Travels In Argentina

Proposed HMWS wine/culture tour of Argentina in March 2018 arranged by Sophie Jump of Chakana Wines

Provisional Itinerary

(Links are mainly to Wikipedia articles)

 

sophie500sq“At this stage it’s an outline for travel on the suggested dates. We’ve checked all the connecting flights for this. The only part that didn’t work was Peninsula Valdes but I think you have a lot to be going on with here!
If you think this has legs we can work on initial costing estimates and detail. I am confident that we can organise a fabulous trip for you.” – Sophie Jump

 

 

Day 1

  • Arrive Buenos Aires (Ezeiza). Pick up at the airport. Transfer to the hotel
  • Visit to the Cemetary – Recoleta
  • R and R

Day 2

Day 3

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  • Boat ride and visit to Region Tigre
  • R and R

Day 4

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  • Check out. Pick up at the hotel. Transfer to airport to travel to Iguazu
  • Transfer to Hotel
  • R and R

Day 5

(video by Gillian Fieldhouse)

  • Full day Argentine falls

Day 6

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Day 7

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  • Check out + transfer to the airport. Flight to Mendoza
  • Hotel in Chacras de Coria
  • R and R

Day 8

  • Winery visits in Lujan de Cuyo, a wine-producing sub-region of Argentina’s largest viticultural area, Mendoza. Located in a valley just south of Mendoza City itself, the Lujan de Cuyo region is home to some of the most famous names in Argentinean wine, including Catena ZapataBodega Septima and Cheval des Andes. Unsurprisingly, Malbec is the region’s most-important grape variety, producing bold, intensely flavored red wines.
  • Asado (barbecue) dinner with Chakana

Day 9

Day 10

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  • Activities in Uco Valley – Mountain tour? Quebrada del Condor National Park horse  riding?

Day 11

  • Transfer to the airport to fly to Ushuaia – Flight via Cordoba. Ushuaia, located on the Tierra del Fuego archipelago, the southernmost tip of South America, is nicknamed the “End of the World.” The windswept town, perched on a steep hill, is surrounded by the Martial Mountains and the Beagle Channel. It’s the gateway to Antarctica cruises and tours to nearby Isla Yécapasela, known as “Penguin Island” for its penguin colonies.
  • Transfer to the hotel
  • R and R

Day 12

Day 13

  • Half day activities + transfer to the airport. Fly to El Calafate, a town near the edge of the Southern Patagonian Ice Field in the Argentine province of Santa Cruz. It’s mainly known as the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park, home to the massive Perito Moreno Glacier, whose ever-shifting icy landscape is popular for hiking and sightseeing. A modern interpretive center called the Glaciarium serves as a primer on the region’s numerous glaciers.

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  • Transfer to the hotel.
  • R and R

Day 14

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Day 15

  • Iceberg Boat Tour
  • R and R

Day 16

  • Flight to Buenos Aires – R and R

Day 17

  • Check out + Transfer to the airport + Flight to UK

 

Interested

  1. Benson, Renna
  2. Dias, Bernard
  3. Dias, Ramani
  4. Greenwood, Jane
  5. Kraam, Abdullah
  6. Lee, Tony
  7. Lyles, Jackie
  8. Murphy, Carol
  9. Murphy, Peter
  10. Stanier, Tony

 

Last updated 19 May 2017