8 Day Santiago & Rio de Janeiro Special (Houston Special)

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Hotel Plaza San Francisco Santiago
Windsor Excelsior Hotel Rio de Janeiro

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Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your trip. Please note that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. Hotel locations, services and amenities differ according to the Plan. Read the descriptions in full and locate the hotels on our provided map to ensure the Hotel/Plan you select meets your desired criteria. Airfare options for this program may not include checked luggage nor advance seat assignments, in which case checked luggage fees will apply and seat assignments will only be available at check-in. Adjacent seats may not be available. Higher airfares including checked luggage and/or advanced seat assignments are available, or you may choose to travel with carry-on luggage only. This is an Independent program. For more information, click here.

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Accommodation Details

  • Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

Independent Package Includes

  • Round trip flights Houston-Santiago, Santiago-Rio de Janeiro-Houston
    Some departure dates may be offered from an alternate nearby airport. Check flight itinerary options when booking.
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights accommodations
    • 3 nights Santiago
    • 3 nights Rio de Janeiro
  • Breakfast daily

Is This Trip Right for You?

This independent program allows the flexibility to explore on your own. Affordable optional sightseeing excursions are available to enhance your trip. Please note that this tour is not escorted and therefore you will not have the services of a tour manager to assist with hotel check-in formalities and luggage handling. Hotel locations, services and amenities differ according to the Plan. Read the descriptions in full and locate the hotels on our provided map to ensure the Hotel/Plan you select meets your desired criteria. Airfare options for this program may not include checked luggage nor advance seat assignments, in which case checked luggage fees will apply and seat assignments will only be available at check-in. Adjacent seats may not be available. Higher airfares including checked luggage and/or advanced seat assignments are available, or you may choose to travel with carry-on luggage only. This is an Independent program. For more information, click here.

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  • The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
Full Day Valparaiso & Vina Del Mar 9:00 AM

Depart to the coast by way of Route 68 this morning, which connects Santiago with the port of Valparaíso in only 1.5 hours. First, cross the Curacavi valley, with its plantations, vineyards, little fruit markets and restaurants. Then head through the wine making Casablanca valley, growing in fame with its green landscape that is sure to captivate visitors. Reach the magical port of Valparaiso dubbed a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Admire Valparaiso from the hills and finally through walkways and terraces while witnessing the wonderful natural amphitheater that frames the bay. Stroll through narrow alleys that meander through the hills, revealing in every corner the picturesque topography. You also have the opportunity to experience the old funiculars that made this charming city famous. After visiting typical Valparaiso head to Viña del Mar city which means "Vineyard of the Sea." This city by the ocean is famous for its long stretches of white sandy beaches. Have time to visit the beaches, enjoy some of the main attractions and everything this city has to offer.

Pick-up will be between 8:30 am and 9:00 am from the front desk of hotel. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.

Day #3 01 Sep 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $75.00
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Santiago Panoramic City Tour with Santa Lucia Hill 9:00 AM

Be part of this journey through the many parts of Santiago that characterize this South American metropolis. Prepare to be captivated as you view a city in motion, from the history of the colonial neighborhoods to modern "Sanhattan". Begin with the old residential area of the capital, passing through beautiful residences that currently give life to the University District. The journey continues to the historic and financial center which includes the governmental palace "La Moneda" and the Main Square, Plaza de Armas. You then drive to the Santa Lucia hill and the Forest Park where you find the beautiful building of the Museum of Fine Arts. Afterwards, continue to the bohemian neighborhood of Bellavista and finish your walking tour around the Golf neighborhood which is the new and most important financial sector in the city and the country.

Pick-up will be between 8:30 am and 9:00 am from the front desk of hotel. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

Day #4 01 Sep 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $43.00
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Half Day City Tour & Sugar Loaf 8:30 AM

Depart your hotel and drive through the city’s main streets en route to iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain. In the downtown area, pass many of the city’s landmarks including the Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, the Municipal Theatre and the Samba Drome. Arrive at Praia Vermelha to begin your ascent up Sugar Loaf Mountain by cable car to the top of Urca Hill. See the superb panorama of the city unfold before your eyes. Then, change to a second cable car that takes you all the way to the summit. Now, the views are absolutely breathtaking -- the entire city is within your grasp, including the bridge, the bay, the majestic mountain range, and the city of Niteroi, on the other side of the bay.

Pick-up will be between 8:00 am and 8:30 am from the front desk of the hotel. Pick-up time on Saturdays will be between 7:45 am and 8:15 am. Drop-off is at your hotel. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #6 01 Sep 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $79.00
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Half Day Corcovado 2:00 PM

This afternoon enjoy an ascent by a scenic cog railway to the summit of Corcovado Hill. Here, at 2400 feet above the city stands the 125 foot statue of Christ the Redeemer. The Christ statue, that embraces the entire city, is designated as one of the seven "New Wonders of the World." See the thrilling 360 degree sweeping view of the city and understand why Rio is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Afterwards, return to the hotel along Rio’s famous beaches, including Copacabana and Ipanema.

Pick-up will be between 1:30 pm and 2:00 pm from the front desk of the hotel. Pick-up time on Sundays will be between 1:45 pm and 2:15 pm. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #7 01 Sep 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $75.00
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Santiago Panoramic City Tour with Santa Lucia Hill 9:00 AM

Be part of this journey through the many parts of Santiago that characterize this South American metropolis. Prepare to be captivated as you view a city in motion, from the history of the colonial neighborhoods to modern "Sanhattan". Begin with the old residential area of the capital, passing through beautiful residences that currently give life to the University District. The journey continues to the historic and financial center which includes the governmental palace "La Moneda" and the Main Square, Plaza de Armas. You then drive to the Santa Lucia hill and the Forest Park where you find the beautiful building of the Museum of Fine Arts. Afterwards, continue to the bohemian neighborhood of Bellavista and finish your walking tour around the Golf neighborhood which is the new and most important financial sector in the city and the country.

Pick-up will be between 8:30 am and 9:00 am from the front desk of hotel. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

Day #3 01 Sep 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $43.00
Santiago Panoramic City Tour with Santa Lucia Hill 9:00 AM Thumbnail
Full Day Valparaiso & Vina Del Mar 9:00 AM

Depart to the coast by way of Route 68 this morning, which connects Santiago with the port of Valparaíso in only 1.5 hours. First, cross the Curacavi valley, with its plantations, vineyards, little fruit markets and restaurants. Then head through the wine making Casablanca valley, growing in fame with its green landscape that is sure to captivate visitors. Reach the magical port of Valparaiso dubbed a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Admire Valparaiso from the hills and finally through walkways and terraces while witnessing the wonderful natural amphitheater that frames the bay. Stroll through narrow alleys that meander through the hills, revealing in every corner the picturesque topography. You also have the opportunity to experience the old funiculars that made this charming city famous. After visiting typical Valparaiso head to Viña del Mar city which means "Vineyard of the Sea." This city by the ocean is famous for its long stretches of white sandy beaches. Have time to visit the beaches, enjoy some of the main attractions and everything this city has to offer.

Pick-up will be between 8:30 am and 9:00 am from the front desk of hotel. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.

Day #4 01 Sep 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $75.00
Full Day Valparaiso & Vina Del Mar 9:00 AM Thumbnail
Half Day Corcovado 2:00 PM

This afternoon enjoy an ascent by a scenic cog railway to the summit of Corcovado Hill. Here, at 2400 feet above the city stands the 125 foot statue of Christ the Redeemer. The Christ statue, that embraces the entire city, is designated as one of the seven "New Wonders of the World." See the thrilling 360 degree sweeping view of the city and understand why Rio is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Afterwards, return to the hotel along Rio’s famous beaches, including Copacabana and Ipanema.

Pick-up will be between 1:30 pm and 2:00 pm from the front desk of the hotel. Pick-up time on Sundays will be between 1:45 pm and 2:15 pm. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #6 01 Sep 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $75.00
Half Day Corcovado 2:00 PM Thumbnail
Half Day City Tour & Sugar Loaf 8:30 AM

Depart your hotel and drive through the city’s main streets en route to iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain. In the downtown area, pass many of the city’s landmarks including the Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, the Municipal Theatre and the Samba Drome. Arrive at Praia Vermelha to begin your ascent up Sugar Loaf Mountain by cable car to the top of Urca Hill. See the superb panorama of the city unfold before your eyes. Then, change to a second cable car that takes you all the way to the summit. Now, the views are absolutely breathtaking -- the entire city is within your grasp, including the bridge, the bay, the majestic mountain range, and the city of Niteroi, on the other side of the bay.

Pick-up will be between 8:00 am and 8:30 am from the front desk of the hotel. Pick-up time on Saturdays will be between 7:45 am and 8:15 am. Drop-off is at your hotel. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #7 01 Sep 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $79.00
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