Experience South America: A Continent with Rich History, Culture and Nature

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Highlights

Walk the park, hike the glacier, cruise the amazon rainforest, admire the Iguazu fall, visit the museums and churches, enjoy the music and art, savour the food and drinks, you can do all these in South America.

In this 21-day trip, we will be visiting 3 countries: Argentina, Brazil and Chile as well as Patagonia, a distinct geographical region that share between Argentina and Chile.

Below are the proposed places of interest and itinerary that we want to cover in this trip. Pls indicate your interest by “Follow” this trip. We hope to get enough interest for us to proceed with more detail planning and costing.

This trip is commencing in end July to mid-Aug in order to coincide with 2 public holidays so that you only take 13 days leave.

Proposed Destinations for this trip

Argentina:

  • Los Glaciares National Park / Perito Moreno Glacier (Patagonia): Mini-trekking and Cruise on Glaciar Perito Moreno. The Perito Moreno Glacier is considered by many to be the 8th natural wonder of the world. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Iguazu Falls (The largest waterfall system in the world that even The United States First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt reportedly exclaimed, "Poor Niagara! upon seeing Iguazu)

Brazil:

  • Rio De Janeiro: Christ the Redeemer; Sugarloaf mountains; Copacabana Beach; Escadaria Selarón; The Museum of Tomorrow; etc
  • Iguazu Falls
  • 4D/3N cruise in Manaus Amazon rainforest: Visit the Janauari ecological park; Piranha fishing; See the sunset and Sunrise; Swim with dolphin; Alligator spotting at night; Jungle trekking; Canoeing through the flooded forest in the rainy season; Visit to some local families; Visit an indigenous village
  • Sao Paulo: Sao Paulo Museum of Art (MASP); Beco do Batman; Theatro Municipal; Mercadão Municipal Market; Catedral da Sé, etc

Chile:

  • Santiago: presidential palace at La Moneda; Plaza de Armas Square; Santa Lucia Hill; Santiago’s Sculpture Park (A Hidden Gem); modern neighborhoods of Santiago Providencia, Las Condes, and Vitacura, etc
  • Puerto Natales (Patagonia): full day hiking in Torres Del Paine National Park (it is one of the largest and Protected Forested Areas of Chile); Milodon Cave (This is a national monument of Chile that goes back to prehistoric times); City Tour

Chile Santiago

Experience South America: A Continent with Rich History, Culture and Nature starting at South AmericaCerro Santa Lucia (Santa Licia Hill) provides a 360° panoramic view of the Santiago city – Chile. Photo by littletroll licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

Experience South America: A Continent with Rich History, Culture and Nature starting at South AmericaLa Moneda - Presidential Palace of Chile. Photo by Miguel hernandez licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

La Moneda was originally a colonial mint house. It was opened in 1805 while still under construction. The production of coins in Chile took place at La Moneda from 1814 to 1929.

 Experience South America: A Continent with Rich History, Culture and Nature starting at South AmericaMetropolitan Cathedral at Plaza de Armas. Photo by Falk2 licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

This is the main square of Santiago. Surrounding the square are some historic buildings, including the Metropolitan Cathedral of Santiago, Central Post Office Building, etc.

 Experience South America: A Continent with Rich History, Culture and Nature starting at South AmericaMercado Central is the Central Market of Santiago which was opened in 1872. Photo by Almonroth licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0


Chile Patagonia

Experience South America: A Continent with Rich History, Culture and Nature starting at South AmericaTorres del Paine National Park. Photo by M Silberman licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Torres del Paine National Park is a national park encompassing mountains, glaciers, lakes, and rivers in southern Chilean Patagonia. It is one of the largest and most visited parks in Chile and is a Protected Forested Areas of Chile.

Experience South America: A Continent with Rich History, Culture and Nature starting at South AmericaTorres del Paine National Park. Photo by Jonathan Hood licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

Experience South America: A Continent with Rich History, Culture and Nature starting at South AmericaGrey Glacier from Lago Grey mirador. Photo  by Steve Upton licensed under CC BY 2.0

 Experience South America: A Continent with Rich History, Culture and Nature starting at South AmericaMilodon Cave (Cuevas del Milodón). Photo by EgoExMachina  licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 

This national monument of Chile is made naturally of rock- 30m high, 50m wide and 200m deep. It still shows signs of the people who lived there over 12,000 years ago. One of the cave's attraction is the Milodon figure, a mammal which is twice the size of a man that which lived in this region 5,000 years ago, amongst other prehistoric animals.

Experience South America: A Continent with Rich History, Culture and Nature starting at South AmericaCathedral of Puerto Natales. Photo by Fredlyfish4 licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0


Argentina Patagonia

Experience South America: A Continent with Rich History, Culture and Nature starting at South America
Perito Moreno Glacier - Tourists on Viewing Platform. Photo by  Dominic Alves licensed under CC BY 2.0   

Experience South America: A Continent with Rich History, Culture and Nature starting at South AmericaMini-trekking on Glaciar Perito Moreno. Photo by Jorge Gobbi licensed under CC BY 2.0

The Perito Moreno Glacier is considered by many to be the 8th natural wonder of the world.  The park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy the nature, adventure and experience walking on the ice of the most beautiful Glacier of the world, this is the once-a-life-time opportunity for you.

 

Brazil - Rio De Janiero

Experience South America: A Continent with Rich History, Culture and Nature starting at South AmericaChrist the Redeemer overlooking Rio De Janeiro with Sugarloaf Mountain in the centre and Guanabara Bay in the background . Photo by Artyominc licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

 Experience South America: A Continent with Rich History, Culture and Nature starting at South AmericaCopacabana Beach, one of the most famous beaches in the world. Photo by Bárbara Gondim licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

Experience South America: A Continent with Rich History, Culture and Nature starting at South AmericaEscadaria Selarón. Photo by Rodrigo Soldon licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

Escadaria Selarón is a set of world-famous steps in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This beautiful and hidden spot is the work of a Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón who claimed it as "my tribute to the Brazilian people". There are 250 steps measuring 125 metres long which are covered in over 2000 tiles collected from over 60 countries around the world. Of the 2000+ tiles, there are 300-odd hand painted by Selarón depicting a pregnant African woman.

 Experience South America: A Continent with Rich History, Culture and Nature starting at South AmericaThe Museum of Tomorrow is a science museum in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo by  Domínio Público licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

Iguazu Falls

Experience South America: A Continent with Rich History, Culture and Nature starting at South America
The largest waterfall system in the world. Iguazu Falls on the Brazilian side. Photo by mark goble licensed under CC BY 2.0

Experience South America: A Continent with Rich History, Culture and Nature starting at South America
Iguazu Falls from the Argentina side. Image by Kent DuFault from Pixabay

 

Manaus

Experience South America: A Continent with Rich History, Culture and Nature starting at South America The world's largest rainforest, Amazon rainforest near Manaus. Photo by Neil Palmer/CIAT  licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0  

Experience South America: A Continent with Rich History, Culture and Nature starting at South AmericaAerial view of the Amazon rainforest, near Manaus. Photo by Neil Palmer/CIAT  licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0  

 Experience South America: A Continent with Rich History, Culture and Nature starting at South AmericaRio Negro palace, Manaus. Photo by Madison licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0    

Experience South America: A Continent with Rich History, Culture and Nature starting at South AmericaMercado Adolfo Lisboa Municipal Market. Photo by JLPizzol licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

 Experience South America: A Continent with Rich History, Culture and Nature starting at South AmericaJefferson Peres park, Manaus. Photo by Gabriel Smith licensed under CC BY 2.0     

 Experience South America: A Continent with Rich History, Culture and Nature starting at South AmericaAmazon theater. Photo by Karine Hermes licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0


Brazil: Sao Paulo

Museums, churches, arts, music, food and culture

Experience South America: A Continent with Rich History, Culture and Nature starting at South AmericaBeco do Batman (Batman Alley). Photo by Nicolas de Camaret licensed under CC BY 2.0    

This is a popular tourist destination because of the dense concentration of graffiti that line the streets. The nickname for the area is attributed to a graffito of the DC Comics character Batman which was painted on one of the walls in the 1980s

Experience South America: A Continent with Rich History, Culture and Nature starting at South AmericaMercado Municipal. Photo by Wilfredor licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

Experience South America: A Continent with Rich History, Culture and Nature starting at South America
Catedral da Sé (The cathedral is one of the five largest neo-Gothic temples in the world). Photo by Adriano Makoto Suzuki licensed under CC BY 2.0

 

Air tickets total: approx. S$4,700 (subject to change at the time of flight booking)

- Two international flight: SG - Chile - Brazil - SG

- Six South America Regional flights


 

Additional Info

Note: For The Perito Moreno Glacier mini trekking, due to the level of effort and difficulty present in this activity, is not suitable for persons with the following conditions:

- Overweight
- Pregnancy
- Physical or mental disability that affects attention, march or coordination
- Peripheral or Central Cardiovascular diseases, use of stent, by-pass, pace-maker or other prostheses
- Use of anticoagulants or varicose veins degree III (tick and multiples)
- Respiratory diseases (COPD, asthma, emphysema)

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