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Day 1: Santiago
Day 2: Santiago
Day 3: Valparaiso
Day 4: Torres del Paine National Park
Day 5: Torres del Paine National Park
Day 6: Torres del Paine National Park
Day 7: Calafate
Day 8: Perito Moreno Glacier

Day 9: Buenos Aires
Day 10: Buenos Aires
Day 11: Buenos Aires
Day 12: Iguassu Falls (Argentina side)
Day 13: Iguassu Falls (Brazil side)
Day 14: Rio de Janeiro
Day 15: Rio de Janeiro
Day 16: Rio de Janeiro

  • Day 1 - ARRIVE SANTIAGO

    Arrive into Santiago today.
    On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (Private Transfer)

  • Day 2 - SANTIAGO

    This morning enjoy a tour of Santiago, commencing downtown with Palacio de La Moneda Presidential Palace which was originally a colonial mint. Continue to the Plaza de Armas, Cathedral and Central Post Office. A short walk away is the Museum of pre-Hispanic Art with over 700 exhibits. Continue to San Cristobal Hill for a panoramic view of the city and the omnipresent Andes, before heading uptown to the modern areas of the city, providing a contrast to the more traditional constructions seen earlier in the day. (B.) (Private Tour)

  • Day 3 - SANTIAGO - VALPARAISO

    Today we will pick you up from your hotel and take a drive to Chile’s central coast, to picturesque Valparaíso, one of the first Chilean cities founded by the Spanish. The city is a historic port and university town, famous for its labyrinth hills, which are covered in quaint, colorful old houses and accessible only by a steep climb or by the city’s unique system of funicular railways. A thriving port for centuries, modern Valparaíso remains Chile’s primary outlet to the sea.  After years of earthquakes, gloom and decay, the historic port and university town is now living something of a revival, culminating in UNESCO naming Valparaíso’s Historic Quarter a World Heritage Site in 2003. One of the highlights of the tour will surely be Chilean Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda’s residence, “La Sebastiana”. The house is full to the brim with the eccentric genius’ keepsakes from his many trips abroad, as well as an extensive library. Travel to Viña del Mar, Chile’s fashionable beach resort and take time to wander. (B.) (Private Tour)

  • Day 4 - SANTIAGO – PAINE NATIONAL PARK

    This morning we will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Punta Arenas.

    Upon arrival we will meet and to Torres del Paine National Park. On the way you will stop at The Ranch Cerro Negro, located 187 km from Punta Arenas, 60 km from Puerto Natales. It is the place where visitors will have lunch and be welcomed by a very special family who has worked at the ranch for several years. They will make you feel like at home. Arrive Laguna Amarga, entry Gate to Paine National Park. Then continue the minibus drive to Hotel Las Torres. (B. L. D.) (Private Transfer) (Semi-Private Transfer)

  • Day 5 - TORRES DEL PAINE

    As a guest at Las Torres Patagonia, you will enjoy an all-inclusive Patagonian experience with excellent guided excursions, delicious and healthy local cuisine.  Las Torres Patagonia excursions will take guests to see and experience the great beauty and fascinating life of Chilean Patagonia.  With the help of expert guides each guest will find the right outing depending on their interest and energy levels.  On offer are walks, hikes, and tours by van or vehicle. Difficulty levels are available from easy to very difficult.  There are half-day and full-day options. We suggest whilst there that you may enjoy tours by van with some light walks, including lake Nordenskold, Salto Grande, Laguna Azul, Lago Sarmiento and many more. (B. L. D.)

  • Day 6 - TORRES DEL PAINE

    As a guest at Las Torres Patagonia, you will enjoy an all-inclusive Patagonian experience with excellent guided excursions, delicious and healthy local cuisine.  Las Torres Patagonia excursions will take guests to see and experience the great beauty and fascinating life of Chilean Patagonia.  With the help of expert guides each guest will find the right outing depending on their interest and energy levels.  On offer are walks, hikes, and tours by van or vehicle. Difficulty levels are available from easy to very difficult.  There are half-day and full-day options. We suggest whilst there that you may enjoy tours by van with some light walks, including lake Nordenskold, Salto Grande, Laguna Azul, Lago Sarmiento and many more. (B. L. D.)

  • Day 7 - TORRES DEL PAINE - CALAFATE

    Transfer by land to El Calafate, a quiet and picturesque tourist village, surrounded by dense vegetation that surprises visitors who are used to the aridity of the Patagonic steppe. On arrival to Calafate you will be transferred to your hotel. (B.) (Semi-Private Transfer)

  • Day 8 - CALAFATE

    Today we will head to Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the world’s largest active continental glaciers. This imposing ice river, 3 km wide and 50 metres high, descends from the Patagonian Continental Icefield provoking ice cracks and explosions during its slow forward movements. Because of its breathtaking beauty and unusual behaviour Unesco declared it a World Heritage Site. (B.) (Shared Guide)

  • Day 9 - CALAFATE - BUENOS AIRES

    Transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The elegant Capital of Argentina, with over 3 million Porteños – as the residents are called, is one of the largest cities in the world. This great metropolis renowned for its sophistication stands out for being the most cosmopolitan and European city in South America, displayed through its mixed architecture and diverse culture. (B.) (Private Transfer)

  • Day 10 - BUENOS AIRES

    This morning enjoy a tour of the city, that portrays many faces of Buenos Aires: we will visit the symbol of our city, the Obelisk, El Cabildo, Casa Rosada (Argentinian Presidencial office) and El Congress squares such as Plaza de Mayo, Plaza San Martin and Plaza Alvear; Avenida De Mayo, Corrientes and 9 de Julio among other avenues; La Boca and San Telmo, historic neighborhoods, the magnificent Palermo and Recoleta areas and modern neighborhoods like Puerto Madero, Dorrego square; Lezama Park and Tres de Febrero or Palermo woods (known as Bosques de Palermo) along with the Ecologic Reserve of the ‘Costanera Sur’ and the commercial and financial areas of the city.

    This evening, you will be taken to dinner and Tango show, where you’ll discover why the tango became one of the most elegant and sensual dances in the world. (B. D.) (Private Tour)

  • Day 11 - BUENOS AIRES

    Day at leisure. Revisit some of your favourite places in the city today, shop for leatherwear and designer clothes. Get acquainted with the "Paris of South America" and its distinct European flavour, free to treat yourself to an Argentine beef dinner at one of the city's many superb steak restaurants. (B.)

  • Day 12 - BUENOS AIRES - IGUAZU FALLS (Argentina side)

    Transfer to the airport for your flight to Iguazzu Falls

    On arrival an unforgettable tour on the Argentine side, bringing you face to face with one of the world’s wonders: Iguazú Falls, declared a Mankind Heritage by UNESCO. Take the train to the Devil’s Throat Boardwalk for a close up of the most powerful of the falls. Walk the superior and inferior boardwalks and soak in the breathtaking panoramic views of this gorgeous natural scenery. Once all your activities are completed we transfer you to your hotel located on the Brazil side. (B.) (Private Tour) (Private Transfer)

  • DAY 13 - IGUAZU FALLS (Brazil side) - RIO

    This morning you will be transferred to the entrance of the National Park of Iguaçu. Once arrive at the park entrance to go through the guess entrance and return to the vehicle at the other side of the visitor center. From there you will be taken to the entrance of the park to the beginning of the trail of the Iguassu Falls, which takes about 20 minutes. The Trail is about 1400 meters long and has some steps along the way. At First you will experience a panoramic view of the falls, and as the walk through the tail they will get closer and closer to the falls. Approaching the end of the walk they will go on a catwalk that takes then to the middle of the Iguassu Falls. Following by a visit to the famous Bird Park, the biggest in Latin America, which focused in the preservation and the reproduction of native and non-native birds and other animals. With 16 ha of native jungle, the park houses around 900 birds of 150 different species, in addition to butterflies, marmosets, alligators, boa constrictors and hummingbirds. The tour takes place in a 1 mile walking trail that take visitors around and even inside some of the aviaries, giving the opportunity of direct contact to some species of birds. Once Brazilian side sightseen its completed you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Rio.

    Welcome to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil’s ‘cidade maravilhosa’. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel, which is situated in the lively Copacabana Beach zone. (B.) (Private Tour) (Private Transfer)

  • Day 14 - RIO DE JANEIRO

    Today enjoy a full day tour, beginning with Corcovado to see the statue of Christ the Redeemer. Passing by some of Rios beaches and by Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, and proceeding as far as Cosme Velho Station to board a cog-train for the ride through Tijuca Forest up Corcovado Mountain. The train ride takes 20 minutes and is a wonderful opportunity for a closer look to the forest lush tropical vegetation and to enjoy scenic landscapes of the beaches and city. Disembarking at the top of Corcovado and then proceeding up the steps that lead to the top lookout where the towering statue of Christ the Redeemer stands. After appreciating the breathtaking view unfolding below, passengers will descend by train and head to a restaurant for lunch. Proceeding after lunch along Rios beaches as far as Urca District to board a cable car for a two-staged ascent up Sugar Loaf Mountain. Then coming down and proceeding along Guanabara Bay and Flamengo Park as far as downtown. Visiting downtown area, passing by the financial and business center and by other attractions such as the City Palace, Candelaria Church, Metropolitan Cathedral, Lapa Arches, Municipal Theatre, National Libraryand by the Samba Rome, site of Rios famous Carnival parade, and then you will return to your hotel. (B. L.) (Shared Guide)

  • Day 15 - RIO DE JANEIRO

    Enjoy today at leisure and discover all of the delights of Rio on your own. Watch the volleyball and soccer matches on the beach, shop for local crafts, and linger at a waterfront café to just "people-watch". (B.)

  • Day 16 - DEPART RIO DE JANEIRO

    This tours comes to an end with a private transfer to the airport for your onward flight to your next destination. (B.) (Private Transfer)

    PLEASE NOTE: We can offer you the possibility to extend this tour to other incredible destinations like: 

    • ECUADOR: Quito & Galapagos Islands
    • PERU: Machu Picchu & Cusco
    • CUBA: Havana

The below hand-picked properties feature good location, superior service, and all facilities necessary for a comfortable stay.

CHILE 

  • Santiago: Ismael 312
  • Paine National Park: Las Torres

ARGENTINA

  • Calafate: Kosten Aike
  • Buenos Aires: NH Crillon

BRAZIL

  • Rio: Windsor Martinique
  • Iguassu Falls: Viale Towers

NOTES:

  • Hotel accommodation quoted in lead-in hotel guest rooms unless specified otherwise
  • Hotels can easily be changed at the customer request. We have a wide selection so you can be assured of a great place to stay
  • Occasionally due to circumstances out of our control, hotels quoted may not be available at the time of booking. In these circumstances when hotels are unavailable, South America Tours Pty Ltd will provide the best possible alternative.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • All Internal fights within South America and airport tax The Internal flights are based on the assumption you would be flying internationally to South America and back with LATAM Airlines. A supplement will apply if your International air-ticket is purchased and issued separately or by another airline company
  • Accommodation with private facilities as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary:

(B.) = Breakfast

(L.) = Lunch

(D.) = Dinner

  • All transfers, transport, sightseeing and excursions as per the itinerary unless specified otherwise:

(Private Transfer / Transport) = Your own exclusive driver. No queuing for taxis, no stopping en route at tour booking agencies. All private transfers / transport are operated on a private basis – i.e., you won’t be sharing with others

(Semi-Private Transfer) = transport provided by the hotel or lodge to their guest only

(Private Tour) = Your own, personal tour guide and an exclusive vehicle

(Shared Guide) = Meet other like minded travellers and share the services of a guide / vehicle during the plan activity. Typical group size is 10 travellers which really works well and makes for a fun experience for all.

  • Parks and monuments entrance
  • Professional English speaking local guides throughout
  • Service charges and taxes. 

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • International air-tickets. We have access to wholesale fares and work closely with LATAM Airlines, contact us before organize your flights independently.
  • Tourist Visas are not included.
  • Travel insurance
  • Any items not specifically mentioned as included, phone call, laundry, tips, etc. 

NOTES

  • Once you have decided to proceed, please read our Terms & Conditions. Receipt of your deposit implies acceptance of our Terms & Conditions
  • Rates are subject to change and different rates may apply during holiday seasons and special events
  • Hotel accommodation quoted in lead-in hotel guest rooms unless specified otherwise
  • Hotels can easily be changed at the customer request. We have a wide selection so you can be assured of a great place to stay
  • Occasionally due to circumstances out of our control, hotels quoted may not be available at the time of booking. In these circumstances when hotels are unavailable, South America Tours will provide the best possible alternative. We have a wide selection so you can be assured of a great place to stay LATAM Airlines.
  • Irrespective of whether you book directly with us or with your preferred travel agent, we’ll want to know the details of all of your fights – flight times frequently change and we want to make sure your transfers and other arrangements are amended accordingly
  • You should ensure you have travel insurance in place to cover the possibility of unforeseen circumstances which result in the inability to participate in the tour
  • All routes are subject to change without notice due to unexpected circumstances or weather conditions.
  • Certain countries require that you obtain official authorization (a visa) before entering the country. It is your responsibility for verifying and obtaining any necessary travel documents for entry and exit to the countries visited, as these requirements vary depending on the specific country and nationality of the traveler.
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