Hurry, offer ends April 30, 2019!
South and Central America
at 15% OFF
(Photo: Sugar Loaf mountain in Rio De Janeiro)
$2,532* Based on the July 10 to September 7; September 12 to 30, 2019 departure dates.
Many other itineraries and departure dates available.
Booking Window: April 1, 2019-April 30, 2019
Featured price is per person, land only, in Canadian dollars based on double occupancy, on the departure dates indicated and includes the Monograms 15% discount but not the intra-vacation flights, which may be purchased from Monograms.
(Photo: Rio de Janeiro)
HURRY, OFFER ENDS APRIL 30, 2019!
*Book a 2019 departure of Peru Highlights (ISM*), South American Selection (ISI*), Costa Rica Wonders (ILA*), Galapagos Highlights (ISQ*), Cruising the Galapagos on the Galapagos Legend (ISK*), Argentina Highlights (ISA*), Brazil Highlights (ISS*), Brazil, Argentina & Chile (ISR*), Patagonia & Chilean Fjords (ISO*), Magical Columbia (ISU*) to receive a 15% discount on the land-only portion of the core package including extensions. Not including extra night accommodations, hotel or train upgrades, intra-vacation air, transfers, taxes/fees, tips or supplements. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between April 1-30, 2019 for travel in 2019. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit WITHIN the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Offer combinable only with Welcome Back Credit and any applicable air credits. Applies to new bookings only and will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time.
Day 1: Brazil, Argentina & Chile
ARRIVE IN RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
Welcome to South America’s capital of glamour—Rio de Janeiro. Your hotel is available for mid-afternoon check-in.
Day 2 RIO DE JANEIRO
Today, your PRIVATE CITY TOUR journeys to the Cosme Velho district to board a cog-wheel train that will whisk you through the lush tropical vegetation of Tijuca Forest to the top of CORCOVADO Mountain. This rounded peak rising 2,300 feet from the bay below is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and home to the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Enjoy a breathtaking 360-degree panorama, which affords sweeping views of the city and beaches below. The afternoon and evening are at leisure. Tonight, you may opt to join an outing to a fun churrascaria for a feast of barbecued meats that are marinated and roasted over charcoal in true Brazilian style. Breakfast
Day 3 RIO DE JANEIRO
Enjoy a full day at leisure. Your Local Host will suggest an optional Jeep tour to the rainforest in the middle of the city, Tijuca National Park and its bird sanctuary. This afternoon you may elect to discover historic Petropolis, a mountain resort and site of the former summer palace of Emperor Dom Pedro II, or take an optional excursion to visit the iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain. Breakfast
Day 4 RIO DE JANEIRO–IGUASSU FALLS
Fly to IGUASSU FALLS. This masterpiece of nature encompasses 275 separate falls and spans almost two miles. This afternoon’s private tour is dedicated to enjoying the spectacle of this 2-mile-wide torrential downpour from the Brazilian side.Breakfast
Day 5 IGUASSU FALLS
This morning, take the Ecological Jungle TRAIN and tour the Argentine side of IGUASSU FALLS with numerous walkways that wind under the crashing water. Breakfast
Day 6 IGUASSU FALLS–BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
Fly to Buenos Aires, proud capital of the vast country that occupies most of the southern part of the continent. After arriving at your central hotel you will have time to become acquainted with the “Paris of South America” and its wide boulevards and outdoor cafés. Enjoy an evening at leisure. Breakfast
Day 7 BUENOS AIRES
A private sightseeing TOUR this morning starts in the colorful La Boca district, site of the city’s first port. Take a short walking tour of this unique neighborhood, then on to San Telmo, famous for its late-colonial buildings and a popular gathering spot for artists. At the Plaza de Mayo, see La Casa Rosada (the President’s Pink House) and the METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL, which houses San Martin’s Mausoleum. Drive past the ornate Colon Opera House before reaching the CEMETERY of the Recoleta, burial site of Eva Peron. This evening, perhaps savor the city’s atmosphere on an optional dinner at a local restaurant, followed by a performance of Latin America’s most sensuous dance—the Tango! Breakfast
Day 8 BUENOS AIRES
Today is at leisure. Your Local Host will suggest an optional excursion to the Pampas. Experience Argentine country life as you visit an estancia (ranch). Get acquainted with the lifestyle of the gauchos and enjoy a barbecue lunch and the warm hospitality of your hosts before returning to the city. Breakfast
Day 9 BUENOS AIRES–SANTIAGO, CHILE
Depart this morning on a scenic flight over the Andes before arriving in Santiago, Chile’s capital. This country is more than 10-times longer than wide, with 2,650 miles of beautiful Pacific coastline. Breakfast
Day 10 SANTIAGO
Located in the center of the country and perched between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes, Santiago has evolved as the country’s political, commercial, and cultural capital. Step back into the 16th century on your private TOUR as your Local Guide traces the city’s history and heritage. Start at La Moneda, the official Government Palace, and nearby San Cristobal Hill with its landmark statue of the Virgin Mary. Your tour ends at the Plaza de Armas, the main square, with a visit to the 18th-century CATHEDRAL. Breakfast
Day 11 SANTIAGO
The day is free for independent activities. You may want to take advantage of an optional excursion to the beautiful coastal region west of Santiago. Drive through the undulating hills of Chile’s wine country to the historic port of Valparaiso, and continue along the coast to nearby Viña del Mar. This chic seaside resort with palm tree-lined avenues and lovely villas truly deserves the sobriquet “Pearl of the Pacific.” Breakfast
Day 12 SANTIAGO
Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning. Breakfast