Classic South America

Tour Type: Luxury Gold
Brochure Type Latin America Luxury Gold 2025 v1

See the sights of Santiago, enjoy wine tasting in Casablanca Valley and get up close with Eva Peron's famous balcony in Buenos Aires?all on this immersive tour of South America. Step out with a Local Expert in Brazil for a stunning walk past the misty rainbows and thundering gravity of Iguassu Falls?with panoramic views of San Martin Island. In Rio de Janeiro, Enjoy an authentic lunch at a local churrascaria, a traditional Brazilian steakhouse and quintessential Brazilian experience. Across the border in Argentina, Buenos Aires beckons with a once in a lifetime choice to join South America's Gaucho cowboys for a horseback ride through the rugged wilderness or a guided sojourn around the Estancia, to learn about cattle-raising and life on the ranch.The Activity Level of this tour is Balanced, meaning there is 1 to 3 miles of walking per day which may include some uneven surfaces such as cobblestones and stairs.

Additional Included Highlights
  • Enjoy breakfast every morning, and an array of incredible dining options throughout your journey, infused with discovery and adventure.
  • Enjoy complimentary hotel Wi-Fi. And, on select coaches, onboard Wi-Fi may also be available.
  • Enjoy seamless personal assistance throughout your journey. From securing exclusive reservations, to organising transportation, your Travel Concierge ensures every aspect of your travel is tailored to your tastes and preferences.
  • Hotel taxes, porterage and tips, as well as tips for included dining experiences, are included.
  • In select destinations, our network of Local Expert Guides will illuminate your journey on a deeper level.
  • Included at all hotels.
  • On days where a Relaxed Start (RS) is indicated, you can select to indulge in breakfast in bed.
  • Transfers are included on your journey start and end dates, and where additional accommodation has been booked in advance through Luxury Gold. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city as the itinerary, may be reques
Choice Highlights
  • Buenos Aires Explore the beautiful ranch on a leisurely walk, learning all about the gaucho lifestyle.
  • Buenos Aires Meet the local gauchos and learn about the traditions of these South American Cowboys on a horseback ride.
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Santiago Enjoy a Chilean seafood lunch with Wine. Mestizo Restaurante has incorporated aspects of international gastronomy to Chilean cuisine to create delicious ceviches, main dishes and desserts.
Curated Experiences
  • Ipanema Meet Local Expert Cecelo, a local guitarist, music aficionado, and studio owner from Ipanema. Join him on a walking tour of Ipanema, the birthplace of Bossa Nova in the 1950s. Enjoy the sounds and sights of the place that inspired this new genre
Dining Summary
  • 11 Breakfast (B)
  • 4 Dinner (D)
  • 5 Lunch (L)
Exceptional Dining
  • Get a taste of gaucho life with a delicious asado Highlight Lunch.
  • Head to Fogon Asado, opening exclusively for Luxury Gold this evening. Indulge at a restaurant that presents a new way of living the traditional Argentine 'asado'. During this experience, see, feel and taste the unique grilling techniques. Sip on a welc
  • Buenos Aires Savor a delicious meal, and enjoy fabulous live music, solo singers and a breathtaking display of authentic tango at Rojo Tango.
  • Iguassu Falls Enjoy dinner with wine surrounded by a subtropical forest at Ipe Grill where you'll choose from a selection of traditional Brazilian barbecue or international cuisine.
  • Rio de Janeiro Enjoy an authentic lunch at a local churrascaria, a traditional Brazilian steakhouse. Here, servers come to your table with knives and skewers of delectable cuts of meat. A quintessential Brazilian experience.
  • Rio de Janeiro Your Farewell Celebration Dinner is served at the French-Brazilian E'toile Restaurant. Enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean from the 26th floor as you toast to your journey.
  • Santiago At 1800, join your Travel Concierge and fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner.
  • Santiago Enjoy a Chilean seafood lunch with Wine. Mestizo Restaurante has incorporated aspects of international gastronomy to Chilean cuisine to create delicious ceviches, main dishes and desserts.
Magnificent Stays
  • Iguassu Falls Step through the doors into a world of understated luxury. The luxurious Belmond das Cataratas is the only hotel inside the National Park and sits alongside the falls. Soak up the jungle chorus while you float in the pool, stroll gardens be
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER
  • Iguassu Falls See several native birds in their natural habitat. One of the largest bird parks in Latin America, the Bird Park is an integrated conservation center for birds of the Atlantic Forest and is home to 120 species of birds.
Passport Moments
  • Buenos Aires Take a tour of this historical and prestigious opera house and explore the Main Hall, Foyer, Bustos Gallery and the Golden Hall.
  • Iguassu Falls Head to the Argentinean side of Iguassu Falls and view the unfathomable Devil's Throat.
  • Iguassu Falls Join a local expert for a spectacular walk past thundering curtains of water and misty rainbows on the Brazilian side of the falls. Explore the base of the falls and see the impressive panoramic view of San Martin Island.
  • Rio de Janeiro Experience sightseeing with a Local Expert and a cable car journey to the lofty heights of Sugarloaf Mountain.
  • Rio de Janeiro Take a train ride up Corcovado Hill through the Tijuca National Forest to the open arms of Christ the Redeemer and magnificent views over the legendary bay.
  • Rio de Janeiro Visit the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, one of the most important cultural centers in the country. Admire the Art Deco design by Francisco Joaquim Bethencourt da Silva.
  • Rio de Janeiro Visit this beautiful library that was built in the heart of Rio by the Portuguese monarchy.
  • Santiago Meet a Local Expert for an in-depth city exploration. Start out at the heart of the city, seeing the Chilean University, San Francisco Church and the Santa Lucia Hill. Then visit the Plaza de Armas and the cathedral. Cross the Mapocho river to t
  • Santiago Visit Kingston Family Winery, a small boutique winery located in Casablanca Valley for an introduction to and tasting of their exquisite wines.
  • Valparaiso From Santiago, head west towards Valparaíso. Pass by the main square where you can see the monument honoring the 1879 Naval Battle of Iquique. Declared a World Heritage by UNESCO, Valparaíso offers unique ocean landscapes with colorful neighbo
Personalise your day
  • Buenos Aires Explore the beautiful ranch on a leisurely walk, learning all about the gaucho lifestyle.
  • Buenos Aires Meet the local gauchos and learn about the traditions of these South American Cowboys on a horseback ride.

Call (408) 365-3900 for more information or to book today! Mention code 18409612

Tour Operator
Luxury Gold by Insight
Offer
Offer valid through 9/30/2024
Duration
12 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1SantiagoWelcome to Chile: Your South America luxury tour starts with your private transfer to The Singular Santiago Lastarria Hotel followed by a decadent dinner.

Accommodations: The Singular Lastarria Hotel, Santiago.
Day 2SantiagoThe Sights of Santiago Relaxed Start: Discover the sites of Santiago from San Francisco Church and the Santa Lucia Hill to the bustling Plaza de Armas, Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral and San Cristobal Hill to indulge in 360-degree views of the city. Enjoy a local Chilean seafood lunch.

Accommodations: The Singular Lastarria Hotel, Santiago.
Day 3SantiagoValparaiso and Wine Country: Savor the best of Chilean wine country at the coastal towns of Viña del Mar, ?Garden City,? and UNESCO-listed port of Valparaíso. Relish seaside breezes over lunchand treat your palate to Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc and one of the best-rated Pinot Noirs in Chile paired with a traditional empanadas at Kingston Family Vineyard.

Accommodations: The Singular Lastarria Hotel, Santiago.
Day 4Buenos AiresFly to Buenos Aires: This morning, jet off to glamorous Buenos Aires for your luxurious stay at your hotel in the stylish neighborhood of La Recoleta. Settle into your comfortable surroundings before enjoying mesmerizing music and dance at Rojo Tango.

Accommodations: Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires (Palace Premier Room).
Day 5Buenos AiresBeautiful Buenos Aires Relaxed Start: Explore Buenos Aires' neighborhoods and stand beneath the balcony made famous by Eva Peron. Tour the Belle epoque Teatro Colon opera house. This afternoon head to Fogon Asado, opening exclusively for Luxury Gold. Indulge in a restaurant that presents a new way of living the traditional Argentine 'asado.'

Accommodations: Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires (Palace Premier Room).
Day 6Buenos AiresPampas, Estancias and Gauchos Relaxed Start: Delve into the world of ?gauchos,? South American cowboys, visiting a traditional ?estancia? ranch enjoying a guided horseback ride, gaining insight into the traditions or joining a guided tour ending with traditional mate tea. Conclude the day entertained by a show of horsemanship skills and folk music paired with a succulent asado lunch and traditional mate tea.

Accommodations: Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires (Palace Premier Room).
Day 7Iguassu FallsThe Falls of Iguassu: Experience nature's grandeur at the Argentinean side of Iguassu Falls with your Local Expert where winding catwalks lure you to the rushing waters of Devil's Throat's waterfall. Dinner with wine is served at Ipe Grill within your luxurious resort - the only one inside Brazilian Iguassu National Park.

Accommodations: Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, Iguassu (Superior Room).
Day 8Iguassu FallsThe 'Great Waters' of Iguassu Falls Relaxed Start: A Local Expert shows off the Brazilian side of the falls showcasing panoramic views of San Martin Island and rushing waterfalls. Later this afternoon you'll visit the Bird Park, which provides shelter for over a thousand birds, butterflies and reptiles from across South America on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER experience.

Accommodations: Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, Iguassu (Superior Room).
Day 9Rio de JaneiroRio de Janeiro, City of Sea and Samba: Jet off to Rio de Janeiro, the 'Marvelous city,' where your ocean view room in one of South America's most iconic hotels awaits. The golden sands of iconic Ipanema Beach and Copacabana Beach are just steps away.

Accommodations: Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro.
Day 10Rio de JaneiroExploring Rio de Janeiro: Reach the great heights Sugarloaf Mountain by cable car for unparalleled views of the city's peaks, bays and beaches. Dine like the locals at a classic Brazilian steakhouse before visiting the Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil.

Accommodations: Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro.
Day 11Rio de JaneiroA Farewell to Rio de Janeiro: Take a train up Corcovado Hill to admire the Christ the Redeemer statue. Uncover the inspiration behind bossa nova during an exclusive presentation with Cecelo Frony, a local guitarist, music aficionado and studio owner. Dine at the French-Brazilian L'Etoile Restaurant.

Accommodations: Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro.
Day 12Rio de JaneiroDepart Rio de Janeiro Departure Flight: After one last decadent breakfast of your Lima to Rio de Janeiro luxury tours, your private transfer will take you to the Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport.

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  • Classic South America

    Tour Type: Luxury GoldBrochure Type Latin America Luxury Gold 2025 v1See the sights of Santiago, enjoy wine tasting in Casablanca Valley and get up close with Eva Peron's famous balcony in Buenos Aires?all on this immersive tour of South America.

 
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