Classic South America (Summer 2020)

Classic South America (Summer 2020)


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

A continent rich in natural wonders, historic cities and imposing monuments, you've made it to South America. With imposing mountain ranges, ethereal waters and an exotic wildness, it is little surprise this enchanting part of the world is also known as the 'land of poets', its sweeping landscapes having influenced the works of Pablo Neruda and Gabriela Mistral. From this wondrous palette, we've fashioned a harmonious holiday, steeped in opulence and layered in the Latin way of life. From Sugarloaf cityscapes to the thundering chasm of the Devil's Throat and Incan ruins, you'll experience the best of South America.

Day 1 - Welcome to Chile.
Your complimentary, private transfer takes you to your local departure airport. On arrival at Santiago International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your luxurious hotel. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner.(Dinner with Wine)
Accommodation: Mandarin Oriental Santiago.
Meals: Dinner with Wine

Day 2 - The Sights of Santiago.
Meet a Local Expert for an in-depth city exploration before sitting down to an included lunch. Your evening is at leisure.(Breakfast / Lunch)
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 3 - Valparaiso and Wine Country.
Travel to the UNESCO-listed port of Valparaíso. Visit the boutique Kingston Family Winery in the Casablanca Valley for a local wine tasting. Return to Santiago for the evening.(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine)
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 4 - Fly to Buenos Aires.
Enjoy a leisurely morning before flying to Buenos Aires, where you'll spend the next couple of days. This evening, taste famed Argentinean beef, a local specialty, during a Highlight Dinner with wine at Piegari Carnes.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Accommodation: Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires.
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 5 - Beautiful Buenos Aires.
Get to know Buenos Aires with a Local Expert as you explore the neighborhoods of Palermo, San Telmo and Recoleta. View the balcony made famous by Eva Peron, the former First Lady of Argentina, and walk the colourful streets of La Boca. Experience Buenos Aires Your Way with a visit to the regal Belle Époque Teatro Colon theatre or the historical Barolo Palace. Experience an electrifying evening of live music, singers and dancers at Rojo Tango during your Highlight Dinner with wine.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 6 - Pampas, Estancias and Gauchos.
Experience a traditional Argentinian Estancia. Get a taste of the life of an Argentinian gaucho, or cowboy as you are served a delicious asado Highlight Lunch.(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine)
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 7 - The Falls of Iguassu.
Fly to Iguassu Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Venture to the Argentinean side of the falls to see the unfathomable Devil's Throat with your Local Expert. Dinner is served at your luxurious resort, the only hotel inside the Brazilian Iguassu National Park, where you'll choose from a selection of traditional Brazilian barbecue or international cuisine.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Accommodation: Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, Iguassu.
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 8 - The 'Great Waters' of Iguassu Falls.
Wake up inside the park and beat the crowds. Join a Local Expert for a walk on the Brazilian side of the falls, where you'll witness panoramic views of San Martin Island and visit incredible Bird Park, which provides shelter for over a thousand birds, butterflies and reptiles from across South America.(Breakfast)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 - Rio de Janeiro, City of Sea and Samba.
Fly to vibrant Rio de Janeiro and transfer to your hotel on iconic Copacabana Beach, famous for its three-mile stretch of golden sand and bustling energy. Settle into the local way of life, with a Highlight Dinner at a traditional Brazilian steakhouse followed by a lively samba show at Ginga Tropical.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Accommodation: Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro.
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 10 - Exploring Rio de Janeiro.
Join a Local Expert on a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, for breathtaking panoramic views of the city. Savour a Highlight Lunch at Confieiraria Colombo, a century-old cafe in a lavish setting. Explore a different side of Rio as you visit one its favelas, with a special introduction to Bob Nadkarni, founder of The Maze, an iconic jazz club and community hot spot.(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine)
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 11 - A Farewell to Rio de Janeiro.
Join your Local Expert on a train ride up Corcovado Hill to Christ the Redeemer, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and modern wonder of the world. Toast your journey over a remarkable Celebration Dinner at the exceptional, Michelin-starred MEE Restaurant. Asian and Brazilian flavours come together through innovative dishes served up by executive chef Kazuo Harada.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Meals: Breakfast,

Day 12 - Depart Rio de Janeiro.
A private transfer will take you to the Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport, locally known as Galeao International. On arrival at your home airport, your driver will greet and escort you to your waiting car for your private transfer home.(Breakfast)
Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

Exceptional Dining

  • Santiago: Visit Kingston Family Winery, a small boutique winery located in Casablanca Valley for an introduction to and tasting of their exquisite wines.
  • Santiago: Savour a Highlight Dinner at a cafe in Lastarria, Santiago's trendiest neighbourhood.
  • Buenos Aires: At San Antonio de Areco, one of the prettiest towns in the Pampas, enjoy a delicious asado lunch at La Bamba de Areco Estancia and a glimpse into the life of an Argentinian gaucho during an equestrian show.
  • Buenos Aires: Enjoy dinner at Piegari Carnes.
  • Buenos Aires: Savour a delicious meal, and enjoy fabulous live music, solo singers and a breathtaking display of authentic tango at Rojo Tango.
  • Rio de Janeiro: Indulge in a classic buffet style lunch amid a lavish setting at the Belle Époque, Confeitaria Colombo.
  • Rio de Janeiro: Enjoy elegant bayside surroundings with a Highlight Dinner at the flagship Fogo de Chao, a typical Brazilian Steakhouse where a variety of meats are barbecued in authentic 'churrasco style.'
  • Rio de Janeiro: Your Farewell Celebration Dinner is served at the Michelin-starred MEE Restaurant, the vision of celebrity Chef Ken Hom and led by Executive Chef Kazuo Harada.
  • Dining Summary: 11 Breakfasts (B), 1 Lunch (L), 3 Lunches with wine and 6 Dinners with wine (DW).

Journey Highlights

  • Santiago: Meet a Local Expert for an exploration of the Chilean capital.
  • Buenos Aires: With a Local Expert, your comprehensive city exploration includes a visit to the splendid Belle Époque Teatro Colon.
  • Iguassu Falls: Join a Local Expert for a spectacular walk past thundering curtains of water and misty rainbows on both Brazilian and Argentinian sides of the falls.
  • Rio de Janeiro: Partake in a stunning show of extravagant costumes and enthralling music, songs and dances at Ginga Tropical.
  • Rio de Janeiro: Experience sightseeing with a Local Expert and a cable car journey to the lofty heights of Sugarloaf Mountain.
  • Rio de Janeiro: Journey up Corcovado Hill to the open arms of Christ the Redeemer and magnificent views over the legendary bay.

Luxury Hotels

  • Santiago: The Mandarin Oriental Santiago is known as one of the most luxurious hotels in Santiago. It is located in the exclusive neighbourhood of Las Condes and offers spectacular rooms and award-winning restaurants.
  • Buenos Aires: Distinguishable by its architecture and décor, the Alvear Palace Hotel is a hallmark of world class hotels.
  • Iguassu: The luxurious Belmond das Cataratas is the only hotel inside the National Park and sits alongside the falls.
  • Rio de Janeiro: With a prime location overlooking Copacabana Beach, the iconic Belmond Copacabana Palace offers an unforgettable stay in timeless luxury.

VIP Experiences

  • Rio de Janeiro: Meet Bob Nadkarni, a local club owner, and hear how he created one of the most famous jazz clubs in all of South America, The Maze.

INCLUSIVE LUXURY GOLD SERVICES

  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Luxury Gold's air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard restroom.
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • From time to time, your Travel Concierge will enchant you with a Luxury Gold Flourish, which is a local speciality representing the destination.
  • Complimentary, private airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold.

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

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Ratings based off 2 reviews . Currently showing 2 reviews with comments only.
By Marvin R on Mar 26, 2019

Operator has no clout at hotels. Hotels wanted to charge room taxes when the operator already paid. One local guide was a disaster. Operators material was in conflict with concierges instructions.

By Joann P on Mar 26, 2019

Hotels are beautiful, food very good and services, excellent, for the most part. Our overall concierge was a gem (Alejandro,) as were our local guides, (especially Marissa and Roberto) except for one who was not good at all. We would have enjoyed Santiago and Valparaiso even more than we did, if the guide had shared more information with us and paid more attention to details. Issues were minor, but when they add up, they become more bothersome. For example, not telling us to prepare for cool weather, switching the itinerary, and rushing through sights led to frustration for most of us. However, in beautiful Buenos Aires, magnificent Iguassu Falls and vibrant Rio, the guides and sights exceeded expectations. In the most regal of opera houses and in a low income favela, we saw and learned so much. Loved the center of the cities, as well as the surrounding areas - a winery in Chile, La Boca and a ranch in Argentina etc. etc. Felt that we were sometimes rushed, but, overall, a very good tour.


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