South American Odyssey with Amazon & Peru

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Quadruple the sights, sounds, and sizzle on this South American vacation through four of the continent’s most scintillating countries. As you samba through Brazil, tango through Argentina, cueca through Chile, and dance the marinera through Peru, your toes will meet the liveliest of dance floors, the sandiest of beaches, and the most storied of streets. Guide...
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Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Very Easy
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • Rio de janeiro : Cable-car ride up Sugar Loaf Mountain and Sugar Loaf cocktail party; sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Corcovado Mountain and the cathedral; Churrascaria dinner
    • Iguassu falls : Sightseeing with a Local Guide on both the Brazilian and Argentinean sides of Iguassu National Park; Ecological Jungle Train
    • Buenos aires : Walking tour; visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and Recoleta Cemetery; empanada cooking class; Tango lesson & show; visit a local estancia
    • Bariloche: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; chairlift to Cerro Campanario; Andes lake crossing
    • Puerto montt : Sightseeing tour
    • Santiago : Guided city sightseeing; visit the cathedral; visit Concha y Toro Winery; farewell dinnerPERU
    • Sample the unique cultures of South America on this thrilling vacation, and experience an once-in-a-lifetime tour filled with spectacular scenery, sensuous dances and music, vibrant cities, fascinating history, and plenty of time to eat in local restaurants, shop for native wares, and sip local drinks
    • South America offers some spectacular scenery, including Iguassu Falls, located on the border of Brazil and Argentina

What's this trip about?

    Quadruple the sights, sounds, and sizzle on this South American vacation through four of the continent’s most scintillating countries. As you samba through Brazil, tango through Argentina, cueca through Chile, and dance the marinera through Peru, your toes will meet the liveliest of dance floors, the sandiest of beaches, and the most storied of streets. Guided visits to the vibrant cities of Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Santiago, and Lima are perfectly balanced with quieter excursions to lush rainforests, chic waterfront resorts in Patagonia, and even a rural Argentine ranch where you can saddle a horse and be a beret-wearing gaucho for the day. Traditional open-fire barbecues and crispy empanadas will satisfy your cowboy cravings throughout your South American journey, while witnessing both sides of thundering Iguassu Falls, cruising Patagonian fjords beneath the soaring peaks of the Andes and visiting Chile’s renowned wine country will quench your thirst for scenic adventure. Your South American vacation wouldn’t be complete without sipping a Pisco sour and drinking in the wonder of Machu Picchu. See the ruins of the Lost City and the Sacred Valley, and the cultural uprising of “it” cities Lima and Cusco. Looking for the perfect introduction to sensational South America? How about the “Meeting of the Waters” where the chocolate-hued 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 in Brazil’s Amazon.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start City MANAUS, BRAZIL
End CityLIMA

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • South America
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Peru

Attractions

  • Bariloche
  • Buenos Aires
  • Cusco
  • Lima
  • Machu Picchu
  • Manaus
  • Puerto Varas
  • Sacred Valley
  • Santiago

Activities

  • Culture

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Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: ARRIVE IN MANAUS, BRAZIL

Welcome to Manaus! Settle into your hotel with time to explore on your own.

Day 2: MANAUS–AMAZON JUNGLE

Rivers of Life Today your “Meeting of the Waters” tour passes the impressive British-built Customs House and the floating port. Cruise on the chocolate-hued Rio Negro to its confluence with the yellow-gray Rio Solimões, where the two rivers form the mighty Amazon. F...

Day 3: AMAZON JUNGLE

Monkey Business Accompanied by a Naturalist, enjoy a guided walk to see the flora and fauna that thrive in the Amazon. After lunch, sail up the river to visit an Amazon native Caboclo Village to learn about their traditions and culture. Also, try your hand at piranh...

Day 4: AMAZON JUNGLE–MANAUS–RIO DE JANEIRO

Brazilian Boomtown This morning, depart the Ecopark for Manaus. Take a guided sightseeing tour to explore the city’s vestiges of its glory days during the rubber boom. See the famed Opera House, built in 1896 with materials imported from Europe. Visit a local market...

Day 5: RIO DE JANEIRO

Reaching New Heights After free time this morning, meet your Tour Director at 3:30pm for a drive along Ipanema and Copacabana beaches to the base of 1,300-foot-high Sugarloaf Mountain. Ascend by cable car to its summit, where you can take in spectacular vistas of the...

Day 6: RIO DE JANEIRO

Heavenly Views The city’s landmark, the statue of Christ the Redeemer, crowns Corcovado Mountain, a rounded peak rising 2,300 feet from the bay below. A scenic ride by cog railway leads to the top, where a breathtaking 360-degree panorama affords sweeping views. From...

Day 7: RIO DE JANEIRO

Beaches, Boutiques & Bites A full day at leisure to enjoy Rio. Relax on one of the world-famous beaches or take advantage of the world-class shopping or fine dining. (Breakfast)

FREE TIME TIPS EXPLORE MORE Spend free time in Rio de Janeiro with an optiona...

Day 8: RIO DE JANEIRO–IGUASSU FALLS

What a Rush! 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. Head into Brazil’s Iguassu National Park to enjoy the magnific...

Day 9: IGUASSU FALLS

Taking the Plunge Today, journey across the Brazilian border by motorcoach 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...

Day 10: IGUASSU FALLS–BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

The Boulevards of Buenos Aires This morning, cross the Brazilian border into Argentina by motorcoach to transfer to the Cataratas del Iguazu International Airport for your flight to Buenos Aires. After arriving, an orientation walk acquaints you with the “Paris of So...

Day 11: BUENOS AIRES

Dining, Dancing & Dazzling Your sightseeing starts in La Boca, a vibrant district and site of the city’s first port. Take a short walking tour of this unique enclave and then on to San Telmo, famous for its late-colonial buildings and a popular gathering spot for...

Day 12: BUENOS AIRES

Ranch Life Today, head into the heart of the pampas (grasslands) and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of rural, country life at a working [LF] Argentina estancia (ranch). After a traditional welcome with empanadas and local beverages, get acquainted with the life...

Day 13: BUENOS AIRES–BARILOCHE

Patagonian Pleasures Fly south to Bariloche in Patagonia on the shores of fjord-like Lago Nahuel Huapi in the heart of Argentina’s Lake District. Arrive in the early evening and join your Tour Director for a leisurely stroll through the picturesque town. See the cit...

Day 14: BARILOCHE

Alpine Treasures This chic alpine resort boasts some of the most glorious scenery in the country. Cameras should be ready for today’s guided sightseeing including a chairlift ride to a lookout point at Cerro Campanario. You’ll want to capture the vistas of surroundin...

Day 15: BARILOCHE–PUERTO BLEST–PUERTO VARAS, CHILE

Peak Perfection Set out today for your [LF] Andes Lake crossing! Board a boat for the cruise across Lago Nahuel Huapi to Puerto Blest. Proceed by motorcoach and see emerald lakes, thick pine forests, and the snow-capped peaks of the Andes Mountains. Look out for soar...

Day 16: PUERTO VARAS–PUERTO MONTT–SANTIAGO

Summits & Seas Your morning tour of the nearby seaport of Puerto Montt in Chilean Patagonia takes you to the harbor brimming with fishing vessels and along a busy waterfront lined with seafood stalls. Transfer to the airport for your flight north to Santiago. Per...

Day 17: SANTIAGO

Toasts of the Town Today, your Local Guide traces the city’s history and heritage on a guided city tour. Start at La Moneda, the official Government Palace, before heading to the Plaza de Armas, the main square, with a visit to the 18th-century cathedral. Continue in...

Day 18: SANTIAGO

Hasta Luego, Chile The day is free for independent activities. You may want to take advantage of an optional excursion to the beautiful coastal region west of Santiago. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner to celebrate a great touring adventur...

Day 19: SANTIAGO–LIMA, PERU

Welcome to Peru! Fly to the modern city of Lima today where you will be met by your Globus representative. The remainder of your day is free to relax. (Breakfast)

Day 20: LIMA

Plazas & Pre-Columbian Treasure Guided sightseeing includes the Plaza de Armas, the Government Palace, Cathedral, and the 18th-century San Francisco Monastery with its unique cloisters. This evening, take a short drive to the [LF] Larco Herrera Museum to see so...

Day 21: LIMA–CUSCO–SACRED VALLEY

Inca Ingenuity Fly to Cusco and spend the day in the Sacred Valley of the Incas and visit the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, a fortress of gigantic stones with some blocks weighing more than 350 tons. Also, see the semi-circular Kenko Amphitheater and the ancient site of Pu...

Day 22: SACRED VALLEY–MACHU PICCHU

The Lost City This morning, visit the Inca Fortress of Ollantaytambo, followed by [LF] a visit to a local home to meet some of the area’s families and experience their way of life in the Sacred Valley. Then, board the Vistadome train for a scenic journey through the ...

Day 23: MACHU PICCHU–CUSCO

Here Comes the Sun A morning at leisure in Machu Picchu allows you to wake up early to see the sunrise over Machu Picchu with your second included entrance to the ruins. After lunch, return to the Sacred Valley by train and continue to Cusco. (Breakfast,Lunch)

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Day 24: CUSCO

Sun Worship & Spanish Conquests On your guided sightseeing tour of Cusco today, learn more about the Inca and Spanish influence. Begin at the heart of Cusco in the Plaza de Armas (main square), with a visit to the imposing cathedral, where construction began in 1...

Day 25: CUSCO–LIMA

At Leisure in Lima A short flight returns you to Lima, where the remainder of your day is free to explore. (Breakfast)

FREE TIME TIPS EXPLORE MORE Now is the time to fill your plate with the mouth-watering Peruvian culinary specialties to indulge the palate wit...

Day 26: LIMA

Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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Hotel Blue Tree Premium ManausLocated in the Adrianopolis district of Manaus nearby the Amazonas shopping center, the Hotel Blue Tree Premium Manaus features a rooftop pool with views of the city, on-site restaurant, bar, fitness center, and sauna.ManausBrazilAv Umberto Calderaro Filho, 817 - AdrianopolisEcopark Jungle LodgeInside 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.ManausBrazilAmazonSheraton Grand Rio Hotel and ResortBeautifully 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.Rio de JaneiroBrazilAvenida Niemeyer 121Bourbon Cataratas HotelThe Bourbon Cataratas Resort Hotel, is strategically located near the main tourist sites of Iguassu. Exclusive and professional staff take care of every detail.Iguassu FallsBrazilRodovia Das Cataratas KM 2,5Loi Suites Recoleta Located 1.2 miles between Florida and Corrientes Avenue, Loi Suites offers opulent suites amidst the French homes and palaces of Recoleta. The English winter garden is where afternoon tea is served. The stylish, soft gray or beige rooms at the Loi Suites Recoleta Hotel include French windows that open to gardens. Each has a CD player, satellite TV, and air conditioning. Breakfast with croissants and a cheese plate are available to guests, and both are served in the garden. Fine dining and wines are offered at La Fuente. The Loi Suites' amenities include a gym and an indoor pool. Buenos AiresArgentinaVicente Lopez 1955 RecoletaNH Bariloche EdelweissBuilt in 1970 and refurbished recently, the Edelweiss Hotel is a modern first class property. A large lobby with fireplace, cozy lounge and reading corners awaits visitors. Amenities include a restaurant, bar, pool on the 7th floor, gym, full service spa, room service, and laundry service.BarilocheArgentinaSan Martin Ave 202Radisson Puerto VarasSituated in the heart of the city beside Lake Llanquihue, the Radisson Hotel offers stunning views of the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes along with easy access to popular attractions. Featuring German-influenced architecture blended with rich wooden fixtures and classic stonework accents, the hotel's atmosphere is warm and inviting. Guests can enjoy the indoor pool, spa, complimentary Wi-Fi, and on-site restaurant. Puerto VarasChileDel Salvador 24, esquina Av CosteneraSheraton Santiago Hotel & Convention CenterThis contemporary hotel is ideally located within minutes of some of the city's best shopping areas, restaurants, and attractions. 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 access to medical services.SantiagoChileAve Santa Maria 1742Hotel Pullman Miraflores The Pullman Miraflores hotel combins lifestyle and design for business and leisure. Located in the exclusive Miraflores district, near the Pacific Ocean, this hotel is not far from Larcomar shopping center. With over 236 rooms, Plural lounge restaurant, gym, pool and a spectacular Rooftop Bar the Pullman Miraflores offers an amazing place to stay and relax. LimaPeruC. Juan Fanning 515 - 525Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado Hotel and VillasThe Casa Andina Premium Collection hotel in the Sacred Valley is a luxurious and satisfying retreat. Combining fine food, comfortable rooms, and personalized attention, it is the Valley's most complete hotel. In addition to a spa, a fitness center, and romantic dining, this hotel is best known for providing panoramic views of the Andes in every room. This charming mountain chalet-style hotel adds style and comfort to the already stunning atmosphere of Peru's Sacred Valley.Urubamba ValleyPeru5to Paradero YanahuaraSumaq Machu Picchu HotelThe Sumaq Hotel is located at the foot of the Machu Picchu ruins and boasts an Andean health spa, bar, restaurant, gift shop, and business center.Machu PicchuPeruAv Hermanos Ayar Mz 1 Lote 3Casa Andina Premium CuscoA beautifully renovated 18th-century manor house is located 3 blocks from Cusco's Plaza de Armas. The hotel is distinguished by its 3 interior patios with wooden balconies. The principal patio, featuring a gurgling stone fountain, is one of Cusco's emblematic colonial courtyards. Amenities include a gourmet restaurant, bar, reading room, room service, gift shop, and laundry service.CuscoPeruPlazoleta Limacpampa Chico 473,

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