Taste the best Chilean wines at its source, visit local villages and enjoy a traditional meal, appreciate the beauty of the Lake District by scenic ferry, marvel at the mighty Iguassu Falls, sip caipirinhas on a Brazilian beach, savour a local meal in an Afro-Brazilian community.
From natural wonders to some of the region’s most vibrant cities, experience the riches of South America on this comprehensive adventure that takes you from Chile to Argentina and Brazil. Enjoy the perfect combination of guided excursions and free time to explore the beauty of some of the world’s most breathtaking wonders—northern Patagonia and Iguassu Falls. Sip wine in Santiago, learn to tango in Buenos Aires and live it up in beachside Rio. Travel days are well paced and include short flights, allowing you the time to really experience the region’s highlights—in comfort and style.
- Arrival transfer. Winery tour in the Maipo Valley. Half-day cultural tour with visit to Angelmó fish market and traditional curanto meal. Visit Petrohue Falls. ‘Cruce de los Lagos’ lake crossing by ferry. Buenos Aires city tour. Tour of Iguassu Falls from Argentina and Brazil. Visit an Afro-Brazilian community and enjoy a local meal. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
- 14 breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 dinner. (Allow USD400-525 for meals not included.)
- Comfort hotels (14 nts).
- Comfortable buses, ferry, plane, private van, walking.
- Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
- Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 10.
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Day 1 Santiago
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Day 2 Santiago (1B)
Full-day tour of local wineries with tastings before returning to Santiago for the evening.
Days 3-4 Puerto Varas (2B,1L)
Fly to Puerto Montt and transfer to Puerto Varas, located in the stunning Chilean Lake District. Enjoy views of the impressive Osorno Volcano. On Day 4, take a cultural tour including the Angelmó fish market and a scenic drive down the "Southern Highway" visiting the local community of Quillaipe. Savour a typical "curanto" meal, a specialty of the region that is traditionally slow-cooked in the ground under hot rocks.
Days 5-6 Bariloche (2B)
Travel by bus and ferry to Bariloche, Argentina. Visit the Petrohue Falls, then enjoy the sights as the ‘Cruce de los Lagos’ is considered one of the most scenic cruises in the world. Option to take a boat excursion to visit Puerto Blest.
Days 7-9 Buenos Aires (3B)
Fly to Buenos Aires and take an included city tour. Free time for exploration of the many parks, museums and attractions. Optional tango dinner show or take a day trip to the Tigre Delta.
Days 10-11 Iguassu Falls (2B)
Fly to Iguassu Falls for two days of exploration from both the Argentine and Brazilian sides. Optional boat ride at the base of the falls or visit a nearby bird park.
Days 12-13 Paraty (2B,1D)
Fly to São Paulo and continue by private minivan to Paraty. Visit a nearby Afro-Brazilian community for a unique cultural interaction. Opt to participate in handicraft demonstrations or dance classes, followed by a traditional meal. Optional cachaça distillery visits or take a boat excursion in the bay to nearby islands and beaches.
Day 14 Rio de Janeiro (1B)
Carry on by private van to Rio de Janeiro for free time to explore the city using our centrally-located hotel in Copacabana as a base. Optional city tour.
Day 15 Rio de Janeiro (1B)
Depart at any time.
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