Chile, Argentina & Brazil Rio Carnival Winners' Parade

15 Days from £3,899

​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.

Departure from: Feb 2020 - Feb 2020


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  • 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
  • Porterage​



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​


Your Itinerary


Day 1 UK/Santiago

​Today you'll depart on your scheduled flight to Santiago, via Sao Paulo.​

Day 2 Santiago

​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.​

Day 3 Santiago

​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.​

Day 4 Mendoza

​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.​

Day 5 Mendoza

​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.​

Day 6 Buenos Aires

​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.​

Day 7 Buenos Aires

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.

Day 8 Buenos Aires

​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.​

Day 9 Iguaçú

​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.​

Day 10 Iguaçú

​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.​

Day 11 Rio de Janeiro

​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.​

Day 12 Rio de Janeiro

​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.​

Day 13 Rio de Janeiro (Carnival)

​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.​

Day 14 Rio de Janeiro/UK

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

Day 15 UK

​Arrive in the UK.​


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.


Day 2 - 3 :

Torremayor Hotel Santiago
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.

Day 4 - 5 :

Diplomatic Hotel
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.

Day 6 - 8 :

Sheraton Libertador Buenos Aires
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.

Day 9 - 10 :

Panoramic Grand Hotel
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.

Day 11 - 13 :

Hotel Rio Othon Palace
The 4-star Rio Othon Palace is ideally located on Copacabana Beach, a short distance from the centre of Rio. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, mini-bar, hairdryer, safe, air-conditioning and a TV.

Dates and Prices

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MON 17 FEB 20

London (Heathrow)






Monday 17 February 2020


20:10 London (Heathrow)


04:55 Sao Paulo (Guarulhos)

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Tuesday 18 February 2020


06:45 Sao Paulo (Guarulhos)


10:50 Santiago (A M Benitez)

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Latam - LA

Sunday 01 March 2020


19:30 Rio De Janeiro (S Dumont)


20:50 Sao Paulo (Guarulhos)

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Latam - LA

Sunday 01 March 2020


22:50 Sao Paulo (Guarulhos)


13:15 London (Heathrow)

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Optional Excursions

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

FROM £160

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

FROM £79

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

FROM £72

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

FROM £110

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

FROM £140

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 - Tigre Delta river tour

FROM £58

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

FROM £289

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

FROM £99

We'll head to the wine region of Maipù , where we'll stop at a vineyard to learn about production methods and sample the famed wines of the region including Chardonnay, Syrah and Malbec and of course a gentle cycle through vineyards with the stunning backdrop of the Andes.


Brazil - Guanabara Bay Cruise

FROM £95

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

FROM £135

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

​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.



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.

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