Argentina with Fernando Navas
October 29 - November 5, 2024 | One Exclusive DepartureBook Now
The ultimate exploration of food, wine and culture with Chef Fernando Navas
Oct 29 - Nov 5, 2024
One exclusive departure to sip and savor Argentina's wine country and capital city
8 Days, 7 Nights
The best of Mendoza and Uco Valley wine country, and mesmerizing Buenos Aires
As the notes of the piano blend seamlessly with the haunting melodies of the bandoneon, you raise your glass, savoring the rich flavors of a local Malbec. You are in the heart of Buenos Aires, at a tango performance, where a mesmerizing fusion of dinner and dance unfolds before you. Earlier today, you found yourself lost in history among the vibrantly painted buildings of La Boca and explored the charming alleyways of San Telmo in search of the perfect choripán. Tomorrow, you’ll find yourself nestled in the foothills of the Andes amid the lush sea of Mendoza’s vineyards. But at this moment, you’re captivated by the spotlight on the stage, where the tango dancer’s dress glistens like a constellation of stars as she gracefully weaves between her partner’s legs. In her movements, in the way the music carries her gaze, you discover the soul of Argentina.
Joining you is Fernando Navas, the culinary maestro whose talents have been lauded across the world, gracing the pages of The New Yorker, GQ France, and Vogue Japan. A native Argentinian, his connection to the country’s culture and cuisine is as personal as it is professional. Notably, Fernando has earned the prestigious Marca Pais award and attended the James Beard House as a guest chef on numerous occasions. To explore Argentina in the company of Fernando isn’t just a visit; it’s a heartfelt homecoming.
If you have a taste for world-class wine, good food and vibrant culture, join us as we explore, dine and drink in the rich history and landscapes, from Mendoza to Uco Valley to the mesmerizing neighborhoods of Buenos Aires.
3 Reasons to Travel with Fernando Navas
From family-style platos to leather trimmed aprons, Fernando's newest restaurant, Balvanera, transports a taste of Argentina to the heart of New York City. The Punta Alta-born chef spent his formative years in Buenos Aires and attended culinary school in Mar del Plata, before making his career international. It’s safe to say, Fernando knows Argentina almost as well as he knows his favorite soccer team’s chants.
Fernando's passion for food rooted in his family history. His culinary lineage traces back generations; his grandfather served as a cook for military officers, while his father was the designated asador at every family gathering.
Badge of Honor
In 2022, Argentina’s Embassy and Ministry of Tourism named Fernando Argentina’s new Food and Wine Ambassador. As such, he is expected to promote Argentinian culture and cuisine internationally, a duty he approaches with grace and enthusiasm.
All in on Argentina
A cosmopolitan city, flat lands in Las Pampas and the natural wonders of Patagonia. Despite negative stereotypes about South America, Fernando believes that the diversity of Argentina’s landscapes makes it the ideal travel destination.
Alvear PalaceBuenos Aires
It's a Buenos Aires old-world institution, built in 1932 as a luxury destination for European travelers. And truly, it is a palace. Inside it's the epitome of Belle Époque decorated in grand Louis XV and XVI styles, with marble floors, crystal chandeliers, gilded paneled walls, captivating art that create a sublime base camp in the heart of Buenos Aires.
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 ResortUco 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.
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Reserve your spot today with a $1,500 per-person deposit plus room supplements (if relevant). Full payment is due 180 days prior to your trip departure date. We’ll email you a reminder. If your trip departs in less than 180 days, we’ll collect full payment either 30 days from when we receive your deposit, or 60 days prior to your trip departure date, whichever is sooner. For details read our Deposit FAQs
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What does the price include?
Seven nights at unique five-star accommodations; internal flight from Buenos Aires to Mendoza; private travel for all day trips and excursions; private tours with local guides and cultural experts; exclusive VIP access and tastings; guided activities, adventures and expeditions; entrance fees; daily breakfasts, most lunches and dinners; local beverages with meals.
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.
Where does the trip start and end?
Our adventure begins in Buenos Aires; the closest airport is Buenos Aires’ Ezeiza International Airport (EZE). Our trip ends in Mendoza, Argentina. On our last day together, we will take a group transfer to Mendoza’s Governor Francisco Gabrielli International Airport (MDZ). Your flight home should be scheduled to depart at 12pm or later from here if you’d like to participate in this transfer.
What travel documents are needed?
US citizens are not required to have a visa to enter Argentina for stays up to 90 days. The only requirement is a valid US passport. We recommend that your passport is valid for 6 calendar months beyond your planned departure date from Argentina.
Not a US citizen? Please check with the Argentine Embassy or Consulate for information and requirements.
Do I need to pay a solo traveler supplement?
For solo travelers, there is a $3,350 single-supplement fee—paid at the time of booking to secure a private room. These spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Who is going on this trip?
Our adventures typically have between 10 and 20 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.
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.
What is the cancelation policy?
You may cancel on or before July 1, 2024 and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel on or after July 2, 2024 there is a 50% cancellation fee. If you cancel on or after August 30, 2024 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.
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.