South American Odyssey

Brazil, Argentina & Chile

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There are many South American travel packages you can book, but our comprehensive tour brings you to all the must-see sites of Chile, Argentina, and Brazil. From the bustling urban centers of sophisticated Santiago, Buenos Aires (the “Paris of the South”), and Rio de Janeiro—watched over by none other than Christ the Redeemer—to the natural wonders of the Andean Mountains, Chilean Lake District, Bariloche, Argentine Pampas, and the Iguassu Falls that span two countries. Memorable experiences on this 16-day escorted tour includes traveling along one of National Geographic’s 10 Most Scenic Drives in the World, a visit to the grave of the infamous Evita Peron, an authentic Gaucho Fiesta, and a passionate tango performance.

Did you know you can make this tour private? Find out about pricing and options for groups of 15 or more travelers.

Itinerary at
a Glance

Tour Itinerary:

  • 2 nights in Santiago
  • 1 night in Puerto Varas
  • 2 nights in Bariloche
  • 4 nights in Buenos Aires
  • 2 nights in Iguassu Falls
  • 2 nights in Rio de Janeiro

Tour Highlights

  • San Cristobal Hill (Santiago)
  • Picturesque Bariloche
  • Buenos Aires City Tour
  • Tango Lesson & Show (Buenos Aires)
  • Iguassu Falls
  • Sugar Loaf Mountain (Rio)
  • Copacabana (Rio)

Your Tour Includes

  • Optional round-trip airfare from Miami (MIA) including taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • All intra-South America flights & ground transportation
  • Accommodations at deluxe & superior first-class hotels
  • 22 meals: 14 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 6 dinners (D)
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours and admission fees
  • English-speaking Tour Director throughout and local guides

What to Expect

Max Group Size: 30 travelers

For more detailed information about this tour and destination, visit our Before You Depart section.

Tour Itinerary


Click the Day by Day itinerary above (or swipe on mobile devices) to see the experiences that await on each day of your tour.

Day 1: Arrive in Santiago

Day 2: Santiago

Day 3: Santiago/Puerto Montt/Puerto Varas

Day 4: Lake Region/Bariloche

Day 5: Bariloche

Day 6: Bariloche/Buenos Aires

Day 7: Buenos Aires

Day 8: Buenos Aires/Argentine Pampas

Day 9: Buenos Aires

Day 10: Buenos Aires/Iguassu Falls

Day 11: Iguassu Falls

Day 12: Iguassu/Rio de Janeiro

Day 13: Rio de Janeiro

Day 14: Depart Rio de Janeiro

Guided Tour Pricing

We are working diligently to secure future tour dates and pricing for this itinerary. Please fill out the "Request a Future Date" form linked below, and we will notify you once dates are available.

Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.

Enhance your trip with our recommended optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.

Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.

Full-Day Vina del Mar, Valparaiso, and Winery Tour

Tigre Delta Morning Excursion

Petropolis plus Hippie Fair Full-Day Tour

Carnival Experience


Rick P

Great tour! Great use of our time. Every place we visited was very interesting. Our tour guide Fernando Bordallo is wonderful. Fernando was knowledgeable, organized and everyone was very important to him. We love Smartours because they have great tour guides with excellent itineraries at a reasonable price. We have always also found our fellow travelers to be fun to share our experiences with.

Judith O

Excellent trip.

Heather T

Excellent guide. Wonderful small group size. Nice hotels. We appreciated the upgrades for smart travelers. Trip home was down side--long trip going via Lima

Gilbert C

1. We loved that you didn't cancel the trip even though there were only 6 of us. 2. Fernando, our tour director, was great. He is the best we have ever had. 3. All of the local guides and drivers were good. We enjoyed all of them. 4. We could have used more time in Rio. You should bring back the optional time that you used to have in Rio. All 6 of us would have stayed longer. 5. Most of the flights were good. However, the flight from Rio to Lima was terrible. We felt cramped, it was too hot, and there was no video entertainment to take our minds off of the bad situation. I don't think it was a proper plane for a 5 hour flight. Overall we had a great time.

Lilia S

This was the best tour ever. Everything was excellent and the tour director Fernando made it even more enjoyable. He is the best, the whole group loved him! The Lake Region is stunning and the Iguazu Falls unbelievable. We enjoyed the tango clubs in Buenos Aires and the ski resort of Balerocce. We will do it again.


Wonderful, South American Odyssey. Met many wonderful people. The hotel were outstanding.


The tour to South America exceeded our expectations marked by outstanding tour guides and breathtaking sceneries and excellent accommodations. Fernando, the tour director Was very instrumental in making this trip very successful and enjoyable.

Dona M

This was our first Smartours trip and a great start to many more! Kristina Hagelstam, our Tour Guide, went well above the call of duty to attend to our every need. The hotels were excellent, the food great, and the scenery beautiful. We especially liked the Chilean Lake District, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, and Iguassu Falls. In the Optional Tours, don't miss the Afternoon "Small Circuit Tour." The views are spectacular.

Leslie D

Trip of a lifetime and excellent guide; loved Fernando. Guides all had so much knowledge and definitely would love to go on another trip with Smart Tours.

Betty L

Fantastic trip What did I like best? All of it. Memories for a lifetime.

Helena A

Excellent Tour and Tango just WOW...

robert r

Another excellent tour with Betty Levin and the professional staff at smarTours. I was amazed at all the sites we visited, the very nice hotels, the wonderful meals. And we had a great group of travelers who joined us, people literally from all around the U.S. and the world. Their varied travel experiences added a dimension to our tour which made it even more interesting. I'll be back for another tour soon.


wonderful trip. of us took the South American Odyssey the middle if January. Our Guide, Alex was wonderful. He was knowledgable, personable, and lots of fun. He made each day fun and full of energy. The itinerary was very good including cities, Iguazu Falls, the Lake District and a day on the Pampas. Absolutely loved Buenos Aires and to my surprise, Rio was my least favorite. I highly recommend this trip and hooefullly you will have Alex to make it even better.

Karen T

Kristina was a wonderful tour leader and all the tour guides for each location were enthusiastic about their country. The included meals were great. My favorite places were Bariloche and Iguassu Falls, but the cities we visited were also exciting. Would highly recommend the tour if you want to see the highlights of South America.

Laurie t

This is a wonderful trip! Chile is a very interesting country -good economy. Much diversity from the coast thru the mountains. The Lake District was so beautiful! Argentina is again very diverse-from the pampas to a very European city. The estancias, the Cowboys & the BBQ-delicious! Buenos aires history-think Duarte , Eva Peron. Iguassu is beautiful on both borders! Rio-Christ the redeemer statue, the beaches,-all beautiful!
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