The Highlights in Style
A short but very, very sweet itinerary!
While not an itinerary that takes in all of the many locations that Argentina offers, this really does take in the best of them and uses some of the highest quality hotels we have come across on our travels….if you are looking to spoil yourself for service, location, accommodation and food then this is definitely the pick of the bunch. Each of the hotels has been selected as they fit ideally with their location and really allow you to experience the essence of each location in the utmost style. Definitely the sort of itinerary that we are huge fans of!!
London to Buenos Aires
Fly overnight from London Heathrow to Buenos Aires on British Airways departing 2155 arriving 0735 the following morning.
Met on arrival and transferred to the Park Hyatt - Palacio Duhau to stay for the next 3 nights on a B&B basis. This outstanding hotel is a clever marriage of the new and the old. Formerly a private house and owned by one of the most powerful families in Argentina, the old section of the hotel features a tea room, and open verandah restaurant that looks out over the private gardens and back to the new section. Featuring a world class restaurant, superb spa and being located in the heart of the Recoletta district, this is definitely the best hotel in the city at the moment.
Met and transferred to the airport for the flight across to El Calafate. Met on arrival and transferred to Eolo to stay for 3 nights on a B&B basis. Set just outside the town, the Eolo is a stunning property that has really managed to capture the very essence of the Patagonian steppe. Each of the rooms, while fairly simple, really brings the outside in, in total comfort. With a staggering wine list, superb food and the best service we have experienced in South America, this is truly the place from which to explore the nearby Perito Moreno Glacier and the Los Glaciares National Park. - includes all activities and the Big Ice Trek on day 6.
Mendoza and the winelands
Transferred in the morning back to the airport in time for the flight up to Mendoza, the centre of the Argentine wine growing district. Met on arrival and transferred to the superb Cavas Wine Lodge to stay for 3 nights on a B&B basis. A series of Gaudi-esque villas, each of the rooms in the Cavas has all the amenities that you could possible look for, private plunge pools, rooftop area etc. On top of this, they are all placed amongst the vines of the lodge and so the feeling immersion could not be more complete. The lodge has wine tasting evenings and a whole host of activities. - all activities are included.
Back to London
Met and transferred back to the airport in time for the flight to Buenos Aires. Met and transferred to the International Airport in time for the 1325 British Airways flight back to London Heathrow arriving 0640 the following morning.
Please note that the above is on a B&B basis unless otherwise shown and the cost does not include international flights.