Buenos Aires Getaway with Mendoza & Santiago 2021
10 days with Monograms Rating:
Day 1 ARRIVE BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA.
Arrive in Buenos Aires, the “Paris of South America.” This cosmopolitan city is constantly aglow with European-influenced culture, vibrant sounds and colors, and a distinctly Latin vibe.
Day 2 BUENOS AIRES.
After breakfast, your private tour takes you along the widest avenue in the world to see the Teatro Colón Opera House, the pride of Buenos Aires. You’ll also visit the Avenida de Mayo and Plaza de Mayo, surrounded by La Casa Rosada (the President’s Pink House), and the Cabildo, which was the first City Hall. Visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, which houses San Martin’s Mausoleum. Continue to the oldest district in Buenos Aires, San Telmo, then stop by colorful La Boca and Palermo. Finish your city tour with a visit to Recoleta Cemetery, burial site of Eva Perón and a highlight of the city. This evening, you may opt to enjoy dinner and a traditional Tango show—Argentina’s famed passionate dance. (B)
Day 3 BUENOS AIRES.
Today is free to explore this extraordinary city. Consider an optional excursion to visit a traditional estancia (ranch) to experience the lifestyle of the gauchos, or cruise down the Tigre River surrounded by beautiful landscapes and impressive homes. (B)
Day 4 BUENOS AIRES–MENDOZA.
Fly to Mendoza, where you will be met by your Local Host. The Mendoza region is the fifth-greatest wine producer in the world, has one of the country’s most beautiful landscapes, and boasts a temperate climate and radiant sun. (B)
Day 5 MENDOZA.
Today your city tour focuses on the culture and history originating from the Spanish colonizers four centuries ago. It includes a visit to the oldest part of the city with its archaeological remains of ancient buildings and ruins of San Francisco Church. Also visit the new city, Plaza Independencia, the Civic Center, and General San Martin Park with its lake and rose garden. (B)
Day 6 MENDOZA.
Mendoza has gained worldwide recognition for its production of award-winning wines, and is the most prolific wine-making region in South America. Learn more about the industry and Mendoza’s famous Malbec on today’s bodega tour. Travel into Mendoza’s agricultural oasis, where you have the opportunity to visit two different vineyards, learn about the wine-making process, and participate in wine tastings. (B)
Day 7 MENDOZA–SANTIAGO, CHILE.
Fly to Santiago, Chile. Arrive in Chile’s scenic capital between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes. With a coastline over 2,650 miles long, Chile is more than 10 times longer than it is wide. (B)
Day 8 SANTIAGO.
Located in the center of the country, Santiago has evolved as the country’s political, commercial, and cultural capital. Step back into the 16th century on your private tour, as your Local Guide traces the city’s history and heritage. Start at La Moneda, the official Government Palace, and nearby San Cristobal Hill with its landmark statue of the Virgin Mary. Your tour ends at the Plaza de Armas, the main square, with a visit to the 18th-century cathedral. (B)
Day 9 SANTIAGO.
Today is free to explore on your own. (B)
Day 10 SANTIAGO.
Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning. (B)
All This Included
Buenos Aires: Pulitzer Hotel
Mendoza: Huentala Hotel Boutique
Santiago: Best Western Premier Marina Las Condes
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