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from USD $8,790 / 15 days


Day 1: Buenos Aires Arrival – Half-Day Private City Tour
Day 2: Buenos Aires – Mendoza
Day 3: Mendoza – Luján de Cuyo Full Day Wine Tour
Day 4: Mendoza – Uco Valley Full Day Wine Tour
Day 5: Mendoza – Cooking Class at Sustainable Winery
Day 6: El Mendoza – Flight to Salta – Quebrada de las Conchas – Cafayate
Day 7: Cafayate – Quilmes Ruins & Tolombón Wine Exploration
Day 8: Cafayate – Cafayate Full Day with Lunch & Tasting
Day 9: Cafayate – Quebrada de las Flechas & Molinos – Colomé
Day 10: Colomé – Seclantas town – Artisan Road – Cachi
Day 11: Cachi – Local Winery Visit & Hiking at Las Pailas Archaeological Site.
Day 12: Cachi – Cuesta del Obispo – Salta
Day 13: Salta – City Tour & MAAM Museum – Buenos Aires
Day 14: Buenos Aires – Countryside Day at Traditional Estancia
Day 15: El Buenos Aires – Departure


Discover the culinary secrets and best wines of the Argentinian Andes. Explore Mendoza’s and the Calchaqui Valley’s great renowned wine regions on an immersive journey through the country’s rich viticultural heritage, vibrant culture, and delectable culinary delights.

The adventure begins in the city of Mendoza, where sprawling vineyards and snow-capped peaks create a unique atmosphere. Indulge your palate with exquisite wines, guided by the expertise of local vintners. Furthermore, immerse yourself in the unique blend of European and Argentine influences that shape Mendoza’s culture and take in the beauty of its tree-lined streets and charming plazas.

The exploration continues in the captivating landscapes of The Calchaqui Valleys, starting with Cafayate, a hidden gem and heart of boutique wineries celebrated for their high-altitude wines. Finally, Cachi, a quaint village with cobblestone streets and adobe houses, invites you to delve into Northern Argentina traditional way of life. Experience the warmth of local hospitality and savor authentic Andean cuisine, showcasing flavors endured for generations.

The journey concludes in Buenos Aires. Let the city’s magnetic allure add a vibrant finale to your exploration, seamlessly blending with the flavors and landscapes of the Argentinian Andes.

Itinerary Details

Embark on your journey as you land in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires. Upon your arrival at the international airport, our driver will be there to greet you and take you to Palo Santo Hotel in the vibrant heart of Palermo Hollywood. This neighborhood stands as one of Buenos Aires’ most sought-after districts, acclaimed for its role as a gastronomic epicenter and the perfect spot for food enthusiasts. Here, you’ll encounter an array of choices, ranging from upscale dining establishments and bars to laid-back cafes, wine bars, and breweries. The area earned its distinctive name owing to the historic presence of production companies and television channels dating back to the early nineteenth century.

After settling into the hotel and completing the check-in process, join our local guide to explore Buenos Aires’s realms. Traverse through historically affluent districts of the city and the verdant green parks of the city. You’ll traverse various neighborhoods, uncover the tales of local figures, and glide past iconic sites that have shaped Argentina’s history. Unveil lesser-known aspects of Argentine tradition, immersing in the captivating mosaic of local culture, providing a profound insight into the vibrant heritage that characterizes this enchanting destination.

Finally, conclude your day by relaxing at the hotel or venturing out to discover some charming Argentinean restaurants nearby. Be sure to consult our guide for recommendations!

Before commencing the tour, please don’t hesitate to share your individual preferences with our knowledgeable local guide. This enables us to customize the itinerary according to your specific likes and interests. Additionally, while a car or van will be available for longer distances, you are encouraged to leisurely explore the neighborhoods on foot, establishing your own rhythm and connection with the surroundings. It’s important to note that our tours are meticulously crafted to provide meaningful insights and enrich your understanding and enjoyment of Buenos Aires.

Meals: (no meals)
Type of Service: Private guide and transfers


Palo Santo Hotel

Today you’ll embark on a captivating wine and culinary journey as you bid farewell to the lively ambiance of Buenos Aires and board a flight to Mendoza, nestled at the foothills of the Andes. At the scheduled time, our dedicated driver will be there to facilitate your transfer to the domestic airport for your westward journey to this wine-centric city.

Mendoza is renowned for its exquisite wines, breathtaking landscapes, and a unique blend of urban sophistication and natural beauty. Prepare to be immersed in a world where the art of winemaking meets the rugged beauty of the Andean landscape, creating an atmosphere of unparalleled serenity and refinement.

Upon arrival in Mendoza, you’ll be transported to the captivating region of Lujan de Cuyo. This wine region is located closer to the city of Mendoza and is part of the greater Mendoza wine-producing area. It’s one of the oldest and most traditional wine regions in the province. In Lujan de Cuyo, you’ll have the opportunity to indulge in wine tastings at notable wineries, gaining insights into the winemaking process and savoring the distinct flavors of the region.

Take the afternoon to settle into your accommodation and let the local atmosphere of this Andean city captivate you.

*Additional: Enhance your experience by including a delicious Asado evening. Immerse yourself in the rich culinary traditions of Argentina as you partake in a specially curated Asado, a quintessential Argentine barbecue.


Meals: Breakfast
Type of Service: Private transfers


Finca Adalgisa Hotel

On your first full day in Mendoza, you’ll be guided to a boutique and family winery located in the heart of Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo, which initiated its winemaking journey with the first harvest in 2009. After dedicating several years to grape production and supplying nearby wineries, they decided to complete the vine cycle by crafting high-end wines, you’ll have the pleasure of indulging in a tasting of limited-edition offerings, all against the backdrop of an awe-inspiring mountainous landscape.

Following this, your journey continues with a visit to a winery owned by an esteemed winemaker. Alongside exploring the winery and savoring its exceptional wines, you’ll have the opportunity to delve into the vineyard—a focal point that holds significance both from a tourism and philosophical perspective.

Continuing your journey, you’ll explore a family winery founded by two individuals who, rooted in Mendoza’s rich wine culture, share a history of growing up amid sensory delights. Born from their childhood connection to aromas and flavors, they embarked on a winemaking path in 2002, becoming pioneers for a new generation of Argentine winemakers.

Following your enriching day of exploration and culinary delights, our guide will accompany you back to the hotel, inviting you to rest and rejuvenate.


Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Type of Service: Private guide and transfers


Finca Adalgisa Hotel

Today, prepare yourself to immerse in the wine haven of the Uco Valley, situated further south of Luján de Cuyo. This Valley is the more recently developed wine region. It’s characterized by higher altitudes and a cooler climate, influencing the unique style and characteristics of its wines.  The Uco Valley is renowned for hosting a remarkable collection of top-tier wineries, each recognized for its adeptness in producing exceptional wines amidst higher altitudes.

To commence your day, you’ll depart from the hotel on a journey to the enchanting Uco Valley. Your initial stop introduces you to a winery celebrated for its captivating wines, primarily crafted from Malbec and Garnacha grapes. The owner, inspired by the Valley’s breathtaking wines and landscapes, offers insights into the winemaking process. Guided by a renowned oenologist from vineyard to final product, the winery ensures the excellence of each bottle.

Your journey then leads to a winery of Canadian origin nestled within The Vines, earning acclaim not only for its outstanding wines but also for hosting an impressive art collection, providing a distinctive cultural experience.

Continuing your exploration, you’ll visit a winery distinguished by its striking architecture, design, and decor. With inherent charm, the winery unfolds an incredible panorama of the Andes Mountain range. Here, a lavish lunch paired with high-end wines awaits, inviting you to relish not only the flavors but also the extraordinary backdrop of the Andes Mountains.

Concluding your Uco Valley exploration, our guide will escort you back to the hotel, offering a tranquil return. Rest and recharge, anticipating more discoveries in the days ahead.


Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Type of Service: Private guide and transfers


Finca Adalgisa Hotel

After a delightful breakfast, savor a unique “Landscape Cuisine” experience at a distinctive winery that intertwines wine production with a commitment to sustainability. Their management model prioritizes respect for people, the community, and the environment.

In this exceptional setting, the chefs craft their culinary proposal using fresh ingredients sourced from their own organic garden, aligning with the seasons, and inviting you to be captivated by their kitchen’s creativity. The produce and providers are also chosen to mirror the season, embodying the essence of their culinary offerings.

As you explore the enchanting gardens and history of this special place, immerse yourself in the secrets of some of the finest recipes. The journey seamlessly transitions from the garden to the table, creating a captivating culinary experience.


Meals: Breakfast & Wine paired lunch
Type of Service: Private guide and transfers. Shared class in small, reduced groups.


Finca Adalgisa Hotel

Leaving behind the culinary and wine experiences of Mendoza, your adventure continues with a flight from Mendoza to Salta. Upon arrival, you’ll meet our dedicated local guide and drive towards Cafayate, immersing yourself in the captivating landscapes of Quebrada de las Conchas and the Calchaquí Valleys.

You’ll venture on a scenic journey, driving out of the city of Salta, and heading south along the Lerma Valley. Your drive unfolds over offering inspiring views of the Andes Mountains’ foothills.

On the way, you’ll encounter with Quebrada de las Conchas, a geological marvel shaped over 50 million years. This canyon boasts vibrant colors and spectacular formations, a result of mineral concentration in the soil. The various stops allow you to appreciate the rock formations and witness their transformation under the shifting daylight. Some short walks will offer closer glimpses of these natural wonders.

Exiting the canyon, you’ll enter the historic Calchaquí Valleys, once a pivotal economic hub in the colonial era, renowned for cattle breeding and the production of spices, grains, and wine. Then, arriving in Cafayate, indulge in the town’s unique charm, celebrated for their exceptional wines and beautiful surroundings. Today, it stands as the heart of high-altitude wine country, cultivating vines at 1,700 meters above sea level, infusing the wines with enhanced aromas and flavors.

Cafayate, renowned for its boutique wineries, beckons with the opportunity to savor traditional foods paired with high-altitude malbec or torrontés. Following a leisurely exploration of the town, including visits to its silver and tapestry handicraft markets, you’ll settle into your hotel for a delightful stay.

As the day unfolds, you’ll be taken to your hotel to get a full rest after a long but rewarding journey.Principio del formulario


Meals: Breakfast
Type of Service: Private guide and transfers


Viñas de Cafayate Wine Resort

Today, you will embark on an enriching exploration as you visit the Quilmes Arquelogical Ruins and the serene Tolombón area. Departing from Cafayate in the early morning, your journey will start with a scenic drive south into the province of Tucumán. Along a picturesque, paved route, you’ll travel for approximately one hour to reach the historical Ruins of Quilmes. Nestled in the southernmost part of the Calchaquí Valleys, these pre-Inca ruins bear witness to the resilience of the Quilmes people, who resisted Inca and Spanish conquests for over 150 years. Explore the reconstructed ruins, gaining insight into the infrastructure and defenses used by these ancient inhabitants.

After the visit and a refreshing break, your adventure continues with a return to Cafayate where you’ll participate in a delightful visit to a selected Winery in the Tolombon area, to enjoy an exquisite lunch. As the day draws to a close, you’ll return to the hotel, providing a perfect opportunity to unwind and relish in its facilities while you contemplate the surroundings of this charming valley.

*Additional: you can conclude your day by adding a “make your blend” experience, creating your own wine blend, and toasting your unique creation.

As the day comes to a close, you’ll return to your hotel in the late afternoon.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Winetasting
Type of Service: Private guide and transfers


Viñas de Cafayate Wine Resort

Venture on a captivating day as you commence a mid-morning journey, departing from your hotel to explore some of Cafayate’s most exclusive bodegas. A short drive into town will take you to the Museo de la Vid y el Vino (The Vine and Wine Museum), providing insights into the breathtaking terroir of the Calchaquí Valley. This region, celebrated for its Altitude Wine, stands as a focal point for New World wines, benefiting from extreme temperature variations, ample sun exposure for the grapes, and nutrient-poor soil that enhances the vinification process. The outcome? Full-bodied reds and fragrant aromatic whites, define this Argentine enclave of boutique bodegas characterized by low quantity and exceptional quality.

Following this enlightening visit, you’ll commence your exploration of selected bodegas tailored to your preferences, concluding with a delightful lunch at one of these esteemed establishments. In the afternoon, you’ll return to the hotel, providing the perfect opportunity for you to unwind and revel in its facilities.

Additional: If you wish, you may complete your day with an authentic Ceramic Class in San Carlos, led by Fernanda and Javier, a local ceramist couple. Having initiated their venture a few years ago, they graciously opened the doors of their workshop and home to welcome tourists intrigued by the ancient art of pottery. In this immersive experience, they will guide you through the ancient method of hand-building a substantial vase using a coil of clay or allow us to use their wheel for throwing a pot by centering clay and crafting a piece of pottery. Additionally, they’ll share insights into the techniques of decoration and firing a piece.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Winetasting
Type of Service: Private guide and transfers


Viñas de Cafayate Wine Resort

After an enriching stay in Cafayate, your exploration of the Calchaquí Valleys continues, offering you the opportunity to traverse the striking Quebrada de las Flechas, visit the historic town of Molinos, and discover the unique Colomé Winery.

Embark on this captivating morning journey right after breakfast at your hotel. The drive begins with a charming detour through the town of San Carlos, leading you to the remarkable Quebrada de las Flechas (The Arrow Ravine). This stunning white landscape, shaped by centuries of water and wind erosion, stands as a testament to the awe-inspiring forces of nature. Along the route, you’ll encounter beef breeding farms like Angostura and El Carmen, adding a touch of rural charm to your journey.

The next highlight is the historic town of Molinos, once the residence of Don Nicolas Severo de Isasmendi, the last Spanish governor of Salta. As you continue westward for approximately 20 km (an hour’s drive on an off-road route), you’ll reach the oasis of Colomé. Beyond its reputation it is the perfect spot for wine enthusiasts. Colomé provides a profound experience for the spirit, offering insights into ancient culture and showcasing the mesmerizing play of light with it’s unusual but captivating museum. Following a visit to this unique altitude winery, where you’ll indulge in tastings of their exquisite wines, you’ll settle into the tranquility of Estancia Colomé, preparing for a restful evening.


Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Type of Service: Private guide and transfers


Colomé Hotel

After breakfast and waking up in this remote, magical spot, you’ll begin a new adventure from Colomé to Cachi—a captivating 2 to 3-hour drive along gravel roads through the northern expanse of the Calchaquí Valleys. Departing from Colomé, you’ll drive along National Road 40, leading to Seclantás, renowned for its rich male tradition of weaving. Amidst wooden open-sky looms beneath hay roofs and dirt floors, men dedicate over 8 hours a day to producing distinctive ponchos and shawls reminiscent of colonial attire. This longstanding tradition, rooted in the region’s history as a grain-producing hub, remains unchanged. Explore the techniques of dyeing, spindling, and looming that persist to this day.

After immersing in the artistry of the Teleros, your journey proceeds to Cachi, a historic town celebrated for its charming colonial architecture, surrounded by inspiring mountain landscapes, with the Nevado de Cachi as a stunning backdrop. The town’s Plaza 9 de Julio, adorned with colonial buildings, offers a serene ambiance, while its narrow cobblestone streets provide a glimpse into its rich cultural and historical heritage.

Renowned for indigenous influences, Cachi invites exploration of local artisan markets, showcasing traditional crafts.

Here, you’ll settle into your hotel for a tranquil evening, reflecting on the cultural richness and traditions encountered throughout the day.


Meals: Breakfast
Type of Service: Private guide and transfers


Finca Santana

On the second day of your Cachi adventure, get ready for a gentle hike at the foothills of the Nevado de Cachi Mountains, where the intriguing Las Pailas archaeological site waits for exploration.

Dating back to 5,000 BC, this valuable historical place provides a fascinating glimpse into the lives of the early inhabitants, predominantly hunter-gatherer communities. As you explore Las Pailas, you’ll encounter the remnants of an ancient settlement that once thrived along the Calchaquí River. The site showcases the ingenuity and lifestyle of these prehistoric communities, offering insights into their architecture, daily activities, and customs. The archaeological remains may include foundations of ancient structures, tools, and artifacts, providing valuable clues about the social and cultural dynamics of this ancient civilization.

Guided by a knowledgeable local expert, you’ll unravel the mysteries of the past and connect you with the rich cultural heritage of the Calchaquí Valleys. The picturesque setting, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Nevado de Cachi Mountains, enhances the experience, creating a profound connection between the present and the ancient world.

Following on, after a leisurely break and refreshments, we’ll return to the town of Cachi, making stops at local wineries and vineyards to indulge in tastings of high-altitude wines.

The afternoon sees our return to the hotel, concluding another day of discovery and cultural immersion in this enchanting region.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Winetasting
Type of Service: Private guide and transfers
Difficulty: Easy


Finca Santana

Leaving the Calchaquí Valleys behind, embark on one of the most renowned drives in the north—the Cuesta del Obispo, a winding road gracefully zigzagging down the Andes foothills, covering a descent of 1,000 meters over 20 kilometers.

The journey will also take you to Los Cardones National Park, established in 1986 to preserve the diversity of cacti and guanacos, followed by your next destination Piedra del Molino, perched at an elevation of 3,450 meters above sea level. Originally intended to be transported down into the valley, this iconic millstone proved too heavy for mules, evolving into a popular tourist attraction. From this elevated vantage point, descend the breathtaking Cuesta del Obispo. Along the way, admire the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, valleys, and rugged landscapes. This route is particularly famous for its sharp switchbacks, hairpin turns, and challenging descent down the mountainside.

You’ll be pausing for refreshments in the charming village of Maray before continuing along the picturesque route to Quebrada de Escoipe. Witness a captivating transformation in the landscape, transitioning from high-altitude grassy vegetation to the lush beauty of the Yungas jungle. Traverse through the fertile Lerma Valley before arriving in Salta. Your final stop is your hotel, providing an opportunity to unwind and savor the remaining day at your leisure.


Meals: Breakfast
Type of Service: Private guide and transfers


Legado Mítico Hotel

As you conclude your adventure through the northern regions and prepare to head south and east toward Buenos Aires, immerse yourself in the cultural richness of Salta. You will explore one of the region’s most renowned museums and take an insightful tour around this charming city.

Founded in the 16th century by the Spanish conquistador Hernando de Lerma, Salta retains its historic charm, evident in its colonial-style houses and churches set against a backdrop of majestic mountains. Named “La Ciudad de San Felipe y Santiago de Lerma en el Valle de Salta,” the city’s Hispanic atmosphere distinguishes it from other Argentine cities. During your visit to the oldest part of the city, Plaza 9 de Julio, you’ll have the opportunity to discover landmarks such as the Basilica Cathedral, the Cabildo, the San Francisco Church, and the San Bernardo Convent, featuring a door intricately carved by indigenous artists in the 18th century. This historic quarter preserves a significant portion of the city’s architectural heritage. Moreover, the warm and friendly Salteños, renowned for their hospitality, easy pace, and genuine smiles embody the relaxed atmosphere that defines Salta’s character.

Finally, you’ll end your exploration with a visit to the Museum of High-Altitude Archaeology (Museo de Arqueología de Alta Montaña, or MAAM). Here, you’ll delve into the intriguing history of the three mummified bodies dating back to Inca times (500 years ago). The museum provides a captivating insight into the Llullaillaco expedition, shedding light on the most significant Inca discovery of recent decades.

After savoring a moment and a refreshing drink at the plaza, you’ll proceed to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival, our local driver will be ready to whisk you away to your hotel in Palermo Hollywood. The evening is yours to enjoy at your own pace.


Meals: Breakfast
Type of Service: Private Guide and transfers


Palo Santo Hotel

Today invites you to discover Buenos Aires at your own rhythm, giving you the freedom to choose activities that align with your preferences. Additionally, consider enhancing your Buenos Aires experience by opting for one of the following optional tours:

Countryside Day at Traditional Estancia:

Escape the city’s hustle and immerse yourself in the tranquil life of the countryside at a traditional estancia. Embrace the gaucho culture, embark on a horseback ride, and relish in a hearty Argentine barbecue. This excursion provides a glimpse into the rich heritage of rural Argentina.

Delta Tigre & Northern Suburbs Private Tour:

Venture on a captivating journey to the Parana Delta, a hidden spot of subtropical rainforests and islands, just 30 minutes from the city. Cruise through the intricate waterways, and admire riverside villas, Victorian docks, and traditional clubs. Discover the unique lifestyle of the island inhabitants, known as “isleños,”. Transition to a land-based tour in the northern suburbs, exploring elegant residences and the stunning San Isidro cathedral. As the day concludes, return to your hotel, having experienced the enchanting landscapes and cultural richness of Tigre.

Tango Show:

Immerse yourself in the passion and rhythm of the tango with a captivating tango show. Opt for an evening performance at one of Buenos Aires’ renowned tango venues, where you’ll witness enthralling dance performances and enjoy a delectable dinner. It’s a captivating way to connect with the soul of Argentine culture.

*Don’t hesitate to ask us for more enriching experiences within this lively city or its surroundings.


Meals: Breakfast


Palo Santo Hotel

As you conclude this indelible journey, take a moment to savor the memories of the incredible destinations you’ve ventured through—Mendoza, Cafayate, Cachi, Colomé. Reflect on the diverse landscapes, rich cultural experiences, and the unique charm each location has etched into your travel story.

Following a filling breakfast and after checking out, our dedicated driver will stand prepared to drive you to the airport. For those with later flights, you’re welcome to safely store your luggage at the hotel’s reception, granting you extra time to extend your exploration of Buenos Aires until the scheduled transfer to the airport.


Meals: Breakfast
Type of Service: Private Transfers
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Duration: 15 days

Price: from USD $8,790 / person

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