Are you tired of having the same meal for dinner every night? Looking to spice things up a bit? I have good news for you! Our New Food & Wine Tour to Argentina & Chile will make your taste buds dance across borders. On this tour, create some of Argentina’s most famous dishes, sample the best wines Mendoza has to offer, explore the highlights of Santiago and quench your thirst with traditional South American cocktails in Chile’s vibrant neighborhoods. Between regional dishes and renowned wine, this culinary experience will forever change the way you think about dinner.
Buenos Aires – Tango, Steak & Malbec
Begin your “foodie” inspired vacation in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Enjoy an evening of entertainment at a passionate Tango show, accompanied by a full meal, wine, and live music. Witnessing professional dancers perform the sultry steps of the Tango is the perfect kick-start to your flavorful stay.
Next, visit the highlights of the city, including the Obelisk, 9 de Julio Avenue, the Colon Theater, the French Embassy, Plaza de Mayo, the financial district and more. Upon nightfall, stroll through the elegant Recoleta neighborhood before visiting Puerto Madero, the most modern section of the city lined with first-class restaurants. Finish your time in Buenos Aires with an exciting cooking class, where you can learn how to grill, sauté and bake with inspired Argentine flavors. Your skills in the kitchen will be put to the test with recipes for traditional stews such as locro and carbonada, empanadas and exquisite desserts.
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Mendoza – Argentina’s “Wine Country”
What’s food without a gorgeous glass of vino on the side? On this leg of the tour, transfer to Mendoza, the heart of Argentina’s wine region. With almost 365 days of sunshine, Mendoza is a wine-producing haven. While in the area, swirl, smell and sip on Malbec, Argentina’s crown jewel.
This red blend was once produced in France, but the Malbec vines did not acclimate to the land as well as the French had hoped. Rather, when a group of Argentine winemakers decided to import these vines into Argentina, they began to thrive in the hot climate. Malbec has since then remained planted in Argentina (for over 100 years) and continues to grow into a more delicious wine-grape every day. The delightful purple grape variety is incredibly easy to drink alongside any dish or on its own. Just pour a glass and see for yourself!
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Santiago de Chile – Vibrant Neighborhoods & Tasty Empanadas
After reveling in Mendoza’s notable wines, embark on a short flight to Santiago de Chile. This energetic city is anxious for visitors to delve into its colorful streets. Journey to the top of San Cristobal Hill, roam around the Plaza de Armas (main square) and check out the number of neighborhoods that surround the city, each radiating a new personality. During your time in the various districts of Santiago, make sure to sample some homestyle dishes like Porotos Granados a traditional Chilean stew, or Churrasco, a popular steak sandwich.
Before you leave Santiago, don’t forget about a trip to Chile’s lively market. While here, snack on savory empanadas filled with fresh seafood, topped off with a refreshing glass of crisp white wine. The market is the best spot to immerse yourself in Chile’s culinary zest.
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Maipo Valley – “The Bordeaux of South America”
Can you imagine a better way to wrap up your vacation, than a visit to a winery? Venture outside of Santiago to the Maipo Valley, known as the “Bordeaux of South America,” for a full day of wine tasting. The Maipo Valley hosts the closest vineyards to Santiago and is the birthplace to some of the country’s most prestigious wines. Sip on Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay or a crisp Sauvignon Blanc while touring the area. The wine here will be so tempting that you might just have to take a bottle or two home!
The tour finishes in Santiago’s market quarter. Visit a local eatery here and for a change of pace, sample a regional craft beer. Then, finish your mouth-watering trip with a creamy Chilean ice cream. However, skip the cherry on top because this tour is remarkably sweet without one.
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Are you ready to dive deep into Argentina and Chile’s food and wine culture? If yes, our Expert Travel Consultants are eager to help you customize your next trip! Combine the highlights of this Argentina & Chile Food & Wine Tour with a trip to Brazil’s culinary highlights in Minas Gerais. The options are endless!
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