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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.
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.
The Sights of Santiago, Valparaiso and Wine Country.
Meet a Local Expert for an in-depth city exploration before visiting 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.
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.
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.
Pampas, Estancias and Gauchos.
Experience a Candelaria del Monte, a working farm in the Argentine Pampas. Step into a world of riding boots and leather chaps at the estancia, where you will be served a delicious asado Highlight Lunch and a taste of the life of an Argentinian gaucho, or cowboy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Depart Rio de Janeiro.
A private transfer will take you to the Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport, locally known as Galeao International.
Santiago (Traditional) - Chile
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 (Heritage) - Argentina
Distinguishable by its architecture and décor, the Alvear Palace Hotel is a hallmark of world class hotels.
Iguassu (Heritage) - Brazil
The luxurious Belmond das Cataratas is the only hotel inside the National Park and sits alongside the falls.
Rio de Janeiro (Heritage) - Brazil
With a prime location overlooking Copacabana Beach, the iconic Belmond Copacabana Palace offers an unforgettable stay in timeless luxury.
Our guests rate us
1012 independent user reviews received during the past year.
06 December, 2018
Trip: As stated previous, I was somewhat disappointed with the beginning in Santiago.
Service: I enjoyed the entire trip. I think a more in depth tour of Santiago and/or Valparaiso would have made that part of the tour more interesting. I got info from hotel staff as to where i could go within walking distance from the hotel since i got in early. I enjoyed the walk to the city overlook at the large park and yet this park was not even mentioned or the group taken to, what a miss. I especially enjoyed Iguassu Falls.
16 November, 2018
Trip: Included all the areas of South America that I wished to visit.
Service: I thought the itinerary, tour director, accommodations and roomy buses were excellent.
07 October, 2018
Trip: We felt very well cared for. A relaxing and stress-free time. Activities were well thought out and planned with enough time and flexibliity to enjoy everything. Our host and guides were simply great.
Service: We felt very well cared for. A relaxing and stress-free time. Activities were well thought out and planned with enough time and flexibliity to enjoy everything. Our host and guides were simply great.
18 September, 2018
Trip: Wouldn't have planned it much different ourselves. So much was included to make the experience worth the money and time.
Service: Well planned and thoughtful itinerary. The service we received was excellent. Absolutely no complaints.
09 September, 2018
Trip: A fine mixture of sights and sounds that helped us relate to each country's character...
Service: Choice of hotels and amenities was outstanding, as was trip leadership (Roberto Campos) and meal offerings. However, one luxury dinner was changed to a buffet lunch with no explanation.
07 September, 2018
Trip: Easy pace and wonderful locationOnly minor problem was finding good vegetarian food.
Service: Will definitely travel again.
07 September, 2018
Trip: Very happy with all aspects of the tour,
Service: Met all expectations and then some.
03 June, 2018
Trip: As before described . Excellent tour
Service: Excelent hotels , tours and tour Director was amazing, but the Celebration Dinner was a big bad decision , was Asian food in the country more famous for Churrasco ( a kind of red meat) . This is the first bad experience in all trips with Insight Vacación
20 April, 2018
Trip: If I'd realised how many steps there were in Valparaiso, I would have stayed in Santiago for the day, as I've no interest in wineries, which was the other stop. The highlights for me were the visit to La Bamba ranch, Iguassu Falls and Rio. The lowlights were the tango and samba shows as I couldn't stand the noise. I sent an email to Alan Cook at destamer.com with my comments, emphasising that they weren't intended as criticism of the company or its employees.
Service: The travelling concierge, Roberto, was excellent, as were the local experts. When our luggage was left in Santiago after our flight to Buenos Aires, Roberto dealt with the situation very well.