Argentina with Fernando Navas

October 29 - November 5, 2024 | One Exclusive Departure

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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

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Per person based on double occupancy, including internal flight from Buenos Aires to Mendoza

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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.

Family Recipes

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.

Your Experience

“I love the energy and mystique of Buenos Aires.”
Fernando Navas

Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Uco Valley

“There's nothing quite like drinking good wine and eating outdoors in the breathtaking landscapes of Mendoza.”
Fernando Navas

Day by Day

Day 1: Buenos Aires

Bienvenidos a Argentina! Our trip begins in the evening when we’ll convene at our hotel for a night on the town. Following Fernando’s lead, we’ll make our way through Recoleta, the riverside neighborhood that was once home to historic icons like Jorge Luis Borges and Pope Pius XII. Today, its residents are redefining Argentinean art, culture, and cuisine. We’ll experience this convergence of old and new at one of Latin America’s best restaurants, Aramburu.

As far as the menu for this evening? Let’s just say Fernando has connections, and our dinner will be an exquisite preview of the culinary adventure to come.

Day 1: Buenos Aires Highlights

  • Welcome dinner
  • Stay at Alvear Palace

Day 2: Buenos Aires

The barrios of Buenos Aires are essentially separate villages. Today we’ll embark on tasting tours of a few historic neighborhoods bursting in local color and lore. First it’s off to the iconic Plaza de Mayo where we’ll stand in awe outside the Catedral de Buenos Aires and Casa de Gobierno.

Then, in unforgettable La Boca, we’ll savor some warm empanadas and sip on some wine, as we listen to street musicians on Caminito street, lined with its iconic bold and brightly painted buildings. We’ll then head over to visit San Telmo, the city’s oldest barrio, whose cobbled alleyways make up the heart of tango. We’ll explore their vast local market with a quick stop to nibble on choripan (grilled chorizo sandwiches with chimichurri) and to sip on a local beer. 

On the way back to the hotel, we’ll head to the 1908 Colón Theater, South America’s finest, with an insider’s 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 experience the electric cocktail scene and top off the night with a festive tango event with incredible dancers.

Day 2: Buenos Aires Highlights

  • San Telmo & La Boca
  • Colon theater tour
  • Tango experience
  • Stay at Alvear Palace

Day 3: Buenos Aires

We’ll continue 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 an immersive tour including its iconic cemetery, we’ll be whisked off to El Preferido de Palermo, lovingly referred to as “El Prefe” by locals, for a family-style lunch. 

Then, get ready to make some noise. Join Fernando in chants and cheers he knows by heart at a local soccer match. Win or lose, our hard work as fans will be rewarded with dinner at Güerrin Pizzeria.

Day 3: Buenos Aires Highlights

  • Barrio Recoleta
  • Lunch at El Preferido de Palermo
  • Local soccer match
  • Stay at Alvear Palace

Day 4: Mendoza

This morning we take a short flight 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 after a city tour, we’ll begin with the two things that make Mendoza famous: food and wine.

Lunch is at the fiercely local winery, Lagarde The dishes here embody their “landscape cuisine” and honor the strong Incan heritage in the region. The wines, harvested since 1897, are full-bodied, smoky odes to gaucho culture and the rugged terroir. 

After some downtime at our stunning boutique hotel, we’ll gather again for dinner at the foot of the snow-capped mountains at family-owned Bodega Vinorum. Here, we’ll toast our arrival to Mendoza and marvel at the storybook views in every direction.

Day 4: Mendoza Highlights

  • Flight to Mendoza
  • City tour
  • Dinner at Bodega Vinorum
  • Stay at Entre Cielos

Day 5: Mendoza

After breakfast, our wine immersion begins anew. Our first stop is the renowned Bodega Cruzat for a refreshing toast of its sparkling wines—each bottle derives from hand-picked varietals sourced from the Uco Valley. Every transcendent wine tasting deserves another, so we’ll shuffle over to another heralded estate for a flight of some younger wines and a conversation with the cellarmaster. 

Next, we’ll make our way to Finca El Paraíso for a picturesque (the Andes Mountains are literally hovering behind the estate) three-course lunch with wine pairings, of course.

In the late afternoon, we’ll return to the hotel for a moment of siesta before a special dinner at Casa Bermellon. Don’t be surprised if you see Fernando with his sleeves rolled-up and collaborating with the chef as we indulge on the charred delicacies of an authentic asado.

Day 5: Mendoza Highlights

  • Sparkling wine tasting
  • Lunch at Finca El Paraíso
  • Asado dinner
  • Stay at Entre Cielos 

Day 6: Uco Valley

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

For lunch, we’re pairing local delicacies and rare vintages at Finca Bandini. Our bellies full, we’ll check into our beautiful Uco Valley home—the Vines Resort and take some time to decompress and relax.

And you won’t forget tonight’s dinner at Francis Mallmann’s Siete Fuegos (“Seven Fires”), one of Argentina’s most notable restaurants. Wrapped in alpaca blankets, we’ll watch in awe as a team of chefs prepare a gaucho-worthy feast of slow-grilled rib eye roasted on seven types of open flame.

Day 6: Uco Valley Highlights

  • Morning on your own
  • Lunch at Finca Bandini
  • Dinner at  Siete Fuegos
  • Stay at The Vines Resort

Day 7: Mendoza

Today we tap into our inner gaucho today with a full-on Andean adventure! After a jaunt up the mountain by car, we’ll continue climbing on horseback until we reach the top of the mesa, where we’ll be invited for lunch at a local hacienda—far from a simple boxed lunch, this will be a banquet of freshly harvested seasonal ingredients cooked with traditional gaucho methods.

After recharging at The Vines, it’s time for our farewell dinner. Enjoy panoramic vineyard views while the sun dips behind the Andes from Monteviejo—the French-Argentinian fusion restaurant nestled in the heart of the Uco Valley. We’ll raise our glasses with Fernando and toast a week well spent. 

Day 7: Mendoza Highlights

  • Gaucho experience
  • Hacienda lunch
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Stay at The Vines Resort

Day 8: Mendoza

Alas, it’s time for our journey to end. We’ll celebrate our adventure over breakfast, with a last cortado or glass of Malbec, before offering fond farewells.

Day 8: Mendoza Highlights

  • Breakfast
  • Transfer to Mendoza's MDZ airport

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.

Alvear Palace

Buenos 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.

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.

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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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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  1. 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.

  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 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  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 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.

  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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