civilized-adventures-logo transparent  

1.800.688.1804 | |

 facebook-square twitter-button Youtube-Buttons2 instagram-button

Argentina, Chile, Brazil: Glaciers, Fjords & Falls                                 



Date: You pick!
Host: Locally Guided
Cost: Varies by experience
Trip Type: Custom & CLIENT APPROVED


This sample itinerary can be customized to your specifications. Take only parts of this trip, modify, add ... whatever suits you!

This is an outline of a journey taken by Civilized Adventures clients who travelled to Argentina, Chile and Brazil in February, 2015 at the height of the southern summer months. Highlights included a 3-night cruise connecting Ushuaia, Argentina and Punta Arenas, Chile. This cruise showcased the glaciers and fjords and brought our clients close-up to whales, dolphins and penguins! Another stand-out memory was visiting both the Argentine and Brazilian Iguassu Falls before continuing to Rio de Janeiro. This is a sample of journey that combines some shared and some private touring, good quality hotels and the adventurous Australis cruise. This sample trip offers adventure, diverse scenery, culture and wildlife. 

  • "Iguassu Falls - wow!"
  • "Way to go Andrew".


Questions? Please contact Civilized Adventures' Adventure Travel Specialist Andrew De Angelis who handled all the arrangements for this journey:  Or, contact any of our expert team at

Sample Itinerary

Click on a day below to view  a brief itinerary, then please CONTACT US for a detailed trip outline.

Day 1 & 2 - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Day 1 & 2 - Buenos Aires, Argentina

After being transferred to your hotel, enjoy two nights in beautiful Buenos Aires including a Tango Show & Dinner and a full day private tour. (2 nights Buenos Aires, 1B, 1L, 1D)

Day 3 & 4 - El Calafate, Argentina's Patagonia region

Day 3 & 4 - El Calafate, Argentina's Patagonia region

Fly to El Calafate (via Buenos Aires), then transfer to your hotel for a 2 night stay overlooking Lago Argentina. Take a full day to experience the Perito Moreno Glacier in a shared tour. (2 nights lakeview property, B daily)

Day 5 - Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

Day 5 - Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

Fly to Ushuaia, the "southernmost city in the world". With a centrally located hotel you can walk to shops, pubs and restaurants with ease.  (1 night Ushuaia, B)

Day 6, 7 &  98- Australis Cruise

Day 6, 7 & 8 - Australis Cruise

Board the comfortable Australis ship for your 3 night cruise. Set sail and round Cape Horn (with a landing). Go ashore at Wulaia Bay, following in Darwin's footsteps. Enjoy the beauty and rugged geography. Walk in the forest with its unique and endemic vegetation. Sail through various channels to De Agostini Sound in the powerfully beautiful Darwin Mountain Range. See glaciers that extend from the mountains down to the sea. Go ashore on Magdalena Island with its immense Magellanic Penguin colony.  (3 nights Australis Cruise, activities + B, L, D daily)

Day 9 & 10 - Disembark Punta Arenas, fly to Santiago, Chile

Day 9 & 10 - Disembark Punta Arenas, fly to Santiago, Chile

Fly to Santiago for your 2-night stay in a boutique property that was once a private mansion. Go on a privately guided halfday tour and have an afternoon for your own explorations. (2 nights Santiago, 2B)

Day 11, 12 & 13 - Mendoza, Argentina

Day 11, 12 & 13 - Mendoza, Argentina

Fly over the Andes to Mendoza, Argentina. Stay 3 nights at a family-owned inn (or "posada"). Attend the "Acto Central" of the famous Vendimia Festival and celebrate the end of the wine growing season (only held at a certain time of year). Take a day to visit one of the finest wineries in the valley, including winetasting and lunch.  Spend your last day on a guided excursion into the Uspallata Valley among some of the highest peaks in the Andes. (3 nights Mendoza area, B daily, 1L)

Day 14 & 15 - Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Day 14 &15- Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Fly from Mendoza to Puerto Iguazu (Argentina) where you are met and transferred to your riverside hotel. Next day go on a privately guided daytrip to see Iguazu Falls (the Argentine side)  (2 nights Iguazu Falls area, B daily)

Day 16, 17 & 18 - Iguacu Falls & Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Day 16, 17 & 18 - Iguacu Falls & Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Cross the border to see the Brazilian side of the falls, called Iguacu Falls in Portuguese. Fly to Rio for a 3-night stay at a smaller hotel just across the street from famous Copacabana Beach. Go on a full day private tour of the city, visiting Corcovado Mountain for it's amazing views along with other sites. Enjoy another private tour taking you to see what goes on "behind the scenes" in preparation fo the famous Carnivale. (3 nights Rio de Janeiro, 3B, 1L)

Day 19 - Depart

Day 19 - Depart

Enjoy a day at leisure, including day use of your hotel room. This evening you'll be transferred to the international airport to catch your overnight flights back to Canada. (dayroom, B)


Call us for YOUR Custom Civilized Adventure!



Any prices we list are approximate; they can change with exchange rate flucuations or due to any change you might make as you customize this program. Prices will vary based on the time of year and level of experience you are looking for. Please contact us for more information.

Suggested time of year: The southern summer is a great time for visiting the southern-most region of South America as well as the winelands. The Vendimia festival and Carnivale fall on certain dates only.

Sample cost (2015 rates): US$ 8,350 per person including transfers, accommodations, a 3-night cruise with meals and activities, meals, tours as listed.

(Posted Jan. 21 '16)

logo 100x43

  • Peru Explorer Solo...

  • Estonia & Russia

  • Zimbabwe: Adventure...