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Wine & Gourmet Through South America

A PRIVATE CULINARY JOURNEY THROUGH ARGENTINA & CHILE Please call 833-3EXOTIC for pricing and more information

Our elegant journey with a culinary focus is a first-class delight! Experience passionate Buenos Aires, wander through the vineyards of Mendoza and the Millahue Valley, explore Santiago and indulge in restful peace in the Patagonian Lake District. Enjoy luscious dishes and dwell in impressive and unique accommodationsDay 1          Buenos Aires

Day 1 Buenos Aires Upon arrival, you will be met and privately transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, discover the city’s most important sights, including the districts of San Telmo, La Boca and Recoleta. For dinner relish a delicious steak in Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires’ hippest harbor area. Alternatively, you have the option to dine in the fine Rojo Tango and experience the best tango in the city. (D)

Day 2          Buenos Aires The idyllic Argentine pampa is characterized by cowboys and livestock farming. Delve into the rural life during a visit to the oldest and most stylish Estancia, La Bamba de Areco. (B)

Day 3          Buenos Aires ~ Mendoza After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Mendoza. Drive to the Cavas Wine Lodge, one of the most elegant accommodations in Argentina. The nearby wineries produce first-class wines, the perfect complement to the excellent cuisine of the lodge. (B)

Day 4          Mendoza On a full-day excursion to selected wineries in the Luján de Cuyo region, you will experience the production of premium wines first-hand. After a wonderful lunch at one of the wineries, you head back to have dinner at the Cavas Wine Lodge. (B,L,D)

Day 5          Mendoza Day at leisure. Today, you may treat yourself to a massage in the spa area or choose one of the other offered activities. Enjoy a good Sauvignon Blanc in the shade of a pergola, combined with a taste of the delicious organic dishes. (B)

Day 6          Mendoza ~ Santiago de Chile After lunch, head to the airport for the short flight to Santiago de Chile. You will be met and privately transferred to the alluring Hotel Singular in the charming neighborhood of Lastarria. At Boragó, one of 50 best restaurants in the world, you will enjoy an exquisite dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 7          Santiago de Chile An excursion to the city's main attractions will take you to the city center, to the bohemian district Bellavista and up to the San Cristóbal hill with its stunning views over the city. Afterwards the chef of El Galeón welcomes you for a private cooking lesson; what you have prepared is then happily consumed together. The afternoon is free for you to explore Santiago independently. (B,L)

Day 8          Santiago ~ Millahue Valley Transfer to the fantastic Viña Vik Millahue Lodge in the marvelous Millahue Valley. Lying in between the vineyards the hotel looks a piece of art and is famous for its extraordinary cuisine. (B,L,D)

Day 9          Millahue Valley Today choose from numerous activities such as wine tasting, horseback riding, mountain biking or hiking. (B,L,D)

Day 10          Millahue Valley ~ Temuco ~ Pucón Return to Santiago and fly to Temuco. Drive to the Hotel andBeyond Vira Vira in Pucón, a calm retreat for nature lovers. The meals are in a class of their own, prepared with local  ingredients from the hotel’s own beautiful vegetable garden and the local dairy farm.(B,L,D)

Days 11-12      Pucón Vira Vira's extensive activities program offers numerous options for your leisure time. The excursions include hiking, rafting and snowshoeing. (B,L,D)

Day 13           Pucón ~ Puerto Varas Transfer to the picturesque city of Puerto Varas. On the way, you will visit Frutillar, a charming seaside village on the shores of Llanquihue Lake, and taste the best apple strudel in this region, which is comprised of many German immigrants. Overnight at Hotel Cumbres that provides beautiful views and an exemplary service.(B)

Day 14          Puerto Varas ~ Bariloche It's time to cross the Andes and return to Argentina! On a catamaran you will cross the Andes (on shared basis) sailing from Puerto Varas to Bariloche along the Lakes Todos Los Santos, Frías and Nahuel Huapi. Overnight and dinner at the iconic Llao Llao Hotel & Resort, located on a hill between crystal clear lakes. (B,D)

Day 15          Bariloche Excursion to Bariloche to take a walk through the woods then drive to the Campario Hills with its incredible views and savor a gourmet picnic surrounded by nature. Dinner at Llao Llao is a true culinary delight. (B,L,D)

Day 16          Departure After breakfast, depart via private transfer for Bariloche airport for your onward flight. (B)