- UNESCO Sites: Jesuit Block in the. *Boutique experiences *Wine Tasting
DAY BY DAY
DAY 1 ARRIVE IN CÓRODOBA, THE HIDDEN GEM OF ARGENTINA
Upon arrival at the Córdoba airport, you will be greeted by one of our guides and transferred to Hotel Azur Real. After check in we start a 2 1⁄2 hours walking tour. We will visit the Jesuit Block. It contains the core buildings of the capital of the former Jesuit Province of Paraguay: the church, the Jesuit priests’ residence, the university, and the Colegio Convictorio de Montserrat. Then we go to Paseo del Buen Pastor, a place with some interesting architectural nuances and interesting sculpture by local artist. Your guide will introduce you into the tradition of having mate, one of the most importat cultural features in Argentina
Evening at your leisure to explore the city and try the local cuisine, an interesting mixture of different backgrounds.
Night at Azur Real Hotel Boutique
DAY 2 WINE ROUTE – NORTH.
After breakfast we will leave the city in north direction along national route 9. You will go to a region full of history, culture and local traditions. Features of the mixture of local habitants, Italian inmigrants and Spanish colonialism will be seen on every corner.
The first visit is Jesuit Estancia of Jesus Maria. In 1618, the Jesuits acquired the twenty thousand grape varieties, the mill, 250 cows, 25 oxen and 30 pigs of the land then known as Chacra de Guanusacate -a name given by the Sanaviron natives- for eight thousand Pesos. After years of works the Jesuits could make the first American wine served in Europe! It was called “Lagrimilla de Oro”
After a interesting dosis of history, it ́s time to explore another side of the region: winemaking. We will visiti 3 different cellars in the area: a small land where the family run wine business so every little detail has a personal touch; a traditional wineyard with long tradition in the industry; and Terra Camiare: a gourmet wineyard where you will discover its wine and taste local salame and cheeses.
Night at Azur Real Hotel.
DAY 3. WINE ROUTES - SOUTH
After breakfast we will leave the city in south direction. The itinerary run by a beautiful mountain road pass the villages of La Bolsa, Anizacate, La Serranita, Villa Ciudad de America until reaching the Los Molinos Dam. We make a quick stop there to enjoy the breath-taking panoramic view – one of the best in Córdoba. This point is the entrance to Calamuchita Valley, where we will discover new trending cellars, taste wines and enjoy the envoriment.
One of this wineyard is Las Cañitas, a beautiful spot located at the foot of the Champaquí hill, the highest point of the sierras, surrounded by pine forests and streams: the ideal atmosphere for relaxing and taste some wines! We return to Córdoba in the late afternoon. Duration: Approximately 8 hours. Night at Azur Real.
DAY 4 – CORDOBA - AIRPORT
Transfer out without guide to airport to catch you next flight.