Wine and dine on the culture of Chile and Argentina
Against the magnificent backdrop of the Andes Mountains, journey from Santiago to Buenos Aires, taking in all the history, culture and cuisine in between. This 9-day Premium adventure will show you the heart of Chile and Argentina as you stroll the inspiring streets of Santiago with a local guide and sip piscos on a rooftop in the historic centre of Valparaiso. The world’s best wine is waiting for you in Mendoza, the stylish neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires are yours to explore and the El Tigre Delta is a wonder to discover. Gloriously beautiful and abundantly fun, this is an adventure to remember.
Discover the culinary treasures of Santiago during an Exclusive Experience where your passionate local leader will take you to a local eatery to sample fantastic Chilean cheese, ham and wine.
Start your adventure in style at your fabulous Feature Stay hotel in Santiago. Converted from a historical house built in 1909, the hotel combines creative architecture with traditional charm.
Get a taste of Chile’s most creative city, Valparaiso, during mouth-watering Exclusive Experiences, including chorrillana in the restaurant that invented the dish, and pisco sours on the rooftop of your hotel in the city’s historic heart.
Sample some of the world’s best wine at its source with the expert guidance of an oenologist during an Exclusive Experience – a full day tour of three renowned wineries in Argentina’s malbec-producing wine region, Mendoza.
Uncover a lesser-known side of Buenos Aires during a memorable Exclusive Experience – an insider’s day tour of the El Tigre Delta. Explore by bike, train, boat and on foot and experience natural beauty away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
During the colder months, usually between April and October, the border crossing between Chile and Argentina may be closed due to snowfalls. In that event, your emergency funds may be needed to purchase a flight between Santiago and Mendoza. Please see the 'Money matters' section of the Essential Trip Information for more details.
1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
3. This trip includes domestic flights. The luggage allowance is 15kg for check in luggage and 5kg for carry on.
4. Full name exactly as per passport is required at the time of booking (including any middle names listed on the passport), for activity and transport bookings. Ticketing fees may apply for amendments to details within 45 days of departure, and in some cases you will be required to cover the cost of issuing a new ticket.
5. Due to COVID restrictions, you are currently required to take a PCR test on Day 2, in preparation of crossing the border from Chile to Argentina. The current cost is $40 USD. Please check COVID restrictions and test costs before traveling, as regulations change quickly.
6. In addition to a negative PCR test, Traveler’s Affidavit, and health insurance, entry into Chile currently requires submitting proof of vaccination in advance of travel. As this validation process can take a while, it is recommended that you submit your electronic validation request 30 days in advance of Travel. The link to submit and more information is available here: https://www.chile.travel/en/traveltochileplan/. You must also take a PCR test upon arrival, and quarantine until results are returned. We recommend booking 1-2 pre nights before your trip to ensure no activities are missed.
6. Travel is always an adventure and, as destinations reopen, there are a few challenges as everyone gets back up to speed and adjusts to the new normal. Our leaders are experts when it comes to dealing with anything unexpected along the journey, so pack your understanding and flexibility, sit back and relax while they take care of the rest.
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