South America Getaway with Santiago & Easter Island (UK version with 1 pre-night Rio) - 2021

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Want to learn the scintillating samba—or the tantalizing tango? Sip sweet caipirinhas—or dry Argentine wines? Sunbathe on famous beaches—or soak in the beauty of neoclassical architecture? This getaway just south of the usual visits two of South America’s most sizzling cities so you can do it all. With time in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires, this sultry tour of South America combines the best of Brazil and Argentina, plus the opportunity to witness the thundering Iguassu Falls from the perspective of both countries. Guided sightseeing to the legendary sights is complemented by numerous opportunities to live like a local. This South America getaway includes an empanada cooking class, a private tango lesson, and a day on an authentic Argentine ranch where you can savor authentic cuisine, tap your foot to regional music, and even take the reins of a horse and channel your inner gaucho.Skip and sip your way through more storied scenery by adding a Monograms vacation package to Santiago – Chile’s European-influenced capital between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes – to your tour of South America. Your Local Host will show you how to drink in the culture, heritage, and legendary wines of this modern and sophisticated city.Leave no stone uncovered on the hunt for archeological treasures on the world’s most isolated inhabited island. Home to the world’s largest open-air museum and nearly 1,000 mysterious Moai statues, Chile’s Easter Island is an intriguing extension to your South America vacation.

Destinations
  • South America
  • South America
  • South America
  • South America
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Chile
Tour Types
  • Globus escorted tours
  • Small group tours

Location: Arrive In Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Welcome to Rio de Janeiro!

Location: Rio De Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO Free time this morning. At 3:30pm, meet your Tour Director for a drive along Ipanema and Copacabana beaches. Cable-car ascent to the summit of Sugar Loaf Mountain for spectacular views and a cocktail party to sample caipirinhas (the famous Brazilian rum drink).

Meals: Breakfast

Location: 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.

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: Rio De Janeiro

RIO DE JANEIRO Free day. ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Rio de Janeiro with an optional excursion to Petropolis, (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.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Rio De Janeiro–Iguassu Falls

RIO DE JANEIRO Fly to Iguassu Falls. IGUASSU FALLS Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide in Iguassu National Park on the Brazilian side of the falls.

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: 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 by a Local Guide. Free time this afternoon and evening.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Iguassu Falls–Buenos Aires, Argentina

IGUASSU FALLS Fly to Buenos Aires. BUENOS AIRES Orientation tour.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: 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 Pink House); the Metropolitan Cathedral, and the Teatro Colón Opera House. Visit the burial site of Eva Perón at Recoleta Cemetery. Argentinean LF empanada cooking class. Private LF Tango lesson followed by Argentine steak dinner and Tango show.

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: Buenos Aires

BUENOS AIRES Scenic drive to the pampas to visit an LF Argentine estancia (ranch). Welcome reception includes empanadas, local beverages, and wine. Authentic Argentine lunch with live music, followed by a horseback ride or carriage ride and a gaucho (cowboy) horsemanship performance.

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch

Location: Buenos Aires–Santiago

BUENOS AIRES Fly to Santiago.SANTIAGO Meet your Monograms representative. Free time this afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner

Location: Santiago

SANTIAGO Guided sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the Government Palace, Plaza de Armas, San Cristobal Hill, and the Cathedral. Free time this afternoon and evening.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Santiago–Easter Island

SANTIAGO Fly to Easter Island. EASTER ISLAND Transfer to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Easter Island

EASTER ISLAND Private guided sightseeing including Ahu Vaihu, where eight large moai lie in ruins, and the ancient burial site of Ahu Akahanga. Next, visit the quarry of Rano Raraku where 394 statues are found in various stages of completion. In the afternoon, visit Ahu Tongariki with 15 beautifully restored moai, and at Ahu Te Pito Kura, see the largest moai ever transported and erected. Last stop is Anakena Beach where King Hotu Matu’a first landed on Rapa Nui.

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch

Location: Easter Island

EASTER ISLAND This morning, your private tour visits the Rano Kau Volcano, with a caldera that contains one of the island’s freshwater lakes. At the nearby ceremonial village of Orongo, see the restored houses and remains of an ancient Ahu. Head to Ana Kai Tagata, an ancient cave with wall paintings on the rock. This afternoon, visit Ahu Akivi, with seven restored moais in the middle of the island. According to legend, the statues represent the seven scouts sent to Easter Island by King Hotu Matu’a. Finally, visit the Puna Pau topknot quarry with its red scoria stone, where the Pukaos on top of the moai were made.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Easter Island–Santiago

EASTER ISLAND Fly to Santiago.SANTIAGO Free time this evening.

Meals: Breakfast

Location: Santiago

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals: Breakfast

Included
  • Meals
    -15 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners

Prices for sole occupancy are available on request

Dates Price Single Availability
01-Nov-2021
15 Nights
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Suitable for: 5-99
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Meals:15 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
Diets:Vegetarians, Please make Cosmos aware at the time of booking what your requirements are and they will endeavour to assist with your request.
Tour operated in: English
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