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Sample Itinerary - REF SOUTH AMERICA 254

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Day 1: Santiago

Bienviendos a Chile! Upon arrival into the airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Santiago. The rest of the day is free for you to get out and explore.

Day 2: Santiago

This morning join a scheduled tour of the city to discover Santiago’s appealing blend of the old and new. Walking to the Plaza de Armas gaze at the handsome colonial architecture including the grandiose Catedral Metropolitana, the Post Office and the Santiago City Hall. Continue to the Government Palace and the older neighbourhood of Plaza Concha y Toro marked by cobblestone streets and elegant 20th century mansions. In the afternoon head 35 minutes out of town to the Cousiño Macul Vineyard on a scheduled tour. Producing high quality wines in exclusive amounts, this vineyard is an excellent introduction to the wine production process!

Day 3: Santiago - Mendoza

This morning we transfer you to the bus station and assist with embarking the public bus to Mendoza in Argentina. This journey is among one of the most scenic in the world, as it passes up and over the Andes mountains, have your cameras ready! Arriving into Mendoza, a local driver awaits to bring you to your hotel.

Day 4: Mendoza

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore. You can arrange locally to go horse riding or hiking for the day which is highly recommended.

Day 5: Mendoza

This morning you will join a scheduled tour of the Wine Route. The valleys around Mendoza are primarily farmland producing delicious olives, almonds, cherries, plums and of course, wine. Touring two wine cellars observe how wine is made, from the picking of the grape to the bottling of the final product, with time for a cheeky glass or two! The remainder of the day is at leisure, upon returning to town.

Day 6: Mendoza - Buenos Aires

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before transferring to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival a scheduled transfer will take you to your hotel.

Days 7-8: Buenos Aires

Today and tomorrow you are free to independently explore the city. Wander the city’s many distinctive barrios on the hunt for colourful street art or head to the markets for some souvenir shopping. Prided as a literary city, Buenos Aires has a number of fabulous book shops worth checking out, often housed in revamped historical buildings.

Day 9: Buenos Aires

This morning we bring you to Buenos Aires Airport for your flight to Santiago. Arriving into Santiago, you can connect on your 09:45 PM flight home.