Gourmet Argentina 2 week itinerary: Buenos Aires to Bariloche

Tailor-made holidays
Duration (in days): 13

From: UK

To: UK

From

£4,285

Inc. International flights (per person, based on 2 sharing) 
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Overview

What better way to experience this county’s true flavour than on a gourmet Argentinian food tour? Begin in Buenos Aires, a city that draws its culinary influence from both European immigrants and indigenous flavours. Take a gourmet walking tour of the city which will introduce you to hidden flavours and local dishes. Leaving the capital, you’ll fly north for a Mendoza wine tour and a grape-exploration with cellar door tastings and wine-paired meals. Continue to northern Patagonia to Bariloche and the lakes for some super-scenic touring, a hidden picnic on the lake shore and some boutique shopping in Bariloche’s any chocolate shops. The ultimate Argentina food and wine tour awaits!

This Argentina itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements; please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.

This holiday includes

  • International and domestic flights
  • All transfers
  • All accommodation in Argentina
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

 

Highlights

  • Taste local delights on a walking gourmet tour of Buenos Aires
  • Dine on expertly flavoured, dry-cured meats at Restaurant Abrasado
  • Join an Argentinian cookery class and learn to cook like a local
  • Explore some of Mendoza’s world-class wineries, including the Malbec capital
  • Soak up the sensational scenery on a private tour of Bariloche and the lakes
  • Hike, Bike or kayak to explore Lake Nahuel Huapi and picnic by its shores.
Itinerary

 

Itinerary in brief:

  • 3 nights in Buenos Aires
  • 3 nights in Mendoza
  • 3 nights in Bariloche

 

Day 1: Depart UK

Depart the UK from your chosen airport.

Included: International flight

Day 2: Arrive in Buenos Aires

On arrival at Buenos Aires airport, you will be met and taken by private transfer to your hotel where you will check in for a 3-night stay.

Included: Private transfer, hotel

Day 3: Delectable Buenos Aires walking tour

You will be collected from your hotel after breakfast and taken on a privately-guided walking tour of the city to discover some of its many culinary delicacies from empanadas to dulce de leche, barbecue to puchero (soup).

With many European an indigenous culinary influences, the city’s cuisine is an intriguing blend of flavours. You’ll get to sample some of the most famous dishes and drinks and your English-speaking guide will introduce you to the history of the capital’s gastronomy.

Included: Breakfast, private tour, hotel

Day 4: Argentine experience & wine mixology

Today you’ll have breakfast at the hotel followed by a private transport to a culinary school. Here you’ll learn about the typical dishes of Argentina and where you will taste and appreciate a wine mixology introduction. 

Included: Breakfast, shared class, hotel

Day 5: Buenos Aires to Mendoza

Today you’ll be collected from your hotel in the morning and driven to the airport by private transfer to connect with your flight to Mendoza. Once you land, you will be met and driven to your hotel where you will check in for a 3-night stay.

In the late afternoon, you will be picked up and driven to Abrasado. This gourmet local restaurant specialises in dry-curing using a unique process to lock in flavours and create deliciously tender meats during the ageing. Your delicious dinner will be accompanied by fine wines from the neighbouring winery Bodega Los Tuneles.

Included: Breakfast, all private transfers, domestic flight, dinner with wine, hotel            

Day 6: World of Wine in Mendoza

Today is all about wine, so you’ll be guided by experts on a visit to several world-class wineries.

Exploring several wineries, you’ll be introduced to the different methods of winemaking and you'll learn how to taste and identify good wine. The Lujan de Cujo region of Mendoza is well-known for its Malbec production, and it’s a pretty region of s beautiful country houses, deep forests and lush vineyards. We’ve also included a gourmet lunch which will include pairings from the best wines of the region.

Included: Breakfast, private tour, lunch, hotel   

Day 7: Cooking class and lunch at a winery

Today, we’ve included a culinary experience at one of the best-known wineries of the Valley de Uco region. Guided by a knowledgeable chef, you’ll learn different gastronomic techniques typical of Mendoza province and will cook a meal using local ingredients. You’ll also get advice on how to pair wine with the dishes you create, topped off with lunch and a visit to another local winery.

Included: Breakfast, private tour, lunch, hotel                   

Day 8: Mendoza to Bariloche

Today you’ll be collected from your hotel in the morning and taken to the airport by private transfer for your flight to Bariloche. Once you land, you will be met and driven to your hotel where you will check in for a 3-night stay.

Included: Breakfast, private transfers, domestic flight, hotel

Day 9: Bariloche scenic tour and lunch

After breakfast, you’ll be picked up for a private scenic tour of Bariloche and the Argentinian Lake District. This is an amazing sightseeing opportunity and you’ll discover nearby lakes and mountains and get breath-taking views of Lake Nahuel Huapi, Mount Tronador and Victoria Island. For the ultimate in aerial views – take the cable car up to Campanario Hill from where you gaze across the lake towards the snow-capped mountains in the distance – a postcard view! Back in Bariloche, head into town to discover the town’s many boutique chocolate shops!              

At noon, you will be driven to Cerveceria Patagonia for a typical Patagonian asado (barbecue meal).

Included: Breakfast, private tour, lunch, hotel   

Day 10: Wine by the Lake

Today we’ve included a private sightseeing tour of the Nahuel Huapi. You can choose between a gentle hike, a mountain bike ride or even a kayak outing as your means of experiencing the surroundings of Bariloche. Whichever you chose, you’ll explore in the company of an expert guide who’ll help you learn about the local flora and fauna and tell you some of the history of Nahuel Huapi National Park.

For lunch, you can look forward to a splendid picnic tucked away in a secluded and hidden bay surrounded by wild nature – all accompanied by Argentinean Malbec. Bliss!

Included: Breakfast, private tour, lunch, hotel                  

Day 11: Bariloche to Buenos Aires

After breakfast, you’ll be collected from your hotel and driven to the airport by private transfer for your onward flight to Buenos Aires. Once you land, you will be met and driven to your hotel where you will check in for a final one-night stay in Buenos Aires and the last chance to explore the city.

Included: Breakfast, private transfers, domestic flight, hotel      

Day 12: Depart Buenos Aires        

You’ll be collected from your hotel in the morning and taken to the airport by private transfer for your flight back home.

Included: Breakfast, private transfer, international flight            

Day 13: Arrive UK    

Why not add in a stopover?

Info

For better and milder weather in Patagonia, we suggest travelling between mid-September and early April.

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.           

What's included: 

  • International and domestic flights
  • Return airport transfers
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary

Not included: 

  • Any meals not mentioned
  • Any excursions not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips & gratuities
Accommodation

Nine nights in 4* standard accommodation.

Hotels in this category include:

  • Carles Hotel

  • Villa Mansa

  • Villa Huinid Bustillo
     
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