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Recently a number of tour operators have announced new itineraries aimed at travelers looking to experience the culture and cuisine of destinations in Central and South America. Take a look.
andBeyond has added a variety of new tours in Peru and Ecuador, mixing popular locations like the Galapagos, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca with lesser-known locations. New planned itineraries include A Peru Family Adventure, a seven-day trip that offers children the chance to meet local villagers, play with animals such as llamas and alpacas, and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, as well as The Flavors of Peru, a foodie-focused tour exploring both traditional and modern gourmet Peruvian cuisine in Lima and Cusco, followed by a trip to Machu Picchu. For travelers looking for wildlife, Magical Ecuador and The Galapagos combines island hopping in The Galapagos with a history- and culinary-focused tour through Quito.
Luxury Gold, curated by Insight Vacations, has a luxury Classic South America itinerary as part of its first worldwide program for 2017. The 12-day trip ranges from Sugarloaf to Devil’s Throat, with stops at Rio’s Michelin-starred Pan-Asian Mee Restaurant and stays at a luxury hotel near the Iguassu Falls and in the Belmond Copacabana Palace.
Finally, for coffee lovers, Artisans of Leisure is offering new private tours of Colombia, visiting Cartagena, Bogota, Medellin, the Coffee Triangle, and Tayrona National Park.
In addition to taking in the colonial-era architecture of the destination, travelers will get a chance to take part in insider-led tours of contemporary culture in Colombia’s main cities, plus a private coffee tour and tasting at a plantation in the mountains. Guests will also have the chance to take a graffiti tour of Bogota, explore the jungle, take a gondola ride over Medellin, visit the subterranean Salt Cathedral outside Bogota and sample the destination’s cuisine and dancing.
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