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Chile, Argentina and Brazil

13 Nights from £3,979 per Person Including Flights

  • Included:
  • Flights & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • Checked baggage
  • ATOL protection
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact centre
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Overview

Discover the wonders from three of South America’s finest nations on this 14-day small group tour, exploring the highlights of Chile, Argentina and Brazil. Immerse yourself in the passionate culture, fascinating history and traditional lifestyle of this diverse continent, exploring the astounding natural beauty that runs throughout, from the picturesque Mendoza and magnificent Iguazu Falls, to the sultry capital of Buenos Aires, beautiful Santiago and lively Rio.

For two of the thirteen nights, you’ll also have the opportunity to stay in an Estancia (Ranch), in the Argentinian countryside. Here, a wonderful host of activities awaits you, from horse riding and cooking classes, to mouth-watering BBQs and relaxing around the pool. This trip delivers the perfect blend of adventure and discovery, partnered with a dose of indulgence, comfort and relaxation.

We think that this tour is a great choice for those looking to get a taste of South America’s extraordinary sights, scenery and landmarks, with the comfort and ease of local guides to lead the way (INT).

Highlights

  • Explore the history, colonial charm, neoclassical plazas and bohemian neighbourhoods of Santiago
  • Discover Argentina’s most significant wine region on a tour of Mendoza’s lovely wineries and cellars, tasting the local varietals
  • Enjoy a two-night stay on a traditional estancia, taking part in the daily routines of a guacho
  • Delight in the passionate culture, vibrant nightlife and incredible cuisine in Buenos Aires
  • Experience the mighty Iguazu Falls from both Brazilian and Argentinian sides
  • Visit a local indigenous community
  • Gaze over the dazzling cityscapes, mountains and picturesque bay from the foot of Christ the Redeemer in Rio

Details

Day 1

Santiago, Chile

Upon arrival in Santiago, take a private included transfer from the airport to your hotel. You’ll have a welcome meeting at 6pm, so ensure you have your insurance details and next of kin information to hand. If you arrive early, perhaps head out on a short city walk to get your bearings.

Optional Activities

Santiago Nightlife Adventure (Urban Adventures)

Day 2

Santiago

After breakfast this morning, you will head out on a 4hr walking tour at 10am with a local guide. Throughout, you’ll learn about the city’s fascinating history as you explore Plaza de Armas, home to the cathedral, and then the Central Market to try some local culinary specialties. Next, you will take the cable car to the top of Cerro San Cristobal for wonderful views across the city, finishing your tour in the bohemian Bellavista neighbourhood. The rest of the day is at leisure – you could explore the city’s elegant shopping, financial and residential districts, maybe taking the chance to dine at one of Santiago’s famous restaurants in the evening.

Breakfast included.

Day 3

Mendoza

At 9am, you will board a local bus to Mendoza, traversing through the picturesque Andes and across the Argentinian border, taking around 6 hours. On a clear day, you may even be able to see Mount Aconcagua, the highest mountain in the Americas, standing at 6,962 metres above sea level. On arrival in Mendoza, get to know the city with a gentle stroll around its tree-lined streets, visiting the local cafes and restaurants for some Argentinean fare.

Breakfast included.

Please Note: Crossing the border can take up to 3 hours, depending on local traffic. Be sure to pack plenty of water and snacks, as the trip may incur delays.

*During the colder months, usually between May and August, the border crossing may be closed due to snowfall. In this event, you may need to purchase a flight from Santiago to Mendoza (not included).

Day 4

Mendoza

At around 8:45 this morning, you will head out on a winery tour. Mendoza is Argentina’s most significant grape-growing region, producing nearly 75% of the nation’s wine – the region’s signature wine is Malbec. On this tour, you will visit several wineries and cellar doors, tasting Malbac, Torrontes and other local varietals along the way. Lunch will be around 1pm, and you will return to the city by around 3:30pm; the rest of the day is at leisure.

Breakfast and Lunch included.

Day 5

Estancia Stay

After a morning at leisure, you’ll fly from Mendoza to Buenos Aires in the afternoon, taking around 1h30m. On arrival, you’ll travel to a traditional estancia via private minivan for just over an hour. On arrival, freshen up after your travels and get ready for dinner.

Breakfast and Dinner included.

Day 6

Estancia Stay

During your time on the estancia, you can do as much or as little as you desire, and activities may vary depending on the day. You could go horse riding, take a cooking class or learn about polo sports, or alternatively, you could laze by the pool, get lost in a good book or indulge in a succulent BBQ. Estancias are ideal for relaxation and fun in equal measure.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 7

Buenos Aires

After breakfast, you’ll head back to the vibrant city of Buenos Aires. The passionate locals are incredibly proud of their city, which is comprised of distinct neighbourhoods, each carrying their own style. Check-in to your hotel and then enjoy an orientation walk of the city, visiting the Casa Rosada (Pink House) Presidential Palace in the Plaza de Mayo, as well as the antique markets and art displays of San Telmo. The rest of the day is at leisure – perhaps head out for the evening to enjoy a famous Tango Show or delicious steak, two of Argentina’s specialties.

Breakfast included.

Optional Activities

Buenos Aires Tango Show, Football Game or Polo Day

Day 8

Buenos Aires

You’ll have an entire day at leisure in Buenos Aires today, exploring the elegant streets, sophisticated architecture and amazing attractions of the ‘Paris of South America’.

Breakfast included.

Optional Activities

Buenos Aires Tango Show, Football Game or Polo Day

Day 9

Buenos Aires

It’s your last day in Buenos Aires today, and it will be spend on a wonderful full-day tour with a local guide. Wander the cobbled streets of San Telmo and browse its antique markets, continuing to Plaza de Mayo to see the Presidential Palace. Walk among the tombs of the Recoleta Cemetery, the final resting place of Eva Peron, and then take a private transfer to the colourful La Boca neighbourhood and its well-known ‘Caminito’ District. Here, you’ll visit an artist’s gallery and enjoy lunch before your day tour comes to an end. In the evening, you could enjoy a tango show, football match or a steak and glass or Malbec in one of the city’s trendy restaurants.

Breakfast and Lunch included.

Day 10

Iguazu Falls (Brazilian Side)

Today you’ll fly to Puerto Iguazu, set in the northeast corner of Argentina. The mighty Iguazu Falls straddles the borders of Argentina and Brazil, spanning over 2km in length and consisting of 275 waterfalls in total, some of which reach spectacular heights of 80 metres. Soak up the awe-inspiring panoramas of the falls today from the Brazilian side, with the chance to take an optional helicopter flight above the falls for an unforgettable view. Your hotel for the night is in a hotel in Foz do Iguazu, Brazil.

Breakfast included.

Optional Activities

Iguazu Falls Helicopter Ride, Visit to the nearby Bird Park

Day 11

Iguazu Falls (Argentinean Side)

A visit to the Argentinean side of Iguazu today allows for you to get up-close to the falls via a series of connecting boardwalks. For a more exhilarating experience, you could take an optional Zodiac boat ride to the base of the falls. Afterwards, you’ll visit a Guarani Community to meet some of the region’s few remaining indigenous people. Return to your hotel on the Brazilian side of the falls in the evening.

Breakfast included.

Optional Activity

Iguazu Boat Ride

Day 12

Rio de Janeiro

Today, you’ll take an early-morning flight from Foz du Iguacu to Rio de Janeiro. The rest of the day is yours to do what you like; for relaxation and people-watching, head to the stunning Copacabana or Ipanema Beaches. If the time of year is right, you could check out a Carnaval Rehearsal or Football Game, and as the evening approaches, we highly recommend taking a cable car up to Sugarloaf Mountain to experience the spectacular sunset views across the city.

Breakfast included.

Optional Activities

Carnaval Rehearsal, Football Game, Samba Show, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Favela Feelings (Urban Adventure), Itaupu Dam Tour, Beaches, Views & Bays Bike Tour (Urban Adventure)

Day 13

Rio de Janeiro

This morning after breakfast, you’ll embark on a full-day guided tour of Rio. Starting at Corcovado Mountain, you’ll experience magnificent, sweeping views across Rio from the base of Christ the Redeemer, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Then, head to the artistic neighbourhood of Santa Teresa so see the eclectic architecture, restaurants and galleries. Continue by the famous Selaron Steps to see artist Jorge Selaron’s gift to the Brazilian people, before finishing in Downtown Rio.

Breakfast included.

Day 14

Rio de Janeiro

Your adventure will come to an end today – there are no activities planned so you can depart at any time.

Breakfast included.

  • International flights
  • 11 nights of hotel accommodation, and two nights on an Estancia
  • 12 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners
  • Plane, private vehicle and local bus transportation
  • All activities, tours and entrance fees included as per itinerary
  • Expert English-Speaking Guides throughout

What’s Not Included

  • Optional tours, activities, entrance fees and transport costs
  • Meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Room upgrades, personal expenses, tips and gratuities

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