Spirit of South America
Rum and rumba. Ruins and rainforests. Rio and revelry. This carefree vacation to South America has just the R&R you crave. From Brazil to Argentina to Peru, this tri-country tour of South America delivers a healthy dose of take-me-away scenery, sights, and sizzling culture. Sip caipirinhas at the top of Rio de Janeiro’s Sugar Loaf Mountain. Learn the sultry steps of the tango in breezy Buenos Aires. Put down your book and lose yourself in the real-life mystery of Machu Picchu. The health, wealth, and safe travels bestowed upon you at a traditional Mother Earth Ceremony in Peru’s Sacred Valley will come to fruition as you feel the magical mist of the roaring Iguassu Falls, taste the creative cuisine in the world-renowned culinary capital of Lima, and travel back five centuries as you stroll along the stone streets of the Inca capital of Cusco.
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SA|Spirit of South AmericaSAE|With Galápagos cruise SAQ|With Brazil's Amazon SAY|With Brazil's Amazon & Galapagos cruise
Maximum elevation on tour: 13,000 ft.
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Spirit of South America
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.
Spirit of South America
City of Cusco|Historic Center of Lima|Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu|Iguazu National Park
Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 7 dinners
ARRIVE IN RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL Welcome to Rio de Janeiro! At 3:30 pm, meet your Tour Director for a drive along Ipanema and Copacabana beaches. Cable-car ascent to the summit of Sugar Loaf Mountain for breathtaking views and a sunset cocktail party to [LF] sample caipirinhas (the famous Brazilian rum drink).
RIO DE JANEIRO 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. (B,D)
RIO DE JANEIRO RIO DE JANEIRO Free day. (B)ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Rio de Janeiro with an optional excursion to Petropolis, (mountain resort and former summer palace of Emperor Dom Pedro II). 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.
RIO DE JANEIRO–BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA. RIO DE JANEIRO Fly to Buenos Aires.BUENOS AIRES Orientation tour with a Local Guide. (B)
BUENOS AIRES. 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 House), the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Teatro Colón Opera House. Visit the site of Eva Perón’s tomb at Recoleta Cemetery. Private [LF] Tango lesson followed by Argentine steak dinner and Tango show. (B,D)
BUENOS AIRES. BUENOS AIRES Free day. (B)
BUENOS AIRES–IGUASSU FALLSBUENOS AIRES Fly to Iguassu Falls. 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 with a Local Guide. (B,D)
IGUASSU FALLS–LIMA, PERUIGUASSU FALLS Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide in Iguassu National Park on the Brazilian side of the falls. Fly to Lima, Peru. LIMA Drive to your hotel. (B,L)
LIMALIMA Guided sightseeing includes the Plaza de Armas, the Government Palace, Cathedral, and San Francisco Monastery. [LF] This evening, guided sightseeing at the Larco Herrera Museum, which houses the largest private collection of Pre-Columbian Peruvian art in the world, followed by dinner at the museum. (B,D)
LIMA–CUSCO–SACRED VALLEYLIMA Fly to Cusco. SACRED VALLEY Guided Sightseeing by a Local Guide at the semi-circular Kenko Amphitheater and the ancient site of Puca Pucara followed by an [LF] El Pago a la Tierra (Mother Earth Ceremony) with local shaman. Free time for shopping in the old mountain village of Pisac with its famous market. (B,D)
SACRED VALLEY–MACHU PICCHU SACRED VALLEY Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide to the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo. Visit to a [LF] local Peruvian home. Scenic ride on the Vistadome train through the Urubamba Valley. MACHU PICCHU Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide at Machu Picchu. Pisco Sour demonstration and dinner at your nearby hotel. (B,D)
MACHU PICCHU–CUSCO MACHU PICCHU Second included entrance to Machu Picchu. Afternoon train to the Sacred Valley. Transfer to Cusco. (B,L)
CUSCO CUSCO Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide includes visits to the Cathedral, Santo Domingo Monastery, and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman. Free time this afternoon before a farewell dinner. (B,D)
CUSCO–LIMA CUSCO Fly to Lima. LIMA Visit and tastings at a [LF] Peruvian food market. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)
LIMA Your 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||Hilton Rio Copacabana||Located just steps away from the famous Copacabana beach and waterfront, Hilton Copacabana offers two sparkling swimming pools, a full-service wellness spa, multiple restaurants and bars, beachside service at Copacabana's waterfront, and comfortable and cozy guestrooms with spectacular views.||Rio de Janeiro||Avenida Atlantica 1020||Moderate Deluxe|
|2||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|
|3||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|
|4||Hotel Pullman Miraflores||The Hotel Pullman Miraflores is currently under construction with an expected completion date in November 2020. Please check back for more information about the hotel's location and amenities. Updates will be made as information is received.||Lima||C. Juan Fanning 515 - 525||Moderate Deluxe|
|5||Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado Hotel and Villas||The Casa Andina Premium Collection hotel in the Sacred Valley is a luxurious and satisfying retreat. Combining fine food, comfortable rooms, and personalized attention, it is the Valley's most complete hotel. In addition to a spa, a fitness center, and romantic dining, this hotel is best known for providing panoramic views of the Andes in every room. This charming mountain chalet-style hotel adds style and comfort to the already stunning atmosphere of Peru's Sacred Valley.||Urubamba Valley||5to Paradero Yanahuara||Superior First-Class|
|6||Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel||The Sumaq Hotel is located at the foot of the Machu Picchu ruins and boasts an Andean health spa, bar, restaurant, gift shop, and business center.||Machu Picchu||Av Hermanos Ayar Mz 1 Lote 3||Moderate Deluxe|
|7||Casa Andina Premium Cusco||A beautifully renovated 18th-century manor house is located 3 blocks from Cusco's Plaza de Armas. The hotel is distinguished by its 3 interior patios with wooden balconies. The principal patio, featuring a gurgling stone fountain, is one of Cusco's emblematic colonial courtyards. Amenities include a gourmet restaurant, bar, reading room, room service, gift shop, and laundry service.||Cusco||Plazoleta Limacpampa Chico 473||First-Class|