Slutdestination: Buenos Aires
From the wineries of the Maipo Valley to the pristine beauty of northern Patagonia and the cosmopolitan flair of Buenos Aires, experience the riches of South America. Enjoy a taste of wilderness with hiking opportunities in Chile's Lake District and Argentine Patagonia before cleansing your palate for a wine tasting at a vineyard. Travel days are well paced and include short flights, allowing you the time to really experience the region's highlights-in comfort and style. As an introduction to Chile and Argentina, this trip offers the perfect combination of guided excursions and free time to explore at your own pace.
Hands-on: Maipo Valley Wineries Tour, Maipo. Arrival transfer. Maipo Valley winery tour with tastings. Half-day cultural tour with visit to Angelma³ fish market and traditional curanto meal. Visit Petrohue Falls. -Cruce de los Lagos' lake crossing by scenic ferry. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Sample the best Chilean wines in the Maipo Valley, soak in the stunning natural beauty of the Lake District's volcanoes and waterways, savour a local meal slow-cooked under hot rocks in the ground, experience the sophistication of Buenos Aires.
Private van, plane, comfortable buses, ferry, walking.
Comfort hotels (7 nts).
Day 1 Santiago
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Day 2 Santiago (1B)
Experience a wine tour with tastings in Maipo Valley, Santiago's famous wine region.
Day 3 Santiago/Puerto Varas (1B, 1L)
Flight and transfer to Puerto Varas, in the stunning Chilean Lake District, enjoy views of the Osorno Volcano. Take a cultural tour and enjoy a traditional lunch.
Day 4 Puerto Varas (1B)
Today is free to explore on your own. Opt to take an excursion to Chiloe Island.
Day 5 Puerto Varas/San Carlos de Bariloche (1B)
Travel by bus and ferry to Bariloche, Argentina. Visit the Petrohue Falls, then enjoy the sights from the -Cruce de los Lagos', considered one of the most scenic cruises in the world.
Day 6 San Carlos de Bariloche (1B)
Free time to explore this stunning region. Opt to take a boat excursion to visit Puerto Blest, hike or explore the town.
Day 7 San Carlos de Bariloche/Buenos Aires (1B)
Fly to Buenos Aires. Opt to enjoy a tango dinner show, take a city tour or enjoy free time to explore the many neighbourhoods and museums.
Day 8 Buenos Aires (1B)
Depart at any time.