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Best Art, Food & Fashion in South America

from $4375
Duration
Duration:
18 Days
Type
Type:
Private Tour
Run
Run:
Everyday
Overview

Enjoy a tour visiting the most important destinations of the mysterious culture that grew in the tropical forests of Latin America, creating unique and attractive sites in the world. In this tour, you will visit colonial cities, archeological jewels and marvelous natural wonders in Rio de Janeiro.  Engage with the scenery and beautiful landscapes as you travel the route to San Pablo. Enjoy adventurous hiking as you will explore the beauty and mystery of Buenos Aires, the largest city in Argentina and the capital, too. Relax at beautiful and amazing hotels. Be ready for your tour to beat the jungle heat. Start in Rio de Janeiro and end in Santiago de chile! With the food & culinary tour Luxury Food & Wine tour in Argentina & Chile in 18 days, you have a 17-night tour package taking you through Buenos Aires, Argentina and 4 other destinations in Latin America. Includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

Included
  • Met and assisted by our Representative at the airports 
  • All transfers included in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation for 4 nights in Rio de Janeiro 
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in San Pablo 
  • Accommodation for 4 nights in Buenos Aires 
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Mendoza 
  • Accommodation for 4 nights in Santiago de Chile 
  • All sightseeing tours included in the itinerary with a guide.
  • Tours (regular or private according to the itinerary)
  • Guides in language to be agreed upon with the customers. 
  • Admission fees as described in the itinerary.
  • Meals according to the itinerary
Excluded
  • International and internal flights (to be quoted according to travel date)
  • Airport taxes
  • Entry visa 
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel insurance
  • Tipping
  • Personal Expenses
Itinerary
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DAY 1: CITY OF ORIGIN - RIO DE JANEIRO

Arrival in the city of Rio de Janeiro. Assistance in the airport and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the afternoon free. At night (and if the flight schedule allows it) welcome drink at the rooftop bar of the selected hotel (not included), where you can delight in the view of the city and the sunset.
Overnight in Rio de Janeiro

Day 2: Rio de Janeiro – Guided City Tour

In the morning, we will begin a most complete tour of one of the most famous cities in Brazil. The first stop will be at the top of Mount Corcovado, where we will find the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer, considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. From the viewpoint, we will have a spectacular panoramic view of the city of Rio de Janeiro. From there, we will depart towards the base of the Morro de Pan de Azucar, where two cable cars connect to the summit, 395 m above Rio. To continue our tour, we will approach the Maracanã Stadium, one of the most important in the world, and the Sambadrome, the headquarters of the Samba musical rhythm par excellence.
In addition, we will enter the Metropolitan Cathedral of São Sebastião, one of the symbols of the metropolis. This temple stands out for its pyramidal structure, reminiscent of the religious buildings of pre-Columbian America. After this, we will go to downtown Rio to get into the local culture, for which we will climb the Selaron stairs and cross the Lapa arches on board our vehicle.
In the evening, optional dinner at LASAI, OLYMPE or OTEQUE restaurant, one of the best in the city.
Overnight in Rio de Janeiro

Day 3: Rio de Janeiro – Fashion Tour

After breakfast, we will make an art and fashion tour in Rio de Janeiro where we will know the neighborhoods of Jardim Botânico and Ipanema. The Botanical Garden neighborhood is full of workshops for artists and potters, fashion and good restaurants. Depending on the day of the tour, we will visit Lage Park with English-style gardens, small lakes and a mansion that houses the School of Visual Arts (School of Visual Arts), where free art exhibitions and occasional performances are held; or the Moreira Salles Institute.
Then we will go to the area of Ipanema and Leblon, two of the most international neighborhoods of the city with many luxury shopping centers.
Rest of the day free to enjoy at leisure.


In the evening, optional dinner at LASAI, OLYMPE or OTEQUE restaurant, the best in the city.
Overnight in Rio de Janeiro

Day 4: Rio de Janeiro

Free morning in Rio to enjoy its beaches. At the end of the afternoon we will go to the Barra de Tijuca area, one of the main gastronomic and entertainment centers of the city. It has attractions for all ages from shopping malls, theaters, cinemas, cultural centers, parties, restaurants and others, being considered the most top neighborhood in the city.
Overnight in Rio de Janeiro

Day 5: Rio de Janeiro – San Pablo

Departure to take your flight to the city of San Pablo. Arrival and rest of the day free. In the afternoon, welcome dinner to the city in Terraço Italia. Both a sophisticated haute cuisine restaurant and one of the highest rooftop bars in Sao Paulo, Terraço Italia stands on the 41st floor of one of the most emblematic buildings in Sao Paulo. The rooftop offers magical views of the city skyline and its surroundings, along with the highest class Italian cuisine in the restaurant and excellent wines and classic cocktails at the bar.

Overnight in San Pablo

Day 6: San Pablo – Guided City Tour

After breakfast, we will go to the Estacion de Luz. Opened to the public in 1901, the Estacion de Luz opens its structures brought from England and represents the power of coffee in the city's history. Crossing the street, we will enter La Pinacoteca de São Paulo. Founded in 1905, this visual arts museum is the oldest one in the city. (Entrance not included)
Later, we will go to the Municipal Market. With almost 300 stalls, the large number and variety of fresh fruits from various regions of the country generate a vision of colors difficult to forget. Stalls of excellent juices prepared at the moment, variety of spices and oils, cheese shops, butchers and very good fishmongers. There we will have lunch in one of the stalls or in the restaurants on the top floor.
Optional: You can choose to have lunch at the restaurant "Casa do Porco", ranked number 39th in the ranking of the best restaurants in the world. Later we will visit the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Pablo and we will finish our tour in the Municipal Theater of San Pablo.


Optional tour: We recommend at night, and if there is availability in any function, to attend a play at the Municipal Theater.

Overnight in San Pablo

Day 7: San Pablo – Fashion Tour

After breakfast, we will take a walk along Paulista Avenue, considered the most important street in the city and one of the most characteristic tourist attractions of Sao Paulo. There, the largest amount of skyscrapers, bars, and restaurants are concentrated. We will visit the beautiful Trianon Park, and in front of it, the mythical Museum of Art of São Paulo (MASP) that houses the most important art collection in Latin countries. (Entrance not included)

Lunch at your choice. Optional: Lunch at Maní restaurant (near our next stop). According to the renowned Lonely Planet magazine and highlighted as a top choice, hippy-chic Maní will surprise you. Directed impeccably by the best female chef in the world Veuve Cliquot 2014, Helena Rizzo, is often promoted as the best Brazilian restaurant in Sampa. In the afternoon, we will go to Oscar Freire Street. Located in the best area of São Paulo, Jardins, Oscar Freire Street concentrates the most luxurious shops in the city. In it, some of the most famous fashion brands worldwide, such as La Perla, Dior, Schutz, Marc Jacobs or Cartier, place their stores.

In the evening, farewell dinner at the amazing Skye Bar & Restaurant. Perched on top of the luxurious design of the Unique Hotel, it is often mentioned as one of the best in the world. With its crimson red pool and magical 360° views over the Sao Paulo skyline, the rooftop offers delicious Brazilian food, a sushi bar and a wide variety of excellent drinks. (Reservation assured being guest of the hotel. Dinner not included)

Overnight in San Pablo

DAY 8: SAN PABLO-BUENOS AIRES

Transfer to the airport to take an international flight to the city of Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires today shines as a cosmopolitan, dynamic and traditional city where European customs predominate in pleasant fusion with Argentine authenticity, impacting each tourist, due to the diversity of options and scenarios that it presents. Arrival and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day free to enjoy at leisure.
Welcome cocktail in "Floreria Atlantico". Hidden under a florist in Recoleta, this is the coolest cocktail bar in Buenos Aires. A secret door behind a variety of scented and colorful flowers leads to Florería Atlántico, a dimly lit place that is the epitome of class and sophistication. Each cocktail is prepared by experts, the best mixologists in the city, from an extensive menu that covers international classics and imaginative local creations.
Overnight in Buenos Aires

Day 9: Buenos Aires – Guided City Tour

We will tour the city that gave rise to tango with its main attractions and traditions, learning in-depth about the Argentine culture, its gastronomy, and its history. We will start touring the neighborhoods of the northern area such as Recoleta and Palermo where we will find their own characteristics such as its wide avenues, palaces and residences and their green spaces that are the most important ones in Buenos Aires. The tour will continue through downtown, where we will travel the widest avenue in the world, we will visit the Teatro Colón and the Obelisco, a distinctive icon of Buenos Aires and Argentina par excellence.
We will have our first stop in the Plaza de Mayo, the historic center of the city and where our independence was established there by 1810. Here we will find the Government House (Casa Rosada), The Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cabildo. We will have time to tour, take photos and continue to the south.
We will caress the neighborhood of San Telmo, the smallest neighborhood but the one with more tradition and customs of our own, to go to the neighborhood of La Boca (according to its neighbors "La República de la Boca"). There we will have a new stop where we can walk the Caminito passage (open-air museum) and there will be time for some photos in the immediate vicinity and in front of the Boca Juniors Stadium, La Bombonera. The last neighborhood we will visit will be the newest in the city, Puerto Madero.
At night, Roasted Tasting Pairing 3 Wines AltaGama. Discover the tradition of Roast. A gastronomic experience by steps and behind closed doors. While sitting in our bar you will see, feel and experience different grill cooking techniques in a close and personal way.
Overnight in Buenos Aires.

Day 10: Buenos Aires – Visit to a Local “Estancia”

Travel to the center of the province of Buenos Aires to experience the Argentine traditions at their best. We will visit the Estancia Villa Maria and enjoy optional activities such as horseback riding, local games, and a traditional Creole lunch: the famous Argentine Asado.
Overnight in Buenos Aires

Day 11: Buenos Aires – Fashion Tour

Today we will visit the famous El Ateneo bookstore. It was once a great theater built-in 1919, with ceilings with original Italian frescoes and theater boxes, but now it has shelves and shelves of volumes. The red curtains frame the coffee on a stage that once reverberated under the tenor of the great tango singers, including Carlos Gardel. Then, if today is a weekend, then we will go to Plaza Serrano to enjoy the Plaza Serrano Fair in Palermo Soho, which is known for design and fashion, where independent designers offer their products. Lunch at your leisure. If it is possible, we will visit the Museum of Latin American Art (MALBA) (entrance not included), one of the most important ones, in the country gathering the most important works of this movement; and later the Galerías Pacífico, a beautiful Beaux-Arts building from the late 19th century, which was originally a railway station. Currently, it is a glamorous luxury shopping center with an impressive Parisian-inspired architecture that houses some of the most exclusive brands in the world.
In the evening, dinner and farewell cocktail at the Alvear Roof Bar or similar.
Overnight in Buenos Aires.

Day 12: Buenos Aires – Mendoza

Transfer to the airport to take domestic flights to the city of Mendoza. Located on the edge of the Cordillera de Los Andes, the international wine capital is the ideal starting point to embark on an adventure to the different ski centers that the province of Mendoza has to offer, as well as a distribution center to know its surroundings, impregnated with history, culture, and viticulture. Arrival and transfer to your accommodation in a vineyard in the area. In the evening, we recommend dinner with local wine tasting (not included).
Overnight in Mendoza

Day 13: Mendoza - Full day wine tasting tour

In accommodation in Standard category: Today we will make a full day excursion 3 Wineries with Lunch Lujan de Cuyo or Maipu with Gourmet Lunch. In accommodation in Superior category (winery hotel): Free day to enjoy the different leisure options offered by the hotel: Tour through the vineyards, horseback riding, tastings or simply enjoy the hotel facilities.
Overnight in Mendoza

Day 14: Mendoza - Santiago de Chile

Depending on the time of the year and the best alternative for your comfort, transfer or flight to the city of Santiago de Chile. Santiago, a city that will surprise you by the combination of the cosmopolitan and the traditional, becoming one of the most thriving capitals of Latin America for its economic power and the visual impact of its skyscrapers surrounded by the Andes mountain range. Transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day free to enjoy at leisure.. In the evening, optional dinner at one of the best restaurants in the city: Boragó, located number 26 in the ranking of the best restaurants internationally.
Overnight in Santiago de Chile

Day 15: Santiago de Chile – Guided City Tour

After breakfast, a city tour through the city. We will go down to the cobbled Lastarría neighborhood, characterized by its green areas and beautiful 19th-century mansions, nowadays restored and transformed into picturesque cafés, restaurants, bookstores, and even museums.
Then, we will continue on our way to Cerro Santa Lucia, where we will have free time to walk and take pictures, while our guide tells us some of the most important episodes in the history of Santiago. From its terraces, we will enjoy the panoramic views of the city, as well as the relics and constructions of the colonial era such as Castillo Hidalgo.


On our way to the next stop, we will see emblematic sites of the city such as the iconic Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral of Santiago with its impressionist architecture, along with the current National Congress. We will visit the government house called “La Moneda” and the Plaza de la Constitución and learn about its interesting history. Then we will go to the Central Market, one of the most characteristic gastronomic points of the city, to continue through the northern sector of the capital and end our day.
Overnight in Santiago de Chile

Day 16: Santiago de Chile

Optional Tour to Valparaíso and Viña del Mar
Named a Cultural Patrimony of Humanity, the city of Valparaíso draws a picturesque and particular landscape on the shores of the Pacific Ocean that is worth seeing. Grown between two hills, the city is characterized by its funiculars, stairs, alleys and colorful architecture. 9 Kilometers from Valparaíso is the town of Viña del Mar, also known as "Garden City", for the maintenance and combination of beautiful green areas interspersed in its urban area. Its architecture stands out, its imposing palaces and its famous Flower Clock, photographed by hundreds of visitors from all over the world.
Overnight in Santiago de Chile

Day 17: Santiago de Chile – Art Tour

Today you will have a Specialized Art Guide showing you the city. This tour can be adapted to specific client art interests.
We suggest in the morning to visit the Barrio Italia with its main avenue full of restaurants, antique shops, and fashion boutiques. A walk can take hours if you visit each of the many small alleys that lead to the Avenue: each one houses a variety of stores that sell items such as advanced design household items, leather shoes made in Chile, jewelry, and books, and almost everyone has their own favorite restaurant or cafeteria, often in an outdoor patio.
Later, you can go to the Sky Costanera tower on your own, the highest viewpoint in all of South America. Its almost 300 meters high offer an impressive bird's eye view of 360º above Santiago. Ascent to enjoy its panoramic views.
Rest of the afternoon free to enjoy the area and the well-known Costanera Center mall.
In the evening, cocktail (included) and farewell dinner (not included) at Red2One. Chic and elegant, this 21st-floor bar of the luxurious W Santiago hotel offers a magical panoramic view of the Andes and the Santiago skyline.
Overnight in Santiago de Chile

Day 18: Santiago de Chile– City of Origin

At an agreed time, transfer to the airport to take your flight to your hometown or next destination.

Prices
Golden Accommodation

Prices
Price Per Person
$ 4375 Price per Person in triple room
$ 5097 Price per Person in double room
$ 9179 One Person Travelling Alone
Diamond Accommodation

Prices
Price Per Person
$ 7229 Price per Person in triple room
$ 7985 Price Per Person in double room
$ 14568 One Person Travelling Alone
Prices

Tour price currency is set to USD but you can pay in AUD, Euro or British Pound. The prices quoted per person per tour all inclusive and prices are always updated to ensure you receive the lowest price possible. Prices valid until April 30th, 2021 except during the high periods i.e Christmas and New Year and holidays.

Child Fee
  • Child up to 2 years old totally free of charge
  • Children between 2 and 6 years old pay 50% of the adult rate.
  • Children between 6 and 12 years old pay 75% of the adult rate.
  • A child from 12 years old is considered an adult person and pays the same rate.
Payment Plan

We are offering a low down payment of just 10% to secure your spaces on the tour including hotel room, cruise cabin, domestic flight ticket, and other travel-related services. The remaining balance can be paid up to two days prior to your arrival date or in cash upon arrival at the destination to your tour manager, therefore, making your booking a risk-free investment.

Is Latin America safe to visit?

Latin America is a very large continent, and there are many areas that are safe to visit. In most parts, tourists need only to exercise the caution that they would have in any vacation spot—pay attention to surroundings, wear a money belt, and avoid dark and deserted areas—to avoid becoming crime victims. The scenarios that involve tourists usually involve non-violent pick-pocketing or muggings. In South America, we recommend not to make it obvious that you’re a tourist. Try to not speak a foreign language out loud. In addition, you should keep valuable items such as your passport, camera, and your wallet in a pocket or bag in front of you. While sitting outside at a restaurant keep your things on your lap or tied to the foot of the chair.

Which languages are spoken in Latin America?

Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Uruguay, Colombia and Mexico: Spanish speakers.
Brazil: Portuguese
You will find most of the workers in tourism speak English and at least a third language.

Is it a common practice to give tips in Latin America?

Tipping is essentially a norm in bars, coffee shops, and restaurants. It’s recommended to tip chauffeurs and guides during transfers and paid excursions. In these cases, we suggest calculating the amount according to how satisfied you have been with the service. 

What is the official currency in Latin America?

The currency changes depending on the country:
Argentina: Argentinean Peso (ARS)
Brazil: Brazilian Real (BRL)
Chile: Chilean Peso (CLP)
Uruguay: Uruguayan Peso (UYU)
Bolivia: Boliviano (BOB)
Peru: Sol Peruano (PEN)
Colombia: Colombian Peso (COP)
Guatemala: Quetzal (GTQ)
México: Mexican peso (MXN)

Each currency is only useful for its respective country. It is not possible to use the currency of one country in another.

Do I need a visa to enter Latin American Countries?

It depends on your country of origin and the country you want to visit. It is necessary to check with your migration department.

Cancellation Policy
  • In case you cancel your trip, the following scale of charges will be applied:

From the date of booking until 61 days before your arrival date, 10% of the entire tour price will be charged.
Between 60 and 31 days before your arrival date, 20% of the entire tour price will be charged.
Between 30 and 15 days before your arrival date, 50% of the entire tour price will be charged.
Between 14 and 1 days before your arrival date, 100% of the entire tour price will be charged.
 
Additionally, there are cancellation fees on all domestic flights within Egypt. If you cancel a tour at any time, you will be subject to any fees according to the airline’s cancellation policy.

 

  • Emergency Cancellation Policy

Memphis Tours offers a very flexible cancelation policy in case the government or the airline issues a travel warning from/to your departure country and destination. We, at Memphis Tours, prioritize your well-being and safety above all else and for that reason, we have adapted our cancellation policy to reflect our values. Familiarize yourself with our full payment policy, cancellation and refund conditions.

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