Classic South America

Rio de Janeiro State
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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.

Availability

From 27/03/2024 to 01/12/2024

Departure dates & prices

Dates Availability Price
  • Mar Wed 27 2024 to Apr Sun 07 2024
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    $15,798*
  • Mar Wed 27 2024 to Apr Sun 07 2024
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  • Mar Wed 27 2024 to Apr Sun 07 2024
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  • May Wed 15 2024 to May Sun 26 2024
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  • May Wed 15 2024 to May Sun 26 2024
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    $15,110*
  • May Wed 15 2024 to May Sun 26 2024
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  • Aug Wed 14 2024 to Aug Sun 25 2024
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    $15,110*
  • Aug Wed 14 2024 to Aug Sun 25 2024
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  • Aug Wed 14 2024 to Aug Sun 25 2024
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  • Sep Wed 25 2024 to Oct Sun 06 2024
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  • Sep Wed 25 2024 to Oct Sun 06 2024
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  • Sep Wed 25 2024 to Oct Sun 06 2024
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    $15,110*
  • Oct Wed 16 2024 to Oct Sun 27 2024
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  • Oct Wed 16 2024 to Oct Sun 27 2024
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  • Oct Wed 16 2024 to Oct Sun 27 2024
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    $15,110*
  • Oct Wed 30 2024 to Nov Sun 10 2024
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  • Oct Wed 30 2024 to Nov Sun 10 2024
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    $15,110*
  • Oct Wed 30 2024 to Nov Sun 10 2024
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  • Nov Wed 20 2024 to Dec Sun 01 2024
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  • Nov Wed 20 2024 to Dec Sun 01 2024
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    $15,060*
  • Nov Wed 20 2024 to Dec Sun 01 2024
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What's included

Highlights.
5 Dinner (D)11 Breakfast (B)3 Lunch (L)1 Lunch with Wine (L)Choose between two carefully selected activitiesSantiago: Enjoy a Chilean seafood lunch with Wine.
Mestizo Restaurante has incorporated aspects of international gastronomy to Chilean cuisine to create delicious ceviches, main dishes and desserts.
Choose between two carefully selected activitiesBuenos Aires: Meet the local gauchos and learn about the traditions of these South American Cowboys on a horseback ride.
Buenos Aires: Explore the beautiful ranch on a leisurely walk, learning all about the gaucho lifestyle.
: Enjoy seamless personal assistance throughout your journey.
From securing exclusive reservations, to organising transportation, your Travel Concierge ensures every aspect of your travel is tailored to your tastes and preferences.
: In select destinations, our network of Local Expert Guides will illuminate your journey on a deeper level.
: Included at all hotels.
: 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.
: On days where a Relaxed Start (RS) is indicated, you can select to indulge in breakfast in bed.
: Enjoy complimentary hotel WiFi.
And, on select coaches, onboard WiFi may also be available.
: Transfers are included on your journey start and end dates, and where additional accommodation has been booked in advance through Luxury Gold.
Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city as the itinerary, may be requested.
Ipanema: 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.
After your tour, head back to your hotel where Cecelo will play you some Bossa Nova classics over a caipirinha cocktail.
Santiago: At 18:00, join your Travel Concierge and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner.
Santiago: Enjoy a Chilean seafood lunch with Wine.
Mestizo Restaurante has incorporated aspects of international gastronomy to Chilean cuisine to create delicious ceviches, main dishes and desserts.
: Head to Fogón Asado, opening exclusively for Luxury Gold this evening.
Indulge at a restaurant that presents a new way of living the traditional Argentine 'asado'.
During this experience, see, feel and taste the unique grilling techniques.
Sip on a welcome cocktail and meet the chef.
Start an exquisite 6-course tasting menu that includes the best cuts of meat, fire-roasted seasonal vegetables, traditional recipes, and much more that brings 'asado' to new heights.
Buenos Aires: Savour a delicious meal, and enjoy fabulous live music, solo singers and a breathtaking display of authentic tango at Rojo Tango.
: Get a taste of gaucho life with a delicious asado Highlight Lunch.
Iguassu Falls: Enjoy dinner with wine surrounded by a subtropical forest at Ipe Grill where you'll choose from a selection of traditional Brazilian barbecue or international cuisine.
Rio de Janeiro: Enjoy an authentic lunch at a local churrascaria, a traditional Brazilian steakhouse.
Here, servers come to your table with knives and skewers of delectable cuts of meat.
A quintessential Brazilian experience.
Rio de Janeiro: Your Farewell Celebration Dinner is served at the French-Brazilian E'toile Restaurant.
Enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean from the 26th floor as you toast to your journey.
Iguassu Falls: Step through the doors into a world of understated luxury.
The luxurious Belmond das Cataratas is the only hotel inside the National Park and sits alongside the falls.
Soak up the jungle chorus while you float in the pool, stroll gardens bejewelled with orchids and sip caipirinhas as the sun goes down.
Embark on the ultimate adventure at South America's first and only Forbes Five Star hotel, and you’ll never want to leave.
Santiago: Meet a Local Expert for an in-depth city exploration.
Start out at the heart of the city, seeing the Chilean University, San Francisco Church and the Santa Lucia Hill.
Then visit the Plaza de Armas and the cathedral.
Cross the Mapocho river to the bohemian Bellavista district on the way to San Cristobal Hill, where you will have the best views of Santiago and the Andes Mountains.
Santiago: Visit Kingston Family Winery, a small boutique winery located in Casablanca Valley for an introduction to and tasting of their exquisite wines.
Valparaiso: From Santiago, head west towards Valparaíso.
Pass by the main square where you can see the monument honoring the 1879 Naval Battle of Iquique.
Declared a World Heritage by UNESCO, Valparaíso offers unique ocean landscapes with colorful neighborhoods, picturesque cobblestone streets, and old cable cars.
Buenos Aires: Take a tour of this historical and prestigious opera house and explore the Main Hall, Foyer, Bustos Gallery and the Golden Hall.
Iguassu Falls: Head to the Argentinean side of Iguassu Falls and view the unfathomable Devil's Throat.
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.
Explore the base of the falls and see the impressive panoramic view of San Martin Island.
Iguassu Falls: 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 his home to 120 species of birds.
Rio de Janeiro: Experience sightseeing with a Local Expert and a cable car journey to the lofty heights of Sugarloaf Mountain.
Rio de Janeiro: Visit this beautiful library that was built in the heart of Rio by the Portuguese monarchy.
Rio de Janeiro: Visit the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, one of the most important cultural centers in the country.
Admire the Art Deco design by Francisco Joaquim Bethencourt da Silva.
Rio de Janeiro: Take a train ride up Corcovado Hill through the Tijuca National Forest to the open arms of Christ the Redeemer and magnificent views over the legendary bay.
Buenos Aires: Meet the local gauchos and learn about the traditions of these South American Cowboys on a horseback ride.
Buenos Aires: Explore the beautiful ranch on a leisurely walk, learning all about the gaucho lifestyle.
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Itinerary

  • Day 1 Your South America luxury tour starts with your private transfer to The Singular Santiago Lastarria Hotel followed by a decadent dinner.
  • Day 2 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 Crist?bal Hill to indulge in 360-degree views of the city. Enjoy a local Chilean seafood lunch
  • Day 3 Savor the best of Chilean wine country at the coastal towns of Vi?a del Mar, "Garden City," and UNESCO-listed port of Valpara?so. 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 After your morning flight to Buenos Aires an six-course dining experience at El Fogon Asado awaits before a luxurious stay at Alvear Palace Hotel in the stylish neighborhood of La Recoleta.
  • Day 5 Your Local Expert guides you through Buenos Aires' Palermo, San Telmo and Recoleta neighborhoods and shows off the iconic balcony made famous by Eva Peron. Take in the grand architecture of the Belle ?poque Teatro Col?n opera house before an evening of captivating music and dance at Rojo Tango.
  • Day 6 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 Fly to Iguassu Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Venture to the Argentinean side of the falls to see the unfathomable Devil's Throat with your Local Expert. Dinner with wine is served at the Ipe Grill within your luxurious resort, the only hotel inside the Brazilian Iguassu National Park, where you'll choose from a selection of traditional Brazilian barbecue or international cuisine.
  • Day 8 Wake up inside the park and beat the crowds. Meet a Local Expert for a walk on the Brazilian side of the falls, where you'll witness incredible panoramic views of San Martin Island. Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER(R) Experience and visit the incredible Bird Park, which provides shelter for over a thousand birds, butterflies and reptiles from across South America.
  • Day 9 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 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 Join your Local Expert on a train ride up Corcovado Hill to Christ the Redeemer, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and modern wonder of the world. Meet Cecelo and join him on a walking tour of Ipanema, where Bossa Nova originated. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the place that inspired this new genre of music. Toast your journey over a remarkable Celebration Dinner at the exceptional L'Etoile Restaurant, a French-Brazilian restaurant with breathtaking views of the Ipanema coastline from the 26th floor.
  • Day 12 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.
  • Prices quoted valid for sale until 26 February 2024 unless otherwise stated or sold out prior.
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