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Chile and Argentina Wine Tour Across the Andes

PRIVATE TOUR - 10 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM £$4686+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Drinking in views of Mendoza’s sprawling vineyards on a wine tour through some of the top wineries in the region, such as Fabre Mont Mayou and Lagarde.
  • Marveling at the intricate footwork of tango dancers at a prestigious show in Buenos Aires, performed by the most talented in the city.
  • Delighting in wine tours and tastings in Chile’s Colchagua Valley, sampling exquisite varieties at boutique wineries across this verdant region.
  • Glimpsing the Argentine gaucho culture in the Pampas with a folklore and gaucho show along with a traditional asado; a delicious barbecue meal.
  • Taking in the cityscapes of Santiago and Mendoza on guided tours, learning about their histories and cultures.
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Tour Overview

In this Chile and Argentina Wine Tour Across the Andes, drink in the views of Mendoza’s sprawling vineyards, including some of the most important in the country. Taste wine at prestigious wineries such as Fabre Mont Mayou and Lagarde. Follow the Colchagua Valley wine route near Santiago in Chile where you can take in the cityscapes of Mendoza and Santiago on guided tours as you learn about the history and cultures here.

Yampu will guide you across the border from Mendoza, a popular destination for active travelers, to Santiago in a scenic bus or private car. Crossing the boarder you will have unforgettable views of the Aconcagua and the Andes Mountains. You will also spend three days in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires with a visit to a typical estancia and a dinner with tango show featuring some of the city’s most talented dancers performing intricate footwork. Get a glimpse into the gaucho culture with a folklore and gaucho show paired with a traditional asado: a delicious barbecue meal. One day is also planned for touring Santiago, one of South America’s most sophisticated metropolitan areas.

This trip can be customized to fit your individual travel dates and any specific requests you may have. Your travel consultant will prepare a customized itinerary for you. We offer a choice of 3, 4, 5-star and deluxe hotels.

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Inclusions
Prices include domestic airfare, hotel accommodation including daily continental breakfast, city tours in English including all entrance fees, all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling, and meals where specified. Local airport taxes that are payable in the country of destination are not included. Taxes and security fees that can be paid at time of ticketing are already included.
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Pricing Details
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Double £$4390 £$4686 £$5269 £$6287
Single £$5880 £$6522 £$7649 £$9707

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Flight to Buenos Aires

Take the overnight flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Take the overnight flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Day
2

Buenos Aires

Arrive in Buenos Aires, and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon, tour Buenos Aires, an impressive city that combines the atmosphere of an old European town with the features of a Latin American capital. In this tour, acquire a deep understanding of its characteristics, its history, its architecture, its culture and its best stories. Visit the center of the city, San Telmo, La Boca, Puerto Madero and Palermo, with stops in Plaza de Mayo, Caminito and La Recoleta.
Note: check-in is normally after 2 pm. Early check-in may be granted subject to availability (not confirmed). Also, tour is done on group basis and may involve wait times picking up other passengers at different hotels. It is recommended that this tour be done privately in order to avoid this, at an additional cost of $ 42 per person, based on two people ($ 84 based on one person).
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3

Fiesta Gaucha

Full-day excursion to an estancia for a typical barbeque lunch and a folklore/gaucho show. Here, learn about the customs of the Argentinean gauchos and their abilities on horseback that will leave the audience breathless. The meat will be cooked a lo gaucho outdoors on the barbeque. Lunch and drinks included. Afternoon return to Buenos Aires. Duration: 6 hours. Operates every day except Monday.

Full-day excursion to an estancia for a typical barbeque lunch and a folklore/gaucho show. Here, learn about the customs of the Argentinean gauchos and their abilities on horseback that will leave the audience breathless. The meat will be cooked a lo gaucho outdoors on the barbeque. Lunch and drinks included. Afternoon return to Buenos Aires. Duration: 6 hours. Operates every day except Monday.

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Day
4

Buenos Aires

Day of leisure in Buenos Aires to explore on one’s own.
At night, see an unforgettable tango show performed by the best dancers and singers while enjoying a delicious meal at Esquina Carlos Gardel. This world-famous tango show shows the glamour of the 1930s in a romantic and intimate setting. This is the perfect way to leave Buenos Aires, the city of tango. Three-course dinner and Argentinean wine included.

Note: There are several venues in the city, each offering something unique. Yampu includes the El Querandi or Esquina Carlos Gardel in the 3 and 4 star option with shared transfers, and the Rojo Tango or Gala Tango for the 5 star and deluxe options with private transfers. Estimated pick up time from the hotel is between 7:30 and 8:30 pm; dinner is served between 8:30 pm and 10:15 and tango show starts around 10:15 pm until 11:30 pm. Please speak to one of our Travel Consultants for detailed information on each venue and discuss with a Yampu travel consultant if there is a specific preference. ...read less

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Buenos Aires - Mendoza

Morning transfer to the airport to take the flight to Mendoza. Upon arrival in Mendoza, transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, embark on a private tour and get to know the history and culture of the city of Mendoza, founded by Spanish colonists more than four centuries ago. Go through its tree-lined avenues and its streets bordered by “acequias” (irrigation ditches) and visit the most important sites in the city. Return to the hotel.

Morning transfer to the airport to take the flight to Mendoza. Upon arrival in Mendoza, transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, embark on a private tour and get to know the history and culture of the city of Mendoza, founded by Spanish colonists more than four centuries ago. Go through its tree-lined avenues and its streets bordered by “acequias” (irrigation ditches) and visit the most important sites in the city. Return to the hotel.

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6

Wineries and other Attractions

Depart to visit some wineries in the region. Visit established wineries such as Fabre Mont Mayou. Stop and visit the Lagarde winery and enjoy the beautiful sight of rows of grape vines. Also visit the thermoelectric power plant, Ingoniero Cipolletti dam, the University of Agricultural Sciences, and La Carrodilla Church.

Depart to visit some wineries in the region. Visit established wineries such as Fabre Mont Mayou. Stop and visit the Lagarde winery and enjoy the beautiful sight of rows of grape vines. Also visit the thermoelectric power plant, Ingoniero Cipolletti dam, the University of Agricultural Sciences, and La Carrodilla Church.

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Day
7

Mendoza – Santiago de Chile

Transfer to the bus station to take the bus to Santiago de Chile, passing through beautiful scenic landscapes and amazing views of the Aconcagua. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.
Note: On this day, one may also fly from Mendoza to Santiago (additional $218) or take a private car transfer which will allow stops in the scenic places on the way and also at the famous Portillo Hotel (additional $172 per person, based on two people).

Transfer to the bus station to take the bus to Santiago de Chile, passing through beautiful scenic landscapes and amazing views of the Aconcagua. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel.
Note: On this day, one may also fly from Mendoza to Santiago (additional $218) or take a private car transfer which will allow stops in the scenic places on the way and also at the famous Portillo Hotel (additional $172 per person, based on two people).

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Day
8

Santiago Tour

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Morning, city tour of Santiago. A journey through the main streets of the civic center of Santiago, viewing the neoclassical Moneda Palace, built in the 18th century and current seat of government, the Plaza de Armas, or main square with its cathedral, the Museum of National History and the Central Post Office, all with very different architectural styles. Continue to the Parque Forestal, based on the Champs d’ Elysee in Paris, the Fine Arts Museum and the Santa Lucia Hill where the city was founded in 1541. Continue to the bohemian area of Bellavista and climb the San Cristobal Hill for a panoramic view of the city with the Andes Mountains in the background. The tour finishes with a visit to the handicraft village of Los Graneros del Alba (closed Mondays; an alternative is substituted). Return to the hotel. ...read less

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9

Colchagua Valley Wine Route

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Full-day guided excursion to the wine route of the Colchagua Valley. Depart from Santiago along the Pan-American Highway toward Colchagua, a fertile valley known for its boutique wineries. The journey takes approximately two hours. Upon arrival at the village of Santa Cruz, the visits will be coordinated and travelers will depart to visit the wineries. Options include Vina Casa Silva, Estampa, Jacques & Francois Lurton, Laura Hartwig, Montes, Mont Gras, Viu Manent or Vina Bisquertt. As different wineries are open on different days, the choice will depend on the day of the tour. A full visit to the wineries with a wine tasting is included. Following the visits, lunch is included at the Hotel Santa Cruz Plaza or a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit a third winery or the Colchagua Museum, which houses one of the most important private collections of pre-Hispanic art in Chile, as well as an important display of artifacts from the Chilean colonial period. Following the last visit, return to Santiago—traveling once again through the fruit and vegetable producing areas of the central valley.
Visit three wineries or two wineries and one museum (museums closed on Mondays). Following the last visit, transfer to Hotel Santa Cruz Plaza for the night.
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Day
10

Flight Home

Morning at leisure. This afternoon, transfer from the hotel to the international airport for the flight home.

Morning at leisure. This afternoon, transfer from the hotel to the international airport for the flight home.

Buenos Aires, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Mendoza, Mendoza Province, Argentina

Santiago, Chile

Santa Cruz, Chile

Places You'll See

  • Buenos Aires

    One of South America’s most stunning cities, Buenos Aires will charm and delight anyone who walks its dazzling streets. Enjoy watching a tango show or visiting the many shopping centers such as Alto Palermo, or Paseo Alcorta. Buenos Aires is also home to several music festivals such as Quilmes Rock, Creamfields BA, and the Buenos Aires Jazz Festival.

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    Mendoza

    Mendoza, heart of the Argentinian wine industry, and close to Aconcagua, the highest mountain outside of Asia, has something for everyone. Visit Campo Base Travel and Adventure for trekking and rafting experiences. Take a bike ride through Parque San Martin, or visit one of the many bodegas for wine tastings.

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    Santiago

    As the political and cultural center of Chile, Santiago has much to offer. Relax at one of the many jazz clubs scattered throughout the city, or go for a wine tasting at one of the local wineries. Take a guided city trek to learn about the Chilean culture and their traditional meals. Or visit the summit of Cerro Santa Lucia for beautiful views.

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    Colchagua Valley

    Not too far south from Chile’s Capital, Santiago, is the vast wine region of Colchagua Valley. Home to Chile’s most famous wines, Colchagua Valley is well known for its bold varieties and it’s diversity of wineries. Learn how the region’s grapes are harvested with a tour of the vineyards along with tastings in the charming tasting rooms. Indulge in relaxed winery lunches while taking in the fabulous views of Chile.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Buenos Aires : Savoy Hotel, BA

Buenos Aires : Rendez-Vous Hotel

Mendoza : Bohemia Boutique Hotel

Santiago : Torremayor Lyon (Providencia)

Santiago : Hotel Plaza San Francisco (Downtown)

Santiago : Orly (Providencia)

4 Star Properties

Buenos Aires : Loi Suites, BA

Buenos Aires : Hotel Madero

Buenos Aires : Design CE

Mendoza : Pousada Verde Olivia Hotel (Outside Mendoza)

Mendoza : Club Tapiz (Outside Mendoza)

Mendoza : Park Hyatt Mendoza Hotel, Casino & Spa

Santiago : Noi Victoria

Santiago : Carménère ecoHotel

Santiago : Hotel Magnolia

Santa Cruz : Hotel Vendimia

Santa Cruz : Hotel TerraVina

5 Star Properties

Buenos Aires : Hub Porteno

Buenos Aires : Legado Mitico, BA

Buenos Aires : Sofitel Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires : MIO Buenos Aires

Mendoza : Finca Adalgisa

Santiago : Le Reve (Providencia)

Puerto Natales : The Singular

Luxury Properties

Buenos Aires : Algodon Mansion

Buenos Aires : Duhau Park Hyatt

Buenos Aires : Alvear Palace

Mendoza : Entre Cielos (Outside Mendoza)

Santiago : Casa Bueras Boutique Hotel (formerly known as Lastarria Boutique Hotel)

Santiago : Ritz Carlton

Santiago : W Santiago (Las Condes)

Santa Cruz : Casa Silva

Testimonials

Ginny

Traveled March, 2014

I would happily recommend you and Yampu

I would happily recommend you and Yampu, and would be glad to use your services again in the future!

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Marianna R.

Traveled July, 2014

I want to take this opportunity to tell you how much we enjoyed our trip.

I want to take this opportunity to tell you how much we enjoyed our trip. We were so impressed with the whole experience. Thank you for your expertise and service which made our holiday so memorable!

Louise

Traveled March, 2014

I will recommend your service to any friend who plans to visit south-america!

My daughter and I were very pleased with your planning especially your choice of hotels! The hotels (especially Babel Hotel in Buenos Aires) were friendly, charming and were in great locations. The local guides all turned up on time. I am most grateful for your detailed explanation and speedy response every time I wrote to you. I will recommend your service to any friend who plans to visit south-america!

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