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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

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

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

    SW, Great Missenden
  • Impossible! Without exception every part of the trip was memorable and as the holiday progressed we ran out of superlatives to describe it! This was an extremely well thought out…

    EJ, Chorley
  • 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
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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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Stuart Whittington Product & Marketing Stuart was a tour leader in South America before taking on senior positions at several tour operators. He has a deep love for Latin America and Antarctica.

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  • Kathryn
    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
    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.

  • Ben
    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.

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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.

  • 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.

  • Heloise
    Heloise Buxton - Travel Expert

    Heloise started her Latin American journey as an exchange student in Santiago, Chile. With extended summer holidays this was the perfect opportunity to backpack through Bolivia, Peru, Argentina and Brazil.

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