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Malbec & Mountains: Argentina in Luxury

Cordoba, El Calafate, Buenos Aires & Mendoza

From the foothills of the Andes to the open plains of the Pampas, this itinerary offers the quintessential Argentinean experience, taking in riding alongside the gauchos and wine tasting in Mendoza, as well as glacier trekking in southern Patagonia.

At a Glance

  • Enjoy riding at one of Argentina's most highly acclaimed estancias

  • Sip on Malbec in Mendoza, the home of Argentinean wine

  • Relax in a remote lodge surrounded by Patagonian scenery or head out on outdoor adventures

  • Learn the art of the fiery Tango in Buenos Aires

  • Don a pair of crampons for a trek over the famous Perito Moreno glacier

Couples, Food & wine, Honeymoon, Riding

Description

Argentina is a country of exhilarating outdoor adventures, whether you are in the grasslands of the Pampas, the Patagonian steppe or the vineyards of Mendoza. Learn the art of the gauchos (cowboys) with a stay on a traditional estancia before exploring mountains and glaciers and ending with some indulgence at a luxurious winery.

Fly straight into Cordoba to begin your adventure, staying at luxurious, family-run ranch, Estancia El Colibri. Here you will encounter what is easily some of Argentina's best horse riding and polo, with beautifully kept Criollo horses on site. Learn to prepare a traditional Argentine 'asado' (BBQ) and accompany local gauchos into the surrounding hills or try your hand at polo with these experienced riders.

Next, fly south to Patagonia to the stunning El Calafate region where you can marvel at the breathtaking landscapes of the Patagonian steppe which surround Eolo, a remote lodge set within a 3,000 hectare estate. This unique ranch-style property has been built in the local style and boasts just 17 luxurious rooms, each with stunning views towards Lago Argentino. Spend days trekking in the surrounding mountains, mountain biking and fantastic stargazing in the clear night skies. Be sure to visit nearby Perito Moreno glacier and clamber onto the ice for an unforgettable trekking experience as chunks of ice crash into the water meters away!

You will then fly back up to Buenos Aires, staying in one of the city's most exclusive neighborhoods where you can enjoy fine dining and fiery tango before heading into Mendoza for the finale of your trip. Heading into wine country, the landscapes will take your breath away, as rows of Malbec vines line up in front of rugged Andean peaks creating a beautiful contrast. Indulge in wine tasting and spa treatments in the hammam at Entre Cielos, a stylish winery where you can choose to simply relax or enjoy adventures amongst the vineyards, with horseriding and cycling trails available, as well as kayaking, climbing and even rafting. After three nights here, return to Buenos Aires and connect with your flight back home.

The suggested itinerary below can be tailored to suit your requirements. Speak to one of our specialists to find out how to best extend your time in Patagonia or to explore more of Argentina's winelands.

Itinerary

Stay

Location/route

Overnight

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Fly to Cordoba (via Buenos Aires)
3 nights

Cordoba area, Argentina

Estancia El Colibri
Fly to El Calafate
3 nights

El Calafate area, Argentina

Eolo
Fly to Buenos Aires
3 nights

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Algodon Mansion
Fly to Mendoza
3 nights

Mendoza region, Argentina

Entre Cielos
Fly home (via Buenos Aires)

Location & Directions

Cordoba, El Calafate, Buenos Aires & Mendoza

Begin in Cordoba at Estancia El Colibri, set in beautiful countryside. From here, fly south to El Calafate for a Patagonian riding and trekking experience at Eolo, before flying to Buenos Aires for a few nights of tango and steak, basing yourselves at Algodon Mansion. A short flight brings you to Mendoza and the gorgeous wineries of Mendoza for some final indulgence. Stay at Entre Cielos in the foothills of the Andes before flying home via Buenos Aires.

When to go

The best time to visit is between November and March, when spring time temperatures grace Cordoba and Patagonia is in its summer. Weather in Patagonia can still be changeable so prepare to experience all seasons in one day. Buenos Aires is a year-round destination and the wine harvest season in Mendoza is usually in March.

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