The Best of Northern Chile & Argentina
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Discover the best of northern Chile and Argentina on this 12-night itinerary. Beginning in Santiago, you'll explore the coastal towns near the capital before heading to the extraordinary landscapes of the Atacama Desert. Afterwards, you'll enjoy a tour of Santiago itself, from where you'll cross the border by coach into Argentina for wine tasting in the Uco Valley region of Mendoza. Your itinerary will conclude in Buenos Aires, where you'll benefit from a tour of this eclectic capital city. 

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Itinerary includes:
  • International & domestic flights
  • Private transfers between accommodation and airports
  • All tours and activities where mentioned
  • 4 nights at the 5-star Singular Santiago
  • 3 nights at the 5-star Awasi Atacama
  • 3 nights at the 5-star Cavas Wine Lodge
  • 2 nights at the 5-star Alvear Palace Hotel
Day 1-2
Fly from UK to Santiago

Upon arrival in Santiago, you'll be met at the airport by your private driver who will escort you to the first accommodation on your itinerary. 

Day 2-4
2 nights at The Singular Santiago

In a prime location in Santiago, The Singular Santiago is a stylish hotel serving gastronomical cuisine that features a rejuvenating spa. Rooms are luxurious with elegant furnishings and marble-finished bathrooms, and there is a delightful rooftop bar offering spectacular views of San Cristobal Hill.

Day 3
Viña del Mar & Valparaiso

You'll enjoy a private tour of Viña del Mar & Valparaiso whilst staying in Santiago. Beginning in Valparaiso, a historic port city, you'll explore its Historic Quarter, now a UNESCO World Heritage Centre, discovering crumbling mansions, colourful street art, and maze-like streets. Afterwards, you'll visit the popular seaside resort of Viña del Mar, sometimes referred to as the "Garden City", known for its manicured gardens and stretch of golden beach.

Day 4
Fly from Santiago to Calama

Meet your driver for a transfer back to the airport for your flight to Calama. Once you've arrived, you'll enjoy a private transfer from the airport to your accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama. 

Day 4-7
3 nights stay at Awasi Atacama

With only twelve rooms, Awasi Atacama is an exclusive property situated in the small town of San Pedro de Atacama, offering easy access to the varied terrains of the Atacama Desert. The hotel features an open-air restaurant and an outdoor swimming pool, as well as offering private tours into the surrounding landscape. 

Day 5-6
The Atacama Desert

With each individual room boasting its own personal guide and private 4WD at Awasi Atacama, guests can expect an elevated experience tailored to their interests and preferences. With an ethereal landscape comprised of geysers, valleys, and canyons, you can head out into the Atacama Desert with your private guide, choosing specifically the areas you would like to see. You'll be able to spot wildlife including flamingos, vicunas, and desert foxes, as well as view ancient petroglyphs carved by indigenous civilisations.

Day 7
Fly from Calama to Santiago

You will depart to the airport for a flight back to Santiago. On landing, you'll be collected by your private driver and taken back to The Singular Santiago where you will spend another two nights.

Day 8
Santiago

Beginning in the city's historic centre, enjoy a panoramic tour of Santiago, home to buildings such as the Metropolitan Cathedral. This architectural masterpiece combines Bavarian and neoclassical styles that serve as a delightful contrast to more modern buildings that characterise Santiago's skyline. Visit the Ministerial Governmental House before strolling through the old, stately neighbourhoods referred to as 'high society'. 

You'll later follow your guide up one of the surrounding hills, where you'll be offered a phenomenal panoramic view of the capital as well as part of the mountainous slopes that surround it.

Day 9
Coach from Chile to Argentina

After breakfast, your private driver will meet you and transfer you to the coach station, where your scenic journey to Argentina will begin.

Your coach driver will navigate the winding RN 7 which follows an old, unused railway line starting from Uspallata and ends at the Cristo Redentor Tunnel (located at the border). The route will lead you to the Paso Internacional Los Libertadores, a mountain pass that serves as the main route from Santiago to Mendoza. 

On arrival in Argentina, you'll alight at Mendoza's coach station, where your Argentinian representative will be waiting with a private vehicle to escort you to your next accommodation.

Day 9-12
3 nights at Cavas Wine Lodge

Nestled at the foot of the Andes, Cavas Wine Lodge is a luxury lodge set with a sprawling vineyard, offering wine tours, a restaurant with an organic menu, and a luxurious spa. With only 18 rooms, the lodge offers guests ultimate exclusivity, its experiences ranging from wine tasting to zip lining. 

Day 10-11
Uco Valley Wine Tour & BBQ Cooking Class

Visit two of the Uco Valley's finest wineries during an expert-led private tour complete with lunch and tastings. Salentein is one of the most historical wineries in Mendoza, but combines Old World winemaking styles with New World ones. It is home to one of Argentina's largest scale wine productions, yielding and selling millions of bottles every year. You'll enjoy lunch at the Andeluna Winery, located at the foot of the Andes, sampling locally produced wines and gastronomical cuisine. 

The following day, you'll prepare a traditional Argentinian menu of barbecued and grilled food, irresistible empanadas and a delicious dessert alongside Chef Santiago Orozco, before sitting down to a five-course lunch complete with wine pairings. 

Day 12
Fly from Mendoza to Buenos Aires

After breakfast at the lodge, you'll be taken to the airport for a flight to Buenos Aires. On arrival, you'll be collected by private driver and driven to the final accommodation on your itinerary. 

Day 12-14
2 nights at The Alvear Palace Hotel

The Alvear Palace Hotel is elegant and luxurious, boasting a timeless façade and classic interiors. The hotel features a collection of rooms and suites, four restaurants, a rooftop bar, and an expansive spa and fitness centre. 

Day 13
Buenos Aires

Embark on a tour of southern Buenos Aires, beginning at the Plaza de Mayo, where you'll visit Pink House (Casa Rosada), Cabildo town hall, and the Neoclassical-styled Metropolitan Cathedral. After this, you'll be led to San Telmo, one of the city's oldest neighbourhoods, where you can stroll down cobbled streets and take a step back into its colonial past. You'll also make a stop at the Plaza Dorrego, famous for its antique fair and market. The final stop on your tour of Buenos Aires is charming La Boca, a spot influenced by the many Italian immigrants who arrived in the 19th century, known for its brightly coloured buildings. 

Day 14-15
Fly from Buenos Aires to UK

Today you'll be collected and taken to the airport before you depart back to the UK. 

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Itinerary includes:
  • International & domestic flights
  • Private transfers between accommodation and airports
  • All tours and activities where mentioned
  • 4 nights at the 5-star Singular Santiago
  • 3 nights at the 5-star Awasi Atacama
  • 3 nights at the 5-star Cavas Wine Lodge
  • 2 nights at the 5-star Alvear Palace Hotel
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