Argentina: Wine, Culture & la Patagonia

      San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina

      Ho
      Heart of Travel
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      Apr 16 - 28, 2023
      Group size: 6 - 10
      Argentina: Wine, Culture & la Patagonia
      San Carlos de Bariloche, Río Negro, Argentina

      Heart of Travel
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      100 reviews

      Apr 16 - 28, 2023
      Group size: 6 - 10

      About this trip

      We are beyond excited for Heart of Travel's inaugural 14 day/ 13 night excursion to Argentina: Wine, Culture, & Patagonia tour. On this trip we'll experience the bustling metropolitan city of Buenos Aires, making sure to indulge in all the delicious gastronomy, visit world-famous wine country in Mendoza, while also getting a healthy dose of nature and stunning views as we venture into the Southern region of Patagonia. 


      On this tour, we'll start by learning about the arrival of the Spanish, the massive European migrations at the end of the 19th century, and analyze how the history of the nation has impacted modern-day Argentina. We'll spend our days in Buenos Aires watching live tango shows, meandering the ever-charming streets of the city, and sharing meals with a local Argentine family. In Mendoza, taste a local Malbec while also learning about the entire wine-making process, and get an expert's opinion on which bottle you should take home from our in-house sommelier and Program Director extraordinaire, Pamela Aguilar. While in Patagonia, prepare to be in constant awe of the crystal clear glacial lakes, tall mountain ranges, and the quaint Colonia Suiza- the first European settlement in the region. 


      We are thrilled about our 2023 trip to Argentina and we can't wait to share this incredible country with our Heart of Travel family. Keep scrolling to view the complete itinerary. 

      What’s included

      • Accommodation
        13 nights in boutique hotels
      • Fees
        Entrance fees, tickets, local guides for all activities indicated on itinerary
      • 24/7 Assistance
        Heart of Travel tour leaders (fully bilingual) available 24/7 during your trip
      • Meals
        Daily
      • Spanish immersion
        Opportunities for those interested in practicing their Spanish, just let us know!
      • Airfare assistance
        We will help you find the best flight deal for your trip

      What’s not included

      • International airfare
        To/from Argentina
      • Meals
        Meals not indicated on the itinerary
      • Additional tours
        Extra activities done individually during your free time
      • Tips
        Tips to local guides and tour leaders, while not mandatory, are met with deep gratitude

      Available Packages

      Double Occupancy

      Price per person when booking a double occupancy spot. 

      $4,995
      Deposit: $1,000
      Single Occupancy

      Price per person when booking a single occupancy spot. 

      $5,695
      Deposit: $1,000

      Available options



      Itinerary

      Day 1
      Welcome to Argentina!

      Upon arriving at the airport,  your Program Director, Pamela Aguilar, will be waiting to greet you. She will then accompany you to your accommodation to get settled and give you a brief orientation of the area. 


      Once everyone has arrived, we’ll head over to a family welcome dinner in which we’ll experience a typical Argentinian evening. Between conversations, anecdotes, and experiences being shared, we’ll enjoy an authentic Argentina meal as we taste empanadas, an array of local cuts of meat and vegetables on the grill, and local wines. 


      You'll have an unforgettable evening becoming part of an Argentine family descended from Italian immigrants that are passionate about traveling and sharing experiences with people from all over the world. This particular family is so inspired by travelers that they opened their beautiful home in San Isidro, one of the most beautiful residential neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, for guests to come to share great food, delicious wine, and amazing conversation.

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      Ho
      Heart of Travel
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      The Heart of Travel was born out of a deep-rooted love and passion for travel, art, history, food, nature, culture and adventure as well as a call to give back to the communities and people that had already provided us with so much. The travel industry has long been bombarded with double decker tour busses, beach front resorts and cruise ships, often at the expense of the local communities. As a response to this failing system, we began a boutique travel company that allows clients to explore new places in an authentic and non-touristy way, offering travelers a more intimate and unique experience all while removing the stress and hassle of researching, planning, bargain hunting, reserving and more that goes along with planning a trip or vacation.

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      KB
      I had a great time on this trip to Colombia. Everything was organized so well by Heart of Travel — it was my second trip with them. They have a knack of having unique excursions and experiences in the itinerary. Being my 31st country, I was very impressed with the flow of the itinerary, including a little bit of free time so that we could enjoy our surroundings, which was important to me as a solo traveler. I also made some lifelong friends on the trip from the other travelers, as well as our impressive Heart of Travel hosts and local guides.
      By Kim B for Enchanting Pueblos & Transformed Barrios in Colombia on Feb 23, 2024
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      This is my second trip with Heart of Travel and it was absolutely perfect! The HOT hosts and the local guides, along with the planned activities and meals, made this such a memorable experience. We felt very connected to the people and culture, and did not want to leave Colombia! Thank you HOT for the memories. We cannot wait for our next trip with you!
      By Noel G for Enchanting Pueblos & Transformed Barrios in Colombia on Feb 23, 2024
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      By Andrew W for Airport to Antigua: Pick-up/Drop-off on Feb 23, 2024
      HP
      I loved this trip! I greatly appreciated how our guide went above and beyond. The knowledge and expertise of all the guides we interacted with was on point. I loved working with a marine biologist to release baby sea turtles. The groups was small and friendly. I hope to see everyone again in future travels!
      By Heather P for Marine Expedition on Guatemala’s Pacific Coast on Feb 20, 2024
      Our mother emigrated to the United States from Havana in 1953. She was only 17. I've heard stories all my life of how lovely a city it was before the revolution and the beauty of the island. Visiting Cuba now was always going to be an emotional experience for me and to be honest, I had more than a little trepidation about it. The only thing I did not fear were the mechanics of navigating Havana and seeing the countryside. The custom itinerary that Chelsea came up with for our private family tour was fantastic - from the welcome day activities that gave us a feel for the history of Habana Vieja and salsa dancing lessons... an excursion to the UNESCO heritage Viñales Valley... to our final evening of rum and cigar tasting. We feel like we got more than a taste of Cuban culture. We were also impressed by Heart of Travel's commitment to supporting the people of the communities we visited. We felt warm and fuzzy bringing goods that are difficult to obtain in Cuba (like over the counter medication and basic grooming products). By patronizing local casa particulares for lodging, and paladors for dining and cultural experiences, we felt like our dollars could have a positive ripple effect through the local economies. But the greatest component of our visit was the Cuban people we got to meet, beginning with our fabulous tour leaders, Enmanuel and Patricia. There were days when we had to make changes to the itinerary on the fly, and they rolled with everything we threw at them. By the end of the week, they felt like family. I feel so fortunate we entrusted Heart of Travel to create this trip for our family. Thank you to Chelsea and the team!
      By Donna S for Custom Services: Mark & Linda on Feb 18, 2024
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      Heart of Travel is the best for magical and ethical vacations! Chelsea and her incredible team first won me over in Guatemala in 2023 as they planned a beautiful trip that allowed us to see and experience so many different places, people, and things. A helicopter ride, a volcano hike, spa day, meeting the most badass Mayan weaver!!, a once-in a lifetime sunset tour in Tikal - done. I'm still trying to get over this trip lol. They knocked it out of the park again in Cuba for NYE! Chelsea and the spectacular Paloma had us dancing multiple nights away, eating the BEST food, and seeing ALL the sights while also giving us ample opportunity to support the Cuban people and educating us on why that is so important. You will leave their trips with new memories, new friends, and possibly, some new perspectives. Do it!!!
      By Amber S on 08 Feb, 2024
      KL
      Words can’t begin to express the way this trip impacted me! Every single person we met was so amazing, so kind, and truly opened their hearts and lives to us! Cuba, you have left an undeniable mark on my soul… Your people, your colors, your food, your history… Thank you for sharing this world with us! Cannot wait for our next trip! We love you 🥰
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      I just returned from a two week trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos. The trip was an incredible balance of learning, discovery, and recreation. Both the local guides and the Heart of Travel coordinator, Chiva, were excellent!!! The accommodations, food, and itinerary were fantastic. I will definitely travel with Heart of Travel again.
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