South American Escape with Amazon & the Chilean Fjords (SBY3)

17 Day Tour from Manaus to Santiago

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On this vacation to South America you’ll start by discovering the Amazon Jungle, a once-in-a-lifetime thrill! Cruise along the chocolate-colored Rio Negro to its confluence with the yellow-gray Rio Solimões, where the two rivers forming the Amazon meet. Watch for the captivating native flora and fauna. Also visit a rehabilitation center for primates and see spider, squirrel, woolly, and capuchin monkeys.

After your Amazon expedition, visit two of the great cities of Brazil and Argentina—Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires—at a more leisurely pace, then finish up your tour with a cruise of the Chilean Fjords. You’ll have plenty of free time in each city to explore on your own. Dance the Tango in Buenos Aires and experience a Samba show in Rio. Sip caipirinhas, a popular Brazilian cocktail, and watch people play soccer and volleyball on famous Copacabana Beach. In Buenos Aires, see the Cemetery of the Recoleta, where Eva Peron is buried, and discover more about her fascinating life on your sightseeing tour.

A major trip highlight is Iguassu Falls, one of the most spectacular sights on Earth. Meaning “Big Water” in the local dialect, there are 275 falls that cover a distance of over a mile and a half. A photograph cannot accurately portray this breathtaking sight—you must experience it for yourself! Hear the deafening roar and admire the brilliant rainbows created by the clouds of spray. After your visit of Iguassu and Buenos Aires, fly down to the “end of the world,” where a Chilean cruise awaits you. This region of Patagonia, with glaciers of dazzling white and electric blues, amazing wildlife, and fascinating Cape Horn—where thousands of islets and rocky cliffs dot the scenery—is a truly unforgettable experience. Among the impressive experiences you’ll have in this surrealistic and beautiful part of the world: Tierra del Fuego, waterfalls in Alakaluf Fjord, and the colony of Magellanic penguins you’ll see on a walk to the lighthouse that still guides ships through the Magellan Strait.

Beginning in the lush biodiversity of the Amazon, then to the vibrant cities of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires, the thundering waters of Iguassu Falls, and the Chilean Fjords at the southernmost tip of South America—this vacation will leave you with memories and a change in perspective that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

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; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite visit a local estancia
CHILEAN FJORDS
3-night Chilean Fjords cruise on board the Stella Australis
Headsets throughout the tour

NOTE:

  • Participation in this tour requires guest's name exactly as it appears on his/her passport, D.O.B., gender, and nationality at the time of booking.

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Iguazu National Park

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 5 lunches,10 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

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1 Arrive in Manaus, Brazil

Welcome to 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

Day 2 Manaus–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

Day 3 Amazon 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 a canoe with your Naturalist to appreciate the sounds of the jungle at night, with the possibility to spot caimans (or other night creatures).

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Lunch
Dinner

Day 4 Amazon Jungle–Rio de Janeiro

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

Breakfast

Day 5 Arrive in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Today is free in Rio until meeting 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

Day 6 Rio 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 afternoon, you may wish to join an optional trip into a local favela to see where 20% of Rio’s population lives. Visits include a community center and a school. 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.

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Dinner

Day 7 Rio de Janeiro

A day of leisure or consider an optional trip to historic Petropolis, once the former summer palace of Emperor Dom Pedro II and now a mountain resort.

Breakfast

Day 8 Rio 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—it's nothing short of hypnotic!

Breakfast
Dinner

Day 9 Iguassu 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

Day 10 Iguassu 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

Day 11 Buenos 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!

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Dinner

Day 12 Buenos Aires. Excursion to the Pampas

Today, head into the heart of the pampas (grasslands) and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of rural, country life at a working Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite ARGENTINE ESTANCIA (ranch). After a traditional welcome with empanadas and local beverages, get acquainted with the lifestyle of real gauchos (cowboys) on a horseback ride or carriage ride through the pampas (plains). Later, at lunch, enjoy a colorful feast, complete with world-renowned Argentine beef, salad, desserts, local wine, and live music and dance by the gauchos themselves. Top off the day with a horsemanship show by the gauchos before saying adios to the countryside and heading back to the city.

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Lunch

Day 13 Buenos Aires–Ushuaia (EMBARKATION)

Fly to Ushuaia, the “End of the World,” situated on the island of Tierra del Fuego. Embark on a 3-night CRUISE aboard the Stella Australis through channels, bays, fjords, and past massive glaciers, snowcapped mountains, and unexplored areas of incomparable beauty.

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Dinner

Day 14 Cruising: Cape Horn & Wulaia Bay

Disembark in Cape Horn National Park (weather permitting) to see Cape Horn, a sheer, almost 1,394-foot-high rocky promontory where the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans merge. Later, go ashore with your Naturalist in historic Wulaia Bay, once site of one of the region’s largest aboriginal settlements. Walk through a Magellanic forest and watch for elephant seals!

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Lunch
Dinner

Day 15 Cruising: Piloto & Nena Glaciers

Sail through the intricate channels of Tierra del Fuego to reach Cockburn Channel. At Chico Sound, board Zodiac boats to explore Alakaluf Fjord and see its beautiful waterfalls and the Piloto and Nena Glaciers from the sea. Learn from your Naturalist about the formation of glaciers and their influence on the abrupt geography of the region’s channels.

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Lunch
Dinner

Day 16 Cruising: Magellan Strait–Magdalena Island–Punta Arenas, Chile (Disembarkation)–Santiago

This morning, go ashore on Magdalena Island (weather permitting). Located in the Strait of Magellan, see the immense colony of Magellanic penguins during a walk to the lighthouse that guides ships through the strait. In September and April, this excursion is replaced by a Zodiac boat ride at Isla Marta to observe sea lions. Sail to Punta Arenas, disembark, and fly to Santiago, Chile’s capital.

Breakfast

Day 17 Santiago

Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning.

NOTE:
Cruise extension not available on the Apr. 5, Apr. 19, May 3, Jun. 28, and Aug. 30 departures.

Breakfast

 Tour Director

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 Accommodations

Manaus
Brazilian Amazon
Rio de Janeiro
Iguassu Falls
Buenos Aires
Santiago

Manaus

Tropical Manaus Resort

Estrada Ponta Negra
Manaus, Brazil

The Tropical Manaus situated on the banks of the Rio Negro offers two pools, tennis and volleyball courts, a beauty parlor, a shopping arcade, two restaurants, and several bars.

Hotel Amenities

  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Beauty Salon
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Business Center
  • Currency Exchange
  • Elevator
  • Luggage Storage
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • ATM
  • Parking/Valet
  • Shoe Shine

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Room Service
  • Alarm Clock
  • Pay Movies
  • Climate Control
  • Smoking Rooms
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Voicemail
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Mini-bar
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • In-Room Safe
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Toiletries

Brazilian Amazon

Ecopark Jungle Lodge

Amazon
Manaus, Brazil

Inside the Amazon Jungle on the Rio Negro, enjoy daily excursions to learn about the flora, fauna, and indigenous tribes. Rooms feature private facilities and air-conditioning.

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Gift Shop
  • Currency Exchange

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Hair Dryer
  • Climate Control
  • Window Opens
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Smoking Rooms

Rio de Janeiro

Sheraton Rio Hotel and Towers

Avenida Niemeyer 121
Rio de Janiero, RJ Brazil

Beautifully situated along the well-known Ipanema Beach, this contemporary hotel boasts gorgeous views and extreme comfort. All 559 guestrooms are equipped with the signature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed, private balcony overlooking the sea, mini-bar, cable television, air-conditioning, and room service. The facilities include a swimming pool, tennis courts, beauty salon, fitness center, sauna, business center, three restaurants, and two bars.

Hotel Amenities

  • Spa Services
  • Beauty Salon
  • Elevator
  • Pool
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Room
  • Business Center
  • Ice Machine
  • Concierge desk
  • Dry Cleaning
  • ATM
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shoe Shine
  • Gift Shop
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Bar/Lounge

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Pay Movies
  • In-Room Safe
  • Internet Access
  • Phone
  • Climate Control
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Voicemail
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Alarm Clock
  • Coffee Maker
  • Television
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Window Opens

Iguassu Falls

Wish Resort

Superior First-Class

Avenida das Cataratas, 6845
Iguassu Falls, Brazil

Free Wifi

Surrounded by lush garden and located 3 miles from Iguaçu National Park, the superior Wish Resort boasts a beautiful swimming pool, easy access to the Falls, and style and comfort at every turn. The hotel offers sophisticated rooms with air conditioning and thoughtful amenities. They are elegantly styled with classic wooden furniture and soft décor. The hotel is situated close to the entrance and to the Argentinian side of Iguaçu Park and provides all the convenience of home in this fantastic setting of Iguassu Falls.

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Currency Exchange
  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Fitness Room
  • Concierge desk
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Business Center
  • Spa Services

Room Amenities

  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Voicemail
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Room Service
  • Alarm Clock
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Internet Access
  • Climate Control
  • Mini-bar
  • Hair Dryer
  • Phone

Buenos Aires

Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel

Moderate Deluxe

1225, San Martin
Buenos Aires, BA Argentina

Free Wifi

The Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel & Convention Center is perfectly positioned for guests to enjoy easy access to all the lively activity that the city has to offer. The hotel's ideal location is complimented by superior service, warm amenities, and a number of ways to enjoy your time at the hotel - from great dining, to beautiful pools, and well-fitted fitness facilities.

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • Luggage Storage
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Parking/Valet
  • Gift Shop
  • Concierge desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site

Room Amenities

  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Phone
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Alarm Clock
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Climate Control
  • Pay Movies
  • Voicemail

Santiago

Sheraton Santiago

Ave Santa Amaria 1742
Santiago, Chile

This contemporary hotel is ideally located within minutes of some of the cities best shopping areas, restaurants, and sights. The hotel features three Chilean inspired restaurants, two bars, state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor and outdoor pools, beauty salon, tennis court, gift shop, and medical services are also available.

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Spa Services
  • Shoe Shine
  • Concierge desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage
  • Parking/Valet
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • Elevator
  • ATM
  • Beauty Salon
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Ice Machine

Room Amenities

  • Television
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Mini-bar
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • In-Room Safe
  • Alarm Clock
  • Desk
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Phone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Pay Movies
  • Voicemail
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Complimentary Newspaper

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