Sample the best Chilean wines in the Maipo Valley, soak in the stunning natural beauty of the Lake District's volcanoes and waterways, savour a local meal slow-cooked under hot rocks in the ground, experience the sophistication of Buenos Aires.
From the wineries of the Maipo Valley to the pristine beauty of Patagonia and the cosmopolitan flair of Buenos Aires, experience the riches of South America. Enjoy a taste of wilderness with hiking opportunities in Chile's Lake District and Argentine Patagonia before cleansing your palate for a wine tasting at a vineyard. Travel days are well paced and include short flights, allowing you the time to really experience the region’s highlights—in comfort and style. As an introduction to Chile and Argentina, this trip offers the perfect combination of guided excursions and free time to explore at your own pace.
- Arrival transfer. Maipo Valley winery tour with tastings. Half-day cultural tour with visit to Angelmó fish market and traditional curanto meal. Visit Petrohue Falls. ‘Cruce de los Lagos’ lake crossing by scenic ferry. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
- 7 Breakfasts, 1Lunch. (Allow USD350-450 for meals not included.)
- Comfort hotels (7 nts).
- Private van, plane, comfortable buses, ferry, walking.
- Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
- Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 10.
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Day 1 Santiago
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Day 2 Santiago (1B)
Experience a wine tour with tastings in Maipo Valley, Santiago's famous wine region.
Days 3-4 Puerto Varas (2B,1L)
Flight and transfer to Puerto Varas, in the stunning Chilean Lake District, enjoy views of the Osorno Volcano. On Day 4, take a cultural tour including the vibrant Angelmó fish market and scenic drive down the "Southern Highway" visiting the local community of Quillaipe. Enjoy a typical "curanto" meal, a specialty of the region that is traditionally slow-cooked in the ground under hot rocks.
Days 5-6 Bariloche (2B)
Travel by bus and ferry to Bariloche, Argentina. Visit the Petrohue Falls, then enjoy the sights from the ‘Cruce de los Lagos’, considered one of the most scenic cruises in the world. Option to take a boat excursion to visit Puerto Blest.
Day 7 Buenos Aires (1B)
Fly to Buenos Aires. Option to enjoy a tango dinner show, take a city tour or free time to explore the many neighbourhoods and museums.
Day 8 Buenos Aires (1B)
Depart at any time.
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