Make a romantic declaration that echoes through the mountains of Patagonia and across the vineyards of the Maipo Valley. Express your passion through tango learned in a private studio in Buenos Aires and linger beneath the seductive artwork decorating hidden niches of Santiago. Your custom tailored tour enchants you with opulent views of volcanic peaks and captivates you with the pleasures of artisan chocolates. Blend ardor and adventure as you cycle around the shimmering lakes of Bariloche. Experience...
Santiago – A Touch of Chilean Flare
Santiago is a city of cosmopolitan chic set against the backdrop of the snowcapped Andes Mountains. Skyscrapers imitate the mountaintops, soaring into the air above the city streets. The coastal range spreads west to the Pacific Ocean and highlights the city’s bustling neighborhoods and relaxed suburban parks touching the Mapocho River. Your flight lands at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport, where your private transfer greets you upon arrival. The hill of Cerro Santa Lucia contains a steep stone stairway leading to the lookout at Torre Mirador. An assortment of churches spread along the hillside.
The historic center shimmers with buildings harkening back to the Spanish arrival in the 16th century, rising in the Plaza de Armas. Palm trees cast shade over the cobbled walkways. The cathedral was erected in the 18th century. The tripartite doorway leads to an impressive interior that contains the aromas of frankincense and myrrh. The candlelight flickering off the tiled floor guides visitors’ eyes to the dramatic marble and lapis lazuli altar, glowing against the vaulted ceiling. The neighborhood known as Paris-Londres was named after the main streets swathed in European charm, paved with pebbles, and shaded by blossoming trees set against the lining structures reminiscent of a hidden romantic lane in Paris.
The city’s culture emanates from the metro stations through the decorative murals capturing the beauty of the people by remembering the history from Spanish settlement to the Pinochet regime. From the platform in the station connected to the Universidad de Chile, you can view the Art Deco mural created in 1996, offering fragments of the country’s past. Students, artists, philosophers, and locals often stand on the platform listening to the trains pass as they take in the impressive colors and textures covering the walls like curtains.
Santiago – Sharing in the Flavor
Puerto Varas – Pristine Volcano View
Puerto Varas – Daytime Island Getaway
Bariloche – Embracing the Beauty on the Border
Bariloche – Leisure in Bariloche
Buenos Aires – In the Ardor of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires – Bliss in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires – Romance Homeward Bound
- Taste the luxurious flavors of the vast wine varietals cultivated in the Maipo Valley outside of Santiago
- Linger in the enchanting vista of Puerto Varas overlooking the snow-capped volcanic peak of Osorno Volcano
- Discover the charming historical streets of the island of Chiloe to find the marvelous penguin colony nesting near the shore
- Indulge in the passionate embrace of your partner while learning the art of tango in Buenos Aires
- Bask in the magnificent emerald trees, turquoise waters, and rugged mountain expanse while viewing Bariloche from atop Campanaria Hill
- Delight in the seductive chocolates of Bariloche made fresh daily in the town’s chocolateries
- Traverse the unique neighborhoods of Buenos Aires for an immersive view of the historical culture and contemporary lifestyles of porteños, Argentinian locals
- Relish the scenic journey crossing from Chile to Argentina in the great Patagonian outdoors for a feeling of unforgettable adventure
- Enjoy luxurious accommodations that combine the accessibility of a central location with the seclusion of a romantic escape
The romance of Argentina and Chile emanates from the blossoming wild blackberries of Patagonia and is embodied in the cosmopolitan ambiance of Buenos Aires and Santiago. Your 9-day tour is best experienced during the Southern Hemisphere summer and autumn (January to June), when the vineyards are ready for harvest and the cities welcome visitors with lavish art and music festivals. Your passionate South American getaway begins with your arrival in Santiago, Chile. Your private transfer meets you at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport before escorting you to a luxurious hotel near the heart of the city. The remainder of the day is yours to get acquainted with Santiago at your preferred pace.
The next morning, you and your partner travel to the Maipo Valley for a day in the vineyards. Visit various wineries and sample stunning varietals before returning to Santiago for the night. Then, you have a private transfer to the airport for your flight south to Puerto Varas. The charming ambiance allows you and your partner to easily settle into the historic setting. Visit the historic wood churches, or enjoy the walking trails offering a view of Osorno Volcano. The next day takes you to Chiloe to traverse Chile’s second largest island. Discover the unique traditions that connect and separate the island from mainland Chile before viewing the remarkable penguin colony nesting on the Pacific Ocean shores.
Afterward, you meet your private transfer at the hotel to begin your journey through the Andean Mountains to reach Bariloche. Delight in the romantic landscapes offering secluded views to mountain peaks, waterfalls, rivers, and lakes en route to the charming town situated in Argentina’s Lakes District. The remainder of the day is yours to indulge in the romantic alpine atmosphere or relish the artisan chocolates made in town. The next day is at your leisure to delight in the splendors in and around Bariloche. You could rent a bike to explore the Small Circuit leading around the local lakes or traverse the trails of Nahuel Huapi National Park.
Next, you fly from Bariloche to Buenos Aires. Your private transfer leads you from Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport to your hotel along the charming cobblestone streets of the Recoleta neighborhood. In the evening, you and your partner share a passionate embrace while learning the steps of tango with a private dance instructor. The following morning, your guide meets you at the hotel eager to show you the distinct neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, taking in the charms of Palermo, the art of La Boca, and the unique cemetery of Recoleta—home to Eva “Evita” Peron. On the final day, your private transfer meets you at the hotel to bring you to the airport for your flight home. You can always extend your romantic getaway with time on the beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil or an adventurous escapade in Cuzco, Peru.
$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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