South American Wines Trail

• Discover the vibrant, passionate, and cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires.
• Tour in the land of the Malbec wine, in the valleys surrounding Mendoza, and try this emblematic variety of Argentina.
• Visit Chile´s capital, Santiago, resting at the feet of the Andes.
• Learn about the enological secrets of the Casablanca Valley, the garden city of Viña del Mar, and the heritage of the port of Valparaíso

Day 1: Buenos Aires (- / - / -)

Upon arrival at Buenos Aires airport, you will be met by our representative and escorted to your hotel. Our representative will assist you with check-in procedures and provide you with a detailed itinerary, covering all the services included in your tour and additional information on the organization of your Argentina trip. You will also receive a contact information sheet with all the hotel details as well as our offices contact information and a 24-hour emergency number.

Overnight in Buenos Aires

Day 2: Buenos Aires    (B / - / -)

Breakfast. Depart on a morning city tour.

The tour includes attractions such as the 9 de Julio Avenue, the Obelisk and Corrientes Street. The first stop will be in the Plaza de Mayo so as to visit the Cathedral and the Cabildo (Old City Hall). After that, the trip will continue towards the most traditional neighborhood of Buenos Aires, San Telmo, which is characterized by its old colonial houses and the cobblestoned streets. Later on, the tour will go to La Boca Neighborhood located in the south of the city. There will be a new scheduled stop so as to look around the colorful zinc houses that make up this area of Buenos Aires and that used to be the refuge and home for the first immigrants and popular artists. Soon after, the vehicle continues to Puerto Madero – the old port of the city that was turned into one of the most exclusive gastronomic and residential areas in Buenos Aires. The tour will go to Palermo: one of the most extended areas in the city and where it is possible to find the popular woods of Palermo with more or less 300 ha (741 acres) of gardens and artificial ponds surrounded by elegant buildings. Finally, the last point in the tour is Recoleta, which is one of the most selected neighborhoods and where, among other attractions, the Recoleta Cemetery can be found. Also, there are bars, cafes and fancy restaurants that are worth a visit.

Balance of the day is at your leisure.

Overnight in Buenos Aires.

Day 3: Buenos Aires  (B / - / -)

Day at leisure.

OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL TOUR: Tango Show and Dinner at Café de Los Angelitos

“Cafe de los Angelitos” is a live witness of more than one hundred years of Buenos Aires history with a parade of the most outstanding personalities of the political and artistic atmosphere from the 20th century. The mystical coffee house, inaugurated in 1890 with name of Bar Rivadavia by the Italian Bautisto Fazio, became a meeting point for “compadritos” (swaggerers) and “malandras” (scoundrels) towards the end of the 19th Century. With rudimentary premises and a dirt floor, the place was a scenario for the verbal duels of gaucho minstrels Gabino Ezeiza, Higuito Cazon and Jose Betinotti Remodeled again following an ambitious architecture project, conformed by three levels, it exhibits luxury and distinction every night with 21 artists that perform this live show.

Overnight in Buenos Aires

Day 4: Buenos Aires – Mendoza    (B / - / -)

At the set time you will be transferred to Buenos Aires airport. Upon arrival at Mendoza airport, you will be met by our representative and escorted to your hotel.

Overnight in Mendoza

Day 5: Mendoza (B / L / -)

Breakfast. Depart on a full day tour to Lujan de Cuyo.

The tour departs to Lujan de Cuyo, homeland of the Malbec grapevine. Argentina is internationally recognized for the high quality of Malbec wines and for holding the largest plantation of this grape. We will visit three exclusive wineries where we will enjoy guided wine tastings. Starting with Achaval Ferrer winery, is a cozy yet modern building located at the margins of the Mendoza River. Casarena winery on the other hand, is in a restored centenary building surrounded by nature. Our last stop will be in Dominio del Plata winery, widely renowned for the major work they have done on counseling national and international companies in the wine sector. Here we will enjoy a five-course lunch paired with 5 top-class wines.

Overnight in Mendoza

Day 6: Mendoza  (B / - / -)

Day at leisure.

Overnight in Mendoza

Day 7: Mendoza – Santiago de Chile  (B / - / -)

At the set time you will be transferred to Mendoza airport.

Upon arrival at Santiago airport, you will be met by our representative and escorted to your hotel.

Overnight in Santiago

Day 8: Santiago de Chile  (B / - / -)

Breakfast. Depart on a morning city tour.

Santiago is a mixture between the old and the modern, characteristic that we invite you to know. Our tour through Santiago will show the immensity of the city, its varied geography and civility. We will guide you through Plaza de Armas, Main square of Santiago, where the cathedral, main post office and city hall are located. You will be told about the origins of our city. Next stop is the civic neighborhood and the surroundings of La Moneda government palace. After that we ́ll drive through some of the old neighborhoods of Santiago, like Republica and Concha y Toro, later we will visit the eastern part of the city and we'll see the modern buildings and the changes that they have brought to the neighborhood. We finish our tour in a handicraft store located in an exclusive neighborhood, where we'll appreciate with a Pisco Sour, Lapizlazuli masterpieces, made with this stone that just exists in Chile and Afghanistan.

Overnight in Santiago

Day 9: Santiago de Chile  (B / L / -)

Breakfast. Depart on a full day excursion to the Casablanca Valley.

Casablanca Valley is one of Chile’s supreme wine regions, situated on the coastal valleys of the Valparaiso Region. Here you will visit Viña Emiliana, an organic vineyard designed to satisfy the pleasures of the mind, its wine and chocolate tasting stands out for its uniqueness. After a tour of the gardens and vineyards, visitors are invited to share in this sweet and magical experience. Guided by its organic philosophy that distinguishes them, natural chocolates with no additives, fats, or colors, will harmonize the wines with similar characteristics.

Overnight in Santiago

Day 10: Santiago de Chile  (B / - / -)

At the set time you will be transferred to Santiago airport.

Inclusions:

· Transfers Airport – Hotel – Airport in each city

· Excursions as outlined in the program

· Daily breakfast at the hotel

· Other meals as mentioned in the program

· Accommodation in First Class Hotels

· Permanent assistance in each destination

Exclusions

· International or domestic airfare

· Services and non-mentioned meals in the itinerary. Drinks

· Early check-in, late check-out, and hotel extras

· Personal expenses

· Tips for guides and hotel staff