There is so much to see and do in Argentina depending on the amount of time you have to spare and your interests. With the following Latin America itinerary ideas we try and give you a feel for what is and what isn't possible to achieve in a certain amount of time. These tour ideas are merely suggestions and we will tweak and tailor-make everything to exactly what you want to do on your holiday.
Cavas Wine Lodge in Mendoza’s winelands is Argentina’s finest wine hotel, and a real favourite of ours. Although Cavas doesn’t come cheap, the stylish contemporary pool suites, extraordinary views and above-and-beyond service make Cavas worth the splurge.
Food and drink is at the heart of Argentine culture, so what better way to spend your time than eating and drinking in all the best spots Buenos Aires has to offer. Tried and tested by our Marketing Executive and Latin America enthusiast Suzie, we recommend the best things to eat, drink and do in Buenos Aires.
Venturing into the North West of Argentina, our Latin America specialist Grant explores the spectacular scenery and adventure travel potential of the Puna.
Luxury Landscapes of Argentina
Pampas, Mendoza, Córdoba, El Calafate and Buenos Aires
Discover a land of contrasts on this itinerary to Argentina and stay in some of the country's most exclusive and secluded hotels. Brimming with spectacular landscapes, Argentine culture and utter luxury, this trip offers a once in a lifetime experience.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
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Begin your Argentine adventure in the unspoilt countryside of the Pampas, home of the gaucho. Continue to Mendoza, Argentina's wine capital and nestled at the foothills of the Andes. Sample an array of wines and authentic gourmet cuisine, before heading to Córdoba, well-known for its spectacular mountainous landscapes and home to the country's best horse-riding estancias. From here, travel to Patagonia and take in the dramatic Perito Moreno Glacier, before finishing in the colourful capital of Buenos Aires.
Days 1 - 3 : Pampas, Argentina
Stay at Estancia La Bamba for 2 nights
Upon arrival into Buenos Aires, you are met at the airport and transferred out of the capital to your estancia in the pampas. Days at La Bamba are filled with excursions on horseback, by sulky carriage or mountain bike. The estancia also serves as the base for an international polo team that bears its name. With two polo fields, guests can watch games during the season, with practice sessions and matches taking place almost daily. A large swimming pool and numerous social areas offer you the chance to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Days 3 - 6 : Mendoza, Argentina
Stay at Cavas Wine Lodge for 3 nights
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Mendoza, the heart of Argentina's wine country and home to fabulous landscapes and year-round sunshine. Your luxury lodge boasts stupendous views of the high Andes and is set among a 60-acre private vineyard outside Mendoza. All meals and activities are included during your stay and you can do as much or as little as you want. Indulge on authentic gourmet Argentinean cuisine at Cavas restaurant as well as a superb range of wines from the wine cellar, explore the countless vineyards surrounding the area, or get active and enjoy a number of outdoor adventures. These include rafting, hiking, zip lining and horse-riding to name a few.
Days 6 - 9 : Cordoba area, Argentina
Stay at Estancia Los Potreros for 3 nights
Fly north to the modern city of Córdoba, well-known for its colonial charm and spectacular mountainous landscapes. On arrival transfer to your estancia, an exclusive 6,500-acre working cattle farm and one of the country's best horseriding estancias. During your time here, all meals and activities are included. Riding is a key part of estancia life and a huge variety of rides are offered here, including the occasional overnight excursion. Helping the gauchos in their daily work is a truly memorable experience and brings with it the very best traditions of Argentina. The riding activities can be tailored to meet individual requirements. The estancia
also boasts a polo field and riders are welcome to play stick-and-ball with
informal instruction from the owners. There are also plenty of other activities to choose from, including picnics,
wine tasting, swimming, birdwatching and stargazing. The estancia is also centrally located for visits to the many Jesuit establishments, missions,
churches and estancias which are a key part of the province’s historical
Days 9 - 12 : El Calafate area, Argentina
Stay at Eolo for 3 nights
Fly to El Calafate, Argentina's glacier region and check-in to your unique-luxury lodge. Located thirty minutes from the town, it is hidden in the most breathtaking setting. All meals are included during your stay as well as an array of activities, including horseback riding or trekking on Mount Frías, mountain biking and exploring a plethora of fauna and flora found within the region. We have also included a visit to the epic Perito Moreno Glacier, wander the various walkways where you will be able to appreciate great views of the glacier and have the opportunity to see huge ice blocks breaking off into the lake. Take a boat excursion to the face of the glacier and see it from a close-up perspective.
Days 12 - 14 : Buenos Aires, Argentina
Stay at Four Seasons Buenos Aires for 2 nights
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. On arrival, check-in to your luxury hotel located in fashionable Recoleta. During your time in Argentina's capital city, we have included a number of tours which will allow you to explore Argentine culture at its best. Discover the city highlights on a half day tour and visit the colourful houses of La Boca, the antique hub of San Telmo and wander around the green and leafy Palermo. Enjoy the Argentine Experience, a unique culinary tour, which is a fun and exciting way to learn what being Argentine is all about. Create an empanada using the traditional ‘repulgue’ technique, taste the exquisite Argentinean steak, and master the art of making dulce de leche filled alfajores- an Argentine favourite.
Day 14 : Return flight home
After a morning at leisure, transfer to the airport for your flight home.
When to go
Due to the sheer size of Argentina, there are different climates throughout the country. For this reason, it is better to visit different areas at different times. We recommend visiting between November and March for pleasant temperatures. our advice on when to visit the Valdes Peninsula will largely depend on the whale season. The northern region of Argentina boasts warm weather and fewer crowds during the months of May and June.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8942
From $10353 per person
All meals except Buenos Aires which is breakfast only
Transfers with baggage assistance
National park entrance fees