Learn the art of the Argentine asado in Buenos Aires

Whether it is with family, friends, or both together, the asado is a moment of gathering.  Experience our most emblematic tradition and learn to make your own asado!


This experience proposes an immersion through Argentina’s most popular custom. We will learn all that there is to know about meat cuts, making a good fire, and to plan and organize an asado.

The appointment is at a family house in the heart of Palermo, where we will share the table in a beautiful backyard with other commensals. Once we are all ready, we will go shopping for our ingredients, this is, if not the most, one important part of an asado since we need to make sure that we are purchasing for the right meat cuts and ingredients. As we visit the local butcher, baker, and wine merchant, we will walk through the streets of the trendy neighborhood of Palermo Viejo appreciating its outstanding street art and houses.

The shopping tour itself is an experience on its own since we will avoid the supermarkets and go to the traditional places that have that special something so hard to find in big store chains. The merchants will guide and instruct us during our purchases, making us leave with great quality products and a lot of new knowledge.

Back in the residence, we will start the preparation of the asado. We will learn, guided by a ‘maestro parrillero’ (grill master) about achuras, making the fire, and how to cook each cut (each one needs its own time and way of cooking). While we cook, we will have the chance to taste a classic ‘picada’ (cold cuts with cheese) in which we will try a dried and aged artisan salami from Tandil, and a traditional ‘fernet’ (classic drink with Italian origins).

After the picada, we will start with the ‘achuras’ accompanied with a bottle of wine and a provoleta. There will be also two types of salads, one with eggs and potatoes, and another with mango, spinach, and caramelized pecans, although seasonal variations will be offered as well. After the main course, which consists of more delicious Argentine meat, we will enjoy a dessert with a variety of traditional dishes among which we can choose, followed by a round of mate.

This is an experience to fully delight our senses while enjoying nice conversation in a cozy environment. An excellent option for those looking for a refreshing and tasty moment in the city. If you are interested in this experience, please do not hesitate to contact us at Kallpa Tour Operator!


GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Operates: Tuesdays to Fridays from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
  • Máximum: 10 pax

SERVICES INCLUDED

  • Groceries shopping tour.
  • Asado making lesson by a grill master.
    Picada, Asado, Salads, and dessert
  • Drinks: Fernet, Sodas, Water and a bottle of wine every two pax

SERVICES NOT INCLUDED

  • Transfers from/to hotels. Meeting point is in Palermo.

WINE TASTING AND MOUNTAIN BIKE DOWNHILL THROUGH VINEYARDS IN CAFAYATE

Taste and live the best of Cafayate in an experience that merges history, culture, and flavor with a spark of adrenaline.


Cafayate unquestionably is one of the Northwest’s top destinations. Known for its world-class wines and its spectacular geography, this place is an invitation to travelers from all over the world. However, there is more to Cafayate than just wines and landscapes. Adventure also finds its place in the land of sun and wine, and we would like to invite you to discover it with this thrilling activity that combines a degustation experience with a mountain bike downhill.

Our adventure begins with a hotel pick-up in Cafayate, and drive up to Finca Domingo Molina, a family winery exclusively dedicated to the production of premium wines. With a privileged terroir that allows excellent grape growing conditions, the wines obtained from those grapes display intense aromas and flavors. At this cellar located in North Yacochuya, we will enjoy a degustation of the finest Domingo Molina’s wines, which include varieties such as Torrontés, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Tannat.

After the visit and degustation and before getting too comfortable, we will prepare to start our downhill descent.  While we get ready and settle up the bikes and equipment, the guide will instruct us in regard to safety precautions, posture, and use of the bikes. He will also give us historical and geographical details of the area.

Once ready to pedal, we will start this enchanting descent through North Yacochuyas’ road. Along the road, we will pass by the iconic vineyards of Cafayate while contemplating a mind-blowing scenery. We will see how the green grape leafs merge with the hills in the horizon as we feel the wind in our faces.  And since the road is easy, we will be able to enjoy this magnificent scenery to the fullest.

As we move forward, we will take small pauses to hydrate and ask any questions we might have concerning the surroundings. During the descent, we will capture the magical spirit of the Valley and its peculiar geography. Finally, we will reach our destination: Cafayate’s central square, where this adventure finishes.  At Cafayate town, you can wander its streets and enjoy the rest of the afternoon in this charming town. This is an incredible experience and it is ideal if you are planning to stay in Cafayate for a short period.

If you wish more information on this experience, please do not hesitate to contact us at Kallpa Tour Operator.


GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Duration: 2.45hrs  
  • Downhill difficulty: Moderate
  • Distance: 9 km

SERVICES INCLUDED

  • Visit and premium wine tasting at Finca Domingo Molina
  • Bilingual guide
  • Bottle of water
  • MTB and equipment
  • Transfer in from Cafayate to Domingo Molina.

SERVICES NOT INCLUDED

  • Tips

 

HISTORIC NORTHERN ESTATE IN TUCUMAN

At Las Trancas, Tucumán Province, we find a traditional northern Estancia where adventure, culture, and history unite to create a unique experience.


As we get deeper into Tucuman northern valley, passing the thickness of the yunga’s jungle and its overwhelming contrast with the surrounding mountain ranges, we reach this quiet place that waits to offer rest and relax to travelers.

Nevertheless, Estancia Zárate isn’t just a picturesque place to retire but also a passage throughout history. Its historical records date from the early 18th century. The main residence was a shelter for those brave men who traversed the valleys and needed refuge for the night; and hosted under its roof governors, caudillos, and messengers from the turbulent times that forged this country.

The historic residence still preserves its colonial style and some details from the original structure, such as doors, window frames, pieces of furniture that remained intact over the years, the classic galleries and its columns, and the old well, just to mention some. The rooms also preserve the colonial identity with high ceilings, wooden beds, and antique wardrobes with elegant walnut root details.

Nowadays, the estate is an active stockbreeder, specialized in Bradford livestock and polo horses, and it has recently opened its doors to travelers who wish to witness part of the northern history and learn how an agricultural and breeding system works in such peculiar area. The project was born with the intention of preserving the environment and providing the local community with sustainable work.

As part of this integration program, all the activities and services will be in the hands of the locals who will proudly share their stories, culture, and flavors. During our stay, we will be able to see men working the fields or grouping the cattle. We can also learn how they train the polo horses with an innovating method called joined-up, based on developing a relationship with the horse with no violence involved.

Among other activities that this place offers, there are of course horseback rides, trekking paths, and an exclusive program for the brave ones, which consists of an 8-hour ride towards Las Queñuas, nature reserve accessible only by horse or foot. Also, those who are interested in polo will be able to enjoy the beautiful ground to either play, learn or watch a friendly game.

Besides the mentioned options, Estancia Zárate also counts with an indoor playroom that invites guests to relax, watch TV, enjoy several board games, or even try talent with the old snooker table, one of the surviving pieces of furniture found in the house.

All in all, this estate is an excellent option for those who want to visit the Argentinean Northwest. Due to its privileged location, it is a perfect stop point for those who want to connect the valleys of Tucuman and Salta, both top northern destinations.

If you wish more information on this or other programs, please contact us at Kallpa Tour!


GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Open all year
  • Special fees for Christmas and New Year
  • Activities are planned locally with visitors, according to their interest and subject to weather conditions.

SERVICES INCLUDED

  • Full board
  • Activities: Horseback riding, cattle grouping, trekking

SERVICES NOT INCLUDED

  • Drinks outside meals
  • Transfers in/out
  • Laundry service
  • Tips
  • Other guided excursions not included in the main program
  • Polo classes and clinics
  • Horseback ride to las Queñuas

Viñas de Cafayate, vineyard framed hotel in Salta

In the land of sun and wine, there is a place that invites all bon vivant lovers to do what they do best: enjoy a good time while delighting the eyes and the palate.


Imagine yourself waking up in a place surrounded by fresh air, green hills and vine arbors bathed by sunlight.  At Viñas de Cafayate, this dream comes true. In this hotel, you will find the perfect combination of flavor and views. Is there a better way to spend our holidays?

The facility is located three kilometers away from Cafayate’s downtown on the way to El Divisadero community and Finca Las Nubes winery, one of the must-sees in Cafayate. The hotel’s style is colonial, to combine with the traditional style of the northern estates.  All the rooms are fully equipped to satisfy the most demanding guests and all have direct access to the gallery that surrounds the hotel. The decoration stands out for its simplicity and elegance.

This wine resort, as they call it, certainly has it all: twenty-two single, double and triple rooms with king, twin or queen size beds. There are three different room categories, each one with different conveniences. It is also important to remark that all the rooms have a view either to the vineyards, to the hills, or to the garden. The guests will also enjoy a large communal swimming pool, great air conditioning, and superb views of the vineyards. During their stay, guests can take walks around the vineyards and delight their senses with the smell of grapes and fresh air.

In terms of gastronomy, at Viñas the Cafayate restaurant, you will taste delicious wines from the hotel’s cellar, which holds the most refined selection to suit all palates, and you will also be able to savor international level dishes that mix traditional flavors with gourmet culture.  Regarding the service, the hospitality and personalized attention are present at all times. The hotel is managed by the owners, who always make sure to guarantee guests’ comfort.

Certainly, this hotel is a place where you can grasp the essence of the wine culture and of the northern spirit. As an extra suggestion to finish a wonderful journey around Cafayate, we suggest to Visit the two destinations above-mentioned: Finca Las Nubes, a family owned winery, and El Divisadero community, where you can learn about farming culture by spending time with members of local communities and even stay in their houses in some cases.

Hotel Viñas De Cafayate Wine Resort at night?, Cafayate, Salta Province, North Argentina

If you wish to obtain more information about this hotel, please do not hesitate to contact us at Kallpa Tour Operator!