Luxury Chile & Argentina Waterfalls, Lakes, Wines and Deserts

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Overview

Making up the southern tip of the Americas, the vast territory of Argentina and Chile spans a breathtaking richness of natural and cultural treasures that would take a lifetime to explore. This incredible journey provides a chance to experience some of Chile and Argentina’s most remarkable highlights and luxurious accommodations. Travel in style on an adventure that will take you from the plundering falls of Iguazu and the fertile vineyards of Mendoza to the stark desert of San Pedro Atacama ...

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

How Tailor-Made Works

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Example Itinerary

This is an example itinerary. Our experts have all travelled widely in the region and will be happy to tailor any of our itineraries to suit your tastes and budget, or build a trip from scratch.

Day 1 Arrive Iguazu

Arrive into Iguazu airport where you will be met by a local guide and taken to your luxury hotel, Melia Iguazu Resort & Spa.

La Cantera Jungle Lodge

Day 2 Iguazu Waterfalls: Devil's Throat

Start early today to beat the crowds. Get the first train to La Garganta del Diablo (Devil's Throat) and cross the walkways over the islands for the most spectacular view of the entire Devil's Gorge. There are 800 metres of walkway to explore, ensuring optimum viewing without disruption of wildlife trails. The lower circuit is 600 metres long and also has fantastic views of the falls.

La Cantera Jungle Lodge Breakfast

Day 3 Iguazu Waterfalls: Brazilian Side

This morning you will be picked up from your hotel and taken across the border into Brazil to visit the Brazilian network of the falls, before returning to your hotel in Argentina. From the Brazilian side there are gorgeous panoramic views of the lower Iguazu River and the Devil’s Gorge Canyon. The elevator and the stairs lead to the shopping and restaurant area upstairs. There is some degree of difficulty as the path includes many stairs.

La Cantera Jungle Lodge Breakfast

Day 4 Iguazu - Buenos Aires

You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to Iguazu airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Check into the Park Hyatt Hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore this wonderful city.

Palacio Duhau Breakfast

Day 5 Buenos Aires: the Colourful Capital

Our expert, friendly guide will take you on and off the beaten track as you explore this vibrant and fascinating city in a private, four-hour city tour. The tour will take in the main highlights; the iconic 'La Boca', the former port that is now a colourfully painted village full of interesting arts and crafts, Recoleta, which is the most affluent neighbourhood in the city, the famous "Casa Rosada," the central government building on the Plaza de Mayo, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the famous Opera Theatre. We encourage you to let us know in advance if there are particular things that that interest you, so we can tailor the tour for you.

Palacio Duhau Breakfast

Day 6 Buenos Aires: Free Time

Enjoy some time at leisure in the lively capital. The day is free to make use of Buenos Aires' world-class restaurants, boutique shops and cafes, and art galleries.

Palacio Duhau Breakfast

Day 7 Buenos Aires - Aeroparque - Mendoza

You will fly out of Buenos Aires this morning to Aeroparque where you will be met and transferred to the Vines Resort & Spa, a multi-award-winning property within the prestigious Uco Valley of Mendoza.

The Vines Resort & Spa Breakfast

Day 8 Mendoza: Local Vineyard Visit

Day at leisure. The expert winemaker, Santiago Achaval, may show you around the private vineyards, where he works with his team to create custom wine. You can get your hands dirty and assist the team in the vineyard if you wish. In the restaurant, you can sample the wine, beautifully paired with the open-flame cooked menu designed by famous chef Francis Mallmann.

The Vines Resort & Spa Breakfast

Day 9 Mendoza: Wine Tour

The Uco Valley is a wonderful wine growing region, big blue skies over endless vineyards all framed by the mighty Andes mountains, and the scenery prepares the senses for the distinctive flavours and aromas of the high-altitude wines of the Uco Valley. Begin at one of the country’s biggest wineries, Salentein, to see the art gallery and taste some wines. Next, visit the Bousquet family, who hail from the southern French city of Carcassonne and have a long history of winemaking, who were attracted by the high-altitude soils of Mendoza. The last winery is Andeluna, a smaller boutique winery where you will see how their methods of winemaking make their wines so special. Surrounded by an impressive landscape at the foot of the Tupungato Volcano, the winery offers an exquisite gourmet lunch to enjoy with their prestigious wines.

The Vines Resort & Spa Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10 Mendoza – Santiago - Calama – San Pedro Atacama

This morning you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight to Calama, via Santiago. When you arrive in Calama you will be met and taken to your hotel on the outskirts of San Pedro de Atacama, where you will spend the next three nights. Awasi Lodge is a refined, rustic hotel with just 8 rooms, all with private patios and outdoor and indoor showers. Awasi is the only hotel in the region to offer all activities on a private basis and is one of the finest places to stay in Atacama.

Awasi Atacama Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11 San Pedro De Atacama: Geysers & Valleys

Over the next couple of days you will be able to experience the sights and sounds of the Atacama Desert with guides from the hotel. More than two dozen excursions are available from the Awasi, they are arranged on a one-on-one basis with your own private guide. Guides pair up with guests based on the interests expressed in an initial questionnaire, for example archaeology, mountain biking or astronomy. All of the excursions are expertly executed, and the equipment and gear used is first-rate. You can choose from an array of great options like Valle de la Luna and Cordillera de la Sal (Moon Valley and Salt Cordillera), the Tatio Geysers, the Chilean Altiplano, the Geoglyphs and Lauca National Park, to name a few.

Awasi Atacama Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 San Pedro De Atacama: Explore Otherworldly Landscapes

Another day of private excursions from the Awasi Atacama.

Awasi Atacama Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 Pedro De Atacama – Calama - Santiago

On arrival to Santiago you will be met by a local guide and transferred to your hotel in the city centre. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Holiday Inn Airport Hotel Breakfast

Day 14 San Santiago – Temuco – Pucón

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Temuco. Your driver will pick you up from the airport and drive you north through the Lake District to the town of Pucon. You will be staying in Hacienda Vira Vira, set in a marvellous native park and surrounded by stunning volcanos and right along the shores of the peaceful Liucura River near Pucon. This outstanding hotel which offers all inclusive programs and has its own organic farm is now a Relais & Châteaux member.

&Beyond Vira Vira Breakfast, Dinner

Day 15 Pucon: Villarica National Park Volcano Hike

There are a multitude of excursions available from the Hacienda; trekking in Villarrica National Park or Huerquehue National Park, birdwatching, rafting down Liucura River, visiting the Vira Vira heese factory, fishing, Mapuche community visits, mountain biking, horse back riding, SUP boarding, white water rafting, skiing or snowboarding on Villarrica Volcano, husky sledding and helicopter flights.

&Beyond Vira Vira Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16 Pucon: Lakes Hiking

Another day of activities from Hacienda Vira Vira.

&Beyond Vira Vira Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17 Pucon: Relax in Chile's Lake District

Another day of activities from Hacienda Vira Vira.

&Beyond Vira Vira Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18 Pucón - Depart Temuco

You will be met and driven to Temuco airport for your onward flight.

Breakfast

EXAMPLE ACCOMMODATION

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Hotel Rating

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Accommodation listed here is intended as a guide only, to give you a taste of what we can do. Our experts can tailor any aspect of this itinerary and accommodation to suit your budget and tastes.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

19 days from £19,975

MEALS

As specified in the itinerary, sampling some of the country's finest cuisine.

TRANSPORT

Private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced, dedicated drivers.

ENTRANCE FEES

Tours and admission fees, including tickets specified in the itinerary.

EXPERT TEAM

Licensed English-speaking guides and a support team available 24/7.

ACCOMMODATION

As specified in the itinerary, using some of our favourite local properties.

WILD MILES

This tour will earn you 0 Wild Miles

ACCOMMODATION

Ultra
The best of the best, the ultimate in luxury
Luxury
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Premium
Excellent standards offering a higher-end experience
Superior
Good quality service and overall comfort
Simple
No frills, basic accommodation, but often in the most exciting of places

Wild Miles Club

When you book a trip with Wild Frontiers you are awarded points, which are based on the return distance from London to the arrival city of your trip. Points are awarded for all our holidays, including both our escorted group tours and tailor-made trips. When you accrue points, you will qualify for the following discounts on all future bookings:

Blue More than 10,000 points 2.5% discount
Bronze More than 30,000 points 5% discount
Silver More than 45,000 points 7.5% discount
Gold More than 60,000 points 10% discount

This itinerary is aimed to give you an idea of what we can offer. The price shown above is per person, based on two people travelling outside of peak periods. As this itinerary is only a suggestion and can be tailor-made to suit your interests and budget, your final price may differ.

Positive Impact of this Trip

Tree
Ten trees are planted per passenger on this trip
Community
Supports Wild Frontiers Foundation community projects
Wind Turbine
A contribution to renewable energy projects

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