Day 1 Buenos Aires Arrive at any time.
Pre nights are recommended to fully enjoy this vibrant city and take part in the optional activities available.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Buenos Aires/Mendoza (1B) The impressive snow-capped Aconcagua looms in the background of this laid-back city, drawing adventure seekers and wine enthusiasts alike. Famed worldwide for the high quality wine produced in this region, Mendoza makes the perfect base to discover wine country. Enjoy the slow pace of this desert town with large parks, charming plazas, and lively evenings where locals mill about outside the many cafés, bars and restaurants on offer on Avenida Arístides.
Plane (2.00 hour(s))
Day 3 Mendoza (1B, 1L) Head out early and drive into the mountains; trek to Cerro Arenales and Cerro Lomas Blancas in Cordón del Plata for beautiful views of the Andes.
Cordón del Plata Hike
Day 4 Mendoza (1B) Spend the day cycling through vineyards and stop at wineries en route to sample the world-famous Malbec. In the evening, take an overnight bus to Bariloche.
Mendoza Cycling Wine Tour
Overnight bus (19.00 hour(s))
Day 5 San Carlos de Bariloche (1B) Towering snow-capped peaks surround Lake Nahuel Huapi, creating the perfect photo at every turn, it's hard to deny that Bariloche is a photographer's paradise. There is plenty to see and do no matter the season. Winter draws skiers and snowboarders from near and far to carve through the excellent snow cover. In summer, hikers and mountain bikers abound taking advantage of the many trails to explore in the area. If that's not enough, Bariloche is Argentina's chocolate capital offering chocolate of all kinds to delight the senses.
Day 6 San Carlos de Bariloche (1B, 1L) Depart early in the morning for whitewater rafting on Class III/IV rapids. Enjoy the thrilling ride and navigate down the river to the Chilean border. En route stop for a traditional barbecue lunch before returning to Bariloche.
Day 7 San Carlos de Bariloche Enjoy a free day in Bariloche to take advantage of the optional activities in this picturesque town.
Day 8 San Carlos de Bariloche/Buenos Aires (1B) Fly to the capital city of Argentina, Buenos Aires, the city of Tango! When you are done exploring, settle your weary feet and enjoy a drink in one of the many sidewalk cafes and restaurants. You'll soon begin to understand the contemplative Argentine way of life.
Get together for one last meal—and a final bottle of wine. This will be your last chance to try Argentina's succulent bife and parrilladas, so dig in and enjoy!
Plane (1.50 hour(s), 1640km)
Day 9 Buenos Aires (1B) Depart at any time.