Across the Andes

Self Guided - 9 Days/8 Nights

Santiago, Chile to Buenos Aires, Argentina (OR vice versa)

A fantastic journey from Chile’s Pacific Coast across the awe-inspiring Andes to Argentina and vibrant Buenos Aires. Sample the wines and gastronomy of Chile on the western side of the Andes and the wines of Mendoza, Agentina’s prestigious wine capital, on the eastern side. End you tour at stunning Iguazu Falls.
Are you looking for a journey of indulgence? Combine Santiago’s beautiful Pacific Coast with the unsurpassable scenery of an Andes crossing. Visit Chile and Argentina’s premier wine regions to indulge your love of fine wines and great food. Lastly, exciting Buenos Aires awaits, birthplace of the evocative tango. Travel independently at your own pace with all arrangements pre-booked. Our local contact is on hand should you need them.

Your Journey

Day 1: Santiago

Arrive in Chile’s bustling cosmopolitan capital framed by the majestic Andes Mountains on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. French classic architecture is combined with the baroque, and colonial Spanish architecture intermingled with modern tall buildings. The beautiful and extensive valleys that surround the city give origin to famous Chilean wines while the ski slopes are just a couple of hours away.

Day 2: Santiago

Panoramic tour of the city’s main attractions: the Government Palace, Main Square “Plaza de Armas”, Santa Lucia Hill, the Metropolitan Park and the exclusive residential areas of Vitactura and Las Condes. Afternoon tour to a traditional vineyard founded in 1883 for an introduction to Chilean wine-making which features elegant red wines, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Gewurtraminer.

Day 3: Santiago to Mendoza

Impressive full day bus journey across the Andes into Argentina with views of Mount Aconcagua, highest in the Andes. Arrive Mendoza, the centre of Argentina’s wine industry.

Day 4: Mendoza

Enjoy a tour of Mendoza’s three top wineries for tastings, notably the incomparable Malbec, and a typical lunch. Discover the culture and landscape of this “Wine and Olive Route”.

Day 5: Mendoza

Morning tour of Mendoza city. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 6: Mendoza to Buenos Aires

Fly to Buenos Aires, an exciting cosmopolitan city with inspiring music; classical architecture; cultural offerings and most notable the love of dance. Tango found its roots in the slums back in 1880 which were inhabited by black people, gauchos, Spanish and Italian immigrants. A visit to Buenos Aires is not complete without a visit to a tango restaurant that offers a show of an excellent level to truly experience the rhythm, passion and drama of this exciting dance.

Day 7: Buenos Aires

City tour to historic Plaza de Mayo square; the wide boulevards and Avenida de Mayo; San Telmo, one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Buenos Aires with colonial houses and cobbled streets plus a lively night-life with many tango houses, restaurants and pubs. End in the newest district of Puerto Madero; Palermo neighbourhood with its elegant residences framed by wide green areas; finally reaching the district of Recoleta, the most sophisticated neighbourhood in Buenos Aires.
Tonight enjoy a fabulous dinner and tango show.

Day 8: Buenos Aires

Day free.

Day 9

Arrangements end after breakfast with a transfer to the airport.

Terrain

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Meals

Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 1 dinner

Price

Please note that pricing is per person in US Dollars

2017: $1736 USD per person based on share twin/double. Single supplement $1219 USD.
Cost for single person travelling alone $3112 USD.

High season 1 Oct - 30 Nov add surcharge of $80 USD.

Schedule

2017: Start any day year round

Extend your stay: Iguacu Falls Extension
3 Days / 2 Nights - Self Guided

The Iguazu Falls are considered to be the most impressive in the world, surpassing in grandeur both Niagara and Victoria Falls.
Some 275 separate cascades fall in a wild array over a winding 3km cliff frontage into a gorge 60m deep, making it four times the width of Niagara Falls. Iguazu Falls is one of the top attractions in South America.

Day 1: Fly to Iguazu Falls

Afternoon visit to the Brazilian side which provides unparalled views up into the heart of the Devils Throat, the largest section of the Falls.

Day 2

Tour of the Argentinean side of the falls where you will have 5 hours to explore the falls including the famous devils throat Take an open train on a 15-minute journey up to 'Cataratas Station'. Walk along the paths and lookouts of the superior and inferior paths, admiring really closely the imposing waterfalls which precipitate to the river from a height of 70 meters. Admire the amazing variety of ferns, orchids, begonias, birds and butterflies. Take another train on to 'Garganta Station' to walk out 1200 meters across the top of the falls to the Devil's Throat balcony.

Day 3

After breakfast transfer back to the airport.

Meals

Breakfast daily.

Price

Please note that pricing is per person in US Dollars

2017 (1 Apr to 30 Sept): $569 USD per person based on share twin/double. Single supplement $316USD.
Cost for single person travelling alone - from $965 USD.

2017 (1 Jan to 31 Mar, 1 Oct to 31 Dec): $630 USD per person based on share twin/double. Single supplement $494 USD. 
Cost for single person travelling alone - from $965 USD.

Schedule

2017: Start any day year round

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