South America

The Best of South America: 10-Day Ultra-Luxury Small Group Tour

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Discover the alluring beauty of South America on this ten-day luxury small-group tour (max. 16 travellers). Staying in ultimate luxury at some of the most prestigious accommodation across South America - including Rio de Janeiro’s iconic five-star Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel and the Belmond Cataratas Hotel overlooking the incredible Iguazu Falls, you will travel through Chile, Argentina and Brazil, enjoying fascinating cultural experiences and delicious local cuisines along the way. Includes daily breakfast, a selection of handpicked gourmet experiences, private transportation, expert local guides, a private tango class, visits to both sides of Iguazu Falls, exclusive insider experiences, sightseeing and entrance fees and more.

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10 Days
TWIN SHARE
Earn 6,999 Qantas Points
Inclusion highlights:
  • Package valid for one person (twin share)
  • Nine nights in handpicked, five-star accommodation, including two nights at the luxuriously appointed Ritz Carlton in Santiago, three nights at the boutique Faena Hotel in Buenos Aires – a member of Leading Hotels of the World, two nights at iconic Belmond Cataratas overlooking Iguazu Falls and an unforgettable stay the Belmond Copacabana Palace, the #1 hotel in Rio de Janeiro on TripAdvisor
  • Economy class flights from Santiago to Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls and Iguazu Falls to Rio de Janeiro
  • Return airport transfers on the first and last day of your trip
10 Days
SOLO TRAVELLER
Earn 9,299 Qantas Points
Inclusion highlights:
  • Package valid for one person (solo traveller)
  • Nine nights in handpicked, five-star accommodation, including two nights at the luxuriously appointed Ritz Carlton in Santiago, three nights at the boutique Faena Hotel in Buenos Aires – a member of Leading Hotels of the World, two nights at iconic Belmond Cataratas overlooking Iguazu Falls and an unforgettable stay the Belmond Copacabana Palace, the #1 hotel in Rio de Janeiro on TripAdvisor
  • Economy class flights from Santiago to Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls and Iguazu Falls to Rio de Janeiro
  • Return airport transfers on the first and last day of your trip
10 Days
VIP UPGRADE - TWIN SHARE
Earn 8,499 Qantas Points
Inclusion highlights:
  • Package valid for one person (twin share)
  • Upgraded luxury rooms in some of South America's best hotels
  • Nine nights in handpicked, five-star accommodation, including two nights at the luxuriously appointed Ritz Carlton in Santiago, three nights at the boutique Faena Hotel in Buenos Aires – a member of Leading Hotels of the World, two nights at iconic Belmond Cataratas overlooking Iguazu Falls and an unforgettable stay the Belmond Copacabana Palace, the #1 hotel in Rio de Janeiro on TripAdvisor
  • Economy class flights from Santiago to Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls and Iguazu Falls to Rio de Janeiro
10 Days
VIP UPGRADE - SOLO TRAVELLER
Earn 11,499 Qantas Points
Inclusion highlights:
  • Package valid for one person (solo traveller)
  • Upgraded luxury rooms in some of South America's best hotels
  • Nine nights in handpicked, five-star accommodation, including two nights at the luxuriously appointed Ritz Carlton in Santiago, three nights at the boutique Faena Hotel in Buenos Aires – a member of Leading Hotels of the World, two nights at iconic Belmond Cataratas overlooking Iguazu Falls and an unforgettable stay the Belmond Copacabana Palace, the #1 hotel in Rio de Janeiro on TripAdvisor
  • Economy class flights from Santiago to Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls and Iguazu Falls to Rio de Janeiro

Visit the spectacular sights of South America, a continent known for its stunning variety of wildlife, culture, food, wine and natural wonders. From learning the tango with professional dancers to traditional food tastings and laying eyes on the towering statue of Christ the Redeemer - one of the new Seven Wonders of the World - you will get a true taste of Chile, Argentina and Brazil on this specially curated tour, all while staying in ultimate luxury at some of the best hotels in South America.

What You'll Love...

The Luxury Accommodation – Luxe boutique properties to prestigious brands, including Belmond

A highlight will no doubt be your stay at the Belmond Copacabana Palace, arguably one of Rio de Janeiro’s most prestigious hotels and described by The Telegraph as "easily the most glamorous spot in town". Elegantly decorating Rio’s Copacabana beachfront, you can expect renowned Belmond signature service adorned with a Michelin-starred restaurant and a luxurious in-house spa offering indulgent treatments. Become a part of history amidst the room's English antique furnishings, original artworks and old-world glamourous charm, that was once graced by stars such as Marlene Dietrich and Orson Welles.

In Chile’s capital, check in to The Ritz-Carlton Santiago, ideally located in the prestigious El Golf district, you will have the city’s top restaurants and attractions right on your doorstep. Oozing sophistication, elegance and five-star amenities that are unique to a hotel of this calibre, you can unwind in the extravagant glass-roofed spa where you can swim in an indoor lap pool that looks out across a striking backdrop of the Andes Mountains and Santiago city from floor-to-ceiling glass walls.

In Buenos Aires, you will be treated to pure glamour at the Faena Hotel—a member of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World group—an urban oasis in the heart of the city. Rub shoulders with the elite – A-listers like Beyonce and Rihanna frequent this hotel, where they are known for staying in the US$12,000 a night 2,690sqft Penthouse Suite. Relax at the pool bar, soak up history in the library where you will find red velvet furnishings and rows of antique books or indulge at the on-site cabaret bar with performances of Argentina’s most celebrated tango show, Rojo Tango.

Step into "a 19th-century Portuguese palace", as described by The Telegraph, and find yourself immersed in lush Argentinian rainforest at the exclusive Belmond Cataratas Hotel, Iguazu Falls - offering high-end luxury in perfect harmony with nature. Surrounded by magnificent trees and wildlife, bedazzled gardens and a tranquil sense of ultimate immersion in nature, a stay at South America’s first and only Forbes Five Star hotel is a truly unforgettable experience of Amazonian indulgence.

VIP Upgrade: Elevate your exploration of South America to a whole new level of luxury. This package will have you staying in upgraded rooms at every hotel. Stay in an Ocean View Room and enjoy large windows that offer full views over the turquoise waters of the renowned Copacabana beachfromt at Belmond Copacabana Palace. You will receive the full VIP treatment at The Ritz-Carlton Santiago where you will be upgraded to a Club Room that gives you access to the exclusive lounge where you can relax with complimentary canapes and refreshments. In Buenos Aires you will stay in a lavish Duplex Suite at Faena Hotel, while your upgraded Deluxe Room at Belmond Cataratas Hotel grants unforgettable views of Iguazu Falls.

The Experiences & Sights – See the history, hear the music, taste the local food and feel the vibrant spirit of South America on this tour for the senses

Discover Santiago, Chile’s vibrant capital city. Set within a circle of snow-capped Andes mountains, it’s known for its rich culture, fascinating art and gourmet food – which you can experience first hand during a welcome dinner at one of the city’s finest local restaurants.

Walking is one of the best ways to explore a city, and together with your local expert guide you will discover some of Santiago’s most treasured sights on foot. Learn about Santiago’s fascinating history as you visit Plaza de Armas, considered the heart of the city and try an array of Chilean specialties, including local meats, cheeses and artisan bread at The Mercado Central de Santiago.

You will also visit Argentina, the birthplace of tango dancing, that has forever been the symbol of this South American country. In Buenos Aires you will be captivated by this famous dance as professional dancers take you through the steps in a private lesson for your group, focusing on learning the basics, understanding the rhythm and discovering the dance's origin and history. You will learn how to move fluidly through one of the world's most sultry forms of dance.

Visit the iconic Plaza de Mayo, the city square and main foundational site of Buenos Aires, and spend time at a social female empowerment project, dedicated to teaching local women how to make empanadas, a traditional specialty of savoury filled pastries, which you will also get to try here.

Flying to Puerto Iguazu in Argentina you will visit the gateway to the mighty Iguazu Falls, with opportunities to explore both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides extensively. Two kilometres in length and made up of 275 waterfalls, it’s a truly spectacular sight, with an exhilarating included zodiac boat ride taking you even closer to the falls.

In beautiful Brazil, experience the intense green of Guanabara Bay and the slopes of the Corcovado and Sugarloaf mountains of Rio de Janeiro. From the opulent buildings erected by the Portuguese monarchy to the destitute shantytown favelas, the natural white-sand beaches of Copacabana to the manmade skyscrapers: Rio is a city of contrasts and contradictions. A guided tour here will cover important landmarks, including the incredible statue of Christ the Redeemer, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.

Your Package Includes:

  • Nine nights in handpicked, five-star accommodation, including two nights at the luxuriously appointed Ritz Carlton in Santiago, three nights at the boutique Faena Hotel in Buenos Aires – a member of Leading Hotels of the World, two nights at iconic Belmond Cataratas overlooking Iguazu Falls and an unforgettable stay the Belmond Copacabana Palace, the #1 hotel in Rio de Janeiro on TripAdvisor
  • Economy class flights from Santiago to Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls and Iguazu Falls to Rio de Janeiro
  • A selection of gourmet experiences, including daily breakfast, select lunches and dinners, and several local food tastings
  • A private tango dancing class in Buenos Aires
  • Trip to the Argentinian and Brazilian sides of the Iguazu Falls with included Grand Aventura boat ride
  • Visit to Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World
  • Expert local English-speaking guides
  • Private transportation throughout including return airport transfers on the first and last day of your trip
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees
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