2017 SEASON
May 2017 - Dec 2017

12 Day Best of South America

Trafalgar At Leisure Tour starting in Rio De Janeiro and finishing in Santiago

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Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Trafalgar's 12 Day Best of South America. Three wonderful cities on a laid-back holiday: Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and Santiago come together with the mighty Iguassu Falls, on this relaxed exploration into South America. You'll enjoy Insider moments like being charmed by a vibrant...read more

Overview

Operator: Trafalgar
Type: Coach Tour (Premium)
Style: At Leisure
Duration: 12 Days
From: Rio De Janeiro to Santiago
Tour Code: LBSA
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Brazil, Argentina, Chile
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$ 6,175
Per Person ($AU)
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Day By Day

1

Arrive Rio De Janeiro

Bemvindo ao Rio de Janeiro. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by a local host and taken to your lovely oceanfront hotel. Relax, get settled and enjoy your hotel's superb location overlooking Copacabana Beach. Stay: Windsor Atlantica
2

Rio De Janeiro Sightseeing

Enjoy a leisurely morning before joining your Travel Director for an exploration of the cidade maravilhosa (marvellous city) and its many contrasts, from the 18th century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church to the 20th century opera house, Sambodromo, and city cathedral. Ascend Sugarloaf Mountain via cable car for astounding bay and city views followed by a festive Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. (B/WR)
3

Rio De Janeiro Sightseeing At Leisure

Journey by cogwheel train to the summit of majestic Corcovado, site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Back down the mountain, see the song-inspiring Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. The rest of the day is at leisure. This evening, learn to mix the national cocktail, the caipirinha, and indulge in a traditional Regional Meal barbecue at a local churrascaria. (B/RM)
4

Rio De Janeiro At Leisure

Enjoy a full day to explore the wonders of Rio on your own. Optional activities include a tour into the nearby favelas, a sailboat cruise and a helicopter flight over Copacabana Beach. (B)
5

Rio De Janeiro - Iguassu Falls

Relax and enjoy a free morning for independent activities. This afternoon, visit a Samba school, a Cultural Insight, to see how the school operates and prepares for Carnival week. See Carnival props and should you desire, join a Samba dance lesson. Afterward, head to the airport for the short flight to Iguassu Falls. These 275 separate falls cover nearly two miles along the Iguassu River. This evening, enjoy a convivial dinner with your companions at the hotel. (B/D) Stay: Wish Resort Foz do Iguassu
6

Iguassu Falls Sightseeing And At Leisure

Enter Iguassu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and meet your Local Specialist to explore the Brazilian side of Iguassu, including a scenic walk through the rainforest to the base of the falls. After lunch at a restaurant overlooking the falls, return to your hotel for a leisurely afternoon at your resort. You may wish to join an optional activity such as a jetboat ride to the base of the falls or a helicopter flightseeing tour. (B/L)
7

Iguassu Falls - Buenos Aires

Cross the border into Argentina and board the open air ecological jungle train for a different perspective of the cascades. Walk along a scenic catwalk, with a Local Specialist, to see the thunderous Devil's Throat Falls. Then fly to Buenos Aires, a city renowned for its boutiques, fine dining and museums. (B) Stay: InterContinental Buenos Aires
8

Buenos Aires Sightseeing And At Leisure

Embark on an in-depth tour with a Local Specialist to see the Casa Rosada, Metropolitan Cathedral and other government buildings; the colourful neighbourhood of La Boca and San Telmo. Stare in awe at the famous Teatro Colon, a landmark in Buenos Aires. Lastly, visit the Recoleta Cemetery where Argentina's former First Lady, Eva Peron (Evita), is buried. This evening, get ready for a festive Regional Meal and a chance to savour renowned Argentinian beef followed by a sensual Tango performance and Cultural Insight. (B/RM)
9

Buenos Aires At Leisure

A full day at leisure to explore on your own or perhaps take an optional trip to a traditional estancia (ranch) and learn about the life of a gaucho (cowboy) while enjoying a barbecue lunch and equestrian show. This evening, enjoy an exclusive Be My Guest experience in Palermo Soho. You will be welcomed by a local family and long-time residents of this now-trendy neighbourhood. Be delighted, as they wine and dine you with homemade family recipes in the kitchen. Discover the secrets of kneading country bread and watch as they demonstrate the art of typical Argentinian crafts. Spending time with this lively family will be a memory you won't soon forget. (B/BMGD)
10

Buenos Aires - Santiago

Bid "Adios" to Buenos Aires and say "Hola" to Santiago as you fly west across the Andes to the Chilean capital. Meet your Local Specialist and embark on a tour of this vibrant city, travelling by Club Hipico-the regal racetrack-and sprawling Parque O'Higgins. Drive along Alameda Avenue past the University of Chile on your way to the dynamic Plaza de Armas with its fountains and sculptures. Head up San Cristobal Hill for panoramic views of the city and the snowcapped Andes. Later, settle into your hotel, situated in the heart of one of Santiago's most beautiful neighbourhoods, and a prime location close to charming boutiques, bars and restaurants. This evening is at leisure. (B) Stay: InterContinental Santiago
11

Valparaiso And Winery Excursion

Today, set out on a tour of Valparaiso city, formerly a major stopover for ships travelling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. This afternoon, visit a Chilean winery and sample a variety of wines from this now famous region before returning to Santiago. This evening, gather with your travel companions for a festive Farewell Dinner. (B/FD)
12

Depart Santiago

Say hasta luego to Chile and transfer to the airport for your onward travel arrangements. Choose to extend your stay at the InterContinental Santiago or with an exciting optional extension. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Insider Experiences with Trafalgar

  • Enjoy Insider moments like feeling the spray of the thundering Iguassu Falls is utterly unforgettable. The sheer force of the falls sends thrills through your body and takes your breath away.
  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.
  • Cultural Insight Learn about the Tango at a performance in Buenos Aires. Visit a Samba school and see how they prepare for Carnival.
  • Be My Guest Dine at the home of a local family in the Palermo Soho neighbourhood.
  • Local Specialist For sightseeing in Iguassu, Buenos Aires andSantiago.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and Santiago
  • See the Church of San Francisco, Copacabana and Devil's Throat Falls
  • Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue, Sugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado, Recoleta Cemetery, Iguassu Falls and Valparaiso

Included Dining

  • 11 full breakfasts.
  • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest).
  • 1 lunch.

Touring Inclusions

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • Porterage and local charges included
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of your guided holiday
  • VIP entry to many sights

Flights

Land and Intra Air:prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Rio de Janeiro - Iguassu, Iguassu - Buenos Aires and Buenos Aires - Santiago and are accurate as at brochure release date.

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Prices are for land, plus internal flights & charges specified above.
  • International airfares and taxes are not included
  • Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

Operator Details

Region: South & Central America
Style: At Leisure
Accommodation: 4+ Star
Location: Various
Guided: Tour Host & Local Guides
Transport: Luxury Coach
Age Range: Open (min 5 years)
Flights: Internal Flights Included
Airport Transfers: Included (Day of Arrival & Departure)
Gratuities: Option to Pre Purchase
Max Group Size: 51 (Avg. 42)
Free WiFi: Onboard Where Available
* Source: Trafalgar for trips in South & Central America. Some variances may occur on individual tours and information is provided as a guide only. Refer to Trip Inclusions section for more details.

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2017 SEASON
May 2017 - Dec 2017

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