Sacred Valley of the Incas
Traditional villages, rural landscapes and hilltop Inca ruins bring you closer to Peru's fascinating past and present.
Local culture and people is of the central themes that we place a great emphasis on in our holidays to South America, Central America and China. It is a common thread that links the countries in which we travel, manifested in music, dance, art and social gatherings at thriving markets, in local parks and in bars, cafes and teahouses.
In the Brazilian city of Salvador, African, Portuguese and Brazilian influences blend to create an exotic city, embodied in rhythmic Olodum drumming. Music is a core component of the cultural identity of Havana in Cuba, where a unique society has grown out of decades of isolation and an African and Spanish heritage, and also in Buenos Aires, a city of tango halls and traditional cafes.
Mexico is a country infused with a strong cultural identity, perhaps best experienced in the city of Oaxaca and during the Day of the Dead celebrations. We also find traces of Mayan roots in Mexico and Guatemala, whilst the Inca heritage in the Andean regions of Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador remain particularly strong. Explore the islands of Lake Titicaca and you will find timeless communities preserving ancient ways of life and customs. Far away from the cities, we encounter remote Amazon communities with little contact with the 21st century world and in the pampas of Argentina are country estancias in which you can experience elements of the traditional Guacho way of life.
In China, the cities, towns and nomadic villages of Tibet are home to devout pilgrims striving to lead their centuries-old lifestyles in the face of change, whilst throughout Yunnan, the province demonstrates strong cultural identities in its many minority communities. The capital Beijing offers windows into the lives of very distinct generations; the older Beijingers who grew up in communist China, and socialise together early every morning in the city's parks and a younger generation embracing the trappings of capitalism.
12 Nights from £2,984 €2,681 $2,879
An introduction to the best of Brazil in a two week journey including cosmopolitan Rio de Janeiro, the magnificent Iguassu falls and Amazon rainforest, and colonial Salvador
14 Nights from £4,007 €3,908 $4,209
Discover cosmopolitan Buenos Aires, the impressive Iguazu waterfalls, the icy waters of Tierra del Fuego and view Patagonia's glaciers at close range.
10 Nights from £2,371 €1,945 $2,082
Cuba projects a surreal mise-en-scene of classic cars, cyclists and derelict buildings, standing next to pristine, beautifully renovated colonial squares, palaces and turn of…
28 Nights from £9,644 €10,673 $11,537
Cross the continent and cruise deep into the Amazon Rainforest. Enjoy cosmopolitan cities, colonial heritage, stunning Andean landscapes and the magnificent Iguassu Falls.
14 Nights from £3,414 €3,197 $3,439
A land steeped in ancient history, colonial past and scattered with Mayan and Aztec pyramids. We include the stunning Chiapas region with villages nestled in mountains.
14 Nights from £4,066 €3,980 $4,286
Buddhist monk debates, prayer flags fluttering below Himalayan peaks and the Dalai Lama's palaces on the Roof of the World.
14 Nights from £4,371 €4,346 $4,683
Enjoy Yunnan's stunning landscapes and cultural experiences as you go behind the scenes on the old Tea Horse Road.
21 Nights from £5,148 €5,278 $5,692
A cross-continent odyssey from beaches to the high Andean mountains, via remote villages, cosmopolitan cities, Inca archaeology and dramatic landscapes.
21 Nights from £5,768 €6,022 $6,498
An expedition to the remote salt flats and flamingo-filled lagoons of the high Andes and the Atacama desert. Cross mountains and valleys to reach Machu Picchu and discover the…
21 Nights from £3,751 €3,602 $3,877
Combine an Amazon adventure with visits to the Inca heartland in Peru and the island communities of Lake Titicaca and a flight over the mysterious Nazca Lines.
14 Nights from £2,972 €2,666 $2,863
Visit colourful markets with beautiful weavings in towns with typical colonial architecture, impressive Mayan pyramids in dense rainforest and unwind in the Caribbean on the B…
21 Nights from £4,385 €4,362 $4,700
Mighty Aztec and Mayan civilisations built sprawling cities with fabulous pyramids. Visit the markets, admire the weaving, witness the colonial influences and enjoy modern lif…
17 Nights from £4,204 €4,145 $4,466
The descendant of the Empire of the Incas maintain their identity and traditions blending with colonial history, in a setting of impressive mountains landscapes and the riches…
13 Nights from £2,614 €2,237 $2,398
Discover a blend of African and Portuguese heritage in Salvador; hike the inland rivers and canyons of Chapada Diamantina, and unwind on idyllic beaches
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