This multi-centre Argentina luxury holiday is centred around stays in our choice of hand-picked, boutique properties. Begin in Buenos Aires with a stylish stay in the belle-epoque Alvear Palace in the stylish Recoleta district, you can explore the city, enjoy some fine dining and catch a live tango show.
Next, you’ll fly to a beautiful estancia near Cordoba, your luxury base from where you can explore the Sierra by horseback, by bike or by foot – returning each night for a gourmet meal and traditional Argentinian asados (barbecue). Your next stay is in the heart of Mendoza’s Malbec wine region at the remarkable Entre Cielos; sip award-winning local wines while you soak in your surrounds or the beautiful pool, then treat yourself to a treatment at the hotel’s spa.
From there, a short flight brings you to the glaciers of Patagonia and another boutique stay at Eolo Patagonia. Visit the Perito Moreno and Upsala glaciers, take a hike or sailing over Lago Argentina and admire the rugged Patagonian landscapes.
Finally, you’ll fly back to Argentina for one final night in the capital where you can toast your holiday and reminisce over the things you’ve seen.
Depart the UK from your chosen airport.
On arrival at Buenos Aires airport, you will be met and taken by private transfer to Alvear Palace Hotel in Recoleta, where you will check in for a 3-night stay.
The Alvear Palace Hotel is, without a doubt, the most iconic and luxurious hotel in the capital. Recognised as one of the Leading Hotels of the World, you can expect impeccable service, personalised hospitality and an aura of Belle Epoque elegance – the most splendid introduction to Buenos Aires.
After breakfast, your guide will meet you at your hotel and take you for a walking tour of Recoleta, the most elegant and sophisticated neighbourhood of the city. Here you’ll be able to appreciate the city’s historical and architectural heritage, its Beaux-Arts architecture and the famous Recoleta Cemetery, the resting place of Eva Peron. You’ll also find some of Buenos Aires’s most prestigious museums and cultural centres here.
In the evening, you will be picked up at your hotel and driven by private transfer to the luxurious Faena hotel in Puerto Madero. Here you will be treated to a traditional Argentinian 3-course meal accompanied by a selection of fine local wines. During dinner, some of the country’s best tango dancers and musicians will dazzle and entertain the audience with a live tango production so you can enjoy seeing this dance in the city that made it so famous! After the show, you’ll be driven by private transfer to your hotel.
You have today to explore Buenos Aires independently. Why not visit the colourful La Boca neighbourhood or head over to San Telmo, the oldest barrio in the city, famous for its antique shops. If you feel inspired by last night’s show, why not take a private tango lesson? Let us know if you would like to add this unique experience!
Today, you’ll be collected from your hotel in the morning and taken to the airport by private transfer for your flight to Cordoba. Once you land, you will be met and driven to Estancia El Colibri, where you will check in for a 3-night stay.
With the Sierras of Cordoba in the background, Estancia El Colibri is a member of the Relais & Chateaux and is inspired by the early twentieth-century estancias or cattle ranches. Your stay is full-board so you can make the most of all the activities like horse riding, bird watching, polo lessons, trekking and more which are included. If you prefer, you can relax by the pool and rejuvenate yourself with a massage, treatment in the spa or yoga lesson.
The estancia grows its own vegetables and you can choose lunch served in the vegetable garden from your choice of freshly picked vegetables and herbs, or why not opt for the picnic on the banks of the Santa Clarita River? Wine enthusiasts can enjoy a tasting session before tucking into a traditional Argentinian asado (barbecue) – culinary heaven!
Today, you’ll be collected from your hotel in the morning and taken to the airport by private transfer for your flight to Mendoza – Argentina’s wine region. Once you land, you will be met and driven to Entre Cielos - part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the world brand, where you will check in for a 2-night stay.
Entre Cielos is a luxury property tucked among the world-class Malbec vines of Lujan de Cuy in Mendoza. With 16 sophisticated rooms, this modern and boutique retreat promises tranquil surroundings with sweeping views across the 20-acres vineyard estate and the snow-capped Andes in the distance.
Your stay here is about relaxing in the wine country, so why not spend a morning soaking in the pool and your scenic surroundings then head to the spa and Hamman for a treatment? You can also arrange wine tasting and learn more about the region’s award-winning Malbec or ask the Entre Cielos Experience Concierge to organise an individual experience – the choice is yours!
This morning you’ll be collected and taken to the airport by private transfer for your flight to El Calafate to visit Argentina’s glaciers. Once you land, you will be met and driven to Eolo Patagonia Lodge where you will check in for a 3-night stay. You’ve arrived in the Glaciares region of Argentina, the home of majestic landscapes and nature at its most pristine.
Located halfway between El Calafate and Los Glaciares National Park and set amongst 10,000 acres, this setting begs to be explored, whether on horseback, by bike or on foot. Eolo’s simple, stylish design means each room has delightful views and the central garden area creates a relaxing space, sheltered from the Patagonian winds.
Make the most of everything the lodge offers as your stay here is full-board, including all on-site activities from guided treks to bird watching, mountain biking to 4WD touring. Beyond Eolo’s estate, popular off-site tours are trips to visit the Perito Moreno and Upsala glaciers; to El Chalten for trekking and boat tours on Lago Argentino. When you return to the hotel, you can expect the full Relais & Chateaux experience of delicious, regionally-inspired cuisine combined with international technique, prepared by resident chef, Juan Pablo Bonaveri.
This morning, you’ll be collected from your hotel and taken to the airport by private transfer for your flight to Buenos Aires. Once you land, you will be met and driven to your hotel in Recoleta where you will check in for the last night of this holiday.
Today, you’ll be collected from your hotel at any time today and taken to the airport by private transfer to connect with your onward flight back home.
Why not add in a stopover?
For this itinerary and to make the most of southern Patagonia, we suggest taking this trip between September and April, thus avoiding the southern hemisphere winter.
This itinerary is purely a suggestion and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests, and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.
12 nights in 5* luxury accommodation.
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