Santiago de Chile - Mendoza - Buenos Aires
Upon arrival in Santiago we’ll meet and drive you to your hotel. Your wine tasting tours start in two days so make the most of your time while you’re in this city!
Between the Andes Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, this modern city offers all kinds of attractions for curious travelers. From different viewpoints in the city, you can see the natural beauties surrounding Santiago; the snow-capped mountains and the beautiful Valle del Maipo, where the best Chilean wine is produced.
Santiago de Chile is known as the home of Pisco Sour, the delicious Cabernet Sauvignon and the “Sanhattan” district, which is a stylish fusion between Manhattan and Santiago, and heaven on earth for enthusiastic shoppers.
Enjoy your first evening in the city by visiting two of the most interesting places in Santiago: the Santa Lucía Hill, a famous downtown garden from where you’ll have the best views over the city. Visit a museum which used to be the home of Pablo Neruda, the famous Chilean writer. Wander the streets of the most bohemian and colorful district in Santiago, passing by its traditional cafes, restaurants and pubs, and take the gondola to reach San Cristobal Hill, another highlight of the city.
Discover the vivid capital of Chile and learn more about its eventful past through the most important sites of Santiago de Chile. Admire the Hidalgo castle and have incredible views of the city from Santa Lucia hill. Pass through the Constitution Square and the palace ‘La Moneda’, the current seat of the government. Walk to ‘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. Visit the San Cristobal hill for even more amazing panoramic views and the Central Market to see the great variety of Chilean seafood.
Visit Casablanca Valley on the way to Valparaiso and learn about the winemaking process of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, the most famous white wines of this region.
After this wine tasting tour, discover the quirky town of Valparaíso and stroll through bohemian neighborhoods that offer spectacular views over the Pacific Ocean. This picturesque city was declared World Heritage by UNESCO. Unwind at Viña del Mar, a jet set resort of yesteryear, visiting the pier and the coastline with some of its beaches.
Head to Maipo Valley, the oldest wine-producing valley in Chile and considered the home of one of Chile’s best Cabernet Sauvignon. Visit Pérez Cruz is one of the most recognized boutique wineries in Maipo Valley in recent years. Pérez Cruz modern installations are reflected in its winery building architecture, which was conceived to harmonize with the surroundings and avoid the abrupt interruption of the rural landscape. Head to the Alto Jahuel sector to visit the Santa Rita winery, which won important prizes and gained the respect of the experts. After seeing the wine cellars, storage and bottling plant, taste two of its delicious wines.
At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to Santiago’s bus station and you’ll take a bus to Mendoza in Argentina. Upon arrival at Mendoza airport we will drive you to your hotel.
Mendoza is the heartland of Malbec grape (and other tasty types) and home of impressive mountains like the forbidding Aconcagua, the tantalizing summit for seasoned climbers around the world. it’s the top eclectic destination of Argentina. From snow-capped mountains to untamed rivers and sunny vineyards, there is an option for every taste. This is the perfect destination for romantic getaways but also the right place to go for healthy impressive outdoor sports—adventurous, hiking, rafting, rappel and zipline among many others. Summertime is the best period for adventure!
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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 enjoy your first wine tasting tour in Mendoza, and visit two different wineries accompanied by a specialized guide.
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!
Take the day to shop your favorite wines, relax in one of the many green parks with the locals, have lunch in a vineyard or maybe choose one of our optional tours, such as rafting, horse riding or even fly fishing.
Be impressed by the exquisite cuisine of Mendoza taking part in a very unique culinary experience where the cook will teach you how to prepare a traditional recipe that you will later enjoy during dinner. Learn the most primitive method of glowing red flames and smoky ambers to cook vegetables and meat whilst you delight your senses with proper wine pairings of different blends produced in the region.
This is the end of your wine tasting tour in Santiago and Mendoza! At the appropriate time, you will be transferred to the airport and upon arrival in Buenos Aires, we’ll drive you to your hotel.
Live a unique night with this fun culinary experience, combining what many travelers are looking for on an evening out in Buenos Aires: great food, fun, laughs and social interaction with people from all different backgrounds. The night includes a cocktail-making class (learn how to make wine-based cocktails under the guidance of a sommelier), empanada competition and what we believe is the best steak in town. Led by passionate local and expat hosts, the evening quickly turns to shared laughter and joy as you take a unique look at some curious quirks and customs that make Argentineans some of the most interesting and passionate people of Latin America.
In the morning we will pick you up from your hotel to enjoy our 5-hour Buenos Aires city tour—you will be swept away by the highlights of our beloved Buenos Aires! Over the course of a half-day you will have the chance to visit the historical and political center of the city; Plaza de Mayo and the Pink House (the presidential house).
Next, we’ll move on to San Telmo, with its cobblestone streets and the oldest residential neighborhood, and then to La Boca where Buenos Aires turns colorful and tango is ever-present. Come walk Caminito street and dance with the locals. The next stop is the chic and aristocratic Recoleta, where the big palaces remind us why Buenos Aires is called the “Paris of the South”.
In the evening we’ll pick you up from your hotel to take you to a mystical place where you’ll discover one of our most ancient traditions. Tango is more than our national dance… tango is our immigrant origins, the talent of our local artists, the sensuality of Argentine women and our way to deal with a broken heart; dancing our way through tragic, and yet eternal, love stories.
Tonight you will enjoy a 3-hour professional display of tango and music with a group of local artists onstage immersed in an elegant and alluring place. The manners, ambience, clothes and dance steps which tango-lovers used to practice 100 years ago will come to life again and you will travel back in time for a night.
This spectacular tango show in Buenos Aires will be accompanied by delicious Argentine and international cuisine. Dinner is all-inclusive, beverages included so you can lose yourself in the ethereal taste of Malbec wine. At the end of the evening, around midnight, you will be driven back to your hotel, fully in love with the bohemian spirit of our incredible city.
Tango is, all in all, a cultural experience that’s deeply rooted in Argentine hearts. Where do regular people go dancing tango? There is an immense number of dance halls or milongas in Buenos Aires. Some of our favorites are La Viruta -beginners friendly- and Salon Canning -with more advanced clientele- in Palermo neighborhood. Tango has evolved a big deal in the past years, and now there are also LGBT milongas that encourage a most inclusive practice.
It’s the last day of your wine tasting tour to Argentina and Chile… we hope to see you back here soon! At the appropriate time, we’ll pick you up from your hotel and drive you to the international airport to take your flight back home.
Did you know that Patagonia is just 3 hours away by plane from Buenos Aires? If you want to discover these southern natural wonders, we have some trip ideas so you can keep on exploring Argentina.
FLIGHTS NEEDEDFOR THIS ITINERARY
Santiago de Chile - Mendoza - Buenos Aires
Flights in South America cost approximately $150 to $300 USD per segment (destination).
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