Argentina & Chile's Lake District with Mendoza & Santiago (ISFE)

15 Day Package from Buenos Aires to Santiago

Monograms has created all-in-one packages a cut above going on your own, while leaving the group behind. Each package comes with hand-selected hotels, plus "they really do that?" service of a Monograms Local Host®-a local expert available throughout your stay. We've arranged sightseeing, exclusive to Monograms guests, complete with VIP access into some of the most incredible attractions (that means you skip the lines). We've arranged transportation and we offer a selection of special excursions. With Monograms, you travel in style independently without going it alone.


Insider Benefits

Monograms is all about connecting you to your destination with unmatched insider guidance and support to make travel a pleasure. With a team of local experts in each destination, your Monograms vacation includes local assistance and tips that only a local would know. In addition to an expertly-planned vacation with great hotels and included sightseeing, Monograms means you'll get the VIP treatment from a team of local insiders who help you put your signature on your vacation.

Arrival & Hotel Transfer

Monograms greets you like a VIP when you arrive at your destination then whisks you off to your hotel with a friendly Monograms operated transfer, complimentary for guests who have purchased their flights through Monograms.

Hotel Check-In

Once you arrive at your hotel, your own Monograms Local Host® is there to greet you, help you get checked in, and share lots of destination insights with you to get your vacation started.

Sightseeing

Get an insider's look at the must-see sights with the insight and knowledge of an expert Monograms Local Guide. Delight in the stares of regular tourists as they slide you past the line and right into the doorway with VIP access.

Free Time

Your Monograms Local Host® can provide tips and suggestions and even help you book activities & excursions to make the most of your time at your destination, helping you drink in the local culture in just your style.

Dining

What better restaurant recommendations can you find than from a local who knows? From haute cuisine to hidden cafes, from street food to Michelin Stars, your Local Host® can give you the inside scoop on finding your favorite fare.

MonogramsGO App

To help you feel even more comfortable in your destination, Monograms offers access to our MonogramsGO app where guests can check flight, hotel and transfer information and customize their trip with a host of local suggestions.

City Connections

When your vacation includes traveling from one city to another, we'll get you to your train or plane, stress free with door-to-gate service. Your local Monograms team awaits your arrival at your next destination.

Activities & Excursions

Monograms offers a range of amazing experiences you can add to your trip, vetted by our team and perfectly coordinated with your Monograms package. Add them before you leave or on trip with the help of your Local Host®.

Airport Departure

Parting is such sweet sorrow. When you've explored all that you can explore and it's time to head home, your Local Host® will ensure a smooth departure, on time and on point, stress-free.

Day-By-Day 2020

With Monograms, we handle the details so you can focus on the sights, experience new cultures and new destinations. From arranging the right hotels and seamless transportation to providing your own Local Host® and included sightseeing, we've thought of-and included-everything you need in an all-in-one package.

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1
ARRIVE IN BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

1-Jan-2020

Arrive in Buenos Aires, where your hotel is available for mid-afternoon check-in.

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2
BUENOS AIRES–MENDOZA

2-Jan-2020

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Mendoza, where you will be met by your Local Host. The Mendoza region is the fifth-greatest wine producer in the world, has one of the country’s most beautiful landscapes, and boasts a temperate climate and radiant sun.

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3
MENDOZA

3-Jan-2020

Today your CITY TOUR focuses on the culture and history originating from the Spanish colonizers four centuries ago. It includes a visit to the oldest part of the city with its archeological remains of ancient buildings and ruins of San Francisco Church. Also visit the new city, Plaza Independencia, the Civic Center, and General San Martin Park with its lake and rose garden. (B)

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4
MENDOZA

4-Jan-2020

Mendoza has gained worldwide recognition for its production of award-winning wines, and is the most prolific wine-making region in South America. Learn more about the industry and Mendoza’s famous Malbec on today’s BODEGA TOUR. Travel into Mendoza’s agricultural oasis, where you have the opportunity to visit two different vineyards, learn about the wine-making process, and participate in wine tastings. (B)

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5
MENDOZA–BUENOS AIRES

5-Jan-2020

After time at leisure this morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to back to Buenos Aires, where you’ll have the evening free to do a little exploration of this great city. (B)

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6
BUENOS AIRES

6-Jan-2020

Included private sightseeing starts in the colorful La Boca district, site of the city’s first port. Take a short WALKING TOUR of this unique neighborhood, then on to San Telmo, famous for its late-colonial buildings. At Plaza de Mayo, see La Casa Rosada (the President’s Pink House) and Metropolitan Cathedral. Drive past the ornate Colon Opera House before reaching the CEMETERY OF THE RECOLETA, burial site of Eva Perón. (B)

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DAY
7
BUENOS AIRES

7-Jan-2020

Today is free to explore this extraordinary city. Consider joining an optional excursion to visit a traditional estancia (ranch) to experience the lifestyle of the gauchos, or cruise down the Tigre River surrounded by beautiful landscapes and impressive homes. (B)

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8
BUENOS AIRES–BARILOCHE

8-Jan-2020

Get ready for your next adventure: Patagonia! Fly to Bariloche, an impressive settlement in the Patagonian Andes foothills whose beauty is comparable to the Swiss Alps. In addition to dozens of outdoor activities and great tourism facilities, Bariloche is also famous for its chocolate, local beer, and European-influenced delicacies. (B)

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9
BARILOCHE

9-Jan-2020

Today, you’ll have the opportunity to become acquainted with this charming destination by PANORAMIC TOUR. Wind through the mountain roads of Bariloche, enjoying the scenery of its various forests and lakes. You’ll travel by chairlift to the summit of Cerro Campanario for breathtaking views of the city, lakes Nahuel Huapi and Moreno, St. Peter’s Peninsula, Llao Llao, and more. After visiting the summit you’ll have the chance to see the Llao Llao Hotel and its chapel up close—both architectural gems. Keep your camera ready, as opportunities to take photos are around every corner. Enjoy your evening at leisure to explore the charming city squares, many shops, and great restaurants. (B)

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10
BARILOCHE

10-Jan-2020

Enjoy your day at leisure. Perhaps journey to Victoria Island in the middle of Nahuel Huapi Lake and visit the pure and exotic native trees of the Arrayanes Forest—or spend time in Bariloche, relaxing at your hotel and exploring the town. (B)

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11
BARILOCHE–LAKE CROSSING–PUERTO VARAS, CHILE

11-Jan-2020

Set out today for your unforgettable ANDES LAKE CROSSING which will take you to Chile. Board a boat for the CRUISE across Lago Nahuel Huapi to Puerto Blest. Proceed by motorcoach and board another boat on Lake Frias to see emerald lakes, thick pine forests, and the snowcapped peaks of the Andes Mountains. Continue to Puella by bus where you will have lunch before your journey continues by catamaran on Lago Todos los Santos. Look out for soaring Osorno Volcano as you cross the lake towards Petrohue. Disembark the catamaran and drive along the southern shore of Lago Llanquihue on the way to Puerto Varas stopping to see Petrohue Falls en route to your hotel. (B,L)

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12
PUERTO VARAS

12-Jan-2020

Today is free to explore the area at your leisure. Perhaps visit Chiloe Island to see quaint fishing villages and the Magellanic and Humboldt penguins that call this area home or explore the Chilean-German town of Puerto Varas. (B)

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13
PUERTO VARAS–SANTIAGO

13-Jan-2020

Fly to Chile's scenic capital between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes. With a coastline over 2,650 miles long, Chile is more than 10 times longer than it is wide. (B)

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14
SANTIAGO

14-Jan-2020

Located in the center of the country, Santiago has evolved as the country’s political, commercial, and cultural capital. Step back into the 16th century on your PRIVATE TOUR, as your Local Guide traces the city’s history and heritage. Start at La Moneda, the official Government Palace, and nearby San Cristobal Hill with its landmark statue of the Virgin Mary. Your tour ends at the Plaza de Armas, the main square, with a visit to the 18th-century CATHEDRAL. (B)

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15
SANTIAGO

15-Jan-2020

Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning. (B)

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Transportation

From City-to-City

When your vacation includes traveling from one city to another, your local Monograms team makes it an absolute breeze! We'll get to your train or plane, stress free and on time with door-to-gate service. And your local Monograms team awaits your arrival as soon as you pull into your next destination.

Hotels

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

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Buenos Aires
Mendoza
Bariloche
Puerto Varas
Santiago

Buenos Aires

El Niño Bien

There are many tango shows for tourists in Buenos Aires, but this tango salon is where the locals go to strut their stuff. Have fun observing this graceful dance, but don’t be surprised if an instructor tries to coax you onto the floor. Note that this is not a Tango show, but a Milonga salon where local people go to dance and drink. Note: open from midnight and not all days of the week!

Museo Evita

You can stand before the Casada Rosada and see the balcony where Evita addressed her fans, and you can see the tomb where she was laid to rest in the beautiful Recoleta Cemetery. But to truly understand this controversial woman, visit the Museo Evita where her life story is told through her personal objects.

San Telmo Antiques Fair

Held every Sunday in Plaza Dorrego, this outdoor market is full of small antiques and crafts. Normally free live music and tango dancing complete the experience. The market does not take place when it’s raining.

Alvear Palace

Located in the exclusive Recoleta district of Buenos Aires, the Alvear Palace is one of the most luxurious hotels in South America. Step into the Lobby Bar to admire the elegant surroundings while you relax with a cocktail. Perhaps enjoy a selection from their extensive cognac and whiskey list.

Park Hyatt Buenos Aires Palacio Duhau

Located in the exclusive Recoleta district of Buenos Aires, this hotel opened its doors in 2006. The original building was the residence of the wealthy Duhau Family and was constructed with imported material from Europe. The combined old and new architecture is connected with magnificent terrace gardens. You may enter from Alvear Street or Posadas Street.

Cabaña Las Lilas

The average citizen in Argentina consumes 130 pounds of beef per year. If you want to fit in with everyone from local residents to government VIPs, head to this famous steakhouse dating back to 1905. Known worldwide, Cabaña Las Lilas serves the nation’s specialty like no one else. Every night, local and international leading figures of the 20th century flocked to La Cabana—the place to be seen—to enjoy its famous atmosphere and to sample some of the world’s finest beef. Now, it has relocated to Buenos Aires’ fashionable Recoleta area amid many boutiques, 5-star hotels, and beautiful gardens. The restaurant’s original interior has been lovingly recreated with Gaucho-style, large, open fireplaces and many original design details, including heavy-iron ornaments, leather, and burnished-copper utensils.

La Bourgogne

Taste Jean Paul Bondoux’s haute cuisine in Buenos Aires! La Bourgogne is a kind of gastronomic mecca for gourmets. It offers light meals of fish and beef during the day and the symphony of his creations in French regional specialties during the evenings. There is also the famous boutique of delicatessen products, including top cheeses, on the premises. It is open from Monday to Saturday, mid-day and evenings.

Gran Café Tortoni

Whether you make it to a performance at the majestic Teatro Colón or not, you’ll want to visit its equally famous Gran Café Tortoni. Sink into one of the red leather chairs, order the sidra, its signature alcoholic cider, and enjoy the 19th-century décor like Albert Einstein and Josephine Baker once did.

Belgrano

If you’re looking for a Buenos Aires neighborhood off the beaten path, look no further than the Chinatown located here. Considering most locals don’t even know it exists, you won’t bump into any tourists while exploring its shops and restaurants.

Calle Florida

Shopping in the “Paris of the South” is a delight, and you won’t be disappointed with the shops and boutiques here. Exquisite leather shops line Calle Florida, and many will custom-make something for you during your visit.

Calle Báez (Las Cañitas—Belgrano District)

Buenos Aires is known for its nightlife and whether you want dinner, drinks, dancing, or all three, you’ll find plenty of hot spots on this street.

Palacio Barolo

This odd-looking building, once the tallest in South America, has just recently been opened to the public. It offers sweeping views of the city from its unusual tower.

Palermo Soho & Palermo Hollywood

Don’t miss the trendy neighborhoods with excellent designer shops, cafés, and restaurants. They are recommended during the day and evening!

Mendoza

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Mendoza, ArgentinaMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Mendoza. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host about Mendoza and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host will share local Mendoza insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet Mike, a Local Host®

Mike is one of our best hosts in Mendoza. He’s originally from Germany but he has developed a great passion for Mendoza since he’s been living here. Mike loves to create magic moments for visitors of this region and people love to listen to him because he shows them all the best parts of Mendoza with a fresh, local perspective.

Pablo Lavoisier

The atelier of the well-known wood artist Pablo Lavoisier, Argentine muralist and sculptor, born in Mendoza. Lavoisier is the creator of an aesthetic movement and researcher of the matter in relation to its potential use – wild nature in relation to ancient and primitive charm; and the attractive mystery of human beings in relation to their inner lives.

Museo Emiliano Guiñazú – Casa de Fader

National Museum of Bellas Artes, inaugurated in 1951. This house belonged to the painter, Fernando Fader, who lived in Mendoza between 1904 and 1915. It currently exhibits paintings, engravings, sculptures and photographs from foreign as well as Argentine artists.

Cava de Cano

The former residence of Don Guillermo Cano, governor of Mendoza, who in 1936 initiated the first National Harvest Festival is now the refuge where the perfect combination of history, food, and wine delight the senses.

El Retortuño

Folkloric show of Cuyo. Open Friday and Saturday only, El Retortuño is a simple-style restaurant with a show, popular among both locals and tourists.

Central Market

For more than 120 years, Mendoza’s Mercado Central (central market) has occupied the same space, only a few minutes from the center plaza. Not overly polished or touristy, it’s an inexpensive break from the slick eateries that dominate central Mendoza. There’s no glossy finish, just the raw, grit deal. Market finds include: olive oils, Choripan.sausages (morcilla, salami, etc), Humitas, cheeses from the Tafi valley, empanadas, bowls of locro, slices of pizza, cured ham, dulce de leche, spices and nuts.

Bariloche

Visit to Havanna Factory

Havanna is known for serving Argentina’s best alfajor (a local confectionary delight), but you can also shop for chocolate and other intriguing foods here.

Francisco P. Moreno Museum of Patagonia

The Francisco P. Moreno Museum is housed by the East wing of the Civic Center in the City of Bariloche. It was inaugurated on March, 17, 1940 as a tribute to one of the greatest men who toured the Andes and Patagonia, and who donated the lands for the first national park in Argentina to the National Executive Branch of government. The National Parks Administration purchased the first anthropological and historical collection of artwork now displayed in the venue.

Blest Brewery

When visiting Bariloche, a tour around the famous and traditional brewery that proudly displays the craft beer brewing process is a must. It is a charming and amply-spaced brewery featuring European-inspired designs.

Jauja Ice-creams

Jauja offers a wide range of organic ice cream and chocolate.

Puerto Varas

Llanquihue Lake

Take a walk on the shore of the Llanquihue Lake and enjoy beautiful views of the surrounded woods and the impressive Osorno Vulcano. Visible from the lake shore, both Sacred Heart Church and Iglesia Lueterana stand tall and colorful. We recommend to stop by and learn about the history of colonization and its impact on religion in this quaint tourist town. On the way you will find the Artisan Fair, where you almost forget how time flies while checking all the colorful, wooden handmade artisanal.

La Jardinera

Located in the heart of Puerto Varas, La Jardinera restaurant features simple, honest cuisine with quality seasonal ingredients. With its innovative recipes, fine views of Lake Llanquihue, and sophisticated service, La Jardinera is an excellent choice for locals and visitors alike. Reservations are recommended during the summer months.

Mesa Tropera

Mesa Tropera restaurant is the culmination of a decade-long dream that began in Italy and matured in Patagonia. This Italian restaurant and brewery is located on Lake Llanquihue and features a variety of pizzas, pastas, shared plates, salads, desserts, and locally crafted beer.

Village Frutillar

Located approximately 17 miles north of Puerto Varas, Village Frutillar offers historical areas where houses surrounded by beautiful gardens have been built similar to those of the German Black Forest region. It is recommended to pass by the Lutheran and Catholic Churches and the Museo Colonial with its exhibits on the first settlers’ history.

Petrohué Falls

One of the most beautiful scenic spots with the soft lush green countryside is Petrohue Falls, located approximately 30 miles northwest of Puerto Varas. En route to the falls, pass oxen and tractor-ploughed fields, weather beaten clap-board barns, and churches surrounding Lake Llanquihue. The Petrohué Rapids are a fabulous, dashing and gleaming succession of azure blue cascades against a backdrop of majestic mountains at the east. You can enter the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, which had been the first Chilean natural reserve since its foundation in 1926 in order to reach Petrohué, the eastern port of the spectacular Lake Todos los Santos.

Chiloé Island

With a fascinating history, sagas, and fairy tales as well as a unique island cuisine, Chiloé Island makes for a wonderful day trip out of Puerto Varas. Visit the capital city of Castro, situated on the protected Castro Fjord, to see the colored wooden church and the so-called palafitos, which are houses built on wooden posts that stand on the shore. Stop in the small fishing village of Dalcahue, where you will see one of the typical, wooden churches. On Sundays, there is a local fish and vegetable market. Be sure to sample the local cuisine, which consists of meat, seafood, potatoes, and vegetables cooked in the curanto style of roasting in a leaf-covered hole in the ground.

Vulcano Osorno

Situated approximately 37 miles outside of Puerto Varas, a visit to the Osorno Volcano is a perfect option for a day trip. Start this extraordinary excursion with trips through the soft, lush green countryside, past oxen and tractor-ploughed fields, weather beaten clap-board barns and churches surrounding Lake Llanquihue. After driving through this beautiful landscape, enter the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park. From there, start your unforgettable drive up the Osorno Volcano, passing the deep and untouched Lenga forests. Arriving at the sector of “La Burbuja” on approx. 4,000 ft., you can enjoy a short walk through unspoiled natural beauty offering countless photo opportunities. High up, you’ll have spectacular unique views of the snow-capped summit of the Osorno and Calbuco Volcanoes and the shimmering Lake Llanquihue deep down in the valley.

Santiago

Los Dominicos Market

Crafts markets can be found around Santiago, as either permanent installations or weekly events; however, Los Dominicos is highly recommended above all other markets for selection and quality. Popularly known as Los Dominicos after its nearby San Vicente Ferrer de Los Dominicos Church built in the 18th century, Los Graneros del Alba is a colonial village of more than 200 shops where you can find everything from fine leather to semiprecious stones, copperware, huaso horse gear, furniture, sculpture and alpaca woolens as well as a wonderful display of cockatoos and other live birds. Besides it has good food for a variety of budgets and often features folkloric music and dancing on weekends. It is located in Las Condes district nestled in the foothills of the Andes.

Mercado Central

Occupying an entire block bounded by San Pablo Street, Puente Street, 21 de Mayo Street and Balmaceda Avenue next to the Rio Mapocho, Santiago's Central Market is a distinctive wrought-iron building dating from 1872. Here you will find a matchless selection of creatures from the sea. Depending on the season you might see the delicate beaks of “picorocos,” the world's only edible barnacles, the orange stars of “erizos,” the prickly shelled sea urchins, as well as an appealing selection of fresh fruit and vegetables. There are a number of restaurants ranging from modest to the finest. Open all year around.

Parque de las Esculturas

Providencia is mainly a business district, but it has one of the city's most captivating and least publicized public parks. From Pedro de Valdivia Metro stop, walk a block north to the Rio Mapocho and cross the bridge. Here you will find Parque de las Esculturas where the gardens are filled with a score of sculptures by Chile's top artists. Because of its pastoral atmosphere, the park is quite popular with joggers. In the center is a wooden pavilion that hosts very good rotating sculpture exhibitions. International Jazz Music festival takes place here during summer season.

Barrio Bellavista

One of the more interesting neighborhoods in the city, its streets are lined with trees and colorful antique homes, many of which have been converted into restaurants, theaters and studios for artists and musicians. It's a pleasant place for an afternoon stroll and in the evening, Bellavista pulses to the beat of music pouring from its many discos and bars. Located at the foothill of San Cristobal, you can also visit La Chascona, one of the three homes once owned by Chile's most famous literary artist, the Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda.

Centro Cultural Palacio de La Moneda

Palacio de La Moneda Cultural Center is a cultural facility in the heart of the civic quarter under the Citizenry Square in the southern facade of the Palacio de La Moneda. It is intended to place the chilean capital in the international cultural circuit allowing participative and formative access for all citizens to the cultural and audiovisual richness of the nation. It was opened in 2006 as a part of the Bicentennial project in preparation for the 200th anniversary of Chile 's republican life. This center houses two main exhibition halls and other minor rooms as the Centro de Documentación de las Artes 'Arts Documentation Center' with information and resources concerning modern and contemporary art and Cineteca Nacional ´´National Film Archive´´ a digital laboratory for film restoring and digitallization. There are also a handicraft shop a cafeteria and two excellent restaurants.

Cajón del Maipo

Cajon del Maipo is part “huaso” (a Chilean cowboy from the Central Valley), part artist's colony, and part small-town charm tucked into a valley in the foothills of the Andes. From Santiago, it's less than one hour to the heart of the Cajón. If you have a day and would like to get a feel for the Andes and its rugged beauty, a visit here is highly recommend. The well paved road through this valley follows the path of the Maipo River. Along the way you'll pass dozens of stalls set up by locals who sell fresh bread, honey, kuchen (a dense cake), empanadas and chocolate to passersby. Then you'll pass the tiny hamlets of Las Vertientes and San José de Maipo, the principal city of the area founded in 1792 when silver was discovered in the foothills. Plan to come on a weekday if you can.

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