- Roundtrip international and domestic airfare from Toronto*
- Welcome assistance upon arrival and departure at all airports
- Private transfers and porterage between airport and hotel
- 8 nights accommodation
- 2 nights in Cassablanca Valley, Chile at LA CASONA 4-Star, Standard Room
- 3 nights Mendoza, Argentina at The Vines Resort & Spa 5-Star, Standard Room
- 3 nights in Buenos Aires, Argentina at Hotel Intersur 4-Star, Standard Room
- Breakfast daily and other meals as indicated
- Hotel taxes and service charges
*Add-ons from other cities available upon request.
Optional Add-On Tours: (Priced separately)
- Tour of Valaparaiso or Vina del Mar
- Authentic Fiesta Gaucha visit
Due to the temporary closure of Governor Francisco Gabrielli airport in Mendoza, the program as indicated is only available from January 2017. Alternative itineraries available.
Minimum 2 passengers travelling together.
* Specific wineries visited are subject to availability. Rates are subject to availability at time of booking. Not valid during congresses, special events, festivals, Christmas or Carnival. Optional tours and activities are not included and are priced separately.
Deluxe option available featuring Casa Antucura Wine Hotel, Uco Valley and Mendoza available.
Airport and departure taxes not included.
Ongoing monitoring of the Zika virus continues around the world including Central, South America and the Caribbean. Please evaluate your risks before travelling.
Tour Code: LA2617
Day 1 – Friday
TORONTO – SANTIAGO Depart from Toronto to Santiago on an overnight flight.
Day 2 – SaturdayBreakfast / Dinner
SANTIAGO – CASABLANCA VALLEY After breakfast, transfer to the Casablanca Valley and check into LA CASONA at Matetic Vineyards famous for their organic wines. With its rustic charm, superb accommodations and well-maintained gardens, it is the perfect setting to relax by the pool with a glass of wine in hand. Enjoy a welcome cocktail upon arrival followed by a full presentation of Rosario Valley by their specialized guide at El Emporio. Dinner and overnight at the winery.
Day 3 – SundayBreakfast / Lunch / Dinner
CASABLANCA VALLEY After your buffet breakfast, enjoy an outdoor guided excursion such as horseback riding, biking or hiking. Lunch includes mini dishes with wine parings. Tour the cellar, taste four premium wines and take a mini-course in making your own pisco sour. Enjoy dinner and overnight at the winery.
Day 4 – MondayBreakfast
CASABLANCA VALLEY – SANTIAGO – MENDOZA After a buffet breakfast, drive to Santiago. Enjoy a private city tour of Santiago featuring the Palacio de la Moneda, which is the nerve center of the Chilean government and a stunning example of neoclassical architecture. See the Plaza de Armas and the bustling Mercado Central. Ascend to the top of the city for dramatic panoramic views from the beautifully landscaped Cerro Santa Lucia. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Mendoza, Argentina, famous for olive oil production and wine making. Arrival, welcome and transfer to The Vines Resort and Spa and check-in at one of their beautiful one-bedroom villas. Nestled at the base of the majestic Andes in Mendoza’s prestigious Uco Valley, sip the finest wines, explore the glorious terrain, or ride off into the sunset. Feast on the exquisite cuisine of famed chef, Francis Mallmann, and his signature open-flame cooking at Siete Fuegos. Work side-by-side with world-renowned consulting wine maker Santiago Achaval and his expert team to make your custom small-batch wine.
Day 5 – TuesdayBreakfast
MENDOZA Breakfast at the resort. Relax in the Lodge. With its cozy indoor fireplace, cocktail bar and wine cellar, it is a natural gathering place to catch the most beautiful moments of the day and savor new experiences. Choose to horseback ride; gallop through the vineyards into the rugged countryside or in the mountains of nearby Manzano Historico, guided by authentic Argentine gauchos.
Day 6 – WednesdayBreakfast
MENDOZA Breakfast at the resort. Spend your day at leisure, perhaps fly fishing alongside locals or take an excursion to Mendoza’s Uco Valley with hundreds of wineries and limitless outdoor activities. With over 300 days of sunshine a year, the outer regions beckon through rugged mountains, sprawling countryside and flourishing vineyards.
Day 7 – ThursdayBreakfast / Dinner
MENDOZA – BUENOS AIRES After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires, then to your hotel. Spend your afternoon at leisure to explore this cosmopolitan city. Enjoy dinner and an authentic Tango show at one of the city’s most renowned clubs. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8 – FridayBreakfast
BUENOS AIRES After breakfast, take a half-day private city tour accompanied by your own guide to discover Buenos Aires including Plaza de Mayo, the historic Cabildo, Casa Rosada, Congress Palace and the quaint La Boca district. Overnight at hotel.
Day 9 – SaturdayBreakfast
BUENOS AIRES Explore the city at your own pace. Visit one of the many European inspired gardens throughout the city. Optional tour to an Argentinean ranch for authentic Gaucho culture is available to add to your package. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10 – SundayBreakfast
BUENOS AIRES –TORONTO After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your homebound flight.
Day 11 – Monday
TORONTO Morning arrival in Toronto.
- Airport and departure taxes
- Gratuities to guides and drivers
- Items of a personal nature
- Travel insurance
- Local taxes, if applicable
- Visas required for entry into the country as necessary. Please discuss this with your travel agent to determine your requirements prior to departure.
Canadians traveling as tourists, for business or for students require a Visa for entry into Brazil. Consult with your local Brazilian Consulate for details and processing times.
Tourist visas issued to Canadian passport holders are valid for multiple entries and usually five years from the date of issue. To stay in excess of 30 days, visas must be validated at a local police station. Although authorized stays are for a maximum of 90 days per visit, if necessary, an extension may be obtained with the Federal Police in Brazil for a maximum stay of 180 days per year. Such an extension must be requested prior to the expiration of the authorized stay. Canadians applying for a Brazilian entry visa should note that the names on the Canadian passport and visa application must be identical. No initials (this also applies to the names of the parents) or missing names will be accepted by the Brazilian Federal Police. Travelers are provided with an entry/exit card by immigration officials upon entry into Brazil. This card must be presented to officials upon departure from the country. Failure to produce this document upon departure may result in a fine.