15 Day Kaleidoscope of South America
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|2022 Dates & Prices Single Supplement: $950|
|Hotel||Dates||Embark||Tour Starts||Ship||Land Only||Air & Land|
Optional tours and gratuities.
Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flights Santiago-Puerto Montt, Bariloche-Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires-Iguazu & Iguassu-Rio de Janeiro.
Passport information must be submitted to Gate 1 Travel at least 60 days prior to departure.
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.
Is This Trip Right for You?
Escorted Package Includes
- Flights Miami-Santiago, Rio de Janeiro-Miami
- 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
- All intra-flights: Santiago-Puerto Montt, Bariloche-Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires-Iguazu, Iguassu-Rio de Janeiro
- 13 nights First Class accommodations
- 2 nights Santiago
- 1 night Puerto Varas
- 2 nights Bariloche
- 3 nights Buenos Aires
- 2 nights Iguazu, Argentina
- 3 nights Rio de Janeiro
- Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
- Hotel porterage
- All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
- 19 meals: 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners
- Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
- Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
- Services of English-speaking local guides
- Entrance fees per itinerary
- Take a city tour of Santiago, the energetic capital of Chile
- Drive through the rolling countryside of scenic Patagonia to Puerto Varas, the “city of roses”
- Lake crossing by boat from Chile to Argentina through the spectacular Andes
- Discover Bariloche an alpine treasure with its stunning lakes and soaring snow-capped mountains
- Enjoy cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, the “Paris of South America” with its elegant architecture
- At Recoleta Cemetery, view the legendary tomb of Eva “Evita” Peron
- Learn to Tango in Buenos Aires with professional Argentine dancers
- Stand in awe at majestic Iguassu Falls one of nature's most impressive achievements
- At the summit of Rio’s Corcovado Mountain stand before the statue of Christ the Redeemer
- Ascend to the peak of iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain, with its wondrous panoramic views
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates
Is This Trip Right for You?
This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps, significant slopes, along with narrow and possibly slippery paths at the falls. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.
Gate 1 Travel itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.
This first class hotel is a short walk from Araucano Park.Hotel Details
This first class hotel is located in the high part of the city with an unequaled view of Llanquihue Lake along with the famous volcanoes Osorno and Calbuco.Hotel Details
This first class hotel has magnificent views of Nahuel Huapi Lake.Hotel Details
This superior first class hotel is located in Retiro, and is just two blocks from the shopping street, Calle Florida.Hotel Details
This first class hotel overlooks the convergence of the Iguazu and Parana Rivers and is located just over 300 feet from "The Three Borders" where Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay meet.Hotel Details
This deluxe hotel is a gem set in a great location within the vibrant city of Rio. It is just steps from the iconic Copacabana Beach.Hotel Details
- Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more
- Tours often sell out. Avoid disappointment
- Save your cash. Credit card processing may not be possible locally
- Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure
- Book Online or call to book these tours up to 1 week before your departure
- The day the optionals operate varies by the day of the week
Depart from the hotel towards the Maipo Valley, one of Chile's most important wine producing areas. Don Francisco Undurraga was one of the pioneers of wine making in Chile, and created the Viña Undurraga in 1885 with plants brought back from France and Germany. Today, with more than 135 years of tradition, Undurraga is present in more than 70 countries. Undurraga produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Gewürstraminer, Carménère, Chardonnay, Syrah, Carignan and others. There is a tasting of different wines during the tour and the cost includes a souvenir glass. Afterwards, return to the hotel.
Approximate tour duration is approximately 4 hours.
|Day #3||11 Feb 2022 - 31 Mar 2024||$29.00|
Tonight enjoy an excellent dinner and tango show in downtown Buenos Aires. This has become a favorite of local residents as well as visitors and is the ideal setting for a delicious dinner and an alluring tango show. The Tango displays complete cultural expression, a plot of myths, values and traditions.
Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.
|Day #8||01 Jan 2021 - 15 Jan 2023||$79.00|
Depart from the hotel towards Cardales to visit a traditional Estancia. An Estancia is the equivalent to a large rural estate similar to a ranch in the United States. Most have a main house and some straw-roofed constructions in which the dining-room and a traditional general store are located. The general store commonly called the 'pulperia' was a social gathering point for gauchos at sunset. Later, you can taste a typical Argentine barbecue (grilled beef, chicken, pork sausages, salads, dessert and coffee) in the dining-room. As lunch is finished you will enjoy a folklore show with live music, dancing and a tango demonstration, followed by 'cuadreras' and ring races where gauchos show their skills as riders.
Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.
|Day #9||01 Jan 2021 - 15 Jan 2023||$99.00|
This afternoon, depart your hotel for Downtown Rio de Janeiro. Arrive at Academicos da Grande Rio, one of the top samba schools in the city. Here, enjoy a guided tour of the warehouse, where you see grandiose parade floats* and flamboyant costumes. There will be an opportunity to try on authentic Carnival costumes. Toast your Carnival experience with a caipirinha Brazil's national cocktail, while you learn about the history of the Samba dance and the Carnival parades from an expert guide. Then, try to copy the basic Samba steps from a professional dancer while you encounter diverse Afro-Brazilian rhythms like Ijexa, Coco, Iongo, and Samba de roda. Return to your hotel.
*Floats and carriages for Carnival are being constructed between September and December and therefore will not be fully completed and decorated during that time.
Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.
|Day #13||01 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2023||$59.00|
I'm writing as a seasoned Gate One traveler. I want to commend you on your guide, Virginia. She was an exceptional guide on my recent tour of Brazil, Argentina, Mendoza and Chile. What a valued employee she is to you. More importantly, what a value to your customers. She was tireless in effectuating an excellent trip for all on this journey including the added requirements that were imposed by the governments of all these countries due to Covid. She kept everyone informed and encouraged cohesion throughout the group through excellent communication skills. I am proud to have been her customer and appreciate all her friendliness, professionalism, courtesy and attention to detail for everyone to enjoy the time with her. Great job on your part to hire the RIGHT person!Carol J.
I wanted to comment more about how wonderful our tour guide, Lucas , was. Lucas was excellent in every way--he went above and beyond his tour duties every day of our trip. He was beyond patient, extremely helpful, very organized, and always friendly and welcoming to all of us. Every time we had free time built into our schedule, he always offered to have lunch/dinner/walk around with us. Every time he offered, every person in our group accepted. I have been on one other Gate1 tour, and it was also great, but I, and everyone in my tour group, could tell that Lucas was exceptional. My husband and I were on the fence about group travel (for various reasons), but having a tour guide like Lucas makes us want to take more Gate1 tours. I cannot say enough about how great he was--he was just exceptionally great.Kristin B.
We are very pleased with all tour guides and drivers, but having Marina with us the entire trip was excellent! She was not only well knowledge in the locations as well as being extremely organized/prepared or anticipated any questions or concerns we had, but very entertaining! She is a “hard working” woman. We all appreciate the excellent service she always provided with a big comforting smile and I love her jolly laugh. The itinerary provided a nice balance in learning about Rio de Janeiro, Iguazú Fall and Buenos Aires and time to explore on our own. This was another great experience with Gate 1 and we are looking forward to traveling with you again.Carolyn P. Manassas, VA
Our trip to South America was wonderful! The best compliment should go to our tour guide, Alejandro. His organization and thoughtfulness made the trip very enjoyable. The itinerary and hotels were very good too, though we had to have a very early start on couple of days. We will definitely spread the word about the trip to our friends.Tammy H. Walnut Creek, CA
The trip exceeded my expectations. Our guide Jorge is an expert guide and a very nice person. His passion for his work is evident as is his knowledge of local history and culture which he shares in the most interesting and understandable way. The other guides were excellent as well.Kathleen B. Portland, OR
It was wonderful. Beautiful scenery. Great hotels. A super tour director who worked overtime to make sure everyone had a great time. And, wonderful memorable visits and tours to some of the world's most spectacular sites. Gate 1 did a wonderful job at putting this tour together.Thomas J. Springfield, VA
This was one of my favorite Gate 1 trips. My daughter, Allison and I both really enjoyed ourselves. Our tour director, Rosanna was fantastic. We had a large group, and she handled it very well. Everyone was on time . That speaks for itself. Rosanna was knowledgeable and helpful, funny, polite, and always ready to help. She is one of the best ! The hotels we stayed at were beautiful. Also, they were centrally located , which made our lives much easier for exploring on our own. Our local tour guides, Pablo and Gisella were also very good. Great personalities and fun to be with. I loved visiting the school. I think it is wonderful that Gate 1 donates money to those less fortunate. I have nothing bad to say. Thank you Gate 1, thank you Rosanna for a memorable vacation.Claire G. Delray Beach, FL
It was marvelous! My daughter and I were in a group going to Rio de Jeniro and Buenos Aires. Our guide, Lucas, was helpful, friendly, and informative. Carlos, our city guide was also friendly, helpful and informative. They were very professional and attentive to our needs. We learned a lot of new things about the history of Brazil and Argentina. We will recommend this and other tours to friends and family.Loretta G. Deerfield Beach, FL
We would like to thank you for a fabulous trip to Argentina, Chile and Easter Island. Everything went according to plan, hotels were great, we loved all 3 of them, the offered excursions (we took the one to Valparaiso and Viña del Mar and the sunrise over the Moai) were awesome and our tour guides were great. We would like to commend Veni, Nelson and Lili for their outstanding support and assistance. The tidbits of information they offered on the respective countries was well researched, good and helpful information regarding customs, history, politics, any topic we had a question about was answered. The professional and caring guides and their drivers were available when stated, the airport pickups were timely and I especially wanted to mention Nelson who was the one to pick us back up from when we landed from Rapa Nui back in Santiago and he made sure we all knew about our onward travel arrangements. Veni came to see us off on the morning of departure to Rapa Nui and Lili at Rapa Nui was full of anecdotes and I understand she also participates in local dances which were very well received by the participants who went to the event. In all, it was another successful Gate 1 tour and we will look forward to book with you in the future. Please extend our thanks again to the great guides we had, our group to Easter Island was small and we will stay in touch which is an added bonus of making new friends who share the love of travel.Carroll and Sabine M. Florence, AZ
Our trip was fabulous. Not only beautiful scenery especially Iguzu but the food, people and culture was awesome. Our guide, Sylvia, was the best ever. She was quick, organized, thoughtful, knowledgeable and all the time with a smile and patience with everyone.Eleanor D. Charleston, SC
My trip was wonderful! Gate 1 is the best! Our guide, Fede, did so many extra things to make us feel special. You have my loyalty because you deliver quality and service!Patricia G. Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
The trip was WONDERFUL!! Another Gate 1 success!!! I highly recommend this trip. Our tour manager, Lucas, was the absolute BEST!! I have never had a bad tour manager at Gate 1 but Lucas went well above and beyond in being attentive to us and seeking the best experiences for us. He is one of my top 2 all time favorites with Gate 1 tours.Karen G. White House, TN
The SA trip was busy but great. We are amazed at how much we saw in two weeks. The Delta Comfort Plus seats were worth every penny. I knew about the famous SA cities but the spectacular natural sights of Chile and Argentina Andes / lake districts and the Iguazu falls were a huge surprise. We had amazingly good weather in these normally rainy areas. Our guides were first rate particularly Jorge, our tour director. Jorge took care of everyone individually ... We have done mostly DIY touring in the past but we could not have planned and maneuvered such a complex and complete tour on our own without a lot of uncertainty, discomfort, and risk. So far we are big Gate 1 fans.Carl B. Catonsville, MD
We had a great trip, and Rapa Nui (Easter Island) was the highlight. Silvia was our tour manager, and she did a super job; not only organizing and arranging our activities, but also because she was very knowledgeable about restaurants and available services wherever we were. And Gino, our guide on Rapa Nui, was so good at painting a picture of the way things were that we could almost see the Moai being moved to their places on the island. And, thanks to Silvia, we were able to see the sunrise through the Moai on our final day.Jeannine M. Goodyear, AZ
The tour was great! We had an amazing time in Chile, Argentina, and Brazil. It was more than I could have ever dreamed of. Our tour guide Alex was excellent, and the group of people traveling with us were the loveliest people ever. The meals were the best, plenty of great wine. WE HAD A GREAT TIME! GATE 1 GETS AN AA +Sara G. San Antonio, TX
We had a GREAT trip. The weather cooperated, we saw spectacular scenery ... Our group was very compatible and our tour guide, SILVIA was THE BEST!!!!! This will go down as one of our favorite Gate 1 adventures!Stephanie S. Port Angeles, WA
The trip was fantastic with Easter Island being spectacular. Veni, our guide was also phenomenal. Wow!Cynthia H. Estes Park, CO
I had an amazing trip; the Glaciers of Patagonia were majestic, the waterfalls of Iguazú were spectacular, and the beaches of Rio were seductive. I left a piece of my heart in Buenos Aires.Heather B. Antioch, CA
It was excellent. All of the services promised by Gate 1 were carried out efficiently and as scheduled. Our tour guide, Rosana, was superb. Friendly and cheerful. Very informative. Helpful to everyone. Extremely well organized. All three places on the itinerary were fascinating. The included meals were very good. The included excursions were enjoyable. Even the weather was ideal.Richard L. Jamul, CA
... Our tour guide Miss Silvana was very energetic and kind and she was on top of everything. She is an amazing loving lady that we were fortunate to have her as our tour guide for the entire trip. Everyone in our group loved her and very much satisfied with her managing the entire tour.Suren M. Manchester, MO
Our trip was wonderful. This is our 7th trip with Gate 1 and I have to say that our tour guide Silvana was exceptional. Not only attentive to the group as a whole but she also took very good care of each and every person individually. Her professionalism, patience, kindness and pleasant personality is to be recognized and commended. Our group in particular meshed very well from the beginning and despite the differences in nationalities and culturally we quickly bonded. Making it for a really amazing experience. The highlight of our trip was Iguazu Falls for both my husband and myself. Truly special!Diana R. Orlando, FL
This was our 5th trip with Gate 1 Travel. It was one of the best ever. Alex is one of your best tour director's ... He went above and beyond in customer satisfaction ... He took us on the guided tour, and pointed out all the dinning options. KUDOS!! To Alex for his attention to all of us in his tour.Bernard P. Attleboro, MA
We had a wonderful trip! The airline trip was really long but all the connections were ready and left on time. Ale was a terrific tour guide and kept us right on schedule! The sights of each place were great and lived up to more than our expectations! It was not too rushed to get from place to place and there was plenty of time to enjoy each experience. The hotels chosen by Gate 1 Travel were perfect. The rooms were clean and well appointed. Breakfast was great every day. We can’t say enough good things about the bus drivers we had every step of the way, always professional and friendly at all times. Bravo for our wonderful tour!Sheila R. SHAWNEE ON DE, PA
It was a great trip. Iguazu Water Falls is stunning, way beyond my expectations. The tour manager Flavio is very professional, warm hearted and helpful.Qiye C. Los Angeles, CA
Outstanding! I will definitely travel with Gate 1 again and of course recommend Gate 1. Everyone was wonderful! Our guides were great; knowledgeable, professional and friendly. We would love to especially commend your company for Marco who was our manager guide ... But he was above OUTSTANDING! He made sure everyone was fine, together and on time. He went out of his way to make everyone feel safe and comfortable from our arrival to the minute of departure. He is truly an asset to this company. My daughter did not like to travel with any company, instead she made her own arrangements, however, after this trip she has changed her mind and commends you for such an organized trip. We loved it and you will see us back! Thank you so much for such a beautiful experience. By the end of the trip our manager had us all feeling in a family atmosphere. Thank you Gate 1 Travel!Cristina H. Chino Hills, CA
It was marvelous. Our tour manager, Noelia, was extraordinary: sunny personality, had everything organized, attended to all details, was so kind and helpful in every way, extremely knowledgeable and a terrific communicator. The trip covered main sights, and had a good balance. I can’t imagine anyone doing it better. The tour members were lots of fun, a diverse group, and everyone was very pleasant and fun. I’m hoping to have my third Gate 1 experience soon.Sylvia D. Laguna Woods, CA
We just returned from our 10-Day Classic Brazil and Argentina Trip, and it was absolutely superb. The hotels we stayed at were all very conveniently and centrally located, and the food provided by Gate 1 Travel was excellent. Special thanks to our guide, Lucas Davicino, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, who was very professional and an all around exceptional tour guide. We're already planning our third trip with Gate 1 Travel for next year!Wung K. Olney, MD
Our trip was absolutely brilliant. The itinerary was great and all flowed so smoothly. Our guides were outstanding, especially Noellia in Rio and Iguaco and Buenos Aires. She is an absolute gem, went over and above for her clients and was so friendly and helpful. I am recommending Gate 1 to all my friends! It was the trip of a lifetime for us.Kathryn B. New South Wales, Australia
This was our first Gate1 trip and it was truly wonderful. Everything was very well organized and detailed. Our tour manager, Silvana, was really great. She took such great care of the entire group, making sure everything went according to plan. The local tour guides Pablo and Marcela were both great as well. We loved all the sights we visited and the optional tours that were offered. We'll definitely travel with Gate1 again in the near future!Marina B. Staten Island, NY
We had an absolutely wonderful trip! Our tour manager, Alejandro, was so wonderful ... We saw so many incredible sights on our tour, including two of the Seven Wonders of the World. It was another great Gate 1 Trip. Many of the other passengers were on their first Gate 1 Trip and they all said they would travel again with Gate 1.Shabnam Z. Bothell, WA
As always, Gate 1 did a fantastic job - even the weather was perfect! We had a marvellous tuime, beautiful hotels in lovely places, excellent tour director and local guides. Everything went like clockwork and we plan to use Gate 1 again in the future and recommend them to our friends.Bill L. Clearwater, FL
We had a wonderful trip. Our travel guides were all extremely helpful and made the trip very easy to negotiate. The places we stayed and the opportunities provided on the tour were wonderful. Great experience—we’ll definitely use Gate 1 again!Jean B. Statesboro, GA
It was great time! Out tour manager Pablo is an excellent person with deep knowledge. He took care of our group 24/7. Pablo brought us very interesting information regarding Brasil and Argentina. Our satisfaction is in result of his efforts. Thank you GATE1.Yan U. Roswell, GA
Awesome as usual. The tour manager, Alejandro (Alex) was fantastic. The first local guide, Francisco, was the best local guide we have had on any Gate 1 trip.Louis R. Grand Rapids, MI
The trip was exhausting, intense but so magnificent! The guides were fabulous, knowledgeable and looked after us constantly. The highlight for us was Iguasu but Machu Picchu and the Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca were unforgettable. Accommodation was superb and the flights,coach and train trips were seamless,thanks to the organisational expertise. We had a lovely, friendly group...All in all, 10/10.Jules M. Epping, NSW, AU
Had awesome time. Sole was a great guide, very organized. Patti in Chile was our best local guide we have ever had on our many travels. Frank and Margee van VlymenMargaret V. Blanchard, ID
Our trip was terrific, we enjoyed it tremendously and already recommended your agency to our family members and friends. I would like to mention the outstanding performance of our guide on the trip - Albano Garibaldi. This gentleman was a fantastic leader to our group, knowledgeable, likable, efficient, helpful, and funny. He is a great asset to your organization. Hopefully, we'll meet him again on a future trip.Eitan H. Palm Desert, CA
Just beautiful. Again this was our 6th gate 1. And it was again beyond our expectations. Our tour manager Alejandro was excellent and very helpful.Dale A. Las Vegas, NV
My trip was great! I really enjoyed my time in Colombia. It's a country that I would recommend anyone to visit. The tour guide person was very professional, informative, and sweet.Shelly L. Philadelphia, PA
We are very pleased. It was an expectacular trip and the memories wil be with us for a long time. We will like to commend your Colombian Tour guide Diego. He was instrumental on the well-being of everyone on our tour. The only thing we can complain about, it the fact that time flew by so fast. We are looking forward to traveling again with you in the future.Alexsandro B. Miami, FL
The trip was amazing!! Our guide Juan was EXCELLENT in every sense of the word! The other guides Pati and Vicki were amazing too! I will be using Gate 1 Travel for my future travels.Salome G. Marietta, GA
Fantastic. Excellent. Guide staff very professional and entertaining. Well versed in the country, history and culture. Will go back again!Margarita C. Cutler Bay, FL
The trip was great. We had an excellent guide Juan who took a very good care of everything. I would highly recommend this trip to Colombia to all my friends.Galina O. Fair Lawn, NJ
Fantastic. We had a terrific time. The guides were very attentive and made our trip. Leon is the best!Paulette A. Woodstock, GA
Thanks for putting such a great package together. Hoping to book the Morocco tour next.Jennifer C. La Jolla, CA
The trip was better than what I was expecting. I thought much of the tour was on our own, but turns out, it was escorted most of the time. I got to see the highlights of Colombia and I am impressed of what I saw. I would recommend this trip to anyone looking for an experience in South America.Rodger W. Narrows, VA
It was amazing.. I truly enjoy it... Love Gate 1 Travel. It was a small group, so we were like family. Tour manager was awesome. Thank you.Maria R. Miami, FL
Best trip ever. Superb guide. Great fun. Nonstop entertainment.Would love to return to Columbia. Beautiful beaches, great hotel in Cartegena. A zoo on site. Just fabulous.Dorothy D. Saint Louis, MO
Our trip was wonderful, we had a great time and our tour guide was amazing!! We loved our hotel in Cartagena, good job. We will be traveling with you guys again. Thanks for making our travel an amazing time.Yrmaris V. Port of Spain, Trinidad
The 5 Day Classic Colombia Trip was fantastic! It was everything expected and more! The two tour guides Vicky and Juan were exceptional. I was particularly impressed with Vicky. Many thanks for a great trip and May of 2017, (Ecuador), will be my 3rd Gate 1 trip!Kevin J. Covington, LA