Chile, Argentina & Brazil Rio Carnival Winners' Parade

From £5,099
Duration 15 Days
Departures from Feb 2021 - Feb 2021
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From £5,099
Duration 15 Days
Departures from Feb 2021 - Feb 2021
Tour Overview

​​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.

  • Classic Touring
  • All Breakfasts

Your Holiday Includes

  • 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
  • 14 meals: 12 breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Welcome drink
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Santiago city tour
  • Cristobal Hill for stunning views of Santiago
  • Mendoza Tour
  • Buenos Aires city tour including La Boca
  • Visit Iguaçú Falls from the Argentine side
  • Visit Corcavado and Christ the Redeemer in Rio
  • Local Flavours - Dine at a typical Brazilian Churrascaria ​
  • Experience the colourful Winner's Parade at the Rio Carnival

Itinerary

Day 1 UK to Santiago

​Fly to Santiago, via Sao Paulo.​

Day 2 Santiago

Today is free for you to explore Santiago. This evening you will get to know your travelling companions better over a drink and dinner.​

Meals included: D

Day 3 Santiago

The city of Santiago lies in a lovely setting beneath the majestic Andes and is a city of wide boulevards and delightful parks and gardens. This morning we've included a city tour, allowing you to see the Presidential Palace and the residential districts of Las Condes and Providencia, famous for their beautiful homes. You'll finish on San Cristobal Hill, where you'll enjoy a spectacular view of the foothills of the snow-capped Andes.

There is then free time for you to find a little place for lunch and this afternoon has been left free for you to make your own discoveries. Alternatively, why not join an optional excursion to Concha y Toro Vineyard.

We'll head to 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. The tour includes a walk through the beautifully landscaped colonial grounds. The company was founded in 1883 and 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.​

Meals included: B

Day 4 Mendoza

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.​

Meals included: B

Day 5 Mendoza

​This morning 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 bicycle . We'll head to the wine region of Maipù, where we'll stop at a vineyard and learn about production methods and sample the famed wines of the region including Chardonnay, Syrah and Malbec. You'll enjoy a lovely cycle through stunning backdrops of the Andes. Later this afternoon join us on an included sightseeing tour of Mendoza. ​

Meals included: B

Day 6 Buenos Aires

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, we offer an optional visit to The Argentine Experience. This is a fun night out for anyone who wants to learn more about Argentinian culture and cuisine. You'll enjoy some delicious food, learn how to prepare empanadas and make your very own mate - a traditional Argentinian drink.​

Meals included: B

Day 7 Buenos Aires

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 today.  For a taste of the city's culture, join us for an optional dinner and tango show this evening .​

Meals included: B

Day 8 Buenos Aires

​Today 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. ​

Meals included: B

Day 9 Iguaçú Falls

We'll fly to Iguaçú Falls today, where our base for two nights is on the Argentinian side of this natural wonder. You could spend a relaxed afternoon enjoying your hotel's facilities.​

Meals included: B

Day 10 Iguaçú Falls

​We'll journey into Iguaçú National Park, taking the Ecological 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 you will witness spectacular views of the neighbouring countries Paraguay and Brazil. The Falls are one of the world's largest natural wonders and consist of an astounding 275 separate waterfalls, falling from an average height of 70 metres. You will walk along a 1,100 metre long path and will arrive at the famous Devil's Gorge Fall, as well as walk along Upper and Lower trails that allow you to observe the waterfalls upclose.   ​

Meals included: B

Day 11 Rio de Janeiro

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

Meals included: B

Day 12 Rio de Janeiro (Carnival)

​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.​

Meals included: B

Day 13 Rio de Janeiro

Brazil, the world's fifth largest country, is a land of warm sun, bright colours, irresistible rhythms and natural beauty. The city of Rio de Janeiro is beautifully situated beneath Sugarloaf Mountain and blessed with the magnificent beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema. Corcovado, home to the famous statue of Christ, is the perfect introduction to the city and we include a visit here today. To reach the statue we'll ascend via a small cog railway, enjoying superb views over Rio. 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 group for a farewell dinner at a typical Brazilian Churrascaria. A churrascaria is a place where meat is cooked in churrasco style, which translates roughly from the Portuguese word for "barbecue".  Experience the famous Brazilian barbecue and taste traditional Brazilian food such as sushi, various salads and 25 types of meat including cuts of prime beef to even ostrich, lamb, and wild boar.

Meals included: B,D

Day 14 Rio de Janeiro

There's time to explore Rio before your return flight today.​

Meals included: B

Day 15 UK

​You'll arrive back in the UK today.​

Additional Information

Please note: A higher deposit is required for this tour to purchase the Winners' Parade tickets.


 

Rio de Janeiro add-on

3 nights

Extend your holiday and stay longer in fabulous Rio de Janeiro. Enjoy 3 nights' bed and breakfast at the 4-star beach front Rio Othon Palace in the heart of Copacabana Beach. You will not be accompanied by a Tour Manager.

Accommodation

Hotel Director Vitacura

The hotel boasts free Wi-Fi access throughout the property and rooms. Facilities include a swimming pool surrounded by gardens and a gym is also available. Rooms are decorated in a contemporary style, with en suite facilities. Hotel restaurants included La Vendimia Restaurant, which include in and outdoor eating areas. The hotel is located within walking-distance from some of the best restaurants in the city. The beautiful Bicentenario Park is just a short walk away.

Diplomatic Hotel

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.

Libertador Hotel

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.

Panoramic Grand Hotel

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.

Rio Othon Palace

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.

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