Signature Southern Chile, Argentina and Brazil: Natural wonders of Patagonia and the Iguazu Falls
Overview & Highlights
This wide-ranging holiday visits the highlights of Chile, Argentina and Brazil. From the vineyards in Santiago to the mountains of Torres del Paine National Park continue to Patagonia's Perito Moreno glacier. Discover Buenos Aires, then fly to Iguazú Falls; end up in Rio.
- Walking tour of Santiago’s historic heart
- Full day excursion to two vineyards in the Maipo valley
- Excursions and activities in Torres del Paine National Park
- Visit Perito Moreno glacier, boat cruise in the lake below the ice wall
- Guided tour of Buenos Aires, including Teatro Colon
- Tango show with dinner, Buenos Aires
- Iguazu Falls: Visits to the Argentine and Brazilian National Parks
- Guided tour of Corcovado mountain (Christ the Redeemer)
This is a variety-packed holiday taking you across the continent from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean, visiting some of the most impressive sights of the continent’s grandest countries. Dip into the historical and cultural delights of three of the western hemisphere’s most dynamic cities, each a capital city with its own character and attractions.
Your visits here will contrast markedly with your stays close to two of South America’s most awesome natural attractions, the towering drop of the jungle-framed Iguazú Falls on the border of Brazil and Argentina and the glacial landscapes of Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia.
Arrive in Santiago. Transfer to hotel in an upmarket quarter of the capital. Guided walking tour of Santiago.
Full day excursion to two vineyards in the Maipo valley.
Fly to Punta Arenas, by road to Torres del Paine National Park.
Excursions and activities in Torres del Paine National Park.
Transfer to El Calafate, Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, Argentina.
Visit Perito Moreno glacier, boat trip on the lake below the glacier.
Fly to Buenos Aires.
Exploring Buenos Aires with a guide, visit Teatro Colon. Tango show with dinner.
Fly to Puerto Iguazú, guided visit to Argentine side of Iguazú Falls.
Guided visit to Brazilian side of Iguazú falls.
Fly to Rio de Janeiro.
Guided excursion to Corcovado mountain and the Christ the Redeemer statue.
Day at leisure in Rio.
Transfer to airport for international flight home.
Things to do
We proudly offer the widest range of activities, excursions and one-of-a-kind experiences across all our destinations, tried and tested personally by our travel experts.
Historic Santiago walking tour
Wine tour of the Central Valley
Day walks in Torres del Paine National Park
Visit the Perito Moreno glacier
Exploring Buenos Aires
See a tango show in Buenos Aires
Argentine asado experience
Iguazu Falls boat trip and wildlife safari
Visit Rio’s statue of Christ the Redeemer
Take in a Rio samba show
Rio de Janeiro by night
Discover Rio’s fascinating reinvented docklands
Browse our unrivalled portfolio of accommodation . Every option has been carefully chosen by our team of travel experts, so you can rest assured that you’ll relax in utter comfort.
Chile / Santiago and the vineyards
Pullman el Bosque
Chile / Torres del Paine National Park
Hotel Las Torres
Argentina / El Calafate and Los Glaciares National Park
Kosten Aike Hotel
Argentina / Iguazu Falls – Argentinian side / Iguazu Falls
Panoramic Hotel Iguazu
Brazil / Rio de Janeiro
Porto Bay Rio de Janeiro
Argentina / Buenos Aires
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
This was the first time I travelled with JLA and I have been impressed with the quality of personal service and enjoyed the itinerary very much.PM, Wirral
It was a wonderful trip. It was all good. In saying what I say next that is not to denigrate anything else. However, here we were at the vineyards outside Mendoza. It is a beautiful day weather-wise. We have had a fine tour of the vineyard and winery. The vineyard is itself beautiful and peaceful. Now we are in a lovely modern building for the 'lecture' and tastings. I am feeling very happy. Can it get any better? Yes. I look beyond the lecturer out of the window and there I see the beauty of the vineyard and 'just' behind that of the high Andes. Breathtaking!IM, London
I have been travelling for over half a century but his was my first organised tour and it was wonderful. As I said on my return I would go again next week if my diary was not full, I needed a rest and was not minded to spend as much again so soon.
The overall Pato Andino experience was truly fantastic, the sheer number of breath taking sights to marvel at was incredible. Too many [memorable moments] to list but if I had to name one then seeing Laguna Blanca as it was the first breath taking sight of the trip for me and it wasn't just the altitude.AB, Chesterfield
Please describe the most memorable experience/aspect of your trip? "In Galapagos; swimming with a playful Sea Lion, having a penguin swim right under my tummy and watching white tipped sharks cruise by all in the same snorkel session!"
"Journey Latin America came highly recommended to us, in turn we highly recommend them to you."DM, Marlborough
This really is Extremes of Chile going from desert conditions to frozen mountains. He prepared for some tiring travelling - and some stupendous scenery.DR, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
All of it! Aisen is visually stunning and unforgettable. The whole thing was a great adventure we will never forget and we loved the cities as well.TO, Loughton
It was my first trip on this kind of tour. I felt very safe & included & thoroughly enjoyed my time in Mexico. As a group I felt we really bonded & good friendships were made.KM, Salisbury
The most memorable part is every day we thought it couldn't get better and it did. Perito merino glacier, Torres del Paine end of world and Iguazu. Easter island was a childhood dream and it exceeded expectations. Mount FitzRoy walk was stunning.JC, Colchester
Jacana was a fascinating, very well organised 3 week tour through Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia and Lima taking in the highlights of each country. Every day gave us a new experience which will stay in our memories for a long time to come.VT, London
The Eagle tour was one of the best trips I have had. Thank you all!HC, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
The amazing scenery - every kilometre of the Carretera Austral, every turning, offers stunning views which never cease to surprise...I am impressed with the way it is possible to combine group tours with individual travel and with the flexibility available on the tours to meet individual needs. I find the whole booking experience from enquiry to final plans, very easy with great response from your office. The tour leaders are absolutely brilliant at what they do - I am in awe of their multiple skills!SC, Penryn
Amazing trip, fab group, experienced guide and definitely value for money. Would highly recommend.AB, London
The birds were wonderful - especially the time spent looking for, and finding, the Resplendent Quetzal. Also the camaraderie and the laughs with the group members, the tour leader and the driver.FW, Dornoch
BM, Milton Keynes
Overall an excellent trip with many wonderful memories, lived up to all expectations.
An excellent choice of nature highlights in a great country, guided by a tour leader who understands both worlds and can provide unique insights. I drew energy and inspiration from this experience by visiting so many and diverse sights yet I had a very good rest - the perfect holiday. The standard of accommodation in Brazil was a bit of a disappointment for me; it looks Brazil offers in general lower standards for the same price by comparison to Europe. I think Journey Latin America have done a great job at finding a good compromise between price and quality for us.
Most memorable experience? - Impossible to rank them, I loved every day.Eu, Switzerland
We have travelled with JLA on several occasions throughout South America. JLA may not be the cheapest tour operator, but booking with JLA means peace of mind, expert and helpful advice, reliable pick ups and travel arrangements and expert and informative tour leaders and local guides. A holiday should be free of worry and JLA take care of everything!CR, Bath
I found the trip most enjoyable and very thoughtfully arranged to maximise our experience - I have no complaints at all about the trip and found it extremely enjoyable. Our Guide was excellent - very friendly and informative and looked after us all very well. Overall an extremely enjoyable holiday.CW, Newcastle
I had a brilliant trip. The experiences were varied the people great company and the tour leader exceptional. What’s not to love!HL, Newcastle
Well organised brilliant holiday. It felt like 2 holidays in one as each week was so different from the other.PS, King's Lynn
“Having previously travelled to Patagonia on a Classic tour we knew what the standards are and didn't consider anyone else. Our confidence was fully justified.”IJB, Birmingham
We enjoyed all our excursions. Rio was a great start. The views from the Sugar Loaf were quite spectacular. Likewise the trips at both sides of the Iguazu Falls provided stunning scenery and of course Machu Picchu which even surpassed our epectations. Our first optional excursion was fascinating - up Corcovado. We also thoroughly enjoyed our helicopter trip over the falls, and the day trip to Potosi - a different and very interesting trip with lots to see.We also enjoyed visiting Moon Valley with its varied and interesting formations and in contrast going in to Lima. Every trip was worthwhile and enjoyable.JR, Swansea
Really it was the whole experience. A well-organised trip with lots of interesting things to see and do with people we got on well with and a knowledgeable,friendly,helpful guide.
It is hard to choose one particular part of the trip as it was all amazing but in different ways. One of the most memorable parts was the few days in Suchitoto, El Salvador and the optional town tour. Listening to the experiences of the people in the area was humbling.MF, London
It was a wonderful adventure which we enjoyed with a very nice group, all of us led by an excellent guide.WD, Greenford
The Jungle was just fabulous, didn't quite know what to expect but it exceeded expectations!...Having travelled with you before and receiving excellent treatment & value we returned and you once again lived up to your reputation and promise. Exceeded our high expectations...the experience of a lifetime.GH, Morpeth
Most memorable moment was sailing down the Baker River and then ziplining over it! Gonzalo our driver was one of the best, acting not only as a driver but also as a friend. The tour leader, is one of the best tour leaders I have encountered through my travels with various companies.AF, Enniskillen
Most memorable experience? - Iguacu Falls were amazing. Boat trip under the falls and helicopter ride from the Brazilian side were truly memorable.
I thoroughly enjoyed my holiday to Brazil with JLA and was impressed with their organisation and local knowledge. Our tour guide, was excellent and went that 'extra mile' to make our holiday an enjoyable experience. During the Trogon itinerary I saw some amazing places not least, Rio de Janeiro, The Pantanal and Iguacu Falls. My private extension to Ouro Preto in Minas Gerais was also well organised and the local guides (both women) used for the private transfers looked after me very well. As a woman travelling alone it was good to know that my safety and security was a high priority.HP, Richmond
I would recommend this trip to anyone who has an interest in magnificent scenery and wonderful wildlife experiences.CT, Antrim
The bright colours of the towns and cities, buildings, fruit and vegetables, flowers and trees!CS, Guildford
"I have many great memories, but for me going to sleep and then waking up to the sounds of the rain forest both at Rock View Lodge and Atta Rainforest Lodge was magical. Also, taking a shower under a starlit sky at Atta was wonderful! A continuous joy was the friendliness of all the local people we encountered on our journey. They seemed to be genuinely pleased that we had chosen to visit their countries."JB, London
"The trip lived up to my expectations. It's a great opportunity to follow a less travelled path through three completely different, but fascinating countries - Guyana, Suriname and Guyane (French Guiana) - and to experience beautiful scenery, remote locations and vibrant cities (especially Georgetown, which I loved). Well done JLA for organising this tour".
An extremely memorable trip, well organised, with knowledgeable and passionate guides. I'm so lucky to have had this great experience and not to have had the worry of organising it!JB, Bristol
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Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.
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Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.