Tour operator Trafalgar recently unveiled its 2012 South America brochure, which showcases 12 itineraries and eight pre- and post-extensions that take your clients to South America, Mexico and Costa Rica.
Now offered as a relaxed-paced vacation, the 11-day Glimpse of South America trip remains one of the most popular picks for those of you looking for a local perspective on exotic Brazil and Argentina. Clients will see the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, admire the Iguassu Falls and have plenty of time to soak in the vibrant culture of Brazil with days off for individual exploration.
New to the itinerary is a Be My Guest intimate dining experience in Buenos Aires, where an Argentinian family will welcome you into their home to teach you how to make authentic empanadas and sample some of the region's best vintage wines. You'll also get the chance to try local specialties when you visit a chocolate factory and see how the cacao nut is transformed into delicious Argentinian chocolate.
Families eager to unlock the secrets of South America can join the adventurous 10-day Conquistadors, Sacred Valleys and Inca Mysteries trip. Designed with families in mind, this new itinerary includes must-see highlights in Peru, such as the breathtaking Machu Picchu and the mummies museum in Ica. The tour also features many of Trafalgar’s signature ‘Insider’ highlights including a traditional Peruvian lunch with a local Maras family and the thrill of watching an ancient shaman ceremony.