From murals decorating the walls of a Santiago barrio (neighborhood) to tango dancers moving passionately along cobblestone streets in Buenos Aires, this tour introduces you to the diverse lifestyles encompassing the pleasures of the plains, the splendors of the mountains, and the flavorful wines of Mendoza. Watch gauchos, South Americans cowboys, traipse across the plain and race one another around the corral. Sample decadent chocolate treats and delight in the vibrant morning...
Buenos Aires – Vibrant Lifestyle and Welcoming Streets
Buenos Aires is a city that enchants visitors from around the world with majestic music and incomparable style, European charm, and Latin American confidence. Your flight lands at Ministro Pistarini International Airport where your private transfer meets you upon arrival. Shades of tango fill the city’s folklore and decorate the art galleries and streets. Cosmopolitan cuisine decorates restaurant windows amidst the traditional pleasures of juicy steak and flaky empanadas. Locals linger in cafes sipping glasses of wine or freshly brewed coffee, enjoying the refreshing breeze rustling the shading trees. Antique stores in the San Telmo neighborhood spill into the small plazas, representing the layers of history for which the city is known.
You settle into the pleasures of your centrally located hotel, easily accessing the boutique and avant-garde shops of Palermo or the cobblestone walkways framed by lavish window displays along Calle Florida. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to enjoy the culture of Buenos Aires adorning the streets in the shape of blanketing murals or emanating from the cafes in the enticing aroma of freshly baked aflajores. The Xul Solar Museum provides a unique introduction to the city by way of the artistic inventions, paintings, and captured dreams of Agustin Alejandro Schulz Solari. The galleries, located in the artist’s former apartment, preserve the library of 3,500 books, along with the mystic paintings depicting floating cities and winged horses, providing a perfect backdrop to enter into the majesty of Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires – The Proper Steps
Buenos Aires – Considering Cowboys
Mendoza – In the Land of Vines and Chocolate
Mendoza – Sampling Mendoza
Santiago – Beneath the Andes Mountains
Santiago – Beyond Bohemia
Santiago – Truth in Lifestyle
- Learn to harness the passion and steps of tango during a private dance instruction in Buenos Aires, the heart, soul, and birthplace of the dance
- Experience the cosmopolitan culture and lifestyle of Santiago, Chile with a private architecture and artistic tour
- Indulge in the flavors of Mendoza with a private wine tour of a unique selection of vineyards to sample the array of tastes in the valley
- Discover the culture of cowboys in folklore and traditional ranch-style life during a full day visit to an Argentine estancia
- Delight in the unique landscapes of the Andes Mountains during a scenic drive taking you from Mendoza, Argentina to Santiago, Chile
- Traverse the decorative lanes of the Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires to view the tomb of Eva “Evita” Peron, Argentina’s First Lady, and famous icon
- Visit the former home of world-famous poet Pablo Neruda in Santiago, Chile to see the stunning nautical themes and inspiring views
European flavor meets South American flair in Argentina and Chile, offering a unique blend of culture, passion, lifestyle, and cuisine. Your 8-day tour takes you on a journey through history and the splendors that make the cities of Buenos Aires, Mendoza, and Santiago enchantingly unique. The adventure begins with your arrival in Buenos Aires, often referred to as “Paris of South America.” The elegant architecture and verdant parks help to embellish the distinct European properties. Your private transfer meets you at the airport and escorts you to the luxuries of a gorgeous hotel in the lavish district of Recoleta.
The next morning, your guide meets you at the hotel ready to show you the beauty of the city from inside the diverse neighborhoods. Visit Plaza de Mayo and La Boca before traversing to San Telmo and the stunning artistry inside Recoleta Cemetery. In the afternoon, you have a private tango lesson before enjoying a remarkable dinner and dance show. Leave the streets of Buenos Aires behind for the wide-open space of the Argentine plains. Spend the day on an estancia to learn about cowboy traditions. Delight in a barbecue lunch and watch the enticing lawn games before returning to Buenos Aires for the evening.
Continue your journey by flying west from Buenos Aires to the city of Mendoza, Argentina’s premier wine growing region. Your private transfer meets you at Governor Francisco Gabrielli International Airport and escorts you to the luxurious grounds of your centrally located hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to wander the charming streets of the city, embracing the stunning restaurants, quiet plazas, and countless chocolate shops. You have a private wine excursion to visit a variety of vineyards located on the outskirts of the city. Sample the diverse flavors and varietals before watching the sunset from atop Cerro de la Gloria.
Travel west for a scenic drive through the Andes Mountain Range towards Santiago, Chile. Relish the stunning foothills and distinct peaks of the longest mountain range in the world before arriving in Chile’s capital city. The remainder of the day is yours to discover the cosmopolitan atmosphere sweeping through the cityscape. You have a private architectural and artistry tour. Your guide takes you to Plaza de Armas and along the bohemian streets of the Bellavista neighborhood. Stroll the winding streets to view the art galleries and museums before delighting in a taste of the traditional cuisine. On the final day, your private transfer meets you at the hotel and escorts you to Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport for your flight home.
$1,995 per person (excluding international flights)
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