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pic of Machu Picchu

October 29 – November 4, 2013 ($3,999 pp*)

Scale the Andes and absorb Machu Picchu’s aura. Visit this legendary site of the Inca World, draped over the Eastern slopes of the Peruvian Andes, wrapped in mystery. Whether it was an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti or a site for astronomical calculations, it captures the imagination. Visit Machu Picchu, and see for yourself the massive polished dry-stone structures, the Intihuatana (“Hitching Post of the Sun”), the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Windows. Iconic ruins, rich flora and fauna, and incomparable views await your eye (and your lens).

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*NOTE: Costs are per person, based on double occupancy.


pic of Iguazu Falls

November 17 – 20, 2013
($2,149* pp)

Surround yourself with 260 degrees of 240 foot-high walls of water at Iguazu Falls. Straddling the Argentinian-Brazilian border, Iguazu Falls is split into about 270 discrete falls and at peak flow has a surface area of 1.3 million square feet. (By comparison, Niagara Falls has a surface area of under 600,000 square feet.) Iguazu is famous for its panoramic views and breath-taking vistas of huge sprays of water, lush rainforest, and diverse wildlife.

  • Day 1 (November 17) — Buenos Aires. Disembark, then fly to Iguazu. Tour of the Argentine side of the falls. The evening is on your own. Overnight Iguazu.
  • Day 2 — Iguazu Falls. Breakfast. Iguazu means “great water”, and after today you will understand why. Here are falls taller than Niagara and twice as wide! On today’s tour of the Argentine side of the falls (they span into Brazil as well), you’ll experience the thunder and mist of Iguazu’s more than 275 cascades. Overnight Iguazu.
  • Day 3 — Iguazu/Buenos Aires. Breakfast, then fly to Buenos Aires. Afternoon city sightseeing tour. Visit to La Recoleta Cemetery, where many famous Argentenians are buried. Overnight in Buenos Aires.
  • Day 4 (November 20) — Buenos Aires. Breakfast, then rest of the day at leisure. Late check out available until 6:00 pm. Transfer to the airport for your flight home. (*There is an $900 surcharge or singles.)

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USHUAIA, ARGENTINA — Monday, November 11, 2013
The southernmost town in the world, where dominating peaks loom on three sides; the fourth opens to the Beagle Channel, where sea lions bellow and king crab rules.
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PUERTO MADRYN, ARGENTINA — Thursday, November 14, 2013
Situated in rugged Argentine Patagonia, Puerto Madryn was founded by Welsh immigrants in 1865. Enjoy a famous Welsh "tea" in the village of Gaiman; journey back in time 300 million years at the Paleontology Museum of Egidio Feruglio in Trelew; and see colonies of sea elephants, sea lions, and seals in their natural habitat at Punta Norte.
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BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA — Sunday, November 17, 2013
In the “Paris of South America,” find ten million portenos passionate about futbol, tango, and theater at midnight. A short flight away, Iguazu Falls roars in the jungle.
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MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY — Saturday, November 16, 2013
Friendly and genteel, Montevideo honors colonial customs: long lunches, siestas, high tea. Nearby: Colonia del Sacramento, the oldest city in Uruguay (ca. 1680) and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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SANTIAGO, CHILE — Monday, November 4, 2013
A lush, irresistible tangle of serpentine streets, steep hills and 15 ascensores — ingenious antique trams. Nearby is the seaside resort of Vina del Mar.
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PUERTO MONTT, CHILE — Wednesday, November 6, 2013
This remote town, pioneered by Yugoslav settlers and sheep ranchers, sits on rolling hills overlooking the Strait of Magellan.
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PUERTO CHACABUCO, CHILE — Thursday, November 7, 2013
Here in the heart of the Chilean archipelago, discover stunning scenery: dense rain forests, bright-blue lakes and snow-covered mountain peaks.
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PUNTA ARENAS, CHILE — Sunday, November 10, 2013
This remote town, pioneered by Yugoslav settlers and sheep ranchers, sits on rolling hills overlooking the Strait of Magellan.
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»» Punta Arenas Shore Excursion Details »»


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