South America Vacation Package – Rio de Janeiro – Iguazu Falls – Buenos Aires – El Calafate – Puerto Natales and Santiago (14N)

Travel to the marvelous Rio de Janeiro city, experience the grandness of the Iguazu Falls, be enchanted by the cafés and restaurants of buenos Aires, visit the glaciers of El Calafate, see penguins in Puerto Natales and have the best wines of Chile in Santiago.

With this package, you will meet the “cariocas” and see how they live in the marvelous Rio de Janeiro city, experience the grandness of the Iguazu Falls, be enchanted by the cafés and restaurants of buenos Aires, visit the glaciers of El Calafate, see penguins in Puerto Natales and have the best wines of Chile in Santiago.

South America Vacation Package 2 (14N) includes

Hotel in Rio de Janeiro:

  • 3 nights accommodation in Rio de Janeiro

Tours in Rio de Janeiro:

  • Full day four wonders tour of Corcovado and Sugar Loaf
  • Guanabara Bay Cruise

Hotel in Iguazu Falls:

  • 2 nights accommodation in Iguazu Falls

Tours in Iguazu Falls:

  • Tour of the Brazilian side of the falls
  • Tour of the Argentinian side of the falls

Hotel in Buenos Aires – Argentina:

  • 3 nights accommodation in Buenos Aires

Tours in Buenos Aires – Argentina:

  • Buenos Aires City Tour
  • Tango show at Esquina Carlos Gardel
  • Tour to El Tigre and River Delta

Hotel in El Calafate- Argentina:

  • 2 nights accommodation in El Calafate

Tours in El Calafate- Argentina:

  • Tour to Perito Moreno Glacier

Hotel in Puerto Natales – Chile:

  • 1 night accommodation in Puerto Natales

Tours in Puerto Natales – Chile:

  • Tour to Torres del Paine National Park
  • Tour to Otway Penguin reserve

Hotel in Santiago – Chile:

  • 1 night accommodation in Santiago

Tours in Santiago – Chile:

  • Half day city tour of Santiago
  • Full day tour to the wine country

Observations

  • Transportation: Transfers from/to airport and tours in air-conditioned vehicles with your local English speaking expert guide.
  • Adventure: This is an easy paced trip perfect for anyone.
  • Group Size: Any group size.
  • Staff: Local professional bilingual guides will help you during the tours and transfers.

Day by Day Vacation Package Itinerary

This is a Sample Vacation Package that we have created for customers in the past.

Contact us for a Custom Package created just for you.

Day 1 – Rio de Janeiro City
An English speaking guide will pick you up at Rio de Janeiro airport and will take you to your hotel. You will have the rest of the day to rest and get to know the local beach, bars and restaurants.

Day 2 – Rio de Janeiro City
After breakfast, your guide will collect you at your hotel and will take you on a tour to the most famous landmarks of the city, where you will be able to see this city’s natural beauty from above. After a scenic drive along Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, you will find yourself at the bottom of the Corcovado Hill. You will go on a train up the mountain towards the statue of Christ the Redeemer . The statue was recently voted one of the 7 “New Wonders of the World”. Enjoy the panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro and discover why it is called the “Marvelous City”. The tour continues to the Sugar Loaf Mountain, now one of the major symbols of Rio de Janeiro city. You will take two cable-cars: the first to Urca Hill. The second to the Sugar Loaf. The views are spectacular.

Day 3 – Rio de Janeiro City
On January 1st, 1502, a group of Portuguese explorers commanded by Gaspar de Lemos discovered Guanabara Bay. Being that it was the month of January and that the bay appeared to be a large river mouth, Gonçalves named the area Rio de Janeiro (River of January). Based on water volume, Guanabara Bay is the largest bay in the world, and holds several islands such as the Governor’s Island, Whirlpool and Snake Island. To the west, lies Rio de Janeiro, and to the east the municipal district of Niteroi. Guests will have the opportunity to see various landmarks such as the neighborhoods of Botafogo, Flamengo, and Urca, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Fort São Joao, Flagstone Island, Santa Cruz Fortress, Rio-Niteroi Bridge and more. Duration: approximately 2 hours You may choose to go on one of the Optional Tours below. Tour of Santa Marta Favela Santa Teresa Tour Secrets of Old Rio Walking Tour Rio By Night at Scenarium Plataforma Samba Show Helicopter Tour over Christ the Redeemer Day Tour to petrópolis Day Tour to Búzios

Day 4 – Iguazu Falls
After breakfast, you will say goodbeye to Rio city and will be taken to the airport to catch your flight to Foz do Iguazu. A guide will pick you up at the airport and will take you to your hotel.

Day 5 – Iguazu Falls
Brazilian Side of the Falls After breakfast, we will drive through the beautiful green subtropical vegetation on our way to the falls. We will go on a walk down into the canyon, then take the glass lift with stunning panoramic views to the more than 240 falls from the upper deck. Duration: 3h. Park entrance tickets included Argetinian Side of the Falls We will cross the bridge and enjoy great views of the canyon on our way to the Iguazu National Park in Argentina. Visit the upper walkways which allow intimate contact with the falls and the rainforest. Visit the suspended platform at the very brink of the abysms of the largest of waterfalls, the Devil’s Throat. Druation: 4h. Park entrance tickets included. Please check Argentinean Visa Requirements

Day 6 – Buenos Aires
After your last breakfast with stunning views of the falls, your driver will take you to the airport to catch a flight to Buenos Aires. You will be awaited at your destination by a guide who will take you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to get to local the local area.

Day 7 – Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires City Tour After breakfast, you will discover the many facets of Buenos Aires. We’ll start the excursion with a visit of the southern districts of La Boca with its multicolour tin houses, and the old neighbourhood of San Telmo with its narrow, cobbled-stone streets; its wonderful parks and gardens, monuments and magnificent mansions. Then, highlights will include the Main Square, Plaza de Mayo with its neo-classical Cathedral, colonial town-hall and the Presidential Palace, the “Casa Rosada”. Then the elegant Barrio Norte neighbourhood, the Recoleta Cemetery with its amazing mausoleums and statues, and Palermo with its wonderful parks and gardens, monuments and magnificent mansions. Tango Show at Esquina Carlos Gardel Because of its history, tradition, gastronomical service and artistic quality, Esquina Carlos Gardel is one of the best alternatives for a tango night. At first named Chanta Cuatro, there used to bea restaurant that opened its doors for the first time in 1893, at that time as a two storied restaurant and family hotel. Visitors were invited to play “bochas” (bocce) at the court attached to the restaurant. Today, more than 100 years later, as if by magic, this story comes back to life. Esquina Carlos Gardel, located exactly on the same spot where Chanta Cuatro used to be, offers an unmatched, unbeatable Tango theme restaurant.

Day 8 – Buenos Aires
Depart in the morning to El Tigre passing by San Isidro, an old quarter near the city of Buenos Aires, a residential area. After visiting San Isidro’s, the trip continues to El Tigre, is a beautiful town next to the river. Located on the banks of the Rio de la Plata (River Plate) is a characteristic residential and tourist area of the outskirts of Buenos Aires. Further north, you find the Parana Delta, Tigre Delta (called simply Tigre), a group of islands, natural reserve and wildlife. Rivers, channels, big trees, fruits and nice houses, boats, and wharfs are typical of the region. It is one of the few Deltas in the world that can be visited by travellers, and a popular weekend destination. Passing by San Fernando (the national capital of Nautical Sports) and San Isidro, national capital of Rugby, you arrive at the port of El Tigre for one hour boat tour along the Delta, passing by different islands with their beautiful houses facing the river. You may also choose to take one of the Optional Tours below. La Sofia Polo Day at Local Ranch Panoramic Helicopter flight over the city

Day 9 – El Calafate
Today you will leave Buenos Aires and take a flight to El Calafate. You will be taken to Buenos Aires airport and picked up on the other side, where ypou will be driven to your hotel in El Calafate. The rest of the day is free o relax.

Day 10 – El Calafate
Depart to Perito Moreno Glacier. Across footbridges, you arrive at the observation site of one of Patagonia’s most impressive glaciers. The Perito Moreno slowly moves towards the front of the Magallanes Peninsula, where it forms a natural dam of ice which stops the flow of the water from the Rico arm to the Iceberg barrier. The water level goes up thus pressing and corroding the ice mass until it produces small leaks, which increase creating a tunnel through which water flows toward Lago Argentino. After lunch at Nativo´s Restaurant, take a one hour boat ride on the Argentinean Lake and enjoy some time at leisure near the glacier, before returning to the hotel.

Day 11 – Puerto Natales
After breakfast, you will be take to El Calafate airport to catch your flight to Puerto Natales. At your destination, a guide will be waiting to take you to your hotel. Please ensure that you have a valid visa to Chile. Torres del Paine National Park You will visit the Torres del Paine park and enjoy the principal points of the park. The park Torres del Paine is a wonderful area to observe local and native flora and fauna, where animals like condors, guanacos, ñandues and others may be seen and photographed. You will visit scenic lakes like Amarga, Nordenskjold, Pehoe, Toro and Grey. Visit of Otway Penguin Reserve Visit the Otway Penguin Reserve in the Strait of Magellan. (Important note: in recent years, fewer penguins have been coming to this region every year. Therefore, it is not possible to predict if a big or a small colony of penguins will arrive to the reserve this year and it is not guaranteed that passengers will be able to see penguins.)

Day 12 – Santiago
After breakfast, you will betaken to Puerto Natales airport, where you will catch a flight to Santiago do Chile. A guide will meet you in Santiago airport and take you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax and enjoy this beautiful city.

Day 13 – Santiago
Today you will visit its historical center and the palace “La Moneda” current sit of the government. This palace is one of the top monuments of the civil architecture in South America. We will continue to the “Plaza de Armas” the heart of the city surrounded by the cathedral and the former congress center, and then to the metropolitan national park through Bellavista, the bohemia quarter of the city with its colorful houses. At this point we will go to the metropolitan parc and we will mount the “San Cristobal” hill which offers a panoramic sight over the city with the Cordillera mountains in back ground. We will continue our visit through the residential quarters and finish by a manufacturer of Lapis Lazulli.

Day 14 – Santiago
Depart from Santiago to visit Perez Cruz. The vineyards are situated in the beautiful Maipo Valley, 45 km. south – east of Santiago, surrounded by the foothills of the Andes Mountains Enjoy lunch in a typical restaurant, before you visit Concha y Toro vineyard. At the entry Portal, you are cordially greeted and invited to learn about and enjoy and wine tasting at one of Chile’s most traditional wineries, founded in 1883. Return to Santiago in the late afternoon.

Day 15 – Santiago
Today you will have breakfast at your hotel and then will be taken to Santiago airport to catch your flight back home. We are certain that you had the best of times and hope to see you back soon.

Hotel Options in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

  • 5 star – Copacabana Palace Hotel
  • 5 star – Hotel Fasano Rio de Janeiro
  • 5 star – Hotel Santa Tereza
  • 4 star – Porto Bay International
  • 4 star – Ceasar Park Hotel
  • 4 star – Sheraton Hotel
  • 3 star – Augusto’s Copacabana Hotel
  • 3 star – Acapulco Copacabana Hotel
  • 3 star – Windsor Asturias Hotel

Hotel Options in Iguassu Falls – Brazil

  • 5 star – Hotel das Cataratas
  • 4 star – Iguazu Resort
  • 4 star – Bourbon Cataratas Hotel
  • 3 star – Best Western Tarobá

Hotel Options in Buenos Aires – Argentina

  • 5 star – Alvear Palace Hotel
  • 5 star – Alvear Art Hotel
  • 5 star – Palacio Duhau – Park Hyatt BA
  • 4 star – Legado Mitico
  • 4 star – Casa Calma Hotel
  • 4 star – Mine Hotel
  • 3 star – Feel Buenos Aires
  • 3 star – Sissi Haz Boutique Hotel
  • 3 star – Arribo Buenos Aires Boutique Hotel

Hotel Options in El Calafate – Argentina

  • 5 star – Los Sauces Hotel
  • 5 star – Xelena Hotel and Suites
  • 5 star – Imago Hotel and Spa
  • 4 star – Hotel Kosten Alike
  • 4 star – Los Ponchos Apart Boutique
  • 4 star – Boutique Hotel La Cantera
  • 3 star – Hotel ACA El Calafate
  • 3 star – Patagonia Queen Boutique Hotel
  • 3 star – Linda Vista Apart Hotel

Hotel Options in Puerto Natales – Chile

  • 5 star – The Singular Patagonia Hotel
  • 5 star – NOI Indigo Patagonia
  • 5 star – Remota Hotel
  • 4 star –Hotel Altiplanico Puerto Natales
  • 4 star – Weskar Lodge
  • 4 star – Hotel Cost Australis
  • 3 star – Sheuen Hotel
  • 3 star – Lady Florence Dixie
  • 3 star – Hotel Halef

Hotel Options in Santiago – Chile

  • 5 star – Renaissance Santiago Hotel
  • 5 star – The Ritz-Carlton Santiago
  • 5 star – Lastarria Boutique Hotel
  • 4 star – Hotel Ismael 312
  • 4 star – Boutique Hotel San Sebastian
  • 4 star – Plaza El Bosque San Sebastian
  • 3 star – Departamentos Amobiliados Santiago Centro II
  • 3 star – Smart Apart
  • 3 star – Su Merced Hotel