Top 5 THIRDHOME Adventure Highlights: Argentina & ChileJuly 17, 2018 • By THIRDHOME
THIRDHOME Adventures are meant to transform your idea of travel. Discover what makes this THIRDHOME Adventure to Argentina & Chile so special below:
Combine your love of wine, wildlife and the great outdoors with this THIRDHOME Adventure:
- September 16-26, 2018
- October 2-12, 2018
Top 5 Highlights from Landscapes of Argentina & Chile: Wines, Wildlife and Cowboys
1. Witnessing Southern right whales, elephant seals, fur seals, orcas and more on the Atlantic coast.
On this THIRDHOME Adventure you will spend a day at the Valdes Peninsula Reserve. This nature reserve is inhabited by roughly 32,000 southern elephant seals, 8,000 southern sea lions and the largest breeding population of southern right whales on earth. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to photograph one of these majestic creatures emerging from the water off Argentina’s coast.
2. Walking with the Magellanic penguins.
Also located in the Valdez Peninsula Reserve is one of the world’s largest nesting colonies of Magellanic penguins. These medium size penguins are named for Ferdinand Magellan who saw them on his expedition in 1520. Walk with these adorable creatures at Estancia San Lorenzo, a private property that’s home to around 50,000 penguins. These penguins are very used to human visitors and will walk right along side you along the Patagonian steppe.
3. Watching for herds of guanaco and rhea, lesser & greater cavy, Patagonian fox and more.
There’s also an abundance of land critters to keep an eye out for. Watch for roaming herds of guanacos as they navigate their Patagonian terrain. Search for the flightless Rhea, South America’s largest bird. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch a glimpse of the shy Patagonian grey fox as they emerge from their dens.
4. Experience tastings at exceptional wineries in Argentina and Chile’s world-famous wine regions.
Discover both Argetina’s and Chile’s world-class wineries. Visit Mendoza, Argentina, in the high-altitude Cuyo region to taste varietals from one of the “Great Wine Capitals” of the world. You’ll also have a chance to taste the wines of Uco Valley, primarily known for their Malbec, merlot, pinot noir, semillon and torrontes varieties. In Chile, you’ll explore the Maipu Valley and its many family-run wineries. You’ll have the opportunity to visit three wineries per region, learning about all the varieties and distillation processes amidst the scenic backdrop of the Andes Mountains.
5. Traversing the landscape as it changes from coast to mountain.
This Adventure will take you from the Atlantic coast of Argentina, through the Mendoza wine region, by road through the Andes, through Chile’s Andean desert and finally to Chile’s lush coastal region. You’ll be surrounded by stunning mountain views even as the setting changes around you. The variety of backdrops invokes an idea of drastically different worlds colliding into one masterful scene. You have the opportunity to discover this harmony of difference yourself by signing up for this THIRDHOME Adventure.
To learn more about this THIRDHOME Adventure visit our Landscapes of Argentina & Chile Adventure page to request more information.