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BRAZIL, ARGENTINA & CHILE UNVEILED
Get a well-balanced sample of the best of South America with this trip to Brazil, Argentina, and Chile. On this tour, you’ll have plenty of free time in each city to explore and experience the varied restaurants, shops, and optional excursions of Rio, Buenos Aires, and Santiago. In Rio, view the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue on Corcovado Mountain; sip caipirinhas, a popular Brazilian cocktail, catch a samba show, and enjoy the famous Copacabana Beach for endless people watching! While in Buenos Aires, you’ll have the opportunity to visit the Cemetery of the Recoleta, where Eva Peron is buried, and learn how at the age of 33, she was declared the “Spiritual Leader of the Nation.” You’ll also be able to witness a tango show here, the world’s most sensuous dance in a city where romance permeates the air. Santiago lends itself to an impressive city tour, a place of surprising art and culture set against the stunning Andes Mountains. The city is packed with local parks and things to do, but it’s also not far from fantastic wineries and the acclaimed towns of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar.
A major highlight on this journey is a visit to Iguassu Falls in between your city stays. It truly is one of the most spectacular sights on earth. See the impressive falls from both the Brazilian and Argentine sides – Brazil’s view takes you through clouds of mist and the opportunity to see these 275 falls, spanning nearly two miles! Argentina’s side allows you to walk along the boardwalk network and embark on a jungle train through the forest for unforgettable views. Hear the deafening roar and admire the brilliant rainbows created by the clouds of spray and take in the majesty of this wonder of the world.
From the vibrant cities to the scenic beauty, this vacation to Brazil, Argentina, and Chile will leave you with vacation memories you’ll cherish for life.
Suggested ItineraryDAY 1RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
Welcome to spectacular Rio de Janeiro, home to white-sand 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.DAY 2RIO 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 2,300 feet (701 meters) up to the summit of CORCOVADO to view the infamous 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 colorful communities that nearly 25% of the people call home. Tonight, perhaps opt for a dinner at a local churrascaria, serving prime meats, seafood, and fish. (B)DAY 3RIO DE JANEIRO
A free day in Rio allows you to relax on one of the beaches or take an optional excursion to the historic city of Petropolis to see the former summer palace of Emperor Pedro II. (B)DAY 4RIO DE JANEIRO-IGUASSU FALLS
A morning flight takes you to Iguassu Falls, one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. Journey to the Brazilian side of the FALLS to see the mammoth series of 275 waterfalls cascading over a precipice almost 3.2 kilometers (2 miles) wide and 76 meters (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! (B,D)DAY 5IGUASSU FALLS
Cross the border and visit the Argentine side of the 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 indigenous birds as well as flora from the area. (B)DAY 6IGUASSU 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 familiarizes you with the "Paris of South America" and its wide boulevards, outdoor cafes, and charming shops. (B)DAY 7BUENOS AIRES
Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide focuses on the city's landmarks, including the 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 neighborhoods, and RECOLETA CEMETERY, where Eva Peron is buried. End your day with an Argentinean meal, followed by a sensuous TANGO SHOW. (B,D)DAY 8BUENOS AIRES
Today is free for independent activities, or you can take an optional excursion to a local estancia (ranch) to experience the life of the gauchos (cowboys), as well as traditional dance performances and a barbecue lunch. (B)DAY 9BUENOS 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 4265 kilometers (2,650 miles) long, Chile is more than 10 times longer than wide. It has a distinctly European flavor accented with Latin flare, making Santiago one of South America's most sophisticated and modern cities. (B)DAY 10SANTIAGO
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 relic-filled CATHEDRAL. Your afternoon is at leisure. This evening, consider the optional Chilean Folkloric Dinner Show. (B)
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. (B,D)DAY 12SANTIAGO
Your holiday ends after breakfast this morning. (B)
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