2 weeks in South America
for Food & Wine Lovers
14 Days, 13 Nights
& Chile Highlights
Beauties & delights of Rio de Janeiro
Iguazu Falls Exclusive jungle lodge experience
Buenos Aires tango, food and Gaucho Culture
Luxury wine experiences in Mendoza and Santiago de Chile
All our itineraries are 100% customized for you!
Rio de Janeiro "Natural beauty, Carnival, samba & bossa nova"
Reception at Rio de Janeiro airport and transfer to your hotel.
At schedule time, Welcome meeting with your local experienced guide. We will also provide our contacts, available 24hs, taking care of the details of your trip to make your trip a once in a lifetime experience!
Stunning Landscapes: Christ Redeemer & Sugar Loaf
One of the Seven Wonders of the World, the magnificent Christ the Redeemer, the iconic statue on top of Corcovado Hill, Rio’s most famous landmark. The Corcovado Hill is part of the Tijuca Forest, the largest urban forest in the world. On the way to its top is the Dona Marta belvedere, from where is possible to see the Maracanã Stadium, the famous Guanabara Bay and the beautiful Sugar Loaf. Once at the top of Corcovado Hill, it is possible to admire breathtaking views of Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon and the Botanical Garden.
We will depart from the hotel after breakfast to visit the most famous landmarks sites of the city and see from above the natural beauty of Rio. After a scenic drive along Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, guests arrive at the bottom of the Corcovado Hill. Here, you will embark on a comfortable train that ascends the mountain and get at the statue of Christ the Redeemer, located 2,300 ft above sea level. Once at the top, they can use the panoramic elevators or escalators to get to the foot of the statute, as well as enjoy a panoramic view of Rio de Janeiro.
Hidden Treasures of Rio & the most memorable food experience in Brazil
Every year, over a million visitors go to the famous Pão de Açúcar (Sugar Loaf Mountain), an iconic symbol of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Its name was given due to the resemblance to the traditional shape of a refined sugar loaf.
The journey to the top is made in glass cable cars. The first cable car takes passengers to the top of Urca Hill, which rises 215 meters above sea level and offers spectacular views of the entire bay and its surrounding islands. At Urca Hill, passengers take the second cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf, which rises 395 meters above sea level and offers a 360 degrees view of the entire city including Botafogo and Copacabana Beaches, Corcovado Hill and Rio’s downtown.
From Rio to the uniqueness of Iguazu Falls, Argentina, The Awasi Experience
Today you will fly to Foz de Iguassu. Transfer from the hotel to Rio de Janeiro´s airport. Reception at Foz do Iguassu airport and transfer to Awasi jungle Lodge.
Located just 20 minutes from the world’s largest waterfalls, The Iguazu falls. Awasi’s new 14-room lodge is situated on the banks of the River Iguazú, surrounded by the Atlantic Rainforest.
Each villa is assigned with a private guide and 4WD, allowing guests to explore at their own pace, visiting where they want, in their own time. No need to plan ahead. You can decide your itinerary with your guide when you arrive at the hotel, without having to adapt to groups or fixed schedules and change it on the go. Your plan will depend solely on your preferences and the weather, the Awasi will take care of the rest.
Iguazu Falls & an exclusive experience at The Awasi Lodge
Each day you can choose between a menu of excursions to do with your private guide and vehicle.
Meals are part of the Experience at Awasi Lodge:
Awasi has its own restaurant, exclusively for guests. As part of Relaix & Chateaux, the lodge highlights the local flavors and ingredients of each destination. They work with local producers and fresh ingredients to create a seasonal menu while respecting the culinary heritage of the region.
National Park Iguacu, Brazil, arrive Buenos Aires
Today we will visit the Falls from the Brazilian side. The National Park do Iguaçu in Brazil was declared World Natural Heritage by the UNESCO in 1986, after such nomination of the Iguazu National Park in Argentina.
The IBAMA (Brazilian Institute of the Environment) administers the Park, which at the moment is being revitalized as the Argentinian Park.
Visiting area consists of the only circuit of walkways which are placed in front of the Falls, offering a truly impressive panoramic view. The circuit is 1200 metres long and composed of stairs. At the end of the circuit there is an elevator. The stairs contain 130 steps and are 220 metres long. Medium difficulty.
After visiting the Falls we will get back to Puerto Iguazu, and then to the airport.
Flight to Buenos Aires. Arrival at domestic airport and transfer to your hotel.
Buenos Aires Passionate cosmopolitan city" & Barbecue experience
Buenos Aires is a pulsating, passionate, cosmopolitan city. The combination of rich architectural and cultural heritage, modern creative energy, electric nightlife, unique traditions, a vibrant arts scene, extensive parks, and warm, friendly hosts makes it one of the world's most exciting capitals.
Enjoy a personalized visit to the City of Buenos Aires to discover the most pictures and traditional neighborhoods, the traces of immigration, the history of tango and folklore, the cattle culture, the football passion, and more.
Classic places you should not miss include the traditional Plaza de Mayo and its surroundings that witnessed the founding of Buenos Aires; the neighborhoods of San Telmo and La Boca, with its famous Caminito street. Tour continues along Recoleta and Retiro.
After exploring the city, enjoy a Barbecue experience. Learn how to prepare the best Argentine Asado.
Buenos Aires, Food, Art & Tango Experience
Today we will discover Buenos Aires Province in an authentic way; you will be able to experience the countryside at an exclusive "estancia" or farm and walk the town of San Antonio de Areco.
While at " Areco", as the locals call it, you will enjoy a close up view of our pampas and the village and its historical heart.
Once at the estancia you can ride on the horses or go for a ride in a sulky whilst enjoying a glass of Malbec wine and the traditional empanadas. At lunchtime you will enjoy a typical country style barbeque prepared using only the finest quality meats. Dessert is accompanied by a demonstration of gaucho skills and folklore.
Mendoza, Vineyards Winemaker for a day & Cooking Class
Be a winemaker for the day. Visit Susan Balbo boutique winery located in Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo, half an hour away from the city of Mendoza. Built at the foothills of the majestic Cordón del Plata mountain range, it offers an exceptional view that reflects all the beauty of Mendoza’s landscape.
Susana Balbo also offers some other wine tourism activities for those who enjoy learning by putting their hands to work. The “Blend Art” proposal gives you the opportunity of being a winemaker for a day, combining different grapes to make your own, unique wine, with your hallmark all over it.
Mendoza, Wineries of Valle de Uco & Dinner Experience at Mallmann´s
Located in the south of Mendoza along the famous Route 40, the Uco Valley is the most emblematic of the Mendocino viticultural regions.
Situated at the foot of the Andes, it is bordered by the Cordón de Plata, a mountainous belt that acts as a beautiful backdrop for the rows and rows of vines, giving the vineyards in the Uco Valley an idyllic postcard setting, defined by the perpetually snow-capped peak of the Tupungato Volcano.
We will visit Piedra Infinita and enjoy a great lunch at The restaurant Piedra Infinita. Enjoy a four-course meal made with regional produce and delicate gourmet food paired with Zuccardi wines.
At Night be ready to delight yourself with the "7 fires" gourmet Experience from the Internationally acclaimed chef Francis Mallmann
Santiago de Chile
From the wines in Argentina to the Wines in Chile.
Today you will take a flight from Mendoza to Santiago de Chile.
Santiago de Chile, Wine Route, Vik Experience with Cocktails and Special Barbecue
Today you will travel to the wine region of Millahue in the Cachapoal Valley to enjoy the wines of Chile Experience at Vik Wine lodge.
VIK Chile, is located at the top of a hill in the middle of the valley, very close to the Andes Mountain Range, Vik Chile boasts 360º panoramic views of the vineyards, the striking VIK Winery and the natural surroundings.
Vineyards & Vik Experience
Discover VIK’s essence through an exclusive tour of the outstanding winery and learn about the art of VIK’s wines through a full-on tasting, where you can travel the vineyards though your senses. With horseback riding, mountain biking and other excursions, it is easy to be immersed in the immensity of VIK, surrounded by magnificentnatural scenery, native Chilean forests and lush vegetation. Enjoy a gourmet lunch in the vineyard’s Pavilion restaurant, prepared with fresh, and seasonal produce from VIK’s own organic culinary garden, perfectly paired with the vineyard’s wines.
Chile – Farewell
Your private transfer will drive you to Santiago´s International Airport.
Its time to say Goodbye, but only for now...
“The most beautiful thing about cooking is the silent language. You can’t write about it. I can’t teach it. That’s why there are so many cookbooks but not much success out of cookbooks.”
_ Francis Mallmann
Maria, I wanted to send you an email personally to thank you for the wonderful adventure we experienced in our recent trip to South America. It was fun, laid back, informative, and just good times were had.
The team you put together for us could not have been any better from Lilia, Gabbi, Andres (Andy), Maggie to all the drivers. Mark and I spoke about the trip and the only thing different we would have done was have 1 more day in BA (so much to do) and stayed in the Palermo district either the first time or the second time around.
A friend of mine has already asked me about who helped plan the trip so I will be passing your name to them.
Wishing you, your family, and your team at Across South America a VERY HAPPY HOLIDAY.
Lilly F. Antebi
Dec 11, 2019
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