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.
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.