South America

Sip caipirinhas in Rio or Pisco Sours in Chile and Peru.  Savor Carménère or Syrah in Chile. Indulge in a few glasses of Malbec or Cabernet Sauvignon in Argentina.  The Mendoza region of Argentina will cast a spell over you as you taste your way thru the vineyards.  Watch the nomadic horsemen, the gauchos, who work the ranches of Argentina and Uruguay.  

Climb high into the Andes Mountains of Peru and hike the Inca Trail to marvel at the 15th century citadel of Machu Picchu.  Be dazzled by the Rainbow Mountains of Cusco which look as if a a box of Crayola Crayons melted and covered the mountains.  Journey down the Amazon to see the pink dolphins or perhaps glimpse the waters as they churn with the feeding frenzy of piranhas.  Journey to an island at the tip of South America to watch nesting penguins.

Visit Iguazu Falls, nearly twice as high as Niagara Falls, a collection of 275 waterfalls, on the border of Argentina and Brazil.  Hike in Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia to see Grey Glacier, Guanacos and snow-capped peaks...or if you are lucky, the elusive Puma.  Tour the Galapagos to walk in the footsteps of Charles Darwin.  Discover the Cloud Forest in Ecuador with its wealth of colorful birds.  Balloon over the coffee plantations of Columbia or visit Armenia to sip the high quality arabica coffee.

South America has so much to offer...start your journey today!