South American Odyssey with Easter Island
About Easter Island, Chile
Sample the unique cultures of South America on this thrilling vacation to Brazil, Argentina, and Chile, including stays in Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Santiago, and Easter Island. On this tour, you’ll see some amazing scenery and natural wonders, including Iguassu Falls, located on the border of Brazil and Argentina. See the falls from both sides—with their thunderous roar, torrential downpour, and brilliant rainbows. Everywhere you look, there is water pouring down! Words cannot describe the sheer wonder of the falls! But that’s not all…even more beauty awaits you in Bariloche, which boasts some of Argentina’s most glorious scenery. Take a chairlift ride to a lookout point at Cerro Campanario, rated one of the top 10 viewing spots by National Geographic. Experience breathtaking panoramic views and breathe fresh mountain air. In addition to beautiful scenery, you’ll also experience the vibrant cities—Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Santiago—and enjoy a guided sightseeing tour in each city. A highlight of any trip to Rio is the Christ the Redeemer statue, the 98-foot statue of Jesus that was elected a New Seven Wonders of the World. In Buenos Aires, stroll the streets of this friendly town and experience a Tango show—a passionate, sizzling dance. You’ll even have the chance to dance the Tango at a lesson! Outside of Buenos Aires, visit an estancia (ranch) to learn about the life of gauchos (cowboys). In Santiago, you’ll have an opportunity to take an optional excursion to Chile’s wine country. Finally, be amazed in Easter Island, one of the most isolated islands on earth. By about 300 AD, a small group of Polynesian seafarers settled on the island, and they eventually began carving the hundreds of giant stone head statues—called moai—that still pepper the island. You’ll have an opportunity to see the moai as well as visit the volcano and caves. From the lakes and mountains to the towns and cities, this vacation through South America is a remarkable adventure!
RIO DE JANEIROCable-car ride up Sugar Loaf Mountain; welcome dinner; sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Corcovado Mountain and the cathedral; Samba show and churrascaria dinnerIGUASSU FALLSSightseeing with a Local Guide on both sides of the falls; Ecological Jungle TrainBUENOS AIRESWalking tour; visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and Recoleta Cemetery; [LF] Tango lesson & show; [LF] visit a local estanciaBARILOCHESightseeing with a Local Guide; chairlift to Cerro Campanario; [LF] Andes lake crossingPUERTO MONTTSightseeing tourSANTIAGOGuided city sightseeing; visit the cathedral; farewell dinnerEASTER ISLANDTwo days of sightseeingHeadsets throughout the tour
RIO DE JANEIRO Sheraton Rio (D)IGUASSU FALLS Hotel Mabu Thermas (F)BUENOS AIRES Sheraton Buenos Aires (MD)BARILOCHE Edelweiss (SF)PUERTO VARAS Cumbres Patagonicas (SF)SANTIAGO Sheraton Santiago (D)EASTER ISLAND Hotel Taha Tai (BA)
Breakfast (B) daily, 4 lunches (L), 8 three-course dinners (D) including a welcome dinner & churrascaria dinner with Samba show in Rio, a Tango & dinner show in Buenos Aires, and farewell dinner in Santiago