Chile & Argentina Vineyards In Style

“Enjoy sipping on some of the most phenomenal local wines in Chile and Argentina! A Santiago city tour followed by a winery visit is a great way to start off your visit. Then head to Mendoza for a tour of the city and more wine tastings.”

Quick Facts about This Trip:

Trip Start/End:
Chile (Santiago) / Argentina (Buenos Aires)
Highlights:
Argentina (Mendoza), Chile (Santiago)
Duration:
5 days
Tour Type:
PremiumPremium trips offer popular sights and hidden treasures, featuring luxury hotels when available, and led by a local expert guide.
Travel Style:
Nature’s SplendorOur Nature’s Splendor trips are about the perfect combination of calibrated luxury with natural beauty; about the intersection between unfettered wanderlust and orchestrated indulgence. The itineraries are based on the simple premise that communing with nature doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to put up with inedible food, undrinkable wine or sleeping on the ground.
Price Range:
From $2045 pp *
  • * USD per person, double occupancy. Prices subject to change. This tour is fully customizable.

Trip Description

Embark on a visit to South America’s wine country, visiting neighbouring Santiago and Mendoza to see what they both have to offer. Arrive in Santiago, where you will have a private tour of the city, then head out to the vineyards for a tour and tasting to the popular Concha y Toro winery with lunch. Next, fly across the border over the Andes into Mendoza, the wine capital of Argentina. Familiarize yourself with the city with a guided tour as well as a winery tour to some of the popular wine-making locations. It will be hard to decide what your favorite grape will be: Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrrah, Malbec or the Torrontes. Ending in Mendoza, you are free to continue your journey within Argentina or beyond.

Trip Summary

Day Activities Hotel
Day 1
Santiago
  • Meet and Greet
  • Transfer – Private – Airport – vehicle/driver
  • NOTE: Reciprocity Tax – not included
  • Lunch (not included)
  • Private – 1/2 d Panoramic City Tour – Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Dinner (not included)
Ritz Carlton
deluxe (B)

1 DBL (2 Adults)

Alt: Crowne Plaza (Standard)
Alt: Grand Hyatt Santiago (grand deluxe)

Day 2
Santiago
  • Breakfast (included)
  • Private – 1/2 d Concha y Toro Winery (with lunch) – Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Lunch (included)
  • Optional Activities
  • Dinner (not included)
Ritz Carlton
deluxe (B)

1 DBL (2 Adults)

Alt: Crowne Plaza (Standard)
Alt: Grand Hyatt Santiago (grand deluxe)

Day 3
Santiago – Mendoza
  • Breakfast (included)
  • Air – Santiago – Mendoza [Direct (1 hr)] – Economy
  • Transfer – Private – Airport – Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Lunch (not included)
  • Private – 1/2 d Panoramic City Tour – Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Dinner (not included)
Executive Park Suites
Deluxe (B)

1 DBL (2 Adults)

Alt: Park Hyatt (city view)

Day 4
Mendoza
  • Breakfast (included)
  • Private – Exclusive Luján de Cuyo Wineries Tour (with Lunch) – Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Lunch (not included)
  • At Leisure
  • Dinner (not included)
Executive Park Suites
Deluxe (B)

1 DBL (2 Adults)

Alt: Park Hyatt (city view)

Day 5
Mendoza
  • Breakfast (included)
  • Transfer – Private – Airport – Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Air – Mendoza – Buenos Aires [Direct – (2 hrs)] – Economy
Depart (Int’l Airport)
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, 1/2d = Half Day, Al = All Inclusive

Day 1: Santiago

Upon arrival you will be met by our local representative who will help you locating your vehicle.

Enjoy a private airport transfer in Santiago with a private guide and driver.

Please note: Upon arrival by air, American and Canadian visitors to Chile are required to pay a reciprocity fee of US$131 for American and US$132 for Canadian. Other nationalities will vary. Upon payment, cash, credit card or travelers checks, a receipt will be stapled at the back of passport and is valid for the duration of the passport. Subject to change without notice. Please consult with the Chilean consulate for full details.

Enjoy a private half day panoramic city tour with your own private vehicle, professional driver and English speaking Guide taking in the main avenues of the city’s civic center as well as the main sites of interest. Visit La Moneda Palace, the current seat of the government formerly the home of Chilean presidents until 1958. Then continue along the streets of the downtown area to the Main Square surrounded by the Cathedral Metropolitana of the XVIII century, the National Historical Museum, and the Central Post Office. Visit the Forestal Park passing in front of the Fine Arts Museum towards Bellavista, the bohemian quarter of Santiago. Continue to San Cristóbal Hill, a beautiful public park dominated by the monumental sculpture of Virgin Mary (36 meter high). From this site, enjoy a panoramic view of the city before continuing toward the modern residential neighborhoods of Pedro de Valdivia Norte, Las Condes, and Vitacura. At the end of the tour you will be dropped back at your hotel allowing you some time for some independent exploring or some relaxation time at your hotel. San Cristobal hill fee included.

Accommodation: Ritz Carlton

Experience The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago – an unforgettable five-star hotel well situated in an upscale neighbourhood of Santiago . With all the frills and dazzling decor that make hotels a treat to visit, the acclaimed Ritz Carlton is all this and more. Stay in one of its 205 rooms, which are noted for marble fixtures, and high quality bedding and linen. All rooms feature classic decor and panoramic views of the city. Feast on gourmet culinary accomplishments, from Mediterranean preparations to buffet-style pastries and a chocolate temptation buffet. Later, spend time lounging by the indoor pool with a book. Absorb views of the Andes and the city. Otherwise, sit down at the bar and try one of the 100 martini varieties.


Day 2: Santiago

Depart from Santiago with your private vehicle, driver and English speaking Guide to Pirque where Concha y Toro Winery, the largest in the country, is located. Tour the Patronal House and vineyards, and visit the wine cellars where you can observe the storage process. The winery tour concludes with wine tasting. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (included). The tour then continues by the side of the Maipo River, through the residential area of Las Vertientes with countryside houses, restaurants and cottages. At the end of your private tour you will be returned to your hotel in Santiago.

Enjoy time at your leisure to try some of the many optional activities available to you including half day tours such as a guided tour of the city focusing on the city’s culture, architecture or a panoramic tour, a visit to a local winery, or a cooking class with a local chef in his own home. If you are feeling more active, there are horseback riding and hiking tours available. For full day tour options, consider a visit to the coastal towns of Vina del Mar and Valparaiso, a day at an authentic ranch (hacienda), or a day trip to the Andes to enjoy some skiing. If you would like to do something in the evening time, consider a folk dinner in Santiago where you can learn about the local cultures traditions in dance and song. Please speak to your Sales Advisor if any of these activities are of interest.

Accommodation: Ritz Carlton


Day 3: Santiago – Mendoza

Fly from Santiago, Chile to Mendoza, Argentina. Flight times are subject to change based on availability. Flight duration is approximately 1 hr

Enjoy a private airport transfer with private vehicle, driver and English speaking guide .

Enjoy a private panoramic city tour of Mendoza with your own vehicle, driver and English speaking Guide. Travel through city streets, mixing in the history and culture of the people who transformed this desert into a thriving oasis. Begin the tour at the historical site, where in 1561 Don Pedro del Castillo founded the city; The Plaza and the Museo del Área Fundacional (including the Jesuit ruins). Continue on to the main square, which is surrounded by the Cathedral and the Basilica of St. Francis. Visit both Independencia and Spain Plaza and later journey to the prestigious Emilio Civit street; a residential area that leads to General San Martin Park. This well known park is over 370 hectares in size and is considered the heart of the city. Enter through the famous gates, the horses of Marly, Rosedal and Lake until we reach the Cerro de la Gloria, where the Monument to San Martín and his army is located. Finish up the tour with a visit to Challao. The Virgin of Lourdes alongside spectacular views of the Mendocinian Mountains will leave a lasting impression of this beautiful city.

Accommodation: Executive Park Suites

Located just a few blocks from the center of town, the Park Executive Suites Hotel is a smart choice for those looking for a pleasant hotel with a friendly atmosphere. Spacious, clean, and bright, the 77 rooms promise great views of the city and the surroundings. Breakfast is plentiful, with all sorts of tasty treats and staples to start the day off. The hotel has special wine rooms with curious artistic productions as well as a fitness center.


Day 4: Mendoza

Enjoy a full day exclusive tour to three of the most important wineries of the region, Bodega Catena Zapata, Ruca Malen Winery and Belasco de Baquedano Winery. Bodega Catena Zapata is widely recognized for its revolutionary owner and wine-maker Nicolás Catena. He is known for introducing to the international wine community the true potential and quality of the Mendoza terrain. Argentina produces world-class wines, thanks to the Malbec grape in general and the wines of Nicolás Catena in particular. Enjoy a private visit to Bodega Ruca Malen, exclusively focused on making wines of excellence, based on their knowledge and above all, their passion for winemaking. The bodega visit will take you from the vineyards and sorting machines to the fermentation and aging rooms, offering an intimate glimpse into the wine making process from grape to bottle. For a broader knowledge of the different aromas found in wine enjoy a tour of Belasco de Baquedano Winery and experience its great “hall of aromas”, which is part of the wine tourism project developed by the winery with explanations of the different types of aromas existing in wine: primary aromas (those that characterize the grape variety), secondary aromas (the ones released during fermentation and its transformation into wine) and tertiary aromas (produced through aging in barrel and/or bottle). Enjoy a delicious lunch at either Ruca Malen or Belasco de Baquedano Winery, the choice is yours.

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Accommodation: Executive Park Suites


Day 5: Mendoza

Enjoy a private airport transfer with private vehicle, driver and English speaking guide .

Domestic flight from Mendoza to Buenos Aires. Flights are subject to changes based on availabiity. The flight duration is approximately 2 hour.
Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)


What’s Included:
Guaranteed departure – Accommodation, Activities, Transfers, Meals, Fees where indicated as per the itinerary – Local and international traveler assistance during your tour – Specialised and personalised services
What’s not Included:
Tips – Laundry – Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages unless explicitly noted – Optional activities/extras – Visas (unless noted) – Vacation insurance
Trip Terms & Conditions
Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $250). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure. We accept payment via credit card, certified check, wire transfer or money order.
Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of deposit. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to 100% of program price.
Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at http://www.horizon-co.com/terms-and-conditions
Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.
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