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  1. Day 1
    ARRIVE BANGKOK (3 NIGHTS)
    Welcome to Bangkok! Transfer to your centrally located hotel in Bangkok and relax before meeting your Travel Director at 5 p.m. for Welcome Reception of regional appetizers and a local drink.Welcome Reception

    Day 2
    BANGKOK SIGHTSEEING
    For the early risers, begin today with a visit to the Limpini Park, Bangkok's first public park and a gift from King Rama VI to his people in 1925. Often called "the lung of the city," the park occupies 140 acres in the main business district. Join the locals in participating in the Local Speciality of Tai Chi and walk through the park to watch the various activities taking place in the morning. Or enjoy a leisurely start to the day before departing on your city tour to Bangkok's most well known fruit and flower market, Pak Klong Talad. Continue by local Tuk Tuk to Wat Pho, Bangkok's oldest temple which features the largest reclining Buddha image in Thailand. Wat Pho is also famous as Thailand's first University, and is centre for traditional Thai massage. Enjoy a Thai massage as a Local Speciality in the grounds of the temple. Ferry across to the Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) and its impressive ceramic covered Pagoda. Tonight enjoy dinner before the famous Siam Niramit cultural show.Buffet Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

    Day 3
    DAMNOEN SADUAK
    Visit the floating market, Damnoen Saduak, in the early morning before the crowds arrive. Return to Bangkok for a delicious lunch at a local restaurant before continuing to the Grand Palace which served as the official residence of the Kings of Thailand from the 18th to the mid-20th century. The most famous building on the palace grounds is Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), regarded as the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand. Tonight  you  are free to relax at your centrally located hotel or enjoy an optional dinner cruise on the historic Chao Phraya river aboard the beautifully restored 50-year-old rice barge.Buffet Breakfast,Lunch

    Day 4
    KANCHANABURI
    Depart for Kanchanaburi, stopping at a tapioca or sugar cane farm (only in season) for a Unique Insight and learn about the cultivation process of these agricultural products. Continue on to the Thailand-Burma Railway Museum and War Cemetery, the final resting place for over 6,000 allied prisoners of war before reaching the world famous Bridge over the River Kwai. After lunch at a local restaurant, board the local train, a Unique Insight, for a thrilling ride across wooden viaducts offering fantastic scenery along the Kwai River. Transfer to the tranquility of your resort hotel for the rest of the day at leisure.Buffet Breakfast,Lunch

    Day 5
    KANCHANABURI – BANGKOK – CHIANG RAI (2 NIGHTS)
    Head back to Bangkok for your flight to Chiang Rai. The afternoon and evening is at leisure for you to enjoy the luxurious facilities of your hotel.Buffet Breakfast

    Day 6
    CHIANG RAI – GOLDEN TRIANGLE AND LAOS
    Today drive to Chiang Saen, the former capital of the first Thai Lanna Kingdom, situated on the Mekong River on the border between Thailand and Laos. Transfer to a long-tailed boat and cruise along the Mekong River towards the Golden Triangle, where the borders of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos converge. Take time to stop in the Laos - Don Sao Island Markets, which have an abundance of local handicrafts. After lunch at a local restaurant visit The Hall of Opium, situated in the heart of the Golden Triangle providing an excellent Unique Insight into the opium trade so prevalent in this area over the past century. Later return to Chiang Rai for an evening at leisure and dinner at your hotel.Buffet Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

    Day 7
    CHIANG RAI - CHIANG MAI (4 NIGHTS)
    Depart early in the morning for Chiang Mai with a brief photo stop at the entirely white temple of Wat Rong Khun. Arrive in to Chiang Mai, which has a rich cultural and agricultural heritage, and is famous for the production of high-quality handicrafts. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the handicraft villages in Sankampheng just outside the city. Continue to Wat Doi Suthep, tucked away in the mountains at 1000 metres. Transfer to your luxurious hotel in Chiang Mai.Buffet Breakfast,Lunch

    Day 8
    CHIANG MAI
    This morning visit Queen Sirikit’s Botanic Garden and Orchid farm, a Unique Insight, covering an area of 560 acres. The botanic garden was established in 1992 in order to gather, conserve and strengthen the study and research on Thai plants and herbs. Another Unique Insight, the Long-necked Karen Hill Tribe, awaits at Baan Tong Luang, a fabricated village containing four separate Thai Hill Tribes. This afternoon is at leisure or opt to participate in a Thai cooking class with a local chef where you’ll dine on your culinary creations.Buffet Breakfast,Lunch

    Day 9
    BAN MAE KAMPONG
    Enjoy an optional early morning visit to a nearby temple before traveling to Ban Mae Kampong village where you’ll meet the chief who tells you about the culture and way of life of these remote settlements. Experience warm Northern Thai hospitality when visiting a homestay for your Be My Guest lunch. After lunch, take a village tour, observing Local Specialities such as making bamboo furniture and handicrafts. Visit tea and coffee plantations, and Mae Kampong waterfall. Observe the village’s way of life at a local school and temple. Transfer back to your hotel for a restful evening.Buffet Breakfast,Be My Guest Dining

    Day 10
    CHIANG DAO
    Visit Chiang Dao, which literally means "the City of Stars," famous for its Elephant Camp. After driving along picturesque routes, arrive at the camp in time to watch the elephants taking their morning bath. You have the option to take an elephant ride through some of the lovely forest scenery and along the river. Return to Chiang Mai for lunch at local restaurant before continuing to the city's largest market - Talad Wararot and the cities two most important temples: Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Phra Sing. This evening, enjoy a  traditional Kantoke Farewell Dinner and presentation of Northern Dances.Buffet Breakfast,Lunch,Farewell Dinner

    Day 11
    DEPART CHIANG MAI – BANGKOK
    Your journey ends with a transfer to Bangkok International Airport for your flight home.Buffet Breakfast

    Sightseeing Highlights
    Bangkok Visit the fruit and flower market at Pak Klong Talad; enjoy a Tuk Tuk ride to Wat Pho; visit the Grand Palace, the most sacred Buddhist temple in Thailand; experience the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market.
    Chiang Mai Visit the famous Chiang Dao Elephant Camp.
    Chiang Rai See the Golden Triangle where Myanmar, Thailand, Laos converge and take a boat ride on the Mekong River.
    Kanchanaburi See the Bridge over the River Kwai.
    Ban Mae Kampong village Meet the chief of Ban Mae Kampong village who will tell us about the village and its activities and walk through the community forest where the villagers grow tea and coffee.
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  3. Day 1
    ARRIVE RIO DE JANEIRO (4 NIGHTS)
    Bemvindo ao Rio de Janeiro! Your local host will meet you at the airport and take you to your elegant oceanfront hotel (check in time 3 p.m.). Take advantage of your hotel's superb location overlooking Copacabana Beach as you relax and get settled. Perhaps head to vibrant downtown, just minutes away.

    Day 2
    RIO DE JANEIRO FREE TIME
    The morning is at your leisure before joining your Travel Director to see the highlights of Rio de Janeiro on a city tour. Start with the 18th century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church, then the 20th century opera house, Sambodromo, and city Cathedral. Next, take a cable car to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain for astounding views of the city and the bay. This evening, enjoy a festive Welcome Reception at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers.Full Breakfast,Welcome Reception

    Day 3
    RIO DE JANEIRO SIGHTSEEING
    Enjoy a classic cogwheel train ride for the journey to the summit of majestic Corcovado where you will see the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Head back down the mountain for a chance to learn about Brazil's precious gemstones. This Local Speciality will fascinate you with its creative process. Watch precious metals and rough gemstones be transformed into works of art. After lunch at a local restaurant, see the song inspiring Copacabana and Ipanema beaches on your way back to your hotel. This evening, indulge in a traditional barbeque Highlight Dinner at a local churrascaria. Feel the spirit of Rio's world-famous Carnival as you're treated to a lively extravaganza of Samba song-and-dance after learning how to mix the perfect Caipirinha, a Local Speciality, and Brazil's national cocktail made with cachaça.Full Breakfast,Lunch,Highlight Dinner

    Day 4
    RIO DE JANEIRO FREE TIME
    Today is yours to explore the wonders and sights of Rio on your own time. Or you may choose to see the city and surrounding areas on any of the optional outings offered. Perhaps take a half-day journey by jeep and foot into the lush Tijuca National Park, the world's largest urban rainforest; or explore Petropolis, the Imperial City of Brazil.Full Breakfast

    Day 5
    RIO DE JANEIRO – IGUASSU FALLS
    Take a flight to see the magnificent Iguassu Falls, which border Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. Journey into Iguassu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see one of the world's largest waterfalls and such endangered species as the giant otter and the giant anteater. Then cross over and explore the Brazilian side of the falls; take a scenic walk through the rainforest at the base of the cascades with a Local Expert.Full Breakfast,Dinner

    Day 6
    IGUASSU FALLS – BUENOS AIRES (4 NIGHTS)
    Today, cross the border to Argentina and stop at the Visitors Centre before taking a scenic walk and boarding the open-air Ecological Jungle Train. You will enjoy a different vantage point of the mighty falls and a spectacular view of the thunderous Devil's Throat Falls. After, depart for Buenos Aires where you will arrive at your stylish hotel in the heart of Argentina's sizzling capital city. You are just steps away from designer boutiques, savoury cuisine, and the culturally-rich mecca of museums, theatres and the famous Teatro Colon. Enjoy the rest of the evening to enjoy on your own.Full Breakfast

    Day 7
    BUENOS AIRES SIGHTSEEING
    Continue your immersion of Buenos Aires this morning as you embark on an in-depth city tour with a Local Expert. See the Plaza de Mayo, the pink Casa Rosada, and the renowned Teatro Colon where legendary stars Maria Callas and Caruso have performed; then view the colourful and fashionable neighbourhoods of La Boca, San Telmo and Palermo. See the Teatro Colon, a landmark in Buenos Aires and a Unique Insight. Take a backstage tour of the Opera House, including the main function rooms, the main stage and, of course, the workshops where all the customs and clothes used in the performances are produced. Then head to the elegant Recoleta via a drive along Avenida 9 de Julio, said to be the widest street in the world. At the impressive cemetery, see the burial place of Argentina's former first lady, Eva Peron (Evita), as well as the museum dedicated to her life in Palermo. After some time on your own in the afternoon, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an exclusive Be My Guest experience in Palermo Soho this evening. You will be welcomed by a local family and long-time residents of this now-trendy neighbourhood in the fashionable Palermo Viejo. Be delighted, as they wine and dine you with homemade family recipes. Discover the secrets of kneading country bread and even try with your own hands. Watch as your hosts demonstrate the art of typical Argentinean crafts. It will be an experience you won't soon forget.Full Breakfast,Be My Guest Dining

    Day 8
    COLONIA DEL SACRAMENTO EXCURSION
    After crossing the Rio de la Plata by hydrofoil, meet a Local Expert on the Uruguayan side who takes you on a walk through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic district of Colonia del Sacramento. A Highlight Lunch at a local restaurant will satisfy your pallet. Afterwards, stroll the charming streets and enjoy the shops and art galleries on your own. Return to Argentina later this afternoon by hydrofoil.Full Breakfast,Highlight Lunch

    Day 9
    BUENOS AIRES FREE TIME
    The “Paris of South America” is yours to explore on your own today. Perhaps take an optional trip to a traditional Argentinean estancia (ranch) for the day; share a drink with the local gauchos (cowboys), marvel at their horsemanship during a lively equestrian show and then feast on a traditional parrillada (barbeque) lunch. Back in the city, linger over a Highlight Dinner and a chance for an authentic taste of world-renowned Argentinean beef! Cap off the evening watching a sensual performance of the best tango dancers in Buenos Aires.Full Breakfast,Highlight Dinner

    Day 10
    BUENOS AIRES – BARILOCHE (2 NIGHTS)
    Fly to the lovely resort town of San Carlos de Bariloche, situated on the edge of the Andes. The afternoon is yours to explore on your own. Visit a chocolate shop, browse the quaint boutiques or take a leisurely stroll along the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi. Tonight, share your day's stories during a dinner at your hotel with your travel companions.Full Breakfast,Dinner

    Day 11
    BARILOCHE SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME
    Discover the natural wonders of one of Argentina's prettiest areas, known as the “Switzerland of South America.” Meet your Local Expert and travel along the “Circuito Chico” for spectacular vistas of forests, mountains and sparkling waters in Nahuel Huapi National Park. Visit lovely Playa Bonita, soak up the scenery from hilltop St. Edward's Chapel on the Llao Llao Peninsula, and ride a chairlift to the top of Cerro Campanario for sweeping views of Lake Nahuel Huapi, the Llao Llao Peninsula, and the high peaks of Catedral and Tronador. Then, find out about Bariloche's chocolate connection with a visit to the Chocolate Museum. After a briefing on some 2,000 years of chocolate history, view the production area and, of course, sample an array of this Local Speciality. The rest of the day is free in Bariloche.Full Breakfast

    Day 12
    BARILOCHE – ANDEAN LAKE DISTRICT CRUISE – PUERTO VARAS (2 NIGHTS)
    Today, journey by land and water across the breathtaking Lake District straddling Argentina and Chile to marvel at some of the Southern Hemisphere's most stunning landscapes. Soak in the breathtaking scenery of snow-capped mountain peaks, gloriously green forests and sapphire blue lakes as you cruise upon lakes Nahuel Huapi and Frias and drive across the Chilean border to Peulla for an included lunch. Board another catamaran for the scenic crossing of Todos Los Santos Lake with the mighty Osorno volcano looming in the background. Keep an eye out for Andean condors gliding over the lakes and mountains. Make a stop at the Petrohue River to see the burbling waterfalls cascade over the black volcanic rock. Arrive in Puerto Varas, one of Chile's most charming villages, located on the banks of Lake Llanquihue. Check into your lakefront hotel and enjoy a light dinner.Full Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

    Day 13
    PUERTO VARAS FREE TIME
    Relish an entire day to relax, pursue your own interests and perhaps explore the city at your own pace. Puerto Varas is renowned for its spectacular views of the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes. Discover why it is also known as the “City of Roses” with its stunning rose arbors and Germanic-style architecture gracing the many centuries-old houses and churches that dot this tranquil town. Relax at one of the many cafés, trendy restaurants or delve into the budding bar scene. As an option, take an excursion to the isolated island of Chiloe to get acquainted with the mythical world of the island and its traditional architecture, including its typical wooden churches (from mid-April to October, a visit to several Magellan and Humboldt penguin colonies is also offered instead).Full Breakfast

    Day 14
    PUERTO VARAS – PUERTO MONTT – SANTIAGO (2 NIGHTS)
    Fly north from Puerto Montt to the Chilean capital. Upon arrival, head for the Maipo Valley, Chile's most traditional wine-producing valley known for its premium wines. Visit an exclusive winery where you will enjoy a gourmet Highlight Lunch served alfresco on the beautiful grounds. After, meet the winemaker, your Local Expert, for a personalised winery experience, from the vineyards to the bottling process. Celebrate Chile's proud wine-making traditions with a wine tasting. Back in Santiago, meet your Local Expert and embark on an orientation tour of this vibrant city, travelling past Club Hipico - the regal racetrack - and sprawling Parque O'Higgins. Cruise along Alameda Avenue past the Church of San Francisco and the University of Chile on your way to the vibrant Plaza de Armas with its fountains and sculptures. View the Palacio de la Moneda, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Central Market. Drive up San Cristobal Hill for panoramic views of the city and the snow-capped Andes. Return to your hotel, which is situated in one of Santiago's most beautiful neighbourhoods, near boutiques, bars and restaurants.Full Breakfast,Highlight Lunch

    Day 15
    SANTIAGO FREE TIME
    Enjoy a day in Santiago on your own. Explore further, or perhaps embark on an optional trip to Valparaiso, site of a historic naval battle and the seaside resort of Vina del Mar. This evening, gather for a festive Highlight Dinner with a folklore show featuring elaborately costumed dancers representing Chile and Easter Island's native people.Full Breakfast,Highlight Dinner

    Day 16
    SANTIAGO – LIMA SIGHTSEEING
    Say hasta luego to Chile this morning and transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima. Transfer to the hotel and join your travelling companions and a Local Expert to visit Lima's colonial sights, including Plaza San Martin with its impressive cathedral and the stately government palace. The evening is yours.Continental Breakfast,Full Breakfast

    Day 17
    LIMA – CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY
    Take a morning flight to Cusco and set out for the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit Awanakancha. Enjoy a box picnic lunch then browse for Quechua handicrafts at the vibrant Pisac market. Arrive at your lovely hotel, a former colonial-style monastery in the Urubamba Valley and learn about the Local Speciality of weaving Andean traditional textiles.Full Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

    Day 18
    SACRED VALLEY – MACHU PICCHU
    Marvel at Inca ingenuity when you visit the hilltop fortress of Ollantaytambo this morning. Then, take in the incredible views aboard your train ride climbing up toward the “Lost City” of Machu Picchu, the iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your guide takes you through the ruins of this once-great Inca fortress and royal estate high in the Andes.Full Breakfast,Dinner

    Day 19
    MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO (2 NIGHTS)
    You have the morning to further explore Machu Picchu's marvels on your own. This afternoon, head toward the great colonial city of Cusco, stopping at a local chicheria for a taste of the Local Speciality of chicha - Peruvian corn beer.Full Breakfast

    Day 20
    CUSCO SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME
    Set out for a guided visit of colonial Cusco, including the baroque Cathedral on the main Plaza de Armas and the 17th century Church of Santo Domingo. Just outside of town, visit the ruins of the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Back in Cusco, enjoy a Highlight Dinner.Full Breakfast,Highlight Dinner

    Day 21
    CUSCO – LIMA
    Fly back to Lima this morning for a day to relax or explore on your own. This evening, gather at the Larco Museum, which houses the largest private collection of pre-columbian art in the world, for a presentation by a Local Expert, the museum curator, and a Farewell Dinner with your travelling companions.Full Breakfast,Farewell Dinner

    Day 22
    DEPART LIMA
    Transfer to the airport for your onward flight arrangements or extend your stay in Lima.Continental Breakfast,Full Breakfast

    Sightseeing Highlights
    Andean Lake District Crossing Explore Nahuel Huapi National Park.
    Bariloche Enjoy the surroundings of this lovely resort town.
    Buenos Aires Visit the “Paris of South America”.
    Colonia del Sacramento Stroll in this UNESCO World Heritage city.
    Cusco Delve into the city's Inca and Spanish colonial past.
    Iguassu Falls Explore the magnificent falls from Brazil and Argentina.
    Lima Discover the city's colonial sights.
    Machu Picchu Immerse yourself in the history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site on a guided tour.
    Puerto Varas Discover Chile's loveliest town.
    Rio de Janeiro See the Christ the Redeemer statue.
    Sacred Valley Visit Awanakancha and meet llamas, vicuñas and alpacas.
    Santiago Delight in a Chilean folklore show.
    The Vistadome Ride aboard the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu.
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  5. Day 1
    ARRIVE RIO DE JANEIRO (4 NIGHTS)
    Bemvindo ao Rio de Janeiro! On arrival at the airport, you will be met by a local host and taken to your luxurious oceanfront hotel (check in time is 3 p.m.). Relax, get settled in and enjoy your hotel's superb location overlooking Copacabana Beach, minutes from downtown Rio.

    Day 2
    RIO DE JANEIRO FREE TIME & SIGHTSEEING
    Enjoy a leisurely morning before joining your Travel Director for an exploration of the cidade maravilhosa (marvellous city) and its many contrasts, from the 18th century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church to the 20th century opera house, Sambodromo, and city Cathedral. Then, ascend Sugarloaf Mountain via cable car for astounding views over the city and the bay. This evening, enjoy a festive Welcome Reception at the hotel with your Travel Director and fellow travellers.Full Breakfast,Welcome Reception

    Day 3
    RIO DE JANEIRO SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME
    Board a classic cogwheel train for the journey to the summit of majestic Corcovado, site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. After admiring the panoramic views, head back down the mountain for a chance to learn about a Local Speciality, Brazil's precious gemstones. You'll be fascinated by the creative process as you watch precious metals and rough gemstones transformed into works of art. Stop for a lunch at a local restaurant and then see the song inspiring Copacabana and Ipanema beaches on your way back to your hotel. This evening, learn how to mix the perfect Caipirinha, a Local Speciality, and Brazil's national cocktail made with cachaça. You'll also indulge in a traditional barbecue Highlight Dinner at a local churrascaria. Feel the spirit of Rio's world-famous Carnival as you're treated to a lively extravaganza of Samba song-and-dance.Full Breakfast,Lunch,Highlight Dinner

    Day 4
    RIO DE JANEIRO FREE TIME
    Enjoy a full day to explore Rio on your own - or choose from an array of optional outings: take a half-day journey by jeep and foot into the lush Tijuca National Park, the world's largest urban rainforest; or perhaps explore Petropolis, the Imperial City of Brazil.Full Breakfast

    Day 5
    RIO DE JANEIRO – IGUASSU FALLS
    Fly to magnificent Iguassu Falls, bordering Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. Enter Iguassu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to one of the world's largest waterfalls and to such endangered species as the giant otter and the giant anteater. Explore the Brazilian side of the cascades with a Local Expert and take a scenic walk through the rainforest at the base of the falls.Full Breakfast,Dinner

    Day 6
    IGUASSU FALLS – BUENOS AIRES (4 NIGHTS)
    Cross the border to Argentina. Stop at the Visitors Centre and take a scenic walk before boarding the open-air Ecological Jungle Train for a different vantage point on the mighty falls and a spectacular view of the thunderous Devil's Throat Falls. Fly to Buenos Aires and arrive at your stylish hotel in the heart of Argentina's sizzling capital, just steps from designer boutiques, fine dining, museums, theatres and the famous Teatro Colon.Full Breakfast

    Day 7
    BUENOS AIRES SIGHTSEEING
    Join your Local Expert and embark on an in-depth tour of this passionate city. See the Plaza de Mayo, the pink Casa Rosada, and the renowned Teatro Colon where legendary stars Maria Callas and Caruso have performed; then view the colourful and fashionable neighbourhoods of La Boca, San Telmo and Palermo. See the Teatro Colon, a landmark in Buenos Aires and a Unique Insight. Take a backstage tour of the Opera House, including the main function rooms, the main stage and, of course, the workshops where all the customs and clothes used in the performances are produced. Drive along the stately Avenida 9 de Julio, said to be the widest street in the world, to the elegant Recoleta. See the impressive cemetery where Eva Peron (Evita), Argentina's former first lady, is buried. Return to your hotel this afternoon and enjoy some time on your own. Later, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an exclusive Be My Guest experience in Palermo Soho this evening. You will be welcomed by a local family and long-time residents of this now-trendy neighbourhood in the fashionable Palermo Viejo. Be delighted, as they wine and dine you with homemade family recipes. Discover the secrets of kneading country bread. Watch as your hosts demonstrate the art of typical Argentinean crafts. Spending time with these lively people will create a long-lasting insider memory.Full Breakfast,Be My Guest Dining

    Day 8
    COLONIA DEL SACRAMENTO EXCURSION
    Cross the Rio de la Plata by hydrofoil this morning. On the Uruguayan side, a Local Expert takes you on a walk through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic district of the charming Colonia del Sacramento. After a leisurely Highlight Lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy time to stroll the exclusive art galleries and shops on your own. Return by hydrofoil to Argentina later this afternoon.Full Breakfast,Highlight Lunch

    Day 9
    BUENOS AIRES FREE TIME
    Relish a day on your own in the “Paris of South America.” If you like, take an optional trip to a traditional Argentinean estancia (ranch) for the day; share a drink with the local gauchos (cowboys), marvel at their horsemanship during a lively equestrian show and then feast on a traditional parrillada (barbeque) lunch. Back in the city, linger over a Highlight Dinner and a chance for an authentic taste of world-renowned Argentinean beef! Cap off the evening watching a sensual performance of the best tango dancers in Buenos Aires.Full Breakfast,Highlight Dinner

    Day 10
    BUENOS AIRES – BARILOCHE (2 NIGHTS)
    Fly to the edge of the Andes and the lovely resort town of San Carlos de Bariloche. Enjoy the afternoon to explore the town on your own - perhaps visit the many chocolate shops, browse the quaint boutiques or take a stroll in the parks along the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi. Tonight, share your stories with your travel companions during dinner at your hotel.Full Breakfast,Dinner

    Day 11
    BARILOCHE SIGHTSEEING & FREE TIME
    Discover the natural wonders of one of Argentina's prettiest areas, known as the “Switzerland of South America.” Meet your Local Expert and travel along the “Circuito Chico” for spectacular vistas of forests, mountains and sparkling waters in Nahuel Huapi National Park. Visit lovely Playa Bonita, soak up the scenery from the hilltop at St. Edward's Chapel on the Llao Llao Peninsula, and ride a chairlift to the top of Cerro Campanario for sweeping views of Lake Nahuel Huapi, the Llao Llao Peninsula, and the high peaks of Catedral and Tronador. Then, find out about Bariloche's chocolate connection with a visit to the Chocolate Museum. After a briefing on some 2,000 years of chocolate history, view the production area, and, of course, sample an array of this Local Speciality. The rest of the day is free in Bariloche.Full Breakfast

    Day 12
    BARILOCHE – ANDEAN LAKE DISTRICT CRUISE – PUERTO VARAS (2 NIGHTS)
    Today, journey by land and water across the breathtaking Lake District straddling Argentina and Chile to marvel at some of the Southern Hemisphere's most stunning landscapes. Soak in the breathtaking scenery of snow-capped mountain peaks, gloriously green forests and sapphire blue lakes as you cruise upon lakes Nahuel Huapi and Frias and drive across the Chilean border to Peulla for an included lunch. Board another catamaran for the scenic crossing of Todos Los Santos Lake with the mighty Osorno volcano looming in the background. Keep an eye out for Andean condors gliding over the lakes and mountains. Make a stop at the Petrohue River to see the burbling waterfalls cascade over the black volcanic rock. Arrive in Puerto Varas, one of Chile's most charming villages, located on the banks of Lake Llanquihue. Check in to your lakefront hotel and enjoy a light dinner.Full Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

    Day 13
    PUERTO VARAS FREE TIME
    Relish an entire day to relax, pursue your own interests and perhaps explore the city at your own pace. Puerto Varas is renowned for its spectacular views of the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes. Discover why it is also known as the “City of Roses” with its stunning rose arbors and Germanic-style architecture gracing the many centuries-old houses and churches that dot this tranquil town. Relax at one of the many cafés, trendy restaurants or delve into the budding bar scene. As an option, take an excursion to the isolated island of Chiloe to get acquainted with the mythical world of the island and its traditional architecture, including its typical wooden churches (October to mid-April, a visit to several Magellan and Humboldt penguin colonies is offered instead).Full Breakfast

    Day 14
    PUERTO VARAS – PUERTO MONTT – SANTIAGO (2 NIGHTS)
    Fly north from Puerto Montt to the Chilean capital. Upon arrival, head for the Maipo Valley, Chile's most traditional wine-producing valley known for its premium wines. Visit an exclusive winery where you will enjoy a gourmet Highlight Lunch served alfresco on the beautiful grounds. After, meet the winemaker, your Local Expert, for a personalised winery experience, from the vineyards to the bottling process. Celebrate Chile's proud wine-making traditions with a wine tasting. Back in Santiago, meet your Local Expert and embark on an orientation tour of this vibrant city, travelling past Club Hipico - the regal racetrack - and sprawling Parque O'Higgins. Cruise along Alameda Avenue past the Church of San Francisco and the University of Chile on your way to the vibrant Plaza de Armas with its fountains and sculptures. View the Palacio de la Moneda, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Central Market. Drive up San Cristobal Hill for panoramic views of the city and the snow-capped Andes. Return to your hotel, which is situated in one of Santiago's most beautiful neighbourhoods, near boutiques, bars and restaurants.Full Breakfast,Highlight Lunch

    Day 15
    SANTIAGO FREE TIME
    Enjoy a day in Santiago on your own. Explore further, or perhaps embark on an optional trip to Valparaiso, site of a historic naval battle and the seaside resort of Vina del Mar. This evening, gather with your travel companions for a festive Farewell Dinner.Full Breakfast,Farewell Dinner

    Day 16
    DEPART SANTIAGO
    Say hasta luego to Chile this morning and transfer to the airport for your flight home. For your comfort, your rooms are reserved until 6 p.m., or until you are taken to the airport for your onward flight arrangements. Or you may chose to extend your stay in Santiago at the InterContinental Santiago if you wish.Continental Breakfast or Full Breakfast

    Sightseeing Highlights
    Andean Lake District Crossing Explore Nahuel Huapi National Park; cruise the “Switzerland of South America.”
    Bariloche Enjoy the surroundings of this lovely resort town.
    Buenos Aires Visit the “Paris of South America,” the Evita Museum and Recoleta Cemetery and enjoy a Tango show.
    Colonia del Sacramento Stroll in this UNESCO World Heritage city.
    Iguassu Falls Explore the magnificent falls from Brazil and Argentina.
    Puerto Varas Discover Chile's loveliest town.
    Rio de Janeiro Enjoy a cogwheel train ride through Tijuca Forest and up Corcovado Mountain to see the Christ the Redeemer statue.
    Santiago Delight in this cosmopolitan capital.
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  7. Day 1
    Aloha Honolulu, Waikiki and Pearl Harbor
    Aloha and welcome to Hawaii! You are greeted with a smile, a traditional flower lei and a transfer to your elegant oceanfront resort. Settle into island time and relax with a swim or stroll on the beach. Later gather with your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception, and an opportunity to mingle and get to know each other over a pleasant evening of dinner and wine. After a restful night’s sleep, the following day is at leisure to be pampered at the spa, sip cocktails or read a book by the pool. The choice is yours and the options are nearly endless. The next day begins with a visit to Pearl Harbor. Take a moment to honour the military personnel killed in the 1941 surprise attack at the USS Arizona Memorial. Next explore downtown Honolulu, seeing the State Capitol, Washington Place and King Kamehameha Statue at Aliiolani Hale. A private guided tour of Iolani Palace takes you inside the only official royal residence in the United States. Move on to Punchbowl National Cemetery, where a local guide shows you around this famous site. Later as the sun dips below the horizon, enjoy a relaxing evening.(Welcome Reception / Welcome Dinner / Full Breakfast / Full Breakfast)

    Day 4
    Maui, the Magic Isle
    Enjoy a leisurely breakfast or take advantage of some last minute shopping this morning. Then enjoy island views as you soar high above the Pacific to Maui. Your home for the next three nights is the luxurious beachfront Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas. Take to the back roads the following day to explore some of the island’s boutique farms. Sip lavender tea and sample lavender-baked scones on a tour of the Alii Kula Lavender Farm. Try the award-winning goat cheeses at the Surfing Goat Dairy. Top off your cornucopia of tasting with a refreshingly new and unique dining experience served at a beachside restaurant, renowned for its contemporary Pacific cuisine. After your highlight lunch, the remainder of your day is at leisure for shopping, relaxing or optional activities.naturalist for a discussion about the ever-changing geology and formation of the Hawaiian Archipelago. Tonight, celebrate Hawaii’s culture and traditions at an authentic Hawaiian Luau. Sip tropical cocktails, sample traditional poi and roasted pig and enjoy the lilting songs and hula dances.(Full Breakfast / Full Breakfast / Highlight Lunch / Full Breakfast / Highlight Dinner)

    Day 7
    On to the Big Island
    Fly to Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii. Wind your way through rolling volcanic hills and lush foliage to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, home to the world’s largest volcano. Visit the Jaggar Museum, look down on the Kilauea Caldera and walk through the Thurston Lava tube. After lunch, stop at historic Anna Ranch, beautifully set against the backdrop of Waimea’s lush green hills. Enjoy this rare opportunity of a guided tour of the restored ranch house with an emphasis on Hawaiian ranch life in the early 20th Century with demonstrations by their on-site blacksmith and Master saddle maker and leather crafter. Continue to your enchanting seaside resort for the next three nights. This evening dinner is served at your hotel. In the morning you are treated to American estate grown chocolate at the Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory before sampling pure Kona Coffee on a guided walk through a coffee farm. Then step back in time at Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park. Explore the historic town of Kailua, viewing Hulihee Palace and Mokuaikaua Church. Your penultimate day on Hawaii is entirely yours to spend as you please. Enjoy the resort’s extensive activities with your included Fun N Sun Activity Pass and maybe catch a glimpse of green sea turtles if they are basking on the shores. Later, learn how to make the perfect Mai Tai, Blue Hawaiian or Pina Colada at a mixology class! If you’re returning home tomorrow, bid farewell to your friends and experience fine dining just steps from the shore with a four-course Highlight Dinner and wine at the award-winning Brown’s Beach House Restaurant.(Full Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner / Full Breakfast / Full Breakfast / Highlight Dinner)

    Day 10
    On to Kauai, the Garden Isle
    Depart for the lush garden isle of Kauai. Head north to the mountain ringed Opaekaa Falls and the Spouting Horn blowhole before driving through the eucalyptus “Tunnel of Trees” en route to the beaches of Poipu. Your sumptuous resort is nestled in one of the prettiest bays in the islands. Sleep, dine and relax in style for the next two nights as you get in tune with the rhythmic wash of waves.(Full Breakfast)

    Day 11
    Exploring Kauai and the Grand Canyon of the Pacific
    This morning, explore immense Waimea Canyon and marvel at its vibrant colours resplendent in the changing island light. The afternoon is at leisure among the sparkling waters and scented puakenikenis of your resort. Learn how to make traditional flower lei at an exclusive class led by a master artisan and wear your creation to dinner on your final night. Join your Tour Director for contemporary Hawaiian cuisine and wine, served amid the open-air thatched huts, waterfalls and koi-filled lagoons of Tidepools restaurant.(Full Breakfast / Celebration Dinner with wine)

    Day 12
    Hui Hou Hawaii
    After a leisurely breakfast overlooking the Pacific, there is a transfer to Lihue Airport.(Full Breakfast)

    Additional Included Highlights
    Oahu: Explore downtown Honolulu.
    Maui: See the shops and galleries in Lahaina.
    Hawaii: See Hulihee Palace and Mokuaikaua Church in Kailu. Learn how to make Hawaiian cocktails at a mixology class!
    Kauai: View the beautiful Opaekaa Falls and Spouting Horn blowhole and drive under the famous “Tunnel of Trees.” Join a local artisan for an exclusive lesson on making authentic Hawaiian lei.
    Gold Luxury Experiences and Dining
    Enjoy a private guided tour of Iolani Palace, former home of Hawaiian royalty and the only official royal residence in the US.
    Take a moment to reflect at the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, where so many lost their lives on December 7, 1941.
    Join a local expert guide for a visit to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (locally known as Punchbowl).
    A feast for the senses! Follow the Maui back roads to explore the island’s unique boutique farms and taste their wares.
    Hone your hula skills, learn how to play the ukulele - soak up the Hawaiian culture with a private lesson!
    Join a local naturalist for an enlightening talk about the geology of the Hawaiian Archipelago.
    Visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the world’s largest volcano.
    Step into authentic Hawaiian Ranching history at Anna Ranch
    Tour a coffee and cacao farm.
    Visit Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park.
    Your Fun N Sun Activity Pass gives you unlimited access to all beach rental equipment at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii.
    Explore Waimea Canyon, the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.*
    At a beachside restaurant enjoy a delightful Highlight Lunch.
    Celebrate at an authentic Hawaiian Luau Highlight Dinner.
    Enjoy fine dining in a romantic, Hawaiian setting at the Brown’s Beach House Restaurant on the Big Island of Hawaii.
    Embrace the tempting combination of contemporary Hawaiian cuisine at your end-of-tour Celebration Dinner.*
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  9. Day 1
    Aloha Honolulu, Waikiki and Pearl Harbor
    Aloha and welcome to Hawaii! You are greeted with a smile, a traditional flower lei and a transfer to your elegant oceanfront resort. Settle into island time and relax with a swim or stroll on the beach. Later gather with your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception, and an opportunity to mingle and get to know each other over a pleasant evening of dinner and wine. After a restful night’s sleep, the following day is at leisure to be pampered at the spa, sip cocktails or read a book by the pool. The choice is yours and the options are nearly endless. The next day begins with a visit to Pearl Harbor. Take a moment to honour the military personnel killed in the 1941 surprise attack at the USS Arizona Memorial. Next explore downtown Honolulu, seeing the State Capitol, Washington Place and King Kamehameha Statue at Aliiolani Hale. A private guided tour of Iolani Palace takes you inside the only official royal residence in the United States. Later as the sun dips below the horizon, enjoy a relaxing evening.(Welcome Reception / Welcome Dinner / Full Breakfast / Full Breakfast)

    Day 4
    Maui, the Magic Isle
    Enjoy a leisurely breakfast or take advantage of some last minute shopping this morning. Then enjoy island views as you soar high above the Pacific to Maui. Your home for the next three nights is the luxurious beachfront Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas. Take to the back roads the following day to explore some of the island’s boutique farms. Sip lavender tea and sample lavender-baked scones on a tour of the Alii Kula Lavender Farm. Try the award-winning goat cheeses at the Surfing Goat Dairy. Top off your cornucopia of tasting with a refreshingly new and unique dining experience served at a beachside restaurant, renowned for its contemporary Pacific cuisine. After your highlight lunch, the remainder of your day is at leisure for shopping, relaxing or optional activities.naturalist for a discussion about the ever-changing geology and formation of the Hawaiian Archipelago. Tonight, celebrate Hawaii’s culture and traditions at an authentic Hawaiian Luau. Sip tropical cocktails, sample traditional poi and roasted pig and enjoy the lilting songs and hula dances.(Full Breakfast / Full Breakfast / Highlight Lunch / Full Breakfast / Highlight Dinner)

    Day 7
    On to the Big Island
    Fly to Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii. Wind your way through rolling volcanic hills and lush foliage to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, home to the world’s largest volcano. Visit the Jaggar Museum, look down on the Kilauea Caldera and walk through the Thurston Lava tube. After lunch, stop at historic Anna Ranch, beautifully set against the backdrop of Waimea’s lush green hills. Enjoy this rare opportunity of a guided tour of the restored ranch house with an emphasis on Hawaiian ranch life in the early 20th Century with demonstrations by their on-site blacksmith and Master saddle maker and leather crafter. Continue to your enchanting seaside resort for the next three nights. This evening dinner is served at your hotel. In the morning you are treated to American estate grown chocolate at the Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory before sampling pure Kona Coffee on a guided walk through a coffee farm. Then step back in time at Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park. Explore the historic town of Kailua, viewing Hulihee Palace and Mokuaikaua Church. Your penultimate day on Hawaii is entirely yours to spend as you please. Enjoy the resort’s extensive activities with your included Fun N Sun Activity Pass and maybe catch a glimpse of green sea turtles if they are basking on the shores. Later, learn how to make the perfect Mai Tai, Blue Hawaiian or Pina Colada at a mixology class! If you’re returning home tomorrow, bid farewell to your friends and experience fine dining just steps from the shore with a four-course Highlight Dinner and wine at the award-winning Brown’s Beach House Restaurant.(Full Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner / Full Breakfast / Full Breakfast / Highlight Dinner)

    Day 10
    Depart Hawaii
    Your 10-day tour concludes with a transfer to Kona International Airport at Keahole.(Full Breakfast)

    Additional Included Highlights
    Oahu: Explore downtown Honolulu.
    Maui: See the shops and galleries in Lahaina.
    Hawaii: See Hulihee Palace and Mokuaikaua Church in Kailu. Learn how to make Hawaiian cocktails at a mixology class!
    Gold Luxury Experiences and Dining
    Enjoy a private guided tour of Iolani Palace, former home of Hawaiian royalty and the only official royal residence in the US.
    Take a moment to reflect at the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, where so many lost their lives on December 7, 1941.
    Join a local expert guide for a visit to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (locally known as Punchbowl).
    A feast for the senses! Follow the Maui back roads to explore the island’s unique boutique farms and taste their wares.
    Hone your hula skills, learn how to play the ukulele - soak up the Hawaiian culture with a private lesson!
    Join a local naturalist for an enlightening talk about the geology of the Hawaiian Archipelago.
    Visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the world’s largest volcano.
    Step into authentic Hawaiian Ranching history at Anna Ranch
    Tour a coffee and cacao farm.
    Visit Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park.
    Your Fun N Sun Activity Pass gives you unlimited access to all beach rental equipment at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii.
    Explore Waimea Canyon, the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.*
    At a beachside restaurant enjoy a delightful Highlight Lunch.
    Celebrate at an authentic Hawaiian Luau Highlight Dinner.
    Enjoy fine dining in a romantic, Hawaiian setting at the Brown’s Beach House Restaurant on the Big Island of Hawaii.
    Embrace the tempting combination of contemporary Hawaiian cuisine at your end-of-tour Celebration Dinner.*
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