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Trafalgar - South America Landscapes (LSRIN17)

14 Days From Santiago (Chile) to Rio De Janeiro
Tour Style: South America Discoveries
Trafalgar Brochure Price from $4,895.00
Brochures: Latin America 2021, Latin America 2022
Visits: Chile, Argentina, Brazil

Take in South America’s stunning landscapes journeying past snowcapped volcanoes, chardonnay vineyards, and the pulsating cities of Buenos Aires and Rio - crossing the glacial waters of Todos Los Santos Lake and visiting "Little Switzerland" (including visiting a chocolatier) on this South America tour.
Sightseeing Highlights
  • Discover how locals prepare for Rio de Janeiro's Carnival week
  • Explore Santiago, Puerto Varas, San Carlos de Bariloche, Nahuel Huapi National Park, Buenos Aires, Iguassu Falls and Rio de Janeiro with a Local Specialist
  • Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue, Chile’s wine country, Sugarloaf Mountain and Corcovado
  • View Petrohue River, Devil's Throat Falls
  • Scenic Cruise in Chile's Lake Region and on Lake Nahuel Huapi in Argentina
  • Connect with Locals Visit a winery in Chile's Casablanca valley and meet the winemakers for a personalised experience including a tasting.
  • Connect with Locals Dine at the home of a local family in the bohemian neighbourhood of Palermo Soho with its European-style homes and hip attitude.
  • Dive into Culture Experience the beauty of the Tango and learn about its traditions.
  • Dive into Culture Enjoy a traditional Brazilian BBQ restaurant this evening and learn how to mix the perfect caipirinha.
  • Dive Into Culture Meet master chocolatiers, Julio Fernandez and George Soriano, to learn about the history of chocolate and how it is produced at this small workshop.
  • Dive Into Culture Visit a Samba school to see and experience this symbol of Brazil.

Trafalgar Tour Itinerary

Day 1Welcome to Santiago
Connect with the cosmopolitan verve of the Chilean capital, Santiago. On arrival, you’ll enjoy a warm Trafalgar welcome and be transferred to your luxury hotel in fashionable Las Condes. Spend the rest of the day on your terms discovering the unique personalities of each of the city’s diverse barrios. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travel companions for a Welcome Reception.
Visits: Santiago
Meals: Welcome Reception
Accommodation: Intercontinental
Day 2Journey to Santiago
This morning’s city tour with a Local Specialist includes a stop at the ornate wrought-iron Central Market where we’ll see the catch of the day and stroll past pop-up restaurants serving local favourites. We journey to wine country, visiting an exclusive winery in Casablanca Valley for a gourmet lunch served alfresco in exquisite surrounds. Connect With Locals and meet the winemakers for a personalised winery experience, followed by an opportunity to taste the fruit of his labours. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3Onwards to Puerto Varas
We fly south to the coastal city of Puerto Montt, then continue to Puerto Varas for a tour of the 'City of Roses' with our Local Specialist against the backdrop of snow-capped volcanoes. Later, we make our way to our hotel on the shores of Lake Llanquihue where we’ll enjoy the rest of the day at leisure and an included dinner.
Visits: Puerto Varas, Puerto Montt
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Cabana del Lago
Day 4Cross the Andes and Continue to Bariloche
Look forward to a day of pinch me moments as you cross the Andes via land and water. Our first stop sees us watch the burbling waters of the Petrohue River cascade over black volcanic rock. We’ll cross Todos Los Santos Lake, keeping a keen eye out for giant Andean condors as the mighty Osorno Volcano with its white cap looms in the background. Admire the soul-stirring landscapes en route to Peulla where we’ll enjoy lunch. Then, cross the border into Argentina and cruise the glacial waters of Lake Nahuel Huapi. We’ll arrive in Bariloche this evening.
Visits: Peulla
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: NH Edelweiss
Day 5Admire Bariloche
Soak up the sights and sounds of the 'Switzerland of South America' this morning, breathing in the fresh alpine air. We’ll meet our Local Specialist and travel along the 'Circuito Chico' for spectacular views of forests, mountains and sparkling waters in Nahuel Huapi National Park. Visit the beach playground of 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. Dive Into Culture and indulge in the rich flavours of chocolate during a visit to La Chocolaterie, then spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Visits: Bariloche
Meals: Breakfast
Day 6Venture to Buenos Aires, the Paris of South America
Leaving spectacular Patagonian landscapes behind, we fly to the passionate Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires. This evening, we’ll Connect With Locals, joining our Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Be My Guest experience dinner with a local family in Palermo Soho. Savour traditional flavours and homemade family dishes, then discover the secrets of kneading country bread. Our unforgettable local encounter continues as we watch family members engage in an elegant Tango performance.
Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest
Accommodation: Alvear Art
Day 7Explore Buenos Aires
Immerse yourself in the seamless mix of European elegance meets Latin energy. We’ll join a Local Specialist to see some of Buenos Aires’ most notable sites, including the Plaza de Mayo and iconic pink Casa Rosada. View the fashionable neighbourhood of La Boca, admire the opulent façade of Teatro Colon and drive along the stately Avenida 9 de Julio to the elegant Recoleta cemetery, where Argentina’s most famous sons and daughters have been laid to rest. We pay homage to the beloved former first lady of Argentina, Eva Peron, before enjoying an afternoon at leisure. This evening, we indulge in the delicious flavours of Argentine beef, the authentic tastes of world-renowned Argentinian beef. Dive Into Culture later, watching the sensual, stirring moves of a traditional Tango performance.
Visits: Buenos Aires
Meals: Breakfast, Regional Dinner
Day 8Buenos Aires Your Way
Get a taste of life as a porteño this morning, embracing the energy of this passionate South American hub on your terms. Perhaps, admire the works of Degas, El Greco and Van Gogh at the Museum of Bellas Artes or stroll around the colourful stalls that line one of the local markets. Take to the countryside and consider spending the day at a traditional estancia (ranch) for the Fiesta Gaucha (festival of the cowboy), where you’ll be entertained by a lively equestrian show and enjoy a traditional parrillada (barbecue) lunch.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 9Discover Iguassu Falls
Journey to the thundering cascade of Iguassu Falls, where we’ll meet our Local Specialist for a visit to the UNESCO-listed Iguassu National Park. Board an open-air ecological jungle train delving deep into its subtropical rainforest. Walk along the catwalk peering down into the swirling waters of Devil’s Throat Falls. We’ll cross the border into Brazil for an evening at leisure and dinner at our resort.
Visits: Iguassu Falls
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Wish Iguacu
Day 10Soak in the Brazilian Side of Iguassu Falls
Rediscover the 'Big Waters' and return to Iguassu National Park, where you’ll join a Local Specialist who will guide your discovery of the Brazilian side of the falls. Walk through the rainforest at the base of the falls and peer at its majesty through the powerful spray. We enjoy an evening at leisure.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 11Off to Rio de Janeiro
We bid farewell to the falls and fly to sultry Rio de Janeiro. You’ll be transferred to your hotel overlooking the colourful Copacabana Beach.
Visits: Rio de Janeiro
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Arena Copacabana
Day 12Enjoy Rio de Janeiro and Sugarloaf Mountain
Begin your exploration of the cidade maravilhosa (marvellous city) with your Local Specialist, ascending Sugarloaf Mountain by cable car for astounding bay and city views. Then return to the city for a tour with our Local Specialist before spending the rest of the day at leisure.
Meals: Breakfast
Day 13Uncover the Sights and Sounds of Rio de Janeiro
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. We join our Local Specialist to explore more of the city’s iconic sights. Later this afternoon, we’ll Connect With Locals during a visit to a local Samba school where we’ll gain insights into how the school prepares for the pageantry of Carnival week. View the colourful costumes and immerse yourself in the rhythms of Samba as you participate in a dance lesson. This evening, Dive Into Culture and experience the flavours of churrascaria linger at our Farewell Dinner. As our hosts demonstrate how to mix the perfect caipirinha, we toast to an epic South American journey. Saude!
Meals: Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day 14Farewell Rio de Janeiro
Enjoy a day at leisure until your transfer to the airport or choose to extend your stay.
Meals: Breakfast


Available Room Types: Single, Triple, Twin
Child: ages 5 to 17

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