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Tours Central and South America




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Touring the South Pacific

Sample the unique cultures of Central America & South America during these thrilling escorted tours to Costa Rica, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, the Galapagos Islands & the Amazon. In Central America, sample the scenic beauty of Costa Rica and tour a banana plantation before reaching Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica’s national park dedicated to protecting endangered turtles. In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil visit Sugar Loaf Mountain and the statue of Christ the Redeemer crowning Corcovado Mountain. You’ll also be able see Iguassu Falls from the Brazilian side. In Buenos Aires, Argentina, tour the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Cemetery of the Recoleta, the burial site of Eva Peron, before heading down to Bariloche in Patagonia and taking a chairlift ride to Cerro Campanario. In Chile a guided sightseeing tour takes you to San Cristobal Hill and the 18th-century cathedral. With a perfect balance of guided tours and leisure time to enjoy these wonderful cities, these South America tours are filled with memories to last a lifetime.
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Globus Tours Central and South America
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EASTERN CUBA'S HIDDEN GEMS
 includes compelling history and rich culture!
by Globus Tours
9 Days Miami/Havana  
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Unlock the secrets of Eastern Cuba on this unique 9-day people-to-people program with Globus. This rare travel opportunity facilitates memorable interactions between Americans and Cuban workers, performers, artisans, and residents, and explores this beautiful island nation’s compelling history and rich culture. You’ll be immersed in everyday life here through captivating educational activities and conversations with Cubans about a wide range of topics. Visits include a print shop that still employs traditional printing and binding methods, a mechanical music-organ factory, the Casa de la Cultura in rural Velasco, Fidel Castro’s boyhood home at Birán, the Matachin Museum in an 18th-century Spanish Fortress, the semi-indigenous Guirito community, a cocoa farm, a rum factory, Santiago de Cuba’s historic city center, the San Pedro de la Roca Castle World Heritage Site, Teddy Roosevelt’s fabled San Juan Hill, and even a local family’s home and an elementary school. You’ll also join in a farm-to-table cooking demonstration and an interactive dance lesson, enjoy a scenic cruise on Santiago Bay, and see the changing of the guards at Santa Ifigenia Cemetery. All this and more await as you explore and discover “Eastern Cuba’s Hidden Gems.”

EASTERN CUBA'S HIDDEN GEMS  by Globus Tours
EASTERN CUBA'S HIDDEN GEMS
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CUBA BY LAND AND SEA
Cruise Around Cuba!
by Globus Tours
10 Days Miami/Havana
Globus Travel CounselShrouded in mystery for the last 50 years, you now have the rare opportunity to visit the captivating country of Cuba. Globus’ people-to-people program allows you to experience Cuba unlike any other destination. Interact with cigar rollers, singers, Old Styler car owners, baseball players, and more. Highlights include a visit to Cuba’s lush tobacco region, the colonial city of Cienfuegos—the “Pearl of the South,” impressive Santiago de Cuba, and the bustling capital city of Havana. Other interactions include meeting children at a daycare center and the nuns who run the center; visiting the studio of artist José Fuster, known as the “Picasso of the Caribbean”; enjoying a performance by the Cienfuegos Choir and then discussing their training and future aspirations; spending time at a tobacco farm and enjoying coffee with the owner and his family; an interactive walk through Old Havana; and engaging with children at an acrobatics school. This incredible trip will leave you with fond memories for a lifetime.

CUBA BY LAND AND SEA  by Globus Tours
CUBA BY LAND AND SEA
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CUBA'S CHARMING COLONIAL CITIES
AND HAVANA

includes Cuba Past and Present!
by Globus Tours
9 Days Miami/Havana  
Globus Travel CounselA once-in-a-lifetime experience awaits! Join Globus and be among the first American travelers in five decades to visit Cuba and its most fascinating cities. This special people-to-people program allows Americans and Cubans to share meaningful interactions while enjoying the rich history and culture of this amazing country. Every day of your program is filled with compelling educational activities and conversations, where both Cubans and Americans can openly share their ideas and opinions. Participate in discussions about Cuba’s history, agriculture, music, religion, and art. You can embrace Cuban culture when you meet and join in a discussion with the dancers of the world-renowned Camagüey Ballet Company; interact with local artists and exchange views on the importance of art to a community; engage with musicians who will introduce you to son, Cuba’s popular music; and meet Cuban baseball players to discuss this favorite pastime in both Cuba and the U.S. All people-to-people interactions weave seamlessly into the daily visits around the country, serving to enrich and enlighten. Fascinating, informative, and insightful discoveries await on rare opportunity to visit the “Pearl of the Antilles.”

CUBA'S CHARMING COLONIAL CITIES AND HAVANA  by Globus Tours
CUBA'S CHARMING COLONIAL CITIES AND HAVANA
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GRAND CUBA
FROM COAST TO COAST

The Grand Tour!
by Globus Tours
17 Days Miami/Havana
Globus Travel CounselDiscover the best of Cuba from coast to coast on Globus’ comprehensive 17-day people-to-people program. This rare travel opportunity facilitates memorable interactions between Americans and Cuban farmers, fishermen, artists, and more. Explore this beautiful island nation with its compelling history and rich culture. You’ll be immersed in everyday life here through captivating educational activities and conversations with Cubans about a wide range of topics. Visits include a print shop that still employs traditional printing and binding methods, a mechanical music-organ factory, the Casa de la Cultura in rural Velasco, Fidel and Raul Castro’s boyhood home at Birán, the Matachin Museum in an 18th-century Spanish Fortress, the semi-indigenous Guirito community, a cocoa farm, a rum factory, Santiago de Cuba’s historic city center, San Pedro de la Roca Castle, and even Teddy Roosevelt’s fabled San Juan Hill. You’ll also join in a farm-to-table mojito-making demonstration and an interactive dance lesson, enjoy a scenic cruise on Santiago Bay, see the Changing of the Guard at Santa Ifigenia Cemetery, interactions with Cuban baseball players as well as dancers at the world-renowned Camagüey Ballet Company, ride in an Old Styler car, and performances by jazz musicians and the Cienfuegos Choir. Dinners at local paladars (small, privately owned restaurants) and lunches at a Casa Particular and an organic urban farm are just a few of the tantalizing special dining experiences. All people-to-people interactions weave seamlessly into the daily visits around the country, serving to enrich and enlighten. You’ll come away with a deep understanding of Cuba and its people on this once-in-a-lifetime travel experience!

GRAND CUBA FROM COAST TO COAST  by Globus Tours
GRAND CUBA
FROM COAST TO COAST

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NATURAL WONDERS OF COSTA RICA
includes Arenal Volcano and Monteverde Rain Forest!
by Globus Tours
9 Days San Jose/San Jose
Globus Travel CounselGrab your camera and get ready for a wonderful vacation to Costa Rica! Witness bountiful wildlife in their natural habitat, enjoy relaxing dips in ecothermal hot springs, and learn about the Costa Rican culture on this thrilling adventure. Among the many highlights of this tour is Tortuguero National Park, where you’ll take a boat ride along remote, unspoiled sections of the park to view wildlife. Your guide will look out for the wildlife—including freshwater turtles, egrets, toucans, and monkeys—so you can sit back, relax, and take plenty of pictures.

Another tour highlight is the Arenal Volcano, considered one of the most active volcanoes in the world. You may witness the red lava streaming down the sides as you hear the volcano’s grumbling. Relax as you soak in the ecothermal hot springs and perhaps watch the lava flow down the volcano—a spectacular sight! In Monteverde, visit the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve, home to forest fauna such as jaguars, resplendent quetzal, monkeys, ocelots, and many species of birds—not to mention the large diversity of plant species.

On this Costa Rica tour, you’ll also have a chance to visit local farms to learn about the local culture and industries. So be sure to grab your swimsuit and prepare yourself for a trip of a lifetime—a trip filled with wildlife, scenic waterways, tropical rainforests, and knowledgeable guides to help you learn about Costa Rica.

NATURAL WONDERS OF COSTA RICA  by Globus Tours
NATURAL WONDERS OF COSTA RICA
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PERU SPLENDORS
includes Machu Picchu!
by Globus Tours
8 Days Lima/Lima
Globus Travel CounselFrom its amazing archaeological treasures to its gastronomic delights and from its rich history to its melting pot of cultures, Peru offers visitors a wide array of attractions—and on this tour, you’ll experience its highlights. Lima is a cosmopolitan city steeped in history with pre-Columbian ruins, Spanish colonial buildings, and remnants of colonial mansions with lavish, Moorish-style balconies. On your sightseeing tour, you’ll see many of its famous sights, including the San Francisco Monastery. High in the Andes Mountains, Cusco is the oldest continuously inhabited city in South America and is sure to please history buffs. Learn about the Incas’ struggles with the invading Spaniards on your tour of Cusco and visit the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, built in the early 12th century with some stones weighing more than 350 tons. Try to figure out how it was built so precisely without the help of modern machinery and technology! Of course, no vacation to Peru is complete without visiting Machu Picchu. Built around 1450 at the height of the Inca Empire, Machu Picchu is located in a gorgeous mountain setting above the Urubamba Valley. Stand in awe as you witness it. It is one of the most majestic images in South America, if not the world!

Not only will you visit the must-see sights, you’ll also have an opportunity to learn about Peruvian life. Experience a Mother Earth ceremony performed by a local shaman. These ceremonies thanking Mother Earth and asking for good health and safe travels have been practiced in Peru since before the arrival of the Incas. You’ll also stop at a local Peruvian food market and visit a home to meet some of the locals and experience their way of life.

PERU SPLENDORS by Globus Tours
PERU SPLENDORS
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SOUTH AMERICAN ESCAPE
includes Iguassu Falls!
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9 Days Rio de Janeiro/Buenos Aires
Globus Travel CounselOn this South America vacation, discover two of the great cities—Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires—at a more leisurely pace. On this tour, you’ll have plenty of free time in each city to explore and experience the varied restaurants, shops, and optional excursions. Dance the Tango in Buenos Aires and experience a Samba show in Rio. Sip caipirinhas, a popular Brazilian cocktail; listen to the sounds of Rio; and watch people play soccer and volleyball on famous Copacabana Beach. In Buenos Aires, see the Cemetery of the Recoleta, where Eva Peron is buried. Eva Peron was the illegitimate daughter of a poor provincial family. She came to Buenos Aires at age 15 to try her luck as a radio actress, and by the time she died at age 33, she was declared the “Spiritual Leader of the Nation.” You’ll learn more about her life on your sightseeing tour in Buenos Aires.

A trip highlight is Iguassu Falls, one of the most spectacular sights on earth. Meaning “Big Water” in the local dialect, there are 275 falls that cover a distance of over a mile and a half. A photograph cannot accurately portray this breathtaking sight—you must experience it for yourself! Hear the deafening roar and admire the brilliant rainbows created by the clouds of spray.

From the vibrant cities to the scenic beauty, this vacation to Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, and Buenos Aires will leave you with vacation memories you’ll cherish for life.

SOUTH AMERICAN ESCAPE by Globus Tours
SOUTH AMERICAN ESCAPE
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LEGACY OF THE INCAS
Touring Ancient Peru!
by Globus Tours
12 Days Lima/Lima
Globus Travel CounselPeru is one of the great originating centers of ancient culture, and on this vacation, you’ll discover its archaeological treasures, visit its ancient ruins, and learn about its ancient culture. A highlight of your vacation is a tour to Machu Picchu, where you’ll visit this amazing Inca city. Stand in awe as you witness the ancient ruins surrounded by soaring peaks—one of the most majestic images in South America! Also, see the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, which was built in the early 12th century. Some of the stones used to build the fortress weigh more than 350 tons, and the stones were fit so tightly together that a piece of paper will not fit between the stones. Try to figure out how it was built without the help of modern technology and machinery! While at the ruins, experience a Mother Earth ceremony by a local shaman to thank Mother Earth and to ask for good health and safe travels.

Of course, no trip to Peru is complete without seeing the Nazca Lines. When seen from the air, the lines form precise geometric shapes that number in the hundreds, as well as 70 figures, which include a monkey, whale, hummingbird, shark, spiders, and plants. Archaeologists remain puzzled about why the ancient Nazca people, who thrived here from 200 BC to 500 AD, created illustrations that could only be seen from far above the earth.

These are just some of the many highlights you’ll see on this wonderful Peru vacation. For travelers ready for a new adventure, this tour is not to be missed!


LEGACY OF THE INCAS by Globus Tours
LEGACY OF THE INCAS
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SPIRIT OF SOUTH AMERICA
includes Brazil, Argentina and Peru!
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15 Days Rio de Janeiro/Lima
Globus Travel CounselExplore the beauty of South America during this exhilarating vacation to Brazil, Argentina, and Peru. Visit its cosmopolitan and lively cities as well as its ancient treasures and scenic highlights. Start in Rio de Janeiro, a vibrant, bustling city known for its beautiful beaches and beautiful people. The birthplace of Samba, Rio’s vitality comes alive as you experience its sights, sounds, and flavors. In Lima, your sightseeing focuses on its rich colonial history and includes a visit to the Larco Herrera Museum, which has a large collection of pre-Columbian Peruvian art. Buenos Aires is regarded as the “Paris of South America” with its chic shopping, French architecture, outdoor cafés, legendary nightlife, and cosmopolitan cuisine. It is famous for its sensuous Tango dance, and you’ll see a Tango show—you’ll even get a Tango dance lesson on your Globus tour!

Be amazed as you view the spectacular panoramic views of many of the 275 cataracts that make up Iguassu Falls—with its clouds of spray, incessant roar, and surrounding tropical growth. Of course, no vacation to South America is complete without a visit to the marvelous structures built by the Incas, including the semi-circular Kenko Amphitheater and Puca Pucara. You’ll visit Machu Picchu, where you’ll stand in awe as you witness the ancient ruins surrounded by soaring peaks—one of the most majestic images in South America! You’ll also visit the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, a fortress built in the early 12th century with stones weighing more than 350 tons. While at the ruins, experience a Mother Earth ceremony by a local shaman to thank Mother Earth and to ask for good health and safe travels.

From the vibrant cities to the ancient structures, this vacation to South America has it all! So grab your camera and be prepared for a trip of a lifetime.

SPIRIT OF SOUTH AMERICA  by Globus Tours
SPIRIT OF SOUTH AMERICA
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SOUTH AMERICAN ODYSSEY
includes Brazil, Argentina and Chile!
by Globus Tours
15 Days Rio de Janeiro/Santiago
Monograms Travel CounselSample the unique cultures of South America on this thrilling vacation to Brazil, Argentina, and Chile, including stays in Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires, Bariloche, and Santiago.

On this tour, you’ll see some amazing scenery and natural wonders, including Iguassu Falls, located on the border of Brazil and Argentina. See the falls from both sides—with their thunderous roar, torrential downpour, and brilliant rainbows. Everywhere you look, there is water pouring down! Words cannot describe the sheer wonder of the falls! But that’s not all…even more beauty awaits you in Bariloche, which boasts some of Argentina’s most glorious scenery. Take a chairlift ride to a lookout point at Cerro Campanario, rated one of the top 10 viewing spots by National Geographic. Experience breathtaking panoramic views and breathe fresh mountain air. Finally, enjoy the spectacular scenery as you cross the Andes Lakes by boat.

In addition to beautiful scenery, you’ll also experience the vibrant cities—Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Santiago—and enjoy a guided sightseeing tour in each city. A highlight of any trip to Rio is the Christ the Redeemer statue, the 98-foot statue of Jesus that was elected a New Seven Wonders of the World. You’ll take a scenic cog railway to the top of Corcovado Mountain, where you can admire 360-degree views of the city. In Buenos Aires, stroll the streets of this friendly town and experience a Tango show—a passionate, sizzling dance. You’ll even have the chance to dance the Tango at a lesson! Outside of Buenos Aires, visit an estancia (ranch) to learn about the life of gauchos (cowboys). In Santiago, you’ll have an opportunity to take an optional excursion to Chile’s wine country.

From the lakes and mountains to the towns and cities, this vacation through South America is sure to leave you with lots of memories and photos.


SOUTH AMERICAN ODYSSEY by Globus Tours
SOUTH AMERICAN ODYSSEY
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