21-day Best Of South America Tour: Rio,iguazu,buenos Aires,patagonia & Santiago

South America 16-Day Tour: Buenos Aires, Patagonia, Rio

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We are a team of adventurers that will help you discover the best places in the world. We'll guide you throughout the adventures so you can live unique and life changing experiences.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Rio

Stop At: Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro
Arrival to Rio

Airport pickup and transfer to hotel.

Rio de Janeiro is one of the most visited cities in the southern hemisphere and is known for its natural settings, carnival celebrations, samba, Bossa Nova, balneario beaches such as Barra da Tijuca, Copacaban, Ipanema and Leblon. Some of the most famous landmarks in addition to the beaches include the giant statue of Christ the Redeemer ("Cristo Redentor") atop Corcovado mountain, named one of the new Seven Wonders of the World; Sugarloaf mountain (Pão de Açúcar) with its cablecar; the Sambodromo, a permanent grandstand-lined parade avenue which is used during Carnival; and Maracana Stadium, one of the worlds largest football stadiums.

Afternoon free to visit the beaches of Rio
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Windsor Copa Hotel

Day 2: City tour of Rio

Pass By: Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, Estrada Redentor - Alto da Boa Vista Parque Nacional da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22241-330 Brazil
Full-day sightseeing tour – lunch included

Today we take you to the statue of Christ the Redeemer, one of the most famous landmarks in the world. Also, we take you to the charming district of Santa Teresa, home to an array of cool stores selling local crafts, nice bars. We will stop here to visit Parque das Ruínas. From there we go to Escadaria Selarón, a set of world-famous steps in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - work of Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón who claimed it as "my tribute to the Brazilian people." We will also take you via the cable car up the Sugar Loaf Mountain to enjoy the stunning views.



Stop At: Theater Leblon Sala Fernanda Montenegro, Rua Conde Bernadotte 26, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22430-200 Brazil
Dinner and Carnaval Show

Tonight we take you to have dinner at Carretao Ipanema. Then, you will visit the Giga Tropical Show at Teatro Leblon. You will watch talented performers in outrageous costumes dancing to samba and other folkloric songs that capture the roots of Brazil's vibrant culture.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight at Windsor Copa Hotel

Day 3: Rainforest Tour

Stop At: Parque Nacional da Tijuca, Estrada da Cascatinha 850 Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20531-590 Brazil
Rainforest Tour

This morning we take you to Tijuca National Park's rainforest in an open-top Jeep on a guided eco-tour. You will hike through the forest to spot sloths, butterflies, monkeys and birds and enjoy panoramic views from Vista Chinesa (Chinese View) and marvel at the fact that this section of the Mata Atlântica (Atlantic Forest) is just 10 minutes outside the city limits.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Windsor Copa Hotel

Day 4: Travel to Iguazu Falls - Brazil side tour

Stop At: Iguazu Falls, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana 85855-750 Brazil
Pickup and transfer to airport to take flight to Iguazu Falls. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel.

Having recently been listed as one of the new 7 Wonders of Nature, Iguazu Falls is one of the most breathtaking sites to behold. With countless waterfalls surrounded by the tropical jungle of Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil, ones breath will be taken away by your proximity to nature. The vast majority of the Iguazu Falls lie on the Argentine side of the border, within the National Park Iguazu. This side offers the most extensive experience of the Falls thanks to its extensive system of trails and walkways that enable you to go both below and under the falls – most notably the Devils Throat. The surrounding forest also offers excellent opportunities to discover the regions wildlife.

Brazilian Falls tour

In the afternoon, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken across the Argentine –Brazilian border and enter the Iguazu National Park on the Brazil side. Here you will enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the Falls during a walking tour through the passages that connect the different observation points.

Similar to football, the Brazilians and Argentines argue which side has the best view of the Falls. What is clear is that both sides are different and spectacular in their own unique way. You can decide for yourself, which side you are most impressed with.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Falls Iguazu hotel

Day 5: Iguazu Falls Argentine side tour

Stop At: Iguazu Falls, Iguazu National Park 3370 Argentina
Argentine Falls Tour

Today you will enjoy a full day tour of the Argentine side of the Iguazu Falls. During the tour you will get ‘up, close and intimate’ with views of this unforgettable section of the Iguazu River. Our guide will show you the hidden gems of this unique National Park in the lower and upper walkways and will take you off the beaten path to show you the best views. You are welcome to wonder off on your own whilst in the National Park. Trails through the 210 square mile reserve provide visitors with various views of the Falls, especially the largest one, Devil's Throat. The mist over the Devil's Throat is such that endless rainbows are formed. Expect to get wet today and fell exhilarated with the spray and close contact with the sheer power of the falls.

The ecological train ride is included in the tour. So too is the Jet boat ride under the falls.

Return to hotel early evening
Duration: 9 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Falls Iguazu hotel

Day 6: Travel to Buenos Aires - The Argentine Dinner Party Experience

Stop At: Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
Pickup and transfer to airport to take flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel.

Welcome to Buenos Aires

One of Argentina’s top attractions is the leviathan metropolis of Buenos Aires, the most fascinating of all South American capitals. It’s a riveting place just to wander about, people-watching, shopping or simply soaking up the unique atmosphere. Its many barrios (neighborhoods) are startlingly different – some are decadently old-fashioned, others daringly modern – but all of them ooze character. Buenos Aires has got everything: night-life, tango, culture, football, excellent beef and the best local wines.


Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: The Argentine Experience, Fitz Roy 2110, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Argentine Dinner Party Experience

You will take part in the Argentina Dinner Experience this evening . This unique dinner party's concept is to teach you the fundamentals of what being an Argentine is all about, whilst simply having more fun than is available anywhere else. Learn how to close your own empanada using the 'repulge' technique, to order steak your way in Spanish, to prepare your own 'mate' drink.

During the experience you get to take part in the ritual of preparing an Argentina Asado with the best of Argentina beef whilst sampling the best of Argentine wines. This is a group experience and is a lot of fun and great way to meet fellow travellers.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner: During the experience you get to take part in the ritual of preparing an Argentina Asado with the best of Argentina beef
Accommodation included: Overnight at CasaSur Palermo hotel

Day 7: City tour of Buenos Aires & Tango Dinner Show

Stop At: Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
Private City Tour

The city tour would be a mixture of driving and walking and would take in all the major sights of Buenos Aires. From the Flor Generica And the Rose gardens we would make our way to the park of memory . This park is dedicated to the 30,000 Argentines who disappeared during the dictatorship between the years 1976 to 1983.
We would then visit Recoleta and the final resting place of EVA (Evita) Peron. This would be followed by the plaza San Martin and the Plaza de Mayo. This plaza has a rich history and the mothers of the plaza de Mayo still march their every Thursday holding the pictures of their disappeared youngsters and wearing their iconic headscarves. This is also the sight of the Casa Rosada where Evita made her famous balcony speech. From there we would move on to take in San Telmo and la Boca with the famous Caminito. We would move on then to the Theatro Colon and the 9th of July Avenue which at 18 lanes wide is the worlds largest and quite a sight to be hold.


Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Cafe de los Angelitos, Avenida Rivadavia 2100, Buenos Aires C1033AAX Argentina
Los Angelitos Dinner Show

Buenos Aires is the world capital of Tango and Los Angelitos experiences the nostalgic mood with intensity through dance, music, clothing and poetry. Lively and ethereal, El Cabaret is the vibrant dance of this award winning show. A dazzling live orchestra, great dancers, traditional Argentine cuisine, and a fine selection of local wines and cocktails, make it a must see production. Includes pick and transfer to and from show.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner: Dinner at Los Angelitos Dinner Tango Show
Accommodation included: Overnight at CasaSur Palermo hotel

Day 8: Free day

Stop At: Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Capital Federal District
Self Guided Museum tour of Buenos Aires

Today we recommend that you visit the museums of Buenos Aires. You have the MALBA – Modern Art museum; the Beautiful Arts museum; the culturally iconic Evita museum; Memory Park which tells the dark history of Argentina under military dictatorship; and the Immigration museum which shows how Argentina was founded.

Though not a museum, another place you will visit is the Teatro Colon, world famous and host to the world’s best Ballet, Opera & Classical music performances. Here you can take an English-speaking guided tour to see the beauty of this historic Theatre.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at CasaSur Palermo hotel

Day 9: Travel to Ushuaia

Stop At: Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina
Pickup and transfer to airport to take flight to Ushuaia. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel.

Reluctantly shared by both Argentina and Chile, this ”land of fire” really is the end of the world. Its faraway location has drawn explorers since the days of Magellan and Darwin, and this tradition continues with today’s travelers. A triangular archipelago surrounded by the stormy South Atlantic and the Strait of Magellan, Tierra del Fuego offers plenty of natural beauty: scenic glaciers, lush forests, astounding mountains, clear waterways and a dramatic sea coast. The region’s largest city, Ushuaia, is also the ‘southernmost city in the world’ – a major draw for list-tickers – but has also become the main gateway to wondrous Antarctica. Tierra del Fuego is isolated and hard to reach, but for true adventure-seekers in Argentina it’s a must.

After settling into your hotel, we recommend that you visit the End of the World Prison Museum in the afternoon.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Los Acebos hotel

Day 10: Beagle Canal Cruise & Penguins

Stop At: Canal Beagle, Ushuaia Argentina
Beagle Canal & Penguins

Sail the Beagle Channel aboard a comfortable catamaran on this full-day exploration of the waters of Tierra del Fuego. Leaving from Ushaia, visit several islands in the channel to view the native plant and animal life, including sea lions and penguins, before spending time at the oldest ranch in the region, Estancia Haberton.
Once you board your sturdy, comfortable sailing vessel, leave the urban bustle of Ushuaia behind and head through the Beagle Channel, which boasts another kind of din: the barking of sea lions and the squawking of penguins. On this full-day sailing trip led by expert guides, meander through the islands of the Alicia Archipelago and come face to face with the area's prolific bird life, including steamer ducks, scua gulls, cormorants and black browed albatross. Visit Seal Island in the Les Eclaireurs Archipelago, home to two species of vocal, playful sea lions, before taking a peek at the Les Eclaireurs Lighthouse. Cruise between Chile and Argentina, visiting Williams Port and Port Almanza. Entering McKinley Pass, you'll head straight for Martillo Island and a large colony of native Magellanic penguins. The last stretch of your sailing adventure takes you to Estancia Haberton, a historical settlement that has been functioning since the 1800s. After a short walking tour, board the bus that will take you back to Ushuaia and return to hotel.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Los Acebos

Day 11: Tierra del Fuego - 4x4 Adventure tour

Stop At: Tierra del Fuego, Tierra del Fuego
4x4 Adventure Tierra del Fuego

Ride off-road through Tierra del Fuego on this full-day adventure from Ushuaia. Visit Lago Fagnano and Lago Escondido (Hidden Lake) in a Land Rover that gives you access to unspoiled Patagonian scenery and views of the Southern Andes Range. Enjoy a lakeside barbecue with local malbec wine prepared by your local adventure guides.

After hotel pickup in Ushuaia, travel about an hour to Paso Garibaldi, a mountain pass that cuts across Patagonia's Southern Andes. Drive across the Feugian Cordillera and enjoy a spectacular view of Lake Escondido, stopping at a lookout to admire this 'hidden lake.' Take in the views of the unspoiled Lake Fagnano as well. Descend into Lago Escondido in your 4x4 vehicle (a Land Rover Defender) with an adventure guide. Off-road among the trees in the Feugian forest, speed along muddy lakeside tracks and splash across shallow rivers. Appreciate the spectacular alpine scenery such as beaver dams, local saw mills and the native beech trees before as you head toward Lake Fagnano. Arrive at Refugio de Canal (Canal Refuge) for a barbecue lunch of prime beefsteaks, choprian (traditional Argentine sausage sandwich), salad, wine and dessert.

After a full meal and a full day of adventure, you're returned to your Ushuaia hotel for dinner.
Duration: 9 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: BBQ lunch with wine
Accommodation included: Overnight at Los Acebos

Day 12: Travel to Calafate

Stop At: El Calafate, El Calafate, Province of Santa Cruz, Patagonia
Pickup and transfer to airport to take flight to Calafate. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel.

In the heart of Patagonia, next to the Andes, is one of Argentina’s most scenic areas, commonly referred to as Lago Argentino and the Perito Moreno Glacier, declared “Universal Heritage” by the UNESCO. The most renown of all the glaciers is the Perito Moreno Glacier. Situated 80 km (50 miles) from El Calafate, it is the most easily reached among them. This is an imposing ice river that descends from the Southern Patagonian Ice Cap down to the lake, at ‘Canal de los Témpanos’ (Icebergs’ Channel). It is the only glacier in the area which is considered to be in equilibrium, that is: not receding. It has always been the most important attraction of the region thanks to its spectacular beauty, but especially because of its unusual behavior. The glacier slowly advances down the mountain slope towards the lake, producing, as it spills down, thunderous noises and ruptures.

Recommend visiting Laguna Nimez reserve, a short walk from the town center.

This ecological environment lodges an educational circuit with trails and signposts laid up along over 2,500 meters. The guides await visitors at the entrance gate to assist them with the interpretation of the natural environment. Likewise, a complete herbarium that helps visitors identify the local plants is located in the entrance area.

The reserve has good vantage points that enable visitors to watch how the flamingoes, geese, silvery grebes, black-necked swans, ibis, lapwings, ducks, coots, hawks and chimangos, among other 70 species, fed in the clump of rushes.
Duration: 4 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Mirador del Lago hotel

Day 13: Perito Moreno Glacier tour

Stop At: Perito Moreno National Park, Perito Moreno Argentina
Full day Perito Moreno Glacier Tour

Experience the majestic icy expanse of the Perito Moreno Glacier on this full-day tour from El Calafate. Trek among the pristine streams, gullies and peaks of Los Glaciares National Park with a professional guide, and get an up-close perspective on the fantastic formation with a 1-hour boat ride through a glacial lagoon. You might even witness the glacier’s signature movement and cracking sounds from detaching icebergs!
Perito Moreno Glacier has become a favorite Patagonian destination thanks to its impressive expanse, accessibility and continuous movement. Your icy adventure begins with pickup at your El Calafate hotel and a scenic drive to Los Glaciares National Park, so named for the abundance of glaciers found here, including Upsalla, Onelli and Spegazzini. Let your guide handle the driving while you soak up the splendor of Lago Argentino framed by majestic peaks and icy islands. Stretch your legs and take an easy hike along park pathways for diverse views of Perito Moreno’s 200-foot-(60-meter)-high, blue-tinged walls. Watch closely to see giant slabs of ice detach from the glacier and slide into the surrounding lagoon. Loud cracking noises are sure to alert you to any movement! For another perspective, enjoy a 1-hour cruise through the lagoon in front of Perito Moreno. Sail along the massive glacier wall and in between floating icebergs for an awe-inspiring watery perspective on this natural wonder. After exploring the park, relax on the return drive to El Calafate, where your 9-hour tour concludes in the early evening.
Duration: 9 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Mirador del Lago hotel

Day 14: Upsala Glacier tour

Stop At: Upsala Glacier, El Calafate Argentina
Full Day Upsala Glacier Tour

Experience the remote beauty of Patagonia’s Estancia Cristina and Upsala Glacier on a journey of discovery from El Calafate. Sail past icebergs across Lago Argentino and tour the historic Estancia Cristina ranch. In the afternoon, choose between a short and easy trek to a beautiful waterfall or an off-road tour to the beautiful Upsala Glacier. Our Patagonian adventure begins with pickup from your hotel in El Calafate. Relax on the 28-mile (45-kilometer) journey to the port at Punta Bandera, where your three-hour boat cruise departs. Enjoy croissants and hot drinks served on board the comfortable boat as you glide among icebergs, past the stunning scenery of snow-covered peaks. Sail to the western front of the Upsala Glacier, then cruise along Cristina Channel to Estancia Christina.
Disembark at the historic estancia, and learn the history of the sheep and cattle ranch on a visit to the museum and old shearing shed. Enjoy a snack break before continuing your tour of the estancia.
Take a short-guided walk up to Caterina River to visit the estancia’s chapel and other historic buildings. After lunch, take an off-road trip for fantastic views of the Upsala Glacier, or an easy trek to see the beautiful waterfall of Los Perros. The three-hour off-road trip takes you along a scenic mountain trail, following a route of great geological interest, until quite recently covered by glaciers. Reaching a mountain refuge, take a 20-minute walk over terrain eroded by glaciers to reach the Upsala Glacier. From here you can see amazing views of Lake William, the Patagonian ice field and the Andes mountains. If you choose the walk to the cascading waters of Los Perros waterfall, the two-hour trek takes you through beautiful woodlands for lofty views of Caterina River and the estancia below.
Duration: 9 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Traditional lamb lunch provided
Accommodation included: Overnight at Mirador del Lago hotel

Day 15: Transfer to Puerto Natales

Stop At: Puerto Natales, Puerto Natales, Magallanes Region
Transfer across the Chilean border to the town of Puerto Natales, the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Weskar Lodge

Day 16: Torres del Paine Full day tour

Stop At: Torres del Paine National Park, Torres del Paine National Park, Magallanes Region
Full Day Torres Del Paine Day tour

Journey into the surreal natural spectacle of Torres del Paine National Park on a full day tour from Puerto Natales. See the splintering glaciers, iridescent lagoons and snow-capped spires of the Andes Mountain range during an exhilarating excursion into the wild. Explore the darkened depths of Milndon Cave with a knowledgeable guide; visit a gushing waterfall near the Nordenskjold Lake; admire the shimmering surface of Sarmiento Lake; and trek amid the frozen enchantment of the Grey Glacier during this astounding adventure. Highlights
Depart from your hotel in Puerto Natales in a comfortable, air-conditioned vechile with your experienced guide. Sink back into your seat and watch the spectacular scenery begin to unravel as you journey north to the mountain of Cerro Benitez. Arrive at the Milodon Cave Natural Monument and delve into the darkened depths to encounter life-size replicas of a prehistoric giant sloth. Gain fascinating insight in the 19th century discovery of the extinct creatures as you stroll past stalactite-studded crevices and arrive at a legendary landmark known as the Devil’s Chair. Return to the vehicle and venture further north to enjoy a revitalizing coffee break at the impressive villa in Castle Hill (own expense). Feel your excitement heighten as you approach the entrance of the phenomenal park, which sprawls over 447,000 acres (181,000 hectares). Walk westward beside the iridescent wonder of the Nordenskjold Lake until you reach the rushing and roaring Salto Grande Waterfall. Admire the power of the natural landmark from a vertiginous vantage point, scanning the landscape for native herds of guanaco. Then, venture to the center of the park to the inviting and intimate Hosteria Pehoe, a rustic hotel nestled in an islet of Lake Pekoe. Pleasure your palate with a flavoursome and fulfilling lunch (sample menu listed below) before wandering the dramatic shores of the lake. Revitalized, trek towards the colossal glacier at the north of the Grey Lake. Admire the sparkling spectrum of color upon the water’s surface before gasping at the enchanting enormity of the 90-foot (30-meter) high glacier. Head back to the minivan and gaze out of the windows at more stunning sights as you travel back towards Puerto Natales; capture the grandeur of the park’s granite towers on film before sitting back in your seat for the scenic journey back. Note: Entrance fees to Milodon Cave Natural Monument and Torres del Paine National Park are your own expense.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Weskar Lodge

Day 17: Balmaceda & Serrano Glaciers Cruise

Stop At: Balmaceda, Balmaceda, Aisen Region
Balmaceda & Serrano Glaciers Cruise

Explore the frozen enchantment of the Balmaceda and Serrano glaciers on an exhilarating full-day tour from Puerto Natales. Absorb the surreal beauty of the Patagonian landscape on an elegant sea vessel, sipping premium whiskey as you admire spectacular natural scenery. See powerful waterfalls, splintering snow-capped peaks, swooping cormorants and colossal sea elephants as you cruise. Hike through the rugged splendor of Bernando O’Higgins National Park with a knowledgeable guide, then refuel with a flavorsome and fulfilling Magellanic lunch at a rustic ranch. Greet your guide at a central Puerto Natales location and climb aboard your comfortable minivan. Select private hotel pickup to enjoy the convenience of direct transportation from your hotel doorstep. Climb aboard your luxurious boat and set sail northwest through the impressive Ultima Esperanza Fjord, a natural inlet named the ‘Last Hope’ due to its impenetrable nature. Relax during a scenic three-hour sail, ensuring you take advantage of the open onboard bar. Sip steaming coffee and refreshing soft drinks or indulge with a warming whiskey and pisco sour cocktail, chilled using ice from the Serrano glacier. Scan the sky for elegantly gliding condors and marvel at the spectacular beauty of verdant forests and roaring waterfalls. Observe the rocky crevices of the coast for cormorants, graceful birds that inhabit this beautiful area, and scour the sea for lumbering sea elephants. Arrive at mist-shrouded face of the Balmaceda Mountain and disembark for a moderate one-hour hike through the lush greenery of the forest. Enter the parameters of Bernanodo O’Higgins National Park and follow your guide to a visionary vantage point; gasp as your eyes encounter the splintered peaks of the Serrano Glacier, marveling at the frozen witchery of the natural landmark. See turquoise-tinted hues and rugged rocks before heading to a rustic ranch to re-energize with a delicious lunch. Pleasure your palate with a rich savory stew or tender roasted lamb (vegetarian meals available upon request) and absorb the authentic decorations of the restaurant. Sated, return to the boat for the tranquil cruise back to the Puerto Natales, where the tour concludes.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Weskar Lodge

Day 18: Travel to Santiago

Stop At: Santiago, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region
Pickup and transfer to airport to take flight to Santiago. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Loreta hotel

Day 19: City tour of Santiago

Stop At: Santiago, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region
City Tour of Santiago

Experience the spectacular sights and colorful culture of Chile’s capital city on an introductory 3.5-hour tour of Santiago. See all of the city’s legendary landmarks as you stroll through Santiago’s streets, visiting the picturesque Moneda Palace, the verdant Parque Forestal and the colossal Cathedral. Choose either a morning or afternoon tour to allow further exploration after the tour concludes.

After hotel pick-up, travel through the principal streets of Santiago accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. Pass the Moneda Palace, the current seat of the Government, and absorb its neoclassical splendor before continuing onto the ambient Plaza de Armas to admire the filigreed spire of the Cathedral. Swing by the captivating Museum of National History and marvel at the architectural prowess of the Central Post Office. Next, visit the verdant Parque Forest, a sprawling city park based on the design of Paris’ Champs-Elysees. Enjoy the gorgeous greenery and scattered sculptures before venturing to the bohemian neighborhood of Bellavista, home to resident artists and poets, to admire the street art. Then, ascend to the summit of Saint Lucia hill to admire panoramic vistas of the dramatic Andes mountain range.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Loreta hotel

Day 20: Vina Del Mar and Valparaiso tour

Stop At: Valparaiso, Valparaiso, Valparaiso Region
Vina Del Mar and Valparaiso

Experience the color and culture of two Chilean coastal towns on a full-day tour from Santiago. On the way, sample delicious wines in the verdant valleys of Chile’s prime winemaking region, then discover the gorgeous greenery of Vina del Mar, a seaside gem declared the ‘Garden City.’ Immerse yourself in the bohemian beauty of Valparaiso as you stroll the serpentine streets with a knowledgeable guide, visiting the historical highlights of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city. Convenient round-trip hotel transportation is included in this tour.
After hotel pickup, climb aboard your comfortable minivan and begin the journey to the verdant vineyards of the Curacavi and Casablanca valleys. Stop at one of the region’s most successful wine producing wineries and pleasure you palate with the smooth taste of a signature wine. Continue along the curving coastal road until you arrive at the beautiful beach area of Renaca. Sink your toes into the sands then set out to explore the flower filled streets and gorgeous gardens of Vina del Mar; admire the impressive architecture of the Gaming Casino and peruse enthralling exhibitions in the town’s museum. Next, venture to the visionary town of Valparaiso; laden with architectural eccentricities that tumble over a total of 43 hills, the town is considered a UNESCO World heritage site because of its distinct and dazzling beauty. Explore serpentine streets for vibrant street art and ascend to elevated hilltops on traditional funiculars for outstanding ocean views. Visit the Museum of Pablo Neruda to gain insight to the iconic Chilean poets life and work, then return to the minivan and relax during the scenic journey back to Santiago.
Duration: 9 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight at Loreta hotel

Day 21: Transfer to airport to take flight home

Stop At: Santiago, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region
Pickup and transfer to airport to take flight home.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.