17 Day Classic Brazil, Argentina & Chile with Easter Island

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$6219*
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17 Day Classic Brazil, Argentina & Chile with Easter Island
Windsor Leme Rio de Janeiro
Amerian Portal del Iguazu Iguazu
Panamericano Buenos Aires Buenos Aires
NH Collection Plaza Santiago Santiago
Hotel Taha Tai Easter Island

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2017 Dates & Prices
Dates Air & Land Land Only
$6369* $5319
$6219* $5389
Oct 09  (Sold Out) $6269* $5499
$6239* $5449
Nov 13  (Sold Out) $6129* $5059
Nov 27  (Sold Out) $6439* $5389
$6299* $5159
Dec 25  (Sold Out) $6359* $5269

*Not Included:
Optional tours and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flights Rio de Janeiro-Iguassu, Iguazu-Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires-Santiago, Santiago-Easter Island & Easter Island-Santiago.

Passport information must be submitted to Gate 1 Travel at least 60 days prior to departure.


Accommodation Details:
Triples at the NH Collection Plaza in Santiago will be accommodated in a twin and single room.

Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes.

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Brazil
Depart for Brazil

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Rio de Janeiro
Welcome to Brazil! Morning arrival in Rio, the vivacious "sun and fun" capital of South America; meeting and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to rest, relax and acclimate to your new surroundings. Tonight, a briefing by your Tour Manager on the exciting adventure that awaits you in South America, followed by a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers at a typical Brazilian 'Churrascaria'
Overnight: Rio de Janeiro
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Wednesday - Rio de Janeiro, Tour of Corcovado Mountain
Awake this morning in amazing Rio. Begin the day with an ascent by a scenic cog railway to the summit of Corcovado Hill. Here, at 2,400 feet above the city stands the 125 foot tall statue of Christ the Redeemer. The Christ statue, that embraces the entire city, is designated as one of the seven "New Wonders of the World". See the thrilling 360 degree sweeping view of the city and understand why Rio is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Afterwards, continue along Rio's famous beaches, including Copacabana and Ipanema before returning to your hotel
Overnight: Rio de Janeiro
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Thursday - Full Day Rio de Janeiro
Today is at leisure to discover all of the delights of Rio on your own. Watch the volleyball and soccer matches on the beach, shop for local crafts, and linger at a waterfront café to just "people-watch". Perhaps, join the optional not-to-be-missed glass cable car ride that takes you to the top of iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain, symbol of the city, where you'll see the stunning panorama of the beaches, Corcovado Mountain, downtown Rio and Guanabara Bay. In the afternoon join the optional Carnival and Samba Experience. Visit one of the top Samba schools in the city and learn what made the Samba & Carnival icons of Brazilian national identity. On your last night in Rio at leisure, be sure to sample the cuisine at some of the fabulous restaurants and cafes ringing the beachfront
Optional: Half Day Sugar Loaf Mountain (AM)
Optional: Half Day Carnival and Samba Experience (PM)
Overnight: Rio de Janeiro
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Friday - Fly to Iguassu, Brazilian Falls
Depart Rio this morning on a flight to Iguassu Falls. Upon arrival, walk along the winding pathways on the Brazilian side of the majestic and awe-inspiring Falls, one of the world's greatest natural wonders. Iguassu consists of over 275 separate cataracts across a span of two and one-half miles, wider than Victoria Falls and higher than Niagara Falls and more dramatic than both. Stand in awe at the unforgettable panoramic views before crossing the border to Iguazu, the Argentinean side of the Falls, for overnight. After a day filled with unforgettable memories, return to the hotel and enjoy a typical Argentine dinner
Overnight: Iguazu
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Saturday - Iguazu, the Argentinean Falls
Your adventure continues this morning on the Argentinean side of the Falls. A rail car takes you to the top of the Falls on the Upper Circuit, and you will walk to the Lower Circuit where the power of nature surrounds you. Continue along the catwalks to Devil's Gorge - stand in amazement as you gaze at spectacular "Devil's Throat" the most magnificent of all of the cataracts. View, photograph and feel the spray of the thundering waters, one of nature's most impressive achievements and a unique experience for your senses. Spend the rest of the day exploring the natural treasures of Iguazú National Park, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its rare and endangered flora and fauna
Overnight: Iguazu
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Sunday - Fly to Buenos Aires
This afternoon transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. Arrive in the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires. Its beauty is apparent with its elegant architecture, wide tree-shaded boulevards, striking monuments and sprawling parks. Spend the rest of the day at leisure to get acquainted with the “Paris of South America” and its distinct European flavor. As you will have your night at leisure feel free to treat yourself to an Argentine beef dinner at one of the city's many superb steak restaurants
Overnight: Buenos Aires
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Monday - Buenos Aires City Tour
Discover the city's highlights this morning on a tour that includes the Plaza de Mayo, Metropolitan Cathedral and Casa Rosada (government palace); see the balcony where Eva and Juan Peron made their speeches. Then, to the colorful La Boca neighborhood, a working class barrio, and the old quarters of San Telmo and Caminito, a mix of colonial style homes, narrow lanes, artists' lofts and very trendy cafes. Drive to the Recoleta Cemetery, final resting place of many of the wealthiest and most important Argentine historical figures. The grounds here cover more than four city blocks, filled with tombs adorned by works of local and international sculptors, and more than 6,400 mausoleums including the tomb of Eva "Evita" Peron, always heaped with flowers and letters from adoring fans. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring some of Buenos Aires neighborhoods and fabulous collection of shops before this afternoon's tango lesson with professional Argentine Tango Dancers. Tonight is at leisure, or, participate in the optional Argentine Dinner and Tango Show
Optional: Buenos Aires Dinner & Tango Show (PM)
Overnight: Buenos Aires
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Tuesday - Full Day in Buenos Aires
Revisit some of your favorite places in the city today, shop for leatherwear and designer clothes, or, join the optional fun-filled Gaucho Party at the Santa Susana Ranch. Get ready for a rustic experience at a typical Argentine ranch (estancia), dedicated to agriculture and the breeding of cattle and horses. After a tour of the grounds, enjoy a typical barbecue lunch, followed by a folklore show with live music and dancing. Return to the hotel with time to prepare for this evening's "Farewell to Argentina" Dinner with your group at a delightful restaurant
Optional: Full Day Gaucho Party
Overnight: Buenos Aires
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Wednesday - Fly to Santiago
This morning, depart Buenos Aires by flight to Santiago, the energetic capital of Chile. The remainder of the day is free for independent pursuits in this city that blends the old with the new
Overnight: Santiago
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Thursday - Santiago City Tour
This morning's city tour takes you through the colonial neighborhoods of the city that contrast with the modern financial center, known as Sanhattan. Pass by beautiful residences that are part of the Barrio Universitario (University Area). In the historical center visit the lively Plaza de Armas, with its fountains, sculpture and intriguing people-watching opportunities. The tour continues with a drive along the green Parque Forestal with its stunning Fine Arts museum. Continue crossing the bohemian neighborhood of Bellavista and climbing up San Cristóbal Hill to a viewpoint, for a magnificent panoramic view of the city with its backdrop of the towering Andes Mountains. This afternoon, join the optional excursion to the Undurraga Winery in the Maipo Valley, one of Chile's most important wine producing areas. Taste some of Chile's world-famous wines during the tour before returning to Santiago
Optional: Half Day Undurraga Winery Tour & Tasting (PM)
Overnight: Santiago
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Friday - Full Day in Santiago
On your last day in Santiago, time for independent pursuits. Alternatively, participate in the optional tour to the Pacific Coast to visit the picturesque port of Valparaiso, and Viña del Mar known as the Garden City for its pretty parks and flower-lined streets. On the return to Santiago, stop at some of the most beautiful beaches in the area. Tonight, it's an evening to share wonderful memories during a Chilean dinner at a local restaurant
Optional: Full Day Valparaiso & Vina Del Mar
Overnight: Santiago
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13, Saturday - Fly to Easter Island
Depart Santiago this morning for your flight to Easter Island. Considered one of the most remote destinations in the world, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is notably acclaimed for its brilliant archaeological places and its enigmatic stone structures. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy a Welcome Cocktail
Overnight: Easter Island
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 14, Sunday - Full Day Moai with Lunch
Drive to the south coast and visit examples of original platforms, Ahu Vaihu in the bay of Hanga Te’e and Akahanga, where supposedly the famous king Hotu Matua is buried. Proceed to Rano Raraku, one of the most important sites visited. This is the quarry of almost 900 stone statues, 397 of them still lying or standing at the slopes of the extinct volcano with Crater Lake. Then visit Ahu Tongariki most recent and biggest restoration on the island, with 15 re-erected statues standing on an almost 200 meter long platform. Drive to the east coast and visit original Ahu Te Pito Kura and the “Navel of the World”. Your last sightseeing of the day and maybe the most important, is the beautiful beach of Anakena with its restored Ahu Nau Nau and Ature Huke. There, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the warm Pacific Ocean. An interesting day winds down as you will be escorted back to the hotel
Overnight: Easter Island
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 15, Monday - Ahu Akivi & Orongo Ceremonial Village
Start the day with a drive to the extinct volcano Rano Kau appreciating the view over the whole island and its distinct geological features. Once you reach the top of the volcano enjoy a simply breathtaking view of Crater Lake. Then drive to the ceremonial village of Orongo, where the birdman competition took place, and you can see the spectacular petroglyphs related to this culture and the three islands situated opposite the coast. Continuing on, drive down again to Ahu Vinapu and the Ana Kai Tangata cave with its indigenous paintings. Drive to restored Ahu Akivi with 7 Moais, built in the middle of the island. According to legend, these statues are representing the 7 explorers who were sent to Rapa Nui by the king Hotu Matua. Then visit the topknot quarry Puna Pau with its red scoria stone, where all the Pukaos were made. Also visit the ceremonial site of Tahai with 3 Ahus and restored statues, remains of boathouses and a boat ramp. Here you will see the only statue with eyes before returning to the hotel
Overnight: Easter Island
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 16, Tuesday - Fly to Santiago
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Santiago. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure, perhaps revisit some of your favorite sites and relish the lively Santiago nightlife
Overnight: Santiago
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 17, Wednesday - Depart Chile
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Optional Tours

This afternoon, depart your hotel for Downtown Rio de Janeiro. Arrive at Academicos da Grande Rio, one of the top samba schools in the city. Here, enjoy a guided tour of the warehouse, where you see grandiose parade floats and flamboyant costumes. There will be an opportunity to try on authentic Carnival costumes. Toast your Carnival experience with a caipirinha Brazil’s national cocktail, while you learn about the history of the Samba dance and the Carnival parades from an expert guide. Then, learn the basic Samba steps from a professional dancer, while you encounter diverse Afro-Brazilian rhythms like Ijexa, Coco, Iongo, and Samba de roda. Return to your hotel.

Pick-up and drop-off at hotel. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #4 04 Mar 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $89.00
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Depart from your hotel for a brief driving tour of Rio de Janeiro on your way to Sugar Loaf Mountain. While passing through the downtown, admire the myriad of city landmarks such as the Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, the Municipal Theatre, and the Sambadrome. Upon arriving at Praia Vermelha, begin the first leg of your journey up Sugar Loaf Mountain. Hop in a cable car and ascend from street level to the top of Urca Hill. Over the course of that 3 minute ride, a superb panorama unfolds right before your eyes. At Urca, enter a second cable car for the ride to the summit. After a 6 minute ride, you will be welcomed to the top by an unsurpassed view. From this location, the entire area is within your grasp, including Rio, the bridge, the bay, the age-old majestic mountain range, and Niteroi, a city on the other side of the bay.

Pick-up and drop-off at hotel. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #4 11 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $49.00
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Tonight enjoy an excellent dinner and tango show in downtown Buenos Aires. This has become a favorite of local residents as well as visitors and is the ideal setting for a delicious dinner and an alluring tango show. The Tango displays complete cultural expression, a plot of myths, values and traditions.

Pick-up and drop-off at hotel. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

Day #8 11 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $79.00
01 Jan 2018 - 15 Jan 2019 $79.00
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Depart from the hotel towards Cardales to visit a traditional Estancia. An Estancia is the equivalent to a large rural estate similar to a ranch in the United States, mainly devoted to agriculture, cattle and breeding horses. Most have a main house and some straw-roofed constructions in which the dining-room and a traditional general store are located. The general store commonly called the 'pulperia' was a social gathering point for gauchos at sunset. Later, you can taste a typical Argentine barbecue (grilled beef, chicken, pork sausages, salads, dessert and coffee) in the dining-room.

As lunch is finished you will enjoy a folklore show with live music, dancing and a tango demonstration, followed by 'cuadreras' and ring races where gauchos show their skills as riders. For those willing to participate in the traditional activities there are horses and 'sulkies' to go around the ranch.

Pick-up and drop-off at hotel. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.

Day #9 11 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $99.00
01 Jan 2018 - 15 Jan 2019 $109.00
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This morning depart Santiago towards the Maipo Valley, one of Chile’s most important wine producing areas. Don Francisco Undurraga was one of the pioneers of wine making in Chile, and created the Viña Undurraga in 1885 with plants brought back from France and Germany. Today, with more than 125 years of tradition, Undurraga is present in more than 70 countries. Undurraga produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Gewürstraminer, Carménère, and Chardonnay. There is a tasting of different wines during the tour and the cost includes a souvenir glass. Afterwards, return to the hotel.

Pick-up and drop-off at hotel; Tour duration is approximately 4 hours.

Day #11 20 Apr 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $49.00
01 Jan 2018 - 15 Jan 2019 $55.00
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Travel towards the Pacific Coast, through the valley of Curacavi & Casablanca, known for its vineyards. On arrival to the coast, visit the picturesque port of Valparaiso, founded in the XVI century on a total of 43 hills that are reached by narrow, windy streets, staircases and a series of lifts (funiculars) which now constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of the eclectic architecture and urban development. Then the tour continues to Plaza Sotomayor and the pier. Later on, visit Viña del Mar known as the Garden City for its pretty parks and flower-lined streets. There will be time to enjoy lunch independently at a local restaurant. Before returning to Santiago, visit the most important beaches of the area.

Pick-up and drop-off at hotel. Tour duration is approximately 8 hours.

Day #12 11 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $89.00
01 Jan 2018 - 15 Jan 2019 $89.00
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