This trip combines rural tourism in Mendoza and the main attractions of Buenos Aires such as tango tour with visit Milongas (tango clubs) where you will discover the authentic Tango of Buenos Aires. You will have a trip to the Cuyo region which is famous for its wine. This trip includes accommodation in an Ecological Hotel (100% built with sustainable building principles). You will participate in a program of rural tourism and getting a genuine contact with the local community and their lifestyle.

 

DEPARTURE TIME  Upon request
INCLUDED
All airport transfers (shared services, except for Buenos Aires: private car) Excursions mentioned on the above itinerary, except for optional tours
English Speaking guide for all excursions 10 nights of accommodation in double rooms
Meals: breakfast at the hotels + 1 lunch and 2 dinners at EcoLodge + 1 lunch and 1 dinner at the rural program
NOT INCLUDED
Travel insurance or medical assistance Optional tours
Personal expenses such as tips, laundry, phone calls, etc. Domestic flights

 

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Day 1

ARRIVAL IN BUENOS AIRES: Arrival at Ezeiza International Airport and transfer by private car to the hotel. Free afternoon. Accommodation.
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Day 2

BUENOS AIRES, CITY TOUR: Morning, pick up at the hotel for a city tour visiting the main neighborhoods and attractions, starting at Plaza de Mayo and the historic quarter with its major buildings such as the Cabildo, the Cathedral, the National Bank building and then take a short walk along Avenida de Mayo to discover the old cupolas and landmarks of Spanish and French style. We move through the bohemian neighborhood of San Telmo and then continue towards La Boca, one of the most popular districts of the city where you can walk along its “open air museum” Caminito. At noon we visit a “Conventillo” (typical house where European immigrants who came to our country in the late nineteenth century lived). We know the owners, two local artists, visit their studio and enjoy a homemade lunch. We end the tour in the neighborhood of Recoleta, visiting the tomb of Evita Perón in its famous cemetery. Total time: 4 hours. Afternoon free to explore the area, its green spaces and some of the major museums.
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Day 3

BUENOS AIRES, TOUR BIKES + AUTHENTIC TANGO NIGHT: Free day to explore the city on your own. We suggest a bike tour through the neighborhood of Palermo, visiting its parks, forests with its lake, the Barrio Parque with its large mansions that now serve as embassies or private homes, the residential neighborhood of Belgrano and other attractions in the north of the city. Total duration: 3 hours approx. with various stops along the ride. In the late afternoon we prepare to visit, along with our expert tango tour guide, some of the major Milongas in the city. These spaces have been throughout the years the meeting point for locals who practice this phenomenon every day, many of which are located in neighborhood clubs or ancient halls, where you can also dine in their canteens. We take a group class to learn the main steps of this typical dance of Rio de la Plata, considered Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. At night, back to the hotel on your own. Accommodation.
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Day 4

BUENOS AIRES / MENDOZA: Transfer to domestic airport in Buenos Aires in a private vehicle for your flight to the city of Mendoza. Arrival and transfer to hotel. Free day to explore the city on your own. Accommodation.
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Day 5

MENDOZA: Morning free to explore the city on your own. In the afternoon we visit typical wineries of Mendoza, knowing in depth the process of wine, visiting vineyards to taste different varieties of wine. Return to hotel. Accommodation.
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Day 6

MENDOZA / ECO LODGE: At noon we move to the area of ​​Lujan de Cuyo, on the outskirts of the city of Mendoza to spend the day in a rural type hotel, built following the criteria of sustainable construction. The owners welcome us to tell us details of construction and the current operation of the inn. In the afternoon we´ll take a horse ride through this rural area, enjoying the sunset between the mountains and appreciating the beauty of the place. At night, they´ll be waiting for us with a homemade dinner to be enjoyed in the quiet of the inn. NOTE: the place has few hours of electricity (for generator), has a rustic style with basic services. Towels or sheets are not included. It has pool (opening from November to March).
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Day 7

ECO LODGE: Full day at the lodge to enjoy the pool (only available in summer) or relax in this peaceful place. The program includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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Day 8

ECO LODGE / RURAL TOURISM PROGRAM: After breakfast we leave to another rural area of ​​Mendoza, about 90 km from the lodge to participate in a community based tourism project. Dinner and accommodation (private rooms, the bathroom can be shared depending on the number of passengers and the availability of the place).
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Day 9

RURAL TOURISM PROGRAM: Full day to visit the members of this project, going from one place to another by bike with a coordinator / guide who accompanies us throughout the tour. We visite a farm where the owner greets us with breakfast and tells the details of the program, its current activities, awards, etc. We then move to an organic farm, where we can reap some fruits or vegetables (depending on time of year), and then arrive at a small winery where its owners (two older brothers) tell us the secrets of artisanal wine, work in the vineyard and the main differences with the larger wineries that use the latest technologies and most are exporters of wine. At noon lunch in the village old bar and to later visit some local artisans, that rescue ancient techniques. Accommodation in rural house (private rooms, the bathroom can be shared depending on the number of passengers and the availability of the place).
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Day 10

MENDOZA / BUENOS AIRES: Transfer to the airport in Mendoza (located 100km) to catch your flight back to Buenos Aires. Arrival and transfer to hotel by private car. Free time to buy souvenirs and memories of the city. Accommodation. Optional: you can assist to a Tango Show to enjoy a dinner with tango professional dancers and live orchestra. This way, you can discover the contrast with the tango at the Milongas. Price: $90 per person, including dinner, wine and beverages (open bar), transfer in / out.
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Day 11

BUENOS AIRES: Transfer by private car to Ezeiza International Airport.

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