Chile, Argentina & Brazil Rio Carnival Winners' Parade

From £3,734.10
Duration 15 Days
Departures from Feb 2020 - Feb 2021
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From £3,734.10
Duration 15 Days
Departures from Feb 2020 - Feb 2021
Tour Overview

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, 1 dinner
  • 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 from the Argentina side
  • Prime hotel location in Rio in the centre of Copacabana beach
  • View the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer at Corcovado
  • Local Flavours - Dine at a typical Brazilian Churrascaria ​

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 - at Leisure

The choice is yours today – spend time exploring Santiago, or join your Tour Manager on an optional day of discovery which starts with a scenic drive. Your first stop will be the Casas del Bosque vineyard to taste award-winning wines. Our explorations then take us to Viña del Mar, a beach resort also known as the 'Garden City', and the coastal city of Valparaiso. We'll have lunch here, and sightseeing highlights include Fisherman's Wharf, Plaza Sotomayor, the Naval Academy and La Sebastiana. ​

Meals included: B

Day 4 Santiago - Mendoza

Today we take a great journey by road over the Andes and across the border into Argentina to your new base, Mendoza. Mount Aconcagua, which at 23,000ft is the highest peak in the Americas, is just one sightseeing highlight along the way.​

Meals included: B

Day 5 Mendoza - at Leisure

This morning has been left free for you to enjoy at your leisure. However, if you'd like to join an optional excursion you can join a vineyard tour by bicycle . We'll head to the wine region of Maipù, where we'll stop at a vineyard and learn about production methods and sample the famed wines of the region including Chardonnay, Syrah and Malbec. You'll enjoy a lovely cycle through stunning backdrops of the Andes. Later this afternoon join us on an included sightseeing tour of Mendoza.  ​

Meals included: B

Day 6 Mendoza - Buenos Aires

Argentina's capital Buenos Aires beckons today, and we'll fly there this morning. With a three-night stay, there's plenty of time to explore, and we'll start with a tour this afternoon. First we'll take a walk around the Plaza de Mayo to see the Casa Rosada, or Government House. This is also where we'll find the cathedral, which houses the tomb of Argentina's liberator General San Martin. Next, we head to the colourful La Boca District and visit Recoleta Cemetery, the burial place of political icon Eva Perón, before returning to our hotel.​

Meals included: B

Day 7 Buenos Aires - at Leisure

Buenos Aires is yours to explore today. Alternatively, if you'd like to experience life on a typical ranch, or 'estancia', an optional day out will take you into the heart of the Argentinian Pampas. Here you'll see the gauchos displaying their horsemanship skills, and you'll also get to tuck into an Argentine barbecue. Some of the world's best beef comes from Argentina – so meat-lovers are in for a treat.​

Meals included: B

Day 8 Buenos Aires - at Leisure

You've a free day to spend as you wish. However, you can also join a couple of exciting optional excursions.
Perhaps join a relaxing morning river cruise on the Tigre and Parana Delta. As you sail through this labyrinth of waterways take in lovely views of riverside villas, forested islands, Victorian docks and English-style gardens.
Your evening option turns up the heat, with a fiery tango show and dinner.​

Meals included: B

Day 9 Buenos Aires - Iguaçú Falls

We'll fly to Iguaçú Falls today, where our base for two nights is on the Argentinian side of this natural wonder. You could spend a relaxed afternoon enjoying your hotel's facilities.​

Meals included: B

Day 10 Iguaçú

Today is the day you are going to explore Iguaçú Falls on a full-day excursion to the Argentinian side of the National Park. Your journey starts by taking the Ecological train through the jungle where you will see a variety of ferns, orchids, begonias, birds and butterflies along the way. Iguaçu Falls is located at the meeting point of three countries - Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina  - and you will witness spectacular views of the neighbouring countries Paraguay and Brazil.
The Falls are one of the world's largest natural wonders and consist of an astounding 275 separate waterfalls, falling from an average height of 70 metres. Walk along a 1,100 metre long path and you'll arrive at the famous Devil's Gorge Fall. This tour also includes walking along Upper and Lower trails that allow you to observe the waterfalls close-up.​
Meals included: B

Day 11 Iguaçú​ Falls - Rio de Janeiro

You might take the chance to relax this morning before we fly to the thrilling city of Rio de Janeiro. 
Alternatively, if you want to carry on exploring, you can take an optional trip to the Brazilian side of Iguaçú Falls. From here you get wonderfully panoramic views and you can walk across a platform virtually into Devil's Throat, the most famous of the falls. 
Early this afternoon we'll transfer to the airport for our flight.​

Meals included: B

Day 12 Rio de Janeiro

You're going to wake up in one of the most unique and dazzling cities in the world today, welcome to Rio!
Beautifully situated beneath Sugar Loaf Mountain and blessed with magnificent world-famous beaches such as Copacabana and Ipanema, a day here is sure to be filled with excitement.
To get you started, we're going to visit Corcovado, which is home to the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer. To reach the statue we'll travel on the small cog railway which winds up the mountain. You can just imagine the superb views you're going to get over Rio from here. 
You'll be keen to get out in Rio this afternoon, whether that's to see more sights or stretch out on Copacabana Beach, which is just across from your hotel. There's also the option to take a cable-car ride to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain. This evening we'll gather as a group for a farewell dinner at a typical Brazilian Churrascaria. A churrascaria is a place where meat is cooked in churrasco style, which translates roughly from the Portuguese word for "barbecue".  Experience the famous Brazilian barbecue and taste traditional Brazilian food such as sushi, various salads and 25 types of meat including cuts of prime beef, ostrich, lamb, and wild boar. ​

Meals included: B,D

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.​

Meals included: B

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.​

Meals included: B

Day 15 UK

​Arrive in the UK.​

Additional Information

Extend 

Rio de Janeiro 3 nights from £xxx. 

Extend your holiday with an extra three nights in the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro. Includes 3 nights with breakfast in a 4-star hotel.​

Accommodation

Hotel Director Vitacura

The hotel boasts free Wi-Fi access throughout the property and rooms. Facilities include a swimming pool surrounded by gardens and a gym is also available. Rooms are decorated in a contemporary style, with en suite facilities. Hotel restaurants included La Vendimia Restaurant, which include in and outdoor eating areas. The hotel is located within walking-distance from some of the best restaurants in the city. The beautiful Bicentenario Park is just a short walk away.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Prices shown are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room with private facilities unless otherwise stated. Single occupancy supplements will apply. Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.