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Explore Chile & Argentina (9 Day, National Geographic Journey)

9 days with G Adventures   Rating: Budget

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

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. (1B)

Day 3 Santiago/Puerto Varas 
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. (1B, 1L)

Day 4 Puerto Varas 
Today is free to explore on your own. Opt to take an excursion to Chiloé Island. (1B)

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. (1B)

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. (1B)

Day 7 San Carlos de Bariloche/Buenos Aires 
Fly to Buenos Aires. 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. (1B, 1D)

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. (1B)

Day 9 Buenos Aires 
Depart at any time. (1B)
All This Included
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.
  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Chilean Wine Experience, Santiago National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Chilean Cultural Tour and Local Lunch, Puerto Varas National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Local Tango Lesson, Buenos Aires
  • Arrival transfer
  • Visit Petrohue Falls
  • Scenic lake crossing aboard the "Cruce de Lagos"
  • Buenos Aires city tour
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • Hotels (8 nts).
  • 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner.
  • Transportation: Private van, plane, buses, ferry, walking.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
Highlights
  • Take a week to sip the best wines in the world
  • Rest and relax in Chile's beautiful Lake District
  • Discover the "Cruce de Lagos" on a scenic ferry cruise
  • Dance the tango in Buenos Aires
Accommodations
Hotels (8 nts)
Notes
  • Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 10.
  • Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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