Perito Moreno glacier in Southern Argentina

Once in a Lifetime Tour of Argentina and Chile: Culture, Nature, Food & Wine

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Countries Visited

Argentina, Chile

Places Visited

Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Puerto Varas, Santiago

Suggested Duration

12 Days

Fall in love with tango and vibrant markets, lush Andean forest and breathtaking glaciers on your custom tailored tour of Argentina and Chile. Indulge in the flavors of award-winning wineries in the Maipo Valley. Cruise over azure waters underneath the conical snow-capped summits of dormant volcanoes. Bask in the tranquil greenery and blossoming flowers of a specially curated botanical garden. The open spaces of a countryside filled with undulating mountains and shimmering lakes merge with the...

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Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy a private tour and tasting in the world-renowned wine region of Maipo Valley
  • Discover the secrets of Chilean cuisine with a tour through the central market and a private cooking course taught by an acclaimed local chef
  • Explore the sensational culture of Buenos Aires with a luxurious tango show
  • Bask in the magnificent landscapes of wondrous lakes and looming mountains of Bariloche in the Argentine Lakes District
  • Traverse the sensational and ancient underground tunnels beneath the historical district of San Telmo in Buenos Aires
  • Venture into the rugged scenery to find ancient indigenous artwork decorating a cave
  • Indulge in traditional Argentinian cuisine while undertaking an exhilarating trek
  • Relish the picturesque scenery of the Andes Mountain range when crossing the border from Argentina to Chile

Detailed Description

Argentina and Chile emit wonderment and inspiration. The vibrant neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, Argentina provide endless entertainment to locals and visitors. The artistic districts of Santiago, Chile emanate creativity along the banks of the river. The two countries share the jaw-dropping beauty of Patagonia, radiating from soaring mountaintops and reflective glacial lakes decorated with icebergs. Chile and Argentina share a border, but the cultures of the country and the Patagonian landscape highlight specialties each country has to offer.

Your tour of Argentina and Chile begins with your private transfer greeting you at the airport upon your arrival, escorting you to a luxurious hotel in the heart of a historic district. The next day, your guide meets you in the lobby of your hotel and leads you on a marvelous tour of the city, taking in the distinct districts of Buenos Aires. Explore the hidden tunnels winding beneath the historical neighborhood of San Telmo. The next day is at your leisure, allowing you to visit the city or survey the surroundings as you desire, from visiting a local estancia, to exploring the quiet turn of the 20th-century streets of the town of Tigre. You could even indulge in a cooking class.

The following day, you transfer to the Patagonian city of Bariloche. Your guide leads you on private tour around the Big Circuit, which encircles the seven lakes and numerous villages of the Lakes District. You venture outside of Bariloche to explore the unique rock formations and ancient artwork located inside Valle Encantado. A traditional Argentinian meal is prepared near the ancient works. Delight in a scenic journey across the Andes, taking in the exceptional mountains and stunning lakes, leading you from Bariloche, Argentina, to Puerto Varas, Chile.

Next, discover the village ambiance around Puerto Varas, visiting local farms and the German Colonial Museum of Frutillar. Travel north to Santiago and settle into the capital of Chile. Today is a delightful day of exploring the food markets of Santiago on a private guided tour, followed by a cooking class taught by a celebrated Chilean chef. Then travel into the wine region of Maipo Valley for a tour of exquisite boutique wineries where you can sample the incredible flavors produced by each vineyard. On your final day, your private transfer meets you in the hotel lobby and escorts you to the airport for your flight home.

Starting Price

$3,895 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • 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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