Argentina, Brazil & Chile Tours - Globus®

South America Getaway (SB)

9 Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires

2018 Tour Details View 2017 Tour Details »

On this South America vacation, discover two of the great cities—Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires—at a more leisurely pace. On this tour, you’ll have plenty of free time in each city to explore and experience the varied restaurants, shops, and optional excursions. Dance the Tango in Buenos Aires and sip caipirinhas, a popular Brazilian cocktail in Rio from atop Sugar Loaf Mountain. Listen to the samba sounds of Rio 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. Eva Peron was the illegitimate daughter of a poor provincial family. She came to Buenos Aires at age 15 to try her luck as a radio actress, and by the time she died at age 33, she was declared the “Spiritual Leader of the Nation.” You’ll learn more about her life on your sightseeing tour in Buenos Aires.

A 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. And, as a special treat, stay inside Iguassu National Park just steps away from the falls at the famous Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas!

From the vibrant cities to the scenic beauty, this vacation to Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, and Buenos Aires will leave you with vacation memories you’ll cherish for life.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

RIO DE JANEIRO
Cable-car ride up Sugar Loaf Mountain and Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Sugar Loaf cocktail party; sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Corcovado Mountain and the cathedral; Churrascaria dinner
IGUASSU FALLS
Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Stay inside Iguassu National Park at the famous Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas; sightseeing with a Local Guide on both sides of the falls; Ecological Jungle Train
BUENOS AIRES
Walking tour; visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and Recoleta Cemetery; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite empanada cooking class; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Tango lesson & show; farewell dinner; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite visit a local estancia

Headsets throughout the tour.

Notes:

  • 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, 1 lunch, 3 three-course dinners including a churrascaria dinner 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, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

Welcome to South America’s largest and most populous country. 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, Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite toast the start of a memorable vacation from atop Sugar Loaf Mountain with caipirinhas, a favorite Brazilian cocktail, during a welcome COCKTAIL PARTY.

Day 2 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.

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Day 3 RIO DE JANEIRO

Enjoy 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 Breakfast

Day 4 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. Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Head into Brazil’s Iguassu National Park, your home for the next two nights while staying at the famous Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas just steps from the falls. 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!

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Day 5 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 Breakfast

Day 6 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 Breakfast

Day 7 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 RECOLETA CEMETERY, burial site of Eva Perón. Next, learn how to make a traditional Argentinean dish during your Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite EMPANADA COOKING CLASS. 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 farewell 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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Day 8 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. 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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Day 9 BUENOS AIRES

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

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.

JOSE ANTONIO DO VALLE CORDEIRO

Escorting tours for more than 10 years

Born in Rio de Janeiro, being a Tour Director is not just a dream job, it is my passion. Whether I'm revealing a famous sight or a hidden treasure to my guests, or simply helping them plan their day, it is my passion to help people discover more about Brazil and South America. I like to share my stories, experience, and knowledge with guests so that they can get a real insider's point of view.

Tour Director - JOSE ANTONIO DO VALLE CORDEIRO

 Accommodations

Rio de Janeiro
Iguassu Falls
Buenos Aires

Rio de Janeiro

Sheraton Rio Hotel and Towers

Sheraton Rio Hotel and Towers Avenida Niemeyer 121, Rio de Janiero, RJ Brazil

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

Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas

Deluxe

Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas Parque Nacional Re Iguacu, Iguassu Falls,   Brazil

Parque Nacional Re Iguacu
Iguassu Falls, Brazil

Free Wifi

Free Wifi

Belmond Hotel das Cataratas is the only hotel located within Iguassu National Park, with the world famous Iguassu Falls just a two minute stroll away. Amenities include two restaurants, bar, two pools, tennis courts, spa, shopping boutique, and business center.

Hotel Amenities

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

Room Amenities

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

Buenos Aires

Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel

Moderate Deluxe

Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel 1225, San Martin, Buenos Aires, BA Argentina

1225, San Martin
Buenos Aires, BA Argentina

Free Wifi

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

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Rio de Janeiro
Iguassu Falls

RiodeJaneiro

Favela Tour

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.

Price Range: $

Petropolis

Petropolis

Visit the 'Imperial City of Petropolis' outside of Rio in the Atlantic Rain Forest to visit the summer palace of former Emperor Pedro II of Brazil.

Price Range: $$

IguassuFalls

Bird Park

Bird Park

The Bird Park near Iguassu Falls offers visitors the opportunity to see indigenous birds up close is their native rain forest environment.

Price Range: $

 Know Before You Go

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