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SOUTH AMERICA

with Mexico, Costa Rica & Panama

Experience the real South America with our exclusive Insider Experiences 19 unique itineraries and a choice of vacation styles All the details taken care of: sightseeing, hotels, internal flights, transportation and dining

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See South America with the Insiders

Traveling is one of life’s greatest experiences. For every new horizon we cross, we broaden our own. For every intriguing character we meet, we become more interesting ourselves. Our passion for sharing these experiences with our guests, over the past 68 years, has seen us craft unique itineraries that give you more than a ‘vacation’. We always deliver expertly sourced accommodations, luxury coaches and must-see sights, so every day of your trip is hassle-free. But we also take you deeper into your destination, giving a richer experience – from the secrets revealed by our Travel Directors to the exclusive Insider moments we share on every trip. It’s these promises which make us the world’s most awarded guided travel company.

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“Travel is in our DNA. It’s our passion to help our guests travel beyond the expected.” Gavin Tollman, Trafalgar CEO

ARIZONA

Phoenix

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

PANAMA

Casas Grandes San Carlos Copper Canyon Alamos El Fuerte Queretaro MEXICO Merida Morelia Cancun Mexico City Uxmal Playa Del Carmen Taxco Puebla Chichen Itza Ixtapa Campeche

(NOT TO SCALE)

Gamboa Panama Boquete Playa City Bonita

Cartagena

COSTA RICA

Arenal

Guanacaste Monteverde Cloud Forest

Manual Antonio N.P.

Galapagos Islands

Sarapiqui Tortuguero N.P. San Jose

PANAMA

ECUADOR Quito Guayaquil Cuenca

COLOMBIA Otavalo Coca

Manaus

Riobamba Amazon Basin

PERU

Machu Picchu Sacred Valley Puerto Maldonado Paracas Cusco Ica Puno

BRAZIL

Lima

COSTA RICA

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BOLIVIA Rio de Janeiro

PARAGUAY Easter Island

KEY: = Overnight Stays = Places Visited

Iguassu Falls

CHILE

URUGUAY

Santiago

Buenos Aires

ARGENTINA Bariloche

Puerto Varas Puerto Montt

Your Trafalgar Guide Our brochure is full of information to make sure you find the perfect vacation for you. What’s always included • The industry’s best-trained Travel Directors • All internal flights and travel taxes in Latin America • Private English-speaking Meet & Greet service at airports • Must-see sightseeing • Unique Insider Experiences • E  xpertly sourced accommodations – always with private facilities

Torres del Paine N.P. Puerto Natales Punta Arenas

Montevideo Colonia del Sacramento

El Calafate

Ushuaia

Our Insider Experiences Be My Guest – hear stories from local families as you dine on home-cooked dishes with them Local Experts – feel a local’s passion for their home city as they share it with you Unique Insights – get a rare insight or behind-the-scenes visit into well-known places Hidden Treasures – encounter secret spots, found (and shared) by your Travel Director Local Specialties – meet local artisans or sample regional produce Authentic Accommodations – stay in places which embrace the region’s traditions or styles

• Breakfast every day • S  elected lunches and up to half your evening meals – including tips • All your coach travel – and trains where relevant • A  ll your hotel tips, charges and local taxes – including porter service

Discover our Insider Experiences - look for the A symbol on every itinerary page

• Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing

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Taking you deep inside South America Authentic Accommodations Staying at Hacienda Uxmal, one of the peninsula’s oldest haciendas, you discover its origins and the fascinating characters who’ve stayed in this Mexican retreat – from 1840s Yucatan explorer John L Stephenson, to Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Grace of Monaco, Henry Kissinger and Jackie O. See trips featuring Hacienda Uxmal on page 22.

Be My Guest Dining together in the flickering light of torches and candles, don

Unique Insights

Alberto and doña Ana Quintana

Moving to samba beats with

serve you Costa Rican recipes on

dancers from Rio’s world-famous

their private hacienda’s terrace as

Carnival, the color, spectacular

they share anecdotes of how their

costumes and rhythms fill the air

eco-adventure idea in Sarapiquí,

at União da Ilha, the Brazilian

intended to keep them busy in

samba school we join on

retirement, grew to become a

Governor’s Island. One of the

community venture. See trips

school’s team shows us around

featuring don Alberto and doña

and shares insights into the

Ana on page 31.

school, their floats and the Carnival. See trips featuring the samba school on page 50.

Local Specialties Watching the magical transformation of Ecuador’s famous sugar into traditional candy

Local Experts Sailing across Lake Titicaca, our Peruvian friend tells stories of the native Uros who live on its floating reed islands. Introducing you to these pre-Incan islanders, who welcome you ashore, he reveals how they made and maintain their settlement and

‘colaciones’. At their shop in Quito, the family’s third generation continue to woo children and adults alike with their colorful confections. See trips featuring colaciones candy making on page 38.

follow traditions passed down by their ancestors. See trips featuring the Uros of Lake Titicaca on page 43.

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Look out for more A Insider Experiences on our trip itinerary pages

Images, clockwise from top left: Costa Rican cuisine; Hacienda Uxmal; Brazilian samba; buying sugar cane, Ecuador; Lake Titicaca, Peru; Background: Chichén Itzá, Mexico; Machu Picchu, Peru

South America is covered and uncovered on our 19 itineraries, with 11 countries and a choice of holiday styles to explore in our brochure. Enjoy your journey. See South America with the insiders

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Your Trafalgar guide

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Taking you deep inside South America

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How do you like to travel

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Discover your piece of South America

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Travel beyond the expected

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Our people. Our passion

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Seeing the sights differently

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Flavors of South America

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The right place to stay

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Your journey made easy

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Mexico

Pre & Post Extensions Peruvian Amazon / Brazilian Amazon / Easter Island

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Our Hotel Promise/ Things to Know/ Express Check-In/Group Holidays

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Treasures of the Yucatan (with optional Riviera Maya extension)

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Mexico’s Copper Canyon, 10 24 - 25 (with 7 day optional Tucson-Tucson) Mexico Colonial Cities & Coastal Resorts NEW 10 26 - 27

Costa Rica & Panama

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Panama, the Canal & Beyond (with optional Colombia extension)

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Natural Wonders of Costa Rica NEW

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Costa Rica Eco Adventure (with optional Guanacaste extension)

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Monkeys, Jungles & Volcanoes

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Colorful Trails of Ecuador (with optional Ecuadorian Amazon extension) Highlights of Peru In the Footsteps of the Incas Conquistadors, Sacred Valleys & Inca Mysteries

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Land of the Incas

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Impressions of South America

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Best of South America

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Patagonian Grand Adventure

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South America Revealed

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Cultures & Contrasts of South America

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Icons of South America

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At Leisure

Family Experiences

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How do you like to travel?

We’ve designed our collection to help you see South America your way. Lively or relaxed? One country or more? We’ve listened to guests and infused every trip with our 68 years’ experience. Our vacations come with carefully planned sightseeing, dining and hotels, for a uniquely rich experience unlike any other. With just the right blend of iconic sightseeing, shared experiences, free time and unbeatable extras, it’s our Insider expertise that reveals the true spirit of your destination, giving you the perfect vacation.

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DEEP INSIDE with Regionals

COVERING GROUND with Discoveries

Taking you deep inside a destination,

An instant introduction to South

these in-depth trips help you absorb

America’s diversity, we created this

the spirit and soul of a country or

collection so you can experience more

multi-country region like Patagonia, with

of the continent in one vacation. Faster

our Insider Experiences taking you to

paced, they still take you beyond the

explore, chat or even dine with locals.

expected, introducing you to local

Getting behind-the-scenes of this mysterious country, our Colorful Trails of Ecuador vacation (p38) features moments like tasting spiced ‘canelzo’ rum and sweet ‘colaciones’ candy.

people and moments. An all-over adventure, we take in the sights of Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile on our Icons of South America itinerary (p63). But moments like dancing samba in Rio also take you deeper.

Images, top left to right: Iguassu Falls, Brazil; San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro; Lake Titicaca, Peru; San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; Buenos Aires, Argentina

TAKING IT SLOW with At Leisure Slower paced, these vacations give you longer stays and later starts – so you have more free time and rarely have to leave the hotel before 9am unless we have an early flight. Of course, your Travel Director still shares Insider knowledge and experiences. A leisurely trip into Brazil, Chile and Argentina, our Best of South America trip (p52) mixes pure relaxation with upbeat moments like mixing cocktails in Rio.

SHARING TIME with Family Experiences

Look out for these trip styles when choosing your vacation on page 5

Mixing education and entertainment for everyone from children to grandparents, these trips reveal the best of South America. Activities and dining are hand-picked for families, but it’s the experiences that make them truly unforgettable. Families meet the turtles of Tortuguero National Park and fly through the forest on a zip line on our Monkeys, Jungles & Volcanoes itinerary (p34), in Costa Rica.

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Discover your piece of South America

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Intriguing and exotic, South America is a continent of contrasts. From the famous buzz of Brazil to the lesser-known mystery of Patagonia, each new destination brings its own personality. Understanding the nuances of each place, we take you deep into the differences, helping you make the most of every moment.

Peru

Ecuador

Multi-country trips

Exploring enigmatic Machu Picchu

From the heights of Ecuador’s highlands,

Sometimes seeing one destination just

is a highlight on all our Peruvian

volcanoes and Andes to the low-lying

isn’t enough. Our multi-country Latin

adventures. But we also travel deeper,

Galapagos Islands, this is a place of exotic

American trips are designed to take

flying over the mysterious Nazca Lines,

extremes. But the hospitality of the locals

you on a seamless voyage across the

tasting authentic dishes and meeting

we meet, like the Panama hat milliners,

continent – bringing together several

locals like the Andean weavers of the

rose-growing Jarrin family and ‘colaciones’

countries in a single vacation. And we

Sacred Valley.

candy makers, unite this nation.

also feature extensions to places like

See our 4 Peru trips – p40

See our Ecuador trip – p38

Uruguay and Colombia.

Brazil

Costa Rica and Panama

Each itinerary is meticulously crafted

Landmarks like Sugarloaf Mountain and

The tiny strip of Central America is

Christ the Redeemer meet landscapes

surprisingly diverse – with the

like Copacabana Beach, the Amazon

fast-growing metropolis of Panama

and Iguassu Falls in this intoxicating

City and remarkable Panama Canal

country. We get beyond the postcard

set against Costa Rica’s untouched

favorites into Brazil’s spirit as it warms

white beaches and cloud forests: you’ll

up for the 2016 Olympics, learning to mix

experience its sustainability at the turtle

caipirinha cocktails.

sanctuary in Tortuguero National Park.

See our Brazil stays on our

See our 4 Costa Rica and Panama

multi-country trips – p49

trips – p28

Chile and Argentina

Mexico

A less-explored gem, Patagonia unites

Colonial cities. Mayan ruins. Cashmere

Chile and Argentina for a unique travel

sands. The Copper Canyon. Mexico’s

experience. One minute you could be

sights are mesmerizing – especially

seeing fjords and mountains; another

when our Local Experts take us under

Iguassu Falls’ drama; and another

the surface, like in Teotihuacan, where

true Argentine tango by Buenos Aires

our ‘Aztec’ archaeologist friend reveals

dancer Gaspar.

stories behind the Templo Mayor ruins

See our Chile and Argentina trip – p54

he helped uncover.

to balance the different identities of the places you visit, so you can experience the diversity of South America. See our 6 multi-country trips – p49

See our 3 Mexico trips – p22

Images, clockwise from top left: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; Arenal, Costa Rica; Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro; Making traditional textiles, Ecuador; Chichen Itza, Mexico; Tango in La Boca area of Buenos Aires; Tree frog, Costa Rica

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Travel beyond the expected

The perfect vacation isn’t just about the big inclusions. It’s about unexpected extras and unbeatable value. We make every one of our guided vacations an unforgettable experience. Here’s how: Unsurpassed expertise

Incredible value

Balanced and effortless

Skillfully planned, our itineraries are

We use our reputation, contacts and

With us, each itinerary has the perfect

designed to perfectly complement

contracting power to guarantee you

balance of organized activities and free

every destination. Our dedicated

unbeatable value. Unlike many other

time. We include VIP entry at selected

team’s expertise and local contacts

operators, we include internal flights -

sights (so you can beat the lines),

means they select the right hotels,

saving you time, money and hassle.

and take care of check-in, luggage

experiences and transportation

We also secure special rates at four

and gratuities. Our multi-lingual Travel

to reveal each location in unique

and five star accommodations on our

Directors share language and culture

and authentic ways. And our Travel

trips, and rustic lodges on extensions

tips, making communication easy. And

Directors and Local Experts use their

to remote spots. And include exclusive

we handle the driving and navigation.

in-depth knowledge and experience

Insider Experiences and little surprises,

All of which gives you the ultimate

to share little known stories, bringing

to enrich your vacation experience.

hassle-free vacation.

every destination into focus as only true Insiders can.

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Images, clockwise from top left: Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro; Teotihuacan, Mexico; Drinks vendor on beach, Rio de Janeiro; Cusco, Peru; Popocatepetl, Mexico; Lapa, Rio de Janeiro; Traditional corn varieties

Writer and solo traveler, Lesleyanne Ryan, has traveled on 8 Trafalgar trips, including Land of the Incas and Patagonian Grand Adventure. She gives us her take on expecting the unexpected: Nothing can replace the experiences I’ve had with Trafalgar – some of them still give me shivers. In Patagonia, it was sharing a meal with a

to help you do the things you want to do. It only takes a day to get to know the group – you just become like a big family.

local family at their ranch – I found their

Everyone loves the fact that the

stories about gaucho life fascinating.

practicalities, like gratuities and

Traveling independently, I’ve missed things simply because I didn’t know they were there. Other times, I found it hard to even get in to see them. With Trafalgar you often bypass the lines,

transportation, are all organized – it takes all the stress out of it, so you can just relax and go with the flow. Nothing can be 100% all of the time, but Trafalgar comes pretty darn close.

saving you time to actually see the sights. There’s free time to explore, and the Travel Directors go out of their way

Beyond the expected On a Trafalgar vacation, we take you deeper. You see the iconic sights, but you also discover the secret stories behind them. We take you to meet

Lesleyanne, Trafalgar guest

our local friends, real characters who share the stories of their towns, lives and families with you over delicious home-made cuisine. And we introduce you to charismatic historians, geologists and naturalists – experts in their field – who reveal the real culture behind each destination.

Award-winning quality Widely recognized as the guided vacation company with the most global awards in the industry, we set the bar for quality. From our strict customer service standards to our innovative Travel Director training program, this commitment to delivering exceptional guest satisfaction is at the heart of everything we do. So when you travel with us, you know you’ll have an incredible vacation.

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Our people. Our passion

Knowledge. Experience. Expertise A diverse group of people, our Travel

They explore the icons with you, then

Directors share a love of travel and

seek out A Hidden Treasures that add

their home nation. Our bespoke Travel

an extra richness to your vacation, often

Director training program helps them

becoming the memories you share when

become true Insiders, giving them the

you return home. Like discovering stories

tools to share their knowledge and

of local life and Carmen Miranda in the

reveal every destination in unique and

hidden streets of downtown Rio.

authentic ways.

They work hand-in-hand with our skilled

It inspires them to open up their country

and friendly Drivers, capable chauffeurs

to you – whether it’s introducing you

with years of experience at the wheel.

to local people and traditions, like

And with the Local Experts they

discovering the secrets of gourmet

introduce you to along the way; people

chocolatiers, George and Julio, at their

who live in the places you’re visiting,

organic chocolate workshop, or just

giving you an even deeper and more

recommending the best place to find the

personal perspective.

most delicious empanada.

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Images, clockwise from top left: Visitor center Teotihuacan Museum, Mexico; Travel Director with guests in a local market; Rodrigo Winterstein with guests in Patagonia; Nahuel Huapi Lake, Argentina; Travel Director with traditional produce.

A love of people and shared experiences inspires Trafalgar Travel Director and Rio native, Rodrigo Winterstein, to share his Insider knowledge with our guests: Getting to know our guests and finding new ways to help them discover real Brazilian culture is something I love. One of my favorite things to do is to take them to explore the sights and sounds of downtown Rio. Home to some stunning colonial architecture and the house of Carmen Miranda, it’s a real community area. There are always people chatting

in the streets, the delicious smell of feijoada and the sound of our local Samba music in the air. It’s these kinds of authentic experiences that I love sharing, and that make our guests’ vacations special. Helping them settle in, relax, and experience each new place like an Insider is something I look forward to every day.

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Seeing the sights differently

When you’re visiting a new place, there’s nothing like having a friend there to welcome you. Someone to take you to the sights – but also take you deeper to reveal the secrets. Must-see sights There are places which make it into guidebooks, like Iguassu Falls, Panama Canal and Machu Picchu. These landmarks are always part of our trips – you can even add wonders like Cartagena, the Amazon and Easter Island. Traveling with us, you’re free to explore at your own pace. We even have audio headsets, so you can pause to take photos without missing your Travel Director’s insights. But we also take you beyond the expected, introducing you to locals and sharing our deep insider knowledge.

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Images, clockwise from top left: The Amazon Basin, Brazil; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Iguassu Falls, Brazil; Arenal, Costa Rica; Plaza de Armas, Cusco; On deck in Patagonia; Marvin Rockwell at home in Monteverde.

Unique Insights Our A Unique Insights were inspired by our love of uncovering things not found in guidebooks. Sometimes these moments give a different viewpoint of famous sights: we go beyond the iconic scenes of Machu Picchu by also visiting La Casa Concha Museum, in Cusco, to see artifacts found at the site in 1912. And sometimes they show a twist on local life: we discover Panama hats are actually made in Ecuador, as one of our local friends welcomes us into a hat factory after hours.

Local Experts Our travels across Latin America have unearthed unforgettable characters: each A Local Expert adds a diverse spin to ‘seeing the sights’. Like 92 year old Quaker Marvin Rockwell, who shares his simple life in Costa Rica’s Monteverde with us. And our Argentine friend who takes you into Los Glaciares National Park, where you could see a glacier ‘calve’ icebergs. With anecdotes and quirky facts, they’re the ultimate Insiders in their hometown.

Customize your trip Everyone likes a little time for themselves, so our itineraries always include free time to explore alone.

Local Specialties

If you’re in need of inspiration, your

Meeting artisans who create

Travel Director can give ideas – or

A Local Specialties by following

you can join one of our Optional

age-old traditions – or starting new

Experiences, created to help you

ones – gives a fresh perspective on

personalize your trip, whether it’s riding

a country’s culture, like the Andean

bikes in Lima or a schooner cruise past

flute makers in Ecuador, the potters of

Rio de Janeiro’s beaches.

Mexico’s Mata Ortiz ceramics, or the oyster farmers who cultivate pearls in the Sea of Cortez.

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Zesty ceviche in Peru, succulent beef in Argentina, intoxicating caipirinha in Brazil. Fiery and diverse, the flavors of South America reflect its history, from its Incan forefathers to its Spanish settlers. The dishes may be different, but there’s one philosophy which unites South America – food is best enjoyed with friends, old and new. It’s this philosophy which sheds new light on dishes you may think you already know – and inspires our dining experiences, from relaxed Welcome Receptions to Farewell Dinners, the perfect forums for getting to know each other or reliving memories.‌

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Flavors of South America

Dining with locals We’ve formed many friendships as we’ve explored South America seeking out unique venues and their hosts. Our A Be My Guest experiences aren’t just about food. Invited into homes of people we’ve met, they’re also about hearing stories of local life in intimate settings, from haciendas to ranches. At Rubi Silva’s 17th century colonial mansion, you taste Mexican dishes influenced by her mother, aunts and grandmother, who taught her to cook, like Sopa de Corunda soup, and hear how she helped Morelia’s cuisine gain UNESCO recognition.

We join chef Sebastian at a market in Serquillo, Lima, where he shares his passion for Peruvian produce, before you head to the restaurant he and a friend set up in Barranco’s MAC museum for a tasting lunch of recipes like Ají de Gallina with him. It’s an al fresco experience in the Andean foothills, where a local family invite us to their estancia, or ranch, for an Argentine barbecue of lamb, pork and other favorites – as you look out for condors and pink flamingos on the Patagonian Steppe.

Our secret recipe We carefully plan meals to match the day. If we’re on a road trip and won’t return till late, we include a meal at the hotel. If we’re staying central, you’re free to find your own favorites – or try your Travel Director’s recommendations. And, if we’re staying near a restaurant we know and love, serving typical dishes, we’ll take you there for a Regional Meal. Of course breakfast is always included, along with up to half your evening meals. And we always plan in time for lunch in just the right spot for your journey.

Images, clockwise from top left: Rubi Silva, Be My Guest chef, Morelia; Fruit seller in Cartagena, Colombia; Be My Guest in Morelia; Mexico City restaurant; Argentinian barbecue; Wine merchant in Santiago; La Poesia café, Buenos Aires

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The right place to stay

lodge on one of our extensions, comfort goes without saying.

Location, location, location For others it’s all about being in the ‘right place’. We always pick hotels to complement your stay, so you get the most from your destination. That could mean staying central in

We seek out the right hotel to create the right experience; using expertise built up over 68 years to craft the perfect blend of charm, location and quality for you.

a city. It could mean getting back to nature by a lagoon. Or it could be a local favorite.

Well-known names and hidden gems Of course, we know one size doesn’t fit all. The ‘right’ hotel doesn’t always meet set criteria

Star ratings Whether you’re staying in five star luxury, authentic accommodations or a rustic

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– after all, you can’t measure charm. So, while we often stay with internationally renowned

Images, left to right: Hotel Virrey de Mendoza, Morelia; Gamboa Rainforest Resort, Panama; Windsor Atlantica, Rio de Janeiro; Palacio del Inka, Cusco; Windsor Atlantica, Rio de Janeiro; Hotel Virrey de Mendoza, Morelia

Authentic Accommodations Our local connections have introduced us to some unusual and memorable A Authentic Accommodations, which we couldn’t resist sharing with you. Unique places to stay, each reflects the area you’re in. names like Hilton, InterContinental

in a cutting-edge modern hotel or

There’s the grand elegance of

and Sheraton, we also hand-

authentic guesthouse – our Quality

Mexico’s Hotel Virrey de Mendoza,

pick independent hotels with an

Control team check them all.

with its antique furniture, near

inimitable flavor.

Rest Assured While we tailor our hotels to match our vacations, there are some things you can be sure of.

And we take care of checking you in, carrying your luggage and paying any gratuities, saving you time and energy. And at most hotels we give you complimentary WiFi.

Morelia Cathedral and opposite Plaza de Armas. And there’s the luxury and history which merge at Palacio del Inka, Cusco, with lavish features set against Peruvian art in a storied mansion that’s almost 500 years old.

You’ll get the same impeccable service and quality, whether staying

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It’s not just about getting from A to B, but the experiences you have on your journey. Your Travel Director shares anecdotes and insights into places you see, you create friendships with fellow travelers and your experienced Driver takes roads less traveled.

Your journey made easy

Traveling in comfort Our coaches let you relax and see more of South America as you travel. It’s not possible in all countries, but we feature reclining seats, panoramic windows, an on-board restroom, WiFi and airconditioning whenever we can.

Other ways to travel As there are some parts of South America you can’t reach by road, we feature rail journeys like the Train in the Sky into Mexico’s Copper Canyon and cruise connections or extensions to places like the Galapagos Islands.

Making flights easy We always have someone there to help you at the airport – from our private English-speaking Meet & Greet team to your Travel Director, who can help with immigration paperwork.

Greener travel We’re always working hard to become more carbon efficient. 2013 figures* confirm our coaches emit less carbon per guest than cars or trains. And we update our fleet at least every five years to stay on top of innovations in carbon-efficient travel. *Source DEFRA (UK Dept for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs)

Coaches vary by country – images are examples only

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Small details can make a big difference to your vacation. So we can arrange little extras. Internal flights and transfers We include all your internal flights and airport transfers for your arrival and departure at set times and have negotiated competitive rates for transfers if you’re staying longer and booked your hotel through us. See page 71

Staying longer If you want to stay a little longer, we source special deals through trusted and quality checked hotel partners.

Caring for places we visit

Stay in touch

Caring for our world is more than being

Keep in touch on our social media

responsible with carbon emissions; it’s

channels. We’re on hand to answer

about connecting with the communities

your questions, or you can connect with

we visit.

thousands of other Trafalgar travelers.

Our vacations support locals and their

Get insider travel tips, read about

traditions and livelihoods, from meeting

first-hand experiences and find out

artisans at workshops to staying at

about the latest deals.

authentic hotels and dining on local produce at farms. We also work with our parent company, The Travel Corporation, and their

facebook.com/TrafalgarTravel @TrafalgarTalk @TrafalgarTravel

TreadRight foundation, which has donated more than US$2 million since 2008 to eco-projects. Find out more at www.treadright.org

Just ask your Travel Agent to book them for you. See page 71

Traveling further Our collection is carefully planned so you can combine your guided vacation, traveling deep into a country, with cruises or extensions, like a Patagonia and Cape Horn cruise, Amazon adventure or Uruguay break. Look for cruise connections and extensions in this brochure

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Regional

Treasures of the Yucatan Mexico’s Mayan history and colonial cities are uncovered on this trip to its most famous and important Yucatán sites, like Chichén Itzá, Ek’ Balam, Uxmal, Valladolid, Mérida and Campeche. It’s Insider moments like… making tortillas and other dishes with Don Miguel at Chaya Maya Mansion. Native to Mérida, he became a leading chef but keeps the traditions, ingredients and Yucatán recipes he learned in his family kitchen alive. After a local Mayita cocktail and a cooking lesson, you’ll taste your creations. It’s also learning how locals turn their ‘green gold’, henequen, into twine. And it’s immersing yourself in history staying at Hacienda Uxmal, which has also hosted Jackie O, Henry Kissinger and Queen Elizabeth II. where you’ll travel by small boats through the lagoons and canals into protected wetlands to spot the local colony of pink flamingos. Relax during lunch under the palm-thatched roof of a local beach restaurant and enjoy some free time.  This evening, gather for a A Be My Guest experience hosted by Chef Don Miguel in the Chaya Maya Mansion kitchen. Upon arrival, you are greeted and served a welcome cocktail symbolic of the region, the “Mayita” or Margarita de Chaya. Learn about the dishes that you’ll be making and sampling today, including the traditional processes with a modern twist used in their preparation. (FB L BG) Day 4 | Merida | Campeche

Chichen Itza

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Cancun Bienvenidos a Mexico! Your journey begins with a warm greeting at the airport from a local host and a private transfer to the hotel. Gather at the hotel at 7 p.m. to meet your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a  Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: InterContinental Presidente Cancun Day 2 | Cancun | Ek Balam | Valladolid | Izamal | Merida (2 Nights)

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It's iconic places City tour of Merida. Orientation tour of Valladolid. Visit Ek Balam, the colonial jewel of Izamal, Campeche, Cancun and the Mayan Ruins of Uxmal and Chichen Itza. Cruise the lagoons and canals of Celestun. 

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Begin your exploration of the Yucatan with a visit to the great Maya acropolis at Ek Balam. The ruins here provide a window into the Mayan soul, with elaborate statues and grand architecture surrounded by exhuberant vegetation. Then it’s on to Valladolid, the Yucatan’s first capital, for lunch at a local restaurant and a stroll around its convivial central square. Next, visit the colonial jewel of Izamal with its yellow buildings glowing in the tropical sun. Visit the Franciscan Monastery before ending your day in “The White City” of Merida, one of Mexico’s loveliest colonial cities. (FB  L) Hotel: InterContinental Presidente Merida Day 3 | Celestun Excursion Visit Celestun UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Immerse yourself in the history and passion of colonial Mexico in Merida today. View the Paseo de Montejo lined with beautiful Spanish mansions. Visit the Merida Museum. See the glories of the city as you venture around the Central Plaza, the ornate Casa Montejo, the massive Cathedral and the Palacio del Gobierno with its remarkable collection of murals. Continue on to Campeche. Stroll from the magnificent Puerta de Tierra—the main entrance to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Campeche’s fortified old city—to the Puerta del Mar, which opens up to the Gulf of Mexico. The evening is yours to enjoy one of the many local restaurants on your own. (FB) Hotel: Plaza Campeche Day 5 | Campeche | Edzna | Uxmal Travel to La Ruta Puuc for a further taste of Maya history and culture. Inhabited as early as 400 BC, the abandoned city of Edzna now reveals its secrets to modern-day visitors. Your Travel Director’s intimate knowledge of its fascinating history brings the ruins to life. A special treat awaits you at a Regional Meal lunch: Yucatecan specialties of pollo and cochinita pibil (chicken and pork wrapped in banana leaves and smoked underground). End the day at your historic hotel. (FB  RM) Hotel: Hacienda Uxmal Plantation & Museum A Authentic Accommodation Day 6 | Uxmal | Sotuta de Peon | Chichen Itza Few sites reflect the glories of Maya architecture better than the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Uxmal. From the Governor’s Palace to the majestic Pyramid of the Magician, you’ll be guided through one of the best-preserved ceremonial centers of any Maya city.  At the living history museum of Hacienda Sotuta de Peon, step back in time

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to the age of the haciendas. Learn about the A Local Specialty of henequen (sisal fibre), the green gold of the Yucatan during the colonial era. Visit the main house and the still-active processing plant. Then ride a picturesque mule-drawn rail cart out to one of the cenotes (natural wells) that dot the Yucatan countryside. Later this afternoon, travel to your hotel, ideally situated next to Chichen Itza, the most famous Maya archaeological site. Enjoy the evening at leisure to perhaps relax on the shaded terrace or cool off in one of the pools. (FB L) Hotel: Mayaland Day 7 | Chichen Itza Sightseeing | Cancun Rise early and be the first visitors as you take advantage of your hotel’s own private

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 72 for details. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

Treasures of the Yucatan with Riviera Maya Beach Stay Ref: DYPC Treasures of the Yucatan Riviera Maya Day with 10 | Riviera Maya | Depart Cancun Day 1 to Day 7   Itinerary will Stay operateRef: as shown on Your day is free until your transfer to Cancun Beach DYPC Treasures of the Yucatan Days 1-7.

Day 8 | Cancun | Riviera Maya (2 Nights) Travel on to your oceanfront resort on the idyllic Riviera Maya. (FB) Hotel:  Omni Puerto Aventuras Beach Resort Day 9 | Riviera Maya Free Time Enjoy a leisurely day at the resort on the shores of the sparkling Caribbean Sea. Relax on the white sand beach, swim in the warm turquoise sea or the sparkling pool, and dive in to a host of resort activities. Or, you can join an optional visit to the Maya site of Tulum, perched dramatically on a cliff overlooking the sea, or take a trip to Playa del Carmen to stroll along the shops and cafes along charming Quinta Avenida. (FB)

International Airport, or extend your stay with a few extra nights at the beach. (FB) 2014 Share-twin supplement $295 p.p. Single room supplement $250 p.p. Triple room reduction $25 p.p. 2015 Share-twin supplement $395 p.p. Single room supplement $275 p.p. Triple room reduction $50 p.p.

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences. Please note: This journey requires walking on uneven surfaces and steps. Occasionally, the itinerary may be subject to delays or variations due to circumstances beyond our control; it is best enjoyed by the experienced traveler in good health who can take such variations in stride.

Authentic Accommodation Hacienda Uxmal Plantation & Museum, Uxmal, Mexico Steeped in history, this A Authentic Accommodation is the oldest hotel in the area and has attracted world leaders and royalty ever since it’s inauguration 50 years ago. Past guests include Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip of Great Britain, the Shah of Iran, King Umberto II of Italy, Henry Kissinger and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

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Mexico’s Copper Canyon Four times bigger than the Grand Canyon, Mexico’s spectacular Copper Canyon is the backdrop for part of this extraordinary trip, as you travel over soaring bridges on the Train in the Sky. It’s Insider moments like… getting to know artisans, local families and farmers as you cross Mexico’s more unseen regions. Like the pearl oyster farmers of the Sea of Cortez, where you learn how cultured pearls are farmed here. And the potters who create the intricate designs of Mata Ortiz ceramics, where ancient techniques are still used but styles have been transformed to suit modern living. And, of course, our hosts at La Cava in Guerrero, who introduce you to the life and traditional foods of the Chihuahua Desert.

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It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Phoenix Welcome to Phoenix! Take your transfer to the hotel. After checking in, relax or perhaps take a swim at the hotel pool. Hotel: Courtyard Marriott Phoenix Airport Day 2 | Phoenix | Tucson | Hermosillo | San Carlos (2 Nights) Begin your adventure with a short stop in Tucson to pick up joining guests before crossing into Mexico. South of the border, the great Sonoran Desert opens up before you. Keep an eye out for giant saguaro cacti—one of the few places  they grow wild. After stopping for lunch in the small town of Santa Ana, travel on to Hermosillo to see the lovely colonial cathedral and the Government Palace, its walls bedecked with murals depicting the history of the Sonoran region. Arrive in San Carlos where the desert meets the glittering Sea of Cortez. Relax at your waterfront resort before gathering for a Welcome Reception and dinner. (FB L WR) Hotel: Marinaterra Hotel & Spa Day 3 | San Carlos Sightseeing

Pottery artist in Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua

It's iconic places Orientation tour of Hermosillo.  Visit historic San Carlos, Alamos and Paquime. Cruise on the Sea of Cortez. View Oteros Canyon. Scenic drive through the Chihuahua Desert. Iconic train journey through Copper Canyon aboard the Train in the Sky. 

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Board a private boat for a scenic cruise on the Sea of Cortez and keep a lookout for dolphins, seals, and exotic sea birds, such as the blue-footed booby and the great blue heron. Afterward, take a scenic drive through stunning desert gardens, home to massive cacti. After a poolside lunch, the afternoon is free to explore the marina and shops. Tonight enjoy a seaside sunset dinner. (FB L D) Day 4 | San Carlos | Alamos This morning, visit the first cultured pearl farm in the Americas and learn all about

the  A Local Specialty of pearl oyster farming, pearl grading and quality selection. Next, travel south through rich farmlands to the foothills of the Sierra Madre and the quaint town of Alamos. A living museum, the city’s cobblestone streets are lined with beautiful Spanish colonial buildings. This evening, immerse yourself in the local culture at dinner with a colorful spectacle of music and folk dancing by performers in traditional costumes. (FB L D) Hotel: Casa de los Tesoros or Casa Encantada or The Mansion Day 5 | Alamos | El Fuerte Stroll the streets of Alamos as your A Local Expert brings this town’s history to life. Visit some of the restored mansions built when Alamos’ silver mines were among the richest in the world. After lunch, journey farther into the Sierra Madre to the town of El Fuerte. This evening, the Torres family welcomes you to their beautifully restored 19th century mansion for a Regional Meal and entertainment. Enjoy a performance of traditional folkloric and native dances followed by a sumptuous dinner of delicious local dishes, including black bass caught fresh from the El Fuerte River. (FB L RM) Hotel: Torres del Fuerte Day 6 | El Fuerte | Copper Canyon (2 Nights) Mexico’s Copper Canyon—four times as large as the Grand Canyon of Arizona— looms large in the culture and imagination of this proud country. Board your rail car and start your journey on the Train in the Sky, traveling from sea level to 7,500 feet (2,285 meters) in less than 150 miles (240 kilometers), passing through tunnels and over soaring bridges. Engineers and laborers

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spent nearly 100 years laying tracks into this rugged terrain, and now the spectacular views make this one of the world’s most exciting train journeys. Pass alongside the jagged Barranca Septentrion and Urique Canyons as you travel into the heart of Copper Canyon. Disembark at your hotel,  situated right on the rim of the canyon. Tonight, attend a Regional Meal and learn all about the culture of the Tarahumara Indians while delighting in traditional Mexican cuisine. (FB  L  RM) Hotel: Mirador A Authentic Accommodation Day 7 | Copper Canyon Sightseeing Spend the entire day exploring this dramatic area, one of the greatest natural treasures of North America. Learn about the geological forces that created the seven individual canyons, collectively known as the Copper Canyons or Barrancas del Cobre. Meet the local Tarahumara Indians, a semi-nomadic tribe whose ancestors have lived in the canyon’s caves for thousands of years. Learn about their natural remedies from a local medicine woman and view the tribe’s arts and crafts. Later, board the aerial tram and descend 4,500 feet (1,372 meters) into the canyon to experience its grandeur in a way few have done before. (FB L D) Day 8 | Copper Canyon | Guerrero | Casas Grandes Travel to the logging village of Creel via Oteros Canyon. Stop in the small town of Guerrero where restaurant owners Alma Casavantes and her husband Paco Cabrera welcome you for a unique A Be My Guest lunch.  They will serve an exquisite meal of traditional foods and share stories of the history of their family and of growing up in this part of the Chihuahua Desert, a region known for its apple orchards. This evening, see local artisans who have adapted ancient traditions into a modern style and  A Local Specialty called Mata Ortiz. Watch master craftsman design fire pots

Trip Type: Regional and the techniques learned over several generations before gathering for a festive Farewell Dinner.  (FB  BG  FD) Hotel:  Hacienda Casas Grandes Day 9 | Casas Grandes | Paquime | Phoenix Today, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Paquime, a great trading center in the 14th and 15th centuries before the Spanish conquest of Mexico. See ceremonial mounds; the House of the Cross, believed to be a temple and observatory; and the House of the Serpent, where animals were raised.  Continue across the Chihuahua Desert into the U.S. and stop in Tucson for guests leaving on this day  before arriving back in Phoenix early this evening. (FB  L) Hotel: Courtyard Marriott Phoenix Airport

Please note: This journey requires walking on uneven surfaces and steps. Occasionally, the itinerary may be subject to delays or variations due to circumstances beyond our control; it is best enjoyed by the experienced traveler in good health who can take such variations in stride.

Authentic Accommodation Hotel Mirador, Posada Barrancas, Mexico Situated right on the rim of the Urique Canyon is the Hotel Mirador, an A Authentic Accommodation. With its unique architecture and location right at the canyon’s edge, you’ll gaze in awe at the majestic panoramic views of Copper Canyon that surround you.

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 72 for details. 8 Day Tucson - Tucson Option (Ref: DCTA): From $1550 p.p. Twin share. Single supplement: from $275. Triple reduction: from $95 - For travelers starting and finishing at the Courtyard by Marriott Tucson Airport. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences. KEY: A Insider Experience    KP Kick-Off Party    WR Welcome Reception    FB Full Breakfast   CB Continental Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining    DW Dinner with Wine    YC Your Choice Dining

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Mexico’s Colonial Cities & Coastal Resorts The urban capital of Mexico City meets small colonial enclaves like San Miguel de Allende on this trip to meet the locals, encounter age-old traditions and experience the authentic side of Mexico. It’s Insider moments like… witnessing the ancient excavations of Teōtīhuacān with an archaeologist who helped uncover these Aztec ruins. It’s tasting Morelia’s famed food at chef Rubi Silva’s 17th century colonial mansion. Taught by her mother, aunts and grandmother, her work helped the region’s cuisine become recognized by UNESCO, and she shares the origins of each dish she serves to you, from Sopa de Corunda (a favorite local soup) to her dessert pastries, before you head to your authentic colonial mansion-turned-hotel by Morelia’s cathedral.

San Miguel de Allende

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Mexico City (2 Nights) Bienvenidos a Mexico City! Your journey begins with a warm greeting at the airport from a local host and a private transfer to your hotel in the exclusive Polanco neighborhood. Later, join your Travel Director and traveling companions for the evening’s Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: InterContinental Presidente Mexico City Day 2 | Mexico City Sightseeing and Free Time

Cliff Divers, Acapulco

It's iconic places City tours of Mexico City and San Miguel de Allende. Visit Queretaro, Morelia, Taxco, Puebla, the ancient city of Teotihuacan and the resorts of Ixtapa and Acapulco. View the cliff divers of Acapulco.

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Begin your exploration of Mexico City  in the Zocalo, the historic city center. See many of the towering colonial and ancient monuments including the continent’s largest cathedral and the Aztec Templo Mayor. Continue onward to Chapultepec Park where you will meet your A Local Expert at the National Museum of Anthropology, a national treasure found beneath the Zocalo in 1790 by city workers. Later, return to your hotel for an evening at leisure. (FB) Day 3 | Mexico City | Teotihuacan | Queretaro This morning, depart for the ancient holy city of Teotihuacan, where you will be greeted by your A Local Expert, an archaeologist who will share his stories and knowledge of the area as he takes you inside the city’s extraordinary structures. Travel

onward to Queretaro, where you will  enjoy a scenic walking tour of the historic center before checking into your hotel. In the evening,  savor an included dinner. (FB  D) Hotel: Hacienda Jurica Day 4 | Queretaro | San Miguel de Allende | Morelia Journey westward through some of Mexico’s colonial capitals. In San Miguel de Allende, visit the picturesque town center and see some of the majestic colonial structures. You’ll experience a A Unique Insight  by visiting a verdant park fed by El Chorro, the spring that compelled Friar San Juan to found the city. The town  is also  the  headquarters for the blossoming farm-to-table movement in San Miguel’s vibrant culinary scene. Continue on to the dynamic city of  Morelia. Check in to your hotel nestled on the historic town square before enjoying a walking tour and seeing iconic sights  like the Plaza de Armas and Colegio de San Nicolas. Tonight, enjoy a  A Be My Guest dinner where chef Rubi Silva welcomes you to her 17th century colonial mansion and introduces you to the culinary traditions of Michoacán passed down through her own family. (FB BG) Hotel: Virrey de Mendoza A Authentic Accommodation

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Begin your journey from Morelia to the heartland of the Purepecha people in Patzcuaro. Visit the leafy Plaza Grande and the Plaza Chica before stopping by a former convent turned artisanal workshop to observe the finest local crafts being made. Sample fresh salsas made from the local manzano chile and served with handmade tortillas and roasted meats. Then, head to the idyllic Pacific coast and your beachfront resort.  Enjoy a Regional Meal with your traveling companions this evening at a colorful local restaurant known for its masterful preparation of Guerrero soul food. (FB RM) Hotel: Las Brisas Ixtapa

Continue your journey through Mexico’s colonial centers and  witness the unique layering of cultural representations  at the great Aztec temple of Tlachihualtepetl. Visit the nearby Santa Maria Tonantzintla church, a A Unique Insight which takes its name from the Spanish term for the Virgin Mary and Nahuatl, or “Earth Mother,” and see one of the most breathtaking church interiors in the Americas. Then it’s on to Puebla where the evening is yours to explore or relax! (FB) Hotel: Presidente InterContinental Puebla Day 9 | Puebla Sightseeing

Today, unwind on the sands of Ixtapa. Relax at your hotel or make the most of this beachfront location by exploring on your own or choosing from a variety of optional activities including a horseback ride, sunset sail or a day  trip to explore neighboring Zihuatanejo.  Your Travel Director will be happy to assist you in planning your day. (FB)

Start your morning with a walking tour of the historic center with  insider access to the nation’s premier ceramic workshop. You’ll learn about the A Local Specialty of Talavera pottery and interact with the master artisans. This afternoon, make the most of some free time and take in the local sites or participate in some of the optional activities offered, including a cooking class. Rejoin your traveling companions later for a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD)

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Continue southeast along the coast to witness one of the truly  iconic sights in Mexico, the cliff divers of Acapulco. The mountainous rocky coast of Acapulco was a favorite retreat for celebrities such as John Wayne and Frank Sinatra during the 1950s and it’s there  where you’ll  enjoy a scenic Regional Meal. After lunch, head inland to the silver capital of Taxco and take a walking tour of the city center. Learn about mezcal, a predecessor to tequila, and taste your own glass  of this A Local Specialty said  to have been created over 2,000 years ago. Tonight, enjoy a delicious three course dinner  at a local restaurant. (FB RM D) Hotel: Posada de la Misión

Transfer to Mexico City and bid adios to your newfound amigos as you arrive at Mexico City International Airport for your flight home. (FB) Please do not schedule any flights before 3 pm. Please note: This journey requires walking on uneven surfaces and steps. Occasionally, the itinerary may be subject to delays or variations due to circumstances beyond our control; it is best enjoyed by the experienced traveler in good health who can take such variations in stride.

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Authentic Accommodation Hotel Virrey de Mendoza, Morelia, Mexico Nestled on the town square, this A Authentic Accommodation and  historic property offers elegant, colonial-style rooms amidst the rich history of the city of Morelia and Mexico itself. Nobles settled the property soon after the town was founded and the icon of Mexican independence, Mariano Matamoros, was attacked by the Spanish on the very doorstep of the hotel in 1814.

Talavera Pottery, Puebla

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Panama, the Canal & Beyond It may feature the famous and dynamic capital, an unforgettable canal cruise and the sands of Playa Bonita but this trip also takes you beyond all that to meet locals in villages and the rainforest. It’s Insider moments like… the aroma of coffee beans in the air in Boquete, where we meet one of the many growers in the Panama highlands who have made the area famous for award-winning gourmet coffee. In Gamboa Rainforest, villagers show you how to make the local staple of Patacones, or fried plantains. And you’re invited for lunch with the Eleta Almaran family at their thoroughbred farm in Cerro Punta, Panama’s highest village, where they breed race winners in the fresh mountain air – you can even have a photo on one of their stallions.

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Panama City (2 Nights) Bienvenidos a Panama! Welcome to Central America’s most beautiful gem and home to the eponymous Canal. You are greeted at the airport by a local host and transferred to your hotel overlooking the Bay of Panama, just steps away from Calle Uruguay with its many popular restaurants and shops. At 6 p.m., join your fellow travel companions and your Travel Director at the hotel for a  Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Le Meridien Panama Day 2 | Panama Canal Cruise and Free Time

Casco Antiguo, Old Town, Panama

Board your vessel and cruise the Canal, Panama’s premier attraction. As you enter the most important waterway in the world, cruise down from the north end of the Galliard Cut, where the Chagres River flows into the Canal, and witness firsthand the engineering wonder of the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores Locks, the final set before reaching the Pacific Ocean. Cruise over the Continental Divide and under the Centennial Bridge and Bridge of the Americas while enjoying a relaxed morning snack and lunch. Once in the beautiful Bay of Panama, prepare for the best views of Panama City’s modern skyline. Afterward, wander the vibrant streets of Casco Antiguo-a UNESCO World Heritage Site-in Panama’s Historic District. Enjoy the evening in Panama City to sample local cuisine. (FB L) Day 3 | Panama City Sightseeing | Gamboa Rainforest (2 Nights)

Panama Canal

It's iconic places City tour of Panama City. Orientation tour of Boquete. Visit Panama Viejo, the historic district of Casco Antiguo in Panama City, Gamboa Rainforest, Chagres National Park, a thoroughbred farm in Cerro Punta Valley and a coffee plantation in the Chiriqui Highlands. Cruise a portion of the Panama Canal. View the basilica in Nata and the Pacific coast.

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Discover Panama City’s role long before the Canal put it on the map. Visit Panama Viejo, site of the ruins of the original Panama City before it was sacked by the pirate Henry Morgan. Next, stop at a local fish market on the way to the Miraflores Locks Visitor Center and Canal Museum. Then head for the lush vegetation and tropical climate of the rainforest. Once at your resort, join a guide on an exciting nature walk and aerial tram ride. Glide smoothly through the treetops and possibly spot birds and animals that inhabit the rainforest canopy. Visit the Observation Tower and admire the panoramic views of the Chagres River and Panama Canal. After dinner, join a discussion with a Smithsonian researcher, a A Local Expert, and learn more about the diversity of Panama. (FB  D) Hotel: Gamboa Rainforest Resort

Day 4 | Gamboa Rainforest Sightseeing and Free Time Embark on a different kind of water adventure and meet your boteros (boatmen) at the edge of the Chagres National Park to board motorboats. Enjoy a ride up river through the jungle, possibly sighting toucans, sloths and monkeys. Arriving at Embera’ Drua, you are met with a traditional greeting and will learn about the Embera Indians’ fascinating culture, lifestyle and crafts. At the village, enjoy a delicious traditional  A Local Specialty—patacones (fried plantains) with small samples of fried fish or chicken. Then listen to local music and watch traditional shamanic dances. Back at the resort, the afternoon is free. (FB) Day 5 | Gamboa Rainforest | David | Cerro Punta | Boquete (2 Nights) Fly to David and travel up the mountain slopes of the Chiriqui Province. At Cerro Punta, take in the superb views of Volcan Baru, a dormant but prominent volcano and the tallest mountain in Panama. An exclusive  A Be My Guest lunch awaits at a thoroughbred breeding farm situated in Cerro Punta Valley, one of the most beautiful scenic jewels in the country. As guests of the owners—one of Panama’s most prominent families—explore the farm and learn how they breed these magnificent horses in a chemical-free environment. Later, arrive at the mountain resort of Boquete in beautiful Valle Escondido.  (FB  BG  D) Hotel: Finca Lerida Boutique Hotel Day 6 | Boquete Sightseeing and Free Time Visit a coffee plantation and learn how coffee, a new A Local Specialty in Panama, is making a grand entrance on the world stage of gourmet grounds with several award-winning, estate-grown varietals. Learn about the coffee-making process and see the Ngobe-Bugle, an indigenous group who hand-pick the red coffee berries when they are perfectly ripe. The rest of the day is free to do some exploring in the quaint township of Boquete. (FB) Day 7 | Boquete | Santiago | Nata | Playa Bonita Descend from the Chiriqui Highlands to the Inter-American Highway, the Central American section of the Pan-American Highway. Stop in Santiago for lunch on your own. On to

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Aguadulce and Nata in Cocle Province, the heart of Panama’s sugar cane industry. In Nata, view the beautiful basilica, said to be the oldest church in Central America. Arrive at your resort, nestled alongside the Pacific Ocean. This evening, recount cherished memories of your Panama vacation with newfound friends at a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) Hotel: InterContinental Playa Bonita

Trip Type: Small Group Day 8 | Playa Bonita | Depart Panama City Extend your stay in Playa Bonita or transfer to Panama City Airport. (Depending on your departure time, a continental or full breakfast will be available). (CB/FB)

Panama, the the Canal Canal and Beyond with Colonial Panama, & Beyond Cartagena Ref: LPAC with Colonial Cartagena Ref: LPAC Day 1 to Day 7   These days will operate as shown on Days 1-7 on Panama, the Canal & Beyond. Day 8  |  Playa Bonita | Panama City | Cartagena (3 Nights) Depart Playa Bonita and head to Panama City for your flight to Cartagena. Upon arrival, you are met by a local host and transferred to your boutique hotel, superbly situated in the heart of Cartagena’s Old Town on the Caribbean coast. Recently declared ‘Historical Patrimony of Humanity’ by UNESCO, it is one the world’s jewels and best kept secret. The city has some of the best-preserved colonial architecture and is considered by many as the most beautiful city in South America. (FB) Hotel: Bantu Boutique Hotel Day 9 | Cartagena Sightseeing Discover the heart of the colonial city walking with your guide along the colorful streets, admiring old colonial houses, beautiful flower-laden balconies, and picturesque squares. Visit the Gold Museum, Heredia Theater and the San Pedro Claver Church. This afternoon, visit the most important monuments outside of the Old Town. View La Popa, Convent of

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La Candelaria, with stunning views of the city and bay. Head to San Felipe Fort, built in the 17th  century to protect the city from pirates. Stop at “Las Bovedas” (The Vaults), which were used as dungeons in days of yore and now house a variety of shops. Your evening is free. (FB) Day 10 | Cartagena Free Time Today is yours to relax, explore further, or take an optional trip to an offshore island or mud bath volcano. (FB) Day 11 | Depart Cartagena After breakfast, say adios to Cartagena and transfer to Rafael Nunez Cartagena Airport for your onward flight. (FB) Below prices include flight from Panama City to Cartagena. 1 Oct 2014 - 31 Dec 2015 Twin share Supplement $1025 p.p. Single room Supplement $525 p.p. 1 Jan 2016 - 31 Mar 2016 Twin share Supplement $1075 p.p. Single room Supplement $550 p.p. This is a locally hosted extension.

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2016 dates: Subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed in the 2016 brochure. Festive Departures: We’ve arranged Christmas or New Year’s Eve celebrations for these departures.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 72 for details. Land and Intra-Air: prices include economy air and air-related charges for flight between Panama City and David and are accurate as of 1 May 2014. For up-to-date information, please visit www.trafalgar.com. Luggage: There is a 25 lb/11 kg baggage weight limit per person on the internal flight to David.  A small carry-on is recommended for your flight to David. Additional luggage will be transferred by coach the evening of Day 4 and will be waiting for you on arrival in Boquete on Day 5.  Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences. Small Group itineraries have a maximum of 26 guests.

Extend Your Vacation 15 Day Itinerary with Costa Rica Eco Adventure Choose to extend your vacation by following your Panama trip with our Costa Rica Eco Adventure vacation. See pages 32 - 33 for more information.

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Natural Wonders of Costa Rica On this intimate encounter with the nature and people of Costa Rica, we meet locals thriving off the land, in harmony with nature at Arenal and Monteverde Cloud Forest, and relax on tropical Guanacaste Beach. It’s Insider moments like… dining among torches and candles on the terrace of don Alberto and doña Ana Quintana in Sarapiquí. Greeting you at Hacienda Pozo Azul, the Quintana family invites you backstage to their home, where they share anecdotes of how they started this business as a retirement project and how it expanded to help their community. You meet another family near San Jose, and learn how they turned the superb climate and fertile land into a sustainable coffee plantation: a true local specialty.

Guanacaste Coast

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive San Jose Welcome to San Jose! Your journey begins with a warm greeting at the airport from a local host and a transfer to your hotel. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and traveling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: InterContinental Costa Rica Day 2 | San Jose | Sarapiqui

Coffee harvest

It's iconic places Visit San Jose and a nearby coffee plantation, Sarapiqui, Arenal National Park, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Tamarindo and Guanacaste Beach. View Arenal Volcano.   Sky Walk, Monteverde Cloud Forest

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After breakfast, begin your adventure through Costa Rica with one of the most charasmatic and emblematic products of the region: coffee. Learn about this A Local Specialty  at a small family-owned coffee plantation where the Aguilar family explains their passion for saving the rainforest.  Afterward, head toward the tiny town of Sarapiqui for a rare visit to dense rainforests full of wildlife. The afternoon is yours to explore the natural beauty of the area of your lodge. Perhaps you’ll spot the endangered great macaw or take an optional float trip. Later, enjoy a special 

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Be My Guest  dinner at an ecofriendly  hacienda that was  built more than a decade ago as a retirement project by the Quintana family. Today, it is home to an organic farm, restaurant and related eco adventures. The family will welcome you with a delicious dinner and tell stories of how their retirement dreams have benefited the local community. (FB L BG) Hotel: Sueño Azul Resort

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Day 3 | Sarapiqui | Arenal Rise and shine with an early, easy hike in search of all kinds of birds. On the way to Arenal, visit a local Tico family palm plantation to learn about and taste the delicate heart of palm, a A Local Specialty. Also, visit a pineapple farm, the only one of its kind in the world producing the A Local Specialty of certified organic golden pineapples. After learning how it’s sustainably grown, you’ll sample the juiciest, most delicious pineapple ever. As you approach Arenal, keep a look out for the conic shape and steam that emerges from the active volcano. Arrive this afternoon with leisure time to enjoy the hotel and its hot springs. (FB D) Hotel: Los Lagos Hotel Spa and Resort Day 4 | Arenal | Monteverde Cloud Forest (2 Nights) Enjoy a free morning to partake in a variety of activities in and around Arenal. Optional ideas include a float trip, ziplining, an easy volcano hike or even a unique EcoZoo and terrarium excursion, home to more than 200 local reptiles including crocodiles, snakes, frogs, insects and a butterfly farm. Then head to Monteverde Cloud Forest, straddling the Continental Divide, and home to luxuriant vegetation, abundant wildlife, coffee plantations and spectacular views. You’ll spend two nights in this most famous of Costa Rican parks. In the evening, enjoy dinner where you will be joined by a resident Quaker and  A Local Expert who will share his original

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Day 5 | Monteverde Cloud Forest Sightseeing Join your Travel Director for an excursion through the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, home to innumerable species of animals, birds, insects and plants. Later, ascend to the treetops for a bird’s-eye view of the forest on the unforgettable Sky Walk, a chain of six suspension bridges at canopy level. (FB D) Day 6 | Monteverde | Guanacaste Beach (2 Nights) Transfer to Guanacaste, and the famous town of Tamarindo. Spend the afternoon enjoying the waves, the sun and the sand. (FB) Hotel: Tamarindo Diria Resort Day 7 | Guanacaste Beach Free Time

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Festive Departures: We’ve arranged Christmas or New Year’s Eve celebrations for these departures. 2016 dates: Subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed in the 2016 brochure.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 72 for details. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.  Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Today is at leisure! Enjoy the huge pool at the hotel, the sun and sand at the beach, or ask your Travel Director for optional activities to take advantage of today.  In the evening, join your fellow travelers and share your experiences during a Farewell Dinner at the hotel. (FB FD) Day 8 | Guanacaste Beach | Depart Liberia Say goodbye to Costa Rica this morning before your transfer to Liberia Airport for your flight home. (FB) Please note:  For the more remote areas of Costa Rica (such as Sarapiqui), we use the best available hotel facilities with comfortable but simple guestrooms and eco-friendly amenities perfectly suited to the natural surroundings. This journey requires walking on uneven surfaces and steps and sometimes through heavy showers (umbrellas provided). This journey is best enjoyed by the experienced traveler in good health and who can take such conditions in stride.

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Costa Rica Eco Adventure All the iconic experiences of Costa Rica come together on this eco-adventure: visiting Tortuguero National Park, seeing Arenal Volcano and walking through the treetops at Monteverde Cloud Forest. It’s Insider moments like… meeting master chocolatiers Julio and George at their workshop in San Isidro de Heredia to see how they create their gourmet chocolate. In search of the finest techniques and cacao, they spent years training at L’Ecole Chocolat in Canada and L’Ecole du Gran Chocolate in France searching for a single organic source, before finding it on Costa Rica’s Caribbean slopes. At Monteverde, meet a native Quaker who shares historic photos and stories of old town. 

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive San Jose Welcome to San Jose! Your journey begins with a warm greeting at the airport from a local host and a transfer to your hotel. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and traveling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: InterContinental Costa Rica Day 2 | San Jose | Tortuguero National Park (2 Nights) After breakfast, head toward the small town of San Isidro de Heredia, where you are welcomed by master chocolatiers, Julio Fernandez and George Soriano, for a taste of gourmet chocolate, a A Local Specialty. Learn about the history of chocolate and how it is produced at this small workshop. Afterward, continue to Siquirres and embark on a river journey through the protected wetlands. Later, stroll the streets of Tortuguero Village and explore the fascinating Green Turtle Research Station. Enjoy dinner at the hotel this evening. (FB L D) Hotel: Laguna Lodge Tortuguero Arenal Volcano National Park

Day 3 | Tortuguero National Park Sightseeing and Free Time Glide through the canals and waterways of the park today as howler monkeys watch from the treetops, toucans and egrets fly through the air and crocodiles ply the cool waters. If you’re here in July, take an optional trip to see the sea turtles laying eggs on the beach. (FB L D)

It's iconic places Visit Tortuguero National Park, Sarapiqui and Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve with its canopy skywalk. View Arenal Volcano. 

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Day 6 | Arenal | Monteverde Cloud Forest (2 Nights) A free morning to do as you please. Sleep in or take an optional outing including a hike around Arenal, ziplining, a float trip or even an EcoZoo terrarium with over 200 species of reptiles, rare frogs and other amphibians as well as butterflies. Early this afternoon, head to Monteverde Cloud Forest, straddling the Continental Divide, and home to luxuriant vegetation, abundant wildlife, coffee plantations and spectacular views. Tonight, you’ll meet a native Quaker, and  A Local Expert, who will share historical photos and stories of Old Town Monteverde. (FB  D) Hotel: El Establo Mountain Hotel Day 7 | Monteverde Cloud Forest Sightseeing and Free Time

Join your guide for an excursion through the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Covering 26,000 acres of tropical rainforest, Board your boat and bid adios to the park. the Reserve consists of 6 ecological zones and Enjoy lunch along the way before arriving at offers extremely high biodiversity, consisting of your hotel this afternoon. With a good portion over 2,500 plant species (including the most of the afternoon at leisure, immerse yourself orchid varieties in a single place), 100 species in the natural beauty of the area surrounding of mammals, 400 bird species, and 120 reptilian your lodge. With a little luck, you may spot the and amphibian species.  Later ascend to the endangered great green macaw and there is treetops for a bird’s-eye view of the forest also time for a float trip down the Sarapiqui on the unforgettable Sky Walk, a chain of six River. Later, enjoy a special  A Be My Guest  suspension bridges at canopy level. Tonight, experience at an eco-friendly hacienda built trade stories of your experiences at a festive by the Quintana family as a retirement project. Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) Today, it is home to an organic farm, restaurant and related eco adventures. The family Day 8 | Monteverde | Depart Liberia or San will welcome you with a delicious dinner Jose and tell stories of how their retirement dreams have benefited the local community. Transfer to either Liberia or San Jose International Airports or travel on to (FB L BG) Hotel: Sueño Azul Resort Guanacaste Beach for those extending their stay. (FB) Please do not schedule any flights Day 5 | Sarapiqui | Arenal before 12:30 p.m from Liberia or San Jose. For the early risers, join your Travel Director Day 4 | Tortuguero | Sarapiqui

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on an easy hike looking for the exotic birds of this region. Depart mid-morning for Arenal with your first stop at a local Tico family’s palm plantation to learn about and sample the delicate heart of palm, a A Local Specialty. Then continue to La Fortuna de San Carlos, home of the colossal Arenal Volcano. There is time this afternoon to enjoy the thermal pools of your resort as well as the gardens and beautiful birds. Tonight relish some of the best views of the volcano as you enjoy a leisurely dinner. (FB  D) Hotel: Los Lagos Hotel, Spa & Resort

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A transfer is provided to Liberia International Airport for your onward flight. Or, stay a while longer on the beach; you can reserve extra night accommodations if you wish to extend your stay. (FB)

Descend from the lush cloud forests of Monteverde and head west to the pristine Pacific coast. Check into your seaside resort, the only hotel located on the white sand of the world-famous Tamarindo Beach, adjacent to Tamarindo National Wildlife Refuge and Las Baulas National Park. Relax and simply enjoy the beach and the amenities of your beautiful resort. With just a short stroll along the shore, you can spot howler monkeys, iguanas, parrots and a variety of wildlife.  (FB) Hotel:  Tamarindo Diria Beach and Golf Resort Day 9 | Guanacaste Free Time The day is yours to further relax at the beach or choose from numerous options to continue your Costa Rica adventure as you please. (FB)

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Crossovers: These departures will operate per the 2014 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.  Festive Departures: We’ve arranged Christmas or New Year’s Eve celebrations for these departures. 2016 dates: Subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed in the 2016 brochure.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 72 for details. Luggage: For the two night excursion to Tortuguero National Park guests are permitted to bring a maximum of 25 lbs (11 kg) of luggage. Your primary suitcase will be transferred and securely stored at your Sarapiqui hotel. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.  Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences. KEY: A Insider Experience    KP Kick-Off Party    WR Welcome Reception    FB Full Breakfast   CB Continental Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining    DW Dinner with Wine    YC Your Choice Dining

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Monkeys, Jungles & Volcanoes The sights and sounds of the jungle are joined by the calm of thermal mineral pools, volcanic walks and white sandy beaches on this family adventure. It’s Insider moments like… biting into juicy golden fruit at the world’s only certified organic pineapple farm and tasting hearts of palm. It’s meeting locals who strive to protect the sea turtles that nest in Tortuguero National Park; hearing how the turtles can weigh up to 1,100 pounds and that a female can lay more than 100 eggs in one go. And it’s seeing the excitement on your family’s faces as they fly between trees on a zipline, adding to the squeals and shrieks of the jungle.

White-faced Capuchin, Manuel Antonio National Park

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive San Jose Pura Vida! Bienvenidos a Costa Rica! You’re going to have more fun than a barrel of monkeys and spot more than a barrel of wildlife on this incredible adventure. A local host will greet you at the airport and arrange your transfer to the hotel. Relax by the pool before meeting your Travel Director and fellow explorers at 6 p.m. for a  Kick-off Party. (KP) Hotel: InterContinental Costa Rica Day 2 | San Jose | Braulio Carrillo National Park | Tortuguero National Park (2 Nights)

Tortuguero National Park

It's iconic places Visit Tortuguero National Park, Arenal National Park, Manuel Antonio National Park and a pineapple plantation near  Sarapiqui. Cruise the canals of Tortuguero National Park. Scenic drive through Braulio Carrillo National Park.

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Rise with the roosters and head east through Braulio Carrillo National Park towards the Caribbean Sea.  Board a river boat, gliding through canals, lagoons and lowland rainforest teeming with wildlife. You’ll be amazed at how many kinds of animals live here—six species of sea turtles, monkeys, caimans, tons of exotic bird species plus rare and endangered ocelots, river otters and manatees. The afternoon is yours—hang out by the pool or on the beach, or head to Tortuguero Village to meet the local students (when school is in session). Join a  A Local Expert  from the Sea Turtle Conservancy Foundation to learn about the incredible turtles that nest in Tortuguero.  Enjoy a buffet dinner at the resort’s open-air

restaurant along the Tortuguero lagoon. (FB L D) Hotel: Laguna Lodge Tortuguero Day 3 | Tortuguero National Sightseeing and Free Time

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Arrr, arrr, arrr! There’s nothing like the wake-up call of a troop of howler monkeys to start your day. Set off with your captain and guide to explore the lush canals and waterways of Tortuguero National Park. You may want to start a tally of all the types of wildlife you’ll see. Look out for sloths, green iguanas, caiman, crocodiles and colorful toucans. Of course, you’ll spot tons of monkeys—agile howler and spider monkeys and white-faced capuchins swinging through the dense rainforest canopy. This afternoon, you can venture back out on the canals to add to your wildlife tally or relax back at the lodge—the choice is yours! If you’re visiting during nesting season (Jul-Sep), join an optional night walk with a naturalist guide to witness some of the world’s largest turtles laying their eggs. Amazing! A buffet dinner is served at your hotel this evening. (FB L D) Day 4 | Tortuguero | Sarapiqui | Arenal National Park (2 Nights) Bid adios to the monkeys for now as you boat back to the mainland and travel to Horquetas. Here you’ll visit a local

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Tico family palm plantation to learn all about and taste an exotic vegetable and  A Local Specialty  you’ve probably never tried—the delicate heart of palm. Continue traveling to quaint Sarapiqui where you’ll visit a nearby pineapple farm, the only one of its kind in the world producing certified organic golden pineapples, a  A Local Specialty. After learning how it’s grown without hurting the environment, you’ll sample the juiciest, most delicious pineapple you’ve ever tasted. (FB  L) Hotel: Los Lagos Hotel, Spa & Resort Day 5 | Arenal Sightseeing and Free Time Rise and shine as the forest and volcano are calling! Start the day with a guided trek around the quiet side of the volcano at Arenal National Park. Walk through the old lava rocks and learn about the powerful forces behind the volcano’s past eruptions. Then head to the Arenal Hanging Bridges where you can walk eye-level within the lush canopy, observe the monkeys, sloths and chattering birds up close, and look out to see the rumbling, steaming Arenal Volcano. Later, relax in the thermal springs or take a swim at the pool back at the hotel. End the day with a delicious dinner with your traveling companions. (FB D) Day 6 | Arenal | Manuel Antonio National Park (2 Nights) Get ready to have a blast! Imagine yourself soaring high above the jungle floor as you fly along ziplines through the treetops, eye-to-eye with the lush foliage and exotic rainforest creatures. Ziplining through the canopy is sure to be among the most amazing adventures of your lifetime! Later, head south to Manuel Antonio National Park, renowned for its warm blue waters, sparkling white-sand beaches and abundant exotic wildlife. This

evening, join the gang for a pizza night. (FB D) Hotel: Parador Resort & Spa

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Walking deep into the national park with your guide, you’ll definitely check off a few more creatures on your wildlife list—at last count, there were 109 different animals and 184 species of birds living here! Listen to the barking of howler monkeys and the chattering of mischievous squirrels and white-faced monkeys. Then, it’s time to hit the beach! You can laze in the warm Pacific or at the resort’s pool, or choose one of many incredible optional activities. Will it be a catamaran cruise (available Jan-Apr) to snorkel (and maybe even see dolphins, parrotfish and sea turtles), a surf lesson, mangrove kayak tour, horseback ride or whitewater rafting? This evening, join your fellow explorers to celebrate new friendships and awesome experiences with a Farewell Dinner at the hotel. (FB FD)

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share.

Day 8 | Manuel Antonio | Depart San Jose

WI-FI: see page 72 for details.

Travel back to San Jose’s Juan Santamaria International Airport for your flight or extend your stay at the Parador Resort and Spa in Manuel Antonio. (FB) Please do not schedule any flights before 12:30 p.m.

Luggage: For the two night excursion to Tortuguero National Park guests are permitted to bring a maximum of 25 lb/11 kg of luggage. Your primary suitcase will be transferred and securely stored at your Arenal hotel.

Please note:  For the more remote areas of Costa Rica (such as Tortuguero), we use the best available hotel facilities with comfortable but simple guestrooms and eco-friendly amenities perfectly suited to the natural surroundings. This journey requires walking on uneven surfaces and steps and sometimes through heavy showers (umbrellas provided).  This journey is best enjoyed by the experienced traveler in good health and who can take such conditions in stride.

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Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. 

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Ziplining

KEY: A Insider Experience    KP Kick-Off Party    WR Welcome Reception    FB Full Breakfast   CB Continental Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining    DW Dinner with Wine    YC Your Choice Dining

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At Leisure

Spirit of Argentina Buenos Aires. Iguassu Falls. Bariloche. All the classic sights of Argentina are experienced – but you also travel deeper to meet people who unveil the true spirit of this dramatic country. It’s Insider moments like… the malty waft of hops following you as you explore an Argentinian craft brewery. Watching master brewers at work, it’s discovering age-old techniques and trying their finest beers over a lunch of authentic dishes. Smelling the rich scent of chocolate in the air on a visit to Bariloche’s chocolate museum, it’s indulging in their finest creations at an exclusive tasting. And discovering artistic traditions passed down through generations, with the indigenous Guarani people of Iguassu.

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Buenos Aires (4 Nights) Welcome to Buenos Aires! On arrival at the airport, you will be met by a local host and taken to your hotel (check in time is 3 pm.) Relax, get settled in and enjoy your hotel’s central  location. Hotel: Emperador Buenos Aires Day 2 | Buenos Aires Sightseeing and At Leisure

La Boca, Buenos Aires

The morning is at leisure for independent activities. In the afternoon, set out for the Teatro Colon to meet an Opera House performer for a A Unique Insight, as you step inside one of the world’s most beautiful and well-known opera houses. It opened its doors in the spring of 1908 after 20 years of construction. Take a backstage tour of this historic venue, including the main function room and main stage. Afterward, explore the lovely Palermo neighborhood, home to historic mansions, fashionable cafes and large verdant parks. Here, you will be welcomed by a local family and long-time residents for a special Welcome Reception A Be My Guest dinner. You’ll be delighted as they wine and dine you with their special homemade family recipes. Discover the secrets of kneading country bread and you’ll even get a chance to try with your own hands. Watch as your hosts demonstrate the art of creating typical Argentinian crafts. This will be a true insider experience you will never forget! (FB BG) Day 3 | Buenos Aires Sightseeing

Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires

It's iconic places City tour of Buenos Aires and Bariloche. Visit the Buenos Aires Opera House and Recoleta Cemetery, Argentine Pampas, Indigenous village of Teko Yriapu, Iguassu Falls, and Arrayanes National Park in Patagonia. Cruise upon Nahuel Huapi Lake in Patagonia.

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Continue your exploration of Buenos Aires with a A Local Expert on a visit to the elegant Recoleta neighborhood and see its beautiful cemetery where Eva Peron (Evita) was buried. Next, stop at May Square and see the impressive Metropolitan Cathedral. On to the dynamic La Boca neighborhood with its vibrant and colorful buildings along with the pedestrian street of Caminito, a favorite spot for tango dancers to perform. Stop for a  A Unique Insight  and  enjoy  pastries at a classic Argentine coffee shop on the way to San Telmo, the oldest neighborhood in Buenos Aires. Tour the Zanjon de Granados, a series of underground aqueduct tunnels with a  A Local Expert. The recently discovered tunnels, as well as the connecting historic mansion, will expose you to what residential life was like in Buenos Aires more than a century ago. After some leisure time

this afternoon, relish a Regional Meal dinner and music at a tango show; a must-see while in Buenos Aires. (FB RM) Day 4 | San Antonio de Areco Sightseeing Today, leave the city for the colonial town of San Antonio de Areco, set in the heart of Argentina’s Pampas. On the banks of the peaceful “Areco” River, the town has retained the authentic atmosphere of a small old village with its “siesta” time, artisan shops and relaxed residents. This preserved town, a A Unique Insight,  founded more than 280 years ago, with its cobblestone streets, old bars and surrounding estancias (old working ranches), has kept the gaucho (cowboy) lifestyle and customs alive. Explore the Argentine countryside and mingle with leather artisans, silversmiths and craftspeople at a nearby estancia, enjoy a Regional Meal barbecue, see a horse show and relish some time with the Argentine gauchos. This evening, discover Buenos Aires’ Italian heritage with an optional visit to a traditional pizzeria; it’s one of the most popular past times of the locals when spending an evening out. (FB RM) Day 5 | Buenos Aires | Iguassu Falls (2 Nights) Fly to magnificent Iguassu Falls, on the border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, this morning. Upon arrival, visit the Indian village of Tekoa Yriapú for a closer look at the Guarani culture, a A Unique Insight, and gain a better understanding of the history, living and survival methods, handicrafts, religious traditions and much more. Then head to your hotel on the Argentinian side of the falls. Tonight dinner is set overlooking the Parana and Iguassu Rivers. (FB  D) Hotel:  Amerian Portal del Iguassu - riverview room Day 6 | Iguassu Falls Sightseeing and At Leisure Enter Iguassu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and meet your A Local Expert  to walk on a protruding catwalk to get an up-close view of the thundering Devil’s Throat Falls. Afterward, thrill on a jetboat ride designed to take you closer to the base of the mighty falls. After lunch, join an optional trip to the Brazilian side of the falls, before returning to your hotel for a leisurely late afternoon and evening. (FB L)

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Day 7 | Iguassu Falls | Buenos Aires | Bariloche (3 Nights) This morning, your flight connects in Buenos Aires before landing in beautiful San Carlos de Bariloche. Located in the Andean foothills of Patagonia, the town celebrates its German heritage and is often compared to the Swiss Alps for its beauty. Situated on the southern shore of Lago Nahuel Huapi, picturesque Bariloche is the most important town in the area and the best departure point to explore the surrounding lakes, forests and snow-capped mountains. (FB D) Hotel: Edelweiss Bariloche Day 8 | Bariloche Sightseeing and At Leisure Set out for a drive though this region of Patagonia  beginning with a  tour of  downtown  Bariloche and its  pretty residential neighborhoods. Then arrive at the base of Campanario Hill, where you will take a chairlift 3,444 feet (1,050 meter)  to the summit for breathtaking 360 degree views. Continue traveling to the Llao Llao Peninsula, where the small and delicate St. Edwards Chapel and Llao Llao Hotel, two architectural jewels are located. Travel across the Angostura River and stop for incredible views of the Patagonia landscape. Don’t forget your cameras today for these magnificent photo opportunities! Also, visit the Chocolate Museum, and enjoy a taste of this A Local Specialty, followed by a Regional Meal lunch at a family-owned craft brewery. The rest of the day is at leisure. (FB RM) Day 9 | Nahuel Huapi National Park and Villa La Angostura Enjoy some leisure time this morning before venturing to Villa  La Angostura, founded in 1932, receiving its name due to its location on the narrow area of the Quetrihué Peninsula, in the heart of Nahuel Huapi National Park. Enjoy leisure time along Main Street with

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Trip Type: At Leisure its unusual wooden structures and artisan shops. Take a catamaran ride on Nahuel Huapi Lake to an isolated region of the Quetrihúe Peninsula which holds a special secret: the ancient and colorful Arrayanes trees, typical to the cold rainforest regions of Patagonia. The trees belong to the myrtle family and shine in a cinnamon hue. As ancient as beautiful, the thick myrtle tree trunks are covered by soft thin sheets that make up their cold bark. Step into the silence of the gigantic forest, with its 50 feet (15 meters) high and up to 400 year old Arrayanes trees, and walk along a footbridge to a cabin built in 1933 seeming to belong in a fairy tale. A box lunch will be served today. This evening, celebrate the wonderful day’s experience with your newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner, enjoying the chance to taste the best local barbecue in a very unique setting; a wonderful place to say goodbye to Argentina. (FB L FD) Day 10 | Bariloche | Depart Buenos Aires Say hasta luego on your way from Bariloche back to Buenos Aires and be transferred to the international airport for your flight home. If you like, extend your stay in Buenos Aires at the Hotel Emperador. (FB) Please do not schedule flights before 7 pm.

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 72 for details. Land and Intra Air: prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Buenos Aires-Iguassu Falls,  Iguassu Falls-Bariloche (via Buenos Aires) and BarilocheBuenos Aires and require purchase of round-trip travel on LATAM airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities. If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2014. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com. For optional visit to Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls (on Day 6 of the itinerary), a visa is required and must be obtained in your home country.  Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Extend Your Vacation 3 Day Uruguay See page 69 for more information on this pre-extension. 

Extend Your Vacation 5 Day Patagonia Cruise See page 69 for more information on this post-extension. 

Tango dancers on Caminito Street, Buenos Aires

KEY: A Insider Experience    KP Kick-off Party    WR Welcome Reception    FB Full Breakfast   CB Continental Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining    DW Dinner with Wine    YC Your Choice Dining

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Regional

Colorful Trails of Ecuador All of Ecuador’s colors and contrasts are featured on this incredible exploration: Otavalos outdoor market, Cotopaxi National Park, Avenue of the Volcanoes, Devil’s Nose Train and UNESCO World Heritage sites like Cuenca. It’s Insider moments like… the sweet perfume of 3,000 roses filling the Jarrin family’s hacienda, as you join them for local treats like ‘llapingachos’, cheesy potato cakes, after exploring their rose plantation. It’s staying at a restored 17th century hacienda once owned by King Phillip III of Spain. And it’s meeting artisans who make Andean flutes and woven Panama hats; creating pottery; and tasting spiced cinnamon ‘canelazo’ rum and ‘colaciones’ candy.

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Quito | Otavalo (2 Nights) Welcome to Ecuador, a colorful country featuring dramatic topography, diverse climates and undeniable charm. A local host greets you at the airport for a transfer to your lovely hotel in the village of San Pablo del Lago, just outside Otavalo, ideally situated at the base of the Imbabura Volcano. Hacienda Cusin, founded in 1602, is one of the oldest haciendas in all of Ecuador. Hotel: Hacienda Cusin A Authentic Accommodation Day 2 | Otavalo Sightseeing Depart mid-morning to meet a local family who introduces you to the Andean tradition and A Local Specialty of flute-making, including a musical interlude. Enjoy a Welcome Reception  lunch with your Travel Director and fellow travelers at a traditional hacienda. Visit the public market alongside native Otavalenos and put your bartering skills to the test. Stroll through the different vendor stalls offering a variety of hand-crafted items in search for the perfect keepsake. (FB WR D) Day 3 | Otavalo | Cayambe | Quito (2 Nights) Quito and Cotopaxi

Your morning is at leisure before heading to Cayambe where you will meet a local family for a A Be My Guest  lunch at the Hacienda La Compania, a beautiful home and rose plantation. Tour the grounds including the charming chapel and learn about the aromatic roses grown here before indulging in a delicious meal of Ecuadorian specialties. Arrive in Quito and enjoy the evening to relax. (FB BG) Hotel: Hilton Colon Day 4 | Quito Sightseeing | Equatorial Line Monument

La Compania roses

It's iconic places City tour of Quito and Cuenca. Visit Otavalo’s outdoor market, Rose Plantation at Cayambe, Equatorial Line Monument, Cotopaxi National Park, Riobamba and artisan villages near Cuenca. View Cotopaxi Volcano. Scenic drives along the  “Avenue of the Volcanoes” and through El Cajas National Park. Iconic train journey aboard the Devil’s Nose Train.

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Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Quito, Ecuador’s capital city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn all about the religious and cultural influences of this bustling city, located just 14 miles (22 kilometers) from the Equatorial Line. Visit a candy shop to watch a third generation candy-maker create a traditional Ecuadorian candy called colaciones,  a  A Local Specialty.  Stroll along La Ronda, one of the oldest streets in Quito and an artist mecca during the 1930s. Eat lunch at a local restaurant and try another A Local Specialty,  canelazo, a delicious spiced cinnamon rum drink. Continue to the Equatorial Line Monument and don’t miss the chance to stand in both the northern and southern hemispheres at the same time! Later, meet a A Local Expert, an organic

Ecuadorian chocolate-maker, who tells you all about the production process and brings samples for all to enjoy. Indulge in a Regional Meal this evening featuring delicious local cuisine. (FB L RM) Day 5 | Quito | Cotopaxi National Park | Riobamba Travel south along the Panamerican Highway, through stunning landscapes of valleys and mountains before arriving at Cotopaxi National Park, the site of an active volcano standing 19,642 feet (5,987 meters) high. Meet a A Local Expert who shares his knowledge and passion for this spectacular natural wonder. Continue on to Limpiopungo Lake before returning to the valley where lunch awaits at a 300-yearold hacienda. Continue along the “Avenue of the Volcanoes.” Riobamba awaits as you continue alongside massive Chimborazo, the highest mountain in Ecuador.  (FB  L  D) Hotel: Hacienda Abraspungo Day 6 | Riobamba | Alausi | Ingapirca | Cuenca (2 Nights) Head south to the train station in Alausi where you board the Devil’s Nose Train, an engineering feat of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Discover the topographic obstacles of Ecuador’s diverse landscape as you zigzag down the steep mountainside. Disembark at Sibambe to visit the local museum built and run by the Nizag community. See the display of local handcrafts, fruit and medicinal plants and try the local coffee. After your train journey, enjoy a picnic lunch and then visit the Inca ruins of Ingapirca, considered the most important archaeological site in Ecuador.  (FB L) Hotel: El Dorado Day 7 | Cuenca Sightseeing and Free Time Discover the charm of Cuenca with a

A Local Expert and admire the red-tiled roofs,

cobblestone streets and flowery plazas. Founded as a Spanish settlement in 1557, the beauty of its landscape combined with the harmony between old and modern architecture has prompted UNESCO to name Cuenca a World Cultural Heritage Site. See the Todos los Santos ruins, flower markets, and the main square surrounded by the imposing blue-domed Cathedral. Then visit an arts and crafts village for a A Unique Insight  into the ancient weaving process of Panama hats and other items made of toquilla straw. Also, enjoy the chance to create your

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straw. Also, enjoy the chance to create your own pottery while visiting a local pottery maker. The evening is free. (FB) Day 8 | Cuenca | El Cajas National Park | Guayaquil Journey to Guayaquil through El Cajas National Park. Travel through the beautiful cloud forests to the coast for a visit to a cacao plantation. Here, learn all about growing and harvesting

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Today is set aside for independent activities and to enjoy your hotel’s lovely setting. (FB)

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Highlights of Peru Our most popular Peru vacation, the ancient allure of Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley meet the buzz and bustle of Lima and Cusco with time spent with Insiders who share personal tales of their beloved country. It’s Insider moments like… learning to weave in the Sacred Valley, watching centuries-old dyeing, spinning and weaving techniques, passed from mother to daughter, as the weavers keep their Andean traditions alive. Meeting the curator of the world’s largest private collection of pre-Columbian art, you explore the Larco Museum in Lima. And you hear tales of Dr Diez Canseco’s illustrious ancestors, as you tour his mansion, a traditional country house in Lima’s residential district of Surco, and settle down to a home-cooked Peruvian meal with him.

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Lima (2 Nights)

Day 4 | Sacred Valley | Machu Picchu

Bienvenidos a Lima, founded in 1535 by conquistador Francisco Pizarro who dubbed it the “City of Kings.” A local host will greet you and take you to your hotel in San Isidro, one of Lima’s exclusive neighborhoods bustling with shops and restaurants (check in time 3 p.m.). Hotel: Novotel Lima

After breakfast, head to Ollantaytambo  to visit this famous Inca stronghold built from immense blocks of stone. Learn about Inca history as you tour the ruins of the hilltop fortress. Next, board the Vistadome train for the journey to the great citadel of the Incas (light snack included). Panoramic windows allow you to appreciate the incredible scenery as you follow the Rio Vilcanota to the town of Aquas Calientes. Upon arrival, take a short ride up to the entrance gate and begin your exploration of one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Visit the ruins of this once-great fortress built in the 15th century and abandoned nearly 100 years later with the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors. See the highlights of this UNESCO World Heritage Site – the great Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and the Intihuatana, an intricately carved rock most likely used as a sundial by the ancient Incas. Dinner is served at the hotel. (FB  D) Hotel: Hatuchay Hotel Machu Picchu

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Kick back, relax and enjoy your morning at the hotel, or perhaps venture out to do some exploring of your own. At lunchtime, meet your Travel Director and head to Casa Diez Canseco, the private home of an illustrious Lima family, and meet the friendly owner for a Welcome Reception and A Be My Guest  lunch. Learn about the history of your host’s ancestors and tour his historic home before celebrating your arrival in Peru with a sumptuous home-cooked meal of traditional Peruvian delicacies. After lunch, bid farewell to your host and spend the afternoon exploring Peru’s capital with your  A Local Expert. Immerse yourself in the colonial splendor of Lima’s Historic Center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the expansive Plaza de Armas with its impressive cathedral and the stately government palace. Then see the Church of San Francisco and discover its hidden catacombs and splendid architecture. The evening is free. (FB BG) Day 3 | Lima | Cusco | Sacred Valley

Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral, Cusco

It's iconic places City tours of Lima and Cusco.  Visit the outdoor market at Pisac, the ruins at Ollantaytambo, 15th century fortress of Machu Picchu,  historic Sacsayhuaman and the Larco Museum in Lima. View native wildlife at Awanakancha. Scenic drive through the Sacred Valley. Iconic train journey between the Sacred Valley and Aguas Calientes aboard the Vistadome train. 

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Take a morning flight to Cusco and head for the Sacred Valley. Stop at Awanakancha, a living museum of the Peruvian Andes, where you can see and interact with llamas, alpacas and vicuñas. Enjoy a picnic box lunch before visiting the vibrant market of Pisac. Spend some time browsing the stalls, sip a cup of coca tea to help you acclimate to the altitude and keep your ears open for roving bands playing the traditional music of the Andes. Later this afternoon, arrive at your lovely hotel, a former 18th century colonial-style monastery, surrounded by beautiful gardens in the heart of the Sacred Valley. Learn about the  A Local Specialty of Peruvian weaving as you observe centuries-old methods of spinning, dyeing and weaving Andean traditional textiles. This evening, enjoy a convivial dinner with your traveling companions at the hotel. (CB  L  D) Hotel:  Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay

Day 5 | Machu Picchu | Cusco (2 Nights) Return to Machu Picchu to continue exploring on your own. If you’re feeling adventurous, hike up to the Gate of the Sun for stunning views over the fortress and the valley below. Or view the incredible stonework and the amazing feats of engineering required to transport the huge blocks of stone to the top of this isolated mountain. In the early afternoon, descend from your mountaintop aerie and board the train to the Sacred Valley. Then head toward the great colonial city of Cusco by coach. On the way, stop at a local chicheria for a taste of chicha, a  A Local Specialty, and learn how this Peruvian corn beer is made only by women. (FB) Hotel: Novotel Cusco Day 6 | Cusco Sightseeing and Free Time This morning, embark on a tour of Cusco, the “Imperial City,” and the capital of the Incas during their reign. Enjoy an introduction to the highlights of the city, including the incredible baroque Cathedral on the main Plaza de Armas at the heart of the city. Delve deeper into the history of this ancient place at the 17th century Church of Santo Domingo, which was built atop the foundations of the Inca Temple of the Sun, often referred to as Korikancha. Just outside of town, visit the ruins of the

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fortress of Sacsayhuaman, perched on a hill overlooking Cusco and see nearby shrines and warehouses where the Incas stored their grain. Spend the rest of the afternoon on your own in Cusco. This evening, gather with your traveling companions for a Regional Meal at a local restaurant, enjoying delicious Cusquenian dishes and ancestral dance performances. (FB RM) Day 7 | Cusco | Lima Free Time Fly back to Lima late this morning and enjoy an afternoon on your own to do some more exploring, pick up souvenirs or just relax. Later, meet a A Local Expert, a curator at the Larco Museum, which houses the largest private collection of pre-Columbian art in the world, and learn about the evolution and cultures of Ancient Peru societies. Then gather with your traveling companions for a Farewell Dinner in the museum’s garden restaurant. (FB FD) Hotel: Novotel Lima Day 8 | Depart Lima Transfer to the airport for your onward flight or extend your stay at the Novotel Lima. (CB/FB) Please note: In some locations you will be required to walk on uneven terrain and climb stairs without handrails. You should be in good health and be able to walk without assistance. 

Extend Your Vacation 7 Day Quito and Galapagos Islands Cruise See page 68 for more information on this post-extension. 5 Day Easter Island See page 67 for more information on this post-extension.

Trip Type: Regional

Extend Your Vacation 5 Day Peruvian Amazon See page 66 for more information on this pre-extension. 18 Day Itinerary with Colorful Trails of Ecuador  On select departures, choose to extend your trip by adding our Colorful Trails of Ecuador vacation. See page 38-39 for more information.

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In the Footsteps of the Incas Treading the paths of the Incas and their ancestors, we uncover the symbols of Peru, from Lake Titicaca to Machu Picchu, traveling in comfort to this World Heritage Site aboard the Vistadome train. It’s Insider moments like… sailing across Lake Titicaca to the floating reed islands of the Uros Indians with an expert introducing you to the native Quechua-speaking villagers. We take a closer look at the treasures left behind at Machu Picchu, getting a unique view of life there from more than 360 artifacts found in 1912 and now housed at La Casa Concha Museum in Cusco. And, of course, we try authentic Peruvian food and drink – like the local favorite chicha, a drink made only by women, which we enjoy at a local chicheria.

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Lima (2 Nights) Bienvenidos a Lima, dubbed the “City of Kings” by conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1535.  You will be met by a local host upon arrival and taken to your luxury hotel in fashionable Miraflores (check in time 3 p.m.). Hotel: Hilton Miraflores

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It's iconic places City tours in Lima and Cusco.  Visit an animal sanctuary in Cochahuasi, the outdoor market at Pisac, the ruins at Ollantaytambo, 15th century fortress of Machu Picchu,  historic Sacsayhuaman, the Uros Islands, and the Larco Museum in Lima. Cruise Lake Titicaca. Scenic drive through the Sacred Valley. Iconic train journey between the Sacred Valley and Aguas Calientes aboard the Vistadome train. 

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Andes. Arrive at your luxurious valley retreat in the heart of the Andes this afternoon. (CB L D) Hotel: Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel and Wellness Day 4 | Sacred Valley | Machu Picchu

Head toward Machu Picchu aboard the Vistadome train (light snack included). Panoramic views of the valley and Day 2 | Lima Free Time and Sightseeing Later this morning, a special experience mountains are sure to delight. Once you is waiting to welcome you to beautiful arrive at this UNESCO World Heritage Site, Peru. Meet Sebastian Figuera, a young explore the stunning ruins of this oncechef who has already worked alongside great fortress with a A Local Expert. Visit many of Peru’s award-winning chefs. the great Temple of the Sun, the House Visit a local market in Surquillo where of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and the Sebastian explains how Peruvian fruits intricately carved Intihuatana.  Later, if you’re and vegetables are the bases of diverse interested in participating, a cooking class Peruvian cooking. Afterward, visit Barranco’s will be offered by the hotel’s head chef Museum of Contemporary Arts restaurant where you will learn how to prepare Peruvian for a Welcome Reception and A Be My Guest  ceviche and mix the perfect pisco sour. lunch of typical Peruvian dishes, such as Dinner is at the hotel this evening. (FB  D) Aji de Gallina and Lomo Saltado, created just Hotel: Sumaq Machu Picchu for you by  Sebastian and the restaurant Day 5 | Machu Picchu | Ollantaytambo | owner. After lunch, start your city tour of Cusco (2 Nights) the highlights of Lima with a A Local Expert. Enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of Return to Machu Picchu and continue your Lima’s ancient districts and visit the exploration on your own. Perhaps hike up Church of San Francisco, the most notable to the Gate of the Sun for stunning views. group of colonial buildings in the city. Its Then travel back to the Sacred Valley unique wooden cupola of Moorish design by train and visit the Inca stronghold of covers the imperial staircase. Explore the Ollantaytambo. This evening is free to explore impressive underground catacombs along Cusco or simply enjoy the amenities of your with a religious art museum and extensive elegant five star hotel. (FB) Hotel:  Palacio del Inka, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel library. (FB BG) A Authentic Accommodation Day 3 | Lima | Cusco | Sacred Valley Day 6 | Cusco Sightseeing and Free Time Fly to Cusco this morning. On the drive to the Sacred Valley, stop to meet Meet a  A Local Expert  and begin the day a Shaman who will perform a Pago a la with a visit to Sacsayhuaman, an impressive Tierra (Payment to Mother Earth) ceremony, site of ruins towering over Cusco and a an ancient ritual of the Andean culture UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then visit the and A Unique Insight  to welcome you to Cathedral, a stunning example of colonial Cusco and bless your trip. Afterward, architecture that was completed in 1694 after stop to visit an animal rescue sanctuary, over 100 years of construction. Also visit another  A Unique Insight, in Cochahuasi bohemian San Blas, a unique neighborhood where animals such as vicuñas, alpacas, with artisan shops and craft workshops. llamas, and Andean condors are being Stroll the cobblestone streets and admire protected and rehabilitated. Here you will also the Incan Walls. Later, visit La Casa learn about the natural dyeing techniques Concha Museum, a  A Unique Insight, to see  native weavers from different areas use archaeologist Hiram Bingham’s 360 artifacts as they show their various weaving styles which were recently sent back to Peru from and way of dress, a  A Local Specialty. Enjoy Yale University. Then meet an anthropologist, a box picnic lunch before exploring the your  A Local Expert, from the renowned vibrant handicraft market of Pisac. Visit National University of Antonio Abad in a local chicheria to learn about chicha, Cusco and gain an insight into Peru’s history, a  A Local Specialty  and favorite drink of the geography and culture. The afternoon is free

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Trip Type: Regional cultures of ancient Peru. You’ll then sit down to a gourmet Farewell Dinner of Peruvian dishes, while you overlook the museum’s beautiful gardens; a night of great food and culture celebrating your Peruvian vacation! (FB FD) Hotel: Hilton Miraflores

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 72 for details. Land and Intra Air prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Lima-Cusco, Cusco-Juliaca and Juliaca-Lima and require purchase of round-trip travel on a LATAM airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities. If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2014. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com.  

5 Day Peruvian Amazon

Note: On the train to Machu Picchu, only hand luggage (overnight bag) can be taken. Your suitcase will be securely stored and returned to you in Cusco.

See page  66 for more information on this pre-extension.

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Extend Your Vacation 5 Day Easter Island See page  67 for more information on this post-extension.

KEY: A Insider Experience    KP Kick-off Party    WR Welcome Reception    FB Full Breakfast   CB Continental Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining    DW Dinner with Wine    YC Your Choice Dining

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Family Experiences

Conquistadors, Sacred Valleys & Inca Mysteries The history of the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and ‘City of Kings’, mixed with the thrill of white water rafting and sand buggy rides: there’s plenty of family fun on this trip to Peru. It’s Insider moments like…  being face-to-face with a Shaman performing an ancient Incan ceremony, and then taking part in Sapo – a ‘frog game’ handed down through the Incan royalty. It’s gazing up at the stars that light the night sky and learning about the constellations from an astronomy expert. And listening to the delicate notes of the panpipes in Cusco, learning more about the origins of this traditional instrument before trying your hand at it under the watchful eye of an expert musician.

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Lima (2 Nights) Bienvenidos a Lima! Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted and taken to your hotel (check in time is 3 p.m.) in Miraflores, close to lots of fun restaurants and shops. Hotel: Casa Andina Select Miraflores Day 2 | Lima Free Time and Sightseeing

Pisac, Cusco

This morning, a special experience is waiting to welcome you to beautiful Peru. Meet Sebastian Figuera, a young chef who has worked alongside many award-winning Peruvian chefs. Visit a local market in Surquillo, bordering Miraflores, where Sebastian will explain how Peruvian fruits and vegetables are the bases of diverse Peruvian cooking. Afterward, visit Barranco’s Museum of Contemporary Arts restaurant for a Welcome Reception  A Be My Guest  lunch of local Peruvian dishes, such as Aji de Gallina and Lomo Saltado, created just for you by Sebastian and the restaurant owner. After lunch, start your city tour of the highlights of Lima. Enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of Lima’s ancient districts and visit the Church of San Francisco, the most notable group of colonial buildings in the city. Its unique wooden cupola of Moorish design covers the imperial staircase. Explore the impressive underground catacombs along with a religious art museum and extensive library. This evening is yours to enjoy at leisure. (FB BG) Day 3 | Lima | Cusco | Sacred Valley (3 Nights)

Donkey at Sacred Valley

It's iconic places City tours in UNESCO World Heritage Historical Centers,  Lima and Cusco. Visit the animal rescue sanctuary at Cochahuasi, Peru’s Paso horses at Wayra Ranch, the 15th century fortress of Machu Picchu, a Shaman in the Sacred Valley, an Observatory in the Sacred Valley, historic Maras, ancient Sacsayhuaman, the sand dunes of Ica and the Larco Museum in Lima.  Cruise around Galapagos-like Ballestas Islands. Iconic train journey between the Sacred Valley and Aguas Calientes aboard the Vistadome train. Scenic drive through the Sacred Valley.

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Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco.  Upon arrival, meet a Shaman for a  A Unique Insight  into  an ancient ritual of the Andean culture,  a Payment to the Mother’s Earth Ceremony,  both to welcome you to Cusco and to bless your trip.  Visit an animal rescue sanctuary at Cochahuasi, a  A Unique Insight, to observe animals such as vicuñas, alpacas puma, and llamas, and Andean condors. Also here, learn about different styles of Andean weaving, a A Local Specialty, including insights into the natural dyeing techniques, and have a chance to see native weavers from different regions at work. Continue to Wayra Ranch for a paso horse show and Regional Meal lunch. Next, stop at a chicheria, to learn about chicha, a traditional Peruvian drink and  A Local Specialty and where kids and kids at

heart can also join a frog game or “sapo”, handed down by an ancient Inca royal family. Afterward, travel to your lovely hotel complete with swimming pools and a small movie theater, ideal for family entertainment! (CB  RM) Hotel:  Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel and Wellness Day 4 | Machu Picchu Adventures All aboard! Ride the rails on an adventure to mysterious Machu Picchu—“The Lost City of the Incas”—one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Visit the ruins, the great Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and many more cool places. Save up some energy to hike up to the Gate of the Sun along the Inca Trail to look out over the fortress and the valley below. Return to your hotel by train late this afternoon. This evening, it’s pizza night! Make your own pizza, and later listen to the stories of an Andean storyteller to complete an exciting day. (FB L D) Day 5 | Sacred Valley Adventures Enjoy a free morning to relax and take a few optional outings such as river rafting, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Tempting your taste buds at another Regional Meal is a Peruvian Pachamanca feast, where your lunch is cooked in traditional fashion – in a large hollow in the ground! Afterward, meet an artisan and  A Local Expert,  and visit his workshop for a lesson on how Peruvian ceramics and pottery are made. Tonight star gaze at a local Observatory (weather permitting). (FB RM) Day 6 | Sacred Valley | Maras | Sacsayhuaman | Cusco (2 Nights) Did you know that potatoes originated from Peru over 7,000 years ago and that today, Peruvian farmers grow more kinds of corn than anywhere else on earth? Learn about Peru’s ancient farming history as you explore some local farm fields. Continue to Maras and visit the amazing ancient Inca salt pans with a guide. Visit a local family for lunch (box lunch provided) and learn how to make delicious quinua soup, a  A Local Specialty. At the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman, test your strength and try to figure out how the ancient Incas moved these enormous stones all on their own. (FB L) Hotel: Novotel Cusco

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Day 7 | Cusco Sightseeing and Free Time This morning, meet a A Local Expert  and check out Cusco’s Temple of the Sun said to be cloaked in silver and gold!   Visit the impressive Cathedral and San Blas, the bohemian quarter of Cusco with its intimate cobblestone alleys filled with shops and artisan studios. Visit a local music shop and learn how to play the panpipe (Peruvian flute), a  A Unique Insight. The afternoon is free for further exploration. In the evening, enjoy a Regional Meal accompanied by local dances and music. (FB RM) Day 8 | Cusco | Lima | Ica (2 Nights) Fly back to Lima and travel  south into the Peruvian desert to Ica whose dry climate is just perfect for the preservation of mummies. View the creepy collection and learn about the sacred burial process at the Regional Museum. (FB L) Hotel: Las Dunas Sun Resort Day 9 | Ica Adventures Take to the sky to see the otherworldly Nazca Lines, yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the mysterious ancient drawings of creatures and wonder how and why they were created. Back on the ground, grownups can sample Peru’s A Local Specialty, Pisco, at El Catador Pisco Winery, while kids will enjoy a stop at a chocolate factory. This afternoon, hit the slopes on a fast and furious dune buggy ride and sand boarding adventure on the vast sand dunes. There is also plenty of time to enjoy the amenities of your resort hotel including the pool, tennis courts, paintball and a Peruvian style squash court. (FB) Day 10 | Ica | Ballestas Islands | Lima

a wildlife wonderland. Be sure to look back toward the coast to see the Candelabra, another mysterious design carved into the earth; then observe sea lions, Humboldt penguins, countless bird species, and, if you’re lucky, blue-footed boobies and dolphins playing in the waves. Return to Lima early this afternoon.  Tonight, celebrate your new friendships and share your awesome experiences with a visit to the Larco Museum, where a A Local Expert, a curator,  brings to life the ancient cultures of Peru, followed by a Farewell Dinner with wine in the garden restaurant of the museum. On the way back to the hotel, stop to see the Magic Fountains, an unforgettable collection of colorful and lively fountains in Lima’s city center. (FB FD) Hotel: Casa Andina Select Miraflores Day 11 | Depart Lima Bid adios to your newfound compañeros as you take your transfer to the airport for your onward travel arrangements. (CB/FB) Please note: In some locations you will be required to walk on uneven terrain and climb stairs without handrails. You should be in good health and be able to walk without assistance. 

Extend Your Vacation 7 Day Quito & Galapagos Islands Cruise See page 68 for more information on this post-extension.

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Crossovers: These departures operate as per the 2014 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at time of booking. 2016 dates: Subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed in the 2016 brochure.

Festive Departures: We’ve arranged a Christmas celebration for these departures.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 72 for details. Land and Intra Air prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Lima-Cusco and Cusco-Lima and require purchase of round-trip travel on a LATAM airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities. If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2014. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com.   Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Extend Your Vacation 5 Day Peruvian Amazon See page 66 for more information on this pre-extension.

5 Day Easter Island See page 67 for more information on this post-extension.

Board a motorboat for an expedition with a A Local Expert  to the Ballestas Islands, KEY: A Insider Experience    KP Kick-off Party    WR Welcome Reception    FB Full Breakfast   CB Continental Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining    DW Dinner with Wine    YC Your Choice Dining

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Land of the Incas Peru’s classic Inca sights and cities meet experiences like flightseeing over the ancient Nazca Lines and sailing to Ballestas Islands, known as the mini-Galapagos, home to some unique and elusive wildlife. It’s Insider moments like… listening to an expert archaeologist, whose stories of digs and discoveries conjure images of Indiana Jones and help bring the Inca people and Machu Picchu to life. Like expert Peter Frost, who talks about his 35 years exploring the Andes – and his incredible discovery in 1999 which was featured in National Geographic News. We also stay in luxury at Palacio del Inka, an authentic storied mansion, dating back nearly five centuries, in the historic center of Cusco.

View over Plaza de Armas, Cusco

Uros family, Lake Titicaca

It's iconic places City tours of Lima and Cusco.  Visit an animal rescue sanctuary in Cochahuasi, the outdoor market at Pisac,  the ruins at Ollantaytambo, 15th century fortress of Machu Picchu,  historic Sacsayhuaman, the Uros Islands,  and the Larco Museum in Lima. Cruise around Galapagoslike Ballestas Islands. Scenic drive through the Sacred Valley. Iconic train journey between the Sacred Valley and Aguas Calientes aboard the Vistadome train.

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Fur seals, Ballestas Islands

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It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Lima (2 Nights) Bienvenidos a Lima, dubbed the “City of Kings” by conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1535.  You will be met by a local host upon arrival and taken to your luxury hotel in fashionable Miraflores (check in time 3 p.m.). Hotel: Hilton Miraflores Day 2 | Lima Free Time and Sightseeing Late this morning, a special experience is waiting to welcome you to beautiful Peru. Meet Sebastian Figuera, a young chef who has already worked alongside many of Peru’s award-winning chefs. Visit a local market in Surquillo where Sebastian will explain how Peruvian fruits and vegetables are the bases of diverse Peruvian cooking. Afterward, visit Barranco’s Museum of Contemporary Arts restaurant for a Welcome Reception and  A Be My Guest lunch of typical Peruvian dishes, such as Aji de Gallina and Lomo Saltado, created just for you by  Sebastian and the restaurant owner. After lunch, start your city tour of the highlights of Lima with a A Local Expert. Enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of Lima’s ancient districts and visit the Church of San Francisco, the most notable group of colonial buildings in the city. Its unique wooden cupola of Moorish design covers the imperial staircase. Explore the impressive underground catacombs along with a religious art museum and extensive library. (FB BG) Day 3 | Lima | Cusco | Sacred Valley Fly to Cusco this morning. On the drive to the Sacred Valley, stop to meet a Shaman who will perform a Pago a la Tierra (Payment to Mother Earth) ceremony, an ancient ritual of the Andean culture and A Unique Insight to welcome you to Cusco and bless your trip. Afterward, stop to visit an animal rescue

sanctuary, a A Unique Insight, in Cochahuasi where animals such as vicuñas, alpacas, llamas, and Andean condors are being protected and rehabilitated. Here you will also learn about the natural dyeing techniques native weavers from different areas use as they show their various weaving styles and way of dress, a  A Local Specialty. Enjoy a picnic box lunch before exploring the vibrant handicraft market of Pisac. Visit a local chicheria to learn about chicha, a  A Local Specialty  and favorite drink of the Andes. Arrive at your luxurious valley retreat in the heart of the Andes this afternoon. (CB L D) Hotel: Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel and Wellness Day 4 | Sacred Valley | Machu Picchu Head toward Machu Picchu aboard the Vistadome train (light snack included). Panoramic views of the valley and mountains are sure to delight. Once you arrive at this UNESCO World Heritage Site, explore the stunning ruins of this oncegreat fortress with a A Local Expert. Visit the great Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and the intricately carved Intihuatana.  Later, if you’re interested in participating, a cooking class will be offered by the hotel’s head chef where you will learn how to prepare Peruvian ceviche and mix the perfect pisco sour. Dinner is at the hotel this evening. (FB  D) Hotel: Sumaq Machu Picchu Day 5 | Machu Picchu | Ollantaytambo | Cusco (2 Nights) Return to Machu Picchu and continue your exploration on your own. Perhaps hike up to the Gate of the Sun for stunning views. Then travel back to the Sacred Valley by continued on the next page...

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Crossovers: These departures operate as per the 2014 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at time of booking. 2016 dates: Subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed in the 2016 brochure.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 72 for details. Land and Intra Air prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Lima-Cusco, Cusco-Juliaca and Juliaca-Lima and require purchase of round-trip travel on a LATAM airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities. If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2014. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com.   Note: On the train to Machu Picchu, only hand luggage (overnight bag) can be taken. Your suitcase will be securely stored and returned to you in Cusco. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

KEY: A Insider Experience    KP Kick-off Party    WR Welcome Reception    FB Full Breakfast   CB Continental Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining    DW Dinner with Wine    YC Your Choice Dining

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train and visit the Inca stronghold of Ollantaytambo.  This evening is free to explore Cusco or simply enjoy the amenities of your elegant five star hotel. (FB) Hotel: Palacio del Inka, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel A Authentic Accommodation

on the island and enjoy a Regional Meal lunch before some free time this afternoon. Perhaps join an optional outing to the pre-Incan burial ground of Sullistani at sunset. Tonight, dinner is at a favorite local restaurant in Puno. (FB RM D)

Day 6 | Cusco Sightseeing and Free Time

Day 9 | Puno | Lima | Paracas (2 Nights)

Meet a A Local Expert and begin the day with a visit to Sacsayhuaman, an impressive site of ruins towering over Cusco and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then visit the Cathedral, a stunning example of colonial architecture that was completed in 1694 after over 100 years of construction. Also visit bohemian San Blas, a unique neighborhood with artisan shops and craft workshops. Stroll the cobblestone streets and admire the Incan Walls. Later, visit La Casa Concha Museum, a A Unique Insight, to see archeologist Hiram Bingham’s 360 artifacts which were recently sent back to Peru from Yale University. Learn more about the nearby 13th century Incan settlement of Qoriwayrachina with a  A Local Expert, like Peter Frost who found this hidden site back in 1999. The afternoon is free followed by a Your Choice Dining experience, giving you a choice to eat at one of several restaurants. (FB YC)

Fly back to Lima this morning and travel south along the Pan  American Highway to Paracas for a closer look at rural life in Peru, while enjoying sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by golden desert landscape (box lunch included). Dinner is at your lovely seaside hotel. (FB  L  D) Hotel: Aranwa Paracas Resort and Spa

Day 7 | Cusco Sightseeing | Juliaca | Puno (2 Nights) In the morning, meet a A Local Expert for a walking visit of the nearby Temple of Korikancha, the most important temple in the Inca Empire. After, sample the cuisine with lunch at a local restaurant in Cusco. Fly to Juliaca where you will meet your  A Local Expert  to learn about daily life on the Peruvian Altiplano before arriving in Puno along the shores of magnificent Lake Titicaca. Enjoy breathtaking views of the lake at sunset. (FB L) Hotel: Libertador Lake Titicaca Day 8 | Lake Titicaca Excursion Cruise beautiful Lake Titicaca with a A Local Expert. Discover the floating islands constructed out of reeds by the Uros Indians. Next is Taquile Island for a private tour to meet local Quechua-speaking villagers, renowned for their knitting and weaving techniques. Learn more about the culture of the people living

Day 10 | Paracas | Nazca Lines Flight and Free Time Explore the Regional Museum of Ica with its superb examples of Paracas weavings and textiles, well-preserved mummies and scale model of the Nazca Lines. Then take to the skies for an unforgettable experience as you soar high over the coastal desert to see the enigmatic Nazca Lines, gigantic geometric designs created between 400 and 600 AD, viewable only from the air. Marvel at their stylized lines and wonder about the civilization that created them. Then visit Bodega El Catador to learn about and taste the finest Pisco in the country, a A Local Specialty. The rest of the day is free at your oceanfront resort. (FB D) Day 11 | Paracas | Ballestas Islands | Lima Cruise around the uninhabited Ballestas Islands, a “mini-Galapagos” teeming with wildlife including fur seals, sea lions, dolphins, penguins and thousands of birds, including the elusive blue-footed booby. See another mysterious design in the earth—the majestic Candelabra. Back on dry land, travel back to Lima. Upon arrival, freshen up and join your travel companions for a visit to the Larco Museum and learn about ancient Peruvian cultures, before enjoying a festive Farewell Dinner with wine in the garden restaurant of the museum. (FB  FD) Hotel: Hilton Miraflores

Day 12 | Depart Lima Say hasta luego to Peru and transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your vacation in Lima at the Hilton Miraflores. (CB/FB) Please note: In some locations you will be required to walk on uneven terrain and climb stairs without handrails. You should be in good health and be able to walk without assistance. 

Authentic Accommodation Palacio del Inka, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel, Cusco, Peru A mansion dating back nearly five centuries, this elegant A Authentic Accommodation is an iconic representation of old world Cusco surrounded by the historic city center.

Extend Your Vacation 5 Day Peruvian Amazon See page 66 for more information on this pre-extension.

Extend Your Vacation 7 Day Quito and Galapagos Cruise See page  68 for more information on this post-extension. 5 Day Easter Island See page  67 for more information on this post-extension.

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At Leisure

Impressions of South America This leisurely South America trip gives you Sugarloaf Mountain, the Christ the Redeemer statue and Iguassu Falls by day – and samba fun in Rio and tango in Buenos Aires by night. It’s Insider moments like… sneaking behind the scenes at elegant Teatro Cólon, built in 1908 for a society that demanded elite opera in Buenos Aires – discover the main stage and explore the backstage. And you learn to mix the perfect caipirinha – Brazil’s citrusy national drink – at a barbecue night at the local churrascaria, giving a real taste of how the locals party with music, tasty barbecued meats and cocktails.

Iguassu Falls

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Rio de Janeiro (4 Nights) Bemvindo ao Rio de Janeiro! You will arrive and be met at the airport by a local host and taken to your lovely oceanfront hotel (check in time is 3 p.m.). Enjoy your hotel’s superb location overlooking Copacabana Beach, and minutes from downtown Rio.  Hotel: Windsor Atlantica Day 2 | Rio de Janeiro At Leisure and Sightseeing

Café Tortoni, Buenos Aires

It's iconic places City tour of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue, Corcovado and Iguassu Falls.

Enjoy a leisurely morning before joining your Travel Director for an exploration of the cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city) and its many contrasts, from the 18th century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church to the 20th century opera house, Sambodromo, and city Cathedral. Ascend Sugarloaf Mountain via cable car for astounding bay and city views followed by a festive Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travelers. (FB WR)

Day 3 | Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and At Leisure Board a classic cogwheel train for the journey to the summit of majestic Corcovado, site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. After admiring the panoramic views, head back down the mountain and see the song-inspiring Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. This evening, learn how to mix the perfect caipirinha, a A Local Specialty and Brazil’s national cocktail, and then indulge in a traditional barbecue Regional Meal at a local churrascaria. (FB RM) Day 4 | Rio de Janeiro At Leisure Enjoy a full day to explore the wonders of Rio on your own. Your Travel Director will be happy to help you plan your day. continued on the next page...

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Take a sailboat cruise along the coast, a helicopter ride over Copacabana or visit a nearby favella (local town). Tonight, there’s an optional outing to see a lively Carnival extravaganza of Samba song and dance. (FB) Day 5 | Rio de Janeiro | Iguassu Falls (2 Nights) Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore on your own. Perhaps a swim in the Atlantic sounds refreshing. This afternoon, visit a Samba school with a A Unique Insight to see how the school operates and prepares for Carnival week. See Carnival props and if you desire, join a Samba dance lesson. Then take a flight to magnificent Iguassu Falls, straddling the border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Iguassu National Park boasts one of the world’s largest and most impressive waterfalls and is home to many rare and endangered species of flora and fauna. This evening, enjoy a convivial dinner with your travel companions at the hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Iguassu Resort Day 6 | Iguassu Falls Sightseeing and At Leisure Enter Iguassu National Park and spend the morning exploring the Brazilian side of the cascades with a A Local Expert, including a scenic walk through the rainforest to the base of the falls. After enjoying lunch at a local restaurant with a view of the falls, return to your resort hotel for an afternoon at leisure. Take advantage of your resort’s amenities or choose from a variety of optional activities, including a jetboat ride to the base of the falls, helicopter flightseeing or a visit to a tropical bird reserve home to more than 500 species of birds. (FB L) Day 7 | Iguassu Falls | Buenos Aires (3 Nights) Cross the border into Argentina and spend some time getting to know the geography of the

area at the Visitors Center. Take a walk along a scenic catwalk to view the thunderous Devil’s Throat Falls and ride the open-air ecological jungle train for a different perspective of the mighty cascades. Then fly to Buenos Aires and arrive at your stylish hotel. Argentina’s sizzling capital is renowned for its international designer boutiques, fine dining venues, museums, cultural pursuits, modern theaters and the famous Teatro Colon. (FB) Hotel: InterContinental Buenos Aires Day 8 | Buenos Aires Sightseeing and At Leisure Embark with a A Local Expert on a guided tour of the passionate city where the tango was born. See the Casa Rosada, Metropolitan Cathedral and other government buildings; the colorful neighborhood of La Boca; San Telmo and lovely Palermo, home to fashionable cafes and verdant parks.  See the Teatro Colon, a landmark in Buenos Aires and a A Unique Insight. Take a backstage tour of the Opera House, including the main function rooms and the main stage. Lastly, visit the Recoleta Cemetery, where Argentina’s former first lady, Eva Peron (Evita), is buried. This evening, do as the locals do and linger over a Regional Meal and a chance for an authentic taste of world-renowned Argentinian beef! Cap off the evening watching the best tango dancers in Buenos Aires perform, and experience the passion and power of the traditional tango – the most representative and beloved music in Argentina. (FB RM) Day 9 | Buenos Aires At Leisure Relish a morning and afternoon at leisure to pursue your own interests in the “Paris of South America.” The possibilities are endless. Delve into one of the country’s finest museums at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, set in a lovely park in the Recoleta neighborhood. Follow in the footsteps of Argentina’s

most revered writer, Jorge Luis Borges, as you browse the many bookstores of Buenos Aires and sip a coffee at the famed Cafe Tortoni. If you’d like to experience a different side of Argentina, choose an optional trip into the countryside to a traditional estancia (ranch); share a drink with the local gauchos (cowboys), learn about their lives and marvel at their consummate horsemanship during a lively equestrian show before sitting down to a sumptuous traditional parrillada (barbecue) lunch. Tonight, join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for an exclusive A Be My Guest  Farewell Dinner experience in Palermo Soho. You will be welcomed by a local family and long-time residents of this now-trendy neighborhood. Be delighted, as they wine and dine you with homemade family recipes in the kitchen. Discover the secrets of kneading country bread. Watch as your hosts demonstrate the art of typical Argentinian crafts. Spending time with this family will be an experience you won’t soon forget. (FB BG) Day 10 | Depart Buenos Aires Say hasta luego to Argentina today and transfer to the airport for your flight home. For your convenience, your rooms are reserved until 5 p.m. Or you may choose to extend your stay in Buenos Aires. (FB)

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Extend your vacation with a 3 day post-extension to Uruguay, a small country with a large heart. Boasting a coastline of beautiful sandy beaches, several sweet-water rivers and lakes, and Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and British influences. 

This morning take the included transfer to the pier for the Hydrofoil crossing to Colonia del Sacramento. This small colonial city was founded by the Portuguese in 1680 at time when Spain and Portugal were in the midst of confrontations. The Empires fought for over a hundred years, until the Treaty of Saint Ildefonso awarded it to Spain. Colonia is the oldest city in Uruguay and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995. Today this beautiful historic city has a lot to say about its colonial past and you’ll learn both the highlights and a few secrets. Later this afternoon, board your scheduled coach transfer to Montevideo. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Four Points Day 2  |  Montevideo Sightseeing and Free Time Enjoy a morning city tour with a local

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guide  as you drive along the waterfront, and see Constitution Square, the Cathedral, the colonial Town Hall, Solis Theater and Independence Square. You’ll drive along the main street with its charming shops and cafes. See also the Congress Building, a marble structure of more than 52 colors, built between 1908 and 1925 and the pride of Uruguay.   Other highlights include the Prado neighborhood and the residential area of Carrasco. The rest of the day is at leisure or you can take an optional winery tour located just outside the city. Tour this family-run winery and a wine tasting of several varieties is included. (FB)

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Best of South America Three wonderful cities on a laid-back vacation: Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and Santiago come together with the mighty Iguassu Falls, on this relaxed exploration into South America. It’s Insider moments like… being charmed by a vibrant young Buenos Aires family as they wine, dine and entertain you in their home. Lina lets you in on the secret of her delicious bread and Gaspar shows how tango should be danced. It’s Tango dancing the night away in Buenos Aires and eating succulent barbecued meats at a churrascaria in Rio de Janeiro. And it’s getting an insider’s guide to vibrant Santiago, as you discover the local stories behind historic landmarks like Plaza de Armas and buzzing Central Market.

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Rio de Janeiro (4 Nights) Bemvindo ao Rio de Janeiro! On arrival at the airport, you will be met by a local host and taken to your lovely oceanfront hotel (check-in time 3 p.m.). Relax, get settled and enjoy your hotel’s superb location overlooking Copacabana Beach.  Hotel: Windsor Atlantica Day 2 | Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing

Avenida 9 de Julio, Buenos Aires

Enjoy a leisurely morning before joining your Travel Director for an exploration of the cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city) and its many contrasts, from the 18th century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church to the 20th century opera house, Sambodromo, and city Cathedral. Ascend Sugarloaf Mountain via cable car for astounding bay and city views followed by a festive Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travelers. (FB WR) Day 3 | Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and At Leisure

Valparaiso, Chile

Journey by cogwheel train to the summit of majestic Corcovado, site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Back down the mountain, see the song-inspiring Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. The rest of the day is at leisure. This evening, learn to mix a A Local Specialty, the national cocktail, the caipirinha, and indulge in a traditional Regional Meal barbecue at a local churrascaria. (FB RM) Day 4 | Rio de Janeiro At Leisure Enjoy a full day to explore the wonders of Rio on your own. Optional activities include a tour into the nearby favellas, a sailboat cruise and a helicopter flight over Copacabana Beach. Tonight, join the optional outing to a Carnival extravaganza of live Samba entertainment. (FB) Day 5 | Rio de Janeiro | Iguassu Falls (2 Nights)

Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro

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Relax and enjoy a free morning for independent activities. This afternoon, visit a Samba school, with a A Unique Insight, to see how this school operates and prepares for Carnival week. See Carnival props and should you desire, join a Samba dance lesson. Afterward, head to the airport for the short flight to Iguassu Falls. These 275 separate falls cover nearly two miles along the Iguassu River. This evening, enjoy a

convivial dinner with your companions at the hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Iguassu Resort Day 6 | Iguassu Falls Sightseeing and At Leisure Enter Iguassu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and meet your A Local Expert to explore the Brazilian side of Iguassu, including a scenic walk through the rainforest to the base of the falls. After  lunch at a restaurant overlooking the falls, return to your hotel for a leisurely afternoon at your resort. You may wish to join an optional activity such as a jetboat ride to the base of the falls or a helicopter flightseeing tour. (FB L) Day 7 | Iguassu Falls | Buenos Aires (3 Nights) Cross the border into Argentina and board the open-air ecological jungle train for a different perspective of the cascades and walk along a scenic catwalk to see the thunderous Devil’s Throat Falls. Then fly to Buenos Aires, a city renowned for its boutiques, fine dining, museums and the famous Teatro Colon. (FB) Hotel: InterContinental Buenos Aires Day 8 | Buenos Aires Sightseeing and At Leisure Embark on an in-depth tour with a A Local Expert to see the Casa Rosada, Metropolitan Cathedral and other government buildings; the colorful neighborhood of La Boca; San Telmo and lovely Palermo. See the Teatro Colon, a landmark in Buenos Aires and a A Unique Insight. Take a backstage tour of the Opera House, including the main function rooms and the main stage. Lastly, visit the Recoleta Cemetery where Argentina’s former First Lady, Eva Peron (Evita), is buried. This evening, get ready for a festive Regional Meal and a chance to savor renowned Argentinian beef followed by a sensual Tango dance performance. (FB RM) Day 9 | Buenos Aires At Leisure A full day at leisure—explore on your own or perhaps take an optional trip to a traditional estancia (ranch) and enjoy a barbecue lunch and equestrian show. This evening, enjoy an exclusive A Be My Guest  experience in Palermo Soho. You will be welcomed by a local family and long-time residents of this now-trendy neighborhood. Be delighted, as they wine and dine you with homemade family recipes in the kitchen. Discover the

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secrets of kneading country bread. Watch as they demonstrate the art of typical Argentinian crafts. Spending time with this lively family will be a memory you won’t soon forget. (FB BG) Day 10 | Buenos Aires | Santiago (3 Nights) Bid “Adios” to Buenos Aires and say “Hola” to Santiago as you fly west across the Andes to the Chilean capital. Settle into your hotel, situated in the heart of one of Santiago’s most beautiful neighborhoods, and a prime location close to charming boutiques, bars and restaurants. This evening is at leisure. (FB) Hotel: InterContinental Santiago Day 11 | Santiago Sightseeing and At Leisure This morning  meet your A Local Expert and embark on a tour of this vibrant city, traveling past Club Hipico—the regal racetrack—and sprawling Parque O’Higgins. Drive along Alameda Avenue past the Church of San Francisco and the University of Chile on your way to the dynamic Plaza de Armas with its fountains and sculptures. View the Palacio de la Moneda, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Central Market. Head up San Cristobal Hill for panoramic views of the city and the snow-capped Andes. Your afternoon is free or you may choose to join an optional trip to the Maipo Valley, Chile’s most traditional wine-producing region. Visit an exclusive winery and meet the winemaker  for a personalized winery experience with a wine tasting. Return to your hotel for an evening at leisure. (FB) Day 12 | Santiago At Leisure Enjoy a full day at leisure in Santiago. Perhaps join an optional trip to Valparaiso, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, once known as “Little San Francisco”. Then take the coastal road to see the graceful mansions, white-sand beaches and historic casino of the seaside resort of Vina del Mar. This evening, gather

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Extend Your Vacation 4 Day Easter Island  See page 67 for more information on this post-extension. TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 72 for details. Land and Intra Air: prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Rio de Janeiro-Iguassu, Iguassu-Buenos Aires and Buenos AiresSantiago and require purchase of round-trip travel on LATAM airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities. If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2014. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com.

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Crossovers: These departures operate per the 2014 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at time of booking. 2016 dates: Subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed in the 2016 brochure. Festive Departures: We’ve arranged Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations for these departures.

KEY: A Insider Experience    KP Kick-off Party    WR Welcome Reception    FB Full Breakfast   CB Continental Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining    DW Dinner with Wine    YC Your Choice Dining

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Patagonian Grand Adventure Argentina and Chile’s dramatic scenery unite in Patagonia – from the Los Glaciares ice masses and jagged peaks of Torres del Paine to the world’s southernmost city and Patagonian Lake District. It’s Insider moments like… looking out for condors and pink flamingos as you stroll or ride horseback on the Patagonian Steppe, in the foothills of the Andes. As you join the local family who’ve owned the working estancia (or ranch) of San Ramon for generations, you learn about cattle and wool production, see them shear sheep as their ancestors have for years, and experience Patagonia’s timeworn way of life. Then you’ll join them for an authentic Argentinian barbecue, tucking in to a lunch of local lamb and pork – and other regional dishes.

Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

It’s travel beyond the expected

Magellanic Penguin

It's iconic places City tour of Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Puerto Montt and Ushuaia. Visit a Patagonian ranch near Bariloche, Frutillar with its colorful gardens, Torres del Paine National Park, Los Glaciares National Park and Tierra del Fuego National Park.  View Otway Bay with its Magellanic Penguins and Puerto Moreno Glacier.  Cruise through Patagonia’s Lake District.  Scenic drives from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park and from Torres del Paine National Park to El Calafate.

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Day 3 | Buenos Aires | Bariloche (2 Nights)

Welcome to Buenos Aires! Upon arrival at the airport, a local host will greet you and take you to your hotel (check in time is 3 p.m.). Settle in and take a relaxing siesta, wander the wide boulevard of Avenida 9 de Julio, or explore the narrow market streets of Florida Avenue. Argentina’s sizzling capital is renowned for its international designer boutiques, fine dining venues, museums, cultural pursuits, modern theaters and the famous Teatro Colon. Hotel:  Emperador Buenos Aires

Fly to Bariloche and get acquainted with this beautiful city and lakeside gateway to Patagonia’s Lake District. Get a glimpse of the city’s strong German influence at a familyowned craft brewery with a A Local Expert and then enjoy a Regional Meal lunch. Next tour Bariloche and take a chairlift ride  up Campanario Hill for striking scenic views. (FB RM) Hotel: Edelweiss Bariloche

Day 2 | Buenos Aires Sightseeing Enjoy a morning on your own, before an afternoon guided tour of the city, beginning with Plaza de Mayo—site of the Casa Rosada—the heart of Buenos Aires political life. Stroll the colorful La Boca artists’ district where the Argentinian tango was born and visit the resting place of Eva Perón in Recoleta’s extravagant cemetery. Then join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Reception at an historic and iconic cafe in downtown Buenos Aires. (FB WR)

Day 4 | Bariloche Sightseeing and Free Time Experience a more traditional side of Patagonia as you are hosted by a local family at their ranch on the Patagonian steppe where they live on the land they have owned for generations. Learn about their way of life, explore the countryside looking for condors and mount up for a horseback ride  and experience this traditional local mode of transportation. Enjoy a delightful  A Be My Guest lunch at the estancia (ranch) and later watch a sheep shearing demonstration. Back in town, find out about Bariloche’s chocolate connection during a visit to the Chocolate Museum, a A Local Specialty.

Patagonian Grand Adventure

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After a presentation on over 2,000 years of chocolate history, view the production area and, of course, sample an array of chocolate treats. Return to the hotel for a free evening. (FB BG) Day 5 | Bariloche | Patagonia Lake District | Puerto Varas (2 Nights) Today is guaranteed to be one of the top highlights of your Patagonian vacation. Travel through some of the southern hemisphere’s most stunning landscapes, journeying by land and water from Argentina to Chile through the breathtaking Lake District with spectacular scenery of snow-capped Andean peaks, gloriously green forests and azure blue lakes. Start with a  cruise on Lake Nahuel Huapi, then drive across the Chilean border to Peulla and enjoy a relaxing lunch. Board another catamaran for the scenic crossing of Todos Los Santos Lake with  mighty Osorno Volcano looming in the background. On your way west, stop at the Petrohue River to see the burbling waters of the Petrohue Waterfalls cascade over black volcanic rock. Then arrive in Puerto Varas, one of Chile’s most charming villages, located on the banks of Lake Llanquihue. A light lakefront dinner awaits you at the hotel. (FB L DW) Hotel: Cabana del Lago Day 6 | Puerto Montt and Frutillar Excursion Join a A Local Expert  to visit the port city of Puerto Montt founded in 1850. From a viewpoint high above the town, enjoy a magnificent look at the wide Bay of Reloncavi up to Isla Tenglo and the narrow of the same name. Afterward, head to the harbor to visit the Angelmo Fish Market. Besides unusual fresh fish, vegetables, cheeses and meats, there are various arts and crafts for sale. A novel way to have lunch at Angelmo is at a Cocineria or ‘Kitchen Restaurant.’ Look for a line of these mini restaurants where you can watch the kitchen and everything happening

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Trip Type: Discoveries inside behind a large window. See how the food is prepared, including Curanto en Olla, a stew made  with seafood, smoked meat, fowl and sausage. Afterward drive to the lovely village of Frutillar, to see the historical area where houses are surrounded by beautiful gardens similar to those of the German Black Forest region. Back in Puerto Varas, the rest of the afternoon and evening are on your own. (FB L) Day 7 | Puerto Varas | Punta Arenas | Puerto Natales (2 Nights) Fly from Puerto Montt to Punta Arenas situated in Southern Patagonia. Drive to Puerto Natales before  heading to  Otway Sound. Here, enjoy the magnificent view of the almost permanently snow-covered Pinto Mountain Range and Riesco Island. Continue skirting the sound until you reach the caves where the Magellanic Penguins nest.  (FB) Hotel: CostAustralis Day 8 | Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers Excursion Board zodiacs with a A Local Expert and begin an adventurous trip via the Rio Serrano, passing the Southern Icefield (Campo de Hielo Sur) toward the Serrano Glacier. Upon arrival, explore the impressive glacier and afterward, hike a short 30 minutes through unspoiled, cool rainforest to Seno Ultima Esperanza (“Fjord of the Last Hope”). See the incomparable landscape of Bernardo O’Higgins National Park, Chile’s largest nature reserve with majestic mountain scenery. Then continue through the fjord by boat with views of Balmaceda Glacier in the background. (FB L) Day 9 | Puerto Natales | Torres Del Paine National Park Today see one of the world’s most spectacular scenic regions—Torres del Paine

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 72 for details. Land and Intra Air: prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Buenos Aires-Bariloche, Puerto Montt-Punta Arenas, El Calafate-Ushuaia and Ushuaia-Buenos Aires and require purchase of round-trip travel on LATAM airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities. If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2014. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

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Extend Your Vacation 4 Day Patagonia Cruise See page 69 for more information on this post-extension.

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National Park! It covers an area of 436 square miles (1,200 square kilometers) and was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1978. Your  A Local Expert shows you cascading waterfalls, roaring creeks, shimmering lakes and jagged spires of mountains, all of which are just a part of what the national park offers. En route, visit the legendary and impressive Milodon Cave where a gigantic, prehistoric ground sloth fossil was discovered, and see a replica of it inside of the cave. Visit the viewpoints Los Cuernos and Lago Pehoe, the spectacular Salto Grande (“Big Waterfall”) and Lago Grey, which provides marvelous vistas of the Grey Glacier. Admire the park’s fauna including herds of guanacos, foxes, swans, and several other bird species. Box lunch provided. Dinner is served at your hotel, offering superb views of Torres del Paine National Park. (FB L DW) Hotel: Rio Serrano Day 10 | Torres del Paine National Park | El Calafate (2 Nights) Enjoy another chance to revel in the stunning scenery and wildlife of the Patagonian steppe during the drive across the border into Argentina. After stopping at Cancha Carrera, continue your land journey to El Calafate, a charming lakeside town and the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park. For 65 million years, the land here evolved from chaotic volcanic eruptions and massive glaciers, creating a jagged landscape of interconnected fjords, channels and mountainside glacial lakes. El Calafate takes its name from the calafate bush— which locals say eating its berries will ensure your return to this mystical region. You are free to discover its charms as you explore at your own pace tonight. (FB) Hotel: Kosten Aike

Day 11 | Los Glaciares National Park Excursion Embark upon a full-day excursion with a A Local Expert  to Los Glaciares National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Los Glaciares is the second largest national park in Argentina and comprises more than 1,600 square miles (4,400 square kilometers) and nearly 50 large glaciers. These glaciers are fed by a giant ice cap (the largest continental ice extension after Antarctica) that originates in the Andes and occupies well over a third of the park’s total area. Discover the wondrous Perito Moreno Glacier, a pristine marvel towering nearly 200 feet (60 meters) above Lake Argentino. It is named after Francisco Moreno, a 19th century Argentinian explorer who helped resolve his country’s border dispute with neighboring Chile. The constant, cyclical movement of Perito Moreno’s ice mass often forces the glacier to “calve”—an iceberg “birthing” process in which smaller chunks of ice fracture and break off from the glacier to thunderous noise. This spectacle can occur at any time, so keep your fingers crossed to be lucky enough to witness. However, ice isn’t the only thing you’ll see today: just east of the Icefields are areas of southern beach forest and windswept steppe. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant within walking distance from the hotel. (FB D) Day 12 | El Calafate | Ushuaia (2 Nights) Fly to Ushuaia and explore the world’s southernmost city with a A Local Expert. Visit the legendary Jail of Recidivists that has preserved its impressive architecture as well as its notorious history. You will also see the first settlers’ houses and visit the harbor and Paseo del Centenario—a great spot for you to take in the panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. Afterward, see the Bebán House, once considered the most prestigious in Ushuaia.

Later, visit the central part of the city as well as the restricted area of the Naval Base. Your evening is free. (FB) Hotel: Los Yamanas Day 13 | Tierra del Fuego National Park Excursion Explore Tierra del Fuego National Park with a A Local Expert, stopping first at the End of the World Train Station where you may take an optional train ride. At the park, observe the most incredible native animals such as red foxes, woodpeckers, steamer ducks, condors, eagles and beavers cohabitating in the most spectacular environment. Explore the park through a combination of touring and nature walks. Different from other parks, Tierra del Fuego National Park has it all, the ocean, forests and mountains. Inside the park, find the biological richness of Tierra del Fuego Island and its beautiful scenery, and where its forest is made up of valleys of peat and lichens. Ensenada Bay, Roca Lake and Lapataia Bay give color to this unique place that still holds reminders of its ancestral inhabitants: the Yámanas. Back at your  hotel, the afternoon is free to relax at the hotel spa or perhaps take an optional catamaran cruise on the Beagle Channel. This evening, join your Travel Director and new friends to enjoy a Farewell Dinner  celebrating your experiences from this unforgettable trip. (FB FD) Day 14 | Ushuaia | Depart Buenos Aires Today, say goodbye as your Patagonian Grand Adventure comes to an end. Board your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival at the domestic airport, you will be transferred to Ezeiza International Airport for your flight home, or the Emperador Hotel for those extending their stay in Buenos Aires. Please do not book any flights before 7 p.m. (FB)

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South America Revealed Brazil. Peru. Argentina. Three of South America’s most popular, diverse and colorful countries are revealed on this journey into their capitals, cultures and communities. It’s Insider moments like… meeting locals who teach you all about the traditions of their home nations. In Brazil’s lively city of Rio, a cocktail mixologist teaches you to make the perfect caipirinha as you experience the buzz, Carnival spirit and barbecued meats at a local churrascaria. In the Sacred Valley in Peru, weavers share traditions their ancestors passed down to them. And in Argentina, an expert in all things Buenos Aires takes you around the capital to see its iconic buildings and hear personal tales of life in the city of tango.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Rio de Janeiro (4 Nights) Bemvindo ao Rio de Janeiro! On arrival at the airport, you will be met by a local host and taken to your luxurious oceanfront hotel. Relax, get settled and enjoy your hotel’s superb location overlooking Copacabana Beach. Hotel: Windsor Atlantica Day 2 | Rio de Janeiro Free Time and Sightseeing

Weaving Materials, Peru

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Enjoy a leisurely morning before joining your Travel Director for an exploration of the cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city) and its many contrasts, from the 18th century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church to the 20th century opera house, Sambodromo, and city Cathedral. Ascend Sugarloaf Mountain via cable car for astounding bay and city views followed by a festive Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travelers. (FB WR) Day 3 | Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and Free Time Journey by cogwheel train to the summit of majestic Corcovado, site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the

Seven Wonders of the World. Back down the mountain, see the song-inspiring Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. The rest of the day is at leisure. This evening, learn how to mix the perfect caipirinha, Brazil’s national cocktail, and A Local Specialty, made with cachaça, and indulge in a traditional Brazilian barbecue Regional Meal at a local churrascaria. (FB RM) Day 4 | Rio de Janeiro Free Time Enjoy a full day to discover the wonders of Rio on your own. Choose to embark on an optional half-day journey by jeep into the lush Tijuca National Park—the world’s largest urban rainforest. Perhaps tour  one of Rio’s favellas or take a sailboat cruise. Your Travel Director will be happy to help you plan your day. Tonight, perhaps join an optional outing to a Carnival extravaganza with live Samba entertainment. (FB) Day 5 | Rio de Janeiro | Iguassu Falls (2 Nights) Relax and enjoy a free morning for independent activities. This afternoon visit ...continued on next page

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a Samba school, a A Unique Insight, and learn how the school operates and prepares for Carnival week. See Carnival props and should you desire, join a Samba dance lesson. Afterward, head to the airport for the short flight to Iguassu Falls. These 275 separate falls cover nearly two miles along the Iguassu River. This evening, enjoy a convivial dinner with your companions at the hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Iguassu Resort Day 6 | Iguassu Falls Sightseeing and Free Time Enter Iguassu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and meet your A Local Expert to explore the Brazilian side of Iguassu, including a scenic walk through the rainforest to the base of the cascades. After lunch at a restaurant overlooking the falls, return to your hotel for a leisurely afternoon at your resort. You may wish to join an optional activity such as a jetboat ride, helicopter flight or a visit to a tropical bird reserve. (FB L) Day 7 | Iguassu Falls | Buenos Aires (3 Nights) Cross the border into Argentina to see the falls from a different perspective. Stop at the Visitors Center to learn about the geography of the area. Then board the open-air ecological jungle train to view the mighty cascades and take a guided walk along a scenic catwalk to see the thunderous Devil’s Throat Falls. Afterward, fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina’s exciting capital, renowned for its designer boutiques, fine restaurants, museums and theaters. (FB) Hotel: InterContinental Buenos Aires Day 8 | Buenos Aires Sightseeing With a A Local Expert, embark on a guided tour of the passionate city where the tango was born. See the Casa Rosada, Metropolitan Cathedral and other government buildings; colorful La Boca; San Telmo and lovely Palermo. See the world-renowned Teatro Colon, a landmark in Buenos Aires and a A Unique Insight. Take a backstage tour of the opera house, including the main function rooms and main stage. Lastly, visit the elegant Recoleta Cemetery where Eva Peron (Evita) is buried. This evening,

linger over a Regional Meal and a chance for an authentic taste of world-renowned Argentinian beef! Cap off the evening by watching the best tango dancers in Buenos Aires perform and experience the passion and power of Argentina’s beloved, traditional tango music. (FB RM) Day 9 | Buenos Aires Free Time Relish a morning and afternoon to pursue your own interests in the “Paris of South America.” The possibilities are endless. Visit one of the country’s finest museums at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Or, take an optional trip to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Colonia del Sacramento across the Rio de la Plata in Uruguay. And if you’d like to experience a different side of Argentina, take an optional trip out into the countryside to spend the day at a traditional estancia (ranch), including a lively equestrian show and traditional parrillada (barbecue) lunch. Later, join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for an exclusive A Be My Guest experience in Palermo Soho. You will be welcomed by a local family and long-time residents of this now-trendy neighborhood. Be delighted as they wine and dine you with homemade family recipes. Discover the secrets of kneading country bread and watch as your hosts demonstrate the art of making typical Argentinian crafts. Spending time with this lively family will create a long-lasting memory. (FB BG) Day 10 | Buenos Aires | Lima Bid “Adios” to Buenos Aires and “Hola” to Lima as you fly to Peru. On arrival late this morning, transfer to the hotel where your room is immediately available. Spend the afternoon exploring Peru’s capital with a  A Local Expert. Visit Lima’s colonial sights, including the Plaza de Armas with its impressive cathedral and the stately government palace. (CB) Hotel: Novotel Lima Day 11 | Lima | Cusco | Sacred Valley This morning, fly to Cusco and head for the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Stop at Awanakancha,

where you can see and interact with llamas, alpacas and vicuñas, a A Unique Insight. Enjoy a box picnic lunch before visiting the vibrant market of Pisac, where the local Quechua people gather to sell their produce and handicrafts. Later this afternoon, arrive at your lovely hotel, a former 18th century monastery, in the heart of the Urubamba Valley. Learn about the A Local Specialty of traditional Andean textiles as you see weavers at work. Enjoy dinner with your traveling companions at the hotel. (CB L D) Hotel: Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay Day 12 | Sacred Valley | Machu Picchu After breakfast, head to Ollantaytambo to visit this famous Inca hilltop fortress built from immense blocks of stone. Then board the Vistadome train (light snack included) and view incredible scenery through panoramic windows as you follow the Rio Vilcanota to the town of Aguas Caliente. Upon arrival, transfer to the entrance gate and begin your exploration of one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Your guide  leads you through the ruins of this once-great fortress, built in the 15th century and abandoned nearly 100 years later with the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors. See the highlights of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the great Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and the Intihuatana, an intricately carved rock most likely used as a sundial or calendar by the Incas. This evening, share your stories with your traveling companions over dinner at the hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Hatuchay Hotel Machu Picchu Day 13 | Machu Picchu | Cusco (2 Nights) Return to Machu Picchu to continue discovering on your own. If you’re feeling adventurous, hike up to the Gate of the Sun for stunning views over the fortress and the valley below. Or view the incredible stonework and amazing feats of engineering required to transport the huge blocks of stone to the top of this isolated mountain. In the early afternoon, descend from your mountaintop aerie and board the train to the Sacred Valley. Then, head toward the great colonial city of Cusco via motorcoach. On the way, stop at

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a local chicheria for a sample of chicha, a A Local Specialty, and learn how this Peruvian corn beer is made by local women. (FB) Hotel: Novotel Cusco Day 14 | Cusco Sightseeing and Free Time Take a morning tour of Cusco, the capital of the Incas during their reign. See the highlights of the city including the incredible baroque cathedral on the main Plaza de Armas. Visit the 17th century Church of Santo Domingo, which was built atop the foundations of the Inca Temple of the Sun  often referred to as  Korikancha. Just outside of town, explore the impressive ruins of the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, perched on a hill overlooking Cusco. This evening, celebrate your travels through Latin America at a festive Regional Meal of delicious Cusquenian dishes served at a popular local restaurant with a demonstration of ancestral dances. (FB RM) Day 15 | Cusco | Lima Fly back to Lima late this morning and enjoy an afternoon at leisure. Later meet a  A Local Expert from the Larco Museum, which houses the largest private collection of pre-Columbian art, and learn about the evolution and cultures of ancient Peruvian societies. Then gather with your traveling companions for a Farewell Dinner in the museum’s garden restaurant. (FB FD) Hotel: Novotel Lima Day 16 | Depart Lima Say hasta luego to Lima and transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay in Lima. (CB FB) Please note: In some locations, you will be required to walk on uneven terrain and climb stairs without handrails. You should be in good health and be able to walk without assistance.

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Note: On the train to Machu Picchu, only hand luggage (overnight bag) can be taken. Your suitcase will be securely stored and returned to you in Cusco. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

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Cultures & Contrasts of South America An all-encompassing exploration of Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay – this trip showcases the highlights of South America from scenic Bariloche to the iconic city sites of Rio de Janeiro. It’s Insider moments like… stepping off the beaten path to meet those who live off the land – and experiencing local life as you lunch with them. Like in Chile, where you head into Maipo Valley to meet one of the vineyard-rich region’s winemakers. Tasting his produce over a gourmet lunch, it’s discovering the story behind the founder’s Italian roots, and finding out how the family have blended age-old techniques with state-of-the-art innovation, helping turn Chile into a world-famous wine nation.

Nahuel Huapi National Park, Bariloche

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Santiago (3 Nights) Bienvenido a Santiago! On arrival to the airport, you will be met by a local host and taken to your luxurious downtown hotel. Get settled into your room or set out and explore the vibrant city of Santiago. Hotel: InterContinental Santiago Day 2 | Santiago Sightseeing

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It's iconic places City tours of Santiago, Bariloche, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. Visit Chile’s Wine Country, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Recoleta Cemetery, Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay, Iguassu Falls, Sugarloaf and Corcovado. Cruise in Patagonia’s Lake District.

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This morning, meet your A Local Expert for a city tour and a visit to the Central Market. Then head for the Maipo Valley, Chile’s most traditional wine-producing valley known for its premium wines. Visit an exclusive winery where you enjoy a gourmet Welcome Reception lunch of savory regional dishes served alfresco on the beautiful grounds. After, meet the winemaker, your A Local Expert, for a personalized winery experience, from the vineyards to the bottling process. Finally, celebrate Chile’s proud wine-making traditions with a wine tasting. (FB WR) Day 3 | Santiago Free Time Enjoy a day in Santiago on your own. Perhaps embark on an optional trip to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Valparaiso, site of a

historic naval battle and the seaside resort of Vina del Mar. Your Travel Director will be happy to assist in planning any activities for your day. In the evening, gather for a Regional Meal at a favorite local restaurant in the Bellavista neighborhood of the city. (FB RM) Day 4 | Santiago | Puerto Varas Fly south from the Chilean capital to Puerto Montt. Then it’s on to Puerto Varas for an orientation tour of the “City of Roses” on the way to your lakeside hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy before dinner in the evening. (FB DW) Hotel: Cabana del Lago Day 5 | Puerto Varas | Lake Crossing | Bariloche (2 Nights) An exciting day awaits as you cross the Andes via land and water. Your first stop is the Petrohue River to see the burbling waterfalls cascade over black volcanic rock. Then cross Todos Los Santos Lake with the mighty Osorno Volcano looming in the background. Keep an eye out for the giant Andean condor gliding over the lake. Back on land, it’s time to sit back and relax as you drive by breathtaking landscapes of snowcapped mountains, gloriously green

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Day 6 | Bariloche Sightseeing and Free Time Discover the natural wonders of one of Argentina’s prettiest areas, known as the “Switzerland of South America.” Meet your A Local Expert  and travel along the “Circuito Chico” for spectacular views of forests, mountains and sparkling waters in Nahuel Huapi National Park. Visit lovely Playa Bonita, soak up the scenery from the hilltop of St. Edward’s Chapel on the Llao Llao Peninsula, and ride a chairlift to the top of Cerro Campanario for sweeping views of the high peaks of Catedral and Tronador. Then, learn about Bariloche’s chocolate connection with a visit to the Chocolate Museum. After a briefing on almost 2,000 years of chocolate history, view the production area and sample a delicious array of this  A Local Specialty. The rest of the day is free in Bariloche. (FB) Day 7 | Bariloche | Buenos Aires (4 Nights) Fly from the edge of Patagonia to the vibrant city of Buenos Aires. Enjoy a free afternoon and evening to explore on your own. See some of the sights of this lively and colorful city or enjoy a savory meal at a local restaurant. Your Travel Director will be happy to assist you in planning your time. (FB) Hotel: Emperador Buenos Aires Day 8 | Buenos Aires Sightseeing Get acquainted with Argentina’s largest city and capital this morning with a guided visit. See the Plaza de Mayo and the iconic pink Casa Rosada. Then view the colorful and fashionable neighborhoods of La Boca, San Telmo and Palermo. See the Teatro Colon, a landmark in Buenos Aires and a 

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the opera house, including the main function rooms and main stage. Drive along the stately Avenida 9 de Julio, said to be the widest street in the world, to the elegant Recoleta, the impressive cemetery where Eva Peron (Evita), Argentina’s former first lady, is buried. Later, join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for an exclusive A Be My Guest experience in Palermo Soho. You will be welcomed by a local family and long-time residents of this now-trendy neighborhood in the fashionable Palermo Viejo. Be delighted as they wine and dine you with homemade family recipes. Discover the secrets of kneading country bread and watch as your hosts demonstrate the art of typical Argentinian crafts. Spending time with this lively family will create a long-lasting memory. (FB BG) Day 9 | Colonia del Sacramento Excursion Cross the Rio de la Plata by hydrofoil this morning. On the Uruguayan side, a A Local Expert takes you on a tour through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic district of charming Colonia del Sacramento. Afterward, there’s plenty of time to stroll through the exclusive art galleries and shops on your own. Return by hydrofoil to Argentina later this afternoon. (FB)

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 72 for details. Land and Intra Air prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Santiago-Puerto Montt, BarilocheBuenos Aires, Buenos Aires-Iguassu Falls, and Iguassu FallsRio de Janeiro. and require purchase of round-trip travel on a LATAM airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities. If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2014. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Day 10 | Buenos Aires Free Time Relish a day on your own in the “Paris of South America.” If you like, take an optional trip to a traditional Argentinian estancia (ranch) for the day; share a drink with the local gauchos (cowboys), marvel at their horsemanship during a lively equestrian show then feast on a traditional parrillada (barbecue) lunch. Tonight, linger over a  Regional Meal and a chance for an authentic taste of world-renowned Argentinian beef! Cap off the evening by ...continued on next page

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watching a sensual performance of the best tango dancers in Buenos Aires. (FB RM) Day 11 | Buenos Aires | Iguassu Falls Take a morning flight to Iguassu Falls, Argentina. Spend some time getting acquainted with the geography of this unique region at the Visitors Center before entering Iguassu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to one of the world’s largest waterfalls and to such endangered species as the giant otter and anteater. Board an open-air ecological jungle train and make stops along the way  to take in  different views and perspectives of the falls. Then take a walk on a protruding catwalk to see the cascades up close and view the thundering Devil’s Throat Falls. End your adventure by crossing the border into Brazil for a relaxing evening and dinner at your resort hotel. (FB  D) Hotel: Iguassu Resort Day 12 | Iguassu Falls | Rio de Janeiro (4 Nights) Head back into Iguassu National Park and spend the morning exploring the Brazilian side of the falls with a A Local Expert, including a scenic walk through the rainforest at the base of the falls. This afternoon board the short flight to Rio and transfer to your elegant oceanfront hotel in the heart of Copacabana. The evening is free for you to enjoy. (FB) Hotel: Miramar Hotel by Windsor

Day 13 | Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and Free Time Ascend Sugarloaf Mountain by cable car. From this vantage point, the views are unforgettable of the city and bay. Back at the hotel, your afternoon is at leisure.  Perhaps visit the bar that inspired the 1963 hit song Girl from Ipanema, or visit the Hippie Fair Crafts Market, an entertaining place to stroll for arts and crafts and people watch. Your Travel Director will gladly assist you with activities and things to do in the area. (FB) Day 14 | Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and Free Time Board a classic cogwheel train for the journey to the summit of majestic Corcovado, site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Then continue your exploration of the cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city) and it’s many contrasts from the 18th century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church to the 20th century opera house, Sambodromo and city Cathedral. Tonight, why not join an optional outing and feel the spirit of Rio’s world-famous Carnival as you are treated to a lively extravaganza of Samba dance and music? (FB)

flightseeing over the city. Later this afternoon, head over to a Samba school, a A Unique Insight, where a representative of the school will give insight into how the school operates and how they prepare for Carnival week. You’ll also be able to view Carnival costumes and for those that desire, participate in a dance lesson accompanied by a musical Samba Trio and a few Mulata dancers. Afterward, visit a renowned churrascaria with amazing views of Rio and the ocean for a festive Farewell Dinner complete with a caipirinha mixing demonstration, a A Local Specialty. (FB FD) Day 16 | Depart Rio de Janeiro Your day is free until your transfer to the airport for your flight home, or perhaps choose to extend your stay in Rio de Janeiro. For your comfort, your room is reserved until 6 pm. (FB)

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Day 15 | Rio de Janeiro Free Time and Sightseeing Much of the day is free for independent activities. Optional experiences include a visit to one of the nearby favellas, a harbor cruise or helicopter

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Icons of South America A round-trip across South America’s most influential and intoxicating countries, the icons of Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile are brought to life by Insiders and unique experiences. It’s Insider moments like… feeling the beats of South America as you dance Samba at a churrascaria barbecue restaurant in Rio and see how Argentinian tango should be danced at Lina and Gaspar’s home in Buenos Aires. It’s meeting other locals passionate about sharing the traditions of their homeland – like chef Sebastian Figuera in Lima, who explains the importance of fruits and vegetables in Peruvian cooking before serving you a lunch of delectable local dishes at the Barranco Museum of Contemporary Art’s restaurant.

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Lima (2 Nights) Bienvenidos a Lima, dubbed the “City of Kings” by conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1535.  You will be met by a local host upon arrival and taken to your luxury hotel in fashionable Miraflores (check-in time is 3 p.m.). Hotel: Hilton Miraflores Day 2 | Lima Free Time and Sightseeing

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Later this morning, a special experience is waiting to welcome you to beautiful Peru. Meet Sebastian Figuera, a young chef who has already worked alongside many of Peru’s award-winning chefs. Visit a local market in Surquillo where Sebastian will explain how Peruvian fruits and vegetable are the bases of diverse Peruvian cooking. Afterward, visit Barranco’s Museum of Contemporary Art’s restaurant for a Welcome Reception and A Be My Guest lunch of different Peruvian dishes, such as Aji de Gallina and Lomo Saltado, created just for you by  Sebastian and the restaurant owner. After lunch, start your city tour of the highlights of Lima with a A Local Expert. Enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of Lima’s ancient districts and visit the Church of San Francisco, the most notable group of colonial buildings in the city. Its unique wooden cupola of Moorish design covers the imperial staircase. Explore the impressive underground catacombs along with a religious art museum and extensive library. (FB BG) Day 3 | Lima | Cusco | Sacred Valley

Sacred Valley, Peru

It's iconic places City tours of Lima, Cusco, Santiago, Bariloche, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. Visit Awanakancha, the Christ the Redeemer statue, Pisac, the ruins at Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Sacsayhuaman, Chile’s wine country, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay, Iguassu Falls, Sugarloaf and Corcovado. Cruise in Patagonia’s Lake District. Scenic drive through the Sacred Valley and Patagonia’s Lake District. Iconic train journey between the Sacred Valley and Aguas Calientes aboard the Vistadome train.

Fly to Cusco this morning. On the drive to the Sacred Valley, stop to meet a Shaman who will perform a Pago a la Tierra (Payment to Mother Earth) ceremony, an ancient ritual of the Andean culture and a A Unique Insight, to welcome you to Cusco and bless your trip. Afterward, stop to visit an animal rescue sanctuary, a A Unique Insight, in Cochahuasi where animals such as vicuñas, alpacas, llamas, and Andean condors are being protected and rehabilitated. Then you will learn about the natural dyeing techniques native weavers from different areas use as they show their various weaving styles and way of dress, a  A Local Specialty. Enjoy a box picnic lunch before exploring the vibrant handicraft market of Pisac. Visit a local chicheria to learn about chicha, a  A Local Specialty and favorite drink of the Andes. Arrive at your

luxurious valley retreat in the heart of the Andes this afternoon. (CB L D) Hotel: Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness Day 4 | Sacred Valley | Machu Picchu Head toward Machu Picchu aboard the Vistadome train (light snack included). Panoramic views of the valley and mountains are sure to delight. Once you arrive at this UNESCO World Heritage Site, explore the stunning ruins of this oncegreat fortress with a A Local Expert. Visit the great Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and the intricately carved Intihuatana.  Later, if you’re interested in participating, a cooking class will be offered by the hotel’s head chef where you will learn how to prepare Peruvian ceviche and mix the perfect pisco sour. Dinner is at the hotel this evening. (FB  D) Hotel: Sumaq Machu Picchu Day 5 | Machu Picchu | Ollantaytambo | Cusco (2 Nights) Return to Machu Picchu and continue your exploration on your own. Perhaps hike up to the Gate of the Sun for stunning views. Then travel back to the Sacred Valley by train and visit the Inca stronghold of Ollantaytambo. This evening is free to explore Cusco or simply enjoy the amenities of your elegant five star hotel. (FB) Hotel:  Palacio del Inka, a Starwood Luxury Collection A Authentic Accommodation Day 6 | Cusco Sightseeing Meet a A Local Expert and begin the day with a visit to Sacsayhuaman, an impressive site of ruins towering over Cusco and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then visit the Cathedral, a stunning example of colonial architecture that was completed in 1694 after over 100 years of construction. Also visit Bohemian San Blas, a unique neighborhood with artisan shops and craft workshops. Stroll the cobblestone streets and admire the Incan Walls. Later, visit La Casa Concha Museum, a A Unique Insight, to see archeologist Hiram Bingham’s 360 artifacts recently sent back to Peru from Yale University. Then meet an anthropologist, a A Local Expert, from renowned National University of Antonio Abad in Cusco, and gain insight into Peru’s history, geography and culture. The afternoon is free, followed by a ...continued on next page

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Your Choice dinner in the evening, giving you the option to eat at one of several local restaurants. (FB YC) Day 7 | Cusco | Lima This morning, see the most important temple in the Inca Empire, the Temple of Korikancha. Enjoy a walking tour with a A Local Expert who shares stories about one of the  oldest continuously inhabited cities in the western hemisphere. Afterward, visit a favorite restaurant in Cusco for a lunch of local cuisine. Later this afternoon, return to Lima to unwind or explore on your own. With a free evening, perhaps join an optional dinner outing. (FB  L) Hotel: Costa del Sol Ramada Lima Day 8 | Lima | Santiago (3 Nights) Say hasta luego to Peru this morning and transfer to the airport for your flight to Santiago, the fifth largest city in South America. The evening is free for you to explore or relax at your hotel. (FB) Hotel: InterContinental Santiago Day 9 | Santiago Sightseeing This morning, meet your A Local Expert for an exciting  tour of the city and a visit to the Central Market. Then head for the Maipo Valley, Chile’s most traditional wine-producing  region known for its premium wines. Visit an exclusive winery where you will enjoy a gourmet Regional Meal served alfresco on the beautiful grounds. After, meet the winemaker, your A Local Expert, for a personalised winery experience, from the vineyards to the bottling process. Then celebrate Chile’s proud winemaking traditions with a wine tasting. Return to your hotel, which is situated in one of Santiago’s most beautiful neighborhoods, near boutiques, bars and restaurants. (FB RM) Day 10 | Santiago Free Time Enjoy a day in Santiago on your own. Perhaps embark on an optional trip to Valparaiso, a UNESCO World Heritage city, and the seaside resort of Vina del Mar. In the evening, gather for a Regional Meal at a favorite restaurant of Santiago locals in the Bellavista neighborhood of the city. (FB RM) Day 11 | Santiago | Puerto Varas Fly south from the Chilean capital to Puerto Montt, one of Chile’s beautiful coastal ports. Then it’s on to Puerto Varas for an orientation tour of the “City of Roses” on the way to your lakeside hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy before an included dinner in the evening. (FB  DW) Hotel: Cabana del Lago

Day 12 | Puerto Varas | Lake Crossing | Bariloche (2 Nights) An exciting day awaits as you cross the Andes via land and water. Your first stop is the Petrohue River to see the burbling waterfalls cascade over black volcanic rock. Then cross Todos Los Santos Lake with the mighty Osorno Volcano looming in the background. Keep an eye out for the giant Andean condor gliding over the lake. Back on land, it’s time to sit back and relax as you drive by breathtaking landscapes of snowcapped mountains, gloriously green forests and sapphire blue lakes. Stop for a delicious lunch in pretty Peulla before crossing the border into Argentina and enjoying a cruise on majestic Lake Nahuel Huapi. Arrive in Bariloche this evening. (FB L) Hotel: Edelweiss Bariloche Day 13 | Bariloche Sightseeing and Free Time Discover the natural wonders of one of Argentina’s prettiest areas, known as the “Switzerland of South America.” Meet your A Local Expert and travel along the “Circuito Chico” for spectacular views of forests, mountains and sparkling waters in Nahuel Huapi National Park. Visit lovely Playa Bonita, soak up the scenery from the hilltop of St. Edward’s Chapel on the Llao Llao Peninsula, and ride a chairlift to the top of Cerro Campanario for sweeping views of the high peaks of Catedral and Tronador. Then, learn about Bariloche’s chocolate connection with a visit to the Chocolate Museum. After a briefing on almost 2,000 years of chocolate history, view the production area and sample a delicious array of this A Local Specialty. The rest of the day is free in Bariloche. (FB) Day 14 | Bariloche | Buenos Aires (4 Nights) Fly from the edge of Patagonia to the vibrant city of Buenos Aires. Enjoy a free afternoon and evening to explore on your own. See some of the sights of this lively and colorful city or enjoy a savory meal at a local restaurant. Your Travel Director will be happy to assist you in planning your time. (FB) Hotel: Emperador Buenos Aires Day 15 | Buenos Aires Sightseeing Get acquainted with Argentina’s largest city and capital this morning with a guided visit. See the Plaza de Mayo and the iconic pink Casa Rosada. View the colorful and fashionable neighborhoods of La Boca, San Telmo and Palermo. See the Teatro Colon, a landmark in Buenos Aires and a A Unique Insight. Take a backstage tour of the opera house, including the main function rooms and main stage. Drive along the stately Avenida 9 de Julio, said to be the widest street in the world, to the elegant Recoleta, the impressive cemetery where Eva Peron (Evita),

Argentina’s former first lady, is buried. Later, join your Travel Director and fellow travelers for an exclusive A Be My Guest experience in Palermo Soho. You will be welcomed by a local family and long-time residents of this now-trendy neighborhood in the fashionable Palermo Viejo. Be delighted as they wine and dine you with homemade family recipes. Discover the secrets of kneading country bread and watch as your hosts demonstrate the art of typical Argentinian crafts. Spending time with this lively family will create a long-lasting memory. (FB BG) Day 16 | Colonia del Sacramento Excursion Cross the Rio de la Plata by hydrofoil this morning. On the Uruguayan side, a A Local Expert takes you on a tour through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed historic district of charming Colonia del Sacramento. Afterward, there’s plenty of time to stroll through the exclusive art galleries and shops on your own. Return by hydrofoil to Argentina later this afternoon. (FB) Day 17 | Buenos Aires Free Time Relish a morning and afternoon to pursue your own interests in the “Paris of South America.” The possibilities are endless. Visit one of the country’s finest museums at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. If you’d like to experience a different side of Argentina, take an optional trip into the countryside and spend the day at a traditional estancia (ranch), including a lively equestrian show and traditional parrillada (barbecue) lunch. This evening, linger over a Regional Meal and a chance for an authentic taste of world-renowned Argentinian beef! Cap off the evening by watching the best tango dancers in Buenos Aires perform and experience the passion and power of Argentina’s beloved, traditional tango music. (FB RM) Day 18 | Buenos Aires | Iguassu Falls Take a morning flight to Iguassu Falls, Argentina. Spend some time getting acquainted with the geography of this unique region at the Visitors Center before entering Iguassu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to one of the world’s largest waterfalls and to such endangered species as the giant otter and giant anteater. Board an open-air ecological jungle train and bask in the majesty of the many different views and perspectives of the falls. Along the way, take a walk on a protruding catwalk to get an up-close view of the cascades and view the thundering Devil’s Throat Falls. End your adventure by crossing the border into Brazil for a relaxing evening and dinner at your resort hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Iguassu Resort

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Day 19 | Iguassu Falls | Rio de Janeiro (4 Nights) Return to Iguassu National Park and spend the morning exploring the Brazilian side of the falls with a A Local Expert, including a scenic walk through the rainforest at the base of the falls. This afternoon board a short flight to Rio de Janeiro and transfer to your elegant hotel overlooking pristine Copacabana Beach for a free evening. (FB) Hotel: Miramar Hotel by Windsor Day 20 | Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and Free Time Ascend Sugarloaf Mountain by cable car. From this vantage point the views of the city and bay are unforgettable. This afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps visit the bar that inspired the 1963 hit song Girl from Ipanema, or the Hippie Fair Crafts Market, an entertaining place to stroll for arts and crafts and people watch. Your Travel Director  will be happy to assist you with activities or planning the afternoon. (FB) Day 21 | Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and Free Time Board a classic cogwheel train for the journey to the summit of majestic Corcovado, site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Then continue your exploration of the cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city) and it’s many contrasts from the 18th century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church to the 20th century opera house, Sambodromo and city Cathedral.  Tonight, why not join an optional outing and feel the spirit of Rio’s world-famous Carnival as you are treated to a lively extravaganza of Samba dance and music? (FB) Day 22 | Rio de Janeiro Free Time and Sightseeing

Day 23 | Depart Rio de Janeiro Your day is free until your transfer to the airport for your onward flight, or perhaps choose to extend your stay in Rio de Janeiro. For your comfort, your room is reserved until 6 pm. (FB) Please note: In some locations, you will be required to walk on uneven terrain and climb stairs without handrails. You should be in good health and be able to walk without assistance.

Extend Your Vacation 5 Day Peruvian Amazon See page  66 for more information on this pre-extension.

Extend Your Vacation 4 Day Brazilian Amazon See page  66 for more information on this post-extension.

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Trip Type: Discoveries activities. Optional experiences include a visit to one of the nearby favellas, a harbor cruise or helicopter flightseeing over Copacabana. Later this afternoon, head over to a Samba school, a A Unique Insight, where a representative of the school will give insight into how the school operates and how they prepare for Carnival week. You’ll also be able to view Carnival costumes and for those that desire, participate in a dance lesson accompanied by a musical Samba Trio and a few Mulata dancers. Afterward, visit a renowned churrascaria with amazing views of Rio and the ocean, for a festive Farewell Dinner complete with a caipirinha mixing demonstration, a A Local Specialty. (FB FD)

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 72 for details. Land and Intra Air prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Lima-Cusco, Cusco-Lima, LimaSantiago, Santiago-Puerto Montt, Bariloche-Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires-Iguassu Falls and Iguassu Falls-Rio de Janeiro and require purchase of round-trip travel on a LATAM airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities. If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2014. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com. Note: On the train to Machu Picchu, only hand luggage (overnight bag) can be taken. Your suitcase will be securely stored and returned to you in Cusco. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Authentic Accommodation Palacio del Inka, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel, Cusco, Peru A mansion dating back nearly five centuries, the elegant Palacio del Inka (“Inca palace”), an A Authentic Accommodation, is an iconic representation of old world Cusco surrounded by the historic city center.

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This locally hosted pre and post itinerary extension is only available in conjunction with: Impressions of South America (LISA; pages 49-51); Best of South America (LBSA; pages 52-53); South America Revealed (LSRA; pages 57-59); Cultures and Contrasts of South America (LCAC; pages 60-62) and Icons of South America (LICO; pages 63-65).

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Day 3 | Amazon Exploration

Fly to Manaus, Brazil (not included in vacation price on pre-trip extension). Upon arrival, you’ll be taken to your hotel before embarking on a city tour. Visit the grand Palacio Rio Negro, former home of a rubber baron and now a museum preserving the traditional Amazonian culture. Discover the floating harbor and nearby Customs House, the vibrant Mercado Municipal, and the famed Opera House, constructed during the rubber boom of Manaus’ golden age. Hotel: Tropical Manaus

After breakfast, embark on a guided walk through the rainforest. When you enter the dense jungle, imagine yourself as one of the first explorers of the Amazon—perhaps you’ll spot the capybara, the world’s largest rodent, or get a glimpse of an anaconda as it naps on the branches of a tree. Then visit the home of native Amazonians to learn about their culture and way of life. This evening, take to the river on a moonlit search for caiman. (FB L D)

Fly to Lima, Peru (not included in vacation price). Upon arrival in Lima, you’ll be met and escorted to your airport hotel where the rest of the day is on your own (check in time 3pm). Hotel: Ramada Costa del Sol Lima Airport Day 2 | Lima | Puerto Maldonado | Corto Maltes Amazonia (3 Nights) This morning, fly to remote Puerto Maldonado; then enjoy a journey on the Madre de Rios River to your jungle lodge. Get your first taste of the rainforest as your expert guide introduces you to the trees, medicinal plants, insects and animals that call the jungle home. Before dinner, take a short caimanspotting expedition aboard a small boat. (FB L D) Hotel: Corto Maltes Amazonia Day 3 | Amazon Exploration After a dawn excursion to a popular feeding area for multi-colored parrots, enjoy breakfast and then watch monkeys cavorting among the trees of Monkey Island. A short boat ride takes you into the Tambopata Candamo National Reserve. Disembark and hike through

the jungle, marveling at towering green walls of vegetation, the cacophony of birdcalls and the sunlight filtering through the canopy above (rubber boots provided during rainy season). Arrive at lovely Sandoval Lake where you may spot a wide variety of birds, monkeys, giant river otters, black caimans and the elusive anaconda. Savor a sunset over the lake before heading back to your lodge. (FB L D) Day 4 | Amazon Exploration Enjoy the morning at leisure to stroll the grounds or take a dip in the pool. Then immerse yourself in local culture with members of the Ese’eja tribe and visit a local farm to learn about traditional Amazonian agriculture. Later, relish your last dinner in the rainforest and watch the stars twinkling in the great night sky. (FB L D) Day 5 | Corto Maltes Amazonia | Puerto Maldonado | Lima After breakfast, bid farewell to the Amazon and head back to Puerto Maldonado for your flight to Lima, where you join your vacation on Day 1. (FB)

Day 4 | Amazon | Manaus | Rio Day 2 | Manaus | Amazon Ecopark de Janeiro Jungle Lodge (2 Nights) Visit Monkey Forest, a rehabilitation This morning, travel upstream to the center and wildlife refuge, to watch the famous “Meeting of the Waters” and rescued monkeys eat and play. Then say watch the dark water of the Rio Negro goodbye to the Amazon as you return mix with the brown water of the Solimoes to Manaus Airport for your flight to as the mighty river flows eastward to the Rio de Janeiro where you will join Atlantic. After lunch, choose to take your vacation on Day 1. Guests joining an optional canoe excursion down a from Cultures and Contrasts of South smaller tributary and try your hand at America or Icons of South America will piranha fishing, or just relax and soak end their vacation at Manaus Airport for up the jungle atmosphere. Later this their flight home. (FB) afternoon, transfer to your lodge on the banks of the Rio Taruma. (FB  L  D) Hotel: Amazon ECOPARK Jungle Lodge

4 Days Land & Intra Air from: $1325

5 Days Land & Intra Air from: $850 1 Oct '14 - 31 Dec '14 1 Jan '15 - 31 Dec '15 ▲1 Jan '16 - 31 Mar '16 ▲

REF: LPERU Twin Share

Triple Room Discount

Single Room Supplement

850 875 925

30 30 30

225 225 250

2016 dates: Subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed in the 2016 brochure.

TRIP NOTES WI-FI:  see page 72 for details. Land and Intra-Air: Above prices include economy air and air-related charges for the flights Lima-Puerto Maldonado and Puerto Maldonado-Lima, require purchase of Highlights of Peru; Conquistadors, Sacred Valleys and Inca Mysteries; Land of the Incas; In the Footsteps of the Incas or Icons of South America and also require purchase of round-trip travel on a LATAM airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities. If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2014. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com. When booking this extension we recommend a pre-night reservation. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

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1 Oct '14 - 31 Dec '14 1 Jan '15 - 31 Dec '15 ▲1 Jan '16 - 31 Mar '16 ▲

REF: LBRAZ Twin Share

Triple Room Discount

Single Room Supplement

1325 1395 1450

10 10 10

295 295 325

2016 dates: Subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed in the 2016 brochure.

TRIP NOTES WI-FI:  see page 72 for details. Land and Intra Air: Above prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Manaus-Rio de Janeiro (pre-extension) or  Rio de Janeiro-Manaus (post-extension), and require purchase of the Impressions of South America; Best of South America; South America Revealed; Cultures and Contrasts of South America; or Icons of South America vacation and require purchase of round-trip travel on a LATAM airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities. If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2014. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com. Please note: When booking this as a pre-extension we recommend you purchase an extra night in Manaus on arrival if your flight arrives during the early morning hours to ensure immediate occupancy of your hotel room. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

5 Days Land & Intra Air from: $1325

Easter Island This locally hosted post-itinerary extension is available in conjunction with Highlights of Peru (LHPA; pages 40-41); In the Footsteps of the Incas (LLIL; pages 42-43); Conquistadors, Sacred Valley & Inca Mysteries (LCSV; pages 44-45); Land of the Incas (LLIA; pages 46-48); Best of South America (LBSA; pages 52-53) or South America Revealed (LSRA; pages 57-59).

From Lima 1 Oct '14 - 31 Dec '14 1 Jan '15 - 31 Dec '15 ▲1 Jan '16 - 31 Mar '16

REF: LEAST

Twin Share

Triple Room Discount

Single Room Supplement

1325 1375 1425

65 65 65

375 495 525

4 Days Land & Intra Air from: $975 From Santiago 1 Oct '14 - 31 Dec '14 1 Jan '15 - 31 Dec '15 ▲1 Jan '16 - 31 Mar '16 ▲

REF: LEAS3

Twin Share

Triple Room Discount

Single Room Supplement

975 995 1025

55 55 55

195 325 350

2016 dates: Subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed in the 2016 brochure.

TRIP NOTES WI-FI:  see page 72 for details. Easter Island from Lima: Includes an additional day at the trip hotel in Lima before the overnight flight to Easter Island.

Easter Island, Chile

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Lima Enjoy the day in Lima before an evening transfer takes you to the airport for your overnight flight to Easter Island. Day 2 | Arrive Easter Island (3 Nights) Welcome to Easter Island (Day 1 for guests flying from Santiago) where the language, music and traditions thrive amongst the island’s inhabitants, while the enormous carved stone moai tell of a more remote past. After checking in to your hotel, enjoy the rest of the day on your own. (CB  L  D) Hotel: Otai Rapanui Day 3 | Easter Island Sightseeing Visit the fallen monolithic statues, Ahus Vaihu in the bay of Hanga Te’e, and Akahanga. Proceed to Rano Raraku, quarry of almost 900 stone statues, 397 of them still lying or standing at the slopes of the extinct volcano. Visit Ahu Tongariki, the largest restoration on the island. Then visit Ahu Te Pito Kura and the

“Navel of the World” and the beach of Anakena with its restored Ahus Nau Nau and Ature Huke. There you will have the opportunity to enjoy the warm Pacific Ocean. (FB  L  D)

Land and Intra Air: Above prices include one-way economy air and air-related charges for flights between, depending on your adjoining trip, Lima-Easter Island (via Santiago) or SantiagoEaster Island, require purchase of Highlights of Peru; In the Footsteps of the Incas; Land of the Incas; Conquistadors, Sacred Valleys and Inca Mysteries; Best of South America or South America Revealed and require purchase of round-trip travel on a LATAM airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities. If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2014. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Day 4 | Easter Island Sightseeing Delve deeper into Easter Island’s singular history and culture today as your expert guide takes you to explore Rano Kau, an extinct volcano with stunning views of the island, and the village of Orongo, the ceremonial center of the mysterious Birdman cult. Drive to restored Ahu Akivi with seven Moais. Visit the topknot-quarry Puna Pau where all the Pukaos were made. (FB) Day 5 | Depart Easter Island Enjoy some free time this morning before transferring to the airport for your onward flight arrangements (not included in vacation price). (FB)

Moai, Easter Island

Rano Kau Caldera, Easter Island

KEY: A Insider Experience KP Kick-off Party WR Welcome Reception FB Full Breakfast CB Continental Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner RM Regional Meal FD Farewell Dinner BG Be My Guest Dining DW Dinner with Wine YC Your Choice Dining

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Galapagos Islands Cruise – Yacht Isabela II

This locally hosted post-itinerary extension is only available in conjunction with: Colorful Trails of Ecuador (LCTA; pages 38-39); Highlights of Peru (LHPA; pages 40-41); Conquistadors, Sacred Valleys & Inca Mysteries (LCSV; pages 44-45); Land of the Incas (LLIA pages 46-48); and South America Revealed (LSRA; pages 57-59). HIGHEST ELEVATION POINT 2,834 ft.

Sulivan Bay

SANTIAGO ISLAND Bartolome

North Seymour Island

Island

TO GUAYAQUIL FROM QUITO Yacht Isabella II

SANTA CRUZ ISLAND ISLA ISABELA

South Plaza Island

Darwin Research Station

1 Jan '15 - 31 Mar '16 ▲

Twin Share

Triple Room Share

Single Room Supplement

Child (5-11)

4025

3995

5250

3075

5 Days Land, Cruise & Intra Air from: $3650 1 Jan '15 - 31 Mar '16 ▲ ▲

Twin Share

3650

Triple Room Share

3650

REF: LBEL1

Single Room Supplement

5095

Child (5-11)

2895

2016 dates: Subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed in the 2016 brochure.

TRIP NOTES WI-FI:  see page 72 for details. 5 Day Extension: This option is for guests joining from the Colorful Trails of Ecuador vacation who join the extension on Day 3 of listed itinerary. Above prices include: Galapagos National Park Fee: US$100 per adult, US$50 per child under 11; Galapagos Transit Control Card: US$10 per person. Availability is limited; single and triple cabins are on application only - book early!

BALTRA ISLAND

Las Bachas

7 Days Land, Cruise & Intra Air from: $4025 REF: LBELA

SANTA FE ISLAND

Land and Intra Air : Above prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Lima-Quito, QuitoGalapagos and Galapagos-Guayaquil (Guayaquil-Galapagos and Galapagos-Guayaquil for Colorful Trails of Ecuador), require purchase of Highlights of Peru; Conquistadors, Sacred Valleys and Inca Mysteries; Land of the Incas; South America Revealed, or Colorful Trails of Ecuador vacation and require purchase of round-trip travel on a LATAM airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities. If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2014. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com.   Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Galápagos Islands

Start

Number of overnight stays

End

Sightseeing stops

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Lima | Quito (2 Nights) Fly to Quito where you will be greeted at the airport and taken to your hotel. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Colon Quito Day 2 | Quito Sightseeing and Free Time

see South Plaza Island, home to the famed Galapagos sea lions, yellow-gray land iguanas, and the unusual prickly pear cactus tree. (FB L D) Day 5 | Galapagos Cruise | Santa Cruz Island

Visit the historical center of the city, which was the first place in the world to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then travel to the “Middle of the World” to stand on the Equator. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. (FB L D)

Land near a long sandy beach on North Seymour Island where sea lions and marine iguanas hang out on the rocks. Later, swim and snorkel at Las Bachas, a saltwater lagoon and important feeding ground for flamingos. (FB L D)

Day 3 | Quito | Galapagos Cruise (4 Nights) | Santa Cruz Island

Day 6 | Galapagos Cruise | Santiago Island

(This will be Day 1 of extension for guests joining from Colorful Trails of Ecuador from Guayaquil). Fly to Baltra Island and transfer by ferry to Santa Cruz Island. Visit “Los Gemelos,” two large craters, and the Charles Darwin Research Station in Puerto Ayora. Board your boat and enjoy a Welcome Drink before dinner. Accommodations: Yacht Isabela II (FB L D) Day 4 | Galapagos Cruise | South Plaza Island Visit Santa Fe Island where the small tranquil bay of Bahia Barrington is home to green sea turtles and spotted eagle rays. This afternoon,

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Blue-footed booby, Galapagos

Visit Bartolome Island whose landscape is breathtaking. Hike to the summit for impressive views. The island is also home to the Galapagos Penguin, the only existing species of penguin in the equator area. Arrive at Sullivan Bay and enjoy a farewell cocktail this evening. (FB L D) Day 7 | Galapagos Cruise | Baltra Island | Depart Guayaquil Transfer to Baltra Airport for your flight to Guayaquil where you’ll be assisted with your connection to your international flight (not included in vacation price) or transferred to the Guayaquil hotel if you wish to extend your stay. (FB)

Yacht Isabella II

KEY: A Insider Experience KP Kick-off Party WR Welcome Reception FB Full Breakfast CB Continental Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner RM Regional Meal FD Farewell Dinner BG Be My Guest Dining DW Dinner with Wine YC Your Choice Dining

Patagonia & Cape Horn Cruise mv Via Australis

Uruguay

This locally hosted pre-itinerary is only available in conjunction with Spirit of Argentina (LARG: pages 36-37) or Patagonian This locally hosted post-itinerary extension to Cape Horn Grand Adventure (LPGA: pages 54-56). Boasting a coastline of and the southern region of Patagonia is only available in beautiful sandy beaches, several sweet-water rivers and many conjunction with Spirit of Argentina (LARG; pages 36-37) or lakes, and Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and British influences. Patagonian Grand Adventure (LPGA; pages 54-56). Situated between Argentina and Brazil, Uruguay’s landscape It’s travel beyond the expected of rolling green hills gives way to first rate cattle ranches and Day 1 | Depart Ushuaia | Beagle Day 3 | Patagonia Cruise | Garabaldi agricultural lands. Channel | Patagonia Cruise (3 Nights)

Fjord and Pia Glacier

Board the M/V Via Australis cruise ship this afternoon. Enjoy a cocktail reception hosted by the Captain. Accommodations: M/V Via Australis (D)

This morning, cruise into Garibaldi Fjord where we disembark for a hike for spectacular views. In the afternoon, we navigate along the Beagle Channel to reach Pia Fjord, where we disembark. Day 2 | Patagonia Cruise | Cape Horn Take a short hike with panoramic views and Wulaia Bay of the Pia Glacier. Continue cruising Cruise through Murray Channel and the Beagle Channel through majestic Nassau Bay to reach Cape Horn National Glacier Alley. (CB L D) Park, where, weather permitting, we go ashore. The legendary Cape Horn Day 4 | Patagonia Cruise | Ushuaia | was discovered in 1616 and is a sheer Depart Buenos Aires 1,394-foot (425-meter) high rocky promontory. In the afternoon, go ashore at historic Wulaia Bay. Take an enchanting walk through the Magellan Forest. (FB L D)

Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires domestic airport where you will be transferred to the International Airport. (CB) Please do not schedule flights before 7 p.m.

4 Days Land & Intra Air from: $2375 From Ushuaia Cabin AA 1 Jan '15 - 31 Mar '16 ▲ Cabin A 1 Jan '15 - 31 Mar '16 ▲

REF: LAUS Twin Share

Triple Room Discount

Single Room Supplement

2475

160

1250

2375

150

1195

Twin Share

Triple Room Discount

Single Room Supplement

3295

180

1550

3195

150

1495

5 Days Land & Intra Air from: $3195 From Bariloche Cabin AA 1 Jan '15 - 31 Mar '16 ▲ Cabin A 1 Jan '15 - 31 Mar '16 ▲ ▲

REF: LAU1

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Montevideo (2 Nights) Fly to Montevideo (not included in vacation price). Settle in and relax at your hotel or perhaps stroll the promenade and gaze at the sea. Hotel: Sheraton Four Points Day 2 | Montevideo Sightseeing and Free Time This morning, enjoy a city tour of Montevideo with a guide, as you drive through the city center, visiting the Constitution Square, the Cathedral, the Colonial Town Hall, Solis Theater and Independence Square. Continue on to Commercial Street 18 de Julio lined with charming shops and cafés.   Pass the Congress Building, the pride of Uruguay, which was constructed between 1908 and 1925 with local marble consisting of 52 colors and 12 types of wood.   Continue to the Prado neighborhood and drive by one of the oldest parks in the city. Next, see Batlle and Ordoñez Park, passing by the Obelisk, La Carreta (Covered Wagon) monument, the Soccer Stadium and the residential area of Carrasco. Finally stop at Plaza Virgilio for an excellent view of the city. The rest of the day is at leisure or take an optional winery tour including a tasting of several varieties. (FB L D)

Day 3 | Depart Montevideo | Colonia del Sacramento | Buenos Aires Depart Montevideo on a scheduled coach transfer to Colonia del Sacramento. This small colonial city was founded by the Portuguese in 1680 at a time when Spain and Portugal were in the midst of confrontations. For over a hundred years the Empires fought over it, until the Treaty of Saint Ildefonso awarded it to Spain. Today the Old City has a lot to say about its colonial past. Visit the picturesque streets of the eldest city in the country, declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1995. This afternoon, transfer to the pier to board the hydrofoil to Buenos Aires where you will join your trip on Day 1. (FB L D) Day 4 | Amazon | Manaus | Rio de Janeiro Visit Monkey Forest, a rehabilitation center and wildlife refuge, to watch the rescued monkeys eat and play. Then say chau to the Amazon as you return to Manaus Airport for your flight to Rio de Janeiro where you will join your vacation on Day 1. (FB)

2016 dates: Subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed in the 2016 brochure.

TRIP NOTES WI-FI: see page 72 for details. Land and Intra Air: Above prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Ushuaia-Buenos Aires and Bariloche-Ushuaia (5 Day Only) require purchase of Patagonian Grand Adventure or Spirit of Argentina trips and require purchase of round-trip travel on a LATAM airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities. If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2014. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com.

3 Days Land from: $775 1 Jan '15 - 31 Dec '15 1 Jan '16 - 31 Mar '16 ▲ ▲

REF: LURU Twin Share

Triple Room Discount

Single Room Supplement

775 825

20 20

175 175

2016 dates: Subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed in the 2016 brochure.

5 Day Option: For guests joining the Patagonia and Cape Horn Cruise Extension from the Spirit of Argentina trip, there is an extra night and city tour in Ushuaia before embarking on your cruise.

TRIP NOTES WI-FI:  see page 72 for details.

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

When booking this extension we recommend a pre-night reservation.

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Our hotel promise

Emperador, Buenos Aires

Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel, Peru

Gamboa Rainforest Resort, Panama

Here’s a taste of the exciting and diverse places you stay when you travel with us. Our dedicated team search for the right hotel for each and every night of your trip, so we can always promise the right location, real value and high quality.

Why Express Check-in? Our Express Check-in service helps us provide you with the best travel experience possible. It’s easy and takes less than 10 minutes to complete, and enables us to deliver these great benefits: • A more tailored trip for you • No paperwork on vacation • Smoother hotel check-ins • Travel tips and exclusive savings on travel-related goods and services We will also be able to quickly locate you or your nominated contact in the unlikely event of an emergency. Please complete the Express Check-in as soon as possible after booking your vacation – find out more at www.trafalgar.com/express

Group Vacations

Edelweiss Bariloche, Argentina

Things to know before you go Passports and visas

Each guest is responsible for having a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the conclusion of their trip and all necessary visas and permits. Multiple-entry visas may be required as you will enter a country more than once on some of our vacations. Each guest must comply with entry, health and other requirements of the countries visited. Contact your Travel Agent, airline or relevant government authorities to obtain the necessary travel information. The Operators and/or their employees and their agents are not responsible for passport, visa, entry, health and other requirements of the countries visited, or for any loss sustained by you for failing to comply with laws, regulations, orders and/or requirements of countries visited.

Travel documents

You will receive your travel documents and literature with your Trafalgar document wallet about 21 days before your departure.

Know before you go guides

Customized group vacations If you are traveling in a group of 20 or more, let Trafalgar customize your vacation. We can either tailor one of our existing, award-winning itineraries for your group (group discounts are available, conditions apply), or design an itinerary from scratch. Our team has the experience and insider connections to negotiate great deals with hotels, restaurants, airlines and local experts. Tell us where you wish to travel, the standard of hotel you prefer and the type of meals and experiences you wish to include and we’ll create a great-value itinerary ideally suited to your pace and needs. Contact your Travel Agent who’ll work with our dedicated Groups Team to plan your next vacation.

Regular group vacations 10 or more people traveling together can make great savings when they book together on one of our regular brochure vacations. Restrictions apply – see page 75 for full details.

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We have created country-by-country guides packed with handy travel tips and advice – download at www.trafalgar.com (go to ‘Pre-Trip’ in the top menu bar).

Brochure Terminology

Here is a description of some of the specific terms used in the itinerary pages of this brochure: Visit – In-depth sightseeing with a Local Expert or Travel Director; includes fast track entry (where applicable). View – A brief stop to take in the sight and capture photos. See – See the sight while driving by on the coach.

Hotels: extend your stay in gateway cities

Airport Transfers

Each itinerary shows the city where your vacation starts and ends. Choose up to three nights before and/or after your vacation and ask your Travel Agent to make the reservations at the time of booking. Prices are per person, per night on a single, twin/double and triple basis, based on two-bedded rooms with private bath, including full breakfast where indicated below, all applicable taxes and service charges (chambermaid fees and luggage handling not included). Quad occupancy is also available at some hotels (based on two-bedded rooms) when guests are traveling with young children on Family Experiences itineraries. Check with your Travel Agent for availability and rates. Conditions: Extra hotel nights should be booked at the time of your vacation reservation; they are subject to availability and offered only in conjunction with the vacation you are booking. Space is limited and blackout dates may apply. Hotels may vary between vacation departures; your Travel Agent will advise you of the confirmed hotel(s). Per person price ($) Single Twin Triple

City

Hotel ($)

Season

Buenos Aires

Emperador

All

239

120

114

All

235

118

112

Cancun

All

229

115

111

Cartagena

InterContinental Buenos Aires InterContinental Presidente Cancun Hotel Bantu

All

320

160

138

Easter Island

Hotel Otai Rapanui

All

254

127

104

Guanacaste

Tamarindo Diria Beach & Golf Resort

4 Jan - 28 Mar 2015 / 6 Apr - 14 Dec 2015 1 - 3 Jan 2015 / 29 Mar 5 Apr 2015 / 15 Dec 2015 3 Jan 2016 / 20 - 27 Mar 2016 4 Jan - 19 Mar 2016 / 28 Mar - 31 Mar 2016 All

200

100

79

287

144

111

254

127

100

201

107

103

With Trafalgar you will receive a complimentary airport Meet and Greet Service as well as arrival and departure transfers on all vacations by private transportation with the services of an English-speaking guide, between designated airports and hotels on the starting and ending day of your vacation. We regret that we are unable to provide complimentary transfers for anyone arriving before the scheduled starting day of the vacation and/or leaving after the scheduled ending day of the vacation. You may, however, purchase these transfers from Trafalgar provided that you also purchase your extra night(s) from Trafalgar. If you did not purchase your flights from Trafalgar you will need to provide your arrival and departure flight information to Trafalgar at the time of booking. It is your responsibility to update Trafalgar with any changes to your flight schedule to ensure that you are met by Trafalgar’s local representative and receive your arrival and departure transfers. Failure to do so may result in missing these services and no refund shall be due for missed arrival and departure transfers resulting from missing or outdated flight information. City transfer Airport/hotel

Per person price $

Guayaquil

Oro Verde

Lima

Casa Andina Miraflores Select Hilton Miraflores

All

159

79

79

Buenos Aires

42

All

217

109

109

Cancun

34

Novotel Lima

All

139

70

67

Cartagena

No Charge

258

129

102

Easter Island

No Charge

262

131

125

Guayaquil

No Charge

317

159

127

Liberia (From Guancaste Beach)

No Charge

262

131

109

1 - 30 Apr / 1 Jul - 31 Aug 2015

Lima

280

140

115

1 May - 30 Jun / 1 Sep - 10 Dec 2015

234

117

11 Dec 2015 - 10 Jan 2016

335

11 Jan - 31 Mar 2016

298

Sun

247

147

142

Mon - Thu

456

251

212

Costa del Sol Ramada Lima All Airport Manaus Tropical Manaus All 1 - 3 Jan 2015 Manuel Antonio Parador Resort & Spa 4 Jan - 31 Mar 2015

Mexico City

InterContinental Presidente Mexico City†

99

No Charge

167

133

149

126

Manaus

No Charge

Mexico City Int'l Airport (MEX) Montevideo

Camino Real Aeropuerto

All

240

142

129

Sheraton Four Points

All

150

75

66

Otavalo

Hacienda Cusin

All

139

86

63

Panama City

Le Meridien Panama

1 Jan - 15 Apr 2015 / 20 Dec 2015 - 31 Mar 2016 16 Apr - 19 Dec 2015

189

94

75

180

90

70

All

103

51

34

Phoenix

Courtyard Marriott Phoenix Airport Playa Bonita InterContinental Playa Bonita *Rates include full breakfast.

31

Lima (Costa del Sol Ramada Lima Airport only) Manuel Antonio

150

Mexico City

47

Mexico City Airport (Camino Real)

No Charge

Montevideo

No Charge

Otavalo Panama City Phoenix (Courtyard by Marriott)

60 26 No Charge

Playa Bonita

26

Quito

63

1 Jan - 15 Apr 2015 / 180 90 72 20 Dec 2015 - 31 Mar 2016 16 Apr 19 Dec 2015 159 79 66 Note: Blackout dates may apply and vacation supplements apply for December 24 & 25 & 31, 2014. Rates are valid based

Rio de Janeiro

51

Riviera Maya

81

San Jose

29

Rio de Janeiro

Santiago

37

on 2014 travel. 2015 dates are subject to price changes. Final details will be confirmed July 2014. Please contact Trafalgar Quito Hilton Colon All 168 94 89 reservations for rate information for travel January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2013.

Riviera Maya San Jose

Santiago

Miramar Hotel

All

439

219

188

Windsor Atlantica

All

439

219

188

266

133

123 86

Omni Puerto Aventuras All Beach Resort InterContinental Costa Rica Mon - Fri 1 Jan - 31 Mar 2015

InterContinental Santiago

205

103

Sat - Sun 3 Jan - 31 Mar 2015

145

72

61

Mon - Fri 1 Apr 2015 - 31 Mar 2016

212

106

89

Sat - Sun 4 Apr 2015 - 31 Mar 2016

153

79

68

All

265

133

112

Rates include full breakfast. †Saturday stays are not available. Note: Black outs may apply. Rates are valid based on 2015 travel. 2016 dates are subject to price changes. Final details will be confirmed in the 2016 brochure. Please contact Trafalgar reservations for rate information for travel 1 October 2014 – 31 December 2014.

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Trafalgar’s

TRAVEL PROTECTION

Providing you with “any reason” cancellation flexibility and peace of mind while you travel. Trafalgar Travel Protection Plan – designed exclusively with the following: For trips priced at: Cost is: Under US$2,000 US$129 per person US$2,001 to US$3,500 US$199 per person Over US$3,500 US$249 per person Note: Prices are subject to change without notice.

Section I : Travel arrangement protection Provided by Trafalgar* TRIP CANCELLATION up to total trip cost: Reimburses the non-refundable Trafalgar cancellation penalties imposed if you must cancel your trip for a covered reason such as illness, injury or death to you, a traveling companion or an immediate family member. Other covered reasons for cancellation include common carrier-caused delays due to inclement weather, jury duty, subpoena, or a documented traffic accident en route to departure, and other reasons as cited in the plan description. THE TRAFALGAR “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver**: With the Trafalgar “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver, if you cancel your trip more than 48 hours prior to your scheduled departure for any reason that is not eligible for cash reimbursement, Trafalgar will provide you with 100% of the cancellation charges in the form of a future travel credit certificate. These Trafalgar Travel Certificates allow you a two-year credit to travel with us at a later date! Please note that to be eligible for the “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver, you must enroll and pay for the plan within two days of your initial trip deposit. The certificate is valid for two years, is non-transferable and non-refundable and may not be redeemed for cash. Future travel certificates do not include airfare cancellation charges for air arrangements unless those arrangements were provided by Trafalgar. TRIP INTERRUPTION:  Up to Total Trip Cost TRIP DELAY:  Up to US$1,000 (US$150/day).

Section II : Travel insurance benefits Underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company*** Baggage Protection: Up to US$2,500  Bag Delay: Up to US$500 Medical & Dental Expenses: Up to US$50,000 Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation: Up to US$50,000

Section III : Emergency assistance services Provided by On Call International While the above is not a complete description – a full plan description detailing the terms, conditions and exclusions will be sent to you – we have highlighted just a few of the plan benefits. If you have any Travel Protection Plan questions, or would like to request a copy of the plan description, please call our plan administrator, BerkelyCare, at 1-866-580-4869.You may also view the plan at www.trafalgar.com. The Trafalgar Travel Protection Plan is provided in addition to other applicable indemnity or insurance programs, where permitted by law and shall apply only after benefits have been paid. * For NY residents, Section I Travel Arrangement Protection (Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption & Trip Delay) is underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio. / ** For NY residents only, the “Any Reason” Cancellation Waiver may be purchased separately from the Trafalgar Travel Protection Plan. Contact 1-866-580-4869 for details. / *** Section II Travel Insurance Benefits, Policy Number MZ0911062H0000A-U are underwritten by Stonebridge Casualty Insurance Company, Columbus, Ohio: NAIC #10952 (all states except as otherwise noted) Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5000. In CA, CT, HI, NE, NH, PA, TN and TX Policy/Certificate Form series TAHC5100 and TAHC5200. In IL, IN, KS, LA, OR, OH, VT, WA and WY Policy Forms TAHC5100IPS and TAHC5200IPS. This plan was designed and is administered by BerkelyCareSM. IN CALIFORNIA: BerkelyCareSM is a service mark of Aon Direct Insurance Administrators, CA Insurance License # 0795465. IN ALL OTHER STATES: BerkelyCareSM is a division of Affinity Insurance Services, Inc. in all states other than CA, except: AIS Affinity Insurance Agency, Inc. in MN and OK and AIS Affinity Insurance Agency in NY. 5864684A

Booking Conditions and other Important Information Large print version is available at: www.trafalgar.com PAYMENT & CANCELLATION FEES SUMMARY INFORMATION LAND ONLY GUIDED VACATIONS

Deposit required Final Payment No of Days 45 days and over 44-22 days 21-8 days 7-1 days Departure Day/No Show

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GUIDED VACATION INCLUDING CRUISES

$200 45 days Penalty Deposit 25% 30% 50% 100%

Deposit required Final Payment No of Days 80 days and over 79-65 days 64-46 days 45-1 days Departure Day/No Show

$200 80 days Penalty Deposit 25% 50% 100% 100%

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Six ways to save

SAVE UP TO

$847

Book and pay early The earlier you book and pay, the more you save with our Early Payment Discounts. We give you up to 10% off – so, to get our best prices, book before they run out.

Get 10% off

Get 7.5% off

Saving up to

Get 5% off

Saving up to

Saving up to

$847 per person

$636 per person

$424 per person

until November 20, 2014

until January 29, 2015

until April 30, 2015

Available on selected vacations – see itinerary pages. Can be combined with other discounts where applicable, does not apply to extra nights accommodations, optional extensions, airfares, flight supplements and surcharges, taxes and fees, airport transfers and any cruise portion of a vacation. A deposit is required at the time of booking and the full amount must be paid by the date shown. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn without notice. See page 72-73 for full conditions.

Frequent Traveler Discount

SAVE

5%

Traveled with us in the last five years? Join our free Travel Club and get 5% off your next vacation. Discount only applies to the land portion of your vacation. Only one discount available per person, and only one discount can be redeemed against each further vacation. For travel within the same year, there must be a 60-day gap between completion of your first trip and the date on which you make your new booking. You must be a member of Trafalgar Travel Club at time of booking (you cannot save by joining after booking) or have traveled with one of The Travel Corporation sister brands (www.thetravelcorporation.com) in the last five years. Does not apply to extra nights accommodations, optional extensions, airfares, flight supplements and surcharges, taxes and fees, airport transfers and any cruise portion of a vacation.

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Second Trip Discounts

SAVE

2.5%

Want to combine two of our trips? If they’re seven days or longer, we give you money off when you book two or more trips for one vacation.  ook two trips – and save up to $212 •B per person on the shorter trip •B  ook three trips – and save on the two shortest trips • Book more trips and keep saving Check the itinerary pages for the discount amounts and ask your Travel Agent for the best combinations. See itinerary pages for discounts. Discount only applies to the land-only portion of your vacation. All vacations must be booked at the same time. Does not apply to extra nights accommodations, optional extensions, airfares, flight supplements and surcharges, taxes and fees, airport transfers and any cruise portion of a vacation.

Definite Departures We guarantee our trips will depart (weather and other conditions dependent of course), as soon as enough guests are booked on them. Just look for the green check when you search for prices and dates on www.trafalgar.com

Airfare deals

SAVE

Family & Friends Discounts

UP TO

10%

One size doesn’t fit all with families, so we have three different ways of saving money.

Group Discounts • Get 5% off per guest – for groups of 5-9 • Get attractive benefits for groups of 10 or more Discount only applies to the land portion of your vacation. Limited to one group per coach and all guest names are needed at the time of booking. Does not apply to extra nights accommodations, optional extensions, airfares, flight supplements and surcharges, taxes and fees, airport transfers and any cruise portion of a vacation.

We work with leading global airlines to find you the right flight at the right price. Book early for the best vacation and air deals. For our latest offers and airfares visit www.trafalgar.com or talk to your local expert Travel Agent.

Young Traveler Discount Guests aged 5-17 save up to 10% when traveling with an adult on many vacations – see itinerary pages for savings. See itinerary pages for discounts. For Galagagos & Cape Horn Cruises Young Traveler age is 5 to 11. Discount only applies to the land portion of your vacation. Only two discounts per room except Family Experiences where three discounts apply. Young travelers must be aged 5-17 at the time of travel. Does not apply to extra nights accommodations, optional extensions, airfares, flight supplements and surcharges, taxes and fees, airport transfers and any cruise portion of a vacation.

Triple & Quad Room Discount When you book a triple or quad room we give discounts to all guests – see itinerary pages for savings. Available on selected vacations – see itinerary pages. Discount only applies to the land portion of your vacation. Triple and Quad Room Reductions are based on three or four people sharing one room based on existing bedding arrangements (usually two beds) they do not include the cost of any additional bed or ‘roll away’. Quad occupancy is strictly reserved for families traveling with young children on family experiences vacations and is not suitable for four adults sharing. Triple and Quad occupancy is limited on cruises.

Single Travelers We know solo travelers have different needs – we make it simple by offering the privacy of your own room.

Single Supplement To see our low single room prices, just check our itinerary pages. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences vacations unless traveling as part of a family group. Each vacation has a limited number of rooms available for single occupancy and single occupancy is restricted to certain cabin categories onboard cruises and on request only.

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See the world from the inside Our guided vacations cover

Europe, Great Britain, USA, Canada, Central and South America, Asia, Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand. Have you seen our other collections? At Leisure, Family Experiences and CostSaver Order your free brochures now at www.trafalgar.com See what our guests are saying: www.trafalgar.com/trafalgarinsider www.facebook.com/TrafalgarTravel www.twitter.com/TrafalgarTalk www.instagram.com/TrafalgarTravel

Trafalgar 801 E. Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA 92805 CST No: 2077132-20 Call Toll Free

1-866-544-4434

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Trafalgar is a member of the family-owned The Travel Corporation and is renowned and trusted for its outstanding quality, service, value, reliability and financial stability. www.TheTravelCorporation.com

To book or discover more, get in touch with your expert Travel Agent

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