South American Odyssey Globus

South American Odyssey

Discover a remarkable South America tour that includes Brazil, Argentina and Chile. Enjoy the energy of Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and Santiago. Visit the incredible Iguassu Falls from both sides and view the stunning Andes mountains from the lookout point at Cerro Campanario near Bariloche. Engage in local cultures with Globus exclusive experiences.

The 16 day South American Odyssey tour from Globus Tours packs in an unbelievable amount of enjoyment in just more than 2 weeks time. One of the best parts about an itinerary like this is the wide variety of locations, altitudes and cultural changes you get to witness first hand as you make your way around South America. Your South American Odyssey tour from Globus Tours is an adventure that aims to please and always lives up to that promise.


16 Daysfr. $4,661

  • Take cable-car ride up Sugar Loaf Mountain and enjoy the view with a Sugar Loaf cocktail party
  • Go sightseeing with a local guide including a visit to the cathedral and to Corcovado Mountain to see the visit the statue of Christ the Redeemer
  • Stay inside Iguassu National Park at the famous Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas and go sightseeing with a local guide as you visit both sides of the falls and take a Ecological Jungle Train ride
  • Enjoy a sightseeing of Buenos Aires with a local guide including a visit to the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Recoleta Cemetery
  • Take a Tango dance lesson watch a Tango show
  • Enjoy an empanada cooking class in Buenos Aires and visit a local estancia (Argentinian ranch) in the heart of the pampas
  • In Bariloche take a sightseeing with a local guide including a chairlift ride to a lookout point at Cerro Campanario
  • Take a boat cruise across Lago Nahuel Huapi to Puerto Blest in teh Andes mountains
  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the seaport town of in Puerto Montt
  • In Santiago take a guided city sightseeing tour including a visit to the cathedral and a visit to the Concha y Toro Winery
  • Headsets throughout the tour
  • Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • Breakfast daily (except Day 1)
  • 3 lunches
  • 7 three-course dinners including a churrascaria dinner in Rio, a Tango and dinner show in Buenos Aires, and farewell dinner in Santiago
  • Sheraton Rio Hotel and Towers in Rio de Janeiro (3 nights)
  • Belmond Hotel Das Cataratas in Iguassu Falls (2 nights)
  • Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel in Buenos Aires (4 nights)
  • Panamericano Bariloche Hotel in Bariloche (2 nights)
  • Hotel Cabanas del Lago in Puerto Varas (1 night)
  • Sheraton Santiago Hotel in Santiago (3 nights)

ARRIVE IN RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL

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, toast the start of a memorable vacation with caipirinhas, a favorite Brazilian cocktail, from atop Sugar Loaf Mountain during a cocktail party.

SHERATON RIO HOTEL AND TOWERS

RIORIO DE JANEIRO DE JANEIRO

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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 and view the Sambodromo and visit the Cathedral.

Later today, you may wish to join an optional trip to a local favela, where you can see a different perspective of life in Brazil.

This evening, it’s off to a Churrascaria for a feast of barbecued meats marinated and roasted over charcoal in true Brazilian style.

Breakfast, Dinner

SHERATON RIO HOTEL AND TOWERS

RIO DE JANEIRO

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A day of leisure or you may consider an optional trip to historic Petropolis, once the former summer palace of Emperor Dom Pedro II and now a mountain resort.

Breakfast

SHERATON RIO HOTEL AND TOWERS

RIO DE JANEIRO–IGUASSU FALLS

Iguassu, Brazil

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. Head into Brazil’s Iguassu National Park to explore 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, which is nothing short of hypnotic.

Breakfast, Dinner

WISH RESORT

IGUASSU FALLS

Iguazu Falls, Argentina

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 cataracts.

Iguassu, Brazil

Return to the hotel, where the remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Breakfast

WISH RESORT

IGUASSU FALLS–BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

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.

Breakfast

SHERATON BUENOS AIRES HOTEL

BUENOS AIRES

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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 Empanada Cooking Class. After an afternoon at leisure, top off the evening at a famous Tango Club. Start with a dance lesson, followed by dinner of Argentine steaks and other local specialties, and end with a show featuring flawless performances of Latin America’s most sensuous dance—the Tango!

Breakfast, Dinner

BUENOS AIRES - EXCURSION TO THE PAMPAS

Argentinian Pampas, Argentina

Today, head into the heart of the pampas (grasslands) and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of rural, country life at a working Argentine Estsancia (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.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Overnight in Buenos Aires.

Breakfast, Lunch

SHERATON BUENOS AIRES HOTEL

BUENOS AIRES

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Enjoy a full day at leisure, with an optional excursion to cruise the Tigre Delta. Drive through the northern district and outskirts of the city to get to Tigre, a charming resort where a great number of summer residences and yachting and rowing clubs concentrate the weekend activities of many locals. Enjoy a relaxing cruise along the innumerable channels of the Paraná Delta to see some of the hundreds of islands covered with luxuriant vegetation.

Breakfast

SHERATON BUENOS AIRES HOTEL

BUENOS AIRES–BARILOCHE

Bariloche, Argentina

Fly south to Bariloche in Patagonia on the shores of fjord-like Lago Nahuel Huapi in the heart of Argentina’s Lake District. Arrive in the early evening, with time to enjoy a leisurely stroll through the picturesque town center. See the city hall, the clock tower in Municipality Square, and the famous chocolate factories.

Breakfast, Dinner

PANAMERICANO HOTEL BARILOCHE

Bariloche, Argentina

This chic alpine resort boasts some of the most glorious scenery in the country. Cameras should be ready for today’s guided sightseeing including a chairlift ride to a lookout point at Cerro Campanario. You’ll want to capture the vistas of surrounding lakes and Andes mountain peaks. The tour continues with a leisurely drive around the Llao Llao Peninsula, Lago Moreno, and Lopez Bay.

Breakfast, Lunch

PANAMERICANO BARILOCHE

BARILOCHE–PUERTO VARAS, CHILE

Puerto Varas, Chile

Set out today for your Andes lake crossing! Board a boat for the cruise across Lago Nahuel Huapi to Puerto Blest. Proceed by motorcoach and see emerald lakes, thick pine forests, and the snowcapped peaks of the Andes Mountains. Look out for soaring Osorno Volcano as you cross Lago Todos los Santos by catamaran. Skirt the southern shore of Lago Llanquihue on the way to Puerto Varas. Drive to your hotel along the rosebush-lined streets of this lakeside resort.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

RADISSON PUERTO VARAS

PUERTO VARAS–PUERTO MONTT–SANTIAGO

Puerto Montt, Chile

Your morning tour of the nearby seaport of Puerto Montt in Chilean Patagonia takes you to the harbor brimming with fishing vessels and along a busy waterfront lined with seafood stalls.

Santiago, Chile

Transfer to the airport for your flight north to Santiago. Perched between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes, Santiago has evolved as the country’s political, commercial, and cultural capital. Tonight, dinner is at the hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

SHERATON SANTIAGO

SANTIAGO

Santiago, Chile

Today, your Local Guide traces the city’s history and heritage on a guided city tour. Start at La Moneda, the official Government Palace, before heading to the Plaza de Armas, the main square, with a visit to the 18th-century Cathedral.

Chilean Wine Region, Chile

Continue into Chile's nearby wine region and visit one of Chile's oldest wineries, Concha Y Toro. A guided tour uncovers the vine-to-wine process that produces some of the world's finest wines.

Santiago, Chile

This evening, you may opt to join a Chilean folkloric dinner show.

Breakfast

SHERATON SANTIAGO

SANTIAGO

Santiago, Chile

The day is free for independent activities. You may want to take advantage of an optional excursion to the beautiful coastal region west of Santiago. Drive through the hills of Chile’s wine country to the historic port of Valparaiso, and continue along the coast to nearby Viña del Mar.

Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner to celebrate a great touring adventure.

Breakfast, Dinner

SHERATON SANTIAGO

Santiago, Chile

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Tue, Jan 29, 2019
$4,661.00
Tue, Feb 12, 2019
$4,661.00
Tue, Feb 19, 2019
$4,661.00
Tue, Mar 12, 2019
$4,661.00
Tue, Mar 26, 2019
$4,661.00
Tue, Apr 23, 2019
$4,661.00
Tue, Sep 24, 2019
$4,661.00
Tue, Oct 08, 2019
$4,661.00
Tue, Oct 22, 2019
$4,661.00
Tue, Oct 29, 2019
$4,661.00
Tue, Dec 03, 2019
$4,661.00
Tue, Jan 07, 2020
$4,940.00
Tue, Feb 11, 2020
$4,940.00
Tue, Mar 03, 2020
$4,940.00
Tue, Mar 24, 2020
$4,940.00

Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.
  • 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 $1,913 (based on Miami, departure in January, 2019); or (2) intra-vacation air segments only. Required intra-vacation air segments: Rio de Janeiro/Iguassu Falls; Iguassu Falls/Buenos Aires; Buenos Aires/Bariloche; Puerto Montt/Santiago. 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 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 are per person, based on double room occupancy.
  • Single Room Supplement: $1,400 Triple Rooms are available at no reduction:
  • Extra Nights per person in Rio de Janeiro: In single room $218 In twin room $114 In triple room $126
  • Extra Nights per person in Santiago: In single room $220 In twin room $122 In triple room $120
  • 2020 prices and itineraries are subject to change. Details will be available in July 2019.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 60-22 days prior to commencement of services: 20% of total price*
  • 21-8 days prior to commencement of services: 30% of total price*
  • 7-1 days prior to commencement of services: 50% of total price*
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  • Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including, but not limited to, flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full land and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply.
  • In many instances, airline revision or change fees can be up to $300, but in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. Cancellation penalties will be quoted at time of cancellation.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
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  • Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure, with some limited exceptions, as noted below. Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date. The payment policy may vary for group reservations.
  • Additional deposits or payments are required for international air added to the start and/or end of your vacation and/or for intra-vacation air, as specified in the itinerary (“air-inclusive vacations”). Air-inclusive vacation pricing is guaranteed upon receipt of full land plus air deposit or land deposit plus full airfare price, depending on type of airfare purchased (Flex-Air or Instant Purchase Air).
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