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Latin America, Feel it, live it

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Welcome To Latin America

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land of discovery, diverse landscapes and beautiful colonial cities and ancient Civilizations rich in culture and History. We invite you to explore the breathtaking scenery of the Andean Mountain Range as it crosses Chile on its way to the Glaciers lakes and rivers of Patagonia in Argentina. Take a Journey from the Mayan Temples of Tikal in Guatemala to the top of a mountain Citadel of Machu Picchu in Peru. As well a trip to this continent cannot be complete without experiencing its flora, fauna and biodiversity that can only be found in the Amazon Rainforest of Brazil and other countries in South America and the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador. We have been providing the best of Tourism to Latin America for the past 30 years. Our specialty is to organize, create and design customized tours and itineraries that will accommodate any budget. Whether you’re travelling as an individual or in a group our goal is to make your trip to this part of the world, a truly unforgettable experience. We Know Latin America best. From all of us at Martour International.

4-5 Peru 6-7 ECUADOR 8-9 argentina 10-11 brazil 12-13 chile 15-17 colombia 18 bolivia 19-21 guatemala 22-23 costa rica 24-25 panama 26-27 el salvador 28-29 nicaragua 30-31 honduras 32-33 belize 34-35 cuba 36-37 mexico

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TABLE OF CONTENTS


115 Destinations

22

Countries

You call it South America.

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Peru

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eru is the third largest country in South America and one of the 20 largest countries in the world. An extremely diverse country with 3 main regions: coast, mountains and jungle and 11 ecological regions. Due to its geography it has a huge variety of scenery. From the oldest civilization in America, to the largest and most powerful empire of the southern continent, Ancient Peru conserves the architectural and artistic vestiges of fascinating cultures. Discovering them is a breathtaking experience. A single trip is not enough to discover all the wonders of Peru. Here we highlight just a few magical places and

Classic PERU 8 Days – 7 Nights

experiences that must be lived and appreciated when you visit this country. We would love for you to have the opportunity to fully experience the diversity of Peru’s cultural history, staggering natural scenery, heavenly gastronomy and much more...

Starting from $1,689.00 CAD

Day 1: Canada - Lima

Arrival in Lima, meet and greet at Lima airport and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Lima.

Day 2: Lima (B) Morning at leisure, in the afternoon you will go on a half -day city tour of modern and Colonial Lima. We’ll start with a panoramic view of “La Huaca Pucllana” and then you will visit the impressive Historical Downtown of Lima, with its palaces, mansions, churches and squares ending with a visit to the residential and financial district of San Isidro and an unforgettable view of the Pacific Ocean from the district of Miraflores. Overnight in Lima.

Day 3: Lima / Cuzco (B)

After breakfast, you will be picked up at your hotel for the flight to Cuzco, upon arrival transfer to your hotel in Cuzco downtown. Rest of day at leisure to acclimate to the altitude. Overnight in Cuzco.

Day 4: Cuzco (B)

Today you will have the city tour of Cuzco. During this tour we will be visiting the cathedral, temple of the sun (Koricancha) and four ruins nearby cuzco, to the archeological complex of Sacsayhuaman, Quenqo, Puca-pucara and Tambomachay. Overnight in Cuzco.

Day 5: Cuzco / Sacred Valley (B,L)

Early departure for the Sacred Valley tour, visiting the Archaeological Complex of Pisac Ruins and Market, stopping at the Urubamba Valley for a buffet lunch and continue to Ollantaybambo, its name comes from the Old Aymara and it means ¨Viewpoint¨ Overnight in Urubamba.

Day 6: Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu / Cuzco (B,L)

6:05 AM Transfer to the Train station to catch the train to Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu. 7:05 AM Vistadome train departs to Aguas Calientes.

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8:30 AM Arrival in Aguas Calientes you will be taken on a 30 minutes ride to the top of Machu Picchu Citadel. Upon arrival, guided tour of the most spectacular ancient city in the world. This fabulous city contains houses, temples, warehouses, a large central square; all connected by narrow roads and steps that are surrounded by terraces cut into the mountain side. After the tour, free time to enjoy this spiritual wonder. Return to Aguas Calientes for lunch. 15:20 PM Vistadome train departs to make its way back to Cuzco. 19:05 PM Arrival to Poroy station and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Cuzco.

Day 7: Cuzco (B)

Day at leisure to explore the city on your own. Overnight in Cuzco.

Day 8: Cuzco - Canada (B)

Transfer to Cuzco airport for your flight back home or to continue your journey.

INCLUDED:

-2 night accommodation in Lima -3 night accommodation in Cuzco -1 night accommodation in Urubamba -1 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes -Private roundtrip transfers airport/hotel -Train ticket to Machu Picchu -Entrance fees - Excursions as specified in Itinerary (shared) -meals as indicated (B-breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)

NOT INCLUDED:

-Intl & Domestic air tickets and airport taxes -Meals not specified on the itinerary -Tips & gratuities -Personal expenses


Discover PERU /INCA TRAIL

Additional Discoveries

EXTENSION TO IQUITOS (Cruises) No other place like it in the world, the Amazon basin has a great diversity of plant and animal life as well as indigenous people. Amazon river cruises offer the best of two worlds: the convenience and comfort of a group and the joy of personal discovery. You will feel at home in the Amazon.

Day 1: Cusco - Km 82 – Wayllabamba, Yuncachimpa (B, L, D)

Pick up from your hotel in the Sacred Valley for the official beginning of the Incas. The official beginning of the Inca Trail is called km 82. After crossing the Rio Urubamba (2200m) we will start the legendary Inca Trail. The first day the trail is easy to walk and a good warm up for the following days. In Miskay we’ll have lunch at a small river bank while getting some information about the archaeological complex of Llactapata. After that, we will continue our hike to Wayllabamba (3100m / 10170f ) and ascend to Yuncachimpa (3300 m/ 10826f ), the camping site we will spend the night in. From here, we have a great view of the mysterious Nevado de Veronica. Level of difficulty: normal (easy). Hiking time: 5-6 hours .

Day 2: Yuncachimpa, Llulluchapampa, Warmihuañusca pass, Pacaymayu, Runkurakay pass, Chaquicocha (B, L, D)

The second day is the ‘Free-Hike-Day’; that means, that everybody should walk in his/her own pace – Early in the morning the trail first leads through the Valley of Llulluchapampa (3850m/12631f ). The first 3km are steep - enjoy the humid woodland and the water sounds. From Llulluchapampa follow the way for 2-3 hours until you crest the highest point of this section, the Warmihuañusca (Dead Woman Pass) (4200m/113780f ). This climb is known as the most difficult part of the Inca Trail. After a short break at the summit, you continue your hike down with a long and steep descent to the river Pacaymayu (Sunrise River) towards the Runkurakay pass (3050m/10007f ) until you reach our camping site called Chaquicocha at (3650m/11975f ). Level of difficulty: Challenging. Hiking time: 7-8 hours.

Day 3: Chaquicocha,Phuyupatamarca, Wiñayhuayna (B, L, D)

The third day is the most beautiful one. You can notice a change in the eco-system while walking to the tropical forest of Wiñaywayna. We will pass two small lakes at the top of the second pass (3950m). It’s a gentle climb through beautiful cloud forest and a small Inca tunnel before the third pass (3700m) offers a grand view over the Rio Urubamba Valley. The nearest settlement is named Phuyupatamarca “Town above the clouds” (3600m/11811f ). Here We pass another Inca Tunnel before visiting the ruins of Wiñaywayna “Forever young” (2650m/8694f ). The Inca stairs change into a zigzag trail until you reach a red-roofed white building, our last camping site, and also a location with hot water (5S) and bottled drinks. Level of difficulty: normal, unforgettable (easy). Hiking time: 5-6 hours.

Day 4: Wiñayhuayna - Machu Picchu(B)

After breakfast at 4:30 am, we will head to the Inti Punku (Sun Gate) to get the first glimpse of Machu Picchu and watch the sunrise over Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu. This triumphant descent will take about one hour, before we visit the citadel of Machu Picchu (2400m//7874f ) around 8.00am. You can enjoy its spiritual charm during a guided tour (about two hours) that helps you to understand the meaning and ancient use of the different buildings. After this tour you will have time to explore the site on your own (climb Wayna Picchu for an amazing panoramic picture). A bus takes you down to Aguas Calientes. Return by train to Ollantaytambo. Transfer to your hotel in Cusco. Level of difficulty: normal, unique (easy). Hiking time: 2-3 hours.

M/V Aqua - luxury riverboat Discovery Cruise

EXTENSION TO PUERTO MALDONADO (JUNGLE/ AMAZON)

Day 1: Lima/Puerto Maldonado / Reserva Amazonica Lodge

Upon arrival in Puerto Maldonado you will be met by one of our representatives who will take you on a 45 minute boat ride in the Reserva Amazonica lodge. Later enjoy a relaxing dinner and evening at the lodge and prepare for the next day’s adventures.

Day 2: Reserva Amazonica Lodge

After an early breakfast, you will take a short boat ride to the magnificent Sandoval Lake, located in the spectacular Tambopata National Reserve, Admire lake and its varied inhabitants, including colorful macaws, red howler monkeys, anacondas, and turtles. After lunch you will take the Inkaterra Canopy Walk. From here you will see toucans, woodpeckers, and many other striking Amazon birds. Return to the Lodge and enjoy a quiet evening sipping a cocktail.

Day 3: Reserva Amazonica Lodge

Today, you will set out on a nature hike and learn about the many different plant species that can be found in the Tambopata Reserve (more than 200), as well as the many benefits of the varied local flora. Visit a Farm, during this tour you will learn about the techniques used by local farmers as well as the variety of produce.

Day 4: Reserva Amazonica Lodge / Puerto Maldonado / Cuzco

After breakfast, depart for a 45 minute boat ride back to Puerto Maldonado then transfer to the Airport for your flight back or onto your next destination.

EXTENSION TO NAZCA LINES

Day 1: Lima-Ica-Nazca-Ica

Early morning pick up at your hotel in Lima and drive along Peru’s scenic southern coast, until we arrive at the small fishing town of Paracas. There, enjoy a private tour of the National Reserve, a national park with beautiful red-sand beaches, dramatic cliff, and dunes.

Day 2: Ica / Lima

The next morning, you will take a boat out to the Ballestas Islands, an unforgettable wildlife sanctuary filled with Humboldt penguins, sea lions, terns, blue footed boobies, and a mysterious symbol carved into a cliff centuries ago, called the Candelabra. Then we’ll transport you to the airport in Pisco, 15 minutes north, for an unforgettable flight over the Nazca Lines. You will see 12 of the world-famous Nazca Lines. Afterwards, return to your hotel in Lima. You will arrive with a camera full of amazing photos of a genuine adventure from a beautiful part of the world.

130-foot flagship with 12 luxury guest suites Day 1 Saturday: Iquitos – Amazon River Day 2 Sunday: Amazon River & headwaters Day 3Monday: Marañon River & Pacaya Samiria Reserve Day 4 Tuesday: Marañon River & Amazon River

DELFIN I/II riverboats

Delfin has made it a highest priority to give back to the Amazon’s communities as much as the local people have enriched their travelers’ experiences.

EXTENSION PERU TO BOLIVIA

Day 1: Puno / Catamaran / La Paz

Early land transfer to Copacabana Sanctuary, board the Catamaran Cruise Ship; snack on board while sailing to Sun Island, the legendary birthplace of the Inca Empire. Visit the Inca Garden, steps and fountain followed by the Inti Wata Cultural Complex including the Ekako Underground Museum, the traditional medicine and the Titikaka Reed Shipbuilders display centers, the Pachamama agricultural Inca terraces, a handicraft center, the Intica lounge and at the Manco Kapac look out the largest variety of Andean camelids. Also, the Inti Wata Complex at Sun Island includes a unique sailing experience aboard a huge Titikaka traditional vessel for a panoramic visit to the Pilkokaina Inca Palace. Catamaran Cruise Ship to Chua harbour while enjoying a lunch buff et on board, land transfer to La Paz. Accommodation at the selected hotel.

Day 2: La Paz

We pick up passengers from the hotel to visit the famous Witch Doctor’s Market and the San Francisco Colonial Church. The tour continues to Plaza Murillo where the Cathedral, the Government Palace and the National Congress buildings are located. Then, we will visit the famous colonial street Jaen where interesting museums are clustered together, followed by a visit to the replica of the semi-subterranean temple of the Tiwanaku Culture. The tour ends with a visit to the unique Moon Valley, where you will have the opportunity to walk around, and visit a ceramic workshop with a demonstration of the art of pottery.

Day 3: La Paz / Cuzco

Transfer to the airport in the morning for the return flight to Cuzco.

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ECUADOR

lthough the smallest of all the Andean countries, The Republic of Ecuador holds historical, cultural and natural wonders befitting an entire continent. Straddling not only two hemispheres but also two worlds - the ancient and the modern - this tiny republic with its remnants of past civilizations and Spanish conquests offers the traveler a striking blend of landscapes, people and cultures.

Classic ECUADOR 8 Days – 7 Nights

Ecuador boasts an incredible diversity which belies its diminutive size. Indigenous cultures, tropical forests, active volcanoes, and a wealth of animal and bird life are all highly accessible within a matter of hours. Guayaquil is the largest city in Ecuador. Ecuador is a land full of contrast and colour. It is divided in four regions: the Galapagos Islands, the Pacific Coast which features beautiful beaches, the Sierra with the majestic Andes and the Amazon Jungle with its tribes and history. The Galapagos Islands are a bucket-list destination for good reason: This group of volcanic islands and its fragile ecosystem has taken on almost mythological status as a showcase of biodiversity.

Starting from $4,899.00 CAD

including GALAPAGOS ISLAND

Day 1: Canada / Quito

Arrival and transfer to hotel for overnight.

Day 2: Quito (B) Colonial city tour & Middle of the World, bustling streets and squares of the largest historical old town in the Americas. Visit the “Middle of the World” located at 0º latitude. Overnight.

Day 3: Otavalo Market & Surroundings(B)

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magnificent and great frigate birds*, swallow-tailed gulls, sea lions, land iguanas. PM - Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz) Wet landing on the north side of Santa Cruz; behind the beach lie two small flamingo ponds with iguanas, coastal birds, Darwin finches, mockingbirds, and gulls, as well as interesting native and endemic vegetation, red and black mangroves, salt bushes, and much more. This beach is one of the main nesting sites of sea turtles* in the Galapagos.

Day 7: Galapagos Island / San Cristobal (B,L,D)

Visit the well-known indigenous market in Otavalo for an arts and crafts shopping adventure. Visit Peguche known for Its weavers, Cotacachi known for the manufacture of leather goods, Cuicocha Crater lake. Back to Quito for overnight.

Dry landing in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, capital of the Galapagos Islands. Visit of the Interpretation Center, an excellent place to learn about Natural History in the Galapagos. After the visit you will go straight to the airport for return flight to Guayaquil or Quito.

Day 4: Quito / Galapagos Island & cruise (B,L,D)

Day 8: Quito or Guayaquil / Canada (B)

Early morning transfer from hotel to Quito airport for flight to Baltra (2 ½ hours flight). Certified naturalist guide will take you on a ten minute bus drive to the pier to board the yachts. PM – Fausto Llerena Breeding Center - Charles Darwin Station(Santa Cruz) Dry landing. We visit the Station where the Galapagos giant tortoise breeding program takes place as part of our efforts to preserve the fragile Galapagos.

Day 5: Galapagos Island- Baltra Island (B,L,D)

Wet landing on a white sand beach surrounded by a sea lion colony; we continue walking through an endemic cactus forest as we search for the endemic Santa Fe land iguana, the largest in the islands Deep-water snorkeling opportunity. PM - South Plaza (Plaza Island). Dry landing on the northern part of the Islet. In South Plaza there is a large colony of the smaller sized land iguanas. They feed on all kinds of vegetation. We will encounter the one and only Galapagos hybrid iguana.

Day 6: Galapagos Island/ North Seymour & Bachas Beach (B,L,D)

This is perhaps one of the busiest tourist destinations on the archipelago. An approximately two hour walk amidst large nesting colonies of blue-footed boobies*,

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After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for flight back home

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-4 nights hotel accommodation -Galapagos 3 nights cruise stay aboard Luxury Yachts. -Private roundtrip transfers airport/hotel -Entrance fees to sites -Excursions as specified in Itinerary (shared) -Meals as indicated (B-breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner) -Certified naturalist guides

NOT INCLUDED:

-Intl & domestic air tickets & applicable airport taxes -Meals not specified on the itinerary -Soft drinks & alcoholic beverages during cruise -Ingala card, Galapagos National Park entrance fee -Tips & gratuities -Personal expenses


Discover TREN CRUCERO

Additional Discoveries

GALAPAGOS ISLAND HOPPING Day 1: AM Transfer in Airport - Puerto Ayora PM Charles Darwin Station

Day 2: Tren Crucero

Luxury Experience in Ecuador from Quito to Guayaquil •Let history come to life as an authentic steam locomotive carries you through some of the most exciting parts of the journey. •Walk beneath sky-scraping mountains and active volcanoes in Cotopaxi National Park. •Enjoy breathtaking landscapes ! •Enjoy accommodations in historical farm houses (haciendas), where you will experience local customs & cuisine!

Day 1: Quito–Otavalo–San Antonio – San Roque–Ibarra*

Choose between any of the following islands - Bartholomew - Plazas Island - North Seymour - Floreana Island - Dragon Hill - Santa Fe Island

Day 3:

Choose between any of the following islands - Bartholomew - Plazas Island - North Seymour - Floreana Island - Dragon Hill - Santa Fe Island

Day 3:

Today see Otavalo, the market where indigenous people who have gathered since Inca times. In the afternoon return to Quito. Overnight. (B)

Day 4:

Day free until transfer to the airport for departure. (B)

INTRODUCING BANOS

The setting is amazing. From town you can see waterfalls, hike through lush forests, or rest in steaming thermal springs. Approx 4 hours from Quito or 6 hours from Guayaquil, Baños offers Rafting, Kayaking, Canyoning, Rock Climbing, Paragliding, Mountain Biking, Trekking, Bridge Jumping, Zip Lining, Horse Riding and much more.

COCA, ECUADOR (AMAZON)

Stretch from Otavalo to Ibarra on a steam locomotive across the northern valleys. Visit woodcarving workshops at San Antonio, discover local traditional food in Andrade Marin and a show of local music and textile weaving at San Roque train station. Overnight in Quito.

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AM Highlands of Santa Cruz, Lava Tunnels PM Transfer by speed boat to Isabela Island and Flamingos Lake.

Sacha Lodge is found within a 5000-acre private ecological reserve in Ecuador’s Amazon region, an accessible yet pristine rainforest sanctuary where you and your family will enjoy a true jungle adventure in comfort.

Day 2: Quito–Boliche–Ambato -Urbina

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AM Sierra Negra Volcano PM Playa el Embarcadero

Journey across the Avenue of the Volcanoes, exploration of Andean woods an ecosystems at el Boliche area, in Cotopaxi National Park, amazing views of Yambo lake and visit to Baltasar, the last ice-harvester in the Chimborazo slopes. Overnight in Riobamba.

Day 3: Riobamba–Colta–Guamote Alausi–Devil´s Nose View point -Bucay

Riobamba to Colta with steam engine, visit to one of the very last Andean indigenous markets: Guamote. Devil´s nose crossing and the impressive climatic transition while traveling from the Andes Mountain Range to the Pacific coast. Overnight in Bucay.

Day 4: Bucay –Naranjito –Yaguachi Duran (Guayaquil)

Cacao & Chocolate tasting at Naranjito in a Coastal Hacienda. Yaguachi to Duran (Guayaquil) with steam engine. Complimentary shuttle to selected hotels in Guayaquil.

INCLUDED • Accommodations in haciendas/hotels. • All meals for the duration of your tour. • Complimentary water, tea, coffee, juices, snacks, and fruits on board the train. • Transportation / transfer to & from. • Off-train excursions as described in the itinerary. • Professional bilingual (Spanish and English) guides.

Day 6:

AM Transfer by speed boat to Puerto Ayora followed by transfer out to Baltra airport.

INCLUDED:

Accommodation All meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner Detailed excursions with naturalist English speakingn guide. All transfers.

NOT INCLUDED:

Air tickets Galapagos National Park Entrance Fee: $100.00 (Subject to change) per person Migratory Control Card: $20.00 Soft drinks, alcoholic beverages and tips

Depart Quito´s airport at 11:00am for a 30 minute flight over the Andes. Arrive at a bustling oil town called Coca located in the Amazon Basin. After a quick lunch in Sacha´s private house you are off to the town docks where you will board Sacha´s private canoes for the 2 hour journey down river to Sacha´s Lodges property.

Day 2:

Full day excursion, approx at 7:00am Begin walking on trail Liana Chica and arrive at the canopy walk, for spectacular views of the rainforest canopy and the many different species of vibrantly colored birds.

Day 3:

Arrival in Quito. Transfer to selected hotel for three nights including breakfast. Balance of day at leisure.

You will begin your hike on trail Lagartococha. This trail offers you the chance to learn more about the nativepeople and their relationship with the forest. Learn about the trees where native people. In the afternoon you also have a good chance of being surrounded by troops of squirrel, capuchin, howler monkeys, river otter as well as the incredibly well camouflaged three-toed sloth!

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QUITO AND OTAVALO Day 1:

Get to know this Ecuador’s capital on a half day tour of the city. Visit the colonial temples and monasteries of this urban jewel, designated a world heritage site by UNESCO. Then continue to the Equatorial Monument, which marks the exact Middle of the World, latitude 0º, where one can stand with a foot on each hemisphere. (B)

Breakfast and departure from the lodge at 7:30 am. One last walk on the boardwalk to the river, and from there a 2 hour canoe ride back to Coca for your 35 minute flight back to Quito. Arrive in Quito at 12:30pm.

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argentina T he country, the culture and its people. Argentina, is the world’s eight largest country and the second largest in Latin America, possessing some of the world’s tallest mountains, expansive deserts, and impressive waterfalls, with the diversity of the land ranging from wild, remote areas in southern Patagonia to the bustling metropolis of Buenos Aires in the north a country of Gauchos (Argentinian

Classic ARGENTINA 8 Days – 7 Nights

cowboys), Asado (barbecue), Tango, and Dulce de leche (famous dessert). The name is immediately synonymous with big steaks, and long nights of eating the best meat of the world. Buenos Aires is never more alive than it is at night. It is what you’d expect from a city that invented tango, the national dance that combines both a reserve elegance and exuberant passion. The city’s neighbourhoods are small but each with its own characteristic colors and forms.

Starting from $1,199.00 CAD

Day 1: Arrival Buenos Aires (B,D)

Welcome to Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina. Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and escorted to your hotel. Afternoon free. Overnight.

Day 2: Buenos Aires (B, L)

Breakfast. In the morning you will enjoy a half day city tour of Buenos Aires: You will visit the National Congress, the ancient Council, the Metropolitan Cathedral, the "Casa Rosada", magnificent areas of Recoleta and Palermo, with their beautiful parks and buildings, and the Colon Theatre, one of the five most important Opera theatres in the world. We will visit San Telmo area, one of the most antique districts of the city, as well as the Boca district, with its "caminito"- a picturesque pedestrian street. Finally, the tour will lead us to the recently recycled district of Puerto Madero the tour also includes lunch at a local restaurant. Return to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 3: Buenos Aires (B, D)

In the morning we will visit the northern area of Buenos Aires. We will do a half day Tigre tour. On our way to Tigre area, we will be passing by the Presidential residence in Olivos district. We will continue the tour and reach San Isidro district, we will visit the train station, commercial mall and craft market. Once in Tigre area, we will get on a catamaran to enjoy a relaxing trip with a wonderful view of the Parana Delta, an area of subtropical rainforest made of thousand islands and islets. In the evening you will enjoy a Dinner and Tango Show. Return to the hotel. Overnight.

Day 4: Buenos Aires (B)

Breakfast. Today will be at leisure. You may want to relax or use this day for some shopping.

Day 5: Buenos Aires / Iguazu Falls (B, D)

After breakfast, transfer to local Airport for a flight to Iguazu Falls. Upon arrival you will be escorted to your hotel. Rest of the day free. Overnight.

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DAY 6: Iguazu Falls (B,L)

After breakfast, we will visit the Argentinean side of the falls. There are more than 270 waterfalls along the cliffs and islets, split into a half moon that is the shape of this beautiful geographical feature. The paths can be covered on foot or a picturesque little train can be chosen for the visit. The National Park has two circuits to be covered: one at a lower surface and the other at the upper one. In the lower circuit, one can reach the base of the falls, where the magnificence of their beauty can be appreciated. In the upper circuit, the tour is a bit more sedentary where unique landscapes can be viewed from footbridges and viewpoints, an unforgettable experience. Return to the hotel in the afternoon. Overnight.

Day 7: Iguazu Falls (B)

Breakfast at the hotel, day at leisure. Overnight.

Day 8: Iguazu Falls/Buenos Aires/Canada (B)

After breakfast transfer to the airport to fly back home or onward destination.

INCLUDED:

-4 nights hotel accommodation in Buenos Aires -3 nights hotel accommodation in in Iguazu Falls -Private roundtrip transfers airport/hotel -Entrance fees & - Excursions as specified in Itinerary (shared) -Meals as indicated (B-breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)

NOT INCLUDED:

-Intl & Domestic air tickets and airport taxes -Meals not specified on the itinerary -Tips & gratuities -Personal expenses


Discover PATAGONIA LAKE REGION

Additional Discoveries

Day 1: Arrival Buenos Aires (B,D)

Welcome to Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina. Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and privately escorted to your hotel. Afternoon free. Overnight.

Day 2: Buenos Aires/Trelew/Puerto Madryn

After breakfast transfer to the airport to fly to Trelew. Upon arrival transfer to hotel in Puerto Madryn. Accommodation.

Day 3: Puerto Madryn

After breakfast, you will travel to the Peninsula Valdes, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its exceptional marine life and fauna. (Whale sighting season: from June to mid-December)

Day 4: Puerto Madryn / Ushuaia

After breakfast departure to the airport for the flight to Ushuaia, transfer to hotel, rest of the day free. Overnight.

Day 5: Ushuaia

Breakfast and departure for half day excursion to TIERRA DEL FUEGO NATIONAL PARK . Running north from the Beagle Channel, the Tierra del Fuego National Park offers visitors easy walking trails along scenic rivers and bays. The park’s forests of beech are home to coastal birds such as cormorants and albatross.

Day 6: Ushuaia/ El Calafate

Breakfast and transfer to the airport for flight to El Calafate, upon arrival transfer to chosen hotel in this area, afternoon free. Overnight.

Day 7: El Calafate

Breakfast, departure for a full day excusion to Perito Moreno Glacier (approx. 80km) entering the Los Glaciares National Park. Breathtaking views of the Argentinian lake with its Round Bay, you will notice an important variety of bird, fauna, black neck swans, flamingos and steam ducks . Perito Moreno Glacier is a Solidified water river, a mass of ice in constant movement. Glacial ice is the result of the accumulation of snowfalls from centuries, you will observe this natural wonder from different angles. Return to hotel. Overnight.

Day 8: El Calafate

Breakfast. Day at leisure. Overnight Note: optional tour to Upsala Glacier available.

Day 9: El Calafate/ Buenos Aires

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for flight to Buenos Aires, in the evening Tango show with Dinner.

Day 10: Buenos Aires

Breakfast. Departure for a half day city tour of this marvelous Capital, which will include the House of government (casa Rosada) the world renown Colon Theatre, different neighborhoods including *LA BOCA* famous for its picturesque and colorful architecture. Rest of the day free. Overnight.

Day 11: Buenos Aires/ Canada

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for flight back home or onward to another destination.

EXTENSION TO MENDOZA: Wine region Day 1: Buenos Aires / Mendoza

In the morning you will transfer to the airport for your flight to Mendoza. Located at the base of the Andes, Mendoza is the heart of the Argentine wine country, and a relaxed and pleasant city. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. Free afternoon to wander around the city at your leisure. In the evening transfer to the Maipu area to enjoy a delicious dinner at *El Club Tapiz*

Day 2: Mendoza - Uco Valley Winery Tour

Today you have a full day excursion through the Valle de Uco wine region, an area currently known for producing many of the most renowned Argentine wines and surrounded by lovely mountain scenery. An exceptional day of wine tasting.

Day 3: Mendoza

Today you have a full day, privately guided tour up through the foothills into the high Andes. You’ll pass by small towns and eventually arrive to Aconcagua Park, home to the highest mountain in the Americas (more than 22,900 feet high), where you will have the chance to do some hiking (we can tailor the hiking to make it as easygoing or strenuous as you would like). In the afternoon you return to Mendoza by way of Villavicencio, getting some great views of the surrounding landscape and also having the opportunity to see some rare wildlife, such as guanacos (wild cousin of the llama), rhea (ostrich like birds), and Andean condors.

Day 4: Mendoza / Buenos aires

Transfer to the airport for flight to Buenos Aires to connect to your return flight or onwards destination.

JUJUY The Cerro de los Siete Colores is one of the hills bordering the Quebrada de Purmamarca which is in the province of Jujuy, Argentina . The Hill of Seven Colors shows seven colors on its surface due to the high concentration of various minerals in the soil that makes the hill look like a cake with different stratifications. For geologists it is just that: a nice blend of minerals and sediments. For tourists, a great destination. A wonderful and breathtaking view .

PRE/POST CRUISE Day 1:

Arrive Buenos Aires by plane or cruise ship and transfer to hotel In the evening tango dinner show.

Day 2:

Today enjoy the sights of this cosmopolitan capital on a half day tour of the city. The tour introduces the most beautiful and interesting parts of Buenos Aires.

Day 3:

Breakfast, morning at leisure. Later on transfer from hotel to the airport or Port for departure.

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BRAZIL

RAZIL is the largest country in Latin America. It is the world’s fifth-largest country, both by geographical area and by population. It is the largest Portuguese - speaking country in the world, and the only one in the Americas.

world: Carnival. The celebration gathers thousands of merrymakers every year to dance and watch the Samba School parades. Carnival is also present in the schedules of several other Brazilian cities. Finally, one cannot forget about Ecotourism. Brazil is one of the world icons for ecology and biodiversity.

It borders all other South American countries except Ecuador and Chile and occupies 47.3 percent of the continent of South America. Its Amazon River basin includes a vast tropical forest, home to diverse wildlife, a variety of ecological systems, and extensive natural resources. Brazil is such a wonderful vast country with significant changes in temperatures depending on the region, numerous cultural sites, architectural wonders and natural highlights. Very few destinations can offer such varied options as Brazil. Everyone has already heard about Rio de Janeiro, Carnival, the Amazon and a vast selection across the country of paradisiacal beaches as well as the Iguassu falls, a true wonder of nature and is heralded as the most beautiful waterfall in the world. The waterfall is located right at the border of the countries of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, but the best panoramic view of the Falls and its full splendor of the wonder of the world is from the Brazilian side. One of the most sought after Brazilian location is Rio de Janeiro. Also called the Marvellous City, this capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro has some breathtaking scenery and is also home to the largest popular festivity in the

Classic BRAZIL 8 Days – 7 Nights

Starting from $1,199.00 CAD

Day 1:Canada/ Rio de janeiro

Welcome to Rio de Janeiro. Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and escorted to your hotel. Rest of the day free. Overnight.

Day 2: Rio de janeiro – Sugar Loaf (B,D)

Mountain. Here, we will take the ride up to the top, through the dense Tijuca rain forest to the 38m tall (125ft) Christ Redeemer Statue. With a panoramic view from the top, you will witness spectacular sights of Rio and the surrounding countryside. Return to hotel. Overnight.

In the morning enjoy a half day city tour and Sugar Loaf. This tour begins with a panoramic view through downtown Rio, passing the Sambodrome, the metropolitan Cathedral, in pyramid form, Get to know the traditional Cinelândia Square with its historical buildings, the Municipal Theater, the National Library and the National Museum of Fine Arts. By taking the Aterro do Flamengo, you will be taken to the neighborhood of Urca where one of the largest symbols of the city is located: Sugar Loaf. You’ll travel all the way to the top in two steps by cable car. The first cable car takes us to Urca Hill, a vantage point 215 meters high and then a second cable car takes us up to the top. At 395 meters we’ll enjoy splendid views of Copacabana beach, the Santa Cruz fortress and several beaches of Niterói. Evening transfer for dinner at a local Churrascaria to enjoy a wonderful Barbecue and a Samba Show.

Day 5: Rio de janeiro (B)

Day 3: Rio de janeiro – Tropical Islands Cruise (B,L)

Time to rest. Full day at your leisure on the fabulous beaches of Copacabana or Ipanema.

Day 6: Rio de janeiro (B)

Another full day to enjoy, at your leisure, the fabulous beaches of Copacabana or Ipanema.

Day 7: Rio de janeiro (B)

Enjoy a full day at your leisure on the fabulous beaches of Copacabana or Ipanema.

Day 08: Rio de janeiro/ Canada (B)

Check out from hotel and transfer to the airport for departure flight back home or onto another beautiful and exciting destination within the country.

Today is a full day tour. You will be taken by bus to Itacuruçá. This is approximately a 1 hour ride, and this is where the schooner will depart for a full-day cruise around Rio's Tropical Islands. White sandy beaches, gorgeous palms, and crystal clear waters are part of this paradise. Relax and enjoy yourselves on this cruise. Lunch at the Itacuruçá Island will be included. Return to hotel. Overnight.

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Day 4: Rio de janeiro - Corcovado (B)

NOT INCLUDED:

Today, Half day Corcovado tour by bus and train. After picking you up from your hotel, we’ll pass the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas (except on Sundays) on our way to reach the Cosme Velho Train cog station, which sits at the bottom of Corcovado

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-7 Nights hotel accommodation -Private roundtrip transfers airport/hotel -Entrance fees & - Excursions as specified in Itinerary (shared) -Meals as indicated (B-breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner) -Intl & Domestic air tickets and airport taxes -Meals not specified on the itinerary -Tips & gratuities & -Personal expenses


Discover THE AMAZON

Additional Discoveries

Cruising in the Brazilian Amazon Aboard a Classical Schooner

The M/V Desafio is a classical schooner that offers guests old world charm and a comfortable, intimate atmosphere in Brazil’s mighty Amazon. She has recently undergone a major re-furbishment, and her cabins have been enlarged and facilities updated so your stay will be even more comfortable With only 12 cabins, the boat is small enough to explore remote areas and for passengers to get to know their fellow travelers; but still spacious enough to provide comfort and casual elegance. Cruises begin in and end in Manaus, exploring the Anavilhanas Islands, the majestic Rio Negro and the legendary Amazon River, by canoe and on foot, along the way. Guests enjoy home-made regional and international cuisine, and daily expeditions by motorized boats with an experienced trilingual guide who will happily share their knowledge of the area and its biology. There are also visits to local river communities to learn about their unique culture and lifestyle. The Desafio offers two itinerary options, a 4-day Maguarí itinerary departing most Thursdays, and a 3-day Maguarí Express Cruise departing most Mondays, ideal for those short on time.

IGUAZÚ FALLS

BUZIOS

Day 1: Iguazú

Day 1: Rio de Janeiro - Buzios

Day 2: Iguazú – next destination

Day 2: Buzios

Upon arrival in Iguazú – Brazilian side - transfer to hotel selected for 1 night. Escorted walking tour on the Brazilian side of the falls through paths, footbridges and belvederes. Return to the hotel. (B) Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up from your hotel for half day tour to the Argentine side of the falls. Transfer to the airport. For flight out or onto to another destination

PRE - POST CRUISE TOURS DAY 1: Cruise/Pier - Rio de Janeiro

Pick up from the Pier in Rio de Janeiro and transfer to the hotel selected for 1 night. In the evening, unforgettable ride through the city bathed in sparkling lights. The first stop is at one of Rio’s famous “Churrascarias”, barbecue dinner that is part of Brazilian Folklore. After this delightful meal, the tour proceeds to one of the famous samba show houses in Rio de Janeiro. This is a typical Carioca evening, to enjoy food, drinks, colourful costumes and the warm rhythm of the samba.

Day 2: Rio de Janeiro - Canada

After a delicious brazilian buffet breakfast, pick up from your hotel for a half day tour of Corcovado and the statue of Christ the Redeemer. You will enjoy the marvellous view of Rio de Janeiro and Niteroi - the city on the other side of the Guanabara Bay. The tour continues through the “Rebouças” tunnel, passing the lake “Rodrigo de Freitas”, Sao Conrado, Barra da Tijuca and returning via the beaches of Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana. Transfer to the airport for your flight back home. (B)

Pick up from your hotel, shared transportation to Buzios, the picturesque beach resort town 170 km. North of Rio de Janeiro. Upon arrival check in at hotel selected for 3 nights including daily breakfast. (B) Half day catamaran tour passing by 12 beaches and 4 islands. Return to the hotel. (B)

Day 3: Buzios

Day at leisure to enjoy the beach. (B)

Day 4: Buzios – Rio de Janeiro

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart Buzios on shared transportation to Rio de Janeiro’s airport. (B)

AMAZON JUNGLE CRUISE The best way to see and enjoy nature, especially on the amazing waterways of the Amazon, is to be agile in this wonderful environment and to be always in the midst of the jungle, especially at dawn and dusk. That’s the experience that Amazon Clipper provides.

Highlights of the excursions:

- You will be able to spot the following Amazon fauna: powerful searchlights and we see caiman, close relatives of crocodile, night-hawks, snakes, Bull-rats, sloth and frogs. - Pink river dolphins - Exploration by canoe of the lake Janauaca and nearby village. - Piranha fishing - Bird-watching - Navigation to “the meeting waters”

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hile is a country of startling contrasts and extreme beauty, with attractions ranging from the towering volcanic peaks of the Andes to the ancient forests of the Lake District.

There are a multitude of very good parks here, and plenty of opportunities for fine adventure travel. Torres del Paine Park , considered by many to be the finest nature travel destination in all of South America. For anyone who has ever been fascinated by geography,

Classic CHILE 6 Days – 5 Nights

the long, impossibly thin line of Chile stretches over 4,300 km (2,700 mi) along the southwestern coast of South America making the country more than 18 times longer than its widest point. The most obvious factor in Chile's remarkable slenderness is the massive, virtually impassable wall of the Andes, a mountain range that is still rising and that contains more than fifty active volcanic peaks. The western border is of course the Pacific Ocean. To the north the land rises and becomes more arid, until one reaches the Atacama Desert considered to be one of the worlds driest deserts. In the Central valley the wine producing area of the county. Chile is one of South America's most important wine-producing countries To the south just the opposite transformation takes place: the land falls away, and the region between mountains and ocean fades into the baffling archipelagic maze that terminates in Chilean Patagonia. Chile's southern extremity is marked by Cape Horn. Easter Island, Officially a territory of Chile, lies far off in the Pacific Ocean, roughly halfway to Tahiti. It’s famed for its archaeological sites, including some 900 monumental statues built centuries ago.

Starting from $1,598.00 CAD

Day 1: Canada – Santiago, Chile (B)

Arrive in Santiago de Chile and transfer to the selected hotel downtown for 5 nights including breakfast. Rest of the day free.

Day 2: Santiago (B,L)

soil analysis tests and visit a vinification plant; observe artifacts from indigenous Mapuche cultures; and pleasure your palate with tastings of refined reserve wine. Enjoy three wine tastings from the reserve label.Taste grapes right off the vines from a winery that has won a gold medal from the prestigious International Wine Challenge (IWC) competition.

This morning get to know this interesting city on a half day city tour. In the evening pleasure your palate to the explosive flavors of Chilean cuisine during a 3-hour folklore show and dinner tour from Santiago. Sample delicious dishes inspired by the region’s most popular recipes, feasting upon a 3-course meal and enjoy the music and vibrant color of a Chilean folklore show, the traditional dances and songs. Immerse youself in the Chilean way of life.

Day 5: Santiago (B)

Day 3: Santiago-Valparaiso (B)

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Day 4: Santiago (B,L)

NOT INCLUDED:

Today travel to the Coast and tour the resort of Vina del Mar, the house of Pablo Neruda (except Mondays) and Valparaiso, the most important port of Chile. Return to Santiago. Today on this half day tour we will visit a vineyard located in the lush tranquility of Undurraga Winery. Absorb the verdant beauty of sprawling vineyards. Admire views of the Andes enveloping Maipo Valley and wander through a beautifully landscaped garden. You will gain insight into the complex production processes of fine wine. Observe

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Breakfast, day at leisure to explore on your own.

Day 6: Santiago - Canada (B)

Transfer to the airport for flight out or onwards to discover another destination. -5 night hotel accommodation -Private roundtrip transfers airport/hotel -Entrance fees to sites & - Excursions as specified in Itinerary (shared) -meals as indicated (B-breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner) -Intl air tickets and airport taxes -Meals not specified on the itinerary -Tips & gratuities -Personal expenses


Discover CROSSING OF THE LAKES

Additional Discoveries

Day 1: Puerto Montt - Puerto Varas

Arrival to Puerto Montt and transfer to hotel. City tour of Puerto Montt, visiting the Plaza de Armas and the Cathedral. You will be taken to the Mirador (viewing platform) for a view of the Reloncaví Estuary and the city before continuing to Pelluco Beach. After crossing the Chinquihue district we will visit Angelmó, a typical fishing cove renowned for its seafood. There is also an attractive street market with local handicrafts. From here we continue to Puerto Varas. Admire Lake Llanquihue and the Osorno Volcano as a backdrop. You will return to your hotel later in the evening. Lodging at the Hotel of your choice in Puerto Varas.

Day 2: Puerto Varas - Frutillar - Villa La Angostura - Lago Nahuelhuapi - Isla Los Arrayanes - Bariloche

Breakfast. We start off our trip in the city of Puerto Varas. En route we will visit the city of Frutillar. We will stop to take pictures. We will continue our trip along the North-East coast of the lake to the city of Puerto Octay. There, we will go up to a viewpoint to catch a full view of the surrounding volcanoes. Our guides will provide all the necessary help at Customs, between Chile and Argentina at a height of 1321mts. above sea level. At this point, the Argentine oldest National Park, bearing the name of Nahuel Huapi, welcomes us. Already at the Argentine Customs we will make the official entry to the Andean Patagonia. Driving through mountains and along several lakes, we will get to Villa La Angostura, where we will enjoy our lunch with the exquisite Argentine cuisine consisting of beef, trout and pasta. The last 80 km wind along the coast of Lake Nahuel Huapi. This is a place of such beauty that words cannot come close to describe it and only the eye can experience. Finally, we will reach our destination: the city of San Carlos de Bariloche amongst landscapes of plateaus, native woods and mountains. Lodging at the Hotel of your choice in Bariloche.

Day 3: Bariloche

Breakfast. Half day tour, the excursion begins with a drive along Nahuel Huapi Lake towards the Llao-Llao peninsula. Along the way you will be able to see abundant forest and mountain lakes. You’ll make a stop in a beautiful panoramic point, where you will have time to enjoy an impressive view over the Llao-Llao peninsula and the surrounding mountains. The next stop is at the chairlift station to Cerro Campanario. a short ride brings you to the crest at 1,050 m. The 360 degrees view will be an unforgettable experience. Spend the afternoon at leisure. Lodging at the Hotel of your choice in Bariloche.

Day 4: San Carlos de Bariloche–PeullaPuerto Varas

Breakfast. Early morning departure from Bariloche by bus until reaching Puerto Pañuelo, sailing across the Nahuel Huapi Lake. Upon reaching Puerto Blest the rest of the journey will be by bus, past Vicente Pérez Rosales border point and into Peulla. The Andean Crossing service continues to Puerto Varas by boat. Enter the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park, observing the majesty of the Osorno Volcano, the waterfalls of Petrohué River and Todos los Santos Lake. Drive along the edge of Lake Llanquihue, near the Calbuco Volcano before arriving in Puerto Varas.

Day 5: Puerto Varas

Breakfast. Transfer from the Hotel to the airport.

EXTENSION TO EASTER ISLAND Day 1: Easter Island

Reception with a necklace of flowers and transfer to the Hotel. Accommodation at the Hotel in Easter Island

Day 2: Easter Island

Breakfast. We are out all day visiting different archeological sites on Vahiha Island; Akahanga; Rano Raraku; Ahi Tongariki, Te Pito Kura; Ahu Nau Nau, with a picnic lunch at Anekena beach. Accommodation at the Hotel in Easter Island.

Day 3: Easter Island

Breakfast. Half day morning visit to Volcano Rano Kau; the city and sacred ceremonial temple of Orango; the area of Vinapu, with its interesting murals; the Anaka Tai Tangata Cave, famous for its ancient paintings. In the afternoon, a visit to Ahu Akion (7 moai/totems) and the Ana Tepahu caverns and Puna Pau Quarry. Accommodation at the Hotel in Easter Island.

Day 4: Easter Island

Breakfast. Transfer to airport and farewell with another necklace.

EXTENSION TO SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA

located in the Andes Mountain Range at an altitude of 4.321 m.a.s.l., and the greatest activity takes place between 6:30 am and 9:00 am, when atmospheric pressure generates huge steam columns that spring from the ground, producing a contrast between the mountains and the deep blue sky. On the way back we will pass along Machuca, an Atacama village, whose main activity is shepherding, and where you will also be able to see its marsh, ducks and andean sea gulls. In the afternoon, private transfer to your hotel in Calama for overnight.

Day 4: Calama

Breakfast. Transfer to the world’s largest open-pit mine. During the visit it will be possible to observe the extraction of copper and its production process. Transfer to the airport.

AUSTRALIS CRUISE Day 1: Santiago / Punta Arenas Australis Cruise

Board the M/V Via Australis cruise ship at 6:00pm,welcome cocktail hosted by the captain, depart for one of the most remote parts of the planet. Our trip will take you through the Strait of Magellan and the Fuegian Patagonian Channels. Explore one of the most breathtaking regions in the world: Souther Patagonia induding TIERRA DEL FUEGO ARCHIPELAGO. Dinner on board.

Day 1: Santiago / Calama/ San Pedro de Atacama Day 2: Brookes Glacier Arrival at Calama airport and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama located in the world’s most arid desert. Accommodation at the hotel of your choice in San Pedro de Atacama.

Day 2: San Pedro de Atacama

After an early breakfast, departure for our excursion, leaving the salt flat we go to the Miscanti and Miñiqueslagoons, this place is part of the Reserva Nacional Los Flamencos and is administered by the native community of Socaire. The eruption of the Miñiques volcano about one million years ago caused the damming of the water that used to flow to the salt flat, giving origin to these altiplano lagoons with blue water and white shores. On the way back to San Pedro de Atacama we pass along Socaire, a village of pre-Columbian origin. Accommodation at the hotel of your choice in San Pedro de Atacama.

Day 3: San Pedro de Atacama Calama

4.30 am departure from hotel. The Tatio Geysers are the world highest geothermic field. They are

At dawn, we will be sailing to Brookes Fjord , this area is a natural amphitheatre shaped by glaciers in constant movement.

Day 3: Almiantazgo Bay - Parry Glacier

Early monrning, we will reach Almirantazgo Bay, we will take a walk from the mouth of a river going North entering the sub-Antartic forext . We will take a ride on the Zodiac boats in order to observe elephant seals, cormorants and other birds, cormorants and other birds, as well as leopard seals.

Day 4: Magdalena Island

Early morning , weather permitting, we will go ashore on Magdalena island located in the middle of the Strait of Magellan. The island has an immense colony of Magellan penguins that we will see during our walk. Finally, disembarkation at Punta Arenas around 11:30am. Transfer to the airport to fly back to Santiago, upon arrival transfer to hotel, dinner and overnight.

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COLOMBIA C

olombia is a country of diversity and charm. As the only South American country to take on two coast lines on the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, it also shares Amazonian rainforest with Brazil and Peru, plains with Venezuela, and 3 ranges of the Andean Mountains running from the north to the south of the country. Amongst this diverse geography, Colombia is full of culture and history, and is ready to be discovered as an emerging interest in South America.

From the charming streets of Bogota and Cartagena, to the aroma-intense life of the coffee region, Colombia offers different attractions ready to be explored. Enjoy the pre-colonial, and Republican history of Colombia in places like Bogota and Cartagena. Enjoy some of the best and most interesting mixes of coffee in the world and learn of the process of cultivating a coffee bean to a coffee cup or make the perfect espresso or cappuccino in the Coffee Region. You can even lounge on the beach as the locals do at Boca Grande or swim in one of the world’s protected coral reefs at Isla Grande.

Classic COLOMBIA 10 Days – 9 Nights

Starting from $2,199.00 CAD

Day 1: Canada-Bogota

Arrive in Bogota, the country’s capital, and transfer to hotel with a guide. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Bogota (B, L)

Today, you will enjoy a half day walking tour of La Candelaria in Bogota—the oldest part of the city. You will get to visit the Plaza Bolivar, the Botero Museum (a museum dedicated to the “oversized” artwork of Botero but also Van Gogh and Monet), the gold museum (holding some of the world’s finest gold collections), and more. Be prepared to immerse yourself in the city and learn of the culture. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Zipaquira (B, L)

You will get a half day tour, today, to Zipaquira—Colombia’s salt mining capital. Here, you will get the chance to visit the famous Salt Cathedral. This Cathedral is a must-see as it carved underground in a still-functioning salt mine. You will get to go underground and see the amazing stations of the cross as your descend into the deepest parts of the Cathedral. It’s truly an awe-inspiring construction. After the tour, you will travel back to Bogota. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4: Coffee Region (B, L)

will travel to the Cocora Valley. This Swiss-like landscape will leave you in awe as it lies along the central Andean range. Enjoy a horseback ride or a nice walk to take in the scenery. Finally, you will visit Salento, a small rural town perfect for a traditional feel. Overnight at hotel. Lunch included.

Day 7: Cartagena (B, L)

Transfer to airport for a domestic flight to Cartagena via Bogota. Meet your guide at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 08: Cartagena (B, L)

Enjoy a half day walking tour to the historical centre of Cartagena. This colour-stricken city is full of culture and history. You will visit the Puerta Del Reloj (the clock tower) and hear the Salsa from Café Havana, where dance is key. Overnight at hotel.

Day 9: Cartagena (B, L)

Enjoy this free day at leisure in Cartagena. Enjoy the cobble-stoned streets as you immerse yourself in the culture and explore the city. You may even travel to the beaches of Boca Grande for a beach day! Overnight at hotel.

Today, you will take a domestic flight to the coffee region of Colombia. Upon arrival, you will transfer to your hotel with a guide. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10: Cartagena - Canada (B)

Day 5: Coffee Region (B, L)

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Today, you will indulge in a half day coffee tour. Some say that coffee is what makes this region what it is—the heart and soul of Colombia. Journey through the scenery, the rolling hills, and the plantations of coffee. Smell the aroma of pure café. You will learn of the full process of seeding coffee beans to drinking coffee, and of course, have a taste test of some of the best coffee in the world. Overnight at hotel.

Day 6: Filandia, Cocora Valley, and Salento (B, L)

Enjoy a full day tour of Filandia, Cocora Valley, and Salento. You will get the opportunity to learn of the culture and natural beauty of the region. Filandia will offer a coffee break and tranquility as you take in your surroundings. From there, you

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Transfer to airport from hotel for flight back to Canada or onward to a new destination.

-9 nights hotel accommodation -Private roundtrip transfers airport/hotel -Breakfast daily & Entrance fees to sites -Excursions as specified in Itinerary (shared) -meals as indicated (B-breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)

NOT INCLUDED:

-Intl & Domestic air tickets & applicable airport taxes -Meals not specified on the itinerary -Tips, gratuities &-Personal expenses


Discover COLOMBIA’S CARIBE

Additional Discoveries

Day 1: Cartagena

Upon arrival in Cartagena, meet and greet your guide who will escort you to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Cartagena, San Felipe Castle and La Popa

Today, you will enjoy a full day’s worth of activities. You will tour Cartagena, the living museum of Colombia. Immerse yourself in this culturally-filled city and you enjoy a full day tour discovering the Puerta Del Reloj (the clock tower), the Plaza de los Coches, and the Plaza Bolivar. You will then get to visit the Castillo San Felipe (the San Felipe Castle). You will get the opportunity to witness the largest Spanish fortification in the Americas created in 1536. Discover the castle and rejoice in the history. Following the tour of the castle. You will head over to the Convento La Popa—a highest point in the city that provides a scenic view of the bay, old town, and the Caribbean Sea. Overnight at hotel. Lunch included.

Day 3: Isla Grande in Rosario Islands

Today, you will travel to the Rosario Islands—a group of 27 islands surrounded by coral reefs and white sandy beaches. You will arrive on the Isla Grande where you will have the opportunity to relax on the beach and swim in the ocean. Enjoy lunch on the beach and indulge in the beautiful weather. Perhaps go snorkelling or diving as these coral reefs are the most important in the Caribbean Colombian Coast and is protected as one of Colombia’s 46 Natural National Parks. Return by speed boat. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4-6: Cartagena

Enjoy these few days free at leisure. Venture to Boca Grande for a day at the beach the way the locals do; enjoy the local shops around the city; indulge in a coffee as you take in the culture; or dance the night away at Café Havana where Salsa and dance are the main attraction. There is plenty to keep you occupied in the city of Cartagena. Overnight at hotel for 3 nights.

Day 07: Cartagena

Transfer to airport for flight home.

COFFEE REGION WEEKEND GETAWAY

Day 1: Coffee Region

Day 4: Coffee Region

Transfer to airport for flight home.

Arrival in Coffee Region. Transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

BOGOTA WEEKEND GETAWAY

Day 2: Filandia, Cocora Valley, and Salento

Day 1: Bogota

Enjoy a full day tour of Filandia, Cocora Valley, and Salento. Immerse yourself in the culture and natural beauty of the region. Filandia is perfect for a coffee break. As there are no real attractions, it’s more of a “take in your surroundings” location. Enjoy a coffee and learn of the culture. From there, you will travel to the Cocora Valley. This Swiss-like landscape will leave you takes you by surprise as it lies along the central Andean range. The natural scenery and landscapes are perfect for a horseback ride or a walk. Finally, you will visit Salento, a small rural town perfect for a traditional feel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Coffee Tour

Enjoy what the coffee region is best known for its coffee! You will enjoy a full day understanding how coffee affects this entire region. You will visit the settlemetns of Cordoba, Pijao, and Buena Vista which make up the “Triangulo del Café” while enjoying a typical Colombia lunch as you watch the everyday lives of those who depend on the coffee region. You will then get to visit a coffee hacienda where coffee is no joke. Learn about the cultivation and process of taking the coffee bean to coffee cup, and of course, test out the varieties of tastes of coffee available. Overnight at hotel.

Arrive in Bogota and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Bogota

Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel before discovering Bogota for the day. You will have a full city tour visiting all the main highlights. You will visit the Plaza Bolivar and the National Assembly. These are in the centre of Bogota and, with the colonial buildings in this main square, offer a picturesque view of the city hall and justice building. You will also visit the Palacio Narino—the residence of the head of state. You will get the opportunity to stroll through “El Barrio La Candelaria”, which was declared a monument in 1963. Another visit will take you to the museum of “Casa Museo Quinta Bolivar” which is a valued arquitectonic national monument and showcases the Spanish architecture. The house was donated to “el libertador” Simon Bolivar in 1820. Finally, you will visit the gold museum. This museum holds the largest collection of prehispanic worksmith in gold in the world. It also hold varieties of exhibitions of prehispanic cultures in Colombia. You will tour this museum for 4 hours and discover all there is to know about gold, Colombia cultures, and even such historically known things such as El Dorado.

Day 3: Bogota

Transfer to airport for flight home.

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Bolivia

olivia, was once a part of the ancient Inca empire. Few cities in the world have as spectacular a setting as La Paz a city amid stunning contrasts. The silver mines discovered in Potosi proved to be the largest ever in the western hemisphere. Lake Titicaca, at an altitude of 12,507 ft (3,812 m), is the highest commercially navigable body of water in the world. Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat, located in Bolivia. Photographers flock here to capture the unique landscape. This Marvelous land of natural beauty has vast palette of colorful attractions for all travelers.

Classic BOLIVIA 7 Days – 6 Nights

Starting from $3,459.00 CAD

Day 1: Canada / La Paz, Bolivia

Arrival in La Paz and transfer from the airport to the hotel. In the afternoon you will have a half day City Tour of La Paz. The City of La Paz and its surroundings can transport you to a mysterious past where any corner, any street, is a hidden treasure where adventure begins; a living history which treasures the pre-Hispanic times with all their traditions and magic rites on its streets. The indigenous, colonial and modern areas, Indian Market, Witch Doctor’s Market & breathtaking panoramas are all framed by the majestic “Illimani” mountain. Visit the Moon Valley, a clay formation resembling the face of the Moon. Overnight at Hotel Presidente

Day 2: La Paz – Copacabana-Moon Island- Sun Island Huatajata (B,L,D)

Overland journey from La Paz to Copacabana, located at the shores of Lake Titicaca. Once in Copacabana, visit the shrine and the Dark Virgin. Hydrofoil cruise to Moon Island, visit the Sun Virgins Temple “Iñak Uyu”. Continue to Sun Island. Visit the Inca “Grand Stairs” and the Sacred Fountain taste the water believed to give eternal youth and happiness. Lunch at the Uma Kollu archaeological Restaurant; Visit the small handicraft market. Hydrofoil cruise to Huatajata. On arrival, visit the Andean Roots Eco Village: The Altiplano Museum; Handicrafts village, the Mud Igloos and the mortuary towers of the Urus Chipayas. Meet the Limachi family, builders of the RA II and Tigris for epic expeditions across the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy our elegant vicuñas, llamas, alpacas and the mythical Suri. Welcome drink and Candlelight dinner By night, visit the Native Observatory Alajpacha. Learn from the Aymaras Cosmovision and watch the southern constellations. Overnight at the Inca Utama Hotel & Spa.

Day 3: La Paz (B, L, D)

Overland journey to La Paz directly to the airport for your flight to Uyuni. Arrival to Uyuni and transfer to the hotel after check in immediately start on an excursion to the Salt Lake and Isla Pescado. Uyuni is the largest salt flat on Earth, located on the Bolivian Andean Altiplano with 12.000 square Km; the Bolivian Andes offer stunning sceneries which can be hardly matched. The sound of silence makes the heart beats faster and the surreal pentagons of crystalline salt, the pure sky, the color lagoons, the cacti and the flamingos, certainly makes you feel that there is no other place like this in the whole world. Lunch at Isla

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Pescado, also called “Incawasi”, an oasis with formations of algae and fossils. It is covered by thousands of giant columnar cacti, which can be more than a hundred years old, growing to a height of over 12 mtrs. The landscape against the background of the salt pans extending to the horizon makes it an ideal place for photography hunters. Return to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at a salt hotel.

Day 4: La Paz / Uyuni (B, L, D)

Enjoy a full day excursion to the small village of Tahua, at the foot of Thunupa Volcano. Stroll through the village and hike to the cave of the Coquesa Mummies. Box lunch included. In the afternoon return to your hotel. Dinner and overnight at a salt hotel.

Day 5: La Paz (B)

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to La Paz; upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Half day tour to the archaeological site of Tiwanak. Tiwanaku culture (1.580 BC-1.000 AD), the magnificent ruins of Bolivia and one of the oldest civilizations in the Americas. The Sun Gate, the Templeof Kalasasaya and the Pyramid of Akapana are the sample of a glorious past. Tiwanaku culture was an agrarian based economy with an estimated population of 115.000 inhabitants. The state controlled agriculture produced the surplus wealth to support the urban centre and administrative system. They were outstanding in agriculture, hydraulic, architecture & medicine, as well as in social organization. Due to an economic crisis caused by a long dry season, Tiwanaku collapsed around 1.000 AD. (5 hrs) Overnight at Hotel Presidente

Day 6: La Paz (B)

Breakfast. Day at leisure.

Day 7: La Paz –Canada (B)

After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

INCLUDED:

-6 nights hotel accommodation -Private roundtrip transfers airport/hotel -Entrance Fees to sites &- Excursions as specified in Itinerary (shared) -meals as indicated (B-breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)

NOT INCLUDED:

-Intl/Domestic air tickets & applicable airport taxes -Meals not specified on the itinerary -Tips, gratuities &-Personal expenses


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UATEMALA – astonishing that this country of only 108,889 sq kms has so many sites and attractions. Whether taking an excursion to the country’s ancient Mayan archaeological sites, trekking through the volcanic countryside, or just enjoying its Colonial architecture, Guatemala appeals to all types of travellers. Guatemala City is the most flourishing and modern city in Central America with modern buildings and business centers. In contrast, Antigua, is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in the Americas, amidst three magnificent volcanoes with Spanish colonial architecture and cobblestone streets. La Antigua was declared a UNESCO Patrimony of

Classic GUATEMALA 8 Days – 7 Nights

Humanity in 1979. Tikal, considered one of the most important centers of the Mayan World, is located in Petén amidst the jungle with more than 3000 structures. Chichicastenango is home to what is surely the most colorful native markets in the country. This is a very colourful and diverse country, ready for your exploration.

Starting from $1,899.00 CAD

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Day 1: Canada – Guatemala

Arrival Guatemala city. Transfer to your hotel for overnight.

place, where we will enjoy an unforgettable evening listening to the birds sing. After sunset we will go to Flores Island for overnight.

Day 2: Antigua (B,D)

Day 6: Tikal(B,L,D)

Today we head to the Magical Colonial Village of Antigua . Afternoon at leisure to visit its Museums,various Indian markets or stroll through the cobble stone streets. Overnight Antigua.

Day 3: Chichicastenango (Only Thursday and Sunday) (B,D)

After breakfast, transfer to Chichicastenango. Here you will enjoy the multicolored market and their traditions. The magic that surrounds the ancient, indigenous commercial process in a mixture of flower scents and incense turn the event into a magical moment. At 02:00 p.m. we head to Panajachel. Overnight in Panajachel.

Day 4: Panajachel and Lake Atitlan(B,D)

This morning you will take a scenic boat ride across Lake Atitlan (30min) to visit the many villages around the lake. Visits include a women's textile cooperative to see hand weaving and the natural dye process. Then continue to the village of Santiago. After we finish our visit to these magnificent villages, we continue to Antigua Guatemala (2.5 hrs). Overnight in Antigua.

Day 5: Yaxha Archaeological Site(B,D)

4:30 am, transfer from Antigua to Guatemala City airport to board flight to Tikal, Flores. Upon arrival we will be transported towards Yaxhá National Park (1 hr), where the Survivor series "The Mayan Empire" were filmed. Yaxhá archaeological site is located in the shores of the Yaxhá Lake. Here we will walk through their causeways under an exuberant tropical forest, where howling monkeys flood the atmosphere. We will conclude the day in the high part of the temple 216, the highest structure in the

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Today you will enjoy a guided tour through the paths and main areas of the most important city of the Mayan World. Here you will find that nature and archaeology are wonderfully blended. You will be able to see abundant wildlife, the Mayan forest, millennial temples silent witnesses of the birth and splendor as well as of the collapse of one of the most important civilizations on the planet. Overnight Flores Island.

Day 7: Ixpanpajul Park/Guatemala City(B,L,D)

Ixpanpajul is approx. 15 kms from Flores and is a natural shelter to a wide variety of plants, trees and animals. Two optional tours are offered the: Sky Walk or Canopy tour. You will have the opportunity of direct contact with nature. Afternoon transfer to the airport for flight back to Guatemala City. Overnight Guatemala.

Day 8: Guatemala City/ Canada(B)

After Breakfast ,transfer to the international airport for your flight back home.

INCLUDED:

-7 night hotel accommodation -Private roundtrip transfers airport/hotel -Entrance fees &- Excursions as specified in Itinerary (shared) -meals as indicated (B-breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)

NOT INCLUDED:

-Intl & Domestic air tickets and airport taxes -Meals not specified on the itinerary -Tips , gratuities & Personal expenses


Additional Discoveries

EXCURSION TO TIKAL from GUATEMALA CITY Tikal is the largest excavated site in the American continent and contains some of the most fascinating archaeological remains of the ancient Maya civilization. It is Guatemala’s most famous cultural and natural preserve.

Day 1: Guatemala / Tikal

Early morning transfer from your hotel to La Aurora International Airport for your flight to Flores, Peten. Upon arrival, transfer by bus to the Tikal National Park. Lunch is included in your tour. After lunch, visit the Sylvannus Morley Museum Overnight at the Jungle Lodge.

Day 2: Tikal

After breakfast, free day to explore more of Tikal on your own. Afternoon transfer from Tikal National Park to the airport for your flight back to Guatemala City.

Day 3: Tikal / Guatemala

After breakfast, free day to explore more of Tikal on your own. Afternoon transfer from Tikal National Park to the airport for your flight back to Guatemala City.

WELLNESS & SPA TREATMENTS LAKE ATITLAN Los Elementos is located in Santa Cruz la Laguna, the most beautiful and tranquil village on the lake. The property has 50 meters of lakefront. While there is no road access, launchas (water taxis) run every 30 minutes and stop just next door.

Day 1:

Early morning arrival at Los Elementos, rest of the

day at leisure to enjoy a massage and relax by taking a swim in the lake, a kayak tour, or an afternoon siesta in a hammock. It’s your time, you choose!

Day 2:

Imagine awaking to the sight of majestic volcanoes just outside your window, the sounds of tropical birds, and the taste of fresh fruit grown on the property. Additional pampering at our on-site spa.

LA REUNIÓN GOLF RESORT & RESIDENCES 2 Day s/1 Night Enjoy a luxurious Suite with prívate plunge pool and breakfast for two. Green fees for two persons for two days and one use of driving range per day, use of one golf cart for two.

DEEP SEA FISHING: custom hotel deal or vacation package. 1 Day Tour WORLD’S BEST DEEP-SEA, SPORT FISHING Rated as the #1 attraction in Puerto de San Jose (Pacific) You deserve more than just a fishing trip. You deserve an exclusive vacation on the magnificent Pacific, surrounded by the world’s largest Sailfish, Marlin, Dorado, Roosterfish, Yellowfin Tuna, and more. ALL INCLUSIVE BEACH VACATION ON THE PACIFIC Hotel Soleil Pacifico - 4 star all inclusive Property This property is located on Guatemala’s Pacific Coast. This beachfront hotel in Puerto San Jose boasts 128 spacious rooms for guests to relax. We invite you to discover this secluded beach getaway by selecting a custom hotel deal or vacation package

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COSTA RICA

Costa Rica is a tropical paradise. It’s the land of rainforests, waterfalls, beaches, caves, wildlife, volcanoes and hot springs. If you’re looking for adventure amongst nature, this is where you want to travel. Indulge in the amazing country that is Costa Rica. You will be able to visit volcanoes and the hot springs that form from them. You will also be able to hike through the deep and dense jungle or the cloud forests in the highlands. Whatever you choose, nature will be involved and it’ll be remarkable to see. We hope that one of our available tours will be able to showcase these highlights to you!

Classic COSTA RICA 8 Days – 7 Nights

Starting from $1,699.00 CAD

Day 1: Canada-San Jose (B)

Welcome to san jose. transfer to your hotel for overnight.

Day 2: Arenal Volcano (B)

After enjoying your breakfast, depart from San Jose and transfer to Fortuna Arenal Volcanic area. Take in the scenery on your way as you pass through sugar cane and coffee plantations, as well as small towns. Even enjoy a small stop at Sarchi a small town home to the hand-painted oxcart. Overnight.

Day 3: Arenal Volcano / Paradise Hot Springs (B)

Enjoy breakfast before you embark on a hike to the Arenal Volcano National Park. Learn about the volcano and walk the old lava flows. Enjoy lunch in the town of Fortuna before you leave for Paradise Hot Springs. Immerse yourself into the pure and clean geothermal waters (renewed every 10 hours). With such a large amount of water, abundance of springs and pools, you will feel refreshed. Overnight at Arenal Country Inn.

Day 4: Monteverde (B)

Eat breakfast before your road trip ahead. You will be driving around Arenal Lake. You will get to see the Arenal Lake hydroelectric dam, now very important to the country as it produces nearly 12% of Costa Rica’s energy. As you drive along the Lake, learn about the Arenal Lake, the Arenal Volcano, and the peoples that used to inhabit the land. You will have the afternoon to freely discover your surroundings. Overnight hotel.

Day 5: Manuel Antonio (B)

After breakfast this morning, you will drive from the Cloud Forest in Monteverde,

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above the coastal towns with an altitude of 4600 ft above sea level to the Manuel Antonio National Park. Considered one of the most biodiverse national parks on the planet, you are in for a wonderful visit. On your way to this gorgeous park, you will have the opportunity to take part in the Aerial Tram a gondola to experience the canopy and the rainforest ecosystem. Overnight hotel.

Day 6: Manuel Antonio (B)

Indulge in a free day of leisure. Decide for yourself how you wish to spend this day. A guide will be available to help you with destinations, tours, and any other inquiries you may have.

Day 7: San Jose (B)

Morning at leisure to enjoy sights.afternoon transfer to san jose. Overnight hotel.

Day 08: San Jose - Canada (B)

After breakfast Transfer to Airport in San Jose for your flight back home.

INCLUDED:

-7 Nights Hotel accommodation -Private roundtrip transfers airport/hotel -Entrance fees & - Excursions as specified in Itinerary (shared) -Meals as indicated (B-breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)

NOT INCLUDED:

-International & Domestic air tickets and airport taxes - Meals not specified on the itinerary - Tips & gratuities & Personal expenses


Discover PURA VIDA TOUR

Additional Discoveries

Day 1: San Jose

Upon arrival in San Jose you will be transferred to your hotel for overnight.

Day 2-4: Jaco Beach

Visit Jaco Beach. Stretching 4km and offering world renowned surfing and other water sport activities, Jaco beach is one of the most popular coastal destinations in Costa Rica. Having a central location, tropical forests, and a national park, it’s a beautiful place to lounge and explore. Overnight at Club de Cielo for 3 nights. Breakfast included.

Day 5: Arenal

LIBERIA, COSTA RICA

Your travel gateway to the stunning beauty of Costa Rica

Arenal is famous for its amazing sights, walk among the cloud forest, visit the hot springs where you can lounge and relax in the thermal volcanic waters. For windsurfers the Arenal Lake is one of the top places in the world to practice this sport. But the biggest attraction remains the Arenal Volcano, considered to be one of the most active volcanos in the world.

After an exciting fun filled week of activities we recommend the following relax add-ons to your Vacation. Pamper yourself in these beautiful all- inclusive resorts in the area of Liberia. With our 4 Days / 3 nights Programs:

All walking can be done alone but use a guide if you wish to learn of all the wildlife and nature you are immersed in. Make sure to wear sunscreen!

Westin Playa Conchal 5* Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa 4* Barcelo Langosta Beach 4* Villas Playa Samara 3 *

Day 6: Arenal

Day 7: Tortuguero

Visit Tortuguero, the Caribbean coast and one of Costa Rica’s most popular eco-tourism destinations. Tortuguero is home to the most important location of nesting grounds for the green turtle. Tortuguero is known for its Caribbean atmosphere, noted in the culture and the food. Make sure to keep an eye out for this vastly different environment from the rest of Costa Rica. An early transfer to Guapiles and then to Tortuguero area. Overnight at the Evergreen Lodge for 2 nights. In the afternoon, you will visit a nearby village and the Sea Museum of the “Caribbean Conservation Corporation”. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner is included.

Gulf of Papagayo:

Occidental Grand Papagayo Resort 5*

Playa Conchal – Flamingo

Health & Wellness / Yoga programs

Choose from any of these properties Ranked top 5 in Costa Rica - Samasati Nature Retreat - Anamaya Yoga Retreat - Pranamar Villas and Yoga Retreat - Blue Spirit Yoga and Healing Space - Harmony Hotel

Fly / Drive program

Renting a car gives you the freedom to stop where you want, when you want. You plan the course of your day, your week or your whole trip. Although all car sizes are available for rental , in Costa Rica we strongly recommend the rental of a 4WD / SUV. All rented cars come with basic features, including air conditioning, power steering, power windows/locks, dual airbags, and a CD player/ radio. Manual& automatic. One popular – and much recommended – device to add to your car rental is GPS.

Consider the *PURA VIDA* lifestyle, Details of our packages upon request

Day 8: Tortuguero

Today, take a boat tour along the canals of the Tortuguero National Park. As the only way to get to the park is by boat, you will be in awe of the different sights from this point of view. The national park is known for high rainforests, long stretch beaches, crocodile spotting in the canals, and a large population of wildlife such as monkeys, birds, and fish. After a day of exploring, you will return to the lodge. Take advantage of the optional hike around the lodge property. Overnight at Evergreen Lodge. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 09: San Jose

After a nice breakfast, you will take a boat from Tortuguero to Guapiles. Transfer to your hotel in San Jose for one night. Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day 10: San Jose

Enjoy an early breakfast before being transferred to the airport for your flight back home.

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he link between North and South America. A visitor-friendly country, you will get the chance to see things like the Miraflores Locks that show you the gateway to the Pacific coast, the indigenous villages that open their homes to you so that you can view a whole other world, and the breathtaking nature and wildlife like Monkey Island along Lake Gatun. We hope that you may find a trip here to take all this in and more.

Classic fly and drive Panama 12 Days–11 Nights

Starting from $1,769.00 CAD

Day 1: Canada - Panama City (B)

Arrival in Panama City, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel for overnight.

Day 2: Miraflores Locks and Panama City (B)

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sign for El Valle and that is where you’ll be staying for 2 nights at a family-run guest house called Park Eden. Overnight.

Day 8: El Valle (B)

Tour Panama City. Visit Casco Antiguo, the historic site of Old Panama, and enjoy the skyline of modern Panama. Head over to Miraflores Locks, which form the Panama Canal. Watch the ships pass by and all the operations held at Miraflores Locks. Enjoy a free afternoon of leisure. Overnight at Hotel.

Explore and wander around the area of El Valle. Enjoy an array of activities such as hiking, horseback riding, bird watching, and more. You can also enjoy things such as canopy adventures, hot springs, the Aprovaca orchid farm, and El Nispero (the zoo and botanical garden). Don’t forget to try the must-visit gourmet restaurant known as Los Mandarinos for a night of delicious food. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Colon (B)

Day 9: Playa Blanca (AI)

After breakfast, spend the morning in Panama City. Choose your time for a rental car to be delivered to your hotel. Take advantage of this car and drive the streets of Panama, exploring and learning all it has to offer. Drive towards Colon—the main port and entrance to the Panama Canal on the Caribbean side. This is a dream location for shoppers. The phrase, “shop ‘til you drop” can definitely be applied as Colon is home to the largest free trade zone of the western hemisphere. Overnight at the Melia Panama Canal for 2 nights just 5 minutes from Colon.

Day 4: Portobello (B)

Enjoy breakfast, followed by some free time to explore the area. Travel to Portobelo, roughly 50 minutes from Colon. This is a small town by the bay full of history. Founded in 1597, the town has lived through many years of events. Some sites in Portobelo have been named World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5: Gamboa (B)

Today, you will drive to Gamboa. Take a boat to the small village as it’s the only way to arrive in Gamboa. Located directly at the shore of Lake Gatun and the Chagres River, your hotel for 2 nights will be the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. Overnight.

Day 6: Gamboa (B)

After a delicious breakfast, spend the day exploring Gamboa. Visit the Soberania National Park, famous for bird watching, or take a boat tour around monkey island, witnessing a variety of wild monkeys living in their natural habitats. Overnight at Gamboa Rainforest Resort.

Day 7: El Valle (B)

After breakfast and a morning in Gamboa, you will drive to San Carlos, crossing the famous Bridge of the Americas—linking North and South America. You will see a

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Travel to Playa Blanca, the all-inclusive beach resort where you can finally relax and indulge yourself for a couple days. Your rental car company will be retrieving the car at the resort. Enjoy the resort and all the amenities it has to offer such as the spa, surfing, multiple restaurants, and much more. Overnight at Playa Blanca Resort. All meals included.

Day 10 -11: Playa Blanca (AI)

Free days to spend at Playa Blanca enjoying the many options available. All meals included. Overnight.

Day 12: Playa Blanca - Canada (AI)

After you enjoy your final breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home.

INCLUDED:

-11nights hotel accommodation -Private roundtrip transfers airport/hotel -Car rental for 7 days -Entrance fees to sites & Excursions as specified in Itinerary (shared) -Meals as indicated (B-breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner, AI-All inclusive)

NOT INCLUDED:

-international air tickets & applicable airport taxes -Meals not specified on the itinerary -Tips & gratuities & Personal expenses -Fuel & car insurance


Discover BOCAS DEL TORO

Additional Discoveries

ARCHIPELAGO

Located on a Caribbean island, enjoy the activities and tours to the paradise islands of Bocas del Toro, which is abundant in tropical beauty and nature. It is difficult to express in a few words what you can feel when you visit the Bocas del Toro archipelago. Only some places around the world keep this particular atmosphere, seductive, primitive and unforgettable. Bocas del Toro captivates its visitors because of its amazing vegetation, its biodiversity, and its opportunities for diving and snorkeling. You will be amused, amazed and tempted beyond belief.

BOCAS DEL TORO 5 Days / 4 Nights Day 1: Panama City-Bocas del Toro(B,L,D)

Upon arrival at Tranquilo Bay you will be escorted and assisted to settle into your cabana. Once you comfortably settled in, you have the choice between a guided hike on a nature trail, or a leisurely afternoon kayak and snorkeling session.

Day 2: Bocas del Toro (B,L,D)

Snorkel & Beach trip to Zapatilla Cayes These two unspoiled islands are protected by Bastimentos National Marine Park. On the shoreline, you'll find beautiful broad white sand beaches; in their interior, you'll discover coconut palms, tropical hardwoods, sea grapes, and almond trees draped in a collage of bromeliads, ferns, orchids and other epiphytes. We'll walk around these islands while stopping to explore the white sand beaches and reefs covering the entire circumference. Snapper, barracuda and vivid tropical fish abound on the beautiful reefs surrounding the islands.

EXTENSION TO DAVID, BOQUETE Day 1: David / Boquete

Arrive in David. Transfer to the mountain range of Boquete.

Day 2: Bird Watching and Coffee Tour

Visit a Finca (a ranch) to go bird watching in the morning. As Panama is known for its nature and abundance in flora and fauna, you will be witness to many highland species and wildlife. Enjoy the nature before you head over to a shade grown coffee plantation. Here, you will learn how coffee is harvested and processed. Feel free to try samples of some of the best coffee. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Zapatilla Cayes - Tranquilo Bay

After breakfast, journey to Bocas del Toro and then to Zapatilla Cayes, now a protexted national park for its abundance in tropical nature. Discover the lush vegetation, the white sandy beaches, and perhaps even go diving in the surrounding coral reefs! Overnight at Tranquilo Bay. All meals included.

Day 4: Punta Valiente Ngobe Bugle Indigenous Reservation

Today, you will visit the indigenous peoples of Ngobe. Travel by the Punta Valiente canopy and cliffface and the rock formations of the Tigres Islands before arriving at reservation. Learn of a new culture and lifestyle. Note that these beaches are home to the nesting grounds for several endangered sea turtles. Overnight at Tranquilo Bay. All meals included.

Day 3: Bocas del Toro (B,L,D)

Day 5: Chocolate Farm Tour and Panama City

Day 4: Bocas del Toro (B,L,D)

EXTENSION TO GAMBOA RAINFOREST Day 1: Panama City / Gamboa

Day at leisure, perfect day to rest and enjoy the pristine beaches.

Day at leisure, perfect day to rest and enjoy the pristine beaches.

Day 5: Bocas del Toro – Panama City

Transfer to airport from hotel for flight back to Panama City.

Today you will take a tour through a chocolate farm, every chocolate lover’s dream! From there you will be transferred back to Panama City. Breakfast included.

Upon arrival to Panama, transfer to Gamboa, the small village in the Panamaian rainforest. You will be staying in the Gamboa Rainforest Resort for 3 nights. This resort is located in a prime location that offers you immediate access to the rainforest and the Panama Canal. Take the time to explore the national park, immersing yourself in the surrounding nature and wildlife. At night, enjoy the luxury of the hotel while you still are living in the jungle. Overnight at hotel. All meals included.

Day 2: Monkey Island

The canal takes small boats to the forested banks of Gatun Lake. Keep an eye out for wildlife as this is one of the most amazing ways to see monkeys in the wild. Capuchin moneys, howler monkeys, and 3-toed sloths are amongst only some of the amazing wildlife you will encounter on your boat tour. Overnight at Gamboa Rainforest Resort. All meals included.

Day 3: Gamboa Rainforest Resort

Enjoy a free day to do as you please at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. Overnight at resort. All meals included.

Day 4: Playa Bonita

Today, you will transfer to Playa Bonita, crossing the Bridge of the Americas to reach the all-inclusive resort. All meals included.

Day 5-6: Playa Bonita

Spend 2 days relaxing and indulging in all that Playa Bonita has to offer. Enjoy the spa, surfing, swimming, and varieties of food available. All meals included.

Day 7: Playa Bonita

After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

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EL SALVADOR

El Salvador is a small country in Central America known for its volcanoes, nature, wildlife, and beaches. Although it’s the smallest country in central america, it’s a country worth visiting and is always a great surprise for travellers. This small tropical country is home to volcanic regions such as Cerro Verde National Park—comprised of 3 volcanoes— impressive beaches and areas for water sports such as surfing in La Union, and many archaeological sites filled with rich history and culture such as La Ruta de Las Flores (Flower Route) or Suchitoto (where the making of indigo has been passed down for generations). You may also visit this country to volunteer with Organizations such as ICAPO to help protect the hawksbill sea turtles, an endangered species. All of these locations are possible with our tours for El Salvador and we hope that you will find one that suits your desires.

Classic EL SALVADOR 8 Days – 7 Nights

Starting from $2,356.00 CAD

Day 1: Canada-San Salvador

Arrive in El Salvador International Airport. Transfer to hotel. Overnight in San Salvador.

Day 2: Volcanoes National Park (B, L)

Boasting 3 volcanoes—Santa Ana, Izalco, and Cerro Verde—this national park also known as Cerro Verde National Park is perfect for nature lovers. The park features a lush forest and beautiful flowers as well as some of the most stunning views. The three volcanoes offer amazing natural hikes and climbs. You will share this tour with local children, making pupusas (fried masa cakes with filling), and being led by local guides from a non-profit organization. You will then transfer to the Flower Route—a colourful paradise full of an abundance of bright flowers, colourful villages, coffee, nature, crafts, and cuisine. Overnight in Flower Routh. Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 3: Gordinflonas Archaeological Site and Coffee Tour (B, L)

Today, you will begin your day at what may be the origins of the Mayan Civilization— Santa Leticia archaeological site. This site dates back 600 years B.C. Gordinflonas are 3 monuments located on this site that you get to see that resemble the face and body of a woman. Learn about the culture and the Mayan civilization and community that lived here. After this tour, you will continue on to visit a coffee plantation. You will learn of the coffee process from cultivation to coffee cup, and participate in a table of coffee cupping. If you happen to come in the months of December to March, you will be able to collect coffee along with the locals! End your tour with a delicious coffee tasting. Enjoy lunch before a free afternoon to discover Flower Route and all the colour it has to offer. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4: Boqueron Volcano (B, L)

Visit El Boqueron (translated as “big mouth” as it is the name of the crater). You will be able to walk along the crater amidst the volcanic views before you eat lunch at a restaurant owned by the great granddaughter of Mr. Alvarez, the creator of the first coffee mill in El Salvador. Following this fantastic lunch, you will partake in a corn tour where you will have the opportunity to make your own tortillas! From there you will head to the Joya de Ceren archaeological site—a community buried by the ashes of the Caldera Volcano in 600 AD, known as the “Pompeii of the Americas”. Following this tour, your will transfer to Suchitoto. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5: Suchitoto (B, L)

Enjoy breakfast before you explore the colonial town of Suchitoto. Here, you will experience the Indigo Workshop. Indigo is a natural colorant extracted from the Xiquilite plant. It was once a sign of wealth, and was important for painting, pottery,

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and rituals. You will learn of the history of Indigo, and the processes used as well as art techniques as you design your own scarves, a wonderful momento of the highest quality indigo in the world. At lunch, you will eat with a local group that will perform typical dances from their culture. Overnight in Suchitoto.

Day 6: Jiquilisco Bay (B, L)

Today, you will visit a monkey community at Jiquilisco Bay—a UNESCO Biosphere reserve. You will learn of the monkeys, their habitations, and get to walk through a forest as you do so. You will also have the chance to interact with the monkeys. Along with a tour of the monkeys at Jiquilisco Bay, you will receive a boat tour and a tour of the plantation to learn of cacao. You will travel to La Union. Overnight at La Union.

Day 7: Sea Turtle Tour and Local School (B, L)

Enjoy breakfast before enjoying a day of local non-profits. Travel to Icacal Beach, noted as one of the best beaches in El Salvador. Nearby, in a small village, you will visit the sea turtle nursery, learning about how they are being protected in El Icacal as they are endargered—the Leatherback, Hawksbill, Green, and Olive Ridley. You will have the opportunity to help release some turtles back into the Pacific Ocean after you learn of the process and the necessary steps needed to save these animals. After this tour, you will head over to a local school where education is the number one priority of a non-profit organization stationed there to keep children in school and teach them of the importance of protecting the environment. Transfer to San Salvador in the afternoon. Overnight at hotel.

Day 08: San Salvador-Canada (B)

After breakfast ,Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

INCLUDED:

-7nights hotel accommodation -Private roundtrip transfers airport/hotel -Entrance Fees to sites &- Excursions as specified in Itinerary (shared) -meals as indicated (B-breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)

NOT INCLUDED:

-Intl air tickets & applicable airport taxes -Meals not specified on the itinerary -Tips, gratuities &-Personal expenses


Additional Discoveries

DISCOVER THE FLOWER ROUTE Day 1: El Salvador

Arrive in El Salvador and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2: San Salvador

Today, you will visit San Salvador, taking in the points of interest of the city such as Devil’s Gate, Relief Map, the National Palace, and the Government District. In the afternoon, you will visit the National Anthropology Museum and the Art Museum to learn of the culture, the history, the people, and the art in San Salvador. Overnight at hotel. Breakfast included.

Day 3: Los Chorros National Park

ICAPO VOLUNTOURISM Interested in volunteering and offering your aide instead of being a tourist? Are you interested in protecting endangered wildlife? The Eastern Pacific Hawksbill Initiative / Iniciativa Carey del Pacifico Oriental—known as ICAPO—is a hawksbill turtle conservation non-profit organization that sets out to protect the endangered hawksbill sea turtles and is bringing this amazing animal back from extinction. Finding solutions and innovating new methods to prevent future threats, ICAPO programs are set out to help the sustainability of the habitats and turtles themselves. In 2007, the hawksbill turtles we named a critically endangered species and ICAPO took this as their initiative to start a change. Volunteer opportunities are available. You must be 18 years of age or older. The minimum volunteer program is one week; however, the season is from April 1st until September 1st, so you will have to specify in your application what the days you will be arriving and departing will be (please note that dates are subject to accommodation availability). At different times, there will be different activities to partake in, but be warned that all will involve you enduring long nights, sometimes 24 hour shifts, and true dedication to making a difference for these turtles. In the volunteer programs, you will be open to night patrols, emergence season, in-water turtle monitoring, mangrove restoration and more.

Enjoy breakfast before you embark on your journey to Los Chorros National Park. Here, you will be able to swim in the fresh spring waters swimming pool before you head to Los Volcanoes National Park, where you will be amongst volcanoes—Santa Ana and Izalco—and experience amazing views, followed by Coatepeque’s Lake. After you immerse yourself among all this nature, you will visit Joya de Ceren Archaeological Site, where you will learn of a community that was buried under the ashes of a volcano many year ago. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4: La Palma

After breakfast, you will leave to the north of the country to visit La Palma. You can explore the town and visit the regional museum and the Cihuatan ruins, where you will learn of a prehispanic settlement. After this, you will travel to Suchitoto for a guided visit. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5: Los Tercios

After breakfast, you will enjoy a beautiful visit to Los Tercios cascade—a very rare rock formation created as a result of nearby volcanic activity. Note that water only runs over this rock formation in the months between May and November, but a visit between December and April will allow you to get a fantastic view of the rock formation itself. After this tour, you will take a boat ride on the Suchitlan River, enjoying the panoramic views on this large lake as wildlife surrounds you. The afternoon is free for you to explore and discover the area. Overnight at hotel.

Day 6: San Salvador

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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NICARAGUA

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icaragua is a small country known for its lakes, beaches, and volcanoes. Although it is small, there is plenty for you to discover. Many small towns and short tours will allow you to travel this country and see all that it has to offer in a short period of time. It’s perfect for a shorter getaway! You can enjoy cities like Managua and explore the culture and history of Nicaragua as you indulge in the food, the shops, and the historic sites. You can venture off into nature at Corn Island and escape from the city for a beach getaway. You can even immerse yourself in nature in the best ways by hiking, trekking, and even sandboarding down a volcano! Whatever your preference, we have the options available to make your trip according to your desires.

Classic NICARAGUA 9 Days – 8 Nights

Starting from $1,789.00 CAD

Day 1: Canada-Managua

Welcome to Managua. Upon arrival you wil be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel for overnight.

Day 2: Leon (B, L)

Upon arrival, you will meet and greet your guide who will take you to Leon. You will take a tour of the city, visiting sights of interest such as the Cathedral, the Ortiz Art Gallery, and the Birth House of the Nicaraguan poet Ruben Dario. Overnight at hotel.

Day3: Managua (B, L)

Enjoy your breakfast at El Convento before you head to Ron Flor de Cana Distillery for a Nicaragua rum tour. Learn how it’s harvested, processed, and mulled into what we drink. You will then tracel to Managua for lunch and a tour of the city. Learn of the culture and history of Nicaragua. After this tour, you will be driven to Granada—a colonial city known to have survived repeated pirate invasions. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4: Masaya (B, L)

After a delicious breakfast at Plaza Colon Hotel, you will take a city tour of the Granada and see some landmarks such as the cathedral, the San Francisco Museum, the Old Rail Station, the Chocolate Museum, and the Elba Cigars Factory. Enjoy lunch before you leave for a day trip to Masaya Volcano National Park—the most active volcano in the country. Spend time shopping at the handcraft markets and enjoying the view of Apoyo Lagoon at Catarina viewpoint. It will be a day trip to remember. Overnight at hotel in Granada.

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Day 5: Granada (BL)

Transfer from Granada to Cabana Amarilla Port for a boat tour around the isletas— an archipelago of more than 365 little islands of volcanic origin in Lake Cocibolca. Enjoy lunch before visiting Mombacho Volcano. Here, you will trek the trails at this rainforest natural reserve and experience nature firsthand. Overnight at hotel.

Day 6-8: San Juan del Sur (B)

Enjoy breakfast before a visit to San Juan del Sur and El Cristo de la Misericordia viewpoint where you capture the view of the Bay of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy a free afternoon in the town to explore the area and learn of the culture. Experience the plentiful nightlife available with discotheques, restaurants, and bars. Overnight at hotel.

Day 9: San Juan del Sur-Managua-Canada (B)

After Breakfast, transfer to airport in Managua for your flight at the end.

INCLUDED:

-8 nights hotel accommodation -Private roundtrip transfers airport/hotel -Entrance Fees to sites &- Excursions as specified in Itinerary (shared) -Meals as indicated (B-breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)

NOT INCLUDED:

-Intl air tickets & applicable airport taxes -Meals not specified on the itinerary -Tips, gratuities &-Personal expenses


Discover NICARAGUA

Additional Discoveries

MANAGUA CITY TOUR Managua, capital of Nicaragua, is located on the southeastern shore of Lake Managua. In its historic center, you will find the National Museum located in the former Presidential Palace, the Old Cathedral and the Rubén Dario national theater. There is also a wide variety of dining options, bars, playgrounds and craft shops for you to explore.

INCLUDED:

- Transfer from your hotel in Managua. - Professional Bilingual guide during the whole trip. - Visit to the Old and New cathedral. - Visit to the national museum and Rubén Darío National Theater. - Visit to the Salvador Allende jetty. - Visit to the Roberto Huembes´s Handicraft market. - All entrances fees.

CERRO NEGRO ADVENTURE Cerro Negro is an active volcano in León and is one of the youngest volcanoes in the world. For a remarkable experience, you will ascend the volcano on a 726m high hike to reach to top. Enjoy the view of the Maribios from this amazing height. The fun part is the descent. You will be sandboarding down the side of the volcano. With the proper equipment, you will partake in this extreme sport going down the black sand slopes of the volcano. This will be an adrenaline rush you won’t forget!

INCLUDED:

- Transfer from your hotel in Managua. - Professional Bilingual guide during the whole trip. - Entrance fee to the volcano. - Sandboarding equipment. - Lunch.

CORN ISLAND GETAWAY 3 days / 2 nights Corn Island and Little Corn are two Caribbean havens. If you image a trip filled with white sandy beaches and gorgeous green palm trees, then Corn Island is the place for you. You can enjoy the ocean and all the marine life here by going snorkelling or diving. Get away from all the stress of the city as you arrive at one of Nicaragua’s hidden treasures.

INCLUDED:

- Transfer Hotel – Airport – Hotel in Managua. - Flight tickets Managua – Corn Island – Managua. - Airport transfer - Hotel – Airport in Corn Island. - 2 hotel nights at hotel of your choice in Corn Island. - Breakfasts. - a visit to little corn with local guide.

OMETEPE ISLAND VOLCANOES 3 days / 2 nights Ometepe--a Biosphere Reserve located on Lake Cocibolca formed by the two volcanoes connected by a short isthmus, one of them completely being active. Here, you will find it has a great archaeological wealth, forests, nature reserves and beautiful beaches. Indulge in the amazing natural wonder that it is and all that this destination has to offer.

INCLUDED:

- Transfer Hotel –San Jorge Port – Hotel in Managua. - Transfer by Ferry San Jorge Port– Ometepe IslandSan Jorge Port. - 2 nights at hotel of your choice. - Breakfasts. - Full day tour around the most important points of interest on the island.

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HONDURAS

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onduras. Known for its richness in natural resources and its history with the Mayan civilization, Honduras is a country that is vibrant and breathtaking.

Located in the heart of Central America, this wonderland is surrounded by nature. High tropical mountains and rainforests. Climates can vary from tropical in the lowlands, to temperate in the mountains. Enjoy hiking and all the nature you can handle in this biodiversity hotspot. Visit rainforests and cloud forests, rising up to nearly 3000 metres above sea level, and discover all they have to offer. Below we highlight some of the key destinations Honduras has to offer. These tours will allow you to immerse yourself into the magnificent nature that Honduras holds. Take a breath, grab your hiking shoes, and get lost in nature!

Classic HONDURAS 8 Days – 7 Nights

Starting from $1,989.00 CAD

Day 1: Canada - San Pedro Sula - Pico Bonito (B, L, D)

Upon arrival at the airport you will be transferred to lodge at Pico Bonito for overnight.

Day 2: Pico Bonito–Butterfly Farm and Serpentarium (B, L, D)

Spend time at the Butterfly Farm and Serpentarium located on the Lodge’s property. See a world of colour at the Butterfly Farm and learn of a different perspective from the snakes that live at the Pico Bonito National Park. This can be done with a guide or using self-guided tours (although a guide is necessary for the Serpentarium). Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Pico Bonito.

Day 3: Pico Bonito – Cuero y Salado (B, L, D)

Visit Cuero Y Salado. This is a wildlife refuge sanctuary to crocodiles, manatees, white face and howler monkeys, and a large variety of birds. The trip will take half the day. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Pico Bonito.

Day 4: Pico Bonito – Lancetilla Botanical Gardens/Tela/ Garifuna Village (B, L, D)

A day at the exotic wildlife and bird sanctuary, Lancetilla Botanical Gardens. Holding over 630 species of plants, Lancetilla is part of the Honduras protected areas and includes a forest preserve. This tour will also include a visit to the small banana port town of Tela where you can enjoy a seafood lunch on the beach. This will be followed by a visit to the local Garifuna village located nearby where you can indulge in the town’s community and culture.

Day 5: Transfer to Roatan Island (B, L, D) Overnight Captain Morgans retreat.

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DAY 6: Roatan Islands – Bay Islands (B, L, D)

Snorkeling tour of the reefs of the Bay Islands. The Lodge offers three options for snorkelling tours. Option one: fly out to West End to explore the small beach side before and after snorkelling at the reefs. Option two: spend the day at the North Shore, a beach typically secluded. This can be wonderful as a romantic getaway or time alone. Option three: travel by boat to La Ceiba to swim the uncharted reefs of the Cayos Cachinos. Return for an overnight at Captain Morgans.

Day 7: Bay Islands (B, L, D)

Day at leisure to enjoy the resort and surroundings. Overnight at Captain Morgans.

Day 08: Bay Islands to San Pedro to Canada.

After breakfast, Transfer to the Airport for your return flight home.

INCLUDED:

- 4 night accommodation at Pico Bonito - 3 night accommodation at Captain Morgans - Meals as indicated (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner) - All entrance fees - Transportation to included tours - Any equipment needed for tours such as snorkelling.

NOT INCLUDED:

- International & domestic air tickets and associated taxes - Meals not specified on the itinerary - Insurance against theft, loss, illness and/or accident - Personal expenses


Discover HONDURAS

Additional Discoveries

Day 1: San Pedro Sula / Tela

Transfer from San Pedro Sula to Tela. During the trip, you will visit the Lancetilla Botanical Garden, a wildlife and bird sanctuary. Host to over 1200 hectares of tropical rainforest, this garden will astound any plant and nature lover. From the garden, you will head over to the hotel for leisure time in the afternoon. Overnight in Tela.

Day 2: Punta Sal National Park

Depart by boat to discover and explore the extraordinary rock formations of Punta Sal. Here you will encounter the hidden bays, with blue lagoons and palm trees—the perfect scenery. Enjoy free leisure time for activities of your choice such as soaking up the sun while you relax on the beach, snorkeling the clear waters, or exploring the marine life of the world’s second largest Coral Reef. Overnight in Tela. Breakfast included.

Day 3: Tela / Nuevo San Francisco

Take a hike behind the Lancetilla Botanical Gardens in a rainforest. You will see remarkable wildlife such as birds, monkeys, butterflies, and other species. This will last until the afternoon. After your hike, relax and enjoy a typical lunch before you return to Tela. Overnight in Tela. Breakfast included.

Day 4: Tela / La Ceiba – Utila Island

Enjoy a tasty breakfast before a transfer to La Ceiba airport. Hop on a short flight to Utila Island, the smallest of the three main Bay Islands. Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight at Utila Island. Breakfast included.

MAYAN RUINS Day 1: San Pedro Sula / Copan

Road trip to Copan. Learn about the Mayans—their culture and their theories. Later in the day, visit the museum of Copan to see original and reproduction Mayan art. Indulge in the amazing ancient empire that was the Mayans. Overnight in Copan.

Day 2: Copan

Enjoy your breakfast before you visit the Archaeological Park of Copan, comprised of two sites: the ruins and the sepulchers. The ruins will take you back to the Mayan times and allow you to envision what it was like to live in such a mysterious empire. Visit the Chorti community of La Pintada in the afternoon to experience a lifestyle of Mayan descendants. Overnight in Copan. Breakfast included.

Day 3: Copan / San Pedro Sula

After a delicious breakfast, visit the burial site of the Mayan nobles, Las Sepulturas. You will learn of the ancient Mayan burial rites and their culture. Return to San Pedro Sula where you will enjoy some leisure time to shop at local handicraft stores. Breakfast included.

YOJOA LAKE Day 1: San Pedro Sula / Yojoa Lake

At your hotel lobby, meet and greet your guide at 8:30am. Transfer to Lake Yojoa (Lago Yojoa) and witness the remarkable Pulpapanzak Waterfalls. Enjoy the forest and the clear waters—where you can swim—and indulge in the nature. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5-6: Utila Island

Day 2: Yojoa Lake / San Pedro Sula

Day 7: Utila Island / San Pedro Sula

CERRO AZUL MEAMBAR NATIONAL PARK Day 1: San Pedro Sula / Cerro Azul Meambar NP

Spend your free time on these two days to enjoy Utila and all it has to offer. Go diving, snorkeling, kayaking, biking, horseback riding, and other activities (for additional cost). Overnight at Utila Island. Breakfast included both days. Breakfast included before you depart in the morning on a flight from Utila Island to San Pedro Sula. Take a connection flight with your international airline to head home. Additional extensions to your stay are available.

INCLUDED:

- 3 night accommodation in Tela - 3 night accommodation at Utila Island - Meals as indicated - Transportation to included tours - Any equipment for tours such as horseback riding

NOT INCLUDED:

- International air tickets and associated taxes - Meals not specified on the itinerary - Personal expenses

For all the birdwatchers, there is a tour made for you! Lake Yojoa inhabits the largest concentration of birds in the country. After your breakfast, you will visit the archaeological site Los Naranjos. For two hours, you will explore and learn about the birds, flora, and fauna in the forest. This has been known to be one of the best places for hiking in Yojoa. Make sure to take in the scenery at the viewpoints! Return the San Pedro Sula. Overnight stay at hotel. Breakfast included.

At your hotel lobby, meet and greet you guide at 8:30am. Transfer to Cerro Azul Meambar. On your way to the park, you will stop to see the Pulhapanzak Waterfalls. You will then proceed to the Cerro Azul Meambar National Park, which is used as a retreat centre for countless birds such as toucans, parrots, and other species. Along the eastern shore of Lake Yojoa, the tropical forests rise above the horizon. In 1987, it was named a national park, also referred to as Panacam, to protect these tropical rainforests. Overnight. Breakfast included.

Day 2: Cerro Azul Meambar NP

As Lake Yojoa contains many protected areas throughout its region, Cerro Azul Meambar National Park is one of the main protected areas. Surrounded by mountains and rivers, this national park is a wondrous sight. Enjoy the day hiking, taking in the breathtaking views that, on a clear day, can be seen from the tops of mountains, or watching the animals that inhabit the rainforest. Overnight. Breakfast included.

Day 3: Cerro Azul Meambar NP / San Pedro Sula

Enjoy your final morning at Cerro Azul Meambar National Park with a hike. Transfer to Lake Yojoa and enjoy the opportunity to feast on the bass of the lake. Return to San Pedro Sula in the late afternoon. Breakfast included.

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BELIZE

Belize is a country full of diversity. From the Caribbean shorelines in the east to the dense jungle in the west, Belize has an array of activities to offer the adventurous traveler. You can explore unspoiled Carribean islands, reefs, and tropical rainforests or go back in time to the Mayan Era and visit an abundance of ruins throughout the country. If you want to see ruins, Belize has many options for you. Head to Lamanai, Xunantunich to see how the Mayans once lived thousands of years ago. Learn of the history of a once powerful civilization, and discover ceremonial rituals, temples, structures, and pyramids. If you wish to discover the biological and marine life side of Belize, there are options for that, as well. Swim in Sting Ray Alley with the sting rays and the nurse sharks, learning of the corals and the fish that surround you in this underwater world or travel to the Crystal Caves to see formations and tube down a river with nothing but a headlamp. We hope that you will find a tour that suits your desires for Belize!

Classic BELIZE 8 Days – 7 Nights

Starting from $2,388.00 CAD

Day 1: Canada- Belize

Arrive in Belize and meet and greet with your guide.

Day 2: Lamanai Maya Ruins & New River (B, L)

After a continental breakfast, you will take a boat tour to discover to jungle-shrouded temples of the Lamanai Mayan civilization. This encompasses over 700 structures. Lamanai is one of the largest Mayan ceremonial sites in Belize. On the way, make sure to look out for all the wildlife such as crocodiles, monkeys, and bats. Overnight at Black Orchid Resort. Lunch included.

Day 3: Xunantunich Maya Ruins (B, L)

Today, you will venture for a short tour at the baboon sanctuary before you head over to the Xunantunich Maya ruins. The baboon sanctuary is home to black howler monkey, and is looking to sustain the lives of these creatures. You will learn about these monkeys and their natural habitat. Following this tour you will visit the Xunantunich Maya Ruins—one of the most popular sites in Belize. You will see El Castillo (the large pyramid) and the over 25 temples and palaces that this ruin holds. Overnight hotel.

Day 4: ATM Cave (B, L)

Today, be prepared for an adventure! First, you will hike in the forest to reach the cave. A short swim will lead you into the underworld realm. A trek will lead you to the main water passage, revealing geological formations such as flow stones and stalagmites. This cave uncovers what is known as Xibalba, the underworld of the Mayans. You will be transferred to the Teakettle (location of the cave). Return to hotel. Overnight.

Day 5: Belize City (B, L)

Enjoy breakfast before you transfer by water taxi to Belize City. Overnight hotel.

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Day 6: Shark Ray Alley (B)

Today, you will visit Shark Ray Alley, a short 3 minutes from Hol Chan—home to an abundance of marine life and corals. In Shark Ray Alley, you will go snorkelling with the Nurse Sharks and sting rays. As they are accustomed to humans, you may join them for a swim! Overnight hotel.

Day 7: Belize City (B)

Enjoy a continental breakfast before your free day at leisure. Optional tours are also available, you simply need to ask the front desk. Overnight hotel.

Day 08: Ambergris Caye-Belize City-Canada (B)

Enjoy your continental breakfast before you transfer to the San Pedro Airstrip for a flight to Belize International Airport. Once you arrive there, you will connect to your flight home.

INCLUDED:

-7nights hotel accommodation -Private roundtrip transfers airport/hotel -Entrance Fees to sites &- Excursions as specified in Itinerary (shared) -meals as indicated (B-breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)

NOT INCLUDED:

-International & Domestic air tickets & applicable airport taxes -Meals not specified on the itinerary -Tips, gratuities &-Personal expenses


Discover MAYAN BELIZE

Additional Discoveries

Day 1: Belize

Arrive n belize international airport, meet and greet our local representative. Overnight hotel.

Day 2: Lamanai Mayan Jungle River experience

Today, you will embark on boat ride to the Mayan city of Lamanai. As you cross the lagoon, keep an eye out for wildlife such as spider monkeys, crocodiles, and birds. You will arrive at the Lamanai Ruins, a civilization that flourished over 3000 years ago. You will get to see what includes over 700 structures and learn about how this civilization thrived in its time. Overnight hotel.

Day 3: Crystal Caves/Cave Tubing.

Today, you are in for another adventure. You will travel to the foot hills of the Mayan Mountain Range, through grassy savannah and rainforest hills to reach the caves. You will then being a hike to Crystal Cave—what is known to be the underworld of the Mayans called Xibalba. Used for religious ceremonies, you will be in a whole other world and, with your guide by your side, you will travel on a tube on the Branch River through these caves with nothing but a packed-lunch, a headlamp, and a rush of excitement. Overnight hotel.

Day 4: Mayan Hills

Be prepared to leave in the morning as your cross the country to the heart of the Mayan Hills to a jungle resort. Once you arrive, enjoy lunch before you head out for horseback riding. You will stroll through the scenery and the nature on your horse, revelling in the jungle. At night, enjoy the stars of the heavens in your hut. Make sure to keep an ear out for any sounds at night! Overnight at jungle resort.

Day 5: Guatemala

Today, you will leave Belize for the day and head to Guatemala to visit one of the largest Mayan sites: Tikal, which flourished between 200 and 850 A.D. and was later abandoned. You will get to see the ceremonial Lost World Pyramid and the Temple of the Grand Jaguar. You will get a fantastic view from the top if you decide to climb up! Make sure to bring your passport as you will be crossing boarders today. Overnight hotel.

Day 6: Belize City

Enjoy breakfast before transferring back to Belize City. As you travel, you will stop for a Belizean lunch before you continue to the island of San Pedro—inside the longest barrier reef in the Americas. You will take a 15 minute Tropic Air flight to reach this destination. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy some free time to explore the grounds before dinner. Overnight hotel.

XUNANTUNICH TOUR

Among the northern foothills of the Maya Mountain Range lies Xunantunich—a kingdom of the ancient Maya. You will take a guided tour of the temples, the structures, the ruins, and El Castillo, one of 3 largest Mayan Temples in Belize. You will get to see and learn about the special ceremonies that took place thousands of years ago, honouring the pantheon gods of a cosmological religion. On the way to Xunantunich, you will also come across unexcavated temples, as many of the Mayan civilization has yet to be uncovered. You will also pass through the Twin Towns of Santa Elena and San Ignacio. You will need comfortable hiking shoes, as this is a 7 hour tour.

HOWLER MONKEY TOUR

Get ready to meet the famous howler monkeys, locally known as baboons. You will get to visit the baboon sanctuary, protecting and sustaining not only the lives of these creatures, but the top soil and surrounding nature since 1985. Inhabiting the forest of the Belize River Valley, these monkeys are smart and tamed, but also wild. As they are no strangers to humans, they will gladly welcome you into the jungle to explore what they would call home. Along with this tour, you will enjoy a city tour, the country side, and the secondary rain forest. Make sure to wear comfortable hiking shoes as you will be walking for a long time during this 5 hour tour.

ALTUNHA TOUR

Believed to be settled around 250 BC and continuing through the Classic Period of the Maya Civilization, AltunHa resides north of Belize City, some 6 miles from the Caribbean Sea. You will take a nature walk after arriving from Belize City to reach the site for a guided tour. According to archaeologists, some 10000 Mayans lived in and around AltunHa, which was a significant trading center. You will get to see plazas, the Temple of the Masonry Altars, the Temple of the Green Tomb, and the jadeite carving of the head of Kinich Ahau, the Sun God. Remember to wear comfortable hiking shoes as this 4.5 hour trip will include a lot of walking.

Day 7: Sting Ray Alley

Today, you can enjoy the day floating along the clear Caribbean waters. Snorkel at the Sting Ray Alley. Guides will help you learn and discover the corals and the marine life you may encounter. Nurse Sharks and stingrays are found in these waters, and you are able to swim with them! Follow up this amazing experience with a nice final dinner, either at your hotel, or in downtown San Pedro. Overnight at hotel.

Day 8: Belize City

Transfer on a short flight on Tropic Air back to Belize City before you transfer to the International Aiport for your flight home.

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CUBA

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uba is a Caribbean destination without comparison with miles of magnificent golden beaches and clean sparkling turquoise waters. This stunning beautiful island is home to exceptionally friendly people, exotic flora, tropical climate and a vibrant nightlife. Going to Cuba is like taking a trip around the world in perfect weather. You can visit the French coffee plantations and Spanish colonial cities dating back to the 16th Century, swing to Afro-Cuban and Latin rhythms, hike through spectacular mountains and forests, dive on one of the world’s beautiful reefs and fish where Hemingway fished. Touring the country is easy and fun. Its 50,000 kilometres of roads and highways connect the country from East to West and let you meet the people where they live. The Island offers breathtaking scenery, fascinating history, ecological wonders and much more. Whether you are in a car, on a bus or on your bike, you will find new experiences everywhere. So hang on to your hats and get ready to discover what Cuba has to offer.

Classic CUBA 14 Days – 13 Nights

Starting from $2,589.00 CAD

Day 1: Canada - Havana

Welcome to lively Havana! Upon arrival you will be escorted to your hotel.

Day 2: Havana – Santiago de Cuba (B) In the morning you will fly to Santiago de Cuba. After Lunch at a local restaurant you will go on a walking tour through Cuba’s unofficial capital, Santiago de Cuba. You will visit the Castillo El Morro, a stunning 16th century citadel, the fascinating cemetery of Santa Iphigenia and the Plaza de la Revolution! Overnight.

Day 3: Santiago de Cuba (B)

This morning you will drive to the stunning El Cobre Basilica, an important shrine for the Cuban people. The afternoon will be at your leisure. Overnight.

Day 4: Bayamo (B, L)

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Day 10: Santa Clara (B, L)

Today you will head to the western part of Cuba. On your way, you will stop in Santa Clara and visit the famous Che Guevara Memorial mausoleum and museum. In the afternoon you will arrive in Vinales. This small town is beautifully situated amid green tobacco fields and Mogote limestone rock formations. Overnight, “casa particular”.

Day 11: Santa Clara (B, L)

Today you will go on a day excursion to the tranquil, Cayo Jutías beach, located nearby. Lay on the ivory white sand and spend the day relaxing and swimming. If you’re in the explorative mood, you can choose to take a boat tour of the area. We will have a picnic lunch on the beach before returning to the Hotel.

Day 12: Santa Clara - Havana (B, L)

The small town of Bayamo is a truly charming city to visit. Enjoy this authentic town during a guided tour before driving to the beautiful Sierra Maestra Mountains. Spend the night nestled amid tropical gardens. Overnight.

Today you will head back to Havana. On your way you will visit a tobacco factory where you can learn how the famous Cuban cigars, called puros, are rolled. The Cueva del Indio is another great place you will visit before arriving Havana. Lunch will be served at the Restaurant Palenque de los Cimarrones. Overnight.

Day 5: Sierra Maestra (B, L)

Day 13: Havana (B,L,D)

After breakfast you will go on a short hike in the mountains where you can admire the spectacular Cuban landscape! Overnight.

Day 6: Camagüey (B)

Today, visit to the colonial city of Camagüey. You will be taken on a tour of the city in a bike taxi! This is a great way to see this labyrinthine city. Overnight.

Day 7: Trinidad (B)

This morning you will head to the fascinating city of Trinidad, a UNESCO world heritage site! Spend the afternoon exploring as you like before spending the night at a “casa particular”.

Day 8: Trinidad (B,L,D)

Today will start with a city tour of colonial Trinidad. The city has some remarkable architecture and scenic views. The Palacio Brunet is one of the most beautiful palaces in the city and is now home to the Museo Mántico. In the evening you will get to listen to some live Cuban music at the Casa de la Trova! Overnight, “casa particular”.

Day 9: Cienfuegos (B)

One of the most beautiful and lively cities in Cuba! The Palacio de Valle, one of Cienfuegos most beautiful places. After your walking tour you will get to enjoy dinner. Overnight.

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Today a walking tour through the historical part of Havana. The Old Town was declared a UNESCO world Heritage in 1982. Later, visit to the Havana Club Rum Museum and enjoy a cocktail before exploring Havana’s Old Town on your own! After lunch explore “modern” Havana and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight.

Day 14: Havana - Canada (B)

Today you will have the morning to shop or explore Havana at your leisure. Make the most of you last few hours in sunny Cuba before we drive you back to the airport.

INCLUDED:

-13 nights hotel accommodations -All transfers & excursions -Private roundtrip transfers airport/hotel -Meals as per indicated. (B-breakfast, L-lunch,D-dinner)

NOT INCLUDED:

-International Airfare & applicable airport taxes. -Meals not specified on the itinerary. -Tips and gratuities.


Discover CUBA

Additional Discoveries

BICYCLE TOUR OF CUBA - Fixed departures - 8 Days / 7 nights It’s the ideal place to explore by bicycle.

Day 1: Canada - Havana

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Arrival in Havana and transfer to hotel for overnight

Day 2: Havana – Pinar del Rio

Tour to Pinar del Rio, visit a tobacco factory of the town. Lunch in Aguas Claras. In the afternoon’s ride will take you to the Vinales Valley. Overnight. Biking distance: 10 km (B, L, D)

Day 3: Cayo Jutias

Our Journey today is to Cayo Jutias. After breakfast we will set off on a ride to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Sierra de Organos, which lies in the Northwest. The picturesque beach of Cayo Jutias. After you can either take the bus or cycle back to Vinales. Overnight. Biking distance: 55 km (B, L, D)

Day 4: Valle Ancon

Today’s ride is to Palma at Ancon Valley – a tour of quaint landscapes and untouched valleys. After a picnic lunch, continue to Hotel. Overnight. Biking distance: 30 km (B, Picnic L, D)

Day 5: Soroa

After breakfast we will be taken to Cueva de los Portales. This beautiful area was the hideout that Che Guevara used during the ’62 standoff with Kennedy and this will be the site for our picnic. After the picnic we will start the day’s bike ride to Soroa. Overnight. Biking distance: 45 km (B, D)

Day 6: Las Terrazas

Leave for Las Terrazas. Visit a community in Sierra del Rosario, pass the river San Juan and its little waterfall flow through the thick forest, ruins and coffee plantations from the 19th century.Overnight. Biking distance: 20 km (B, Picnic L, D)

Day 7: Havana

In the morning we return to Havana. Our guide will take us on a tour of the old city of Havana. Accommodation: B)

Day 8: Havana - Canada

After breakfast you will be transferred the airport, for your flight back home.

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MEXICO

Mexico is a country of diverse landscapes: mountains, deserts, and jungles. It is also known for having such amazing ancient ruins from the Mayan Civilization.

Enjoy the country with the distinction of having the most places on the World Heritage List. You can travel to see the ancient ruins and immerse yourself in the customs of the prehispanic culture.

Classic MEXICO 10Days – 9Nights

From Chichen Itza to Teotihuacan, there are many options of Mayan civilization ruins to explore and discover. You can relax on the beach and indulge in the nightlife in places like Puerto Vallarta or Ixtapa. Finally, you can walk the colonial streets of Mexico amongst the amazing architecture and small shops in places like Morelia and Coyoacan. The available tours allow you to see all of this Mexican culture and more!

Starting from $2,379.00 CAD

Day 1: Canada –Mexico City Arrive in Mexico City. Transfer to hotel.

Day 2: Zocalo and Coyoacan (B)

After breakfast, enjoy a half day tour of the city. You will be able to see the National Palace, the Cathedral, and the Plaza of Three Cultures. In the afternoon, you will visit San Angel and Coyoacan. San Angel and Coyoacan are named a Magical Neighbourhoods by Mexico City’s Secretary of Tourism. Enjoy this colonial city filled with cobblestone streets, gardens, plazas, history. You can enter museums of artwork, including some pre-historic art that was once owned by Frida and her husband, Diego Rivera. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3: La Villa and Teotihuacan (B,L)

Today, you will enjoy a full day at the Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe—the patron saint of Mexico—and the pre-Aztec ruins of Teotihuacan, famous for the pyramids to the Sun and the Moon. Teotihuacan is known as “the place where the gods were created” and is a holy city built between the 1st and 7th centuries. You will be able to see one of the most important preserved civilizations in Mesoamerica. Overnight at hotel.

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Day 7: Barrancas del Cobre (B,L,D)

Take another train today to Posada Barrancas and the Mirador Hotel for an extravagant view overlooking the Copper Canyon. You will have a 2 hour excursion to explore the canyon. Overnight at hotel.

Day 8: Chihuahua (B,L)

Board a train to Chihuahua City, known for its desert landscapes and the Sierra Tarahumara Mountains. . Dinner will be served on board. Upon arrival, transfer to overnight hotel. Day at leisure.

Day 9: Mexico City (B)

After a good breakfast, you will spend the morning taking in the sights of Chihuahua City such as the museum in the home of the famous Pancho Villa. After this morning, you will transfer to the airport for a flight to Mexico City. Overnight at your hotel.

Day 10: Mexico City - Canada (B)

After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

Day 4: Xochimilco (B,L)

Day 5: Los Mochis (B)

-9 nights hotel accommodation -Private roundtrip transfers airport/hotel -Train service -Entrance Fees to sites &- Excursions as specified in Itinerary (shared) -Meals as indicated (B-breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)

Experience a community as you float along the canals with friends, drinks, and food while floating along the canals. Overnight hotel. After breakfast, transfer to the airport for a flight to Los Mochis, a coastal city, and begin a Copper Canyon train excursion to see the Copper Canyon desert region in the Mexican wilderness. Once back in Los Mochis, you will transfer to a hotel in nearby El Fuerte. The rest of the day will be left for you to explore El Fuerte.

Day 6: Cerocahui (B,L,D)

Transfer to the train station to catch “El Chepe” train to Cerocahui and the Mision Hotel. You will enjoy a 3 hour tour to Gallego’s Overlook where you can get an expansive view of the Urique Canyon. Overnight at hotel.

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INCLUDED:

NOT INCLUDED:

-International & Domestic air tickets & applicable airport taxes -Meals not specified on the itinerary -Tips, gratuities &-Personal expenses


Discover COLONIAL MEXICO

Day 1: Mexico City

Arrive in Mexico City. Overnight hotel.

Day 2: Mexico City

Today, enjoy a half day tour of Mexico City. You will visit such highlights as the Zocalo, the National Palace, and the Cathedral. From there, you will find yourself at the Anthropology museum, home to largest collection of artifacts from the Mayan civilization and onward and one of the world’s 10 best museums. Overnight hotel. Breakfast included.

Day 3: Teotihuacan

Today, you still step off the grid for a guided adventure to the Teotihuacan pyramids. To Begin, you will see the Virgin of Guadalupe Shrine—the place of peregrination of millions of Mexicans and people from around the world. You will follow that with the Teotihuacan pyramids. Here, you will get to see the Sun and Moon pyramids and other fortresses. You will have free time to roam these ancient ruins of the Mayan civilization. Overnight hotel. Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day 4: Morelia

After breakfast, take an early bus transfer to Morelia City. Transfer to hotel before your afternoon visit of the city. Named an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991, Morelia is one of the most popular colonial cities in Mexico. From its amazing architecture and delicious food, to even being notable for the Morelia International Film Festival (hosting big names such as Quentin Tarantino and Guillermo del Toro), Morelia has something to offer everyone. Overnight hotel.

Day 5: Patzcuaro

Enjoy breakfast before heading on a half day tour around the lake of Patzcuaro—the city of stones. After this tour, you will visit Janitzio Island, the main island of Patzcuaro Lake, famous for fishermen using beautiful butterfly nets and the 40m high Jose Maria Morelos statue that stands in the very centre of the island. Overnight hotel.

Day 6: Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo

After a delicious breakfast, you will visit Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo. Once you transfer to your hotel, you will have a day of leisure to roam and explore the area. Overnight hotel.

Day 07: Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo

Enjoy breakfast before a free day. You will find two types of vacation: the relaxed resort, and the charmed market-style location. In Ixtapa, you will find the high-rise resorts, allinclusive and ready for visitors. Take advantage of the golf courses, upscale shopping, and other luxurious activities. Zihuatanejo, on the other hand, is quite the opposite. Find yourself visiting folk art shops and galleries and small boutiques. Backpackers and travellers alike will enjoy this scenic area. Overnight hotel.

Day 8: Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

Additional Discoveries

CHICHEN ITZA Day 1: Cancun / Riviera Maya

Transfer to Cancun/Riviera Maya to Merida City. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. You will then visit Uxmal one of the largest archaeological Mayan sites to view the Guesser Pyramid, the house of the Governor, the Quadrangle of the Nuns, and the house of turtles. Overnight hotel in Merida City.

Day 2: Chichen Itza

After a tour of the city of Merida, you will visit Chichen Itza one of the most important and famous Mayan sites in Mexico. You will get to see the Skull Temple, the Jaguar’s Temple, the One Thousand Columns, and the Sacred Well. Be prepared to take a walk through Mayan history and learn of the Mayan knowledge on mathematics, architecture, and astronomy. After this tour, you will transfer to Cancun or Riviera Maya. Overnight hotel. Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 7: Acapulco

Enjoy breakfast and a day of leisure in Acapulco. Enjoy the beautiful city, located on a large bay and surrounded by the Sierra Madre del Sur mountains. Note that this city is famous for its nightlife, so be prepared for a night on the town, but also the beaches, so you can relax on the beach during the day. Overnight hotel.

Day 8: Acapulco

After your final breakfast, transfer to airport for your flight back home.

TEQUILA ROUTE Day 1: Mexico City

Arrive in Mexico City and transfer to hotel. Overnight hotel.

Day 2: Mexico City

Arrive in Mexico City and transfer to hotel. Overnight hotel.

Enjoy a half day tour of the city, looking at the most important sites such as the National Palace and the Zocalo. After this guided tour, you will go to the Anthropology museum for a trip back in time to the prehispanic Mayan Civilization. Overnight hotel. Breakfast included.

Day 2: Mexico City

Day 3: Teotihuacan

SUN ROUTE Day 1: Mexico City

Enjoy a half day tour of Mexico City, including such sites as the Zocalo, the National Palace, and the murals of Diego Rivera—famed husband of Frida. After this tour, you will visit the Anthropology Museum, a popular and historic attraction. Overnight hotel. Breakfast included.

Day 3: Teotihuacan

Prepare yourself for a trip to historic Teotihuacan, and visit the Sun and Moon Pyramids, the Quetzalcoatl Temple, and other fortresses. Learn of the culture and see the beautiful ruins as you climb the Pyramids. Overnight hotel. Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 4: Tequila

Today, you will enjoy an excursion to the Teotihuacan pyramids, noted as the “place where the gods were created”. Enjoy some sites such as the pyramids to the Sun and the Moon, and the temples. You may climb to the top of the Pyramids in a full immersion of Mayan culture. Overnight hotel. Breakfast and lunch included.

By the name of the city, you can assume what is produced in the first city. Tequila offers the blue agave plantations and desert hills where tequila is cultivated and produced. You will visit a distillery of your choice, such as Sauza or Herradura, to learn of the process from which the agave pineapple is smashed until the liquor is bottled, and have a tequila taste testing. Overnight hotel in Guadalajara. Breakfast included.

Day 4: Cuernavaca / Taxco

Day 5: Puerto Vallarta

After breakfast, you will journey to Cuernavaca the city of eternal spring. Here, you will visit the Cathedral, one of the oldest colonial constructions in Mexico. You will then continue to Taxco, the Silver City, known for, of course, being the place to shop for silver. This is definitely the place to try our your bargaining skills. Overnight hotel in Taxco.

Day 5: Acapulco

Today, you will venture off to Acapulco and arrive at the world famous holiday resort of Acapulco. Breakfast included.

Day 6: Acapulco

After breakfast, transfer to Puerto Vallarta. Upon arrival at hotel, enjoy the rest of your day at leisure to explore. Overnight hotel. Breakfast included.

Day 7: Puerto Vallarta

Enjoy breakfast and a free day of leisure. Discover all that Puerto Vallarta has to offer such as beautiful beaches, amazing water sports, and a nightlife like no other. Overnight hotel.

Day 8: Puerto Vallarta

After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

Ready to see some diving? You will have the opportunity to watch the world famous divers at La Quebrada, who dive into the ocean from cliffs 136ft above. Overnight hotel. Breakfast included.

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We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance. Insurance cost is not refundable. Other useful information

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Seat selection may be available for some flights. We will do our best to confirm seats as per your request but if not available, seats are allocated by the airline at the airport.

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