South America Getaway with Amazon (SBQ)

13 days from Manaus to Buenos Aires

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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.

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

BRAZILIAN AMAZON
Guided city sightseeing, visit the Manaus Opera House and a local market; “Meeting of the Waters” cruise; visit 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; sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Corcovado Mountain and the cathedral; Churrascaria dinner

IGUASSU FALLS
[LF] Stay inside Iguassu National Park at the famous Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas; 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

Notes:

  • 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.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 6 dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

ARRIVE IN MANAUS, BRAZIL. Welcome to Manaus! Meet your Monograms representative at your hotel.
Dinner Dinner

Day 2

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

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.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

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.
Breakfast Breakfast

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 [LF] sample caipirinhas (the famous Brazilian rum drink).
Breakfast Breakfast

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.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 7

RIO DE JANEIRO. RIO DE JANEIRO Free day.
Breakfast Breakfast

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.

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.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

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.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10

IGUASSU FALLS–BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA. IGUASSU FALLS Fly to Buenos Aires.
BUENOS AIRES Orientation tour.
Breakfast Breakfast

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 [LF] empanada cooking class. Private [LF] Tango lesson followed by Argentine steak dinner and Tango show.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

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.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch

Day 13

BUENOS AIRES. Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is 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

BRAZILIAN AMAZON

ECOPARK JUNGLE LODGE

Hotel as shown or similar
Best Available
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

Inside 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.

BUENOS AIRES

HILTON BUENOS AIRES

Hotel as shown or similar
Deluxe
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

IGUASSU FALLS

WISH RESORT

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

MANAUS

HOTEL BLUE TREE PREMIUM MANAUS

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

RIO DE JANEIRO

SHERATON RIO HOTEL AND TOWERS

Hotel as shown or similar
Deluxe
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

Beautifully 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.

 Optional Excursions

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Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)



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