Classic South America (Small Groups)

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See the sights of Santiago, enjoy wine tasting in Casablanca Valley and get up close with Eva Peron’s famous balcony in Buenos Aires—all on this immersive tour of South America. Step out with a Local Expert in Brazil for a stunning walk past the misty rainbows and thundering gravity of Iguassu Falls—with panoramic views of San Martin Island. In Rio de Janeiro...
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Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Luxury - 5 star
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

What's this trip about?

    See the sights of Santiago, enjoy wine tasting in Casablanca Valley and get up close with Eva Peron’s famous balcony in Buenos Aires—all on this immersive tour of South America. Step out with a Local Expert in Brazil for a stunning walk past the misty rainbows and thundering gravity of Iguassu Falls—with panoramic views of San Martin Island. In Rio de Janeiro, Enjoy an authentic lunch at a local churrascaria, a traditional Brazilian steakhouse and quintessential Brazilian experience. Across the border in Argentina, Buenos Aires beckons with a once in a lifetime choice to join South America’s Gaucho cowboys for a horseback ride through the rugged wilderness or a guided sojourn around the Estancia, to learn about cattle-raising and life on the ranch.


Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - max of 24 people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CitySantiago (Chile)
End CityRio De Janeiro

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural


  • South America
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Chile


  • Culture
  • Luxury Travel


Travel Map

Day 1: Welcome to Chile Arrival Flight

Your South America luxury tour starts with your private transfer to The Singular Santiago Lastarria Hotel followed by a decadent dinner.

The Singular Santiago Lastarria Hotel.


Day 2: The Sights of Santiago

Discover the sites of Santiago from San Francisco Church and the Santa Lucia Hill to the bustling Plaza de Armas, Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral and San Cristóbal Hill to indulge in 360-degree views of the city. Enjoy a local Chilean seafood lunch

The Singular Santiago Lastarria Hotel.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Valparaiso and Wine Country

Savor the best of Chilean wine country at the coastal towns of Viña del Mar, “Garden City,” and UNESCO-listed port of Valparaíso. Relish seaside breezes over lunchand treat your palate to Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc and one of the best-rated Pinot Noirs in Chile paired wit...

Day 4: Fly to Buenos Aires

After your morning flight to Buenos Aires an six-course dining experience at El Fogon Asado awaits before a luxurious stay at Alvear Palace Hotel in the stylish neighborhood of La Recoleta.

Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires (Palace Premier Room).

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5: Beautiful Buenos Aires

Your Local Expert guides you through Buenos Aires’ Palermo, San Telmo and Recoleta neighborhoods and shows off the iconic balcony made famous by Eva Peron. Take in the grand architecture of the Belle Époque Teatro Colón opera house before an evening of captivating music and dance at Rojo Tango.

Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires (Palace Premier Room).

Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6: Pampas, Estancias and Gauchos

Delve into the world of “gauchos,” South American cowboys, visiting a traditional “estancia” ranch enjoying a guided horseback ride, gaining insight into the traditions or joining a guided tour for a window into life on a working ranch. Conclude the day entertained by...

Day 7: The Falls of Iguassu

Fly to Iguassu Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Venture to the Argentinean side of the falls to see the unfathomable Devil's Throat with your Local Expert. Dinner with wine is served at the Ipe Grill within your luxurious resort, the only hotel inside the Brazilia...

Day 8: The 'Great Waters' of Iguassu Falls

Wake up inside the park and beat the crowds. Meet a Local Expert for a walk on the Brazilian side of the falls, where you'll witness incredible panoramic views of San Martin Island.  Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience and visit the incredible Bird Park, which provi...

Day 9: Rio de Janeiro, City of Sea and Samba

Jet off to Rio de Janeiro, the 'Marvelous city,' where your ocean view room in one of South America’s most iconic hotels awaits. The golden sands of iconic Ipanema Beach and Copacabana Beach are just steps away.

Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro (Deluxe Ocean View Room).


Day 10: Exploring Rio de Janeiro

Reach the great heights Sugarloaf Mountain by cable car for unparalleled views of the city’s peaks, bays and beaches. Dine like the locals at a classic Brazilian steakhouse before visiting the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil and Royal Portuguese Cabinet of Reading.

Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro (Deluxe Ocean View Room).

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11: A Farewell to Rio de Janeiro

Join your Local Expert on a train ride up Corcovado Hill to Christ the Redeemer, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and modern wonder of the world. Meet Cecelo and join him on a walking tour of Ipanema, where Bossa Nova originated. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the place t...

Day 12: Depart Rio de Janeiro Departure Flight

After one last decadent breakfast of your Lima to Rio de Janeiro luxury tours, your private transfer will take you to the Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport.


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The Singular Santiago Lastarria Hotel. Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires (Palace Premier Room). Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, Iguassu (Superior Room). Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro (Deluxe Ocean View Room).,
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Meals Included
  • 5 Dinner (D)
  • 11 Breakfast (B)
  • 3 Lunch (L)
  • 1 Lunch with Wine (L)
  • Santiago: At 18:00, join your Travel Concierge and fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner.
  • Santiago: Enjoy a Chilean seafood lunch with Wine. Mestizo Restaurante has incorporated aspects of international gastronomy to Chilean cuisine to create delicious ceviches, main dishes and desserts.
  • Head to Fogón Asado, opening exclusively for Luxury Gold this evening. Indulge at a restaurant that presents a new way of living the traditional Argentine 'asado'. During this experience, see, feel and taste the unique grilling techniques. Sip on a welcome cocktail and meet the chef. Start an exquisite 6-course tasting menu that includes the best cuts of meat, fire-roasted seasonal vegetables, traditional recipes, and much more that brings 'asado' to new heights.
  • Buenos Aires: Savor a delicious meal, and enjoy fabulous live music, solo singers and a breathtaking display of authentic tango at Rojo Tango.
  • Get a taste of gaucho life with a delicious asado Highlight Lunch.
  • Iguassu Falls: Enjoy dinner with wine surrounded by a subtropical forest at Ipe Grill where you'll choose from a selection of traditional Brazilian barbecue or international cuisine.
  • Rio de Janeiro: Enjoy an authentic lunch at a local churrascaria, a traditional Brazilian steakhouse. Here, servers come to your table with knives and skewers of delectable cuts of meat. A quintessential Brazilian experience.
  • Rio de Janeiro: Your Farewell Celebration Dinner is served at the French-Brazilian E'toile Restaurant. Enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean from the 26th floor as you toast to your journey.
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