A Taste of South America
Day 1Welcome to Buenos Aires! Your first event in Argentina is an introductory city tour followed by a special invitation to a Tango dance and dinner show.
Day 2Argentina is all about the perfect beef meal while on location at an authentic Estancia (Ranch), where you will meet a local chef and learn the secrets and techniques to perfect an Argentinian meal. When lunch is finished, enjoy a horse show featuring some of the most beautiful horses in the world. How about a horseback riding trip through the vines for an afternoon adventure? If riding is not your flare, stroll a waterfront neighborhood where you can shop the specialty stores and boutiques. While strolling, window shop for a perfect evening dinner stop.
Day 3Recoleta is a fashionable, upscale neighborhood lined with cafés, boutiques and art galleries. Enjoy a casual morning before a flight to Mendoza and your wine country hotel. A welcome wine tasting and dinner will be held at a famous local winery.
Day 4Mendoza is all about tasting Malbec wines. Your day will include lunch and a winery tour that takes you through the winemaking process from grape to glass.
Day 5The majority of all award-winning Argentina wines come from the Mendoza wine region. Today you will taste the wines in the upper Mendoza River and Uco Valley. It will be a full day of food, fun and wine education. Dinner will also be an extravagant affair, taking place at a prestigious winery with an American story to be told.
Day 6Its off to Santiago, Chile today. Santiago is a beautiful Spanish city at the base of the Andes. The sites begin with a tour around town and end at San Cristobal, with spectacular views of the prosperous city at sunset. Tonight you will enjoy a wine tasting and a wonderful Basque dinner at a popular Santiago restaurant.
Day 7Chilean wine country is easily accessed from Santiago. Maipo Valley has full body, rich Cabernets to enjoy under the brilliant Chilean sun. The lime and chalk soils in the region add interest to the regional aroma. Consider Chilean Seabass for an entrée selection this evening.
Day 8The coastline of Chile is not to be missed. The colorful seaport city of Valparaiso, is a fabulous setting for sipping the wonderful wines of Casablanca. An afternoon strolling and trinket shopping is very peaceful. Dining choices are numerous for your evening.
Day 9On your way to Vina del Mar, the sister city of Valparaiso, you will stop and do more tasting in the Casablanca wine region. Vina del Mar is a place to be seen in Chile. Watch carefully you may see a starlette. This evening, you will have a winemakers dinner in an Aconcagua wine estate.
Day 10En route to Santiago, you will stop at El Morado National Park where you can hike or walk to see the natural wonders of the park, nestled at the base of the Andes. See the mineral springs of Aquas Panimavides and the beauty of San Francisco Glacier. All of this fresh air will make for a hearty appetite, so be ready for a picnic when you stop. Keep your camera ready!
Day 11Meet your guide in the afternoon for your departure to the airport, where you will begin your journey home. Or continue your wine vacation by adding an extension to your trip.