Friday, August 21, 2020

Hotel Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana review

(Rio de Janeiro Hotels) - If ever a hotel has successfully reflected the personality of its surroundings, it’s this one. The sandy-toned lobby feels like an extension of the beach opposite, a trick that has been maintained throughout its rooms and suites. It's the embodiment of easy-going style in Rio’s sassiest neighbourhood. Find a full Hotel Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana review in this exclusive article.

fairmont copacabana rio de janeiro

Thursday, August 20, 2020

JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana review

(Rio de Janeiro Hotels) - A trusty dependable from the American hotel giant, with perks for loyal customers and a warm welcome for all. The JW Marriott’s prime position on Copacabana’s dazzling beachfront and A-Z of facilities override the hotel’s eccentric look and sometimes dated décor. Find a full JW Marriott Hotel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana review in this exclusive article.

JW marriott copacabana

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel review - Rio de Janeiro

(Rio de Janeiro Hotels) - Palatial 1920s property with glamorous Art Deco interiors and charming historic touches. The historic Copacabana Palace, which dates back to 1923, is now part of the upscale Belmond hotel group. Find a full Belmond Copacabana Palace Hotel review in this exclusive article.

belmond copacabana palace rio de janeiro

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Emiliano Hotel Rio de Janeiro reviews, photos, prices and more

(Rio de Janeiro Hotels) - The arrival of São Paulo’s Emiliano brand to the Copacabana district of Rio justifiably caused quite the buzz among locals, bringing an edge to rival the sharp boutiques of neighbouring Ipanema. Built for purpose, Emiliano not only has universal appeal, but updates Copacabana’s magic of yore with flair. Find a full Emiliano Hotel Rio de Janeiro review in this exclusive article.

Emiliano Hotel Rio de Janeiro

Monday, August 17, 2020

Brazil reopens borders and airports for international travelers

(Brazil) - Brazil officially reopened its borders for international tourism on July 29, 2020. All countries are allowed to visit but must meet entry requirements.

Copacabana Beach Rio de Janeiro
Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro


Covid-19 travel: Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf mountain reopen in Rio de Janeiro

(Rio de Janeiro) - Covid-19 new travel rules: The reopening of the popular attractions comes with safety guidelines on the number of visitors permitted at the landmarks in Rio de Janeiro.

Christ the Redeemer open Rio de Janeiro Covid19

Monday, May 20, 2019

What to visit between Santiago and San Antonio Cruise Port?

At ISOUTHAMERICA we are always working to supply the best possible experience for our customers while travelling around South America. We had identified a common situation, when travelers have only some hours to enjoy in Chile and is not easy to decide how to take the best of it. Based in our experience, we had prepared some travel tips.

Every year we receive the same question from international travelers. My Cruise will dock in San Antonio Port (Chile) and my flight arrives/departs at Santiago SCL Airport. Are there travel attraction on the way? What's the best plan to take the best of my hours in Chile?

Visiting Valparaiso or Viña del Mar?


Probably not the best option. San Antonio Cruise Port is located at a 115 KM distance from Santiago City. This will take around one hour and 45 minutes drive. But unfortunately neither Valparaiso or Viña del Mar are on the way. As you can see on the following map, a big diversion is necessary to visit this Cities. (It will add one hour and a half on route, and it will increase transfers and tours costs).


What are the best alternatives?


Here, at ISOUTHAMERICA we usually suggest to our customers the following sightseeing options.

Option 1: Stop at Pomaire Village



Pomaire is a small town about on the way between Santiago City and San Antonio. The two main streets are filled with tons of pottery (greda) and souvenir shops, which the town is known for, and restaurants. It’s a nice place to stop, wander around, pick up some souvenirs and grab lunch. Quality varies, so if you see a style of cookware or decorative piece that you like, shop around for your best options. There are lots of different types of pottery, from pure decoration to hard-core cookware. If you’ve been eating in local restaurants in Chile, you may have already eaten out of some.

Option 2: Visit to Vineyard + Wine Tasting


The traditional Concha y Toro and Viña Undurraga vineyards are located in Maipo Valley. They are and excellent alternative to take the best of for journey between Santiago City and San Antonio Cruise Port. Both facilities are internationally recognized for the quality of their wines. Visiting one of this Vineyards and enjoying a Wine Tasting are top rated activities and, at the same time, unforgettable experiences.



ISOUTHAMERICA is an agency specialized in private door-to-door transportation and sightseeing tour services in main south american destinations. The company staff has a wide experience understanding the particular needs of international travelers. Contact us.