Southern Explorer Holiday

A 4 Week Holiday Exploring the Best Of Southern Patagonia, Northern Argentina and the Beaches of Brazil

From the dramatic mountains of Southern Patagonia, the red rock mountains of Northeast Argentina, to the beaches of Brazil, our Southern Explorer holiday is the perfect holiday for those that like to take their time. Explore some of the best highlights of Chile and Argentina before finishing on the beaches of Brazil.

Your holiday will begin by exploring the charming streets of Santiago before heading the beautiful Chilean Lake District and on to the dramatic mountains of the Torres Del Paine National Park. At this point you will cross the border into Argentina and discover the dramatic Perito Moreno Glacier before heading up to the Swiss style town of Bariloche and Argentinas region of lakes and mountains. Next you will head to see the many attractions of the capital, Buenos Aires before going up to the Northeast region of the country, home to the red rock Andes Mountains, salt flats and Altiplanico lagoons. Finally you will head over to see the almighty Iguazu Falls before finishing on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro and Buzios in Brazil.

Highlights

  • Discover the charms, boutiques and restaurants of Santiago
  • Explore the crystal blue lakes of the beautiful Chilean Lake District
  • Be awe inspired by the dramatic scenery of Southern Patagonia and the Torres Del Paine
  • Visit one of Argentina’s biggest attractions the Perito Moreno Glacier
  • See the crystal blue lakes and dramatic mountains of Bariloche
  • Discover the sights and sounds of Buenos Aires
  • See the red rock mountains and dramatic scenery of Northwest Argentina
  • Visit the almighty Iguazu Falls
  • Discover the vibrant, samba filled streets of Rio de Janeiro
  • Finish with 3 nights relaxing on the beaches of Buzios
  • Prices from £4,699.00 per person

Tailormade

Any element of this holiday can be tailormade to your requirements, including the places you want to see and the things that are important to you. Just contact one of our Travel Specialists today.

Day 1 - 3: Santiago

Fly overnight from the UK to Santiago for 2 nights in the capital city of Chile. Enjoy a fascinating Half Day City Tour on your first morning and learn about the fascinating multi-cultural history of Chile which has shaped what the country has become today. Your guide will also suggest great places to see with the rest of your time.

With the rest of your time in the city you could head up the San Cristobal hill for a great view over the city or discover one of the cities many parks, art galleries and museums.

Day 4 - 6: Chilean Lake District

Today you will fly to Puerto Montt for the Chilean Lake District. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the lake side town of Puerto Varas where you will stay at a centrally located hotel.

On your first day you will join a full day tour to the beautiful Chiloe Island. After taking the ferry across you will continue to the bay of Ancud. There you will take time to explore the community, the local craft and fish market and the famous San Antonio fortress. If it is within the season, you will then continue to see the Penguin Colony at Punihuil Cove.

With the rest of your time in the Lakes you may decide to enjoy one of the many adventure activities on offer or just relax and admire the view!

Day 7 - 9: Puerto Natales & Torres del Paine

Today you will fly onto Punta Arenas in the depths of Southern Patagonia. You will be met at the airport and transferred to the town of Puerto Natales where you will stay for 3 nights in a centrally located hotel.

On your first day you will join a full day tour to the famous Torres Del Paine. The tour will take you to a number of the highlights in the park including Lago Grey and various excellent view points for the 3 Torres. Your guide will tell you all about the park and what makes it unique as well as pointing out the unique wildlife as you come across it. It's a day full of dramatic snow-capped mountains, stunning scenery and beautiful lakes and glaciers.
With the rest of your time in Puerto Natales, you may decide to try out one of the many adventure activities in the surrounding area or relax around town.

(Option to stay inside Torres del Paine National Park available – please ask your Travel Specialist for more details)

Day 10 - 11: El Calafate & the Perito Moreno Glacier

Today you will take a scenic coach journey over the Andes to El Calafate where you will stay for 2 nights. You will discover the hugely impressive sight of the Perito Moreno glacier on a full day tour which will take you as close to the face of it as you can get. If you still want to get closer speak to your Latin Routes Travel Specialist about trekking on the ice itself (not included)

Day 12 - 14: Bariloche & the Lakes

Fly from El Calafate to Bariloche to see the amazing scenery of Argentina’s Lake District. You will spend 3 nights at a lake side hotel near to town.

Enjoy a Half Day Scenic Surroundings tour which will head out of town to some of the best viewpoints in the surrounding area. Make sure you don’t forget your camera for photos of crystal clear blue lakes set against a backdrop of snow-capped Andes Mountains. With the rest of your time you can discover more highlights of the region for yourself.

Day 15 - 16: Buenos Aires

Fly to Buenos Aires for 2 nights in the home of the tango. Enjoy a fascinating Half Day City Tour on your first morning and learn about the fascinating history of Argentina which has shaped what the country has become today. You will also discover great places to see with the rest of your time.

With the rest of your time in the city you could discover one of the cities many art galleries or museums. If your stay falls over a Sunday, you could visit the famous San Telmo Sunday Market which is home to a huge range of local artisan stalls, live music, tango and a buzzing atmosphere.

Day 17 - 19: Salta & the Northwest

Fly from Buenos Aires to Salta where you will find the surrounding scenery dominated by the dramatic red rock Andes Mountains. You will spend 3 nights at a centrally located hotel in Salta.

Spend you first day exploring the city. There are some beautiful historic buildings to discover in the centre as well as the fascinating Archaeological Museum where you can learn all about the cultures that used to inhabit the area.

On your second day you will head out from the city on a full day tour to Cafayate. The drive to Cafayate through the red rock mountains is stunning and make sure you keep your camera handy! Cafayate is a wine producing area of Argentina, famous for producing the white Torrontes wine and you will see a number of vineyards as you get near to the town. You will spend a few hours in the town including time for lunch (not included) before heading back to Salta.

Day 20 – 21: Iguazu Falls

Today you will fly on to Puerto Iguazu to discover the almighty Iguazu Falls where you will spend 2 nights. Enjoy a full day tour to the Argentinian side of the Iguazu Falls to discover one of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls. With the rest of your time you can explore the national parks or try one of the numerous adventure activities on offer.

Day 22 - 24: Rio de Janeiro

Fly from the UK to Rio de Janeiro for 3 nights in the “Marvellous City”. Enjoy an exciting Half Day tour to see Corcovado (Statue of Christ) and the Tijuca Rainforest. With the rest of your time you could visit the historic downtown area or visit the beautiful Botanical Gardens. Alternatively you would be forgiven for spending your time sipping Caprhinias on the beautiful white sands of Copacabana Beach!

Day 25 - 27: Buzios

In the morning you will transfer to Buzios. Buzios is a relaxed town on a peninsula which is home to over 20 stunning beaches. Here you can finish your holiday with 3 nights relaxing on a beach in the famous Brazilian sunshine or perhaps you would prefer to take a schooner trip for some world class snorkelling.

Day 28 - 29: Fly to UK

You will head back to Rio de Janeiro and on to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK

Guide Prices

 Style

 Accommodation

 Tours & Transfers  From Price
 Budget

 2 - 3 Star

 Mix of Private & Shared  £4699 per person
 Comfort

 3 - 4 Star

 Mix of Private & Shared  £5889 per person
 Luxury

 4 - 5 Star

 All Private  £7999 per person

The price is based on twin / double share and based on the lowest season of travel. Please contact a Latin Routes Travel Specialist or submit an enquiry to have this holiday accurately costed for you.

Includes

  • International Economy Flights from UK (via Europe)
  • Internal Economy Flights
  • 26 night’s accommodation as detailed – lead in room category
  • Transfers (mixture of shared, private & public services)
  • Half Day Tour of Santiago
  • Full Day Tour to Chiloe Island
  • Full Day Tour to Torres del Paine
  • Full Day Tour to Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Half Day Scenic Surroundings Tour in Bariloche
  • Half Day Small Tour of Buenos Aires
  • Full Day Tour to Cafayate
  • Half Day Tour to the Argentinian side of Iguazu Falls
  • Half Day Tour to Corcovado & Tijuca Forest
  • Services of Latin Routes Guides throughout your stay

Excludes

  • Meals not indicated in your itinerary,
  • Local departure taxes payable locally,
  • Where applicable locally payable car hire related charges,
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry and drinks etc,
  • Tips for guides and drivers (discretionary),
  • Camera or video fees at any sites,
  • Travel insurance
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