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Discover Brazil, Argentina & Chile

Within the bottom half of South America are some of the continent's most vibrant cultures. Experience everything amazing this region has to offer on this comprehensive adventure that takes you from Chile to Argentina and Brazil. This perfect combination of guided excursions and free time will have you sipping wine in Santiago, dancing the tango in Buenos Aires, and falling for the famous beach in iconic Rio.

Latin America
  • Duration: 17 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: History, Local Culture & Cuisine
  • Physical rating: Light
  • Accommodation standard:   Moderate%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: SCANG/166060
  • Starts: Santiago, Chile
  • Finishes: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
You will Visit
  • Santiago
  • Rio de Janeiro

Itinerary

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Day 1: Santiago

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Arrival day, no activities planned. The day is free to spend at your leisure exploring the city until our welcome meeting this evening.

Santiago is Chile's largest city and capital, with internationally recognized vineyards and Andean ski resorts very close by. Possible day trips include a trip to Valparaiso and Viña del Mar, Chile's premier beach resort, and to Isla Negra, Pablo Neruda's seaside home.

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Day 2: Santiago

Spend the morning with a wine expert, visiting a local winery outside Santiago and discussing the process that makes Chilean wine some of the best in the world. Sample various wines and enjoy a vertical tasting.
Head out on an excursion to the Maipo Valley area for an in-depth look at the region that produces such fine quality wines. Chilean wine is top-notch, with only France and Italy selling more wine worldwide.

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Day 3: Santiago/Puerto Varas

Flight and transfer to Puerto Varas, in the stunning Chilean Lake District. Explore the countryside and Chilean culture as you visit the Puerto Montt's Angelmó fish market and the scenic town of Puerto Varas. After, visit a local family home and enjoy a “curanto”, a beloved traditional dish. Mingle with the friendly hosts and try your hand at whipping up salsa pebre.
There are few areas in the world that can match the Chilean Lake District for scenic grandeur. Enjoy picture perfect views from snow-capped mountains to deep-blue and emerald lakes, smoking volcanoes, forests, and glaciers.

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Day 4: Puerto Varas

Today is free to explore on your own. Opt to take an excursion to Chiloé Island.

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Day 5: Puerto Varas/San Carlos de Bariloche

Travel by bus and ferry to Bariloche, Argentina. Visit the Petrohue Falls, then enjoy the sights from the “Cruce de los Lagos”, considered one of the most scenic cruises in the world.

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Day 6: San Carlos de Bariloche

Free time to explore this stunning region. Opt to take a bike tour, hike, or explore the town's shops and restaurants.
Bariloche in many ways resembles the alpine resorts of Europe. Sample a beef parrillada, or a variety of fresh salmon or lake trout, then take a day hike around Cerro Catedral or enjoy some shopping. It's also important to know that Bariloche is famous for its quality and quantity of chocolate!

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Day 7: San Carlos de Bariloche/Buenos Aires

Fly to Buenos Aires. Spend the evening enjoying a night out with a light dinner in a local cafe before heading to a popular dance venue where we enjoy a lesson from local dancers. Opt to stay for Milonga, a neighbourhood tradition where students and teachers of the venue show up to practice their moves.
Fly north to the buzzing metropolis that is Buenos Aires. Known as the “Paris of the Americas,” Buenos Aires is a vibrant city full of life.


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Day 8: Buenos Aires

Enjoy a city tour of the "Paris of the Americas," visiting key sights and neighbourhoods including Plaza de Mayo, La Boca and the famed Recoleta Cemetery. When you are done exploring, rest your weary feet and enjoy a drink in one of the many sidewalk cafes and restaurants.

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Day 9: Buenos Aires

Free day to explore this charming city. Opt to visit San Telmo for the antiques market and street arts displays. Or the posh Recoleta area, with its cafes, museums and cemetery, is a pleasant place to spend an afternoon.

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Day 10: Buenos Aires/Foz do Iguaçu

Fly to Iguazú Falls and explore the Brazilian side to get the best panoramic view. This evening enjoy a lecture with local biologist/botanist who will talk to us about the flora and fauna around the falls, and the uses of local plants for medicinal and healing purposes.
Fly north to the Iguassu Falls area, near the borders of Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. Cross the border from Argentina to Brazil to experience the panoramic view of the falls.

As if imposing Iguassu Falls – with its 275 waterfalls – couldn't get more impressive, the area surrounding this natural wonder is home to jaguars, ocelots, anteaters, and large toucans, among others. The falls and the national park by the same name were named UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1984.

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Day 11: Foz do Iguaçu

Explore the Argentina side of the falls. Opt to take a boat tour to get a view of the falls from below. Return to Foz for the night.
Explore trails directly over the falls of the Devil's Throat — the highest and deepest of the falls. Other trails allow access to the stretch of falls across the forest on the Argentine side.

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Day 12: Foz do Iguaçu/São Paulo

Fly to São Paulo and discover the city through gastronomy and architecture. Visit some of the city's most noted sites and along the way a specialist guide will also share knowledge of popular local cuisine.

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Day 13: São Paulo/Paraty

Drive to colonial Paraty. Visit an Afro-Brazilian community for a unique cultural interaction and enjoy a traditional meal. Opt to visit a cachaça distillery.

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Day 14: Paraty

Enjoy an included schooner tour of the harbour's many islands and beaches.

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Day 15: Paraty/Rio de Janeiro

Carry on by private van to Rio de Janeiro for free time to explore the city using our centrally located hotel in Copacabana as a base. Opt to take a city tour.
This massive city gets as many as five million international tourists every year to sip caipirinhas on the beach, dance the samba in the city's streets, and ascend Corcovado Mountain to see the truly monumental Christ the Redeemer up close.

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Day 16: Rio de Janeiro

Explore vibrant Rio; sun, beach, and nightlife await. Opt to visit Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain.

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Day 17: Rio de Janeiro

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Chilean Wine Experience, Santiago National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Chilean Cultural Tour and Local Lunch, Puerto Varas National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Local Tango Lesson, Buenos Aires National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Iguazú Falls, Flora and Fauna Lecture, Foz do Iguaçu National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Afro-Brazilian Community Visit, Paraty
    • Arrival transfer
    • Visit Petrohue Falls
    • Scenic lake crossing aboard the "Cruce de Lagos"
    • Buenos Aires city tour
    • Tour the Argentine and Brazilian sides of Iguazú Falls
    • City and food tour in São Paulo
    • Schooner tour
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (16 nts)
    • 16 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
    Transport
    • Buses, ferry, plane, private van, walking
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
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