DESTINATIONS IN CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA
|BRAZIL AND ARGENTINA 2022|
The Wonders of Brazil and Argentina
Brazil is synonymous with a passion for life and a diversity of both nature and culture. We’ll traverse the bustling, sensual metropolis of Rio de Janeiro, enjoy a panoramic feast of the breath-taking Iguazu Falls, and journey through the last great wilderness on Earth, the Amazon rainforest, teeming with thousands of species of animals and plants. From Brazil we’ll continue to the neighboring Argentina, where we’ll be immersed in the sophistication and the fiery passion of Buenos Aires, finding Argentina's soul in the glamorous tango, excellent wines, nouvelle cuisine, Pampas horseriding and Gauchos.
Santiago, Patagonia and Atacama Desert
February 6 - 15, 2022 | $5,080
Chile is a bewitching place of extremes: millennial glaciers in the southernmost part of the planet, enchanted forests, massive volcanoes, remote islands full of legends, and great wines. We’ll start in the multi-faceted city of Santiago surrounded by photogenic vineyards producing some of the world’s best wines. Then, we’ll tour Patagonia, a mythic land of fjords, mountains and glaciers hidden among green landscapes that give way to the horizon disappearing at the end of the world. We'll conclude with the Atacama Desert, framed by the formidable grandeur of the Andes and the driest place on Earth, dotted with fertile oases and its otherworldly landscapes sustaining an abundance of life.
The tour may be combined with the Easter Island tour to Chile (February 15 - 18, 2022)
|CHILE: Easter Island 2022|
February 15 - 18, 2022 | $2,960
The enigmatic Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, with its spiritual monuments and giant Moai statues tells the story of the unique culture of its ancient Polynesian people. Located 2,300 miles or a five hour flight from the coast of South America, Easter Island is a tiny volcanic rock, surrounded by the clearest, deepest waters on the planet. The island’s very remoteness lends it an unmistakable authenticity and an aura of mystery. This is where the mystical Rapa Nui culture created the enormous stone Moai standing as a testimony to its unique and complex past, while its language, music and traditions are kept alive by the island’s native population.
The tour may be combined with the Santiago, Patagonia and Atacama Desert tour to Chile (February 6 - 15, 2022)
|COSTA RICA 2022|
Nature's Paradise of Costa Rica
January 13 - 22, 2022 | $3,980
Fall under the spell of the charismatic Costa Rica. This friendly country enchants with its pristine beauty and amazing culture, and the Nature’s Paradise tour will offer a chance for an unhurried exploration of its tropical beaches, orchid-festooned rainforests and mystical cloudforests, its hot springs, waterfalls, volcanoes and the heart-stopping tropical jungles teeming with wildlife.
This tour may be combined with the The Wonders of the Galápagos tour to Ecuador (January 3 - 11, 2022)
The Wonders of the Galápagos
January 3 - 11, 2022 | $4,990
The enchanted Galápagos Islands, with their volcanic, otherworldly landscapes, are a magnet for wildlife lovers. Until their discovery in 1535, the islands were completely isolated from the mainland, so the species living here developed to adopt to this unique environment, and are different from anywhere else in the world. Until recently, these animals had no exposure to people and never learned to fear them, so they are extremely tame around humans. The islands’ moon like landscapes of mist-covered volcanic peaks, red sand beaches, and strange forests of prickly pear cactus are full of prehistoric looking iguanas, giant tortoises, doe-eyed sea lions playing with you while you snorkel, vividly pink flamingoes, blue-footed boobies performing their "sky pointing" dance, and hunting penguins swimming around your legs.
This tour may be combined with the Nature's Paradise of Costa Rica tour (January 13 - 22, 2022)
Through the Eyes of Women
October 20 - 29, 2021 | $4,480
Discover the mysterious Inca Empire, as you travel through time to the spectacular Machu Picchu, suspended in the sky. Experience the colorful traditions of this Andean region, the untouched nature, ancient cultures, culinary delicacies and the rich in cultural history of Cuzco, the Inca Empire. Sail upon the expansive Lake Titicaca, the legendary birthplace of the Incas, and known for its traditional reeds craftsmen and take in the Amazon Rainforest, home to some of the most varied wildlife in the world.
This tour may be combined with The Wonders of Brazil and Argentina (October 6 - 18, 2021)