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Chile & Argentina: Wine Festival Journey                                  






Date: You pick!
Host: Locally Guided (self-drive portion
Cost: Varies by experience
Trip Type: Custom & CLIENT APPROVED


This sample itinerary can be customized to your specifications. Take only parts of this trip, modify, add ... whatever suits you!

This outlines a journey taken by a couple who travelled through Chile and Argentina in March, 2014. With a rental car, they drove through the wine country around Santiago, then crossed the Andes to Mendoza to be part of the Vendimia wine festival that celebrates Argentina's grape harvest. They visited Buenos Aires, then flew from there to Iguassu Falls.  Civilized Adventures arranged the car rental, accomodations, tickets to the wine festival, a wine tour, and tours in Iguassu Falls. This sample trip offers culture, food & wine.

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Questions? The program was designed by Civilized Adventures' travel specialist, Andrew De Angelis. Please contact him for expert advice:

Sample Itinerary

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Day 1 - Santiago & Colchagua Valley

Day 1 - Santiago & Colchagua Valley

Land at Santiago airport, collect your rental car and drive to the Colchagua Valley for a 3-night stay at a historic property that was once an 18th-century residence (Colchagua Valley, 3 nights)

Days 2 & 3 - Colchagua Valley

Days 2 & 3 - Colchagua Valley

Explore as you wish, making use of your rental car. consider wine tasting in the area, trekking, biking, horse riding, museum visits.  (Colchagua Valley, nights 2 & 3, B daily)

Day 4 - To Curico & Maule Valleys

Day 4 - To Curico & Maule Valleys

After breakfast, depart for Los Andes Village, a convenient stopping point enroute to Mendoza.  (Los Andes village, B)

Days 5, 6 & 7 - Mendoza

Days 5, 6 & 7 - Mendoza

Drive to Mendoza, stopping to admire Mount Aconcagua, the highest peak in the Americas (6,980m). Reach Mendoza and stay at a winery (or in town) for 3 nights. Attend the Vendimia Wine Festival festivities. Take one day to drive into the Uco Valley to visit one of the valley's finest wineries and have lunch at a typical "Posada" or farm house.. (Mendoza region, 3 nights, 3B, 1L, 2D)

Days 8, 9 & 10- Buenos Aires

Days 8, 9 & 10 - Buenos Aires

Drive to Mendoza airport, drop off the car, then fly to Buenos Aires. You'll be met and transferred to your hotel for a 3 night stay. Enjoy two full days at leisure. (Buenos Aires, 3 nights, B daily)

Days 11 & 12 - Iguassu Falls

Days 11 & 12 - Iguassu Falls

You'll be privately transferred to the airport for the flight to Iguassu, Argentina, where you'll be met and privately transferred with a guide to your hotel for a 2 night stay. Next day join a small-group tour to visit the Argentinian side of Iguassu Falls. In the evening, a private transfer will connect you with a shared "Iguassu Falls by Moonlight" excursion - only possible 5 days of each month when the moon is at its fullest.  (Iguassu Falls, 2 nights, 2B, 1D)

Day 13 - Homeward

Day 13 - Homeward

You'll be transferred privately to the airport for your flight via Buenos Aires homeward. (Transfer between airports in Buenos Airport included). (B)



Please remember, this is just a sample of what you can do in the region. Please call us to design YOUR Custom Civilized Adventure!



Any prices we list are approximate; they can change with exchange rate flucuations or due to any change you might make as you customize this program. Prices will vary based on the time of year and level of experience you are looking for. Please contact us for more information.

Suggested time of year: The wine festival occurs at the end of the fall harvest, sometime in March, every year.

Sample cost (2014 rates): US$2,808 per person

(Posted Nov. 26 '15)

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