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CHILE, ARGENTINA & BRAZIL

ABOUT THIS TOUR

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Explore diverse South America enjoying superb farm hospitality, food and wine with Latin flare and charm! From the gracious estancias, beef, dairy, sheep and cropping farms, forestry, fruit and vines to the spectacular scenery of the Andes, Patagonia and the amazing Iguazu Falls - don't miss this one! Optional extension to amazing Brazil with its expansive and diverse farms, vast landscapes and exciting Rio de Janeiro!

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HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE

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- An extensive variety of rural enterprises
- Wonderful cultural experiences
- The scenic Chilean lake district and dairy country
- Beautiful Patagonia and the expansive Pampas of Argentina
- Breathtaking Iguazu Falls
- The charming cities of Santiago, Bariloche and Buenos Aires
- Vibrant Rio de Janeiro with its spectacular beaches, Samba & more!
We've been operating tours to South America for more than 25 years so you'll be in great hands with Farm To Farm. Flights, many meals and tipping included.

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FARM TO FARM TOURS - SOUTH AMERICA MAY 2020

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CHILE & ARGENTINA MAIN TOUR:

$15,895*PP TWIN SHARE, $2,995 SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

BRAZIL EXTENSION:

$5,495*pp twin share, $1,895 single supplement

 


 

ITINERARY

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TUES 5 MAY AUCKLAND - SANTIAGO

Assemble at Auckland International Airport and fly direct to Santiago, Chile’s capital and largest city. Our Chilean guide will meet us upon arrival and transport us to our hotel in the pleasant district of Providencia, where you can rest from the long trip. Santiago is a dynamic and cosmopolitan city with art galleries, design shops and handicraft markets. It sits in a valley with the Andes as a magnificent backdrop and the Chilean Coast Range opposite. In the evening, enjoy a ‘Welcome to Chile’ cocktail - the delicious Chilean national drink, the Pisco Sour.

Meals: B - D

Overnight: Santiago


 

WED 6 MAY SANTIAGO

Take a walking tour of the city with visits to the Franciscan cloister and museum of Pre-Colombian art, a spectacular display of native American art, some of which bears uncanny resemblances to Maori artefacts. After lunch at a top restaurant, visit a Lapis-lazuli workshop and centre for artisans where local arts and crafts are showcased. In the evening, enjoy dinner overlooking the city.

Meals: B, L, D

Overnight: Santiago


 

THURS 7 MAY SANTIAGO - VALPARAISO - SANTIAGO

Today we head west to the Pacific Ocean through the Curacavi and Casablanca Valleys and visit a local horticulture enterprise producing for the local market. We have a spectacular seafood lunch overlooking the ocean before a quick run through Chile’s major port, Valparaiso. Return to Santiago where you are free to relax for the evening.

Meals: B, L -

Overnight: Santiago


 

FRI 8 MAY SANTIAGO - PUERTO VARAS

We travel to the agricultural area to the south of the city, where we visit fruit growers including the established Undurraga vineyard for an insight into the Chilean wine industry. Then it’s off to the airport to check in for the 90 minute flight to Puerto Montt. Transfer to scenic Puerto Varas, a resort centre on the shores of Lake Llanquihue. Enjoy dinner at one of the town’s finest restaurants withexcellent wine matching.

Meals: B - D

Overnight: Puerto Varas


 

SAT 9 MAY PUERTO VARAS - OSORNO

This morning visit Puerto Montt, the port for southern Chile, to take a look at the local catch and the crafts, before heading north to visit a lakeside dairy which milks cows and fattens steers on pasture. Weather dependent, enjoy a bbq lunch with our charming hosts before travelling to the rural hub of Osorno on the Rahue River.

Meals: B, L -

Overnight: Osorno


 

SUN 10 MAY CHILEAN LAKE COUNTRY

This morning visit a NZ-Chilean dairy venture for a short presentation on the kiwi presence in Chilean agriculture. Enjoy lunch and discussions on the farm and look at their operation. Continue in the afternoon to the foothills of the Andes for a stay at the old, remodelled grand hotel of Puyehue Hot Springs.

Meals: B, L, D

Overnight: Puyehue


 

MON 11 MAY AROUND THE CHILEAN LAKES

A wonderful day to enjoy the Chilean mountains. Depending on the weather, you can make excursions into the woods, go horseback riding (extra cost) or just relax and enjoy the naturally heated pools. The hotel also offers full spa services (extra cost) of mud baths, massages, Reiki, sauna and more.

Meals: B, L, D

Overnight: Puyehue


 

TUES 12 MAY PUYEHUE - BARILOCHE

Today we travel across the grand Andes Mountains to San Carlos de Bariloche in Argentina, one of the biggest cities in Patagonia, on the shore of Nahuel Huapi lake. Bariloche is in a transition area between the glacial lakes and forests at the foot of the Andes, with almost 4000 mm annual rainfall, and the arid and huge desert area with less than 200 mm rainfall and swept by dry winds. Transfer to a downtown hotel.

Meals: B - -

Overnight: Bariloche


 

WED 13 MAY SAN CARLOS DE BARILOCHE

Visit a ranch in the province of Neuquen, 40km from Bariloche. It has 10,000 ha dedicated to Hereford and Angus cattle, Merino sheep and forestry. Ranches in the area have huge extensions due to their low carrying capacity, given to them by the “mallines”, valleys with water springs or creeks that allow for natural grassland and sometime for improved pastures. Return to Bariloche in the afternoon.

Meals: B, L -

Overnight: Bariloche


 

THURS 14 MAY BARILOCHE - BUENOS AIRES

In the morning we tour the city and surrounding area, viewing several lakes and some of the highest mountains, including Catedral (main ski resort) and Tronador (Thunder Mountain) with its three peaks (Argentine, Chilean and International). Next transfer to airport for a two hour flight to exciting Buenos Aires – the capital city of Argentina and one of the largest cities in the world with a total population of 14 million.  A light dinner at your centre city hotel tonight.

Meals: B - D

Overnight: Buenos Aires


 

FRI 15 MAY BUENOS AIRES

An early start this morning to a huge livestock market (if visit permitted) located inside Buenos Aires city limits, where 8-12,000 head of cattle are sold some days for processing in the abattoirs for domestic consumption. We’ll have a chance to watch the simultaneous auctions taking place in the different areas of the market and inspect the cattle from above to get a good idea of the cattle herd of Argentina - the good and the bad come here to be sold. The dominant breeds are Aberdeen Angus and Hereford. It is also a very good place to buy Gaucho souvenirs, lassos, mate gourds, etc. Next depart to visit Argentina’s largest pedigree Angus herd outside the city. Enjoy a hearty farm lunch with your hosts and see the operation. Later return to BA for the evening.

Meals: B, L -

Overnight: Buenos Aires


 

SAT 16 MAY BUENOS AIRES

Tour the city including La Boca and San Telmo, with its flea markets, Palermo and Barrio Norte districts, with the expensive houses and classic architecture; Puerto Madero, recycled port area where the old warehouses were re-converted into modern offices, restaurants and apartments; Recoleta and its cemetery (where Eva Peron’s grave is) and the Plaza de Mayo, the cathedral, among other sights. The afternoon is free for shopping or personal sightseeing. Transfer to the downtown area of the city. In the evening, we go to the old part of town for dinner and a spectacular Tango show. We’ll have the chance to see some of the best dancers in the country performing old and new variations of the dance, with a full Tango orchestra. Tango was born in the Buenos Aires port area, in the beginning of the 20th century, by a mixture of European and African rhythms.

Meals: B, L, D

Overnight: Buenos Aires


 

SUN 17 MAY BUENOS AIRES - NECOCHEA

We leave Buenos Aires in the morning, travelling south across the vast Pampas - the expansive agricultural plains for which Argentina is famous. As well as cattle on the lower areas, you will see large areas of crops such as maize, soybean and wheat. We’ll visit a farm typical of the region. In the afternoon, we travel to the coastal resort city of Mar del Plata - although quiet at this time of year,

the population doubles in the summertime. Perhaps you can sample local seafood for dinner tonight.

Meals: B, L, D

Overnight: Necochea


 

MON 18 MAY NECOCHEA AREA

Travelling west today, we visit a dairy farm producing cheese to gain an insight into Argentina’s dairy industry. Then we visit a nearby family farm of 1400 ha with Arab horse breeding as its main focus - 40 mares and a total of approximately 150 horses, plus some working horses make up the total population. It also has a full cycle cattle operation, with 700 cows, finishing all its production in

the ranch. Some land is leased out for cropping. After enjoying superb farm hospitality over lunch, we leave the property and travel to Necochea a prosperous town which offers agricultural services to one of the most important farming areas in the country. A free evening.

Meals: B, L -

Overnight: Necochea


 

TUES 19 MAY NECOCHEA - BUENOS AIRES

In the morning we travel to visit the area of Grigdale. Visit a farming family, with strong Scottish roots, growing around 2000ha of direct drilled crops. Inspect the farm and enjoy time in the established homestead and gardens. In the afternoon, we return to Buenos Aires across the poorest areas of the Pampas, the Salado river basin - a large area prone to flooding due to its poor drainage and low elevation. This region is responsible for a large number of the calves bred in the country. Most properties have crops in the “hills” and cow-calf operations in the lower areas. A free evening in Buenos Aires tonight.

Meals: B, L -

Overnight: Buenos Aires


 

WED 20 MAY BUENOS AIRES - IGUAZU FALLS

Transfer to airport early this morning for your flight to Puerto Iguazú, in Argentina, on the border with Paraguay and Brazil. This small town is located at the confluence of the Iguazú and Parana Rivers, natural borders between the three countries. Arrive at the Sheraton International Hotel,n which has a wonderful view of the amazing Iguazú Falls, located a few steps away from the middle of a sub-tropical rain forest. The hotel is the only one inside the National Park, in a natural environment where pumas, jaguars, alligators and many colourful birds live. Time to walk on the walkways through the falls and use the swimming pool before dusk.

Meals: B - -

Overnight: Iguazu Falls


 

THURS 21 MAY PUERTO IGUAZU

Visit the Argentina side of the Falls, including Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat), the highest fall of the whole complex. Take a boat ride to the bottom of the Falls, into the rapids, for a very close look at the powerful river. Then we travel down the river, returning to the hotel in a 4WD truck, looking at the jungle. There is always a chance to spot some of the wildlife on the area including tapir, toucans, vultures, capybara, monkeys and even jaguars.

Meals: B - -

Overnight: Iguazu Falls


 

FRI 22 MAY PUERTO IGUAZU

Today we will visit the Falls on the Brazilian side. We cross the Iguazu River and the border into Brazil, through the Tancredo Neves Bridge. We enter the National Park, for a panoramic view of the falls, 75 % of which are in Argentina but the Brazilians have the view. Lunch in a Brazilian style

“churrascaria’ (different cuts of beef, pork and chicken are brought to the table on swords). Return to Argentina via the three borders point at the Argentine village of Puerto Iguazú, looking at the Brazilian and Paraguayan side across the Parana River and Iguazú rivers, at their confluence.

*NB - A visa for Brazil may be required if not travelling on a NZ passport.

Meals: B, L -

Overnight: Iguazu Falls


 

FOR THOSE ENDING TOUR HERE:

 

SAT 23 MAY DEPART IGUAZU - BA - AUCKLAND

Time to relax this morning at the Iguazu Hotel, prior to transferring to the Iguazú Airport to fly to Buenos Aires and onto Auckland. Alternatively, continue your tour to Brazil.

Meals: B - -


 

SUN 24 MAY LOST IN TRANSIT

 

MON 25 MAY ARRIVE AUCKLAND

Arrive into Auckland International Airport early this morning and

continue your journey home.


 

BRAZIL EXTENSION:

 

SAT 23 MAY IGUAZU FALLS - CAMPINAS

Travel across the nearby border into Brazil. At Iguacu Airport check in for your flight to Campinas (a combination of air and coach travel today). Evening at leisure.

Meals: B - D

Overnight: Campinas


 

SUN 24 MAY CAMPINAS - RIBEIRÃO PRETO

After breakfast gain an insight into dairying in Brazil, visiting a large enterprise with a total herd of 4,200 (1480 Holstein cows producing 60,000 litres per day). The property comprises 2100 ha of which 600 ha are used for milk production. The farm has its own dairy processing plant where they make yoghurt and cheese from 40% of their milk - the other 60% is destined for market. Next visit a leading Mangalarga horse breeder and cattle farm - the Walking Mangalarga Horses has a long and important history in Brazil. Enjoy a buffet lunch at the farm which was once a large coffee plantation. Continue on to the agricultural hub of Ribeirão Preto, in Sao Paulo State, for an evening at leisure.

Meals: B, L -

Overnight: Riberiao Preto


 

MON 25 MAY AROUND RIBEIRÃO PRETO

Depart this morning and visit a coffee farm comprising 1100 ha of which 350 ha is dedicated to producing 100% Arabica Coffee, 200 ha to sugar and 100 ha to corn. Here the sugar cane is processed into a high quality cachaca spirt, the main ingredient of Brazil’s iconic caipirinha cocktail - which you will of course have a chance to sample! Enjoy a special Brazilian lunch at the farm with the owners and learn about the farm’s rich and interesting history dating back to the days of colonization. Later return to Ribeirão Preto for a free evening.

Meals: B, L -

Overnight: Riberião Preto


 

TUES 26 MAY RIBEIRÃO PRETO - RIO DE JANEIRO

Travel through an expansive sugar cane area. Brazil is the world’s leading sugarcane producer, harvesting up to 700 million tonne of cane per year. Sugarcane occupies an area of 7.8 million hectares, representing 2.3% of the country’s arable land. Brazil is pioneer in the use of ethanol as vehicle fuel. Visit a large sugar and ethanol mill where you will learn about the production process and see how modern technology is used to convert sugarcane into energy. Brazil is producing a staggering 32 million tonne of sugar and 28 billion litres of ethanol per year making it energy self sufficient. After lunch continue to the airport and fly

to exciting Rio de Janeiro. Transfer to your hotel located along one of the famous beaches (Leblon, Ipanema or Copacabana).

Meals: B, L -

Overnight: Rio De Janeiro


 

WED 27 MAY RIO DE JANEIRO

Today enjoy a sightseeing tour of dynamic Rio de Janeiro. Famous for its Carnival, Samba and natural beauty, Rio is one of the most recognizable cities in the world. Tour Sugar Loaf Mountain before enjoying a tasty Brazilian barbecue lunch in Ipanema. Continue to see the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, visible throughout Rio. Later enjoy dinner and an exciting Brazilian Samba Carnival Show.

Meals: B, L, D

Overnight: Rio De Janeiro


 

THURS 28 MAY RIO DE JANEIRO

Enjoy a free day to explore the beaches, take optional tours (eg gardens, cruises, coastlines), shop or simply relax in this

wonderful city.

Meals: B - -

Overnight: Rio De Janeiro


 

FRI 29 MAY RIO DE JANEIRO - SANTIAGO - AUCKLAND

After breakfast transfer to the International Airport of Rio de Janeiro for your flight to Santiago, Chile and onward connection to New Zealand.

Meals: B - -


 

SAT 30 MAY LOST IN TRANSIT

 

SUN 31 MAY ARRIVE INTO AUCKLAND

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