What makes this trip special?
Paris of the Americas
City life beside the Andes
Colchagua Wine Valley
Day-by-day itinerary for 'Traditions, Food and Wine'
Estancia in the Argentine Pampas
Casablanca Valley and Valparaíso
Guide prices for 'Traditions, Food and Wine'
|Mid-range hotels, mostly private tours
||2 people sharing
|Upper range hotels, mostly private tours
||2 people sharing
|Top range hotels, mostly private tours
||2 people sharing
Prices are per person and include:
- all travel in Chile and Argentina
- all accommodation
- meals as indicated (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
- excursions as indicated
Prices do not include:
- international flights
- airport and departure taxes
- travel insurance
- items of a personal nature such as drinks, tips, laundry, etc
- any optional excursions you may buy locally
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'Traditions, Food and Wine'
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Hotels for 'Traditions, Food and Wine'
Days 1 - 2
El Ombu de Areco, La Pampa
San Antonio de Areco
Estancia El Ombú de Areco takes its name from the giant ombú tree that presides over its grounds and to which its gauchos have hitched their horses for more than a hundred years. The property is the perfect place to enjoy a typical Argentine asado (BBQ) and is comprised of a late colonial style main house set in pretty gardens amidst a working ranch in the heart of the pampas in San Antonio de Areco, just over an hour’s drive from Buenos Aires. Guests can see the ranch at work (mainly dedicated to raising Hereford and Aberdeen Angus stock), along with various other activities such as horse riding, bird watching or biking are all on offer whilst there is also simply the option to relax with a stroll along the meandering nearby Areco river or around the pool. There are 6 twin/double and 3 triple rooms, each individually decorated with period furniture and all with en-suite facilities.
•sitting room and gallery in which it is possible to enjoy satellite TV, billiards, ping-pong or table football;
•swimming pool with solarium;
•volleyball and football
Additional information (optional):
•Golf and tennis (optional) at a country club 15 minutes drive from the Estancia.
•Visit to San Antonio de Areco village with its famous Ricardo Guiraldes Gaucho Museum as well as numerous workshops that keep the gaucho traditions alive.
Days 3 - 5
Anselmo Buenos Aires is a fine hotel in a quiet corner of the very atmospheric Plaza Dorrego in the heart of San Telmo in central Buenos Aires. It is close to the cafés, restaurants and antique shops for which this part of the city is known, and within a few steps of bustling cafes that spill out on to the plaza. The hotel is part of the Hilton's Curio collection and has a boutique feel, with cool contemporary decor. Rooms are very comfortable, reasonably spacious, and equipped with wifi, tv, minibar, coffee maker, etc. The hotel has a café and a restaurant for a quiet dinner, with the option of eating alfresco in the hotel's small central patio garden.
Viewed from the plaza
Days 6 - 8
Lares de Chacra, Mendoza
Hotel Lares de Chacra is a small boutique hotel located in Chacras de Coria, a small suburb 15km south of Mendoza well renowned for its good quality restaurants and bodegas. The hotel was built with locally sourced materials such as Andean stone and desert wood to reflect typical rustic south Argentinian style. Each of the 10 rooms have private bathrooms, wooden floors, plasma screen cable televisions, safety deposit boxes and free Wi-Fi. 'Classic rooms' are on the ground floor and have direct access to the garden, as well as queen or twin sized beds. 'Special rooms' are larger with king-sized beds and either balconies with garden/pool views (those on first floor) or wood burning fireplaces (ground floor). Facilities on site include a swimming pool, jacuzzi, a la carte restaurant specialising in typical Mendozan food, a wine bar, an attractive lobby with fireplace and free bike hire.
Days 9 - 12
Hotel Ismael 312 is part of a growing number of modern boutique hotels in Santiago. It is well located next to the Parque Forestal and a short walk from the city centre with it's museums galleries and shops. Rooms have air conditioning and Wi-Fi, whilst the Parque and Ismael rooms have pleasant views. There is no restaurant on site, but there are lots nearby and the hotel concierge service will also help out with reservations if you require them.
Days 13 - 14
Hotel Fauna is perched on the edge of the western section of Cerro Alegre served by the Reina Victoria funicular and only 5 minutes away from the city centre. The hotel is decorated in a quirky, funky style in keeping with the street art and bohemian feel to Valparaíso. The hotel has impressive views over town, Valparaíso’s iconic hills and the bay. All rooms are nice and well equipped but the views in the Superior and Suite room categories make them worth the upgrade. The best views are from the top floor restaurant, bar and terrace.