South American Odyssey with Easter Island
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.
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With Easter Island
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.
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.
South American Odyssey
Iguazu National Park|Rapa Nui National Park
Breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 7 dinners
ARRIVE IN RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZILWelcome to Rio de Janeiro! At 3:30 pm, meet your Tour Director for a drive along Ipanema and Copacabana beaches.RIO DE JANEIRO Cable-car ascent to the summit of Sugar Loaf Mountain for spectacular views and a sunset cocktail party to [LF] sample caipirinhas (the famous Brazilian rum drink).
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)
RIO DE JANEIRORIO DE JANEIRO Free day. (B)
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)
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)
IGUASSU FALLS–BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINAIGUASSU FALLS Fly to Buenos Aires. BUENOS AIRES Orientation tour. (B)
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)
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 carriage ride and a gaucho (cowboy) horsemanship performance. (B,L)
BUENOS AIRES–BARILOCHE 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. (B,D)
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)
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)
PUERTO VARAS–PUERTO MONTT–SANTIAGOPUERTO MONTT Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide includes seaport fish market and downtown. Fly to Santiago. (B,D)
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)
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.
SANTIAGO–EASTER ISLANDSANTIAGO Fly to Easter Island. EASTER ISLAND Transfer to your hotel. (B)
EASTER ISLANDEASTER 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. (B,L)
EASTER ISLANDEASTER 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. (B)
EASTER ISLAND–SANTIAGOEASTER ISLAND Fly to Santiago. SANTIAGO Free time this evening.(B)
SANTIAGOYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
|#||Air Start Date||Land Start Date||Land End Date||Land Only Price||Discount||Final||Departure Code||Status|
|1||Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel and Resort||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||Bourbon Cataratas Hotel||The Bourbon Cataratas Resort Hotel, is strategically located near the main tourist sites of Iguassu. Exclusive and professional staff take care of every detail.||Iguassu Falls||Rodovia Das Cataratas KM 2,5||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|
|7||Hotel Taha Tai||This island oasis is ideally located minutes from town and features a fresh ambiance. Each of the 40 rooms is equipped with air-conditioning, direct-dial telephone, and Internet connection. The hotel features a Chilean inspired restaurant and bar, swimming pool, and laundry services.||Easter Island||Apina Nui S/N PO Box 11||Moderate First-Class|