Wine & Tango Experience

 

6 days / 5 nights

Day 1: Arrival in Mendoza / City Tour

Welcome to Mendoza!  Your guide will meet you at the airport and accompany you to your hotel. On your way to your accommodations, explore the city of Mendoza and discover its past in a private city tour lead by your expert local guide. Visit Mendoza’s many highlights including Plaza España, Plaza Italia, Plaza Chile, Plaza San Martin and Plaza Independecia, where many mendocinian festivals take place. Later, stroll the pedestrian street Sarmiento with several shops and cafes where many local people meet at midday, before the “siesta” (typical for Mendoza). Walking along the main street, San Martin, we will get to the old part of the city. Go back in time, exploring the foundational area (Mendoza was founded in 1561 by Pedro del Castillo), and visit the museum.

A major earthquake devastated the original foundational area in 1861, being afterwards rebuilt and moved to the west, where the new Mendoza now sits. The destruction of the city led to the planting of trees and construction of squares give Mendoza the characteristics of an oasis. Passing through the forged iron gates, imported from Scotland for the Centenary, access the vast and beautiful General San Martin Park, the most important oasis and lung of the city of Mendoza. Going up a lovely road next to the zoo access, we will arrive at the Gloria Hill. From there, we can see the Frank Romero Day Amphitheater, where the final show of the Harvest Festival takes place. Your tour will end at your Hotel.

 

Pick Up: according to your flight schedule (flight booked on your own)

Hotel: Selected Hotel depending on availability. Contact info@ethakatravel.com for hotel information.

Meals Included: None

 

Day 2: Mendoza wine Cellars- Luján de Cuyo

After a good night’s sleep at your Hotel and enjoying your breakfast, your private transportation will pick you up to take you to a wine tasting experience at three of the most renowned Mendoza wineries located in Luján de Cuyo. Enjoy a delightful lunch at a fourth one. (Wineries to be confirmed according to dates and availability).

 

Pick up: approximately at 09:00 from your Hotel

Hotel: see below

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch (for passengers on wine tour)

 

Day 3: Mendoza wine Cellars- Valle de Uco

After breakfast, your private transportation will pick you up to take you to a Wine tasting experience at two of the most renowned Mendoza wineries located in Valle de Uco. Enjoy a delightful lunch in a third one. (Wineries to be confirmed according to dates and availability).

 

Pick up: approximately at 09:00 from your Hotel

Hotel: see below

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch (for passengers on wine tour)

 

Day 4: Transfer out

 

Hotel – Mendoza Airport

Today you will have the morning at leisure to enjoy all the comfort and luxury of your Hotel. After checking out, your private transportation will pick you up in time to take you to Mendoza airport to catch your international flight.

 

Pick up: according to your flight schedule (flight booked on your own, or we can asist you if you prefer)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Hotel: none

 

Day 4: Arrival in Buenos Aires / City Tour (4 hours)

Welcome to Buenos Aires!

We will start  with a City Tour of Buenos Aires, South America’s most elegant capital.

During this tour, visit the Plaza De Mayo, which is surrounded by the Casa Rosada (Government House), the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo (Old City Hall), built during Spanish rule. At the other end of Avenida de Mayo is the Congress building. We will continue driving along 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest in the world, to see the Colon Theatre, famous Opera House that stages some of the most important artists and musicians from all over the world. Then we continue to San Telmo, the best kept historical neighborhood and eldest district of Buenos Aires. Around Plaza Dorrego, you can find many antique shops. On Sundays an antique market takes place there. Take a walk looking for a souvenir to take back home while listening to tango music. Tango couples dance around San Telmo cobblestone streets. Continue driving to La Boca, the most colorful area with its famous Caminito Street.

We will drive to Puerto Madero Area; with its recycled docks is one of the best restaurants areas that Buenos Aires offers. For full day city tour lunch may be included at this area or can be at leisure on clients own. We will continue our visit with the North area of Buenos Aires. We will drive to the districts of Palermo with its beautiful parks, passing by the City Zoo, the Argentine Horse Track and National Polo Fields. Palermo is beautiful for its artificial lakes, and gardens.

We will visit Recoleta area, one of the city’s glamorous spots. Here you will find the Municipal Cultural Centre, elegant boutiques and excellent restaurants, surrounded by centennial trees. On the Recoleta cemetery you will find the grave of Eva Duarte who became famous as Eva Perón (Evita). The cemetery is the center of this aristocratic neighborhood, as the more relevant personalities of Argentina’s history rest in this place. The mausoleums, pantheons reflect the architectural diversity emerging from the different cultural tendencies Argentina incorporated in its formation as a nation. The cemetery is considered to be one of the most impressive monuments of Argentina.

 

Pick Up: according to your flight schedule (flight booked on your own, we can asist if you preffer 

Hotel: Contact info@ethakatravel.com for Hotel information. Depending on availability.

Meals Included: None

 

Day 5: Buenos Aires Wine discovering

After a good night’s rest at your Hotel and a delicious breakfast, your private transportation will pick you up to take you on a wine tasting where you will be able to explore the Classical Virtual Wine Route, travelling along the main Argentinian wine regions, and selecting the most representative vines from each place. Pictures from three different provinces will virtually take us on this incredible trip. The Northwest represented with Torrontes paired empanadita “Salteñas”, The Patagonia represented with Merlot paired with mushrooms, onions and Parmesan on toasted bread, and finally the Cuyo area represented with Malbec paired with grilled tenderloin, red pepper and onion. After this incredible virtual trip you will begin your Tango experience in Querandi Tangueria; this big house has been established in the city’s historical district since 1867. Founded as a Bar in 1920, and restored in 1992, it is considered to be a "Living Testimony of Buenos Aires Memory” by the Buenos Aires City Museum, and “Notable Bar” by the National Tourist Secretary.

The perfect combination of history, a professional and cared service, our exquisite international cuisine “a la carte”, and a tango show full of artistic quality and authenticity.

 

Pick up: approximately at 12:00 from your Hotel

Hotel: see below

Meals Included: Breakfast, Paired Lunch, Tango show Dinner

 

Day 6: Private Transfer Buenos Aires Airport

After your days exploring Buenos Aires, your private transportation will pick you up in time to take you to Buenos Aires airport to board your international flight.

Pick up: according to your flight schedule (flight booked on your own)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Hotel: none

 

Next scheduled date October 28, 2014

 

​Ethaka Travel hosts groups from 2-20 people. The price varies depending on the number of people. Please contact Ethaka Travel for information on pricing. 

info@ethakatravel.com or 817-914-8601 

 

All Hotels are Premium Hotels. Contact info@ethakatravel.com for more information.

 

 

What’s included:

  • All ground transportation in comfortable vehicle

  • Professional, bilingual guide

  • Two (2) nights lodging in Hotel in Buenos Aires double suite with breakfast

  • Buenos Aires City tour

  • Wine Tasting at La Cava del Querandi, Paired dinner and Tango Show.

  • Three (3) nights lodging in selected Hotel in Mendoza with breakfast

  • 21% taxes in hotels

  • Two (2) days of full days Wine visits in Lujan de Cuyo and Valle de Uco

  • Five (5) winery visits in Mendoza, including two (2) lunches

  • Mendoza city tour

 

Not Included:

  • International or domestic flights

  • Reciprocity fees required for entry in Argentina (remember to buy it online before arrival!)

  • Meals or services not listed in itinerary

  • Gratuities

  • Travel insurance

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