Chile, Argentina & Brazil Rio Carnival Special Departure

Classic Touring

15 Days from £4,999

Feb 2020 - Feb 2021 Departures

​​South America is a continent that beckons adventurers from far and wide with its infectious, sultry salsa rhythms, intriguing people, fascinating lifestyles, tree-lined city avenues and flamboyantly decorated towns. Chile's rippling vines, the cascading Iguaçú Falls that spill into Argentina and Brazil, the imposing statue of Christ in Rio and Buenos Aires' elegant streets are just some of the iconic sights that make an escapade to this trio of countries so desirable.

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Your holiday at a glance

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What's included

      Just You Tour Manager as your host

    • Return flights from Heathrow with LATAM via Sao Paulo
    • Use of an airport lounge in the UK
    • 12 nights in 4 and 5-star hotels plus 2 nights in flight
    • 12 meals: 11 breakfasts, 1 dinner


PLUS

    • Specialist Local Guide
    • Welcome drink
    • Overseas transfers & other transportation
    • Porterage
    • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports

Included excursions

Prime hotel location in Rio in the centre of Copacabana beach
Chile’s capital, Santiago, which lies beneath the stunning Andes
Tour of Mendoza, Argentina’s wine capital
Visit the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires
View the Iguaçú Falls
View the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer at Corcovado
Experience the colourful Winner's Parade at the Rio Carnival​

Optional excursions

      Tour of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar, including a wine-tasting

       Experience a typical ‘estancia’ ranch

       Bicycle tour of Maipu’s vineyards

       River tour on the Tigre and Parana Delta

       Learn how to prepare empanadas & make a traditional 'mate' drink on an Argentine dinner experience

       Enjoy a delicious dinner and a thrilling tango show in Buenos Aires

       View the Iguaçú Falls from the Brazilian side

       Enjoy superb views of Rio de Janeiro from Sugarloaf Mountain




Pre-bookable excursions: Valparaiso and Viña del Mar, Iguaçú Falls from the Brazilian side and Sugarloaf Mountain can be pre-booked as a package from just £289 per person.

Your itinerary

Today you'll fly to Santiago, via Sao Paulo.​

​The capital of Chile, Santiago lies in a lovely setting beneath the majestic Andes and is a city of wide boulevards and delightful parks and gardens. The Presidential Palace and the residential districts of Las Condes and Providencia, famous for their beautiful homes, are must-see sights and we will take them all in on our tour today. At San Cristobal Hill, we'll round off our day with the spectacular views of the foothills of the snow-capped Andes. Get to know your travelling companions better over a drink this evening

​Wine production is an important industry in Chile and a drive through dramatic mountain ranges and the colourful orchards and citrus groves of the region will lead us to the Indomita vineyard, where we can taste award-winning wines on an optional excursion. Viña del Mar, known as the 'Garden City', is bursting with colourful blooms as its nickname suggests. You will have the chance to admire the unique Flower Clock, palm-fringed avenues, Fine Arts Museum, Municipal Casino and the beautiful Rioja Palace. We then move on to the coastal city of Valparaíso. Alemania Avenue is the only road that traverses the famous hills on which the city is built. As we drive along the road we will enjoy panoramic views of the impressive port. You will also visit La Sebastiana, one of the former homes of the laureate Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda, plus Fisherman's Wharf, Plaza Sotomayor, and the Naval Academy.​

​Driving over the Andes offers views of Mount Aconcagua, which at 23,000ft is the highest peak in the Americas. On our journey we'll retrace the steps of Native Indians, Incas and the first Spanish settlers on our way to Mendoza, where today more than 60% of the country's wine is produced. The grapes from this region are used for white wines including chenin blanc and reds such as cabernet sauvignon​.

Today has been left free for you to enjoy at leisure. However, if you'd like to join an optional excursion, you can join a vineyard tour by bicyle. We'll head to the wine region of Maipù, where we'll stop at two vineyards to learn about production methods and sample the famed wines of the region including Chardonnay, Syrah and Malbec. Our tastings will be accompanied by a selection of cheeses and sausages, and of course a lovely cycle through vineyards with the stunning backdrop of the Andes.

Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is dubbed the 'Paris of the Americas' and is our destination today. Highlights include Plaza de Mayo, where the Casa Rosada (Government House) is the focal point. La Boca District is renowned for its brightly painted houses, and is now an artists' colony, while Recoleta cemetery is famous as the burial place of Eva Peron​. This evening, why not join The Argentine Experience. This optional fun night out is perfect if you want to learn more about the Argentinian culture and its cuisine. You'll enjoy some delicious food, learn how to order your steak just how you like it, in Spanish, and prepare the perfect empanada. You'll also get to make your very own 'mate', a traditional caffeine-rich drink.

Tigre and Parana Delta is a labyrinth of magnificent waterways fed by the Parana River. You can explore this maze of riverside villas, Victorian docks and English-style gardens from a traditional riverboat on an optional excursion on day 7. For a taste of the city's culture, join us for an optional dinner and tango show this evening. On day 8, take the option to travel to the heart of Argentina's Pampas to experience a typical 'estancia' (ranch). Alternatively, enjoy a couple of days getting to know the city at your own pace.​

​Journey into the Iguaçú National Park, taking the small train that leads through the jungle to the Argentinian side of the Iguaçú Falls. Situated at the meeting point of three countries - Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina - the Falls are one of the world's largest natural wonders.

​Today you could take the option to view the Falls from the Brazilian side. This afternoon we'll fly to Rio de Janeiro.

This evening you will enjoy the 'greatest party on earth'. The Winner's Parade is the last event of the annual Rio Carnival. Take your reserved seats in the Sambadromo and prepare to be amazed as the five best samba schools parade in front of you. The music, costumes and floats are simply spectacular and the atmosphere is one of fun, frivolity and celebration.​

Rio is beautifully situated beneath Sugarloaf Mountain and blessed with the magnificent beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. Corcovado, home to the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer, is the perfect introduction to the city and we include a visit here today. To reach the statue we’ll ascend via cog railway, enjoying superb views as we go. To view the city from the top of the mountain, join our optional excursion via cable car. Alternatively, explore Rio at your own pace this afternoon. This evening we’ll gather as a gr oup f or a farewell dinner.

There's time to explore Rio before your return flight on day 14, arriving in the UK on day 15.

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Valparaiso and Vina del Mar

Valparaiso and Vina del Mar

from £160

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You will journey through the dramatic mountain ranges and the fertile farmlands of the region abundant with orchards and colourful citrus groves. A wine tasting is included at the Casas del Bosque vineyard. Standing on a hilltop surrounded by vineyards, the Winery is a blend of classic and modern styles and boasts unparalleled views across the Casablanca Valley. Here visitors can enjoy interesting and informative tours with a taste of world class wines. After the tranquillity of this superb vineyard, travel to fashionable Vina del Mar, the 'Garden City'. Your tour will introduce you to the unique Flower Clock, palm-fringed avenues, the Fine Arts Museum, the Municipal Casino and the beautiful Rioja Palace. The tour continues to the hilly coastal city of Valpariaso. Enjoy a leisurely lunch before a tour of the city. You will then follow the only road, Alemania Avenue, to traverse the famous hills on which the city is built. From here you will experience panoramic views of this charming city and the impressive port. You will also visit La Sebastian, one of the former homes of the Laureate Nobel prize winner, Pablo Neruda, Fisherman's Wharf, Plaza Sotomayor, and the naval academy.

Full Day - Moderate Walking - Lunch & Wine tasting Included –Breathtaking scenery

Brazil side of Iguacu Falls

Brazil side of Iguacu Falls

from £79

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Crossing the border into Brazil, this is your chance to see the falls from a completely different perspective. From this side, it is possible to see the full panorama of the falls and also to walk across the famous platform virtually into the Devils throat.

Morning Excursion - Moderate Walking - Must See

Sugarloaf Mountain

Sugarloaf Mountain

from £72

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Enjoy this afternoon excursion to the top of Sugar Loaf. Starting from our Hotel, we follow the coast route along the Copacabana to the foot of the Sugar Loaf and it's twin-station cable car. From here, you ascend first to the middle station with time to pause on the larger on the two rocks before completing the journey to the very top of this impressive landmark.

Afternoon Excursion - Moderate Walking - Highly Recommended

Buenos Aires dinner and tango show

Buenos Aires dinner and tango show

from £110

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The origins of the tango are traced back to the 1880s and the slums of La Boca neighbourhood. The sensual and passionate shows seen today throughout Buenos Aires have come a long way since then. The lyrics are deeply poetic and each dance tells a wonderful story about the city, its history and its people. You should not leave Buenos Aires without experiencing a first-class show. You will visit one of the best tango venues of the city to see the amazing tango dancers perform traditional tango at its very best, whilst enjoying a superb meal with fine wine.

Transfers are included

Evening Show – Dinner Included – This is a must

Estancia ranch tour

Estancia ranch tour

from £140

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One thing Argentina is famed for is its beef, and there are many ranches to be found in the nearby La Pampas region. You will visit a traditional Gaucho ranch, Estancia Santa Susana, to experience life in the Argentinean Pampas. A typical barbeque lunch with drinks is included along with activities, a folklore show, private transfers, and an English speaking guide.

Full Day - Lunch Included - Highly Recommended!

Tigre Delta river tour

Tigre Delta river tour

from £58

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Enjoy this excursion to the Tigre and the Parana Delta, a labyrinth of waterways. You will board a traditional riverboat for a trip around the magnificent Delta which is fed by the Parana River, exploring this maze of riverside villas, islands, Victorian docks and pretty English-style gardens.

Half Day - Minimal walking - Opportunity of a lifetime!

Valparaiso and Vina del Mar / Brazil side of Iguacu Falls / Sugarloaf Mountain

Valparaiso and Vina del Mar / Brazil side of Iguacu Falls / Sugarloaf Mountain

from £289

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You can save money and enhance your holiday with this Prebookable excursion package...

Valparaiso and Vina del Mar / Brazil side of Iguacu Falls / Sugarloaf Mountain

Bicycle tour of Maipus vineyards

Bicycle tour of Maipus vineyards

from £99

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We'll head to the wine region of Maipù , where we'll stop at a vineyard to learn about production methods and sample the famed wines of the region including Chardonnay, Syrah and Malbec and of course a gentle cycle through vineyards with the stunning backdrop of the Andes.

Guanabara Bay Cruise

Guanabara Bay Cruise

from £95

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On 1st January, 1502, a Portuguese squad, commanded by Gonçalves, discovered the Guanabara Bay and, judging to be a great river, and being January, he gave it the name of Rio de Janeiro. Guanabara Bay is the largest bay in the world based on volume of water, has several islands such as the Governor's Island, Fundão and Snakes Island. In the west, you will see Rio de Janeiro, and facing east - the municipal district of Niteroi. A city vision is discovered as you leave "Marina da Gloria" by saveiro (schooner), neighborhoods of Botafogo, Flamengo, Urca, Sugar Loaf, Fort São Joao, Flagstone Island, Santa Cruz Fortress, Rio-Niteroi Bridge and more.

Spectacular views- minimal walking

Argentine dinner experience

Argentine dinner experience

from £135

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Really get a feeling for local life by choosing to enjoy 'The Argentine Experience'. This great night out is perfect if you want to learn more about the Argentinian culture and its cuisine. You'll enjoy some delicious food, learn how to order your steak just how you like it, in Spanish, and prepare the perfect empanada. You'll also get to make your very own 'mate', a traditional caffeine-rich drink.

Concha y Toro Vineyard

Concha y Toro Vineyard

from £59

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The Maipo Valley, a region in central Chile better known as the winemaking valley that features the Concha y Toro winery, the country’s most important exporter of wine. Concha y Toro welcomes visitors to share its secrets in the winemaking process and exporting activities. This half day tour includes a walk through the beautifully landscaped colonial grounds of the company founded in 1883. Today it’s considered one of the 10 most important in the world of its kind. We’ll visit the cellars, the vineyards (some of them started by its founder, don Melchor Concha y Toro) and end with a wine tasting experience at the wine bar before heading back to the hotel.

Concha y Toro / Brazil side of Iguacu Falls / Sugarloaf Mountain

Concha y Toro / Brazil side of Iguacu Falls / Sugarloaf Mountain

from £199

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NEW TO 2020

Accommodation

Located in the centre of Providencia, Santiago, and within close proximity to an abundance of restaurants and bars and less than 10 minutes to the biggest mall in Latin America, the Torremayor Providencia is situated in an ideal location. Rooms have a modern decor with facilities including; a minibar, climate control and Wi-Fi. The Hotel also has a rooftop pool which boasts fantastic views of the city.
This 5-star resort is situated in the centre of Mendoza, surrounded by great restaurants, wine bars and shops. Rooms feature luxury French furniture, dark wood floors and marble bathrooms.
Sheraton Libertador Hotel, located in the centre of Buenos Aires, welcomes its guests to one of the largest cosmopolitan cities in Latin America and provides easy access to its varied commercial, financial, cultural and entertainment options.

This luxurious 5–star hotel is just in the centre of all the action. It is located in close proximity to The Obelisco, the most famous iconic and historical monument of Buenos Aires, and Plaza Mayo, the main square of central Buenos Aires, which has always been the focal point of its political life with several major landmarks, located around the Plaza. However, guests who are more interested in shopping rather than sightseeing will not feel lonely here, as famous Florida Pedestrian Street, full of lovely shops, is just 2 blocks away.

However, Sheraton Libertador Hotel undoubtedly is a jewel itself and a pleasure to stay in. Rooms are styled in tan hues with sweet sleeper king or 2 single beds and further benefit from air conditioning, flat-screen satellite TVs, mini bar, safe and dressing room. Stunning views of the city towers add intimate and inviting atmosphere to the rooms, which is further enhanced by marble baths, where guests can sit back and relax from the fast pace of the city.

For those seeking additional relaxation this fabulous hotel offer numerous services, including sun deck, sauna, spa facilities and massage treatments. Although for those who still have energy there is an indoor heated pool and fitness centre with sliding-glass-pane ceiling providing magnificent views of Buenos Aires. Yet, no experience can be complete without a visit to La Pergola Restaurant or Maximilian Lobby Bar and Restaurant. While La Pergola Restaurant with its variety of buffet dishes is an ultimate choice for breakfast or lunch, superb cocktails and a la carte menu, available for lunch and dinner, can be found in Maximilian Lobby Bar and Restaurant.
The Panoramic Grand is located on a hill which overlooks the Three Frontier Landmark, a site that marks the meeting of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. The hotel boasts 5 restaurants and a panoramic spa.
The 4-star Rio Othon Palace is ideally located on Copacabana Beach, a short distance from the centre of Rio. Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, mini-bar, hairdryer, safe, air-conditioning and a TV.

Torremayor Providencia Hotel Santiago

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London (Heathrow)

Tuesday 18 February 2020

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£4,999

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Outbound
Latam

Tuesday 18 February 2020

Departs

20:35 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

05:20 Sao Paulo (Guarulhos)

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Latam

Latam

Wednesday 19 February 2020

Departs

06:45 Sao Paulo (Guarulhos)

Arrives

11:05 Santiago (A M Benitez)

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Latam

Inbound
Latam - LA

Monday 02 March 2020

Departs

20:05 Rio De Janeiro (S Dumont)

Arrives

21:20 Sao Paulo (Guarulhos)

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Latam

Latam - LA

Monday 02 March 2020

Departs

22:50 Sao Paulo (Guarulhos)

Arrives

13:15 London (Heathrow)

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Latam

London (Heathrow)

Tuesday 09 February 2021

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Outbound
Latam

Tuesday 09 February 2021

Departs

20:10 London (Heathrow)

Arrives

05:55 Sao Paulo (Guarulhos)

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Latam

Wednesday 10 February 2021

Departs

06:45 Sao Paulo (Guarulhos)

Arrives

11:10 Santiago (A M Benitez)

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Latam

Inbound
Latam - LA

Monday 22 February 2021

Departs

19:05 Rio De Janeiro (S Dumont)

Arrives

20:20 Sao Paulo (Guarulhos)

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Latam

Latam - LA

Monday 22 February 2021

Departs

23:40 Sao Paulo (Guarulhos)

Arrives

13:15 London (Heathrow)

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Latam

Add-on

Take the opportunity to maximise your travel experience and extend your holiday with an add-on.

The number of days shown is inclusive of the main tour and the price shown is in addition to the cost of the main tour. If the main tour is displaying a SOLD OUT notification, there may still be places available on the tour with the add-on:

Chile, Argentina & Brazil Rio Carnival Winners' Parade with Rio Add-on

18 days from £5,798

Feb 2020 - Feb 2020 Departures

​​South America is a continent that beckons adventurers from far and wide with its infectious, sultry salsa rhythms, intriguing people, fascinating lifestyles, tree-lined city avenues and flamboyantly decorated towns. Chile's rippling vines, the cascading Iguaçú Falls that spill into Argentina and Brazil, the imposing statue of Christ in Rio and Buenos Aires' elegant streets are just some of the iconic sights that make an escapade to this trio of countries so desirable.

Chile, Argentina & Brazil Rio Carnival Winners' Parade with Rio Add-on

18 days from £5,928

Feb 2021 - Feb 2021 Departures
Extend your holiday with 3 nights in Rio de Janeiro, a vibrant destination which boasts exciting attractions at every turn. The second-largest city in Brazil has one of the most beautiful settings of anywhere in the world, with the white-sand beaches of Ipanema and Copacabana just two of its many dazzling highlights. Please note: You will not be accompanied by a Tour Manager.

Sambodromo

Sambodromo

Considered the biggest carnival in the world, the Rio Carnival is held before Lent every year and sees two million people take to the city’s streets each day to join the five days of fun. Rio de Janeiro is known for its samba schools, and this famous event is their chance to compete against each other in order to join the revered Winners’ Parade. Some schools boast 5,000 members, and will have up to 30 floats taking part. They’ll choose a theme, compose a samba song and design a fitting float and costumes. Then it’s time to strut their stuff down the Sambodromo, where they are viewed by up to 60,000 spectators.

Those judged to be the best - actors taken into consideration are music, energy, costumes and dancing - will have the honour of taking part in the spectacular Winners’ Parade, the culmination of the celebrations and the best party in the world, to which you are invited! Take your seat in tier 9 for fantastic views of the winners, for whom this evening is a culmination of a year’s hard work and dedication and a really emotional experience.

Sambodromo Seating PlanSambodromo seating plan

The Sambodromo is the ‘parading avenue’, from where you can watch the winning samba schools as they celebrate their victory. We have reserved seats for you in tier 9 of the block, which offers great views of the incredible floats and the dazzling dancers dressed head to toe in a riot of colour, sequins and feathers! It’s also close to the Drummers’ Niche - the area where all the schools’ drummers stop to perform.

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