(Buenos Aires, Mendoza)
Arrive in Buenos Aires “The Paris of the Americas” and spend 3 days exploring this incredible city. Grab a hold of history and culture and embark on a panoramic city tour. Immerse yourself in the seductive Tango. Fly to Mendoza and enjoy an in depth tour of the land of sun and great wine with your own driver, and private guide. Mendoza lies west of Buenos Aires, near the border with Chile. Dominating the landscape are the Andes, climbing steeply into the sky on the western horizon. Snow covered all year, this cordillera reaches more than 6,100 meters (20,000 feet) in elevation and includes Mt. Aconcagua, the tallest peak in the western hemisphere. In addition to providing a spectacular backdrop to the local vineyards, these mountains govern the climate for the valleys below and provide abundant snowmelt water to the vineyards. While Mendoza remains a desert today, parts of the area were turned into an oasis 700 years ago by the ingenious diversion of mountain-fed rivers through irrigation canals. Today, as proof of the old French saying that great wines are grown near great rivers, most vineyards in Mendoza spread across the valleys and rise into the foothills never far from the region’s snowmelt streams. Prominent grape varieties include: malbec, merlot, cabernet sauvignon, syrah, pinot noir, bonarda, tempranillo, chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, chenin blanc and torrontés. These wines can be savoured during this in depth private tour of the Uco Valley and Luján de Cuyo wine region. Mendoza indulges the senses of Smell, Sight & Taste. From the aromas of the vineyards to breathtaking views of the Andes and succulent steak dinners paired with the best wines, this tour is sure to impress!
Enjoy a private airport (International) transfer in Buenos Aires with professional driver and English speaking Guide. Bottle of water included
Please Note: Effective 31OCT2012 for international flights arriving into Buenos Aires AEP, and effective 28DEC2012 for international flights arriving into Buenos Aires EZE, the process for paying the reciprocity fee must be done prior to arrival, online, at the following websites - www.migraciones.gov.ar or www.provinciapagos.com.ar
Subject to change without notice.
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.
This tour covers city highlights beginning in the Palermo area with its beautiful parks, the City Zoo, Botanic Gardens, Argentine Horse Track and the National Polo Fields. With a private vehicle and English speaking guide you will pass through the well-to-do Recoleta area and drive by the Colón Theatre, one city's famous opera houses and the cultural pride of the locals. Time for a morning break at the Café Tortoni, one of the most traditional cafés in Buenos Aires, where you will have an opportunity to try a traditional porteño snack of ham and cheese sandwiches or croissants and with coffee or a soft drink. Upon leaving Tortoni, you will walk to the Lima Station on subway line "A", the oldest subway line in the southern hemisphere which still operates some of its original wooden. Leaving the subway at Plaza de Mayo station, you will see the Casa Rosada (Government House), the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo (Buenos Aires' first city hall). The tour concludes with a drive through the colorful and fanciful La Boca ethnic quarter before dropping you off at your hotel.
There are so many things to see and do in the city of Buenos Aires that you will be spoiled for choice!
Consider taking a riverboat to Tigre which llies on the Paraná Delta, English-style rowing clubs, countless marinas, humble dwellings and elegant mansions from the “Belle Époque”, such as the Tigre Club,are to be seen, as well as small pensions and upscale lodges, restaurants, teahouses and simple picnic sites.
If the outdoors are your passion, head out to a nearby "Estancia" where you can enjoy a BBQ lunch or perhaps a traditional folklore show. Or spend the day in Uruguay visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Colonia del Sacramento.
If you are interested in art, tango, cooking or exploring the cafe culture of Buenos Aires, consider a themed private tour. Just ask your Sales Consultant for more details in figuring out the most suitable options for you.
"Rojo Tango” is an invitation to live and feel the tango intensely. It is an embracing and sophisticated show to experience the pleasure of the tango up to its most minimum details, its harmonic melodies, its rhythm and the feelings and colors coming to live in the dance. Witness a professional performance, offered to a reduced audience. Rojo Tango show takes care of every little detail so that you can experience the essence of Tango. Dancers wear unique costumes, a result of thorough research and an updated innovation in fabrics, embroideries and colors. The hairdos are visually important and match every detail of the costumes and dance. The special lighting enhances the dance's different nuances. Enjoy a fantastic dinner as you see the show.Return to your hotel afterwards.
Enjoy a private airport transfer in Buenos Aires with a professional driver and English speaking Guide.
Fly from Buenos Aires to Mendoza. Flight subject to changes based on availability. The flight duration is approximately 2 hour.
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.
Placed in one of the most convenient areas of Mendoza, facing the grand main square, the Park Hyatt stands regal and glistening under the golden Argentinean sun. The 186 rooms and suites are prepared for those with the most demanding of tastes, with lush bedding and high quality linen. Dining at the hotel restaurants is enjoyable and creative, with the chef spinning unthinkable fusions out of mouthwatering ingredients. Dine outdoors and sip on fresh air in between bites. There is a park across the street to take a stroll and perhaps get lost in the city. Otherwise, book a massage at the hotel spa or win a bit of spare change at the casino.
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.
Domestic flight from Mendoza to Buenos Aires. Flights are subject to changes based on availabiity. The flight duration is approximately 2 hour.
Please note obtaining a visa is your responsibility. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Argentina for the most up to date visa information.
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