Argentina & Chile Golf, Winery and Sightseeing Tour
Buenos Aires is an elegant and the busiest city in South America which represents the Argentine essence. In spite of its modern constructions and dynamic activity, it has managed to preserve old traditions and charming corners. Visitors are fascinated by its environment, the individuality of each of its neighbourhoods, the cordiality of its people, and its wide selection of cultural and commercial opportunities. Buenos Aires, surrounded by Argentina’s splendid countryside, is the great cosmopolitan doorway to South America.
The city of Santiago de Chile has an intense cultural life. There are about 40 art galleries and 30 museums of several styles to be visited. As regards tourism, the city center is the gathering point for visitors. The Palacio de la Moneda (Mint Palace), the Plaza de Armas (main square), the cathedral, the Pre-Columbian Art Museum and Casa Colorada are the most popular sites. The Bella Vista Bohemian Neighbourhood stands out for its distinguished restaurants, art galleries, pubs and residences dwelled by well-known writers. Other neighbourhoods which show off their modern buildings and quiet atmosphere are Las Condes and Providencia. Visiting Mount San Cristóbal implies catching a beautiful panoramic sight of the city and touring around the Zoo. Lovers of good Chilean wine may visit the most important wineries in the country, located in the valleys surrounding Santiago, a few kilometers away from the city.
Day 1 – Arrive Buenos Aires
Welcome to Buenos Aires. Free day. Transfer to Howard Johnson Hotel Boutique.
Day 2 – Buenos Aires City Tour & Tigre Full Day Excursion with Lunch
The tour visits the most important spots in the spectacular city of Buenos Aires. At the first stop you will discover the history of “May Square”, the site of the most important historical events and where their protagonists made history since its foundation where you can see its surroundings, the most emblematic buildings, and learn all about them. The Tigre excursion, is unique within the market due to the services and characteristics that it offers, such as the navigation of the channels in an excellent launch and lunch at an exclusive restaurant in the Delta. The tour continues to the port in Tigre, where you will board the launch and navigate the best and most serene channels and streams of the Delta. After that you will enjoy a full yet exquisite lunch at ‘Villa Julia’ restaurant, located in front of the river.
Day 3 – Golf Round at Pilar Golf Club
Pilar Golf Club is a links course, considered one of the most modern and fascinating course from Argentina. This course of 27 holes was designed by the American Company Ronald Frend. It is a course essentially long, waved and fairways flanked by hills and trees strategically placed, mainly coniferous, in addition to water hazards in a good amount of holes. Fairways are of Bermuda grass and they are in very good conditions all the year round.
Day 4 – Golf Round at Buenos Aires Golf Club
Designed by Robert Hagge in 1994, Buenos Aires Golf Club features nine lakes, all interconnected, excellent greens and all the year round in great condition. The founders of Buenos Aires Golf Club intended to provide the country with a top-level club and support de growth of golf in Argentina by organizing important tournaments such as the “Golf World Cup” in 2000, with the stellar presence of Tiger Woods and David Duval.
Day 5 – Flight to Iguassu Falls – Full day Excursion to Argentine side
The tour leaves from the hotel to visit the Argentinean side of the Iguazú Falls, 67.000 hectares long, located within Iguazú National Park, one of the first protected areas of America. They are made up of 275 falls thundering down from a 70 meter average height. In this section of the rainforest, a huge variety of ferns, orchids, begonias, birds and butterflies can be seen while walking plus the walking plus the diversity of native species this Park has to offer. We are on our way to Estación Central , where we will take a train to Estación Cataratas and/or Estación Garganta del Diablo. Another way of reach- ing the Cataratas Upper and Lower Circuits is through the pedestrian trail Sendero Verde, 600 mts long, which starts at the Visitor Center and ends in Estación Cataratas.
With powerful boats, we shall bounce into the Lower Iguazu River Canyon and bordering the San Martín Island we shall reach the Tres Mosqueteros Fall. At this point we shall be able to see the falls of both the Argentine and Brazilian sides and the Garganta del Diablo. Finalizing this trip, we offer an unforgettable experience: baptism shower at the bottom of the San Martín waterfall, the hugest cascade any boat may endeavor. This excursion starts and concludes at the dock located in front of the San Martín Island. Overnight at Grand Cucero Iguazu Hotel.
Day 6 – Flight to Buenos Aires. Free afternoon
Day 7 – Golf day in Nordelta Golf Club
Nordelta Golf Club, Designed by Jack Nicklaus, with a tour of the 18 holes from the 7275 yards short black outs, which speaks of the distance required by tee shots. Each hole features 5 types of outputs (Black, Blue, White, red and yellow). Occupies a total area of 65 hectares, in addition to an excellent system of irrigation and drainage system highlights that lets you play a few hours after major storms.
Day 8 – Flight to Mendoza. Day of sightseeing
Its closeness to the Andean Cordillera Mountain range turns it into an unbeatable destination for adventure tourism. You can enjoy endless and marvelous hikes, horse rides through the greenery of the landscape, nautical sports in its crystalline waters, mountaineering, The renowned Wine Route deserves a chapter of its own; on it travelers can visit hundred year old wine cellars and sample excellent vintage wines produced out of carefully selected grapes. Mendoza is known as the wine capital. Check in at the Huentala Hotel.
Day 9 – Private Wine Tour Excursion (lunch included)
While in Mendoza, it is impossible to resist the temptation to visit the wineries that have made this province so famous. Mendoza is one of the most important winemaking poles in Argentina. Its wines have acquired worldwide recognition for their taste, aroma and color, especially its “Malbec”. Our guide will teach us about wine from Mendoza, its elaboration process, vineyard’s conduction systems, and wine tasting secrets and techniques. We will have lunch in a recognized winery, where we will enjoy an unforgettable gastronomic experience.
Day 10 – Golf round with lunch at Tupungato Winelands Golf Club
Tupungato Winelands Golf Club; This is the first golf course in Argentina where only fairways and greens are irrigated, thus preserving native vegetation and making the most out of natural topography while enhancing the landscape and its flora. It is located at 1,200 ms over sea level, surrounded by 60 hectares of dessert- like landscape, with magnificent views of the mountains and the 400 hectares of private vineyards in the real estate property. The layout was created in an integrated manner with the rest of Tupungato Winelands (parcels, hotel and polo fields), maximizing the synergy of the whole place.
Day 11 – Flight to Santiago de Chile. Afternoon: City Tour
The city of Santiago de Chile has an intense cultural life. There are about 40 art galleries and 30 museums of several styles to be visited. As regards tourism, the city center is the gathering point for visitors. The Palacio de la Moneda (Mint Palace), the Plaza de Armas (main square), the cathedral, the Pre-Columbian Art Museum and Casa Colorada are the most popular sites. The Bella Vista Bohemian Neighbourhood stands out for its distinguished restaurants, art galleries, pubs and residences dwelled by well-known writers. Other neighbourhoods which show off their modern buildings and quiet atmosphere are Las Condes and Providencia. Visiting Mount San Cristóbal implies catching a beautiful panoramic sight of the city and touring around the Zoo. Lovers of good Chilean wine may visit the most important wineries in the country, located in the valleys surrounding Santiago, a few kilometers away from the city. Overnight at Atton El Bosque Hotel.
Day 12 – Golf round in Hacienda del Chicureo Golf Club
The Hacienda del Chicureo Golf Course extends over a length of 7,323 yards, following the unique design of Mike Amundsen (Amundsen & Company, Inc.). Its 18 holes, par 72, are divided into two circuits: the first, known as the Loma Larga, runs from hole 1 to hole 9 and is located along the west direction on a land characterized by plains broken only by short streams. Here the wind plays a leading role. Meanwhile and opening westward, the second circuit, known as the Cerro Colorado, complete the journey to the 18th hole, this enclave shows steeper slopes and ravines, accompanied by a dense and varied vegetation.
Day 13 – Concha y Toro Wine Tour
Enjoy a relaxing drive through the beautiful Chilean wine country to the legendary Concha y Toro Winery. Begin your half-day winery tour at the stunningly-landscaped antique gardens just outside the Casona, a mansion that was once used as the summer residence of the Concha y Toro family. Cross into the Pirque Vineyards to learn about the growth and development of vines assisted by the meticulous attention of master vineyard keepers, and then sample a quality glass of Casillero del Diablo Carmenere; Chile’s emblematic wine.
Day 14 – Golf Round at “Las Brisas de Chicureo Golf Club
Designed by the American company Gage Davis Associates, the Las Brisas de Chicureo Golf Club has two golf courses with 18 holes. Las Brisas de Chicureo is one of the best golf course in Santiago de Chile.
Day 15 – Golf Round at “Las Brisas de Chicureo Golf Club
Day 16 – Transfer to Viña del Mar with Full Day Excursion with lunch “ Casablanca Valley” in Valparaiso City
Departure from your Hotel in Santiago to Casablanca Valley, famous for its wine production of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc type. The tour continue to visit Villa Emilia Vineyards with tasting and guided tour to explain the process of developing their products. After, our tour to be continued to the most beautiful places in Valparaiso to enjoy this beautiful and historical city. After this, we will arrive to Viña del Mar to lunch in a beautiful restaurant. The tour finalize in the hotel, Marina del Rey Hotel.
Day 17 – Viña del Mar – Golf round at Granadilla Country Club
Granadilla Country Club is part of the history of Golf in Chile, a sport that came to this country at the hands of English immigrants engaged in trade and industry in the city of Valparaiso, in those years, Southern Pacific port. This 18-hole course designed by the founders of the Club, for over 110 years, is one of the most challenging fields of this continent, including holes with all sorts of difficulties, given the spectacular environment that surrounds it a beauty native vegetation and extraordinary. There are 120 hectares of a field that leaves no one indifferent.
Day 18 – Viña del Mar
Day free to explore on your own.
Day 19 – Transfer to Santiago for flights back home
Pilar Golf Club
Buenos Aires Golf Club
Nordelta Golf Club
Tupungato Winelands Golf Club
Hacienda del Chicureo Golf Club
Las Brisas de Chicureo Golf Club (2 rounds)
Granadilla Country Club
Howard Johnson Hotel Boutique
Grand Cucero Iguazu Hotel
Atton El Bosque Hotel
Marina del Rey Hotel
C$ 8668.00 Per person, twin sharing
C$ 1755.00 Non golfer credit
C$ 2213.00 Single supplement
18 Night hotel accommodations as indicated
8 rounds of golf including green fees, caddy fees and power cart (sharing basis)
Economy airfare: Buenos Aires – Iguazu – Buenos Aires – Mendoza – Santiago