The Wonders of South America

A 12-Day Collette Tours tour starting from $2,999

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Tour Length: 12 Days
Countries Visited: Argentina, Brazil, South America
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Tour Type:
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Tour Category: First Class
Tour Operator: Collette Tours
Tour Code: 422
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From Brazil’s marvelous Rio de Janeiro and Iguazu to Argentina’s serene city of Mendoza and lively Buenos Aires, delve into the vivacious cultures of South America. Learn how to craft the famous caipirinha cocktail. Look out from the top of Sugarloaf. Indulge in a Brazilian-style barbeque at one of Rio's top "Churrascaria" restaurants. Ascend Corcovado by train to Christ the Redeemer, one of the new 7 Wonders of the World. Behold the power of the Iguazu Falls and explore Iguazu National Park. Relish renowned Argentinean wines during visits to Mendoza’s vineyards. Savor a gourmet lunch with wine pairing at a bodega along the Los Caminos del Vino wine route. Spend two nights in fantastic Buenos Aires, the "Paris of South America." Learn to dance the Tango and stroll the famed 9th of July Boulevard as you explore life in this vibrant city.

 
 
Hotel Accommodations
15 Meals: 9 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 4 Dinner

Sightseeing listed in the itinerary.

 
 
Day 1: Overnight Flight (Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy. Please call for airfare pricing.)

Day 2: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Tour Begins
Welcome to Rio de Janeiro! Magnificent views, beautiful beaches, flamboyant Carnival costumes, great cuisine and friendly people make Rio the cultural capital of Brazil. Witness the transformation taking place as Rio prepares to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. You may want to stroll down the beach of the "Girl from Ipanema" and see lovely Flamengo Park. Tonight, learn how to craft caipirinhas – Brazil’s famous cocktail made with sugar cane liquor and lime – before having dinner with your fellow travelers in a typical Brazilian churrascaria. Today dinner will be included.

Day 3: Rio de Janeiro
Start your day with a visit to Corcovado by train to see Christ the Redeemer, one of the largest Art Deco statues in the world. Enjoy panoramic vistas of Tijuca Forest National Park, the world’s largest urban forest. To one side you’ll view the city and its centerpiece, the Maracanã Football Stadium, host to soccer’s 2014 World Cup. On the other side lies the lagoon, beaches and the Atlantic Ocean. Continue exploring downtown Rio, the famous Cathedral and many other sites of interest on a locally guided tour. The rest of the afternoon is yours to take in the sights and sounds of Copacabana Beach.

Day 4: Rio de Janeiro
This is your chance to experience the “Marvelous City” your way. Make the most of a full day at leisure to relax or discover more of Rio on your own. Perhaps you’ll take an optional excursion to either Sugarloaf or historical Santa Teresa.

Day 5: Rio de Janeiro - Iguazu Falls
Fly to Iguazu Falls – located at the crossroads of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay – heralded as the most beautiful waterfall in the world. Enjoy a walking tour of the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls before settling in to your hotel overlooking the Rio Iguazu.

Day 6: Iguazu Falls
Board the Rainforest Ecological Train inside the national park on the Argentine side and walk to the platform overlooking powerful Devil’s Throat. Discover unparalleled views of five waterfalls as they plummet into the Iguazu River. This afternoon you may choose an optional jungle boat ride at the base of the falls or just relax at your hotel. Tonight’s dinner is near the Three Frontiers Landmark where the Iguazu and Parana rivers converge.

Day 7: Iguazu Falls
Fly to Buenos Aires, birthplace of the tango. Stretching along the banks of the Rio de la Plata, the “Paris of South America” is a mosaic of European-styled architecture and South American spirit. Tonight, enjoy an interactive presentation from a local resident where you can ask questions about daily life in Buenos Aires before enjoying an authentic parrilla dinner together.

Day 8: Buenos Aires
Today enjoy a guided tour of the capital. See the lavish Teatro Colon opera house; the Avenida 9 de Julio; Recoleta Cemetery, where Evita Peron rests; the Presidential Palace, the Casa Rosada; the colorful La Boca neighborhood and the historic San Telmo barrio. Later, stroll through San Martin Park or Calle de Florida, a shopper’s paradise. The rest of the day is yours to explore this magnificent city.

Day 9: Buenos Aires
Today is yours to explore the cultural delights of Buenos Aires. Visit a local market, art museum or spend the afternoon at an elegant sidewalk café. Or perhaps you’ll choose to cross the Argentine Pampas to experience the culture of Argentina’s gauchos at a typical estancia, where you’ll enjoy a hearty asado lunch – a typical Argentine barbeque – and a horse whispering show by an authentic gaucho. This evening, savor Argentine cuisine and wine before embracing the art of the dance that has made Buenos Aires famous during a stunning tango performance.

Day 10: Buenos Aires - Santiago, Chile
Fly to Santiago de Chile. Upon arrival, embark on a city tour viewing such sights as the La Moneda Presidential Palace and Paseo Ahumada pedestrian avenue. Ride the funicular up Cerro San Cristobal for sweeping views of Santiago and the Andes, and admire the Statue of the Immaculate Conception. Meet the locals at a bustling market where delicacies such as Chilean sea bass are abundant. The evening is yours to explore this wonderful city on your own.

Day 11: Santiago
Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore fabulous Santiago on your own. Or you may choose to discover Chilean wines during a tasting at an elegant local winery. Or perhaps visit Viña del Mar and Valparaiso, two gorgeous coastal towns with incredible history. Tonight, join your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner.

Day 12: Santiago
Transfer to the airport for your flight home. Breakfast
 
         
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A NOTE ABOUT AIRFARE: We encourage you to buy your airfare from the tour operator, because if your tour cancels then your airlines tickets will be covered. Purchasing flights separately at a lesser rate and incorporating it with a Non-Guaranteed Departure Date can result in loss of total cost of your flight investment. Depending on the fare rules, flights may be Non-Refundable and/or Non-Transferable. Neither the tour operator and/or Atlas Cruises & Tours will be held responsible for loss if a tour is cancelled for Lack of Participation.

Documents
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Necessary Travel Documents such as Passports and Visas is the responsibility of the traveler. Passports must be valid six months from your return travel date.

 
Take a cable car to Sugarloaf and enjoy a breathtaking view of Rio de Janeiro and the famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches.

Enjoy a walk through the Argentine and Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls, marveling at the powerful Devil’s Throat.

Move to the passionate rhythms of tango and experience the “Paris of South America” when you immerse in the culture, cuisine and traditions of Buenos Aires.

Experience the flavor and history of Argentina's most famous wine, Malbec, during a gourmet wine pairing lunch and visits to bodegas in Mendoza.

 

Tour prices are land only rates based on per person, double occupancy.

Some dates may feature various changes in hotels, sightseeing and inclusions.

Government taxes and fees are additional.

Land rates are guaranteed at time of deposit.

Certain taxes and fees are to be paid upon exiting the country in local currencies.

Airfare is available through Collette Vacations at an additional cost.

To complete your vacation, we include roundtrip airport-to-hotel transfers when purchasing Collette airfare with your tour.

If you have arranged for your own air, we are pleased to provide you the option of purchasing these transfers.

Please note that all transfers will leave at pre-scheduled times.

Each client is responsible for proper documentation and inoculations that may be required and/or recommended to participate on this tour. Please contact your local travel clinic or personal physician for specific details on the destinations you are traveling to and from.

The internal flights on this tour are not included in the land price of your vacation.

Please contact us for more information.

 
 

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