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Cultural Tour Packages to Central and South America

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).

Guatemala - Highlands & Markets Custom Tour

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.

Cultural Peru Tour

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: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $4,955.00
20% Off Select Zafiro Amazon Cruise Departures. Experience the the incredible Machu Picchu Ruins, and end the trip in luxury aboard the Zafiro Amazon River Cruise.
Duration: 11 days, 10 nights
From: $8,495.00
Our Inca Trail Luxury Trek is an exclusive VIP program with an English-speaking guide and personal assistance during the trek. Belmond hotels and a top-shelf luxury Inca Trail Trek.
Duration: 14 days, 13 nights
From: $4,725.00
Experience Peru by land and river: the Inca capital of Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, and inside the Amazon jungle.
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: 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: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $1,789.00
Features a gastronomic and historic tour of Lima; Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $1,789.00
Set small-group departure. Features a gastronomic and historic tour of Lima; Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.
Duration: 20 days, 19 nights
From: $6,250.00
Who says you can't see it all? Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, the Colca Canyon, the Northern Kingdoms, the Nazca Lines.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $3,660.00
A new 8-day Yoga and Wellness Experience to Machu Picchu—a combination of exhilarating hikes, wellness workshops, and focused yoga practices.
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
From: $795.00
A 3-day pre-trip or post-trip extension to Trujillo and Chiclayo: Huacas del Sol and de la Luna, Chan Chan, El Dragon, Huanchaco Bay, El Brujo, Sipan and Tucume.
Duration: 11 days, 10 nights
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An 11-day tour in northern Peru visiting ancient archaeological sites and soft hiking in the most impressive natural environments.
Duration: 14 days, 13 nights
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A 14-day tour that mixes nature exploration with focus on birds, history, and a culture; staying at the best hotels and eco-lodges of the region.
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
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Venture to the south of Peru and explore Arequipa and the Colca Canyon.
Duration: 2 days, 1 nights
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Overnight trip from Lima that features an overflight of the mysterious Nazca Lines and the Ballestas Islands.
Duration: 1 days
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Half day tour of the oldest continuously inhabited city on the continent, and the spiritual center of the Inca World.
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $1,968.00
Combine Argentina and Chile with the Lakes Crossing from Bariloche to Puerto Varas.
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $1,968.00
Combine Argentina and Chile with the Lakes Crossing from Bariloche to Puerto Varas.
Duration: 15 days, 14 nights
From: $7,990.00
Travel in style to Chile and Argentina’s top destinations with a thrilling mix of active adventures and 5-star accommodations.
Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
From: $3,350.00
Visit two remote and fascinating destinations: the Atacama Desert and Easter Island
Duration: 14 days, 13 nights
From: $4,990.00
Explore the striking natural wonders and diverse landscapes along the spine of the Andes from the Atacama to the Lakes Region and Torres del Paine
Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
From: $4,082.00
A cultural and capital city, verdant valleys, dramatic coastline - This tour focuses on central Chile: Santiago, the wineries of the Central Valley, Valapariso and Vina del Mar.
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: 15 days, 14 nights
From: $5,798.00
Starting in beautiful La Paz, this trip takes you through the city and country scapes of Bolivia, including Sucre and Salar de Uyuni, before crossing over into Chile.
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: 11 days, 10 nights
From: $3,471.00
An immersion into nature at two Pantanal lodges and several days exploring the unique natural wonders of Bonito.
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $4,198.00
See the best nature Brazil has to offer with the best guides while based at upscale lodges and hotels.
Duration: 13 days, 12 nights
From: $3,913.00
Combine three 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: $4,635.00
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, 10 nights
From: $4,995.00
Rio de Janeiro, Iguacu Falls and a 4-day Amazon River cruise.
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: $4,790.00
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: $8,695.00
Explore the diverse microclimates of Ecuador: the Amazon rainforest, Otavalo highlands and the 'Avenue of Volcanoes', the Galapagos Islands.
Duration: 14 days, 13 nights
From: $8,175.00
Explore the diverse microclimates of Ecuador: the Amazon rainforest, Otavalo highlands and the 'Avenue of Volcanoes', the Galapagos Islands.
Duration: 14 days, 13 nights
From: $7,094.00
For extreme wildlife enthusiasts! A Circuit of Nature that takes you into the Amazon rainforest, the highland cloudforest and to the Galapagos Islands on a Scuba diving program.
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: 14 days, 13 nights
From: $2,315.00
We guarantee that the Colombian Intensive Tour will take you on a voyage of discovery that would be hard to match anywhere else in the world.
Duration: 7 days, 6 nights
From: $3,850.00
Tour the coffee shops of Bogota and the plantations of the Coffee Region on our 7-day Coffee-in-Depth trip.
Duration: 13 days, 12 nights
From: $2,590.00
Combines the vibrant city life in Bogota and Medellin with San Gil and Barichara - the Adventure Sports Capital of Colombia.
Duration: 12 days, 11 nights
From: $3,149.00
This 11-night trip combines the Venezuelan Andes, Canaima National Park and Angel Falls finishing in Los Roques Archipelago.
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: $3,575.00
Something for the entire family: nature, culture, adventure. Rainforest, cloudforest, Caribbean coast.
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $3,945.00
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: $1,980.00
Awarded National Geographic's 50 Tours of a Lifetime 2013.
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
From: $1,075.00
This unforgettable 3-night nature program takes place along the historic Gulf of San Miguel in Panama.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $2,428.00
We invite you to join this unforgettable program that takes you to the most important and influential areas related to the Panama Canal expansion.
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $5,272.00
Panama: Vivid, amazing, moving and… simply unforgettable!
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $1,795.00
Take your pick of activities around Arenal Volcano, explore nature at its fullest at the Monteverde Cloudforest, finish at Manuel Antonio National Park.
Duration: 13 days, 12 nights
From: $2,117.00
Immerse yourself in nature at three distinct ecosystems: Caribbean coast, Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloudforest; finishing up on the wide sweeping beaches of the northern Pacific coast.
Duration: 15 days, 14 nights
From: $4,630.00
A comprehensive combination tour of Costa Rica and Panama: Arenal Volcano, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Manuel Antonio National Park, Panama City and the Canal, Chiriqui Highlands and Bocas del Toro.
Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
From: $1,679.00
A comprehensive combination tour of Costa Rica and Nicaragua: Arenal Volcano and Monteverde Cloud Forest, San Juan del Sur and Granada.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
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Colonial Granada and Morgan's Rock on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $2,455.00
Copan Ruins and The Lodge & Spa at Pico Bonito with an optional day trip to Cayos Cochinos.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $1,545.00
Culture, nature and the beach: the "Ruta de Las Flores", Cerro Verde National Park, Cihuatán, Costa del Sol.
Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
From: $3,595.00
4 countries in 10 days: El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Belize.
Duration: 13 days, 12 nights
From: $4,350.00
4 countries in 13 days: El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Belize.
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: 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 by 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: 10 days, 9 nights
From: $3,925.00
A flavorful journey through the highlights and Mayan food traditions.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $2,950.00
An 8-day trip with plenty of sport, culture and activity: volcano climb, yoga, walking tours, Mayan ruins, kayaking, hiking and a visit to the Chichicastenango Market.
Duration: 14 days, 13 nights
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A cultural and natural circuit of Guatemala and Honduras: Antigua, Lake Atitlan, the Mayan ruins of Tikal and Copan, tropical rainforest at the Lodge at Pico Bonito.
Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
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Guided tours of 8 archaeological sites in 10 days.
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $2,527.00
This thrilling adventure in Chiapas takes you back into Mayan culture and history, deep into the Montes Azules Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO recognized site.
Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
From: $2,520.00
Find out and explore all the secrets of the Adriatic Sea while enjoying the unique combination of sailing, city visits, beautiful beaches, local walks, vineyards and romantic dinners.
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
From: $1,800.00
The best of Croatia is right here! From well-preserved castles to several UNESCO World Heritage sites. If you like nature and would like to see the best of Croatia tour is the one for you!
Duration: 11 days, 10 nights
From: $2,630.00
Enjoy the best of the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia: Split, Hvar and Dubrovnik.
Duration: 6 days, 5 nights
From: $3,812.00
Five nights in Havana, Cuba at a luxury hotel with VIP services, daily tours and excursions.
Duration: 10 days, 9 nights
From: $4,690.00
Explore Cuba - east to west - on this cross-country journey from Santiago to Havana.
Duration: 11 days, 10 nights
From: $7,668.00
Why are you waiting to go on a walk on the Sahara Desert Dunes? Experience the exotic Marrakesh culture by visiting different towns on this 10-night trip.
Duration: 11 days, 10 nights
From: $7,038.00
Discover the rich culture and complex history that make Morocco a cauldron for the senses.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
From: $4,668.00
An introductory adventure to a completely different culture. Enjoy 8 nights at this amazing destination and discover why you will need to come back for more.
Duration: 11 days, 10 nights
From: $6,468.00
Hear the spirit of the country, explore the foothills of the mountains and immerse yourself in a culture of colors, flavors, and history.
Duration: 8 days, 7 nights
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An exciting 8-day self-driving adventure around Iceland.
Duration: 6 days, 5 nights
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Express 6-day tour of Asuncion and Iguazu Falls
Duration: 7 days, 6 nights
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Asuncion, Jesuit Ruins, Iguazu Falls
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