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The tours were going to reveal to you today tick both of those boxes and include opulent overnight stays as well! They have a South American focus, because this is what they believe is going to be the hottest destination of the new year!
These tours represent real value for money, for the one price you pay, youll fit a lot in. Think of the following recommendations as inspiration for your bucket list. Well provide details of how you can find out more about them at the bottom of this post. Let’s take a tour of ourselves and look at the top cox and kings tours you must try before 2020
Topping our mini list for the top Cox and Kings tours, South America is huge and diverse, with each of its associated countries having a wholly unique character of its own. This comprehensive 18-day tour will focus on the continents highlights, taking you to some of the best-loved beauty spots and allowing you to have local experiences that will help you gain a more in-depth insight into the country youre visiting.
Your journey will begin in Lima, the capital of Peru, where youll spend a couple of nights at the Casa Andina Premium Miraflores and explore the colonial sights. A short transfer to Cuzco will then be necessary to get you to the iconic Incan citadel of Machu Picchu and the infamous Sacred Valley. Youll have two nights here to give you enough time to take in all views, as well as try some delicious Peruvian cuisine.
The next stop on your schedule is the floating reed islands of Puno in Bolivia, which overlooks Lake Titicaca and youll reach it by travelling through the Andes. A trip to the markets of La Paz and Moon Valley will take place after that, before you take your next flight to Buenos Aires, where youll be spending the next 3 nights.
The capital city of Argentina, Buenos Aires, is a beautifully contrasting combination of colonial old ideas and South American new influences. There will be plenty of glamorous buildings and pavement cafes to explore here, as well as the option to take part in a variety of day trips.
The final country youll visit on this tour will be Brazil, where youll stand close enough to the Iguacu Falls to feel the mist from the spray and explore the wonders of Rio; home to the famous Brazil Carnival. This city sits famously at the feet of the towering Christ the Redeemer statue, while this whole tour is a great way to take in the majesty of South America. Youll cross the length and breadth of the continent, getting a feel for each of its different regions.
Straddling the border of Eastern Europe and Western Asia, your Southern Caucasus tour will begin in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. This is a region that stretches from Azerbaijan to Georgia, via Armenia. In Baku youll discover the rock carvings of Gobustan and the Ateshgyakh Fire Worshippers temple at Absheron, as well as gain an insight into the city itself.
The next overnight will be in the forested mountain town of Sheki, where youll marvel at the impressive Yeddi Gumbez Mausoleum in Armenia on the way, before getting a dose of village life in Kish.
After waking up refreshed in the Sheki Saray Hotel, youll be ready for your morning tour that will see you crossing the border into Georgia and enjoying a wine tasting in a nearby vineyard. There will be more wine tastings the following day at the Tsinandali wine estate before youll head over to Tbilisi, the Georgian capital, where you can explore the mosque, synagogue and churches. This gateway between east and west is a melting pot of leading world religions.
There will also be plenty more visits to places of religious significance during the rest of this 2-week trip, which will inspire and entertain you. These include monasteries on the way to Gori, a church in Kazbegi and a Hellenistic temple in Garni. The cathedral at Ejmiatsin is the official residence of the Catholic Church in Armenia and just before you reach the Noravank Monastery, youll visit the Khor Virap monastery which has incredible views of Mount Arafat. The Southern Caucasus makes for an eye-opening and compelling holiday. Itll give you a thirst to find out more about this part of the world.
This is another 2-week tour of South America that will take you to the continents highlight destinations. Admittedly, there are a few crossover destinations, between this and the Splendour tour, but it was simply too good to not include it on our list. As with the above Splendours tour, the second half of the trip concentrates on Argentina and Brazil, taking you to Buenos Aires, Iguacu and Rio, as well as El Calafate and the Petit Moreno glacier, but its the schedule of the first week that wed like to focus on here.
Instead of flying into Peru, this package will take you from London to the mountainous city of Santiago in Chile, where youll enjoy a 2-night stay at the Hotel Plaza San Francisco. Youll receive a guided tour of the city and a nearby winery, as well as peruse the artworks at the Museum of Pre-Colombian art.
Following Santiago, youll fly to Punta Arenas in the south of Chile to explore the Strait of Magellan. This important stretch of water separates the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Your next move will be into the Patagonian wilderness to view snow-capped peaks, glacial lakes and incredible wildlife, such as lions, pumas, maras, armadillos and guanacos.
Youll stay at the Hotel Lago Grey, with its countryside scenes, to ensure youre close to the Torres del Paine national park for a day trip the following day. This is a great place for spotting local flora and fauna, as well as inhaling deeply the clear air that surrounds the Armaga Lagoon and Lake Sarmiento. This tour will provide you with the opportunity to explore the real South America; its people and its wildlife.
Central America is a patchwork of fascinating countries that separate the huge land masses of North and South America. On this tour youll take a cruise through the Panama Canal, explore this iconic and strategically important citys colonial past and then embark on a short transfer flight into San Jos; a great base for discovering the wildlife and natural beauty of Costa Rica. Here, youll spend 2 days in the Monteverde Cloud forest and take a trip to the slopes of the active Poas volcano.
The next couple of days youll be in Nicaragua, in the city of Granada, before flying on to San Salvador to take a trip down the aptly named Route of the flowers. This is a land of cloud forest trails and smoke-breathing volcanos.
After Honduras, your trip will become a little more Caribbean in flavour, as you head into Guatemala. Here youll take a boat trip along the coast, a walk around the Mayan ruins in the Tikal jungle and spend some important leisure time in the tropical paradise that is Antigua.
Central America is diverse and beautiful. The very best way to make the most of your limited time here is to allow the Cox and Kings expert guides to show you what makes it so very special. Let’s move on to the final tour from the ‘top Cox and Kings tours’.
High on a mountain ridge in southern Peru theres an Incan citadel known as Macchu Picchu. Its one of the most breathtaking sights in the world and a snapshot into an ancient world. The ruins here are so well preserved that youll feel as if youve wandered into a hidden, lost world.
The Train to Macchu Picchu tour will take you through the majestic Andes in South America, providing you with views of all the mountain features until your trip culminates in a visit to Macchu Picchu itself. Your itinerary will include a tour of Perus capital, Lima, and a tour of the Andean city Arequipa. Youll then stand on the terraces of the Colca Valley, looking into the Colca canyon, before heading over to Lake Titicaca for a stay in a shoreline hotel.
Youll travel by train through Cuzco into the Sacred Valley; an Inca fortress, before taking the Vistadome train up the mountain into the heart of Macchu Picchu, where youll stay for the night, in order to give you 2 days to explore this mountaintop wonderland. Before you fly back home, youll have a day in Cuzco, exploring the craft markets. Its a great place to find gifts.
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