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South America Tour

13 Nights / 14 Days tour package at USD 4069 per person
Destinations Covered: Rio De Janeiro - Buenos Aires - Iguassu Falls - Lima - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Cusco (SA) / 2013
 

Explore the beauty of South America during this exhilarating vacation to Brazil, Argentina, and Peru. Visit its cosmopolitan and lively cities as well as its ancient treasures and scenic highlights. Start in Rio de Janeiro, a vibrant, bustling city known for its beautiful beaches and beautiful people. The birthplace of Samba, Rio’s vitality comes alive as you experience its sights, sounds, and flavors. In Lima, your sightseeing focuses on its rich colonial history. Buenos Aires is regarded as the Paris of South America with its chic shopping, French architecture, outdoor cafés, legendary nightlife, and cosmopolitan cuisine. It is famous for its sensuous Tango dance, and you’ll see a Tango show and learn more about this passionate dance on your Globus tour.
Be amazed as you view the spectacular panoramic views of many of the 275 cataracts that make up Iguassu Falls—with its clouds of spray, incessant roar, and surrounding tropical growth. Of course, no vacation to South America is complete without a visit to the marvelous structures built by the Incas, including the semi-circular Kenko Amphitheater and Puca Pucara. You’ll visit Machu Picchu, where you’ll stand in awe as you witness the ancient ruins surrounded by soaring peaks—one of the most majestic images in South America. You’ll also visit the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, a fortress built in the early 12th century with stones weighing more than 350 tons. 

 

Rates and Dates (Rates per person on US Dollars):

Tour Start Date Return Date Price Per Person
22-Jan-2013 05-Feb-2013 USD 4069
19-Feb-2013 05-Mar-2013
05-Mar-2013 19-Mar-2013
 
19-Mar-2013 02-Apr-2013 USD 4069
02-Apr-2013 16-Apr-2013
16-Apr-2013 30-Apr-2013
14-May-2013 28-May-2013
 
28-May-2013 11-Jun-2013 USD 4069
25-Jun-2013 09-Jul-2013
09-Jul-2013 23-Jul-2013
06-Aug-2013 20-Aug-2013
 
17-Sep-2013 01-Oct-2013 USD 4069
01-Oct-2013 15-Oct-2013
15-Oct-2013 29-Oct-2013
 
29-Oct-2013 12-Nov-2013 USD 4069
12-Nov-2013 26-Nov-2013
26-Nov-2013 10-Dec-2013
   
Hotels:

Rio De Janeiro: Sheraton Rio Hotel & Towers (D)

Buenos Aires: Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel & Towers (MD)

Iguassu Falls: Hotel Mabu Thermas (F)

Lima: Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores (SF)

Sacred Valley: Casa Andina Private Collection Sacred Valley (SF)

Machu Picchu: Hotel Sumaq (F)

Cusco: Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco (SF)

 
Itinerary

Day 1:Arrive in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Welcome to South America’s largest and most populous country. This afternoon, meet your Tour Director and fellow traveling companions for a drive along famous Ipanema and Copacabana Beaches to the base of 1,300-foot-high SUGAR LOAF MOUNTAIN. Ascend by cable car to its summit, where you can savor spectacular vistas of the city. Next, enjoy a special COCKTAIL PARTY on the beach, toasting the start of a memorable vacation with caipirinhas, a favorite Brazilian cocktail. Enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel. (D)

Day 2: Rio de Janeiro
The city’s landmark, the statue of Christ the Redeemer, crowns CORCOVADO MOUNTAIN, a rounded peak rising 2,300 feet from the bay below. A scenic ride by cog railway leads to the top, where a breathtaking 360-degree panorama affords sweeping views. From here, proceed to bustling downtown Rio, where modern office towers stand next to relics of the Portuguese colonial past. View the Sambodromo and visit the CATHEDRAL. The afternoon is at leisure for you to experience this vibrant city on your own. Tonight, it’s a fun outing to a CHURRASCARIA for a feast of barbecued meats marinated and roasted over charcoal in true Brazilian style, followed by a SAMBA SHOW, where the sheer vitality of this country explodes in a colorful extravaganza. (B,D)

Day 3: Rio de Janeiro
A full day at leisure to savor Rio. Relax on one of the world-famous beaches or take advantage of the world-class shopping or fine dining. Alternatively, you may choose to join an optional Guanabara Bay cruise that delivers gorgeous views of Rio from the harbor. This afternoon, sightseers might elect to discover historic Petropolis, a mountain resort and the former summer palace of Emperor Dom Pedro II. (B)

Day 4: Rio de Janeiro – Buenos Aires
Fly to Buenos Aires, proud capital of the vast country that occupies most of the southern part of the continent. After arriving at your central hotel, an orientation walk acquaints you with the “Paris of South America” and its wide boulevards and outdoor cafés. Spend an evening at leisure. (B)

Day 5: Buenos Aires
Your included sightseeing this morning starts in La Boca, a colorful district and site of the city’s first port. Take a short walking TOUR of this unique neighborhood at the mouth of the river and then on to San Telmo, famous for its late-colonial buildings and as a popular gathering spot for artists. At the Plaza de Mayo, see La Casa Rosada (the President’s Pink House) and the METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL, which houses San Martin’s Mausoleum. Drive past the ornate Colon Opera House before reaching the CEMETERY OF THE RECOLETA, burial site of Eva Peron. After an afternoon at leisure, savor the atmosphere of this cosmopolitan capital at a dinner featuring Argentine steaks and other local specialties. Top off the evening at a famous TANGO CLUB to enjoy flawless performances of Latin America’s most sensuous dance—the Tango. (B,D)

Day 6: Buenos Aires
Enjoy a full day at leisure, with an optional excursion to the Pampas. Experience the atmosphere of Argentine country life as you visit an estancia (ranch). Get acquainted with the lifestyle of the gauchos and enjoy a barbecue lunch and the warm hospitality of your hosts before returning to the city. (B)

Day 7: Buenos Aires – Iguassu Falls
This morning, fly to IGUASSU FALLS. The spectacle of this 2-mile-wide torrential downpour—with some cataracts as high as 250 feet—is nothing short of hypnotic. The clouds of spray, the incessant roar, and the surrounding luxuriant tropical growth make this an unforgettable natural wonder. Upon arrival, journey to the Argentinean side of the falls and take the ECOLOGICAL JUNGLE TRAIN for a bird’s-eye view from the catwalks perched over part of the Devil’s Throat, where 14 falls drop over 300 feet into the Devil’s Gorge below. Continue to your hotel this evening for an included dinner. (B,D)

Day 8: Iguassu Falls – Lima, Peru
Today is dedicated to exploring the Brazilian side of the FALLS from a completely different vantage point than in Argentina. A walk along the pathway at the base of the falls takes you into the Devil’s Throat Canyon, with spectacular panoramic views of many of the 275 cataracts that make up Iguassu Falls. Later today, fly to Lima, Peru. (B)

Day 9: Lima
Your city sightseeing TOUR focuses on Lima’s rich colonial history as well as the modern city. See the 18th-century SAN FRANCISCO MONASTERY with its unique cloisters, Government Palace, and the cathedral situated around the vast Plaza de Armas. Then, take a short drive to the seaside suburb of Miraflores. (B)

Day 10: Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley
Fly to Cusco, the impressive Andean city that was once the capital of the Inca Empire. Spend the day in the Sacred Valley of the Incas and visit the semi-circular KENKO Amphitheater with its stone altars and labyrinth of passages. Stop at the ancient site of PUCA PUCARA before reaching the TEMPLE OF SACSAYHUAMAN, perched on a hillside overlooking Cusco. It remains unfathomable how and when this fortress of gigantic stones—with some blocks weighing more than 350 tons—was built. Continue to PISAC, an old mountain village where you will have free time to shop for local wares such as alpaca sweaters and blankets, jewelry, or hand-painted ornamental dishes and vases. Stay in the Sacred Valley tonight, with dinner at the hotel. (B,D)

Day 11: Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu
This morning, visit the Inca Fortress of OLLANTAYTAMBO followed by the opportunity to visit a home, meet some of the locals, and experience their way of life. Then, board a TRAIN for a scenic journey through the lush Urubamba Valley. Upon arrival, ascend the mountainside to legendary MACHU PICCHU, the “Lost City of the Incas.” Your Local Guide will introduce this intact fortress with its temple remains, holy houses, and mile-long aqueduct, and will bring you closer to the mysteries still hidden in these amazing structures. (B,L,D)

Day 12: Machu Picchu – Cusco
A morning at leisure in Machu Picchu allows you to wake up early to see the sunrise over MACHU PICCHU with your 2nd included entrance to the ruins. Return to Cusco and learn more about the Incas on your guided tour, with visits to the imposing CATHEDRAL and the SANTO DOMINGO MONASTERY. (B)

Day 13 Cusco – Lima
A short morning flight returns you to Lima, where the remainder of the day is at leisure to explore on your own. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a farewell dinner to celebrate the success of this exciting Latin American vacation. (B,D)

Day 14: Lima
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

 
Package Includes:
Accommodation for 3 nights in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Accommodation for 1 night in Machu Picchu
Accommodation for 3 nights in Buenos Aires
Accommodation for 1 night in Sacred Valley
Accommodation for 1 night in Iguassu Falls
Accommodation for 1 night in Cusco
Accommodation for 3 nights in Lima, Peru
Meals as per the itinerary
Sightseeing and activities as per the itinerary    
 
Package Excludes:
Return Airfare and taxes
Cost of meals other than not mentioned in the inclusions
Visa charges
Cost of any other services not specifically mentioned in inclusions
Expenses of personal nature, laundry, telephone bills, tips, gratuities etc    
 
Notes:
The package Prices based on double room occupancy
The package  itineraries and prices are subject to change
Please note that mandatory prepaid gratuities for Tour Director and Driver are applicable    

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