Bariloche, Mendoza, Buenos Aires, Santiago Tour

“Culture and Adventure in Chile and Argentina!!!”

Tour duration: 12 nights

Prices from: US$2480 per person

Tour code: 107GTSD

Overview

107GTSD copyArgentina shares the bulk of the Southern Cone with its neighbour Chile. The country has its roots in Spanish colonization of the region during the 16th century. Argentina has the second largest economy in South America and it is also a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, World Trade Organization, Mercosur, Union of South American Nations, Community of Latin American and Caribbean States and the Organization of Ibero-American States. Argentina is characterized by its cultural offerings and its ample and varied natural assets.

Chile is occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. The arid Atacama Desert in northern Chile contains great mineral wealth, principally copper. The Southern Chile is rich in forests and grazing lands, and features a string of volcanoes and lakes. The southern coast is a labyrinth of fjords, inlets, canals, twisting peninsulas, and islands. Chile is today one of South America’s most stable and prosperous nations. It leads Latin American nations in rankings of human development, competitiveness, income per capita, globalization, peace, economic, and low perception of corruption.
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Itinerary

Day
1

- AIRPORT PICK UP

On arrival at Mendoza, you will be assisted and transferred to your Hotel. Overnight in Mendoza.
FREE NIGHT

2

- MENDOZA

 City Tour:
After breakfast you will visit Mendoza seeing places such as: Foundational Area, Alameda, Municipal Aquarium, Ruins of San Francisco and The General San Martin Park which is one of the most important and impressive urban green spaces. The city is located in the northern-central part of the province, in a region of foothills and high plains, on the eastern side of the Andes. The city is a frequent stopover for climbers on their way to Aconcagua and also for adventure travelers interested in mountaineering, hiking, horseback riding, rafting, and other sports. Mendoza is one of nine cities worldwide in the network of Great Capitals of Wine, and the city is an emerging enotourism (Wine tourism) destination and base for exploring the region’s hundreds of wineries located along the Argentina Wine Route. After, you will see the Rose Garden, Lake Regatta, Cerro de la Gloria, Independencia Plaza and Civic Center.

Visit to Bodega with wine tasting:
In the afternoon, you will walk through vineyards. There, you will be able to testify to the effort to transform the desert characteristic of the province in an important oasis. Afterwards, you will see different irrigation techniques applied from the earliest settlers to the present. You will understand the wine culture that will be explained by experts. Return to your Hotel. Overnight in Mendoza. Free Night.
Meals: Breakfast

3

- SANTIAGO

After breakfast you will be transferred to the Bus Station.
On arrival in Santiago, you will be assisted and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Santiago. Free Night.
Meals: Breakfast

4

- SANTIAGO CITY TOUR

After breakfast, you will do a half day Santiago city tour. The journey will start at the historic-colonial downtown area, and passing by: Main Square, Cathedral, Government Palace, Santa Lucia hill. Afterwards, you will be able to enjoy the bohemian, artistic, culinary Lastarria and Bellavista neighborhoods. Continuing, you will be en route towards the eastern sector of the capital, main financial City Centre, surrounded by major hotels, designer boutiques, restaurants and chic open air cafes. Return to the hotel. Overnight in Santiago. Free Night.
Meals: Breakfast

5

- PUERTO VARGAS

After breakfast you will be transferred to the Airport.
On arrival in Puerto Vargas, you will be assisted and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Puerto Vargas.
Free Night.
Meals: Breakfast

6

- OSORNO VOLCANO TOUR

After breakfast, you will discover the Osorno Volcano. The volcano is a 2,652m tall conical lying between Osorno Province and Llanquihue Province. It is known as a symbol of the local landscape, and is noted for its similar appearance to Mount Fuji. Osorno is one of the most active volcanoes of the southern Chilean Andes, with 11 historical eruptions recorded between 1575 and 1869. The basalt and andesite lava flows generated during these eruptions reached both Llanquihue and Todos los Santos Lakes. After, you will visit the Saltos del Petroleum. It’s a waterfall in the upper region of Petrohué River. The waterfall is supported by basaltic lava (andesite) stemming from the Osorno Volcano that sits in between Todos los Santos and Llanquihue Lake and provides an interesting background for pictures. The average water flow of these falls is of 270 m3 per second, but it can be much larger during the rainy season when the surface Lake level rises by up to 3 meters. Finishing your tour, you will navigate through the Lake Todos los Santos to Peulla. Return to your Hotel. Overnight in Peulla. Free Night.
Meals: Breakfast

7

- ARGENTINA - CHILE

After breakfast, you will cross the border between Chile-Argentina. The tour starts on Puerto Frias, passing by Lake Frias. The lake has an oval shape and East and west margins are formed by very steep rock walls partly covered by vegetation that plunge into the waters, giving the Cold Lake looks like a fjord. The lake is fed by several streams that provide water from snowmelt and rainfall produced in the area; the main one is the Cold Stream, which brings water from melting glaciers of Tronador . In its northern margin Lake Frías download the river that flows into the Lake Nahuel Huapi in vicinities of Puerto Blest. You will stop at the Lake Nahuel Huapi to admire the landscape and have a quick rest. Return to your hotel. Overnight in Bariloche. Free Night.
Meals: Breakfast

8

- BARILOCHE CITY TOUR

After breakfast, your journey starts in Bariloche at Av. Bustillo. The road is paved, winding and bordering Lake Nahuel Huapi and km. 8 from the centre is Playa Bonita. Afterwards, you are going through different landscapes until arrival at the foot of Cerro Campanario. Continuing your trip, we will go to peninsula of San Pedro, and reach the Llao Llao Peninsula, hence the great Hotel Llao Llao, the San Eduardo Chapel, and architectural treasures of the region, on Lake Nahuel Huapi: Puerto scarf. Then, we will visit the golf courses, Angostura Bridge over the river (that has the same name) which connects Moreno, Nahuel Huapi Lake and Bahía López. Later, you will reach the Panoramic Point, which is a natural balcony overlooking Moreno Lake and Llao Llao Peninsula. The bridge over Lake Moreno in its narrowness crosses the Laguna El Trebol borders. Overnight in Bariloche. Free Night.
Meals: Breakfast

9

- FREE DAY

After breakfast, you will have a Free day for shopping and Explore Bariloche.
Meals: Breakfast


Optional:
TRONADOR HILL AND SALTILLO NALCAS:
Your tour will start at 9:00 am. Our guide will lead you into the border to the south Gutierrez and Mascardi Lakes. We’ll continue a few miles by bus to get to a stream. Then, you will walk of about 30 minutes. After crossing the forest, we will walk until a cliff from where you can see the break The Nalcas. There you can see a breaking low water by a stone wall about 50 meters. Also, there you will be able to see Saltillo Nalco, large leaves that grow up more than one meter in diameter. Continuing our tour, we’ll do a stop for lunch and then continue to the Mirador Black snowdrift. The arrival at the hotel is around 18:00.
Note: From September to November the Lake is full, there is plenty of water.
From December to April, the waterfall looks like  brushstrokes.
From May to October, the tour is controlled by the state of the trails.

10

- BUENOS AIRES

After breakfast, you will be transferred from your Hotel to the Airport.
On arrival to Buenos Aires, you’ll be assisted and transferred to your Hotel. Overnight in Buenos Aires. Free Night
Meals: Breakfast

11

- BUENOS AIRES CITY TOUR

Your tour starts at Avenida 9 de Julio, passing by Teatro Colon (the most important Teatro Lirico of Argentina), and Obelisco. Then, we’ll go to the Ave. De Mayo until the building of the National Congress in the Plaza de Mayo, the Cathedral, the Government House and the Cabildo (Buenos Aires civic centre). Continuing the journey, we will get ahead of the South’s area and the traditional San Telmo Don tango. After, we will know the colorful La Boca and Caminito Street Museum. Going to the northern suburbs, we will start knowing Puerto Madero, Retiro and the exclusive residential area of Palermo. Finishing your journey, our guide will show you the elegant cafés and restaurants in the Recoleta’s neighborhood. Overnight in Buenos Aires
Free Night.
Meals: Breakfast

12

- ESTANCIA FIESTA GAUCHA

After breakfast, you will visit the Argentine Pampas. This area is known for the unique wildlife of the different terrains around it. Some of this wildlife includes the rhea, the pampas deer, several species ofarmadillos, the pampas fox, the white-eared opossum, the elegant crested tinamou, and several other species. Stop for lunch at the traditional Gaucho Restaurant. Gaucho is a word with several meanings. In its historical sense a gaucho was a mestizo who inhabited Argentina, Uruguay and Rio Grande do Sulin Brazil on 18th Century. Today, in Argentina and Uruguay, a gaucho means a country person, experienced in traditional cattle ranching work. The gaucho is a national symbol in both Argentina and Uruguay. Gauchos became greatly admired and renowned in legends, folklore and in literature and became an important part of their regional cultural tradition. After lumch, you wil be transferred to your Hotel. Overnight in Buenos Aires. Free Night
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

13

- GOING BACK HOME

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Airport.
Meals: Breakfast

End of our service

Inclusions

Included:
• Return transfer to and from Airport
• Accommodation as mentioned in the program
• Meals as described
• Tours and activities as described
• Park entree

Not Included:
• Drinks and food not mentioned in the program
• Phone calls, laundry service, personal insurance
• Tips, visas and extras

Dates

DatePriceAvailability
Daily departuresUS$2480

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