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Cosmos The Best of Brazil & Argentina with Uruguay (1005)

11 days from Rio de Janeiro to Montevideo 
On this tour, discover three of South America's fascinating cities—Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Montevideo—along with the UNESCO Heritage Site of Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay.

Rio de Janeiro is an exciting city known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant atmosphere, Samba shows, gorgeous scenery, and welcoming people. On your guided sightseeing tour of Rio, take the cog railway 2,300 feet up to the summit of Corcovado to view the infamous Christ the Redeemer statue and to enjoy 360-degree views. You'll also have the chance to eat at a famous local churrascaria and enjoy a free day to explore on your own.

Buenos Aires is known as the "Paris of South America" with its wide boulevards, outdoor cafés, and charming shops. Here, your sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the city's landmarks and Recoleta Cemetery, where Eva Peron is buried. You’ll also enjoy a Tango show—which is included along with an Argentinean meal—and a free day to explore Buenos Aires on your own. In Uruguay, enjoy guided sightseeing in Montevideo and in the colonial city of Colonia del Sacramento, founded in 1680. See Montevideo’s colonial Town Hall, Constitution Square, and more.

A highlight of this South America tour is Iguassu Falls, one of the most spectacular sites in the world! Just imagine the thundering roar of the 275 waterfalls cascading over a precipice almost two miles wide and 250 feet deep! See the brilliant rainbows created by clouds of spray and stand mesmerized on both the Brazilian and Argentine sides of the falls. You'll even take the ecological jungle train through the rainforest on the Argentine side. It's spectacular!

From the vibrant cities to the spectacular scenery, this South America tour is the perfect vacation for value-minded travelers. It's a vacation of a lifetime!

Cosmos Promotions & Special Offers

  • Receive a $200 per couple air credit on select 2019 Avalon, Globus, Monograms & Cosmos South America vacations.*
    Must be booked between 07/11/18 and 09/11/18 - for Travel Dates between 01/01/19 and 03/31/19
  • Receive a $200 per couple air credit on select 2019 Avalon, Globus, Monograms & Cosmos South America vacations.*
    Must be booked between 07/11/18 and 09/11/18 - for Travel Dates between 01/01/19 and 03/31/19
  • Receive a $200 per couple air credit on select 2019 Avalon, Globus, Monograms & Cosmos South America vacations.*
    Must be booked between 07/11/18 and 09/11/18 - for Travel Dates between 01/01/19 and 03/31/19
  • Receive a $200 per couple air credit on select 2019 Avalon, Globus, Monograms & Cosmos South America vacations.*
    Must be booked between 07/11/18 and 09/11/18 - for Travel Dates between 01/01/19 and 03/31/19
  • Receive a $300 per couple air credit on select 2019 Globus, Cosmos, Monograms & Avalon Waterways South America vacation on LATAM Airlines.*
    Must be booked between 07/11/18 and 09/11/18 - for Travel Dates between 01/01/19 and 03/31/19
  • Receive a $300 per couple air credit on select 2019 Globus, Cosmos, Monograms & Avalon Waterways South America vacation on LATAM Airlines.*
    Must be booked between 07/11/18 and 09/11/18 - for Travel Dates between 01/01/19 and 03/31/19
  • Receive a $300 per couple air credit on select 2019 Globus, Cosmos, Monograms & Avalon Waterways South America vacation on LATAM Airlines.*
    Must be booked between 07/11/18 and 09/11/18 - for Travel Dates between 01/01/19 and 03/31/19
  • Receive a $300 per couple air credit on select 2019 Globus, Cosmos, Monograms & Avalon Waterways South America vacation on LATAM Airlines.*
    Must be booked between 07/11/18 and 09/11/18 - for Travel Dates between 01/01/19 and 03/31/19
  • Book early and save $50 per person on 2019 Cosmos vacations worldwide*
    Must be booked between 06/06/18 and 10/23/18 - for Travel Dates between 01/01/19 and 12/31/19
Restrictions May Apply

Cosmos Highlights & Sightseeing

RIO DE JANEIRO
Guided sightseeing, visit Corcovado to see the statue of Christ the Redeemer

IGUASSU FALLS
Guided sightseeing of the Brazilian and Argentinean sides of the falls; Ecological Jungle train ride

BUENOS AIRES

Guided sightseeing, visit Recoleta Cemetery; Tango show and dinner

URUGUAY
High-speed catamaran to Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay; guided sightseeing of Colonia del Sacramento and Montevideo

Itinerary (2019)

Day 1RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL.
 Welcome to spectacular Rio de Janeiro, home to white-sand beaches and host of the 2016 Summer Olympics! After arrival, settle into your hotel and meet your Tour Director, who will have pointers for your free time exploration.
Day 2RIO DE JANEIRO.
 Sprawling between majestic granite peaks and the blue South Atlantic, Rio is a city of beauty, wonder, and energy. Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide begins with a drive along Rio’s famed Leblon, Ipanema, and Copacabana beaches. Take the cog railway 2,300 feet up to the summit of CORCOVADO to view the famous Christ the Redeemer statue and enjoy 360-degree views of Guanabara Bay and the bustling city below. Your afternoon is free to explore—perhaps join an optional excursion to a nearby favela for a glimpse into the life of these colorful communities that nearly 20% of the people call home. (B)
Day 3RIO DE JANEIRO.
 A free day in Rio allows you to relax on one of the famous beaches or take an optional excursion to the historic city of Petropolis to see the former summer palace of Emperor Pedro II. (B)
Day 4RIO DE JANEIRO–IGUASSU FALLS.
 A morning flight takes you to Iguassu Falls, one of the greatest natural wonders of the world. Upon arrival, journey to the Brazilian side of the FALLS to see the mammoth series of 275 waterfalls cascading over a precipice almost two miles wide and 250 feet deep. Walk into Devil’s Throat Canyon, where the clouds of mist, thundering roar, and 180-degree rainbows surround you— an unforgettable experience! (B,D)
Day 5IGUASSU FALLS–BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA.
 Transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina’s cosmopolitan capital. After settling into your hotel, an orientation tour familiarizes you with the “Paris of South America” and its wide boulevards, outdoor cafés, and charming shops. (B)
Day 6IGUASSU FALLS–BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA.
 Transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina’s cosmopolitan capital. After settling into your hotel, an orientation tour familiarizes you with the “Paris of South America” and its wide boulevards, outdoor cafés, and charming shops. (B)
Day 7BUENOS AIRES.
 Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide focuses on the city’s landmarks, including the Colon Opera House and Plaza de Mayo, site of La Casa Rosada (the President’s Pink House), and Metropolitan Cathedral. Also, visit La Boca and San Telmo, one of Buenos Aires’ oldest neighborhoods, and RECOLETA CEMETERY, where Eva Perón is buried. End your day with an Argentinean meal, followed by a sensuous TANGO SHOW highlighting the alluring dance that is so popular here. (B,D)
Day 8BUENOS AIRES.
 Today is free for independent activities, or you can take an optional excursion to visit a local estancia (ranch) to experience the life of the gauchos (cowboys), as well as traditional dance performances and a barbecue lunch. (B)
Day 9BUENOS AIRES–COLONIA DEL SACRAMENTO, URUGUAY–MONTEVIDEO.
 Board a high-speed catamaran bound for the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay. After lunch in Colonia, your Local Guide takes you on a guided tour of this colonial city founded by Portuguese settlers in 1680. Later, board a bus for Uruguay’s capital city, Montevideo. (B)
Day 10MONTEVIDEO.
 On a city tour of Montevideo, drive along the Atlantic Coast to the city center and visit Constitution Square, the cathedral, the colonial Town Hall, and Independence Square. Other areas visited include the Prado area, Batlle y Ordoñez Park, the residential area of Carrasco, and Plaza Virgilio. (B)
Day 11MONTEVIDEO.
 Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning. (B)

Included Cosmos Meals

11 breakfasts, 2 dinners

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Cosmos Pricing Details

Dates & Prices do not include air travel.
Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Cosmos, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments, starting at $1,770 (based on Miami, departure in January 2018); or (2) intra-vacation air segments only. Required intra-vacation air segments: Rio de Janeiro/Iguassu Falls; Iguassu Falls/Buenos Aires. Air prices were effective on July 11, 2018, and their availability is limited. At the time you purchase your tour, air prices may be higher.

Gratuities for Tour Director, driver, and Local Guides are available for pre-purchase.

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single Room Supplement:
$660

Triple Rooms are not available.

Extra Nights per person in Rio de Janeiro:
in single room $182; in twin room $97

Extra nights per person in Montevideo:
in single room $132; in twin room $72

2020 prices and itineraries are subject to change. Details will be available in July 2019.

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Cosmos Tour Dates


Guaranteed Departure  indicates Guaranteed Departure
*Tour Land StartCosmos RetailRequest Quote
Guaranteed Departure 10/21/2018 $2,199.00
Guaranteed Departure 12/02/2018 $2,169.00
Guaranteed Departure 01/27/2019 $2,109.00
02/10/2019 $2,109.00
03/10/2019 $2,109.00
Guaranteed Departure 03/24/2019 $2,109.00
04/07/2019 $2,109.00
Guaranteed Departure 05/05/2019 $2,109.00
Guaranteed Departure 07/14/2019 $2,109.00
Guaranteed Departure 09/22/2019 $2,109.00
09/29/2019 $2,109.00
Guaranteed Departure 10/13/2019 $2,109.00
10/20/2019 $2,109.00
11/03/2019 $2,109.00
12/01/2019 $2,109.00
01/12/2020 $2,569.00
02/09/2020 $2,569.00
03/08/2020 $2,569.00
03/22/2020 $2,569.00
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