South America Getaway with Santiago Extension

12 Day Guided Tour from Rio de Janeiro to Santiago with Globus

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Guided Tour Starts In
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Rio de Janeiro
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4 - 4.5 Star
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Guided Tour
Trip Style
Guided Tour
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Brazil, Argentina, Chile
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1 Arrive In Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Welcome to South America's largest and most populous country. 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 metre) 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.
2 Rio De Janeiro
Today, visit the statue of Christ the Redeemer crowning CORCOVADO MOUNTAIN, a rounded peak rising 2,300 feet(701 metres)from the bay below. Take the scenic cog railway ride to its top, where a 360-degree panorama affords sweeping views. Proceed to bustling downtown Rio. View the Sambodromo and visit the CATHEDRAL. This afternoon, you may wish to join an optional trip into a local favela to see where 20% of Rio's population lives. Visits include a community centre and a school. This evening, it's off to a CHURRASCARIA for a feast of barbecued meats marinated and roasted over charcoal in true Brazilian style. (B/D)
3 Rio De Janeiro
Enjoy a day of leisure or consider an optional trip to historic Petropolis, once the former summer palace of Emperor Dom Pedro II and now a mountain resort. (B)
4 Rio De Janeiro - Iguassu Falls
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 torrential downpour, with some cataracts as high as 250 feet (76 metres) -it's nothing short of hypnotic! (B/D)
5 Iguassu Falls
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 perspective 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 falls. Return to the hotel, where the remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)
6 Iguassu Falls - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Today, fly to Buenos Aires. After arriving, an orientation walk acquaints you with the "Paris of South America" and its wide boulevards and outdoor cafes. (B)
7 Buenos Aires
Your sightseeing starts in La Boca, a colourful district and site of the city's first port. Take a short walking tour of this unique neighbourhood 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 Colon Opera House before reaching RECOLETA CEMETERY, burial site of Eva Peron. Next, learn how to make a traditional Argentinean dish during your EMPANADA COOKING CLASS. After an afternoon at leisure, top off the evening at a famous TANGO CLUB. Start with a DANCE LESSON, followed by farewell dinner featuring 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)
8 Buenos Aires Excursion To The Pampas
Today, head into the heart of the pampas (grasslands) and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of rural, country life at a working ARGENTINE ESTANCIA (ranch). After a traditional welcome with empanadas and local beverages, get acquainted with the lifestyle of real gauchos (cowboys) on a horseback ride or carriage ride through the pampas. Later, at lunch, enjoy a colourful 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. (B/L)
9 Buenos Aires - Santiago, Chile
Fly over the Andes to Santiago, Chile's capital, where you will be met at the airport by a Globus representative. This country is more than 10 times longer than wide, with 2,650 miles (4265 kilometres) of beautiful Pacific coastline. (B/D)
10 Santiago
Step back into the 16th century as your Local Guide traces the city's history and heritage. Start at La Moneda, the official Government Palace, before visiting the Plaza de Armas, the in square, with a visit to the 18th-century CATHEDRAL. The afternoon and evening are at your leisure. This evening, consider the optional Chilean Folkloric Dinner Show. (B)
11 Santiago
Today is free to explore on your own or to take an optional excursion to the beautiful coastal region west of Santiago. Drive through the hills of Chile's wine country to the port of Valparaiso, then along the coast to Vina del Mar. This chic seaside resort with palm tree-lined avenues and lovely villas truly deserves the sobriquet "Pearl of the Pacific." (B)
12 Santiago
Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Globus Inclusions

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Trip Inclusions
  • 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.
  • IGUASSU FALLS: Sightseeing with a Local Guide on both the Brazilian and Argentinean sides of Iguassu Falls; Ecological Jungle Train.
  • BUENOS AIRES: Walking tour; visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and Recoleta Cemetery; empanada cooking class; Tango lesson & show; farewell dinner; visit a local estancia.
  • SANTIAGO EXTENSION: Sightseeing with a Local Guide.
  • MEALS: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner indicated by breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D) on the itinerary.
  • HOTELS: Includes rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips, and service charges.
  • HEADSETS: Throughout your tour.
Included Meals
  • 11 Breakfasts
  • 1 Lunches
  • 4 Dinners
  • Hotel Classifications: Moderate Deluxe (MD), Deluxe (D), First Class (F), Superior First Class (SF), Best Available (BA)
  • Rio DE Janeiro Sheraton Rio (D), Iguassu Falls Wish Resort (F), Buenos Aires Sheraton Buenos Aires (MD); Santiago Extension: Sheraton Santiago (D)
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
Sightseeing & VIP Access
Sightseeing & VIP Access
Globus includes all must-see sites, with special VIP access that lets you skip to the front of the queue. Read more
Culture Through Cuisine
Culture Through Cuisine
Globus has the recipe for a great holiday. Savour the flavours of South America through its regional cuisine. Read more
Expert Local Guides
Expert Local Guides
Travel with expert Tour Directors and Local Guides who share their vast knowledge of South America. Read more
Superior Hotels
Superior Hotels
Globus' selection of hotels in unforgettable places ensure you stay right in the heart of each destination. Read more
We handle all the Details
We handle the Details
Globus takes care of the components that make your tour unforgettable, so just sit back and relax. Read more
Local Favourites
Local Favourites
Experience South America like an insider with Local Favourites that you wouldn't find touring on your own. Read more

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12 Day South America Getaway with Santiago Extension reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

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“Rio, Iguassu, Buenos Aires, Santiago”
- NV, United States Oct 2018 1 Helpful Vote

What a terrific way to get a slight taste of these areas. Iguassu and Buenos Aires were major highlights. Hotels were consistently outstanding.

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