Overview

Experience the vibrant cultures of the bottom half of South America on a 17-day adventure to Chile, Argentina, and Brazil. Sip wine in Santiago, dance the tango in Buenos Aires, and soak up the sun on the famous beaches of Rio. Enjoying an ideal combination of guided excursions and free time, you’re sure to fall for this alluring region. gnite your passion for adventure.

Travel Style: National Geographic Journeys By Nautica

From: $5999

17 days - Santiago to Rio de Janeiro
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Highlights from Discover Brazil, Argentina & Chile

Brazilian Community

Travel to an Afro-Brazilian community near Paraty to get to know this unique, centuries-old culture founded by former slaves. Explore the town and meet members of the community over a delicious lunch of local dishes and fresh fruit juice.

Chilean Cultural Tour

Embrace Chilean culture in the scenic town of Puerto Varas. Visit the home of a local family and enjoy curanto – a traditional dish slow-cooked in a large pot. Then enjoy a glass of wine with the lunch you’ve helped prepare.

Chilean Wine Experience

Visit a winery outside Santiago and learn about local vintages and winemaking from a local expert. Discover what makes Chilean wine some of the best in world and learn about the production process before sampling some of the delicious offerings.

Itinerary

Day 1 Santiago

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2 Santiago

Spend the morning with a wine expert, visiting a local winery outside Santiago and discussing the process that makes Chilean wine some of the best in the world. Sample various wines and enjoy a vertical tasting.

Exclusive Inclusions:

National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Chilean Wine Experience

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3 Santiago/Puerto Varas

Flight and transfer to Puerto Varas, in the stunning Chilean Lake District. Explore the countryside and Chilean culture as you visit the Puerto Montt’s Angelmó fish market and the scenic town of Puerto Varas. After, visit a local family home and enjoy a “curanto”, a beloved traditional dish. Mingle with the friendly hosts and try your hand at whipping up salsa pebre.

Exclusive Inclusions:

National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Chilean Cultural Tour and Local Lunch

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 4 Puerto Varas

Today is free to explore on your own. Opt to take an excursion to Chiloé Island.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 Puerto Varas/San Carlos de Bariloche

Travel by bus and ferry to Bariloche, Argentina. Visit the Petrohue Falls, then enjoy the sights from the “Cruce de los Lagos”, considered one of the most scenic cruises in the world.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 San Carlos de Bariloche

Free time to explore this stunning region. Opt to take a bike tour, hike, or explore the town’s shops and restaurants.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 San Carlos de Bariloche/Buenos Aires

Fly to Buenos Aires. Spend the evening enjoying a night out with a light dinner in a local cafe before heading to a popular dance venue where we enjoy a lesson from local dancers. Opt to stay for Milonga, a neighbourhood tradition where students and teachers of the venue show up to practice their moves.

Exclusive Inclusions:

National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Local Tango Lesson

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 8 Buenos Aires

Enjoy a city tour of the “Paris of the Americas,” visiting key sights and neighbourhoods including Plaza de Mayo, La Boca and the famed Recoleta Cemetery. When you are done exploring, rest your weary feet and enjoy a drink in one of the many sidewalk cafes and restaurants.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 Buenos Aires

Free day to explore this charming city. Opt to visit San Telmo for the antiques market and street arts displays. Or the Posh Recoleta area, with its cafes, museums and cemetery, is a pleasant place to spend an afternoon.

Exclusive Inclusions:

Carte Blanche

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Buenos Aires/Foz do Iguaçu

Fly to Iguassu falls and explore the Brazilian side to get the best panoramic view. This evening enjoy a lecture with local biologist/botanist who will talk to us about the flora and fauna around the falls, and the uses of local plants for medicinal and healing purposes.

Exclusive Inclusions:

National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Iguassu Falls, Flora and Fauna Lecture

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11 Foz do Iguaçu

Explore the Argentina side of the falls. Opt to take a boat tour to get a view of the falls from below. Return to Foz for the night.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12 Foz do Iguaçu/São Paulo

Fly to São Paulo and discover the city through gastronomy and architecture. Visit some of the city’s most noted sites and along the way a specialist guide will also share knowledge of popular local cuisine.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 13 São Paulo/Paraty

Drive to colonial Paraty. Visit an Afro-Brazilian community for a unique cultural interaction and enjoy a traditional meal. Opt to visit a cachaça distillery.

Exclusive Inclusions:

National Geographic Journeys Exclusives Afro-Brazilian Community Visit

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 14 Paraty

Enjoy an included schooner tour of the harbour’s many islands and beaches.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Day 15 Paraty/Rio de Janeiro

Carry on by private van to Rio de Janeiro for free time to explore the city using our centrally located hotel in Copacabana as a base. Optional city tour or Samba show.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 16 Rio de Janeiro

Explore vibrant Rio; sun, beach, and nightlife await. Opt to visit Christ the Redeemer and Sugar Loaf Mountain.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 17 Rio de Janeiro

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

Argentina, Chile, Brazil Itinerary
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What`s Included

  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Afro-Brazilian Community Visit, Paraty
  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Iguassu Falls, Flora and Fauna Lecture, Foz do Iguaçu
  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Local Tango Lesson, Buenos Aires
  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Chilean Cultural Tour and Local Lunch, Puerto Varas
  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Chilean Wine Experience, Santiago
  • Arrival transfer
  • Visit Petrohue Falls

  • Scenic lake crossing aboard the “Cruce de Lagos”
  • Buenos Aires city tour
  • Tour the Argentine and Brazilian sides of Iguassu Falls
  • City and food tour in São Paulo
  • Schooner tour

  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (16 nts).

Meals

16 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Allow USD720-940 for meals not included.

Transportation

Buses, ferry, plane, private van, walking.

Staff & experts

Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.

Departures

DateAvailabilityPrice

Oct 2017

Sat, 07 Oct – Mon, 23 Oct7+ Available$5999
Sat, 21 Oct – Mon, 06 Nov7+ Available$5999

Nov 2017

Sat, 11 Nov – Mon, 27 Nov 7+ Available$5999
Sat, 25 Nov – Mon, 11 Dec7+ Available$5999

Dec 2017

Sat, 23 Dec – Mon, 08 Jan7+ Available$6199
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