Kayaking in Mascardi Lake and Hike-Bariloche

If you stay in Bariloche it is possible to combine in one day a semi-private multi-activity. A perfect option for those active travelers seeking adventure and finding special hidden beaches at the lake and be amazed by the impressive views at Nahuel Huapi National Park.

This is a very complete experience that combines coastal kayaking at Mascardi Lake and a hike on the shore of the Manso River.

We will drive south along Ruta 40, then enter into the National Park and continue up to our base at Mascardi lake. The guide will be waiting for you to start with an introduction on basic kayaking techniques  before starting to explore this beautiful lake. The turquoise waters and the amazing views of the Andes mountains, create a unique and dramatic landscape.

We will stop for a gourmet pic-nick lunch in a remote beach and after a relaxing time we take our kayaks to paddle back to the starting point.

Afterwards, enjoy a nature oriented walk to enjoy this amazing environment of evergreen forest and blue lakes. 

Mascardi  Lake  is the place to be delighted by the incredible natural surroundings and be touched by the quietness of the  unique atmosphere.

An Adventure not to be missed in your next Patagonia visit! 

 

*** The guide will decide the kayaking route according to weather conditions and also the group physical conditions. Paddling prior experience is not required but good physical condition is needed to better enjoy this activity ***

Adventure, Wine and Relax in Mendoza

Discover Mendoza and combine in one stay Leisure, Adventure and Wine & Culinary experiences.

Relax while staying in world-class wine lodges, discover amazing awarded wineries to live a gastronomical experience that will wake your senses or immerse in the Andes for a hike adventure in Quebrada del Durazno. 

Either  Enjoy active holidays or slow travel, Mendoza makes it possible!

On a 5 day trip it is possible to combine great culinary experiences, discover Huarpe local communities and visit the main valleys where the best wines are produced.

Startin Mendoza City with a walking tour to discover the green parks and the city’s iconic sites.In the evening immerse in Argentinean gastronomy, taking time to learn, prepare and be delighted by traditional dishes. Enjoy a fantastic experience cooking in a local restaurant, sharing stories and recipes with the local chef who will tell you about his kitchen secrets.

Wine lovers will be challenged with a wide range of wineries to be visited around Mendoza City. Along with specialized guides, you will visit two different  wineries, tour around their facilities and vineyards to understand the process of elaboration from the harvest of the grapes to the bottling of the wine and finally enjoy a wine testing experience.

For the upcoming days in Mendoza you can choose many options to explore the area:

  • High Mountains visit, where you will get majestic views of Cordon del Plata mountain range and Potrerillos Dam. As you continue, visit Uspallata, a pre-Hispanic settlement of aboriginal Huarpes and the southernmost point of the Inca Empire. Later on, arrive at Puente del Inca (Inca Bridge), a natural architectural work with thermal springs. The trip continues till we reach the viewpoint of Mt. Aconcagua, the colossus of America of 6959 meters, from where we access the Horcones Lagoon and the Aconcagua Provincial Park.
  • High Andes + Trekking Quebrada del Durazno:  Along the way we will see the most beautiful mountains of Mendoza and the small villages on the International Route 7: Potrerillos, Uspallata, Puente del Inca, Penitentes Skiing Resort and Horcones Gorge at the foot of Mt. Aconcagua. Once we arrive at Aconcagua Park, we will start a 2.30 hs trekking through the Quebrada del Durazno with stunning scenery of the Horcones Valley, and an imposing view of Mt. Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America. (6962 masl). On our way back to Mendoza, we will stop in Uspallata to enjoy a late lunch and finally return to the city in the evening.
  • Altos Limpios and Huarpe Native Community: We will drive northeast to visit a Huarpe community. The visit starts with the Telteca Natural and Cultural Reserve. In these drylands there are currently eleven Huarpe communities that still maintain and respect their traditions and social structure. This Reserve protects the forests of native carob, flora and fauna such as the crowned eagle. Then, discover the dunes of Altos Limpios, where we will take a short walk to a viewpoint with beautiful panoramic views. We will continue to the historic town of Asunción to visit one of the Huarpes families where you will taste a homemade lunch: empanadas, bread, pot meat and goat baked in a clay oven will be part of the menu and we can learn about the recipes and customs of the family. After lunch, we will take a walk through the community and we can participate in a small loom workshop, learning the different techniques and taking home what we made.

The last 2 days, discover Uco Valley visiting great wineries framed by Cordón del Plata Mountain range. Stay at the selected boutique hotel or wine lodges with amazing views of the surrounding mountains and vineyards. Visit wineries of world-wide recognized wines due to the quality terroir.

A destination not to be missed in your next Argentina trip. A perfect balance between discovery, gastronomy, adventure and leisure

Culture & Taste inmersion at Bodega Colomé

Culture & Taste inmersion at Bodega Colomé.

Enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience in the immensity of the Calchaquí Valleys. Bodega Colomé offers an incredible combination of taste, art, culture and gastronomy in a one day visit: Colomé Experience.

The experience begins with a welcome drink followed by the  James Turrel Museum Visit the Wine Tasting.

Among vineyards, you will find the only museum dedicated exclusively to the work of the prestigious American artist James Turrell. The light experience is enhanced by focusing on the interplay of space, light and time. Placed at 2300 meters above sea level, the museum is a modern oasis, housing nine of Turrell’s most important light works.

 

Immerse in an authentic culinary experience. A 3 course menu that builds on ancient flavors of the land, surrounded by a gentle environment. The restaurant’s farm-to-table menu is sourced from their own organic farm and orchard.

In the afternoon, get ready for the second activity and enjoy a taste of 3 Premium  wines: Colomé Estate Torrontés, Colomé Estate Malbec, Colomé Auténtico Malbec.

A journey through the heights of the Calchaquíes Valleys which has light, space, time and taste as the protagonist.

Colome Experience is a full circuit including Wine tasting, lunch and a visit to the James Turrell Museum. Please note that the Museum tour is only available for children over 12 years old.

  • Experience hours: 11:30 am / 3 pm. Starting with the Museum or the Winery Visit.
  • Lunch: 12 am to 3 pm
  • Open from Wednesday to Sunday (Monday and Tuesday closed)
  • Groups Max capacity 10 pax.

There is no place like home! Visit Rancho Aparte

If you visit El Calafate, this is an experience you don’t want to miss. Enjoy  Rancho Aparte, one of the best closed-doors restaurants in El Calafate.

This great place is run by Gabo, a charming chef and host. His motto: enjoy life, feel at home, cook with love and make new friends is always in action giving Rancho Aparte a friendly and cosy atmosphere.

Twelve guests is the maximum allowed each dinner and soon everybody engages in lively conversation while Gabo shares some secrets of his cuisine and tells stories about  local traditions. All his preparations are exquisite and abundant and  the place is soon filled with the aroma of his fine cooking creating great expectation about the delicacies that will come.

Just relax and enjoy this memorable experience! Feel at home!

Not included: Transfers. Tips.

Includes: 3-step dinner with a welcome drink, entrance, main course, and dessert. Mineral water, soft drinks and wine.

Current Traditional menu: Entrance: Zucchini cream soup. / Main course: Braised lamb with mustard with wedge potatoes. / Dessert: Cheesecake with Calafate ice cream or white chocolate brownie with semi-bitter chocolate ice cream. / Drinks: Mineral water + soft drinks + ½ bottle of Saurus Malbec wine.

Current Vegetarian Menu: Entrance: Corn cream soup. / Main course: Vegetable au gratin stew. / Dessert: Cheesecake with Calafate ice cream or white chocolate brownie with semi-bitter chocolate ice cream. / Drinks: Mineral water + soft drinks + ½ bottle of Saurus Malbec wine.

Menus could change depending on the season and passengers specific food requirements.