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8 Day Santiago to Buenos Aires Premium Small Group Tour

8 Day Santiago to Buenos Aires Premium Small Group Tour

You will be accompanied by various multi-lingual local guides during the tour, who will be responsible for guiding you through the various cities and attractions that you will be visiting. In each new city that you visit, you will likely be introduced to a new local guide who is an expert in that region. Depending on the itinerary chosen and your group size, your local guide may provide commentary in multiple languages.

Escorted Type
Fully Escorted by Local Guides

This tour is conducted at a medium-fast pace. Some long travel days may be required to complete this itinerary and you will typically spend two nights at each destination, with some one night stays required. This trip includes a mix of sightseeing and free time to explore at your own pace. You will be required to move about unassisted, including getting on and off vehicles, walking up and down stairs and some activities will be conducted on uneven or steep terrain. You will be required to handle your own luggage.

Pace
Moderate Pace

These tours are our proudest creations. They have been crafted for Inspiring Vacations travellers exclusively, with personal and unique experiences in mind. Please see the Important Information on your selected tour for exact group size. Enjoy features such as hand-picked accommodation, a sampling of the region’s best culinary delights, and a range of optional activities to choose from to best suit your travel style.

Group Size
Small Group

Take advantage of our 7 day cooling-off period. 

Cooling Off Period
7 Days
Small Group Tour
255 people have travelled to this destination

✓ Small group tour, up to 20 guests only
✓ Incredible guided tours of Santiago and Buenos Aires
✓ Stay in Mendoza, Argentina’s wine capital, with an included three-course dinner with paired wines
✓ Enjoy an incredible tango & dinner show in Buenos Aires
✓ Breakfast daily, and 3 dinners including a welcome dinner with paired wines in Santiago, a three course dinner with some of Argentina’s best wines in Mendoza, and a dinner with tango show at an iconic venue in historic Buenos Aires 
✓ 7 nights in hand-picked 4-star accommodation throughout
✓ Fully escorted by an expert, English-speaking guide in each destination (excluding internal flights)
✓ All internal flights and dedicated coach transportation throughout
✓ In-depth sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary

🛏️ Shared room available for solo passengers. This tour offers solo passengers the option to share a room with a fellow passenger of the same gender and avoid the Single Traveller supplement.

✈ Needing international airfares to accompany your Inspiring Vacation? You will be able to access our flight portal after securing your package to add international airfares to your booking.

What we love about this tour

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Itinerary

Hotel
Plaza el Bosque Ebro or Similar

Welcome to Santiago! 

The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this cosmopolitan city. 

Airport transfers are not included. Our transfer portal offers the option to book your airport transfers for an easier arrival experience (additional charges apply). Access to this portal will be available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed.

Hotel
Plaza el Bosque Ebro or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

After breakfast, meet your local tour leader who will brief you about the upcoming activities. Following this, enjoy a full day walking tour of this incredible city. We’ll walk to Santa Lucia Hill: Conquistador Pedro de Valdivia founded Santiago here on February 12, 1541. Then continue to “Paseo Ahumada”, the city’s main shopping and commercial centre to see “La Moneda” government palace and the Stock Exchange. Following this we head to the Plaza de Armas square and see Santiago’s Cathedral and then take a transfer to the other side of the city to explore the Parque Bicentenario. This beautiful park is on the slopes of Cerro San Cristobal and has a total area of 27 hectares and showcases around 4,000 trees of which more than 1,300 are native species and protected by the Chilean Ministry of the Environment.

Enjoy time at the North Lagoon home to black-necked swans, flamingos, coots and herons before returning to your hotel this afternoon where the rest of your day is at leisure.

This evening, enjoy an Inspiring Taste with a welcome dinner at a local restaurant paired with some of the finest Chilean wines found in the local area.

Hotel
Huentala Hotel or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Today you are transferred to the airport to board your flight to Mendoza, one of the most picturesque cities in Argentina and one of the largest wine producing areas in Latin America. As such, Mendoza is one of the nine Great Wine Capitals, and the city is an emerging enotourism destination and base for exploring the region's hundreds of wineries located along the Argentina Wine Route.

Upon your arrival at Mendoza airport, you will be met by your local driver and transferred to your hotel. After check-in,  meet your tour leader for an orientation walk around the city.

Note: In the event your flight to Mendoza is later in the day, your orientation tour will take place tomorrow morning.  Flight times are subject to change.

Hotel
Huentala Hotel or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Today is free for you to explore the beautiful wine country on your own. 

Alternatively, you may wish to join the optional tour below.

This evening enjoy an included dinner at a unique location, where regional cuisine is still valued, accompanied by the best wines.

Optional Tour - Full Day Winery Tour & Paired Wine Lunch

Today you will enjoy tasting various varieties of wines and lunch in a place surrounded by vineyards. Enjoy a fully guided tour of two of the region’s favourite wineries. Learn of the different varieties and methods used at each winery, tour the vineyard and cellars and enjoy a tasting of their varieties. At the end of the tour, in the last winery, a first-class lunch with matching wines will be served.

Hotel
725 Continental Hotel or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

Today, you are transferred to the airport for your included flight to Buenos Aires where, at the airport, you will be met  and transferred to your hotel located in the heart of the downtown district.

Born on the banks of Río de la Plata, Buenos Aires is a city of contrasts. Avenues which display sensational European buildings and architectural pieces of work and neighbourhoods oozing with intense cultural, artistic and gastronomic surprises around each corner. 

Please note that your internal flights within Argentina have a luggage limit of 15kg per person (33lbs). Unfortunately, Inspiring Vacations cannot increase this limit and is limited by the airlines luggage policy.  Any fees for excess baggage incurred at the airport will be the responsibility of the traveller and payable directly to the airline during check in.

Hotel
725 Continental Hotel or Similar
Meals
Breakfast

After breakfast, meet your local guide and fellow travellers to discover Buenos Aires through the eyes of a local on a half day city tour covering all the main sites.  Start off by visiting Plaza de Mayo, the heart of Buenos Aires and the place where the city was founded. Then, head to Puerto Madero, known as the gateway of the founders of Argentina. There you will appreciate the transformation of one of the most modern neighbourhoods in the city. Continue to La Boca and Caminito, where you will feel Argentinians’ passion for football. Pass by the Bombonera Stadium and the Riachuelo River, populated by Italian immigrants.

Next, a visit to San Telmo, the place where the elegant and sensual dance, Tango, originated. Finally visit Palermo and Recoleta to learn more about Porteños’ customs, habits and behaviours, also pass by the Recoleta Cemetery (entrance ticket is not included) and the beautiful Floralis Generica. 

Tonight, enjoy an Inspiring Site with a special Tango-show and dinner at one of the city’s premier theatres. You will be escorted from your hotel to the historic venue showcasing the authentic representation of the Buenos Aires culture through the ages. With an array of artists on stage you will experience tango orchestras, a collection of folk music, dancers and singers all while feasting on international and local Argentinian dishes and a selection of Argentine wine. Following the show, you will be transferred back to your hotel for the evening.

Hotel
725 Continental Hotel or Similar
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner

Today is free for you to explore Buenos Aires on your own.

Optional Tour - Tango Lessons & Argentinian BBQ Dinner

Today you'll head to a traditional conventillo, an urban house with a large patio, and enjoy an exclusive tango performance by two professional dancers who have been working together for more than 15 years. The dancers are passionate about preserving and sharing the art of tango, and the performance will be followed by a fantastic beginner’s class so you can experience part of Argentina’s cultural heritage first-hand. Learn about the style and history of the dance and pick up a few moves you can take home with you.

After the dance lesson, learn what local life looks like in Buenos Aires and head to the home of a porteno (inhabitant of Buenos Aires) for a traditional Asado feast. Chat to your friendly host about all things Argentine while enjoying a fantastic spread of barbecued meats, provoleta cheese and plenty of local wine.

Meals
Breakfast

Your tour concludes at the hotel after breakfast. 

A private departure transfer to the airport can be booked at an additional charge.  

Airport transfers are not included. Our transfer portal offers the option to book your airport transfers for an easier arrival experience (additional charges apply). Access to this portal will be available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed.

Note: Standard check out is 11am. If you have booked a late departure flight, you are welcome to leave your bags at the hotel until your transfer is ready. 

Inclusions

  • Small, intimate group experience – no more than 20 people
  • Fully escorted by an expert, English-speaking guide in each country (excluding internal flights)
  • 7 nights’ accommodation in selected 4-star hotels 
  • Daily breakfast and 3 dinners 
  • Included internal flights in economy class as per the itinerary 
  • Incredible sightseeing including guided tours by expert local English speaking guides
  • Entrance fees as specified in the itinerary

  • Santiago – Explore Santiago’s main sites on a full day walking tour.
  • Santiago – Enjoy a welcome wine pairing dinner in one of the city’s favourite restaurants.
  • Mendoza – Enjoy an orientation walk of the beautiful city of Mendoza and a three-course dinner with some of the region's best wines. 
  • Buenos Aires – See all of the city’s highlights on a guided city tour. 
  • Buenos Aires - Enjoy the passion and drama at an included tango and dinner show with Argentinian wine.

Fine Print

This product requires full payment upfront to secure your booking.

Once you have created your booking you will be directed to your invoice to choose your preferred payment method.

This is a Land Only package.

This package does not include international airfares. If you would like to add airfares to your booking our flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub. The flight portal will allow you to search for all available airfares to your destination. The function works like most general flight search engines allowing you to select your preferred airline, book different cabin classes (eg. Business class) and view flight durations and transit times to your destination. 

The flight portal will be available via your Traveller Hub once the following criteria has been met:

  • Your booking is confirmed
  • Your departure date is within 11 months
  • You  have completed your passenger detail form

Visit our Flight Hub for more information on terms and conditions, amending your flights and information on luggage allowances.

Some of our packages will include airport transfers in either one or both directions when arriving or departing from your destination. To know if transfers are included please view the ‘inclusions’ section of your selected package. If airport transfers are stated, transfers will be included as advised.

If transfers are not included, we also offer the option to book your airport transfers using our online portal. Access to this portal is available through your Traveller Hub once your booking is confirmed. Transfers are readily available and do not need to be booked until your final hotel list has been confirmed. Once you have made a transfer booking, please refer to your confirmation email for all transfer details including a local contact number for the transfer company.

If you book pre and/or post-tour accommodation on your own arrangement, and the tour includes transfers, note that these will be forfeited. The transfers are only provided in line with the tour dates and pre and/or post-tour accommodation purchased through Inspiring Vacations when available.

It is the traveller's responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return. Visas may be required for your destination. For further visa information, click here.

All participants must be in good physical condition to fully engage in this journey. For the safety and welfare of yourself and fellow travellers, if you are feeling unwell prior to departure, we advise staying home and contacting us to arrange alternate plans.

Prior to selecting your trip, carefully review the itinerary to assess your ability to comfortably manage our travel style. Please be aware that if, based on evaluation by our leader or local representative, a participant is deemed unable to safely complete the itinerary, we retain the right to exclude them from all or part of the trip without reimbursement.

It is advisable to consult your physician for current medical travel advisories and any required vaccinations before embarking. We recommend carrying a first aid kit and any necessary medications in their original packaging, as they may not be readily available during travel. For those carrying medication, it's essential to check your government's foreign travel guidelines for local restrictions or regulations.

Fitness Requirements
While the tour itinerary should give you some guidance and overview to the expected requirements, to determine if this tour is right for you we categorise each of our tours in terms of their intensity. These guidelines are to ensure that each tour group is conducted as expected and to ensure the overall satisfaction of all Inspiring Vacations customers.

As a general rule, porterage is not included, therefore at all times you are expected to handle your own luggage where help may not be available.

This particular tour is categorised as a”3”

Moderate Tour: A good level of fitness and mobility is required, as this tour includes a moderate level of physical activity and is considered a medium-fast paced tour. You should be able to walk up and down stairs, get on and off the coach and able to walk reasonable distances of approximately 2 kilometres per day or more with ease. Any physical ailments you may have must be disclosed at the time of booking to determine your suitability. If you have any form of walking aids, other than a walking stick or hiking poles, then this tour is not suitable.

Tipping
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. While tipping is not customary, it's of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many destinations.

Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences, but we can’t guarantee your request will be available at all properties.

Single travellers
When booking this tour, solo travellers will be presented with three options:

1 - Single Supplement
By paying an additional $774.00 per person, in addition to the twin-share price, you guarantee the privacy of your own room throughout the entire trip.

2- Shared Room with a known friend
If travelling together with a friend, you can opt to share your room with him/her and avoid paying a single supplement. 

You and your friend can create a unique booking each. Creating a unique booking, gives each of you the flexibility of making different travel arrangements (such adding extra accommodation, flights, etc), make separate payments and have individual access to our Traveller Hub

During the purchase path, you will need to provide your friend’s booking ID (if known) or at a minimum, your friend’s full name.

3- Shared Room with a fellow traveller
In this trip you can opt to share a room with a fellow traveller of the same gender – as specified in your passport - and avoid paying a single supplement.

If you believe you may prevent your travelling companion from enjoying a peaceful night’s rest, please refrain from selecting this option.

You will meet your rooming companion at the beginning of your trip. 

Changes to room configuration during the trip must be organised by travellers directly with the hotel, subject to availability and additional charges.

This option is not available on additional accommodation booked before or after the tour.

Triple Share
Not available.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory for this tour to protect yourself against the unexpected. In addition to the support that a policy may provide, you may be asked to present a copy of your travel insurance documentation while traveling.

Group Size
Minimum of 4 and maximum 20 people

Children
Children must be 5 years old or above and share a room with parents at all times. Children are charged the same price as adults.

Tour Style
To meet the needs of various types of travelers, we choose to operate various types of tours, and depending on your selected package will mean different services are provided throughout your trip. The following descriptions of each tour style we hope will ensure that each traveller has appropriate expectations before they start their travels: 

  • Fully Escorted - This tour is fully escorted by an expert English-speaking guide who will accompany you throughout the tour.

To enhance your journey, we are offering guests a choice of the following optional activities (prices are per person):

  • Full Day Winery Tour & Paired Wine Lunch (Day 4) - $220 per person
  • Tango Lessons & Argentinian BBQ Dinner (Day 7) - $212 per person

Optional tours can be selected once you have finalised your tour purchase and paid your deposit. When completing your Passenger Booking Form, you will be asked if you would like to add Optional Tours, where any applicable cost will be added to your final balance. If you choose not to select them at this time, you can choose to add them later by logging in to your Account online.

Please note that you must select your Optional Tours no later than 70 days before departure, after which you will be required to purchase them on tour. Please keep in mind that anything purchased on-tour is subject to availability and prices may vary as you will be paying in local currency. We appreciate your understanding.

You can enhance your holiday by arriving or departing before or after the tour. On this tour you can choose from the following options:

Pre Tour Accommodation

  • $158.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • $151.00 per room, per night for solo travellers

Post Tour Accommodation

  • $94.00 per room, per night for double and twin share
  • $94.00 per room, per night for solo travellers

Please select the number of extra nights required in the 'Additional Nights Accommodation' field when making your purchase. The additional cost for these arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice and are subject to availability.

  • International airfares
  • Airport Transfer
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Tipping
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the itinerary

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