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Chile and Argentina: Luxury Culinary Wine Tour

Santiago de Chile, Mendoza & Buenos Aires.
Duration: 8 days – 7 nights
  DAY 1

Santiago de Chile

Upon arrival in Santiago, our representative will meet and greet you at the Airport and you will be transferred to your hotel. This afternoon, set out on an overall tour led by an English-speaking guide who will introduce you to a wide array of Santiago neighbourhoods and points of interest including San Cristobal Hill for superb views of the Andes.

You will visit La Moneda Presidential Palace, Plaza de Armas, Cerro Santa Lucía, Cerro San Cristóbal and bohemian Bellavista.

  DAY 2

Santiago de Chile

Explore the fertile Colchagua Valley, particularly known for premium red varietals. Visit Viña Neyen to sample its top Neyen Espíritu de Apalta wine. The tour continues with the visit to Viu Manent vineyard for an exclusive visit and lunch.

Viu Manent is a Chilean winery owned by the Viu family. Their wines are made with grapes from their own properties in the *Colchagua Valley, 130 km (80 miles) southeast of the capital city, Santiago.

* In 2006, the prestigious North American magazine Wine Enthusiast named the Colchagua Valley the Best Wine Region in the World for the quality of its wines and the development associated with it.

  DAY 3

Santiago de Chile – Mendoza

After breakfast, transfer to the International airport for your flight to Mendoza. Upon arrival, your guide will meet you and transfer you to your hotel.

In the afternoon, your guide will show you the nicest plazas and major attractions in the city of Mendoza.

In the evening, wine tasting experience.

  DAY 4

Mendoza

Full day visit to premium wineries to get involved in the process of wine-making and have some wine tastings: Exclusive visits to Catena Zapata and Achaval Ferrer wineries. In the afternoon, you will have lunch at Belasco de Baquedano with fine wines to recover energies and continue the trip to Tapiz Winery. Transfers back to the Hotel.

These wineries are spectacular places and each one has its own history and characteristics that makes them unique.

Optional dinner at Francis Mallman´s restaurant, placed inside the historic Bodegas Escorihuela Gascon.

  DAY 5

Mendoza

Early in the morning, you will start a full day tour to get majestic views of the mountain Cordon del Plata and the Potrerillos dam: a colossal hydraulic power generation plant, also used for the distribution of water for irrigation. You will also visit Uspallata, a pre-Hispanic settlement of Huarpes tribe at the southernmost point of the Inca Empire.

Enjoy an ample variety of landscapes: the river Mendoza, the plain in which the city is found, valleys among the mountains, the smallest summits of the pre-mountain range until reaching the highest summits of the Andes.

Make your way back down to Mendoza, stopping for an appetizing regional lunch.

Return to your hotel in the late afternoon.

Other exclusive option for this Day:

Visit a family-owned Estancia surrounded by the Andes Mountains and spend a memorable day enjoying the best wines, home-made “barbecue*, horseback riding, trekking, 4WD vehicle excursions or even fly fishing.

*The asado includes roasted lamb, various prime cuts of Argentine beef, a variety of sausages, empanadas, fresh salads and bread, and of course, a splendid selection of hearty wines.

  DAY 6
Mendoza – Buenos Aires

Transfers to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon your arrival in Buenos Aires, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel.

Enjoy an in-depth and private overall tour of Buenos Aires. The tour-guide will take you to visit all the major sights including Plaza de Mayo, San Telmo, La Boca and Puerto Madero.

  DAY 7
Buenos Aires

The second day of the city tour includes other highlights such as Lavalle Square, the Justice Palace, the Colon Theatre, Recoleta cemetery, Congress Square, and many other buildings and palaces of architectural, historical and cultural interest.

In the afternoon take a private backstage tour of the Colon Opera House.

In the evening, private transfer to the Faena Hotel + Universe to enjoy dinner and a display of the best tango show of Buenos Aires. Experience this captivating rhythm with a live orchestra, dancers and singers.

  DAY 8
Buenos Aires

Day at leisure to explore Buenos Aires.

Private transfer to Ezeiza airport to make your departure flight home.

 

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