Culinary Argentina

Buenos Aires, Cafayate, Salta & Mendoza

From $5500 per person in low season
From $6100 per person in high season

based on 11 nights & selected experiences

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  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Selected experiences

Price based on 2 people sharing

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At a Glance

  • Relish three nights in Buenos Aires with a distinct culinary twist – we’ve packed your stay in the city full of food tours and cooking classes that will have you salivating from the off

  • Take the road less traveled and venture to Argentina’s remote northwest, where you will visit the lesser-known wineries of Cafayate

  • Savor the first sparkling wine to be created in the high-altitude vineyards of the Calchaquí Valley using Torrontés grapes

  • Saddle up and delve into Argentina’s cowboy culture – take to the open fields of Salta on horseback accompanied by one of Finca Valentina’s gauchos

  • Finish up in the world-renowned Mendoza wine region where you’ll enjoy unique culinary experiences paired with some of the country’s best wines

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This itinerary is best from October to April. Temperatures at their most pleasant in the spring and autumn (September-November and March-April), but please note that traveling during the vendimia (wine harvest) typically first week in March, availability is more limited and at a premium so best to book early. January and February is peak summer when temperatures will be at their highest. May to September is 'winter' in South America so expect cooler temperatures in some areas.

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Itinerary

Let your taste buds be tantalised by the fresh and punchy flavors of chimichurri sauce. Relish the melt-in-the-mouth sensation of perfectly cooked steak. Savor the unbeatable aroma as you break open a just-baked empanada and watch the steam rise out of the pastry. Argentina’s food scene is bursting with flavor and our experts have scoured the country for the best foodie experiences to help you get under the skin of this culinary kingdom. Allow us to take you on a gastronomic extravaganza.

  1. Fly to Buenos Aires

     

  2. Days 1-4: Buenos Aires

    Welcome to Buenos Aires – a fast-paced city fuelled by its ever-evolving food and drink scene. From cosy cafes to heritage bars and hole-in-the-wall eateries to the swankiest of steakhouses, the city has every base covered. We’ve handpicked some indulgent experiences to enrich your time here. Head out with an expert sommelier on a walking wine tour, visiting a variety of bars and boutique wine stores and savouring a selection of tastings customized to your preferences. Try your hand at making your own empanadas and alfajores before tucking into an Argentine banquet with your fellow chefs and food fanatics. Delve into the streets of Palermo and discover the history of the Argentinean food scene on the Chimichurri Walking Food Tour. Feel the heat as you discover Argentina’s asado cooking tradition, where you’ll have a front row seat as the kitchen fires up with a number of different grilling techniques. Your base as you explore this epicurean mecca is Legado Mitico, where you’ll spend three nights. While you’re not out delving into every nook and cranny of Buenos Aires’ gastronomic offerings, be sure to kick back and enjoy a cocktail on the hotel’s roof terrace.

    Accommodation: Legado Mitico (3 nights)

  3. Days 4-6: Salta and Jujuy

    Today you will leave the hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires behind to venture into the far-flung reaches of Argentina’s northwest. You will fly to Salta, where you will be met and driven the three hours through the Calchaquí Valley to Cafayate. Spend two nights at the intimate and unpretentious Viñas de Cafayate Wine Resort, immersing yourself in this lesser-known but hugely significant Argentinean wine region. You will arrive in time for the perfect welcome – a sunset visit to Piatelli Vineyards to watch the famous red stone formations of the valley illuminated by the soft glow of the fading sun. Bask under the changing colors of the sky as you enjoy a glass of wine and rustic spread of cold meats and cheeses with freshly baked bread. You have a full day to delve into the many vineyards of the region, learning about the wine-making process and how the altitude impacts the grapes and gives the wines their own distinct flavor. A visit to Bodega Burbujas de Altura (meaning ‘Bubbles at Altitude’) is always a highlight. This family-run winery created the first sparkling wine of the region using Torrontés grapes. You’ll sample three of their unique wines as well as tucking into a delectable lunch.

    Accommodation: Vinas de Cafayate Wine Resort (2 nights)

  4. Days 6-8: Salta and Jujuy

    This morning you drive back towards Salta where you’ll base yourself at Finca Valentina for two nights, a chic rustic retreat at the foot of the Andes. While you’re still just a stone’s throw from the Calchaquí Valley wineries, this is a much wilder, uncultivated region. Saddle up and head out on horseback accompanied by one of the finca’s gauchos to traverse the open fields that surround the hotel. Learn about the cowboy culture that has been lived by the gauchos for generations and feel the wind in your hair as you canter across these rugged lands. Back at the hotel, lunch is a grand affair. Tuck into a sumptuous four course meal, each one served with a different wine from the Salta region. The menu changes day by day but expect anything from prawn timbales to marinated rabbit and fillet mignon. As evening falls, kick back by the fire or sit out on the veranda gazing up at the stars.

    Accommodation: Finca Valentina (2 nights)

  5. Days 8-11: Mendoza Wine Region

    One last stop on your adventure awaits and it’s the world-class vineyards of Mendoza. After a morning flight, you’ll be transferred to the wonderfully welcoming Finca Adalgisa. A traditional family-run winery and charming boutique hotel, this is your base for the next three nights. You’ll delve deep into the wine making process with a full day private tour of the Lujan de Cuyo wineries. Taking in three different wineries that range from long-standing bodegas that have been run by the same family for generations to newer and really dynamic operations that use the latest modern technology, you’ll learn a huge amount about the wine industry and indeed how it continues to evolve. Wine aside, the cuisine is sure to be a true highlight of your time in Mendoza. We’ve included two special foodie experiences to end your trip on an indulgent high. Try your hands at preparing a few local specialties with a cooking demonstration from Finca Adalgisa’s chef Cristina Brino, before of course feasting on your creations. On another night, you’ll be treated to a traditional Argentinean asado, where guests eat together at a large table, devouring every cut of meat the grill has to offer. Sharing stories of your adventures with other travelers is the perfect way to sign off a vacation well and truly devoured.

    Accommodation: Finca Adalgisa (3 nights)

  6. Fly home from Buenos Aires

    After one last breakfast looking out over the vines, you’ll be transferred back to Mendoza Airport to begin your journey home.

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Buenos Aires, Cafayate, Salta & Mendoza

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