Sumptuous South America
PHIL Hoffmann Travel is offering three tour vehicles to enjoy a slice of sumptuous South America on your travels.
Choose from tours such as Handpicked Peru, Rhythms of Brazil and Cruising the Fjords of Chile, and get up close with the contrasting wonders – physical and cultural – within the vibrant continent.
Experience the incredible nature and beauty of Chile’s coast with Skorpios Cruises, visiting the spectacular San Rafael Glacier and picturesque villages such as Puerto Aguirre and Castro on a six-day, fivenight journey.
MV Skorpios II offers comfortable accommodation for 106 passengers. You board and disembark at Puerto Montt, having experienced many memorable landscapes.
Earlybird bookings, by June 30, will save $326 a person on this cruise/tour.
Phil Hoffmann Travel principal Phil Hoffmann says Chile has a rich and colourful culture unlike anything else in the Americas.
“While its geography covers a massive length, its position, nestled between the Andes and the Pacific, is somewhat isolated,’’ he says. “Chile is a land of contrasting and extreme landscapes, where contact with nature is inescapable’.’
There are departures for this tour from September 5 to April 4, 2016, with prices from $2324 a person twin share.
The 13-day Peru adventure delivers a comprehensive journey through the country’s main attractions.
Peru is often referred to as the cultural heart of South America. On this tour, you visit the White City of colonial Arequipa; the vast Colca Canyon to witness the unforgettable sight of the flight of the condor; colonial Lima; the markets and ruins of Cuzco; Puno and the Lost City of the Incas, mystical Machu Picchu.
“From dense jungle via coastal desert to the glacial peaks of the Andes, Peru is an empire of hidden treasures, ancient cultures and rich colonial tradition,’’ Mr Hoffmann says.
This tour is priced from $4854 a person, twin share, and starts by checking out Lima’s colonial buildings and ends with a catamaran cruise on Lake Titicaca, visiting manmade floating reed islands of the Uros Indians.
The 11-day Rhythms of Brazil, from $4854 a person, tour offers a sustained saunter into this country soaked by warm, tropical sun and filled with white sand beaches.
Mr Hoffmann says travellers will catch the highlights and contrasts of this vast country; from spectacular Rio de Janeiro to the splendour of Iguazu Falls and from the wilds of the Amazon to the mysterious culture of Salvador.
The tour will take you to Manaus, to kick off the Amazon leg of the adventure.
“It’s easy to see why big, bold and beautiful Brazil is one of the world’s most exciting destinations,’’ Mr Hoffmann says. Details: Phil Hoffmann Travel on 1300 889 953 or at pht.com.au
The stunning view of Rio de Janeiro from Corcovado Mountain, featuring the 38m-tall Christ the Redeemer statue.