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Best of Buenos Aires, Mendoza and the Lake District

Duration: 9 days - 8 nights
  DAY 1

Buenos Aires – Arrival Day

Upon arrival at Ezeiza International Airport in Buenos Aires, your English-speaking guide will meet you and you will be transferred to your Hotel. After check-in, you will embark on a Introductory sightseeing tour of Buenos Aires that will give you a thorough view of the highlights and major attractions in town.

  DAY 2

Buenos Aires

Enjoy an overall introductory morning City Tour with our professional guide to visit a wide array of Buenos Aires neighborhoods. You will see Plaza de Mayo, San Telmo, La Boca (Caminito), Puerto Madero, Palermo (the parks, Small Palermo and Palermo Soho) and the Recoleta Cemetery.

In the afternoon, take a private backstage tour of the Colon Opera House.

You are free to amend the tour anyway you wish and our tour guides will contact you a few days prior to discuss your tour with you.

In the evening, experience Tango at a traditional Tango Show in the heart of San Telmo.

  DAY 3


After breakfast, transfer from your Buenos Aires hotel to the domestic airport for your flight to Mendoza. Upon arrival in Mendoza, you will be transferred to the Park Hyatt Hotel.

You will be picked up from your hotel to visit four premium wineries within Lujan de Cuyo region, situated in the very heart of the famous Malbec country. Many of Argentina’s most prestigious wineries are located in this area. It is thirty minutes away by car from the city center.

In the evening, enjoy a delicious dinner at 1884 Restaurant. Francis Mallman, a renowned Chef in Argentina, is the owner of this unique restaurant that is located on a corner of the Escorihuela Gascón Winery, in the Godoy Cruz neighborhood just outside the center of Mendoza.

  DAY 4


Early in the morning you will meet the enologist who will accompany you throughout this private premium tour. You will depart to Mendoza’s agricultural oasis and visit two prestigious wineries. You will visit their facilities and be able to participate in a guided wine tasting, during which you will begin to familiarize yourselves with the local wines and its elaboration process.

At noon you will have lunch in a recognized winery Carlos Pulenta (La Burgogne Restaurant), where you will enjoy an unforgettable gastronomic experience. In the afternoon you will be able to visit other wineries and enjoy a wine tasting session.

As the sun sets behind The Andes mountains, you will return to the hotel.

  DAY 5

Mendoza – Bariloche

After Breakfast, your guide will meet you at the lobby of the Park Hyatt Hotel. He will take you to Mendoza Airport to take your flight to Bariloche. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the Llao Llao Hotel.

Half Day Bike Tour

In the afternoon, you will cycle on the most famous scenic ring road in Bariloche “Circuito Chico”, with amazing views around every turn and the sound of the whispering forest along the road. Our support vehicle carries our extra clothing as well as water and snacks; you can also jump in the vehicle if we need to rest your legs.

You will pass the stunning and picturesque panoramic view point of Colonia Suiza (Swiss Colony) and continue on your road to finish at the junction with the main road. From this point we load our bikes and you will be transferred back to your hotel.

  DAY 6

After breakfast, embark on a full day tour to visit the charming towns of Villa la Angostura and San Martin de los Andes.

This tour includes a rich variety of landscapes; travelling along a wooden road, you will come across lookout points, rivers and skirt several lakes, including Nahuel Huapi, Correntoso, Espejo, Escondido, Villarino, Falkner and Machónico. After visiting the lake area and La Angostura Village, you will continue to Hosteria Las Balsas ( Relais & Chateau ) for “a la carte” lunch.

Going around Lacar lake, you will arrive at the charming town of San Martin de los Andes, where you will explore the town before leisurely making your way back to Bariloche.

  DAY 7

After breakfast, your experienced Mountain guide will meet you at your hotel and you will head to the trailhead of your climb for the day. The path climbs steadily up the mountain through the forest that provides, even in the warmest summer days, perfect temperature for walking.

Along the way, you will pass some glades in the forest that provide stunning views to the spires of Cerro Lopez, providing some spectacular photo stops.

After four hours you will arrive at the summit (1600 meters above sea level) for a well deserved lunch, from this point you have an excellent 360º view and the chance of seeing the Andean Condor in flight.

You start your descent by the same trail that will take you, after approximately 2 hours, back to our vehicle at the trailhead.

Other options for this day:
Kayak Trip: In the morning, depending on weather and wind conditions we transfer to either Lake Moreno or Lake Gutierrez for a kayak trip. From the lakes you will have amazing views of the mountains while gliding the crystal clear waters. The actual paddling takes approximately one and a half hours. After relaxing on the beach on return, we transfer you back to your hotel around noon.

The rest of the day is free.

  DAY 8
Bariloche – Buenos Aires

The morning is at leisure to enjoy the facilities in and around the lodge.

Private transfer to the local airport in Bailoche to take your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, you will be transferred to your hotel.

  DAY 9
Buenos Aires

Our Personal Shopper will lead a 3 hour tour and show you the best showrooms, local designers, leather factories, and other important boutiques where porteños shop in BA. This tour ends at Malba Museum ( Latin American Art in BA ) where you will have an energetic lunch and continue the afternoon on your own.

Private transfer to the International Airport to board your departure flight.


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