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  1. 1. O UR 6 3 RD Y EAR 2010-2011 Latin America, Galapagos & Antarctica Small Group Escorted • Privately Guided • FreeStyle Touring SimplyA F F O R D A B L E AFFORDABLE Luxury Best price. Superior quality. Best value. Amazing experiences. Intimate touring with never more than 20 guests. We never cancel a departure.
  2. 2. 2010-2011 Exotic World Journeys Latin America Exotic World Journeys Chile Treasures of Nature in Costa Rica Fjords of Chile, 11 days 8 days from $2,299 The Heart of Patagonia, 3 or 5 days Highlights of Costa Rica Peru & Bolivia 8 days from $1,699 Inca Trail, 4 days Peruvian Splendor, 10 days Journey to the Galapagos 8 days from $3,2992 Mysteries of Machu Picchu & Amazon, 10 days Highlights of Bolivia, 7 days Machu Picchu & the Galapagos 14 days from $5,799 Short Stays & Excursions Five Days in Peru Costa Rica 5 days from $1,699 Arenal, Corcovado, Guanacaste, Jaco Beach, Manuel Grandeur of Peru Antonio, Monteverde, Nicoya, Pacuare River, Rincon 10 days for $3,899 de la Vieja, San José, Tortuguero, Sarapiqui Peru Explorer Belize 9 days for $2,399 Ambergris Caye, Belize City, Placencia, Across the Andes San Ignacio in Cayo, Tikal 12 days from $4,899 Ecuador South American Sampler Amazon Lodges, Chiva Express Train, Cuenca, 9 days for $2,799 Guayaquil, Otavalo, Quito Land of the Penguins Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras & Nicaragua 14 days from $6,799 Antigua, Chichicastenango, Copán, Guatemala City, Granada, Lake Atitlan, La Ceiba, Leon, Managua, FreeStyle Touring Roatan Island, San Pedro Sula, San Salvador, Costa Rica Tegucigalpa, Tela, Tikal Six Days Away, 6 days Panama Nature’s Classroom, 7 days Beach Resorts, Bocas del Toro, Chiriqui, Purely Natural: Costa Rica & Nicaragua, 8 days Gamboa Rainforest, Panama City, Pearl Islands, Belize San Blas Islands Belize Grand Discovery, 8 days Argentina & Uruguay Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras Andes Lakes Crossing, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, & Nicaragua Colonia del Sacramento, El Calafate, Iguassu Falls, Montevideo, Punta del Este, Mendoza, the Pampas, Maya Colors of Guatemala, 9 days Puerto Madryn, Salta, Ushuaia Ancient & Colonial Cities, 9 days Brazil Panama Amazon Lodges, Buzios, Iguassu Falls, The Panama Canal, 8 days Manaus, Pantanal, Salvador, Rio Argentina & Uruguay Chile South American Flavors, 8 days Atacama, Andes Lakes Crossing, Easter Island, Patagonia, Brazil Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas, Punta Arenas, Santiago, Three Jewels, 9 days Valparaiso, Vina del Mar, Vineyards Along the Amazon to Rio, 8 days Peru & Bolivia Amazon Lodges, Amazon River Cruises, Arequipa, Colca Valley, Cuzco, Lake Titicaca, Lima, Machu Picchu, Nazca, Sacred Valley O UR 6 3 RD Y EAR
  3. 3. Exotic World Journeys Our choices offer just the right style… Intimate Escorted Touring With only 20 guests or fewer, you’ll see and do so much more! Explore at a leisurely pace. Enjoy enriching interactions with our great guides and more authentic encounters in the places you visit. It’s the carefree experience of fully escorted touring… but without the rush and the crowd! Affordable Privately Guided Travel You’ll be amazed how economical our Privately Guided journeys are! Imagine having a personal car, driver and guide exclusively for your traveling party. Enjoy unhurried, expertly-guided sightseeing with the flexibility to pursue your passions and the freedom to explore at your own pace. Small Ship Cruising These all-inclusive cruise vacations promise surprising value – with shore excursions, fine dining and all port charges. Our collection of the world’s finest small ships includes new vessels for 2010, like the all-suites Star Goddess on the Nile or the MS Yangzi Explorer, the best luxury ship in China. Choose Your Price... We Promise Value SimplyA F F O R D A B L E You won’t find a better price for a vacation with all these great features… Carefully selected hotels, great meals, all on-tour transportation, internal flights, comprehensive sightseeing and uniquely planned Engaging Discoveries just for our guests. AFFORDABLE Luxury These extraordinarily affordable trips are designed to elevate every facet of the journey – except the price! Stay in some of the world’s finest hotels, dine in our favorite restaurants, explore in-depth with our unique sightseeing, and gain a fresh perspective on the world with our exclusive Engaging Discoveries! Our Unique FreeStyle Touring, Short Stays & Excursions We offer you more choice and flexibility than any other travel company! We invite you to peruse our extensive worldwide collection of privately guided trips and Short Stays… With so many choices, it’s easy to plan the vacation that’s just right for you… Extend your tour with any of these affordable options. Choose one for the trip of a lifetime, or mix and match several to create your own perfect itinerary!
  4. 4. Compare… and Save The most memorable vacation 2010 is the year to travel! Prices have experiences are sometimes those you don’t never been better, the world has never been plan. But when it comes to selecting the right more welcoming… and with the unmatched trip, it’s best not to leave things to chance. value of our Exotic World Journeys, you can So compare your options; you’ll be amazed by enjoy “more vacation” than you ever imagined! how much we offer for your vacation dollar! There’s No Need To Pay More Compare Our Experience… It can be difficult comparing one trip with another; We’ve been delighting the American traveler for it’s never “apples to apples.” But when you consider 63 years, providing extraordinary travel and superior the quality of our tours and all that we include, then value. Every trip reflects decades of expertise, a deep stack that up against similar upscale travel companies, knowledge of the world and long-nurtured relation- you’ll consistently find that we can save you money. ships with the finest hotels and partners worldwide. Save While You Travel Our Service… Our sightseeing is complete and in-depth, whether Our first-time guests and past travelers alike hail our it’s an intimate group of fewer than 16 guests or just attentive customer service. We can help you to select you and your traveling party. We include the must-see the right tour and customize your journey with care- sites and take you to the less-visited places for a more fully planned extensions. Our Concierge can even enriching experience. You’ll never have to reach for offer special assistance, like finding a travel roommate your wallet to pay for an optional tour. But if you or buying concert tickets. On-tour, our on-the-ground wish to explore a personal passion, our expert staff is team is always there to ensure a flawless journey. there to assist and recommend. Our Hotels… Explore our world with All of our hotels have been carefully selected for the unique and superior experiences they offer to our travelers. Delight in historic city-center landmarks, AND SAVE! charming boutique hotels, fabulous spa resorts and Enjoy the spirited camaraderie of traveling the the finest luxury brands worldwide. world with those you love! Save $50 per person when 3 travel together… $100 per person when Our Journeys… there are 4 in your party… and $150 per person We carefully plan every detail to promise you a with 5 or more family members and friends more enriching journey. Itineraries are unhurried, exploring the world together! our groups are smaller, sightseeing is more comprehensive, dining is superb, our guides are Save More At among the best in the world… and our exclusive Visit us online for expanded tour descriptions, deck Engaging Discoveries promise extraordinary plans, helpful pre-trip planning information, visa experiences you won’t find anywhere else. forms… and special savings throughout the year! We invite you to compare every element of our Exotic World Journeys… We don’t think you’ll find a better option. And once you book, we won’t disappoint you… We never cancel a departure. O UR 6 3 RD Y EAR
  5. 5. Exotic World Journeys Simply Affordable Escorted – 16 Guests or less Treasures of Nature in Costa Rica Travelers love our personal touch! With Amazing Experiences Every Day! never more than 16 guests and in the engaging Day 1 – San José Check in to the deluxe Real InterContinental Hotel and tour the charming capital. company of Ms. Uvi Jenkins, our expert natu- Meet Uvi Jenkins for an evening tour briefing and dine at Il Pomodoro. Meals D ralist guide, you’ll enjoy enriching, intimate and Day 2 – Through Braulio Carrillo National Park to the Caribbean unforgettable encounters with the animals and Travel through the lush Braulio Carrillo National Park rainforest to the pristine eco-systems that make Costa Rica so unique. Caribbean coast for a boat tour through the wildlife-rich Tortuguero Canals. Check in to the first class Mawamba Lodge and then explore Tortuguero village with your guide. This evening, gather for dinner and another enlightening naturalist’s briefing Engaging Discoveries with Uvi Jenkins. Meals B,L,D Day 3 – Explore Tortuguero National Park F O R O U R W O R L D T R AV E L E R S Often referred to as “The Amazon of Costa Rica,” Tortuguero is a tropical wetland filled with exotic flora and fauna waiting to be discovered. Traveling by boat, Step out in the elegant Escazú district and dine at you’ll explore the extensive network of canals and waterways that wind through Il Pomodoro, long popular with San José residents for the wildlife-rich vegetation. In the afternoon, enjoy a fascinating tour through the its inventive Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. Butterfly Farm. Meals B,L,D h Day 4 – A waterfall, a volcano and a hot spring This morning, Uvi will lead you on a rainforest walk through the Tirimbina Reserve. Experience more of Costa Rica’s natural wonders... Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to espy some of the indigenous wildlife, Enriching excursions and thrilling activities every day including colorful tropical birds, frogs and butterflies. Continue on to Tabaçon for a are expertly guided by our own Uvi Jenkins. restful overnight. Before you retire, relax in the soothing natural mineral pools and h waterfalls of the Tabaçon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, a distinguished member of The Leading Hotels of the World. Meals B,L,D Visit a coffee and sugar cane plantation and Day 5 – Explore through the forest canopy! observe the fascinating processes from coffee bean Thrilling adventure awaits this morning. High above the forest floor, the lush jungle to steaming mug and sugar cane to saca de guaro, canopy is alive with unique flora, exotic birds and other wildlife. Walking safely a popular local liqueur distilled from cane. along bridges suspended high in the tree tops, you’ll explore this hidden world. Then drive to Fortuna for lunch and shopping before returning to your resort. Meals B,L,D Tabacon Resort 8 ®
  6. 6. Managua Granada NICARAGUA L. Nicaragua Caribbean Morgan’s Rock Sea Arenal 2 Monteverde 2 2 Tortuguero GUANACASTE 1 San José Paci c C O S TA Day 6 – From cloud forest to coffee plantation Manuel Antonio RICA Gam Ocean Drive along the beautiful shores of Arenal Lake and enjoy lunch before Panama continuing on to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, a haven for bird Corcovado watchers. An afternoon visit to a coffee and sugar cane plantation reveals PA N A M A the many-step process that brings these high-mountain beans to your morning coffee cup. Then watch as sugar cane is distilled into saca de guaro Meet Your Guide, Uvi Jenkins! and sample this popular local liqueur. Enjoy a free evening at your tranquil Uvi Jenkins, a native Costa Rican, attended resort, the superior first class El Establo Mountain Hotel. Meals B,L,D high school in the U.S. and holds a degree Day 7 – Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve in Biological Sciences. With more than Explore the Cloud Forest as Uvi Jenkins enriches your appreciation and 15 years experience, she’s been delighting understanding of this complex ecosystem. Then accompany her on a visit our travelers with her warm nature and to the Hummingbird Gallery for an up-close look at these fascinating birds. tremendous knowledge. Meals B,L,D Day 8 – Back to the capital SimplyA F F O R D A B L E You’ll be escorted to San José where our tour services end. Meals B Deluxe and first class resorts and lodges, all meals, Our Handpicked Hideaways... comprehensive small group sightseeing with Uvi Jenkins, luggage handling, and all on-tour transportation. 8 days from $2,299 Plan with confidence. We never cancel a departure. Double 2010 San José – Real Intercontinental Tortuguero – Mawamba Lodge Jan 8; Feb 19; Mar 12; Apr 9 $2299 Sleek and sophisticated city resort First class comfort with a lovely Dec 24 2499 close to the shopping and dining of garden pool just steps from the 2011 San José’s vibrant Escazú district. beach and canals of Tortuguero. Jan 7; Feb 4; Mar 11; Apr 8 $2399 All prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. Explore our world with AND SAVE! Save $50 each when 3 guests travel together. Arenal – Tabaçon Grand Spa Monteverde – El Establo Save $100 each when 4 guests travel together. Thermal Resort Striking superior first class lodge, Save $150 each when 5 or more guests travel together. A true 5-star resort with geothermal surrounded by primary forest next pools and inviting cascades. to the Monteverde Reserve. Ask about our low international airfares on Enjoy More of Costa Rica JW Marriott Beach Resort Borinquen Resort & Spa 4 days in Guanacaste from $699 4 days from $829 Stunning beaches and a near- promises spectacular sunsets, Secluded on the pristine slopes views from your private deck, perfect climate on the northwest 4 great restaurants and complete of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano relax in the thermal mineral coast make Guanacaste the resort amenities from pool and in Guanacaste, our deluxe resort springs, take a mud bath or perfect place to unwind after spa to beach and golf. is the perfect place for adventure embark on a thrilling adventure your journey across Costa Rica! See page 29. or relaxation. Enjoy mountain in the surrounding forests. This stunning oceanfront hotel or see your Travel Professional 9
  7. 7. Exotic World Journeys Simply Affordable Privately Guided Highlights of Costa Rica Arenal Volcano Uncover the very best of Costa Rica on this family-friendly, hosted vacation filled with diverse An Enriching Journey from Coast to Coast! experiences. Personalize your trip with hotels that Day 1 – Welcome to San José are right for you. Then get set for thrilling discovery Check in to your choice of hotel. as you journey from the wildlife-rich waterways of Day 2 – Biological Diversity on the Caribbean Coast the Caribbean coast to an active volcano and the Journey to Tortuguero National Park, famed for its biological diversity, including pristine beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park! more than 300 species of birds, crocodiles, howler monkeys and manatees. Check in to your lodge where you can relax or explore the lush surroundings. Meals B,L,D Day 3 – Canal safari through Tortuguero Engaging Discoveries Tortuguero is a tropical wetland filled with exotic flora and fauna. Traveling by boat with an experienced naturalist guide, you’ll explore along the network of canals and F O R O U R W O R L D T R AV E L E R S waterways that wind through the wildlife-rich vegetation. Meals B,L,D Explore the “Amazon of Costa Rica”… A canal safari Day 4 – Journey to Arenal Hot Springs Voyage over water and land to Arenal, traveling at a comfortable pace with your through the waterways of Tortuguero reveals a own private car and driver. Arenal is an amazing place, filled with hot springs, lush stunning variety of tropical flora and fauna. gardens and natural mineral pools. Upon arrival, you’ll check in to your chosen h resort, with time to relax in your hotel’s private thermal spring pools. Meals B,L Day 5 – Personalize your stay in Arenal Personalize your Costa Rica vacation at Arenal with Tailor your vacation this morning with the included guided activity of your choice: the included guided excursion of your choice... from • La Fortuna: A 90-minute horseback ride and short hike bring you to this waterfall. easy and enriching to heart-pounding adventure! • Hike Arenal: Hike the base of the volcano along forested trails and lava flows. h • Hanging Bridges: Explore high in the canopy for an up-close look at rainforest flora and fauna and great views of Arenal Volcano. Experience the hidden geothermal power of the Earth • Canopy Tour: Adrenaline-rushing adventure! Gain a new perspective in a most pleasant way… relaxing in the soothing of the rainforest as you “fly” by zip-line through the trees. hot springs of your enchanting Arenal resort. Continue with your private car and driver to Manuel Antonio h National Park, famed for its beautiful Pacific beaches, rugged headlands and forests rich with wildlife. Settle in to your choice of Encounter flora and fauna in Manuel Antonio, hotel. Meals B crown jewel of Costa Rica’s national parks... Day 6 – Into Manuel Antonio National Park We include your park entry fee and an We make it easy to explore the crown jewel of Costa Rica’s expert naturalist to guide your way. national parks. With your entry fee included, and our expert naturalist leading the way, you’ll have a fascinating guided hike through this pristine coastal forest. Meals B Day 7 – Enjoy Manuel Antonio A full day free to enjoy at your own pace. Meals B Day 8 – Bid farewell to Manuel Antonio Your program with us finishes this morning. Meals B 10 ®
  8. 8. Travel any day you wish 8 days from $1,699 A choice of fine hotels, 12 meals, in-depth and flexible naturalist-guided excursions and all on-tour transportation. SimplyA F F O R D A B L E AFFORDABLE Luxury San José – Parque del Lago Tortuguero – Mawamba Lodge San José – Grano de Oro Tortuguero – Pachira Lodge First class comfort and a great A fine first class lodge close to the Award-winning luxury boutique Superior first class lodge set amidst location on Paseo Colon, one of beach and canals, with comfortable hotel set in a restored Victorian pristine waterways just 5 minutes the capital’s most vibrant streets. rooms and a lovely garden pool. mansion in the heart of the city. from the National Park entrance. Arenal – Paraiso Manuel Antonio – El Parador Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa Manuel Antonio – Si Como No Superior first class resort with 3 Perched high on a summit, this The finest luxury resort in Arenal. Striking architecture, award- inviting pools, lush tropical grounds first class spa resort offers breath- Guest suites feature two terraces winning luxury and an idyllic and impressive views of Arenal! taking views over the Pacific. with unparalleled volcano views. hilltop location await you. Double Child (up to age 10) Double Child (up to age 10) 2010 2010 Jan-Apr; Dec $1799 $999 Jan-Apr; Jul-Aug; Dec $1999 $1099 May-Nov 1699 999 May-Jun 1799 1099 2011 Sep-Nov 1899 1099 Jan-Apr $1799 $999 2011 Jan-Apr $1999 $1099 Managua Granada All prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. NICARAGUA L. Nicaragua Caribbean Morgan’s Rock Sea Explore our world with Arenal 1 2 Tortuguero AND SAVE! GUANACASTE 1 San José Save $50 each when 3 guests travel together. Save $100 each when 4 guests travel together. Paci c 3 C O S TA Ocean Manuel Antonio RICA Gamboa Save $150 each when 5 or more guests travel together. Panama City Corcovado Ask about our low international airfares on PA N A M A Pearl Islands Delight in More of Costa Rica More Time at Arenal! Monteverde Cloud Forest Nicoya Peninsula Panama City Add an extra night from $52 2 days from $249 4 days from $739 3 days from $299 Enjoy more time for adventure, This tranquil cloud forest is a The unspoiled Pacific beaches Discover the surprising diversity exploration and relaxation at birdwatcher’s paradise, home to and charming seaside villages of Panama City, from its vibrant Arenal. Add an extra night or the elusive quetzal! Choose from of this remote peninsula offer sea front promenade to the two and then continue on to our fine lodges with naturalist- the perfect getaway and a great charming cobblestone streets Manuel Antonio National Park. guided excursions. See page 29. complement to your travels in and Colonial architecture of Old Costa Rica. Town. See page 37. or see your Travel Professional 11
  9. 9. Exotic World Journeys Affordable Luxury Escorted – 16 Guests or less Journey to the Galapagos Discover Ecuador’s unforgettable diversity... from An Unforgettable Voyage Awaits! amazing wildlife and geology in the Galapagos to the Day 1 – Welcome to Quito c Colonial-era monuments of Quito. Tour the capital, Check in to the deluxe Swissotel, perfectly located in the heart of this Colonial gem. nestled in the high Andes, and then step aboard our Day 2 – Discover the Colonial monuments of the capital Today’s tour reveals Quito’s centuries-old architecture. Enjoy commanding city views deluxe all-suites vessel. You’ll voyage farther through from a mountain peak and dine tonight at El Ventanal, a stylish restaurant with a the archipelago to join our handpicked naturalists for dramatic hilltop location, once the site of the Temple of the Moon. Meals B,D amazing animal encounters on seven unique islands! Day 3 – Fly to the Galapagos Islands c and board the Explorer II Fly to Baltra Island to board your ship and visit Dragon Hill. Tonight’s naturalists’ Engaging Discoveries briefing is the first of nightly talks to preview the next day’s activities. Meals B,L,D Day 4 – Morning on Bartolomé Island, James Island in the afternoon F O R O U R W O R L D T R AV E L E R S Ascend to the summit of Bartolomé for great views. On James Island, a mile-long trail brings you to land iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and fur seals. Meals B,L,D More time in Quito means you’ll discover all the Day 5 – To the edge of the archipelago... Fernandina & Isabela Islands! World Heritage monuments of the city. Hike across lava flows on Fernandina Island to a small peninsula, home to flightless h cormorants. On remote Isabela, accessed only by faster boats like the Explorer II, you’ll explore along coastal cliffs, home to masked boobies, penguins and fur seals. Dine at El Ventanal... Famed for creative Ecuadorian With good conditions, snorkeling here can be spectacular. Manta rays, sea turtles, sea fusion cuisine and dramatic views over Quito. lions and dolphins are often seen. Meals B,L,D h Day 6 – About North Seymour and Santa Cruz Islands See blue-footed boobies and frigate birds on North Seymour Island. On Santa Cruz, Encounter more creatures on more islands! you’ll have a chance to observe the rare giant tortoise. Meals B,L,D Built for speedy ocean cruising, our ship even takes Day 7 – An afternoon flight back to the capital you to remote Isabela Island, where nutrient-rich After a final naturalist-guided excursion this morning, fly to Quito where you’ll be ocean currents promise spectacular wildlife-viewing. met and escorted to the city-center Swissotel. Meals B,L,D Day 8 – Bid farewell to Quito Enjoy the view from the top of Bartolomé Island. 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites c Your program finishes today. Meals B [Note: You can visit the vibrant Pacific port of Guayaquil instead of Quito. Ask your travel agent or contact us for details.] 12 ®
  10. 10. Step Out In Old Town... GALAPAGOS ECUADOR Step Aboard Our Intimate All-suites Ship! Genovesa Is. PERU Machu Picchu James Is. Quito – Swissotel (Santiago Is.) Bartolomé Is. City-center luxury with easy North access to Old Town. Enjoy Seymour Is. Rabida Is. six excellent dining venues, Baltra Is. Fernandina Is. graciously appointed guestrooms Santa Cruz Is. and the inviting Amrita Spa. Santa Fé Is. San Cristóbal Is. Isabela Is. Floreana Is. MV Galapagos Explorer II Hood Is. (Española Is.) Our deluxe all-suites vessel offers light-filled staterooms We include two internal flights. and operates in full compliance with all Galapagos Park Superior, All-inclusive Value! environmental standards. Enjoy spacious and comfortable lounges, We feature a superior ship, a deluxe hotel, informative briefings, delicious excellent meals, wine with dinner and meals, wine with dinner and naturalist-guided excursions on 7 unique islands. We even include your national small-group, naturalist-guided park fee, transit control card and all shore excursions. internal flights! AFFORDABLE Luxury 5-star hotel and ship, 18 meals, wine with dinner, in-depth naturalist-guided shore excursions, port charges, national park fees, transit control card, and 2 internal flights. 8 days from $3,299 Plan with confidence. We never cancel a departure. Classic Suite Premium Suite Deluxe Balcony Suite Renaissance Suite 2010 Jan 7; May 27; Jun 10 $3399 $3599 $3899 $3999 Jan 14, 28; Feb 11, 18, 25; Mar 4, 11, 18; Apr 22; Jun 17, 24; Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Aug 5, 12, 26; Oct 7, 14, 21, 28; Nov 11; Dec 23, 30 3599 3799 4099 4299 Jan 21; Feb 4; Apr 15, 29; Aug 19; Nov 4, 18, 25; Dec 2, 9 3499 3699 3999 4199 May 13, 20; Jun 3 3299 3499 3899 3999 2011 Jan 6 $3499 $3699 $4199 $4399 Jan 13, 20, 27; Feb 3, 10, 17, 24; Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Apr 7, 14, 21 3699 3899 4199 4399 All prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. Children between the ages of 7 and 11 Explore our world with save from $400-$1040 per child. AND SAVE... up to $150 per person Call or see your Travel Professional. Ask about our low international airfares on Experience More of South America Discover more of the Galapagos with our 7-night cruise Lima, Cuzco & Machu Picchu 4 additional days from $850 Five Days in Peru from $1,699 Extend your cruise aboard the with added memories and a Discover the legacy of the the vibrant capital of Lima Explorer II and visit other unique deeper understanding and mighty Inca Empire and Peru’s and ancient Cuzco. A full-day islands. Discover the geology appreciation of this marvelous rich Spanish heritage. Private privately guided excursion and wildlife on Española, Rabida destination. Enjoy 3 additional touring with your own personal through the Sacred Valley to and Santa Cruz Islands and visit nights onboard the Explorer II, car, driver and guide promises Machu Picchu plumbs the the Charles Darwin Research daily breakfast, 3 lunches, 3 intimate, leisurely-paced mystery and majesty of the Station. You’ll leave the islands dinners and all shore excursions. sightseeing and unforgettable legendary Lost City! experiences as you explore See page 16. or see your Travel Professional 13
  11. 11. Exotic World Journeys Affordable Luxury Escorted – 16 Guests or less Machu Picchu & the Galapagos See Blue-footed Boobies. Marvel at some of the most captivating places in the world! Our expert guides reveal the natural beauty, ancient monuments and Colonial splendors New Discoveries Every Day! of Peru and Ecuador. Then step aboard the deluxe, all-suites Galapagos Explorer II for a thrilling voyage Day 1 – Arrive in Lima Check in to the deluxe, city-center Casa Andina Private Collection Hotel. Day 2 – Out and about with your expert guide in Limac filled with unforgettable, close-up wildlife encounters in the company of our handpicked naturalist guides! In-depth sightseeing includes the famed Larco Herrera Museum and Barranco. Meals B Day 3 – Fly into the high Andes... Cuzco awaits! Engaging Discoveries You’ll be met at the airport and escorted to the deluxe Libertador Hotel. Meals B Day 4 – A rail journey through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchuc F O R O U R W O R L D T R AV E L E R S Ride the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu and explore the ancient ruins. Overnight Delve into the many facets of Lima... treasures of at the unique and inviting Inkaterra El Pueblo Hotel. Meals B,L,D antiquity in the famed Larco Herrera Museum and Day 5 – Sunrise at Machu Picchu for early risers the lively Bohemian district of Barranco! A free morning to visit Machu Picchu on your own. With morning dew, paths and stones can be slippery, requiring caution. Return to your hotel in Cuzco. Meals B,L h Day 6 – In-depth sightseeing in Cuzcoc The city’s Colonial highlights, the Temple of the Sun and Sacsayhuaman. Meals B Experience the majesty of sunrise at Machu Picchu! A second early morning visit affords the luxury of Day 7 – Onward to Quitoc, Ecuador Tour the Colonial District and overnight at the deluxe Swissotel. Meals B,D unhurried exploration without the crowds. Day 8 – Through high-mountain valleys to Otavalo h Visit the charming highland town of Otavalo, famed for its lively market. Meals B,L Discover the Colonial majesty of Quito and dine with Day 9 – Fly to the Galapagosc and board the MV Galapagos Explorer II Board your ship and visit Santa Cruz Island. Meals B,L,D commanding city views atop Itchimbia Hill. Days 10 to 12 – Cruising the Galapagos h Built for speedy ocean crusing, the Explorer II will take you to seven unique islands, including the remote western edge of the archipelago. Every morning and afternoon, Come face-to-face with more wildlife on more our expert naturalists will lead excursions designed to reveal the stunning geology islands! Built for ocean cruising, the all-suites and wildlife of the Galapagos... Look for sharks off the shallow waters of Bartolomé, Explorer II goes farther faster! Explore 7 unique see colonies of iguanas and Sally Lightfoot crabs on James, hike the lava flows of islands on thrilling naturalist-guided Fernandina to a nesting site for flightless cormorants, snorkel with sea lions off excursions with never more than 16 guests. Isabela, observe blue-footed boobies on Seymour, spot the rare giant tortoise on Santa Cruz and more! Nightly briefings from your guides, superb meals, wine with 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites c dinner and festive entertainment enrich your three days at sea. Meals 3B,3L,3D Day 13 – Alight on San Cristobal Island and fly to Guayaquil After a morning excursion, fly to Guayaquil and the Hilton Hotel. Meals B,L Day 14 – Guayaquil Your tour with us finishes this morning. Meals B 14 ®
  12. 12. Extraordinary Days. Perfect Nights... 4 Quito 2 Lima – Casa Andina Private Collection ECUADOR The Galapagos This striking, contemporary, superior first Islands 1 Guayaquil class hotel in vibrant Miraflores features Peruvian art and antiques. PERU Cuzco – Libertador P a c i c Grand and historic, this renowned deluxe O c e a n hotel is set in an ancient Inca palace in the heart of Old Cuzco. Machu Picchu Machu Picchu – Inkaterra El Pueblo 2 1 Charming casita-style guestrooms nestled in Lima 3 Cuzco a pristine Andean cloud forest at the foot of Machu Picchu. B O We include five internal flights. Quito – Swissotel City-center luxury with six excellent dining MV Galapagos Explorer II venues, spacious guestrooms, and the Our all-suites vessel offers superb inviting Amrita Spa. dining, spacious lounges and a fantastic team of shipboard Guayaquil – Hilton Hotel naturalists. They conduct informative A prime location in this bustling port city nightly briefings and lead small-group CHILE with five restaurants, landscaped pool, and shore excursions of never more than fitness area. 16 guests. AFFORDABLE Luxury Superior first class and deluxe hotels, 5-star ship, 27 meals, wine with dinner, in-depth sightseeing, naturalist-guided shore excursions, port charges, national park fees, transit control card, all on-tour transportation and 5 internal flights. 14 days from $5,799 Plan with confidence. We never cancel a departure. 2010 Classic Suite Premium Suite Deluxe Balcony Suite Renaissance Suite Jan 1; Apr 23; May 7, 21; Jun 4 $5799 $5999 $6299 $6499 Jan 15, 29; Feb 12, 26; Mar 12; Apr 9; Jun 18, Jul 2, 16, 30; Aug 13; Oct 1, 15, 29; Nov 5; Dec 17, 31 5999 6199 6499 6699 Nov 19, Dec 3 5899 6099 6399 6599 2011 Jan 14, 28; Feb 11, 25; Mar 11, 25; Apr 8, 22 $5999 $6199 $6449 $6699 All prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. Explore our world with Children between the ages of 7 and 11 AND SAVE... up to $150 per person save from $400-$1040 per child. Call us or see your Travel Professional. Ask about our low international airfares on M o r e o f S o u t h A m e r i c a Awa i t s ! Extend Your Cruise The Hiram Bingham Train Discover More of Peru Explore More of Ecuador 3 more nights from $989 from $492 2 to 4 days from $389 2 to 4 days from $319 Extend your cruise on the Explorer Travel roundtrip from Cuzco Discover more of the history and We offer the most choice and II and visit Española, Rabida and to Machu Picchu aboard the landscapes of Peru, from the flexibility in Ecuador, from Santa Cruz Islands. Depart with luxurious Hiram Bingham Train, mysterious Nazca Lines to Lake colonial Cuenca and the famed added memories and a deeper featuring brunch en route to Titicaca. See pages 44 and 45. Chiva Express to the our award- appreciation of this awe-inspiring Machu Picchu, plus cocktails and winning lodge deep in the destination. dinner on the return to Cuzco. Amazon. See page 47. or see your Travel Professional 15
  13. 13. Exotic World Journeys Simply Affordable Privately Guided Five Days in Peru Experience the intimacy and flexibility of Unforgettable Experiences Every Day... our Privately Guided travel as you explore the many Day 1 – Welcome to Lima! natural wonders, Colonial splendors and ancient Inca Check in to your choice of city-center hotel. monuments of Peru. Engage more deeply... with our Day 2 – Into the Andes fantastic guides, the places you visit and the people Fly to Cuzcoc, ancient capital of the Inca Empire, and transfer to your choice of hotel. After time to rest and adjust to the altitude, join your private guide to you encounter. Experience travel at its most explore the city, including the Temple of the Sun. Continue by private car into enriching and rewarding. the mountains outside of town to the Inca site of Sacsayhuaman, known for its impressive masonry and great views over the city. You also visit a child care center Engaging Discoveries that provides food, clothing and shelter for young children. We encourage you to bring supplies and donations; this is your chance to truly make a difference. Meals B F O R O U R W O R L D T R AV E L E R S Day 3 – Through the Sacred Valley by rail to Machu Picchu A full-day visit to Machu Picchuc begins aboard the Vistadome train through the Investigate pre-Columbian antiquity at the Sacred Valley. As you journey along the Urubamba River, the scenery is spectacular. famed Larco Herrera Museum and then Explore Machu Picchu as your expert private guide illuminates the history and experience the modern face of Lima in the culture of the once-great Inca Empire. The paths and terrain of this ancient site can lively Bohemian district of Barranco. be slippery; unhurried exploration allows you to use appropriate caution. Return to Cuzco in the evening by train. Or, you can choose to spend the night at Machu h Picchu, affording the opportunity to visit the site early the following morning as the Leave no stone unturned... Your own personal sun rises over the mountain peaks (from $114). Meals B,L guide will lead you on a thorough exploration Day 4 – Back to the capital through the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu. Fly back to Limac where you’ll be met and escorted by private car to your choice of hotel. Your private tour of the city includes the splendid Colonial architecture of h Plaza Mayor and the Larco Herrera Museum, renowned for its extensive collection of Make this trip your own! An efficient and pre-Columbian artwork. Meals B affordable 5-day itinerary, myriad FreeStyle Touring Day 5 – Onward (or homeward!) from Lima options and our travel planning experts make it Your program with us finishes this morning. Or, you can explore more of the Continent with our many FreeStyle Touring options. Meals B so easy to customize a longer journey. 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites c By rail through the Inca’s Sacred Valley. 16 ®
  14. 14. BRAZIL PERU Make a Difference in Peru... Machu 2 Picchu With a comprehensive approach to helping Lima Sacred Andean families in need, this center in Cuzco Valley B O L provides shelter, food and clothing for young 2 Cuzco children, allowing many of their mothers to seek employment toward self-sufficiency. We Paci c Ocean invite you to bring practical supplies or make Lake donations. Many guests tell us that this visit Titicaca to engage with the local community is one of their most rewarding travel experiences ever. We include roundtrip flights from Lima to Cuzco. The Perfect End to Your Day... A choice of fine hotels, 5 meals, comprehensive privately guided sightseeing, luggage handling, all on-tour transportation and 2 internal flights. CHILE Travel any day you wish 5 days from $1,699 SimplyA F F O R D A B L E AFFORDABLE Luxury Lima & Cuzco – José Antonio Hotels Lima & Cuzco – Miraflores Park You’ll love the locations of our first Hotel & Monasterio class hotels! In Lima, Miraflores is a The Miraflores Park is a luxury A R G E N bustling ocean-side district. In Cuzco, boutique hotel set on a cliff in you’re close to the shops and cafes of the heart of Lima. Cuzco’s famed the Plaza de Armas. Monasterio offers the legendary Double luxury of Orient-Express Hotels in a Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $1699 restored 16th century monastery. Double Lima & Cuzco – Casa Andina Jan ‘10-Apr ’11 $2299 Private Collection Hotels Our city-center, superior first class Lima hotel features Peruvian art and Get more for your money this winter! antiques. In Cuzco, an 18th century Enjoy fine dining (two meals on us!) at the manor house has been restored in the Miraflores Park Hotel and a free extra night stay heart of town. at the Monasterio Hotel. Just book by 12/31/09 for Double travel January through March 2010. Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $1899 All prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. Explore our world with Ask about our low international airfare on AND SAVE... up to $150 per person Explore Farther Afield in Peru Add an Extra Night at Peruvian Amazon Lake Titicaca Nazca Lines Machu Picchu 3 days from $499 3 days from $479 2 days from $819 1 day from $114 Our comfortable rainforest Discover one of the highest lakes A flight-seeing excursion over the Return to Machu Picchu early lodges provide the perfect base in the world! We offer a choice arid plain reveals the enigmatic the next morning... a magical for exploring the flora and fauna of fine hotels with in-depth Nazca line drawings. Enjoy your opportunity to witness sunrise of the Amazon. All meals and sightseeing including the floating choice of hotel, daily breakfast, and explore without the crowds. naturalist guided activities are islands of the Uros Indians. sightseeing and private transfers included. See page 44. See page 44. from Lima. See page 45. or see your Travel Professional 17
  15. 15. Exotic World Journeys Affordable Luxury Escorted – 16 Guests or less Grandeur of Peru Experience the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu. Delight in the grandeur and majesty of Peru... from the splendid landscapes of the Sacred Valley and Lake Titicaca to the ancient treasures of Lima, Cuzco and Machu Picchu. We even take you off the beaten path to the less-visited sites, enriching your appreciation of the country’s natural beauty and the An Unforgettable Journey into Peru vibrant legacy of its Colonial and Incan history. Day 1 – Bienvenidos a Lima! Check in to the deluxe JW Marriott Hotel overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Day 2 – Explore Limac Engaging Discoveries See Lima’s Colonial architecture, explore thriving San Isidro and visit the famed F O R O U R W O R L D T R AV E L E R S Larco Herrera Museum. This evening, by special arrangement, you’ll dine at Huaca Pucllana, a recently excavated sacred pyramid of the 4th century. Meals B,D Visit newly-excavated Huaca Pucllana and dine Day 3 – Through the Sacred Valley overlooking this sacred, 4th century pyramid. Fly to Cuzco and journey into the Sacred Valley to visit the Ccochahuasi Animal Sanctuary, dedicated to the preservation of endangered Peruvian wildlife. Browse the h colorful Pisac market, stop by a traditional hacienda to dine with fine views over the Learn about conservation at the Ccochahuasi Animal valley, and then visit the imposing fortress ruins at Ollantaytambo. Enjoy a blissful Sanctuary, where heroic efforts are saving indigenous evening at the Tambo del Inka Luxury Collection Hotel & Resort. Meals B,L,D Andean species from illegal traffickers. Day 4 – The Legendary Lost City of the Inca An unforgettable rail journey along the scenic Urubamba River brings you to the h fabled Lost City of Machu Picchuc. Explore this mountaintop citadel with your Bargain for artisanal crafts in Pisac, touch the ancient guide and overnight at the charming Inkaterra El Pueblo Hotel. Meals B,L,D stones of Ollantaytambo and sit down to lunch on Day 5 – The Lost City at dawn... and back to Cuzco by train a historic hacienda. We promise a richer, more Enjoy an unplanned morning to explore Machu Picchu at your own pace in the soft morning light. With morning dew, the paths and stones can be slippery, requiring complete Sacred Valley experience! caution. Return to Cuzco and transfer to the historic Libertador Hotel. Meals B,L h Day 6 – Out and about in Cuzcoc An unforgettable overland journey from Cuzco to Enriching full-day sightseeing includes the Temple of the Sun, Sacsayhuaman Lake Titicaca affords off-the-beaten-path visits to overlooking the city, historic Old Town and less-visited Inca sites like Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay. Visit a local child care center, your chance to Make a Difference Andahuaylillas and the Inca ruins of Racchi. in the lives of young Peruvians in need of food, clothing and shelter. Tonight, enjoy fine cuisine, music and dance at Don Antonio. Meals B,D 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites c Day 7 – Onward to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca A breathtaking overland journey to Puno also visits the Inca ruins of Racchi and the Colonial church in Andahuaylillas. Overnight at the Libertador Hotel. Meals B,L,D 18 ®
  16. 16. Day 8 – Across Lake Titicaca BRAZIL A full-day excursion on the lake visits floating islands, home to Uros PERU communities, built on layers of totora reeds. Continue on to Taquile, where islanders speak Aymara, the language of the high Andean plateau, Machu and craft colorful handsome textiles using ancient techniques. Meals B,L Picchu 2 1 llllll Sacred Day 9 – On the Pan-American Highway to Paracas Lima 1 Valley Fly to Lima and journey overland on the famed Pan-American Highway southward to Paracas. Check in to the 5-star Hotel Paracas, a Luxury Paracas 1 2 Cuzco B O L I V I Collection Resort. Meals B,D Day 10 – Explore the Ballestas Islands and fly over Nazca Paci c Ocean This morning’s boat excursion offers up-close encounters with the sea Lake Titicaca birds, seals and other wildlife of this coastal sanctuary. Then take to the Puno 2 skies for an unforgettable bird’s-eye view of the Nazca Lines c. After lunch, return to the Lima airport for your onward flight. Meals B,L We include two internal flights. Delightful Days. Unforgettable Nights... Lima – JW Marriott Hotel A strikingly contemporary, deluxe hotel in the lively Miraflores district, with a AFFORDABLE L u x u CHILE ry dramatic cliff-top location overlooking Deluxe and luxury hotels, 21 meals, comprehensive the Pacific. small group sightseeing, luggage handling, all on-tour Paracas – Hotel Paracas, a Luxury transportation and 2 internal flights. Collection Resort The best and newest in Paracas, with 10 days for $3,899 gorgeous landscaped grounds on the bay across from the nature reserve. Plan with confidence. We never cancel a departure. A R G E N T I N Sacred Valley – Tambo del Inca Double Luxury Collection Hotel & Resort 2010 This brand new luxury resort artfully Jan 11; Feb 14; Apr 4; May 9; Jun 27; Jul 25; blends ancient Andean aesthetic with Aug 29; Sep 26; Oct 17; Nov 28; Dec 26 $3899 contemporary luxury and service. 2011 Machu Picchu – Inkaterra El Pueblo Jan 30; Feb 13; Apr 3 $3899 A charming resort of private casitas set All prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or in a tranquil cloud forest at the base of contact us. Machu Picchu, close to the cafes and Explore our world with shops of Aguas Calientes. Cuzco – Libertador Hotel Historic, 5-star landmark hotel in the AND SAVE! heart of the city, built atop ancient Inca Save $50 each when 3 guests travel together. foundations across from the Temple of Save $100 each when 4 guests travel together. the Sun. Save $150 each when 5 or more guests travel together. Lake Titicaca – Libertador Hotel A beautiful hotel, one of the best in Ask about our low international airfare on the region, situated on the pristine shores of this magical lake. M o r e S o u t h A m e r i c a n Wo n d e r s . . . Lodges of the Amazon Arequipa Quito, Ecuador Santiago, Chile 3 days from $499 3 days from $499 3 days for $519 3 days from $489 Choose from our distinctive Famed for its Colonial-era white The charming, high-mountain Choose from our fine city-center jungle lodges and explore stone buildings set against a capital of Ecuador is recognized hotels in this sophisticated, rainforest flora and fauna with mountain backdrop, this is one as a UNESCO World Heritage cosmopolitan capital and enjoy our expert naturalist guides. of the loveliest cities in South Site for its wealth of splendidly great sightseeing, superb dining See page 44. America. See page 45. preserved Colonial architecture. and unforgettable experiences. See page 47. See page 43. or see your Travel Professional 19
  17. 17. Exotic World Journeys Simply Affordable Escorted – 16 Guests or less Peru Explorer Unravel the complex tapestry of Peru’s thriving Discover the Land of the Inca indigenous cultures, rich Colonial heritage and the Day 1 – Welcome to Lima enigmatic legacy of the Inca. From dancers’ stage Check in to the first class, perfectly-located San Agustin Exclusive Hotel. and artisan’s studio to ancient sites and the well- Day 2 – Colonial treasures and pre-Columbian artifacts worn looms of skilled Andean weavers, our tour Join your guide to discover the fine Spanish Colonial mansions and churches of Limac, including the impressive San Francisco Church. Then visit the Larco plumbs the depths of this amazingly diverse and Herrera Museum, famed for its superb collection of pre-Columbian artifacts. Meals B wondrous land. Day 3 – Into the Sacred Valley of the Inca Fly to Cuzcoc where you’ll be greeted by Ana Maria, an expert on the ancient Inca Engaging Discoveries and contemporary Peruvian traditions. Journey with her into the Sacred Valley to visit the Ccochahuasi Animal Sanctuary, dedicated to the rescue of endangered F O R O U R W O R L D T R AV E L E R S Andean animals. At Awanacancha, learn about llamas, alpacas, and ancient weaving Learn about heroic efforts being made to preserve techniques still in use today. Explore the colorful market in Pisac and enjoy a lunch indigenous wildlife rescued from illegal traffickers. of Andean fare before checking in to the Pakaritampu Hotel. Tonight, witness a “Pago a la Tierra” – a Tribute to the Earth – performed by a local shaman. Meals B,L The Ccochahuasi Animal Sanctuary is home to Day 4 – Explore the Sacred Valley with Ana Maria condors, pumas, coatis, alpaca, llama, deer and more. Tour the imposing mountaintop fortress of Ollantaytambo with Ana Maria and stop h by a neighborhood chicheria (a Peruvian pub) to learn about chicha, an Andean beverage distilled from corn. Then visit the studio of Pablo and Marilu Seminario – Ancient traditions come to life in the Sacred Valley. renowned pottery artisans who draw on ancient techniques and designs. Meals B,L Visit the skilled weavers of Awanacancha and Day 5 – By rail to Machu Picchu famed pottery artisans Pablo and Marilu Seminario. A two-day visit to Machu Picchuc begins with a train ride through the scenic h Urubamba River Valley past snow-capped Andean peaks. Explore the mountaintop citadel as your expert guide illuminates the history, glory and amazing architectural Deepen your appreciation of Peru’s rich history at achievements of the ancient Inca Empire. Overnight at the Hatuchay Towers Hotel rarely-visited Inca and Colonial sites near Cuzco. in Aguas Calientes, nestled at the base of Machu Picchu. Meals B,L,D h Delight in the artistry of the musicians and dancers at our farewell dinner at the Don Antonio Restaurant. 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites c Explore Machu Picchu in the morning. 20 ®
  18. 18. Day 6 – Morning at Machu Picchu and back to Cuzco by train Quito BRAZIL Explore Machu Picchu at your own pace as the sun casts its first warming PERU rays across this ancient site. With morning dew, the paths and stones can be slippery, requiring caution. Return to Cuzco, stopping in Chincheros for Machu a demonstration of indigenous weaving techniques. Overnight at the José Picchu Antonio Hotel. Meals B,D 2 1 llllll Lima 2 Sacred Valley Day 7 – Explore the ancient capital of the Inca Empire Visit the hilltop Incan fortress of Sacsayhuaman, with spectacular views Nazca 3 B O L Cuzco of Cuzco, and then explore Barrio San Blas, a district of narrow ascending streets around a simple adobe church.Then visit the Temple of the Sun and Paci c Ocean the Colonial-era cathedral in the heart of town. Meals B,L We include roundtrip flights from Lima to Cuzco. Lake Day 8 – Out and around in Cuzco Titicaca Your understanding of the Inca is enriched today at Tipon, a rarely visited site with elaborate agricultural terraces that ascend the steep and narrow Meet Ana Maria... valley. Then visit San Pedro de Andahuaylillas, a simple adobe church Ana Maria has long been intrigued by the adorned with paintings and gilded carvings. Tonight’s farewell dinner at Don Inca and the rich traditions of the Andes. Antonio’s features lively Andean music and dance. Meals B,D After decades of study and research, her Day 9 – Return to the capital expertise and enthusiasm enhance your Fly to Lima where you’ll have a day-use room at the San Agustin Exclusive exploration of Cuzco and theCHILE Valley. Sacred Hotel. Our tour services end upon your late afternoon check out. Meals B From City Center to Mountain Valley... SimplyA F F O R D A B L E First class hotels and resorts, 15 meals, in-depth small group sightseeing, specially-arranged excursions, luggage handling, all on-tour transportation and 2 internal flights. A R G E N T 9 days for $2,399 Lima – San Agustin Exclusive Sacred Valley – Pakaritampu Plan with confidence. We never cancel a departure. Perfectly-located close to the Charming resort-style hotel in a Double boutiques and eateries of the peaceful valley near the ancient 2010 fashionable Miraflores district. walls of Ollantaytambo. Jan 17; Mar 7; Apr 18; Jun 13; Jul 11; Aug 15; Oct 3; Dec 19 $2399 2011 Jan 16; Mar 6; Apr 17 $2399 All prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. Explore our world with Machu Picchu – Cuzco – José Antonio Hatuchay Towers This warm and inviting first class AND SAVE! This comfortable hotel is set on the hotel is just minutes from Cuzco’s Save $50 each when 3 guests travel together. banks of the Urubamba River at the lively Plaza de Armas. Save $100 each when 4 guests travel together. base of Machu Picchu. Save $150 each when 5 or more guests travel together. Ask about our low international airfare on Explore the Diversity of South America Nazca Lines Lake Titicaca Lodges of the Amazon Quito, Ecuador 2 days from $819 3 days from $479 3 days from $499 3 days for $519 Our included flight-seeing tour Visit one of the highest lakes The Peruvian Amazon offers Colonial monuments and a reveals the grandeur and wonder in the world. Your in-depth the perfect complement to your vibrant 21st century attitude of these enigmatic lines in the sightseeing includes the floating exploration of the country’s make this UNESCO World desert! We even include private islands of the Uros Indians and history and culture. See page 44. Heritage city in Ecuador roundtrip transfers from Lima. the Inca terraces of Taquile. irresistible! See page 47. See page 45. See page 44. or see your Travel Professional 21
  19. 19. Exotic World Journeys Affordable Luxury Escorted – 16 Guests or less Across the Andes You stay at the Llao-Llao Resort in Nahuel Huapi National Park. Embark upon one of the great journeys of the world… made better by our intimate group size, wonderful hotels and unique experiences Across South America by Lake and Land! Day 1 – Welcome to Santiago that explore the beauty and wonders of South Check in to the luxury Ritz Carlton Santiago in the heart of the city. Afternoon America. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime trip highlighted sightseeing features the neoclassical La Moneda Palace, a drive through Forestal Park by a spectacular full-day journey through the and Bellavista, the bohemian quarter of Santiago. Ascend San Cristobal Hill for Andes across lake and land! unsurpassed views over the city and return to your hotel for dinner. Meals D Day 2 – Excursion to the wine country and a hands-on estate visit Journey by rail through the scenic Colchagua Valley to San Fernando. Visit the Engaging Discoveries Colchagua Museum, a private collection of pre-Columbian art. Then tour the historic Vina Mont Gras estate and work with a master vintner to craft your own F O R O U R W O R L D T R AV E L E R S wine from start to finish... blending three vintages, bottling, corking and labeling Journey by rail into Chile’s wine country, sample fine your finished product! Return to Santiago and the luxurious Ritz Carlton. Meals B,L vintages and blend your own with a master vintner! Day 3 – Fly into the Chilean Lake District Return to Santiago and board your flight for Puerto Montt. Visit Angelmó Cove, h set on a picturesque bay, and wander through the lively fish market with its wonderful family-run lunch stands. Journey along Llanquihue Lake to Puerto Varas Spend an entire unforgettable day crossing the Andes and check in to the inviting Cabañas del Lago, overlooking Llanquihue. Meals B through a spectacular profusion of emerald green Day 4 – By lake and land to the Llao Llao Resort lakes set at the base of snow-capped volcanoes. An unforgettable day unfolds as you journey into some of the most breathtaking h landscapes on the planet. Your dramatic crossing of the Andes from Chile to Argentina transports you through a stunning Retreat to the tranquil luxury of the landscape of emerald lakes and snow-capped award-winning Llao Llao Resort – set in volcanoes. You’ll voyage by motorcoach, boat and Nahuel Huapi National Park, the 2nd oldest catamaran – crossing lakes and land to arrive in national park in the world after Yellowstone! Puerto Pañuelo. Continue on and check in to the to the world-famous Llao-Llao Resort, an historic h lodge built in the tradition of the grand hotels of the North American Rockies. Meals B Feel the power of Iguassu Falls all around. Day 5 – Explore Nahuel Huapi Board our Great Aventura boat for a thrilling National Park journey under these mighty cascades! Journey along the southern lakeshore to Nahuel Huapi National Park. Its forested peninsulas and 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site c bays evoke comparison with Norway’s fjords. A cable car ascent affords commanding views over Experience these forests, mountains and lakes. Meals B Iguassu Falls 22 ® by boat!