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South American Capitals & Mendoza

Chile & Argentina in 11 Days, 9 Nights in Destination

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The perfect trip for lovers of fine wines and vibrant culture. Visit the South American capitals of Santiago de Chile and Buenos Aires and explore the rich wine-making heritage of Mendoza!

Trip Highlights

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    Santiago de Chile
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    Buenos Aires
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    Mendoza

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Breakfast only

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  1. Departures available until July 2025

  2. Available Group tours

  3. Solo travelers from + $1,280

  4. Add up to 3 nights to your stay

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Accommodation: 9 Nights

Itinerary

Discover the delights, cultures and wines of Chile and Argentina on a journey through its most vibrant cities. Soak up the atmosphere of Santiago, the Chilean capital, nestled in the snow-capped Andes, before heading to Mendoza at the heart of Argentinian wine production and famed for its rich Malbecs. Finally, Buenos Aires, the 'home of Tango', invites you to uncover its cosmopolitan culture.

1st Day: Canada - Night on board
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Arrive at your departure airport ready to catch a flight to Santiago. Night on board.

Important: If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Santiago
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It's time to live the good life in South America! Arrive in Santiago a beautiful city, surrounded by Andean mountains with a charming historic centre. Transfer to the hotel and get some rest ready to discover the city the following morning. Overnight stay in Santiago.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Torremayor Lyon or similar
tripadvisor rating

1291 Reviews

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3rd Day: Santiago
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Breakfast at the hotel. Get out and explore Santiago, a city full of stimulating possibilities, on a fascinating city tour. Begin in the center, on the main avenue of the city, to learn about its history and landmarks. Descend to the cobblestoned neighbourhood of Lastarría, bursting with green spaces and glamorous 19th-century mansions, now restored and mostly used as cafes, restaurants, bookstores and museums.

Next, experience the spectacular views from Cerro Santa Lucia where you can contemplate the city and hear more about its fascinating history. Descend the hill and pass by the emblematic Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral of Santiago and the former national congress.

Dig deeper into Chilean history at the majestic La Moneda Palace and Plaza de la Constitución.  It's time to smell the aromas and admire the amazing fresh produce at the Central Market before continuing to a Lapis Lazuli store to admire the beautiful crafts and handmade jewelry.

Return to the hotel and spend the rest of the day relaxing at your leisure. Wine lovers should indulge in the exceptional local Chilean wines. Overnight stay in Santiago.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Torremayor Lyon or similar
tripadvisor rating

1291 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
City Tour of Santiago

Light

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4th Day: Santiago
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Breakfast at the hotel. The day is all yours to explore and relax at your own pace. Culture vultures will love the city's eclectic collection of museums. The Museum of Pre-Colombian Art is simply amazing, with artefacts and art from all across South America.

On the other hand, you could make like a local and have a long, leisurely lunch while people watching in one of the plazas. Alternatively, take part in our optional tour of the Concha and Toro Vineyard*. Overnight stay in Santiago. 

*Optional Concha & Toro Vineyards: Set off on an exciting wine tour of Viña Concha & Toro, one of the best-recognized and celebrated wine producers in the world! Explore this family-run wine estate, admire the vast vineyards and sample some of the beautiful, European-influenced wines as you enjoy a wine-tasting session. Stroll through the large estate and enjoy fantastic views of the Maipo Valley as you learn about wine production and how they craft the best Cabernet Sauvignon in Chile. Visit the oldest wine cellars and learn about the legend of Casillero del Diablo. Return to Santiago and enjoy an evening at your leisure.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Torremayor Lyon or similar
tripadvisor rating

1291 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Concha & Toro Vineyards Tour
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5th Day: Santiago - Mendoza
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Breakfast at the hotel. It's time to wave goodbye to the Chilean capital and transfer to the airport for a flight to Mendoza. Arrive in Mendoza, in the leafy foothills of the eastern Andes in Argentina. Mendoza is famed for its wine and olive oil production, making it a great destination for budding foodies to explore.

In fact, there are a staggering 1,500 wineries spread out across three wine-making regions in Mendoza: Lujan de Cuyo, Valle de Uco and Maipu. Transfer to the hotel and overnight stay in Mendoza.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Amerian Executive Mendoza... or similar
tripadvisor rating

1752 Reviews

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6th Day: Mendoza
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Breakfast at the hotel. Today make the most of your full-day excursion through the stunning vineyards of Maipú and Luján de Cuyo. Discover different styles of wineries, walk among vineyards and learn about different winemaking methods.

Relish this incredible experience in the cradle of Argentina's renowned Malbec, the country's first wine production area with the peaks of the majestic Cordon del Plata on the horizon. Overnight stay in Mendoza.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Amerian Executive Mendoza... or similar
tripadvisor rating

1752 Reviews

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Activities

included
Full Day Excursion through the vineyards of Maipú and Luján de Cuyo

Light

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7th Day: Mendoza
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Breakfast at the hotel. Take a day at your leisure in Mendoza, soaking up the charms of this verdant city or exploring more of the local wine-producing regions, famed for their delicious Malbecs. Alternatively, take part in our fascinating private tour of Vineyards & Wineries of Mendoza*.

*Optional Private Tour of Vineyards & Wineries of Mendoza: Visit the characteristic vineyards and wineries of the region of Mendoza and the Uco Valley before taking part in a wine tasting accompanied by a delicious  gourmet lunch.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Amerian Executive Mendoza... or similar
tripadvisor rating

1752 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Vineyards & Wineries of Mendoza Private Tour

Moderate

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8th Day: Mendoza - Buenos Aires
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Breakfast at the hotel. Set off for the capital of Argentina today. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Buenos Aires. Touch down in Buenos Aires, a sprawling city, full of colonial architecture and vibrant, Argentinan culture!

Transfer to the hotel, get settled in and spend the remainder of the day getting to know this exciting city at your leisure! Check out its atmospheric tango clubs, excellent restaurants and bustling shopping streets. Overnight stay in Buenos Aires.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Kenton Palace Buenos Air... or similar
tripadvisor rating

686 Reviews

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9th Day: Buenos Aires
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Breakfast at the hotel. Set off on a 3-hour city tour of Buenos Aires today! Known as the 'Paris of South America', visit the chic neighborhoods of Recoleta and Palermo and see Plaza de Mayo and the famous Casa Rosada government office. Visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and explore the unique architecture of trendy Puerto Madero. Step back in time to San Telmo, known for its renowned antique market, held every Sunday and stroll along Caminito Street, in the colorful neighborhood of La Boca. The remainder of the day is free to explore Buenos Aires at your leisure or join the Optional Fogón Asado Dining Experience*.

*Optional Fogón Asado Dining Experience: Discover the tradition of the Argentine 'Asado'. Enjoy an 8-course tasting menu that explores new ways of serving Argentine classic cuts. While sitting at the bar, you will see and experience different cooking techniques on the grill up close and personal.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Kenton Palace Buenos Air... or similar
tripadvisor rating

686 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

included
Buenos Aires City Tour

Light

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Optional
Dinner Fogón Asado Experience

Light

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10th Day: Buenos Aires
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Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the entirety of the day at your leisure, perfect for you to move at your own pace. Take advantage of this day to continue to discover the capital and soak up the local atmosphere, the architecture of its colonial buildings and the delicious cuisine.

Alternatively, take part in our optional dinner and tango show where you will acquaint yourself with 'milonga' culture*. Overnight stay in Buenos Aires.

*Optional Dinner & Tango Show. Experience an immersive evening of Argentine food and entertainment at a dinner and tango show. Watch traditional tango dancers as you dine on exquisite Argentine cuisine. An unforgettable cultural and gastronomic evening.

Accommodation

ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
Kenton Palace Buenos Air... or similar
tripadvisor rating

686 Reviews

See our full selection

Activities

Optional
Dinner & Tango Show

Light

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11th Day: Buenos Aires - Canada
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Breakfast at the hotel. It's time to bring your adventure through Chile and Argentina to a close. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for the flight back to Canada. Night on board.

Included activities

Included

City Tour of Santiago

Included activity for day 3 in Santiago de Chile

Get to know Santiago from the skyscrapers of "Sanhattan" to the colonial-style architecture. Climb the Cerro de Santa Lucía and visit La Moneda, among other places, to finish at the Central Market.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Included

Full Day Excursion through the vineyards of Maipú and Luján de Cuyo

Included activity for day 6

Enjoy different styles of wineries, walk among vineyards and learn about different winemaking methods in the cradle of Argentina's renowned Malbec, the country's first wine production area with the peaks of the majestic Cordon del Plata on the horizon.

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

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Included
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This activity ends at the center so that the rest of your day can be spent walking around the city.

Buenos Aires City Tour

Included activity for day 9 in Buenos Aires

Set off on a 3-hour city tour of Buenos Aires today! Visit the glamorous neighborhoods of Recoleta and Palermo and see Plaza de Mayo and Casa Rosada. Visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and explore Puerto Madero, San Telmoa and the La Boca neighborhood.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
Optional

Concha & Toro Vineyards Tour

Suggested activity for day 4

Take part in a tour of the world renowned Viña Concha & Toro where you will learn more about the family-owned vineyards, sample their delicious wines and familiarize yourself with the wine-making process.

Physical rating:

Light

more information
Optional

Vineyards & Wineries of Mendoza Private Tour

Suggested activity for day 7

Visit the characteristic vineyards and wineries of the region of Mendoza and the Uco Valley, with wine tasting and a gourmet lunch.

Duration 09:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Moderate

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Optional
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Activity not available on Sundays.

Dinner Fogón Asado Experience

Suggested activity for day 9 in Buenos Aires

Enjoy an 8 course tasting menu that explores new ways of serving Argentine classic cuts and observe as the chefs prepare your meal right before your eyes.

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

Physical rating:

Light

more information
Optional
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Unguided activity.

Dinner & Tango Show

Suggested activity for day 10 in Buenos Aires

Take part in an immersive evening of Argentine cuisine and performance as you feast on a traditional dinner while watching a tango show.

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 20:00

Physical rating:

Light

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departure from main Canadian airports.
  • International flights: Canada - Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires - Canada.
  • Internal flights: Santiago de Chile - Mendoza // Mendoza - Buenos Aires. *
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  • 9 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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  • 9 breakfasts.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.
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  • Air taxes and fuel-surcharge.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

National Park entrance fees, tourist citytax, drinks, tips and anything not mentioned in the Price Includes section.

* Documentation of the internal flights will be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your departure date. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

The maximum checked baggage limit on internal flights is 15kg.


Optional excursions may be available for a lower price at the destination, but it is recommended that you book through Exoticca to secure your place in advance.

  • Chile
  • Argentina
    • Entry requirements

      Your passport must be valid must be valid for the duration of your stay in Chile.

    • Visa

      Visa not required.

    • Currency

      Peso

    • Language

      Spanish

    • Electricity

      220V. Adapter required in certain parts of the country.

    • Health

      There are no mandatory vaccinations.

    • Time zone

      UTC - 05:00.

    • Tourist Office website

      https://chile.travel/en

    Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline's website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

    Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

    In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.


    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 778 807 9750 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.

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