In this small Central American democracy kissed by nature, our small group discovers a nation’s wealth in four distinct regions, from cloud forest to rain forest; Central Valley to Pacific Coast. As Costa Rica presents its staggering display of bio-diversity – pristine landscapes, unique microclimates, exotic flora and fauna – we enjoy a relaxed yet comprehensive exploration that celebrates Costa Rica’s wide-ranging natural resources.
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Tours by Region: The Americas
They rank as two of South America’s greatest treasures, and a small group tour is the natural selection for both: the enigmatic ruins at Machu Picchu, where we spend the night at an intimate on-site hotel, and the fascinating Galapagos Islands, Darwin’s “living laboratory,” where we cruise aboard an intimate privately chartered ship. It’s an exhilarating discovery of lost worlds.
A wonder of the modern world and wonders of nature await on this special small group land and sea experience. With a deluxe yacht as our transport, we cross the Panama Canal, explore splendid nature reserves rich with flora and fauna, and meet indigenous people. Anchored by stays in Panama City and San Jose, it’s a Central America show-stopper – and a nature lover’s dream.
Enjoy the rare privilege of face-to-face encounters with two of the world’s last great frontiers: the majestic fjords and glaciers of Southern Patagonia, on a small-ship cruise; and the stunningly dramatic scenery of Torres del Paine on a three-night stay at the park. Along with visits to Buenos Aires and Santiago, we discover the remarkable diversity of South America.
Weaving together such diverse elements as the Andes, a Lake District Crossing, and wondrous Iguazu Falls with the urban appeal of Santiago, Buenos Aires, and Rio, this engaging small group tour renders our neighbors to the south in all their beauty, vitality, and historical import.
A land of treasures archaeological, cultural, and natural, Peru draws those eager to learn about the distant past – and encounter a fascinating present of colonial and indigenous influences. As our small group takes in some of the country’s highlights – Cuzco, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca – we marvel at the riches of an intriguing land somewhat off the beaten path.