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.
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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:
Ultimate Highlights of Argentina
Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Mendoza, Salta, Tilcara, El Calafate, El Chalten, Ushuaia and the Pampas
Best for: Highlights, Spectacular scenery, Culture History
This all-encompassing itinerary combines the best of Argentina. Discover lush dramatic landscapes, outdoor adventures and an array of incredible wildlife, all whilst staying in boutique and characterful accommodation.
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From family fun to romantic getaways, this itinerary will open up your eyes to the beauty and diversity of Argentina. Explore the captivating city of Buenos Aires, famous for its tango and the best steak in the world. Discover an array of natural wonders and jaw-dropping landscapes, including the iconic Iguazu falls, red terracotta landscapes and salt flats around Salta, the spectacular Perito Moreno Glacier and the majestic national parks of Tierra del Fuego and Los Glaciares National Park. Get under the skin of Mendoza's wine lands and end in the pampas, where you can experience the 'Gaucho' way of life and enjoy some rest and relaxation before heading home. This itinerary ticks all the boxes and will take you on a journey of a lifetime.
Days 1 - 3 : Buenos Aires, Argentina
Stay at San Telmo Luxury Suites for 2 nights
On arrival into Buenos Aires, you will be met and transferred to your hotel located in the heart of San Telmo. During your time in Buenos Aires we have included a number of tours to tantalise your taste buds and allow you to explore Argentine culture at its best. Enjoy a dynamic Tango Show, which oozes 1930's glamour and is performed by some of Argentina's best selection of singers and dancers. The following evening enjoy the Argentine Experience, a unique culinary tour where you will have the chance to 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. Your remaining time is at leisure to explore one of South America's most vibrant cities.
Days 3 - 5 : Iguazu Falls, Argentina
Stay at La Aldea de la Selva Lodge for 2 nights
This morning, fly to Iguazu and transfer to your hotel. During your time in Iguazu, we have included a guided tour in both the Argentine and Brazilian side 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 5 - 8 : Mendoza, Argentina
Stay at Finca Adalgisa for 3 nights
Fly to Mendoza, the heart of Argentina's wine country and home to fabulous landscapes and year-round sunshine. Your authentic lodge is nestled within an old vineyard of Malbec vines which are over 100 years old. Your time here is at leisure to enjoy a number of activities: use the complimentary bicycles to explore the area, go wine-tasting at a number of wineries, indulge in a typical Argentinean barbecue or try a cooking class in Finca Adalgisa's kitchen. All tours can be arranged and booked locally on arrival.
Day 8 - 9 : Salta, Argentina
Stay at Finca Valentina for 1 night
Late this morning, fly to Salta and transfer to your rustic retreat located just outside of the city. In the afternoon simply enjoy the pool, the lovely views and the great food and wine. If your feeling active, there are plenty of things to do: cookery classes, bird watching, walking and horse riding with a local gaucho can all be arranged.
Days 9 - 11 : Salta and Jujuy, Argentina
Stay at Las Marias for 2 nights
Today transfer to the picturesque city of Tilcara and spend the next two days exploring Argentina’s Andean North West. Travel to the north of Salta via the Quebrada del Toro, where sometimes the Train to the Clouds will pass by, continue across the desert plateau of the Puna and Salinas Grandes- a vast open white space surrounded by volcanoes. Cross the highest point, which boasts the best views of the Eastern Andean Range as you travel down to Tilcara via Cuesta de Lipan. The next day, explore the province of Jujuy, the Humahuaha Gorge and the Eastern Andean Range. The Humahuaca Gorge is a large valley famous for its colourful mountains, its geological formations and historic villages. Visit the Humahuaca Market, walk in the Colorado’s Gorge and visit the Pucara of Tilcara – a pre-Inca fortress. This North Andean region of Argentina has a unique geography and is packed with beautiful landscapes.
Day 11 - 12 : Salta, Argentina
Stay at Finca Valentina for 1 night
Return to Salta along the Ruta 9, a road that journeys from the high mountains through lowland tropical forest called Las Yungas. In the afternoon, enjoy a walking tour through Salta’s historical centre. Named “Salta La Linda” (Salta the Beautiful) the city is renowned for its impressive architecture from the colonial period.
Days 12 - 14 : El Calafate, Argentina
Stay at Esplendor El Calafate for 2 nights
Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Calafate. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. Explore Patagonia and visit the epic Perito Moreno Glacier, famed for being one of the only glaciers in the world to be advancing! 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 armed with crampons, trek right onto the glacier's surface and climb the slopes of snow and ice. Your remaining time in El Calafate is at leisure.
Days 14 - 16 : El Chalten, Argentina
Transfer to El Chalten, one of the best trekking destinations in South America and Patagonia. During your time here, enjoy a trek to the Fitz Roy mount viewpoint, which boasts spectacular views of Fitz Roy mount, flanked by "arrows" Poicenot, Saint Exupéry, Mermoz and Guillaumet. Spend two nights at the Destino Sur Hotel.
Day 16 - 17 : El Calafate, Argentina
Stay at Esplendor El Calafate for 1 night
After a morning at leisure, transfer back to El Calafate and check-in to your hotel.
Days 17 - 20 : Tierra del Fuego and Ushuaia, Argentina
Stay at Altos Ushuaia for 3 nights
From El Calafate, fly south to the world’s most southerly city, Ushuaia. Visit Tierra del Fuego National Park and discover typical species of the Andean-Patagonia Forest, such as fire bushes, beech trees, nires, box-leafed barberries and flowers. Your remaining time is at leisure, we would recommend sailing across the Beagle Channel, where you can see an array of wildlife including seals, albatrosses and petrels.
Days 20 - 22 : Pampas, Argentina
Fly to Buenos Aires and transfer to your estancia in the Pampas. The lodge’s location in San Antonio de Areco, is the birthplace of the gaucho tradition and less than a two hour drive from Buenos Aires. It is a desirable refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city and the ideal way to end your Argentine adventure. Days are filled with excursions on horseback, by sulky carriage or mountain bike and all meals are included during your stay.
Day 22 : Return flight home
After a morning at leisure, transfer 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.
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From $7045 per person
All accommodation with breakfasts
Private transfers with baggage assistance
Shared guided tours in English
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.