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Itinerary & Activities

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Itinerary map of 15 Day Kaleidoscope of South America

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Chile

Depart for Chile

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Santiago

Welcome to Chile! Morning arrival in the energetic capital city of Santiago; transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Tonight, meet your Tour Manager and fellow travelers for a briefing on the tour that awaits you followed by a Welcome Drink and Dinner together
Overnight: Santiago
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Wednesday - Santiago City Tour

This morning's city tour takes you through the colonial neighborhoods of the city that contrast with the modern financial center, known as Sanhattan. Pass by beautiful residences that are part of the Barrio Universitario (University Area). In the historical center visit the lively Plaza de Armas, with its fountains, sculpture and intriguing people-watching opportunities. The tour continues with a drive along the green Parque Forestal with its stunning Fine Arts museum. Continue crossing the bohemian neighborhood of Bellavista and climbing up San Cristóbal Hill to a viewpoint, for a magnificent panoramic view of the city with its backdrop of the towering Andes Mountains. This afternoon, join the optional excursion to the Undurraga Winery in the Maipo Valley, one of Chile's most important wine producing areas. Taste some of Chile's world-famous wines during the tour before returning to Santiago
Optional: Half Day Undurraga Winery Tour & Tasting (PM)
Overnight: Santiago
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Thursday - Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas and the Lake District

Today, a short flight to the southern port city of Puerto Montt, gateway to the Lake District, a region of beautiful crystal-clear emerald lakes. Continue through the rolling countryside to the charming village of Puerto Varas, on the shore of Lago Llanquihue, known as the “city of roses.” On a clear day, you can see views of the imposing snow-capped Osorno and Calbuco Volcanoes. Dinner together tonight. After, perhaps a walk through town with its wood shingled homes and a rose-encircled plaza
Overnight: Puerto Varas
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Friday - Lake Crossing to Bariloche with Petrohue

A day filled with adventure and magnificent scenery! Your journey through the Andes takes you to Petrohue where you board a catamaran to Peulla, a nature lover’s paradise. After clearing customs at Peulla, time for a lovely lunch. Then, crossing the border into Argentina continue by ship to Puerto Blest and to Puerto Pañuelo where you disembark and drive to Bariloche with its astonishing scenery. Nestled in the foothills of the Andes in Lake Nahuel Huapi National Park, the city is reminiscent of a Swiss alpine village. Circled by forests, stunning lakes, and soaring snow-capped mountains, Bariloche is a year-round resort. The rest of the day is at leisure in this stunning setting with picture postcard views in every direction
Overnight: Bariloche
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 6, Saturday - Bariloche Small Circuit Tour

In Bariloche, travel along the shore of Nahuel Huapi Lake to several vista points, showing the many natural highlights of this breathtaking region, including Huemul Island. At Cerro Campanario (Belfry Hill) ascend by chair lift to the peak - you'll be astonished by the amazing views from the lookout point of the surrounding lakes, mountains and the Llao Llao Peninsula. Leisure time to indulge in town, known as the chocolate capital of Argentina.
Overnight: Bariloche
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Sunday - Fly to Buenos Aires

Travel today on a flight to the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires. Its beauty is apparent as you arrive in this 19th century “Paris of South America” with its elegant architecture, wide tree-shaded boulevards, striking monuments and sprawling parks. The rest of the day is yours to get acquainted with this city that has a very distinct European flavor. Tonight, be sure to treat yourself to a fabulous Argentine beef dinner at one of the city’s many superb steak restaurants
Overnight: Buenos Aires
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Monday - Buenos Aires City Tour

Discover the city's highlights on a tour that includes the Plaza de Mayo, Metropolitan Cathedral and Casa Rosada (government palace); see the balcony where Eva and Juan Peron made their speeches. Then, to the colorful La Boca neighborhood, a working class barrio, and the old quarters of San Telmo and Caminito, a mix of colonial style homes, artists' lofts and trendy cafes. At the Recoleta Cemetery, view the resting place of many of the wealthiest and most important Argentine historical figures. The grounds cover over four city blocks, with more than 6,400 handcrafted mausoleums, including the legendary tomb of Eva "Evita" Peron, always decorated with flowers and letters from adoring fans. Spend the rest of the day exploring on your own before the afternoon tango lesson with professional Argentine dancers. Tonight, attend the optional very impressive Tango Show along with dinner in downtown Buenos Aires
Optional: Dinner and Tango Show
Overnight: Buenos Aires
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Tuesday - Full Day in Buenos Aires

Revisit some of your favorite places in the city today, or shop to your heart’s content for custom leatherwear and designer clothes on famous Florida Street. Don’t miss the optional Gaucho Party at the Santa Susana Ranch. Get ready for a rustic experience at this traditional Argentine ranch (estancia), dedicated primarily to agriculture and the breeding of cattle and horses. After an interesting tour of the ranch, enjoy a typical Argentine barbecue lunch together, followed by a folklore show with lively music and dancing and ring races where gauchos show their skills as riders. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant
Optional: Full Day Gaucho Party
Overnight: Buenos Aires
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Wednesday - Fly to Iguazu Falls

Depart Buenos Aires by flight to Iguazu on the Argentine side of the Falls. Time to settle in at the hotel before tonight’s dinner
Overnight: Iguazu
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 11, Thursday -The Argentinian Falls, Upper and Lower Circuit, Devil’s Throat

A railway car transports you to the Upper Circuit of the Falls.* As you walk to the Lower Circuit, the enormous power of nature surrounds you. Continue along the catwalks to Devil's Gorge - stand in awe as you gaze at spectacular "Devil's Throat" the most magnificent of all of the cataracts. View, photograph and feel the spray of the thundering waters, one of nature's most impressive achievements, a unique experience for your senses. The rest of the day is devoted to exploring the treasures of Iguazu National Park, designated a World Heritage Site for its rare and endangered flora and fauna
*Please be advised that in order to access the falls, you are required to walk over uneven surfaces, followed by a series of narrow boardwalk paths.The paths feature many sets of stairs and can be slippery due to the mist
Overnight: Iguazu
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Friday - Iguassu, The Brazilian Falls, Rio de Janeiro

Today visit the Brazilian side of the majestic Falls,* walking along the winding pathways of one of the world's greatest natural wonders. Iguassu consists of over 275 separate cataracts across a span of two and one-half miles, wider than Victoria Falls and higher than Niagara Falls and more dramatic than both. The unforgettable panoramic views will be a memory that lasts forever. Later, depart Iguassu on a flight to Rio, the vivacious “sun and fun” capital of South America. Go “out on the town” tonight and discover the beat of the Samba or the Bossa Nova at one of the local clubs as you sip a Caipirinha, the popular Brazilian cocktail
Please be advised that in order to access the falls, you are required to walk over uneven surfaces, followed by a series of narrow boardwalk paths.The paths feature many sets of stairs and can be slippery due to the mist.
Overnight: Rio de Janeiro
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 13, Saturday - Rio de Janeiro and Tour of Corcovado Mountain

Awake this morning in remarkable Rio de Janeiro. Start the day with an ascent by a cog railway to the summit of Corcovado Hill. Here, at 2,400 feet above the city stands the astonishing 125-foot statue of Christ the Redeemer. This statue that embraces the entire city, is designated as one of the seven "New Wonders of the World". At the peak, see wondrous sweeping views of the city and beaches; you’ll understand why Rio is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. In the afternoon participate in the optional Carnival and Samba Experience. Visit one of the top Samba schools in the city and learn what made the Samba & Carnival icons of Brazilian national identity. In the evening, be sure to sample the cuisine at some of the fabulous restaurants and cafes ringing the beachfront
Optional: Half Day Carnival and Samba Experience (PM)
Overnight: Rio de Janeiro
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 14, Sunday - Rio de Janeiro and Sugar Loaf Mountain

This morning, pass some of the city’s landmarks before ascending in a glass cable car to the peak of iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain, symbol of the city. A superb panorama unfolds right before your eyes including the bridge, the bay and the majestic mountains. Afternoon is at leisure to explore this remarkable city on your own. Bid a fond farewell to South America at tonight’s festive dinner with your newfound friends at a typical Brazilian Churrascaria
Overnight: Rio de Janeiro
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 15, Monday - Depart Brazil

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast


Things to Know

Preparing For Your Trip
  • Make Sure to Bring All of Your Important Documents: Passport, Foreign visa (if applicable), Itinerary, Trip confirmation, Airline ticket, Drivers license, Credit cards, Travel documents.

  • Vaccinations Are Required for Entry to Some Countries. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) can provide you their recommendations for vaccinations and other travel health precautions for your trip abroad.

  • Are You Taking Any Prescriptions or Other Medications? Pack enough to last your entire trip, including some extra in case you are unexpectedly delayed.

  • Insurance: Purchase travel insurance to cover yourself against unexpected situations. You never know when something might happen, so always be prepared.
While Traveling
  • Keep an eye on your belongings. Do not leave your belongings unattended in public spaces

  • Always have local cash. Not every place takes credit cards.
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