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Luxury Food & Wine Tour of Argentina and Chile in 14 days

Destinations

Argentina: Buenos Aires, San Antonio de Areco, Bariloche, and Mendoza.
Chile: Puerto Varas, Santiago de Chile.

Duration

14 days

$7,125 USD

This is the perfect trip for food and wine lovers who are willing for two weeks of culinary and luxury adventure in South America. Experience the culinary delight of Buenos Aires. Explore the city and Join the locals in Authentic Tango experience in a Milonga.Discover the heart of Argentina as well as Chile’s southern Lakes District in Patagonia.
Visit Santiago de Chile, a city full of energy and character. Attend a cooking class and learn the secrets of Chilean cuisine and visit the surrounding vineyards. Visit the capital of Malbec, Mendoza, in Argentina and enjoy being guided through the best of what Mendoza’s wineries have to offer. Stay in charming wine lodge in Valle de Uco and discover the unique flavor and characteristic of its world-class wine along with a bounty of culinary treasures and breathtaking scenery of the region. One of our most loved Argentina Tours!

Included in this trip:

  • Accommodation; 13 nights.
  • Meals: 13 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 5 dinners (all including drinks).
  • 4 domestic flights; Buenos Aires – Bariloche / Puerto Varas – Santiago – Mendoza – Buenos Aires.
  • All land transportation and professional, locally guided excursions as included in the itinerary. All excursions are privately operated or in small exclusive groups.
  • Flights taxes.
  • Personalized concierge service from our local experience manager before and during the trip.
  • 24/7 emergency phone and Whatsapp for urgent assistance from our staff.

Not included:

(We can gladly book these services for you if you need; just ask your Travel Designer).

  • International flights from any destination.
  • Medical, travel and cancellation insurance.
  • Services mentioned as “optional”.

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Itinerary

Spend the afternoon exploring Buenos Aires

Day 1: Arrive in the “Paris of South America” – Buenos Aires

Touchdown into Buenos Aires and a private driver will be waiting to take you to your hotel. You tour begins with a ‘Welcome meeting’ by our Experience Manager, also your personal concierge for this journey who will provide you with her phone or WhatsApp contact where you can reach her 24/7 throughout the tour. She will take care of all the details during your trip and answer all your queries to make your trip a once in a lifetime experience.

Meals: not included.

Legado Mitico Boutique Hotel

Accommodation
Legado Mitico Boutique Hotel

Tango in Buenos Aires

Day 2: Discover Buenos Aires’ rich culture

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with drinks and wine.

Accommodation: Legado Mitico Boutique Hotel

Spend the morning tracing the steps of Evita across this magnificent city, including the Evita Museum where you’ll enjoy a special lunch. Put your rhythm at test by visiting the San Telmo and La Boca – locally known as the ‘tango neighbourhoods’. You can learn the Fileteado Porteño technique from a local artist. This is followed by a full tango evening where you can try your first steps of this popular dance style with a local dancer, enjoy an Argentine dinner featuring local wines, and round it all up with a stroll along Milongas.
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Legado Mitico Boutique Hotel

Accommodation
Legado Mitico Boutique Hotel

The lakes of beautiful Bariloche

Day 3: Your first taste of Patagonia – and mate

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: El Casco Hotel & Spa, Bariloche

The next stop on this 14-day South American culinary adventure is Bariloche. Private transfers to and from the airport, and domestic flight is included in the package.

Spend the day exploring the gorgeous setting of Bariloche, taking in panoramic views from Punto Panoramico and Cerro Campanario viewpoints. Enjoy a peaceful hike through the soft trails by the woods, also featuring your first taste of the traditional South American drink – mate – with cookies by the lake.Meals: Breakfast

El Casco Hotel & Spa, Bariloche

Accommodation
El Casco Hotel & Spa, Bariloche

Day 4: Watch condors and enjoy a nomadic gourmet experience

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch with drinks and wines.

Accommodation: El Casco Hotel & Spa, Bariloche

Discover the vastness of steppe with your guide Lorenzo Sympson – third generation in a British family of birdwatchers, who was born and raised at an Argentine Estancia. It’s an outdoor experience that features a scenic hike on which you can observe Condors, listening and learning about these amazing birds, followed by a one-of-a-kind lunch at a nomad restaurant with wines.

El Casco Hotel & Spa, Bariloche

Accommodation
El Casco Hotel & Spa, Bariloche

Soaking up the stunning mountain views

Day 5: Crossing the Andes

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch with drinks.

Accommodation: Hotel Patagonico Puerto Varas, Chile

Today we will travel from Argentina to Chile, crossing the Andes. The journey features amazing views of the lakes, volcanoes and the majestic Andes mountain ranges. Our journey ends at the lovely Puerto Varas city in Chile where we will stay overnight.

Hotel Patagonico Puerto Varas, Chile

Accommodation
Hotel Patagonico Puerto Varas, Chile

Snowcapped volcanoes characterise this part of the country

Day 6: Puerto Varas – Puerto Montt – Santiago de Chile

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch with drinks and wines.

Accommodation: Le Reve, Santiago de Chile

We leave after breakfast, exploring Puerto Varas with our local guide. Enjoy lunch at one of the town’s classic restaurants before your private transfer takes you to the airport for your flight to Santiago, Chile’s cosmopolitan and energetic capital. Another private vehicle takes you to your Accommodation.

Le Reve, Santiago de Chile

Accommodation
Le Reve, Santiago de Chile

Enjoy a cooking lesson by Chef Jimmy Valdez

Day 7: Capital highlights & culinary delights in Santiago

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with drinks and wines.

Accommodation: Le Reve, Santiago de Chile

We kick off the day with a visit to La Vega and the Historic Central Market to pick up the ingredients that will be needed for today’s special culinary experience. At El Galeon Restaurant, savour a pisco sour while Jimmy Valdez Chef leads the cooking lesson that will introduce you to quintessential Chilean dishes. Your amazing lunch is followed by a visit to Santiago’s main attractions. Savour the delights of a day well spent over your gourmet dinner.

Le Reve, Santiago de Chile

Accommodation
Le Reve, Santiago de Chile

Chilean wines are some of the best in the world

Day 8: Casablanca Valley wines

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch with drinks and wines.

Accommodation: Le Reve, Santiago de Chile Today we make our way to the lush, vine-covered hills of the Casablanca Valley, 75 km away from Santiago. At Matetic vineyards, you can learn about winemaking, bottling and storage. The visit to this beautiful vineyard includes tasting of two premium wines from the Corralillo line and lunch.

From here we visit Isla Negra to see the museum house of Pablo Neruda before returning to our boutique hotel in Santiago during the afternoon.

Le Reve, Santiago de Chile

Accommodation
Le Reve, Santiago de Chile

Mendoza is one of the key wine growing regions in Argentina

Day 9: Arrive in Mendoza and enjoy an introduction to the Argentinean wines

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner with drinks and wines.

Accommodation: Casa de Uco Wine Resort, Mendoza

Depart by your private vehicle for the airport to fly to your next destination – Mendoza, the name synonymous with wines. Your day includes an introduction to different wine regions by a renowned sommelier, wine tasting and dinner. The little region produces 2/3 of Argentinean wines and the perfect place to enjoy the country’s best drops.

Casa de Uco Wine Resort, Mendoza

Accommodation
Casa de Uco Wine Resort, Mendoza

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Day 10: An exclusive culinary experience at Uco Valley

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch with drinks and wines.

Accommodation: Casa de Uco Wine Resort, Mendoza

We journey into one of Mendoza’s key wine producing areas – Uco Valley, visiting the Clos de los 7 Winery. The experience is surreal as you enjoy the best of this region and its landscapes. A private lunch at The Bonnie Family Mansion is another highlight of the day.

Casa de Uco Wine Resort, Mendoza

Accommodation
Casa de Uco Wine Resort, Mendoza

Exploring by horseback

Day 11: Relax by the Andes

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch with drinks and wines.

Accommodation: Casa de Uco wine Resort, Mendoza

It’s a day of pure relaxation! Unwind with a glass (or bottle) of wine, experiencing the vineyard lifestyle, including visiting a vineyard, picnicking with an unforgettable view and enjoying a traditional Argentine style barbecue. Wining and dining done, you can head to the spa for an incredible massage.

Adventure seekers (who love to drink wine), this one is for you! Trek the Andes Mountains, horseback ride through the vineyard and learn about how some of the best wines in Mendoza are made.

Casa de Uco wine Resort, Mendoza

Accommodation
Casa de Uco wine Resort, Mendoza

Indulging the taste buds near Mendoza

Day 12: Savour the flavours of Mendoza

Meals: Breakfast; lunch and dinner with drinks and wines.

Accommodation: Estancia La Bamba de Areco

Discover the wonderful combination of textures and flavours at a chocolate tasting in Casa El Enemigo. The sensational is followed by lunch at Divina Comedia Restaurant.

A private transfer and domestic flight later you arrive at your next Accommodation in a traditional “Estancia” or ranch in the Pampas, about one hour and a half from the city of Buenos Aires. Here we will learn up close the “Gaucho” lifestyle and its traditions.

Estancia La Bamba de Areco

Accommodation
Estancia La Bamba de Areco

Discover traditional Gaucho ways of life

Day 13: Gauchos traditions, creole Artists ateliers and Pulperias in The Pampas

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with drinks and wines.

Accommodation: Estancia La Bamba de Areco

San Antonio de Areco is the ideal place to get acquainted with Gaucho’s traditions and enjoy the countryside. Walk around the historical centre with a local; understand how Creole artists’ ateliers create the local crafts, visit Draghi and Guirlades Museum and enjoy lunch at a typical Pulperia with local wine.

The afternoon is spent relaxing and enjoying activities at the Estancia.

Estancia La Bamba de Areco

Accommodation
Estancia La Bamba de Areco

Farewell, Argentina!

Day 14: Departing Buenos Aires

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch with drinks and wines.

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Rest of the day remains free to enjoy the activities at the Estancia until your departure time (11am) when we transfer you to the airport. Late check-out is possible, although it may involve an additional cost.

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