Chile & Brazil in 17 Days

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From the Andes to Iguazu

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This trip is perfect for those looking to combine vibrant cities with breathtaking natural wonders!

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San Pedro de Atacama
Santiago de Chile
Iguazu Falls, Brazilian side
Rio de Janeiro
São Paulo
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All flights
Accommodation
All transfers.
Activities
Some meals
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until December 2023
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Journey through Chile and Brazil to discover their rich natural beauty and vibrant cultures! From Santiago, nestled in the Andes, discover the otherworldly landscapes of San Pedro de Atacama before heading to Sao Paulo, a vibrant, sprawling metropolis. Come face-to-face with the mighty Iguazu Falls and enjoy the views of Rio de Janeiro from the top of Corcovado Mountain!

18 days trip including flights*

16 days and 15 nights in destination

1

NYC - SCL

2

NYC - SCL

Santiago de Chile

3

Santiago de Chile

4

SCL-CJC

San Pedro Atacama

5

San Pedro Atacama

6

San Pedro Atacama

7

CJC-SCL

Santiago de Chile

8

Santiago de Chile

9

SCL-SAO

Sao Paulo

10

Sao Paulo

11

SAO-IGU

Foz do Iguazú

12

Foz do Iguazú

13

Foz do Iguazú

14

IGU-RIO

Rio de Janeiro

15

Rio de Janeiro

16

Rio de Janeiro

17

RIO - NYC

18

RIO - NYC

* It may change depending of your departure city, departure date and arrival date.

The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.

1st Day: US - Night on board

It's time to explore the diverse landscapes and breathtaking natural beauty of Chile. Arrive at your U.S. departure airport ready to check-in for an overnight flight to Santiago. Night on board.

If either your outbound or inbound flights depart in the early hours (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the indicated departure day.

2nd Day: Santiago

It's time to live the good life in South America! Arrive in Santiago a beautiful city, surrounded by Andean mountains with a charming historic centre. Transfer to the hotel and get some rest ready to discover the city the following morning. Overnight stay in Santiago.

3rd Day: Santiago

After breakfast at the hotel, embark on a fascinating panoramic tour of Santiago. Begin your discovery on the main avenue, soaking up the atmosphere and history. Head to the cobblestoned neighbourhood of Lastarria, filled with green spaces and 19th-century mansions. Continue up to Santa Lucia Hill where you'll have some time to take photos of the amazing views and the Hidalgo Castle. Next up, explore the most emblematic sights in the city such as the Plaza de Armas, Santiago Cathedral, the La Moneda government house and the impressive Plaza de la Constitucion. See local life in action at the Central Market before stopping at a Lapis Lazuli store to admire the beautiful crafts and jewellery of local artisans. Return to the hotel and the remainder of the day is free at your leisure to explore or relax as you please. Join the locals in the historic plazas of the city for an evening drink! Overnight stay in Santiago.

Included
City Tour of Santiago
4th Day: Santiago - Calama - San Pedro de Atacama

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to airport for flight to Calama. On arrival, transfer to San Pedro de Atacama situated in the dusty plateaus of the Andean mountains. Arrive at the hotel and, depending on your arrival time, begin exploring this town at your leisure, set within the breath-taking natural scenery. Overnight stay in San Pedro de Atacama.

5th Day: San Pedro de Atacama

Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the morning at your leisure. We recommend an optional excursion to the Tatio Geysers and Machua.* In the afternoon set off on an excursion to the Valley of the Moon. In the heart of the Los Flamencos National Reserve, this unique landscape is filled with unique rock and sand formations that create a lunar-like appearance. Also explore the Valley of Death, with its breathtaking views of the Andes and settle in for a beautiful spectacle as the sunlight slowly fades below the horizon, casting amazing silhouettes and red tones across the valley at sunset. Return to San Pedro de Atacama for an overnight stay.

* Optional Tatio Geysers & Machuca Excursion: Take an excursion to the beautiful Altiplano, seeing off early to see the sunrise over the geothermal field of the Tatio Geysers, where 70 fumaroles emerge from the ground in jets of steam and water. Also visit the village of Machuca, home to traditional straw houses and artisans selling traditional Andean crafts and delicacies. Breakfast included.

Included
Excursion to the Valley of the Moon and Death Valley
Optional
Tatio Geysers & Machuca Excursion
6th Day: San Pedro de Atacama

After a leisurely breakfast, enjoy a free day to relax at your own pace or get out into the other-worldly landscapes of the Atacama desert to explore further. We recommend visiting the beautiful Altiplanic lagoons, a true natural spectacle. Overnight stay in San Pedro de Atacama.

* Optional Altiplanic Lagoons Excursion: Climb to the magnificent Salar de Aguas Calientes, famous for its red stones and visit the Altiplanic lagoons of Miscanti and Miniques, home to a multitude of wildlife. Afterwards, explore Chaxa Lagoon and the Andean town of Toconao to get to know local life in this unique environment. Lunch included.

Optional
Altiplanic Lagoons Excursion
7th Day: San Pedro de Atacama - Calama - Santiago

Breakfast at the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to Calama Airport to catch a flight back to the capital of Santiago. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the day is free at your leisure to enjoy the city atmosphere, go shopping for souvenirs or simply soak up the beautiful views of the Andes, visible from most parts of the city. Overnight stay in Santiago.

8th Day: Santiago

Breakfast at the hotel. The day is all yours to explore and relax at your own pace. Culture vultures will love the city's eclectic collection of museums. The Museum of Pre-Colombian Art is simply amazing, with artefacts and art from all across South America. On the other hand, you could make like a local and have a long, leisurely lunch whilst people watching in one of the plazas. We recommend an optional excursion to Vina del Mar and Valparaiso.* Overnight stay in Santiago.

* Optional Excursion to Vina del Mar & Valparaiso: Vist Vina del Mar and Valparaíso, two coastal cities located just 90 minutes from Santiago. Valparaiso is known for its vibrant cultural scene whilst Vina del Mar, which was originally a wine-making region, is today the most popular resort in Chile.

Optional
Valparaíso & Viña del Mar Excursion
9th Day: Santiago - Sao Paulo

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off for Brazil today! At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Sao Paulo. Arrive in Sao Paulo and transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the day is free to explore one of the world's most populous cities! A vibrant financial center, Sao Paulo is famed for its eclectic mix of architecture. Overnight stay in Sao Paulo.

10th Day: Sao Paulo

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure to explore the city at your own pace. Why not soak up the local atmosphere and admire the exotic produce at the Mercado Municipal, take a stroll through leafy Ibirapuera Park or admire the awe-inspiring architecture of Sao Paulo Cathedral? Overnight stay in Sao Paulo.

11th Day: Sao Paulo - Iguazu

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for a flight to Iguazu, home of the mighty Iguazu Falls! On arrival, transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free at your leisure. If your arrival time allows, we suggest a stroll through the jungle or simply take time to relax in this pristine natural setting. Overnight stay in Iguazu.

12th Day: Iguazu

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for the Iguazu National Park Visitor Center to begin a tour of the Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls. Follow the trail through the verdant rainforest until reaching the falls and a panoramic view of more than 240 different waterfalls. Take the footbridge to the legendary Devil's Throat, the largest waterfall at Iguazu. Ride the panoramic elevator to the upper viewpoint and be awe-struck by the power of nature and the thundering walls of water! On the way back to the hotel, stop at a local handicraft center to discover the works of local artisans. Overnight stay in Iguazu. 

 

Included
Excursion to Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls
13th Day: Iguazu

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure in Iguazu. Get out and explore the natural environment to contemplate the spectacular landscapes of rainbows, birds, exotic plants and trees. Alternatively, why not explore the city of Foz do Iguacu to shop for souvenirs and encounter the local culture. Overnight stay in Iguazu. 

14th Day: Iguazu - Rio de Janeiro

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for a flight to Rio de Janeiro, the vibrant Brazilian capital in the shadow of Christ the Redeemer. Transfer to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. We recommend a stroll along Rio's famous beaches, Copacabana and Ipanema. Overnight in Rio de Janeiro.

15th Day: Rio de Janeiro

Breakfast at the hotel. Set off on a half-day tour to Corcovado Mountain, home of the incredible Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Travel by van, stopping to take photos in the charming neighbourhood of Santa Teresa where you can admire the world-famous Selaron Steps! At Corcovado Mountain, admire the beauty and wildlife of Tijuca National Park before observing the breathtaking view of Rio de Janeiro and visiting the awe-inspiring Christ the Redeemer statue! Transfer back to the city and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. Overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro. 

Included
Corcovado Mountain
16th Day: Rio de Janeiro

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a final day in Brazil at your leisure. Why not go shopping for the flamboyant fashions that are so typical of Rio or enjoy an optional excursion to Sugar Loaf Mountain for an unforgettable view of the city.* Overnight stay in Rio de Janeiro.

Optional Excursion to Sugar Loaf Mountain: Enjoy a panoramic tour of downtown Rio to see the Metropolitan Cathedral before taking the cable car to Morro da Urca and iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain for unforgettable views across Guanabara Bay and the emblematic beaches of Niteroi. Look down on Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress and several beaches of Niterói and be amazed at the sheer beauty and diversity of the Rio's skyline.

Optional
Sugar Loaf Mountain Excursion
17th Day: Rio de Janeiro - Night on board

Breakfast at the hotel. It's time to bring your unforgettable South American adventure to an end. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for the flight back to the US. Night on board.

18th Day: US

Arrive in the US and end your trip.

Accommodation: 15 Nights

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Included activities

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Included

Included activity for day 3

Duration 03:30h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx

Physical rating:

Moderate

City Tour of Santiago

Discover the top landmarks and history of Santiago on this guided tour to better understand Chilean culture.

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Included

Included activity for day 5

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 15:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Active

Excursion to the Valley of the Moon and Death Valley

We head to the driest desert in the world to see the geological spectacle of the Valley of the Moon. We continue to the Valley of Death, where we admire the impressive golden and reddish tones of the sunset over the desert

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Included

Included activity for day 12

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

Excursion to Brazilian side of the Iguazu Falls

Enjoy a different perspective of the Iguazu Falls, one of the 7 Wonders of the Natural World. Stroll along the well-placed viewing trails at the edge of the falls and enjoy a spectacular panorama of one of the biggest waterfall systems in the world.

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Included

Included activity for day 15

Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:00 Approx

Physical rating:

Light

Corcovado Mountain

Visit the famous Corcovado Mountain, home to the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue and soak up the views of Rio de Janeiro below. Afterwards, descend from the hills to see the exterior of the Maracanã, the Sambódromo and the Selaron Steps.

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
If you have reduced mobility you can request assistance for these activities by speaking to one of our experts
Optional

Suggested activity for day 5

Tatio Geysers & Machuca Excursion

Head to the Altiplano, setting off early to see the sunrise over the geothermal field of the Tatio Geysers, where 70 fumaroles emerge from the ground in jets of steam and water. Breakfast included. Entrances not included.

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Optional

Suggested activity for day 6

Altiplanic Lagoons Excursion

Visit Chaxa Lagoon, home to flamingos and birdlife, and the lagoons of Miscanti and Miñique, surrounded by volcanoes. Also see the red stones of the Salar de Aguas Calientes. Lunch included. Entrances not included.

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Optional

Suggested activity for day 8

Valparaíso & Viña del Mar Excursion

Vist Vina del Mar and Valparaíso, two coastal cities located just 90 minutes from Santiago. Valparaiso is known for its vibrant cultural scene whilst Vina del Mar, which was originally a wine-making region, is today the most popular resort in Chile.

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Optional

Suggested activity for day 16

Sugar Loaf Mountain Excursion

Enjoy a panoramic tour of downtown Rio to see the Metropolitan Cathedral before taking the cable car to Morro da Urca and iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain for unforgettable views across Guanabara Bay and the emblematic beaches of Niteroi.

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The price includes

  • Included in all our trips. more information
  • Departures from main US airports.
  • International flights: US - Santiago, Rio de Janeiro - US.
  • Internal and international flights: Santiago - Calama, Calama - Santiago, Santiago - Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo - Iguazu, Iguazu - Rio de Janeiro. *
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  • 15 nights accommodation in Charm and Superior category hotels.
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  • 15 breakfasts.
  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with an English-speaking guide.
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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

* Documentation of the internal flights will either be available in the "My bookings" section in your "Customer Area" 14 days before your trip or delivered to you on arrival at your destination. It is essential to fill in the passport information correctly for each passenger in the given boxes at the end of the reservations process.

Maximum checked baggage limit on internal flights is 15kg.

  • Entry requirements
    Passport required for length of stay with one blank passport page.
  • Visa
    No visa is required for stays up to 90 days.
  • Currency
    Peso
  • Language
    Spanish
  • Electricity
    220V. Adapter required.
  • Health
    There are no mandatory vaccinations for travelers coming from the U.S.
  • Time zone
    UTC - 05:00.
  • Tourist Office website
    https://chile.travel/en

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category.

The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.

 

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