VINOS OF THE MIGHTY ANDES – DEPARTS: 26 FEBRUARY 2018 – 13 DAYS FROM AUD 10990 / NZD 11790
An epic journey through the majestic Andes in search of the best wines of Chile and Argentina. Nestled between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, Chile has the perfect climate for growing grapes. Explore the Casablanca Valley famous for its Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah varieties. Continue to the Colchagua Valley, the country’s highest producing Sauvignon Blanc and Carménère region and create your own blend.
Journey across the Andes to Mendoza, Argentina’s thriving wine capital and home of the famed Malbec. Visit the Lujan de Cuyo and Uco valleys to learn traditional harvesting, pruning and wine blending techniques, while tasting world-class wines and enjoying breathtaking mountain scenery.
BIRD LIFE OF CENTRAL AMERICA – DEPARTS: 19 MARCH 2018 – 16DAYS FROM AUD 9499 / NZD 10163
An alternative birding tour takes you to Costa Rica and Panama to explore pristine rainforests, national parks, marine parks, wetlands and a unique stay in a village nestled in an extinct volcano. Observe and hear the song of exotic birds like the Resplendent Quetzal, Scarlet Macaw, Orange-billed Sparrow, toucan and aracari; just to name a few. In striking contrast your tour will end with a cruise along one of the seven wonders of the modern world, the Panama Canal.