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Real Food Adventure - Argentina Itinerary
Take a culinary tour around Argentina. Learn local recipes, sample spicy ingredients and understand the history that shapes this flavourful, colourful cuisine.
Days 1-2 Buenos Aires
Become acquainted with the history and culture of Buenos Aires over a chat and a plate of parrilla (slow grilled meat) in one of the city’s famed restaurants. Take a tour of the colourful barrios, learn how to bake empanadas (stuffed pastries) or lend a hand at a neighbourhood soup kitchen.
Day 3 Estancia stay
Spend a day with a local family on a working Argentine cattle ranch, learning about the activities that go into running such a large operation. Be treated to a traditional asado barbeque and sip on hot cups of maté, Argentina’s national drink.
Days 4-5 Mendoza
Explore the tree-lined streets of Mendoza, pick up some local specialties at the Mercado Central for a picnic and spend an evening on lively Av Aristides Villanueva. Then travel to gorgeous Malbec country and spend some time at an Argentinean vineyard with a local sommelier.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1
Days 6-7 Valle de Uco
Sample provincial life in Valle de Uco and help with food preparation on an overnight homestay with a local family. Partake in activities such as picking fruit fresh from the trees, visiting a small winery for the local drop and making bread. Then hop on an overnight bus to Bariloche.
ACCOM: Homestay - 1, Overnight bus - 1
Days 8-9 Bariloche
Delight in the rich cuisine, local brews and sumptuous delicacies of Bariloche. Be shown all the nooks and crannies of the town on a walking tour, visit an artisan chocolate maker for some sweet samples, taste smoked fish and locally-brewed beers and savour a tasting of local cheeses.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2
Days 10-11 Buenos Aires
Return to Argentina’s irrepressible capital for a final night of food indulgence. There’s myriad food options in this bustling capital – check out authentic Italian pizza, tuck into one of the country’s renowned steaks or seek out a small bar and nibble on some specialty bar snacks over a drink or two. Buenos Aires is also famous for its tango and live music scene, so perhaps finish up this food adventure at a live music venue or tango show.
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