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.
Day 1 Santiago
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Day 2 Santiago (1B)
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.
Day 3 Santiago/Puerto Varas (1B, 1L)
Flight and transfer to Puerto Varas, 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.
Day 4 Puerto Varas (1B)
Today is free to explore on your own. Opt to take an excursion to ChiloÉ Island.
Day 5 Puerto Varas/San Carlos de Bariloche (1B)
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.
Day 6 San Carlos de Bariloche (1B)
Free time to explore this stunning region. Opt to take a bike tour, hike, or explore the town’s shops and restaurants.
Day 7 San Carlos de Bariloche/Buenos Aires (1B)
Fly to Buenos Aires and enjoy free time to explore this vibrant city.
Day 8 Buenos Aires (1B, 1D)
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.
Day 9 Buenos Aires (1B)
Depart at any time.
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