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Chile and Argentina
12 Days / 11 Nights
Santiago, Puerto Montt, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls

Day 1 - Santiago de Chile
Upon arrival at the airport a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel. Chile, a superlative land of exotic beauty, sophisticated charm and wondrous flora and fauna. Its cosmopolitan capital of Santiago, attractive coastal resorts and islands, and the serene magnificence of the Lake District will you visit to Chile a trip to remember.
Santiago Panoramic Tour (afternoon) - The ride starts touring through the avenues of the downtown area across the beautiful Forestal Park, the Bellavista Quarter, the artistic center of Santiago, continuing to the San Cristobal Hill, a beautiful public park located on one of the spur of the Andes mountain range. A great diversity of vegetation will be seen during the ascent to the lookout of the summit on which stands the monumental 36 - meter high statue of the Virgin Inmaculada Concepcion. From here, enjoy a panoramic overview of Santiago. The tour proceeds through the mountain range to La Piramide sector with beautiful sightseeing tour to the new urban sectors. Highlights are the quarters of : Santa Marfa de Manquehue, Lo Curro and La Dehesa noted for its urban and rural blending. As the tour continues through the canyon of the Mapocho River, the stately Andes mountain range rises with beautiful sightseeing of the Arrayon village, nestled on the hill slopes. In La Ermita, the beauty of the landscape will be enhanced by the surrounding mountains and snowed peaks. Finally, Las Condes Quarter, noted for its excellent shopping centers, fine handicraft shops and boutiques.
Free evening in Santiago - Discover the city nightlife on your own or enjoy one of the many excellent restaurants featuring Chilean seafood and wine. Another option is the Bali Hai restaurant for entertainment and Chilean cuisine, a charming restaurant with a tropical island decor. Experience Chile's diverse cultural heritage as you enjoy a folkloric show with dances and colorful costumes from the Northern, Central and Southern regions as well as the exotic rhythms of Easter Island.

Day 2 - Santiago de Chile

American Breakfast at your hotel. Vineyard Concha y Toro and the Maipo Canyon (full day) - In the morning we drive to Concha y Toro, the biggest and perhaps the most important wine exporter in Chile. We shall visit the oldest of their bodegas located south of Santiago in the Maipo Valley. Founded in 1883 it sits amidst a beautiful park next to the old family mansion La Chascona, which dates back to before the turn of the century. Our visit to the vineyard includes a tour of the facilities and the historical museum. The best-known brands made by Concha y Toro are Don Melchor, Marquéz de Casa Concha and Casillero del Diablo. Afterwards we continue on to the nearby village of Pirque, where we lunch in Andean foothills scenery. In the afternoon we shall proceed up the beautiful Maipo river Valley into the Andes on to the town of San José de Maipo. San Jose is a country village laid out in the traditional chessboard grid pattern with the plaza de Armas in the center. Lots of adobe architecture lends it a colonial air. After enjoying the beauty of this typical Chilean countryside and the pure mountain air of the Andes we shall return to Santiago. Lunch is included.

Day 3 - Santiago / Puerto Montt / Puerto Varas

American Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer from hotel to airport. Flight from Santiago to Puerto Montt - Puerto Varas. Upon arrival at the airport a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel. City Tour of Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas - The tour of Puerto Montt on Reloncaví Bay includes the important city sites as well as the colorful fishermen's wharf, seafood market and crafts fair of Angelmó, an age old inspiration for both poets and artists. Continue to Puerto Varas on the shore of Lago Llanquihue from where you can see the volcanoes and lakes in all their splendor with the magnificent Andes towering behind them.
Evening is free to enjoy The City of the Roses as it has come to be called because of the tremendous variety of roses all over town. You will inevitably be drawn to stroll along the shore of Lago Llanquihue.

Day 4 - Frutillar

American Breakfast at your hotel. Tour to Frutillar - In the morning we shall set out to the lakeside town of Frutillar. Driving around the lake shore with a spectacular view of the Osorno volcano to visit Frutillar is like taking a step back in time. Frutillar is charming German style village housing a wonderful open-air museum with restored colonial homes and furnishings from the early German settlement period, as well as an operating blacksmith shop and other relics from the German pioneers who colonized the region. Throughout the summer there are various festivals of classic music organized in Frutillar. Lunch is included.

Day 5 - Lake District, Puerto Montt / Bariloche
American Breakfast at your hotel. One Day Andean Lake District Crossing (Chile to Argentina) - As this journey begins admire the unforgettable, unspoiled natural beauty of the area. Travel by bus from Puerto Montt or Puerto Varas to Petrohué, skirting Lake LLanquihue and passing by Ensenada and Petrohué River falls. Enjoy a pleasant two-hour launch trip as you cross the calm, emerald green waters of Lake Todos Los Santos, also known as Lake Emerald for the deep green color of its waters. From the boat admire the Osorno volcano, El Tronador and Puntiagudo Andean Peaks. We disembark at Peulla near the Argentine border. Enjoy a leisurely walk among lush vegetation and visit La Novia Falls.
Continue by bus through this incredible region, crossing the border to Argentina. After you are finished with Argentine Police and Custom formalities, board a launch for a short ride over Lake Frías to Puerto Alegre. Proceed with a short bus ride to Puerto Blest. Traverse the crystalline blue waters of Lake Nahuel Huapi passing Victoria Island before arriving at Puerto Pañuelo pier. Late afternoon arrival at your hotel in Bariloche. (Operates daily except Sundays, from September 1 to March 31.)

Day 6 - Bariloche

American Breakfast at your hotel. Circuito Chico and Panoramic View - Enjoy the charming view as you drive along the road bordering lake Nahuel Huapi. Continue to Campanario Hill, where a cable car will take you to the bleeder located at the summit of the hill. Enjoy a complete overview of Nahuel Huapi Lake, the mountain peaks of the Andean range and the city. Then drive toward the San Pedro and Llao Llao Peninsulas. Visit San Eduardo Chapel and view the Llao Llao Hotel & Resort and Puerto Pañuelo, the departure point of most Lake Excursions. Cross the bridge that connects Nahuel Huapi Lake and Moreno Lake and proceed to Bahía López. Enjoy a breathtaking view of Nahuel Huapi Lake from the Panoramic Point, a natural balcony facing Moreno Lake. The scenery of Nahuel Huapi National Park is made of a unique mountain and glacier landscape that will remain in your memory long after your return home. Afternoon is free for optional excursions or to walk around Bariloche, famous for its chocolate and pastry shops.

Day 7- Bariloche / Buenos Aires
American Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer from hotel to airport. Flight from Bariloche to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival at the airport a host will meet and assist you in transferring to the hotel and in registering. Buenos Aires is the most elegant and cosmopolitan city of South America. One is fascinated by the atmosphere and the individual personality of each of its neighborhoods. Tango Show with Dinner.

Day 8 - Buenos Aires
American Breakfast at your hotel. Buenos Aires City Tour - In this tour of Argentina's cultural and political capital, you will get a sampling glimpse of the diverse districts that make up this grand city. Visit the colorful "Boca" district and the elegant North Quarter and Palermo Park. See the government "Casa Rosada" - pink house, the Colon Theater, May Square and drive down the famous 9th of July Avenue.

Day 9 - Buenos Aires
American Breakfast at your hotel. Full Day Estancia Excursion and Gaucho Show (Fiesta Gaucha) - In today's excursion you get the chance to learn about and admire the traditional dances, songs and meals of the Gaucho (Argentinean Cowboy) by taking part in a real Gaucho Festival. The party is held at a beautiful estancia, is an old ranch situated on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. Lunch at the ranch.

Day 10 - Buenos Aires / Iguassu Falls
American Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer from hotel to the airport for departure. Flight form Buenos Aires to Puerto Iguazu.
Iguazu Falls - The most spectacular falls in the world. The Iguazu river throws an average of 1700 cubic meters of water per second from 210 feet high alone 275 falls spread in a half moon shape width 4.32 miles. Most of the falls are in the Argentine side, but in order to get a good view the visitor must cross to the Brazilian side for a few hours at least. You can also have a close look to the flora and fauna walking through the Argentine catwalks in between the falls at the lower level or upper level, discovering the amazing varieties of ferns, begonias, orchids, birds, and butterflies. Guided excursion of the Argentinean side of Iguazu Falls - This tour will introduce you to one of the wonders of the world: the Iguazu falls. Visit to the Argentina side falls. They are located inside Iguazu National Park, one of the first protected natural areas in America, declared Natural Patrimony of Humankind by Unesco. We will walk through the Inferior and Superior paths admiring the breathtaking 275 cascades, which spread across a gulf of nearly 2 miles and pour past lush tropical vines as they crash into the waters below. After the walk the will drive to Puerto Canoas and take a boat ride to the Devil's throat observation deck to enjoy the most impressive view of the very heart of the falls.
Nautical Adventure Boat Excursion - Boat excursion to the Argentinean and Brazilian side of the Falls, to admire the falls from the bottom. Take a short walk down from the Inferior Path to board your speedboat to San Martin Island. You will have a view of the Brazilian side of the falls, navigate along the island shore for a view of the Argentine side of the falls.

Day 11 - Iguassu Falls
American Breakfast at your hotel. Today we will visit San Ignacio, the most important archaeological complex of Jesuits ruins, a Unesco World Heritage Site. This tour will take you back in time to the 17th century when the Catholic priests decided to convert the guarani Indians to Christianity and started their settlements in the jungle. We will see the imposing remains of the temple, the main square and the Indian houses that surround it. We will admire their urban layout and the artistic works of the Indians. Return to the hotel. On the way back we will visit Minas de Wanda, a semi precious stone mine. We will also view typical plantations of tea and "yerba mate". Lunch is included.

Day 12 - Iguassu Falls / Home
American Breakfast at your hotel. Guided tour of the Brazil side of Iguassu Falls - As the Das Cataratas Hotel is conveniently inside the Iguassu National Park property, you will go in a guided walking tour of the falls, considered to be one of the wonders of the world - Here you will see the waters of the Paraná River plunge in 32 separate falls over a 200 foot precipice two and a half miles wide. These colossal waterfalls make the Niagara look like a tiny stream. For those staying at a different one, transfers to and from the falls are included. Transfer from hotel to the airport for departure.

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Santiago De Chile Plaza San Francisco
Puerto Montt-Puerto Varas Cabanas Del Lago in Puerto Varas
Bariloche Edelweiss or Llao Llao
Buenos Aires Plaza Marriott
Iguazu Falls Das Cataratas on the Brazilian side
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