South America Getaway with Amazon, Santiago & Easter Island (SBY2)

19 days from Manaus to Santiago

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Want to learn the scintillating samba—or the tantalizing tango? Sip sweet caipirinhas—or dry Argentine wines? Sunbathe on famous beaches—or soak in the beauty of neoclassical architecture? This getaway just south of the usual visits two of South America’s most sizzling cities so you can do it all. With time in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires, this sultry tour of South America combines the best of Brazil and Argentina, plus the opportunity to witness the thundering Iguassu Falls from the perspective of both countries. Guided sightseeing to the legendary sights is complemented by numerous opportunities to live like a local. This South America getaway includes an empanada cooking class, a private tango lesson, and a day on an authentic Argentine ranch where you can savor authentic cuisine, tap your foot to regional music, and even take the reins of a horse and channel your inner gaucho.

Looking for the perfect introduction to sensational South America? How about the “Meeting of the Waters” where the chocolate-colored Rio Negro flows alongside the yellowish Rio Solimões without ever mixing. You’ll also meet monkeys, catch piranhas, and explore a native caboclo village when you begin your tour of South America with a Monograms vacation package to Brazil’s Amazon.

Skip and sip your way through more storied scenery by adding a Monograms vacation package to Santiago – Chile’s European-influenced capital between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes – to your tour of South America. Your Local Host will show you how to drink in the culture, heritage, and legendary wines of this modern and sophisticated city.

Leave no stone uncovered on the hunt for archeological treasures on the world’s most isolated inhabited island. Home to the world’s largest open-air museum and nearly 1,000 mysterious Moai statues, Chile’s Easter Island is an intriguing extension to your South America vacation.

Small-Group Discovery

Each Globus South America tour is limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted vacation, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

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South America Getaway with Amazon, Santiago & Easter Island map

 Photo Highlights

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

  • Iguazu National Park
  • Rapa Nui National Park

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 7 dinners

 Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVE IN MANAUS, BRAZIL

Welcome to Manaus! Meet your Monograms representative at your hotel.

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Day 2 MANAUS–AMAZON JUNGLE

MANAUS “Meeting of the Waters” cruise.
AMAZON JUNGLE Naturalist guided visit to a Jungle Island.

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Day 3 AMAZON JUNGLE

AMAZON JUNGLE Nature walk led by a Naturalist. Visit to an Amazon village and a Monkey Jungle Reserve to learn about rehabilitating indigenous primates. Nighttime Naturalist led excursion to search for nocturnal life.

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Day 4 AMAZON JUNGLE–MANAUS–RIO DE JANEIRO

MANAUS Depart your Amazon jungle lodge for guided sightseeing of Manaus including the Opera House and a local market.
RIO DE JANEIRO Fly to Rio de Janeiro.

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Day 5 RIO DE JANEIRO

RIO DE JANEIRO Free time this morning. At 3:30 pm, meet your Tour Director for a drive along Ipanema and Copacabana beaches. Cable-car ascent to the summit of Sugar Loaf Mountain for a cocktail party to Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite sample caipirinhas (the famous Brazilian rum drink).

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Day 6 RIO DE JANEIRO

RIO DE JANEIRO Guided sightseeing includes a scenic cog railway ride to see Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Mountain. Visit the Cathedral and see the Sambodromo, Carnival Parade location. Brazilian Churrascaria (traditional Portuguese BBQ) dinner at a local restaurant this evening.

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Day 7 RIO DE JANEIRO

RIO DE JANEIRO Free day.

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Rio de Janeiro with an optional excursion to Petropolis, (former summer palace of Emperor Dom Pedro II). This and more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.

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Day 8 RIO DE JANEIRO–IGUASSU FALLS

RIO DE JANEIRO Fly to Iguassu Falls.
IGUASSU FALLS Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide in Iguassu National Park on the Brazilian side of the falls.

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Day 9 IGUASSU FALLS

IGUASSU FALLS Travel to the Argentine side of Iguassu Falls. Visit the rainforest via Ecological Jungle Train for a guided walking tour of the falls by a Local Guide. Free time this afternoon and evening.

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Day 10 IGUASSU FALLS–BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

IGUASSU FALLS Fly to Buenos Aires.
BUENOS AIRES Orientation tour.

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Day 11 BUENOS AIRES

BUENOS AIRES Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a walking tour of La Boca and San Telmo districts. See La Casa Rosada (the President’s Pink House); the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Teatro Colón Opera House. Visit the burial site of Eva Perón at Recoleta Cemetery. Argentinean Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite empanada cooking class. Private Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Tango lesson followed by Argentine steak dinner and Tango show.

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Day 12 BUENOS AIRES

BUENOS AIRES Scenic drive to the pampas to visit an [LF) Argentine estancia (ranch). Welcome reception includes empanadas, local beverages, and wine. Authentic Argentine lunch with live music, followed by a horseback ride or carriage ride and a gaucho (cowboy) horsemanship performance.

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Day 13 BUENOS AIRES–SANTIAGO

BUENOS AIRES Fly to Santiago.
SANTIAGO Meet your Monograms representative. Free time this afternoon.

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Day 14 SANTIAGO

SANTIAGO Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Government Palace, Plaza de Armas, San Cristobal Hill, and the Cathedral. Free time this afternoon and evening.

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Day 15 SANTIAGO–EASTER ISLAND

SANTIAGO Fly to Easter Island.
EASTER ISLAND Transfer to your hotel.

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Day 16 EASTER ISLAND

EASTER ISLAND Private guided sightseeing including Ahu Vaihu, where eight large moai lie in ruins, and the ancient burial site of Ahu Akahanga. Next, visit the quarry of Rano Raraku where 394 statues are found in various stages of completion. In the afternoon, visit Ahu Tongariki with 15 beautifully restored moai, and at Ahu Te Pito Kura, see the largest moai ever transported and erected. Last stop is Anakena Beach where King Hotu Matu’a first landed on Rapa Nui.

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Day 17 EASTER ISLAND

EASTER ISLAND This morning, your private tour visits the Rano Kau Volcano, with a caldera that contains one of the island’s freshwater lakes. At the nearby ceremonial village of Orongo, see the restored houses and remains of an ancient Ahu. Head to Ana Kai Tagata, an ancient cave with wall paintings on the rock. This afternoon, visit Ahu Akivi, with seven restored moais in the middle of the island. According to legend, the statues represent the seven scouts sent to Easter Island by King Hotu Matu’a. Finally, visit the Puna Pau topknot quarry with its red scoria stone, where the Pukaos on top of the moai were made.

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Day 18 EASTER ISLAND–SANTIAGO

EASTER ISLAND Fly to Santiago.
SANTIAGO Free time this evening.

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Day 19 SANTIAGO

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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 Tour Director

With GLOBUS, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of a Tour Director. We’d like you to meet one of our Tour Directors, who average over a decade of experience and are representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

JOSE CORDEIRO

Escorting tours for more than 15 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 CORDEIRO

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

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). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
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$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
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Rio de Janeiro
Iguassu Falls
Santiago

Rio de Janeiro

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: $$

Iguassu Falls

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: $$

Santiago

Concha y Toro Winery

Concha y Toro Winery

Take a tour of Concha y Toro Winery, one of the largest exporters of wines in Chile, and their vineyards.

Price Range: $$$

Chilean Folkloric Show & Dinner

Chilean Folkloric Show & Dinner

Enjoy a lively folklore show of Chilean music and dance along with a four-course dinner.

Price Range: $$$

Undurraga Winery

Undurraga Winery

Visit Undurraga Winery, where a local guide demonstrates how Chile's world-famous wine is produced.

Price Range: $$$



* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include International airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).

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