From cool capitals to paradise beaches and mountainous lakes, this Brazil, Argentina, and Chile Tour shows off South America’s extraordinary diversity like never before.
Get inspired as we take you along on the ultimate 3-week luxury Brazil, Argentina, and Chile tour, stopping in Rio de Janeiro, Florianopolis, Iguazu Falls, Buenos Aires, Mendoza, Santiago de Chile, and Patagonia. In this article, we take a detailed look at the itinerary, highlighting the incredible experiences it includes. Along the way, expect to find the continent’s best beaches, wineries, landscapes, cities, and even a few wonders of the World. Read on to find out more.
Brazil, Argentina, and Chile Tour Itinerary Highlights
On this epic three-week luxury Brazil, Argentina, and Chile Tour, expect to experience the unparalleled diversity of South America’s cultures and landscapes like never before. It takes you from tropical paradise beaches to titillating capital cities, and deep into volcanic mountain ranges. All with short and smooth travel times and the very best private guides to make every moment count.
Rio & Florianopolis
The tour begins in the boisterous Rio de Janeiro where you’ll tick off your first Wonder of the World of the trip, Christ the Redeemer, and indulge in the designer delights of Ipanema. After a busy few days, take the opportunity to relax and soak up the sun on Brazil’s most beautiful beaches in Florianopolis, a southern Brazilian coastal city with colonial charm.
Iguazu Falls, Buenos Aires & Mendoza
From there, head into the Atlantic Forest to see your second-world wonder of the trip, the grand Iguazu Falls, from the advantageous viewpoint of a private helicopter. Although the luxury resorts of Iguazu Falls will tempt you to stay, Buenos Aires impatiently awaits to show off Argentina’s European side.
After a fulfilling few days of rich Argentinian culture at the city’s opera, art museums, and tango halls, the wine capital of Mendoza promises the perfect change of pace. Here, you’ll spend your days sipping the world’s best Malbecs as you tootle from one top-notch winery to the next in a classic car.
Santiago & Chilean Lake District
Satisfied by an indulgent few days of the very best food and drink in Argentina, you’ll be ready to say hello to a new country as you drive from Mendoza to Santiago de Chile. This cosmopolitan city will welcome you with its impressive skyline, state-of-the-art museums, and even more excellent food.
This once-in-a-lifetime tour of South America ends with the most breathtaking destination yet, Patagonia’s Chilean Lake District. Spend four days discovering the region’s bountiful beauty by kayaking, cycling, horseback riding, and hiking through its volcanic mountains and lakes.
Day-by-day Brazil, Argentina, and Chile Tour Itinerary
Days 1-3 Rio de Janeiro
After arriving in Rio for the start of this unforgettable adventure, enjoy free time to rest and explore at your own pace for the rest of the day. On Day 2, prepare to see all of the city’s best highlights including Sugarloaf Mountain, Santa Teresa, and the Museu do Amanhã with a private guide. Finish the day in style with luxury shopping and dining in Ipanema. In the morning of Day 3, enjoy unparalleled views across Rio from Christ the Redeemer, one of 7 New Wonders of the World. In the afternoon, choose between exploring the Brazilian wilderness in Tijuca National Park or soaking up the sun on Copacabana.
Days 4-6 Florianopolis
On Day 4, take a relaxed 1.5-hour flight from Rio de Janeiro to Florianopolis. Once you arrive, you’ll have plenty of time to settle in and explore the city’s Historic Center at your own pace. The next day, put on your best cruisewear and hop on a yacht for a private island-hopping tour of the area’s best islands where you can do some snorkeling, swimming, and kayaking. Since Florianopolis is best known for its gorgeous beaches, we recommend spending Day 6 simply soaking up the sun at one of the many luxury beach clubs.
Days 7-8 Iguassu Falls
Following a three-hour flight to Foz do Iguassu via Porto Alegre on Day 7, a helicopter will be waiting to whisk you up and over the incredible Iguassu Falls, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World. Finish the day with a delectable Brazilian barbeque incorporating local flavors at your hotel’s fine-dining restaurant. The next day, get up early for a close-up look at the falls from its best viewpoints without the crowds before heading back to your resort to take advantage of its indulgent spa and pool facilities.
Days 9-11 Buenos Aires
On Day 9 you will take a direct 2.5-hour flight from Iguazu Falls (Argentinian side) to Buenos Aires to spend the next few days becoming acquainted with Argentina’s cool capital. After resting and exploring in your own time on Day 9, you’ll be joined by a private city guide on Day 10 to hit the city’s highlights including the Casa Rosada, Recoleta Cemetary, and Plaza de Mayo. Complete this culture-filled day with an evening at the Teatro Colon to watch some of the world’s best opera. Enjoy another full day of exploring Buenos Aires on Day 11. We recommend taking a private tour of MALBA before venturing into the city’s characterful neighborhoods like San Telmo and La Boca to find some local tango entertainment.
Days 12-14 Mendoza
A few days spent in the bustling Argentine capital calls for a laid-back stay in its reputable wine country. Take the short 1.5-hour flight and transfer to your refined wine retreat in Mendoza on Day 12. The next day, eat a hearty breakfast to prepare your stomachs for a full day of wine tasting on a winery-hopping tour across the scenic valleys. Choose to travel by bike, horseback, or with a cool classic car. Day 13 will be all about appreciating the beauty of Mendoza’s landscapes as you embark on a scenic hike and soak your sore feet in the mountainside Cacheuta thermal springs. On your final day in Mendoza (Day 14), you’ll get the opportunity to dig into a delicious four-course lunch and wine pairing in the Uco Valley.
Days 15-16 Santiago
On Day 15, a private transfer will take you on a scenic five-hour drive from Mendoza to Santiago de Chile, the nation’s cosmopolitan capital. Once there, take the rest of the day to get acquainted with the city and enjoy the luxuries of your five-star city hotel. The next day, a private guide will take you on a whistle-stop tour of the city, hitting all its major points of interest including Plaza de Armas, San Cristobal Hill, and the Sky Costanera. Stop at the Central Market along the way for some typical Chileno cuisine. At night, continue your Chilean food tour with a dinner reservation at one of the city’s most exclusive restaurants.
Days 17-21 Puerto Montt/ Chilean Lake District
On Day 17, fly from Santiago to Puerto Montt (two hours) at the heart of the Chilean Lake District for a few days of adventure and reconnection with nature. Once you’ve arrived, take some time to relax before heading out into the wild on horseback to get a lay on the land. Over the next two full days in the Chilean Lake District, take the opportunity to experience the best of Patagonia on scenic outdoor excursions. Choose between hiking in Puyehue National Park to its waterfall, climbing to the mouth of Villaricca volcano, kayaking in the lakes, and cycling around Lake Llanquihue.
Tailoring the Brazil, Argentina, and Chile Tour to You
This three-week luxury Brazil, Argentina, and Chile tour is the ultimate itinerary for exploring the best of South America’s capitals, cultures, and landscapes. However, it’s not a fixed itinerary; it can be tailored to suit your individual time scale, group type, and activity preferences. Our experts can easily adjust the amount of days spent and the tours/activities provided at each destination. You can even add, remove, or swap destinations depending on what’s most important for you.
To find out more about how we can tailor this Brazil, Argentina, and Chile tour to make it perfect for you and your travel group, ask our expert travel planners here or call toll free on +1 855 217 9045.