Sample the unique cultures of South America on this thrilling vacation to Brazil, Argentina, and Chile, including stays in Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Santiago, and Easter Island. On this tour, you?ll see some amazing scenery and natural wonders, including Iguassu Falls, located on the border of Brazil and Argentina. See the falls from both sides-with their thunderous roar, torrential downpour, and brilliant rainbows. Everywhere you look, there is water pouring down! Words cannot describe the sheer wonder of the falls! But that?s not all? you will stay at the famous Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas just steps away from the falls inside Iguassu National Park! Even more beauty awaits you in Bariloche, which boasts some of Argentina?s most glorious scenery. Take a chairlift ride to a lookout point at Cerro Campanario, rated one of the top 10 viewing spots by National Geographic. Experience breathtaking panoramic views and breathe fresh mountain air. In addition to beautiful scenery, you?ll also experience the vibrant cities-Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Santiago-and enjoy a guided sightseeing tour in each city. A highlight of any trip to Rio is the Christ the Redeemer statue, the 98-foot statue of Jesus that was elected a New Seven Wonders of the World. In Buenos Aires, stroll the streets of this friendly town and experience a Tango show-a passionate, sizzling dance. You?ll even have the chance to dance the Tango at a lesson! Outside of Buenos Aires, visit an estancia (ranch) to learn about the life of gauchos (cowboys). In Santiago, visit a famous Chilean vineyard in Chile?s wine country. Finally, be amazed in Easter Island, one of the most isolated islands on earth. By about 300 AD, a small group of Polynesian seafarers settled on the island, and they eventually began carving the hundreds of giant stone head statues-called moai-that still pepper the island. You?ll have an opportunity to see the moai as well as visit the volcano and caves. From the lakes and mountains to the towns and cities, this vacation through South America is a remarkable adventure!Included Features:RIO DE JANEIRO Cable-car ride up Sugar Loaf Mountain and [LF] Sugar Loaf cocktail party; sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Corcovado Mountain and the cathedral; Churrascaria dinnerIGUASSU FALLS [LF] Stay inside Iguassu National Park at the famous Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas; sightseeing with a Local Guide on both sides of the falls; Ecological Jungle TrainBUENOS AIRES Walking tour; visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and Recoleta Cemetery; [LF] empanada cooking class; [LF] Tango lesson & show; [LF] visit a local estanciaBARILOCHE Sightseeing with a Local Guide; chairlift to Cerro Campanario; [LF] Andes lake crossingPUERTO MONTT Sightseeing tourSANTIAGO Guided city sightseeing; visit the cathedral; visit Concha y Toro Winery; farewell dinnerEASTER ISLAND Two days of guided sightseeing
Experience the essence of Ecuador with the Colonial city of Quito and the islands of the Galapagos. Along with local partners, Avanti will be with you every step of the way while you travel.