CHILE & ARGENTINA WINE & WALKING ADVENTURE

Immerse yourself in the rich culture of both Chile and Argentina while indulging in the finest wineries, restaurants, and lodges South America offers. Visit world-renowned winemakers in the Casablanca Valley, Valle de Uco, amongst others. Encounter breathtaking scenery and diverse wildlife while enjoying moderately strenuous hikes in the world-famous Andean mountains, including the famed Ski Portillo Resort, a historic training ground for elite snow skiers. When not on the mountain, stroll leisurely through the local museums, shops, and even enjoy Chilean cooking classes. Explore two of Argentina’s most stunning regions including the wide-open vineyards in Mendoza Province and Patagonian National Park, Nahuel Huapi, as you walk in the footsteps of locals. Journey around some of the most notable mountains in the world including Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas.

SUMMARY

TRIP TYPE: Adventure

ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy/Moderate

TRIP LENGTH: 12 days/11 nights

SPACES AVAILABLE: 12-24

TRIP COST: From $5,900/person

DATES

Dec. 10 – 21, 2018

Custom Dates Available

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ITINERARY

Day 1: Welcome to Santiago, Chile

  • Arrive in Santiago, Chile, Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (SCL)
  • Explore Santiago on your own
  • Welcome dinner and reception
  • Orientation
  • Overnight: Hotel San Francisco or comparable
  • Meals Included: D

Day 2 : Santiago, Chile

  • Santiago walking city tour, including: La Moneda Square, Hotel General Carrera, Cathedral Square, Paseo Ahumada, Pre-Colombian Museum, Museo de la Memoria
  • During tour, enjoy lunch at the Central Market, featuring fish and crab, then return to hotel for mingling
  • Overnight: Hotel San Francisco or comparable
  • Meals Included: B/L/D

Day 3: Casablanca Valley | El Cuadro Winery

  • Travel to Casablanca Valley
  • Full day visiting El Cuadro Winery where you will enjoy wine tastings
  • Learn about the winemaking process, create you own “assemblage” and compete in teams for first place
  • Overnight: Hotel Casablanca or comparable
  • Meals Included: B/L/D

Day 4: Valparaíso

  • Visit Nobel prize winner, Pablo Neruda’s house, La Sebastiana, UNESCO World Heritage Site: Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaíso
  • Spend time overlooking the quaint and colorful city
  • Chilean Cooking Class & Anti-tour
  • Overnight: Verso or comparable
  • Meals Included: B/L/D

Day 5: Portillo Ski Resort | Laguna del Inca

  • Arrive to Portillo Ski Resort
  • Laguna del Inca hike
  • Return to resort for dinner
  • Overnight: Portillo Ski Resort or comparable
  • Meals Included: B/L/D

Day 6: Horcones Valley

  • Drive to border crossing, winding up into the Andes Mountains
  • Drive to Horcones Valley (6,962′) for hike viewing Aconcagua (22,841′), the tallest mountain in the Americas
  • Hike to Horcones Lagoon (9,350′) to enjoy a picnic lunch
  • Transfer to hotel
  • Enjoy grilled dinner on Sarmiento Street
  • Overnight: Hotel Aconcagua or comparable
  • Meals Included: B/L/D

Day 7: Mendoza, Argentina

  • Classical walking city tour of Mendoza, including: San Martin Park, Cerro de La Gloria, and Plaza Independencia
  • Visit a historical museum, Museo del Pasado Cuyano
  • Overnight: Hotel Aconcagua or comparable
  • Meals Included: B/L/D

Day 8: Vallecitos Valley

  • Vallecitos Valley hike – begin in the Vallecitos Valley where we will take the path of mountaineers at over 9,000’
  • Enjoyable meal at San Bernardo Mountain Hut (local favorite of climbers)
  • Return back down the mountain
  • Overnight: Lares de Chacra or comparable
  • Meals Included: B/L/D

Day 9: Valle de Uco

  • Full day wine tour at famous Las Terrazas winery
  • Cooking class and luncheon
  • Enjoy another afternoon of blending your own wine and competing with other guests
  • Overnight: Lares de Chacra or comparable
  • Meals Included: B/L/D

Day 10: Buenos Aires

  • Transfer to airport to Buenos Aires
  • Transfer to hotel
  • Steak dinner in Buenos Aires – Traditional Asado
  • Overnight: Hotel Principado or comparable
  • Meals Included: B/L/D

Day 11: Buenos Aires

  • Walking city tour, including: cultural stops at Plaza de Mayo, San Telmo antique neighborhood, and Recoleta with its famous Cemetery
  • Visit the Modern South American Art museum
  • Dinner and Tango Show for Celebration Dinner
  • Overnight: Hotel Principado or comparable
  • Meals Included: B/D

Day 12: Departures

  • Transfer to airport for international departures
  • Meals Included: B

HUMAN OUTREACH PROJECT

One of World Wide Trekking’s founding principles is giving back to the places we travel. Through our sister non-profit, Human Outreach Project, we are making a difference in lives around the globe, and connecting trekkers with voluntourism opportunities in local communities.

Although we don’t have projects in this part of the world, there are always opportunities to get involved and find a meaningful way to engage with the local community. We would love to talk to you about custom voluntourism and humanitarian opportunities that you can incorporate into your WWTrek trip. The find out more, go to HumanOutreachProject.org or contact us.

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