South American Escape with Brazil's Amazon & Santiago (SBY) - 2014 / 2015

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16 Day Tour from Manaus to Santiago


South American Escape with Brazils Amazon & Santiago
Rio de Janeiro is on a strip of Brazil's Atlantic coast, close to the Tropic of Capricorn, where the shoreline is oriented east–west
Rio de Janeiro is on a strip of Brazils Atlantic coast, close to the Tropic of Capricorn, where the shoreline is oriented east–west
Christ the Redeemer crowns Corcovado Mountain
Amazon rain forest
Stroll through the famous Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires, which includes graves of some of the most influential people in Argentina
Sugar Loaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro
The expansive Tigre River runs along the outskirts of Buenos Aires
Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro
Beautiful downtown Buenos Aires along the shores of the River Plate
A beautiful Blue Butterfly found in the Amazon

Vacation Overview

Magnificent scenery, vibrant dances, cosmopolitan cuisine, friendly people, and awe-inspiring sights—all this and more await you on this wonderful vacation to South America! If you want to see stunning beauty that can’t be found anywhere else in the world, this tour is for you. See Iguassu Falls on the border of Brazil and Argentina, and witness the breathtaking beauty created as the water plummets over the falls. You’ll hear a thunderous roar and view spectacular rainbows. For even more amazing scenery, you’ll visit the Amazon Jungle, where you’ll see the incredible lush vegetation and see firsthand the many species of wildlife that call this area home.

And that’s just a start…there’s also the magnificent cities—Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Santiago—where you’ll have an opportunity to explore at a more relaxed pace. Experience the varied restaurants, shops, and optional excursions offered in these fantastic cities. In Rio, sip caipirinhas, a popular Brazilian cocktail; visit the Christ the Redeemer statue; witness a Samba show; and walk on famous Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches. In Buenos Aires, dance the Tango and see the Cemetery of the Recoleta, where Eva Peron is buried. In Santiago, step back into the 16th century as you trace the city’s colonial history and heritage.

From the vibrant cities to the scenic beauty, this trip to South America will leave you with vacation memories to last a lifetime.

     
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BRAZILIAN AMAZON
Guided city sightseeing; “Meeting of the Waters” cruise; visit the Manaus Opera House, a jungle island, monkey jungle reserve, and native Amazon village; guided canoe rides and jungle walks

RIO DE JANEIRO
Cable-car ride up Sugar Loaf Mountain; welcome dinner; sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Corcovado Mountain and the cathedral; Samba show and churrascaria dinner

IGUASSU FALLS
Sightseeing with a Local Guide on both sides of the falls; Ecological Jungle Train

BUENOS AIRES
Walking tour; visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cemetery of the Recoleta; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Tango lesson & show; farewell dinner

SANTIAGO
Sightseeing with a Local Guide

Headsets throughout the tour


DAY 1Arrive in Manaus, Brazil

After arriving at your hotel, meet for guided sightseeing of Manaus to view vestiges of its glory days during the rubber boom. Visit the OPERA HOUSE and a bustling LOCAL MARKET. (Dinner)

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DAY 2Manaus–Amazon Jungle

Today your “Meeting of the Waters” tour passes the British-built Customs House and floating port. CRUISE along the chocolate-colored Rio Negro to its confluence with the yellow-gray Rio Solimões, where the two rivers form the mighty Amazon. For four miles the differently colored bodies of water flow side by side and never mix! Explore a JUNGLE ISLAND (water levels permitting) with fascinating native flora and fauna before arriving at the Ecopark Jungle Lodge in the Amazon rainforest. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

A beautiful Blue Butterfly found in the Amazon Amazon rain forest See the beautiful Lily Pads in the Amazon 
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DAY 3Amazon Jungle

Accompanied by a Naturalist, enjoy a WALK to see the flora and fauna that thrive in the Amazon. After lunch, sail up the river to an AMAZON VILLAGE to learn about their traditions, costumes, and culture. Try your hand at piranha fishing! Later, visit the MONKEY JUNGLE RESERVE, where researchers work to rehabilitate primates like spider, squirrel, woolly, and capuchin monkeys and reintroduce them to the jungle. This evening, venture back out on canoe with your Naturalist to appreciate the sounds of the jungle at night, with the possibility to spot caimans (or other night creatures). (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

See the beautiful Lily Pads in the Amazon Amazon rain forest A beautiful Blue Butterfly found in the Amazon 
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DAY 4Amazon Jungle–Rio de Janeiro

This morning, depart the Ecopark for a flight to Rio for an overnight. (Breakfast)

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DAY 5Rio de Janeiro

This afternoon, meet your Tour Director and fellow traveling companions for a drive along famous Ipanema and Copacabana Beaches to the base of 1,300-foot-high SUGAR LOAF MOUNTAIN. Ascend by cable car to its summit, where you can savor spectacular vistas of the city. Next, toast the start of a memorable vacation at a local restaurant with caipirinhas, a favorite Brazilian cocktail. Cap off the evening with a welcome dinner. (Dinner)

Sugar Loaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro 
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DAY 6Rio de Janeiro

Today, visit the statue of Christ the Redeemer crowning CORCOVADO MOUNTAIN, a rounded peak rising 2,300 feet from the bay below. Take the scenic cog railway ride to its top, where a 360-degree panorama affords sweeping views. Proceed to bustling downtown Rio. View the Sambodromo and visit the CATHEDRAL. This evening, it’s off to a CHURRASCARIA for a feast of barbecued meats marinated and roasted over charcoal in true Brazilian style. Later, experience a SAMBA SHOW, where the sheer vitality of this country explodes in a colorful extravaganza. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Christ the Redeemer crowns Corcovado Mountain Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro 
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DAY 7Rio de Janeiro

A day of leisure or you may wish to enjoy a Guanabara Bay cruise, offering spectacular views of Rio and its beaches. This afternoon, consider an optional trip to historic Petropolis, once the former summer palace of Emperor Dom Pedro II and now a mountain resort. (Breakfast)

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DAY 8Rio de Janeiro–Iguassu Falls

A flight from Rio takes you to IGUASSU FALLS. Experience the clouds of spray, the incessant roar, and the surrounding luxuriant tropical growth that make this an unforgettable natural wonder. Spend the afternoon enjoying the magnificent panorama of waterfalls from the Brazilian side. Your Local Guide introduces the spectacle of this 2-mile-wide torrential downpour, with some cataracts as high as 250 feet, which is nothing short of hypnotic. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Iguassu Falls will captivate you 
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DAY 9Iguassu Falls

Today, journey to the Argentine side of IGUASSU FALLS, where you will take the ECOLOGICAL JUNGLE TRAIN and enjoy a closer perspective on a walking tour of the falls. Meander along the walkways from atop the falls, and enjoy an exhilarating perspective looking over the precipice of the falls as the water plunges to the rocks below. You will also have the chance to walk through the rainforest on the lower falls trails that will bring you up close to some of the smaller falls. Return to the hotel, where the remainder of the day is at your leisure. (Breakfast)

Iguassu Falls will captivate you 
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DAY 10Iguassu Falls–Buenos Aires, Argentina

Today, fly to Buenos Aires. After arriving, an orientation walk acquaints you with the “Paris of South America” and its wide boulevards and outdoor cafés. (Breakfast)

Beautiful downtown Buenos Aires along the shores of the River Plate Dance the Tango in Buenos Aires At Plaza de Mayo see La Casa Rosada, known as the President The expansive Tigre River runs along the outskirts of Buenos Aires 
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DAY 11Buenos Aires

Your sightseeing starts in La Boca, a colorful district and site of the city’s first port. Take a short walking tour of this unique neighborhood and then on to San Telmo, famous for its late-colonial buildings and a popular gathering spot for artists. At Plaza de Mayo, see La Casa Rosada (the President’s Pink House) and the METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL, housing San Martin’s Mausoleum. Drive past the ornate Colon Opera House before reaching the CEMETERY OF THE RECOLETA, burial site of Eva Peron. After an afternoon at leisure, top off the evening at a famous TANGO CLUB. Start with a Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite DANCE LESSON, followed by dinner featuring Argentine steaks and other local specialties, and end with a show featuring flawless performances of Latin America’s most sensuous dance—the Tango! (Breakfast, Dinner)

Colorful La Boca District in Buenos Aires Stroll through the famous Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires, which includes graves of some of the most influential people in Argentina 
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DAY 12Buenos Aires

Enjoy a full day at leisure, with an optional excursion to cruise the Tigre Delta. Drive through the northern district and outskirts of the city to get to Tigre, a charming resort where a great number of summer residences and yachting and rowing clubs concentrate the weekend activities of many locals. Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the innumerable channels of the Paraná Delta to see some of the hundreds of islands covered with luxuriant vegetation. (Breakfast)

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DAY 13Buenos Aires–Santiago, Chile

Fly over the Andes to Santiago, Chile’s capital. This country is more than 10 times longer than wide, with 2,650 miles of beautiful Pacific coastline. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Crops growing on the hillsides of the Andes The beautiful skyline of Santiago at sunset 
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DAY 14Santiago

Step back into the 16th century as your Local Guide traces the city’s history and heritage. Start at La Moneda, the official Government Palace, before visiting the Plaza de Armas, the main square, with a visit to the 18th-century CATHEDRAL. The afternoon and evening are at your leisure. This evening, consider the optional Chilean Folkloric Dinner Show. (Breakfast)

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DAY 15Santiago

Today is free to explore on your own or take an optional excursion to the beautiful coastal region west of Santiago. Drive through the hills of Chile’s wine country to the port of Valparaiso, then continue along the coast to Viña del Mar. This chic seaside resort with palm tree-lined avenues and lovely villas truly deserves the sobriquet “Pearl of the Pacific.” (Breakfast)

The shoreline of cultural Valparaiso, Chile 
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DAY 16Santiago

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 8 three-course dinners including a welcome dinner and a churrascaria dinner with Samba show in Rio, and a Tango and farewell dinner show in Buenos Aires


With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

VICTOR SCHMITZ

Years of Experience: 8 years

Born in South Africa, I moved to Brazil at the age of 17 and truly transformed into a South American. I was drawn to the Tourism industry and have worked as a guide for 38 years now. I love showing our guests the beauty and diversity of the South America countries, including the warmth of the people and the incredible food they enjoy. It's my goal to turn you into a South American, too!

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites


The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on the South American Escape with Brazil's Amazon & Santiago:

  • Iguassu Falls
  • Amazon