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Argentina, Chile & Bolivia Tour Culinary Escapade: A Sensory Journey through South America

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    Explore the Tales of The Andes

    Embark on an immersive South America tour through Argentina, Peru, and Chile, experiencing the heart and soul of these captivating countries.

    Explore hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path experiences that bring you closer to the authentic cultures. Savour traditional dishes and fine wines amidst picturesque landscapes. Marvel at Andean landscapes, explore ancient ruins and connect with local communities. Dance through vibrant streets, indulge in coastal delights, and explore UNESCO wonders. Let wonder and gratitude fill your heart on this enriching voyage.

    This journey goes beyond tourism, as you connect with warm-hearted locals, visit local markets, cook with renowned chefs, and participate in community activities that enrich your understanding of the region. 


    Gastronomy, Local Culture, Adventure

    • Pampean Region, Argentina

      Pampean Region, Argentina

    • Ceviche


    • Wine Tour Mendoza

      Wine Tour Mendoza

    Tour Highlights

     Culinary Delights in Chile: Master the art of preparing a mouthwatering traditional Chilean feast with the guidance of a private chef.

    Gaucho Life in Argentina: Embrace the Argentine countryside with exhilarating horse rides and savour a classic barbecue like a true gaucho.

    Community Day in Lamay Mountain: Join a local community in Lamay Mountain for a day of immersive experiences, participating in various local activities that offer a genuine glimpse into their way of life.

    Machu Picchu Wonders: Explore the enchanting Machu Picchu and delight your taste buds with the culinary treasures of Cusco, connecting with the ancient history.

    Mendoza's Wine Journey: Immerse yourself in Mendoza's rich wine culture through exclusive winery tours, indulging in the finest wines and experiencing the region's high-end vinicultural offerings.

    • Food Market, Lima

      Food Market, Lima

    • Pachamanca


    • Mendoza, Argentina

      Mendoza, Argentina

    Tour Itinerary and Essentials

    • Detailed Itinerary Show All

      • Day 1 Arrival in Buenos Aires

        Get ready for an exciting adventure in Buenos Aires! As soon as you step off the plane at Ezeiza International Airport, our friendly team will be there to welcome you and whisk you away to your hotel.

        Overnight: Tango de Mayo
        Meal Plan: None

      • Day 2 Discover Buenos Aires: A Vibrant Exploration of History, Art, and Nature

        Today you will dive into the vibrant streets of Buenos Aires! Starting in Palermo, surrounded by lush woods and diplomatic charm, get ready to capture the city's heart. The elegant buildings along Recoleta's Alvear Avenue will leave you enchanted, and don't miss the iconic Obelisco, the beating heart of Buenos Aires!

        We'll explore the history of Plaza de Mayo, passing the Government Palace, Cathedral, and Cabildo. San Telmo's tango spirit will steal your heart, while La Boca flaunts its colourful personality and Boca Jr. stadium, celebrating Argentina's ultimate passion: football.

        Feeling artsy? Caminito's creativity awaits! To balance it out, head to modern Puerto Madero after a scrumptious lunch. Then, just 30 km from the capital lies picturesque Tigre.

        The real treat is a panoramic catamaran ride through the mesmerising Delta del Paraná. Surrounded by islands, rivers, and streams, soak in nature's enchantment. Learn about flora and fauna, and embrace the tranquillity. Your heart will be filled with Buenos Aires' wonders as we return to your hotel.

        Overnight: Tango de Mayo
        Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

      • Day 3 Gaucho Adventures: Embrace the Heart of the Argentine Countryside

        Saddle up, adventurers—it's time to dive into the heart of the Argentine countryside! Leaving the city behind, the landscape transforms into a stunning vista of plains and plateaus. Welcome to the Pampean region, where our Ranch and the gauchos eagerly await your arrival.

        As you step onto the Ranch, the gauchos will greet you warmly with traditional Argentine empanadas, refreshing juices, and local wines. Embrace the cowboy spirit and ride horses or take a colonial carriage ride through the ranch's charming trails.

        And what's a ranch experience without a mouthwatering "Ranch Traditional Barbecue" lunch? Savour the smoky flavours of the Argentine pampas, accompanied by an array of salads and refreshing drinks. As you feast, immerse yourself in a folkloric show, where the region's most captivating dances will sweep you off your feet.

        In the afternoon, enjoy demonstrations of ring races and troop rides, showcasing the gaucho's incredible horsemanship skills. This immersive countryside experience will leave you with unforgettable memories and a newfound appreciation for Argentine culture.

        Overnight: Tango de Mayo
        Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

      • Day 4 Travel to Mendoza

        It's time to bid farewell to Buenos Aires and say hello to Mendoza—the land of sunshine and fine wine! We'll transfer you to the airport for your flight to this breathtaking destination. Upon arrival, our team will be there to welcome you and escort you to your Mendoza hotel.

        Enjoy a free now and rest before your next adventure. 

        Overnight: Huentala
        Meal Plan: None

      • Day 5 Aconcagua Expedition: A Day of Andean Splendor and Legendary Peaks

        Prepare for a day of breathtaking Andean landscapes and thrilling tales! We'll head to Cerro Aconcagua, a legendary peak that draws adventurers from all corners of the world.

        Our journey begins southwest on Provincial Route 86, winding through picturesque Cacheuta landscapes to the tunnel leading us to Potrerillos. There, you'll be captivated by views of Cordón del Plata and the crystal-clear Potrerillos Dam nestled among the mountains.

        Then, we'll head to Aconcagua Provincial Park, where we'll secure permits for a one-hour hike to the Laguna de los Horcones viewpoint. Brace yourself for jaw-dropping vistas of Aconcagua's South Wall and summit—the highest peak in the Americas.

        Finally, indulge in a delightful mountain lunch at a hostel in Las Cuevas, a border town right on the edge of Chile. Savour local treats while immersed in majestic surroundings.

        Overnight: Huentala
        Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

      • Day 6 Mendoza: Wine Lover's Paradise

        Embark on a journey through the history, tradition, and generations of Argentine wine! Today, we'll take you on a high-end tour to the most renowned wineries that have shaped the story of Argentine wine.  Get ready to swirl, sip, and savour the best wines our land has to offer!

        Overnight: Huentala
        Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

      • Day 7 Santiago: From Historic Charm to Illuminated Delights

        Pack your bags as we bid farewell to Mendoza and head to the heart of Santiago! Upon arrival, we'll kick off a captivating 2-hour walking tour of Santiago's historic sites. Prepare to be enthralled by Plaza de Armas, where the majestic Cathedral, Central Post Office, and Municipality of Santiago stand tall. Our journey continues to the iconic La Moneda Palace, the seat of Chilean Government, and we'll explore the surrounding streets, each filled with fascinating tales.

        When the sun sets, the city's enchanting transformation begins! Tonight, you'll discover Santiago in a completely different light as we tour its illuminated streets. Our destination is the Bali Hai Restaurant, a Polynesian paradise adorned with Moai statues that will transport you to Easter Island. Savour Chilean gastronomy and local wines while being mesmerized by a colourful folkloric dance show that celebrates the country's diversity, from North to South and even Easter Island! 

        Overnight: Plaza San Francisco
        Meal Plan: Breakfast and Dinner

      • Day 8 Valparaíso & Viña del Mar: A Coastal Escape to Chile's Cultural Gems

        Ready for a coastal adventure? Today, we'll leave Santiago behind and make our way to Valparaíso, the cultural capital of Chile. Follow your expert guide on a captivating tour, starting at Muelle Prat, where a fleet of colourful boats adds a vibrant touch to the historic dock. Plaza Sotomayor, the gateway to Valparaíso, awaits with stories of maritime history and more. Immerse yourself in a UNESCO World Heritage wonder. 

        Next stop Viña del Mar, the "Vineyard of the Sea" and the Garden City. Stroll through this coastal gem, visit the iconic Flower Clock, and soak in the town's alluring charm. Unwind amidst the captivating beauty of Chile's coastline, leaving you with lasting memories of this picturesque day.

        Ton end this day, enjoy a wine tasting in Matetic, a boutique biodynamic winery located in the Rosario Valley.

        Overnight: La Casona
        Meal Plan: Breakfast

      • Day 9 Isla Negra and Neruda's Treasures

        Immerse yourself in the footsteps of Pablo Neruda as we explore the coastal town of Isla Negra. Here, the crashing waves serve as an everlasting muse for artists and dreamers alike. We'll venture into the eccentric house that the poet built by the ocean, where you'll discover Neruda's playful imagination through his intriguing collections of world maps, masks, figureheads, and more.

        In the afternoon, we'll travel to Maipo Valley, a wine lover's paradise, to continue our journey through enchanting landscapes and fine wines. Prepare for another day filled with history and inspiration!

        Overnight: Cascada Las Animas
        Meal Plan: Breakfast

      • Day 10 Waterfalls, Cowboys, and Wines: A Day of Adventure and Culture

        Get ready for a light hike through a nature sanctuary to the spectacular "Cascada de las Animas" (Waterfall of the Spirits), a series of three waterfalls cascading over 50 meters. For those seeking more adventure, an optional steep trail will take you to the base of the highest waterfall.

        Indulge in a Chilean cowboy experience in Lo Pirque, where you'll be entertained by horse shows and typical Chilean dances, celebrating the rich cultural heritage of the region.

        Later, we'll visit Haras de Pirque, surrounded by thoroughbred racetracks and vineyards, creating a remarkable setting to taste exceptional wines from Maipo Valley's fertile lands.

        Overnight: Plaza San Francisco
        Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

      • Day 11 Gastronomic Delights of Santiago and transfer to Lima

        Prepare your taste buds for an extraordinary culinary journey through Santiago! Start by exploring vibrant food markets, treating your eyes to a colourful feast. As we wander through Bellavista and Isidora Goyenechea, the tantalising aromas of street food will enchant you.

        Then, we'll gather at the chef's exclusive home in El Golf, where a welcome cocktail will set the mood. Get ready to become a culinary maestro as we cook up Ceviche de reineta and Charquicán, a hearty Mapuche dish, followed by heavenly desserts and coffee or tea.

        Later, we will bring you to the airport so you can catch your flight for Lima. 

        As you land at Lima airport, our friendly driver will be there to warmly greet you. They'll whisk you away to your hotel, where you'll experience the charm of a beautiful boutique hotel.

        Please note that the driver speaks basic English, but if you prefer an English-speaking transfer, we can arrange it at an additional cost.

        You have the evening to yourself to explore the vibrant city of Lima. Dinner is not included, but we can recommend some fantastic local spots to indulge in Peruvian cuisine.

        Overnight: Second Home
        Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

      • Day 12 Gastronomy Tour Lima: A Feast for the Senses!

        Get ready for a mouthwatering day in Lima! In the morning, we'll explore the Surquillo market, tasting unique Peruvian fruits. Then, it's off to the historic centre, where colonial charm awaits at San Martin Square and Jirón de la Unión.

        The Plaza Mayor showcases stunning colonial buildings, including the Government Palace and the Cathedral. We'll also visit the famous San Francisco church and its catacombs. Lunch is up to you, as your guide can recommend a great spot nearby.

        In the afternoon, get ready to indulge! In Barranco, Lima's artsy district, we'll savour ceviche and lomo saltado. Interact with locals and learn the secrets of Peruvian dishes. This gastronomy tour takes you to 8 fantastic places, treating you to 15 flavours of fruits, drinks, and dishes, all while meeting local entrepreneurs. Every bite has a story, weaving Peru's history and culture into this unforgettable culinary experience. Come hungry and leave with lasting memories!

        Overnight: Second Home
        Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

      • Day 13 Sacred Valley Wonders: Markets, Villages, and Ancient Ruins

        Get ready for a captivating adventure through the wonders of the Sacred Valley. Your day starts with a scenic flight to Cusco, where excitement awaits! Immerse yourself in the vibrant Pisac market, a treasure trove of souvenirs like pottery, alpaca textiles, and more. If the altitude doesn't slow you down, venture to the Pisac archaeological site for breathtaking views of terraces and aqueducts.

        Later, experience the heart of local life with visits to a traditional village, Lamay Church, a guinea pig breeding business, and a corn beer brewery. Taste "chicha de jora" and indulge in a delightful snack called "picante." You might even learn the secrets of bread-making at the Lamay bread oven. These encounters with locals will undoubtedly warm your heart.

        Lunchtime is a treat with a scrumptious meal that'll leave your taste buds dancing. Finally, explore the enchanting Inca village of Ollantaytambo and its magnificent ruins. 

        Overnight: Qolqas Eco Resor
        Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

      • Day 14 Community Immersion: A Day of Heartfelt Connections in Lamay Mountains

        Today's journey leads you to the Lamay Mountains for a heartwarming encounter with a local community. As you step into their world, the warmth of their welcome will make you feel like family. Prepare to roll up your sleeves and join in a spontaneous agricultural task, learning about their native plants and time-honored techniques.

        A delicious lunch will feature the very products cultivated by the community. Spend the afternoon with the women of the village, as they share the art of textile weaving and regale you with captivating stories of their customs and traditions. By day's end, you'll leave with a heart full of gratitude for the genuine connections made and your contribution to their sustainable development.

        Overnight: Qolqas Eco Resort
        Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

      • Day 15 Ancient Marvels & Andean Feast: Exploring Maras and Moray

        Explore ancient wonders as you visit Maras and Moray with an expert guide. Marvel at the photogenic Salineras, salt ponds used since pre-Inca times, and discover the fascinating Inca site of Moray, with its rounded terraces.

        Later, at El Albergue Hotel in Ollantaytambo, savour the essence of Andean culture with a Pachamanca lunch. Participate in the burial of this traditional meal in an underground stone oven. Tour the organic garden, distillery, and coffee roasting area before indulging in your feast with a stunning view of Ollantaytambo's archaeological complex.

        Enjoy free time in Ollantaytambo before boarding the train to Aguas Calientes, the gateway to the magnificent Machu Picchu. Prepare for an unforgettable adventure at the awe-inspiring "Lost City of the Incas" tomorrow!

        Overnight: El Mapi
        Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

      • Day 16 Machu Picchu Magic: Exploring the Iconic Wonder

        Rise and shine! Today is the day you'll encounter the iconic Machu Picchu, a wonder that will take your breath away. Hop on a bus early in the morning to reach the "Lost City of the Incas." Explore the grandeur of Machu Picchu mountain, a less-trodden path that rewards you with spectacular panoramas and a serene escape from the crowds.

        Your guide will unlock the secrets of this ancient citadel during an enlightening tour. Afterward, savour a well-deserved lunch before bidding farewell to this magical place and returning to Ollantaytambo by train. The memories of Machu Picchu will linger in your heart forever.

        Enjoy a free night to relax after this day of exploration. 

        Overnight: Casona antigua
        Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

      • Day 17 Cusco Culinary Delights & Ancient Treasures

        Enjoy an authentic culinary experience with our friend and excellent cook, Seledonia. She will take you to the local market to buy the freshest ingredients and teach you how to recognise the quality of each product. Then, you will go to her restaurant to cook typical Peruvian dishes and her own creations. Enjoy a delicious lunch accompanied by a Pisco Sour, the national drink.

        After lunch, we will explore the best of Cusco. We will start at Qenqo, an impressive archaeological site that offers a great view of the city. Then we will walk to Sacsayhuamán, where our guide will tell you fascinating stories about these ruins. We will continue through the San Blas neighbourhood, known for its narrow streets and unique shops, before visiting the famous Temple of the Sun. 

         Afterwards, you will be taken to the airport for your flight to Lima.

        Overnight: Depending on your international flight
        Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

    • What's Included

      • 16 nights' accommodation 
      • Private ground transportation 
      • Meals as defined in the itinerary
      • Local English-speaking tour guide
      • Domestic flights
      • Activities mentioned in the itinerary

      What's not included

      • International flights
      • Meals not listed in the itinerary
      • Tips and other discretionary expense


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