Patagonia and Brazil adventure holiday

Take the scenic route around Argentina, Brazil and Chile via Patagonia on this 19-day small group holiday.
Rio de Janeiro Copacabana Sugarloaf Mountain Corcovado Mountain Iguazu Falls Buenos Aires Bariloche Circuito Chico Puerto Varas Chiloe Island Punta Arenas Torres del Paine National Park Glacier Grey Santiago Central Valley Valparaiso
Price
£5683 excluding flights
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Duration
19 days
Countries
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Patagonia
Type
Small group
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Price is per person, based on 2 people sharing.
Includes: • Tour leader • Internal flights •Transfers in Latin America on tour dates • Transport and accommodation • Meals and excursions as per tour profile
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Description of Patagonia and Brazil adventure holiday

This South American holiday introduces you to chaotic Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro and Santiago – but also retreats to Patagonia, where wide-open lakes and glaciers piece together Torres del Paine National Park.

You’ll start your adventure in Rio de Janeiro. A walking tour will get you acclimatised to a chaotic city squished between the South Atlantic and the mountains. You’ll get free time to explore the chic streets of Buenos Aires. Santiago is another beauty – think panoramic parks and plenty of pavement cafés. But the real scene-stealers are down south. The Chilean lake district lays out snowy mountains and bright blue lakes. And you’ll go glamping in Patagonia – your base for boat trips to Glacier Grey and hikes around Torres del Paine National Park.

This is a small group holiday to South America, so you’ll be in the company of an expert guide and likeminded travellers. Private transport, internal flights and hotels are all arranged for you.

Price information

£5683 excluding flights
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Price is per person, based on 2 people sharing.
Includes: • Tour leader • Internal flights •Transfers in Latin America on tour dates • Transport and accommodation • Meals and excursions as per tour profile
Make enquiry

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Travel guides

Patagonia
A Patagonia holiday stirs the heart of every red-blooded adventurer. The promise of calving glaciers, of penguin-peppered ice fields, of remote island...
Brazil
You’ll need to conquer this colossus in tiny chunks – choosing one or two of its vibrant cities, a couple of stretches of beach, the north...

Holiday information

Small group tour:
Small group travel is not large group travel scaled down. It is modelled on independent travel – but with the advantage of a group leader to take care of the itinerary, accommodation and tickets, and dealing with the language. It’s easy to tick off the big sights independently – but finding those one-off experiences, local festivals, travelling markets and secret viewpoints is almost impossible for someone without the insider knowledge gained from years in the field. Those with a two-week holiday, a small group tour will save valuable planning time.

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Planet and people

On this tour we stay in first class hotels throughout, all owned and managed by local companies. Our yurts in Torres del Paine are a new innovative way to stay in comfort yet with minimum impact on the local environment and surroundings – all structures are made from local materials and blend in with the scenery. All waste is carefully managed and all water pre and post consumption is treated on site to ensure no toxins are released back into the water table.

On the day trip to the island of Chiloe, we visit a penguin colony, set on islands just offshore. We navigate the islands in zodiacs but do not set foot on the islands where the penguins (and sea otters, steamer ducks etc) are found, in order to protect their natural habitats. Local fishermen operate the zodiacs, a successful and lucrative venture, giving them an alternative to fishing prohibited fish and shellfish, such as abalone. We end the day on Chiloe by visiting a local chilote house, typically that of welcoming Senora Sefora. She invites local musicians to entertain us and she and her family prepare a feast of the local dish, curanto. The warmth of the ‘chilote’ people is touching and it is clear Sefora opens her home to tourism because she enjoys sharing her culture with us, not just for the much needed income that comes with it. This day is often quoted as the highlight of this tour.

Much of this tour is spent in the national parks of Patagonia. When inside the parks we ask clients to keep all waste with them until back in the nearest town, to walk only on designated paths, and not to pick flowers or disturb the natural resources. Given the purity of the water in Patagonia, we also encourage clients to drink tap water rather than buy bottled water, to avoid excess waste of plastic.

On this tour we work with small privately owned ground agents who live in the area, have established RT policies in place, and employ local guides and staff. The hotels on this tour are individual properties, not part of international chains and we eat in local restaurants serving locally grown produce – our style of travel ensures that as many local people as possible benefit by our being there. This tour runs with a maximum of 20 people which helps to minimise the impact on delicate environments.

We work with local guides throughout Patagonia, not only supporting local employment, but our guides are best positioned to teach you about the local flora and fauna, as well as the more disturbing aspects of the local environment, notably the receding glaciers and areas of former deforestation. Our guides, and tour leaders, advise how best to minimise our impact whilst travelling in this region and the receding glaciers act as stark reminder of what we can also do back home to minimise the impact of our humankind on the environment.

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