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Combine the magical scenery of both Argentina and Chile whilst discovering why both countries are world renowned producers of quality fine wines.
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13 nights accommodation, meals as indicated, wine tasting, services of local English speaking guides, all transfers, all flights as indicated and local coach from Mendoza to Santiago
Take in the wineries of Mendoza, one of Argentina's most famous and renowned wine regions, where you can sample the delicious Malbec for which the country is famous. Travel to Chile's Colchagua Valley to taste the wines from the Central Valley region and visit the Colchagua Museum to learn more about the history of the area.
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Take in the sights of colonial Salta, founded in 1582
Enjoy wine tasting in three unique regions of Argentina and Chile
Visit the wine capital of Argentina - Mendoza
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Arrive in Buenos Aires and transfer to your hotel.
Enjoy the main sights of Buenos Aires visiting San Telmo, La Boca, Puerto Madero, Palermo and Recoleta. This evening enjoy a tango show and dinner. (B) (D)
Transfer to the airport and fly to Salta. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city that was founded in 1582 and still retains its Spanish heritage. Visit its churches and museum and stop at Cerro San Bernando for its panoramic views of the city. (B)
Travel to the Calchaquí Valley, driving through the Cuesta del Obispo and reaching 3348m above sea level into the Parque Los Cordones. Stop at Cachi for lunch and visit its picturesque chapel and archaeological museum. Continue down south along the famous Route 40. See one of the strangest landscapes in South America, the ‘Quebrada de las Flechas’ – the strong contrasts between the desert, green valley and snow-capped mountains in the background take your breath away. Arrive in the small city of Cafayate. (B)(L)
Cayafate is a unique wine growing region and is home to the most famous Torrontes, the only Argentinian variety. The high altitude and year round clear skies creates intense and unforgettable wines. Spend the morning wine tasting. In the afternoon return to Salta via Las Conchas Valley, where wind and water erosion carved curious shapes on the rocks. (B)
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight to Mendoza. Transfer to your boutique hotel located within an old vineyard of Malbec vines which are over 100 years old. (B)
Today visit three wineries which will take you from the vineyards and sorting machines to the fermentation and aging rooms, offering an intimate glimpse into the wine making process from grape to bottle. Enjoy a gourmet lunch at one of the bodegas. (B)(L)
Enjoy a tour of this beautiful tree-lined city. Beginning at the historical site where the city was founded in 1561 and continue to the main square surrounded by the Cathedral and historical buildings. Visit San Martin Park entering through the gates to visit the Five Continents Fountain and the memorial at El Cerro de las Gloria with its sweeping views of the town. (B)
This morning board the coach that travels over the Andes to the Chilean capital of Santiago. (B)
This morning drive to the renowned Colchagua wine region of the Central Valley and discover why this area is famous for its fine red wines. Enroute to your hotel, stop at a winery for a tasting session. (B)
This morning visit the Colchagua Museum, home to one of the most important private collections of pre-Hispanic and colonial period artefacts. This afternoon visit the exclusive Lapostolle winery, which is one of the most well-known premium wineries in Chile for some wine tasting.
Return to Santiago. This afternoon enjoy a walking tour of the streets and neighbourhoods of Santiago. Start from the neighbourhood of Lastarria and continue to the colonial centre of the city and visit ‘Mercado Central’. (B)
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)
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