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DAY 1

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TUE

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SANTIAGO

Arrive in Santiago and transfer to your hotel.

On our city tour, see San Francisco church, European-inspired Barrio

Paris & Londres and Barrio Concha y Toro, 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

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WED

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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

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THU

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SANTIAGO

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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

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FRI

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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

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

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SAT

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MENDOZA

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BUENOS AIRES

Transfer to the airport for

your flight to Buenos Aires, then embark on an afternoon city tour.

See The Pyramid de Mayo, the Presidential palace, the Cabinet, and

the Metropolitan Cathedral. 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

European-inspired La Boca, trendy Puerto Madero, and La Recoleta

Cultural Center. (B)

DAY 6

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SUN

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BUENOS AIRES

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, then 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 visit to a “tango” bar or acclaimed local

restaurant. Optional excursions are available to a typical Estancia or

to San Telmo Market. (B)

DAY 7

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MON

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BUENOS AIRES

Get ready for outdoor adventuring in

Tigre, a charming area near Buenos Aires known for its splendor of

summer residences, yacht clubs, and rowing clubs. Drive along the

Northern residential districts of the city and arrive at San Isidro, a

colonial and aristocratic area. Cruise along the near-endless

channels of the Paraná-Delta and view the many area islands

brimming with lush vegetation. Drive back to the city via the

Panamericana highway. (B)

DAY 8

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TUE

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BUENOS AIRES

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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. (B)

DAY 9

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WED

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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

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THU

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IGUASSU FALLS

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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, 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

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FRI

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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 Sugar Loaf Mountain. Next it’s on to

Guanabara Bay and Flamengo Park towards downtown for a

panoramic tour of famed attractions. (B)

DAY 12

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SAT

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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)

(B) Breakfast - (L) Lunch - (D) Dinner

HOTEL/STARTING FROM PRICES

VALID THRU APRIL 2019

Travel in Comfort

Double Single

$2,119

$2,909

City

Nights Hotels or similar (Type of room)

Santiago

2

Hotel Principado Express (Standard)

Mendoza

2

Hotel Huentala (Classic)

Buenos Aires

3

Cyan Hotel De Las Americas (Standard)

Iguassu Falls

2

Recanto Park (Standard)

Rio de Janeiro

2

Hotel Windsor Plaza Copacabana (Superior)

Travel in Style

Double Single

$2,329

$3,339

City

Nights Hotels or similar (Type of room)

Santiago

2

Hotel Marina Las Condes (Standard)

Mendoza

2

American Executive (Standard)

Buenos Aires

3

Hotel NH Buenos Aires City (Standard)

Iguassu Falls

2

Hotel Wish Resort Golf Convention (Superior)

Rio de Janeiro

2

Hotel Windsor Excelsior Copacabana

(Superior)

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.

Reciprocity fee is required for US citizens to enter Argentina. 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 fixed group 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.

This tour can be offered on FIT basis with the exception of Day 3 Santiago/Mendoza

transfer & Day 7 half day Tigre Tour. Please inquire.

INCLUDED FEATURES

Hotel accommodation for 11 nights

Daily buffet breakfast

All transfers and services are via motorcoach with English

speaking guide

Half day Santiago city tour

Visit of a winery in Mendoza

Half day Buenos Aires city tour

Half day Tigre Tour

Visit the Argentine side of the Iguassu Falls

Visit the Brazilian side of the Iguassu Falls

Full day city tour to Sugarloaf, Corcovado mountains &

cultural attractions

Document holder and luggage tags

Hotel taxes and service charges

2018 Dates: Jan 9; Feb 20; Mar 6; Apr 10; Sep 25; Oct 9 & 16;

Nov 13 & 20