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.

PERITO MORENO KAYAK EXPERIENCE IN EL CALAFATE

We invite you to visit the world famous Perito Moreno Glacier on a kayak experience that grants you exclusive access to the natural site and offers a truly unique perspective. You will get to witness this stunning glacier from your kayak, at lake-level!

We begin with free exploration, to take in the sights and sounds of the breathtaking site as we walk through the footbridge and gawk at the incredible viewpoints along the way. Then we will head to the Meeting Point, located near the main parking area, where the team will greet and brief you.

Afterwards we will get dressed in state-of-the-art gear as the guides give us a rundown as well as an in-depth safety briefing. No previous kayaking experience is necessary; the kayak experts will explain how to paddle among the astounding glacial waters.

Once prepared and briefed we depart, with kayaks in hand, to Los Témpanos beach. We will paddle down towards the glacier so that it is facing us the whole time. We will stop for a postcard picture moment and learn more interesting facts about the fascinating Perito Moreno area in Patagonia.

There are two options for the activity:

A) Full Day – Including Transfer from El Calafate (Lunch Box included): You will be picked up from the hotel in El Calafate, then enjoy a 74 km drive to Los Glaciares National Park, arriving at about 9:30. Then you will have two hours to explore every corner of Perito Moreno Glacier by yourself.

  1. B) Excursion Only – Without Transfer (self-drive or alternative transfer required): You have to be at the Meeting Point at 10:50 am.

For both options, the experience starts at 11:00 at the Meeting Point, located close to the main parking area, where the team will greet and brief you about the experience. After selecting your gear and getting ready, we will walk to the waterside for a safety briefing and warm up. You will be provided with a Gore-Tex dry suit, thermal suit, boots, gloves and a life jacket.

Then, you will paddle for an hour and a half in Lago Argentino on the north face of Perito Moreno Glacier, returning at 2 pm to the dome for hot drinks and snacks. Afterwards, the experience is over and Full Day Paxes will take the transfer back to El Calafate at 3 pm.


GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Equipment: Double kayak. Waterproof dry suit, thermal suit, boots, life jackets.
  • Not included: Entrance fee to Los Glaciares National Park. Paid in ARS (cash only) at the entrance of the park.
  • Option A – Full Day: Round trip transfers from hotels in El Calafate + 1,5 hours kayaking + Lunch Box, snacks and hot drinks. Duration: Full Day. Pick up: from 07:30 / Return to El Calafate – hotel 17:00.
  • Option B – Excursion only (without transfer): Includes 1,5 hours kayaking + Snacks and hot drinks. Duration: 3 hours approx. From 11:00 to 14:00 approx.
  •  Departures: Everyday – except June & July
  •  Difficulty: Average. No previous kayaking experience needed.
  • Min-Max capacity: 2-20 pax
  • Minimum age required: 14 years old. People between 14 and 18 years old must be accompanied by their parents or legal tutor
  • Cancellation policy: Tour guides may cancel the activity if the weather conditions are considered inadequate.


 

 

HOMEMADE FOOD & WARMTH IN EL CALAFATE

An unforgettable dinner in a warm homey atmosphere. Enjoy a regional homemade meal made with love, between talks and laughs, feeling at home.


The evening’s host is Gabo, who says that what he likes most is to receive visitors; enjoy their company, long chats, mates, walks, and of course, food. His passion is to cook for his guests with love, time and dedication, honoring the popular saying “the kitchen is the heart of the home”.

Gabo welcomes you at his cozy cabin to cook and make you feel at home with the aroma of homemade food, chatting and sharing a drink. He proposes to know El Calafate in a different way, knowing its people and places from the point of view of a local person while sharing a dinner listening to good music and making new friends. 

This experience will take you to savor homemade food in a warm and welcoming atmosphere, with dishes made with regional products, accompanied by wines selected from Argentine and Patagonian wineries that respect the aromas and flavors in a harmonious and pleasant way to the palate.

The dinner proposal includes a welcome drink, entrance, main course, dessert and drinks. It has two fixed menus; a “traditional” one, based on regional cuisine and adapting the raw material of the area in an unforgettable journey of flavors; and the other “vegetarian” menu, designed so that those who opt for this type of food in which most of the ingredients used are selected from local organic farms can also enjoy this experience.

At a large table with a maximum of 12 people, you can taste the delicacies that Gabo cooks in his own kitchen while talking with him and with all the guests, appealing to the principles of the house: enjoy life, feel at home, cook with love and make new friends.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • The 3-step menus are fixed (may vary) and must be chosen at the time of booking. Please, ask for an alternative dessert dish should the diner request it.
  • 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 drink or menu upgrade with 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 drink or menu upgrade with ½ bottle of Saurus Malbec wine.
  • Transfers and wine are not included.