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Coast to coast, a culinary tour of Chile & Argentina

12 days from £4,365pp

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Tour highlights

  • Not only taste some of Chile and Argentina's best food but have a go at buying and cooking it as well with the help of local guides and chefs.

  • Sample Chilean and Argentine wines so you can pick the best pairing for your food of choice.

  • Enjoy the spectacular crossing through the mighty Andes between Mendoza and Santiago.

  • Explore the cultural city of Buenos Aires, the vibrant city of Valparaiso and the up and coming corners of Santiago de Chile.

12 days from £4,365pp

Price includes:

  • Scheduled international and domestic flights
  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodation
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Travel that's shaped around you

We know that travel has the most meaning when it's created individually for you. Our specialists will only start designing your trip once they understand exactly what you want it to be. So, consider this idea simply as inspiration for your own experience.

Itinerary idea in detail

Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

  • Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Santiago.

  • Arrive in Santiago where you will be met and driven west toward the coast. On the way we get you into the spirit of this trip straight away with a lunch stop at a local winery, with tastings of course, before you reach the coastal town of Valparaiso.

  • This morning you will meet with a chef before setting off on public transport to a local market in Valparaiso to buy ingredients. This being a port town you can expect there to be lots of fresh fish and seafood to choose from. You will then return to the cook school to learn the Chilean way of preparing your chosen produce.

  • Leaving the coast behind you will travel into the centre of Santiago city, and once checked into your hotel you will go on a walking tour with your guide. The Chilean capital is home to some truly world-class restaurants and your guide will be able to help you choose one for dinner tonight.

  • Travelling by bus you will cross the mighty Andes today. This is a spectacular journey that takes you past the Aconcagua mountain, the highest peak in the range. It can be quite a long journey due to boarder crossing times and there is an option to fly if you prefer. This journey ends in the Argentine city of Mendoza, famous for its wine, where a driver will be ready to take you to your hotel.

  • Explore the local vineyards around Mendoza with your guide and driver. Tastings will be included as you explore each winery and there will be a stop for lunch along the way. In the evening you could head into Mendoza city to eat at 1884, the celebrated Francis Mallmann establishment where they serve a massive range of local wines alongside some stunning food.

  • Spend today exploring on your own, perhaps walking or cycling to build up an appetite for the evening. You'll need that hunger as you are going to a parrilla, an Argentine barbecue, where you can expect a lot of meat!

  • The journey east continues as you fly across the vast Pampas to the vibrant Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. On arrival you will be met and driven to your hotel. Your guide will then take you on a walking tour of the city to stretch your legs after the journey.

  • Continuing the food theme you will have an introduction to Argentine cuisine today. This group experience is designed to be a social affair where you can try a lot of different foods, wines and meet people from around the world.

  • Leave the city behind for a day out on the pampas. Today's tour will take you on a shared tour of the town of San Antonio de Areco before arriving at Estancia El Ombu where one of the highlights will be a traditional asado lunch. If you still have room this evening we would recommend a restaurant that specialises in small plates such as Gran Dabbang or i Latina.

  • Today your driver will take you to the airport for your onward journey.

  • Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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