The rhythm of South America swells in your heart to a samba beat. Delight in glorious white-sand beaches, thundering waterfalls, cosmopolitan cities full of gorgeous colonial architecture, and the rugged landscape of Tierra del Fuego—all on one spectacular continent. Marvel as the sun rises over Rio de Janeiro’s majestic mountain, Corcovado, and sets in the Pacific, infusing Chile’s snow-capped peaks with a crimson glow. In between, you’ll experience the glorious cascading waters of Iguaçu Falls, the serene alpine lakes of Patagonia, and the vibrant city of Buenos Aires. Take a journey to unforgettable South America for a lifetime of memories.
- Soar high above Iguaçu Falls’ 275 separate cascades on a private helicopter flight
- Learn the tango at one of Buenos Aires’ most famed academies
- Privately guided visit to the National Decorative Arts Museum
- Visit one of Chile’s world-renowned wineries on a privately guided excursion
- Experience the lively rhythms of Brazil at a samba show
- Experience the stunning beauty of Patagonia
- Stroll through picturesque Bariloche
Location: Rio de Jenerio, Brazil
Description: Our journey begins in Rio de Janeiro with an ascent to the top of Corcovado for a breathtaking view of the cuidade maravilhosa. We’ll see Tijuca National Park — the largest urban forest in the world — then stroll the famed beaches of Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana. Dance the night away at a lively samba show. A private guided tour of colonial Rio includes the Praça XV de Novembro, the Paço Imperial, the National Historical Museum, the Candelaria Church and the São Bento Monastery.
Hotel: Copacabana Palace Hotel, Rio de Janeiro
Days 5 & 6
Locations: Iguaçu Falls, Brazil & Argentina
Description: We fly to Foz do Iguaçu, where our expert guide leads us through catwalks and trails, discovering a lush rainforest alive with bamboo, orchids, parrots and spectacular vantages. Later we’ll take a breathtaking helicopter ride to view the falls’ cascades thundering down over 200 feet.
Hotel: Das Cataratas, Iguaçu Falls
Days 7 – 9
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Description: Welcome to “the Paris of South America,” with art galleries, chic boutiques, lush green parks and tree-lined boulevards. Visit San Telmo, the birthplace of the tango. See the famous Recoleta Cemetery, the Metropolitan Cathedral, Casa Rosada and Plaza de Mayo. Enjoy a privately guided visit to the National Decorative Arts Museum. Learn the fine art of Argentine dance at the respected Tango Academy, then enjoy a memorable dinner and tango show.
Hotel: Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires
Days 10 & 11
Location: Bariloche, Chili
Description: After the big-city buzz of Buenos Aires, we fly to Bariloche where a dramatic counterpoint of serenity awaits. Located in the Andean foothills, Bariloche offers numerous outdoor activities and the chance to indulge in the town’s artisanal chocolate. Our journey takes us on a scenic drive through the rugged Patagonian landscape on the Road of the Seven Lakes.
Hotel: Llao Llao Resort, Bariloche
Location: Puerto Varas & Puerto Montt, Chile
Description: Driving through exquisite scenery, you’ll view the commanding Osorno Volcano before arriving at Puerto Varas.
Hotel: Hotel Meliá Patagonia, Puerto Varas
Days 13 – 16
Location: Santiago, Chili
Description: From Puerto Montt, we fly to Santiago. Relax with a Pisco sour on San Cristobal Hill, offering a panoramic view of the ancient city spreading out toward the distant Andes. From La Moneda Palace to Cathedral Metropolitana, discover the beauty and nuances of Santiago. We’ll journey to one of Chile’s renowned traditional wineries, the Santa Rita Winery, where we learn about the winemaking process and explore the winery’s unique pre-Columbian art collection. Tour the Los Domenicos Craft Center before your evening flight home on Day 15, arriving the following day.
Hotel: Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Santiago
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