Kaleidoscope of South America Tour

ENDS 20 FEB.
Price
$4999 per person
Duration
14 days
Destination
More than 1

AMAZING HIGHLIGHTS Chile, Argentina & Brazil Escorted Tour

In two weeks you’ll see, do and experience more than you ever imagined. Travel to Santiago, Puerto Varas, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, spectacular Iguazu Falls and vibrant Rio de Janeiro on this premium escorted tour.
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Scenic cities, spellbinding natural wonders and more - this tour brings South America to life with an extraordinary journey from Santiago, Chile, through Argentina to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Enjoy the luxury of 4 and 5-star hotels, amazing sightseeing, walking tours of fascinating cities and the extraordinary Iguassu Falls from both sides on this escorted tour!

What's included

Destination
Argentina , Brazil , Chile Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Santiago, Chile
Return Location
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tour Start Date & Time
April 11, 2023 3:00 pm View other Times
Additional Information
Departs in 2023: Departures on select Tuesdays, prices vary. Booking Code: SAMKG14M
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • Daily breakfast
  • Entrance tickets to sites on tour
  • Escorted tour
  • Expert local guides
  • First class hotels
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Porterage (up to two bags per person)
  • Transport in air conditioned vehicles
Price does not include
  • Airport transfers
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • International flights from Australia
  • Medical and emergency insurance
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Personal expenses
Additional Prices
Single Supplement: Please contact us for solo traveller rates. Pre & Post Tour Accommodation: Ask us about extending your stay in South America. Optional Tours: These can be pre-booked to save you money. Travel Insurance: Insurance is essential for this tour - please ask for a quote.

Tour overview

Explore the famous highlights of Chile, Argentina and Brazil on this worry-free tour of South America!

In two weeks you’ll travel to Santiago, Puerto Varas, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, spectacular Iguazu Falls and vibrant Rio de Janeiro.

Kick of the adventure in the Santiago, the energetic capital of Chile. Drive through the scenic countryside of Patagonia to Puerto Varas and cross by boat into Argentina. Discover the alpine wonders of Bariloche and explore cosmopolitan Buenos Aires. Stand in awe at majestic Iguassu Falls and finish on a high in Rio de Janeiro, where you’ll ascend the peak of iconic Sugarloaf Mountain and discover the beating heart of Brazil.

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Inclusions at a glance

  • All intra-flights: Santiago-Puerto Montt, Bariloche-Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires-Iguazu, Iguassu-Rio de Janeiro
  • 13 nights First Class accommodation
    • 2 nights Santiago
    • 1 night Puerto Varas
    • 2 nights Bariloche
    • 3 nights Buenos Aires
    • 2 nights Iguazu, Argentina
    • 3 nights Rio de Janeiro
  • 19 meals: 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of English-speaking local guides
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special features

  • Take a city tour of Santiago, the energetic capital of Chile
  • Drive through the rolling countryside of scenic Patagonia to Puerto Varas, the “city of roses”
  • Lake crossing by boat from Chile to Argentina through the spectacular Andes
  • Discover Bariloche an alpine treasure with its stunning lakes and soaring snow-capped mountains
  • Explore cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, the “Paris of South America” with its elegant architecture
  • At Recoleta Cemetery, view the legendary tomb of Eva “Evita” Peron
  • Learn to Tango in Buenos Aires with professional Argentine dancers
  • Stand in awe at majestic Iguassu Falls one of nature’s most impressive achievements
  • At the summit of Rio’s Corcovado Mountain stand before the statue of Christ the Redeemer
  • Ascend to the peak of iconic Sugarloaf Mountain, with its wondrous panoramic views

 

Iguazu Falls
Does it get any more breathtaking than beautiful Iguazu Falls?
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DAY 1

Arrive in Santiago

Welcome to Chile! Morning arrival in the energetic capital city of Santiago; transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately at 7 PM, followed by a light dinner. We recommend that you select flights which arrive no later than 3:30 PM
Overnight: Santiago
Meals: Dinner

DAY 2

Santiago City Tour

This morning's city tour takes you through the colonial neighbourhoods of the city that contrast with the modern financial centre, known as Sanhattan. Pass by beautiful residences that are part of the Barrio Universitario (University Area). In the historical centre visit the lively Plaza de Armas, with its fountains, sculpture and intriguing people-watching opportunities. The tour continues with a drive along the green Parque Forestal with its stunning Fine Arts museum. Continue crossing the bohemian neighbourhood of Bellavista. This afternoon, join the optional excursion to the Undurraga Winery in the Maipo Valley, one of Chile's most important wine producing areas. Taste some of Chile's world-famous wines during the tour before returning to Santiago
Optional: Half Day Undurraga Winery Tour & Tasting (PM)
Overnight: Santiago. Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3

Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas and the Lake District

Today, a short flight to the southern port city of Puerto Montt, gateway to the Lake District, a region of beautiful crystal-clear emerald lakes. Continue through the rolling countryside to the charming village of Puerto Varas, on the shore of Lago Llanquihue, known as the "city of roses." On a clear day, you can see views of the imposing snow-capped Osorno and Calbuco Volcanoes. Dinner together tonight. After, perhaps a walk through town with its wood shingled homes and a rose-encircled plaza
Overnight: Puerto Varas. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4

Lake Crossing to Bariloche with Petrohue

A day filled with adventure and magnificent scenery! Your journey through the Andes takes you to Petrohue where you board a catamaran to Peulla, a nature lover's paradise. After clearing customs at Peulla, time for a lovely lunch. Then, crossing the border into Argentina continue by ship to Puerto Blest and to Puerto Pañuelo where you disembark and drive to Bariloche with its astonishing scenery. Nestled in the foothills of the Andes in Lake Nahuel Huapi National Park, the city is reminiscent of a Swiss alpine village. Circled by forests, stunning lakes, and soaring snow-capped mountains, Bariloche is a year-round resort. The rest of the day is at leisure in this stunning setting with picture postcard views in every direction
Overnight: Bariloche. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5

Bariloche Small Circuit Tour

In Bariloche, travel along the shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake to several vista points, showing the many natural highlights of this breathtaking region, including Huemul Island. At Cerro Campanario (Belfry Hill) ascend by chair lift to the peak - you'll be astonished by the amazing views from the lookout point of the surrounding lakes, mountains and the Llao Llao Peninsula. Leisure time to indulge in town, known as the chocolate capital of Argentina.
Overnight: Bariloche. Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6

Fly to Buenos Aires

Travel today on a flight to the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires. Its beauty is apparent as you arrive in this 19th century "Paris of South America" with its elegant architecture, wide tree-shaded boulevards, striking monuments and sprawling parks. The rest of the day is yours to get acquainted with this city that has a very distinct European flavour. Tonight, be sure to treat yourself to a fabulous Argentine beef dinner at one of the city's many superb steak restaurants
Overnight: Buenos Aires. Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7

Buenos Aires City Tour

Discover the city's highlights this morning on a tour that includes the Plaza de Mayo, Metropolitan Cathedral and Casa Rosada (government palace); see the balcony where Eva and Juan Peron made their speeches.

Then, to the colourful La Boca neighbourhood, a working class barrio, and the old quarters of San Telmo and Caminito, a mix of colonial style homes, narrow lanes, artists' lofts and very trendy cafes. Drive to the Recoleta Cemetery, final resting place of many of the wealthiest and most important Argentine historical figures. The grounds here cover more than four city blocks, filled with tombs adorned by works of local and international sculptors, and more than 6,400 mausoleums including the tomb of Eva "Evita" Peron, always heaped with flowers and letters from adoring fans. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring some of Buenos Aires neighbourhoods and fabulous collection of shops before this evening's tango lesson with professional Argentine Tango dancers. Tonight is at leisure, or, participate in the optional Argentine Dinner and Tango Show
Optional: Buenos Aires Dinner & Tango Show (PM)
Overnight: Buenos Aires. Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8

Full Day in Buenos Aires

Revisit some of your favourite places in the city today, or shop to your heart's content for custom leatherwear and designer clothes on famous Florida Street. Don't miss the optional Gaucho Party at the Santa Susana Ranch. Get ready for a rustic experience at this traditional Argentine ranch (estancia), dedicated primarily to agriculture and the breeding of cattle and horses. After an interesting tour of the ranch, enjoy a typical Argentine barbecue lunch together, followed by a folklore show with lively music and dancing and ring races where gauchos show their skills as riders. This evening, dinner is at a local restaurant
Optional: Full Day Gaucho Party
Overnight: Buenos Aires. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 9

Fly to Iguazu Falls

Depart Buenos Aires by flight to Iguazu on the Argentine side of the Falls. Time to settle in at the hotel before tonight's dinner
Overnight: Iguazu. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10

The Argentinian Falls, Upper and Lower Circuit, Devil's Throat

A railway car transports you to the Upper Circuit of the Falls.* As you walk to the Lower Circuit, the enormous power of nature surrounds you. Continue along the catwalks to Devil's Gorge - stand in awe as you gaze at spectacular "Devil's Throat" the most magnificent of all of the cataracts. View, photograph and feel the spray of the thundering waters, one of nature's most impressive achievements. The rest of the day is devoted to exploring the treasures of Iguazu National Park, designated a World Heritage Site for its rare and endangered flora and fauna
*Please be advised that in order to access the falls, you are required to walk over uneven surfaces, followed by a series of narrow boardwalk paths. The paths feature many sets of stairs and can be slippery due to the mist
Overnight: Iguazu. Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11

Iguassu, The Brazilian Falls, Rio de Janeiro

This morning cross the border to visit the Brazilian side of the majestic Falls, walking along the winding pathways of one of the world's greatest natural wonders. Iguassu consists of over 275 separate cataracts across a span of two and one-half miles, wider than Victoria Falls and higher than Niagara Falls and more dramatic than both. The unforgettable panoramic views will be a memory that lasts forever. Later, depart Iguassu on a flight to Rio, the vivacious "sun and fun" capital of South America. Go "out on the town" tonight and discover the beat of the Samba or the Bossa Nova at one of the local clubs as you sip a Caipirinha, the popular Brazilian cocktail
*In order to access the falls, you are required to walk over uneven surfaces, narrow boardwalk, and paths that feature many sets of stairs that may be slippery due to the mist
Overnight: Rio de Janeiro. Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12

Rio de Janeiro and Tour of Corcovado Mountain

Awake this morning in remarkable Rio de Janeiro. Start the day with an ascent by a cog railway to the summit of Corcovado Hill. Here, at 2,400 feet above the city stands the astonishing 125-foot statue of Christ the Redeemer. This statue that embraces the entire city, is designated as one of the seven "New Wonders of the World". At the peak, see wondrous sweeping views of the city and beaches; you'll understand why Rio is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. In the afternoon participate in the optional Carnival and Samba Experience. Visit one of the top Samba schools in the city and learn what made the Samba & Carnival icons of Brazilian national identity. In the evening, be sure to sample the cuisine at some of the fabulous restaurants and cafes ringing the beachfront
Optional: Half Day Carnival and Samba Experience (PM)
Overnight: Rio de Janeiro. Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13

Rio de Janeiro and Sugar Loaf Mountain

This morning, pass some of the city's landmarks before ascending in a glass cable car to the peak of iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain, symbol of the city. A superb panorama unfolds right before your eyes including the bridge, the bay and the majestic mountains. Afternoon is at leisure to explore this remarkable city on your own. Bid a fond farewell to South America at tonight's festive dinner with your newfound friends at a typical Brazilian Churrascaria
Overnight: Rio de Janeiro. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 14

Depart Brazil

After breakfast at the hotel, check out and make your owan to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Scenic cities, spellbinding natural wonders and more - this tour brings South America to life with an extraordinary journey from Santiago, Chile, through Argentina to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Enjoy the luxury of 4 and 5-star hotels, amazing sightseeing, walking tours of fascinating cities and the extraordinary Iguassu Falls from both sides on this escorted tour!

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Tour departures

The tour departs on select dates:

2023 – Tuesdays, from April to November

Price will vary depending on your travel date. Please ask us for your preferred departure date and we will advise availability and current cost.
Please contact us for travel options at other times of the year.

Tour start time

The start time listed for this tour is 3:00pm but this is just a guide and details will be confirmed upon confirmation.

If you book international flights, you will be advised of the flight details and check-in times when your reservation is confirmed.

Is this tour right for you?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps, significant slopes, along with narrow and possibly slippery paths at the falls.

Important to remember...

The day-by-day tour descriptions are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, river conditions, road accessibility, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.

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Kaleidoscope of South America Tour

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$4999 per person
Duration
14 days
Destination
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