Best of South America Summer 2018

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Surrender to Latin America's lust for life, behind vibrant street murals, the beat of the marimba and in the shadow of the Andes-an At Leisure spree from the home of the cariocas and porteños to slim Chile, culminating at the edge of thundering Iguassu and the rainforest of Rio.

Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • City tour in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Santiago
    • See the Church of San Francisco, Copacabana Beach
    • View Devil's Throat Falls
    • Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue, Sugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado, Recoleta Cemetery, Iguassu Falls, Valparaiso

What's this trip about?

    Surrender to Latin America's lust for life, behind vibrant street murals, the beat of the marimba and in the shadow of the Andes-an At Leisure spree from the home of the cariocas and porteños to slim Chile, culminating at the edge of thundering Iguassu and the rainforest of Rio.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityRio De Janeiro
End CitySantiago (Chile)

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Education / Learning

Destinations

  • South America
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Chile

Attractions

  • Buenos Aires
  • Copacabana
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Santiago

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Rio de Janeiro (4 Nights)

Bemvindo ao Rio de Janeiro. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by a local host and taken to your lovely oceanfront hotel. Relax, get settled and enjoy your hotel's superb location overlooking Copacabana Beach.

Day 2: Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and At Leisure

Enjoy a leisurely morning before joining your Travel Director for an exploration of the cidade maravilhosa (marvellous city) and its many contrasts, from the 18th century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church, Sambodromo, and city cathedral. Ascend Sugarloaf Mountai...

Day 3: Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and At Leisure

Journey by cogwheel train to the summit of majestic Corcovado, site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Back down the mountain, see the song-inspiring Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. The rest of the day is at leisure. This ...

Day 4: Rio de Janeiro At Leisure

Enjoy a full day to explore the wonders of Rio on your own. Optional activities include a tour into the nearby favelas, a sailboat cruise and a helicopter flight over Copacabana Beach. Full Breakfast

Day 5: Rio de Janeiro – Iguassu Falls (2 Nights)

Relax and enjoy a free morning for independent activities. This afternoon, visit a Samba school, a Cultural Insight, to see how the school operates and prepares for Carnival week. See Carnival props and should you desire, join a Samba dance lesson. Afterward, head to ...

Day 6: Iguassu Falls Sightseeing and At Leisure

Enter Iguassu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and meet your Local Specialist to explore the Brazilian side of Iguassu, including a scenic walk through the rainforest to the base of the falls. After lunch at a restaurant overlooking the falls, return to yo...

Day 7: Iguassu Falls – Buenos Aires (3 Nights)

Cross the border into Argentina and board the open air ecological jungle train for a different perspective of the cascades. Walk along a scenic catwalk, with a Local Specialist, to see the thunderous Devil's Throat Falls. Then fly to Buenos Aires, a city renowned for its boutiques, fine dining and museums. Full Breakfast

Day 8: Buenos Aires Sightseeing and At Leisure

Embark on an in-depth tour with a Local Specialist to see the Casa Rosada, Metropolitan Cathedral and other government buildings and see the colourful neighbourhood of La Boca. Stare in awe at the famous Teatro Colon, a landmark in Buenos Aires. Lastly, visit the Reco...

Day 9: Buenos Aires At Leisure

Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore on your own. This evening, enjoy an exclusive Be My Guest experience in Palermo Soho. You will be welcomed by a local family and long-time residents of this trendy neighbourhood. Be delighted, as they wine and dine you with homem...

Day 10: Buenos Aires – Santiago (2 Nights)

Fly west across the Andes to the Chilean capital. Meet your Local Specialist for a tour of this vibrant city, travelling by Club Hipico-the regal racetrack-and sprawling Parque O'Higgins. Drive along Alameda Avenue past the University of Chile on your way to the dynam...

Day 11: Valparaiso and Winery Excursion

Today, set out on a tour of Valparaiso city, formerly a major stopover for ships travelling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. This afternoon, visit a Chilean winery and sample a variety of wines from this now famous region before returning to Santiago. This evening, gather with your travel companions for a festive Farewell Dinner. Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner

Day 12: Depart Santiago

Say hasta luego to Chile and transfer to the airport for your onward travel arrangements. Choose to extend your stay at the InterContinental Santiago or add an exciting optional extension. Full Breakfast

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Price per day$365
Last Updated: 10/9/2018

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Accommodation

InterContinental Santiago,
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Meals Included
  • 11 full breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 5 dinners
Age Requirements
No age restrictions
Additional Information
Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys) A Trafalgar bonus - all Intra-Air Flights: Rio de Janeiro to Iguassu, Iguassu to Buenos Aires and Buenos Aires to Santiago, including porter service at all airports Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted Hand-picked Insider Experiences Optional Experiences and free time All porterage and local charges included Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras An expert Travel Director and separate Driver All hotel tips, charges and local taxes Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday VIP entry to many sights
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