Best of the Best 2018 - 602
Clockwise from left:
Alpaca taking in the views
of Patagonia; Magellanic
penguins marching; raising
a toast to local wine.
Feast in Buenos Aires, savor the wine country and kayak in quietude.
Gourmet Buenos Aires
Hit the streets of Buenos Aires with a local
chef - stop at wine boutiques and see
asada made at a butcher shop. Later,
head to the chef's home to make fluffy
empanadas. This gastronomically focused,
four-day dive into Buenos Aires includes
an organic farm-to-table venture and a
demonstration of open-fire cooking. This
journey also features a special dinner
at the home of Francis Mallmann, Argentina's
most celebrated culinary expert.
Spend four days paddling among the crags
and cliffs of coastal Patagonia on a remote
bay some 1,000 miles south of the capital.
This kayaking adventure introduces a
little-seen facet of Argentina that's known
mostly for its seaweed harvest, sea lion
colonies, offshore whale sightings and
prolific seabird life (including penguins).
When not in the water, trek among the
glowing opal of a petrified forest, or wake
early to take in the South American dawn.
High-altitude grapes irrigated with pure
Andean waters make for memorable
wines. In the wine capital of Mendoza,
you'll spend a day touring properties and
tasting their offerings, including renowned
Bodegas Salentein. You'll also enliven
your palate with a sampling of yerba mate.
This nine-day viticulture tour winds its
way into Chile to visit vineyards in the
Your Virtuoso travel advisor can arrange these exceptional experiences and more.