Exciting Vacations in South and Central America

Experience ancient civilizations, natural beauty,wildlife and world-class cities.

If you ask anyone who has taken a vacation to South or Central America to tell you about their trip, be sure to give them plenty of time to answer. There isn’t another part of the world that offers the cornucopia of sights, active adventures and warm interactions that travelers enjoy in that part of the world. Globus® and Monograms ® Tours offer many options that include the major attractions, expert tour guides, behind-the-scenes local experiences and VIP access at most desired attractions. Here are just a few of the highlights not to be missed:

Peru is a must-visit, with ancient sites including the 15th century Inca citadel Machu Picchu, perched on a mountain ridge 8,000 feet above sea level. In Lima and Cusco you will find state-of-the-art museums documenting the even older Chicalyo and Moche civilizations. Stroll through markets for local wares, meet Pervian families and sample the delicious cuisine.

Ecuador is one of the smallest yet most biodiverse countries in South America. Offering a panorama of scenery and climates, including the Galapagos, volcanic islands straddling the Equator in the Pacific Ocean. There you will see animal species found nowhere else on earth that were studied by Charles Darwin and contributed to his theory of evolution. The Galapagos are a treat for families, a living zoo with no barricades, offering the opportunity to learn about ecosystems and how species adapt. It is a protected destination with a limited number of tourists allowed each year.

Costa Rica is becoming a favorite destination for American tourists, known for its beaches on both the Caribbean and Pacific, rainforests, volcanoes and wildlife. Tours include many active options – horseback riding, hiking, zip lines and guided volcano walks to an energizing in the hot springs. A nature hike in The Monteverde Cloud Forest offers a vast array of amphibian, bird, mammal and plant species.

There are other advantages to Latin America tours. Temperate climates make travel a year-round opportunity. First class accommodations are included on all tours and intra-tour air travel is included in tour pricing. Airfares from the US are very reasonable, and destinations are in US time zones, so there is no jet lag.

To learn more about these and other Globus and Monograms South and Central American tours, or to book your own adventure, you can contact the professionals at TravelPlex, the St. Louisbased leaders in leisure travel. Their journeys always exceed their clients’ expectations. You can reach them at (888) 962-7488, by email at vacations@travelplex.com, or visit them on the Web at www.travelplex.com/countyliving.