Classic South America (Summer 2018)
About Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Additional Included Highlights
- Kingston Family Winery: Be immersed in the cool climate wine culture that has made Chile famous.Buenos Aires: Stand on the wide open Pampas of Argentina and along side the gaucho's cowboy lifestyle of the past.Rio de Janeiro: Walk along white sand beaches humming the famous songs they are known for....Copacabana and Ipanema
- Buenos Aires: With a Local Expert, your comprehensive city exploration includes a visit to the splendid Belle Époque Teatro Colon.
- Iguassu Falls: Be welcomed into the community of the indigenous Guarani people, meet the tribal representative and learn about daily life in the jungle.
- Rio de Janeiro: Experience sightseeing with a Local Expert and a cable car journey to the lofty heights of Sugarloaf Mountain.
- Santiago: Meet a Local Expert for a tour of the Chilean capital.
- 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: The iconic Belmond Copacabana Palace is perfectly located on the famous Copacabana Beach.
- Santiago: The Singular Santiago is a five-star luxury hotel located in the Lastarria section of Chile's capital.
- Buenos Aires: At San Antonio de Areco, one of the prettiest towns in the Pampas, enjoy a delicious asado lunch at La Bamba de Areco Estancia and a glimpse into the life of an Argentinian gaucho during an equestrian show.
- Rio de Janeiro: Enjoy elegant bayside surroundings with a Highlight Dinner at the flagship Fogo de Chao, a typical Brazilian Steakhouse where a variety of meats are barbecued in authentic 'churrasco style.'
- Santiago: Visit Kingston Family Winery, a small boutique winery located in Casablanca Valley for an introduction to and tasting of their exquisite wines.
- Included Quality Dining: 9 Full Breakfasts (FB) and 1 Continental Breakfast (CB); plus 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 2 Highlight Lunches (HL), 2 Highlight Dinners (HD), 1 Michelin Highlight Dinner (MHD), 1 Dinner (D) and 1 Farewell Celebration Dinner (CD).
- Rio de Janeiro: Meet Bob Nadkarni, a local club owner, and hear how he created one of the most famous jazz clubs in all of South America, The Maze.
You will visit the following 3 places:
Argentina is a diverse country, both naturally and culturally, with geography ranges from northern deserts to humid jungles and culture, art and architectural influences from around the world. The name "Argentina" is derived from Latin argentum ("silver", plata in Spanish), a noun associated with the silver mountains legend, widespread among the first European explorers of the La Plata Basin. The country is best known for its tango, steak and football.
Chile is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. At the southern tip of Chile's mainland is Punta Arenas, the southernmost city in the world, and beyond that lies the Strait of Magellan and Tierra del Fuego, an island divided between Chile and Argentina. Among the top tourist attractions in Chile are the world’s driest desert, spectacular scenery of glaciers and fjords, and the many volcanoes along the Pacific “ring of fire”. Some parts of the region have never received a drop of rain and the Desert is probably also the oldest desert on earth. Chile is today one of South America's most stable and prosperous nations. It leads Latin American nations in rankings of human development, competitiveness, income per capita, globalization, state of peace, economic freedom, and low perception of corruption.
Brazil – the largest sovereign state in Latin America. A federal republic, Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country, by both geographical area and total population. It is the largest Portuguese-speaking country in the world, and the only one in the Americas. It is a country of great diversity, and is famous for its football (soccer) tradition and its annual Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Recife and Olinda. It is also a land of profound economic contradictions.