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.
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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.
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2017 to 31 December 2017. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at time of booking.
AIRPORT TRANSFERS – SANTIAGO (SCL) AIRPORT
If you have booked a transfer with us and have arrived on an international flight, please ensure you go to gate 3 regardless of which gate you exit from.
Our drivers will be waiting at gate 3 with an Intrepid sign displaying your name.
If you are having trouble locating the driver, please call the emergency number listed on your trip notes.
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 Canadian citizens a reciprocity tax. This tax 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 31 reviews in the last year.
This trip is a great way to see the best bits of Chile and Argentina if you only have a 2 week holiday. I definitely recommend adding an extra day or 2 before the trip starts in Santiago as I managed to book myself onto a day to go to Vina Del Mar and Valparaiso which is well worth a visit. an extra day in Buenos Aires at the end is also recommended as although the walking tour was good it only covered a fraction of the city. The city's Hop on Hop off bus is a great way to explore more. The time in Mendoza and on the Estancia were my favourite! They are both beautiful places and the opportunity to see the wine region and the real Argentina make this trip an amazing experience!
Review submitted 03 Dec 2017
Loved the entire trip, we had so much fun + learned loads. We don't usually like tours because we prefer our own independence and flexibility but this trip gave us the best of both, and we could have never have fitted in as much as we did with Intrepid. We loved that every single part was a local experience, and Pabs our tour guide was ace and so passionate about the history of each area – but also made it super fun. (However, do not rely on having good wifi...)
Review submitted 24 Oct 2017