The sun shines with a remarkable radiance, as Andean peaks loom large over the lush vineyards outside Santiago, Chile and Mendoza, Argentina. Your custom tailored tour immerses you in the flavors of the countryside that have been shaped by the unique properties of the soil. Search for aromas of chocolate, tobacco, and plum drifting from your glass. Touch your fingers to the rugged earth and trace the waxy skin of grapes dangling off the vines. From enriching wine to traditional tastes of regional...
Santiago – Welcoming Santiago
Santiago is a dynamic capital city in its culture and landscape, with skyscrapers rising to meet the bordering peaks of the Andes Mountains and riverbeds separating the neighborhoods, each distinct with its own character. Sycamore trees line the wide boulevards, and the aroma of fresh produce emanates from avenues besides the Central Market. Vendors offer stunning fresh-made juices with flavors such as passion fruit and strawberry or cherry with orange and lime. Fishmongers inside the Central Market provide tremendous sea bass and decadent oysters caught earlier that morning.
Your flight lands at Comodoro Arturo Benitez International Airport, where your private transfer greets you upon your arrival. Take the time to enjoy the comforts of your luxurious hotel at the heart of the city. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Locals make their way to the celebrated shopping district of Vitacura. Trees shade the wide boulevards and gardens decorate the landscape in view of the rolling mountains. Joggers cherish the fresh air and couples walk their dogs through the park-like landscape. Bakeries fill the air with the scent of freshly baked crispy bread in the shape of rolls, known as marraquetas, as geese linger on the grass near the shores of a quiet pond beside the facades of the designer boutiques.
Santiago – Promise of the Chilean Vine
Santiago – Varietals of the Maipo Valley
Santiago – Enticed by Well-Rounded Flavor
Mendoza – Chilean Charm to Elegant Argentina
Mendoza – Malbec in Mendoza
Mendoza – Presence of the Uco Valley
Mendoza – Carrying the Passion for the Vine
- Delight in an in-depth tour of the importance of Chile’s diverse soils while exploring the San Antonio Valley
- Indulge in the depth and layers of flavor on a Malbec-only tour of the vineyards surrounding the city of Mendoza
- Savor the delicate pairings of cheese and wine on a stunning eco-friendly estate in the San Antonio Valley
- Enjoy the influence of Old World French traditions blending with New World techniques while visiting a vineyard in the Maipo Valley
- Embrace the decadent flavors of chocolate while exploring a confectioner’s factory in Mendoza
- Discover the importance of the Andean Mountains and arid landscape on the soil of the Uco Valley during a comprehensive wine tour
- Relish the unique cultures, welcoming ambiance, and elegant boulevards of Mendoza in Argentina and Santiago in Chile on private half-day tours
Discover the best of Chilean and Argentinian wines during your 8-day tour combining the flavors of the Maipo, San Antonio, and Uco Valleys. Your adventure of the senses begins with your arrival in Santiago, Chile. Your private transfer greets you at Comodoro Arturo Benitez International Airport and escorts you to the heart of the bustling city. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to enjoy the cultural and artistic capital of the nation. Visit the shopping district of Vitacura or wander the bohemian streets of Barrio Bellavista.
The following morning, your guide greets you after breakfast and escorts you on an introductory tour of the city, providing insight into the culture of the marketplace and the history of the plazas, architecture, and artistry. In the afternoon, you continue your tour of historical Chile with a visit to one of the country’s largest vineyards, which was first established in the late 19th century. Delight in your first wine tour and tasting of the Chilean wine before returning to Santiago for the evening. Then, you venture to the Maipo Valley for a full day amongst the vineyards. Travel the wine route to discover boutique vineyards growing grapes along the high-altitude ridges above the valley floor.
Venture to the San Antonio Valley to experience the boutique vineyards combining Old World and New World techniques. Enjoy a wine and cheese sample pairing before turning to Santiago. The next day, your private transfer escorts you to the airport for your brief flight to Mendoza, Argentina. The graceful city contains cobbled boulevards shaded with sycamores and endless aromas of chocolate. Your private transfer escorts you to a hotel in the heart of the city before leading you on an introductory tour culminating in an exploration of a confectioner’s factory and tasting in the heart of the city.
Next, your guide leads you on a tour of select wineries situated on the outskirts of the elegant city. Sample a selection of Malbec wines for a better understanding of the range of the region’s most popular production. You make your way to the Uco Valley where the vineyards stretch to the foothills of the Andes. Relish the distinctive flavors of wines from a collection of vineyards after touring the landscape and captivating cuisine. On the final day, your private transfer greets you at the hotel and escorts you to Governor Francisco Gabrielli International Airport with plenty of time to check-in for the flight home.
$1,995 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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