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Top Central & South America Cultural & Theme Tours
Explore the Carnival Factory, for a peek behind the scenes of Rio's Carnival, on this cultural tour. Learn how the parade's famous floats and costumes are produced. Listen to commentary on the history of samba and carnival, then hit the dressing rooms to try on some costumes and take some photos. Wind up with some cocktails and a samba class for the whole carnival experience.
Experience Panama’s booming capital city like a local on this guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, enjoy a delicious traditional lunch and visit the first Spanish settlement in the country, Panama La Vieja. Take a sightseeing tour of Panama City’s vibrant downtown, pick up a souvenir at the indigenous handicraft market, and learn about the country’s rich history and culture at Mi Pueblito Cultural Center.
Discover the history and culture of Roatan’s native Garifuna people on this half-day guided tour. First, stop at a sanctuary park for monkeys and sloths where you’ll be able to learn about the creatures. From there, visit the Garifuna Culture Center to see a demonstration of their native dance and more. The excursion wraps up with a boat tour of the Oak Ridge fishing village and its mangroves.
Starting this adventure aboard the Panama Railway is one of the great train journeys in the world. In addition to its colorful history, the railway follows a scenic route through the Isthmus of Panama.
Then we invite you invite you to discover the fortresses of the Spaniards on the Atlantic Coast of Panama, you will observe the architectural wonder of the colonial era, the great nature that borders the fortresses.
we will walk where the soldiers of the Spanish kingdom were defending the passage through the community of chagres that constitute a magnificent example of the military architecture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Later we will visit Portobelo which is a natural port and a village located in the Republic of Panama. It was one of the most important towns in America.
At the end we will close with a stop at the famous Playa la Angosta where you can swim in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean of the Panamanian Caribbean
The tour is only for you (small group) and nobody else
PRIVATE TOUR FROM VALPARAISO & VIÑA DEL MAR AND RETURN
REQUIREMENT 2 person (one couple)
Tour starts at hotel. We will visit the Open Sky Museum of Valparaíso located at Bellavista and Florida Hill where we will observe 20 street mural paintings made on walls and houses. Then we will go to “La Sebastiana” Museum and we will watch the bay of Valparaíso from the sightseeing points of Alegre and Concepción Hill. Then we will take funicular and a short boat ride by the port and Valparaíso bay, then we will have lunch in a restaurant in Sotomayor square. After visiting Valparaíso, we will go to Viña del Mar and visit the Flower Clock.
NOTE: A minimum of 02 people per booking is required
Attend the Ginga Tropical Show, a dance and music that allows you to learn about Brazil's vibrant history and culture through its traditional music and dance. During this show, see talented performers dance the lambada, samba and bossa nova dressed in outrageous Carnival costumes. Hear folklore from around the diverse country, live drumming and the Brazilian martial art: capoeira.
Get a taste of San Jose’s culture and cuisine on this 3-hour walking tour. Explore Costa Rica’s capital accompanied by an expert guide and learn about the city’s history, architecture and flavor. Explore the produce stalls of two traditional markets and discover what makes Costa Rican coffee so delicious as you sample some local brews. The tour is capped at 12 people for a personalized small-group experience.
Bring an empty stomach and an open mind for this walking tour and get ready to eat your way around Santiago. Immerse yourself in local life as you browse the Mercado Central and La Vega markets and stroll around the lively Plaza de Armas. Stop to refuel along the way with tastings of local favorites, then tuck into a scrumptious lunch at a local restaurant.
Bazurto Market is Cartagena’s largest and busiest market, and it’s a maze of colorful stalls, exotic foods and local artisans. This guided visit will take you to the heart of the market, where you’ll get the chance to meet the vendors, watch craftsmen at work, sample local delicacies and enjoy a delicious Colombian lunch.
Get an in-depth local experience with this walking tour of one of Rio's favelas, Rocinha. Follow your resident guide to get an insider's perspective on daily life and learn about the challenges these communities face.
Enjoy a full-day tour to Monteverde where the clouds meet the woods and take an exhilarating walk through the famous cloud forest on hanging bridges. Sky Walk uses trails and a series of suspension bridges for a more relaxing introduction of the flora and fauna of the forest. It allows a vision of the forest from a different perspective which starts with a hike on the ground and then taking you to explore the treetops, a hardly discovered habitat called the “canopy” with a professional guide.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at one of the world’s biggest parties during this tour in Rio de Janeiro. See all the work that goes into this week-long party as you tour the City of Samba, a warehouse where floats and costumes are kept, and the Grande Rio’s Samba Factory, to learn about the history of samba and how to samba while wearing a traditional costume.
Explore the mountain retreat of Petrópolis on this full-day guided tour. Once a summer holiday destination for the royalty of Brazil, Petrópolis features landmarks like the Crystal Palace, the Imperial Museum and the burial place of Dom Pedro II. Purchase a tour upgrade for a stop at Cervejaria Bohemia, where you'll taste one of Brazil's favorite lagers and learn about the history and science behind this brewery through a tour and interactive exhibits. Round-trip transportation from most Rio hotels is included.
Private day tour of Yaxha National Park with round-trip transportation from the airport or hotels near Tikal & Flores. You will learn about Mayan and Guatemalan history and culture, archaeology, and the region's flora and fauna.
What sets our tours apart from others is our dedication and love for our work and our empathetic approach towards guests. We strive to ensure that our tours exceed your expectations in every way, but especially in terms of experience and value.
Tikal VIP Tours is aptly named for the importance of our clients—we strive to provide a VIP experience for everyone and hope that your time in Guatemala will be an experience of a lifetime. Because of his passion for guiding, Elmer Alvarado has become one of the “Most Recommended” guides certified by the Guatemalan Tourism Institute (INGUAT) since 2011.
“I am living my dream,” says guide and founder, Elmer Omar Alvarado. “If you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life and you will always be happy.”
Get an in-depth introduction to Cartagena on this walking tour. Together with just your party and a private guide, walk through the streets of the colorful city and to the most important squares and churches, and locals' favorite coffee shops and restaurants. Listen as your guide gives you insight into the history of the city, its legends, and the pirates and other characters that have left their mark.
Choose the circuit either in the morning or in the evening, to travel the 80 km that separates the Atlantic Ocean (Caribbean Sea (Colon)) and the Pacific Ocean (Panama City), approaching the legendary train of the Panama Railway Company .
This route is done all along the Panama Canal by the country's only railway.
You will discover the old colonial military fort of San-Lorenzo at the mouth of the Chagres river and the city of Colon at the entrance to the Panama Canal, north side.
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of Carnival during this tour of Cidade do Samba. On this outing, follow your guide on a tour of the Acadêmicos do Grande Rio's warehouse, one of Rio's top samba schools, where they store their outrageous costumes and grandiose parade floats. Toast to your insider's experience with a traditional caipirinha while you learn about the history and culture of the Carnival in Brazil. Brave visitors can even try on a few feathered costumes. Round-trip transportation from central Rio hotels is included.
Immerse yourself in the indigenous Emberá culture during this tour from Panama City. Journey up the Chagres River in a motorized dugout canoe to the Embera Drua village in Chagres National Park. Meet members of the tribe and learn about their way of life in the forest, witness ceremonial dances, and eat a traditional lunch. Round-trip transportation from Panama City is included on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people or fewer to ensure an intimate atmosphere and personalized attention.
Chocolate lovers flock to this incredible tour from La Fortuna that includes the sweetest rainforest experience and unearths the hidden secretes of local chocolate production. Visit a farm where cocoa is grown, processed and produced. This hands-on experience lets travelers eat as much chocolate as they want while learning about history, culture and traditions of this popular Costa Rican sweet.
The Freedom Tour is the most authentic tour offered in San Basilio de Palenque given by certified guides that are native to the community. We offer door to door transportation in comfortable AC cars with flexible pick up time to fit any schedule. Visitors are able to learn about incredible history of the community and feel the African essence that the community has maintained alive for over four centuries. During this tour our guests will hear traditional music, see the practice of traditional medicine in person, learn about the unique language that exists in the community and much more. More than traveling is living grand experiences.
This tour allows us to know in a synthesized way the most important places of the archaeological and cultural offer of the provinces of Azuay and Cañar; our first stop is in the archaeological complex of Ingapirca, where our guides travel through the history of local aboriginal cultures and the expansion of the Incas in the territory corresponding to Ecuador. On this journey you can taste the typical gastronomic offer of the region (Biblián).
We continue our tour to Gualaceo and Chordeleg. Places where the craft activity stands out. In Chordeleg we will visit the jewelry made in gold and silver with the technique of filigree, here our visitors will have the opportunity to have free time to know the town and visit the jewelers and craft shops in the area; To finish our tour we visit the House of Makanas.
Immerse yourself in the mountainous splendor of the Andes on an exhilarating full-day excursion to San Esteban Vineyard from Santiago. With a professional guide, travel through spectacular scenery to one of the most beautiful lagoons in the Andes Mountains; capture photographs of the water’s iridescent turquoise surface and listen to poignant legends of Incan royalty. Marvel at archaeological park located in a hill in the middle of San Esteban Vineyard in which you will explore walking trails and find its various petroglyphs which belong to the Aconcagua culture; ascend to the vertiginous altitude of Hotel Portillo ski resort; and absorb the verdant beauty of San Esteban vineyard before pleasuring your palate with wine samples.
Tiwanaku is a pre-Incan city in Bolivia. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and has been since year 2000.
Tiwanaku is viewed by most archaeologists as being one of the key sites leading up to the Incan Empire, and remains a beautiful site for modern visitors. The artistic style of Tiwanaku is also quite unique, with fascinating figurative pieces that feature exaggerated heads.
At the Beginning of the tour visit the Ceramic and Lithic museums, travelers can visit the ancient and enigmatic archaeological ruins such as: Gate of the Sun, Kalasasaya Temple, The Semi-Subterranean Temple with nailed heads, Monoliths, the megalithic and mysterious ancient ruins of Puma Punku and other religious enclosures.
08:00 a.m. Hotel pick up.
09:30 a.m. Tour Start in Tiwanaku, ruins and museums.
02:00 p.m. Lunch.
03:00 p.m. Return to the city.
04:30 p.m. Drop-off at hotel.