Tour Departs: 08 October 2017.
Tour Length: 24 Days.
This is a spectacular tour in every respect and the itinerary has been proven over so many years. A number of our regular travellers have rated this as “the best”. South America is a fascinating continent to visit – awe-inspiring scenery, different cultures and an absorbing history. The itinerary is leisurely and comfortable, with an excellent standard of accommodation.
- Rio de Janeiro – Copacabana Beach, Corcovado and the Statue of “Christ the Redeemer”, “Sugar Loaf”, Carnival Show
- Iguassu Falls – surely the most beautiful in the world, in a magical setting
- Buenos Aires – the “Paris” of South America
- Santiago – in the shadow of the Andes
- Bariloche – in a magnificent setting of lakes and mountains.
3 NIGHT SKORPIOS CRUISE
This 3-night cruise sails the Southern Ice Fields, which cover most of the glaciers in the area, namely Amalia, El Brujo, Bernal and Herman, and those located in the area of Fiordo Calvo. The cruise includes around 15 glaciers, some of which we will contemplate and admire directly, walking up to their front and moraines, and sailing through multi-coloured ice-floes on smaller expedition vessels like the Capitán Konstantino; from where we will have the chance to observe the varied Patagonian flora and fauna in all its natural glory.
TORRES DEL PAINE
Torres del Paine National Park, in Chile’s Patagonia region, is known for its soaring mountains, bright blue icebergs that cleave from glaciers and golden pampas (grasslands) that shelter rare wildlife such as llama-like guanacos. Some of its most iconic sites are the 3 granite towers from which the park takes its name and the horn-shaped peaks called Cuernos del Paine.
EASTER ISLAND OPTIONAL TOUR
At the conclusion of this tour we have made arrangements to fly to Easter Island for 3 nights. If you would like to join us for this highlight, please do let us know as soon as you can.