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Splendours of South America

Group Tour | General Interest 18 Days & 15 Nights Lead-in price: £3795

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. Overnight at Hotel Costaustralis (fjord-view room). (B)

Day 5: Torres del Paine

Full-day excursion to Torres del Paine National Park to see its peaks, glacier lakes and Patagonian wildlife. Stay 2 nights at Hotel Lago Grey (upgrade to a superior room with glacier view from £45 per person). (B, L)

Day 6: Torres del Paine

Morning walk in the national park, close to Lake Sarmiento and Amarga lagoon. Afternoon at leisure or optional excursions in the park. (B)

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)

Days 10-11: Buenos Aires

Half-day tour of the elegant capital city and thecolourful La Boca district. Day 11 is at leisure or take 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 £105). 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, Brazi

Fly to Rio, set on a natural bay and surrounded by mountains. Stay at the luxury Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana (deluxe city/partial ocean view room) on the iconic beach for 3 nights. Upgrade to a 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.

TOUR EXTENSIONS Atacama Desert + tour: 5 days & 3 nights from £995 Travel to the far north of Chile and the small oasis town of San Pedro de Atacama to explore the fascinating landscape of the Atacama Desert, the driest place on Earth.

Tour + Búzios: 5 days & 3 nights from £495 The beach resort of Búzios provides a relaxing stay at the end of your journey.

Tour + Amazon: 5 days & 3 nights from £895 An immense network of rivers and forest, the Amazon is home to the greatest number of living plants and animal species in the world. Fly to Manaus and stay at the Amazon Ecopark Lodge, taking local excursions including jungle walks, alligator spotting and a boat trip to see the Meeting of the Waters.


Locally escorted tour: This tour is led in each destination by a local tour guide.

Park Fees: Entry fees at the Iguazú and Iguaçu National Parks are not included.

Rio de Janeiro: Departures between January and March 2022 will stay at the sumptuous Belmond Copacabana Palace. The 10 February 2022 & 9 February 2023 departure includes 3 days and 2 nights in Rio due to Carnival/Champion’s Parade. If you would like to extend your stay to include the parade, please enquire about prices.

Itinerary: This tour joins the Wonders of the New World tour from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro.

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.

Superior group tour accommodation

  • 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.

  • Hotel Costaustralis
    Hotel Costaustralis

    Hotel CostAustralis was designed by a local architect who planned the entire facade with floor-to-ceiling windows that face on to the sound, which means that there are spectacular sweeping views from the bar, the restaurant and the lounge. With 110 rooms, the CostAustralis is the town’s largest hotel, but it retains a certain cosiness with its grass cloth wallpaper offset by wooden trim and ceilings, plants and soft lighting. Facilities include a restaurant, room service and a laundry service.

  • Hotel Lago Grey - Torres del Paine Chile
    Hotel Lago Grey - Torres del Paine Chile

    Hotel Lago Grey is located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park. It offers spectacular views over Lake Grey and its glacier, and the mountains can be seen in the distance. There are five bungalow blocks that house the rooms, a restaurant, bar and lounge.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana
    Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

    Inspired by the glamorous Carioca of the 1950s, this sophisticated first-class hotel has an ideal location between the Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, with views over the Copacabana beach. Guestrooms are spacious and feature parquet floors, modern furnishings and a private balcony. The restaurant offers stunning views over the ocean and serves both typical Brazilian and international cuisine.

Superior group tour extensions

Atacama Desert
Atacama Desert
3 Nights from £995

Travel to the far north of Chile and the small oasis town of San Pedro de Atacama to explore the fascinating landscape of the Atacama desert, the driest place on Earth.

Fly to Santiago with British Airways. On arrival take a flight to Calama and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama for 3 nights at the Altiplanico Hotel. (N)

Visit the Atacama salt flat and the Andean desert village of Toconao and in the afternoon tour the Valley of the Moon. Time at leisure to explore the town or take optional excursions. (B)

Fly to Santiago to join the rest of the group. (B)

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

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Dates & prices


Main Costs
Departure-Return date Original Price Saving Single Supplement Guaranteed Departures Click to Book
13 Oct 2022 - 30 Oct 2022 £3,795 £0 £1,195 Yes Reserve
10 Nov 2022 - 27 Nov 2022 £3,995 £0 £1,195 Yes Reserve
24 Nov 2022 - 11 Dec 2022 £3,895 £0 £1,195 Reserve

Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

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

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

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.

  • * Small group size - average 14 people (max 20)
  • * 4- & 5-star accommodation
  • * Flexible - extensions, room & flight upgrades available
  • * 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
  • * Porterage at airports

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