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12 Day Best of South America

Trafalgar At Leisure Tour starting in Rio De Janeiro and finishing in Santiago

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Trafalgar's 12 Day Best of South America. Surrender to Latin America's lust for life, behind vibrant street murals, the beat of the marimba and in the shadow of the Andes-an At Leisure spree from the home of the cariocas and porteños to slim Chile, culminating at the edge of thundering ...read more


Operator: Trafalgar
Type: At Leisure Tour (Premium)
Style: At Leisure
Max Group Size: 51
Duration: 12 Days
From: Rio De Janeiro to Santiago
Tour Code: LBSA
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Brazil, Argentina, Chile
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Day By Day


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. Stay: Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

Rio De Janeiro Sightseeing And At Leisure

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, 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. (FB/WR)

Rio De Janeiro Sightseeing And 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. (FB/RM)

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. (FB)

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. (FB/D) Stay: Wish Resort Foz do Iguassu

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. (FB/L)

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. (FB) Stay: InterContinental Buenos Aires

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 and see the colourful neighbourhood of La Boca. 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. (FB/RM)

Buenos Aires At Leisure

Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore on your own. 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 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. (FB/BMGD)

Buenos Aires - Santiago (2 Nights)

Fly west across the Andes to the Chilean capital. Meet your Local Specialist for 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. (FB) Stay: InterContinental Santiago

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. (FB/FD)

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 add an exciting optional extension. (FB)

Trip Inclusions

Insider Experiences with Trafalgar

  • Be My Guest Dine at the home of a local family in the bohemian neighbourhood of Palermo Soho with its Spanish-style houses and hip attitude.
  • Cultural Insight Visit a Samba school to see and experience this symbol of Brazil and the important role it plays in Rio's incredible Carnival. Experience the beauty of the Tango at a traditional milonga and learn about its traditions.
  • Local Specialist For sightseeing on both sides of Iguassu Falls, in Buenos Aires and Santiago.
  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Santiago
  • See the Church of San Francisco, Copacabana Beach
  • View Devil's Throat Falls
  • Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue, Sugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado, Recoleta Cemetery, Iguassu Falls, Valparaiso

Dining Highlights

  • 11 full breakfasts
  • 1 lunch
  • 5 dinners (including Be My Guest)

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
  • All 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


  • Prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Rio de Janeiro - Iguassu, Iguassu - Buenos Aires and Buenos Aires - Santiago and require purchase of round-trip air travel on LATAM between your gateway city and the itinerary's start and end gateway cities (ticket number required).

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included
  • Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

Operator Details

Trafalgar Reviews: (655)
Tours on Sale: 244
Accommodation: 4-4.5 Star
Average Age: 45-60+ years
Types: Coach Tours & Small Group Tours
Max Group Size(s): 49 & 26
Budget: Premium
Destinations: Asia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, South & Central America, UK & Ireland, USA'
Feb 2018 - Nov 2018

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