This tour program was designed to introduce you the startling diversity of South America while being pampered by the best hotels and lodges the region has to offer. We begin with Rio de Janeiro, the fun and sun capital of South America and quickly make our way to Iguassu Waterfalls, a nature spectacle consisting of 275 separate waterfalls, spanning 2-miles, wider than Victoria, higher than Niagara and more magnificent than both. We visit sophisticated Buenos Aires on our way down to the Patagonia regions of Argentina and Chile, one of the most pristine regions on earth, home to mountains, lakes and glaciers; we visit the fabled Patagonia wilderness staying at the Explora lodge, a luxury wilderness resort located in the heart of Paine National Park, a pristine biosphere reserve. We stop in Santiago, enveloped by the majestic Andean Mountain Range before heading up to the amazing Atacama Desert, once a center of ancient cultures, staying at Explora Lodge, the perfect base for exploring the surrounding Atacama, the world’s driest desert, home to archaeological sites, ancient villages, colonial towns, salt flats, geysers, oasis, and the unique Valley of the Moon, a tour sure to be etched in your memory forever!
Day 10 Monday: El Calafate (Perito Moreno Glacier)
Day 11 Tuesday: El Calafate (Upsala & Onelli Glaciers)
Day 12 Wednesday: El Calafate / Bariloche
Day 13 Thursday: Bariloche
Day 14 Friday: Bariloche / Puerto Varas (Lake Crossing)
Day 15 Saturday: Pto. Varas - Pto. Montt / Pta. Arenas – Paine National Park (Explora Lodge)
Day 16 Sunday: Explora Lodge (Paine Towers National Park)
Day 17 Monday: Explora Lodge (Paine Towers National Park)
Day 18 Tuesday: Explora Lodge (Paine Towers National Park)
Day 19 Wednesday: Explora Lodge - Punta Arenas / Santiago
Day 20 Thursday: Santiago
Day 21 Friday: Santiago / Calama - Atacama Desert (Explora Lodge)
Day 22 Saturday: Atacama Desert (Explora Lodge)
Day 23 Sunday: Atacama Desert (Explora Lodge)
Day 24 Monday: Atacama Desert / USA
Hotels Included (Luxury/Deluxe)
Copacabana Palace, Rio
Das Cataratas, Iguassu (BR)
Sofitel, Buenos Aires
Design Suites, El Calafate
Design Suites, Bariloche
Cabanas del Lago, Puerto Varas
Explora Lodge, Torres del Paine (Patagonia)
Ritz Carlton, Santiago
Explora Lodge, Atacama Desert
24 days 23 nights
Rio de Janeiro
Torres del Paine National Park
Domestic coach airfare within South America
3 nights in Rio
2 nights in Iguassu
3 nights in Buenos Aires
3 nights in Calafate
2 nights in Bariloche
1 night in Puerto Varas
4 nights in Patagonia (Torres el Paine)
2 nights in Santiago
3 nights in Calama
Transfers, meals, and sightseeing as per itinerary
Hotel room taxes
Locally hosted by English speaking guides
Flora or Botanical
Fauna or Birding
Not included: Airport departure taxes, meals unless included in the itinerary, beverages, travel insurance, gratuities of any kind, or items of person nature.
Special rates apply over Carnival, New Year's, and certain holidays. Please inquire.
U.S. Citizens require Brazilian visa. Other citizens, please inquire.
Inquire about our special airfare on TAM or American Airlines for this program from your home city.
Other hotels upon request.
This itinerary may be customized, please inquire.
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