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The Cataratas Tour

16 Night Itinerary from £3,9923,691$4,589

Multi-country Landmark Tour

 

Discover the awe-inspiring Iguassu Falls, cosmopolitan cities and Lake District landscapes as you journey across the Andes from Santiago to Rio

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Travel Route

Tour Highlights

  • Explore the cities and landscapes of Chile, Argentina and Brazil
  • Start in cosmopolitan Santiago, with its breathtaking backdrop of the Andes mountains
  • Visit the colourful port city of Valparaiso & the beaches of Viña del Mar
  • Enjoy an Andean lake crossing amid the snow-capped volcanoes of the Lake District
  • Discover stylish Buenos Aires, home to traditional cafes and the passionate tango
  • Marvel at the raw power and natural beauty of the immense Iguassu Falls
  • Explore the iconic sights, famous beaches and historic centre of Rio de Janeiro
  • Fly direct to Santiago and returning from Rio with British Airways

We can modify and adapt this tour itinerary according to your preference or start afresh completely. Contact us so we can provide a guaranteed price for this tour, based on your preference of hotels, transport, excursions and flights.

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Travel Itinerary

Santiago de Chile - 3 Nights

Day 1 - Fly to Santiago de Chile 

Day 2 - Guided tour of Santiago 

Day 3 - Full day visit to Viña del Mar & Valparaiso 

Day 4 - At leisure in Santiago 

Day 1

Departure from the UK

Depart on an overnight flight to Santiago de Chile, arriving the next morning.


Day 2

Guided tour of Santiago 

On arrival at Santiago airport, you will be met by our representative who will take you to your hotel for 3 nights. In the afternoon we tour the city, visiting the 'Plaza de Armas' main square, the Presidential Palace and take the funicular railway up to the San Cristóbal mountain, affording extensive views of the city below and the snowcapped Andes stretching into the distance.


Day 3

Full day visit to Viña del Mar & Valparaiso 

Today, enjoy a full day excursion to the Pacific coast. First we visit Viña del Mar, the most famous and visited seaside resort with nickname 'Garden City', due to its many palms, parks and gardens. Next we explore Chile's main port Valparaiso, a UNESCO World Heritage site in a picturesque setting, enhanced by the surrounding hills that seem to dive into the Pacific ocean. 


Day 4

At leisure in Santiago 

Today is free for you to further explore Santiago at your leisure or take an optional excursion to the vineyards on the outskirts of the city. 

Su Merced

Santiago de Chile - Boutique

Su Merced is renovated townhouse, small boutique hotel with only 9 rooms. Its location in the Lastarria area opposite the park in the heart of Santiago making it ideal for visiting the artistic, bohemian area of Bellavista, the main square Plaza de Armas, Presidential Palace and downtown. The rooms are comfortable and modern though rather small, and and the hotel has a restaurant and bar on which doubles as the reception.

Plaza San Francisco Hotel

Santiago de Chile - Deluxe Hotel

The Hotel Plaza San Francisco is just a short distance from the heart of Santiago. There are 160 rooms with air conditioning, telephone, cable TV, safety box and mini bar. The hotel also features a bar, restaurant, swimming pool, sauna, gymnasium and business centre. Accommodation includes room and breakfast.

Lake District - 3 Nights

Day 5 - Travel to the Chilean Lake District

Day 6 - Across the Andes 

Day 7 - Argentinean Lake District excursion

Day 5

Travel to the Chilean Lake District

Transfer to the airport and fly south to Puerto Montt, gateway to the Chilean Lake District. From here, we take a scenic drive through beautiful rolling countryside to picturesque Puerto Varas on the shore of Lake Llanquihue, framed by the mighty snowcapped Osorno volcano. Lunch is included today.


Day 6

Across the Andes 

We head into the Andes today on an adventure from Chile to Bariloche in Argentina. Travelling by bus and boat we visit Vicente Perez National Park with its impressive Petrohue waterfall and volcanic rock shapes. We then cross Todos Los Santos Lake by boat arriving in Puella. From here, we travel by bus to the border and cross into Argentina. We travel amidst stunning mountain scenery by boat across Lake Frias and continue by bus to Puerto Blest, where we go afloat on the final passage, across the magnificent Nahuel Huapi Lake. One final bus ride takes us to our hotel in Bariloche where we stay for 2 nights and a chance to relax after a truly memorable day. Lunch is included today.


Day 7

Argentinean Lake District excursion

Enjoy a full day tour of scenic lakes, mountains and walks along the trails of the Argentinean Lake District 'Seven Lakes Road', visiting La Angostura and San Martin Los Andes. 

La Cascada

Bariloche & Lake District - First Hotel

Located a short distance from downtown Bariloche, on Bustillo Avenue and next to Nahuel Huapi Lake, is La Cascada Hotel, a four-star hotel. Among a breathtaking natural surroundings, enhanced by its enormous garden, a natural waterfall and a stream with the typical vegetation of the Patagonian region, together with the peacefulness of the setting, La Cascada Hotel, offers twenty-four rooms elegantly decorated offering luxury comfort and an exceptional view to the lake, park or to the waterfall. The Hotel offers one of Bariloche's best restaurants with a marvelous view of the city, in front of Nahuel Huapi Lake, offering an exquisite Patagonian and international cuisine. Café, Bar and Solarium, is a different place to enjoy an informal lunch or a relaxing afternoon under the sun by the swimming pool and the lake shore. The gym, sauna, massage room and the heated indoor swimming pool compliment the services of our Spa. La Cascada Hotel also counts with a Game Room and Reception room for events, congresses and meetings, together with Internet and Wi-Fi in our premises. Its strategic location allows you to access in just a few minutes to many of the touristic attractions Bariloche offers, the ski centers and the adventure activities like trekking, hiking, rafting or the ideal compliment for your golf holidays. Accommodation includes room and buffet breakfast.

Lloa Lloa Hotel

Bariloche & Lake District - First Hotel

The Llao Llao Hotel is located outside San Carlos de Bariloche within the Nahuel Huapi National Park. It is situated atop a small hill, surrounded by majestic mountain peaks, crystal blue lakes, rivers and colourful forests of different species. The hotel has a total of 160 rooms, all with private bathroom, telephone, cable TV and safety deposit box. There are a number of different excursions available from the hotel and many delightful walks very close by should you want to investigate alone. There is a health and fitness centre, entertainment area are and kids club as well as the spa and a golf course. The hotel restaurant offers regional and international specialities and there is an additional café restaurant and a bar with a winter garden.

Buenos Aires - 3 Nights

Day 8 - Fly to Buenos Aires

Day 9 - Buenos Aires City Tour

Day 10 - At leisure in Buenos Aires 

Day 8

Fly to Buenos Aires 

Transfer to Bariloche airport and fly to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival you will be met at the airport by our representative and taken to your hotel for 3 nights. You have the rest of the day free to relax and start exploring the city on your own. 


Day 9

Guided tour of Buenos Aires 

Enjoy a full day guided tour of the "Paris of South America". We visit La Boca to see the brightly coloured houses in the famous 'Caminito', the Cathedral and the Presidential Palace with its famous balcony where Eva Perón and numerous presidents have made their public appearances. End the afternoon at Recoleta, famous for its European architecture, trendy shops and street cafes. 


Day 10

At leisure in Buenos Aires 

Full day to explore on your own, take on optional excursion (bookable locally). A dinner and tango show in the evening are a must. 

De las Americas

Buenos Aires - Tourist Hotel

An elegant hotel with spacious rooms and situated in the heart of the Barrio Norte, an elegant residential and commercial district, within comfortable walking distance of the exclusive shops of the Santa Fe and 9 de Julio avenues. All 162 rooms have private facilities, TV and telephone, mini-bar, and air-conditioning. There is 24 hour room service, a restaurant, two bars and a weekend tango show.

Legado Mitico

Buenos Aires - First Boutique

In Palermo Viejo a neighbourhood with an interesting past and an avant-garde present we find the Legado Mitico hotel, ideal for those who seek the authentic & sophisticated. Eleven ensuite rooms with air conditioned, LCD TV, minibar, and safe. There is a jacuzzi and solarium and internet access.

Alvear Palace Hotel

Buenos Aires - Deluxe Hotel

In 1932 a classic was born in Buenos AIres, the Alvear Palace Hotel, a genuine palace right in the heart of the city. Constructed of materials imported from France, the hotel became one of the most characteristic buildings in town, strictly keeping the Louis XVI style.

Situated in the elegant quarter of Recoleta, close to the Park, lined with excellent restaurants and street cafes. Rooms are spacious and service and decor are first class

Recently the hotel has been completely refurbished, sticking to the original glory.

 

Iguassu Falls - 3 Nights

Day 11 - Iguazu Falls, the Argentinian side

Day 12 - Explore the falls

Day 13 - Iguazu Falls, the Brazilian side & Rio de Janeiro

Day 11

Iguassu Falls, the Argentinian side

Transfer to the airport for the flight to Iguassu, staying 2 nights at our hotel set within the Iguassu National Park with a spectacular view of the magnificent Iguassu Falls. We have plenty of time to walk the trails by the river and tropical rainforest, admire the panoramic view of the numerous waterfalls, and go birdwatching. 


Day 12

Explore the falls


Day 13

Iguazu Falls, the Brazilian side and Rio

Transfer in the morning to explore the Brazilian side of the waterfalls for a panoramic view and relaxing at the falls. Take an afternoon flight to Rio de Janeiro for three nights in this vibrant, cosmopolitan city by the sea, combining colonial heritage with steep rocky peaks, famous beaches and landscapes as well as sophisticated shops and restaurants. 

La Cantera

Iguazu Falls - Tourist Lodge

Located in the forest outside of the town of Puerto Iguazu, and 15 minutes from the falls, La Cantera Jungle Lodge has rooms distrubited in a series of bungalows connected by raised walkways. The rooms are spacious  and well appointed, with a balcony looking out into the forest as well as private facilities and air conditioning. The hotel has a restaurant and a swimming pool with a terrace area for relaxing.

Gran Melia Iguazu

Iguazu Falls - First Hotel

Set within the Iguazu National Park the Gran Melia Iguazu Hotel is a three-story hotel with spectaculars views of the magnificent Iguazu Falls. It is the only hotel with rooms that look directly over the Falls.

The superb public facilities include an infinity pool with views of the Iguazu Falls, the Yasi Spa and health club, 4 bars (the rooftop bar is a great place to enjoy a drink and the fantastic views) and the Merkado Restaurant serving international and Argentine specialities. 

The hotel has 177 guest rooms split by deluxe, red level and suite categories. All rooms are air-conditioned and extremely well-appointed with private bathroom, king size beds, safe, mini bar, TV and luxury in room amenities. 

From the hotel, you can easily walk to the nearby trails to observe the Falls, ideal for those who want to beat the tourist crowds and have more flexibility. The hotel also offers tango lessons, yoga classes and photographic tours.

The rates are on a room and breakfast basis.

Rio de Janeiro - 2 Nights

Day 14 - Guided tour of Rio 

Day 15 - At leisure in Rio 

Day 16 - Departure

Day 17 - Arrive in the UK

Day 14

Guided tour of Rio 

Today enjoy a full day tour in the company of our local guide visiting Rio's famous landmark, the statue of Christ the Redeemer on Corcovado mountain, granting fabulous views of the city and Guanabara Bay. Next we will visit the old quarter of Santa Teresa and the centre of Rio de Janeiro with its historic Cathedral, museums, cafés and bustling business district.


Day 15

At leisure in Rio 

A full day at leisure in Rio to explore the city, enjoy the beaches or take an optional excursion. 


Day 16

Departure

This morning is at leisure in Rio, before late afternoon transfer to the airport for your return overnight flight home. Or choose to extend your holiday to unwind on a beach resort near Rio de Janeiro. 

Ipanema Inn Hotel

Rio de Janeiro - Tourist Hotel

The Ipanema Inn has a wonderful location in the trendy residential district of Ipanema with numerous shops, bars and restaurant and only 300 meters from the beach.

All the rooms have private facilities, free WiFi, air conditioning, cable TV and minibar. Some have private balconies. The restaurant and bar serve Brazilian specialties and exotic local drinks.

Arena Copacabana

Rio de Janeiro - First Hotel

The Arena Copacabana is in a wonderful location overlooking Copacabana Beach.

The decoration is light and modern, with 135 comfortable and spacious rooms, fully equipped with WiFi, air-conditioning and sound proof windows.

The top floor terrace, pool and sauna have a panoramic view of the beach and the ground floor restaurant serves international cuisine.

Copacabana Palace

Rio de Janeiro - Deluxe Hotel

This grand, European-style hotel is a listed building with 226 rooms, a large swimming pool, fitness centre and sauna, rooftop tennis court, shops, business centre, piano bar and three of Rio's finest elegant restaurants.

All the rooms are large and spacious, decorated in a classic elegant style, fully air-conditioned with cable TV, electronic safe deposit box, voice mail, 24-hour room service, mini bar and complimentary WiFi. The separate Tower Annexe building is set back from the street and overlooking the pool, where all the rooms are suites with balconies.

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Travel Details

Price Breakdown

Prices are per person. Please request a quote for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve & Easter.

SeasonLow SeasonHigh Season
Travel DatesRest of the year1 July - 5 Sep, 16 Dec - 31 Dec
Room ArrangementTouristFirstDeluxeTouristFirstDeluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £3,991 £4,673 - £4,291 £4,797 -
Multiple Travellers - Own Room + £996 + £1,303 - + £819 + £1,302 -
Single Traveller - Own Room + £2,053 + £2,441 - + £1,876 + £2,441 -
SeasonLow SeasonHigh Season
Travel DatesRest of the year1 July - 5 Sep, 16 Dec - 31 Dec
Room ArrangementTouristFirstDeluxeTouristFirstDeluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room €3,689 €4,473 - €4,034 €5,715 -
Multiple Travellers - Own Room + €1,146 + €1,499 - + €943 + €399 -
Single Traveller - Own Room + €2,362 + €2,809 - + €2,158 + €1,708 -
SeasonLow SeasonHigh Season
Travel DatesRest of the year1 July - 5 Sep, 16 Dec - 31 Dec
Room ArrangementTouristFirstDeluxeTouristFirstDeluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room $4,587 $5,542 - $5,007 $5,715 -
Multiple Travellers - Own Room + $1,395 + $1,824 - + $1,147 + $1,824 -
Single Traveller - Own Room + $2,875 + $3,418 - + $2,627 + $3,418 -

Booking Terms & Conditions

What's Included

  • 17 Days / 14 Nights
  • International flights (2 overnight)
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • 14 breakfasts and 2 lunches.  
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request
  • 14 Nights
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • 14 breakfasts and 2 lunches  
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request
  • 14 Nights
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • 14 breakfasts and 2 lunches  
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request

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