Spirit of South America 2021 - 15 days from Rio de Janeiro to Lima
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Spirit of South America 2021

15 days from Rio de Janeiro to Lima

Starting at $5,476


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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Rum and rumba. Ruins and rainforests. Rio and revelry. This carefree vacation 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.



Destination & Sightseeing

Notes:
Maximum elevation on tour: 13,000 ft.

MEALS

Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 7 dinners

ITINERARY

Day 1
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 a cocktail party to [LF] sample caipirinhas (the famous Brazilian rum drink)

Day 2
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
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Day 3
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 MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app
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Day 4
RIO DE JANEIRO Fly to Buenos Aires. BUENOS AIRES Orientation tour with a Local Guide
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Day 5
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 Colón Opera House. Visit the site of Eva Perón’s tomb at Recoleta Cemetery. Private [LF] Tango lesson followed by Argentine steak dinner and Tango show
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Day 6
BUENOS AIRES Free day
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Day 7
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
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Day 8
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
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Day 9
LIMA Guided sightseeing includes the Plaza de Armas, the Government Palace, Cathedral, and San Francisco Monastery. [LF] 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
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Day 10
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 [LF) 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
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Day 11
SACRED VALLEY Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide to the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo. Visit to a [LF] 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
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Day 12
MACHU PICCHU Second included entrance to Machu Picchu. Afternoon train to the Sacred Valley. Transfer to Cusco
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Day 13
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
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Day 14
CUSCO Fly to Lima. LIMA Visit and tastings at a [LF] Peruvian food market. Free time this afternoon and evening
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Day 15
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning
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Day 16
ARRIVE IN RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

Day 17
RIO DE JANEIRO

Day 18
RIO DE JANEIRO

Day 19
RIO DE JANEIRO–BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

Day 20
BUENOS AIRES

Day 21
BUENOS AIRES

Day 22
BUENOS AIRES–IGUASSU FALLS

Day 23
IGUASSU FALLS–LIMA, PERU

Day 24
LIMA

Day 25
LIMA–CUSCO–SACRED VALLEY

Day 26
SACRED VALLEY–MACHU PICCHU

Day 27
MACHU PICCHU–CUSCO

Day 28
CUSCO

Day 29
CUSCO–LIMA

Day 30
LIMA

Day 31
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Day 32
Breakfast

Day 33
Breakfast

Day 34
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Day 35
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Day 36
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Day 37
BreakfastLunch

Day 38
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Day 40
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Day 41
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Day 43
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Day 44
Breakfast

Day 45 ARRIVE IN RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL.
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 a cocktail party to [LF] sample caipirinhas (the famous Brazilian rum drink)

Day 46 RIO DE JANEIRO.
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
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Day 47 RIO DE JANEIRO.
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 MyGlobus. Get local maps and tips for free time on your GlobusGO mobile app
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Day 48 RIO DE JANEIRO–BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA
RIO DE JANEIRO Fly to Buenos Aires. BUENOS AIRES Orientation tour with a Local Guide
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Day 49 BUENOS AIRES
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 Colón Opera House. Visit the site of Eva Perón’s tomb at Recoleta Cemetery. Private [LF] Tango lesson followed by Argentine steak dinner and Tango show
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Day 50 BUENOS AIRES
BUENOS AIRES Free day
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Day 51 BUENOS AIRES–IGUASSU FALLS.
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
Meal Icon BreakfastMeal Icon Dinner

Day 52 IGUASSU FALLS–LIMA, PERU.
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
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Day 53 LIMA.
LIMA Guided sightseeing includes the Plaza de Armas, the Government Palace, Cathedral, and San Francisco Monastery. [LF] 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
Meal Icon BreakfastMeal Icon Dinner

Day 54 LIMA–CUSCO–SACRED VALLEY.
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 [LF) 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
Meal Icon BreakfastMeal Icon Dinner

Day 55 SACRED VALLEY–MACHU PICCHU.
SACRED VALLEY Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide to the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo. Visit to a [LF] 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
Meal Icon BreakfastMeal Icon Dinner

Day 56 MACHU PICCHU–CUSCO.
MACHU PICCHU Second included entrance to Machu Picchu. Afternoon train to the Sacred Valley. Transfer to Cusco
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Day 57 CUSCO.
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
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Day 58 CUSCO–LIMA.
CUSCO Fly to Lima. LIMA Visit and tastings at a [LF] Peruvian food market. Free time this afternoon and evening
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Day 59 LIMA.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Accommodations

Rio de JaneiroBuenos AiresIguassu FallsLimaSacred ValleyMachu PicchuCusco
Hilton Rio Copacabana
Moderate Deluxe



Avenida Atlantica 1020 Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Located just steps away from the famous Copacabana beach and waterfront, Hilton Copacabana offers two sparkling swimming pools, a full-service wellness spa, multiple restaurants and bars, beachside service at Copacabana's waterfront, and comfortable and cozy guestrooms with spectacular views.
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