South American Odyssey with Easter Island (UK version with 1 pre-night Rio)


  • 20 days

  • Central and South America

tour : SG90

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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.

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.

Small Group Discovery

Each Globus South America tour is limited to an average of just 20 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus escorted vacation, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery vacation is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

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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:

  • 19 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 7 dinners

ARRIVE IN RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL.

Day
1

Welcome to Rio de Janeiro!

RIO DE JANEIRO.

Day
2

RIO DE JANEIRO Free time this morning. 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 sample caipirinhas (the famous Brazilian rum drink).

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

RIO DE JANEIRO.

Day
3

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
4

RIO DE JANEIRO Free day.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

RIO DE JANEIRO–IGUASSU FALLS.

Day
5

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
6

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
7

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

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

BUENOS AIRES.

Day
8

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

BUENOS AIRES.

Day
9

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–BARILOCHE.

Day
10

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

BARILOCHE.

Day
11

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

BARILOCHE–PUERTO BLEST–PUERTO VARAS, CHILE.

Day
12

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

PUERTO VARAS–PUERTO MONTT–SANTIAGO.

Day
13

PUERTO MONTT Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide includes seaport fish market and downtown. Fly to Santiago.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SANTIAGO.

Day
14

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SANTIAGO.

Day
15

SANTIAGO Free day before a farewell dinner this evening.
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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

SANTIAGO–EASTER ISLAND.

Day
16

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

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

EASTER ISLAND.

Day
17

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

EASTER ISLAND.

Day
18

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.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

EASTER ISLAND–SANTIAGO.

Day
19

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

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

SANTIAGO

Day
20

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

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