Santiago, Chile To Buenos Aires, Argentina
Valid for Departures Now Through: 27 Dec 2016
From the tranquil wineries of the Maipo Valley to the green landscapes of northern Patagonia and steamy tango joints in Buenos Aires, this eight-day adventure offers a lively quick taste of South America.
Build up a thirst hiking through Chile’s Lake District and take what is considered one of the most scenic ferry cruises in the world before sampling the region’s outstanding wines. Travel days are well paced and include short flights. Find a fresh adventure at the ends of the Earth.
|Day 1||Santiago, Chile||None||None|
Day 1 Santiago:Arrival day, no activities planned. The day is free to spend at your leisure exploring the city until our welcome meeting this evening. Santiago is Chile’s largest city and capital, with internationally recognized vineyards and Andean ski resorts very close by.
|Day 2||Santiago, Chile||None||None|
Day 2 Santiago (1B):Head out on a day excursion to the Maipo Valley area for an in-depth look at the region that produces such fine quality wines. Chilean wine is top-notch, with only France and Italy selling more wine worldwide.
Day 3 Santiago/Puerto Varas (1B, 1L):There are few areas in the world that can match the Chilean Lake District for scenic grandeur. Enjoy picture perfect views from snow-capped mountains to deep-blue and emerald lakes, smoking volcanoes, forests, and glaciers.
|Day 4||Puerto Varas, Chile||None||None|
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, Chile||None||None|
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, Argentina||None||None|
Day 6 San Carlos de Bariloche (1B):Bariloche in many ways resembles the alpine resorts of Europe. Sample a beef parrillada, or a variety of fresh salmon or lake trout, then take a day hike around Cerro Catedral or practice your salsa at one of the town’s salsotecas.
|Day 7||San Carlos De Bariloche, Argentina||None||None|
Day 7 San Carlos de Bariloche/Buenos Aires (1B):Fly north to the buzzing metropolis that is Buenos Aires. Known as the “Paris of the Americas,” Buenos Aires is a vibrant city full of life.
|Day 8||Buenos Aires, Argentina||None||None|
Day 8 Buenos Aires (1B):Depart at any time.Included Activities:Departure Day