PRE PROGRAM EXTENSION - CHILE

Barioloche, Patagonia 

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​​​​Day 01: Depart for Argentina
Depart today and make your way to Argentina. Elegant, old-worldly, with a touch of Paris here and of London there, a dash of New York cosmopolitanism and Italian exuberance here, the city of Buenos Aires, nevertheless has a lot of Latin America in it as well. Today you just fly through, but you will spend some time in Buenos Aires at the end of your program. 


Day 02: Salta, Argentina - Cultural Exploration
Upon arrival at Buenos Aires Ezeiza International airport (EZE), fly onward to Salta airport (SLA) where you will meet your local guide. Early check-in has been confirmed at the hotel for your comfort immediately after arrival. 


Salta is still very much a hidden treasure of Argentina. The charm and the character of this area lies in the culture and folklore of its people, in the architecture of its small towns, in the traditions and customs present in its markets, its food, its music and its religious festivities. A mix of Pre-Columbian civilizations (it was the southernmost outpost of the Inca Empire) and Spanish colonial past, the city of Salta (the gateway city to visit this area) is the best preserved Spanish colonial city in Argentina.


Find northern magic in Design Suites Salta. This is an architectural project that blends with the color of the palette of nature. Located in Salta downtown, the property features an art gallery, restaurant, wine bar, health club, gym, Scottish shower, sauna, swimming pool and free Wi-Fi among others.


After lunch at the hotel enjoy a tour of Salta, the most representative Spanish colonial city in Argentina. Visit the Cathedral, the magnificent Franciscan temple Church of San Francisco, Town Hall, Historic Museum of the North, a local craft market, and the San Bernardo Hill. Stop to see the High Mountain Archeological Museum as time permits. 


Dinner will be at a local restaurant.

Overnight:  Design Suites (or similar)
Meals: Lunch, Dinner


Day 03: Salta, Argentina - Handicrafts, Folklore & Dancing

After breakfast visit Salta city handicraft market where you can find handmade fabrics and ponchos. Lunch included in a local Restaurant, Café del Tiempo.


This afternoon, explore the fabulous city of Salta at your leisure – your local guide will be on hand to provide recommendations on how best to enjoy the city or you may just simply want to relax and explore the art gallery and wine bar at your hotel!


This evening, enjoy a three course dinner at La Casona del Molino, a traditional “Peña”. The people of Salta (Salteños), gather at peñas (folk concerts) to celebrate the capital’s cultural heritage through traditional song and dance. Casa del Molino is considered to be the most authentic experience in town. Don’t expect flashy costumes or big stage production; local musicians play and people dance when inspired – join in the fun and live like a local!


Overnight:  Design Suites (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner












Day 04: Salta, Argentina - Village Life
Following breakfast leave for Chicoana, located 40 km from Salta. It is a small traditional village located in the southwestern Valle de Lerma, immediately south of the river. The valley of this river, called Quebrada de Escoipe, makes Chicoana the gateway to the northern portion of the Calchaquíes Valleys. Here we will be welcomed by real gauchos who are going to show us how they cook the traditional Argentinan asado (barbeque) and enjoy the meal with them.


Learn the techniques of the Asado and help the ladies to prepare empanadas in the most traditional way.


After lunch, return to Salta city and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight: Design Suites
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 05: Cafayate, Argentina - Time for wine!
Transfer to Cafayate (scenic road). Leave the City of Salta behind to discover the Calchaquies Valley, an unforgettable journey through a region that was molded by a turbulent pre-Incan and colonial history, in dramatic scenery carved by the wind and sun towns made of adobe clay that transport us back to remote times.


Drive through the breathtaking “Quebrada de las Conchas” deep valley of red canyons, characterized by intense colors and spectacular geological formations, determined by the concentration of different minerals in the soil. During our trip, we stop at the rock formation of the “Anfiteatro”, and soon observe the white sands that hail our entrance to Cafayate, the most important town in the “Valles Calchaquies”, well known for its wines and especially the white grape Torrontés.


Lunch will be provided in a typical winery, Finca El Retiro where you will have a chance to tour the town and get to know other wineries in the area.


The spectacular Grace Cafayate Hotel, Spa and Residential Villas is located in the Calchaqui Valley in the northwest of Argentina. This hotel and villa complex which will have up to 52 keys and will form part of La Estancia de Cafayate, a secluded 1,250 acre residential and sporting estate in the heart of an area famed for its spectacular scenery, outstanding wines and equestrian sports.


Overnight: Grace Cafayate Hotel & Spa (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch









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Day 06: Cafayate, Argentina 
In the morning, enjoy bike riding through the picturesque trails of La Estancia de Cafayate. Pass by the the different facilities they offer such as vineyards, lake, stables, golf courses, & polo fields. 


Have apicnic at the lagoon of the exclusive property of Estancia de Cafayate.


Later today join a local chef for an exclusive Argentinian empanada cooking lesson. Class will be conducted pool side allowing you the opportunity to relax and learn. Enjoy your creations for dinner.

Overnight: Grace Cafayate Hotel & Spa (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 07: Cafayate, Argentina - Create your own wine!

In the morning participate in a wine workshop: “Create your own wine” You will learn about the different varieties of the Calchaqui Valley grapes (Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Tannat) and how to best pair them with the food to create distinguished flavors. Following your lesson, it’s time to design and create your very own blend of wine! Lunch is included during the activity.


This afternoon drive along road Nº 68 and arrive at Los Castillos, where an imposing reddish rock formation will surprise as you pass through one of the many curves along the way. Just 5 km away from Los Castillos is "La Yesera" where the group will stop for a hike. These mountains of sandstone, light-colored, predominantly white and shades of grey are the product of wind and fluvial erosion of different eras that range from 13 to the last 5 million years.

Dinner this evening is at a local restaurant, El Terruño.


Overnight: Grace Cafayate Hotel & Spa (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 08: Buenos Aires

Head back to Salta this morning (about a 3-4 hr drive) and fly to Buenos Aires (2 hr flight). Upon arrival you will be met and check back into your local hotel.


Loi Suites Recoleta - Located in the most elegant area of the city and walking distance from museums, art galleries and shopping areas, historical architecture and beautiful parks, Loi Suites Recoleta is a refreshing option in Buenos Aires. An ample tropical winter garden resplendent with swimming-pool and restaurant complete the relaxing atmosphere. International cuisine is served in La Fuente restaurant.


Put on your dancing shoes and learn some tango skills from a local professional late this afternoon.  This evening dinner will also include a professional Tango Show at a local venue.

​Overnight: Loi Suites (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


Day 09: Cultural Exploration Buenos Aires 

The group will explore the highlights of magnificent Buenos Aires today. Your morning kicks off in one of the city’s most significant spots: Plaza de Mayo square. This is where the city was founded in 1580 and where the most important governmental buildings are located. Continue to the San Telmo neighborhood, with its cobblestoned streets, where the original porteños (Buenos Aires residents) settled in the early days. Stop at picturesque La Boca, the colorful working-class port neighborhood, and walk along Caminito Street, where local artists display their artwork to the tune of tango music performed on the street.


Lunch will be at a local restaurant during your tour.


Drive towards Palermo, passing through Puerto Madero and see this regenerated area where redbrick warehouses have been transformed into trendy restaurants and bars. Once in the northern area of the city, drive through Palermo Chico with its impressive townhouses, tree-lined boulevards and parks. Palermo Soho, meanwhile, fuses the flavor of a working-class neighborhood with contemporary twists such as ethnic restaurants, design stores and bars. Its bohemian atmosphere makes it popular with Argentines as well as foreign visitors. Continue to Recoleta, the most sophisticated district, to visit Nuestra Señora del Pilar Church and Recoleta Cemetery and glimpse stunning mausoleums, the final resting place for many of Argentina’s key characters. After lunch you will have some time to do some last-minute shopping with your guide.


Dinner is by individual arrangement this evening.

OvernightLoi Suites (or similar)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 10: Professional Exchange
Professional members of the program will interact with gastroenterology counterparts this morning and early afternoon for substantive meetings with local healthcare professionals.

Journey Mission: The primary goal is to develop a thorough understanding of the health care systems in Argentina through interaction with medical counterparts and allied health care workers. 

This will provide a chance to better understand the challenges of health care delivery as the country deals with changing demographics and an increased incidence of chronic disease. Explore how the country is dealing with inequalities in the quality of care as well as general accessibility of care in the public sector.

Lunch will be provided at a local restaurant. This afternoon the guide is at your disposal to further explore and do some last-minute shopping with the accompanying guests.

Guest program:
Accompanying guests will enjoy an historic foodie tour that also highlights local architecture. Begin near the Mercado de San Telmo for a homemade empanada at a family-owned neighborhood institution. After exploring the market and seeing Argentinian butchers in action, try the classic street food of Argentina: choripan. Your main stop is at one of the best and oldest Buenos Aires parrillas to try provoleta, two cuts of steak, salad, and Malbec. Finish up at a small heladeria known for their flavorful selection of homemade ice cream. As this includes snacking/sampling throughout the day's tour, no formal lunch is included this afternoon.

Say goodbye as you reflect and share memories over a farewell dinner at Bajollave, a closed-door restaurant (porteños apartment) open to small groups to experience dinner with the family that runs the facility. Enjoy a relaxing evening surrounded by good music, local food, fine arts and drinks in the family’s centenary apartment! Enjoy a short cooking lesson tonight.


Overnight: Loi Suites (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 11: Return to the U.S.

Fly back to Miami this morning with arrival on the same day. 


Please note: All itineraries are subject to change based on availability of hotels, flights and hosting organizations at the time of finalization of booking. Comparable meetings and activities will be arranged should an itinerary change be necessary. 30 days before departure, a finalized itinerary will be available and reflect final details.​​

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Santiago, Chile

This optional pre-program extension will highlight the best of Santiago, Chile and allow you to explore the
cosmopolitan city as well as the nearby wine country on a day trip to Valparaiso and Viña del Mar. Enjoy exploring both regions
because we understand that travel is about the details you sense, the people you meet, the memories you take back home.

Cumbres Lastarria Hotel

www.cumbreslastarria.com


Chosen from among the 37 best Boutique Hotels in the world according to the Best Urban Hotels Awards for 2016 organized by the Magazine Wallpaper, it is the perfect place to get to know and enjoy the cultural and culinary delights that are the hallmarks of this sector of the city. Nestled in the historic Lastarria district, encircled by fashionable restaurants, museums, galleries, upscale stores, antique shops and theaters, Cumbres Lastarria boutique hotel offers an intimate accommodation with just 70 rooms and suites. Unwind in the fashionable lobby bar or savor creative cuisine and marvelous city views from the eighth floor restaurant, Punto Ocho. The hotel also features a fully equipped gym and a seasonal outdoor pool.

Guarded by majestic mountains and the impressive Lake Nahuel Huapi, Bariloche stands proudly as the getaway to the
stunning Lake District. This city has strong ties to Central Europe as many families immigrated from Germany, Switzerland
and Northern Italy to this region in the past century; their influence is easily found in the local culture and, of course, in the
European traditional mountain architecture-style you will find along the way.

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Santiago, Valparaiso, Vina Del Mar, Chile | 5 nights|  October 29 - November 4, 2018 | $2,799

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Information and support  to aid in your travel preparation


Costs to obtain a passport


Visa for entry in to Cuba


 TRAVEL
International airfare (from designated US gateway city)


Airfare for domestic flight to gateway city


All in-country transportation for the group (including airport transfers)


Accommodations in four to five star hotels


24/7 professional English speaking guide


Individual departure taxes (where applicable)


Fees for all services, most tips and taxes


Professionally led daily program – see itinerary for full details


Travel insurance


Daily breakfast and most lunches & dinner, as specified in the itinerary


 CAREER ENRICHMENT PROFESSIONAL CONTENT
10-20 Hours of professional exchanges with counterparts in host  country


Formal and informal meetings with your peers to increase your global knowledge of your profession


Unique insight and knowledge about current issues and challenges related to your profession


  SAFETY AND SUPPORT
24-hour support from US Nanda Journeys office and in-country support


Partnerships in every country to which we travel



​​​​​Leader Spotlight: 

DR. JOHN (JAY) POPP, JR., MD, MACG

Jay Popp has recently retired as Medical Director for Janssen Scientific Services, LLC. Previously he served as Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of South Carolina; Director, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, University of South Carolina; and Director, Endoscopy Laboratory, Richland Memorial Hospital, Columbia, South Carolina.

  • Former president, American College                          of Gastroenterology (ACG)


  • American Gastroenterological                       Association (AGA) member


  • ACG’s William D. Carey Award;                                Master of the ACG recipient

Located on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi, it integrates the landscape with its architecture of style, tranquility and its unique panoramic views. 


It has more than 400 masterpieces of the best Argentine artists, being the first hotel dedicated to the Art in our country. 
Each of its spacious 33 rooms is dedicated to an artist. 
We invite you to discover the Balance between Art and Nature.

POST PROGRAM EXTENSION - BARILOCHE, PATAGONIA ARGENTINA

Gastroenterology & Internal Medicine Journey led by Dr. Jay Popp

​​DAY 1: November 13, 2018
Check out of the group hotel and make your way to Bariloche today. Bariloche is located 1650 km from Buenos Aires and each season has its distinctive charm. The area is known for its outdoor activities including trout fishing, horseback riding, rafting, trekking and hiking. After arrival you will have a panoramic half-day adventure that helps you see the surrounding areas including its lakes and history.


Visit one of the main attractions in the region: the woodlands. Explore Patagonia’s best-kept secret spots. Walk for about 40 minutes on even terrain, a low-intensity activity, your guide interpreting the sounds of the forest, such as the thrilling sound of the chucao or the regular pecking of a woodpecker while enjoying yerba mate (tea). Difficulty level is low but does require a basic fitness level.


Lunch is on your own today with dinner provided.


Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Overnight: El Casco Art Hotel (or similar)


DAY 2: November 14

Today you will get to choose from two activity options. Option 1: A full day of fly-fishing in Patagonia. Option 2: Horseback riding and exploration around Lake Nahuel Huapi.


For both options lunch will be provided, and dinner will be on your own.


Option 1:


Fly-fishing in Patagonia is a one-of-a-kind experience! The beauty and purity of isolated Patagonian landscapes makes it the ideal location to disconnect from urban life and snare one
of the most combative fish in existence: the trout. Your guide will pick you up to head to one of many local rivers in the heart of Nahuel Huapi National Park. After being outfitted you will have the day to fish with a stop for lunch. 


Note: You will be provided with all the tackle you need, including waders, boots, rods, reels, flies, leaders and tippet.


Option 2For those not interested in fishing you will take part in the below program.


Start today with a horseback ride through centennial woods of coihue, mountain cypress and radal trees around the lake. Marvel at the spectacular views of the region and feel part of the majestic beauty of our amazing Patagonia.  Drive towards an exclusive Estancia with pristine forests. Once there, a guide who is not only an expert in horseback riding but also in animal communication, will fit you with a helmet and gaiters, and provide you with the basic safety instructions. Back at the Estancia, you will enjoy a mouthwatering homemade meal with local wines and a warm coffee by the inviting fireplace; or a one of a kind tea with sweet homemade pastry.


This afternoon explore one of Bariloche’s most traditional routes bordering the southern shore of Lake Nahuel Huapi. A unique viewpoint, known as Panorama Point, awaits as do attractions such as Hotel Llao Llao and San Eduardo Chapel near Puerto Pañuelo. You can also visit Cerro Campanario (optional), located 17 km (11 miles) from the city center, and enjoy an incredible panorama from the viewpoint. The historical Hotel Llao Llao looms, surrounded by woodlands. See tea houses and craft breweries, as well as boutique selling textiles, ceramics, leather, candles and other artisanal crafts. You can also take peaceful walks in the woods of Llao Llao Municipal Park before returning to the hotel.


Finish the day up with a beer tasting. Brewing has often been described as a science and an art. In Patagonia they have worked hard to combine both. Your beer guide will introduce you to award-wining beers of all styles.


​Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight: El Casco Art Hotel (or similar)


​DAY 3: November 15
An array of activities and breathtaking panoramic views create a perfect day in the Andes. Depart in the morning for Bahía López. An easy 30-minute walk takes you deep into the woodland and to the natural balconies at Brazo Tristeza on Lake Nahuel Huapi. The journey provides magnificent views across nearby mountains and the ravishing lake. A short ascent leads to another balcony perfect for soaking up stunning Cerro Tronador Mountain and its seven glaciers. Push the adrenaline boundaries and make a 40-meter rappel descent. At the base, enjoy a mountain lunch with Patagonian delicacies and wine.​


After lunch, walk back to the starting point and choose to either clamber into double adventure kayaks and paddle across one of the lakes in the area, or return to your hotel.

Note: Difficulty level for this activity is medium (40-minute walk with mild altitude gain, 20-minute ascent) and requires a basic fitness level. Wear sports footwear (running shoestype), sandals, bathing suit for kayaking, synthetic warm clothing, sunglasses, hat and sunscreen.

Dinner will be provided at a local restaurant this evening.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: El Casco Art Hotel  (or similar)


DAY 4: November 16

Depart today for your return to Buenos Aires and your
connecting flights home.

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3 nights|  November 13 - 16, 2018 | $3,399

Argentina: Salta, Cafayate & Buenos Aires| 11 days | November 3-13, 2018 | $6,999

Travel with us to Argentina to develop an understanding of the country’s health care systems and cultural influences on medical care. You will better understand the challenges of health care delivery as the country deals with changing demographics and an increased incidence of chronic disease. Explore how the country is dealing with inequalities in the quality of care as well as general accessibility of care in the public sector. While in Argentina, delight in discovering Salta - still very much a hidden treasure. The charm and character of this area lies in the culture and folklore of its people. Explore the Calchaquies Valley, an unforgettable journey through a region that was molded by a turbulent pre-Incan and colonial history and is surrounded by dramatic scenery carved by the wind and sun along with towns made of adobe clay that transport you back to remote times. Buenos Aires, Argentina has an elegant, old-worldly feel, with a touch of Paris here and of London there, a dash of New York cosmopolitanism and Italian exuberance. Experience Argentina firsthand – join us on this amazing journey!


OPTIONAL PRE & POST PROGRAM EXTENSIONS AVAILABLE - SEE DETAILS BELOW

El Casco Art Hotel

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​​DAY 1: October 29, 2018
Fly to Santiago, Chile
Depart today from Miami and make your way to Santiago, Chile.


DAY 2: October 30 - Santiago, Chile

Arrive this morning in Santiago. Transfer to your group hotel and enjoy lunch.

Nestled in the historic Lastarria district, encircled by fashionable restaurants, museums, galleries, upscale stores, antique shops and theaters, Cumbres Lastarria boutique hotel offers an intimate accommodation with just 70 rooms and suites. Unwind in the fashionable lobby bar or savor creative cuisine and marvelous city views from the eighth floor restaurant, Punto Ocho. The hotel also features a fully equipped gym and a seasonal outdoor pool.

Enjoy an afternoon walking tour through the Lastarria neighborhood and surroundings areas.


No matter which way you turn, walking the streets and neighborhoods of Santiago leaves you awed by its architecture and inspired by the art and culture. This four hour leisurely walking tour starts at the nearest metro station with a first stop in front of the presidential palace, La Moneda. From La Moneda pause in front of the historical yet still relevant Court  of Justice, National Congress and former Customs (now the Pre-Colombian Art Museum) to reach the Plaza de Armas. As the heart of the city, dating back to the Spanish conquerors, this is where you’ll find the Cathedral, City Hall, Central Post Office and National Historical Museum. In the plaza you’ll
see artists at work, various chess games and possibly a dance performance. Your tour will continue to the colorful and typical market of Santiago “Mercado Central”. Take a walk inside to appreciate the beautiful French architecture of the market.


Return to Lastarria neighborhood to explore further. Dinner will be provided at a nearby restaurant.

​Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Cumbres Lastarria (or similar)


​DAY 3: October 31 - Santiago, Chile
Today you will have a half day Santiago City tour including the Los Dominicos handicraft market. Today experience one of the most developed cities in South America. Santiago
combines the urban and the classic, in both its architecture and atmosphere. This heritage comes to life through iconic city sights such as the Moneda Presidential Palace, designed by the Italian designer, Joaquin Toesca. From 1845 to 1930 the building actually served as a presidential residence. What were once grand living quarters are now the offices of Cabinet ministers.


The Plaza de Armas is the city’s most famous square, surrounded by important and beautiful buildings such as the Cathedral and Central Post Office. One of the most important parts of the city is San Cristobal Hill. The hill is recognized as one of the largest urban parks, topped by a stunning 22 meter (72 foot) tall statue of the Virgin Mary. At the end of your tour, visit the Pueblo de los Dominicos handicraft market, which resembles a colonial village. Discover all sorts of items here, from hand-knit sweaters to lapis lazuli, art and even pet animals - an excellent end to your comprehensive sightseeing tour of Santiago!

Lunch will be included at Bocanáriz Restaurant (and wine bar) located a few steps from the hotel before having the rest of the afternoon at leisure.


Dinner will be provided at the Como Agua para Chocolate Restaurant. They are a mainstay of the Santiago restaurant scene, having delighted locals and tourists alike for well over ten years. It takes its inspiration from Mexican tales where the emotions of the cook are transferred to the food that they prepare and recipes are inspired by the same country. A cozy but elegant dining atmosphere makes this an excellent choice for those looking to experience the bustling Bellavista neighborhood.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Cumbres Lastarria (or similar)


DAY 4: November 1 - Valparaiso and Vina Del Mar

Today enjoy a full day tour to Viña del Mar and Valparaiso including a stop at Casas del Bosque wine estate and lunch at the famous Tanino’s Restaurant.

Located along the central coast are two of Chile’s most important beachside cities: Valparaiso and Viña del Mar. Be amazed by the colorful port city of Valparaiso, now a mix of port university city. Famous for its stacked hills and winding stairs with incredible street art, this UNESCO
World Heritage
city takes you back in time yet has a modern, forward-looking feel. As you climb the winding stone stairs or head up in one of the famous funiculars, you’ll enjoy incredible views of the bay and surrounding German-style homes. The city tour will show you the important places such as Plaza de la Victoria, the famous Turri Clock and the Naval Academy. A highlight of this tour is visiting the home of Chile’s Nobel Prize-winning poet, Pablo Neruda (1904-
1973).


Find a restaurant along the cobble streets; lunch isn’t included so your guide will provide recommendations. Take the funicular down and then we’ll head just up the coast to
Viña del Mar.


​In route stop at the prestigious Casas del Bosque wine estate for a wine tasting tour followed by a gourmet lunch at Tanino’s Restaurant. Casas del Bosque is located between Santiago and the port city of Valparaiso. Established in 1993 as a boutique winery, the family-run estate has the sole purpose of producing high-quality wines. The vines are located in the Casablanca Valley, a
privileged area in terms of premium wine production, with highly-favorable growing conditions. Hear about the wines, their production and the history of the winery as well as having the chance to indulge your palate with a tasting of Casas del Bosque’s excellent vintages.

Return to the hotel for dinner on your own.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight: Cumbres Lastarria (or similar)


DAY 5: November 2 - Santiago

Explore the cultural highlights of Chile’s capital city through Santiago’s wide variety of museums, galleries and historic properties housing permanent collections (mainly Latin American) as well as some visiting exhibitions. With over 700 exhibits, the Chilean Museum of Pre-Colombian Art houses Chile’s most important collection of pre-Hispanic artwork. The museum goes a step further than presenting its exhibits within a straightforward chronological framework, and each section shows the diversity of cultures in one geographical area.


Another highlight is the National Museum of Fine Arts, which opened in 1910 and originally served as a School of Fine Arts. Its architectural style is best described as “neo-classical French”, very similar to the Petit Palais in Paris. The main hall of the building was designed so that a maximum amount of light could enter and this part of the museum is where you see its extensive permanent collection of national and foreign 19th and 20th century sculpture. The best way to round off your art tour is with a visit to ‘La Chascona’, the former Santiago residence of Nobel Prize-winning poet, Pablo Neruda. Your half-day tour is tailored to include the venues that appeal to you the most.


Lunch will be included at “Castillo Forestal” Brasserie, a perfect place to enjoy the lovely views of the Parque Forestal.

This evening the group will have dinner and a folklore performance at Los Adobes de Argomedo.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
OvernightCumbres Lastarria (or similar)

DAY 6: November 3 - Fly to Salta

Breakfast will be provided today before your guide meets you in the lobby of the hotel and escorts you to your waiting vehicle for your direct transfer to Santiago’s Arturo Merino Benitez Airport.


Upon arrival at the airport, your guide is on-hand to assist with check-in formalities. Fly from Santiago to Salta today via Buenos Aires. Lunch will be on your own arrangements today. Upon arrival in Salta you will be met and transferred to the group hotel.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight: Design Suites (or similar)


DAY 7: November 4 - Salta

Breakfast will be provided today with some free time before the group arrives from the U.S. this afternoon.

​Included meals: Breakfast