Argentina – Chile: Buenos Aires – Mendoza – Santiago
A fascinating journey to Argentina and Chile with visits to famous wineries.
With your own eyes you will see Buenos Aires – a city of contrasts, a 15-million-population megalopolis with lots of avenues, colored squares, street musicians, different markets and skyscrapers.
And in the squares here they still dance tango in the evenings. Young and old couples: men in ironed trousers and elegant women with eyes-closed – they give themselves to the music, as if time has stopped...
And the capital of Chile, Santiago, whose ancestor was the conquistador Valdivia, is one of the most amazing places on the planet. There is everywhere a mix of various styles and cultures. And of course wines and wineries are the main highlight of this journey.
Gourmets and life lovers - this tour is for you!
Travel around the two main wine regions of Latin America Chile and Argentina can take from two to three days to infinity. Our advice – do not rush and do not try to visit all the places within a couple of days. Traveling on the roads of wine should be liked and remembered. In our program you will visit the best vineyards of Chile and Argentina (for four days per country).
In the wine regions of Chile and Argentina can travel throughout the year. The best time (the most comfortable in terms of weather) is October and November. At this time, it is spring in the southern hemisphere. Or you can travel in March and April when the grape harvest is completed and autumn comes.
Argentine province of Mendoza lives and breathes by wine. Mendoza is a kind of oasis among desert plains, amazing fertile land at the foot of the Andes, fed by the waters of mountain streams. The view of the snow-capped peaks makes Mendoza one of the most picturesque places on earth. But this beauty is not only aesthetic value, the combination of geographical and climatic features of this region gives life to one of the best wines of Argentina.
Chile is a paradise of winemaking. So many experts believe in it and they are not mistaken. On the territory of this country nature has created unique conditions for growing grapes: a large number of sunny days, a natural mountain barrier, a mild climate and the coolness of the ocean create a perfect atmosphere for the cultivation of stunning grapes.
Dates of travel: during the whole year
Duration: 9 days / 8 nights
Route: Buenos Aires – Mendoza – Santiago
Hotels on tour:
4* hotels: Buenos Aires - Rochester Classic, Mendoza - Amérian Executive, Santiago - Torremayor Lyon
5* hotels: Buenos Aires - Intercontinental, Mendoza - Hyatt Mendoza, Santiago - Hyatt Centric Las Condes
From 01.01. till 30.09.2019. with accommodation in 4* hotels
1906 EUR (per person in double room)
2788 EUR (per person in single room)
1856 EUR (per person in triple room)
From 01.01. till 30.09.2019. with accommodation in 5* hotels
2236 EUR (per person in double room)
3442 EUR (per person in single room)
From 01.10. till 31.12.2019. with accommodation in 4* hotels
2063 EUR (per person in double room)
2942 EUR (per person in single room)
2010 EUR (per person in triple room)
From 01.10. till 31.12.2019. with accommodation in 5* hotels
2450 EUR (per person in double room)
3716 EUR (per person in single room)
Included in total price:
* 8 nights’ accommodation in hotels according to the program with breakfasts
* meals according to the program
* transfers according to the program:
- Buenos Aires and Santiago: individual transfers without the guide
- Mendoza: group transfers with an English-speaking guides
* excursions on tour:
- Buenos Aires and Santiago: group excursions with an English-speaking guides
- Mendoza: group excursions with an English-speaking guides
** In all directions of this tour it is possible to request a Russian-speaking guides (or guides/translators), cost on request
** Group services can be replaced by individual on request.
NOT included in total price:
* Health insurance;
* Optional excursions
* Early Check-In or late Check-Out at the hotels
* Personal expenses
We really hope that you will take with you the taste of this magic “drink” called Tuscany.
With love – yours AFY TRAVEL.
Best time to visit
Day 1: BUENOS AIRES
Arrival at the EZE airport. Check-In at the selected hotel. Next is half-day sightseeing tour at the city. This tour will give you the opportunity to meet the multifaceted life of the city and its inhabitants. You’ll see the symbol of the city – 67-meter-high obelisk standing on the widest street in the world – 9th July avenue. You will see the extraordinary square on the Plaza de Mayo, as well as St. Martin’s Square, Congress Square, Corrientes Mayo Avenue and much more. You will visit the historic districts of La Boca, San Telmo and Montserrat and the elegant and prestigious areas of Palermo and Roselet. At the tour is included a visit to the modern districts of the city: Puerto Madero and the parks of 3rd February and Lesame.
Day 2: BUENOS AIRES
Breakfast at the hotel. Full-day excursion to the Gaucho Santa Susana Ranch. During this excursion you will visit a traditional Argentinean ranch and plunge into the daily life of the cowboys of the South American pampa, the gaucho. The measured rhythm of rural life, peace and tranquility – this is the atmosphere that will meet you as soon as you leave the borders of Buenos Aires. For Argentines, the pampa, is not just a vast endless plain, it is a powerful layer of the culture of the people, rooted in the distant past. It is with the history of brave horsemen that you will meet during this excursion program. You will see how modern Gauchos live, and also attend folklore performances and festivals with dancing, traditional music and, of course, you will be offered an excellent Argentinean meat! Duration: from 10 to 17 hours. In the evening visit an unforgettable tango show with dinner in the house of the tango "Porteno". Charming rhythms of the most passionate dance and dancing couples will leave an unforgettable impression, as well as a traditional Argentine dinner (drinks included). Group transfers without a guide are included. Schedule: from 20:00 to 23:45. (Meals: breakfast / lunch / dinner)
Day 3: BUENOS AIRES – MENDOZA
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for departure to Mendoza. Arrival, transfer to hotel. Check-In at the selected hotel. City tour. This tour will allow us to get to know the city of Mendoza, one of the most beautiful city in the country. The city center is a huge pedestrian zone and trees along the avenue, cozy cafes and main attractions. On the territory of almost 600 hectares there is the San Martin Park with forests, gardens, an artificial lake and a zoo. In the same park is located the University of Mendoza, the stadium of Malvinas Argentina, a monument in honor of San Martin – the national hero of Argentina. The neighborhood to the Andes makes the city an ideal base for skiers, climbers and travelers, here are the most turbulent rivers in all of South America. In the south of Mendoza are very beautiful volcanic attractions and the famous glacier of Perito Moreno and Iguazu Falls. And, of course, Mendoza – is endless vineyards, wineries, supplying Argentina with wonderful Argentinian wine, - and the whole world over the past few decades. The tour starts from the place, where the city was founded. We’ll visit Greek theatre Frank Romero Dai – the scene of the national grape harvest festival. Duration: 2-3 hours.
Day 4: MENDOZA
Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion with wine tasting in the de Uco Valley. In the morning meeting with the guide - a specialist in wine, departure to the wine oasis. Right here historical wineries and top-class wine producers are located. Andean landscapes complement the uniqueness of this route. Visit three wineries (such as Salentein, Clos de los Siete, Piedras Negras, Andeluna Cellars, Atamisque and others), where the guide will acquaint with wine-making processes: the care of grapes, its collection, content and fractionation of different types of wines. Also, the guide will explain the technique of tasting and the importance of cork, will tell about the use of glasses during tasting. Lunch at the winery accompanied by local wines. Duration: all day. (Meals: breakfast / lunch).
Day 5: MENDOZA
Breakfast at the hotel. Spare day. On request, an all-day wine tour to Lujan de Cuyo or to the central part of the region. For adventure and active sports lovers: rafting, horse riding, cycling.
Day 6: MENDOZA - SANTIAGO
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for departure to Santiago. Arrival, transfer to hotel. Check-In at the selected hotel. Sightseeing tour of the city in the afternoon. You will get acquainted with the capital of Chile - Santiago, visit the old residential area in the western part of the city, where you will also see true architectural masterpieces. Visit La Moneda, walk along the pedestrian alley Paseo Aumad to the Plaza de Armas. You will see the beautiful old post office building and the National Historical Museum, where the Supreme Court – the Royal Audience – was located before. Driving along the main avenue of the city – Bernardo O'Higgins, you can admire the ancient walls of the Church of St. Francis – the oldest architectural monument in Chile. The excursion will continue with climbing on the Mount San Cristobal – the spur of the Andean ridge, on the top of which you will see the famous statue of the Virgin Mary and enjoy the panoramic view of Santiago against the backdrop of the majestic Andes.
Day 7: SANTIAGO
After breakfast at the hotel we will go on an excursion to the cities of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso. The road to those seaside cities passes through olive plantations, orchards and vineyards of the Curacavi and Casablanca valleys (120 km from Santiago). Valparaiso is located on 42 hills, it is distinguished by its architectural style and is recognized by UNESCO as an object of cultural heritage. Different levels of the city are interconnected by a system of old lifts – funiculars, stairs and footpaths. You can visit the Soto Mayor Square and the Maritime Office which is a national monument. Then walk to Concepcion Hill and Gervasoni and Atkinson Boulevards, during which you will have a magnificent view of the seaport – one of the main symbols of Valparaiso. Transfer to Viña del Mar, which is called the "garden city". Its coastline is filled with beautiful beaches and mighty rocks. The main attractions of the city are flower clock, Reñaca beach, the coast promenade and the Fonk Museum. At the end of the tour return to Santiago, duration: 9 hours with a stop for lunch (not included in the price).
Day 8: SANTIAGO
Breakfast at the hotel. Half-day excursion with a visit to one of the most famous vineyards in the world: Concha and Toro. Visit the vineyards, the winery building, take a walk through the wonderful European-style park, while tasting the best Concha and Toro wines. One of the most important sights is the wine cellar of the founder Don Melchor Concha and Toro, where he kept his best wines. Spare time. Lunch (payed locally). Return to the hotel in Santiago.
Day 9: SANTIAGO
Breakfast at the hotel. At the appointed time transfer to SCL airport for an international flight.