13 Day Classic Brazil, Argentina & Chile

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AUD$6529*

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Windsor Leme Rio de Janeiro
Amerian Portal del Iguazu Iguazu
Panamericano Buenos Aires Buenos Aires
NH Ciudad de Santiago Santiago
NH Collection Plaza Santiago Santiago
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Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers, but does include flights Rio de Janeiro-Iguassu, Iguazu-Buenos Aires & Buenos Aires-Santiago.

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Triples at the NH Collection Plaza in Santiago will be accommodated in a twin and single room.


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Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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Escorted Package Includes

  • Flights Sydney-Rio de Janeiro, Santiago-Sydney
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • All intra-flights, Rio de Janeiro-Iguassu, Iguazu-Buenos Aires & Buenos Aires-Santiago
  • 12 nights First Class accommodations
    • 4 nights Rio de Janeiro
    • 2 nights Iguazu, Argentina
    • 3 nights Buenos Aires
    • 3 nights Santiago
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 16 meals: 12 breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Services of English-speaking local guides
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

Special Features

  • Ascend to the summit of Corcovado Mountain to see the spectacular views of Rio
  • Stand in awe at majestic and astonishing Iguassu Falls
  • Admire the elegant architecture in Buenos Aires, the "Paris of South America"
  • At Recoleta Cemetery, see the final resting place of Eva "Evita" Peron
  • Tango lesson with professional Argentine tango dancers
  • Tour Santiago, the energetic capital of Chile

♦ Flights from Sydney may arrive early on DAY 2

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Note: Gratuities for tour manager and coach driver are included.

Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. This is a Classic program. For more information, click here.

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Note: your itinerary will change depending upon the day of the week you depart. Click a day above to see what is included.

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Brazil
Depart for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; arrival and transfer to your hotel

DAY 2, Tuesday - Rio de Janeiro
Enjoy today at leisure to explore Rio de Janeiro on your own. Tonight, attend an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager on the exciting journey that awaits you in South America, followed by a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers at a typical Brazilian 'Churrascaria'
Overnight: Rio de Janeiro
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3, Wednesday - Rio de Janeiro, Tour of Corcovado Mountain
Begin the day with an ascent by a scenic cog railway to the summit of Corcovado Hill. Here, at 2,400 feet above the city stands the 125-foot tall statue of Christ the Redeemer. The Christ statue that embraces the entire city is designated as one of the seven "New Wonders of the World". See the thrilling 360-degree sweeping view of the city and understand why Rio is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Afterward, continue along Rio's famous beaches, including Copacabana and Ipanema before returning to your hotel
Overnight: Rio de Janeiro
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Thursday - Full Day in Rio de Janeiro
Today is at leisure to discover all of the delights of Rio on your own. Watch the volleyball and soccer matches on the beach, shop for local crafts, and linger at a waterfront café to just "people-watch". Perhaps, join the optional not-to-be-missed glass cable car ride that takes you to the top of iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain,* symbol of the city, where you'll see the stunning panorama of the beaches, Corcovado Mountain, downtown Rio, and Guanabara Bay. In the afternoon participate in the optional Carnival and Samba Experience. Visit one of the top Samba schools in the city and learn what made the Samba & Carnival icons of Brazilian national identity. On your last night in Rio at leisure, be sure to sample the cuisine at some of the fabulous restaurants and cafes ringing the beachfront 14
*Sugar Loaf Mountain and Urca Hill will be inaccessible from Apr 6 - 11, May 21 - 25, and Oct 3 - 4. Ascent by cable car to Urca Hill will be available for May 7 - 11 and Sep 19 - 20
Optional: Half Day Sugar Loaf Mountain (AM)
Optional: Half Day Carnival and Samba Experience (PM)
Overnight: Rio de Janeiro
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Friday - Fly to Iguassu, Brazilian Falls
Depart Rio this morning on a flight to Iguassu Falls. Upon arrival, walk along the winding pathways on the Brazilian side of the majestic and awe-inspiring Falls, one of the world's greatest natural wonders. Iguassu consists of over 275 separate cataracts across a span of two and one-half miles, wider than Victoria Falls and higher than Niagara Falls and more dramatic than both. Stand in awe at the unforgettable panoramic views before crossing the border to Iguazu, the Argentinean side of the Falls, for overnight. After a day filled with unforgettable memories, return to the hotel and enjoy a typical Argentine dinner
Overnight: Iguazu
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Saturday - Iguazu, the Argentinean Falls
Your adventure continues this morning on the Argentinean side of the Falls. A rail car takes you to the top of the Falls on the Upper Circuit,* and you will walk to the Lower Circuit where the power of nature surrounds you. Continue along the catwalks to Devil's Gorge - stand in amazement as you gaze at spectacular "Devil's Throat" the most magnificent of all of the cataracts. View, photograph and feel the spray of the thundering waters, one of nature's most impressive achievements and a unique experience for your senses. Spend the rest of the day exploring the natural treasures of Iguazu National Park, designated a World Heritage Site for its rare and endangered flora and fauna
*Please be advised that in order to access the falls, you are required to walk over uneven surfaces, followed by a series of narrow boardwalk paths. The paths feature many sets of stairs and can be slippery due to the mist
Overnight: Iguazu
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Sunday - Fly to Buenos Aires
This afternoon transfer to the airport for your flight to the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires. Its beauty is apparent with its elegant architecture, wide tree-shaded boulevards, striking monuments and sprawling parks. Spend the rest of the day at leisure to get acquainted with the “Paris of South America” and its distinct European flavor. As you will have your night at leisure feel free to treat yourself to an Argentine beef dinner at one of the city's many superb steak restaurants
Overnight: Buenos Aires
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Monday - Buenos Aires City Tour
Discover the city's highlights this morning on a tour that includes the Plaza de Mayo, Metropolitan Cathedral and Casa Rosada (government palace); see the balcony where Eva and Juan Peron made their speeches. Then, to the colorful La Boca neighborhood, a working-class barrio, and the old quarters of San Telmo and Caminito, a mix of colonial style homes, narrow lanes, artists' lofts, and very trendy cafes. Drive to the Recoleta Cemetery, final resting place of many of the wealthiest and most important Argentine historical figures. The grounds here cover more than four city blocks, filled with tombs adorned by works of local and international sculptors, and more than 6,400 mausoleums including the tomb of Eva "Evita" Peron, always heaped with flowers and letters from adoring fans. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring some of Buenos Aires neighborhoods and fabulous collection of shops before this evening's tango lesson with professional Argentine Tango dancers. Tonight is at leisure, or, participate in the optional Argentine Dinner and Tango Show
Optional: Buenos Aires Dinner & Tango Show (PM)
Overnight: Buenos Aires
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Tuesday - Full Day in Buenos Aires
Today is at leisure to revisit some of your favorite places in the city. Shop for leatherwear and designer clothes, or, join the optional fun-filled Gaucho Party at the Santa Susana Ranch. Get ready for a rustic experience at a typical Argentine ranch (estancia), dedicated to agriculture and the breeding of cattle and horses. After a tour of the grounds, enjoy a typical barbecue lunch, followed by a folklore show with live music and dancing. Return to the hotel with time to prepare for this evening's "Farewell to Argentina" Dinner with your group at a delightful restaurant
Optional: Full Day Gaucho Party
Overnight: Buenos Aires
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Wednesday - Fly to Santiago
This morning, depart Buenos Aires by flight to Santiago, the energetic capital of Chile. The remainder of the day is free for independent pursuits in this city that blends the old with the new
Overnight: Santiago
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Thursday - Santiago City Tour
This morning's city tour takes you through the colonial neighborhoods of the city that contrast with the modern financial center, known as Sanhattan. Pass by beautiful residences that are part of the Barrio Universitario (University Area). In the historical center visit the lively Plaza de Armas, with its fountains, sculpture and intriguing people-watching opportunities. The tour continues with a drive along the green Parque Forestal with its stunning Fine Arts Museum. Continue crossing the bohemian neighborhood of Bellavista and climbing up San Cristóbal Hill to a viewpoint, for a magnificent panoramic view of the city with its backdrop of the towering Andes Mountains. This afternoon, join the optional excursion to the Undurraga Winery in the Maipo Valley, one of Chile's most important wine producing areas. Taste some of Chile's world-famous wines during the tour before returning to Santiago
Optional: Half Day Undurraga Winery Tour & Tasting (PM)
Overnight: Santiago
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Friday - Full Day in Santiago
On your last day in Santiago, time for independent pursuits. Alternatively, participate in the optional tour to the Pacific Coast to visit the picturesque port of Valparaiso, and Viña del Mar known as the Garden City for its pretty parks and flower-lined streets. On the return to Santiago, stop at some of the most beautiful beaches in the area. Tonight, it's an evening to share wonderful memories of your journey in South America at a traditional Chilean dinner at a local restaurant and bid farewell to your new-found friends and to South America
Optional: Full Day Valparaiso & Vina Del Mar
Overnight: Santiago
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13, Saturday - Depart Chile
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Overnight: Santiago
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Brazil
Depart for Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; arrival and transfer to your hotel

DAY 2, Sunday - Rio de Janeiro
Enjoy today at leisure to explore Rio de Janeiro on your own. Tonight, attend an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager on the exciting journey that awaits you in South America, followed by a Welcome Dinner with your fellow travelers at a typical Brazilian 'Churrascaria'
Overnight: Rio de Janeiro
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3, Monday - Rio de Janeiro, Tour of Corcovado Mountain
Begin the day with an ascent by a scenic cog railway to the summit of Corcovado Hill. Here, at 2,400 feet above the city stands the 125-foot tall statue of Christ the Redeemer. The Christ statue that embraces the entire city is designated as one of the seven "New Wonders of the World". See the thrilling 360-degree sweeping view of the city and understand why Rio is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Afterward, continue along Rio's famous beaches, including Copacabana and Ipanema before returning to your hotel
Overnight: Rio de Janeiro
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Tuesday - Full Day in Rio de Janeiro
Today is at leisure to discover all of the delights of Rio on your own. Watch the volleyball and soccer matches on the beach, shop for local crafts, and linger at a waterfront café to just "people-watch". Perhaps, join the optional not-to-be-missed glass cable car ride that takes you to the top of iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain,* symbol of the city, where you'll see the stunning panorama of the beaches, Corcovado Mountain, downtown Rio, and Guanabara Bay. In the afternoon participate in the optional Carnival and Samba Experience. Visit one of the top Samba schools in the city and learn what made the Samba & Carnival icons of Brazilian national identity. On your last night in Rio at leisure, be sure to sample the cuisine at some of the fabulous restaurants and cafes ringing the beachfront 14
*Sugar Loaf Mountain and Urca Hill will be inaccessible from Apr 6 - 11, May 21 - 25, and Oct 3 - 4. Ascent by cable car to Urca Hill will be available for May 7 - 11 and Sep 19 - 20
Optional: Half Day Sugar Loaf Mountain (AM)
Optional: Half Day Carnival and Samba Experience (PM)
Overnight: Rio de Janeiro
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Wednesday - Fly to Iguassu, Brazilian Falls
Depart Rio this morning on a flight to Iguassu Falls. Upon arrival, walk along the winding pathways on the Brazilian side of the majestic and awe-inspiring Falls, one of the world's greatest natural wonders. Iguassu consists of over 275 separate cataracts across a span of two and one-half miles, wider than Victoria Falls and higher than Niagara Falls and more dramatic than both. Stand in awe at the unforgettable panoramic views before crossing the border to Iguazu, the Argentinean side of the Falls, for overnight. After a day filled with unforgettable memories, return to the hotel and enjoy a typical Argentine dinner
Overnight: Iguazu
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Thursday - Iguazu, the Argentinean Falls
Your adventure continues this morning on the Argentinean side of the Falls. A rail car takes you to the top of the Falls on the Upper Circuit,* and you will walk to the Lower Circuit where the power of nature surrounds you. Continue along the catwalks to Devil's Gorge - stand in amazement as you gaze at spectacular "Devil's Throat" the most magnificent of all of the cataracts. View, photograph and feel the spray of the thundering waters, one of nature's most impressive achievements and a unique experience for your senses. Spend the rest of the day exploring the natural treasures of Iguazu National Park, designated a World Heritage Site for its rare and endangered flora and fauna
*Please be advised that in order to access the falls, you are required to walk over uneven surfaces, followed by a series of narrow boardwalk paths. The paths feature many sets of stairs and can be slippery due to the mist
Overnight: Iguazu
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Friday - Fly to Buenos Aires
This afternoon transfer to the airport for your flight to the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires. Its beauty is apparent with its elegant architecture, wide tree-shaded boulevards, striking monuments and sprawling parks. Spend the rest of the day at leisure to get acquainted with the “Paris of South America” and its distinct European flavor. As you will have your night at leisure feel free to treat yourself to an Argentine beef dinner at one of the city's many superb steak restaurants
Overnight: Buenos Aires
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8, Saturday - Buenos Aires City Tour
Discover the city's highlights this morning on a tour that includes the Plaza de Mayo, Metropolitan Cathedral and Casa Rosada (government palace); see the balcony where Eva and Juan Peron made their speeches. Then, to the colorful La Boca neighborhood, a working-class barrio, and the old quarters of San Telmo and Caminito, a mix of colonial style homes, narrow lanes, artists' lofts, and very trendy cafes. Drive to the Recoleta Cemetery, final resting place of many of the wealthiest and most important Argentine historical figures. The grounds here cover more than four city blocks, filled with tombs adorned by works of local and international sculptors, and more than 6,400 mausoleums including the tomb of Eva "Evita" Peron, always heaped with flowers and letters from adoring fans. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring some of Buenos Aires neighborhoods and fabulous collection of shops before this evening's tango lesson with professional Argentine Tango dancers. Tonight is at leisure, or, participate in the optional Argentine Dinner and Tango Show
Optional: Buenos Aires Dinner & Tango Show (PM)
Overnight: Buenos Aires
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 9, Sunday - Full Day in Buenos Aires
Today is at leisure to revisit some of your favorite places in the city. Shop for leatherwear and designer clothes, or, join the optional fun-filled Gaucho Party at the Santa Susana Ranch. Get ready for a rustic experience at a typical Argentine ranch (estancia), dedicated to agriculture and the breeding of cattle and horses. After a tour of the grounds, enjoy a typical barbecue lunch, followed by a folklore show with live music and dancing. Return to the hotel with time to prepare for this evening's "Farewell to Argentina" Dinner with your group at a delightful restaurant
Optional: Full Day Gaucho Party
Overnight: Buenos Aires
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 10, Monday - Fly to Santiago
This morning, depart Buenos Aires by flight to Santiago, the energetic capital of Chile. The remainder of the day is free for independent pursuits in this city that blends the old with the new
Overnight: Santiago
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Tuesday - Santiago City Tour
This morning's city tour takes you through the colonial neighborhoods of the city that contrast with the modern financial center, known as Sanhattan. Pass by beautiful residences that are part of the Barrio Universitario (University Area). In the historical center visit the lively Plaza de Armas, with its fountains, sculpture and intriguing people-watching opportunities. The tour continues with a drive along the green Parque Forestal with its stunning Fine Arts Museum. Continue crossing the bohemian neighborhood of Bellavista and climbing up San Cristóbal Hill to a viewpoint, for a magnificent panoramic view of the city with its backdrop of the towering Andes Mountains. This afternoon, join the optional excursion to the Undurraga Winery in the Maipo Valley, one of Chile's most important wine producing areas. Taste some of Chile's world-famous wines during the tour before returning to Santiago
Optional: Half Day Undurraga Winery Tour & Tasting (PM)
Overnight: Santiago
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Wednesday - Full Day in Santiago
On your last day in Santiago, time for independent pursuits. Alternatively, participate in the optional tour to the Pacific Coast to visit the picturesque port of Valparaiso, and Viña del Mar known as the Garden City for its pretty parks and flower-lined streets. On the return to Santiago, stop at some of the most beautiful beaches in the area. Tonight, it's an evening to share wonderful memories of your journey in South America at a traditional Chilean dinner at a local restaurant and bid farewell to your new-found friends and to South America
Optional: Full Day Valparaiso & Vina Del Mar
Overnight: Santiago
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13, Thursday - Depart Chile
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Overnight: Santiago
Meals: Breakfast

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Half Day Carnival & Samba Experience

This afternoon, depart your hotel for Downtown Rio de Janeiro. Arrive at Academicos da Grande Rio, one of the top samba schools in the city. Here, enjoy a guided tour of the warehouse, where you see grandiose parade floats* and flamboyant costumes There will be an opportunity to try on authentic Carnival costumes. Toast your Carnival experience with a caipirinha Brazil’s national cocktail, while you learn about the history of the Samba dance and the Carnival parades from an expert guide. Then, try to copy the basic Samba steps from a professional dancer while you encounter diverse Afro-Brazilian rhythms like Ijexa, Coco, Iongo, and Samba de roda. Return to your hotel.
*Floats and carriages for Carnival are being constructed between September and December and therefore will not be fully completed and decorated during that time.

Pick-up and drop-off at hotel. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #4 01 Jan 2019 - 15 Jan 2020 AUD$94.00
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Half Day Sugar Loaf Mountain

Depart from your hotel for a brief driving tour of Rio de Janeiro on your way to Sugar Loaf Mountain. While passing through the downtown, admire the myriad of city landmarks such as the Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, the Municipal Theatre, and the Sambadrome. Upon arriving at Praia Vermelha, begin the first leg of your journey up Sugar Loaf Mountain. Hop in a cable car and ascend from street level to the top of Urca Hill. Over the course of that 3 minute ride, a superb panorama unfolds right before your eyes. At Urca, enter a second cable car for the ride to the summit. After a 6 minute ride, you will be welcomed to the top by an unsurpassed view. From this location, the entire area is within your grasp, including Rio, the bridge, the bay, the age-old majestic mountain range, and Niteroi, a city on the other side of the bay.

Pick-up and drop-off at hotel. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #4 01 Jan 2019 - 15 Jan 2020 AUD$69.00
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Buenos Aires Dinner & Tango Show

Tonight enjoy an excellent dinner and tango show in downtown Buenos Aires. This has become a favorite of local residents as well as visitors and is the ideal setting for a delicious dinner and an alluring tango show. The Tango displays complete cultural expression, a plot of myths, values and traditions.

Pick-up and drop-off at hotel. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

Day #8 01 Jan 2018 - 15 Jan 2021 AUD$118.00
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Full Day Traditional Gaucho Party

Depart from the hotel towards Cardales to visit a traditional Estancia. An Estancia is the equivalent to a large rural estate similar to a ranch in the United States. Most have a main house and some straw-roofed constructions in which the dining-room and a traditional general store are located. The general store commonly called the 'pulperia' was a social gathering point for gauchos at sunset. Later, you can taste a typical Argentine barbecue (grilled beef, chicken, pork sausages, salads, dessert and coffee) in the dining-room.

As lunch is finished you will enjoy a folklore show with live music, dancing and a tango demonstration, followed by 'cuadreras' and ring races where gauchos show their skills as riders. For those willing to participate in the traditional activities there are horses and 'sulkies' to go around the ranch.

Pick-up and drop-off at hotel. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.

Day #9 01 Jan 2019 - 15 Jan 2020 AUD$178.00
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Half Day Undurraga Winery Tour & Tasting

Depart from the hotel towards the Maipo Valley, one of Chile’s most important wine producing areas. Don Francisco Undurraga was one of the pioneers of wine making in Chile, and created the Viña Undurraga in 1885 with plants brought back from France and Germany. Today, with more than 125 years of tradition, Undurraga is present in more than 70 countries. Undurraga produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Gewürstraminer, Carménère, and Chardonnay. There is a tasting of different wines during the tour and the cost includes a souvenir glass. Afterwards, return to the hotel.

Pick-up and drop-off at hotel; Tour duration is approximately 4 hours.

Day #11 31 Mar 2018 - 31 Dec 2019 AUD$96.00
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Full Day Valparaiso & Vina Del Mar

Travel towards the Pacific Coast, through the valley of Curacavi & Casablanca, known for its vineyards. On arrival to the coast, visit the picturesque port of Valparaiso, founded in the XVI century on a total of 43 hills that are reached by narrow, windy streets, staircases and a series of lifts (funiculars) which now constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of the eclectic architecture and urban development. Then the tour continues to Plaza Sotomayor and the pier. Later on, visit Viña del Mar known as the Garden City for its pretty parks and flower-lined streets. There will be time to enjoy lunch independently at a local restaurant. Before returning to Santiago, visit the most important beaches of the area.

Pick-up and drop-off at hotel. Tour duration is approximately 8 hours.

Day #12 01 Jan 2018 - 15 Jan 2020 AUD$133.00
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Half Day Carnival & Samba Experience

This afternoon, depart your hotel for Downtown Rio de Janeiro. Arrive at Academicos da Grande Rio, one of the top samba schools in the city. Here, enjoy a guided tour of the warehouse, where you see grandiose parade floats* and flamboyant costumes There will be an opportunity to try on authentic Carnival costumes. Toast your Carnival experience with a caipirinha Brazil’s national cocktail, while you learn about the history of the Samba dance and the Carnival parades from an expert guide. Then, try to copy the basic Samba steps from a professional dancer while you encounter diverse Afro-Brazilian rhythms like Ijexa, Coco, Iongo, and Samba de roda. Return to your hotel.
*Floats and carriages for Carnival are being constructed between September and December and therefore will not be fully completed and decorated during that time.

Pick-up and drop-off at hotel. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #4 01 Jan 2019 - 15 Jan 2020 AUD$94.00
Half Day Carnival & Samba Experience Thumbnail
Half Day Sugar Loaf Mountain

Depart from your hotel for a brief driving tour of Rio de Janeiro on your way to Sugar Loaf Mountain. While passing through the downtown, admire the myriad of city landmarks such as the Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint Sebastian, the Municipal Theatre, and the Sambadrome. Upon arriving at Praia Vermelha, begin the first leg of your journey up Sugar Loaf Mountain. Hop in a cable car and ascend from street level to the top of Urca Hill. Over the course of that 3 minute ride, a superb panorama unfolds right before your eyes. At Urca, enter a second cable car for the ride to the summit. After a 6 minute ride, you will be welcomed to the top by an unsurpassed view. From this location, the entire area is within your grasp, including Rio, the bridge, the bay, the age-old majestic mountain range, and Niteroi, a city on the other side of the bay.

Pick-up and drop-off at hotel. Approximate tour duration is 4 hours.

Day #4 01 Jan 2019 - 15 Jan 2020 AUD$69.00
Half Day Sugar Loaf Mountain Thumbnail
Buenos Aires Dinner & Tango Show

Tonight enjoy an excellent dinner and tango show in downtown Buenos Aires. This has become a favorite of local residents as well as visitors and is the ideal setting for a delicious dinner and an alluring tango show. The Tango displays complete cultural expression, a plot of myths, values and traditions.

Pick-up and drop-off at hotel. Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

Day #8 01 Jan 2018 - 15 Jan 2021 AUD$118.00
Buenos Aires Dinner & Tango Show Thumbnail
Full Day Traditional Gaucho Party

Depart from the hotel towards Cardales to visit a traditional Estancia. An Estancia is the equivalent to a large rural estate similar to a ranch in the United States. Most have a main house and some straw-roofed constructions in which the dining-room and a traditional general store are located. The general store commonly called the 'pulperia' was a social gathering point for gauchos at sunset. Later, you can taste a typical Argentine barbecue (grilled beef, chicken, pork sausages, salads, dessert and coffee) in the dining-room.

As lunch is finished you will enjoy a folklore show with live music, dancing and a tango demonstration, followed by 'cuadreras' and ring races where gauchos show their skills as riders. For those willing to participate in the traditional activities there are horses and 'sulkies' to go around the ranch.

Pick-up and drop-off at hotel. Approximate tour duration is 8 hours.

Day #9 01 Jan 2019 - 15 Jan 2020 AUD$178.00
Full Day Traditional Gaucho Party Thumbnail
Half Day Undurraga Winery Tour & Tasting

Depart from the hotel towards the Maipo Valley, one of Chile’s most important wine producing areas. Don Francisco Undurraga was one of the pioneers of wine making in Chile, and created the Viña Undurraga in 1885 with plants brought back from France and Germany. Today, with more than 125 years of tradition, Undurraga is present in more than 70 countries. Undurraga produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Gewürstraminer, Carménère, and Chardonnay. There is a tasting of different wines during the tour and the cost includes a souvenir glass. Afterwards, return to the hotel.

Pick-up and drop-off at hotel; Tour duration is approximately 4 hours.

Day #11 31 Mar 2018 - 31 Dec 2019 AUD$96.00
Half Day Undurraga Winery Tour & Tasting Thumbnail
Full Day Valparaiso & Vina Del Mar

Travel towards the Pacific Coast, through the valley of Curacavi & Casablanca, known for its vineyards. On arrival to the coast, visit the picturesque port of Valparaiso, founded in the XVI century on a total of 43 hills that are reached by narrow, windy streets, staircases and a series of lifts (funiculars) which now constitute a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of the eclectic architecture and urban development. Then the tour continues to Plaza Sotomayor and the pier. Later on, visit Viña del Mar known as the Garden City for its pretty parks and flower-lined streets. There will be time to enjoy lunch independently at a local restaurant. Before returning to Santiago, visit the most important beaches of the area.

Pick-up and drop-off at hotel. Tour duration is approximately 8 hours.

Day #12 01 Jan 2018 - 15 Jan 2020 AUD$133.00
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18 Day Classic Brazil, Argentina & Peru, September 2018
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Our trip was absolutely brilliant. The itinerary was great and all flowed so smoothly. Our guides were outstanding, especially Noellia in Rio and Iguaco and Buenos Aires. She is an absolute gem, went over and above for her clients and was so friendly and helpful. I am recommending Gate 1 to all my friends! It was the trip of a lifetime for us.

Kathryn B. New South Wales, Australia
10 Day Classic Brazil & Argentina, May 2019
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Our trip was fabulous. Not only beautiful scenery especially Iguzu but the food, people and culture was awesome. Our guide, Sylvia, was the best ever. She was quick, organized, thoughtful, knowledgeable and all the time with a smile and patience with everyone.

Eleanor D. Charleston, SC
17 Day Classic Brazil, Argentina & Chile with Easter Island, April 2019
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My trip was wonderful! Gate 1 is the best! Our guide, Fede, did so many extra things to make us feel special. You have my loyalty because you deliver quality and service!

Patricia G. Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
17 Day Chile, Argentina & Brazil with Patagonia's Glaciers, April 2019
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The trip was WONDERFUL!! Another Gate 1 success!!! I highly recommend this trip. Our tour manager, Lucas, was the absolute BEST!! I have never had a bad tour manager at Gate 1 but Lucas went well above and beyond in being attentive to us and seeking the best experiences for us. He is one of my top 2 all time favorites with Gate 1 tours.

Karen G. White House, TN
15 Day Kaleidoscope of South America, March 2019
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The SA trip was busy but great. We are amazed at how much we saw in two weeks. The Delta Comfort Plus seats were worth every penny. I knew about the famous SA cities but the spectacular natural sights of Chile and Argentina Andes / lake districts and the Iguazu falls were a huge surprise. We had amazingly good weather in these normally rainy areas. Our guides were first rate particularly Jorge, our tour director. Jorge took care of everyone individually ... We have done mostly DIY touring in the past but we could not have planned and maneuvered such a complex and complete tour on our own without a lot of uncertainty, discomfort, and risk. So far we are big Gate 1 fans.

Carl B. Catonsville, MD
12 Day Classic Argentina & Chile with Easter Island, February 2019
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We had a great trip, and Rapa Nui (Easter Island) was the highlight. Silvia was our tour manager, and she did a super job; not only organizing and arranging our activities, but also because she was very knowledgeable about restaurants and available services wherever we were. And Gino, our guide on Rapa Nui, was so good at painting a picture of the way things were that we could almost see the Moai being moved to their places on the island. And, thanks to Silvia, we were able to see the sunrise through the Moai on our final day.

Jeannine M. Goodyear, AZ
15 Day Kaleidoscope of South America, January 2019
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The tour was great! We had an amazing time in Chile, Argentina, and Brazil. It was more than I could have ever dreamed of. Our tour guide Alex was excellent, and the group of people traveling with us were the loveliest people ever. The meals were the best, plenty of great wine. WE HAD A GREAT TIME! GATE 1 GETS AN AA +

Sara G. San Antonio, TX
17 Day Chile, Argentina & Brazil with Patagonia's Glaciers, December 2018
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We had a GREAT trip. The weather cooperated, we saw spectacular scenery ... Our group was very compatible and our tour guide, SILVIA was THE BEST!!!!! This will go down as one of our favorite Gate 1 adventures!

Stephanie S. Port Angeles, WA
17 Day Classic Brazil, Argentina & Chile with Easter Island, December 2018
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The trip was fantastic with Easter Island being spectacular. Veni, our guide was also phenomenal. Wow!

Cynthia H. Estes Park, CO
17 Day Chile, Argentina & Brazil with Patagonia's Glaciers, December 2018
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I had an amazing trip; the Glaciers of Patagonia were majestic, the waterfalls of Iguazú were spectacular, and the beaches of Rio were seductive. I left a piece of my heart in Buenos Aires.

Heather B. Antioch, CA
10 Day Classic Brazil & Argentina, November 2018
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It was excellent. All of the services promised by Gate 1 were carried out efficiently and as scheduled. Our tour guide, Rosana, was superb. Friendly and cheerful. Very informative. Helpful to everyone. Extremely well organized. All three places on the itinerary were fascinating. The included meals were very good. The included excursions were enjoyable. Even the weather was ideal.

Richard L. Jamul, CA
13 Day Classic Brazil, Argentina & Chile, October 2018
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... Our tour guide Miss Silvana was very energetic and kind and she was on top of everything. She is an amazing loving lady that we were fortunate to have her as our tour guide for the entire trip. Everyone in our group loved her and very much satisfied with her managing the entire tour.

Suren M. Manchester, MO
13 Day Classic Brazil, Argentina & Chile, October 2018
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Our trip was wonderful. This is our 7th trip with Gate 1 and I have to say that our tour guide Silvana was exceptional. Not only attentive to the group as a whole but she also took very good care of each and every person individually. Her professionalism, patience, kindness and pleasant personality is to be recognized and commended. Our group in particular meshed very well from the beginning and despite the differences in nationalities and culturally we quickly bonded. Making it for a really amazing experience. The highlight of our trip was Iguazu Falls for both my husband and myself. Truly special!

Diana R. Orlando, FL
9 Day Classic Argentina & Chile with Mendoza Wine Country, October 2018
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This was our 5th trip with Gate 1 Travel. It was one of the best ever. Alex is one of your best tour director's ... He went above and beyond in customer satisfaction ... He took us on the guided tour, and pointed out all the dinning options. KUDOS!! To Alex for his attention to all of us in his tour.

Bernard P. Attleboro, MA
10 Day Classic Brazil & Argentina, October 2018
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We had a wonderful trip! The airline trip was really long but all the connections were ready and left on time. Ale was a terrific tour guide and kept us right on schedule! The sights of each place were great and lived up to more than our expectations! It was not too rushed to get from place to place and there was plenty of time to enjoy each experience. The hotels chosen by Gate 1 Travel were perfect. The rooms were clean and well appointed. Breakfast was great every day. We can’t say enough good things about the bus drivers we had every step of the way, always professional and friendly at all times. Bravo for our wonderful tour!

Sheila R. SHAWNEE ON DE, PA
13 Day Classic Brazil, Argentina & Chile, October 2018
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It was a great trip. Iguazu Water Falls is stunning, way beyond my expectations. The tour manager Flavio is very professional, warm hearted and helpful.

Qiye C. Los Angeles, CA
10 Day Classic Brazil & Argentina, October 2018
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Outstanding! I will definitely travel with Gate 1 again and of course recommend Gate 1. Everyone was wonderful! Our guides were great; knowledgeable, professional and friendly. We would love to especially commend your company for Marco who was our manager guide ... But he was above OUTSTANDING! He made sure everyone was fine, together and on time. He went out of his way to make everyone feel safe and comfortable from our arrival to the minute of departure. He is truly an asset to this company. My daughter did not like to travel with any company, instead she made her own arrangements, however, after this trip she has changed her mind and commends you for such an organized trip. We loved it and you will see us back! Thank you so much for such a beautiful experience. By the end of the trip our manager had us all feeling in a family atmosphere. Thank you Gate 1 Travel!

Cristina H. Chino Hills, CA
9 Day Classic Argentina & Chile with Mendoza Wine Country, October 2018
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It was marvelous. Our tour manager, Noelia, was extraordinary: sunny personality, had everything organized, attended to all details, was so kind and helpful in every way, extremely knowledgeable and a terrific communicator. The trip covered main sights, and had a good balance. I can’t imagine anyone doing it better. The tour members were lots of fun, a diverse group, and everyone was very pleasant and fun. I’m hoping to have my third Gate 1 experience soon.

Sylvia D. Laguna Woods, CA
10 Day Classic Brazil & Argentina, September 2018
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We just returned from our 10-Day Classic Brazil and Argentina Trip, and it was absolutely superb. The hotels we stayed at were all very conveniently and centrally located, and the food provided by Gate 1 Travel was excellent. Special thanks to our guide, Lucas Davicino, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, who was very professional and an all around exceptional tour guide. We're already planning our third trip with Gate 1 Travel for next year!

Wung K. Olney, MD
10 Day Classic Brazil & Argentina, July 2018
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This was our first Gate1 trip and it was truly wonderful. Everything was very well organized and detailed. Our tour manager, Silvana, was really great. She took such great care of the entire group, making sure everything went according to plan. The local tour guides Pablo and Marcela were both great as well. We loved all the sights we visited and the optional tours that were offered. We'll definitely travel with Gate1 again in the near future!

Marina B. Staten Island, NY
10 Day Classic Brazil & Argentina, May 2018
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We had an absolutely wonderful trip! Our tour manager, Alejandro, was so wonderful ... We saw so many incredible sights on our tour, including two of the Seven Wonders of the World. It was another great Gate 1 Trip. Many of the other passengers were on their first Gate 1 Trip and they all said they would travel again with Gate 1.

Shabnam Z. Bothell, WA
10 Day Classic Brazil & Argentina, May 2018
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As always, Gate 1 did a fantastic job - even the weather was perfect! We had a marvellous tuime, beautiful hotels in lovely places, excellent tour director and local guides. Everything went like clockwork and we plan to use Gate 1 again in the future and recommend them to our friends.

Bill L. Clearwater, FL
18 Day Classic Brazil, Argentina & Peru, April 2018
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We had a wonderful trip. Our travel guides were all extremely helpful and made the trip very easy to negotiate. The places we stayed and the opportunities provided on the tour were wonderful. Great experience—we’ll definitely use Gate 1 again!

Jean B. Statesboro, GA
10 Day Classic Brazil & Argentina, April 2018
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It was great time! Out tour manager Pablo is an excellent person with deep knowledge. He took care of our group 24/7. Pablo brought us very interesting information regarding Brasil and Argentina. Our satisfaction is in result of his efforts. Thank you GATE1.

Yan U. Roswell, GA
17 Day Chile, Argentina & Brazil with Patagonia's Glaciers, April 2018
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Awesome as usual. The tour manager, Alejandro (Alex) was fantastic. The first local guide, Francisco, was the best local guide we have had on any Gate 1 trip.

Louis R. Grand Rapids, MI
18 Day Classic Brazil, Argentina & Peru, March 2018
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The trip was exhausting, intense but so magnificent! The guides were fabulous, knowledgeable and looked after us constantly. The highlight for us was Iguasu but Machu Picchu and the Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca were unforgettable. Accommodation was superb and the flights,coach and train trips were seamless,thanks to the organisational expertise. We had a lovely, friendly group...All in all, 10/10.

Jules M. Epping, NSW, AU
13 Day Chile & Argentina with Patagonia's Glaciers, February 2018
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Had awesome time. Sole was a great guide, very organized. Patti in Chile was our best local guide we have ever had on our many travels. Frank and Margee van Vlymen

Margaret V. Blanchard, ID
15 Day Kaleidoscope of South America, February 2018
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Our trip was terrific, we enjoyed it tremendously and already recommended your agency to our family members and friends. I would like to mention the outstanding performance of our guide on the trip - Albano Garibaldi. This gentleman was a fantastic leader to our group, knowledgeable, likable, efficient, helpful, and funny. He is a great asset to your organization. Hopefully, we'll meet him again on a future trip.

Eitan H. Palm Desert, CA
15 Day Kaleidoscope of South America, January 2018
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Just beautiful. Again this was our 6th gate 1. And it was again beyond our expectations. Our tour manager Alejandro was excellent and very helpful.

Dale A. Las Vegas, NV
5 Day Highlights of Colombia , October 2017
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My trip was great! I really enjoyed my time in Colombia. It's a country that I would recommend anyone to visit. The tour guide person was very professional, informative, and sweet.

Shelly L. Philadelphia, PA
5 Day Highlights of Colombia , August 2017
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We are very pleased. It was an expectacular trip and the memories wil be with us for a long time. We will like to commend your Colombian Tour guide Diego. He was instrumental on the well-being of everyone on our tour. The only thing we can complain about, it the fact that time flew by so fast. We are looking forward to traveling again with you in the future.

Alexsandro B. Miami, FL
5 Day Highlights of Colombia, August 2017
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The trip was amazing!! Our guide Juan was EXCELLENT in every sense of the word! The other guides Pati and Vicki were amazing too! I will be using Gate 1 Travel for my future travels.

Salome G. Marietta, GA
5 Day Highlights of Colombia, July 2017
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Fantastic. Excellent. Guide staff very professional and entertaining. Well versed in the country, history and culture. Will go back again!

Margarita C. Cutler Bay, FL
5 Day Highlights of Colombia, June 2017
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The trip was great. We had an excellent guide Juan who took a very good care of everything. I would highly recommend this trip to Colombia to all my friends.

Galina O. Fair Lawn, NJ
5 Day Highlights of Colombia, June 2017
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Fantastic. We had a terrific time. The guides were very attentive and made our trip. Leon is the best!

Paulette A. Woodstock, GA
5 Day Highlights of Colombia, March 2017
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Thanks for putting such a great package together. Hoping to book the Morocco tour next.

Jennifer C. La Jolla, CA
5 Day Highlights of Colombia, February 2017
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The trip was better than what I was expecting. I thought much of the tour was on our own, but turns out, it was escorted most of the time. I got to see the highlights of Colombia and I am impressed of what I saw. I would recommend this trip to anyone looking for an experience in South America.

Rodger W. Narrows, VA
5 Day Highlights of Colombia, January 2017
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It was amazing.. I truly enjoy it... Love Gate 1 Travel. It was a small group, so we were like family. Tour manager was awesome. Thank you.

Maria R. Miami, FL
5 Day Highlights of Colombia , January 2017
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Best trip ever. Superb guide. Great fun. Nonstop entertainment.Would love to return to Columbia. Beautiful beaches, great hotel in Cartegena. A zoo on site. Just fabulous.

Dorothy D. Saint Louis, MO
5 Day Highlights of Colombia , November 2016
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Our trip was wonderful, we had a great time and our tour guide was amazing!! We loved our hotel in Cartagena, good job. We will be traveling with you guys again. Thanks for making our travel an amazing time.

Yrmaris V. Port of Spain, Trinidad
5 Day Highlights of Colombia, October 2016
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The 5 Day Classic Colombia Trip was fantastic! It was everything expected and more! The two tour guides Vicky and Juan were exceptional. I was particularly impressed with Vicky. Many thanks for a great trip and May of 2017, (Ecuador), will be my 3rd Gate 1 trip!

Kevin J. Covington, LA
10 Day Classic Brazil & Argentina , October 2016
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Exceeded expectations!!! Great tour, knowledgeable guides, and fun group of wonderful people.. Please send special thanks to our main tour guide Maria for all the hard work, her long days, and attention to detail of all the information and logistics.. I'm sure we'll be booking another Gate 1 tour in the future..

Gregory D. Fernandina, FL
13 Day Classic Brazil, Argentina & Chile , September 2016
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We had a wonderful time in South America. We were lucky to be blessed with good weather for the entire duration of the tour.We had amazing experiences and our our Tour Manager Alex was very good.

Thummakkundu V. Poughkeepsie, NY
11 Day Classic Colombia, September 2016
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The trip was great. I learned so much about Colombia. The Gate 1 itinerary provided us with an excellent overview of the country. The Colombian people were warm and friendly. Our guide, Andreas was so helpful and informative. He did a great job with the group. All the local guides and drivers were also very good. This was the best group tour I have ever been on.

Mary C. El Centro, CA
10 Day Classic Brazil & Argentina, September 2016
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The trip was so good! This was my first time traveling with Gate 1 and I was so impressed. Everything was well organized. Berenice the tour guide was excellent. She was very friendly, professional, hard worker and make the journey so pleasant. I definitely will travel with Gate 1 again. Thank You!

Nilda T. West Palm Bch, FL
5 Day Highlights of Colombia , September 2016
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Once again Gate1 provided a memorable experience. Our tour guide, Leon, the hotels, NH and Caribe, the city guides, Juan and Sam and all the Colombians we met were wonderful. They went out of their way to make our stay a treasured memory. Yo amo Colombia y Gate1!!!!

Denise F. Charlestown, RI
5 Day Highlights of Colombia , August 2016
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My trip was amazing!! I really enjoyed everything we did in Colombia. Our tour guide, Victoria, was so much fun and made such a difference in our experience. I highly recommend her for future trips to Colombia. I think it's my 4th trip with Gate 1. I've never been disappointed. I'm looking forward to Dubai next month.

Sylvia C. San Antonio, TX
11 Day Classic Colombia (Miami Special), July 2016
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My trip to Colombia was a wonderful experience it was a very good itinerary beside the guide was a knowledgeable young man with social skills who was concern about each one and everyday he asked about our experience he really was interested in let us be part. Million thanks to John and the group who were helpful and sensitive and thanks to Gate 1 for choosing this breathtaking and interesting places to visit.

Telma R. Odessa, FL
10 Day Classic Brazil & Argentina, July 2016
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It was fantastic! Loved the sites, the food, the hotels. Alex, our tour manager, was phenomenal, friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, and took care of all the little things perfectly. As always, Gate 1 Travel was excellent!

Ernesto F. Miami, FL
11 Day Classic Colombia (Miami Special), July 2016
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Trip to Colombia was fabulous due to the itinerary and our very knowledgeable guide Edgar. Always willing to assist with a special need or question. On specific days, Sam, Omar and Karen also joined us to add a special touch. This was the 5 trip I have take with Gate 1 and i would not hesitate to go again.

June B. Branford, CT

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