CULTURE

Culture abounds in Latin America, from ancient civilizations to living indigenous villages and the modern cultures of major cities. On cultural themed trips you can explore the ruins of Mayan civilizations, visit indigenous villages in the Amazon basin, discover ancient civilizations throughout Peru, witness the living Chilote culture found on the Chiloé Archipelago in Chile, and experience the vibrant contemporary life in cities such as Rio de Janeiro, Cartagena, Lima, Buenos Aires.

Mayan civilizations are evidenced by the extensive list of ruins located throughout Central America from southern Mexico and the Yucatan Peninsula (Palenque, Chichen Itza, Tulum) to Guatemala (Tikal, Yaxha, Quirigua), Belize (Caracol, Xunantunich), Honduras (Copan).

Visit and interact with Garifuna people in small villages along the Caribbean coast of Honduras and Belize. The Garifuna have their own language, music and food. Along the Bay of Tela in Honduras you will find Garifuna communities, such as Miami, where you can spend the day with local families, learning their language and history.

In Panama you can stay with a local Kuna (or Guna) family on a private island.

Colombia's rich historical past and modern present is evident throughout the country. The cities and cultural centers of Bogotá, Medellin, Cali and Cartagena are home to restaurants, dance clubs, theaters, museums; calendar events include film and music festivals, lively religious fiestas. Cartagena is the perfect combination of colonial history and modern Caribbean joie de vivre. Visit picturesque towns such as Villa de Leyva, one of the most beautiful and well-preserved colonial villages in South America. The old and historic center of Popayán is considered one of the most beautiful and best preserved in Colombia as well as in all of Latin America.

In Peru and Bolivia you will find pre-Colombian civilizations and modern-day Quechua and Aymara-speaking people. The Northern Kingdoms were home to the Moche Civilization and Chimú Empire. Important sites include Tucume, a vast Lambayeque-period archeological complex and Chan Chan, the capital city of the Chimú Empire. The Chachapoyas culture was centered at the fortress of Kuelap before being conquered by the Incas. The Inca Empire can be best appreciated in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the Inca capital of Cusco and the citadel of Machu Picchu. Evidence of the pre-Colombian Tiwanaku Empire can be studied at the ruins of Tiwanaku in western Bolivia near the shores of Lake Titikaka.

The Chiloé Archipelago, isolated from the Chile mainland, has a unique architecture, language (Chilote), cuisine and folklore. Explore on a day trip or spend a few days while staying at a small hotel or seaside lodge.

In Brazil make time for a few days in Salvador, the capital of the State of Bahia and a center for Afro-Brazilian music and dance, religion, cuisine and local customs; all brought to Brazil from the West coast of Africa then mixed with Portuguese traditions and culture.

And, of course, contemporary life is a focal point in the cultural hubs of Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro: restaurants, theaters, art galleries, markets, shopping, nightclubs, tango, samba, bossa nova...Carnival!

Duration: 13 days, 12 nights
From: $3,791.00
Mountains and lakes, and glaciers, oh my! Add to that, vineyards of the Central Andes, Buenos Aires and the mighty Iguazú.
Duration: 14 days, 13 nights
From: $4,495.00
A Cultural Journey. Along with the Mendoza wine region and Iguazu Falls, this trip features a Grand Circuit of the off-the-beaten-path Northwest Argentina
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $1,968.00
Combine Argentina and Chile with the Lakes Crossing from Bariloche to Puerto Varas.
Duration: 14 days, 13 nights
From: $6,599.00
Need a trip with some 'WOW Factor'? Let us Wow you with a trip to Argentina that includes an all-encompassing tour of Buenos Aires and a 3-stop trip across southern Patagonia.
Duration: 13 days, 12 nights
From: $2,795.00
With La Paz as your base, explore the high Uyuni Salt Lake, lowland Amazon basin and Lake Titicaca.
Duration: 12 days, 11 nights
From: $3,548.00
A cultural and historical circuit of Bolivia, from La Paz to Sucre, Potosi and the Uyuni Salt Flats.
Duration: 6 days, 5 nights
From: $894.00
GROUP TRIP from La Paz twice a week - every Tuesday and Friday. Can be customized as a private trip with any day departures.
Duration: 13 days, 12 nights
From: $3,108.00
GROUP TRIP - fixed departure. The itinerary can be customized as a private trip around your preferred trip dates.
Duration: 13 days, 12 nights
From: $3,913.00
Combine 3 of Brazil's best beach areas - Copacabana, the romantic resort town of Buzios, world-class Praia do Forte - with a visit to the awe-inspiring waterfalls at Iguacu.
Duration: 12 days, 11 nights
From: $3,990.00
The best of Brazil's natural history combines 3 diverse ecosystems: breathtaking Iguacu Falls, the wildlife of the Pantanal grasslands, the Amazon rainforest.
Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
From: $2,495.00
Experience three diverse parts of Brazil: exotic Rio de Janeiro at a Copacabana beach hotel, the majestic Iguacu Falls, deep in the remote Amazon River jungle at an all-inclusive lodge.
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $2,363.00
Visit two of the world's great cities - Rio, the 'Marvellous City' and Buenos Aires, the 'Paris of South America' - and witness the spectacular Iguazu Falls up close.
Duration: 13 days, 12 nights
From: $1,728.00
Visit Rio, the Amazon, Lençois Maranhenses National Park and Salvador with a small group of enthusiastic travelers.
Duration: 11 days, 10 nights
From: $3,570.00
Discover the lost civilization of Easter Island and explore the unmatched beauty of Torres del Paine National Park
Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
From: $5,127.00
Explore two areas based at two lodges in the remote Aysen Region of Austral Patagonia.
Duration: 17 days, 16 nights
From: $6,000.00
Colombia is a unique country in that it has abundant nature, fascinating culture in remote locations, and an up-and-coming gastronomic scene.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $1,722.00
This Andean circuit features Bogota, Villa de Leyva, the Coffee Zone and the archaeological region around San Agustin.
Duration: 11 days, 10 nights
From: $7,833.00
A romantic 10-night itinerary especially designed for honeymooners, or any couple wishing to celebrate.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $1,579.00
This 8-day trip starts with 2 nights in Bogota, 1 night in Villa de Leyva, 2 nights in the Coffee Zone and finishes with 2 nights in Cartagena.
Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
From: $4,375.00
Get a good all-around taste of Colombia: the history of Bogota, the coffee of the highlands, the salsa and cuisine of Cali, and the culture of Cartagena.
Duration: 6 days, 5 nights
From: $3,812.00
Five nights in Havana at a luxury hotel with VIP services, daily tours and excursions.
Duration: 7 days, 6 nights
From: $4,431.00
This 6-night VIP trip includes 4 nights in Havana with daily activities and a 2-night road trip to Trinidad with a stop in Cienfuegos.
Duration: 11 days, 10 nights
From: $2,797.00
A cultural and natural circuit of Guatemala: colonial Antigua, the Chichicastenango Market, volcanic Lake Atitlan and the Mayan ruins of Tikal, Yaxha and Topoxte.
Duration: 5 days, 4 nights
From: $1,234.00
This 5-day express trip combines two of Guatemala's premier locations - Antigua and Lake Atitlan.
Duration: 5 days, 4 nights
From: $1,559.00
This short 4-night trip includes 2 nights in Antigua and 2 nights in the Flores area and features a coffee tour and day tour of the Tikal ruins.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $2,519.00
This trip combines the highlights of Guatemala with two nights each in Antigua, at Lake Atitlan and Flores/Lake Peten Itza.
Duration: 14 days, 13 nights
From: $3,927.00
This culturally off-the-beaten-path trip starts in Antigua then travels to towns, villages and local markets throughout the country, followed a couple of nights at Lake Atitlan.
Duration: 12 days, 11 nights
From: $3,460.00
Antigua, Lake Atitlan, local markets and Mayan ruins on a 12-day circuit of Guatemala.
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: Call for pricing information
Visit the Yucatan Peninsula on this complete adventure, experience charming colorful markets, taste delicious regional cuisine, climb Mayan ruins and relax on the Caribbean Sea.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $2,634.00
Colonial Granada and the Pacific coast at upscale hotels and a wellness spa resort.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $1,968.00
This active adventure includes visits to four volcanoes, hikes, a canopy tour, horseback riding, lake kayaking, cycling.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $1,414.00
Experience the history and culture of Leon and Granada, the natural history of Ometepe Island, fun and relaxation at the beach town of San Juan del Sur on the Pacific coast.
Duration: 21 days, 20 nights
From: $7,980.00
An extensive 20-night trip with at least 3 nights in 5 different areas.
Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
From: $2,164.00
A trip designed with an active family in mind: hiking, sandboarding, cycling, kayaking, wildlife, along with a little education in nature and history.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $1,580.00
A perfect honeymoon or romantic trip. Start in colonial Granada and finish at a wellness spa resort on the Pacific coast.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $2,835.00
A comprehensive tour of Panama, from the Canal to the Chiriqui Highlands to the Caribbean coast, you will see nature, wildlife, culture like nowhere else.
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $2,350.00
Active adventure including horseback riding, canoe trips, canopy zip lines, whitewater rafting and snorkeling.
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $3,548.00
See past and present history - from Spanish colonial forts to the new Panama Canal expansion - and experience native culture and cloudforest nature, all on one trip.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $2,358.00
Transit the Panama Canal and get closer to Panamanian roots.
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $5,272.00
Panama: Vivid, amazing, moving and…simply unforgettable!
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $4,173.00
SPECIAL EDITION ADVENTURE - Nov 30 - Dec 8, 2017
Duration: 11 days, 10 nights
From: $5,320.00
Experience the cultural and natural wonders of Peru while still enjoying the "finer things in life" with this 5-star tour of the Inca region.
Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
From: $2,626.00
Does "vacation" mean heart-pumping nonstop action? If you would rather spend time hiking, biking and whitewater rafting than relaxing, this trip might be for you.
Duration: 14 days, 13 nights
From: $4,990.00
Come experience the culture and natural wonder of the Inca region, then observe wildlife like you never have before on a luxury-class cruise through the Galapagos Islands!
Duration: 15 days, 14 nights
From: $4,767.00
Experience Peru by land and river: Amazon jungle, the Inca capital of Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $2,395.00
Explore some of the "must sees" in Peru that include the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco and Lake Titikaka.
Duration: 20 days, 19 nights
From: $6,250.00
Who says you can't see it all? We say you can: Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, the Colca Canyon, the Northern Kingdoms, the Nazca Lines.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $3,254.00
An ideal trip extension from Peru. From Puno, cross Lake Titicaca to La Paz and on to the Uyuni Salt Flats.
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
From: $398.00
An exciting, off-the-beaten-path, overland trip across the remote Gran Sabana of Venezuela.
Duration: 12 days, 11 nights
From: $5,230.00
Embark on a scenic journey through Venezuela and experience the magic of the Angel Falls.
Duration: 12 days, 11 nights
From: $3,149.00
This 11-night trip combines the Andes, Canaima National Park and Angel Falls finishing in Los Roques Archipelago.
Duration: 0 days, 0 nights
From: Call for pricing information
Take a comprehensive tour of Venezuela, from the Andes to the Llanos Grasslands and Angel Falls in the Gran Sabana.
Duration: 7 days, 6 nights
From: $653.00
Our 6-night Mt. Roraima trekking expedition includes two nights spent on the summit with one full day exploring with your guide.
Duration: 6 days, 5 nights
From: $675.00
This 5-night program combines the Andes and Llanos grasslands.
Duration: 11 days, 10 nights
From: $5,320.00
Experience the cultural and natural wonders of Peru while still enjoying the "finer things in life" with this 5-star tour of the Inca region.
Duration: 11 days, 10 nights
From: $5,320.00
Experience the cultural and natural wonders of Peru while still enjoying the "finer things in life" with this 5-star tour of the Inca region.
Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
From: $2,626.00
Does "vacation" mean heart-pumping nonstop action? If you would rather spend time hiking, biking and whitewater rafting than relaxing, this trip might be for you.
Duration: 14 days, 13 nights
From: $4,990.00
Come experience the culture and natural wonder of the Inca region, then observe wildlife like you never have before on a luxury-class cruise through the Galapagos Islands!
Duration: 15 days, 14 nights
From: $4,767.00
Experience Peru by land and river: Amazon jungle, the Inca capital of Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $2,395.00
Explore some of the "must sees" in Peru that include the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco and Lake Titikaka.
Duration: 20 days, 19 nights
From: $6,250.00
Who says you can't see it all? We say you can: Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, the Colca Canyon, the Northern Kingdoms, the Nazca Lines.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $3,254.00
An ideal trip extension from Peru. From Puno, cross Lake Titicaca to La Paz and on to the Uyuni Salt Flats.
Duration: 13 days, 12 nights
From: $3,791.00
Mountains and lakes, and glaciers, oh my! Add to that, vineyards of the Central Andes, Buenos Aires and the mighty Iguazú.
Duration: 14 days, 13 nights
From: $4,495.00
A Cultural Journey. Along with the Mendoza wine region and Iguazu Falls, this trip features a Grand Circuit of the off-the-beaten-path Northwest Argentina
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $1,968.00
Combine Argentina and Chile with the Lakes Crossing from Bariloche to Puerto Varas.
Duration: 14 days, 13 nights
From: $6,599.00
Need a trip with some 'WOW Factor'? Let us Wow you with a trip to Argentina that includes an all-encompassing tour of Buenos Aires and a 3-stop trip across southern Patagonia.
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $1,968.00
Combine Argentina and Chile with the Lakes Crossing from Bariloche to Puerto Varas.
Duration: 11 days, 10 nights
From: $3,570.00
Discover the lost civilization of Easter Island and explore the unmatched beauty of Torres del Paine National Park
Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
From: $5,127.00
Explore two areas based at two lodges in the remote Aysen Region of Austral Patagonia.
Duration: 13 days, 12 nights
From: $2,801.00
With La Paz as your base, explore the high Uyuni Salt Lake, lowland Amazon basin and Lake Titicaca.
Duration: 12 days, 11 nights
From: $3,548.00
A cultural and historical circuit of Bolivia, from La Paz to Sucre, Potosi and the Uyuni Salt Flats.
Duration: 6 days, 5 nights
From: $894.00
GROUP TRIP from La Paz twice a week - every Tuesday and Friday. Can be customized as a private trip with any day departures.
Duration: 13 days, 12 nights
From: $3,108.00
GROUP TRIP - fixed departure. The itinerary can be customized as a private trip around your preferred trip dates.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $3,254.00
An ideal trip extension from Peru. From Puno, cross Lake Titicaca to La Paz and on to the Uyuni Salt Flats.
Duration: 13 days, 12 nights
From: $3,913.00
Combine 3 of Brazil's best beach areas - Copacabana, the romantic resort town of Buzios, world-class Praia do Forte - with a visit to the awe-inspiring waterfalls at Iguacu.
Duration: 12 days, 11 nights
From: $3,990.00
The best of Brazil's natural history combines 3 diverse ecosystems: breathtaking Iguacu Falls, the wildlife of the Pantanal grasslands, the Amazon rainforest.
Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
From: $2,495.00
Experience three diverse parts of Brazil: exotic Rio de Janeiro at a Copacabana beach hotel, the majestic Iguacu Falls, deep in the remote Amazon River jungle at an all-inclusive lodge.
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $2,363.00
Visit two of the world's great cities - Rio, the 'Marvellous City' and Buenos Aires, the 'Paris of South America' - and witness the spectacular Iguazu Falls up close.
Duration: 13 days, 12 nights
From: $1,728.00
Visit Rio, the Amazon, Lençois Maranhenses National Park and Salvador with a small group of enthusiastic travelers.
Duration: 14 days, 13 nights
From: $4,990.00
Come experience the culture and natural wonder of the Inca region, then observe wildlife like you never have before on a luxury-class cruise through the Galapagos Islands!
Duration: 14 days, 13 nights
From: $4,990.00
Come experience the culture and natural wonder of the Inca region, then observe wildlife like you never have before on a luxury-class cruise through the Galapagos Islands!
Duration: 17 days, 16 nights
From: $6,000.00
Colombia is a unique country in that it has abundant nature, fascinating culture in remote locations, and an up-and-coming gastronomic scene.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $1,722.00
This Andean circuit features Bogota, Villa de Leyva, the Coffee Zone and the archaeological region around San Agustin.
Duration: 11 days, 10 nights
From: $7,833.00
A romantic 10-night itinerary especially designed for honeymooners, or any couple wishing to celebrate.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $1,579.00
This 8-day trip starts with 2 nights in Bogota, 1 night in Villa de Leyva, 2 nights in the Coffee Zone and finishes with 2 nights in Cartagena.
Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
From: $4,375.00
Get a good all-around taste of Colombia: the history of Bogota, the coffee of the highlands, the salsa and cuisine of Cali, and the culture of Cartagena.
Duration: 6 days, 5 nights
From: $2,247.00
It’s no secret that Cartagena has become one of the most coveted destinations for New Year’s. Hotels and private villas get booked up months in advance, and reservations are strictly for minimum 5 nig…
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
From: $398.00
An exciting, off-the-beaten-path, overland trip across the remote Gran Sabana of Venezuela.
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
From: $398.00
An exciting, off-the-beaten-path, overland trip across the remote Gran Sabana of Venezuela.
Duration: 12 days, 11 nights
From: $5,230.00
Embark on a scenic journey through Venezuela and experience the magic of the Angel Falls.
Duration: 12 days, 11 nights
From: $3,149.00
This 11-night trip combines the Andes, Canaima National Park and Angel Falls finishing in Los Roques Archipelago.
Duration: 0 days, 0 nights
From: Call for pricing information
Take a comprehensive tour of Venezuela, from the Andes to the Llanos Grasslands and Angel Falls in the Gran Sabana.
Duration: 7 days, 6 nights
From: $653.00
Our 6-night Mt. Roraima trekking expedition includes two nights spent on the summit with one full day exploring with your guide.
Duration: 6 days, 5 nights
From: $675.00
This 5-night program combines the Andes and Llanos grasslands.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $2,835.00
A comprehensive tour of Panama, from the Canal to the Chiriqui Highlands to the Caribbean coast, you will see nature, wildlife, culture like nowhere else.
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $2,350.00
Active adventure including horseback riding, canoe trips, canopy zip lines, whitewater rafting and snorkeling.
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $3,548.00
See past and present history - from Spanish colonial forts to the new Panama Canal expansion - and experience native culture and cloudforest nature, all on one trip.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $2,358.00
Transit the Panama Canal and get closer to Panamanian roots.
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $5,272.00
Panama: Vivid, amazing, moving and…simply unforgettable!
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $4,173.00
SPECIAL EDITION ADVENTURE - Nov 30 - Dec 8, 2017
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $2,634.00
Colonial Granada and the Pacific coast at upscale hotels and a wellness spa resort.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $1,968.00
This active adventure includes visits to four volcanoes, hikes, a canopy tour, horseback riding, lake kayaking, cycling.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $1,414.00
Experience the history and culture of Leon and Granada, the natural history of Ometepe Island, fun and relaxation at the beach town of San Juan del Sur on the Pacific coast.
Duration: 21 days, 20 nights
From: $7,980.00
An extensive 20-night trip with at least 3 nights in 5 different areas.
Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
From: $2,164.00
A trip designed with an active family in mind: hiking, sandboarding, cycling, kayaking, wildlife, along with a little education in nature and history.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $1,580.00
A perfect honeymoon or romantic trip. Start in colonial Granada and finish at a wellness spa resort on the Pacific coast.
Duration: 11 days, 10 nights
From: $2,797.00
A cultural and natural circuit of Guatemala: colonial Antigua, the Chichicastenango Market, volcanic Lake Atitlan and the Mayan ruins of Tikal, Yaxha and Topoxte.
Duration: 5 days, 4 nights
From: $1,234.00
This 5-day express trip combines two of Guatemala's premier locations - Antigua and Lake Atitlan.
Duration: 5 days, 4 nights
From: $1,559.00
This short 4-night trip includes 2 nights in Antigua and 2 nights in the Flores area and features a coffee tour and day tour of the Tikal ruins.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $2,519.00
This trip combines the highlights of Guatemala with two nights each in Antigua, at Lake Atitlan and Flores/Lake Peten Itza.
Duration: 14 days, 13 nights
From: $3,927.00
This culturally off-the-beaten-path trip starts in Antigua then travels to towns, villages and local markets throughout the country, followed a couple of nights at Lake Atitlan.
Duration: 12 days, 11 nights
From: $3,460.00
Antigua, Lake Atitlan, local markets and Mayan ruins on a 12-day circuit of Guatemala.
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: Call for pricing information
Visit the Yucatan Peninsula on this complete adventure, experience charming colorful markets, taste delicious regional cuisine, climb Mayan ruins and relax on the Caribbean Sea.
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