DURATION
10 DAYS

DIFFICULTY LEVEL:
EASY

A Wine Lovers Dream Tour

This wine and tango 10-day tour through Buenos Aires, Mendoza and Santiago de Chile, will tease all of your senses and ignite your dreams.

Buenos Aires is one of the major cities in the world, renowned for its cultural agenda and its cuisine. Santiago, the capital city of Chile, is the perfect match on the other side of the Andes mountain range. Together they make the best beginning and end of this tour.

The tour includes a visit of different wineries in the company of a specialized guide both in Mendoza –Argentina’s main winemaking region and the heartland of the Malbec grape -, and in Casablanca – one of the most renowned cities on Chile’s wine circuit. All of this while staying in exclusive lodgings in breathtaking settings dominated by the highest peaks in the Andes.

Highlights

– Buenos Aires Half-Day Private Walking City Tour
– Buenos Aires Private Cooking Lessons
– Mendoza Full-Day Private Tour of the wineries in Lujan de Cuyo Valley with gourmet lunch, by bike
– Full-Day Casablanca Valley with Lunch, in Chile

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Día 1

Buenos Aires

Welcome to Buenos Aires! Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your selected hotel.

In the afternoon you will have time at leisure to settle down and discover the city at your own pace. We suggest taking a walk around the different neighborhoods to really get a feel for the city. At night, try a typical Argentine dish in one of the many delicious restaurants that the city has to offer, or stroll through the leafy and picturesque neighborhood of Palermo, one of the liveliest parts of Buenos Aires.

Day 2

Buenos Aires Half Day Private Walking City Tour

Our fascinating walking city tour will provide an overview of the city and its attractions, giving you a better understanding of Argentina’s history and culture. During this four hour tour, you will visit Retiro, the Avenida 9 de Julio, South America’s widest avenue (El Teatro Colon and Obelisco), the historic and architecturally imposing Center (Congress, Plaza de Mayo, Avenida de Mayo, Casa Rosada), the modern docklands of Puerto Madero and the oldest neighbourhood of the city, San Telmo, with stops in upmarket Recoleta (Cemetery and Plaza Francia) and the city’s oldest port and birthplace, La Boca (Caminito).

You will enjoy this tour at your own pace, walking, and taking taxis or subway when need it. You can decide which places you would like to visit.

Day 3

Buenos Aires Private Cooking class

After breakfast, you will be picked up and transferred to your Argentine Cooking Class. This day you will enjoy a cooking class with a local expert. You will learn how to prepare some typical specialties of the Argentine cuisine in an authentic porteña kitchen. It is an excellent way to feel the local culture, sharing the experience with other travelers from all over the world and to improve your Spanish skills if you wish so. The class is given in English and Spanish. After we cook, we ́ll have lunch with the fruits of our labor.

You will have the remaining balance of the afternoon at leisure.

Day 4

Buenos Aires – Mendoza

After breakfast, you will be picked up and transferred to the domestic airport, where you will take your flight to Mendoza.

Welcome to Mendoza!

Argentina’s main wine region and the heartland of the Malbec grape, Mendoza is also known for impressive mountains (like Aconcagua, a world-renowned summit for climbers), outdoor sports (adventurous rafting) and breathtaking landscapes.

Upon arrival in Mendoza, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel.

You will have the remaining balance of the afternoon at leisure.

Day 5

Mendoza Full Day Private Tour to the wineries in Lujan de Cuyo Valley with Gourmet lunch by Bike

Today you will experience Argentine wine and learn all about it, including how it is produced, which grapes are grown and how the industry has been developed. But not just that, you will also have the chance to taste it and decide which one is your favorite!

At the appropriate time you will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the vineyards area, the region of Luján de Cuyo, which is well-known as the cradle of Malbec with its centuries-old vineyards at the base of the imposing Andes Mountains. In the course of 6 hours, you will visit two different wineries accompanied by a specialized guide. The proposed wineries change according to the season, as not all wineries are open to the public all year around.

Close to lunch-time, we will stop at one of the best restaurants in one of the chosen wineries, with an excellent menu that includes five courses, perfectly combining excellent food and extraordinary wines with the scenic view of the Andes Mountains.

Day 6

Mendoza

Today you will have the day at leisure.

Today we suggest considering taking a tour to the outstanding Andes Mountains visiting the highest peak in Argentina, The Aconcagua. If you are keen on wine, we suggest a wine tour on the Uco Valley, 100kms south Mendoza, from where you get amazing views of vineyards with the Tupungato Mountain behind. A wide variety of organic, boutique, massive vineyards, and gourmet restaurants can be found in this area.

Day 7

Mendoza – Santiago de Chile

After breakfast, you will be picked up and transferred to the airport, where you will take your flight to Santiago de Chile

Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the town at your own peace.

Day 8

Santiago de Chile Full Day Casablanca Valley with Lunch

This trip takes to you some of Chile’s most important wine valleys. Casablanca is one of the most renowned on Chile’s wine circuit and provides an enticing mix, with some of the country’s finest whites such as the wines of Loma Larga.

Visit this peaceful vineyard with its beautiful old parks and then enjoy an exclusive wine-tasting at the estate house. You’ll then move on to the San Antonio Valley, Chile’s newest and smallest D.O. and home to several new vineyards, such as the Matetic winery. The Matetic family owns the entire Rosario Valley Estate, which has a luxurious but rustic-looking guesthouse at one end and an impressive, hi-tech bodega at the other. The family history starts in Punta Arenas where Jorge Matetic Cetinja first stepped foot in Chile. His spirit of adventure is what led the company into the wine-growing business in 1999; they believed that climactic characteristics and the soil and light in this part of the country could produce high-quality wines. How correct they were.

Enjoy a private wine tasting before an exquisite lunch at the winery’s restaurant.

Day 9

Santiago de Chile Half Day Walking tour

After breakfast, you will be met at the hotel by your guide, with whom you will begin your half day tour at the hill of Santa Lucia. From the Caupolicán terrace, we can admire the Hidalgo castle (formerly a Spanish fortress) and enjoy beautiful views of the city. The tour continues to Constitution Square and the “La Moneda” palace, the current seat of government.

Next up is “Plaza de Armas”, the main square, surrounded by the Metropolitan Cathedral, the palace of the Royal High Court, the Main Post Office and other buildings of historical interest. A short drive takes us to San Cristobal hill. On the way, we can see the Central Market, the Mapocho Station, the Forestal Park and the Museum of Fine Arts. Take a stroll and try the “mote con huesillo”, a typical Chilean drink. Return by cablecar or taxi depending on the time.

Afternoon at leisure in Santiago.

Day 10

Santiago de Chile – Home

After breakfast, you will be picked up and transferred to the airport, where you will take your flight back home.

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