14 days

Chile, Argentina & Brazil

Chile, Argentina & Brazil

The 'Devil’s Throat' of Iguazu

UNESCO World Heritage-listed Iguaçu Falls

Recoleta Cemetery and Eva Peron’s tomb

Argentina's capital Buenos Aires

Rio de Janeiro

Tasting Chile's wine

Christ the Redeemer

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  • Why we love it

    • The Chilean capital of Santiago is home to some of Chile's most famous wineries
    • At the border with Brazil, we experience the magnificent might of Iguazu Falls, before finally arriving in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Rio de Janeiro.
    • Experience the Gaucho life at a traditional Estancia stay.

    Itinerary

    Day 1-2 - Santiago

    • Upon arrival to Santiago you will take your complimentary transfer to the Peregrine joining hotel.
    • This evening at approximately 6pm you will have a group welcome meeting. Please check the notice board in reception confirm the time and place.
    • You will start your adventure with a orientation walk. The city centre itself is quite small and easy to get around. The Plaza de Armas is at the heart of the city and is home to the cathedral. The rest of the city is a jumble of shops, restaurants and parks.
    • A visit to Bella Vista, Santiago's Parisian Quarter, will offer a slightly more serene perspective on the Chilean capital. Similarly, taking the cable car to Cerro San Cristobal will offer you impressive views across the city and on to the peaks of the Andes.
    • You will have a free day to continue your exploration of the city. If you prefer, you could also take an optional trip to Valparaiso, on the Pacific coast.
    • NB:TRANSFERS
    • If you are taking a transfer with us and have arrived on a
    • International flight, please leave by door 4 (not 3 nor 5) or a domestic flight, please leave by door 2 (not 1 nor 3)
    Gen suites or similar
    Breakfast

    Day 3-4 - Mendoza

    • You will make the six to seven hour trip across the Andes to Mendoza today. On the way, you may be lucky enough to spot Mt Aconcagua, the highest mountain in America, depending on the weather and clarity.
    • The border crossing can take anywhere between one and three hours depending on local traffic. As such, we recommend that you bring snacks and water for the drive. Please keep in mind that you will have to dispose of any fresh fruit or deli products before you cross the border into Argentina.
    • Upon arrival in Mendoza, we recommend taking a stroll around the city's tree lined streets, or enjoying a coffee in a local cafe and soaking up the beauty of this well landscaped and lush city. Your centrally located hotel will make it easy for you to explore at your leisure.
    • While you are in Mendoza, you will go on an included winery tour. Mendoza is the most important grape growing region in the country, producing more than 70% of Argentina's wine. It is especially well known for Malbec.
    • A visit to Aristides Villanueva Street after dark is a must if you enjoy a bit of nightlife.
    San Suites or similar
    Breakfast | Lunch

    Day 5-6 - Estancia Stay

    • Today we take a flight from Mendoza to Buenos Aires.
    • Leaving pretty Mendoza behind, we take a two hour drive to a traditional Estancia (a rural estate) where you will spend the night.
    • During your time on the Estancia you can do as much or as little as you desire. Activities may also vary depending on the day. You could work with the cattle (including branding, vaccinating etc), participate in a cattle auction or visit the local town, visit a cheese factory, play volleyball, soccer etc. Alternatively you could laze by the pool and read or have a barbecue.
    Estancia Monte Viejo or similar
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 7-9 - Buenos Aires

    • From the Estancia, you will continue your journey to Buenos Aires, the cosmopolitan epicentre of South America. Combining the passion of Latin America with the elegance of Europe and its own distinctive style, Buenos Aires is a magical city. Each neighbourhood has a distinctive style, and you will notice that the local residents, or Portenos, are incredibly proud of their city.
    • Day 8 is a free day for you to Explore this wonderful city.
    • On Day 9, at the agreed time, you will be taken on a walking/ driving tour of the city to visit a selection of notable places. It starts in San Telmo followed by the fampous Plaza de Mayo. Continuing on you will visit La Boca, where the world-class football team 'Boca Juniors' train. You will also stop and have lunch in a local artists house in La Boca. The last stop is at Recoleta cemetery where you can see the graves of some of the countries most influential figures.
    Hotel Patios De San Telmo or similar
    Breakfast | Lunch

    Day 10-11 - Iguazu Falls

    • Today you will fly to Puerto Iguazu, from where you will explore the impressive Iguazu Falls.
    • You will spend the next two days exploring the falls in depth, seeing them from both the Argentinean and Brazilian side. The falls are two kilometres in length, and made up of 275 falls in total, some of which stretch up to 80 metres high. This makes them both higher than Niagara and wider than Victoria Falls. The Brazilian side of the falls offers great panoramic views of them, while the Argentinian allows to you to get up close and personal with the powerful falls on boardwalks.
    • You can choose to get an even more exhilarating look at Iguazu via a zodiac boat ride below the falls or a helicopter flight over the top.
    • You will have the opportunity to meet one of the few remaining original inhabitants of the region, the Guarani, on a visit with your tour leader.
    • NB: Please note for visa information, you will be visiting the Brazilian side of the falls on day 10 and Argentina on day 11.
    Hotel Jasy or Similar
    Breakfast | Dinner

    Day 12-13 - Rio De Janeiro

    • You will leave the falls and fly to Rio de Janeiro today, where you will be met by a local guide and taken on a city tour. You will start the tour with a visit to the famed Statue of Christ, which presides over the city and enjoys expansive views across the forests, beaches, bays and mountains that surround the city. From tourist mecca to local favela, your next stop will take you through the narrow laneways of these vibrant communities. You will have the opportunity to meet some local people and learn more about life within a favela.
    • The intense green of Guanabara Bay and the beauty of the surrounding slopes of the Corcovado and Sugar Loaf Mountain, make Rio a majestic place, locals like to say that 'God made the world in six days, the seventh he devoted to Rio'.
    • The Portuguese influence is ever-present here, especially in the opulent Portuguese buildings that were constructed when the Portuguese monarchy fled Europe under threat of Napolean and took up residence here.
    • The contrast between the opulence of this architecture, the extravagance of Carnaval and destitute poverty of the favelas make this one of the most fascinating and diverse cities in the world. Live music is the heartblood of the city, with everything from samba, jazz, bossa nova, hip hop, reggae and rock to the myriad of regional styles and fusions. Lapa is the place to go if you want to join locals for some serious dancing in the many dancehalls there.
    • The white sand beaches at Copacabana and Ipanema are certainly the best place for people watching.
    Mirador Rio hotel or similar
    Breakfast

    Day 14 - Rio De Janeiro

    • Your tour will come to an end after breakfast today.
    Mirador Rio hotel or similar
    Breakfast
  • What to Know

    What's Included

    • The services of Peregrine's expert English-speaking local tour leader in each country, and professional local guides at some sites.
    • City tour or orientation walks of Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and Santiago (including entrance fees where applicable).
    • Arrival transfer to the Peregrine joining hotel.
    • Meals- 14 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners.
    • Accommodation- 2 nights estancia (ranch house), 11 nights comfortable hotel
    • Regional flights
    • Full day Winery tour in Mendoza
    • Authentic Argentine Estancia Farm stay
    • Iguazu Falls tour of both the Argentinean and Brazilian side.
    • Visit to a Guarani Village near Iguazu Falls.

    Not Included

    • International flights, airport departure taxes, visas where required, meals not included in the itinerary, insurance, laundry, any optional tours or activities during free time, tips and items of a personal nature.

    Safety Information

    Active Volcanoes
    This tour passes through volcanic areas.  In the instance that a volcano becomes potentially dangerous and authorities declare nearby towns unsafe for travel, the itinerary will be re-routed. Where possible, Peregrine  will provide advance notice of such changes. At short notice, when this is not possible, your tour leader will provide up to date information on behalf of Peregrine.

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Trip at a glance

Trip Code PSCA
Start City: Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
End City: Rio de Janeiro
Style: Small Group

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