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Splendours of South America

Private Travel | General interest 18 Days & 15 Nights Lead-in price: £4195

Explore the celebrated highlights of
Brazil, Chile and Argentina, combining
spectacular natural wonders with some of
South America’s most exciting cities. Start
in the foothills of the Andes, discover the
extraordinary landscapes of Patagonia and
finish on a world-famous beach in Rio.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Privileged stay close to the dramatic Iguaçu Falls
  • Room with views in Torres del Paine
  • Discover Patagonia’s celebrated sights on both sides of the Andes
  • Soak up the Latin culture of Buenos Aires & vibrant Rio de Janeiro
  • Legendary hotel experience on Copacabana beach
  • Stay in 4- & 5-star accommodation
  • No single supplement on selected departure dates (limited availability)
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Superior Group Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Santiago, Chile

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Santiago with British Airways. (N)

Day 2: Santiago

Arrive and transfer to the Hotel Plaza San Francisco for a 2-night stay. Optional afternoon visit to a nearby winery. (N)

Day 3: Santiago

Morning city tour including the historic centre, San Cristobal hill and the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art. Afternoon at leisure. (B)

Day 4: Fly to Punta Arenas • Patagonia

Fly to Punta Arenas for a short tour and views of the Strait of Magellan. Continue through the vast wilderness to Puerto Natales and stay 3 nights at Hotel Remota with extensive views of the Last Hope Sound and its surroundings. (B)

Day 5: Torres del Paine

Full-day excursion to Torres del Paine National Park to see its peaks, glacier lakes and Patagonian wildlife. (B, L)

Day 6: Puerto Natales

Morning drive to Milodon, where remains of a prehistoric animal were found and take a walk to the three caves soaking in the Patagonian landscape. Lunch at a local ranch and afternoon at leisure. (B,L)

Day 7: El Calafate, Argentina

Cross the border to El Calafate in Argentina and stay 2 nights at the Hotel Kosten Aike. (B)

Day 8: Perito Moreno glacier

Full-day tour of Perito Moreno glacier. Optional boat trip in front of the gigantic glacier wall. (B)

Day 9: Fly to Buenos Aires

Fly to Buenos Aires and transfer to the Alvear Art Hotel for 3 nights. (B)

Day 10: Buenos Aires

Half-day tour of the elegant capital city and the colourful La Boca district. (B)

Day 11: Buenos Aires

At leisure or optional excursion to an estancia in the Pampas or Colonia in Uruguay. (B)

Days 12-13: Fly to Iguazú / Iguaçu

Fly to Iguazú Falls and stay for 2 nights at the Gran Meliá Iguazú inside the park (upgrade to a falls-view room from £110. Guided visit of the Brazilian side of these striking cataracts and time at leisure to explore the various walkways on the Argentinian side at your own pace. The cascades can be experienced while the park is closed to other visitors. (B)

Day 14: Fly to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Fly to Rio, set on a natural bay and surrounded by mountains. Stay at the sumptuous Belmond Copacabana Palace (Superior partial oceanview room) on the iconic beach for 3 nights. Upgrade to deluxe oceanfront room from £115. (B)

Days 15-16: Rio de Janeiro

Full-day city tour including Corcovado, the statue of Christ the Redeemer and a cable car ride up Sugar Loaf Mountain. Day 16 at leisure or optional excursions including a visit to the old centre of Rio or a 4×4 tour to Tijuca forest. (B)

Days 17-18: Fly to London

Overnight flight to London with British Airways. Please enquire for supplements for day room if required. Arrive in London the next day. (B) (N)

Meal basis

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information *Park Fees

Entry fees at the Iguazú and Iguaçu national parks are not included.

‡ Rio de Janeiro

The 10 February 2022 departure includes 3 days and 2 nights in Rio due to Carnival. If you would like to extend your stay to include the parade, please enquire about prices.

Locally escorted tour

This tour is led in each destination en route by a local tour guide.


This tour joins the Wonders of the New World tour from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro. §The 25 February 2021 departure will run as per our old 2020 itinerary and include one night at Hotel Costaustralis in Puerto Nalales and a two-night stay at Hotel Lago Grey in Torres del Paine.

Superior tour

This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.

* Iguazú:

January to March 2021 departures will stay at the Belmond Hotel das Cataratas and include a half-day tour of the Argentinian side of the falls instead of the Brazilian.

Private & tailor-made travel

This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior group tour accommodation

  • Hotel Remota
    Hotel Remota

    Located just outside of the town of Puerto Natales with amazing views over the Last Hope Sound and the surrounding mountains, the Remota Hotel combines an ultra-modern design with local woods and crafts. The 72 spacious rooms have picture windows with bay views and no televisions to enhance the wilderness feeling. There is a Finnish sauna, a heated swimming pool and an open-air Jacuzzi. The restaurant serves fresh local products accompanied by Chilean wines from the extensive cellar.

  • Miramar Hotel by Windsor
    Miramar Hotel by Windsor

    The Miramar by Windsor is a luxury hotel located on Rio de Janeiro's world-renowned beach, Copacabana. The property features stylish rooms with marble bathrooms, L'Occitane amenities and an on-call butler service. The rooftop infinity pool has one of the best views in Rio de Janeiro and the complimentary beach service provides guests with towels and an umbrella for soaking up the sunshine on Copacabana beach. Features: 200 rooms, restaurant, bar, outdoor swimming pool, gym, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: Minibar, television, iPod dock

  • Hotel Kosten Aike
    Hotel Kosten Aike

    The Kosten Aike is centrally located in the town of El Calafate, one block from the main street and a short walk from the shores of lake Argentino. The charming Alpine-style building features wooden staircases and balconies, wide eaves and galleries, and a spacious yet cosy lounge with a large fireplace. The 80 rooms offer comfortable, bright and spacious accommodation. Facilities include a restaurant and bar, free wireless internet access, business centre, games room, gym, jacuzzi, massage room, tour desk and a souvenir shop.

  • Hotel Plaza San Francisco
    Hotel Plaza San Francisco

    Located 16km from the airport, the Hotel Plaza San Francisco is situated on the busy O'Higgins Avenue in the heart of the city's downtown area. This elegant hotel has traditional decor, with richly coloured fabric wallpaper, oriental rugs and subdued lighting. Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant serving award-winning cuisine, a bar, swimming pool, fitness centre and spa.

  • Gran Melia Iguazú
    Gran Melia Iguazú

    The Gran Meliá Iguazú is the only hotel located inside the Iguazú National Park on the Argentinian side of the falls and within walking distance of the cataracts. Guestrooms have a fresh, contemporary decor and offer a private balcony overlooking the tropical surroundings or the majestic waterfalls. An impressive infinity pool and a restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows also offer superb vistas of the crashing waters. There is also a lounge bar with an outdoor terrace. Features: 176 guestrooms, restaurant, bar, 2 swimming pools, spa. Room amenities: Television, safe, hairdryer, air conditioning, minibar, Wi-Fi.

  • Alvear Art
    Alvear Art

    Located in the heart of Buenos Aires, the Alvear Art is close to San Martin square and numerous shopping streets. The hotel features a sleek, classic design with artworks, an impressive marble lobby area and spacious rooms with mahogany furnishings. The restaurant offers an international menu using regional ingredients. The rooftop swimming pool is an ideal place to unwind and enjoy superb panoramic views of the city.

Superior group tour extensions

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Dates & prices


Main Costs

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • • 4- & 5-star accommodation
    • Flexible - extensions, room & flight upgrades available
    • Average group size - 14 people (max 20)
    • Direct international flights with British Airways
    • Internal flights
    • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
    • Experienced local tour guides in each destination
    • 15 breakfasts, 1 lunch
    • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees, except Iguazú / Iguaçu National Park fees that are payable locally.
    • Porterage at airports

Destinations on this tour

  • Santiago

    The cosmopolitan capital of Chile is a buzzing metropolis set against the spectacular backdrop of the snow-capped Andes.

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  • Rio de Janeiro

    Brazilians call Rio de Janeiro 'cidade maravilhosa', meaning 'the marvellous city', and...

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  • Puerto Natales

    Puerto Natales Settled in 1911 on the shores of Seno Ultima Esperanza (Last Hope Sound) as a port for the sheep industry...

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  • El Calafate

    El Calafate is a small town situated on the southern shore on Lago Argentino. It is ofte...

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  • Iguazu (Argentina)

    On approaching Iguazu Falls, a faint but thunderous roar can be heard and you...

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