Classic Brazil, Argentina & Chile

Description

Overview

Days: 13

Description: Rio de Janeiro, Aguazu, Buenos Aires, Santiago

 

Itinerary

DAY 1, Friday – Depart for Brazil
Depart for Brazil

DAY 2, Saturday – Arrive in Rio de Janeiro
Welcome to Brazil! Morning arrival in Rio, the vivacious “sun and fun” capital of South America; meeting and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to rest, relax and acclimate to your new surroundings. Tonight, a briefing by your Tour Manager on the exciting adventure that awaits you in South America, followed by a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers at a typical Brazilian‘Churrascaria’
Overnight: Rio de Janeiro
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Sunday – Rio de Janeiro, Tour of Corcovado Mountain
Awake this morning in amazing Rio. Begin the day with an ascent by a scenic cog railway to the summit of Corcovado Hill. Here, at 2400 feet above the city stands the 125 foot tall statue of Christ the Redeemer. The Christ statue, that embraces the entire city, is designated as one of the seven “New Wonders of the World”. See the thrilling 360 degree sweeping view of the city and understand why Rio is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Afterwards, you travel along Rio’s famous beaches, including Copacabana and Ipanema, to the renowned international H. Stern Jewelers; tour their world of exotic gems and witness the fascinating process of jewelry creation
Overnight: Rio de Janeiro
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Monday – Rio de Janeiro
Today is at leisure to discover all of the delights of Rio on your own. Watch the volleyball and soccer matches on the beach, shop for local crafts, and linger at a waterfront café to just “people-watch”. There is so much to see and do! Join the optional not-to-be-missed glass cable car ride that takes you to the top of iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain, symbol of the city, where you’ll see the stunning panorama of the beaches, Corcovado Mountain, downtown Rio and Guanabara Bay. In the afternoon, join the optional tour to the gorgeous Botanical Gardens and the Tijuca Forest by jeep with a chance to spot tropical animals. The tour ends with breathtaking views of the bay, mountains and beaches. On your last night in Rio at leisure, be sure to sample the cuisine at some of the fabulous restaurants and cafes ringing the beachfront
Optional: Half Day Sugar Loaf Mountain (AM)
Optional: Half Day Botanical Gardens & Tijuca Forest Jeep Tour (PM)
Overnight: Rio de Janeiro
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Tuesday – Fly to Iguassu, Brazilian Falls
Depart Rio this morning on a flight to Iguassu Falls. Upon arrival, walk along the winding pathways on the Brazilian side of the majestic and awe-inspiring Falls, one of the world’s greatest natural wonders. Iguassu consists of over 275 separate cataracts across a span of two and one-half miles, wider than Victoria Falls and higher than Niagara Falls and more dramatic than both. Stand in awe at the unforgettable panoramic views before crossing the border to Iguazu, the Argentinean side of the Falls, for overnight. After a day filled with unforgettable memories, return to the hotel and enjoy a typical Argentinean dinner
Overnight: Iguazu
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Wednesday – Iguazu, the Argentinean Falls
Your adventure continues this morning on the Argentinean side of the Falls. A rail car takes you to the top of the Falls on the Upper Circuit, and you will walk to the Lower Circuit where the power of nature surrounds you. Continue along the catwalks to Devil’s Gorge – stand in amazement as you gaze at spectacular “Devil’s Throat” the most magnificent of all of the cataracts. View, photograph and feel the spray of the thundering waters, one of nature’s most impressive achievements and a unique experience for your senses. Spend the rest of the day exploring the natural treasures of Iguazú National Park, designated a World Heritage Site for its rare and endangered flora and fauna
Overnight: Iguazu
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Thursday – Fly to Buenos Aires
This afternoon transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. On the way, time permitting, meet with children at a local school. Arrive in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires. Its beauty is apparent with its elegant architecture, wide tree-shaded boulevards, striking monuments and sprawling parks. Spend the rest of the day at leisure to get acquainted with the “Paris of South America” and its distinct European flavor. As you will have your night at leisure feel free to treat yourself to an Argentinean beef dinner at one of the city’s many superb steak restaurants
Overnight: Buenos Aires
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Friday – Buenos Aires City Tour
Discover the city’s highlights this morning on a tour that includes the Plaza de Mayo, Metropolitan Cathedral and Casa Rosada (government palace); see the balcony where Eva and Juan Peron made their speeches. Then, to the colorful La Boca neighborhood, a working class barrio, and the old quarters of San Telmo and Caminito, a mix of colonial style homes, narrow lanes, artists’ lofts and very trendy cafes. Drive to the Recoleta Cemetery, final resting place of many of the wealthiest and most important Argentine historical figures. The grounds here cover more than four city blocks, filled with tombs adorned by works of local and international sculptors, and more than 6400 mausoleums including the tomb of Eva “Evita” Peron, always heaped with flowers and letters from adoring fans. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring some of Buenos Aires neighborhoods and fabulous collection of shops before this afternoon’s tango lesson with professional Argentinean Tango Dancers. Tonight is at leisure, or, participate in the optional Argentinean Dinner and Tango Show
Optional: Buenos Aires Dinner & Tango Show (PM)
Overnight: Buenos Aires
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Saturday – Buenos Aires
Revisit some of your favorite places in the city today, shop for leatherwear and designer clothes, or, join the optional fun-filled Gaucho Party at the Santa Susana Ranch. Get ready for a rustic experience at a typical Argentinean ranch (estancia), dedicated to agriculture and the breeding of cattle and horses. After a tour of the grounds, enjoy a typical barbecue lunch, followed by a folklore show with live music and dancing. Return to the hotel with time to prepare for this evening’s “Farewell to Argentina” Dinner with your group at a delightful restaurant
Optional: Full Day Gaucho Party
Overnight: Buenos Aires
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Sunday – Fly to Santiago
Depart Buenos Aires by flight this morning to Santiago, the energetic capital of Chile. The remainder of the day is free for independent pursuits in this city that blends the old with the new
Overnight: Santiago
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Monday – Santiago City Tour
This morning’s city tour takes you through the colonial neighborhoods of the city that contrast with the modern financial center, known as “Sanhattan”. Pass by beautiful residences that are part of the Barrio Universitario (University Area). In the historical center visit the lively Plaza de Armas, with its fountains, sculpture and intriguing people-watching opportunities. The tour continues with a drive along the green Parque Forestal with its stunning Fine Arts museum. Continue crossing the bohemian neighborhood of Bellavista and climbing up San Cristóbal Hill for a magnificent panoramic view of the city with its backdrop of the towering Andes Mountains. This afternoon, join the optionalexcursion to the Undurraga Winery in the Maipo Valley, one of Chile’s most important wine producing areas. Taste some of Chile’s world-famous wines during the tour before returning to Santiago
Optional: Half Day Undurraga Winery Tour & Tasting
Overnight: Santiago
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Tuesday – Full Day Santiago
On your last day in Santiago, time for independent pursuits. Alternatively, participate in the optionaltour to the Pacific Coast to visit the picturesque port of Valparaiso, and Viña del Mar known as the Garden City for its pretty parks and flower-lined streets. On the return to Santiago, stop at some of the most beautiful beaches in the area. Tonight, it’s an evening to share wonderful memories of your journey in South America at a traditional Chilean dinner at a local restaurant and bid bon voyage to your new-found friends and to South America
Optional: Full Day Valparaiso & Vina Del Mar
Overnight: Santiago
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13, Wednesday – Depart Chile
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

Pricing

Land tour staring from $2,749per person.

Escorted Package Includes
  • All intra-flights, Rio de Janeiro-Iguassu, Iguazu-Buenos Aires & Buenos Aires-Santiago
  • 11 nights First Class accommodations
    • 3 nights Rio de Janeiro
    • 2 nights Iguazu, Argentina
    • 3 nights Buenos Aires
    • 3 nights Santiago
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers
  • 15 meals: 11 breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of English-speaking local guides
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
Special Features
  • Ascend to the summit of Corcovado Mountain to see the spectacular views of Rio
  • Stand in awe at majestic and awe-inspiring Iguassu Falls
  • Admire the elegant architecture in Buenos Aires, the “Paris of South America”
  • At Recoleta Cemetery, see the final resting place of Eva “Evita” Peron
  • Tango lesson with professional Argentinean tango dancers
  • Tour Santiago, the energetic capital of Chile

 

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