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Chile, Argentina & Brazil Rio Carnival Special Departure

South America
  • Duration: 15 days
  • Board Basis: Bed & Breakfast
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUSSLCABR

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

​South America is a continent that beckons adventurers from far and wide with its infectious, sultry salsa rhythms, intriguing people, fascinating lifestyles, tree-lined city avenues and flamboyantly decorated towns. Chile's rippling vines, the cascading Iguaçú Falls that spill into Argentina and Brazil, the imposing statue of Christ in Rio and Buenos Aires' elegant streets are just some of the iconic sights that make an escapade to this trio of countries so desirable.

​South America is a continent that beckons adventurers from far and wide with its infectious, sultry salsa rhythms, intriguing people, fascinating lifestyles, tree-lined city avenues and flamboyantly decorated towns. Chile's rippling vines, the cascading Iguaçú Falls that spill into Argentina and Brazil, the imposing statue of Christ in Rio and Buenos Aires' elegant streets are just some of the iconic sights that make an escapade to this trio of countries so desirable.

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What's Included

  • ​The services of a Just You Tour Manager & Local Guides
  • Scheduled flights
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • 12 nights' accommodation in your own room with breakfast
  • Hotel porterage (1 bag per person)
  • A representative to greet you at all UK airports
  • Welcome drink & farewell dinner
  • All airport taxes & security charges, UK Airline Passenger Duty, all state & local taxes, ATOL protection fee
  • ​Santiago (half day)
  • Mendoza (half day)
  • Buenos Aires (half day)
  • Iguaçú Falls (full day)
  • Rio – Corcavado & Christ the Redeemer (half day)
  • Experience the colourful Winner's Parade at the Rio Carnival

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Itinerary

  • DAY 1 UK to Santiago
  • ​Fly to Santiago, via Sao Paulo.​
  • DAY 2 Santiago
  • ​Santiago, the capital of Chile, lies in a lovely setting beneath the majestic Andes and is a city of wide boulevards and delightful parks and gardens. The Presidential Palace and the residential districts of Las Condes and Providencia, famous for their beautiful homes, are must-see sights and we will see them all on our tour today. At San Cristobal Hill, we'll round our day off with the spectacular views of the foothills of the snow-capped Andes. Get to know your travelling companions over a drink this evening.​
  • DAY 3 Santiago
  • ​Wine production is an important industry in Chile and a drive through dramatic mountain ranges and the colourful orchards and citrus groves of the region will lead us to the Indomita vineyard, where we can taste award-winning wines on an optional excursion. Viña del Mar, known as the 'Garden City', is bursting with colourful blooms as its nickname suggests. You will have the chance to admire the unique Flower Clock, palm-fringed avenues, Fine Arts Museum, Municipal Casino and the beautiful Rioja Palace. We then move on to the coastal city of Valparaíso. Alemania Avenue is the only road that traverses the famous hills on which the city is built. As we drive along the road we will enjoy panoramic views of the impressive port. You will also visit La Sebastiana, one of the former homes of the laureate Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda, plus Fisherman's Wharf, Plaza Sotomayor, and the Naval Academy.​
  • DAYS 4 & 5 Mendoza
  • ​Driving over the Andes offers views of Mount Aconcagua, at 23,000ft, the highest peak in the Americas. On our journey on day 4 we'll retrace the steps of Native Indians, Incas and the first Spanish settlers on our way to Mendoza where today more than 60% of the country's wine is produced. The grapes from this region are used for white wines including chenin blanc and reds such as cabernet sauvignon.​
  • DAY 6 Buenos Aires
  • ​Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is dubbed the 'Paris of the Americas'. Highlights include Plaza de Mayo, where the Casa Rosada (Government House) is the focal point. La Boca District is renowned for its brightly painted houses, and is now an artists' colony. In contrast is Recoleta cemetery, famous as the burial place of Eva Peron.​
  • DAYS 7 & 8 Buenos Aires
  • ​Tigre and Parana Delta is a labyrinth of magnificent waterways fed by the Parana River. Explore this maze of riverside villas, Victorian docks and English-style gardens from a traditional riverboat on an optional excursion. For a taste of the city's love of dance and music take the option of dinner and tango show this evening. On day 8 take the option to travel to the heart of Argentina's Pampas to experience a typical 'estancia' (ranch). Alternatively, choose to enjoy a couple of days getting to know Buenos Aires with your fellow travellers.​
  • DAYS 9 & 10 Iguaçú Falls
  • ​Journey into the Iguaçú National Park, taking the small train that leads through the jungle to the Argentinian side of the Iguaçú Falls. Situated at the meeting point of three countries - Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina - the Falls are one of the world's largest natural wonders.
  • DAY 11 Rio de Janeiro
  • ​Today you could take the option to view the Falls from the Brazilian side. This afternoon we'll fly to Rio de Janeiro.
  • DAY 12 Rio de Janeiro
  • ​Brazil, the world's fifth largest country, is a land of warm sun, bright colours, irresistible rhythms and unsurpassed natural beauty. The city of Rio de Janeiro is beautifully situated beneath Sugar Loaf Mountain and blessed with the magnificent beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. Corcovado, home to the famous statue of Christ, is the perfect introduction to the city and we include a visit here today. To reach the statue it is necessary to ascend in a small cog railway which winds up the mountain offering superb views over Rio and Sugar Loaf Mountain. To view the city from the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain perhaps join us on an optional excursion to the top of the mountain via cable car. Alternatively explore Rio at your own pace this afternoon. Gather with the group this evening to enjoy a farewell dinner.​
  • DAY 13 Rio de Janeiro (Carnival)
  • ​This evening you will enjoy the 'greatest party on earth'. The Winner's Parade is the last event of the annual Rio Carnival. Take your reserved seats in the Sambadromo and prepare to be amazed as the five best samba schools parade in front of you. The music, costumes and floats are simply spectacular and the atmosphere is one of fun, frivolity and celebration.​
  • DAYS 14 & 15 Rio de Janeiro to UK
  • ​Explore Rio before your return flight to the UK on day 14. Arrive in the UK on day 15.​
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Accommodation

    • Hotel Torremayor Providencia
    • Located in the centre of Providencia, Santiago, and within close proximity to an abundance of restaurants and bars and less than 10 minutes to the biggest mall in Latin America, the Torremayor Providencia is situated in an ideal location. Rooms have a modern decor with facilities including; a minibar, climate control and Wi-Fi. The Hotel also has a rooftop pool which boasts fantastic views of the city.
    • Diplomatic Hotel
    • This 5-star resort is situated in the centre of Mendoza, surrounded by great restaurants, wine bars and shops. Rooms feature luxury French furniture, dark wood floors and marble bathrooms.
    • Sheraton Libertador Hotel
    • Sheraton Libertador Hotel, located in the centre of Buenos Aires, welcomes its guests to one of the largest cosmopolitan cities in Latin America and provides easy access to its varied commercial, financial, cultural and entertainment options.

      This luxurious 5–star hotel is just in the centre of all the action. It is located in close proximity to The Obelisco, the most famous iconic and historical monument of Buenos Aires, and Plaza Mayo, the main square of central Buenos Aires, which has always been the focal point of its political life with several major landmarks, located around the Plaza. However, guests who are more interested in shopping rather than sightseeing will not feel lonely here, as famous Florida Pedestrian Street, full of lovely shops, is just 2 blocks away.

      However, Sheraton Libertador Hotel undoubtedly is a jewel itself and a pleasure to stay in. Rooms are styled in tan hues with sweet sleeper king or 2 single beds and further benefit from air conditioning, flat-screen satellite TVs, mini bar, safe and dressing room. Stunning views of the city towers add intimate and inviting atmosphere to the rooms, which is further enhanced by marble baths, where guests can sit back and relax from the fast pace of the city.

      For those seeking additional relaxation this fabulous hotel offer numerous services, including sun deck, sauna, spa facilities and massage treatments. Although for those who still have energy there is an indoor heated pool and fitness centre with sliding-glass-pane ceiling providing magnificent views of Buenos Aires. Yet, no experience can be complete without a visit to La Pergola Restaurant or Maximilian Lobby Bar and Restaurant. While La Pergola Restaurant with its variety of buffet dishes is an ultimate choice for breakfast or lunch, superb cocktails and a la carte menu, available for lunch and dinner, can be found in Maximilian Lobby Bar and Restaurant.
    • Panoramic Grand Hotel
    • The Panoramic Grand is located on a hill which overlooks the Three Frontier Landmark, a site that marks the meeting of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. The hotel boasts 5 restaurants and a panoramic spa.
    • Rio Othon Palace
    • The 4-star Rio Othon Palace is ideally located on Copacabana Beach, a short distance from the centre of Rio. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, mini-bar, hairdryer, safe, air-conditioning and a TV.
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Optional Excursions

  • ​Valparaiso & Viña del Mar (full day)
  • Estancia ranch (full day)
  • Mendoza winery (half day)
  • Tigre Delta River (half day)
  • Buenos Aires dinner & tango show
  • Iguaçú Falls, Brazilian side (half day)
  • Rio – Sugarloaf Mountain (half day)
  • Valparaiso & Viña del Mar (full day)
  • Iguaçú Falls, Brazilian side (half day)
  • Rio – Sugarloaf Mountain (half day)

Pre-bookable excursions: The Valparaiso & Viña del Mar, Iguaçú Falls, Brazilian side and Rio - Sugarloaf Mountain can be pre-booked as a package.


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Further Information

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