Brand new 2018 South America from Wendy Wu Tours – Part 1
Wendy Wu tours are a huge name in international travel and new for 2018, they are extending into South America. We are very excited to include their 10 new, all inclusive escorted tour packages in our range and to give you the low down on where you could be eating, the local experiences you could be having and the sights you can expect to see if you book with Wendy Wu this year. Lets have a look at some of the brand newWendy Wu South America escorted tours for 2018!
Tour of Argentina
Your journey around Argentina; the home of tango, will begin when you land in Buenos Aires. Not only will you watch a live tango show, but youll also get to take part in a tango dancing class. You will eat authentic Argentinian steak and ribs at a traditional asado restaurant and youll have a food and wine tasting masterclass. There will be plenty of opportunities to explore the city, both at your leisure and with a guide.
Your next destination will be altogether more rugged. Youll experience some incredible views up in the snowy peaks of the Terra del Fuego National Park and cross the Beagle Channel to visit islands where you might see sea lions and sea birds.
After this adventure youll be heading up to the ice fields of Patagonia, where youll see the famous glacier, the Perito Moreno, which is over 60km high, in action, as it bulldozes its way across the landscape. Next up youll visit the Andes and view them in their full panoramic glory. Barilocke is home to tasty local beer and chocolate so your taste buds will teased as you take in the majestic peaks.
On Victoria Island, which will be your next port of call, youll experience the towering giant sequoias, as well as wild boar and red deer in their natural habitat. There will be a bit of walking involved, but youll certainly get a chance to relax on the next leg of your trip, when you pass through the Mendoza wine towns, famous for their wines of the same name and Malbecs. Youll see the grapes growing on the vine and have lunch at the estate of one of the wineries. The food here will be exquisite, which is why this will be the venue for your cooking lesson.
Argentina is a fascinating melting pot of many cultural influences, where you can buy crafts and textiles, experience a myriad of seasons in one day and enjoy the wholesome taste of local dish; empanadas. This is just the first of Wendy Wu South America escorted tours for 2018. Take a look at the tour in full here
Essence of Argentina and Brazil
This is another tour that will allow you to try the sought after Argentinian asado meat, but this time it will be in a more typical setting; on a ranch in the pampas, a typical setting of the the South American cowboys, the gauchos. Next up youll get to ride the worlds highest railway; a train to the clouds, as its commonly known, on your way to near the Chilean border.
Along the way youll take in the charms of a traditional village; Purmamarca, as well as the canyons of the Humahuaca Valley on your way to Iguacu Falls, which border Brazil. The Devils throat is commonly believed to be the best observation point and then after that, its onward to the lush, tropical greenery and beautiful beaches of Rio de Janeiro. Home of Samba music and the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, not to mention Sugar Loaf Mountain, youll visit the bohemian town of Santa Teresa and the Tijuana Forest as well as spend some time strolling around Rio, both with and without a guide.Wendy Wu South America escorted tours for 2018 allow you to take in the best of what South America has to offer, scroll down to learn more
The must-try food here is meat and black bean stew, known as Feijoada. Cassava and croquettes are also popular. Got a taste for this tour? Check it out.
The Rhythms of Brazil
Brazil is a rainforest filled mammoth of a country with a mixture of Portuguese and ancient native influences, resulting in a colourful, musical ensemble of cultures coming together to dance and have fun. The carnival here is probably the most famous in the world and beautifully sums up the free spirit of the nation.
Your journey into Brazil will begin in the worlds oldest city; Schadas, where youll walk along the cobbled streets to discover ancient churches and delicious pastries. Theres a modern quarter here too to explore. Your next destination, will be deep in the heart of the Amazon rainforest; a city called Manaus. Youll cruise on the river, spotting alligators on your way to the Monkey Jungle; a sanctuary for several species of monkey.
The night will be spent in an eco retreat in the middle of the forest and youll have the unique opportunity to walk around the lungs of the world for the next couple of days, with a guide beside you, pointing out the wildlife and local flora, as well as giving you a crash course in rainforest survival techniques. As part of this experience youll be able to take part in fishing on the side of the world famous Amazon river.
Next on your exhilarating agenda, your personal tour guide will take you to the huge Iguacu Falls, to see the incredible amounts of water dropping picturesquely into the river below. The tour will end in Rio. Naturally youll have the chance to visit Christ the Redeemer and take a cable car up Sugar Loaf Mountain before its time to fly back to the UK. If you would like to book this exciting Brazil tour, pleaseget in touch
Chile Top to Toe
Youll travel from Santiago into the Andes, scaling glacial sheets of ice and experiencing majestic mountains towering overhead. After this, youll head over to the coastal resorts of Vina del Mar and the hippy vibes of Valparaiso; where the brightly coloured hillside houses are an unusual, but very special sight.
The driest place on Earth is the next destination on your itinerary; the Atacama Desert. The landscape around here is known as The Moon Valley and dominated by salt flats, volcanoes and hot springs, genuinely giving you the impression you could be on the surface of the moon.
In order to then rehydrate your view, youll take a ferry over to Puerto Varas, followed by a trip to the Torres del Paine National Park, where youll see guanacos and landscape features such as peaks, lakes and glaciers. Your tour will end in Santiago, where youll get your flight back to the UK.
Best of Peru and Columbia
This tour begins in Perus capital, Lima, where youll spend a day or two exploring the colonial architecture and impressive religious sites, such as the San Francisco monastery. Your next view will be of the tranquil beauty of Lake Titicaca. Youll take a boat to some of the floating islands in its waters, while the Andean peaks form a mountain panorama around you.
From here, Youll descend into the Sacred Valley to explore the incredible natural landscape and myriad of Incan citadels, including Macchu Picchu; which is one of the 7 wonders of the world.
Macchu Picchu sits on a ridge at high altitude and offers not just an unbelievable view, but also an insight into the Incan empire of which it was so integral. If you can cope with the climb, its well worth taking your trek that little bit further and heading over to the Sun Gate, before its time for your guide to to take you to Cuzco, where the traditional and the colonial truly come together to form a multilayered blend of cathedrals and citadels.
Columbia is included in the second part of your tour. Youll begin your holiday here exploring the galleries and museums of the vibrant capital, Bogot, before making your way up the hill of Montserrat that overlooks the city. Highlights of the Columbia tour include a trip to a salt cathedral located in a mine 200 metres below the surface level, a look around the Cocora cloud forest and nature reserve, tasting some of the worlds finest coffee at a plantation in Cartagena and discovering the amazing coral based beauty of the Isla del Encanto, part of the Rosario archipelago on the Caribbean coast.
If you fancy exploring South America with Wendy Wu Tours: an impeccable, award winning and highly respected tour operator this year, then please get in touch with the Aspen Travel team to ask about Wendy Wu tours. We have a long and close relationship with Wendy Wu and have been booking holidays for them for many years. Well be able to answer any questions you may have about the package, as well as advise you on whats included and the best tours to suit you. Please give us a call.