Group - Classic

Gaucho: Vintage Argentina

12 days from £3,484pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Chile / Argentina / Iguazu Falls

  • Iguazu Falls
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Overview & Highlights

This group journey focuses on gorgeous natural landscapes, with world renowned wine and top cuisine. Visit Mendoza, capital of Argentina's wine region; colonial Salta surrounded by blood red canyons, the Iguazú Falls and cosmopolitan Buenos Aires.

Northern Argentina is a vast and varied land with an abundance of attractions, and our Gaucho Journey is a superb introduction to its impressive geography and rich culture. You actually start the tour in neighbouring Chile, before flying over the Andes to the lively city of Mendoza. These first few days will offer the chance to delve into the wine production for which these regions are famous. This theme continues as you head north to the dazzling paint-box colours and arid canyon landscapes of Salta and the surrounding region, also one of Argentina’s premier wine producing areas. Leave the city behind and fly east to Puerto Iguazú where you spend time exploring the mighty Iguazú falls and spotting the local colourful wildlife, before finishing your tour in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, considered to be Latin America's most European city, with its wide boulevards, colonial architecture and café society.

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  • Santiago: walking tour of the city
  • Santiago: day trip to Valparaiso and a vineyard
  • Mendoza: walking tour of the city
  • Mendoza: full tour of local wineries
  • Salta: Cafayate canyons and wineries
  • Iguazú: Argentine and Brazilian sides of the Iguazú Falls
  • Buenos Aires: city tour
  • Buenos Aires: Parilla tour

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What our clients say

  • Very difficult to chose because every aspect was memorable. I think the Gaucho itinerary was well chosen providing a good exposure to a wide example of interesting places in Argentina and we also liked the initial 2 days in Chile.

    MB, Sevenoaks
    Mar 2016
  • It was a wonderful trip. It was all good. In saying what I say next that is not to denigrate anything else. However, here we were at the vineyards outside Mendoza. It is a beautiful day weather-wise. We have had a fine tour of the vineyard and winery. The vineyard is itself beautiful and peaceful. Now we are in a lovely modern building for the 'lecture' and tastings. I am feeling very happy. Can it get any better? Yes. I look beyond the lecturer out of the window and there I see the beauty of the vineyard and 'just' behind that of the high Andes. Breathtaking!
    I have been travelling for over half a century but his was my first organised tour and it was wonderful. As I said on my return I would go again next week if my diary was not full, I needed a rest and was not minded to spend as much again so soon.

    IM, London
    Apr 2017
  • It was a fantiastic holiday, visiting really varied and fascinating locations in an amazing country, and well paced too.  One of the reasons I was able to go on the Gaucho tour was that I could fit it into a two weeks holiday from work, but a lot of your tours are a bit too long for that.

    DB, London
    Mar 2018
  • Every place we visited is just so different, it's hard to pick the most memorable. I loved it all.
    This was my first visit to South America and although I realise we only scraped the surface of this vast continent,I feel that i have had the most amazing experience and very much hope to visit again.

    SB, Ilkley
    Mar 2016
  • As a long-term confirmed do-it-yourself traveller, the smoothness and ease of this tour converted me. I loved the parts of South America that I saw, and would like to see more. I will certainly travel with JLA again, though I will attempt to link up with tours led by my tour leader whose expertise I grew to trust completely, and who was great fun. I just haven't decided yet where I will go next. 

    AC, Derry
    Nov 2018
  • Another very interesting and well organised Journey Latin America trip.

    HM, Nuneaton
    Mar 2020
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Our experts opinion

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Maxwell Wood - Tour Leader

Our qualified tour leaders are Latin American specialists all of whom have travelled widely in the region. Book with Journey Latin America.

A vibrant tour following a slightly offbeat route with each stop in marked contrast to the previous one. It showcases the diverse cities and fantastic landscapes within a short trip and there is plenty of good food and drink along the way. It's great fun to lead.

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Meet our team

Real Latin american experts

  • Mary Anne Nelson
    Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert

    Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.

  • Sophie Barber
    Sophie Barber - Travel Expert

    Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.

  • Chris Rendell Dunn
    Chris Rendell-Dunn - Travel Expert

    Anglo-Peruvian Chris grew up in Lima and spent much of his adult life in between London and Cusco as a tour leader, before settling permanently in our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours sales team.

  • Paul Winrow Giffen
    Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert

    After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.

  • Millie Davies Mono
    Millie Davies - Travel Expert

    Having caught the travel bug as a child, Millie has travelled all over Latin America before making her home in Buenos Aires for 3 years.

  • Ben Line
    Ben Line - Travel Expert

    Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.

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