South American Odyssey

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 favourite 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. Later today, you may wish to join an optional trip to a local favela, where you can see a different perspective of life in Brazil. 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 you may 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, which is 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 cataracts. 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 of 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. Enjoy a full day at leisure, with an optional excursion to cruise the Tigre Delta. Drive through the northern district and outskirts of the city to get to Tigre, a charming resort where a great number of summer residences and yachting and rowing clubs concentrate the weekend activities of many locals. Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the innumerable channels of the Parana Delta to see some of the hundreds of islands covered with luxuriant vegetation. (B)
Day 10 - Buenos Aires - Bariloche. 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, with time to enjoy a leisurely stroll through the picturesque town center. See the city hall, the clock tower in Municipality Square, and the famous chocolate factories. (B,D)
Day 11 - Bariloche. 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 surrounding lakes and Andes mountain peaks. The tour continues with a leisurely drive around the Llao Llao Peninsula, Lago Moreno, and Lopez Bay. (B,L)
Day 12 - Bariloche - Puerto Varas, Chile. 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 snowcapped peaks of the Andes Mountains. Look out for soaring Osorno Volcano as you cross Lago Todos los Santos by CATAMARAN. Skirt the southern shore of Lago Llanquihue on the way to Puerto Varas. Drive to your hotel along the rosebush-lined streets of this lakeside resort. (B,L,D)
Day 13 - Puerto Varas - Puerto Montt - Santiago. 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. Perched between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes, Santiago has evolved as the country's political, commercial, and cultural capital. Tonight, dinner is at the hotel. (B,D)
Day 14 - Santiago. 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 into Chile's nearby wine region and visit one of Chile's oldest wineries, CONCHA Y TORO. A guided tour uncovers the vine-to-wine process that produces some of the world's finest wines. This evening, you may opt to join a Chilean Folkloric Dinner Show. (B)
Day 15 - Santiago. 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. Drive through the hills of Chile's wine country to the historic port of Valparaiso, and continue along the coast to nearby Viña del Mar. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner to celebrate a great touring adventure. (B,D)
Day 16 - Santiago. Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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  Tour Name   South American Odyssey
  Tour Code  
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  Tour Duration    16 Days
  Start City:   Rio de Janeiro
  End City:   Santiago
  Price From   USD $5,409.00   See in Cart
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Pricing (Per Person)

Land Start Date Price From:
2017-01-10 USD $5,409.00 See in Cart
2017-01-24 USD $5,409.00 See in Cart
2017-02-07 USD $5,409.00 See in Cart
2017-02-14 USD $5,409.00 See in Cart
2017-03-07 USD $5,409.00 See in Cart
2017-03-14 USD $5,409.00 See in Cart
2017-03-21 USD $5,409.00 See in Cart
2017-03-28 USD $5,409.00 See in Cart
2017-04-25 USD $5,409.00 See in Cart
2017-05-09 USD $5,409.00 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 $1,864 (based on Miami, departure in March, 2016); or (2) intra-vacation air segments only. Required intra-vacation air segments: Rio de Janeiro/Iguassu Falls; Iguassu Falls/Buenos Aires; Buenos Aires/Bariloche; Puerto Montt/Santiago. 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:
    $1,750

    Triple Room Reduction per person:
    $105

    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 Santiago:
    in single room $236; in twin room $130; in triple room $127

    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 Recoleta Cemetery; [LF] Tango lesson & show; [LF] visit a local estancia

    BARILOCHE
    Sightseeing with a Local Guide; chairlift to Cerro Campanario; [LF] Andes lake crossing
    PUERTO MONTT
    Sightseeing tour
    SANTIAGO
    Guided city sightseeing; visit the cathedral; visit Concha Y Toro Winery; farewell dinner
    Headsets throughout the tour
  • Launch Date
  • 07/14/15 8:00pm
  • Meals
  • Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 8 three-course dinners including a welcome dinner & churrascaria dinner with Samba show in Rio, a Tango & dinner show in Buenos Aires, and farewell dinner in Santiago
  • 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 Odyssey
 
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