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7-day food & wine tour of Santiago de Chile & Mendoza

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Explore both the capital of Chile and Argentina’s main wine region in our 7-day food and wine tour. If you are a wine lover who also enjoys gourmet food, this tour is for you! Starting out in Santiago, we will explore its highlights including some local food markets and wineries. Then, cross the imposing Andes mountains by bus to reach the city of Mendoza and enjoy a cooking class in Lujan de Cuyo or Maipu. Taste some of the finest Argentine wines of the Uco Valley and enjoy a gourmet lunch to immerse yourself in Mendoza’s wine culture.

Itinerary Details

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Day 1 Santiago de Chile

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Upon arrival to the International Airport, you will have a private transfer to your hotel.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Santiago

Welcome to Santiago! Home of Pisco Sour, variety of seafood and marvelous Cabernet Sauvignon. Santiago is the perfect base to explore Chile - the country of the extremes - or just enjoy a few days between the mountains and the ocean. After check-in, the rest of the day will be yours to relax and enjoy the first glances of this beautiful city.

Duration: 5 hour

Day 2 Santiago De Chile - Full-Day City Tour of Santiago with visit to food markets

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After breakfast, you will meet with your private guide at your hotel and will be transferred to “Vega Central” market, located in the downtown area. There, you will find all kinds of fruits, vegetables, cheeses, and spices brought from the agricultural areas of the center of Chile. While walking through the “little Vega”, you will find different kinds of meats, some “cocinerias” (local small restaurants) and more shops that offer variety of spices. You will then wander through “Tirso de Molina” market, where you will be able to taste delicious fresh fruit juice prepared on spot.

Duration: 7 hour

Stop At: Central Market (Mercado Central)

Afterwards, you will head out to the “Central Market”, which was declared national historic monument and where all kinds of fish and seafood from the Pacific Ocean are sold. Throughout the tour, we will talk with different shop employees to learn about the local products and their uses in the typical Chilean cuisine. At the market, you will also get to taste some “Pisco Sour” (Chile’s national drink) accompanied by delicious “Machas a la parmesana” (a kind of seafood with cheese). After that, you will explore the main attractions of Santiago city. Some of the featured sites you will visit are as follows:

Stop At: Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana)

You will walk through “Plaza de Armas”, the main square, surrounded by the Metropolitan Cathedral, the palace of the Royal High Court, the Main Post Office and other buildings of historical interest.

Stop At: Centro Cultural Palacio de la Moneda y Plaza de la Ciudadania

You will then visit the Constitution Square and the palace of “La Moneda”, the current seat of the government.

Stop At: Cerro Santa Lucia

Santa Lucia Hill: where the Spanish conqueror Pedro de Valdivia founded the city of Santiago.

Stop At: Cerro San Cristobal

You will also visit San Cristobal hill, where you will access different lookout points that showcase the city. At the end of the tour, you will be taken back to your hotel.

Day 3 Santiago De Chile - Full-Day Tour to 2 wineries of Maipo Valley

Stop At: Maipo Valley

After breakfast, you will meet with your Spanish-speaking driver at your hotel and will be transferred to Maipo Valley region, where some of the country’s top wines are produced (shared service).

Duration: 8 hour

Stop At: Vina Undurraga

Upon arrival to Undurraga winery, your tour will begin with a walk through the Undurraga family’s park, as well as the “Aliwen” site, where high wooden figures of the Mapuche culture are exhibited. You will then continue visiting the vineyards, passing by the modern winemaking plant and the ancient underground cellars located in Santa Ana de Talagante. Afterwards, you will be able to taste some of their prestigious wines before heading out to Concha y Toro winery.

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Upon arrival to the main house, you will take a walk through the old park, from where you can admire the outside of the house, the former summer residence of the Concha y Toro family. Afterwards, you will visit their wine cellars, where you will learn about the famous legend that made the Chilean wine world famous. During the visit, you will also get to taste different Concha y Toro wines. At the end of the tour, you will be taken back to your hotel. Note: we may visit different wineries if the ones mentioned are not available.

Day 4 Santiago De Chile / Mendoza

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At the appropriate time, you will have a private transfer to Santiago de Chile bus station where you will board your bus to Mendoza. Please remember to keep your passport handy since you will be crossing an international border.

Duration: 20 minutes

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After an 8-hour panoramic bus ride through the Andes range you will reach the city of Mendoza. Upon arrival at the bus station, you will have a private transfer to your hotel.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Mendoza

Welcome to Mendoza! Argentina’s main wine region and heartland of Malbec grape! Mendoza is also well-known for its world renowned mountains such as the Aconcagua (the highest mountain in the Americas), its outdoor activities and its breathtaking landscapes. After check-in, the rest of the afternoon will free to enjoy as you wish.

Duration: 5 hour

Day 5 Mendoza - Cooking class at a winery with lunch

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Today, you will be picked up at your hotel (private service) to take part in a great cooking class at one of the best wineries of the region. Your friendly and knowledgeable chef will be the one to show you the different gastronomical techniques that are used in Mendoza and will also introduce the local ingredients that will be used to prepare your meal. For about 2 to 3 hours, you will learn about the genuine Argentine cuisine while cooking. On this tour, you will also learn about wine and food pairing as you taste some incredible Malbecs. By the end of the class, you will enjoy a great lunch made with all that we have cooked!

Duration: 7 hour

Day 6 Mendoza - Full-Day Visit to 3 wineries of Uco Valley with lunch

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After breakfast, depart on a small-group guided tour to Uco Valley, located about 100 km or 62 miles away from the city of Mendoza. Uco Valley, is considered to be the “new” wine region of Mendoza. A combination of high altitude lands (900 to 1300 masl), alluvial soils, low rains (more than 250 sunny days per year) and wide thermal amplitude, make grape growing the most important activity of the region. Led by insider guides, you will visit three world-class vineyards and wineries. Upon arrival to each winery, you will walk around their facilities and will learn about their different winemaking methods. You will also learn the secrets of this particular “terroir” and its influence in the production of unique wine. After each visit, you will taste some of their featured wines. Before finalizing your tour, you will also enjoy a gourmet lunch paired with the best wines of the region. After that, you will be taken back to your hotel.

Duration: 8 hour

Day 7 Mendoza

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At the appropriate time, you will have a private transfer to the airport. NOTES: the order of the tours in the itinerary may change depending on availability / Our itinerary is pretty flexible so if you need to add any extra tours or extra nights we can quote them for you. Just make sure to let us know in advance using the special requirements box while booking.

Duration: 40 minutes