Trip Overview

Trip Overview

  • Sample vintages at a winery in Chile’s scenic Maipo Valley, and learn about local wines from a certified enologist.
  • Skim turquoise waters framed by snowcapped peaks on a cruise in Chile’s Lake District.
  • Help prepare a lunch of Chilean specialties at a family home in the charming lakeside town of Puerto Varas.
  • Enjoy an optional dinner with a tango performance in Buenos Aires.

Itinerary

Itinerary

From the tranquil wineries of the Maipo Valley and the green landscapes of northern Patagonia to the steamy tango joints of Buenos Aires, this nine-day adventure offers a window into the diversity of South America. Hike through Chile's Lake District, take one of the world’s most scenic ferry cruises, and sample the region's outstanding wines—included flights mean we can cover a lot of ground. Find a great adventure in the extreme south.

This trip is offered in partnership with
G Adventures.

Day 1: Santiago
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Accommodations:Crowne Plaza Santiago (or similar)
Day 2: Santiago
Spend the morning with a wine expert, visiting a local winery outside Santiago and discussing the process that makes Chilean wine some of the best in the world. Sample various wines and enjoy a vertical tasting.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Crowne Plaza Santiago (or similar)
Day 3: Santiago/Puerto Varas
Fly to Puerto Varas, located in the stunning Chilean Lake District. Explore the countryside and Chilean culture as you visit the Puerto Montt's Angelmó fish market and the scenic town of Puerto Varas. After, visit a local family home and enjoy a “curanto," a beloved traditional dish. Mingle with your friendly hosts and try your hand at whipping up salsa pebre.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodations:Hotel Cabana del Lago (or similar)
Day 4: Puerto Varas
Today is free to explore on your own. Opt to take an excursion to Chiloé Island.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Hotel Cabana del Lago (or similar)
Day 5: Puerto Varas/San Carlos de Bariloche
Travel by bus and ferry to Bariloche, Argentina. Visit the Petrohue Falls, then enjoy the sights from the “Cruce de los Lagos”, considered one of the most scenic cruises in the world.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Design Suites Bariloche (or similar)
Day 6: San Carlos de Bariloche
Free time to explore this stunning region. Opt to take a bike tour, hike, or explore the town's shops and restaurants.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Design Suites Bariloche (or similar)
Day 7: San Carlos de Bariloche/Buenos Aires
Fly to Buenos Aires and enjoy free time to explore this vibrant city.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Kenton Palace (or similar)
Day 8: Buenos Aires
Enjoy a city tour of the "Paris of the Americas," visiting key sights and neighbourhoods including Plaza de Mayo, La Boca, and the famed Recoleta Cemetery. When you are done exploring, rest your weary feet and enjoy a drink in one of the many sidewalk cafés and restaurants. Spend the evening enjoying a night out with a light dinner in a local café before heading to a popular dance venue where we enjoy a lesson from local dancers. Opt to stay for Milonga, a neighbourhood tradition where students and teachers of the venue show up to practice their moves.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodations:Kenton Palace (or similar)
Day 9: Buenos Aires
Depart at any time.
Meals Included:Breakfast