Taste of Chile, Argentina & Uruguay

11 days,Santiago to Buenos Aires

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 culinary youth training project for cooking demonstration and lunch, explore Buenos Aires's trendy neighbourhoods

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 and Maipo Valley wine regions and taking a taste (or three) along the way. Add to that an estancia (ranch) stay in Uruguay for some tasty BBQ and a visit to a culinary school for a demonstration and more tastings, we can guarantee you won't find South American cuisine food fresher than this.

What's Included

  • 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.)
  • Bus/van, plane, ferry, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 12.
  • Comfort hotels (8 nts), Estancia (ranch) (2 nts).

Additions Available on This Tour


Day 1Santiago

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2Santiago(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 3Santiago/Mendoza(1B)

Spectacular drive across the Andes to Mendoza, Argentina, the heart of the wine growing region.

Day 4Mendoza(1B, 1L)

Explore 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.

Day 5Mendoza(1B)

Mendoza is also the provincial capital, and outdoor activities such as whitewater rafting and skiing/snowboarding are plentiful depending on the season. There will be free time for optional hiking or cycling.

Day 6Mendoza/Buenos Aires(1B)

Fly to Buenos Aires and take an orientation walk with your CEO. Opt to take a city tour or enjoy a tango dinner show.

Day 7Buenos Aires/Mal Abrigo(1B, 1L, 1D)

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.

Day 8Mal Abrigo(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a relaxing day in rural Uruguay. Devour 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 9Mal Abrigo/Buenos Aires(1B)

Return to Buenos Aires and enjoy some free time to explore on your own.

Day 10Buenos Aires(1B, 1L)

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 11Buenos Aires(1B)

Depart at any time.

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