Andes, Iguassu & Beyond
18 days from Santiago to Rio de Janeiro
From $ 3199
Duration18 days

This tour is designed for anyone looking for the most incredible natural and cultural highlights of southern South America. Spend 18 days exploring the cultures of Chile and Argentina with the Andes as your perfectly picturesque backdrop. Get active in the adventure-sport-lover's paradise of Pucón, Chile and then stand in the mist of majestic Iguassu Falls, before moving on to find out once and for all why Rio de Janeiro is the cultural icon it's become. Enjoy free time to explore this amazing city. Don't leave any adventure-stone unturned; do it all.

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  • Duration: 18 days
    Service level: Standard
  • Starts in: Santiago
    Physical Grading: Light
  • Ends in: Rio de Janeiro
    Ages: 12+
Andes, Iguassu & Beyond - Tour Map

Itinerary

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Day 1: Santiago

Start place: Santiago

Arrival day, no activities planned. The day is free to spend at your leisure exploring the city until our welcome meeting this evening. Santiago is Chile’s largest city and capital, with internationally recognized vineyards and Andean ski resorts very close by.
Arrive at any time. Should you want more time to explore Santiago and do optional day trips, we highly recommend you book additional pre-nights.

End place: Santiago

Day 2: Santiago

Start place: Santiago

Enjoy an included city tour of Santiago and in the afternoon take some time to go shopping, sit in a cafe or hike to the lookout of Cerro Santa Lucia.

End place: Santiago

Meals: B
Day 3: Santiago/Valparaiso

Start place: Santiago

In the morning head to the Casablanca Valley, stopping at a winery to indulge in a wine tasting. Then depart for the colourful seaside town of Valparaiso. Enjoy the street art and snap a few pictures of the bright buildings that line the hills. Wander the streets of the city, before heading back to Santiago. In the evening, board an overnight bus to Pucon.

End place: Santiago

Meals: B
Day 4: Pucón
Enjoy free time in Pucon, try whitewater rafting or explore the area by foot.
Day 5: Pucón
Enjoy another free day to take part in the many activities on offer in Pucón. Opt to hike Villarica volcano (it's active!) or soak in the nearby natural thermal pools.
Meals: B
Day 6: Pucón/San Carlos de Bariloche
Cross the Andes to Argentina. Travel by local bus to San Martin and transfer the rest of the way to Bariloche stopping for photos in the Seven Lake district.

End place: San Carlos de Bariloche

Meals: B
Day 7: San Carlos de Bariloche

Start place: San Carlos de Bariloche

Transfer to a Gaucho Ranch just outside of Bariloche. Enjoy a barbecue for lunch and take to the saddle with a Gaucho by your side.

End place: San Carlos de Bariloche

Meals: B, L
Day 8: San Carlos de Bariloche

Start place: San Carlos de Bariloche

Enjoy the beautiful area of the Seven Lakes district. Take a hike in the countryside or wander the town, known for its shops and in particular, artisan chocolate.

End place: San Carlos de Bariloche

Meals: B
Day 9: San Carlos de Bariloche/Buenos Aires

Start place: San Carlos de Bariloche

Fly north to the buzzing metropolis that is Buenos Aires, it is a vibrant city full of life.
Fly to Buenos Aires. Opt to pre book a tango dinner show for the evening.

End place: Buenos Aires

Meals: B
Day 10: Buenos Aires

Start place: Buenos Aires

Enjoy a free day to explore beautiful Buenos Aires. pre book a city bike tour, or an evening Tango experience for the true Buenos Aires experience.

End place: Buenos Aires

Meals: B
Day 11: Buenos Aires/Foz do Iguaçu

Start place: Buenos Aires

Fly to Iguassu Falls for two full days of exploration from both the Argentine and Brazilian sides. The luggage restrictions for all Aerolineas Argentinas flights are 15kg for checked baggage and 5kg for carry-ons.

End place: Foz do Iguacu

Meals: B
Day 12: Foz do Iguaçu

Start place: Foz do Iguacu

Explore trails that will bring you directly over the falls of the Devil's Throat—the highest and deepest of the falls. Other trails allow access to the stretch of falls across the forest on the Argentine side. Opt to take an inflatable boat to the base of the thundering falls.
Return to the Argentine side to explore the trails. Opt for a boat tour to get up close and personal. Return to the Brazilian side for one more night in town.

End place: Foz do Iguacu

Meals: B
Day 13: Foz do Iguaçu/Paraty

Start place: Foz do Iguacu

On arrival in São Paulo, continue on by bus to the gorgeous coastal town of Paraty. Wander the cobblestoned streets, take a boat trip to the nearby islands in the bay, or visit one of the many white-sand beaches that make Brazil famous.
Fly to São Paulo and continue by van to Paraty. Opt to visit the cachaça distilleries or take a boat into the bay to explore the nearby islands and beaches.

End place: Paraty

Meals: B
Day 14: Paraty

Start place: Paraty

Paraty is a quaint colonial town renowned for its architecture—the pace might be slow but there's a lot to choose from. Considered one of the world's most important examples of Portuguese colonial architecture by UNESCO, the historic centre is a well-preserved national historic monument, and today has been closed to vehicles to preserve its laid-back colonial ambiance. Opt to take a boat trip in the bay, kayak, go horseback riding, or take a jeep tour.
Enjoy a free day to explore Paraty. Optional activities include a boat trip, kayaking, and horseback riding.

End place: Paraty

Meals: B
Day 15: Paraty/Ilha Grande

Start place: Paraty

A short, scenic drive along the coast takes us to Angra dos Reis. Board the ferry to Ilha Grande—home to some of Brazil's most beautiful beaches.

Enjoy free time to soak up the sun, snorkel, hike and cruise to various beaches, not to mention feast on fresh seafood and sip caipirinhas in the plaza in the evenings.
Continue by van up the coast and take a ferry to Ilha Grande. Opt to hike to remote beaches and enjoy free time to relax and explore the island.

End place: Ilha Grande

Meals: B
Day 16: Ilha Grande

Start place: Ilha Grande

Enjoy a free day in Ilha Grande. Optional activities include hiking Pico Do Papagalo or Lopez Mendez, snorkelling or relaxing on the beach.

End place: Ilha Grande

Meals: B
Day 17: Ilha Grande/Rio de Janeiro

Start place: Ilha Grande

Travel back to the mainland by ferry before continuing north along the coast. Enjoy the incredible scenery before rounding the cliffs at Vidigal. Get your first look at one of the most memorable cities in the world—Río de Janeiro.
Carry on by ferry and van to Rio de Janeiro. With free time, explore the city on an optional city tour.

End place: Rio de Janeiro

Meals: B
Day 18: Rio de Janeiro

Start place: Rio de Janeiro

There are no planned activities today so feel free to book onward travel at any time. Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.
Depart at any time.

End place: Rio de Janeiro

Meals: B

Inclusions

Included

  • Your Foodie Moment: Santiago Region Winery Tour, Santiago Your Discover Moment: Pucón Your Discover Moment: Buenos Aires Your Discover Moment: Paraty Your Discover Moment: Ilha Grande
  • City tour of Santiago
  • Driving through the Seven Lakes district
  • Estancia visit and barbecue lunch (full-day)
  • Iguassu Falls visit (Brazil and Argentina)
  • Local flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Transport

    Plane, Public bus, Van, Ferry
  • Accommodation

    Hotels (16 nts), Overnight bus (1nt)

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