The city of Mendoza, known as the land of sun and the good wine, is located in the largest wine-producing region of Argentina, accounting for almost 70% of the country's production. Their dry climate and pure water from the Andes combine to provide an ecosystem that produces exceptional wine, especially Malbec, which has become one of the country's signature wines. The Mendoza Wine Route is a great introduction to the fine wines of Argentina.
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The Manatee Amazon Explorer riverboat was specially built for cruises in the Ecuadorian rainforest on the Rio Napo. During the cruise you will enjoy delicious cuisine, and your excursions will be led by multilingual naturalist guides. Some of the highlights of your Amazon experience will be a visit to Yasuni National Park and Biosphere Reserve, and Monkey Island.
Called the Sacred Lake of the Inca, Lake Titicaca is one of the highest navigable lakes in the world. All throughout the area, local traditionas of the Andean people are infused into every aspect of life, from cultural museums to Indian markets. Located on the scenic shore of Lake Titicaca, this hotel is designed to introduce guests to the cultures of the Andes.
Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands - two of South America's most popular treasures. Your vacation of a lifetime includes 5 nights in Peru, visiting Lima, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Cuzco. 2 nights in Quito before your 4 night Galapagos cruise, and one night upon your return, will give you an excellent introduction to Ecuador. You may even wish to extend and see more of what Ecuador has to offer.
You'll explore some of the most remote rainforesy in all of the Amazon basin, for an up-close look at exotic rarities in their natural habitat. You will be cruising on the classic M/Y Tucano; it is a comfortable river boat, designed to be able to access the small tributaries and hidden channels where larger vessels cannot go.
You'll explore some of the most remote rainforest in all of the Amazon basin, for an up-close look at exotic rarities in their natural habitat. You will be cruising on the classic M/Y Tucano; it is a comfortable river boat, designed to be able to access the small tributaries and hidden channels where larger vessels cannot go.
Cruise the Amazon in luxury on the Iberostar Grand Amazon. With capacity for 148 passengers (in 72 cabins and 2 suites), it is the largest tourist ship specifically built to navigate the Amazon River and its tributaries. All suites and cabins are equipped with private bathrooms, air conditioning, hair dryer, television, telephone, safe and music. During the day, activities include jungle treks, birdwatching, boat excursions to look for pink dolphins, and visits to local villages. When not par...
The spectacular Lake District of Argentina and Chile ranks as one of the top attractions in South America. It is a lovely region of blue lakes, rivers, waterfalls, dense green forests, and snow-covered volcanoes. Overnight in the picturesque mountain town of Bariloche, in the heart of the Lake District, on the shores of Lake Nahuel Huapi, before crossing into Chile. The full day crossing is a land and water combination, ending in the small Chilean town of Puerto Varas, located 13 miles north ...
For those in good physical condition, this walking/camping tour through the high Andes provides an unforgettable experience. Following 2 nights in Cuzco, begin this strenuous 4-day trek along the Inca Trail, the ancient ridge-top route taken by the Incas on their pilgrimages. The trail is a magnificent walkway of stones, stairways and tunnels traversing the ridges high above the Urubamba River with beautiful campsites above the cloud forest. Hike past archaeological remains of villages and st...