GLOBUS 2023: Independent Rio de Janeiro City Stay with Brazil's Amazon & Buenos Aires (ILR4)
10-Day Package from Manaus to Buenos Aires
Craving adventure that speaks to your independent spirit? From the rumble in the jungle to the rhythm of the samba, this Independence by Globus vacation in the Brazilian Amazon, Rio de Janeiro, and Buenos Aires is definitely a step in the right direction. And, while it takes two to Tango, it only takes you to choreograph the perfect way to spend your day with the I-time you deserve. Start the fun with a trip to the wilds of the Brazilian Amazon. Touch down in Manaus, gateway to Brazil's Amazon, for a private, guided sightseeing tour with a local expert to envision the rubber boom days. Stand at the 'Meeting of the Waters' where the chocolate-hued Rio Negro flows side by side with the amber Rio Solimoes. Meet monkeys, catch piranhas, and explore a native caboclo village in the breathtaking Brazilian Amazon. Next, discover how Rio sizzles with Brazilian barbecue, beaches, and bustling nightlife, and a breathtaking view atop Corcovado Mountain where the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue stands watch. More fun awaits in Buenos Aires, bursting at the seams with bold buildings, European energy, and bustling boulevards. Walk down the world's widest avenue where the Colon Theater and Plaza de Mayo burst onto the scene. From the exciting enclave of La Boca to the old district of San Telmo, you can shop 'til you drop and dine on the deliciousness of dozens of local cafes. Linger in the legendary Recoleta Cemetery where Argentina's famous First Lady Evita Peron rests in peace, and then join the land of the living with a lively Tango show. Spend some well-deserved I-time on the Tigre River or take a turn at making your own empanadas. Horse around with gauchos on an Argentinean estancia where ranch life is alive and kicking. Bust out of the ordinary with a Brazil and Argentina vacation for the ages! With the freedom to fill your free time with Latin flair and adventure, you'll be swaying to the samba in no time!
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- 10 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Manaus||After arriving at your hotel, meet up for private city sightseeing to view vestiges of Manaus' glory days during the rubber boom. Your first stop will be the famous opera house, built in 1896 with materials imported from Europe. Next, visit a bustling local market filled with regional foods and wares.|
|Day 2||Amazon Jungle||Today, your 'Meeting of the Waters' cruise passes by the impressive British-built Customs House and the floating port. Cruise along the chocolate-hued Rio Negro to its confluence with the yellow-gray Rio Solimoes, where the two rivers form the mighty Amazon. For four miles, the differently shaded bodies of water flow side by side and never mix! - After lunch on the river, explore a jungle island (water level permitting) 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 Amazon rainforest. (B,L,D)|
|Day 3||Amazon Jungle||Accompanied by a Naturalist, enjoy a guided jungle walk that introduces you to the flora and fauna that thrive in the Amazon. - After lunch, depart the lodge and sail up the river to visit a Caboclo's native Amazon 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 captive primates and reintroduce them to the jungle. Here, you have the opportunity to see the feeding of spider, squirrel, woolly, and capuchin monkeys. - This evening, maybe venture back out with your Naturalist via canoe into the flooded forest to appreciate the sounds of the jungle at night. Keep watch for small alligators (and other night creatures)! (B,L,D)|
|Day 4||Rio de Janeiro||This morning, depart your Amazon lodge for a flight to fabulous Rio. - Welcome to South America's capital of glamour-Rio de Janeiro, where your Local Guide will be available with suggested activities during your free time. (B)|
|Day 5||Rio de Janeiro||Today, your private tour takes you to the Cosme Velho district, where you board a cog-wheel train that will take you through the lush tropical vegetation of Tijuca Forest to the top of Corcovado Mountain. This rounded peak rising 2,300 feet from the bay is one of the New7Wonders of the World and home to the iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Enjoy a breathtaking 360-degree panorama, which affords sweeping views of the city and beaches below. - The afternoon and evening are at leisure. - Tonight, you may opt to join an outing to a fun churrascaria for a feast of barbecued meats that are marinated and roasted over charcoal in true Brazilian style. (B)|
|Day 6||Rio de Janeiro||Enjoy a full day at leisure. Your Local Host will suggest some options for your free time. (B)Today's I-Time Tips This afternoon, you may elect to discover historic Petropolis, a mountain resort and site of the former summer palace of Emperor Dom Pedro II, or take an optional excursion to visit iconic Sugar Loaf Mountain.|
|Day 7||Buenos Aires||Fly to Buenos Aires, meet your local guide, and transfer to your hotel. (B)|
|Day 8||Buenos Aires||After breakfast, your private tour takes you along the widest avenue in the world to see the Teatro Colon Opera House, the pride of Buenos Aires. You'll also visit the Avenida de Mayo and Plaza de Mayo, surrounded by La Casa Rosada (the President's Pink House), and the Cabildo, which was the first City Hall. Visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, which houses San Martin's Mausoleum. Continue to the oldest district in Buenos Aires, San Telmo, then stop by vibrant hues of La Boca and Palermo. Finish your city tour with a visit to Recoleta Cemetery, burial site of Eva Peron and a highlight of the city. - This evening, you may opt to enjoy dinner and a traditional Tango show-Argentina's famed passionate dance. (B)Today's I-Time Tips The Tango and Argentina go hand in hand. Treat yourself to a visit to a local tango house to see this passionate dance performed in its authentic style, while dining on Argentine cuisine and wine!|
|Day 9||Buenos Aires||Today is free to explore. Consider an optional excursion to visit a traditional estancia (ranch) to experience the lifestyle of the gauchos, or cruise down the Tigre River surrounded by beautiful landscapes and impressive homes. (B)Today's I-Time Tips Estancias date back to the 16th century during Spanish colonization when conquistadors where gifted land to raise and breed cattle. Today, these lands and traditions that go along with them have been passed down from generation to generation. Today, you have the chance to step into the traditional, local life of a gaucho and embrace Argentinean heritage during an optional trip to an estancia.|
|Day 10||Buenos Aires||Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning. (B)|
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