South America

14-Day Tour of South America: Discover Chile, Argentina and Brazil

The spectacular sights of South America await on a 14-day tour taking you to Chile, Argentina and Brazil. See Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Christ the Redeemer, behold one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world at Iguazu Falls, take a boat trip from Chile to Argentina through the breathtaking Andes to Bariloche, see the tomb of Evita, ascend Sugar Loaf Mountain, learn how to tango with professional Argentine dancers and much more. Includes four internal flights, premium nightly accommodation, 19 meals across the duration of the tour including daily breakfast and local cuisine and more.

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14 Days
SOUTH AMERICA TOUR
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  • Four internal flights: Santiago-Puerto Montt, Bariloche-Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires-Iguazu, Iguassu-Rio de Janeiro
  • Premium nightly accommodation
  • 19 meals across the duration of the tour including daily breakfast and local cuisine
  • Sightseeing on a modern, air-conditioned coach with the services of an English-speaking tour manager and English-speaking local guides
  • Entrance fees for destinations detailed in itinerary
  • Hotel porterage, tips and gratuities

Embark on an adventure you’ll never forget as you soak up the exotic sights of Chile, Argentina and Brazil on a 14-day tour. From the magnificent cloud-skimming peaks of the Andes to the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, the thundering Iguazu Falls and the pristine beaches of Brazil, you’ll be totally spoilt by this roll-call of bucket-list sights.

What You’ll Love…

The Tour – From the majestic peaks of the Andes to the sun-kissed beaches of Brazil

Discover the beauty of Chile, known as the ‘Land of Fire and Ice’ thanks to its incredibly diverse landscapes from deserts to glaciers, complemented by the magnificent Andes mountain range and beautiful wine regions. Discover the cities of Santiago and Puerto Varas.

Soak up the sights of Rio de Janeiro, including its famous Copacabana Beach and Ipanema Beach. Ascend the scenic cog railway to the summit of Corcovado Hill to see Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Christ the Redeemer, declared one of the new seven wonders of the world. From this incredible vantage point, admire 360-degree views of beautiful Rio de Janeiro. Ascend Sugar Loaf Mountain in a glass cable car where the bridge, bay and mountains unfold before you.

Fly to Iguazu to see the breathtakingly beautiful Iguazu Falls from both the Argentine and Brazilian sides, deemed by UNESCO World Heritage as ‘one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world’. Take a rail car to the top of the falls and behold the thundering waters of the Devil’s Gorge.

Journey through the breathtaking Andes mountain range as you pass from Chile to Argentina by boat. Explore the city of Bariloche in Lake Nahuel Huapi National Park in the foothills of the Andes, likened to a Swiss Alpine resort for its scenery ranging from forest and lakes to snow-capped mountains.

Discover the Argentinian city of Buenos Aires – nicknamed the ‘Paris of South America’ for its European flavour – with its wide boulevards, elegant architecture, palaces and parks. Take a tour of the city’s highlights, including the Plaza de Mayo, Metropolitan Cathedral, the Casa Rosada, the colourful La Boca neighbourhood and more.

Enjoy an authentic Argentine tango lesson in Buenos Aires with professional dancers.

See the Recoleta Cemetery in Argentina, the final resting place of key historical Argentine figures including Eva 'Evita' Peron, whose tomb is covered with letters and flowers from fans.

Your Package Includes:

  • Four internal flights: Santiago-Puerto Montt, Bariloche-Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires-Iguazu, Iguassu-Rio de Janeiro
  • Premium nightly accommodation in hotels such as Amerian Portal del Iguazu, which sits at the convergence of the Iguazu and Parana Rivers, and the Windsor Excelsior Hotel near Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro
  • 19 meals across the duration of the tour, including daily breakfast and local cuisine
  • Sightseeing on a modern, air-conditioned coach with the services of an English-speaking tour manager and English-speaking local guides
  • Entrance fees for destinations detailed in itinerary
  • Hotel porterage, tips and gratuities

The '7 day change of mind guarantee' does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Luxury Escapes Refund Policy applies.

Valid for the following departure dates:

5 February 2019

5 March 2019

2 April 2019

23 April 2019

17 September 2019

1 October 2019

12 November 2019

Important: Please allow for travelling time from Australia. International flights are not included in your package and must be purchased separately. It is your responsibility to make your own travel arrangements and ensure that you arrive in Santiago, Chile on your chosen tour start date.

The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged 8 years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise, an additional single traveller surcharge will apply (see below). Single travellers will get their own room throughout the tour.

Single Traveller Surcharge: If travelling alone a single traveller surcharge of AU$880 applies, payable directly to the tour company after booking.

Maximum tour group size is 40 people.

Standard bedding configuration is one double bed or twin beds on request.

Maximum Room Capacity: Maximum room capacity is two adults. Triple rooms can be requested subject to availability. One child aged from eight to 12 years may stay on a rollaway bed in a triple room (subject to availability at each hotel). A twin-share package must be purchased for the child. A triple room for three adults may be possible on request, subject to availability at each hotel.

Connecting rooms may be possible, subject to availability at each hotel.

Tour includes accommodation at the following hotels:

Atton Las Condes

Hotel Cabanas Del Lago

Hotel Alma Del Lago

Novotel Buenos Aires

Amerian Portal Del Iguazu

Windsor Excelsior Hotel

Allocated hotels are subject to availability and may be replaced with a similar hotel depending on your chosen tour date.

International flights and airport transfers are not included on this tour. Airport transfers can be pre-booked with the tour operator for an additional charge.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.

The following optional tours are available for a surcharge (please contact tour provider for further information):

Half-day Undurraga winery tour and tasting

Buenos Aires dinner and tango show

Full-day traditional Gaucho party

Half-day carnival and samba experience

Booking confirmation must be presented at check-in.

All surcharges are payable directly to the tour company.

Please note disability access is limited during the tour, please consider this before making your booking. Hotels may not have ramps, wide entryways or elevators to accommodate disabled passengers or devices such as wheelchairs, walkers and motorised scooters. Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs, walking frames and motorised scooters may not be taken aboard motor coaches.

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes.

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DAY 1 – Santiago

Arrive and make your own way to your hotel.

Overnight: Santiago

Meals: Dinner

DAY 2 - Santiago City Tour

This morning's city tour takes you through the colonial neighborhoods of the city that contrast with the modern financial center, known as Sanhattan. Pass by beautiful residences that are part of the Barrio Universitario (University Area). In the historical center visit the lively Plaza de Armas, with its fountains, sculptures, and intriguing people-watching opportunities. The tour continues with a drive along the green Parque Forestal with its stunning Fine Arts museum. Continue crossing the bohemian neighborhood of Bellavista and climbing up San Cristóbal Hill to a viewpoint, for a magnificent panoramic view of the city with its backdrop of the towering Andes Mountains. This afternoon, join the optional excursion to the Undurraga Winery in the Maipo Valley, one of Chile's most important wine producing areas. Taste some of Chile's world-famous wines during the tour before returning to Santiago.

Optional: Half Day Undurraga Winery Tour & Tasting (PM)

Overnight: Santiago

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3 - Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas and the Lake District

Today, a short flight to the southern port city of Puerto Montt, gateway to the Lake District, a region of beautiful crystal-clear emerald lakes. Continue through the rolling countryside to the charming village of Puerto Varas, on the shore of Lago Llanquihue, known as the “city of roses.” On a clear day, you can see views of the imposing snow-capped Osorno and Calbuco Volcanoes. Dinner together tonight. After, perhaps a walk through town with its wood shingled homes and a rose-encircled plaza.

Overnight: Puerto Varas

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

DAY 4 - Lake Crossing to Bariloche with Petrohue

A day filled with adventure and magnificent scenery. Your journey through the Andes takes you to Petrohue where you board a catamaran to Peulla, a nature lover’s paradise. After clearing customs at Peulla, time for a lovely lunch. Then, crossing the border into Argentina continue by ship to Puerto Blest and to Puerto Pañuelo where you disembark and drive to Bariloche with its astonishing scenery. Nestled in the foothills of the Andes in Lake Nahuel Huapi National Park, the city is reminiscent of a Swiss alpine village. Circled by forests, stunning lakes, and soaring snow-capped mountains, Bariloche is a year-round resort. The rest of the day is at leisure in this stunning setting with picture postcard views in every direction.

Overnight: Bariloche

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

DAY 5 - Bariloche Small Circuit Tour

In Bariloche, travel along the shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake to several vista points, showing the many natural highlights of this breathtaking region, including Huemul Island. At Cerro Campanario (Belfry Hill) ascend by chair lift to the peak - you'll be astonished by the amazing views from the lookout point of the surrounding lakes, mountains and the Llao Llao Peninsula. Leisure time to indulge in town, known as the chocolate capital of Argentina.

Overnight: Bariloche

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6 - Fly to Buenos Aires

Travel today on a flight to the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires. Its beauty is apparent as you arrive in this 19th century “Paris of South America” with its elegant architecture, wide tree-shaded boulevards, striking monuments and sprawling parks. The rest of the day is yours to get acquainted with this city that has a very distinct European flavor. Tonight, be sure to treat yourself to a fabulous Argentine beef dinner at one of the city’s many superb steak restaurants.

Overnight: Buenos Aires

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7 - Buenos Aires City Tour

Discover the city's highlights on a tour that includes the Plaza de Mayo, Metropolitan Cathedral and Casa Rosada (government palace); see the balcony where Eva and Juan Peron made their speeches. Then, to the colorful La Boca neighborhood, a working class barrio, and the old quarters of San Telmo and Caminito, a mix of colonial style homes, artists' lofts and trendy cafes. At the Recoleta Cemetery, view the resting place of many of the wealthiest and most important Argentine historical figures. The grounds cover over four city blocks, with more than 6,400 handcrafted mausoleums, including the legendary tomb of Eva "Evita" Peron, always decorated with flowers and letters from adoring fans. Spend the rest of the day exploring on your own before the afternoon tango lesson with professional Argentine dancers. Tonight, attend the optional very impressive Tango Show along with dinner in downtown Buenos Aires.

Optional: Dinner and Tango Show

Overnight: Buenos Aires

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8 - Full Day in Buenos Aires

Revisit some of your favorite places in the city today, or shop to your heart’s content for custom leatherwear and designer clothes on famous Florida Street. Don’t miss the optional Gaucho Party at the Santa Susana Ranch. Get ready for a rustic experience at this traditional Argentine ranch (estancia), dedicated primarily to agriculture and the breeding of cattle and horses. After an interesting tour of the ranch, enjoy a typical Argentine barbecue lunch together, followed by a folklore show with lively music and dancing and ring races where gauchos show their skills as riders. This evening, dinner is at a local restaurant.

Optional: Full Day Gaucho Party

Overnight: Buenos Aires

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

DAY 9 - Fly to Iguazu Falls

Depart Buenos Aires by flight to Iguazu on the Argentine side of the Falls. Time to settle in at the hotel before tonight’s dinner.

Overnight: Iguazu

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

DAY 10 - The Argentinian Falls, Upper and Lower Circuit, Devil’s Throat

A railway car transports you to the Upper Circuit of the Falls.* As you walk to the Lower Circuit, the enormous power of nature surrounds you. Continue along the catwalks to Devil's Gorge - stand in awe as you gaze at spectacular "Devil's Throat" the most magnificent of all of the cataracts. View, photograph and feel the spray of the thundering waters, one of nature's most impressive achievements, a unique experience for your senses. The rest of the day is devoted to exploring the treasures of Iguazu National Park, designated a World Heritage Site for its rare and endangered flora and fauna.

*Please be advised that in order to access the falls, you are required to walk over uneven surfaces, followed by a series of narrow boardwalk paths.The paths feature many sets of stairs and can be slippery due to the mist

Overnight: Iguazu

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11 - Iguassu, The Brazilian Falls, Rio de Janeiro

Today visit the Brazilian side of the majestic Falls,* walking along the winding pathways of one of the world's greatest natural wonders. Iguassu consists of over 275 separate cataracts across a span of two and one-half miles, wider than Victoria Falls and higher than Niagara Falls and more dramatic than both. The unforgettable panoramic views will be a memory that lasts forever. Later, depart Iguassu on a flight to Rio, the vivacious “sun and fun” capital of South America. Go “out on the town” tonight and discover the beat of the Samba or the Bossa Nova at one of the local clubs as you sip a Caipirinha, the popular Brazilian cocktail.

Overnight: Rio de Janeiro

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12 - Rio de Janeiro and Tour of Corcovado Mountain

Awake this morning in remarkable Rio de Janeiro. Start the day with an ascent by a cog railway to the summit of Corcovado Hill. Here, at 2,400 feet above the city stands the astonishing 125-foot statue of Christ the Redeemer. This statue that embraces the entire city, is designated as one of the seven "New Wonders of the World". At the peak, see wondrous sweeping views of the city and beaches; you’ll understand why Rio is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. In the afternoon participate in the optional Carnival and Samba Experience. Visit one of the top Samba schools in the city and learn what made the Samba & Carnival icons of Brazilian national identity. In the evening, be sure to sample the cuisine at some of the fabulous restaurants and cafes ringing the beachfront.

Optional: Half Day Carnival and Samba Experience (PM)

Overnight: Rio de Janeiro

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13 - Rio de Janeiro and Sugar Loaf Mountain

This morning, pass some of the city’s landmarks before ascending in a glass cable car to the peak of iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain, symbol of the city. A superb panorama unfolds right before your eyes including the bridge, the bay and the majestic mountains. Afternoon is at leisure to explore this remarkable city on your own. Bid a fond farewell to South America at tonight’s festive dinner with your newfound friends at a typical Brazilian Churrascaria.

Overnight: Rio de Janeiro

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

DAY 14 - Depart Brazil

Your tour ends today after breakfast.

Meals: Breakfast

This tour begins in Santiago, Chile and ends in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. International flights are not included in your package and must be booked separately.

Flights to Santiago from Australia can be direct from Sydney and Melbourne. Connections are available from other major Australian centers. Flights are approximately 13 hours in duration and carriers include Qantas and LATAM.

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