Travel 2 Touring 18/19

SOUTH AMERICA

BRAZIL

Rio de Janeiro LAND AIR RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

BOLIVIA

1

PARAGUAY

CHILE

2

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ARGENTINA

2

Iguassú Falls

LAND NIGHTS STAYED

1

Mendoza

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2

2 Santiago

URUGUAY

LAND AIR NIGHTS STAYED

3 Buenos Aires

1

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Discover Chile’s capital city Santiago • Travel on one of the most scenic mountain passes in the world – the Ruta 60, crossing the Andes from Chile to Argentina • Taste the famous wines of the Mendoza region • Enjoy a tango show with dinner in Buenos Aires • Get up close to the roaring ‘Devils Throat’ at Iguassu Falls • Head to the top of Corcovado where the iconic ‘Christ the Redeemer’ stands atop LAND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1

SMALL GROUP TOUR

PRICES FROM £2349pp

12 day Scenic South America Santiago • Mendoza • Buenos Aires • Iguassu • Rio de Janeiro

Days 1 & 2: Santiago On arrival into Santiago you will be met and

Days 6 & 7: Buenos Aires Embark on a half-day city tour and see the major sites including the colourful neighbourhood of La Boca, and the glamorous Recoleta area. In the evening enjoy a tango lesson followed by a 3-course dinner with wine and a tango show. The following day is free; perhaps join a tour out to the pampas for a traditional estancia visit (payable locally). (BD,B) Days 8: Buenos Aires – Iguassu Transfer to the airport and fly to Iguassu. This afternoon, you will visit the Argentinean side of the falls and ride The Ecological Jungle Train to view the impressive ‘Devil’s Throat’. (B) Standard: Recanto Park; Superior: Wish Resort Golf Convention Day 9: Iguassu Falls Today, you will go on a tour that will give you a perspective of the Brazilian side of this magnificent force of nature. (B) Day 10: Iguassu – Rio de Janeiro Transfer to the airport and fly to the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro. (B) Standard: Windsor Plaza Copacabana; Superior: Windsor Excelsior Copacabana (2 nights) Days 11 : Rio de Janeiro Today, you will have a full day sightseeing. Take a train ride to the top of Corcovado where the magnificent Christ the Redeemer statue stands and then ride a cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain. This evening, highly recommended is a Rio by night tour (payable locally). (B) Day 12: Depart Rio de Janeiro Your tour concludes today with a transfer to the airport. (B)

transferred to your hotel. This afternoon you will see the contrasts of old and new in this eclectic city on a guided city tour. The following day is at leisure; perhaps join an optional tour to Valparaiso and Viña del Mar or try Wine pairing (payable locally). (B*) Standard: Principado Express; Superior: Marina Las Condes *day 2 only Day 3: Santiago – Mendoza Today, you will embark on a panoramic bus journey across the Andes to Argentina and the world-famous wine producing region, Mendoza. One of the most spectacular drives in the world the bus journey it offers incredible views of the Andes and the highest peak in South America – Aconcagua. Note: The bus journey is unguided but a representative will transfer you to and from the bus terminals in Santiago and Mendoza. (B) Standard & Superior: Huentala (2 nights) Day 4: Mendoza Mendoza’s Malbec are renowned the world over, today embark on a half-day tour to two vineyards to learn about the wine making process and to enjoy some tastings. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B) Day 5: Mendoza – Buenos Aires Transfer to the airport and fly to Argentina’s bustling, cosmopolitan, capital city Buenos Aires. This evening, perhaps join an optional tour that gives an introduction to the best of Argentinean cuisine and culture and includes a cookery and wine pairing class (paid locally). (B) Standard: Loi Suites Esmeralda; Superior: Grand Brizo Buenos Aires (3 nights)

TOUR DETAILS

£2349 per person

PRICES FROM:

PRICES INCLUDE • 9 nights’ accommodation in named hotels or similar • Meals as specified: 11 breakfasts and 1 dinner • Services of local English-speaking guides • Internal flights, shared touring, transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary DEPARTURES 2019: Jan 7; Feb 11; Mar 11, 18; Apr 1; Sep 23; Oct 7, 14; Nov 11, 18

TOUR STYLE: Small Group

GROUP SIZE: 16 max

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 3 - 4 stars

Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.

Optional Pre/Post Stay Ask about extending your stay in Rio, or adding an extension to Uruguay.

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