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Culinary Argentina Tour

Argentina is a country of other-worldly flavours, home to delectable cuisine and some of the most impressive natural wonders on earth. Follow your taste buds on this Culinary Argentina tour, feasting on traditional dishes and authentic flavors.

Argentina’s landscapes truly encapsulate the meaning of extreme, from the crashing water of Iguazú Falls to the towering Andes that unfold along its western border. Explore this wondrous country where the elegance of old Europe collides with the colourful Latin American culture.

Discover the bustling and vibrant hub of Buenos Aires, a city of charm and tango. Step into the beautiful province of Mendoza to uncover its world class cuisine and wineries. Venture to the historic northwest region of Argentina where Salta’s San Miguel market awaits. Leave the towns and cities behind to witness one of Argentina’s most incredible natural wonders: Iguazú Falls, the largest single curtain of falling water in the world.

Throughout your tour, you’ll discover Argentina’s rich and complex culture through savouring its traditional flavours. Taste the European influence and Mediterranean zest as you feast on the food celebrated by locals, from Argentinian asado (barbecue) to encampanas, tamales and alfajores. Learn the secrets behind these specialities through cooking classes and sample wines borne from the local wineries.

As your adventure comes to an end, you may find yourself inspired, not only by delicious Argentinian flavours but also by the country’s vibrant spirit.

Duration
14 days
Best time to go
October - March
Options
Private basis, Escorted
Start your journey
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Trip highlights

  • Get a taste of Argentina as you try a whole range of local specialties, from asado (barbecue) to tamales and humitas
  • Witness the mighty Iguazú Falls, the largest waterfall system in the world
  • Discover Buenos Aires, Argentina’s vibrant capital city
  • Explore Argentina’s stunning vineyards and sample the local wine

Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina’s cosmopolitan capital city. You’ll be met at the airport and driven to your hotel. Begin your culinary tour in the city’s northern neighbourhoods of Recoleta and Palermo. As you settle into colourful Buenos Aires, why not indulge in a cafecito (coffee) in a local cafe?

Suggested Accommodation

  • Hotel Kenton Palace
Empanadas

Spend your day exploring the southern neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires, La Boca and San Telmo. In the evening, enjoy an Argentinian culinary experience. Make empanadas and feast on grilled provoleta cheese, delicious steak and alfajores, an authentic Argentinian confection.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Hotel Kenton Palace
Barbecue

Enjoy a day trip out of the city today. Venture to the town of San Antonio de Areco. Explore the Argentine Pampa, an area of fertile land, dotted with farms and ranches. Visit a typical ranch for yourself and tuck into a delicious Argentine asado (barbecue).

Suggested Accommodation

  • Hotel Kenton Palace

Leave Buenos Aires behind as you catch a flight to Mendoza. Settle into the region, taking in the beautiful wineries and the stunning backdrop of the Andean mountains.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Hotel Diplomatic
Mendoza vineyard

Today’s filled with feasting as you experience the food and wine of Mendoza. You’ll get to visit a range of different vineyards and taste the delicious wines they produce. At lunch time, experience an Argentinian cooking class  at the Zuccardi Winery.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Hotel Diplomatic
Dance Performances

This morning, you’ll be picked up and driven to the airport in Mendoza. Catch a flight to the historic city of Salta, where you’ll be met and driven to your hotel. Spend the evening soaking up the Andean culture with music, dancing, and a traditional Andean meal.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Hotel Brizo Salta

Soak up the slower pace of life in Salta today. Visit San Miguel market and browse stalls of local food: fresh produce, meats and spices. Afterwards, experience more authentic cooking with a cooking class. Enjoy a light lunch of local specialties, like tamales and humitas. The rest of the day is for you to spend at leisure.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Hotel Brizo Salta

Venture out of Salta to the Humahuaca Gorge, an arid valley that sits between the Andean plateau and the sub-Andean hills. You’ll get to witness the Cerro de Siete Colores ( Seven Colours Hill), visit the town of Tilcara with its Pucará (indigigenous fortress), and wander the handicraft market in the town of Humahuaca. After you’ve wandered the market, head back to Salta, stopping at the historic city of Jujuy en route. 

Suggested Accommodation

  • Hotel Brizo Salta
vineyard

Journey to the serene town of Cafayate today. On the way, you’ll stop at Cachi, an enchanting village set in Calchaqui Valley. When you reach Cafayate, dine on a delicious lunch at a local restaurant and visit a local winery for a wine tasting session. Spend the night in this sleepy town surrounded by its many vineyards.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Hotel Vinas de Cafayate Wine Resort

Today, you’ll be taken on the three hour drive back to Salta. En route, visit Quebrada de las Conchas, where the forces of nature have come together to create wondrous rock formations.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Hotel Brizo Salta

This morning, you’ll be driven to the airport, where you’ll board your flight to Puerto Iguazú. After your plane lands, you’ll be met and driven to your hotel.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Hotel El Pueblito Boutique
Iguazu Falls

It’s time to witness the wondrous Iguazú Falls. Take a tour of the Argentinian side of the falls and climb aboard a boat and enjoy a Great Adventure Tour. Get up close to the falls, including the incredible Devil’s Throat, possibly the most breathtaking of all Iguazú’s waterfalls.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Hotel El Pueblito Boutique

Journey back to Buenos Aires, where your Argentinian adventure began. You’ll be driven to the airport to board a flight back to the Argentinian capital. When you arrive, you’ll be met and driven to your hotel. Enjoy your last night with a sultry tango show. Naturally, your culinary tour is incomplete until you enjoy one last Argentinian feast at El Viejo Aknacén.

Suggested Accommodation

  • Hotel Kenton Palace

As your wonderful culinary adventure in Argentina comes to an end, you’ll be picked up and driven to the airport to catch your flight home.

Included

  • Cost of accommodation (double room based on two people sharing) for a total of 13 nights (alternative but similar accommodation may be used at certain times of the year)
  • Half Board: Breakfast in all destinations, with four lunches and three dinners as outlined during excursions
  • Taxes
  • Entrance fees (excluding video camera fee) for attractions, and park fees for all guided excursions as illustrated in the itinerary
  • Tax and service charge at the hotels, as well as mandatory luggage handling fees at hotels based on one piece per person

Not included

  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Visa arrangements and fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional tours
  • Personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages, telephone calls, laundry, camera fees, spa and business facilities in the hotel
  • Video and professional still camera fees during excursions
  • Gratuities for drivers, tour directors, local guides, naturalists and hotel staff
  • Meals (unless specified)
  • Optional attractions and excursions (unless specified)