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Discover Brazil, Argentina & Chile

Discover Brazil, Argentina & Chile


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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

Enjoy a traditional meal paired with local wines in Mendoza, Meet a local biologist in famed Iguaçu Falls, Take a tango lesson in Buenos Aires and samba your way around Rio, Seek out extraordinary wildlife in the Pantanal

Experience the vibrant cultures and diverse wildlife of South America on a 16-day action-packed adventure to Chile, Argentina, and Brazil. Sip world-class wines in the sweeping vineyards of Mendoza, dance the tango on the streets of Buenos Aires, and stroll the golden sands of Rio de Janeiro. Then discover the continent's wilder side amid the verdant wetlands of the Pantanal and the thundering cascades of Iguaçu Falls.

Day 1: Santiago
Arrive at any time. Your arrival transfer is included.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Activity: The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you're back in time to meet the group. Check for the meeting time on the welcome note at the hotel. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.

Day 2: Valparaíso/Santiago
Travel south to the colorful seaside town of Valparaíso, where bright houses perch on the hills overlooking the South Pacific. During the city's golden age in the late 19th century, it served as an important stopover for ships sailing the Strait of Magellan between the Atlantic and the Pacific, and attracted waves of immigrants from across Europe and the world. Accompany a local expert on a tour of the city's elegant historic quarter, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the home of Pablo Neruda, the famed Chilean poet, and wander narrow lanes to view spectacular street art. Enjoy free time to explore on your own before returning to Santiago.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Activity: Experience Valparaíso with a local expert and visit La Sebastiana, one of Pablo Neruda's former homes that has since been transformed into a museum. Learn about the life of this influential Nobel Prize-winning poet, diplomat, and politician and the foundation created in Pablo Neruda's name. The foundation was set up to promote and preserve his legacy and works to support arts and literature in Chile. After, explore the streets of this colourful UNESCO-recognized port city. Walk along the seven Esquinas to witness some of Chile's most impressive street art.
Free Time: Explore the streets of this colourful port town.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 3: Santiago/Mendoza
This morning, drive into the Andes and cross the border into Argentina. Wind past verdant meadows and clear lakes, and spot the distant, snowcapped summit of Mount Aconcagua—the highest mountain in both the Western and Southern Hemispheres. This afternoon, arrive in Mendoza, the heart of Argentina's world-renowned wine country, a landscape of sun-drenched vineyards surrounded by striking grey peaks.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Activity: Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 4: Mendoza
Spend the morning exploring Mendoza's wineries with a local expert who will illuminate the local history of wine production and the distinctive flavor notes of various varietals. The region's vintners are known for successfully experimenting with the cultivation of Malbec grapes at high altitudes. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch paired with some of the finest wines in the country, followed by time to relax on your own and sample other elements of Argentine cuisine.
Activity: Explore Luján de Cuyo in Mendoza, Argentina's most important wine-producing region, with a local wine expert. Visit the National Institute of Agricultural Technology to discover the scientific process that goes into producing wines. Learn to identify different varietals by the shape of their leaves and how sun exposure affects the grape. Then, travel to an experimental winery where their research educates winemakers throughout Argentina. You'll have the opportunity to sample their unique wines before continuing to another winery for a delicious lunch. Enjoy local specialities paired with wines from the region in the adobe bodega on the property.
Meal(s): Breakfast Lunch

Day 5: Mendoza
Enjoy a free day to explore the city of Mendoza, the regional capital perched in the Andean foothills. Stroll along the city's historic streets—wider than any other city in Argentina due to innovative reconstruction following a devastating 19th-century earthquake. Choose to visit more nearby wineries, take a cooking class, or set out on a hike in the surrounding hills. Or opt to relax with a glass of Malbec or chilled Torrontés at a park-side café and soak up the daily rhythms of Argentine life.
Free Time: Explore the area on your own or take an optional activity.
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 6: Mendoza/Buenos Aires
Catch a morning flight to Buenos Aires, and then transfer to a countryside estate, known as an estancia. Enjoy a farm-to-table lunch, then spend the afternoon exploring the working ranch, learning about the popularity of polo in Argentina, and chatting with gauchos, or local cowboys. Opt to head out on a horseback ride with an expert wrangler before returning to Buenos Aires for the evening.
Transport: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Activity: Get a true taste of Argentina's countryside with a visit to a vast rural Estancia. Immerse yourself in the unique daily life of a working ranch, and top off your visit with a fresh lunch full of local specialties.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Accommodation: Kenton Palace (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast Lunch

Day 7: Buenos Aires
Spend a full day exploring the "Paris of South America," Argentina's elegant capital city. Visit historic sites such as the Plaza de Mayo; the colorful, Italian-influenced La Boca neighborhood; and the spectacular Recoleta Cemetery, where Eva Perón and several past Argentine presidents have been laid to rest. Enjoy a light dinner at one of many charming sidewalk cafés or restaurants before an evening tango lesson at a popular local venue known as a milonga. Choose to stay for the nightly gathering of neighborhood students and teachers who pair up to practice their steps.
Activity: Enjoy a guided tour exploring beautiful, vibrant Buenos Aires. Be introduced to historic sites and districts, including Plaza de Mayo where Eva Peron's famed balcony presides over the square. See La Boca and San Telmo's colourful street life, painted houses, and the famed Recoleta Cemetery.
Free Time: Enjoy this vibrant city. When done exploring, settle weary feet and enjoy a drink in one of the many sidewalk cafes and restaurants. Experience the contemplative Argentine way of life. Since Buenos Aires will be your last chance to try the succulent beef, chicken, and chorizo parrilladas, dig in and enjoy!
Activity: Spend the evening as a local Porteño, enjoying a night out with typical dinner in a local cafe before heading to a popular dance venue to enjoy a lesson from local dancers. Once we've practiced our new steps, it's time for Milonga, a local tradition where students and teachers of the venue show up to practice their moves. Sit back and enjoy or if you are brave, join in.
Accommodation: Kenton Palace (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast Dinner

Day 8: Buenos Aires/Rio de Janeiro
Transfer to the airport and fly to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Enjoy free time to explore on your own then choose to join the CEO for an optional dinner.
Accommodation: Windsor Plaza Copacabana Hotel (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 9: Rio de Janeiro
Venture into the vibrant streets of Rio, founded by Portuguese settlers in the 16th century and now a thriving metropolis on Brazil's southeast coast. Ride a cable car up Sugar Loaf Mountain to take in panoramic views of the city. Get a taste of the magic of Carnival at a samba school, where you'll learn the history of the annual celebration, meet expert costumers, and pick up a few steps from performers.
Activity: Ascend Sugarloaf Mountain on a cable car ride to admire views of the sprawling city of Rio from 369m above sea level. Learn about the city's colonial history and its development over time. Afterwards, descend to the port district to see some of Rio's most important sites and to witness art created for the 2016 Olympic Games. Then, experience the colourful sights and sounds of Rio at the Samba School Carnaval where you'll have backstage access to the show. Discover how this dazzling parade is created, marvel at the vibrant costumes, and learn how to samba.
Accommodation: Windsor Plaza Copacabana Hotel (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 10: Rio de Janeiro/Pantanal
This morning, fly to Campo Grande, our gateway to Brazil's Pantanal. This spectacular region of winding rivers and grasslands is the world's largest area of tropical wetland, and hosts the highest concentration of wildlife in South America. Transfer to your lodge at the edge of the wetland, the ideal base for exploring the extraordinary ecosystems of the Pantanal.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Transport: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.
Accommodation: Pantanal Lodge ZC (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast Dinner

Day 11: Pantanal
Spend a full day deep inside the Pantanal alongside an expert naturalist guide. Hike across low-lying grasslands and into dense forests teeming with wildlife. Keep an eye out for an abundance of unique creatures, including the endangered hyacinth macaw, howler monkeys, giant anteaters, capybaras, and the southern crested caracara. In the evening, search for caiman along the riverbanks and encounter nocturnal creatures that emerge under the cover of darkness.
Activity: Explore the wide open plains of the Pantanal with a guided 4x4 tour. The variety of exotic animals in this unique biome is truly staggering, and a 4x4 is the best method to cover as much ground as possible. Your guide will offer insights into the local flora and fauna, so sit back and enjoy the adventure!
Accommodation: Pantanal Lodge ZC (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 12: Pantanal
Continue exploring this extraordinary ecosystem as you learn about efforts underway to protect big cats such as the rare Pantanal jaguar. Head out on hikes along the slow-moving tributaries of the Paraguay River. With luck, spot slithering anaconda, rare marsh deer, and the Brazilian tapir, and learn how the unremarkable apple snail acts as a keystone species in this complex and diverse environment.
Activity: Explore the wide open plains of the Pantanal with a guided 4x4 tour. The variety of exotic animals in this unique biome is truly staggering, and a 4x4 is the best method to cover as much ground as possible. Your guide will offer insights into the local flora and fauna, so sit back and enjoy the adventure!
Accommodation: Pantanal Lodge ZC (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 13: Pantanal/Iguaçu Falls
This morning, return to Campo Grande and fly to Iguaçu; then check into our hotel located close to Iguaçu Falls, one of the largest waterfall systems in the world. Here, water crashes over a nearly two-mile span of cliffs, formed by a basaltic rift on the border between Argentina and Brazil. Clouds of mist from the falls soak the surrounding landscape, creating a lush tropical environment harboring several rare species, including tapirs and jaguars.
Transport: Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Transport: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.
Accommodation: Hotel Wyndham Golden Foz (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 14: Iguaçu Falls
Visit the Argentina side of Iguazú Falls, standing amid the spray from the falls' spectacular cascades, and set out on a hike along forest trails that wind directly over the cataracts known as the Devil's Throat. Choose to explore by boat, gaining a unique perspective on the falls from below. In the evening, gather for a talk with a local naturalist to learn about the flora and fauna living around the falls, and the uses of local plants in traditional healing remedies.
Activity: Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.
Activity: Spend the whole day on the Argentine side of Iguassu, exploring the paths over the falls or experience the UNESCO World Heritage site from a boat tour. Tours utilize trails and catwalks adapted to the landscape of the area, and walking is easy for all ages; guided tours of the complex are available several times a day.
Activity: Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list.
Activity: Enjoy a lecture with local biologist and botanist Wilson Fernandes. You'll learn about all things flora and fauna in this unique region, including medicinal and healing uses of local plants.
Accommodation: Hotel Wyndham Golden Foz (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 15: Iguaçu Falls/Rio de Janeiro
Today, see the falls from a different angle during a trip to the Brazilian side. Take in panoramic views of the roaring cascades and stroll along scenic walkways winding in and out of lush tropical forest. Later, transfer to the airport and fly to Rio de Janeiro.
Activity: Visit the Brazil side of the falls to get a panoramic view of Iguaçu, one of the world's largest and most impressive waterfalls. In total, there are over 275 individual falls spread out over 3km (2 mi). Find the best spot to take jaw-dropping photos of this UNESCO World Heritage site.
Transport: Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.
Accommodation: Windsor Plaza Copacabana Hotel (or similar)
Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 16: Rio de Janeiro
Depart at any time.
Activity: Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.
Meal(s): Breakfast

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Inclusions

Meals Included
15 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners

Transport
Private van, plane, 4x4, walking.

Inclusions
Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Pablo Neruda Experience and Talk, Valparaíso Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Mendoza Wine Tour and Tasting Lunch, Mendoza Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Local Tango Lesson, Buenos Aires Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Rio Tour: Cable Car Ride and Samba School Visit, Rio de Janeiro Your Journeys Highlight Moment: Iguaçu Falls, Flora and Fauna Lecture, Iguaçu Falls. Arrival transfer. Estancia visit and farm fresh lunch. Buenos Aires city tour. Rio de Janeiro city tour. Pantanal guided wildlife excursions. Tour the Argentine and Brazilian sides of Iguaçu Falls. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

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Accommodations

Hotels (15 nts).

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Questions & Answers

Question: What is the maximum size of the tour group.

This National Geographic vacation, Discover Brazil, Argentina & Chile, is considered a small group tour to give you a more personal intimate experience. The maximum group size is 16 and the average size is 10.

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.

National Geographic Tours Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.2
Accommodations
3.6
Itinerary
4.4
Professional Staff
4.8
Repeat with Operator
4.2
Value for Money
3.9

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