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Explore Chile & Argentina

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.

What's Included

  • Arrival transfer
  • Maipo Valley winery tour and tastings with an expert
  • Chilean community visit and local family traditional curanto meal
  • Visit Petrohue Falls
  • Scenic lake crossing aboard the "Cruce de Lagos." Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Holiday 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
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Travel Style: National Geographic Journeys
Physical Rating: 2 - Light
Service Level: Upgraded
Trip Type: Small Group

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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. Possible day trips include a trip to Valparaiso and Viña del Mar, Chile’s premier beach resort, and to Isla Negra, Pablo Neruda’s seaside home.


Additional Notes

Should you want more time to explore Santiago and do optional day trips, we highly recommend you book additional pre-nights.

Included Activities

Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Transport

Private Vehicle

Day 2 Santiago

Head out on an 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.

Included Activities

Chilean Wine Experience

Transport

Private Vehicle

Included Meals

1B

Day 3 Santiago/Puerto Varas

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.

Included Activities

Chilean Cultural Tour and Community Lunch

Transport

Plane (1.50-2.00 hours, 996km)
Private Vehicle

Included Meals

1B, 1L

Other Information

Dossier Disclaimer

The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.

VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

Itinerary Disclaimer

While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.

Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

Important Notes

1. COMBO TRIP
Please note that this tour combines with other G Adventures tours. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with G Adventures, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another G Adventures tour, after your trip concludes.

2. WEATHER
In the winter season (May-August), it is still possible to make the ferry/bus Lake crossing in 1 day. However, in the rare instance of extremely poor weather, the trip may have to include an overnight along the way OR your CEO may decide to make the transfer by bus only. This would be a rare occasion, but if it is necessary, it in always in consideration of safety.

3. LUGGAGE WEIGHT ALLOWANCE
Please note that Aerolineas Argentinas allows 1 piece of luggage that weighs up to 15kg on internal flights. For every extra kilo the airline will charge $10 per kg at the time of check-in.