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Sample Itinerary - REF SOUTH AMERICA 133

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Day 1: Santiago

Welcome to Chile. You will be collected from the airport and transferred to your Hotel. The rest of today is free at your leisure.

Day 2: Santiago

Today shared city tour starts off by visiting the Santa Lucía Hill. After a quick visit to its top, descend to visit the Lastarria Area, a recently renovated area which houses cute cafés, restaurants and museums worth. From here, we visit the La Moneda Palace, nowadays the neoclassical style government palace. A few blocks away, walk along Paseo Ahumada until reaching Plaza de Armas. A little further, cross the Mapocho River and head straight towards the Bellavista Neighborhood, core of the night and artistic life. From here, ascend the San Cristóbal Hill, where the famous Virgin Mary statue overlooks the city. Enjoy a panoramic view of the city with the majestic Andes in the background. Conclude at the Los Dominicos handicraft village in Las Condes, close to the Andes mountainside.

Day 3: Santiago

Free days at your leisure.

Day 4: Santiago

Full Day Excursion - Magic Casablanca We leave the hotel toward Casablanca and San Antonio Valleys (1 hour from Santiago), one of the best white wine regions of Chile, located in the Valley Coastal Region of Valparaíso. We visit two of the prominent vineyards in the area, where we taste some of their best wines and learn about the process of wine making. After the tour and tasting, a delicious lunch at the restaurant Equilibrio awaits us right next to a small lagoon. After lunch, we enjoy surroundings of Matetic Valley.

Day 5: Santiago

Viña Matetic Programme: • Outdoor guided excursion (horseback riding, cycling, trekking or driving tour in van). • Special lunch at La Casona with mini dishes paired with our main Premium and Ultra-Premium wines. • Tour at the wine cellar and tasting of 4 Ultra-Premium wine from our EQ line. • Mini course, “How to make your own pisco sour and afternoon cocktail”. • Dinner menu with half bottle of red or white Corralillo wine.

Day 6: Santiago - Buenos Aires

After breakfast, we will collect you from Matetic Vineyard and transfer you to the airport for your onward flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of today is free at your leisure.

Day 7: Buenos Aires

Shared full day city tour - The first stop will be in the Plaza de Mayo to visit the Cathedral and the Cabildo. After that, we continue towards the most traditional neighbourhood of Buenos Aires, San Telmo, which is characterized by its old colonial houses and the cobblestoned streets. Next to La Boca neighbourhood, located in the south of the city. We continue to Puerto Madero, the old port of the city and now the most exclusive gastronomic and residential areas in Buenos Aires. Onto Palermo, one of the most extended areas in the city and where it is possible to find the popular woods of Palermo. Finally, the last point in the tour is Recoleta, which is one of the most selected neighbourhoods and where, among other attractions, the Recoleta Cemetery can be found.

Day 8: Buenos Aires

San Isidro & Tigre Full Day shared tour - This tour travels along the coastal area of Buenos Aires, starting in Del Libertador Av. Costanera, Jorge Newbery Airport and River Plate stadium before the arrival in San Isidro town. This place was chosen as a summer resort by the Buenos Aires aristocracy at the end of the 19th century and that is why it is possible to admire wonderful houses and palaces from those times as well as a great view of the Rio de La Plata. The next stop will be the pier in El Tigre Town to board our vessel and sail the channels and the branches of this delta. One of the highlights in this trip will be the old residence of a former Argentinian President called Sarmiento, before finishing back in the pier.

Day 9: Buenos Aires - Iguazu Falls (Argentina)

Today we will transfer you to the airport for your flights to Iguazu Falls. Upon arrival, our local team to greet you and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of today is free at your leisure.

Day 10: Iguazu Falls (Argentina)

Argentinian Falls shared tour. The visit to the Iguazu National Park can be done via 3 circuits and on catwalks - The Lower Path gives a great view of the majority of the rapids and falls. This walk has some high difficulty level due to the number of steps along the way. The Higher Path will raise every visitor´s adrenaline level because of the vertigo of being at the edge of some waterfalls. This walk has breathtaking sceneries from a cliff-point outlook and this is the less effort demanding walk of the three traditional ones. The Devil’s Throat has to be accessed via the Ecological Jungle Train. From there, stroll along the catwalk which is a winding path that goes around the islands and ends in the large balconies located on the edge of falls.

Day 11: Iguazu Falls (Argentina)

Brazilian Falls shared Excursion. The Brazilian Falls are located on the western side of the Paraná State in Brazil. They were declared Natural World Heritage in the year 1986 by the UNESCO. This Brazilian park with 185,000 hectares (458,000 acres) borders the Argentinian National Park and they are divided by the Iguazu River. In order to be able to start the circuits along the catwalks, every visitor must take one of the modern panoramic view buses so as to move safely within the park. The four main rapids on the Brazilian side are: Floriano, Deodoro, Benjamín Constant and Salto Unión or The Devil´s Throat. At the end of the path everyone will get on a panoramic elevator that will take them back to the buses.

Day 12: Iguazu Falls (Argentina)

Today we will transfer you back to the Iguazu Falls Airport for your onward flight.