Splendours of South America

Peaks, Lakes and Glaciers

The beauty of South America awaits

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the captivating landscapes and vibrant cities of South America as you immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Brazil, Chile, and Argentina. Commencing your adventure in the picturesque foothills of the Andes, you’ll explore Santiago’s historical center, where the charm of the city’s architecture intertwines seamlessly with its fascinating past.

From there, venture into the awe-inspiring realm of Patagonia, a land of towering peaks, pristine lakes, and awe-inspiring glaciers. The raw beauty of Patagonia is a testament to nature’s grandeur, offering you the chance to witness some of the most breathtaking landscapes on the continent.

Your journey then takes you to the birthplace of tango, Buenos Aires, where the rhythm of this passionate dance resonates through the city’s streets. Immerse yourself in the rich history and vibrant culture of Buenos Aires as you explore its charming neighbourhoods, savour its delectable cuisine, and witness the captivating dance performances that echo the soul of Argentina.

Next, prepare to be mesmerised by the sheer magnificence of the Iguazú Falls, a natural wonder that will leave you in awe of its sheer power and beauty. The thundering cascades and lush surroundings create a sensory spectacle that is simply unforgettable.

As your South American odyssey continues, find relaxation and serenity on the iconic beaches of Rio de Janeiro. Nestled against the backdrop of the city’s vibrant energy, unwind on the famous shores and soak in the sun, letting the rhythm of Rio’s samba-infused atmosphere rejuvenate your spirit.

This comprehensive tour seamlessly weaves together the diverse elements of South America, offering a harmonious blend of nature’s wonders and the pulsating heartbeat of its dynamic cities. Each destination on this journey unfolds a new chapter in the story of this enchanting continent, leaving you with indelible memories and a profound appreciation for the rich tapestry of South American culture and landscapes.

All the things you need to know

  • Privileged stay close to the dramatic Iguazu Falls
  • Discover Patagonia’s celebrated sights on both sides of the Andes
  • Soak up the Latin culture of Buenos Aires & vibrant Rio de Janeiro
  • Luxury stay on legendary Copacabana beach

Fly from London

Arrive and transfer to the Pullman Santiago El Bosque for a 2-night stay and a welcome dinner. 

Morning city tour including the historic centre, San Cristobal hill and the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art. Afternoon at leisure. 

Fly to Punta Arenas for a short tour and views of the Strait of Magellan. Continue through the vast wilderness to Puerto Natales. Overnight at Hotel Costaustralis 

Full-day excursion to Torres del Paine National Park to see its peaks, glacier lakes and Patagonian wildlife. Excursion includes a box lunch. Stay 2 nights at Hotel Lago Grey 

Morning walk in the national park, close to Lake Sarmiento and Amarga lagoon. Afternoon at leisure or optional excursions in the park.

Cross the border to El Calafate in Argentina and stay 2 nights at the Hotel Kosten Aike.

Full-day tour of Perito Moreno Glacier. Optional boat trip in front of the gigantic glacier wall.

Fly to Buenos Aires and transfer to the Alvear Art Hotel for 3 nights. 

Half-day tour of the elegant capital city and the colourful La Boca district.

At leisure or take optional excursion to an estancia in the Pampas or Colonia in Uruguay.

Fly to Iguazú Falls and stay for 2 nights at the Gran Meliá Iguazú inside the park (upgrade to a falls-view room from £125). Guided visit of the Brazilian side of these striking cataracts and time at leisure to explore the various walkways on the Argentinian side at your own pace. The cascades can be experienced while the park is closed to other visitors.

Day at leisure to explore the Argentinian side at your own pace, including the Devil’s Throat. Take the chance to experience the falls at dawn or sunset when the park is closed to other visitors.

Fly to Rio, set on a natural bay and surrounded by mountains. Stay at the luxury Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana (deluxe city/partial ocean view room) on the iconic beach for 3 nights. Upgrade to a deluxe oceanfront room from £115

Full-day city tour including Corcovado, the statue of Christ the Redeemer and a cable car ride up Sugar Loaf Mountain.

At leisure or optional excursions including a visit to the old centre of Rio or a 4×4 tour to Tijuca forest. 

Overnight flight to London with British Airways. Please enquire for supplements for day room if required. Arrive in London the next day.

  • Small group size – average 14 people (max 20)
  • 4- & 5-star accommodation
  • Flexible – extensions, room & flight upgrades available
  • International flights with British Airways
  • Internal flights
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Experienced local tour guides in each destination
  • 15 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 2 dinners
  • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
  • Porterage at airports
  • Welcome dinner & farewell drink

This tour is led in each destination en route by a local tour guide.

Entry fees at the Iguazú / Iguaçu National Parks are not included.
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. So, should you want to spend longer in a particular location, or add another experience or destination, we can make all the arrangements for you. 
You can combine this tour with the New World tour from Buenos Aires to Rio De Janeiro


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