South American Odyssey (SG) - 2016 / 2017

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16 Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro to Santiago

South American Odyssey
View of stunning Rio de Janeiro
View of stunning Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro is on a strip of Brazils Atlantic coast, close to the Tropic of Capricorn, where the shoreline is oriented east–west
The expansive Tigre River runs along the outskirts of Buenos Aires
Christ the Redeemer crowns Corcovado Mountain
Crops growing on the hillsides of the Andes
See the beautiful views of Lake Nahuel Huapi, in Bariloche
View of Osorno Volcano in Puerto Montt, one os the most active volcanoes in Southern Chile
Beautiful downtown Buenos Aires along the shores of the River Plate
Iguassu Falls will captivate you

Optional Excursions

The following list of optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These optional excursions might or might not be offered. Whether it's a special dinner, a local show or a special behind-the-scenes glimpse into an historical site, optional excursions are a wonderful way to enrich your vacation even further. Plus, they give you flexibility. We include the must-see sites and experiences, and we also understand that people take interest in different activities and may want to craft a more personal vacation by hand-picking optional excursions that appeal to them.

Availability is subject to sufficient participation, weather conditions, seasonal suitability, days of operation, group interests, and general feasibility for your vacation. The approximate value listed gives you a good, general idea of what you can expect to pay but may vary once you are on your vacation. Some information provided might be in a foreign currency; to get an estimated price, use a currency converter for exchange rate information (pricing may vary at the time of booking).

Once you have booked your vacation, Globus provides the ability to pre-purchase excursions, register for your vacations and provide emergency contact information online.

Favela Tour The Favela Tour reveals the way of life for around 20% of Rio's population. It changes the general idea that favelas are simply no-go areas dominated by criminals only, and opens a new perspective of Rio society. It is a tour to understand the city, its contrasts and paradoxes. The tour takes you to the community of Vila Canoas, with around 2.500 people, and Rocinha, the largest favela in Brazil, having around 85,000 people. Both are placed within the rich neighborhood of Sao Conrado. In Vila Canoas, walk through the narrow alleyways and get a good idea of its social initiatives that are also part of many Rio favelas. Once in Rocinha, the contrasts are more evident as much as we go higher and deeper inside. Visits include the community school, commercial center, and handicraft center. Its huge dimensions, wide variety of commerce and breathtaking view from the top is certainly impressive for any visitor.

Approximate value: $43 USD per person

Petropolis A drive through the outskirts of Rio, up the Serra dos Orgaos on a winding, scenic road through the Atlantic Rain Forest will take you to the 'Imperial City of Petropolis', 810 m (2,660 ft) above sea level. We will visit the museum at the summer palace of former Emperor Pedro II of Brazil and the Cathedral with the tomb of the Emperor and his wife. You will see the highlights of this charming city, such as the 'Crystal Palace', mansions and buildings from imperial and modern times.

Approximate value: $73 USD per person

Bird Park The Bird Park, near Iguassu Falls, offers visitors the opportunity to spot birds up close is their native rainforest environment. Huge aviaries are home to over 900 tropical birds of 150 species. On a walking tour learn about the various birds found here and the ongoing effort to protect and conserve these native birds. Among other attractions, there is a butterfly aviary, hummingbird aviaries, and a reptile sector with caimans and snakes

Approximate value: $50 USD per person

Tigre - Delta, Rio de la Plata The Tigre Delta with its rivers, streams and numerous green islands is one of the most attractive areas in Buenos Aires. The continuous sediment of the Parana River, which gives the river and estuary their particular brownish-red color, forms the Delta islands. We will drive through the northern district and outskirts of the city to get to Tigre, a charming resort where a great number of summer residences, yachting and rowing clubs concentrate the weekend activities of many "portenos". You will enjoy a relaxing cruise along the innumerable channels of the Parana-Delta to see some of the hundreds of islands covered with luxuriant vegetation.

Approximate value: $63 USD per person

Chilean Folkloric Show & Dinner Enjoy a spectacular drive through illuminated downtown Santiago before reaching a restaurant popular among the locals. After a sumptuous four-course dinner, relax and enjoy a lively folklore show of Chilean music and dance.

Approximate value: $104 USD per person

Undurraga Winery Crossing the suburbs of the southern area of Santiago, this half-day tour proceeds to the famous Undurraga Winery, where a local guide demonstrates how Chile's world-famous wine is produced.

Approximate value: $53 USD per person

Valparaiso and Vina Del Mar A short drive through the rolling hills of Chile's Curacavi Valley leads to Valparaiso, a picturesque seaport that has long been an inspiration for poets and artists. Then on to Vina del Mar, a modern resort renowned for its lovely gardens.

Approximate value: $56 USD per person

Winery Tour - Vina Concha y Toro Depart from your hotel and drive to the Maipo Valley. In 1883, Don Melchor Concha y Toro brought in French vine stock from Bordeaux and contracted eminent French enologist, Monsieur de Labouchere, to prepare his first wines. Today, Vina Concha y Toro is one of the largest exporters of wines in Chile and has obtained countless prizes of quality both in Chile and abroad. The company has always been the leader in adopting new techniques, updating its equipment and facilities for vinification processing, storage and bottling. During a walk through the beautiful park you will get to know the old Casona (from outside), the vineyards and then discover the 'Devil's legend' in the old & dark bodegas. No visit would be complete without a tasting of several of their wines!

Approximate value: $118 USD per person