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WINE TOURS

Experience Argentina’s northern wine land in a way others won’t.

 
 

Argentine wine tours

When you take a tour with Panoram, you'll enjoy exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to wineries not offered to the public. You'll visit some of the highest elevation vineyards in the world. You'll have lunches and dinners with owners and winemakers at their wineries, and taste fine and rare wines. You'll be comfortably chauffeured through some of northern Argentina's most breathtaking scenic routes shaped by the mountains and carved out by the ancient, indigenous people. 

Simply put... you'll see and experience Argentina's northern wine-land in a way that others won't.

But Argentina is more than just wine - we want to guide you through the culinary and cultural wonders of our homeland. Argentina is rich in passion, delectable foods, natural splendor and colorful, warm people. 

Your tour guides will be our own Mariano & Angelina Cebrián.

Born and raised in the province of Salta, Argentina where the majority of your tour will take place, Mariano and his team will arrange all activities and coordinate exclusive day trips, excursions, meals, and tastings for an all-inclusive, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

 Tour overview

 

Tour size: 10 people + 2 personal Panoram Tour guides

All hotels are Double Occupancy - Panoram Wine Tours are designed for adults and to be experienced with a companion - whether that be your significant other or a friend. Therefore, wine vacation tours are based on double occupancy. If single occupancy is preferred, contact us for single supplement surcharge and details. If you are interested in a private tour, that can also be arranged.  

Price: $5,650 per person

Your Tour Includes: 

  • Roundtrip private transfers to/from airport and hotels. Mineral water on board

  • All group tour transportation on private, deluxe group vehicle with private chauffeur and your personal tour guides on board

  • 4 destinations - Buenos Aires, Salta city, Cachi, and Cafayate

  • 9 nights accommodations, double occupancy, at some of Argentina's finest boutique hotels, rich in history and comforts

  • 10 full days of activities, private winery tours with owners and winemakers, culinary delights, cultural experiences, and scheduled leisure time to explore on your own

  • 9 Breakfasts

  • 6 multi-course Lunches with wine; including one hands-on culinary cooking course and one lunch with the winemaker (more details in itinerary)

  • 8 exclusive, multi-course Dinners with wine and wine/food pairings alongside sommeliers, chefs and both restaurant and vineyard owners; including one Dinner + Tango Show & Lesson (more details in itinerary)

  • 6 formal wine tastings; including 2 wine blending courses/experiences

  • 2 private Vineyard & Winery tours guided by the Winemakers, Vineyard Managers, and Sommeliers, including 1 Vineyard Harvest Experience - immerse yourself in the entire winemaking process from actually harvesting the grapes in the vineyards to bringing them to the winery for processing and learning the secrets from the the winemaker one-on-one while tasting the wines before and after fermentation (weather permitting; more details in itinerary)

  • 2 privately guided Buenos Aires city tours with English-speaking guide

  • 3 private site-seeing/destination excursions along three of Northern Argentina's most picturesque state routes all shaped by the mountains and carved out by the ancient, indigenous people

  • 2 full days and 2 half days of personal leisure exploration

    • We have bespoke packages for you to select from should you wish to golf, enjoy spa days, take a private plane ride over the vineyards and mountains, visit more wineries not on the scheduled tour, take in another culinary course, enjoy a private city tour, horseback riding through the vines, take an artisan class with local artisans, trek with a local guide, etc. Or - take the time to explore and shop on your own!

  • Museum entrance tickets for leisure half day - Archaeological Museum Pío Pablo Díaz

  • 2 personal Panoram Tour Guides accompanying you throughout the entire tour, both English & Spanish speaking

  • Expert local guides, English-speaking

Not Included: 

  • Airfare - both international and domestic within Argentina. However, we will connect you with our airfare travel agent who knows our schedule and selected flights to ensure the group travels together

  • 4 Lunches on scheduled personal leisure/exploration time

  • 1 Dinner (on the last night - but we'll provide excellent recommendations)

  • Medical & travel insurance

    • Highly recommended. Panoram Tours will not be held responsible should you elect not to have your own coverage.

  • Items of a personal nature, such as room service or mini bar purchases, food or beverages outside of tour program, spa services, bespoke activities, transportation outside of what's provided on the tour, etc.

  • Trip extensions

    • However - should you wish to extend your trip to either arrive early or stay later to explore more of Argentina or Latin America, we are happy to assist you with building out a customized program. Mendoza, Patagonia, Iguazú Falls, Bariloche, Machu Picchu, the beaches of Uruguay and the wine regions of Chile are all just a hop away. Just let us know!

detailed itenerary

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Day 1 - Friday | Buenos Aires 

  • Overnight flight Thursday night to Argentina (not included)

  • Land in Buenos Aires that morning

  • Private transfer from airport to hotel

  • 2 nights accommodations in Palermo Soho district at Nuss Boutique Hotel

  • Orientation Walking Tour

  • Progressive Lunch - Eat Like a Local

  • Welcome Dinner - private 6-course wine pairing dinner at Casa Coupage

Also known as "the Paris of South America", Buenos Aires is one of the largest cities in Latin America and is abundant in cultural, historical and artistic offerings. The name, Buenos Aires, means "fair winds," or literally "good airs" in Spanish.

After checking in, we'll get acquitted with Palermo on an Orientation Walking Tour. Our hotel is located in what is considered the bohemian heart of Palermo Soho and is very close to the famous square: Plazoleta Cortazar; or Plaza Serrano, as locals call it. During the day the Plaza hosts an open-air market where you'll find crafts, clothing, art, jewelry and much more! Buenos Aires’ finest boutiques are here, from clothing stores and artisanal leather goods to bookstores and wine shops.

While we're out, we'll enjoy a Progressive Lunch - Eat Like a Local! This is a different way of enjoying Buenos Aires gourmet life. We will begin our meal with traditional empanadas, then move on to a corner spot to get a taste of one of Argentina’s most iconic dishes: “choripan.” We will end our lunch visiting one of the city´s famous ice cream parlors where we will taste the Italian heritage at its best.

We'll return to the hotel to relax & refresh before dinner. 

Private transfer will take us to our Welcome Dinner at Casa Coupage - where we'll be greeted & hosted by owner, chef and sommelier: Santiago Mymicopulo. We'll enjoy a private 6-course wine pairing dinner with our host, which will include a comparative blind tasting. The aim is to discover how the wines express themselves in different ways when paired with various dishes, with Santiago as our guide. 

Private transfer back to hotel. 

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Day 2 - Saturday | Buenos Aires 

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Private vehicle and guided North City Tour

  • Stop at La Biela, aka Buenos Aires "Remarkable Cafe"

  • 3-course grilled BBQ lunch with wine at La Cabrera

  • 3-course Dinner + Tango Show & Lesson at Gala Tago

This full day in Buenos Aires will give us a taste of the city's endless cultural options, beautiful architecture and rich identity of the "porteños" people, who proudly show their European heritage.

On our Private North City Tour, we'll learn about the dreams of Argentina's local aristocrats in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when they sought to build a small‐scale Paris in the heart of Buenos Aires. We will journey through the rich architectural history — from the Colonial-style to the French palaces and state‐of‐the‐art skyscrapers

The tour will include Plaza San Martín and Avenida Alvear with a stop at the famous La Biela, also known as the "Remarkable Cafe." We’ll marvel at the Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar, one of the city’s oldest churches, which dates to the Colonial era, followed by the celebrated Recoleta Cemetery, a true labyrinth of ornate mausoleums. We’ll make a stop at Eva Peron’s grave, one of the country’s most recognizable icons. We’ll come across beautiful French palaces again in Palermo Chico, the area of Palermo best known for its large parks. 

We'll enjoy a 3-course grilled BBQ lunch with wine at La Cabrera, known for the finest Argentine beef in the city. 

After our city tour, we'll return to the hotel to relax & refresh before dinner. 

Private transfer will take us to Gala Tango, one of the most glamorous tango spots in the city! Originating in Buenos Aires, you'll get your chance to learn this infamous dance with a Tango Lesson, followed by an intimate, passionate Tango Show – complete with live quintet orchestra as we enjoy a 3-course Dinner with wine.  

 Private transfer back to hotel. 

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Day 3 - Sunday | Buenos Aires to Salta 

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Private vehicle and guided South City Tour

  • 3-course lunch at El Gran Paraiso

  • Private transfer from hotel to airport

  • Land in Salta, city, with private transfer from airport to hotel (flight not included)

  • 1 night accommodation at Balcón de la Plaza in Salta, city

  • Dinner at hotel

  • Private transfer to La Casona del Molino for Folklore Experience

We'll spend the morning enjoying our Private South City Tour. Our first stop will be at Plaza de Mayo, where we’ll see the Pink House Presidential Palace, the Cabildo primitive town hall, and the Neoclassical‐ styled Metropolitan Cathedral, the final home of Argentina’s founding father, José de San Martin.

We’ll then head for San Telmo, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, walking the cobbled streets to Plaza Dorrego, to attend its traditional antique fair which is held every Sunday and composed of 270 stands. It is visited by about 10,000 people every week; both tourists and locals alike!

After taking in the fair, we'll head over to historic El Gran Paraiso for lunch,

Private transfer will then take us to get our bags and head to the Domestic airport to catch our evening flight to Salta, city, the capital of Salta province and our gateway to the Andes Mountains!

Upon landing, private transfer will take us to the hotel. Dinner will be waiting for us at the hotel with a spread of traditional "Salteñan" foods, particularly empanadas! 

After a relaxing dinner, private transfer will take us to La Casona del Molino for a true folklore experience. La Casona del Molino is an authentic "peña" in a 15th century colonial home where locals gather to sing traditional folklore songs as local musicians fill the night with their acoustic guitars, bombos, cajón peruano and powerful voices. Consumptions not included.

 Private transfer back to hotel. 

 
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Day 4 - Monday | Salta to Cachi

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Site-seeing the city of Salta at your leisure.

  • Private site-seeing in deluxe sprinter vehicle along picturesque Routes 68 & 33 to the ancient and remote town of Cachi, home of Miraluna winery

  • 2 nights accommodations at La Merced del Alto Hotel

  • Private dinner at Hotel

After breakfast, enjoy leisure time to explore Salta's famous Plaza 9 de Julio located in the heart of the city just steps away for our hotel! There you will find a plethora of street cafés, shopping, museums and two of Salta's famous cathedrals: Catedral Basílica de Salta and Iglesia San Francisco. Take in a "cafecito" (little coffee) and "medialuna" (sweet crescent roll) or enjoy lunch at a street café, admiring the beauty of the park and people passing by. 

After your leisure morning and lunch, we'll begin our northwest adventure from Salta towards the little village of Cachi in our spacious, deluxe private sprinter vehicle; stopping for pictures and exploration along the way. A major part of the majesty and awe of Argentina's northwest are the natural splendors along the scenic routes. 

We'll take scenic routes 68 to 33. The road traverses through mountainous rainforest vegetation, where the ferns thrive abundantly over the river that gives origin to the Escoipe Slope. Little by little, the road starts to change, curl, bend and loop as we climb higher and higher (approx. 6,500 ft asl) to reach the Cuesta del Obispo (Bishop’s Slope), where real paradise opens up to panoramic views above the clouds. 

As we continue our scenic journey towards Cachi, we'll move from rainforest vegetarian to rocky mountains where cacti, or "cardones," begin to emerge. We'll take the Tin Tin Straight Line into Los Cardones National Park. This famous straight path was built by the natives and used to cross the cacti desert for centuries. Laid out 9,800 ft asl, the Tin Tin Straight Line is home to dozens of endangered animals, such as the vicuña (like small llamas), small northern deer and large, soaring condors. 

Upon reaching the village of Cachi, a place where the clock seems to have stopped and afternoon siesta is taken very seriously, we'll checkin to La Merced del Alto boutique hotel at the foot of the snowcapped Nevado de Cachi, where the current president of Argentina has been known to stay, and enjoy a well-deserved, private 3-course dinner with wine after our long journey. 

Rest up for tomorrow's adventure! 

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Day 5 - Tuesday | Cachi 

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Site-seeing the city of Cachi at your leisure, with tickets to Pío Pablo Díaz Archaeological Museum

  • Private transfer to Miraluna Winery

  • Private Miraluna winery tour, tasting and wine blending with winemaker

  • Private Argentine Asado Dinner in the Vines at Miraluna alongside sommelier and winemaker with live folklore music and dancing

Cachi was built before the Spanish ruled and used to be dwelled by the Chicoanas, a Diaguita tribe. After breakfast, you'll enjoy leisure time where you can either elect to stay and enjoy the pool, impressive scenery and spa services at the hotel (own expense), or climb aboard our private vehicle and go to Cachi's village square to explore this antique "pueblo," it's artisan shops, cobblestone streets, and the Pio Pablo Díaz Archeology Museum, where ancient, manmade artifacts as well as dinosaur fossils may be observed. 

Enjoy lunch and maybe a "cerveza" on your own at any of the quaint cafés and little restaurants surrounding the village square. That afternoon, our private transfer will take you back to the hotel to relax, maybe take in a siesta like a local, and freshen up.

Late afternoon, private transfer will take us up into the mountains and to the high-altitude vineyards of Miraluna Winery - one of the highest elevations vineyards in the world at approx. 8,500 ft asl! Miraluna is a boutique, family-owned vineyard producing some of the most unique and impressively refined, high-altitude wines in very small, exclusive quantities.  

Here, we'll enjoy an exclusive, private tour of the vineyard and "bodega" (winery) with the head winemaker, who will take us on a journey not normally open to the public. He will guide us through Miraluna's winemaking process as we taste developing wines from the bodega's steel vats as well as from the barrels in the family's barrel room.

After our personal tour and tasting, we'll learn the art of wine blending and collectively collaborate to blend our own wine to be enjoyed with dinner that night! 

Transitioning into the vineyards - glass of wine in hand - we're greeted to the site of a true, gaucho style, open-air Argentine Asado Dinner in the Vines! While the smell of the roaring fire and asado (BBQ) fill the evening air, we'll enjoy a live folklore band, traditional northwestern dancers and watch the sunset over the Calchaquí Valley. We'll sit family-style and dine amongst the Miraluna vines with the sommelier as the plethora of roasted meats, veggies and salads are passed and our own blended wine we made together served. As sunset passes into nightfall, the stars will emerge like you've never seen them before - so close, numerous and bright that you'll feel as though you can see past the Milky Way as you watch the sky rotate before your eyes.  

Private transfer back to hotel.

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Day 6 - Wednesday | Cachi to Cafayate 

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Private site-seeing in deluxe vehicle along stunning Route 40 toward the celebrated northern wine-region of Argentina: Cafayate

  • 3-course lunch with wine at Hacienda de Molinos Restaurant

  • 3 nights accommodations at Grace Hotel Cafayate

  • Private dinner at hotel

After breakfast, we'll say goodbye the sleepy town of Cachi and head south in our private vehicle to Argentina's celebrate northern wine-region, Cafayate. We'll travel along stunning Route 40 where we'll head deeper into the Calchaquí Valleys and see the legendary Quebrada de las Flechas (Arrow’s Canyon) - fascinating rock formations and sharp mountains that spring out of the ground. Several ancient settlements, adobe houses, cemeteries, and classic church squares are characteristic of the little towns we'll pass along the route. We'll stop for pictures and exploration along the way. 

We'll stop in the small village of Molinos, founded in the mid XVII century, where we’ll enjoy a 3-course meal with wine at Hacienda de Molinos Restaurant.

The beautiful, sandy valley of Cafayate is especially unique with its miles and miles of endless color. The rich red mountains towering above rows and rows of deep green vines are truly the prize for this breath-taking journey that began in Salta. Here, after traveling through the lush rainforests, across the desert and pre-Andean Mountain Range, it is essential to raise our glasses and toast the long road we have traveled.

We'll checkin to the luxurious Grace Hotel Cafayate, which is nestled in the middle of a vineyard surrounding by pre-Andean mountains alongside La Estancia. Grace Hotel's offers world-class service, dining and amenities, such as a full service spa, one of the most prestigious golf courses in South America, beautiful grounds to explore and a plethora of bespoke programs to enjoy.  

That evening, we'll enjoy a private, gourmet dinner buffet with local wines at the hotel's restaurant, which offers a stunning view of the sunset and dramatic, surrounding landscape.  

After dinner, we recommend taking in another spectacular display of stars with a glass of wine and a cigar from the hotel's Cigar Bar (own expense). 

Rest up for tomorrow's adventure! 

 
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Day 7 - Thursday | Cafayate

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Private, 2-hour Vineyard Harvesting Experience at Bodega El Porvenir de Cafayate, which includes harvesting grapes with vineyard manager and guides, processing at the winery, and private winery tour and tasting with the winemaker

    • Also includes one case per couple/pair of the wine that personal you helped harvest (delivery up to one year later)

  • Culinary Course at the private winery home of the El Porvenir family, where we'll learn how make empanadas!

  • Private asado lunch with El Porvenir's Laborum wines on the home's veranda alongside El Porvenir winery staff.

  • Priviate dinner with wine blending at Bad Brothers Wine Experience

After breakfast at the hotel, we'll board our private vehicle and head for Bodega El Porvenir de Cafayate vineyards. There, we'll enjoy a private, 2-hour Vineyard Harvesting Experience with El Porvenir Vineyard Manager and harvest staff (not open to the public, weather permitting). We'll venture into the vines equipped with our harvest shears and bins and will experience first-hand the harvest and learn viniculture secrets alongside Vineyard Manager and staff. After vineyard harvest, we'll travel along with the grapes to the winery and experience the wine making process up close and personal. Once at the winery, the El Porvenir Winemaker will guide us through the process and will end with a tasting from the stainless steel vats (not normally offered to the public). From there, we'll enjoy a tour and full wine tasting served with a typical cheese "picada." 

One case of the grapes you helped harvest and turn in to wine will be delivered to you approximately one year later once the vintage is ready and imported to the U.S. (one case of wine per couple/pair). 

Afterward, private transfer to the El Porvenir family's winery home for a private Culinary Course and Asado Lunch on the veranda. Carmen, El Porvenir's master empanada maker, will teach the us the art of making Salteña empanadas step by step. We'll sip Torrontés and cook the empanadas in a traditional adobe oven, enjoy views of the nearby Andes Mountains and wander the grounds. Then, we'll sit together for a private Asado Lunch with wine alongside the El Porvenir winemaking staff, who'll share stories and answer your questions. 

Private transfer back to the hotel for rest and relaxation. 

That night, private transfer to Bad Brothers Wine Experience in quaint downtown Cafayate, where we'll enjoy a private dinner and wine blending experience. Bad Brothers' in-house sommelier will introduce us to Bad Brothers wines and walk us through the art of wine blending to create our own wine! 

Private transfer back to hotel.   

 

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Day 8 - Friday | Cafayate 

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Leisure day!

    • Experience the colorful world of Cafayate on your own. Bespoke programs available to select from (own expense)

  • Asado Under the Stars Dinner with tour guide, chef, host and native: Mariano Cebrián!

Today is your full leisure day to discover all Cafayate as to offer through its wines, its plethora of activities, local artisans, gastronomy and the majestic landscapes and colors of the Calchaqui Valley and surrounding area.

Cafayate has so many fantastic wineries to explore, tour and dine. You can visit a few more on your own today, or we will be happy to arrange a "vine crawl" for you! 

Stroll through charming downtown Cafayate and explore its artisan shops, restaurants, wine bars and ice cream parlors that serve... you guessed it... wine ice cream! Don't forget to check out The Grapevine & Wine Museum (Museo de la Vid y el Vino)! 

We also have a wide variety of bespoke programs to choose from, including: 

  • World-class golf at La Estancia

  • Outstanding Spa Services at both Grace Hotel & La Estancia, including a grape-seed exfoliation scrub!

  • Vines & Bubbles sparkling wine tour & tasting

  • Horseback Riding through the Dunes and/or Vineyards

  • Private Plane Ride Over the Calchaqui Valley

  • Trekking Day in La Yesera

  • Guided Mountain Biking

  • Goat Cheese Factory visit & tasting

  • Artisan for a Day pottery course

  • A Walk Through the Cactus Gardens

  • Culinary Masterclasses

(Reservations required in advance for bespoke activities)

That evening upon returning to Grace Hotel, you'll be treated to an Asado Dinner Under the Stars with wine, grilled by your tour guide, chef, Certified Wine Specialist and Salta-native: Mariano Cebrián; and we'll toast to our extraordinary journey we've shared together.

Rest up for tomorrows adventure! 

 

Note: All activities and transportation, excluding breakfast and Asado Dinner Under the Stars, are at your own expense this day.  

Also, like all of Northern Argentina, Cafayate practices "siesta" every afternoon; so some shops and places will traditionally close from approximately 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Day 9-10 - Saturday/Sunday | Cafayate to Buenos Aires

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Private site-seeing along the crown-jewel of northwest Argentina - the impressive and riverting Route 68

  • Boxed lunch with wine picnic along the route

  • Drop off at Salta airport for late afternoon flight (flight not included)

  • Land in Buenos Aires Saturday evening with private transfer to hotel

  • 1 night accommodations at The Brick Buenos Aires 5-Star Hotel

  • Sunday - Leisure Day!

    • We have Bespoke Programs available to select from (own expense). Or - you're in the heart of the best shopping, bistro cafés and historic architecture in Buenos Aires; feel free to explore the area on your own!

  • Sunday night - private transfer (included) to international airport for overnight flight home (not included)... or, elect extend your stay! Ask us in advance and we can arrange everything.

After breakfast, we'll get on the road for our last site-seeing adventure along the dramatic and riveting Route 68, where majestic, rich red mountains dominate against the impossibly blue sky! We'll stop at natural wonders "The Amphitheater" and “The Devil’s Throat,” where the wind has carved unbelievable caverns with outstanding acoustics. As we continue to cut through the impressive landscape, we'll stop for pictures and exploration along the route, as well as a boxed lunch with wine picnic. 

We'll be dropped off at the Salta Airport, where we'll catch our late afternoon flight back to Buenos Aires

Upon landing, private transfer will take us to check in at The Brick Buenos Aires 5-Star Hotel in the prestigious, high-fashion Recoleta district. Dinner is on your own this evening, either at the hotel or at one of several fine dining establishments in walking distance. We have recommendations! 

Sunday is a full leisure day to explore Buenos Aires. We have a variety of Bespoke Programs for Buenos Aires available to select from at your own expense. Or - you're in Recoleta... the heart of the best shopping, bistro cafés, parks and historic architecture in Buenos Aires; feel free to explore the area on your own! 

That evening, private transfer will take you from hotel to the International airport for your overnight flight home (landing Monday morning). 

Tour concludes. 


Not ready for your wine vacation to conclude? Want to extend your trip? No Problem! 

Whether you want to arrive to the tour a few days earlier or stay later to explore more of Argentina or Latin America, we are happy to assist you with building out a customized program. After all - Mendoza, Patagonia, Iguazú Falls, Bariloche, Machu Picchu, the beaches of Uruguay and the wine regions of Chile are all just a hop away. Just let us know - acebrian@panoramimports.com! 

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