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MacMania 11TM

Machu Picchu
Iguazu Falls


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Jan. 31, 2011 – Feb. 2, 2011

Surround yourself with 260 degrees of 240 foot-high walls of water at Iguazu Falls. Straddling the Argentinian-Brazilian border, Iguazu Falls is split into about 270 discrete falls and at peak flow has a surface area of 1.3 million square feet. (By comparison, Niagara Falls has a surface area of under 600,000 square feet.) Iguazu is famous for its panoramic views and breath-taking vistas of huge sprays of water, lush rainforest, and diverse wildlife.

We’ll walk Iguazu National Park’s extensive and well-engineered circuit paths over the Falls, go on a boat ride under the Falls, be bowled over by the massiveness and eco-beauty, and take a bazillion pictures.

On January 31, 2011, you’ll fly from Buenos Aires to Iguazu, Argentina, staying for 2 nights at either the premium Sheraton Hotel (inside Iguazu National Park) or at the standard, Amerian Hotel. February 2, 2011, we’ll fly back to Buenos Aires, and get geared up for MacMania 11.

The package prices below include domestic flights, flight taxes, hotel accommodations in Iguazu, hotel taxes, daily breakfast, transportation, and tours. The Sheraton Hotel-based package ranges from $1,235 to $1,425 per person for single occupancy, and from $927 to $1,015 per person for double occupancy. The Amerian Hotel-based package costs $948 for single occupancy and $786 per person for double occupany. (Prices here, and below, are subject to minor change.)

February 17–20, 2011

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Scale the Andes and absorb Machu Picchu’s aura. Visit this legendary site of the Inca World, draped over the Eastern slopes of the Peruvian, wrapped in mystery. Whether it was an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti or a site for astronomical calculations, it captures the imagination. Visit Machu Picchu, and see for yourself the massive polished dry-stone structures, the Intihuatana (“Hitching Post of the Sun”), the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Windows. Iconic ruins, rich flora and fauna, and incomparable views await your eye (and your lens).

You can opt for one of two packages: The Superior package provides housing at the San Agustin El Dorado Hotel in Cuzco, and at the Hatuchay Tower, Aguas Calientes. The Luxury package puts you up at the Monasterio Hotel in Cuzco, and at the Sanctuary Lodge directly adjacent to Machu Picchu.

All the package prices include hotel accomodations, hotel taxes, daily breakfast, one lunch in Machu Picchu, airport-hotel-airport transfers, Vista Dome train rides, tours, and guides. The Superior Machu Picchu tour package is $880 per person, single occupancy and $648 per person, double occupancy. The Luxury Machu Picchu tour package is $2,182 per person, single occupancy and $1,378 per person, double occupancy.

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BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA — Wednesday, January 30, 2013
In the “Paris of South America,” find ten million portenos passionate about futbol, tango, and theater at midnight. A short flight away, Iguazu Falls roars in the jungle.
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USHUAIA, ARGENTINA — Wednesday, February 6, 2013
The southernmost town in the world, where dominating peaks loom on three sides; the fourth opens to the Beagle Channel, where sea lions bellow and king crab rules.
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MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY — Thursday, January 31, 2013
Friendly and genteel, Montevideo honors colonial customs: long lunches, siestas, high tea. Nearby: Colonia del Sacramento, the oldest city in Uruguay (ca. 1680) and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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PORT STANLEY, FALKLAND ISLANDS — Sunday, February 3, 2013
Scotland under the Southern Cross: moorlands, pubs, red phone booths, sheep ranches, a “cuppa tea.” Plus penguins of every type: gentoo, Magellanic, king.
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PUNTA ARENAS, CHILE — Tuesday, February 5, 2013
This remote town, pioneered by Yugoslav settlers and sheep ranchers, sits on rolling hills overlooking the Strait of Magellan.
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PUERTO MONTT, CHILE — Sunday, February 10, 2013
This remote town, pioneered by Yugoslav settlers and sheep ranchers, sits on rolling hills overlooking the Strait of Magellan.
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SANTIAGO, CHILE — Tuesday, February 12, 2011
A lush, irresistible tangle of serpentine streets, steep hills and 15 ascensores — ingenious antique trams. Nearby is the seaside resort of Vina del Mar.
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