Alluring South America

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  • Group Tour
  • Starting Price: $7,995
  • Length: 15 days
  • Operator: Travcoa
  • 866-591-0260
    Destinations: Central and South America, Argentina, Brazil, Chile
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Tour Description

Experience a lifetime of memories on this classic journey to South America. From the famous beaches of Rio to the rugged landscape of Patagonia, you’ll see it all: Santiago’s colonial architecture, the thundering water of Iguaçu Falls, the vibrant street life of Buenos Aires. And you’ll do it right - with ample time to relax in your deluxe accommodations, immerse yourself in local culture and dine at some of South America’s finest restaurants. Each day, savor unique, VIP experiences like a helicopter flight over Iguaçu Falls and a boat excursion through the crystal-clear waters of Argentina’s Lake District. Take a private tour of one of Chile’s most renowned wineries. Sample the artisan chocolate of Bariloche. Enjoy a privately guided and exclusive backstage tour of the world-famous Teatro Colón. South America is full of wonders - let us lay the continent at your feet.

Travcoa has been a pioneer in small group escorted journeys around the world since 1954. There are many things that make Travcoa different than the typical “tour” that provide sophisticated travelers with a complete, enriching, personal experience along with excellent value.

  • See Iguaçu Falls from both the Brazilian and Argentinean sides and soar high above the cascades on a private helicopter flight
  • Learn the tango at one of Buenos Aires’ most famed dance academies
  • Visit one of Chile’s world-renowned traditional wineries on a private tour
  • Experience the indescribable landscapes of Patagonia on the Road of the Seven Lakes
  • Enjoy a privately guided visit to Argentina’s Teatro Colón with exclusive backstage access
  • Ascend to the summit of Corcovado for a postcard-perfect view of what locals call theircidade maravilhosa (marvelous city)

Itinerary

DAYS 1 - 3

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Our journey begins in Rio de Janeiro on Day 2 with an ascent to the top of Corcovado for a breathtaking view of the cidade maravilhosa. We’ll see Tijuca National Park - the largest urban forest in the world - then stroll the famed beaches of Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana. Dance the night away at a lively samba show and sample some of the best barbecue at a typical Brazilian churrascaria.

Copacabana Palace Hotel, Rio de Janeiro

DAYS 4 & 5

Iguaçu Falls, Brazil Argentina

Fly to Foz do Iguaçu (Iguaçu Falls) on Day 4, where your expert guide will lead you through catwalks and trails, to discover a lush rainforest alive with bamboo, orchids, parrots and spectacular vantages. Later we’ll take a breathtaking helicopter ride to view the falls’ cascades as they thunder down over 200 feet.

On Day 5 travel to the Argentina side of the falls and board a train to view the highlight of Iguaçu Falls, the “Devil’s Throat.” Next travel to the Brazilian-Paraguayan border for a guided tour of Italpu Dam.

Das Cataratas, Iguaçu Falls

DAYS 6 - 8

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Welcome to “the Paris of South America” with its art galleries, chic boutiques, lush green parks and tree-lined boulevards. Visit San Telmo, the birthplace of the tango, and discover its famous Sunday flea market. See the famous Recoleta Cemetery, the Metropolitan Cathedral, Casa Rosada and Plaza de Mayo. Enjoy a privately guided visit to the Colon Theatre. Learn the fine art of Argentine dance at the respected Tango Academy, then enjoy a memorable dinner and tango show.

Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt, Buenos Aires

DAYS 9 & 10

Bariloche

After the big-city buzz of Buenos Aires, we fly to Bariloche where a dramatic counterpoint of serenity awaits. Located in the Andean foothills, Bariloche offers numerous outdoor activities and the chance to indulge in the town’s artisanal chocolate. Our journey takes us on a scenic drive through the rugged Patagonian landscape on the Road of the Seven Lakes.

Llao Llao Resort, Bariloche

DAY 11

Puerto Varas Puerto Montt, Chile

Driving through exquisite scenery, you’ll view the commanding Osorno Volcano before arriving at Puerto Varas.

Hotel Patagonico, Puerto Varas

DAYS 12 - 15

Santiago Depart for Home

From Puerto Montt, we fly to Santiago. Relax with a Pisco Sour on San Cristobal Hill, which offers a panoramic view of the city spreading out toward the distant Andes. From La Moneda Palace to Cathedral Metropolitana, discover the beauty and nuances of Santiago. We’ll journey to one of Chile’s renowned traditional wineries, the Santa Rita Winery, where we learn about the winemaking process and explore the winery’s unique pre-Columbian art collection. Tour the Los Domenicos Craft Center before being taken to the airport on the evening of Day 14 for your flight back home (arriving the following day) or on to your next destination.

Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Santiago

Departures

Pricing Information

October 2, 2011

From $7,995.00 per person double occupancy.

From $2,250.00 single room supplement.

December 18, 2011

From $7,995.00 per person double occupancy.

From $2,250.00 single room supplement.

January 29, 2012

From $8,495.00 per person double occupancy.

From $2,390.00 single room supplement.

February 26, 2012

From $8,495.00 per person double occupancy.

From $2,390.00 single room supplement.

March 4, 2012

From $8,495.00 per person double occupancy.

From $2,390.00 single room supplement.

October 7, 2012

From $8,495.00 per person double occupancy.

From $2,390.00 single room supplement.

October 21, 2012

From $8,495.00 per person double occupancy.

From $2,390.00 single room supplement.

December 16, 2012

From $8,495.00 per person double occupancy.

From $2,390.00 single room supplement.

Journey Includes

  • Deluxe rooms in the best available hotels
  • Three meals per day, including our unique Dine-Around program that lets you enjoy any restaurant you choose with à la carte dining, or relax with room service when available*
  • A professional Travel Director as your personal concierge
  • Local sightseeing with professional English-speaking guides with unparalleled knowledge, including entrance fees for places visited
  • Active participation and up-close encounters to experience the cultures of your
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, coffee and tea included with meals; bottled water during sightseeing excursions
  • All gratuities to hotel and restaurant staff and local guides and drivers
  • Group or individual airport transfers on arrival and departure flights
  • TheTravcoAssist Travel Protection Plan, including emergency medical evacuation insurance coverage for injury or illness, and 24-hour Worldwide Live Travel Assistance through Travel Guard Assistance

*Due to remote or undeveloped locations on some journeys, accommodations may not always meet Western standards. Dine-Around opportunities will be limited in remote or unsecured locations.

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Prices displayed are based on the lowest season base price and assume double occupancy. Prices are shown in U.S. dollars and may or may not include administrative fees, taxes, meals, airfare (where applicable) and Single Supplements. Cancellation penalties, blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.

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