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South America Landscapes

Operated by: Trafalgar

14 Days from $4,873 per person
Bariloche, Lake District, Argentina

Countries Visited

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

Locations Visited

Santiago, Central Market, Casablanca Valley, Bellavista District, Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas, Petrohue River, Petrohue, Todos los Santos Lake, Osorno Volcano, Peulla, Lake Nahuel Huapi, Bariloche, Nahuel Huapi National Park, Playa Bonita, Llao Llao Peninsula, Cerro Campanario, Cerro Catedral, Tronador, Chocolate Museum, Buenos Aires, Palermo Soho, Palermo Viejo, Plaza de Mayo, Casa Rosada, La Boca, San Telmo, Teatro Colon, Recoleta, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Iguassu Falls, Devils Throat Falls, Iguazu National Park, Copacabana Beach, Sugarloaf Mountain, Guanabara Bay, Christ the Redeemer, Candelaria Church, Sambadromo, City Cathedral, Rio de Janeiro ...more Santiago, Central Market, Casablanca Valley, Bellavista District, Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas, Petrohue River, Petrohue, Todos los Santos Lake, Osorno Volcano, Peulla, Lake Nahuel Huapi, Bariloche, Nahuel Huapi National Park, Playa Bonita, Llao Llao Peninsula, Cerro Campanario, Cerro Catedral, Tronador, Chocolate Museum, Buenos Aires, Palermo Soho, Palermo Viejo, Plaza de Mayo, Casa Rosada, La Boca, San Telmo, Teatro Colon, Recoleta, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Iguassu Falls, Devils Throat Falls, Iguazu National Park, Copacabana Beach, Sugarloaf Mountain, Guanabara Bay, Christ the Redeemer, Candelaria Church, Sambadromo, City Cathedral, Rio de Janeiro
  1. Day 1 Arrive Santiago (2 Nights)

    Connect with the cosmopolitan verve of the Chilean capital, Santiago. On arrival, you'll enjoy a warm Trafalgar welcome and be transferred to your luxury hotel in fashionable Las Condes. Spend the rest of the day on your terms discovering the unique personalities of each of the city's diverse barrios. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travel companions for a Welcome Reception.

    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 Regional Meal lunch served alfresco in exquisite surrounds. 'Dive into Culture' and meet the winemaker 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 Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal
  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 Buffet Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Cabana 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 Buffet 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 Bariloche's Chocolate Museum, then spend the rest of the day at leisure.

    meals Buffet 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 Buffet Breakfast, Dinner with wine
    hotel InterContinental Buenos Aires
  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 neighbourhoods of La Boca and San Telmo, admire the opulent façade of Teatro Colon and drive along the stately Avenida 9 de Julio to the elegant Recoleta, 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 Asado, the authentic tastes of world-renowned Argentinian beef. 'Dive into Culture' later, watching the sensual, stirring moves of a traditional Tango performance.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Regional Meal
  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 Belles Artes or stroll around the colourful stalls that line one of the local markets. Take to the country and consider spending the day at a traditional estancia (ranch) for the the Fiesta del Gaucho (festival of the cowboy), where you'll be entertained by a lively equestrian show and enjoy a traditional parrillada (barbecue) lunch.

    meals Buffet 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 Continental 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 Buffet 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 Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Miramar by Windsor, 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 Buffet 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 Buffet Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  14. Day 14 Depart Rio de Janeiro

    Transfer to the airport or choose to extend your stay at the Miramar by Windsor.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
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
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • 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

Dates & Prices
Airfare is not included, but can be added to quote upon request
  • Definite Departure
Price Discount Availability Price
Start Date: Sat, Dec 7, 2019
Return Date: Fri, Dec 20, 2019
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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 Trafalgar 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, 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 at traditional Brazilian barbecue dinner. Total duration is 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

Rio de Janeiro

Santa Teresa Walking Tour

Discover the charm and beauty of Santa Teresa, which originated around a convent during the 16th Century. Once home to upper-class residents, Santa Teresa is now home to many artists with studios, galleries, museums and inviting eateries. Admire the bohemian atmosphere and beautiful architecture. Learn about the history of the area as you make your way around the neighborhood with your guide. Located on a high hill overlooking Rio, you'll have a perfect view of the city and bay below. Total duration is approximately 3.5 hours. Gratuity Included. (Minimum 6 Guests)
Adult Price: $44

Visit To A Favela

Visit one of Rio de Janeiro's hillside favelas on this half-day educational tour. See the day-to-day lifestyles of locals who live in Rocinha, one of Rio’s many dense favelas. Along the way, stop at a community school where there is an opportunity to purchase handicrafts made by children. With a local expert guide, you’ll travel inside the favela, interact with locals and gain a new understanding of Brazilian society. Total duration is approximately 4 hours. Gratuity included.
Adult Price: $38

Independent Reviews
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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