STUART, Fla. -- Big Five Tours & Expeditions expand-ed its Best
of South America programs in Argentina, Brazil and Chile to include
luxury Discover packages designed for flexible travel planning.
In Brazil, for instance, Big Five's 11-night Best of Brazil
program is priced at $2,445, land only, and includes three nights
in Rio; four nights in Manaus (with stays at the Tropical Hotel and
the Amazon Village); two nights in Salvador da Bahia, and two
nights at Iguassu Falls.
Modular packages can be added to that tour or combined into
custom itineraries. Choices range from a three-night Rio stay
(starting at $465) or a two-night tour to Ouro Preto ($395) to a
three- or four-night wildlife excursion in the Pantanal ($775 and
Upscale hotels, some meals, transfers and sightseeing are
included in Discover packages; prices are per person, double.
Discover packages in Chile include cruises aboard small ships
sailing in Patagonia as well as three- to seven-night stays at
Hotel Explora properties in the Atacama desert or in Patagonia.
In Argentina, these FIT packages feature such destinations as
Bariloche in the Lake District and the Peninsula Val-dez Wildlife
area, each for two nights, and Ushuaia and Los Glacieres National
Park for five nights.
In addition, Big Five offers a 15-night Patagonia
Explorer-Argentina & Chile land/air program, priced from $6,395
from Miami and including most meals; a highlight is a three-night
stay at the luxury Explora Salto Chico in Chile's Torres del Paine
For additional information, contact Big Five Tours &
Expeditions at (800) 244-3483; fax (561) 287-5990. The Web site is