In association with our sister company Journey Latin America we invite you to join us on an incredible journey exploring the incomparable landscapes and captivating cultures of Chile, Argentina and Brazil
A Jules Verne Limited Edition
Flight - 1 night
Santiago - 2 nights
Torres Del Paine - 4 nights
El Calafate - 2 nights
Bariloche - 2 nights
Buenos Aires - 2 nights
Iguazú Falls - 2 nights
Rio de Janeiro - 3 nights
Flight - 1 night
A luxury 20-day journey through Chile, Argentina and Brazil
Explore the extremes of South America in the comfort of luxury accommodations. Dramatically beautiful Patagonia, shared by Argentina and Chile and divided by the Andes, is filled with the most breathtaking natural splendour, towering granite peaks, turquoise lagoons and glorious glaciers, boasting unparalleled photogenic scenery. Cross the ice-capped Andes to El Calafate and visit the towering ice walls of the Perito Moreno glacier, continue to Bariloche in the heart of the lake district, the soaring peaks of Cerro Catedral, López, Nireco and Shaihuenque ring the town, giving picture-postcard views in nearly every direction. Explore the fascinating heritage of Buenos Aires, wander among the colourful clapboard houses of La Boca, delight in the Recoleta district and watch tango in San Telmo. Straddling the border between Brazil and Argentina, Iguazú Falls is a most awe-inspiring sight, where cascades crash through tangled sub-tropical jungle. So to lively and cosmopolitan Rio de Janeiro, offering a myriad of delights from the beach sports of Copacabana to the statue of Christ the Redeemer, on Corcovado Mountain, overlooking the city.
Chauffeur Driven Transfers*
Expert Local Guides
Specially Selected Luxury Hotels
Personalised Excursion Programme
Group Size: 6 – 12
Day 1 Fly from London Heathrow to Santiago de Chile.
Day 2 Transfer to the Hotel Singular for two nights, Santiago is set in a broad valley between ranges of the Andes, with majestic snow-capped peaks, and a smaller coastal range with a distinctly Mediterranean feel. Enjoy a walking tour of historic Santiago. See Santa Lucia Hill where Spanish conquistador Pedro de Valdivia founded Santiago. Explore Plaza de Armas, Santiago’s cathedral, the main post office, and city hall are all located around the square. Welcome dinner at one of Lastarria’s exclusive restaurants. (D)
Day 3 Travel into the heartland of Chile’s wine growing region. Pirque in the Maipo Valley is home to several of the country’s top vineyards. Visit the Perez Cruz winery, a family-run operation producing Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Petit Verdot, Syrah, and Malbec. Tour the bodega and cellar followed by a tasting and lunch. (B, L)
Day 4 Fly to Punta Arenas and continue to your lodge on the edge of Torres del Paine National Park. Be enthralled by the grandiose scenery, the huge granite massif of Torres del Paine, milky blue and gem-sharp emerald lakes, sinuous rivers, glaciers and wind-scoured steppes. The habitat of over 150 species of birds; flamingos, condors, eagles and rhea and 25 mammal’s; guanacos, armadillos, silver foxes and pumas. Tierra Patagonia, your home for the next four nights sits on a bluff overlooking the rain-fed lake Sarmiento, view iceberg-dotted lakes, snow-jacketed mountains, scrawny forests and expanses of open steppe. (B, L, D)
Days 5-7 A full range of excursions within and around Torres del Paine National Park are available. Explore on foot, horseback, bike, or by boat, your local guide will create a plan tailor-made just for you, assessing your physical activity level and interests, so that your exploration of Torres del Paine is perfect for you. (B, L, D)
Day 8 Take the scenic drive over the frontier to Argentina across the Patagonian steppe. The beautiful mountainous scenery is staggering. Reach the shores of the turquoise Lago Argentino and town of El Calafate. Stay two nights at the Xelena Hotel, meet your expert tour manager who remains with you until Rio. (B, L)
Day 9 Excursion to Perito Moreno glacier. Drive to Los Glaciares National Park, explore the walkways and viewing platform overlooking the glacier. The thundering shards of falling ice are a breathtaking spectacle at the Canal de los Tempanos. The glacier is 5km wide and stands 60m above the surface of the lake. Its ice masses are fed by the southern continental ice field from the west and from other smaller surrounding glaciers. Later take a launch for a cruise on the lake beneath the glacier. (B)
Days 10-11 Fly to Bariloche in Argentina’s lake district, an unspoilt region of sleeping snow-stifled volcanoes, dark sapphire lakes fringed by dense forests and small Alpine-style towns. Transfer along the lake shore to the Llao Llao Hotel Resort, your home for the next two nights. On an enviable position on a promontory between the crystalline waters of lakes Nahuel Huapi and Moreno, surrounded by ancient cypress woods, spectacular views extend to an amphitheatre of mountains including the snow-drenched volcanic peak of Mount Tronador. You have a full day at leisure to enjoy the hotel’s facilities, excursions and activities. Perhaps take a boat excursion on the surrounding lakes. The hotel and your tour manager will assist you in arranging your preferred activity. (B)
Day 12 Fly to Buenos Aires and the Hyatt Palacio Duhau for a two night stay. The Argentine capital is elegant, cultured and cosmopolitan, has interesting museums and the fascinating port district of La Boca, with its cobbled streets and brightly painted houses. Here tango was born and Diego Maradona honed his footballing skills. The centre of town has a nostalgic European feel, the bohemian quarter of San Telmo is full of quaint old houses interspersed with antique shops, tango bars and restaurants. Recoleta has an evocative French influence with much Belle Epoque and Italianate architecture, and is where Eva Peron was laid to rest. (B)
Day 13 City tour visiting the 19th-century Teatro Colon, with its excellent architecture, design, and acoustics, it is considered one of the world’s best. On Plaza de Mayo see the Metropolitan cathedral, Town Hall, Casa Rosada and presidential palace. Continue to La Boca, settled and built by Italian immigrants and explore Recoleta. Later enjoy an elegant tango show with dinner at La Gala. (B, L, D)
Day 14 Fly to Puerto Iguazú in the subtropical northeast corner of Argentina. Your hotel, the Gran Melia, is a short stroll from Iguazú Falls, so you have the advantage of being able to get down to the water’s edge before all the Day trippers. The Iguazú Falls are one of the most extraordinary natural phenomena in the world. A total of 275 falls thunder over a rust-coloured cliff surrounded by dense tropical forest. The U-shaped Devil’s Throat is the most dramatic sight, here the frothing water of the Iguazú River crashes over a 1.5km wide precipice and columns of vapour are thrown skyward. You can often spot colourful toucans and other exotic birds perched in the foliage above the tumultuous waters. (B)
Day 15 Join the little train as it chugs to Cataratas Station where the Upper Walk begins. A sequence of causeways link dozens of tiny basalt islands at the top of the sheer rock face and the walkways cross the myriad of streams of the Iguazú River as they cascade over the lip of the precipice. The train continues to Devil’s Throat Station and a walkway across the river to the thunderous Garganta del Diablo. From this spectacular vantage point you can feel the incredible power of the water, the flow is mesmeric as it plummets into the vortex below. (B)
Day 16 Cross the border into Brazil, stopping to explore the falls from the Brazilian perspective. Fly to Rio de Janeiro and the Belmond Copacabana Palace for three nights. Rio is the most romantic, intriguing and beautiful city on the continent, it has an awesome bay-side location among near-vertical granite mountains and sparkling bays against the backdrop of favelas, which cling precariously to the hillsides, as tropical foliage swoops down to its sandy beaches. (B)
Day 17 Discover the iconic sights of Rio. Climb aboard a cog railway to the statue of Christ the Redeemer, where you can view the city. The steep ride up the hill is worth the trip alone, the panoramas at the peak on a clear day are stupendous. Walk down into the city via the arty district of Santa Teresa, the colonial heart of the city close to the Cathedral, stopping for lunch. Continue to Sugar Loaf Mountain, ascending by cable car, from the summit take in Copacabana beach, Botafogo Bay with its bobbing sailboats and yachts, and at sunset watch the city prepare for nightfall as twinkling lights penetrate the purple haze as dusk falls. (B, L)
Day 18 At leisure to soak up your sumptuous surroundings – visit the hotel spa or relax by the pool. The chic boutiques of lpanema are a stroll away along the beachfront. The quarters of Leblon and Lagoa have excellent restaurants and night clubs with world class performers. Farewell dinner. (B, D)
Day 19 Full day at leisure for independent exploration or simply to relax and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere. Evening transfer for the homeward flight.
Day 20 Morning arrival at Heathrow.
Located at the heart of the artistic and urban centre of the city, The Singular’s neo classic architectural style was designed as a tribute to the cultural and historic surroundings. WiFi throughout. Boasting a delightful rooftop terrace and plunge pool with 62 spacious, beautifully decorated guestrooms.
Sitting comfortably on the shores of Lake Sarmiento. Surrounded by rolling pampa, the hotel has panoramic views of Torres del Paine Massif National Park. The building’s architecture is beautifully integrated with the landscape and the design is purely Patagonian. This luxury hotel features a common living room, a bar, a dining area, a TV room, on-site boutique shop and a terrace. WiFi throughout. The 40 rooms are elegant yet understated, with locally-sourced materials, artwork and whitewashed walls.
With its exotic location, abundance of amenities and Historical Monument status, Llao Llao Hotel & Resort is a delight, set within a 15 hectare park with incredible views of lakes, forests and mountains, it boasts a magnificent pool, golf course, spa and restaurants offering regional Patagonia and international fayre. With WiFi throughout, its 205 rustically refined guest rooms have a mini-bar and TV.
This luxury hotel is located in the Recoleta district. The neo-classical building is surrounded by elegant boutiques and famous landmarks. The hotel offers a fitness suite, swimming pool and a spa. WiFi throughout. The 165 air-conditioned rooms effortlessly combining classic French style with modern chic.
Superbly located within the Iguazú National Park, with gardens, pool, spa, and tennis court, the hotel has fine public areas to relax and admire the stunning surroundings. A buffet restaurant, lobby bar and pool bar provide a range of dining options, WiFi throughout. The 180 modern, comfortable rooms have fine views of the jungle.
An art deco masterpiece, Belmond Copacabana Palace is the crown jewel on the world’s most iconic beach A cosmopolitan way of life meets old-world glamour at Belmond Copacabana Palace. There are 239 rooms and suites, a Michelin starred restaurant, iconic piano bar, pool bar, swimming pool, spa fitness center and rooftop tennis.
Pre tour extension - Atacama Desert
Atacama Desert, one of the greatest travel experiences on the planet, has an inspiring setting of wind-sculpted canyons and salt lakes providing a backdrop that is ethereal. The driest desert in the world is also one of the world’s foremost stargazing centres. Spend three nights at Luxury Tierra Atacama on an all-inclusive basis, with a full expedition programme. The focus is getting out into those landscapes to discover their myriad wonders—the geysers, the moonscapes, the glittering salt pans and the wild creatures that have made this harsh but spectacular place home. Explore on hikes, horseback rides and cultural excursions, finish each day at the pool or the spa. As the sun goes down on Licancabur volcano, sip cocktails around an open fire on the terrace and watch the desert sky fill up with a million stars.
Day 1 Fly to Santiago.
Day 2 Transfer to the Santiago Singular for overnight. Day at leisure.
Day 3 Fly to Calama and transfer to Tierra Atacama for three nights. Drive to the Moon Valley to enjoy the sunset. (B, L, D)
Day 4 Excursion to Atacama Salt Lake, the driest desert area in the world and the Lagunas Miscanti and Miniques. (B, L, D)
Day 5 Early morning visit to the Tatio Geysers at an altitude of 4,321 meters. (B, L, D)
Day 6 Fly to Santiago and join the group at the Santiago Singular to begin the tour. (B)
Tierra Atacama was built on a former cattle corral, the adobe walls of which have been preserved and incorporated into its rustic-chic design. The hotel has a cutting edge, minimalist style which nevertheless reflects aspects of San Pedro de Atacama's cultural history. Proud of its environmental achievements, in late 2017 the hotel announced its entire reliance on solar energy. There’s a choice of daily excursions including hikes, a day trip to the Tatio Geysers and bike rides through small local villages.
The hotel restaurant uses fresh local ingredients including vegetables from its own garden. Meals are taken communally, adding to the informal, sociable atmosphere of the lounge and bar where guests can mingle in the evening. You can also relax around the swimming pool and spa, amongst the landscaped gardens or on a sunken sofa on the terrace, warmed by open fire pits.The rooms are individually decorated and thoroughly contemporary in design, taking inspiration from desert hues and natural textures. They all have private terraces and views over the Licancabur volcano and offer a serene environment, deliberately free from the distraction of television.
per person in a twin/double
British Airways from London Heathrow
A Jules Verne Limited Edition
Supplements per person
Single supplement £3990
British Airways World Traveller Plus from £595
British Airways Business Class from £2795
Pre-tour Extension - Atacama Desert
5 nights £3295
Single supplement £895
Air travel and taxes, VIP return transfers, 17-nights in specially selected luxury accommodation, breakfast daily, 7 lunches and 7 dinners,full board with beverages in Tierra Patagonia, excursions and visits as described, local guides and representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.
Travel insurance, visa procurement, tipping, porterage, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.
*On all of our Great Journeys, we provide a VIP chauffeur driven transfer for passengers living within a 70-mile radius of the point of departure. For those passengers that live outside of this 70-mile radius, we will provide the most competitive quotation for the additional mileage.
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