Taste your way through the Maipo Valley and Mendoza vineyards, learn to prepare local specialties at a cooking class in Mendoza, live the cowboy life at a stylish 'estancia' ranch in Uruguay, visit a Planeterra-sponsored culinary training project, explore Buenos Aires's trendy neighbourhoods
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If you're the epicurean sort who's looking to experience some gourmet living, try this culinary trip on for size. You'll spend 11 days travelling Chile and Argentina, immersing yourself in the Mendoza wine region and taking a full-day winery tour in Maipo Valley. On top of a 2-night stay in an estancia (ranch) in Uruguay, you'll also take a visit to a Planeterra-supported culinary school for a demonstration and lunch. We can guarantee you won't find Argentinean food fresher than this.
- Arrival transfer. Full-day tour of wineries with tastings in the Maipo Valley. Full-day Mendoza wine tour with tastings, gourmet lunch and cooking class. Buenos Aires orientation walk. Two nights at a rural Estancia in Uruguay. Visit to a culinary school with demonstrations and lunch. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
- 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners. (Allow USD400-500 for meals not included.)
- Comfort hotels (8 nts), Estancia (ranch) (2 nts).
- Bus/van, plane, ferry, walking.
- Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
- Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 12.
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Day 1 Santiago
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Days 2 Santiago (1B)
Get your first taste of Chile with a full day visiting wineries with tastings and demonstrations in the Maipo Valley. Option to visit exceptional restaurants in the Bellavista neighbourhood.
Day 3 Mendoza (1B)
Spectacular drive across the Andes to Mendoza, Argentina, the heart of the wine growing region.
Days 4-5 Mendoza (2B,1L)
Spend two days exploring the Mendoza region and its wineries. Enjoy a full-day wine tour including a visit to three different wineries, a gourmet lunch, and an included cooking class. There will be free time for optional hiking or cycling.
Days 6 Buenos Aires (1B)
Fly to Buenos Aires and take an orientation walk with your CEO. Option to take a city tour or enjoy a tango dinner show.
Day 7-8 Uruguay Estancia (2B,1L,2D)
Catch the ferry to Colonia, Uruguay, take an orientation walk through this beautiful town. Continue to the rural estancia, our guest ranch for the next two nights. Enjoy homemade meals from local ingredients and delicious barbecue while acquainting yourself with the gaucho (cowboy) lifestyle. Free time for optional hiking and horseback riding.
Day 9-10 Buenos Aires (2B,1L)
Return to Buenos Aires and enjoy some free time to explore on your own. On Day 10, we visit a community project outside the city to see the empowerment and apprenticeship of youth through culinary arts. Enjoy a cooking demonstration and lunch at the school.
Day 11 Buenos Aires (1B)
Depart at any time.
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