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19 Day Spirit of South America with Brazil's Amazon Extension

Globus Tour starting in Manaus and finishing in Lima

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Globus's 19 Day Spirit of South America with Brazil's Amazon Extension. Explore the beauty of South America during this exhilarating holiday to Brazil, Argentina, and Peru. You'll see amazing scenery, including the Amazon Jungle. Cruise along the chocolate-colored Rio Negro to...read more

Overview

Operator: Globus
Type: Tour (Premium)
Max Group Size: 40
Duration: 19 Days
From: Manaus to Lima
Tour Code: SAQ
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Visits: Brazil, Argentina, Peru
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Day By Day

1

Arrive In Manaus, Brazil

After arriving at your hotel, meet for guided sightseeing of Manaus to view vestiges of its glory days during the rubber boom. First stop is the famed OPERA HOUSE, built in 1896 with materials imported from Europe. Next, visit a bustling LOCAL MARKET, abundant with local foods and wares. (D)
2

Manaus - Amazon Jungle

Today your "Meeting of the Waters" tour passes the British-built Customs House and floating port. CRUISE along the chocolate-coloured Rio Negro to its confluence with the yellow-gray Rio Solimoes, where the two rivers form the mighty Amazon. For four miles (6.4 kilometres) the differently coloured bodies of water flow side by side and never mix! Explore a JUNGLE ISLAND (water levels permitting) with fascinating native flora and fauna before arriving at the Ecopark Jungle Lodge in the Amazon rainforest. (B/L/D)
3

Amazon Jungle

Accompanied by a Naturalist, enjoy a WALK to see the flora and fauna that thrive in the Amazon. After lunch, sail up the river to an AMAZON VILLAGE to learn about their traditions, costumes, and culture. 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 to 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 caimans (or other night creatures). (B/L/D)
4

Amazon Jungle - Rio De Janeiro

This morning, depart the Ecopark for a flight to Rio for an overnight. (B)
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Arrive In Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

This afternoon, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelling companions for a drive along famous Ipanema and Copacabana Beaches to the base of 1,300-foot (396 metres) high SUGAR LOAF MOUNTAIN. Ascend by cable car to its summit, where you can savour spectacular vistas of the city. Next, toast the start of a memorable holiday from atop Sugar Loaf Mountain with caipirinhas, a favourite Brazilian cocktail, during a welcome cocktail party. (B)
6

Rio De Janeiro

The city's landmark, the statue of Christ the Redeemer, crowns CORCOVADO MOUNTAIN, a rounded peak rising 2,300 feet (396 metres) 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. (B/D)
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Rio De Janeiro

A full day at leisure to savour 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 trip to historic Petropolis, a mountain resort and the former summer palace of Emperor Dom Pedro II. (B)
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Rio De Janeiro - Buenos Aires, Argentina

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 cafes. Spend an evening at leisure. (B)
9

Buenos Aires

Your included sightseeing this morning starts in La Boca, a colourful district and site of the city's first port. Take a short walking TOUR of this unique neighbourhood 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 RECOLETA CEMETERY, burial site of Eva Peron. After an afternoon at leisure, top off the evening at a famous TANGO CLUB. Start with a DANCE LESSON, followed by dinner of Argentine steaks and other local specialties, and end with a show featuring flawless performances of Latin America's most sensuous dance-the Tango! (B/D)
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Buenos Aires

Enjoy a full day at leisure, with an optional excursion to the pampas (grasslands). 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)
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Buenos Aires - Iguassu Falls

This morning, fly to IGUASSU FALLS. The spectacle of this 2-milewide torrential downpour-with some cataracts as high as 250 feet(76 metres)-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 more than 300 feet (91 metres) into the Devil's Gorge below. Continue into Brazil's Iguassu National Park, your home for the next two nights while staying at the famous Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas just steps from the falls. (B/D)
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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. Have a late lunch or early dinner before flying to Lima, Peru. (B/L)
13

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. Tonight, visit the LARCO HERRERA MUSEUM, which houses the largest private collection of Pre-Columbian Peruvian art in the world. Enjoy dinner at the museum's restaurant. (B/D)
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Lima - Cusco - Sacred Valley

Fly to Cusco, the impressive Andean city that was once the capital of the Inca Empire. Head into the Sacred Valley of the Incas and visit the semi-circular KENKO Amphitheatre with its stone altars and labyrinth of passages and see the ancient site of Puca Pucara. Also, in the Sacred Valley, experience an El Pago a la Tierra, or MOTHER EARTH CEREMONY, performed by a local shaman. These ceremonies thanking Mother Earth and asking for good health and safe travels have been practiced in Peru since before the arrival of the Incas. Continue to PISAC, an old mountain village where you will have free time to shop for local wares, such as alpaca sweaters and blankets, jewellery, or handpainted ornamental dishes and vases. Stay in the Sacred Valley tonight, with dinner at the hotel. (B/D)
15

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 in the Sacred Valley. Then, board the Vistadome 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. Tonight, learn how to make the perfect Pisco Sour at a Peruvian cooking demonstration before your included dinner. (B/D)
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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 second included entrance to the ruins. After lunch, return to the Sacred Valley by TRAIN and continue to Cusco. (B/L)
17

Cusco

On your guided sightseeing tour of Cusco today, learn more about the Inca and Spanish influence. Begin at the heart of Cusco in the Plaza de Armas (main square), with a visit to the imposing CATHEDRAL/ where construction began in 1550 and was finally completed 100 years later. Continue to Koricancha and the SANTO DOMINGO MONASTERY, and see how the two sites have become one. The Temple of the Sun at Koricancha was once the most important Inca site, dedicated to the worship of the Sun. The walls, altars, and decorations were all said to be covered in gold-until the Spaniards looted the temple and then built the contrasting Baroque Santo Domingo Monastery on top of the temple's foundations. Also, visit 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. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore on your own. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a festive farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B/D)
18

Cusco - Lima

A short morning flight returns you to Lima. For a special treat, make a stop at a LOCAL PERUVIAN FOOD MARKET to get a real taste of the life of the local people. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore on your own. (B)
19

Lima

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Included Experiences

  • BRAZIL'S AMAZON EXTENSION: Guided city sightseeing, visit the Manaus Opera House and a local market; "Meeting of the Waters" cruise; visit a jungle island, monkey reserve, and a native Amazon village; guided canoe rides and jungle walks.
  • RIO DE JANEIRO: Cable-car ride up Sugar Loaf Mountain and Sugar Loaf cocktail party; sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Corcovado Mountain and the cathedral; Churrascaria dinner.
  • BUENOS AIRES: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the Metropolitan Cathedral; Cemetery of the Recoleta; Tango dance lesson; Tango show.
  • IGUASSU FALLS: Stay inside Iguassu National Park at the famous Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas; Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit both sides of the falls; Ecological Jungle Train.
  • LIMA: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit San Francisco Monastery; dinner at Larco Herrera Museum; local Peruvian food market.
  • SACRED VALLEY: Visit Kenko Amphitheatre and Pisac; Mother Earth Ceremony with a shaman; visit Ollantaytambo and a local home visit for a glimpse into rural Peruvian life.
  • MACHU PICCHU: Take the Vistadome train through the Urubamba Valley; sightseeing with Local Guide and two days entrance to the ruins.
  • CUSCO: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the cathedral and the Santo Domingo Monastery; and Temple of Sacsayhuaman; farewell dinner.
  • MEALS: Breakfast (B) daily, 2 lunches (L), 7 three-course dinners (D) including a churrascaria dinner in Rio, steak dinner with Tango show in Buenos Aires, and a farewell dinner in Cusco; Brazil's Amazon Extension: 9 additional meals.
  • HEADSETS: Throughout your tour.
  • INSIDE VISITS and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Local Favourites

  • Sugar Loaf cocktaill party
  • Tango dance lesson
  • Stay inside Iguassu National Park
  • Local Peruvian food market
  • Mother Earth ceremony with shaman
  • Home visit for a glimpse into rural Peruvian life

Superior Hotels

  • Hotel Classifications: Moderate Deluxe (MD), Deluxe (D), First Class (F), Superior First Class (SF), Best Available (BA)
  • Rio De Janeiro Sheraton Rio (D), Buenos Aires Brick Hotel Buenos Aires (MD), Iguassu Falls Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas (D), Lima Casa Andina Premium Miraflores (MD), Sacred Valley Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley (SF), Machu Picchu Sumaq Hotel (MD), Cusco Casa Andina Premium Cusco (F); Brazil's Amazon Extension: Manaus Tropical Manaus (MD), Amazon Reserve Ecopark Jungle Lodge (BA)

Included Meals

  • 18 Breakfasts
  • 4 Lunches
  • 10 Dinners

Trip Notes

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.

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