Explore the beauty of South America during this exhilarating vacation and experience its vibrant cities, visit its ancient ruins, witness its scenic treasures, and learn about new cultures. Start in the Amazon Jungle, where you’ll cruise on the river and watch for captivating native flora and fauna. You’ll also visit a monkey rehabilitation reserve, where researches work to rehabilitate primates like spider, squirrel, woolly, and capuchin monkeys. Then, discover some of South America’s magnificent cities. The birthplace of Samba, Rio’s vitality comes alive as you experience its sights, sounds, and flavors. In Lima, your sightseeing focuses on its rich colonial history and includes a visit to the Larco Herrera Museum, which has a large collection of pre-Columbian Peruvian art. Buenos Aires is regarded as the “Paris of South America” with its chic shopping, French architecture, outdoor cafés, legendary nightlife, and cosmopolitan cuisine. It is famous for its sensuous Tango dance, and you’ll see a Tango show—you’ll even get a Tango dance lesson! Be amazed as you view the spectacular panoramic views of many of the 275 cataracts that make up Iguassu Falls—with its clouds of spray, incessant roar, and surrounding tropical growth. Of course, no vacation to South America is complete without a visit to the marvelous structures built by the Incas, including the semi-circular Kenko Amphitheater and Puca Pucara. You’ll visit Machu Picchu, where you’ll stand in awe as you witness the ancient ruins surrounded by soaring peaks—one of the most majestic images in South America! You’ll also visit the Temple of Sacsayhuaman, a fortress built in the early 12th century with stones weighing more than 350 tons. While at the ruins, experience a Mother Earth ceremony by a local shaman to thank Mother Earth and to ask for good health and safe travels. But that’s not all…you’ll also travel to Easter Island, one of the most isolated islands on earth. Here, be amazed as you explore the “world’s largest open-air museum” with its giant stone head statues—called moai—that pepper the island. You’ll have an opportunity to see the moai as well as visit the volcano and caves. Vibrant cities, ancient structures, amazing scenery, new cultures, beautiful beaches, and more—all await you on this fabulous trip to South America!