Overview & Highlights
A group tour from Santiago to the volcanic lake district on the Chile/Argentina border. The route continues to Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro, with Iguazú Falls and the tropical beaches of Brazil's Emerald Coast.
- Santiago: walking tour
- Puerto Varas: Petrohue Falls
- Bariloche: guided mountain walk
- Buenos Aires: city tour
- Iguazú Falls (Argentine and Brazilian sides)
- Paraty: Schooner trip
- Rio de Janeiro: city tour with Corcovado and Sugarloaf mountain
This journey is a showcase for Latin America's extraordinary diversity, and visits 3 of its most fascinating cities. Santiago is set in a bowl created by the Andes and surrounded by its colossal snowy peaks. Elegant, sophisticated Buenos Aires has a distinctly European flavour, which can be appreciated alongside sultry tango and huge steaks. And Rio is a high-rise marvel, squeezed between lush, forested mountains and the beaches and surf of the Atlantic Ocean.
Crossing the Andes from Chile into Argentina is a breathtaking journey amid shimmering turquoise lakes and towering snow-capped peaks. Following on are the magnificent cataracts at Iguazú Falls, which tumble over a vast precipice into a subtropical rainforest alive with birds and butterflies; and tranquillity in the historic colonial town of Paraty set on a leaf green bay.
Fly to Santiago, Chile, arriving the following day.
Walking tour of colonial Santiago.
Optional excursion to a vineyard or the port of Valparaíso.
Fly south to the lake district; Petrohue Falls and overnight in Puerto Varas.
Optional excursion to Chiloé island.
Cross the Andes to Bariloche, Argentina.
Walks in the rugged hills around Lake Nahuel Huapi.
Fly to Buenos Aires. Walking tour of the city.
Fly to Iguazú Falls. Excursions to the Argentine side.
Excursion to the Brazilian side of the falls.
Fly to São Paulo; by road to Paraty.
Excursion by traditional schooner around the bay.
By road to Rio de Janeiro.
City tour including Corcovado and Sugarloaf mountains.
Depart for international flight or extension.
UK clients arrive home the following day.
Things to do
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What our clients say
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JLA already has a good reputation and we were certainly impressed by the management of this tour.AF, Altrincham
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Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.
Carrie Gallagher - Travel Expert
A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.
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Real Latin America Experts
Hannah Donaldson - Travel Expert
Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.
Ben Line - Travel Expert
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
Sophie Barber - Travel Expert
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.
Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert
Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.
Hannah Waterhouse - Travel Expert
Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.
Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.