February 05 - 18, 2018
14 Days
Tour Status - Guaranteed

Join Lynn Holinski of Select Holidays on our hosted Agriculture tour of Argentina & Chile.  Enjoy your experience of the wineries in the area around Santiago and see how the grapes are cultivated, picked, and the wine is produced, which is one of Chile’s biggest agriculture exports.  Walk through one of Chile’s largest farmer’s markets filled with fresh fruits and vegetables harvested in that area. Visit local farmers to tour their farming operations while their locally produced farm lamb is cooking on the BBQ for our dinner.  As you cross over to Argentina you will come upon the farm lands of Patagonia that has thousands of hectares of land dedicated to cattle farming, sheep farming and forestry.  You will visit the largest inland grain handling system, where farmers have their grain hauled to for export.  The pampas of Argentina produce vast amounts of soy beans, corn, and sunflower as well as lush pasture for the cattle farms in the area.  You will visit a farm cattle auction market called Liniers Cattle Market, where they auction and sell 10,000-13,000 farm cattle per day 5 times a week.  You will return home with the great memories of experiencing the farming in these countries as well the deep culture.   



Tour Highlights

  • Customized Return air flights from major North American cities
  • High Class Accommodations (Best Class Accommodations in Rural Areas)
  • Technical Agriculture visits
  • Experienced Destination Guides
  • Multiple Night Stays
  • All Meals in Itinerary included
  • All Attractions in Itinerary included
  • All Sightseeing in Itinerary included

Feb 05, 2018: Flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina
Depart North America for a flight into Buenos Aires,  Argentina. [IFM]

Feb 06, 2018: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Arrive Buenos Aires for a 3-night stay.  [IFM/D]

Feb 07, 2018: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Morning visit to "Liniers CattleMarket", one of thelargest live cattle markets in the world, supplies thedomestic beef needs for the city of Buenos Aires, the largest city in Argentina. Some 10,000 to 13,000 head of cattle are sold here each day, five days a week.  Prices at Liniers tend to set the mark for the rest of the country.  Most of the cattle are sold to local                 supermarkets and packing plants.  Enjoy a short city tour including lunch with the afternoon free.  This evening take in the cultural wonders of a local Tango Show & Dinner.  [B/L/D]
NOTE: This will be a late evening

Feb. 08, 2018: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Farm visit and a visit to a typical estancia to experience a Gaucho party: your lunch will be an “asado” (Argentina’s famous barbecue) with folk music and dance. You will also see the gauchos working with and riding horses.   [B/L/D]

Feb 09, 2018: Buenos Aires,   Argentina - Bariloche
Free morning before transferring to the airport for your flight into Bariloche, Argentina.  Bariloche, located in Rio Negro Province, consists of over 100,000 hectares of land dedicated to cattle, sheep and forestry.  [B/D]

Feb 10, 2018:  Bariloche, Argentina
A visit to one of the local ranches with large herds of sheep and cattle.  There are valleys with water springs or creeks which allow for natural grasslands and pastures. Ranches in the area are large in size due to their low carrying capacity.   Return to Bariloche for an afternoon visit to a chocolate shop.   [B/L/D]

Feb 11, 2018: Bariloche, Argentina - Puerto Montt, Chile
The inspiring beauty of the southern Andes unfolds today as you travel from Argentina to Chile via roads and a series of lake cruise crossings.  Arrive into Puerto Montt, Chile, for a two-night stay.  [B/L/D]

Feb 12, 2018: Puerto Montt, Chile
Travel north to the region, known as the pastoral area of the country and visit with a local farmer. Arrive at the farm in time to see your lunch being placed on the spit of your BBQ. You will be greeted with a tasty Pisco Sour (or maybe 2).  As your lunch is cooking, tour around this small dairy farm. After touring, enjoy homemade and freshly baked empanadas and BBQ.  Return to hotel. [B/L]

Feb 13, 2018: Puerto Montt, Chile
A morning visit to the seaport in Puerto Montt.  Following lunch, drive into the countryside to be entertained at aChilean horse show and rodeo beforereturning to the hotel for the night. [B/D]

Feb 14, 2018: Puerto Montt, Chile - Santiago, Chile
Mid-day flight from Puerto Montt to Santiago. This evening enjoy a Dinner and Chilean Culture Show.  [B/D]

Feb 15, 2018: Santiago, Chile
Visit the country's largest fruit and vegetable wholesale markets, where the size of the corn will amaze you. Enjoy a short city tour before checking into hotel for an overnight stay. [B/D]

Feb 16, 2018:  Vina Del Mar, Chile
Morning visit to the coastal community of Valparaiso including lunch. This afternoon is yours to enjoy the hotel and the pool area of the hotel or at the beach. [B/L]

Feb 17, 2018: Vina Del Mar - Airport
Visit one of Chile's boutique wineries for lunch including wine tasting and a tour. Transfer to the airport for an overnight flight back to North America. [B/L/IFM]

Feb. 18, 2018:  End of Tour
Arrive North America and home. [IFM]

Per Person, Double - From $8,870.00

Plus $744.60 Air/Gov’t taxes per person
Single Occupancy:  Add $1,880.00
Initial Deposit:  $2,000.00 per person
Second Deposit of $2,000.00 per person is due before August 15, 2017
Final Payment per person is due before November 15, 2017
Includes Economy Airfare From:
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver / Winnipeg / Toronto