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Eco Explorations


South America offers great destinations for the Eco enthusiast; From the Amazon Rain Forest and River in the North, to the worlds most incredible Waterfall in Iguacu, to the Glaciers of Patagonia in the South.

Combine several “eco” destinations or just add one to a “beach” or “honeymoon” itinerary.

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Guatemala Markets, Mountains & Mores

On VIP’s new Guatemala Markets, Mountains and Mores Tour, you’ll shop for unique treasures at some of the most authentic indigenous markets (including Chichicastenango and many more), stroll along scenic mountain passes and discover traditional customs and cultures on a wide variety of excursions designed to fully immerse you in the art, food and daily life of the Guatemalan people. You’ll begin this 14-day tour in the charming city of Antigua before heading to the mystical Highland region to vi
Guatemala Maya Magic

Step into the Maya mystery and magic of one of Central America’s most diverse destinations and enjoy some of the most opulent hotels, villas and lodges in country on VIP’s 8-day Guatemala Maya Magic Tour. From the bustling streets of Guatemala City and unhurried pace of the Colonial jewel that is Antigua, to Lake Atitlan and the Highlands, you’ll discover an untamed yet wildly civilized country teeming with cultural and archeological wonders, misty mountain markets and more than a few UNESCO Wor
Expedition Belize Jungle Explorer

If Central American jungle adventures, ancient archeological ruins and upscale accommodations sound like an exciting once-in-a-lifetime journey, VIP’s new Expedition Belize Jungle Explorer Tour will have you getting up close to a vast untamed wilderness and its native flora and fauna. You’ll explore the Cayo District and all its wonders, including Caracol, Xunantunich, San Antonio Maya village, the botanical gardens and your choice of either ATM Cave or a Mennonite village— all from your Mounta
Panama Nature and Culture

During our 12-day Panama Nature and Culture Tour, you’ll be astonished by the sheer volume of natural and manmade wonders packed into such a small, yet vibrant, country. First, you’ll explore the nature and culture of the mainland, as you visit Panama City, Colon, the Azuero Peninsula and Chiriqui. Then, prepare for a bit of sun and sand in the islands of Bocas del Toro. Along the way, keep a tally and snap some pics of all Panama’s Wonders, including the Canal and the Miraflores Locks, the Old
Belize Rainforest & Reef

With VIP’s Belize Surf and Turf Tour you can have your cake and eat it too! One part Central American jungle adventure with ancient archeological ruins and forest explorations and one part beach getaway with sparkling sands and sunny skies, the beginning of our new tour will get you up close and personal to the vast rugged wilderness that is the Cayo District and all its wonders (including Maya ruins, native flora and fauna and more), while the second half of your journey will have you relaxing
Belize Beach & Jungle Adventure

You’ll be amazed at the biodiversity of this tiny Central American country, as you explore the jungles and beaches of Belize on VIP’s new Expedition Belize Tour. You’ll experience the rugged jungles of the emerging destinations of Orange Walk and Toledo, where only the most indomitable travelers historically have dared go, and you’ll unwind beachfront on the bucolic white sand beaches of Placencia and the South Coast. From jungle trekking and river cruising, to island shore snorkeling and chilli
Panama Honeymoon Hideaway

If you’re looking for a romantic honeymoon that will make all your friends jealous, look no further than our 11-day Panama Honeymoon Hideaway Tour. Often overlooked as an amazing honeymoon destination, Panama is a small country that packs a big punch. From the history and luxury accommodations of Panama City (and, of course, the Canal), to the awe-inspiring Highland region of Chiriqui and its quaint village of Bouquet, Panama will have you connect to each other and the rich culture of the countr
Panama Surf and Turf

Panama is far more than just the Canal, though that masterpiece of engineering certainly deserves its spot on most any tour of this Central American gem. Our 8-day dream vacation to Panama includes the absolute pearls of Panama, from the remote jungle region of El Valle on the Azuero Peninsula to the Pacific Ocean archipelago of the Pearl Islands (and even bustling Panama City), you’ll experience adventure, culture and just the right amount of relaxation as you visit the lush forest and sparklin
Argentina Scenic Highlights

We start our journey in Buenos Aires, strongly influenced by European culture, it is sometimes referred to as the "Paris of South America". Buenos Aires is also a place for city tours for keen walkers: from the historic Plaza de Mayo dominated by the salmon-coloured Government House (Casa Rosada) where Eva Peron gave her famous speech to the late night Tango lessons, you will immerse yourself in the fabulous culture of the Porteños. Next we explore the vast grassy plains and Gaucho lifestyle o
Bike Across the Andes

This is a 15-night trip including Argentina, Chile and Bolivia. It’s not just a uniquely designed itinerary that takes you to amazing places. It’s much more then that… It’s the chance to “experience adrenaline” and fell, with every step, that we’re in the “end of the world”. We offer a journey in motorcycle and 4x4 trucks though salt flats, lakes and impenetrable roads. The trip begins in Quebrada de Humuaca, declared a World Natural Heritage site by UNESCO. Its continues in the small town of
Patagonia Land and Sea

We begin our journey by connecting through Buenos Aires to El Calafate in Argentinas Southern Patagonia. Explorer chic" is the only way I can describe this very remote boomtown gearing up for the sophisticated adventurer. The visit to the glaciers in southern Patagonia rivals my visit to Iguazu Falls in terms of ecology and the sheer size of seeing Gods work at his or her best. There is a definite moo
Luxurious Adventure - Argentina

Stay at the most exclusive properties in Argentina. Explore one of the greatest natural wonders of the world, Iguazu Falls, the vantage points from both the Argentina and Brazil side offers spectacular photos. Then we discover the cultural melting pot of Buenos Aires; its tango, French influences and amazing
Ultimate Argentina

We start our journey in Buenos Aires, strongly influenced by European culture, it is sometimes referred to as the "Paris of South America". Buenos Aires is also a place for city tours for keen walkers: from the historic Plaza de Mayo dominated by the salmon-coloured Government House (Casa Rosada) where Eva Peron gave her famous speech to the late night Tango lessons, you will immerse yourself in the fabulous culture of the Porteños. Next we the visit  
Amazing Brazil Adventure

Our most comprehensive Brazil tour is designed especially for families looking to immerse themselves in the best Brazil have to offer in regards to beaches, culture and eco experiences. You begin in Rio de Janeiro to experience the Christ statue, sugarloaf mountain and the lifestyle of the beach-going carioca. Next, we explore the baroque influences and colonial towns along Brazils Gold Road, then of
Chapada Diamantina Tour

Chapada Diamantina earns its place on the list of ecotourism must-sees in Brazil. 3 days in Chapada, a paradise... Located in the heart of Bahia, cut by mountains, large plateaus, rivers, rapids, waterfalls, caverns and transparent pools of water. It has several springs sprouting from the rocky cliffs and more than 35 rivers – the largest are the Paraguaçu and Preto Rivers. Due to relief variations and to diverse forms of vegetation, the fauna is very rich and some species can be seen very easil
Fernando de Noronha Tour

Explore the ecological sanctuary and home of the most beautiful beaches. Delta now fly’s direct from ATL to REC.Fernando de Noronha - This is the one of the few locations in Brazil where the sun sets into the sea. The archipelago is called Fernando de Noronha. The islands are the remains of volcanic mountains jutting up from the Atlantic. There are twenty small islands, one larger one. This is o
Luxury Amazon Yacht

Our VIP Journeys private eco expedition on our private luxury yacht with a private biologist guide, private chef allows you flexibility to explore the Amazon region in style. Journey beyond the other touristy riverboats. "Swimming with the pink dolphins is one of the greatest experiences in my life" says Michael Eiseman, "this is a very special experience, we saw fauna and flora never possible at one of the touristy eco parks or group river boats"
Chile Highlights

We begin our adventure exploring the history and culture of the cosmopolitan city of Santiago . Explore Chile's fine wines at two of the vineyards near Santiago in The Colchagua Valley. Continue your tour to Puerto Montt, gateway to the scenic Lake District. Visit the main points of interest in Puerto Montt including Angelmo's fish market, colorful handicraft market, then a short trip to  
Amazon Spa Cruise with Shaman

Enjoy this unique exclusive Amazon Spa Cruise with Master Shaman and extraordinary detox and wellness program on the Peruvian Amazon River aboard the Delfin II. The mysticism of the jungle is no secret. With numerous myths and legends surrounding South America’s gorgeous woodlands, the Amazon’s exotic wildlife makes this journey enticing.

The Peruvian Amazon Wellness Cruise is an opportunity to learn, relax, and immerse yourself in the distinctive Peruvian culture. Lima Tours provides it
Galapagos and Peru in Style

An enthralling combination of stunning archeological ruins and ancient culture with one of the world's best nature experiences, our Peru and Galapagos Islands tour takes you on a unique historical journey. You will explore Peru’s culinary center Lima, the villages throughout the Sacred Valley, the awe-inspiring lost city of the Incas Machu Picchu, the colonial treasures of Cusco and last but
Peru - A Culinary Odyssey

VIP Journeys takes you “full spoon ahead” into Peruvian cuisine, known not only for its exquisite taste, but also for its variety and ability to incorporate the influence from different times and cultures. Inca and Spanish cultures come together in Peru to heighten our five senses. Visiting the archaeological sites, historical monuments, and wonderful indigenous people will enlighten you. But something out of the ordinary that Peru has to offer is its magnificent food. Once relatively off
Salta Offroad Adventure

Traveling to the Argentina North is a sure ticket to a territory filled with light shades and strong contrasts. This is without a doubt, the area of the most “historical” and Traditional” life, a place where Pre-Columbian civilizations co-exist with a colonial past, and a present with strong folkloric roots. Throughout the trip, we visit the most relevant spots of the Quebrada de Humauca and the Calchaquies Valleys. This is a fully guided tour in 4x4 trucks and using offroad motorcycles to ex
Discovering the Northwest

Traveling to the Argentine North opens the door to a territory of different shapes and contrasts. This is, without a doubt, the area with the most “historical” and “traditional” life, a place where Pre-Columbian civilizations co-exist with a colonial past, and a present with strong folkloric roots. Throughout our trip, we visit the most relevant spots of the Quebrada de Humahuaca and the Calchaquíes Valleys.. It starts in San Salvador de Jujut and end's in  
Patagonia Australis Cruise

Cruceros Australis was selected by the National Geographic Channel to travel across the untamed geography of Tierra del Fuego, enjoying its flora and fauna, on a trip from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia. Cruceros Australis was founded in 1990 with the purpose to operate Tourist Cruises in the Chilean-Argentinian Patagonia.
Peru Amazon Cruise on Aqua

A luxury cruise aboard the M/V Aqua transports you into the Pacaya Samiria Reserve (Reserva Nacional Pacaya Samiria), located deep within the Amazon rainforest at the headwaters of the Amazon River basin. Pacaya Samiria is one of Peru’s most well preserved havens for Amazon wildlife, plants and birding. Because we can only access Pacaya Samiria by water, you will become one of only a handful of seasoned world travelers ever to have reached this remote, remarkably beautiful destination on the Ama
Ruins & Romance Honeymoon

Peru offers honeymooners unique journeys to beautiful landscapes, fascinating cultures and well-preserved vestiges from ancient civilizations. Most honeymooners don’t consider Peru a beach destination, but the little known beach town of Mancora delivers that special beach component to complete that perfect honeymoon. Peru’s top attraction is the awe-inspiring lost city of the Incas,
Costa Rica Remote Beaches

From expansive stretches of Pacific and Caribbean coastline, dense rainforests and vast savannas, to towering mountains, lush river valleys and enchanting cloud forests, Costa Rica is a country as appealing to honeymooners and families as it is to adventure seekers and luxury travelers. You’ll have ample time to explore all this unique country has to offer during our 8-day Costa Rica Remote Beaches tour, as you focus on embracing the Pura Vida lifestyle from a home base on the alluring beaches o
Guatemala and Belize Maya Circle

Why choose jungle or beach when you can have the best of both worlds on our new Guatemala and Belize Maya Circle Tour! On this 14-day tour, you’ll enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime adventure across the Mayan heartland, as you travel from the Colonial beauty of Antigua into the misty Guatemala Highlands and alluring Lake Atitlan. Along the way, you’ll experience some of the most renowned markets (such as Chichicastenango), famous cultural institutions (including Compala) and iconic archeological sites t
Volcanoes & Galapagos Safari

This extraordinary 13 day tour of the senses through Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands begins in Quito, and then heads south exploring the Avenue of the Volcanoes. Explore the Andean History and culture at every stop, visiting the quaint villages of Cotopaxi, Baños,  
Amazon Lodge & Ave of Volcanoes

This journey through Ecuador’s Highlands and Amazon Jungle will allow you to enjoy the very best culture, history, flora and fauna that Ecuador has to offer. You will start in the Andean highlands along the Avenue of the Volcanos visiting quant villages of Cotopaxi, Baños,  
Noronha & Nannai Honeymoon

This romantic itinerary is perfect for honeymooners or couples looking for a very special pampered experience in the exotic Northeast coast of Brazil. We start in Porto de Galinhas at the Nannai, Brazil's 5-Star Tahitian-style resort. Gorgeous beaches, ideal for diving and surfing, natural swimming pools of transparent warm waters, rides around the growths of mangroves and the laying of eggs
Costa Rica & Panama Discovery

There is no better way to spend a couple of weeks than touring two of Central America’s most alluring and exciting destinations. On our 14-day Panama and Costa Rica Discovery Tour, you’ll begin in Panama City, where you’ll experience the magnificent Canal, native culture and the pristine San Blas Islands, before heading north to the province of Chiriqui. This Highland area is home to Volcan Baru and mystical cloud forests. Then, head north to the border crossing at Pano Canoas, where you’ll ente
Costa Rica Rainforest Romance

Widely recognized as the world’s foremost ecotourism destination, Costa Rica is a compact but gorgeous country boasting a striking landscape filled with natural marvels and diverse ecosystems. During our 10-day Costa Rica Rainforest Romance tour you’ll explore the Central Valley’s Poas Volcano region, get up-close to nature at one of the world’s finest eco-resorts in Siquirres and the Pacuare Protected Zone, embark on a journey of biodiversity in La Fortuna at one of the country’s most iconic la
Colombia & Panama Highlights

Situated directly next to one another on the bridge of Central America and top of South America, lie Colombia and Panama. They’re both bordered by the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean, making the destinations some of the most sought after in Latin America. In each, visitors will find bustling cities, vibrant indigenous populations, intriguing culture and mesmerizing beaches. On our 14-day Colombia and Panama Tour, you’ll experience all the highlights of each magical country.

Anyone wh
From Jujuy to Atacama

This 10 day itinerary offers a journey of breathtaking natural beauty, though some of the richest cultural regions of Argentina and Chile, where Pre Columbian heritage merges with Inca and Spaniah colonial legacies. Explore Salta, Jujuy and the Quebrada de Humahuaca, declared World Natural Heritage by UNESCO. Enjoy the hospitality of Hosteria Colome and taste the wines produced at the highest vineya
The Explora Experience

Traveling to South America promises an unforgettable trip and a grand experience. The explora experience takes it up a couple of notches... This vast and remote region has its backbone with the Andes mountain range and the Patagonia area best experiences with the best guides in Chile and the best accommodations and programs available, Vip and explorer offers a journey through history: the anthropological and archaeological wealth found here along with the vitality of present-day villages are tes
Volcanoes & Eclipse Galapagos Cruise

This journey begins through Ecuador’s Highlands along the Avenue of the Volcanoes. Explore the National park near Cotacachi, visiting quant villages and markets in Otavalo . Next, we enjoy the Hot Springs of Papallacta , whose thermal waters emerge from deep geological layers through fissures up to the surface. We then fly to the  
Essential Peru

Peru is one of the most enthralling countries in South America home to beautiful landscapes, fascinating cultures and well-preserved vestiges from ancient civilizations. Peru’s top attraction is the awe-inspiring lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu perched high in the Andes in a mist-shrouded cloud forest. You will explore the colonial treasures of  
Lake Titicaca, Puno

This perfect add-on to any Peru tour explores this rich cultural and folkloric center and famous Lake Titicaca. We travel to the southern Andes of Peru, where the world's highest navigable lake (Titicaca, at 4,000 metres above sea level) and an infinite number of archaeological and historical remains, as well as living traditions are to be found. The lake is as source of life: ancestral communities live on its islands, and welcome visitors to stay in their homes. This is... the land that is l
Belize and Guatemala Mayan Circle tour

Why choose beach or jungle when you can enjoy the best of both worlds on our new Belize and Guatemala Mayan Circle Tour! On this 14-day adventure, you’ll take a once-in-a-lifetime journey through the Maya heartland, as you make your way from the Colonial beauty of Antigua into the rich Guatemalan Highlands and enchanting Lake Atitlan. Along the way, you’ll stop at some of the most famous markets (such as Chichicastenango), iconic cultural institutions (including Compala) and archeological sites
Active Uruguay

With its gorgeous rolling plains and abundantly biodiverse nature, Uruguay is the ideal locale for an active vacation in picturesque surroundings. On our 8-day Active Uruguay Tour, you’ll discover the exciting highlights of this rich and wonderful country through active elements like biking in Montevideo and Colonia del Sacramento, horseback riding through the estancias, sand dune trekking in Rocha and much more as you also jaunt through Garzon and Cabo Polonio before arriving at the beach towns

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