Spirit of South America (SA)

15 days from Rio de Janeiro to Lima

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Rum and rumba. Ruins and rainforests. Rio and revelry. This carefree vacation to South America has just the R&R you crave. From Brazil to Argentina to Peru, this tri-country tour of South America delivers a healthy dose of take-me-away scenery, sights, and sizzling culture. Sip caipirinhas at the top of Rio de Janeiro’s Sugar Loaf Mountain. Learn the sultry steps of the tango in breezy Buenos Aires. Put down your book and lose yourself in the real-life mystery of Machu Picchu. The health, wealth, and safe travels bestowed upon you at a traditional Mother Earth Ceremony in Peru’s Sacred Valley will come to fruition as you feel the magical mist of the roaring Iguassu Falls, taste the creative cuisine in the world-renowned culinary capital of Lima, and travel back five centuries as you stroll along the stone streets of the Inca capital of Cusco.

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Notes:

Maximum elevation on tour: 13,000 ft.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 7 dinners

 Itinerary

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

Day 1

ARRIVE IN RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL. Welcome to Rio de Janeiro! 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).

Day 2

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 3

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

ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Rio de Janeiro with an optional excursion to Petropolis, (mountain resort and 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–BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA. RIO DE JANEIRO Fly to Buenos Aires.
BUENOS AIRES Orientation tour with a Local Guide.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5

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 House), the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Teatro Colón Opera House. Visit the site of Eva Perón’s tomb at Recoleta Cemetery. Private [LF] Tango lesson followed by Argentine steak dinner and Tango show.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 6

BUENOS AIRES. BUENOS AIRES Free day.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 7

BUENOS AIRES–IGUASSU FALLS. BUENOS AIRES Fly to 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 with a Local Guide.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 8

IGUASSU FALLS–LIMA, PERU. IGUASSU FALLS Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide in Iguassu National Park on the Brazilian side of the falls. Fly to Lima, Peru.
LIMA Drive to your hotel.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch

Day 9

LIMA. LIMA Guided sightseeing includes the Plaza de Armas, the Government Palace, Cathedral, and San Francisco Monastery. [LF] This evening, guided sightseeing at the Larco Herrera Museum, which houses the largest private collection of Pre-Columbian Peruvian art in the world, followed by dinner at the museum.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 10

LIMA–CUSCO–SACRED VALLEY. LIMA Fly to Cusco.
SACRED VALLEY Guided Sightseeing by a Local Guide at the semi-circular Kenko Amphitheater and the ancient site of Puca Pucara followed by an [LF] El Pago a la Tierra (Mother Earth Ceremony) with local shaman. Free time for shopping in the old mountain village of Pisac with its famous market.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 11

SACRED VALLEY–MACHU PICCHU. SACRED VALLEY Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide to the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo. Visit to a [LF] local Peruvian home. Scenic ride on the Vistadome train through the Urubamba Valley.
MACHU PICCHU Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide at Machu Picchu. Pisco Sour demonstration and dinner at your nearby hotel.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 12

MACHU PICCHU–CUSCO. MACHU PICCHU Second included entrance to Machu Picchu. Afternoon train to the Sacred Valley. Transfer to Cusco.
Breakfast Breakfast Lunch Lunch

Day 13

CUSCO. CUSCO Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide includes visits to the Cathedral, Santo Domingo Monastery, and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman. Free time this afternoon before a farewell dinner.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 14

CUSCO–LIMA. CUSCO Fly to Lima.
LIMA Visit and tastings at a [LF] Peruvian food market. Free time this afternoon and evening.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 15

LIMA. 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.

MAURO RUBINSTEIN

Escorting tours for more than 15 years

"Born in Rio de Janeiro, I have been involved with professional travel for the last 20 years. I love helping people fulfill their travel dreams, and moreover I enjoy showing my country and continent. Most of all, I love to see a grin of satisfaction when it's time to say goodbye after a great tour."

Tour Director - MAURO RUBINSTEIN

 Accommodations

BUENOS AIRES

HILTON BUENOS AIRES

Hotel as shown or similar
Deluxe
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

CUSCO

CASA ANDINA PREMIUM CUSCO

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

IGUASSU FALLS

WISH RESORT

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

LIMA

HOTEL PULLMAN MIRAFLORES

Hotel as shown or similar
Moderate Deluxe
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

MACHU PICCHU

SUMAQ MACHU PICCHU HOTEL

Hotel as shown or similar
Moderate Deluxe
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

RIO DE JANEIRO

HILTON RIO COPACABANA

Hotel as shown or similar
Moderate Deluxe
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

SACRED VALLEY

CASA ANDINA PREMIUM VALLE SAGRADO HOTEL AND VILLAS

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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