This large, geographically and culturally diverse country has something to offer every traveler. Art and expression abound in the capital city of Buenos Aires. A world-class wine industry flourishes at the foot of the Andes Mountains in central Argentina. Natural beauty resides in breathtaking Iguazu Falls, in Patagonia’s cobalt lakes, and in the unearthly sandstone formations and mountain deserts of the Calchaqui Valley.

Itineraries

The Perfect Pairing

Wine and Landscape

Andean Splendor

Chile & Argentina

Highlights

Buenos Aires

Beautiful Buenos Aires is a city of wide boulevards and architectural grandeur that’s been strongly influenced by the European culture of many of its people. Catch some of the locals, called porteños (people of the port) — do the tango in the neighborhoods of San Telmo, Recoleto or Palermo—or better yet, take a lesson and join in the fun. Take a tour or enjoy a concert in the stunning Teatro Colon—one of the finest opera houses in the world.

Patagonia

Immense, open and desolate, Argentina’s southern-most region is ruled by nature, and you are its guest. In the Lake District you’ll discover villages at the base of snow-covered peaks and at the edge of cobalt-colored lakes. In southern Patagonia near the town of Calafate there’s world-class hiking and camping in the Fitz Roy Range, and be sure to visit the Parque Nacional de Los Glaciares to see the advancing and continuously calving Perito Moreno Glacier.

Iguazu Falls

The border between Argentina and Brazil is one of the natural wonders of the world. Iguazu Falls’ 275 individual drops cascade down through subtropical forests and can be visited from both sides. A number of cat walks on the Argentinian side allow visitors to get an up-close view of the falls—with an incredible top-down view of the gushing Devil’s Throat. For those wanting a longer stay, the nearby Ibera wetlands are a paradise for viewing flora and fauna.

Salta

Founded in 1582, the colonial city of Salta lies in a peak-ringed basin and is the gateway for exploring Northwestern Argentina. Enjoy a meal at one of the city’s plaza-side cafes and visit the excellent Museum of High Altitude Archeology. Take the gondola to Cerro San Bernardo for a panoramic view of the city and beyond, or take the ‘train to the clouds’—a day trip to the high Andean plateau.

Mendoza

Mendoza is one of the nine great wine areas in the world that is renown for the quantity and quality of wines it produces. Although the natural landscape is high and dry, snow melt from the mountains feeds the vineyards. The city of Mendoza is similarly irrigated and has fountains in every plaza. Pedestrian bridges cross water channels lining most streets, creating a wonderful ambiance. Stay in Mendoza or on one of the many wine estates from where you can visit the wineries by bicycle.

Who we support

We believe that to travel responsibly, a portion of our tour cost should benefit communities in need. For this trip, our donation will go to a non-profit organization we support that is having a very positive impact around the world: DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS—a humanitarian-aid organization that provides ongoing emergency medical aid around the world.