Day 1, November 30 | Santiago-Valparaiso
, arrive to Santiago, Chile's Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport where you will be met by your tour guide.
Drive to Valparaiso. The most colorful city of Chile, this seaport is a conglomerate of hills, and cobbled stone streets. In 2003, the historic quarter of Valparaíso was declared a United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site.
Early check in at Hotel Palacio Astoreca. Located at Cerro Alegre, this boutique hotel is blessed with the most beautiful views of the Bay of Valparaiso.
After getting settled in the delegation will enjoy a light lunch nearby our hotel.
, we will walk around the beautiful Dimalow promenade. The area is full of enchanting craft shops including one of the oldest candy shops in the country.
, enjoy a sunset dinner at an ocean-side restaurant.
Day 2, December 1 | Valparaiso
, enjoy breakfast meet writer and TV personality Jorge Baradit. Born and raised in Valparaiso, Baradit’s trilogy “The Secret History of Chile” made him an instant star. Written as novels, these history books tell us little known episodes of the history of Chile. Learn about the country’s socio-political history and current state of events.
, enjoy lunch at local restaurant for a traditional Chilean meal.
Walking city tour with local expert. During the 19th century, an influx of European immigrants left their mark on the city’s architecture and cultural institutions, many of which congregate around downtown’s Plaza Sotomayor. An important part of the heritage district is the collection of funiculars that connect the historic Upper and Lower Towns. To this day, this unusual means of transport provides a welcome alternative to those tired of trudging up and down the city’s famous steps all day long!
Before dinner we will visit Pablo Neruda’s home La Sebastiana. The Nobel Prize winner was constantly inspired by this unique and bohemian city.
, enjoy dinner at a nearby restaurant to enjoy one last time the magical view of the port.
Day 3, December 2 | Valparaiso-Casablanca-Santiago
This morning, enjoy breakfast followed by a visit the Mapuche Community of Las Palmas and learn about the Mapuche culture. The natives have inhabited Chile and Argentina since year 600 BC. This is a rare insight into their lives and traditions. The children of the area are welcome on the weekends to learn traditional dances, art and their language Mapudungun (from mapu 'land' and dungun 'speak, speech').
This afternoon, following this special visit, we will drive to wine country-Casa Blanca Valley. Savor Chile's exquisite wines and learn more about Chilean cuisine in a Chef's Table culinary experience during an exclusive visit to a family vineyard. Drive to Santiago, on the way we will have a panoramic tour of the Chilean capital.
Check in Hotel Singular Lastarria. A renovated 1927 mansion with 14 rooms in Santiago’s vibrant Lastarria neighborhood. Understated elegance running through a historic four-story stone structure with marble floors and a winding marble staircase.
This evening, enjoy dinner at leisure.
Day 4, December 3 | Puerto Montt-Puerto Varas
This morning, after an early breakfast, fly to Puerto Montt, gateway to the gorgeous Chilean Lakes District. Transfer to Puerto Varas a charming village established by Chile’s first German settlers. Check in at your hotel Cumbres Patagónicas.
This afternoon, we will take a short drive to Frutillar, a charming village established by Chile’s first German settlers. Observe how their influence remains in the gardens, architecture and enjoy breathtaking views of Osorno Volcano. Chileans are called the English of Latin America, among other reasons because they have daily tea time. Enjoy tea time at Lavanda Casa de Te. This is a lovely tea room amid lavender fields.
This evening, drive back to Puerto Varas and enjoy a late dinner at your hotel where the restaurant offers excellent examples of local cuisine.
Day 5, December 4 | Puerto Varas-Chiloe
, after breakfast travel to the island of Chiloe. It is a magical wonderland where beliefs in ancient superstitions still linger. The rolling landscape is circled by the Pacific and dotted with pretty colorful fishing villages and wonderful stilt houses. Chat to the islanders on your day trip to learn about their traditions and mysterious tales, before you feast on traditional dishes.
, we will return to Puerto Varas and delegates will enjoy dinner at leisure.
Day 6, December 5 | Punta Arenas-Torres del Paine
This morning, after breakfast fly from Puerto Montt to Punta Arenas. We will then drive to Torres del Paine National Park stopping on the way for lunch at a traditional Estancia. These farms have been raising sheep for over 100 years.
This afternoon, check in Hotel Tierra Patagonia. Perched on a bluff on the edge of Chile’s Lake Sarmiento, Tierra Patagonia celebrates all that is majestic about its surroundings while offering a space where comfort reigns. With enormous windows everywhere, the lakes and peaks of Torres del Paine National Park are a constant and awe-inspiring backdrop. Explore the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve site just outside the front door. Enjoy the world class Uma spa or take an easy stroll by the Sarmiento Lake.
This evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel.
Day 7, December 6 | Torres del Paine
This morning, after breakfast enjoy activities in Torres del Paine National Park in the heart of Patagonia. These areas boast a stunning array of mountains, glaciers, lakes and forests. Along with thousands of sheep, Patagonia is home to local animal species such as guanaco, ñandú, condor and flamingo. Explore by vehicle; on horseback with trails providing access to places unreachable by car; by boat along the fjords or rivers; and on foot, with treks ranging from easy walks to much more extensive explorations.
The hotel has enough guides and cars to tailor excursions according the travelers specific interest.
This evening, enjoy dinner at the hotel.
Day 8, December 7 | El Calafate
, after breakfast we will cross the border to Argentina’s Patagonia to the city of El Calafate. Situated on the southern border of Lake Argentino in the southwest part of the Santa Cruz Province. The name of the city is derived from a little bush with yellow flowers and dark blue berries that is very common in Patagonia. Enjoy views of the Andes mountains at one of the most remote places in the world.
, enjoy a lunch box that will be provided. After arriving at Hotel Xelena you can rest or take a five -minute drive to the charming town center.
, enjoy dinner at leisure.
The Perito Moreno Glacier
Day 9, December 8 | Calafate-Perito Moreno
(Spanish: Glaciar Perito Moreno
) is a glacier located in the Los Glaciares National Park in southwest Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. It is one of the most important tourist attractions in the Argentinian Patagonia. The 250 km2
(97 sq mi) ice formation, and 30 km (19 mi) in length, is one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field located in the Andes system shared with Chile. This ice field is the world's third largest reserve of fresh water. The Perito Moreno Glacier, located 78 kilometres (48 mi) from El Calafate was named.
, enjoy lunch in the area overlooking the glacier and afterwards return to El Calafate where we will enjoy dinner at the hotel.
Day 10, December 9 | Buenos Aires
, after breakfast fly to the Capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires. This city with European feel is the most cosmopolitan of the capitals of South America. Check in Alvear Palace Hotel in the exclusive neighborhood of Recoleta. After a light lunch at a nearby hotel you can choose to walk around the area or book a tango lesson class.
we recommend you attend a Tango show. Our favorite is Rojo Tango in Puerto Madero.
Day 11, December 10 | Buenos Aires
This morning, enjoy breakfast at the hotel and after breakfast we will take an architectural tour of Buenos Aires. We will see the most important landmarks of this dashing city: the Casa Rosada, Cabildo, Metropolitan Cathedral, Plaza de Mayo and La Recoleta Cemetery, last resting place of Eve Perón, Argentina’s beloved and controversial former First Lady, who left behind a legacy of social justice.
This afternoon, enjoy a light lunch in one of the hip restaurants in Recoleta.
This evening, we will enjoy a fabulous farewell dinner at one of Buenos Aires best restaurants.
Day 12, December 11 | Buenos Aires
, enjoy breakfast at your hotel before being transferred to the Buenos Aires, Minitro Pistarini Intrernational Airport (EZE). Buen viaje!
Note: This itinerary is subject to change and does not necessarily include all meetings and events that will be in the final program.