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July 22, 2015

South America in 2016

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Contact: Melanie Gravdal



LITTLETON, Colorado – July 22, 2015 – Chorizo-stuffed empanadas, fried sweet bananas plus a menu of sultry cities, exotic jungles, sandy beaches and mysterious mountains … South and Central America satisfy the foodie, adventurer, the naturalist and the historian. No wonder South America is the Globus family of brands’ fastest growing destination! In fact, this month, the Globus family announced that in 2016, it is providing travelers nearly 50 adventures in more than a dozen South American countries, including five (5) NEW vacations.

NEW South American itineraries for 2016 include:

Costa Rica Explorer – The Doka Plantation will show travelers how the red coffee cherry transforms into the perfect cup of joe. Then they’ll see how the volcanoes, hot springs and hanging bridges from San Jose to Manuel Antonio transform travelers. This Globus vacation is 7 days from $1,619.

Ecuador: From the Andes to the Amazon – From the volcanoes to the thermal pools to the discotecas, travelers will feel the heat of Ecuador’s mountains, jungles and cities. They can also cool off with a traditional toquilla hat, a dugout canoe ride, or a pineapple chicha on the rocks. This Cosmos tour is 10 days from $1,749.

Ecuador Discovery – Travelers will not only have the chance to straddle the equatorial line on this journey through Ecuador, they’ll balance the colonial cities of Quito and Cuenca with the ruins and volcanoes of the mountainous countryside. This Monograms package is 9 days from $2,849.

Magical Colombia – A visit to Bogota’s cathedral built 600 feet underground in a salt mine is just the beginning of a vacation full of flavor. Visits to the Coffee Triangle and the colorful streets of Pereira and Cartagena are additional treats for the senses. This Monograms vacation is 8 days from $1,299.

Cruising the GalápagosFrom lava lizards to swimming with the sea lions, there are so many colorful creatures and experiences to write home about. Monograms is offering travelers 7-day and 9-day options to cruise the Galápagos (7 day packages priced from $3,029; 9 days priced from $4,769).

Other popular Globus “Take A Break” vacations in South America include 8-day Peru Splendors and 9-day Natural Wonders of Costa Rica. The tour company’s most sought-after Panorama vacation is 9-day South American Escape.

“Boasting some of the world’s best cuisine, intriguing history and exploration, South America is extremely in-demand,” said Scott Nisbet, president and CEO of the Globus family of brands. “To ensure our travelers experience all this amazing continent has to offer in the style that best suits them, we offer four types of vacations to South America: Premium tours featuring Local Favorites with Globus, budget-friendly touring itineraries thanks to Cosmos, independent vacation packages byway of Monograms and luxury cruises through the Galápagos and on the Amazon via Avalon Waterways.”

EARLY BOOKING INCENTIVES: Those booking a 2016 Globus South America vacation early can SAVE up to $1,032 per couple and receive a $200 per person air credit. For details, click here.

For more information about the Globus family’s complete 2016 offerings to South America, visit, , or  And, “like” us on Facebook for exclusive offers throughout the year.

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Littleton, Colorado-based Group Voyagers, Inc. is the privately held company that markets and sells the Globus family of brands within the United States. Globus, Cosmos, Monograms and Avalon Waterways offer travelers unparalleled tour, independent travel package, river- and small-ship cruise options. Considered the world’s largest tour operator, with more than 85 years of international travel experience, the Globus family of brands is dedicated to enriching the lives of travelers by turning foreign destinations into familiar harbors, where the expense of travel is forgotten and replaced by personal value. The Globus family of brands is a member of Sustainable Travel International (STI). Consumers can book a Globus family of brands vacation or request brochures by visiting a preferred travel agent or by calling the following toll free number: 1.866.313.2855. For more information, please visit   Travel agents can request brochures by calling toll free 1.800.221.0090 or visiting