Argentina with Chateau Montelena

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Best of Argentina

Sip and savor Argentina's wine country and capital city with Chateau Montelena

Nov 27 - Dec 3, 2022

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7 Days, 6 Nights

Best of Mendoza, Uco Valley and Buenos Aires

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Dinner sizzles over an open flame in the Andean open air. You tuck an alpaca blanket over your lap in the crisp night and raise a glass of Malbec to your lips. Wine is as personal and alive as every individual with you. No malbec you’ve tried compares with this experience in its birthplace. You look up and breathe in the view of the snowy Andean range before you. Tomorrow you’re climbing it, like a gaucho, on horseback.

If you have a taste for world-class wine, good food and vibrant culture, this trip is for you. It’s the end of bud break, marking the growth cycle for the new growing season and a perfect time to get an inside look at the process and experience of Argentina’s finest producers. In Mendoza and Uco Valley, we’ll explore the fruits of this mountainous wine country, meet the people behind Argentina’s top wineries and savor intimate exclusive meals prepared by some of the region’s top chefs. Then we’ll take on the best of Buenos Aires, with guided walks of historic barrios, VIP visits of ornate theaters, intimate tango shows at local haunts and a visit to the studio of iconic muralist Marino Santa María. You’ll never experience wine and travel the same way again. Join us!

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Mendoza, Uco Valley, Buenos Aires

Argentina is an adventurer’s dream and wine lover’s paradise.

Day by Day

Day 1

Bienvenidos to the heart of Argentina’s wine country! If you’ve ever enjoyed a glass of malbec, you’ll love its homeland. We’ll start with a look into Mendoza, the nearly 500-year-old bohemian town with an Art Deco center. And we’ll visit a travato, where an expert third-generation butcher will discuss the art of preparing Argentina’s famous steaks. This will prep us for lunch paired with malbecs at Lagarde, one of Mendoza’s oldest wineries.

Stomachs satiated, we head back to our home for the next two nights, a luxury, 16-room boutique hotel where snow-capped peaks look over lush vineyards and a pool. We gather again for a welcome dinner at Bodega Vinorum, a family-owned winery known for their limited-run, premium oak-barrel-aged wines. The mountains still in our periphery, we toast with some Montelena wine to our journey to come!

Day 1 Highlights

  • Lunch & tasting at Lagarde winery
  • Welcome dinner at Bodega Vinorum
  • Stay at Entre Cielos Hotel in Mendoza

Day 2

We’ll start the day with morning at the hotel, maybe relaxing at the hamam—South America’s only Turkish-style bath house—or just take time to rest.

Next we sit down for a three-course lunch and wine pairing at Susana Balbo Wines. Travel + Leisure dubbed her “Argentina’s Woman of Wine” and we’ll see exactly why sipping bright and fruity torrontés and complex malbecs at her award-winning winery. We’ll be sure to save room for our epic private dinner tonight at Finca Bandini, feasting and celebrating along with their stellar, award-winning wines.

Day 2 Highlights

  • Tastings at Susana Balbo and Benegas wineries
  • Dinner at Finca Bandini
  • Stay at Entre Cielos Hotel in Mendoza

Day 3

Today we’ll vine-hop deeper into wine country towards our next home, the Uco Valley. First stop is at small, boutique Bodega Cruzat for a refreshing toast of its sparkling wines. Then we visit Paul Hobbs Winery, where modernity reigns supreme—it’s two sides of the Argentinian wine scene, both captivating and delicious. Next, we make our way to Ojo de Agua; we’ll feast on lunch in the middle of this Argentinian paradise, peering out across the vineyards.

After lunch we’ll check into our beautiful Uco Valley home—The Vines Resort, owned by legendary chef Francis Mallmann. And you won’t forget tonight’s dinner at Mallmann’s Siete Fuegos (or “Seven Fires”), one of Argentina’s most notable restaurants. We’ll enjoy a gaucho-worthy feast of slow-grilled rib eye roasted on seven types of open flame, gathered around the fire and staying warm under woolen Alpaca blankets.

Day 3 Highlights

  • Tour & tasting at Bodega Cruzat
  • Dinner at Francis Mallmann's Siete Fuegos
  • Stay at The Vines Resort in Uco Valley

Day 4

We tap into our inner gaucho today with a full-on Andean adventure! After breakfast, we’ll climb into our 4WD vehicle and ascend 6,000-foot peaks. From there, we’ll continue climbing by horse or foot along the trails. Up top, we’ll celebrate with a glass a wine and snacks to tide us over on the way down. The lunch awaits us at a charming local hacienda where we’ll eat freshly harvested seasonal ingredients cooked with traditional methods. We’ll eat side-by-side gauchos and enjoying food and quality time the way the locals do.

In the evening we are the honored guests at Bodega Monteviejo where celebrated local chef and entrepreneur Nadia Haron prepares a special paired menu featuring asado-style meats cooked to perfection.

Day 4 Highlights

  • Hiking or horseback riding in the Andes
  • Dinner at Monteviejo with chef Nadia Haron
  • Stay at The Vines Resort in Uco Valley

Day 5

On to Buenos Aires! After bidding farewell to the Mendoza countryside, we’ll fly to Argentina’s vibrant, mesmerizing capital. On arrival, we’ll toast our next base with a delicious family-style lunch at La Malbequeria.

We’ll start our exploration of Buenos Aires in the barrio Recoleta. This is Eva Perón’s old stomping grounds, where mansions line stately boulevards linked by blooming jacarandas and locals sip frothy cortados at sidewalk cafes. After checking into our hotel, we’ll head to the 1908 Colon Theater, South America’s finest, with a VIP look at the ornate building’s frescos, backstage area and studios. After a busy day, we’ll have dinner on own and meet up later to top off the night with a festive milonga dance event with incredible dancers and tango demonstrations.

Day 5 Highlights

  • Flight from Mendoza to Buenos Aires
  • Walking tour of barrio Ricoleta
  • Evening milonga dance event
  • Stay at Four Seasons in Buenos Aires

Day 6

The barrios of Buenos Aires are essentially separate villages—today we’ll embark on tasting tours of two historic neighborhoods bursting in local color and lore. First we’ll visit San Telmo, the city’s oldest barrio, whose cobbled alleyways make up the heart of tango. We’ll watch locals dance, play soccer, and hang out at leafy plazas, then drop by the vast local market. Then, in unforgettable La Boca, we’ll savor a warm chori-pan (grilled chorizo with chimichurri) and sip on a local beer, as we listen to street musicians on Caminito street, lined with its iconic bold and brightly painted buildings.

After an afternoon siesta, we’ll meet up at our hotel’s rooftop bar for a final sparkling view of the city, cocktail in hand. Then we’re off to the intimate and truly amazing farewell dinner—a perfect mix of elegance and exuberance filled with toasts and deliciousness. 

Day 6 Highlights

  • Tour & tastings in San Telmo and La Boca barrios
  • Sunset cocktails at rooftop bar
  • Farewell dinner at El Baqueano
  • Stay at Four Seasons in Buenos Aires

Day 7

Don’t worry, our experience isn’t over yet! After a late breakfast, we’ll visit Barracas, a once-isolated port area of warehouses and barracks that’s become the city’s vibrant barrios, thanks to an artist-led revival the past two decades. The heart of it is along Pasaje Lanín, where local artist Marino Santa María layered modest houses in sparkling mosaics. Then, we meet the man whose intricately ethereal vision has transformed these streets. Marino will give us an exclusive tour of his studio where we’ll learn the secrets behind his creativity and try our hand at mosaic artwork to take a piece of the Buenos Aires art scene with us.

We’ll celebrate our day, and our journey, with a last cortado or glass of malbec, before offering fond farewells.

Day 7 Highlights

  • Pasaje Lanín discovery tour
  • Exclusive artist-led mosaic workshop
  • Transfer to Buenos Aires airport for departure

Where We Sleep

The best of Argentine hospitality comes with sleek, art-filled boutique hotels surrounded by Andean peaks, and palatial old world buildings in Buenos Aires’ noblest barrios.

Entre Cielos


You’ll love setting up in the vineyards at this dreamy 16-room luxury hotel just outside Mendoza. From your room's art-filled, luxurious interiors, gaze out the wide windows or walk onto your private deck facing the manicured gardens and Andean ranges. Reward your mind and body with a Turkish-style bath, a mile-long loop through the vineyards and olive trees, or a refreshing dip in the pool.

The Vines Resort

Uco Valley

Our Uco Valley hotel is a style unto its own, an extraordinary setting of living and being. Immerse yourself in the delights of Argentine culture, rustic natural beauty and warm-hearted hospitality. Its incredible views stretch across vineyards towards ever-present snow-capped Andean peaks. Revel in the pleasures of making, drinking and sharing wine and food. The Vines features famed chef Francis Mallmann’s cuisine at his onsite restaurant, Siete Fuegos, where traditional cooking meets upscale delicacy.

Four Seasons

Buenos Aires

Our Buenos Aires home features European elegance with a uniquely Argentine twist. A combination of early-20th-century mansion and contemporary high-rise, the Four Seasons offers modern comfort with beauty and glamour. Pick the perfect spot for cocktails or steak—or explore their secret garden. This personalized, luxury experience is designed to reflect the hearts of Buenos Aires' stately Recoleta barrio right outside.

Amazing food—not to mention the wine! It was wonderful.
Ivonne L.
I loved the efficiency, service, quality and personal touch... an amazing time!
Cristina L.
I'd never been on a tour or trip like this—Modern Adventure is AMAZING.
Jennifer M.

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  1. What does the price include?

    Six nights at unique five-star accommodations; all internal flights; private travel for all day trips and excursions; private tours with local guides and cultural experts; exclusive VIP access, tours and tastings; guided activities and expeditions; entrance fees; daily breakfasts, most lunches and dinners; local beverages with meals.

  2. What does the price not include?

    International roundtrip airfare; travel insurance; transportation to the trip’s starting point; activities not included in the trip itinerary; hotel incidentals including room service, laundry service and hotel bar tabs; food and beverage not included in itinerary; gratuity for tour leader.

  3. Where does the trip start and end?

    Our adventure begins at The Diplomatic Hotel in Mendoza, Argentina. The closest airport is the Governor Francisco Gabrielli International Airport (MDZ) in Mendoza, Argentina. Our trip ends in Buenos Aires; on our last day together, we will take a group transfer to Buenos Aires’ Ezeiza International Airport (EZE). Your flight home from EZE should be scheduled to depart at 3:30pm or later if you’d like to participate in this transfer.

  4. What travel documents are needed?

    US citizens do not require a visa to visit Argentina for visits less than 90 days. Just bring a valid US passport. For citizens of other countries, please check with the Argentinian Embassy or Consulate for information and requirements.

  5. Do I need to pay a solo traveler supplement?

    For solo travelers, there is a $2,000 single-supplement fee—paid at the time of booking to secure a private room. If you would like us to pair you with a roommate, that option may be available upon checkout—these spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

  6. Who is going on this trip?

    Our adventures typically have between 10 and 18 guests, and our Modern Adventure Team. Our experiences are fun and inclusive and you can expect to be joined by a diverse group in terms of age, background and interests—including solo travelers, couples and friends traveling together. This adventure is for travelers age 18 and above.

  7. Who is leading the trip?

    This trip is led by an expert Modern Adventure Trip Leader. They’re an experienced travel guide, a representative of Modern Adventure and your go-to person for questions or concerns on the trip.

  8. What is the cancellation policy?

    You may cancel on or before July 29, 2022 and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel on or after July 30, 2022 there is a 50% cancellation fee. If you cancel on or after September 28, 2022 there is a 100% cancellation fee. We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance as we are not able to make exceptions to this policy in cases of family/medical emergency or of the trip being canceled for unforeseeable reasons (see our Terms and Conditions for full details). Please note that for guests who are transferring trips or traveling on rescheduled trip dates, your cancelation terms will vary from the above, and are generally non-refundable. Please refer to your correspondence from our Customer Experience team for specific details.

  9. Do I need Travel Insurance?

    We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance allows you to seek reimbursement for your trip costs; if your trip plans change for unforeseeable reasons, or if you need to get medical help, emergency transport, and for theft, loss or damage of items while traveling. For best coverage, always insure the full trip cost within two weeks of your initial trip deposit and note that most ‘Cancel For Any Reason’ policies must be purchased on the date of your initial deposit.

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