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South America: Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires - 2022

Rio de Janeiro • 11-night small ship cruise with Ilha Grande, Paraty, Santos, Itajaí/Camboriú, Rio Grande, Punta del Este, Montevideo • Buenos Aires
  • COME ABOARD THIS 5-STAR EXPEDITION VESSEL, VISITING SEVEN CARIBBEAN ISLANDS AND CRUISING THE AMAZON, WHILE ALSO ENJOYING STATE-OF-THE-ART TECHNOLOGY, AN ONBOARD SPA, POOL, FITNESS CENTER, AND MORE
  • DISCOVER THE RHYTHMS, ARCHITECTURE, AND CULTURE OF COSMOPOLITAN BUENOS AIRES
  • EXPLORE THE POSH RESORT TOWN OF PUNTA DEL ESTE, HOME TO GORGEOUS BEACHES, TONY BOUTIQUE SHOPS, AND THE WELL-HEELED OF URUGUAY AND BRAZIL
  • SPOT SOME OF THE COLORFUL AND FASCINATING BIRDS THAT CALL THE ATLANTIC FORESTS AND THEIR COUNTLESS OFFSHORE ISLANDS HOME
  • MARVEL AT THE SCENIC VISTAS AND VIBRANT CULTURE OF RIO DE JANEIRO, HOME OF THE LIVELY SAMBA AND THE FAMED IPANEMA BEACH
  • EXPLORE THE GRAND ARCHITECTURE, MAJESTIC MONUMENTS, AND STUNNING GREEN PARKS AND GARDENS OF MONTEVIDEO
DATES & PRICES
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$7,999
  • $499
    PER DAY
  • 16
    DAYS
  • 24
    TOURS
TRIP WITH AIR
18 DAYS FROM $8,598
Luxury
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Santiago, Chile (PRE)

4 DAYS FROM $1,399

Iguassu Falls, Brazil (POST)

3 DAYS FROM $1,599

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Santiago, Chile (PRE)

FROM $1,399 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $349 PER DAY

You’re already coming this far . . . Why not add another dimension to your South American experience by visiting the iconic wine country of Chile? You’ll be based in Santiago, enjoying sightseeing in the exciting capital and nearby Valparaíso, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, see the beautiful Andean countryside as you explore the Casablanca and Santa Rita wineries, enjoying tastings of some of Chiles’ classic vintages.

Your Price Includes:

  • 3 nights' accommodations at the InterContinental Santiago (or similar)
  • 6 meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site: Valparaiso
  • Santiago city tour
  • Tour of Valparaíso and Casablanca winery
  • Tour of Santa Rita Winery and Palacio Cousinos Museum
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log into My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com
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DAY 1:

Fly to Chile

You’ll board an overnight flight to Santiago, Chile, arriving on Day 2.

DAY 2:

Arrival in Santiago and afternoon city tour

Upon arrival this morning, if you purchased Vantage air, you’ll be transferred to your centrally located hotel from the airport. We have arranged for an early check-in so you can settling in and rest. Remember also to take advantage of the hospitality desk during your stay, where you can plan activities; or use our complimentary Concierge service to do so in advance.

This afternoon, embark on a panoramic tour of Santiago’s colonial and contemporary highlights, including the famous Alameda, the city’s bustling main avenue; and the Plaza de Armas, the old colonial heart of the city with its attractive Metropolitan Cathedral, Central Post Office, and Royal Palace. This evening, our small group will get better acquainted over a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant.

Included meals:

Dinner

DAY 3:

Full-day Valparaíso and Casablanca winery excursion

Embark on a full-day exploration of quirky Valparaíso, one of Chile’s most important seaports and its second-largest city. Set in the valley of the Andes in a natural amphitheater overlooking the sea, this hilly Pacific port boasts a historic quarter named a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its 19th-century architecture and urban planning. Today, “Valpo,” as it’s colloquially known, is a trendy destination thanks to its bold and imaginative street art, which covers surfaces all over the city. You’ll check out views of Valpo on a funicular ride.

On your way back to Santiago you’ll ride through the Casablanca Valley, stopping at a winery to explore, enjoy a traditional lunch, and taste the delicious Sauvignon Blancs and Chardonnays that this region is known for. You’ll be back in Santiago in time for dinner on your own. Your Vantage City Host will be happy to assist with tips, directions, and making reservations.

Included meals:

Breakfast  & lunch

DAY 4:

Tour the famous Santa Rita Winery

After breakfast you’ll ride north through the lush Maipo Valley to the town of Alto Jahuel, home of Chile’s oldest and most famous winery, Santa Rita. You’ll explore the vineyards, gardens, and the cellars, where you’ll sample some Reserva and Gran Reserva wines. Santa Rita is known for its outstanding Triple C, a blend of the varietals Cármenère, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. It also produces Pehuén, made mainly from Cármernère grapes with distinctive expressions of the local Apalta terroir. While here you’ll enjoy lunch at the cafeteria La Pañaderia, originally built as a bakery to provide bread for the vineyard workers. Time permitting, you can peek into the Museo Andino (Andean Museum), whose collections include silverware, ceramics, wooden masks, musical instruments and more.

Back in Santiago you’ll stop at the Palacio Cousinos Museum, a national monument that was built in the 19th-century by a wealthy industrialist family. It is filled with stunning art and lavish antique furniture. The balance of the day is free for you to explore and enjoy dinner on your own.

Included meals:

Breakfast  & lunch

DAY 5:

Fly to Buenos Aires and commence your base cruise tour

After breakfast you’ll transfer to the airport and fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina, arriving in time to join Day 2 of your base cruise tour itinerary.

Included meals:

Breakfast
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Iguassu Falls, Brazil (PRE)

FROM $1,599 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $399 PER DAY

When Eleanor Roosevelt first laid eyes on Iguassu Falls, she is famously said to have uttered, “Poor Niagara”! It’s easy to understand what overwhelmed the First Lady. This torrent of water separating Brazil and Argentina plunges over 200-foot-high cliffs in a roaring fury of water. (In fact, Iguaçu translates roughly from the local Tupi-Guarani into “great water.”) Judging from Ms. Roosevelt’s reaction, you’ll want to extend your expedition to view Brazil’s other breathtaking natural wonder. Explore the cataracts from both countries, getting as close to the falls as the spraying mist allows. Join us on this thrilling adventure!

Your Price Includes:

  • 3 nights accommodations in Iguassu at the Bourbon Cataratas do Iguaçu Resort (or similar)
  • 6 meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site: Iguassu Falls
  • Tours of Iguassu Falls from both the Brazilian and Argentinean sides
  • Samba show
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host and Adventure Leader
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log into My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com
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DAY 1:

Fly overnight to Brazil

Today, you’ll board an overnight flight to Iguassu Falls, Brazil.

DAY 2:

Get settled into your hotel room in Iguassu Falls

If you purchased your airfare from Vantage, you’ll be met at the airport by a representative who will assist you with your hotel transfer. Today, enjoy complete leisure as you acclimate; dinner is included at the hotel. Our discoveries begin tomorrow.

Included meals:

Dinner

DAY 3:

Explore the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls

Transfer to Iguassu Falls to explore its Brazilian side. We’ll take a walking tour with incredible views, including the Devil’s Throat. This is the largest of the falls, where torrents crash into a narrow canyon. The tour will end at Porto Canoas, where you’ll be free to have lunch on your own.

We'll keep the adventure rolling into the afternoon with the Macuco Safari Boat Ride. An open trolley will whisk you through dense rainforest for vistas of flowers, birds, butterflies, and ages-old trees. Then, get your waterproof camera ready, as we embark on speedboats bound for Iguaçu’s gorge. Your experienced river pilots will give you a thrilling ride through the rapids, guiding you right up to the splashing cascades. (Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothes, as you will likely get soaked!)

Tonight, we’ll embrace the spirit of Brazil with a night on the town. On the menu are drinks and a lively samba dance show. You’ll learn more about this vibrant dance and music genre, which originates from African religious traditions, as well as other regional dance forms.

Included Features:

  • Walk through the Brazilian side of Foz do Iguaçu, including Devil’s Throat
  • Macuco Safari Boat Ride, viewing of flora and fauna

Cultural Discovery:
  • Drinks and samba show

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 4:

Discover the Argentinian side of Iguassu

Today’s discoveries take us into Argentina for more views of Iguassu Falls, the world’s largest waterfall system, with 275 falls in less than a two-mile radius. Our first views of will be from the Upper Trail, which offers a premium vantage point of this natural wonder as we literally walk across the water! Lunch is on our own in the park; dinner is included at the hotel tonight.

Included Feature:

  • Tour the Argentinian side of Iguassu Falls

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 5:

Fly to Rio de Janeiro

Today, we’ve arranged a flight into Rio, where you’ll join the base tour.

Included meals:

Breakfast
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Iguassu Falls, Brazil (POST)

FROM $1,599 PER PERSON | 3 DAYS | $533 PER DAY

When Eleanor Roosevelt first laid eyes on Iguassu Falls, she is famously said to have uttered, “Poor Niagara”! It’s easy to understand what overwhelmed the First Lady. This torrent of water separating Brazil and Argentina plunges over 200-foot-high cliffs in a roaring fury of water. (In fact, Iguaçu translates roughly from the local Tupi-Guarani into “great water.”) Judging from Ms. Roosevelt’s reaction, you’ll want to extend your expedition to view Brazil’s other breathtaking natural wonder. Explore the cataracts from both countries, getting as close to the falls as the spraying mist allows. Join us on this thrilling adventure!

Your Price Includes:

  • 2 nights accommodations in Iguassu at the Bourbon Cataratas do Iguaçu Resort (or similar)
  • 4 meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site: Iguassu Falls
  • Tours of Iguassu Falls from both the Brazilian and Argentinean sides
  • Samba show
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host and Adventure Leader
  • Tipping for drivers and local guides (excluding City Host)
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log into My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com
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DAY 17:

Explore the Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls

Transfer to Iguassu Falls to explore its Brazilian side. We’ll take a walking tour with incredible views, including the Devil’s Throat. This is the largest of the falls, where torrents crash into a narrow canyon. The tour will end at Porto Canoas, where you’ll be free to have lunch on your own.

We'll keep the adventure rolling into the afternoon with the Macuco Safari Boat Ride. An open trolley will whisk you through dense rainforest for vistas of flowers, birds, butterflies, and ages-old trees. Then, get your waterproof camera ready, as we embark on speedboats bound for Iguaçu’s gorge. Your experienced river pilots will give you a thrilling ride through the rapids, guiding you right up to the splashing cascades. (Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothes, as you will likely get soaked!)

After drying off and enjoying some time to get ready, we’ll dine at the hotel this evening.

Included Features:

  • Walk through the Brazilian side of Foz do Iguaçu, including Devil’s Throat
  • Macuco Safari Boat Ride, viewing of flora and fauna

Included meals:

Dinner

DAY 18:

Discover the Argentinian side of Iguassu

Today’s discoveries take us into Argentina for more views of Iguassu Falls, the world’s largest waterfall system, with 275 falls in less than a two-mile radius. Our first views of will be from the Upper Trail, which offers a premium vantage point of this natural wonder as we literally walk across the water! Lunch is on our own in the park.

Tonight, we’ll embrace the spirit of Brazil with a night on the town. On the menu are drinks and a lively samba dance show. You’ll learn more about this vibrant dance and music genre, which originates from African religious traditions, as well as other regional dance forms.

Included Feature:

  • Tour the Argentinian side of Iguassu Falls

Cultural Discovery:
  • Drinks and samba show

Included meals:

Breakfast & dinner

DAY 19:

Fly to Rio de Janeiro

Today, you’ll board your return flight home to the U.S.

Included meals:

Breakfast

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