Over Land, Under Stars
FROM: USD $3,295

South American Express - 11 days

Departing Santiago visit Argentina's premier wine region before hitting Buenos Aires. Explore spectacular Iguazu Falls and end up in the party capital of the world - Rio de Janeiro!

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
South American Express ex Rio

Trip Highlights

Mendoza - Wine capital of Argentina and home of the Malbec
Rio de Janeiro - Beaches, favellas & Sugar loaf
Buenos Aires - The Paris of South America
Iguazu Falls - One of the great natural wonders of the world! Views from Brazil and Argentina
Santiago - Chile's cosmopolitan capital

Included

7 breakfasts
Airport arrival transfer on day 1
Excursions to the Argentine and Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls and an Argentinian winery (seasonal)
Transportation by public bus
10 nights in simple hotels
3 economy class flights: Rio - Puerto Iguazu, Puerto Iguazu - Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires - Mendoza
Escorted by a tour leader
Entrance fees for included excursions

Not Included

International flights and visas
Tipping – an entirely personal gesture
Items of a personal nature, additional meals and drinks

Itinerary

Day 1

Santiago

Upon arrival at Santiago Airport you'll be met and transferred to your hotel. Today you are free to explore Chile's cosmopolitan capital city, Santiago, at your own pace. For the best views of the city, take a funicular railway to the top of San Cristobal where the Statue of the Virgin overlooks the capital and the distant Andes. Santiago is a very clean, modern city with many fountains and parks, and is well-renowned for its markets such as the famous Mercado Central, one of the best seafood markets in the world. In the Plaza Constitucion at the Palacio de la Moneda you can see the changing of the guard on most days.
Overnight: Santiago

Days 2-4

Mendoza

Santiago - Mendoza. On day 2 we travel by bus across the border into Mendoza, the epicentre of Argentina's wine country. Situated on the foothills of the Andes, the city is a great base for some optional outdoor activities, such as white-water rafting, rappelling and horseback riding. But of course no trip to Mendoza would be complete without touring the surrounding vineyards. You can hire bikes and cycle the ‘Ruta de los Vinos' (wine route), visiting both ancient cellars and working wineries – tasting some of the world's best Malbecs en route.
Overnight: Mendoza  |  Breakfast x 3

Days 5-7

Buenos Aires

Mendoza - Buenos Aires. We fly to the beautiful city of Buenos Aires, known as the "Paris of South America" due to its lovely green parks, plazas and wide boulevards. You will have three days to explore the quirky neighbourhoods and artistic markets of the city, where European and Latin American influences have mixed together to create a city like no other. Whether you are a culture lover, bargain hunter or night owl, Argentina's capital city has plenty to keep you busy.
Overnight: Buenos Aires  |  Breakfast x 1

Days 8-9

Iguazu Falls

Buenos Aires - Iguazu Falls. We fly over fertile farmlands to the Brazilian town of Foz do Iguacu, our base for visiting the famous Iguazu Falls - the most magnificent waterfalls in the world. Unlike most other waterfalls that have just one or two cataracts, at Iguazu Falls there are 275 cataracts in a magnificent 3 kilometre long U shape that we will visit from both the Brazil and Argentinean sides.
Overnight: Iguazu Falls (Brazil)  |  Breakfast x 1

Day 10

Rio de Janeiro

Iguazu Falls - Rio de Janeiro. Today we fly on to Rio de Janeiro, which has many things to see and do. A highlight for most would be to experience the majestic gaze of Christ the Redeemer at the top of Corcovado, the breath-taking panoramic views from the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, and the vibrant coloured tiles of the Selaron staircase. You can walk from the top of the staircase up to the quiet hill-top neighbourhood of Santa Teresa, with many quaint cafes and shops lining the cobblestone streets. In the city centre, you can stroll around Rio's old colonial buildings and wander around the skyscrapers of the financial district. Alternatively, you may like to visit the Botanical Gardens, one of the world-famous beaches of Copacabana or Ipanema, or the beautiful Rodrigues de Freitas Lagoon. If you are in Rio de Janeiro around February/March, get ready for the world's biggest party, the Rio Carnival.
Overnight: Rio De Janeiro   |  Breakfast

Day 11

Rio de Janeiro

Your adventure of a lifetime comes to an end today. If you have a late flight or have lengthened your stay by adding post tour accommodation you will have more time to explore the sights.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies to travellers who would like the comfort of their own room (on all or many of the tour nights) and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price.

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South American Express ex Rio

Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies to travellers who would like the comfort of their own room (on all or many of the tour nights) and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price.

Read More
Guaranteed Departure
4+ places
Limited places
Sold out
Contact Us
2017
Price /
Person
Single
Supp.
USD $3,295
USD $550
USD $3,295
USD $550
USD $3,445
USD $550
USD $3,445
USD $550
2018
Price /
Person
Single
Supp.
USD $3,775
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In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Santiago
Ends
Rio de Janeiro
Departs
Year round
Hotel Rating
Simple accommodation
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour leader
Meals
Breakfast: 7
Visiting
Countries
Updated
1st March 2017

Extra Tour Info

Style of Group Travel
More about our group tours to South America