Overland - Wine, Dine & Dance
South America
Countries Visted: Argentina, Chile
14 days / Trip Code: PATA102
$3295.00 (double / per person)



Trip Overview:
>Santiago to Buenos Aires
>Maipo Valley - The Vineyards of Concha y Toro
>Mendoza
>Argentina - Estancia Los Potreros
>Los Potreros
>Buenos Aires

This Adventure Includes:
>13 nights accommodation - 10 nights in comfortable tourist class hotels and guesthouses, 3 nights at Estancia Los Porteros in private rooms.
>Transport in our custom built all-terrain expedition vehicles
>Approximately 13 Breakfasts, 8 Lunches, 9 Dinners
>Service of an experienced western tour leader as well as local guides
>Experienced Driver/Mechanic
>All National Park Entrance fees
>Arrival and departure transfers

This Adventure Does Not Include:
>International airfare and taxes
>Domestic airfare and taxes if required
>Meals if otherwise not noted
>Additional hotel charges, tips and alcoholic beverages
>Local Payment of $750.00

Service Level:
The Standard Level (Our Standard Level service features 2- 3 star accomodations and comfortable transportation throughout the itinerary. Some meals may be provided. The standard level provides private guides and transfers.)

Physical Demand Rating:
3 (Somewhat Demanding)

Departure Info:


Additional Trip Notes:
>Santiago city tour – Santiago
>Winery tour – Santiago
>Hiking in the Upsallata region – Upsallata
>Walking tour of the city – Mendoza
>Winery tour – Mendoza
>4 day / 3 night package at Estancia Porteros – Cordoba
>Buenos Aires city tour – Buenos Aires
>Evening dinner & tango show – Buenos Aires

Adventure Type:
Classic Adventure

Budget: $2501 ~ $5000

Days: 14

Day 1-3:
Santiago
This tour begins in Santiago, Chile’s capital city that lies between the Andes Mountain range to the west and the ancient coastal range to the west. We will spend some time exploring the city before heading south into the Maipo Valley where we will visit the vineyards of Concha y Toro, Argentina’s largest wine exporter. One of the main attractions at the Pirque Cellar is the spot where the Casillero del Diablo legend was born. This Legend began more than a century ago, when Don Melchor, the founder of Concha y Toro Winery, decided to preserve a selection of his vineyard's best wines. Upon seeing that some bottles were missing from his cellar, called casillero, he spread the rumour that none other than the devil dwelled within those vaulted walls. The little deceit worked like a charm, from then on strangers kept their distance and a name was born: Casillero del Diablo. From Santiago we will cross over the Andes Mountain range, passing Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Andes (6962 m.a.s.l).

Day 4-7:
Mendoza
We will enjoy some hiking in the foothills of the Andes before we arrive to Mendoza. Well known for its Malbec wines and for being the cradle of the heroic deeds of Liberator General San Martín, father of the nation, Mendoza is one of the most beautiful and charming cities in Argentina. Here we will take time to visit Mendoza itself and also to explore the surrounding wine valleys before we head east central Argentina to arrive at Estancia Los Potreros, an Argentinean Ranch offering an authentic gaucho experience.

Day 8-10:
Estancia Los Potreros
Estancia Los Potreros is set in a beautiful reserve at the top of the Cordoba hills in the centre of Argentina. The estancia dates from 1574 when breeding mules for the silver mines in Peru was the principal activity. Today it is an idyllic retreat for horsemen and nature lovers. This organic working farm breeds Aberdeen-Angus cattle and Paso Peruano horses. It has been in the same Anglo Argentine family for four generations and sets the highest standards of accommodation, combining the pleasures of estancia life with exceptional riding. Horse ride, polo, assisting the gauchos with horses or simply relaxing by the pool are some of the many activities available. Los Potreros is a year round destination known for its fabulous horses. "The adventure allows you to experience the best traditions of Argentina while not abandoning all creature comforts."

Day 11-14:
Buenos Aires
We arrive into Buenos Aires, one of the world’s greatest cities. A place of elegance and seduction, where a distinctively Latin culture intertwines with indigenous peoples, gauchos, and hot blooded 'porteños' (local inhabitants of B.A.), as well a very obvious European influence. Buenos Aires has grand baroque buildings to rival Paris, theatres and cinemas to rival London, and restaurants, shops and bars to rival New York. But the atmosphere is uniquely Argentine, from the steak sizzling on your plate in a crowded Parrilla to the tango being danced in the streets. The city seethes with life and history. We will enjoy a tour of the city including the grand Casa Rosada (government house) where Perón addressed his people in Plaza de Mayo, the colourful port area of La Boca and the cemetery in Recoleta where Evita is buried amid many elaborate marble mausoleums belonging to well know Argentinean families. On our last night we will enjoy an evening dinner & tango show at one of Buenos Aires best Tango houses. Enjoy fine wines & fabulous cuisine while you enjoy the passion and charm of tango.

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Pre-Trip Travel Information:
Planning for your vacation requires research and fact gathering. Please take a look at the Essentials page and the Guidebook icon located at each country home page Our mini guidebook page to each destination provides general information, facts, what to expect, weather & season facts and some helpful tips to make your trip more enjoyable.

Cancellation Policy:
CANCELLATION POLICY:

For More information, please review our Term & Conditions link
60 or more days: $150
30-60 days: $300 Advance payment cost unless deposit is higher
29–8 days: 40% of trip cost
7–0 days No refund

Client Note:
Some cruises and operators may require an additional deposit and have different cancellation policies. We will advise this at time of reservation. We strongly recommend travel insurance.


Required Deposit Per Person:
$300.00

Deposit Note:
A required deposit per person is $300.00 unless otherwise noted. The balance is due within 60 days of departure. This may vary depending on destination and requirements of our travel partners.

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