2 weeks in South America: Rio, Buenos Aires, Santiago & Iguazu

Tailor-made holidays
Duration (in days): 15

From: UK - Santiago de Chile

To: Rio de Janeiro - UK

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£2,585

Inc. International flights (per person, based on 2 sharing) 
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Overview

Explore three of South America’s most vibrant and famous cities over just two weeks; Santiago, Buenos Aires and Rio.

The Chilean capital, Santiago will surprise you with its energy and sophistication; Buenos Aires will get under your skin with its faded European grandeur and lively Latin spirit. Next, after a visit to the thundering Iguazu Falls, Rio will captivate you with lush green forests, vast mountains, and shimmering beaches, all fuelled by samba music and nightlife.

During this trip, you will spend a few nights in each city, and we have included day tours for you to discover the cultural and natural beauty of these capitals. This itinerary also features a two-night stay in Iguazu Falls. Located between Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro, it forms the perfect stopover between the two cities.

Our South America in 2 weeks itinerary can be tailored to suit your requirements, so please contact one of our consultants to start planning your dream trip.

This holiday includes

  • International flights
  • All transfers
  • All accommodation in Chile, Argentina and Brazil           
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary      

Highlights

  • Take a guided tour to learn about the history and culture of Santiago   
  • Visit the charming city of Tigre on the delta of Buenos Aires’s river       
  • Marvel at the majestic beauty of Iguazu Falls on both the Argentine and Brazilian sides              
  • Take a cable car up to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain     
  • Soak up the view of Rio de Janeiro’s beautiful bay from Corcovado       
Itinerary


Itinerary in brief:

  • 3 nights Santiago            
  • 4 nights Buenos Aires
  • 2 nights Iguazu Falls
  • 3 nights Rio de Janeiro 

 

Day 1: Depart UK

Depart the UK from your chosen airport.

Included: International flight

Day 2: Arrive in Santiago

On arrival in Santiago, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax and enjoy as you wish.

Included: Arrival transfer, hotel

Day 3: Santiago half day city tour

Today, after breakfast, you will be picked up by your guide for a cultural half day tour of the Chilean capital. You will visit the main historical landmarks including the Government Palace, the Plaza de Armas with its majestic Metropolitan Cathedral and the Bellas Artes Museum, one of the major centres of South American art. You will travel mainly by private vehicle but you’ll also have the opportunity to explore the atmospheric pedestrian streets of Huerfanos and Ahumada. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel and the rest of the day will be free to spend at your leisure.

Included: Breakfast, half day city tour, hotel           

Day 4: Santiago

Today is a free day for you to explore the city and surroundings at your own pace. Why not add a guided tour to Valparaiso, the famous bohemian port town that lies on the coast a couple of hours from Santiago? We can arrange this for you, so please feel free to ask.

Included: Breakfast, hotel            

Day 5: Santiago to Buenos Aires

Today after breakfast you will be picked and transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Buenos Aires. On arrival, you will be met and taken by private vehicle to your hotel.

Included: Breakfast, departure transfer, flight from Santiago to Buenos Aires, arrival transfer, hotel

Day 6: Buenos Aires city tour

Today you will set off on a small group city tour of Buenos Aires, exploring the main barrios while your guide explains the city’s rich and fascinating history. You will make several stops on the journey and take a guided walk through the famous Boca district, Plaza de Mayo with the Casa Rosada (Pink House), the legendary presidential palace and the Cementerio de La Recoleta (Recoleta’s Cemetery), where Eva Peron rests.

Included: Breakfast, city tour, hotel           

Day 7: Tigre tour

Today, you will replace the hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires with a visit to the lush and charming town of Tigre. It sits on the delta of the Rio de la Plata and offers you the chance to see another way of life beyond the bright lights of the city. During this tour, you will be transferred by road to Tigre, stopping in San Isidro on the way. Once in Tigre, you will board a catamaran for a 40-minute cruise through the delta, where you can see how people live on the islands, complete with floating services like the supermarket boat, water taxi and more. At the end of the trip, you will return to the port and board your bus for the drive back to Buenos Aires.

Included: Breakfast, Tigre tour, hotel           

Day 8: Buenos Aires

This is your last day in Buenos Aires, so we have left it free for you to spend it as you wish.

Included: Breakfast, hotel

Day 9: Buenos Aires to Iguazu Falls

After breakfast, you will be transferred by private vehicle to the domestic airport where you will catch a flight to Puerto Iguazu. Once landed, you will be taken by shared transfer to your hotel immersed in the jungle, within easy access to the falls.

Included: Breakfast, departure transfer, flight to Puerto Iguazu, transfer to hotel, hotel accommodation

Day 10: Iguazu Falls tour

Today you will take a full day guided tour to the Iguazu Falls. First, you will first cross the border into Brazil and enter the National Park on the Brazilian side, as this side of the falls offers a better panorama of all the cascades that make up this impressive natural wonder. After the visit, you will drive over to the Argentine side. This part of the tour will be longer, taking around 4 or 5 hours, as you will walk along the edge of the falls into their very heart at Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s throat). Here, several falls merge together in a horseshoe shape, with cascades plunging over 80 metres into the waters below.

Included: Breakfast, Iguazu Falls tour, transport, hotel            

Day 11: Iguazu Falls to Rio de Janeiro

Today you will take a shared transfer to Foz do Iguacu airport on the Brazilian side and then catch a flight to your final destination, Rio de Janeiro. Your private driver will be waiting for you on arrival, to take you to your hotel.

Included: Breakfast, shared transfer to Foz de Iguacu airport, arrival transfer in Rio, hotel           

Day 12: Sugarloaf and Corcovado tour     

Today you take a fun half day tour to two of the most famous landmarks in the city. The tour will be shared with a small group of fellow travellers and your transport will be an open-air jeep! First, you will drive to the top of the hill where you will visit the statue of Christ the Redeemer and enjoy amazing views of the city below. Next, you will take a very scenic cable car to the top of Sugarloaf mountain, giving you a different and equally beautiful perspective of Rio de Janeiro.

Included: Breakfast, half day Sugarloaf and Corcovado tour, hotel          

Day 13: Rio de Janeiro        

Today is a free day to enjoy Rio de Janeiro at your own pace.

Included: Breakfast, hotel           

Day 14: Depart Rio de Janeiro

Today, you’ll say goodbye to Rio de Janeiro and Latin America after your two-week whirlwind trip. You will be transferred to the international airport by private vehicle and you will take your flight back to the UK.

Included: Breakfast, departure transfer, international flight to the UK

Day 15: Arrive UK 


 

Info

Santiago and Buenos Aires can be visited all year round but the colder season will be from June to September, so pack for chilly weather if you’re travelling over this period. The rainy season at Iguazu Falls runs from October to March and the high water levels mean that the falls will be at their most impressive. However, heavy rains can lead to some trails being closed and the skies may be a little cloudy.  May to August is considered the dry season – which means you have a good chance of seeing the falls under blue skies.  Water levels and temperatures will be a little lower though and do remember that rain can fall year round. 

We've done a similar trip...

If you'd like to get a feel for this trip, read our blog, Things to do in Santiago , written by one of our consultants who's been there.

This itinerary is purely a suggestion and can be tailor-made to your requirements, so please contact us with your dates and requests and we’ll put together a bespoke quotation for you.         

What's included: 

  • International flights
  • Return airport transfers
  • Museums entrance fees
  • Iguazu National Park entrance fees        
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary

Not included: 

  • Any meals not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips & gratuities
Accommodation

12 nights in 4* standard accommodation.

Hotels in this category include:

  • Atton El Bosque

  • Serena Buenos Aires

  • La Aldea de la Selva

  • Pestana Rio Atlantica

 

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