Argentina Wine and Wonders Tour

Argentina Wine and Wonders Tour

Destination: Argentina  |  Duration: 12 days  |  Call to Personalize your Custom Journey

This Argentina wine tour includes other wonders of the country starting with exciting, sexy Buenos Aires. Then it’s time for a fantastic stay in the Mendoza wine region where you’ll taste some of the world’s best Malbecs. In Salta and the Andean Northwest region, you will find out why Salta province is widely known as Salta la Linda (Salta the Beautiful). Your journey of a lifetime ends at the magnificent Iguazu Falls where the mighty river of the same name topples over cliffs into a massive white cloud.

Argentina wine tour - Buenos Aires tango

Day 1: Welcome to Buenos Aires!

You’ll be met at the International Airport and transferred to your hotel. Freshen up and head to out to begin discovering why there are so many words used to describe Argentina’s capital: big, cosmopolitan, colorful, Latin, seductive, electrifying, sophisticated, European, amazing….

Treat yourself to a scrumptious dinner before returning to your hotel for the night. If you’re a meat lover, then you probably know that Buenos Aires is famous for steak. But with chefs and cooks come from all over the world to work in this multicultural city, there’s something for every palate, vegetarians included.

Night in Buenos Aires

Teatro Colon

Day 2: Private Buenos Aires City Tour

Discover the beauty and wonders of Buenos Aires on a full day touring some of the city’s barrios (neighborhoods). You’ll see the National Congress, the Metropolitan Cathedral and Teatro Colón, one of Latin America’s most important opera houses. Visit San Telmo, a traditional barrio where tango performances can be seen in many bars and restaurants. The colorful barrio of La Boca is home to artists, tango performers and Italian tavernas. Palermo combines architecture and history with entertainment and amusement in its green spaces. La Recoleta is an exclusive and elegant neighborhood of Beaux-Arts architecture with fashionable restaurants, cafes, shops and the famous cemetery where Eva Perón and other notable Argentines are buried.

Night in Buenos Aires

Argentina Teatro Colon

Day 3: Buenos Aires or Ferry to Uruguay

There’s more to see of Buenos Aires and today you’re free to explore on your own. Return to a favorite place from the city tour like Teatro Colon or one of the lively neighborhoods such as La Boca for an impromptu Tango performance. Another great option is to take the ferry across the river to Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Night in Buenos Aires

Argentina Wine Tour - Finca Adalgisa

Day 4: Argentina Wine Tour

Today you leave Buenos Aires to begin Argentina wine tour portion of your journey. You’ll visit some of the best vineyards and wineries in the world. After the short flight to Mendoza, the remainder of the day free to enjoy the spectacular scenery of Finca Adalgisa. This little paradise is situated in the heart of Mendoza’s Wine Route among Malbec vines that are over 100 years old. Just 20 minutes away from the city center, the finca (estate) offers the perfect combination between the rural lifestyle and living in a small, friendly and lively village.

Night near Mendoza

Argentina Wine Tour

Day 5: The Malbec Experience

Your private tour today will head south of Mendoza into the vineyards and trellises of Lujan de Cuyo, the first fine wine producing area of the country. Here you will visit two wineries – one industrial and artisanal – where you’ll learn the secrets of winemaking and the art of tasting. Enjoy a gourmet lunch this afternoon, with wine, of course.

Night near Mendoza

Day 6: Explore Mendoza on your Own

You will be taken to Mendoza today to explore the city on your leisure. Situated at the foot of the Andes mountains, Mendoza is a city of natural beauty, interesting history and eclectic architecture. Visit major landmarks, plazas and stadiums such as Alameda and General San Martin Park. Enjoy Mendoza’s wine-based culture natural beauty and interesting architecture. Head to Cerro de la Gloria, the highest point in Mendoza, to get wonderful city views and sight lines out over the surrounding wine region.

Night near Mendoza

Argentina winer tour - Salta Cathedral

Day 7: Fly to Salta

A private city tour of Salta highlights places of importance like the Cathedral. Visit the Cultural Center and Historical Museum with sacred art and rooms dedicated to old traditional families of Salta. San Bernardo Convent, San Francisco Church and the Cabildo with its stunning arches, stand out most amongst Salta’s architectural colonial heritage.

Ascend San Bernardo Hill to enjoy the panoramic view of the city. Afterwards, visit to Batalla de Salta Monument and 20 de Febrero Park. Then visit a summer village on the outskirts of town called San Lorenzo. End the day with a stop at the Artisan Market where craftsmen of the entire province show off their original crafts.

Night in Salta

Argentina Quebrada de las Conchas

Day 8: Day Out to Cafayate

The journey starts from Salta and heads south, traversing the Lerma Valley and its historical towns. Reach Quebrada de las Conchas (the Shell´s Gorge), where wind and water erosion carved curious shapes on the rocks – The Amphitheater, Devil´s throat, The Toad, The Castles, among others. When you arrive in Cafayate, visit some wineries famous for Torrontes, a white wine with special characteristics of this climate and land. After lunch, return one again to Salta through the Quebrada de las Conchas and the Lerma Valley.

Night in Salta

Argentina Quebrada de Escoipe

Day 9: Day Out to Humahuaca

Journey to Purmamarca Village where you will learn about the legend of the surrounding Hill of Seven Colors. Walk along the narrow streets to see the Church and visit a Craft Market in the town square. In Tilcara, visit the ancient ruins of Pucará and Archaeological Museum. Cross the Capricorn Tropic where you can see the colors of La Pollera de la Coya Hill. Go inside the church of Uquía where the famous Arcabuceros Angels paintings are kept. In Humahuaca, it’s time for lunch and a visit to the Independence Monument of the sculptor, Soto Avendaño. Continue on, observing the La Paleta del Pintor, the beautiful natural landscape framing the town of Maimara. The final stop is the Cathedral in San Salvador de Jujuy, characterized by carved wood and gold and statues of Lola Mora.

Night in Salta

Argentina Wine Tour Iguassu Falls

Day 10: World Famous Iguassu Falls

Fly to Iguazú Falls this morning. The waterfalls are located near the triple border of Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil. They are made of steppes up and fed by the mighty Iguazú River. You can take a boat ride under the waterfalls or hike on trails to appreciate the subtropical jungle animals. Devil´s Throat is the highest fall of 80 meters and is its own separate show. Departing from Puerto Canoas, it can be enjoyed in all its majesty from only 50 meters away.

Night in Iguazu National Park

Argentina wine tour - Iguazu Falls

Day 11: Day in Iguazu Falls National Park

This magnificent spectacle of Iguazú Falls are 275 cascades, footbridges and tours that take the visitors closer to the waterfalls to live an unforgettable experience. You’ll enjoy amazing views in the middle of subtropical vegetation full of shrubs, birds and wild animals. The tour starts at the Visitors Center and then we go through the Argentinean waterfall’s traditional tours. The Superior Circuit is a panoramic view of the waterfalls and the Lower Circuit gets you closer to the jungle and the waterfalls, and to the impressive Garganta del Diablo, after walking on the 1.000 mts. footbridge. We include the Ecological Train of the Jungle and visit the Nature Interpretation Center in your tour.

Night in Iguazu National Park

Argentina wine tour - Buenos Aires

Day 12: To Buenos Aires and Beyond

Get up early today for your last view of the spectacular waterfalls and to spend some time in the National Park. Then, you will be transported to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Journey home with some souvenirs from your Argentina wine tour. Or maybe your travels will take to to another part of South America. We’re happy to help with Part Two!