Faena Hotel

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Imbued with red velvet, crystal candelabras, tufted leather sofas, and sweeping views of the Buenos Aires skyline, the Faena Hotel epitomizes urban luxury. As Architectural Digest raved, this hotel takes theatrical design to new heights. It’s an epicurean wonderland with two infamous restaurants and bars, all staples on the Buenos Aires social scene. Sizzling with seduction, the hotel’s own El Cabaret is home to the world’s most riveting tango show—Rojo Tango. Guests round out their experience with access to a spa with a robust menu of massages, body wraps, and beauty treatments.

LUXURIOUS DINING, TRADITIONAL CUISINE

The hotel plays host to the city’s elite cuisine and cocktails. From El Mercado’s authentic estancia-style asado barbecue to Bistro Sur’s haute cuisine. La Cava serves guests from the hotel’s collection of over 4,000 wines. Sip fruit-infused Argentinian cocktails at the Poolbar, which takes its name from the city’s most dramatic pools it overlooks. Settle into the Library Lounge, an intimate space lined with antique books, where guests partake in morning coffee, afternoon tea, or cocktails with live entertainment.

INSPIRATIONAL AND SENSUAL

At El Cabaret, guests step into a room awash in red velvet and gold trim. Inspired by the city’s 1920’s tango clubs, guests enjoy fine wine and cocktails while relishing in the exotic, mesmerizing performance of Rojo Tango, the acclaimed show put on by some of Argentina’s best dancers, musicians, and singers.

The true heart of the Faena Hotel is the Faena Spa. A serene oasis for meditation and learning, both spiritual and physical, an oasis of holistic therapies for the mind and body. Faena Spa blends ancient healing rituals from around the world to awaken consciousness and restore wellbeing.

Ideal forthose wanting a high-style Buenos Aires retreat featuring contemporary opulence and a superb Tango show

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highlights

  • Restaurants and bars popular on Argentina’s social scene
  • Rave review by Architectural Digest
  • Collection of 4,000 wines
  • Rojo Tango at El Cabaret
  • El Mercado’s infamous Sunday Brunch with fresh meats & fish flame-roasted over Colorado "Quebracho" wood
  • Magnificent views of the Buenos Aires’ skyline

rooms

  • Park View Room: King or Queen bed; Pure white leather, gold filigree, and red velvet furnishings; Arabescato marble bathroom; Views of the Puerto Madero gardens
  • Premier Park View Room: Queen bed; Pure white leather, gold filigree, and red velvet furnishings; Arabescato marble bathroom; Views of Rio de la Plata to Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve and Puerto Madero Park
  • Skyline View Room: King or Twin bed; Pure white leather, gold filigree, and red velvet furnishings; Arabescato marble bathroom; Views of Buenos Aires skyline
  • Premier Skyline View Room: King bed; Pure white leather, gold filigree, and red velvet furnishings; Arabescato marble bathroom; Views of Buenos Aires skyline and historic San Telmo district
  • Loft Studio: King bed: Pure white leather, gold filigree, and red velvet furnishings; Arabescato marble bathroom; Living room; Dining room; Kitchen; Views of Buenos Aires skyline or lush gardens
  • Corner Studio: King bed; Pure white leather, gold filigree, and red velvet furnishings; Arabescato marble bathroom; Living room; Dining room; Kitchen; Views of Buenos Aires skyline and swimming pool
  • Duplex Suite: King bed; Two floors; Pure white leather, gold filigree, and red velvet furnishings; Arabescato marble bathrooms; Living room; Views of centennial trees of Buenos Aires
  • Porteño Suite: King bed; Pure white leather, gold filigree, and red velvet furnishings; Arabescato marble bathrooms; Living room; Views of Buenos Aires skyline
  • Grand Duplex Suite: King bed; Two floors; Pure white leather, gold filigree, and red velvet furnishings; Arabescato marble bathrooms; Living room; Views of Buenos Aires skyline and Puerto Madero harbor
  • Tower Suite: King bed; Three floors; Pure white leather, gold filigree, and red velvet furnishings; Arabescato marble bathrooms; Whirlpool bathtub; Open waterfall shower; Living room; Views of Costanera Sur Ecological Reserve
  • Presidential Suite: King bed; Pure white leather, gold filigree, and red velvet furnishings; Arabescato marble bathrooms; Dining room with cut-crystal dinner service; Dedicated butler; Two furnished terraces; Ocean views of Buenos Aires skyline and Puerto Madero’s manicured gardens
  • Imperial Suite: King and Twin beds; Two floors; Pure white leather, gold filigree, and red velvet furnishings; Arabescato marble bathrooms; Dining room; Two furnished terraces; Views of Buenos Aires skyline
  • Faena Suite: King and Twin beds; Pure white leather, gold filigree, and red velvet furnishings; Arabescato marble bathrooms; Library; Kitchen; Balcony; Panoramic views of Buenos Aires skyline and Puerto Madero

services

  • 2 Restaurants
  • 2 Bars
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Yoga
  • Event space

Posada Puerto Bemberg Hotel

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Puerto Bemberg, a luxury hotel in the heart of the Misiones jungle, sits on a private natural reserve near Iguazu Falls. Surrounded by trails, waterfalls, native plants, and jungle wildlife, this eco-hotel offers guests the chance to escape to another world. Built from natural materials, the Colonial architecture remains intact while melded with contemporary style and art. Lounge in the swimming pool, sipping luscious drinks. Dine in the hotel’s exquisite restaurant where chefs prepare a fusion of native and international cuisine, paired with a vast selection of Argentinian wines from the hotel’s extensive wine cellar.

WHERE COLONIAL MEETS CONTEMPORARY

Certified as a sustainable tourism hotel by the Rain Forest Alliance, the hotel was originally built from a home owned by the Bemberg Family. New renovations include an elegant swimming pool surrounded by the jungle canopy, as well as a 2500-book library. The main living area, built from boards at the old Newell’s soccer field in Rosario, Argentina, boasts contemporary art from Latin American and European artists, and a grand piano, perfect for Guarani musical concerts.

FLAVORS OF THE JUNGLE

Cuisine at Puerto Bemberg offers guests a menu inspired by the colors, shapes, and natural ingredients of the Misiones jungle. Made from vegetables cultivated in the hotel’s garden, specialties include Paraguay soup, caper Surubim fish, Pacu, barbecues with delicious salads. Sweets include tropical fruit sauces, smashed manioc, and mate ice cream.

Chefs create unexpected flavor combinations with chic presentation, served at varying locales on the hotel grounds based on the preferred ambience for that day’s meal. Guests choose from over 1500 bottles of predominantly Argentine wines from the hotel’s vast wine cellar.

Ideal forfor those who love history and are looking for a colonial-style lodge. Not ideal for young children, though those ages 8+ years are welcome

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highlights

  • Boating activities, trekking, and jungle interpretation
  • Expertly crafted meals served at different locations throughout the hotel grounds to elevate the meal’s ambiance
  • Viewpoint across the garden to enjoy sunsets, the jungle canopy, Parana River, and open sky
  • Wine cellar with over 1500 bottles of 80 different labels, mainly from Argentina
  • Main entertainment area with a grand piano and Guarani music concerts
  • Colonial church with original stained glass from France overlooking the Parana River
  • Certified as a sustainable tourism hotel by Rain Forest Alliance

rooms

  • Superior Twin: Two twin-size beds; Naturally designed Colonial-style decor; Private patio; Safe; First class amenities; Shoe cleaning; Room service; Views of the jungle
  • Superior King: King-size bed; Naturally designed Colonial-style decor; Private patio; Safe; First class amenities; Shoe cleaning; Room service; Views of the jungle
  • Bemberg House: Five suites: Three king-size beds, two twin-size beds; Private bathrooms en suite; Daily maid service; Daily cook and waiter service upon request; Private swimming pool; Barbecue area; River and garden views

services

  • Gourmet restaurant with international and regional cuisine
  • Bar
  • Pool
  • Library
  • Gardens
  • Laundry and dry cleaning
  • Chapel
  • Weddings and special celebrations
  • WiFi

Palacio Duhau Hotel

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In Buenos Aires, one of the world’s most stylish and cosmopolitan cities, is Palacio Duhau Hotel, right in the heart of the French heritage district of Recoleta. Part hotel, part palace, guests enjoy elegant rooms with butler service, spectacular views of the city, and fine dining in any of the four restaurants and bars. Stroll the wide, secluded gardens, or the impressive underground art gallery. Relax in the hotel’s holistic spa after a day of visiting Recoleta’s luxury boutiques and historical sites.

CUISINE FOR THE SENSES

Guests enjoy a range of local flavors and international favorites at the hotel’s restaurants, known locally as some of the best in Buenos Aires. Duhau Restaurante & Vinoteca offers sophisticated Argentinian cuisine and over 7,000 bottles of Argentinian wine, while Gioia Restaurante & Terrazas provides tremendous views of the Palace and the gardens, and al fresco dining with a modern Italian menu. Los Salones del Piano Nobile is perfect for breakfast, small dishes, and luscious snacks throughout the day and their specialty, afternoon tea. Top off the night at The Oak Bar, seated around a wood burning fireplace on the terrace overlooking the gardens.

INDULGENT SPA EXPERIENCES

In the native Mapuche language, Ahín signifies a welcoming ceremony for an honored guest. Ahín Spa is like a welcome embrace for its many business and leisure travelers. This luxury spa offers a soothing retreat from the bustle of Buenos Aires with its serene spa suites and beautiful views. The hotel’s spa provides a uniquely holistic approach to awaken the senses while relaxing and rejuvenating the body, mind and soul. Guests choose from a diverse menu of wellness and health therapies, including massages, and face and body treatments.

Ideal fortravelers looking for the "best of the best" -- featuring a premier restaurant and superb location; Duhau is one of Argentina's top three hotels

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highlights

  • Built from a 1934 palace, restored in 2006
  • Paseo de las Artes Duhau, the hotel’s art collection, features local and international artists
  • Ahín Wellness & Spa offers private suites, hydrotherapy room, heated indoor pool, and a state-of-the-art fitness studio
  • Four different restaurants and bars serve traditional and international cuisine, and La Vinoteca offers over 7,000 bottles of Argentinian wines
  • In the heart of Buenos Aires, enjoy the most exclusive shopping in town with world renowned boutiques, street fairs, and markets

rooms

  • Park King: King bed; Deluxe marble bathroom with bidet, tub, and rain shower; Safe; Butler service; Turndown service; Flat screen TV; CD-DVD player; Safe; Minibar; WiFi; Balconies in some; Street views
  • Park Deluxe King: King bed; Deluxe marble bathroom with bidet, tub, and rain shower; Safe; Butler service; Turndown service; Flat screen TV; CD-DVD player; Safe; Minibar; WiFi; Balconies in some; Garden, palace, or traditional street views
  • Park Deluxe Twin: Twin beds; Deluxe marble bathroom with bidet, tub, and rain shower; Butler service; Turndown service; Flat screen TV; CD-DVD player; Safe; Minibar; WiFi; Balconies in some; Garden, palace, or traditional street views
  • Park Deluxe View King: King bed; Deluxe marble bathroom with bidet, tub, and rain shower; Butler service; Turndown service; Flat screen TV; CD-DVD player; Safe; Minibar; WiFi; Balconies in some; Garden and palace views
  • Park Deluxe Balcony: King bed; Deluxe marble bathroom with bidet, tub, and rain shower; Butler service; Turndown service; Flat screen TV; CD-DVD player; Safe; Minibar; WiFi; Balconies in some; Views of the Apostolic Nunciature gardens, the street, or the river
  • Park One Bedroom Suite: King bed; Deluxe marble bathroom with bidet, tub, and rain shower; Living room; Designer bath products; Butler service; Turndown service; Flat screen TV; CD-DVD player; Safe; Minibar; WiFi; Balconies in some; Street views
  • Park Suite: King bed; Deluxe marble bathroom with bidet, tub, and rain shower; Designer bath products; Butler service; Turndown service; Flat screen TV; CD-DVD player; Fireplace in some; Safe; Minibar; WiFi; Garden or palace views
  • Park Deluxe Suite: King bed; Deluxe marble bathroom with bidet, tub, and rain shower; Designer bath products; Living room; Butler service; Turndown service; Flat screen TV; CD-DVD player; Safe; Minibar; WiFi; Balconies in some; Panoramic garden or street views
  • Park Executive Suite: King bed; Deluxe marble bathroom with bidet, tub, and rain shower; Designer bath products; Butler service; Turndown service; Flat screen TV; CD-DVD player; Fireplace in some; Safe; Minibar; WiFi
  • Boudoir Suite: King bed; Persian carpets; Silk curtains; Crystal chandelier; Deluxe marble bathroom with bidet, tub, and rain shower; Living room; Designer bath products; Butler service; Turndown service; Flat screen TV; CD-DVD player; Fireplace; Safe; Minibar; WiFi; Two private balconies
  • Alvear Suite: King bed; Kitchenette; Deluxe marble bathroom with bidet, tub, and rain shower; Designer bath products; Butler service; Turndown service; Flat screen TV; CD-DVD player; Fireplace; Crystal chandelier; Safe; Minibar; WiFi; Panoramic views of Alvear Avenue
  • Duhau Suite: King bed; Living and dining areas; Kitchenette; Deluxe marble bathroom with bidet, tub, and rain shower; Designer bath products; Butler service; Turndown service; Flat screen TV; CD-DVD player; Two fireplaces; Crystal chandelier; Safe; Minibar; WiFi; Wraparound terrace; Panoramic views

services

  • Duhau Restaurante & Vinoteca
  • Los Salones del Piano Nobile
  • Gioia Restaurante & Terrazas
  • La Biblioteca
  • The Oak Bar
  • Ahín Wellness & Spa
  • Concierge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Concierge
  • Art gallery
  • Secluded gardens
  • Swimming pool
  • Fitness studio
  • Business Center
  • Multilingual hotel staff
  • Babysitting
  • ATM
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry and dry cleaning service
  • Butler service in all suites
  • Laundry and dry cleaning service
  • Complimentary shoe shine
  • Gift shop with international newspapers
  • Floral Boutique
  • WiFi

Peuma Hue Boutique Hotel

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Estancia Peuma Hue is an enchanting hotel and eco-lodge nestled within Argentina’s magnificent Nahuel Huapi National Park. Resting on 500 acres of wilderness at the south end of Lake Gutiérrez, the hotel is minutes from Bariloche, the internationally renowned mountain resort famous for its world-class skiing. Touted for its peaceful, natural majesty, guests often feel deep, spiritual transformations while immersed in the impressive mountain scenery whether on horseback, hiking, or sweeping through the perfect snowy powder on skis or snowboard. Peuma Hue, meaning “The place of dreams” in native Mapuche language, is the incarnation of a dream.

FINDING PEACE AND CONNECTION

The hotel specializes in nature and yoga retreats and a holistic, wellbeing program. Balance body and soul with a yoga class or a healing massage. Relish in delicious, healthy meals made from ingredients grown in the hotel’s organic garden, paired with exquisite Patagonian wines.

It is highly common for guests to feel deep connections with others, the animals, and with nature. There’s a powerful energy felt walking through the forest and mountains, in the silence and magnificence of this special place. The warmth and caring of the staff, the nutritious meals, and the expertly guided activities create a natural, healing atmosphere.

DELVE INTO NATURE

This mountain eco-lodge is a destination unto itself, drawing in the beauty and peace from the exquisite surroundings. Discover sunken forests while kayaking the lake’s crystal waters. Find the 57 bird species that make this sanctuary home. Ride horses through the hills overlooking the lake, or into the mountains to see the many waterfalls and creeks. Ski Argentina’s infamous Catedral resorts at Bariloche. Or simply cozy up in the hotel’s elegant, rustic style suites and grand lodges.

Ideal forfamilies and couples seeking a superb Patagonia experience in an deluxe eco-lodge nestled within Nahuel Huapi National Park

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highlights

  • 2 miles of coastline on Lake Gutierrez
  • 500 acres of land within Nahuel Huapi National Park
  • Numerous nature, arts, yoga, and health workshop and retreat offerings
  • Organic, balanced traditional and international cuisine made by expert chefs with ingredients grown on the hotel’s grounds
  • Wide array of activities in nature, from horseback riding, skiing, hiking, and kayaking Lake Gutierrez
  • World-class skiing at nearby Bariloche’s mountain resorts
  • Cozy fireplaces inside the hotel’s elegantly rustic lodges looking out to the lake and mountains
  • Wood fire heated hot tub and sauna
  • Music concerts, from classical to tango, Celtic and Andean

rooms

Poplar Lodge operates as the hotel’s main lodge, where guests are served meals. Radal Lodge is located across a hanging bridge near Poplar Lodge. Coihue Villa is a beautiful small house that can be booked as 2 separate rooms or as a whole. Mountain Villa is in the middle of the forest, near the foot of the mountains for group privacy. Creek Cabin is a cozy bungalow yards from Poplar Lodge, near the vegetable garden.

  • Poplar Lodge Master Suite: Super king sized bed; Beautiful wood decor; Glass ceiling; Balcony; Double Jacuzzi; Views overlooking Lake Gutierrez, the bay, and the mountains
  • Poplar Lodge Junior Suite: Super king sized bed and extra twin bed or sofa; Beautiful wood decor; Glass ceiling; Balcony; Double Jacuzzi; Views overlooking Lake Gutierrez, and the mountains
  • Poplar Lodge Double Superior Room: King sized bed or two twin beds; Beautiful wood decor; Views overlooking Lake Gutierrez
  • Radal Lodge Junior Suite: King sized bed; Fireplace; Views overlooking Lake Gutierrez
  • Radal Lodge Superior Room: Two twin beds; Views overlooking the valley and mountains
  • Radal Lodge Double Superior Room: King sized bed or two twin beds; Views overlooking Lake Gutierrez
  • Coihue Villa Double Room: Double beds; Living room with extra twin bed or second couch; Fireplace; Kitchen; Views overlooking Lake Gutierrez and organic gardens. The Villa has a garage with an Argentine style barbecue
  • Mountain Villa: Two double rooms; Open loft; Living room with three more beds; One bathroom; Large stone fireplace; Wooden deck; Views of the mountains
  • Creek Cabin: Double bedroom; Living room; Fireplace; Extra couches or twin beds available if needed; Kitchenette; Bathroom with shower; Views of the creek

services

  • Restaurant
  • Wendy House for kids
  • Organic vegetable garden and greenhouse
  • Stables and pastures for horseback riding
  • 25 miles of hiking trails
  • Healing and wellbeing program
  • Massage room
  • Fireplace in the living room of each lodge
  • Corporate retreats, weddings, celebrations and parties
  • Workshops: personal development in nature, team building
  • Classes: yoga, meditation, Tango
  • Retreats: literary arts, photography, cooking
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • Wine tasting
  • Non-denominational temple
  • Laundry service
  • WiFi

The Four Seasons Buenos Aires Hotel

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Situated in the heart of Buenos Aires’ exclusive La Recoleta district, Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires offers guests an impeccable stay at the gateway to the widely regarded “Paris of South America.” Enjoy luxurious rooms and suites inside the main tower or the Belle Époque-style La Mansion. Learn the tango, tour historic sites, or get outdoors with personalized recommendations the city’s best attractions from around-the-clock concierge service. Dine on artisanal Argentinian dishes at the hotel’s exclusive restaurants, sip wine and cocktails at chic Pony Line. Melt away stress at Cielo Spa’s holistic, natural spa.

SAVOR THE TASTES OF ARGENTINA

Known for expertly prepared meats, fresh flavours and warm social gatherings, Argentinian cuisine offers both global influences and regional flair. At the hotel’s Elena restaurant, dine on a broad selection of expertly prepared rotisserie meats accompanied by lushly presented seasonal vegetables, as well as abundant fresh seafood. At Pony Line, where the mood is lively and fun, savour delicious bites and equally delicious wine, cocktails, and artisanal beers. Finally, for a quintessential Argentinian experience, take in the casual backyard aesthetic at Nuestro Secreto where guests gather around the asado, an open-fire barbecue, in an airy, “secret garden” urban retreat.

WHERE RELAXATION MEETS TANGO

The Cielo Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires offers a full range of massages and spa treatments based on the Germaine de Capuccini natural product line, designed to relax, detoxify and harmonize the body. From hydrating facials to hot stone massages, Cielo Spa offers guests signature spa therapies as well as their exquisitely designed Porteno Tango massage where guests soak in Argentina’s rich heritage through a massage choreographed to the beat of tango music.

Ideal fortravelers wanting to stay in luxury hotel near the city's highlights and eateries

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highlights

  • Cielo Spa’s signature massage and therapy services, including their very own tango-style massagen
  • Exquisitely crafted Argentinian dishes at Elena restaurant, traditional asado-style barbecue at Nuestro Secreto’s secret garden style patio dining
  • Full service concierge with knowledgeable staff who can provide personalized recommendations and assistance organizing city tours of everything Buenos Aires has to offer
  • Luxury suites in La Mansion with butler service and rich, antique style French decor for the ultimate stay and views of Buenos Aires

rooms

  • E-Lounge Room: Located in the tower; King bed plus rollaway or crib; Dark mahogany furnishings; Deep soaking tub with whirlpool; Marble bathroom; Access to E-Lounge; Safe; Minibar; Views of La Mansión or Recoleta
  • Mansion-View Room: Located in the tower; King bed or two twin beds plus rollaway or crib; Bright, modern decor; Marble bathroom; LCD-HD TV; Safe; Minibar; Views of La Mansión and 9 de Julio Avenue
  • City-View Room: Located in the tower; King bed or two twin beds plus rollaway or crib; Bright, modern decor; Marble bathroom; LCD-HD TV; Safe; Minibar; Views of La Mansión and the city
  • Owner Suite: Located in the tower; King bed plus rollaway or crib; Custom handcrafted onyx, Andean silver and marble decor; Dining room seats 8; Marble bathroom with tub facing mirror TV; Views of La Mansión, Obelisk, and 9 de Julio Avenue
  • La Mansión Presidential Suite: Located in La Mansión; King bed with two rollaways; Antique 18th-century French decor; Marble bathroom plus guest powder room; Dining room seats 10; 24-hour butler service; In-room dining; LCD-HD TV; Views of garden, pool, and tower
  • La Mansión Royal Suite: Located in La Mansión; King bed with two rollaways; Rich wood decor with silk-upholstered chairs; Private bar with Argentinian wines; Marble bathroom; Fireplace; 24-hour butler service; In-room dining; LCD-HD TV; Views of garden, pool, and tower
  • La Mansión Ambassador Suite: Located in La Mansión; King bed with rollaway or crib; Antique 18th-century French decor; Marble bathroom with deep soaking tub; Dining room seats 4; 24-hour butler service; In-room dining; LCD-HD TV; Views of garden and pool
  • La Mansión Diplomatic Executive Suite: Located in La Mansión; King bed with rollaway or crib; French country decor; Marble bathroom with deep soaking tub; LCD-HD TV; Safe; Minibar; Views of garden
  • La Mansión Diplomatic Premier Suite: Located in La Mansión; King bed with rollaway or crib; French country decor; Marble bathroom with deep soaking tub; LCD-HD TV; Safe; Minibar; Views of 9 de Julio Avenue
  • E-Lounge One Bedroom Suites: Located in the tower; King bed plus rollaway or crib; Bright, modern decor; Deep soaking tub with whirlpool; Marble bathroom; Access to E-Lounge; Safe; Minibar; Views of La Mansión or Recoleta
  • Mansion-View One Bedroom Suites: Located in the tower; King bed or two twin beds plus rollaway or crib; Bright, modern decor; Marble bathroom; Deep soaking tub with whirlpool; LCD-HD TV; Safe; Minibar; Views of La Mansión, gardens, and 9 de Julio Avenue
  • City-View One Bedroom Suites: Located in the tower; King bed or two twin beds plus rollaway or crib; Bright, modern decor; Marble bathroom; LCD-HD TV; Safe; Minibar; Wraparound views of the city and river
  • E-Lounge Junior Suites:Located in the tower; King bed plus rollaway or crib; Bright, modern decor; Marble bathroom; Access to E-Lounge; Safe; Minibar; Views of La Mansión, gardens, pool, and 9 de Julio Avenue
  • Mansion-View Junior Suites: Located in the tower; King bed or two twin beds plus rollaway or crib; Bright, modern decor; Marble bathroom; LCD-HD TV; Safe; Minibar; Views of La Mansión, Recoleta, or 9 de Julio Avenue

services

  • Two restaurants
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off via Mercedes-Benz
  • E-Lounge
  • Business conference meeting rooms
  • Event space
  • Babysitting
  • Board games
  • Library
  • Family-oriented activities
  • Children’s amenities
  • 24-hour gym with weight training, personal trainers, and classes
  • Heated outdoor pool
  • Sauna and steam room
  • Spa
  • Gardens
  • Business center
  • 24-hour multilingual concierge
  • WiFi

The Vines Resort & Spa

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Offering a perfect blend of rustic elegance and modern comfort, The Vines Resort & Spa is ultimate retreat for wine lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, featuring spacious private villas, a luxurious Spa, and world-class service. The resort’s surrounding landscape includes luscious vineyards, fresh vegetable gardens, winding pedestrian-only paths through the vineyards, winery and tasting room—and breathtaking views of the Andes Mountains at every turn. Explore the rugged countryside by horseback, saluting 300 days of sunshine in a yoga class, taking a fly fishing excursion on the Rio Mendoza, or stargazing from your private deck. In the vineyards, guests can harvest grapes or make custom wine, working side-by-side with world-renowned consultant winemaker Santiago Achával.

Local, natural bounty to culinary magic...

Internationally acclaimed chef Francis Mallmann creates inspired regional dishes and traditional asado feasts at restaurant Siete Fuegos, all sourced from the hote’s gardens and surrounding land. Mallmann’s collection of open-flame cooking techniques are inspired by Argentine gauchos and European migrations, and refined through hundreds of years of history. Savor the rustic, fiery flavors of specialties like 9-hour slow-grilled rib eye or the cast-iron baked salt-encrusted salmon paired with award-winning boutique wines. Also available, kosher, vegetarian and vegan options.

Set on 1500 acres of Private Vineyards

Rooted in the pleasures of making, drinking and sharing wine, The Vines immerses guests in the delights of Argentine culture, rustic natural beauty and warm-hearted hospitality. In 2005, Pablo Gimenez Riili and Michael Evans recognized the world-class potential of Mendoza’s Uco Valley and invested in 650 acres of land. Their purpose: to realize the dream of owning a vineyard and producing your very own premium quality wine a reality. The Vines of Mendoza has since sold Private Vineyards to more than 120 owners from around the globe, expanded the property to 1,500 acres and established the highest quality winemaking enterprise in the region. Visit the Mendoza City and Uco Valley Tasting Rooms to taste the best of Argentine boutique wines, including the Recuerdo brand.

Ideal forthose seeking to explore the Valle de Uco, a divine location next to Andes and home to some of the region's best and emerging wineries

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highlights

  • Savor regional dishes and specialty flavors of internationally acclaimed chef Francis Mallmann
  • Enjoy a wine education class and blend your very own Malbec
  • Explore the countryside on horseback
  • Stroll along winding pedestrian-only paths through the vineyards and vegetable gardens
  • Rejuvenate in the luxury Spa

rooms

  • Two Bedroom Deluxe Villas: 2,700 feet of indoor & outdoor space; outdoor deck with gas fireplace; outdoor handmade clay tub with Andes mountain view; floor to ceiling windows
  • One Bedroom Deluxe Villas: Over 1,900 feet of indoor & outdoor living; private deck with tub, shower or plunge pool; spa-inspired; bathrooms; indoor and outdoor fireplaces; rooftop terrace (select units).
  • One Bedroom Villas: 1,002 square feet; Outdoor deck with plush; lounge chairs; fully outfitted kitchenettes; spa-inspired bathrooms; luxurious bedroom; tranquil stream

services

  • Expert Guide at your disposal
  • Your own 4x4
  • Housekeeping
  • Netflix + Bluetooth Audio System
  • Wi-fi
  • Swimming Pool + Jacuzzi
  • Gym + Massage Lounge

Correntoso Lake and River Hotel

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Correntoso Lake and River Hotel sits at the foot of the Andes, overlooking the mouth of Correntoso River where it enters the immense Nahuel Huapi Lake. At the center of the Lake District, it’s an ideal starting or ending point for exploring the breathtaking Patagonian landscape.

STEEPED IN NEARLY 80 YEARS OF HISTORY

Since 1917, when the only access to these remote corners of Patagonia was by boat or seaplane, visionary pioneer Primo Capraro built a small wooden cabin for friends, visitors and fly-fishermen. Thereafter, it grew to become a fine property. In 1943, his son Francisco built the main central structure with blocks of volcanic sand, granite, and cypress woodwork that for years was a landmark in the region.

This rich history is reflected in every corner of Correntoso. Tea time is served either indoor or out on the terrace overlooking the lake as a tea sommelier prepares a special blend for each guest. Recommended by Conde Nast Johansens, the hotel is one of the best places to visit in Patagonia today.

A PLACE TO AWAKEN THE SENSES...

Stroll through the gardens of Villa La Angostura rainforest, a secret jewel of Patagonia. Admire panoramic views from the comfort of the hotel’s expansive decks, while tasting the traditional smoked cold meat and Argentine wines. Savor the exquisite and fresh combination of flavors and textures in the hotel’s elegant restaurants and wine bar, and revitalize your body and mind with massage, facial treatments, stretching sessions, guided yoga practices, or the therapeutic Hamman.

ECOHOTEL AND GUARDIANS OF CORRENTOSO RIVER

Correntoso has adopted sustainable management practices and is a member of a national program of sustainable tourism certification (Sustainable Hotel Industry Ecolabelling Program of the Argentine Association of Tourism Hotels). Additionally, the hotel has a water purification plant to protect the Correntoso River and Nahuel Huapi Lake, and surrounding fauna and flora, for years to come.

Ideal forfamilies and couples looking for luxurious accommodations, fine cuisine and top-class service in a lakeside setting

Correntoso Lake and River Hotel is one of our preferred hotels when travelling in argentina

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highlights

  • Superb gourmet cuisine
  • Basecamp for daily adventures (trekking, kayaking, flyfishing, horseback riding)
  • Enjoy stunning panoramic views from your suite
  • Natural, bright and elegant interiors
  • On-site Spa with a range of relaxing services

rooms

  • Junior Deck Suite: View: Nahuel Huapi Lake, Los Andes and Correntoso River; Bed: King size; Option to connect rooms for greater independence and intimacy
  • Junior Suite: View: Nahuel Huapi Lake, Los Andes and Correntoso River; Bed: King size; Option to connect rooms for greater independence and intimacy
  • Superior Lake: View: Nahuel Huapi Lake, Los Andes and Correntoso River; Bed: King size; Option to connect with Suite Junior Deck, in case of travelling with family or friends
  • Mountain Apartment: View: Correntoso gardens; Bed: King size + single bed; Accommodates up to three adults

services

  • Restaurants (3)
  • Wine Bar
  • Library
  • Herbal Hammam & Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Concierge

Extraordinary Journey to Brazil & Argentina

Offering an outstanding introduction to Argentina and Brazil, this journey combines the elegance of Buenos Aires with exotic and flamboyant Rio de Janeiro and awe-inspiring Iguazú Falls, shrouded in mist with its thunders heard for kilometers. This is a trip that combines the best of two very distinct fascinating cultures – one vibrant, musical and intense in both nature and settings, and another much more European with some of the most dramatically beautiful scenery on the planet. We suggest this combination for travelers looking to combine two dramatically different countries that complement one another.

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Skyline, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Depart for Argentina

Evening flight to Buenos Aires.

Buenos Aires is a vibrant port city of some 13 million people, situated on the west bank of the tawny colored Río de la Plata, the widest river in the world.

This Cosmopolitan city, the “cradle of tango” as it is called, is a superlative introduction to your exploration of Argentina. European in appearance, Buenos Aires can keep any culture-oriented visitor busy indefinitely.

Different aspects of its architecture and the diversity of its districts and suburbs reflect times of grandeur and abundance, cultural influences and migratory waves. Buenos Aires has been a true melting pot of native inhabitants, Spanish, Italian, British, French, German,Central European, Jewish, Arabian, Greek, Japanese and more recently, Chinese and Korean immigrants.

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Arrive Buenos Aires

Morning arrival in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Airport reception and private transfer to your stylish hotel.

Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Overnight Palacio Duhau or Faena Hotel or Legado Mitico

Meals B

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Buenos Aires

Today, enjoy an afternoon tour of some of the most interesting and engaging neighborhoods in the city.

“Four Balconies of Buenos Aires” is a half-day, private guided city tour (approx. 4 hr) featuring four parks and plazas of Buenos Aires (Plaza de Mayo, Parque Lezama and La Boca, Plaza San Martin and Recoleta). Your expert guide will introduce you to Argentina’s history, contrasts and contradictions, and the characteristic psychology of the “porteños,” the inhabitants of Buenos Aires. Your tour also includes a visit to Teatro Colon (shared).

• Plaza de Mayo, the heart of the city of Buenos Aires both from the historical and political point of view and the site of its foundation
• San Telmo (Parque Lezama), one of the oldest districts in the city, filled with artists’ ateliers and colorful houses with rambling architecture, antique shops and cobblestone streets
• La Boca district, the birthplace of the Tango, and one of the oldest districts in the city; known for the colorful buildings residents construct from corrugated metal leftover from ships
• Plaza San Martin and Retiro, shows the link between the Old South and the movement to the new residential areas, which occurred at the turn of the 19th century when Buenos Aires became more European
• Recoleta, the sophisticated district in Buenos Aires with a strong French influence which can be seen in the architecture and avenues; known for the world famous Recoleta Cemetery where Evita Peron is buried

Enjoy an evening Tango show or milonga from a menu of options, which we will suggest according to your tango tastes.

Overnight Palacio Duhau, or Faena Hotel, or Legado Mitico

Meals B,L

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Buenos Aires

Today can be enjoyed at your leisure, or you may take a full-day trip to an estancia in the Pampas countryside.

Agriculture and the gaucho are tightly woven into the history of Argentina. One rarely sees this link from a visit only to Buenos Aires. We work with an variety of Estancias close to Buenos Aires to meet the tastes and preferences of our travelers.

Overnight La Bamba de Areco, or Ombu Areco

Meals B,L

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Fly to Iguazú

This morning, fly to the Iguazú Falls to visit the Brazilian side of these magnificent cataracts before crossing back into Argentina. Stay two nights on the Argentina side at a lodge either inside the park or just outside.

Overnight Awasi Iguazu or Belmond Iguazu

Meals B

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Iguazú Falls

Day at leisure to explore the Argentine side of the falls at your own pace. You may take the opportunity to experience the falls at dawn or sunset when the park is closed to other visitors.

Take the ecological train across the National Park, skirting the Upper Iguazu River, to Puerto Canoas (20 minutes). Enjoy a pleasant stroll over the modern catwalks, that span the Upper Iguazu River, to the most breathtaking lookout point right over the Devil’s Throat falls. A water volume of approximately 1,000 m/sec thunders over the falls during the rainy season into the deep canyon. The water force is so great that rising mist prevents you from seeing the bottom. For your return route, you can take panoramic elevator or continue up the trail and stairs 35 ft above to the road, for those who prefer to exercise.

Activity Options:

Helicopter fly-over tour for birds’ eye view of the falls

Boat ride near the falls to feel the amazing force of the water

Explore the many adventure trails inside the rainforest of the Iguazu National Park

Overnight Awasi Iguazu or Belmond Iguazu

Meals B

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Fly to Rio de Janeiro

Transfer to Iguazú Airport for your flight to Rio de Janeiro. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight Fasano Rio, or Copacabana Palace, or Windsor Atlantica hotel

Meals B

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Rio de Janeiro

Start your morning with a visit to Corcovado mountain, site of the statue of Christ the Redeemer overlooking the city. Stop at a typical beach juice bar to taste fresh tropical juices and get a glimpse into the cariocas’ way of life (local residents). This afternoon, visit Sugar Loaf mountain by cable car.

Activity Options:

Bike tour along the coastline

Climb the world famous Sugar Loaf mountain

Learn how to play soccer or beach tennis

Overnight Fasano Rio, or Copacabana Palace, or Windsor Atlantica hotel

Meals B

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Rio de Janeiro

For your second day in Rio, select an excursion of your choice, or opt to explore on your own.

Activity Options:

Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden and Tijuca Rainforest eco-tour

Santa Teresa Tour: Explore the bohemian and picturesque Santa Teresa neighbourhood, known for its art and music scene, narrow streets, old homes, and charming little restaurants, bistros and bars. Visit one of Rio's most impressive tourist attractions, the Ruins Park, with one of the most beautiful views of Rio's landscapes.

Overnight Fasano Rio, or Copacabana Palace or Windsor Atlantica hotel

Meals B

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Return Flight Home

Private transfer to the airport for your return flight home, or on to your next destination.

Argentina & Chile’s Patagonia

In a unique fusion of culture and wilderness, this 12-day journey through Argentina and Chile sweeps you off your feet into a world of enchantment and luxury. Travel through Patagonia, an area known to be one of the most rugged and beautiful landscapes on Earth, while also visiting distinctly charming cities full of culture, performing arts, cobblestone streets and artist ateliers. Luxurious lodges perched at the edge of dramatic landscapes, glacial lakes and primeval forests as well as Tango shows and bohemian wine bars all await.

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In a unique fusion of culture and wilderness, this 12-day journey through Argentina and Chile sweeps you off your feet into a world of enchantment and luxury. Travel through Patagonia, an area known to be one of the most rugged and beautiful landscapes on Earth, while also visiting distinctly charming cities full of culture, performing arts, cobblestone streets and artist ateliers. Luxurious lodges perched at the edge of dramatic landscapes, glacial lakes and primeval forests as well as Tango shows and bohemian wine bars all await.

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Flight to Argentina

Take your international flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Welcome to Buenos Aires, Argentina

Upon your arrival at the Buenos Aires Ezeiza International Airport (EZE), our representative greets you and privately transfers you to your hotel in the sophisticated Recoleta neighborhood. Enjoy the evening at leisure in your one of a kind hotel, nestled in the French Heritage district of Recoleta, a place rich in art and charismatically defined by European inspired architecture.

Overnight Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau (or similar)

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Explore Buenos Aires

This morning, enjoy a leisurely, privately guided tour of Buenos Aires. Follow your expert guide along charming cobblestone streets through distinct neighborhoods to explore the cultural highlights of the city, leaving you to continue exploring at your leisure for the afternoon.

Tonight, your guide picks you up at your hotel for a Tango show at Faena Hotel+Universe (standard tickets, with shared round-trip transfers included). The Rojo dinner and Tango show is an avant-garde and intimate show coupled with five-star food, top choreography and talented musicians.

Overnight Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau (or similar)

Meals B,L,D

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Buenos Aires to El Calafate

Prepare yourself for a grand adventure this morning, beginning with a private transfer to board a non-stop flight to El Calafate, the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park in the snow-capped Patagonian Andes. Spend the afternoon relaxing and settling into your cosy and luxuriant lodge on an expansive property. Surrounded by tall tufts of golden coirón grass with a view to distant red rock mesas and the vibrant blue Lake Argentino, the country’s largest lake, your lodge is one of a kind, complete with all the amenities you could wish for.

EOLO staff greet you at the airport and transfer to your lodge in the southern Patagonian countryside outside of town. Rest of the day at leisure to relax and enjoy the property.

Undoubtedly the best hotel in the Torres del Paine National Park, Eolo Lodge is a place of exuberant luxury and unparalleled charm. In a pioneering architectural design, majestic views of a nearby waterfall and surrounding mountains that can be enjoyed from the lounge, the restaurant, many of the bedrooms and even the open air jacuzzis.

Overnight EOLO Lodge (or similar)

Meals B,L,D

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Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina

Enjoy a full-day excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park, the most well known and impressive glacier of the region. The constant calving of ice blocks into glacial lakes is mesmerizing, filling your senses with otherworldly colors and impressive wildlife. Your tour includes shared mini-trekking (1.5-hour ice trek) on the glacier, round-trip transfers from/to your hotel, entrance fees and a delicious boxed lunch (provided by Eolo).

Overnight EOLO Lodge

Meals B,L,D

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Explora Patagonia, Chile

At dawn your guide greets you at the airport and transfers (shared/regular basis, without guide) you to Explora Patagonia, a stunning hotel of rustic, Scandinavian charm with unlimited comfort. Explora is primely located for an exclusive and tailor made excursions into the Torres del Paine National Park with sensational views of the surrounding lake, mountains and waterfall. Begin your all-inclusive program there with lunch and an afternoon guided excursion of your choice from menu of enticing options.

Overnight Explora Patagonia

Meals B,L,D

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Exploring Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Enjoy three full days of shared excursions in Torres del Paine National Park. Explora Patagonia offers high calibre excursions led by expert, local bilingual guides. Over 30 excursions, including a variety of scenic hikes, longer treks and horseback rides are on offer at Explora and each day you can choose either two half-day excursions or one full-day excursion. An unforgettable icon of Chile’s Patagonia region, Torres del Paine National Park is known for its towering mountains, vibrant icebergs calving from glaciers and golden grasslands that shelter an array of wildlife.

Enjoy three full days of shared excursions in Torres del Paine National Park. The excursions at Explora Patagonia are led by expert, local bilingual guides who accompany you on a variety of scenic hikes, longer treks and horseback rides at varying levels of difficulty. There are over thirty excursions offered at Explora, and each day you can choose either two half-day excursions or one full-day excursion.

Overnight Explora Patagonia

Meals B,L,D

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Punta Arenas to Santiago, Chile

After a leisurely morning, take your shared transfer from Explora Patagonia to Punta Arenas Airport (approximately 4.5 hours) for your non-stop flight to Santiago.

Flight: Punta Arenas to Santiago

Upon arrival, your guide picks you up at Santiago airport and privately transfers you to your hotel in Lastarria, an eclectic and artsy neighborhood filled with bohemian wine bars, fine museums and live performances in the street.

Overnight The Singular Santiago

Meals B

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Exploring Santiago

This morning, you are picked up for private, guided walking tour of Santiago. Over a half-day, or approximately 5 hours, explore a city beautifully situated against the backdrop of the Andes and full of opportunities for cultural immersion and world famous markets. Spend the afternoon at leisure to explore the city more on your own.

Overnight The Singular Santiago

Meals B

Day12

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Depart Santiago, Chile

Early this morning, take your private transfer to Santiago International Airport, Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (SCL), for your international flight home.

Flight: Santiago to LAX

Meals B

IMPORTANT: We reserve the right to omit any part of this itinerary, to change the order of the places visited, or to alter reservations without prior notice due to weather conditions or road closures, safety concerns, national park policies, or other outside forces that may necessitate revisions to the itinerary. These decisions are based on the traveler’s welfare or are made in the interest of conservation. Please travel with an open mind and a willingness to embrace the spontaneity of your adventure.

Overnight The Singular Santiago

Meals B

Chile, Argentina & Uruguay

This 19-day excursion through Chile, Argentina and Uruguay is an expertly crafted adventure highlighting the ecological majesty, cultural sophistication and eclectic performing arts of South America, all in one memorable journey. Experience the artistic flair and historical significance of cities like Santiago and Buenos Aires, explore the otherworldly landscape of the Atacama desert, taste the subtlety of fine winemaking in the Tuscany of Uruguay and enjoy activities like horse riding or hot air ballooning in the emblematic countryside. Our itinerary is the perfect combination of a diverse cultural immersion into three very different countries, with ample time for relaxation and recreation in luxurious accommodation.

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Flight to Santiago

Take your international flight to Santiago, Chile, a mix of sleek new cultural centers, thoughtful museums and gorgeous green parks set in the stunning backdrop of the Andes.

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Arrive Santiago, Chile

Welcome to Chile!

Upon arrival, take a taxi on your own to your hotel in Lastarria neighborhood, an eclectic and artsy neighborhood filled with bohemian wine bars, fine museums and live performances in the street.

Settle into the Singular Santiago, a trendy and warmly elegant hotel and enjoy the rooftop swimming pool for a quick dip and sweeping views of the city. Mid-afternoon, a privately guided city tour leads you through Santiago de Chile’s historic sights, charming cobblestone streets and specific highlights, according to your interest.

Overnight The Singular Santiago

Meals None

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Santiago to Calama (Atacama Desert)

This morning, take a taxi on your own to the Santiago airport for your flight to Calama, gateway to the Atacama Desert.

Flight: Santiago to Calama

Upon arrival, your guide picks you up at the airport and transfers you to your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama. Begin your 4D/3N program at Awasi Atacama with a privately guided excursion in the afternoon.

Inspired by Pre-Inca ruins located outside San Pedro de Atacama, Awasi Atacama’s 10 adobe suites have charming thatched roofs and large bathrooms which open into private solariums with al-fresco showers.

Overnight Awasi Atacama

Meals B,D

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Exploring the Atacama Desert

Enjoy an array of explorations into the Atacama Desert with your private 4×4 jeep and bilingual guide. Choose one full-day or two half-day excursions each day from Awasi Atacama’s menu of excursions, where you will be awed by high altitude mountain lakes and otherworldly landscapes. Highlights include the Tatio geysers, the highest and third largest geothermal field in the world, as well as the eerie Moon Valley, the Atacama Salt Lake, Altiplano lagoons, canyons, hot springs, fascinating archaeological sites and quaint adobe villages.

Overnight Awasi Atacama

Meals B,L,D

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Exploring the Atacama Desert

Enjoy a second day of guided excursions, choosing from an array of incredible options.

Overnight Awasi Atacama

Meals B,L,D

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Awasi Atacama Morning Excursion

Enjoy one last morning excursion from Awasi Atacama (check out is at 12:00PM but hotel facilities are available to you until departure). Return to the lodge for a Chilean lunch of locally crafted ingredients prior to your private transfer to Calama airport for your flight back to Santiago.

Flight: Calama to Santiago

On arrival, pick up your rental car (not included, booked directly) and drive to your hotel in the Lastarria neighborhood.

Overnight The Singular Santiago

Meals B,L

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Drive to Valparaiso / City Tour / Santiago

This morning, drive to Valparaiso and arrive by 10:00AM. Then enjoy a half-day (approx. 4 hrs) privately guided tour, focusing on the city’s street art/graffiti and iconic hillside ascensores (elevators).

Lunch reservations at Pasta e Vino in Valparaiso (table reservations only, meal to be paid on-site).

Following lunch, drive yourselves back to Santiago and, along the way, visit the sophisticated wineries of the Casablanca Valley.

Overnight The Singular Santiago

Meals B

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Santiago / Flight to Mendoza

This morning, drive your rental car back to Santiago airport for your nonstop flight to Mendoza in Argentina’s premier wine region.

Flight: Santiago to Mendoza

Welcome to Argentina! On arrival, pick up your rental car (not included, booked directly) at Mendoza Airport and drive yourself to your wine lodge in the Lujan de Cuyo Valley, approx. 50 minutes away. Spend the rest of the day at leisure as you wish.

Entre Cielos is a 16-room luxury boutique hotel set against the awe inspiring backdrop of the snowcapped Andes Mountains and nearly a dozen acres of the Malbec Vineyards of Mendoza. With an ultra-modern design, timeless furniture, rotating art exhibitions and the area’s first true Hamam + Spa, Entre Cielos is the perfect place to unwind and soak up the beauty of the Argentinian countryside.

Overnight Entre Cielos

Meals B

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Enjoying Entre Cielos or Exploring Mendoza

The day is yours to relax and enjoy the hotel facilities at your leisure. The Experience Concierge at Entre Cielos can assist with arranging world-class winery visits, premium wine tastings, and other activities in the area. Mendoza province is home to nearly 1,200 vineyards, ranging from idyllic fincas to renowned major wine growers. Horseback riding through vineyards, hot air ballooning, hiking through the Andes, and biking are also available.

Overnight Entre Cielos

Meals B

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Full-day Private “Winemakers’ Experience” in Uco Valley

Today’s agenda whisks you away in a privately guided “Winemaker’s Experience” in Mendoza, one of the greatest wine regions in the world. In the renowned Uca Valley, surrounded by the grandeur of the snow capped Andes, visit two vineyards and tour the grounds with the winemakers, participating in the process and sampling biodynamic wines from the barrel. Enjoy a 6-course lunch paired with wines at Andeluna Cellars, a state-of-the-art winery located on 200 acres of vineyards at the foothills of the Andes. There are four separate tasting areas to enjoy, and a stroll in the picturesque grounds is the perfect way to experience the rich history and tradition of the winery with a glass of Argentina’s finest wine in hand.

Overnight Entre Cielos

Meals B,L

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Optional Morning Excursion / Mendoza to Buenos Aires Flight

Spend the morning in leisure at Entre Cielos, or arrange an additional vineyard visit in the area. You may also drive to Mendoza city to explore and have a delicious lunch at one of the gourmet restaurants that we may personally recommend. After lunch, drop off your rental car at Mendoza Airport and take your nonstop, domestic flight to Buenos Aires.

Flight: Mendoza to Buenos Aires

Upon arrival, your guide greets you at the airport and privately transfers to your hotel in Recoleta. We can assist with making dinner reservations at a recommended restaurant this evening.

The luxurious Four Seasons of Buenos Aires offers a romantic atmosphere in one of a kind suites. Options range from rooms graced by the country decor of France in the adjacent Belle Époque-style mansion to mahogany and leather furnished tower rooms. The hotel even offers a signature Porteno Tango Massage, choreographed to Tango music!

Overnight Four Seasons Buenos Aires

Meals B

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“Four Balconies” Tour of Buenos Aires

Today enjoy a half-day (approx. 4 hr) private guided “Four Balconies” tour of Buenos Aires. Your expert guide leads you through four parks and plazas of Buenos Aires (Plaza de Mayo, Parque Lezama and La Boca, Plaza San Martin and Recoleta), and introduce you to color and character of Argentina, including the rich culture of the “porteños,” the charismatic inhabitants of Buenos Aires. Your tour will include the top highlights of Buenos Aires, including Plaza de Mayo, San Telmo, La Boca and Recoleta. Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring the city further on your own.

Overnight Four Seasons Buenos Aires

Meals B

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Jewish Heritage Tour of Buenos Aires

This morning, enjoy your half-day privately guided Jewish Heritage tour of Buenos Aires (approx. 4 hrs). Buenos Aires has the third largest Jewish community in the world; this active social group of Argentines has left its traces in its culture from the very beginning. You will follow the traces and traditions while visiting the Jewish neighborhood of Once, and in an informal way you will be in touch with the anonymous Jewish businessmen (mostly owners of the small shops in the area) who will explain to you all of the benefits and turmoil of living in Buenos Aires. This visit will mostly be a sightseeing tour with our guides introducing the lives of this important Argentine community. Then return to your hotel and have the afternoon at leisure to explore the city further independently.

Overnight Four Seasons Buenos Aires

Meals B

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Explore Buenos Aires / Rojo Tango Show

Spend the full day at leisure in Buenos Aires, exploring the city further independently.
Tonight, enjoy dinner and the Rojo Tango Show at Faena Hotel + Universe, with private round-trip transfers provided. The Rojo dinner and Tango show is an avant-garde and intimate show coupled with five-star food, top choreography and talented musicians.

Overnight Four Seasons Buenos Aires

Meals B,D

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Ferry to Montevideo / Jose Ignacio

This morning, your guide will be privately transfer you to the port in Buenos Aires to take your Buquebus ferry to Montevideo.

Ferry: Buenos Aires to Montevideo (First Class)

On arrival, you will pick up your rental car (not included, booked directly). Drive up the coast to Jose Ignacio (approx. 2.5 hours), stopping along the way as desired.

Suggestion: Stop in Pueblo Eden for lunch, then visit Altos de la Ballena Winery or Viña Eden Winery for a tour and tasting. Continue to the famous “Casapueblo,” built by the Uruguayan artist Carlos Páez Vilaró, in Punta Ballena. The building itself is a work of art but we also recommend visiting the museum, a great place to enjoy a sunset drink or coffee. Afterwards, drive approx. 50 minutes to arrive at Estancia Vik. Settle into your Suite and spend the evening as you please.

Overnight Estancia VIK

Meals B

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Garzon, Uruguay

Today, drive to the sleepy village of Garzon, also known as the “Uruguayan Tuscany”—an oasis of charm and gastronomic excellence. Upon arrival, enjoy a visit to Colinas de Garzon olive plantations and Garzon Winery, with tasting included. Explore the olive plantations and extra virgin olive oil boutique production plant, where you learn about the origin of this product and the elaboration process, while appreciating wonderful views at the same time. Taste rich wines and olive oils, offered with selective cheese and homemade bread. When ready, drive back to Jose Ignacio.

Overnight Estancia VIK

Meals B

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Private Cooking Workshop

Start your day with a private cooking workshop with a local chef, including lunch. The “asador” (local cook specialized in cooking with fire) shares the flavors of local gastronomy in a participatory cooking class for those interested in going beyond mere tasting. The experience takes place within an informal atmosphere, accompanied by a glass of good wine. Learn about the traditional local products of Uruguay, and prepare some or all of the proposed menu, according to interest.

Overnight Estancia VIK

Meals B,L

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Enjoy Estancia VIK

Today, Enjoy the day at leisure at Estancia Vik, which sits on 4,000 acres of rolling countryside. The Estancia borders the Arroyo and the Laguna José Ignacio, which meet the Southern Atlantic just two kilometers away. Staying at Estancia Vik also grants you access to the facilities at Bahia Vik and Playa Vik on the beach. Relax, stroll along the ocean’s edge, enjoy a massage, or watch polo matches with South America’s best players. If you are feeling more active, take a polo lesson yourself, visit local art galleries, or arrange activities like canoeing, horseback riding, birdwatching, or biking.

Overnight Estancia VIK

Meals B

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Jose Ignacio / Montevideo to Buenos Aires

Spend the morning at leisure in Jose Ignacio. Then drive your rental car to Montevideo airport (approx. 2 hours away), from where you will take your flight back to Buenos Aires.

Flight: Montevideo to Buenos Aires (EZE)

Upon arrival, connect independently to your international flight home.

Meals B

IMPORTANT: We reserve the right to omit any part of this itinerary, to change the order of the places visited, or to alter reservations without prior notice due to weather conditions or road closures, safety concerns, national park policies, or other outside forces that may necessitate revisions to the itinerary. These decisions are based on the traveler’s welfare or are made in the interest of conservation. Please travel with an open mind and a willingness to embrace the spontaneity of your adventure.

Overnight The Singular Santiago

Meals B

A Metal Flower, a Cemetery, and Dante’s Inferno: Welcome to Buenos Aires

What does a metal flower, a cemetery, and Dante’s Inferno all have in common?  The answer:  Buenos Aires.  A blooming 105-foot stainless steel flower comes to life every morning at sunrise; a spectacular cemetery of Greek pillars, grandiose mausoleums and Roman monoliths takes you back in time; and a building that descends from heaven to hell in a tribute to the Divine Comedy are just 3 of the many fascinating spectacles to see here in Buenos Aires.

A Flower that Blooms All Year

Built in 2002, the Floralis Genérica was a gift to the city of BA from Eduardo Catalano.  Standing over 75 feet tall and 105 feet wide, made of stainless steel and aluminum, this immortal flower opens and closes with the sun.  It sits inside a reflecting pool, within a park saddling the Law Library, in the neighborhood of Recoleta.  Its daily homage to the sun creates a giant reflection of the city, its surrounding park, and the open sky.  At night, it closes itself around a blue light.  This artistic tribute to eternal beauty is both mesmerizing and a photographer’s dream.

The Most Beautiful Cemetery in the World

The Recoleta Cemetery is in itself an art piece.  Just a few blocks away from the Floralis Genérica, this cemetery is a final resting place for politicians, military heroes, celebrities, and most of all, the wealthy.  It was the city’s first cemetery, built in 1822, and what started off as a traditional cemetery, soon took off as an architectural competition.  The area was designed like a mini city, with tree-lined walkways, stone streets, alleyways and plazas.  All 4,800 vaults are visible above ground, some occupying real estate 6 levels below the surface, but all of them housing caskets.  As BA revved up for its architectural boom in the 1880’s, this cemetery became a rivalry among the wealthy, each tomb built to out-shine the last.  Much of the materials used were brought over directly from Paris and Milan.

The grand entrance of neo-classical gates and Doric columns leads you into endless rows of Greek temples, fairytale grottoes, cathedral domes, and Gothic chapels.  The most famous grave, of course, is Eva Peron’s, whose body was exhumed 3 years after her death (due to her husband’s forced exit from the Presidential office) and placed in a secret hiding place in Europe for 20 years before being returned to her family’s mausoleum in the cemetery.  Quite possibly the most famous person in Argentine history, her casket is placed more than 15 feet below the surface under tight security.

One of the many sad but touching stories in the cemetery is of a young woman, Liliana Crociati de Szaszak, who was killed by an avalanche in Innsbruck, Austria at age 26.  Her parents constructed a life-size bronze statue of her in her wedding dress.  Shortly after, her beloved dog Sabú died and his statue was added next to hers as an eternal companion.  Her mausoleum is in Neo-Gothic style, a noticeable contradiction to those around it.

Palacio Barolo: Dante’s Inferno, etc.

One of the strangest and most interesting tours I’ve been on was of Palacio Barolo, BA’s first skyscraper built in the 1920’s.  Oddly enough, the building was constructed initially as a mausoleum for Dante Alighieri’s ashes, the author of the Divine Comedy.  The building’s owner, Barolo, was afraid all of Europe would be destroyed during WWI, and Dante’s ashes along with it. 

The building itself took on symbolic expressions and analogies from Dante’s poem.  As you walk in, the lobby itself represents Hell, with serpents and dragons peering down from the corners.  The place where Dante’s ashes would have been stored is in a marble box under a condor in the center of the lobby (they never did get ahold of his ashes).  Floors 1-14 represent Purgatory, and 15-22 represent Heaven.  The dark lobby of Hell eventually raises up to the natural light (on the top floors) of Heaven.  The address represents the years it was written, 1308-1320 (it’s on the 1300 block), and the building height (100 meters) matches the number of cantos in the poem.

The view from the glass tower on the highest floor is worth the trip in itself, allowing you to peer out over Plaza Mayo, National Congress, and the French architecture that fills the city.  On a clear day, you can see almost all of Buenos Aires from the renowned lighthouse that mimics a true celestial sphere, just like Paradise described in the poem.  Dante would be proud.

Well, Hello There, Buenos Aires: Discovering a city that feels like home

Buenos Aires is immediately charming.  It feels warm, accessible, clean… and incredibly familiar.  It looks like Paris, it looks like New York City, it feels like Rome and Madrid.  Yet it’s none of these cities, and every one of them, all at once.

We pulled into BA on a bus from Córdoba, and as I looked out of my window, noticed a Chelsea sign alongside red subway circles for the 1, 2, 3 and 9 in addition to the green line’s 4, 5, and 6… was I in New York City?  Turns out I was just outside of the Plaza Holanda, or a smaller version of Central Park, complete with 2 ponds and pedal boats, geese, a road for cars and joggers, and plenty of grass and trees.  I haven’t been able to find these signs since, and can only assume they were posted for a party or film, but they were appropriate all the same.

This marks the edge of Palermo, where I live now, and which could easily be the West Village or SoHo, in New York City.  In fact, they call this specific section of the neighborhood Palermo SoHo for that very reason.  Plenty of expats roam the streets.  Nondescript cafes and restaurants pepper the blocks next to mini bodegas, laundromats, and apartment buildings with caged-in terraces (which remind me more of Tel Aviv than New York City).  Brick buildings, French baroque architecture, modern square apartments, and street art fill in the side view as you walk down the street.  The food is great, the cafes are beautiful, and you can tell that you’re in a well-kept tree-lined city with giant parks just a stone’s throw away.  Random alleys cut paths occasionally and cobblestone streets alternate blocks.  The subway (the Subte) resembles New York City’s, but with much less grime and chaos.  And it’s a city where you just want to walk and walk… and walk. 

Buenos Aires is a European City in South America.  It’s a refined New York City, with more 18th Century French architecture and less people on the streets (though I have been squished in subway cars, caught in pedestrian traffic at corners, and slammed in gridlock traffic… it still is a city, after all). 

As a tour guide once said: the locals are -for the most part- Italian immigrants, influenced by the Spanish, who desperately want to be French.  They have their own Spanish ‘vos’ slang (which has the tones and stresses of Italian), and are taller and lighter skinned than their neighbors to the north.  In fact, the majority of the population doesn’t look or sound South American in the least bit.

When it’s nice out, the sky is a deep blue, just like in Córdoba.  Cloudless and solid.  It’s July now, the dead of winter, yet the average temperature is 53.  It’s humid, though, so when it’s grey, it can feel 10 degrees colder and on the verge of rain.

Walking the city is refreshing, like walking the streets of New York City.  The neighborhoods meld together and are filled with one alluring block after another.  The architecture varies, but in the downtown neighborhoods, the city is filled with classical and neoclassical French styles, most built in the early 20th Century.

BA’s heyday was 1880-1930, right around when this city became the country’s capital, and when agriculture money brought the land owners in Argentina to Dubai status.  That’s right, Dubai.  The locals claim Argentina was the wealthiest country in the world at that time.  Like Dubai today, the city went into a frantic building boom and instead of looking towards Spain for inspiration, the city replicated Baron Georges-Eugène Haussmann’s Parisian layout.

The main square, Plaza de Mayo, was adjusted so that spectacular boulevards could fan out like rays of the sun. The square’s government building, the Cabildo, which remains as one of the few colonial structures still standing, was cut in half to make way for one of the boulevards.  The square’s park, like many in the city, is a Parisian design.  Casa Rosada, BA’s version of the White House (though the President does not reside here and the building is pink, which is -some say- a result of bull blood mixed in with the sealant on the building) directly faces the Cabildo.  These two heads at either end of the square mark one of the most important spots in the city, being where the city began in 1580.  The square itself, however, only provides a glimpse into the city’s beauty, design, and personality.

Buenos Aires is enchanting, but familiar.  There’s an acute feeling of being on the other side of the world, way down here in the Southern Hemisphere, yet the city’s welcoming people and stunning architecture makes it feel like home. 

Argentina Travel Tips

A trip to Argentina can start in the most unassuming of places-a stroll through wine country known as Mendoza, a bike ride through the tango capital Buenos Aires, or perhaps a boat ride at the imposing Iguazu Falls-but take you to the far ends of the world known as Patagonia.

A trip to Argentina can start in the most unassuming of places – a stroll through wine country known as Mendoza, a bike ride through the tango capital Buenos Aires, or perhaps a boat ride at the imposing Iguazu Falls – but take you to the far ends of the world known as Patagonia. There are large distances to cover if you plan on gaining a comprehensive understanding of Argentina’s geographical, natural, and cultural personalities. Through it all, these tips are worth keeping in mind for a journey you won’t soon forget.

Leave Your Worries in the Snow: If you are looking for more than sea and surf on your trip to South America, then keep in mind the many ski opportunities in Argentina in particular. The areas around San Juan de Bariloche in the central region right next to Chile are prime for getting your fill of adventure. The steep Andes mountains make for great adrenaline rushes whether you wish to ski or hike in the scenic, snowy landscapes. One of our favorite base hotels in this area is the Hotel Llao Llao.

Visit the?Traslasierra Valley for Guaranteed Sun: Nobody wants rain and clouds to dominate their holiday photos or memories. Stop by the countryside Traslasierra Valley in the Cordoba province to be sure that it is always sunny wherever you go. Beautiful haciendas pave the way for you to go horseback riding, hiking, and do other activities, but one of the main charms in this region is also to just sit back and relax.

Surprise Your Taste Buds: In Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, an experience you should not miss out on is a visit to a closed door restaurant, in Spanish known as “puertas cerradas.” These restaurants vary in their styles-some have many tables and some just a few, some have fixed menus while others are a la carte, some might be lavish but others are simple and homestyle, some serve only Argentine food while others take influence from regions around the world-and it is particularly these kinds of varied details that make dining at these establishments such a delightful pleasure.

Walk up to a Growing Glacier: While much of the world is changing due to adjusting global climates, there are still 3 glaciers in Patagonia (South America’s far south) that are still growing, and the Perito Moreno Glacier is one of them. The face of this ancient, icy body is more than 3 miles wide, where pieces regularly calve into Lake Argentino. The adventurous can even trek across its surface!