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Program #12827RJ
19 Days | 18 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Elevation Note
Transfer from Argentina to Chile by coach crossing the Andes Range at an altitude of 9.000ft.

Itinerary for Jan 17 — Feb 4, 2014

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Day One: Friday, January 17 - Departure
Depart From: Depart the US for flight to Buenos Aires.

Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Recently modernized and renovated this hotel offers 83 spacious rooms with private bathrooms. Very well located, close to shopping centers, bank, etc.

Contact info:
Reconquista 546
1035 Buenos Aires, BUE Argentina
phone: +54 1 143-939081
web: www.lafayettehotel.com.ar/

Room amenities: Magnetic locker, mini bar, individual air conditioning, cable TV, safety box in rooms, internet.

Facility amenities: Central heating, medical assistance, laundry and dry cleaning service, room service and parking

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Confirmed upon request
Rates are subject to change. To make arrangements please contact the Program Provider at eilchile@experiment.cl

Check in time: 12:00 PM


Day Two: Saturday, January 18 - Bienvenidos! Welcome! Interact with your fellow ...
Bienvenidos! Welcome! Interact with your fellow travelers and local staff

Note: General information and basic tips for you to take full advantage of your Argentine experience

Breakfast: Served on board.

Morning: Victor Martin your group coordinator will be waiting for you at Ezeiza International Airport to welcome you by private coach to the hotel Lafayette. Check in and hopefully some rest.

Lunch: Buffet lunch- one glass of wine and bottled water per person. A chance to meet with members of your group and EIL staff. One glass of wine and mineral water

Afternoon: A short rest or free time to recover from your long journey, Program Orientation conducted by Victor and EIL staff

Dinner: Dinner at the Hotel restaurant with a Torrontes -two glasses of wine and bottled water per person. Overnight at the Hotel Lafayette.

Lodging: Hotel Lafayette

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Recently modernized and renovated this hotel offers 83 spacious rooms with private bathrooms. Very well located, close to shopping centers, bank, etc.

Contact info:
Reconquista 546
1035 Buenos Aires, BUE Argentina
phone: +54 1 143-939081
web: www.lafayettehotel.com.ar/

Room amenities: Magnetic locker, mini bar, individual air conditioning, cable TV, safety box in rooms, internet.

Facility amenities: Central heating, medical assistance, laundry and dry cleaning service, room service and parking

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Confirmed upon request
Rates are subject to change. To make arrangements please contact the Program Provider at eilchile@experiment.cl

Check in time: 12:00 PM


Day Three: Sunday, January 19 - Traditional tango demonstration at Homero Manzi
Note: Any doubts or question on Argentine will be certainly and successfully answered by an historian from Eternautas

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at the hotel dinning room (tea, coffee, orange juice, cereals, pastries, ham and cheese, eggs, among others)

Morning: During the morning, explore, the eclectic city of Buenos Aires, visiting places such as Plaza de Mayo, San Telmo, La Boca, Palermo and Recoleta.

Lunch: Lunch- one glass of wine and bottled water per person- and a Tango demonstration at a tradition bar restaurant “Homero Manzi” named after one of our most famous tango writers.

Afternoon: Some time to rest follow by a lecture on Argentine history by an historian from Eternautas

Dinner: Dinner - two glasses of wine and bottled water per person - at hotel. Overnight at the Hotel Lafayette

Lodging: Hotel Lafayette

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Recently modernized and renovated this hotel offers 83 spacious rooms with private bathrooms. Very well located, close to shopping centers, bank, etc.

Contact info:
Reconquista 546
1035 Buenos Aires, BUE Argentina
phone: +54 1 143-939081
web: www.lafayettehotel.com.ar/

Room amenities: Magnetic locker, mini bar, individual air conditioning, cable TV, safety box in rooms, internet.

Facility amenities: Central heating, medical assistance, laundry and dry cleaning service, room service and parking

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Confirmed upon request
Rates are subject to change. To make arrangements please contact the Program Provider at eilchile@experiment.cl

Check in time: 12:00 PM


Day Four: Monday, January 20 - Discover and learn about wines from different Arg...
Discover and learn about wines from different Argentina wine regions while enjoying a glass of wine in a very cheerful, dynamic and interactive atmosphere.

Note: Work up an appetite so you can savour a bife de chorizo with a Malbec

Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast served at the hotel’s dining room.

Morning: Lecture: Learn and taste ‘The Wine Map in Argentina’ by Ines Iuri at Escuela de Sommeliers

Lunch: On your own. Group leader will suggest places where you can go

Afternoon: Free after to continue exploring the city

Dinner: At ¨La Estancia ¨¨ within walking distance from the hotel, a traditional restaurant (1962) well know Argentine beef stake and grilled chicken while savouring our pride and joy Malbec Overnight at the Hotel Lafayette.

Lodging: Hotel Lafayette

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: New hotel - opened in March 2006. It has 36 elegant rooms with mountain or garden view.

Contact info:
Av. Ballofett 725
San Rafael, Mendoza, 5600 Argentina
phone: +54 267 445 666
web: www.hnmsanrafael.com.ar/

Room amenities: Individual A/C and heating in each room Cable TV, Desk and internet connection, Digital safety boxes, Mini-bar, Hairdryer and bathroom amenities

Facility amenities: Bar, Solarium with pool, Night turndown, Laundry, Cyber room

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Five: Tuesday, January 21 -
Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast served at the hotel’s dining room.

Morning: Transfer to the local airport for flight to Mendoza always accompanied by Victor Martin

Lunch: Lunch box on flight.

Afternoon: Private bus to the hotel for check in. Enjoy Victor's knowledge and resources to share and learn more about his province and the wine production

Dinner: At Restaurant in the area

Evening: Visit the town of San Rafael

Lodging: Hotel Nuevo Mundo

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: New hotel - opened in March 2006. It has 36 elegant rooms with mountain or garden view.

Contact info:
Av. Ballofett 725
San Rafael, Mendoza, 5600 Argentina
phone: +54 267 445 666
web: www.hnmsanrafael.com.ar/

Room amenities: Individual A/C and heating in each room Cable TV, Desk and internet connection, Digital safety boxes, Mini-bar, Hairdryer and bathroom amenities

Facility amenities: Bar, Solarium with pool, Night turndown, Laundry, Cyber room

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.


Day Six: Wednesday, January 22 - Learn more about the local people through the eye...
Learn more about the local people through the eyes of an English teacher, wife and mother. Enjoy the magnificient views of the Algodon Wine Estate plus an excellent dinner and wine.

Note: Bus ride and walking during city exploration in San Rafael. Able to get on and off the bus during stops over. During cooking demonstrations and transfers you will need to get on and off the bus and do some standing.

Breakfast: Buffet Breakfast served at the hotel’s dining room

Morning: Our local representative, Mannie de Paul shares with you her personal experience leaving the Capital City of our country to settle with her family in a provincial small city. Advantages and disadvantages on Local Migrations. Later on explore the city with Victor

Lunch: At a local restaurant -one glass of wine and bottle water per person

Afternoon: Enjoy the peacefulness of San Rafael and also visit to Valle Grande

Dinner: Cooking demonstration at the Algodon Wine Estate, a boutique San Rafael winery

Lodging: Hotel Nuevo Mundo

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: good location - quiet area and close to park and commercial area - outdoor swimming pool

Contact info:
Av. Mitre 867
Mendoza, 5500 Argentina
phone: +54 261 429 5428
web: www.nutibara.com.ar

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Thursday, January 23 - Explore Valentin Bianchi winery, one of Argentine...
Explore Valentin Bianchi winery, one of Argentine's finest sparkling wine producers.

Note: Coach ride with stop overs that demand getting on and of the bus. Able to walk and stand during presentations and excursions.

Breakfast: Breakfast served at the hotel's dining room.

Morning: Coach ride to Mendoza city, visit Valentín Bianchi an amazing winery that produces one of our finest sparkling wines. Enjoy the Finca La Celia with its beautiful views and wines! in the town of Tunuyan

Lunch: Light lunch with several types of cheese and wine tasting

Afternoon: Check in the hotel and then get to know the city of Mendoza with Victor

Dinner: Dinner at La Marchigiana to sample its famous Lasagna and more Malbec- two glasses of wine and bottled water per person-. Overnight at the Hotel Nutibara.

Lodging: Nutibara

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: good location - quiet area and close to park and commercial area - outdoor swimming pool

Contact info:
Av. Mitre 867
Mendoza, 5500 Argentina
phone: +54 261 429 5428
web: www.nutibara.com.ar

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Friday, January 24 - Learn and interact with Andres Antonietti, one of...
Learn and interact with Andres Antonietti, one of Argentine's most recognized wine specialists.

Note: Walking and some standing during winery visits.

Breakfast: Breakfast served at the hotel's dining room.

Morning: Lecture by Andres Antonietti - our local wine specialist - on ‘Argentina: its wine production in a world wide context’. Field trip to an olive oil factory

Lunch: A traditional lunch at "Casa de Campo", served with Baladero Merlot -one glass of wine and bottled water per person

Afternoon: After lunch, see the largest wine museum at Bodegas La Rural.

Dinner: Dinner on your own. Your coordinator will suggest different options. Overnight at the Hotel Nutibara.

Lodging: Nutibara

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: good location - quiet area and close to park and commercial area - outdoor swimming pool

Contact info:
Av. Mitre 867
Mendoza, 5500 Argentina
phone: +54 261 429 5428
web: www.nutibara.com.ar

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Saturday, January 25 - Experience breathtaking landscapes at local winer...
Experience breathtaking landscapes at local wineries Bodega Alta Vista and Ruca Malen. Enjoy dinner with a champagne and a wine producer family in their home.

Note: A long day no doubt but not to be missed..

Breakfast: Breakfast served at the hotel's dining room.

Morning: Excursion to some well known wineries visiting Bodega Alta Vista and Ruca Malen

Lunch: Lunch at Ruca Malen with a wonderful mountain view.

Afternoon: Head off to the Antonietti’s home: a boutique winery. Short talk on ‘Mendoza and the wine growing in Argentina’

Dinner: A home cooked dinner with Pedro Antonietti and his family, which their own champagne and wine production. Overnight at the Hotel

Lodging: Nutibara

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Located at the foot of a hill in the Aconcagua Valley. Resort run family with personal care and attention to clients. Very warm staff and access to indoor and outdoor pools. Excellent food. Available trekking to surrounding areas

Contact info:
El Corazon s/n
San Esteban
Los Andes, Chile
phone: +563 448-2852
web: www.termaselcorazon.cl

Room amenities: TV

Facility amenities: Pools, massage, sauna, tv, bar, lounges

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Ten: Sunday, January 26 - Experience the Andes crossing by land from Argent...
Experience the Andes crossing by land from Argentina to Chile. See the Puente del Inca on the way to the Aconcagua valley on the Chilean side.

Note: Transfer by coach from Argentine to Chile with stop overs that demand getting on and off the bus and some waiting at Argentine-Chile immigration and customs during busiest summer time.

Breakfast: Breakfast served at the hotel's dining room.

Morning: Time to say goodbye to Argentina and hello to Chile! Departure by bus crossing over the Andes Mountains.

Lunch: On route at "Lo del Pato" in a small town called Uspallata Group photo with the Aconcagua highest mountain in Latin America in the background

Afternoon: Journey continues to " Las Cuevas" for passport control immigrations before crossing over to Chile for the second part of your program. Pick up by Chilean Leader and staff at Portillo Hotel on the Chilean side. Time to enjoy Chilean tea time and introduce the program. Transfer to Chilean Bus during introduction. Resume of trip to resort Baños Del Corazon in San Esteban (Los Andes city)

Dinner: Welcome cocktail before dinner. Fixed menu with bottled water and two glasses of Chilean wine per person. Wine during dinner time includes red and white varieties from the Aconcagua valley wineries.

Lodging: Baños del Corazon

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Located at the foot of a hill in the Aconcagua Valley. Resort run family with personal care and attention to clients. Very warm staff and access to indoor and outdoor pools. Excellent food. Available trekking to surrounding areas

Contact info:
El Corazon s/n
San Esteban
Los Andes, Chile
phone: +563 448-2852
web: www.termaselcorazon.cl

Room amenities: TV

Facility amenities: Pools, massage, sauna, tv, bar, lounges

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eleven: Monday, January 27 - Learn how to cook some Chilean dishes / Taste tra...
Learn how to cook some Chilean dishes / Taste traditional Chilean food / Discover family owned traditional winery from colonial days

Note: Walking on even terrain during optional visit to Los Andes city

Breakfast: Buffet Style at hotel includes choices of cereals, cakes, bread, coffee, tea, fresh fruits, yogurt, scrambled eggs, fruit juices, ham, cheese, marmelade, water among other items.

Morning: Lecture: Introducing local cuisine , theory and practice. You will learn of the development of Chilean cuisine, its products, influences and people's eating habits. Main dishes and recipes plus a hands-on experience to cook some traditional dishes.

Lunch: Buffet at Hotel with choices of Chilean traditional cuisine. Bottled water and two glasses of Chilean wine per person. Wine during lunch time includes red and white varieties from the Aconcagua valley wineries.

Afternoon: Visit to traditional family owned local winery from colonial days, Sanchez de Loria in the Panquehue area. Stopover in Los Andes town on the way back to the hotel.

Dinner: Fixed menu at hotel with bottled water and two glasses of Chilean wine per person. Wine during dinner time includes red and white varieties from the Aconcagua valley wineries.

Lodging: Baños del Corazon

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Resort

Description: Located at the foot of a hill in the Aconcagua Valley. Resort run family with personal care and attention to clients. Very warm staff and access to indoor and outdoor pools. Excellent food. Available trekking to surrounding areas

Contact info:
El Corazon s/n
San Esteban
Los Andes, Chile
phone: +563 448-2852
web: www.termaselcorazon.cl

Room amenities: TV

Facility amenities: Pools, massage, sauna, tv, bar, lounges

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Twelve: Tuesday, January 28 - Visit to award winning winery from the Aconcagua ...
Visit to award winning winery from the Aconcagua Valley / Experience a traditional Chilean Rodeo / Music journey into Chile's traditonal music

Note: Walking through winery state on even and uneven terrain. Hat and sun screen recommended.

Breakfast: Buffet Style at hotel includes choices of cereals, cakes, bread, coffee, tea, fresh fruits, yogurt, scrambled eggs, fruit juices, ham, cheese, marmelade, water among other items.

Morning: During the morning experience one of Chile's most popular sports, the Rodeo. Learn about the Chilean cowboy, the Huaso and the main features of the Chiean horse breed.

Morning: Enjoy time at the award winning boutique winery Von Sybenthal one of the most well reputed wineries in the Aconcagua Valley

Lunch: At the rodeo facilities you will enjoy a typical chilean BBQ where you will have the chance to taste different meats, salads , fruits. Wine and bottled water are included.

Afternoon: Back to Hotel and some time to rest before a lecture to discover Chile traditional music and sounds with singers and musicians. A journey to learn of the Chilean character and traditions through the country's musical heritage.

Dinner: Fixed menu at hotel with bottled water and two glasses of Chilean wine per person. Wine during dinner time includes red and white varieties from the Aconcagua valley wineries.

Lodging: Baños del Corazon

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Close to city main attractions, beach, walking area, restaurants, etc. Air conditioning Heating Best Western Hotel

Contact info:
Avda. Ecuador 299
Viña del Mar, Chile
phone: +5632 2383000
web: www.marinadelrey.cl

Room amenities: Cable Tv, air conditioning, Telephone, Safe Box, Frigo Bar.

Facility amenities: Bar, restaurant, meeting rooms, Security boxes Nonsmoking areas Electronic locks Cable TV Background music Minibar

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Thirteen: Wednesday, January 29 - Learn of Chilean Wines at San Esteban winery / Ex...
Learn of Chilean Wines at San Esteban winery / Explore an alpaca farm / Cross the transversal valleys from the Andes to the Pacific.

Note: Bus ride with stop overs for lecture at winery in San Esteban, lunch at a traditional Chilean restaurant and to explore an alpaca farm on the way to Viña del Mar. Able to get on and off the bus.

Breakfast: Buffet Style at hotel includes choices of cereals, cakes, bread, coffee, tea, fresh fruits, yogurt, scrambled eggs, fruit juices, ham, cheese, marmelade, water among other items.

Morning: Check out from Los Banos del Corazon and departure for Vina del Mar . On the way to Vina del Mar City, we will stop at San Esteban winery for an onsite lecture to introduce Chilean Wines and Industry.

Lunch: Traditional chilean restaurant at a unique location in the heart of the Aconcagua valley with typical Chilean food and two glasses of wine.

Afternoon: Resume of trip to Viña del Mar with stop over at an alpaca ranch to learn about the breeding and production of fine fibers. En route to Viña introduction to next site. Arrival and check-in at Hotel Marina del Rey followed by a walking excursion (surrounding area of hotel).

Dinner: In a local restaurant with pisco sour and two glasses of wine. Delicias del mar Restaurant

Lodging: Hotel Marina del Rey

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Close to city main attractions, beach, walking area, restaurants, etc. Air conditioning Heating Best Western Hotel

Contact info:
Avda. Ecuador 299
Viña del Mar, Chile
phone: +5632 2383000
web: www.marinadelrey.cl

Room amenities: Cable Tv, air conditioning, Telephone, Safe Box, Frigo Bar.

Facility amenities: Bar, restaurant, meeting rooms, Security boxes Nonsmoking areas Electronic locks Cable TV Background music Minibar

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Fourteen: Thursday, January 30 - Embrace the history of a World heritage Site: Val...
Embrace the history of a World heritage Site: Valparaiso Harbor / See the colorful Valparaiso city from the ocean on a traditional boat ride / Explore Neruda's (Chilean poet, Nobel Prize winner) house in Valparaiso

Note: Walking on even terrain up and down on a gentle side of a hill. Climbing of stairs is optional duirng excursion to Valparaiso city.

Breakfast: Buffet Style at hotel includes choices of cereals, cakes, bread, coffee, tea, fresh fruits, yogurt, scrambled eggs, fruit juices, ham, cheese, marmelade, water among other items.

Morning: Lecture: Valparaiso, A world heritage site. Field Trip to Valparaiso city to explore city from the ocean and from the hills. Traditional 40 minute boat ride around Valparaiso bay and exploration of city hills. Take one of the traditional funiculars up the viewpoint Paseo 21 de Mayo.

Lunch: At La Colombina restaurant in Valparaiso. Fixed menu with bottled water a pisco sour and a glass of wine per person. Great location on top of one of most traditional Valparaiso hills.

Afternoon: On continuation of field trip, visit to La Sebastiana, Pablo Neruda's House (second Chilean Nobel Prize in Literature). Explore the poet's house and collections with guided audio system. Back to Hotel

Dinner: On your own ( list of three restaurants for you to choose ).

Lodging: Hotel Marina del Rey

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Close to city main attractions, beach, walking area, restaurants, etc. Air conditioning Heating Best Western Hotel

Contact info:
Avda. Ecuador 299
Viña del Mar, Chile
phone: +5632 2383000
web: www.marinadelrey.cl

Room amenities: Cable Tv, air conditioning, Telephone, Safe Box, Frigo Bar.

Facility amenities: Bar, restaurant, meeting rooms, Security boxes Nonsmoking areas Electronic locks Cable TV Background music Minibar

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Fifteen: Friday, January 31 - Explore Viña del Mar city on a horse wagon / Lear...
Explore Viña del Mar city on a horse wagon / Learn of the many resources from the Paciifc Ocean.

Note: Bus ride around Viña del Mar demands getting on and off several times. Walking is on even terrain at all times.

Breakfast: Buffet Style at hotel includes choices of cereals, cakes, bread, coffee, tea, fresh fruits, yogurt, scrambled eggs, fruit juices, ham, cheese, marmelade, water among other items.

Morning: Lecture: Seafood and Fish of the Pacific Explore Viña del Mar city and its different neighbors as the main summer resort place in Chile. Drive along the coast with stop overs at some fishing villages.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant in the Con-Con area close to Higuerillas fishing village. Taste the Chilean Pisco sour and fresh fish from the Pacific, two glasses of wine included.

Afternoon: On the way back to the Hotel, explore the panoramic view of Viña del Mar and Valparaiso cities from the Oceanic Rock view point. A rock formation between the ocean and sand dunes. Take a ride around Vina Del Mar streets and most important buildings on a Victoria( traditional horse wagon).

Dinner: Dinner out with fixed menu, bottled water and two glasses of wine per person

Lodging: Hotel Marina del Rey

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Well located hotel, close to shopping area, banks and metro station. Private bath, restaurant, bar , free internet service

Contact info:
Ricardo Lyon 322
Providencia
Santiago, Chile
phone: +562 234-2000
web: www.hoteltorremayor.cl

Room amenities: Frigo bar, telephone, cable tv, desk

Facility amenities: Safe box, magnetic locks, lounge, telephone in rooms, air conditioning, meeting rooms.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: US$ 90
Rates are subject to change. To make arrangements please contact the Program Provider at eilchile@experiment.cl

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Sixteen: Saturday, February 01 - Explore a winery in Casablanca valley / Discover ...
Explore a winery in Casablanca valley / Discover the Casablanca wine valley on the way to Santiago / Experience Chile's capital city, Santiago

Note: Walking on even and uneven terrain during visit to winery. Santiago city excursion demands getting on and off the bus at some stops.

Breakfast: Buffet Style at hotel includes choices of cereals, cakes, bread, coffee, tea, fresh fruits, yogurt, scrambled eggs, fruit juices, ham, cheese, marmelade, water among other items.

Morning: Transfer to Santiago city by private coach with stop over in Casablanca valley will introduce you to this fairly new wine valley discovered in 1970. Its soil and climate conditions moderated by its proximity to the ocean makes it perfect for the white variety of wine.

Lunch: After a wine tasting in Viña Matetic or similar, enjoy lunch at the vineyard facilities

Afternoon: Resume of trip to Santiago. After arrival and check in at Santiago hotel, and walking excursion in the surroundings of hotel.

Dinner: On your own. Suggested places will be given by Group Leader

Lodging: Hotel Torremayor

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Well located hotel, close to shopping area, banks and metro station. Private bath, restaurant, bar , free internet service

Contact info:
Ricardo Lyon 322
Providencia
Santiago, Chile
phone: +562 234-2000
web: www.hoteltorremayor.cl

Room amenities: Frigo bar, telephone, cable tv, desk

Facility amenities: Safe box, magnetic locks, lounge, telephone in rooms, air conditioning, meeting rooms.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: US$ 90
Rates are subject to change. To make arrangements please contact the Program Provider at eilchile@experiment.cl

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Seventeen: Sunday, February 02 - Explore the Precolumbian Museum of Art / Experie...
Explore the Precolumbian Museum of Art / Experience Santiago city life and its many options

Note: Walking and standing at museum

Breakfast: Buffet Style at hotel includes choices of cereals, cakes, bread, coffee, tea, fresh fruits, yogurt, scrambled eggs, fruit juices, ham, cheese, marmelade, water among other items.

Morning: Depart for Santiago city exploration followed by a visit to Pre-Columbian Museum or Fine Art Museum (depending on availability). At the end of the excursions, in Bellavista neighborhood, you will have the chance to stay there to explore the location, restaurants and shops or you could head back to the hotel as final stop.

Lunch: On your own.

Afternoon: Free time before dinner to explore the many options the city has to offer, for example, San Cristobal hill, Santa Lucia hill, Lastarria neighboorhood, Lapizlazuli factories, Neruda's home in Santiago, etc.

Dinner: Farewell Dinner at hotel with fixed menu bottled water and Chilean wine. Entertainment.

Lodging: Hotel Torremayor

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Four-Star Hotel

Description: Well located hotel, close to shopping area, banks and metro station. Private bath, restaurant, bar , free internet service

Contact info:
Ricardo Lyon 322
Providencia
Santiago, Chile
phone: +562 234-2000
web: www.hoteltorremayor.cl

Room amenities: Frigo bar, telephone, cable tv, desk

Facility amenities: Safe box, magnetic locks, lounge, telephone in rooms, air conditioning, meeting rooms.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: US$ 90
Rates are subject to change. To make arrangements please contact the Program Provider at eilchile@experiment.cl

Check out time: 11:00 AM

Day Eighteen: Monday, February 03 - See one the largest wine producers in the world:C...
See one the largest wine producers in the world:Concha y Toro winery/ Explore the Dominicos artisan village

Note: Walking and standing during visit to winery

Breakfast: Buffet Style at hotel includes choices of cereals, cakes, bread, coffee, tea, fresh fruits, yogurt, scrambled eggs, fruit juices, ham, cheese, marmelade, water among other items.

Morning: Check out of hotel and begin trip to Maipo Valley to see Concha y Toro winery, one of the largest wine producers in the world.

Lunch: Lunch at Restaurant located in the Maipo River gorge. Pisco Sour, bottled water and two glasses of wine per person

Afternoon: Resume of transfer to airport with stopover at Los Dominicos Artisan Village. Departure on overnight flight to North America

Lodging: Hotel Torremayor

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day Nineteen: Tuesday, February 04 -
Arrive To: Arrival in North America after overnight flight from Chile


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17 nights of accommodations
45 meals: 17 breakfasts, 15 lunches, 13 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
27 Field trips
7 Hands-on experiences
3 Performances
1 Flights during the program

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