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Tangara: Blue lakes and emerald coasts

15 days from £3,756pp

(based on two people sharing & excluding flights)

Chile / Argentina / Iguazu Falls / Brazil

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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.

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.

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  • 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

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What our clients say

  • The Iguazu Falls were awesome. We enjoyed all the places we visited. I was recommended JLA from someone who had used them before. We were not disappointed. We have had…

    CG, Stevenage
  • As a first taste of South America with limited annual leave, you couldn't fault this two week itinerary for the amount of ground it covered. It has given me a…

    ES, Redhill
  • JLA already has a good reputation and we were certainly impressed by the management of this tour.

    AF, Altrincham
  • Quite simply, this was the best holiday we ever had.  The tour leaders role in achieving this cannot be overstated.

    SW, Great Missenden
  • Overall the Tangara trip was well structured, if a little hectic moving on every two nights. It achieved its main objectives and we saw fascinating parts of South America that…

    TE, Cirencester
  • I had an absolutely wonderful holiday and saw things I had been longing to for a long time. Thank you.

    CK, Clacton-on-Sea
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Our Expert's Opinion

This two-week coast-to-coast adventure crams in some of South America's best: the buzz of Santiago, Buenos Aires and Rio, as well navigating the awe-inspiring Andean lakes from Chile to Argentina, an sailing clear blue waters of Brazil's Emerald Coast.

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  • Sophie
    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.

  • Charlotte
    Charlotte Daubeney - Travel Expert

    Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.

  • Lina
    Lina Fuller - Travel Expert

    Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.

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    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.

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    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.

  • Maggie
    Maggie Wilson - Travel Expert

    Maggie visited Latin America on her first backpacking trip when she was 19. Since then, she has taken every opportunity to travel, and has managed to explore a lot of the region in subsequent trips.

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