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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)

                             
            2017                
                             
            Departs Returns Dbl Occ Single Occ          
            Aug 14 Aug 24 $3,850 $5,702          
            Sep 11 Sep 21 $3,520 $5,040          
            Oct 2 Oct 12 $3,780 $5,512          
            Nov 6 Nov 16 $3,780 $5,512          
            Nov 24 Dec 4 $3,793 $5,543          
                             
            Private departure Dbl Occ Single Occ            
            Jul 1 - Aug 20 $4,318 $6,203            
            Aug 21 - Sep 30 $3,984 $5,536            
            Oct 1 - Nov 30 $4,262 $6,025            
            Dec 1 - Dec 20 $4,277 $6,059            
                             
            Value Add:                
            Complimentary wine Tasting guided Experience in La Cava de El Querandi- Buenos Aires.          
                             
            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        
                             
            2018                
                             
            Departs Returns Dbl Occ Single Occ          
            Jan 3 Jan 13 $4,210 $5,755          
            Feb 7 Feb 17 $4,210 $5,755          
            Mar 13 Mar 23 $4,055 $5,630          
            Apr 10 Apr 20 $4,093 $5,543          
            May 8 May 18 $4,093 $5,543          
            Jun 5 Jun 15 $4,093 $5,543          
            Jun 27 Jul 7 $4,282 $5,822          
            Aug 14 Aug 24 $4,282 $5,822          
            Sep 11 Sep 21 $4,140 $5,535          
            Oct 2 Oct 12 $4,346 $5,930          
            Nov 6 Nov 16 $4,346 $5,930          
            Nov 24 Dec 4 $4,346 $5,930          
                             
            Private departure Dbl Occ Single Occ            
            Jan 5 to Feb 28 $4,692 $6,236            
            Mar 1 to 31 $4,735 $6,340            
            Apr 1 to 30 $4,585 $6,067            
            May 1 to Jun 30 $4,778 $6,348            
            Jul 1 to Aug 20 $4,635 $6,210            
            Aug 21 to Sep 30 $4,655 $6,220            
            Oct 1 to Nov 30 $4,856 $6,472            
            Dec 1 to Dec 20 $5,060 $6,880            
                             
            Value Add:                
            Complimentary wine Tasting guided Experience in La Cava de El Querandi- Buenos Aires.          
                             
            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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