Road to Rio

Highlights

Sip zesty Chilean wines in Santiago, Get an adrenaline fix in Pucon, Sample handmade chocolates in Bariloche, Learn the tango in Buenos Aires, Walk along cobblestone streets in Colonia, Experience ranch life on a Uruguayan estancia, Visit the magnificent Foz do Iguazu, Get down to the samba sound in Rio de Janeiro

Tour description provided by Intrepid

Uncover the many faces of South America on this tour through the heart of the continent. Travelling through Chile, Uruguay, Argentina and Brazil you'll soak up modern life in vibrant cities, chill out on remote tropical beaches, hike in stunning wilderness areas and see amazing natural wonders. Try delicious foods, dance to Latin beats and meet welcoming locals from buzzing Santiago, beautiful Buenos Aires and rambunctious Rio de Janeiro. With plenty of free time and a do-it-yourself approach, this adventure is the perfect way to see the very best of these four captivating countries.

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Santiago
Set within a circle of snow-capped mountains, Santiago is vibrant, artistic and gourmet - and the gateway to adventures in the snow, sea or desert.
Days 3-5 Pucon
With the spectacular Villarrica volcano bubbling away in the background, captivating Pucon is an adventure lover's paradise with outdoor activities galore in a gorgeous natural setting.
Days 6-7 San Martin de los Andes
Nested on the shores of Lake Lacar and surrounded by the majestic Lanin National Park, San Martin de los Andes is one of Argentina's most picturesque towns.
Days 8-10 Bariloche
A city of immense natural beauty known for its great chocolate, Bariloche is fabulous for sports lovers and food connoisseurs in all its picturesque seasons.
Days 11-13 Buenos Aires
Cosmopolitan, cultured and chic, Buenos Aires has European sensibilities with a fiery Latin heart. Discover colonial architecture, funky neighbourhoods, exceptional cuisine and a thriving nightlife.
Day 14 Colonia
Facing Buenos Aires across the Rio de la Plata, Colonia del Sacramento has a beautiful Old City with cobblestone streets, charming buildings and a wonderful nightlife.
Day 15 Montevideo
Spread out along the Bay of Montevideo, Uruguay's capital has an eclectic array of architecture, good beaches and a rich cultural heritage.
Days 16-19 Estancia Stay
Experience life on a working estancia in the heart of Uruguay's farming country. Things are simple down on the ranch but you're guaranteed a warm Uruguayan welcome from our hosts.
Days 20-22 Foz do Iguazu
Foz do Iguazu is a largish city famed for being at the doorstep - along with Argentina and Paraguay - of the incredible Iguazu Falls.
Days 23-24 Paraty
Step back in time in gorgeous Paraty, where Portuguese colonial buildings, cobblestone streets and horse and cart are set against a verdant backdrop of misty hills.
Days 25-27 Ilha Grande
Relax among the spoils of paradise on Ilha Grande, a gorgeous tropical island that has little development, no cars and pristine rainforest and beaches.
Days 28-29 Rio de Janeiro
Bigger than life and beautiful to boot, Rio de Janeiro sits resplendent among mountains, rainforest and sea, and emits an energy that is irresistible to everyone who visits.