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Argentina & Uruguay: Tracing Gaucho Roots
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Argentina & Uruguay: Tracing Gaucho Roots

10 days & 9 nights, Private Journey

Buenos Aires, Mendoza & Jose Ignacio

Experience some of the highlights of Argentina and Uruguay on this fascinating journey. Buenos Aires offers an incredible variety of historical and cultural sights, museums, performances, and culinary adventures. Then fly west to the wine country of Mendoza where you'll visit some of the country's acclaimed wineries and have the option to visit nearby Mount Aconcagua, the tallest peak on the continent. End your journey with some serious relaxation on the golden beaches of Uruguay's Punta del Este.

  • Day 1
    Arrive Buenos Aires

    Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, a city of grand architecture and European influences, you will be welcomed by your Cox & Kings local representative and accompanied to your hotel.

    Preferred: Legado Mitico
    Elite: Algodon Mansion - 3 Nights
  • Day 2
    Buenos 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 docklands of Puerto Madero; La Boca with its multicolored houses and soccer stadium; the parks, gardens and mansions of Palermo; and elegant Recoleta, home to the cemetery where many of the country's most famous sons and daughters (including Eva Peron) are laid to rest.

    Preferred: Legado Mitico
    Elite: Algodon Mansion
    (B, L)
  • Day 3
    Buenos Aires

    Enjoy the morning at leisure. If you're feeling adventurous, cross the Rio de la Plata to the charming colonial city of Colonia in Uruguay. Or spend the day as a gaucho at a nearby estancia (ranch), complete with a traditional Argentinean BBQ.

    This evening, head to the historic neighborhood of San Telmo for dinner and an authentic tango show

    Preferred: Legado Mitico
    Elite: Algodon Mansion - 3 Nights
    (B, D)
  • Day 4
    To Mendoza

    Enjoy the morning at leisure.

    Then, fly west to the heart of Argentinean wine country in Mendoza where you will escorted to your hotel.

    Preferred: Entre Cielos
    Elite: Cavas Wine Lodge
    (B)
  • Day 5
    Mendoza

    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 Mendoza

    Preferred: Entre Cielos
    Elite: Cavas Wine Lodge
    (B, L)
  • Day 6
    Mendoza

    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

    Preferred: Entre Cielos
    Elite: Cavas Wine Lodge
    (B)
  • Day 7
    To Punta del Este / Jose Ignacio

    Today, you fly to the international beach resort of Punta del Este in Uruguay via Buenos Aires. Upon arrival, you will be met and escorted to your hotel.

    Preferred: La Viuda de Jose Ignacio
    Elite: Playa Vik - 3 Nights
    (B)
  • Day 8
    Jose Ignacio

    Spend the day exploring the beaches of Punta del Este. You'll also tour the town as well as the house of Uruguayan artist Carlos Paez Vilaro, a private museum of contemporary Latin American art and a panoramic viewpoint. After lunch, savor a relaxing afternoon at the beach or exploring the town, and then return to your hotel for an evening at leisure.

    Preferred: La Viuda de Jose Ignacio
    Elite: Playa Vik
    (B, L)
  • Day 9
    Jose Ignacio

    Today, enjoy a full day of leisure at your hotel. Take a relaxing dip in the pool, stroll along garden pathways, or hit the nearby beaches. If you're in the mood for some pampering, spa services can be arranged. If you're up for adventure, embark on one of many optional activities that can be scheduled.

    Preferred: La Viuda de Jose Ignacio
    Elite: Playa Vik
    (B)
  • Day 10
    Depart Jose Ignacio

    Bid farewell to Uruguay today as you are escorted to the airport for your onward flight.

    (B)
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