Central and South America by Private Jet
November 2–22, 2013
Behold Tikal’s towering Mayan temples and shrines in Guatemala. Get a bird’s eye view in Nicaragua from the rim of its most active volcano. See the detailed stone work of Inca master builders at Machu Picchu in Peru, and venture into the starkly beautiful Atacama Desert of Chile. Take in the Colonial architecture in Buenos Aires and visit with gauchos at an estancia in Argentina’s countryside. Cruise Patagonian waterways and enjoy panoramic views of glaciers and the Andean peaks and marvel at the spectacle of Iguaçú Falls in Brazil.
Study Leader Information
Evolutionary Biologist George Amato; Zoologist Alan Lieberman; Ambassador Marilyn McAfee
November 2 - Orlando, Florida
Meet fellow travelers and the expedition staff at a welcome dinner at our fine hotel.
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
November 3 & 4 - Ancient Mayan Ruins of Tikal, Guatemala
Explore the awe-inspiring ruins of Tikal, including its towering temples and shrines. Then look for parrots and toucans on a birdwatching excursion, cruise Lake Petén Itza, or visit the charming Spanish-Colonial town of Flores.
Camino Real Hotel, Tikal
November 5 & 6 - Masaya Volcano & Historic Granada, Nicaragua
Look down into a lake of lava from the rim of the most active volcano in the region. Hike and explore this amazing landscape, and learn about the dramatic colonial heritage of the restored town of Granada. At the San Francisco Convent Cultural Center, see impressive basalt sculptures of pre-Columbian indigenous people from Zapatera Island.
Real InterContinental Metrocentro Managua
November 7, 8, 9 & 10 - Lima & Cusco, the Urubamba Valley and Machu Picchu; or the North Coast; or Lake Titicaca, Peru
Marvel at how Incan and Spanish cultures intertwine in Lima and Cusco, and visit Machu Picchu, the great citadel abandoned by the Inca and rediscovered in 1911. Alternatively, you may choose to explore the pre-Incan treasures of Peru’s North Coast, or the Incan culture of Lake Titicaca.
Miraflores Park Hotel, Lima and Hotel Monasterio or JW Marriott Hotel, Cusco; or Costa Del Sol, Chiclayo and Libertador, Trujillo; or a fine hotel in Puna
November 11, 12 & 13 - The Atacama Desert’s Breathtaking Landscapes & Unusual Wildlife, Chile
Discover beautiful geological formations, and the flora and fauna of the world’s driest desert.
Explora Atacama Hotel de Larache, San Pedro de Atacama
November 14, 15 & 16 - Vibrant Arts of Buenos Aires or the Wine Country of Mendoza, Argentina
Explore the European-inspired neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, such as Palermo, which boasts beautifully restored palaces and other historic edifices. Or, venture into the countryside to visit an estancia and experience traditional gaucho culture. Or venture to the foot of the Andes to visit Mendoza, one of Argentina’s most important wine regions.
Alvear Palace Hotel, Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires, or Park Hyatt, Mendoza
November 17 & 18 - Glaciers & Natural Wonders of Argentine Patagonia
Cruise to a remote Patagonian valley and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding Andes. Marvel at the gigantic Perito Morena glacier, a brilliant wall of pure ice that towers 200 feet above Lake Argentina; and cruise to the historic Estancia Christina and see the majestic Upsala valley glacier.
Los Sauces Casa Patagonica and Eolo Lodge, El Calafate
November 19 & 20 - Spectacular Iguaçú Falls, Brazil
Ride on zodiacs to the base of Iguaçú Falls, or enjoy a helicopter flight for a panoramic aerial view of this world wonder. And enjoy a gala farewell dinner at this unforgettable place.
Hotel Das Cataratas, Foz do Iguaçú
November 21 & 22 - Brazil / Orlando, Florida / Homeward
Board our private jet and return to Florida. The next morning, connect with your independent commercial flight home.
Please email National Trust Tours for questions about this program. Be sure to include your mailing address if you are requesting a paper copy of the brochure for this program.