Subtle beauty will meet delightful complexity during your custom-tailored tour through Chile and Argentina that will highlight the dynamic diversity of the wine regions and the captivating culture of the distinctive neighboring countries. You will enjoy the impressive views of the geographical diversity of Santiago. You will also discover the range of flavors that are encouraged by the microclimates along foothills of Luján de Cuyo at the edges of Mendoza. You will be delighted by the charms of...
Santiago – Arrive in Chile’s Bustling Cultural and Commercial Capital
The capital of Chile has an unforgettable charm that emanates from the spectacular view of the Andean peaks which border the metropolis’s eastern edge. Gorgeous trees shade wide boulevards, and elegant architectural design encompass grand high-rises that stand 856 feet tall. Sidewalk cafes will serve delicious coffee, and popular beerhalls in neighborhoods like Lastarria and Bellavista will capture the vibrancy of the city’s daily life. Your flight will land at Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport, where your private transfer will greet you upon arrival and escort you to the comforts of your luxury hotel.
The remainder of the day will be at your leisure to experience the welcoming ambiance of Santiago, which is one of the safest cities in South America and is also celebrated for its central location between the Pacific Ocean and Andean peaks. For spectacular panoramic views of the city, you can venture to the summit of Cerro San Cristóbal, which provides amazing views of Bella Vista Park, the national zoo, and the Mapulemu Botanical Gardens..
Santiago – Traverse Santiago on a Full Day Tour and Market Visit
Santiago – Delight in a Full Day Valparaiso Tour and Winery Visit
Santiago – Relish a Full Day Discovering Maipo Valley Vineyards
Mendoza – Transfer from Santiago de Chile to Mendoza
Mendoza – Indulge in a Full Day Tour of Local Wineries
Mendoza – Experience a Half-Day Cooking Class and Local Cuisine
Buenos Aires – Transfer to Buenos Aires for a Cocktail Class and Dinner
Buenos Aires – Half-Day City Tour & Wine Tasting Excursion
Buenos Aires – Morning at leisure and Afternoon Cooking Class
Buenos Aires – Depart for Home
- Indulge in the fascinating flavors of Chile’s oldest winegrowing region on a private tour of the Maipo Valley
- Discover the sensational complexity and dynamic tastes of Malbec during a private tour of the heart of the Malbec-growing region at Luján de Cuyo
- Celebrate the diversity of wine’s unique flavors with a casual cocktail class that is focused on crafting wine-based drinks and pairing them with traditional cuisines
- Learn the art of famous Argentine asado and a customary parrilla, the act of cooking ingredients over an open flame on an iron grill
- Explore the captivating seaside city of Valparaiso, Chile with a guided visit of the charming hillsides and the home of Pablo Neruda
- Enter into the home of a local family in Buenos Aires, Argentina for a dazzling homecooked meal and cooking lesson that offers instruction on making empanadas
- Traverse the vibrant city of Santiago, Chile with a guided tour of the marketplaces showcasing the fresh produce, seafood, and local cuisine
- Embrace the distinctive culture of Buenos Aires during a guided city tour, immersing you in the diverse neighborhoods for which the city is known
As a wine lover and flavor enthusiast, you will indulge in your 11-day tour of Chile and Argentina that celebrates the best wine regions of South America, leading from the Maipo Valley to Mendoza. You will follow specialist guides and indulge in private cooking lessons where you will discover the particular tastes that define the cultures of the region. Whether exploring the bustling markets of Santiago or wandering the chic shopping streets of Buenos Aires, you will be sipping on award-winning wines in the Casablanca. Your tour will follow the wine trails that connect Chile and Argentina for an extraordinary discovery of flavors.
Your journey into the world of South American wines will begin with your arrival in Santiago where you will stay four nights. Here, you will enjoy the comforts of your luxury accommodations in the heart of the bustling cultural capital of Chile with guided tours that will take you deep into the culinary scene, as well as the fascinating winegrowing regions that are located just outside of the city. Visiting the Maipo Valley will take you into the oldest wine-producing region in Chile and will provide delicious samples of celebrated Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlots. The Casablanca Valley crafts incredible Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc varietals.
Three nights in Mendoza will introduce you to the importance of Argentina’s primary winegrowing region and the center for Malbec production. Guided tours of the vineyards will take you into the important, high-altitude wineries along the Luján de Cuyo, and will provide a sensational view of the sprawling vineyards along the lowland landscape. A cooking class will offer instruction on the traditional techniques for barbecuing meat on an open-flame over an iron grill. Mendoza is a relaxed city with the ambiance of a town that can enchant visitors with the beautiful scenery and focus on great flavor.
The final destination of your wine tour through Chile and Argentina will bring you to Buenos Aires for three nights. You will be delighted by an introduction to the captivating city with wine-based cocktails. You will also learn how to properly blend complimentary flavors that are typical of the region as they are accompanied by traditional foods that will be suited to your tastes. You will then discover the fascinating culture of the city with an introduction to the diverse neighborhoods. A private guide will take you through the city and to sample a unique selection of fine wines and cheeses. Finally, you will partake in a private cooking class that will show you all the secrets of crafting the perfect empanada.
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$3,570 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.
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