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South America Landscapes

13 Days 3 Countries 12 Cities

Visit South America's most influential and intoxicating countries, including Brazil and Chile.

About this trip

A discovery across South America's most influential and intoxicating countries, the icons of Chile, Argentina and Brazil and stunning Patagonia are brought to life by Insiders and unique experiences.

You'll enjoy Insider moments like… feeling the beats of South America Samba in Rio and seeing how Argentinian Tango should be danced at Lina and Gaspar's home in Buenos Aires. It's meeting other locals passionate about sharing the traditions of their homeland.


Trip type: Discovery

Trip code: LSRI

12 Nights

accommodation

19 Meals
  • 12 breakfasts.

  • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest).

  • 2 lunches.

On-trip Transport

All transport shown. All transfers shown.

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Day 1

Arrive Santiago (2 Nights)

Day 2

Santiago Sightseeing

Day 3

Santiago – Puerto Montt – Puerto Varas

Day 4

Puerto Varas – Lake Crossing – Bariloche (2 Nights)

Day 5

Bariloche Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 6

Bariloche – Buenos Aires (3 Nights)

Day 7

Buenos Aires Sightseeing

Day 8

Buenos Aires Free Time

Day 9

Buenos Aires – Iguassu Falls

Day 10

Iguassu Falls – Rio de Janeiro (3 Nights)

Day 11

Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 12

Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing

Day 13

Depart Rio de Janeiro

Day 1

Arrive Santiago (2 Nights)

Welcome to Santiago, the fifth largest city in South America. 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

Meals

Day 1

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 known for its premium wines. 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, from the vineyards to the bottling process. Then celebrate Chile's proud wine-making traditions with a wine tasting. The evening is at leisure. Perhaps try a restaurant in the trendy Bellavista District.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Day 2

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 for you to enjoy before an included dinner in the evening.

Hotel

Cabana del Lago

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Dinner

Day 3

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 gliding over the lake. Back on land, it's time to sit back and relax as you drive by 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 4

Day 5

Bariloche Sightseeing and Free Time

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 5

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 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

Emperador Buenos Aires

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Be My Guest Dining

Day 6

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, a landmark in Buenos Aires. Drive along the stately Avenida 9 de Julio, said to be the widest street in the world, 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, a Cultural Insight, in Buenos Aires perform.

Meals

  • Full Breakfast
  • Regional Meal

Day 7

Day 8

Buenos Aires Free Time

Relish a morning and afternoon to pursue your own interests where the possibilities are endless. Visit one of the country's finest museums at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, visit a local market or 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

Day 8

Day 9

Buenos Aires – Iguassu Falls

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 9

Day 10

Iguassu Falls – Rio de Janeiro (3 Nights)

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. 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 10

Day 11

Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and Free Time

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 11

Day 12

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 from the 18th century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church to the 20th century opera house, Sambadromo, and city cathedral. 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

Day 12

Day 13

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

Day 13

The Trafalgar Difference

  • Be My Guest
    in Palermo Soho at the home of a local family.

  • Cultural Insights
    Meeting a winemaker in Santiago, tasting chocolate in Bariloche, visiting a Samba school and watching a Tango performance in Buenos Aires.

  • Hidden Treasures
    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

  • Local Specialists
    For sightseeing in Santiago, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Iguassu Falls and Rio de Janeiro.

Find out what makes Trafalgar different.


What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • Cruise in Chile's Lake Region and 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 and Corcovado


What's Included

Dining

    • 12 breakfasts.

    • 5 dinners
      (including Be My Guest).

    • 2 lunches.


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • 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

    • 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


    Airport Transfers

  • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


Why Trafalgar?

The Trafalgar Experience

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Enjoy

Enjoy the wonder of travel, crisscrossing the globe through the seasons. On effortless adventures in breathtaking new horizons, forge lifelong friendships and memories. Our lovingly crafted itineraries are a fascinating mosaic of cultures, flavours, festivals and local stories. We’re with you all the way, guiding you and ensuring you experience the real thing: the sheer love of travel, entirely hassle-free.


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Meet

Meet warm-hearted locals and like-minded travellers. Along your journey of discovery, stop to share stories and flavours with local farmers, chefs and winemakers. Pause to admire the handicrafts and rich traditions of amazing artisans. Explore the essence of Europe through captivating accounts shared by expert historians and savvy local guides.


Taste

Travelling with your tastebuds, treating them to new flavours, spices and textures along the way. From the very first breakfast to the last nightcap, travelling through Europe indulges your palate, with every meal an opportunity to discover regional fare. Savour each new flavour, try the local tipple and take home fresh culinary inspiration. Let us share our love for food and hospitality with you.


Unwind

Once you've packed your suitcase, we take care of the rest, removing all your concerns so that you can be secure in the knowledge that an award-winning global company with an impeccable reputation has taken care of every little detail. We arrange everything you'll need along your journey - meals, accommodation and travel logistics, because we are with you all the way. Travel the world with peace of mind, knowing you’re in the hands of Trafalgar.


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South America Landscapes

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Santiago, Chile

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Rio de Janiero, Brazil

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    • Land and Intra Air prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Santiago-Puerto Montt, Bariloche-Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires-Iguassu Falls and Iguassu Falls-Rio de Janeiro and require purchase of round-trip air travel on LATAM between your gateway city and the itinerary's start and end gateway cities (ticket number required). If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary's start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2016. For up-to-date information, see Terms and Conditions.
    • Please note: In some locations, you will be required to walk on uneven terrain and climb stairs without handrails. You should be in good health and be able to walk without assistance.
    • Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.
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  • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
  • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 

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