Twelve Night South American Adventure

Twelve Night South America Experience From Rio de Janeiro to Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires and Santiago! Includes Deluxe Hotels, Three Internal Flights, Select Meals, All Sightseeing with an English Speaking Guides, English Speaking Tour Manager, Air Conditioned Motor Coach Transportation, Once-in-a-Lifetime Experiences and More for Only $3,599 Per Person (Twin Share), Valued up to $4,717
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Discover Brazil, Argentina and Chile - Includes Internal Flights

Discover the vibrant culture of South America with an extraordinary twelve night journey through Brazil, Argentina and Chile - enjoy deluxe accommodation, select meals, three internal flights and sightseeing for only $3,599 per person (twin share), valued up to $4,717

Your journey begins in Rio de Janeiro where you will see the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue and famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches before taking a flight to Iguassu Falls to experience both the Brazilian and Argentina side of this magnificient site, and then after another flight you'll move on to the beautiful city of Buenos Aires before taking a final flight and concluding your trip in Chile's capital city of Santiago

Enjoy the convenience of a planned getaway giving you the most insightful view into the culture, history and natural beauty of South America in style and comfort along the way

Itinerary Highlights

Begin your South American adventure with four nights in vibrant Rio de Janeiro where you will enjoy a tour to the summit of Corcovado Hill to see the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue and enjoy sweeping 360 views of the city before visiting Copacabana and Ipanema beach and enjoying some leisurely time around this colourful city

Depart on a morning flight to the World Heritage site of Iguassu Falls to explore the winding paths of the Brazilian side of this majestic natural wonder, and then cross the border to spend two nights on the Argentinean side of the falls where you can witness the roaring water from a different perspective

After a flight from Iguassu Falls you'll land for three nights in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires known as the 'Paris of South America'. Here, you'll discover the colourful La Boca neighbourhood, and the old quarters of San Telmo and Caminito, plus take part in a tango lesson and visit the famous Recoleta Cemetery - the final resting place of the wealthiest Argentine figures including Eva 'Evita' Peron 

Fly to Santiago to spend the final three nights of your tour in the capital of Chile where you can immerse yourself in the energetic culture as you explore the beautiful colonial neighbourhoods and visit the lively Plaza de Armas, the bohemian neighbourhood of Bellavista, and climb up San Cristobal Hill for panoramic views of the city and Andes Mountains

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Your Package Includes

Accommodation in central locations throughout the tour - spend four nights in Rio de Janeiro at Windsor Leme which features views of Leme Beach, two nights at Amerian Portal del Iguazu located just 300 feet from where the three borders of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay meet, three nights at the five star rated Panamericano in central downtown Buenos Aires near the historic Obelisk, and three nights at the five star NH Collection Plaza Santiago located near fine restaurants and nightlife

Dine on delicious local and international fare with 16 meals including 12 breakfasts and four dinners including a typical Brazilian Churrascaria dinner, two traditional Argentinean dinners, and a traditional Chilean farewell dinner on the last night of your tour, plus there are plenty of opportunities to explore the exciting food scene of South America

Three flights taking your from Rio de Janeiro to Iguassu Falls, Iguassu Falls to Buenos Aires and Buenos Aires to Santiago

All sightseeing and entry fees (excluding visa fees and tips) as per the itinerary and transportation in an air-conditioned motor coach

An English-speaking tour manager to guide you throughout your tour of South America and answer all of your questions about culture and history 

Important Information

Departure dates are available through to 17 July 2017

No need to worry about getting your preferred dates. The Booking Guarantee means that if you try to make a booking within 14 days from purchase and can't get your preferred dates in the validity period, you can get a full refund

How to Book Your Travel Dates! Once you purchase your preferred Luxury Escapes package, you will receive a travel voucher with the direct reservation details for the resort. When you are ready to finalise your travel dates and confirm your booking, contact the resort directly through the reservation email provided in the voucher

Click on the 'Fine Print' tab above to read all the terms and conditions relating to this offer 

What We Like

Experience the best of South America with optional extra tours available for an additional cost including a Buenos Aires dinner and tango dance show, full day Gaucho party and Argentinean barbecue with live folklore show, music and dancing, or a half day Undurraga Winery tour and tasting in one of Chile's most important wine producing areas

Take your Rio experience to new heights with a half day Sugar Loaf Mountain tour in a cable car up the mountain to discover for the best views in the whole of Rio de Janeiro (additional charges apply)

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Departure Dates: Tours depart on 9 January 2017, 23 January 2017, 6 February 2017, 6 March 2017, 20 March 2017, 3 April 2017, 17 April 2017, 1 May 2017, 22 May 2017, 19 June 2017 and 17 July 2017

High Season Departure Surcharge: An AUD$85 (approx NZD$89) surcharge applies for tours that depart on 3 April 2017, 17 April 2017, 1 May 2017, 22 May 2017, 19 June 2017 and 17 July 2017

Please note, departure dates mark the first day of the tour. Guests must make their own travel arrangements to ensure they are in Rio de Janeiro on their chosen departure date

IMPORTANT: All bookings must be made by 31 July 2016

Tours will be guaranteed approximately 45 days in advance

These packages are for luxury tours only. Flights are not included (excluding the three internal flights) and need to be purchased separately

Booking Guarantee: Make a booking within 14 days from the date of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates within the validity period of the deal then we will give you a FULL refund. Please note that evidence of an attempted booking must be provided to our Support Team via email no more than 2 days after the 14 day period. At this point, we will escalate with management to try and secure your preferred dates and if they are still unavailable, a full refund will be payable

Strictly subject to availability and please book early to lock in your preferred dates. After the booking guarantee period, bookings for specific dates during the validity period will be accepted on a 'first in, best dressed' basis

Voucher is valid for ONE PERSON over the age of 8 (twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO VOUCHERS, otherwise an additional single traveller surcharge will apply

Single Traveller Surcharge: Guests travelling alone must pay a single traveller surcharge of AUD$1200 (approx NZD$1255) per person and will get their own room throughout the tour

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity for all tours is two adults (twin share) sleeping in queen or twin bedding

Connecting rooms are available (subject to availability)

Standard tours are for a maximum number of 38-42 people

Entry Fees/Departure taxes are required as follows: Argentina requires a prepaid entry fee of AUD$100 (approx NZD$105) per person payable in advance at www.migraciones.gov.ar/accesibleingles/. El Calafate requires a fee of USD$11 (approx NZD$16) per person. Ushuaia requires a fee of USD$4 (approx NZD$6) per person, Chile requires a reciprocity fee of USD$117 (approx NZD$165), payable by credit card or cash upon entry into the country

Gratuities are only included for hotel porters and wait staff only. Gate 1 recommends tipping the tour manager US$7 (approx NZD$10) per day, the driver US$3 (approx NZD$4) per day or US$2 (approx NZD$3) per half day, the local guide US$3 (approx NZD$4) per day of sightseeing and US$2 (approx NZD$3) per half day. Tip recommendations are per person

Optional extra tours are payable directly to Gate 1 Travel 

About the Zika Virus - The Zika Virus is a mosquito-borne virus mostly found in areas of Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. According to the CDC, most cases of Zika are mild. However, there is a potential link between this virus and a brain defect called microcephaly which affects unborn babies and may pose a potential risk to pregnant women. If you are pregnant or believe you could be at the time of travel, the CDC cautions against traveling to these destinations. For information, please visit www.cdc.gov/zika

Please note, disability access is not available throughout the tour. Please consider this when making your booking 

All accommodation is subject to availability. If a desired hotel is not available, alternate accommodation of a similar standard will be provided

Airport transfers are not included in the tour unless guests book their flights with Gate 1 travel

Travel insurance is strongly recommended. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this voucher

Nights must be used consecutively

Strictly no refunds for this voucher for amendments and change of date - fees are at the tour operator's discretion/policy

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations

Voucher must be presented at check-in

Additional expenses such as (but not limited to) flights are not included with this voucher

Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas

A visa may be required to the countries you are visiting and transiting.  It is your responsibility to ensure you are holding a current visa.  Please take the time to visit our preferred vendor website at www.visasdirect.com.au/luxescapes to assist you with any visa application requirements and processes

Package cannot be split

Multiple vouchers cannot be purchased 

Offer only available for consecutive nightly stays

The value and comparative savings has been determined based on the tour companies published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependant on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving

All surcharges are payable directly to the hotels or the company

All activities, excusions and services are subject to availability

Redemption instructions can be found on your voucher

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And why do we offer this?

Well it's quite simple, we love to travel just as much as you do and we understand that it's hard to find dates to suit your work, family and personal commitments, so we guarantee you that if you can't get the dates you want we will give you a full refund. Yes, that's right...a 100% money back guarantee if you aren't able to book the dates that you want! It can't get much better than that!

How does it work?

It's very simple - make your booking request within 14 days of purchase and if you don't get your preferred dates (within the validity period) you will receive a FULL Refund. If you aren't able to get your preferred dates you'll get a refund directly back to your credit card (or PayPal account). Please note, if you get your preferred dates and later change your mind on when you want to travel, the Booking Guarantee will not apply to your request for a change of dates.

What do I need to do?

Make a booking within 14 days from the date of purchase and if you don’t get your preferred dates within the validity period of the deal then we will give you a FULL refund. Please note that evidence of an attempted booking must be provided to our Support Team via email no more than 2 days after the 14 day period. At this point, we will escalate with management to try and secure your preferred dates and if they are still unavailable, a full refund will be payable 

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DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Brazil
Depart for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; arrival and transfer to your hotel
Overnight: Rio de Janeiro

DAY 2, Tuesday - Rio de Janeiro
Enjoy today at leisure to explore Rio de Janeiro on your own. Tonight, a briefing by your Tour Manager on the exciting adventure that awaits you in South America, followed by a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers at a typical Brazilian 'Churrascaria'
Overnight: Rio de Janeiro

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 3, Wednesday - Rio de Janeiro, Tour of Corcovado Mountain
Awake this morning in amazing Rio. Begin the day with an ascent by a scenic cog railway to the summit of Corcovado Hill. Here, at 2,400 feet above the city stands the 125 foot tall statue of Christ the Redeemer. The Christ statue, that embraces the entire city, is designated as one of the seven "New Wonders of the World". See the thrilling 360 degree sweeping view of the city and understand why Rio is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Afterwards, continue along Rio's famous beaches, including Copacabana and Ipanema before returning to your hotel
Overnight: Rio de Janeiro

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Thursday - Full Day Rio de Janeiro
Today is at leisure to discover all of the delights of Rio on your own. Watch the volleyball and soccer matches on the beach, shop for local crafts, and linger at a waterfront café to just "people-watch". Perhaps, join the optional not-to-be-missed glass cable car ride that takes you to the top of iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain, symbol of the city, where you'll see the stunning panorama of the beaches, Corcovado Mountain, downtown Rio and Guanabara Bay. On your last night in Rio at leisure, be sure to sample the cuisine at some of the fabulous restaurants and cafes ringing the beachfront
Optional: Half Day Sugar Loaf Mountain (AM)
Overnight: Rio de Janeiro

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Friday - Fly to Iguassu, Brazilian Falls
Depart Rio this morning on a flight to Iguassu Falls. Upon arrival, walk along the winding pathways on the Brazilian side of the majestic and awe-inspiring Falls, 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. Stand in awe at the unforgettable panoramic views before crossing the border to Iguazu, the Argentinean side of the Falls, for overnight. After a day filled with unforgettable memories, return to the hotel and enjoy a typical Argentine dinner
Overnight: Iguazu

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 6, Saturday - Iguazu, the Argentinean Falls
Your adventure continues this morning on the Argentinean side of the Falls. A rail car takes you to the top of the Falls on the Upper Circuit, and you will walk to the Lower Circuit where the power of nature surrounds you. Continue along the catwalks to Devil's Gorge - stand in amazement 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 and a unique experience for your senses. Spend the rest of the day exploring the natural treasures of Iguazú National Park, designated a World Heritage Site for its rare and endangered flora and fauna
Overnight: Iguazu

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Sunday - Fly to Buenos Aires
This afternoon transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Arrive in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires. Its beauty is apparent with its elegant architecture, wide tree-shaded boulevards, striking monuments and sprawling parks. Spend the rest of the day at leisure to get acquainted with the “Paris of South America” and its distinct European flavor. As you will have your night at leisure feel free to treat yourself to an Argentine beef dinner at one of the city's many superb steak restaurants
Overnight: Buenos Aires

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Monday - Buenos Aires City Tour
Discover the city's highlights this morning 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, narrow lanes, artists' lofts and very trendy cafes. Drive to the Recoleta Cemetery, final resting place of many of the wealthiest and most important Argentine historical figures. The grounds here cover more than four city blocks, filled with tombs adorned by works of local and international sculptors, and more than 6,400 mausoleums including the tomb of Eva "Evita" Peron, always heaped with flowers and letters from adoring fans. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring some of Buenos Aires neighborhoods and fabulous collection of shops before this afternoon's tango lesson with professional Argentine Tango Dancers. Tonight is at leisure, or, participate in the optional Argentine Dinner and Tango Show
Optional: Buenos Aires Dinner & Tango Show (PM)
Overnight: Buenos Aires

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Tuesday - Full Day in Buenos Aires
Revisit some of your favorite places in the city today, shop for leatherwear and designer clothes, or, join the optional fun-filled Gaucho Party at the Santa Susana Ranch. Get ready for a rustic experience at a typical Argentinean ranch (estancia), dedicated to agriculture and the breeding of cattle and horses. After a tour of the grounds, enjoy a typical barbecue lunch, followed by a folklore show with live music and dancing. Return to the hotel with time to prepare for this evening's "Farewell to Argentina" Dinner with your group at a delightful restaurant
Optional: Full Day Gaucho Party
Overnight: Buenos Aires

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 10, Wednesday - Fly to Santiago
This morning, depart Buenos Aires by flight to Santiago, the energetic capital of Chile. The remainder of the day is free for independent pursuits in this city that blends the old with the new
Overnight: Santiago

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Thursday - 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, sculpture 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 for a magnificent panoramic view of the city with its backdrop of the towering Andes Mountains. This afternoon, join theoptional 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
Overnight: Santiago

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Thursday - Full Day in Santiago
On your last day in Santiago, time for independent pursuits. Alternatively, participate in the optional tour to the Pacific Coast to visit the picturesque port of Valparaiso, and Viña del Mar known as the Garden City for its pretty parks and flower-lined streets. On the return to Santiago, stop at some of the most beautiful beaches in the area. Tonight, it's an evening to share wonderful memories of your journey in South America at a traditional Chilean dinner at a local restaurant and bid farewell to your new-found friends and to South America
Optional: Full Day Valparaiso & Vina Del Mar
Overnight: Santiago

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

DAY 13, Friday - Depart Chile
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight

Meals: Breakfast

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