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Visit Santa Rita Winery with a wine-making experience; Santiago sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit La Vega Central Market and a local pub
PUERTO NATALES Visit Milódon Cave
TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK Stay inside the national park; Torres del Paine National Park sightseeing, view Lago Grey; see Los Cuernos, Salto Grande, Laguna Azul, Cascada Paine, and Laguna Inges; Organic cocktail demonstration
EL CALAFATE Cruise Lago Argentino, see Upsala Glacier, and visit Estancia Cristina; visit Los Glaciares National Park and Perito Moreno Glacier
USHUAIA Cruise the Beagle Channel to Martillo Island; visit Tierra del Fuego National Park
BUENOS AIRES Private wine tasting with sommelier and dinner at a local restaurant; city sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and Recoleta Cemetery; Tango lesson, dinner, and Tango show
URUGUAYHigh-speed catamaran to Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay; guided sightseeing of Colonia del Sacramento and Montevideo
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Welcome to Chile, South America’s longest and narrowest country, with more than 2,650 miles of beautiful Pacific coastline. Depart at 2 pm and enjoy a tour of LF SANTA RITA WINERY, founded in 1880 with the finest of French vine stocks. See the beautiful vineyards and learn about the wine-making process. You will get the chance to taste, design, blend, bottle, cork, and label your own wine during your visit. Wrap it up with a wine tasting and bring home the bottle that you created.
After breakfast, embark on a CITY TOUR with a Local Guide who will show you the highlights of this great city of colonial and contemporary contrasts. See the the famous Alameda, Santiago’s colorful main avenue, San Francisco Church, and Santa Lucia Hill. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit LA VEGA CENTRAL MARKET to learn about typical food in Chile, including steaming pots of cazuela and humitas, similar to tamales! Top off your sightseeing with a terremoto drink at a local pub and a visit to Cerro San Cristobal for a stunning view of Santiago and the Andes.
Depart Santiago and fly to Punta Arenas on the Straight of Magellan, gateway to Chile's Patagonia. Head to Puerto Natales on a scenic drive through the Patagonian steppe passing rivers, forests, mountains, and ranches. Enjoy dinner at the hotel tonight.
Visit the legendary MILODÓN CAVE, where prehistoric fossils dating back 14,000 years ago, including those of a saber-toothed tiger and a gigantic sloth weighing over a ton, have been found. Venture into TORRES DEL PAINE, one of the most spectacularly scenic regions in the world. Spanning a massive area, it was named a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1978. Cascading waterfalls, roaring creeks, shimmering lakes, and jagged mountains are just a part of what Paine offers. During your visits to see the famous sites, including Los Cuernos, Lago Pehoe, and Salto Grande, you are guaranteed to get a glimpse of some of the park’s fauna, such as herds of guanacos, foxes, swans, and birds. Also stop at Lago Grey to see the imposing Grey Glacier, floating icebergs, and the beautiful views and rugged landscapes! Arrive at your hotel where you will be treated to an organic COCKTAIL DEMONSTRATION which includes a walk through the garden to pick the ingredients followed by a lesson to learn how to make popular drinks from the region. Dinner is at the hotel this evening.
Today, enjoy a full day exploring the park. See LOS CUERNOS, or “the horns,” the iconic jagged granite peaks that loom over the windswept plains. Next, view the spectacular waterfall, SALTO GRANDE in the park’s lake district. After lunch at the hotel, head to the LAGUNA AZUL where you have a good chance of seeing some of the park’s wildlife, including guanacos and condors. End the day at CASCADA PAINE, a beautiful waterfall surrounded by rugged vistas.
After breakfast, take an easy guided hike to LAGUNA INGES in search of an array of birds and other wildlife that can be found here. Next, depart for El Calafate, a lovely village on the southern shores of Lake Argentino. Originally a simple sheltering destination for wool traders, today El Calafate serves as the entry point for the UNESCO Natural Heritage Site of Los Glaciares National Park.
Today, a CRUISE on Lago Argentino takes you up close for views of icebergs and UPSALA GLACIER, one of the longest in South America at over 35 miles long. Disembark at a historic ranch, ESTANCIA CRISTINA, on the shores of Lago Argentino. Whether you prefer a quiet day of touring and history or more adventurous activities, like trekking or exploring by 4-wheel-drive vehicle—the choice is yours during your ranch visit.
A must for all visitors to Argentina is a visit to PERITO MORENO GLACIER in LOS GLACIARES NATIONAL PARK. Forming part of the Patagonian Continental Ice Field, from which 13 glaciers descend on the Atlantic side to flow into the Viedma and Argentino Lakes, this glacier is one of the few in the world that is still advancing. During your walking tour along the catwalks, marvel at the breathtaking glacier views and with some luck, see the ice calve into the waters below.
After breakfast, fly to Ushuaia, Argentina—the end of the world! You’ll have the opportunity to see the Andes Mountains from a LF CRUISE along Beagle Channel. Bask in the feeling of being in the southernmost city in the world, and watch for sea lions, albatrosses, skuas, and other interesting Patagonian fauna. Arrive at MARTILLO ISLAND, where you have the chance to see a colony of Magellan penguins!
Today, discover TIERRA DEL FUEGO NATIONAL PARK, the southernmost national park in the world. Hike around the park, escorted by an expert Naturalist. With stops at Bahia Lapataia, Lago Roca, and Bahia Ensenada, you’ll gain a deeper appreciation for the delicate ecosystems here.
Fly to Buenos Aires today, the “Paris of South America” and capital of Argentina. Fabulous food, shopping, and architecture all converge here to create a distinctly Latin vibe. Tonight, enjoy a LF WINE TASTING led by a local sommelier at an exclusive Cava, where you will try some famous Argentine wines, followed by dinner in this intimate setting.
Your guided sightseeing starts at Plaza de Mayo to see La Casa Rosada (the President’s Pink House) and the METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL, housing San Martin’s Mausoleum. Drive past the ornate Teatro Colón opera house before reaching RECOLETA CEMETERY, burial site of Eva Perón. Next, in La Boca, a colorful district and site of the city’s first port, take a short walking tour of this unique neighborhood, then continue to San Telmo, famous for its late-colonial buildings and a popular gathering spot for artists. Top off the evening at a famous TANGO CLUB, where instructors are ready to lead a LF TANGO LESSON, followed by a farewell dinner of Argentine steaks and other local specialties. End the night with a show featuring flawless performances of Latin America’s most sensuous dance—the Tango!
Today, board a high-speed catamaran bound for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay. In Colonia, meet your Local Guide, who will take you on a guided tour of this colonial city, founded by Portuguese settlers in 1680. After an included lunch, board a bus for Uruguay’s capital city, Montevideo.
On a city tour of Montevideo, drive along the Atlantic Coast to the city center, where you will visit Constitution Square, the cathedral, the colonial Town Hall, and Independence Square. Other areas visited include the Prado area, Batlle y Ordoñez Park, the residential area of Carrasco, and Plaza Virgilio. End your visit at the Port Market, deemed one of the best markets in South America, and enjoy lunch at one of the famous parrillas (barbecue restaurants) here.
Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning.
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