South American Odyssey with Amazon & Easter Island (SGY2)

23 days from Manaus to Santiago

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Triple the sights, sounds, and sizzle on this South American vacation through three of the continent’s most scintillating countries. As you samba through Brazil, tango through Argentina, and cueca through Chile, your toes will meet the liveliest of dance floors, the sandiest of beaches, and the most storied of streets. Guided visits to the vibrant cities of Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Santiago are perfectly balanced with quieter excursions to lush rainforests, chic waterfront resorts in Patagonia, and even a rural Argentine ranch where you can saddle a horse and be a beret-wearing gaucho for the day. Traditional open-fire barbecues and crispy empanadas will satisfy your cowboy cravings throughout your South American journey, while witnessing both sides of thundering Iguassu Falls, cruising Patagonian fjords beneath the soaring peaks of the Andes, and visiting Chile’s renowned wine country will quench your thirst for scenic adventure.

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.

Leave no stone uncovered on the hunt for archeological treasures on the world’s most isolated inhabited island. Home to the world’s largest open-air museum and nearly 1,000 mysterious Moai statues, Chile’s Easter Island is an intriguing extension to your South America vacation.

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

BRAZIL'S AMAZON
Guided city sightseeing, visit the 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; [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

EASTER ISLAND
Two days of guided sightseeing

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, 6 lunches, 10 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

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 site of Eva Perón’s tomb 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–BARILOCHE. BUENOS AIRES Fly to Bariloche in Patagonia in the heart of Argentina’s Lake District.
BARILOCHE Orientation walk with a Local Guide includes city hall, Municipality Square clock tower, and chocolate factories.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 14

BARILOCHE. BARILOCHE Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a scenic chairlift ride to Cerro Campanario summit for views of the Andean peaks, Llao Llao Peninsula, Lago Moreno, and Lopez Bay. Lunch at a local restaurant. Free time this afternoon and evening.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch

Day 15

BARILOCHE–PUERTO BLEST–PUERTO VARAS, CHILE. BARILOCHE [LF] Andes Lake crossing from glacial fjord Lago Nahuel Huapi to Puerto Blest.
PUERTO BLEST Scenic drive through pine forests and mountains en route to Lago Todos los Santos. Catamaran cruise into Chile past Osorno Volcano, along Lago Llanquihue en route to Puerto Varas in Chilean Patagonia.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch Dinner Dinner

Day 16

PUERTO VARAS–PUERTO MONTT–SANTIAGO. PUERTO MONTT Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide includes seaport fish market and downtown. Fly to Santiago.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 17

SANTIAGO. SANTIAGO Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Government Palace, Plaza de Armas, San Cristobal Hill, and the Cathedral. Guided tour and tasting at Concha Y Toro Winery.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 18

SANTIAGO. SANTIAGO Free day before a farewell dinner this evening.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Santiago with an excursion to Valparaiso and Viña del Mar. 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 19

SANTIAGO–EASTER ISLAND. SANTIAGO Fly to Easter Island.
EASTER ISLAND Transfer to your hotel.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 20

EASTER ISLAND. EASTER ISLAND Private guided sightseeing including Ahu Vaihu, where eight large moai lie in ruins, and the ancient burial site of Ahu Akahanga. Next, visit the quarry of Rano Raraku where 394 statues are found in various stages of completion. In the afternoon, visit Ahu Tongariki with 15 beautifully restored moai, and at Ahu Te Pito Kura, see the largest moai ever transported and erected. Last stop is Anakena Beach where King Hotu Matu’a first landed on Rapa Nui.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch

Day 21

EASTER ISLAND. EASTER ISLAND This morning, your private tour visits the Rano Kau Volcano, with a caldera that contains one of the island’s freshwater lakes. At the nearby ceremonial village of Orongo, see the restored houses and remains of an ancient Ahu. Head to Ana Kai Tagata, an ancient cave with wall paintings on the rock. This afternoon, visit Ahu Akivi, with seven restored moais in the middle of the island. According to legend, the statues represent the seven scouts sent to Easter Island by King Hotu Matu’a. Finally, visit the Puna Pau topknot quarry with its red scoria stone, where the Pukaos on top of the moai were made.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 22

EASTER ISLAND–SANTIAGO. EASTER ISLAND Fly to Santiago.
SANTIAGO Free time this evening.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 23

SANTIAGO. Your vacation 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

BARILOCHE

ALMA DEL LAGO SUITES & SPA

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

BRAZILIAN AMAZON

ECOPARK JUNGLE LODGE

Hotel as shown or similar
Best Available
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

BUENOS AIRES

HILTON BUENOS AIRES

Hotel as shown or similar
Deluxe
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

EASTER ISLAND

HOTEL TAHA TAI

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

This island oasis is ideally located minutes from town and features a fresh ambiance. Each of the 40 rooms is equipped with air-conditioning, direct-dial telephone, and Internet connection. The hotel features a Chilean inspired restaurant and bar, swimming pool, and laundry services.

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

PUERTO VARAS

RADISSON PUERTO VARAS

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior 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.

SANTIAGO

HYATT CENTRIC LAS CONDES SANTIAGO

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  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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