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SOUTH AMERICA

with Mexico, Costa Rica & Panama

Experience the real South America with our exclusive Insider Experiences 19 unique itineraries and a choice of holiday styles All the details taken care of: All flights, private door to door transfers, sightseeing, hotels, transportation and dining

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See South America with the Insiders

Travelling is one of life’s greatest experiences. For every new horizon we cross, we broaden our own. For every intriguing character we meet, we become more interesting ourselves. Our passion for sharing these experiences with our guests, over the past 68 years, has seen us craft unique itineraries that give you more than a ‘holiday’. We always deliver expertly sourced accommodation, luxury coaches and must-see sights, so every day of your trip is hassle-free. But we also take you deeper into your destination, giving a richer experience – from the secrets revealed by our Travel Directors to the exclusive Insider moments we share on every trip. It’s these promises which make us the world’s most awarded guided travel company.

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“Travel is in our DNA. It’s our passion to help our guests travel beyond the expected.” Gavin Tollman, Trafalgar CEO

ARIZONA

Phoenix

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

PANAMA

Casas Grandes San Carlos Copper Canyon Alamos El Fuerte Queretaro MEXICO Merida Morelia Cancun Mexico City Uxmal Playa Del Carmen Taxco Puebla Chichen Itza Ixtapa Campeche

(NOT TO SCALE)

Gamboa Panama Boquete Playa City Bonita

Cartagena

COSTA RICA

Arenal

Guanacaste Monteverde Cloud Forest

Manual Antonio N.P.

Galapagos Islands

Sarapiqui Tortuguero N.P. San Jose

PANAMA

ECUADOR Quito Guayaquil Cuenca

COLOMBIA Otavalo Coca

Manaus

Riobamba Amazon Basin

PERU

Machu Picchu Sacred Valley Puerto Maldonado Paracas Cusco Ica Puno

BRAZIL

Lima

COSTA RICA

(NOT TO SCALE)

BOLIVIA Rio de Janeiro

PARAGUAY Easter Island

KEY: = Overnight Stays = Places Visited

Iguassu Falls

CHILE

URUGUAY

Santiago

Buenos Aires

ARGENTINA Bariloche

Puerto Varas Puerto Montt

Your Trafalgar Guide Our brochure is full of information to make sure you find the perfect holiday for you. What’s always included • Return scheduled flights* • UK door to door VIP transfers* • The industry’s best-trained Travel Directors • All internal flights and travel taxes in South America • Private English-speaking Meet & Greet service at airports • Must-see sightseeing • Unique Insider Experiences

Torres del Paine N.P. Puerto Natales Punta Arenas

Montevideo Colonia del Sacramento

El Calafate

Ushuaia

Our Insider Experiences Be My Guest – hear stories from local families as you dine on home-cooked dishes with them Local Experts – feel a local’s passion for their home city as they share it with you Unique Insights – get a rare insight or behind-the-scenes visit into well-known places Hidden Treasures – encounter secret spots, found (and shared) by your Travel Director Local Specialities – meet local artisans or sample regional produce Authentic Accommodation – stay in places which embrace the region’s traditions or styles

• E  xpertly sourced accommodation – always with private facilities • Breakfast every day • S  elected lunches and up to half your evening meals – including tips • All your coach travel – and trains where relevant

Discover our Insider Experiences - look for the A symbol on every itinerary page

• A  ll your hotel tips, charges and local taxes – including porter service • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing *terms and conditions apply

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Taking you deep inside South America Authentic Accommodation Staying at Hacienda Uxmal, one of the peninsula’s oldest haciendas, you discover its origins and the fascinating characters who’ve stayed in this Mexican retreat – from 1840s Yucatan explorer John L Stephenson, to Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Grace of Monaco, Henry Kissinger and Jackie O. See trips featuring Hacienda Uxmal on page 22.

Be My Guest Dining together in the flickering light of torches and candles, don

Unique Insights

Alberto and doña Ana Quintana

Moving to samba beats with

serve you Costa Rican recipes on

dancers from Rio’s world-famous

their private hacienda’s terrace as

Carnival, the colour, spectacular

they share anecdotes of how their

costumes and rhythms fill the air

eco-adventure idea in Sarapiquí,

at União da Ilha, the Brazilian

intended to keep them busy in

samba school we join on

retirement, grew to become a

Governor’s Island. One of the

community venture. See trips

school’s team shows us around

featuring don Alberto and doña

and shares insights into the

Ana on page 31.

school, their floats and the Carnival. See trips featuring the samba school on page 50.

Local Specialities Watching the magical transformation of Ecuador’s famous sugar into traditional candy

Local Experts Sailing across Lake Titicaca, our Peruvian friend tells stories of the native Uros who live on its floating reed islands. Introducing you to these pre-Incan islanders, who welcome you ashore, he reveals how they made and maintain their settlement and

‘colaciones’. At their shop in Quito, the family’s third generation continue to woo children and adults alike with their colourful confections. See trips featuring colaciones candy making on page 38.

follow traditions passed down by their ancestors. See trips featuring the Uros of Lake Titicaca on page 43.

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Look out for more A Insider Experiences on our trip itinerary pages

Images, clockwise from top left: Costa Rican cuisine; Hacienda Uxmal; Brazilian samba; buying sugar cane, Ecuador; Lake Titicaca, Peru; Background: Chichén Itzá, Mexico, Machu Picchu; Peru

South America is covered and uncovered on our 19 itineraries, with 11 countries and a choice of holiday styles to explore in our brochure. Enjoy your journey. See South America with the insiders

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Your Trafalgar guide

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Taking you deep inside South America

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How do you like to travel

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Travel beyond the expected

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Our people. Our passion

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Seeing the sights differently

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Flavours of South America

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The right place to stay

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Your journey made easy

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Mexico

Peruvian Amazon / Brazilian Amazon / Easter Island

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Travel Information Our Hotel Promise/ Things to Know/ Express Check-In/Group Holidays Pre/Post Nights/Transfers VIP Door to Door & Booking Conditions

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See our deals – with six ways to save

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Treasures of the Yucatan (with optional Riviera Maya extension)

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Galapagos Island Cruise - Yacht Isabella II 68 Patagonia & Cape Horn Cruise mv Via Australis NEW / 69 Uruguay NEW

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Discover your piece of South America

Pre & Post Extensions

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Mexico’s Copper Canyon 10 24 - 25 (with 7 day optional Tucson-Tucson)

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Mexico Colonial Cities & Coastal Resorts NEW 10 26 - 27

Costa Rica & Panama

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Panama, the Canal & Beyond (with optional Colombia extension)

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Natural Wonders of Costa Rica NEW

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Costa Rica Eco Adventure (with optional Guanacaste extension)

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Monkeys, Jungles & Volcanoes

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South America

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Spirit of Argentina NEW

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Colourful Trails of Ecuador (with optional Ecuadorian Amazon extension) Highlights of Peru

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In the Footsteps of the Incas

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Conquistadors, Sacred Valleys & Inca Mysteries

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Land of the Incas

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Impressions of South America

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Best of South America

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Patagonian Grand Adventure

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South America Revealed

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Cultures & Contrasts of South America

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Icons of South America

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Trafalgar, as part of The Travel Corporation, is proud to be using 100% recycled paper for the body of our brochures. Some of the positive impacts of this include saving more than 48,000 * trees per year and reducing landfill waste that produces harmful greenhouse gases. In addition, the paper used is rated “Excellent” by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) environmental benchmarking tool. We are proud to commit to using one of the most environmentally friendly coated recycled papers on Planet Earth. *Calculations based on data from the Environmental Paper Network.

At Leisure

Family Experiences

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How do you like to travel?

We’ve designed our collection to help you see South America your way. Lively or relaxed? One country or more? We’ve listened to guests and infused every trip with our 68 years’ experience. Our holidays come with carefully planned sightseeing, dining and hotels, for a uniquely rich experience unlike any other. With just the right blend of iconic sightseeing, shared experiences, free time and unbeatable extras, it’s our Insider expertise that reveals the true spirit

DEEP INSIDE with Regionals Taking you deep inside a destination, these in-depth trips help you absorb the spirit and soul of a country or multi-country region like Patagonia, with our Insider Experiences taking you to explore, chat or even dine with locals. Getting behind-the-scenes of this mysterious country, our Colourful Trails of Ecuador holiday (p38) features moments like tasting spiced ‘canelzo’ rum and sweet ‘colaciones’ candy.

COVERING GROUND with Discoveries An instant introduction to South America’s diversity, we created this collection so you can experience more of the continent in one holiday. Faster paced, they still take you beyond the expected, introducing you to local people and moments. An all-over adventure, we take in the sights of Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile on our Icons of South America itinerary (p63). But moments like dancing samba in Rio also take you deeper.

of your destination, giving you the perfect holiday.

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Images, top left to right: Iguassu Falls, Brazil; San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; Los Glaciares National Park, Argentina; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro; Lake Titicaca, Peru; San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; Buenos Aires, Argentina

TAKING IT SLOW with At Leisure

SHARING TIME with Family Experiences

Slower paced, these holidays give you

Mixing education and entertainment

longer stays and later starts – so you

for everyone from children to

have more free time and rarely have

grandparents, these trips reveal the

to leave the hotel before 9am unless

best of Latin America. Activities and

we have an early flight. Of course,

dining are hand-picked for families, but

your Travel Director still shares Insider

it’s the experiences that make them

knowledge and experiences.

truly unforgettable.

A leisurely trip into Brazil, Chile and

Families meet the turtles of Tortuguero

Argentina, our Best of South America

National Park and fly through the forest

trip (p52) mixes pure relaxation with

on a zip line on our Monkeys, Jungles &

upbeat moments like mixing cocktails

Volcanoes itinerary (p34), in Costa Rica.

Look out for these trip styles when choosing your holiday on page 5

in Rio.

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Discover your piece of South America

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Intriguing and exotic, South America is a continent of contrasts. From the famous buzz of Brazil to the lesser-known mystery of Patagonia, each new destination brings its own personality. Understanding the nuances of each place, we take you deep into the differences, helping you make the most of every moment.

Peru

Ecuador

Multi-country trips

Exploring enigmatic Machu Picchu

From the heights of Ecuador’s highlands,

Sometimes seeing one destination just

is a highlight on all our Peruvian

volcanoes and Andes to the low-lying

isn’t enough. Our multi-country Latin

adventures. But we also travel deeper,

Galapagos Islands, this is a place of exotic

American trips are designed to take

flying over the mysterious Nazca Lines,

extremes. But the hospitality of the locals

you on a seamless voyage across the

tasting authentic dishes and meeting

we meet, like the Panama hat milliners,

continent – bringing together several

locals like the Andean weavers of the

rose-growing Jarrin family and ‘colaciones’

countries in a single holiday. And we

Sacred Valley.

candy makers, unite this nation.

also feature extensions to places like

See our 4 Peru trips – page 40

See our Ecuador trip – page 38

Uruguay and Colombia.

Brazil

Costa Rica and Panama

Each itinerary is meticulously crafted

Landmarks like Sugarloaf Mountain and

The tiny strip of Central America is

Christ the Redeemer meet landscapes

surprisingly diverse – with the

like Copacabana Beach, the Amazon

fast-growing metropolis of Panama

and Iguassu Falls in this intoxicating

City and remarkable Panama Canal

country. We get beyond the postcard

set against Costa Rica’s untouched

favourites into Brazil’s spirit as it warms

white beaches and cloud forests: you’ll

up for the 2016 Olympics, learning to mix

experience its sustainability at the turtle

caipirinha cocktails.

sanctuary in Tortuguero National Park.

See our Brazil stays on our

See our 4 Costa Rica and Panama

multi-country trips – page 49

trips – page 28

Chile and Argentina

Mexico

A less-explored gem, Patagonia unites

Colonial cities. Mayan ruins. Cashmere

Chile and Argentina for a completely

sands. The Copper Canyon. Mexico’s

unique travel experience. One minute

sights are mesmerising – especially

you could be seeing fjords and

when our Local Experts take us under

mountains; another Iguassu Falls’

the surface, like in Teotihuacan, where

drama; and another true Argentine

our ‘Aztec’ archaeologist friend reveals

tango by Buenos Aires dancer Gaspar.

stories behind the Templo Mayor ruins

See our Chile and Argentina trip –

he helped uncover.

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See our 3 Mexico trips – page 22

to balance the different identities of the places you visit, so you can experience the diversity of Latin America. See our 6 multi-country trips – page 49

Images, clockwise from top left: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico; Arenal, Costa Rica; Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro; Making traditional textiles, Ecuador; Chichen Itza, Mexico; Tango in La Boca area of Buenos Aires; Tree frog, Costa Rica

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Travel beyond the expected

The perfect holiday isn’t just about the big inclusions. It’s about unexpected extras and unbeatable value. We make every one of our guided holidays an unforgettable experience. Here’s how: Unsurpassed expertise

Incredible value

Balanced and effortless

Skillfully planned, our itineraries are

We use our reputation, contacts and

With us, each itinerary has the perfect

designed to perfectly complement

contracting power to guarantee you

balance of organised activities and free

every destination. Our dedicated

unbeatable value. Unlike many other

time. We include VIP entry at selected

team’s expertise and local contacts

operators, we include internal flights -

sights (so you can beat the queues),

means they select the right hotels,

saving you time, money and hassle.

and take care of check-in, luggage

experiences and travel to reveal each

We also secure special rates at four

and gratuities. Our multi-lingual Travel

location in unique and authentic ways.

and five star accommodation on our

Directors share language and culture

And our Travel Directors and Local

trips, and rustic lodges on extensions

tips, making communication easy. And

Experts use their in-depth knowledge

to remote spots. And include exclusive

we handle the driving and navigation.

and experience to share little known

Insider Experiences and little surprises,

All of which gives you the ultimate

stories, bringing every destination into

to enrich your holiday experience.

hassle-free holiday.

focus as only true Insiders can.

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Images, clockwise from top left: Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro; Teotihuacan, Mexico; Drinks vendor on beach, Rio de Janeiro; Cusco, Peru; Popocatepetl, Mexico; Lapa, Rio de Janeiro; Traditional corn varieties

Writer and solo traveller, Lesleyanne Ryan, has travelled on 8 Trafalgar trips, including Land of the Incas and Patagonian Grand Adventure. She gives us her take on expecting the unexpected:

Nothing can replace the experiences I’ve had with Trafalgar – some of them still give me shivers. In Patagonia, it was sharing a meal with a local family at

to help you do the things you want to do. It only takes a day to get to know the group – you just become like a big family.

their ranch – I found their stories about

Everyone loves the fact that the

gaucho life fascinating.

practicalities, like gratuities and

Travelling independently, I’ve missed things simply because I didn’t know they were there. Other times, I found it hard to even get in to see them. With Trafalgar you often bypass the queues,

transportation, are all organised – it takes all the stress out of it, so you can just relax and go with the flow. Nothing can be 100% all of the time, but Trafalgar comes pretty darn close.

saving you time to actually see the sights. There’s free time to explore, and the Travel Directors go out of their way

Beyond the expected On a Trafalgar holiday, we take you deeper. You see the iconic sights, but you also discover the secret stories behind them. We take you to meet our local friends, real characters who

Lesleyanne, Trafalgar guest

share the stories of their towns, lives and families with you over delicious home-made cuisine. And we introduce you to charismatic historians, geologists and naturalists – experts in their field – who reveal the real culture behind each destination.

Award-winning quality Widely recognised as the guided holiday company with the most global awards in the industry, we set the bar for quality. From our strict customer service standards to our innovative Travel Director training programme, this commitment to delivering exceptional guest satisfaction is at the heart of everything we do. So when you travel with us, you know you’ll have an incredible holiday.

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Our people. Our passion.

Knowledge. Experience. Expertise A diverse group of people, our Travel

They explore the icons with you, then

Directors share a love of travel and

seek out A Hidden Treasures that add

their home nation. Our bespoke Travel

an extra richness to your holiday, often

Director training programme helps them

becoming the memories you share when

become true Insiders, giving them the

you return home. Like discovering stories

tools to share their knowledge and

of local life and Carmen Miranda in the

reveal every destination in unique and

hidden streets of downtown Rio.

authentic ways.

They work hand-in-hand with our skilled

It inspires them to open up their country

and friendly Drivers, capable chauffeurs

to you – whether it’s introducing you

with years of experience at the wheel.

to local people and traditions, like

And with the Local Experts they

discovering the secrets of gourmet

introduce you to along the way; people

chocolatiers, George and Julio, at their

who live in the places you’re visiting,

organic chocolate workshop, or just

giving you an even deeper and more

recommending the best place to find the

personal perspective.

most delicious empanada.

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Images, clockwise from top left: Visitor centre Teotihuacan Museum, Mexico; Travel Director with guests in a local market; Rodrigo Winterstein with guests in Patagonia; Nahuel Huapi Lake, Argentina; Travel Director with traditional produce.

A love of people and shared experiences inspires Trafalgar Travel Director and Rio native, Rodrigo Winterstein, to share his Insider knowledge with our guests: Getting to know our guests and finding new ways to help them discover real Brazilian culture is something I love. One of my favourite things to do is to take them to explore the sights and sounds of downtown Rio. Home to some stunning colonial architecture and the house of Carmen Miranda, it’s a real community area. There are always people chatting

in the streets, the delicious smell of feijoada and the sound of our local Samba music in the air. It’s these kinds of authentic experiences that I love sharing, and that make our guests’ holidays special. Helping them settle in, relax, and experience each new place like an Insider is something I look forward to every day.

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Seeing the sights differently

When you’re visiting a new place, there’s nothing like having a friend there to welcome you. Someone to take you to the sights – but also take you deeper to reveal the secrets. Must-see sights There are places which make it into guidebooks, like Iguassu Falls, Panama Canal and Machu Picchu. These landmarks are always part of our trips – you can even add wonders like Cartagena, the Amazon and Easter Island. Travelling with us, you’re free to explore at your own pace. We even have audio headsets, so you can pause to take photos without missing your Travel Director’s insights. But we also take you beyond the expected, introducing you to locals and sharing our deep insider knowledge.

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Images, clockwise from top left: The Amazon Basin, Brazil; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Iguassu Falls, Brazil; Arenal, Costa Rica; Plaza de Armas, Cusco; On deck in Patagonia; Marvin Rockwell at home in Monteverde.

Unique Insights Our A Unique Insights were inspired by our love of uncovering things not found in guidebooks. Sometimes these moments give a different viewpoint of famous sights: we go beyond the iconic scenes of Machu Picchu by also visiting La Casa Concha Museum, in Cusco, to see artefacts found at the site in 1912. And sometimes they show a twist on local life: we discover Panama hats are actually made in Ecuador, as one of our local friends welcomes us into a hat factory after hours.

Local Experts Our travels across South America have unearthed unforgettable characters: each A Local Expert adds a diverse spin to ‘seeing the sights’. Like 92 year old Quaker Marvin Rockwell, who shares his simple life in Costa Rica’s Monteverde with us. And our Argentine friend who takes you into Los Glaciares National Park, where you could see a glacier ‘calve’ icebergs. With anecdotes and quirky facts, they’re the ultimate Insiders in their hometown.

Customise your trip Everyone likes a little time for themselves, so our itineraries always include free time to explore alone.

Local Specialities

If you’re in need of inspiration, your

Meeting artisans who create

Travel Director can give ideas – or

A Local Specialities by following

you can join one of our Optional

age-old traditions – or starting new

Experiences, created to help you

ones – gives a fresh perspective on

personalise your trip, whether it’s riding

a country’s culture, like the Andean

bikes in Lima or a schooner cruise past

flute makers in Ecuador, the potters of

Rio de Janeiro’s beaches.

Mexico’s Mata Ortiz ceramics, or the oyster farmers who cultivate pearls in the Sea of Cortez.

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Zesty ceviche in Peru, succulent beef in Argentina, intoxicating caipirinha in Brazil. Fiery and diverse, the flavours of South America reflect its history, from its Incan forefathers to its Spanish settlers. The dishes may be different, but there’s one philosophy which unites South America – food is best enjoyed with friends, old and new. It’s this philosophy which sheds new light on dishes you may think you already know – and inspires our dining experiences, from relaxed Welcome Receptions to Farewell Dinners, the perfect forums for getting to know each other or reliving memories.‌

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Flavours of South America

Dining with locals We’ve formed many friendships as we’ve explored South America seeking out unique venues and their hosts. Our A Be My Guest experiences aren’t just about food. Invited into homes of people we’ve met, they’re also about hearing stories of local life in intimate settings, from haciendas to ranches. At Rubi Silva’s 17th century colonial mansion, you taste Mexican dishes influenced by her mother, aunts and grandmother, who taught her to cook, like Sopa de Corunda soup, and hear how she helped Morelia’s cuisine gain UNESCO recognition.

We join chef Sebastian at a market in Serquillo, Lima, where he shares his passion for Peruvian produce, before you head to the restaurant he and a friend set up in Barranco’s MAC museum for a tasting lunch of recipes like Ají de Gallina with him. It’s an al fresco experience in the Andean foothills, where a local family invite us to their estancia, or ranch, for an Argentine barbecue of lamb, pork and other favourites – as you look out for condors and pink flamingos on the Patagonian Steppe.

Our secret recipe We carefully plan meals to match the day. If we’re on a road trip and won’t return till late, we include a meal at the hotel. If we’re staying central, you’re free to find your own favourites – or try your Travel Director’s recommendations. And, if we’re staying near a restaurant we know and love, serving typical dishes, we’ll take you there for a Regional Meal. Of course breakfast is always included, along with up to half your evening meals. And we always plan in time for lunch in just the right spot for your journey.

Images, clockwise from top left: Rubi Silva, Be My Guest chef, Morelia; Fruit seller in Cartagena, Colombia; Be My Guest in Morelia; Mexico City restaurant; Argentinian barbecue; Wine merchant in Santiago; La Poesia café, Buenos Aires

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The right place to stay

Star ratings Whether you’re staying in five star luxury, authentic accommodation or a rustic lodge on one of our extensions, comfort goes without saying.

We seek out the right hotel to create the right experience; using expertise built up over 68 years to craft the perfect blend of charm, location and quality for you.

Location, location, location For others it’s all about being in the ‘right place’. We always pick hotels to complement your stay, so you get the most from your destination. That could mean staying central in a city. It could mean getting back to nature by a lagoon. Or it could be a local favourite.

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Images, left to right: Hotel Virrey de Mendoza, Morelia; Gamboa Rainforest Resort, Panama; Windsor Atlantica, Rio de Janeiro; Palacio del Inka, Cusco; Windsor Atlantica, Rio de Janeiro; Hotel Virrey de Mendoza, Morelia

Authentic Accommodation Our local connections have introduced us to some unusual and memorable A Authentic

Accommodation, which we couldn’t resist sharing with you. Unique places to stay, each reflects the area you’re in.

Well-known names and hidden gems

Rest Assured

Of course, we know one size doesn’t

holidays, there are some things you

fit all. The ‘right’ hotel doesn’t always

can be sure of.

meet set criteria – after all, you can’t measure charm. So, while we often stay with internationally renowned names like Hilton, InterContinental and Sheraton, we also hand-pick independent hotels with an inimitable flavour.

While we tailor our hotels to match our

There’s the grand elegance of Mexico’s Hotel Virrey de Mendoza, with its antique furniture, near Morelia Cathedral and opposite Plaza de Armas. And there’s the

You’ll get the same impeccable service

luxury and history which merge at

and quality, whether staying in a

Palacio del Inka, Cusco, with lavish

cutting-edge modern hotel or authentic

features set against Peruvian art

accommodation – our Quality Control

in a storied mansion that’s almost

team check them all.

500 years old.

And we take care of checking you in, carrying your luggage and paying any gratuities, saving you time and energy. And at most hotels we give you complimentary WiFi.

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It’s not just about getting from A to B, but the experiences you have on your journey. Your Travel Director shares anecdotes and insights into places you see, you create friendships with fellow travellers and your experienced Driver takes roads less travelled.

Your journey made easy

Travelling in comfort Our coaches let you relax and see more of South America as you travel. It’s not possible in all countries, but we feature reclining seats, panoramic windows, an on-board restroom, WiFi and air-conditioning whenever we can.

Other ways to travel As there are some parts of South America you can’t reach by road, we feature rail journeys like the Train in the Sky into Mexico’s Copper Canyon and cruise connections or extensions to places like the Galapagos Islands.

Making flights easy We always have someone there to help you at the airport – from our private English-speaking Meet & Greet team to your Travel Director, who can help with immigration paperwork.

Greener travel We’re always working hard to become more carbon efficient. 2013 figures* confirm our coaches emit less carbon per guest than cars or trains. And we update our fleet at least every five years to stay on top of innovations in carbon-efficient travel. *Source DEFRA (UK Dept for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs)

Coaches vary by country – images are examples only

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Small details can make a big difference to your holiday. So we can arrange little extras.

Scheduled flights included

Caring for places we visit

Our holidays include flights with leading

Caring for our world is more than being

and trusted airlines. And if you’d like to upgrade your seat, we’re happy to help

Staying longer If you want to stay a little longer, we

(these are subject to availability and there may be supplements).

source special deals through trusted

To make your trip more relaxing, we offer a

and quality checked hotel partners.

choice of UK airports to fly from wherever

Just ask your Travel Agent to book

possible. When arranging flights, we’ll

them for you. See page 71

recommend the best options as your nearest airport may not have direct flights

Travelling further Our collection is carefully planned so you can combine your guided holiday, travelling deep into a country, with cruises or extensions, like a Patagonia and Cape Horn cruise, Amazon adventure or Uruguay break. Look for cruise connections and extensions in this brochure

and may be subject to extra costs.

responsible with carbon emissions; it’s about connecting with the communities we visit. Our holidays support locals and their traditions and livelihoods, from meeting artisans at workshops to staying at authentic hotels and dining on local produce at farms. We also work with our parent company, The Travel Corporation, and their TreadRight foundation, which has donated more than US$2 million since 2008 to eco-projects. Find out more at www.treadright.org

Exclusive: private door to door transfers Our complimentary and exclusive

Internal flights and transfers We include all your internal flights and airport transfers for your arrival and departure at set times and have negotiated competitive rates for transfers if you’re staying longer and booked your hotel through us. See page 71

door to door airport transfers* let you start and end your holiday in complete comfort and style.

Stay in touch

Dedicated to you, your personal

Keep in touch on our social media

driver will arrive at your home

channels. We’re on hand to answer

to whisk you off in a private executive car – taking you directly to the airport. Of course, they look after your luggage for you too. And, at the end of your trip, you’ll be greeted by your driver at the airport for an uninterrupted return journey home in your private car. *terms and conditions apply, see page 72

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Treasures of the Yucatan Mexico’s Mayan history and colonial cities are uncovered on this trip to its most famous and important Yucatán sites, like Chichén Itzá, Ek’ Balam, Uxmal, Valladolid, Mérida and Campeche. It’s Insider moments like… making tortillas and other dishes with Don Miguel at Chaya Maya Mansion. Native to Mérida, he became a leading chef but keeps the traditions, ingredients and Yucatán recipes he learned in his family kitchen alive. After a local Mayita cocktail and a cooking lesson, you’ll taste your creations. It’s also learning how locals turn their ‘green gold’, henequen, into twine. And it’s immersing yourself in history staying at Hacienda Uxmal, which has also hosted Jackie O, Henry Kissinger and Queen Elizabeth II. Next, visit the colonial jewel of Izamal with its yellow buildings glowing in the tropical sun. Visit the Franciscan Monastery before ending your day in “The White City” of Merida, one of Mexico’s loveliest colonial cities. (FB  L) Hotel: InterContinental Presidente Merida Day 3 | Celestun Excursion Visit Celestun UNESCO Biosphere Reserve where you’ll travel by small boats through the lagoons and canals into protected wetlands to spot the local colony of pink flamingos. Relax during lunch under the palm-thatched roof of a local beach restaurant and enjoy some free time. This evening, gather for a A Be My Guest experience hosted by Chef Don Miguel in the Chaya Maya Mansion kitchen. Upon arrival, you are greeted and served a welcome cocktail symbolic of the region, the “Mayita” or Margarita de Chaya. Learn about the dishes that you’ll be making and sampling today, including the traditional processes with a modern twist used in their preparation. (FB L BG) Day 4 | Merida | Campeche

Chichen Itza

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Cancun Bienvenidos a Mexico! Your journey begins with a warm greeting at the airport from a local host and a private transfer to the hotel. Gather at the hotel at 7 p.m. to meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a  Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: InterContinental Presidente Cancun

Pink flamingos, Celestun

It's iconic places City tour of Merida. Orientation tour of Valladolid. Visit Ek Balam, the colonial jewel of Izamal, Campeche, Cancun and the Mayan Ruins of Uxmal and Chichen Itza. Cruise the lagoons and canals of Celestun. 

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Day 2 | Cancun | Ek Balam | Valladolid | Izamal | Merida (2 Nights) Begin your exploration of the Yucatan with a visit to the great Maya acropolis at Ek Balam. The ruins here provide a window into the Mayan soul, with elaborate statues and grand architecture surrounded by exhuberant vegetation. Then it’s on to Valladolid, the Yucatan’s first capital, for lunch at a local restaurant and a stroll around its convivial central square.

Immerse yourself in the history and passion of colonial Mexico in Merida today. View the Paseo de Montejo lined with beautiful Spanish mansions. Visit the Merida Museum. See the glories of the city as you venture around the Central Plaza, the ornate Casa Montejo, the massive Cathedral and the Palacio del Gobierno with its remarkable collection of murals. Continue on to Campeche. Stroll from the magnificent Puerta de Tierra—the main entrance to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Campeche’s fortified old city—to the Puerta del Mar, which opens up to the Gulf of Mexico. The evening is yours to enjoy one of the many local restaurants on your own. (FB) Hotel: Plaza Campeche Day 5 | Campeche | Edzna | Uxmal Travel to La Ruta Puuc for a further taste of Maya history and culture. Inhabited as early as 400 BC, the abandoned city of Edzna now reveals its secrets to modern-day visitors. Your Travel Director’s intimate knowledge of its fascinating history brings the ruins to life. A special treat awaits you at a Regional Meal lunch: Yucatecan specialities of pollo and cochinita pibil (chicken and pork wrapped in banana leaves and smoked underground). End the day at your historic hotel. (FB  RM) Hotel: Hacienda Uxmal Plantation & Museum A Authentic Accommodation Day 6 | Uxmal | Sotuta de Peon | Chichen Itza Few sites reflect the glories of Maya architecture better than the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Uxmal. From the Governor’s Palace to the majestic Pyramid of the Magician, you’ll be guided through one of the

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best-preserved ceremonial centres of any Maya city.  At the living history museum of Hacienda Sotuta de Peon, step back in time to the age of the haciendas. Learn about the A Local Speciality  of henequen (sisal fiber), the green gold of the Yucatan during the colonial era. Visit the main house and the still-active processing plant. Then ride a picturesque mule-drawn rail cart out to one of the cenotes (natural wells) that dot the Yucatan countryside. Later this afternoon, travel to your hotel, ideally situated next to Chichen Itza, the most famous Maya archaeological site. Enjoy the evening at leisure to perhaps relax on the shaded terrace or cool off in one of the pools. (FB L) Hotel: Mayaland Day 7 | Chichen Itza Sightseeing | Cancun Rise early and be the first visitors as you take advantage of your hotel’s own private entrance to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chichen Itza. Under

Trip Type: Regional the expert guidance of your Travel Director, explore the imposing El Castillo (The Castle), flanked by the Temple of the Warriors and the great Ball Court, the largest of its kind in Central America. This afternoon, return to Cancun to enjoy some free time by one of the hotel’s pools or at the beach. Tonight, celebrate your Yucatan adventure at a lively Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) Hotel: InterContinental Presidente Cancun

Today bid adios to your newfound amigos as you transfer to the Cancun International Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay on the famed Riviera Maya. (FB) Please note: This journey requires walking on uneven surfaces and steps. Occasionally, the itinerary may be subject to delays or variations due to circumstances beyond our control; it is best enjoyed by the experienced traveller in good health who can take such variations in stride.

Day 10 | Riviera Maya | Depart Cancun

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Your day is free until your transfer to Cancun International Airport, or extend your stay with a few extra nights at the beach. (FB)

Day 9 | Riviera Maya Free Time Enjoy a leisurely day at the resort on the shores of the sparkling Caribbean Sea. Relax on the white sand beach, swim in the warm turquoise sea or the sparkling pool, and dive in to a host of resort activities. Or, you can join an optional visit to the Maya site of Tulum, perched dramatically on a cliff overlooking the sea, or take a trip to Playa del Carmen to stroll along the shops and cafes along charming Quinta Avenida. (FB)

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Authentic Accommodation Hacienda Uxmal Plantation & Museum, Uxmal, Mexico Steeped in history, this A Authentic Accommodation is the oldest hotel in the area and has attracted world leaders and royalty ever since it’s inauguration 50 years ago. Past guests include Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip of Great Britain, the Shah of Iran, King Umberto II of Italy, Henry Kissinger and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

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Mexico’s Copper Canyon Four times bigger than the Grand Canyon, Mexico’s spectacular Copper Canyon is the backdrop for part of this extraordinary trip, as you travel over soaring bridges on the Train in the Sky. It’s Insider moments like… getting to know artisans, local families and farmers as you cross Mexico’s more unseen regions. Like the pearl oyster farmers of the Sea of Cortez, where you learn how cultured pearls are farmed here. And the potters who create the intricate designs of Mata Ortiz ceramics, where ancient techniques are still used but styles have been transformed to suit modern living. And, of course, our hosts at La Cava in Guerrero, who introduce you to the life and traditional foods of the Chihuahua Desert.

San Carlos, Sonora

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Phoenix Welcome to Phoenix! Take your transfer to the hotel. After checking in, relax or perhaps take a swim at the hotel pool. Hotel: Courtyard Marriott Phoenix Airport Day 2 | Phoenix | Tucson | Hermosillo | San Carlos (2 Nights) Begin your adventure with a short stop in Tucson to pick up joining guests before crossing into Mexico. South of the border, the great Sonoran Desert opens up before you. Keep an eye out for giant saguaro cacti—one of the few places  they grow wild. After stopping for lunch in the small town of Santa Ana, travel on to Hermosillo to see the lovely colonial cathedral and the Government Palace, its walls bedecked with murals depicting the history of the Sonoran region. Arrive in San Carlos where the desert meets the glittering Sea of Cortez. Relax at your waterfront resort before gathering for a Welcome Reception and dinner. (FB  L  WR) Hotel:  Marinaterra Hotel & Spa

Pottery Artist in Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua

It's iconic places Orientation tour of Hermosillo.  Visit historic San Carlos, Alamos and Paquime. Cruise on the Sea of Cortez. View Oteros Canyon. Scenic drive through the Chihuahua Desert. Iconic train journey through Copper Canyon aboard the Train in the Sky. 

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A Local Speciality of pearl oyster farming, pearl grading and quality selection. Next, travel south through rich farmlands to the foothills of the Sierra Madre and the quaint town of Alamos. A living museum, the city’s cobblestone streets are lined with beautiful Spanish colonial buildings. This evening, immerse yourself in the local culture at dinner with a colourful spectacle of music and folk dancing by performers in traditional costumes. (FB L D) Hotel: Casa de los Tesoros or Casa Encantada or The Mansion

Day 5 | Alamos | El Fuerte

Stroll the streets of Alamos as your A Local Expert brings this town’s history to life. Visit some of the restored mansions built when Alamos’ silver mines were among the richest in the world. After lunch, journey farther into the Sierra Madre to the town of El Fuerte. This evening, the Torres family welcomes you to their beautifully restored 19th century mansion for a Regional Meal and entertainment. Enjoy a performance of traditional folkloric and native dances followed by a sumptuous Day 3 | San Carlos Sightseeing dinner of delicious local dishes, including Board a private boat for a scenic cruise on black bass caught fresh from the El Fuerte the Sea of Cortez and keep a lookout for  River. (FB L RM) Hotel: Torres del Fuerte dolphins, seals, and exotic sea birds, such Day 6 | El Fuerte | Copper Canyon as the blue-footed booby and the great (2 Nights) blue heron. Afterward, take a scenic drive through stunning desert gardens, home Mexico’s Copper Canyon—four times as to massive cacti.  After a poolside lunch, large as the Grand Canyon of Arizona— the afternoon is free to explore the marina looms large in the culture and imagination and shops. Tonight enjoy a seaside sunset of this proud country. Board your rail car and start your journey on the Train in the dinner. (FB L D) Sky, travelling from sea level to 7,500 Day 4 | San Carlos | Alamos feet (2,285 metres) in less than 150 miles This morning, visit the first cultured pearl (240 kilometres), passing through tunnels farm in the Americas and learn all about the  and over soaring bridges. Engineers and

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labourers spent nearly 100 years laying tracks into this rugged terrain, and now the spectacular views make this one of the world’s most exciting train journeys. Pass alongside the jagged Barranca Septentrion and Urique Canyons as you travel into the heart of Copper Canyon. Disembark at your hotel,  situated right on the rim of the canyon. Tonight, attend a Regional Meal and learn all about the culture of the Tarahumara Indians while delighting in traditional Mexican cuisine. (FB  L  RM) Hotel: Mirador A Authentic Accommodation

Today, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Paquime, a great trading centre in the 14th and 15th centuries before the Spanish conquest of Mexico. See ceremonial mounds; the House of the Cross, believed to be a temple and observatory; and the House of the Serpent, where animals were raised.  Continue across the Chihuahua Desert into the U.S. and stop in Tucson for guests leaving on this day  before arriving back in Phoenix early this evening. (FB  L) Hotel: Courtyard Marriott Phoenix Airport

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Spend the entire day exploring this dramatic area, one of the greatest natural treasures of North America. Learn about the geological forces that created the seven individual canyons, collectively known as the Copper Canyons or Barrancas del Cobre. Meet the local Tarahumara Indians, a semi-nomadic tribe whose ancestors have lived in the canyon’s caves for thousands of years. Learn about their natural remedies from a local medicine woman and view the tribe’s arts and crafts. Later, board the aerial tram and descend 4,500 feet (1,372 metres) into the canyon to experience its grandeur in a way few have done before. (FB L D) Day 8 | Copper Canyon | Guerrero | Casas Grandes Travel to the logging village of Creel via Oteros Canyon. Stop in the small town of Guerrero where restaurant owners Alma Casavantes and her husband Paco Cabrera welcome you for a unique A Be My Guest lunch.  They will serve an exquisite meal of traditional foods and share stories of the history of their family and of growing up in this part of the Chihuahua Desert, a region known for its apple orchards. This evening, see local artisans who have adapted ancient traditions into a modern style and  A Local Speciality called Mata Ortiz. Watch master craftsman design fire pots and the techniques learned over several generations before gathering for a festive Farewell Dinner.  (FB  BG  FD) Hotel: Hacienda Casas Grandes

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Take a transfer to Phoenix International Airport for your flight home or perhaps choose to extend your stay in Phoenix. (FB) Please note: This journey requires walking on uneven surfaces and steps. Occasionally, the itinerary may be subject to delays or variations due to circumstances beyond our control; it is best enjoyed by the experienced traveller in good health who can take such variations in stride.

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Hotel Mirador, Posada Barrancas, Mexico

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Situated right on the rim of the Urique Canyon is the Hotel Mirador, an A  Authentic Accommodation. With its unique architecture and location right at the canyon’s edge, you’ll gaze in awe at the majestic panoramic views of Copper Canyon that surround you.

Option to pre-pay gratuities per person for Travel Director and Driver. £49. 8 Day Tucson - Tucson Option (Ref: DCTA): For travellers starting and finishing at the Courtyard by Marriott Tucson Airport. From £1125 p.p. Twin share. Single supplement from £195. Triple reduction £75 p.p. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.

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Mexico’s Colonial Cities & Coastal Resorts The urban capital of Mexico City meets small colonial enclaves like San Miguel de Allende on this trip to meet the locals, encounter age-old traditions and experience the authentic side of Mexico. It’s Insider moments like… witnessing the ancient excavations of Teōtīhuacān with an archaeologist who helped uncover these Aztec ruins. It’s tasting Morelia’s famed food at chef Rubi Silva’s 17th century colonial mansion. Taught by her mother, aunts and grandmother, her work helped the region’s cuisine become recognised by UNESCO, and she shares the origins of each dish she serves to you, from Sopa de Corunda (a favourite local soup) to her dessert pastries, before you head to your authentic colonial mansion-turned-hotel by Morelia’s cathedral.

San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Mexico City (2 Nights) Bienvenidos a Mexico City! Your journey begins with a warm greeting at the airport from a local host and a private transfer to your hotel in the exclusive Polanco neighbourhood. Later, join your Travel Director and travelling companions for the evening’s Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel:  InterContinental Presidente Mexico City Day 2 | Mexico City Sightseeing and Free Time

Cliff Divers, Acapulco

It's iconic places City tours of Mexico City and San Miguel de Allende. Visit Queretaro, Morelia, Taxco, Puebla, the ancient city of Teotihuacan and the resorts of Ixtapa and Acapulco. View the cliff divers of Acapulco.

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Begin your exploration of Mexico City in the Zocalo, the historic city centre. See many of the towering colonial and ancient monuments including the continent’s largest cathedral and the Aztec Templo Mayor. Continue onward to Chapultepec Park where you will meet your A Local Expert  at the National Museum of Anthropology, a national treasure found beneath the Zocalo in 1790 by city workers. Later, return to your hotel for an evening at leisure. (FB)

Day 3 | Mexico City | Teotihuacan | Queretaro This morning, depart for the ancient holy city of Teotihuacan, where you will be greeted by your A Local Expert, an archaeologist who will share his stories and knowledge of the area as he takes you inside the city’s extraordinary structures. Travel onward to Queretaro, where you will enjoy a scenic walking tour of the historic centre before checking into your hotel. In the evening,  savour an included dinner. (FB D) Hotel: Hacienda Jurica Day 4 | Queretaro | San Miguel de Allende | Morelia Journey westward through some of Mexico’s colonial capitals. In San Miguel de Allende, visit the picturesque town centre and see some of the majestic colonial structures. You’ll experience a A Unique Insight  by visiting a verdant park fed by El Chorro, the spring that compelled Friar San Juan to found the city. The town  is

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also  the  headquarters for the blossoming farm-to-table movement in San Miguel’s vibrant culinary scene. Continue on to the dynamic city of  Morelia. Check in to your hotel nestled on the historic town square before enjoying a walking tour and seeing iconic sights  like the Plaza de Armas and Colegio de San Nicolas. Tonight, enjoy a A Be My Guest dinner where chef Rubi Silva welcomes you to her 17th century colonial mansion and introduces you to the culinary traditions of Michoacán passed down through her own family. (FB BG) Hotel: Virrey de Mendoza A Authentic Accommodation Day 5 | Morelia | Patzcuaro | Ixtapa (2 Nights) Begin your journey from Morelia to the heartland of the Purepecha people in Patzcuaro. Visit the leafy Plaza Grande and the Plaza Chica before stopping by a former convent turned artisanal workshop to observe the finest local crafts being made. Sample fresh salsas made from the local manzano chile and served with handmade tortillas and roasted meats. Then, head to the idyllic Pacific coast and your beachfront resort.  Enjoy a Regional Meal with your travelling companions this evening at a colourful local restaurant known for its masterful preparation of Guerrero soul food. (FB RM) Hotel: Las Brisas Ixtapa

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Trip Type: Regional inland to the silver capital of Taxco and take a walking tour of the city centre. Learn about mezcal, a predecessor to tequila, and taste your own glass  of this A Local Speciality said to have been created over 2,000 years ago. Tonight, enjoy a delicious three course dinner  at a local restaurant. (FB  RM D) Hotel: Posada de la Misión Day 8 | Taxco | Tlachihualtepetl | Puebla (2 Nights) Continue your journey through Mexico’s colonial centres and  witness the unique layering of cultural representations  at the great Aztec temple of Tlachihualtepetl. Visit the nearby Santa Maria Tonantzintla church, a A Unique Insight which takes its name from the Spanish term for the Virgin Mary and Nahuatl, or “Earth Mother,” and see one of the most breathtaking church interiors in the Americas. Then it’s on to Puebla where the evening is yours to explore or relax! (FB) Hotel: Presidente InterContinental Puebla Day 9 | Puebla Sightseeing

Start your morning with a walking tour of the historic centre with  insider access to the nation’s premier ceramic workshop. You’ll learn about the A Local Speciality of  Talavera pottery and interact with the master artisans. This afternoon, make the most of some free time and take in the local sites or participate in some of the optional Day 6 | Ixtapa Free Time activities offered, including a cooking class. Today, unwind on the sands of Ixtapa.  Rejoin your travelling companions later for a Relax at your hotel or make the most of this festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) beachfront location by exploring on your own or choosing from a variety of optional Day 10 | Puebla | Depart Mexico City activities including a horseback ride, sunset Transfer to Mexico City and bid adios to your sail or a day  trip to explore neighbouring newfound amigos as you arrive at Mexico Zihuatanejo.  Your Travel Director will be City International Airport for your flight home. happy to assist you in planning your day. (FB) (FB) Please do not schedule any flights before 3 pm. Day 7 | Ixtapa | Acapulco | Taxco Continue southeast along the coast to Please note: This journey requires witness one of the truly  iconic sights in walking on uneven surfaces and steps. Mexico, the cliff divers of Acapulco. The Occasionally, the itinerary may be subject to mountainous rocky coast of Acapulco was delays or variations due to circumstances a favourite retreat for celebrities such as beyond our control; it is best enjoyed by John Wayne and Frank Sinatra during the the experienced traveller in good health 1950s and it’s there  where you’ll  enjoy a who can take such variations in stride. scenic Regional Meal. After lunch, head

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450 450

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 72 for details. Option to pre-pay gratuities per person for Travel Director and Driver. £49. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.  Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

PRIVATE DOOR TO DOOR

Airport Transfers and flights included Trafalgar now includes return scheduled flights and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 72 for details.

Authentic Accommodation Hotel Virrey de Mendoza, Morelia, Mexico Nestled on the town square, this A  Authentic Accommodation and  historic property offers elegant, colonial-style rooms amidst the rich history of the city of Morelia and Mexico itself. Nobles settled the property soon after the town was founded and the icon of Mexican independence, Mariano Matamoros, was attacked by the Spanish on the very doorstep of the hotel in 1814.

Talavera Pottery, Puebla

KEY: A Insider Experience    KP Kick-Off Party    WR Welcome Reception    FB Full Breakfast   CB Continental Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining    DW Dinner with Wine    YC Your Choice Dining

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Panama, the Canal & Beyond It may feature the famous and dynamic capital, an unforgettable canal cruise and the sands of Playa Bonita but this trip also takes you beyond all that to meet locals in villages and the rainforest. It’s Insider moments like… the aroma of coffee beans in the air in Boquete, where we meet one of the many growers in the Panama highlands who have made the area famous for award-winning gourmet coffee. In Gamboa Rainforest, villagers show you how to make the local staple of Patacones, or fried plantains. And you’re invited for lunch with the Eleta Almaran family at their thoroughbred farm in Cerro Punta, Panama’s highest village, where they breed race winners in the fresh mountain air – you can even have a photo on one of their stallions.

Panama City

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Panama City (2 Nights) Bienvenidos a Panama! Welcome to Central America’s most beautiful gem and home to the eponymous Canal. You are greeted at the airport by a local host and transferred to your hotel overlooking the Bay of Panama, just steps away from Calle Uruguay with its many popular restaurants and shops. At 6 p.m., join your fellow travel companions and your Travel Director at the hotel for a  Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Le Meridien Panama Day 2 | Panama Canal Cruise and Free Time

Casco Antiguo, Old Town, Panama

Board your vessel and cruise the Canal, Panama’s premier attraction. As you enter the most important waterway in the world, cruise down from the north end of the Galliard Cut, where the Chagres River flows into the Canal, and witness firsthand the engineering wonder of the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores Locks, the final set before reaching the Pacific Ocean. Cruise over the Continental Divide and under the Centennial Bridge and Bridge of the Americas while enjoying a relaxed morning snack and lunch. Once in the beautiful Bay of Panama, prepare for the best views of Panama City’s modern skyline. Afterward, wander the vibrant streets of Casco Antiguo-a UNESCO World Heritage Site-in Panama’s Historic District. Enjoy the evening in Panama City to sample local cuisine. (FB L) Day 3 | Panama City Sightseeing | Gamboa Rainforest (2 Nights)

Panama Canal

It's iconic places City tour of Panama City. Orientation tour of Boquete. Visit Panama Viejo, the historic district of Casco Antiguo in Panama City, Gamboa Rainforest, Chagres National Park, a thoroughbred farm in Cerro Punta Valley and a coffee plantation in the Chiriqui Highlands. Cruise a portion of the Panama Canal. View the basilica in Nata and the Pacific coast.

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Discover Panama City’s role long before the Canal put it on the map. Visit Panama Viejo, site of the ruins of the original Panama City before it was sacked by the pirate Henry Morgan. Next, stop at a local fish market on the way to the Miraflores Locks Visitor Center and Canal Museum. Then head for the lush vegetation and tropical climate of the rainforest. Once at your resort, join a guide on an exciting nature walk and aerial tram ride. Glide smoothly through the treetops and possibly spot birds and animals that inhabit the rainforest canopy. Visit the Observation Tower and admire the panoramic views of the Chagres River

and Panama Canal. After dinner, join a discussion with a Smithsonian researcher, a A Local Expert, and learn more about the diversity of Panama. (FB D) Hotel: Gamboa Rainforest Resort Day 4 | Gamboa Rainforest Sightseeing and Free Time Embark on a different kind of water adventure and meet your boteros (boatmen) at the edge of the Chagres National Park to board motorboats. Enjoy a ride up river through the jungle, possibly sighting toucans, sloths and monkeys. Arriving at Embera’ Drua, you are met with a traditional greeting and will learn about the Embera Indians’ fascinating culture, lifestyle and crafts. At the village, enjoy a delicious traditional  A Local Speciality— patacones (fried plantains) with small samples of fried fish or chicken. Then listen to local music and watch traditional shamanic dances. Back at the resort, the afternoon is free. (FB) Day 5 | Gamboa Rainforest | David | Cerro Punta | Boquete (2 Nights) Fly to David and travel up the mountain slopes of the Chiriqui Province. At Cerro Punta, take in the superb views of Volcan Baru, a dormant but prominent volcano and the tallest mountain in Panama. An exclusive  A Be My Guest  lunch awaits at a thoroughbred breeding farm situated in Cerro Punta Valley, one of the most beautiful scenic jewels in the country. As guests of the owners—one of Panama’s most prominent families— explore the farm and learn how they breed these magnificent horses in a chemical-free environment. Later, arrive at the mountain resort of Boquete in beautiful Valle Escondido. (FB  BG  D) Hotel: Finca Lerida Boutique Hotel Day 6 | Boquete Sightseeing and Free Time Visit a coffee plantation and learn how coffee, a new A Local Speciality in Panama, is making a grand entrance on the world stage of gourmet grounds with several award-winning, estate-grown varietals. Learn about the coffee-making process

ALL INCLUDED: INTERNAL FLIGHTS, MEET AND GREET SERVICE, PRIVATE TRANSFERS

Panama, the Canal & Beyond

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Includes: 7 nights’ accommodation (4 hotels). Welcome Reception with light appetisers. 7 full breakfasts. 2 lunches (including Be My Guest and lunch on Panama Canal cruise). 3 dinners (including 2 three course dinners and Farewell Dinner). All transport shown (including 1 internal flight). All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 3.

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and see the Ngobe-Bugle, an indigenous group who hand-pick the red coffee berries when they are perfectly ripe. The rest of the day is free to do some exploring in the quaint township of Boquete. (FB) Day 7 | Boquete | Santiago | Nata | Playa Bonita Descend from the Chiriqui Highlands to the Inter-American Highway, the Central American section of the Pan-American Highway. Stop in Santiago for lunch on your own. On to Aguadulce and Nata in Cocle Province, the heart of Panama’s sugar cane industry. In Nata, view the

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Trip Type: Small Group beautiful basilica, said to be the oldest church in Central America. Arrive at your resort, nestled alongside the Pacific Ocean. This evening, recount cherished memories of your Panama holiday with newfound friends at a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) Hotel: InterContinental Playa Bonita

Panama, the the Canal Canal & Panama, & Beyond Beyondwith withcolonial Cartagena Ref: LPAC Colonial Cartagena Ref: LPAC These days will operate as shown on Days 1-7 on Panama, the Canal & Beyond. Day 8  | Playa Bonita | Panama City | Cartagena (3 Nights) Depart Playa Bonita and head to Panama City for your flight to Cartagena. Upon arrival, you are met by a local host and transferred to your boutique hotel, superbly situated in the heart of Cartagena’s Old Town on the Caribbean coast. Recently declared ‘Historical Patrimony of Humanity’ by UNESCO, it is one the world’s jewels and best kept secret. The city has some of the best-preserved colonial architecture and is considered by many as the most beautiful city in South America. (FB) Hotel: Bantu Boutique Hotel

Day 10 | Cartagena Free Time

Day 9 | Cartagena Sightseeing

1 Oct 2014 - 31 Dec 2015 Share-twin Supplement Single room Supplement

£675 p.p. £350 p.p.

1 Jan 2016 - 31 Mar 2016 Share-twin Supplement Single room Supplement

£695 p.p. £375 p.p.

Discover the heart of the colonial city walking with your guide along the colourful streets, admiring old colonial houses, beautiful flower-laden balconies, and picturesque squares. This afternoon, visit the most important monuments outside of the Old Town. View La Popa, Convent of La Candelaria, with stunning views of the

Today is yours to relax, explore further, or take an optional trip to an offshore island or mud bath volcano.  (FB) Day 11 | Depart Cartagena After breakfast, say adios to Cartagena and transfer to Rafael Nunez Cartagena Airport for your onward flight. (FB) Below prices include flight from Panama City to David.

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city and bay. Head to San Felipe Fort, built in the 17th century to protect the city from pirates. Stop at “Las Bovedas” (The Vaults), which were used as dungeons in days of yore and now house a variety of shops. Your evening is free. (FB)

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Day 8 | Playa Bonita | Depart Panama City Extend your stay in Playa Bonita or transfer to Panama City Airport. (Depending on your departure time, a continental or full breakfast will be available). (CB FB)

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Crossovers: These departures will operate per the 2014 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking. 2016 dates: Subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed in the 2016 brochure.

Festive Departures: We’ve arranged a Christmas celebration for this departure.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 72 for details. Option to pre-pay gratuities per person for Travel Director and Driver. £43. Land and Intra-Air: prices include economy air and air-related charges for flight between Panama City and David and are accurate as of 1 May 2014. For up-to-date information, please visit www.trafalgar.com. Luggage: There is a 25 lb/11 kg baggage weight limit per person on the internal flight to David.  A small carry-on is recommended for your flight to David. Additional luggage will be transferred by coach the evening of Day 4 and will be waiting for you on arrival in Boquete on Day 5.  Small Group itineraries have a maximum of 26 guests.

PRIVATE DOOR TO DOOR

Airport Transfers and flights included Trafalgar now includes return scheduled flights and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 72 for details.

Extend Your Holiday 15 Day Itinerary with Costa Rica Eco Adventure Choose to extend your holiday by following your Panama trip with our Costa Rica Eco Adventure holiday. See pages 32 - 33 for more information.

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Natural Wonders of Costa Rica On this intimate encounter with the nature and people of Costa Rica, we meet locals thriving off the land, in harmony with nature at Arenal and Monteverde Cloud Forest, and relax on tropical Guanacaste Beach. It’s Insider moments like… dining among torches and candles on the terrace of don Alberto and doña Ana Quintana in Sarapiquí. Greeting you at Hacienda Pozo Azul, the Quintana family invites you backstage to their home, where they share anecdotes of how they started this business as a retirement project and how it expanded to help their community. You meet another family near San Jose, and learn how they turned the superb climate and fertile land into a sustainable coffee plantation: a true local speciality.

Guanacaste Coast

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive San Jose Welcome to San Jose! Your journey begins with a warm greeting at the airport from a local host and a transfer to your hotel. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Intercontinental Costa Rica Day 2 | San Jose | Sarapiqui

Coffee harvest

It's iconic places Visit San Jose and a nearby coffee plantation, Sarapiqui, Arenal National Park, Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Tamarindo and Guanacaste Beach. View Arenal Volcano.  

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Sky Walk, Monteverde Cloud Forest

After breakfast, begin your adventure through Costa Rica with one of the most charasmatic and emblematic products of the region: coffee. Learn about this A Local Speciality  at a small family-owned coffee plantation where the Aguilar family explains their passion for saving the rainforest.   Afterward, head toward the tiny town of Sarapiqui for a rare visit to dense rainforests full of wildlife. The afternoon is yours to explore the natural

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beauty of the area of your lodge. Perhaps you’ll spot the endangered great macaw or take an optional float trip. Later, enjoy a special  A Be My Guest  dinner at an eco-friendly  hacienda that was  built more than a decade ago as a retirement project by the Quintana family. Today, it  is home to an organic farm, restaurant and related eco adventures. The family will welcome you with a delicious dinner and tell stories of how their retirement dreams have benefited the local community. (FB  L  BG) Hotel: Sueño Azul Resort Day 3 | Sarapiqui | Arenal Rise and shine with an early, easy hike in search of all kinds of birds. On the way to Arenal, visit a local Tico family palm plantation to learn about and taste the delicate heart of palm, a A Local Speciality.  Also, visit a pineapple farm, the only one of its kind in the world producing the A Local Speciality of certified organic golden pineapples. After learning how it’s sustainably grown, you’ll sample the juiciest, most delicious pineapple ever. As you approach Arenal, keep a look out for the conic shape and steam that emerges from the active volcano.  Arrive this afternoon with leisure time to enjoy the hotel and its hot springs. (FB D) Hotel: Los Lagos Hotel Spa and Resort Day 4 | Arenal | Monteverde Cloud Forest (2 Nights) Enjoy a free morning to partake in a variety of activities in and around Arenal. Optional ideas include a float trip, ziplining, an easy volcano hike or even a unique EcoZoo and terrarium excursion, home to more than 200 local reptiles including crocodiles, snakes, frogs, insects and a butterfly farm. Then head to Monteverde Cloud Forest, straddling the Continental Divide, and home to luxuriant vegetation, abundant wildlife, coffee plantations and spectacular views. You’ll spend two nights in this most famous of Costa Rican parks. In the evening, enjoy dinner where you

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Includes: 7 nights’ accommodation (5 hotels). Welcome Reception with light appetisers. 7 full breakfasts. 1 lunch. 5 dinners (including Be My Guest, 3 buffet dinners and Farewell Dinner). All transport shown. All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 3.

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will be joined by a resident Quaker and  A Local Expert  who will share his original pictures and stories of Old Town Monteverde. (FB D) Hotel: El Establo Mountain Hotel Day 5 | Monteverde Sightseeing

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Join your Travel Director for an excursion through the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, home to innumerable species of animals, birds, insects and plants. Later, ascend to the treetops for a bird’s-eye view of the forest on the unforgettable Sky Walk, a chain of six suspension bridges at canopy level. (FB D) Day 6 | Monteverde | Guanacaste Beach (2 Nights)

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450

2016 dates: Subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed in the 2016 brochure. Festive Departures: We’ve arranged Christmas or New Year’s Eve celebrations for these departures.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 72 for details. Option to pre-pay gratuities per person for Travel Director and Driver. £43.

Transfer to Guanacaste, and the famous town of Tamarindo. Spend the afternoon Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.  enjoying the waves, the sun and the sand.  Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and (FB) Hotel: Tamarindo Diria Resort up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences. Day 7 | Guanacaste Beach Free Time Today is at leisure! Enjoy the huge pool at the hotel, the sun and sand at the beach, or ask your Travel Director for optional activities to take advantage of today.  In the evening, join your fellow travellers and share your experiences during a Farewell Dinner at the hotel. (FB FD)

PRIVATE DOOR TO DOOR

Airport Transfers and flights included Trafalgar now includes return scheduled flights and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 72 for details.

Day 8 | Guanacaste Beach | Depart Liberia Say goodbye to Costa Rica this morning before your transfer to Liberia Airport for your flight home.  (FB) Please note:  For the more remote areas of Costa Rica (such as Sarapiqui), we use the best available hotel facilities with comfortable but simple guestrooms and eco-friendly amenities perfectly suited to the natural surroundings. This journey requires walking on uneven surfaces and steps and sometimes through heavy showers (umbrellas provided). This journey is best enjoyed by the experienced traveller in good health and who can take such conditions in stride.

Scarlet Macaws

KEY: A Insider Experience    KP Kick-Off Party    WR Welcome Reception    FB Full Breakfast   CB Continental Breakfast    L Lunch    D Dinner    RM Regional Meal    FD Farewell Dinner    BG Be My Guest Dining    DW Dinner with Wine    YC Your Choice Dining

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Costa Rica Eco Adventure All the iconic experiences of Costa Rica come together on this eco-adventure: visiting Tortuguero National Park, seeing Arenal Volcano and walking through the treetops at Monteverde Cloud Forest. It’s Insider moments like… meeting master chocolatiers Julio and George at their workshop in San Isidro de Heredia to see how they create their gourmet chocolate. In search of the finest techniques and cacao, they spent years training at L’Ecole Chocolat in Canada and L’Ecole du Gran Chocolate in France searching for a single organic source, before finding it on Costa Rica’s Caribbean slopes. At Monteverde, meet a native Quaker who shares historic photos and stories of old town. 

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive San Jose Welcome to San Jose! Your journey begins with a warm greeting at the airport from a local host and a transfer to your hotel. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Intercontinental Costa Rica Day 2 | San Jose | Tortuguero National Park (2 Nights)

Arenal Volcano National Park

After breakfast, head toward the small town of San Isidro de Heredia, where you are welcomed by master chocolatiers, Julio Fernandez and George Soriano, for a taste of gourmet chocolate, a A Local Speciality. Learn about the history of chocolate and how it is produced at this small workshop. Afterward, continue to Siquirres and embark on a river journey through the protected wetlands. Later, stroll the streets of Tortuguero Village and explore the fascinating Green Turtle Research Station. Enjoy dinner at the hotel this evening. (FB L D) Hotel: Laguna Lodge Tortuguero Day 3 | Tortuguero National Sightseeing and Free Time

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Glide through the canals and waterways of the park today as howler monkeys watch from the treetops, toucans and egrets fly through the air and crocodiles ply the cool waters. If you’re here in July, take an optional trip to see the sea turtles laying eggs on the beach. (FB L D) Day 4 | Tortuguero | Sarapiqui

Monteverde Cloud Forest

It's iconic places Visit Tortugeuro National Park, Sarapiqui and Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve with its canopy skywalk. View Arenal Volcano. 

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Board your boat and bid adios to the park. Enjoy lunch along the way before arriving at your hotel this afternoon. With a good portion of the afternoon at leisure, immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area surrounding your lodge.  With a little luck, you may spot the endangered great green macaw and there is also time for a float trip down the Sarapiqui River. Later, enjoy a special A Be My Guest  experience at an ecofriendly  hacienda built by the Quintana family  as a retirement project. Today, it  is home to an organic farm, restaurant and related eco adventures. The family will welcome you with a delicious dinner and tell stories of how their retirement dreams have benefited the local community. (FB L BG) Hotel: Sueño Azul Resort Day 5 | Sarapiqui | Arenal For the early risers, join your Travel Director on an easy hike looking for the exotic birds of this region. Depart mid-morning for Arenal with your first stop at a local

Tico family’s palm plantation to learn about and sample the delicate heart of palm, a  A Local Speciality. Then continue to La Fortuna de San Carlos, home of the colossal Arenal Volcano. There is time this afternoon to enjoy the thermal pools of your resort as well as the gardens and beautiful birds. Tonight relish some of the best views of the volcano as you enjoy a leisurely dinner. (FB  D) Hotel:  Los Lagos Hotel, Spa & Resort Day 6 | Arenal | Monteverde Cloud Forest (2 Nights) A free morning to do as you please. Sleep in or take an optional outing including a hike around Arenal, ziplining, a float trip or even an EcoZoo terrarium with over 200 species of reptiles, rare frogs and other amphibians as well as butterflies. Early this afternoon, head to Monteverde Cloud Forest, straddling the Continental Divide, and home to luxuriant vegetation, abundant wildlife, coffee plantations and spectacular views. Tonight, you’ll meet a native Quaker, and  A Local Expert, who will share historical photos and stories of Old Town Monteverde. (FB D) Hotel: El Establo Mountain Day 7 | Monteverde Cloud Sightseeing and Free Time

Forest

Join your guide for an excursion through the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Covering 26,000 acres of tropical rainforest, the Reserve consists of 6 ecological zones and offers extremely high biodiversity, consisting of over 2,500 plant species (including the most orchid varieties in a single place), 100 species of mammals, 400 bird species, and 120 reptilian and amphibian species.  Later ascend to the treetops for a bird’s-eye view of the forest on the unforgettable Sky Walk, a chain of six suspension bridges at canopy level. Tonight, trade stories of your experiences at a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD) Day 8 | Monteverde | Depart Liberia or San Jose Transfer to either Liberia or San Jose International Airports or travel on to Guanacaste Beach for those extending their stay.  (FB) Please do not schedule any flights before 12:30 p.m from Liberia or San Jose.

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Please note:  For the more remote areas of Costa Rica (such as Tortuguero and Sarapiqui), we use the best available hotel facilities with comfortable but simple guestrooms and eco-friendly amenities perfectly suited to the natural surroundings. This journey requires walking on uneven surfaces and steps and sometimes through heavy showers (umbrellas provided). This journey is best enjoyed by the experienced traveller in good health and who can take such conditions in stride.

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Itinerary will operate as shown on Costa Rica Eco Adventure Days 1-7. Day 8  | Monteverde | Liberia | Guanacaste (2 Nights) Descend from the lush cloud forests of Monteverde and head west to the pristine Pacific coast. Check into your seaside resort, the only hotel located on the white sand of the world-famous Tamarindo Beach, adjacent to Tamarindo National Wildlife Refuge and Las Baulas National Park. Relax and simply enjoy the beach and the amenities of your beautiful resort. With just a short stroll along the shore, you can spot howler monkeys, iguanas, parrots and a variety of wildlife. (FB) Hotel: Tamarindo Diria Beach and Golf Resort Day 9 | Guanacaste Free Time The day is yours to further relax at the beach or choose from numerous options to continue your Costa Rica adventure as you please. Perhaps take a surfing lesson, snorkel and swim in the warm gentle waves, or set out on an optional full-day outing. Birdwatchers and nature lovers can select day-long river float trips through the mangroves and jungles in search of exotic birds like anhinga, herons, storks and ibises. Or, take a canopy tour, walking along elevated platforms above the lush jungle foliage for a true bird’s-eye view;

Day 10 | Guanacaste | Depart Liberia A transfer is provided to Liberia International Airport for your onward flight. Or, stay a while longer on the beach; you can reserve extra night accommodation if you wish to extend your stay. (FB) 1 Oct 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 Share-twin supplement £195 p.p. Single room supplement £150 p.p. Triple room reduction £50 p.p. 4 Jan 2015 - 28 Mar 2015 & 6 Apr 2015 - 14 Dec 2015 Share-twin supplement £175 p.p. Single room supplement £150 p.p. Triple room reduction £50 p.p. 29 Mar 2015 - 5 Apr 2015 & 15 Dec 2015 - 27 Mar 2016 Share-twin supplement £225 p.p. Single room supplement £195 p.p. Triple room reduction £50 p.p. This is a locally-hosted extension.

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Choose to extend your holiday on select departures by starting your Costa Rica trip with our Panama, The Canal & Beyond holiday. See pages 28 - 29 for more information.

join a guided hike in search of the wild purple orchid and exotic birdlife; or visit the thermal hot springs along the northern flanks of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano for a volcanic mud treatment. The more adventurous can opt for a rafting trip through the rapids – all the while on the lookout for the area’s prolific wildlife. (FB)

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Crossovers: These departures will operate per the 2014 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking.  2016 dates: Subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed in the 2016 brochure. Festive Departures: We’ve arranged Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations for these departures.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 72 for details. Option to pre-pay gratuities per person for Travel Director and Driver. £43. Luggage: For the two night excursion to Tortuguero National Park guests are permitted to bring a maximum of 25 lbs (11 kg) of luggage. Your primary suitcase will be transferred and securely stored at your Sarapiqui hotel. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.  Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

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Monkeys, Jungles & Volcanoes The sights and sounds of the jungle are joined by the calm of thermal mineral pools, volcanic walks and white sandy beaches on this family adventure. It’s Insider moments like… biting into juicy golden fruit at the world’s only certified organic pineapple farm and tasting hearts of palm. It’s meeting locals who strive to protect the sea turtles that nest in Tortuguero National Park; hearing how the turtles can weigh up to 1,100 pounds and that a female can lay more than 100 eggs in one go. And it’s seeing the excitement on your family’s faces as they fly between trees on a zipline, adding to the squeals and shrieks of the jungle.

White-faced Capuchin, Manuel Antonio National Park

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive San Jose Pura Vida! Bienvenidos a Costa Rica! You’re going to have more fun than a barrel of monkeys and spot more than a barrel of wildlife on this incredible adventure. A local host will greet you at the airport and arrange your transfer to the hotel. Relax by the pool before meeting your Travel Director and fellow explorers at 6 p.m. for a  Kick-off Party. (KP) Hotel: Intercontinental Costa Rica Day 2 | San Jose | Braulio Carrillo National Park | Tortuguero National Park (2 Nights)

Tortuguero National Park

It's iconic places Visit Tortuguero National Park, Arenal National Park, Manuel Antonio National Park and a pineapple plantation near Sarapiqui. Cruise the canals of Tortuguero National Park. Scenic drive through Braulio Carrillo National Park.

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Rise with the roosters and head east through Braulio Carrillo National Park towards the Caribbean Sea.  Board a river boat, gliding through canals, lagoons and lowland rainforest teeming with wildlife. You’ll be amazed at how many kinds of animals live here—six species of sea turtles, monkeys, caimans, tons of exotic bird species plus rare and endangered ocelots, river otters and manatees. The afternoon is yours—hang out by the pool or on the beach, or head to Tortuguero Village to meet the local students

(when school is in session). Join a  A Local Expert  from the Sea Turtle Conservancy Foundation to learn about the incredible turtles that nest in Tortuguero.  Enjoy a buffet dinner at the resort’s open-air restaurant along the Tortuguero lagoon. (FB L D) Hotel: Laguna Lodge Tortuguero Day 3 | Tortuguero National Sightseeing and Free Time

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Arrr, arrr, arrr! There’s nothing like the wake-up call of a troop of howler monkeys to start your day. Set off with your captain and guide to explore the lush canals and waterways of Tortuguero National Park. You may want to start a tally of all the types of wildlife you’ll see. Look out for sloths, green iguanas, caiman, crocodiles and colourful toucans. Of course, you’ll spot tons of monkeys— agile howler and spider monkeys and white-faced capuchins swinging through the dense rainforest canopy. This afternoon, you can venture back out on the canals to add to your wildlife tally or relax back at the lodge—the choice is yours! If you’re visiting during nesting season (Jul-Sep),

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join an optional night walk with a naturalist guide to witness some of the world’s largest turtles laying their eggs. Amazing! A buffet dinner is served at your hotel this evening. (FB L D) Day 4 | Tortuguero | Sarapiqui | Arenal National Park (2 Nights) Bid adios to the monkeys for now as you boat back to the mainland and travel to Horquetas. Here you’ll visit a local Tico family palm plantation to learn all about and taste an exotic vegetable and  A Local Speciality  you’ve probably never tried—the delicate heart of palm. Continue travelling to quaint Sarapiqui where you’ll visit a nearby pineapple farm, the only one of its kind in the world producing certified organic golden pineapples, a  A Local Speciality. After learning how it’s grown without hurting the environment, you’ll sample the juiciest, most delicious pineapple you’ve ever tasted. (FB  L) Hotel: Los Lagos Hotel, Spa & Resort Day 5 | Arenal Sightseeing and Free Time Rise and shine as the forest and volcano are calling! Start the day with a guided trek around the quiet side of the volcano at Arenal National Park. Walk through the old lava rocks and learn about the powerful forces behind the volcano’s past eruptions. Then head to the Arenal Hanging Bridges where you can walk eye-level within the lush canopy, observe the monkeys, sloths and chattering birds up close, and look out to see the rumbling, steaming Arenal Volcano. Later, relax in the thermal springs or take a swim at the pool back at the hotel. End the day with a delicious dinner with your travelling companions. (FB D) Day 6 | Arenal | Manuel Antonio National Park (2 Nights) Get ready to have a blast! Imagine yourself soaring high above the jungle floor as you fly along ziplines through the treetops, eye-to-eye with the lush foliage and exotic rainforest creatures.

Ziplining through the canopy is sure to be among the most amazing adventures of your lifetime! Later, head south to Manuel Antonio National Park, renowned for its warm blue waters, sparkling white-sand beaches and abundant exotic wildlife. This evening, join the gang for a pizza night. (FB D) Hotel: Parador Resort & Spa

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Day 7 | Manuel Antonio National Park Sightseeing and Free Time Walking deep into the national park with your guide, you’ll definitely check off a few more creatures on your wildlife list—at last count, there were 109 different animals and 184 species of birds living here! Listen to the barking of howler monkeys and the chattering of mischievous squirrels and white-faced monkeys. Then, it’s time to hit the beach! You can laze in the warm Pacific or at the resort’s pool, or choose one of many incredible optional activities. Will it be a catamaran cruise (available Jan-Apr) to snorkel (and maybe even see dolphins, parrotfish and sea turtles), a surf lesson, mangrove kayak tour, horseback ride or whitewater rafting? This evening, join your fellow explorers to celebrate new friendships and awesome experiences with a Farewell Dinner at the hotel. (FB FD)

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Crossovers: These departures will operate per the 2014 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking. 2016 dates: Subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed in the 2016 brochure.

Festive Departures: We’ve arranged Christmas or New Year’s Eve celebrations for these departures.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 72 for details. Option to pre-pay gratuities per person for Travel Director and Driver. £43. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip.  Luggage: For the two night excursion to Tortuguero National Park guests are permitted to bring a maximum of 25 lb/11 kg of luggage. Your primary suitcase will be transferred and securely stored at your Arenal hotel. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

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Spirit of Argentina Buenos Aires. Iguassu Falls. Bariloche. All the classic sights of Argentina are experienced – but you also travel deeper to meet people who unveil the true spirit of this dramatic country. It’s Insider moments like… the malty waft of hops following you as you explore an Argentinian craft brewery. Watching master brewers at work, it’s discovering age-old techniques and trying their finest beers over a lunch of authentic dishes. Smelling the rich scent of chocolate in the air on a visit to Bariloche’s chocolate museum, it’s indulging in their finest creations at an exclusive tasting. And discovering artistic traditions passed down through generations, with the indigenous Guarani people of Iguassu.

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Buenos Aires (4 Nights)

Day 4 | San Antonio de Areco Sightseeing

Welcome to Buenos Aires! On arrival at the airport, you will be met by a local host and taken to your hotel (check in time is 3 pm.) Relax, get settled in and enjoy your hotel’s central  location. Hotel:  Emperador Buenos Aires

Today, leave the city for the colonial town of San Antonio de Areco,  set in the heart of Argentina’s Pampas. On the banks of the peaceful “Areco” River, the town has retained the authentic atmosphere of a small old village with its “siesta” time, artisan shops and relaxed residents. This preserved town, a A Unique Insight, founded more than 280 years ago, with its cobblestone streets, old bars and surrounding estancias (old working ranches), has kept the gaucho (cowboy) lifestyle and customs alive.  Explore the Argentine countryside and mingle with leather artisans, silversmiths and craftspeople at a nearby estancia, enjoy a Regional Meal barbecue, see a horse show and relish some time with the Argentine gauchos. This evening, discover Buenos Aires’ Italian heritage with an optional visit to a traditional pizzeria; it’s one of the most popular past times of the locals when spending an evening out. (FB RM)

Day 2 | Buenos Aires Sightseeing and At Leisure

La Boca, Buenos Aires

The morning is at leisure for independent activities. In the afternoon, set out for the Teatro Colon to meet an Opera House performer for a A Unique Insight, as you step inside one of the world’s most beautiful and well-known opera houses. It opened its doors in the spring of 1908 after 20 years of construction. Take a backstage tour of this historic venue, including the main function room and main stage. Afterward, explore the lovely Palermo neighbourhood, home to historic mansions, fashionable cafes and large verdant parks. Here, you will be welcomed by a local family and long-time residents for a special Welcome Reception A Be My Guest dinner. You’ll be delighted as they wine and dine you with their special homemade family recipes. Discover the secrets of kneading country bread and you’ll even get a chance to try with your own hands. Watch as your hosts demonstrate the art of creating typical Argentinian crafts. This will be a true insider experience you will never forget!  (FB BG) Day 3 | Buenos Aires Sightseeing

Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires

It's iconic places City tour of Buenos Aires and Bariloche.  Visit the Buenos Aires Opera House and Recoleta Cemetery, Argentine Pampas, Indigenous village of Teko Yriapu, Iguassu Falls, and Arrayanes National Park in Patagonia. Cruise upon Nahuel Huapi Lake in Patagonia.

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Continue your exploration of Buenos Aires with a A Local Expert  on a visit to the elegant Recoleta neighbourhood and see its beautiful cemetery where Eva Peron (Evita) was buried. Next, stop at May Square and see the impressive Metropolitan Cathedral. On to the dynamic La Boca neighbourhood with its vibrant and colourful buildings along with the pedestrian street of Caminito, a favourite spot for tango dancers to perform. Stop for a  A Unique Insight and enjoy pastries at a classic Argentine coffee shop on the way to San Telmo, the oldest neighbourhood in Buenos Aires. Tour the Zanjon de Granados, a series of underground aqueduct tunnels with a  A Local Expert. The recently discovered  tunnels, as well as the connecting historic mansion, will expose you to what residential life was like in Buenos Aires more than a century ago. After some leisure time this afternoon, relish a Regional Meal dinner and music at a tango show; a must-see while in Buenos Aires.  (FB RM)

Day 5 | Buenos Aires | Iguassu Falls (2 Nights) Fly to magnificent Iguassu Falls, on the border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, this morning. Upon arrival, visit the Indian village of Tekoa Yriapú for a closer look at the Guarani culture, a A Unique Insight, and gain a better understanding of the history, living and survival methods, handicrafts, religious traditions and much more. Then head to your hotel on the Argentinian side of the falls. Tonight dinner is set overlooking the Parana and Iguassu Rivers. (FB D) Hotel: Amerian Portal del Iguassu riverview room Day 6 | Iguassu Falls Sightseeing and At Leisure Enter Iguassu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and meet your A Local Expert  to walk on a protruding catwalk to get an up-close view of the thundering Devil’s Throat Falls. Afterward, thrill on a jetboat ride designed to take you closer to the base of the mighty falls. After lunch, join an optional trip to the Brazilian side of the falls, before returning to your hotel for a leisurely late afternoon and evening.  (FB L) Day 7 | Iguassu Falls | Buenos Aires | Bariloche (3 Nights) This morning, your flight connects in Buenos Aires before landing in beautiful San Carlos de Bariloche. Located in the Andean foothills of Patagonia, the town celebrates its German heritage and is often compared to the Swiss Alps for

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its beauty. Situated on the southern shore of Lago Nahuel Huapi, picturesque Bariloche is the most important town in the area and the best departure point to explore the surrounding  lakes, forests and snow-capped mountains. (FB D) Hotel: Edelweiss Bariloche Day 8 | Bariloche Sightseeing and At Leisure Set out for a drive though this region of Patagonia  beginning with a  tour of  downtown  Bariloche and its  pretty residential neighbourhoods. Then arrive at the base of Campanario Hill, where you will take a chairlift 3,444 feet (1,050 metre) to the summit for breathtaking 360 degree views. Continue travelling to the Llao Llao Peninsula, where the small and delicate St. Edwards Chapel and Llao Llao Hotel, two architectural jewels are located. Travel across the Angostura River and stop for incredible views of the Patagonia landscape. Don’t forget your cameras today for these magnificent photo opportunities! Also, visit the Chocolate Museum, and enjoy a taste of this A Local Speciality, followed by a Regional Meal lunch at a family-owned craft brewery. The rest of the day is at leisure. (FB RM) Day 9 | Nahuel Huapi National Park and Villa La Angostura Enjoy some leisure time this morning before venturing to Villa  La Angostura, founded in 1932, receiving its name due to its location on the narrow area of the Quetrihué Peninsula, in the heart of Nahuel Huapi National Park. Enjoy leisure time along Main Street with its unusual wooden structures and artisan shops. Take a catamaran ride on Nahuel Huapi Lake to an isolated region of the Quetrihúe Peninsula which holds a special secret:

Day 10 | Bariloche | Depart Buenos Aires Say hasta luego on your way from Bariloche back to Buenos Aires and be transferred to the international airport for your flight home. If you like, extend your stay in Buenos Aires at the Hotel Emperador. (FB) Please do not schedule flights before 7 p.m.

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Trip Type: At Leisure the ancient and colourful Arrayanes trees, typical to the cold rainforest regions of Patagonia. The trees belong to the myrtle family and shine in a cinnamon hue. As ancient as beautiful, the thick myrtle tree trunks are covered by soft thin sheets that make up their cold bark. Step into the silence of the gigantic forest, with its 50 feet (15 metres) high and up to 400 year old Arrayanes trees, and walk along a footbridge to a cabin built in 1933 seeming to belong in a fairy tale. A box lunch will be served today. This evening, celebrate the wonderful day’s experience with your newfound friends at a Farewell Dinner, enjoying the chance  to taste the best local barbecue in a very unique setting; a wonderful place to say goodbye to Argentina.  (FB L FD)

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 72 for details. Option to pre-pay gratuities per person for Travel Director and Driver. £54. Land and Intra Air: prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Buenos Aires-Iguassu Falls, Iguassu Falls-Bariloche (via Buenos Aires) and BarilocheBuenos Aires and require purchase of round-trip travel on a OneWorld® Alliance member airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities. If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2014. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com. For optional visit to Brazilian side of Iguassu Falls (on Day 6 of the itinerary), a visa is required and must be obtained in your home country.

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Tango dancers on Caminito Street, Buenos Aires

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Colourful Trails of Ecuador All of Ecuador’s colours and contrasts are featured on this incredible exploration: Otavalos outdoor market, Cotopaxi National Park, Avenue of the Volcanoes, Devil’s Nose Train and UNESCO World Heritage sites like Cuenca. It’s Insider moments like… the sweet perfume of 3,000 roses filling the Jarrin family’s hacienda, as you join them for local treats like ‘llapingachos’, cheesy potato cakes, after exploring their rose plantation. It’s staying at a restored 17th century hacienda once owned by King Phillip III of Spain. And it’s meeting artisans who make Andean flutes and woven Panama hats; creating pottery; and tasting spiced cinnamon ‘canelazo’ rum and ‘colaciones’ candy.

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Quito | Otavalo (2 Nights) Welcome to Ecuador, a colourful country featuring dramatic topography, diverse climates and undeniable charm. A local host greets you at the airport for  a transfer to your lovely hotel  in the village of San Pablo del Lago, just outside Otavalo, ideally situated at the base of the Imbabura Volcano. Hacienda Cusin,  founded in 1602, is one of the oldest haciendas in all of Ecuador. Enjoy the rest of your day to relax and get settled. Hotel: Hacienda Cusin A Authentic Accommodation Day 2 | Otavalo Sightseeing Depart mid-morning to meet a local family who introduces you to the Andean tradition and  A Local Speciality  of flute-making, including a musical interlude. You’ll even get the chance to try playing the instruments yourself! Enjoy a  Welcome Reception  lunch with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a traditional hacienda.  Visit the public market alongside native Otavalenos and put your bartering skills to the test. Stroll through the different vendor stalls offering a variety of hand-crafted items in search for the perfect keepsake. (FB WR D) Day 3 | Otavalo | Cayambe | Quito (2 Nights)

Quito and Cotopaxi

Your morning is at leisure before heading to Cayambe where you will meet a local family for a A Be My Guest  lunch at the Hacienda La Compania, a beautiful home and rose plantation. Tour the grounds including the charming chapel and learn about the aromatic roses grown here before indulging in a delicious meal of Ecuadorian specialities. Arrive in Quito and enjoy the evening to relax. (FB BG) Hotel: Hilton Colon Day 4 | Quito Sightseeing | Equatorial Line Monument

La Compania roses

It's iconic places City tour of Quito and Cuenca. Visit Otavalo’s outdoor market, Rose Plantation at Cayambe, Equatorial Line Monument, Cotopaxi National Park, Riobamba and artisan villages near Cuenca. View Cotopaxi Volcano.  Scenic drives along the “Avenue of the Volcanoes” and through El Cajas National Park. Iconic train journey aboard the Devil’s Nose Train.

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Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Quito, Ecuador’s capital city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site dotted with colonial treasures. Learn all about the religious and cultural influences of this bustling city, located just 14 miles (22 kilometres) from the Equatorial Line. Visit a candy shop to watch a third generation candymaker create a traditional Ecuadorian candy called colaciones,  a  A Local Speciality.  Stroll along La Ronda, one of the oldest streets in Quito and an artist mecca during the 1930s. Eat lunch at a local restaurant and try another A Local Speciality,  canelazo, a delicious spiced cinnamon rum drink. Continue to the Equatorial Line Monument and don’t miss the chance to stand in both the northern and southern hemispheres at the same time! Later, meet a  A Local Expert,  an organic Ecuadorian chocolate-maker, who tells you

all about the production process and brings samples for all to enjoy. Indulge in a Regional Meal this evening featuring delicious local cuisine. (FB L RM) Day 5 | Quito | Cotopaxi National Park | Riobamba Travel south along the Panamerican Highway, through stunning landscapes of valleys and mountains before arriving at Cotopaxi National Park, the site of an active volcano standing 19,642 feet (5,987 metres) high. Meet a  A Local Expert who shares his knowledge and passion for this spectacular natural wonder. Continue on to Limpiopungo Lake where you’ll observe a great number of high-altitude birds, and occasionally, wild horses. Return to the valley where lunch awaits at a 300-year-old hacienda. Venture back to the main road and continue along the “Avenue of the Volcanoes.” Riobamba awaits as you continue alongside massive Chimborazo, the highest mountain in Ecuador.  (FB L D) Hotel: Hacienda Abraspungo Day 6 | Riobamba | Alausi | Ingapirca | Cuenca (2 Nights) Head south to the train station in Alausi where you board the Devil’s Nose Train, an engineering feat of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The railway allows you to discover the topographic obstacles of Ecuador’s diverse landscape as you zigzag down the steep mountainside. Disembark at Sibambe  to visit the local museum built and run by the Nizag community. See the display of local handcrafts, fruit and medicinal plants and try the local coffee. After your train journey,  enjoy a picnic lunch and then visit the Inca ruins of Ingapirca, considered the most important archaeological site in Ecuador.  (FB L) Hotel: El Dorado Day 7 | Cuenca Sightseeing and Free Time Discover the charm of Cuenca with a A Local Expert and admire the red-tiled roofs, cobblestone streets and flowery plazas. Founded as a Spanish settlement in 1557, the beauty of its landscape combined with the harmony between old and modern architecture has prompted UNESCO to name Cuenca a World Cultural Heritage Site. See the Todos los Santos ruins, flower markets, and the main square surrounded by the imposing blue-domed Cathedral. Then visit a few surrounding communities including an arts and crafts village for a  A Unique Insight  into the ancient weaving process of Panama hats and other items made of toquilla straw using traditional methods that date back to pre-Columbian cultures. Also, enjoy the chance to create

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your own pottery while visiting a local pottery maker. The evening is yours to explore. (FB) Day 8 | Cuenca | El Cajas National Park | Guayaquil Journey to Guayaquil through El Cajas National Park. Watch the ever changing flora and fauna as you travel through the beautiful cloud forests to the coast for a visit to a cacao plantation. Here, learn all about growing and harvesting of cacao and

Trip Type: Regional enjoy a delicious lunch. Arrive in Guayaquil and enjoy a short city tour. Tonight,  toast an unforgettable holiday during a  Farewell Dinner at a local restaurant. (FB  L  FD) Hotel: Oro Verde

Fly to Quito and relax in preparation for your Amazon adventure! Hotel: Hilton Colon Day 2  | Quito | Coca | Sacha Lodge (3 Nights) Depart Quito this morning and fly to Coca. Upon arrival, enjoy an exciting boat ride on a motorised canoe to remote Sacha Lodge. Discover the variety of plant and animal species on a hike through the primary jungle, visit one of Ecuador’s largest butterfly farms, and meet with a naturalist who will enlighten you on the biology and ecology of the area. (FB  L  D) Hotel: Sacha Lodge Day 3 | Sacha Lodge, Amazon Enjoy the entire day to explore! Walk along a 940 foot (275 metre) long canopy walkway and discover the rainforest from a bird’s-eye view. (FB L D) Day 4 | Sacha Lodge, Amazon Embark on another canoe tour today through the thriving jungle. Climb a 130 foot (40 metre) high tower atop a ceibo-tree for prime views into the jungle below. Keep an eye out for wildlife including anteaters, ocelots and sloths. Enjoy the afternoon to relax at your lodge. After dinner, head back to the waterways to observe caimans and nocturnal birds from a dugout canoe on the lagoon. (FB L D)

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Today is set aside for independent activities and to enjoy your hotel’s lovely setting. Bike riding, horseback riding, antiquing and hiking are activies to consider. (FB)

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Authentic Accommodation Hacienda Cusin, Otavalo, Ecuador Stay at this A Authentic Accommodation, featuring beautifully decorated guest rooms carefully preserving the historic ambiance, and be sure to stroll its lush gardens.

Extend Your Holiday 5 Day Galapagos Islands Cruise See page 68 for more information on this post-extension. 18 Day Itinerary with Highlights of Peru On select departures, choose to extend your trip with our Highlights of Peru holiday (the purchase of an extra night in Lima or Otavalo is required to bridge the gap). See pages 40 and 41 for more information.

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Highlights of Peru Our most popular Peru holiday, the ancient allure of Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley meet the buzz and bustle of Lima and Cusco with time spent with Insiders who share personal tales of their beloved country. It’s Insider moments like… learning to weave in the Sacred Valley, watching centuries-old dyeing, spinning and weaving techniques, passed from mother to daughter, as the weavers keep their Andean traditions alive. Meeting the curator of the world’s largest private collection of pre-Columbian art, you explore the Larco Museum in Lima. And you hear tales of Dr Diez Canseco’s illustrious ancestors, as you tour his mansion, a traditional country house in Lima’s residential district of Surco, and settle down to a home-cooked Peruvian meal with him.

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Lima (2 Nights)

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Bienvenidos a Lima, founded in 1535 by conquistador Francisco Pizarro who dubbed it the “City of Kings.” A local host will greet you and take you to your hotel in San Isidro, one of Lima’s exclusive neighbourhoods bustling with shops and restaurants (check in time 3 p.m.). Hotel: Novotel Lima

After breakfast, head to Ollantaytambo  to visit this famous Inca stronghold built from immense blocks of stone. Learn about Inca history as you tour the ruins of the hilltop fortress. Next, board the Vistadome train for the journey to the great citadel of the Incas (light snack included). Panoramic windows allow you to appreciate the incredible scenery as you follow the Rio Vilcanota to the town of Aquas Calientes. Upon arrival, take a short ride up to the entrance gate and begin your exploration of one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Visit the ruins of this once-great fortress built in the 15th century and abandoned nearly 100 years later with the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors. See the highlights of this UNESCO World Heritage Site – the great Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and the Intihuatana, an intricately carved rock most likely used as a sundial by the ancient Incas. Dinner is served at the hotel. (FB  D) Hotel: Hatuchay Hotel Machu Picchu

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Kick back, relax and enjoy your morning at the hotel, or perhaps venture out to do some exploring of your own: stroll the bustling streets or visit one of Lima’s lovely parks. At lunchtime, meet your Travel Director and head to Casa Diez Canseco, the private home of an illustrious Lima family, and meet the friendly owner for a Welcome Reception and A Be My Guest lunch. Learn about the history of your host’s ancestors and tour his historic home before celebrating your arrival in Peru with a sumptuous home-cooked meal of traditional Peruvian delicacies. After lunch, bid farewell to your host and spend the afternoon exploring Peru’s capital with your  A Local Expert. Immerse yourself in the colonial splendour of Lima’s Historic Centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the expansive Plaza de Armas with its impressive cathedral and the stately government palace. Then see the Church of San Francisco and discover its hidden catacombs and splendid architecture. The evening is yours—why not try one of Lima’s renowned seafood restaurants? (FB BG) Day 3 | Lima | Cusco | Sacred Valley

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It's iconic places City tours of Lima and Cusco.  Visit the outdoor market at Pisac, the ruins at Ollantaytambo, 15th century fortress of Machu Picchu,  historic Sacsayhuaman and the Larco Museum in Lima. View native wildlife at Awanakancha. Scenic drive through the Sacred Valley. Iconic train journey between the Sacred Valley and Aguas Calientes aboard the Vistadome train. 

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Take a morning flight to Cusco and head for the Sacred Valley. Stop at Awanakancha, a living museum of the Peruvian Andes, where you can see and interact with llamas, alpacas and vicuñas. Enjoy a picnic box lunch before visiting the vibrant market of Pisac where local Quechua people come to sell their produce and handicrafts. Spend some time browsing the stalls, sip a cup of coca tea to help you acclimate to the altitude and keep your ears open for roving bands playing the traditional music of the Andes. Later this afternoon, arrive at your lovely hotel, a former 18th century colonial-style monastery, surrounded by beautiful gardens in the heart of the Sacred Valley. Learn about the  A Local Speciality of Peruvian weaving as you observe centuries-old methods of spinning, dyeing and weaving Andean traditional textiles. This evening, enjoy a convivial dinner with your travelling companions at the hotel. (CB  L  D) Hotel:  Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay

Day 5 | Machu Picchu | Cusco (2 Nights) Return to Machu Picchu to continue exploring on your own. If you’re feeling adventurous, hike up to the Gate of the Sun for stunning views over the fortress and the valley below. Or view the incredible stonework and the amazing feats of engineering required to transport the huge blocks of stone to the top of this isolated mountain. In the early afternoon, descend from your mountaintop aerie and board the train to the Sacred Valley. Then head toward the great colonial city of Cusco by coach. On the way, stop at a local chicheria for a taste of chicha, a  A Local Speciality, and learn how this Peruvian corn beer is made only by women. (FB) Hotel: Novotel Cusco Day 6 | Cusco Sightseeing and Free Time This morning, embark on a tour of Cusco, the “Imperial City,” and the capital of the Incas during their reign. This lively city, rich in history, bears marks of both the Inca and Spanish who came after them. Enjoy an introduction to the highlights of the city, including the incredible baroque Cathedral on the main Plaza de Armas at the heart of the city. Delve deeper into the history of this ancient place at the 17th century Church of Santo Domingo, which was built atop the foundations of the Inca Temple of the Sun, often referred to as Korikancha. Just outside of town, visit the ruins of the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, perched on a hill

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overlooking Cusco and see nearby shrines and warehouses where the Incas stored their grain. Spend the rest of the afternoon on your own in Cusco. This evening, gather with your travelling companions for a Regional Meal at a local restaurant, enjoying delicious Cusquenian dishes and ancestral dance performances. (FB RM) Day 7 | Cusco | Lima Free Time Fly back to Lima late this morning and enjoy an afternoon on your own to do some more exploring, pick up souvenirs or just relax. Later, meet a  A Local Expert, a curator at the Larco Museum, which houses the largest private collection of pre-Columbian art in the world, and learn about the evolution and cultures of Ancient Peru societies. Then gather with your travelling companions for a Farewell Dinner in the museum’s garden restaurant. (FB FD) Hotel: Novotel Lima Day 8 | Depart Lima Transfer to the airport for your onward flight or extend your stay at the Novotel Lima. (CB/FB) Please note: In some locations you will be required to walk on uneven terrain and climb stairs without handrails. You should be in good health and be able to walk without assistance. 

Extend Your Holiday 7 Day Quito & Galapagos Islands Cruise See page 68 for more information on this post-extension. 5 Day Easter Island See page 67 for more information on this post-extension.

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Extend Your Holiday 5 Day Peruvian Amazon See page 66 for more information on this pre-extension. 18 Day Itinerary with Colourful Trails of Ecuador  On select departures, choose to extend your trip by adding our Colourful Trails of Ecuador holiday. See page 38-39 for more information.

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Festive Departures: We’ve arranged Christmas or New Year’s Eve celebrations for these departures.

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In the Footsteps of the Incas Treading the paths of the Incas and their ancestors, we uncover the symbols of Peru, from Lake Titicaca to Machu Picchu, travelling in comfort to this World Heritage Site aboard the Vistadome train.  It’s Insider moments like… sailing across Lake Titicaca to the floating reed islands of the Uros Indians with an expert introducing you to the native Quechua-speaking villagers. We take a closer look at the treasures left behind at Machu Picchu, getting a unique view of life there from more than 360 artefacts found in 1912 and now housed at La Casa Concha Museum in Cusco. And, of course, we try authentic Peruvian food and drink – like the local favourite chicha, a drink made only by women, which we enjoy at a local chicheria. Day 3 | Lima | Cusco | Sacred Valley

Tradtional boats on Lake Titicaca

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Lima (2 Nights) Bienvenidos a Lima, dubbed the “City of Kings” by conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1535. You will be met by a local host upon arrival and taken to your luxury hotel in fashionable Miraflores (check in time 3 p.m.). Hotel: Hilton Miraflores Day 2 | Lima Free Time and Sightseeing

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It's iconic places City tours in Lima and Cusco.  Visit an animal sanctuary in Cochahuasi, the outdoor market at Pisac, the ruins at Ollantaytambo, 15th century fortress of Machu Picchu, historic Sacsayhuaman, the Uros Islands, and the Larco Museum in Lima. Cruise Lake Titicaca. Scenic drive through the Sacred Valley. Iconic train journey between the Sacred Valley and Aguas Calientes aboard the Vistadome train. 

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Later this morning, a special experience is waiting to welcome you to beautiful Peru. Meet Sebastian Figuera, a young chef who has already worked alongside many of Peru’s award-winning chefs. Visit a local market in Surquillo where Sebastian explains how Peruvian fruits and vegetables are the bases of diverse Peruvian cooking. Afterward, visit the Barranco Museum of Contemporary Art's restaurant for a Welcome Reception and  A Be My Guest  lunch of typical Peruvian dishes, such as aji de gallina and lomo saltado, created just for you by  Sebastian and the restaurant owner. After lunch, start your city tour of the highlights of Lima with a A Local Expert. Enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of Lima’s ancient districts and visit the Church of San Francisco, the most notable group of colonial buildings in the city. Its unique wooden cupola of Moorish design covers the imperial staircase. Explore the impressive underground catacombs along with a religious art museum and extensive library. (FB BG)

Fly to Cusco this morning. On the drive to the Sacred Valley, stop to meet a Shaman who will perform a Pago a la Tierra (Payment to Mother Earth) ceremony, an ancient ritual of the Andean culture and A Unique Insight  to welcome you to Cusco and bless your trip. Afterward, stop to visit an animal rescue sanctuary, another  A Unique Insight, in Cochahuasi where animals such as vicuñas, alpacas, llamas, and Andean condors are being protected and rehabilitated. Here you will also learn about the natural dyeing techniques native weavers from different areas use as they show their various weaving styles and way of dress, a  A Local Speciality. Enjoy a box picnic lunch before exploring the vibrant handicraft market of Pisac. Visit a local chicheria to learn about chicha, a  A Local Speciality and favourite drink of the Andes. Arrive at your luxurious valley retreat in the heart of the Andes this afternoon. (CB  L  D) Hotel:  Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness Day 4 | Sacred Valley | Machu Picchu Head toward Machu Picchu aboard the Vistadome train (light snack included). Panoramic views of the valley and mountains are sure to delight. Once you arrive at this UNESCO World Heritage Site, explore the stunning ruins of this oncegreat fortress with a A Local Expert. Visit the great Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and the intricately carved Intihuatana.  Later, if you’re interested in participating, a cooking class will be offered by the hotel’s head chef where you will learn how to prepare Peruvian ceviche and mix the perfect pisco sour. Dinner is at the hotel this evening. (FB  D) Hotel: Sumaq Machu Picchu Day 5 | Machu Picchu | Ollantaytambo | Cusco (2 Nights) Return to Machu Picchu and continue your exploration on your own. Perhaps hike up to the Gate of the Sun for stunning views. Then travel back to the Sacred Valley by train and visit the Inca stronghold of Ollantaytambo. This evening is free to explore Cusco or simply enjoy the amenities of your elegant five star hotel. (FB) Hotel:  Palacio del Inka, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel A Authentic Accommodation Day 6 | Cusco Sightseeing and Free Time Meet a  A Local Expert  and begin the day with a visit to Sacsayhuaman, an impressive site of ruins towering over Cusco and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then visit the Cathedral, a stunning example of colonial architecture that was completed in 1694 after over 100 years of construction. Also visit

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bohemian San Blas, a unique neighbourhood with artisan shops and craft workshops. Stroll the cobblestone streets and admire the Incan Walls. Later, visit La Casa Concha Museum, a  A Unique Insight, to see  archaeologist Hiram Bingham’s 360 artefacts which were recently sent back to Peru from Yale University. Then meet an anthropologist, your  A Local Expert, from the renowned National University of Antonio Abad in Cusco and gain an insight into Peru’s history, geography and culture. The afternoon is free followed by a Your Choice Dining experience, giving you the option to eat at one of several local restaurants. (FB YC) Day 7 | Cusco Sightseeing | Juliaca | Puno (2 Nights) This morning, see the most important temple in the Inca Empire, the Temple of Korikancha. Enjoy a walking tour with a A Local Expert who shares stories about one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the western hemisphere. Afterward, visit a favourite restaurant in Cusco for a lunch of local cuisine. Fly to Juliaca and meet with a  A Local Expert to learn about daily life on the Peruvian Altiplano before transferring to Puno along the shores of magnificent Lake Titicaca. Relish the lake at sunset for breathtaking views not soon forgotten. (FB L) Hotel: Libertador Lake Titicaca Day 8 | Lake Titicaca Excursion Discover the floating Uros Islands on lovely Lake Titicaca aboard a cruise with a A Local Expert. The islands are constructed out of reeds by the native Uros Indians. Embark on a private tour of Taquile Island to meet the local Quechua-speaking villagers, renowned for their knitting and weaving techniques. Learn more about the culture of the people living on the island and enjoy a Regional Meal before some free time this afternoon. Perhaps join an optional outing to the pre-Incan burial ground of Sullistani at sunset. Tonight, dinner is at a local restaurant in Puno. (FB RM D) Day 9 | Puno | Juliaca | Lima This morning, your journey continues with a flight to Lima. Take advantage of some

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free time this afternoon. Tonight, experience one of Lima’s most renowned museums after dark. Visit the Larco Museum, full of pre-Columbian artefacts such as jewelry, ceramics and pots that offer insight into the cultures of ancient Peru. You’ll then sit down to a gourmet Farewell Dinner of Peruvian dishes, while you overlook the museum’s beautiful gardens; a night of great food and culture celebrating your Peruvian holiday! (FB FD) Hotel: Hilton Miraflores

Please note: In some locations you will be required to walk on uneven terrain and climb stairs without handrails. You should be in good health and be able to walk without assistance. 

Extend Your Holiday 5 Day Peruvian Amazon See page  66 for more information on this pre-extension.

Extend Your Holiday 5 Day Easter Island See page  67 for more information on this post-extension.

Authentic Accommodation Palacio del Inka, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel, Cusco, Peru A mansion dating back nearly five centuries, this elegant A Authentic Accommodation is an iconic representation of old world Cusco surrounded by the historic city centre.

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 72 for details. Option to pre-pay gratuities per person for Travel Director and Driver. £49. Land and Intra Air prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Lima-Cusco, Cusco-Juliaca and Juliaca-Lima and require purchase of round-trip travel on a OneWorld® Alliance member airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities. If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2014. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com.   Note: On the train to Machu Picchu, only hand luggage (overnight bag) can be taken. Your suitcase will be securely stored and returned to you in Cusco. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

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Family Experiences

Conquistadors, Sacred Valleys & Inca Mysteries The history of the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and ‘City of Kings’, mixed with the thrill of white water rafting and sand buggy rides: there’s plenty of family fun on this trip to Peru. It’s Insider moments like… being face-to-face with a Shaman performing an ancient Incan ceremony, and then taking part in Sapo – a ‘frog game’ handed down through the Incan royalty. It’s gazing up at the stars that light the night sky and learning about the constellations from an astronomy expert. And listening to the delicate notes of the panpipes in Cusco, learning more about the origins of this traditional instrument before trying your hand at it under the watchful eye of an expert musician. covers the imperial staircase. Explore the impressive underground catacombs along with a religious art museum and extensive library. This evening is yours to enjoy at leisure. (FB BG) Day 3 | Lima | Cusco | Sacred Valley (3 Nights)

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Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco.  Upon arrival, meet a Shaman for a  A Unique Insight  into  an ancient ritual of the Andean culture,  a Payment to the Mother’s Earth Ceremony,  both to welcome you to Cusco and to bless your trip. Visit an animal rescue sanctuary at Cochahuasi, a  A Unique Insight, to observe animals such as vicuñas, alpacas, puma, llamas, and Andean condors. Also here, learn about different styles of Andean weaving, a A Local Speciality, including insights into the natural dyeing techniques, and have a chance to see native weavers from different regions at work. Continue to Wayra Ranch for a paso horse show and Regional Meal lunch. Next, stop at a chicheria, to learn about chicha, a traditional Peruvian drink and  A Local Speciality and where kids and kids at heart can also join a frog game or “sapo”, handed down by an ancient Inca royal family. Afterward, travel to your lovely hotel complete with swimming pools and a small movie theatre, ideal for family entertainment! (CB  RM) Hotel:  Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness

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Bienvenidos a Lima! Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted and taken to your hotel (check in time is 3 p.m.) in Miraflores, close to lots of fun restaurants and shops. Hotel: Casa Andina Select Miraflores

All aboard! Ride the rails on an adventure to mysterious Machu Picchu—“The Lost City of the Incas”—one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Visit the ruins, the great Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and many more cool places. Save up some energy to hike up to the Gate of the Sun along the Inca Trail to look out over the fortress and the valley below. Return to your hotel by train late this afternoon. This evening, it’s pizza night! Make your own pizza, and later listen to the stories of an Andean storyteller to complete an exciting day. (FB L D)

Pisac, Cusco

Day 2 | Lima Free Time and Sightseeing

Donkey at Sacred Valley

It's iconic places City tours in UNESCO World Heritage Historical Centers, Lima and Cusco. Visit the animal rescue sanctuary at Cochahuasi, Peru’s Paso horses at Wayra Ranch, the 15th century fortress of Machu Picchu, a Shaman in the Sacred Valley, an Observatory in the Sacred Valley, historic Maras, ancient Sacsayhuaman, the sand dunes of Ica and the Larco Museum in Lima.  Cruise around Galapagos-like Ballestas Islands. Iconic train journey between the Sacred Valley and Aguas Calientes aboard the Vistadome train. Scenic drive through the Sacred Valley.

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This morning, a special experience is waiting to welcome you to beautiful Peru. Meet Sebastian Figuera, a young chef who has worked alongside many awardwinning Peruvian chefs. Visit a local market in Surquillo, bordering Miraflores, where Sebastian will explain how Peruvian fruits and vegetables are the bases of diverse Peruvian cooking. Afterward, visit the Barranco Museum of Contemporary Art's restaurant for a Welcome Reception A Be My Guest  lunch of local Peruvian dishes, such as aji de gallina and lomo saltado, created just for you by Sebastian and the restaurant owner. After lunch, start your city tour of the highlights of Lima. Enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of Lima’s ancient districts and visit the Church of San Francisco, the most notable group of colonial buildings in the city. Its unique wooden cupola of Moorish design

Day 5 | Sacred Valley Adventures Enjoy a free morning to relax and take a few optional outings such as river rafting, mountain biking, and horseback riding. Tempting your taste buds at another Regional Meal is a Peruvian Pachamanca feast, where your lunch is cooked in traditional fashion – in a large hollow in the ground! Afterward, meet an artisan and  A Local Expert,  and visit his workshop for a lesson on how Peruvian ceramics and pottery are made. Tonight star gaze at a local Observatory (weather permitting). (FB RM)

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Did you know that potatoes originated from Peru over 7,000 years ago and that today, Peruvian farmers grow more kinds of corn than anywhere else on earth? Learn about Peru’s ancient farming history as you explore some local farm fields. Continue to Maras and visit the amazing ancient Inca salt pans with a guide. Visit a local family for lunch (box lunch provided) and learn how to make delicious quinua soup, a  A Local Speciality. At the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman, test your strength and try to figure out how the ancient Incas moved these enormous stones all on their own. (FB L) Hotel: Novotel Cusco

Winery, while kids will enjoy a stop at a chocolate factory. This afternoon, hit the slopes on a fast and furious dune buggy ride and sand boarding adventure on the vast sand dunes. There is also plenty of time to enjoy the amenities of your resort hotel including the pool, tennis courts, paintball and a Peruvian style squash court. (FB)

This morning, meet a A Local Expert  and check out Cusco’s Temple of the Sun said to be cloaked in silver and gold!  Visit the impressive Cathedral and San Blas, the bohemian quarter of Cusco with its intimate cobblestone alleys filled with shops and artisan studios. Visit a local music shop and learn how to play the panpipe (Peruvian flute), a  A Unique Insight. The afternoon is free for further exploration. In the evening, enjoy a Regional Meal accompanied by local dances and music. (FB RM) Day 8 | Cusco | Lima | Ica (2 Nights)

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Fly back to Lima and travel  south into the Peruvian desert to Ica whose dry climate is just perfect for the preservation of mummies. View the creepy collection and learn about the sacred burial process at the Regional Museum. (FB  L) Hotel: Las Dunas Sun Resort

Bid adios to your newfound compañeros as you take your transfer to the airport for your onward travel arrangements. (CB/FB)

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Day 9 | Ica Adventures Take to the sky to see the otherworldly Nazca Lines, yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the mysterious ancient drawings of creatures and wonder how and why they were created. Back on the ground, grownups can sample Peru’s A  Local Speciality, Pisco, at El Catador Pisco

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Please note: In some locations you will be required to walk on uneven terrain and climb stairs without handrails. You should be in good health and be able to walk without assistance. 

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Day 10 | Ica | Ballestas Islands | Lima Board a motorboat for an expedition with a A Local Expert  to the Ballestas Islands, a wildlife wonderland. Be sure to look back toward the coast to see the Candelabra, another mysterious design carved into the earth; then observe sea lions, Humboldt penguins, countless bird species, and, if you’re lucky, blue-footed boobies and dolphins playing in the waves. Return to Lima early this afternoon. Tonight, celebrate your new friendships and share your awesome experiences with a visit to the Larco Museum, where a A Local Expert, a curator,  brings to life the ancient cultures of Peru, followed by a Farewell Dinner with wine in the garden restaurant of the museum. On the way back to the hotel, stop to see the Magic Fountains, an unforgettable collection of colourful and lively fountains in Lima’s city centre. (FB FD) Hotel: Casa Andina Select Miraflores

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Crossovers: These departures operate as per the 2014 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at time of booking. 2016 dates: Subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed in the 2016 brochure.

Festive Departures: We’ve arranged a Christmas celebration for these departures.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 72 for details. Option to pre-pay gratuities per person for Travel Director and Driver. £56. Land and Intra Air prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Lima-Cusco and Cusco-Lima and require purchase of round-trip travel on a OneWorld® Alliance member airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities. If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2014. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com.  

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Airport Transfers and flights included Trafalgar now includes return scheduled flights and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 72 for details.

Extend Your Holiday 7 Day Quito & Galapagos Islands Cruise See page 68 for more information on this post-extension. 5 Day Easter Island See page 67 for more information on this post-extension.

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Land of the Incas Peru’s classic Inca sights and cities meet experiences like flightseeing over the ancient Nazca Lines and sailing to Ballestas Islands, known as the mini-Galapagos, home to some unique and elusive wildlife. It’s Insider moments like… listening to an expert archaeologist, whose stories of digs and discoveries conjure images of Indiana Jones and help bring the Inca people and Machu Picchu to life. Like expert Peter Frost, who talks about his 35 years exploring the Andes – and his incredible discovery in 1999 which was featured in National Geographic News. We also stay in luxury at Palacio del Inka, an authentic storied mansion, dating back nearly five centuries, in the historic centre of Cusco.

View over Plaza de Armas, Cusco

Uros family, Lake Titicaca

It's iconic places City tours of Lima and Cusco.  Visit an animal rescue sanctuary in Cochahuasi, the outdoor market at Pisac,  the ruins at Ollantaytambo, 15th century fortress of Machu Picchu, historic Sacsayhuaman, the Uros Islands,  and the Larco Museum in Lima. Cruise around Galapagoslike Ballestas Islands. Scenic drive through the Sacred Valley. Iconic train journey between the Sacred Valley and Aguas Calientes aboard the Vistadome train.

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Fur seals, Ballestas Islands

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Bienvenidos a Lima, dubbed the “City of Kings” by conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1535.   You will be met by a local host upon arrival and taken to your luxury hotel in fashionable Miraflores (check in time 3 p.m.). Hotel: Hilton Miraflores Day 2 | Lima Free Time and Sightseeing Late this morning, a special experience is waiting to welcome you to beautiful Peru. Meet Sebastian Figuera, a young chef who has already worked alongside many of Peru’s award-winning chefs. Visit a local market in Surquillo where Sebastian will explain how Peruvian fruits and vegetables are the bases of diverse Peruvian cooking. Afterward, visit Barranco Museum of Contemporary Art's restaurant for a Welcome Reception and  A Be My Guest  lunch of typical Peruvian dishes, such as aji de gallina and lomo saltado, created just for you by Sebastian and the restaurant owner. After lunch, start your city tour of the highlights of Lima with a A Local Expert. Enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of Lima’s ancient districts and visit the Church of San Francisco, the most notable group of colonial buildings in the city. Its unique wooden cupola of Moorish design covers the imperial staircase. Explore the impressive underground catacombs along with a religious art museum and extensive library. (FB BG) Day 3 | Lima | Cusco | Sacred Valley Fly to Cusco this morning. On the drive to the Sacred Valley, stop to meet a Shaman who will perform a Pago a la Tierra (Payment to Mother Earth) ceremony, an ancient ritual of the Andean culture and A Unique Insight to welcome you to Cusco and bless your trip. Afterward, stop to visit an animal rescue sanctuary, a A Unique Insight, in Cochahuasi where animals such as vicuñas, alpacas, llamas, and Andean condors are being protected and rehabilitated. Here you will also learn about the natural dyeing techniques native

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weavers from different areas use as they show their various weaving styles and way of dress, a  A Local Speciality. Enjoy a picnic box lunch before exploring the vibrant handicraft market of Pisac. Visit a local chicheria to learn about chicha, a A Local Speciality  and favourite drink of the Andes. Arrive at your luxurious valley retreat in the heart of the Andes this afternoon. (CB L D) Hotel: Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness

Day 5 | Machu Picchu | Ollantaytambo | Cusco (2 Nights) Return to Machu Picchu and continue your exploration on your own. Perhaps hike up to the Gate of the Sun for stunning views. Then travel back to the Sacred Valley by train and visit the Inca stronghold of Ollantaytambo. This evening is free to explore Cusco or simply enjoy the amenities of your elegant five star hotel. (FB) Hotel:  Palacio del Inka, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel A Authentic Accommodation

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Day 4 | Sacred Valley | Machu Picchu Head toward Machu Picchu aboard the Vistadome train (light snack included). Panoramic views of the valley and mountains are sure to delight. Once you arrive at this UNESCO World Heritage Site, explore the stunning ruins of this once-great fortress with a A Local Expert. Visit the great Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and the intricately carved Intihuatana. Later, if you’re interested in participating, a cooking class will be offered by the hotel’s head chef where you will learn how to prepare Peruvian ceviche and mix the perfect pisco sour. Dinner is at the hotel this evening. (FB  D) Hotel: Sumaq Machu Picchu

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Crossovers: These departures operate as per the 2014 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at time of booking. 2016 dates: Subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed in the 2016 brochure.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 72 for details. Option to pre-pay gratuities per person for Travel Director and Driver. £67. Land and Intra Air prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Lima-Cusco, Cusco-Juliaca and Juliaca-Lima and require purchase of round-trip travel on a OneWorld® Alliance member airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities. If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2014. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com.   Note: On the train to Machu Picchu, only hand luggage (overnight bag) can be taken. Your suitcase will be securely stored and returned to you in Cusco.

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Day 6 | Cusco Sightseeing and Free Time Meet a A Local Expert and begin the day with a visit to Sacsayhuaman, an impressive site of ruins towering over Cusco and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then visit the Cathedral, a stunning example of colonial architecture that was completed in 1694 after over 100 years of construction. Also visit bohemian San Blas, a unique neighbourhood with artisan shops and craft workshops. Stroll the cobblestone streets and admire the Incan Walls. Later, visit La Casa Concha Museum, a A Unique Insight, to see archeologist Hiram Bingham’s 360 artefacts which were recently sent back to Peru from Yale University. Learn more about the nearby 13th century Incan settlement of Qoriwayrachina with a  A Local Expert like Peter Frost who found this hidden site back in 1999. The afternoon is free followed by a Your Choice Dining experience, giving you a choice to eat at one of several restaurants. (FB YC) Day 7 | Cusco Puno (2 Nights)

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In the morning,  meet a A Local Expert  for a walking visit of the nearby Temple of Korikancha, the most important temple in the Inca Empire. After, sample the cuisine with lunch at a local restaurant in Cusco. Fly to Juliaca where you will meet your  A Local Expert to learn about daily life on the Peruvian Altiplano before arriving in Puno along the shores of magnificent Lake Titicaca. Enjoy breathtaking views of the lake at sunset. (FB L) Hotel: Libertador Lake Titicaca Day 8 | Lake Titicaca Excursion Cruise beautiful Lake Titicaca with a A Local Expert. Discover the floating islands constructed out of reeds by the Uros Indians. Next is Taquile Island for a private tour to meet local Quechua-speaking villagers, renowned for their knitting and weaving techniques. Learn more about the culture of the people living on the island and enjoy a Regional Meal lunch before some free time this afternoon.

Perhaps join an optional outing to the pre-Incan burial ground of Sullistani at sunset. Tonight, dinner is at a favourite local restaurant in Puno. (FB RM D)

Day 12 | Depart Lima

Day 9 | Puno | Lima | Paracas (2 Nights)

Please note: In some locations you will be required to walk on uneven terrain and climb stairs without handrails. You should be in good health and be able to walk without assistance. 

Fly back to Lima this morning and travel south along the Pan  American Highway to Paracas for a closer look at rural life in Peru, while enjoying sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean, surrounded by golden desert landscape (box lunch included). Dinner is at your lovely seaside hotel. (FB  L  D) Hotel: Aranwa Paracas Resort & Spa Day 10 | Paracas | Nazca Lines Flight and Free Time Explore the Regional Museum of Ica with its superb examples of Paracas weavings and textiles, well-preserved mummies and scale model of the Nazca Lines. Then take to the skies for an unforgettable experience as you soar high over the coastal desert to see the enigmatic Nazca Lines, gigantic geometric designs created between 400 and 600 AD, viewable only from the air. Marvel at their stylized lines and wonder about the civilisation that created them. Then visit Bodega El Catador to learn about and taste the finest Pisco in the country, a  A Local Speciality. The rest of the day is free at your oceanfront resort. (FB D) Day 11 | Paracas | Ballestas Islands | Lima Cruise around the uninhabited Ballestas Islands, a “mini-Galapagos” teeming with wildlife including fur seals, sea lions, dolphins, penguins and thousands of birds, including the elusive blue-footed booby. See another mysterious design in the earth—the majestic Candelabra. Back on dry land, travel back to Lima. Upon arrival, freshen up and join your travel companions for a visit to the Larco Museum and learn about ancient Peruvian cultures, before enjoying a festive Farewell Dinner with wine in the garden restaurant of the museum. (FB  FD) Hotel: Hilton Miraflores

Say hasta luego to Peru and transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your holiday in Lima at the Hilton Miraflores. (CB/FB)

Authentic Accommodation Palacio del Inka, a Starwood Collection Hotel, Cusco, Peru

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A mansion dating back nearly five centuries, this elegant A Authentic Accommodation is an iconic representation of old world Cusco surrounded by the historic city centre.

Extend Your Holiday 5 Day Peruvian Amazon See page 66 for more information on this pre-extension. 

Extend Your Holiday 7 Day Quito & Galapagos Cruise See page  68 for more information on this post-extension. 5 Day Easter Island See page  67 for more information on this post-extension.

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Impressions of South America This leisurely South America trip gives you Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Christ the Redeemer statue and Iguassu Falls by day – and samba fun in Rio and tango in Buenos Aires by night. It’s Insider moments like… sneaking behind the scenes at elegant Teatro Cólon, built in 1908 for a society that demanded elite opera in Buenos Aires – discover the main stage and explore the backstage. And you learn to mix the perfect caipirinha – Brazil’s citrusy national drink – at a barbecue night at the local churrascaria, giving a real taste of how the locals party with music, tasty barbecued meats and cocktails.

Iguassu Falls

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Rio de Janeiro (4 Nights) Bemvindo ao Rio de Janeiro! You will arrive and be met at the airport by a local host and taken to your lovely oceanfront hotel (check in time is 3 p.m.). Enjoy your hotel’s superb location overlooking Copacabana Beach and minutes from downtown Rio.  Hotel: Windsor Atlantica Day 2 | Rio de Janeiro At Leisure and Sightseeing

Café Tortoni, Buenos Aires

It's iconic places City tour of Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue, Corcovado and Iguassu Falls.

Enjoy a leisurely morning before joining your Travel Director for an exploration of the cidade maravilhosa (marvellous city) and its many contrasts, from the 18th century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church to the 20th century opera house, Sambodromo, and city Cathedral. Ascend Sugarloaf Mountain via cable car for astounding bay and city views followed by a festive Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. (FB WR)

Day 3 | Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and At Leisure Board a classic cogwheel train for the journey to the summit of majestic Corcovado, site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. After admiring the panoramic views, head back down the mountain and see the song-inspiring Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. This evening, learn how to mix the perfect caipirinha, a A Local Speciality and Brazil’s national cocktail, and then indulge in a traditional barbecue Regional Meal at a local churrascaria. (FB RM) Day 4 | Rio de Janeiro At Leisure Enjoy a full day to explore the wonders of Rio on your own. Your Travel Director will be happy to help you plan your day. continued on the next page...

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Take a sailboat cruise along the coast, a helicopter ride over Copacabana or visit a nearby favella (local town). Tonight, there’s an optional outing to see a lively Carnival extravaganza of Samba song and dance. (FB) Day 5 | Rio de Janeiro | Iguassu Falls (2 Nights) Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore on your own. Perhaps a swim in the Atlantic sounds refreshing. This afternoon, visit a Samba School, and A Unique Insight,   to see how the school operates and prepares for Carnival week. See Carnival props and if you desire, join a Samba dance lesson. Then take a flight to magnificent Iguassu Falls, straddling the border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Iguassu National Park boasts one of the world’s largest and most impressive waterfalls and is home to many rare and endangered species of flora and fauna. This evening, enjoy a convivial dinner with your travel companions at the hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Iguassu Resort Day 6 | Iguassu Falls Sightseeing and At Leisure Enter Iguassu National Park and spend the morning exploring the Brazilian side of the cascades with a A Local Expert, including a scenic walk through the rainforest to the base of the falls. After enjoying lunch at a local restaurant with a view of the falls, return to your resort hotel for an afternoon at leisure. Take advantage of your resort’s amenities or choose from a variety of optional activities, including a jetboat ride to the base of the falls, helicopter flightseeing or a visit to a tropical bird reserve home to more than 500 species of birds. (FB L) Day 7 | Iguassu Falls | Buenos Aires (3 Nights) Cross the border into Argentina and spend some time getting to know the geography of the area

at the Visitors Centre. Take a walk along a scenic catwalk to view the thunderous Devil’s Throat Falls and ride the open-air ecological jungle train for a different perspective of the mighty cascades. Then fly to Buenos Aires and arrive at your stylish hotel. Argentina’s sizzling capital is renowned for its international designer boutiques, fine dining venues, museums, cultural pursuits, modern theatres and the famous Teatro Colon. (FB) Hotel: InterContinental Buenos Aires Day 8 | Buenos Aires Sightseeing and At Leisure Embark with a A Local Expert on a guided tour of the passionate city where the tango was born. See the Casa Rosada, Metropolitan Cathedral and other government buildings; the colourful neighbourhood of La Boca; San Telmo and lovely Palermo, home to fashionable cafes and verdant parks.  See the Teatro Colon, a landmark in Buenos Aires and a A Unique Insight. Take a backstage tour of the Opera House, including the main function rooms and the main stage. Lastly, visit the Recoleta Cemetery, where Argentina’s former first lady, Eva Peron (Evita), is buried. This evening, do as the locals do and linger over a Regional Meal and a chance for an authentic taste of world-renowned Argentinian beef! Cap off the evening watching the best tango dancers in Buenos Aires perform, and experience the passion and power of the traditional tango – the most representative and beloved music in Argentina. (FB RM) Day 9 | Buenos Aires At Leisure Relish a morning and afternoon at leisure to pursue your own interests in the “Paris of South America.” The possibilities are endless. Delve into one of the country’s finest museums at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, set in a lovely park in the Recoleta neighbourhood. Follow

in the footsteps of Argentina’s most revered writer, Jorge Luis Borges, as you browse the many bookstores of Buenos Aires and sip a coffee at the famed Cafe Tortoni. If you’d like to experience a different side of Argentina, choose an optional trip into the countryside to a traditional estancia (ranch); share a drink with the local gauchos (cowboys), learn about their lives and marvel at their consummate horsemanship during a lively equestrian show before sitting down to a sumptuous traditional parrillada (barbecue) lunch. Tonight, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an exclusive A Be My Guest  Farewell Dinner experience in Palermo Soho. You will be welcomed by a local family and long-time residents of this now-trendy neighbourhood. Be delighted, as they wine and dine you with homemade family recipes in the kitchen. Discover the secrets of kneading country bread. Watch as your hosts demonstrate the art of typical Argentinian crafts. Spending time with this family will be an experience you won’t soon forget. (FB BG) Day 10 | Depart Buenos Aires Say hasta luego to Argentina today and transfer to the airport for your flight home. For your convenience, your rooms are reserved until 5 p.m. Or you may choose to extend your stay in Buenos Aires. (FB)

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Extend your holiday with a 3 day post-extension to Uruguay, a small country with a large heart. Boasting a coastline of beautiful sandy beaches, several sweet-water rivers and lakes, and Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and British influences. 

This morning take the included transfer to the pier for the Hydrofoil crossing to Colonia del Sacramento. This small colonial city was founded by the Portuguese in 1680 at time when Spain and Portugal were in the midst of confrontations. The Empires fought for over a hundred years, until the Treaty of Saint Ildefonso awarded it to Spain. Colonia is the oldest city in Uruguay and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995. Today this beautiful historic city has a lot to say about its colonial past and you’ll learn  both the highlights and a few secrets. Later this afternoon, board your scheduled coach transfer to Montevideo. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (FB) Hotel: Sheraton Four Points Day 2  | Montevideo Sightseeing and Free Time Enjoy a morning city tour with a

local guide  as you drive along the waterfront, and see Constitution Square, the Cathedral, the colonial Town Hall, Solis Theatre and Independence Square. You’ll drive along the main street with its charming shops and cafes. See also the Congress Building, a marble structure of more than 52 colours, built between 1908 and 1925 and the pride of Uruguay. Other highlights include the Prado neighbourhood and the residential area of Carrasco. The rest of the day is at leisure or you can take an optional winery tour located just outside the city. Tour this family-run winery and a wine tasting of several varieties is included. (FB)

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Best of South America Three wonderful cities on a laid-back holiday: Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and Santiago come together with the mighty Iguassu Falls, on this relaxed exploration into South America. It’s Insider moments like… being charmed by a vibrant young Buenos Aires family as they wine, dine and entertain you in their home. Lina lets you in on the secret of her delicious bread and Gaspar shows how tango should be danced. It’s Tango dancing the night away in Buenos Aires and eating succulent barbecued meats at a churrascaria in Rio de Janeiro. And it’s getting an insider’s guide to vibrant Santiago, as you discover the local stories behind historic landmarks like Plaza de Armas and buzzing Central Market.

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Rio de Janeiro (4 Nights) Bemvindo ao Rio de Janeiro! On arrival at the airport, you will be met by a local host and taken to your lovely oceanfront hotel (check-in time 3 p.m.). Relax, get settled and enjoy your hotel’s superb location overlooking Copacabana Beach.  Hotel: Windsor Atlantica Day 2 | Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing

Avenida 9 de Julio, Buenos Aires

Enjoy a leisurely morning before joining your Travel Director for an exploration of the cidade maravilhosa (marvellous city) and its many contrasts, from the 18th century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church to the 20th century opera house, Sambodromo, and city Cathedral. Ascend Sugarloaf Mountain via cable car for astounding bay and city views followed by a festive Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. (FB WR) Day 3 | Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and At Leisure Journey by cogwheel train to the summit of majestic Corcovado, site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Back down the mountain, see the song-inspiring Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. The rest of the day is at leisure. This evening, learn to mix a A Local Speciality, the national cocktail, the caipirinha, and indulge in a traditional Regional Meal barbecue at a local churrascaria. (FB RM)

Valparaiso, Chile

Day 4 | Rio de Janeiro At Leisure Enjoy a full day to explore the wonders of Rio on your own. Optional activities include a tour into the nearby favellas, a sailboat cruise and a helicopter flight over Copacabana Beach. Tonight, join the optional outing to a Carnival extravaganza of live Samba entertainment. (FB) Day 5 | Rio de Janeiro | Iguassu Falls (2 Nights)

Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro

It's iconic places City tour of Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and Santiago. Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue, Corcovado and Iguassu Falls. See the Church of San Francisco.

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Relax and enjoy a free morning for independent activities. This afternoon, visit a Samba School, and  A Unique Insight,   to see how the school operates and prepares for Carnival week.  See Carnival props and should you desire, join a Samba dance lesson. Afterward, head to the airport for the short flight to Iguassu Falls. These 275 separate falls cover nearly two miles along the Iguassu River. This evening, enjoy a convivial dinner with your companions at the hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Iguassu Resort Day 6 | Iguassu Falls Sightseeing and At Leisure Enter Iguassu National Park, a UNESCO

World Heritage Site, and meet your

A Local Expert to explore the Brazilian side

of Iguassu, including a scenic walk through the rainforest to the base of the falls. After  lunch at a restaurant overlooking the falls, return to your hotel for a leisurely afternoon at your resort. You may wish to join an optional activity such as a jetboat ride to the base of the falls or a helicopter flightseeing tour. (FB L)

Day 7 | Iguassu Falls | Buenos Aires (3 Nights) Cross the border into Argentina and board the open-air ecological jungle train for a different perspective of the cascades and walk along a scenic catwalk to see the thunderous Devil’s Throat Falls. Then fly to Buenos Aires, a city renowned for its boutiques, fine dining, museums and the famous Teatro Colon. (FB) Hotel: InterContinental Buenos Aires Day 8 | Buenos Aires Sightseeing and At Leisure Embark on an in-depth tour with a A Local Expert to see the Casa Rosada, Metropolitan Cathedral and other government buildings; the colourful neighbourhood of La Boca; San Telmo and lovely Palermo. See the Teatro Colon, a landmark in Buenos Aires and a A Unique Insight. Take a backstage tour of the Opera House, including the main function rooms and the main stage. Lastly, visit the Recoleta Cemetery where Argentina’s former First Lady, Eva Peron (Evita), is buried. This evening, get ready for a festive Regional Meal and a chance to savour renowned Argentinian beef followed by a sensual Tango dance performance. (FB RM) Day 9 | Buenos Aires At Leisure A full day at leisure—explore on your own or perhaps take an optional trip to a traditional estancia (ranch) and learn about the life of a gaucho (cowboy) while enjoying a barbecue lunch and equestrian show. This evening, enjoy an exclusive A Be My Guest experience in Palermo Soho. You will be welcomed by a local family and long-time residents of this now-trendy neighbourhood. Be delighted, as they wine and dine you with homemade family recipes in the kitchen. Discover the secrets of kneading country bread. Watch as they demonstrate the art of typical Argentinian crafts. Spending time with this lively family will be a memory you won’t soon forget. (FB BG) Day 10 | Buenos Aires | Santiago (3 Nights) Bid “Adios” to Buenos Aires and say “Hola” to Santiago as you fly west across the Andes to the Chilean capital. Settle into your hotel, situated in the heart of one of Santiago’s

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This morning  meet your A Local Expert and embark on a tour of this vibrant city, travelling past Club Hipico—the regal racetrack—and sprawling Parque O’Higgins. Drive along Alameda Avenue past the Church of San Francisco and the University of Chile on your way to the dynamic Plaza de Armas with its fountains and sculptures. View the Palacio de la Moneda, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Central Market. Head up San Cristobal Hill for panoramic views of the city and the snow-capped Andes. Your afternoon is free or you may choose to join an optional trip to the Maipo Valley, Chile’s most traditional wine-producing region known for its premium wines. Visit an exclusive winery and meet the winemaker for a personalised winery experience, from the vineyards to the bottling process. Celebrate Chile’s proud wine-making traditions with a wine tasting. Return to your hotel for an evening set aside for independent activities. (FB) Day 12 | Santiago At Leisure Enjoy a full day at leisure in Santiago. Perhaps join an optional trip to Valparaiso, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, once known as “Little San Francisco” by the sailors who made it a frequent stopover on the long voyage between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Then take the coastal road to see the graceful mansions, white-sand beaches and historic casino of the seaside resort of Vina del Mar. This evening, gather with your travel companions for a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB FD)

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Day 13 | Depart Santiago Say hasta luego to Chile and transfer to the airport for your onward travel arrangements. For your comfort, your rooms are reserved until 6 p.m. Choose to extend your stay  at the InterContinental Santiago if you wish. (FB)

Extend Your Holiday 4 Day Brazilian Amazon See page 66 for more information on this pre-extension.

Extend Your Holiday 4 Day Easter Island  See page 67 for more information on this post-extension. TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share.

Land and Intra Air: prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Rio de Janeiro-Iguassu, Iguassu-Buenos Aires and Buenos Aires-Santiago and require purchase of round-trip travel on a OneWorld® Alliance member airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities. If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2014. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

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Patagonian Grand Adventure Argentina and Chile’s dramatic scenery unite in Patagonia – from the Los Glaciares ice masses and jagged peaks of Torres del Paine to the world’s southernmost city and Patagonian Lake District. It’s Insider moments like… looking out for condors and pink flamingos as you stroll or ride horseback on the Patagonian Steppe, in the foothills of the Andes. As you join the local family who’ve owned the working estancia (or ranch) of San Ramon for generations, you learn about cattle and wool production, see them shear sheep as their ancestors have for years, and experience Patagonia’s timeworn way of life. Then you’ll join them for an authentic Argentinian barbecue, tucking in to a lunch of local lamb and pork – and other regional dishes.

Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

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It's iconic places City tour of Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Puerto Montt and Ushuaia. Visit a Patagonian ranch near Bariloche, Frutillar with its colourful gardens, Torres del Paine National Park, Los Glaciares National Park and Tierra del Fuego National Park.  View Otway Bay with its Magellanic Penguins and Puerto Moreno Glacier.  Cruise through Patagonia’s Lake District.  Scenic drives from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park and from Torres del Paine National Park to El Calafate.

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Welcome to Buenos Aires! Upon arrival at the airport, a local host will greet you and take you to your hotel (check in time is 3 p.m.). Settle in and take a relaxing siesta, wander the wide boulevard of Avenida 9 de Julio, or explore the narrow market streets of Florida Avenue. Argentina’s sizzling capital is renowned for its international designer boutiques, fine dining venues, museums, cultural pursuits, modern theatres and the famous Teatro Colon.  Hotel: Emperador Buenos Aires Day 2 | Buenos Aires Sightseeing Enjoy a morning on your own, before an afternoon guided tour of the city, beginning with Plaza de Mayo—site of the Casa Rosada—the heart of Buenos Aires political life. Stroll the colourful La Boca artists’ district where the Argentinian tango was born and visit the resting place of Eva Perón in Recoleta’s extravagant cemetery. Then join your Travel Director and fellow

travellers for a Welcome Reception at an historic and iconic cafe in downtown Buenos Aires. (FB WR) Day 3 | Buenos Aires | Bariloche (2 Nights) Fly to Bariloche and get acquainted with this beautiful city and lakeside gateway to Patagonia’s Lake District. Get a glimpse of the city’s strong German influence at a family-owned craft brewery with a A Local Expert and then enjoy a Regional Meal lunch. Next tour Bariloche and take a chairlift ride  up Campanario Hill for striking scenic views. (FB RM) Hotel: Edelweiss Bariloche Day 4 | Bariloche Sightseeing and Free Time Experience a more traditional side of Patagonia as you are hosted by a local family at their ranch on the Patagonian steppe where they live on the land they have owned for generations. Learn about their way of life, explore the countryside looking for condors and mount up for a horseback ride  and experience this

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traditional local mode of transportation. Enjoy a delightful A Be My Guest lunch at the estancia (ranch) and later watch a sheep shearing demonstration. Back in town, find out about Bariloche’s chocolate connection during a visit to the Chocolate Museum, a A Local Speciality. After a presentation on over 2,000 years of chocolate history, view the production area and, of course, sample an array of chocolate treats. Return to the hotel for a free evening. (FB BG) Day 5 | Bariloche | Patagonia Lake District | Puerto Varas (2 Nights) Today is guaranteed to be one of the top highlights of your Patagonian holiday. Travel through some of the southern hemisphere’s most stunning landscapes, journeying by land and water from Argentina to Chile through the breathtaking Lake District with spectacular scenery of snowcapped Andean peaks, gloriously green forests and azure blue lakes. Start with a cruise on Lake Nahuel Huapi, then drive across the Chilean border to Peulla and enjoy a relaxing lunch. Board another catamaran for the scenic crossing of Todos Los Santos Lake with mighty Osorno Volcano looming in the background. On your way west, stop at the Petrohue River to see the burbling waters of the Petrohue Waterfalls cascade over black volcanic rock. Then arrive in Puerto Varas, one of Chile’s most charming villages, located on the banks of Lake Llanquihue. A light lakefront dinner awaits you at the hotel. (FB L DW) Hotel: Cabana del Lago Day 6 | Puerto Montt and Frutillar Excursion Join a A Local Expert  to visit the port city of Puerto Montt founded in 1850. From a viewpoint high above the town, enjoy a magnificent look at the wide Bay of Reloncavi up to Isla Tenglo and the narrow of the same name. Afterward, head to the harbour to visit the Angelmo Fish Market. Besides unusual fresh fish, vegetables, cheeses and meats, there are various arts and crafts for sale. A novel way to have lunch at Angelmo is at a Cocineria or

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‘Kitchen Restaurant.’ Look for a line of these mini restaurants where you can watch the kitchen and everything happening inside behind a large window. See how the food is prepared, including Curanto en Olla, a stew made  with seafood, smoked meat, fowl and sausage. Afterward drive to the lovely village of Frutillar, to see the historical area where houses are surrounded by beautiful gardens similar to those of the German Black Forest region. Back in Puerto Varas, the rest of the afternoon and evening are on your own. (FB L) Day 7 | Puerto Varas | Punta Arenas | Puerto Natales (2 Nights) Fly from Puerto Montt to Punta Arenas situated in Southern Patagonia. Drive to Puerto Natales before  heading to  Otway Sound. Here, enjoy the magnificent view of the almost permanently snow-covered Pinto Mountain Range and Riesco Island. Continue skirting the sound until you reach the caves where the Magellanic Penguins nest.  (FB) Hotel: CostAustralis Day 8 | Balmaceda and Serrano Glaciers Excursion Board zodiacs with a A Local Expert and begin an adventurous trip via the Rio Serrano, passing the Southern Icefield (Campo de Hielo Sur) toward the Serrano Glacier. Upon arrival, explore the impressive glacier and afterward, hike a short 30 minutes through unspoiled, cool rainforest to Seno Ultima Esperanza (“Fjord of the Last Hope”). See the incomparable landscape of Bernardo O’Higgins National Park, Chile’s largest nature reserve with majestic mountain scenery. Then continue through the fjord by boat with views of Balmaceda Glacier in the background. (FB L)

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Today see one of the world’s most spectacular scenic regions—Torres del Paine National Park! It covers an area of 436 square miles (1,200 square kilometres)

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and was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1978. Your A Local Expert shows you cascading waterfalls, roaring creeks, shimmering lakes and jagged spires of mountains, all of which are just a part of what the national park offers. En route, visit the legendary and impressive Milodon Cave where a gigantic, prehistoric ground sloth fossil was discovered, and see a replica of it inside of the cave. Visit the viewpoints Los Cuernos and Lago Pehoe, the spectacular Salto Grande (“Big Waterfall”) and Lago Grey, which provides marvellous vistas of the Grey Glacier. Admire the park’s fauna including herds of guanacos, foxes, swans, and several other bird species. Box lunch provided. Dinner is served at your hotel, offering superb views of Torres del Paine National Park. (FB L DW) Hotel: Rio Serrano Day 10 | Torres del Paine National Park | El Calafate (2 Nights) Enjoy another chance to revel in the stunning scenery and wildlife of the Patagonian steppe during the drive across the border into Argentina. After stopping at Cancha Carrera, continue your land journey to El Calafate, a charming lakeside town and the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park. For 65 million years, the land here evolved from chaotic volcanic eruptions and massive glaciers, creating a jagged landscape of interconnected fjords, channels and mountainside glacial lakes. El Calafate takes its name from the calafate bush—which locals say eating its berries will ensure your return to this mystical region. You are free to discover its charms as you explore at your own pace tonight. (FB) Hotel: Kosten Aike Day 11 | Los Glaciares National Park Excursion Embark upon a full-day excursion with a

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a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Los Glaciares is the second largest national park in Argentina and comprises more than 1,600 square miles (4,400 square kilometres) and nearly 50 large glaciers. These glaciers are fed by a giant ice cap (the largest continental ice extension after Antarctica) that originates in the Andes and occupies well over a third of the park’s total area. Discover the wondrous Perito Moreno Glacier, a pristine marvel towering nearly 200 feet (60 metres) above Lake Argentino. It is named after Francisco Moreno, a 19th century Argentinian explorer who helped resolve his country’s border dispute with neighbouring Chile. The constant, cyclical movement of Perito Moreno’s ice mass often forces the glacier to “calve”—an iceberg “birthing” process in which smaller chunks of ice fracture and break off from the glacier to thunderous noise. This spectacle can occur at any time, so keep your fingers crossed to be lucky enough to witness. However, ice isn’t the only thing you’ll see today: just east of the Icefields are areas of southern beach forest and windswept steppe. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant within walking distance from the hotel. (FB D) Day 12 | El Calafate | Ushuaia (2 Nights) Fly to Ushuaia and explore the world’s southernmost city with a A Local Expert. Visit the legendary  Jail of Recidivists that has preserved its impressive architecture as well as its  notorious history. You will also see the first settlers’ houses and visit the harbour and Paseo del Centenario—a great spot for you to take in the panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. Afterward, see the Bebán House, once considered the most prestigious in Ushuaia. Later, visit the central part of the city as well as the restricted area of the Naval Base. Your evening is free. (FB) Hotel: Los Yamanas

Day 13 | Tierra del Fuego National Park Excursion Explore Tierra del Fuego National Park with a A Local Expert, stopping first at the End of the World Train Station where you may take an optional train ride. At the park, observe the most incredible native animals such as red foxes, woodpeckers, steamer ducks, condors, eagles and beavers cohabitating in the most spectacular environment. Explore the park through a combination of touring and nature walks. Different from other parks, Tierra del Fuego National Park  has it all,  the ocean, forests and mountains. Inside the park, find the biological richness of Tierra del Fuego Island and its beautiful scenery, and where its forest is made up of valleys of peat and lichens. Ensenada Bay, Roca Lake and Lapataia Bay give colour to this unique place that still holds reminders of its ancestral inhabitants: the Yámanas. Back at your hotel, the afternoon is free to relax at the hotel spa or perhaps take an optional catamaran cruise on the Beagle Channel. This evening, join your Travel Director and new friends to enjoy a Farewell Dinner celebrating your experiences from this unforgettable trip. (FB FD) Day 14 | Ushuaia | Depart Buenos Aires Today, say goodbye as your Patagonian Grand Adventure comes to an end. Board your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival at the domestic airport, you will be transferred to Ezeiza International Airport for your flight home, or the Emperador Hotel for those extending their stay in Buenos Aires. (FB)  Please do not book any flights before 7 p.m.

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South America Revealed Brazil. Peru. Argentina. Three of South America’s most popular, diverse and colourful countries are revealed on this journey into their capitals, cultures and communities. It’s Insider moments like… meeting locals who teach you all about the traditions of their home nations. In Brazil’s lively city of Rio, a cocktail mixologist teaches you to make the perfect caipirinha as you experience the buzz, Carnival spirit and barbecued meats at a local churrascaria. In the Sacred Valley in Peru, weavers share traditions their ancestors passed down to them. And in Argentina, an expert in all things Buenos Aires takes you around the capital to see its iconic buildings and hear personal tales of life in the city of tango.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Rio de Janeiro (4 Nights) Bemvindo ao Rio de Janeiro! On arrival at the airport, you will be met by a local host and taken to your luxurious oceanfront hotel. Relax, get settled and enjoy your hotel’s superb location overlooking Copacabana Beach. Hotel: Windsor Atlantica Day 2 | Rio de Janeiro Free Time and Sightseeing

Weaving Materials, Peru

It's iconic places City tours of Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Lima and Cusco. Visit Sugarloaf, the Christ the Redeemer statue, Iguassu Falls, the Teatro Colon opera house and Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires, Awanakancha, Pisac, Ollantaytambo ruins, Machu Picchu, Sacsayhuaman and the Larco Museum in Lima. Scenic drive through the Sacred Valley. Iconic train journey between the Sacred Valley and Aguas Calientes aboard the Vistadome train. 

Enjoy a leisurely morning before joining your Travel Director for an exploration of the cidade maravilhosa (marvellous city) and its many contrasts, from the 18th century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church to the 20th century opera house, Sambodromo, and city Cathedral. Ascend Sugarloaf Mountain via cable car for astounding bay and city views followed by a festive Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. (FB WR) Day 3 | Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and Free Time Journey by cogwheel train to the summit of majestic Corcovado, site of the iconic

Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Back down the mountain, see the song-inspiring Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. The rest of the day is at leisure. This evening, learn how to mix the perfect caipirinha, Brazil’s national cocktail, and A Local Speciality, made with cachaça, and indulge in a traditional Brazilian barbecue Regional Meal at a local churrascaria. (FB RM) Day 4 | Rio de Janeiro Free Time Enjoy a full day to discover the wonders of Rio on your own. Choose to embark on an optional half-day journey by jeep into the lush Tijuca National Park—the world’s largest urban rainforest. Perhaps tour  one of Rio’s favellas or take a sailboat cruise. Your Travel Director will be happy to help you plan your day. Tonight, perhaps join an optional outing to a Carnival extravaganza with live Samba entertainment. (FB)

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Day 5 | Rio de Janeiro | Iguassu Falls (2 Nights) Relax and enjoy a free morning for independent activities. This afternoon visit a Samba school, a A Unique Insight, and learn how the school operates and prepares for Carnival week. See Carnival props and should you desire, join a Samba dance lesson. Afterward, head to the airport for the short flight to Iguassu Falls. These 275 separate falls cover nearly two miles along the Iguassu River. This evening, enjoy a convivial dinner with your companions at the hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Iguassu Resort Day 6 | Iguassu Falls Sightseeing and Free Time Enter Iguassu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and meet your A Local Expert to explore the Brazilian side of Iguassu, including a scenic walk through the rainforest to the base of the cascades. After lunch at a restaurant overlooking the falls, return to your hotel for a leisurely afternoon at your resort. You may wish to join an optional activity such as a jetboat ride, helicopter flight or a visit to a tropical bird reserve. (FB L) Day 7 | Iguassu Falls | Buenos Aires (3 Nights) Cross the border into Argentina to see the falls from a different perspective. Stop at the Visitors Centre to learn about the geography of the area. Then board the open-air ecological jungle train to view the mighty cascades and take a guided walk along a scenic catwalk to see the thunderous Devil’s Throat Falls. Afterward, fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina’s exciting capital, renowned for its designer boutiques, fine restaurants, museums and theatres. (FB) Hotel: InterContinental Buenos Aires Day 8 | Buenos Aires Sightseeing With a A Local Expert, embark on a guided tour of the passionate city where the tango was born. See the Casa Rosada, Metropolitan Cathedral and other government buildings; colourful La Boca; San Telmo and lovely Palermo. See the world-renowned Teatro Colon, a landmark in Buenos Aires and a A Unique Insight. Take a backstage tour of the opera house, including

the main function rooms and main stage. Lastly, visit the elegant Recoleta Cemetery where Eva Peron (Evita) is buried. This evening, linger over a Regional Meal and a chance for an authentic taste of world-renowned Argentinian beef! Cap off the evening by watching the best tango dancers in Buenos Aires perform and experience the passion and power of Argentina’s beloved, traditional tango music. (FB RM) Day 9 | Buenos Aires Free Time Relish a morning and afternoon to pursue your own interests in the “Paris of South America.” The possibilities are endless. Visit one of the country’s finest museums at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. Or, take an optional trip to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Colonia del Sacramento across the Rio de la Plata in Uruguay. And if you’d like to experience a different side of Argentina, take an optional trip out into the countryside to spend the day at a traditional estancia (ranch), including a lively equestrian show and traditional parrillada (barbecue) lunch. Later, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an exclusive A Be My Guest experience in Palermo Soho. You will be welcomed by a local family and long-time residents of this now-trendy neighbourhood. Be delighted as they wine and dine you with homemade family recipes. Discover the secrets of kneading country bread and watch as your hosts demonstrate the art of making typical Argentinian crafts. Spending time with this lively family will create a long-lasting memory. (FB BG) Day 10 | Buenos Aires | Lima Bid “Adios” to Buenos Aires and “Hola” to Lima as you fly to Peru. On arrival late this morning, transfer to the hotel where your room is immediately available. Spend the afternoon exploring Peru’s capital with a  A Local Expert. Visit Lima’s colonial sights, including the Plaza de Armas with its impressive cathedral and the stately government palace. (CB) Hotel: Novotel Lima Day 11 | Lima | Cusco | Sacred Valley This morning, fly to Cusco and head for the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Stop at Awanakancha,

where you can see and interact with llamas, alpacas and vicuñas, a A Unique Insight. Enjoy a box picnic lunch before visiting the vibrant market of Pisac, where the local Quechua people gather to sell their produce and handicrafts. Later this afternoon, arrive at your lovely hotel, a former 18th century monastery, in the heart of the Urubamba Valley. Learn about the A Local Speciality of traditional Andean textiles as you see weavers at work. Enjoy dinner with your travelling companions at the hotel. (CB  L  D) Hotel: Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay Day 12 | Sacred Valley | Machu Picchu After breakfast, head to Ollantaytambo to visit this famous Inca hilltop fortress built from immense blocks of stone. Then board the Vistadome train (light snack included) and view incredible scenery through panoramic windows as you follow the Rio Vilcanota to the town of Aguas Caliente. Upon arrival, transfer to the entrance gate and begin your exploration of one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Your guide  leads you through the ruins of this once-great fortress, built in the 15th century and abandoned nearly 100 years later with the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors. See the highlights of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the great Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and the Intihuatana, an intricately carved rock most likely used as a sundial or calendar by the Incas. This evening, share your stories with your travelling companions over dinner at the hotel. (FB  D) Hotel: Hatuchay Hotel Machu Picchu Day 13 | Machu Picchu | Cusco (2 Nights) Return to Machu Picchu to continue discovering on your own. If you’re feeling adventurous, hike up to the Gate of the Sun for stunning views over the fortress and the valley below. Or view the incredible stonework and amazing feats of engineering required to transport the huge blocks of stone to the top of this isolated mountain. In the early afternoon, descend from your mountaintop aerie and board the train to the Sacred Valley. Then, head toward

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Day 15 | Cusco | Lima Fly back to Lima late this morning and enjoy an afternoon at leisure. Later meet a  A Local Expert from the Larco Museum, which houses the largest private collection of pre-Columbian art, and learn about the evolution and cultures of ancient Peruvian societies. Then gather with your travelling companions for a Farewell Dinner in the museum’s garden restaurant. (FB  FD) Hotel: Novotel Lima Day 16 | Depart Lima Say hasta luego to Lima and transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay in Lima. (CB/FB) Please note: In some locations, you will be required to walk on uneven terrain and climb stairs without handrails. You should be in good health and be able to walk without assistance.

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Day 14 | Cusco Sightseeing and Free Time Take a morning tour of Cusco, the capital of the Incas during their reign. See the highlights of the city including the incredible baroque cathedral on the main Plaza de Armas. Visit the 17th century Church of Santo Domingo, which was built atop the foundations of the Inca Temple of the Sun  often referred to as  Korikancha. Just outside of town, explore the impressive ruins of the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, perched on a hill overlooking Cusco. This evening, celebrate your travels through Latin America at a festive Regional Meal of delicious Cusquenian dishes served at a popular local restaurant with a demonstration of ancestral dances. (FB RM)

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Cultures & Contrasts of South America An all-encompassing exploration of Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay – this trip showcases the highlights of South America from scenic Bariloche to the iconic city sites of Rio de Janeiro. It’s Insider moments like… stepping off the beaten path to meet those who live off the land – and experiencing local life as you lunch with them. Like in Chile, where you head into Maipo Valley to meet one of the vineyard-rich region’s winemakers. Tasting his produce over a gourmet lunch, it’s discovering the story behind the founder’s Italian roots, and finding out how the family have blended age-old techniques with state-of-the-art innovation, helping turn Chile into a world-famous wine nation.

Nahuel Huapi National Park, Bariloche

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Santiago (3 Nights) Bienvenido a Santiago! On arrival to the airport, you will be met by a local host and taken to your luxurious downtown hotel. Get settled into your room or set out and explore the vibrant city of Santiago. Hotel: InterContinental Santiago Day 2 | Santiago Sightseeing

Santiago Cathedral

It's iconic places City tours of Santiago, Bariloche, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. Visit Chile’s Wine Country, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Recoleta Cemetery, Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay, Iguassu Falls, Sugarloaf and Corcovado. Cruise in Patagonia’s Lake District.

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This morning, meet your A Local Expert for a city tour and a visit to the Central Market. Then head for the Maipo Valley, Chile’s most traditional wine-producing valley known for its premium wines. Visit an exclusive winery where you enjoy a gourmet Welcome Reception lunch of savoury regional dishes served alfresco on the beautiful grounds. After, meet the winemaker, your A Local Expert, for a personalised winery experience, from the vineyards to the bottling process. Finally, celebrate Chile’s proud wine-making traditions with a wine tasting. (FB WR) Day 3 | Santiago Free Time Enjoy a day in Santiago on your own. Perhaps embark on an optional trip to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Valparaiso, site of a historic naval battle and the seaside resort of Vina del Mar. Your

Travel Director will be happy to assist in planning any activities for your day. In the evening, gather for a Regional Meal at a favourite local restaurant in the Bellavista neighbourhood of the city.  (FB RM) Day 4 | Santiago | Puerto Varas Fly south from the Chilean capital to Puerto Montt. Then it’s on to Puerto Varas for an orientation tour of the “City of Roses” on the way to your lakeside hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy before dinner in the evening. (FB  DW) Hotel: Cabana del Lago Day 5 | Puerto Varas | Lake Crossing | Bariloche (2 Nights) An exciting day awaits as you cross the Andes via land and water. Your first stop is the Petrohue River to see the burbling waterfalls cascade over black volcanic rock. Then cross Todos Los Santos Lake with the mighty Osorno Volcano looming in the background. Keep an eye out for the giant Andean condor gliding over the lake. Back on land, it’s time to sit back and relax as you drive by breathtaking landscapes of snowcapped mountains, gloriously green forests and sapphire blue lakes. Stop for a delicious lunch in

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pretty Peulla before crossing the border into Argentina and enjoying a cruise on majestic Lake Nahuel Huapi. (FB  L) Hotel: Edelweiss Bariloche Day 6 | Bariloche Sightseeing and Free Time Discover the natural wonders of one of Argentina’s prettiest areas, known as the “Switzerland of South America.” Meet your A Local Expert  and travel along the “Circuito Chico” for spectacular views of forests, mountains and sparkling waters in Nahuel Huapi National Park. Visit lovely Playa Bonita, soak up the scenery from the hilltop of St. Edward’s Chapel on the Llao Llao Peninsula, and ride a chairlift to the top of Cerro Campanario for sweeping views of the high peaks of Catedral and Tronador. Then, learn about Bariloche’s chocolate connection with a visit to the Chocolate Museum. After a briefing on almost 2,000 years of chocolate history, view the production area and sample a delicious array of this  A Local Speciality. The rest of the day is free in Bariloche. (FB) Day 7 | Bariloche | Buenos Aires (4 Nights) Fly from the edge of Patagonia to the vibrant city of Buenos Aires. Enjoy a free afternoon and evening to explore on your own. See some of the sights of this lively and colourful city or enjoy a savoury meal at a local restaurant. Your Travel Director will be happy to assist you in planning your time. (FB) Hotel: Emperador Buenos Aires Day 8 | Buenos Aires Sightseeing Get acquainted with Argentina’s largest city and capital this morning with a guided visit. See the Plaza de Mayo and the iconic pink Casa Rosada. Then view the colourful and fashionable neighbourhoods of La Boca, San Telmo and Palermo. See the Teatro Colon, a landmark in Buenos Aires and a  Unique Insight. Take a backstage tour of the opera house, including the main function rooms and main stage. Drive along the stately Avenida 9 de Julio, said to be the widest street in the world, to the elegant Recoleta, the

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Trip Type: Discoveries impressive cemetery where Eva Peron (Evita), Argentina’s former first lady, is buried. Later, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an exclusive A Be My Guest experience in Palermo Soho. You will be welcomed by a local family and long-time residents of this nowtrendy neighbourhood in the fashionable Palermo Viejo. Be delighted as they wine and dine you with homemade family recipes. Discover the secrets of kneading country bread and watch as your hosts demonstrate the art of typical Argentinian crafts. Spending time with this lively family will create a long-lasting memory. (FB BG) Day 9 | Colonia del Sacramento Excursion Cross the Rio de la Plata by hydrofoil this morning. On the Uruguayan side, a A Local Expert takes you on a tour through the UNESCO World Heritagelisted historic district of charming Colonia del Sacramento. Afterward, there’s plenty of time to stroll through the exclusive art galleries and shops on your own. Return by hydrofoil to Argentina later this afternoon. (FB) Day 10 | Buenos Aires Free Time Relish a day on your own in the “Paris of South America.” If you like, take an optional trip to a traditional Argentinian estancia (ranch) for the day; share a drink with the local gauchos (cowboys), marvel at their horsemanship during a lively equestrian show then feast on a traditional parrillada (barbecue) lunch. Tonight, linger over a  Regional Meal and a chance for an authentic taste of world-renowned Argentinian beef! Cap off the evening by watching a sensual performance of the best tango dancers in Buenos Aires.  (FB RM)

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TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 72 for details. Option to pre-pay gratuities per person for Travel Director and Driver. £85. Land and Intra Air prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Santiago-Puerto Montt, Bariloche-Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires-Iguassu Falls, and Iguassu Falls-Rio de Janeiro. and require purchase of round-trip travel on a OneWorld® Alliance member airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities. If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2014. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com.

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Day 11 | Buenos Aires | Iguassu Falls Take a morning flight to Iguassu Falls, Argentina. Spend some time getting acquainted with the geography of this unique region at the Visitors Centre before entering Iguassu National Park, a ...continued on next page

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UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to one of the world’s largest waterfalls and to such endangered species as the giant otter and anteater. Board an open-air ecological jungle train and make stops along the way  to take in  different views and perspectives of the falls. Then take a walk on a protruding catwalk to see the cascades up close and view the thundering Devil’s Throat Falls. End your adventure by crossing the border into Brazil for a relaxing evening and dinner at your resort hotel. (FB  D) Hotel: Iguassu Resort Day 12 | Iguassu Falls | Rio de Janeiro (4 Nights) Head back into Iguassu National Park and spend the morning exploring the Brazilian side of the falls with a A Local Expert, including a scenic walk through the rainforest at the base of the falls. This afternoon board the short flight to Rio and transfer to your elegant oceanfront hotel in the heart of Copacabana. The evening is free for you to enjoy. (FB) Hotel: Miramar Hotel by Windsor Day 13 | Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and Free Time Ascend Sugarloaf Mountain by cable car. From this vantage point, the views of the city and bay are unforgettable. Back at the hotel,  your

afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps visit the bar that inspired the 1963 hit song Girl from Ipanema, or visit the Hippie Fair Crafts Market, an entertaining place to stroll for arts and crafts and people watch. Your Travel Director will gladly assist you with activities and things to do in the area. (FB) Day 14 | Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and Free Time Board a classic cogwheel train for the journey to the summit of majestic Corcovado, site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Then continue your exploration of the cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city) and it’s many contrasts from the 18th century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church to the 20th century opera house, Sambodromo, and city Cathedral. Tonight, why not join an optional outing and feel the spirit of Rio’s world-famous Carnival as you are treated to a lively extravaganza of Samba dance and music? (FB)

A Unique Insight, where  a representative of the school will give insight into how the school operates and how they prepare for  Carnival week. You’ll also be able to view Carnival costumes and for those that desire, participate in a dance lesson accompanied by a musical Samba Trio and a few Mulata dancers. Afterward, visit a renowned churrascaria with amazing views of Rio and the ocean for a festive Farewell Dinner complete with a caipirinha mixing demonstration, a A Local Speciality. (FB FD)

Day 16 | Depart Rio de Janeiro Your day is free until your transfer to the airport for your flight home, or perhaps choose to extend your stay in Rio de Janeiro. For your comfort, your room is reserved until 6 pm. (FB)

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Icons of South America A round-trip across South America’s most influential and intoxicating countries, the icons of Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile are brought to life by Insiders and unique experiences. It’s Insider moments like… feeling the beats of South America as you dance Samba at a churrascaria barbecue restaurant in Rio and see how Argentinian tango should be danced at Lina and Gaspar’s home in Buenos Aires. It’s meeting other locals passionate about sharing the traditions of their homeland – like chef Sebastian Figuera in Lima, who explains the importance of fruits and vegetables in Peruvian cooking before serving you a lunch of delectable local dishes at the Barranco Museum of Contemporary Art’s restaurant.

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It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Lima (2 Nights) Bienvenidos a Lima, dubbed the “City of Kings” by conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1535.   You will be met by a local host upon arrival and taken to your luxury hotel in fashionable Miraflores (check-in time is 3 p.m.). Hotel: Hilton Miraflores Day 2 | Lima Free Time and Sightseeing Lima, Peru

Sacred Valley, Peru

It's iconic places City tours of Lima, Cusco, Santiago, Bariloche, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. Visit Awanakancha, the Christ the Redeemer statue, Pisac, the ruins at Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Sacsayhuaman, Chile’s wine country, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay, Iguassu Falls, Sugarloaf and Corcovado. Cruise in Patagonia’s Lake District. Scenic drive through the Sacred Valley and Patagonia’s Lake District. Iconic train journey between the Sacred Valley and Aguas Calientes aboard the Vistadome train.

Later this morning, a special experience is waiting to welcome you to beautiful Peru. Meet Sebastian Figuera, a young chef who has already worked alongside many of Peru’s award-winning chefs. Visit a local market in Surquillo where Sebastian will explain how Peruvian fruits and vegetable are the bases of diverse Peruvian cooking. Afterward, visit Barranco Museum of Contemporary Art’s restaurant for a Welcome Reception and A Be My Guest lunch of different Peruvian dishes, such as aji de gallina and lomo saltado, created just for you by Sebastian and the restaurant owner. After lunch, start your city tour of the highlights of Lima with a A Local Expert. Enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of Lima’s ancient districts and visit the Church of San Francisco, the most notable group of colonial buildings in the city. Its unique wooden cupola of Moorish design covers the imperial staircase. Explore the impressive underground catacombs along with a religious art museum and extensive library. (FB BG) Day 3 | Lima | Cusco | Sacred Valley Fly to Cusco this morning. On the drive to the Sacred Valley, stop to meet a Shaman who

will perform a Pago a la Tierra (Payment to Mother Earth) ceremony, an ancient ritual of the Andean culture and a A Unique Insight, to welcome you to Cusco and bless your trip. Afterward, stop to visit an animal rescue sanctuary, a A Unique Insight, in Cochahuasi where animals such as vicuñas, alpacas, llamas, and Andean condors are being protected and rehabilitated. Then you will learn about the natural dyeing techniques native weavers from different areas use as they show their various weaving styles and way of dress, a A Local Speciality. Enjoy a box picnic lunch before exploring the vibrant handicraft market of Pisac. Visit a local chicheria to learn about chicha, a  A Local Speciality  and favourite drink of the Andes. Arrive at your luxurious valley retreat in the heart of the Andes this afternoon. (CB  L  D) Hotel:  Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness Day 4 | Sacred Valley | Machu Picchu Head toward Machu Picchu aboard the Vistadome train (light snack included). Panoramic views of the valley and mountains are sure to delight. Once you arrive at this UNESCO World Heritage Site, explore the stunning ruins of this oncegreat fortress with a A Local Expert. Visit the great Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and the intricately carved Intihuatana.  Later, if you’re interested in participating, a cooking class will be offered by the hotel’s head chef where you will learn how to prepare ...continued on next page

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Peruvian ceviche and mix the perfect pisco sour. Dinner is at the hotel this evening. (FB  D) Hotel: Sumaq Machu Picchu Day 5 | Machu Picchu | Ollantaytambo | Cusco (2 Nights)

to the bottling process. Then celebrate Chile’s proud wine-making traditions with a wine tasting.  Return to your hotel, which is situated in one of Santiago’s most beautiful neighbourhoods, near boutiques, bars and restaurants. (FB RM)

Return to Machu Picchu and continue your exploration on your own. Perhaps hike up to the Gate of the Sun for stunning views. Then travel back to the Sacred Valley by train and visit the Inca stronghold of Ollantaytambo.  This evening is free to explore Cusco or simply enjoy the amenities of your elegant five star hotel. (FB) Hotel:  Palacio del Inka, a Starwood Luxury Collection A Authentic Accommodation

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Fly south from the Chilean capital to Puerto Montt, one of Chile’s beautiful coastal ports. Then it’s on to Puerto Varas for an orientation tour of the “City of Roses” on the way to your lakeside hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy before an included dinner in the evening. (FB DW) Hotel: Cabana del Lago

Meet a  A Local Expert  and begin the day with a visit to Sacsayhuaman, an impressive site of ruins towering over Cusco and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then visit the Cathedral, a stunning example of colonial architecture that was completed in 1694 after over 100 years of construction. Also visit Bohemian San Blas, a unique neighbourhood with artisan shops and craft workshops. Stroll the cobblestone streets and admire the Incan Walls. Later, visit La Casa Concha Museum, a  A Unique Insight, to see archeologist Hiram Bingham’s 360 artefacts recently sent back to Peru from Yale University. Then meet an anthropologist, a A Local Expert, from renowned National University of Antonio Abad in Cusco, and gain insight into Peru’s history, geography and culture. The afternoon is free, followed by a Your Choice dinner in the evening, giving you the option to eat at one of several local restaurants. (FB YC) Day 7 | Cusco | Lima This morning, see the most important temple in the Inca Empire, the Temple of Korikancha. Enjoy a walking tour with a A Local Expert who shares stories about one of the  oldest continuously inhabited cities in the western hemisphere. Afterward, visit a favourite restaurant in Cusco for a lunch of local cuisine. Later this afternoon, return to Lima to unwind or explore on your own. With a free evening, perhaps join an optional dinner outing. (FB L) Hotel: Costa del Sol Ramada Lima Day 8 | Lima | Santiago (3 Nights) Say hasta luego to Peru this morning and transfer to the airport for your flight to Santiago, the fifth largest city in South America. The evening is free for you to explore or relax at your hotel. (FB) Hotel: InterContinental Santiago Day 9 | Santiago Sightseeing This morning, meet your A  Local Expert for an exciting  tour of the city and a visit to the Central Market. Then head for the Maipo Valley, Chile’s most traditional wine-producing  region known for its premium wines. Visit an exclusive winery where you will enjoy a gourmet Regional Meal served alfresco on the beautiful grounds. After, meet the winemaker, your A  Local Expert, for a personalised winery experience, from the vineyards

Enjoy a day in Santiago on your own. Perhaps embark on an optional trip to Valparaiso, a UNESCO World Heritage city, and the seaside resort of Vina del Mar. In the evening, gather for a Regional Meal at a favourite restaurant of Santiago locals in the Bellavista neighbourhood of the city. (FB RM) Day 11 | Santiago | Puerto Varas

Day 12 | Puerto Varas | Lake Crossing | Bariloche (2 Nights) An exciting day awaits as you cross the Andes via land and water. Your first stop is the Petrohue River to see the burbling waterfalls cascade over black volcanic rock. Then cross Todos Los Santos Lake with the mighty Osorno Volcano looming in the background. Keep an eye out for the giant Andean condor gliding over the lake. Back on land, it’s time to sit back and relax as you drive by breathtaking landscapes of snowcapped mountains, gloriously green forests and sapphire blue lakes. Stop for a delicious lunch in pretty Peulla before crossing the border into Argentina and enjoying a cruise on majestic Lake Nahuel Huapi. Arrive in Bariloche this evening. (FB L) Hotel: Edelweiss Bariloche Day 13 | Bariloche Sightseeing and Free Time Discover the natural wonders of one of Argentina’s prettiest areas, known as the “Switzerland of South America.” Meet your A Local Expert and travel along the “Circuito Chico” for spectacular views of forests, mountains and sparkling waters in Nahuel Huapi National Park. Visit lovely Playa Bonita, soak up the scenery from the hilltop of St. Edward’s Chapel on the Llao Llao Peninsula, and ride a chairlift to the top of Cerro Campanario for sweeping views of the high peaks of Catedral and Tronador. Then, learn about Bariloche’s chocolate connection with a visit to the Chocolate Museum. After a briefing on almost 2,000 years of chocolate history, view the production area and sample a delicious array of this A Local Speciality. The rest of the day is free in Bariloche. (FB) Day 14 | Bariloche | Buenos Aires (4 Nights) Fly from the edge of Patagonia to the vibrant city of Buenos Aires. Enjoy a free afternoon and evening to explore on your own. See some of the sights of this lively and colourful city or enjoy a savoury meal at a local restaurant. Your Travel Director will be happy to assist you in planning your time. (FB) Hotel: Emperador Buenos Aires

Day 15 | Buenos Aires Sightseeing Get acquainted with Argentina’s largest city and capital this morning with a guided visit. See the Plaza de Mayo and the iconic pink Casa Rosada. View the colourful and fashionable neighbourhoods of La Boca, San Telmo and Palermo. See the Teatro Colon, a landmark in Buenos Aires and a A Unique Insight. Take a backstage tour of the opera house, including the main function rooms and main stage. Drive along the stately Avenida 9 de Julio, said to be the widest street in the world, to the elegant Recoleta, the impressive cemetery where Eva Peron (Evita), Argentina’s former first lady, is buried. Later, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an exclusive A Be My Guest experience in Palermo Soho. You will be welcomed by a local family and long-time residents of this now-trendy neighbourhood in the fashionable Palermo Viejo. Be delighted as they wine and dine you with homemade family recipes. Discover the secrets of kneading country bread and watch as your hosts demonstrate the art of typical Argentinian crafts. Spending time with this lively family will create a long-lasting memory. (FB BG) Day 16 | Colonia del Sacramento Excursion Cross the Rio de la Plata by hydrofoil this morning. On the Uruguayan side, a A Local Expert takes you on a tour through the UNESCO World Heritagelisted historic district of charming Colonia del Sacramento. Afterward, there’s plenty of time to stroll through the exclusive art galleries and shops on your own. Return by hydrofoil to Argentina later this afternoon. (FB) Day 17 | Buenos Aires Free Time Relish a morning and afternoon to pursue your own interests in the “Paris of South America.” The possibilities are endless. Visit one of the country’s finest museums at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. If you’d like to experience a different side of Argentina, take an optional trip into the countryside and spend the day at a traditional estancia (ranch), including a lively equestrian show and traditional parrillada (barbecue) lunch. This evening, linger over a Regional Meal and a chance for an authentic taste of world-renowned Argentinian beef! Cap off the evening by watching the best tango dancers in Buenos Aires perform and experience the passion and power of Argentina’s beloved, traditional tango music. (FB RM) Day 18 | Buenos Aires | Iguassu Falls Take a morning flight to Iguassu Falls, Argentina. Spend some time getting acquainted with the geography of this unique region at the Visitors Centre before entering Iguassu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to one of the world’s largest waterfalls and to such endangered species as the giant otter and giant anteater. Board an open-air ecological jungle train and bask in the majesty of the many different views and perspectives of the falls. Along the way, take a walk on a protruding catwalk to get an up-close view of the cascades and view the thundering

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Devil’s Throat Falls. End your adventure by crossing the border into Brazil for a relaxing evening and dinner at your resort hotel. (FB D) Hotel: Iguassu Resort Day 19 | Iguassu Falls | Rio de Janeiro (4 Nights) Return to Iguassu National Park and spend the morning exploring the Brazilian side of the falls with a A Local Expert, including a scenic walk through the rainforest at the base of the falls. This afternoon board a short flight to Rio de Janeiro and transfer to your elegant hotel overlooking pristine Copacabana Beach for a free evening. (FB) Hotel: Miramar Hotel by Windsor Day 20 | Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and Free Time Ascend Sugarloaf Mountain by cable car. From this vantage point, the views of the city and bay are unforgettable. The afternoon is at leisure.  Perhaps visit the bar that inspired the 1963 hit song Girl from Ipanema, or the Hippie Fair Crafts Market, an entertaining place to stroll for arts and crafts and people watch. Your Travel Director  will be happy to assist you with activities or planning the afternoon. (FB) Day 21 | Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and Free Time Board a classic cogwheel train for the journey to the summit of majestic Corcovado, site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Then continue your exploration of the cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city) and it’s many contrasts from the 18th century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church to the 20th century opera house, Sambodromo, and city Cathedral.   Tonight, why not join  an optional outing and feel the spirit of Rio’s world-famous Carnival as you are treated to a lively extravaganza of Samba dance and music? (FB)

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Trip Type: Discoveries

Much of the day is free for independent activities. Optional experiences include a visit to one of the nearby favellas, a harbour cruise or helicopter flightseeing over Copacabana. Later this afternoon, head over to a Samba school, a A Unique Insight, where  a representative of the school will give insight into how the school operates and how they prepare for  Carnival week. You’ll also be able to view Carnival costumes and for those that desire, participate in a dance lesson accompanied by a musical Samba Trio and a few Mulata dancers. Afterward, visit a renowned churrascaria with amazing views of Rio and the ocean, for a festive Farewell Dinner complete with a caipirinha mixing demonstration, a A Local Speciality. (FB FD)

BOOK BEFORE:

Starts Lima

u u

Ends Rio de Janeiro

2014 25 Oct Sat 15 Nov Sat

Single Supp. Option

6995 2025

Starts Lima

Ends Rio de Janeiro

20 Oct Tue 11 Nov Wed

Twin Share

Single Supp. Option

7125 2250

6895 2025

3 Nov Tue 25 Nov Wed 7125 2250 17 Nov Tue 9 Dec Wed 7125 2250

7125

2250

1 Dec Tue

28 Oct Wed 7125

2250

8 Mar Tue

22 Nov Sat 13 Dec Sat 2015 10 Mar Tue 1 Apr Wed 6 Oct Tue

Twin Share

Package Price Per Person

u Crossovers:

23 Dec Wed 7225 2250 2016 s 30 Mar Wed 7395 2350

These dates will operate per the 2014 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at time of booking.

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2016 dates: Subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed in the 2016 brochure.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 72 for details. Option to pre-pay gratuities per person for Travel Director and Driver. £128. Land and Intra Air prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Lima-Cusco, Cusco-Lima, Lima-Santiago, Santiago-Puerto Montt, Bariloche-Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires-Iguassu Falls and Iguassu Falls-Rio de Janeiro and require purchase of round-trip travel on a OneWorld® Alliance member airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities. If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2014. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com. Note: On the train to Machu Picchu, only hand luggage (overnight bag) can be taken. Your suitcase will be securely stored and returned to you in Cusco.

PRIVATE DOOR TO DOOR

Airport Transfers and flights included Trafalgar now includes return scheduled flights and complimentary private UK door to door airport transfers. See page 72 for details.

Extend Your Holiday

Authentic Accommodation

4 Day Brazilian Amazon

Palacio del Inka, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel, Cusco, Peru

See page  66 for more information on this post-extension.

A mansion dating back nearly five centuries, the elegant Palacio del Inka (“Inca palace”), an A Authentic Accommodation, is an iconic representation of old world Cusco surrounded by the historic city centre.

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Peruvian Amazon

This locally hosted pre-itinerary extension is only available in conjunction with: Highlights of Peru (LHPA; pages 40-41); In the Footsteps of the Incas (LLIL; pages 42-43) Conquistadors, Sacred Valleys & Inca Mysteries (LCSV; pages 44-45); Land of the Incas (LLIA; pages 46-48) and Icons of South America (LICO; pages 63-65).

Brazilian Amazon

This locally hosted pre and post-itinerary extension is only available in conjunction with: Impressions of South America (LISA; pages 49-51); Best of South America (LBSA; pages 52-53); South America Revealed (LSRA; pages 57-59); Cultures & Contrasts of South America (LCAC; pages 60-62) and Icons of South America (LICO; pages 63-65).

It’s travel beyond the expected

Amazon Jungle Basin

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Arrive Lima Fly to Lima, Peru (not included in holiday price). Upon arrival in Lima, you’ll be met and escorted to your airport hotel where the rest of the day is on your own (check in time 3 pm). Hotel:  Ramada Costa del Sol Lima Airport Day 2 | Lima | Puerto Maldonado | Corto Maltes Amazonia (3 Nights) This morning, fly to remote Puerto Maldonado; then enjoy a journey on the Madre de Rios River to your jungle lodge. Get your first taste of the rainforest as your expert guide introduces you to the trees, medicinal plants, insects and animals that call the jungle home. Before dinner, take a short caimanspotting expedition aboard a small boat. (FB L D) Hotel: Corto Maltes Amazonia Day 3 | Amazon Exploration After a dawn excursion to a popular feeding area for multi-coloured parrots, enjoy breakfast and then watch monkeys cavorting among the trees of Monkey Island. A short boat ride takes you into the Tambopata Candamo National Reserve. Disembark and hike through the jungle, marvelling

at towering green walls of vegetation, the cacophony of birdcalls and the sunlight filtering through the canopy above (rubber boots provided during rainy season). Arrive at lovely Sandoval Lake where you may spot a wide variety of birds, monkeys, giant river otters, black caimans and the elusive anaconda. Savour a sunset over the lake before heading back to your lodge. (FB L D) Day 4 | Amazon Exploration Enjoy the morning at leisure to stroll the grounds or take a dip in the pool. Then immerse yourself in local culture with members of the Ese’eja tribe and visit a local farm to learn about traditional Amazonian agriculture. Later, relish your last dinner in the rainforest and watch the stars twinkling in the great night sky. (FB L D)

After breakfast, bid farewell the Amazon and head back Puerto Maldonado for your flight Lima, where you join your holiday Day 1. (FB)

to to to on

After breakfast, embark on a guided walk through the rainforest. When you enter the dense jungle, imagine yourself as one of the first explorers of the Amazon—perhaps you’ll spot the capybara, the world’s largest rodent, or get a glimpse of an anaconda as it naps on the branches of a tree. Then visit the home of native Amazonians to learn about their culture and way of life. This evening, take to the river on a moonlit search for caiman. (FB L D)

Day 2 | Manaus | Amazon Ecopark Jungle Lodge (2 Nights) This morning, travel upstream to the famous “Meeting of the Waters” and watch the dark water of the Rio Negro mix with the brown water of the Solimoes as the mighty river flows eastward to the Atlantic. After lunch, choose to take an optional canoe excursion down a smaller tributary and try your hand at piranha fishing, or just relax and soak up the jungle atmosphere. Later this afternoon, transfer to your lodge on the banks of the Rio Taruma. (FB  L  D) Hotel: Amazon ECOPARK Jungle Lodge

Day 4 | Amazon | Manaus | Rio de Janeiro Visit Monkey Forest, a rehabilitation centre and wildlife refuge, to watch the rescued monkeys eat and play. Then say goodbye to the Amazon as you return to Manaus Airport for your flight to Rio de Janeiro where you will join your holiday on Day 1. Guests joining from Cultures & Contrasts of South America or Icons of South America will end their holiday at Manaus Airport for their flight home. (FB)

4 Days Land & Intra Air from: £875 1 Oct '14 - 31 Dec '14 1 Jan '15 - 31 Dec '15

REF: LPERU Twin Share 625 575 595

Triple Room Discount 20 20 20

Single Room Supplement 150 150 150

2016 dates: Subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed in the 2016 brochure.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 72 for details. Land and Intra-Air: Above prices include economy air and air-related charges for the flights Lima-Puerto Maldonado and Puerto MaldonadoLima, require purchase of Highlights of Peru; Conquistadors, Sacred Valleys and Inca Mysteries; Land of the Incas; In the Footsteps of the Incas or Icons of South America and also require purchase of round-trip travel on a OneWorld® Alliance member airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities. If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2014. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

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Day 3 | Amazon Exploration

Day 5 | Corto Maltes Amazonia | Puerto Maldonado | Lima

5 Days Land & Intra Air from: £575 1 Oct '14 - 31 Dec '14 1 Jan '15 - 31 Dec '15 ▲ 1 Jan '16 - 31 Mar '16

Day 1 | Arrive Manaus Fly to Manaus, Brazil (not included in holiday price on pre-trip extension). Upon arrival, you’ll be taken to your hotel before embarking on a city tour. Visit the grand Palacio Rio Negro, former home of a rubber baron and now a museum preserving the traditional Amazonian culture. Discover the floating harbour and nearby Customs House, the vibrant Mercado Municipal, and the famed Opera House, constructed during the rubber boom of Manaus’ golden age. Hotel: Tropical Manaus

▲ 1 Jan '16 - 31 Mar '16 ▲

REF: LBRAZ Twin Share 975 875 920

Triple Room Discount 5 10 10

Single Room Supplement 195 195 225

2016 dates: Subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed in the 2016 brochure.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI:  see page 72 for details. Land and Intra Air: Above prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Manaus-Rio de Janeiro (pre-extension) or  Rio de Janeiro-Manaus (post-extension), and require purchase of the Impressions of South America; Best of South America; South America Revealed; Cultures and Contrasts of South America; or Icons of South America holiday and require purchase of round-trip travel on a OneWorld® Alliance member airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities. If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2014. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com. Please note: When booking this as a pre-extension we recommend you purchase an extra night in Manaus on arrival if your flight arrives during the early morning hours to ensure your hotel room is available for immediate occupancy. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

5 Days Land & Intra Air from: £850

Easter Island

This locally hosted post-itinerary extension is available in conjunction with Highlights of Peru (LHPA; pages 40-41); In the Footsteps of the Incas (LLIL; pages 42-43);  Conquistadors, Sacred Valley & Inca Mysteries (LCSV; pages 44-45);  Land of the Incas (LLIA; pages 46-48); Best of South America (LBSA; pages 52-53) or South America Revealed (LSRA; pages 57-59).

From Lima 1 Oct '14 - 31 Dec '14 1 Jan '15 - 31 Dec '15 ▲ 1 Jan '16 - 31 Mar '16

REF: LEAST

Twin Share

Triple Room Discount

Single Room Supplement

975 850 875

50 50 50

275 325 350

4 Days Land & Intra Air from: £625 From Santiago 1 Oct '14 - 31 Dec '14 1 Jan '15 - 31 Dec '15 ▲ 1 Jan '16 - 31 Mar '16 ▲

REF: LEAS3

Twin Share

Triple Room Discount

Single Room Supplement

695 625 650

40 40 40

150 225 225

2016 dates: Subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed in the 2016 brochure.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI:  see page 72 for details. Easter Island from Lima: Includes an additional day at the trip hotel in Lima before the overnight flight to Easter Island.

Easter Island, Chile

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Lima Enjoy the day in Lima before an evening transfer takes you to the airport for your overnight flight to Easter Island. Day 2 | Arrive Easter Island (3 Nights) Welcome to Easter Island (Day 1 for guests flying from Santiago) where the language, music and traditions thrive amongst the island’s inhabitants, while the enormous carved stone moai tell of a more remote past. After checking in to your hotel, enjoy the rest of the day on your own. (CB) Hotel: Otai Rapanui Day 3 | Easter Island Sightseeing Visit the fallen monolithic statues, Ahus Vaihu in the bay of Hanga Te’e, and Akahanga. Proceed to Rano Raraku, a quarry of almost 900 stone statues, 397 of them still lying or standing at the slopes of the extinct volcano. Visit Ahu Tongariki, the largest restoration on the island. Then visit Ahu Te Pito Kura

and the “Navel of the World” and the beach of Anakena with its restored Ahus Nau Nau and Ature Huke. There you will have the opportunity to enjoy the warm Pacific Ocean. (FB  L)

Land and Intra Air: Above prices include one-way economy air and air-related charges for flights between, depending on your adjoining trip, Lima-Easter Island (via Santiago) or SantiagoEaster Island, require purchase of Highlights of Peru; In the Footsteps of the Incas; Land of the Incas; Conquistadors, Sacred Valleys and Inca Mysteries; Best of South America or South America Revealed and require purchase of round-trip travel on a OneWorld® Alliance member airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities. If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2014. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Day 4 | Easter Island Sightseeing Delve deeper into Easter Island’s singular history and culture today as your expert guide takes you to explore Rano Kau, an extinct volcano with stunning views of the island, and the village of Orongo, the ceremonial centre of the mysterious Birdman cult. Drive to restored Ahu Akivi with seven Moais. Visit the topknot-quarry Puna Pau where all the Pukaos were made. (FB) Day 5 | Depart Easter Island Enjoy some free time this morning before transferring to the airport for your onward flight arrangements (not included in holiday price). (FB)

Moai, Easter Island

Rano Kau Caldera, Easter Island

KEY: A Insider Experience KP Kick-off Party WR Welcome Reception FB Full Breakfast CB Continental Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner RM Regional Meal FD Farewell Dinner BG Be My Guest Dining DW Dinner with Wine YC Your Choice Dining

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Galapagos Islands Cruise – Yacht Isabela II

This locally hosted post-itinerary extension is only available in conjunction with: Colourful Trails of Ecuador (LCTA; pages 38-39); Highlights of Peru (LHPA; pages 40-41); Conquistadors, Sacred Valleys & Inca Mysteries (LCSV; pages 44-45); Land of the Incas (LLIA pages 46-48); and South America Revealed (LSRA; pages 57-59). HIGHEST ELEVATION POINT 864 m.

7 Days Land, Cruise & Intra Air from: £2650 1 Jan '15 - 31 Mar '16 ▲

Twin Share 2650

Triple Room Share 2650

REF: LBELA

Single Room Supplement 3475

5 Days Land, Cruise & Intra Air from: £2425 1 Jan '15 - 31 Mar '16 ▲ ▲

Twin Share 2425

Triple Room Share 2425

Child (5-11) 2025

REF: LBEL1

Single Room Supplement 3375

Child (5-11) 1895

2016 dates: Subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed in the 2016 brochure.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI:  see page 72 for details. 5 Day Extension: This option is for guests joining from the Colourful Trails of Ecuador holiday who join the extension on Day 3 of listed itinerary. Above prices include: Galapagos National Park Fee: US$100 per adult, US$50 per child under 11; Galapagos Transit Control Card: US$10 per person. Availability is limited; single and triple cabins are on application only - book early!

Sulivan Bay

SANTIAGO ISLAND Bartolome

North Seymour Island

Island

BALTRA ISLAND TO GUAYAQUIL FROM QUITO Yacht Isabella II

Las Bachas

SANTA CRUZ ISLAND ISLA ISABELA

South Plaza Island

Darwin Research Station

SANTA FE ISLAND

Land and Intra Air: Above prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Lima-Quito, QuitoGalapagos and Galapagos-Guayaquil (Guayaquil-Galapagos and Galapagos-Guayaquil for Colourful Trails of Ecuador), require purchase of Highlights of Peru; Conquistadors, Sacred Valleys and Inca Mysteries; Land of the Incas; South America Revealed, or Colourful Trails of Ecuador holiday and require purchase of round-trip travel on a OneWorld® Alliance member airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities. If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2014. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com.  Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Galápagos Islands

Start

Number of overnight stays

End

Sightseeing stops

It’s travel beyond the expected Day 1 | Lima | Quito (2 Nights) Fly to Quito where you will be greeted at the airport and taken to your hotel. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Colon Quito Day 2 | Quito Sightseeing and Free Time Visit the historical centre of the city, which was the first place in the world to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then travel to the “Middle of the World” to stand on the Equator. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. (FB) Day 3 | Quito | Galapagos Cruise (4 Nights) | Santa Cruz Island (This will be Day 1 of extension for guests joining from Colourful Trails of Ecuador from Guayaquil). Fly to Baltra Island and transfer by ferry to Santa Cruz Island. Visit “Los Gemelos,” two large craters, and the Charles Darwin Research Station in Puerto Ayora. Board your ship and enjoy a Welcome Drink before dinner. Accommodation: Yacht Isabela II (FB L D) Day 4 | Galapagos Cruise | South Plaza Island Visit Santa Fe Island where the small tranquil bay of Bahia Barrington is home to green sea turtles and spotted eagle rays. This afternoon, see South Plaza Island, home to the famed

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Galapagos sea lions, yellow-gray land iguanas, and the unusual prickly pear cactus tree. (FB L D) Day 5 | Galapagos Cruise | Santa Cruz Island Land near a long sandy beach on North Seymour Island where sea lions and marine iguanas hang out on the rocks. Later, swim and snorkel at Las Bachas, a saltwater lagoon and important feeding ground for flamingos. (FB L D)

Blue-footed booby, Galapagos

Day 6 | Galapagos Cruise | Santiago Island Visit Bartolome Island whose landscape is breathtaking. Hike to the summit for impressive views. The island is also home to the Galapagos Penguin, the only existing species of penguin in the equator area. Arrive at Sullivan Bay and enjoy a farewell cocktail this evening. (FB L D) Day 7 | Galapagos Cruise | Baltra Island | Depart Guayaquil Transfer to Baltra Airport for your flight to Guayaquil where you’ll be assisted with your connection to your international flight (not included in holiday price) or transferred to the Guayaquil hotel if you wish to extend your stay. (FB) Please do not schedule flights before 8 pm.

Yacht Isabella II

KEY: A Insider Experience KP Kick-off Party WR Welcome Reception FB Full Breakfast CB Continental Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner RM Regional Meal FD Farewell Dinner BG Be My Guest Dining DW Dinner with Wine YC Your Choice Dining

Patagonia and Cape Horn Uruguay locally hosted pre-extension is only available in Cruise mv Via Australis This conjunction with Spirit of Argentina (LARG: pages 36-37) This locally hosted post-itinerary extension to Cape Horn or Patagonian Grand Adventure (LPGA: pages 54-56). and the southern region of Patagonia is only available in Boasting a coastline of beautiful sandy beaches, several conjunction with Spirit of Argentina (LARG; pages 36-37) sweet-water rivers and many lakes, and Spanish, Portuguese, or Patagonian Grand Adventure (LPGA; pages 54-56). Italian and British influences. Situated between Argentina It’s travel beyond the expected and Brazil, Uruguay’s landscape of rolling green hills gives Day 1 | Depart Ushuaia | Beagle Chanel | Day 3 | Patagonia Cruise | Garabaldi way to first rate cattle ranches and agricultural lands.

Patagonia Cruise (3 Nights)

Fjord and Pia Glacier

Board the M/V Via Australis cruise ship this afternoon. Enjoy a cocktail reception hosted by the Captain and his crew. Accommodation: M/V Via Australis (D)

This morning, cruise into Garibaldi Fjord where we disembark for a hike to enjoy the spectacular views. In the afternoon, we navigate along the Beagle Channel to reach Pia Fjord, where we disembark. Take a short hike for a panoramic view of the spectacular Pia Glacier. Continue cruising the Beagle Chanel through majestic Glacier Alley. (CB L D)

Day 2 | Patagonia Cruise | Cape Horn and Wulaia Bay Cruise through Murray Channel and Nassau Bay to reach Cape Horn National Park, where, weather permitting, we go ashore. The legendary Cape Horn was discovered in 1616 and is a sheer 1,394-foot (425-metre) high rocky promontory. In the afternoon, go ashore at historic Wulaia Bay. Take an enchanting walk through the Magellan Forest, an area that is also renowned for the mesmerising beauty of its vegetation and geography. (FB L D)

Day 4 | Patagonia Cruise | Ushuaia | Depart Buenos Aires Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to Buenos Aires domestic airport where you will be met and transferred to the International Airport. (CB) Please do not schedule flights before 7 p.m.

Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay

It’s travel beyond the expected 5 Days Land & Intra Air from: £1575 From Bariloche Cabin AA 1 Jan '15 - 31 Mar '16 ▲ Cabin A 1 Jan '15 - 31 Mar '16 ▲

REF: LAUS Twin Share

Triple Room Discount

Single Room Supplement

1650

110

825

1575

90

795

Twin Share

Triple Room Discount

Single Room Supplement

2195

120

1025

2125

100

995

4 Days Land & Intra Air from: £2125 From Ushuaia Cabin AA 1 Jan '15 - 31 Mar '16 ▲ Cabin A 1 Jan '15 - 31 Mar '16 ▲ ▲

REF: LAU1

2016 dates: Subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed in the 2016 brochure.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 72 for details. Land and Intra Air: Above prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Ushuaia-Buenos Aires and  Bariloche-Ushuaia (5 Day Only) require purchase of Patagonian Grand Adventure or Spirit of Argentina trips and require purchase of round-trip travel on a OneWorld® Alliance member airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities. If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2014. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com. 5 Day Option: For guests joining the Patagonia and Cape Horn Cruise Extension from the Spirit of Argentina trip, there is an extra night and city tour in Ushuaia before embarking on your cruise. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Day 1 | Arrive Montevideo (2 Nights) Fly to Montevideo (not included in holiday price). Settle in and relax at your hotel or perhaps stroll the promenade and gaze at the sea. Hotel: Sheraton Four Points

monument, the Soccer Stadium and the residential area of Carrasco. Finally stop at Plaza Virgilio for an excellent view of the city. The rest of the day is at leisure or take an optional winery tour including a tasting of several varieties. (FB)

Day 2 | Montevideo Sightseeing and Free Time This morning, enjoy a city tour of Montevideo with a guide, as you drive through the city centre, visiting the Constitution Square, the Cathedral, the Colonial Town Hall, Solis Theatre and Independence Square. Continue on to Commercial Street 18 de Julio lined with charming shops and cafés.   Pass the Congress Building, the pride of Uruguay, which was constructed between 1908 and 1925 with local marble consisting of 52 colours and 12 types of wood.   Continue to the Prado neighbourhood and drive by one of the oldest parks in the city. Next, see Batlle and Ordoñez Park, passing by the Obelisk, La Carreta (Covered Wagon)

Day 3 | Depart Montevideo | Colonia del Sacramento | Buenos Aires Depart Montevideo on a scheduled coach transfer to Colonia del Sacramento. This small colonial city was founded by the Portuguese in 1680 at a time when Spain and Portugal were in the midst of confrontations. For over a hundred years the Empires fought over it, until the Treaty of Saint Ildefonso awarded it to Spain. Today the Old City has a lot to say about its colonial past. Visit the picturesque streets of the eldest city in the country, declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1995. This afternoon, transfer to the pier to board the hydrofoil to Buenos Aires where you will join your trip on Day 1. (FB)

3 Days Land from: £525 1 Jan '15 - 31 Dec '15 ▲ 1 Jan '16 - 31 Mar '16

REF: LURU Twin Share 525 550

Triple Room Discount 10 10

Single Room Supplement 95 125

2016 dates: Subject to date, price and itinerary changes. Final details will be confirmed in the 2016 brochure.

TRIP NOTES All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI:  see page 72 for details. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

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Our hotel promise Emperador, Buenos Aires

Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel, Peru

Gamboa Rainforest Resort, Panama

Here’s a taste of the exciting and diverse places you stay when you travel with us. Our dedicated team search for the right hotel for each and every night of your trip, so we can always promise the right location, real value and high quality.

Why Express Check-in? Our Express Check-in service helps us provide you with the best travel experience possible. It’s easy and takes less than 10 minutes to complete, and enables us to deliver these great benefits: • A more tailored trip for you • No paperwork on holiday • Smoother hotel check-ins • Travel tips and exclusive savings on travel-related goods and services We will also be able to quickly locate you or your nominated contact in the unlikely event of an emergency. Please complete the Express Check-in as soon as possible after booking your holiday – find out more at www.trafalgar.com/uk/express

Group Holidays Customised group holidays If you are travelling in a group of 20 or more, let Trafalgar customise your holiday. We can either tailor one of our existing, award-winning itineraries for your group (group discounts are available, conditions apply), or design an itinerary from scratch. Our team has the experience and insider connections to negotiate great deals with hotels, restaurants, airlines and local experts. Tell us where you wish to travel, the standard of hotel you prefer and the type of meals and experiences you wish to include and we’ll create a great-value itinerary ideally suited to your pace and needs. Contact your Travel Agent who’ll work with our dedicated Groups Team to plan your next holiday.

Regular group holidays Make a group booking for friends or club members on one of our regular brochure holidays and get great savings. If 9 or more people travel together, Trafalgar offers various discount deals based on the number of people in the group. A group allocation means fixed prices and assured seats. Restrictions apply – see page 75 for full details.

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Edelweiss Bariloche, Argentina

Things to know before you go Passports and visas

Each guest is responsible for having a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the conclusion of their trip and all necessary visas and permits. Multiple-entry visas may be required as you will enter a country more than once on some of our holidays. Each guest must comply with entry, health and other requirements of the countries visited. Contact your Travel Agent, airline or relevant government authorities to obtain the necessary travel information. The Operators and/or their employees and their agents are not responsible for passport, visa, entry, health and other requirements of the countries visited, or for any loss sustained by you for failing to comply with laws, regulations, orders and/or requirements of countries visited.

Travel documents

You will receive your travel documents and literature with your Trafalgar document wallet about 21 days before your departure.

Know before you go guides

We have created country-by-country guides packed with handy travel tips and advice – download at www.trafalgar.com (go to ‘Pre-Trip’ in the top menu bar).

Brochure Terminology

Here is a description of some of the specific terms used in the itinerary pages of this brochure: Visit – In-depth sightseeing with a Local Expert or Travel Director; includes fast track entry (where applicable). View – A brief stop to take in the sight and capture photos. See – See the sight while driving by on the coach.

Hotels: extend your stay in gateway cities

Airport Transfers

Each itinerary shows the city where your holiday starts and ends. Choose up to three nights before and/or after your holiday and ask your Travel Agent to make the reservations at the time of booking. Prices are per person, per night on a single, twin/double and triple basis, based on two-bedded rooms with private bath, including full breakfast where indicated below, all applicable taxes and service charges (chambermaid fees and luggage handling not included). Quad occupancy is also available at some hotels (based on two-bedded rooms) when guests are travelling with young children on Family Experiences itineraries. Check with your Travel Agent for availability and rates. Conditions: Extra hotel nights should be booked at the time of your holiday reservation; they are subject to availability and offered only in conjunction with the holiday you are booking. Space is limited and blackout dates may apply. Hotels may vary between holiday departures; your Travel Agent will advise you of the confirmed hotel(s). Per person price (£) Single Twin Triple

City

Hotel (£)

Season

Buenos Aires

Emperador

All

158

79

75

InterContinental Buenos Aires

All

155

78

74

Cancun

InterContinental Presidente Cancun

All

151

76

73

Cartagena

Hotel Bantu

All

211

106

91

Easter Island

Hotel Otai Rapanui

All

168

84

69

Guanacaste

Tamarindo Diria Beach & Golf Resort

4 Jan - 28 Mar 2015 / 6 Apr - 14 Dec 2015

132

66

52

1 - 3 Jan 2015 / 29 Mar 5 Apr 2015 / 15 Dec 2015 3 Jan 2016 /20 - 27 Mar 2016

190

95

73

4 Jan - 19 Mar 2016 / 28 Mar - 31 Mar 2016

168

84

66

Guayaquil

Oro Verde

All

133

70

68

Lima

Casa Andina Miraflores Select

All

105

52

52

Hilton Miraflores

All

144

72

72

Novotel Lima

Manaus

All

92

46

44

Costa del Sol Ramada Lima All Airport

171

85

67

Tropical Manaus

All

173

87

83

1 - 3 Jan 2015

209

105

84

4 Jan - 31 Mar 2015

173

87

72

Manuel Antonio Parador Resort & Spa

With Trafalgar you will receive a complimentary airport Meet and Greet Service as well as arrival and departure transfers on all holidays by private transportation with the services of an English-speaking guide, between designated airports and hotels on the starting and ending day of your holiday. We regret that we are unable to provide complimentary transfers for anyone arriving before the scheduled starting day of the holiday and/or leaving after the scheduled ending day of the holiday. You may, however, purchase these transfers from Trafalgar provided that you also purchase your extra night(s) from Trafalgar. If you did not purchase your flights from Trafalgar you will need to provide your arrival and departure flight information to Trafalgar at the time of booking. It is your responsibility to update Trafalgar with any changes to your flight schedule to ensure that you are met by Trafalgar’s local representative and receive your arrival and departure transfers. Failure to do so may result in missing these services and no refund shall be due for missed arrival and departure transfers resulting from missing or outdated flight information. City transfer airport/hotel

Buenos Aires Cancun

Per person price (£)

28 23

Cartagena

No Charge

Easter Island

No Charge

Guayaquil

No Charge

Liberia (From Guancaste Beach)

No Charge

Lima

21

Lima (Costa del Sol Ramada Lima Airport only)

No Charge No Charge

1 - 30 Apr / 1 Jul - 31 Aug 2015

185

93

76

1 May - 30 Jun / 1 Sep - 10 Dec 2015

154

77

66

11 Dec 2015 - 10 Jan 2016

221

111

88

Manaus

11 Jan - 31 Mar 2016

197

98

83

Manuel Antonio

99

InterContinental Presidente Mexico City†

Sun

163

97

94

Mon - Thu

301

166

140

Mexico City

31

Mexico City Int'l Airport (MEX)

Camino Real Aeropuerto

All

159

94

85

Montevideo

Sheraton Four Points

All

99

50

43

Otavalo

Hacienda Cusin

All

92

57

42

Panama City

Le Meridien Panama

1 Jan - 15 Apr 2015 / 20 Dec 2015 - 31 Mar 2016

125

62

50

16 Apr - 19 Dec 2015

119

60

46

Mexico City

Mexico City Airport (Camino Real)

No Charge

Montevideo

No Charge

Otavalo

40

Panama City

17

Phoenix (Courtyard by Marriott)

No Charge

Playa Bonita

17

Quito

42

Phoenix

Courtyard Marriott Phoenix Airport

All

68

34

23

Playa Bonita

InterContinental Playa Bonita

1 Jan - 15 Apr 2015 / 20 Dec 2015 - 31 Mar 2016

119

60

48

Rio de Janeiro

34

16 Apr - 19 Dec 2015

105

52

43

Riviera Maya

53

San Jose

19

Santiago

24

Quito

Hilton Colon

All

111

62

59

Rio de Janeiro

Miramar Hotel

All

290

145

124

Windsor Atlantica

All

290

145

124

Riviera Maya

Omni Puerto Aventuras Beach Resort

All

175

88

81

San Jose

InterContinental Costa Rica Mon - Fri: 1 Jan - 31 Mar 2015

Santiago

InterContinental Santiago

135

68

57

Sat - Sun 3 Jan - 31 Mar 2015

96

48

40

Mon - Fri 1 Apr 2015 - 31 Mar 2016

140

70

59

Sat - Sun 4 Apr 2015 - 31 Mar 2016

101

52

45

All

175

88

74

Rates include full breakfast. Saturday stays are not available. Note: Black outs may apply. Rates are valid based on 2015 travel. 2016 dates are subject to price changes. Final details will be confirmed in the 2016 brochure. Please contact Trafalgar reservations for rate information for travel 1 October 2014 – 31 December 2014. †

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Private door to door UK airport transfers

Trafalgar wants you to enjoy a hassle-free holiday experience, so when you book your Trafalgar holiday, we will provide you with a complimentary private door to door transfer service for distances of up to 150 miles. You will be collected from your home by private chauffeurdriven car and taken to your departure airport. At the end of your holiday, you will be met at the airport upon arrival for a relaxing journey home. No worries and no hassle. If you prefer not to take the complimentary transfer we will deduct £75 per person from the total cost of your holiday. Just part of Trafalgar’s legendary personal service. Terms and conditions: This service is offered to guests purchasing a holiday from Trafalgar. It is valid from one address per booking in the mainland UK only and covers the distance from the point of collection to the local departure airport. For guests exceeding the 150-mile limit, additional mileage will be charged at £1.80 per mile. All mileage is calculated using the map service at www.maps.google.com. When taking the Door to Door service on our Family Experiences, a larger vehicle may be need to accommodate all guests. This will be advised at the time of booking and may be liable to supplementary costs. We cannot guarantee that any of our vehicles will have child seats available. At the time of booking, the guests pick up address and contact details are required. Note that for bookings with 3 to 4 guests may have larger vehicles. Please contact us or your local Travel Agent for further details. Please note the Door to Door service excludes group bookings

Booking Conditions and other Important Information Large print version is available at: www.trafalgar.com PAYMENT & CANCELLATION FEES SUMMARY INFORMATION LAND ONLY GUIDED HOLIDAYS

Deposit required Final Payment No of Days 45 days and over 44-22 days 21-8 days 7-1 days Departure Day/No Show

GUIDED HOLIDAYS INCLUDING CRUISES

£100 45 days Penalty Deposit 25% 30% 50% 100%

YOUR GUIDED HOLIDAY BOOKING Your agreement is with Trafalgar Tours Limited (“Trafalgar”), Company Number 50679, a company registered in Guernsey whose registered office address is Picquet House, South Esplanade, St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands GY1 1AF. A contract will come into existence between us when you make a reservation with us. All contracts with Trafalgar are made subject to the terms of these booking conditions and are governed by English law and the jurisdiction of the English Courts, you may however, choose the jurisdiction of Scotland or Northern Ireland if you wish to do so. The invalidity of any provisions herein shall not affect the validity of any other provisions. The agreement shall be construed as though the invalid provision was not contained herein and was replaced with an enforceable provision as similar as possible to the original provision. Disclaimer Travel is personal and each individual’s goals and experiences may differ. Trafalgar will not be bound by, or liable for, any description, representation or warranty made by any independent third party sales representative, Travel Agent, or other person or entity relating to any holiday offered by Trafalgar. Departure Date The departure date is the date indicated on the Trafalgar confirmation. WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE GUIDED HOLIDAY PRICE Private Door to Door See page 72 for full terms and conditions. Inter-city Travel By private motorcoach, trains and ferries (see itineraries). Air Transportation International flights from or to London and your holiday gateway city are included in the total price. Intra-tour flights are only included as detailed on specific itinerary. Please note flight supplements may apply subject to airline availability at time of booking. Guided Holiday Air-conditioned luxury motorcoaches with reclining seats and onboard restroom facilities where available. Trafalgar reserves the right to use smaller motorcoaches subject to a minimum number of guests; these smaller coaches feature air-conditioning, but no restroom facilities on board and may not have reclining seats available. Toilets may be affected by higher altitude or extreme weather conditions such as freezing temperatures and for the comfort of those on board the motorcoach the toilets may have to be closed. In these circumstances additional rest breaks will be incorporated into the itinerary. Hotel Accommodation Prices are per person, based on two persons sharing a two-bed room with private bath or shower. Triple and quad rooms may be available on selected holidays in limited numbers. Triple occupancy is based on three people sharing one room with two beds. Triple occupancy may not be comfortable for three adults sharing. Quad occupancy is based on four people sharing one room with two beds. Quad rooms may be used only for two adults and two children, both aged 17 or younger. Quad

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Deposit required Final Payment No of Days 80 days and over 79-65 days 64-46 days 45 or less Departure Day/No Show

£100 80 days Penalty Deposit 25% 50% 100% 100%

rooms are not available for more than two adults. Rollaway beds are not included in either triple or quad prices. Every effort has been made to reserve two-bed rooms; however, on some occasions, rooms with one bed may be the only choice available. These rooms will be allocated to single travellers and couples first; other rooms may feature a single bed and rollaway bed, murphy bed or sleeper sofa. Pre or post touring extension options including Galapagos and Cape Horn cruises may only accommodate up to two guests in some cabin types. In this case triple or quad occupancy (quad available on Family Experiences only) would use two cabins to accommodate the guests. Guests who are members of Hotel Frequent Stay Programs are not entitled to points with any of the hotels featured on a Trafalgar guided holiday. Special room requests (smoking/non-smoking, adjacent, connecting or lower-floor rooms, as examples). Special room requests must be made at time of booking. Special room requests are not guaranteed and are based on availability at time of check-in. Many hotels are 100% smoke-free, including guest rooms, restaurants, lounges, meeting rooms, public spaces, and employee work areas. Smoking in a non-smoking room may result in a fine. Normal check-in time is approximately at 3:00pm at most hotels; check-out time is approximately noon. Early check-in and check-out is not included, unless specified under First Class Highlights and can only be guaranteed by purchasing additional night(s). Substitute hotels may be used sometimes. We try to use hotels of similar standard. Hotel Frequent Traveller program points are not earned with hotels on Trafalgar holidays. Free WiFi Internet Service Complimentary WiFi service is available in many Trafalgar hotel guestrooms and/or the public areas of most hotels. In most countries complimentary WiFi is also provided on-board the coaches except in Mexico and remote locations. The WiFi on the coaches uses the mobile phone network and as a result the connection will be slower than standard broadband and at times may not be available. In some countries this service will not be available. Please note that it is not available when the main Trafalgar coach is not being used, such as on transfer coaches and other local services. For further information please refer to the Trafalgar website. Travel Director All guided holidays are conducted in English and are hosted by local English, Spanish and Portuguese-speaking Travel Director. In the unlikely event that there are fifteen guests or less traveling on a departure, Trafalgar reserves the right to operate this departure on an individual basis with private transfers and individual arrangements. Pre or post-holiday extension options are operated on a locally hosted basis using regular English-speaking scheduled services. Meals Full breakfasts (FB) are served when available. When not available, a Continental breakfast is served (CB). Dinners (D)/ Farewell Dinners (FD), Lunches (L) and ‘Be My Guest’ dining (BG),

featuring either a luncheon or dinner, are included as detailed on itineraries. On overnight cruises packages, all meals are included while onboard the ships. Sightseeing Experiences, entrance fees and English-speaking guides (when required) are included as detailed in the itinerary pages. Transfers Between airports, hotels, railway stations and piers are included as indicated on each guided holiday itinerary (please see ’Airport Transfers’ section for further details). There will be no refund for missed or unused airport transfers. If you did not purchase your connecting flights from Trafalgar, you will need to provide your arrival and departure flight information to Trafalgar at the time of booking. It is your responsibility to update Trafalgar with any changes to your flight schedule to ensure that you are met by Trafalgar’s local representative and receive your arrival transfer. Failure to do so may result in missing these services and no refund shall be due for missed arrival transfers resulting from missing or outdated flight information. Porterage Baggage handling of one suitcase per person, at each guided holiday hotel and porter service at airports for intra-air inclusive guided holidays, is included in the guided holiday price. Due to limited motorcoach capacity, a single bag is allowed with dimensions not exceeding 30”x18”x10” (76x46x25cm) and weight not exceeding 50 lbs (23kgs). Some airlines restrict checked luggage - check with your airline. Airlines may impose stricter weight and size limits for luggage and may also charge fees for checked baggage, including the first checked bag. Please check with your airline(s) directly for their most current baggage regulations and related fees. Trafalgar is not responsible for additional fees imposed by air carriers regarding baggage. A charge of US$6/CA$6 or local currency equivalent per travelling day will be collected by the Travel Director if a second piece of baggage is permitted to be carried, or if the suitcase exceeds weight or size limits. This is not assurance that luggage in excess of limits on size, weight and number of pieces will be permitted on the coach. Carry-on/hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person, not exceeding 12”x11”x6” (30x28x14 cm) to fit under your coach seat or in the small overhead compartment. Carry-on/hand luggage handling is the responsibility of each guest and must be taken on and off the motorcoach by you each day of the guided holiday. Carry-ons with telescopic handles and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartments or under seats and, therefore, cannot be accepted as carry-on luggage. Trafalgar and Trafalgar’s affiliated entities shall not be liable for loss or damage to baggage or any guest’s belongings. Guests should immediately report lost items to the Travel Director who will assist in completing a lost property form that can be used for an insurance claim. Trafalgar cannot assist in locating lost items after the guest disembarks or completes the Trafalgar holiday. Tips/Gratuities All tips/gratuities are included for all services on all guided holiday, except to your Motorcoach Driver and Travel Director whose tips/gratuities should be extended on a voluntary, individual basis at the end of your holiday. Included tips/gratuities cover all services provided by all Local Experts, dining-room waiters, housekeeping staff and porters at hotels, airports and train stations. NOT INCLUDED IN GUIDED HOLIDAY PRICE Additional fees charged by airlines such as checked and/or excess baggage, additional fuel surcharges, seat selections and any other services; passport and visa fees; insurances of all kinds; tips/gratuities to Travel Directors and Motorcoach Drivers; laundry; phone calls; minibar; beverages and meals not detailed in the itinerary; optional experiences; and all items of a personal nature. Additional taxes and surcharges may be collected by foreign governmental and non-governmental

entities. The price does not cover costs and expenses, including your return home, if you leave the guided holiday whether at your own volition, due to illness, action by any government or other reason. This list is illustrative and not a complete list of every item not included. Entry/Exit Requirements It is the guest’s sole responsibility to secure and/or pay for any and all visas, reciprocity fees, immunizations, etc. that are required to be permitted entry into each destination. In some Latin American countries you may be subject to entry (reciprocity) fees and/or departure taxes/ exit fees which will be collected at the airports upon entry/departure by local government authorities. Argentina requires certain passport-holders (at the time of printing: American, Canadian and Australian) to pre-pay a reciprocity fee online, print a receipt as proof of payment and present upon arrival or be denied entry. For up-to-date detailed information on entry/exit taxes and further information please check with your Travel Agent or local consular services. RESERVATIONS & PAYMENTS 1. Your guided holiday will be confirmed after receipt of a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit as detailed in the Summary Information table. We reserve the right to refuse a booking without giving any reason and shall in that event return any deposit received to its sender. The deposit you have paid will only be refundable in the circumstances set out in these booking terms and conditions. This deposit forms part of your final payment. On certain departures, deposits may be required to hold seats at the time of booking. 2. Final payment for your land reservation will be due prior to departure no later than as detailed in the Summary Information table. 3. Payment in full will be required at time of booking for reservations made less than 45 days (80 days for Guided Holiday including Cruises) prior to departure date. 4. Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel the reservation and impose cancellation charges if any payment is not received as detailed within the Summary Information table above. Trafalgar will not be responsible for lost land and air reservations. 5. Credit Card Bookings: Trafalgar should be advised of your credit card number when making your reservation directly with us. For security purposes, we are required to collect the guest’s credit card billing address as well as the customer verification code. Please note that Trafalgar does not charge any additional fees when using a credit card. 6. Any special meal requirements must be provided at time of booking and are received on a REQUEST basis only. Trafalgar cannot assure special meal requests will be fulfilled and does not assume responsibility or liability if requests are not fulfilled. 7. Where Trafalgar is selling a flight-inclusive package holiday, all money you pay to a Travel Agent (or an Accredited Body member) for that holiday will be held by the Agent (or Accredited Body member) on behalf and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust at all times, but subject to the Agent’s (or Accredited Body member) obligation to pay the money to us for so long as we do not fail. In the event of our failure, any money held at the time by the Agent (or Accredited Body member), or subsequently accepted from you by the Agent (or Accredited Body member), is and continues to be held by that Agent (or Accredited Body member) on behalf of and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust without any obligation to pay that money to us. Full payment for these flights must be made within 7 days of booking or at time of booking depending on the airlines ticketing deadline and is non-refundable and non-transferable. Where we are selling a package holiday that does not include a flight, all money you and every person named in the booking pays to a Travel Agent

for your holiday with us will be held by the Agent on our behalf until the booking is confirmed. In such cases, when confirmed, your Travel Agent shall provide those monies promptly to us. You consent to us depositing monies received by us as required by law. We will be entitled to keep interest earned on monies. You consent that all monies paid to us whether through your Travel Agent, by deposit or otherwise, may be disbursed by us as and when and where we see fit. 8. For guests traveling on Cruises to the Galapagos Islands or Cape Horn, the following will be required at least 80 days prior to departure: title (Mr., Mrs., Ms., Chd. (child)); first and last names as per passport; nationality; passport number; date of birth (as shown in passports); passport copies for children under 12 years old. For children and guests with physical disabilities or health problems, waiver of liability forms will be required at time of boarding. Early Payment Discounts Discounts are applied at the time of booking and apply to the LAND-only portion of holidays featuring the “Early Payment Discount” in the price panel, and require full payment by the applicable discount deadline dates (see Great Savings section), but no later than 45 days prior to departure for land-only holidays (80 days for Guided Holiday including Cruises). If full payment is not received by the correct date - as stated on the invoice - the discount will be removed and the booking will be re-priced. These discounts are not valid on all itineraries or departure dates; do not apply to optional extensions, airfares, government taxes and fees, air flight supplements, extra nights’ accommodation, transfers and any cruise portion of a holiday. Full cancellation penalties apply. This offer is subject to availability, applies to new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Travel Documents Travel documents will be sent to you approximately 21 days prior to the departure date (provided full payment has been received on time). If final payment is not received when due, costs to courier documents will be the responsibility of the Travel Agent and/or Guest. If you are leaving home earlier, please request your travel documents well in advance. Please also make sure that you provide your flight details that are booked independently no less than 21 days prior to flight departure date. Passports & Visas All passengers require a valid passport valid for 6 months after their trip return date and may require visas. Some countries require multiple visas. For specific Visa requirements at time of booking please contact your Travel agent for more details. It is the guest’s responsibility to ensure he/she travels with the appropriate documents. Please ask your Travel Agent for advice. Please note that entry to another country may be refused even if the required information and travel documents are complete. Obtaining and carrying these documents is your sole responsibility. Trafalgar will not be responsible for advising and/or obtaining required travel documentation for any guest, or for any delays, damages, and/or losses including missed portions of your holiday related to improper documentation. Due to government imposed security/ immigration measures, passport and emergency contact information is required for all guests prior to the release of travel documents. BOOKING CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS & REFUNDS Booking Changes A fee of £15 or more per person, per change and any further cost we incur, will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed unless the change increases the price of the booking. Costs and charges may increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made, so you should contact us as soon as possible. We will try to make your requested change but it may not be possible. A change of guided holiday date or itinerary within 45 days (80 days for Guided Holiday including Cruises) of departure date will be

treated as a cancellation. Cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to an earlier departure date and the guided holiday price is equivalent or greater, in which case a £15 (or more) per person amendment fee will be charged. Name changes or corrections will be treated as a cancellation and fees may apply. You must also pay any charges imposed by airlines for any changes, including name and date changes. This can be up to 100% of the value of the ticket. Cancellations and Cancellation Fees: Travel arrangements for any member of the party may be cancelled at any time by written notice by the person who made the booking. Please note the following: • If notice of cancellation is received by Trafalgar more than 45 days (80 days for Guided Holiday including Cruises) prior to the guided holiday departure date, deposit will be retained. • If full payment is not received 45 days (80 days for Guided Holiday including Cruises) prior to departure date, Trafalgar has the right to cancel your reservation. Trafalgar will not be responsible for lost reservations. • Notice of cancellation must be made in writing directly to Trafalgar or through your Travel Agent. • If a person in a party cancels and there is a room change caused by this cancellation (such as a Twin to Single, or Triple to Twin), charges for the upgrade will be the responsibility of the remaining party. The charges detailed in the summary table will apply when notice of cancellation is given after the booking is confirmed. • If a guest fails to join the guided holiday on the day of departure, cancellation fees will be 100% (unless the guest notifies us of the delay and joins the guided holiday later at their own expense). • Cancellation fees apply to additional accommodation and/or chargeable transfers prior to and after the guided holiday or cruise reserved through Trafalgar and are additional to any cancellation fees or other charges that may be levied by your Travel Agent • Additional hotel accommodation and/or chargeable transfers cancelled within 14 days of booked date will incur a 100% cancellation fee. For cancellation outside 14 days before the booked date the following fees will be charged: Over 45 days £15 per person 45-22 days 25% of price for the accommodation and/or chargeable transfers 21-15 days 30% of price for the accommodation and/or chargeable transfers • Travel Agent fees and cancellation charges may also apply. • Airline Flights/Tickets: After deposit has been received, any change incurs a £15 service fee per person PLUS any additional change/ cancellation fee imposed by the Airline. Some airfares including published fares booked by Trafalgar are non-changeable and non-refundable. See Air Cancellation Section below. • Trafalgar is not responsible for other travel arrangements that you or your party has made outside Trafalgar and which are affected by our cancellations. If the reason for your cancellation is covered under your insurance, you may be able to reclaim these charges from your insurer. You or your Travel Agent are responsible to make the claim to your insurer. Illness or Absence Early departure expenses are the guest’s responsibility. There is no refund for absence or early departure from a guided holiday, including but not limited to missed hotels, transfers, meals or sightseeing. Trafalgar urges you to purchase travel insurance to cover such circumstances. Trafalgar makes no representation or guarantees concerning reimbursement, scope of coverage, or other aspects of any travel insurance policy or claim. AIR ARRANGEMENTS Reservations/Ticketing All packages offered for sale by Trafalgar include flights unless otherwise specified, or where you inform us that you wish to book your own flights. Guests booking their own flights need to check with their personal travel consultant to ensure flights are booked into and out of the correct airports. Some cities have more than one airport and transfers operate out of specific airport. Changes to flight itineraries, airlines and name changes may result in charges by Trafalgar and/or the airline concerned passed on to the passenger (see “Booking Changes” above). Any airline delays or itinerary changes causing you to miss the holiday/cruise start will be your responsibility to connect with the group and any additional costs will be your responsibility and not Trafalgar. Any airline seat requests cannot be guaranteed. Many airlines now require the full name of all passengers travelling and their date of birth. We will therefore ask you at the time of booking to provide us with the full names and date of birth of each member of your party, together with their passport number, and its date and place of issue. Please ensure that the names provided are exactly as stated in the relevant passport. In accordance with EU Regulation 2111/2005 we are required to advise you of the actual carrier operating your flight/connecting flight/transfer. We do this by listing carriers to be used, or likely to be used, on the relevant brochure pages and/or holiday confirmation invoice. Any changes to the actual airline after you have received your tickets will be notified to you as soon as possible and in all cases at check-in or at the boarding gate. Air Cancellation For airline arrangements made by Trafalgar, cancellation charges will apply of £50 per person plus any airline imposed penalties which may be up to 100% of the air ticket value. Airline Availability Seats are limited in our contracted class of service and may not be available on every flight. Trafalgar does not hold block space on any airline and does not assure seat availability for every single guided holiday departure date. Airline Seating & Flight Changes Not all airlines offer pre-assigned seats. Some may charge for pre-assigned seats. Any additional charge imposed by airlines will be at guests’ expense. Where pre-assigned seats are not offered or different seats are desired, guests must contact airline(s) direct to arrange seating assignments. Seating is solely under the airline’s control, as are itinerary changes due to flight delays and schedule changes. Trafalgar reserves the right to offer alternative schedules for itineraries affected by airline schedule changes and equipment. Flight delays, flight cancellation and schedule changes are the responsibility of the airline. Trafalgar will not be responsible or liable for such delays, rescheduling or and additional costs incurred. Airline Special Requests Seat assignment and special meal requests can be requested at time of booking. Trafalgar does not assure the request will be granted. Frequent Flyer miles can be accrued on most air carriers. Upgrades using mileage is not permitted. Many airlines do not automatically add frequent flyer numbers to records for flights booked and ticketed by Trafalgar. It is the guest’s responsibility to request frequent flyer credit from the airline. Trafalgar shall not be responsible for matters concerning frequent flyer miles. CRUISE ARRANGEMENTS Cruise Fees & Taxes Your “Twin Share” Land Guided Holiday & Cruise price includes an amount covering Cruise Fees & Taxes. Cruise Fees, or “Non-Discountable Amount” as referred to by the cruise line, is a mandatory fee charged by the cruise line. That portion of the price is not subject to reduction in a discount promotion, nor commissionable to Travel Agents. Cruise Taxes, as used by the cruise line, refers to certain taxes, fees and charges imposed by governments or quasi-government authorities, relating to any aspect of your cruise, for example, customs fees, head taxes, inspection fees, immigration and naturalization fees, harbour maintenance fees and taxes. Government fees and taxes are subject to change without

notice and will apply regardless of your booking’s payment status. The cruise line reserves the right to impose or pass through fuel surcharges, security surcharges or other incidental surcharges. No right of cancellation exists in these circumstances. Galapagos Cruise price includes the Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee and Galapagos Ingala Transit Control Card Fee. Gratuities to shipboard personnel are not included in cruise prices. The Industry standard for tipping all shipboard personnel on Galapagos cruises is US$23 per person, per day, and US$15 per person, per day on Patagonia’s Cape Horn cruises. Cruise Line Requirements Galapagos and Cape Horn Cruise guests are required to give complete names per passport, nationality, passport numbers, and dates of birth to issue flights and documents. GENERAL INFORMATION & CONDITIONS Guided Holiday Prices Prices are in Pound Sterling, per person, twin-share and based on costs, tariffs, rates, taxes, charges, levies and exchange rates as of the date of production of this brochure (see back cover). Should these change, the price of your holiday may increase. No surcharges regarding cost or currency fluctuations will be made to the LAND only price once the deposit is received. We will not increase the price of your holiday after we receive your deposit save for where there are increases in transportation costs (including cruise and airline-imposed fuel surcharges), taxes, dues, charges, fees or levies imposed by any government or its agencies and any changes to airport taxes or fees. There will be no change to the price within 30 days of your departure date. Where holiday prices are surcharged, we will absorb an amount equivalent to 2% of the holiday price which excludes insurance premiums and any amendment charges. Only amounts in excess of this 2% will be surcharged, but where a surcharge is payable, there will be an administration charge of £1 per person, together with an amount to cover the agent’s commission. If this means paying more than 10% on the holiday price, you will be entitled to cancel your holiday with a full refund of all money paid, except for any premium paid to us for holiday insurance and amendment charges, provided that you do so within 14 days of notification of the surcharge. Alternatively you may accept a change to another holiday if we are able to offer you one. If it is of equivalent or higher price you will not have to pay more, but if it is of lower quality you will be refunded the difference in price. Should the price of your holiday go down due to the changes mentioned above, by more than 2% of your holiday cost, then any refund due will be paid to you. However, please note that travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the price of your travel due to contractual and other protection in place. Other Fees and Taxes Taxes and fees are subject to change without notice and will be confirmed at time of booking. Any additional fees charged by the airlines such as baggage handling, seat selections, and/or any other services are the sole responsibility of the guest(s). Additional air-related restrictions apply. Guided Holiday Participation On all guided holidays children under 5 years of age are not eligible to travel. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult, who will be responsible for their welfare and supervision. Alcoholic beverages will not be served to guests under age 21. Minors under age 18 travelling to certain countries must be accompanied by both parents or have a notarised letter of consent signed by the parent(s) not travelling. If the other parent is deceased or the child has only one legal parent, a notarized statement must be obtained as proof. Trafalgar seeks to provide a safe, enjoyable and memorable travel experience for all guests. Trafalgar welcomes guests with special needs or disabilities. Please note the following: - Guests must advise Trafalgar, in advance, as early as possible, of any physical, medical or other special needs that require accommodating. Trafalgar will make reasonable modifications to its policies, practices and procedures when necessary, unless doing so will fundamentally alter the nature of the services provided. - Guests must ensure they are medically and physically able to travel. - Trafalgar may impose safety requirements. Trafalgar may exclude an individual from participating in a guided holiday or an activity if the individual’s participation poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others that cannot be eliminated by a reasonable modification of policies, practices or procedures or by the provision of auxiliary aids and services. This decision to exclude an individual will be based on an individualised assessment based on reasonable judgment that relies on current medical evidence or on the best available objective evidence to determine the nature, duration and severity of the risk, the probability that potential injury will occur and whether reasonable modifications of policies, practices or procedures will mitigate the risk. - Trafalgar does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as eating, toileting or dressing). A traveller who requires services of a personal nature (eating, toileting or dressing, as examples) should consider bringing a companion to provide such assistance and must understand that other travellers, Travel Directors and Trafalgar Staff will not be available for such purpose. - Regrettably, motorised scooters are not allowed on guided holidays. Trafalgar does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention must be sought at a local facility, if available, at the guest’s expense. Trafalgar is not responsible or liable for losses or costs incurred due to unavailability of medical services, or medical services obtained while on holiday, or for the quality of the care or services received. Some guided holidays include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the guided holiday, Trafalgar may make arrangements with carriers, hotels and other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities which Trafalgar does not control. Trafalgar cannot guarantee disability access or accommodation for guests travelling on international guided holidays. Many Optional Experiences are operated by independent third party suppliers, not Trafalgar. These are not part of the package holiday provided by us. Your contract will be with the operator of the experience. We are not responsible for providing of the experience, or anything that happens during the experience. Some experiences involve outdoor activities and/or can be physically demanding. You must make your own decisions about experiences and participate only in activities that suit your physical ability. We recommend you check whether any insurance you have also includes your participation in adventure activities you may undertake. Trafalgar may, in its sole discretion, decline booking any guest or remove any guest who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Trafalgar’s terms and conditions. Behaviour We are here to provide the best services possible but in doing so we will not tolerate abusive or aggressive behaviour from our Guests. We will refuse to deal with and may terminate the holiday of people who assault our Company Representatives or who continue to be verbally abusive or aggressive when asked to behave reasonably. When you make a booking, you accept responsibility for the proper conduct of all members of your party during your stay. We reserve the right at any time to terminate the travel arrangements and/or cease to deal with any party member(s) whose behaviour, in the reasonable opinion of us or our suppliers, may cause danger, upset, disruption or distress to anyone else or damage to property. Full cancellation charges will apply and no refund will be made. We shall have no obligation to pay compensation or meet any costs or expenses (including but not limited to alternative accommodation

and return transportation arrangements) guest may incur as a result of the travel arrangements being terminated. If you damage the accommodation in which you are staying or any property, you must reimburse the accommodation provider or property owner concerned for the cost of the damage before the end of your stay if the cost has been established by then or as soon as it has been established if later. You must indemnify us for the full amount of any claim (also including legal costs) made against us. Criminal proceedings may be instigated. Trafalgar is not responsible for any costs incurred concerning a guest removed from a guided holiday or aircraft, ship or train. Guests agree not to hold Trafalgar or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these terms and conditions. Young Traveller Discount The Young Traveller must be under age 18 on the holiday departure date, and must be accompanied by an adult, sharing a twin room. The Young Traveller must be the specified age at the start of travel to be eligible for the discount. Only two Young Traveller discounts per room are permitted, except on Family Experiences, where the limit is three Young Traveller discounts per room when sharing with one adult. This discount does not apply to extra night accommodation, optional extensions, airfares, taxes & fees, flight supplements, airport transfers or any cruise portion of a holiday. Itinerary Variations Trafalgar strives to improve guided holiday itineraries, services and features. If improvements can be made, or if circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods multiple departures may operate, sometimes in reverse order; hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages. On guided holidays which include cruises, the ship may be changed for operational reasons. Departures in early and late season are potentially operated in cool weather conditions. As a result, itinerary variations may occur. Certain activities may not be precisely as described or may not be available due to seasonality or weather conditions. We will try to notify you or your Travel Agent of changes. If your enjoyment may be diminished by such limitations, please check with us or your Travel Agent before making a reservation. In the event that we make a major change to your holiday (which does not include, for example, changes to aircraft type, change of accommodation to another of the same standard, or alteration of your outward/return flights by less than 12 hours) we will inform you or your Travel Agent as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before your departure date. You will either have the choice of accepting the change of arrangements, accepting an offer of alternative travel arrangements of comparable standard from us if available (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value, but these booking terms and conditions will continue to apply to any alternative booking), or cancelling your booked holiday and receiving a full refund of all monies paid. Where we make a major change to your holiday, you will also be entitled to compensation unless the change arises for unusual or unforeseeable reasons outside of our control (also referred to as reasons of “force majeure”, and includes war (and threat of war), riot, industrial dispute, actual or threatened terrorist activity and its consequences, civil disturbances, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, adverse weather conditions, epidemics, pandemics, unavoidable technical problems with transportation and any other similar events). The level of compensation will depend on when we inform you of the major change, although this does not exclude you from claiming more if you are entitled to do so: GUIDED HOLIDAY No. of days prior to departure date Compensation payable (per person) Over 45 days £0 45-22 days £10 21-8 days £20 7-1 days £30 Day of departure £40 Trafalgar’s ‘Be My Guest’ experiences are unique and take place in singular locations. In the unlikely event that our local hosts or local experts are unable to welcome Trafalgar guests, Trafalgar will attempt to find an alternate experience or a highlight meal will be provided in place of the ‘Be My Guest’ experience. Holidays & Changes During local or national holidays, certain facilities such as museums, sightseeing trips and shopping may be limited or unavailable. In such instances itinerary changes are made by Trafalgar seeking to reduce inconvenience to guests. Such changes are deemed not to be a major change to the itinerary, and no compensation will be payable to guests. Holidays, closing days and other circumstances may necessitate a change of the day of the week for scheduled highlight dinners, sightseeing or other activities. If, you feel your enjoyment might be diminished by any of these circumstances please check with the respective national tourist office before selecting a specific departure date. Extended stays If you arranged with us to remain at a destination before or after your guided holiday, your stay will be at your sole expense as is the transfer to either the hotel or airport. Please see the ‘Extend Your Stay in Gateway Cities’ section for a list of pre and post guided holiday accommodation. Space is limited and if available is for up to three nights before and/or after each guided holiday. Breakfast and luggage handling is not included unless otherwise noted. Trafalgar does not provide complimentary transfers for guests booking pre-and post-night accommodation. However, inexpensive airport transfers can be purchased from Trafalgar. If your extra night accommodation is not the hotel where your guided holiday begins or ends, you will be responsible for your transfer arrangements at your own expense. For your comfort Trafalgar operates a daily seat rotation system and enforces a strict no smoking and no alcohol policy on board motorcoaches. Regular comfort stops are made on travelling days. Many hotels, restaurants, trains, cruises and other venues are 100% smoke free. Guided Holiday Cancellation Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any guided holiday departure in any circumstances, including in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made by Trafalgar any time prior to departure date of the guided holiday except when you failed to pay the final balance on time, Trafalgar will either refund the amount received for the guided holiday booking, or offer a comparable holiday if available. (Trafalgar will refund any difference in price if the alternative is of a lower price however, the Guest will be responsible for additional costs if the alternative is priced higher.) Trafalgar is not responsible for other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations and is not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on other travel arrangements including air tickets. Trafalgar will also pay compensation except in circumstances of force majeure, where the holiday is cancelled because the minimum number of guests required for a particular travel arrangement is not reached (and you are informed of this in good time) or where you fail to pay the final balance in time. The level of compensation depends on when we inform you of the cancellation, and is set out in “Itinerary Variations” above. Travel Insurance Trafalgar recommends that all guests purchase comprehensive Travel Insurance. Certain countries have a requirement for foreign visitors to have valid medical insurance on entry. Trafalgar cannot be held responsible for denied entry if a guest is unable to provide details to authorities of insurance or denial of entry for any reason. RESPONSIBILITY Complete Agreement These booking conditions, together with the other terms incorporated into this contract referred to below,

represent the entire agreement between the parties. Disclaimer of Liability Trafalgar shall be responsible to for supplying the services and accommodation described in this brochure with reasonable skill and care. Where the contract is not performed, or is performed improperly by us or our agents, suppliers or other co-operating organisations we will pay you appropriate compensation unless this failure is due to i) you; ii) a third party unconnected with the provision of these services where this failure is unforeseeable or unavoidable; iii) unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised; or iv) an event which neither we nor our suppliers could have foreseen or forestalled, even with all due care. In such circumstances, we will do their best to supply comparable services, accommodation and itineraries and in any event we shall offer you such prompt assistance as is reasonable in the circumstances, but there shall be no refund in this connection. Our liability for claims which do not involve death, injury or illness shall be limited to twice the price of the holiday. Under EU law (Regulation 261/2004) you have rights in some circumstances to refunds and/or compensation from your airline in cases of denied boarding, cancellation or delay to flights. Full details of these rights will be publicised at EU airports and will also be available from airlines. However, reimbursement in such cases will not automatically entitle you to a refund of your holiday cost from us. If any payments are due from us, any payments made to you by the airline will be deducted from this amount. All baggage and personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances at the risk of the guided holiday participant. Baggage insurance is recommended. Upon return at the end of the guided holiday, if lost articles are found and returned to the owner, a service fee will be charged. All certificates and other travel documents for services issued by Trafalgar’s agents, suppliers or other co-operating organisations are subject to the terms and conditions specified by the carriers and suppliers and to the laws of the countries in which the services are supplied some of which may limit or exclude liability. You are responsible for ensuring that you keep all of your travel documents safe and that they are available for inspection. Safety Where the guest occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither the Operator nor its agents or co-operating organisations or service providers will be liable for any injury, illness or death or for any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of such an accident or incident. This exclusion and limitation of liability shall not be used to imply that the Operator or its agents or affiliated entities are liable in other circumstances. International Treaties Our liability is also limited by the contractual terms of the companies that provide the transportation for your travel arrangements (which are incorporated into this contract) and international conventions which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol and Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road and the Paris Convention 1962 for accommodation. We are to be regarded as having all the benefits of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage and delay to guests and luggage. Errors and Omissions In the case of computer or human billing errors, we reserve the right to re-invoice participants with correct billing. Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to press; however Trafalgar cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. The airline(s) featured or nominated in this brochure do not by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure commit or represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a holiday from Trafalgar group or as having any other legal relationship with them. All bookings made with any provider of any transport, facilities, meals, other goods or of any services are subject to terms and conditions and exclusions and/or limitations of liability imposed by them in relation to matters not covered particularly and expressly by our agreement with Trafalgar. If you decide that you do not want to visit a country or part of a country you intended to visit because of any law, condition or requirement of any government or governmental authority, official, servant or agent, you are responsible for any costs, expenses, charges, fees, losses or damage incurred as a consequence and any cancellation or amendment fees. None of the companies in the Trafalgar group of companies, or any of their servants or agents, accept any responsibility or liability for your acts, omissions, defaults, conduct, state of health, condition or circumstances. Arbitration of Disputes In the unlikely event that a problem cannot be resolved amicably between us, we can offer you an arbitration service for the resolution of disputes arising out of, or in connection with this contract. The arbitration scheme is arranged by ABTA and administered independently. It provides for a simple and inexpensive method of arbitration on documents alone with restricted liability on you in respect to costs. This scheme does not apply to claims for an amount greater than £5,000 per person, and there is also a limit of £25,000 per booking form. It does not apply to claims which are solely or mainly in respect to physical injury or illness or their consequences. The scheme can however deal with compensation claims which include an element of minor injury or illness subject to a limit of £1,500 on the amount an arbitrator can award per person in respect of this element. Your request for arbitration must be received by ABTA within 18 months of the date of return from holiday. Outside this time limit arbitration under the Scheme may still be available if we agree, but the ABTA Code does not require such agreement from us. For injury and illness claims, you can request the ABTA Mediation Procedure and we have the option to agree to mediation. COMPLAINT PROCEDURES & CONSUMER PROTECTION Complaint Procedure If you have a problem during your holiday please inform Trafalgar’s Travel Director/Local Representative immediately, who will try to make things right. If the matter was not resolved locally, please write to Trafalgar’s Guest Relations Department at the address below within sixty (60) days of the end of the Trafalgar holiday, as it is important that you provide us the information quickly. Please quote your booking reference number and all relevant information. Failure to follow this procedure may delay or deny us the opportunity to investigate and rectify the problem, which may affect the way your complaint is dealt with and your rights under this contract. Data Protection To process your guided holiday booking, Trafalgar will need to use personal information for you and guests in your booking. Personal information may include each guest’s name, address, phone number, email address, passport number, and sensitive information such as health, medical, dietary, mobility, religious or other special requirements. This personal information may be passed on to other suppliers of your travel arrangements in addition to public authorities (such as customs and immigration), security and credit checking organizations, and otherwise as required by law. We may need to provide personal information to contractors who provide services to or for us (e.g. sending mail, providing marketing assistance, etc). This may involve sending personal information (including sensitive information) to other countries that may not afford the same level of protection of personal information. In making your booking,

you consent to your personal data being passed to relevant third parties as set out above. We may also use the personal information you provide us to review and improve the guided holidays and services that we offer, and to contact you (by post, email and/or phone) about other guided holidays and services offered by Trafalgar that you may be interested in. If you don’t want to receive this information or if you want a copy of the personal information we hold about you, write to us at Trafalgar Tours Ltd (see address below). Trafalgar may charge a fee for supplying you with this information as permitted by law. Please note: Due to the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) SECURE FLIGHT rules, airlines are now REQUIRED to collect more specific data on their guests prior to travel documents being issued. OTHER CONDITIONS Each guest is required to comply with the terms, conditions, requirements, laws, rules and/or regulations of any service provider, or any country or governmental authority, and shall be liable for any such non-compliance. We provide full financial protection for our package holidays. When you buy an ATOL protected air holiday package, flight and/ or “flight plus” holiday from Trafalgar you will receive an ATOL certificate from us (or via our authorised agent through which you booked), confirming your protection under our Air Travel Organiser’s License number 10148. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong. We, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate, will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with the services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or your credit card issuer where applicable). If we, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL certificate, are unable to provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an alternative ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust may make a payment to (or confer a benefit on) you under the ATOL scheme. You agree that in return for such a payment or benefit you assign absolutely to those Trustees any claims which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the non-provision of the services, including any claim against us, the Travel Agent (or your credit card issuer where applicable). You also agree that any such claims may be re-assigned to another body, if that other body has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL scheme. When you buy a package holiday that does not include a flight, protection is provided by way of a bond held by ABTA. ABTA STATEMENT Trafalgar is a member of ABTA with membership number Y181X. We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. Further information on the Code of Conduct and ABTA’s assistance in resolving disputes can be found at www.abta.com. Booking Arrangements Your booking arrangements can be made through your Travel Agent or with us directly. When you make a booking you must be at least 18 years of age at the time of booking. You are guaranteeing that you understand and have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of yourself and all members of your party the terms of these booking conditions. We will deal only with the lead booking name in all subsequent correspondence and dealings. You are responsible for making all payments due, ensuring the accuracy of all personal details and other information supplied in respect of yourself and your party, notifying us of any changes or cancellations and for receiving correspondence and keeping your party informed. Additional Optional Experiences With Trafalgar, you will enjoy many famous highlights as included features on your guided holiday, at no extra cost. An exciting array of additional Optional Experiences and Activities may be made available to further enhance your experience. These Experiences and Activities are optional, and are offered at special preferential prices. They can be booked only after you start your guided holiday, as many of them are carefully programmed to coincide with highlights available at the time of your visit. A detailed list and cost of these will be included in your travel documentation. You can book and pay for them through your Travel Director, by cash or credit card. Optional experiences may vary due to seasonal conditions and require minimum guest participation. Prices are subject to change without notice. Please also see the relevant section of “Guided Holiday Participation” regarding limitation (exclusion) of our liability for optional experiences operated by independent third party suppliers. IMPORTANT NOTE: It is the guest’s responsibility to ensure all necessary visas are obtained prior to departure and their passport is valid as per the laws of the country that they are travelling in or through. We do not accept any responsibility and will not make any refunds if you cannot travel because you have not complied with any passport, visa or immigration requirements or if you have lost or mislaid any necessary documents (including travel documentation). Trafalgar will also not be liable in circumstances where entry is refused to another country for any reason. You should also contact your GP or a specialist vaccination centre for details of any measures you may need to take prior to departure. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) may have issued information on the FCO’s website at www. fco.gov.uk/travel. For travel information, you can also visit ABTA’s website on www.abta.com or phone them on 0901 201 5050 (calls are charged at 50p/minute). IMPORTANT NOTICE: Unfortunately it is inevitable that some of the prices or details contained within this brochure or on our website may have changed since the brochure was printed, and we reserve the right to alter the prices of any of our holidays before you book. You will be informed about any changes to any of the relevant details within this brochure before you book either with your Travel Agent or with ourselves as part of our commitment to high quality customer service. Any bookings made in the UK will be made with Trafalgar. (Company Number 50679), which is a member of ABTA (Y181X) and licensed by the Civil Aviation Authority (10148).

TRAFALGAR TOURS LTD Picquet House, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1AF, Channel Islands The Trafalgar group of companies has Marketing/Sales/ Administrative offices/agents in: Australia, Canada, China, Guernsey, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, United Kingdom, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand and the USA.

For further information visit our website at: www.trafalgar.com This brochure supersedes any other prior brochure on the market. See back cover for brochure version and print date. Major Credit Cards Accepted

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Six ways to save

SAVE UP TO

£575

Book and pay early The earlier you book and pay, the more you save with our Early Payment Discounts. We give you up to 10% off – so, to get our best prices, book before they run out.

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Saving up to

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£575 per person

£432 per person

£288 per person

until 27 November, 2014

until 29 January, 2015

until 30 April, 2015

Available on selected holidays – see itinerary pages. Can be combined with other discounts where applicable, does not apply to extra nights accommodation, optional extensions, airfares, flight supplements and surcharges, taxes and fees, airport transfers and any cruise portion of a holiday. A deposit is required at the time of booking and the full amount must be paid by the date shown. Subject to availability and may be withdrawn without notice. See page 72-73 for full conditions.

Frequent Traveller Discount

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5%

Travelled with us in the last five years? Join our free Travel Club and get 5% off your next holiday. Discount only applies to the land portion of your holiday. Only one discount available per person, and only one discount can be redeemed against each further holiday. For travel within the same year, there must be a 60-day gap between completion of your first trip and the date on which you make your new booking. You must be a member of Trafalgar Travel Club at time of booking (you cannot save by joining after booking) or have travelled with one of The Travel Corporation sister brands (www.thetravelcorporation.com) in the last five years. Does not apply to extra nights accommodation, optional extensions, airfares, flight supplements and surcharges, taxes and fees, airport transfers and any cruise portion of a holiday.

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Second Trip Discounts

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2.5%

Want to combine two of our trips? If they’re seven days or longer, we give you money off when you book two or more trips for one holiday.  ook two trips – and save up to •B £144 per person on the shorter trip •B  ook three trips – and save on the two shortest trips • Book more trips and keep saving Check the itinerary pages for the discount amounts and ask your Travel Agent for the best combinations. See itinerary pages for discounts. Discount only applies to the land-only portion of your holiday. All holidays must be booked at the same time. Does not apply to extra nights accommodation, optional extensions, airfares, flight supplements and surcharges, taxes and fees, airport transfers and any cruise portion of a holiday.

Definite Departures We guarantee our trips will depart (weather and other conditions dependent of course), as soon as enough guests are booked on them. Just look for the green tick when you search for prices and dates on www.trafalgar.com

Private door to door UK airport transfers

We believe your holiday should be a relaxing and hassle free experience from start to finish. This is why we include complimentary private UK airport transfers. See page 72 for details. SAVE

Family & Friends Discounts

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One size doesn’t fit all with families, so we have three different ways of saving money.

Group Discounts • Get 5% off per guest – for groups of 5-9 • Get 50% off for one guest – for groups of 9-15 • Get one free place – for groups of 16 or more Discount only applies to the land portion of your holiday. Limited to one group per coach and all guest names are needed at the time of booking. Does not apply to extra nights accommodation, optional extensions, airfares, flight supplements and surcharges, taxes and fees, airport transfers and any cruise portion of a holiday.

Young Traveller Discount Guests aged 5-17 save up to 10% when travelling with an adult on many holidays – see itinerary pages for savings. See itinerary pages for discounts. For Galagagos & Cape Horn Cruises Young Traveller age is 5 to 11. Discount only applies to the land portion of your holiday. Only two discounts per room except Family Experiences where three discounts apply. Young travellers must be aged 5-17 at the time of travel. Does not apply to extra nights accommodation, optional extensions, airfares, flight supplements and surcharges, taxes and fees, airport transfers and any cruise portion of a holiday.

Triple & Quad Room Discount

Fly with us…

When you book a triple or quad room we give discounts to all guests – see itinerary pages for savings. Available on selected holidays – see itinerary pages. Discount only applies to the land portion of your holiday. Triple and Quad Room Reductions are based on three or four people sharing one room based on existing bedding arrangements (usually two beds) they do not include the cost of any additional bed or ‘roll away’. Quad occupancy is strictly reserved for families travelling with young children on family experiences holidays and is not suitable for four adults sharing. Triple and Quad occupancy is limited on cruises.

Single Travellers We know solo travellers have different needs – we make it simple by offering the privacy of your own room.

Single Supplement

We include return scheduled flights and only partner with the world’s leading airlines. See page 21 for details. NB. Flights from your local regional airport may not always be direct and may be subject to a supplement.

To see our low single room prices, just check our itinerary pages. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. Each holiday has a limited number of rooms available for single occupancy and single occupancy is restricted to certain cabin categories onboard cruises and on request only.

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See the world from the inside Our guided holidays cover Europe, Great Britain, USA, Canada, Central and South America, Asia, Hawaii, Australia and New Zealand. Have you seen our other collections? At Leisure, Family Experiences and CostSaver Order your free brochures now at www.trafalgar.com See what our guests are saying: www.trafalgar.com/trafalgarinsider www.facebook.com/TrafalgarTravel www.twitter.com/TrafalgarTalk www.instagram.com/TrafalgarTravel

Picquet House, St Peter Port, Guernsey, UK, GY1 1AF ABTA: Y181X ATOL: 10148

To book or discover more, get in touch with your expert Travel Agent

Freephone: 0800 533 5616 Travel Agency Reservations: 0800 206 1469

Trafalgar is a member of the family-owned The Travel Corporation and is renowned and trusted for its outstanding quality, service, value, reliability and financial stability. www.TheTravelCorporation.com

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