General Tours has released its new brochure for its 2014-2015 Small Group Journeys and Private Tours to Latin America with 24 programs and more authentic cultural experiences built in.
New cultural experiences in 2014 include Oropesa, a colonial-era town noted for its bread-making traditions in the Peru Explorer program; Casa Concha Museum in Cuzco, exhibiting Inca artifacts found by Hiram Bingham, the explorer who discovered Machu Pichu; Tico Cuisine Cooking Class added to the Travelers on Treasures of Nature in Costa Rica program; and Flavors of Latin America added to the Five Days in Peru program.
General Tours also has expanded its Grandeur of Peru program, a comprehensive 12-day tour that includes Lima, the Sacred Valley, Cuzco, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and the Nazca Lines. The company added new ships and accommodations, including La Pinta, a 24-cabin ship now used on the Intimate Journey to the Galapagos; Silver Galapagos, a new expedition ship featured on two itineraries of Silversea Expeditions to the Galapagos; Casa Gangotena, a 31-room retreat overlooking Plaza San Francisco in Quito now included on Intimate Journey to the Galapagos and Silversea Expeditions to the Galapagos; Reserva Amazonica, a rainforest lodge 45-minutes upriver from Puerto Maldonado, added to Machu Picchu and Reserva Amazonica; and Le Reve, a boutique hotel in Santiago.
Also added are two new festivals, including Corpus Christi in Cuzco, and Inti Raymi, the ancient Inca Festival of the Sun, which is now added to the June 18 departure of Peru Explorer.