103Latin America - Chile, ArgentinaFor trip notes, availability and more, enter the trip code at imaginative-traveller.comIt seems that formany travellers toArgentina, theirabiding memory is ofthe great big juicysteaks that melt inyour mouth. Chile alsodelights on thegastronomic front andis particularly popularwith wine lovers. As alover of food and wineit therefore followsthat this is one of myfavourite tours inSouth America; notonly does it tick everygluttony box, but alsooffers so very muchmore. Colonial towns,black-sand beaches,smouldering volcanos,crystal clear lakes,pristine forest, quirkytavernas... oh, andsteak!Liddy says...''''. Enjoy Chile's Lake District with the optionto climb thesnow-capped Villarrica volcano. Discover cosmopolitan Santiago with its famous wineries. Visit the traditional communities and local penguin colonies of theChiloe archipelago. Experience the natural delights of Argentina's adventure capital, Bariloche. Immerse yourself in cosmopolitan Buenos AiresTour highlightsChile &Argentina Discovery13 days, ex SantiagoNEWCode IGGREITINERARY... Days 1-2 SantiagoWalk through Plaza de Armas,Santiago's historic centre and browse the colourful Central Market.Visit the Palacio de la Moneda, originally a colonial mint, which isnow the seat of the President of the Republic of Chile.Days 3-4 PuconLocated at the foot of smouldering VillarricaVolcano, why not get the best view of Pucon by hiking to theimpressive crater. Otherwise, explore the black sand beaches,conquer whitewater rapids or hike pristine forest trails.Days 5-7 AncudFor a taste of nature, join an optional kayakingtrip or penguin-spotting excursion. Be sure to try the super-freshseafood available at Ancud's lively restaurants, cafés and markets.Days 8-10 BarilocheTraverse the Andes mountain range and dropinto the country's picturesque Lake District. Enjoy the fine dining,artisan chocolate shops and quaint chalet-style architecture ofBariloche. Skiing is the favoured pastime of holiday makers in thewinter months, with water sports taking over in the summer. Thereare also many hiking trails near Bariloche, which can be enjoyedyear round. Days 11-13 Buenos AiresBetween its Latin passion,European elegance and superb cuisine, Buenos Aires is a joy toexplore. Nibble on alfajores, wander San Telmo's cobblestonestreets, talk football with Portenos in a café or get a history lesson atthe quirky Museo Evita. The hippest spot in town is Palermo's PlazaSerrano so head out in the evenings to tango with the locals. Thereis so much going on here, it's simply a matter of trying to fit it all in! ACCOMMODATIONHotel (10 nts), overnight bus (2 nts) MEALS3 BreakfastsTRANSPORTBusGROUPSIZEMaximum 16StartFinish201218 Jan-30 Jan25 Jan-06 Feb08 Feb-20 Feb15 Feb-27 Feb29 Feb-12 Mar14 Mar-26 Mar28 Mar-09 Apr04 Apr-16 Apr18 Apr-30 Apr02 May-14 May16 May-28 May06 Jun-18 Jun20 Jun-02 Jul04 Jul-16 Jul18 Jul-30 Jul01 Aug-13 Aug15 Aug-27 Aug05 Sep-17 Sep19 Sep-01 Oct03 Oct-15 Oct17 Oct-29 Oct31 Oct-12 Nov14 Nov-26 Nov05 Dec-17 Dec19 Dec-31 Dec201302 Jan-14 Jan09 Jan-21 Jan30 Jan-11 Feb13 Feb-25 Feb27 Feb-11 Mar20 Mar-01 Apr03 Apr-15 Apr17 Apr-29 Apr01 May-13 May15 May-27 May29 May-10 Jun19 Jun-01 JulTour price from£795ppSee website for details£785ppFlight ex London fromBasicTravellerIguazu ExtensionExperience one of the most amazing naturalsights of the world from both Brazil andArgentina on this three day trip. Pre- orpost tour.Don't forget we can also offer flights,travel insurance, extra accommodationand airport transfers!
RioCarnival7 days, ex Rio de JaneiroNEWCode RIS104Latin America - BrazilBook now at imaginative-traveller.com or call 01728 885561Brazil is LatinAmerica's biggestcountry. Carnival is theworld's biggest party.There is nothing onearth like it; the sheerexuberance,excitement, colour,noise and spectacle aremind-blowing and willleave you reeling.Bring your glad ragsand prepare toparty!Liddy says...''''. Experience the pulsating energy of theworld's samba capital. Witness the kaleidoscopic colours of the Sambadrome. Soak up spectacular views from Corcovado and Sugarloaf MountainsTour highlightsITINERARY... Day 1 FridayFeel the air bristle with electricity andexcitement as the city gets ready for the world's biggest party!Day 2 SaturdayGreet the Rio sunshine and maybe join the localson Ipanema beach, or take a favela tour, which visits the fascinatingMorrinho project. In the afternoon, watch a spirited game offootball, drink coffee in a local café, or rest up in preparation for thewild nights ahead. Day 3 SundayGet a bird's-eye view of the cityfrom the top of stunning Sugarloaf Mountain. Then get ready forthe first big night of action at the Sambadrome; there is nothing likethe atmosphere here - be prepared for an awesome night!Day 4 MondayThe day is free for you to recover. A chance to hitthe beach, explore the city, find a street party or simply have a lie in!In the evening you have the chance to revisit the Sambadrome for asecond big night or perhaps even take part in the parade itself bybuying a costume and dancing your way down the Sambadromerunway, a once in a lifetime experience. Day 5 TuesdaySpend themorning relaxing - or recovering - before visiting the iconic Christthe Redeemer statue. Still got some party left? A wild Carnival Ballmay be just the thing - glitter is mandatory! Day 6 WednesdayThere's the option to take a colonial tour this afternoon toexperience Rio's heritage and old town with a local guide. As thesun goes down, see the magic of Rio from the water on a cruisearound Guanabara Bay. Day 7 ThursdaySay goodbye to Rio andthe Carnival. Or if the vibe has truly infected you, perhaps stay on toenjoy more of fabulous Brazil. ACCOMMODATIONHotel (6 nts), 3 star hotel centrally situated inFlamengo, shared basis, twins, doubles, triples or quads MEALS6 BreakfastsTRANSPORTBus, train, boatGROUPSIZEMaximum 120 but split into separate groups of approximately25 for individual excursions. Hey, it's partytime and you don't want to partyin Rio with a small group!! You will be supported by Imaginative Travellerand local Brazilian crew.StartFinish201217 Feb-23 Feb201308 Feb-14 Feb201428 Feb06 MarTour price from£999ppSee website for detailsPlusTraveller£597ppFlight ex London from