(Buenos Aires, Mendoza)
Start in Buenos Aires, getting to know this city through its gorgeous streets full of history and a sultry tango show, with dinner included! Move East to Mendoza and indulge in great Andean wines and the best culinary offering in the region. For a taste of Santiago de Chile, explore the city with a unique approach. And to learn about its wine culture, explore the nearby valleys with wine tastings and relaxing scenic rides.
With private tours led by expert guides, transfers, all internal flights and 24/7 local and international support, you can relax in the knowledge that you will be well taken care off, to just enjoy your adventure through these two fascinating South American countries.
Enjoy a private airport (International) transfer in Buenos Aires with professional driver and English speaking Guide. Bottle of water included
Please Note: Effective 31OCT2012 for international flights arriving into Buenos Aires AEP, and effective 28DEC2012 for international flights arriving into Buenos Aires EZE, the process for paying the reciprocity fee must be done prior to arrival, online, at the following websites - www.migraciones.gov.ar or www.provinciapagos.com.ar
Subject to change without notice.
Casa Sur Art Hotel is located in the heart of the distinguished and emblematic Recoleta area, on Callao Avenue. Only a few steps away from luxurious art galleries, well-known commercial centers, green spaces and interesting tourist circuits. Casa Sur stands out due to its personality, the concept of its room, innovation and quality of the services offered.
Buenos Aires is where it all happens, and we want you to immerse yourself in its beauty, history, and sheer radiance. Enjoy a private guided, half-day panoramic tour, discovering the rich parks and open spaces of the Northern Neighborhood and the eye-catching buildings and grounds of Palermo and Recoleta, in the comfort of a private vehicle. After being picked up from your hotel, you'll be driven to the Obelisk; a distinct symbol of the city. After that, you will visit different squares such as Plaza de Mayo, Plaza San Martín, Plaza del Congreso and some of the main avenues such as Corrientes, de Mayo, and 9 de Julio. Enjoy views in the historical neighborhoods of La Boca, San Telmo, Montserrat and the elegant neighborhoods of Palermo, Recoleta, and the modern Puerto Madero. Breathe in the fresh air as you pass through parks such as Lezama, Tres de Febrero and the Ecological Reserve. En route you will also get to visit financial and commercial areas and Soccer Stadiums. At the end of your tour you will be dropped back at your hotel.
In the neighborhood of Chacarita, Buenos Aires, Azaí is a loft-type space especially designed for cooking and having a good time. We have a professional, state of the art kitchen in which twelve people can comfortably cook simultaneously. You will have this space for yourselves. You only need to bring a willingness to learn and have fun, we will provide all the rest, from cookware to aprons.
At the end of the class we share the table to sample the dishes that were prepared, accompanied by a glass of Argentine wine. This activity can be organised for you over lunch or dinner, and it will take approximately 3 hours. It includes private transfers and English speaking guide who will accompany you to the cooking lesson, and the driver will bring you back to your hotel at the end of the cooking and tasting experience.
Have a special night out in Buenos Aires and enjoy an exclusive Tango show and dinner at Gala Tango!
Gala Tango offers you one of the best shows in Buenos Aires and a Gourmet À la carte dinner consisting of grilled Argentinian meet and international dishes accompanied by great wines from Mendoza. A brief (15 minutes) Tango lesson will also be available to guests arriving early.
Enjoy a private airport transfer in Buenos Aires with a professional driver and English speaking Guide.
Fly from Buenos Aires to Mendoza. Flight subject to changes based on availability. The flight duration is approximately 2 hour.
Enjoy a private airport transfer with private vehicle, driver and English speaking guide .
Finca Adalgisa is an early 20th century manor house and vineyard estate in the heart of the premier wine-growing region of Argentina. It is a charming family home converted in 2001 by Gabriela Furlotti,a third generation Argentine-Italian, into the first boutique hotel and finca in Mendoza.
Enjoy a full day exclusive tour to three of the most important wineries of the region, Bodega Catena Zapata, Ruca Malen Winery and Belasco de Baquedano Winery.
Bodega Catena Zapata is widely recognized for its revolutionary owner and wine-maker Nicolás Catena. He is known for introducing to the international wine community the true potential and quality of the Mendoza terrain. Argentina produces world-class wines, thanks to the Malbec grape in general and the wines of Nicolás Catena in particular.
Continue on a private visit to Bodega Ruca Malen, exclusively focused on making wines of excellence, based on their knowledge and above all, their passion for winemaking. The bodega visit will take you from the vineyards and sorting machines to the fermentation and aging rooms, offering an intimate glimpse into the wine making process from grape to bottle.
For a broader knowledge of the different aromas found in wine enjoy a tour of Belasco de Baquedano Winery and experience its great “hall of aromas”, which tells you about the different types of aromas existing in wine: primary aromas (those that characterize the grape variety), secondary aromas (the ones released during fermentation and its transformation into wine) and tertiary aromas (produced through aging in barrel and/or bottle).
Enjoy a delicious lunch at either Ruca Malen or Belasco de Baquedano Winery, the choice is yours.
Finca Adalgisa is a perfect place to relax, but if you prefer to be active, the staff will be more than happy to assist you in plannign something for the day.
In warmer months, you might just want to stretch out in the sun, cool off in the pool or snooze in the shade. When the climate is cooler, the roaring fire of the fireplaces call you to stay in and read a book.
Activities available include biking, going for a stroll to the town of Chacras de Coria, or trying a cooking class at the Finca. Water rafting and kayaking are also possible. Speak to your Sales Consultant if you wish to pre-book any of these activities.
Enjoy a private roundtrip transfer with private vehicle, driver and English speaking guide to the famous Francis Mallman restaurant in Mendoza. Dinner is at your own expense.
Francis Mallmann is one of Latin America's pre-eminent chefs and his restaurants are well known for being stylish and elegant. Many say, he is a cook, but his sense of taste extends far beyond food on a plate.
Fly from Mendoza to Santiago, Chile. Approximate flight time is one hour. Flight times are subject to change based on availability.
Private airport transfer in Santiago with a guide and driver.
Situated in one of the most prestigious areas of Santiago, Plaza el Bosque Suites is a great choice for families and those who like space. The 84 suites are well-appointed, with a small kitchenette and beautiful views of the city. Breakfast is an array of fresh fruits, dairy, pastries and other morning favorites. Dine at any of the numerous restaurants nearby, which serve everything from Chilean traditional dishes to international specialties. Make use of the abundance of facilities, which include a sauna, fitness room, and a games room with pool tables and chess.
Today is a day when you will experience life as a true local, otherwise known as a “Santiaguino”. Your guide will pick you up at your hotel and together you walk towards the nearest Metro station to board one of the most efficient and clean subways in the world, Santiago’s Metro (Metro ticket is included). In it, you will reach the classic and most important subway station in the city, Universidad de Chile where gigantic murals of local artists are displayed showing a piece of Chile’s rich urban culture. Upon exiting the station you will be in the middle of Santiago’s busy downtown. You will walk about the Stock Exchange and the classic streets, having a Santiago traditional coffee experience, in one of the many cafés called “Café con piernas” translated as coffee with legs…you will see firsthand where the name originates from. After enjoying coffee (not included) we will walk through the Paseo Ahumada, viewing the different shops and shoe shine stands and all sorts of local characters. We will arrive to the main square or Plaza de Armas which is a meeting point for several immigrants from neighboring countries. We will visit the Cathedral. We will continue walking through Puente Street which is characterized by the large amount of shoe stores where locals shop. We will reach the Mercado Central (local fish Market) where we will see the different types of fish and shellfish that the Pacific Ocean has to offer. In this market we will have lunch at one of the many restaurants enjoyed by locals and generally unknown to tourists. Your guide will be with you at all times explaining local culture and helping you to translate and interact with shop vendors, waiters and anyone you want to meet.
After lunch at Restaurant El Galeon, walk across the Mapocho river to visit the Vega Central (local food market) here you will see the different fruits and vegetables that the fertile lands of Chile offer. After the visit walk through the Bellavista district, also known as the bohemian district where you will enter a local bar to try out a refreshing local drink called “The Terremoto” which translates to the Earthquake (drink is not included). After this stop we continue to San Cristobal Hill. On the way we try out some of Chile’s classic and refreshing snacks such as Mote de Huesillos or any snack that you feel like.
At San Cristobal Hill we will reach the top in the traditional funicular. From the top enjoy a panoramic view of Santiago from which, with your guide, you can track the places visited during the day. Here, your vehicle will be waiting for you to take you back to your hotel after a day of exploring Santiago and being a true “Santiaguino”.
9:00 - Travel out of Santiago into the Casablanca Valley, the youngest Chilean viticulture area which boasts the perfect trilogy: climate, soil and vines. Drive through the valley, with a stop at Casas del Bosque, a family boutique winery exclusively oriented to produce high quality wines. Here you will have the chance to choose 2 wines “Reserva” and 1 “Grand Reserve wine”. Continue to Matetic Vineyards located in the San Antonio Valley. The visit begins in the winery, where you will be cordially received by a bilingual guide who will brief about the process of organic and biodynamic agriculture, key concepts in the making of wines. While enjoying panoramic views of the vineyards, visitors will be taken through the entire process of winemaking and organic agriculture. The tour will end with a wine tasting in the underground tasting room where wines and accessories can be purchased.
Optional: Lunch at the restaurant Equilibrio of Matetic winery (not included)
Enjoy the day with the comfort of a late hotel check-out, before departing on your late night flight.
After being met by your guide and private vehicle at your accommodation, you'll be brought towards Vitacura neighborhood to visit Alonso de Cordova Avenue boutiques, an elegant neighborhood where you will be able to visit the best shops in town and where you'll find “ Lapiz Lazuli “(semi-precious stone found only in Chile and some places in Afghanistan) jewellery shop. Continue on to Parque Arauco Shopping Centre, the largest shopping mall in the country. After getting your fill of shopping, relax on the drive to "Handicraft Los Dominicos town " where you'll find a plethora of traditional Chilean handicraft.
Please note obtaining a visa is your responsibility. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Argentina for the most up to date visa information.
Please note obtaining a visa is your responsibility. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Chille for the most up to date visa information.
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