10-Day Culinary & Cultural immersion Argentina and Uruguay

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Duration

10 days

Departures

Full Day

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Independent

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Description

We invite you to an unforgettable culinary and cultural immersion journey through Buenos Aires, Uruguay and Mendoza. This is a journey with the best of South America, to discover the vibrant art and history of Buenos Aires, the charm of historic Colonia and the exquisite wines in the picturesque landscapes of Carmelo and Mendoza. You’ll experience the thrill of a sunset cruise on the Rio de la Plata and the warmth of local hospitality at each destination. From intimate dining experiences to picturesque vineyard tours, this journey promises sensory delight and deep cultural connection.

Highlights

  • Gourmet Welcome Dinner in Buenos Aires.
  • Art and Culture Tour in Buenos Aires.
  • Wine and Cheese Tasting in Colonia.
  • Sunset Cruise in Carmelo.

Included/Excluded

  • Transfers and excursions as described in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation with breakfast in the hotels described or similar in double rooms.
  • Assistance during the trip in our whatsapp at destination.
  • Meals (except when excursions include it).
  • 4 nights with daily breakfast selected accommodations along Uruguay (2 in Charco hotel and 2 in Narbona).
  • Private Transfers with Local guides throughout the itinerary.
  • Tours and Services according to itinerary details.
  • Entrance to Museums, Natural Reserves or National Parks, and places mentioned in the description of the tour.
  • Ferry to or from Colonia.
  • International or domestic flights (quoted separately if requested).
  • Meals (except when excursions include it).
  • Museum Tickets (except when excursions include it).
  • Tips for guides or drivers.

Itinerary

<span>Day 1</span>Buenos Aires - Welcome dinner

Upon arrival at the airport our Argentina Pura guide will meet you and drive you to your selected hotel. Free afternoon. Night program: we will pick you up to enjoy a welcome dinner in a closed-door restaurant, where you'll discover and interpret wine paired with delicious modern Argentinian food in an intimate atmosphere (shared dinner) *If your trip is starting here, we will give you a bottle that you can use to refill it and help us reduce plastic consumption on trips. Overnight in Buenos Aires: Legado Mítico Hotel, Loi Suites Recoleta, Alvear Palace (or similar). Meals included: Dinner.

<span>Day 2</span>Buenos Aires: Art-Oriented City Tour (Half Day)

In the morning, after breakfast in the hotel, you will be met by our guide at your hotel to discover the rich history, the culture and the historic sites, such as Plaza de Mayo, the colorful streets of La Boca and Caminito, and the vibrant San Telmo market (Open on Sundays). In this experience, you will immerse yourself in Buenos Aires' vibrant art scene. You'll be visiting two notable museums and have lunch in a cozy restaurant. At the end of the experience you will be dropped off at your accommodation. Free afternoon. *Observations: MNBA closed on Mondays. MALBA closed on Tuesdays. Museum of Decorative Art closed Monday and Tuesday. The choice of museum will depend on the day and availability. Entrance fee to be paid on site, not included on the city tour. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.

<span>Day 3</span>Buenos Aires - Colonia, Uruguay: The Wine Route Journey

Today, early in the morning, after having a take-away breakfast from the hotel, our guide will pick you up and drive you to the local port to embark on a captivating journey through the enchanting Wine Route of Colonia and Carmelo, Uruguay. (shared ferry - 1:15 hrs duration). This exciting adventure combines wine, culture, and nature in a unique way, giving you a unique look at Uruguay's growing wine culture in two charming towns. Once you reach Colonia's port, you'll start exploring the captivating cobblestone streets of this UNESCO World Heritage city right away. Founded by the Portuguese and disputed for years by the crowns of both Spain and Portugal, Colonia´s magical history remains intact. Stroll along the charming streets guided by your local guide and discover the different sites such as the old city gate (Porton de Campo), the historical street Calle de los Suspiros (Street of Sighs), the lovely squares and the local church. Mate tasting and entrance tickets to local museums are included. Overnight at Charco Hotel (or similar). Meals included: Breakfast.

<span>Day 4</span>Colonia, Uruguay

Our day begins with a transfer to Bodega el Quinton to enjoy a visit to the vineyards and olive plantations followed by wine and olive oil tasting. Continue onto La Vigna Cheese Farm. Learn about the production of local cheese and taste some of the best cheese varieties in the area guided by the “Cheese Architect”. Agustin and Lucila, owners of La Vigna, have created a very special place guided by sustainability and organic production. You will taste some of the most delicious and creative cheeses. Overnight at Charco Hotel (or similar). Meals included: Breakfast, Tasting.

<span>Day 5</span>Colonia - Carmelo: Rio de la Plata Sunset Cruise

Breakfast hotel. In the morning, you'll have a private transfer to Carmelo (driver only). Then, in the evening, get ready for a memorable experience: a Rio de la Plata Sunset Cruise. This 1.5-hour cruise takes you through the meeting point of the Río de la Plata and Rio Uruguay, known as "kilometer 0" of both rivers. The journey begins just before sunset from Club del Faro's quiet marina. A skilled captain will guide you on a classic boat, sharing stories of Uruguayan coasts and shipwrecks. As the sun sets, raise a toast to an incredible sunset! Note: Departure time during summer is 07:00 p.m. Overnight at Narbona Wine Lodge. Meals included: Breakfast.

<span>Day 6</span>Carmelo, Uruguay

After breakfast at the hote, you'll meet your guide to explore Calera las Huérfanas and local wineries: Start by visiting the La Calera de las Huérfanas National Monument. It's a historic place where Jesuits settled in the 18th century, building the first structures in 1741. Next, you'll visit two wineries: Bodega El Legado, a family-owned winery, and Bodega Cordano, a small family-run establishment. The tour wraps up with a tasting of their top 3 wines and a delightful homemade lunch. Afterward, you'll be taken to your selected hotel. Overnight in Narbona Wine Lodge. Meals included: Breakfast, tastings.

<span>Day 7</span>Uruguay: Carmelo - Buenos Aires, Argentina.

After breakfast, you will be met and transferred to Colonia port (Private transfer - no guide) to take your boat back to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival, our guide will be waiting for you and transfer you to your selected hotel. Free day for independent exploration. Overnight in Buenos Aires: Legado Mítico Hotel, Loi Suites Recoleta, Alvear Palace (or similar). Meals included: Breakfast.

<span>Day 8</span>Buenos Aires -Mendoza

This day you will be picked up and driven to the local airport to take your flight to Mendoza. Upon arrival, our guide will be waiting for you and you ´ll be transferred to your hotel. Night program: our guide will take you to a cozy and charming winery, where you'll enjoy a tasty welcome dinner. Overnight in Mendoza: Lares de Chacras, Finca Adagisa, Entre Cielos Luxury Wine hotel & Spa. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner.

<span>Day 9</span>Mendoza

Today, after breakfast, we will visit two wineries in Chacras de Coria and doing it by bicycle is undoubtedly one of the most enjoyable experiences in Mendoza. This sustainable transportation and its blood traction will take us through old country houses and its traditional groves, where we will be able to observe how the vineyards and the well-known residential area merge to give us a unique postcard Included: Bilingual guide, snack of handmade products in biodegradable packaging and mineral water, technical equipment (bicycle, helmet), visit, gourmet lunch and tasting in 2 wineries personal accident insurance. Not included: Tips, extras, any other service not listed in the inclusions of the trip. Meals: Breakfast, tasting, Lunch.

<span>Day 10</span>Mendoza - Buenos Aires

At appropriate time you will be picked up and driven to Mendoza airport to take your flight to Buenos Aires Ezeiza International airport. Adiós Argentina! Meals included: Breakfast.

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