Group - Classic
Sandpiper: Atlantic to Pacific in style
(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)
Overview & Highlights
This luxurious 3-country escorted group tour to the wilderness of Patagonia and the continent’s most exciting cities is one of our crème de la crème holidays. From Rio, pausing en route at the colossal Iguazú Falls and graceful Buenos Aires, you travel across the Andes at its most beautiful pass, by boat on Lake Todos los Santos.
This trip combines the haunting beauty of Patagonia’s glacier-carved Torres del Paine, the Iguazú Falls and the Patagonian lake district with three of the continent's most vibrant and exciting cities: Rio de Janeiro; Buenos Aires and Santiago. Travel in comfort: all your transport is private and the accommodation is among the best locally.
Your journey begins in Rio, a high-rise chaotic masterpiece squeezed between the ocean surf and precipitous forested mountains. Spend a couple of days close to the roaring Iguazú Falls, deep in the rainforest on the Brazilian-Argentine border, before discovering the grand boulevards and cafés of cosmopolitan Buenos Aires. After traversing the Andean cordillera on the spectacular lakes crossing you jet further south to explore southern Chile's jagged snow-dipped peaks, glacial lakes and the ice-carved landscape of the Torres del Paine National Park. Your trip ends with a smooth glass of Carmenère in the lush surrounds of a vineyard just outside Santiago. .
- Rio de Janeiro: city tour including Sugarloaf and Corcovado mountain
- Iguazú Falls: Brazilian and Argentinian sides
- Buenos Aires: city tour
- Bariloche: Circuito Chico tour of lake district
- Bariloche: full day lake crossing from Argentina to Chile
- Torres del Paine National Park: full program of included excursions including cruise on Lago Grey
- Santiago: guided visit to a vineyard
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Arrive in Rio, overnight overlooking Copacabana beach.
City tour guided and excursion to Sugar Loaf Mountain.
Visit to Corcovado Mountain.
Fly to Iguaçú, cross into Argentina. Visit the Brazilian side of the Iguaçú Falls.
Excursion to the Argentine side of the falls.
Fly to Buenos Aires.
Further explore the Argentine capital or nearby Uruguay.
Fly to Bariloche in the lake district. Enjoy the Circuito Chico.
Trans-Andean lake crossing to Puerto Varas, Chile.
Optional visit to Chiloé Island.
Fly to Punta Arenas; by road to your lodge.
Explore Torres del Paine, on a number of included excursions.
Drive to Punta Arenas.
Fly to Santiago, explore the capital.
Visit a nearby vineyard; optional visit to Valparaiso.
Depart for international flight or extension.
UK clients arrive home the following day.
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.
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.
Brazil / Rio de Janeiro
Argentina / Iguazu Falls – Argentinian side / Iguazu Falls
Loi Suites Iguazu Hotel
Argentina / Buenos Aires
Loi Suites Recoleta
Argentina / Argentine lake district
Hotel Cacique Inacayal
Chile / Chilean Lake District (south)
Hotel Cumbres Puerto Varas
Chile / Torres del Paine National Park
Hotel Lago Grey
Chile / Islands and fjords of southern Patagonia
Hotel Cabo de Hornos
Chile / Santiago and the vineyards
Hotel Cumbres Lastarria
If there's somewhere you particularly want to go that isn't included in this tour, we can add on an extension to take you there.
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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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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.
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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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A former Journey Latin America tour leader, Sally spent 7 years working, travelling and living throughout Latin America before returning to the UK to help people arrange their own adventures to this wonderful destination.
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.