Discover South America II
BRAZIL - ARGENTINA - URUGUAY AND CHILE - 13 Days
Day 1: Sao Paulo- Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Commonly known just as Rio, the city is also nicknamed ¨A Cidade Maravilhosa¨, or ¨The Marvelous City´. Overnight.
Day 2: Río de Janeiro (Brazil)
Breakfast. Half day tour to ascend the Corcovado mountain, located inside Floresta da Tijuca. There you will see the Cristo Redentor Statue (Christ the Redeemer), one of the most famous local landmarks in addition to the beaches, which has recently been named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Overnight.
Day 3: Río de Janeiro – Iguazú (Argentina)
Breakfast. transfer to the airport to take the flight to Cataratas del Iguazú. Arrival, reception and transfer to the hotel. Cataratas del Iguazú, are waterfalls of the Iguazú River, located on the border of the Brazilian state of Paraná and the Argentine province of Misiones. Half day tour to the Brazilian side of Cataratas del Iguazú. Overnight.
Day 4: Iguazú – Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Breakfast. Full day excursion to Cataratas del Iguazú on the Argentinean site. The Garganta del Diablo (Devil's Throat) is the most impressive of all the falls, and marks the border between Argentina and Brazil. On the Brazilian side there is a long walkway along the canyon with an extension to the lower base of the "Garganta del Diablo". The Argentinian access is facilitated by the Tren Ecológico de la Selva (Rainforest Ecological Train), which brings visitors to different walkways. Optional tour: ¨The Great Adventure¨, navigation on a zodiac in the Superior Iguazú River to reach the falls. In the afternoon transfer to the airport to take the flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival, reception and transfer to the hotel. Overnight.
Day 5: Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Breakfast. Half day city tour through Buenos Aires. You will visit Plaza de Mayo, Casa Rosada, the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo. Then you will arrive at La Boca neighbourhood to walk along Caminito Street and see how the first immigrants who arrived in Buenos Aires used to live. In the evening, pick up at the hotel to attend a Tango Dinner Show. (Optional: Dinner at Indian restaurante and Tango Show).Overnight.
Day 6: Buenos Aires – Colonia del Sacramento (Uruguay) – Buenos Aires
Breakfast and transfer to the port to take the hydrofoil to Colonia del Sacramento. Arrival and walking city tour through the historic quarter that today is designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The historical section of Colonia, which has some cobblestone streets built by the Portuguese in the 17th century, it is a popular tourist attraction for visitors to walk all around. Lunch at a restaurant. Transfer to the port to take the hydrofoil back to Buenos Aires. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight.
Day 7: Buenos Aires – Bariloche (Argentina)
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Bariloche. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. San Carlos de Bariloche, usually known as Bariloche, is a city in the province of Rio Negro, situated in the foothills of the Andes, sorounded by lakes (Nahuel Huapi, Gutierrez Lake, Moreno Lake and Mascardi Lake), and mountains (Tronador, Cerro Catedral, Cerro López). It is famous for skiing but also known for sight-seeing, water sports, trekking and climbing. Overnight.
Day 8: Bariloche (Argentina)
Breakfast and half day tour though the city, visiting the most important attractions all around. The journey starts in Bariloche and borders the Nahuel Huapi lake. Playa Bonita is located al km. Nº 8. About 10 km. and further on, you come to the base of Campanario hill. There, you ride a chair lift, which take you to the top (1.050 m.a.s.l.). From there you will be able to admire one of the most beautiful and fascinating views in this area, You can see the Perito Moreno and Nahuel Huapi lakes. El Trébol lagoon, San Pedro and Llao-Llao Peninsulas and Victoria Island. On the margin of the Nahuel Huapi lake you can see Puerto Pañuelo. Continuing the journey you will cross Angostura Bridge over the Angostura stream that joins the Moreno and the Nahuel Huapi lakes. After crossing the bridge over Moreno lake, the road borders El Trébol lagoon. Then, returns to the city, closing the circuit.
Day 9: Bariloche – Puerto Montt (Chile)
Breakfast and transfer to the port to start the Lake Crossing from Bariloche to Puerto Montt. Arrival, reception and transfer to the hotel. Overnight.
Day 10: Puerto Montt – Santiago de Chile (Chile)
Breakfast. Half day excursion to Frutillar, starting the trip to Puerto Varas, the so- called "City of Roses" and then, you will visit the beautiful city of Frutillar, its beaches along the Llanquihue Lake and where you will enjoy the influence of German immigrants in its architecture and gastronomy. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport to take the flight to Santiago de Chile. Arrival, and transfer to the hotel. Overnight.
Day 11: Santiago de Chile (Chile)
Breakfast and half day panoramic visit of the city. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight.
Day 12: Santiago de Chile (Chile)
Breakfast. Full day tour to Valparaiso and Viña del Mar. Valparaiso is a major city in Chile, and one of the most important seaports and cultural centres in the Pacific Southwest hemispheres. It was built upon dozens of steep hillsides, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Valparaiso boasts a labyrinth of streets and cobblestone alleyways. Nowadays it is protected as a UNESCO World Heritage site and often considered to be one of Latin America´s most intriguing urban areas. Overniight.
Day 13: Santiago de Chile – Sao Paulo
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Sao Paulo.
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