Chile Argentina Brazil Tour

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Chile Argentina Brazil Tour

This South America tour includes Chile, Argentina and Brazil. It is an exciting adventure from South America’s western coast to the east. The journey begins in Chile and passes through Argentina’s lake district before flying to Brazil’s colourful and vibrant city of Rie de Janeiro. In Chile, discover its most fashionable beach resort – the port town of Valparaiso – that inspired many artists and poets. 

Try wine-tasting at Chile’s finest vineyards. Drive along the shores of Chilean lakes with spectacular lake crossings. The stunning scenery, winding roads, a cruise on a catamaran and a two-night stay in Bariloche can be intoxicating. Enjoy a tango in Buenos Aires, then visit the amazing Iguassu falls. Take a boat ride to the Devil’s Throat and experience the power of Nature.

TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 17-DAY SOUTH AMERICA ADVENTURE…
And, also experience wine-tasting at a boutique vineyard near Santiago. 

This South America tour includes Chile, Argentina and Brazil. It is an exciting adventure from South America’s western coast to the east. The journey begins in Chile and passes through Argentina’s lake district before flying to Brazil’s colourful and vibrant city of Rie de Janeiro. In Chile, discover its most fashionable beach resort – the port town of Valparaiso – that inspired many artists and poets. 

Try wine-tasting at Chile’s finest vineyards. Drive along the shores of Chilean lakes with spectacular lake crossings. The stunning scenery, winding roads, a cruise on a catamaran and a two-night stay in Bariloche can be intoxicating. Enjoy a tango in Buenos Aires, then visit the amazing Iguassu falls. Take a boat ride to the Devil’s Throat and experience the power of Nature.

TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 17-DAY SOUTH AMERICA ADVENTURE…
And, also experience wine-tasting at a boutique vineyard near Santiago. 
 

What We Love
  • Exclusive tour, guided privately by a multilingual guide throughout the trip.
  • Customise your own itinerary to create a holiday of your dream.
  • Designed with the best luxury accommodation and services available. 
  • Depart and return whenever you choose – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes.
  • Enjoy a spectacular three-lake crossing through the Andes into Argentina.      
  • Spend a day at a typical Argentine ranch and discover the roaring Iguassu Falls.      
  • Visit the legendary Statue of Christ and Sugar Loaf Mountain in fabulous Rio de Janeiro.  
What to Know
  • This is a relaxed tour with enough time in each destination to explore. 
  • You must come prepared for summer and winter all together.
  • Please check with us for clothing and equipment you should take on this trip.
  • We carefully select the world's best boutique tour companies in each destination.
  • We offer 24/7 support to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday.

Getting There

Flights from London to Buenos Aires take 14 hours, or around 16 hours via a European city.

British Airways offers the only direct service from the UK (London Heathrow) to Buenos Aires. The alternatives are indirect Iberia and Air Europa flights, both of which involve changing planes in Madrid (sometimes with a lengthy gap). From Europe you can fly Air France, Alitalia, Iberia, Air Europa, Lufthansa, KLM and Aerolineas Argentinas all offer scheduled direct services between Europe and Buenos Aires.

Argentina’s Ministro Pistarini International Airport (code EZE) is located in Ezeiza about 22 kilometres from Buenos Aires. The airport has three terminals, A, B and C. Taxis, buses and rental cars are available. AwimAway guides will receive you at the airport.
 

 
Chile Argentina Brazil Tour Argentina, Chile

South American Journey

Chile, Argentina & Brazil
Santiago, Valparaiso, Puerto Varas, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Iguazu, Rio de Janeiro
(17 Days – Travel Any Day)


Day 1 – Arrive
Santiago On arrival at Santiago Airport you will be met and transferred to your chosen hotel for a three-night stay, before enjoying a panoramic city tour.   Standard: Hotel Galerias  Superior: Plaza San Francisco  Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: The Ritz-Carlton

Day 2 – Beach Resort
Valparaiso Today, discover Vina del Mar, Chile’s most fashionable beach resort and the port town of Valparaiso where the hundreds of brightly coloured wooden houses clinging to the hillside are an inspiration for many artists and poets.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 3 – Vineyards Tour
Valparaiso Enjoy a half-day tour and wine-tasting at either the famous Concha y Toro winery, the boutique Vina Aquitania, or the 120 year-old Vina Undurraga.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 4 – Private Tour
Puerto Varas Morning flight to Puerto Montt (not included). On arrival enjoy a private transfer to your chosen hotel in the small lakeside town of Puerto Varas, followed by a tour to discover the town’s unique architecture.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Hotel and Cabanas del Lago (B)

Day 5 – Visit Frutillar
Puerto Varas Today, visit Frutillar founded by German settlers around 1850 and situated on the shoreline of Lake Llanquihue.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Hotel and Cabanas del Lago (B)

Day 6 – Cruise Transfer
Peulla Journey along the shores of Lake Llanquihue to Lake Todos los Santos, where you begin the spectacular two hour, three-lake crossing into Argentina and the tiny village of Peulla nestled in the Andes.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Hotel Natura (B,D)

Day 7 – Cruise Transfer
Bariloche, Argentina More cruising and stunning scenery awaits today, crossing from Chile into Argentina. After breakfast, travel along winding roads by bus, and cruise across two lakes by catamaran. The final leg of this amazing journey is by road to San Carlos de Bariloche for a two-night stay.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Hotel Edelweiss (B)

Day 8 – ‘Small Circuit' Tour
Bariloche This morning, enjoy the classic three-hour 'Small Circuit' sightseeing tour. Leaving Bariloche, head west along the shore of Lake Nahuel Huapi. A seven-minute chairlift ride can then be taken to Cerro Campanario for some of the best views in the region. From here, the landscape changes into lush temperate rainforest and the tour continues past Lake Moreno and the sheer face of Mount Lopez. Enjoy fantastic views of the lakes and islands before heading back to Bariloche for an afternoon at leisure.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Hotel Edelweiss (B)

Day 9 – Transfer
Buenos Aires Transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Meet and greet on arrival and transfer to your chosen hotel for a three-night stay in this cosmopolitan and historical city.  
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 10 – City Tour & Tango
Buenos Aires This morning enjoy a half-day tour of this impressive city. Discover the cobbled streets and brightly painted houses of La Boca and the grand architecture in Plaza de Mayo. Continue to the exclusive neighbourhood of Recoleta, with its treelined avenues, fashionable restaurants, cafes and boutiques, not forgetting the famous cemetery that holds Evita's shrine.

Optional Dinner & Tango Show: This evening, enjoy exquisite cuisine and a spectacular dance display in one of the city’s oldest and finest tango venues. Housed in an elegant French style building with an exclusive marble bar, Gala Tango is bound to put you in the tango mood! As you arrive you are invited to learn some of the slick tango moves and enjoy a drink.

The Tango and Folklore show follows, featuring a live orchestra, two singers and four performing tango dancers. You will also enjoy a show with boleadoras (balls tied to ropes used by the gauchos to herd cattle) while enjoying a 3-course a la carte meal paired with superb Catena Zapata wines.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 11 – Optional Tours
Buenos Aires Today you will have a day at leisure to get to know the city better. Alternatively you can explore a riverside town or experience life on an Argentine ranch in the Pampas.

Option 1: The Riverside Town
Full Day tour to the Tigre including a cruise in the Delta. In the early 19th century, the Belle Epoque left its mark with the ornate architectural style, endowing the Tigre town with an eclectic and fun personality, reminiscent of the first holidaymakers and their European ways.

A delightful way of spending the day is to take a boat ride through the waterways, an experience that can only be described as a mixture of the Thames and the Amazon.  Weekend houses of imposing grandeur, white stuccoed fronts and manicured lawns lie among palm trees on one island, neighbour to another where untidy wooden structures perch on stilts and platforms under which play ragged brown-skinned children.  English cottages stand next to Italian villas, azure-painted shacks and run-down boathouses while through the water glide skiffs, canoes and barges.  

Option 2: The Estancia Rosario De Areco
On this full day tour you will experience life on an Argentine ranch and indulge in a mouth-watering barbecue or 'Parrillada', as the Argentines call them, with typical folk music and dancing.

El "ROSARIO DE ARECO", only 115 km away from Buenos Aires, is a typical colonial farmhouse that has been completely recycled and refurnished, with distinct family atmosphere. The main house, built in 1892, is surrounded by a 14 hectares park that includes stables, two swimming pools, and fully acclimatized recycled barns for year-round entertainment. You can stay overnight or simply enjoy a day of relaxing in real farm atmosphere.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice (B)

Day 12 – Iguazu National Park
Iguazu Falls Transfer to San Carlos de Bariloche airport for your flight to Buenos Aires, connecting to Iguazu. Arrive Iguazu and transfer to your hotel for overnight. Located near the junction of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, Iguazu Falls (pronounced eeh-gwa-SUE) is a must-see: It may be the greatest waterfall in the world. There are 275 cataracts in all, stretching 2 miles from bank to bank and reaching a height of 300 ft.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Iguazu Grand Hotel & Casino (B,D)  

Day 13 – Iguazu National Park
Iguazu Falls Full day visit to Iguazu National Park. Walk along the upper and lower trails around the spectacular Iguazu Falls, admiring the whole system of more than 270 different falls. Boat trip to San Martin Island and along the canyon of the river. This afternoon, visit to the Devil’s Throat, the main fall of the Iguazu system, where you will see many species of wildlife such as toco toucans, parakeets, coatis, capuchin monkeys and several species of tropical butterflies.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Iguazu Grand Hotel & Casino (B,D)

Day 14 – Transfer
Rio de Janeiro After a leisurely breakfast, catch a last glimpse of the falls before your flight (not included) to Rio.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Sofitel Rio de Janeiro (B)

Day 15 – City Highlights Tour
Rio de Janeiro Experience the staggering views from Rio’s famous mountain tops. Travel by train through the lush Tijuca forest to reach the top of Corcovado, crowned by the legendary Statue of Christ. Then, after a delicious lunch, travel to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain by cable car.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Sofitel Rio de Janeiro (B)

Day 16 – The Surrounds
Rio de Janeiro Today is yours to do with as you wish. Tonight enjoy a delicious barbecue dinner and watch a Samba show with costumed dancers presenting Brazil’s folklore.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Sofitel Rio de Janeiro (B)

Day 17 – Depart
Rio de Janeiro Your transfer awaits you for your onward flight (B)
 

 

Recommended price

  • 5-star: From GBP 300 per person per day
  • 4-star: From GBP 250 per person per day
  • 3-star: From GBP 200 per person per day

The true price is customised based on final choice of hotels, travel dates, and other custom preferences. All prices exclude international flights.

Price Includes: hotels, airport transfers and transportation within the country, unique experiences guided by local experts and 24X7 support during your trip.

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199


Overview Argentina is a sensual place, both intricate and addictive. It is also a land of beautiful extremes with snow covered peaks, sparkling glassy lakes, vast plains studded with galloping gauchos and sub-tropical rainforest steams thundering into giant chasms.

Like the rest of the country, the capital, Buenos Aires, is big, beautiful and sprawling. But unlike so much of Latin America, there’s little trace of Aztec heritage here. Instead it is a surprisingly sophisticated blend of modern and belle époque architecture that looks as though it has been plucked straight from Paris.

Where to go Argentina has many attractions that could claim the title of natural wonders of the world: the prodigious waterfalls of Iguazú; the spectacular Glaciar Perito Moreno; unforgettable whale-watching off Península Valdés; or the handsome lakes and mountains around Bariloche – indeed, Patagonia in general.

You are likely to start in Buenos Aires, the most cosmopolitan city in all South America. Argentina's historic capital has breathtaking energy, spacious grandeur and self-confident style. The city’s museums are eclectic enough to suit all interests – Latin American art, colonial silverware, dinosaurs and ethnography are just four subjects on offer – and you can round off a day’s sightseeing with a tango show, a bar tour or a meal at one of the dozens of fabulous restaurants.

Due north lies the Litoral, an expanse of subtropical watery landscapes that shares borders with Uruguay, Brazil and Paraguay. Here are the photogenic Iguazú waterfalls, the largest series of waterfalls in the world. The falls lie on the Río Iguazu, which runs along the border between Argentina and Brazil. You should spend at least a day here, and view the falls from both sides of the border - though more of them are on the Argentine side, the better views are from Brazil.

Sprawling to the west and south of Buenos Aires are the Pampas, arguably the country’s most archetypal landscape. The wide landscape is punctuated by small towns, the occasional ranch and countless clumps of pampas grass (cortaderas). Part arid, part wetland, the Pampas are grazed by millions of cattle and planted with soya and wheat fields of incomprehensible size. Take a glimpse at gaucho culture, with a stay at one of the classy estancias, offering a combination of hedonistic luxury and horseback adventures.

In the west, are the Sierras: the mild climate, clear brooks and sylvan idylls of these ancient highlands have attracted holiday-makers since the late nineteenth century, and within reach of Córdoba, the country’s colonial-era second city, are some of the oldest resorts on the continent.

Covering roughly a third of Argentina, Patagonia still surprises visitors with the wide range of natural spectacles contained on its windswept plains. It has some of the hemisphere's highest peaks, forests of strange primeval trees, several of the world's most noteworthy glaciers, and fossil-rich coastal cliffs.

On the Atlantic side of Patagonia, Península Valdés is a must-see for its world-class marine fauna. It is the breeding ground for southern right whales, elephant seals and sea lions, and the nesting site for thousands of shore birds, including pelicans, cormorants and oystercatchers. Boat trips to view the whales and other marine life are available at the nearby town of Puerto Pirámide.

When to go Argentina can be divided into four broad climatic regions: the north-eastern plains, central Argentina (Pampas), western Argentina (Andes) and southern Argentina (Patagonia). Remember that the seasons in Argentina are the reverse of those in the Northern Hemisphere.

The best time to travel to Argentina depends on where you want to focus your trip and what you want to do in this large elongated country. Summer, December through February, is the best time to visit the extreme landscape of Patagonia and the southern Andes.

Winter (Jun-Aug) is the best time to visit Iguazú and the Northwest, when the rains and heat have subsided; but spring (Aug-Oct) is also pleasant, as temperatures are mild and the crowds have cleared out. It is also the prime time to visit Buenos Aires when the purple jacarandas are in bloom. A great time to see Mendoza or the Lake District is in the fall, when the foliage pops—and there are fewer crowds.

Visa UK nationals don’t need a visa to enter Argentina as a tourist unless you’re travelling on an Emergency Travel Document. On presentation of a valid British passport you will normally be granted a 90-day stay in the country.

If you’re travelling to Argentina for any purpose other than tourism, contact the Embassy of the Argentine Republic in London.

Passport validity: Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is required.

Proof of onward travel: You may need to provide proof of onward or return travel. You should make all flight reservations before departing for Argentina. Airlines have sometimes refused to board passengers travelling to Argentina without proof of onward travel.

Visa information source: www.gov.uk