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Day Tours in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Santiago de Chile, Montevideo, Colonia and Punta del Este.

• Rio de Janeiro
• Sao Paulo
• Santiago de Chile
• Montevideo
• Colonia
• Punta del Este

Tour details:
*Amend itinerary anyway you wish.
*Speak with your tour guide before the tour to plan it.
*Pick up and Drop off at Port or Hotel where you stay.
*Professional licensed Tour Guides and Drivers available in each destination.


Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

Highlights of Rio de Janeiro Half Day Tour
You will discover the major city attractions - from the traditional areas to the nicest beaches in Rio de Janeiro: Copacabana, Ipanema and Leblon. We also include a visit to Tijuca Forest and the Amsterdam Sauer Gemstones Museum.
We suggest 5 hours for this tour. Something special for a tourist who is curious and demanding, who always wishes a bit more whenever a new trip begins.

Panoramic City Tour Half Day Tour
We look forward to providing a day tour which will introduce you to a wide array of Rio de Janeiro´s neighbourhoods. We recommend four hours for this tour, so as to include ample time to not only drive, but also have a walk about through a sampling of historic neighbourhoods which shed light into the development of Rio.

Main attractions: Corcovado Mountain, San Sebastian Metropolitan Cathedral, Santa Teresa colonial district, Modern Art Museum designed by Niemeyer, the famous Niteroi Bridge among other main attractions.

Best of Rio Full Day Tour
Combine two of Rio's most popular tours on a full-day excursion packed with breathtaking views. You'll travel through the Tijuca Rain Forest by cog train to the statue of Christ the Redeemer on top of Corcovado Mountain. In the afternoon, you'll ride a cable car to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain. This tour is an excellent option if your time in Rio de Janeiro is limited, giving you the best of Rio in one great day.

Main attractions included in this tour: Floresta da Tijuca, Christ the Redeemer,The Historical Center, Old and traditional neighborhoods, Downtown, Santa Teresa District, Sugar Loaf and Panoramic visit to Barra de Tijuca, Ipanema, Leblon and Copacabana Beaches.

• 5 hour private tour of Rio´s major attractions.
• Panoramic views of Rio from Corcovado Mountain and Christ the Redeemer
• All tours may be customized to suit special requests.
• Our meeting as well as drop off point is at your hotel, for your convenience.
• Tour transportation is handled via private car for maximum comfort and security.

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Side Trips from Rio


São Paulo


São Paulo may be Brazil’s business capital, but there is no lack of attractions for leisure visitors or briefcase warriors with some extra time on their hands. A cultural census by city officials turned up 280 movie theaters, 151 theaters and venues for shows, 88 museums and dozens of cultural centers. Here are some of our choices.

Best of São Paulo Full Day Tour
An overall introductory tour led by an English-speaking guide who will introduce you to a wide array of São Paulo neighbourhoods and points of interest. We recommend seven hours for this tour, so as to include ample time to not only drive, but also have a walk through downtown and different residential areas which shed light into the development of Sao Paolo.
The tour is very flexible and we can customize the itinerary in order to meet your interests and preferences.

Some of the attractions are: Butantã Institute, Ibirapuera Park, Museum of Sacred Art, Street faris, Benedito Calixto square, Feria da Libertade, the old downtown area, Serra da Canareira and the city market and other very important highlights of Sao Paulo.

• 7 hour private tour of Sao Paulo's highlights
• Great introduction to Sao Paulo
• Private transportation and bilingual guide
• Informative commentary from your guide
• Hotel pickup and drop-off.
• Visit to City Market and best craft market in Sao Paulo.


Santiago de Chile


Half Day Tour:
See the very best of Santiago on a comprehensive introductory tour of Chile's capital city. Perfect for first-time visitors, this morning or afternoon 4-5 hour city tour is a well-rounded introduction to Santiago's famous sights, leaving you with time in the day free to explore the city on your own.

This private tour takes you through the main streets of Santiago's civic centre with its many different architectural styles. You'll pass the neoclassical Moneda Palace, built in the 18th century and current seat of Government; the Plaza de Armas, or main square, with its cathedral and the Central Post Office.

Your tour continues to the Parque Forestal, based on Paris' Champs-Elysees and Santa Lucia Hill, where the city of Santiago was founded in 1541. You'll continue to the bohemian area of Bellavista and climb the San Cristobal hill for a panoramic view of Santiago with the Andes mountains in the background.

Your tour concludes with a visit to the handicraft village of Los Graneros del Alba. This attraction is closed on Mondays, when an alternative attraction is substituted.

• 4-5 hour private tour of Santiago's highlights.
• Panoramic views of Santiago from San Cristobal hill
• All tours may be customized to suit special requests.
• Our meeting as well as drop off point is at your hotel, for your convenience.
• Tour transportation is handled via private car for maximum comfort and security.

Side Trips from Santiago de Chile Half Day and Full Day tours
• Viña del Mar and Valparaiso
• Colchagua Valley Wine Route
• Concha y Toro Winery Private Tour
• Maipo Valley Wine Tour

Send us an e mail about these side trips and we will send you a complete description of these options.




Orientation tour Half Day Tour

This tour is specially designed for those that visit Uruguay for the first time. The guest will understand the Cultural and Historic reasons that make Montevideo so different from Buenos Aires.
We visit the most important neighbourhoods and great symbols of the city such as the Fortaleza del Cerro, the building Palacio Salvo ( for decades the highest structure in South America ), Teatro Solís, the Tristán Narvaja market and “Mercado del Puerto” where fruit and vegetables stalls, restaurants, musicians, mime artists and dancers provide the air of an authentic marketplace.

Highlights of Montevideo:
• 5 hour private tour of Montevideo´s highlights
• Great introduction to Montevideo
• Private transportation and bilingual guide
• Hotel pickup and drop-off.
• Visit to Pedro Figari Museum, Carrasco residential area and Pocitos beach.

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Colonia del Sacramento (Uruguay)

Colonia del Sacramento

Full Day Tour

Colonia is bathed by the waters of de la Plata River, only one hour from the city of Buenos Aires. Spend an unforgettable full day tour along its stone paved streets, old colonial buildings and museums of Spanish and Portuguese origins.

You will be met by your private guide at the lobby of the hotel. You will depart in our car towards the Port of Buenos Aires where the high-speed ferry leaves towards Colonia.

After traveling for one hour, you will arrive to Colonia del Sacramento.

Once in Colonia, your knowledgeable guide will lead you through the charming Historic Center, and She will explain its history, its relationship with the Spanish and the Portuguese and the distinctive architecture that reflects the city`s dual character.

Among the main sites of interest, you will visit San Francisco’s Convent, Plaza Mayor, The Street of sighs, The Tile Museum and the light House. You will end your walk with an invitation to taste the typical Uruguayan drink 'Medio y Medio'.

Walking tour

In the afternoon, your guide will show you the most interesting buildings, parks and museums within the Old Town.

The tour includes:
• Our meeting as well as drop off point is at your hotel, for your convenience.
• Fast ferry to Colonia in First Class. ( Round trip).
• Tour transportation is handled via private car for maximum comfort and security.
• An English speaking guide will lead you on a private City tour.


Punta del Este

Punta del Este

Panoramic City tour Half Day City

For the first time visitor in Punta del Este, there is an endless number of drives to make and areas to visit.

Experience Punta del Este through the eyes of a local private guide.

You will visit Gorlero Avenue, with its commercial center, Plaza de Artesanos (craftsmen), the lighthouse, the Rambla, that surrounds the peninsula, the port with the marine wolves eating the leftover of the fishing boats.

Stroll through the neighbourhoods of Pinares and San Rafael for a glimpse at how the lucky locals live. Walking across the undulating La Barra Bridge you can appreciate beautiful views of Punta's beaches. Your guide will also want you to see the astonishing Casa Pueblo, home of famous Uruguayan artist Carlos Paez Vilaró, and Punta's lovely El Faro (lighthouse).

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About this tour:
* Amend itinerary anyway you wish.
* Speak with your tour guide before the tour to plan it.
* Pick up and Drop off at Port or Hotel where you stay.
* Professional licensed Tour Guides and Drivers available in each destination.

Our personal advice and expertise will help you make a proper decision that will result in substantial benefits for your vacation in South America.

If you would like to discuss your plans with us in person, feel free to give Carolina or Silvina a call or simply drop us an email with your questions via the Contact page.

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