Usted es el Hombre, amigo!
We are experienced independent travelers, and spent two weeks in Argentina (with side trips to Uruguay and Brazil) a few years ago. I spoke passable Spanish back then, I'll be reviewing and getting back on that horse. I have used the Trip Advisors website for research, along with other sources.
I am looking at staying in the Hotel Oceanic (Vina Del Mar), Hotel Casa Silva on the Vina Casa Silva, the Jose Noriega in Punta Arenas, and the Hotel Orly in Santiago.
I will renew my International Drivers License.
We want to relax by the Pacific for a few days, tour some wineries and maybe see a rodeo, see the tip of S. America, and explore Santiago.
Give us some tips, we are not Tour Operator users, I really figure that I can pull off a good independent trip.
Hasta que oigo!