CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA

Central America: In relaxing Panama, beyond its world-famous man-made canal, lies dizzying rainforest – where turtles, iguanas, possums and pumas vie for your attention. And if you really want to experience some of the world’s most exotic wildlife, Costa Rica is home to half a million species.

Join us in this prime ecotourism destination, where you can fly through the rainforest on a zip wire one minute, and meet farmers and chocolatiers the next. Mexico’s natural landscape is shaped by ancient civilizations and is a land of fascinating Mayan ruins, and it is also home to a super-ravine four times larger than the Grand Canyon. You’ll find the Mexico’s exuberant people a privilege to meet – whether you learn about natural remedies from a medicine woman, or help a restaurant owner to make traditional Mayan dishes.

Costa Rica: Despite its small size, Costa Rica is home to nearly half a million species, making it one of the world’s most biodiverse countries. It has a richly varied landscape of mountains, volcanoes, tropical forests and idyllic black and white sanded beaches.

Mexico: From ancient civilizations like the Aztecs and the Mayans to extraordinary architecture, nature reserves and beautiful beaches, Mexico is colorful in every sense of the word.

Panama: A world-famous canal, a widely acclaimed variety of coffee, a rainforest you’ll explore from within and from above and a top equine stud farm – in Panama you’ll experience all these things and more.

South America: The colliding cultures of its indigenous people and its Spanish colonisers have given South America a fascinatingly eclectic man-made landscape. One of its great cities is a stylish, sprawling modern metropolis, famous across the globe for its carnival and beaches. The other is a mystical complex of 15th century Incan ruins, which was hidden from the outside world for more than three centuries.

Brazil: Brightly coloured, fun-loving carnival queen Brazil has a wonderfully varied landscape.
Argentina and Chile: Separated by the Andes, Argentina and Chile form the southern portion of South America, but are two very different countries.

Peru and Ecuador: Heavily shaped by its history, Peru is most famous for its lost Incan city, Machu Picchu. Ecuador is one of the world’s most biodiverse nations, so we’ll take you to stay in the middle of a 5,000-acre ecological reserve.

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