12827
Argentina/Chile
Discovering Wines and Traditions of Argentina and Chile
Explore one of the world’s most productive wine regions as you visit the vineyards of Argentina and Chile with experts, learning about culture, cuisine, traditions and local wines.
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Program No. 12827RJ
Length
19 days
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18 nights
44 meals
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DAY
1
Departure
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DAY
2
Check-in, Registration, Orientation, Welcome Dinner
Buenos Aires
B,L,D
Hotel Lafayette

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

Breakfast: Served on board.

Morning: Martin Soliani 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 Martin 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.

DAY
3
Traditional tango demonstration at Homero Manzi
Buenos Aires
B,L,D
Hotel Lafayette

Activity 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

DAY
4
Discover Wines of Argentina
Buenos Aires
B,D
Hotel Lafayette

Activity 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.

DAY
5
Magnificient Views of the Algodon Wine Estate, Dinner & Wine
San Rafael
B,L
Hotel Nuevo Mundo

Activity note: 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: Transfer to the local airport for flight to Mendoza always accompanied by Martin Soliani

Lunch: Lunch box on flight.

Afternoon: Meet Victor Martin, your group coordinatior in the Mendoza segment, who will be at the airport in Mendoza l to greet you and take you by 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: Dinner on the premises with their own Bonarda. -two glasses of wine and bottled water per person-. Overnight at the Hotel Nuevo Mundo.

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

DAY
6
Local PeopleThrough the Eyes of English Teacher
San Rafael
B,L,D
Hotel Nuevo Mundo

Activity note: Bus ride and walking during city exploration in San Rafael. Able to get on and off the bus during stops over.

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 and Martin

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: At a local restaurant - two glasses of wine and bottled water per person- Overnight at hotel

DAY
7
Valentin Bianchi Winery, one of Argentine's Wine Producers
Mendoza
B,L,D
Nutibara

Activity 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 it 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 and Martin

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.

DAY
8
Andres Antonietti, One of Argentine's Wine Specialists
Mendoza
B,L
Nutibara

Activity 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.

DAY
9
Bodega Alta Vista & Ruca Malen, Dinner with a Wine Producer
Mendoza
B,L,D
Nutibara

Activity 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

DAY
10
Andes Argentina to Chile, Puente del Inca Aconcagua Valley
Los Andes
B,L,D
Baños del Corazon

Activity note: Transfer by coach from Argentine to Chile with stop overs that demand getting on and off the bus and some waiting at customs and immigration.

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.

DAY
11
Cook & Taste Chilean Food, Discover Folk Traditions
Los Andes
B,L,D
Baños del Corazon

Activity 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 and Alpaca Farm. 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. Y

DAY
12
Winery in Aconcagua Valley, Traditional Rodeo & Music
Los Andes
B,L,D
Baños del Corazon

Activity 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.

Lunch: At the winery facilities yo will enjoy a typical chilean BBQ where you will have the chance to taste different meats, salads , fruits and wine is 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 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.

DAY
13
Llama Farm,The Transversal Valleys, the Andes to Pacific
Valparaiso/Viña del Mar
B,L,D
Hotel Best Western Marina del Rey

Activity note: Bus ride with stop overs for lunch and to explore a llama 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: Lecture : Introduction to Chilean Wines and Industry. Check out from Los Banos del Corazon and departure for Vina del Mar . On your way to Vina del Mar City, we will stop in El Almendral to visit the town with the church and the cultural center.

Lunch: Traditional chilean restaurant with typical food and two glasses of wine.

Afternoon: En route introduction to next site. Arrival and check-in at Hotel Marina del Rey or similar, 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

DAY
14
Valparaiso City, Explore Neruda's House (Poet, Nobel Prize)
Valparaiso/Viña del Mar
B,L
Hotel Best Western Marina del Rey

Activity 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 ).

DAY
15
Viña del Mar City, Resources of the Paciifc Ocean
Valparaiso/Viña del Mar
B,L,D
Hotel Best Western Marina del Rey

Activity 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

DAY
16
Casablanca Valley, Experience Chile's Capital, Santiago
Santiago de Chile
B,L
Hotel Torremayor or similar

Activity 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

DAY
17
Precolumbian Museum of Art, Santiago City Life
Santiago de Chile
B,D
Hotel Torremayor or similar

Activity 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 to city exploration of Santiago followed by a visit to Pre-Columbian Museum or Fine Art Museum ( depending on availability )

Lunch: On your own.

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

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

DAY
18
Concha y Toro winery, Explore the Dominicos Artisan Village
Santiago de Chile
B,L
Hotel Torremayor or similar

Activity 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

DAY
19
In Flight





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