Spirit of South America with Nazca Lines
About South America
Explore the beauty of South America during this exhilarating vacation and experience its lively cities, visit its ancient ruins, witness its scenic treasures, and learn about new cultures. Start in Rio de Janeiro, a vibrant, bustling city known for its beautiful beaches and beautiful people. The birthplace of Samba, Rio’s vitality comes alive as you experience its sights, sounds, and flavors. Buenos Aires is regarded as the “Paris of South America” with its chic shopping, French architecture, outdoor cafés, legendary nightlife, and cosmopolitan cuisine. It is famous for its sensuous Tango dance, and you’ll see a Tango show—you’ll even get a Tango dance lesson on your Globus tour! Be amazed as you view the spectacular panoramic views of many of the 275 cataracts that make up Iguassu Falls—with its clouds of spray, incessant roar, and surrounding tropical growth.Of course, no vacation to South America is complete without a visit to Peru. In Lima, your sightseeing focuses on its rich colonial history and includes a visit to the Larco Herrera Museum, which has a large collection of pre-Columbian Peruvian art. Continue to Cusco and the Sacred Valley to see the marvelous structures built by the Incas, including the semi-circular Kenko Amphitheater and Puca Pucara. Visit Machu Picchu, where you’ll stand in awe as you witness the ancient ruins surrounded by soaring peaks—one of the most majestic images in South America! Then, visit the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, a fortress built in the early 12th century with stones weighing more than 350 tons. While at the ruins, experience a Mother Earth Ceremony, performed by a local shaman to thank Mother Earth and to ask for good health and safe travels. You’ll also visit the mysterious Nazca Lines. When seen from the air, the lines form precise geometric shapes that number in the hundreds, as well as 70 figures, which include a monkey, whale, hummingbird, shark, spiders, and plants. Archaeologists remain puzzled about why the ancient Nazca people, who thrived here from 200 BC to 500 AD, created illustrations that could only be seen from far above the Earth.From the vibrant cities to the ancient structures, this vacation to South America has it all! So, grab your camera and be prepared for a trip of a lifetime.
RIO DE JANEIROCable-car ride up Sugar Loaf Mountain; welcome dinner; sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Corcovado Mountain and the cathedral; Samba show and churrascaria dinnerBUENOS AIRESSightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the Metropolitan Cathedral; Cemetery of the Recoleta; [LF] Tango dance lesson; Tango showIGUASSU FALLSSightseeing with a Local Guide; visit both sides of the falls; Ecological Jungle TrainLIMASightseeing with a Local Guide; visit San Francisco Monastery; [LF] dinner at Larco Herrera Museum; [LF] local Peruvian food marketSACRED VALLEYVisit Kenko Amphitheater, Temple of Sacsayhuaman, Ollantaytambo, Pisac; [LF] Mother Earth ceremony with a shaman; [LF] home visit for a glimpse into rural Peruvian lifeMACHU PICCHUTake the Vistadome train through the Urubamba Valley; sightseeing with Local Guide and two days entrance to the ruinsCUSCOSightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the cathedral and the Santo Domingo Monastery; farewell dinnerNAZCA LINESNazca Lines flight; Ballestas Islands cruiseHeadsets throughout the tour
RIO DE JANEIRO Sheraton Rio (D)BUENOS AIRES Emperador Hotel Buenos Aires (MD)IGUASSU FALLS Hotel Mabu Thermas (F)LIMA Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores (D)SACRED VALLEY Casa Andina Private Collection Sacred Valley (SF)MACHU PICCHU Hotel Sumaq (MD)CUSCO Casa Andina Private Collection Cusco (SF)NAZCA LINES: Doubletree Paracas (SF)
Breakfast (B) daily, 2 lunches (L), 9 three-course dinners (D) including a welcome dinner, churrascaria dinner with Samba show in Rio, steak dinner with Tango show in Buenos Aires, and a farewell dinner in Cusco
NOTE:Participation in this tour requires guest’s name exactly as it appears on his/her passport, D.O.B., gender, and nationality at the time of booking.