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South America Landscapes

14 Days 3 Countries 12 Cities

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

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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 2017. 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.
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      • 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.
      • Passport: Guest passport information for flights is required at time of final payment.
      • Trafalgar offers a selection of optional Itinerary Extensions to customize your vacation in South America. Please note, you cannot book these extensions online. To book and for more information, please contact your local Travel Agent or Trafalgar directly. For more information about the optional extensions offered on this program, please go to www.trafalgar.com/extensions.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Double-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 traveling as part of a family group. 
      • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

      About this trip

      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.


      Trip type: Discovery

      Trip code: LSRI

      13 Nights

      accommodation

      20 Meals
      • 13 breakfasts

      • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)

      • 2 lunches

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      Highlights

      What's Included

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        • 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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 13 breakfasts

        • 5 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)

        • 2 lunches


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        • 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


        Airport Transfers

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


       

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      Arrive Santiago (2 Nights)

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      Santiago Sightseeing

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      Santiago – Puerto Montt – Puerto Varas

      Bariloche, Argentina

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      Puerto Varas – Lake Crossing – Bariloche (2 Nights)

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      Bariloche Sightseeing

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      Bariloche – Buenos Aires (3 Nights)

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      Buenos Aires Sightseeing

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      Buenos Aires – Iguassu Falls (2 Nights)

      Iguazu National Park, Argentina

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      Iguassu Falls Sightseeing

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      Iguassu Falls – Rio de Janeiro (3 Nights)

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      Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing

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      Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing

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      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

      Meals

      Hotel

      InterContinental Santiago

      Meals

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      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

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

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      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

      Hotel

      Cabana del Lago

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Dinner

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      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

      Hotel

      NH Edelweiss Bariloche

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Lunch

      Day 4

      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

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      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

      Hotel

      InterContinental Buenos Aires

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Be My Guest Dining

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      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

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Regional Meal

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      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

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      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

      Hotel

      Wish Resort Golf Foz de Iguassu

      Meals

      • Continental Breakfast
      • Dinner

      Day 9

      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

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 10

      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

      Hotel

      Miramar by Windsor

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

      Day 11

      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

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      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

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast
      • Farewell Dinner

      Day 13

      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

      Meals

      • Full Breakfast

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      The Trafalgar Difference

      • 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

      Find out what makes Trafalgar different.

      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • 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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 13 breakfasts

        • 5 dinners
          (including Be My Guest)

        • 2 lunches


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      Travel Highlights

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        • 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


        Airport Transfers

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


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      The Trafalgar Experience

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        First time with Trafalgar. Would choose Trafalgar again. Trip well planned. Our guide, Rodrigo was excellent. Very knowlegable, worked out all details, excellent guide. Accomodations were very good. Food good. Overall experience was very good.

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        Service rating : There were four times we travelled by air which took away our four days literally. The hotels and locations were great. Local tour guides were knowledgeable but wished to be a bit friendly to me.Product : In general, the trip was safe and ok.About the group photo.....it was not

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