DAY 1: Santiago de Chile
Arrival to Santiago de Chile Airport and transfer to Hotel Rio Amazonas. Check in
DAY 2: Santiago de Chile
Breakfast. Go on your own to the meeting point to do the Santiago Bike Tour: 09:30 am – 12.30 pm: This Tour shows you the popular culture and everyday life in Santiago. Multiculturalism, urban art and diverse religions in Patronato; fruit and vegetables in La Vega Market; history in the Plaza de Armas. All part of the many experiences on this unforgettable Tour of Santiago. Stops: Bellavista Neighbourhood, La Chascona: Pablo Neruda´s House, Metropolitan Park, Patronato Neighbourhood, La Vega Market, Mapocho Station, Central Market, Plaza de Armas, Bellas Artes Museum, Forestal Park.
DAY 3: Santiago de Chile – Hanga Roa (Easter Island)
Breakfast and Check out. Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Hanga Roa, Easter Island. Arrival and regular transfer to hotel Chez Maria Goretti. Check in.
DAY 4: Hanga Roa (Easter Island)
Breakfast and pick up for the first half day tour of the island. The first excursion will be to visit Vinapu archeological sector, Rano Kau volcano and the village of Orongo. The second hald day tour will be to explore Ahu Akivi moai sector, Uri to Urenga and finally the red crater of Puna Pau. Back to hotel
DAY 5: Hanga Roa (Easter Island)
Breakfast and pick up for the full day tour of the moai route. The first stop will be Ahu Akahanga, a group of platforms, moais and pukaos. Afterwards the excursion continues to famous Rano Raraku volcano, were many moai were made. After lunch, the group reaches Ahu Tongariki, the biggest ahu in the island with 15 huge moai then, Te Pito Kura where the tallest moai (Paro) can be found (10 m). The tour ends in Anakena white beach, also with moais. Back to hotel
DAY 6: Hanga Roa (Easter Island) – Santiago de Chile
Breakfast and check out. Regular transfer to airport to catch the flight to Santiago. Arrival and transfer to Hotel Rio Amazonas. Rest of day, free.
DAY 7: Santiago de Chile – Mendoza
Breakfast and check out. Transfer to bus station. Bus from Santiago to Mendoza in one of the most beautiful roads in central Andes. Arrival and transfer to Bohemia Hotel Boutique. Check in.
DAY 8: Mendoza
Breakfast and free to wander the city and the Parque San Martin
DAY 9: Mendoza
Breakfast and free, maybe take some time to discover one of the many wine yards in the great Mendoza region.
DAY 10: Mendoza - Buenos Aires
Breakfast and check out. Night bus to reach the capital of the country.
DAY 11: Buenos Aires
Arrival in Retiro Bus Station and accommodation at San Telmo Luxury Suites, in the heart of San Telmo, a historic neighborhood of the city.
DAY 12: Buenos Aires
Breakfast. Free day to enjoy the city and maybe take a bike tour to see Buenos Aires from a different point of view.
DAY 13: Buenos Aires
Breakfast. Free day to continue exploring town and maybe to visit a tango show to learn a bit more about this traditional music enjoying the last dinner of the trip.
DAY 14: Buenos Aires - Home
Breakfast, check out and end of services.
The city of Buenos Aires, one of the most important Latin American cities, is a great cosmopolitan and many-sided metropolis. This city astonishes the tourist with its evident universal influence.
It is the capital of the Argentine Republic and the vital bond of the nation.
How to access?
To access to the downtown from the airport there is an option to take a shuttle to the hostel where you will stay. Book here Hostel Shuttle.
As long as European arquitecture is concerned, many streets recall those of Paris.
Its numberless museums, exposition and comference centres, art galleries, cinemas and theatres with national and international spectacles of high quality, are witnesses of its important cultural life.
The Colon Theatre, one of the most important lyrical theatres in the world, is seat, together with some other scenaries, of an intense musical activity that comprises all genres including, of course, the famous and typical Tango; besides, the city is frequently visited by orchestras, groups and soloists from all over the world.
Financial, stock-exchange and economical seat of the country, Buenos Aires is the main port of the nation. It has an intense commercial activity, reflected in numberless shops of the main worldfamous branches, shop centres and commercial shoppings.
Its nightlife is quite varied and extends up to the ealy hours. Discos, restaurants, cafeterias and many other attractions for all tastes are spread all around the city offering the tourist a large number of options.
Its accomodation capacity ranges from luxurious 5 stars hotels belonging to international chains up to modest lodgings, including all the hostel levels.
TRANSPORT IN BUENOS AIRES
• Buses: The bus (colectivo) is a fast and inexpensive means of transport to travel over the Capital. There are more than 180 lines going through the city and providing connection with all districts in the Greater Buenos Aires. The service is available at regular intervals. Sometimes, streets may be blocked in the downtown area due to traffic jams. The ticket is sold on the bus and only coins are accepted. Hours: Bus service is available all day long but its frequency decreases after 12 am.
• Subways: This is the fastest and easiest way to reach your destination. The six subway lines (commonly known as “subtes”) are connected with the main avenues and railway and bus stations, and converge upon downtown, the main tourist and hotel area. Maps showing the subway lines in different colors may be obtained at the ticket offices located in every station. Information boards showing each line routes and transfer stations between lines are available in all stations. These connections that allow passengers to use more than one line are called “combinación”. The service runs Mondays through Saturdays, from 5 am to 10 pm, and Sundays and holidays from 8 am to 10 pm.
•Taxis: They can be requested by phone or you may call them on the street. Radiotaxis (provided with radio systems) are considered safer. There is a great number of taxis in the city – getting a taxi near the tourist areas is easy at any time of day or night. Usually, you will wait for no longer than a few minutes. Taxis can be easily recognized by their colors – black and yellow. In addition, a red light on the taximeter indicates that they are available.
• Remises: They are a sort of limo service that you request by phone to the numerous agencies spread out in the city. These cars are not identified with a special color. The total fare varies according to the kilometers covered and time elapsed.
• Trains: If you want to visit areas outside the Capital such as the Delta or neighborhoods distant from downtown, the railways provide an affordable service. Several lines allow access to the center of the city.
Situated at the foot of The Andes, Mendoza is the capital city of the homonimous province and the most important city of the West of Argentina. It is one of the most chosen tourist destinations because of the various interesting activities available in the region. It is an incredible oasis to grow fruits and vegetables due to the presence of the Mendoza and Tunuyán Rivers.
The climate of the region is mild though the mountains provide a certain degree of aridity. The temperature in Summer ranges from 18º C to 33º C and days are hot and nights are fresh. In Winter, the minimum temperature is 3º C and the maximum registered temperature is 16º C.
One can get to Mendoza City by plane arriving at Francisco Gabrielli-El Plumerillo International Airport, or by car or bus through Nº 8, 7 and 40 National Routes.
In the city, there is a beautiful sight of streets flanked by trees, squares and parks linked by a web of irrigation ditches which is 500 km long and waters the whole area allowing city planning even in arid zones.
Land with historic tradition, Mendoza keeps many memories of San Martín's epic in the cerro de la Gloria (Hill of the Glory), El Plumerillo, San Martín Park and the museums that show documents testifying the presence in the region of this Argentinian eminent person.
Starting point to enjoy adventure travel and high mountain sports like andinism, ski or rafting, Mendoza offers various circuits to go on these excursions. Walks in the five squares, the civic centre and the foundation area make the tourist admire the culture, the history and the idiosyncrasy of native people. In the surroundings of Mendoza City, interesting places and towns can be visited: Ruins of San Francisco Church, Maipú, El Challao, Villavicencio Thermal Resort, Cacheuta, Potrerillos and Vallecitos.
The very well known "Ruta de los Vinos" (Route of the Wines) deserves a special mention because tourists can visit ancient cellars and taste excellent yields which are product of carefully chosen grapes.
When visiting Mendoza, one is going along the land of the good sun and the good wine
Conocida también con el nombre de Gran Santiago, se ubica en el valle del Maipo, encajonada por la cordillera de la Costa al oeste y por los cordones Chacabuco y Angostura al norte y al sur, respectivamente.
Santiago de Chile posee un clima del tipo mediterráneo frío continental, con estación prolongada. La temperatura media es de 14°C. Durante el periodo estival la temperatura aumenta a los 20°C, mientras que en el invierno suele descender hasta los 8°C. Todos estos aspectos han generado una urbe modernao.