Under the Skin of Argentina
From the city to the mountains, and from the coast to the pampas plains: uncover the essence of Argentina
Personalised journeys from start to finish
Save an acre of rainforest each time you travel
Every detail taken care of
- Completely private tour of Buenos Aires
- Private tour options in Bahia Bustamante, El Calafate and the Pampas
- Luxury accommodation throughout
- Meet and greet airport service
- Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip
At a glance
You’ll love this trip’s specially crafted private tours for a true cultural exchange with local life, handpicked estancias and hotels for intimate interactions with their owners and regional traditions. Not to mention a unique set of destinations that embrace rural, coastal and urban life in Argentina with a luxury twist at the beginning and at the end.
Start off exploring the sizzling, romantic city of Buenos Aires, delving into the lively local markets, fine cuisine and exuberant night life. Next stop is a working coastal estancia on the wildlife-rich shores of Bahia Bustamante, before the humbling scenery of the glacier region and real Patagonia ranch life. Finish with a relaxing stay in the sultry setting of the Pampas to enjoy life with the Gauchos and evening asado before returning home.
This tour is great for those that want to take a shorter trip to explore Argentina and learn of its fascinating history, culture and breathtaking scenery.
Example Trip Itinerary
Private transfer to your hotel in Buenos Aires (from international airport)
Accommodation in Buenos Aires
- 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.
- 11 rooms
- Rooftop terrace
- Wellness centre
Hub Porteño is a historic property set on a quiet street in the heart of Recoleta, and feels more like a home than a hotel. There are just 11 rooms, bright and spacious and filled with antique furniture and more recent pieces from local artisans. The hotel’s rooftop terrace is a beautiful spot with outdoor seating nestled among the lush greenery – a real city centre oasis. Here you can relax with a drink from the bar and a bite to eat or simply sit back with the morning paper. La Pecora Nera Grill specialises in new Argentinian cuisine while the cosy living room is the place to enjoy drinks and snacks. There is also a wellness centre with a sauna, gym and treatment room.
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.
The Colon Theatre is itself a living museum, displaying the costumes and memorabilia of performances past, to hosting the world’s top orchestras, ballets, and opera companies of the present. Your guide will bring alive the architecture, cultural resonance and history of this opera house.
It might seem strange to visit a cemetery, but Recoleta doesn't fail to impress. Many mausoleums and tombs are the work of famous artists, seventy graves have been declared national monuments, but perhaps the most famous for our visitors will be the tomb of Evita Perón.
This museum houses a fantastic exhibit of over 4000 objects, from Roman sculptures, European miniatures and portraits to contemporary hand-crafted silverwork. What's more the building's neoclassical architecture and landscape gardens are a delight too.
The MALBA displays an exceptional permanent collection of the Argentine entrepreneur Eduardo Constantini of over two hundred works by 20th-century modern and contemporary Latin American artists including Fernando Botero, Pedro Figari, Antonio Segui, Antonio Berni, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. The Constantini collection is considered to be one of the most important and paradigmatic assemblies of modern art in the region.
A descendant of an aristocratic Spanish family, Isaac Fernández Blanco's fortune allowed him to acquire a superb collection of colonial art treasures: gathering silverwork, paintings, furniture, books and documentation of his era. He presented it at his house in the centre of town which he opened to the public in 1922. There is also an impressive collection of European art, tapestries and ceramics built up by the Noel family and a beautiful silver and art collection donated by Celina González Garaño. The Ibero-American collection is today considered to be one of the most representative and comprehensive in Latin America; its selection of colonial silverwork boasts an astonishing selection of pieces from Perú and the area of the River Plate.
Spend the evening at one of the city's traditional Milonga dance halls (Tango dancing club), where there will be instructors to help you master the moves before joining other couples on the dancefloor to show these off and perhaps dance with a local or two.
Private Transfer to Buenos Aires Domestic Airport
Flight from Buenos Aires to Comodoro Rivadavia airport
Private transfer from Comodoro Rivadavia airport to Bahia Bustamante
Feeling like you've gone off the edges of the map, check into the rustic seaside ranch of Estancia Bahia Bustamante.
Enjoy feeling well off the beaten track on this remote stretch of Patagonian coastline, busy only with its bustling marine life of whales, dolphins, steamer ducks, flamingos and much more. Explore it from the saddle, boat safaris, by mountain bike or by foot.
Private transfer from Bahia Bustamante to Trelew airport
Flight from Trelew to El Calafate
Private transfer to your hotel in the Calafate area
Accommodation in Calafate
- 17 suites
- Living room
- Bar and restaurant
- Indoor swimming pool
Eolo sits on a 10,000-acre estancia in the Patagonian steppe between the town of El Calafate and the majestic Perioto Merino glacier. Surrounded by lakes, vast plains and the imposing peaks of the Andes, this is nature at its very best. The hotel has been built to ensure that wherever you are, you can take in these incredible views. Eolo is centred around a courtyard garden, a nifty bit of architecture that means guests can enjoy the great outdoors whilst being protected from the wild Patagonian winds. There are 17 beautiful rooms characterised by pastel colours and simple lines. Nothing is overly complicated here, simplicity is key when your surroundings are so dramatic. There are no televisions in the rooms, instead guests are encouraged to curl up on one of the sofas that are placed in front of the large picture windows. Eolo was inspired by the historic estancias of the area and you’ll find antiques, maps, telescopes and lots of other traditional touches. The food at Eolo is a real highlight. Excellent local, seasonal produce is used to create a dynamic and exciting menu. The views that await from your dining table make the experience even sweeter. This is an area begging to be explored, and there are plenty of activites on offer. Hiking, horseriding, birdwatching and mountain biking are some of the experiences to keep you busy. At the hotel itself there is an area for relaxation with a small heated pool, dry sauna and massage room. All meals and non-alcoholic drinks are included during your stay at Eolo.
- 70 rooms
- Two dining areas and a bar
- Indoor-outdoor swimming pool
- Spa and gym
On a steep bank overlooking Lago Argentino a little way outside of El Calafate, Xelena Hotel & Suites enjoys a quiet, majestic location. It is the perfect base from which to explore Argentina’s breathtaking Patagonia area. Comfort and warmth defines the hotel’s personality, and the team pride themselves on the attentive and personalised service offered to guests. Many of the 70 rooms have lake views, and all are extremely spacious with contemporary features. There’s also a large heated indoor-outdoor swimming pool and spa – a real highlight of the hotel – two large dining areas and a bar.
It's up to you how you want to spend your time in Argentina's Glacier Region, and we can organise several private or shared tours according to your interests and time should you like to.
Private transfer to Calafate Airport
Flight from Calafate to Buenos Aires
Private transfer from Buenos Aires to the Pampas
One of our favorite estancias in Argentina: Candelaria del Monte is a traditional country mansion and ranch just outside Buenos Aires and is one of the country’s most established and famous, owned by the same family for generations.
Choose from our selection of estancias for an authentic and luxury ranch-style stay in the sleepy Pampas plains. Ride out with gauchos, enjoy an afternoon asado (BBQ), fishing or polo lessons.
Private transfer from the Pampas to Buenos Aires
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Each time you travel with us, you preserve an acre of precious rainforest through our partnerships.
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