I experienced 14 days of delicious food, fun and exciting adventure on an incredible South American trip exploring Patagonia, Chile and Argentina in March.
“A must visit is Valparaiso. It’s an eclectic town filled with clifftop homes and ports, and funicular’s transport you to amazing views, shops and accommodation options.”
My first stop was Vina Vik, an amazing resort in the middle of a winery located on top of a hill with the most stunning views. It’s the perfect stopover for a couple of nights for all the wine lovers out there, with each room decorated with quirky modern art.
In Santiago city we stayed at the Ladera, a residential part of town which is a much quieter option, but still walking distance to sights and shops. I loved checking out the Market and wandering the streets on a walking tour.
A must visit is Valparaiso. It’s an eclectic town filled with clifftop homes and ports, and funicular’s transport you to amazing views, shops and accommodation options. It was here that we went via Santa Emiliana (an organic winery) and learnt the new way to be self- sufficient in a large operation.
From Santiago we flew to Punta Arenas and boarded our cruise ship to explore the Chilean Fjords. It was 4 days of wonderful sights, getting up close with penguins, sea birds, whales and dolphins, cruising Glacier Alley, scooting around Cape Horn and stepping foot on the point overlooking the notorious Drake Passage.
Ushuaia was our next stop after our voyage, which is where most cruise ships depart from to Antarctica. It was here that we explored the National Park and then flew to Buenos Aires.
Buenos Aires was one of my favourite places to visit as there is so much to see and do. Experiencing Argentinean food, culture and sights, and spending a day at a ranch in the rolling hills of San Antonio de Areco was a highlight! We met our host and got to ride horses, watch the Polo Pony’s, eat more food, swim and relax by the pool. It was pure bliss!
My Top Tips for Anyone Thinking of Holidaying Here…
Combine a tango lesson, with dinner and a show.
If you’re a lover of nature and great food - Patagonia is a must visit!
I loved every minute of my South American visit and would go back in a heart beat to enjoy Patagonian hospitality again and again.