South America Adventure: Chile, Argentina & Uruguay - 2017

Santiago • Santa Cruz • Montevideo • Colonia del Sacramento • Buenos Aires • Iguassu Falls • Rio de Janeiro

  • IN COSMOPOLITAN BUENOS AIRES, ENJOY A GALA TANGO NIGHT & DINNER
  • VIEW THE STUNNING SPECTACLE OF THUNDERING IGUASSU FALLS FROM BOTH THE ARGENTINEAN AND BRAZILIAN SIDES
  • EXPERIENCE CHILE’S CELEBRATED WINE CULTURE & VINTAGES DURING A VISIT TO COLCHAGUA
  • EXPERIENCE THE GAUCHO CULTURE OF URUGUAY ON A VISIT TO A WORKING ESTANCIA (RANCH)

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Enrich your vacation with Vantage's collection of deluxe optional tours, designed exclusively for our guests. You’ll discover a world beyond the landmarks and gain immeasurable insight into the culture and people of your destination. So join us … and make the most of your journey!

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Cuzco Behind the Scenes

  • Approximate Cost: $99 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 5 hours
  • Location: Cuzco, Peru
  • When: Half-Day Tour

Visitors to Cuzco marvel at the city’s amazing Inca ruins and stroll the charming Spanish colonial heart, but most come away wondering what the lives of the inhabitants are really like when, behind the “tourist curtain.”

Join us on this unique optional tour, and you’ll glimpse a different side of life in Cuzco. This special “behind-the-scenes” experience includes a fascinating visit to the local cemetery, where you’ll see tombs and mausoleums that serve the unique burial customs of this ancient region. You’ll then visit a local fruit and vegetable market, where the people of Cuzco do their daily shopping. You’ll also have the opportunity to witness a traditional Andean healing ceremony conducted by a shaman, or priest. Plus, you learn about local cuisine at a cooking lesson, followed by lunch.



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Valparaiso

  • Approximate Cost: $199 USD per person
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  • Location: Chile
  • When: Full Day with lunch

Join us on a full-day optional tour to Valparaiso, one of the most important seaports on the South Pacific and the second-largest city in Chile. Set in a natural amphitheater overlooking the sea, the city boasts a historic quarter that has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its 19th-century architecture and urban planning. Today, Valparaiso is renowned as an educational center and lively repository of Chilean culture. We’ll see its highlights — including Latin America's oldest stock exchange, the continent's first volunteer fire department, and Chile's first public library — on our tour and enjoy lunch at one of the best restaurants in Valparaiso.


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Tigre Delta Cruise

  • Approximate Cost: $99 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 4 hours
  • Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • When: Half-day tour

This tour takes you toward the northern residential areas of Buenos Aires, where you’ll learn about the suburban way of life and experience the very strong British connections in the sports and the traditions of this area before heading to Tigre for a cruise along the canals of the delta. Located on the Parana Delta, which covers a surface of 8,700 square miles with its own subtropical microclimate, this area features an entire neighborhood built on hundreds of islands. Along the delta, there is an intricate wilderness of rivers, canals and islands. Once the summer retreat for the aristocracy, Tigre maintains the glamour of the Belle Epoque in its monumental casino, family residences and colorful rowing clubs. Don’t miss your chance to experience this absolutely unique part of Buenos Aires.


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Macuco Jungle & Boat Ride

  • Approximate Cost: $169 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 2 hours
  • Location: Iguassu Falls, Brazil
  • When: Afternoon Tour

For a close-up view of spectacular Iguassu Falls during your South America adventure, join this special excursion that begins with an open trolley ride through the dense rainforest near the falls, during which you can observe flowers, birds, and butterflies. As you ride through the undergrowth, your jungle guides point out orchids, palm trees, bromeliads, and centenarian trees. Arriving at a stopping point, you’ll make your way down to the water’s edge. At the dock, we’ll board special speed boats make our way into the gorge, where falls thunder in from three sides. First, take the opportunity to snap some photos worthy of National Geographic magazine. Then, get ready to get wet!  Your experienced river pilots, who know these waters intimately, will give you a thrilling ride through some rapids, guiding you right up next to the splashing cascades. This incredibly fun experience is not to be missed! (The speed boat operator will provide you with plastic bags to keep your camera and other valuables dry. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes, casual clothes, and prepare to get soaked!) Afterwards, you will have a private transfer back to your hotel on the Argentinean side of the falls.


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Favela Tour

  • Approximate Cost: $65 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 3 hours
  • Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • When: Half-day tour

Join us for this illuminating experience as you enjoy an insider's view of Brazil. This tour introduces you to another Rio within the city: the favela. There are close to 950 favelas in Rio, mostly located on former public areas on the hillsides. They are now home to approximately 20% of Rio's population, and remain a mystery to outsiders. The purpose of this tour is not only to explain what favelas are, but to give you a whole new understanding about different aspects of Brazilian society.

You'll visit the favelas of Vila Canoas and Rocinha, the largest in the country. Picturesque from a distance, once closer they reveal their complex architecture, developing commerce, and friendly people. This tour changes their reputation of areas related only to violence and poverty — for example, most Samba schools participating in the Carnival parade come from favelas. No need to be shy, you are welcome there and the locals support your visit. If you really want to understand Brazil during your South America vacation, don't leave Rio without having done this fascinating tour.


Please Note: All prices are per person and subject to change. All optional tours are offered by Vantage Deluxe World Travel. Descriptions and scheduling are subject to change. Minimum tour participation is required to operate optional tours. Optional tours cancelled by passengers within 48 hours of the excursion are non-refundable.

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Journey South America Adventure: Chile, Argentina, Uruguay & Brazil Essence of South America (Argentina, Chile & Brazil)
Price without Air* $4,799 $7,090, plus on-tour air at extra cost Save $6,182 per couple!
Trip Length 15 days 14 days More time to explore & better pacing!
Per Diem $319 per day $635 (including air) Save up to $738 per couple per day!
Small Group travel Yes! No more than 24 travelers per departure! Small Group Departures are available on select dates at an additional cost of $1,300 per person Small Group Travel on every departure date at no additional cost
Extend Your Value Add a 5th country to your discoveries with an unforgettable pre-trip extension to Peru, the Lost World of the Inca, featuring visits to Lima, Cuzco & Machu Picchu - one of the New Seven Wonders of the World! No extensions Since you've come this far we offer you the choice to make the most of your international airfare and extend your discoveries at an unbeatable value!
Sightseeing 29 Excursions & Cultural Connections - a $2,420 value per couple! 14 Sightseeing Tours 15 MORE Tours! Most sightseeing and Cultural Connections to enhance your experience and immerse you in the local culture!
FREE Single Supplement Yes! Available on every departure date - a value of $1,099! Single Supplements start at $2,366 Best Savings for Single Travelers!
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