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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EASTERN CUBA'S HIDDEN GEMS
compelling history and rich culture!
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.”
Rate FROM: $2699
CUBA BY LAND AND SEA
Cruise Around Cuba!
10 Days Miami/Havana
Shrouded 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
Rate FROM: $2549
CHARMING COLONIAL CITIES
includes Cuba Past and Present!
9 Days Miami/Havana
A 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.”
COLONIAL CITIES AND HAVANA
Rate FROM: $3089
FROM COAST TO COAST
The Grand Tour!
17 Days Miami/Havana
Discover 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!
FROM COAST TO COAST
Rate FROM: $5479
NATURAL WONDERS OF COSTA RICA
Arenal Volcano and Monteverde Rain Forest!
San Jose/San Jose
Grab 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.
OF COSTA RICA
Rate FROM: $1869
includes Machu Picchu!
8 Days Lima/Lima
From 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.
Rate FROM: $2359
SOUTH AMERICAN ESCAPE
includes Iguassu Falls!
9 Days Rio de
On 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
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.
Rate FROM: $3089
OF THE INCAS
Touring Ancient Peru!
12 Days Lima/Lima
Peru 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
Rate FROM: $3979
SPIRIT OF SOUTH AMERICA
includes Brazil, Argentina and Peru!
15 Days Rio de
Explore 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
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
Rate FROM: $4709
SOUTH AMERICAN ODYSSEY
includes Brazil, Argentina and
15 Days Rio de
Sample 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
Rate FROM: $5159
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