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montevideo

LA BAGUALA ESTANCIA RETREAT & LUNCHEON

MARCH 5, 2020 | MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY

Experience one of the oldest estancias in Uruguay, the legendary La Baguala. This historical estancia invites you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Uruguay. Locals donning traditional late 19th-century costumes welcome you, accompanied by Uruguayan creole guitars and gauchos’ payadas, which are improvised musical dialogues. Explore the farmhouse or take a cart ride around the property. Later savor a delicious barbeque lunch featuring local specialties. Round out the afternoon with a series of dance performances including Afro-Uruguayan, candombe, folk, malambo, milonga and tango, which showcase the rich heritage of the country.

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THE RESERVE AT THE TAJ CAPE TOWN DINNER

APRIL 8, 2020 | CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

Originally the headquarters of the early 20th-century South African Reserve Bank and adjacent Temple Chambers, Taj Cape Town now constitutes a luxurious five-star hotel and remains one of the city’s most iconic buildings. The exquisitely revitalized property is situated in the historic heart of South Africa’s Mother City, where slaves, colonialists, farmers, politicians, scholars, freedom and Nobel laureates shaped the history of South Africa. Join fellow World Cruisers at the Taj Cape Town hotel for an elegant dinner, as local entertainers serenade you with traditional South African music.

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BURMESE MONK DONATION CEREMONY

MAY 1, 2020 | RANGOON, BURMA

Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience by taking part in the local tradition of a donation ceremony in Rangoon, which positively impacts thousands. During each Burma male’s lifetime, he is expected to spend time serving as a monk to learn the ways of Buddhism. In support of their devout dedication, many families and businesses in Burma make donations to monasteries. Our special contribution will be donated to more than 200 robed monks during a ceremony at a monastery, where you will join over 100 nearby villagers that will attend. After the ceremony, enjoy refreshments and performances by traditional dancers and music as celebration of the generosity of the occasion.

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TRADITIONAL CANTONESE OPERA EXPERIENCE

MAY 23, 2020 | HONG KONG, CHINA

An emblem of Chinese culture originating in southern China’s Guangdong Province, Cantonese opera is a traditional Chinese art form encompassing music, singing, martial arts, acrobatics and acting. Many of the plots are based on Chinese history and famous Chinese classics and myths. Before education was widespread in China, Cantonese opera was called upon not only for entertainment, but to teach morals and noble lessons as well. The culture, virtues and philosophies of the Chinese people are reflected in these plays. Witness a wonderful performance of this tradition featuring actors in colorful costumes and elaborate makeup. After enjoying these amazing performances, delight in delectable canapés and refreshments.

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HOT SPRINGS & JAPANESE CULINARY IMMERSION

JUNE 8, 2020 | KYOTO (KOBE), JAPAN

A famed hot spring town in Kobe, Arima Onsen has been a retreat catering to emperors, samurais and great minds alike for over 1,000 years. As you stroll the old hot spring district, you will notice the unique blend of ancient Japanese tradition and Western culture. Experience a few of the nine different hot springs at Arima Onsen Gekkoen, a Japanese-style inn located at the bottom of Mount Ochibayama, where two of the buildings will be reserved exclusively for you. Enjoy an array of cultural and culinary activities, such as a traditional Geisha performance, a matcha tea ceremony, a delicious Kobe beef tasting and a sake tasting. An artful kaiseki-style dinner, once reserved for royalty and nobility, crowns your memorable evening.

Optional Overland Tours

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MYSTERIOUS MACHU PICCHU

FEBRUARY 11-14, 2020

Perched 7,900 feet above sea level in the Andes Mountains, Machu Picchu is the most famous icon and prized archaeological jewel of the Inca world. Constructed as a royal retreat for the Inca emperor Pachacuti in the 1400s, Machu Picchu was abandoned less than 100 years later. Enjoy the opportunity to marvel at the beauty of this fascinating citadel first-hand, delve into its history and cultural significance and explore other sacred and mysterious landmarks of the Inca Empire, all precisely constructed without using mortar.

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THUNDERING IGUAZÚ FALLS

MARCH 1-4, 2020

Discovered in 1541 by Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Iguazú Falls are considered the most extraordinary geological display in South America. Iguazú means “great waters,” an apt description of this spectacular crescent of falls that spans more than two miles. Straddling the border between Argentina and Brazil, the falls are fed by the great Iguazú River. The waters travel 750 miles to the falls, where 250 magnificent cascades plunge more than 260 feet into the forest below. Behold the wonder and spectacle of rainbows that graces the mist as an awe-inspiring crescendo.

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AFRICAN ADVENTURE SAFARIS

APRIL 9-13, 2020

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On unforgettable safari land tours lasting up to 3 nights, enjoy up-close views of Africa’s majestic animals on thrilling game drives into the bush. Luxury lodges offer complete comfort and relaxation in between your adventures. Accompanied by highly trained game rangers, you may catch sight of zebras grazing in the grassland, massive hippos wallowing in the mud flats, herds of antelopes gracefully bounding across the fields, or even one of the iconic Big Five in their natural habitat.

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TEMPLES OF BAGAN

MAY 2-3, 2020

Bagan was one of the first capitals of an ancient Burmese empire and, today, is one of the world’s major heritage sites. Fly to ancient Bagan to behold more than 2,500 temples, stupas and monasteries for views quite unlike anywhere else on earth. Most of these monuments were constructed between the 11th and 13th centuries, when the Kingdom of Pagan was at the height of its power. The most spectacular time to explore the temples is at dawn or dusk, when the sun’s rays cast dramatic light and shadows across the plain.

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INSIDE ANGKOR WAT

MAY 14-16, 2020

Built in the Khmer style of architecture between the 8th and 13th centuries, the spectacular temples of Angkor are spread throughout the jungles around Cambodia’s Siem Reap. It wasn’t until the early 20th century that scholars began to unravel some of Angkor’s mysteries. Today this amazing place, still being studied and excavated, stands as the world’s largest religious monument. Among several others, explore the most famous temple, the enormous pyramid-shaped Angkor Wat, which bears numerous beautifully executed bas-relief carvings.

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RISING DRAGON: HANOI

MAY 20-21, 2020

Hanoi, Vietnam’s elegant capital, lies on the banks of the Red River and offers a wealth of historical and spiritual sights to explore. Originally named Rising Dragon upon its founding in 1010, modern-day Hanoi is a city of contrasts with European-looking gardens, compact neighborhoods of narrow "tubehouses" and French-inspired architecture – which give the city its charm and spirit. Enjoy ample time to discover Hanoi, and immerse yourself in its political, cultural and historical importance.

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ANCIENT CAPITALS OF CHINA

MAY 29-31, 2020

Explore the breathtaking grandeur of Northern China on this tour that bridges the great capitals of Beijing and Xian, once a major crossroad of the Asian trade route. In the outskirts of Xian, discover the famed Terracotta Warrior Museum, home to thousands of clay soldiers, along with detailed horses, archers and real weapons. While in Beijing, walk along the best-preserved section of the Great Wall at Badaling, stroll through historic Tiananmen Square and visit the magnificent Forbidden City, a UNESCO World Heritage site now accessible to all.

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