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11 Days: Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Peulla, Puerto Varas, Puerto Montt, Santiago, Valparaiso, Vina del Mar

Tour overview
Stunning landscapes and colorful villages abound in this 11-day itinerary. Explore the neo-classical architecture and history of Buenos Aires, and experience why it's nicknamed the "Paris of South America". Revel in what is sure to be a highlight as you cross the pristine waters of Andean lakes by catamaran. Beautiful lush vistas await, as you'll have the opportunity to explore a new picturesque town with every lake crossing. Affordable Brazil would make a nice compliment to this tour.

Day 1 - Arrive Buenos Aires
Arrive Buenos Aires, Argentina, and transfer to the hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure to settle in and get acquainted with the area. (B)

Day 2 - Buenos Aires City Tour
Your guided tour includes a stop at the Plaza de Mayo, where you will find Casa Rosada, where Eva Peron and her husband addressed crowds. Next, see the Cabildo (town hall) and Metropolitan Cathedral before heading to San Telmo and La Boca. Also visit Recoleta cemetery, the burial site of Eva Peron. Continue along Avenida 9 de Julio, the widest avenue in the world. Finally, stop at Palermo before returning to your hotel. This evening, enjoy dinner at an excellent restaurant and experience Argentina's sensual music, dance and culture during a full tango show. (BD)

Day 3 - Buenos Aires (Montevideo)
The day is at leisure to pursue independent activity. You may take a full-day optional trip to Montevideo or a full-day tour to Colonia del Sacramento. (B)

Day 4 - Buenos Aires / Bariloche
Fly to Bariloche, the heart of the Argentine Lakes District. Transfer to the lakeside hotel where sailboards, canoes and mountain bikes are provided free for guests' use. (B)

Day 5 - Bariloche
This morning, enjoy a tour of the spectacular scenic surroundings, including a visit to the Campaneiro viewpoint. The afternoon is at leisure. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (BD)

Day 6 - Bariloche / Andean Lakes Crossing / Peulla
Navigate the full length of the Blest arm of the Nahuel Huapi Lake on a catamaran. Depart from Puerto Pañuelo, sailing west past the Patagonian rain forest. Continue to Puerto Alegre on Frías Lake. From there sail again, getting a first glimpse of Mount Tronador. Disembark at Port Frías and pass through Argentine customs. Continue by bus through the Andes Range, crossing the Argentinean-Chilean border at Vicente Pérez Rosales ass. Then drive to Peulla and cross Chilean customs. The afternoon is free to explore the surrounding area on your own. (BLD)

Day 7 - Peulla / Andean Lakes Crossing / Puerto Varas
Continue by catamaran along Todos los Santos Lake, catching glimpses of Puntiagudo Mountain and the impressive Osorno volcano. In Petrohue,you will get on the bus again, making a stop at Petrohue Falls. Then, going around Lake Llanquihue, you will arrive at Puerto Varas. (B)

Day 8 - Puerto Varas / Puerto Montt / Santiago
This morning, tour Puerto Varas, visiting Philippi Hill for a view of the city. En route to Puerto Montt, stop at Calvario Hill for another panoramic view. Visit picturesque Angelmó Cove. Fly this afternoon to Santiago, Chile. On arrival, you are met and transferred to the hotel. (B)

Day 9 - Santiago - City Tour
Santiago, in its beautiful setting in the Andes, is a delight of sidewalk cafes, flower-filled parks and a well-preserved historic quarter. Your city tour includes such highlights as the city's colonial cathedrals and historic Plaza de Armas, the wrought iron Mercado Central and hillside neighborhoods. Continue to the park at the top of San Cristobal Hill. (B)

Day 10 - Valparaiso & Vina Del Mar
This morning, enjoy a visit to the William Cole Winery in Casablanca Valley. A guide will provide you with a technical explanation of wine roduction, followed by a look at the vineyards and a visit to the tasting room for wine sampling. Continue on to the port city of Valparaiso and the chic resort
town of Viña del Mar. Enjoy lunch at Portofino Restaurant. (BL)

Day 11 - Depart Santiago
The day is at leisure. In the evening, transfer to the airport for your overnight flight home. (B)

Untitled Spreadsheet
          2019        
                   
          Departs Returns Dbl Occ Single Occ  
          Jan 3 Jan 13 $3,492 $5,067  
          Feb 7 Feb 17 $3,492 $5,067  
          Mar 13 Mar 23 $3,492 $5,067  
          Apr 10 Apr 20 $3,410 $4,900  
          May 8 May 18 $3,410 $4,900  
          Jun 5 Jun 15 $3,410 $4,900  
          Jun 27 Jul 7 $3,410 $4,900  
          Aug 14 Aug 24 $3,410 $4,900  
          Sep 11 Sep 21 $3,410 $4,900  
          Oct 2 Oct 12 $3,635 $5,327  
          Nov 6 Nov 16 $3,635 $5,327  
          Nov 24 Dec 4 $3,545 $5,153  
           
          Private departure Dbl Occ Single Occ
          Jan 5 to Mar 31 $3,958 $5,535  
          Apr 1 to Sep 30 $3,880 $5,400  
          Oct 1 to Nov 30 $4,110 $5,835  
          Dec 1 to Dec 20 $4,020 $5,660  
           
          Value Add:
          Complimentary wine Tasting guided Experience in La Cava de El Querandi- Buenos Aires.
         
          Single travelling alone price is available upon request
         
          Hotels        
                   
          Destination Property Room type Meals
          Buenos Aires Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel Classic B
          Bariloche Llao Llao Hotel & Resort (Deluxe Mountain View) B
          Peulla Hotel Peulla Superior BLD
          Puerto Varas Hotel Cabanas Del Lago Superior B
          Santiago Santiago Noi Vitacura Deluxe B
SITA Exclusive:
As a guest of SITA, enjoy a complimentary wine tasting guided experience in La Cava de El Querandi, Buenos Aires.
 
Inclusions:
  • Deluxe & first-class accommodation with private facilities
  • 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • All sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Local English-speaking guides during touring
  • Entrance fees
  • Sail through the Argentinean and Chilean lakes across the Andes
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