From a bold and velvety Argentine Malbec to the distinct flavor and nose of a Chilean Cabernet, the wines of South America are as spectacular as the landscapes from which they come. With South America’s greatest cities a short plane ride away, you’ll understand why these are the regions that France and Napa don’t want you to discover.
Touching Down in South America
You arrive this morning on the outskirts of one of South America’s most cosmopolitan cities, beautiful and bright Buenos Aires, where the sophistication of Europe meets the passion of Latin America, where the streets hum with activity and the smells of a perfectly grilled steak fill your nose. A car will meet you at the airport to take you to your luxurious, comfortable hotel, where you can drop off your luggage and set out to explore everything city has to offer.
You’ll find the streets awash with color and full of life, with local Argentines ringing in the approach of night in fine fashion, preparing for a long and exciting evening. Dinner can be had at one of the city’s excellent parrillas, where the local beef offers a delicious complement to the rich and sumptuous notes of a glass of the country’s best Malbecs.
Half-Day Tour and a Tango Show in Argentina’s Captivating Capital
Another Day of Independent Exploration or Option Activities in Buenos Aires
Turning West to the Foothills of the Andes
A Full Day of Sightseeing in the Mountains, and Viewing Aconcagua
Enjoying the Fruits of Argentina’s Wine Region: A Full Day Guided Wine Tour
Goodbye Argentina, Hello Chile
Visiting Vina del Mar and Valparaiso
A Day of Wine in Chile’s Central Valley
Saying Goodbye to the Southern Cone
- Enjoy three days in Buenos Aires and experience all of the highlights of this remarkable city, from the sprawling expanse of Avenida 9 de Julio to the fervid desire and flawless choreography of a world-famous tango show
- Visit Mendoza, one of the Nine Great Capitals of Wine and the center of Argentina’s burgeoning enotourism region, where you’ll marvel at the splendor of the nearby Andes and revel in an organized tasting of some of the area’s best varietals and blends
- Tour Santiago, the political, social and cultural capital of Chile, where the beautiful scenery and incredible weather is matched only by the warmth and amiability of the locals
- Discover the attractive seaside towns of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso, from their gorgeous beaches to the stately edifices of their city centers, from the flashy modernity of beachside high-rises near Reñaca to the colonial opulence of the Chilean Naval Office in Sotomayor Square
- Explore the valleys of central Chile, the country’s most productive wine region and the center of the country’s growing wine trade
South America is quickly becoming one of the finest destinations for wine tourism in the world, with beautiful scenery, unmatched weather, and locals who are as friendly as they are fiercely proud of their homeland. This 10-day Buenos Aires, Mendoza and Santiago wine tour gives you the chance to explore every square inch of Chile and Argentina’s up-and-coming wine regions. You will also discover the many other cultural hotspots that make these two countries some of the most popular tourist destinations around the globe.
Begin in Buenos Aires, the “Paris of South America,” where the tree-lined streets and high-end shopping of Palermo and Recoleta contrast brilliantly with the multicolored storefronts and vibrant scenes of La Boca. Then turn towards the ponderous Andes and the wonderful city of Mendoza, the largest wine-producing region in Latin America and home to some of the prettiest and most fascinating vineyards and wineries on the continent. Finish in Chile, where the streets of Santiago are filled with the dulcet tones issuing forth from the city’s many jazz clubs, and where the exquisite edifices of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar offer a spectacular front to the ceaseless activity of the mighty Pacific Ocean. And, of course, spend a day in Chile’s Central Valley, the newest hotbed for oenophiles, where the Cabernets and Chardonnays (as well as famous Chilean Carmeneres) rival those of Napa and France and where the scenery is unmatched by either.
This is a trip dedicated to your gourmet side, that part of you that loves nothing more than an exquisite meal and sumptuous wine, that enjoys the hustle and bustle of a big city as much as the calm and serenity of a countryside resort, and that is always looking for another adventure. The culture is captivating, the people personable, the wine wonderful and the scenery spectacular: with all this and more waiting for you in the heart of the Southern Cone, there’s never been a better time to visit.
$3,245 per person (excluding international flights)
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