South America Getaway with Amazon

South America Getaway with Amazon

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South America Getaway with Amazon

13 Days Starting in Manaus and ending in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Visiting: Manaus, Amazon Rainforest, Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls, Buenos Aires, South America

Tour operator:

Globus

Tour code:

SBQ-2024

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

0 - 20

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

5-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
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$5923
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NB: Prices correct on 27-May-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Want to learn the scintillating samba—or the tantalizing tango? Sip sweet caipirinhas—or dry Argentine wines? Sunbathe on famous beaches—or soak in the beauty of neoclassical architecture? This getaway just south of the usual visits two of South America’s most sizzling cities so you can do it all. With time in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires, this sultry tour of South America combines the best of Brazil and Argentina, plus the opportunity to witness the thundering Iguassu Falls from the perspective of both countries. Guided sightseeing to the legendary sights is complemented by numerous opportunities to live like a local. This South America getaway includes an empanada cooking class, a private tango lesson, and a day on an authentic Argentine ranch where you can enjoy authentic cuisine, tap your foot to regional music, and even take the reins of a horse and channel your inner gaucho. Looking for the perfect introduction to sensational South America? How about the “Meeting of the Waters” where the chocolate-hued 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 vacation package to Brazil’s Amazon.

Highlights

  • With time in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires, this sultry tour of South America combines the best of Brazil and Argentina, plus the opportunity to witness the thundering Iguassu Falls from the perspective of both countries

  • This South America getaway includes an empanada cooking class, a private tango lesson, and a day on an authentic Argentine ranch where you can enjoy authentic cuisine

  • Tap your foot to regional music, and even take the reins of a horse and channel your inner gaucho

Places You'll See

Ecopark Jungle Lodge

Hotel Blue Tree Premium Manaus

Bourbon Cataratas Hotel

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel And Resort

Loi Suites Recoleta

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrive In Manaus,Brazil

Location: Manaus

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Hotel Blue Tree Premium Manaus

Meals Included: Dinner

Upon arrival, you will meet your Globus representative.

Day 2 : Manaus-Amazon Jungle

Location: Manaus, Amazon Rainforest

Accommodation: Lodge

Accommodation Name: Ecopark Jungle Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Today your “Meeting of the Waters” tour passes the impressive British-built Customs House and the floating port. Cruise on the chocolate-hued Rio Negro to its confluence with the yellow-gray Rio Solimões, where the two rivers form the mighty Amazon. For four miles the different bodies of water flow side by side and never mix! After lunch, explore a jungle island (water level permitting) with native flora and fauna. Arrive at the Ecopark Jungle Lodge on the banks of the Rio Negro inside the Amazonian rainforest.

Day 3 : Amazon Jungle

Location: Amazon Rainforest

Accommodation: Lodge

Accommodation Name: Ecopark Jungle Lodge

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accompanied by a Naturalist, enjoy a guided walk to see the flora and fauna that thrive in the Amazon. After lunch, sail up the river to visit an Amazon native Caboclo Village to learn about their traditions and culture. Also, try your hand at piranha fishing! Later, visit the Monkey Jungle Reserve, where researchers work to rehabilitate primates like spider, squirrel, woolly, and capuchin monkeys and reintroduce them into the jungle. This evening, venture back out on a canoe with your Naturalist to appreciate the sounds of the jungle at night, with the possibility to spot small alligators (or other nocturnal creatures).

Day 4 : Amazon Jungle-Manaus-Rio De Janeiro

Location: Amazon Rainforest, Manaus, Rio de Janeiro

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sheraton Rio Hotel And Towers

Meals Included: Breakfast


This morning, depart the Ecopark for Manaus. Take a guided sightseeing to explore the city’s vestiges of its glory days during the rubber boom. See the famed Opera House, built in 1896 with materials imported from Europe. Visit a local market, abundant with local foods and wares. Continue to the airport for your flight to Rio and an overnight stay.

Day 5 : Rio De Janeiro

Location: Rio de Janeiro

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sheraton Rio Hotel And Towers

Meals Included: Breakfast


Enjoy free time this morning. At 3:30 pm, meet your Tour Director for a drive along Ipanema and Copacabana beaches to the base of 1,300-foot-high Sugarloaf Mountain. Ascend by cable car to its summit, where you can take in spectacular vistas of the city. Next, toast the start of a memorable vacation with [LF] caipirinhas, a traditional Brazilian cocktail, from atop Sugarloaf Mountain during a cocktail party.

Day 6 : Rio De Janeiro

Location: Rio de Janeiro

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sheraton Rio Hotel And Towers

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner


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.

Day 7 : Rio De Janeiro

Location: Rio de Janeiro

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Sheraton Rio Hotel And Towers

Meals Included: Breakfast


A full day at leisure to enjoy Rio. Relax on one of the world-famous beaches or take advantage of the world-class shopping or fine dining.

Day 8 : Rio De Janeiro-Iguassu Falls

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Bourbon Cataratas Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

A flight from Rio takes you to Iguassu Falls. Experience the clouds of spray, the incessant roar, and the surrounding luxuriant tropical growth that make this an unforgettable natural wonder. Head into Brazil’s Iguassu National Park to enjoy the magnificent panorama of waterfalls from the Brazilian side. Your Local Guide introduces the spectacle of this 2-mile-wide rushing torrent. With some cataracts as high as 250 feet, Iguassu Falls is nothing short of hypnotic!

Day 9 : Iguassu Falls

Location: Iguazu Falls

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Bourbon Cataratas Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast


Today, journey to the Argentine side of Iguassu Falls, where you will take the Ecological Jungle Train and enjoy a closer perspective on a walking tour of the falls. Meander along the walkways from atop the falls and enjoy an exhilarating view looking over the precipice of the falls as the water plunges to the rocks below. You will also have the chance to walk through the rainforest on the lower falls trails that will bring you up close to some of the smaller cataracts. Return to the hotel, where the remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Day 10 : Iguassu Falls-Buenos Aires,Argentina

Location: Iguazu Falls, Buenos Aires

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Loi Suites Recoleta

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today, fly to Buenos Aires. After arriving, acquaint yourself with the “Paris of South America” and its wide boulevards and outdoor cafés.

Day 11 : Buenos Aires

Location: Buenos Aires

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Loi Suites Recoleta

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner


Your sightseeing starts in La Boca, a vibrant district and site of the city’s first port. Take a short walking tour of this unique enclave and then on to San Telmo, famous for its late-colonial buildings and a popular gathering spot for artists. At Plaza de Mayo, see La Casa Rosada (the President’s Pink House) and the Metropolitan Cathedral, housing San Martin’s Mausoleum. Drive past the ornate Teatro Colón opera house before reaching Recoleta Cemetery, burial site of Eva Perón. Next, learn how to make a traditional Argentinean dish with an [LF] empanada cooking class. After an afternoon at leisure, top off the evening at a famous Tango club. The Tango and Argentina go hand in hand and tonight you will [LF] visit a local milonga (tango house), where professional tango dancers teach the traditional techniques of the Argentine Tango. After your lesson, enjoy a farewell dinner featuring Argentine steaks and other local specialties. Top off the evening when the professionals delight you with a Tango Show featuring the dance as it has evolved through the ages!

Day 12 : Buenos Aires

Location: Buenos Aires

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Loi Suites Recoleta

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Today, head into the heart of the pampas (grasslands) and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of rural, country life at a working [LF] Argentina estancia (ranch). After a traditional welcome with empanadas and local beverages, get acquainted with the lifestyle of real gauchos (cowboys) on a carriage ride through the pampas. Later, at lunch, enjoy an authentic feast, complete with world-renowned Argentine beef, salad, desserts, local wine, and live music and dance by the gauchos themselves. Top off the day with a horsemanship show by the gauchos before saying ‘adios’ to the countryside and heading back to the city.

Day 13 : Buenos Aires

Location: Buenos Aires

Meals Included: Breakfast

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Fully Guided

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Transport

    Private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi

What's Not Included

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • Insurance

UNESCO Sites

Iguazu National Park

Small Group

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on all South America tour dates. A Small-Group Discovery 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 tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized tour—without the crowds.

Meals

Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 6 dinners

Accommodation

Manaus:Hotel Blue Tree Premium Manaus
Brazilian Amazon:Ecopark Jungle Lodge
Rio de Janeiro:Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel and Resort
Iguassu Falls:Bourbon Cataratas Hotel
Buenos Aires:Loi Suites Recoleta

Check out our Q&As

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • What is the maximum group size?

    Usually max 20 people

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 5 years or above

  • Will passengers from another country be participating in the tour?

    Yes

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    For over 90 years.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest Covid-19 policies

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Travel documents, including any air tickets, itineraries, and other information, are available approximately two to three weeks prior to departure provided full payment has been received.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    The Globus Lighthouse Project - an illuminating initiative where we can all come together to tread lightly and give generously for the globe's greater good. Globus, along with sister companies Avalon Waterways and Cosmos, invite our travellers and partners to help us in supporting causes that provide for a more sustainable planet and a brighter tomorrow.

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Lisset  

Great Value for your Money

19-Dec-2022

This is my second time travelling with Globus, would have been my third if not for COVID. The way they plan everything is super organized, the tour managers are very caring and knowledgeable. We always enjoy all the site visits planned for each trip. They start by picking you up from the airport and from then on everything is taken care of up until the last day of your trip, even dropping you off at the airport not matter the time of day or night. The hotels at every city are always great and centrally located so you can walk around during your free time or plan your own visits to different sites.

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David R  

What a wonderful trip, thanks Globus

10-Jan-2023

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