Andean peaks, Amazonian rainforest, Patagonian glaciers, Incan ruins, colonial towns, white-sand beaches and vertiginous nightlife: the wonders of South America set the stage for incredible adventures.
Hiking past ancient temples first laid down by the Incas, contemplating the awe-inspiring power of Iguazú Falls, or spend the day watching wildlife from a dugout canoe on one of the Amazon’s countless igarapés (narrow waterways). Barrel down Andean roads by mountain bike, go white-water rafting on Class V rivers and surf amazing breaks off both coasts or head to the dramatic landscapes in Tierra del Fuego, go eye-to-eye with extraordinary creatures in the Galápagos, and scramble up tableland mountains in the Gran Sabana for a panorama that seems straight out of the Mesozoic era.
WONDERS OF BRAZIL
15 days, Rio de Janeiro to Rio de Janeiro
From the cobblestoned streets of colonial Paraty to remote interior wilderness, uncover the wonders of Brazil in two exciting weeks. Experience Iguassu Falls — a series of falls so massive it straddles two countries and so intriguing you’ll need two days to fully appreciate the view. Not to be outdone, the Pantanal wetlands are teeming with wildlife like caiman, jaguar, and exotic birds. Finally, trade early morning songbirds for some samba in Rio and the rhythm of the beach. This adventure provides natural and cultural highlights and the best Brazil has to offer.
Jan 17, Feb 28 Aug 14, 21, 24 $3119
March 6, 13, 20, June 19, 26, 30 $2940
April 17, 28, May 1, 22, Sept 11, 25 $2804
Oct 16, 19, 23, 30 $2940
Book by Jan 31, 2020
ECUADOR BEACHES & COASTAL ADVENTURE
7 days, Quito to Quito
Head to the coast for a seven-day Ecuadorian exploration of culture, wildlife, and natural wonders. Learn about the port city of Manta’s local fishing traditions, visit the Indigenous community of Agua Blanca (and soak in its therapeutic mud baths), then embark on a full-day trip to Isla del Plata to spot sea birds like blue-footed boobies and maybe even migrating whales if you’re visiting from June to October. Your itinerary starts and ends in Quito so you can take time to explore Ecuador’s lively capital.
April 26, May 24 $994
June 21, July 19, Aug 16, Sept 13, Oct 11 $1045
Book by Jan 31, 2020
ECUADOR BEACHES, AMAZON & HIGHLANDS
14 days, Quito to Quito
Reach new highs on this 14-day adventure through Ecuador that takes you from highlands to beaches and the Amazon jungle. See wildlife that rivals the Galápagos on Isla del Plata, choose your own adventure with thrilling activities in Baños, and learn about local life in the Ecuadorian Amazon by staying in a small village with a Quichua family. Ecuador is a multifaceted country and this itinerary gives you the opportunity to take in as many of its rich, fascinating perspectives as you can in two weeks.
April 26, May 10 $1810
June 21, July 19, August 16, Sept 13, Oct 11 $1912
Book by Jan 31, 2020
9 days, Buenos Aires to Buenos Aires
As a destination for active travellers, Patagonia is nothing short of iconic. The very best way to do this South American region justice is to hike all over it. Trek through the crisp air of El Chaltén (with its crazy beautiful Cerro Torre mountain) and then to the area near the imposing Perito Moreno Glacier. In between, marvel at the giant sky, vast views, and big city appeal of Buenos Aires while you revel in a sense of personal triumph. Patagonia’s ready and waiting for you.
2020: Jan 4, 11, 15, 18, 21, 28 Feb 4, 11, & March $2519
Feb 1 $2379
Book by Dec 31, 2019
The Best of Brazil & Argentina
9 Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires
On this tour, discover two of South America’s greatest cities—Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires—with time in each city to explore and experience the varied restaurants, shops, and optional excursions.
Rio de Janeiro is an exciting city known for its beautiful beaches, vibrant atmosphere, Samba shows, gorgeous scenery, and welcoming people. On your guided sightseeing tour of Rio, you’ll take the cog railway 2,300 feet up to the summit of Corcovado Mountain to view the infamous Christ the Redeemer statue and to enjoy 360-degree views. You’ll also have the chance to eat at a famous local churrascaria and enjoy a free day to explore on your own.
Buenos Aires is known as the “Paris of South America” with its wide boulevards, outdoor cafés, and charming shops. Here, your sightseeing with a Local Guide includes the city’s landmarks and Recoleta Cemetery, where Eva Peron is buried. No tour to Buenos Aires would be complete without a Tango show, which is included along with an Argentinean meal. You’ll also have a free day to explore Buenos Aires on your own.
A highlight of this Brazil and Argentina tour is Iguassu Falls, one of the most spectacular sites in the world! Just imagine the thundering roar of the 275 waterfalls cascading over a precipice almost two miles wide and 250 feet deep! You’ll see the brilliant rainbows created by clouds of spray and stand mesmerized on both the Brazilian and Argentine sides of the falls. You’ll even take the ecological jungle train through the rainforest on the Argentine side. It’s a natural wonder not to be missed!
From the vibrant cities to the spectacular scenery, this Brazil and Argentina tour featuring Buenos Aires, Iguassu Falls, and Rio de Janeiro is the perfect vacation for value-minded travelers.
2020: Jan 12, Feb 9, Mar 8, 22, April 26, May 17 July 12, Sept 13, 27 Oct 4, 11, 18 Nov 1, Dec 6 $2433
March 29 $1959
Journey Through South America
Featuring Santiago, Andean Lakes Crossing & Rio de Janeiro
Thundering waterfalls, lost cities, snowcapped volcanos, and world-renowned cuisine – all this and more awaits you in three dynamic South American countries. Take in the natural beauty of Chile’s Patagonia and the Andean Lakes District. Feel the rhythm of the tango in Buenos Aires at a stunning dance performance. Stand in awe before Iguazu Falls, visiting from both the Argentine and Brazilian sides. Admire the viewpoint from the statue of Christ the Redeemer. As you journey through Chile, Argentina, and Brazil, encounter precisely what makes each nation as unique as they are united.
16 days/15 nights 21 Meals: 14 Breakfasts, 1 Lunches, 6 Dinners
Book by Oct 31, 2019 for Nov 6, 2020 $4099 or Jan 22, 2021 $4249
2020: Sept 25, Oct 30 $4349
2021: Feb 29 $4349
Natural Wonders of Costa Rica with Guatemala & Guanacaste
15 Day Tour from Guatemala City to Guanacaste
In Antigua, Guatemala, step back in history as you explore the ruins of churches and monasteries along with restored colonial buildings. Perhaps pick up a unique Guatemalan handicraft to bring back home from the open-air Indian market. Then travel to Costa Rica and witness bountiful wildlife in their natural habitat, enjoy relaxing dips in ecothermal hot springs, and learn about the Costa Rican culture on this thrilling adventure.
Among the many highlights of this tour is Tortuguero National Park, where you’ll take a boat ride along remote, unspoiled sections of the park to view wildlife. Your guide will look out for the wildlife—including freshwater turtles, egrets, toucans, and monkeys—so you can sit back, relax, and take plenty of pictures. Another tour highlight is the Arenal Volcano, considered one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Relax as you soak in the ecothermal hot springs and perhaps watch the lava flow down the volcano—a spectacular sight! In Monteverde, visit the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve, home to forest fauna such as jaguars, resplendent quetzal, monkeys, ocelots, and many species of birds—not to mention the large diversity of plant species. Even more amazing scenery awaits you in Guanacaste, where you’ll have three nights to partake in the many activities, including rainforest canopy tours, river rafting, horseback riding, snorkeling, watching breathtaking sunsets, hiking, or just relaxing on the beach.
This tour to Costa Rica has it all—wildlife, scenic waterways, tropical rainforests, spectacular beaches, and knowledgeable guides to help you learn about Costa Rica.
2020: Jan 14, Feb 4, 11, 18, Mar 3, 24 $5166
Brazil & Argentina Escape with Santiago
12 Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro to Santiago
From historic, vibrant cities to spectacular natural surroundings, your escape to Brazil and Argentina shares the best of Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, and Chile’s capital city of Santiago.
2020: Jan 17, Mar 13, 20 $3188
Prices are per person in single, double or triple room occupancy
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Brazil & Argentina
9 Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires
On your guided sightseeing tour of Rio, you’ll take the cog railway 2,300 feet up to the summit of Corcovado Mountain to view the famous Christ the Redeemer statue. Take in the 360-degree view of Rio from above. Later, dine at a traditional Brazilian barbeque steakhouse or a churrascaria as it’s called in Rio! You will also have a free day to explore on your own.
Next stop, Argentina and a crowning highlight of your Brazil and Argentina Escape – a trip to magnificent Iguassu Falls. You’ll see one of the world’s most spectacular natural sights, with the thundering falls cascading over a 2-mile-wide, 250-foot-high cataract. Witness the falls’ brilliant rainbow effect on both the Brazilian and Argentine sides of the falls and take the ecological jungle train through the rainforest on the Argentine side to fully experience this natural wonder. Continue to Buenos Aires—known as the “Paris of South America” for its wide boulevards, outdoor cafés, and inviting shops. Go sightseeing with an expert Local Guide to see the city’s historic landmarks, including Eva Peron’s resting place at Recoleta Cemetery. And, no trip to Buenos Aires would be complete without a Tango show, which is included along with an Argentinean meal. You’ll also enjoy a free day to explore the rich atmosphere of Buenos Aires on your own.
From historic, vibrant cities to spectacular natural surroundings, your escorted vacation in Brazil and Argentina offers the best of Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, and the incredible Iguassu Falls. Your guided tour of South America treasures is the perfect escape to a whole new world.
2020: Jan 17, March 13, 20 $2331
Prices are per person in single, double or triple room occupancy.