Luxury Argentina and Chile Gourmet Tour
A culinary journey through Argentina and Chile, savouring fine food and wine on private tours and cooking classes
Personalised journeys from start to finish
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Every detail taken care of
- All accommodation including breakfast (some hotels may include more meals & activities)
- All private ground transfers
- All internal flights
- All tours specified in the itinerary description
At a glance
Beginning in Buenos Aires, discover the culinary secrets of this city’s booming dining scene as you eat at top restaurants and with an expert chef during a private culinary exchange. Swapping the sensory capital for the Andean mountains, head to Mendoza to witness world-class Malbecs and Chardonnays being made first-hand. Here you’ll have numerous wineries to explore on your doorstep, while the mighty mountains provide a wonderfully scenic backdrop.
A short flight to Santiago then offers a look into the world of Chilean food and wine. After a night in the capital, indulge in a stay at the ultra luxurious Vina Vik Millahue. Spend your days here feasting on delicious meals, sampling an array of wines and hiking and horseriding through the estate’s vineyards and valleys.
Example Trip Itinerary
Arrive in Buenos Aires
Private transfer to your hotel in Buenos Aires
Accommodation in Buenos Aires
- 88 rooms and suites
- Two restaurants
- Library bar
- Fitness centre
- Outdoor pool
- Cabaret show
The Faena Buenos Aires is a striking design hotel in the waterside neighborhood of Puerto Madero, the brainchild of local empresario Alan Faena and designer Philippe Starck. The hotel is located in the restored El Porteño building, an enormous silo built in 1902 that produced grain for post-war Europe. The decor encapsulates the grandeur of the belle epoque that characterised Buenos Aires at the turn of last centrury. A red, black and white colour scheme runs through the hotel teamed with exposed brick walls and concrete pillars that hark back to its industrious past. Rooms and suites are filled with eye catching touches such as hand embroidered throws and filifree mirrors and feature huge windows which look out over Ecological Reserve, the parks, Río de la Plata and the quaysides of Puerto Madero. Eating and drinking at the Faena is a real treat. Enjoy fine dining at Bistro Sur where the menu is inspired by the finest seasonal Argentinian produce, or opt for something more casual at El Mercado which is inspired by the country’s famous cantinas and the open air markets of Europe. The Library Lounge is an intimate space filled with antique books and crysal chandeliers, while El Cabaret, inspired by the city’s 1920s tango clubs, is where you can catch the award-winning show, Rojo Tango. The hotel also features a spa, fitness centre and an outdoor pool.
- Two restaurants
- 2 restaurants
- Outdoor pool
Perhaps the best luxury hotel in Buenos Aires, the Four Seasons is really very suited to the luxury traveller. With beautifully decorated and well equipped rooms and communal areas, the sense of quality and refinement is pervasive throughout the hotel. They also have by far the best pool area in the city which has a strict guests only policy. Service, as you might expect, is absolutely first class making this the hotel of choice in Buenos Aires for many visiting dignitaries and celebrities.
- Two restaurants
- 2 restaurants
- Full Spa
- Indoor Pool
- Lobby bar and cafe
- Cigar bar
The Alvear Palace Hotel opened its doors in 1932 and has remained one of the city’s most iconic hotels ever since. Located in the exclusive Recoleta neighbourhood, everything about the Alvear is incredibly well thought through with lots of little touches that make it a really special place to stay. The hotel’s 192 rooms and suites are impeccable designed with a mix of Empire, Louis XV and Louis XVI styles. Sumptuous fabrics and elegant furnishing are complimented by decorative arts and paintings by Argentinian artists. The larger lounge suites offer butler service so you can make the most of your stay. Enjoy sophisticated French cuisine at La Bourgogne, and a decadent afternoon tea in L’Orangerie before sampling an expertly mixed cocktail at the lobby bar, which has long been a meeting place for well-known members of Buenos Aires society. Enjoying a tipple at the rooftop bar is also not to be missed, with its spectacular views over Alvear Avenue. When you’re not out exploring all that the Argentinean capital has to offer, relax and unwind in the spa, wellness area, fitness centre and rooftop pool with adjoining pool bar.
Like its sister hotel in Buenos Aires, Legado Mitico Salta is a boutique hotel with style, service and culture. Each of the amply sized rooms is themed on a different Argentinean historical figure. Decoration is a tasteful blend of dark woods, paintings, antique feature pieces and the modern comforts one expects in a luxury boutique hotel. Service is prompt and friendly and the hotel boasts very pleasant communal areas including a solarium, breakfast bar, patio and a well-stocked library.
Buenos Aires is undoubtedly one of the world’s greatest cities and an important destination on many of our Argentina tours. Centre of the world’s fifth largest economy at the turn of the 20th century, the city features an abundance of classical architecture and tree-lined boulevards reminiscent of its European counterparts.
This fascinating full day tour begins at 10am when one of Argentina's finest tango experts will meet you for coffee to give you an introduction to the dance and its significance in local culture. You will then do a spot of shoe shopping at Comme Il Faut in Recoleta, before discovering the gastronomical side of Argentina with an overview of Buenos Aires' culinary history. During this introduction you will learn about the city's culinary heritage, its influences and development into a new food movement: 'La Nueva Cocina Argentina'. Then, enjoy a tasty lunch with your culinary expert at Il Matarello, a traditional Buenos Aires Parilla, in the vibrant La Boca district. Following lunch you will have the chance to experience how Argentina's new food movement is designed and prepared with Dante Liporace, the head chef at Tarquino, as he shows you his new cooking techniques during a demonstration of his signature dish in his kitchen. Then, step back into a dancer's mind as you take a private tango lesson with a professional and then explore the wonderful wines of the wine region with expert sommelier Ramiro Rodriguez. As you enjoy tastes from Salta to Southern Patagonia, Rodriguez will advise you on the best bottles available. Dinner will be served with a delicious tasting menu at a top city restaurant. Choose from Tarquino, El Banqueaneo or Arambu, all of which boast amazing dishes from the exciting Argentine food revolution. End this fantastic day at a Milonga, a local late-night dance hall, where you can enjoy amazing live bands and dancers and drift away with the rhythm late into the night.
Buenos Aires today offers both visitors and locals a broad choice of opportunities to enjoy its artistic and cultural heritage. Its fifty seven museums house permanent and visiting collections of classical and contemporary art, not to mention its many cultural and educational institutions to see.
With your private, expert guide you will begin your cultural tour with a visit to the Colon Theatre (Teatro Colon) before leading you through the historic Recoleta Cemetery, then the National Museum of Decorative Arts, followed by the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires (MALBA).
Your tour will then conclude at the Fernández Blanco Museum of Spanish American Art, afterwards your guide will deliver you back to your hotel.
One of the best ways to learn of a country, city or region is by tasting and learning about its food. This evening, enjoy dinner in a very special venue and learn about the rich Argentine traditions of the food and wine and, through this informal approach, about the history of the development of Buenos Aires and rest of the country.
The venue is located in San Isidro, a small restaurant set up in a private house and conducted by a prestigious Argentine chef. Your host, Alejandro Frango, is passionate professor of Literature and Philosophy in Buenos Aires, an extremely well travelled individual who has been studying the food and wine of Argentina for a decade.
Private Transfer to Buenos Aires Domestic Airport
Flight from Buenos Aires to Mendoza
Private transfer to your hotel in the Mendoza area
Accommodation in Mendoza
- 22 villas (one or two bedrooms available)
- Francis Mallmann Restaurant Siete Fuegos
- Bar & Cava
- Infinity Pool
- Hot Tub
- Fitness Centre
A chic and highly anticipated addition to Mendoza’s collection of boutique properties, the assuredly stylish Vines Resort and Spa packs a lot of substance in with its cool elegance. A contemporary, low-lying structure, the hotel seems to have been built so as not to disturb the uniform horizon of the Uco Valley’s perfectly combed vineyards. The smart collection of twenty-two villas echo this style and with their exposed interior stone facades, wall-to-ceiling windows, earthy tones and simple elegance combine for an aura of modernistic calm. There are one or two bedroom sizes available, and each comes with its own modern kitchen, sitting areas and private patio. And there’s more. The hotel has additionally modeled itself on being a culinary resort as well, managing to secure a restaurant designed by the internationally renowned chef, Francis Mallmann. There is a Winery on the estate for tastings, wine making tours and activities, not to mention a full spa for expert pampering. Try some horse riding in the morning through the vineyards and high blue skies, followed by breakfast and a swim in the infinity pool that drops off into the combed lines of twisted vines beyond. In the afternoon, maybe some wine tasting with lunch and a spoiling treatment at the spa.
- Fifteen rooms
- 15 rooms
- Hammam § Spa
- Cigar Lounge
- Swimming Pool
- Wine Cellar
Certainly standing out from most other Mendoza hotels, EntreCielos is very much on the contemporary cusp and bravely looks ahead to luxury wine lodges of the future. In-keeping with the minimal modernist design, the exterior is non-descript and inside takes the mould of a concrete bunker. However, don’t let this discourage you because the décor of soft, sparkling floor and ceiling lights as well as the rich textures and inviting soft furnishings gives it a stylish and luxurious warmth. A total renovation of the property was completed in May 2011 and the rough bare walls interrupted with sheer glass playing out the beyond scenery of vines, mountains and skies makes for a pleasant journey of contrast when walking the maze-like hallways. There is a large spa modelled on the traditional Hammam, where you can get a massage, facial, sit back in steam rooms, or plunge yourself between hot and cold pools. Five categories of rooms are grouped and styled to the different ages of wine, and all have private terraces, iPod docks, air con and free WiFi. The ‘Young’ or superior rooms exude a fun vibe and are good for families. ‘Classic’ or superior deluxe rooms are slightly bigger, come with a four-poster bed or twin and have bright, vibrant bathrooms with a freestanding bath tub. Next up is the ‘Reserva’ or junior suites with similar amenities to the Classic yet is 50m² and at 85 m² is the ‘Gran Reserva’ or Duplex suite (of which there are 4), which enjoys two levels and unique views of the Andes, vineyards and surrounding gardens. At the top is ‘Grand Cru’ or super king with 95 m² to roam about in, a private terrace with Jacuzzi, rainforest shower and coffee machine. Currently uncompleted but soon to pip the Grand Cru is the exclusively private vineyard loft. With a good range of activities and a helpful team of staff, the food served in the in-house restaurant is very good and well matched with the wine from their cavernous cellar.
- 14 rooms with private pools
- 35 acre vineyard
- Wine cellar featuring 250 wines from the Mendoza region
- Spa with wine therapy treatments
Cavas Wine Lodge is one of the most luxurious and romantic accommodations from which to explore the Argentinean wine region. Each of the rooms has its own private plunge pool and impressive views out across the vineyards to the Andes. The hotel also has an excellent spa facility and is one of the most luxurious and romantic accommodations from which to explore the Argentinean wine region. The Cavas restaurant offers a superb seasonal menu using organic products. There is also a spacious underground cellar showcasing 250 carefully selected wines from the Mendoza region. Guests can enjoy wine tasting with the resident sommelier upon request. Both bed and breakfast and full board options are available here.
- Boutique winery and vineyard
- Outdoor Pool
- Wine Cellar
- Eleven rooms
This is a perfect example of traditional Mendoza. Finca Adalgisa is a longtime family-owned bodega which has been expertly converted into a hotel. There are just eleven rooms, all very comfortable and decorated with period pieces. The hotel also has a pleasant garden and outdoor pool area. The Malbecs produced by this small bodega are excellent, and the hotel has a lovely wine cellar. The small scale, the history and the beauty of the surroundings make this a particularly charming and authentic place from which to enjoy the wine region.
Mendoza is the heart of Argentina’s wine industry and one of the country’s most picturesque regions. Vineyards sweep across the landscape, the ordered rows draped in front of the craggy snow-capped peaks of the majestic Andes mountains.
As well as enjoying the good life sampling the excellent wine in Mendoza, there is a plethora of activities from rafting in the foothills and exploring the land by bike or on horseback, to enjoying the many world-class restaurants, which we can recommend for you.
Our expert local guide will collect you from your hotel and bring you for an enjoyable sample of the different wineries in the Mendoza area.
The Central Valley or Primera Zona (the closest to the city of Mendoza) includes the counties of Luján de Cuyo, Maipú, Guaymallén and Godoy Cruz. This is the home of Malbec and where some of the most prestigious Argentine wineries are located. Originally from Bordeaux, France, this variety found the ideal place to prosper in Mendoza given the agro-climatic conditions of the area.
It's a private tour and can be entirely specialised to your requirements, just let your travel designer know if you have any special requests. During the tour we'll visit three different wineries, we suggest a mix of smaller, boutique establishments and the larger operations, to give you a chance to see the contrasts and differences. During the visit you'll always be accompanied by your private guide, though during the visits and tastings themselves you'll also be with the wineries' own guide (and there may be other guests). We can arrange for visits to be entirely private if you prefer.
Finally, in the afternoon, we stop at one of the top Bodega restaurants (such as La Tupina or Ruca Malen) for a chance to really enjoy the wine as it is meant to be; with great food. You have a gourmet tasting lunch paired with wines from the Bodega.
Today you will enjoy a cooking class in Mendoza. Discover some of the culinary tricks behind Argentina's delicious cuisine on this private tour.
Private transfer to Mendoza airport
Flight from Mendoza to Santiago
Private transfer from Santiago airport to your hotel in the city
Accommodation in Santiago
- 28 Rooms
- Courtyard garden
A charming boutique hotel set in the heart of the relaxed Providencia district of the city. The hotel has an elegant, French style to the decoration of the rooms and communal areas combined with modern comforts. Service is personal and attentive making this a relaxing and enjoyable place to stay and explore the city from.
- 62 rooms
- Restaurant & Sky Bar
- Rooftop swimming pool
- Spa, Jacuzzi, sauna & steam room
The Singular Santiago is a luxury hotel in the Lastarria neighbourhood of Santiago. A sister hotel to The Singular Patagonia, The Singular Santiago is located in one of the artiest areas of the Chilean capital, Lastarria: the Museum of Fine Art, the Museum of Visual Arts, and the Gabriel Mistral Center are all within walking distance of the hotel. It’s not just the location that’s appealing: the rooftop pool provides a scenic setting in which to both cool down after a day exploring Santiago and take in the view; the spa offers post- or pre-long-haul flight massages; and the Singular Restaurant serves French dishes alongside local specialties, such as Guanaco and Penca, to keep the flavour decidedly Latin. The ninth-floor Sky Bar is the perfect place to polish off a day in Lastarria. There are 62 rooms: the Patio Rooms and the Classic Rooms overlook the Plaza Mulato Gil, and the Deluxe Balcony Rooms have views across the Parque Forestal. All rooms at The Singular benefit from stylish decor and all the mod-cons you could wish for, including wireless internet, LCD TVs, large and comfortable beds, and well-equipped, spacious marble bathrooms.
- 14 rooms
- Deli lounge bar and restaurant
- Swimming pool with solarium
- Small gym
- Beauty salon and walled garden
- Business centre and wi-fi
Folded into the bohemian heart of one of Santiago’s prettiest neighbourhoods, the Casa Bueras Boutique Hotel (formerly known as the Lastarria Boutique Hotel), really reflects its stylish environs and is a superb little place to stay or stopover in the capital. Housed in a restored mansion dating back to 1927, the 14 spacious bedrooms reflect a more contemporary era for more modern tastes and demands. Divided into four separate categories, each is beautifully decorated and well equipped, while some feature terraces and two interconnecting rooms for families. A lovely garden terrace and outdoor swimming pool give a sanctuary sort of feel away from the bustle of the city, but the immediate district is such a pleasant one, filled with galleries, antique stores, restaurants and shops, that you might be tempted to do some local exploration (being so well placed for it).
Enjoy a night in Santiago, you'll have our list of recommended restaurants and attractions to make sure you make the most of your time here.
Private transfer from Santiago to the Wine Region
Accommodation in Wine Region
- 22 suites
- 4 rooms
- Wine shop
- Restaurant/ Lodge Chef
- Heli Port
- Disabled Access
The extraordinary sophistication and contemporary chic of the Vik Chile is quite simply unparalleled in Chile’s wine region. Fresh from an extensive refurbishment, this 22-room avant garde luxury boutique hotel is set within the 4,400-hectare Millahue Valley and Vik vineyard, just two hours south of Santiago in the Colchagua Valley area. Each suite is individually themed and decorated, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows which allow guests to take in the majestic views of the region. A newer addition to the hotel, guests can now choose to stay in one of the separate Puro Vik glass pods, providing an incredible vantage point for overlooking the valley. The lodge is decorated in keeping with the vineyard’s holistic and ecological principles and it’s almost as if the exterior’s inconspicuous minimalism was intended to touch the hillside on which it perches. This spectacular sense of floating is further emphasised by seamless glass windows-for-walls in the rooms. Yet the insightful use of dark heavy woods, rough natural materials, functional furniture and a minimal elegance also makes the lodge feel contrastingly very solid, grounded and stylishly real. The lodge enjoys uninterrupted views of the vineyards and lake and there is a cosy sitting area with a fireplace, patios with sofas, and a well-equipped and elegant dining room where excellent traditional Chilean cuisine is served. Plenty of activities and expeditions can be arranged to suit guests according to their time and preferences, especially with immediate if not exclusive access to the vineyard and winery.
South of Santiago lies Chile's rich central valleys and numerous vineyards. Staying at the stunning Vik Millahue, you have an array of daily activities and excursions to choose from. To give you an idea; there's horse riding, wine tastings, vineyard tours, fine dining, hiking and much more...
The Casablanca valley is a relative young wine area where innovative winemakers only started planting vines in the mid-1980s. Due to the warm temperatures during the day and the cool coastal temperatures at night, this valley produces magnificent Merlot, Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir as well as Riesling, Viognier, Pinot Gris and Gewurtztraminer.
This half day excursion begins at the beautifully set Indomita vineyard, famed for its Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir in particular, for an informative tour and tasting before moving on to the boutique Casas del Bosque vineyard for another tour and tasting session.
Spend your day on a hike or horse ride through the stunning estates of the Chilean Wine Region which boasts unique and unrivalled countryside.
Private transfer from the Wine Region to Santiago airport
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