Argentina with Lorena Garcia

April 6 - 13, 2024 | One Exclusive Departure

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Insider's Argentina

The ultimate exploration of food, wine and culture with Chef Lorena Garcia

April 6 - 13, 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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A perfectly butchered steak sizzles as it slowly roasts over a flame in the Andean open air. Just outside of your Buenos Aires palacio, the gentle clatter of small plates and the aroma of chorizo drizzled with chimichurri perfumes the air, beckoning you to the fabled barrio of San Telmo for the best street food of your life. From an exclusive tasting of the finest Malbecs in Mendoza to a gaucho-style asado deep in the Andes foothills, the sumptuous rhythms of Argentina have a way of capturing both your heart and soul. Now, as street musicians strike up a heartfelt Zamba, you think about the night ahead—a rooftop cocktail bar overlooking the city, followed by a multi-course dinner expertly paired with Argentina’s finest wines, the perfect celebration of the cultural riches of Buenos Aires and Mendoza.

You’re in the company of iconic chef Lorena Garcia, the mastermind behind CHICA—the Latin-infused hotspots on both Las Vegas’s Restaurant Row and Miami’s MiMo district—and celebrity chef who’s graced the stage of Good Morning America and the pages of People magazine. She’s traveled extensively in Argentina, and she just can’t wait to show us her Buenos Aires.

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 Lorena Garcia

Lorena Garcia has been cooking since she was a child in Venezuela. Since then—inspired by the flavors and vibrant traditions of South American food culture—she's taken her talent around the globe. From starting out at the Ritz Carlton in Paris to her major appearance in CNN's documentary, "Latinos in America," Lorena has worked her way into the culinary spotlight, and we can't wait to dine, cook and celebrate with her in Argentina.

Restaurant Row

Outside of the Venetian, alongside portraits of Thomas Keller and Emeril Lagasse, you'll see Lorena's photograph too. She's the first woman chef on the hotel's“Wall of Culinary Titans,” and she's only just getting started.

Big Chef, Little Chef

No matter how busy Lorena gets, she never forgets her local community. Exhibit A is her non-profit, Big Chef, Little Chef, which combats obesity and helps children and their families take control of their eating habits and, ultimately, their lives.

An Honorary Argentine

Though Lorena grew up in Venezuela, she's made many culinary pilgrimages to Argentina. She even lived for months at a time in the Puerto Madero neighborhood in Buenos Aires, and we can't wait to see Argentina through the lens of her experience.

Your Experience

“Traveling is an endless book of information that will influence your way of being.”
Lorena Garcia

Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Uco Valley

“Argentina, like most countries in Latin America, has influences from so many different cultures and cuisines.”
Lorena Garcia

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 Lorena’s lead, we’ll make our way to Puerto Madero, the brick-lined dockside neighborhood home to some of the best steakhouses in the world. Our destination is no exception—thanks to their hyperlocal grass-fed selection of meats, Cabaña Las Lilas has been a fixture in Buenos Aires food scene for decades now.

As far as the menu for this evening? Let’s just say Lorena 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 Hotel Madero

Day 2: Buenos Aires

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 an immersive tour including its iconic cemetery, we’ll be whisked off to a test kitchen for a cooking class led by Lorena’s friend, Teresa Rucci. Here we’ll learn the art of Argentine empanada from a true master of the craft.

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

  • Barrio Recoleta
  • Cooking class with Teresa Rucci
  • Tango experience
  • Stay at Hotel Madero

Day 3: 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 inside 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. We’ll watch locals dance, play soccer, and hang out at leafy plazas, enjoying our last day in Buenos Aires together.

On the way back to the hotel, we’ll head to the 1908 Colon Theater, South America’s finest, with an insider’s look at the ornate building’s frescos, backstage area and studios. After an afternoon siesta, we’re off to our intimate Buenos Aires farewell dinner for a multi-course celebration of Argentine cuisine paired with some of the finest local wines.

Day 3: Buenos Aires Highlights

  • San Telmo & La Boca
  • Colon theater tour
  • Dinner
  • Stay at Hotel Madero

Day 4: Mendoza

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 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

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

Still have room more? Good! Because now it’s onto another of the region’s most heralded wineries for a tasting tour through their flagship vintages.

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 Lorena with her sleeves rolled-up and collaborating with the chef as we indulge on the charred delicacies of an authentic asado.

Day 5: Mendoza Highlights

  • Morning to relax at hotel
  • Lunch at Finca Decero
  • Asado dinner
  • Stay at Entre Cielos 

Day 6: Uco Valley

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 Viña Cobos Winery, where modernity reigns supreme—it’s two sides of the Argentinian wine scene, both captivating and delicious. 

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.

Dinner tonight is yours to embellish.

Day 6: Uco Valley Highlights

  • Tastings at Bodega Cruzat & Viña Cobos
  • Lunch at Finca Bandini
  • On your own time at hotel
  • 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 down up the mountain by car, we’ll continue climbing on horseback until we reach the top of the mesa. Up there, we’ll celebrate with a glass a wine and snacks to tide us over on the way down where lunch awaits us at a local hacienda: freshly harvested seasonal ingredients cooked with traditional gaucho methods.

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 the chef and Lorena prepare a gaucho-worthy feast of slow-grilled rib eye roasted on seven types of open flame.

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

  • Transfer to 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.

Hotel Madero

Buenos Aires

Wake to modern elegance in the heart of Buenos Aires. The Hotel Madero is just steps away from haute cuisine and its sleek charm is a perfect example of the neighborhood's design resurgence.

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


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

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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 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 Argentina Embassy or Consulate for information and requirements. 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 $2,800 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 December 8, 2023 and receive a full refund minus a $500 per-person service fee. If you cancel on or after December 9, 2023 there is a 50% cancellation fee. If you cancel on or after February 6, 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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