WINE-KNOWS TRAVEL, INC.

Chile & Argentina Harvest Tour
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How do I meet up with the group?
What about airfare to and from South America?
Who are the people I can expect to be my fellow travelers on this tour?
What accommodations will be used?
What culinary experiences will be offered?
What about clothing?
How about the weather?
What are my options as a single traveler?
How much free time is available?
Do you accept credit cards?

How do I meet up with the group?

The tour begins in downtown Santiago mid-morning on March 14, 2017.   It is strongly advised that all participants arrive in Santiago the day before, March 13, to avoid any possibility of missed connections with the group.  We will be happy to obtain early arrival hotel space for you.

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What about airfare to and from South America?

Group airfare has purposefully not been included to allow maximum flexibility in arrival & departure options. You may go early & stay over after the trip concludes.   Wine-Knows Travel, Inc. provides land only arrangements and does not provide airfare.

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Who are the people I can expect to be my fellow travelers on this tour?

Our groups are composed of people from diverse occupations, singles & couples, men & women, a mix of young & old, well- seasoned international travelers as well as novices.  All have a common interest in food & wine.  Many participants on our tours are repeat clients.  In addition, each tour participant is a non-smoker.

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What accommodations will be used?

The following properties will be used:
 

  Stylish boutique hotel in Santiago located in an upscale area among embassies and private mansions.  This small 5 star property exudes old-world charm with super modern amenities such as Wi-Fi throughout & large well-outfitted bathrooms.  Located in an elegant historic residence it provides a refreshing contrast to many highrise buildings in Santiago.

 

Exquisite 16th century hacienda that was once owned by the Governor of Chile, this property is one of the most special in all of Chile.  An extravagant country manor, the estate has been passed down through generations of a well-to-do family.  The King of Spain was entertained here.  Now beautifully restored, it offers a once in a lifetime experience to live in an historic colonial villa.

 

Wine country estate offering small cottages in a park-like setting.  While both of the above properties are luxurious, this venue is more casual.  Offering an off the beaten track tranquility, the grounds of the estate are nothing short of magnificent.  Rustic charm prevails with individually decorated one and two bedroom bungalows that are comfortable and ooze character.

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 What culinary experiences will be offered?

Dining experiences have been mindfully selected. Meals will be special culinary events ranging from sophisticated world-class restaurants (with tours of their celebrity chef’s kitchens), to simpler family owned places or wine bars.

In addition to carefully chosen restaurants, this tour will feature a special day with a local foodie celebrity.  Moreover, there will be excursions to gourmet food purveyors, wineries and visits to markets.

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What about clothing?

The tour will be casual dress during the day.  Men should bring a sport coat (tie optional) for dining at the more sophisticated restaurants.  Women should bring a similar level of attire for the more formal dinners.   Don’t forget to bring a swimsuit as most of our hotels have pools.

Consider the following 3 rules of thumb to minimize the amount of clothing required:  (1) Bring layers.  (2)  Use the mix-and-match principal (i.e. if it doesn’t mix or match, leave it at home.)  (3)  Use accessories to change the look versus bringing additional clothing.

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How about the weather?

South America is in the opposite hemisphere, hence we will be visiting during  their equivalent of September in the USA.   Daytime temperatures can very from 65-75 degrees so pack accordingly.  Also, be sure to bring a sweater for the possibility of cool evenings in Argentina as vineyards are close to the Andes.  While rain is unusual at this time of year, it never hurts to pack a small umbrella.

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What are my options as a single traveler?

The price is based upon double occupancy.  Should you wish to share a room, every attempt will be made to find you a roommate (most of the time we have been quite successful in doing so, however if we are unable to find you a roommate, you will need to pay the single supplement of $1,200 US.

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How much free time is available?

We have provided free time as detailed in the itinerary.  Furthermore, it is not mandatory that you attend all of the planned experiences, although most of our clients do!  This is your trip---if you would rather sleep in, shop, or simply chill at a sidewalk café, then do it!

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Do you accept credit cards?

Yes.  We accept payment through PayPal (PayPal.com).  Since PayPal charges us a fee, this fee must added to the cost of the trip.

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State of California Seller of Travel # 2091232-40