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Welcome to Santiago, Chile

Tauck's comprehensive South America tour begins at The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago at 6:00 PM. A transfer from Santiago Airport to The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago is included. Please join us for our welcome cocktail reception and dinner tonight....


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Spectacular Santiago & world-renowned wines

Tauck's first full day in South America explores the city of Santiago – both up-close and from a scenic hilltop perch. The city is a mix of skyscrapers and classical buildings – beginning with a visit to the Plaza de Armas. Head outside...


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Puerto Montt & Puerto Varas in the lake district

Patagonia is said to be one of the most beautiful areas on Earth. Fly from Santiago to the Patagonian port city of Puerto Montt, founded by German immigrants in 1853. Continue on through the rolling countryside of scenic Patagonia, viewing lovely lakes...


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Crossing the Andes by land and by boat

Today,  you'll cross the majestic Andes Mountains – a highlight of South America tours – traveling from Chile to Argentina. Following a morning drive from Puerto Varas to the Argentine border, board a boat and cruise to Bariloche,...


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A day as you please at your resort in Bariloche

Today's the day... to spend a leisurely day as you please at one of the best resorts featured on Tauck's South America tours. There are many amenities and activities to enjoy at Llao Llao (some at an additional charge) including tennis, swimming, sailing,...


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Buenos dias, Buenos Aires

The day begins just right in Bariloche with a chairlift ride up Cerro Campanario for a breathtaking, 360-degree perspective of the Andes’ soaring mountain peaks, wide-open sky and lake waters below. This afternoon, fly to Buenos Aires, the...


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The tango & more in Argentina's "Big Apple"

No doubt about it, Buenos Aires defines “sizzle”... and you’ll discover why today when a local guide shows you the city. First up is a visit to Plaza de Mayo, Metropolitan Cathedral and Casa Rosada (government palace) where you’ll...


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Teatro Colón & art or Jewish heritage in Buenos Aires

Today's discoveries in Buenos Aires offer a choice. You may choose a tour focusing on art, including a fascinating behind-the-scenes visit to Teatro Colón – Buenos Aires’ seven-tiered opera house first opened in 1908 and recently...


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More of Buenos Aires & on to Iguazú Falls

See the immense Avenida 9 de Julio, a stately avenue traversing Buenos Aires that was modeled after Paris’ Champs Elysées in the 1930s, along with the posh Embassy District and the Rose Garden, an oasis of green. On foot, explore La Recoleta...


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The Argentine falls at Iguazú National Park

You’ll have to visit two countries to get a complete look at Iguazú Falls, a highlight of South American tours. Today you’ll experience the Argentinian side, walking along grated walkways of metal. Spend the day exploring the natural...


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In Brazil, it's Iguaçu Falls – and on to Rio

Cross the Tancredo Neves Bridge from Argentina to Brazil to view the famous falls (known as Iguaçu here) from a different perspective this morning; you’ll never forget your walk along the base of the falls on the Brazilian side –...


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Christ the Redeemer & Samba City in Rio

Arise in amazing Rio for an unforgettable excursion up Corcovado Hill by train to Tijuca National Park to see the world-famous statue of Christ the Redeemer. Enjoy a walking tour of Rio's historic downtown, including the Cathedral and other...


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Guanabara Bay cruise, Rio's skyline & more

An incredible day in and around Rio de Janeiro begins with a private boat cruise on Guanabara Bay, to see some of the city's iconic beaches, fortresses and the breathtaking Rio skyline. After lunch at a traditional Brazilian churrascaria,...


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Journey home from Rio

Your journey ends in Rio de Janeiro. Spend your last day in Rio as you wish, browsing in the city's museums and shops or savoring the sights on Rio's beautiful beaches. While hotel check-out time from the Belmond Copacabana Palace...


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