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Overview

Sample the unique cultures of South America on this thrilling holiday to Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Chile, including stays in Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires, Bariloche, and Santiago.

Details

GL. 16 night tour. 5 nights Rio de Janeiro, 1 night Iguazu Falls, 4 nights Buenos Aires, 2 nights Bariloche, 1 night Puerto Varas, 3 nights Santiago.

From the lakes and mountains to the towns and cities, this vacation through South America is sure to leave you with plenty of stories, photos, and memories to last a lifetime.

Day 1

UK - Rio de Janeiro
Welcome to South America’s largest and most populous country, transfer this evening to your hotel.
Overnight in Rio.
Hotel: Sheraton Rio Hotel & Towers

Day 2

Rio de Janeiro (B,D)
The day is at leisure. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow traveling companions for a drive along famous Ipanema and Copacabana Beaches. Here, you will enjoy a special COCKTAIL PARTY on the beach, toasting the start of a memorable vacation with caipirinhas, a favorite Brazilian cocktail. Next, make your way to the base of 1,300-foot-high SUGAR LOAF MOUNTAIN and ascend by cable car to its summit, where you can savor spectacular vistas of the city. Cap off the day with a welcome dinner this evening. Overnight in Rio.
Hotel: Sheraton Rio Hotel & Towers

Day 3

Rio de Janeiro (B,D)
Today, visit the statue of Christ the Redeemer crowning CORCOVADO MOUNTAIN, a rounded peak rising 2,300 feet from the bay below. Take the scenic cog railway ride to its top, where a 360-degree panorama affords sweeping views. Proceed to bustling downtown Rio. View the Sambodromo and visit the CATHEDRAL. This evening, it’s off to a CHURRASCARIA for a feast of barbecued meats marinated and roasted over charcoal in true Brazilian style. Later, experience a SAMBA SHOW, where the sheer vitality of this country explodes in a colorful extravaganza. Overnight in Rio.
Hotel: Sheraton Rio Hotel & Towers

Day 4

Rio de Janeiro (B)
A day of leisure or you may wish to enjoy a Guanabara Bay cruise, offering spectacular views of Rio and its beaches. This afternoon, consider an optional trip to historic Petropolis, once the former summer palace of Emperor Dom Pedro II and now a mountain resort. Overnight in Rio.
Hotel: Sheraton Rio Hotel & Towers

Day 5

Rio de Janeiro (B)
This morning, try an optional Jeep tour to the Botanical Garden with its orchid exhibit, and Tijuca National Park to view native flora and fauna. Spend an evening at leisure. Overnight in Rio.
Hotel: Sheraton Rio Hotel & Towers

Day 6

Rio de Janeiro-Iguazu Falls (B,D)
A flight from Rio takes you to IGUAZU FALLS. Experience the clouds of spray, the incessant roar, and the surrounding luxuriant tropical growth that make this an unforgettable natural wonder. Spend the afternoon enjoying the magnificent panorama of waterfalls from the Brazilian side. Your Local Guide introduces the spectacle of this 2-mile-wide torrential downpour, with some cataracts as high as 250 feet, which is nothing short of hypnotic. Overnight in Iguazu Falls.
Hotel: Hotel Mabu Thermas

Day 7

Iguazu Falls-Buenos Aires, Argentina (B)
Take the ECOLOGICAL JUNGLE TRAIN and enjoy a closer perspective on a walking tour of the Argentine side of the falls. Then, on to Iguazu International Airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. After arriving, an orientation walk acquaints you with the “Paris of South America” and its wide boulevards and outdoor cafés. Overnight in Buenos Aires
Hotel: Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel

Day 8

Buenos Aires (B,D)
Your sightseeing starts in La Boca, a colorful district and site of the city’s first port. Take a short walking tour of this unique neighborhood 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 the METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL, housing San Martin’s Mausoleum. Drive past the ornate Colon Opera House before reaching the CEMETERY OF THE RECOLETA, burial site of Eva Peron. Savor the atmosphere of this cosmopolitan capital on the included evening excursion: dinner featuring Argentine steaks and other specialties topped off by flawless PERFORMANCES of Latin America’s most sensuous dance—the Tango! Overnight in Buenos Aires
Hotel: Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel

Day 9

Buenos Aires-Uruguay-Buenos Aires (B,L)
Today, visit another South American country—Uruguay. Travel by CATAMARAN to the World Heritage City of Colonia del Sacramento. Founded by Portuguese settlers from Brazil in 1680, this town held a strategic position as a smuggling outpost for transporting British goods across the Rio de la Plata into the Spanish colonies throughout the 17th century. Today, its charm lies in its narrow streets and colonial buildings. Enjoy a guided TOUR and lunch. Overnight in Buenos Aires.
Hotel: Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel

Day 10

Buenos Aires (B)
Enjoy a full day at leisure, with 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 Buenos Aires Hotel

Day 11

Buenos Aires-Bariloche (B,D)
Fly south to Bariloche in Patagonia on the shores of fjord-like Lago Nahuel Huapi in the heart of Argentina’s Lake District. Arrive in the early evening, with time to enjoy a leisurely stroll through the picturesque town center. See the city hall, the clock tower in Municipality Square, and the famous chocolate factories. Overnight in Bariloche
Hotel: Hotel Eidelweiss

Day 12

Bariloche (B,L)
This chic alpine resort boasts some of the most glorious scenery in the country. Cameras should be ready for today’s chairlift ride to a lookout point at CERRO CAMPANARIO. You’ll want to capture the vistas of surrounding lakes and Andes mountain peaks. The tour continues with a leisurely drive around the Llao Llao Peninsula, Lago Moreno, and Lopez Bay. Overnight in Bariloche.
Hotel: Hotel Eidelweiss

Day 13

Bariloche-Puerto Varas, Chile (B,L,D)
Set out today for your ANDES LAKE CROSSING! Board a boat for the CRUISE across Lago Nahuel Huapi to Puerto Blest. Proceed by motorcoach and see emerald lakes, thick pine forests, and the snowcapped peaks of the Andes Mountains. Look out for soaring Osorno Volcano as you cross Lago Todos los Santos by CATAMARAN. Skirt the southern shore of Lago Llanquihue on the way to Puerto Varas. Drive to your hotel along the rosebush-lined streets of this lakeside resort. Overnight in Puerto Varas.
Hotel: Hotel Cumbres Patagonicas

Day 14

Puerto Varas-Puerto Montt-Santiago (B,D)
Your morning tour of the nearby seaport of Puerto Montt in Chilean Patagonia takes you to the harbor brimming with fishing vessels and along a busy waterfront lined with seafood stalls. Transfer to the airport for your flight north to Santiago. Perched between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes, Santiago has evolved as the country’s political, commercial, and cultural capital. Tonight, dinner is at the hotel.
Overnight in Santiago.
Hotel: Sheraton Santiago

Day 15

Santiago (B)
Today your Local Guide traces the city’s history and heritage. Start at La Moneda, the official Government Palace, before heading to the Plaza de Armas, the main square, with a visit to the 18th-century CATHEDRAL. This afternoon offers an optional excursion to the Undurraga Winery, where you will learn how some of South America’s wines are produced. This evening, you may opt to join a Chilean Folkloric Dinner Show. Overnight in Santiago.
Hotel: Sheraton Santiago

Day 16

Santiago (B,D)
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, and 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.” Tonight your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner to celebrate a great touring adventure. Overnight in Santiago.
Hotel: Sheraton Santiago

Day 17

Santiago (B)
Enjoy a free day to catch up on last-minute souvenir shopping. Your vacation ends after breakfast before your departure for the airport for your flight home.

Day 18

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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