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Globus Brazilian Getaway(SI)

7 days from Rio de Janeiro to Iguassu Falls 
Friendly people, beautiful beaches, stunning scenery, a vibrant atmosphere, and interesting, historic sites…that is what awaits you on this Brazil tour featuring spectacular Rio de Janeiro and Iguassu Falls. You'll spend four nights in the cosmopolitan city of Rio and enjoy guided sightseeing featuring the magnificent panoramic views from atop Sugarloaf Mountain and Corcovado Mountain, where the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue is found.

While in Rio, Globus has arranged some out-of-the-ordinary experiences for you. You'll learn about Brazil's national liqueur, cachaça, during a special tasting. You'll also have a chance to do as the Cariocas, or Rio's residence, do and learn how to Samba during a lesson before an authentic Samba show. While in Rio, you'll also have plenty of time to explore on your own. Perhaps take a walk on Copacabana Beach; visit one of the many museums; stroll through Tijuca National Park, the world's largest urban forest; or join an optional excursion to Petropolis, a mountain resort town that was once home to the summer palace of Emperor Dom Pedro II.

A highlight of this Brazil tour is the time you'll spend in Iguassu Falls, found on the border of Brazil and Argentina. These thundering falls are made up of over 275 cataracts and span nearly two miles wide. See both the Brazilian and Argentinean sides of the falls for vastly different perspectives during your two days here. Learn firsthand why Iguazu means "big water" in the local Guaraní language. Photos do not do them justice; they must be witnessed in person!

Combining the bustling, big city of Rio with the spectacular, pure nature of Iguassu Falls, this tour to Brazil is the perfect vacation!

Globus Highlights & Sightseeing

RIO DE JANEIRO
Sugar Loaf Mountain, [LF] Cachaça tasting and welcome dinner; sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Corcovado Mountain and the cathedral; [LF] Samba lesson and show

IGUASSU FALLS
Sightseeing with a Local Guide on both sides of the falls; Ecological Jungle Train!

Headsets throughout the tour

Itinerary (2017)

Day 1Arrive In Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
 Welcome to South America’s largest and most populous country. This afternoon, meet 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, at a local restaurant, [LF] learn about Brazil’s national liqueur, cachaça, during a special tasting and toast the start of a memorable vacation with caipirinhas, a favorite Brazilian cocktail made with cachaça. Cap off the evening with a welcome dinner. (D)
Day 2Rio 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 time to learn to Samba during your [LF] SAMBA LESSON before you experience a professional SAMBA SHOW, where the sheer vitality of this country explodes in a colorful extravaganza. (B,D)
Day 3
 Rio De Janeiro. 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 4Rio De Janeiro.
 Enjoy another day to explore Rio and perhaps venture into Tijuca Rainforest in the middle of the city. Search for fauna such as monkeys, sloths, toucans, and macaws, and enjoy panoramic vistas. (B)
Day 5Rio 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. 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 6Iguassu 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. This afternoon, perhaps opt for a visit to the Bird Park for the opportunity to spot birds in their native rainforest environment. Huge aviaries are home to more than 900 tropical birds of 150 species. On a walking tour, learn about the various birds found here, and the ongoing effort to protect and conserve these native birds. Tonight, join your Tour Director for a special farewell dinner. (B,D)
Day 7Iguassu Falls.
 Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Included Globus Meals

Breakfast daily, 4 three-course dinners including a special farewell dinner in Iguassu Falls

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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 $1,285 (based on Miami, departure in March, 2017); or (2) intra-vacation air segments only (call or visit our website for latest pricing). Required intra-vacation air segment: Rio de Janeiro/Iguassu Falls. Air prices were effective on July 13, 2016, 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.

Prices based on double room occupancy.

Single Room Supplement:
$785

Triple Room Reduction per person:
$25

Extra Nights per person in Rio de Janeiro:
in single room $300; in twin room $156; in triple room $151

Extra Nights per person in Iguassu Falls:
in single room $220; in twin room $123; in triple room $102

2018 prices and itineraries are subject to change. Details will be available in July 2017.

Globus Notes

NOTE:
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.

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