Arrive - Santiago
Summary of The Day: The first day of your tour is simply an arrival day with no pre-organized activities. In order to allow time to relax and see some of the sights you may wish to add a pre-tour accommodation. On arrival please ask the receptionist for information regarding when the pre-departure meeting will be held.
On your first day you are free to explore Chile's cosmopolitan capital city, Santiago, at your own pace. For the best views of the city, take a funicular railway to the top of San Cristobal where the Statue of the Virgin overlooks the capital and the distant Andes. Here you can taste some of Chile's best wines and find some beautifully situated swimming pools. Santiago is a very clean, modern city with many fountains and parks, and is well-renowned for its markets such as the famous Mercado Central, one of the best seafood markets in the world. At the Plaza Constitucion at the Palacio de la Moneda you can see the changing of the guard on most days.
- Meeting location: Hotel Libertador, Avenida Libertador Bernado O’ Higgins 853, Santiago. Please double-check your voucher for necessary details regarding accommodations of the days following. All hotels provided are of a 3 star standard.
- Hotel Libertador or similar
Summary of The Day: We take a plane across the border into Mendoza, the epicenter of Argentina's wine country.
General Jose de San Martin organized the army with which he liberated Chile and Peru from Spanish rule in Mendoza in 1818. Unfortunately, few historic buildings remain after an earthquake devastated the city in 1861. However, the city was rebuilt on a grid system, resulting in the broad tree-lined streets and beautiful green plazas for which the city is famous. There are great views from the top of Cerro de la Gloria at Parque San Martin, where you can also visit the local zoo. Situated on the foothills of the Andes, the city is a great base for some optional outdoor activities, such as white-water rafting, rappelling, and horseback riding. But no trip to Mendoza would be complete without touring the surrounding vineyards. You can rent bikes and cycle the Ruta de los Vinos (wine route) to visit both ancient cellars and working wineries and taste some of the world's best Malbecs en route.
Summary of The Day: We'll spend another day exploring Mendoza.
Summary of The Day: This is our third and last day in Mendoza.
Summary of The Day: We fly to the beautiful city of Buenos Aires, known as the "Paris of South America" due to its lovely green parks, plazas, and wide boulevards. You will have three days to explore the quirky neighborhoods and artistic markets of the city, where European and Latin American influences have mixed together to create a city like no other. Stroll down Avenida 9 de Julio, the widest avenue in the world. See the Obelisk of Buenos Aires, which was built to commemorate the fourth centenary of the city, and the impressive Teatro Colon, one of the world's best opera houses. You can also visit the famous Casa Rosada, Argentina’s presidential palace, from where Juan and Eva Peron famously addressed the crowds gathered at Plaza de Mayo in 1945.
Argentina’s capital city is a great destination for culture lovers, with the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes boasting an impressive collection including original works by Monet, Renoir and Cezanne. You can also learn about the national heroine, Evita, at the Museo Eva Perón.
Buenos Aires has a variety of craft markets; if you stroll through them during the weekend you may come across live bands, barbecues, make-shift bars, and tango dancers for a truly Latin-American experience. San Telmo is the best market for antiques, while the market at Recoleta has great hand-made craft items. The nearby Recoleta Cemetery is also worth a visit; it has beautiful marble tombs and houses Eva Peron’s family tomb. No visit to Buenos Aires would be complete without a stroll around the upmarket boutiques and cafes of the Palermo district, and a walk through the contrasting bohemian barrio of La Boca, where poor inhabitants of the area used left-over paint from the nearby shipyards to paint their humble houses in bright colors.
The city is also world-renowned for its incredible nightlife, with many nightclubs, bars, restaurants and cinemas that are open all night. For a great evening, you can watch an authentic tango show in the city where the dance originated and trying some of the best steaks in the world!
Summary of The Day: We will spend another day exploring Buenos Aires.
Summary of The Day: This is our third and last day in Buenos Aires
Foz do Iguacu
Summary of The Day: We fly over fertile farmlands to the Brazilian town of Foz do Iguaçu, our base for visiting the famous Iguazu Falls, the most magnificent waterfalls in the world. Unlike most waterfalls, which have just one or two cataracts, Iguazu Falls has 275 cataracts in a magnificent 3 kilometer long U shape. We will visit the falls from both the Brazil and Argentinean sides.
Optional activities include a speedboat that will take you directly under the falls, soaking you from head to toe - an adventure you'll never forget! On the Argentine side you'll also find the famous Devil's Throat, where fourteen falls drop with such force that there is always a massive cloud of spray overhead.
On the other side, in Brazil, we'll see the falls by walking through the rainforest along boardwalks above and below the rushing water. An aerial view from helicopter is also available (own expense). Other optional excursions include a visit to the world's largest hydroelectric dam at Itaipu. There is also a very interesting bird park nearby - perfect for that must-have photo with a toucan!
Foz do Iguacu
Summary of The Day: We'll spend another day exploring the falls.
Rio de Janeiro
Summary of The Day: Rio de Janeiro has many things to see and do. A highlight for many is experiencing the majestic gaze of Christ the Redeemer at the top of Corcovado. You can also enjoy the panoramic views from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain and the vibrant colored tiles of the Selaron staircase. You can walk from the top of the staircase up to the quiet hill-top neighborhood of Santa Teresa, with many quaint cafes and shops lining the cobblestone streets. In the city center, you can stroll around Rio's old colonial buildings and wander through the skyscrapers of the financial district. Alternatively, you may like to visit the Botanical Gardens, a world-famous beach, or the beautiful Rodrigues de Freitas Lagoon. If you are in Rio de Janeiro around February or March, get ready for the world's biggest party, the Rio Carnival.
Depart Rio de Janeiro
Summary of The Day: Your adventure of a lifetime comes to an end today. If you have a late flight or have lengthened your stay by adding post-tour accommodation you will have more time to explore the sights.
Standard Price/Person By Occupancy
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Holiday Price/Person By Occupancy
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* You must be at least 18 years old to join the tour.|
* Single Occupancy price applies when one people stays in one standard hotel room.
* Double Occupancy price applies when two people stay in one standard hotel room.
- Argentinian Winery
- Entry to Iguazu Falls in Brazil
- Entry to Iguazu Falls in Argentina
- 10 nights accommodations in hotels
- 6 breakfasts
- Travel by taxi, on foot, 4 flights
- English-speaking local guide(s) on included excursions
- International flights and departure taxes
- Airport transfers and pre and post tour accommodation
- Spending money - budget for meals, snacks, drinks, limited souvenirs, laundry, tips and any extras
- Optional excursions (prices and availability subject to change): - Museo Historico Nacional: USD 1.00/person
- Teatro Municipal, with daily shows ranging from opera, ballet, orchestras and concerts: from USD 3.00-12.00/person
- Maipo region winery tours: USD 18.00-50.00/person
- White water rafting: from USD 40.00/person
- Wine & bike tour: USD 70.00/person
- Paragliding: USD 90.00/person
- Tango show & dinner: USD 90.00/person
- Hop on/hop off bus: USD 20.00/person
- Helicopter ride over the Falls: USD 120.00/person
- Bird Park: USD 14.00/person
- Rafain dinner and dance show: USD 50.00/person
- Itaipu Dam, including transport, presentation film: USD 25.00/person
- Jungle 4WD and boat trips: USD 12.00-60.00/person
- Full day Rio de Janeiro city tour: USD 75.00/person
- Pao de Acucar (Sugar Loaf) cable car: USD 30.00/person
- Maracana Stadium tour: USD 7.00-35.00/person
- Favela half day tour: USD 35.00/person
- Hang-gliding: USD 240.00/person
- Cancellation Policy:
- 27 Days Prior to Departure Date - 100% of Reservation Cost
- 28-59 Days Prior to Departure Date - 50% of Reservation Cost
- 60 or More Days Prior to Departure Date - 10% of Reservation Cost
- This is an adventure tour. We see a destination from the locals' perspective using a variety of transport, staying in small, locally-owned guesthouses and campsites along the Inca Trail.
- Maximum group size is 16 people.
- Detailed itineraries are provided in good faith and it is our intention to adhere to the published route. Changes may be made before or during your tour for operational or safety reasons. Impromptu changes may also occur whilst you are travelling as a result of one-off circumstances such as an excursion being closed on a particular day, weather conditions or transport. Delays are rare but occur occasionally and for this reason and the reasons above this itinerary should be considered as a guide only. Published transport times are approximate and may vary depending on local conditions.
- On arrival in Santiago, we recommend you change enough money into the local currency (the Chilean peso) for the first four or five days of your trip. This is especially important if you are arriving on a Saturday night. As you come out of immigration you will find the bank right in front of you before you turn left into the baggage claim area. You may also use one of the ATM's outside the terminal.
- If you have booked an airport arrival transfer, please look out for someone with a sign which has your name, local operator name, or both after exiting the customs hall. If you are likely to be delayed by more than two hours, please contact the emergency number at least six hours before arrival. If we are advised in time, we will make every effort to reschedule your transfer and your driver will be asked to wait for two hours after your new expected arrival time. However, if we are not made aware of any change, the driver will only wait for two hours after the original scheduled arrival time and after this point it will be up to you to arrange transport to your hotel at your own expense.
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