Group Tours in The Americas
The americas stretch nearly half the circumference of the globe from North to South. Along the way, you will find Immense wealth, despicable poverty and every stage in between. One thing is common though - the warmth and friendliness of the people. We can offer everything from bus tours around the remoter parts of the USA or jungle treks through Amazonia... It's really up to you!
Here are just a selection of the countries in which we operate in the Americas:
Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Caribbean, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico Peru, U.S.A.
About the Americas:
The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere or New World consisting of the continents of North America and South America with their associated islands and regions. The Americas cover 8.3% of the Earth's total surface area (28.4% of its land area) and contain about 14% of the human population. The term the Americas is a relatively recent alternative to the term America, which is ambiguous as it may refer to either this entire landmass or just the United States of America.
The earliest known use of the name America for this particular landmass dates from 1507. It appears on a globe and a large map created by the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller in Saint-Dié-des-Vosges. An accompanying book, Cosmographiae Introductio, explains that the name was derived from the Latinized version of the explorer Amerigo Vespucci's name, Americus Vespucius, in its feminine form, America, as the other continents all have Latin feminine names.
Vespucci's role in the naming issue, like his exploratory activity, is unclear and most probably a tale. Some sources say that he was unaware of the widespread use of his name to refer to the new landmass. Others hold that he promulgated a story that he had made a secret voyage westward and sighted land in 1491, a year before Columbus. If he did indeed make such claims they backfired and only served to prolong the ongoing debate on whether the "Indies" were really a new land, or just an extension of Asia. Christopher Columbus, who had first brought the region's existence to the attention of Renaissance era voyagers, had died in 1506 (believing, to the end, that he'd discovered and colonized part of India) and could not protest Waldseemüller's decision.
Did you know? The exact geographical center of the Americas is located in Siguatepeque, Honduras.