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South America THINGS TO SEE AND DO u THE BEACHES OF RIO
Take your pick of beautiful white-sand beaches – filled with gorgeous beachgoers – at lively Copacabana and chic Ipanema.
u MACHU PICCHU
By road, rail, or shoe leather, get yourself to Machu Picchu, Peru’s “Lost City of the Incas” – one of the ancient world’s most amazing legacies.
u PATAGONIA Hike the remote Torres del Paine National Park, explore snow-capped Andean peaks, and see glaciers and penguin colonies up-close.
u WINE COUNTRY
Argentina’s wines are a hot topic, and you can get a taste of their best in Mendoza, center of the celebrated industry.
Ascend the 715-foot-high Television Tower for an architect’s view of airplane-shaped Brasília, a city built totally from scratch in the ‘50s.
u GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS
Walk in Darwin’s footsteps on remote Galápagos Archipelago, and meet penguins,sea lions, albatross, cormorants, and blue-footed boobies.
u EASTER ISLAND
Marvel at the enigmatic giant stone busts, built centuries ago, on Easter Island (a/k/a Rapa Nui), one of the planet’s most mysterious places.
Discover a vast continent of astounding natural and cultural wonders, dazzling cities, exotic wildlife, breathtaking vistas, and beautiful people. Everything looms large in South America, from the multitude of natural attractions to the staggering historic riches of past civilizations, from the pulsating rhythms of her festivals to the spirit and passion that her people give to each moment. Welcome to Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Ecuador, and the Galápagos Islands!
• The world’s longest mountain range (the Andes)
Easier Than You Think
Modern life is as modern in South America as it is in any progressive Western society. Food is all the rage, with creative local fusion cuisine heavily influenced by indigenous cooking techniques and European influences. Pull up a chair for sizzling steak in Argentina – you may not find a better one anywhere – and uncork one of the many fine wines from neighboring Chile, which are finally getting their due.
South America is close enough to the US that you’ll experience no jet-lag-inducing time zone changes. And your vacation dollar goes far, thanks to airfare, hotel, and meal prices that offer exceptional everyday value. You’ll also find that some top destinations are surprisingly close to one another – indeed, it’s easy to combine Machu Picchu with Buenos Aires or the Galápagos Islands, all in one vacation. And the quality and amenities of the resorts and hotels in South America rival the Caribbean’s best. u
The options for your vacation choices are almost endless, and your Travel Consultant can help guide you to your own personal nirvana!
In the foothills near Mendoza, take a tour of the Chilean wineries that are now producing some of the world’s most acclaimed Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs.
Explore some of the world’s most unusual and forbidding landscapes – granite towers, colossal glaciers, emerald forests and lakes – on a tour of Patagonia.
Enticing Extremes Explore a big, bustling, bountiful continent that’s packed with extremes – those born of nature as well as man’s own imagination: • The world’s largest waterfalls (Iguazú) • The world’s most intensely planned modern city (Brasília)
• The world’s biggest festival (Carnival in Rio)
Stay Up Late You’ll find nightlife in South America that puts Miami to shame. When the sun goes down, live it up in innumerable bars, clubs, theaters, and cinemas, and learn to dance samba, salsa, forro, and bossa nova.
West Coast Welcome In Lima, Peru, explore an animated and bustling Pacific Coast city with thriving culture, a rich heritage – and nine million people who are obsessed with food (especially ceviche). In Santiago, Chile, embrace a lively street life centered on numerous sidewalk cafés.
Panoramic view of Machu Picchu, Peru
While some cities showcase architectural wonders, Brasília is an architectural wonder in itself. Take a guided tour of this Brazilian capital city’s futuristic buildings and layout.
You’ll be enchanted by the colonial atmosphere, Spanish-style architecture, broad public squares, and scores of churches in Quito, Ecuador’s capital city, where you can also shop for exquisite pottery, rugs, and jewelry at the Mercado Artesanal La Mariscal.
rafting, rock-climbing, trekking, mountain biking, horseback riding, hot-air ballooning, paragliding, surfing, snorkeling, and more. And walk in the footsteps of history in ancient pre-Columbian ruins like Machu Picchu and the well-preserved colonial neighborhoods of Arequipa, both in Peru. u
In Buenos Aires, Argentina, observe the stylish passers-by in fashionable Palermo Viejo while you sip strong coffee or enjoy smooth cervezas.
THINGS TO SEE AND DO u IGUAZÚ FALLS
Straddling the Brazil-Argentina border, Iguazú Falls have the greatest average annual flow of any waterfall in the world, and catwalks for scenic viewing.
u NAZCA LINES
It’s one of the planet’s most amazing puzzles: huge geoglyphs of geometric patterns, animals, and human figures scattered over 200 square miles.
u CARNIVAL CELEBRATION
• The world’s largest ancient geoglyphs (Nazca, in Peru)
Buenos Aires hums with a rich, passionate heritage that is integral to its character, and resembles a sophisticated European city with its wide avenues and sidewalk cafés – befitting a culture built by French, Italian, and Spanish immigrants.
• Remote and mysterious islands (Galápagos Archipelago and Easter Island)
Big in Brazil
Use the West Coast of South America as a jumping-off point for amazing adventures to:
• The forbidding landscapes at the end of the Earth (Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego) • Some of the world’s highest-elevation cities (Cuzco and Quito) Your Travel Consultant can help arrange itineraries that will assure the best, most fulfilling vacation experience.
Eco-topia The sheer ecological diversity of South America – and even within a single country – boggles the mind. For example, Ecuador alone is home to rainforests, jungles, snow-capped peaks, islands, deserts, and valleys. Discover – as Charles Darwin famously did – the Galápagos Archipelago’s own unique ecology, where you can spot several species found nowhere else on the planet.
Outdoor Allure Dive into unlimited outdoor sports of both the soft and rigorous kinds. Go skiing, whitewater
Rio de Janeiro, one of the world’s most recognizable cities, is a cultural hub endowed with a natural beauty from its mountain peaks to its sensuous, celebrated beaches. The brilliant spaceage layout of Brasília hums with music and movie festivals. And São Paulo’s 300 cinemas, 100 theaters, and 70 museums place it squarely among any list of world-class cities. u
Rapa Nui Reverie:
Daily flights from Santiago, Chile, take you to one of the most isolated places on the planet – Easter Island, famous for its enigmatic giant stone busts.
Join up with a million other partygoers to celebrate Carnival in Recife on Brazil’s eastern coast.
u AT THE END OF THE EARTH What does the edge of the world look like? You’ll see it at Tierra del Fuego, the southernmost tip of South America, part of both Chile and Argentina.
u QUITO’S GORGEOUS OLD TOWN
The superbly preserved Old Town neighborhood of Quito is an amazing grid of steep cobbled streets, beautiful churches, and colonial charm.
u UP THE DOWN STAIRCASE
After dark, stroll up (and down) the 400+ numbered steps of Guayaquil’s hip Las Peñas district, where most cafés have live music.
But the best thing about traveling to South America is meeting down-to-earth, chic, beautiful, sophisticated, fabulous people. Friendly people who welcome you into their lives, happily sharing their culture, their food, and even their homes – in short, people just like you!
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Bogota Cali Galapagos Islands
COLOMBIA Marajo Island
ECUADOR Gulf of Guayaquil
Fortaleza Sao Goncalo
PERU Machu Picchu
Sucre Belo Horizonte Buzios
Campinas Sao Paulo
Curitiba Iguazu Falls
Rio de Janeiro
Vina del Mar
Atlantic Ocean Easter Island Puerto Varas Puerto Mont
Bariloche Gulf of San Matias Puerto Madryn
Isla Grande de Chiloe
Gulf of San Jorge
Strait of Magellan Punta Arenas
Tierra Del Fuego
South Georgia Island
Argentina Foodies, wine lovers, adventure seekers, and fans of the good life are flocking to the world’s 8th-largest country, packed with cultural and natural diversity. FAST FACTS u Entry Requirements A valid passport is required for US citizens, who do not need a visa for visits of up to 90 days for tourism. However, US citizens coming to Argentina for tourism through Ezeiza International Airport and Aeroparque regional airport must pay a “reciprocal entry fee” of US$160.00; the fee is valid for ten years and multiple entries.. u Departure Requirements No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport. u Language Spanish is the official language. u Currency The official currency in Argentina is the peso ($). u Electrical 220V/50Hz; US appliances will need converters.
Once upon a time, the mention of Argentina brought to mind sultry tango dancers, lone gauchos on the pampas, and Evita Perón. Today, one thinks of gorgeous beaches, sizzling steaks, championship soccer, wild Patagonia, the chic boulevards of Buenos Aires – and yes, the tango, which is still as popular and sexy as ever.
Soul of Sophistication Begin your Argentine adventure by stepping into its soul, its capital city – Buenos Aires. Shop, dine, and just stroll amid wide avenues and sidewalk cafés. In a city built by French, Italian, and Spanish immigrants, the European sophistication is evident.
Go to Extremes Discover a country of immense beauty and proportions, filled with stunning natural terrain: • Meander along catwalks to see the 275 roaring falls and cataracts of Iguazú Falls. • Conquer (or just admire) lofty Mt. Aconcagua, the highest mountain summit outside the Himalayas. • Thrill to Patagonia’s Andean peaks, mile-high glaciers, arid deserts, and glistening waters. • Camp and fish in Glaciers National Park, and trek across Perito Moreno Glacier. • Ski the mountains near Bariloche, which resembles a Swiss village.
Captivating Countryside Prepare your palate for winery tours and tastings in the burgeoning wine region of Mendoza. And find yourself at “The End of the World” in Ushuaia, capital of Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego province, the southernmost city on the planet, and a major port for Antarctic cruises.
Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia
u Food & Drink Argentina has long been renowned for its beef industry and the delicious steaks that fulfill its very purpose. In Buenos Aires, pull up a chair for great steaks and other beef cuts at almost any restaurant with a grill (parrilla) in its kitchen. Acclaimed for their quality and value, wines from Mendoza and other regions have exploded onto the international scene in recent years with attractive Cabernet Sauvignons, Merlots, Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays, and Sauvignon Blancs.
Argentina Sightseeing Bariloche
BUENOS AIRES CITY TOUR
DINNER AND TANGO SHOW
Half Day The tour starts in Bariloche and follows a winding paved road along the Nahuel Huapi lakeshore. Continue past Playa Bonita, where you can see Huemul Island, to Campanario Hill. A chair lift ($) takes you to the top of this 3,500-foot-tall hill for impressive views of the region and the town of San Carlos de Bariloche. Additional sights include Nahuel Huapi and Moreno lakes, Llao Llao peninsula, Pañuelo Port, and El Trébol lagoon.
Half Day This fascinating tour takes you through Buenos Aires’ elegant turn-of-the-century districts. Explore the charming streets of San Telmo, dominated by Spanish Colonial architecture. Next, the Caminito, a narrow pedestrian alley in the heart of La Boca, is lined with simple houses painted in vibrant colors. Then, pass by the gentrified Puerto Madero district on the way to the famous Recoleta district.
4 Hours Visit the Tango House to enjoy a typically first-class Argentine meal, featuring an excellent menu with variety of your choice, before settling down for a two-hour show which includes some of the best-loved songs, music, and dances performed by skilled musicians and dancers.
TIGRE & DELTA
CORDOBA CITY TOUR
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Full Day Spend a wonderful day in the immense Pampas, a vast region of fertile land known for agriculture and cattle breeding. Arrive at the estancia, a typical Argentine ranch, where you will savor delicious empanadas, listen to folklore music, and take a ride on horseback. At lunch, enjoy a typical Argentinean barbecue, and become familiar with gaucho traditions such as the “carrera de sortija” (ring race) and “carrera de cuadreras” (horse races).
Half Day Explore the northern riverside districts of Tigre and San Isidro via boat, through the countless islands of the delta of the Parana River to enjoy the views of beautiful villas, Victorian docks, English gardens, and traditional rowing and boating clubs. Sights include Pueyrredón Farm, San Isidro Cathedral, several colonial mansions, and Victoria Ocampo’s Mansion (once the cultural center of South America).
Half Day On this guided tour, discover the beautiful city of Córdoba and its colonial-era architectural legacy, modern buildings, and traditional culture. Begin the walking tour at the San Martin Plaza, and visit cathedrals, churches, convents, museums, and other traditional points of interest. Via motorcoach, proceed to Padres Capuchinos Church, Nueva Córdoba, Sarmiento Park, Caraffa Museum, University City, Cerro de las Rosas, Chateau Carreras stadium, and Córdoba Fairgrounds.
PERITO MORENO GLACIER
Full Day Departure by motorcoach from El Calafate to Los Glaciares National Park. Travel along a beautiful road on south shore of Lake Argentino. After paying admission to the park, travel to a lookout at the Curve of Sighs with panoramic views of Perito Moreno Glacier, one of the world’s largest active continental glaciers. Later, stop at Bajo Las Sombras Pier (departure point for optional boat tour), then proceed to the catwalks along the glacier’s southern wall.
MENDOZA CITY TOUR
Half Day Take a picturesque motorcoach tour of the intriguing historical and modern sights of Mendoza. Highlights include the main square, the Cathedral, the Basilica of St. Francis, the former Banco Hipotecario, the Andean Trade and former Bank of Mendoza, Plaza Independencia, Plaza España, the Barrio Cívico, Government House, Enoteca de las Artes, General San Martin Park, and The Challao, where the Shrine to the Virgin of Lourdes provides spectacular views of the mountains.
Half Day This exclusive wine tour takes you to some of the best vineyards and wineries in the high altitudes of the Wine Country of Mendoza, in the areas of Lujan de Cuyo and Maipu. Learn about traditional and modern methods of winemaking, wines, accompanied by a tasting of some of the most distinguished lines that the wineries offer.
Argentina Sightseeing Puerto Iguazú (Iguazú Falls)
Puerto Iguazú (Iguazú Falls)
(Superior Circuit & Devil’s Throat) Half Day See one of the world’s most spectacular natural attractions on this tour to famous Iguazú Falls. Upon arrival at the entrance to Iguazú National Park, board the small Rainforest Ecological Train from the Visitors’ Centre up to the Cataratas Station and the Garganta del Diablo Station, where a walkway leads to a balcony at the edge of the 270-foothigh Devil’s Throat falls, the most breathtaking of Iguazú’s 275 waterfalls.
Half Day Only from the Brazilian side of Iguazú National Park can you enjoy a view of the whole Argentina Falls. A bilingual guide accompanies you on the drive from Puerto Iguazú across the border into Brazil. Journey deep into Iguacu National Park, walk along the edge of the river gorge, and get unparalleled panoramic views of two of its largest waterfalls from the maze of walkways, including the Bozzeti, Two Sisters, and San Martin, as well as the Devil’s Throat.
Full Day Set out for Peninsula Valdés Provincial Reserve and the town of Puerto Pirámides (for optional whale-watching boat trip). Continue through Salinas Grande and Chica to Punta Delgada, where you will enjoy midday lunch at the El Faro resort. Here, hike down the cliffs and view the sea elephants. Proceed to Punta Cantor and to Caleta Valdés (Valdés Inlet) to see geological formations. Continue to the Ameghino Isthmus to view local wildlife before returning to Puerto Madryn.
Full Day This intriguing tour takes you along Patagonian roads to Punta Tombo Provincial Reserve, home to the world’s largest colony of Magellanic penguins. Get up-close to these marvelous creatures and learn all about their behavior. Later the tour stops at Gaiman, an old Welsh colony, with an optional stop at a typical teahouse to enjoy excellent tea and homemade cakes. Continue to Trelew to visit the Museum of Paleontology Egidio Feruglio, a science research and exhibition center.
Full Day This tour journeys through the Lerma Valley to El Carril and finally to Chicoana and Maray, via twisting roads with abundant curves. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Enchanted Valley. Proceed to Piedra del Molino (11,000 feet high) and Los Cardones National Park. Arrive in Cachi and visit the Archaeological Museum and the Church.
Full Day This guided journey takes you from Salta through the Lerma Valley and its historical towns. View the magnificent Quebrada de las Conchas (Conchas Ravine), among other natural attractions. Arrive in Cafayate, where you will visit some wineries that are famous for their production of the distinctive Torrontes wines. After lunch, return to Salta.
Full Day Depart from Salta to the pre-Hispanic village of Purmamarca, full of narrow streets and 17th century architecture, including the St. Rosa de Lima Church, plus the stunning Cerro de Siete Colores (Hill of the Seven Colors) and the Craft Market. At nearby Tilcara, view the pre-Inca ruins. In Humahuaca, see the Monumento de la Independencia and the Iglesia de la Candalaria y San Antonio. Proceed to San Salvador de Jujuy, visit its historic Cathedral, and return to Salta.
SALTA CITY TOUR
Half Day Discover the beautiful city known as Salta La Linda, full of well-preserved colonial architecture and gorgeous natural scenery, on this half-day tour. Visit such major attractions as the neoclassical Cathedral, San Francisco Church, San Bernardo Convent, Museo Histórico del Norte, and Cultural Center America. Next, ascend San Bernardo Hill to its summit, for awesome views. After visiting the local village of San Lorenzo, wander the historic Artisan Market.
TIERRA DEL FUEGO NATIONAL PARK
(HD LAPATAIA) Half Day Discover the wonders of famous Tierra del Fuego National Park in this tour from Ushuaia. Stop at the End of the World Railway Station for an optional trip on this narrow-gauge railway winds through the valleys. Once inside the National Park, proceed to Ensenada Bay, here Redonda Island can be seen. Continue to Lapataia Bay, the southernmost point of the continent, and take a short walk to the Chilean border.
Argentina Escorted Tours SOUTH AMERICA CONNOISSEUR EXPERIENCE 8 Days/7 Nights Rates Include
Day 4 – Buenos Aires/Iguazú Falls After breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport for flight to Puerto Iguazú. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel on the Brazilian side.
PATAGONIA CONNOISSEUR EXPERIENCE 9 Days/8 Nights
Day 5 – Iguazú Falls
Breakfast at hotel, then embark on guided Brazilian Falls Tour (park entrance fee included). Follow the walkways that border the canyon of the Iguazú River, and observe hundreds of waterfalls, including the breathtaking Devil’s Gorge.
• Accommodations for 8 nights • Breakfast daily • Transfers (including air travel) • Hotel taxes Day 1 – Buenos Aires
Upon arrival, meet and greet with English-speaking guide, and transfer to hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
Day 6 – Iguazú Falls/Rio de Janeiro
Upon arrival, meet and greet with local guide, and transfer to hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.
Day 2 – Buenos Aires
Day 7 – Rio de Janeiro
• Accommodations for 7 nights • Breakfast daily • Transfers (including air travel) • Hotel taxes Day 1 – Buenos Aires
Breakfast at hotel, then embark on a three-hour guided tour of the city, including the 9th of July Avenue, Santa Fe Avenue, Government House, National Congress, Colon Theatre, Puerto Madero, San Telmo (the city’s oldest barrio), La Boca (home to the soccer stadium La Bombonera and the famous Boca Juniors), and Caminito, the colorful artists street by the river. Day 3 – Buenos Aires Breakfast at hotel. Enjoy a day exploring Buenos Aires on your own.
Breakfast at hotel, then transfer to airport. Upon arrival in Rio de Janeiro, transfer to hotel. Breakfast at hotel, then embark on half-day tour to the Corcovado (entrance fee included). The tour to Corcovado takes you to the Cosme Velho station to catch the cog railway for a steep train journey that takes you through the dense Tijuca rainforest to the Art Deco statue of Christ the Redeemer. Your guide will show you the sights of Rio from this incredible mountaintop vantage point. Day 8 – Rio de Janeiro Breakfast at hotel, then transfer to International Airport.
Day 2 – Buenos Aires/Puerto Madryn Breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport with local guide. Upon arrival in Trelew, transfer to Puerto Madryn, with local private guide. Day 3 – Puerto Madryn After breakfast at hotel, take a motorcoach to a full day at Peninsula Valdés Provincial Reserve, a national park and UNESCO World Heritage site. At the town of Puerto Pirámides, board a boat for whale-watching, with lunch included. Day 4 – Puerto Madryn/Ushuaia After breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport with local guide. Upon arrival in Ushuaia, transfer to hotel. Day 5 – Ushuaia/El Calafate Breakfast at hotel, then transfer to the pier to board a comfortable and speedy catamaran, which enters the Beagle Channel, revealing superb views of the southern tip of Tierra del Fuego island, the city of Ushuaia, the mountains that rise behind it, and the Martial Glacier, as well as the historic estancias (ranches) of the first settlers. Next, take a short drive to beautiful Tierra del Fuego National Park, which borders the Beagle Channel across the valley of the Pipo River. (Lunch not included.). After the tour, transfer to airport with local guide. Upon arrival in El Calafate, transfer to hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. Day 6 – El Calafate After breakfast at hotel, depart for full-day tour to Los Glaciares National Park and the Perito Moreno Glacier. Stop at a lookout at the Curve of Sighs with panoramic views of the glacier. (Lunch included, except for drinks.) After the tour, return to hotel. Day 7 – El Calafate/Buenos Aires After breakfast, transfer to airport with local guide. Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, meet and greet with a local guide and transfer to hotel. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure. Day 8 – Buenos Aires Breakfast at hotel, embark on three-hour City Tour with local guide. Return to hotel. Day 9 – Buenos Aires Breakfast at hotel, then transfer to International Airport.
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Acclaimed as Buenos Aires’ most exclusive hotel on Travel+Leisure’s 2012 “T+L 500” and Condé Nast Traveler’s “Gold List 2012,” this sterling property welcomes guests into deluxe rooms with personal butlers, chandeliers, Egyptian cotton linens, and marble baths with Hermès amenities and Jacuzzi tubs. La Bourgogne serves exquisite French cuisine.
• 197 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/Bar/Cigar Bar • Concierge/Room Service/Butler Service/ Personal Shopper • Spa/Fitness Center
CAESAR PARK BUENOS AIRES
Located in fashionable La Recoleta, one of Buenos Aires’ most exclusive areas, this classically elegant Travel+Leisure 2010 “T+L 500” hotel fronts world-famous Ipanema Beach. Spacious, sophisticated rooms have plush bedding, huge granite and white Carrara marble baths, and wonderful city views. Agraz serves contemporary Argentine cuisine.
A perfect blend of French savoir-faire and Argentine tradition in a tranquil and charming neighborhood, this 1929 Neoclassical hotel – the city’s first skyscraper – is applauded on Travel+Leisure’s 2012 “T+L 500.” Parisian designer Pierre-Yves Rochon’s striking Art Deco style adorns the rooms, which also feature Argentine leather and Frette linens.
Located in fashionable La Recoleta, one of Buenos Aires’ most exclusive areas, this modern apartment hotel is close to the Bellas Artes Museum, famous Recoleta Cemetery, Teatro Colón, the Obelisco, and other attractions. Sleek, modern rooms have separate living rooms, kitchenettes, microwave ovens, coffee makers, and great city views.
• 38 AC Studios • BBQ • Outdoor Pool/Jacuzzi • Fitness Center/Sauna • Free Internet in Lobby
• 175 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/2 Bars • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Indoor Pool/Outdoor Garden • Fitness Center/Sauna/Massage • Meeting Rooms/Business Center
SOFITEL BUENOS AIRES ARROYO
AYRES DE RECOLETA
This modern high-rise hotel is located in Buenos Aires’ lively La Recoleta neighborhood, overlooking the fountains and trees of Plaza Libertad and within easy walking distance of museums, restaurants, cafés, shopping, and other attractions. After a day of sightseeing, retreat to guest rooms with traditional style and city views.
• 87 AC Rooms • Complimentary American Buffet Breakfast • Concierge/Room Service • Complimentary High-Speed Wi-Fi Throughout
• 140 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar • Concierge • Indoor Pool/Fitness Center/Hammam • LCD-TV, DVD & iPod®-MP3 Dock in Rooms • Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet Access Throughout
MELIA BUENOS AIRES
Set in the modern Catalinas area of Buenos Aires, this high-rise hotel is conveniently located close to Calle Florida shopping and the Plaza San Martin. Guest rooms have contemporary style, high-speed Internet access, and city views. Azorin Restaurant specializes in Mediterranean delicacies and superb Argentine cuts of beef.
• 209 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar • Concierge/Room Service • Indoor Heated Pool • Fitness Center/Sauna/Whirlpool
Argentina Hotels Buenos Aires
PARK TOWER, BUENOS AIRES
Travel+Leisure’s 2010 “T+L 500” applauds this modern high-rise hotel for its stellar service, which includes a butler for every guest. Step into Biedermeier-style guest rooms with refined Italian marble baths and spectacular city views. The St. Regis Restaurant’s large Winter Garden-style dining room overlooks the city center.
• 181 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant • Concierge/Room Service/Butler Service • Indoor & Outdoor Pools • Fitness Center/Sauna • Lighted Tennis Courts/Putting Green
PESTANA BUENOS AIRES
This modern high-rise hotel is ideally situated on Avenida 9 de Julio, near the famous Colón Theater and the Obelisk. In the guest accommodations, you’ll find modern design, natural light, hardwood floors, great city views, and in some rooms, private furnished balconies. Dine on local Argentine steak and other specialties at il Moro.
Totally renovated, this century-old Neo-Baroque landmark hotel stands in Buenos Aires’ city center, close to the Teatro Colón, the Obelisco, and other attractions. Step into spacious, soundproof guest rooms with hardwood floors, the latest tech amenities, and city views. Las Manzanas Restaurant serves Mediterranean and Argentinean specialties.
Located in the heart of Buenos Aires, this modern high-rise hotel stands across from the British Clock Tower, close to shopping, fine dining, and many other attractions. Step into soundproof guest rooms with plush Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ Beds and spectacular views of the city and Río de la Plata. El Aljibe serves luscious Argentine beef from the grill.
• 742 AC Rooms & Suites • 3 Restaurants/Bar/Piano Bar • Concierge/Room Service • Outdoor & Indoor Pools • Spa/Fitness Center/Personal Trainers • 2 Lighted Tennis Courts
• 133 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar • Indoor Heated Pool • Spa/Fitness Center/Sauna/Jacuzzi
SHERATON BUENOS AIRES
Rising high above the city, this contemporary hotel is within walking distance of Buenos Aires’ most popular attractions. Comfortable guest rooms have dressing rooms, marble baths, soundproof windows, and superb city views. The luxurious Maximilian Lobby Bar is known for live musical entertainment, sublime cocktails, and great people-watching.
• 199 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/Bar • Concierge/Club Lounge • Indoor Heated Pool/Sundeck • Spa/Fitness Center/Sauna • Live Entertainment
• 164 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar • Concierge/Room Service • Fitness Center • Complimentary Wireless Internet Access
DESIGN SUITES BUENOS AIRES
Hip, minimalist, and modern, this futuristic hotel puts you close to Buenos Aires’ best shopping and dining. Sleek guest rooms have hardwood floors, chrome furniture, kitchenettes, espresso machines, and floor-to-ceiling windows. The shops on bustling Avenida Santa Fe are within easy walking distance.
• 60 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Wine Bar • Room Service • Indoor Pool • Complimentary Fitness Center Nearby
Argentina Hotels Buenos Aires
PANAMERICANO BUENOS AIRES
All turn-of-the-century charm and modern amenities, this expansive hotel stands near the Teatro Colón Opera, close to upscale shops, restaurants, theaters, galleries, and museums. Retreat to spacious rooms with marble baths and whirlpool tubs. After sightseeing, pull up a chair and enjoy authentic Argentine cuisine at Tomoi.
• 386 AC Rooms & Suites • 3 Restaurants/Bar • Concierge/Room Service • Indoor & Outdoor Pools • Nivel 23 Club & Spa/Fitness Center
The many attractions of Buenos Aires’ stylish La Recoleta are just outside the doors of this modern high-rise hotel. Soundproof guest rooms have the latest tech amenities, plus private balconies and great city views. At the end of the day, head to W Bar for cool cocktails and live jazz music.
• 130 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar • American Buffet Breakfast Included • Concierge/Room Service • Complimentary Wi-Fi Access Throughout
• 120 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Coffee Shop/Bar • Complimentary Breakfast Buffet • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Fitness Center/Sauna • Rooftop Terrace
DESIGN SUITES BARILOCHE
Situated on Nahuel Huapi Lake, this stylish resort puts you in the center of Argentine Patagonia. Sleek guest accommodations have hardwood floors, huge windows, spacious baths with heated floors, and private verandahs with expansive views. Spa-going, sunbathing, fishing, hiking, golfing, tennis, and kids’ activities top the recreation options.
• 54 Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar • Concierge • Indoor & Outdoor Pools • Spa/Fitness Center/Sauna • Kids Club
TRYP BUENOS AIRES
It’s just a few steps to Calle Florida and more of Buenos Aires’ great shopping from this modern hotel. Sleek and spacious, the guest rooms have the latest tech amenities, plus private lanais with city views. Start your day of sightseeing with a complimentary buffet breakfast. Resto Bar serves international cuisine on an outdoor deck.
HOTEL DE LAS AMERICAS
The many attractions of Buenos Aires’ La Recoleta district are just steps away from this contemporary high-rise hotel, including Avenida Santa Fé, Avenida 9 de Julio, Teatro Colón, and luxury stores, restaurants, and cafés. Soundproof guest accommodations have sleek modern décor and Jacuzzi tubs.
• 62 AC Rooms • Restaurant/Bar • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Fitness Center Nearby
A unique Alpine-style retreat in city center, this property is just steps from Bariloche’s many attractions, and just minutes from the stunning High Andes. Soubndproof guest rooms have traditional style and sweeping views. Pull up a chair at Mediterráneo Restaurant for regional dishes and select International cuisine.
• 89 Rooms, Suites & Apartments • Restaurant/Bar/Coffee Shop/Buffet Breakfast • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Fitness Center • Game Room/Library/Cinema
Argentina Hotels Bariloche
VILLA HUINID RESORT & SPA
A sophisticated rustic gem, this mountainside resort on Lake Nahuel Huapi is surrounded by magnificent gardens. Retreat to exquisite romos and cabins with panoramic views. Dine on sublime Patagonian specialties accompanied by fine Argentine wines at Batistín Restaurant. The spa features an indoor pool, sauna, Scottish shower, and whirlpool.
• 70 Rooms & Cabins • Restaurant/Bar/Poolside Bar/Buffet Breakfast • Concierge/Room Service • Room Service • Indoor Heated Pool • Fitness Center/Sauna/Steam Room/Whirlpool
In the heart of Cordoba, this modern hotel is within walking distance of the beautiful Cathedral and the colonial city center. Retreat to traditional-style rooms with city views. After sightseeing, sit down to tantalizing regional dishes as well as International favorites at Tipuana Restaurante.
Cordoba’s leading hotel, a striking blue-glass circular tower, stands near the heart of downtown, convenient to tourist attractions, exclusive shopping areas, and recreation. Spacious guest rooms have marble baths and city or mountain views. Frommer’s calls the international breakfast buffet “spectacular.”
Located in Cordoba’s historic center, this steeland-glass high-rise hotel puts you close to all the city’s most popular attractions. Guest rooms have sleek contemporary style and oversize windows with city views. The British-style Amerian Golden Restaurant & Traditional Pub specializes in regional cuisine.
• 116 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar • 24-Hour Room Service • Outdoor Rooftop Pool/Sundeck • Fitness Center/Sauna
• 140 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar/Buffet Breakfast • 24-Hour Room Service • Outdoor Rooftop Pool (seasonal)/Sundeck • Fitness Center/Sauna/Massage Services
AMERIAN CORDOBA PARK HOTEL
DESIGN SUITES CALAFATE
Close to the main entry point into the heart of Southern Patagonia, this dazzling hotel provides easy access to both the city center and the National Park. Patagonian woods and stone accent the guest rooms, which have huge windows and stunning views of the glacier. The spa, sauna, and heated pool are a great way to relax after a day of exploring.
• 60 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar • Room Service • Indoor & Outdoor Pools • Spa/Fitness Center/Sauna
• 188 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Piano Bar • 24-Hour Concierge/Room Service • Outdoor Heated Pool/Sundeck • Fitness Center/Massage Services/Sauna/ Solarium • Tennis Court & Instruction
An ideal gateway to the best of Patagonia, this gay-friendly resort hotel welcomes guests into comfortable accommodations with traditional Patagonian style, heated floors, and panoramic views of the lake and mountains. It’s just minutes to the famous Los Glaciares de la Patagonia Argentina.
• 18 Rooms • Restaurant/Bar/Buffet Breakfast • Room Service • Indoor Heated Pool • Fitness Center/Massage Services
Argentina Hotels El Calafate
XELENA DELUXE SUITES & SPA
Set directly on the shores of Lago Argentino, this intimate rustic hotel puts you on the doorstep of a memorable Patagonian wilderness experience. Guest suites have traditional style, radiant heated floors, and fabulous lake and mountain views. Spa facilities include a dry sauna, Scottish shower, Finnish bath, and indoor-outdoor heated pool.
• 71 Suites • Restaurant • Indoor-Outdoor Heated Pool • Spa/Fitness Center • Boutique
The only resort inside Iguazú National Park, this modernist hotel is an ideal base for exploring Iguazú Falls. Guest rooms have Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ Beds, oversize windows, and private balconies with views of stunning Garganta del Diablo falls or the rainforest. The Seda Spa soothes with Vichy showers and Zen relaxing areas.
• 102 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/2 Bars • Outdoor Heated Pool/Jacuzzi • Yvy Mara´y Spa/Fitness Center/Sauna • Tennis Courts/Game Room
• 180 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar/Poolside Bar • Concierge/Room Service • Indoor & Outdoor Pools • Seda Spa/Fitness Center • Tennis Courts
In the heart of Mendoza City in the foothills of the Andes Mountains, this new hotel is ideally located for exploring one of Argentina’s most popular tourist destinations. Guest rooms have classic style with plush Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ Beds, the latest tech amenities, and superb views of the city or the mountains.
• 180 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/2 Bars • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Indoor Heated Pool • Fitness Center/Sauna • Casino
PANORAMIC HOTEL IGUAZÚ
Surrounded by lush tropical gardens only two blocks from downtown, this classic 1940s resort hotel stands serenely on a hilltop along the Iguazú River where Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay meet, and commands an enviable view of the landscape below. Hide away in guest rooms with contemporary style, hot tubs, and views of the falls or the rivers.
AMERIAN PORTAL DEL IGUAZÚ
Located at the meeting of two rivers (Paraná and Iguazú) and three countries (Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay), this modern resort combines sophistication and comfort in an atmosphere of lush nature. Sleek guest rooms have polished wood floors and private balconies with jungle or river views.
SHERATON INTERNATIONAL IGUAZÚ RESORT & SPA
• 91 AC Rooms & Suites • 3 Restaurants/Bar • 24-Hour Room Service • 3 Outdoor Pools/2 Jacuzzis • Spa/Fitness Center/Sauna • Tennis Courts/Bicycles/Fishing • Casino
This modern high-rise hotel is located in the heart of Mendoza, close to the city’s many attractions. Elegant guest rooms have hardwood floors, spacious marble baths, and panoramic views of the city. The only Relais & Gourmand restaurant in Argentina, La Bourgogne combines French techniques with fresh regional ingredients.
• 178 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar • Concierge • Outdoor Pool • Spa/Fitness Center/Solarium/Sauna
Argentina Hotels Mendoza
You’re just minutes from downtown Mendoza as well as the famous Wine Trail when you stay at this contemporary resort hotel located in Maipú. Sleek, soundproof guest rooms have modern décor, the latest tech amenities, and splendid views of the Andes or the picturesque Maipú district. After sightseeing, unwind in the pool or the spa!
• 118 AC Rooms • Restaurant/Bar/Buffet Breakfast • Indoor & Outdoor Pools • Spa/Fitness Center • Entertainment Complex Adjacent
Located on the shores of the Golfo Nuevo, this modern high-rise hotel puts you close to nearby shopping, dining, and other attractions. Retreat to spacious guest rooms with contemporary design and sweeping sea views.
• 105 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar/Snack Bar • Room Service • Outdoor Pool/Sundeck • Fitness Center/Sauna/Massage Services
LA POSADA DE MADRYN
This castle-like hotel is set amid rolling green lawns in a quiet residential neighborhood near the Puerto Madryn waterfront. Spacious guest rooms have understated beach décor and garden views. You’re just a few blocks from the beach.
• 24 Rooms • Complimentary Buffet Breakfast • Outdoor Pool • Internet Access
A broad sandy beach on the Golfo Nuevo is right outside this modern high-rise hotel. Guest rooms, most with private balconies, overlook the Atlantic Ocean. The beach is ideal for swimming, sunning, and windsurfing. Both restaurants serve a range of local and international dishes.
• 55 Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar/Buffet Breakfast • 24-Hour Room Service
Ideally located in Mendoza’s city center, this new hotel is just a short stroll from the main shopping areas. Spacious guest rooms have modern décor and open to terraces or balconies with city views. The restaurant’s cuisine is inspired by Spanish, French, and Argentinean culinary traditions.
• 180 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/Bar • Room Service • Outdoor Heated Pool • Fitness Center/Sauna
DESIGN SUITES SALTA
It’s an easy walk to Salta’s main square from this modernist hotel, located in the historical center of the city. Guest rooms are equipped with the latest tech amenities and have Jacuzzi tubs and great city views. After a day of sightseeing at street level, head to the rooftop pool for a leisurely dip and panoramic vistas.
• 51 AC Suites • Restaurant/Bar • Complimentary Breakfast • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Indoor Pool/Outdoor Rooftop Pool & Jacuzzi • Spa/Fitness Center/Sauna
Argentina Hotels Salta
The picturesque Lerma Valley unfolds below this modern hotel, perched on a verdant hillside just a few minutes from Salta’s city center. Hide away in contemporary-style rooms with Jacuzzi tubs, Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ Beds, and sweeping views from step-out balconies. The outdoor pool and roaring casino headline the recreation options.
• 145 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/Bar • 24-Hour Concierge/Room Service • Outdoor Heated Pool & Jacuzzi/Sundeck • Fitness Center/Sauna • Casino
Located in downtown Salta overlooking Belgrano Square, this contemporary high-rise hotel is close to Salta Cathedral and the Plaza 9 de Julio. Guest rooms feature splendid city views of Salta’s historical towers, Cerro San Bernardo, and the wide Larma Valley. El Rincón de Alejandro serves International cuisine and select local wines.
You’re just steps from all of Salta’s many attractions at this modern hotel in the heart of Salta. Sleek modern style courses through the spacious guest rooms and suites, which have hardwood floors, the latest tech amenities, and city views. Amaterra Restaurant serves an excellent menu of regional and international dishes along with a varied wine list.
An outpost of sophisticated charm and Old World elegance, this shining resort stands at the foot of the Martial Glacier just outside the world’s southernmost city. Guest rooms are decorated with rich tapestries, and have four-poster beds, jetted tubs, and sweeping views. Le Martial serves fresh Tierra del Fuego specialties and Argentinean wines
• 102 Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/Bar • Concierge/Room Service • Indoor Pool • Spa/Fitness Center/Sauna/Jacuzzi • Squash Court
• 160 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/Piano Bar • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Indoor Heated Pool • Fitness Center/Massage Services/Sauna/Jacuzzi
HOTEL AMERIAN SALTA
LAS HAYAS RESORT
Backed by the snow-capped Andean mountains and facing the famous Beagle Channel, this contemporary hotel welcomes guests into spacious accommodations with modern décor and sweeping views.
• 56 Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar Breakfast Room • Concierge/Room Service • Children’s Playroom
• 56 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Coffee Bar/Breakfast Room • Room Service • Outdoor Rooftop Pool • Massage Services/Fitness Center
LOS CAUQUENES RESORT & SPA
A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, this elegant resort commands the shoreline of Beagle Channel in the shadows of the Andes’ snow-topped peaks. Guest rooms have marble baths and stunning views; suites also have private terraces. After exploring the area, unwind with soothing massages and body treatments at the spa.
• 54 Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar/Wine Bar • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Indoor-Outdoor Heated Pool • Spa/Fitness Center • Game Room
Leblon Beach, Rio de Janeiro
Brazil Come to Brazil for the brilliant food, gorgeous beaches, sultry sunshine, and world-class sports. But mostly, come for the beautiful people and their effervescent spirit. FAST FACTS u Entry Requirements A passport and visa are required for US citizens traveling to Brazil for any purpose. Visas must be obtained in advance from the Brazilian Embassy or consulate nearest to the traveler’s place of residence. There are no “airport visas,” and immigration authorities will refuse entry to Brazil to anyone not possessing a valid visa. All visas, regardless of the length of validity, must initially be used within 90 days of the issuance date or will no longer be valid. US citizens reentering Brazil must be able to show an entry stamp in their passport proving that the visa was issued within 90 days; otherwise they will not be allowed reentry. u Departure Requirements No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport. u Language Portuguese is the official language. u Currency The official currency in Brazil is the real (R$). u Electrical There is no standard voltage in Brazil - power ranges from 127V/60 Hz to 220V/60 Hz; US appliances will need converters.
Think of Brazil, and what probably comes to mind is her carefree and colorful people celebrating Carnival, the planet’s biggest party. It’s this passion for life and exuberance of spirit that charms visitors. Travelers descending on the country’s fabulous cities, such as hedonistic Rio de Janeiro, can expect five-star hotels, great shopping, legendary beaches, sunny skies, and superb dining.
The Thrill of Brazil Head to Recife on the northeast coast for traditional markets, an historic Old Town with the oldest synagogue in the Americas, and one of the world’s best white-sand urban beaches.
Scintillating Cities Explore some of the world’s most dynamic cities: • Whether by sight (Carnival, Sugarloaf Mountain, the bikinis of Ipanema) or by sound (the choro, the samba, the bossa nova), Rio is one of the world’s most recognizable cities and the 2016 Summer Olympics host. • Bring your camera to Brasília, the futuristic capital city created from scratch in the 1950s, and the only city built in the 20th century to be named a World Heritage Site. • Dive into endless dining, nightlife, and cultural attractions in São Paulo, Brazil’s largest city. Catch championship soccer action at Estádio Nacional, host of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
Before the Falls Get up close to the thundering waters of Iguazú Falls near the Argentine border, as well as hundreds of butterfly species in the surrounding forest.
Corcovado Mountain and Christ the Redeemer Statue
u Food & Drink Brazilian cuisine varies by region, though the dishes of Rio and São Paulo are the most well known, led by feijoada, a traditional stew based on meat and black beans, and churrasco, a meal of wood-fire-grilled fresh meats. In Rio, chopperias serve cold beer and casual munchies, and churrascarias specialize in grilled meats. Venture into one of the famed rodizio restaurants, where grilled meat is continuously brought to your table – until you plead “enough!”
Brazil Sightseeing Brasilia
3 Hours Tour the UNESCO World Heritage Site city of Brasilia, a planned city with unique and modern architecture, designed by architects Lucio Costa and Oscar Niemeyer. Attractions include the Residential Super Blocks, Our Lady of Fatima Church, Saint John Bosco Sanctuary, TV Tower, Sector Militar, JK Memorial, Metropolitan Cathedral, Three Powers Square, Democracy and Liberty Pantheon, Lucio Costa Cultural Space, Jaburu Palace, Alvorada Palace, and South Embassies Sector.
Half Day This tour takes you to Fortaleza’s diverse, historic, and beautiful attractions, including the Metropolitan Cathedral, Central Market, the President Castelo Branco Mausoleum, the Martyrs Square, the Tourism Center, the Statue of Iracema, Meireles Beach and its famous crafts market, the rustic boats and jangadas on Rafts Harbour at Mucuripe beach, and the lively Praia do Futuro beach.
Half Day Begin this visit to Brazil’s Iguaçu (Iguazú) National Park at the Visitors’ Center, where there are photo exhibits and a souvenir shop. The tour continues with a panoramic view of the Falls, including Floriano, Deodoro, and Garganta del Diablo. The tour ends on the upper part of the Falls, reached by a panoramic elevator. From here, we go to the Porto Canoas area for a soothing view of the Upper Iguaçu River.
IGUAÇU FALLS – ARGENTINE SIDE
HALF DAY CITY TOUR
Half Day Witness jaw-dropping Iguaçu (Iguazú) Falls from Iguazú National Park on the Argentine side. See the confluence of the Iguaçu and Paraná Rivers, where the Three-Frontier Landmark marks the borders of Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina. At the Visitors’ Center, hop aboard an ecological train to Cataratas Station, where the visit to the Upper and Lower parts of Iguaçu Falls begins. Next, board the train to Devils’ Throat Station, an outstanding observation point.
Half Day The gateway to the Amazon, Manaus lies on the banks of the Negro River, surrounded in part by the Amazon rainforest. This tour reveals the city’s many attractions, such as the Municipal Market (a copy of Lês Halles in Paris), the Teatro Amazonas opera house, typical residential areas, and the Military Zoo of CIGS (the Brazilian Army’s Jungle Warfare Instructional Centre).
Half Day Begin this tour of the coastal city of Natal at the Via Costeira, along the Atlantic Ocean and the Parque das Dunas. See the Mãe Luíza lighthouse and Praia da Areia Preta, Praia dos Artistas, Praia do Meio, and Praia do Forte beaches, followed by the (optional) star-shaped Forte dos Reis Magos fortress. Visit the Canto do Mangue docks and fish market, the harbor, the local crafts market, the Viário traffic complex, and the Estádio Machadão sports stadium, among other sights.
Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
HALF DAY CITY TOUR OF RECIFE AND OLINDA
Half Day On this tour, ride along Recife’s Boa Viagem beach until you reach downtown, where you can stroll through the colonial streets of the restored Recife Antigo (Old Town) district, lined with beautiful buildings, including the oldest synagogue in the Americas. In the nearby colonial town of Olinda (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), see the Historic Center and its churches and museums, as well as fantastic views of the area.
Half Day This tour introduces you to marvelous Rio de Janeiro, beginning with the famous beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon, and São Conrado. Then, ascend Corcovado Mountain in a Swiss cogwheel train, and at the top, enjoy the dazzling view of the statue of Christ the Redeemer and the city of Rio. The trip continues through Tijuca Forest, the largest urban forest in the world, where you can stop to refresh and take photos at the Cascatinha Taunay waterfall.
Half Day Become acquainted with Rio’s urban area on this tour, taking you through the city’s modern and historic downtown area, former capital of the country and financial center of Rio. Also see such landmarks as the Estádio do Maracanã, Sambadrome (host stadium of the 2016 Summer Olympics), Metropolitan Cathedral, and Municipal Theater. Ascend to the top of Sugarloaf Mountain in a modern cable-car and enjoy panoramic views of the city, Guanabara Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean.
Brazil Sightseeing Salvador
HISTORICAL CITY TOUR – PELOURINHO
TOUR PRAIA DO FORTE
Full Day From Salvador, drive north along the Coconut Road, bordered by sand dunes, pristine beaches, and mangrove vegetation. Visit Abaeté Lake and Guarajuba Beach. At Praia do Forte, visit the Projeto TAMAR sea turtle project, the most important turtle research site in Brazil. There is also an option to visit the ruins of one of the oldest Portuguese buildings in Brazil, the Garcia D’Ávila’s Castle. Lunch will be served in Praia do Forte town or Guarajuba Beach.
HALF DAY CITY TOUR AROUND SÃO PAULO
Half Day Discover the lively city of São Paulo, beginning with the Liberdade neighborhood, home to the largest Japanese community outside of Japan. Next, visit the Neo-Gothicstyle Sé Cathedral, Patio do Colégio, Boa Vista Street, the Martinelli Building, and the Municipal Theater at Viaduto do Chá. Continue to Paulista Avenue, a nexus of financial and cultural institutions, shopping, and fine art museums. Finally, visit Ibirapuera Park and its many sports attractions and monuments.
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Half Day This visit of historical sights of Salvador centers on the Pelourinho, a former slave-trading district now known for its restaurants and nightlife. Stop at the Farol da Barra lighthouse for views of the bay. Continue along the treelined Vitória Corridor to historic Praça Tomé de Souza for views of the lower city and port, the Mercado Modelo, and the Lacerda Elevator. Continue on foot through historic squares and past colorful buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Rio Carnival in Sambadome
Brazil Escorted Tours 3 WONDERS 9 Days/8 Nights Rates Include • Accommodations for 8 nights • Breakfast daily • Transfers • Hotel taxes Day 1 – Manaus/M/V Desafio Upon arrival at Manaus Airport, private guided transfer from airport to the pier to embark on cruise aboard the M/V Desafio. After departure, navigate along the Negro River to the borders of the Solimões and the Amazon River. Further along towards Lake January, see the huge Victoria Amazonica water plant, and then stop at an indigenous house to learn about their way of living. After enjoying the beauty and the lavish green of the Amazon Forest from the deck, anchor at a river town for dinner and overnight.
served during navigation. In the afternoon, fish for piranha, then return to the boat for swimming. After dinner, search for alligators during a canoe excursion. Return to M/V Desafio.
Day 4 – Aboard the M/V Desafio/Iguazú Falls
• Accommodations for 6 nights • Breakfast daily • Transfers • Hotel taxes
Wake up for a morning tour to admire the birds coming out of their night places, then return to the boat for breakfast. Embark for the return to Manaus. Private transfer to airport for flight to Iguazú Falls. Arrival and transfer to Hotel das Cataratas. Day 5 – Iguazú Falls After breakfast, take private Brazil Falls Tour in the Iguazú National Park with Macuco Safari. Overnight at Hotel das Cataratas. Day 6 – Iguazú Falls/Rio de Janeiro After breakfast, transfer to airport for flight to Rio de Janeiro. Arrival and transfer to Hotel Windsor Atlantica.
Day 2 – Aboard the M/V Desafio
Day 7 – Rio de Janeiro
After breakfast, join a trekking tour to observe the local flora, one of the richest worldwide. Return to the boat, and go swimming. Lunch is served enroute to Samauma Island in the Anavilhanas Archipelago. Later, tour around the islands, lakes, igarapés (towns), and igapós (rainforests). After dinner, experience the night sounds of the forest from canoes amid the dark waters of the Negro River. Return to M/V Desafio.
After breakfast, take a half-day private tour throughout Rio de Janeiro, passing the famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, then ascending Corcovado Mountain in a Swiss cog railway for dazzling views of the Christ the Redeemer statue and the city of Rio. Overnight at Hotel Windsor Atlantica.
Day 3 – Aboard the M/V Desafio Proceed to Santa Maria, a typical Caboclo village, where you have the opportunity to see the Ribeirinho (riverside inhabitant) way of living. After breakfast, continue to the Furo do Meio. Lunch is
Day 8 – Rio de Janeiro Spend the day at leisure or join optional tours. Overnight at Hotel Windsor Atlantica. Day 9 – Rio de Janeiro After breakfast, transfer to airport.
7 Days/6 Nights Rates Include
Day 1 – Arrival in Tiradentes Upon arriving at Belo Horizonte Airport, transfer to Tiradentes. On the way, visit the city of Congonhas do Campo for lunch. The sculptures of Aleijadinho that decorate the Sanctuary of Good Jesus of Matozinhos express the passion and piety of this great artist at the peak of his humanism and creativity. Overnight at Pousada Solar da Ponte. Day 2 – Tiradentes/Ouro Preto After breakfast, begin a full-day tour to Tiradentes, with its charming shops, inns, and restaurants, and São João Del Rei, with its beautiful São Francisco de Assis church. Enjoy lunch. Take a ride between Tiradentes and São João del Rei on a narrow-gauge steam train and view the stunning mountains. Transfer to Ouro Preto and overnight at Pousada Solar do Rosario. Day 3 – Ouro Preto After breakfast, embark on full-day tour of Ouro Preto, a masterpiece of colonial Brazilian architecture and art (and UNESCO World Heritage Site). Continue to the 18th-century town of Mariana and admire its architecture, streetscapes, monuments, and leisurely pace of life. Overnight at Pousada Solar do Rosario. Day 4 – Ouro Preto/Rio de Janeiro After breakfast, transfer to Belo Horizonte Airport and your flight to Rio de Janeiro. Arrival and transfer to Hotel Windsor Atlantica. Day 5 – Rio de Janeiro After breakfast, take a half-day private tour throughout Rio de Janeiro, passing the famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, then ascending Corcovado Mountain in a Swiss cog railway for dazzling views of the Christ the Redeemer statue and the city of Rio. Overnight at Hotel Windsor Atlantica. Day 6 – Rio de Janeiro Spend the day at leisure or join optional tours. Overnight at Hotel Windsor Atlantica. Day 7 – Rio de Janeiro After breakfast, transfer to airport.
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Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro
You’re just steps from the world-famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema at this new highrise hotel, close to Rio’s best shopping, cinemas, theaters, restaurants, and bars. Soundproof guest rooms have kitchen facilities and great city and beach views. After sightseeing, head to the spa for a range of soothing massages and treatments.
Rio de Janeiro
• 545 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/Bar • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • 2 Outdoor Rooftop Pools/Sundecks • Spa/Fitness Center/Sauna/Steam Room
Rio de Janeiro
A landmark on Copacabana Beach since 1923, this grand Orient-Express hotel on Travel+Leisure’s 2010 “T+L 500” defines exemplary service, superb cuisine, and opulent luxury. Elegant yet relaxed, guest rooms are individually designed with fine period furniture and original works of art, plus views of the city or the world-famous beach.
Located directly across the road from worldfamous Copacabana Beach in spectacular Rio, this modern high-rise tower delivers views to the Atlantic horizon. Guest rooms, most with private verandas, have sweeping views of Copacabana. After sightseeing, head to the rooftop pool for a cool dip and unbeatable vistas.
Excellent service, comfortable rooms, lovely pools, and a prime location on Copacabana make this luxury hotel a must for vacationers in Rio. Soundproof guest rooms have marble baths, huge beds, and balconies (most with ocean views). The acclaimed Le Pre Catelan serves French fare backed by views of Copacabana.
• 388 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/2 Bars/Poolside Bar • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • 2 Outdoor Pools/Sundeck • Fitness Center/Sauna/Massage Services • Shopping Arcade
Rio de Janeiro
• 245 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/Bar • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Outdoor Heated Pool • Spa/Fitness Center/Sauna/Jacuzzi • Tennis Courts
Rio de Janeiro
PORTO BAY RIO INTERNACIONAL
SOFITEL RIO DE JANEIRO COPACABANA
COPA SUL HOTEL
Just one block from Copacabana Beach, this contemporary high-rise hotel is close to Rio’s myriad restaurants, shopping, and nightlife options. Retreat to spacious guest rooms with modern style and city views. The restaurant specializes in regional Brazilian cuisine. You’re close to Ipanema Beach and top shopping and nightlife.
• 88 AC Rooms • Restaurant/Bar • Concierge/Room Service • Complimentary Wireless Internet Access
Rio de Janeiro
• 117 AC Rooms & Apartments • Restaurant/2 Bars/Pool Bar • Concierge/Room Service/Beach Service • Outdoor Rooftop Pool • Fitness Center/Sauna/Massage Service
SHERATON RIO HOTEL & RESORT
Hailed as “the ultimate in luxury” by Frommer’s, this high-rise hotel near the Zona Sul is an excellent base for exploring the sights and sounds of Rio. Cool off in three swimming pools in the afternoon, and rock out in the disco after dark. Spacious, bright guest rooms have Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ Beds and private verandahs with ocean views.
• 559 AC Rooms & Suites • 4 Restaurants/Bar • 24-Hour Concierge & Room Service • 3 Outdoor Heated Pools/Children’s Pool • Fitness Center/Spa Services • 2 Lighted Tennis Courts • Kids Club
Brazil Hotels Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro
WINDSOR EXCELSIOR COPACABANA
Tradition blends with modernity at this contemporary high-rise hotel overlooking famous Copacabana Beach. Designed with charm and elegance, soundproof guest rooms have traditional décor, fine wood flooring, the latest tech amenities, granite baths, and super city or ocean views.
• 233 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Rooftop Poolside Bar • Complimentary Buffet Breakfast Daily • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Outdoor Rooftop Pool/Sundeck/Beach Services • Fitness Center/Sauna
Rio de Janeiro
• 237 AC Rooms • Restaurant/Bar • Outdoor Rooftop Pool/Sundeck • Fitness Center/Sauna
You’re just two blocks from one of the world’s most famous beaches – Copacabana! – at this stylish boutique hotel, surrounded by restaurants, nightclubs, bars, theaters, cinemas, and upscale shopping. Retreat to sleek, modern guest rooms with private balconies and city views.
• 76 AC Apartments • Restaurant/Bar • Complimentary Buffet Breakfast • Concierge/Room Service
BEST WESTERN AUGUSTO’S RIO COPA
This contemporary high-rise hotel is an easy walk from legendary Copacabana Beach as well as the neighborhood’s numerous restaurants, bars, cinemas, theaters, nightlife, and shopping. Spacious guest rooms have the latest tech amenities and great city views. Café Le Soleil specializes in a variety of international and Brazilian cuisines.
Rio de Janeiro
AUGUSTO’S COPACABANA HOTEL
Rio de Janeiro’s Flamengo is home to this Art Deco-style boutique hotel, set on a quiet street lined with imperial palm trees. Step into guest rooms with contemporary décor, high ceilings, and city or garden views. You’re just minutes from Sugarloaf Mountain and Copacabana Beach.
Rio de Janeiro
Located next to lively Copacabana Beach, this modern high-rise hotel is the perfect base for your Rio de Janeiro vacation, just steps from great shopping, dining, and nightlife. Guest rooms have classic style, the latest communications tech, and great city or ocean views. The restaurant serves up traditional Brazilian brasserie specialties.
• 109 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar/Poolside Bar/ Complimentary Breakfast • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Outdoor Pool • Fitness Center/Sauna
• 102 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Complimentary Buffet Breakfast • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Outdoor Rooftop Pool/Sundeck • Fitness Center/Sauna/Jacuzzi
NAOUM PLAZA BRASILIA
Traditional service and modern amenities come together at this contemporary high-rise hotel in Brasilia’s city center, close to the Embassy Sector, Convention Center, tourist attractions, and shopping. Step into spacious guest rooms with superb city views. The Falls serves a lavish feijoada (traditional Brazilian stew) on Saturdays.
• 174 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/Bar • VIP Class Lounge • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Outdoor Pool/Sundeck • Fitness Center/Sauna/Salon/Massage Services
Brazil Hotels Brasilia
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Part of the first hotel development in Brasilia’s renowned Brasil XXI complex in the city center, this sparkling property is close to the TV Tower and City Park, as well as restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. Guest rooms are spacious, with the latest tech amenities and city views. The Churchill Lounge Bar serves fine wines and cigars.
• 334 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar • Concierge/Room Service • Outdoor Heated Pool • Fitness Center/Sauna
Tucked away in the center of the picturesque town of Búzios, this intimate boutique hotel delivers incomparable services, refined accommodations, and exquisite attention to detail. Go swimming, walk to nearby shopping, and stroll the beaches, then retreat to spacious suites that open to private verandas with views of the gardens or ocean.
• 32 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/2 Bars • Room Service • Outdoor Pool • Spa/Fitness Center/Jacuzzi • Water Sports/Scuba Diving
Located with easy walking distance of João Fernandes Beach, this modern resort hotel delivers singular views of Ossos Bay the boats in the harbor, and the gorgeous sunsets! Retreat to guest rooms with contemporary style, cool tile floors, and sea or courtyard views.
VILA GALÉ FORTALEZA
Opening directly onto an idyllic stretch of whitesand beach, this modern hotel epitomizes attentive service and carefree recreation. Retreat to guest rooms with sleek contemporary style, cool tile floors, and private balconies with sweet ocean views. You’re just minutes from Fortaleza’s lively dining and nightlife scene.
• 21 AC Suites • Restaurant/Bar/Poolside Bar • Concierge/Room Service • Outdoor Pool • Spa/Fitness Center • Library • Water Sports Nearby
CASAS BRANCAS BOUTIQUE HOTEL & SPA
Made famous by Brigitte Bardot in the 1960s, this hip boutique resort is nestled in the hills overlooking the stunning Bay of Buzios. Breezy rooms, many with verandahs, have garden or ocean views. Indulge in Thai, Ayurvedic, and aromatherapy treatments at the luscious spa.
PORTO BAY BÚZIOS
• 300 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/3 Bars/24-Hour Room Service • Outdoor Pool • Fitness Center/Sauna/Jacuzzi/Massage Services • Water Sports • Children’s Club & Playground
• 34 AC Rooms • Coffee Shop/Breakfast Room/Bar • Room Service • Outdoor Pool/Children’s Pool/Sundeck • Sauna • Game Room • Complimentary Beach Shuttle
HOTEL DAS CATARATAS
You’ll find an unrivaled location, superior accommodations, and trademark Orient-Express elegance at this colonial-style resort, set in the heart of Iguazú National Park. Guest accommodations, many with private balconies, have polished wood flooring, classic Portuguese style, and views of the falls, forest, or gardens.
• 193 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/Bar/Room Service • Outdoor Pool/Children’s Pool/Sundeck • Cataratas Spa/Fitness Center/Sauna • Adventure Activities & Excursions • Golf Nearby
Brazil Hotels Iguazú Falls
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Located in downtown Foz do Iguaçu, this intimate boutique resort is the right option for refined accommodations and flawless service. After sightseeing, hide away in guest rooms with traditional décor, hardwood floors, and large windows with city views. The restaurant serves regional and International cuisine. Frommer’s call the resort “a gem.”
• 124 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Coffee Shop/2 Bars • Outdoor Pool/Sundeck • Fitness Center/Sauna • Tennis (Clay Court) • Game Room
Year-round sunshine highlights the ocean and sands that lay just outside the doors of this modern resort, adjacent to the Park of Dunes, the world’s largest urban ecological park. Sleek, colorful guest rooms have cool tile floors, private balconies, and sea views; suites also have Jacuzzis. Cais da Ribeira specializes in Portuguese cuisine.
• 134 AC Rooms • Restaurant/Bar/Poolside Snack Bar • 24-Hour Room Service • Outdoor Pool/Children’s Pool • Fitness Center/Tennis Courts • Game Room
• 189 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/Bar/Poolside Snack Bar • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • 3 Outdoor Pools/Water Park • Fitness Center/Sauna/Jacuzzi • Kids Club/Game Room
• 235 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/Bar/Coffee Shop/Poolside Bar • Complimentary Buffet Breakfast • 24-Hour Room Service • 3 Outdoor Pools • Sauna
RECANTO PARK HOTEL
Situated in Salvador’s city center, this modern high-rise hotel is close to the University, Museum of Modern Art, and several area beaches. Guest rooms have traditional style, rainfall showers, and city or ocean views. After sightseeing, dip into the rooftop pool and gaze over the ocean to the far horizon.
A contemporary haven just minutes from worldfamous Iguazú Falls, this resort welcomes you into comfortable guest rooms with modern décor, polished wood floors, and private balconies. After sightseeing, cool off in the expansive outdoor pool. Shopping, dining, and other attractions are right outside your door.
SAN MARTIN HOTEL
Conveniently situated closest to the famous Iguazú Falls than any other resort, this rustic-style property is also surrounded by 32 acres of lush landscaping. Breezy guest rooms have contemporary décor, polished wood floors, and large windows. Tennis, swimming, soccer, bird-watching, and hiking forest trails top a long list of recreational activities.
PESTANA NATAL BEACH RESORT
• 200 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar • Concierge/Room Service • Outdoor Pool/Whirlpool/Sundeck • Fitness Center/Sauna • Children’s Playground
HOTEL BAHIA DO SOL
Set in a residential area near Salvador’s beautiful beaches and historic center, this contemporary resort hotel is the ideal choice for a memorable Brazil vacation. Guest accommodations – many with ocean views – have modern style and a range of tech amenities. Zarzuela specializes in International cuisine and Brazilian regional dishes.
• 89 AC Apartments & Suites • Restaurant/Coffee Shop/Bar • 24-Hour Room Service • Business Center • Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet Throughout
Brazil Hotels São Paulo
L’HOTEL PORTO BAY SÃO PAULO
Modern amenities and timeless elegance greet you at this intimate hotel in the heart of São Paulo, just off the Avenida Paulista and close to the Teatro Municipal, Museu Paulista, elegant shops, and fine restaurants. Step into luxuriously furnished rooms with antique furniture, premium bedding, and L’Occitane amenities.
• 83 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Piano Bar • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Indoor Heated Pool • Spa/Fitness Center/Sauna/Solarium
• 189 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/Bar • Concierge • Outdoor Pool • 24-Hour Fitness Center
• 296 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar/Poolside Bar • Concierge/Room Service • Outdoor Pool • Fitness Center/In-Room Massage • Live Entertainment
• 195 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar/Complimentary Breakfast • 24-Hour Room Service • Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet Access
MELIA JARDIM EUROPA
HOTEL EXCELSIOR SÃO PAULO
Situated in São Paulo city center, this Art Decostyle hotel is within walking distance of Republic Square, Teatro Municipal, cinemas, restaurants, and great shopping. Colorful guest rooms have traditional style and state-of-the-art tech and entertainment amenities. Ouro Preto serves a varied menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Known for modern accommodations and personalized service, this uniquely shaped highrise hotel is located in São Paulo’s exclusive Itaim Bibi neighborhood. Contemporary-style guest rooms are spacious and have oversize windows. For a real taste of Brazil, try the authentic feijoada (traditional Brazilian stew) served every Friday at Aromatique.
Located adjacent to São Paulo’s downtown WTC Convention Center, this modern high-rise hotel is close to all the city’s major attractions. Hide away in spacious guest rooms with contemporary décor and city views. Sit down to international cuisine with Brazilian flair, as well as an extensive selection of fine wines at Barbacoa.
INTERCONTINENTAL SÃO PAULO
São Paulo’s many entertainment, dining, and nightlife options are convenient to this Art Decostyle high-rise hotel in the city’s business district. Guest rooms have traditional décor, the latest tech amenities, Jacuzzi tubs, and city views. Tarsila celebrates modern art while specializing in local Brazilian cuisine.
SHERATON SÃO PAULO WTC HOTEL
• 322 AC Rooms • Restaurant/Bar • 24-Hour Room Service • Outdoor Rooftop Pool • Fitness Center/Sauna • Tennis Courts
PESTANA SÃO PAULO
You’re just steps from the Itau Cultural Institute, Teatro Municipal, and Museu Paulista, as well as the many attractions of São Paulo, at this high-rise hotel in the Jardins neighborhood. Soundproof guest rooms have plush bedding, the latest tech amenities, spacious baths with rainfall showers, and great city views.
• 198 AC Rooms • Restaurant/Bar • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Outdoor & Indoor Pools • Fitness Center/Sauna/Massage Services
Condor Nazca Lines, Peruvian Desert
A fascinating history of ancient civilizations, undiscovered treasures, and unsolved mysteries make Peru one of the most intriguing countries to visit and explore. FAST FACTS u Entry Requirements A valid passport is required to enter and depart Peru; tourists must also provide evidence of return or onward travel. US citizens do not need a visa to visit Peru if traveling as a tourist with a valid US passport.
Home to the world’s most enduring mysteries, Peru is a striking blend of breathtaking landscapes and urban sophistication, and her vivacious people love to share the spirit of their culture.
Enigmatic Attractions Marvel at the sophistication of pre-Columbian cultures and their legacies, as well as sites of a somewhat more mysterious nature:
u Departure Requirements An Airport Tax of US$31.00 is levied on passengers embarking on international flights.
• At the majestic mountaintop ruins of Machu Picchu, the Incas built terraces, gardens, staircases, temples, and aqueducts as close to their gods as they could ingeniously manage.
u Language Spanish is the official language; Quechua is still spoken, with slight variants in many regions of the country.
• Legendary volcano El Misti stands guard over the World Heritage Site of Arequipa and its many colonial-era buildings made of pearly white volcanic rock.
u Currency The official currency in Peru is the Nuevo Sol (S/.).
• Were the famous Nazca Lines made by the Incas – or someone else? Check out the 200 square miles of geoglyphs of patterns, animals, and human figures, and decide for yourself…
u Electrical 220V/60Hz; some US appliances may need converters.
City Lights If these enigmatic attractions aren’t enough, there are the energetic cities of Lima and Cuzco – alive and high-kicking with an exciting cultural mix of nationalities and styles. Bustling, sprawling Lima is crammed with culture, a rich heritage, and nine million people. By day, shop Miraflores’ markets to pick up Peruvian crafts, alpaca sweaters, ceramics, and silver jewelry. Historic and stately, Cuzco nevertheless entertains a surprisingly lively café scene, as well as rollicking nightlife, centered mostly in the streets just off the Plaza de Armas and in San Blas.
u Food & Drink Fast becoming a foodie favorite, Peru’s cuisine essentially blends Spanish fare with traditional native ingredients, influenced by waves of Asian, European, and West African immigrants. Native Peruvian food crops such as quinoa, kiwicha, and chili peppers have been recently “discovered” by international consumers. Wash it all down with pisco, the traditional Peruvian brandy, a clear grape brandy that is drunk neat, with mixers, and in cocktails like the Pisco Sour.
Peru Sightseeing Arequipa
AREQUIPA CITY TOUR
CUSCO CITY TOUR
HORSEBACK RIDING – SACRED VALLEY
Half Day Explore Arequipa, at the foot of the beautiful extinct Misti volcano. See the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, and the Jesuit church of La Compañia. A visit to the Santa Catalina convent, closed to the public for almost 400 years, provides insight into the isolated lives of the nuns, mostly daughters of the wealthy Spanish nobility.
Half Day Explore Cusco, the amazing colonial city built on the foundations of ancient Inca palaces. You will visit the Temple of the Sun, where you can appreciate the incredible masonry of the Incas, the Plaza de Armas, and the Cathedral, with its carved woodworks, altars, and paintings, the Inca fortress of Sacsahuamán, the underground cave and temple of Kenko, and Tambomachay.
Full Day Saddle up for a scenic horseback ride through the gorgeous Cusco countryside. Your 2.5-hour ride will take you past pastoral farming fields, Andean-style villages, and ancient Inca remains to the “Temple of The Moon” hill, where you will enjoy a van ride back to Cusco.
MORAY AND MARAS SALT MINES
MOUNTAIN BIKE EXCURSIONS
PISAC MARKET, PISAC RUINAS
Half Day This half-day adventure will begin as you explore the huge, circular terraces at Moray. Built by the Incas in natural sinkholes on a limestone plateau overlooking the Urubamba valley, their purpose remains a mystery. Nearby, discover the age-old terraced salt mines and ponds of the colonial town of Maras.
Full Day This exciting tour will start at the entrance to the archaeological complex of Sacsayhuaman, where your bike circuit around Cusco’s Incan ruins will begin. Experience ancient archaeological sites that are unreachable by traditional access roads, and enjoy a delicious picnic lunch.
Full Day Drive through scenic Urubamba Valley to visit the Inca ruins and remarkably well-preserved Andean terraces that lie above Cusco. Tour colorful Pisac Market, where locals meet to sell their merchandise as they have done for centuries, and continue to Ollantaytambo to climb its imposing Inca fortress and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
Full Day Your full-day tour will begin at the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where you’ll enjoy easy waters and spectacular views of the mountains and archeological remains. Raft class II and III rapids as you pass Ollantaytambo’s ancient Inca terraces, and finish with strong class III rapids at “El Resbaladero.” Enjoy lunch at the side of the river in a traditional restaurant owned by the local community.
4 Days/3 Nights Enjoy a scenic drive to the Inca fortress of Sacsahuamán on the hill above the city of Cusco, and admire spectacular views overlooking the Andean valley and city. You will continue on to the underground cave and temple of Kenko and then to Tambomachay, known as the “Baths of the Inca” due to its thermal springs.
EXCURSION TO MACHU PICCHU
Full Day Visit UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, Macchu Piccu, on this spectacular trip high above the Urubama Valley. A coach will take you to the citadel of the ancient ruins, where a professional tour guide will teach you about the site’s long and storied history.
Peru Sightseeing Cusco/Machu Picchu
TRIBUTE TO MOTHER EARTH CEREMONY
GASTRONOMY TOUR OF LIMA
LARCO HERRERA/ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
Half Day This unforgettable tour allows you to witness – or even be a part of – an ancient Andean ceremony to pay tribute to the land by performing a mystical ceremony in appreciation to the Pacha Mama.
Half Day Get ready to enjoy a morning of ceviche and Pisco Sour, Peruvian dishes that have enticed visitors the world over. Learn about the tasting and selection of ingredients by renowned chefs and bartenders, and enjoy a delicious assorted buffet lunch buffet. Your tour will end with a stop at the exclusive boutique Dedalo gallery, where you will find an extensive selection of books on cuisine.
Half Day Visit the Larco Herrera Museum, which boasts a private collection of nearly 45,000 pieces of pottery excavated by the Peruvian archaeologist Rafael Larco Hoyle. Continue to the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology for a fascinating overview of ancient Peruvian art and archaeology.
LIMA BY NIGHT/DINNER & FOLKLORE SHOW
LIMA CITY TOUR
Half Day Starting in the center of Lima, this short tour will take you through the bohemian district of Barranco, home to Lima’s best known writers and painters, and playground to Lima’s younger generation. After, you will continue on to a local restaurant overlooking the Pacific Ocean to enjoy dinner and a folklore show.
Half Day Your guided tour of Lima will allow you to see the Historical Center, including Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace, City Hall, and the San Francisco Convent. Continue through the residential areas of Lima, including San Isidro, Miraflores, and Larco Mar, which offers a spectacular panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean.
Full Day Drive a few minutes south of Lima along the Pacific Coast to visit one of Peru’s most renowned pre-Hispanic pilgrimage sites, dating back to around 200AD. The ruins of Pachacamac in the Lurin Valley cover four square miles and include the ruins of adobe buildings and temples as well as the remains of the Temple of the Sun God and remarkable irrigation works and reservoirs built by the Incas during their occupation of the area.
BIRD WATCHING IN TITICACA NATIONAL RESERVE
Half Day Spot up to 60 bird species on this excursion that takes you to Titicaca National Reserve. Using rafts made of totora, sail north of the Reserve to watch the different species of birds, while escorted by a guide and biologist. On the return to Puno, visit Uros Island to find spot rarities such as the flightless Titicaca grebe.
Full Day This spectacular rail trip runs between historic Cusco and the beautiful city of Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca. The first half of the journey is dominated by the magnificent Andean mountains, which tower over the deep valleys of the meandering Huatanay River, before reaching the rolling Andean Plains. Your journey is broken by a scenic stop at La Raya, the highest point on the route.
Half Day Sail to the floating island of the Uros on Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, and see how the locals live as they have done for generations – building their huts and boats with the totora reeds from the lake and eking out a living by fishing and selling handicrafts.
Peru Escorted Tours ENIGMAS OF PERU
WONDERS OF PERU
12 Days/11 Nights
12 Days/11 Nights
• Accommodations for 11 nights • Breakfast daily plus some other meals • Transfers (including air travel) • Hotel taxes
• Accommodations for 11 nights • Meals included most days • Transfers (including air travel) • Hotel taxes
Day 1 – Arrival in Lima
Day 1 – Arrival in Lima
Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. Tour Lima’s most important architectural icons, including Main Square, the San Francisco Convent, and Miraflores.
Upon arrival, reception at the airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Lima.
Day 2 – Ica
Discover “The City of Kings” on a comprehensive tour of Lima. Proceed to Miraflores to visit the Parque del Amor (Love Park) and enjoy great views of the Pacific Ocean. Overnight in Lima.
After a bus ride to Ica, transfer to local airport for a fly-over of the Nazca Lines – figures drawn on the sandy soil and distributed in a 2,000-year-old labyrinth of lines. Day 3 – Ica/Ballestas Islands/Lima Transfer to Paracas Bay for a motorboat excursion to the Ballestas Islands. Spot the mysterious designs atop El Candelabro, and return to Lima for a transfer to your hotel. Day 4 – Lima/Cusco Fly to Cusco to visit the Imperial City, Santo Domingo Convent, Main Square, Sacsayhuaman Fortress, and the archaeological sites of Qenko, Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay. Day 5 – Cusco/Ollantaytambo Drive to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Shop the colorful market of Pisac, and continue to Urubamba for a buffet lunch. Finally, visit the Incan town of Ollantaytambo.
Day 2 – Lima
Day 3 – Lima/Arequipa Transfer to airport for flight to Arequipa. In the afternoon, explore the “White City,” including the Santa Catalina Convent, the Main Square, and the Iglesia de La Compañía de Jesus. Continue to the nearby village of Yanahuara, then Villa de Cayma. Overnight in Arequipa. Day 4 – Arequipa/Chivay or Yanque Journey through the town of Yura and the National Reserve of Salinas/Aguada Blanca and Pampa Cañahuas. Stop in Patahuasi to enjoy a coca infusion, and continue to the town of Chivay. Enjoy lunch in town or a picnic. Afternoon at leisure, followed by dinner at the lodge. Overnight in Chivay or Yanque. Day 5 – Chivay or Yanque/Puno
Visit stunning Machu Picchu. Take a train ride to Aguas Calientes, where you will board a bus to the citadel, and enjoy a buffet lunch.
On the trip to Cruz del Cóndor (Condor Cross), see one of the deepest canyons in the world and spot a majestic condor. Possible visit to the preIncan town of Pinchollo, as well as Maca. Stop for lunch in Chivay and continue to Puno for overnight.
Day 7 – Cusco
Day 6 – Puno
Spend the morning at leisure, then board an afternoon train to Cusco. Upon arrival, transfer to your accommodations.
Begin your excursion to Lake Titicaca with a visit to the floating islands of the Uros, also called
Day 6 – Machu Picchu
Lake Town. Continue to Taquile Island, where the community keeps their traditions alive, including their colorful native attire. Lunch included. Overnight in Puno. Day 7 – Puno/Cusco Embark on a motorcoach to Cusco, stopping at Pucara and La Raya, the highest point on the road between Puno and Cusco. Enjoy the wonderful scenery of the South Valley of Cusco. Visit the Inca ruins of Rachi. Stop for lunch enroute. Visit the town of Andahuaylillas and its Baroque-style Church of San Pedro. Overnight in Cusco. Day 8 – Cusco Tour Cusco, known as “The Imperial City,” beginning with the Santo Domingo Convent, followed by the Main Square, with its Cathedral and the beautiful Church of La Compañía. Stop at the Sacsayhuaman Fortress. Finally, view the archaeological sites of Qenko, Puca-Pucara, and Tambomachay. Overnight in Cusco. Day 9 – Cusco Spend the day at leisure. Overnight in Cusco. Day 10 – Cusco/Sacred Valley Take a motorcoach trip to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the Urubamba Valley, and the colorful market of Pisac. Continue to the town of Urubamba for a buffet lunch. Finally, visit Ollantaytambo, an attractive town of Inca origin. Overnight in the Sacred Valley. Day 11 – Sacred Valley/Cusco Take a tour past the landscapes of the Sacred Valley of Urubamba to stunning Machu Picchu via train. After the guided tour, you have free time on your own. Enjoy buffet lunch at local restaurant, then return trip via train to Cisco and your hotel. Overnight in Cusco. Day 12 – Cusco/Lima Transfer to airport. Upon arrival, assistance and connection with your international departure flight.
Day 8 – Cusco Enjoy a free day to explore Cusco. Day 9 – Cusco/Puno Travel to Puno, visiting Andahuaylillas, the Racchi ruins, Pucara, and La Raya – the highest point between Cusco and Puno. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Day 10 – Puno Visit Uros and Taquile Island, where the community welcomes you in traditional costumes and colorful dresses. Day 11 – Puno/Lima Transfer to airport for flight to Lima, visiting the Sillustani archaeological site. Upon arrival in Lima, transfer to hotel. Day 12 – International Departure Transfer to airport for international departure. Inca City Machu Picchu
Peru Hotels Lima
MIRAFLORES PARK HOTEL
Located in exclusive Malecón de la Reserva, this all-suite hotel – a Travel+Leisure 2012 “World’s Best Awards” winner – offers stunning views of the Pacific from its heated rooftop pool. Luxuriate in suites featuring marble baths and Molton Brown amenities, unwind at the spa, and enjoy a Pisco Sour at the Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde cocktail bar.
• 82 AC Suites • 2 Restaurants/Bar/Room Service • Bath Butlers • Outdoor Rooftop Heated Pool/Sundeck • Zest Spa/Fitness Center
• 301 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/2 Bars • Concierge • Indoor Heated Pool • Heavenly Spa by Westin™ • WestinWORKOUT® Gym/Sauna • Shopping
This modern hotel is located in Lima’s financial center, just minutes from the city’s historical center, Parque el Olivar, San Isidro, and Museo de la Nacion. Step into soundproof guest rooms with modern rustic décor, huge windows, the latest tech amenities, and city views. Chabuca Restaurant serves up authentic Peruvian cuisine.
HOTEL LIBERTADOR LIMA
This modern boutique hotel stands in Lima’s financial center overlooking the Lima Golf Club, close to museums, beaches, shopping malls, restaurants, bars, and other attractions. Step into sleek, spacious guest rooms with contemporary décor and garden or city views. After sightseeing, pull up a chair for traditional Peruvian cuisine at the restaurant.
ATTON SAN ISIDRO
Ideally located in Miraflores, this is the perfect choice for sophisticated vacationers who expect excellent service and comfortable, well-designed accommodations. Step into sleek, luxurious guest rooms with hardwood floors and superb city views. You’re just steps from great restaurants, shops, and other attractions.
• 155 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/Buffet Breakfast/Sports Bar • Concierge • Outdoro Heated Pool • Fitness Center/Sauna/Spa Services • Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet Access
THE WESTIN LIMA HOTEL & CONVENTION CENTER
Experience modern elegance, sterling Westin service, and pampering amenities at this distinctive high-rise hotel in Lima’s vibrant San Isidro financial district. Spacious rooms have contemporary furnishings, walk-in closets, Westin Heavenly Beds®, Heavenly Showers®, and sparkling city views. Maras Restaurant serves contemporary Peruvian fare.
CASA ANDINA SELECT MIRAFLORES
• 54 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar/Complimentary Breakfast • 24-Hour Room Service • Fitness Center/Sauna/Jacuzzi • Complimentary Wi-Fi Throughout
• 252 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar/Complimentary Breakfast Buffet • Room Service • Outdoor Pool/Jacuzzi/Sundeck • 24-Hour Fitness Center
Sink into warm, comfortable rooms and suites equipped with pillow menus to ensure a perfect night’s sleep. Enjoy executive amenities on The Level, which features butler service, private check-in, and an exclusive lounge with buffet breakfast, afternoon snacks, and an evening open bar.
• 180 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar/Concierge • Outdoor Pool • Spa Lounge with Massage Treatments • Fitness Center/Sauna/Hydro-Massage • Complimentary In-Room Broadband Internet Access
Peru Hotels Lima
SONESTA POSADA DEL INCA MIRAFLORES HOTEL
After a day exploring Miraflores, sink into comfortable accommodations with marble baths and tubs. Enjoy a leisurely buffet breakfast at Inkafé Plaza Restaurant before shopping till you drop at nearby Larcomar, the area’s newest shopping center.
• 28 AC Rooms & Suites • Inkafé Plaza Restaurant • Room Service • Business Center • Laundry Service
This quaint hotel, a restored 18th-century manor house, includes three interior patios featuring bubbling fountains, patios lined with stone archways, and wooden balconies. Read by the fireplace, dine by candlelight, and admire the centuries-old frescoes. Cozy rooms feature unique touches like oxygen on request to help travelers adjust to the altitude.
• 203 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Coffee Shop/Bar • Complimentary Buffet Breakfast • 24-Hour Room Service • Spa Del Inka/Fitness Center/Sauna • Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet Access
SONESTA HOTEL CUSCO
After a recent renovation, this centrally located hotel on Cusco’s main avenue boasts contemporary, modern accommodations in the heart of downtown. Enjoy traditional cuisine and cocktails at the on-site restaurant, along with sweeping mountain and city views from newly redecorated rooms.
• 94 AC Rooms & Suites • Alma Gourmet Restaurant/Bar • Lounge/Reading Room with Fireplace • Complimentary High-Speed Internet Access • On-Site Shopping
HOTEL LIBERTADOR PALACIO DEL INKA
This classic hotel on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Gold List 2012” was built atop an ancient Incan palace and stands across from the famous Temple of the Sun. Rooms are decorated with Incan motifs, carved wooden doors, woven tapestries, and paintings and mirrors in gold-lacquered frames. Unwind with a Pisco Sour at the atmospheric Rumi Bar.
CASA ANDINA PRIVATE COLLECTION CUSCO
ECO INN CUSCO
Whitewashed walls and a red tiled roof greet visitors to this stately hotel just off Cusco’s Main Square. Visit the Samay Oxygen Lounge to help get acclimated to the altitude, and enjoy a hydromassage at the Inca Tak Spa. Accommodations include LCD flat-screen TVs, and some feature balconies.
• 170 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant • Inca Tak Spa • Samay Oxygen Lounge
• 127 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar • Room Service • Business Center with Internet Access
Located just blocks from Cusco’s cathedral and Plaza Principale, this hotel features a glass-roofed center courtyard, graced with a central fountain and framed with delicate archways. Dine on local cuisine or sip a complimentary Coco Tea at La Cave, and sink into plush, contemporary accommodations.
• 99 AC Rooms • 2 Restaurants/Bar • Room Service • Personalized Children’s Gifts
Peru Hotels Cusco
SONESTA POSADAS DEL INCA CUSCO
Located only minutes from the airport, this convenient hotel is a great home base for exploring all that Cusco has to offer. Rich, homey guest rooms feature dark wood accents and soundproof windows over El Sol Avenue, while the vibrant Peruvian restaurant beckons with large windows and traditional cuisine.
• 23 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant • Laundry Service • Business Center with Internet Access
• 128 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar • Concierge • Indoor & Outdoor Heated Pools/Sundeck • The Spa at Valle Sagrado/Whirlpool/ Fitness Center • Game Room/Shopping
• 85 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar • Sacred Spa/Fitness Center • Glass-Domed Planetarium & Observatory • Billiards/Game Room • Children’s Playground
SOL Y LUNA LODGE & SPA
A garden courtyard, lofty eucalyptus, and tile-roofed bungalows melt seamlessly into this intimate lodge’s Sacred Valley location. Visit the ranch for a horseback ride through the valley, swing away on the tennis court, and admire the mountains as you take a dip in the pool. You can greet the day from your private veranda.
• 28 Bungalows • Restaurant/Pub • Outdoor Pool • Yacu Wasi Spa/Fitness Center/Yoga/Tai Chi • Ranch with Stables and Corrals • Outdoor Tennis Court
SONESTA POSADA DEL INCA YUCAY HOTEL
This colonial-style hotel and former monastery attracts guests with landscaped courtyards, intimate stone walkways, and a stunning location in the heart of the Sacred Valley. Dine by the roar of the fireplace at Inkafé Restaurant, and retreat to comfortable guest rooms with plush bedding and stone accent walls.
Nestled on eight acres deep in the heart of the Sacred Valley, this picturesque, chateau-style resort is pure relaxation. Sink into the natural stone hot tub at the full-service spa, take a Peruvian cooking class at the restaurant, and end your day with guided star-gazing at the planetarium. Rooms boast panoramic views of the Andes from balconies or sitting areas.
TAMBO DEL INKA, A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT & SPA HHHHH
The only hotel in Urubamba with a private train station to Machu Picchu, this sterling resort delivers refined dining, a stunning spa, and exceptional service. Retreat to guest rooms with hardwood floors, premium bedding, walk-in closets, the latest tech gear, open-plan baths, Gilchrist & Soames amenities, and private balconies with breathtaking views.
CASA ANDINA PRIVATE COLLECTION VALLEY SAGRADO
• 84 AC Rooms • Inkafé Restaurant • Wedding Chapel • Business Center with Internet Access
HOTEL LIBERTADOR AREQUIPA
Close to Arequipa’s historic center, this sprawling 1940s colonial-style hotel welcomes guests into expansive, elegantly appointed rooms with period furnishings, marble baths, and city or courtyard views. Sit down to Peruvian specialties and international cuisine at the acclaimed Los Robles. Frommer’s calls this property “Arequipa’s swankest large hotel.”
• 88 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar • 24-Hour Room Service • Outdoor Pool/Jacuzzi • Fitness Center/Sauna/Spa Services • Boutique
Peru Hotels Arequipa
CASA ANDINA PRIVATE COLLECTION AREQUIPA
This restored colonial mansion, which dates back to 1794, features two stunning courtyards framed with stone archways and complimented by original frescos. Plush rooms are located in either the original manor house or modern wing, and feature LCD TVs, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi Internet access, and soundproof windows.
• 41 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar • Room Service • Handicraft/Gift Shop
On the shores of the River Colca, this scenic, hideaway resort is surrounded by terraced, verdant fields and rugged hillsides. Cobblestone pathways wind through the grounds and thatchroofed, adobe buildings, culminating in open-air hot pools fed by natural springs. The spa features relaxing face and body treatments against a natural backdrop.
• 58 AC Rooms • Inkafé Restaurant • 24-Hour Room Service • Outdoor Pool
• 123 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Fitness Center/Sauna/Whirlpool • Game Room/Boutique • Private Dock
ECO INN COLCA
• 45 Rooms • 3 Restaurants/2 Bars • 3 Open-air Hot Pools/Open-Air Cold Pool • Eco-Spa with Steam Room, Jacuzzis
HOTEL LIBERTADOR LAGO TITICACA
Perched on its own small island, this hotel overlooks Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, and the surrounding mountains. Guest rooms feature traditional style and panoramic lake views. Los Uros serves inspired “Novo Andean” cuisine. Frommer’s says the hotel is “ensconced in serenity and splendid isolation.”
Built among the pre-Incan terraced hillsides, this rustic lodge features golden, thatch-roofed buildings set among colorful wildflowers and low grasses. Enjoy dinner with panoramic views of the valley, or take a stroll through the property’s scenic grounds. Rooms are highlighted by natural wood and stone accents.
SONESTA DEL INCA AREQUIPA HOTEL
Located in the center of Arequipa’s Main Square, this colonial-style hotel affords incredible views of the town’s majestic cathedral. Enjoy breakfast on the sunny, red-tiled rooftop terrace, cool down in the outdoor pool, and retreat to warm, soothing guest rooms accented with splashes of vibrant color.
• 21 Rooms • Restaurant • Room Service • Laundry Service
CASA ANDINA PRIVATE COLLECTION PUNO
On the banks of Lake Titicaca, this hotel features its own private train stop en route to or from Cusco. Local stone, wood, and clay, add to the rustic ambiance of the exterior, and sweeping ocean views are afforded from the glass-walled gourmet restaurant. Rooms are pumped with oxygen to help travelers adjust to the high altitude.
• 46 Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar • Private Pier • Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet Access • Aldo & Co Jewelry Store
Cuernos del Paine, Patagonia
Stroll the bustling sidewalks of Santiago, roam the desolate moonscape of remote Patagonia, marvel at the mysterious relics of Easter Island – it’s all part of your Chilean adventure! FAST FACTS u Entry Requirements US citizens entering Chile must have a valid passport. Visitors will be charged a reciprocity fee at port of entry, and a small receipt for the fee will be stapled in the last page of the passport. This visa is valid for multiple entries and remains valid until the expiration of the passport. In addition, visitors will be issued a tourist visa consisting of a single sheet of paper placed in the passport. This visa is valid for a stay of up to 90 days and must be surrendered to immigration authorities upon departure. Parents are required to have documentary evidence of their relationship to the child (an original birth certificate or certified copy of an original birth certificate is required). u Departure Requirements No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport. u Language Spanish is the official language. u Currency The official currency in Chile is the peso (CH$). u Electrical 220V/50Hz; US appliances will need converters.
From its mighty fjords, icy-blue glaciers, fiery volcanoes, and craggy peaks, to its thriving vineyards, gourmet feasts, café culture, and urban appeal, Chile is flat-out fascinating. Where else can you feel like you’re absorbed in ancient civilization, blissfully isolated in the middle of nowhere, commanding the cutting edge of urban sophistication, and perched at the far ends of the earth – all in the same country?
Outback Adventures Thrill to an array of stunning landscapes like no other country in the world: • Once a remote backpacking destination, Patagonia attracts active vacationers with snow-capped Andean peaks, pristine lakes, alpine forests, and glaciers. • Ponder the profound mysteries of remote Easter Island (a/k/a Rapa Nui), famous for its enigmatic giant stone busts that reflect the dramatic rise and fall of an isolated Polynesian culture. • The Valley of the Moon, one of the driest places on earth, is a barren, surreal vista of timeless volcanoes, serrated mountains, and striated mesas.
Continental Culture Roam the sidewalks of lively Santiago, a capital city and financial center filled with skyscrapers, 19th-century European architecture, and Spanish adobe bungalows, with the towering Andes as an awesome backdrop. And the World Heritage Site of Valparaiso is built among, atop, around, and between some 42 hills above a Pacific Coast bay. Climb aboard any of 15 funicular-style “elevators” around town for beautiful seaside views.
Rapa Nui, Easter Island
u Food & Drink Chilean cuisine combines local ingredients with Spanish influences as well as other European flavors, and seafood also enjoys a heavy presence in the national diet. Chile is making a strong bid for the attention of wine connoisseurs worldwide, with its Chardonnays, Sauvignon Blancs, Pinot Noirs, and Cabernet Sauvignons. It’s easy to join a tour of the gorgeous wine country, centered in the Colchagua and Casablanca valleys, as well as San Antonio.
Chile Sightseeing Easter Island
ANAKENA & LOST CULTURE OF RAPA NUI
PUERTO MONTT & PUERTO VARAS CITY TOUR
Full Day This enlightening tour will take you to some of Chile’s most important ancient monuments. View the unrestored ruins of Ahus Vaihu and Akahanga, and proceed to Rano Raraku, a quarry of almost 900 stone statues at the slopes of an extinct volcano. Afterwards, see Ahu Tongariki, Ahu Te Pito Kura, and the beach of Anakena. There you will have the opportunity to enjoy the warm Pacific Ocean.
Full Day Tour the majestic Osorno Volcano on this scenic seven-hour tour. Embark on a picturesque lakeshore drive before beginning your ascent to the Volcán Osorno Ski & Mountain Center, where you will take a short hike to enjoy marvelous views of Osorno’s volcanic glaciers, the Calbuco Volcano, Lake Llanquihue, and the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy a hot chocolate, and visit the emerald Laguna Verde on your descent.
Half Day Picturesque Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas are yours to discover on this three-hour tour. Drive to Puerto Montt’s lookout for views of the bay and Osorno and Calbuco volcanoes, and visit the city centre, main square, and cathedral. From here, continue to Puerto Varas to admire the poetry of its rose-covered houses and intimate bay.
TORRES DEL PAINE NATIONAL PARK
CASABLANCA VALLEY WINERIES
CHILEAN RESTAURANT DINNER & SHOW
10 Hours This day-long tour of Torres del Paine National Park takes you to the most popular spots, including Milodon Cave, Laguna Amarga, the Cerro Paine mountain range, Nordenskjold and Pehoé lakes, Salto Grande waterfall, and Grey Glacier. Along the way, spot wildlife such as red foxes and condors.
5 Hours Travel into the Casablanca Valley, the youngest Chilean wine area, on this five-hour tour. Stop at Emiliana Vineyards, a leader in the Chilean organic movement, to try four wines including the premium Coyam. The tour continues to Casas del Bosque, a boutique family winery, where you will have the chance to choose from two wines: “Reserva” or “Gran Reserva.”
4 Hours Indulge in a sumptuous dinner at El Apero, a Chilean restaurant combining national traditions and haute cuisine. An elegant dance show will cap off the night, showcasing the diversity of typical Chilean dances in a colorful trip from north to south.
PANORAMIC TOUR/CERRO SAN CRISTÓBAL
Half Day Enjoy a tour of bustling Santiago, from its scenic Barrio Universitario to its historic City Center and Main Square. Continue to the green Parque Forestal to admire the stunning Fine Arts museum, and visit Cerro San Cristóbal for unique views of the city. Your tour will end with a visit to the bohemian Bellavista neighborhood.
PURO CABALLO EQUESTRIAN SHOW
Full Day This five-hour tour will take you to visit Puro Caballo, a typical Chilean horse stable, to learn about the traditions of Chile’s countryside. You will be greeted with a pisco sour drink and a warm empanada – a meat turnover that is a local specialty. Enjoy a demonstration of Chilean horse skill performed by a huaso, or Chilean cowboy.
VALPARAISO & VIÑA DEL MAR
Full Day This full-day tour will take you past the fruit trees, plantations, and vineyards of the Curacavi valley en route to UNESCO World Heritage Valparaiso. Stroll the narrow alleys that meander through the hills and experience the old funiculars that made this picturesque city famous. Afterwards, head to the beaches of Viña del Mar.
Chile Escorted Tours COCHAMO OUTDOOR LAKE CROSSING
RAPA NUI (Easter Island)
4 Days/3 Nights
• Accommodations for 3 nights • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included all full days • Transfers (including air travel) • Hotel taxes
• Accommodations for 3 nights • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included all full days • Transfers (including air travel) • Hotel taxes Day 1 – Arrival Your adventure begins with a transfer to Port Montt airport, where you board a ferry from caleta Arena to caleta Puelche, bordering the Reloncaví estuary. Overnight at the Andes Lodge Adventure Camp. Day 2 – Day Activities Spend your first full day choosing from a wide range of activities. Practice fly fishing in the Puelo River, trek on the Yates volcano, mountain bike in the Puelo Valley, take a horseback ride by the Cochamó Poicas River valleys, or kayak in TaguaTagua Lake.
4 Days/3 Nights
Day 1 – Easter Island Upon arrival, attend a welcome reception and transfer to your accommodations on Easter Island, one of the most fascinating and remote places on earth. Day 2 – Easter Island In the morning, drive up the extinct Rano Kau volcano to appreciate sweeping views of the island and its distinct geological features. Upon reaching the top, enjoy breathtaking views of the crater lake. Afterwards, continue to the ceremonial village of Orongo to see its spectacular petroglyphs, and
drive to Ahu Vinapu and the Ana Kai Tangata cave. In the afternoon, take a half-day tour to the restored Ahu Akivi, with its seven Moais built in the middle of the island. From here, proceed to the Ana Te Pahu Cave, one of the biggest lava tubes of the island, before visiting Ahu Tepeu and the Puna Pau quarry. Day 3 – Easter Island This unique tour will take you to the south coast to visit Ahus Vaihu and Akahanga. Proceed to Rano Raraku quarry, home to almost 900 stone statues – 397 of them still lying or standing at the slopes of the extinct volcano. Continue to Ahu Tongariki, the biggest and most recent restoration on the island, and drive to the east coast to see Ahu Te Pito Kura and the “Navel of the World.” Finally, visit the beach of Anakena to see its recovered Ahus Nau Nau and Ature Huke. There, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the warm Pacific Ocean. Day 4 – Easter Island Transfer to airport for departure flight.
Day 3 – Bandurrias Island Travel to Bandurrias Island, either on horseback, mountain bike, or by kayaking through Andean lakes and lagoons, and enjoy a day exploring the tiny private island. Day 4 – San Carlos Depart Bandurrias Island to the border town of Segundo Corral, where you will cross the picturesque Argentinean town of El Bolsón. Cruise though the Inferior and Puelo lakes, enjoy a nice lunch, and transfer to San Carlos, Bariloche.
Navel of the World on Easter Island
Moais in Ahu Tongariki
Chile Hotels Santiago
GRAND HYATT SANTIAGO
Glamour and excitement reign at this Travel+Leisure 2012 “T+L 500” hotel in Las Condes, Santiago’s most exclusive neighborhood. Retreat to rooms with premium bedding, marble baths, top-of-theline B&O® tech amenities, and stunning views of the city or Andes Mountains. The spa soothes with 30 unique therapies and body treatments.
• 310 AC Rooms & Suites • 3 Restaurants/2 Bars • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Outdoor Lagoon-Style Pool • Fitness Center/Sauna • Tennis Courts
There is no hotel in Santiago more celebrated than this property on Condé Nast Traveler’s “Gold List 2010” and Travel+Leisure’s 2012 “T+L 500.” Sophisticated elegance defines the guest rooms, which have plush bedding, marble baths, and city or mountain views. The acclaimed Wine 365 offers an extensive list of Chilean and vintage French wines.
Santiago’s main shopping area and major attractions are close to this modern high-rise hotel, where the deluxe service features personal butlers. Step into chic guest rooms with opulent furnishings and views of the Andes Mountains. L’Etoile serves regional fare, seafood, and acclaimed Chilean wines, with panoramic views of the city and mountains.
Located in Santiago’s prestigious El Golf neighborhood, this stylish hotel welcomes guests into sleek, ultramodern rooms with glass-enclosed showers, the latest tech amenities, and floor-toceiling windows with city and mountain views. After dark, mix with the “In Crowd” at Rande Gerber’s roaring Whiskey Blue bar and nightclub.
• 196 AC Rooms & Suites • 3 Restaurants/3 Bars/Tea Library/Wine Shop • Outdoor Rooftop Pool • MD Spa/O2 Balance & Wellness Club • Boutique • Nightclub
• 205 AC Rooms • 3 Restaurants/Bar/Wine Bar • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Indoor Heated Pool/Jacuzzi • Spa/Fitness Center/Sauna
SAN CRISTOBAL TOWER
W HOTEL SANTIAGO
Located in the Las Condes business district, this modern high-rise offers easy access to all of Santiago, including upscale shopping, restaurants, and bars. Retreat to guest rooms with stateof-the-art tech amenities, marble baths, and huge windows with spectacular view of the city and Andes Mountains. Savor great Chilean wines at Latin Grill.
• 280 AC Rooms & Suites • 3 Restaurants/Bar • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Outdoor Heated Pool/Indoor Pool • Nao Spa/24-Hour Fitness Center/Sauna/ Steam Room
• 139 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar • 24-Hour Concierge/Butler Service • Outdoor Pool/Indoor Heated Pool • Spa/Fitness Center/Steam Room • Tennis Courts/Children’s Playground
SANTIAGO PARK PLAZA
Known for its personalized service, this contemporary boutique hotel stands on a quiet tree-lined street, just steps from the upscale Providencia neighborhood. Guest rooms have classic décor and marble baths. The Park Lane specializes in international cuisine with a European flavor.
• 104 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar • 24-Hour Room Service • Indoor Heated Rooftop Pool/Solarium • Fitness Center/Sauna/Spa Services
Chile Hotels Santiago
Connected to its sister hotel, San Cristobal Tower, this modern hotel offers spectacular views of Santiago and the Andes Mountains. Recently remodeled guest rooms are spacious and have state-of-the-art entertainment amenities, Sheraton Sweet Sleeper™ Beds, and pool or mountain views.
• 379 AC Rooms & Suites • 3 Restaurants/Bar • 24-Hour Concierge • Outdoor & Indoor Pools/Sauna • Tennis Courts
Explore the world’s remotest inhabited island at this stunning resort, set on a hill overlooking the ocean. Huge guest rooms are dominated by picture windows with extraordinary views. Guest rooms – designed to maximize silence and privacy – have modern style, hydro-massage baths, and unforgettable views.
This modern high-rise hotel in Santiago’s Providencia neighborhood is convenient to the city’s historic district and top area attractions. Newly renovated guest rooms feature plush bedding, stately wood furniture, and spectacular views of the city and the Andes. The lively Trafalgar Bar is the place for cocktails, top-tier Chilean wines, and live music.
Personalized service and a boutique vibe lure travelers to this superb value all-suite hotel in Santiago’s fashionable Providencia district. Sleek, soundproof guest rooms have pillow menus, walk-in closets, polished wood floors, and city views. After sightseeing, unwind in the indoor swimming pool and sauna.
• 30 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar • Outdoor Pool/Jacuzzi • Spa
• 293 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Outdoor Pool • Fitness Center/Sauna/Whirlpool • Tennis Courts
ALTIPLANICO RAPA NUI
Easter Island’s iconic monoliths are just a short stroll from this resort hotel, set amid landscaped gardens on the island’s west coast. Linked by exterior corridors of stone, sand, or grass, the rustic guest rooms have indoor-outdoor baths, private terraces, and ocean views. The restaurant’s cuisine is inspired by Peruvian, Chilean, and Rapa Nui roots.
NH CIUDAD DE SANTIAGO
EXPLORA EN RAPA NUI
• 16 AC Rooms • Restaurant/Bar • Outdoor Pool • Complimentary Internet Access
• 122 AC Suites • Restaurant/Coffee Shop/Bar • 24-Hour Room Service • Indoor Pool • Fitness Center/Jacuzzi/Sauna/Massage Services
GRAN HOTEL COLONOS DEL SUR
Located in downtown Puerto Varas, this upscale hotel stands next to the casino, along the coastline facing the pier. Guest rooms have a cool contemporary style, with views of the city, lake, or mountains; suites also have whirlpool tubs. With a cozy fireplace and views of the lake and the volcanoes, Balandra serves southern Chilean cuisine.
• 98 AC Rooms • Restaurant/Bar • Indoor Heated Pool • Blumen Spa/Fitness Center
Chile Hotels Puerto Vara
Vina del Mar
Overlooking Ultima Esperanza Fjord, this deluxe lodge’s strategic location makes it the ideal base for exploring Torres del Paine National Park, the Milodon Cave, Serrano and Balmaceda snowfields, and the Perito Moreno Glacier. Guest rooms have jaw-dropping sea or mountain views. The restaurant serves wines from over 30 Chilean vineyards.
• 110 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar/Wine Cellar • Concierge/Room Service • Complimentary Wi-Fi Throughout
Hailed by Frommer’s as “the city’s finest hotel,” this sparkling beachfront boutique property is nestled in the heart of the action near restaurants and shops. Guest rooms have private balconies with sea views. The acclaimed Savinya restaurant serves regional cuisine and fresh seafood.
• 157 AC Rooms, Suites & Cabins • Restaurant/Bar • Room Service • Indoor Heated Pool • Natura Spa/Fitness Center/Sauna/Jacuzzi • Game Room
• 60 AC Rooms & Suites • 4 Restaurants/Bar • 24-Hour Room Service • Indoor Pool/Solarium • Spa/Fitness Center • Casino/Entertainment
MATETIC GUEST HOUSE-SAN ANTONIO VALLEY
Surrounded by acres of the vineyards of one of Chile’s premiere wine producers, this early-20thCentury colonial-style hacienda resort is the stuff of fantasy. Retreat to French country-chic guest rooms with parquet floors, antique furniture, patio terraces, and all the modern conveniences. Explore the verdant valley on horseback.
• 3 AC Rooms • Restaurant • Wine Tours • Horseback Riding
Vacationers find exceptional value at this 1920s mansion-turned-resort, nestled in a hillside above the Bay of Valparaiso. Guest rooms vary in size and décor, with dark wooden floors, plush bedding, fireplaces, private terraces, and city or bay views. Montealegre serves up Mediterranean fare, Chilean wines, and bay views.
HOTEL CABAÑA DEL LAGO
Alpine mountain style distinguishes this exuberant resort, set on a hillside overlooking Lake Llanquihue, Puerto Varas, and the volcanoes. Individually decorated guest accommodations have the latest tech amenities and inspiring views. Unwind at the spa with reflexology, aromatherapy, sports massage, and other therapies.
HOTEL DEL MAR
• 20 Rooms & Suites • Restaurant • Room Service • Outdoor Pool • Sauna/Whirlpool/Massage Services
VIÑA LA PLAYA WINERY & HOTEL COLCHAGUA VALLEY
This classic Chilean hacienda-style building is surrounded by more than 600 acres of vineyards along the Tinguiririca River. Country-style guest rooms, most with fireplaces, open onto breezy private balconies. Tennis, bicycling, horseback riding, and, of course, wine tasting top the list of recreation options.
• 7 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar/BBQ Area • Outdoor Pool • Tennis Court/Massage Services • Game Room
Cotopaxi, a stratovolcano in the Andes Mountains
Small in size but big on allure, Ecuador welcomes you with a wealth of magnificent natural attractions and scenery, colonial architecture, modern attitudes, and hospitable people. FAST FACTS u Entry Requirements A US passport with remaining validity of at least six months is required to enter Ecuador, and a valid US passport is required to depart Ecuador. Tourists must also provide evidence of return or onward travel, such as an airline ticket. US citizens traveling on regular passports for tourism do not need a visa for a stay of 90 days or less; those planning a longer visit must obtain a visa in advance of arrival. Payment of an airport exit tax, in US dollars only, is also required when departing Ecuador. u Departure Requirements A Civil Aviation Tax is levied on all passengers departing on international flights: • US$27.75 departing from Guayaquil • US$40.80 departing from all other airports u Language Spanish is the official language; most of the indigenous population speaks Quichua. u Currency The official currency in Ecuador is the US Dollar (one of nine countries worldwide that use the USD). The bills are the same as those used in the US, but the coins are minted in Ecuador with the images of historical persons. u Electrical 120V/60Hz; US appliances do not need converters.
Straddling the equator, Ecuador is the smallest nation in the Andean Highlands but among the world’s most bio-diverse countries, with an astounding variety of wildlife, birds, and vegetation. Experience dramatic changes in scenery, temperature, and altitude between the Pacific Coast beaches, the sweltering rainforest, and the remote Galápagos Islands.
High Times in Quito The World Heritage Site of Quito – at 9,200 feet the second-highest elevation capital in the world – is simply gorgeous: • Stroll the beautifully preserved Old Town, and be enchanted by its colonial atmosphere, Spanish-style architecture, broad public squares, and scores of churches. • Shop for exquisite pottery, rugs, and jewelry at the Mercado Artesanal La Mariscal. • Hop the TelefériQo cable car 13,000 feet to the summit of Cruz Loma for panoramic views of Quito and the surrounding volcano peaks.
Guayaquil Guide Stroll along Guayaquil’s lively waterfront Malecón 2000, the glittering jewel of Ecuador’s largest city, main port, and import-export trade center. Climb the 444 individually numbered steps to the top of Santa Ana Hill for panoramic city views.
Origins It’s a short flight to the land that shaped Darwin’s Theory of Evolution – the Galápagos Islands. While there are strict controls to protect the natural habitats, you can interact with numerous species, including penguins, albatross, flightless cormorants, and blue-footed boobies!
u Food & Drink The Ecuadorian cuisine is known variously as “comida criolla” or “comida nacional.” Lunch is the day’s main meal; seafood prevails along the coastal regions, while the mountain areas – where beef jerky was invented – prefer meat and rice. Found all over Ecuador, aguardiente – which means, literally, “firewater” – is an alcoholic drink made from sugar cane. Also known as “puro” or “caña,” its alcohol content ranges dramatically, from about 10% to upwards of 40%.
Ecuador Sightseeing Cuenca
ANDEAN TRAIN FROM CUENCA
CUENCA SCENIC EXCURSION
EL CAJAS NATIONAL PARK
Full Day This picturesque route will take you past scenic villages, roaring rivers, and never-ending emerald green valleys dotted with golden fields. Admire the architecture of Alausi, including churches, main squares, houses, and streets, and discover the Devil’s Nose where the Auto Ferro negotiates its way down a steep 984-foot cliff in a series of ingenious switchbacks.
Half Day Encounter the traditions, culture, art, and religion of Cuenca’s UNESCO World Heritage city historic center on this enlightening walking tour. Follow a special path that will allow you to admire the magnificent art and cultural diversity of the city by exploring its most unique sites.
Full Day Less than one hour from the city of Cuenca, El Cajas National Park boasts a magnificent high mountain landscape carved by ancient glaciers. Hike through lush meadows dotted with over two hundred lakes and lagoons, and admire native plants and animals including the majestic Andean condor.
COASTAL HACIENDA TOUR
GUAYAQUIL SCENIC EXCURSIONS
PLAYAS OR SALINAS BEACHES
Full Day The Ecuadorian Coast has some of the most important export crops in the country, including bananas, coffee, cacao, and a variety of exotic fruits. This full-day excursion allows you to view the countryside, learn how local farmers live, and enjoy an optional homemade lunch at the hacienda.
Half Day This cosmopolitan city is the largest port in Ecuador, offering a rich background, wonderful museums, and a handsome modern district with great shopping and good restaurants. Visit scenic and historic places like the Centenario, the neighborhood of Las Peñas, the riverfront, and Malecon.
Full Day Visit either Playas or Salinas Beach on this stunning tour of the area’s most beautiful sands. Surrounded by shrimp farms and palm trees, Playas offers a variety of tasty seafood dishes. Further to the north, Salinas is the ideal place to try your hand at water sports such as jet-skiing, windsurfing, snorkeling, and deep sea fishing.
COLONIAL & MODERN QUITO
Half Day Experience some of Quito’s most stunning modern and colonial architecture on this tour. See the ornate facades and dazzling gilt altars of Independence Square, the Archbishop’s Palace, and Metropolitan Cathedral. Your tour will end with a drive to Panecillo hill for panoramic views of the city.
FINE CRAFT SHOPPING IN QUITO
Half Day This tour is an ideal opportunity to explore the best handicraft shops in Quito. Shop the finest selection of crafts from all over Ecuador, including painted wood birds, cedar carvings, hand-knit sweaters, tapestries, and leather.
HISTORIC CENTER & MIDDLE OF THE WORLD
Full Day Enjoy a trip through the streets of the Quito Historic Centre, the first city in the world to be designated a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. A short trip to the north of Quito will take you to latitude 0´0´0´’, where you can stand with one foot on the northern hemisphere and the other one on the southern hemisphere.
Ecuador Escorted Tours CULTURES, VOLCANOES & THE GALÁPAGOS 13 Days/12 Nights Rates Include • Accommodations for 12 nights • Some meals • Transfers (including air travel) • Hotel taxes Day 1 – Quito Arrival in Quito and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, visit Latitude 0´0´0´´, where you can stand with one foot on the Northern Hemisphere and the other on the Southern Hemisphere. Day 2 – Quito Tour Quito, a UNESCO World Heritage Historic Center, and discover its narrow streets, classic architecture, and over 50 monumental churches, convents, monasteries, and cloisters. Lunch in a local restaurant, and visit the House of Culture archeological museum. Day 3 – Quito Spend the day exploring Quito at your leisure. Day 4 – Quito/The Northern Highlands Continue to Peguche, a picturesque town famous for its inhabitants’ colorful loom weaving abilities. Shop the Otavalo Market and learn about the work, traditions, and customs of the surrounding indigenous communities. Day 5 – The Northern Highlands/The Central Highlands Drive through the Northern Highlands to The Holy Virgin of El Quinche, one of the most beautiful
historical treasures of Ecuador. See the Pakakuna Gardens, a 75-acre botanical garden with over 500 varieties of aquatic plants, orchids, bromeliads, trees, and fuchsias.
Day 6 – The Central Highlands/The Cotopaxi National Park/Patate
• Accommodations for 8 nights • Some meals • Transfers (including air travel) • Hotel taxes
Visit 88,920-acre Cotopaxi National Park, an ecological sanctuary surrounding the highest active volcano in the world. Lunch in a nearby restaurant, and continue to the Valley of Patate.
9 Days/8 Nights Rates Include
Day 1 – Quito Arrive in Quito and transfer to hotel.
Day 7 – Patate/Guayaquil
Day 2 – Quito Colonial & The Middle of the World
This scenic journey takes you from the Valley of Patate towards Ambato, visiting the artisan center of the Salasacas. Continue south to Riobamba, Alausi, and Huigra, where you will take a local train to Bucay. Continue to Guayaquil.
Tour the streets of Quito’s Historic Center, the first city in the world to be declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Lunch at a local restaurant, and visit Latitude 0´0´0´´ and the Itiñan museum.
Days 8-12 – Guayaquil/Galápagos Islands/ Guayaquil Transfer to airport for flight to the UNESCO World Heritage Galápagos Islands, a volcanic archipelago of 14 major islands and over 60 smaller islands, islets, and rocks. Walk through nesting colonies of blue or red-footed boobies, sit on lava rocks, discover prehistoric-looking marine iguanas, and swim with playful penguins or frolicking sea lions. On day 12, depart to Guayaquil and transfer to hotel. Day 12 – Guayaquil In the afternoon, enjoy a scenic excursion in Guayaquil. Visit historical sites including the Centenario, Las Peñas, the riverfront, and Malecon, and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. Day 13 – Guayaquil Transfer to airport for international flight.
Days 3-6 – Quito/Galápagos Islands/Quito Transfer to airport for flight to the Galápagos Islands, one of the world’s most unique and extraordinary places. On day 6, depart to Quito and transfer to hotel. Day 7 – Quito Visit the fertile Province of Imbabura, a cradle of artists, history, and living pre-Inca cultures. Visit Peguche and the Otavalo Market, and enjoy lunch in a colonial hacienda. Day 8 – Quito Drive to the Cotopaxi National Park ecological sanctuary to observe wildlife including the Andean gull, ducks, several species of hummingbirds, wild horses, and deer. Climb to the refuge for panoramic views or hike around Limpiopungo, and enjoy lunch in a nearby restaurant. Day 9 – International Departure Transfer to airport for international flight.
The Middle of the World
Ecuador Hotels Quito
JW MARRIOTT QUITO
• 30 AC Suites • SAKE Restaurant/Bar • Le Parc Spa by L’Occitane Located just off Parque La Carolina, this boutique hotel indulges travelers with unique luxury. Enjoy delectable Japanese cuisine at SAKE Restaurant and treat yourself to a massage at the spa. Crisp, modern rooms feature animal-print accents, plush bedding, and L’Occitane bath amenities.
This downtown hotel, included on Travel+Leisure’s 2010 “T+L 500” list, is a luxurious respite with myriad recreation options. Unwind in the atrium lobby, relax tired muscles in the whirlpool, and dine at five separate restaurants. Rooms feature views of the pool, mountains, or volcano.
HOTEL DE LA RÁBIDA
At one of the most exclusive addresses in Quito, this elegant private home has been transformed into a delightful boutique hotel. Step into guest rooms with classic style and premium bedding, some with patios or terraces. You’re close to La Mariscal Craft Market, Baslica del Sagrado Voto Nacional, and Atahualpa Olympic Stadium.
• 11 Rooms • Restaurant/Cafeteria/Bar • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Library • Tour Desk • Complimentary Wi-Fi Throughout
• 257 AC Rooms & Suites • 5 Restaurants • Heated Outdoor Pool/Whirlpool • Zumay Spa • Fitness Center
HILTON COLON QUITO
A short stroll from Quito’s UNESCO World Heritage Old Town, this sleek, modern hotel features stunning city views. After a day exploring the city, hit up the casino, indulge in a spa treatment, or enjoy a drink at the bar. Comfortable accommodations feature 42-inch plasma TVs and wireless Internet access.
• 255 AC Suites • 2 Restaurants/Bar • Heated Outdoor Pool • Nidra Spa • Fitness Center • Casino
HOTEL PATIO ANDALUZ
Just steps from Independent Plaza, this intimate, historic hotel is ideal for vacationers looking to explore the best of Quito. Colonial style courses through the guest rooms, which have hardwood floors and Persian rugs. El Rincón de Cantuña serves Ecuadorian specialties. You’re close to La Basílica del Voto Nacional and Teatro Nacional Sucre.
• 32 AC Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar/Tapas Bar • Concierge • Library • Artisan Boutique • Complimentary Wi-Fi Throughout
MERCURE GRAND HOTEL ALAMEDA
• 147 AC Rooms • Restaurant/Bar • Fitness Center This lovely downtown hotel is an ideal home base for exploring Quito and the surrounding area. Sleep soundly in comfortable rooms with blackout drapes, enjoy a hearty meal at the Spicy Coffee Shop and Deli, and hit the fitness center to prepare for a day of exploring the city on foot.
Ecuador Hotels Quito
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
Located conveniently close to the airport, this modern hotel features a 24-hour fitness center ideal for all-day gym buffs, and an Express Market serving satisfying sandwiches and snacks. Retreat to rooms with comfortable bedding and complimentary Internet access
• 136 AC Rooms & Suites • Express Market/Buffet Breakfast • 24-Hour Fitness Center • Massage Room • Complimentary In-Room High-Speed Internet Access
MANSIÓN DE ALCAZAR
Soft piano music, quietly bubbling fountains, and a fragrant center courtyard cloaked in jasmine make this fully restored colonial mansion a luxurious retreat. Individually decorated accommodations feature rich wood, plush linens, and ornate touches like chandeliers and wall sconces. Settle in with a good book at the library.
This contemporary high-rise hotel puts you close to Guayaquil’s many attractions, including Parque Bolivar, Malecón 2000, the Metropolitan Cathedral of Guayaquil, Iglesia San Francisco, and other sights. Retreat to guest accommodations with modern style, hardwood floors, the latest tech amenities, and solarium or city views.
• 139 AC Rooms & Suites • 2 Restaurants/Deli/Sushi Bar/2 Bars • Concierge/24-Hour Room Service • Fitness Center/Saunas/Hydro-Massage Pool • Complimentary Airport Shuttle
• 14 Rooms & Suites • Restaurant/Bar • Room Service • Library/Garden • Complimentary Internet Access
The charm of UNESCO World Heritage Old Town is available at your fingertips at this conveniently located hotel. Take a dip in the heated outdoor pool, and luxuriate with a spa treatment or massage. Rooms feature soothing neutrals, 42-inch plasma TVs, and either city or mountain views.
• 294 AC Rooms & Suites • 3 Restaurants/Bar • Heated Outdoor Pool • Fitness Center/Spa Treatments • Late Night Casino • Playground
Overlooking Cuenca’s Tomebamba River, this warm and inviting hotel is located just minutes from the town’s historical center. Unwind with a lap in the heated outdoor pool or a trip to the sauna, and enjoy a nightcap in the lobby piano bar. Cozy rooms and suites include 24-hour free movies.
• 77 AC Rooms & Suites • 3 Restaurants/Bar/24-Hour Room Service • Heated Outdoor Pool • Oro Fit Fitness Center/Sauna/Turkish Bath • Massage Room
Panoramic view of Quito
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Galápagos Islands invite nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts to observe some of the planet’s most rare and beautiful creatures in their natural habitats. FAST FACTS u Entry Requirements A US passport with remaining validity of at least six months is required to enter Ecuador, and a valid US passport is required to depart Ecuador. Tourists must also provide evidence of return or onward travel, such as an airline ticket. US citizens traveling on regular passports for tourism do not need a visa for a stay of 90 days or less; those planning a longer visit must obtain a visa in advance of arrival. Payment of an airport exit tax, in US dollars only, is also required when departing Ecuador.
Remotely Intriguing An Ecuadorian possession located in the eastern Pacific Ocean, the Galápagos consists of 13 main islands and 6 smaller isles totaling almost 20,000 square miles, lying approximately 600 miles west of the South American continent.
u Departure Requirements A Civil Aviation Tax is levied on all passengers departing on international flights:
The unique draw of the Galápagos is the stunning animals that wander their rugged shores and swim their open waters. Existing untouched for millennia with no natural predators or human contact, most native species react with total indifference to visitors, alternately fearless and inquisitive, or simply uninterested...
• US$27.75 departing from Guayaquil • US$40.80 departing from all other airports
Take tours to Genovesa, Rábida, Isabella, Santa Cruz, and other islands to spot:
u Language Spanish is the official language; most of the indigenous population speaks Quichua.
• red-footed and blue-footed boobies, puffed frigates
u Currency The official currency in Ecuador is the US Dollar (one of nine countries worldwide that use the USD). The bills are the same as those used in the US, but the coins are minted in Ecuador with the images of historical persons. u Electrical 120V/60Hz; US appliances do not need converters.
Since Charles Darwin first visited the Galápagos Islands during his famed 1835 voyage aboard the HMS Beagle, the volcanic archipelago has been renowned for its amazing animal life and rewardingly isolated shores.
• penguins, giant tortoises, iguanas and lizards • cormorants, albatross, flamingos, gulls
u Food & Drink
• seals, sea lions, manta rays, and Baleen whales
Food in the Galápagos Islands is varied, delicious, and fresh, since it is based on fish, shrimp, and lobsters that live in the surrounding waters. These elements are mixed with local greens and fresh fruits (banana, watermelon, papaya, pineapple), resulting in delicious dishes.
Arrive and Dive Most tours and cruises also offer opportunities to snorkel, and the sea lions, sharks, and giant tortoises of the archipelago are often a highlight for visitors. Several sites around the islands are also world-renown dive spots, and a number of operators organize diving trips for people of all skill levels, but the better sites are generally considered suitable for only experienced divers.
In recent years, the Galápagos has begun producing flavorful arabica bourbon coffee, thanks to a unique agricultural zone fed by fresh waters from El Junco Lagoon, nutrient-rich soils from San Cristobal’s extinct volcano, and the surrounding micro climate.
Galápagos Islands Escorted Tours M/V GALÁPAGOS LEGEND CRUISE “C” 4 Days/3 Nights Rates Include • Accommodations for 3 nights in fully air-conditioned cabin with private bath and lower beds Day 1 – Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos Islands Arrive on the tiny island of Santa Cruz. Explore two flamingo ponds teeming with iguanas, coastal birds, Darwin finches, mockingbirds, and gulls, as well as native vegetation. Also see the remains of a ship that sank during World War II. There’s time for swimming and snorkeling.
Day 4 – Cerro Colorado Tortoise Reserve, San Cristóbal In Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, visit the San Cristóbal Breeding Center for giant tortoises and learn about the National Park’s conservation programs. There’s also the opportunity to visit the port village, have a drink, or shop for arts and crafts and other souvenirs. Transfer to airport.
SOUTHERN GALÁPAGOS/ YACHT ISABELLA II 5 Days/4 Nights Rates Include • Accommodations for 4 nights in fully air-conditioned private cabin
Day 2 – South Plaza, Plazas Island
Day 1 – Santa Cruz Island, Galápagos Islands
On the northern part of this islet, hike through an impressive cactus forest and see tropical birds and a bachelor sea lion colony, plus a large colony of land iguanas. There’s time for deep-water snorkeling.
After arrival, transfer to Itabaca Channel for ferry ride across to Santa Cruz Island. Visit the Highlands National Park Tortoise Reserve, followed by lunch at a local restaurant. Next, visit the Charles Darwin Research Station, also dedicated to the giant tortoise and other science programs. Stroll the main street of Puerto Ayora and soak up the local Galápagueño life. Board the Yacht Isabella II and enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner.
Day 3 – Pitt Point/Cerro Brujo, San Cristóbal At Pitt Point, join a high-intensity hike on rocky terrain to the top of a volcano, and enjoy several scenic viewpoints. See blue-footed boobies (as well as Nazca and red-footed boobies). There’s also time for snorkeling and dinghy rides. At Cerro Brujo, visit a lagoon and spot migratory birds, and catch great views of Kicker Rock and the adjacent coast.
Day 2 – Floreana Island On Floreana Island, visit the famous “post office” and learn about the human history of the Galápagos Islands, including whalers and pirates.
On the north shore, spot sea lion colonies, marine turtles, rays, and possible penguins. At Baroness Cove, take a short walk to the observation tower for breathtaking views. There’s also time for snorkeling and/or kayaking, followed by lunch. Disembark at Cormorant Point and visit the lagoon, home to many bird species. Visit a white-sand beach where sea turtles come out to nest. Next, proceed to Champion Islet for snorkeling from a glass-bottom boat. Day 3 – Española Island Disembark at Punta Suárez for a hike on lava/ boulder terrain to visit the unique bird colonies, including albatross, boobies, and gulls, as well as the famous blowhole. After lunch, stroll a whitesand beach and observe sea lions, mockingbirds, iguanas, and other species. There’s time for snorkeling, kayaking, or a glass-bottom boat ride. Day 4 – San Cristóbal Island Disembark at Pitt Point on the eastern tip of the island. See blue-footed boobies as well as Nazca and red-footed boobies. There is also time for swimming, snorkeling, or kayaking, followed by lunch. At Cerro Brujo, spot numerous bird species and lizards on the same shores where Charles Darwin walked in 1835. Back on board, enjoy farewell cocktails. Day 5 – San Cristóbal Island After breakfast, depart to the port and the airport.
Sea lion on rocks
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WESTCHESTER-ROCKLAND Eastchester Eastchester Shopping Center (914) 722-1830 Nanuet 52 East Route 59 (845) 623-8027 New Rochelle 177A Main Street (914) 235-0367 White Plains 185 East Post Road (914) 949-0500 Yonkers Cross County Center (914) 969-3333
Clay Great Northern Mall (315) Dewitt Shoppingtown Mall (315) Syracuse Destiny USA (315) Utica 8502 Seneca Tnpk. (Opp. Sangertown Sq.) (315)
SOUTHERN TIER Elmira Arnot Mall Greece Greece Ridge Center Mall Victor Eastview Mall NORTH JERSEY Clifton Route 3 West (973) Englewood 24 E. Palisade Avenue (201) Fort Lee 108 Linwood Plaza (201) Little Falls Route 46 West (973) Livingston Livingston Mall (973) Paramus 791 Route 17 South (201) Parsippany 747 Route 46 East (973) River Edge Route 4 East & Main Street (201) Rockaway Rockaway Town Square Mall (973) Succasunna The Roxbury Mall (973) Union 2180 U.S. Route 22 (908) Watchung Watchung Commons,1680 U.S. 22 East (908) Wayne 1034 Route 23 North (973)
470-7109 541-0104 947-2477 785-1660 994-2580 445-4771 334-9700 489-8300 328-0100 584-7080 964-8910 322-6870 628-8650
CENTRAL JERSEY Bricktown Brick Plaza Delran 1330E Fairview Boulevard East Brunswick 636 East Route 18 Eatontown 178 Highway 35 South, Suite 10 Freehold Freehold Raceway Mall Flemington 100 Reaville Avenue, Suite 215 Lawrenceville Mercer Mall Middletown 859 State Highway 35 Somerville 23 Union Avenue Toms River Ocean County Mall Woodbridge 143 U.S. Route 1 South
(732) (609) (732) (732) (732) (908) (609) (732) (908) (732) (732)
920-3500 386-6006 238-3000 544-9404 409-4990 237-0126 799-8666 671-7788 722-7800 240-5777 321-1400
SOUTH JERSEY Cherry Hill 1520 Route 38 (856) Deptford Deptford Mall (856) Mays Landing Black Horse Pike, adj. Hamilton Mall (609) Sicklerville 609 Berlin-Cross Keys Rd. (856) Vineland Cumberland Mall (856) Voorhees 2070 Voorhees Town Center (856)
665-9450 848-1222 484-8857 740-0457 825-2992 772-3033
Swansea 103 Swansea Mall Drive (on Rt. 118) (508) BOSTON & VICINITY Boston State Street Financial Center (617) Burlington 91 Middlesex Tpke. (at Mall Rd.) (781) Danvers 153 Endicott St. (adj. Liberty Tree Mall) (978) Natick 1298 E Worcester Road (508) Newton 821 Beacon Street (617) Saugus Rt. 1 North, 352A Broadway (781) Taunton Silver City Galleria (508) Weymouth 979-981 Main Street (781)
Warwick Warwick Mall
BUFFALO & VICINITY
Albany Colonie Center Mall Albany Crossgates Mall Saratoga Springs Wilton Mall
(518) 459-1300 (518) 456-8691 (518) 587-1600
Nashua 314 Daniel Webster Highway Danbury Danbury Fair Mall
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677-2722 478-4920 221-5600 750-1400 655-1749 332-5111 231-7604 822-1600 331-5422
(401) 739-4800 (603) 888-2220 (203) 790-1173
Fairfield 2347 Black Rock Turnpike (203) Meriden 496 South Broad Street (203) Norwalk 55 Westport Ave. (opp. Stew Leonard’s) (203) Orange 185 Post Road (Hitchcock Plaza) (203)
VACATIONS ARE BETTER 900
(585) 227-3550 (585) 425-2640
CAPITAL AREA & VICINITY
ROCHESTER & VICINITY
Newburgh Rt. 300 & 17K (near Chilis Restaurant) (845) 567-0056 Poughkeepsie Rt. 9 N. Post Rd. Plaza (845) 473-6839 Amherst 3140 Sheridan Drive at Alberta
622-0447 446-0000 422-3027 797-8990
331-9119 630-1334 845-0802 799-2302
Stamford 2367 Summer Street West Hartford 994 Farmington Avenue Wethersfield 1345 Silas Deane Highway
(203) 357-1300 (860) 233-0615 (860) 721-8550
DELAWARE Wilmington 3616B Kirkwood Highway
PENNSYLVANIA Allentown 1403 N. Cedar Crest Blvd. (Opp. Target) (610) Bloomsburg Buckhorn Plaza – 76 Lunger Drive (570) Doylestown 569 N. Main St. (Opp. Genuardis) (215) Easton 3770 Dryland Way (610) Harrisburg 6067 Allentown Blvd. (717) Lancaster Park City Mall (717) Pottstown 325 Upland Square Dr. (610) Reading Berkshire Mall (610) Scranton 1110 Commerce Blvd (570) Selinsgrove Susquehanna Valley Mall (570)
439-4901 280-7004 489-0994 258-1643 540-0240 620-5616 327-8400 375-8125 383-0364 280-7003
St. Clair Coal Creek Center Whitehall 1936 MacArthur Blvd. Wilkes Barre Wyoming Valley Mall York Crossroads Shopping Ctr. Rt. 30
(570) (610) (570) (717)
280-7002 432-9728 825-3500 620-5617
PHILADELPHIA & VICINITY Exton 218 Exton Square Parkway (610) King of Prussia King of Prussia Plaza (610) Langhorne Oxford Valley Mall (215) Media Granite Run Mall (610) North Wales Montgomery Mall (215) Philadelphia 1606 Chestnut Street (215) Philadelphia The Gallery, 9th & Market Street (215) Philadelphia Shops at Red Lion (215) Philadelphia 5034 City Ave./Bala Cynwyd/City Line (215) Plymouth Meeting 457 W. Germantown Pike (610) Southampton 350 2nd Street Pike (215) Springfield Springfield Mall (610) Willow Grove Willow Grove Shopping Ctr (215)
524-2930 337-8311 752-0324 566-6156 362-0810 972-0200 925-4425 624-8383 877-9392 825-4950 364-8100 328-7901 657-8830
PITTSBURGH & VICINITY Monroeville 3926 WilliamPenn Hwy. North Hills 4818 Mc Knight Rd. Pittsburgh 224 5th Avenue Pleasant Hills 2 Clairton Blvd. Robinson 322 McHolme Drive
(412) (412) (412) (412) (412)
856-4660 635-7331 261-2416 655-6191 787-3624
Chevy Chase/Friendship Heights 5223 Wisconsin Ave. (202) Catonsville 6023 Baltimore National Pike (Rte. 40 East) (410) Bel Air Harford Mall (410) Bowie Bowie Town Center (301) Dulles Dulles Town Center Mall (571)
966-4700 455-0700 420-6351 352-0005 434-6840
WASHINGTON, DC AREA MARYLAND/VIRGINIA
FLORIDA Boca Raton 8903 Glades Road
Coral Springs 745 University Drive (954) 757-7446 Hollywood Sheridan Plaza (954) 965-2569 Davie/Plantation 2054 South University Drive (954) 474-9782
CHICAGO AREA La Salle & Jackson 175 West Jackson Blvd. Lincoln Park 2443 N. Clark Street Naperville Naperville Crossing Rt. 59 at 95th St. Schaumburg Woodfield Mall
(312) (773) (630) (847)
922-2041 248-2384 428-7750 517-9235
CALIFORNIA 7th & Flower 661 S. Flower Street, Los Angeles (213) 688-2150 Wilshire 1229 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica (310) 458-3310
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