Travel from Santiago across the Andes to Buenos Aires
Celebrate the energy and enthusiasm of Chile and Argentina on this journey from Santiago to Buenos Aires. Soak up the cuisine, arts and beauty of dramatic Santiago before adopting a slower pace at a traditional estancia. With ample opportunity to indulge in epicurean delights and local wines, this trip delivers adventure, relaxation and culture in true South American fashion.
Discover the colonial charm, neoclassical plazas and stylish neighbourhoods of Santiago. This city is packed full of history and is a great place to explore on foot
Wind through the country lanes of the Mendoza wine region - the world’s largest producer of Malbec. During this trip you'll have ample opportunity to refine your palate by tasting varietals of one of South America's favourite wines
Take part in the daily routines and duties of a gaucho on a traditional Argentinian estancia, a unique retreat for any traveller
Indulge in the cuisine, culture and nightlife of cosmopolitan Buenos Aires. Argentinian produce is some of the best in the world
There are several orientation walks during this trip so there will be quite a lot of walking. The heat and humidity can also be quite extreme during the summer months, particularly in Buenos Aires. It’s important to always bring plenty of water, wear comfortable walking shoes and ensure you use adequate sun protection. Wearing layers is a good way to tackle the heat.
An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at time of booking.
The airlines require the full name as per passport & passport number to issue tickets. Please provide this information at time of booking.
This trip includes a domestic flight. Argentina is particularly strict on excess baggage and usually enforces a maximum allowance of 15Kg for check in luggage.
SEASONAL WEATHER CONDITIONS:
During the colder months, usually between May and August, the border crossing between Chile and Argentina may be closed due to snowfalls. In that event, your emergency fund may be needed to purchase a flight between Santiago and Mendoza.
A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip.
If you are entering Chile at Santiago International Airport as a tourist, some nationalities are required to pay a reciprocity fee (Australians US$117). The fee does not apply to travellers arriving at other airports or entering the country via land borders.
The Argentine government charges a reciprocity tax which applies to Canadian and Australian citizens. The fee must be paid online prior to travel and a receipt for this payment must be produced at every border crossing into Argentina.
Our Best of Chile & Argentina trips score an average of 4.65 out of 5 based on 23 reviews in the last year.
This trip was an excellent way to explore the wine and steak regions of Argentina in a short space of time. It was a very laid back trip, so don't expect to be busy from dawn until dusk every day but interesting things to see and do, and the estancia stay was wonderfully relaxing. This is a really good food and wine experience.
Review submitted 26 Jun 2017
Our Tour Leader told us that most people skip this section of South America, my advise is don't! Mendoza is just stunning, and the Hacienda stay was a delight. Find the extra week and not miss out.
Review submitted 20 Jun 2017