Cities & Natural Wonders of South America - Private LUXURY

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Prepare for an unforgettable journey through three of South America's most diverse countries. Explore Santiago and soak up the views from St. Lucia Hill and head to the wine-growing capital of Medoza in the Argentinian Andes. Discover the elegant neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires in Argentina, fall in love with the landscape of the Iguazu Falls and feel the rhythm of Rio de Janeiro.

Destinations
  • Chile
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • South America
  • South America
  • South America
Tour Types
  • Circuits
  • Wildlife

Location: UK/Ireland - Night on board

<p>It's time to live the good life in South America! Arrive at your departure airport ready to catch a flight to <strong>Santiago</strong>. Night on board.</p> <p>Important: If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.</p>

Accommodation Name: Renaissance

Location: Santiago

<p>Arrive in Santiago, a beautiful city surrounded by Andean mountains with a charming historic centre. Transfer to the hotel and get some rest ready to discover the city the following morning. Overnight stay in Santiago.</p>

Accommodation Name: Renaissance

Location: Santiago

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. Get out and explore Santiago, a city full of stimulating possibilities, on a fascinating <strong>city tour</strong>. Begin in the centre, on the main avenue of the city, to learn about its history and landmarks. Descend to the cobblestoned neighbourhood of<strong> Lastarr&iacute;a,</strong> bursting with green spaces and fancy 19th-century mansions, now restored and mostly used as cafes, restaurants, bookstores and museums. Next, experience the spectacular views from <strong>Cerro Santa Lucia</strong> where you can contemplate the city and hear more about its fascinating history. Descend the hill and pass by the emblematic <strong>Plaza de Armas</strong>, the <strong>Cathedral of Santiago</strong> and the former national congress. Dig deeper into Chilean history at the majestic <strong>La Moneda Palace</strong> and <strong>Plaza de la Constituci&oacute;n.</strong> It's time to smell the aromas and admire the amazing fresh produce at the <strong>Central Market</strong> before continuing to a <strong>Lapis Lazuli</strong> store to admire the beautiful crafts and handmade jewellery. Return to the hotel and spend the rest of the day relaxing at your leisure. Wine lovers should indulge in the local Chilean wines, they're exceptional. Overnight stay in Santiago.</p>

Accommodation Name: Renaissance

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Santiago

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. The day is all yours to explore and relax at your own pace. Culture vultures will love the city's eclectic collection of museums. The Museum of Pre-Colombian Art is simply amazing, with artefacts and art from all across South America. On the other hand, you could make like a local and have a long, leisurely lunch whilst people watching in one of the plazas. Overnight stay in Santiago.</p>

Accommodation Name: Diplomatic

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch

Location: Santiago - Mendoza

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. It's time to wave goodbye to the Chilean capital and transfer to the airport for a flight to <strong>Mendoza</strong>. Arrive in Mendoza, in the leafy foothills of the eastern Andes in Argentina. Mendoza is famed for its wine and olive oil, making it a great destination for budding foodies to explore. Transfer to the hotel and overnight stay in Mendoza. </p>

Accommodation Name: Diplomatic

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Mendoza

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. Today you'll get to know the best-loved sights with a <strong>city tour of Mendoza.</strong> Explore both the old and new city and notice the contrasts. Visit<strong> Foundational Plaza</strong>, the site of the city's foundation in 1561 and discover the Jesuit ruins, a vestige of the city before the devastating earthquake of 1861. Soak up the culture at the <strong>Basilica of San Francisco</strong>, the <strong>Plaza Independencia</strong> and <strong>Plaza Espana</strong> before passing through prestigious <strong>Emilio Civit Street</strong>, all the way to the verdant<strong> San Martin Park</strong>, the lungs of the city. This park is a popular place for local families and friends to relax together in the fresh air. End the tour at the<strong> Cerro de la Gloria</strong>, a hill where the amazing <strong>Monument to Santa Martiniana Gesta</strong> is located. Return to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure, enjoying the laid back atmosphere of the city and exploring at your own pace. Overnight stay in Mendoza.</p>

Accommodation Name: Diplomatic

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Mendoza

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. Enjoy a free day to discover the city. We recommend the following optional excursions to <strong>the Villavicencio Nature Reserve</strong> or Visit the local famous <strong>vineyards and wineries</strong><strong>. * </strong>Overnight in Mendoza.</p> <p><strong>* Andes Truck optional excursion:</strong> Embark on an unforgettable <strong>4x4 excursion to the breathtaking Villavicencio Nature Reserve.</strong> Journey through incredible natural landscapes and gorges filled with wildlife. Climb the mountain road to <strong>Manto de Cobre</strong> a historic 'frontier' type town, once an operating gold and silver mine in the 19th-century. Today, the town and its mines have been taken over by the native wildlife. Take a short trek into the mines and watch the varied wildlife such as foxes, hares, armadillos, ferrets and the majestic Andean Condor. Enjoy a panoramic journey through the landscapes of Villavicencio and it's protected sites, ending at the brilliant <strong>Cerro Aconcagua Viewpoint. </strong>This excursion does not operate on Mondays or Tuesdays.<strong><br /></strong></p> <p><strong><strong>* Optional excursion to v</strong>ineyards and wineries</strong>: Full-day excursion to visit the characteristic vineyards and wineries of the region. We will go to the south-west of the city of Mendoza, where 100 km away is one of the great wine valleys of Argentina, the <strong>Uco Valley</strong>. The region that in recent years is the destination of large foreign and national wine investments. These wineries have become creators of great wines that have won numerous international awards. That is why we propose to visit 3 specially selected wineries. The wineries are usually located right in the center of the vineyards, where a large number of hectares of native desert habitat have been preserved, and are part of the daily landscape of the winery. Near them, you can see the nearby snow-capped Andes, which rise to more than 6,100 meters. Here you will learn the steps to <strong>tasting a good wine</strong> and the way that both fruits and their product go through the different stages of production. On the tour, you can savour a gourmet <strong>lunch</strong> accompanied by the best wines of the region.</p>

Accommodation Name: Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch

Location: Mendoza - Buenos Aires

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. Set off for the capital today! At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to <strong>Buenos Aires. </strong>Arrive in Buenos Aires, transfer to the hotel and the rest of the day is free for you to explore this sprawling city, full of colonial architecture and vibrant culture. Overnight in Buenos Aires.</p>

Accommodation Name: Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Buenos Aires

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. Today, enjoy an <strong>included tour of the chic city of Buenos Aires</strong>. Visit the most emblematic sites and monuments of the capital, such as the Plaza de Mayo filled with soul and history, the picturesque district of La Boca, the Obelisk representing the symbol of the Argentine capital, or the Casa Rosada where the artist Madonna performed the hit song "Do not cry for me Argentina" in 1996. The tour finishes in the neighbourhood of Palermo, the largest in the city. Rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight in Buenos Aires.</p>

Accommodation Name: Sofitel Buenos Aires Recoleta

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Buenos Aires

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. Free day. Take advantage of this day to continue to discover the capital and soak up the local atmosphere, the architecture of its colonial buildings and the delicious cuisine. We recommend an optional Argentinian Tango Show &amp; Dinner.* Overnight in Buenos Aires.</p> <p>* <strong>Optional Dinner &amp; Tango Show</strong>: Enjoy the traditional dance of Argentina and feast on the delicious local cuisine.</p>

Accommodation Name: Mercure Iguazú Irú

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: Buenos Aires - Iguazu

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for a flight to Iguazu. Transfer to your hotel and the rest of the day is free. If the arrival time allows, we suggest enjoying a bike ride through the jungle or rest in this beautiful natural setting. Overnight in Iguazu.</p>

Accommodation Name: Mercure Iguazú Irú

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Iguazu

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel.<strong> Visit the Argentinian side of Iguazu Falls on this included excursion </strong>by taking the train to the 'Devil's Throat' where a lookout area grants the opportunity to watch the water rush from the river and down an 80 metre (262 feet) high sheer drop. Walk across bridges and enjoy the panoramic views on offer. Hear the roar of water whilst contemplating spectacular views of rainbows, birds, leafy green exotic plants and trees. * Return to the hotel and overnight stay in Iguazu.</p> <p>* <strong>Optional Iguazu Great Adventure:</strong> Enter the jungle by the Yacarati&aacute; trail in trucks specially designed for this environment. This 5 km long stretch ends at Puerto Macuco. At its dock, board a boat that sails in the Lower Iguazu River for as long as 6 km, heading towards the waterfalls area, enjoying plentiful rapids. Upon reaching the Tres Mosqueteros Fall, see the falls of both the Argentinian and Brazilian sides crowned by the view of the <em>Garganta del Diablo</em> (Devil&rsquo;s Throat). Afterwards, the most exciting point comes when facing the incomparable San Mart&iacute;n waterfall, the second in dimension and the hugest any boat may face. <span data-sheets-value="{" data-sheets-userformat="{">If you choose to take the optional, it will replace a part of the included tour on this day.</span></p> <p>Please note: You will not be able to take part in the Great Adventure excursion if you have any heart problems, have had any kind of heart surgery or if you have any physical disabilities. </p>

Accommodation Name: Mercure Iguazú Irú

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Iguazu

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. <strong>Visit the Brazillian side of the Iguazu Falls,</strong> one of the world's Seven Natural Wonders. Walk on the well-placed viewing trails and enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of one of the biggest waterfall systems in the world. Overnight in Iguazu.</p>

Accommodation Name: Miramar by Windsor

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Iguazu - Rio de Janeiro

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for a flight to Rio de Janeiro. Transfer to your hotel and the rest of the day free. We recommend a stroll along Rio's famous beaches, Copacabana and Ipanema. Overnight in Rio de Janeiro.</p>

Accommodation Name: Miramar by Windsor

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Rio de Janeiro

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. Spend the day taking an <strong>included</strong> <strong>city tour</strong> of wonderful Rio, which includes a trip up to the famous <strong>Christ the Redeemer</strong> statue. Visit the famous Corcovado mountain, one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Christ Redeemer is more than 2,296 feet in height and dominates the city's skyline. Admire the iconic Christ the Redeemer; an immense rock statue built by the sculptor Franc&eacute;s Paul Landowski. Descend from the hills to enjoy a visit to Maracan&atilde; and a visit to the Samb&oacute;dromo, where the Rio Carnival takes place yearly. Also, visit the famous Selaron Steps. Overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro.</p>

Accommodation Name: Miramar by Windsor

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Rio de Janeiro

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. Enjoy a free day to discover all the wonderful delights that Rio has to offer. We recommend an optional excursion to <strong>Sugar Loaf Mountain </strong>for a great view across the city<strong>. * </strong>Overnight in Rio de Janeiro.</p> <p><strong>* Optional Excursion to Sugar Loaf Mountain: </strong>Head for the neighbourhood of Urca where one of the largest symbols of the city is located: Sugar Loaf Mountain. Travel to the top on a cable car and enjoy the spectacular views of Rio-Niter&oacute;i Bridge and Corcovado Mountain. Look down on Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress and several beaches of Niter&oacute;i and be amazed at the sheer beauty and diversity of the Rio skyline.</p>

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Rio de Janeiro - Night on board

<p><strong>Breakfast</strong> at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK/Ireland. Night on board.</p>

Meals: Breakfast

Location: UK/Ireland

<p>Arrive in the UK/Ireland and end your trip.</p>

Included
  • -Departures from main UK/Ireland airports.
  • -International flights: UK/Ireland - Santiago, Rio de Janeiro - UK/Ireland.
  • -15 nights accommodation in Luxury category hotels.
  • -Internal flights: Santiago - Mendoza, Mendoza - Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires - Iguazu, Iguazu - Rio de Janeiro. *
  • -Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.
  • -All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
  • -Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • -ATOL Protection.
  • Meals
    -15 Breakfasts.

Escorted Tour holidays with Exoticca

As experts in offering exclusive and invaluable escorted tours and travel experiences, Exoticca is a name you can trust to help you plan the trip of your dreams. As the name suggests, this respected tour operator specialises in creating exotic and unique tours and holidays to the far-flung corners of the world, such as China, India, Jordan, Cambodia, Brazil, Lapland and Kenya. The company describes itself as ‘the future of travel’ and is dedicated to ensuring it offers impressive escorted tour itineraries and the most competitive prices on the market.

Exoticca caters to every type of traveller by offering group tours and private tours, as well as premium and luxury holiday packages and carefully planned excursions. With many years of experience in the bag, the company has developed strong relationships with its partners to enable the team to negotiate exclusive deals to save you money on your chosen escorted tours. Plus, you can pay for your Exoticca tour in instalments to make it easy for you to budget for your trip.

The team behind this trusted tour operator is made up of travel enthusiasts who are dedicated to providing the utmost level of comfort, quality and innovation to help make your trip as amazing as possible and to ensure all of your wishes are fulfilled. All tours include international flights, transfers, most meals and an English-speaking guide, along with unrivalled levels of customer service. When it comes to the itineraries, each one is crafted by destination experts so that Exoticca can always offer holidays and escorted tours of an exceptionally high standard, no matter whether you choose a premium or luxury package.

You can choose from a wide array of exciting and enriching escorted tours in Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and the Americas to suit your tour style and interests. For example, you can head to Rovaniemi in Finland to meet Santa Claus, see the treasures of Tuscany or experience a magical trip through the Baltic capitals. If you want to travel further afield, you can go on a luxury African adventure, discover the exotic islands and beaches of Malaysia or explore some of the most magnificent rainforests in the world on a Costa Rica tour. Whichever tour you book, you’ll always have plenty of free time to enjoy your chosen destination at your will.

The essence of Exoticca’s way of travelling lies in its respect and admiration for other cultures and is why the team collaborates with charities for good causes and helps those in less fortunate regions of the planet. You’ll also be pleased to know that every holiday and escorted tour is ATOL and ABTA protected, giving you peace of mind that you won’t ever lose the money you have paid for your trip.

 

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Meals:15 Breakfasts.
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