The unique spirit of South America emanates from the vibrant streets of Buenos Aires and the colorful culture of Santiago and accentuates the historical mystique of Easter Island. Indulge in the charming café culture and bohemian renaissance. Enjoy the enticing aroma of fresh seafood drifting out of the central market. Feel the exhilaration of adventure, as you wander through a cave to view historical paintings and learn the skills of South American cowboys romping along the plain. Your custom...
Buenos Aires – City Charm
Buenos Aires has often been referred to as the “Paris of South America,” due to the resplendent 19th-century streets framed with elegant architecture. Boulevards shaded with marvelous trees contain cafes and bakeries filled with the aromas of fresh espresso and buttery puff pastries. Your flight lands at Ministro Pistarini International Airport, and you meet your private transfer at baggage claim. The rosy hues of the façade at the presidential mansion of Casa Rosada adorn the 16th century Plaza de Mayo. The square extends for two full blocks and retains an important position in the history of the city dating back to the Spanish arrival, along with Argentina’s uprising against Spain in 1810.
The striking figure of Palacio Barolo, located near the end of Avenida de Mayo soars above the surrounding buildings, retaining its title as one of South America’s tallest structures. The palacio was completed in 1923 with the intention of serving as a symbol for Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy. The building has 22 floors to coincide with the epic poem’s 22 stanzas. The interior takes visitors on a journey through the far reaches of Dante’s imagination while climbing to the top of the tower to reach paradise, an observation deck offering a 360 degree view of the remarkable city from a height of 328 feet above the streets, allowing you the perfect introduction to the splendors of Buenos Aires’ culture, past and present.
Buenos Aires – Classic Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires – On the Farm
Santiago – Chilean Energy
Santiago – A City of Beautiful Contrasts
Santiago – Chile’s Pacific Shores and Walking with Neruda
Easter Island – On Secluded Shores
Easter Island – Finding Moai
Easter Island – A True Discovery
Easter Island – A Snapshot of Culture
- Embrace the legendary passion of the tango while learning the movements during a private dance class
- Immerse yourself in the mysterious atmosphere and picturesque scenery of Easter Island while viewing the moai at Rano Raraku
- Discover captivating wall paintings inside Ahu Vinapu cave to see the blend of ancient storytelling blending with a more recent timeframe
- Delight in the flavors of Buenos Aires at a traditional farmhouse to sample local barbecue and watch gauchos showcase their skills
- Explore the various and diverse neighborhoods of Buenos Aires on a guided tour and notice distinctive cultural shifts between the streets and districts
- Wander the wonderful artistic streets of Santiago for an introductory exploration of history and artistic expression
- Venture to Maipo Valley outside of Santiago, Chile to sample the exciting flavors of a local vineyard producing celebrated wines
- Traverse the rooms and lifestyle of famous Chilean poet Pablo Neruda while visiting the coastal city of Valparaiso
Take pleasure in a classic exploration of the cultural splendors of Argentina, Chile, and Easter Island during your 10-day tour, specifically tailored to your desires. The journey begins with your arrival in Buenos Aires, Argentina, known as the “Paris of South America.” Trees shade wide boulevards and cobblestone plazas lead to vivacious shopping streets. Your private transfer meets you at the airport and escorts you to a hotel located in the heart of the beautiful neighborhood of Recoleta. The following morning, your guide meets you at the hotel and leads you on a fabulous tour of the city streets, covering a variety of Buenos Aires’s distinctive neighborhoods. Visit the presidential palace and the colonial homes of San Telmo before partaking in a dance class to learn the art of tango. In the evening, you delight in a professional tango show accompanying dinner.
Then, you venture into the plains outside of the city to visit a traditional estancia, a South American ranch. Watch the gauchos compete with one another and relish the flavors of an Argentine barbecue. Your private transfer escorts you to Ministro Pistarini International Airport for your flight to Santiago. The city brims with exciting artwork and youthful ambiance. Make your way by private transfer to your luxurious hotel located near the city center. The remainder of the day is at your leisure to stroll along the city streets or visit the murals inside the metro stations. You have a private tour of the city to visit the remarkable historical fountains of Plaza de Armas as well as the panoramic views from atop San Cristobal Hill. In the afternoon, venture to Maipo Valley to enjoy a taste of some of Chile’s famous wines before returning to Santiago.
The following day is at your leisure to discover the splendors of the beachside sister-cities of Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. Traverse the meandering hills or visit the stunning shores at your preferred pace before returning to Santiago. Your private transfer leads you to Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport for your flight to Easter Island. You arrive on the secluded tropical shores and enjoy a private transfer to your hotel overlooking the landscape and seaside. The remainder of the day is yours to relax in the quiet, mystical beauty of the island.
Afterward, you have a full day guided tour to view the mysterious humanoid stone heads known as moai. Visit Ahu Vaihu and Rano Raraku, and consider basking in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean at Ature Huke in the early afternoon. Your exploration of Easter Island continues, this time taking in the geological features and hidden archaeological splendors beginning at Rano Kau volcano. Wander through the ceremonial village of Orongo and the cave paintings in Ahu Vinapu. You can also stroll along the white sand beach beneath the seven moai at Ahu Akivi. On your final day, your private transfer meets you at the hotel and escorts you to Mataveri International Airport for your flight home.
$3,245 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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