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Cox and Kings Splendours of South America

Cox and Kings Splendours of South America

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This delightful, magical Cox and Kings tour will charm you from the very moment you arrive in South America; explore the highlights of Brazil, Argentina and Chile and discover a wealth of historic sites, museums, galleries and towering cities. Begin in Santiago at the foothills of the Andes and take in the exquisite beauty of Patagonia. You will also visit Buenos Aires and marvel at the Iguazu Falls, before ending the tour in Rio de Janeiro and sampling traditional Brazilian dishes.

  • 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
  •  Porterage at airports
  • Stay in a privileged position close to the dramatic Iguazú Falls
  • Discover Patagonia’s iconic 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

Day 1 – To Santiago

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Santiago with British Airways.
(No meals)

Day 2 – Santiago

Arrive and transfer to the Pullman Santiago El Bosque for a 2-night stay. Optional afternoon visit to a nearby winery.
(No meals)

Day 3 – Santiago

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

Day 4 – To Patagonia

Fly to Punta Arenas for a short tour and views of the Strait of Magellan. Continue through the Patagonian wilderness to Puerto Natales. Overnight at Hotel Costaustralis (fjord-view room)
(Breakfast)

Day 5– To Torres del Paine

Full-day excursion through the Torres del Paine National Park to see peaks, glacier lakes and Patagonian wildlife. Stay 2 nights at Hotel Lago Grey.
(Breakfast and lunch)

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.
(Breakfast)

Day 7 – To El Calafate

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

Day 8 – Perito Moreno

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

Day 9 – To Buenos Aires

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

Day 10 – Buenos Aires

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

Day 11 – Buenos Aires

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

Days 12-13 – To Iguazu Falls*

Fly to Iguazú Falls and stay for 2 nights at the Gran Meliá Iguazú inside the park. 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.
(Breakfast)

Day 14– To Rio de Janeiro

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.
(Breakfast)

Day 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.
(Breakfast)

Days 17-18: Fly to London

Overnight flight to London with British Airways. Please enquire for supplements for day room use if required. Arrive in London the next day.
(Breakfast, no meals)

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

Atacama Desert – 4 days & 3 nights

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.

Day 1 – Fly to Santiago
Fly overnight to Santiago

Day 2 – Calama – Atacama
Arrive in Santiago in the morning. Take an onward flight to Calama and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama for 3 nights at the Altiplanico Hotel
(No meals)

Day 3 – Atacama
The morning is at leisure, giving you time to explore the town before an afternoon visit to the Valley of the Moon
(Breakfast)

Day 4 – Atacama
Take a morning tour of the salt flats and the village of Toconao. Spend the afternoon at leisure or join optional excursions.
(Breakfast)

Day 5 – Fly to Santiago
Fly to Santiago to join the main tour group.
(Breakfast)

 Búzios – 4 days, 3 nights

The beach resort of Búzios provides a relaxing stay at the end of your journey.

Day 17 – To Búzios
Transfer to Búzios by road and stay 3 or 4 nights at Vila da Santa (upgrades to a deluxe ocean view room or to Casas Brancas may be available).
(Breakfast)

Days 18-19 – Búzios
Two days at leisure with the optional excursions also available.
(Breakfast)

Day 20 – To Rio – London
Transfer by road to Rio and fly overnight to London.
(Breakfast)

Day 21 – London
Arrive in London.
(No meals)

Alvear Art, Buenos Aires
The Alvear Art is located in Retiro, in the heart of Buenos Aires, just a short walk from the elegant Avenida Santa Fe and the Florida shopping street. The hotel is a member of Leading Hotels of the World and features 139 elegant rooms and suites, a sleek yet classic contemporary design and numerous pieces of art.

Gran Melia Iguazú, Iguazu (Argentina)
The Gran Melia Iguazú is the only hotel located inside the Iguazú National Park on the Argentinian side of the falls. Guestrooms have a fresh, contemporary décor and large panoramic windows overlooking the tropical gardens.

Hotel CostAustralis, Puerto Natales
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.

Hotel Lago Grey, Torres del Paine
Hosteria Lago Grey is located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park. It offers spectacular views over the lake Lago Grey and its glacier, and the cuernos (the literal translation is ‘horns’) can be seen in the distance.

Kosten Aike, El Calafate
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.

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

Rio de Janiero
The 25 Jan 2024 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.

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

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

Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.

Please call us free on 0800 707 6229 for pricing and availability

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