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Argentina—Patagonia & the Wine District

Argentina, Chile, South America, Patagonia

from $5,895* per person 8 Days January-March, November
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Classic Journeys 12 people max
  • Buenos aires airport, argentina
  • Culinary & Wine Travel trips
Patagonia is a glorious paradise for your Argentina adventure vacation. When you travel to Argentina with us, you will witness the natural wonders of Patagonia, where great escarpments of glacial ice slice into super-chilled mountain lakes. One day, you’re walking in a high forest carpeted with yellow and orange wildflowers. The next, you’re in a sun-drenched vineyard up against a deep blue backdrop of Andes. Condors soar overhead. Ears up, guanacos graze near your paths. And you’ll realize again how big the outdoors really can feel—whether you’re picnicking on a volcanic slope, lacing on crampons for a glacier walk, or gliding past icebergs to a stunningly remote sheep ranch. Every step of the way on our Argentina tour, you’ll be in the company of local guides, naturalists, and other experts. And we love to show you every wonder in special Classic Journeys fashion—with unique events like a personal welcome at a premiere vineyard, traditional Argentine barbecues, and truly distinctive lodgings. We know of no better place to absorb the grand sweep of nature.

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Argentina, Chile, South America, Patagonia

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Itinerary

Our Patagonia and Mendoza wine tours meet in Buenos Aires (1 night) for a guided walk of the lively city, followed by a festive welcome dinner and passionate tango performance by some of the country’s finest dancers.

A short flight takes us to Mendoza (3 nights) and the “Route of the Wines.” Here in the heart of Argentina’s fine wine region, we’ll have a chance to tour the vineyards with a local agronomist for tastings of fine Cabernets and Malbecs. We’ll also take a spectacularly scenic walk in the foothills of Mt. Aconcagua, one of the seven summits, and linger over a countryside picnic with views of the Andes.

In the morning, we head south by air to El Calafate (3 nights), the gateway to the glacier district. Our boutique hotel overlooks Lake Argentina and is an easy stroll to a bird reserve that teems with flamingo and black-necked swans. The next morning we approach Perito Moreno Glacier by water and explore its surface in the company of our experienced local guide. We’ll picnic on a nearby slope, close enough that we might even hear the cracking of the ancient ice. Another lake cruise among freshly calved icebergs takes us to a working estancia (ranch) in a remote Andean valley.

On our final day, we part company in El Calafate where you can head straight back to Buenos Aires for connecting flights home. If you have some additional time to explore, we have a number of fine options to entice you to linger longer in South America. These include: Ushuaia in southern Patagonia with its Tierra del Feugo National Park and penguin rookery, spectacular Iguazu Falls in northern Argentina, and bordering Paraguay and Brazil. You can even extend your time in the Galapagos on our island-based exploration.

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