South American Escape With Amazon, Santiago & Easter Island

Day 1 - Arrive in Manaus, 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. (D)
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. (B,L,D)
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). (B,L,D)
Day 4 - Amazon Jungle - Rio de Janeiro. This morning, depart the Ecopark for a flight to Rio for an overnight. (B)
Day 5 - Rio de Janeiro. 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, [LF] toast the start of a memorable vacation from atop Sugar Loaf Mountain with caipirinhas, a favorite Brazilian cocktail, during a welcome cocktail party. Cap off the evening with a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (B,D)
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. (B,D)
Day 7 - 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. (B)
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! (B,D)
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. (B)
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 cafes. (B)
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 RECOLETA CEMETERY, burial site of Eva Peron. Next, learn how to make a traditional Argentinean dish during your [LF] EMPANADA COOKING CLASS. After an afternoon at leisure, top off the evening at a famous TANGO CLUB. Start with a [LF] 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! (B,D)
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 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. (B,L)
Day 13 - Buenos Aires - Santiago, Chile. Fly over the Andes to Santiago, Chile's capital, where you will be met at the airport by a Globus representative. This country is more than 10 times longer than wide, with 2,650 miles of beautiful Pacific coastline. (B,D)
Day 14 - Santiago. Step back into the 16th century as your Local Guide traces the city's history and heritage. Start at La Moneda, the official Government Palace, before visiting the Plaza de Armas, the main square, with a visit to the 18th-century CATHEDRAL. The afternoon and evening are at your leisure. This evening, consider the optional Chilean Folkloric Dinner Show. (B)
Day 15 - Santiago. Today is free to explore on your own or to take an optional excursion to the beautiful coastal region west of Santiago. Drive through the hills of Chile's wine country to the port of Valparaiso, then along the coast to Viña del Mar. This chic seaside resort with palm tree-lined avenues and lovely villas truly deserves the sobriquet "Pearl of the Pacific." (B)
Day 16 - Santiago - Easter Island. Fly from Santiago to Easter Island, considered the world's largest open-air museum. (B)
Day 17 - Easter Island. Two full days of sightseeing with a Local Guide on Easter Island include visits to the major Ahus of AHU VAIHU, AHU AKAHANGA, AHU TONGARIKI, TE PITO KURA, AHU VINAPU, and AHU AKIVI. Also visit the two volcanoes of RANO RARAKU and RANO KAU, the village of ORONGO, topknot-quarry PUNA PAU, as well as caves that were once inhabited. For a full description, please visit our website. (B , L on Day 17)
Day 18 - Easter Island. Two full days of sightseeing with a Local Guide on Easter Island include visits to the major Ahus of AHU VAIHU, AHU AKAHANGA, AHU TONGARIKI, TE PITO KURA, AHU VINAPU, and AHU AKIVI. Also visit the two volcanoes of RANO RARAKU and RANO KAU, the village of ORONGO, topknot-quarry PUNA PAU, as well as caves that were once inhabited. For a full description, please visit our website. (B , L on Day 17)
Day 19 - Easter Island - Santiago. Fly to Santiago for connections to your homebound flight. The flight from Easter Island arrives in Santiago late this evening and may require a post night in Santiago, depending on international flight schedules. (B)

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  Tour Name   South American Escape With Amazon, Santiago & Easter Island
  Tour Code  
SBY2
  Tour Duration    19 Days
  Start City:   Manaus
  End City:   Santiago
  Price From   USD $5,849.00   See in Cart
(not including airfare)
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Land Start Date Price From:
2017-09-15 USD $5,849.00 See in Cart
2017-10-06 USD $5,849.00 See in Cart
2017-10-13 USD $5,849.00 See in Cart
2017-10-20 USD $5,849.00 See in Cart
2017-11-03 USD $5,849.00 See in Cart
2017-12-01 USD $5,849.00 See in Cart
2018-01-26 USD $6,229.00 See in Cart
2018-02-16 USD $6,229.00 See in Cart
2018-02-23 USD $6,229.00 See in Cart
2018-03-02 USD $6,229.00 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 $2230 (based on Miami, departure in March, 2017); or (2) intra-vacation air segments only. Required intra-vacation air segments: Manaus/Rio de Janeiro; Rio de Janeiro/Iguassu Falls; Iguassu Falls/Buenos Aires; Buenos Aires/Santiago; Santiago/Easter Island; Easter Island/Santiago. Air prices were effective on July 13, 2016 and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher.

    Gratuities for Tour Director, driver, and Local guides are available for pre-purchase on the base vacation. For vacations that include an extension to the base, pre-paid gratuities only include the base portion. Any additional gratuities would need to be paid on trip. .

    Prices based on double room occupancy.

    Single Room Supplement:
    $1,970

    Triple Room Reduction per person:
    $140

    Extra Nights per person in Manaus:
    in single room $156; in twin room $83; in triple room $67

    Extra Nights per person in Santiago:
    in single room $236; in twin room $130; in triple room $127

    2018 prices and itineraries are subject to change. Details will be available in July 2017.
 

Features

  • City Highlights
  • BRAZILIAN AMAZON
    Guided city sightseeing; "Meeting of the Waters" cruise; visit the Manaus Opera House, a local market, 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 and [LF] Sugar Loaf cocktail party; 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 Recoleta Cemetery; [LF] empanada cooking class; [LF] Tango lesson & show; farewell dinner; [LF] visit a local estancia

    SANTIAGO
    Sightseeing with a Local Guide
    EASTER ISLAND
    Two days of sightseeing with a Local Guide
    Headsets throughout the tour
  • Launch Date
  • 07/12/16 8:00pm
  • Meals
  • Breakfast daily, 5 lunches, 8 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.
  • Title
  • South American Escape with Amazon, Santiago & Easter Island
 
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