Duration: 15 Days
Rum and rumba. Ruins and rainforests. Rio and revelry. This carefree holiday 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.
Please note: Itinerary is based on 2022, and is subject to change. Full details will be confirmed in July 2022.
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 [LOCAL FAVOURITE] sample caipirinhas (the famous Brazilian rum drink).
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 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 MyACCOUNT. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app.
RIO DE JANEIRO Fly to Buenos Aires.
BUENOS AIRES Orientation tour with a Local Guide. (B)
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 Colon Opera House. Visit the site of Eva Peron's tomb at Recoleta Cemetery. Private [LOCAL FAVOURITE] Tango lesson followed by Argentine steak dinner and Tango show. (B,D)
BUENOS AIRES Free day. (B)
BUENOS 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 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)
LIMA Guided sightseeing includes the Plaza de Armas, the Government Palace, Cathedral, and San Francisco Monastery. [LOCAL FAVOURITE] 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 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 [LOCAL FAVOURITE) 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 Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide to the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo. Visit to a [LOCAL FAVOURITE] 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 Second included entrance to Machu Picchu. Afternoon train to the Sacred Valley. Transfer to Cusco. (B,L)
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 Fly to Lima.
LIMA Visit and tastings at a [LOCAL FAVOURITE] Peruvian food market.
Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)