Eat and Drink Your Way Through 10 Days in Argentina’s Wine Country

Eat and Drink Your Way Through 10 Days in Argentina's Wine Country

From the sizzling parilla grills to the sun-kissed vineyards of Mendoza, travel to Argentina’s wine country is a gourmand’s dream come true. Prepare to savor the robust flavors, indulge in succulent grilled meats, sip on velvety Malbecs, and delight in the country’s vibrant culinary heritage.Over 12 unforgettable days, immerse yourself in the rich culture, breathtaking landscapes, and unparalleled luxury that define this South American gem. From the cosmopolitan streets of Buenos Aires to the picturesque vineyards of Mendoza, each day promises a new discovery, a new delight, and a new opportunity to create lasting memories. With handcrafted experiences, sumptuous accommodations, and expert guidance every step of the way, let Kuoda Travel be your companion on this journey of a lifetime through Argentina’s diverse wonders. Send us a message today to get started planning your custom trip to Argentina.

Day 1: Arrival in Argentina 

Hotel Faena

As you step off the plane onto Argentinean soil, a sense of anticipation fills the air. The bustling energy of Buenos Aires awaits, promising a journey filled with culture, cuisine, and adventure. Your first encounter with luxury begins with your transfer to the Faena Hotel in Buenos Aires, where the grandeur of the city is matched only by the elegance of your accommodations. Nestled in the heart of the city, this sanctuary offers a respite from the excitement that lies ahead.

Day 2: Exploring Buenos Aires

Awakening to the gentle hum of Buenos Aires, you embark on a day of discovery in this vibrant metropolis. The morning sun casts a golden glow over the city as you enjoy a leisurely breakfast at Elena, the hotel’s exquisite restaurant. Savoring each bite of Argentinean delicacies, you prepare for a guided tour that will unveil the treasures of Buenos Aires.

From the historic cobblestone streets of San Telmo to the colorful facades of La Boca, each neighborhood tells a story of Argentina’s rich heritage. Wander through the leafy plazas of Recoleta, where the grandeur of European architecture meets the warmth of Argentinean hospitality. Admire the intricate mausoleums of Recoleta Cemetery, final resting place of Eva Perón and other luminaries of Argentine history.

As the sun begins to set, the rhythm of Buenos Aires comes alive in a whirlwind of passion and movement. Dinner awaits at Don Julio, a temple of gastronomy where the art of grilling reaches new heights. Sink your teeth into succulent cuts of Argentine beef, expertly grilled to perfection, as the flavors of the country dance on your palate.

The evening reaches its crescendo at Rojo Tango, an enchanting spectacle of music, dance, and romance. Nestled within the opulent walls of the Faena Hotel, this intimate cabaret transports you to a world of glamor and allure. Mesmerized by the hypnotic movements of the tango, you are drawn into a whirlwind of emotion that captures the essence of Argentinean culture.

Days 3-5: Discovering Salta

Discovering Salta

Leaving the urban landscape behind, you embark on a journey to Salta, a land of rugged beauty and untamed wilderness. The road winds through the Andean foothills, revealing vistas of breathtaking grandeur at every turn. Arriving at Patios de Cafayate Wine Hotel, you are greeted by the sight of vineyards stretching to the horizon and mountains looming in the distance.

In the days that follow, you explore the rich tapestry of Salta’s landscapes, from the multicolored rock formations of Quebrada de Humahuaca to the emerald valleys of Cafayate. Each day brings new adventures, whether horseback riding through the Andean foothills or hiking to hidden waterfalls in the jungle.

But it is the people of Salta who leave the deepest impression, their warmth and hospitality a testament to the spirit of the Argentinean countryside. At Estancia Colomé, you are welcomed into the home of the gauchos, where stories are shared over crackling fires and glasses of rich, velvety Malbec.

Evenings are spent beneath a blanket of stars, the sky ablaze with the brilliance of a thousand constellations. Dining at Restaurant El Aleph, you sample the flavors of the region, from savory empanadas to delicate quinoa salads, each dish a celebration of the land and its bounty.

Day 5: Journey to Mendoza

Bid farewell to Buenos Aires as you board a short flight to Mendoza, Argentina’s premier wine region. Upon arrival, check into the opulent Cavas Wine Lodge, where luxury meets tranquility amidst the vineyards of Luján de Cuyo. Take a moment to unwind and savor the breathtaking views of the Andes Mountains from the comfort of your private villa.

In the afternoon, embark on a wine tasting journey at Bodega Catena Zapata, a renowned winery known for its high-altitude Malbecs. Explore the vineyards and cellars as you learn about the winemaking process from expert guides, followed by a tasting of their signature varietals.

Day 6: Wine Tasting in Mendoza

Wine Tasting in Mendoza

Awaken your senses with a leisurely breakfast at Cavas Wine Lodge before setting out to explore more of Mendoza’s prestigious vineyards. Today, venture to Bodega Ruca Malen, where the art of winemaking is paired with breathtaking views of the Andes. Take a guided tour of the winery and indulge in a tasting of their award-winning wines, accompanied by gourmet bites prepared by the resident chef.

In the afternoon, discover the unique terroir of Mendoza’s Uco Valley with a visit to Bodega Salentein. Marvel at the stunning architecture of the winery as you sample their exceptional wines, including their iconic Malbec and aromatic Torrontés.

For dinner, experience the culinary delights of Mendoza at Siete Fuegos, located at The Vines Resort & Spa. Helmed by renowned chef Francis Mallmann, this restaurant offers an unforgettable dining experience inspired by the flavors of Argentina’s countryside.

Day 7: Leisure & Indulgence

Relaxation takes precedence today, beginning with a tranquil morning by the pool at Cavas Wine Lodge. As the sun caresses the vineyards, soak in the serenity and enjoy the luxurious amenities. In the afternoon, embark on a gastronomic adventure at Siete Fuegos, where Chef Francis Mallmann’s creations captivate the palate.

Day 8: Estancia Experience

Experience, Estancia La Alejandra

Immerse yourself in Argentinean ranch life with a visit to Estancia La Alejandra. Here, amidst sprawling landscapes and grazing cattle, you’ll partake in traditional activities like horseback riding and folkloric dance performances. Indulge in a hearty asado lunch, reveling in the flavors of the countryside.

Day 9: Farewell to Mendoza

On your final day in Mendoza, savor a leisurely breakfast overlooking the vineyards at Cavas Wine Lodge, reflecting on the unforgettable experiences of your journey. Before departing, take one last opportunity to explore the charming streets of Mendoza or indulge in a relaxing spa treatment at the lodge.

As you bid farewell to the vineyards and valleys of Mendoza, you carry with you memories of luxury, adventure, and the warm hospitality of Argentina, courtesy of Kuoda Travel. Depart for the airport with a heart full of gratitude, knowing that the spirit of Argentina will stay with you long after you return home. From here, you’ll travel back to Buenos Aires to depart for home with an overnight stay in the city.

In the evening, indulge in a farewell dinner at one of Buenos Aires’ acclaimed restaurants, savoring the flavors of Argentine cuisine one last time. Whether you choose to dine on succulent steak at Don Julio, sample creative fusion dishes at Tegui, or enjoy traditional Argentine fare at La Cabrera, let each bite be a celebration of the culinary delights that define this remarkable country.

Day 10: Departure

Departure

On your final day in Argentina, take the time to savor the last moments of your journey. After a leisurely breakfast at the Faena Hotel in Buenos Aires,, spend the morning reflecting on the experiences and memories that have enriched your time in this captivating country.

As you prepare for departure, take one last stroll through the bustling streets of Buenos Aires, soaking in the sights and sounds of the city one final time. Perhaps visit a local market to pick up some last-minute souvenirs or enjoy a cup of rich Argentine coffee at a sidewalk café, savoring the flavors of the city one last time.

From the moment you arrive in Buenos Aires to the final farewell in Mendoza, each day will be a celebration of luxury, culture, and exploration. We hope that the memories you make, the friendships you forge, and the experiences you cherish will stay with you long after you return home. Wherever your travels may take you next, may the spirit of Argentina continue to inspire and enrich your life. If this itinerary sounds like your dream vacation, send us a message to get started planning your trip.

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