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Sandpiper: Atlantic to Pacific in style

19 days from £7,044pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Brazil / Iguazu Falls / Argentina / Chile / Patagonia

  • Bariloche
  • Torres del Paine
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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. .

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  • 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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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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What our clients say

  • A well organised trip with mainly very knowledgeable guides. We would definitely book a group tour again as it took away a lot of hassle.

    JW, St Albans
    Nov 2011
  • The tour leader could not have been more courteous, he did more than was expected of him and found us some very good restaurants. Our most memorable moments were staying in the yurt in the Patagonia, eating at local restaurants recommended by the tour leader and travelling from Bariloche across the lakes. We loved this trip and it was organised very well.

    MG, Marlow
    Jan 2014
  • Most memorable experience? - It was the feeling that it had been planned by people at JLA who love the continent and want their customers to enjoy it too. There was great selection, variation and pacing. Above all, the quality of the experience was exceptional - from our consultant right from the outset through to tour leader and a host of local guides, drivers and hotels. A 101 organisational arrangements went like clockwork and the highest levels of professionalism and quality were always evident. So THANK YOU, JLA for our best holiday anywhere, anytime - WE WILL  BE BACK !!!

    RH, Havant
    Dec 2015
  • A well planned trip covering all the highlights we wanted to see.

    A great trip, thoroughly enjoyed by a good group (of 8) that gelled well. We saw so much, did so much and and our expectations were well exceeded.

    GP, Woking
    Jan 2012
  • It is difficult to identify a highlight as the whole trip was so varied and memorable. However, the yurt and the landscapes in Torres del  Paine and Iguazu were spectacular.

    VP, Haywards Heath
    Mar 2016
  • Overall an excellent trip with many wonderful memories, lived up to all expectations.


    Feb 2015
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Our expert's view

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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.

What I love about this trip is that you start on the beaches of Rio and two weeks later you are marvelling at glaciers in Patagonia. Along the way, you've tangoed in Buenos Aires, crossed the Andes by boat and seen all manner of wildlife, waterfalls and volcanoes - all the while enjoying amazing food and wine!

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Meet our team

Real Latin american experts

  • Juliet Ellwood
    Juliet Ellwood - Travel Expert

    After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!

  • Ben Line
    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
    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.

  • Paul Winrow Giffen
    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.

  • Sally Dodge
    Sally Dodge - Travel Expert

    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.

  • CarrieGallagher2
    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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