Santiago Winery Experience

Ideally suited for wine connoisseurs or simply for lovers of wine, this program highlights Santiago and Matetic Winery.

Enjoy the many activities offered by La Casona at Matetic, including horse riding, cycling or wine tasting, before travelling to the cosmopolitan city of Santiago.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: San Antonio or Valparaiso – Matetic Winery

On arrival you will be met and transferred to Matetic Winery for your wine experience. Enjoy the many activities offered or simply relax in the beautiful surroundings.

Day 2: Matetic Winery – Santiago

Enjoy a scrumptious lunch with wine pairing before heading to Santiago.

Day 3: Santiago

Morning city tour of Santiago, set at the foot of the Andes Mountains.

Day 4: Santiago

Transfer to the airport.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from San Antonio or Valparaiso:$1,666.00$3,026.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
Transport: Airport Transfers & Air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation: 3 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Wonders of Chile

Journey the entire length of Chile and venture into a land of extremes. From the driest place on Earth, the lunar-like Atacama Desert, to the fertile vineyards of the Casablanca Valley and from the bustling capital Santiago to the soul-stirring wilderness of Patagonia. In between lie a series of islands famous for their beauty, folklore, legend and handicraft traditions. Perfectly positioned between the ocean and the Andes, this long narrow strip of land packs an unforgettable punch.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Santiago

Welcome to Santiago, one of the world’s most spectacularly located cities with the snow-covered Andean peaks as the city’s backdrop. Upon arrival you will be met by your A&K representative who will accompany you on your private transfer to your luxury accommodation. The capital of Chile is a modern cosmopolitan city with many landscaped parks to wander through. Ease into your adventure with a stroll around your neighbourhood and time to discover some of the many cafés and restaurants in this city full of surprises.

Hotel: Ritz-Carlton Santiago, 2 nights

Day 2: Santiago

Today is a day at leisure for you to explore Santiago your way. Perhaps step inside the treasure-filled La Chascona, built by Chilean poet Pablo Neruda for his mistress. Take the funicular railway to San Cristôbal Hill to soak up the spectacular views. And ride the cable car to eclectic Providencia. End at the top of the Sky Costanera, the tallest building in South America at 300 metres with an impressive 360-degree view of the metropolis.  Alternatively, leave the city and journey to the heart of Chile’s famous Casablanca Valley, home to a generation of pioneering winemakers. Head to Viña Matetic and learn the artistry of organic and bio-dynamic winemaking. Sample an extraordinary medley of wines before lunch overlooking the vast expanse of plains and valleys. Later, enjoy a tasting and blending experience led by the winemaker and make your very own wine.

Day 3: Santiago – Calama – San Pedro de Atacama

Private transfer to the airport for your flight north to Calama, a mining town with Chuquicamata, the largest open cast mine in the world in the hills behind. On arrival meet your local hotel driver and journey through parched lunar landscapes to the oasis town of San Pedro de Atacama, situated at a height of 2,500 metres and your boutique accommodation. Following time to refresh, meet your excursion leader who will discuss the menu of included shared activities available to you during your stay. Choose from active, moderate or easy; travel by vehicle, bike or on foot – with something to suit all interests and fitness levels.

Hotel: Tierra Atacama, 3 nights

Days 4 & 5: San Pedro de Atacama

Atacama Desert is a perfect destination for those who love nature, adventure and extraordinary landscapes, and has something for all tastes and abilities. Bounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Andes mountains, the 35,000 square kilometre desert is part of a series of arid landscapes that include salt flats, sandy deserts, rocky peaks and active volcanoes. Head out by 4WD, go trekking, ride on mountain bike or horseback and discover steaming geysers, indigenous villages, high altitude lakes and sharply eroded mountains. Spend time at the otherworldly Moon Valley; spot flamingos at the Salar de Atacama salt flats; or be mesmerised by the geysers at El Tatio. Night time brings another opportunity for adventure and the ultimate stargazing experience. The Atacama has one of the clearest night skies on Earth and several top-level observatories have set up home here.

Day 6: San Pedro de Atacama – Calama – Santiago

Leave the desert behind and return to Calama for your flight back to Santiago. On arrival your A&K representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. Drop your bags and begin your private walking tour. Start at the grand La Moneda Palace and step back in time in the nearby Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino. Watch chess players in the Plaza de Armas and soak up the vibrant artistic life of Lastarria. Return to your hotel for an evening at leisure.

Hotel: Ritz-Carlton Santiago

Day 7: Santiago – Castro – Chiloé

Begin with an early morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Castro in Chiloé. Chile’s second-largest island is overflowing with timeless traditions, ethereal beauty and surprising wildlife for you to discover. Accompanied by your driver, proceed to your exclusive accommodation and discuss with the team of guides your activities for tailored half-day and full day outings.

Hotel: Tierra Chiloé, 3 nights

Days 8 & 9: Chiloé

Enjoy two whole days immersed in the magic of Chiloé and partake in an amazing range of excursions with fellow guests, which include horse riding, trekking, kayaking and cultural visits to the island’s towns.  Sail around picturesque coves. Seek out the antique wooden churches so architecturally unique that UNESCO declared them World Heritage Monuments. Glimpse curlews, Chilean flamingos and cormorants. And step inside the island’s peculiar stilted homes. You can also enjoy local walks or use the hotel’s bikes to explore the rolling coastal landscape by yourself. On your final evening, enjoy an exclusive chef-prepared dinner on board “La Williche” as you cruise Chiloe’s inland waters.

Day 10: Chiloé – Punta Montt – Punta Arenas

Today is a long travel day but the scenic journey is part of the adventure. Begin with a transfer to Puerto Montt airport, about three hours journey, including a short ferry ride. Your flight south brings you to Punta Arenas, the Patagonian city with the richest history. On arrival your A&K representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. Step out on your own and discover the heart of this historic town or find yourself a cosy corner and soak in the marvellous views of the Straits of Magellan.

Hotel: Hotel Cabo de Hornos

Day 11: Punta Arenas – Torres del Paine

Leave the bustling vibe of Punta Arenas behind this morning as you are transferred by road to the extraordinary Torres del Paine, a vast landscape of lakes, glaciers, granite peaks and big sky tracks. Settle in to your luxurious accommodation, which beautifully integrates its architecture with the landscape and prepare to explore this spectacular wilderness on foot, by boat, or horse, by bicycle or in a van, the choice is yours. Meet with one of the qualified guides and let them discuss with you what excursions would suit your level of fitness and interest.

Hotel: Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa, 4 nights

Days 12, 13 & 14: Torres del Paine

Spend three whole days exploring soul-stirring wilderness, your way. Trek forest trails and drink in panoramic views of geographic formations that are millions of years old. Spy a variety of animals, including guanaco, condors, foxes and flamingos. Seek out ancient cave paintings and hidden waterfalls. And watch icebergs from the Grey Glacier. Alternatively, relax in the stunning infinity pool with a Torres view, indulge in a sumptuous spa and outdoor hot tub, or follow one of the walking routes to explore the lakeside setting.

Day 15: Torres del Paine – Punta Arenas – Depart Santiago

Your journey the entire length of Chile comes to an end this morning when you transfer back to the airport and your flight back to Santiago where your adventure ends. Alternatively, cross into El Calafate in Argentina and discover more of Patagonia.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Santiago:$17,865.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 14 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & Modern air-conditioned vehicle
Flights:Flight Ticket: Santiago – Calama – Santiago – Castro – Punta Arenas – Santiago
Accommodation: 14 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Discover Chile

From top to bottom Chile will enchant and inspire with its spectacular breathtaking natural landscapes. It is a country where you can delight your palate with diverse flavours and sample local wines, or experience lost civilisations in a land time that time forgot. From the stark other-worldly beauty of the soaring mountain peaks to the most arid desert on earth, the contrasts of Chile are beguiling.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Santiago

Upon arrival into Santiago, you will be transferred to your hotel. This afternoon enjoy a walking excursion.

Day 2: Santiago

Spend the day discovering Santiago.

Day 3: Santiago – Valparaiso – Santiago 

Enjoy a full day discovering two of Chile’s beachside cities, Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. Be amazed by the colourful port city of Valparaiso. Famous for its stacked hills and winding stairs, this UNESCO World Heritage city takes you back in time yet has a modern feel. As you climb the winding stone stairs or head up in one of the famous funiculars, you’ll be met with incredible views of the bay. There will be a short break at a local cafe to taste traditional “empanadas”. After lunch head up the coast to Vina del Mar.

Day 4: Santiago – Calama – San Pedro de Atacama

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Calama. In the heart of the Atacama, Calama is the gateway to the geological wonders of the central desert. The town of San Pedro de Atacama sits in the driest desert in the world and is the main base for exploring the area. This afternoon visit Moon Valley, an ideal set up for a welcome into the Atacama landscape accompanied by a cocktail during sunset.

Day 5: San Pedro de Atacama

This morning after breakfast, you will visit the Atacama Salar and the Altiplanic towns of Toconao and Socaire. Continue with a visit to the altiplanic lagoons of Miscanti-Meniques. Lunch will be included in Socaire with local and typical products.

Day 6: San Pedro de Atacama

After breakfast at the hotel depart to the Geysers del Tatio. Enjoy sightseeing on the geothermal field where plumes of steam at boiling point will cover the scenery during a gentle walk through the natural surroundings with breathtaking beauty. On the way back, visit the altiplanic town of San Santiago de Machuca. In the afternoon, visit the archaeological sites of Quitor, Tulor and the complete Archaeological Museum Padre le Paige.

Day 7: San Pedro de Atacama – Calama – Santiago 

This morning you will transfer back to the airport in Calama for your flight back to Santiago. Arrive in Santiago and transfer to your hotel

Day 8: Santiago – Puerto Montt – Puerto Varas

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight to Puerto Montt, gateway to the Chilean Lake District. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel located in Puerto Varas. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Day 9: Puerto Varas – Frutillar – Puerto Varas 

This afternoon, visit Frutillar. This beautiful village recalls old Bavaria, from where the first settlers came from. Walk around its beautiful old houses, admiring the gardens and the volcanoes Osorno and Puntiagudo. Continue to the Salzburg brewery, where you will learn the process of beer-making and taste the delicious local beer.

Day 10: Lakes District

Today embark on a journey of natural beauty to Peulla. Board your catamaran to sail across the beautiful lake Todos Los Santos to reach the town of Peulla. Enjoy lunch before returning to Puerto Varas.

Day 11: Puerto Varas – Puerto Montt – Punta Arenas

This morning you will be transferred to Puerto Montt airport for your flight to Punta Arenas. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 12: Punta Arenas – Torres del Paine National Park

Travel by road to your hotel located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park, your home for the next three nights.

Day 13 & 14: Torres del Paine National Park

Spend your days in Torres del Paine National Park which boasts the world’s most stunning array of mountains, glaciers, lakes and forests and a wide variety of animal species. Choose from an array of excursions includng trekking, horseback riding and guided vehicle excursions.

Day 15: Torres del Paine National Park – Punta Arenas 

Transfer to the airport where your journey ends.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Santiago:$8,289.00Price on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: 14 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & Modern air-conditioned vehicle
Flights:Air Ticket: Santiago - Calama - Santiago - Puerto Montt - Punta Arenas
Accommodation: 14 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Colchagua Wine Valley

From Santiago, travel to the stunning Colchagua wine region of the Central Valley and discover why this area is famous for its fine red wines.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Santiago

Upon arrival at Santiago Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Santiago – Colchagua Valley

Depart this morning from Santiago to the renowned Colchagua wine region of the Central Valley and discover why this area is famous for its fine red wines. On the way to your hotel, stop at one of the wineries located in the Colchagua region for a tasting. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Day 3: Colchagua Valley

A morning visit to Colchagua Museum, home to one of the most important private collections of pre-Hispanic and colonial period artefacts. This afternoon visit the exclusive Lapostolle winery, which is one of the most well-known premium wineries in Chile, for some wine tasting.

Day 4: Colchagua Valley – Santiago

Enjoy the morning at leisure. This afternoon visit a recognised winery in the Colchagua Valley for wine tasting. Return to Santiago, arriving in the evening.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Santiago:$1,749.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 3 breakfasts
Transport:Airport Transfers & Modern air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation: 3 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Experience Santiago

See the very best of Santiago on a comprehensive tour of Chile’s capital city. Explore the neoclassical Moneda Palace, the Plaza de Armas, Cathedral and Museum of National History. Continue to the bohemian area of Bellavista and climb Saint Lucia hill for a panoramic view of Santiago with the Andes mountains in the background.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Santiago 

Arrive at Santiago Airport and transfer to your chosen hotel.

Day 2: Santiago 

See the very best of Santiago on a comprehensive tour of Chile’s capital city. Highlights include the neoclassical Moneda Palace, built in the 18th century and current seat of Government, the Plaza de Armas, or Main Square, with its cathedral, the Museum of Natural History and the Central Post Office. Continue to the bohemian area of Bellavista and climb Saint Lucia hill for a panoramic view of Santiago with the Andes mountains in the background.

Day 3: Depart Santiago

Transfer to Santiago Airport for your onward flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Santiago:$465.00Price on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: 2 breakfasts
Transport:Airport Transfers & Modern air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation: 2 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Patagonia: Journey to the End of the World

Explore the thrilling and unspoiled vastness of the Patagonia region on this journey to the end of the world. Starting in the lively capital city of Santiago, jump right into the fun of this tour by heading to Santa Rita Winery, where you’ll learn about the wine – making process and taste, blend, and bottle your own wine to take home with you! On your tour of Santiago you’ll be surprised at how a city of so many people can be so well kept and vibrant—a city packed with local parks, artwork at every turn, and European – style squares. On to Puerto Natales for a night before staying inside scenic Torres Del Paine National Park for two nights. Jagged peaks, glistening green waters, glaciers, and powerful falls set the stage. You’re sure to glimpse some of the wildlife here, like guanacos, foxes, birds, and if you’re lucky, the elusive puma. Cruise on Lago Grey to see famous glaciers and floating icebergs; visit the famous sites of Chile’s largest natural reserve; and even trek through a rugged and unspoiled rainforest to see cascading waterfalls on these two days of unspeakable scenic beauty.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive In Santiago, Chile

Welcome to Chile, South America’s longest and narrowest country, with more than 4264 kilometres (2,650 miles) of beautiful Pacific coastline. Depart at 2 pm and enjoy a tour of Santa Rita Winery, founded in 1880 with the finest of French vine stocks. See the beautiful vineyards and learn about the wine – making process. You will get the chance to taste, design, blend, bottle, cork, and label your own wine during your visit. Wrap it up with a wine tasting and bring home the bottle that you created.

Hotel: Hyatt Centric Las Condes, 2 nights

Day 2: Santiago

After breakfast, embark on a City Tour with a Local Guide who will show you the highlights of this great city of colonial and contemporary contrasts. See the the famous Alameda, Santiago’s colourful main avenue, San Francisco Church, and Santa Lucia Hill. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit La Vega Central Market to learn about typical food in Chile, including steaming pots of cazuela and humitas, similar to tamales! Top off your sightseeing with a terremoto drink at a local pub and a visit to Cerro San Cristobal for a stunning view of Santiago and the Andes.

Day 3: Santiago – Punta Arenas – Puerto Natales

Depart Santiago and fly to Punta Arenas on the Straight of Magellan, gateway to Chile’s Patagonia. Head to Puerto Natales on a scenic drive through the Patagonian steppe passing rivers, forests, mountains, and ranches. Enjoy dinner at the hotel tonight.

Hotel: Hotel Remota

Day 4: Puerto Natales – Torres Del Paine National Park

Visit the legendary Milodon Cave, where prehistoric fossils dating back 14,000 years ago, including those of a saber – toothed tiger and a gigantic sloth weighing over a ton, have been found. Venture into Torres Del Paine, one of the most spectacularly scenic regions in the world. Spanning a massive area, it was named a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1978. Cascading waterfalls, roaring creeks, shimmering lakes, and jagged mountains are just a part of what Paine offers. During your visits to see the famous sites, including Los Cuernos, Lago Pehoe, and Salto Grande, you are guaranteed to get a glimpse of some of the park’s fauna, such as herds of guanacos, foxes, swans, and birds. Also stop at Lago Grey to see the imposing Grey Glacier, floating icebergs, and the beautiful views and rugged landscapes! Arrive at your hotel where you will be treated to an organic Cocktail Demonstration which includes a walk through the garden to pick the ingredients followed by a lesson to learn how to make popular drinks from the region. Dinner is at the hotel this evening.

Hotel: Hotel Las Torres, 2 nights

Day 5: Torres Del Paine National Park

Today, enjoy a full day exploring the park. See Los Cuernos, or “the horns,” the iconic jagged granite peaks that loom over the windswept plains. Next, view the spectacular waterfall, Salto Grande in the park’s lake district. After lunch at the hotel, head to the Laguna Azul where you have a good chance of seeing some of the park’s wildlife, including guanacos and condors. End the day at Cascada Paine, a beautiful waterfall surrounded by rugged vistas.

Day 6: Torres Del Paine National Park – El Calafate, Argentina

After breakfast, take an easy guided hike to Laguna Inges in search of an array of birds and other wildlife that can be found here. Next, depart for El Calafate, a lovely village on the southern shores of Lake Argentino. Originally a simple sheltering destination for wool traders, today El Calafate serves as the entry point for the UNESCO Natural Heritage Site of Los Glaciares National Park.

Hotel: Kosten Aike, 3 nights

Day 7: El Calafate – Glacier Cruise & Estancia Visit

Today, a Cruise on Lago Argentino takes you up close for views of icebergs and Upsala Glacier, one of the longest in South America at over 56 kilometres (35 miles) long. Disembark at a historic ranch, Estancia Cristina, on the shores of Lago Argentino. Whether you prefer a quiet day of touring and history or more adventurous activities, like trekking or exploring by 4 – wheel – drive vehicle – the choice is yours during your ranch visit.

Day 8: El Calafate – Excursion to Perito Moreno Glacier

A must for all visitors to Argentina is a visit to Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park. Forming part of the Patagonian Continental Ice Field, from which 13 glaciers descend on the Atlantic side to flow into the Viedma and Argentino Lakes, this glacier is one of the few in the world that is still advancing. During your walking tour along the catwalks, marvel at the breathtaking glacier views and with some luck, see the ice calve into the waters below.

Day 9: El Calafate – Ushuaia

After breakfast, fly to Ushuaia, Argentina – the end of the world! You’ll have the opportunity to see the Andes Mountains from a Cruise along Beagle Channel. Bask in the feeling of being in the southernmost city in the world, and watch for sea lions, albatrosses, skuas, and other interesting Patagonian fauna. Arrive at Martillo Island, where you have the chance to see a colony of Magellan penguins!

Hotel: Cilene del Faro, 2 nights

Day 10: Ushuaia – Tierra Del Fuego National Park Excursion

Today, discover Tierra Del Fuego National Park, the southernmost national park in the world. Hike around the park, escorted by an expert Naturalist. With stops at Bahia Lapataia, Lago Roca, and Bahia Ensenada, you’ll gain a deeper appreciation for the delicate ecosystems here.

Day 11: Ushuaia – Buenos Aires

Fly to Buenos Aires today, the “Paris of South America” and capital of Argentina. Fabulous food, shopping, and architecture all converge here to create a distinctly Latin vibe. Tonight, enjoy a Wine Tasting led by a local sommelier at an exclusive Cava, where you will try some famous Argentine wines, followed by dinner in this intimate setting.

Hotel: Hilton Buenos Aires, 2 nights

Day 12: Buenos Aires

Your guided sightseeing starts at Plaza de Mayo to see La Casa Rosada (the President’s Pink House) and the Metropolitan Cathedral, housing San Martin’s Mausoleum. Drive past the ornate Teatro Colon opera house before reaching Recoleta Cemetery, burial site of Eva Peron. Next, in La Boca, a colourful district and site of the city’s first port, take a short walking tour of this unique neighbourhood, then continue to San Telmo, famous for its late – colonial buildings and a popular gathering spot for artists. Top off the evening at a famous Tango Club, where instructors are ready to lead a Tango Lesson, followed by a farewell dinner of Argentine steaks and other local specialties. End the night with a show featuring flawless performances of Latin America’s most sensuous dance – the Tango!

Day 13: Depart Buenos Aires

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
February: 04, 25$8.648.00$10,678.00
March: 10$8.648.00$10,678.00
November: 03$8.648.00$10,678.00
December: 01$8.648.00$10,678.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 12 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 5 dinners
Transport: Deluxe air-conditioned coach
Flights: Air Ticket: Santiago - Punta Arenas / El Calafate - Ushuaia - Buenos Aires
Accommodation: 12 nights accommodation
Guide: Professional Tour Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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South America Landscapes

Visit South America’s most influential and intoxicating countries, including Brazil and Chile. Journey past snowcapped volcanoes, chardonnay vineyards and the pulsating cities of Buenos Aires and Rio-crossing the glacial waters of Los Santos Lake and visiting “Little Switzerland” along the way.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Santiago

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.

Hotel:  InterContinental Santiago, 2 nights

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.

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.

Hotel: Cabana del Lago

Day 4: Puerto Varas – Lake Crossing – Bariloche

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.

Hotel: NH Edelweiss Bariloche, 2 nights

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.

Day 6: Bariloche – Buenos Aires

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.

Hotel: InterContinental Buenos Aires, 2 nights

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.

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 the Fiesta Gaucha (festival of the cowboy), where you’ll be entertained by a lively equestrian show and enjoy a traditional parrillada (barbecue) lunch.

Day 9: Buenos Aires – Iguassu Falls

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.

Hotel: Wish Resort Foz de Iguassu

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.

Day 11: Iguassu Falls – Rio de Janeiro

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.

Hotel: Miramar by Windsor Oceanview Rooms, 3 nights

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.

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!

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 Miramar by Windsor.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 25$6.675.00$8,950.00
February: 15$6.850.00$9,125.00
March: 14, 28$6.850.00$9,125.00
April: 18$6.850.00$9,125.00
September: 12, 26$6.850.00$9,125.00
October: 10, 24$6.850.00$9,125.00
November: 07, 21$6.795.00$9,070.00
December: 12$6.675.00$8,950.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Flights: Air Ticket: Santiago - Puerto Montt / Bariloche - Buenos Aires - Iguassu Falls - Rio de Janeiro
Accommodation: 13 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Wonders of Patagonia

Travel to the ends of the earth, from the flamboyant capital of Buenos Aires to the land of giants, roaming solitary steppes, the rugged Andes mountainscape and pristinely beautiful glacial lakes.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Buenos Aires

It’s time to Tango your way through beautiful Buenos Aires-your launch pad to the other-worldly southern frontier of Patagonia. On arrival, your local host will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. Relax or explore the grand boulevards and colorful barrios of Argentina’s vibrant capital on your own. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow expeditioners for a Welcome Reception.

Hotel: InterContinental Buenos Aires

Day 2: Buenos Aires Sightseeing

Walk in the footsteps of the porteños on your exploration of the exquisite sights of the “Paris of South America”. Wind your way through the city, past the grand pink Casa Rosada, and bold, bright La Boca. View the ornate Teatro Colon and pay homage to Eva (Evita) Peron in the final resting place of Buenos Aires’ most noteworthy residents, Recoleta Cemetery. Embrace Argentinian culture at a Be My Guest experience this evening as you ‘Connect with Locals’, joining a local family in Palermo Soho who’ll share their homemade family recipes, the secrets of kneading bread and the art of the passionate Tango.

Day 3: Buenos Aires – Tierra del Fuego National Park – Ushuaia

An expedition through the extraordinary landscapes of Patagonia begins today as you fly to the world’s southernmost city, Ushuaia. On arrival, explore the dramatic landscapes of Tierra del Fuego National Park, Argentinian’s southern-most national park on the border of Chile. Join a Local Specialist to delve deep into its natural splendor. Admire its beautiful waterfalls, forests and snow-capped mountains in which the wildlife of this area find sanctuary. Keep a keen eye out for red foxes, condors, eagles and beavers. Come face to face with the biological richness of Tierra del Fuego Island and its incredible scenic beauty, enjoying views over the Beagle Channel at Ensenada Bay, the glacial waters of Roca Lake and the deep Bay of Lapataia Bay. This evening, dinner is served at your hotel on the Beagle Channel, so named for the famous HMS Beagle on which Charles Darwin once sailed the southern seas and saw glaciers for the first time.

Hotel: Los Yamanas, 2 nights

Day 4: Ushuaia

This morning, join a Local Specialist and your fellow travellers for a tour of Ushuaia including a visit to the Museo Maritimo y Del Presidio, where you’ll explore the history of the Prison at the End of the World and learn about the famous prisoners who were incarcerated there. Later, delve into its history as a former penal colony and missionary base on your own, or consider joining an optional cruise excursion on the Beagle Channel focusing on the scenic archipelago, wildlife and history. Learn about the great shipwrecks of the region, as well as the dogged determination of the first European explorers, who in the 19th century navigated this inhospitable region which has since had a turbulent history. Consider taking a longer excursion that includes views of lazy colonies of sea lions and Magellanic penguins, which Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan first saw in the early 16th century.

Day 5: Ushuaia – El Calafate

Leave the “end of the world” and fly to El Calafate on the shores of Lake Argentino, the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park with its spectacular Perito Moreno Glacier. You’ll have a rare opportunity to explore the otherworldly landscape of massive glaciers, interconnected fjords and mountainside glacial lakes over the next few days, but not before perhaps tucking into the Calafate berry after which the town is named to secure your return to this mystical region.

Hotel: Kosten Aike, 2 nights

Day 6: Los Glaciares National Park Excursion

The day is dedicated to a deep exploration of the striking UNESCO-listed Los Glaciares National Park. Touring with a Local Specialist, you’ll come face-to-face with its arctic blue and white glaciers that are fed by the massive South Patagonian Ice Field, milky colored glacial lakes and towering snowcapped peaks. Discover the magnificent Perito Moreno Glacier, which towers above the icy waters of Lake Argentino. You could perhaps witness massive igloo icebergs plunging into the lake with thunderous force. Experience the rugged solitude of the windswept steppe and the quiet southern beach forests, before heading back to El Calafate for an evening spent at leisure. Consider indulging all your senses savouring the town’s famous Patagonian lamb paired with a delectable glass of Argentina’s Malbec, or pop into the glaciarium for a chilly encounter that will warm your polar heart.

Day 7: El Calafate – Torres del Paine National Park

The Patagonian Steppes give way to the granite spires of Paine, otherwise known as Cleopatra’s Needles, the main features of the UNESCO-listed Torres del Paine National Park. We’ll join a Local Specialist to delve behind the scenes of this extraordinary frontier land that few have explored. Connect with the inspiring natural landscape, celebrating one of the world’s last true wilderness areas. Wander past cascading waterfalls, roaring creeks, shimmering lakes and jagged mountain spires. Your afternoon in the park will feature the Torres towers seen from the eastern region. Observe cyanobacteria with stromatolites formations at the Laguna Amarga caldera before stopping at Blue Lagoon with its distinct cerulean blue waters. Dinner with wine awaits at your hotel.

Hotel: Hosteria Las Torres, 2 nights

Day 8: Torres Del Paine National Park Sightseeing

Continue your in-depth exploration of Torres Del Paine, venturing deep into the heart of the park with a Local Specialist. Embark on a short hike to see natural landmarks up close and view stunning landscapes from scenic outlooks especially chosen to showcase the surrounding beauty of the area. See Puente Negro (Black Bridge) crossing the Paine River, Nordenskjöld Lookout, Sarmiento Lookout, Lake Pehoé and Salto Grande waterfall. After enjoying an alfresco gourmet box lunch, join a narrated boat trip across the length of the lake to imposing Grey Glacier, which tumbles down from the massive Southern Patagonia Ice Field. This evening is yours to relax and enjoy dinner with wine served at the hotel.

Day 9: Torres Del Paine – Puerto Natales

Follow your Local Specialist on the famous “W” Trail that stretches from the northern shores of Lake Nordenskjöld, named after a Scandinavian explorer who probed much of the region in the early 20th century. Head to the snowcapped Monte Almirante Nieto, which anchors the southeastern extreme of the Paine Massif. Wander past pebbled beaches, rugged steppe landscapes and Andes shrublands on your journey. After lunch, visit the Milodon Cave, where evidence of a giant prehistoric ground sloth was found by German Explorer Hermann Eberhard. There is also evidence of prehistoric human habitation within Cueva del Milodón, dating back as early as 6000 BC. Your base is the colourful fishing town of Pueto Natales on the Seno Ùltima Esperanza where one of Trafalgar’s Stays with Stories is your home-away-from-home for the next two nights. This warm, ecologically sound building, set against the backdrop of Patagonian steppes that lead up to the mountainscape beyond, lets the rugged outdoors Patagonian landscape inside.

Hotel: Remota Patagonia Lodge

Day 10: Puerto Natales, Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers Excursion

Today’s exploration takes you by boat up the Rio Serrano, passing the Southern Icefield (Campo de Hielo Sur) toward the icy turquoise sheets of the Serrano Glacier. Take some time with a Local Specialist to explore the impressive glacier with a hike through unspoiled, cool rainforest landscapes to Seno Ultima Esperanza (“Fjord of the Last Hope”) where you will see the rest of the Southern Patagonian Icefield. Continue through the fjord by boat with views of the Balmaceda Glacier and Serrano Glaciers in the background. This evening, join your Travel Director and new friends for a Farewell Dinner and toast to an unforgettable expedition to the ends of the earth.

Day 11: Puerto Natales – Punta Arenas – Depart Santiago

Depart this morning for the peninsula town of Punta Arenas to board your flight to Santiago International Airport, where your Patagonia adventure ends or extend your holiday with an extension to Easter Island.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 04$6.895.00$8,890.00
February: 01, 08, 29$6.895.00$8,890.00
March: 21, 28$6.895.00$8,890.00
April: 04$6.795.00$8,790.00
September: 26$6.795.00$8,790.00
October: 10, 24$6.895.00$8,890.00
November: 07, 21$6.895.00$8,890.00
December: 26$6.895.00$8,890.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 7 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Flights: Air Ticket: Buenos Aires – Ushuaia - El Calafate / Punta Arenas - Santiago
Accommodation: 10 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Brazil, Argentina & Chile Unveiled with Peru

On this South America tour, experience some of South America’s most exciting cities, gorgeous natural wonders, and famous historic sites. You’ll overnight in Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Lima, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and Cusco.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Welcome to spectacular Rio de Janeiro, home to whitesand beaches and host of the 2016 Summer Olympics! Settle into your hotel and meet your Tour Director, who will have pointers for your free – time exploration.

Hotel: Windsor Plaza Copacabana, 3 nights

Day 2: Rio De Janeiro

Sprawling between majestic granite peaks and the blue South Atlantic, Rio is a city of beauty, wonder, and energy. Guided sightseeing begins with a drive along Rio’s famed Leblon, Ipanema, and Copacabana beaches. Take the cog railway 701 metres (2,300 feet) up to the summit of Corcovado to view the famous Christ the Redeemer statue and 360 – degree views of Guanabara Bay and the bustling city below. Your afternoon is free to explore on your own. Perhaps join an optional excursion to a nearby favela for a glimpse into the life of these colourful communities that nearly 20% of the people call home. Tonight, perhaps opt for a dinner at a local churrascaria, serving prime meats, seafood, and fish.

Day 3: Rio De Janeiro

A free day in Rio allows you to relax on one of the famous beaches or take an optional excursion to the historic city of Petropolis to see the former summer palace of Emperor Pedro II.

Day 4: Rio De Janeiro – Iguassu Falls

A morning flight takes you to Iguassu Falls, one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. Upon arrival, journey to the Brazilian side of the falls to see the mammoth series of 275 waterfalls cascading over a precipice almost two miles wide and 84 metres (250 feet) deep. Walk into Devil’s Throat Canyon, where the clouds of mist, thundering roar, and 180 – degree rainbows surround you –  an unforgettable experience!

Hotel: Recanto Park, 2 nights

Day 5: Iguassu Falls

Cross the border for a visit of the Argentine side of Iguassu Falls. Begin with a short ride on the open – air Ecological Jungle Train through the rainforest. A series of boardwalks takes you above the falls to see the water crashing down into the Devil’s Throat. Your afternoon is free to explore, or you may opt to visit the Bird Park, home to many species of endemic birds, as well as flora from the area.

Day 6: Iguassu Falls – Buenos Aires, Argentina

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina’s cosmopolitan capital. After settling into your hotel, an orientation tour familiarises you with the “Paris of South America” and its wide boulevards, outdoor cafes, and charming shops.

Hotel: Kenton Palace, 3 nights

Day 7: Buenos Aires

Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide focuses on the city’s landmarks, including the Teatro Colon Opera House and Plaza de Mayo, site of La Casa Rosada (the President’s Pink House), and Metropolitan Cathedral. Also, visit La Boca and San Telmo, one of Buenos Aires’ oldest neighbourhoods, and Recoleta Cemetery, where Eva Peron is buried. End your day with an Argentinean meal, followed by a sensuous Tango Show.

Day 8: Buenos Aires

Today is free for independent activities, or you can take an optional excursion to visit a local estancia (ranch) to experience the life of the gauchos (cowboys), as well as traditional dance performances and a barbecue lunch.

Day 9: Buenos Aires – Santiago, Chile

Fly over the majestic Andes to Santiago, Chile’s scenic capital between the Pacific and the Andes. With a coastline more than 4264 kilometres (2,650 miles) long, Chile is more than 10 times longer than it is wide. With a distinctly European flavour accented with Latin flair, Santiago is one of South America’s most sophisticated and modern cities.

Hotel: Marina Las Condes, 3 nights

Day 10: Santiago

Your guided city tour introduces you to Santiago – the country’s political, commercial, and cultural capital. View La Moneda Government Palace and San Cristobal Hill with its landmark statue of the Virgin Mary. Also, see Club Hipico, one of the most renowned horseracing tracks in South America. Your tour ends at the city’s main square, Plaza de Armas, with a visit to the relicfilled Cathedral. Your afternoon is at leisure. This evening, consider the optional Chilean Folkloric Dinner Show.

Day 11: Santiago

Today, enjoy a day at leisure. A trip to Valparaiso and Vina del Mar is highly recommended. A leisurely drive through the countryside and vineyards delivers you to Valparaiso, a city of 42 hills and the inspiration of many artists and poets. On to the chic seaside resort of Vina del Mar, full of unusual architecture and beautiful gardens. This evening, enjoy a farewell dinner to celebrate your exciting Latin American holiday.

Day 12: Santiago – Lima, Peru

Board a flight for Lima, Peru. Heralded as the “City of Kings” by Spanish conquistadors, Lima retains vestiges of its opulent past with its colonial buildings and world – class museums.

Hotel: Jose Antonio Lima, 2 nights

Day 13: Lima

Sightseeing today focuses on Lima’s colonial heritage. Visit the 11th – century San Francisco Monastery, with Spanish and Moorish architecture throughout. Continue to Plaza Mayor, where you will see the Government Palace that houses the presidential palace and the cathedral where the founder of Lima, Francisco Pizarro’s, remains are buried.

Day 14: Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley

Fly to Cusco high in the Andes and upon arrival, descend into the Sacred Valley. Stop at Awanakancha and learn about the importance of camelids (llama, vicuna, alpaca, and guanaco) for Inca cultures. Continue to PISAC, a charming village with an famous Indian Market – a great place to buy souvenirs! Later, arrive at your hotel nestled in the Sacred Valley.

Hotel: La Casona Yucay, 2 nights

Day 15: Sacred Valley

Visit the village of Ollantaytambo and the Inca ruins of the same name. Explore the archaeological site that was the scene of the Inca resistance during the Spanish conquest. Next, visit a Local Inca Home to see life in a traditional village, which has been remarkably well preserved. Also, visit the Seminario Ceramics Workshop to learn about Peruvian ancient and modern art. End your day at a local chicheria for a taste of a typical Inca drink in Peru called chicha.

Day 16: Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu

Board the Vistadome Train that cuts a path through the Urubamba Valley bound for Aguas Calientes, the town closest to the “Lost City of the Incas.” Ascend the mountainside to the sacred refuge of Machu Picchu. Your guide recounts the many accomplishments of the Incas as you tour the ruins dating back to the 15th century.

Hotel: El Mapi by Inkaterra

Day 17: Machu Picchu – Cusco

This morning, enjoy some free time to explore the mountain town of Aguas Calientes; perhaps visit the local market, quaint boutiques, or take a walk along nearby trails. Later, return to Cusco, former capital of the Inca Empire.

Hotel: Jose Antonio Cusco, 2 nights

Day 18: Cusco

A guided sightseeing tour of Cusco focuses on the city that was once the political, military, and cultural epicentre of the Incas. Visit Santo Domingo Monastery and the Cathedral in the Plaza de Armas, which houses a magnificent collection of artwork. Continue to the hillside overlooking Cusco for a visit to the Temple Of Sacsayhuaman. Also, see the ruins of Kenko and Puca Pucara before returning to Cusco.

Day 19: Cusco – Lima

A short flight brings you back to Lima. Transfer to your hotel, and enjoy time to explore the city.

Hotel: Jose Antonio Lima

Day 20: Depart Lima

Your holiday ends after breakfast this morning.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 12$6,027.00$7,658.00
February: 09$6,027.00$7,658.00
March: 08, 22$6,027.00$7,658.00
May: 17$6,027.00$7,658.00
July: 12$6,027.00$7,658.00
September: 13$6,027.00$7,658.00
October: 04, 11$6,027.00$7,658.00
November: 01$6,027.00$7,658.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 19 breakfasts, 7 dinners
Transport: Deluxe air-conditioned coach
Flights: Air Ticket: Rio De Janeiro - Iguassu Falls - Buenos Aires - Santiago - Lima - Cusco - Lima
Accommodation: 19 nights accommodation
Guide: Professional Tour Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Icons of South America

Experience the inspiring culture and natural beauty of Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Peru on this Discoveries trip. Bear witness to South America’s iconic cities and landscapes as you journey to World Heritage Sites and unlock a diverse continent steeped in dynamic cultures and ancient Inca history.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Lima

Welcome to the “City of Kings”. On arrival in the Peruvian capital of Lima, you’ll be transferred to your hotel in the exclusive barrio of San Isidro. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception where you will meet your fellow travellers and Travel Director.

Hotel: Novotel Lima, 2 nights

Day 2: Lima Sightseeing

Embark on a full day exploring Francisco Pizarro’s Capital of the New World. Immerse yourself in Lima’s UNESCO-listed Historic Center, admiring the Plaza de Armas with its iconic cathedral and government palace. Visit the Church of San Francisco, descending into the catacombs where Lima’s residents were buried for centuries. Later this morning, we’ll meet local chef Ignacio Barrios, joining him for a walk through a local market while he explains how the local produce is used in traditional Peruvian cooking. Visit his cooking school for a Be My Guest lunch where you’ll gain insights into preparing some of the most popular local dishes, then ‘Connect with Locals’ over lunch, sampling some of the dishes that were prepared. The rest of the afternoon and evening are yours to explore on your terms.

Day 3: Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley

We’ll visit the Pisac market and admire the exquisitely crafted Quechuan wares. ‘Dive into Culture’ and meet Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez, a master Quechua weaver, and the first person from her village to attend university. She been an ambassador for Andean traditions since she began learning ancient pre-Columbian weaving techniques as a young girl in the 1960s. ‘Make a Difference’ as your visit helps to preserve and promote traditional pre-Columbian weaving techniques in the 21st century.

Hotel: Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay

Day 4: Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu

Our first stop on our journey back to the time of the Incas is Ollantaytambo, a former stronghold built using colossal stone blocks. We journey to the Lost City in the Clouds next, boarding the Vistadome train to the great citadel of Machu Picchu. Join your Local Specialist to explore the UNESCO-listed hilltop fortress including the great Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and intricately carved Intihuatana. We’ll dine at our hotel this evening.

Hotel: El Mapi by Inkaterra

Day 5: Machu Picchu – Cusco

Reconnect with Machu Picchu this morning. If you’re feeling adventurous, hike up to the Gate of the Sun to witness first-hand the beauty of the misty peak and valley below. Take a moment to admire the stonework and ancient engineering feats that went into building this mystical city on top of an isolated mountain. This afternoon, we board a train to Cusco, stopping en route at a local chicheria for a taste of chicha. ‘Dive into Culture’ and learn how this traditional Peruvian corn beer is brewed by the local women of the nearby village.

Hotel: Novotel Cusco, 2 nights

Day 6: Cusco Sightseeing

Gear up for a full-day of Cusco sightseeing. Explore the Inca and Spanish roots of the “Imperial City”, unlocking its best kept secrets with a Local Specialist. See the baroque Cathedral on the main Plaza de Armas, then delve deeper into the history of the Church of Santo Domingo, built atop Korikancha, the Temple of the Sun. Venture beyond the city to visit the intriguing megalith ruins of Sacsayhuaman. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure before gathering for a Regional Dinner at a local restaurant,. Savour Cusquenian gastronomy against the backdrop of a traditional dance performance.

Day 7: Cusco – Lima

We return to Lima where we’ll have an afternoon at leisure to explore the city or simply relax. Later, meet your Local Specialist and curator at the Larco Museum, home to the largest private collection of 7th century pre-Columbian art in the world. Gain insights into the evolution and culture of ancient Peruvian societies as you explore this 18th century vice-royal mansion. Tonight, we enjoy a Regional Dinner alfresco in the museum’s garden restaurant with all the essentials taken care of.

Hotel: Novotel Lima

Day 8: Lima – Santiago

Bid farewell to Peru and fly to Chile’s fashionable capital, Santiago. On arrival, you’ll be taken to your luxury hotel in Las Condes.

Hotel: InterContinental Santiago, 2 nights

Day 9: Santiago Sightseeing

Join a Local Specialist this morning for an in-depth orientation of the city. The flavours of crisp Chardonnay beckon after a visit to the city’s Central market. We journey to Casablanca Valley, Chile’s wine region, stopping at a popular winery for a gourmet lunch served out on the exquisite surrounds. ‘Dive into Culture’ and meet a local winemaker for a personalised winery experience with exclusive tasting.

Day 10: Santiago – Puerto Montt – Puerto Varas

We fly to the coastal port of Puerto Montt this morning. From there it’s on to Puerto Varas for a tour of the “City of Roses”. On arrival at your lakeside hotel, you’ll have the rest of the day at leisure before joining your travel companions for dinner.

Hotel: Cabana del Lago

Day 11: Puerto Varas – Lake Crossing – Bariloche

This morning’s first stop will see you admire the waters of Petrohue River cascading dramatically over volcanic rocks. We’ll cruise over Todos Los Santos Lake, keeping a keen eye for Andean condors against the backdrop of the Osorno Volcano. Journey through unforgettable landscapes of snow-capped mountains, lush forests and alpine lakes. Enjoy a lunch stop in Peulla before crossing the border into Argentina. We’ll cruise Lake Nahuel Huapi en route to Swiss-inspired Bariloche.

Hotel: NH Edelweiss Bariloche, 2 nights

Day 12: Bariloche Sightseeing

Meet a Local Specialist this morning, making your way along the “Circuito Chico” for epic mountain views and shimmering lake waters in Nahuel Huapi National Park. We visit Playa Bonita and admire the beautiful natural setting below from the hilltop of St. Edward’s Chapel. Take a ride on the chairlift up to Cerro Campanario for a bird’s eye view of the peaks of Catedral and Tronador. Today’s “sweet spot” lies in Bariloche’s centuries-old chocolate heritage. We ‘Dive into Culture’, exploring the production area and sampling a tantalising variety of melt-in-your-mouth selections.

Day 13: Bariloche – Buenos Aires

Fly from the edge of Patagonia to the lively city of Buenos Aires where you will join your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for an exclusive ‘Connect with Locals’ dinner in Palermo Soho. A local family and long-time residents of this trendy neighbourhood welcome us into their home sharing the fruits of homemade family recipes for a Be My Guest experience. Discover the secrets of kneading fresh country bread and learn about the art of the Tango.

Hotel: InterContinental Buenos Aires, 3 nights

Day 14: Buenos Aires Sightseeing

Connect with Argentina’s capital this morning, joining a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of the iconic Casa Rosada and barrios of La Boca, San Telmo and Palermo. Spend some time admiring the ornate façades of Teatro Colon, then head to Recoleta cemetery to pay tribute to Argentina’s former first lady, Eva Peron (Evita). Spend the afternoon at leisure, before meeting your travel companions for a Regional Dinner this evening to savour the authentic taste of Argentina Asado. ‘Dive into Culture’ as you witness the fire and passion of a traditional Tango performance by some of the best dancers in Buenos Aires.

Day 15: Buenos Aires Free Time

Relish a morning and afternoon to explore the “Paris of South America” on your terms. Perhaps visit the country’s finest museum, admiring the art on display at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes or consider a visit into the country at a traditional estancia where you’ll enjoy an authentic parrillada lunch.

Day 16: Buenos Aires – Iguassu Falls

Fly to Iguassu Falls in Argentina and meet a Local Specialist for a visit to the UNESCO-listed Iguassu National Park. Take a front-row seat on board an open-air ecological jungle train, keeping your camera close at hand as you stroll along the walkways to get an up-close view of the fury of Devil’s Throat Falls. We cross the border into Brazil and enjoy a relaxing evening and dinner at our resort.

Hotel: Wish Resort Golf Foz de Iguassu, 2 nights

Day 17: Iguassu Falls Sightseeing

Wake up in paradise and return to Iguassu National Park – this time to explore the Brazilian side of the falls. Your Local Specialist will be close at hand to take you on an immersive walk through the evergreen rainforest fed by the spray of the falls.

Day 18: Iguassu Falls – Rio de Janeiro

Enjoy a soul-stirring encounter with Iguassu National Park this morning, meeting your Local Specialist to gain further insights into this extraordinary natural wonderland. We’ll fly to vibrant Rio de Janeiro this afternoon and transfer to our hotel with magnificent oceanviews over the playground of Copacabana Beach.

Hotel: Miramar by Windsor Oceanview Rooms, 3 nights

Day 19: Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing

Your Rio adventure begins today as you join a Local Specialist to ascend Sugarloaf Mountain by cable car for spectacular city views. Make the most of your afternoon by exploring this vibrant city at your leisure.

Day 20: Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing

Hop aboard a classic cogwheel train to the summit of Corcovado, the site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue. As the day unfolds, visit the iconic and unexpected sites with a Local Specialist including an 18th century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church. Later this afternoon, we’ll ‘Dive into Culture’ at a Samba school for in-depth insights into how the school operates and prepares for the annual Rio Carnival. Admire the original costumes used in the celebrations. Then, sway those hips Samba-style as you take part in a private dance lesson accompanied by a musical Samba Trio. This evening, we’ll visit a churrascaria for a Farewell Dinner complete with a splash of festive caipirinha mixing.

Day 21: Depart Rio de Janeiro

Today marks the last day of this Icons of South America adventure. Fit in some last-minute exploring and souvenir shopping until your transfer to the airport or consider extending your stay in Rio at the Miramar by Windsor.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 18$9,975.00$12,970.00
February: 08$10,225.00$13,220.00
March: 07, 21$10,225.00$13,220.00
April: 11$10,225.00$13,220.00
September: 05, 19$10,325.00$13,320.00
October: 03, 17, 31$10,325.00$13,320.00
November: 14$10,150.00$13,145.00
December: 05$10,150.00$13,145.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 20 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 10 dinners
Transport: Luxury air-conditioned coach
Flights: Air Ticket: Lima - Cusco - Lima - Santiago - Puerto Montt / Bariloche - Buenos Aires - Iguassu Falls - Rio de Janeiro
Accommodation: 20 nights accommodation
Guide: An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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