The Obelisk in Buenos Aires, ArgentinaPanoramic View of Santiago, Chile with snow covered Andes in the backgroundVineyard near Mendoza, ArgentinaTourists near the Iguazu Falls, waterfalls of the Iguazu River on the border of the Argentina and the BrazilThe statue of Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor) at Corcovado in Rio De Janeiro in Brazil

The Obelisk in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Panoramic View of Santiago, Chile with snow covered Andes in the background

Vineyard near Mendoza, Argentina

Tourists near the Iguazu Falls, waterfalls of the Iguazu River on the border of the Argentina and the Brazil

The statue of Christ the Redeemer (Cristo Redentor) at Corcovado in Rio De Janeiro in Brazil

Description

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the acclaimed cities of Santiago, Buenos Aires, and Rio de Janeiro with insightful guides
  • Stroll along Santiago’s colorful main avenue “Alameda” and its Providencia shopping zone
  • Cross the majestic Andes Mountains and see the “Inca Bridge”
  • Savor a wine tasting experience in Argentina’s Mendoza
  • Cruise along the endless channels of Argentina’s Paraná-Delta brimming with verdant islands
  • Take-in the amazement of Iguassu Falls on both the Argentine and Brazilian sides
  • Follow the cascade paths and catwalk to Devil’s Throat Observation Point, the fall’s best observation point
  • Board a cog train on Corcovado Mountain to view Rio’s iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer
  • Get into a Samba state of mind or “CARIOCA” in Rio de Janeiro


Itinerary

Day 1 - MON I SANTIAGO

Arrive in Santiago and transfer to your hotel. On our city tour see San Francisco Church, Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the National History Museum, Santiago’s main avenue “Alameda,” and “Palacio de la Moneda.” Enjoy vistas of Santiago and the Andes Mountains from San Cristóbal Hill, then go to the Providencia shopping zone.

Day 2 - TUE I SANTIAGO

This morning greets you with the opportunity to explore Santiago on your own. This city of contrasts showcases the remains of its colonial past in stark contrast with the ultramodern, high-rise buildings of its financial center. Venture along at leisure or you may choose to participate in an optional excursion to Valparaiso and Viña del Mar. (B)

Day 3 - WED I SANTIAGO I MENDOZA

After breakfast, transfer for your full day panoramic bus journey crossing the majestic Andes. Pass the city of Los Andes and Portillo, Chile’s most important center of winter sports situated at the foot of South America’s highest mountain, the Aconcagua. Cross into Argentina and see the “Puente del Inca,” or “Inca Bridge.” Pass Penitentes, Argentina’s best-known ski resort, before reaching Mendoza. (B)

Day 4 - THU I MENDOZA

Today we will head out to Mendoza's agricultural oasis, home to 70% of Argentina’s vineyards. Learn about the wine making process and enjoy a wine tasting experience at two different vineyards in the oenological center of South America. This afternoon is yours at leisure to explore or choose to participate in an optional half day city tour showcasing the culture and history and its foundation by the Spanish colonizers four centuries ago. (B)

Day 5 - FRI I MENDOZA I BUENOS AIRES

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. This afternoon get to know the city at your own pace. Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is a cosmopolitan place that showcases European cultural influences. During the day, many attractions beckon: museums, art galleries, shops, parks, tree-lined boulevards, and much more. At night opt for a visit to a “tango” bar or acclaimed local restaurant. (B)

Day 6 - SAT I BUENOS AIRES

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, then get in touch with the birth city of the Tango. During your city tour you will drive along the 9 de Julio Avenue, where you will pass close to the Colon Theatre, one of the world’s best-known opera houses. See the Pyramid de Mayo, the Presidential Palace, the Cabinet, and the Metropolitan Cathedral. Next stop is the famous Café Tortoni, the oldest literary café of the city where you will enjoy a cup of coffee and a snack. View “The Obelisque.” Enjoy history and modern-day musings at every turn as you discover its various neighborhoods, from San Telmo with its signature tango parlors; to Europeaninspired La Boca, trendy Puerto Madero, and La Recoleta Cultural Center. This evening enjoy a Tango Show at tango house La Ventana followed by dinner. (B,D)

Day 7 - SUN I BUENOS AIRES

Full day at leisure to relax and explore on your own or take advantage of one of the many optional tours that will be available. (B)

Day 8 - MON I BUENOS AIRES I IGUASSU FALLS

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Iguassu, one of the greatest wonders of nature in South America located amid a sub-tropical forest in the triangle of Argentina, Paraguay, and Brazil. Visiting the Argentine side of the falls, make a short stop at the Visitor’s Center and proceed from there along the Inferior Circuit (the down-river falls) to the Superior Circuit (the up-river cascades). You can also take the Ecological Train to The Devil’s Throat observation point. After your visit transfer to your hotel on the Brazilian side of the falls. (B)

Day 9 - TUE I IGUASSU FALLS

Excitement rings in the day starting with a visit of the Brazilian side of the falls. Step along the paths following cascades, then walk along the catwalk that leads very close to the bottom of Devil’s Throat for the most magnificent of views. An elevator takes you up to the road level to board the coach back to the hotel and an evening at leisure to enjoy the area. (B)

Day 10 - WED I IGUASSU FALLS I RIO DE JANEIRO

Transfer for your flight to Rio de Janeiro and on to your hotel upon arrival. Rio is situated in a 15-mile-strip of land, wedged between mountains and sea. There are some thirty miles separating downtown Flamengo, from far-flung Recreio, bordered on one side by the blue sea and on the other by verdant hills. Between them lies a colorful state of mind called CARIOCA, with almost 8 million locals who samba their way through life, relaxed and high-spirited! (B)

Day 11 - THU I RIO DE JANEIRO

A full day city tour is on today’s exhilarating agenda. Head to Cosme Velho Station and board a cog train for the scenic ride through Tijuca Forest up Corcovado Mountain to view the towering statue of Christ the Redeemer. Descend by train and head past Rio’s world-famous beaches, then board a cable car for a two-staged ascent up Sugarloaf Mountain. Next, it’s on to Guanabara Bay and Flamengo Park towards downtown for a panoramic tour of famed attractions. (B)

Day 12 - FRI I RIO DE JANEIRO TO USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY)

Share breakfast at your hotel in Rio and get ready to take some of the samba life home! Transfer to the airport in Rio for your return flight. (B)

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Includes

  • Hotel accommodations for 11 nights
  • Daily buffet breakfast & 1 dinner
  • All transfers and services are via motorcoach with English-speaking guide
  • Half day Santiago city tour
  • Visit of two different vineyards in Mendoza
  • Visit the Argentine side of the Iguassu Falls
  • Visit the Brazilian side of the Iguassu Falls
  • Full day city tour to Sugarloaf & Corcovado mountains and cultural attractions
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Hotels

Rio de Janeiro

Windsor Excelsior| hotels in Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Windsor Excelsior

2 Nights / Style
After the course of a year in pursuit of improving the implementation of sustainable actions, Windsor Atlantica Hotel, l...

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OR

Windsor Plaza Copacabana| hotels in Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Windsor Plaza Copacabana

2 Nights / Comfort
The Windsor Plaza Hotel is also incorporated to the beautiful landscape of the southern area of Rio de Janeiro. Located ...

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Mendoza

Huentala Hotel| hotels in Mendoza Argentina

Huentala Hotel

2 Nights / Style
Featuring a swimming pool, a fitness centre and an art gallery, Huentala Hotel offers classy rooms with free Wi-Fi, and ...

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Iguassu Falls

Recanto Cataratas Thermas Resort| hotels in Iguassu Falls Brazil

Recanto Cataratas Thermas Resort

2 Nights / Comfort
Recanto Cataratas Thermas Resort & Convention boasts a water park with thermal pools, a bowling alley and a nightclu...

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OR

Wish Resort Golf Convention| hotels in Iguassu Falls Brazil

Wish Resort Golf Convention

2 Nights / Style
Wish Foz do Iguaçu offers 5-star accommodation in Foz do Iguaçu. The luxury hotel owns the 2016 Best Resort Award, as ...

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Santiago

Hotel Principado Express| hotels in Santiago Chile

Hotel Principado Express

2 Nights / Comfort
Located 100 m from Baquedano subway station, Hotel Principado Express offers accommodations in Santiago. Free WiFi acces...

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Marina Las Condes| hotels in Santiago Chile

Marina Las Condes

2 Nights / Style
Featuring a rooftop swimming pool and hot tub with panoramic views of the city and mountains, Best Western Premier Marin...

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Buenos Aires

Loi Suites Esmeralda| hotels in Buenos Aires Argentina

Loi Suites Esmeralda

3 Nights / Comfort
Loi Suites Esmeralda offers 1 and 2-room apartments with a modern stylish décor, only 200 m from San Martin Square. Wi-...

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OR

Hotel Grand Brizo| hotels in Buenos Aires Argentina

Hotel Grand Brizo

3 Nights / Style
Attractively set in the heart of Buenos Aires, Hotel Grand Brizo Buenos Aires is 300 m from The Obelisk of Buenos Aires....

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Notes

    All rates are per person, based on double occupancy. Extra nights and triple occupancy available upon request. Rates are not valid during certain holidays and blackout periods. Visa to Brazil is required for US citizens.
    Please call for special international airfares and domestic flights in Economy or Business Class.
    Services and meals not listed in the itinerary, beverages during the meals, hotel extras, personal expenses and tips for guides, drivers, and waitresses, as well as local flights within South America are not included.

    Important information: This is a guaranteed departure, seat in motorcoach, with shared services valid for the specific dates shown above.
    All flights within South America must be booked through Central Holidays.

Departures & Rates

HOTEL/STARTING FROM PRICES VALID THRU NOV. 2019

This tour can also be booked on a private car basis* which is available daily.

   Double  Single
 Travel in Comfort  $2,279  $3,519
 Travel in Style  $2,989  $3,969



Travel in Comfort

2019

Date Double Single
January 07 $2279 $2999
February 11 $2279 $2999
March 11 $2279 $2999
March 18 $2279 $2999
April 01 $2279 $2999
September 23 $2279 $2999
October 07 $2279 $2999
October 14 $2279 $2999
November 11 $2279 $2999
November 18 $2279 $2999



Travel in Style

2019

Date Double Single
January 07 $2479 $3419
February 11 $2479 $3419
March 11 $2479 $3419
March 18 $2479 $3419
April 01 $2479 $3419
September 23 $2479 $3419
October 07 $2479 $3419
October 14 $2479 $3419
November 11 $2479 $3419
November 18 $2479 $3419


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