Sep 2017 - Dec 2017

27 Day South American Odyssey with Brazil's Amazon & Peru Extension

Globus Guided Tour starting in Manaus and finishing in Lima

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Operator: Globus
Type: Coach Tour (Premium)
Duration: 27 Days
From: Manaus to Lima
Tour Code: SGY
Visits: Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru
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Day By Day


Arrive In Manaus, Brazil

After arriving at your hotel, meet for guided sightseeing of Manaus to view vestiges of its glory days during the rubber boom. First stop is the famed OPERA HOUSE, built in 1896 with materials imported from Europe. Next, visit a bustling LOCAL MARKET, abundant with local foods and wares. (D)

Manaus - Amazon Jungle

Today, your "Meeting of the Waters" tour passes by the impressive British-built Customs House and the floating port. CRUISE along the chocolate-coloured Rio Negro to its confluence with the yellow-gray Rio Solimoes, where the two rivers form the mighty Amazon. For 6.4 kilometres (four miles) the differently coloured bodies of water flow side by side and never mix! After lunch on the river, explore a JUNGLE ISLAND (if the water level is not too low) with fascinating native flora and fauna. Later this afternoon, arrive at the Ecopark Jungle Lodge, situated on the banks of the Rio Negro inside the Amazonian rainforest. (B/L/D)

Amazon Jungle

Accompanied by a Naturalist, enjoy a guided WALK to see the flora and fauna that thrive in the Amazon. After lunch, depart the lodge and sail up the river to visit an AMAZON NATIVE CABOCLO VILLAGE to learn about their traditions, costumes, and culture. Also try your hand at piranha fishing! Later, visit the MONKEY JUNGLE RESERVE, where researchers work to rehabilitate primates such as spider, squirrel, woolly, and capuchin monkeys and reintroduce them to the jungle. This evening, venture back out by canoe with your Naturalist to appreciate the sounds of the jungle at night, with the possibility to spot small alligators (or other night creatures). (B/L/D)

Amazon Jungle - Rio De Janeiro

This morning, depart the Ecopark for a flight to Rio for an overnight. (B)

Rio De Janeiro

Today is free in Rio to explore as you please. This afternoon, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a drive along famous Ipanema and Copacabana Beaches to the base of 397-metre (1,300-foot) high SUGAR LOAF MOUNTAIN. Ascend by cable car to its summit, where you can savour spectacular vistas of the city. Next, toast the start of a memorable holiday with caipirinhas, a favourite Brazilian cocktail, from atop Sugar Loaf Mountain during a cocktail party. Cap off the evening with a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. (B/D)

Rio De Janeiro

Today, visit the statue of Christ the Redeemer crowning CORCOVADO MOUNTAIN, a rounded peak rising 701 metres (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. Later, experience a SAMBA SHOW, where the sheer vitality of this country explodes in a colourful extravaganza. (B/D)

Rio De Janeiro

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. (B)

Rio 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 3.2 kilometre (2-mile) wide torrential downpour, with some cataracts as high as 76 metres (250 feet), which is nothing short of hypnotic. (B/D)

Iguassu 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 cataracts. Return to the hotel, where the remainder of the day is at your leisure. (B)

Iguassu Falls - 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 cafes. (B)

Buenos Aires

Your sightseeing starts in La Boca, a colourful district and site of the city's first port. Take a short walking tour of this unique neighbourhood 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 Peron. 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! (B/D)

Buenos Aires Excursion To The Pampas

Today, head into the heart of the pampas (grasslands) and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of rural, country life at a working ARGENTINE ESTANCIA (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 colourful 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. (B/L)

Buenos Aires

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 Parana Delta to see some of the hundreds of islands covered with luxuriant vegetation. (B)

Buenos Aires - Bariloche

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 centre. See the city hall, the clock tower in Municipality Square, and the famous chocolate factories. (B/D)


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. (B/L)

Bariloche - 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. (B/L/D)

Puerto Varas - Puerto Montt - Santiago

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


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 18thcentury CATHEDRAL. 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. This evening, you may opt to join a Chilean folkloric dinner show. (B)


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 Vina del Mar. Tonight, your Tour Director hosts a special farewell dinner to celebrate a great touring adventure. (B/D)

Santiago - Lima, Peru

Fly to the modern city of Lima today, where the remainder of your day is free to relax. (B)


On today's sightseeing, see the 18th-century SAN FRANCISCO MONASTERY with its unique cloisters, the Government Palace, and cathedral situated around the vast Plaza de Armas. Then, take a short drive to the LARCO HERRERA MUSEUM to see some of the best pre-Columbian art in the world. This evening, enjoy a special dinner at a local restaurant. (B/D)

Lima - Cusco - Sacred Valley

Fly to Cusco and spend the day in the Sacred Valley of the Incas and visit the TEMPLE OF SACSAYHUAMAN, a fortress of gigantic stones with some blocks weighing more than 350 tons. Also see the semi-circular KENKO Amphitheatre and the ancient site of Puca Pucara before reaching PISAC, a mountain village with one of the best Indian markets in the world. Stay in the Sacred Valley tonight. (B/L/D)

Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu

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. Board the Vistadome TRAIN through the lush Urubamba Valley. Then, ascend by motorcoach to legendary MACHU PICCHU, the "Lost City of the Incas." Your Local Guide will bring you closer to the mysteries still hidden in these amazing structures. Later, return to your nearby hotel. (B/D)

Machu Picchu - Cusco

Your entrance to MACHU PICCHU is included for a second day. Enjoy the tranquility of the morning, with free time to wander the ruins at your own pace and experience the magic that is Machu Picchu. After lunch, return to the Sacred Valley by TRAIN and continue on to Cusco. (B/L)


This morning, learn more about the Incas and their struggle against invading Spaniards on your Cusco city TOUR, with visits to the imposing CATHEDRAL and the SANTO DOMINGO MONASTERY. After visiting a local MARKET, the remainder of your day is free to explore at your leisure. Tonight, enjoy a special farewell dinner at a local restaurant. (B/D)

Cusco - Lima

A short flight returns you to Lima, where the remainder of your day is free to explore. (B)


Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Trip Inclusions

Included Experiences

  • RIO DE JANEIRO: Cable-car ride up Sugar Loaf Mountain and Sugar Loaf cocktail party; welcome dinner; sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Corcovado Mountain and the cathedral; Samba show and churrascaria dinner.
  • IGUASSU FALLS: Sightseeing with a Local Guide on both sides of the falls; Ecological Jungle Train.
  • BUENOS AIRES: Walking tour; visit the Metropolitan Cathedral and Recoleta Cemetery; empanada cooking class; Tango lesson & show; visit a local estancia.
  • BARILOCHE: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; chairlift to Cerro Campanario; Andes lake crossing.
  • PUERTO MONTT: Sightseeing tour.
  • SANTIAGO: Guided city sightseeing; visit the cathedral; visit Concha Y Toro Winery; farewell dinner.
  • BRAZIL'S AMAZON EXTENSION Guided city sightseeing; "Meeting of the Waters" cruise; visit the Opera House, a local market, a jungle island, monkey jungle reserve, and native Amazon village; guided canoe rides and jungle walks.
  • PERU EXTENSION: Sightseeing with Local Guides in Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu; visit the San Francisco Monastery, local Peruvian market, Kenko, Sacsayhuaman, Ollantaytambo, Cusco Cathedral, and Santo Domingo Monastery.
  • HEADSETS: Throughout your tour.
  • INSIDE VISITS and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Local Favourites

  • Sugar Loaf cocktail party
  • Tango lesson and show
  • Visit a local Estancia
  • Andes lake crossing

Included Meals

  • Breakfast (B) daily, 3 lunches (L), 8 three-course dinners (D) including a welcome dinner & churrascaria dinner with Samba show in Rio, a Tango & dinner show in Buenos Aires, and farewell dinner in Santiago; Brazil's Amazon Extension: 9 additional meals; Peru Extension: 13 additional meals.

Superior Hotels

  • Hotel Classifications: Superior First Class (SF), First Class (F), Moderate First Class (MF), Superior Tourist (ST), Deluxe (D), Moderate Deluxe (MD), Best Available (BA), National Park (NP)
  • Rio De Janeiro Sheraton Rio (D), Iguassu Falls Wish Resort (SF), Buenos Aires Sheraton Buenos Aires (MD), Bariloche NH Edelweiss (SF), Puerto Varas CabaƱas del Lago (F), Santiago Sheraton Santiago (D), Manaus Tropical Manaus (MD), Amazon Reserve Ecopark Jungle Lodge (BA), Lima Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores (MD), Sacred Valley Casa Andina Private Collection Sacred Valley (SF), Machu Picchu Sumaq Hotel (MD), Cusco Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco (F)

Trip Notes

  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Price includes internal air and taxes - International air ticket numbers must be provided upon booking.

Operator Details

Region: South & Central America
Style: Coach Tour
Accommodation: 4+ Star
Location: Central - Generally
Guided: Tour Host & Local Guides
Transport: Luxury Coach
Age Range: Open (min 8 years)
Flights: Internal Flights Included
Airport Transfers: Available, Not Included
Gratuities: Option to Pre Purchase
Max Group Size: 40 (Avg. 30)
Free WiFi: No
* Source: Globus for trips in South & Central America. Some variances may occur on individual tours and information is provided as a guide only. Refer to Trip Inclusions section for more details.

Reviews (2)


Trip Date: 07/09/2012

“My holiday in a nutshell, memorable, wonderfully so!”

I loved the tour of South America. My only issue was with all the flights and waiting around airports, although there is no way around this as South America is a big country. I loved the hotels and thought they were well placed in each city. Our guides were excellent as well. In Puerto Varas I would have spent the morning of our departure in Puerto Varas as its a really lovely town and the hotel was beautiful, and we could have had a leisurely start & quick trip to the downtown shops and maybe not Puerto Monte as the markets were not ready for the public at the time we went there and it seemed a wasted morning. In Manaus Brasil we arrived 2 days early to ensure we were there for the start of the tour whereas the Americans arrived the same day the tour started and when their plane was delayed so was our city tour so we had wasted a whole day because we were going to do a city tour and we ended up being delayed 2 hours because of the Americans and we were rushed around the city missing most things and the rest we saw in the dark. To me the guide wasnt flexible enough. When we departed Manaus we came straight from the Eco lodge and had a 4 hour wait at the airport! We could have done the city tour that morning. The tour at the ECO lodge that went out to the local village was a bit of a waste of time. I was thinking we were going to see an Amazon jungle village with pigmies and grass loin cloths. It was nothing remotely like that. A simple walk through the jungle would have been nicer.

Our meals were all excellent but all on South American time...late! A few I could understand but generally we westerners like to eat a tad earlier.. than 8 or 9 pm. Now they are the negatives, the positives far outway those. We had a wonderful day on the Rio Negro and an afternoon spotting wildlife in its tributaries. I was even motion sick but still will remember that wonderful river. Rio was fantastic, sugarloaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer and the wonderful shopping , food and beaches. ( I was also with 2 others and held up at gunpoint here, but it still didnt take the shine off a wonderful city.) Argentina was equally terrific, we had a great guide (Lucas) who went the extra mile to make sure we saw Buenos Aires at its best and we did. The weather in Uraguay was really dreadful and we had a hiccup/nightmare day which turned into night but Fernando bless him worked his butt off and smoothed it all over. Baraloche was stunning along with the crossing of the Andes by 3 boats and 4 buses. Santiago was also wonderful. Peru was an absolute highlight, Altitude sickness aside, Cusco & Machu Picchu was something I will remember forever. The Hotel in the Sacred Valley was Excellent and by far the best accommodations of my whole trip. That was my holiday in a nutshell, memorable, wonderfully so! Thank you everyone concerned. Particularly Georgie as she was very reliable and quick to respond to anything we needed. I would definitely use Global Journeys and Globus again.

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Trip Date: 19/10/2011

“One of the best travel tours I have ever taken”

This tour was one of the best travel tours I have ever taken. It was a great adventure. Hotels, the tour director, optional tours were all excellent. The group of tourists - a mixture of Americans, Japanese, Philippinos, Canadians and Australians were a great group to be with - very few complaints among the group. The sights were truly amazing - I did not realise that South America had so much to offer. The Amazon River, Iguassu Falls, Patagonia, Bariloche, Porta Varas, Rio, Buenos Aires,Cusco all superb highlights. Macchu Picchu - what an emotional experience - I was overwhelmed - the dream of my lifetime. Thank you so much for this adventure.

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