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Best of South America

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From R 64 900 per person
Brazil, Argentina, Chile

Surrender to Latin America’s lust for life, behind vibrant street murals, the beat of the marimba and in the shadow of the Andes-an At Leisure spree from the home of the cariocas and porteños to slim Chile, culminating at the edge of thundering Iguassu and the rainforest of Rio.

 

DINING

  • 11 FULL BREAKFASTS
  • 1 LUNCH
  • 5 DINNERS

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

  • City tour in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Santiago
  • See the Church of San Francisco, Copacabana Beach
  • View Devil’s Throat Falls
  • Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue, Sugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado, Recoleta Cemetery, Iguassu Falls, Valparaiso
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • A Trafalgar bonus – all Intra-Air Flights: Rio de Janeiro to Iguassu, Iguassu to Buenos Aires and Buenos Aires to Santiago, including porter service at all airports
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

BE MY GUEST
Dine at the home of a local family in the bohemian neighbourhood of Palermo Soho with its Spanish-style houses and hip attitude

CULTURAL INSIGHTS
Visit a Samba school to see and experience this symbol of Brazil and the important role it plays in Rio’s incredible Carnival. Experience the beauty of the Tango at a traditional milonga and learn about its traditions

HIDDEN TREASURES
Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

LOCAL SPECIALISTS
For sightseeing on both sides of Iguassu Falls, in Buenos Aires and Santiago

Day 1
Arrive Rio de Janeiro (4 Nights)

Day 2
Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and At Leisure

Day 3
Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and At Leisure

Day 4
Rio de Janeiro At Leisure

Day 5
Rio de Janeiro – Iguassu Falls (2 Nights)
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Day 6
Iguassu Falls Sightseeing and At Leisure
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Day 7
Iguassu Falls – Buenos Aires (3 Nights)
Casa Rosada, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Day 8
Buenos Aires Sightseeing and At Leisure
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Day 9
Buenos Aires At Leisure

Day 10
Buenos Aires – Santiago (2 Nights)

Day 11
Valparaiso and Winery Excursion

Day 12
Depart Santiago

 

Day 1
Arrive Rio de Janeiro (4 Nights) Day 1 – Arrive Rio de Janeiro (4 Nights)
Bemvindo ao Rio de Janeiro. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by a local host and taken to your lovely oceanfront hotel. Relax, get settled and enjoy your hotel’s superb location overlooking Copacabana Beach.

Hotel
Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

 

 

Day 2
Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and At Leisure Day 2 – Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and At Leisure
Enjoy a leisurely morning before joining your Travel Director for an exploration of the cidade maravilhosa (marvellous city) and its many contrasts, from the 18th century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church, Sambodromo, and city cathedral. Ascend Sugarloaf Mountain via cable car for astounding bay and city views followed by a festive Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travellers.

Meals
Full Breakfast
Welcome Reception

 

 

Day 3
Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and At Leisure Day 3 – Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and At Leisure
Journey by cogwheel train to the summit of majestic Corcovado, site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Back down the mountain, see the song-inspiring Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. The rest of the day is at leisure. This evening, learn to mix the national cocktail, the caipirinha, and indulge in a traditional Regional Meal barbecue at a local churrascaria.

Meals
Full Breakfast
Regional Meal

Optional Experiences
Visit To A Favela
Visit one of Rio de Janeiro’s hillside favelas on this half-day educational tour. See the day-to-day lifestyles of locals who live in Rocinha, one of Rio’s many dense favelas. Along the way, stop at a community school where there is an opportunity to purchase handicrafts made by children. With a local expert guide, you’ll travel inside the favela, interact with locals and gain a new understanding of Brazilian society. Total duration is approximately 4 hours. Gratuity included.
Adult Price: US$38.00
(Price is subject to change)

 

 

Day 4
Rio de Janeiro At Leisure Day 4 – Rio de Janeiro At Leisure
Enjoy a full day to explore the wonders of Rio on your own. Optional activities include a tour into the nearby favelas, a sailboat cruise and a helicopter flight over Copacabana Beach.

Meals
Full Breakfast

Optional Experiences
Santa Teresa Walking Tour
Discover the charm and beauty of Santa Teresa, which originated around a convent during the 16th Century. Once home to upper-class residents, Santa Teresa is now home to many artists with studios, galleries, museums and inviting eateries. Admire the bohemian atmosphere and beautiful architecture. Learn about the history of the area as you make your way around the neighborhood with your guide. Located on a high hill overlooking Rio, you’ll have a perfect view of the city and bay below. Total duration is approximately 3.5 hours. Gratuity Included. (Minimum 6 Guests)
Adult Price: US$44.00
(Price is subject to change)

 

 

Day 5
Rio de Janeiro – Iguassu Falls (2 Nights) Day 5 – Rio de Janeiro – Iguassu Falls (2 Nights)
Relax and enjoy a free morning for independent activities. This afternoon, visit a Samba school, a Cultural Insight, to see how the school operates and prepares for Carnival week. See Carnival props and should you desire, join a Samba dance lesson. Afterward, head to the airport for the short flight to Iguassu Falls. These 275 separate falls cover nearly two miles along the Iguassu River. This evening, enjoy a convivial dinner with your companions at the hotel.

Hotel
Wish Resort Foz do Iguassu

Meals
Full Breakfast
Dinner

Hotel
Wish Resort Foz do Iguassu

Meals
Full Breakfast
Dinner

 

 

Day 6
Iguassu Falls Sightseeing and At Leisure Day 6 – Iguassu Falls Sightseeing and At Leisure
Enter Iguassu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and meet your Local Specialist to explore the Brazilian side of Iguassu, including a scenic walk through the rainforest to the base of the falls. After lunch at a restaurant overlooking the falls, return to your hotel for a leisurely afternoon at your resort. You may wish to join an optional activity such as a jetboat ride to the base of the falls or a helicopter flightseeing tour.

Meals
Full Breakfast
Lunch
Meals

Optional Experiences
Bird Park
This family owned park is home to more than 900 native birds from 150 species. Enjoy a self-guided walking tour along a well-marked trail through subtropical forests. Enter aviaries to get more of an up close and personal view of the birds. Total duration is approximately 2.5 hours.
Adult Price: US$51.00
(Price is subject to change)

Macuco Safari *
Begin this adventure in open-air wagons as you work your way through lush sub-tropical forests. Then hike down the canyon where the Macuco Falls tumble over basalt cliffs into the Iguassu basin. Here, board a custom-designed inflatable motorboat for a 20-30 minute exhilarating ride to the base of the falls. Total duration is approximately 2 hours. Gratuity Included.
Adult Price: US$142.00
(Price is subject to change)

 

 

Day 7
Iguassu Falls – Buenos Aires (3 Nights) Day 7 – Iguassu Falls – Buenos Aires (3 Nights)
Cross the border into Argentina and board the open air ecological jungle train for a different perspective of the cascades. Walk along a scenic catwalk, with a Local Specialist, to see the thunderous Devil’s Throat Falls. Then fly to Buenos Aires, a city renowned for its boutiques, fine dining and museums.

Hotel
InterContinental Buenos Aires

Meals
Full Breakfast

Hotel
InterContinental Buenos Aires

 

 

Day 8
Buenos Aires Sightseeing and At Leisure Day 8 – Buenos Aires Sightseeing and At Leisure
Embark on an in-depth tour with a Local Specialist to see the Casa Rosada, Metropolitan Cathedral and other government buildings and see the colourful neighbourhood of La Boca. Stare in awe at the famous Teatro Colon, a landmark in Buenos Aires. Lastly, visit the Recoleta Cemetery where Argentina’s former First Lady, Eva Peron (Evita), is buried. This evening, get ready for a festive Regional Meal and a chance to savour renowned Argentinian beef followed by a sensual Tango performance and Cultural Insight.

Meals
Full Breakfast
Regional Meal

Optional Experiences
Fiesta Gaucha With BBQ Lunch
Enjoy a great day as you head out into the pampas to visit an authentic 3,000 acre (1200 hectare) working estancia (Argentinean ranch) that dates back to the late 19th century. A BBQ will be served family style by Gauchos. Enjoy activities throughout the day including a folklore show, carriage rides and horse demonstrations. Total duration is approximately 7 hours. (For Private Trafalgar Transportation, a Minimum of 15 Guests is Required.)
Adult Price: US$160.00
(Price is subject to change)

 

 

Day 9
Buenos Aires At Leisure Day 9 – Buenos Aires At Leisure
Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore on your own. This evening, enjoy an exclusive Be My Guest experience in Palermo Soho. You will be welcomed by a local family and long-time residents of this trendy neighbourhood. Be delighted, as they wine and dine you with homemade family recipes in the kitchen. Discover the secrets of kneading country bread and watch as they demonstrate the art of typical Argentinian crafts. Spending time with this lively family will be a memory you won’t soon forget.

Meals
Full Breakfast
Be My Guest Dining

Optional Experiences
Tigre Delta
Head to the northern outskirts of Buenos Aires to the lush countryside of the Tigre Delta on this outing. This area is a popular weekend getaway for Buenos Aires residents. The delta features pretty scenery, lovely summer residences, relaxing vibe, yachting and a chance to see another way of Argentine life. Your tour includes a cruise on the delta and if you are visiting on Saturdays, you can stroll through the local outdoor market. Total duration is approximately 4 hours.
Adult Price: US$69.00
(Price is subject to change)

 

 

Day 10
Buenos Aires – Santiago (2 Nights) Day 10 – Buenos Aires – Santiago (2 Nights)
Fly west across the Andes to the Chilean capital. Meet your Local Specialist for a tour of this vibrant city, travelling by Club Hipico-the regal racetrack-and sprawling Parque O’Higgins. Drive along Alameda Avenue past the University of Chile on your way to the dynamic Plaza de Armas with its fountains and sculptures. Head up San Cristobal Hill for panoramic views of the city and the snowcapped Andes. Later, settle into your hotel, situated in the heart of one of Santiago’s most beautiful neighbourhoods, and a prime location close to charming boutiques, bars and restaurants. This evening is at leisure.

Hotel
InterContinental Santiago

Meals
Full Breakfast

 

 

Day 11
Valparaiso and Winery Excursion Day 11 – Valparaiso and Winery Excursion
Today, set out on a tour of Valparaiso city, formerly a major stopover for ships travelling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. This afternoon, visit a Chilean winery and sample a variety of wines from this now famous region before returning to Santiago. This evening, gather with your travel companions for a festive Farewell Dinner.

Meals
Full Breakfast
Farewell Dinner
Optional Experiences
Half Day Tour of Santiago with Pre-Columbian Museum
Enjoy a half day in Santiago and visit the famed Museo Chileno De Arte Precolombino (Pre-Columbian Art Museum), which boasts an impressive collection of art and artifacts that are a testament to the Pre-Columbian civilizations of South America. Enjoy a leisurely walk in the Parque Forestal and the bohemian Lastarria neighborhood. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the Museum of Arts. Total duration is approximately 3 hours. (Minimum 4 Guests)
Adult Price: US$48.00

 

 

Day 12
Depart Santiago Day 12 – Depart Santiago
Say hasta luego to Chile and transfer to the airport for your onward travel arrangements. Choose to extend your stay at the InterContinental Santiago or add an exciting optional extension.

Meals
Full Breakfast
Meals

Additional Info

  • Duration :
    12 Days
  • Countries :
    3 Countries
  • Cities :
    7 Cities
  • Price From :
    R64 900 per person
  • Location :
    Brazil, Argentina, Chile
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