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.
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YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES
- Return flights from Heathrow with LATAM via Sao Paulo and internal flights
- 12 nights in 4 and 5-star hotels plus 2 nights in flight
- 12 breakfasts
- Prime hotel location in Rio in the centre of Copacabana beach
- Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guides
- Overseas transfers and other transportation
Included holiday highlights
- Chile’s capital, Santiago, which lies beneath the stunning Andes
- Tour of Mendoza, Argentina’s wine capital
- Visit the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires
- View the Iguaçú Falls, which are taller than Niagara Falls
- View the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer at Corcovado
- Experience the colourful Winner's Parade at the Rio Carnival
Every hotel you will stay in on your holiday is hand-picked by us. We relish the challenge of finding the right accommodation for each and every tour, whether it's chosen for its location, its facilities or its downright quirkiness.
Dates and Prices
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MON 17 FEB 20
Available (Only 2 places left)
Monday 17 February 2020
20:10 London (Heathrow)
05:55 Sao Paulo (Guarulhos)
Tuesday 18 February 2020
08:05 Sao Paulo (Guarulhos)
11:25 Santiago (A M Benitez)
Sunday 01 March 2020
19:05 Rio De Janeiro (Intl)
20:20 Sao Paulo (Guarulhos)
Sunday 01 March 2020
23:40 Sao Paulo (Guarulhos)
13:15 London (Heathrow)
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Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.
By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.
Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change. The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.
Chile - Valparaiso and Vina del Mar
You will journey through the dramatic mountain ranges and the fertile farmlands of the region abundant with orchards and colourful citrus groves. A wine tasting is included at the Casas del Bosque vineyard. Standing on a hilltop surrounded by vineyards, the Winery is a blend of classic and modern styles and boasts unparalleled views across the Casablanca Valley. Here visitors can enjoy interesting and informative tours with a taste of world class wines. After the tranquillity of this superb vineyard, travel to fashionable Vina del Mar, the 'Garden City'. Your tour will introduce you to the unique Flower Clock, palm-fringed avenues, the Fine Arts Museum, the Municipal Casino and the beautiful Rioja Palace. The tour continues to the hilly coastal city of Valpariaso. Enjoy a leisurely lunch before a tour of the city. You will then follow the only road, Alemania Avenue, to traverse the famous hills on which the city is built. From here you will experience panoramic views of this charming city and the impressive port. You will also visit La Sebastian, one of the former homes of the Laureate Nobel prize winner, Pablo Neruda, Fisherman's Wharf, Plaza Sotomayor, and the naval academy.
Full Day - Moderate Walking - Lunch & Wine tasting Included –Breathtaking scenery
Brazil - Brazil side of Iguacu Falls
Crossing the border into Brazil, this is your chance to see the falls from a completely different perspective. 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.
Morning Excursion - Moderate Walking - Must See
Brazil - Sugarloaf Mountain
Enjoy this afternoon excursion to the top of Sugar Loaf. Starting from our Hotel, we follow the coast route along the Copacabana to the foot of the Sugar Loaf and it's twin-station cable car. From here, you ascend first to the middle station with time to pause on the larger on the two rocks before completing the journey to the very top of this impressive landmark.
Afternoon Excursion - Moderate Walking - Highly Recommended
Argentina - Buenos Aires dinner and tango show
The origins of the tango are traced back to the 1880s and the slums of La Boca neighbourhood. The sensual and passionate shows seen today throughout Buenos Aires have come a long way since then. The lyrics are deeply poetic and each dance tells a wonderful story about the city, its history and its people. You should not leave Buenos Aires without experiencing a first-class show. You will visit one of the best tango venues of the city to see the amazing tango dancers perform traditional tango at its very best, whilst enjoying a superb meal with fine wine.
Transfers are included
Evening Show – Dinner Included – This is a must
Argentina - Estancia ranch tour
One thing Argentina is famed for is its beef, and there are many ranches to be found in the nearby La Pampas region. You will visit a traditional Gaucho ranch, Estancia Santa Susana, to experience life in the Argentinean Pampas. A typical barbeque lunch with drinks is included along with activities, a folklore show, private transfers, and an English speaking guide.
Full Day - Lunch Included - Highly Recommended!
Argentina - Mendoza Winery
The Mendoza wine region, located in the far western expanse of Argentina, is one of Argentina’s most important wine regions, accounting for nearly two thirds of the country’s entire wine production.
A visit of two contrasting wineries in the beautiful oasis of Luján will let you appreciate the innovations that have been applied during the last century. You will also enjoy splendid views of the Andes, vineyards and olive trees.
First you will visit a traditional winery where the old concrete tanks are still in use. You will discover centenary buildings that were specially adapted to isolate the wine from the heat of the summer, where thick mud-and-stray walls combined with ceilings with several layers of cane protect our most appreciated product. Your visit will end with a tasting of three different wines.
New technology brought the stainless steel tanks and the possibility of exactly controlling the temperature of the wine. You will find out how this new development transformed winemaking in Argentina and introduced Malbecs to the International Market. This visit will also conclude with a wine tasting.
Half Day – Moderate Walking – A Cultural Delight
Argentina - Tigre Delta river tour
Enjoy this excursion to the Tigre and the Parana Delta, a labyrinth of waterways. You will board a traditional riverboat for a trip around the magnificent Delta which is fed by the Parana River, exploring this maze of riverside villas, islands, Victorian docks and pretty English-style gardens.
Half Day - Minimal walking - Opportunity of a lifetime!
South America Prebookable Package - Valparaiso and Vina del Mar / Brazil side of Iguacu Falls / Sugarloaf Mountain
You can save money and enhance your holiday with this Prebookable excursion package...
Valparaiso and Vina del Mar / Brazil side of Iguacu Falls / Sugarloaf Mountain
Argentina - Bicycle tour of Maipus vineyards
We'll head to the wine region of Maipù , where we'll stop at two vineyards to learn about production methods and sample the famed wines of the region including Chardonnay, Syrah and Malbec. Your tastings will be accompanied by a selection of cheeses and sausages, and of course a gentle cycle through vineyards with the stunning backdrop of the Andes.
Brazil - Guanabara Bay Cruise
On 1st January, 1502, a Portuguese squad, commanded by Gonçalves, discovered the Guanabara Bay and, judging to be a great river, and being January, he gave it the name of Rio de Janeiro. Guanabara Bay is the largest bay in the world based on volume of water, has several islands such as the Governor's Island, Fundão and Snakes Island. In the west, you will see Rio de Janeiro, and facing east - the municipal district of Niteroi. A city vision is discovered as you leave "Marina da Gloria" by saveiro (schooner), neighborhoods of Botafogo, Flamengo, Urca, Sugar Loaf, Fort São Joao, Flagstone Island, Santa Cruz Fortress, Rio-Niteroi Bridge and more.
Spectacular views- minimal walking
Argentina - Argentine dinner experience
Really get a feeling for local life by choosing to enjoy 'The Argentine Experience'. This great night out is perfect if you want to learn more about the Argentinian culture and its cuisine. You'll enjoy some delicious food, learn how to order your steak just how you like it, in Spanish, and prepare the perfect empanada. You'll also get to make your very own 'mate', a traditional caffeine-rich drink.
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 18 days from £349
Feb 2020 - Feb 2020 Departures
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 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.
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