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South America Art, Culture, and Cuisine

Authentic Luxury South America: Art, Culture, and Cuisine

Across South America
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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
18 days
From: $ 8,590 $ 477 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Visit Argentina, Chile, Peru & Uruguay in a Mix of Cultural atmosphere,
  • Discover The Gaucho and Estancia traditions, creole Artists ateliers and Pulperias in The Pampas' ,
  • Dance tango in a Milongas with the locals
  • Take the ferry to Uruguay & appreciate the historic Colonia and Montevideo
  • Taste Chilean wines and have a Peruvian gastronomic experience in Lima.
  • Explore the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu citale, visit prestigious  artisans in Cusco.

Short Description

Visit Argentina, Chile, Peru & Uruguay in a Mix of Cultural atmosphere, Nature and Gourmet trip! Discover The Gaucho and Estancia traditions, creole Artists ateliers and Pulperias in The Pampas' , Dance tango in a Milongas with the locals.Take the ferry to Uruguay & appreciate the historic Colonia and Montevideo.Taste Chilean wines and have a Peruvian gastronomic experience in Lima.Explore the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu citale, visit prestigious  artisans in Cusco.

Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Trip Type Private Guided
Off the beaten track trips will stretch your comfort zone. They don't always feature tourist highlights, but dive deeper into local life and culture.
Itinerary Focus Off the Beaten Path
The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Lodging Level Luxury - 5 star
Flights & Transport Internal airfare and ground transport
Start City Buenos Aires
End City Cusco

Trip Includes

Accommodation; 17 nights.

All including drinks.

Entrance fees to: Machu Picchu.

3 domestic flights; Montevideo – Santiago – Lima – Cusco.

All land transportation and professional, locally guided excursions as included in the itinerary. All excursions are privately operated or in small exclusive groups.

Flight and port taxes.

Personalized Cconcierge service from our local experience manager before and during the trip;

24/7 emergency phone and Whatsapp for urgent assistance from our staff.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Buenos Aires - The Pampas, Argentina

Meals: Lunch (according to flight times) dinner with drinks and wines.

Accommodation: La Bamba de Areco, Buenos Aires

You’ll be welcomed by our local guide at the airport at a special meeting, after which you begin your South American adventure by journeying towards the Pampas, approximately one hour and a half from the city.

We will stay at an “Estancia”, ideally located only 120 km from Buenos Aires and close to San Antonio de Areco, in the heart of the Pampa, one of the oldest estancias in Argentina. Enjoy the feeling of being welcomed into a private home and property steeped in history and tradition, making this hotel a special and timeless place for relaxation where the gaucho traditions are still alive.

Day 2: Gauchos traditions, creole Artists ateliers and Pulperias in The Pampas

Meals: Full board at the Estancia with drinks and wines.

Accommodation: La Bamba de Areco, Buenos Aires

San Antonio de Areco is the ideal place to get acquainted with Gaucho’s traditions and enjoy the countryside. Walk around the historical centre with a local; understand how Creole artists’ ateliers create the local crafts, visit Draghi and Guirlades Museum and enjoy lunch at a typical Pulperia with local wine.

Day 3: Buenos Aires highlights

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch with drinks.
Accommodation: Legado Mitico Boutique Hotel, Buenos Aires

We depart for Buenos Aires, the capital and a hub of Brazil’s famous cosmopolitan culture. We will stay in Palermo neighbourhood, to get a feeling of how the “locals live”. We spend the afternoon tracing the steps of Evita across Buenos Aires, including visiting the Evita Museum.

Day 4: Visiting tango neighbourhoods, Filetado Porteño painting & Milongas with the locals

Meals: breakfast and dinner with drinks.

Accommodation: Legado Mítico Boutique hotel, Buenos Aires

Today we visit Buenos Aires’ tango neighbourhoods, San Telmo and La Boca where we’ll learn the Fileteado Porteño technique from a local artist. Enjoy a full tango evening, even trying your first steps of this famous dance with a local dancer. The evening also features an Argentine dinner accompanied by local wines and a stroll along the Milongas.

Day 5: Take the ferry to Uruguay & appreciate the historic Colonia

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch with drinks
Accommodation: Charco Hotel, Colonia del Sacramento

An hour’s ferry ride brings you to the beautiful Uruguayan city of Colonia del Sacramento. A short private transfer gets you to the loveliest hotel in town. During the day enjoy a private guided walk through the historical downtown, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and taste local wines, cheese and homemade desserts at a charming little place called El Buen Suspiro.

Day 6: Irurtia Winery visit

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch with drinks

Accommodation: Charco Hotel, Colonia del Sacramento

Today we visit Irurtia winery, a family project which began in 1913 near Carmelo’s Hill and maintains its traditions to date. Wander around the property walking through the vines and visiting the cellar to enjoy the wines, homemade breads and cheese.

Day 7: Colonia - La Brida visit & cheese tasting - Montevideo

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch with drinks

Accommodation: Oliva Luxury Hotel, Montevideo

After breakfast, a private transfer will drive you to the capital city of Montevideo. On the way, we’ll stop at La Brida blue cheese manufacturing establishment to taste their exceptional cheese.

Rest of the day remains free to explore Montevideo, a calm and charming city overlooking the river and to relax at the hotel´s spa.

Day 8: Montevideo City Tour & visit to Bouza Winery

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch with drinks and wines

Accommodation: Oliva Luxury Hotel, Montevideo

After visiting the highlights of Montevideo in a city tour, we’ll visit Bouza Winery, Enjoy city vibes with a generous dash of culture with a Montevideo city highlights tour. After the tour we visit Bouza Winery, located in the Melilla area.

Surrounded by native woods, this winery was built using the basic structure of an old winery that had been functioning since 1942. We tour the vineyards, learn about winemaking and enjoy the varied local fauna and flora. You’ll also be able to appreciate part of the owner’s collection of impeccably well-kept antique cars, including a Ford T from 1926, Citroen 1950, Alfa Romeo Spider 1960 and 1926 train wagons. From here make your way to the cave for wine tasting and lunch.

Day 9: Montevideo – Santiago

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Le Reve Boutique Hotel, Santiago

Fly in to Santiago (private airport transfers included) and spend the day discovering the main attractions of the city, including the city’s historical centre, the Cerro Santa Lucia, the bohemian Bellavista neighbourhood, the new centre of the city and the modern neighbourhoods of Las Condes and Vitacura. The Memorial Museum is the perfect place to discover Santiago’s rich history.

Day 10: Delightful day spent on vineyards, & discovering local crafts and literature

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch with wines.
Accommodation: Le Reve Boutique Hotel, Santiago

Visit the cellar and vineyards of a traditional winery and enjoy a delicious wine tasting. Continue towards the rustic village of Pomaire, known for its handicrafts, and experience local food of the area in a typical Chilean lunch. End the day at Isla Negra, to learn about the life and work of Pablo Neruda.

Day 11: Cultural & culinary Santiago

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner with wines

Accommodation: Le Reve Boutique Hotel, Santiago

Spend your last day in Santiago visiting the Fine Art Museum and the Pre-Columbian Museum. Enjoy dinner at a restaurant in the bohemian neighbourhood of Bellavista, and take a walk around its bars and craft shops.

Day 12: Santiago – Lima (Peru) enjoying city attractions & local dances

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch with drinks.

Accommodation: Hotel Arawi Boutique, Lima

In the morning you’ll be transferred to the airport to arrive in Lima, where another private transfer takes you to your boutique hotel.

Spend the afternoon enjoying Lima’s main attractions, including the famous Parque del Amor, the archaeological site of Huaca Pucllana, the residential areas such as El Olivar, San Martin Square, the Church of San Francisco de Asís, the catacombs, the Mayor Square, the Cathedral and Palaces. At the bohemian district of Barranco we will visit the Mario Testino Art Gallery. In the evening enjoy a buffet dinner while you watch a show of Peruvian typical dances at the traditional La Dama Juana Restaurant.

Day 13: a Peruvian gastronomic experience

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with drinks.

Accommodation: Hotel Arawi Boutique, Lima

Your gourmet experience begins with a visit to the renowned Suquillo market where you will be able to appreciate Peru’s produce and seafood. At the market, partake in a demonstration of Peruvian cooking and learning how to prepare a Pisco Sour.

Enjoy a five-course dinner paired with a bottle of local wine at Malabar Restaurant.

Day 14: Lima – Cusco

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch with drinks.

Accommodation: Palacio Manco Capac, Cusco

We fly to Cusco and arrive by private transfer to our hotel. The day is left free for you to enjoy the new destination and get used to altitude. In the evening enjoy a five-course dinner in one of the best restaurants in the town, La Calle del Medio.

Day 15: Cusco’s main attractions & Mendivil’s Atelier

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch with drinks.

Accommodation: Palacio Manco Capac, Cusco

Stroll around Cusco’s streets and discover its main attractions. We stop for lunch at Limo Restaurant and later visit the Mendivil’s Atelier, one of the most prestigious and important artisans in Cusco. After learning some crafts in his workshop, walk along San Blas, the Craftsmen neighbourhood and visit the stone with twelve angles.


Day 16: Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with drinks.

Accommodation: Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba, Sacred Valley

Explore the village and the market of Pisac, lunch at the Alhambra restaurant in Urubamba and continue to Ollantaytambo, the only Inca town that still preserves the pre-Hispanic architectural style.  We will stay at the Inkaterra Sacred Valley, a contemporary hacienda-style hotel and the perfect base for our Machu Picchu adventures. A typical country accommodation, the hotel is surrounded by breathtaking mountain and valley views.

Dinner is based on a ‘land to table’ concept where guests are encouraged to pick their own organic plants and taste the most amazing dishes.

Day 17: Feeling the energy of the Machu Picchu citadel

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch with drinks.

Accommodation: Palacio Manco Capac, Cusco

Board the luxurious Hiram Bingham Train to reach Aguas Calientes town, and then reach the majestic citadel of Machu Picchu by bus. Explore its ancient ruins and history, and after lunch descend to Aguas Calientes and return to Cusco.

Day 18: Depart Cusco

Meals: Breakfast

Your amazing journey ends today as you are privately transferred to the airport for your flight home – or your next destination.

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"We recently booked an extensive two week trip of Argentina and Chile through Across South America We approached the company by email (in English) from Australia and advised them what our interests and budget were.
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Flights & Transport

Internal airfare and ground transport

Group Size:

Private - your group only

Accomodations

La Bamba de Areco, Estancia in Buenos Aires; Legado Mitico Boutique Hotel, Buenos Aires;Charco Hotel, Colonia del Sacramento; Oliva Luxury Hotel, Montevideo; Le Reve Boutique Hotel, Santiago; Hotel Arawi Boutique, Lima;Palacio Manco Capac, Cusco; Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba, Sacred Valley.

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Meals Included:

17 Breakfasts, 12 Lunches and 8 Dinners

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