Our South American extravaganza includes scenic landscapes, rich history, amazing wines and superb cuisine. We begin in dynamic and modern Santiago, Chile where colonial mansions sit beside skyscrapers and we visit the captivating coastal city of Valparaiso with its vibrant art scene. After experiencing all the highlights in Santiago, we will spend the day on a dramatic crossing of the Andes to Mendoza, Argentina. Here we will sample some of the marvelous wines and exquisite cuisine of the region. The grand finale to our trip is Buenos Aires. Here we visit charming San Telmo’s cobbled alleys, the resplendent 19th-century Teatro Colón opera house, the palace, grave and museum of Evita, and learn about San Martin, the Liberator of Argentina. We will taste some of the best beef in the world at a gaucho’s Estancia in the Pampas. We will see the sultry Tango over dinner and drinks in a city that is fiery hot and never sleeps.
Patagonia is one of the most stunning, diverse, and sparsely populated places on earth. Shared by Argentina and Chile, it is known for its pristine wilderness, magnificent snow-capped peaks, dramatic granite spires, sparkling lakes, and immense glaciers. Its spectacular beauty has been preserved both by its remoteness and the parks that protect the outstanding landscapes.
Get to know cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, home of the tango, before experiencing wonders of a different kind at the Iguazu Falls, the largest waterfalls system in the world, on this six-day Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls Tour. You’ll take a guided tour of Argentina’s capital, with lots of free time to explore on your own, and of course, enjoy a Porteño evening of dinner, music and tango. And then you’ll head to the falls to appreciate them from both the Argentinian and the Brazilian Sides.
Brazil is synonymous with a passion for life and a diversity of both nature and culture. We’ll traverse the bustling, sensual metropolis of Rio de Janeiro, enjoy a panoramic feast of the breath-taking Iguazu Falls, and journey through the last great wilderness on Earth, the Amazon rainforest, teeming with thousands of species of animals and plants. From Brazil we’ll continue to the neighboring Argentina, where we’ll be immersed in the sophistication and the fiery passion of Buenos Aires, finding Argentina's soul in the glamorous tango, excellent wines, nouvelle cuisine, Pampas horseriding and Gauchos.