January 28 - February 20, 2020
Tour Status - Guaranteed
You will want to join Lynn Holinski from Select Holidays on this agricultural, cultural and rural tour of Brazil, Chile and Argentina. In the farming areas of Ponto Grossa, Brazil where they grow an abundance of soy beans, corn, wheat and barley on the large cooperative farms plus other farming practices. Then it is on to visit Rio de Janeiro with its white sandy beaches, surrounding mountains, and home of the amazing Christ the Redeemer statue and Sugar Loaf Mountain. Take in the culture at this Brazilian city with its Portuguese heritage.
In Chile, 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 come upon the farm lands of Patagonia that has thousands of hectares of land dedicated to cattle farming, sheep farming and forestry. You will visit the largest inland grain handling system, where farmers have their grain hauled to for export. You will visit a farm cattle auction market called Liniers Cattle Market, where they auction and sell 10,000-13,000 farm cattle per day 5 times a week. Fly up to Iguacu falls, over thousands of hectares of farm land to enjoy the beauty of the world’s widest water falls. You will return home with the great memories of experiencing the farming in these countries as well the deep culture.
EARLY BOOKING BONUS:
FOR LOCAL GUIDES
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
All travelers require a passport that is valid for 6 months after your return to North America.
Brazil: Tourist Visa purchased in advance per person (~$120 CAD per person)
Argentina: Persons holding a Canadian Passport to not require a Reciprocity Fee.
Those who do not hold a Canadian Passport do require a Reciprocity Fee and this must be prepaid by Credit Card before departing Canada, online US$75 per person
Chile: All tourists are issued a tourist card—valid for a maximum period of up to 90 days—upon arrival.
You must retain this document and present it to immigration officers prior to departure from the country
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.
*Option to add the Peru portion to this tour. CLICK HERE for details.
Day 01: Jan 28, 2020: Depart North America
This is an overnight flight from North America into Rio de Janeiro. [IFM]
Day 02: Jan 29, 2020: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Upon arrival, clear Customs then transfer to a beachfront hotel for an early check-in for a 2-night stay. Balance of day is free to enjoy the hotel and Copacabana Beach that is right outside the front door of the hotel. [IFM/D]
Day 03: Jan 30, 2020: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The morning 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 loaf of sugar. A glass-paneled cable car offers 360-degree views of the surrounding city. This afternoon, a city tour of Rio will include the cathedral, Olympic sites and "Christ the Redeemer" statue, 98 feet tall at 2,300 feet above sea level and watching over the city of Rio. This is truly an amazing site. Dinner this evening at hotel. [B/D]
Day 04: Jan 31, 2020: Rio de Janeiro – Ponta Grossa, Brazil
Early morning departure from the hotel and transfer to the airport for a flight to Curitiba, Brazil. After arriving into Curitaba, drive to Ponta Grossa. Enroute visit a grain farm as well as a machine dealership. Transfer to hotel for an overnight stay. [B/L/D]
Day 05: Feb 01, 2020: Ponta Grossa - Curitiba, Brazil
Following breakfast at hotel, visit one of the local dairy farms in the area. Later, visit the Dutch Pioneer Park for tour and lunch. This afternoon visit another large grain farm operation before checking into hotel for a 2-night stay. Dinner will be on your own this evening. [B/L]
Day 06: Feb 02, 2020: Curitiba, Brazil
Today, visit a local and state run market, then proceed to Paranagua’s Port, the most important port in Brazil, especially for the shipment of soy beans and poultry. Visit the harbour via a boat cruise then return to Curitiba for the night.
Day 07: Feb 03, 2020: Curitaba-Foz do Iguacu, Brazil
Breakfast at hotel and a morning visit to the Botanical Gardens. Transfer to the airport for a flight to Foz do Iquacu, on the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls. Visit the “Pasco Das Aves” Bird Park then check into a resort hotel for a 4-night stay. [B/D]
Day 08 - Feb 04, 2020: Iguazu Falls, Brazil
Visit the Brazilian side of the falls followed by a boat ride under the falls. (Warning, you will get wet). Return to hotel with the balance of the day at leisure. You can go for dinner when you choose to eat. [B/L/D]
Day 09 - Feb 05, 2020: Iguazu Falls, Brazil
This day is spent at the “Coopavel Farm Show” one of the largest farm shows in South America. Return back to hotel and once more choose when you want to go for dinner. [B/D]
Day 10 - Feb 06, 2020: Iguazu Falls, Brazil
Following breakfast at hotel, travel into the countryside to view the Itaipu Dam, the second largest hydro electric dam in the world. Visit a local farm in the region before returning back to hotel. This afternoon take a helicopter ride over the falls for a birds-eye view of this magnificent natural wonder. This evening enjoy a dinner and Cultural show as a Farewell to Brazil. [B/D]
Day 11 - Feb 07, 2020: Iguazu Falls, Brazil - Rosario, Argentina
This morning cross the border between Brazil and Argentina. If time permits, view the “Falls” from the Argentina side before transferring to the airport for your flight to Rosario, Argentina and a 2-night stay. Rosario is a large grain port city on the Parana River. [B/D]
Day 12 - Feb 08, 2020: Rosario, Argentina
Following breakfast at hotel visit two local farms in the region with lunch at a local restaurant. Return to hotel for the night. [B/L/D]
Day 13 - Feb 09, 2020: Rosario - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Your drive today takes you south towards the city of Buenos Aires. As you drive through the country side, a stop will be made at an Angus Cattle farm. Upon arrival into Buenos Aires, check into hotel for a 2-night stay. [B/L]
Day 14 - Feb 10, 2020: Buenos Aires, Argentina
This morning enjoy a city tour including the colorful Boca area of the city. Following lunch, return to hotel for a leisurely afternoon. This evening you are entertained at a Tango Show and Dinner. [B/L/D]
NOTE: This will be a late evening.
Day 15 - Feb 11, 2020: Buenos Aires – Bariloche, Argentina
Following a leisurely breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight into Bariloche, Argentina. Bariloche, is in the heart of the Patagonia region that consists of over 100,000 hectares of land dedicated to cattle, sheep and forestry. [B/D]
Day 16 - Feb 12, 2020: 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]
Day 17 - Feb 13, 2020: Bariloche, Argentina - Puerto Varas, Chile
A FULL DAY EXCURSION!
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 Varas, Chile for a 3-night stay. [B/L/D]
Day 18- Feb 14, 2020: Puerto Varas, 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 for 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]
Day 19 - Feb 15, 2020: Puerto Varas, Chile
A morning visit to the seaport in Puerto Varas. 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]
Day 20 - Feb 16, 2020: Puerto Varas - Santiago - Valparaiso/Vina Del Mar, Chile
This morning fly from Puerto Varas to Santiago. Enjoy a winery tour, tasting and lunch en route to the Pacific coastal city of Valparaiso/Vina Del Mar for a two night stay. [B/L]
Day 21 - Feb 17, 2020: Valparaiso/Vina Del Mar, Chile
Morning tour of Valparaiso/Vina Del Mar including funicular and lunch. Afternoon at hotel to enjoy the beach and coastal setting. [B/L]
Day 22 - Feb 18, 2020: Valparaiso/Vina Del Mar - Santiago, Chile
Travel back to Santiago with city tour and lunch. Check into hotel and this evening enjoy a Chilean Culture Dinner and Show. [B/L D]
Day 23 - Feb 19, 2020: Santiago, Chile
Visit the country's largest fruit and vegetable wholesale markets this morning followed by a visit to the fish market. The afternoon is at leisure at the hotel. This evening enjoy a Farewell Luncheon at a local restaurant before transferring to an airport hotel with balance of time free until evening flights back to North America. [B/L]
Day 24 - Feb 20, 2020: Arrive North America
Arrive North America. [IFM
Per Person, Double - From $15,540.00 Including air
Plus $894.00 Air/Gov’t taxes per person
Single Occupancy: ADD $3,575.00 to above price
Initial deposit: $2,000.00 per person
Second Deposit of $2,000.00 per person is due before August 15, 2019
Final payment per person is due before November 01, 2019
Includes Economy Airfare From:
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver / Winnipeg / Toronto