This tour is designed for anyone looking for the most incredible natural and cultural highlights of southern South America. Spend 18 days exploring the cultures of Chile and Argentina with the Andes as your perfectly picturesque backdrop. Get€tive in the adventure-sport-lover’s paradise of PucÓn, Chile and then stand in the mist of majestic Iguassu Falls, before moving on to find out once and for all why Rio de Janeiro is the cultural icon it’s become. Enjoy free time to explore this amazing city. Don’t leave any adventure-stone unturned; do it all.
Day 1 Santiago
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Santiago (1B)
Enjoy an included city tour of Santiago and in the afternoon take some time to go shopping, sit in a cafe or hike to the lookout of Cerro Santa Lucia.
Day 3 Santiago/Valparaiso (1B)
In the morning head to the Casablanca Valley, stopping at a winery to indulge in a wine tasting. Then depart for the colourful seaside town of Valparaiso. Enjoy the street art and snap a few pictures of the bright buildings that line the hills. Wander the streets of the city, before heading back to Santiago. In the evening, board an overnight bus to Pucon.
Days 4-5 PucÓn
Enjoy free time in Pucon, try whitewater rafting or explore the area by foot.
Day 5 PucÓn (1B)
Enjoy another free day to take part in the many€tivities on offer in PucÓn. Opt to hike Villarica volcano (it’s€tive!) or soak in the nearby natural thermal pools.
Day 6 PucÓn/San Carlos de Bariloche (1B)
Cross the Andes to Argentina. Travel by local bus to San Martin and transfer the rest of the way to Bariloche stopping for photos in the Seven Lake district.
Day 7 San Carlos de Bariloche (1B, 1L)
Transfer to a Gaucho Ranch just outside of Bariloche. Enjoy a barbecue for lunch and take to the saddle with a Gaucho by your side.
Day 8 San Carlos de Bariloche (1B)
Enjoy the beautiful area of the Seven Lakes district. Take a hike in the countryside or wander the town, known for its shops and in particular, artisan chocolate.
Day 9 San Carlos de Bariloche/Buenos Aires (1B)
Fly to Buenos Aires.
Day 10 Buenos Aires (1B)
Enjoy a free day to explore beautiful Buenos Aires. pre book a city bike tour, or an evening Tango experience for the true Buenos Aires experience.
Day 11 Buenos Aires/IguaÇu Falls (1B)
Fly to Iguassu Falls for two full days of exploration from both the Argentine and Brazilian sides.
Day 12 IguaÇu Falls (1B)
Return to the Argentine side to explore the trails. Opt for a boat tour to get up close and personal. Return to the Brazilian side for one more night in town.
Day 13 IguaÇu Falls/Paraty (1B)
Fly to SÃo Paulo and continue by van to Paraty. Opt to visit the cachaÇa distilleries or take a boat into the bay to explore the nearby islands and beaches.
Day 14 Paraty (1B)
Enjoy a free day to explore Paraty.
Day 15 Paraty/Ilha Grande (1B)
Continue by van up the coast and take a ferry to Ilha Grande. Opt to hike to remote beaches and enjoy free time to relax and explore the island.
Day 16 Ilha Grande (1B)
Enjoy a free day in Ilha Grande. Optional€tivities include hiking Pico Do Papagalo or Lopez Mendez, snorkelling or relaxing on the beach.
Day 17 Ilha Grande/Rio de Janeiro (1B)
Carry on by ferry and van to Rio de Janeiro. With free time, explore the city on an optional city tour.
Day 18 Rio de Janeiro (1B)
Depart at any time.
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