Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
In electrifying Rio de Janeiro, we will marvel at the wonder of Christ the Redeemer standing over the city and take in the vast expanse of Rio stretching out beneath us. A panoramic drive takes us past the glamorous, sun-drenched beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana. Afterwards, we’ll enjoy a cable car ride to the summit of Sugar Loaf Mountain for breathtaking city and ocean views.
We will end the evening with an exciting showcase of Samba, the iconic Brazilian tradition with deep African roots.
Our lavish hotel here is the only one inside the Brazilian Iguazu National Park. After lunch at our hotel, enjoy a breathtaking look at the falls on a thrilling helicopter ride. We will explore the Brazilian side of the falls on a leisurely walking tour. A morning drive takes us to the Argentina side of the falls where we board a gas-propelled train to view the highlight of Iguazu Falls, the Devil’s Throat. We continue to explore the Upper & Lower Circuits of the Argentine side for more extensive and spectacular falls.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Our mid-day flight takes us to Buenos Aires, the mesmerizing capital of Argentina, where we’ll witness the ritual and secret of a great Argentine “asado”at Steak by Luis. Our time here is enlivened by stunning architecture, intriguing markets, amazing food, and, of course, the nation’s cultural passion – the tango. We’ll enjoy a memorable dinner and tango show, where you will relive the history of the tango in an environment that awakens your every sense. We conclude our morning with a private backstage tour of the Teatro Colon, the main opera house in Buenos Aires, considered to rival the beauty and acoustics of Milan’s La Scala.
Our two-night stay in this magnificent alpine resort offers a range of choices – from horseback touring to chocolate tasting and much more. The hotel's magnificent alpine setting is one of the best in the world, and the hotel boasts every amenity imaginable. Relax and enjoy your stunning lake view room in the resort’s prestigious Moreno wing.
Puerto Varas, Chile
On our way to Chile we travel through stunning Patagonian landscapes, watching for flights of Andean condors. A visit to a local farm and a delightful village marks our passage.
Puerto Montt & Santiago, Chile
A scenic drive takes us to the port city of Puerto Montt, at the southern terminus of the Pan American Highway, where we’ll meet our flight to Santiago. In Santiago we will visit San Cristobal Hill, visit the historic home of Pablo Neruda, Chile's famous poet, learn how to mix a perfect pisco-sour, and – of course! – sample Chile’s world renowned wines. We say our reluctant good-byes at a festive Farewell Dinner and cocktail party.
Santiago & Depart for Home
This morning join our local expert for a pleasant walking tour of the trendy Lastarria neighborhood before preparing for your return flight.
Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel, Rio de Janeiro
Opened in 1923, this impressive edifice is Rio's most traditional and luxurious hotel. This deluxe hotel, located on some of the most expensive and sought after real estate in Brazil, has two hundred and twenty-five bedrooms and suites. With its opulent lounges, bars and restaurants, the Copacabana Palace is a haven of relaxation and good living. Each of its rooms and suites is unique, featuring fine period furniture and original works of art. Each guestroom is also graced with thoughtful touches such as extra-long pillows and complimentary traditional Brazilian slippers. Every careful detail at the Copacabana Palace conjures up the elegance and sophistication of a past glamorous era. A 2015 Travel+Leisure World's Best Hotel
Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, Iguaçú Falls
The only hotel located inside this Brazilian National Park, Hotel das Cataratas is situated at the center of the Iguaçu National Park. Nestled inside a lush tropical environment, alongside the famous Iguaçu Falls, sits this charming 193-guestoom Portuguese-colonial style hotel. On the hotel grounds you will find a swimming pool, full-service spa, tennis courts and game room. Other hotel facilities include a boutique, ATM, guest laundry, reading room, and a business center with complimentary internet access. The hotel has two restaurants, the Ipe Bar & Grill adjacent to the pool, and the Restaurant Itaipu, which features a lovely veranda for al fresco dining. Both restaurants serve international cuisine and local dishes.
Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires
The Alvear Palace Hotel opened in 1932 and since then continues to exude Belle Époque splendor. Located in the Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires, the hotel’s décor is inspired by French royalty, with crystal chandeliers and silk drapes. Guest rooms have butler service, fresh flowers and Hermès bath amenities. Selected by Condé Nast Traveler as a 2015 Gold List Hotel and as one of the World’s Best Hotels of 2015 by Travel+Leisure, the Alvear Palace Hotel offers exceptional accommodations for your stay in “the Paris of the South.” A 2015 Condé Nast Traveler Gold List & Travel+Leisure World's Best Hotel
Llao Llao Hotel & Resort, Bariloche
Located on a small hill between two lakes, the magnificent Llao Llao Hotel & Resort is surrounded by woods and framed by mountains. Built in 1940 and fully renewed in 1993, its Canadian-style architecture of visible cypress logs blends with the region's green stone in perfect harmony with the natural beauty of the area. The 5-star property is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World. The hotel has 158 rooms and suites with telephone, cable TV and in-room safe. Your superior lake-view room has a superb view. Leisure facilities of the resort include a health and fitness club with indoor heated pool, sauna and whirlpool, full spa services, 18-hole golf course and clubhouse, outdoor pool, and lake fishing. A 2015 Travel+Leisure World's Best Hotel
Hotel Patagonico, Puerto Varas
Hotel Patagonico is located in a quiet area, yet near all of the main attractions in Puerto Varas and enjoys magnificent views of Lake Llanquihue and the Osorno Volcano. The hotel is built in traditional architectural style, and blends in perfectly with its setting in this charming city. The hotel has a swimming pool, gym, whirlpool and sauna, as well as a business center, souvenir shop and laundry service. There is a piano bar, as well as two restaurants: the Alerce Restaurant, which specializes in Chilean cuisine, and the Ebro Restaurant, that specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. There are 91 rooms on three floors, each featuring satellite TV, internet access, mini bar, hair dryer, in-room safe and 24-hour room service.
The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago
The elegant Ritz-Carlton Hotel is located in the capital's most prestigious and refined neighborhood, El Golf, within walking distance to exclusive boutiques and restaurants. The 205 luxurious rooms are distributed among 14 floors, crowned by a glass dome housing an indoor heated swimming pool. The spa and fitness center has floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Andes Mountains and the city. There are also spa treatment rooms, a steam bath, sauna, Jacuzzi, and a sundeck on the terraced roof. In the four restaurants and lounges, dining features Chilean fish and seafood and Chile's famous wine in menus that combine the rich tradition of Mediterranean cuisine with excellent local products. All rooms feature classic décor and amenities include high speed internet access, a plasma TV, digital safe and separate bath tub and shower. A 2015 Travel+Leisure World's Best Hotel