Sip, savour, and soak in the splendour
Embark on an unforgettable journey through the lush landscapes of Argentina and Chile, immersing yourself in a captivating blend of rich history, stunning vistas, and exquisite wines.
Indulge your senses on a wine lover's dream adventure through the stunning wineries of Argentina and Chile. A journey that will take you deep into the heart of South America's wine regions, where you'll discover the fascinating history, beautiful landscapes, and exceptional flavours that make these destinations a must-visit for any wine enthusiast.
From the moment you arrive in Santiago, you'll be immersed in the vibrant culture and beauty of these countries. Explore the bustling streets of Santiago, taste exquisite wines in the Casablanca and Colchagua Valleys, and savour gourmet meals paired with the finest vintages. In Mendoza, Argentina, you'll be captivated by the stunning vineyards of Lujan de Cuyo and Uco Valley, where you'll have access to some of the region's most prestigious wineries.
But this trip isn't just about wine. Along the way, you'll also have the chance to uncover the history and charm of Santiago and Buenos Aires, with guided tours of iconic landmarks and immersive cultural experiences. You will leave feeling like you’ve really tasted the true Chile and Argentina!
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Day 1: It's holiday time!
Head to your nearest international airport and board your overnight flight to Santiago, Chile.
Day 2: Arrive in Santiago
Welcome to Santiago! After transfer to your hotel, Le Reve where you will spend 2 nights, take some time to settle in before a half-day guided tour of Santiago's vibrant cityscape. Stroll through the historic downtown district, where you'll visit the Plaza de Armas main square and encounter the historic cathedral. Next, venture through the charming streets of old Santiago, passing through the artistic Bellavista neighbourhood, and climb San Cristobal Hill via a panoramic bus-ride for breath-taking views of the city and the majestic Andes. Then onto the contemporary side of Santiago, highlighting its trendy neighbourhoods and bustling shopping zones. Rest and recharge at your hotel for the night.
Day 3: Casablanca Valley Tour
Start the day with a delightful breakfast at your hotel. Today's adventure leads you to the Casablanca Valley, just 78 km west of Santiago. At the renowned William Cole vineyard, you can delve into the vineyard's history before a guided exploration of the vineyard itself. Witness the intricate process of winemaking, from fermentation to bottling, followed by a tasting session. Next up is the Kingston Family vineyard for a premium wine-tasting tour. An exquisite 4-course dining and wine-paired experience awaits, showcasing locally sourced ingredients. Return to your Santiago retreat, Le Reve for a well-deserved rest.
Day 4: Santiago to Colchagua's Charm
Savour a hearty breakfast at the hotel before departing for Santa Cruz, a charming city in the Colchagua Valley. Our first stop is the Laura Hartwig Vineyard (or similar), where an engaging tour starts with insights into the Colchagua Valley, a carriage ride through its vineyards (seasonally), and an exploration of the winemaking process. The tour culminates in a wine tasting experience, including a Super Premium Edición de Familia and cheese selection. Then onto Viu Manent vineyard for a sumptuous lunch and a tour of its grounds. The tour includes a carriage ride, cellar visit, wine tastings, and a panoramic view of the Chilean countryside. The day ends with a visit to the Colchagua Museum. Retire to your Colchagua Valley hotel the Santa Cruz Plaza for a peaceful overnight stay.
Day 5: Santa Cruz's Treasures
Indulge in a leisurely breakfast at your hotel. Today, transfer to the Santa Rita Vineyard, home to the Casa Real Hotel. This historical gem, once the founder's summer residence, has been thoughtfully restored into a charming hotel. Enveloped by a stunning 40-hectare park designed by French landscape architect Guillermo Renner, the Casa Real Hotel offers a unique retreat experience. Enjoy your serene surroundings at your leisure and spend a restful night at Casa Real Hotel.
Day 6: Farewell Chile!
A final breakfast at your hotel after which you will be transferred to Santiago Airport for your onward flight to Mendoza, Argentina. Upon your arrival at Mendoza Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel Lares de Chacras in the charming Chacras de Coria area where you will spend three nights. The afternoon, is yours to enjoy.
Day 7: Lujan de Cuyo Winery Tour
After breakfast, a visit to two distinct wineries nestled in the picturesque region of Lujan de Cuyo is planned. Delight in a wine-tasting experience along with a delicious lunch, showcasing the finest flavours of the region.
Day 8: Uco Valley Winery Exploration
Fill up on breakfast and set out on a memorable day as you visit two exceptional wineries in the enchanting Uco Valley. Immerse yourself in the world of wines of this region while enjoying lunch.
Day 9: Mendoza to Buenos Aires
After breakfast, it's time for your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to your boutique hotel, Mine Hotel where you will spend three nights. The day is yours to explore the area at your leisure.
Day 10: Tango Experience
Today take a private, guided tour through the heart of Buenos Aires. Explore iconic sites like Plaza de Mayo, a historic and political hub, and traverse the charming streets of San Telmo. Discover the elegance of Palermo and its cultural landmarks, including museums and embassies. The day culminates in an exquisite dinner and a mesmerising Tango show at the La Ventana venue, complete with a private tango lesson and transport back to your hotel in the evening.
Day 11: Gaucho Experience
Venture into the outskirts of Buenos Aires, where the landscape transforms from urban to rural beauty entering the Pampean region. Your journey introduces you to the heart of gaucho life and culture. Your guide will provide insights into this unique way of life as you arrive at Estancia. Here, immerse yourself not only in nature but also in the rich heritage of the Gauchos.
Day 12: The end of a wonderful journey!
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Ezeiza Airport for your return flight home.
Day 13: Arrive home after a wonderful trip.
Pore over your photos of this incredible trip and reflect on the amazing journey you've had. Time to plan the next one!
Duration: 12 nights
Location: Chile Holidays, South and Central America Holidays
From £4,360pp based on two people sharing excluding international flights to your home country.
The trip includes all accommodation and activities specified above. Rooms and meals are as below:
- 2 nights at Le Reve Hotel, Santiago - deluxe room, breakfast included.
- 1 night at Casa Real Hotel – boutique room, breakfast included.
- 1 nights at Santa Cruz Plaza Hotel – standard room, breakfast included.
- 3 nights at Lares de Chacras Hotel - standard room, breakfast included.
- 3 nights at Mine Hotel - classic room, breakfast included.
- Internal flights and all transfers.
- All wine tours and visits mentioned
- All private guides and entrance fees for tours.
This trip excludes:
- International flights to and from UK (expect these to cost from £1,600 pp for economy flights) Please note; pricing can change significantly depending on the time of year and how far in advance flights are booked.
- Single Supplements.
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When to visit Chile
Discover the best times to visit Chile with this guide
January is the peak of summer in Chile, making it an excellent time to visit the country's coastal areas, including the vibrant cities of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar. The temperatures during this month are generally pleasant, ranging from 20°C to 30°C (68°F to 86°F), perfect for enjoying the beaches and outdoor activities
Another fantastic month to explore Chile, especially if you're interested in the landscapes of Patagonia. The weather remains warm and inviting, making it an ideal time for hiking and outdoor adventures. In Valparaiso, you can experience the colourful Carnival of Valparaiso, a lively celebration filled with parades, music, dancing, and stunning street art. It's advisable to book accommodation well in advance due to the popularity of this season.
March marks the beginning of autumn in Chile, and the weather starts to cool down. It's still an enjoyable time to visit, with fewer crowds and lower prices compared to the peak summer season. The wine regions of Chile, such as the picturesque Colchagua Valley and Maipo Valley, are particularly beautiful during this time, as the vineyards display vibrant hues of red and orange.
The weather is mild, and the autumn paints the landscape in impressive array of colours. It's an ideal time to visit the captivating Lake District, which encompasses stunning destinations like Pucon and Puerto Varas. The iconic Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia is also worth exploring during this time, with agreeable temperatures and fewer tourists. Additionally, Easter Island experiences comfortable weather in April, making it an opportune moment to visit this remote and enigmatic destination.
May marks the beginning of the low season in Chile, as the temperatures continue to drop, and the tourist numbers decrease. It's a quieter time with ample opportunities to explore Santiago's cultural attractions and museums without the usual crowds. If you're a ski enthusiast, you can head to the majestic Andes Mountains, where the ski resorts begin to open for the winter season, offering thrilling snow sports activities.
June brings winter to Chile, making it an excellent time to hit the ski slopes. The ski resorts in the Andes Mountains, such as Portillo and Valle Nevado, offer excellent conditions for skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts. However, it's important to note that June is the coldest month in Chile, especially in regions like Patagonia and the southern parts of the country. Make sure to pack warm clothing and gear accordingly.
In the northern regions of Chile, such as the extraordinary Atacama Desert, temperatures remain mild during the day but drop significantly at night, creating a unique and captivating atmosphere for stargazing.
It's a great time to visit the renowned wine regions, such as the Maipo Valley and the Casablanca Valley, as the vineyards prepare for the upcoming grape harvest. The cities and attractions are generally less crowded during this time, allowing for a more relaxed and peaceful experience.
September marks the beginning of spring in Chile, as the weather starts to warm up, and the landscapes come alive with blooming flowers and lush greenery. It's an excellent time to explore the coastal regions and enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, surfing, and whale watching.
October is a beautiful month to visit Chile, with relaxing temperatures and fewer tourists compared to the peak summer season. It's an ideal time to explore the stunning fjords, glaciers, and snow-capped mountains of Patagonia. In the Casablanca Valley wine region, you can participate in the grape harvest festivals, known as vendimias, and indulge in wine tastings, surrounded by the famous Chilean vineyards.
The temperatures are comfortable, and the landscapes are vibrant and picturesque. In Santiago, you can explore the bustling markets, savour delectable local cuisine, and immerse yourself in the city's cultural offerings. Outdoor enthusiasts can go hiking in the scenic Aysén region or visit the picturesque Chiloé Island, known for its distinctive architecture and rich folklore.
It's a great time to visit the country's beaches and coastal cities. The temperatures rise, providing ample opportunities for water sports, sunbathing, and swimming. Whether you choose to relax on the sandy shores of Arica or explore the vibrant beach towns like La Serena, you can bask in the summer vibes.
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