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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.

Countries Visited

Argentina , Brazil , Chile

  1. Day 1
    Welcome to Chile.
    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: The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago (Deluxe Room).
    Meals: Dinner
  2. 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   Lunch
  3. 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   Lunch
  4. 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   Dinner
  5. 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. Visit Teatro Colón, the main opera house in Buenos Aires and considered one of the ten best opera houses in the world. Acoustically it is thought to be among the five best concert venues in the world. 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   Dinner
  6. 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   Lunch
  7. 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   Dinner
  8. 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
  9. 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.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)Accommodation: Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana (Ocean View Rooms).
    Meals: Breakfast   Dinner
  10. Day 10
    Exploring Rio de Janeiro.
    Join a Local Expert on a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. Savour a Highlight Lunch at Confeitaria Colombo. Go behind the scenes of one of the most important theatres in Brazil with a private guided tour of Rio's Municipal theatre.(Breakfast / Lunch with Wine)
    Meals: Breakfast   Lunch
  11. 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 E'toile Restaurant, a French-Brazilian restaurant with breathtaking views of the ocean from the 26th floor.(Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
    Meals: Breakfast   Dinner
  12. Day 12
    Depart Rio de Janeiro.
    A private transfer will take you to the Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport, locally known as Galeao International.(Breakfast)
    Meals: Breakfast

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Exceptional Dining

  • Santiago: At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner.
  • Santiago: Visit Kingston Family Winery, a small boutique winery located in Casablanca Valley for an introduction to and tasting of their exquisite wines.
  • 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.
  • Estancia: Get a taste of gaucho life with a delicious asado Highlight Lunch.
  • Rio de Janeiro: Settle in with a Highlight Dinner at a traditional Brazilian steakhouse.
  • Rio de Janeiro: Indulge in a classic Highlight Lunch amid a lavish setting at the century-old Confeitaria Colombo.
  • Rio de Janeiro: Your Farewell Celebration Dinner is served at the French-Brazilian E'toile Restaurant. Enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean from the 26th floor as you toast to your journey.
  • 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 in-depth city exploration before sitting down to an included lunch.
  • 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: 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: Go behind the scenes of one of the most important theatres in Brazil with a private guided tour of the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro. Located in the Centro district of Rio, this opera house was built at the beginning of the twentieth century and considered to be one of the most beautiful in the country.

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.

Health and Safety Protocols for Luxury Gold Tours

Luxury Gold has introduced these enhanced hygiene protocols – for you and team members.

You can travel with Luxury Gold and be assured that their team has put numerous new measures in place to elevate their hygiene standards and protocols. The well-being of guests and team has always been, and always will be, their primary concern.

In this new, fast changing Covid-19 era, Luxury Gold is doing all they can to adapt to new requirements and expectations. Here are some important new steps and procedures that they have implemented to enhance hygiene protocols, to comply with physical distancing requirements by relevant government authorities and to give you the peace of mind when you are traveling during these new times.

Expertly Trained Travel Directors

Travel Director training equips them with enhanced hygiene and physical distancing procedures. During your trip, they will operate with a duty of care and monitor the hygiene etiquette of the guests, reacting and advising as needed, to ensure high standards are maintained. Before you travel, Luxury Gold will also keep you well informed about new protocols required in these areas, and ask that you cooperate with and heed the advice and direction of Travel Directors while on your trip. The Travel Directors have preventative measures in place to try and ensure your well-being and in the event that any unexpected issues arise on trip, they will activate additional protocols.

Stringent On-the-Road Protocols

The customized luxury coaches are sanitised before the start of your trip and have always been kept to very high standards. Following the outbreak of COVID-19, Luxury Gold have taken additional measures to elevate hygiene and sanitary practices in accordance with guidance from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and as required, applicable government regulations. The Driver training provides them with the latest hygiene protocols. They will clean and disinfect all surfaces including handrails, door handles, tables, seats, air-conditioning filters and overhead lockers on a daily basis. All the guests are asked to follow hygiene practices recommended by the World Health Organisation including the thorough and regular washing of hands and sanitising when required. Hand sanitiser is freely available on board for your use throughout the day. Please bring your own washable face mask and gloves with you, and additional hand sanitiser to make you feel comfortable, as these will be required to be worn in public in some countries. Should an unexpected situation arise, additional face masks, rubber gloves, antiviral sprays and wipes will be available for guest distribution on all trips.

A Full Team of Support 24/7

It’s not just your Travel Director and Driver who will be taking care of you. Behind the scenes, the operations and guest support teams are in contact with them and on call 24/7, so you can rest assured that you’re in good hands.

Physical Distancing

Adapting to the right size groups, based on government distancing requirements, you can rest assured that you will travel with the comfort of your own personal space. Have peace of mind that all of the experiences, hotels and restaurants you’ll enjoy on your trip have been vetted to ensure they adhere to physical distancing and hygiene guidelines.

Trusted Partners, Exceptional Standards

Luxury Gold is very selective in who they work with and choose to only use hotels, restaurants, ground handlers and venues that take the well-being of the guests as seriously as Luxury Gold does and agrees to meet expected guidelines and specifications. Luxury Gold only works with establishments that they are confident will consistently adhere to their high standards.

Always in the Know

As part of The Travel Corporation (TTC) , Luxury Gold is kept up to date with all government advisories and travel alerts on a daily basis and is continually in touch with all of the partners on the ground in each destination. Also, rest assured that during your trip, the teams work to ensure the supplier partners (hotels, restaurants, museums and other venues) are also applying the same standard to these new hygiene and distancing protocols, to the extent possible.

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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.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
3.6
Accommodations
5
Itinerary
4
Professional Staff
3
Repeat with Operator
2
Value for Money
4

Ratings based off 2 reviews - currently showing 2 reviews with comments only

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.

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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