15 Day Kaleidoscope of South America

2 Santiago, 1 Puerto Varas, 2 Bariloche, 4 Buenos Aires, 2 Iguazu, 2 Rio de Janeiro
Round trip airfare from LAX, 13 nights accommodation, all transfers, most meals and sightseeing
Price Includes
  • Flights Miami-Santiago, Rio de Janeiro-Miami
  • Some departure dates may be offered from an alternate nearby airport. Check flight itinerary options when booking
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  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • All intra-flights: Santiago-Puerto Montt, Bariloche-Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires-Iguazu, Iguassu-Rio de Janeiro
  • 13 nights First Class accommodations
    • 2 nights Santiago
    • 1 night Puerto Varas
    • 2 nights Bariloche
    • 3 nights Buenos Aires
    • 2 nights Iguazu, Argentina
    • 3 nights Rio de Janeiro
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 19 Meals: 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of English-speaking local guides
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
 

Special Features

  • Take a city tour of Santiago, the energetic capital of Chile
  • Drive through the rolling countryside of scenic Patagonia to Puerto Varas, the “city of roses”
  • Lake crossing by boat from Chile to Argentina through the spectacular Andes
  • Discover Bariloche an alpine treasure with its stunning lakes and soaring snow-capped mountains
  • Enjoy cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, the “Paris of South America” with its elegant architecture
  • At Recoleta Cemetery, view the legendary tomb of Eva “Evita” Peron
  • Learn to Tango in Buenos Aires with professional Argentine dancers
  • Stand in awe at majestic Iguassu Falls one of nature's most impressive achievements
  • At the summit of Rio’s Corcovado Mountain stand before the statue of Christ the Redeemer
  • Ascend to the peak of iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain, with its wondrous panoramic views

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Day By Day Itinerary

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Chile
Depart for Chile

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Santiago
Welcome to Chile! Morning arrival in the energetic capital city of Santiago; transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Tonight, attend an orientation meeting at approximately at 7 PM with your Tour Manager on the exciting adventure that awaits you, followed by a Welcome Dinner and drinks with your fellow travelers. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 3:30 PM on Day 2 of the itinerary or earlier, if possible
Overnight: Santiago
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Wednesday - 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 4, Thursday - 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, Dinner

DAY 5, Friday - 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, Lunch

DAY 6, Saturday - 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 7, Sunday - 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 8, Monday - 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 evening's 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 9, Tuesday - 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, Dinner

DAY 10, Wednesday - 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, Dinner

DAY 11, Thursday -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 12, Friday - Iguassu, The Brazilian Falls, Rio de Janeiro
This morning cross the border to 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 13, Saturday - 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 14, Sunday - 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, Dinner

DAY 15, Monday - Depart Brazil
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Notes :
  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flights Santiago-Puerto Montt, Bariloche-Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires-Iguazu & Iguassu-Rio de Janeiro.
  • Passport numbers for all passengers must be submitted 60 days prior to departure and before documents can be issued.
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
  • All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.
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Optional tours and gratuities

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.

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