Horse ridding and Wine Retreats - Mendoza Argentina
For those, who are dreaming about reconnecting with nature and exploring the world of tasty wine and food, having time to relax and enjoy natural wonder, we are offering an amazing horse and wine retreat in Mendoza. This Retreat is an unique, life changing adventure for horse and wine lovers. High quality accommodation and daily comfort lets you fully dive in to the retreat program and enjoy various activities.
Proposed dates 2019:
11- 17 March
14 - 20 October
The packages start on Sunday and end on the following Saturday.
Weekend extensions on Mendoza and Buenos Aires can be arranged.
Can't make it for those dates! No problem....the retreat can run also on other dates for you. Just ask!
Day 1-Welcome to Mendoza - Arrivals and accommodations -City tour to Historical Mendoza in the evening - Dinner at Francesco Ristorante
A tour of Mendoza to visit the must – see places. The Founding Área and its Museum, the Franciscan Ruins, the plazas around the city, Emilio Civit Avenue, and San Martin Park , a green área with a beautiful lake lying between the city and the arid mountains. The experience continues up to Cerro de la Gloria hill crowned by a huge Monument to the Andean Army. The monument will tell you the events that led the corageous General San Martin and his liberating army across the Andes.
Day 2 - Wine & Spa day - Body Care
We leave Mendoza towards Cavas Wine & Lodge located 25km from the city, to enjoy a full menu of exclusive body therapies in the heart of the vineyards of Lujan de Cuyo.
- Body scrub with malbec seeds (30 min); 60 minutes relaxing/therapeutic massage; Afternoon facial treatment (30 min)
- Welcome morning tea or coffee with fresh fruit; Lunch served with Cavas Experience Wines
- Relaxing by the pool with bottle of sparkling and enjoying sauna and Jacuzzi
Free Afternoon andArgentine Grill (Asado) Dinner at the hotel.
Day 3 - Organic, Bio & Sustainable Wineries
The Wine Road - Lujan de Cuyo, Maipú and Valle de Uco, which are considered the three wine-growing areas of Mendoza. They are composed of beautiful farmhouses, leafy groves, extensive vineyards and centuries-old wineries.
You will learn about different wine elaboration processes and the secrets of each establishment, while tasting great wines and enjoying a great gourmet lunch.
Dinner at Dantesco Restaurant in Chacras de Coria, Lujan.
Day 4 - Horseback riding in Quebrada del Condor – Potrerillos area
This tour offers 2/4-hour horseback riding through the different mountainous trails shaped by native animals and people living in small settlements in the mountains.
You will come to know and watch the flora, fauna, geology, traditions, gastronomy and history of the region. After the tour you'll have time to enjoy lunch at the “Puesto”.
Tapas Dinner at the hotel.
Day 5 - Sparkling Wine World in Mendoza
Accompanied by specialized guides, we´ll visit some of the most outstanding wineries facilities, different kind of elaboration (Method Champenoise - Matodo Charmat), taste their traditional gastronomic wonders and different varieties of sparkling wines.
At the end of the tour, we´ll enjoy a great regional/gourmet lunch.
Dinner at Francis Mallmann 1884 restaurant.
Day 6 - Cooking Classes in the evening & Dinner – Mendoza City
You will have an opportunity to experience and learn the culinary secrets of Mendoza province. Led by an insider chef you will learn authentic techniques of preparing food in glowing red flames and smoky ambers over the fire in different ways.
Wine pairing is a must during all cooking classes where you will taste different varietals and blends from our privileged regions.
Breakfast and departures.
6 nights :
USD 7500 per couple / 2 people - standard prices
USD 6990 per person - early bird prices for payments at least 60 days before the retreat
- Return transfers from the airport
- 6 nights at top hotels, both in town and at the vineyards
- Typical high end meals in top restaurants and cooking class
- Private transfers
- Bilingual guide
Second person gets 20% discount when booking together and sharing a room.
Private retreats are available by special arrangement.
Bookings and contact:
Lyn, assistant to Thomas White Eagle
Cancellation/changes/no show policy:
1) Once you book your place / pay there are no refunds. It is a serious commitment to take part in the retreat. You should honor that and so will we.
2) If you can't make it to a selected retreat you can:
a) find somebody else until 7 days before the start date, no extra fee required
b) no shows with no notice equals in 100% fee loss.