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Luxury Coach Tour of Classic South America from Santiago to Rio de Janeiro

Explore Santiago, Casablanca Valley, Buenos Aires, Colchagua Valley wine region, Iguassu Falls, and Rio de Janeiro in style. Indulge in wine tasting, scenic walks, and a delectable lunch at an authentic churrascaria. Embark on a cultural journey to discover Argentina's rich ranching heritage in Buenos Aires. Conclude with an exquisite farewell dinner at a top-rated restaurant.

Luxury Coach Tour of Classic South America from Santiago to Rio de Janeiro

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DEPARTURE DATE: November 20, 2024
Countries Visited: Argentina, Brazil, Chile

OVERVIEW

See the sights of Santiago, enjoy wine tasting in Casablanca Valley and get up close with Eva Peron’s famous balcony in Buenos Aires—all on this immersive tour of South America. Step out with a Local Expert in Brazil for a stunning walk past the misty rainbows and thundering gravity of Iguassu Falls—with panoramic views of San Martin Island. In Rio de Janeiro, Enjoy an authentic lunch at a local churrascaria, a traditional Brazilian steakhouse and quintessential Brazilian experience. Across the border in Argentina, Buenos Aires beckons with a once in a lifetime choice to join South America’s Gaucho cowboys for a horseback ride through the rugged wilderness or a guided sojourn around the Estancia, to learn about cattle-raising and life on the ranch.

The Activity Level of this tour is Balanced, meaning there is 1 to 3 miles of walking per day which may include some uneven surfaces such as cobblestones and stairs.

Curated Experiences:

  • Santiago City Tour - Meet a Local Expert for an in-depth city exploration.
  • Wine Tasting at Kingston Family Winery - Visit Kingston Family Winery, a small boutique winery located in Casablanca Valley for an introduction to and tasting of their exquisite wines.
  • Guided Tour of Belle Époque Teatro Colón Theater - Take a tour of this historical and prestigious opera house and explore the Main Hall, Foyer, Bustos Gallery and the Golden Hall.
  • Your choice: Horseback Riding at a Traditional Estancia or Explore a Traditional Estancia
  • Visit Iguassu Falls - Head to the Argentinean side of Iguassu Falls and view the unfathomable Devil's Throat.
  • The Brazilian Side of Iguassu Falls - Join a local expert for a spectacular walk past thundering curtains of water and misty rainbows on the Brazilian side of the falls.
  • Iguassu Falls Bird Park - See several native birds in their natural habitat. One of the largest bird parks in Latin America, the Bird Park is an integrated conservation center for birds of the Atlantic Forest and is home to 120 species of birds.
  • Rio de Janeiro City Tour and Sugarloaf Mountain - Experience sightseeing with a Local Expert and a cable car journey to the lofty heights of Sugarloaf Mountain.
  • Bossa Nova Tour - Meet Local Expert Cecelo, a local guitarist, music aficionado, and studio owner from Ipanema. Join him on a walking tour of Ipanema, the birthplace of Bossa Nova in the 1950s. Enjoy the sounds and sights of the place that inspired this new genre of samba music.

Travel Dates & Pricing

TRAVEL DATEPRICETYPE
November 20, 2024from $13,575 CADPer Person

What's Included

  • 11 night escorted small group luxury coach tour from Santiago Chile to Rio de Janeiro Brazil (18 guests on average )
  • 11 breakfast, 4 lunch, 5 dinner
  • Your Travel Concierge - Enjoy seamless personal assistance throughout your journey.
  • ​Local Expert Guides - In select destinations, our network of Local Expert Guides will illuminate your journey on a deeper level.
  • In-Room Porterage included at all hotels.
  • Curated Experiences
  • Hotel taxes, porterage and tips, as well as tips for included dining experiences, are included.
  • Enjoy breakfast every morning, and an array of incredible dining options throughout your journey, infused with discovery and adventure.
  • Complimentary Room Service - On relaxed start days you can select to indulge in breakfast in bed.
  • Enjoy complimentary hotel WiFi. And, on select coaches, onboard WiFi may also be available.
  • Airport Transfers are included on your journey start and end dates

Itinerary

DAYDATEPLACE
1Wed Nov 20Santiago
2Thu Nov 21Santiago
3Fri Nov 22Valparaiso and Wine Country
4Sat Nov 23Buenos Aires
5Sun Nov 24Buenos Aires
6Mon Nov 25Pampas, Estancias and Gauchos
7Tue Nov 26The Falls of Iguassu
8Wed Nov 27The ‘Great Waters’ of Iguassu Falls
9Thu Nov 28Rio de Janeiro, City of Sea and Samba
10Fri Nov 29Rio de Janeiro
11Sat Nov 30Rio de Janeiro
12Sun Dec 1Rio de Janeiro

Day 1 – Santiago

Welcome to Chile

Your South America luxury tour starts with your private transfer to The Singular Santiago Lastarria Hotel followed by a decadent dinner.

Day 2 – Santiago

The Sights of Santiago

Discover the sites of Santiago from San Francisco Church and the Santa Lucia Hill to the bustling Plaza de Armas, Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral and San Cristóbal Hill to indulge in 360-degree views of the city. Enjoy a local Chilean seafood lunch.

Day 3 – Valparaiso and Wine Country

Savor the best of Chilean wine country at the coastal towns of Viña del Mar, “Garden City,” and UNESCO-listed port of Valparaíso. Relish seaside breezes over lunchand treat your palate to Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc and one of the best-rated Pinot Noirs in Chile paired with a traditional empanadas at Kingston Family Vineyard.

Day 4 – Fly to Buenos Aires

This morning, jet off to glamorous Buenos Aires for your luxurious stay at your hotel in the stylish neighborhood of La Recoleta. Settle into your comfortable surroundings before enjoying mesmerizing music and dance at Rojo Tango.

Day 5 – Beautiful Buenos Aires

Explore Buenos Aires’ neighborhoods and stand beneath the balcony made famous by Eva Peron. Tour the Belle Époque Teatro Colón opera house before heading to Fogon Asado, opening exclusively for Luxury Gold. Indulge at a restaurant that presents a new way of living the traditional Argentine ‘asado.’

Day 6 – Pampas, Estancias and Gauchos

Delve into the world of “gauchos,” South American cowboys, visiting a traditional “estancia” ranch enjoying a guided horseback ride, gaining insight into the traditions or joining a guided tour for a window into life on a working ranch. Conclude the day entertained by a show of horsemanship skills and folk music paired with a succulent asado lunch and traditional mate tea.

Day 7 – The Falls of Iguassu

Experience nature’s grandeur at the Argentinean side of Iguassu Falls with your Local Expert where winding catwalks lure you to the rushing waters of Devil’s Throat’s waterfall. Dinner with wine is served at Ipe Grill within your luxurious resort – the only one inside Brazilian Iguassu National Park.

Day 8 – The ‘Great Waters’ of Iguassu Falls

A Local Expert shows off the Brazilian side of the falls showcasing panoramic views of San Martin Island and rushing waterfalls. Later this afternoon you’ll visit the Bird Park, which provides shelter for over a thousand birds, butterflies and reptiles from across South America on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® experience.

Day 9 – Rio de Janeiro, City of Sea and Samba

Jet off to Rio de Janeiro, the ‘Marvelous city,’ where your ocean view room in one of South America’s most iconic hotels awaits. The golden sands of iconic Ipanema Beach and Copacabana Beach are just steps away.

Day 10 – Exploring Rio de Janeiro

Reach the great heights Sugarloaf Mountain by cable car for unparalleled views of the city’s peaks, bays and beaches. Dine like the locals at a classic Brazilian steakhouse before visiting the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil and Royal Portuguese Cabinet of Reading.

Day 11 – A Farewell to Rio de Janeiro

Take a train up Corcovado Hill to admire the Christ the Redeemer statue. Uncover the inspiration behind bossa nova during an exclusive presentation with Cecelo Frony, a local guitarist, music aficionado and studio owner. Dine at the French-Brazilian L’Etoile Restaurant.

Day 12 – Depart Rio de Janeiro

After one last decadent breakfast of your Lima to Rio de Janeiro luxury tours, your private transfer will take you to the Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport.

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