South America Getaway with Santiago


  • 12 days

  • Central and South America

tour : SBE

Overview

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Magnificent scenery, vibrant dances, cosmopolitan cuisine, friendly people, and awe-inspiring sights—all this and more await you on this wonderful vacation to South America! Discover three of the great cities—Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Santiago—at a relaxed pace. In Rio, sip caipirinhas, a popular Brazilian cocktail from atop Sugar Loaf Mountain; visit the Christ the Redeemer statue; and walk on famous Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches. In Buenos Aires, dance the Tango; see the Cemetery of the Recoleta, where Eva Peron is buried; and hear more about her life. In Santiago, step back into the 16th century as you trace the city’s colonial history and heritage. Santiago sits with the snowcapped Andes Mountains as a backdrop, and it offers lovely cafés, shops, and attractions. On this tour, you’ll have plenty of free time in each city to explore and experience the varied restaurants, shops, and optional excursions.

A trip highlight is Iguassu Falls, one of the most spectacular sights on earth. Meaning “Big Water” in the local dialect, there are 275 falls that cover a distance of over a mile and a half. A photograph cannot accurately portray this breathtaking sight—you must experience it for yourself! Hear the deafening roar and admire the brilliant rainbows created by the clouds of spray.

These are just some of the many highlights from this amazing tour. From the vibrant cities to the scenic beauty, this vacation to South America is an opportunity of a lifetime.

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2021 Tour itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Total meals included:

  • 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners

ARRIVE IN RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL.

Day
1

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

RIO DE JANEIRO.

Day
2

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

RIO DE JANEIRO.

Day
3

RIO DE JANEIRO Free day.
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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

RIO DE JANEIRO–IGUASSU FALLS.

Day
4

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

IGUASSU FALLS.

Day
5

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

IGUASSU FALLS–BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA.

Day
6

IGUASSU FALLS Fly to Buenos Aires.
BUENOS AIRES Orientation tour.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

BUENOS AIRES.

Day
7

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

BUENOS AIRES.

Day
8

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

BUENOS AIRES–SANTIAGO

Day
9

BUENOS AIRES Fly to Santiago.
SANTIAGO Meet your Monograms representative. Free time this afternoon.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SANTIAGO

Day
10

SANTIAGO Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Government Palace, Plaza de Armas, San Cristobal Hill, and the Cathedral. Free time this afternoon and evening.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SANTIAGO

Day
11

SANTIAGO Free day.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SANTIAGO

Day
12

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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