(Buenos Aires, Mendoza)
Indulge you palate for pleasure & other senses while discovering the secrets of the most influential wineries in Argentina on this exclusive privately guided tour. Begin in Buenos Aires, explore the vibrant metropolitan, learn the origins of Polo, how to play & the horse selection process. Dine on traditional gourmet BBQ & be immersed in a seductive Tango show. Next fly to Mendoza to soak in the local culture & explore the city's highlights. From grape to bottle, you’ll receive an intimate look into the winemaking process as you visit the vineyards & celebrated wineries of Andeluna Cellers, Bodega Salentein, Ruca Malen, Belasco de Baquedano & Bodega Catena Zapata. Taste world renowned Merlots, Syrahs, Lambecs, Pinot Noirs, Cabernet Sauvignons, Semillions, Torrontes, & the region's famous Malbecs, flavours enhanced by the breathtaking views of the Andes Mountains.- A Tantalizing & Tempting Epicurean Adventure.
Here in the Uco Valley, you’ll enjoy the fruits of the 125-year-old winemaking tradition that is responsible for some of the world’s finest high-altitude wines. Sample reserve vintages at quaint cellar doors to a backdrop of the stunning Andes mountain range and experience a sophisticated side of South American you may not have been expecting. Nearby Mendoza is one of the prettiest towns in Argentina, and sipping strong local coffee in the main square surrounded by the Cathedral and Basilica of St. Franics is a timeless experience. Likewise, exploring the many museums, colonial architecture, and impressive public parks of the thriving metropolis of Buenos Aires will only increase your love for this wonderful country.
World-class hotels showcase all the warmth and enthusiasm of Argentinean hospitality, and your English-speaking guides and private drivers will help you choose from the wide range of experiences on offer. From exploring the Belle Époque mansions of Buenos Aires glamorous riverside suburbs, to cruising the Parana Delta or visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Colonia del Sacramento in neighboring Uruguay, you’ll have ample opportunity to see the best of South America.
Please note that the cost of regional and international air has not yet been included in your quotation. Air experts are standing by to help. Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance.
A private transfer between the airport (International) and city of Buenos Aires with a professional driver and an English-speaking guide is provided.
The Argentine National Immigration Directorate (DNM) has launched an online method of payment to enable payment of the reciprocity fee via credit card. Travellers can now pay this fee through the Provincia Pagos payment system. US, Australian and Canadian citizens can pay the reciprocity fee before entering Argentina by accessing the following websites: www.provinciapagos.com.ar and www.migraciones.gov.ar.
How can I pay the Reciprocity Fee Online?
1.Register at www.provinciapagos.com.ar and obtain an entry code. 2.Complete the form including personal and credit card details . This information and the entry code will be sent electronically to the DNM. 3.After payment is processed, print the receipt. 4.Upon arrival in Argentina, go to the DNM Office and present the printed receipt. 5.The receipt will be scanned by DNM staff and the data will be validated to enable entry to Argentina.
Subject to change without notice.
Buenos Aires is where it all happens, and we want you to immerse yourself in its beauty, history, and sheer radiance. Enjoy a private guided, half-day panoramic tour, discovering the rich parks and open spaces of the Northern Neighborhood and the eye-catching buildings and grounds of Palermo and Recoleta, in the comfort of a private vehicle. After being picked up from your hotel, you'll be driven to the Obelisk; a distinct symbol of the city. After that, you will visit different squares such as Plaza de Mayo, Plaza San Martín, Plaza del Congreso and some of the main avenues such as Corrientes, de Mayo, and 9 de Julio. Enjoy views in the historical neighborhoods of La Boca, San Telmo, Montserrat and the elegant neighborhoods of Palermo, Recoleta, and the modern Puerto Madero. Breathe in the fresh air as you pass through parks such as Lezama, Tres de Febrero and the Ecological Reserve. En route you will also get to visit financial and commercial areas and Soccer Stadiums. At the end of your tour you will be dropped back at your hotel.
Tonight, you will enjoy a Tango Show and dinner at El Querandi. You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the Tango Show, on a private vehicle with driver.
Since 1867, this big old house has been established in the historic center of the City. In 1920 it was founded as a bar and then, in 1992 restored; it is now considered by the Museum of the City of Buenos Aires as a “Living Evidence of the Civic Memory” and as a “Place of Tourist Interest” by the National Tourist Secretary. Its capacity for two hundred people, seated in individual tables, combined with its wreathed columns, boisserie and deep shaped wood, creates a romantic and intimate atmosphere. There are thirteen artists on scene, including four musicians (bandoneón, piano, violin and double bass), six tango dancers, and three singers. This electric show starts at 10 pm and lasts 1 hour and 15 minutes. A la carte menu: Cold and hot starters; more than twenty varieties for the main dish. “Finca Flichman” wines, beverages and mineral water. Dessert, coffee and a final toast with champagne.
Return to your hotel will be with a private vehicle and driver.
Malbec was brought to Argentina in the 19th century, Its origin is the south of France (Cahors). Different from others, this great grape variety easily adapted itself to the climatic conditions, and became the Emblematic Argentinean Grape Variety. Three Malbec wines from 3 differents regions have been selected. In order to understand Argentinean culture, one of the first steps is to eat and drink as Argentineans do. The wine tastings are made at "La Cava in El Querandi" and transfers are included.
Malbec from Noa: Tucumán Argentina, Pairing: Lentis stew with potatoes and red pepper, Malbec from Patagonia: San Patricio del Chañar. Neuquén Argentina,Pairing: Lamb and mushrooms prepeared in long cooking, Malbec from Cuyo: Agrelo Mendoza, Pairing : Meat and potatoe pie with black olives and raisins.
A private airport transfer with a professional driver and English-speaking guide is included (between Buenos Aires' hotels and domestic airport or vice versa)
Flight is required, currently not included in the quote.
Enjoy a private airport transfer with private vehicle, driver and English speaking guide .
Enjoy a private panoramic city tour of Mendoza with your own vehicle, driver and English speaking Guide. Travel through city streets, mixing in the history and culture of the people who transformed this desert into a thriving oasis. Begin the tour at the historical site, where in 1561 Don Pedro del Castillo founded the city; The Plaza and the Museo del Área Fundacional (including the Jesuit ruins). Continue on to the main square, which is surrounded by the Cathedral and the Basilica of St. Francis. Visit both Independencia and Spain Plaza and later journey to the prestigious Emilio Civit street; a residential area that leads to General San Martin Park. This well known park is over 370 hectares in size and is considered the heart of the city. Enter through the famous gates, the horses of Marly, Rosedal and Lake until we reach the Cerro de la Gloria, where the Monument to San Martín and his army is located. Finish up the tour with a visit to Challao. The Virgin of Lourdes alongside spectacular views of the Mendocinian Mountains will leave a lasting impression of this beautiful city.
Approximately 60 minutes south of the city of Mendoza, the Uco Valley encompasses the highest altitude Argentine vineyards (averaging between 900 and 1200 meters above sea level). Known especially for Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Semillon, and Torrontes production. Its striking natural setting - below a stretch of the Andes that includes the 6,800 meter Mount Tupungato. The valley's dry weather and the wide thermal amplitude between day and night have created its distinctive microclimates that result in wines that are rich in color and ideal for aging. Enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the Andes as you are swept up in the tradition of the Old World and the excitement of the New World. Discover the unique characteristics of Tupungato's terroir and the secrets of more than 125 years of winemaking tradition.
Andeluna Cellars winery and vineyard is located in the Andes Foothills. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, the classic architecture of the winery is surrounded by prime vineyards and magnificent views of the Andes Mountains. These beautiful surroundings create the perfect atmosphere to enjoy award winning wines.
Continue to Bodega Salentein where grand productions meet high style. Designed for both form and function in the shape of a cross. The Bodega's two levels allow wine to flow from the tanks to the barrels by a traditional gravity transfer system. The four wings converge in a circular central chamber, which resembles an amphitheatre and was inspired by ancient classical temples.
Enjoy lunch at either Salentein or Andeluna winery (to be confirmed upon booking, depending on availability)
Enjoy a full day exclusive tour to three of the most important wineries of the region, Bodega Catena Zapata, Ruca Malen Winery and Belasco de Baquedano Winery.
Bodega Catena Zapata is widely recognized for its revolutionary owner and wine-maker Nicolás Catena. He is known for introducing to the international wine community the true potential and quality of the Mendoza terrain. Argentina produces world-class wines, thanks to the Malbec grape in general and the wines of Nicolás Catena in particular.
Continue on a private visit to Bodega Ruca Malen, exclusively focused on making wines of excellence, based on their knowledge and above all, their passion for winemaking. The bodega visit will take you from the vineyards and sorting machines to the fermentation and aging rooms, offering an intimate glimpse into the wine making process from grape to bottle.
For a broader knowledge of the different aromas found in wine enjoy a tour of Belasco de Baquedano Winery and experience its great “hall of aromas”, which tells you about the different types of aromas existing in wine: primary aromas (those that characterize the grape variety), secondary aromas (the ones released during fermentation and its transformation into wine) and tertiary aromas (produced through aging in barrel and/or bottle).
Enjoy a delicious lunch at either Ruca Malen or Belasco de Baquedano Winery, the choice is yours.
Legado Mitico Hotel is a warm and moving hotel, inspired by history and culture, evoke mythical Argentine characters. In such an atmosphere - refinement, and classicism gracefully combine with the simplicity and informality of current trends. Mythical rooms which treat dreamers to indulging comfort, all of them bear the subtle stamp of the remarkable character that inhabits them and invite guests to dare discover who they really were. Designed for travellers who want to experience the authentic spirit of Argentina, Legado Mitico reflects identity and transmits the conviction that each day will be full of encounters and pleasures for their guests.
Park Hyatt Mendoza Hotel, Casino & Spa, with its beautifully restored 19th-century Spanish colonial façade, is a prestigious five-star hotel. Located in one of the Great Wine Capitals of the World, in the centre of Mendoza, in front of Plaza Independencia and close to the most important vineyards and wineries of the region. Park Hyatt Mendoza features rooms with stunning views of the Andes mountain and the city of Mendoza. The hotel is only 15 minutes away from Mendoza International Airport, and 90 minutes away from the Aconcagua Mountain and major ski resorts in Argentina.
December 12, 2014
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December 12, 2014
"Well, Cindy, we’ve been home for a week but I can’t stop replaying every day of our wonderful holiday in my head! It was all that I had hoped for and MORE! We enjoyed all of the locations we visited – the beauty of the landscapes, the sight of wildlife, the rich culture & interesting history of Argentina & the outgoing, positive attitude of its people. Our guides were terrific – so friendly & knowledgeable & helpful & enthusiastic! We had no delays or difficulties & our accommodations were outstanding. Have I mentioned that it was a FABULOUS holiday??!!! My thanks to you for coordinating, booking, confirming and generally taking care of our requests in planning our adventure. "
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December 12, 2014
"Fabulous trip to Machu Picchu, Cusco and Lima. Trip of a lifetime with a sensational group of guides, drivers, and transfer staff! Loved the Sanctuary Lodge! A must! Thank you, Nella Huaringa, for planning this amazing journey! Thanks for making sure we didn't miss a thing on our itinerary even when we lost a travel day, due to a broken airplane that turned back midair, on our way to Lima. We appreciate your service above and beyond. "
December 12, 2014
"Wow! All my life, I have planned and organized our trips, requiring considerable research and contact time--not to mention, most significantly, all the stress involved at each destination to make sure all connections are made. This time, I put it in the hands of some extremely capable people--and sat back and relaxed. And relax I did! We were booked into full-service, quality accommodations at all times; our transport and tour guidance were all on an individual, private basis, except where public transportation was in order; and--most valuable to us--we were met and assisted through all travel/hotel connections. We truly felt pampered. At one point, in fact, we had a problem with an immigration paper that we had lost, and a Kensington representative personally accompanied us through the whole process of replacing it--even though we were officially "on our own" that day. That's what makes the difference--the responsibility and accountability toward clients. Kudos to Kensington and to our representative, Brandi Merchant. We are already planning more travel and see no reason to look any further than to an agency that has earned our trust. "
December 12, 2014
"We had a wonderful time on our trip. The accommodations were all great. The guides and drivers were all very pleasant and knowledgeable. We were very happy with our choice of destinations and with the way the trip was organized. It was a lot of flying in two weeks but well worth it. Erika was able to accommodate a short-notice addition (Nazca Lines) to our trip which we appreciated. Thank you Erika for your help. Great trip!!"
Christina Adams ,
April 21, 2014
"I know it's silly to give all 10's, obviously every trip has it's ups and downs, but if it hadn't been for our Kensington Tours planning, guides and drivers we would have been lost! It was wonderful to be out in a strange new environment yet know we had a safety net and a friendly face. The places we visited were awesome but I think we'll remember most the people that we met. Thank you and I'll send photos soon! Sincerely, Christina Adams"
Frank Manna ,
April 21, 2014
"Our guided transfers were exceptionally accommodating even though our flights were considerably delayed. The Annavillanas Jungle Lodge was spectacular for location, accommodations and food. The Rio Carnival experience was unique and unforgettable and our seats were wonderful. Loved the location of our hotel in Rio.......right on the street of Copacabana Beach.......fantastic. "
Vivian Jennings ,
April 21, 2014
"Very pleased with organization. Not having to worry about connections or arrangements is wonderful. Great selection with hotels, Coral 1 and Napo Wildlife. Kensington puts all the details together to ensure a wonderful trip. Highly recommend the Galapagos and Amazon. "
Daniel More ,
April 21, 2014
"All was great. Guides were knowledgeable, personable, friendly... that's what really made the trip."
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April 21, 2014
"Sofia, thank you for putting together a great trip. We certainly enjoyed ourselves very much. The planning and care was excellent. We hope we can do another trip with you all soon. Marlin Barad"
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