12-day trip

Buenos Aires, Gauchos and Beaches

From 6220 PP


Unwind and indulge

This is a relaxed trip for those looking to unwind, recharge and indulge a little while getting under skin of Argentina and Uruguay.

Begin in the beautiful city of Buenos Aires with an introduction to its rich culture and history on a privately guided walking tour as well as an invitation into the home of a local chef for a memorable dinner. Based out of a charming boutique hotel in a buzzing barrio, you’ll have plenty of time to explore at your own pace, too.

Then head into the countryside outside of Córdoba for a stay at a wonderful family-owned estancia and days spent getting a taster of the gaucho lifestyle as you ride horses across rolling hills, lend a hand with ranching, try your hand at polo or simply relax and enjoy the fabulous homegrown food and Argentine wine.

Cross the Río de la Plata into Uruguay and head to José Ignacio, an exclusive but bohemian fishing village, for four final nights at one of Vik’s art-filled beachside retreats and some fabulous food and wine experiences.


Trip highlights

  • Exploring the vibrant culture of Buenos Aires

  • Riding with gauchos on an authentic estancia

  • A stay at the chic Bahia Vik in Uruguay

  • A selection of delectable culinary and wine experiences


What's included

  • 11 nights of luxury accommodation

  • Tours, experiences and activities

  • Internal flights and private transfers

  • Price per person based on two people

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    Jardin Escondido, Buenos Aires
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    Estancia Los Potreros, Córdoba
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    Traditional asado
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Created to maximize the benefits to people and place, while minimizing the environmental footprint.

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Days 1 — 4

Beautiful Buenos Aires

There’s no better introduction to Argentina than Buenos Aires. Take in handsome neoclassical and art nouveau architecture along tree-lined avenues under glass-clad skyscrapers, cobbled side streets, historic parks and buzzing nightlife. Its mixture of distinct neighbourhoods reflect its past as a country of immigrants – mostly from Spain and Italy but also from across Europe and the Middle East – that has resulted in something unique.

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Days 4 — 8

Estancia adventure

Fly west to the city of Córdoba, heading a short way north into the rolling Sierras Chicas hills to Estancia Los Potreros. Family owned for over a century, and with a permanent team with a collective combined experience here of about the same, this is a home as much as it is a working farm. Every day at the estancia is different. The would-be gauchos amongst you can canter along grassy hilltops, take a dip in natural rock pools, visit local churches on horseback, help round up the young horses, learn how to lasso, or have a go at polo.

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Days 8 — 12

Uruguayan sands

Return to Buenos Aires to take a ferry across the Río de la Plata to the cobbled streets of Colonia del Sacramento, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Uruguay’s oldest towns dating back to 1680. From here, follow the coast to José Ignacio, a sleepy fishing village that during the summer months attracts a rather well-heeled crowd from around Latin America, drawn here by the small collection of stylish hotels, fabulous restaurants and cool Atlantic breeze.

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Jose Ignacio credit Jimmy Baikovicius

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Buenos Aires, Gauchos and Beaches
6220 PP
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