The Experience

Experience South America’s amazing diversity, from a private wine sampling in Chile to Argentina’s Alpine “Little Switzerland,” visiting mighty Iguassu Falls and vibrant Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Day 1: Arrive Santiago, Chile Arrive in Santiago and transfer to your hotel. Tonight, gather for a welcome dinner. Ritz-Carlton, Santiago | Meals: D Day 2: Santiago | Private Chilean Wine Sampling Embark on a city tour that includes a ride with the local Santiaguinos on their famed metro subway between the Plaza de Armas and the Fine Art Museum. Visit the De Martino winery for a private sampling and learn about Chilean cuisine from a local chef. Ritz-Carlton, Santiago | Meals: B L Day 3: Santiago/Puerto Montt/Puerto Varas | Wild Rapids Fly to Puerto Montt to explore the Chilean Lake District, and then journey overland to the Petrohue Rapids, a breathtaking glacial river, and watch them crash through lava channels formed by the Osorno Volcano. Hotel Cumbres | Meals: B L D Day 4: Lake District/Bariloche, Argentina | Cross the Andes Privately drive to Frutillar, a charming, German-style town, and then through pristine wilderness to lovely Villa La Angostura for lunch. Board your vessel on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi and sail to Bosque Los Arrayanes. Continue by catamaran to picturesque Bariloche. Llao Llao Hotel & Resort | Meals: B L D Day 5: Bariloche | Little Switzerland, Explore Bariloche, Argentina’s Little Switzerland,, famous for its Alpine setting and the European roots of many residents. Visit Llao Llao Peninsula and Lopez Bay, and ride the Cerro Campanario chairlift for spectacular views. Llao Llao Hotel & Resort | Meals: B Days 6-8: Buenos Aires | Teatro Colon and the Tango Fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina’s remarkable capital, and check into your hotel in the fashionable Recoleta neighborhood. The next day, visit the Teatro Colon, considered one of the five best venues in the world for opera due to its stellar acoustics. Wander through the Recoleta Cemetery and see the memorial dedicated to Eva Peron. This evening, enjoy VIP seating at Esquina Carlos Gardel, an esteemed tango venue, for dinner and a show. Spend your final day here at leisure, enjoying the many amenities of your hotel or exploring exciting Buenos Aires on your own. Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires | Meals: B L D (Days 6-7); B (Day 8) Day 9: Iguassu Falls | Enjoy the View from Both Sides Fly to Iguassu Falls to view its 275 cascades, which extend nearly two miles, from both Brazil and Argentina. Explore the Argentine side of the park, walking trails above and along the falls. Then, board a train to famed Devil’s Throat, to traverse a scenic catwalk that stretches 3,600 feet over the tropical basin of the falls. Hotel Das Cataratas | Meals: B D Day 10: Iguassu Falls/Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Get Up Close Today, experience the incredible power of millions of barrels of falling water as you are guided to within arm’s length of the rumbling cataracts. After lunch, fly to Rio de Janeiro and check into your convenient lodgings in the heart of famous Copacabana Beach. Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana | Meals: B L Day 11: Rio de Janeiro | Classic Sights of Rio Visit Rio’s landmark statue, Christ the Redeemer, high atop Corcovado Mountain. Tour the Santa Teresa area and Sugar Loaf, and then enjoy a farewell dinner. Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana | Meals: B L D Day 12: Depart Rio de Janeiro Explore this vibrant city on your own today, before your overnight homebound flight. Meals: B

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