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Overview

South America Odyssey (UK version with 1 pre-night in Rio)

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.

Highlights of South America Odyssey (UK version with 1 pre-night in Rio)

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Small Group

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select South America 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.

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Travelers Notes

We’ve prepared everything you need for the perfect vacation—from transfers to and from your hotel and included intra-vacation flights to expert Local Guides and included VIP sightseeing access to the world’s iconic sites. Your Globus Tour Director is always there to help you make the most out of your free time!

Headsets throughout the tour.

Product Group

South American Odyssey

UNESCO Sites

Iguazu National Park

Meals

Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 7 dinners

Itineraries

Day 1

ARRIVE IN RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZILWelcome to Rio de Janeiro!

Day 2

RIO DE JANEIRORIO 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 sunset cocktail party to sample caipirinhas (the famous Brazilian rum drink). (B)

Day 3

RIO DE JANEIRORIO 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. (B,D)

Day 4

RIO DE JANEIRORIO DE JANEIRO Free day. (B)

Day 5

RIO DE JANEIRO–IGUASSU FALLSRIO 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. (B,D)

Day 6

IGUASSU FALLSIGUASSU 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. (B)

Day 7

IGUASSU FALLS–BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINAIGUASSU FALLS Fly to Buenos Aires.
BUENOS AIRES Orientation tour. (B)

Day 8

BUENOS AIRESBUENOS 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. (B,D)

Day 9

BUENOS AIRESBUENOS 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. (B,L)

Day 10

BUENOS AIRES–BARILOCHEBUENOS 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. (B,D)

Day 11

BARILOCHEBARILOCHE 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. (B,L)

Day 12

BARILOCHE–PUERTO BLEST–PUERTO VARAS, CHILEBARILOCHE [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. (B,L,D)

Day 13

PUERTO VARAS–PUERTO MONTT–SANTIAGOPUERTO MONTT Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide includes seaport fish market and downtown. Fly to Santiago. (B,D)

Day 14

SANTIAGOSANTIAGO 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. (B)

Day 15

SANTIAGOSANTIAGO Free day before a farewell dinner this evening. (B,D)

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.

Day 16

SANTIAGOYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Departures

# Air Start Date Land Start Date Land End Date Land Only Price Discount Final Departure Code Status

Hotels

# Name Description City Address Rating
1 Sheraton Rio Hotel and Towers Beautifully situated along the well-known Ipanema Beach, this contemporary hotel boasts gorgeous views and extreme comfort. All 559 guestrooms are equipped with the signature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed, private balcony overlooking the sea, mini-bar, cable television, air-conditioning, and room service. The facilities include a swimming pool, tennis courts, beauty salon, fitness center, sauna, business center, three restaurants, and two bars. Rio de Janeiro Avenida Niemeyer 121 Deluxe
2 Wish Resort Surrounded by lush garden and located 3 miles from Iguaçu National Park, the superior Wish Resort boasts a beautiful swimming pool, easy access to the Falls, and style and comfort at every turn. The hotel offers sophisticated rooms with air conditioning and thoughtful amenities. They are elegantly styled with classic wooden furniture and soft décor. The hotel is situated close to the entrance and to the Argentinian side of Iguaçu Park and provides all the convenience of home in this fantastic setting of Iguassu Falls. Iguassu Falls Avenida das Cataratas, 6845 Superior First-Class
3 Hilton Buenos Aires Exceptionally located in the riverside Puerto Madero district, Hilton Buenos Aires is within walking distance of the city's top attractions and best restaurants. Guests can enjoy Argentinian cuisine at the on-site restaurant, relax at the rooftop pool, get pampered at the spa, or unwind in one of the hotel's stylish guestrooms. Buenos Aires Macacha Guemes 351 Deluxe
4 Alma del Lago Suites & Spa Situated on the shores of the Nahuel Huapi Lake, Alma del Lago Suites & Spa features expansive lake views. The hotel offers a variety of amenities including an on-site restaurant and bar, indoor pool, spa treatments, and complimentary wireless internet access. Bariloche Av. Bustillo km 1.151 Superior First-Class
5 Radisson Puerto Varas Situated in the heart of the city beside Lake Llanquihue, the Radisson Hotel offers stunning views of the Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes along with easy access to popular attractions. Featuring German-influenced architecture blended with rich wooden fixtures and classic stonework accents, the hotel's atmosphere is warm and inviting. Guests can enjoy the indoor pool, spa, complimentary Wi-Fi, and on-site restaurant. Puerto Varas Del Salvador 24, esquina Av Costenera Superior First-Class
6 Hyatt Centric Las Condes Santiago Located in the modern Las Condes neighborhood, Hyatt Centric Las Condes Santiago features an outdoor pool, rooftop bar, restaurant, fitness center, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Santiago Enrique Foster 30, Las Condes
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