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South America Travel: Exploring the Wine Valleys of Chile and Argentina

June 05, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 286

South America offers endless opportunities to travelers from beaches, jungles, and volcanoes all travelers can find something to fill their itineraries. Enjoy the beauty of some of South America's best wineries in the wine valleys of Chile and Argentina. Explore both countries during your South America travel to enjoy fine wines and stunning scenery.

If your itinerary starts in Chile don't pass up the bustling capital of Santiago. Include a few days in the city to see the sights and indulge in the city's unique culture before heading out on your Chile wine tour. Surrounding Santiago and extending to the north and south you will find a plethora of wine valleys for which to explore. The most well known winery Concha y Toro which is located in famous Maipo Valley provides travelers from around the world with the Chilean wine experience. Be sure to explore the beautiful estate as well as go down into the cellar, where wine tastings are held.

Another great Chile wine destination is the Colchagua Valley which is known for its boutique feel. Enjoy the variety of bodegas and wineries in this region and be sure to indulge in one of the region's renowned Cabernets.

After thorough exploration of Chile's wine region travel back to Santiago to catch your flight or bus to the nearby Mendoza, Argentina's wine capital. Home to the Malbec the Mendoza region is filled with wineries, travelers could spend weeks visiting the many bodegas and sampling some of the country's finest wines. More than just a wine connoisseur's dream, the Mendoza region is known for its spectacular scenery, with mountain peaks surrounding the many grape vines. Enjoy a trek in the nearby mountains and overlook the valley and finish your day relaxing with a fine Mendoza wine at your Mendoza lodge.

Visit some of the best wineries in the region on an Argentina wine tour. Some worthy of mention are the Cavas de Don Arturo, Salentein, Finca La Celia, and Fornier. A visit to any of these wineries is sure to give you an idea of the area's wine production as well as the opportunity to sample some of the delicious wines. From scenery to fabulous wine, be sure to include a variety of Mendoza bodegas into your Argentina travel plan.

Enjoy the landscapes of Argentina and Chile during your South America travel. From the many vineyards surrounding Santiago to the Mendoza region wine lovers are sure to find what they are looking for during a trip to Chile and Argentina.

This article about exploring wine country during your South America travel was written by a travel expert at Latin America For Less who specializes in helping you organize best value Chile tours and fully customizable Argentina vacation packages.

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