Small Group Discoveries

+ Discover two distinctive towns along the Chilean coast: Viña del Mar and charming Valparaiso.
+ Delight in the luxury of Cavas Wine Lodge and tailor your stay with a choice of activities.
+ Visit some of Mendoza’s finest vineyards and taste the esteemed vintages of Argentina’s best-known wine region.
+ Dig in to the earliest days of Buenos Aires at the unusual Zanjon de Granados underground archaeological site.
+ Thrill to authenticTango at La Ventana, known for the passion of its dancers and musicians.
+ Stay at the exceptional Llao Llao Hotel and immerse in the natural beauty of Patagonia.
  • Day 1 – Welcome to Santiago, Chile

    On arrival at the airport, you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted to Le Reve, our intimate and elegant boutique hotel ideally situated in one of the city’s finest neighborhoods. This afternoon, our engaging native-born guide will show you the sites, culture and vibrant life of the capital. Your exploration begins with a walking tour through the historic city center, home to fine Colonial-era landmarks including La Moneda Palace and the historic Plaza de Armas. At the Mercado Central, set in a French-inspired architectural landmark, you’ll mingle with city residents who come here daily to shop for vegetables, fruits, fresh fish and other produce. Continue through charming and peaceful city neighborhoods like Merced and Lastarria, and enjoy a guided stroll through Parque Forestal, a delightful urban oasis along the banks of the Mapocho River. Take a break in one of the nearby cafes and finish your sightseeing atop San Cristobal Hill, famous for its sweeping views of the city set against a spectacular mountain backdrop.
  • Day 2 – Valparaiso + Viña del Mar

    Today’s full day excursion reveals two distinctive towns set along Chile’s Pacific Coast. Setting out after breakfast, you’ll begin in Valparaiso, an historic port and university town nestled between the mountains and sea. Encompassing both the historic Old Town and newer areas of this coastal city, your tour includes Plaza de la Victoria with its lovely Neptune Fountain and the bustling harborside wharves. Highlighting the morning is a guided visit through La Sebastiana, the remarkable former residence of Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda. Set on a hill with wonderful views of the city and sea, this landmark is now a museum that offers rich insight into Neruda’s life and work.
     
    Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant, accompanied by fine Chilean wine and views of the bay, and then follow your guide into a nearby pastry shop; it will be a small local place, one you might never find on your own, but selected by our guide for the quality of its freshly-baked alfajores – a local favorite that is perhaps best described as the finest sandwich cookie you’ll ever have!
     
    After lunch, your sightseeing continues in Viña del Mar. Originally founded in the 19th century, this coastal town quickly grew into a seaside resort popular with wealthy Santiago residents who had acquired the custom of keeping a second home for weekend and holiday getaways. Today, it’s still the country’s premier coastal resort and along with its beautiful beaches and bustling commercial areas, you’ll discover lovely gardens and a charming ambience. After sightseeing, we’ll take you back to your luxury hotel in Santiago where the evening is yours to dine, relax and enjoy as you wish.  Meals B+L
  • Day 3 – Fly to Mendoza + Cavas Wine Lodge

    After breakfast, you’ll be escorted to the airport for your included international flight into the heart of Argentina’s esteemed Wine Country. On arrival in Mendoza, you’ll be met and escorted to our vineyard hotel, the luxurious Cavas Wine Lodge. Situated on a picturesque 55-acre vineyard at the foot of the Andes, all of the Lodge’s stylish guestrooms feature spectacular views of the Andes and spa-style bathrooms with a separate shower and vintage soaking tub. With innovative inside and outside living space, your luxury accommodation also includes an outdoor shower, a private plunge pool and a rooftop terrace with comfortable seating and a wood-burning fireplace – the ideal setting to relax with a glass of Argentine wine as the sun sets behind the Andes. After time to refresh, you can experience the region’s vibrant culture at an artist’s studio in the nearby town of Chacras de Coria or join the Lodge’s chef for a cooking class in the vineyards. If you prefer a more active excursion, horseback riding or bicycling along quiet vineyard roads can also be arranged. Your stay at Cavas also includes a 1-hour massage or wine-tasting in our Lodge’s wine cellar.  Meals B+L+D
  • Day 4 – Along the Wine Roads of Mendoza

    Today you will set out to explore the wineries and award-winning vintages of Mendoza. The regions is perhaps best known for its award-winning Malbec, a Bordeaux variety introduced to Argentina from France in the mid 19th century; other esteemed regional reds include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Tempranillo. For white-wine enthusiasts, Argentina is best-known for its floral Torrontés, but also produces Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio.
     
    With our expert guide and an intimate group of never more than 16 guests, you can truly indulge in today’s winery tours and wine-tastings as you get to know the region’s vinicultural traditions with local experts and people who are living their passion for fine wine-making. Back at the Lodge this evening, you’ll sit down to another gourmet dinner and the opportunity to relax with a glass of wine on your private rooftop terrace.  Meals B+L+D
  • Day 5 – Fly to Bariloche in Patagonia

    After breakfast, bid farewell to the exceptional Cavas Wine Lodge and transfer to the airport for your included flight deep into the breathtaking landscapes of Patagonia. On arrival in the inviting town of Bariloche, you’ll be met and escorted to the Llao Llao Hotel. Inspired by the grand and historic resorts of the American and Canadian Rockies, this deluxe resort is a member of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World and promises an exceptional stay. Your exceptional room is in the luxurious Moreno wing, fully air-conditioned with a beautiful view of the lake. The rest of your afternoon is at leisure to enjoy our hotel’s splendid hilltop setting, nestled between picturesque Lake Nahuel Huapi and Lake Moreno with sweeping views of the surrounding mountain ranges.  Meals B
  • Day 6 – Bariloche + The Lakes District

    Journey along the lakeshore to San Carlos de Bariloche and ascend the Campanario Chairlift for breathtaking views. A guided walk through an old-growth forest reveals captivating vistas of lakes and mountains. Sample local beer with traditional tapas, and return to our wonderful resort to enjoy a free afternoon. meals b
  • Day 7 – Fly to Buenos Aires

    After breakfast and a leisurely morning, we’ll take you to the airport for your included flight to Buenos Aires. On arrival in the capital, you’ll be met and escorted to the Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt. Situated in one of the city’s most prestigious districts, this visually striking landmark blends the 1930’s charm of the French Palacio Duhau with contemporary design, exceptional service and luxury amenities. Then step out with your in-the-know guide for a guided stroll through the surrounding neighborhood of Recoleta, renowned for its elegant tree-lined streets, French-inspired architecture, and upscale shops and eateries. End your afternoon at a lively downtown café for coffee and buttery sweet medialunas – the Argentine answer to the French croissant! This is a delightful way to experience a bit of the city’s allure.  Meals B
  • Day 8 – The Argentine Capital

    The capital of Argentina presents a rich mosaic of cultures. You’ll encounter Spanish, Italian, German and French influences nearly everywhere you turn – in the architecture, the cuisine and the joie de vivre of its residents. This morning, you’ll join our native-born guide for a sightseeing tour beginning in Plaza de Mayo - the historic heart of the city and still a popular gathering spot for local residents. At one end, you’ll see the impressive façade of the Casa Rosada, where Juan Peron and Maria Eva Duarte famously delivered their speeches from the central balcony.
     
    You’ll continue through the vibrant district of San Telmo, known for its many antique shops, and explore La Boca, the historic waterfront district where the Tango was born. You’ll also visit Zanjon de Granados; dating back to the 1700’s and discovered in 1986, this unusual subterranean network of tunnels and cisterns offers a fascinating look into urban life centuries ago. Before returning to your luxury hotel, you’ll also visit the Recoleta Cemetery. Among the many impressive statues and marble mausoleums marking the tombs of past presidents, military heroes and other notable Argentine figures, you’ll find the much-visited final resting place of Evita.
     
    Your afternoon is free to enjoy more of this friendly city at your own pace. Tonight, you’ll enjoy dinner and a fiery Tango show at La Ventana, renowned for the skill and passion of its dancers and musicians.  Meals B+D
  • Day 9 – Depart Buenos Aires

    After breakfast, you’ll be escorted to the airport for your onward journey. Fly home, or travel with us to Iguassu Falls and exciting Rio de Janeiro.  Meals B

Extend Your Trip

  • Iguassu + Rio Extension

    5-Day Post-Tour Extension from $2,599

    This affordable, easy-to-add Trip Extension includes your flights from Buenos Aires to Iguassu and Iguassu to Rio, 2 nights at the luxurious Das Cataratas in Iguassul's National Park, 2 nights at the iconic Belmond Copacabana Palace hotel, daily breakfast and Small Group sightseeing with never more than 16 guests.

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  • Le Reve - Santiago, Chile

    Le Reve Boutique Hotel is perfectly located in the historic tree-lined district of Providencia, close to restaurants, museums and theaters. The hotel’s original French architecture has been lovingly restored, creating a sophisticated and elegant ambiance. Its 31 guest rooms are tastefully decorated and equipped with complimentary WiFi, air conditioning, flat panel, TV,and in-room safe.

  • Cavas Wine Lodge - Mendoza, Argentina

    Nestled in a 55 acre vineyard, Cavas Wine Lodge is an 18 room boutique property strategically located between the best known wineries and the magnificent Andes Mountain range. Only half hour drive south of Mendoza city.

  • Llao-Llao Resort - Bariloche, Argentina

    This world-famous deluxe resort is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World and provides the ultimate in service and scenery. The hotel is perched atop a hill between the picturesque Lake Nahuel Huapi and Lake Moreno, with views of stunning Mt. Lopez, Mt. Capilla, and Mt. Tronador. There are two in-house restaurants, as well as a clubhouse serving lunch to those who visit the golf course located onsite. Facilities also include a deluxe spa, golf course, gym, aerobics/dance classes, and game room. Rooms include mini-bar, cable TV, and safe.

  • Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt - Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Located in the stylish Recoleta district, the Park Hyatt combines the 1930's charm of the French Palace Duhau with contemporary design and decor. Surrounded by luxury boutiques, its beautiful gardens and outstanding spa offer a quiet oasis in the heart of Buenos Aires. Its modern guest rooms include flat-screen television, walk-in shower, in-room safe, and internet access. Hotel facilities include several inviting restaurants and bars, as well as an art gallery.

Our Small Group Journey Value

+ Escorted comprehensive sightseeing and cultural activities with never more than 16 guests including all entry fees
+ A choice of included activities to tailor your stay in Argentina’s wine country
+ 14 meals: 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners
+ 8 nights in our luxury boutique hotels and award-winning mountain resort
+ All on-tour transportation including airport transfers and both internal flights
+ Luggage handling, hotel taxes and service charges, and all airline fees and fuel charges for both included flights

Trip Pricing

  • Traveling as a single?

Arrive Santiago - Per Person Double

Dates   Retreat to our Luxury Hotels + Resorts
Departure Return   Regular Deal
1/25/2019
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2/2/2019 $7099 $6799
 
2/8/2019
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2/16/2019 $7099 $6799
 
2/22/2019
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3/2/2019 $7099 $6799
 
3/8/2019
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3/16/2019 $7099 $6799
 
3/22/2019
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3/30/2019 $7099 $6799
 
4/5/2019
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4/13/2019 $7099 $6799
 
9/20/2019
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9/28/2019 $7099 $6799
 
10/11/2019
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10/19/2019 $7099 $6799
 
10/25/2019
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11/2/2019 $7099 $6799
 
11/8/2019
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11/16/2019 $7099 $6799
 
12/6/2019
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12/14/2019 $7099 $6799
 

Select all Deals that apply for best available price.

  • Save $600 per couple + $300 solo on all of our Small Group, Small Ship and Private Journeys when you pay-in-full at time of booking.
  • Travel is one of life's most rewarding experiences, perhaps even more so when it's shared with those you love! Combine our limited-time pay-in-full discount with our Family & Friends offers and save even more:
    • Save $50 more per person when 3 guests go
    • Save $100 more per person with 4 people
    • Save $150 more per person with 5 people
    • Save $200 more per person with 6 or more people!
    For Groups of 8 or more please call 800.221.2216

Extend Your Trip

  • Iguassu + Rio Extension

    5-Day Post-Tour Extension from $2,599

    This affordable, easy-to-add Trip Extension includes your flights from Buenos Aires to Iguassu and Iguassu to Rio, 2 nights at the luxurious Das Cataratas in Iguassul's National Park, 2 nights at the iconic Belmond Copacabana Palace hotel, daily breakfast and Small Group sightseeing with never more than 16 guests.

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Trip Pricing

  • Traveling as a single?

Travel Any Day - Per Person Double

Dates   Luxury
Departure Return   Regular Deal
1/1/2019 6/30/2019 $7499 $7199
 
7/1/2019 12/31/2019 $7499 $7199
 

Select all Deals that apply for best available price.

  • Save $600 per couple + $300 solo on all of our Small Group, Small Ship and Private Journeys when you pay-in-full at time of booking.
  • Travel is one of life's most rewarding experiences, perhaps even more so when it's shared with those you love! Combine our limited-time pay-in-full discount with our Family & Friends offers and save even more:
    • Save $50 more per person when 3 guests go
    • Save $100 more per person with 4 people
    • Save $150 more per person with 5 people
    • Save $200 more per person with 6 or more people!
    For Groups of 8 or more please call 800.221.2216

Extend Your Trip

  • Iguassu + Rio Extension

    5-Day Post-Tour Extension from $2,599

    This affordable, easy-to-add Trip Extension includes your flights from Buenos Aires to Iguassu and Iguassu to Rio, 2 nights at the luxurious Das Cataratas in Iguassul's National Park, 2 nights at the iconic Belmond Copacabana Palace hotel, daily breakfast and Small Group sightseeing with never more than 16 guests.

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Trip Reviews

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(23 Traveler Reviews)

  • Georgeann from NM gives this tour 

    Accommodation was great, enjoyed the chairlift, the view was marvelous.


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    Date Traveled: 1/18/2019

  • Don & Laura from OH gives this tour 

    The quality of the lodging and tour guides were great.


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    Date Traveled: 12/7/2018

  • Eileen from NY gives this tour 

    We went on a personal tour and loved the personal attention that we received. The guides were delightful with a great deal of personality as well as information about the areas we visited. The hotels were top notch. We hit the highlights of each city but wished we had more time with the guides to do a more comprehensive tour of Santiago and Buenos Aires. Half a day of touring is just not enough. We loved being met inside immigration by the A&R representative who briefed us on how to get through immigration. Such a nice and personal touch.


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    Date Traveled: 10/6/2017

  • Raphael from NY gives this tour 

    We went on a private tour and enjoyed the personal touch that each tour guide gave us at each city. Hotels, transportation and food were excellent. The guides really made the trip interesting and informative and we loved the time spent with them where they answered all our questions about the history of the city/country.


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    Date Traveled: 10/6/2017

  • Joseph from FL gives this tour 

    Well organized, planned trip. Excellent selection of hotels and guides. Special thanks to Melanie Delworth to help us to pick the tour and updated us constantly about the last minute changes.


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    Date Traveled: 3/30/2017

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