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Argentina: Fine Wines and Polo Pitches

Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Cordoba, San Antonio de Areco

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This example itinerary

from £7,070 $8,110 pp

12 days

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Highlights

  • Discover the history and culture of Buenos Aires
  • Visit the Pampas for a taste of gaucho farm life and gourmet traditions 
  • Explore the lakes and pine forests of Northern Patagonia
  • Enjoy walking in the spectacular mountain scenery of Southern Patagonia
  • Visit the powerful waterfalls and steamy rainforests in Iguazu

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12 days

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What’s Included

  • Three nights with breakfast at The Alvear Buenos Aires
  • Three nights with breakfast at The Vines 
  • Three nights full board at El Colibri 
  • Two nights full board at La Bamba de Areco 
  • Private guided shopping and culinary experience in Buenos Aires
  • Two full-day polo lessons 
  • Private wine tastings in Mendoza 
  • Private wine tasting at the Park Hyatt Buenos Aires 
  • All domestic transfers

Example Itinerary

Day 1-3

Buenos Aires

  • Exclusive day at a private polo farm on the outskirts of the city, including VIP tickets to a polo match (dates depending) 
  • Personal shopping and culinary discovery with our friend in town

Access closed doors in Buenos Aires with our local experts and influential friends living in the city. Every experience is 100% tailor-made for you ensuring each day feels personal. 

On arrival at Ezeiza international airport, our private guide and driver will be waiting to fast-track you through the airport and drive you to the Alvear Palace Hotel. We have created this adventure in Buenos Aires for anyone with a passion for polo, fine dining and fashion. True Travel will give you exclusive access to the VIP polo scene. Take private polo lessons with some of the best players in the world and personal shopping experiences to discover the most exciting emerging fashion designers (often working in tucked-away boutiques by appointment only). 

Travel to Buenos Aires during November and December, and we can arrange VIP tickets to the best matches at the time. As ever, we will reserve tables at the top restaurants in town, giving you an eclectic overview of the culinary scene in this exciting city. We will also arrange a private wine tasting in the cellar of the Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau, which offers one of the most exclusive wine experiences in Buenos Aires.

Day 4-5

Mendoza

  • Private access to some of the best vineyards in Argentina
  • Relax in style and comfort at this exclusive resort and spa

Mendoza is famed for its vine-filled valleys spread beneath the snowy peaks of the Andes Mountains. 

This morning you will fly from Buenos Aires to Mendoza, where a representative of The Vines hotel will be waiting to take you to the lodge in the Valle de Uco. Here we will include two half days with our private wine guide and driver to take you to some of the best boutique vineyards in Mendoza. You will enjoy fantastic wine-tasting and table reservations for lunch at some of the best restaurants in the area. 

The Vines has a fantastic spa and restaurant. We always recommend leaving plenty of time to relax and enjoy the hotel and its luxury facilities. Each day will be personalised to suit your preferences. Beyond its wine production, Mendoza is also a beautiful region for mountain walks, biking, horseback riding and trekking.

Day 7-9

Cordoba

  • Private polo lessons with expert polo players 
  • Enjoy the luxury facilities of this farm and private polo club

Tucked into the Sierras of Cordoba, days at El Colibri can be spent horseback riding, playing polo, swimming in the pool and exploring the family cattle ranch. The restaurant is excellent and known for its fresh produce and innovative menu. 

Flight schedules permitting, you will fly directly from Mendoza to Cordoba today, where the team at El Colibri will drive you to this private polo estancia in the Sierra hills. El Colibri was founded by Raoul Fenestraz, who created the El Colibri Polo Club team. The team competes in numerous national tournaments on horses bred and trained on the estate. The two large fields are equipped with an irrigation system for optimum lawn quality all year round and excellent players living on the estate for top-class polo tuition during your stay.

Day 10-12

San Antonio de Areco

  • A taste of authentic gaucho life and a culinary masterclass
  • Ride polo ponies trained to perfection by international polo players

Arrive at Estancia La Bamba de Areco, a 90-minute drive from the airport with time to swim and settle in before enjoying one of La Bamba’s famous Asado barbecue dinners. 

La Bamba is one of the oldest estancias in Argentina and home to the international polo team that bears its name. During the polo season (September to December), you can watch matches in action and play with the team when they are not in tournaments. This dreamy luxury estancia is the perfect place to pause and reflect on your Argentine adventure before returning home. 

Whether you are a great cook or just passionate about good food, we highly recommend spending lunch with the esteemed local chef, Paula. Her home-style cooking lessons at her own kitchen in San Antonio de Areco are always fun and welcoming as guests help to prepare traditional Argentine recipes. Return home with a few recipes you can make when you find yourself missing the tastes of Argentina.

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