January 28 - February 18, 2018
22 Days
Tour Status - Guaranteed

Join Garth Layden of Select Holidays on our hosted agriculture tour of Chile, Argentina & Brazil.  Enjoy your experience of the wineries in the area around Santiago and see how the grapes are cultivated, picked, and the wine is produced, which is one of Chile’s biggest agriculture exports.  As you cross over to Argentina you will enjoy the Spectacular Lake Cruise between Bariloche, Argentina and Puerto Montt, Chile.   You will visit the largest inland grain handling system, where farmers have their grain hauled to for export.  The pampas of Argentina produce vast amounts of soy beans, corn, and sunflower as well as lush pasture for the cattle farms in the area.  The amazing Iguacu Falls in Brazil will leave you breathless and the wonderful city of Rio de Janeiro will amaze you with sights from the Olympics plus much more.  You will return home with the great memories of experiencing the farming in these countries as well as the deep culture.   





Tour Highlights

  • Customized Return air flights from major North American cities
  • High Class Accommodations (Best Class Accommodations in Rural Areas)
  • Technical Agriculture visits
  • Experienced Destination Guides
  • Multiple Night Stays
  • All Meals in Itinerary included
  • All Attractions in Itinerary included
  • All Sightseeing in Itinerary included

                      IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
- All travelers require a passport that is valid for 6 months after your return to North America.

- Argentina:  Reciprocity Fee must be prepaid by Credit Card online before departing Canada US$75 p/p

- Brazil: Tourist Visa must be purchased in advance p/p is CAD $120.00

- Chile:  You will receive a tourist card upon arrival.

This information could change at any time.....Please check to make sure you have the right paperwork for traveling.
Check with your local travel clinic for any vaccinations that may be required for the countries you will be visiting

Jan 28, 2018: Depart North America to fly to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Depart North America to fly to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. [IFM] 

Jan 29, 2018: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly to Rio de Janeiro this day and transfer to a beachfront hotel for a 2 night stay.   Balance of day is free to enjoy the Copacabana Beach right outside the front door of the hotel. [B/D] 

Jan 30, 2018:  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
A morning city tour of Rio will include the cathedral, Olympic sites and "Christ theRedeemer" statue, 98 feet tall at 2,300 feet above sea level on Mount Corcovado and watching over the city of Rio.  This is truly an amazing site. You will get great views out over the city.  Afternoon free. [B]

Jan 31, 2018:  Rio de Janeiro – Curitiba, Brazil
Depart the hotel to visit Sugar Loaf Mountain, rising 396 m above the harbor.  Its name is said to come from its resemblance to the traditional shape of a concentrated refined sugar loaf.   A glass-paneled cable car capable of holding 65 passengers, offers 360-degree views of the surrounding city. Transfer to the airport for a flight to Curitiba, Brazil for a 2-night stay.  [B/D]

Feb 01, 2018: Curitiba, BR
This morning, ride a train to Antonia city and have lunch before driving to view the Paranagua’s Port, the most important port in Brazil especially for the shipment of soy beans and poultry.  Return to Curitiba for the night.   [B/L/D]

Feb. 02, 2018: Curitiba, Brazil - Ponta Grossa
Drive to the farming community of Ponta Grossa for an overnight stay. Ponta Grossa is known as one of the largest                   co-operative producing area of soy beans, corn, wheat and barley.  Visit to the co-operative and visit a nursery farm.        [B/L/D]

Feb 03, 2018: Ponta Grossa, Brazil
Visit a no till farm operation as well as a local machine dealership.  After lunch a visit another local farming operation.       [B/L/D]

Feb 04, 2018:  Ponta Grossa - Iguazu Falls, Brazil
Morning flight takes you into Iguazu Falls.  Upon arrival visit the Brazilian side of the falls followed by a boat ride under the falls. (Warning, you will get wet)  Transfer to hotel for a two night stay. [B/L/D]

Feb 05, 2018: Iguazu Falls, Brazil
A visit to “Itaipu Dam” the second largest hydro generating dam in the world.  Next, visit the “Pasco Das Aves” bird park.  The opportunity to take a helicopter ride above the falls (included as an early booking bonus).  Balance of afternoon free at hotelbefore dinner this evening.  [B/L/D]

Feb 06, 2018: Iguazu Falls, Brazil - Buenos Aires, Argentina
You will visit the Argentina side of the falls, including a train ride to "Devil's Throat". Late afternoon flight to Buenos Aires for a 3-night stay.  [B/L/D]

Feb 07, 2018: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Morning visit to "Liniers Cattle Market", one of the largest live cattle markets in the world, supplies the domestic beef needs for the city of Buenos Aires, the largest city in Argentina. Some 10,000 to 13,000 head of cattle are sold here each day, five days a week.  Prices at Liniers tend to set the mark for the rest of the country.  Most of the cattle are sold to local supermarkets and packing plants.  Enjoy a short city tour including lunch with the afternoon free.  This evening take in the cultural wonders of a local Tango Show & Dinner.  [B/L/D]
NOTE: This will be a late evening

Feb. 08, 2018: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Farm visit and a visit to a typical estancia to experience a Gaucho party: your lunch will be an “asado” (Argentina’s famous barbecue) with folk music and dance. You will also see the gauchos working with and riding horses.      [B/L/D]

Feb 09, 2018: Buenos Aires, Argentina - Bariloche
Free morning before transferring to the airport for your flight into Bariloche, Argentina.  Bariloche, located in Rio Negro Province,  consists of over 100,000 hectares of land dedicated to cattle, sheep and forestry.  [B/D]

Feb 10, 2018:  Bariloche, Argentina
A visit to one of the local ranches with large herds of sheep and cattle.  There are valleys with water springs or creeks which allow for natural grasslands and pastures. Ranches in the area are large in size due to their low carrying capacity.  Return to Bariloche for an afternoon visit to a chocolate shop.    [B/L/D]

Feb 11, 2018: Bariloche, Argentina - Puerto Montt, Chile
The inspiring beauty of the southern Andes unfolds today as you travel from Argentina to Chile via roads and a series of lake cruise crossings.  Arrive into Puerto Montt, Chile, for a two-night stay. [B/L/D]

Feb 12, 2018: Puerto Montt, Chile
Travel north to the region, known as the pastoral area of the country and visit with a local farmer. Arrive at the farm in time to see your lunch being placed on the spit of your BBQ. You will be greeted with a tasty Pisco Sour (or maybe 2).  As your lunch is cooking, tour around this small dairy farm. After touring, enjoy homemade and freshly baked empanadas and BBQ.  Return to hotel. [B/L]

Feb 13, 2018: Puerto Montt, Chile
A morning visit to the seaport in Puerto Montt.  Following lunch, drive into the countryside to be entertained at a Chilean horse show and rodeo before returning to the hotel for the night. [B/D]

Feb 14, 2018: Puerto Montt, Chile - Santiago
Mid-day flight from Puerto Montt to Santiago. This evening enjoy a Dinner and Chilean Culture Show.  [B/D]

Feb 15, 2018: Santiago
Visit the country's largest fruit and vegetable wholesale markets, where the size of the corn will amaze you. Enjoy a short city tour before checking into hotel for an overnight stay. [B/D]

Feb 16, 2018:  Vina Del Mar
Morning visit to the coastal community of Valparaiso including lunch. This afternoon is yours to enjoy the hotel and the pool area of the hotel or at the beach. [B/L]

Feb 17, 2018: Vina Del Mar - Airport
Visit one of Chile's boutique wineries for lunch including wine tasting and a tour. Transfer to the airport for an overnight flight back to North America.    [B/L/IFM]

Feb. 18, 2018:  End of Tour
Arrive North America and home. [IFM]

Per Person, Double - From $13,975.00

Plus $962.80 Air/Gov’t taxes per person
Initial deposit:  $2,000.00 per person
Second Deposit of $2,000.00 per person is due before august 15, 2017
Final payment per person is due before November 15, 2017
Includes Economy Airfare From:
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver / Winnipeg / Toronto