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Overview

Magnificent scenery, vibrant dances, cosmopolitan cuisine, friendly people, and awe-inspiring sights—all this and more await you on this wonderful holiday to South America!

Details

GL. 11 night tour. 4 nights Rio De Janeiro, 1 night Iguazu Falls, 3 nights Buenos Aires, 3 nights Santiago

Discover three of the great cities—Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Santiago—at a relaxed pace. On this tour, you’ll have plenty of free time in each city to explore and experience the varied restaurants, shops, and optional excursions.


Day 1

UK-Rio de Janeiro
Welcome to South America’s largest and most populous country, transfer to your hotel in this amazing city.
Overnight in Rio.
Hotel: Excelsior Copacabana

Day 2

Rio de Janeiro (B,D)
The morning is at leisure. This afternoon, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a
for a drive along famous Ipanema and Copacabana Beaches to the base of 1,300-foot-high SUGAR LOAF MOUNTAIN. Ascend by cable car to its summit, where you can savor spectacular vistas of the city. Next, enjoy a special COCKTAIL PARTY on the beach, toasting the start of a memorable vacation with caipirinhas, a favorite Brazilian cocktail. Enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Rio.
Hotel: Excelsior Copacabana

Day 3

Rio de Janeiro (B)
The city’s landmark, the statue of Christ the Redeemer, crowns CORCOVADO MOUNTAIN, a rounded peak rising 2,300 feet from the bay below. A scenic ride by cog railway leads to the top, where a breathtaking 360-degree panorama affords sweeping views. From here, proceed to bustling downtown Rio, where modern office towers stand next to relics of the Portuguese colonial past. View the Sambodromo and visit the CATHEDRAL. The afternoon and evening are at leisure for you to experience this vibrant city on your own. Tonight, you may opt to join in a fun outing to a churrascaria for a feast of barbecued meats marinated and roasted over charcoal in true Brazilian style, followed by a Samba show, where the sheer vitality of this country explodes in a colorful extravaganza. Overnight in Rio.
Hotel: Excelsior Copacabana

Day 4

Rio De Janeiro (B)
Enjoy a full day at leisure to fill as you wish. This morning, you may choose to join the optional Jeep tour to visit the Botanical Garden with its splendid orchid exhibit, and the dazzling green world of Tijuca National Park. This afternoon, sightseers might elect to discover historic Petropolis, a mountain resort and site of the former summer palace of Emperor Dom Pedro II. Overnight in Rio.
Hotel: Excelsior Copacabana

Day 5

Rio De Janeiro-Iguazu Falls (B,D)
Fly to IGUAZU FALLS. The afternoon is dedicated to enjoying the magnificent panorama of waterfalls. The spectacle of this 2-mile-wide torrential downpour—with some cataracts as high as 250 feet—is nothing short of hypnotic. The clouds of spray, the incessant roar, and the surrounding luxuriant tropical growth make this an unforgettable natural wonder. Overnight Iguazu Falls
Hotel: Hotel Mabu Thermas

Day 6

Iguazu Falls-Buenos Aires, Argentina (B)
This morning, take the ECOLOGICAL JUNGLE TRAIN and tour the Argentine side of the FALLS before your flight to Buenos Aires, proud capital of the vast country that occupies most of the southern part of the continent. After arriving at your central hotel, an orientation walk acquaints you with the “Paris of South America” and its wide boulevards and outdoor cafés. Enjoy an evening at leisure. Overnight in Buenos Aires.
Hotel: Sheraton Libertador

Day 7

Buenos AIres (B,D)
Your included sightseeing this morning starts in La Boca, a colorful district and site of the city’s first port. Take a short walking tour of this unique neighborhood at the mouth of the river and then on to San Telmo—famous for its late-colonial buildings and a popular gathering spot for artists. At the Plaza de Mayo, see La Casa Rosada (the President’s Pink House) and METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL, which houses San Martin’s Mausoleum. Drive past the ornate Colon Opera House before reaching the CEMETERY OF THE RECOLETA, burial site of Eva Peron. Spend the afternoon at leisure. This evening, savor the atmosphere of this cosmopolitan capital on your farewell evening excursion with dinner followed by a SHOW featuring flawless performances of Latin America’s most sensuous dance—the Tango! Overnight in Buenos Aires
Hotel: Sheraton Libertador

Day 8

Buenos Aires (B)
Today is at leisure, or consider an optional excursion to the Pampas. Experience the atmosphere of Argentine country life as you visit an estancia (ranch). Get acquainted with the lifestyle of the gauchos and enjoy a barbecue lunch and the warm hospitality of your hosts before returning to the city. Overnight in Buenos Aires.
Hotel: Sheraton Libertador

Day 9

Buenos Aires-Santiago, Chile(B,D)
Depart this morning on a scenic flight over the Andes before arriving in Santiago, Chile’s capital. This country is more than 10-times longer than wide, with 2,650 miles of beautiful Pacific coastline. Overnight in Santiago
Hotel: Sheraton Santiago

Day 10

Santiago (B)
Located in the center of the country and perched between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes, Santiago has evolved as the country’s political, commercial, and cultural capital. Step back into the 16th century as your Local Guide traces the city’s history and heritage. Start at La Moneda, the official Government Palace, before visiting the Plaza de Armas, the main square, with a visit to the 18th-century CATHEDRAL. The afternoon and evening are at your leisure. This evening, consider the optional Chilean Folkloric Dinner Show. Overnight in Santiago
Hotel: Sheraton Santiago

Day 11

Santiago (B)
The day is free for independent activities. You may want to take advantage of an optional excursion to the beautiful coastal region west of Santiago. Drive through the undulating hills of Chile’s wine country to the historic port of Valparaiso, then continue along the coast to nearby Viña del Mar. This chic seaside resort with palm tree-lined avenues and lovely villas truly deserves the sobriquet “Pearl of the Pacific.” Overnight in Santiago.
Hotel: Sheraton Santiago

Day 12

Santiago-Departure (B)
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning before departure to the airport for your flight home.

Day 13

Arrive UK



B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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