In addition to the majestic Andes Mountains and passionate cultural celebrations, Argentina is known and loved for its impressive wine production. The best luxury experiences in Argentine wine country are ones that allow you to take your time and soak up every single second in this South American paradise.
Made up of five unique regions, Argentina’s wine country is an astonishing and diverse destination. Travelers from around the world escape here for romantic adventures and gastronomic tours, but there are still so many wonderful opportunities beyond what meets the eye. As you begin to plan your vacation to Argentina’s wine country, fill your dream itinerary with some of these unique experiences!
– Enjoy A Bike Tour Through Local Wineries
Picture the luscious green vineyards passing by with the warm Argentinian sun cascading down upon you as you ride through the scenic bike paths of wine country. Of course, the local wineries are excellent places to book a tasting or stay overnight, but one of the best ways to see the raw beauty of this region is with a bike tour.
The largest of Argentina’s wine regions is Mendoza, and this is the perfect place if you’re interested in biking along winding roads, stopping for a sip at each vineyard. With roughly 800 wineries decorating the landscapes, you’ll have plenty of options for which vineyards you’d like to explore. Some wineries focus solely on providing the finest tasting experiences, while others offer travelers a chance to see how the production process works. You’ll be able to see both types of wineries on your bike tour and even get the chance to spend the night at some of the finest establishments.
Cavas Wine Lodge is one of the best and will be a perfect addition to your bike tour. The luxurious rooms and villas provide you with a comfortable place to rest after a long ride, and their on-site spa will make your stay even more special.
– Hike The Imposing Aconcagua
From Mendoza, take a trip to one of the world’s most impressive mountain peaks – Aconcagua. Located in the Aconcagua Provincial Park, this mountain draws hundreds of dedicated hikers and trekkers every year who brave the intense cliffs and trails up to the mountain top. Competitive athletes and dedicated travelers can certainly commit to a more intense trek, but most travelers choose a more relaxed excursion around the base of the mountain.
The Confluencia Base Camp Trek is an amazing hike for casual hikers who want to revel in the beauty of Aconcagua, without the months of training it takes to summit the mountain. A nine-mile trail is much more accessible and will take you on a winding journey through wide valleys, along narrow paths, across rivers, and to the legendary Confluencia campsite.
Keep in mind, this hike happens at a relatively high altitude, so if you feel out of breath, that’s pretty normal! Just remember to stay extra hydrated, pause for breaks, and stay in tune with how you’re feeling to avoid altitude sickness.
– Relax At The Termas De Cacheuta Spa
After a day-long trek through Aconcagua Provincial Park, your muscles will be in need of some deep relief. This is a perfect opportunity to add one of the most amazing luxury experiences in Argentine wine country to your itinerary: the Termas de Cacheuta Spa.
The Termas Hotel offers guests some five-star accommodations for an overnight rest and relaxation session, but the main highlight here are the natural hot springs. At the thermal water park, travelers will be treated to indoor and outdoor pools, heated to perfection by nature’s design. If you’re visiting Argentina with kids, this park has a special interactive section of the park meant to entertain them as you unwind in the warm, healing waters of the Mendoza River.
Your trip can be completed with a few TermaSpa treatments, enjoying mud baths, incredible massages, and a wellness package catered to your desires. Every moment of indulgence here is complemented by the miraculous views of the Andes Mountains that surround you, so every moment fully immerses you in the inspiring Argentinian landscapes.
– Experience Authentic Estancia Life
A trip to Argentina is truly not complete without spending some time immersed in the traditional Estancia culture. Estancias, loosely translated to “ranch”, have been part of Argentina’s history since horses were brought over by Europeans, and vast landscapes needed to be maintained. In wine country, there are few better places to get a taste of this tradition than at the Estancia Mendoza Wine Hotel.
Vineyards stretch around the property in beautiful fashion, and the luxurious design balances regional touches with exquisite style perfectly. Every room features a unique design, and the on-site amenities are splendid. You can lounge by the pool, explore the wine cellar, or rest at the spa when you’re not participating in outdoor excursions. But the best thing to do during your stay has to be a horseback riding experience with the local Argentine gauchos, also called cowboys. This hotel really does offer the best of both worlds – exceptional accommodations as well as traditional experiences.
– Indulge In A Traditional “Parrilla”
No trip to wine country is complete without a good culinary experience to pair your glass of rich Malbec with. A traditional parrilla is by far the best option for foodies who want a luxury experience in Argentine wine country.
Traditional barbecue from this region is known as “parrilla,” which can either refer to the type of restaurant or the actual grill that’s used to cook the meat. Across the country, you can find various types of parrilla restaurants, from casual sit-down spots to five-star restaurants, but in wine country, there are few places more delicious than Siete Fuegos by Francis Mallman. His take on freshly grilled meats is exquisite and paired to perfection with a selection of locally produced Mendoza wines.
As you embark on a delicious journey to Argentina’s wine region, don’t miss out on all the exciting adventures that go beyond just tasting wines! You can find adventure, relaxation, culture, and excitement all throughout this diverse part of South America. Just be sure to let us know what you want to experience, and we’ll pull together the perfect itinerary!