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South America Landscapes

Operated by: Trafalgar

14 Days from $5,150 per person
SEP - DEC 2021
Bariloche Lake District, Argentina

Countries Visited

Chile, Argentina, Brazil ...more Chile, Argentina, Brazil

Locations Visited

Santiago (Chile), Puerto Varas, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Iguassu Falls (Argentina), Rio de Janeiro ...more Santiago (Chile), Puerto Varas, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Iguassu Falls (Argentina), Rio de Janeiro
  1. Day 1 Arrive Santiago

    Get acquainted with Santiago today on your own before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travel companions for a Welcome Reception this evening.

    meals Welcome Reception
    hotel InterContinental Santiago
  2. Day 2 Santiago Sightseeing

    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 Casablanca Valley for a gourmet lunch served alfresco in exquisite surrounds. 'Dive into Culture' and meet the winemakers for a personalised winery experience, followed by an opportunity to taste the fruit of his labours. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
  3. Day 3 Santiago – Puerto Montt – 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" 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.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Cabanas del Lago
  4. Day 4 Puerto Varas – Lake Crossing – Bariloche (2 Nights)

    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 condors as the mighty Osorno Volcano with its white cap looms in the background. Admire the soul-stirring landscapes en route to Peulla where we'll enjoy lunch. Then, cross the border into Argentina and cruise the glacial waters of Lake Nahuel Huapi. We'll arrive in Bariloche this evening.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel NH Edelweiss Bariloche
  5. Day 5 Bariloche Sightseeing

    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 National Park. Visit the beach playground of Playa Bonita, soak up the scenery from the hilltop of St. Edward's Chapel on the Llao Llao Peninsula, and ride a chairlift to the top of Cerro Campanario for sweeping views of the high peaks of Catedral and Tronador. 'Dive into Culture' and indulge in the rich flavours of chocolate during a visit to La Chocolaterie Van Wynsberghe, then spend the rest of the day at leisure.

    meals Breakfast
  6. Day 6 Bariloche – Buenos Aires (3 Nights)

    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 dinner with a local family in Palermo Soho. Savour traditional flavours and homemade family dishes, then discover the secrets of kneading country bread. Our unforgettable local encounter continues as we watch family members engage in an elegant Tango performance.

    meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
    hotel Alvear Art
  7. Day 7 Buenos Aires Sightseeing

    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 the opulent façade of Teatro Colon and drive along the stately Avenida 9 de Julio to the elegant Recoleta cemetery, where Argentina's most famous sons and daughters have been laid to rest. We pay homage to the beloved former first lady of Argentina, Eva Peron, before enjoying an afternoon at leisure. This evening, we indulge in the delicious flavours of Argentine beef, the authentic tastes of world-renowned Argentinian beef. 'Dive into Culture' later, watching the sensual, stirring moves of a traditional Tango performance.

    meals Breakfast, Regional Dinner
  8. Day 8 Buenos Aires

    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 local markets. Take to the countryside and consider spending the day at a traditional estancia (ranch) for the Fiesta Gaucha (festival of the cowboy), where you'll be entertained by a lively equestrian show and enjoy a traditional parrillada (barbecue) lunch.

    meals Breakfast
  9. Day 9 Buenos Aires – Iguassu Falls (2 Nights)

    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 down into the swirling waters of Devil's Throat Falls. We'll cross the border into Brazil for an evening at leisure and dinner at our resort.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Wish Resort Foz de Iguassu
  10. Day 10 Iguassu Falls Sightseeing

    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.

    meals Breakfast
  11. Day 11 Iguassu Falls – Rio de Janeiro (3 Nights)

    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.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Arena Copacabana, Oceanview Rooms
  12. Day 12 Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing

    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. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure or consider an optional cruise on Guanabara Bay viewing Rio's picturesque city skyline and Sugarloaf Mountain.

    meals Breakfast
  13. Day 13 Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing

    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'll 'Dive into Culture' during a visit to a local Samba school where we'll gain insights into how the school prepares for the pageantry of Carnival week. View the colourful costumes and immerse yourself in the rhythms of Samba as you participate in a dance lesson. This evening, the flavours of churrascaria linger at our Farewell Dinner. As our hosts demonstrate how to mix the perfect caipirinha, we toast to an epic South American journey. Saude!

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  14. Day 14 Depart Rio de Janeiro

    Enjoy a day at leisure until your transfer to the airport or choose to extend your stay at the Arena Copacabana.

    meals Breakfast
South America Landscapes
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 13 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 6 dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • 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
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Handcrafted Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • CRUISE in Chile's Lake Region, on Lake Nahuel Huapi in Argentina
  • ORIENTATION of Puerto Varas
  • VIEW Devil's Throat Falls
  • VISIT the Christ the Redeemer statue, Chile's wine country, Sugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado
  • CONNECT WITH LOCALS Dine at the home of a local family in the bohemian neighbourhood of Palermo Soho with its European-style homes and hip attitude. (Day 6)
  • DIVE INTO CULTURE Visit a winery in Chile's Casablanca valley and meet the winemakers for a personalised experience including a tasting. Learn about Bariloche's chocolate heritage with a visit to the Chocolate Museum and sample locally made chocolates. Experience the beauty and traditions of the Tango. Visit a Samba school to see experience this symbol of Brazil and the role it plays in Rio's Carnival. (Days 2, 5, 7, 13)
  • LOCAL SPECIALIST For sightseeing in Santiago, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, on both sides of Iguassu Falls and Rio de Janeiro. (Days 2, 5, 7, 9, 10)

Dates & Prices

Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

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Tour Extensions


Please note:  This extension cannot be booked online. For more information and to book, please call GET.

Delve into the expanses of the Amazon, gliding through rainforests in search of mythical tribes and meet a myriad of enchanting creatures. This trip shares a glimpse into million-year-old jungle worlds of biodiversity.

This locally hosted pre- and post-itinerary extension is only available in conjunction with Impressions of South America, South America Landscapes, South America Revealed, and Icons of South America

Day 1: Arrive Manaus
Fly to Manaus where you'll gain insights into the city's golden age during a city tour to the iconic Palacio Rio Negro, the floating harbor and vibrant Mercado Municipal. 
Hotel: Quality Hotel Manaus

Day 2: Manaus - Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge (2 Nights)
See the dark waters of the Rio Negro merge with the sandy brown water of the Solimões, then consider an optional canoe trip down a smaller tributary. Later, we transfer to our lodge on the banks of the Rio Taruma. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Hotel: Amazon ECOPARK Jungle Lodge

Day 3: Amazon Exploration
Embark on a guided walk, keeping a keen eye out for shy capybara or the giant anaconda. Next, we'll immerse ourselves in the culture, rituals and heritage of the native Amazonians before dinner at our lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Amazon - Manaus - Rio de Janeiro
Visit Monkey Forest, a rehabilitation center and wildlife refuge. Then return to Manaus Airport as your Amazon experience comes to an end. Airport arrival will be at 11 am. Please be aware when booking your flights.

Guests joining from Icons of South America or South America Landscapes will end their vacation at Manaus Airport for their flight home (not included in trip price on post-trip extension). South America Revealed and Impressions of South America guests will join Day 1 in Rio de Janeiro (linking flight not included). 
Meals: Breakfast


Please call GET for the most up-to-date pricing.

Please note that when booking this package as a pre-extension, we recommend you purchase an extra night in Manaus on arrival if your flight arrives during the early morning hours to ensure your hotel room is available for immediate occupancy. 

Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this extension. 


Please note:  This extension cannot be booked online. For more information and to book, please call GET.

Surrender to the magnetic allure of the imposing Moai statues that stand watch over Easter Island and are a testament to the mysterious Rapa Nui people, who called this remote, tempestuous Pacific island home.

This locally hosted pre-itinerary extension is available in conjunction with South America Landscapes.

Day 1: Arrive Easter Island (2 Nights)
Connect with the legend and lore of one of the world's most remote and remarkable islands, delving into the ancient culture of the Rapa Nui who once prospered on this land. Our first stop on this mystical adventure is Ahu Akivi, where we'll enjoy a private guided excursion to view its seven Moai statues, facing the ocean. Learn about their astronomically precise location and how they were placed there to use their mana to protect the inhabitants of the nearby village. Continue to ancient Ahu Hanga Poukura to see the tumbled Moai statues that stand as a testament to ancient battles. Then, visit the Puna Pau quarry with its red scoria stone.
Hotel: Taha Tai

Day 2: Easter Island Sightseeing 
Embark on a privately guided excursion to the southern coast and witness the perfectly preserved ceremonial Ahu Vaihu in the bay of Hanga Te'e. Set out with your boxed picnic lunch and proceed to Rano Raraku, a quarry of almost 900 stone statues—397 of them still located at the slopes of the Rano Kau volcano. Visit Ahu Tongariki, the largest ahu on the island, then continue to the eastern coast and visit Ahu Te Pito Kura with its Paro Maoi, the largest maoi statue ever erected. Afterward, visit scenic Anakena beach, where the king first set foot on the island. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Easter Island Sightseeing - Depart Easter Island
Journey to the UNESCO-listed Rapa Nui National Park, joining a private excursion up the extinct Rano Kau volcano. Admire magnificent views of the island from its slopes, then drive to the ceremonial village of Orongo, where you'll see spectacular petroglyphs revealing the local culture. Later, we'll catch a glimpse of the three islets of Motu Nui, Motu Iti and Motu Kao Kao on the
opposite coast. Then it's on to Ahu Vinapu for further evidence of the pre-Incan architectural influence in present-day Easter Island. Our final stop is at the Ana Kai Tangata to view the ornate cave paintings from its mouth. Return to your hotel before being transferred to the airport this afternoon.
Note: Airport arrival is at 12 noon. Please be aware when booking your flights. 
Meals: Breakfast


Please call GET for the most up-to-date pricing.

Please Note: Due to flight schedule, an additional complimentary overnight in Santiago for this pre extension is required and is included in your trip. The hotel in Santiago will be the InterContinental Santiago.

Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this extension. 

Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Buenos Aires

Fiesta Gaucha With BBQ Lunch

Enjoy a great day as you head out into the pampas to visit an authentic 3,000 acre working estancia (Argentinean ranch) that dates back to the late 19th century. A BBQ will be served family-style by Gauchos. Enjoy activities throughout the day including a folklore show, carriage rides and horse demonstrations. Total duration is approximately 7 hours. (For Private Transportation, a Minimum of 15 Guests is Required.)
Adult Price: $170

Tigre Delta

Head to the northern outskirts of Buenos Aires to the lush countryside of the Tigre Delta on this outing. This area is a popular weekend getaway for Buenos Aires residents. The delta features pretty scenery, lovely summer residences, a relaxing vibe, yachting and a chance to see another way of Argentine life. Your tour includes a cruise on the delta and if you are visiting on Saturdays, you can stroll through the local outdoor market. Total duration is approximately 4 hours.
Adult Price: $74

Iguassu Falls

Dinner and Show at Churrascaria Rafain

Journey through South America Culture with a folkloric performance of Samba, Tango and Paraguayan music while enjoying a traditional Brazilian barbecue dinner. Total duration approximately 5 hours. Gratuity Included. (No Minimum)
Adult Price: $120

Bird Park

This family-owned park is home to more than 900 native birds from 150 species. Enjoy a self-guided walking tour along a well-marked trail through subtropical forests. Enter aviaries to get more of an up-close and personal view of the birds. Total duration is approximately 2.5 hours.
Adult Price: $55

Independent Reviews
Benjamin Schmid
Friday, February 14, 2020
This South American Adventure, run by Trafalgar, was excellent. The scenery was breathtaking, especially the crossing of the Andes Mountains by bus and boat. Bariloche was a very scenic city, and the views were spectacular. The tour director, Rodrigo Winterstein, took extra care to make sure that everyone was having the best vacation. The scheduling to get thru the airports was also handled very well, with boarding passes easily obtained.
Response from Grand European Travel:
It sounds as if everything went seamlessly. We are so happy that you enjoyed all aspects of the trip. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Excellent scenery and guidance by tour director, Rodrigo Winterstein
Trusted Customer
Friday, November 30, 2018
The overall experience is good. The tour guides, the hotel staff are friendly and helpful. We did not particularly like the travel arrangement for the returning trip, most people had to wait a whole day in the hotel lobby for the late night flight home with not much to do because of the safety concern in Rio. The company should have made some kind of activity, for at least for half of the day.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately all flights leaving Rio to the US depart after 9pm. We appreciate your suggestion and will pass it on to the appropriate parties for review.
Monday, December 3, 2018
The excursions are overpriced, especially the Fiesta Goucha and Iguassa Falls bird park.
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