Brilliant color, tantalizing aroma, classic elegance, and staying power: are these the descriptors of a world-class wine, or the vacation of your dreams? This 9-day Argentina and Chile wine region tour shows that history mingles beautifully with the future, culture and nature run side by side, and the charm of the people is matched only by the magic of your surroundings. You’ll find that a great glass of wine and a world-class vacation have more in common than you might think.
Touching Down in the Capital of Argentina
Early this morning, you’ll find yourself on the outskirts of breathtaking Buenos Aires, the capital of arresting Argentina and one of the great cities of South America. A private driver will be waiting for you at the airport, ready to transport you to your perfectly located and luxurious hotel, filled with modern amenities and resplendent with Latin American charm. Take some time to relax and recover from your long journey before setting out to see the sights of this magical metropolis for the first time.
The afternoon features a fully guided tour of Buenos Aires, showing the best of its various barrios (neighborhoods) and giving you unique insight into its indescribable and undeniable allure. Make your way to the opulent city center, where you’ll find the famous Plaza de Mayo, the center of Argentine political activism for more than a century. Nearby is the iconic Casa Rosada, the “Pink House” that serves as the executive mansion for the President of Argentina.
Continue to the charming neighborhood of San Telmo, whose cobblestone streets echo a decidedly artistic feel, before turning to the boisterous and colorful barrio (neighborhood) of La Boca, where the air is filled with the shouts of street vendors and the graceful forms of tango dancers. You’ll also get a chance to see the newly restored and renovated port at Puerto Madero and the stately streets of Palermo, where you’ll find some of the finest shops and restaurants in all of Buenos Aires.
An Unforgettable Excursion in the Heart of the Pampas
Reveling in Argentina’s National Dance
Trekking West to Wine Country
Exploring the Wonders of Marvelous Mendoza
Crossing the Andes
The Many Charms of Sensational Santiago
Touring Chile’s Up-and-Coming Wineries
Saying Goodbye to the Southern Cone
- Encounter the urban and rural marvels of Buenos Aires, like the traditions of the gallant Gauchos and the stupendous stretch of the Avenida 9 de Julio, the widest street in the entire world
- Meander through Mendoza, the center of Argentina’s wine industry and one of the country’s best-kept secrets
- Make your way across the Andes in unforgettable fashion, bearing witness to the stunning grandeur of some of the tallest and most picturesque peaks in the Western Hemisphere
- See the sights in Santiago, from the Metropolitan Cathedral to the ornate La Moneda Palace, to the stunning vista from San Cristobal Hill
- Explore the quickly developing wine regions of Chile in the captivating Colchagua Valley, the area that is quickly becoming ground zero for the best and brightest wine innovators on the planet
While the valleys of California and the river regions of France are undoubtedly more famous, Chile and Argentina have quickly risen to take their place among the true giants of the world of wine. This 9-day Argentina and Chile wine region tour will introduce you to the great vintners and vintages of the area, from Chile’s plunging valleys to the high and dry plateaus that surround Mendoza. Throw in the cultural delights of Santiago and Buenos Aires, and this is sure to be one visit to wine country that is unlike anything else you’ve ever experienced.
Explore the great cities of these two noteworthy nations, from the Plaza de Armas in Santiago to the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires, from the magnificent Metropolitan Cathedral to the captivating Casa Rosada. Revel in the wonders of the borderlands, from the soaring Andes to the magic of Mendoza to the Gauchos, the pride of the Pampas. And, of course, sip the most decadent Malbecs, the crispest Torrontes, and a Cabernet better than anyone in Napa, within the stunning scenery of South America. If your palate is as refined as your taste for adventure; if a fine glass of wine is second only to a festive night of entertainment; if you’re looking for a journey that you can rave to your friends and family about, then Chile and Argentina are the only places to go.
$2,245 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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