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South America in Luxury | SITA Tours

South America in Luxury

Overview

Offering the best of three of the most popular South American destinations, this itinerary is the perfect way to get a feel of Brazil, Argentina and Chile, all in one trip. Begin your tour in Rio de Janeiro, home to the bluest skies in the world, as well as Christ The Redeemer, one of the Seven Wonders of The World. Explore the Iguassu Falls, the capital cities of Buenos Aires and Santiago, before ending your trip in Vina del Mar, Chile’s luxurious beach resort town.

11 Days: Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls Brazil, Buenos Aires, Santiago

Inclusions

  • Luxury accommodation with private facilities
  • 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
  • Private arrival & departure transfers
  • All sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Local English-speaking guides during touring
  • Entrance fees
  • Baggage handling at airports and hotels
  • Cogwheel train to visit the Statue of Christ the Redeemer
  • Cable car to Sugar Loaf Mountain
  • Spectacular Iguassu Falls & National Park (Brazilian & Argentine sides)
  • Dinner & tango show at El Querandi, Buenos Aires
  • Chilean Wine country tour

Accommodation

Rio de Janeiro Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana (Deluxe)
Iguassu Falls Recanto Cataratas Resort (First Class)
Santiago Ritz Carlton (Deluxe)
Buenos Aires Alvear Palace (Deluxe)

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Rio de Janeiro

Arrive in Rio de Janeiro and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 2

Rio de Janeiro – City Tour / Corcovado

This morning, ride by cable car to the summit of Sugar Loaf Mountain to enjoy spectacular views. Later, drive along the Lebion and Ipanema beaches before stopping for lunch at the Art Deco Café Confeitaria Colombo. Following lunch, visit Corcovado, taking a cogwheel train up to the Christ the Redeemer statue. En route, see Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon and the traditional Cosme Velho neighborhood. (BL)

Day 3

Rio de Janeiro

The day is at leisure to relax and pursue individual activities. Tonight enjoy Brazilian Barbeque Dinner. (BD)

Day 4

Rio de Janeiro / Iguassu Falls

Fly to Iguassu. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel, which overlooks the famous Iguassu Falls. Enjoy a walking tour with a local guide along the Brazilian side of these amazing waterfalls. Tonight, enjoy a barbecue dinner and Latin show at the Rafain Hotel. (BD)

Day 5

Iguassu Falls – Iguassu National Park Excursion – Buenos Aires

Travel to the Argentine side of Iguassu Falls. Continue to Iguassu National Park to enjoy a guided walking tour. Later this afternoon transfer to the Iguazu airport on the Argentinian side of the falls to board the flight to Buenos Aires. Welcome and transfer to your hotel. (B)

Day 6

Buenos Aires – City Tour

Your guided tour includes a stop at Plaza de Mayo and Casa Rosada, where Eva Peron and her husband addressed the crowds from a balcony. See the Cabildo (town hall) and Metropolitan Cathedral before heading to San Telmo, La Boca and Recoleta cemetery. Continue along Avenida 9 de Julio, the widest avenue in the world. Finally, stop at Palermo before returning to the hotel. This evening, enjoy dinner at one of Buenos Aires’ excellent restaurants. Experience Argentina’s sensual music, dance and culture during a full tango show. (BD)

Day 7

Buenos Aires

The day is at leisure to pursue independent activity. You may take a full-day optional trip to Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay. (B)

Day 8

Buenos Aires / Santiago

This morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Santiago. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The balance of your day is at leisure. (B)

Day 9

Santiago – City Tour

Visit the civic center, La Moneda Palace and the Pre-Columbian Museum, home to a large collection of ancient artifacts. Also visit Plaza de Armas, which is surrounded by the Cathedral Metropolitana, the National Historical Museum and the central post office. Visit the Central Market, which offers fresh seafood, fruits, vegetables and flowers. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B)

Day 10

Santiago – Valparaiso & Viña Del Mar

Drive through Chile’s wine country to the historic port of Valparaiso and continue along the coast to Viña del Mar., known as the “Pearl of the Pacific.” Return to Santiago later this afternoon. (B)

Day 11

Depart Santiago

The day is at leisure. In the evening, transfer to the airport for your overnight flight home. (B)