Meeting at San Francisco airport to board our flight to the city of Santiago. Dinner and night on board.
Feb 27 – Thursday
Arrival in Santiago. Meeting with our representative at the airport and by private bus to the hotel. Rest of the day free. Overnight.
Feb 28 – Friday
Breakfast. Meeting with our guide at the hotel and departure by Bus for a half day visit of the city, historic-colonial center, Plaza de Armas, Catedral, Palacio de Gobierno, Santa Lucia Hill, artistic-gastronomic neighborhoods of Lastarria and Bellavista, and then continue towards the eastern sector of the capital, the main financial center of the city, surrounded by important hotels, designer shops, restaurants and outdoor cafes. Back to the hotel and overnight.
Feb 29 – Saturday
SANTIAGO/VINA DEL MAR/SANTIAGO
Breakfast. Departure for a full day excursion to Viña del Mar (120 km.) Located on a rocky coast facing the Pacific, also known as a garden city, an important summer social center in South America.Valparaíso, Chile’s first port declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco, built on hills on the coast of a busy bay. Traditional is the use of elevators to join the two levels of the city. Back to Santiago. Overnight.
Mar 01 – Sunday
SANTIAGO/Puerto MONTT/Puerto VARAS
Breakfast. At the appropriate time, transfer to the airport to board our flight to Puerto Montt. Arrival and transfer by bus to our Hotel in Puerto Varas. Overnight.
Mar 02 – Monday
P. Varas/Cruce de Lagos/Peulla/Bariloche
After breakfast departure bordering Lake Llanquihue. Impressive views of the Volcano Osorno and Calbuco dominate the entire landscape. Entrance to the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park where we will visit the Petrohué Falls, capricious forms of volcanic rock, bathed by falls of emerald green waters. We will sail towards Peulla, sailing the lake Todos los Santos. Weather permits new views of the Osorno Volcano and Puntiagudo Volcano and Cerro Tronador, they will surprise us. Arrival in Peulla, ecological Villa, paradise for nature lovers. We will board a bus with destination Puerto Frías. Chilean Customs for the process of leaving the country. We will cross the Andes Mountains to only 976 m.a.s.l. We will go down a looped road to Puerto Frías, navigation through Lago Frías, to Puerto Alegre. In Puerto Alegre we will take a bus to Puerto Blest. We will start the last navigation on the Lake Nahuel Huapi, to Puerto Pañuelo. Arrival and departure by bus to make the final tract to the “City of Argentine Tourism”, Bariloche. Overnight.
Mar 03 – Tuesday
Bariloche/Circuit Chico y Cerro Catedral
Breakfast. The trip starts from Bariloche on Av. Bustillo bordering Lake Nahuel Huapi. At the height of km. 8 is located Playa Bonita, appreciating from there the island Huemul, 10 km. later, after crossing different landscapes, we reach the foot of the Cerro Campanario. From the base part a chairlift that ascends its visitors to 1500 m.a.s.l. (Includes chairlift). On the top there is a terrace that allows you to admire one of the most complete and beautiful views of all the surroundings: The lakes Nahuel Huapi, and Perito Moreno. Laguna El Trébol. Penínsulas Llao Llao and San Pedro, Victoria Island. Cerros Otto, López, Goye and Cathedral and the city of San Carlos de Bariloche. Continuation to the Peninsula San Pedro. After this we arrive at the Villa of Llao Llao, where the San Eduardo Chapel is located, a jewel of regional architecture. From here the road goes into the Llao Llao peninsula. After border the Lake Escondido, the road passes over the brook bridge Angostura, union of the Moreno Lakes with Nahuel Huapi. Passing through Bahía López, we arrive at Panoramic Point at km. 40 to 945 m.a.s.l., where you can appreciate the majesty of the landscape that constitutes Lake Moreno and the Llao Llao peninsula. Later we will meet the Cerro Catedral, a deviation of 11 km. will allow to arrive at this center. The visit of this important international ski center is another of the traditional attractions of Bariloche. Overnight.
Mar 04 – Wednesday
BARILOCHE / BUENOS AIRES
Breakfast. At the scheduled time, transfer to the airport to board a flight to Buenos Aires. Arrive and transfer to the hotel. Overnight.
Mar 05 – Thursday
Breakfast. We will visit Plaza de Mayo, political, social and historical center where we will find the Casa Rosada headquarters of the Executive Branch; el Cabildo; the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Pyramid of May. From there we will cross part of the Avenida de Mayo, rich in a variety of architectural styles where European-style buildings stand out. This avenue unites the Executive and Legislative Palaces, it was also and continues to be a meeting point for the Spanish community. Then we will go to visit the neighborhood of San Telmo, Where will we know its history. Then we will continue to the neighborhood of La Boca, characteristic for its homes and for having been the first Port of Buenos Aires and center of the Italian community, especially the Genoese. Later we will visit the northern part of the city: Palermo, a neighborhood that has large mansions, its Park Tres de Febrero and its countless squares and important avenues. In this area we will see the monument to the Magna Carta, commonly called De los Españoles. From there we will go to the area of La Recoleta, one of the most elegant and aristocratic neighborhoods of the city where we will see the Paseo del Pilar, full of restaurants and bars, the Pilar Church and the important buildings found on this site. We will surround the Teatro Colón and Plaza Lavalle, where we will see in its surroundings in addition to the mentioned Theater, the Cervantes National Theater, the Roca school and the Legislative Palace. We will cross the most important avenue of our city, on July 9, where the Republic Square is located in whose center stands the most characteristic symbol of the city of Buenos Aires: the Obelisk. We also pass through Puerto Madero, the most modern neighborhood in the city. The old port recycled in 1990 became a fashionable walk and one of the areas with more bars and restaurants in the city. Overnight.
Mar 06 – Friday
BUENOS AIRES / IGUAZÚ
Breakfast and transfer by bus to the airport to board our flight to Puerto Iguazú. In the afternoon visit the National Park of Iguazú on the Brazilian side. Here we will astonish with the lush beauty of the Falls, in the middle of the virgin subtropical jungle. We will walk through the different jungle trails and we will discover the different waterfalls. Overnight.
Mar 07 – Saturday
IGUAZÚ / RIO DE JANEIRO
Desayuno. Transfer by bus to the airport to board our flight to Río de Janeiro. Arrival at the airport, reception and transfer to the hotel. Overnight.
Mar 08 – Sunday
RIO DE JANEIRO
Breakfast. Departure from the hotel for a panoramic tour along the Laguna Rodrigo de Freitas. Board a van to climb the levers road. Upon reaching the top of the Corcovado, Passengers will have a panoramic view of the wonderful city. This walk also includes a panoramic tour of the city with stops to observe the Maracaná (access to the stadium premises, but the visit to the tunnel that gives access to the lawn is entitled to passengers at an additional cost paid to the administration of the same) and the Sambódromo (visits not included). Stop for lunch at a churrasqueria in the city (drinks not included). Next, we will go to the cable car station of Pan de Azúcar, where we will climb about 395 meters above sea level, offering a 360 degree view of the entire city, including the beaches of Botafogo, Copacabana, el Cristo Redentor and the river center of Rio. Back to the hotel. Overnight.
Mar 09 – Monday
RIO DE JANEIRO
Breakfast. Full day at leisure. Overnight.
Mar 10 – Tuesday
RIO DE JANEIRO / USA
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer in our private bus to the airport to board our flight back to S. FRANCISCO.