Central and South America
Marvel at all the Central and South America offers. Miles of pristine beaches on the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, fabulous national parks with plentiful opportunities for wildlife viewing, and world-renowned eco-lodges have made this one of the hottest destinations around. In Costa Rica you gaze upon a volcano while soaking in a hot spring one day, hike deep into a rain forest the next, and end your trip learning to surf at a luxurious seaside resort. The welcoming people of Costa Rica, and their mellow pura vida lifestyle, add warmth to every visit. Carnival in Brazil is always a party. You can tan and mingle with the locals on the country’s seemingly endless beaches, from Rio’s glamorous Copacabana to the unspoiled treasures along the northeastern shores. In the vast interior, outdoor adventures thrill: take a spray-soaked boat ride into Iguaçu’s raging waterfalls or spot exotic wildlife in the Pantanal. On rugged treks through the Amazon rain forest or on shopping expeditions in São Paulo’s chic boutiques, you will plunge into a vibrant mix of colors, rhythms, and cultures.