Find some extraordinary presents this year by venturing south to explore the markets of Peru and Guatemala with Gap Adventures.
Chichicastenango is the most famous market in Central America and you can sharpen your haggling skills with a 14-day expedition to this bustling area of Guatemalan bargains. Gap Adventures’ itinerary also includes visits to Antigua, Lanquín, Semuc Champey, Flores, Poptún, Rio Dulce and Lake Atitlán.
Depart on November 21 and you’ll be back in time for Christmas, with prices starting at £609 per person.
Further south in the Andean mountains of Peru, you can find the most warming woollen jumpers on the continent. The native communities of Lake Titicaca live on floating islands made of reeds, and their hand-made jumpers make for a truly unique present. This 15-day trip also includes the Sacred Valley, Cuzco, the Inca Trail, Machu Picchu and the Amazon Rainforest.
Tours starting on December 13, 18 and 20, cost from £1,469 per person.
For more information about these two South American expeditions, visit: www.gapadventures.co.uk