A Portrait of Argentina10 days & 9 nights, Private Journey
Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.Private Journey
Buenos Aires, Iguazu, Mendoza & Bariloche
Discover the wonders of Argentina, a vast country with beautiful landscapes and strong European influences. Start by exploring Buenos Aires, where you see the sights and savor a scintillating tango show. Then it's on to the subtropical north for a visit to the thundering cascades of Iguazu Falls. In Mendoza, the heart of Argentinean wine country, enjoy special visits to acclaimed wineries. End your travels in the midst of the spectacular natural beauty of the Argentinean Lake District.
Day 1Arrive Buenos Aires
Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, you will be welcomed by your Cox & Kings representative and escorted to your hotel.
Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.Elite: Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
Preferred: Serena Hotel - 2 Nights
Day 2Buenos Aires
Discover the highlights of the "Paris of South America," including the Plaza de Mayo's cathedral and the Casa Rosada presidential palace. Continue to the old neighborhood of San Telmo with its narrow, cobblestone streets; La Boca with its multicolor houses and soccer stadium; the elegant Barrio Norte neighborhood; and Palermo with its wonderful parks, gardens and magnificent mansions. This evening is dedicated to the heart and soul of Argentina - the Tango. Return to the bohemian and historic neighborhood of San Telmo for a festive dinner and authentic tango show in one of the city's best venues.
.Elite: Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
Preferred: Serena Hotel (B, D)
Day 3To Iguazu
Fly north to Iguazu where you will be met and taken to your hotel that overlooks the thundering cascades of Iguazu Falls. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and voted one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Iguazu Falls are over 8,000 feet wide with more than 260 waterfalls, some of which pour down into the Iguazu River from as high as 210 feet. This afternoon, take a guided walk through the upper falls area for panoramic views over one of the world's great natural wonders.Elite: Sheraton Iguazu Resort & Spa
Preferred: Loi Suites Iguazu - 1 Night (B)
Day 4To Mendoza
Enjoy the morning at leisure to stroll around the grounds of the hotel, visit the falls or simply relax by the pool amid the lush tropical vegetation.
After, you will fly west to the heart of Argentinean wine country in Mendoza where you will be met and taken to your hotel.
Enjoy the balance of the day at leisureElite: Cavas Wine Lodge
Preferred: Entre Cielos - 3 Nights (B)
After breakfast, set off on a full-day exploration of some of the most important wineries of the region. Enjoy a special guided tasting, learn about the unique Argentinean terroir, sample some of the world's best Malbecs and savor lunch in a scenic spot at one of the wineries before returning to MendozaElite: Cavas Wine Lodge
Preferred: Entre Cielos (B, L)
Enjoy the day at leisure. If you like, take one of several optional excursions, including a guided city tour or a journey to mighty Mount Aconcagua, which at nearly 23,000 feet is the highest peak in both South America and the Western Hemisphere.Elite: Cavas Wine Lodge
Preferred: Entre Cielos (B)
Day 7To Bariloche
Fly south to Bariloche and the Argentinean Lake District.
Enjoy the afternoon at leisure.Elite: Llao Lloa Hotel and Resort, Golf Spa
Preferred: Casco Art Hotel - 3 Nights (B)
Embark on a sailing voyage on spectacular Lake Nahuel Huapi. Set sail in the calm waters of the Campanario branch before traveling to Huemul and Gallinas islands. Stop at a natural port to admire the beauty of the area and toast your journey with a glass of Patagonian wine.Elite: Llao Lloa Hotel and Resort, Golf Spa
Preferred: Casco Art Hotel (B)
Venture into the mountains today on an unforgettable adventure. Hike to the cliffs of Brazo Tristeza from where you enjoy magnificent panoramic views and a picnic lunch. This afternoon, spend some time on the pretty beaches of Moreno Lake before returning to your resort
Option: If you're feeling adventurous, choose to rappel down the cliff instead of walking back down.Elite: Llao Lloa Hotel and Resort, Golf Spa
Preferred: Casco Art Hotel (B, L)
Day 10Depart Buenos Aires
Return to Buenos Aires by air to connect with your onward flight.(B)