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Globus South American Getaway with Amazon & the Chilean Fjords(SBY3)

17 days from Manaus to Santiago 
On this vacation to South America you’ll start by discovering the Amazon Jungle, a once-in-a-lifetime thrill! Cruise along the chocolate-colored Rio Negro to its confluence with the yellow-gray Rio Solimões, where the two rivers forming the Amazon meet. Watch for the captivating native flora and fauna. Also visit a rehabilitation center for primates and see spider, squirrel, woolly, and capuchin monkeys.

After your Amazon expedition, visit two of the great cities of Brazil and Argentina—Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires—at a more leisurely pace, then finish up your tour with a cruise of the Chilean Fjords. You’ll have plenty of free time in each city to explore on your own. Dance the Tango in Buenos Argentina—Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires—at a more leisurely pace, then finish up your tour with a cruise of the Chilean Fjords. You’ll have plenty of free time in each city to explore on your own. Dance the Tango in Buenos Aires and sip caipirinhas, a popular Brazilian cocktail from atop Sugar Loaf Mountain. Listen to the samba sounds of Rio and watch people play soccer and volleyball on famous Copacabana Beach. In Buenos Aires, see the Cemetery of the Recoleta, where Eva Peron is buried, and discover more about her fascinating life on your sightseeing tour.

A major trip highlight is Iguassu Falls, one of the most spectacular sights on Earth. Meaning “Big Water” in the local dialect, there are 275 falls that cover a distance of over a mile and a half. A photograph cannot accurately portray this breathtaking sight—you must experience it for yourself! Hear the deafening roar and admire the brilliant rainbows created by the clouds of spray. And, as a special treat, stay inside Iguassu National Park just steps away from the falls at the famous Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas! After your visit of Iguassu and Buenos Aires, fly down to the “end of the world,” where a Chilean cruise awaits you. This region of Patagonia, with glaciers of dazzling white and electric blues, amazing wildlife, and fascinating Cape Horn—where thousands of islets and rocky cliffs dot the scenery—is a truly unforgettable experience. Among the impressive experiences you’ll have in this surrealistic and beautiful part of the world: Tierra del Fuego, waterfalls in Alakaluf Fjord, and the colony of Magellanic penguins you’ll see on a walk to the lighthouse that still guides ships through the Magellan Strait.

Beginning in the lush biodiversity of the Amazon, then to the vibrant cities of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires, the thundering waters of Iguassu Falls, and the Chilean Fjords at the southernmost tip of South America—this vacation will leave you with memories and a change in perspective that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.
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Globus Highlights & Sightseeing

BRAZILIAN AMAZON
Guided city sightseeing, visit the Manaus Opera House and a local market; “Meeting of the Waters” cruise; visit a jungle island, monkey jungle reserve, and native Amazon village; guided canoe rides and jungle walks

RIO DE JANEIRO
Cable-car ride up Sugar Loaf Mountain and [LF] Sugar Loaf cocktail party; sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Corcovado Mountain and the cathedral; Churrascaria dinner

IGUASSU FALLS
[LF] Stay inside Iguassu National Park at the famous Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas; sightseeing with a Local Guide on both sides of the falls; Ecological Jungle Train

BUENOS AIRES
Walking tour; visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and Recoleta Cemetery; [LF] empanada cooking class; [LF] Tango lesson & show; farewell dinner; [LF] visit a local estancia

CHILEAN FJORDS
3-night Chilean Fjords cruise on board the Stella Australis

Itinerary (2018)

Day 1ARRIVE 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. Visit the OPERA HOUSE and a bustling LOCAL MARKET. (D)
Day 2MANAUS—AMAZON JUNGLE.
 Today your “Meeting of the Waters” tour passes the British-built Customs House and floating port. CRUISE along the chocolate-colored Rio Negro to its confluence with the yellow-gray Rio Solimões, where the two rivers form the mighty Amazon. For four miles the differently colored 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)
Day 3AMAZON 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)
Day 4AMAZON JUNGLE—RIO DE JANEIRO.
 This morning, depart the Ecopark for a flight to Rio for an overnight. (B)
Day 5RIO DE JANEIRO.
 Today is free in Rio until meeting your Tour Director and fellow traveling companions for a drive along famous Ipanema and Copacabana Beaches to the base of 1,300-foot-high SUGAR LOAF MOUNTAIN. Ascend by cable car to its summit, where you can savor spectacular vistas of the city. Next, [LF] toast the start of a memorable vacation from atop Sugar Loaf Mountain with caipirinhas, a favorite Brazilian cocktail, during a welcome COCKTAIL PARTY. (B)
Day 6RIO DE JANEIRO.
 Today, visit the statue of Christ the Redeemer crowning CORCOVADO MOUNTAIN, a rounded peak rising 2,300 feet 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 center 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)
Day 7RIO 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)
Day 8RIO 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. [LF] Head 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. Spend the afternoon enjoying 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—it’s nothing short of hypnotic! (B,D)
Day 9IGUASSU 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)
Day 10IGUASSU 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 cafés. (B)
Day 11BUENOS AIRES.
 Your sightseeing starts in La Boca, a colorful district and site of the city’s first port. Take a short walking tour of this unique neighborhood 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 Perón. Next, learn how to make a traditional Argentinean dish during your [LF] EMPANADA COOKING CLASS. After an afternoon at leisure, top off the evening at a famous TANGO CLUB. Start with a [LF] 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)
Day 12BUENOS 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 [LF] 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 colorful 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)
Day 13BUENOS AIRES—USHUAIA (EMBARKATION).
 Fly to Ushuaia, the “End of the World,” situated on the island of Tierra del Fuego. Embark on a 3-night CRUISE aboard the Stella Australis through channels, bays, fjords, and past massive glaciers, snowcapped mountains, and unexplored areas of incomparable beauty. (B,D)
Day 14CRUISING: CAPE HORN & WULAIA BAY.
 Disembark in Cape Horn National Park (weather permitting) to see Cape Horn, a sheer, almost 1,394-foot-high rocky promontory where the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans merge. Later, go ashore with your Naturalist in historic Wulaia Bay, once site of one of the region’s largest aboriginal settlements. Walk through a Magellanic forest and watch for elephant seals! (B,L,D)
Day 15CRUISING: AGOSTINI SOUND & ÁGUILA GLACIER.
 Sail through the intricate channels of Tierra del Fuego to reach Cockburn Channel. At Agostini Sound, board Zodiac boats to explore Águila Glacier, which hovers above a placid glacial lagoon surrounded by Patagonia’s sub-Antarctic rainforest. Walk around the edge of the lagoon near the base of the glacier and keep an eye out for the condors that can sometimes be seen here. Learn from your Naturalist about the formation of glaciers and their influence on the abrupt geography of the region’s channels. (B,L,D)
Day 16CRUISING: MAGELLAN STRAIT—MAGDALENA ISLAND—PUNTA ARENAS, CHILE (DISEMBARKATION)—SANTIAGO.
 This morning, go ashore on Magdalena Island (weather permitting). Located in the Strait of Magellan, see the immense colony of Magellanic penguins during a walk to the lighthouse that guides ships through the strait. In September and April, this excursion is replaced by a Zodiac boat ride at Isla Marta to observe sea lions. Cruise to Punta Arenas, disembark, and fly to Santiago, Chile’s capital. (B)
Day 17SANTIAGO.
 Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning. (B)

Included Globus Meals

Breakfast daily, 5 lunches,9 three-course dinners including a churrascaria dinner in Rio, and a Tango and farewell dinner show in Buenos Aires

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Globus Pricing Details

Dates & Prices do not include air travel.
Participation in this vacation requires purchase of the following flights from Globus, not included in pricing: (1) roundtrip air from your U.S. gateway and intra-vacation air segments, starting at $2,186 (based on Miami, departure in January, 2018); or (2) intra-vacation air segments only. Required intra-vacation air segments: Manaus/Rio de Janeiro; Rio de Janeiro/Iguassu Falls; Iguassu Falls/Buenos Aires; Buenos Aires/Ushuaia; Punta Arenas/Santiago. Air prices were effective on July 12, 2017 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 on the base vacation. For vacations that include an extension to the base, pre-paid gratuities only include the base portion. Any additional gratuities would need to be paid on trip.

Chilean Fjords cruise price is based on a Category A cabin on the Stella Australis. Cabin upgrades are available.

Chilean Fjords cruise price includes Chilean Fjords National Park entrance fee and ship’s fuel surcharge ($50 value).

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single Room Supplement:
$2,315 to $2,525

Triple Rooms are not available.

Extra Nights per person in Manaus:
in single room $129; in twin room $70

Extra Nights per person in Santiago:
in single room $227; in twin room $126

2019 prices and itineraries are subject to change. Details will be available in July 2018.

Globus Notes

  • Participation in this tour requires guest's name exactly as it appears on his/her passport, D.O.B., gender, and nationality at the time of booking.
  • Cruise extension not available after the March 16 departure.

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