Day 1: Arrival in Mendoza. We start our tour in the premier wine area of Mendoza where you’ll find much more than vineyards. Mendoza is at the base of the Andes and is home to many adventure and sightseeing tours to offer in your free time. Upon arrival in Mendoza our representative will be waiting for you and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight 3 nights in Mendoza.
Day 2: Full Day Vineyard & Winery Tour. While in Mendoza, it is impossible to resist the temptation to visit the wineries that have made this province so famous. Mendoza is one of the most important winemaking poles in Argentina. Its wines have acquired worldwide recognition for their taste, aroma and colour, especially its "malbec". You will visit some of the most important wineries of Argentina going out of the city by roads rounded by different kinds of vineyards. We will visit the facilities, know the secrets of winemaking and of course taste them! This tour is designed to educate as well as be alot of fun. Operates every day except Sunday.
Day 3: Full Day Villavicencio Tour. Important place of natural beauty, located at the north of Mendoza, at the department of Las Heras. We will drive by the old route number 7 from which we will be able to see the cement fabrics, the mineral water bottling plant, the historical monument called Canota, and a beautiful landscape with the typical flora and fauna, until we can reach the park guards office. Then we will go up the mountains by a winding road, for reaching a view point, and later come down to visit the Hotel Villavicencio, its little chapel and the gardens of the old hotel. Return to Mendoza City.
Day 4: Mendoza to Buenos Aires. After breakfast you will be transferred privately from your hotel to Mendoza Airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival into Buenos Aires you will be met at the airport by one of our guides and transferred privately to your hotel. Have a cocktail to unwind after the flight and then get a good nights sleep for some great days of sightseeing. Overnight 4 nights in Buenos Aires.
Day 5: Private Half Day City & Cafe Tortoni`s. This morning you will be picked up by one of our hand selected guides to take you on an orientation of this great city. Discover the beauty and wonders of Buenos Aires, view the National Congress, The Metropolitan Cathedral next to the Government House in may square area. Admire the Colon Theatre, one of the most important opera houses in Latin America. Visit San Telmo, traditional neighbourhood where Tango performances can be seen in many bars and restaurants.
Stop at La Boca colourful neighbourhood, which was, seat of immigrants - manly Italians - and now home of some artists. Enjoy Palermo, an area that combines its architecture and history with entertainment and amusement in its green spaces. Finally, La Recoleta, an exclusive and elegant neighbourhood where the famous cemetery is found and visit Eva Peron’s tomb. Although it may seem unusual, fashionable restaurants, bars, cafes, discos and a cinema complex also surround the area. This private tour also includes a stop at the famous Tortoni`s for a coffee/tea and/or cake (at own expense) before heading back to your hotel.
Day 6 (or alternate selected day): Your choice of a Special experience.
- Traditional & Fun Boca Tango Show & BBQ
- Glitzy less traditional Tango Show & Dinner
- Opera or Ballet at the newly restored Colon Theatre
- Local Football Match
- Full Day Estancia & Gaucho experience
Note: One month prior to your departure from the UK a full list of choices for during your stay in Buenos Aires will be given to you from which makes it easy to make
Day 7: Day of Leisure or Pre-Plan. You have the choice to do your own thing or to pre-plan what you might like to do in Buenos Aires. For those clients who like to be well organized, we offer a full range of day tours that are available from our "Services and Sightseeing" tab at the top of this page.
Day 8: Buenos Aires to Cordoba. No visit to Buenos Aires is complete without a visit and stay at an estancia. Today you will collected from the airport by your selected estancia for 2 full days of discovery, learning country ways and relaxation.
Days 9-11: Estancia Activities.
- Estancia Ongamira (Low Cost & Standard)
- Estancia La Paz (Superior)
Day 11: Cordoba to Santiago. After enjoy a further half day on the estancia today. After lunch you will be transferred to Cordoba Airport for an evening flight to Santiago. Upon arrival in Santiago, a private airport representative will meet you at the airport with your name on a board. They will have a copy of your detailed itinerary and very important local contact numbers. They will introduce you to your driver for your private transfer and answer any immediate questions you have regarding your stay in Santiago.
Day 12: Private Half Day Historical City & Sights. This morning you will be picked up by one of our hand selected guides to take you on an orientation of this great city for 4 hours. If you have any special interests be sure to let us know at time of booking. Any entrance fees must be paid for locally.
Day 13: Full Day Vina del Mar & Valparaiso. Valparaiso is a port and World Heritage city, whose origins date back to 1536. Beside this, it is the seat of the legislative power. Valparaiso has the picturesque magic with its funiculars, beaches and colourful neighbourhoods on its 45 hills, and beaches, unfolding unique and unforgettable landscapes. Today`s tour visits La Sebastiana; house museum of the poet and literature Nobel prize, Pablo Neruda. Then, it continues to Vina del Mar standing out the architecture of its palaces and streets. Finally, return to Santiago visiting Faba to observe elaborated pieces made in Lapislazuli, a precious only found in Chile and Afghanistan
Day 14: Departure from Santiago. Most flights leave Santiago in the afternoon or evening. So a day of leisure today before your private transfer to the airport for your departure flight
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