South America Landscapes with Brazilian Amazon

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You’ll discover why so many fall in love with this South America tour as you journey from snow-capped volcanoes and chardonnay vineyards to buzzing Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. Feel like a true explorer as you keep your eyes peeled in the Amazon jungle and marvel at the majestic Amazon River.

Overview

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

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
    • Connect with Locals
    • Connect with Locals
    • Dive into Culture
    • Dive into Culture

What's this trip about?

    You’ll discover why so many fall in love with this South America tour as you journey from snow-capped volcanoes and chardonnay vineyards to buzzing Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. Feel like a true explorer as you keep your eyes peeled in the Amazon jungle and marvel at the majestic Amazon River.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - 12 max
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportRound trip airfare and all internal transport included
Start CitySantiago (Chile)
End CityManaus

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Education / Learning

Destinations

  • South America
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Chile

Attractions

  • Buenos Aires
  • Manaus
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Santiago

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome 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 e...

Day 2: Journey 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 Cas...

Day 3: Onwards 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.

Day 4: Cross 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 con...

Day 5: Admire 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 ...

Day 6: Venture 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 Palerm...

Day 7: Explore 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 ...

Day 8: Buenos 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 ...

Day 9: Discover 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 dow...

Day 10: Soak 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.

Day 11: Off 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.

Day 12: Enjoy 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.

Day 13: Uncover 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...

Day 14: The Glamour of Manaus

Fit in some last-minute exploring and souvenir shopping until your transfer to the airport for your flight to Manaus, the Brazilian gateway of the Amazon. You’ll be transferred to your hotel before embarking on a city tour that will reveal the wealth of the city’s for...

Day 15: The River of Manaus

We journey upstream today to see first-hand the tremendous 'Meeting of the Waters'. Watch how the dark waters of the Rio Negro merge with the sandy brown water of the Solimões and then flows eastward to the Atlantic. After lunch, consider joining an optional canoe tri...

Day 16: The Diverse Fauna of the Amazon

Walk beneath the towering canopy of the world’s largest rainforest – the life-source of Planet Earth and an area of exceptional biodiversity. We’ll embark on a guided walk this morning with our Local Specialist, keeping a keen eye out for shy capybara or the giant coi...

Day 17: Depart Manaus

Visit Monkey Forest, a rehabilitation centre and wildlife refuge, where we’ll see rescued monkeys interact with each other, for your MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Then return to Manaus Airport as your Amazon experience comes to an end. Guests joining from Icons of S...

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Price From $6,000
Price per day$353
Last Updated: 7/19/2023

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The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

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Trafalgar Reviews & Ratings

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Manuel

Aug 2017

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Best of South America

GREAT CHOICE OF SITES TO VISIT AND MANY BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES.

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Evguenia

Jun 2017

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Best of South America

The trip was literally memorable. Before the trip I doubted that for 3 days it would be possible to get impressions of the country. Trafalgar made it possible. I ha...

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Jose

May 2017

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Best of South America

HOTELS EXCELLENT LOCATIONS, CLEAN AND TIDY AT ALL TIMES.

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Bryce

Apr 2017

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Best of South America

We each spent weveral thousand. Items we packed in our sutcases came through but we each had a shipment lf amythesyst and stone carved birds from Brazil which had m...

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Kieran

Mar 2017

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Best of South America

In particular, the falls were spectacular. A wonderfu...

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Accommodation

Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge,
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Meals Included
  • 1 Be My Guest
  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • 1 Regional Dinner
  • 16 Breakfasts
  • 4 Dinners
  • 4 Lunches
Age Requirements
No age restrictions
Additional Information
A Trafalgar bonus all Intra-Air Flights: Santiago to Puerto Montt, Bariloche to Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires to Iguassu Falls and Iguassu Falls to Rio de Janeiro, including porter service at all airports All hotel tips, charges and local taxes All porterage and restaurant gratuities An expert Travel Director and professional Driver Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys) Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras Optional Experiences and free time
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