South America

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South America 2020-08-03T14:02:03+00:00

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South America
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.

BRAZIL & ARGENTINA ESCAPE


9 Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires
Escape to two of South America’s iconic cities with a guided tour of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. Your escorted vacation in Brazil and Argentina is full of a variety of inclusions as well as unhurried time to explore and experience the colorful culture of each destination. First, you’ll visit the exciting city of Rio de Janeiro—known for its beaches, vibrant atmosphere, welcoming people, and, of course, Samba music and dance! 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.
2020:
Nov 20, Dec 4 $2356
2021:
Jan 8, Mar 19, 26, May 21, June 25, July 16, Sept 24, Oct 29, Nov 19, Dec 10 $2794
2022:
Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 11, 25 $2944

Colombia Multisport & Lost City Trek


17 days Bogotá to Santa Marta
Earn another stamp in your passport on this thrilling 17-day tour that takes you through challenging terrain, remote villages, and incredible natural landscapes. After visiting some of Colombia’s vibrant cities, you’ll continue to the highlight of this trip: a multi-day trek to the Lost City of Teyuna through farmlands, the deep jungle, and small Kogi communities. By the end, you’ll have gained a new appreciation for all that Colombia has to offer.
On sale!
2020:
Oct 8 $2974
2021:
Jan 7 Feb 18 $3127 Mar 18, April 15 $3280 May 13 $3127
Book by Aug 31, 2020
Book with Confidence
For a limited time, tours departing before Dec. 31, 2020 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 14 days prior to departure and those departing between Jan. 1st 2021 and June 31, 2021 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 30 days prior to departure.

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.
On sale!
2020:

Nov 15 $1699
Book by Aug 31, 2020

2021:
Feb 14 $1999
March 21 $2129
Book with Confidence
Passengers who make bookings under the `Book with Confidence` travel policy for a tour departing between January 1 and June 30, 2021, will be permitted to cancel their confirmed tour services, pre- or post-tour accommodation services, extra services, or transfer services at any time prior to 30 days from the date of tour departure at no charge if they also rebook another tour service and/or reschedule travel to a later date, which later date must be within two years of the initial departure date

PATAGONIA HIKING

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.

On sale!
2020:
Nov 3, 28 $2379 Dec 8, 15 $2379
2021:
Jan 2, 5, 9, 16, 23, Feb 9, 16, 23 $2379
March 2, 9, 13, 23 $2515
Book by August 31, 2020
Book with Confidence!
For a limited time, tours departing before Dec. 31, 2020 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 14 days prior to departure and those departing between Jan. 1st 2021 and July 31, 2021 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 30 days prior to departure.
Travel with Confidence:
• Even smaller. Even better: maximum group size has been reduced to 12 travelers on most tours to ensure even smaller groups
• Private rides: Exclusive use of private transportation (except planes)
• My Own Room (plus extra legroom): My Own Room option is available for 50% off, and now includes extra space on all their private vehicles
• More “personal” personal space: All rooms on trip will be either double or single and have en-suite bathrooms

Caribbean Colombia Express

8 days
Cartagena to Santa Marta
The nature of Colombia and the Caribbean is like nowhere else on Earth. On this one-week trip packed with active highlights and laid-back moments, you’ll get the best of beach relaxation and wilderness exploration. Beach time and Tayrona National Park are on the bill here, including chances for hikes down picturesque trails and spending time with the Gotshezhy Wiwa Indigenous community to learn about their customs and traditions. Get back to nature in the jungle town of Minca — it’s the great outdoors with a chill Caribbean twist.
Relax to the Caribbean rhythms on the coast
Hike through lush jungle with an Indigenous guide
Meet the locals and learn about coffee in Minca
Indulge in fresh seafood and Colombian specialties
Spend a day with the Gotshezhy Wiwa Indigenous community

On sale!
2020:
Nov 29 $1529 Dec 27 $1716
2021:
Jan 3, 31, Feb 14, 28 $1614
March 7, 21, April 11, 18 $1716
May 9, 16, 30, June 13, 27 $1614
July 4, 18, 25 $1614
Book by August 31, 2020
Book with Confidence!
For a limited time, tours departing before Dec. 31, 2020 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 14 days prior to departure and those departing between Jan. 1st 2021 and July 31, 2021 can be cancelled and rebooked up to 30 days prior to departure.
Travel with Confidence:
• Even smaller. Even better: maximum group size has been reduced to 12 travelers on most tours to ensure even smaller groups
• Private rides: Exclusive use of private transportation (except planes)
• My Own Room (plus extra legroom): My Own Room option is available for 50% off, and now includes extra space on all their private vehicles
• More “personal” personal space: All rooms on trip will be either double or single and have en-suite bathrooms

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.
2021:

Jan 8, March 19, 26 $1949

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.

On sale!
2020:
Oct 16, 19, 23, 30 Nov 24 $2940
Book by August 31, 2020

2021:
Jan 8, 15, 29, Feb 19, 23, 26 $3669
March 2, 5, 9, 12, June 11, 25 $3459
April 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 28 $3299
July 9, 16, 23, 30 $3669
Effective now until May 31, book travel with us departing before December 31, 2020 and you can cancel and rebook up to 14 days prior to your departure date, or for tours departing between January 1st 2021 and May 31, 2021 you can cancel and rebook up to 30 days prior to your departure date.

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.

On sale!

Oct 11, $1045 Nov 15, Dec 13 $983
Book by August 31, 2020

2021:
Jan 17, Feb 14, $1099
Mar 21, April 4, May 16 $1169

2021:
Jan 17, Feb 14, $1099
Mar 21, April 4, May 16 $1169

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.
On sale!
2020:
Oct 11 $1912
Nov 15 $1699
Book by August 31, 2020

2021:
Feb 14 $1999
March 21 $2129
Effective now until May 31, book travel with us departing before December 31, 2020 and you can cancel and rebook up to 14 days prior to your departure date, or for tours departing between January 1st 2021 and May 31, 2021 you can cancel and rebook up to 30 days prior to your departure date.

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: Oct 4, 11, 18 Nov 1, Dec 6 $2433

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

2020: Oct 30 $4349
2021: Feb 29 $4349