Victoria – Toronto
We depart this morning for Toronto. In Toronto we board our direct flight to Santiago, Chile.
Arrival in Santiago
We arrive in Santiago this morning and transfer to our hotel for a five night stay. Afternoon at leisure; welcome dinner this evening. (D)
Today we have a guided city tour of Santiago, including the Museum of Memory and Human Rights, which commemorates the victims of human rights violations during the Pinochet years (1973-1990); the Violeta Parra Museum, which houses the works of this renowned Chilean musician, poet and visual artist; and Pablo Neruda’s House La Chascona, providing an introduction to the politician/ poet’s style. As part of this tour we will stop for a group lunch at Patio Bella Vista. (B/L)
Santiago – Valparaíso – Viña del Mar – Santiago
Guided excursion to the coastal city of Valparaíso, including a walking tour of the Historic Quarter and entrance to Casa Museo La Sebastiana, with its far-reaching views of the Pacific. Time here for lunch on your own, then to the beautiful resort city of Viña del before returning to Santiago. (B)
Santiago – Isla Negra – Santiago
Guided excursion to the coastal town of Isla Negra including entrance to Pablo Neruda’s House, with its collection of intriguing objects and magnificent views over the Pacific Ocean. On our way back to Santiago we drive through the Casablanca Valley, Chile’s fastest growing wine region, and tour a couple of the wineries. (B/L)
Santiago – Mendoza
This afternoon we take a short flight to Mendoza, Argentina. Group dinner this evening. Three nights in Mendoza. (B/D)
Mendoza – Luján de Cuyo – Mendoza
A full-day guided tour to two or three wineries in the Luján de Cuyo region, including an asado cooking class and lunch. (B/L)
Mendoza – Uspallata – Puente del Inca – Mendoza
Today we have a full-day excursion to the Andes, including stops in the villages of Potrerillos and Uspallata; Puente del Inca, a natural rock bridge over the Vacas River; and view of the peak of Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas. Box lunch included. (B/L)
Mendoza – Buenos Aires
This morning we fly from Mendoza to Buenos Aires. Transfer to our hotel, where we spend the next six nights. Evening dinner with tango show, including return coach transportation from hotel. (B/D)
Today we have a guided city tour of Buenos Aires South: La Boca, the neighbourhood famous for its colourful houses, tango and soccer; lunch in San Telmo, the oldest neighbourhood in Buenos Aires; and Plaza de Mayo, where at 3:30 we will see the Madres – a weekly non-violent protest by mothers of children who disappeared during the “Dirty War”, waged by the military government from 1976 to 1983. Remainder of the day free. (B,L)
Buenos Aires – Tigre/Delta – Buenos Aires
An easy, full-day excursion to Tigre and Delta on a private boat with lunch. (B/L)
Guided city tour of Buenos Aires North: Recoleta Cemetery, the resting place of many of Argentina’s most celebrated citizens, including Eva Perón; Museo de Bellas Artes, with its collection of both Latin American and European art; and MALBA (the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires). Remainder of the day free. (B)
Buenos Aires – Tigre/Delta – Buenos Aires
Guided full day excursion to San Antonio de Areco, in the heart of the Pampas region. There we will visit an estancia (estate) and enjoy a traditional gaucho asado and horse show. (B/D)
Day at leisure in Buenos Aires. (B)
Buenos Aires - Toronto
Morning at leisure; afternoon flight from Buenos Aires to Santiago, transferring to our non-stop flight to Toronto. (B)
Toronto – Victoria
Arrive in Toronto early this morning and transfer to our flight to Victoria, arriving midmorning.
Fees and registration
|Tour dates||May 8 – 23, 2018|
|Total tour cost (based on double occupancy)||$7,865.00|
|Early bird cost*||$7,665.00|
INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR: • Return airfare and land transportation • Accommodation • Many meals, as indicated in tour itinerary • Admissions and excursions • Baggage handling at hotels, where available
To ensure a place on this tour a nonrefundable deposit of $500 is required with the registration form by Jan. 26, 2018 (provided space is still available). The balance of payment is due on Feb. 2, 2018.
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