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Gastronomic Tour (Argentina-Chile-Peru-Mexico)

from $5295
Duration
Duration:
22 Days
Type
Type:
Private Tour
Run
Run:
Everyday
Overview

Start in Buenos Aires and end in Mexico city! We have scheduled the trip during the time of the year for ideal temperate weather to make you enjoy all of it. This tour brings back to life the golden years days at the beginning of the 20th century to give the opportunity to discover the mysterious Mayan treasures one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Enjoy walking in the wide streets of Mendoza watching the blend between the contemporary arts and the ancient one. Spending 4 nights in the capital and the largest city of Chile. Then passed to Cusco, Aguas Calientes, and Lima. Eventually, you will explore Mexico city in a memorable 4 nights. Escape and try the best in South America. 

Included
  • Met and assisted by our Representative at the included airports upon arrival and departure.
  • All transfers in the itinerary in the informe vehicles
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Buenos Aires
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Mendoza
  • Accommodation for 4 nights in Santiago de Chile
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Cusco
  • Accommodation for 1 nights in Aguas Calientes
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Lima
  • Accommodation for 4 nights in Mexico city
  • All sightseeing tours included in the itinerary with guide.
  • Tours (regular or private according to the itinerary)
  • Guides in language to be agreed upon with the customers.
  • Admission fees as described in the itinerary.
  • Meals according to itinerary.
Excluded
  • International and internal flights (to be quoted according to travel date)
  • Airport taxes
  • Entry visa to the mentioned countries
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Any service other than those mentioned above, meals other than those mentioned above or any other personal items such as phone calls, laundry, drinks, Camera expenses or tips, Tips etc.
Itinerary
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Day 1: City Of Origin - Buenos Aires

Arrival to the city of Buenos Aires. Transfer to the hotel. Buenos Aires today shines as a cosmopolitan, dynamic and traditional city where European customs predominate in pleasant fusion with Argentine authenticity, impacting each tourist, due to the diversity of options and scenarios that it presents.

Overnight in Buenos Aires.

Day 2: Buenos Aires - Guided City Tour

Guided City Tour

In the morning, we will tour the city that gave rise to tango with its main attractions and traditions, knowing in depth the Argentine culture, its gastronomy and its history. We will start touring the neighborhoods of the northern area such as Recoleta and Palermo where we will find our own characteristics such as its wide avenues, its palaces and residences and its green spaces that are the most important in Buenos Aires. The tour will continue through downtown where we will travel the widest avenue in the world, we will pass by the Teatro Colón and the Obelisco, a distinctive icon of Buenos Aires and Argentina par excellence.

We will have our first stop in the Plaza de Mayo, the historic center of the city and where our independence is established there by 1810. Here we will find The Government House (Casa Rosada), The Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo. We will have time to tour, take photos and continue to the south. We will caress the neighborhood of San Telmo, the smallest neighborhood but with more tradition and customs of our own, to go to the neighborhood of La Boca (according to its neighbors "La República de la Boca"). There we will have a new stop where we can go through the Caminito passage (open-air museum) and there will be plenty of photos to be taken nearby and in front of the Boca Juniors Stadium, La Bombonera.

The last neighborhood we will visit will be the newest one in the city, Puerto Madero. At night, Asado Tasting Pairing 3 Alta Gama Wines. Discover the tradition of Asado. Gastronomic experience by courses and behind closed doors. While sitting in our bar you will see, feel and experience different grill cooking techniques in a close and personal way.

Overnight in Buenos Aires.

Day 3: Buenos Aires - Visit to a local “Estancia”

Travel to the center of the province of Buenos Aires to experience the Argentine traditions at their best. We will visit a local “Estancia” and carry out optional activities such as horseback riding, local games and a traditional Creole lunch: the famous Argentine Asado.

Overnight in Buenos Aires

Day 4: Buenos Aires - Mendoza

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to take your domestic flight to the city of Mendoza. Located on the edge of the Cordillera de los Andes, the international capital of wine, is the ideal starting point to undertake an adventure to the different ski centers that the province of Mendoza has to offer, as well as a distribution center to know its surroundings, impregnated with history, culture and viticulture. Private transfer to the hotel.

Overnight in Mendoza.

Day 5: Mendoza - Full Day Wine Tasting Tour

Full day wine tasting tour in Lujan de Cuyo and Maipu

After breakfast, we will go to the most famous wineries in the Lujan de Cuyo Region, cradle of the best Malbecs in the world. We will know origins of winemaking, the Argentine culture of wine and the characteristics of the terroir. During the morning we will visit two traditional wineries, and, after each visit, the wine tasting will take place. The third winery to visit has a gourmet restaurant overlooking the Andes and the surrounding vineyards. Here you can enjoy a five-course lunch, each course combined with different wines from the winery. After lunch we will return to the hotel in the city of Mendoza.

Overnight in Mendoza

Lunch included

Day 6: Mendoza

Located an hour south of downtown Mendoza, the Uco Valley extends between the towns of Tupungato, Tunuyán and San Carlos. It is formed by the Tunuyán river drainage network and is protected by the amazing Cordon del Plata mountain range. This is one of the most impressive landscapes of Mendoza and also one of the most fertile ones. The region is covered by more than 10,000 hectares of vineyards and fruit tree plantations. The altitude of the Uco Valley is the highest altitude at which wines are produced in the province of Mendoza (up to 1,400 meters above sea level). We will embark on a panoramic guided tour along the Los Cerrillo route, which will take us from the center of Mendoza to Tupungato, where we will visit the north of the Uco Valley.

This tour includes visits and wine tastings in three boutique wineries, snack and four or five- course gourmet lunch. Total duration: approximately 9 hs. Return to the hotel at the end of the day.

Overnight in Mendoza

Day 7: Mendoza - Santiago (Chile)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to take your international flight to the city of Santiago de Chile. Defined by relevant international media as a surprising destination, Santiago stands out as a cosmopolitan and vibrant capital that perfectly combines tradition and modernity. Transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day free to enjoy at leisure.

Overnight in Santiago de Chile.

Day 8: Santiago De Chile - Guided City Tour

Guided City Tour

Your guide will receive you in the hotel lobby to begin your city tour. The capital of Chile is a sophisticated and extensive metropolis, nestled between the Andes and the mountainous coastal range, which houses 6 million people from Santiago, a third of Chile's population. One of the iconic landmarks that you will discover during this excursion is the presidential palace of La Moneda. Originally a colonial mint, it was designed by the Italian architect Joaquín Toesca. The main square of the Plaza de Armas is surrounded by beautiful buildings, including the impressive cathedral and the central post office, as well as the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art, which houses more than 700 exhibits. Then, of course, there is Cerro San Cristóbal, where you will get a panoramic view of the city and the ubiquitous Andes.

Your guide will be available to tell you all about the city and give you some advice on where the best places to find the spirit of Santiago are.

Overnight in Santiago de Chile.

Day 9: Santiago - Wine Region

Regular full-day tour "Flavors of Santiago"

Spend the day with the local chef María José Neut, who studied culinary art in the capital of Chile before her departure to Asia and the Middle East, where she explored new cultures and discovered exotic flavors, acquiring a great experience. Maria greets you at her hotel and takes you to her vehicle for a short car trip to a typical street market, passing en route through some of the most emblematic areas of the city, such as the neighborhoods of Bellavista, El Bosque and Borderio . Upon reaching the market, stroll through the colorful stalls and get to know the wide variety of fruits and vegetables available, while soaking up the lively atmosphere of the citizens of Santiago and watching the many aromas and colors of the market. Today's menu depends entirely on the season, however, the seafood of the 4,828- kilometer coast of Chile is a favorite. Then continue to the department of María José where you are invited to enjoy a drink (such as the emblematic Pisco Sour) along with some snacks.

Then, join María José in the kitchen while you roll up your sleeves and participate in the preparation of today's menu, served with wine, or just sit back and relax while drinking your cocktail. Cheers! Private transfer to hotel in Santiago. Rest of the day off to enjoy at leisure.

Overnight in Santiago de Chile.

Day 10: Santiago De Chile - Wine Region – Santiago De Chile

Haras de Pirque Winery and Valle del Maipo

Today you can explore the Maipo Valley, a popular weekend place for Santiago residents, flooded with almond and cherry plantations, sleepy mountain villages and roadside stalls selling freshly baked bread and the ubiquitous empanada. The excellent soil and climate of this valley is a perfect combination for the cultivation of red wines, which you will experience first hand in the Haras de Pirque vineyard, which is a good example of the picturesque Chilean terrain. In 1991, after a successful business career in the private sector of Chile, businessman Eduardo Matte acquired this property near Pirque, a prestigious wine area located in the Maipo Valley. The property, which currently covers 600 hectares, climbs gently down the lower slopes of a spur of the Andes Mountains. The name Haras de Pirque honors the oldest thoroughbred stallion in the country, founded in 1892. The success of the farm is reflected in a long succession of trophies won in the main horse racing events in the country. In addition, the Haras is a leading provider for breeders and owners in North and South America and cares for approximately 30 racehorses on the national competition circuit. Enjoy a private tasting of premium wines during your visit.

Transfer back to Santiago. Rest of the day off to spend at leisure.

Overnight in Santiago de Chile.

Day 11: Santiago (Chile) - Cusco (Peru)

After breakfast, private transfer to the airport of Santiago de Chile to take your international flight to the town of Cusco, Peru, with connection in Lima. Private transfer to the hotel. The city of Cusco is located at 3,350 meters above sea level and has been inhabited since time immemorial. It is considered the oldest city in the Americas. There was Qosqo, the "navel of the world," the capital of the Inca Empire. Rest of the day free to rest and acclimatize to the height of this city.

Overnight in Cusco.

Day 12: Cusco - Guided City Tour

Guided City Tour

In the morning, city tour through Cuzco to learn about its history and tour the different points of the city and its surroundings, including the cathedral, the iconic Plaza de Armas and different enclaves of the Inca Empire.

San Pedro Market and cooking lesson.

In the afternoon, we will visit the local market of San Pedro, where we will have an introduction to a large and diverse amount of ingredients from the 8 Natural Regions of Peru, which make up an important part of the local diet. Then, we will go to the kitchen studio, located in the center of Cusco, where we will have a "hands on" class, where we will learn to prepare nutritious and healthy dishes using the most representative Peruvian ingredients.

Overnight in Cusco.

Day 13: Cusco - Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu

In the morning, departure on the luxurious Hiram Bingham train, towards the Andean town of Aguas Calientes. It is an exclusive train with sophisticated wagons and with the highest service on board, where we will enjoy an exquisite gourmet lunch.

In the afternoon, we will visit the imperial Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, where we will have the opportunity to witness one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world with the background citadel. Machu Picchu is a Quechua term whose meaning is Old Mountain. Today it is universally known, both for its imposing archaeological remains, and for its incomparable location, on the edge of an abyss at whose bottom run the mighty waters of the Urubamba River.

In the evening, dinner at Chullpi. With a minimalist and sophisticated atmosphere, this restaurant presents us with a proposal of Peruvian, stylized, avant-garde and research-based haute cuisine with a personalized and solid service.

Overnight in Aguas Calientes.

Day 14: Aguas Calientes – Cusco

Return on the first shift of the luxurious Hiram Bingham train to the town of Cusco. Rest of the day free to explore the magical and mystical streets of the city of Cusco, its famous main square with its imposing cathedral, market and artisan fairs.

Overnight in Cusco.

Day 15: Cusco - Lima

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to take your domestic flight to Lima. Transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day free to enjoy at leisure.

Overnight in Lima.

Day 16: Lima - Guided City Tour

Guided City Tour

Being the only South American capital with an outlet to the ocean, named Gastronomic Capital of Latin America and with a historic center declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the city of Lima perfectly merges the ancient lineage of diverse origins with the modernity of the contemporary world today.

In the evening, we will enjoy a wonderful dinner in one of the three best restaurants that Peruvian culture has to offer. We will choose between the gastronomic experiences that Astrid and Gastón, Maido and Central have to offer, all located within the 10 best restaurants in Latin America.

Overnight in Lima.

Day 17: Lima - Gastronomic Tour

Gastronomic Tour

We begin our gastronomic adventure with a visit to a local market where we will appreciate a wide variety of products used for Peruvian cuisine. We will taste unique fruits such as Lúcuma, Aguaymanto, Cherimoya, Pacae ... As well as a wide variety of fruits from our sea, considered one of the richest in the world.

We will visit a restaurant where a chef will show us how to prepare the Ceviche; Then a barman will show us the preparation of pisco Sour, each participant prepares his pisco Sour and tastes it.

Finally we will visit a restaurant where we will taste a lunch that includes a great variety of dishes of Peruvian cuisine.

Overnight in Lima.

Day 18: Lima (Peru) - Mexico City (Mexico)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport to take your international flight to Mexico City. Transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day free to enjoy at leisure.

Overnight in Mexico City

Day 19: Mexico City - Guided City Tour

Guided City Tour

Guided tour where we will observe in depth the fusion of cultures in each feature and that have transformed this World Heritage city. In the evening, we will enjoy a wonderful dinner in one of the three best restaurants that Mexican culture has to offer. We will choose between the gastronomic experiences that Pujol, Quintonil and Sud 777 have to offer, all located within the 20 best restaurants in Latin America.

Overnight in Mexico City.

Day 20: Mexico City - Teotihuacán, Cuicuilco and Local Markets

Visit to Teotihuacán, Cuicuilco and Local Markets

In the morning, we will visit Tehotihuacán, also known as "City of the Gods," one of the most powerful cities in the ancient world. After the visit, we will return to Mexico City for lunch and visit the local markets, among which the market of San Juan stands out, the favorite of chefs and those who take the art of cooking very seriously. Known worldwide for its vast offer of exotic gourmet and edible products.

In the afternoon, we will visit Cuicuilco, one of the first Aztec settlements, direct predecessor of Mexico City.

Overnight in Mexico city

Day 21: Mexico City - Free Day or Comalcalco Tour and Villahermosa Cacao Farm Tour

Free day to walk the streets of the city, shop and rest.

Optional: Comalcalco Tour and Villahermosa Cacao Farm Tour

We will explore the ancient Mayan tradition of cocoa cultivation on a tour from Villahermosa to the archaeological site of Comalcalco, a cocoa farm and a chocolate factory. We will see Mayan ruins that are outside the main tourist route, we will walk through a landscape of cocoa trees and tropical fruits, and then we will learn how the manufacture of chocolates has changed from ancient to modern times.

Overnight in Mexico City

Day 22: Mexico City – City Of Origin - Final Departure

At agreed time, transfer to the airport to take a return flight to the city of origin.

Prices
Golden Accommodation

Prices
Price Per Person
$ 5295 Price per Person in triple room
$ 5745 Price per Person in double room
$ 7857 One Person Travelling Alone
Diamond Accommodation

Prices
Price Per Person
$ 5795 Price per Person in triple room
$ 6350 Price Per Person in double room
$ 9085 One Person Travelling Alone
Prices

Tour price currency is set to USD but you can pay in AUD, Euro or British Pound. The prices quoted per person per tour all inclusive and prices are always updated to ensure you receive the lowest price possible. Prices valid until April 30th, 2021 except during the high periods i.e Christmas and New Year and holidays.

Child Fee
  • Child up to 2 years old totally free of charge
  • Children between 2 and 6 years old pay 50% of the adult rate.
  • Children between 6 and 12 years old pay 75% of the adult rate.
  • A child from 12 years old is considered an adult person and pays the same rate.
Payment Plan

We are offering a low down payment of just 10% to secure your spaces on the tour including hotel room, cruise cabin, domestic flight ticket, and other travel-related services. The remaining balance can be paid up to two days prior to your arrival date or in cash upon arrival at the destination to your tour manager, therefore, making your booking a risk-free investment.

Is Latin America safe to visit?

Latin America is a very large continent, and there are many areas that are safe to visit. In most parts, tourists need only to exercise the caution that they would have in any vacation spot—pay attention to surroundings, wear a money belt, and avoid dark and deserted areas—to avoid becoming crime victims. The scenarios that involve tourists usually involve non-violent pick-pocketing or muggings. In South America, we recommend not to make it obvious that you’re a tourist. Try to not speak a foreign language out loud. In addition, you should keep valuable items such as your passport, camera, and your wallet in a pocket or bag in front of you. While sitting outside at a restaurant keep your things on your lap or tied to the foot of the chair.

Which languages are spoken in Latin America?

Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Uruguay, Colombia and Mexico: Spanish speakers.
Brazil: Portuguese
You will find most of the workers in tourism speak English and at least a third language.

Is it a common practice to give tips in Latin America?

Tipping is essentially a norm in bars, coffee shops, and restaurants. It’s recommended to tip chauffeurs and guides during transfers and paid excursions. In these cases, we suggest calculating the amount according to how satisfied you have been with the service. 

What is the official currency in Latin America?

The currency changes depending on the country:
Argentina: Argentinean Peso (ARS)
Brazil: Brazilian Real (BRL)
Chile: Chilean Peso (CLP)
Uruguay: Uruguayan Peso (UYU)
Bolivia: Boliviano (BOB)
Peru: Sol Peruano (PEN)
Colombia: Colombian Peso (COP)
Guatemala: Quetzal (GTQ)
México: Mexican peso (MXN)

Each currency is only useful for its respective country. It is not possible to use the currency of one country in another.

Do I need a visa to enter Latin American Countries?

It depends on your country of origin and the country you want to visit. It is necessary to check with your migration department.

Cancellation Policy
  • In case you cancel your trip, the following scale of charges will be applied:

From the date of booking until 61 days before your arrival date, 10% of the entire tour price will be charged.
Between 60 and 31 days before your arrival date, 20% of the entire tour price will be charged.
Between 30 and 15 days before your arrival date, 50% of the entire tour price will be charged.
Between 14 and 1 days before your arrival date, 100% of the entire tour price will be charged.
 
Additionally, there are cancellation fees on all domestic flights within Egypt. If you cancel a tour at any time, you will be subject to any fees according to the airline’s cancellation policy.

 

  • Emergency Cancellation Policy

Memphis Tours offers a very flexible cancelation policy in case the government or the airline issues a travel warning from/to your departure country and destination. We, at Memphis Tours, prioritize your well-being and safety above all else and for that reason, we have adapted our cancellation policy to reflect our values. Familiarize yourself with our full payment policy, cancellation and refund conditions.

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