Day 1 Santiago Arrival day, no activities planned. The day is free to spend at your leisure exploring the city until our welcome meeting this evening. Santiago is Chile’s largest city and capital, with internationally recognized vineyards and Andean ski resorts very close by.
Should you want more time to explore Santiago and do optional day trips, we highly recommend you book additional pre-nights.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Santiago (1B) Enjoy an included city tour of Santiago and in the afternoon take some time to go shopping, sit in a cafe or hike to the lookout of Cerro Santa Lucia.
Santiago City Tour
Day 3 Santiago/Valparaiso (1B) In the morning head to the Casablanca Valley, stopping at a winery to indulge in a wine tasting. Then depart for the colourful seaside town of Valparaiso. Enjoy the street art and snap a few pictures of the bright buildings that line the hills. Wander the streets of the city, before heading back to Santiago. In the evening, board an overnight bus to Pucon.
Santiago Region Winery Tour
Day trip to Valparaiso
Local bus (2.50 hour(s), 128km)
Overnight bus (8.00 hour(s))
Days 4-5 Pucón Enjoy free time in Pucon, try whitewater rafting or explore the area by foot.
Day 5 Pucón (1B) Enjoy another free day to take part in the many activities on offer in Pucón. Opt to hike Villarica volcano (it's active!) or soak in the nearby natural thermal pools.
Day 6 Pucón/San Carlos de Bariloche (1B) Cross the Andes to Argentina. Travel by local bus to San Martin and transfer the rest of the way to Bariloche stopping for photos in the Seven Lake district.
Border Crossing (Chile - Argentina)
Transfer to Bariloche, enjoy the scenery and a couple of photo ops in the Seven Lakes District.
Day 7 San Carlos de Bariloche (1B, 1L) Transfer to a Gaucho Ranch just outside of Bariloche. Enjoy a barbecue for lunch and take to the saddle with a Gaucho by your side.
Bariloche Gaucho Experience
Day 8 San Carlos de Bariloche (1B) Enjoy the beautiful area of the Seven Lakes district. Take a hike in the countryside or wander the town, known for its shops and in particular, artisan chocolate.
Day 9 San Carlos de Bariloche/Buenos Aires (1B) Fly north to the buzzing metropolis that is Buenos Aires, it is a vibrant city full of life.
When you are done exploring, settle your weary feet and enjoy a drink in one of the many sidewalk cafes and restaurants and you will begin to understand the contemplative Argentine way of life. Since Buenos Aires will be your last chance to try the succulent beef, chicken and chorizo parrilladas, dig in and enjoy!
Plane (1.50 hour(s), 1640km)
Day 10 Buenos Aires (1B) Book extra accommodation in Buenos Aires to have more time to explore the city.