10 Days South America Wine Tour Package from Brazil for Less $2229/- (Posted on Jul 2 2011)

Days South America Wine Tour Package from Brazil for Less $2229/-

ARGENTINA PACKAGES: SOUTH AMERICAN WINE TOUR
Special 9: Argentina & Chile: Santiago, La Serena, Mendoza, Buenos Aires
(10 days / 9 nights )
from $2,229 €1,627 £1,390

  • South America tour package to Santiago, La Serena, Mendoza & Buenos Aires
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Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or merely enjoy warm climates and beautiful vineyards, this tour across Argentina and Chile will appeal to all your senses. You will get to explore two of the South America’s most interesting capitals and also taste flavorful and internationally acclaimed wines in the countryside.

La Serena Chile

La Serena Chile

This Argentina package starts in lively Santiago, Chile, where you’ll get your first taste of what life in a South American capital is like. Nearby is Valparaiso, a vibrant bohemian coastal town on the Pacific Ocean with many hills and colorful homes that give the city its character. Only 6 miles away lies Viña del Mar, a tranquil seaside resort where you can enjoy the beautiful white sand beaches. Once you’ve had your fill of the exciting city scenes, you’ll head to the lush, verdant Elqui Valley that surrounds La Serena, the second oldest town in Chile, where the country’s best wines are produced.

Hop the border and travel to Argentina’s wine capital, Mendoza. Here you will have a chance to taste world famous wines and explore the natural scenery and diverse terrain before completing your Argentina vacation in cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, the country’s enthralling capital. The attractive locals, world class shopping, wild nightlife, and gourmet cuisine may seduce you into staying forever. Buenos Aires is a cosmopolitan metropolis with old-world languor and modern flavor.

Tour Highlights

  • Buenos Aires City Tour
  • Mendoza City Tour
  • Mendoza Winery Tour

Trip Style

  • City Scenes
  • Culture / History
  • Nature
  • Wine Tour

Physical Difficulty

  • 2-Moderate

Day 1 : Arrival to Santiago & Santiago Tour

  • You will be met at the Santiago Airport by a Chile For Less representative and transferred to your comfortable hotel in Santiago. Check out our selection of great value Santiago Hotels.
  • Today, you will head out on a half day historical tour of Santiago to visit some of the most interesting sites in Santiago and learn about the fascinating history of Chile and its capital.
  • You will start the tour driving up the Santa Lucia hill where Santiago was founded. You will then continue on to the historic downtown, Plaza de Armas (Main Square), where stands some of Santiago’s historic buildings. You will see the Cathedral, City Hall, Central Post Office, and National Historical Museum.
  • You will then drive to the civic area to see the Moneda Presidential Palace, current seat of the Chilean government. The tour will continue through charming streets lined with 19th century buildings, passing the statue of Typical Zone, the Cousiño Palace, and the Basilica de los Sacramentinos (inspired by the Montmartre church in Paris).
  • The tour will end on the Alameda Bernardo O’Higgins, Santiago’s main avenue where you will visit the San Francisco church and its beautiful colonial museum and monastery. The church boasts a peaceful garden and an important ¡
  • You will have the remainder of the afternoon and evening to explore Santiago at your leisure. Try some delicious traditional Chilean cuisine in one of the restaurants, discover some of its exciting barrios and take advantage of the lively nightlife!

Day 2 : Valparaiso & Viña del Mar Tour

  • Today, after a delicious breakfast at your Santiago hotel, you’ll travel to two nearby coastal cities: Valparaiso and Viña del Mar, located about 1h30 away on the Pacific Ocean.
  • With its bohemian atmosphere, chaotic and colorful architecture, and lovely port, Valparaiso is one of the most attractive cities in Chile and unlike any other. You will start your Valparaiso tour at the Mirador 21 de Mayo from where you will enjoy spectacular views of the entire city and bay.
  • Next, you will visit the fascinating house-museum of the poet and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, Pablo Neruda. Learn all about the writer’s eccentric tastes as well as his most glorious and absurd moments as you wander through the charming rooms that inspired the artist.
  • After a visit to the city’s bustling dock, you’ll head to neighboring Viña del Mar where you’ll enjoy a relaxing stroll down this lovely town’s quiet streets and picturesque beaches.
  • In the afternoon, you’ll be taken back to your Santiago hotel and have the evening free to explore more of the city’s exciting spots.

Day 3 : Arrival to La Serena & La Serena Tour

  • Today you’ll journey to the second oldest town in Chile, and arguably one of the most attractive in the country: La Serena. Meet your transfer to the airport for your flight to La Serena. Upon arrival, one of our representatives will take you to your confirmed hotel in La Serena.
  • In the afternoon, you’ll enjoy a tour of La Serrena which will start with a stroll down some of the city’s most elegant avenues, including Avenida Francisco de Aguirre and its central garden. You’ll be able to see several of the town’s beautiful 29 colonial churches on the way.
  • After a visit to the Archeological Museum to admire its collections of Diaguita and Molle Indian artifacts, you’ll have some time to explore the Recova Market. This market is one of the liveliest spots in La Serena and is full of vendors displaying countless local handicrafts and produce.
  • Your tour will end with a lovely stroll along the coastal Avenida del Mar to the port of Coquimbo and La Herradura Bay, full of beautiful beaches and excellent shops and restaurants.
  • After enjoying this area, you will return to your hotel and have the evening to spend at your leisure.

Day 4 : Elqui Valley Tour

  • After a delicious breakfast at your La Serena tour, you’ll embark on a full-day Elqui Valley tour to visit this area known for its exquisite orchards, green cultivated fields and beautiful vineyards scattered along the banks of the river Elqui.
  • You’ll travel through numerous charming villages, including Algarrobito surrounded by ancient olive groves, El Molle with its pre-Hispanic remains from the Molle culture, and Vicuna, the main town in the valley. Between the several villages you’ll pass cultivated valleys filled with custard apple trees, papaw trees, Lucuma and olives.
  • Wine isn’t the only thing you’ll learn about on this Argentina vacation package. Today you’ll visit a Pisco distillery to learn how this unique liquor is made (and taste a sip or two!).
  • After a final stop in the village of Montegrande, you’ll return to your hotel in La Serena and have the evening free to enjoy the laid-back nightlife on your own.

Day 5 : Arrival to Mendoza & Mendoza Tour

  • Welcome to Argentina! Today you’ll journey to Mendoza, Argentina’s famous wine capital.
  • After settling into your Mendoza hotel, you’ll begin your half-day city tour of Mendoza with your expert guide. You’ll start out in the historic center to see where the city was founded before continuing on to Barrio Civico and Parque General San Martin. From here, you will tour Cerro de la Gloria hill, the Mundialista Stadium, and the Frank Romero Day Amphitheatre, which is the location of the joyful annual Fiesta de la Vendimia (grape harvest festival).
  • After the tour, you’ll return to your hotel where you can spend the night relaxing at your leisure or, if you still have energy, explore the town some more on your own.

Day 6 : Full Day Mendoza Trek

  • Although Mendoza is surrounded by some of the best vineyards in the world, this scenic region is also a hiker’s paradise. Today you’ll embark on a 5-hour hike through this beautiful region.
  • Your guide will meet you at your hotel in the morning and you will ride to Blanco Encalada, a lovely viewpoint 4,600 feet (1,400 meters) above sea level offering a sweeping vista of the valley, plains, and the city. You’ll start walking from this point until you reach the summit of Cerro Negro, a 6,800-foot (2,072-meter) high mountain.
  • Rest for a moment while you enjoy both the spectacular views and your packed lunch.
  • Once you’ve had your fill of the view, you’ll head down the mountain and make it back to your hotel in the late afternoon. You’ll have the remainder of the day to enjoy at leisure, maybe sampling one of the city’s charming restaurants.
Mendoza Tour

Mendoza Tour

Day 7 : Mendoza Wine Tour

  • Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and spend the morning meandering along the wide streets and exploring the local markets of Mendoza at your own pace.
  • After lunch, you’ll begin your half-day Mendoza wine tour which will take you through the lush agricultural and grape-growing areas of Mendoza. Afterwards, you will visit some local vineyards of your choosing and have the opportunity to taste some of the delicious products. Your expert oenologist guides will instruct you on proper wine tasting and etiquette, as well as on the fascinating wine-making techniques.
  • When you’re done tasting the vineyards’ delights, you’ll drive back to your Mendoza hotel to spend the evening at your leisure.

Day 8 : Arrival to Buenos Aires

  • Opt to take an additional Mendoza tour or hop on your transfer to the airport for your journey to Buenos Aires. An Argentina For Less representative will meet you in Buenos Aires and take you to your confirmed hotel.
  • Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure in the capital of Argentina.
  • Read our Buenos Aires Travel Guide for ideas on what to see, where to eat, and what to do during your Buenos Aires vacation.

Day 9 : Buenos Aires Tour & Tango Show

  • Prepare for an exciting half-day Buenos Aires tour of the city’s highlights. You will start your tour in the city center to see the impressive National Congress (the Parliament), the beautiful Plaza de Mayo surrounded by the Casa Rosada (Government House), the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the splendid Cabildo, which served as City Hall under the Spanish colonial rule. You will then walk along the busy Avenida 9 de Julio and see the famous Colon Theatre, considered as one of the best Opera houses in the world.
  • Then, you’ll travel to some of Buenos Aires’ various districts, including San Telmo, Palermo, and Recoleta.
  • In the evening, discover the sensual tango dance at one of the most exclusive Buenos Aires tango houses, Tango Porteño. You’ll enjoy a delicious gourmet dinner while musicians and professional tango dancers perform before you. Ask your travel advisor if you wish to visit another of our recommended tango houses.

Day 10 : Departure from Buenos Aires

  • Meet your transfer to the airport for your flight home or on to you next destination.
  • Alternatively, extend your experience in this lively city with one of our other exciting Buenos Aires tours, or browse our full range of Argentina travel destinations for additional Argentina vacation ideas.

Prices

Occupancy 3 Star 4 Star 5 Star
Double/Triple $2,229
€1,627
£1,390
$2,499
€1,825
£1,558
$3,079
€2,248
£1,920
Single $3,739
€2,730
£2,332
$4,349
€3,175
£2,712
$5,509
€4,022
£3,435

Prices may vary according to the season, availability, and client preferences. Certain transport costs may not be included. Please contact one of our expert travel advisors for more information.

Included

  • 2 nights in Santiago, 2 nights in La Serena, 3 nights in Mendoza, and 2 nights in Buenos Aires in hotels based on US standards
  • All tours stated in the itinerary with English-speaking guides
  • All transfers and entrance fees
  • All breakfasts
  • Visit to 2 Mendoza wineries with wine tasting included (Day 7)
  • Tango Show & Dinner in Buenos Aires

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Posted by on Jul 2 2011. Filed under Argentina, Buenos Aires, Chile, Mendoza, Santiago, South America, Valparaiso.

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