Experience 14 days of the best of Chile, Argentina and Brazil, from multiple nights in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Santiago to breathtaking Iguazu Falls or the snow-capped peaks and emerald waters of the Andes.

Three Countries, Three Distinct Cultures Discover a trio of South American gems in the countries of Chile, Argentina and Brazil where spectacular nature combines with soulful culture. Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Santiago... spend multiple nights in three of the world's favorite cities. Be dazzled by volcanoes, lakes and forests with abundant wildlife. Hear the crash of cascading waterfalls and walk in the cloud-spray at Iguazu. Travel past snow-capped peaks and cruise emerald waters to a Patagonian resort. Learn about Chilean wines, and experience the truly sultry art of Argentinian tango and the rhythmic beat of Brazilian samba. And in the cities, discover unique places - Ipanema, La Recoleta, San Cristobal Hill - names rich in sound and richly fascinating in person.

Spend three nights each in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires and two nights in Santiago, explore Patagonia's Lake District in the Andes, spend two nights at Iguazu Falls, stay on Ipanema Beach, private tour of Rio's Samba City, private cruises, tour and gourmet lunch at a Chilean winery, choice of Patagonian national park adventures

Traveling Well Includes:
  • A walk along the base of thundering Iguazu Falls during two nights at a hotel with views of the waterfall
  • A three-night stay in Buenos Aires featuring a private visit to Teatro Colon Opera House, and dinner and a tango show
  • Three nights in Rio de Janeiro on Copacabana beach, featuring dazzling oceanfront views
  • Private tour of Rio's Samba City for a behind-the-scenes look at Carnaval costumes, floats and sensational samba dancing
  • Private cruise on Guanabara Bay for breathtaking views of Rio de Janeiro's skyline
  • Cruise in Patagonia's beautiful Lake District, in the Andes
  • Two nights in Bariloche, the Switzerland of South America
  • A tour and gourmet lunch at a renowned Chilean winery to discover the secrets of Chile's fabulous wine during two nights in Santiago
  • On-Tour Air (4 flights)
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure
  • 32 meals (13 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 9 dinners); gratuities to local guides, service charges, taxes and porterage

  • Call (800) 979-2266 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14346756

    Tour Operator
    Tauck Tours
    Offer valid through 6/30/2019
    14 Days
    Day 1SantiagoArrive in Santiago, Chile

    Tour begins: The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago at 6:00 PM. A transfer from Santiago Airport to The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago is included. Please join us for our welcome cocktail reception and dinner tonight.

    Lodging:The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago

    Meals: D
    Day 2SantiagoSantiago and a Winery Lunch

    Get acquainted with Santiago today - the city is a mix of skyscrapers and classical buildings - beginning with a visit to the Plaza de Armas. Head outside of the city to a winery for a tour and a gourmet lunch that celebrates generations of Chilean winemaking traditions. Back in Santiago, the rest of the day is free to explore as you please.

    Lodging:The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago

    Meals: B, L
    Day 3Puerto VarasNorthern Patagonia's Lake District

    Fly this morning to the Lake District of southern Chile, renowned as a wonderland of mountain lakes, snowcapped volcanoes, waterfalls and lush forests. Have lunch in Puerto Montt, reflecting the German heritage of the area's original settlers, en route to the Patagonian resort town of Puerto Varas on the shore of Chile's largest man-made lake, Lago Llanquihue. Time at leisure lets you enjoy the flavor of this resort town.

    Lodging:Hotel Cumbres Puerto Varas

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 4BarilocheCrossing the Andes by land and boat

    Today, you'll cross the majestic Andes Mountains - a highlight of South America tours - traveling from Chile to Argentina. Following a morning drive from Puerto Varas to the Argentine border, board a boat and cruise to Bariloche, the Switzerland of South America on Nahuel Huapi Lake in Nahuel Huapi National Park; have dinner a la carte this evening at your leisure at Llao Llao Resort, your home for the next two nights, where you'll enjoy a Lake Suite in the Moreno Wing.

    Lodging:Llao Llao Hotel & Resort

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 5BarilocheA day as you please at your resort in Bariloche

    Today... an entire day for you to immerse in the natural splendors of your idyllic lakeside setting. Enjoy the amenities at your award-winning resort (some at an additional charge) including archery, golf, tennis and sailing or spa treatments. Hotel shuttles are available if you wish to explore downtown Bariloche on your own. This afternoon, join us for a private tango lesson for Tauck guests only.

    Lodging:Llao Llao Hotel & Resort

    Meals: B, D
    Day 6Buenos AiresFly to Buenos Aires

    You've basked in the beauty of Patagonia from the ground up. Today you will experience it from a different perspective when you take a chairlift up Cerro Campanario for stunning views of the surrounding mountains, wide open sky and the lake waters below. Another change of scenery awaits this afternoon on a flight to Buenos Aires for a three-night stay at the Alvear Palace Hotel, a landmark in La Recoleta, one of the city's most elegant and distinguished neighborhoods. Dine as you please tonight at the hotel.

    Lodging:Alvear Palace Hotel

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 7Buenos AiresBuenos Aires Sights / Tango as Art

    No doubt about it, Buenos Aires defines sizzle... and you'll discover why today when a local guide shows you the city. First up is a visit to Plaza de Mayo, Metropolitan Cathedral and Casa Rosada (government palace) where you'll see the balcony made famous by Evita Peron. Explore the colorful La Boca neighborhood, which is both a working class barrio and artist colony, and then enjoy lunch in the San Telmo District, a mix of colonial-style homes, narrow lanes, artist lofts and hip bars. After dinner, you'll discover the allure and passion of the tango at a premier show in Buenos Aires.

    Lodging:Alvear Palace Hotel

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 8Buenos AiresTeatro Colon & art or Jewish heritage in Buenos Aires

    Today's discoveries in Buenos Aires offer a choice. You may choose a tour focusing on art, including a fascinating behind-the-scenes visit to Teatro Colon - Buenos Aires' seven-tiered opera house first opened in 1908 and recently refurbished, known for its opulent stained glass, marble staircases and excellent acoustics - and a tour of MALBA (Latin American Art Museum). Or explore Buenos Aires' Jewish heritage on a tour that includes a visit to one of the city's synagogues, and to the AMIA - the memorial building erected on the site of a Jewish community center that was bombed in 1994. The afternoon and evening are free to spend as you wish in Buenos Aires.

    Lodging:Alvear Palace Hotel

    Meals: B
    Day 9Iguazu FallsBuenos Aires city treasures and on to Iguazu Falls

    Sightseeing continues today when you see the immense Avenida 9 de Julio, a stately avenue traversing Buenos Aires that was modeled after Paris' Champs elysees in the 1930s, along with the posh Embassy District and the Rose Garden, an oasis of green. On foot, explore La Recoleta Cemetery, the final resting place of many of Argentina's famous and wealthiest families, including the grave of Evita Peron. Have lunch at a popular local restaurant, before taking an afternoon flight to Iguazu, reigning as one of the world's most spectacular waterfalls and set in a wildlife rich subtropical setting. Wherever you look, the views are breathtaking. Your hotel is set in the heart of the national park; dine tonight at the hotel's restaurant, boasting wonderful views of the thundering waters!

    Lodging:Melia Iguazu

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 10Iguazu FallsThe Great Waters of Iguazu

    Taller than Niagara Falls and twice as wide, Iguazu Falls, named a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site, claimed another title as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature by the New Seven Wonders of the World Foundation in 2011. You'll have to visit two countries to get a complete look at the falls - its 275 cascades are spread in a horseshoe shape over nearly two miles of the Iguazu River, straddling the borders of Argentina and Brazil. Today you'll experience the Argentinian side, walking along grated walkways of metal and climbing steps as you view the thundering water. Do as many walks as you like; intriguing names like the Devil's Throat, the Superior Circuit, and the Lower Circuit offer a descriptive hint of what you'll see. Optional activities like boat rides, hikes and other excursions are available at an additional charge and give you the opportunity to experience nature at her finest in South America.

    Lodging:Melia Iguazu

    Meals: B, L
    Day 11Rio de JaneiroThe Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls and a flight to Rio de Janeiro

    Cross the Tancredo Neves Bridge from Argentina to Brazil to view the famous falls (known as Iguacu here) from a different perspective this morning; you'll never forget your walk along the base of the falls on the Brazilian side - 275 cascades form a 1 1/2 mile-long waterfall. Later, fly to Rio de Janeiro and your iconic Art Deco landmark hotel overlooking Copacabana Beach, the 5-star Belmond Copacabana Palace.

    Lodging:Belmond Copacabana Palace

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 12Rio de JaneiroSummit of Corcovado, Samba City & more in colorful Rio

    Arise in amazing Rio for an unforgettable excursion up Corcovado Hill by train to Tijuca National Park to see the world-famous statue of Christ the Redeemer. Enjoy a walking tour of Rio's historic downtown, including the Cathedral and other Belle epoque landmarks, and lunch at the famous Colombo Tea Room. Then discover the passionate nature of Rio's beloved Carnaval celebration, which draws visitors from around the world each year, on a visit to Samba City - where a local guide leads you on a behind-the-scenes look at the business of Carnaval and the creation of its dazzling costumes and floats, which includes an exclusive samba performance. Spend the evening as you please on your own in Rio tonight.

    Lodging:Belmond Copacabana Palace

    Meals: B, L
    Day 13Rio de JaneiroPrivate cruise, Rio's skyline, Sugarloaf Mountain & more

    An incredible day in and around Rio de Janeiro begins with a private boat cruise on Guanabara Bay, to see some of the city's iconic beaches, fortresses and the breathtaking Rio skyline. After lunch at a traditional Brazilian churrascaria, a two-stage cable car ride to the 1,390-foot summit of iconic Sugarloaf Mountain rewards with stunning views. Return to the Belmond Copacabana Palace in the late afternoon, and join us this evening for a farewell cocktail party in one of the hotel's magnificent ballrooms, followed by dinner at a local Rio restaurant. Truly saboroso!

    Lodging:Belmond Copacabana Palace

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 14Rio de JaneiroJourney Home

    Tour ends: Rio de Janeiro. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from Belmond Copacabana Palace to Rio de Janeiro International Airport. Spend your last day in Rio as you wish, browsing in the city's museums and shops or savoring the sights on Rio's beautiful beaches. While hotel check-out time from Belmond Copacabana Palace is 12:00 noon, if you are on a later flight Tauck has reserved a hospitality room to refresh and relax before making your flight; plan to arrive at the airport at least 3 1/2 hours before your flight departs.


    Meals: B

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