Spirit of South America Globus

Spirit of South America

The Spirit of South America embodies some of the best that South America has to offer. The tour includes visits to Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, Lima, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Cusco. View the breathtaking natural beauty of Iguassu Falls and the Andes Mountains. Explore cosmopolitan capitals, ancient cities and archeological ruins and learn about the areas different cultures.

The 15 day Spirit of South America tour from Globus Tours is loaded up with some of the greatest destinations on the continent. On any quest for the 'spirit' of a country you certainly want to experience a mix of locations from the big city excitement to the small town wonder. From casinos to waterfalls and everything in between you'll experience it all on this 15 day Spirit of South America tour from Globus Tours.


15 Daysfr. $4,312

  • Take a cable-car ride up Sugar Loaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro and and enjoy a Sugar Loaf cocktail party
  • Go sightseeing with in Rio de Janeiro with a local guide including the cathedral and a visit to Corcovado Mountain to see the statue of Christ the Redeemer
  • 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
  • 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
  • In Lima go sightseeing with a local guide including a visit to the San Francisco Monastery and a visit to a local Peruvian food market
  • In the Sacred Valley visit Kenko Amphitheater and Pisac and observe a Mother Earth Ceremony with a shaman
  • Visit Ollantaytambo and go to a local home visit for a glimpse into rural Peruvian life
  • Take the Vistadome train through the Urubamba Valley
  • Discover Machu Picchu with local guide and and enjoy time to explore Machu Picchu the next day on your own
  • Sightseeing tour of Cusco with a local guide including a visit to the cathedral, the Santo Domingo Monastery, and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman
  • 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)
  • 2 lunches
  • 7 three-course dinners including a churrascaria dinner in Rio, steak dinner with Tango show in Buenos Aires, and a farewell dinner in Cusco
  • Sheraton Rio Hotel and Towers in Rio de Janeiro (3 nights)
  • Brick Hotel Buenos Aires, M Gallery Collection in Buenos Aires (3 nights)
  • Belmond Hotel Das Cataratasin Iguassu Falls (1 night)
  • Casa Andina Premium Miraflores Hotel in Lima (3 nights)
  • Casa Andina Premium Hotel in the Sacred Valley (1 night)
  • Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel in Machu Picchu (1 night)
  • Casa Andina Premium Hotel in the Cusco (2 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.

HILTON RIO COPACABANA

RIO DE JANEIRO

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The city’s landmark, the statue of Christ the Redeemer, crowns Corcovado Mountain, a rounded peak rising 2,300 feet from the bay below. A scenic ride by cog railway leads to the top, where a breathtaking 360-degree panorama affords sweeping views. From here, proceed to bustling downtown Rio, where modern office towers stand next to relics of the Portuguese colonial past. View the Sambodromo and visit the Cathedral.

The afternoon is at leisure for you to experience this vibrant city on your own. Tonight, it’s a fun outing to a Churrascaria for a feast of barbecued meats marinated and roasted over charcoal in true Brazilian style.

Breakfast, Dinner

HILTON RIO COPACABANA

RIO DE JANEIRO

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A full day at leisure to savor Rio. Relax on one of the world-famous beaches or take advantage of the world-class shopping or fine dining. Alternatively, you may choose to join an optional trip to historic Petropolis, a mountain resort and the former summer palace of Emperor Dom Pedro II.

Breakfast

HILTON RIO COPACABANA

RIO DE JANEIRO–BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Fly to Buenos Aires, proud capital of the vast country that occupies most of the southern part of the continent. After arriving at your central hotel, an orientation walk acquaints you with the “Paris of South America” and its wide boulevards and outdoor cafés. Spend an evening at leisure.

Breakfast

HILTON BUENOS AIRES

BUENOS AIRES

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Your included sightseeing this morning starts in La Boca, a colorful district and site of the city’s first port. Take a short walking TOUR of this unique neighborhood at the mouth of the river and then on to San Telmo, famous for its late-colonial buildings and as a popular gathering spot for artists. At the Plaza de Mayo, see La Casa Rosada (the President’s Pink House) and the Metropolitan Cathedral, which houses San Martin’s Mausoleum. Drive past the ornate Colon Opera House before reaching Recoleta Cemetery, burial site of Eva Perón.

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

HILTON BUENOS AIRES

BUENOS AIRES

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Enjoy a full day at leisure, with an optional excursion to the pampas (grasslands). Experience the atmosphere of Argentine country life as you visit an estancia (ranch). Get acquainted with the lifestyle of the gauchos and enjoy a barbecue lunch and the warm hospitality of your hosts before returning to the city.

Breakfast

HILTON BUENOS AIRES

BUENOS AIRES–IGUASSU FALLS

Iguassu, Brazil

This morning, fly to Iguassu Falls. The spectacle of this 2-mile-wide torrential downpour—with some cataracts as high as 250 feet—is nothing short of hypnotic. The clouds of spray, the incessant roar, and the surrounding luxuriant tropical growth make this an unforgettable natural wonder.

Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Upon arrival, journey to the Argentinean side of the falls and take the Ecological Jungle Train for a bird’s-eye view from the catwalks perched over part of the Devil’s Throat, where 14 falls drop more than 300 feet into the Devil’s Gorge below.

Iguassu, Brazil

Continue into Brazil’s side of Iguassu Falls, your home for the night.

Breakfast, Dinner

WISH RESORT

IGUASSU FALLS–LIMA, PERU

Iguassu, Brazil

Today is dedicated to exploring the Brazilian side of the falls from a completely different vantage point than in Argentina. A walk along the pathway at the base of the falls takes you into the Devil’s Throat Canyon, with spectacular panoramic views of many of the 275 cataracts that make up Iguassu Falls.

Lima, Peru

Have a late lunch or early dinner before flying to Lima, Peru. Overnight in Lima.

Breakfast, Lunch

CASA ANDINA PREMIUM MIRAFLORES

LIMA

Lima, Peru

Your city sightseeing tour focuses on Lima’s rich colonial history as well as the modern city. See the 18th-century San Francisco Monastery with its unique cloisters, Government Palace, and the cathedral situated around the vast Plaza de Armas.

Tonight, visit the Larco Herrera Museum, which houses the largest private collection of Pre-Columbian Peruvian art in the world. Enjoy dinner at the museum’s restaurant.

Breakfast, Dinner

CASA ANDINA PREMIUM MIRAFLORES

LIMA–CUSCO–SACRED VALLEY

Cusco, Peru

Fly to Cusco, the impressive Andean city that was once the capital of the Inca Empire.

Sacred Valley, Peru

Head into the Sacred Valley of the Incas and visit the semi-circular Kenko Amphitheater with its stone altars and labyrinth of passages and see the ancient site of Puca Pucara. Also, in the Sacred Valley, experience an El Pago a la Tierra, or Mother Earth Ceremony, performed by a local shaman. These ceremonies thanking Mother Earth and asking for good health and safe travels have been practiced in Peru since before the arrival of the Incas.

Pisac, Peru

Continue to Pisac, an old mountain village where you will have free time to shop for local wares, such as alpaca sweaters and blankets, jewelry, or hand-painted ornamental dishes and vases.

Sacred Valley, Peru

Stay in the Sacred Valley tonight, with dinner at the hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

CASA ANDINA PREMIUM SACRED VALLEY

SACRED VALLEY–MACHU PICCHU

Sacred Valley, Peru

This morning, visit the Inca Fortress of Ollantaytambo, followed by the opportunity to visit a home, meet some of the locals, and experience their way of life in the Sacred Valley.

Urubamba, Peru

Then, board the Vistadome Train for a scenic journey through the lush Urubamba Valley.

Machu Picchu, Peru

Upon arrival, ascend the mountainside to legendary Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas.” Your Local Guide will introduce this intact fortress with its temple remains, holy houses, and mile-long aqueduct, and will bring you closer to the mysteries still hidden in these amazing structures. Tonight, learn how to make the perfect Pisco Sour at a Peruvian cooking demonstration before your included dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

SUMAQ MACHU PICCHU HOTEL

MACHU PICCHU–CUSCO

Machu Picchu, Peru

A morning at leisure in Machu Picchu allows you to wake up early to see the sunrise over Machu Picchu with your second included entrance to the ruins.

Cusco, Peru

After lunch, return to the Sacred Valley by TRAIN and continue to Cusco.

Breakfast, Lunch

CASA ANDINA PREMIUM CUSCO

CUSCO

Cusco, Peru

On your guided sightseeing tour of Cusco today, learn more about the Inca and Spanish influence. Begin at the heart of Cusco in the Plaza de Armas (main square), with a visit to the imposing Cathedral, where construction began in 1550 and was finally completed 100 years later. Continue to Koricancha and the Santo Domingo Monastery, and see how the two sites have become one. The Temple of the Sun at Koricancha was once the most important Inca site, dedicated to the worship of the Sun. The walls, altars, and decorations were all said to be covered in gold—until the Spaniards looted the temple and then built the contrasting Baroque Santo Domingo Monastery on top of the temple’s foundations. Also, visit the TEMPLE OF Sacsayhuaman, perched on a hillside overlooking Cusco. It remains unfathomable how and when this fortress of gigantic stones—with some blocks weighing more than 350 tons—was built.

Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to explore on your own. This evening, your Tour Director hosts a festive farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Breakfast, Dinner

CASA ANDINA PREMIUM CUSCO

CUSCO–LIMA

Lima, Peru

A short morning flight returns you to Lima. For a special treat, make a stop at a local Peruvian food market to get a real taste of the life of the local people. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore on your own.

Breakfast

CASA ANDINA PREMIUM MIRAFLORES

LIMA

Lima, Peru

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast

Departure Date
Price
Tue, May 07, 2019 – Wait-list
$4,312.00
Tue, Jul 02, 2019
$4,312.00
Tue, Sep 10, 2019
$4,312.00
Tue, Sep 24, 2019
$4,312.00
Tue, Oct 08, 2019
$4,312.00
Tue, Oct 22, 2019
$4,312.00
Tue, Nov 05, 2019
$4,312.00
Tue, Jan 28, 2020
$4,328.00
Tue, Feb 11, 2020
$4,328.00
Tue, Mar 10, 2020
$4,328.00
Tue, Mar 24, 2020
$4,328.00

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 $1,921 (based on Miami departure in January 2019); or (2) intra-vacation air segments only. Required intra-vacation air segments: Rio de Janeiro/Buenos Aires; Buenos Aires/Iguassu Falls; Iguassu Falls/Lima; Lima/Cusco; Cusco/Lima. 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: $1,380 Triple Room Reduction per person: $110
  • Extra Nights per person in Rio de Janeiro: In single room $228 In twin room $119 In triple room $98
  • Extra Nights per person in Lima: In single room $178 In twin room $94 In triple room $89
  • 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
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  • 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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  • 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.
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  • 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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