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South America Landscapes

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From R 76 682 per person
Brazil, Chile, Argentina

Chile’s stunning Lake District takes centre stage on this epic South American journey past snowcapped volcanoes, chardonnay vineyards and the pulsating cities of Buenos Aires and Rio-crossing the glacial waters of Los Santos Lake against the imposing backdrop of Osorna and visiting “Little Switzerland” along the way.

 

DINING

  • 13 BREAKFASTS
  • 5 DINNERS
  • 2 LUNCHES

SIGHTSEEING HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cruise in Chile’s Lake Region, on Lake Nahuel Huapi in Argentina
  • Orientation of Puerto Varas
  • View Devil’s Throat Falls
  • Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue, Chile’s wine country, Sugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado
  • 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: Santiago to Puerto Montt, Bariloche to Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires to Iguassu Falls and Iguassu Falls to Rio de Janeiro, 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 homes and hip attitude

CULTURAL INSIGHTS
Visit a winery in Chile’s Casablanca valley and meet the winemaker for a personalised winery experience including a wine tasting. Learn about Bariloche’s chocolate heritage with a visit to the Chocolate Museum and sample a delicious array of locally made chocolates. Experience the beauty of the Tango at a traditional milonga and learn about its traditions. Visit a Samba school to see and experience this symbol of Brazil and the important role it plays in Rio’s incredible Carnival

HIDDEN TREASURES
Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure

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

Day 1
Arrive Santiago (2 Nights)

Day 2
Santiago Sightseeing

Day 3
Santiago – Puerto Montt – Puerto Varas
Bariloche, Argentina

Day 4
Puerto Varas – Lake Crossing – Bariloche (2 Nights)

Day 5
Bariloche Sightseeing

Day 6
Bariloche – Buenos Aires (3 Nights)
Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Day 7
Buenos Aires Sightseeing

Day 8
Buenos Aires

Day 9
Buenos Aires – Iguassu Falls (2 Nights)
Iguazu National Park, Argentina

Day 10
Iguassu Falls Sightseeing

Day 11
Iguassu Falls – Rio de Janeiro (3 Nights)

Day 12
Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing

Day 13
Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing

Day 14
Depart Rio de Janeiro

Day 1
Arrive Santiago (2 Nights) Day 1 – Arrive Santiago (2 Nights)
Welcome to Santiago. You will be met by a local host upon arrival at the airport and taken to your luxury hotel in fashionable Las Condes.

Hotel
InterContinental Santiago

 

Day 2
Santiago Sightseeing Day 2 – Santiago Sightseeing
This morning, meet your Local Specialist for an exciting tour of the city and a visit to the Central Market. Then head for the Casablanca Valley, Chile’s wine-producing region. Visit an exclusive winery where you will enjoy a gourmet Regional Meal lunch served alfresco on the beautiful grounds. After, meet the winemaker for a Cultural Insight and a personalised winery experience. Then celebrate Chile’s proud wine-making traditions with a wine tasting. The evening is at leisure.

Meals
Full Breakfast
Regional Meal

 

Day 3
Santiago – Puerto Montt – Puerto Varas Day 3 – Santiago – Puerto Montt – Puerto Varas
Fly south from the Chilean capital to Puerto Montt, one of Chile’s beautiful coastal ports. Then it’s on to Puerto Varas for a tour of the “City of Roses” on the way to your lakeside hotel. The rest of the day is free before an included dinner.

Hotel
Cabana del Lago

Meals
Full Breakfast
Dinner

 

Day 4
Puerto Varas – Lake Crossing – Bariloche (2 Nights) Day 4 – Puerto Varas – Lake Crossing – Bariloche (2 Nights)
An exciting day awaits as you cross the Andes via land and water. Your first stop is the Petrohue River to see the burbling waterfalls cascade over black volcanic rock. Then cross Todos Los Santos Lake with the mighty Osorno Volcano looming in the background. Keep an eye out for the giant Andean condor. Back on land, it’s time to drive past breathtaking landscapes of snowcapped mountains, gloriously green forests and sapphire blue lakes. Stop for lunch in pretty Peulla before crossing the border into Argentina and enjoying a cruise on majestic Lake Nahuel Huapi. Arrive in Bariloche this evening.

Hotel
NH Edelweiss Bariloche

Meals
Full Breakfast
Lunch

 

Day 5
Bariloche Sightseeing Day 5 – Bariloche Sightseeing
Discover the natural wonders of one of Argentina’s prettiest areas, known as the “Switzerland of South America.” Meet your Local Specialist and travel along the “Circuito Chico” for spectacular views of forests, mountains and sparkling waters in Nahuel Huapi National Park. Visit lovely Playa Bonita, soak up the scenery from the hilltop of St. Edward’s Chapel on the Llao Llao Peninsula, and ride a chairlift to the top of Cerro Campanario for sweeping views of the high peaks of Catedral and Tronador. Then, learn about Bariloche’s chocolate connection with a visit to the Chocolate Museum and sample a delicious array of this Cultural Insight. The rest of the day is free in Bariloche.

Meals
Full Breakfast

 

Day 6
Bariloche – Buenos Aires (3 Nights) Day 6 – Bariloche – Buenos Aires (3 Nights)
Fly from the edge of Patagonia to the vibrant city of Buenos Aires. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an exclusive Be My Guest dinner in Palermo Soho. You will be welcomed by a local family and residents of this trendy neighbourhood in the fashionable Palermo Viejo. Be delighted as they wine and dine you with homemade family recipes. Discover the secrets of kneading country bread and see members of the family dance the Tango.

Hotel
InterContinental Buenos Aires

Meals
Full Breakfast
Be My Guest Dining

 

Day 7
Buenos Aires Sightseeing Day 7 – Buenos Aires Sightseeing
Get acquainted with Argentina’s largest city and capital with a Local Specialist. See the Plaza de Mayo and the iconic pink Casa Rosada. View the colourful and fashionable neighbourhoods of La Boca and San Telmo. Stare in awe at the famous Teatro Colon. Drive along the stately Avenida 9 de Julio to the elegant Recoleta, the cemetery where Eva Peron (Evita), Argentina’s former first lady, is buried. The afternoon is free before a Regional Meal with an authentic taste of world-renowned Argentinian beef. Cap off the evening by watching the best Tango dancers perform in Buenos Aires, a Cultural Insight.

Meals
Full Breakfast
Regional Meal

 

Day 8
Buenos Aires Day 8 – Buenos Aires
Relish a morning and afternoon to pursue your own interests. Visit one of the country’s finest museums at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes or wander around a local market. For a different side of Argentina, perhaps take a trip into the countryside to spend the day at a traditional estancia (ranch) for the Fiesta del Gaucho (festival of the cowboy), with a lively equestrian show and a traditional parrillada (barbecue) lunch.

Meals
Full Breakfast

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)

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 9
Buenos Aires – Iguassu Falls (2 Nights) Day 9 – Buenos Aires – Iguassu Falls (2 Nights)
Take a morning flight to Iguassu Falls, Argentina. Meet your Local Specialist for a visit to Iguassu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to one of the world’s largest waterfalls. Board an open-air ecological jungle train and bask in the majesty of the falls. Along the way, take a walk on a catwalk to get an up-close view of the cascades and view the thundering Devil’s Throat Falls. Cross the border into Brazil for a relaxing evening and dinner at your resort.

Hotel
Wish Resort Golf Foz de Iguassu

Meals
Continental Breakfast
Dinner

 

Day 10
Iguassu Falls Sightseeing Day 10 – Iguassu Falls Sightseeing
Return to Iguassu National Park and spend the morning exploring the Brazilian side of the falls with a Local Specialist, including a scenic walk through the rainforest at the base of the falls. Enjoy this evening at leisure.

Meals
Full Breakfast

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 11
Iguassu Falls – Rio de Janeiro (3 Nights) Day 11 – Iguassu Falls – Rio de Janeiro (3 Nights)
This afternoon, fly to Rio de Janeiro and transfer to your elegant hotel overlooking pristine Copacabana Beach.

Hotel
Miramar by Windsor

Meals
Full Breakfast

 

Day 12
Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing Day 12 – Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing
Meet your Rio Local Specialist and ascend Sugarloaf Mountain by cable car where you’ll see unforgettable city and bay views. The afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps take an optional cruise on Guanabara Bay viewing Rio’s picturesque city skyline and Sugarloaf Mountain.

Meals
Full Breakfast

 

Day 13
Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing Day 13 – Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing
Board a classic cogwheel train for the journey to the summit of majestic Corcovado, site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Then, accompanied by your Local Specialist, continue your exploration of the cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city) and its many contrasts. Later this afternoon, head over to a Samba school where a representative of the school will give a Cultural Insight into how the school prepares for Carnival week. You’ll also be able to view Carnival costumes and for those that desire, participate in a dance lesson. This evening, visit a renowned churrascaria for a festive Farewell Dinner complete with a caipirinha mixing demonstration.

Meals
Full Breakfast
Farewell Dinner

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)

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 14
Depart Rio de Janeiro Day 14 – Depart Rio de Janeiro
Your day is free until your transfer to the airport or choose to extend your stay at the Miramar by Windsor in Rio de Janeiro.

Meals
Full Breakfast

Additional Info

  • Duration :
    14 Days
  • Countries :
    3 Countries
  • Cities :
    12 Cities
  • Price From :
    R76 682 per person
  • Location :
    Brazil, Chile, Argentina
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