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Trafalgar Best of South America Summer 2017 (LBSA)

12 Days from Rio De Janeiro to Santiago (Chile) Print
Tour Style: At Leisure
South America 2017
Visits: Rio de Janeiro, Candelaria Church, Theatro Municipal, Sambadromo, City Cathedral, Sugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado, Christ the Redeemer, Copacabana Beach, Iguassu, Iguazu National Park, Devils Throat Falls, Buenos Aires, Casa Rosada, Buenos Aires Metropolitan Cathedral, La Boca, San Telmo, Teatro Colon, Recoleta, Palermo Soho, Santiago, Club Hipico de Santiago, University of Chile, Plaza de Armas, San Cristobal Hill, Valparaiso, Brazil, Argentina

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 young Buenos Aires family as they wine, dine and entertain you in their home. Lina and Gaspar let you in on the secrets of making delicious bread and how the Tango should be danced.

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

Dining Highlights

  • 11 full breakfasts.
  • 5 dinners
  • 1 lunch.

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • A Trafalgar bonus - all Intra-Air Flights: Rio de Janeiro to Iguassu, Iguassu to Buenos Aires and Buenos Aires to Santiago, including porter service at all airports
  • 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

Trafalgar Tour Itinerary

Day: 1 Arrive Rio de Janeiro (4 Nights)
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.
Day: 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.Full Breakfast, Welcome Reception
Day: 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.Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
Day: 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.Full Breakfast
Day: 5 Rio de Janeiro – Iguassu Falls (2 Nights)
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.Full Breakfast, Dinner
Day: 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.Full Breakfast, Lunch
Day: 7 Iguassu Falls – Buenos Aires (3 Nights)
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.Full Breakfast
Day: 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.Full Breakfast, Regional Meal
Day: 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.Full Breakfast, Be My Guest Dining
Day: 10 Buenos Aires – Santiago (2 Nights)
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.Full Breakfast
Day: 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.Full Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Day: 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.Full Breakfast

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