Journey South America

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Journey South America (SANTIAGO DE CHILE)

Highlights
This 19 days / 18 nights travel package offers you to travel the most interesting points of Patagonia, along with Brazil, in the most complete way. Departing from the city of Santiago de Chile, we will make an amazing trip through Patagonia, visiting Puerto Natales, Torres del Paine and El Calafate. Then we continue to the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, known as the "Paris of Latin America"; The next stop will be in the Iguazú Falls, to finally reach one of Brazil biggest cities: Rio de Janeiro. Do not miss this opportunity!

The package COMPLETE PATAGONIA AND RIO DE JANEIRO includes accommodation, transfers from / to the airport and excursions. Make your reservation with TANGOL
STARTS
SANTIAGO DE CHILE (CL)
SANTIAGO DE CHILE, CHILE
ENDS
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRASIL
DURATION
18 NIGHTS
FREQUENCY
EVERYDAY
INCLUDED
* Accommodation in standard room for selected hotel with breakfast included
* Tours and transfers as specified in itinerary
* Taxes
NOT INCLUDED
* Flights
* Entrances Fees
* Extras, Meals and Others NOT Specified in itinerary
* Personal expenses
OTHERS
Rates NOT applicable for holidays and special events

Minimum of 2 passengers

Details of Journey South America

Day 1
Arrival in Santiago de Chile

According to your flight itinerary, our driver will take you from Santiago airport to your hotel located downtown. Rest of the day free


Day 2
Sightseeing Tour

Pick up from 09 am to sightseeing the city on a tour through most important historical, commercial and residential areas.

We will make a panoramic visit to the Government Palace called "La Moneda", the historical centre of the Plaza de Armas, Santa Lucía Hill, the Cathedral, the Central Post Office, the Municipality and the bohemian neighbourhood of Bellavista, among others.


Day 3
Viña del Mar and Valparaiso

We departure at 9:00 am towards the city of Viña del Mar, known as "The Garden City", where we will visit the Vergara country house, Carrasco Palace and the flower clock, among the most important points. Then, the tour continues towards Valparaiso, a city characterised by the presence of multicoloured houses, where we will observe the Sotomayor Square and sail through the bay.


Day 4
Arrival to Puerto Natales

You will be transferred from your hotel in Santiago to the airport to take your flight to Punta Arenas. Once there, you have to go to the bus station, to board the shuttle to Puerto Natales. At the terminal, your driver will be waiting to take you to your hotel.

Day 5
Torres del Paine National Park 

Departure from our hotel in Puerto Natales, towards the Natural Monument the Milodón Cave. The largest of these caves contains a replica of the extinct Milodon, a large herbivore. Then, we will visit Torres del Paine National Park, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful natural sites on the planet, and recently qualified as the Eighth Wonder of the World. Thus, through our tour we will appreciate some of its main attractions, such as Laguna Amarga, view of the Cuernos del Paine, Salto Grande and Lake Gray.
At noon we will enjoy our lunch at a Park restaurant (not included). Then, we will continue our tour, to finally return to our hotel in Puerto Natales.

Day 6
Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers

Departure in the morning from our hotel in Puerto Natales, to go to the pier where the boat will sail to the glaciers. The tour will pass through Guanacos Island and the Last Hope Fjord.
At noon we will reach the Balmaceda Glacier, highlighted by its great beauty. Later, we will visit the Serrano Glacier, where it is possible to disembark to enjoy a walk through the lush forest. In addition, there is a path that leads to the foot of the glacier.
After the walk, we will enjoy a typical lunch in the area, to later explore the surroundings. Finally, we will return sailing through the channel to arrive at the port, and return to our hotel in Puerto Natales.

Day 7
Arrival in El Calafate

You have to go to the Puerto Natales bus terminal to take the shuttle service towards the Argentinean town of El Calafate. At the terminal you will be received by your driver, who will take you to your hotel

Day 8

Perito Moreno and Boat ride

The tour begins after breakfast, picking you up at your hotels, together with a guide, to head towards Los Glaciares National Park. We will drive along the scenic Route 11, which runs alongside the main course of Lago Argentino on our way to Brazo Rico.
Once at the park, we will go to Curva de los Suspiros, where we descend the vehicle to take a first look to the Perito Moreno Glacier, which is certainly an amazing image. Later we will make another stop at the Muelle bajo las Sombras, from where departs a boat ride to get closer to the southern wall of the glacier. Then we will go to the front catwalks of the glacier, where we will see it from several balconies located at different heights, allowing to appreciate it from different angles, each more beautiful than the last one. Finally we will enjoy some free time to spot the different detachments that continually take place, and those who want to, can enjoy lunch at any of the restaurants near the runways.

Day 9
Free Day


Day 10
Arrival in Buenos Aires

A driver will pick you up at your hotel to take you board your flight to Buenos Aires. After your arrival, another driver will be there waiting for you to take you to your hotel.

Day 11
Walking Tour and Tango Show

The day starts with a walking tour of the city. Around 10 am we departure from our offices to explore the city, it's most beautiful and interesting places. The tour is done walking and travelling by public transport, to visit the Centre, San Telmo, La Boca and Recoleta, where our tour ends. Ideal walk to take photos and tour areas outside the massive tourist circuit. The tour ends around 4:30 pm.

At night, between 8 and 8:30 we will pick you up at your hotel to enjoy a beautiful dinner accompanied by an unforgettable Tango Show. The event will take place in El Querandí, one of the most popular Tanguerías in the neighbourhood of San Telmo. You will taste a gourmet three-course dinner with a wide selection of typical dishes and regional wines. Then, witness an incredible show, which reviews the History of Tango with different dance partners and singers. At the end, around midnight, you will be returned to your hotel

Day 12
Tigre Boat Ride

The tour departures from the boat terminal in the luxurious neighbourhood of Puerto Madero, where you will have to meet your guide at 09:45 hrs, from there, sail through the Rio de la Plata and the Delta area, to enjoy the best views of the city. Once in Tigre, there is a bus tour, to get to know the main attractions. Continue with a tour on foot through the famous market of Puerto de Frutos. Finally, we will return to Buenos Aires by train to the Retiro station, where the Tour ends.


Day 13
Santa Susana Ranch

Departure at 9:00 am from your hotel, we will travel to the traditional ranch, located in the middle of Argentina's Pampa where we will celebrate the authentic "Fiesta Gaucha". We will perform multiple activities related to local customs. You can go horseback riding, live a traditional folklore show live and enjoy a demonstration of the fantastic horse skills of the famous Gauchos Argentinos. Our tour includes the lunch with asado (barbecue),different cuts of meat and vegetables. We will pair the food drinking wine and, for dessert, we will try some regional sweets.


Day 14
Arrival to Iguassu and Brazilian Falls

A driver will pick you up at your hotel to take you board your flight to Puerto Iguassu. After your arrival, another driver will be there waiting for you to take you to your hotel.

After that, you will go on a half day tour to discover the Brazilian side of the Iguassu Falls National Park. Upon arrival at the Visitors Centre, you'll get on the panoramic buses that begin the tour of the park. After a short ride, you get off the bus to start walking the paths. From the first balcony, you can get a panoramic view of the Argentinean falls. Then after 950 meters with stunning views over the Iguassu river you'll get to the falls on the Brazilian side. The walkway entering the river next to the Floriano fall gives the visitor a gorgeous panoramic view of the lower Iguassu river and the Devil’s throat Canyon. The Iguassu falls at the Brazilian side is the place to get the best views of the falls. 

Day 15
Argentine Falls

The Iguassu Falls tour on the Argentinian side takes you visit the upper, lower and Devil's throat circuits. You will arrive to the New Visitors Centre at the Iguassu Falls where you'll walk to the "Nature Interpretation Centre". From there you can go on board the eco-train that goes to the Cataratas Station (Iguassu Falls Station; it's the train's first stop) in about 8 minutes, or you can take a short walk through the “Green Trail” that leads to the beginning of the path towards the Upper and Lower trails of the Iguassu Falls. Otherwise you can take the same train to the Garganta Station (the biggest fall of the Iguassu Falls). Once you have finished the circuits, you must go back to the Visitors Centre where the vehicles are waiting to take you back to the hotel.


Day 16
Arrival in Rio de Janeiro

We will take you from your hotel to the airport, where you will board your flight to Rio de Janeiro. Once there, a driver will be waiting for you holding a sign with your name, to take you safely to your hotel in downtown.

Day 17
Corcovado and Sugar Loaf

We will go visit the Corcovado Hill and the statue of Christ the Redeemer, located at 710 meters high. We can make our way to the top by the historical train, from there, we will get stunning panoramic views. Stop for lunch

Continue to visit Pan de Azúcar hill, located at 395 meters above sea level, in the middle of Guanabara Bay. The climb is made by cable car to the peak of the mountain, from where you can get a wonderful 360 ° view of the Guanabara Bay, Copacabana, Urca, Botafogo, Flamengo and its surroundings

Day 18
Buzios Day Trip

Departure from Rio de Janeiro to Buzios, located 176km away from the city. Former fishing village, today it has become an international luxury destination. Embark on the port for a boat trip visiting its beautiful coast with stops to go for a swim in it's crystal clear waters. After the boat ride, lunch will be served at a local restaurant. The rest of the day will be free to walk through the famous "Rua das Pedras". Return to Rio de Janeiro.

Day 19
Farewell of Rio

According to your flight itinerary, you will be transferred to the airport, to continue your journey or return home.

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