Example Trip Itinerary
Flight from Buenos Aires to Mendoza
Private transfer to your hotel in the Mendoza area
Accommodation in Mendoza
- 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.
- Three restaurants
- Lounge and bar
- Wine bar and cellar
- Health club and spa
The Park Hyatt Mendoza is the most luxurious and fully equipped hotel in the wine region. The rooms are very comfortable and spacious with contemporary design. Beds are king size and the marble bathrooms are huge. The hotel has a beautiful heated pool in the centre and a first class spa facility. The hotel is also home to Bistro M, perhaps the best restaurant in the Mendoza region. Unlike the Mendoza wine lodges listed in our portfolio, the Park Hyatt is located in the city of Mendoza itself, and therefore lacks the rural tranquility that the others have. However, if it’s first class service and infrastructure that you are looking for instead of rustic charm and character, this is the place to be.
- 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.
- 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.
- Eleven rooms
- Outdoor Pool
- Wine Cellar
Club Tapiz is an excellent, finca style accommodation set in the heart of the wine region. Originally built in 1890 this wine estate has been converted into comfortable and well designed accommodation, whilst preserving many of the original features. There is a pleasant pool and patio area from which you can enjoy great views of the Andes on the horizon, whilst the rooms are all comfortable, spacious and well decorated. This is one of our favourite choices in the area and the hotel’s in house restaurant in one of the very best in the area.
Mendoza is the heart of Argentina's wine industry and for wine lovers. The climate here really lends itself to viniculture, with almost constant sunshine and water supplied by the run-off from the Andes which loom majestically on the horizon. As well as enjoying the good-life sampling the excellent wine in Mendoza, there is a plethora of possible activities such as rafting in the foothills of the Andes 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.
Private transfer to Mendoza airport
Flight from Mendoza to Bariloche
The Lake District
Private transfer to your hotel in the Bariloche Area
Accommodation in The Lake District
- 14 rooms across five houses
- Yurt tents
- Dining room
Estancia Puema Hue is a beautiful lodge nestled in the heart of Nahuel Huapa National Park – the country’s first and largest national park. This really is one of our absolute favorite properties in all of Argentina. The lodge is set within 500 acres of wilderness at the southern end of Lake Gutlerrez. The landscape is one of rolling hills, pristine forest, valleys, waterfalls and creeks. Estancia Peuma Hue means ‘house of dreams’ in local Mapuche language and we certainly think it’s a very special place. There are 14 rooms spread across five houses, all with views of the lake. Decor throughout the lodge is very traditional with wooden floors and beams, local textiles and warm colours. There are even fireplaces in the living rooms of each house. Poplar House is the main house of the estancia and as well as having rooms, it is also where meals are served. Food is a real treat here with many of the ingredients grown in their own kitchen garden and orchard. Alternatively, choose to stay in one of their luxury yurts. These canvas yurts are 16ft in diameter and are set on rasied decks. They feature king-sized beds and en-suite bathrooms, and are a wonderful way to really immerse yourself in the natural surroundings. There is so much to do during your stay at Estancia Puema Hue, from hiking, horse riding and kayaking to fishing, birdwatching and yoga. Children are very welcome here so this is a wonderful choice for active families.
- 205 rooms
- Five restaurants
- 18-hole golf course
- Indoor and outdoor swimming pool
Llao Llao is one of the most famous hotels in South America. Set on an outcrop of the Llao Llao peninsula, it enjoys a dramatic setting surrounded by the Cerro Lopez and Tronador mountain peaks and the Moreno and Nahuel Huapi lakes. The hotel is split into two wings, the Bustillo and the Lago Moreno, which are connected by a panoramic bridge. There are 205 rooms and suites set across the two wings, traditional in design with many offering beautiful views across the lake and mountains. There are five restaurants offering everything from local Patagonian dishes to international cuisine. The lobby bar is a beautiful space with lots of wood, leather upholstery and antler chandeliers while the Winter Garden is the perfect place to enjoy the Llao Llao Tea while looking out across the incredible landscape. The hotel is set within a 15-hectare park and there are plenty of activites to keep you busy, from cycling and hiking to kayking, fishing and horse riding. There is also an 18-hole golf course. If you fancy simply unwinding, then there is an indoor and outdoor pool, sauna, fitness room and spa treatments available.
- Restaurant, bar and wine cellar
- Fifteen rooms
- Full spa
- Wine Cellar
- Indoor/outdoor heated pool
- 15 rooms
Las Balsas is located on the shores of Lake Huapi, just outside the mountain village of Villa La Angostura, in the heart of Nahuel Huapi National Park. The hotel was built in 1988 and its iconic blue facade has become a feature of the landscape. Rooms are traditional and cosy and enjoy beautiful views across the lake. This is a Relais & Chateaux hotel, meaning that service is top notch and it is the perfect place to come for rest and relaxation. Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner in the restaurant along with a glass of wine from the hotel cellar which holds around 150 bottles of Argentinian wine. There is also a heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool as well as a Jacuzzi, sauna, small gym and massage room.
- 33 rooms
- Wine Bar and wine cellar
- Art collection of 275 paintings and sculptures
- Heated in/out pool
- Gym, hot tub and spa
- Sculpture garden
A more modern approach than many of the other lodge style offerings in Patagonia, El Casco is a luxury boutique hotel with contemporary style. The rooms and communal areas are decorated with 160 paintings and sculptures from an exclusive collection, each room themed around a different South American Artist. Set on the lake shore on the outskirts of Bariloche, the hotel is made up of around thirty rooms, many with stunning views of the lake. Facilities include indoor and outdoor heated pools, health club, outdoor jacuzzi, private pier and boat and an excellent restaurant. Service is impeccable, friendly and professional making this an ideal base from which to explore the region.
- Two restaurants
- Wine bar
- Living room
- Spa and hamam
- Indoor/outdoor heated pool
The Correntoso Lake & River Hotel is perched on an outcrop at the mouth of the crystalline Correntoso River, surrounded by the beauty of the Andes and Nahuel Huapi National Park. The hotel opened in 1917 and has been welcoming guests looking to experience the majestic landscape of Argentina’s Lake District ever since. Rooms are simple but very comfortable and feature huge windows from which to look out across the wilderness. Some of the larger suites have their own deck. Guests can enjoy a fusion of Patagonian and Mediterranean cuisine at the restaurant alongside a selection of fine wines. During the summer, the barbecue grill and mud oven are used to give the distict flavour associated with this region. The hotel also has a lovely pool (half of which remains indoors, the other half out), a hammam and the option to indulge in spa treatments and yoga.
The Argentine Lake District is a beautiful, picture-postcard region of snow capped peaks, forested slopes, crystalline lakes and rivers. A stop here adds a wonderfully tranquil dimension to any of our Argentina tours. This is the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors with all manner of outdoor activities possible including hiking, mountain biking, fishing, golf, horse riding, kayaking, mountaineering and rafting
This is a full day’s excursion with your private guide around Bariloche, and the various lake settlements and scenery that make up this stunning area.
You will be collected from your hotel at around 10am by your private guide and driven towards the Limay River. This involves a forty minute drive along paved roads from downtown Bariloche plus an hour on gravel roads which will take you to Villa Traful for your first stop. The journey is particularly scenic and allows you to take in the magnificent, panoramic views and changing landscapes among other natural beauties. Your English-speaking guide is there to fill you in on the natural history of the area plus answer any questions you may have. Another hour further down the road will take you to Villa La Angostura where you’ll have the choice of having lunch at one of the excellent local restaurants (not included) with a view of the lake, or just enjoy a quiet prepared picnic (included at request) at an isolated beach or lookout point. In the afternoon, you will return to your hotel via the lakeshore road that follows the contour of the Nahuel Huapi Lake, and once again offering some stunning panoramas along the way.
Please wear comfortable clothing and good walking shoes as there are some brief walks included in this excursion.
Private transfer to Bariloche Airport
Flight from Bariloche to Buenos Aires
Private transfer to your hotel in Buenos Aires (from domestic airport)
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.
- 165 rooms and suites
- Restaurants and bar
- Indoor Pool
- Art gallery
- Wine cellar
Located in the heart of the French heritage district of Recoleta in a restored belle epoque mansion, the Park Hyatt is a luxury hotel that offers the perfect base from which to explore this vibrant city. There are 165 elegant rooms and suites, featuring all the modern luxuries that one would expect from a hotel of this ilk as well as period flourishes and detail in keeping with the history of the building. Buenos Aires is a city known for its gastronomy and the offerings at the hotel do not disappoint. Enjoy Argentinian cuisine at Duhau Restaurante and Vinoteca – where there are 7,000 bottles of Argentinian wine to choose from, or Italian at Gioia Restaurante and Terrazas. Satisfy your sweet tooth with afternoon tea at Los Salones del Piano Nobile, then end the day at The Oak Bar with its wood burning fireplace and garden views. When you’re not out exploring the city, unwind at the Ahin Spa. Ahin in local dialect signifies a welcoming ceremony for an honoured visitor and guests visiting the spa are sure to appreciate the warm welcome. There is also a fitness centre and heated indoor swimming pool as well as a lovely garden in which to relax.
- 11 rooms
Set in the fashionable and leafy district of Palermo, Legado Mitico is a beautiful boutique hotel within easy reach of the city’s main attractions and restaurants. Located in a refurbished three-storey townhouse, the hotel draws on the rich historical culture of Argentina. There are 11 rooms each inspired by a famous figure such as tango dancer Carlos Gardel, writer Jorge Luis Borges, and Evita. A warm colour scheme runs throughout the rooms and wooden floors and period antique pieces give them lots of traditional charm. The cultural theme extends into the communal areas with a small library in the lounge where the more inquisitive guest can read all about the historic figures that inspire the decoration of the room. The library opens out onto a small patio where guests can relax with a drink.
- 140 rooms
- Indoor Pool
Located in the heart of the elegant Retiro neighbourhood, this Sofitel hotel features a perfect blend of modern and classical design. The elegant rooms are decorated in harmonious colours with Argentine leather furniture providing a feel of comfort and class. The hotel’s restaurant, Le Sud, is one of the best in the city featuring gourmet Mediterranean cuisine infused with local Argentine products. The cafe and library are very traditional with a style and elegance reminiscent of the early 20th century and the extravagance of Buenos Aires at that time. A fitness centre, heated pool, and exclusive boutique are available to guests as well as weekly wine tastings and other special events.
- 36 rooms
- Lounge and lobby bar
One of the only boutique hotels in Recoleta. Casa Sur is an excellent option for those wanting a smaller more personal hotel in Buenos Aires’ most elegant neighbourhood. The hotel is set on Callao, between Avenida Alvear and Quintana. There are 36 rooms each decorated in a classic, elegant style and have all the amenities one would expect in a quality hotel. Despite its smaller size in comparison with the larger luxury alternatives in the area, Casa Sur provides an attentive and full service with a well appointed spa and an excellent restaurant.
Buenos Aires is undoubtedly one of the world's greatest cities to visit 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 an abundance of classical architecture and tree lined boulevards reminiscent of its European counterparts.
Your guide will meet you at your hotel and bring you (with private vehicle) on a fascinating half-day private tour of the elegant turn-of-the-century districts that earned Buenos Aires the soubriquet of the Paris of South America. Including a trip to La Boca district in the South and then up to the charming cobbled alleys and colonial architecture of San Telmo. Along to the Plaza de Mayo, up the leafy Avenida de Mayo towards the imposing grandeur of the Palace of Congress and then on to the historically fascinating Recoleta Cemetery, you will discover the facts, stories and anecdotes that make up the colourful tapestry of the history of Buenos Aires.
Enjoy the best Tango Show in town, set in the exclusive environs of the Faena Hotel. The Rojo tango is the smallest and most stylish of tango salons. Your evening includes a three course dinner, wine, and transfers to and from the venue.
Private transfer to Buenos Aires International Airport