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.
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.
PASSPORT DETAILS REQUIRED
Full passport details are required at the time of booking in order to purchase Entrance fees to certain sites. Additionally on certain trips it's needed to book bus, train or flight tickets. Delays to provide this information may result in booking fees or changes to your itinerary.
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.
Our Best of Chile & Argentina trips score an average of 4.51 out of 5 based on 41 reviews in the last year.
My combination trip from Chile, through Argentina and into Brazil, was a fantastic introduction to the diversity and beauty of South America. I loved the mix of city, country and beach destinations offered on this tour which served as a great appetiser for the parts of each country that I'd like to explore further, in more detail and at a slower pace, on future trips. Most importantly we had a fabulous and very laid back group of travellers to share the journey, including our tour leader (Guillermo) and our local guides along the journey (Guilana, Emilie and Edourdo) whose local knowledge and enthusiasm for their subject matter really made all the difference. Very impressed all around. I will recommend this trip to many others I know who are interested, but cautious, about travelling in South America. I felt safe and supported all the way through and will definitely return for more adventures!
Review submitted 27 Feb 2018
An excellent trip with a fantastic guide. Is a brilliant way to get a taste of the countries in a short amount of time so that you can check where you want to go in-depth in the future
Review submitted 21 Feb 2018