A continent rich in natural wonders, historic cities and imposing monuments, you’ve made it to South America. With imposing mountain ranges, ethereal waters and an exotic wildness, it is little surprise this enchanting part of the world is also known as the ‘land of poets’, its sweeping landscapes having influenced the works of Pablo Neruda and Gabriela Mistral. From this wondrous palette, we’ve fashioned a harmonious holiday, steeped in opulence and layered in the Latin way of life. From Sugarloaf cityscapes to the thundering chasm of the Devil’s Throat and Incan ruins, you’ll experience the best of South America.

Travel Best Bets Package Includes
  • Round trip airfare from home city to Santiago and return from Rio de Jenero
  • 10 nights guided vacation, with stays in exceptional accommodation
  • Internal airfare as stated in itinerary
  • Dining Summary: 10 Breakfasts (B), 2 Lunches (L) and 6 Dinners with wine (DW)
  • INCLUSIVE LUXURY GOLD SERVICES
    • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
    • Enjoy the comfort of Luxury Gold’s air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom, onboard restroom and and complimentary bottled water for you to enjoy while travelling.
    • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert’s fascinating commentary.
    • At every hotel, you’ll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
    • Hotel and restaurant tips are included – you’ll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
    • Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
    • From time to time, your Travelling Concierge will enchant you with a Luxury Gold Flourish, which is a local speciality representing the destination.
    • Complimentary, private airport transfers are included on start and end dates and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold.
JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Buenos Aires: With a Local Expert, your comprehensive city exploration includes a visit to the splendid Belle Époque Teatro Colon.
  • Iguassu Falls: Join a Local Expert for a spectacular walk past thundering curtains of water and misty rainbows on both Brazilian and Argentinian sides of the falls.
  • 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 an exploration of the Chilean capital.
EXCEPTIONAL DINING
  • Buenos Aires: Savour a delicious meal, fabulous live music, solo singers and a breathtaking display of authentic tango at Rojo Tango.
  • 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: Savour a Highlight Dinner at Cafe in Lasterria, Santiago’s trendiest neighbourhood.
LUXURY HOTELS
  • 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: With a prime location overlooking Copacabana Beach, the iconic Belmond Copacabana Palace offers an unforgettable stay in timeless luxury.
  • Santiago: The Singular Santiago is a five-star luxury hotel located in the Lastarria section of Chile’s capital.

 

 

September 23, 2019 Based on Double
Vancouver, Calgary $9749 + $304 tax
Kelowna, Victoria, Comox, Edmonton add from $300 more per person
Single Room Supplement add $2950
Pre-Pay Gratuities
(Travel Director and Driver)
add $182 per person

 

Map of trip route

 

Day 1 Welcome to Chile.
On arrival at Santiago International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your luxurious hotel. At 18:00, join your Travelling Concierge and fellow travellers for a Welcome Dinner.
Hotel: Mandarin Oriental Santiago.
Meals: Dinner with Wine

Day 2 The Sights of Santiago, Valparaiso and Wine Country.
Meet a Local Expert for an in-depth city exploration before visiting the UNESCO-listed port of Valparaíso. Visit the boutique Kingston Family Winery in the Casablanca Valley for a local wine tasting. Return to Santiago for the evening.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Fly to Buenos Aires.
Enjoy a leisurely morning before flying to Buenos Aires, where you’ll spend the next couple of days. This evening, taste famed Argentinean beef, a local specialty, during a Highlight Dinner with wine at Piegari Carnes.
Hotel: Alvear Palace Hotel, Buenos Aires.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 4 Beautiful Buenos Aires.
Get to know Buenos Aires with a Local Expert as you explore the neighborhoods of Palermo, San Telmo and Recoleta. View the balcony made famous by Eva Peron, the former First Lady of Argentina, and walk the colourful streets of La Boca. Experience Buenos Aires Your Way with a visit to the regal Belle Époque Teatro Colon theatre or the historical Barolo Palace. Experience an electrifying evening of live music, singers and dancers at Rojo Tango during your Highlight Dinner with Wine.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 5 – Relaxed Start. Pampas, Estancias and Gauchos.
Experience a Candelaria del Monte, a working farm in the Argentine pampas. Step into a world of riding boots and leather chaps at the estancia, where you will be served a delicious asado Highlight Lunch and a taste of the life of an Argentinian gaucho, or cowboy.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch with Wine

Day 6 The Falls of Iguassu.
Fly to Iguassu Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Venture to the Argentinean side of the falls to see the unfathomable Devil’s Throat with your Local Expert. Dinner is served at your luxurious resort, the only hotel inside the Brazilian Iguassu National Park, where you’ll choose from a selection of traditional Brazilian barbecue or international cuisine.
Hotel: Belmond Hotel das Cataratas, Iguassu.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 7 – Relaxed Start. The ‘Great Waters’ of Iguassu Falls.
Wake up inside the park and beat the crowds. Join a Local Expert for a walk on the Brazilian side of the falls, where you’ll witness panoramic views of San Martin Island and visit incredible Bird Park, which provides shelter for over a thousand birds, butterflies and reptiles from across South America.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 Rio de Janeiro, City of Sea and Samba.
Fly to vibrant Rio de Janeiro and transfer to your hotel on iconic Copacabana Beach, famous for its three-mile stretch of golden sand and bustling energy. Settle into the local way of life, with a Highlight Dinner at a traditional Brazilian steakhouse followed by a lively samba show at Ginga Tropical.
Hotel: Belmond Copacabana Palace, Rio de Janeiro.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 9 – Relaxed Start. Exploring Rio de Janeiro.
Join a Local Expert on a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain, for breathtaking panoramic views of the city. Savour a Highlight Lunch at Confieiraria Colombo, a century-old cafe in a lavish setting. Explore a different side of Rio as you visit one its favelas, with a special introduction to Bob Nadkarni, founder of The Maze, an iconic jazz club and community hot spot.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch with Wine

Day 10 A Farewell to Rio de Janeiro.
Join your Local Expert on a train ride up Corcovado Hill to Christ the Redeemer, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and modern wonder of the world. Toast your journey over a remarkable Celebration Dinner at the exceptional, Michelin-starred MEE Restaurant. Asian and Brazilian flavors come together through innovative dishes served up by Executive Chef Kazuo Harada.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine

Day 11 Depart Rio de Janeiro.
A private transfer will take you to the Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport, locally known as Galeao International.
Meals: Breakfast

Wherever you go, we’ll delight and surprise you with amazing experiences, tastes, sights, sounds and people.

With specialist knowledge of exclusive VIP experiences, fine dining and luxury hotels, we are dedicated to bringing you journeys shaped by our family heritage of close to 100 years of high-end travel industry expertise and a total commitment to service.

You can unplug, relax, enjoy, open up to the charm of different cultures and let us take care of every little detail.

Exclusive VIP Experiences
Each journey includes exclusive VIP experiences unique to Luxury Gold. We’ll introduce you to incredible people renowned within their specialist fields. You will have exclusive access to famous landmarks not open to the general public and have access to “sold out” tickets to cultural events, many of which are near-impossible to access as an any independent traveller.

Exceptional Dining
When dining becomes an unforgettable experience. When you travel with us, we’ll take you into a whole dazzlingly diverse world of truly memorable ways to dine.

Luxury Hotels
From boutique hotels to castles and country houses, sophistication and luxury await you every night of your journey.
Expect: A HAND-CRAFTED SELECTION OF HOTELS, EXCEPTIONAL COMFORT, DESIRABLE LOCATIONS, IMPECCABLE SERVICE

Your Travelling Concierge
At your service – Available around the clock, your Travelling Concierge will ensure your trip exceeds your highest expectations. Of course, that includes taking care of all the practical details of a smooth running journey, like hotel check-ins and baggage transfers. But there’s so much more to it than that, because their service is tailored to your interests and preferences. Connected with the locals and able to speak their language, your Travelling Concierge can suggest restaurants, spas and other activities they know you’ll love. It’s all part of their passion to offer you an unforgettable experience, every step of the way.
Local People, Local Experts – One of the most valuable aspects of your Travelling Concierge’s role is to help you connect authentically with the places you visit by meeting local people, and hearing their stories.

Luxury Travel
Wherever you go, we’ll delight and surprise you with amazing experiences, tastes, sights, sounds and people.
No Finer Way to Travel – Explore Europe in a luxury motor coach. Traverse Ireland and Scotland in a private chauffeur-driven Mercedes. Experience our joint programmes with Uniworld on a boutique luxury rivership, or take in an African safari from a plush Jeep. Wherever in the world you go, you’ll always travel in comfort and class – and in the style best suited to exploring each destination.
Small Group Travel – All our journeys are smaller than you’ll find elsewhere, with no more than 40 guests. Better still, some of our trips to Europe and other destinations are limited to 24 guests. So you can savour personal service and companionship – and faster, smoother travel, with fewer people disembarking at each destination.
With Relaxed Starts, Time is On Your Side – Your journey delicately balances organised events with personal leisure time – which your Travelling Concierge can help you plan. Leaving plenty of time to indulge in luxurious hotel amenities and spa treatments. And on Relaxed Start days, we won’t set off before 9am. Just look for the RS symbol in your itinerary.

Luxury Gold Cares
Enriching Travel Experiences – As one of The Travel Corporation’s (TTC) family of brands, Luxury Gold is a founding member of the TreadRight Foundation and shares a collective desire to protect and conserve the stunningly beautiful environments, fascinating cultures and awe-inspiring communities of our natural world. TreadRight is a not-for-profit organisation that works tirelessly to ensure the environment and communities we visit remain for generations to come. Since 2008, TreadRight has supported more than 40 sustainable tourism projects worldwide, working with expert project partners who directly oversee these projects on the ground. When travelling with Luxury Gold on select itineraries, you’ll see some of these incredible projects in action. In Perugia, experience one of the last remaining hand-weaving textiles in Italy, reminiscent of great medieval and renaissance textile traditions in Italy. In choosing Luxury Gold you are helping TreadRight continue its life-changing work. Visit TreadRight.org for more information

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