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A culinary journey through Argentina and Chile, savouring fine food and wine on private tours and cooking classes

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  • All accommodation including breakfast (some hotels may include more meals & activities)
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Treat your palette to a journey of gourmet delights on this stylish Argentinian and Chilean private tour.

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

Days 1-4

Buenos Aires

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Arrive in Buenos Aires

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in Buenos Aires

Accommodation in Buenos Aires

Three nights in Buenos Aires Three nights in Buenos Aires

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.

Full day Buenos Aires Tango and Gourmet Tour Full day Buenos Aires Tango and Gourmet Tour

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.

Private cultural tour of Buenos Aires Private cultural tour of Buenos Aires

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.

Alejandro Frango - Private dinner Alejandro Frango - Private dinner

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.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private Transfer to Buenos Aires Domestic Airport

Flight

Flight from Buenos Aires to Mendoza

Days 4-7

Mendoza

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to your hotel in the Mendoza area

Accommodation in Mendoza

Three nights in Mendoza Three nights in Mendoza

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.

Full Day Mendoza Wineries Tour - Central Valley Full Day Mendoza Wineries Tour - Central Valley

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.

Private Mendoza Cooking Class Private Mendoza Cooking Class

Today you will enjoy a cooking class in Mendoza. Discover some of the culinary tricks behind Argentina's delicious cuisine on this private tour.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer to Mendoza airport

Flight

Flight from Mendoza to Santiago

Days 7-8

Santiago

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer from Santiago airport to your hotel in the city

Accommodation in Santiago

Overnight in Santiago Overnight in Santiago

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.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer from Santiago to the Wine Region

Days 8-11

Wine Region

Accommodation in Wine Region

Three days exploring the Wine Region Three days exploring the Wine Region

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...

Half day Indomita and Casas del Bosque winery tour Half day Indomita and Casas del Bosque winery tour

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.

Hiking and Horse Riding through Chile's Wine Region Hiking and Horse Riding through Chile's Wine Region

Spend your day on a hike or horse ride through the stunning estates of the Chilean Wine Region which boasts unique and unrivalled countryside.

Flights & Transfers

Transfer

Private transfer from the Wine Region to Santiago airport

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