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Wonders of Chile, Argentina & Brazil (2015)

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Santiago, Chile

Arrive in Santiago, capital of Chile, and breeze through customs with special VIP assistance. Then, transfer to your hotel with guaranteed early check-in. Remain at leisure or embark on your choice of optional city tours — biking, shopping, visiting art galleries or exploring the home of Pablo Neruda. Tonight, gather for a welcome dinner at Restaurant Emilio, where Chef Emilio Peschiera personally greets you and shows you how to make a Pisco Sour cocktail his way.

Ritz-Carlton, Santiago   |   Meals: D
Day 2: Santiago | Private Chilean Wine Sampling

Tour Santiago this morning and ride like the local Santiaguinos on their famed metro subway from the Plaza de Armas to the Fine Arts Museum. Visit the De Martino winery for a private sampling, and learn about Chilean cuisine from a local chef on a Chef’s Table experience.

Ritz-Carlton, Santiago   |   Meals: B L
Day 3: Frutillar | Legacy of the German Settlers

Fly to Puerto Montt and transfer, via Puerto Varas, to Fruillar, a charming village established by Chile’s first German settlers. Observe how their influence remains in the gardens and architecture here as you walk past handicraft shops and the Teatro del Lago, and enjoy breathtaking views of Osorno Volcano. After lunch at a local restaurant, tour the German Museum with its exhibition of a settler’s house and possessions dating to the 1850s.

Cumbres Puerto Varas   |   Meals: B L D
Day 4: Lake District/Bariloche, Argentina | Cross the Andes

This morning, drive through the Chilean Lake District for panoramic views of deep blue mountain lakes, snow-capped volcanoes and ancient forests. Cross Puyehue National Park, enjoying pristine vistas, en route to Argentina. Proceed to Puerto Bahia Manzano for lunch, then visit Victoria Island by boat for a walk in a Patagonian paradise. Finish your day in picturesque Bariloche.

Llao Llao Hotel & Resort   |   Meals: B L D
Day 5: Bariloche | “Little Switzerland”

Hike the scenic woodlands surrounding Argentina’s “Little Switzerland.” Then, travel overland to a beach surrounding your hotel, where you enjoy a Scenic Sundowner, admiring the serene, twilight skies.

Llao Llao Hotel & Resort   |   Meals: B
Days 6-8: Buenos Aires | Teatro Colón and a Tango Lesson

Fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina’s remarkable capital, and check into your hotel in the fashionable Recoleta neighborhood. The next day, visit the Teatro Colón, considered one of the five best venues in the world for opera. See Eva Perón’s memorial in Recoleta Cemetery and, this evening, enjoy a private tango lesson from a pair of professionals. Dine tonight at elegant Cabaña Las Lilas. Your final day here is at leisure.

Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires   |   Meals: B D (Day 6); B L D (Day 7); B (Day 8)
Day 9: Iguazu Falls | Enjoy the View from Both Sides

Fly to Iguazu Falls to view its 275 cascades. Explore the Argentine side of the park, and then, board a train to famed Devil’s Throat, to traverse a scenic catwalk that stretches 3,600 feet over the tropical basin.

Hotel Das Cataratas   |   Meals: B D
Day 10: Iguazu Falls/Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Get Up Close

Today, venture to within arm’s length of Iguazu’s rumbling cataracts. After lunch, fly to Rio de Janeiro and check into your convenient lodgings in the heart of famous Copacabana Beach.

Copacabana Palace   |   Meals: B L
Day 11: Rio de Janeiro | Rio’s Mountaintop Landmark

Visit the magnificent Christ the Redeemer statue, high atop Corcovado Mountain. Spend your afternoon at leisure. Tonight, gather for a farewell dinner featuring the finest seafood and meats at renowned Marius Crustaceos & Carnes.

Copacabana Palace   |   Meals: B D
Day 12: Visit Sugar Loaf and Depart Rio

Ride a cable car up Sugar Loaf and enjoy lunch at a top local restaurant before transferring to the airport for your homebound flight.

Meals: B L
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