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Argentina-Chile Gourmet
Eat and Hike
Abroad
Discovery
Easy
Gourmet
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Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1 Santiago

Arrive any time. Arrival transfer included. The day is free to spend at your leisure exploring the city until our welcome meeting this

evening.

Santiago is Chile’s largest city and capital, with internationally recognized vineyards and Andean ski resorts very close by. It is one of

the few capital cities in the world which has easy access both to ski slopes (just 50 Km away) and beaches (just 100 Km away).

Explore the many museums and parks, and visit the vibrant neighbourhood of Bellavista to see some handicrafts and trendy cafés.

Although Santiago covers an immense area, the central core of the city is relatively small. It is a roughly triangular shaped region,

bounded in the north by the Río Mapocho, in the west by the Via Norte Sur and in the south by the Avenida del Libertador General

Bernardo O’Higgins (more commonly known as the Alameda). The apex of the triangle is the Plaza Baquedano, where O’Higgins

forms a junction with two of Santiago’s other main thoroughfares, Avenidas Providencia and Vicuña MacKenna.

The centre of this triangle is the Plaza de Armas, the chief plaza of Santiago, bounded on its northern side by the main post office

and on the western side by the cathedral. The streets between the Plaza de Armas and O’Higgins are wall-to-wall shops,

restaurants, snack and fast food bars, cinemas, expensive hotels and office blocks. The Presidential Palace, La Moneda, is on

Avenida Moneda, facing the Plaza de la Constitución. Near the Plaza de Armas is the National Congress building.

One of Santiago’s main parks, Cerro Santa Lucía, is in the triangle facing O’Higgins. anta Lucia Hill in the city center is an important

historic landmark. It was here, at the foot of this hill formerly known as the “Huelen”, that the Spanish Conquistador Pedro de

Valdivia founded the city of Santiago on February 1 2th, 1541. He planned the city according to the traditional Spanish checkerboard

layout which is still evident in the downtown area today. The Metropolitan Cathedral, on the western side of the plaza, stands on the

same spot where the first church in Santiago was once built; to the north are three important buildings: the Post Office, the National

Museum of History and the Townhall of Santiago. By the 1930s, modern Santiago, with its green areas and architecture had come

into being. The growth and development which have taken place during the past years are evident in the facilities which the city

offers the visitor.

The other main park is Cerro San Cristobal. It is a large hill that rises dramatically from the plain to the north of Avenida Providencia.

Between this avenue and the mountain, on either side of the Avenida Pío Nono, is Santiago’s ‘Paris quarter’, the barrio Bella Vista.

Here you find beautifully landscaped parks and gardens, artists’ colonies and impressive views over the city, including the

snow-capped peaks of the Andes (when the weather and thick smog permit).

Days 2 Santiago (1B)

Enjoy a full day exploring wineries with tastings in the Maipo Valley. Option to visit exceptional restaurants in the Bellavista

neighbourhood.

Head out on a full-day excursion to the Maipo Valley area for an in-depth look at the region that produces such fine quality wines.

Chilean wine is top-notch, with only France and Italy selling more wine worldwide. Visit some of the vineyards that are not only

well-known internationally, but best-equipped for attending to visitors and situated in the midst of stunning scenery. Learn more

about the process from local experts, taste a range of wines including the Carmenere, one of Chile’s specialties, and accompany

your wine with a fabulous, gourmet meal.

Day 3 Mendoza (1B)

Cross the Andes into Argentina and arrive to Mendoza, in the heart of the wine growing region.

Mendoza is a lovely city, known worldwide for its fabulous wine; it is home to 1221 wineries producing almost one billion litres of wine

yearly, many taking advantage of the crystalline waters of the Rio Mendoza fed by the melting snows of the Andes. The Mendoza

valley is most famous for its Malbec variety, grown between 750 and 1100 metres above sea level, and benefitting from the

desert-like climate of less than 20cm of rainfall per year.

Established where the libertador José de San Martín set out to cross the Andes and aid in the liberation of Chile, Mendoza is a

university city with wide sidewalks, tree-lined streets and numerous plazas. The city’s beautiful setting, temperate climate and many

museums combine to make the perfect atmosphere for wandering and exploring. Mendoza is also the provincial capital, and outdoor

activities such as whitewater rafting and skiing/snowboarding are plentiful depending on the season.

Days 4-6 Mendoza / Area Vineyard (3B,1L)

Enjoy 3 days of exploration, participation and sampling of the Mendoza region and its wineries. Full day wine tour from Mendoza

including a visit to 3 different top area wineries including a gourmet lunch, as well as an included cooking class. One of the nights is

spent at a vineyard outside of Mendoza with opportunities for tastings and tours of the facilities. There will be free time for optional

activities from Mendoza like a city tour or active options like hiking or cycling.

Days 7-8 Buenos Aires (2B,1L)

Fly to Buenos Aires. Visit to a Planeterra project outside of the city to see the empowerment and apprenticeship of youth through the

culinary arts. Enjoy cooking demonstrations and lunch at the school. Opt to enjoy a wine tasting and a tango dinner show.

On Day 8, we travel one hour out into the countryside of Buenos Aires to an organic farm home to a loving couple who are raising a

group of youth who are taught essential life skills in a loving and idyllic subsistence farm environment. Well-known chefs from

Buenos Aires visit the farm to teach the kids menu planning, food preparation and cooking skills using organic produce directly from

the farm. Here we learn the skills of cooking local dishes with a professional Chef, assisted by young students.

Known as the ‘Paris of the Americas’, Buenos Aires is a vibrant city full of life. Visit the districts of La Boca, Recoleta, and San Telmo

or catch a tango show at one of the many famous tanguerías. Wander the pedestrian walkways and see some dancing in the streets.

Whatever you do, Buenos Aires is sure to leave lasting memories.

The capital city of Argentina, Buenos Aires is the ultimate cosmopolitan city. Nearly 40% of Argentina’s 33 million citizens live in

Greater Buenos Aires, and the Porteños are justifiably proud of their home. The city is comprised of a number of distinct

neighbourhoods, some of which have become top tourist draws. For many, the highlight of their time in the capital is a visit to San

Telmo for the weekend antiques market and street artistís displays. La Boca was originally settled by the successive waves of

immigrants that contribute to the capital’s unique character. Its brightly coloured walls and buildings draw Porteños and tourists alike,

and it is here that the world-class football team, Boca Juniors, plies its trade. A Sunday afternoon match at the fabled Bombonera is

not to be missed. Posh Recoleta, with its cafes, museums and cemetery, is a pleasant place to spend an afternoon.

During colonial days Buenos Aires was the seat of the Viceroy of La Plata. Almost completely rebuilt since the turn of the century,

the heart of the city is the Plaza de Mayo, with the historic Cabildo (Town Hall), where the Independence movement was first

planned, the Casa Rosada (Government Palace) and the Cathedral where San Martín, the father of Argentine independence, is

buried.

Day 9-10 Uruguay Estancia (2B,1L,2D)

Catch the ferry to Colonia, Uruguay and transfer to the rural estancia, our guest ranch for the next two nights. Enjoy homemade

meals from local ingredients and delicious barbeque while acquainting yourself with gaucho life and traditions. Free time for optional

activities on-site like hiking, relaxing and horseback riding.

Day 11 Buenos Aires (1B)

Return to Buenos Aires for our final evening with option to visit a closed-door gourmet restaurant.

Rest your weary feet and enjoy a drink in one of the many sidewalk cafes and restaurants and you will begin to understand the

contemplative Argentine way of life. And since Buenos Aires will be your last chance to try the succulent bife and parrilladas, dig in

and enjoy!

Day 12 Buenos Aires (1B)

Depart at any time.

 

 
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Accommodation

Accommodation

Comfort hotels (8 nts), vineyard/winery (1 nt), estancia (ranch) (2 nts).

Service Level

Comfort:

• All the adventure you want, with a softer landing

• Handpicked, character-rich accommodations with upgraded amenities services

• Upgraded and private transport, including flights to maximize time

• More included meals, activities and transfers

 
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