Inspired Cuisine — Every Day of Your Trip
Whether you’re dining on gourmet fare in your hotel’s restaurant, a home-hosted meal of local items, or a buffet overflowing with fresh produce, cheeses, and international favorites, mealtime is an experience to be savored.
Dining in South America:
Meals in South America consist of many meat dishes. Although many meals are included during your South America travel itinerary, you have opportunities to go out on your own and sample the cuisine in local restaurants. Your Adventure Leader can recommend restaurants and menu options that you may want to try. All meals give you a varied, authentic experience that reflects the true South America.
Special meals are also featured during your South America adventure, including both a Welcome and Farewell Dinner, a home-hosted lunch in Santa Cruz (a passenger favorite!), a barbecue lunch at a ranch in Uruguay, and a lunch at the traditional Café Tortoni in Buenos Aires.
Healthy Choices at Every Meal
Along with the Latin American and international fare, you’ll also find some healthy dining choices for the health-conscious during your South America travel itinerary. We are happy to accommodate special dietary requests, such as vegetarian, gluten-free, and lactose-intolerant provided your requests are received at the time you book your South America vacation. Please be aware that in South America, you will not always find the variety of special diet options that you would in the U.S.
Home-hosted Visits Give You a Taste of Local Life
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Wherever you travel, one of the best ways to connect with local people is to share a meal, snack, or coffee — with a side of conversation. Whether you’re having tea in a family home, sharing a farmhouse lunch, or attending a community-hosted meal, there's nothing more personal (or fun!) than bonding over food, getting to know each other, and exchanging ideas about life in your respective countries. In fact, most of our travelers report that their home-hosted experience was a highlight of their journey. While you are in Santa Cruz, Chile, you will join a local family at home for lunch, which will include some authentic Chilean dishes.