South America Getaway (SB)

9 days from Rio de Janeiro 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.

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

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, 1 Lunch, 3 Dinners

 Itinerary

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

Day 1

ARRIVE IN RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZILWelcome to Rio de Janeiro! At 3:30pm, meet your Tour Director for a drive along Ipanema and Copacabana beaches.
RIO DE JANEIRO Cable-car ascent to the summit of Sugar Loaf Mountain for spectacular views and a sunset cocktail party to LF sample caipirinhas (the famous Brazilian rum drink).

Day 2

RIO DE JANEIRORIO 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 3

RIO DE JANEIRORIO 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 4

RIO DE JANEIRO–IGUASSU FALLSRIO 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 5

IGUASSU FALLSIGUASSU 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 6

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

Day 7

BUENOS AIRESBUENOS 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 8

BUENOS AIRESBUENOS 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 9

BUENOS AIRESYour 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

FERNANDO CASARIEGO

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

"Born and raised in Buenos Aires, I studied English in London, French in Paris, Italian in Siena, and Tourism with the focus on the American market in Rio de Janeiro. I have been a Tour Director for more than 30 years, and enjoy helping guests better understand the customs, cultures, and people. The friendships that are created within each group lead to an energy that revitalizes me, bringing happiness and satisfaction to the end of each tour."

Tour Director -  FERNANDO CASARIEGO

 Accommodations

RIO DE JANEIRO

SHERATON GRAND RIO HOTEL AND RESORT

Hotel as shown or similar
Deluxe
  Free Wifi

IGUASSU FALLS

WISH RESORT

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
  Free Wifi

BUENOS AIRES

HILTON BUENOS AIRES

Hotel as shown or similar
Deluxe
  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

Contact your Travel Consultant for more information.
Price Ranges

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



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