Our daughter is studying abroad in Buenos Aires and we wanted to visit her and see Argentina. Our travel agent sent us many interesting options for our 12 trip. We are a family of 4 and our children are adults(20 and 22). Every flight, every tour and every pick up to and from our destinations were PERFECT. Everyone was courteous and friendly aside from knowledgeable. We went to Bariloche for 3 nights, Buenos Aires for 3 nights, and Mendoza for 4 nights. Our accommodations were perfect and our pre arranged activities met our expectations. The hotel in Bariloche is the most picturesque setting imaginable. The hotel in Buenos Aires was perfectly located for our activities. The lodge in Mendoza was the closest thing to heaven we have ever experienced.
In Bariloche, the tram car and view from Campanaria was the most spectacular sight I have ever encountered. OMG OMG OMG and our dinner at the Butterfly restaurant was beyond special. The tiny treasure should not be missed by any foodie. A seven course meal paired with wine for each course was a steal for 4 people at $390 American dollars.
In Buenos Aires, the private city tour was fascinating. Learning the checkered past of Buenos Aires was eye opening. Our guide was so knowledgeable and took us to all of the spectacular neighborhoods that make up this interesting city. Its European influence is undeniable. The Recolleta cemetery should not be missed. Our travel agent set up a dinner in a “closed door” restaurant iLatina which was another incredible dining experience.
In Mendoza, we could have stayed in our private villa at the lodge and been perfectly content as they had their own wine classes, cooking classes, spa, entertainment, our own swimming pool and hot tub, private cellar wine tasting dinners and meals served in front of our rooftop fireplace! We did have several prescheduled winery visits including the most amazing 5 course lunch and wine tasting at the Susanna Winery seated on an outdoor patio overlooking the vineyard!!!!!! NOT TO BE MISSED!!