Thinking of traveling to South America, but not sure which destinations to visit? Why don’t you combine two of the most diverse countries in South America – Chile & Argentina? One of the most popular combinations of our South America tours are our Argentina & Chile Tours.
There are many different ways to combine these two beautiful countries. Since Argentina and Chile share the border along the Andes mountains, overlap between the two countries is almost inevitable. You would be remiss to only see the highlights of Patagonia in Argentina, but miss out on those in Chile, and vice versa. Here are 4 ideas for how to combine Chile and Argentina for an incredible Argentina & Chile Tour.
The Wine Regions of Chile and Argentina:
Interested in Wines? Take one of our Chile & Argentina tours to the best wine country in South America! We offer many wine tours, such as our ever-popular South America Wine Tour. Taste world-famous Carmenere and Malbec wines while marveling at the landscapes of Santiago, Mendoza and Buenos Aires! After visiting Santiago, Chile’s capital, and the surrounding Maipo River Canyon, you’ll journey across the Andes Mountains, the highest mountain range in the Western Hemisphere. In Mendoza, the wine region in Argentina world-famous for its Malbec wine, enjoy plenty of sightseeing, relaxing, and of course, wine tasting. Finish your trip in Buenos Aires, the Paris of South America and capital of Tango, where you’ll enjoy your last night out at a tango dance show and delicious steak dinner.
The Lake District on an Argentina & Chile Tour:
Experience the Andes and the Lake District in yet another tour that combines Chile & Argentina. Travel from Santiago along the coast to Puerto Varas from where you will take a relaxing cruise that ends in Bariloche – the Switzerland of South America. Along the way you can marvel at the pristine landscapes that include clear glacial lakes and snow-capped volcanoes. Once in Argentina, visit Bariloche, which never stops to impress with its forests, mountain and lakes, before moving on the Buenos Aires.
Argentina and Chile Patagonia Tours:
A trip to Chile or Argentina would not be complete without visiting Patagonia – the most southern region in the world. More and more visitors flock to Patagonia to explore one of the most remote regions on earth. One of THE best ways to explore Patagonia is aboard the Mare Australis cruise. Begin your trip with either Buenos Aires or Santiago before heading south to board the cruise ship where you will sail through the Strait of Magellan and the Tierra del Fuego while enjoying the beautiful landscape all around you.
The Northern Deserts of Chile & Argentina:
In the north, Chile’s Atacama Desert can easily be combined with the northwest of Argentina. Chile’s Atacama Desert has the claim-to-fame of being the world’s driest desert, and is also known for being one of the best places for stargazing, due to its altitude, near non-existent cloud cover, dry air and lack of pollution. In the Atacama region, you can explore the Valley of the Moon, several lagoons filled with Chilean flamingoes, the Tatio Geysers, and much more. In the northwest of Argentina, you’ll find Argentina’s most indigenous region, rich in colonial and pre-Colombian history. Visit Pumamarca and the Cerro de los Siete Colores, or Hill of Seven Colors. You can take the Train to the Clouds, a historic and very scenic route, to the colonial city of Salta.
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