Itinerary Overview –
This private, customizable tour combines the cosmopolitan glamour of Buenos Aires with the thundering majesty of Iguazú Falls in the rainforest, wine tasting in the foothills of the Andes in Mendoza, and outdoor activities in the pristine natural beauty of Patagonia, all in exclusive accommodations. After an insider’s visit to the Paris of South America, you’ll head to Iguazú Falls for an eco-adventure at one of the world’s natural wonders, followed by the chance to sample wines at Argentina’s top wineries.
End your vacation at a lodge set amidst the lush forests, mountain peaks, and rivers and lakes of Patagonia. Throughout, you will experience flawless service from bilingual professional guides, drivers, hosts and Latin Excursions staff as we help you plan your Argentina Highlights vacation from start to finish.
If you’re looking for: Cosmopolitan glamour, dining at top restaurants and exclusive cultural and shopping experiences, along with an upscale eco-adventure in the jungle, wine tasting and gourmet cuisine, and a luxurious nature retreat with spa and outdoor activities.
Extend your trip: Within Argentina to the northwest provinces of Salta and Jujuy for local culture; to the vast Paraná swamps for more eco-adventure; to El Calafate to see the famed Perito Moreno Glacier; or to the Peninsula Valdés for top wildlife viewing.
- Passionate tango show in Buenos Aires
- Top Argentine restaurants
- Panoramic view of Iguazú Waterfalls
- Private cooking lesson at a Mendoza winery
- Bicycling through vineyards
- Horseback ride along lakeshore
- Hike to hidden waterfalls
- Ideal for couples, small groups and families
- Tailor-made experiences
Day 1 – Welcome to Buenos Aires
Arrival to Buenos Aires and airport meet and greet and transfer to your hotel where you’ll have an early check-in. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. You have the choice of staying at either a luxurious boutique property, with accommodations in spacious suites attended by 24-hour butlers, gourmet or larger full-service stylish properties.
Meals not included.
Day 2 – Buenos Aires City
This morning you’ll explore some of the city’s most important neighborhoods and iconic sites – the Plaza de Mayo and Casa Rosada (Pink House); historic San Telmo with its cobblestone streets and faded elegance; the Puerto Madero port area that’s being revitalized; and the trendy Palermo. Learn about Buenos Aires’ turbulent history, browse antique shops and explore the elaborate mausoleums in the famed Recoleta Cemetery.
For those with specialty interest, ask us about a tour focusing on the life of Eva Perón, museum tours, a personal shopper experience, insider access to a silversmith studio, visit to top leather goods shops, art gallery tour, architecture tour, and more.
Mansión Algodón (boutique) – Suite
Palacio Duhau (full service luxury) – Park Deluxe King
Day 3 – Buenos Aires Leisure
Breakfast at the hotel, then day at leisure to explore the city, or ask us for details on activities like attending one of the famed Argentine fútbol (soccer) matches, a polo match, browsing boutiques with a personal shopper, a museum tour, Jewish tour, day trip to Colonia (Uruguay), or other special interest activities.
Day 4 – To Iguazú Falls
Transfer to domestic airport and check-in assistance for Iguazú flight; airport meet and greet and transfer to your hotel.
Day 5 – Iguazú Falls Adventure
Go on an exciting jungle adventure, and walk along the upper and lower paths to unique viewpoints.
Day 6 – To Mendoza
Transfer to the airport for check-in assistance and flight to Mendoza, connecting in Buenos Aires; transfer through the vineyards in the shadow of the snow-capped Andes to reach your lodgings at a boutique winery in one of the main wine-producing regions – Luján de Cuyo. Enjoy a late afternoon massage, sunset over the mountains on your bungalow’s terrace, and gourmet meal at your hotel.
Your hotel is a luxurious lodge, set amongst vineyards and with views of the Andes. Each suite is a private bungalow, with terrace and private pool. All meals are included, with lunches and dinners at top wineries and restaurants in the area. There is also a full service spa, specializing in grape and wine-related treatments.
Cavas Wine Lodge – Bungalow
Breakfast and dinner included
Day 7 – Cooking Lesson and Wine Tasting
Private cooking lesson at a boutique winery or top restaurant in Mendoza where you’ll get to prepare a main course and dessert, and enjoy a meal with views of the Andes after the lesson. After lunch, continue your tour of the Uco Valley, visiting Salentein Winery and the Killka Museum art collection (15 minutes from Andeluna). Salentein is a state-of-art winery in the Andes foothills and also houses the Killka Museum, an exclusive collection of contemporary Argentine art. Follow the visit with a biking tour of the vineyards.
Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 8 – Mendoza Activities
Visit a premium winery in the wine-growing area of Luján de Cuyo, where you’ll have a private barrel tasting. After the visit, transfer to Almacén del Sur, a restaurant known for its gourmet tasting menu that includes a wide variety of Mendocino delicacies paired with the best vintages. Continue to Mendoza capital to explore the city’s beautiful parks and history in the founding of Argentina.
Breakfast and lunch included.
Day 9 – To Bariloche
Transfer to domestic airport and check-in assistance for San Carlos de Bariloche flight (one hour). Airport meet and greet and transfer to an estancia, for those interested in a pure nature experience, or a romantic boutique hotel for a mixture of charming village life and nature. With both options you’ll be surrounded by lush Patagonian forests and on the shores of one of the area’s transparent lakes, with luxurious accommodations and top notch service.
Days 10-13 – Lake District Activities
You’ll have several days to explore the surrounding Lake District areas – from hikes to panoramic viewpoints, to horseback riding to hidden waterfalls, kayaking on the lake, catamaran rides, relaxing at the spa, exploring charming shops in mountain towns, and whitewater rafting – there’s something for all interests!
Day 13 – To Buenos Aires
Transfer to the airport and flight to Buenos Aires (one hour); transfer to hotel for last evening in the city.
Day 14 – To Home
Late check-out and transfer to the international airport for evening international flight home, or on to other adventures.