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Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile & Montevideo

This city-loving tour encompasses three very contrasting cities in the southern cone: Buenos Aires, Santiago, and Montevideo. With their unique culture, customs, landscape and vibe, you visit all the key attractions of each city, as well as particular places of each destination, such as the town of Areco, nearby Buenos Aires, where the gaucho traditions are still very well kept, and of Chile’s prominent wine regions nearby Santiago.      

WHAT’S INCLUDED:

  • International & Domestic flights
  • Daily breakfast, all transfers, tours with bilingual guides, and local taxes
  • 3 nights accommodation in double room in Buenos Aires
  • 1 half-day Classic City tour in Buenos Aires
  • 1 Dinner Tango Show at Rojo Tango in Buenos Aires
  • 1 full-day tour Gaucho Town & Ranch in Buenos Aires
  • 2 nights accommodation in double room in Santiago de Chile
  • 1 half day Santiago Culinary Experience
  • 1 full-day Viña del Mar & Valparaiso
  • 2 nights accommodation in double room in Montevideo
  • 1 half-day City tour with lunch in Montevideo

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:

  • Meals and drinks other than those mentioned
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional tours and experiences
  • Any items not mentioned 

 

5 Star Hotels: from  US$ 4,361* 

Buenos Aires: Alvear Palace Hotel 

Santiago:-The Singular Santiago Hotel 

Montevideo:  Sofitel Montevideo Hotel

 

4 Star Hotels: from  US$ 3,349* 

Buenos Aires: Mine Hotel 

Santiago:  NH Ciudad Santiago Hotel 

Montevideo:  NH Columbia Hotel

*Price per person in US$, based on std. room in 4– and 5-star accommodations, subject to availability and may change without notice. Airfare included. Please read terms and conditions. Insurance is highly recommended. This is an exclusive promotion through Borello Travel & Tours.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION:

Day 01: Buenos Aires

Upon arrival, private transfer from the airport to the selected hotel.

Day 02: Buenos Aires

Half day classic city tour

Enjoy a three-hour sightseeing tour of Buenos Aires, a cosmopolitan city that reflects the rich heritage of the numerous immigrants that shaped Argentina’s capital. The tour starts at the historic Plaza de Mayo square, flanked by the Government House, better as the "Pink House”; the Cabildo (the old City Hall) and the Cathedral. Further south, visit the picturesque port neighborhood of La Boca with its colorful street Caminito, a pedestrian street filled with art stalls and performing artists; its unique architecture---painted in a rainbow of colors, and traditions that the influence of the European immigrants, especially Genovese sailors, who settled along these shores at the end of the 19th century. The tour continues towards San Telmo, one of the oldest and most charming neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, which has preserved most of its architectural heritage and boasts lovely cobblestone streets lined with colonial townhouses, cafes and antique shops.  Next on the tour is the upscale waterfront district of Puerto Madero and Palermo neighborhood with its elegant residences set among large grassy parks. The tour concludes in Recoleta, Buenos Aires’ most sophisticated and high-end neighborhood.

Dinner & Show Rojo Tango – (Faena Hotel & Universe)

PM departure from the hotel to Rojo Tango. Sit back and enjoy one of the best dinners and tango shows in the city, Rojo Tango at the Faena Hotel + Universe. Rojo Tango takes the audience through the history of tango, with all of its love, passion, madness and glamour. Return to hotel.

Day 03: Buenos Aires

Full Day Tour Gaucho Town & Ranch

Discover Argentine traditions in San Antonio de Areco, one of the oldest towns in the country and the birthplace of the Gaucho. Located in the Pampas, 130 km from Buenos Aires, the town has retained the gaucho spirit of the 18th century with its narrow colonial streets, church, bars and museums. Take a walking tour, visiting Ricardo Guiraldes Gaucho Museum, which honors Guiraldes, who brought the gaucho to life in his cult novel  Don Segundo Sombra (1926). Admire master silversmiths at work in their studios and marvel at the skills of leather craftsmen. Visit the Workshop and Museum of the Creole Silversmith. Take a break at a 200-year-old Gauchos Bar (pulperie) and visit a working “Estancia” (ranch), where activities include a horse and carriage ride, dining  out for luncheon on Argentinean asado (barbeque),  listening to folklore music,  and watching gauchos perform their horseback riding skills. 

Day 04: Buenos Aires – Santiago de Chile 

At appropriate time, private transfer to the airport for your flight to Santiago de Chile. From Santiago airport, private transfer to the Selected Hotel. 

Half day Santiago Culinary Experience

This is a unique mostly walking tour, departing from your hotel and taking the metro to visit Santiago’s food markets to learn Chilean culinary traditions and taste delicious local products. Markets visited are Mercado Central and La Vega central. While the hostess explains and teaches all about the local products, their origins and names, it also buys the necessary products to prepare at her home a traditional lunch paired with delicious local wines.

Lunch includes a welcome drink “chicha”, baked bread and pebre, chilean salsa. In the cooking class you learn how to prepare a Charquican, all paired with Chilean salad, wine, a traditional dessert “mote con huesillos” and coffee.

Day 05: Santiago de Chile

Full day Valparaíso y Viña del Mar

Departure from the hotel at approximately 9 am for a tour of the city’s main attractions: the commercial port, Chile’s Capitol, the multi-coloured houses that sit on the mountain hills, parks and diverse historic monuments. Valparaiso city turns into a bohemian centre by the night with many bars and restaurants to explore. Visit “La Sebastiana”, one of the houses of the Nobel Prize winner Pablo Neruda, which today is a museum.

The tour continues to Viña del Mar, also known as the “Garden City” thanks to the amount of parks and gardens. The Casino somehow reflects the aristocratic character that the founder, José Francisco Vergara, tried to give to this city. The tour continues by Reñaca, a very long beach and one of the most exclusive of the central coast of Chile, which has prestigious restaurants and modern buildings. Return to selected hotel

Day 06: Santiago de Chile - Montevideo

At appropriate time, private transfer to the airport for your flight to Montevideo. From Montevideo airport, private transfer to the Selected Hotel.

Day 07: Montevideo

Half Day Montevideo City Tour with lunch  

This tour encompasses the most important spots of Montevideo, visiting the most “characteristic” places in town, giving visitors a flavor of Uruguayan life and culture. Walk around the "Old City" to see and enjoy the European architecture of the buildings, visiting the Gaucho Museum and the colorful street markets. The tour includes the classical visit to the traditional Port Market, where they may see some “Candombe” performances and visit the famous art galleries after visiting the different craft shops of the area. A visit to the residential neighborhood of Carrasco, Punta Gorda and Pocitos and the joy of the lovely “Rambla” along the coastline of the city will complete the landscape of this great city. Lunch included.

Day 08: Montevideo

At appropriate time, private transfer to the airport for your designated flight. 

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Tour descriptions and approximate times are for informational purposes only.
Some places described may be substituted and/or approximate times may be subject to change, due to unexpected circumstances or weather conditions.