Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Santiago: discover South America's most celebrated cities alongside amazing adventures as you explore Iguassu Falls and the wineries of Mendoza. From the cosmopolitan to the traditional, your South American vacation promises endless enchantment. Click the Itinerary tab for full details, then book online or call a destination specialist at 1-888-937-8474.
Escorted Package Includes
- Flights Miami-Rio de Janeiro, Santiago-Miami
Some departure dates may be offered from an alternate nearby airport. Check flight itinerary options when booking
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
- Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
- All Intra-flights: Rio de Janeiro-Iguassu, Iguazu-Buenos Aires & Buenos Aires-Mendoza
- 12 nights First Class accommodations
- 3 nights Rio de Janeiro
- 2 nights Iguazu, Argentina
- 3 nights Buenos Aires
- 2 nights Mendoza
- 2 nights Santiago
- Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
- Hotel porterage
- All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
- 17 meals: 12 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
- Services of English-speaking local guides
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Ascend to the summit of Corcovado Mountain to see the spectacular views of Rio
- Stand in awe at majestic and astonishing Iguassu Falls
- Admire the elegant architecture in Buenos Aires, the "Paris of South America"
- At Recoleta Cemetery, see the final resting place of Eva "Evita" Peron
- Tango lesson with professional Argentine tango dancers
- Enjoy a true Wine Experience in Mendoza
- Tour Santiago, the energetic capital of Chile
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates
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Optional tours and gratuities.
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flights Rio de Janeiro-Iguassu Falls, Iguazu-Buenos Aires & Buenos Aires-Mendoza.
Passport information must be submitted to Gate 1 Travel at least 60 days prior to departure.
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.
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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, try to copy 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.
*Floats and carriages for Carnival are being constructed between September and December and therefore will not be fully completed and decorated during that time.
Pick-up and drop-off at hotel. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.
|Day #4||01 Jan 2019 - 15 Jan 2020||$63.00|
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||01 Jan 2019 - 15 Jan 2020||$46.00|
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||01 Jan 2018 - 15 Jan 2021||$79.00|
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. 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||01 Jan 2019 - 15 Jan 2020||$119.00|
Tonight you can taste the finest Argentine food at a gourmet restaurant within a beautiful neighborhood in the center of Mendoza. The chef's tasting menu is prepared from high quality local ingredients and combines the best flavors from all over Argentina. Enjoy an unforgettable gastronomic experience accompanied by excellent local wines from one of the world’s premier wine regions.
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 2 hours.
|Day #10||01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019||$89.00|
Embark on a guided tour that takes you through lush vineyards and historic cellars. Upon arrival at Santa Rita Winery, learn more about the 120-year history of the wine estate and its premium wine production. Witness the wine bottling process and visit the "Bodega de los 120 patriotas". At the end of the tour, sample from a selection of Santa Rita's celebrated award winning wines and receive a memento glass of your own to take home!
Pick-up details to be advised locally. Approximate tour duration is 4.5 hours.
|Day #13||01 Feb 2019 - 31 Dec 2019||$79.00|