Experience the lifestyle in the Valles Calchaquies

5 Days / 4 Nights

OVERVIEW

Overview

Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Puerto Varas & Santiago

ITINERARY

Itinerary

Lake region: Argentina & Chile fixed departure 2021 11 Days / 10 Nights

Transfer in from airport to hotel in Buenos Aires, with guide.

 

Overnight in Buenos Aires at Loi Suites Esmeralda Studio

Optional upgrade: Overnight at Argenta Tower Studio

Meals included: None

Breakfast.

BUENOS AIRES CITY TOUR WITH LUNCH SIB basis with bilingual guide (Spanish & English) - Drinks not included

Duration: 4 hrs approx. Hightlights: Recoleta - Palermo - Plaza de Mayo - Puerto Madero - San Telmo - La Boca

This is the perfect tour to discover the charm of Argentina's capital, from the chic districts of Recoleta and Palermo, to historic Plaza de Mayo, and architectural icons such as the Colon opera house, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the palace of Congress. The program finishes in old town San Telmo, home of the city's aristocracy until the late 19th century; Caminito street, in La Boca, the colorful shelter for Italian immigrants by the Riachuelo, and the young thriving restaurant scene at the Puerto Madero waterfront.

*Kindly note that the return after the lunch is not included.

DINNER AND TANGO SHOW AT ALJIBE TANGO WITH ROUND TRIP TRANSFERS

2 - 2.30 hours duration - Shared Services. Beverages included.

Famous for its amazing nightlife and for being the land of Carlos Gardel, Buenos Aires countless gastronomic and artistic options. Tango portrays the 'Queen of the River Plate' ('Reina del Plata'). We will enjoy an unforgettable night, surrender to the magic of this city that never sleeps and to the charm of this overwhelming and sanguine music —main protagonist of the night— while enjoying the best of its varied gastronomic offer. This typical early 20th century house is an ideal stage for a unique show: 15 artists, one tango orchestras, a folk music group, dancers and singer.

Overnight in Buenos Aires at Loi Suites Esmeralda Studio

Optional upgrade: Overnight at Argenta Tower Studio

Meals included: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Breakfast. Free day to explore Buenos Aires at your own pace.

OPTIONAL WITH EXTRA COST:

A DAY AT THE PAMPAS: FULL DAY GAUCHA AT SANTA SUSANA RANCH - (Minimum 02 passengers)

Duration: 8 hs approx. - Shared Services with guide, round trip transfers and beverages included.

Home to the gaucho, the humid pampa is one of the most fertile natural prairies in the world and is famous for its production of beef and cereals. Only a few kilometers away from the City of Buenos Aires, in a natural environment with beautiful landscapes, we will be honored with their typical national asado, empanadas, and excellent Argentinian wines. The wild smell of the countryside will invite us to break away from routine and discover a charming hundred-year-old rural tradition in the midst of the XXI century. Folk songs and dances, equestrian activities, and unbeatable shows of traditional gaucho skills, such as ring races, cuadreras (horse races), entrevero de tropillas (horse games): let’s live the traditional lifestyle of Argentinian ranches through the gaucho, the greatest symbol of these lands.

Note:

  • Pick up from hotels
  • Drop off is not back to hotels but in different stops: Puente de la Mujer (Puerto Madero) // Galerías Pacifico Shopping // Av Santa Fe y 9 de Julio // Juncal y Cerrito // Obelisco // Colon Theatre // Irigoyen y Lima.

Overnight in Buenos Aires at Loi Suites Esmeralda Studio

Optional upgrade: Overnight at Argenta Tower Studio

Meals included: breakfast (& lunch when booking the optional full day)

Breakfast.

 

Transfer out from hotel in downtown to domestic airport with guide.

Suggested flight: AR1873 AEP/BRC Departure 1200 – Arrival 1345 – not included

Transfer in from Bariloche airport to hotel with guide.

 

Overnight in Bariloche at Villa Huinid Pioneros (km 2.6) Classic

Optional upgrade: Overnight in Bariloche at Cacique Inacayal Lake & Spa Hotel Standard

 

  • Meals included: breakfast

Breakfast.

 

 

 

HD SMALL CIRCUIT – CERRO CAMPANARIO FEE INCLUDED

Duration: 4 hrs approx. - Shared Service with English speaking guide                                                                                                                

To admire Bariloche in its greatest splendor, we will drive along the shore of Lake Nahuel Huapi on Bustillo Ave. until reaching Playa Bonita, with its beautiful view of Huemul Island. We will reach Campanario Hill and appreciate one of the most beautiful views: Lakes Nahuel Huapi and Perito Moreno, San Pedro Peninsula, Victoria island, Otto, López, Goye and Catedral hills, and downtown Bariloche. At Llao-Llao, we will observe San Eduardo Chapel, and Pañuelo Port, on Nahuel Huapi. We will cross the bridge over lake Moreno and, on our way back, we will skirt lakes El Trúbol and Nahuel Huapi until reaching Bustillo Ave.

 

Overnight in Bariloche at Villa Huinid Pioneros (km 2.6) Classic

Optional upgrade: Overnight in Bariloche at Cacique Inacayal Lake & Spa Hotel Standard

 

  • Meals included: breakfast

Breakfast. Free day for exploring Calafate at your own pace.

 

OPTIONAL WITH EXTRA COST:

Full Day Victoria Island and Arrayanes Forest navigation – Fee included (minimum 02 passengers)

Duration: 8-9 hs approx. Shared service with Spanish speaking guide

Behind the steep cliffs, Victoria island treasures a wide range of animals and plants and valuable cave paintings in barely 30 square kilometers. After sailing 11 km, from Bariloche's San Carlos harbor or Llao Llao's Puerto Pañuelo, the boat arrives to the island where the group may enjoy a walk through the green conifer nursery. On the boat again, the itinerary continues to Quetrihue peninsula, to find the famous cinnamon-colored arrayan forest and its popular wood cabin. This unique area dominated by beautiful trees was declared Natural Monument and inspired Walt Disney to sketch the classic animated film Bambi.

 

Overnight in Bariloche at Villa Huinid Pioneros (km 2.6) Classic

Optional upgrade: Overnight in Bariloche at Cacique Inacayal Lake & Spa Hotel Standard

 

  • Meals included: breakfast

Breakfast.

 

Full Day Lake Crossing - with guide

Duration: 1 day

Near Bariloche, at Pañuelo port, we will board a catamaran and navigate the Blest branch of Nahuel Huapi lake. After visiting Los Cántaros cascade, we will enjoy lunch at Peulla lodging house and then take a bus to Alegre port. We will border Frías lake and enjoy the view of Tronador hill. We will arrive at Frías port, and take a bus through the Andean lush vegetation, and reach Peulla, the Chilean immigration office. We will board a catamaran again and sail the Todos los Santos lake, admiring the Puntiagudo hill and impressive Osorno volcano. We will then take a bus to visit Saltos del Petrohué. Driving by Llanquihue lake, we will finally arrive at Varas and Montt ports.

 

Overnight in Puerto Varas at Park Inn hotel

Optional Upgrade: Overnight in Puerto Varas at Bellavista hotel

 

  • Meals included: breakfast and lunch.

Breakfast. Free day for exploring Puerto Varas.

 

OPTIONAL WITH EXTRA COST:

HD LLANQUIHUE & FRUTILLAR

We start our trip to Frutillar, first visiting the Llanquihue city, famous for their sausages, and it is where Maullin River begins, and this area is part of the ancient Route of Settlers. We will continue along the Llanquihue Lake to the Frutillar city. This city is a beautiful village that recalls the old Bavaria, from there were the first settlers who arrived to this area. The city started in 1856 as a boarding pier, soon appeared tanneries, mills, breweries, etc. We will walk around its beautiful old houses of German style, admiring the gardens and incomparable views of the Osorno and Puntiagudo volcanoes. As an option, passengers can go to the German Colonial Museum which portrays the life of the settlers, and at the lake shore, observe the Teatro del Lago (Lake Theatre) where each year is presented the famous Frutillar Musical Week, this is a Summer Festival, presents classic music from Chile and abroad that offers each year, approximately 40 concerts.

 

OPTIONAL WITH EXTRA COST:

H/D CITY TOUR PUERTO MONTT & PUERTO VARAS (SIB)

(Minimum 02 passengers)

We’ll begin the tour from the lovely city of Puerto Varas, also known as “The City of Roses”, with a stop on the lake shore road to appreciate the view of the city from the bay and the "Aurora" sculpture with Llanquihue Lake background. We get to see many of the Attractions of here; the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church built during the year of 1915 to 1918, Baroque Style it’s an exact replica of a church in Black Forest, Germany, from there came some of the first settlers since 1852, The Old Neighbourhood. After that we will go to the downtown by the shore of the beautiful Llanquihue Lake and depending on weather we will see the Osorno Volcano with itis ice melting that enhance the water level of the Llanquihue Lake. The tour continues going to the Route of Settlers passing by Alerce village and accessing the Puerto Montt city visiting the highest place in Puerto Montt city, where we will see the most beautiful view of the city, the ocean and Tenglo Island From there we’ll go to the German Monument located in the Main Square, the waterfront pier and the Cathedral, enjoying during the visit the German influence in the architecture of the houses, garden and buildings, and the mix of both cultures. Later we continue going to Angelmó, famous in Chile, because it has many Hand Crafts and Gifts shops, and of course the City Central Market, where we can see how it works one of the principal economic activities, the fishing and sea food, that gets there fresh from the boats to the buyers. Also here we have typical cooking places, basically are restaurants where you can find sea food, fishes and other delicious specialities of the Chilean cuisine.

 

OPTIONAL WITH EXTRA COST:

FD CHILOE (SIB) - (Minimum 02 passengers)

 

Overnight in Puerto Varas at Park Inn hotel

Optional Upgrade: Overnight in Puerto Varas at Bellavista hotel

 

Meals included: breakfast

Breakfast.

 

Transfer out from hotel to the airport in Puerto Montt to board your flight to Santiago.

Suggested flight LA280 PMC/SCL Departure 1130 – Arrival 1310 – not included

Meeting at the airport and transfer to your Hotel in Santiago.

 

Overnight at Santiago

  • Meals included: breakfast

Breakfast. Day to explore Santiago.

 

HD CITY TOUR + SANTA LUCIA HILL (SIB)

 (Minimum 02 passengers)

Santiago is a cosmopolitan city that blends tradition with modernity. We will show you the origins of our city and landmarks such as Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the Post Office and the Municipality of Santiago. The tour will continue to the Government Palace and we will have the chance to walk through some of the most traditional streets and neighborhoods. Later we will go towards the east, where we’ll see modern buildings and how they have transformed the city.

 

OPTIONAL WITH EXTRA COST:

F/D VIÑA DEL MAR + VALPARAISO (SIB) -  (Minimum 02 passengers)

Departing from downtown Santiago you head toward the coast, located just 120 kilometers / 75 miles from Santiago, crossing the fertile Curacaví and Casablanca Valleys, with their beautiful vineyards, fruit tree farms, and forest reserves. En route you will visit two major cities of the country: Viña del Mar, Chile's main seaside town and Valparaíso, a port city founded in the sixteenth century and declared as "World Heritage Site by UNESCO."

The tour also includes a scenic tour through National Congress, Parque O'Higgins, Parque Italia, Plaza de la Victoria, Plaza Sotomayor and "Muelle Prat Wharf located at the port itself in Valparaiso. Then visit the Museum of the famous Chilean poet, writer and Nobel Prize Literature winner (1971) Pablo Neruda La Sebastiana House-Museum. La Sebastiana was a fantasy place by Pablo Neruda wanted to run to and away from the hectic and busy pace of Santiago. “I feel the tiredness of Santiago. I want to find in Valparaiso a little house to live and write quietly. It must have some conditions…” This was how Pablo Neruda put it in 1959 to his friends Sara Vial and Marie Martner. The house became a reality and now houses a collections of old maps, seascapes and other paintings. There are many other relics from the port and other curios such as music boxes and an old horse carved in wood. You will visit the elevators – cable cars that take you to the peaks around Valparaiso with amazing look outs – miradores – offering views of the city. Cerro Alegre-Cerro Conception, Sotomayor Square, Naval Heroes Monument, and Paseo 21 de Mayo at Cerro Playa Ancha are just a few sites you will see. Vina del Mar, also known as "the Garden City", has 300,000 inhabitants and is the country's main beach resort. Located next to the Port of Valparaiso, it has a good selection of restaurants, a casino, cafes and discotheques and shops. Past and present intermingle in this bustling tourist center. Here, you will visit the "Flowers Clock", "Quinta Vergara", "Muelle Vergara" and "the casino", before your guide takes you for a drive along the coast to Reñaca Beach.

 

OPTIONAL WITH EXTRA COST:

F/D VALPARAISO & CASAS DEL BOSQUE + LUNCH (SIB) (Minimum 02 passengers)

Our journey will depart from Santiago to the coast located 120 kilometers from Santiago, passing through the fertile valleys "Curacaví and Casablanca", its vineyards, fruit plantations and forest reserves. During the route, you will visit "Valparaíso", a port city founded in the 16th century and declared a "World Heritage Site by UNESCO".

The tour includes a panoramic tour of the emblematic places of Valparaíso, such as "National Congress", "Park O'Higgins", "Park Italy", "Victoria Square", "Plaza Sotomayor" and pier "Prat" located in the same Port .

Then, you will walk through the wonderful viewpoints "Atkinson" and "Gervasoni" located in the most important hills of Valparaíso, "Cerro Alegre" and "Cerro Concepción". In addition, it will use its old and picturesque cable cars, which are still connecting this city.

Finally, you will visit the "Casas del Bosque Vineyard". Its history began many years ago from its main manager, Juan Cúneo Solari, son of Italian immigrants, who lived with the hope of having their own vineyards to be able to elaborate wines of the highest quality. Finally, in 1993, in Casablanca Valley, the "Viña Casa del Bosque" was established, being one of the first vineyards to take advantage of this area.

The tour will start with a film of "Casablanca Valley" and "Winemaking Process". Then, you will go to the winery where you can taste 4 types of wine. Return to Santiago.

 

Overnight in Santiago

  • Meals included: breakfast

Breakfast.

At proper time you will be transferred to Airport in Santiago to take your international flight.

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