Published Aug 13, 2019
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If you're looking for the chance to explore vibrant cultures, dine on incredible cuisine and witness breathtaking natural wonders, then look no further than South America.
 
Picture yourself wandering the Amazon rainforest in search of varied wildlife, marveling at the breathtaking Iguazu Falls, or getting lost in the mystery of the ancient city of Machu Picchu, perched high atop the Andes. With all of this to offer and more, this diverse and stunning region should top your bucket list!
 

 
Exotic Peru
 
 
Colonial Lima, then to the Andes for the Sacred Valley & awe-inspiring Machu Picchu; plus explore rich South American heritage in Cusco
 
FROM
 
$1999
  
8
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DAYS
per person, double occupancy*
 
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 1 
Travel through the lush Urubamba Valley on the Vistadome train, passing by stunning scenery en route to the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, one of the most spectacular and enigmatic archaeological sites in the world.
 2 
Visit the Andean village of Pisac to browse its bustling market full of wonderful locally made clothing, ceramics and other handicrafts, and have fun bartering with the locals as you purchase their crafted goods.
 3 
Stand 9,160 feet above sea level at Ollantaytambo, located at the foot of spectacular Inca ruins and the Sacred Valley.
 

 
A Taste of South America
 
 
Explore the wonders of South America: urban exploration in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Buenos Aires, Argentina plus two nights at UNESCO World Heritage site Iguazu Falls
 
FROM
 
$2699
  
11
W/ FLIGHTS
DAYS
per person, double occupancy*
 
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 1 
Journey through the rain forest and marvel at the spectacular sight of Iguazu Falls, one of the most amazing natural wonders of the world.
 2 
Learn about the musical traditions of Argentina as you witness first-hand a private performance of music and song that are unique to each region of the country in Buenos Aires.
 3 
Visit the Acadêmicos da Grande Rio samba school and learn about the history of Samba as well as the elaborate Carnival preparations. Have fun trying on different Carnival costumes as you sip on Brazil's national cocktail, lemon caipirinha.
 

 
Sensational Peru & Iguazu Falls (Formerly Sensational South America)
 
 
Colonial Lima, the Inca capital of Cusco & awe-inspiring Machu Picchu; then Brazil for the simply astounding Iguazu Falls
 
FROM
 
$3199
  
11
W/ FLIGHTS
DAYS
per person, double occupancy*
 
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 1 
Take in the breathtaking natural setting of Machu Picchu amid mist-covered green mountains above the rushing Urubamba River, making for a magical experience.
 2 
Experience the up-close and personal display of Iguazu Falls, walking along pathways through the sub-tropical rain forest into the canyon for an incredible, mystical sight, including Devil's Throat.
 3 
Get your taste buds ready to indulge in a traditional dinner in Brazil paired with an entertaining folklore performance.
 

 
Amazing Peru
 
 
An in-depth tour of Peru: Lima, Cusco, the Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu, Puno & Lake Titicaca; optional Nazca Lines visit; upscale hotels throughout
 
$3499
  
11
W/ FLIGHTS
DAYS
per person, double occupancy*
 
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 1 
Enjoy a ride on the Vistadome train and travel 8,000 feet above sea level to marvel at the impressive architectural feat of Machu Picchu.
 2 
Explore the colorful region of Chinchero as well as its vibrant artisan weaver's complex, learning the traditional techniques of weaving, dyeing and spinning.
 3 
When visiting the floating island of Uros on Lake Titicaca, take the chance to observe the locals that still practice the old traditions of fishing, trapping birds, weaving, sailing and living in houses made of totora reeds.
 

 
Ecuadorian Amazon Cruise Adventure
 
 
A fascinating 4-night river cruise in the Amazon basin, then colonial Quito & the indigenous market at Otavalo; optional extension to the Galapagos
 
FROM
 
$3899
  
9
W/ FLIGHTS
DAYS
per person, double occupancy*
 
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 1 
Marvel at the rich biodiversity of the Amazon basin and have a chance to admire the varied wildlife, including pink river dolphins, manatees, black caimans, and giant otters.
 2 
Learn about every day life in the Amazon directly from members of the local community as you visit an authentic Quechua family on the banks of the Napo River.
 3 
Browse through the various stalls full of hand-made, multicolored sweaters, ponchos, hats, necklaces and more at the most famous indigenous market in Ecuador, Otavalo Market, located around the Plaza de Ponchos.
 

 
Patagonian Explorer by Sea
 
 
Buenos Aires & Ushuaia, then a 4 night cruise to Tierra Del Fuego, Cape Horn & the penguins of Magdalena Island; plus Santiago & Valparaiso, Chile; optional pre-tour extension to Iguazu Falls
 
FROM
 
$6099
  
13
W/ FLIGHTS
DAYS
per person, double occupancy*
 
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 1 
Cruise through the waters of one of the most remote corners of Earth and admire the magnificent, towering glaciers that surround you, including the Pía, Garibaldi, and Águila Glaciers.
 2 
Visit a traditional cattle ranch and learn about the life of the Argentine cowboys (gauchos) while enjoying delectable wine and empanadas, ending your day with a traditional folklore show.
 3 
In Buenos Aires, witness an exciting tango performance, Argentina's passionate national dance.
 

 
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