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This South American adventure is big on sights – vineyards cascading down Chile’s dramatic mountain slopes, drenching mists at Argentina’s Iguaçú Falls and twinkling coral sand beaches in Brazil. The finale of this unforgettable holiday comes in the form of the ‘greatest party on earth’ – the spectacular Rio Carnival Winner’s Parade.

Touring

15 Days from £3,599

Was from £3,749

Feb 2018 - Feb 2018 Departures

Overview

What's included

  • Scheduled flights from Heathrow with Air France via Paris or similar scheduled airline and internal flights
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • 11 nights’ accommodation with breakfast and 2 nights in flight
  • The services of a Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guides
  • Prime hotel location in Rio in the centre of Copacabana beach
  • Hotel porterage (one bag per person)
  • All airport taxes, security charges, UK Airline Passenger Duty, all state and local taxes, plus ATOL protection fee.

Included holiday highlights

  • Chile’s capital, Santiago, which lies beneath the stunning Andes (half day)
  • Tour of Mendoza, Argentina’s wine capital (half day)
  • Visit the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires (half day)
  • View the Iguaçú Falls, which are taller and wider than the Niagara Falls (full day)
  • View the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer at Corcovado (half day)
  • Experience the colourful Winner’s Parade at the Rio Carnival

Please note: This holiday includes walking in areas of rough ground, gradients and steps.

Itinerary

Today you'll depart on your scheduled flight to Santiago, via Paris.

After arriving in Santiago, the capital of Chile, you’ll transfer to your hotel for a two-night stay.

The city of Santiago lies in a lovely setting beneath the majestic Andes and is a city of wide boulevards and delightful parks and gardens. This afternoon we’ve included a city tour, allowing you to see the Presidential Palace and the residential districts of Las Condes and Providencia, famous for their beautiful homes. You’ll finish on San Cristobal Hill, where you’ll enjoy a spectacular view of the foothills of the snow-capped Andes.

Today you’ll be free to explore the city further, or you can join our pre-bookable optional excursion. You’ll journey through dramatic mountain ranges and the colourful citrus groves of the region to a wine-tasting at the Indomita vineyard, where award-winning wines including pinot noir and sauvignon blanc are produced. You’ll travel on to Viña del Mar, the ‘Garden City’, for a tour which will introduce you to sights such as the unique Flower Clock, palm-fringed avenues, the grand façade of the Fine Arts Museum, the Municipal Casino and the beautiful Rioja Palace. The tour continues to the coastal city of Valparaíso, where you’ll enjoy lunch before seeing more of the city. You’ll follow the only road, Alemania Avenue, to traverse the famous hills on which the city is built, and enjoy panoramic views of the impressive port. You will visit La Sebastian, one of the former homes of the laureate Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda, and see Fisherman’s Wharf, Plaza Sotomayor, and the Naval Academy.

Depart Santiago by coach for the drive to the border with Argentina, a journey over the Andes offering views of Mount Aconcagua. At 23,000ft, this is the highest peak in the Americas. You’ll retrace the steps of Native Indians, Incas and the first Spanish settlers. After crossing the border into Argentina you’ll continue to Mendoza, where we have arranged a two-night stay.

Mendoza lies at the foot of the Andes, and is Argentina’s wine capital, producing more than 60% of the country’s wines. Enjoy an included tour this morning. In the afternoon you’ll have the option to visit one of the area’s many vineyards, where you can enjoy a tasting. You’ll discover the wines produced in Argentina are very different to those you may have tried in Chile, meaning you will get to taste the very best of South America.

After transferring to the airport, you’ll fly to Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for a three-night stay. This afternoon we include a city tour of Buenos Aires, dubbed the ‘Paris of the Americas.’ Highlights include visits to Plaza de Mayo, where the Casa Rosada (Government House) is situated. Also in the square is the Cathedral of Buenos Aires where the tomb of General San Martin, the hero and liberator of Argentina, is located. You will also visit the La Boca District, renowned for its brightly painted houses, and now an artists’ colony. A visit will be made to the Recoleta cemetery, famous for its beautiful family tombs and as the burial place of Eva Peron.

Today you can take an optional full-day tour to the heart of Argentina’s Pampas, to experience a typical ‘estancia’ (ranch). You will see the gauchos displaying their superb horsemanship skills, and enjoy a typical Argentine barbecue.

Today is free for you to spend as you wish. Alternatively, why not join our optional morning excursion on the Tigre and Parana Delta – a labyrinth of magnificent waterways fed by the Parana River. Explore this maze of riverside villas, islands, Victorian docks and pretty, English-style gardens from the comfort of a traditional riverboat. This evening you can enjoy an optional dinner and tango show.

You’ll transfer to the airport for your flight to Iguaçú Falls. On arrival, transfer to your hotel on the Argentinian side for a two-night stay. This afternoon, there will be time to relax by the pool at your hotel.

Today, we include a full-day excursion into the Iguaçú National Park, taking the small train that leads through the jungle to the Argentinian falls. Situated at the meeting point of three countries (Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina), the falls are one of the world’s largest natural wonders. Higher than Niagara, wider than Victoria, Iguaçú consists of 275 separate falls.

Enjoy a free morning before your flight to Rio. Alternatively, join an optional pre-bookable excursion to the Brazilian side of the Falls. From this side, it is possible to see the full panorama of the falls and also to walk across the famous platform virtually into the Devils Throat, the most famous of the individual falls. Early this afternoon, you’ll transfer to the airport for your flight to Rio de Janeiro, where you’ll stay for two nights.

Brazil, the world’s fifth largest country, is a land of warm sun, bright colours, irresistible rhythms, unsurpassed natural beauty and captivating contrasts, and the city of Rio de Janeiro is unique – simply bursting with energy, excitement and entertainment. It is beautifully situated beneath Sugar Loaf Mountain, and blessed with magnificent, world-famous beaches such as Copacabana and Ipanema.

To introduce you to Rio, you’ll take an included visit to Corcovado, home to the famous statue of Christ. To reach the statue it is necessary to ascend in a small cog railway which winds up the mountain for superb views over Rio and Sugar Loaf Mountain.

The afternoon is free for you to explore Rio further, or you can join our pre-bookable optional excursion to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain via cable car.

This evening you will enjoy the 'greatest party on earth'. The Winner's Parade is the last event of the annual Rio Carnival. Take your reserved seats in the Sambadromo and prepare to be amazed as the five best samba schools parade in front of you. The music, costumes and floats are simply spectacular and the atmosphere is one of fun, frivolity and celebration.

There is time to explore Rio further before you transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK, via Paris.

Please note: This holiday includes walking in areas of rough ground, gradients and steps.

Arrive in the UK.

Please note: This holiday includes walking in areas of rough ground, gradients and steps.

Accommodation

Located in the centre of Providencia, Santiago, and within close proximity to an abundance of restaurants and bars and less than 10 minutes to the biggest mall in Latin America, the Torremayor Providencia is situated in an ideal location. Rooms have a modern decor with facilities including; a minibar, climate control and Wi-Fi. The Hotel also has a rooftop pool which boasts fantastic views of the city.
This 5 star resort is situated in the centre of Mendoza, surrounded by great restaurants, wine bars and shops. Rooms feature luxury French furniture, dark wood floors and marble bathrooms.
Sheraton Libertador Hotel, located in the centre of Buenos Aires, welcomes its guests to one of the largest cosmopolitan cities in Latin America and provides easy access to its varied commercial, financial, cultural and entertainment options.

This luxurious 5–star hotel is just in the centre of all the action. It is located in close proximity to The Obelisco, the most famous iconic and historical monument of Buenos Aires, and Plaza Mayo, the main square of central Buenos Aires, which has always been the focal point of its political life with several major landmarks, located around the Plaza. However, guests who are more interested in shopping rather than sightseeing will not feel lonely here, as famous Florida Pedestrian Street, full of lovely shops, is just 2 blocks away.

However, Sheraton Libertador Hotel undoubtedly is a jewel itself and a pleasure to stay in. Rooms are styled in tan hues with sweet sleeper king or 2 single beds and further benefit from air conditioning, flat-screen satellite TVs, mini bar, safe and dressing room. Stunning views of the city towers add intimate and inviting atmosphere to the rooms, which is further enhanced by marble baths, where guests can sit back and relax from the fast pace of the city.

For those seeking additional relaxation this fabulous hotel offer numerous services, including sun deck, sauna, spa facilities and massage treatments. Although for those who still have energy there is an indoor heated pool and fitness centre with sliding-glass-pane ceiling providing magnificent views of Buenos Aires. Yet, no experience can be complete without a visit to La Pergola Restaurant or Maximilian Lobby Bar and Restaurant. While La Pergola Restaurant with its variety of buffet dishes is an ultimate choice for breakfast or lunch, superb cocktails and a la carte menu, available for lunch and dinner, can be found in Maximilian Lobby Bar and Restaurant.
The Panoramic Grand is located on a hill which overlooks the Three Frontier Landmark. A site that marks the meeting of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. The hotel boasts 5 restaurants and a panoramic spa.
The Copacabana Hotel is located in the heart of Copacabana, exactly adjacent to the beach and minutes away to major local attractions Including Rodringo, de Freitas Lake and Sugarloaf Cable car. The Hotel amenities Include Wifi connectivity, 24 hour front help desk, Business centre dry cleaning/laundry facilities, multilingual staff, meeting room, health club, rooftop terrace, newspapers in lobby, gift shops or newsstand. Room amenities provided by the Hotel are Phone, Hair dryer, in-room climate conditioning, room service 24 hours, Cable TV, LCD TV, daily housekeeping, blackout drapes. The Hotel has its on-site restaurant located on the 30th floor, this restaurant features Brazilian and international cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner. Bossa Cafe, Brazilian and international Feijoada every Saturday.

Torremayor Hotel Santiago

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Dates and Prices

Departing from

Departure date

Duration

Was

Now

Status

 

Newcastle

Monday 05 February 2018

15 Days

£3,848

£3,698

Available

Outbound
Air France

Monday 05 February 2018

Departs

16:55 Newcastle

Arrives

19:45 Paris (Charles De Gaulle)

Operated by

Air France

Air France

Monday 05 February 2018

Departs

23:20 Paris (Charles De Gaulle)

Arrives

07:45 Santiago (A M Benitez)

Operated by

Air France

Inbound
Air France - AF

Sunday 18 February 2018

Departs

16:35 Rio De Janeiro (Intl)

Arrives

08:20 Paris (Charles De Gaulle)

Operated by

Air France

Air France - AF

Monday 19 February 2018

Departs

10:15 Paris (Charles De Gaulle)

Arrives

11:00 Newcastle

Operated by

Air France

Aberdeen (Dyce)

Monday 05 February 2018

15 Days

£3,848

£3,698

Available

Outbound
Air France

Monday 05 February 2018

Departs

17:05 Aberdeen (Dyce)

Arrives

20:05 Paris (Charles De Gaulle)

Operated by

Air France

Air France

Monday 05 February 2018

Departs

23:20 Paris (Charles De Gaulle)

Arrives

07:45 Santiago (A M Benitez)

Operated by

Air France

Inbound
Air France - AF

Sunday 18 February 2018

Departs

16:35 Rio De Janeiro (Intl)

Arrives

08:20 Paris (Charles De Gaulle)

Operated by

Air France

Air France - AF

Monday 19 February 2018

Departs

10:05 Paris (Charles De Gaulle)

Arrives

11:00 Aberdeen (Dyce)

Operated by

Air France

Birmingham (Intl)

Monday 05 February 2018

15 Days

£3,848

£3,698

Available

Outbound
Air France

Monday 05 February 2018

Departs

17:15 Birmingham (Intl)

Arrives

20:00 Paris (Charles De Gaulle)

Operated by

Air France

Air France

Monday 05 February 2018

Departs

23:20 Paris (Charles De Gaulle)

Arrives

07:45 Santiago (A M Benitez)

Operated by

Air France

Inbound
Air France - AF

Sunday 18 February 2018

Departs

16:35 Rio De Janeiro (Intl)

Arrives

08:20 Paris (Charles De Gaulle)

Operated by

Air France

Air France - AF

Monday 19 February 2018

Departs

12:50 Paris (Charles De Gaulle)

Arrives

13:10 Birmingham (Intl)

Operated by

Air France

Manchester

Monday 05 February 2018

15 Days

£3,848

£3,698

Available

Outbound
Air France

Monday 05 February 2018

Departs

17:30 Manchester

Arrives

20:10 Paris (Charles De Gaulle)

Operated by

Air France

Air France

Monday 05 February 2018

Departs

23:20 Paris (Charles De Gaulle)

Arrives

07:45 Santiago (A M Benitez)

Operated by

Air France

Inbound
Air France - AF

Sunday 18 February 2018

Departs

16:35 Rio De Janeiro (Intl)

Arrives

08:20 Paris (Charles De Gaulle)

Operated by

Air France

Air France - AF

Monday 19 February 2018

Departs

13:10 Paris (Charles De Gaulle)

Arrives

13:40 Manchester

Operated by

Air France

London (Heathrow)

Monday 05 February 2018

15 Days

£3,749

£3,599

Available

Outbound
Air France

Monday 05 February 2018

Departs

17:50 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

20:00 Paris (Charles De Gaulle)

Operated by

Air France

Air France

Monday 05 February 2018

Departs

23:20 Paris (Charles De Gaulle)

Arrives

09:55 Santiago (A M Benitez)

Operated by

Air France

Inbound
Air France - AF

Sunday 18 February 2018

Departs

17:55 Rio De Janeiro (Intl)

Arrives

08:00 Paris (Charles De Gaulle)

Operated by

Air France

Air France - AF

Monday 19 February 2018

Departs

13:25 Paris (Charles De Gaulle)

Arrives

13:45 London (Heathrow)

Operated by

Air France

Edinburgh

Monday 05 February 2018

15 Days

£3,848

£3,698

Available

Outbound
Air France

Monday 05 February 2018

Departs

17:55 Edinburgh

Arrives

21:00 Paris (Charles De Gaulle)

Operated by

Air France

Air France

Monday 05 February 2018

Departs

23:20 Paris (Charles De Gaulle)

Arrives

07:45 Santiago (A M Benitez)

Operated by

Air France

Inbound
Air France - AF

Sunday 18 February 2018

Departs

16:35 Rio De Janeiro (Intl)

Arrives

08:20 Paris (Charles De Gaulle)

Operated by

Air France

Air France - AF

Monday 19 February 2018

Departs

10:05 Paris (Charles De Gaulle)

Arrives

11:05 Edinburgh

Operated by

Air France

Add-on

Take the opportunity to maximise your travel experience and extend your holiday with an add-on. The number of days shown is inclusive of the main tour and the price shown is in addition to the cost of the main tour:

Chile, Argentina & Brazil Rio Carnival Winners' Parade with Rio Add-on

Extend your holiday to 15 days from £349

Feb 2018 - Feb 2018 Departures

Sambodromo

Sambodromo

Considered the biggest carnival in the world, the Rio Carnival is held before Lent every year and sees two million people take to the city’s streets each day to join the five days of fun. Rio de Janeiro is known for its samba schools, and this famous event is their chance to compete against each other in order to join the revered Winners’ Parade. Some schools boast 5,000 members, and will have up to 30 floats taking part. They’ll choose a theme, compose a samba song and design a fitting float and costumes. Then it’s time to strut their stuff down the Sambodromo, where they are viewed by up to 60,000 spectators.

Those judged to be the best - actors taken into consideration are music, energy, costumes and dancing - will have the honour of taking part in the spectacular Winners’ Parade, the culmination of the celebrations and the best party in the world, to which you are invited! Take your seat in tier 9 for fantastic views of the winners, for whom this evening is a culmination of a year’s hard work and dedication and a really emotional experience.

Sambodromo Seating PlanSambodromo seating plan

The Sambodromo is the ‘parading avenue’, from where you can watch the winning samba schools as they celebrate their victory. We have reserved seats for you in tier 9 of the block, which offers great views of the incredible floats and the dazzling dancers dressed head to toe in a riot of colour, sequins and feathers! It’s also close to the Drummers’ Niche - the area where all the schools’ drummers stop to perform.