BRAZIL, ARGENTINA & CHILE - 2018
Tour Code -
RIO DE JANEIRO
From $4662 AUD
According to Chile’s famous poet, Pablo Neruda, “Laughter is the language of the soul.” Well, you’ll be laughing in Chile on this holiday, because Monograms has handled all the details for you, allowing you to just relax, enjoy…and laugh! And it’s not just Chile you’ll visit; you’ll also visit Brazil & Argentina. On this 12-day tour, we’ve arranged your hotel reservations, daily buffet breakfast, and sightseeing. Plus, a one-of-a-kind feature is the Monograms Local Host®, a “friend” who will answer your questions, offer suggestions, and help ensure your holiday runs smoothly in each city.
Your holiday begins the moment you arrive. Monograms can pick you up at the airport, so you don’t have to deal with hassles or logistical issues of getting to your hotel after your flight to Rio de Janeiro. At your selected hotel, your Local Host will help you get settled, present you with materials to familiarize you with the city, and help personalize your trip. The next morning, after your included breakfast, we’ll pick you up at your hotel for a private sightseeing tour with a local expert. Your tour includes a cog-wheel train through Tijuca Forest to the top of Corcovado Mountain, home to the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the new Seven Modern Wonders of the World. In Buenos Aires, your private sightseeing features the must-see attractions, including the La Boca district and the Cemetery of the Recoleta, where Eva Peron is buried. From a local expert, hear why Buenos Aires is called the “Paris of South America” and learn insider secrets. In Santiago, your private sightseeing with an expert local guide includes the Plaza de Armas and an inside visit to the 18th-century Cathedral. Throughout the tour, the inside visits include VIP access, so you can skip the lines. Why be like all the other tourists standing in line when you can be up close and personal with the tango dancers in the La Boca district or capturing the perfect shot from atop Corcovado Mountain?
In each city, you’ll have a full day to explore on your own (with the support of your Local Hosts of course). Perhaps enjoy a samba show in Rio and a Tango show in Buenos Aires. Take an excursion to Chile’s wine country or explore the markets offered in each city. And it’s not just the cities you’ll experience on this tour…we’ll also take you to Iguassu Falls, where we’ll give you a private tour on both the Argentine and Brazilian sides of the falls. Hear the thundering roar of the water, see the surrounding luxuriant growth, and be awed by the rainbows formed in the mist. It is nothing short of spectacular!
Between the sightseeing, guides, hotels, and transportation we’ve arranged, plus the time saved and the reassurance of having Local Hosts in each city, you’ve got yourself a wonderful holiday!
- LOCAL HOST SERVICE
In Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires & Santiago.
- SIGHTSEEING & ACTIVITIES
Sightseeing with a Local Guide, inside visits, and special features are shown in UPPERCASE.
Personalise your package ahead of time with additional excursions. Visit our website for details and conditions.
As outlined in the day-by-day itinerary below and private airport transfers to/from intra-holiday flights; intra-holiday flights included.
Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.
Buffet breakfast daily (B).
Day by Day
ARRIVE IN RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL.
Welcome to South America's capital of glamour-Rio de Janeiro, where you will be met by your Local Host.
RIO DE JANEIRO.
Today, your PRIVATE CITY TOUR journeys to the Cosme Velho district to board a cog-wheel train that will whisk you through the lush tropical vegetation of Tijuca Forest to the top of CORCOVADO Mountain. This rounded peak rising 701 metres (2,300 feet) from the bay below is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and home to the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Enjoy a breathtaking 360-degree panorama, which affords sweeping views of the city and beaches below. The afternoon and evening are at leisure. Tonight you may opt to join an outing to a fun churrascaria for a feast of barbecued meats that are marinated and roasted over charcoal in true Brazilian style, followed by a Samba show, where the sheer vitality of this country explodes in a colourful extravaganza. (B)
RIO DE JANEIRO.
Enjoy a full day at leisure. Your Local Host will be happy to suggest optional activities and excursions to fill your day. (B)
RIO DE JANEIRO-IGUASSU FALLS.
Fly to IGUASSU FALLS and enjoy a private tour of the Brazilian side of the falls, with some cataracts as high as 76 metres (250 feet). The clouds of spray, incessant roar, and surrounding luxuriant tropical growth make this an unforgettable natural wonder. (B)
This morning with your Local Host, take the Ecological Jungle TRAIN and tour the Argentine side of IGUASSU FALLS, with numerous walkways that wind under the crashing water. (B)
IGUASSU FALLS-BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA.
Fly to Buenos Aires, proud capital of the vast country that occupies most of the southern part of the continent. After arriving at your central hotel, you will have time to become acquainted with the "Paris of South America" and its wide boulevards and outdoor cafes. (B)
Your private sightseeing TOUR features the La Boca district, San Telmo, Plaza de Mayo to see La Casa Rosada (the President's Pink House) and METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL, Colon Opera House, and the CEMETERY of the Recoleta, burial site of Eva Peron. (B)
Perhaps take an excursion to experience Argentine country life at an estancia. (B)
BUENOS AIRES-SANTIAGO, CHILE.
Depart this morning on a scenic flight over the Andes before arriving in Santiago, Chile's capital. This country is more than 10 times longer than wide, with 4,264 kilometres (2,650 miles) of beautiful Pacific coastline. (B)
Located in the centre of the country and perched between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes, Santiago has evolved as the country's political, commercial, and cultural capital. Step back into the 16th century on your private TOUR as your Local Guide traces the city's history and heritage. Start at La Moneda, the official Government Palace, and nearby San Cristobal Hill with its landmark statue of the Virgin Mary. Your tour ends at the Plaza de Armas, the main square, with a visit to the 18th-century CATHEDRAL. (B)
Today is at leisure. Perhaps take a trip to the beautiful coastal region west of Santiago and the cities of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. (B)
Your holiday ends after breakfast this morning. (B)
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