We (my boyfriend and I) will be hiking up Machu Picchu with a tour group in September. We have a second week planned for seeing another area and are not quite sure what to do. We figure that we will be pretty tired after this adventure and are considering many options. Fly from Lima to Santiago and hire a wine tour operator for just us 2 and go to many wineries or fly to Argentina wine country and do the same. The other options we have considered is doing an Amazon cruise or seeing another area. We will only have 4 or 5 days to do something. Does anyone have any suggestions or can recommend a private winery tour operator in Chile?
Hi, about a wine tour I can´t help you. But why don´nt make a jungel tour. The Manu Reservationnear Cusco is the place with the most animals you can see in wildlife.
I have done wine tasting in many countries (Argentina, Greece, Chile, Italy, South Africa) and prefer to not go on a tour, but do it on my own.
In Mendoza, the wineries are fairly close, and I would recommend hiring a taxi for the day. I went with my 1 year old daughter at the time, and grabbed 2-3 people from the hostel each day. I had the same taxi driver each day and it was something like $40-80 for the entire day for the taxi going wherever I wanted. I set up which wineries to go to (some set up appointments prior) and it was great to go at our own pace. He took us to a great little place on the side of the road for lunch (I asked, where do you recommend/go for typical food). It was so good (and very cheap) that we went each day. Recommend visiting Alta Vist, Dominio de la plata (Susana balbo), Catena Zapata, Terrazas de los Andes. You can check our blog at Mendoza/Argentina
I spent a couple of weeks in Mendoza and this was one of the best things I did! And trust me when I say the red wine was like nothing I haave ever tasted before! Have fun 😊
machu picchu is a monument of humanity <<snip>
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Machu Picchu is such a amazing and adventurous place to visit once in a life for everyone. there are many places to visit and you will love all sights of Peru. Try Once.