It’s finally happening! My trip to South America that I’ve been dreaming of for so long! Now unfortunately as neither Mr S or I are digital nomads we have to squeeze quite a bit into a short amount of time but we are prepared for numerous internal flights and long drives. So here’s how it looks:
1. Buenos Aires, Argentina
With a short amount of time in the capital of Argentina, we fully intend to make the most of our stay. We’ve booked into the top hotel in the city and have dinners planned at some of the world’s best restaurants. Mr S can’t wait to get stuck into some steak at a traditional Parilla and I can’t wait to visit a real life tango show!
2. Mendoza, Argentina
Next stop will be Mendoza, the heart of Argentina’s wine country, and a stay in a beautiful boutique winery. We will be touring some of the region best wineries, sampling Malbec, Torrontes and other locally produced wine as well as dining in some of Argentina’s best restaurants including 1884 by Francis Mallman.
3. Atacama Desert, Chile
Next we have a quick layover in Santiago before catching our flight out to the Atacama Desert! Located in the Northern part of Chile, the Atacama desert is the driest desert in the world. The lodge that we’re staying in assigns each guest their own private vehicle and guide for a totally flexible and bespoke itinerary. There is so much to do there from geyser visits to canyons, spotting flamingoes and seeing the salt flats. It is also one of the best places in the world for star gazing!
4. Santiago, Chile
It’s then back to Santiago for a chance to see the highlights of the city such as the colonial architecture, museums and shops set again the backdrop of the Andes.
5. Torres Del Paine, Patagonia, Chile
Our final stop is Torres De Paine, one of the most beautiful national parks in South America. Here we’ll be seeing some of the worlds most breathtaking mountains, forests, rivers, lakes and glaciers. As well as relaxing in a gorgeous lodge enjoying glorious food made from locally sourced ingredients and in room spa treatments.
I seriously cannot wait for this trip of a lifetime in four weeks. Have you been to Chile or Argentina? Do you have any tips for me?