South American Escape

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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, 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. (D)
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. Later, experience a SAMBA SHOW, where the sheer vitality of this country explodes in a colorful extravaganza. (B,D)
Day 3 - 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. (B)
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. 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! (B,D)
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. (B)
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 cafes. (B)
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 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 [LF] 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! (B,D)
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 [LF] 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. (B,L)
Day 9 - Buenos Aires. Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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      Tour Name   South American Escape
      Tour Code  
    SB
      Tour Duration    9 Days
      Start City:   Rio de Janeiro
      End City:   Buenos Aires
      Price From   USD $3,069.00   See in Cart
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    Land Start Date Price From:
    2017-01-10 USD $3,069.00 See in Cart
    2017-01-24 USD $3,069.00 See in Cart
    2017-02-07 USD $3,069.00 See in Cart
    2017-02-14 USD $3,069.00 See in Cart
    2017-02-21 USD $3,069.00 See in Cart
    2017-03-07 USD $3,069.00 See in Cart
    2017-03-14 USD $3,069.00 See in Cart
    2017-03-21 USD $3,069.00 See in Cart
    2017-03-28 USD $3,069.00 See in Cart
    2017-04-25 USD $3,069.00 See in Cart
      Dates & Prices do not include air travel.
      Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Globus, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments, starting at $1,591 (based on Miami, departure in March, 2015); or (2) intra-vacation air segments only. Required intra-vacation air segments: Rio de Janeiro/Iguassu Falls; Iguassu Falls/Buenos Aires. Air prices were effective on July 15, 2015 and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher.

      Prices based on double room occupancy.

      Single Room Supplement:
      $1,050

      Triple Room Reduction per person:
      $40

      Extra Nights per person in Rio de Janeiro:
      in single room $364; in twin room $188; in triple room $181

      Extra Nights per person in Buenos Aires:
      in single room $231; in twin room $121; in triple room $111

      2017 prices and itineraries are subject to change. Details will be available in July 2016.
     

    Features

    • City Highlights
    • 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; [LF] Tango lesson & show; farewell dinner; [LF] visit a local estancia

      Headsets throughout the tour
    • Launch Date
    • 07/14/15 8:00pm
    • Meals
    • Breakfast daily, 1 lunch, 4 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
    • Notes
    • 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.
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    • South American Escape
     
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