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zAcross the Andes

8 days

Never more than 16 guests. Guaranteed.

Small Group Discoveries

Learn about Chile’s unique cultural heritage at the Santiago hideaway of poet Pablo Neruda and in the charming German settlement of Frutillar.
Blend your own wine with a master vintner in Chile’s Colchagua Valley.
Exalt in some of the world’s most magnificent landscapes as you journey through the Andes across forested mountains and pristine snow-fed lakes. + Dig in to the earliest days of Buenos Aires at the unusual Zanjon de Granados underground archaeological site.
Thrill to a fiery show of authentic Argentine Tango at La Ventana

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Santiago, Chile

You’ll be met at the airport and escorted to Le Reve, our 5-star boutique hotel. Then set out with our Chilean guide to experience the rich cultural heritage and daily rhythms of his beloved hometown as you explore the city sites.

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Excursion by rail into the wine country

Journey into the Colchagua Valley and tour the Viña MontGras winery. We’ve made special arrangements for you to work with a master vintner to craft your own wine from start to finish – blending three vintages, bottling, and labeling your wine. After lunch in Santa Cruz, explore the pre-Columbian collection of the Colchagua Museum. meals b+l

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From Santiago to the Lake District

Fly to Puerto Montt and continue to Hotel Cumbres Patagónica, set on the lakefront in Puerto Varas. After time to refresh, journey along the scenic shores of Llanquihue Lake to explore Frutillar, a picturesque village founded by German settlers. Delve into the region’s history at the local museum and sample delightful European-style pastries. meals b+d

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Across the Andes from Chile to Argentina

An entire unforgettable day is spent on a dramatic mountain crossing through a profusion of azure lakes situated at the base of snow-capped volcanoes. Travel to your first boat to cross Lago Todos Los Santos, edged by ancient stands of temperate rainforests along the slopes of the Puntiagudo and Tronador Volcanoes. Continue to Peulla Island for lunch at an evocative 1920’s hotel before crossing Lake Frias to Puerto Alegre in Argentina. Switch boats and sail to Puerto Pañuelo where you’ll have your first glimpse of your hotel, the splendid Llao Llao Resort on Lake Nahuel Huapi. Enjoy two nights here in a deluxe lakeview room. meals b+l

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Nahuel Huapi National Parks

Your day begins in Argentina’s oldest national park, dominated by the Tronador Volcano. Nearby, the forested  eninsulas and bays of Lake Nahuel Huapi rank among the loveliest spots on Earth. Your touring takes you up the Campanario Chairlift for views over the deep forests, mountains and lakes. End your morning on a sweet note as you watch the creation of Bariloche’s well-known specialty, chocolate! meals b

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F ly to Buenos Aires

Fly to the Argentine capital and transfer to the exceptional Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt. meals b

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The Argentine capital

Discover the city’s multi-cultural heritage as you explore Plaza de Mayo, historic San Telmo, the antique markets of Palermo and La Boca where the Tango was born. You also visit Zanjon de Granados; discovered in 1986, this unique urban network of tunnels and cisterns dates to the mid 1700’s. Tonight, enjoy dinner and a thrilling show of Argentine Tango. meals b+d

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Depart Buenos Aires

You’ll be escorted to the airport for your onward journey. meals b

Extend Your Trip

Easter Island before your Andes Tour

3-Day Pre-Tour Extension from $1,799

Discover mysterious Easter Island! Our 2-night extension includes guaranteed early check-in at the island’s newest luxury hotel, the Hangaroa EcoVillage & Spa, complete sightseeing, all meals and the flight from Easter Island to Santiago.

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Welcome to Rapa Nui!

Upon your arrival on this remote Pacific island, you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted to the outstanding Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa, the newest luxury hotel on Easter Island.

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Full day exploration of Easter Island

Today’s expertly guided sightseeing focuses on Rapa Nui’s most important and striking archaeological sites. Hear the fascinating history of the Island, its people and the enormous moia - the enigmatic stone figures that are scattered across this windswept island. Visit the quarry where the moia were carved long ago and see Ahu Akahanga, a large ceremonial platform with four fallen statues. Meals B, L, D

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Fly to Santiago

You’ll be escorted to the airport today for your included flight to Santiago. Upon arrival in Chile’s cosmopolitan capital, you’ll be met and transferred to the luxurious La Reve for the start of your Across the Andes tour.  Meals B

Iguassu and Rio Extension from Buenos Aires

5 Day Post-Tour Extension from $2,299

This affordable, easy-to-add Trip Extension includes your flights from Buenos Aires to Iguassu and Iguassu to Rio, 2 nights at the luxurious Das Cataratas in Iguassu's National Park, 2 nights at the iconic Belmond Copacabana Palace hotel, daily breakfast and Small Group sightseeing with never more than 16 guests.

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Fly to Iguassu Falls, Brazil

Fly to Iguassu and transfer to the luxurious Belmond Das Cataratas, the only hotel inside Brazil’s Iguassu National Park. Explore along the well-maintained trails of the park and thrill to captivating views over the Falls. meals b

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Mighty Iguassu Falls

Set out with our expert guide for a full-day tour focusing on all the best vantage points on the Argentine side of Iguassu Falls including the famed Devil’s Throat Cataract, where the thundering waters create thousands of rainbows suspended in mid-air. meals b

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Onward to Rio

You’ll be driven to the airport for your included flight to Rio de Janeiro. Upon arrival, you’ll be warmly greeted and escorted to the luxurious Belmond Copacabana Palace.  Retreat to your oceanview room overlooking the brilliant sands of Copacabana Beach. Meals B

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Out and about in delightful Rio

Sightseeing here in Rio begins this morning at the impressive Sambodromo where Brazil’s legendary Samba schools compete during Carnival. You’ll also visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, an impressive contemporary landmark with stained glass windows that soar more than 200 feet from floor to ceiling. A thrilling 2-stage cable car takes you up Sugarloaf Mountain for amazing views over the city and its dramatic backdrop of sea, mountain and sky. You’ll also ascend Mt. Corcovado c to behold the inspiring 100-foot tall statue of Christ the Redeemer and enjoy breathtaking 360° views over Rio. Meals B

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Depart Rio

We take you to the airport this morning for your onward flight.  Meals B

Private Tour Add-Ons

Machu Picchu

Our 2-day FreeStyle Tour includes a choice of fine hotels, daily breakfast, private car transfers, roundtrip Vistadome Train to Machu Picchu, and in-depth sightseeing with your own personal guide.

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Family + Friends

Travel is one of  life's most rewarding experiences, perhaps even more so when it's shared with those you love! Combine our limited-time pay-in-full discount with our Family & Friends offers and save even more:
  • Save $50 more per person when 3 guests go
  • Save $100 more per person with 4 people
  • Save $150 more per person with 5 people
  • Save $200 more per person with 6 or more people!

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