Classic South America

Classic South America

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Classic South America

12 Days Starting in Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile and ending in Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Visiting: Santiago, Valparaíso, Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, State of Rio de Janeiro, Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro, Corcovado

Tour operator:

Luxury Gold

Tour code:

NCRAZN20

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

18 - 22

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Please advise request

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Luxury, Small Group

Activities:

Walking, Wine Tasting

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Tour Overview

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.

Highlights

  • Buenos Aires: Explore the beautiful ranch on a leisurely walk, learning all about the gaucho lifestyle.Meet the local gauchos and learn about the traditions of these South American Cowboys on a horseback ride.Take a tour of this historical and prestigious opera house and explore the Main Hall, Foyer, Bustos Gallery and the Golden Hall.

  • 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: Meet a Local Expert for an in-depth city exploration.visit the Plaza de Armas and the cathedral. Cross the Mapocho river to the bohemian Bellavista district on the way to San Cristobal Hill, where you will have the best views of Santiago and the Andes Mountains. 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.

  • 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.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Welcome To Chile Arrival Flight
Location: Santiago
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: The Singular Santiago Lastarria .
Meals Included: Dinner

Your South America luxury tour starts with your private transfer to The Singular Santiago Lastarria Hotel followed by a decadent dinner.

Day 2 : The Sights Of Santiago
Location: Santiago
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: The Singular Santiago Lastarria .
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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 Cristóbal Hill to indulge in 360-degree views of the city. Enjoy a local Chilean seafood lunch

Day 3 : Valparaiso And Wine Country
Location: Santiago, Valparaíso, Santiago
Accommodation: Hotel, Hotel
Accommodation Name: The Singular Santiago Lastarria .
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Breakfast, Lunch

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.

Day 4 : Fly To Buenos Aires
Location: Santiago, Buenos Aires
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Alvear Palace Buenos Aires (Palace Premier Room).
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

After your morning flight to Buenos Aires an eight-course dining experience at El Fogon Asado awaits before a luxurious stay at Alvear Palace Hotel in the stylish neighborhood of La Recoleta.

Day 5 : Beautiful Buenos Aires
Location: Buenos Aires
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Alvear Palace Buenos Aires (Palace Premier Room).
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Get to know Buenos Aires with a Local Expert as you explore the neighborhoods of Palermo, San Telmo and Recoleta. View the balcony made famous by Eva Peron, the former First Lady of Argentina, and walk the colorful streets of La Boca. Visit the Belle Époque Teatro Colón and view its grand architecture. Experience an electrifying evening of live music, singers and dancers at Rojo Tango during your Highlight Dinner with wine.

Day 6 : Pampas, Estancias And Gauchos
Location: Buenos Aires
Accommodation: Hotel, Hotel
Accommodation Name: Alvear Palace Buenos Aires (Palace Premier Room).
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch

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 for a window into life on a working ranch. Conclude the day entertained by a show of horsemanship skills and folk music paired with a succulent asado lunch and traditional mate tea.

Day 7 : The Falls Of Iguassu
Location: Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Belmond das Cataratas Iguassu (Superior Room).
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Fly to Iguassu Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Venture to the Argentinean side of the falls to see the unfathomable Devil's Throat with your Local Expert. Dinner with wine is served at the Ipe Grill within your luxurious resort, the only hotel inside the Brazilian Iguassu National Park, where you'll choose from a selection of traditional Brazilian barbecue or international cuisine.

Day 8 : The 'Great Waters' Of Iguassu Falls
Location: Iguazu Falls
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Belmond das Cataratas Iguassu (Superior Room).
Meals Included: Breakfast

Wake up inside the park and beat the crowds. Meet a Local Expert for a walk on the Brazilian side of the falls, where you'll witness incredible panoramic views of San Martin Island.  Join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience and visit the incredible Bird Park, which provides shelter for over a thousand birds, butterflies and reptiles from across South America.

Day 9 : Rio De Janeiro, City Of Sea And Samba
Location: Iguazu Falls, State of Rio de Janeiro
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

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.

Day 10 : Exploring Rio De Janeiro
Location: State of Rio de Janeiro, Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Belmond Copacabana Palace Rio de Janeiro (Deluxe Ocean View Room).
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

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 and Royal Portuguese Cabinet of Reading.

Day 11 : A Farewell To Rio De Janeiro
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Corcovado
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Belmond Copacabana Palace Rio de Janeiro (Deluxe Ocean View Room).
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Join your Local Expert on a train ride up Corcovado Hill to Christ the Redeemer, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and modern wonder of the world. Meet Cecelo and join him on a walking tour of Ipanema, where Bossa Nova originated. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the place that inspired this new genre of music. Toast your journey over a remarkable Celebration Dinner at the exceptional L'Etoile Restaurant, a French-Brazilian restaurant with breathtaking views of the Ipanema coastline from the 26th floor.

Day 12 : Depart Rio De Janeiro Departure Flight
Location: Rio de Janeiro
Meals Included: Breakfast

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.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in itinerary.

  • Additional Services

    Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary, available on departures with 15 or more guests.Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

    Complimentary airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Guests will be transferred with fellow Luxury Gold Travelers that arrive on the same flight. Complimentary, private train station transfers are included when train travel is included within the itinerary. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city of the itinerary, may be requested but are not guaranteed.

  • Fully Guided

    You will be escorted by one of our fine Travel Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.

  • Meals

    As detailed in itinerary.

What's Not Included

  • International Travel

Check out our Q&As

  • What is the maximum group size?

    A max size of group is 22 guests.

  • Do you require a visa for this holiday?

    Ensure you have a valid passport for all the countries you will visit or travel through; many countries require your passport to be valid for a longer period than the length of your stay (usually a minimum of 6 months), so check what applies to your itinerary. You might also need to obtain visas (depending on your nationality). Talk to your Embassy if you are unclear about what documentation you require. It is a good idea to have copies of your passport details, insurance policy, visas and credit card numbers, keeping them separate from the originals and perhaps leaving an additional copy with someone at home.

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Complimentary airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Guests will be transferred with fellow Luxury Gold Travelers that arrive on the same flight. Complimentary, private train station transfers are included when train travel is included within the itinerary. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city of the itinerary, may be requested but are not guaranteed.

  • What is the tipping policy?

    Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes, English speaking tour guide on this tour.

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in itinerary.

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    Each guest can bring a single bag measuring no more than 77.5cm (30.5in) x 56cm (22in) x 32cm (12.5in) and weight not exceeding 50 lbs. (23kg). You can also bring one hand luggage bag that is no bigger than 12”x11”x6” (30x28x14cm) to fit under your coach seat or in the small overhead compartment. Hand luggage cannot have wheels or a telescopic handle. If you wish to bring a second item of luggage, please request this at time of booking. Additional charges will apply.

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Absolutely! We are very selective in who we work with and choose to only use hotels that take the health and well-being of our guests as seriously as we do and agree to meet expected guidelines and specifications. We only work with establishments that we are confident will consistently adhere to our standards.

  • Which countries does Luxury Gold visit?

    We offer incredible luxury trips in Europe, North America, South America, Hawaii, South-East Asia, the Indian sub-continent (including India, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka), Australia and New Zealand.

  • What other modes of transport does Luxury Gold use?

    A Luxury Gold tour will include touring on high-speed trains, alpine cable cars, hydrofoils, river cruisers and horse-drawn carriages, in addition to our high-deck luxury coaches with extra legroom.

  • Who travels with Luxury Gold?

    We are delighted to welcome guests who have a shared love of travel, adventure, entertainment and exploration. A mix of solo travellers, couples, and groups of friends and family join us from all over the English-speaking world.

  • What is the role of the Well-Being Director?

    Working closely together with your Travelling Concierge, the Well-Being Director* will help make sure all necessary protocols are followed to ensure the health and wellbeing of all our guests. This includes our enhanced screening and hygiene protocols, complying with distancing and other requirements set by government authorities. They are also there to support our guests & answer any questions.

Reviews of this Operator

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Majesty of the Rockies

21-Jun-2023

The itinerary was fantastic, starting in Banff at the beautiful Fairmont hotel, it set the scene for the next week. As we travelled in the coach surrounded by magnificent snow topped mountains, everyone getting excited when a black bear or elk was spotted! Standing on the glacier with the Columbian Ice Fields above , was magical. Then, on board the Rocky Mountaineer from Kamloops back to Vancouver, was very relaxing. Finishing our trip at the beautiful Douglas hotel was a lovely way to end what was a most memorable trip. Thank you *Personal Information removed by Feefo* and Luxury Gold. Will go home with fantastic memories of a very special part of the world

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Ultimate Italy

26-Jun-2023

Trip itinerary was all that we expected. We were treated like royalty at every turn. Our consierge *Personal Information removed by Feefo* was the most loving, caring person that I’ve ever seen, she accomodated our many needs flawlessly and conscientiosly, including special care for those amongst us who had trouble managing the difficult walking conditions which we encountered.She was a true professional and made us feel loke family. Her humor and social skills got everyone together as one .I don’t know how much you pay her, but it isn’t enough.

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Spain and Portugal In Style

15-Jun-2023

The guides were amazing, the hotels very nice, the bus was extremely comfortable. Some of the bus days were rather long. Our concierge guide, *personal info removed by Feefo* was beyond terrific. He anticipated needs, was so kind and very organized. Never a misstep

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    At 90 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 29 days before tour starts: Forfeit 80% of booking price.

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