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Essential South America: Chile, Argentina, & Brazil
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Essential South America: Chile, Argentina, & Brazil

13 days & 12 nights, Private Journey

Santiago, Puerto Varas, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls & Rio De Janeiro

Embark on this spectacular adventure through South America to explore its natural beauty and cosmopolitan cities. See the sights in Santiago, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. Discover the lake districts of Chile and Argentina, the thundering cascades of Iguazu Falls and the sun-kissed beaches and forested mountains of Rio. As you travel through these southern lands, savor acclaimed Chilean wines, learn about the tango, and spend a day as a gaucho in the Argentinean pampas.

  • Day 1
    Arrive Santiago

    Upon arrival in Santiago, you will be welcomed by your Cox & Kings local representative and transferred to your hotel. After some time to freshen up, see the very best of Santiago on an introductory tour of Chile's capital city, including the cathedral, the pre-Columbian museum. Stop by the former home of the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda before enjoying dinner at one of the capital's exclusive restaurants.

    Elite: Grand Hyatt Santiago
    Preferred: Lastarria - 2 Nights
    (D)
  • Day 2
    Maipo Valley

    In the Maipo Valley, visit the acclaimed Santa Rita winery. Take a tour of the facilities, sample some of their renowned wines, enjoy a tasty lunch and stroll through the fascinating museum. Continue to Haras de Pirque winery, situated spectacularly in the foothills of the mighty Andes. Return to Santiago for an evening at leisure.

    Elite: Grand Hyatt Santiago
    Preferred: Lastarria
    (B, L)
  • Day 3
    To Puerto Montt / Puerto Varas

    Fly south to Puerto Montt and transfer to the town of Puerto Varas, which is surrounded by snow-capped volcanoes.

    Enjoy the afternoon at leisure to walk around town and do some exploring at your own pace.

    Elite: Cumbres Patagonicas Hotel
    Preferred: Manquehue Puerto Montt - 1 Night
    (B)
  • Day 4
    To Bariloche

    Travel east along the shores of Lake Llanquihue, savoring the breath-taking views of the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes. Board a catamaran to cross Lake Todos Los Santos. Continue your journey to the heart of the Argentinean Lake District.

    Elite: Llao Llao Hotel and Resort Golf & Spa
    Preferred: Casco Art Hotel - 3 Nights
    (B, L)
  • Day 5
    Bariloche

    Enjoy an easy hike to the summit of Llao Llao Hill for panoramic views of the lake. This evening, dine at a local restaurant.

    Elite: Llao Llao Hotel and Resort Golf & Spa
    Preferred: Casco Art Hotel
    (B, D)
  • Day 6
    Argentinean Lake District

    Venture into the mountains today for an unforgettable adventure. Walk to the cliffs at Brazo Tristeza from where you'll enjoy magnificent panoramic views and a picnic lunch. This afternoon, embark on a kayak for a discovery of lovely Moreno Lake.

    Elite: Llao Llao Hotel and Resort Golf & Spa
    Preferred: Casco Art Hotel
    (B, L)
  • Day 7
    To Buenos Aires

    Fly north to the 'Paris of South America'. This evening, head to the historic neighborhood of San Telmo for a festive dinner and authentic tango show.

    Elite: Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau
    Preferred: Legado Mitico - 3 Nights
    (B, D)
  • Day 8
    Buenos Aires

    Join your private guide to discover the highlights of Buenos Aires, including the Plaza de Mayo's cathedral and the Casa Rosada presidential palace. Continue to San Telmo; La Boca with its multicolor houses; the Barrio Norte neighborhood; and the parks of Palermo.

    Elite: Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau
    Preferred: Legado Mitico
    (B)
  • Day 9
    San Antonio de Areco

    Spend a day in the pampas learning about the lives and traditions of the gauchos. Go behind the scenes at a local silversmith shop. On the grounds of the estancia, savor a classic Argentinean barbeque of fine beef and wines, then relax and enjoy the rural ambience. If you like, take a horseback ride before returning to Buenos Aires for an evening at leisure.

    Elite: Park Hyatt Palacio Duhau
    Preferred: Legado Mitico
    (B, L)
  • Day 10
    To Iguazu Falls

    Fly north to Iguazu. This afternoon, take a guided walk for panoramic views over one of the world's great natural wonders.

    Elite: Sheraton Iguazu Hotel
    Preferred: Loi Suites Iguazu - 1 Night
    (B, L, D)
  • Day 11
    To Rio de Janeiro

    Cross the border to Brazil. Enjoy a short walk along a system of catwalks that gets you up close and personal with the thundering cascades. After lunch, head to the airport for your flight to Rio de Janeiro. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.

    Elite: Copacabana Palace Hotel
    Preferred: Sofitel Rio de Janeiro - 2 Nights
    (B, L)
  • Day 12
    Rio de Janeiro

    Visit Christ the Redeemer statue. After a traditional barbeque lunch, take a cable car up Sugar Loaf Mountain for stunning panoramic views of the city and the bays. Celebrate your journey this evening with a festive dinner and samba show.

    Elite: Copacabana Palace Hotel
    Preferred: Sofitel Rio de Janeiro
    (B, D)
  • Day 13
    Depart Rio de Janeiro

    Enjoy the day at leisure before heading to the airport.

    (B)
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