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Classic South America (Summer 2018) tour
Buenos Aires Rio de Janeiro Classic South America (Summer 2018) Trip

Classic South America (Summer 2018)

Insight Vacations
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Travel Style: Array Mixed
Physical Level: Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level: The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury (5*)
11 days
From: $ 6,038 $ 549 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

  • Kingston Family Winery: Be immersed in the cool climate wine culture that has made Chile famous.Buenos Aires: Stand on the wide open Pampas of Argentina and along side the gaucho's cowboy lifestyle of the past.Rio de Janeiro: Walk along white sand beaches humming the famous songs they are known for....Copacabana and Ipanema
  • Buenos Aires: With a Local Expert, your comprehensive city exploration includes a visit to the splendid Belle Époque Teatro Colon.
  • Iguassu Falls: Be welcomed into the community of the indigenous Guarani people, meet the tribal representative and learn about daily life in the jungle.
  • Rio de Janeiro: Experience sightseeing with a Local Expert and a cable car journey to the lofty heights of Sugarloaf Mountain.
  • Santiago: Meet a Local Expert for a tour of the Chilean capital.
  • Buenos Aires: Distinguishable by its architecture and décor, the Alvear Palace Hotel is a hallmark of world class hotels.
  • Iguassu: The luxurious Belmond das Cataratas is the only hotel inside the National Park and sits alongside the falls.
  • Rio de Janeiro: The iconic Belmond Copacabana Palace is perfectly located on the famous Copacabana Beach.
  • Santiago: The Singular Santiago is a five-star luxury hotel located in the Lastarria section of Chile's capital.
  • Buenos Aires: At San Antonio de Areco, one of the prettiest towns in the Pampas, enjoy a delicious asado lunch at La Bamba de Areco Estancia and a glimpse into the life of an Argentinian gaucho during an equestrian show.
  • Rio de Janeiro: Enjoy elegant bayside surroundings with a Highlight Dinner at the flagship Fogo de Chao, a typical Brazilian Steakhouse where a variety of meats are barbecued in authentic 'churrasco style.'
  • Santiago: Visit Kingston Family Winery, a small boutique winery located in Casablanca Valley for an introduction to and tasting of their exquisite wines.
  • Included Quality Dining: 9 Full Breakfasts (FB) and 1 Continental Breakfast (CB); plus 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 2 Highlight Lunches (HL), 2 Highlight Dinners (HD), 1 Michelin Highlight Dinner (MHD), 1 Dinner (D) and 1 Farewell Celebration Dinner (CD).

Short Description

South America is a vast continent, rich in natural wonders, historic cities, imposing monuments and cultural complexity. Yet, from this wondrous palette, Luxury Gold has fashioned a harmonious holiday, steeped in opulence, layered in the Latin way of life. From Sugarloaf cityscapes to the thundering chasm of the Devil's Throat and in between, a string of exquisite cultural encounters enrich your journey. In Rio, dine at the Michelin-starred Mee Restaurant where Executive Chef Kazuo Harada will take you on a journey of the most sophisticated Pan-Asian cuisine When staying at your luxury hotel next to the thundering Iguassu Falls, you'll be welcomed by the indigenous Guarani people and hear tales of life in the jungle The Belmond Copacabana Palace, home to stars and celebrities, is your five-star home overlooking its iconic beach

Style Group tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.
Lodging Level Luxury (5*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions All internal ground transport
Start City Santiago Chile
End City Rio De Janeiro

Destinations

Brazil Argentina Chile

Attractions & Cities Visited

Buenos Aires Rio de Janeiro Santiago

Activities & Interests

Culture

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Chile.

On arrival at Santiago International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your luxurious hotel. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner and opportunity to mingle over drinks in nearby Lasterria, set in Santiago's trendiest neighbourhood. (Welcome Dinner)

Day 2: The Sights of Santiago, Valparaiso and Wine Country.

Meet a Local Expert for a city exploration before a visit to the UNESCO-listed port of Valparaíso and the boutique Kingston Family Winery in the Casablanca Valley for a tasting. (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 3: Fly to Buenos Aires.

Enjoy a leisurely morning before flying to Buenos Aires. In the evening, your Highlight Dinner with wine is at Piegari Carnes, known for its Argentine beef. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

Day 4: Beautiful Buenos Aires.

Get to know Buenos Aires with a Local Expert on an exploration of the city including Palermo, San Telmo and Recoleta. Enjoy views of the balcony, made famous by Evita Peron, and walk the colourful neighbourhood of La Boca. Visit the Belle Époque Teatro Colon. Enjoy a Highlight Dinner with wine, live music, singers and dancers at Rojo Tango. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

Day 5: Pampas, Estancias and Gauchos.

San Antonio de Areco remains one of the prettiest towns in the Pampas District. Step into a world of riding boots and leather chaps at an Estancia, where you will be served a delicious asado Highlight Lunch and a taste of the life of an Argentinian gaucho, or cowboy. (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch with Wine)

Day 6: The Falls of Iguassu.

Fly to Iguassu Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your Local Expert will take you to meet a tribal representative of the indigenous Guarani people. Venture to the Argentinean side of the falls to see the unfathomable Devil's Throat. Your luxurious resort is the only hotel inside the Brazilian Iguassu National Park. Dine on a selection of traditional Brazilian barbecue or international cuisine at your hotel's restaurant. (Continental Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

Day 7: The 'Great Waters' of Iguassu Falls.

Join a Local Expert for a walk on the Brazilian side of the falls, see the panoramic view of San Martin Island and visit incredible Bird Park, which provides shelter for over a thousand birds, butterflies and reptiles from across South America. (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 8: Rio de Janeiro, City of Sea and Samba.

Fly to vibrant Rio de Janeiro and transfer to your hotel on famous Copacabana Beach. The evening is yours to settle into the Rio way of life. This evening, enjoy a Highlight Dinner served at a traditional Brazilian steakhouse, followed by a show at the Ginga Tropical. (Full Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

Day 9: Exploring Rio de Janeiro.

Join a Local Expert on a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. At Confeitaria Colombo, enjoy a Highlight Lunch amid a lavish setting. In the afternoon, visit one of Rio's favelas before a stop at The Maze, an iconic jazz club. (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch with Wine)

Day 10: A Farewell to Rio de Janeiro.

Join your Local Expert on a train ride up Corcovado Hill to Christ the Redeemer, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the evening, toast your journey over a Farewell Celebration Dinner, at the Michelin starred MEE Restaurant. (Buffet Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)

Day 11: Depart Rio de Janeiro.

A private transfer will take you to the Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport, locally known as Galeao International. (Buffet Breakfast)

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All internal ground transport

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Intimate Group - 12 max

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