Immersing yourself in the culture of the country is a wonderful and unique experience. At Spanish and beyond we will ensure that you will cook in the home of locals, eat what the people of the country eat and visit the places that are off the main tourist track. Our cultural immersion tours, are boutique and designed to ensure that you really do experience cultural immersion on your journey.
We run two set tours a year, but can run additional tours based on your group or requirements.
All enquiries should be directed to Spanish and beyond Tour Manager, Louise Ward on 0417 687 046
Tours have been designed by Louise from Spanish and beyond and Judith Salmon from Salmon Plus – http://www.salmonplus.com/
Tours are booked through Natalie Jeffers – Absolute Luxury Travel – ph: 02 9299 5554
Set Tour Dates Now Available – $7,730 pp twin share, including return Qantas economy airfare
21st October – 8th November 2018 – Cultural Immersion into history, language, art and literature, Argentina with a splash of Chile
Beginning in Chile, we explore the culinary and literary delights of Santiago before crossing the snow capped Andes Mountains to arrive in the Argentine wine mecca of Mendoza.
Planted in the desert, Mendoza is a miracle of tree-lined streets, lush green parks and fabulous food and wine.
From here we travel to Cordoba, a modern university city founded by the Jesuit Order in the 16th Century. In Cordoba the old and new sit comfortably together –marble altars imported from Europe, ceilings decorated with Spanish gold leaf and a short distance away, a very contemporary exhibition of graffiti clad, female mannequins.
From Cordoba we retreat to Santa Rosa de Calamuchita for a four-day immersion into the culture of rural Argentina. This is where the Argentines come to relax by pristine waters, fire up their barbeques and explore the vast and majestic countryside. Our home here is the cabana resort, La Estancia, from where we enjoy typical village life, take “cooking with Spanish” classes, long (or short) walks, yoga, massages, meet a local writer, recite poetry in Spanish and EAT! Gourmet dining in a mountainous panoramic setting, authentic Argentine asado (barbeque), Viennese cakes in alpine hamlets, pizza in local restaurants …
With our energy levels restored, we then head for the cosmopolitan sophistication of Buenos Aires – its grand architecture, European style boulevards, theatres, art museums, bookshops, bohemian barrios, street art, tango dancing and much, much more…
Mostly ARGENTINA is a unique travel experience, taking you to places not usually visited by tourists and at a pace allowing for real engagement and deep enjoyment – this is a journey to satisfy enquiring minds and active imaginations!Download Your Brochure