International Seminar Design, Inc. (ISDI) was one of the very first cultural tour operators to work in Mexico, and our 30+ years of experience there makes us unrivaled experts at building custom-designed group travel programs there. Celebrate with local families during Mexico’s Day of the Dead when the spirits of loved ones return to greet the living in a feast of music, food, and crafts. Take in grandiose museums, vibrant murals, stunning private homes and gardens, and elegant restaurants in ever-more-sophisticated Mexico City. Amble through incredibly lush jungle clearings to gawk at recently excavated temples and palaces at newly discovered Maya ruins in the Yucatan.
But we also work extensively in South America and Central America. Explore the spectacular archaeological site of Peru’s Machu Picchu, royal dwelling of the Incas, beneath mesmerizing moonlight. Examine the incredible holdings of Argentinean art collectors in exclusive visits to magnificent private homes. Meet with up-and-coming contemporary artists in studios across Mexico. Dance the Argentinean tango to a vibrant Latin beat in a vivacious Buenos Aires nightclub. Go behind the scenes in Rio to meet with the float designers who bring Carnaval to life and see their top-secret creations. Meander through sumptuous tropical gardens, the realization of the extravagant dreams of Rio’s modernist landscape architects. Join expert naturalist guides to experience the pulsating power of South America’s Iguaçu Falls—taller than Niagara and twice as wide. Mingle with indigenous locals hopping between Guatemala's charming colonial villages and remarkable archaeological treasures.