Argentina Wine and Tango Tour

Overview: Wine Tango Tour

Undoubtedly, tango holds a privileged position in the worldwide perception of Argentina. While it is usually known as a dance and a style of music, tango also contains a particular language (lunfardo), certain usages and customs, and even a characteristic philosophy identifying tango dancers.

Argentina is known for tango, but also has become one of the top wine producers of the New World. Its flagship grape, the Malbec, is internationally recognized as the best in class. Mendoza is the most important wine region of Argentina , as it is the Napa Valley in the USA, Tuscany in Italy or Bordeaux in France. That´s why Mendoza wine tours ensure a privileged wine tasting experience and a closer look at the beautiful scenery and wineries in this area.

This premium Argentina tango and wine tour package was designed for those tourists anxious to discover the heart of Argentina through its tango and wine culture. This Argentina tango and wine tour starts with two days in Buenos Aires. You will have the opportunity to choose among the best boutique hotels of Buenos Aires—members of Ten Rivers and Ten Lakes. There are few better ways to get an overall sampling of the culture and sights than by taking an Argentine tour. Read about the Tango Wine and Luxury Experience by Ten Rivers and Ten Lake, one of the premier Argentina tango and wine tour options, and find out where best to stay during your tour.

Itinerary: Wine Tango Tour

Days 1 and 2: Buenos Aires & The Tango Experience

You will arrive in the capital city of Buenos Aires to start off your Argentine tour experience. To be close to the wide array of tango hot spots in Buenos Aires, look into the Gurda Tango and Winery Hotel, in the old and traditional San Telmo neighborhood. There are many other choices in this city as well, though, including the hotels in the trendy Palermo Soho Area, the hottest Buenos Aires District, such as the modern Purobaires Hotel, Mine Boutique Hotel, Blue Soho, 1555 Malabia House, or Krista Hotel. See more about each hotel below.

Upon arrival to Buenos Aires International Airport, private transportation will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel of choice. The first day will be free for relaxing, or take some walks around town and get ready to enjoy an evening of tango and dinner.

The hotel concierge will assist you with ideas for things to do during this first day, and will provide the tickets to the tango show and a spectacular dinner in one of the most prestigious tango restaurants of Buenos Aires.

The second day will be fully dedicated to discovering Buenos Aires—its culture, shopping, and the best destinations to visit in the city. Your Argentine tour will be led by a personal bilingual guide.

After these two days, the guests will be transferred to the domestic airport to fly to the Province of Mendoza, the most important wine district of Argentina where Mendoza wine tours will immerse you in a truly unique wine culture.

Day Three: Mendoza

Start the day with a transfer from the airport to Chacras de Coria Lodge. Enjoy a tour and tasting at Alta Vista Winery where 4 glasses of Alta Vista varietals are included. Next, a tour and tasting at Achaval Ferrer Winery with a courtesy tasting is included. Lunch is at the Belasco de Baquedano Winery, along with a tour, tasting, and beverages included. After you have enjoyed the series of Mendoza wine tours, head back to the lodge and stay at Chacras de Coria Lodge. Taxes and breakfast are included.

Day Four

After breakfast, take a pleasant drive through the Agrelo wine country on your way to visit Bodega Catena Zapata, considered the Top Wine producer of Argentina. This is one of the most beautiful and striking wineries in the world, designed as a replica of a Mayan pyramid. You will take a tour of the winery and enjoy a private tasting in the elegant tasting room. Five Catena wines rank in the top 50 wines of South America.

Next, enjoy a short drive to the Dominio del Plata Winery, home to renowned winemakers Susana Balbo and Pedro Marchevsky. This small boutique winery is dedicated to the production of fine wines, with their top brands—the Susana Balbo Signature Series and BenMarco—being the premier wines exported to the United States. Susana Balbo's Malbecs and the BenMarco Carbernet are among the best varietals we've tasted in Argentina.

In the late afternoon, drive to the Ruca Malen Winery, a relatively new winery surrounded by vineyards with spectacular unobstructed views of the Andes. Take a tour, participate in a tasting, and then have a sumptuous lunch before heading back to the lodge to rest up for an evening of activity.

If you have had your fill of winery tours, other excursions can be arranged, including mountain biking, hiking, shopping, a tango lesson, or a relaxing massage.

During the evening, you will have picadas at the Chacras Lodge, then your host will take you to a fine Chacras-area restaurant. For the night, you will be at Chacras Lodge.

Day Five

In the morning, transfer from Chacras de Coria Lodge to Valle de Uco before embarking on a series of tastings and tours in this region. Included are four glasses of different varietals at the Pulenta Estate, a tour and courtesy tasting at Salentein Winery, a tour, courtesy tasting, and lunch at Andeluna Winery. Stay overnight at Valle de Uco Lodge. Taxes and breakfast are included.

Day Six

Start off a new round of Mendoza wine tours after transferring from Chacras de Coria Lodge to Valle de Uco. Included are a tour and courtesy tasting at Salentein Winery; a tour, tasting, and four glasses of different wines and cheese to complement at Andeluna Winery; and concluding with a tour, tasting, and lunch at Altus Winery. Beverages included. Stay overnight at Valle de Uco Lodge.

Day Seven

After breakfast, you'll drive out through the countryside in the foothills to visit the Clos de Siete complex in Vista Flores. Clos de Siete includes the Monteviejo and Flecha de los Andes Wineries. This is one of Mendoza's most storied winery projects, with Michele Roland as the winemaking consultant. Here you will enjoy a tour and private lunch at Monteviejo, along with a tour and tasting.

After lunch you'll continue south through the Uco Valley to the O. Fournier Winery. This modern high-tech winery is producing some of the best blends in South America. The A Crux Malbec, and A Crux blends are fabulous, but the B Crux—a blend of Tempranillo, Cabernt, and Malbec—is one of our all-time favorites. The scenery is awe-inspiring with the Andes as your backdrop, and the visit will be followed by a tasting and a leisurely lunch.

Return to Valle de Uco Lodge for an early evening cooking class, or simply relax with picadas and your favorite Malbec around the pool. A special dinner with winemakers at the lodge is followed by local music and dancing. Stay overnight at Valle de Uco Lodge.

Day Eight

After breakfast, head out through the countryside to the splendid Uco Valley. This is a rural farming and vineyard area close to the Andes and ninety kilometers south of Mendoza City. Ride horseback in the mystic foothills of Estancia El Puesto and take in the awe-inspiring scenery.

After the ride, you'll enjoy a special Argentine asado (barbecue) with the snow-capped peaks of the Andes looking as a backdrop. The asado will include roasted lamb, various prime cuts of Argentine beef, a variety of sausages, empanadas, fresh salads and bread, and of course, a splendid selection of hearty wines.

Note: As an option to horseback riding, other Valle de Uco wineries can be visited, including J&F Lurton, Andeluna, Altus, and O. Fournier.

After lunch, drive to the Salentein Winery, one of the most magnificent in Valle de Uco, and take a tour and a private tasting.

Then a drive down along the Corredor Productivo to Postales del Plata's Valle de Uco Lodge in the heart of the valley. Relax by the pool, have a drink on the veranda, or we can schedule an in-room massage. You can also take a walk through the vineyards here and neighboring fruit orchards. Dinner is at the lodge with more sampling of the fine Valle de Uco wines, before staying overnight at Valle de Uco Lodge.

Day Nine – Mendoza – Buenos Aires

In the morning, transfer back from Valle de Uco Lodge to the airport or other location in Mendoza City.

*For an optional night in Buenos Aires, transfer to Ezeiza´s International Airport.

Hotels: Wine Tango Tour

Gurda Tango & Winery

Puro Baires Boutique Hotel

1555 Malabia House

Mine Boutique Hotel

Krista Hotel

Chacras de Coria

Valle de Uco

Rate Details: Wine Tango Tour

Starting at 3,800 USD per person, which includes:

  • 2 nights lodging in Buenos Aires, gourmet breakfast and a dinner, a tango show, ground transportation from/to airports, and a personal bilingual guide for the city tour.
  • 2 nights at Chacras De Coria.
  • 4 nights in Valle de Uco Lodge, ground transportation from/to airport, all meals mentioned above and activities.

Does not include: extra alcoholic drinks, laundry service, telephone.

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