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.
Argentina is a country destined to be explored and has something to offer everyone. Our Argentina specialists have put together their top five reasons to visit this stunning country…
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Argentina is an unrivalled destination for foodies. With a cuisine that is loved and savoured in eateries across the globe, Argentina has muscled its way to the top of many a menu del dia. Yet, it is its wine that is star of the show, and whilst the regions of Salta, Córdoba and San Juan claim top notch wine exports, it is Mendoza that captures the attention of connoisseurs.
Scarlett, our Latin America specialist, has just returned from exploring the highlights of Argentina and found the magnificent Iguazu Falls truly jaw-dropping! Read on to find out why she considers them to be one of South America’s real gems and perhaps one of the most impressive waterfalls on the planet.
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After Grant’s recent visit to Argentina, he explores the reasons to visit the Ibera Wetlands over the Pantanal. Both wildlife hot-spots have something to offer with the chance to see some of the continent’s most exotic wildlife; however Grant pushes for the Ibera Wetlands due to its exclusivity, logistic appeal and luxury accommodation.
The Northwest of Argentina is commonly forgotten on any one visit to this diverse country, yet it’s one of the most exciting, adventurous and awe-inspiring places Argentina has to offer. From dramatic and remote landscapes, high altitude wine vineyards and indigenous communities. There is something for every wanderlust traveller and one of Argentina’s best kept secrets. See below 5 main reasons to make the journey to this stunning corner of Argentina:
The Three World Wonders
Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls and Rio de Janeiro
Best for: Culture History, Highlights, Honeymoon
This is the ultimate itinerary to get under the skin of South America. In just over two weeks, you will discover the legendary ruins of Machu Picchu, explore the awe-inspiring Iguazu Falls, and enjoy the breath-taking views from Christ the Redeemer
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Three must-visit countries; three fascinating capital cities, three contrasting histories, three delicious cuisines, and three “Wonders of the World”! Starting in Lima and ending in Rio, the views and memories that you will take from those official wonders of Machu Picchu, Iguazu Falls and the Statue of Christ the Redeemer will stay with you for a lifetime. Throw in sampling some Ceviche in Lima’s world-famous restaurant scene, an evening of tango & steak in Buenos Aires, and maybe even a cold beer on Copacabana beach. This itinerary is the ultimate first-timers trip through the continent and the perfect trip for honeymooners looking for something that little bit different.
Day 1 - 2 : Lima, Peru
Stay at Casa Andina Premium Lima for 1 night
Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. During your time in Lima, you will explore the city highlights on a guided tour.
Days 2 - 4 : Cusco, Peru
Stay at Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel for 2 nights
Fly to Cusco and on arrival transfer to your hotel. In Cusco, we have included a visit to Sacsayhuaman and the Inca Shrine Qenqo. You will also explore the Korikancha temple and San Pedro Market to see a traditional Andean Market in Cusco. These tours are the perfect way to explore and get to know the city.
Day 4 - 5 : Urubamba, Sacred Valley, Peru
Stay at Hotel Sol y Luna for 1 night
Today, transfer to the Sacred valley and visit Pisac town and its authentic Indian market. Continue through the Urubamba Valley to Ollantaytambo; an archaeological site and living Inca town.
Day 5 - 6 : Aguas Calientes, Peru
Stay at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel for 1 night
The train will take you to Aguas Calientes, where you’ll board a coach that takes you to Machu Picchu. After a guided visit, enjoy lunch at Sanctuary Lodge (courtesy of Imagine Latin America) opposite the ruins. Afterwards you have time to explore the fortress independently, or to take an optional hike to the sungate. Dinner at Inkaterra Hotel is included.
Day 6 - 7 : Cusco, Peru
Stay at Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel for 1 night
Day of leisure in Aguas Calientes. You may choose to return to Machu Picchu, hike Huayna Picchu or relax in Aguas Calientes and its hot springs. In the afternoon, board the train to return to Cusco. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.
Days 7 - 9 : Buenos Aires, Argentina
Stay at Nuss Hotel for 2 nights
Today, fly to Buenos aires via Lima. During your time in this cosmopolitan city, you have time at leisure to explore the sights, sample the cuisine and soak up the culture. Please ask us for our personal must do travel tips! We have included one of Argentina's finest evening tango shows. Esquina Carlos Gardel tango show is performed by the best dancers and singers. Three-course dinner (vegetarian meals also on option) and Argentinean wine is included.
Days 9 - 11 : Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
Stay at La Cantera Jungle Lodge for 2 nights
This morning, take a short flight to Iguazu and transfer to your hotel.
During your time in Iguazu, we have included a guided tour on both the Argentine and Brazilian sides of the waterfalls. Explore the numerous walkways and have the chance to explore the lush rainforest surrounds. During your stay, you will also embark on an exhilarating boat safari, which takes you right up to the foot of the falls, offering a completely different and close-up perspective. Be warned you will get wet!
Days 11 - 15 : Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly to Rio de Janeiro and on arrival, transfer to your hotel. During your time here, we have included a half day jeep tour of Tijuca Forest and Corcovado, where you will get up close to your final wonder of the world; the Statue of Christ the Redeemer. You remainder of time in Rio is at leisure. Find out about the range of tours you can add or simply relax on one of Rio’s glitzy beaches.
Day 15 - 16 : Return flight home
Today transfer back to the airport for your flight home.
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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 $4780 per person
All accommodation with breakfasts
Transfers with baggage assistance
National park entrance fees
Ask our specialists for prices excluding flights from the UK. This price is as a guide only. The actual price is influenced by fluctuations in exchange rate, time of year, travel class of flights and the use of private versus shared excursions. Single supplements are likely to apply.