Chile and Argentina embody South America’s diverse landscapes through the combination of stunning valleys, remarkable snowcapped peaks, and dramatic waterfalls. Your customizable Chile and Argentina itinerary combines luxury with natural splendor, introducing you to the extravagant flavors of Chilean wine, the captivating movement of traditional tango, and the enchanting reflective waters of the Lakes District. Search for curious toucans and shy deer. Marvel at the soaring volcanic summits cresting...
Santiago – Arriving in Chilean Style
The majesty of Santiago emanates from the ridges of the bordering Andes Mountains and the central terrace along Cerro San Cristobal. Sycamore trees shade the wide boulevards and skyscrapers imitate the nearby snowcapped peaks. As your flight descends into Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport, you look out the window to find Torre Telefónica. The tower embodies the unique sense of artistry decorating the city. The structure was erected in the early 1990s resembling a cellular phone from the same era and reaching 34 stories tall. Your private transfer greets you at the airport upon your arrival and escorts you to an elegant hotel at the heart of the bustling city.
Your guide greets you in the lobby, ready to lead you on an introductory tour of Chile’s capital city, beginning at the Plaza de Armas. Vendors along the street call out water and ice cream, letting passersby know what’s on offer. Cafes place tables and chairs along the walkways for patrons to enjoy the aromas of fresh café con leche and the daily thrills of city life moving past. Plaza de Armas remains one of the most important squares in the city. Palm trees wrap around the cobblestones beneath the historical figures of the Metropolitan Cathedral and Royal Court Palace. Painters set out easels or work in their sketchbooks to capture the artistry of the city amongst the monuments, including a statue dedicated to Pedro de Valdivia, the founder of Santiago.
Santiago – Nature’s Sensational Flavor
Puerto Varas – History and Scenery of the Lakes District
Puerto Varas – On the Majesty of Chiloe
Bariloche – Over the Border to Argentina
Bariloche – Natural Decadence in Argentina
Iguazu – Snowcapped Peaks to Whitewater Rapids
Buenos Aires – Between Waterfalls and Urban Grandeur
Buenos Aires – Masters of Movement
Buenos Aires – A Farewell View of Argentina
- View nesting Humboldt and Magellanic penguins in their natural habitat on Chiloe Island
- Witness the majesty of the rushing waters, thunderous splashes, and vibrant wildlife habituating the shores of Iguazu Falls
- Experience the German culture in the town of Frutillar, which offers insight into its roots of European settlement through museums and architecture
- Traverse the lakes of Chile and Argentina’s Lakes Districts on a scenic ride between Puerto Varas and Bariloche
- Delight in the evergreen forests and dramatic snowcapped peaks around Bariloche while sampling the delicious brews of a celebrated local brewery
- Discover the natural flavors cultivated along the stunning landscape of Casablanca Valley during a wine tour
- Delight in the movement of Buenos Aires during a renowned tango performance offering the history of the city through the lens of the dance
- Bask in the panoramic views of snowcapped volcanic peaks, whitewater cascades, grazing deer, and rambunctious toucans from the comforts of luxurious accommodations across Chile and Argentina
Beauty and majesty spring from the landscapes of Chile and Argentina offering a unique 10-day discovery of the mountains, waterfalls, lakes, and valleys of South America. Your luxury tour of natural splendor begins with your arrival in Santiago, Chile. Your private transfer meets you at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport upon your arrival. Settle into the comforts of your gorgeous accommodation in the city center before enjoying an introductory tour of the city’s colonial and artistic charms. The following morning, your guide leads you on a brief tour of the city continuing to introduce the beautiful neighborhoods before proceeding to the Central Valley for a private wine tour of a selection of boutique vineyards.
Fly south to Puerto Montt. Your private transfer collects you at the airport and escorts you to the gorgeous scenery of Puerto Varas, located on the shores of Lake Llanquihue. Stop en route to view the town of Frutillar, known for carrying on the legacy of the original German settlers. Next, you venture to the island of Chiloe, located in the Pacific. Visit the enchanting fishing villages and venture to the coastline to view otters, dolphins, and the nesting grounds of Magellanic and Humboldt penguins. You take a scenic journey across the lakes of Chile to cross the border into Argentina. Enjoy the gorgeous mountains and shimmering waters en route to Bariloche. Stop on Victoria Island to search for adorable pudú deer.
Spend a day with your guide leading you through the streets of Bariloche and along the trails of the picturesque landscape resembling Europe’s Alps. Enjoy a stop at a local, historic brewery to sample the traditional craft beers and celebrated fare. Travel north to Puerto Iguazu for a private tour of Iguazu Falls National Park. Traverse the Upper and Lower Circuits for dramatic views and close encounters of the stunning cascades. Then, you pass into Brazil to view Iguazu Falls from the other side of the river, which forms a natural border between Argentina and Brazil. Return to Argentina for your flight to Buenos Aires.
Your private transfer greets you at the airport and escorts you to the comforts of your centrally located hotel. The next day, you have a private tour of the city’s charming neighborhoods to experience the unique culture as exemplified in the streets. In the evening, you watch a special tango performance tracing the history of the city through the dance. Your private transfer meets you at the hotel on the final day and escorts you to Ministro Pistarini International Airport for the flight home.
$3,245 per person (excluding international flights)
- In-country transportation
- Some or all activities and tours
- Expert trip planning
- 24x7 support during your trip
Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.
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