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Taste of Chile, Argentina & Uruguay 2014-2015

11 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget

800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Santiago
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Days 2 Santiago
Get your first taste of Chile with a full day visiting wineries with tastings and demonstrations in the Maipo Valley. Option to visit exceptional restaurants in the Bellavista neighbourhood. (1B)

Day 3 Mendoza
Spectacular drive across the Andes to Mendoza, Argentina, the heart of the wine growing region. (1B)

Days 4-5 Mendoza
Spend two days exploring the Mendoza region and its wineries. Enjoy a full-day wine tour including a visit to three different wineries, a gourmet lunch, and an included cooking class. There will be free time for optional hiking or cycling. (2B,1L)

Days 6 Buenos Aires
Fly to Buenos Aires and take an orientation walk with your CEO. Option to take a city tour or enjoy a tango dinner show. (1B)

Day 7-8 Uruguay Estancia
Catch the ferry to Colonia, Uruguay, take an orientation walk through this beautiful town. Continue to the rural estancia, our guest ranch for the next two nights. Enjoy homemade meals from local ingredients and delicious barbecue while acquainting yourself with the gaucho (cowboy) lifestyle. Free time for optional hiking and horseback riding. (2B,1L,2D)

Day 9-10 Buenos Aires
Return to Buenos Aires and enjoy some free time to explore on your own. On Day 10, we visit a community project outside the city to see the empowerment and apprenticeship of youth through culinary arts. Enjoy a cooking demonstration and lunch at the school. (2B,1L)

Day 11 Buenos Aires
Depart at any time. (1B)
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800-680-2858 800-680-2858 All This Included
If you're the epicurean sort who's looking to experience some gourmet living, try this culinary trip on for size. You'll spend 11 days travelling Chile and Argentina, immersing yourself in the Mendoza wine region and taking a full-day winery tour in Maipo Valley. On top of a 2-night stay in an estancia (ranch) in Uruguay, you'll also take a visit to a Planeterra-supported culinary school for a demonstration and lunch. We can guarantee you won't find Argentinean food fresher than this.
  • Arrival transfer. Full-day tour of wineries with tastings in the Maipo Valley. Full-day Mendoza wine tour with tastings, gourmet lunch and cooking class. Buenos Aires orientation walk. Two nights at a rural Estancia in Uruguay. Visit to a culinary school with demonstrations and lunch.
  • 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners. (Allow USD400-500 for meals not included.)
  • Bus/van, plane, ferry, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Highlights
  • Taste your way through the Maipo Valley and Mendoza vineyards
  • Learn to prepare local specialties at a cooking class in Mendoza
  • Live the cowboy life at a stylish 'estancia' ranch in Uruguay
  • Visit a Planeterra-sponsored culinary training project
  • Explore Buenos Aires's trendy neighbourhoods
800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Accommodations
Comfort hotels (8 nts)
Estancia (ranch) (2 nts)
800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Notes
  • Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 12.
  • There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
800-680-2858 800-680-2858 Terms and Conditions
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