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South and Central America 2017 „„ 18 handcrafted itineraries: providing you with easy access to this colourful continent „„ Six trip styles: delivering a rich experience that taps into the heartbeat of Latin America „„ Unlock the region’s flavours, rhythms and ancient treasures, for a perfect holiday

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A CONTINENT full of diversity Unlock the colour of Central and South America with Trafalgar. Discover the passion for life and the individual rhythms and flavours that make each country unique. The region’s rich contrasts will awaken your senses: from the buzz of Brazil’s Copacabana Beach, to the deep rainforests of Costa Rica; from the colonial history of Mexico, to the exotic wildlife of the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador; from the ancient Inca citadel of Peru’s Machu Picchu, to the traditions of its Uru people on the floating islands of Lake Titicaca. We create for you the perfect balance of iconic must-sees and lesser-known treasures – as well as our famous Insider Experiences, which take you deeper into the culture of your destination.

To see photos from our trips, read reviews and chat with fellow travellers before you depart, look for our hashtag or see our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages: trafalgar.com/reviews #SimplyTrafalgar TrafalgarTravel @TrafalgarTravel @TrafalgarTalk MyTrafalgar Feel the pulsating rhythms of the Samba in Rio de Janeiro on the 'Impressions of South America' itinerary, among others.

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Whenever I’ve been fortunate enough to travel in South America, I’ve always been inspired by this continent’s magnificent diversity. Every place has its own energy and vibrancy. Every country is bursting with contrasts: mystical rainforests and snow-capped granite peaks in Patagonia; the natural beauty of the thunderous Iguassu Falls and lively beaches of Brazil; the ancient allure of Machu Picchu and the exciting buzz of Lima in Peru. These are the experiences you get with Trafalgar. We make it easy for you to see, learn, and discover – and encounter the unique spirit of South America. Gavin Tollman, Trafalgar CEO

Witness the spectacular, thundering Iguassu Falls at the ArgentinaBrazil border on our ‘Impressions of South America’ itinerary.

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CONTENTS

SOUTH AMERICA

Days Pages 9 34 - 35

Secrets of Ecuador with Me to We

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36 - 37

In the Footsteps of the Incas

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38 - 39

Land of the Incas

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40 - 41

Impressions of South America

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42 - 43

Best of South America

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44 - 45

South America Landscapes NEW

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46 - 47

South America Revealed

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48 - 50 51- 53

Highlights of Peru

Our trip styles

6 - 7

Why we are the best

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A magical blend of ingredients

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Travel at ease

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Our secret recipe

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Discover our Insider Experiences

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Icons of South America

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Our people, our passion

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Always the right hotels

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Cultures and Contrasts of South America with Paracas Option

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About Trafalgar Cares

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About ME to WE

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Patagonian Grand Adventure with Buenos Aires Option

11,13 57- 59

Your savings

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Travel essentials: Group holidays, Airport transfers, Extend Your Stay, MyTrafalgar, Registration

PRE AND POST EXTENSIONS

64 - 65

Peruvian Amazon

Gold Seal Protection and Booking Conditions

66 - 67

MEXICO AND CENTRAL AMERICA

Days Pages 8 20 - 21

Treasures of the Yucatán Mexico's Copper Canyon and Colonial Cities NEW Panama, the Canal and Beyond with Playa Bonita Option Costa Rica Eco Adventure with Guanacaste Option

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22 - 23

Brazilian Amazon

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Easter Island

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Galapagos Islands Cruise

From our array of itineraries, find a style that suits your tastes. See overleaf more about our trip styles.

8,10 24 - 25 8,10 26 - 27

Natural Wonders of Costa Rica

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28 - 29

Monkeys, Jungles and Volcanoes

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30 - 31

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32 - 33

Secrets of Panama and Costa Rica

MEXICO MEXICO

Casas Grandes Hermosilio

Days Pages 5 60

Casas Grandes

Hermosilio Copper Canyon Alamos El Fuerte Posada Barrancas Cerocahui Copper Canyon Alamos El Fuerte Posada Barrancas Cerocahui

Trip Style Key At Leisure

Discoveries

Country Explorer

Family Experiences

Cruise, Rail & Combinations

Hidden Journeys

COSTA RICA COSTA RICA PANAMA PANAMA ECUADOR

Cancun Merida Uxmal Chichen Itza Cancun Merida Campeche Uxmal Chichen Itza Campeche

Otavalo Galapagos Quito Coco ECUADOR Otavalo Islands Manaus Guayaquil Riobamba Quito Galapagos Coco Cuenca Islands Amazon Manaus Guayaquil Riobamba PERU Basin Cuenca BRAZIL Amazon Picchu PERU Machu Basin BRAZIL Lima Sacred Valley Picchu Puerto Maldonado ParacasMachuCusco Lima Sacred Valley Puno Puerto Maldonado Paracas Cusco Puno

Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro Iguassu Falls

Easter Island

PANAMA PANAMA

COSTA RICA COSTA RICA Borinquen Arenal N.P. Liberia Borinquen Arenal Sarapiqui N.P. Rio Perdido Liberia Sarapiqui Tortuguero N.P. Rio Perdido Playa Carrillo Tortuguero N.P. San Jose Monteverde Playa Carrillo San Jose Cloud Forest Manuel Monteverde Cloud Forest Antonio ManuelN.P. Los Angeles Antonio N.P. Los Angeles Cloud Forest Cloud Forest

PROUDLY USING 100% RECYCLED PAPER*

Boquete Boquete

Gamboa Gamboa

Panama City Panama City Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca

Trafalgar, as part of The Travel Corporation, is proud to be using 100% recycled LEIPA paper for the body of our brochures.

Iguassu Falls

Easter Island

CHILE CHILE Santiago Santiago

ARGENTINA Puerto Varas Bariloche Puerto Varas Puerto MonttBariloche Puerto Montt

KEY:

KEY: N.P. = National Park N.P. = National Park stays = Overnight = Maps Overnight stays not all to the same scale Maps not all to the same scale

Torres del Paine N.P. El Calafate Torres del Paine N.P. El Calafate Puerto Natales PuertoPunta Natales Arenas Punta Arenas Ushuaia Ushuaia

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Buenos Aires Buenos Aires ARGENTINA

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OUR TRIP STYLES

AT LEISURE

COUNTRY EXPLORER

Taking it at an easier pace, stay for two to three nights per destination. The days don’t begin before 9am, and you spend free time as you wish.

Become a connoisseur of one country, or a rich and colourful area within it. Explore its people, stories and culture in depth.

For a taste of our At Leisure trips, see Best of South America on pages 44 - 45 and Impressions of South America on pages 42 - 43.

To see how you can be immersed in the culture of a destination, go to pages 36 - 37 for Highlights of Peru and pages 26 - 27 for Costa Rica Eco Adventure.

CRUISE, RAIL AND COMBINATIONS Over land, over water, by coach, by train... Explore a destination by the transport most suited to it, like being lulled by the rhythmic chugging of a train. See NEW Mexico’s Copper Canyon and Colonial Cities on pages 22 - 23.

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DISCOVERIES

FAMILY EXPERIENCES

HIDDEN JOURNEYS

Meticulously orchestrated, these full itineraries move seamlessly from one destination and iconic sight to the next. Maximise your travel time by covering more ground. Get treated to the full symphony, stress-free, in a single trip lasting 11 - 21 days.

Our Family Experiences take you on an adventure together. We serve up plenty of child-friendly fun, and travel at a lighter pace to suit every generation of your family.

Travelling in smaller groups (up to 26 people), access exclusive places that might otherwise be difficult to reach. Go off the beaten track, deeper into the destination and away from the crowds to discover hidden treasures.

See NEW South America Landscapes on pages 46 - 47 and Patagonian Grand Adventure on pages 57 - 59.

See how we keep the entire family happy on the Monkeys, Jungles and Volcanoes trip on pages 30 - 31.

Find out more about our Hidden Journeys with Secrets of Ecuador on pages 34 - 35 and Secrets of Panama and Costa Rica on pages 32 - 33.

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This was right at the top of the list as one of the best holidays we have ever had. GEOFFREY, from Australia, 2015

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HOLIDAYS, MOMENTS AND MEMORIES Trafalgar trips are the best – that's what our guests and travel agents tell us, time and time again. We have an independently evaluated, transparent 97% satisfaction rating. See for yourself at www.trafalgar.com/reviews We're the most awarded travel company in the world. Trafalgar is richly decorated with recognition from both consumers and the trade. Feefo, an independent ratings provider, has also awarded us the Gold Trusted Merchant Award for our consistent excellence as indicated by our guests. We’ve turned travel into an art form, adding our magic touch to make Trafalgar trips exquisite. Put simply, travelling with the best means you have the best holiday experience. The elements you’re guaranteed include: 1 A magical blend of ingredients 2 Travelling at ease 3 Our secret recipe 4 Always the right hotels 5 Our passionate people 6 Trafalgar Cares

Discover the secrets of the Mayan astronomers at Chichén Itzá on our 'Treasures of the Yucatán' itinerary.

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A magical blend of ingredients

Board a totora reed boat to appreciate the floating islands of the Uros people on Lake Titicaca, Peru.

STRESS-FREE TRAVEL

PERFECT ITINERARIES

INSIDER experiences

• Hand-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

Your itinerary is a finely tuned composition, designed to bring alive the best of each destination. We perfectly balance the right selection of must-do sights and Insider Experiences to make it a pure pleasure. This means Hidden Treasures, quintessential sights, surprise extras, meeting and eating with locals and stunning accommodation.

Get more of the fun factor with our famous, enriching Insider Experiences, meeting Local Specialists who embody the heart and soul of the places you visit. These specialists share their nation’s traditions, cuisines, art and history with you. You’re also immersed into local life with our Cultural Insights and authentic Be My Guest meals in the homes of locals, and an abundance of Optional Experiences.

• D  aily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals • Luxury air-conditioned coach transport or other transport, such as rail or cruises • M  ust-do sightseeing, with audio headsets where appropriate • Porterage, local tips and charges • V  IP entry to selected sights in numerous destinations • A  n expertly trained Travel Director, every step of the way

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TRAVEL At ease

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Enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience with our Galapagos extension on 'Secrets of Ecuador'. See page 63.

WITH YOU ALL THE WAY

Travel in COMFORT

Take advantage of the comfort and familiarity of feeling at home, away from home. Treat yourself to holidays free of stress, bother and lugging suitcases. We make the hassle factor vanish, so you can enjoy effortless access to hand-picked sights, restaurants and hotels.

Luxury air-conditioned coaches give you ample legroom, reclining seats and an on-board restroom. Your experienced driver handles all the tolls, parking and navigation. And when the destination calls for it, you travel by train, boat or a smaller coach. All trips include free airport transfers on your trip’s start and end day.

Soak up VIP treatment Bypass the crowds with queue-free entry at certain iconic landmarks, shows and major events. To maximise your experience, we arrange VIP entry to Sugarloaf Mountain in Brazil, Hanging Bridges in Monteverde and ziplining in Manuel Antonio National Park.

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Linger on Stay on after your trip and take advantage of our exclusive deals, such as excellent accommodation at a fair price. See page 65 for hotels with discounted rates.

Choices for lodging and dining were a notable delight to end each day. JOHN, from USA, 2015

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OUR SECRET RECIPE

To view short films featuring our Be My Guest dining experiences and to see our Travel Directors in action, visit: www.youtube.com/user/TrafalgarWeb

Mouthwatering Mexican meals combine the crunch of tortilla chips with hearty frijoles (refried beans), topped with chilli-based red sauce.

Be My Guest

OTHER MEALS

Let us invite you to dine with local families. Savouring delicious home-cooked meals, you share lively conversation with your hosts and gain insight into their way of life. These exclusive, authentic experiences take you right into the cultures you have dreamt of discovering.

We make sure you get to savour the true tastes of South America. The freshest, zestiest ceviche in Peru, a hearty, chimichurri-smothered steak in Argentina‌ Let us take you to places where local dishes are made with pride and flair.

Dining to match EACH day Your itinerary will be seasoned with unforgettable culinary experiences, like our Welcome Receptions, Regional Meals and Farewell Dinners. Breakfast and roughly half your evening meals are always included. That leaves plenty of evenings free to try your Travel Director’s top spots or find your own local favourite.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCES

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Let Lima-based Chef Ignacio introduce you to the Peruvian flavours of seasonal fare on a Be My Guest experience.

DISCOVER OUR INSIDER EXPERIENCES Knowing your cherimoyas from your soursops isn’t a problem when Chef Ignacio is around. The renowned chef guides you through a farmer’s market in Lima, revealing the strange and wonderful produce of Peru. After selecting the finest exotic fruit and vegetables, you head back to Ignacio’s urban cooking school for lunch. You discover why Peru has become so famous for its cuisine, as he deploys all the expertise of a man who’s worked with the country’s top chefs.

To view short films featuring our Be My Guest dining experiences, and see our Travel Directors in action, visit: www.youtube.com/user/ TrafalgarWeb

We had ample opportunity to taste, touch and feel Peru. We had time to communicate and look into the eyes of our hosts. Trafalgar did an excellent job of introducing me to their world. ROBERT, from USA, 2015

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OUR PEOPLE, OUR PASSION

Let your expertly trained Travel Director take you to the finest sights and places on your trip.

Knowledge Experience Expertise Your Travel Director serves as a friend who understands your destination thoroughly. Knowing local customs, cultures and languages inside-out, they guide you confidently on every step of your trip abroad. Selected for their passion and knowledge, these consummate professionals are trained further to hone their considerable skills. Our dedicated Operations Team supports them, passing on guest feedback that helps improve your experience.

Our Travel Director was wonderful! He was like a walking history book and took care of all our travel needs. MARY, from USA, 2015

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ALWAYS THE RIGHT HOTELS

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Authentic Accommodation Authentic Accommodation and other awesome independent properties, which offer an amazing ambiance or locale, may not fall under traditional star ratings. At the Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel, Peru, experience the romance of a bygone era and riverside charm.

Soak up the atmosphere of the Sacred Valley at the Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness, Peru.

Hand-picked hotels Most of your stays will be in luxury 4- and 5-star hotels, like the 17th century Hacienda Cusin estate in Ecuador. Its lush gardens high in the Andean mountains give you the perfect setting for an evening stroll.

The right location We select each hotel to bring something special to your trip; whether it’s centrally located, in picturesque countryside or conveniently close to a major sight. We always arrange the best suited solution for your travels.

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CHOSEN JUST FOR YOU AND YOUR TRIP We go out of our way to select every hotel for its reliability, quality and character. Matching the right accommodation to the destination is another strength of ours. Wherever you stay, your accommodation will suit your itinerary and well-being perfectly.

Quality and service All our accommodation comes with exceptional service. Our quality control team visits annually and we monitor feedback garnered from our guests and Travel Directors. Accordingly, high standards are maintained.

Absolutely loved everything in Peru. Hotels were great, food was wonderful and everything went smoothly. JANE, from USA, 2015

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trafalgar cares

MAKING A DIFFERENCE THROUGH TRAVEL At Trafalgar, we are on a mission: a mission to go with our guests where travel makes a difference. We care about the places we visit and the people who live there. We are proud to be active founders and supporters of The TreadRight Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation and joint initiative of The Travel Corporation’s family of brands. The foundation is dedicated to supporting the communities we visit and to preserving their vibrancy and traditions for future generations. Our mission means supporting local businesses, wherever we travel. We take our guests on Insider Experiences to visit local artisans, observe their talent and admire their craftsmanship and produce. Guests meet artisans at work, such as weavers, glassblowers, chefs, and potters. Positive partnerships foster traditions, create jobs and empower communities. Our mission means being a force for good in the travel industry. Our recent donations have gone towards cancer research, building three schools, and restoring tourism in Nepal after the earthquake. Our mission means conserving diversity on our precious planet. In everything we do, we strive for sustainability: from using recycled paper for our printing to reducing waste and promoting recycling on trips. Furthermore, we promote the use of coach travel, which is shown to reduce congestion and to produce less pollution than any other mode of transport.

Carbon emissions grid* Method of travel

kg of CO2 per passenger km

Car

0.1883

Air

0.1654

Rail

0.0471

Coach

0.0287

*Source: DEFRA (UK Dept for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) Greenhouse Gas (GHG) conversion factors 2014. Car assumes UK average of 1.5 people/car. Coach assumes average of 36 passengers.

Colourful textiles have been integral to Peruvian culture for 10,000 years. Witness mothers passing on ancient weaving and dyeing skills to their daughters. Through the TreadRight Foundation, Trafalgar supports the efforts of Centro de Textiles Tradicionales del Cusco to prevent modern life eroding tradition. Together, we help preserve Andean heritage for future generations.

Sustainable Insider Experiences allow our guests to make a difference worldwide Built 3 schools in China, Ecuador and Kenya with ©Free The Children 41,000 trees per year saved by using recycled paper for our brochures

Discover more about meaningful travel on trafalgar.com/trafalgarcares and treadright.org

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TRAVEL WITH PURPOSE

New for 2017

A CHANCE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

If you have ever thought about making a real difference in the world, then this may be the opportunity you've been waiting for. Whether it's by building a school or planting seeds, our exciting new partnership with ME to WE is a chance to make your trip to the Amazonian rain forest count for something extraordinary.

WHO is ME TO WE? ME to WE is an innovative social enterprise that provides products and experiences that make an impact, empowering people to change the world. ME to WE is a recognised leader in volunteer travel and partner of an award-winning international charity with a 21-year history of sustainable development. Travellers make an impact by working side-by-side with local communities on a development project like building a school or water wells, ensuring brighter futures for generations to come.

HOW DO YOU PARTICIPATE? Gain hands-on volunteer experience as you help improve a community’s access to clean water, food security, education, health or sustainable income. While making meaningful connections with local community members and immersing yourself in their culture and traditions, you help plant seeds, dig wells or build schools, helping to improve livelihoods. Your trip will continue to make an impact, long after you return home.

WHAT YOU GET As well as volunteering, you get to enjoy some of our standard extras:  night hotel accommodation in Quito • 1 3 nights' accommodation at Minga Lodge • All meals and non-alcoholic drinks at Minga Lodge • An experienced and professional ME to WE guide • Airfare: Coca to Quito / Your ground transportation

Enjoy this experience on Secrets of Ecuador, pages 34 - 35

FIND OUT MORE For more about ME to WE trip, departure dates and pricing visit www.metowe.com/trafalgar To find out more about Trafalgar's Ecuador trip which offers you this chance, go to: www.trafalgar.com

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your saving s Book early and save more

Save up to A$1024*

Save up to A$768*

pay in full by 27 October 2016 and SAVE UP TO 10%

pay in full by 23 February 2017 and SAVE UP TO 7.5%

*Per person. These Early Payment discounts apply to the land portion of selected holidays and 2017 departures. See itinerary pages. Can be combined with other discounts, where applicable. Pay your deposit when booking and the balance by the date shown. Offer is subject to availability, exclusions may apply and the offer may be withdrawn without notice. See page 66 for full conditions.

TRAVEL WITH FAMILY OR FRIENDS More friends? In a group of 5-15, get 5% off per person, which may be combined with other discounts. More than 15 of you? Contact us to ask about even bigger discounts savings and our free trip policy.

solo traveller Solo travellers have different needs. We keep it simple by providing the privacy of your own room. See single-room prices on the itinerary pages.

young traveller

TRIPLE SHARE

Share the spirit of wanderlust with younger members of the family. On many trips, young travellers (5 -17 years old) enjoy up to 10% off when accompanying an adult.

Save when three of you travel together. If you book a triple room, enjoy discounts for all three guests. We also offer quad rooms on our Family Experiences.

BOOK two OR MORE TRIPS

DEPOSIT PROTECTION

How about booking two or more trips and saving up to 2.5%? The more trips you book, the more you save. If they’re seven days or longer and you book multiple trips for one holiday spell, we offer you greater savings.

Life happens. If you are forced to cancel your booking, instead of losing your deposit, we will keep it as a A$200 credit. We’ll honour this amount as the deposit on any future trip, for up to five years.

General Conditions: Discounts only apply to the land portion of your holiday and are not applicable on any cruise portion of a holiday, extra nights’ accommodation, optional extensions, airfares, taxes and fees, flight supplements, surcharges and airport transfers. Sometimes more than one discount can apply. Past guest savings are available after your initial trip is completed. Savings limited to one per trip and applied to the higher priced of two trips if you book two at once. Book two or more trips applies to holidays booked simultaneously, savings are applied to the shortest trips. Groups are limited to one group per coach and not available on Hidden Journeys. Young travellers must be aged 5-17 at time of travel (5-11 for Galapagos cruises), discount is limited to two discounts per room except on Family Experiences where three apply. Triple reduction is based on three people sharing one room based on existing bedding arrangements (usually two beds), they do not include the cost of any additional bed or ‘roll away’. Triple rooms are limited on cruises and not available on all trips. Quad rooms are available on our Family Experience holidays. Shared rooming is not applicable on any trips in this brochure. Solo travel is not accepted on Family Experience trips unless travelling as part of a family group. Holidays have a limited number of single rooms and are restricted to certain cabin categories on board cruises. Deposit protection, travel credits can only be redeemed once per person and a limit of one trip credit applies. Does not apply if you previously received a full refund. We reserve the right to validate past booking status. If for any reason you do not travel, this credit remains for future use for five years.

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your Airfare

pay in full by 27 April 2017 and SAVE UP TO 5%

WELCOMING BACK PAST GUESTs Our guests are core to who we are. To thank you for your loyalty, we offer 5% off your next holiday. Let us take you to your destination of choice or visit our sister brands for inspiration: ttc.com/loyalty

Save time and hassle by letting us book your flight. Rest assured we work with leading airlines to get you the right flight at the right price. Book early for a chance at the best rates! Definite Departures We guarantee our trips will depart (weather and other conditions dependent, of course) as soon as enough guests are booked. Look out for the green tick when browsing prices and dates on www.trafalgar.com

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Trip Style: Country Explorer

Treasures of the Yucatán

Mexico’s Mayan history and colonial cities are uncovered on this trip to its most famous and important Yucatán sites, like Chichén Itzá, Ek Balam, Uxmal, Valladolid, Mérida and Campeche.

Chichen Itza

The Trafalgar difference

Whether it’s hand-picked hotels or inspiring Optional Experiences, we craft amazing trips. That’s why our review ratings are so good. See for yourself our independent guest reviews through Feefo at www.trafalgar.com/reviews

Your included sights • City tour of Merida and Valladolid • Visit Ek Balam, the colonial jewel of Izamal, Campeche, Edzná, Cancun and the Mayan Ruins of Uxmal and Chichén Itzá • Cruise the lagoons and canals of Celestún

Your Insider Experiences • Be My Guest Enjoy tasting traditional Maya dishes at Chaya Maya Mansion. • Authentic Accommodation Stay at Hacienda Uxmal Plantation and Museum. • Cultural Insight Learning about the production and uses of henequen at Sotuta de Peón. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… using the private entrance to the most visited site in Mexico, Chichen Izta. Here, admire the ornate and incredible sculpting created in pre-Colombian times, a feat of astonishing architectural talent and beauty.

Day 1 Arrive Cancun

Bienvenidos a Mexico, where your journey begins with a warm greeting at the airport from a local host and a private transfer to the hotel. Gather at 7 p.m. to meet your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Presidente InterContinental Cancun

Day 2 Cancun – Ek Balam – Valladolid – Izamal – Merida (2 Nights) Begin your exploration of the Yucatan Peninsula with a visit to the great Maya acropolis at Ek Balam. The ruins here provide a window into the Mayan soul, with elaborate statues and grand architecture surrounded by exuberant vegetation. Then it’s on to Valladolid, the Yucatan’s first capital, for lunch at a local restaurant and a stroll around its convivial central square. Next, visit the colonial jewel of Izamal with its yellow buildings glowing in the tropical sun. Visit the Franciscan Monastery before ending your day in “The White City” of Merida, one of Mexico’s loveliest colonial cities. (FB, L) Hotel: Presidente InterContinental Merida

A Day 3 Celestun Excursion

Visit Celestun UNESCO Biosphere Reserve where you’ll travel by small boats through the lagoons and canals into protected wetlands to spot the local colony of pink flamingos. Relax during lunch under the palm-thatched roof of a local beach restaurant and enjoy some free time. This evening, gather for a Be My Guest experience hosted by Chef Don Miguel in the Chaya Maya Mansion kitchen. Upon arrival, you are greeted and served a welcome cocktail symbolic of the region, the “Mayita”, or Margarita de Chaya. Learn about the dishes that you’ll be making and sampling today, including the traditional processes with a modern twist used in their preparation. (FB, L, BG)

Day 4 Mérida – Campeche

Immerse yourself in the history and passion of colonial Mexico in Mérida today. View the Paseo de Montejo lined with beautiful Spanish mansions. Visit the Mérida Museum. See the glories of the city as you venture around the Central Plaza, the ornate Casa Montejo, the massive Cathedral and the Palacio del Gobierno with its remarkable collection of murals. Continue on to Campeche. Stroll from the magnificent Puerta de Tierra—the main entrance to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Campeche’s fortified old city—to the Puerta del Mar, which opens up to the Gulf of Mexico. The evening is yours to enjoy one of the many delicious local restaurants on your own. (FB) Hotel: Plaza Campeche

A Day 5 Campeche – Edzná – Uxmal

Travel to La Ruta Puuc for a further taste of Maya history and culture. Inhabited as early as 400 BC, the abandoned city of Edzná now reveals its secrets to modernday visitors. Your Travel Director’s intimate knowledge of its fascinating history brings the ruins to life. A special treat awaits you at a Regional Meal: Yucatecan specialities of pollo and cochinita pibil (chicken and pork wrapped in banana leaves and smoked underground). End the day at your historic hotel. (FB, RM) Hotel: Hacienda Uxmal Plantation and Museum Authentic Accommodation

A Day 6 Uxmal – Sotuta de Peón – Chichén Itzá Few sites reflect the glories of Maya architecture better than the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Uxmal. From the Governor’s Palace to the majestic Pyramid of the Magician, you’ll be guided through one of the best-preserved ceremonial centres of any Maya city. At the living history museum of Hacienda Sotuta de Peón, step back in time

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Includes: 7 nights’ accommodation. 7 full breakfasts. 4 lunches. 2 dinners (including Be My Guest). All transport shown. All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 10.

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to the age of the haciendas. Learn about the Cultural Insight of henequen (sisal fiber), the green gold of the Yucatán during the colonial era. Visit the main house and the still-active processing plant. Then ride a picturesque mule-drawn rail cart out to one of the cenotes (natural wells) that dot the Yucatán countryside. Later this afternoon, travel to your hotel, ideally situated next to Chichén Itzá, the most famous Maya archaeological site. Enjoy the evening on your own to relax on the shaded terrace or cool off in one of the pools. (FB, L) Hotel: Mayaland

flanked by the Temple of the Warriors and the great Ball Court, the largest of its kind in Central America. This afternoon, return to Cancun to enjoy some free time by one of the hotel’s pools or at the beach. Tonight, celebrate your Yucatán adventure at a lively Farewell Dinner. (FB, FD) Hotel: InterContinental Presidente

Day 7 Chichén Itzá Sightseeing –

Please note: This journey requires walking on uneven surfaces and steps. Occasionally, the itinerary may be subject to delays or variations due to circumstances beyond our control; it is best enjoyed by the experienced traveller in good health who can take such variations in stride.

Cancun Rise early and be the first visitors as you take advantage of your hotel’s own private entrance to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chichén Itzá. Under the expert guidance of your Travel Director, explore the imposing El Castillo (The Castle),

A$2295 (per person twin share)

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Bid adiós to your newfound amigos as you transfer to Cancun International Airport for your flight home or choose to extend your stay in Cancun. (FB)

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More about your trip All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 66 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, A$110 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 65. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

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Hacienda Uxmal Plantation and Museum, Uxmal, Mexico Steeped in history, this Authentic Accommodation is the oldest hotel in the area and has attracted world leaders and royalty ever since its inauguration 50 years ago. Past guests include Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip of Great Britain, Henry Kissinger and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. The hand-painted tile, masonry sculpted by artists, and generous use of the regional hardwoods make the setting as lovely as it is historic.

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Mexico’s Copper Canyon and Colonial Cities

Four times bigger than the Grand Canyon, Mexico’s spectacular Copper Canyon is the backdrop for part of this extraordinary trip along with the picturesque, historic landscapes and cobblestone streets of Colonial Mexico.

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Your included sights • Orientation of Hermosillo and Alamos • Visit historic El Fuerte, Cerocahui, Paquime, Posadas Barancas and Mata Ortiz. • View Copper Canyon • Scenic drive through the Chihuahua Desert • Iconic train journey through Copper Canyon aboard the Train in the Sky

Your Insider Experiences • Authentic Accommodation Stay in the foothills at the Hacienda De Los Santos in Alamos at the Posada del Hidalgo and the El Mirador. • Be My Guest Dine in Guerrero with a local family and traditional meal. • Local Specialist For sightseeing in Guaymas, Alamos, with Urique basket weavers and Mata Ortiz ceramicist. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… relaxing in the comfort of El Chepe Train, the most aweinspiring train ride imaginable, over bridges and through tunnels, climbing 7,900 feet. Soak up the spectacular views of Mexico’s Copper Canyons surrounding you.

Day 1 Arrive Phoenix

Welcome to Phoenix. Get settled in at your hotel before gathering with your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception at 6 p.m. (WR) Hotel: Hilton Phoenix Airport

Day 2 Phoenix – Magdalena de Kino – Hermosillo Begin your Mexican adventure with a short stop at the beautiful Mission San Xavier del Bac, a historic Spanish mission founded in 1692. South of the border, the great Sonoran Desert opens up before you. Stop in the small town of Magdalena de Kino, a picturesque city with historic landscapes and cobblestone streets, inhabited by Tohono O’odham natives and Pima Alto Indians. Visit the Church of St. Mary Magdalena, City Hall with its colourful murals, and the house of Miguel Latz with its beautiful garden. Arrive in Hermosillo later this afternoon. This evening, enjoy a Regional Meal at a local restaurant. (FB, RM) Hotel: Hampton Inn by Hilton, Hermosillo

A Day 3 Hermosillo – Guaymas –

Alamos Visit Hermosillo’s lovely colonial cathedral and the Government Palace, its walls bedecked with murals depicting the history of the Sonoran region. Your journey then takes you to Guaymas, on the Sea of Cortez, for a visit to a local pearl farm where you meet a Local Specialist to learn about pearl culture. In the late afternoon, arrive in Alamos, an enchanting colonial silver mining town. It is also designated as a “Magical Town” (Pueblo Magico) and is located in the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains, where the Sonoran desert meets the tropics. Arrive at your resort, set in 3 long-standing colonial mansions and a sugar mill. This evening, enjoy a folkloric dance performance and cocktails before dinner is served at the hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Hacienda De Los Santos Authentic Accommodation

A Day 4 Alamos – El Fuerte

Meet a Local Specialist for a guided walking tour to see some of the grand mansions of Alamos. Afterward, enjoy some free time for further exploration, maybe visit the local museum, or do some shopping. Before leaving town this afternoon, visit the local graveyard with extravagant tombs from the 18th and 19th centuries. In the afternoon, travel to El Fuerte which is also acknowledged in Mexico as a “Pueblo Magico” (Magical Town) for its historical, architectural, and cultural contributions. Your hotel is set in a beautiful colonial mansion, built in 1890 by a wealthy family who spent five years and 100,000 gold pesos on its construction. (FB) Hotel: Posada del Hidalgo Authentic Accommodation

Day 5 El Fuerte – Cerocahui

Board the world-famous Chihuahua al Pacifico “El Chepe” train and head into the Sierra Madre Mountains. After taking almost 100 years to build in this rugged terrain, this rail line is considered to be an engineering marvel. Travel from sea level to 5,900 feet (1,800 metres) in less than 150 miles (170 kilometres), passing through tunnels and over soaring bridges. This rail excursion, voted “Most Exciting Train Journey in the World,” takes you along the precipitous Septentrion and Urique Canyons into the heart of the Copper Canyon, over four times as large as Arizona’s Grand Canyon. Disembark in Bahuichivo and transfer to your quaint hotel in the picturesque village of Cerocahui, located in a high fertile river valley of apple orchards and vineyards. After lunch at the hotel, visit the boarding school Tewecado, founded in 1941 by the Servants of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Poor to extend their mission to the remote culture of the Tarahumara Indians. (FB, L, D) Hotel: Mision Cerocahui

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A Day 6 Cerocahui – Mirador Cerro del Gallego – Posada Barrancas (2 Nights) “Cerro del Gallego Urique Lookout,” provides the most sweeping view of the Copper Canyon. Standing at a 7,500 feet (2,285 metres) elevation, gaze into Urique Canyon, the deepest canyon. View the mining town of Urique, nestled below along the river. Stop at a home and meet a Local Specialist for a demonstration of local basket weaving techniques. Then transfer to the train station where you re-board the train for the journey to Posada Barrancas. Poised like an eagle’s nest at the canyon’s edge is your hotel, situated near the highest point of the canyon, surrounded by pine trees. Your room offers a private balcony with aweinspiring scenery of the Copper Canyon. After some time to relax, join a spectacular walk along the rim of the canyon. (FB, L, D) Hotel: El Mirador Authentic Accommodation Day 7 Posada Barrancas Sightseeing

and Free Time Today experience the crossing of the canyon in a spectacular cable car ride, one of the highest in the world, to a breathtaking viewpoint from which you can marvel at three of the main canyons, including the Copper Canyon itself. Enjoy magnificent views of Tarahumara Indian ranches in this expansive canyon system. For lunch, enjoy a picnic featuring Discada (mixed meat dish), set in a scenic location overlooking the impressive canyons. Enjoy an original Tarahumara dance performance and, when available, meet the actual Tarahumara Running Champion. The rest of the day is yours to relax and enjoy the canyon on your own before dinner. (FB, L, D)

A Day 8 Posada Barrancas – Mata Ortiz – Casas Grandes Leaving the Copper Canyon, travel to the small town of Guerrero, where Alma Casavantes and her husband Paco Cabrera welcome you for a unique Be My Guest experience. Enjoy an exquisite meal of traditional foods and share stories of the history of their family and of growing up in

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this part of the Chihuahua Desert. Visit the tiny village of Mata Ortiz and meet a Local Specialist on local pottery. See local artisans who have adapted ancient traditions into the modern style called Mata Ortiz. Watch master craftsmen design and fire pots while learning the techniques accumulated over several generations. This evening, head to the Hacienda de San Diego, a grandiose estate formerly belonging to Don Luis Terrazas, a wealthy rancher who at one time owned most of the land in the state of Chihuahua. Visit the old hacienda and enjoy dinner in this historical place. (FB, BG, HD) Hotel: Hacienda Casas Grandes

Day 9 Casas Grandes – Paquime –

Tucson Visit the prehistoric adobe complex of Paquime, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a great trading center in the 14th and 15th centuries before the Spanish conquest of Mexico. Afterward, the journey continues to the Sotol Factory Don Cuco. Sotol is a drink unique to Chihuahua, made from the desert plant of the same name, and is somewhat like tequila. Don Cuco is a family institution dating back three generations where you will see how sotol is fermented and distilled, taste samples and enjoy a simple lunch with your hosts. Continue across the Chihuahua Desert into the U.S. and arrive in Tucson in time for your Farewell Dinner. (FB, L, FD) Hotel: The Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa

A$3675 (per person twin share)

Includes: 9 nights’ accommodation. 9 full breakfasts. 5 lunches (including Be My Guest). 7 dinners. All transport shown, including train. All transfers shown. All our featured inclusions shown on page 10. Price per Person

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Past guest discount Multiple trip discount Other SAVE up to A$184 p.p. SAVE up to A$92 p.p. savings Young traveller discount A$368 Triple room discount A$195 p.p. ^ Limited availability by departure; check www.trafalgar.com

More about your trip All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 66 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, A$146 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 65. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

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Accommodation

Hotel Posada del Hidalgo, El Fuerte, Sinaloa, Mexico Believed to be the site where the young Diego de la Vega alias’ El Zorro was born and built in 1890, this Authentic Accommodation has spacious courtyards of Spanish colonial style surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens that will send you back to a romantic era. Hacienda De Los Santos, Alamos, Sinaloa, Mexico Set in the foothills of the Western Sierra Madre in one of Mexico’s most splendid colonial cities. This 300-year-old Hacienda, and Authentic Accommodation, has been renovated to reflect Spanish Colonial design and architecture with the genuine flavor of Old Mexico.

Day 10 Tuscon – Phoenix

After breakfast, bid adios to your newfound friends and depart Tucson for the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport or extend your stay at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa. (FB) Airport arrival will be at 11 a.m., please be aware when booking your flights. Please note: This journey requires walking on uneven surfaces and steps. Occasionally, the itinerary may be subject to delays or variations due to circumstances beyond our control; it is best enjoyed by the experienced traveller in good health who can take such variations in stride.

KEY: A Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception FB Full Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner RM Regional Meal FD Farewell Dinner BG Be My Guest Dining DW Dinner with Wine

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Trip Style: Hidden Journey

Panama, the Canal and Beyond

It may feature the famous and dynamic capital, an unforgettable canal cruise and the sands of Playa Blanca but this trip also takes you beyond all that to meet locals in villages and the rainforest.

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Panama Canal

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Your included sights • City tour in Panama City • Visit the historic district of Casco Antiguo in Panama City, Panama Viejo, Gamboa Rainforest, Chagres National Park, and a coffee plantation in the Chiriquí Highlands • Cruise a portion of the Panama Canal • View the Volcán Barú volcano, the Natá basilica and the Pacific Coast

Your Insider Experiences • Cultural Insight Taste delicious patacones. • Be My Guest Dine on a traditional lunch at a local family’s equestrian estate. • Local Specialist Meet a Smithsonian researcher in Gamboa and learn about Panamanian coffee with the Ngobe-Bugle. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… learning about the biodiversity of the Panama Canal with a Smithsonian researcher who explains the environmental impact of the canal across its 90 years of history.

Day 1 Arrive Panama City (2 Nights)

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

Day 2 Panama Canal Cruise and Free Time Board your vessel and cruise the Canal, Panama’s premier attraction. As you enter the most important waterway in the world, cruise down from the north end of the Galliard Cut, where the Chagres River flows into the Canal, and witness firsthand the engineering wonder of the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores Locks, the final set before reaching the Pacific Ocean. Cruise over the Continental Divide and under the Centennial Bridge and Bridge of the Americas. Snacks and lunch are included onboard. Once in the beautiful Bay of Panama, prepare for the best views of Panama City’s modern, fast-changing skyline. Afterward, your time is free for independent activities. Enjoy the evening in Panama City to sample local cuisine. Note: The start time of the canal cruise is dependent on ship traffic and in some instances the trip may operate in the afternoon. (FB, L)

A Day 3 Panama City Sightseeing –

Gamboa Rainforest (2 Nights) Discover Panama City’s role long before the Canal put it on the map. Visit Panama Viejo, site of the ruins of the original Panama City before it was sacked by pirate Henry Morgan. Next, wander the quaint streets of Casco Antiguo, a UNESCO World Heritage

Site, in Panama’s Historic District. Afterward, make a stop at the Miraflores Locks Visitor Center and Canal Museum. Then head for the lush vegetation and tropical climate of the rainforest. Once at your resort, join a guide on an exciting nature walk and aerial tram ride. Glide smoothly through the treetops and possibly spot birds and animals that inhabit the rainforest canopy. Visit the Observation Tower and admire the panoramic views of the Chagres River and Panama Canal. After dinner, join a discussion with a Smithsonian researcher, a Local Specialist, and learn more about the diversity of Panama. (FB, D) Hotel: Gamboa Rainforest Resort

A Day 4 Gamboa Rainforest Sightseeing and Free Time Embark on a different kind of water adventure and meet your boteros (boatmen) at the edge of the Chagres National Park. Enjoy a ride up river through the jungle, possibly sighting toucans, sloths and monkeys. Arriving at the village of Emberá Drua, you are met with a traditional greeting and will learn about the Emberá Indians’ fascinating culture, lifestyle and crafts. Enjoy a Cultural Insight as you taste delicious and traditional patacones (fried plantains) with small samples of fried fish or chicken. Then, listen to local music and watch traditional shamanic dances. Back at the resort, the afternoon is free. (FB) A Day 5 Gamboa Rainforest – David –

Cerro Punta – Boquete (2 Nights) Fly to David and travel up the mountain slopes of the Chiriquí Province. At Cerro Punta, take in the superb views of Volcán Barú, a dormant but prominent volcano and the tallest mountain in Panama. An exclusive Be My Guest lunch awaits at a thoroughbred breeding farm situated in Cerro Punta Valley, one of the most beautiful

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scenic jewels in the country. As guests of the owners—one of Panama’s most prominent families—explore the farm and learn how they breed these magnificent horses in a chemical-free environment. Later, arrive at the mountain resort of Boquete in beautiful Valle Escondido. (FB, BG) Hotel: Valle Escondido Resort, Golf and Spa

A Day 6 Boquete Sightseeing and Free Time Visit a coffee plantation and learn how coffee in Panama is making a grand entrance on to the world stage of gourmet grounds with several award-winning, estategrown varietals. Learn about the coffeemaking process with a Local Specialist and see the Ngobe-Bugle, an indigenous group who handpick the red coffee berries when they are perfectly ripe. The rest of the day is free in the Valley of Flowers to do some exploring before dinner. (FB, D)

Day 7 Boquete – Santiago – Nata –

Playa Blanca Descend from the Chiriquí Highlands to the Inter-American Highway, the Central American section of the Pan-American Highway. Stop in Santiago for lunch on your own. Then it’s on to Aguadulce and Natá in Coclé Province, the heart of Panama’s sugar cane industry. In Natá, view the beautiful basilica, said to be the oldest church in Central America. Arrive at your resort, nestled alongside the Pacific Ocean. This evening, recount cherished memories of your Panama holiday with newfound friends at a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB, FD) Hotel: JW Marriott Playa Blanca

Day 8 Playa Blanca – Depart Panama City In the morning, depart Playa Blanca for your transfer to Panama City International Airport or choose to extend your stay in Playa Bonita. (FB) Airport arrival will be at 2:30 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

Panama, the Canal and Beyond with Playa Bonita Beach Stay (Ref: LPAP) Day 1 to Day 7

These days will operate as shown on Panama, the Canal and Beyond itinerary Days 1-7.

choose from numerous options to continue your Panama adventure as you please. Perhaps take a surfing lesson, snorkel or swim in the warm gentle waves. (FB)

Day 8 Playa Blanca – Playa Bonita

Day 10 Playa Bonita – Panama City

Free Time (2 Nights) Arrive in Playa Blanca in the morning and spend the rest of the day at one of the seven beautiful sandy beaches. (FB) Hotel: Westin Playa Bonita

Day 9 Playa Bonita Free Time

The day is yours to further relax at the beach, head into the nearby village or

A$3225 (per person twin share)

A transfer is provided to Panama City International Airport for your onward flight. Or, stay a while longer on the beach; you can reserve extra night accommodation if you would like. (FB) This is a locally hosted extension.

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Crossovers: These departures will operate per the 2016 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking. Festive Departures: We’ve arranged Christmas or New Year’s Eve celebration for this departure.

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SAVE A$303 p.p. For details on Trafalgar’s great UP TO

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More about your trip All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 66 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, A$117 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 65. Land and Intra-Air: prices include economy air and airrelated charges for flight between Panama City - David and are accurate as of 1 May 2016. For up-to-date information, please visit www.trafalgar.com. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Luggage: There is a 25 lb/11 kg baggage weight limit per person on the internal flight to David therefore a small carry-on is recommended. Additional luggage will be transferred by coach the evening of Day 4 and will be waiting for you on arrival in Boquete on Day 5. Hidden Journey itineraries have a maximum of 26 guests. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

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Trip Style: Country Explorer

Costa Rica Eco Adventure

All the iconic experiences of Costa Rica come together on this eco-adventure—visiting Tortuguero National Park, seeing Arenal Volcano and walking through the treetops at Monteverde Cloud Forest.

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Your included sights • Visit Tortuguero National Park, Sarapiquí and the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve with its canopy skywalk • View Arenal Volcano • Scenic drive through Braulio Carrillo National Park

Your Insider Experiences • Cultural Insight Try gourmet chocolate and the delicate heart of palm. • Be My Guest Visit Hacienda Pozo Azul to meet Don Alberto and Doña Ana Quintana for a special lunch in their home. • Local Specialist Listen to a Quaker share stories of the beginning of Monteverde’s colourful history. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… meeting master chocolatiers Julio and George at their workshop in San Isidro de Heredia to see how they create their gourmet chocolate. In search of the finest techniques and cacao, they spent years training at Ecole Chocolat in Canada and Ecole du Gran Chocolate in France searching for a single organic source, before finding it on Costa Rica’s Caribbean slopes. At Monteverde, meet a native Quaker who shares stories of old town.

Day 1 Arrive San José

Welcome to San José where your journey begins with a warm greeting from a local host at the airport and a transfer to your hotel. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: InterContinental Costa Rica

A Day 2 San José – Tortuguero National Park (2 Nights) After breakfast, head toward the small town of San Isidro de Heredia, where you are welcomed by master chocolatiers, Julio Fernandez and George Soriano, for a taste of gourmet chocolate, a Cultural Insight. Learn about the history of chocolate and how it is produced at this small workshop. Afterward, continue to Siquirres and embark on a river journey through the protected wetlands. Later, stroll the streets of Tortuguero Village and explore the fascinating Green Turtle Research Station. Enjoy dinner at the hotel this evening. (FB, L, D) Hotel: Laguna Lodge Tortuguero Day 3 Tortuguero National Park

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

A Day 4 Tortuguero – Sarapiquí

Board your boat and bid adiós to the park. Enjoy lunch along the way. Then visit a Tico family’s palm plantation to learn about and sample the delicate heart of palm, a Cultural Insight. After a midafternoon arrival at your hotel, join your Travel Director on an easy hike looking for

the exotic birds of this region. With a little luck, you may spot the endangered great green macaw. Your evening is free. (FB, L) Hotel: Sueño Azul Resort

A Day 5 Sarapiquí – Arenal

For the early risers, there is time for an optional rafting trip. Or relax, sleep in and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the area surrounding your lodge. Later, enjoy a special Be My Guest experience at an ecofriendly hacienda built by the Quintana family as a retirement project. Today, it is home to an organic farm, restaurant and related eco-adventures. The family welcomes you with lunch and shares stories of how their retirement dreams have benefited the local community. Afterward, depart to the town of La Fortuna de San Carlos, home of the colossal Arenal Volcano. Late this afternoon, spend time in the thermal pools of your resort as well as the gardens with beautiful birds. In the evening, relish some of the best views of the volcano as you enjoy a leisurely dinner. (FB, BG, D) Hotel: Arenal Paraiso Resort and Spa

A Day 6 Arenal – Monteverde Cloud Forest (2 Nights) Enjoy a free morning to sleep in or take an optional outing including a hike around Arenal, kayaking on Lake Arenal or visiting an ecological park and terrarium with over 200 species of reptiles, rare frogs and other amphibians as well as butterflies. Early this afternoon, head to the Monteverde Cloud Forest, straddling the Continental Divide, home to luxuriant vegetation, abundant wildlife, coffee plantations and spectacular views. Tonight, you’ll meet a native Quaker, and Local Specialist, who will share stories of Old Town Monteverde. (FB, D) Hotel: El Establo Mountain

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Sightseeing and Free Time Join your guide for an excursion through the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Covering 26,000 acres of tropical rainforest, the Reserve consists of 6 ecological zones and offers extremely high biodiversity, consisting of over 2,500 plant species (including hundreds of orchid varieties), 100 species of mammals, 400 bird species, and 120 reptilian and amphibian species. Later, ascend to the treetops for a bird’s-eye view of the forest on the unforgettable Sky Walk, a chain of 6 suspension bridges at canopy level. Tonight, trade stories of your experiences at a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB, FD)

Day 8 Monteverde – Depart Liberia

or San José Transfer to either Liberia or San José International Airports or travel on to Guanacaste Beach for those extending their stay. (FB) Airport arrival will be at 10:30 a.m. for both San José and Liberia, please be aware when booking your flights.

These days will operate as shown on Costa Rica Eco Adventure itinerary Days 1-7.

Day 8 Monteverde – Liberia –

Guanacaste (2 Nights) Check into your seaside resort, the only hotel located on the white sand of the world famous Tamarindo Beach. Relax and enjoy the beach and amenities of your beautiful resort. With just a short stroll along the shore, you can spot howler monkeys, iguanas, parrots and a variety of wildlife. (FB) Hotel: Tamarindo Diria Beach and Golf Resort

Day 9 Guanacaste Free Time

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#TrafalgarCares Hacienda Pozo Azul Quintana Family Your trip takes you to the Quintana’s eco-friendly hacienda. You’ll meet the family and discover how they reduce their carbon footprint and support the local economy.

beach, head into nearby Tamarindo village or choose from numerous options to continue your Costa Rica adventure as you please. Perhaps take a surfing lesson, snorkel or swim in the warm, gentle waves. (FB)

Day 10 Guanacaste – Depart Liberia A transfer is provided to Liberia International Airport for your onward flight. Or, stay a while longer on the beach and reserve extra night accommodation if you wish. (FB)

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Crossovers: These departures will operate per the 2016 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking. Festive Departures: We’ve arranged a Christmas or New Year’s celebration for these departures.

BOOK & PAY EARLY

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p.p. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 18 & 19.

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Past guest discount Multiple trip discount Other SAVE up to A$126 p.p. SAVE up to A$63 p.p. savings Young traveller discount A$223 Triple room discount from A$175 p.p. ^ Limited availability by departure; check www.trafalgar.com

More about your trip All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 66 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, A$117 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 65. Luggage: For the two night excursion to Tortuguero National Park guests are permitted to bring a maximum of 25 lbs (11 kg) of luggage. Your primary suitcase will be transferred and securely stored at your Sarapiquí hotel. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

This is a locally hosted extension. From A$525 per person twin share, A$495 single supplement

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Trip Style: Hidden Journey

Natural Wonders of Costa Rica

From San José and Sarapiquí to the Los Angeles Cloud Forest and Carrillo Beach—the urban highlights and natural wonders of Costa Rica are revealed on this in-depth adventure.

Arenal Volcano

The Trafalgar difference

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Your included sights • Visit Sarapiquí, a local coffee plantation, Arenal National Park, Borinquen, Carrillo Beach, Palo Verde National Park and the Los Angeles Cloud Forest Reserve • View the Arenal and Rincon de la Vieja Volcano and Samara Beach

Your Insider Experiences • Cultural Insight Watch a performance by local children. • Be My Guest Travel to Hacienda Pozo Azul to meet Don Alberto and Doña Ana Quintana for a special lunch in their home. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… waking up to something new and exciting every morning and trekking through some of the most biodiverse regions of the world. Experience locals in the urban cities and breathe in deeply the fresh air of tropical rain forests. From active volcanoes and dry plains to coastal beaches and green cloud forests, every day is a new adventure.

Day 1 Arrive San José

Welcome to San José. Your journey begins with a warm greeting at the airport from a local host and a transfer to your hotel. At 6 p.m., gather at the hotel with your Travel Director and travelling companions for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Studio

A Day 2 San José – Sarapiquí – Arenal (2 Nights) This morning, head toward the Poas Volcano area, where you visit a local coffee plantation. Learn about coffee production in Costa Rica from the owner and sample a cup of gourmet coffee. Then, continue to Sarapiquí, an off the beaten path and rarely visited area surrounded by dense rainforests and full of wildlife. Here you are welcomed by Don Alberto and Doña Ana Quintana for a Be My Guest experience at their beautiful home, Hacienda Pozo Azul. Enjoy a tour of the plantation before sitting down for a luncheon with your hosts. Afterward, continue to La Fortuna de San Carlos, home of the giant Arenal Volcano. The afternoon is free for you to relax by the pool or in the hotel’s beautifully landscaped hot springs. (FB, BG, D) Hotel: Arenal Kioro Hotel Suites and Spa A Day 3 Arenal Sightseeing

and Free Time Start the day with an informative visit at the Asis Project, a wildlife refuge where you will learn how the centre helps preserve the life of endangered animals and get up close and personal with a wide variety of animals. Then, savour a typical Costa Rican lunch before an entertaining Cultural Insight, brightened by the dances of children at a local education centre. Afterward, enjoy a guided visit to the Arenal Hanging Bridges where you can walk eye-level within the lush canopy, observing monkeys, sloths and colourful chattering birds up close. (FB, L)

Day 4 Arenal – Borinquen (2 Nights)

Today, head toward the Guanacaste province. Famous for its cowboys and cattle ranches, you’ll be surrounded by breathtaking views of open fields. View Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, a smooth cinder cone volcano made up of 9 contiguous craters before arriving at your hotel in Borinquen. The beautiful resort offers spectacular sights and an abundance of relaxing activities. (FB, D) Hotel: Borinquen Mountain Resort and Spa

Day 5 Borinquen Free Time

The day is free for you to pursue your own interests. Thrill seekers can bike the miles of trails, zip line, take a hike or set off on a horseback ride. The property’s thermal hot springs and natural steam room are available if pure relaxation is what you’re after. There are dozens of unique options. (FB, D)

Day 6 Borinquen – Palo Verde – Carrillo Beach (2 Nights) Today, descend to the pristine Carrillo Beach at Nicoya Peninsula. This white sand beach is a secret paradise framed by mountains. En route, enjoy a boat ride on the Tempisque River through the famous Palo Verde National Park. Cruise through 12 different types of habitats, including 4 different species of mangrove trees, 55 aquatic plants and 150 species of trees, a real treasure for those who love and appreciate nature. After a typical lunch served in the park, continue the journey to your hotel where the rest of the day is at leisure. (FB, L) Hotel: Nammbú Beachfront Bungalows Day 7 Carrillo Beach Free Time

A white sand beach right off your bungalow, pristine and warm water and a beautiful blue sky is the perfect way to enjoy the “pura vida” way of living of the locals. If you wish, take the shuttle to the township of Samara

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for lunch at one of its casual restaurants, do some shopping, or perhaps embark on an optional experience such as snorkelling, kayaking or surfing—the options are endless. Your Travel Director is on hand to help plan the perfect day. (FB)

Day 8 Carrillo Beach – Los Angeles Cloud Forest Mid-morning, travel back toward San José, but not before one last stop in the Los Angeles Cloud Forest. In this beautiful reserve, the weather is much cooler, and rain is expected during the afternoons. Join your Travel Director for a different type of experience as you are taken on a nocturnal visit through the Cloud Forest—when the sun goes down, the Cloud Forest transforms itself like no other habitat in the world. You’ll see countless species of animals, birds, insects and plants. Later, share experiences with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner. (FB, FD) Hotel: Villa Blanca Los Angeles Cloud Forest Day 9 Cloud Forest – Depart San José

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

#TrafalgarCares Arenal Vida Campesina Organic Farm This self-sustained, organic cultural education centre, produces food, spices, tropical fruits and medicinal plants for educational purpose. During your visit, you’ll learn about sustainable agriculture in harmony with the environment.

Travel back to San José’s Juan Santamaria International Airport for your flight or extend your stay at the Studio Hotel. (FB) Airport arrival will be at 9 a.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

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Crossovers: These departures will operate per the 2016 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at the time of booking. Festive Departures: We’ve arranged a Christmas or New Year’s Eve celebration for these departures.

BOOK & PAY EARLY

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^ For your chance to save, book by:

27 Oct 2016 save 10% 23 Feb 2017 save 7.5% 27 Apr 2017 save 5%

Past guest discount Multiple trip discount Other SAVE up to A$171 p.p. SAVE up to A$86 p.p. savings Young traveller discount A$315 Triple room discount from A$175 p.p. ^ Limited availability by departure; check www.trafalgar.com

More about your trip All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 66 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, A$131 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 65. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Hidden Journey itineraries have a maximum of 26 guests. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

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Trip Style: Family Experience

Monkeys, Jungles and Volcanoes

The sights and sounds of the jungle are joined by the calm of thermal mineral pools, volcanic walks and white sandy beaches on this family adventure.

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The Trafalgar difference

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Your included sights • Visit Tortuguero National Park, a wildlife centre for amphibians and reptiles near Sarapiquí, Arenal and Manuel Antonio National Parks • Cruise the canals of Tortuguero National Park • Scenic drive through Braulio Carrillo National Park

Your Insider Experiences • Cultural Insight Discover all there is to know about delicate hearts of palm at a Tico family palm plantation. • Local Specialist Learn about nesting sea turtles in Tortuguero (seasonal). • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… meeting volunteers who strive to protect the sea turtles that nest in Tortuguero National Park; hearing how the turtles can weigh up to 1,100 pounds and that a female can lay more than 100 eggs at one time. And it’s seeing the excitement on your family’s faces as they fly between trees on a zip line, adding to the squeals and shrieks of the jungle.

Day 1 Arrive San José

Pura vida, bienvenidos a Costa Rica. You’re going to have more fun than a barrel of monkeys and spot more than a barrel of wildlife on this incredible adventure. A local host will greet you at the airport and arrange your transfer to the hotel. Relax by the pool before meeting your Travel Director and fellow explorers at 6 p.m. for a Kick-off Party. (KP) Hotel: InterContinental Costa Rica

A Day 2 San José – Braulio Carrillo

National Park – Tortuguero National Park (2 Nights) Rise with the roosters and head east through Braulio Carrillo National Park toward the Caribbean Sea. Board a river boat, gliding through canals, lagoons and lowland rainforest teeming with wildlife. You’ll be amazed at how many kinds of animals live here—six species of sea turtles, monkeys, caimans, tons of exotic bird species plus rare and endangered ocelots, river otters and manatees. The afternoon is yours—hang out by the pool or on the beach, or head to Tortuguero Village to meet the local students (when school is in session). Join a Local Specialist from the Sea Turtle Conservancy Foundation to learn about the incredible turtles that nest in Tortuguero. Enjoy a buffet dinner at the resort’s open-air restaurant along the Tortuguero lagoon. (FB, L, D) Hotel: Laguna Lodge Tortuguero

Day 3 Tortuguero Sightseeing and

Free Time There’s nothing like the wake-up call of a troop of howler monkeys to start your day. Set off on a cruise through the park’s canals with your captain and guide to explore the lush waterways of Tortuguero National Park. You may want to start a tally of all the types of wildlife you’ll see. Look out for sloths, green iguanas, caiman, crocodiles and colourful toucans. Of course, you’ll

spot tons of monkeys—agile howler and spider monkeys and white-faced capuchins swinging through the dense rainforest canopy. This afternoon, venture back out on the canals to add to your wildlife tally or relax back at the lodge, the choice is yours. If you’re visiting during nesting season (Jul-Sep), join an optional night walk with a naturalist guide to witness some of the world’s largest turtles laying their eggs. A buffet dinner is served at your hotel this evening. (FB, L, D)

A Day 4 Tortuguero – Horquetas – Sarapiquí – Arenal National Park (2 Nights) Bid adiós to the monkeys for now as you boat back to the mainland and travel to Horquetas. Here you’ll visit a local Tico family’s palm plantation. Gain a Cultural Insight into growing this exotic vegetable and the family that grows it. Taste something you’ve probably never tried before, the delicate heart of palm. Continue travelling to quaint Sarapiquí where you’ll visit a wildlife centre for amphibians and reptiles run by a family of biologists who rehabilitate animals that can no longer live in the wild. (FB, L) Hotel: Arenal Paraiso Resort and Spa Day 5 Arenal Sightseeing and Free Time

Rise and shine as the forest and volcano are calling. Start the day with a guided trek around the quiet side of the volcano at Arenal National Park. Walk through the old lava rocks and learn about the powerful forces behind the volcano’s past eruptions. Then head to the Arenal Hanging Bridges to walk eye-level within the lush canopy, observe the monkeys, sloths and chattering birds up close, and look out to see the rumbling, steaming Arenal Volcano. Later, relax in the thermal springs or take a swim at the pool back at the hotel. End the day at a dinner with your travelling companions. (FB, D)

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Day 6 Arenal National Park – Manuel Antonio National Park (2 Nights) Get ready to have a blast. Imagine yourself soaring high above the jungle floor as you fly along zip lines through the treetops, eye-toeye with the lush foliage and exotic rainforest creatures. Zip lining through the canopy is sure to be among the most amazing adventures of your lifetime. Later, head south to Manuel Antonio National Park, renowned for its warm blue waters, sparkling white sand beaches and abundant exotic wildlife. This evening, join the gang for a pizza night. (FB, D) Hotel: Parador Resort and Spa Sightseeing and Free Time Walking deep into the National Park with your guide, you’ll definitely check off a few more creatures on your wildlife list—at last count, there were 109 different animals and 184 species of birds living here. Listen to the whooping bark of howler monkeys and the chattering of mischievous squirrel and white-faced monkeys. Then, it’s time to hit the beach. Laze in the warm Pacific or at the resort’s pool, or choose an

A$2425 (per person twin share)

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Monkeys, Jungles and Volcanoes

optional catamaran cruise with snorkelling, perhaps see dolphins, parrotfish or sea turtles (available Jan-Apr). This evening, join your fellow explorers to celebrate new friendships and awesome experiences with a Farewell Dinner at the hotel. (FB, FD)

Day 8 Manuel Antonio National Park –

Depart San José Travel back to San José’s Juan Santamaria International Airport for your flight or extend your stay at the InterContinental Costa Rica. (FB) Airport arrival will be at 10:30 a.m., please be aware when booking your flights. Please note: For the more remote areas of Costa Rica (such as Tortuguero), we use the best available hotel facilities with comfortable but simple guestrooms and eco-friendly amenities perfectly suited to the natural surroundings. This journey requires walking on uneven surfaces and steps and sometimes through heavy showers (rain ponchos provided). This journey is best enjoyed by the experienced traveller in good health and who can take such conditions in stride.

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More about your trip All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 66 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, A$117 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 65. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Luggage: For the two night excursion to Tortuguero National Park guests are permitted to bring a maximum of 25 lb/11 kg of luggage. Your primary suitcase will be transferred and securely stored at your Arenal hotel. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

#TrafalgarCares Snake Garden Wildlife Center At this family-run wildlife refuge, you’ll meet the local native and Irish-Canadian founders and learn about their work supporting the local community and the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor.

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Secrets of Panama and Costa Rica

The culture, contrasts and epic landscapes of Panama and Costa Rica are revealed on this trip, which ventures from capital to coast via Gamboa, Borinquen and Carrillo Beach. more about the diversity of Panama. (FB, D) Hotel: Gamboa Rainforest Resort

A Day 4 Gamboa Rainforest Sightseeing and Free Time Embark on a different kind of water adventure and meet your boteros (boatmen) at the edge of the Chagres National Park. Enjoy a ride up river through the jungle, possibly sighting toucans, sloths and monkeys. Arrive at the village of Emberá Drua where you are met with a traditional greeting and learn about the Emberá Indians’ fascinating culture. Enjoy a Cultural Insight by tasting delicious patacones (fried plantains) with small samples of fried fish or chicken. Listen to local music and watch traditional shamanic dances. Back at the resort, the afternoon is free. (FB)

Hanging Bridge, Cloud Forest Reserve, Costa Rica

The Trafalgar difference

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Your included sights • City tour in Panama City • Visit Panama Viejo, the historic district of Casco Antiguo, Gamboa Rainforest and Los Angeles Cloud Forest, Chagres and Arenal National Park, coffee plantations in the Chiriqui Highlands and in San José, Sarapiquí, Palo Verde National Park, Borinquen and Carrillo Beach. • Cruise a portion of the Panama Canal • View the Natá basilica and Volcán Barú and Arenal Volcanoes

Your Insider Experiences • Cultural Insight Try patacones and watch a performance by local children. • Be My Guest Dine on a traditional lunch at a family’s equestrian estate and enjoy a special lunch at Hacienda Pozo Azul. • Local Specialist Learn from a Smithsonian researcher in Gamboa and discover Panamanian coffee with the Ngobe-Bugle. • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… delving into local cultures whether it is riding a canoe to visit with the Embera Indians who live off the land in Panama or enjoying dance performed by local children in Costa Rica.

Day 1 Arrive Panama City (2 Nights)

Bienvenidos a Panama City. You are greeted at the airport by a local host and transferred to your hotel overlooking the Bay of Panama. At 6 p.m., join your fellow travel companions and your Travel Director at the hotel for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: Le Meridien Panama

Day 2 Panama Canal Cruise and Free Time Board your vessel to cruise the Panama Canal. As you enter the most important waterway in the world, cruise down from the north end of the Galliard Cut, where the Chagres River flows into the Canal. Cruise over the Continental Divide and under the Centennial Bridge and Bridge of the Americas. Snacks and lunch are included onboard. Once in the beautiful Bay of Panama, prepare for the best views of Panama City’s modern, fast-changing skyline. Afterward, enjoy the evening in Panama City to sample local cuisine. Note: The start time of the canal cruise is dependent on ship traffic and in some instances the trip may operate in the afternoon. (FB, L)

A Day 3 Panama City Sightseeing – Gamboa Rainforest (2 Nights) Visit Panama Viejo, site of the ruins of the original Panama City. Wander the quaint streets of Casco Antiguo—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—in Panama’s Historic District. Afterward, stop at the Miraflores Locks Visitor Center and Canal Museum. Then head for the lush vegetation and tropical climate of the rainforest. Once at your resort, join a guide on an exciting nature walk and aerial tram ride. Visit the Observation Tower and admire the panoramic views of the Chagres River and Panama Canal. After dinner, join a discussion with a Smithsonian researcher, a Local Specialist, and learn

A Day 5 Gamboa Rainforest – David – Cerro Punta – Boquete (2 Nights) Fly to David and travel up the mountain slopes of the Chiriqui Province. At Cerro Punta, take in the superb views of the prominent Volcán Barú volcano. An exclusive Be My Guest lunch awaits at a thoroughbred farm situated in Cerro Punta Valley. As guests of the owners, explore the farm and learn how they breed these magnificent horses. Later, arrive at your mountain resort in beautiful Valle Escondido. (FB, BG, D) Hotel: Valle Escondido Resort, Golf and Spa

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Free Time Visit a coffee plantation and learn how coffee in Panama is making a grand entrance on to the world stage of gourmet grounds. Learn about the coffee-making process with a Local Specialist and see the Ngobe-Bugle, an indigenous group who handpick the red coffee berries when they are perfectly ripe. The rest of the day is free before dinner this evening. (FB, D)

Day 7 Boquete – Santiago – Nata –

Playa Blanca Descend from the Chiriqui Highlands to Santiago. Then it’s on to Aguadulce and Natá in Cocle Province, the heart of Panama’s sugar cane industry. In Natá, view the beautiful basilica, said to be the oldest church in Central America. Arrive at your resort, nestled alongside the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy dinner on your last evening in beautiful Panama. (FB, D) Hotel: JW Marriott Playa Blanca

Day 8 Playa Blanca – Panama City – San José This morning, transfer to Panama City International Airport for an evening arrival into San José. (FB) Hotel: Studio

A Day 9 San José – Sarapiquí – Arenal (2 Nights) Head toward the Poas Volcano area, where you visit a local coffee plantation. Learn about coffee production in Costa Rica from the owner and sample a cup of gourmet coffee. Continue to Sarapiquí, an off the beaten path area surrounded by dense rainforests and wildlife. Here you are

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welcomed by Don Alberto and Doña Ana Quintana for a Be My Guest experience at their home, Hacienda Pozo Azul. Enjoy a tour of the plantation before sitting down for a luncheon with your hosts. Afterward, continue to La Fortuna de San Carlos, home of the giant Arenal Volcano. The afternoon is free for you to relax before dinner. (FB, BG, D) Hotel: Arenal Kioro Hotel Suites and Spa

A Day 10 Arenal Sightseeing and Free Time Start the day with an informative visit at the Asis Project, a wildlife refuge where you will learn how the centre helps preserve the life of endangered animals and get up close and personal with a wide variety of animals. Savour a typical Costa Rican lunch before an entertaining Cultural Insight, brightened by the dances of children at a local education centre. Afterward, enjoy a guided visit to the Arenal Hanging Bridges to walk eye-level within the lush canopy. Back at the hotel, there is time to relax. (FB, L) Day 11 Arenal – Borinquen (2 Nights)

Today, head toward the Guanacaste province. Famous for its cowboys and cattle ranches, you’ll be surrounded by breathtaking views of open fields. View Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, a smooth cinder cone volcano made up of 9 contiguous craters before arriving at your hotel in Borinquen. The beautiful resort offers an abundance of relaxing activities. (FB, D) Hotel: Borinquen Mountain Resort and Spa

Day 12 Borinquen Free Time

The day is free for you to pursue your own interests. Thrill seekers can bike the miles of trails, zip line, take a hike, or set off on a horseback ride. The property’s thermal hot springs and natural steam room are available if pure relaxation is what you’re after. (FB, D)

Day 13 Borinquen – Palo Verde – Carrillo

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Day 14 Carrillo Beach Free Time

A white sand beach right off your bungalow, pristine and warm water and a beautiful blue sky–the perfect way to enjoy the “pura vida” way of living like the locals. The options are endless, and the choice is all yours. Your Travel Director is on hand to help you plan the perfect day. (FB)

Day 15 Carrillo Beach – Los Angeles

Cloud Forest After a leisurely breakfast, travel to the Los Angeles Cloud Forest. Later, join your Travel Director for a different type of experience as you are taken on a nocturnal visit through the Cloud Forest—when the sun goes down, the forest transforms itself like no other habitat in the world. You’ll see countless species of animals, birds, insects and plants. Tonight, share experiences with your fellow travellers at a Farewell Dinner. (FB, FD) Hotel: Villa Blanca Los Angeles Cloud Forest

Day 16 Cloud Forest – Depart San José

Travel back to San José’s Juan Santamaria International Airport for your flight or extend your stay at the Studio Hotel. (FB) Airport arrival will be at 9 a.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

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More about your trip All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 66 for details. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, A$228 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 65. Land and Intra-Air: prices include economy air and airrelated charges for flight between Panama City - David and Panama City - San Jose and are accurate as of 1 May 2016. For up-to-date information, please visit www. trafalgar.com. Hidden Journey itineraries have a maximum of 26 guests. Luggage: There is a 25 lb/11 kg baggage weight limit per person on the internal flight to David therefore a small carry-on is recommended. Additional luggage will be transferred by coach the evening of Day 4 and will be waiting for you on arrival in Boquete on Day 5. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Visit www.trafalgar.com for all definite departures and up-to-date information on itineraries and optional experiences.

Please note: For the more remote areas of Costa Rica, we use the best available hotel facilities with comfortable but simple guestrooms and eco-friendly amenities perfectly suited to the natural surroundings. This journey requires walking on uneven surfaces and steps and sometimes through heavy showers (rain ponchos and umbrellas provided). This journey is best enjoyed by the experienced traveller in good health and who can take such conditions in stride. KEY: A Insider Experience WR Welcome Reception FB Full Breakfast L Lunch D Dinner RM Regional Meal FD Farewell Dinner BG Be My Guest Dining DW Dinner with Wine

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Secrets of Ecuador

Ecuador’s colours and contrasts are featured on this incredible exploration from Otavalo’s outdoor market, Cotopaxi National Park, Devil’s Nose Train and to UNESCO World Heritage sites like Quito and Cuenca.

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Your included sights • City tour in Quito, Guayaquil and Cuenca • Visit Otavalo’s outdoor market, Equatorial Line Monument, Riobamba and artisan villages near Cuenca • View the Cotopaxi Volcano • Scenic drives along the “Avenue of the Volcanoes” and El Cajas National Park • Iconic train journey aboard the Devil’s Nose Train

Your Insider Experiences • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. • Cultural Insight Traditional Andean flute-making and weaving, candy making with a local candy maker, try a delicious cinnamon rum drink and witness the art of Panama hat weaving. • Be My Guest Enjoy lunch at a rose plantation in Cayambe. • Authentic Accommodation Stay at Hacienda Cusin, a restored 17th century Andean estate. • Local Specialist Meet a chocolate maker at the El Cajas National Parks and an expert in the city of Cotopaxi, as well as Cuenca. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… taking in the dramatic architecture of Ecuador, from its churches to its cobblestone streets. It’s where you’ll learn all about the art of decadent chocolate-making and the ancient weaving culture used to create Panama hats.

A Day 1 Arrive Quito – Otavalo (2 Nights) Welcome to Ecuador, a local host will greet you at the airport for a transfer to your hotel in the village of San Pablo del Lago, located just outside Otavalo and ideally situated at the base of the Imbabura Volcano. Hacienda Cusin, founded in 1602, is one of the oldest haciendas in all of Ecuador. Enjoy the rest of your day to relax and get settled in. Hotel: Hacienda Cusin Authentic Accommodation A Day 2 Otavalo Sightseeing

Depart mid-morning to meet a local family who introduces you to the Andean tradition and Cultural Insight of flute-making, including a musical interlude using the handmade instruments. You’ll even get the chance to try playing the instruments yourself. Enjoy a Welcome Reception Lunch with your Travel Director and fellow travellers at a traditional hacienda. Visit the public market alongside native Otavalenos and put your bartering skills to the test. Stroll through the different vendor stalls offering a variety of handcrafted items in search of the perfect keepsake. (FB, WR, D)

A Day 3 Otavalo – Cayambe – Quito

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

A Day 4 Quito Sightseeing – Equatorial Line Monument Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Quito, Ecuador’s capital city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Learn all about the religious and cultural influences of this bustling city, located just 14 miles (22 kilometres) from the Equatorial Line. Visit a candy shop to watch a third generation candy-maker create a traditional Ecuadorian candy called colaciones, a Cultural Insight. Eat lunch at a local restaurant and try another Cultural Insight, canelazo, a delicious spiced cinnamon rum drink. Continue to the Equatorial Line Monument and stand in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres at the same time. Later, meet a Local Specialist, an Ecuadorian organic chocolate-maker, who tells you all about the production process and shares samples for you to enjoy. Indulge in a Regional Meal this evening featuring local cuisine. (FB, L, RM) A Day 5 Quito – Cotopaxi National

Park – Riobamba Travel south along the Panamerican Highway, through stunning landscapes of valleys and mountains before arriving at Cotopaxi National Park, the site of an active volcano standing 19,642 feet (5,987 metres) high. Meet a Local Specialist who shares his knowledge and passion for this spectacular natural wonder. Continue on to Limpiopungo Lake where you’ll observe a great number of high-altitude birds, and occasionally, wild horses. Return to the valley where lunch is served at a 300-yearold hacienda. Venture back to the main road and continue along the “Avenue of the Volcanoes.” Riobamba awaits as you continue alongside massive Chimborazo, the highest mountain in Ecuador. (FB, L, D) Hotel: Hacienda Abraspungo

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Day 6 Riobamba – Alausi – Ingapirca – Cuenca (2 Nights) Head south to the train station in Alausi where you board the Devil’s Nose Train, an engineering feat of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The railway allows you to discover the topographic obstacles of Ecuador’s diverse landscape as you zigzag down the steep mountainside. Disembark at Sibambe to visit a local museum built and run by the Nizag community. See displays of local crafts, fruits, and medicinal plants. After your train journey, enjoy a picnic lunch before visiting the Inca ruins of Ingapirca. (FB, L) Hotel: Victoria

A Day 7 Cuenca Sightseeing and

Free Time Discover the charm of Cuenca with a Local Specialist and admire the red-tiled roofs, cobblestone streets and flowery plazas. Founded as a Spanish settlement in 1557, the beauty of its landscape with the harmony of old and modern architecture has prompted UNESCO to name Cuenca a World Cultural Heritage Site. Today’s highlights include the Todos los Santos ruins, a flower market, and the main square surrounded by the imposing blue-domed Cathedral. Visit surrounding communities including an arts and crafts village for a Cultural Insight into the ancient weaving process of Panama hats and other items made of toquilla straw. Learn weaving methods that date back to pre-Columbian cultures while visiting a local pottery maker in action. The evening is yours to explore. (FB)

A Day 8 Cuenca – El Cajas National Park – Guayaquil Journey to Guayaquil through El Cajas National Park. Watch the ever changing flora and fauna as you travel through the beautiful cloud forests to the coast for a visit to a cacao plantation. Here, learn all about growing and harvesting cacao with a Local Specialist before a delicious

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SAVE A$320 p.p. For details on Trafalgar’s great UP TO

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More about your trip All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 66 for details. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Join Me to We and extend your Trafalgar trip of the Secrets of Ecuador with the perfect volunteer Amazon experience. Ecuador’s equally vibrant culture and landscape are featured on this transformative excursion. See page 19 to learn more and visit www.metowe.com/trafalgar for the trip overview.

How to Make Your Me to We Reservations: ■ Select your Secrets of Ecuador trip departure ■ Call Trafalgar or your Travel Agent to make your reservation ■ Upon confirmation of your Trafalgar trip, contact Me to We ■ Reserve your space with Me to We pre-trip package ■ Upon confirmation of your Me to We package, contact Trafalgar or your Travel Agent ■ Make your air reservations with Trafalgar for your Me to We and Secrets of Ecuador vacation

Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, A$125 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 65. Hidden Journeys: These itineraries have a maximum of 26 guests. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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Highlights of Peru

Our most popular Peru holiday, the ancient allure of Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley meet the buzz and bustle of Lima and Cusco in time spent with Insiders who share personal tales of their beloved country. the traditional music of the Andes. Later this afternoon, arrive at your lovely hotel, a former 18th century colonial-style monastery, surrounded by beautiful gardens in the heart of the Sacred Valley. Learn about Peruvian weaving as you observe the centuries-old methods used for spinning, dyeing and weaving Andean traditional textiles. Discover this Cultural Insight with Nilda Callanaupa Alvarez, a Quechua scholar and recipient of a TreadRight Foundation grant. This evening, enjoy a convivial dinner at the hotel. (CB, L, D) Hotel: Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay

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Whether it’s hand-picked hotels or inspiring Optional Experiences, we craft amazing trips. That’s why our review ratings are so good. See for yourself our independent guest reviews through Feefo at www.trafalgar.com/reviews

Your included sights • City tour in Lima and Cusco • Visit the outdoor market at Pisac, the ruins at Ollantaytambo, 15th century fortress of Machu Picchu, historic Sacsayhuaman and the Larco Museum in Lima • Scenic drive through the Sacred Valley • Iconic train journey aboard the Vistadome train

Your Insider Experiences • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. • Cultural Insight Visit Awakancha, meet Andean weavers and taste chica at a local chiceria. • Be My Guest Join Dr. Francisco Diez Canseco for a Peruvian lunch at his beautiful estate. • Local Specialist For included sightseeing in Lima, Machu Picchu and at the Larco Museum. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… learning to weave in the Sacred Valley, watching centuries-old dyeing techniques, passed from mother to daughter, as the weavers keep their Andean traditions alive. Meeting the curator of the world’s largest private collection of pre-Columbian art at the Larco Museum in Lima. And hearing tales of Dr. Diez Canseco’s illustrious ancestors, as you tour his mansion, a traditional country house, and settle down to a home-cooked Peruvian meal with him.

Day 1 Arrive Lima (2 Nights)

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

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Sightseeing Kick back, relax and enjoy your morning at the hotel, or perhaps venture out to do some exploring of your own. At lunch time, meet your Travel Director and head to Casa Diez Canseco, the private home of an illustrious Lima family, and meet the friendly owner for a Welcome Reception and Be My Guest lunch. Learn about the history of your host’s ancestors and tour his historic home before celebrating your arrival in Peru with a home cooked meal of traditional Peruvian delicacies. After lunch, bid farewell and spend the afternoon exploring Peru’s capital with your Local Specialist. Immerse yourself in the colonial splendour of Lima’s Historic Centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the expansive Plaza de Armas with its impressive cathedral and the stately government palace. See the Church of San Francisco and discover its hidden catacombs and splendid architecture. The evening is yours to enjoy. (FB, BG)

A Day 3 Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley

Take a morning flight to Cusco and head for the Sacred Valley. Stop at Awanakancha, a Cultural Insight and living museum of the Peruvian Andes, where you can see and interact with llamas, alpacas and vicuñas. Enjoy a picnic box lunch before visiting the vibrant market of Pisac where local Quechua people come to sell their produce and handicrafts. Spend some time browsing the stalls, sip a cup of coca tea to help you acclimate to the altitude and keep your ears open for roving bands playing

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

A Day 5 Machu Picchu – Cusco (2 Nights) Return to Machu Picchu to continue exploring on your own. If you’re feeling adventurous, hike up to the Gate of the Sun for stunning views over the fortress and the valley below. Or view the incredible stonework and amazing feats of engineering required to transport the huge blocks of stone to the top of this isolated mountain. In the early afternoon, board the train to the Sacred Valley. Head toward the great colonial city of Cusco by coach. On the way, stop at a local chicheria for a taste of chicha, a Cultural Insight, and learn how this Peruvian corn beer is made by local women. (FB) Hotel: Novotel Cusco Day 6 Cusco Sightseeing and Free Time

This morning, embark on a tour of Cusco, the “Imperial City”, and the capital of the Incas during their reign. This lively city, rich in history, bears marks of both the Incas and Spanish who came after them. Enjoy an introduction to the highlights of the city, including the incredible baroque Cathedral on the main Plaza de Armas in the heart of the city. Delve deeper into the history of this ancient place at the 17th century Church of Santo Domingo, which was built atop the foundation of the Inca Temple of the Sun, often referred to as Korikancha. Just outside of town, visit the ruins of the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, perched on a hill overlooking Cusco, and see nearby warehouses where the Incas stored their grain. Spend the rest of the afternoon on your own. This evening, gather for a Regional Meal at a local restaurant, enjoying

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Fly back to Lima late this morning and enjoy an afternoon on your own to do some more exploring, pick up souvenirs or just relax. Later, meet a Local Specialist and curator at the Larco Museum, which houses the largest private collection of pre-Columbian art in the world, and learn about the evolution and cultures of ancient Peruvian societies. Later, gather with your travelling companions for a Farewell Dinner in the museum’s garden restaurant. (FB, FD) Hotel: Novotel Lima

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Transfer to the airport for your onward flight or perhaps extend your stay at the Novotel Lima. (FB) Please note: In some locations you will be required to walk on uneven terrain and climb stairs without handrails. You should be in good health and be able to walk without assistance.

#TrafalgarCares Centre for Traditional Textiles of Cusco You’ll discover the meaning behind ancient Incan textile designs and help support the centre’s quest to preserve and promote Andean weaving traditions.

Extend Your Holiday 3 Day Easter Island See page 62 for more information on this post-extension. 7 Day Quito and Galapagos Islands Cruise See page 63 for more information on this post-extension.

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Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, A$110 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 65. Land and Intra Air prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Lima-Cusco and Cusco-Lima and require purchase of round-trip air travel on LATAM between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities (ticket number required). If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2016. For up-to-date information, visit www. trafalgar.com. Treadright: See page 22 for details. Note: On the train to Machu Picchu, only hand luggage (overnight bag) can be taken. Your primary suitcase will be securely stored and returned to you in Cusco. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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1 Oct Sat 8 Oct Sat 15 Oct Sat 29 Oct Sat

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3325 3325 3325 3325

895 895 895 895

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3325 3325 3325 3325

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2950 2950 2950

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10 Jun Sat 17 Jun Sat 24 Jun Sat

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2950 2950 2950 2950 2950

750 750 750 750 750

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9 Dec Sat 15 Dec Fri 16 Dec Sat 23 Dec Sat

2950 2950 2950 2950

750 750 750 750

Crossovers: These departures operate per the 2016 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at time of booking. Festive Departures: We’ve arranged Christmas or New Year’s Eve celebrations for these departures.

BOOK & PAY EARLY

SAVE A$256 UP TO

p.p. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 18 & 19.

^ For your chance to save, book by:

27 Oct 2016 save 10% 23 Feb 2017 save 7.5% 27 Apr 2017 save 5%

Past guest discount Multiple trip discount Other SAVE up to A$128 p.p. SAVE up to A$64 p.p. savings Young traveller discount A$256 Triple room discount A$75 p.p. ^ Limited availability by departure; check www. trafalgar.com

Extend Your Holiday 5 Day Peruvian Amazon See page 60 for more information on this pre-extension.

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Trip Style: Country Explorer

In the Footsteps of the Incas

Treading the paths of the Incas and their ancestors, we uncover the symbols of Peru, from Lake Titicaca to Machu Picchu, travelling in comfort to this World Heritage Site aboard the Vistadome train.

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Your included sights • City tour in Lima and Cusco • Visit an animal sanctuary in Cochahuasi, the outdoor market at Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, historic Sacsayhuaman, and the Uros Islands • Cruise Lake Titicaca • Scenic drive through the Sacred Valley • Iconic train journey aboard the Vistadome train

Your Insider Experiences • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. • Cultural Insight Meet a Shaman, visit an animal rescue sanctuary, a weaving centre and a chicheria. • Be My Guest Visit a local market with a young chef and enjoy a special lunch at his cooking school. • Authentic Accommodation Spend the night in a Cusco mansion dating back over 500 years. • Local Specialist For included sightseeing in Lima, Machu Picchu, Cusco, the Peruvian Altiplano, Lake Titicaca and at the Larco Museum. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… sailing across Lake Titicaca to the floating reed islands of the Uros Indians with an expert who introduces you to native villagers. You’ll sample authentic tastes, such as the local favourite, chicha, a drink made by local women and served at a chicheria.

Day 1 Arrive Lima (2 Nights)

Bienvenidos a Lima. Upon arrival, you will be met by a local host and taken to your luxury hotel in fashionable Miraflores. Hotel: Hilton Miraflores

A Day 2 Lima Free Time and Sightseeing Today, a unique experience is waiting to welcome you to beautiful Peru. Meet Ignacio Barrios, a young chef who has worked alongside many of Peru’s award-winning chefs. Visit a local market where Ignacio will explain how Peruvian fruits, vegetables, seafood and meat are the bases of Peruvian cooking. Visit Ignacio’s cooking school where you will see a demonstration on how to prepare some of Peru’s most popular foods. Then enjoy a Be My Guest Welcome Reception lunch of typical Peruvian dishes, such as aji de gallina and lomo saltado, created just for you by Ignacio and his sous chefs. After lunch, meet your Local Specialist for a city tour of Lima’s highlights. Enjoy Lima’s ancient districts and visit the Church of San Francisco, the most notable group of colonial buildings in the city. Its unique wooden cupola of Moorish design covers the imperial staircase. Explore the impressive underground catacombs along with a religious art museum and extensive library. The evening is yours to enjoy. (FB, BG) A Day 3 Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley

Fly to Cusco this morning. On the drive to the Sacred Valley, stop to meet a Shaman who will perform a Pago a la Tierra (Payment to Mother Earth) ceremony, an ancient ritual of the Andean culture and Cultural Insight to welcome you to Cusco and bless your trip. Afterward, stop to visit an animal rescue sanctuary, another Cultural Insight, in Cochahuasi where animals such as vicuñas, alpacas, llamas, and Andean condors are

being protected and rehabilitated. You will also learn about the natural dyeing techniques used by native weavers as they show their various weaving styles and ways of dress, a Cultural Insight. Enjoy a box picnic lunch before exploring the vibrant handicraft market of Pisac. Visit a local chicheria to learn about chicha, a Cultural Insight and favourite drink of the Andes. Arrive at your luxurious valley retreat in the heart of the Andes this afternoon. (CB, L, D) Hotel: Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel and Wellness

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

A Day 5 Machu Picchu – Cusco (2 Nights) Return to Machu Picchu and continue exploring on your own. Perhaps hike up to the Gate of the Sun for stunning views. Travel back to the Sacred Valley by train where your evening is free to explore Cusco or simply enjoy the amenities of your elegant hotel. (FB) Hotel: Palacio del Inka, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel Authentic Accommodation

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A Day 6 Cusco Sightseeing

Meet a Local Specialist and begin the day with a visit to Sacsayhuaman, an impressive site of ruins towering over Cusco and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then visit the Cathedral, a stunning example of colonial architecture that was completed in 1694 after over 100 years of construction. Also visit bohemian San Blas, a unique neighbourhood with artisan shops and craft workshops. Stroll the cobblestone streets and admire the Incan Walls. Meet an anthropologist, your Local Specialist, from the renowned National University of Antonio Abad in Cusco and gain insight into Peru’s history, geography and culture. Tonight, enjoy a your choice dining experience, giving you the option to dine at one of several local restaurants. (FB, YC)

A Day 7 Cusco Sightseeing – Juliaca – Puno (2 Nights) In the morning, fly to Juliaca where you will meet your Local Specialist to learn about daily life on the Peruvian Altiplano. After an included lunch, visit Sillustani, a lakeside pre-Incan burial ground to explore its chullpas (above ground tombs) before arriving in Puno along the shores of magnificent Lake Titicaca. Enjoy breathtaking views of the lake at sunset. (FB, L) Hotel: Libertador Lake Titicaca

after dark. Join a Local Specialist on a visit to the Larco Museum, full of pre-Columbian artefacts such as jewelry, ceramics and pots that offer insight into the cultures of ancient Peru. You’ll then sit down to a gourmet Farewell Dinner of Peruvian dishes, as you overlook the museum’s beautiful gardens; a night of great food and culture celebrating your Peruvian holiday. (FB, FD) Hotel: Hilton Miraflores

Day 10 Depart Lima

Say hasta luego to Peru and transfer to the airport for your flight home, or if you like, extend your stay at the Hilton Miraflores. (FB) Please note: In some locations you will be required to walk on uneven terrain and climb stairs without handrails. You should be in good health and be able to walk without assistance.

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

A Day 8 Lake Titicaca Excursion

Cruise beautiful Lake Titicaca with a Local Specialist. Discover the floating islands constructed out of reeds by the Uros Indians. Set out for Taquile Island and a private tour where you’ll meet local Quechua-speaking villagers, known for their knitting and weaving techniques. Learn more about the culture of the people living on the island and enjoy a Regional Meal luncheon. Tonight, dinner is at a favourite local restaurant in Puno. (FB, RM, D)

A Day 9 Puno – Juliaca – Lima

This morning, your journey continues with a flight to Lima. Take advantage of some free time this afternoon. Tonight, experience one of Lima’s most renowned museums

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PERUVIAN AMAZON

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In the Footsteps of the Incas

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Extend Your Holiday 5 Day Peruvian Amazon See page 60 for more information on this pre-extension.

Extend Your Holiday 3 Day Easter Island See page 62 for more information on this post-extension.

Starts Lima 11 Oct Tue 18 Oct Tue 25 Oct Tue

Ends Lima 20 Oct Thu 27 Oct Thu 3 Nov Thu

8 Nov Tue 15 Nov Tue 22 Nov Tue 6 Dec Tue 13 Dec Tue 20 Dec Tue

Single Twin Supp. Share Option

5250 5250 5250

1575 1575 1575

17 Nov Thu 24 Nov Thu 1 Dec Thu

5250 5250 5250

1575 1575 1575

5250 5250 5250

1575 1575 1575

10 Jan Tue

15 Dec Thu 22 Dec Thu 29 Dec Thu 2017 19 Jan Thu

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23 Feb Thu

5250 1595

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5395 5395

1595 1595

13 Jun Tue

22 Jun Thu

5395

1595

11 Jul Tue

20 Jul Thu

5395

1595

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28 Sep Thu 5 Oct Thu

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5395 5395

1595 1595

14 Nov Tue

23 Nov Thu

5395

1595

5 Dec Tue

14 Dec Thu

5395

1595

Crossovers: These departures operate per the 2016 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at time of booking. Festive Departures: We’ve arranged a Christmas celebration for this departure.

BOOK & PAY EARLY

SAVE A$488 UP TO

p.p. For details on Trafalgar’s great savings see pages 18 & 19.

^ For your chance to save, book by:

27 Oct 2016 save 10% 23 Feb 2017 save 7.5% 27 Apr 2017 save 5%

Past guest discount Multiple trip discount Other SAVE up to A$244 p.p. SAVE up to A$122 p.p. savings Young traveller discount A$473 Triple room discount from A$95 p.p. ^ Limited availability by departure; check www. trafalgar.com

More about your trip All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 66 for details. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, A$141 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 65. Land and Intra Air prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Lima-Cusco, Cusco-Juliaca and Juliaca-Lima and require purchase of round-trip air travel on LATAM airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities (ticket number required). If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2016. For up-to date information, visit www.trafalgar.com. Note: On the train to Machu Picchu, only hand luggage (overnight bag) can be taken. Your suitcase will be securely stored and returned to you in Cusco. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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Land of the Incas

Peru’s classic Incan sights and cities meet experiences like flightseeing over the ancient Nazca Lines and sailing to Ballestas Islands, known as the mini-Galapagos, home to unique and elusive wildlife.

Plaza De Armas, Cusco

The Trafalgar difference

Whether it’s hand-picked hotels or inspiring Optional Experiences, we craft amazing trips. That’s why our review ratings are so good. See for yourself our independent guest reviews through Feefo at www.trafalgar.com/reviews

Your included sights • City tour in Lima and Cusco • Visit the outdoor market at Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu and the Uros Islands • Cruise around the Ballestas Islands • Scenic drive through the Sacred Valley • Iconic train journey aboard the Vistadome train

Your Insider Experiences • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. • Cultural Insight Meet a local Shaman, visit an animal rescue sanctuary, watch Andean weavers and discover chicha and pisco. • Be My Guest Enjoy lunch at a local cooking school. • Authentic Accommodation Stay at the Palacio del Inka in Cusco. • Local Specialist For included sightseeing in Lima, Machu Picchu, Cusco, the Peruvian Altiplano, Lake Titicaca and at the Larco Museum. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… flying over the prehistoric Nazca Lines-enigmatic geometric designs etched in the coastal desert sand, over such a vast distance that they can only be seen from the air.

Day 1 Arrive Lima (2 Nights)

Bienvenidos a Lima. You will be met by a local host upon arrival and taken to your hotel in fashionable Miraflores. Hotel: Hilton Miraflores

A Day 2 Lima Free Time and Sightseeing Late this morning, a memorable experience is waiting to welcome you to beautiful Peru. Meet Ignacio Barrios, a young chef who has worked alongside many of Peru’s award-winning chefs. Visit a local market where Ignacio will explain how Peruvian fruits, vegetables, seafood and meat are the bases of Peruvian cooking. Afterward, visit Ignacio’s cooking school where you will see a demonstration on how to prepare some of Peru’s most popular foods. Then enjoy a Be My Guest Welcome Reception lunch of typical Peruvian dishes, created just for you by Ignacio and his sous chefs. After lunch, meet your Local Specialist for a city tour of Lima’s highlights. View Lima’s ancient districts and visit the Church of San Francisco, the most notable group of colonial buildings in the city. Explore the impressive underground catacombs along with a religious art museum and extensive library. The evening is yours to enjoy. (FB, BG) A Day 3 Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley

Fly to Cusco this morning. On the drive to the Sacred Valley, stop to meet a Shaman who will perform a Pago a la Tierra (Payment to Mother Earth) ceremony, an ancient Andean, and Cultural Insight, to welcome you to Cusco. Afterward, stop to visit an animal rescue sanctuary, a Cultural Insight, in Cochahuasi where native animals are being protected and rehabilitated. You will also learn about the natural dyeing techniques used by native weavers from different areas and see various weaving styles and ways of dress, a Cultural Insight. Enjoy a picnic box

lunch before exploring the vibrant handicraft market of Pisac. Visit a local chicheria to learn about chicha, a Cultural Insight and favourite drink of the Andes. Arrive at your valley retreat in the heart of the Andes this afternoon. (CB, L, D) Hotel: Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel and Wellness

A Day 4 Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu

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

A Day 5 Machu Picchu – Cusco (2 Nights) Return to Machu Picchu and continue exploring on your own. Travel back to the Sacred Valley by train where your evening is free to explore Cusco or simply relax. (FB) Hotel: Palacio del Inka, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel Authentic Accommodation

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A Day 10 Paracas – Nazca Lines Flight and Free Time Explore the Regional Museum of Ica with its superb examples of Paracas weavings and textiles, well-preserved mummies and scale model of the Nazca Lines. Take to the skies for an unforgettable experience as you soar high over the coastal desert to see the enigmatic Nazca Lines, gigantic geometric designs viewable only from the air. Marvel

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at their stylized lines and wonder about the civilisation that created them. Then visit Bodega El Catador to learn about and taste the finest pisco in the country, a Cultural Insight. The rest of the day is free. (FB, D)

Day 12 Depart Lima

(2 Nights) Fly back to Lima this morning and travel south along the Pan American Highway to Paracas for a closer look at rural life in Peru (box lunch included). Dinner is at your lovely seaside hotel. (FB, L, D) Hotel: Aranwa Paracas Resort and Spa

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– Puno (2 Nights) In the morning, fly to Juliaca where you will meet your Local Specialist to learn about daily life on the Peruvian Altiplano. After an included lunch, visit Sillustani, a lakeside pre-Incan burial ground to explore its chullpas (above ground tombs) before arriving in Puno along the shores of magnificent Lake Titicaca. Enjoy breathtaking views of the lake at sunset. (FB, L) Hotel: Libertador Lake Titicaca Cruise beautiful Lake Titicaca with a Local Specialist. Discover the floating islands constructed out of reeds by the Uros Indians. Visit Taquile Island for a private tour to meet local Quechua-speaking villagers, renowned for their knitting and weaving techniques. Learn more about the culture of the people living on the island and enjoy a Regional Meal lunch. Tonight, dinner is at a favourite local restaurant in Puno. (FB, RM, D)

A Day 11 Paracas – Ballestas Islands – Lima Cruise around the uninhabited Ballestas Islands, a “mini-Galapagos” teeming with wildlife. See another mysterious design in the earth—the majestic Candelabra. Back on dry land, travel back to Lima. Upon arrival, freshen up and join your travel companions for a visit to the Larco Museum with a Local Specialist to learn about ancient Peruvian cultures, before enjoying a festive Farewell Dinner at the garden restaurant of the museum. (FB, FD) Hotel: Hilton Miraflores

A Day 7 Cusco Sightseeing – Juliaca

A$6150 (per person twin share)

Say hasta luego to Peru and transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your holiday in Lima at the Hilton Miraflores. (FB) Please note: In some locations you will be required to walk on uneven terrain and climb stairs without handrails. You should be in good health and be able to walk without assistance.

Extend Your Holiday 5 Day Peruvian Amazon See page 60 for more information on this pre-extension.

Extend Your Holiday 3 Day Easter Island See page 62 for more information on this post-extension. 7 Day Quito and Galapagos Cruise See page 63 for more information on this post-extension.

INTERNAL AIR INCLUDED

Includes: All our featured inclusions shown on page 10. 11 nights’ accommodation. 11 breakfasts. 5 lunches (including Be My Guest). 7 dinners. All transport shown (including 3 internal flights, train and 2 cruises). All transfers shown.

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Land of the Incas

Starts Lima 11 Oct Tue 18 Oct Tue 25 Oct Tue

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8 Nov Tue 15 Nov Tue 22 Nov Tue 6 Dec Tue 13 Dec Tue 20 Dec Tue

Single Twin Supp. Share Option

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Crossovers: These departures operate per the 2016 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at time of booking. Festive Departures: We’ve arranged a Christmas celebration for this departure.

BOOK & PAY EARLY

SAVE A$521 p.p. For details on Trafalgar’s great UP TO

savings see pages 18 & 19.

^ For your chance to save, book by:

27 Oct 2016 save 10% 23 Feb 2017 save 7.5% 27 Apr 2017 save 5%

Past guest discount Multiple trip discount Other SAVE up to A$261 p.p. SAVE up to A$130 p.p. savings Young traveller discount A$521 Triple room discount from A$150 p.p. ^ Limited availability by departure; check www. trafalgar.com

More about your trip All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 66 for details. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, A$170 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 65. Land and Intra Air prices include economy air and airrelated charges for flights between Lima-Cusco, CuscoJuliaca and Juliaca-Lima and require purchase of round-trip air travel on LATAM airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities (ticket number required). If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2016. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com. Note: On the train to Machu Picchu, only hand luggage (overnight bag) can be taken. Your suitcase will be securely stored and returned to you in Cusco. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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Trip Style: At Leisure

Impressions of South America

This leisurely South America trip gives you Sugarloaf Mountain, the Christ the Redeemer statue and Iguassu Falls by day, with Samba fun in Rio and Tango in Buenos Aires by night.

Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro

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Your included sights • City tour in Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires • View Devil’s Tower Falls • Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue, Sugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado, Iguassu Falls and Recoleta Cemetery • See the Teatro Colon, Copacabana Beach and the Casa Rosada

Your Insider Experiences • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. • Cultural Insight Learn about the Tango at a performance in Buenos Aires. Visit a Samba school to see how they prepare for Carnival. • Be My Guest Dine at the home of a local family in the Palermo Soho neighbourhood. • Local Specialist For sightseeing in Iguassu and Buenos Aires. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… standing tall in the shadow of the impressive Christ the Redeemer statue, atop the steep mountain of Corcovado. Being one of the seven wonders of the world, the immense statue inspires awe and amazement with its Art Deco style.

Day 1 Arrive Rio de Janeiro (4 Nights)

Bemvindo ao Rio de Janeiro. Upon arrival you will be met by a local host and taken to your lovely hotel. Enjoy your hotel’s superb location overlooking Copacabana Beach just minutes from downtown Rio. Hotel: Windsor Atlantica

Day 2 Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and At Leisure Enjoy a leisurely morning before joining your Travel Director for an exploration of the cidade maravilhosa (marvellous city) and its many contrasts, from the 18th century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church to the 20th century opera house, Sambodromo, and city cathedral. Ascend Sugarloaf Mountain via cable car for astounding bay and city views followed by a festive Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. (FB, WR) Day 3 Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and

At Leisure Board a classic cogwheel train for the journey to the summit of majestic Corcovado, site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. After admiring the panoramic views, head back down the mountain to see the song-inspiring Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. This evening, learn how to mix the perfect caipirinha, Brazil’s national cocktail, and then indulge in a traditional barbecue Regional Meal at a local churrascaria. (FB, RM)

Day 4 Rio de Janeiro At Leisure

Enjoy a full day to explore the wonders of Rio on your own. Your Travel Director will be happy to help you plan your day. Perhaps take a sailboat cruise along the coast, a helicopter ride over Copacabana or visit a nearby favela. (FB)

A Day 5 Rio de Janeiro – Iguassu Falls

(2 Nights) Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore on your own. Perhaps a swim in the Atlantic sounds refreshing. This afternoon, visit a Samba school, a Cultural Insight, to see how the school operates and prepares for Carnival week. See Carnival props and if you desire, join a Samba dance lesson. Then take a flight to magnificent Iguassu Falls, straddling the border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Iguassu National Park boasts one of the world’s largest and most impressive waterfalls and is home to many rare and endangered species of flora and fauna. This evening, enjoy dinner with your travel companions at the hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Wish Resort Golf Foz do Iguassu

A Day 6 Iguassu Falls Sightseeing and At Leisure Enter Iguassu National Park and spend the morning exploring the Brazilian side of the cascades with a Local Specialist, including a scenic walk through the rainforest to the base of the falls. After enjoying lunch at a local restaurant with a view of the falls, return to your resort hotel for an afternoon at leisure. Take advantage of your resort’s amenities or choose from a variety of optional experiences, including a jetboat ride to the base of the falls, helicopter flightseeing or a visit to a tropical bird reserve that is home to more than 500 species of birds. (FB, L) A Day 7 Iguassu Falls – Buenos Aires

(3 Nights) Cross the border into Argentina for a walk along a scenic catwalk to view the thunderous Devil’s Throat Falls with a Local Specialist. Ride in an open air ecological jungle train for a different perspective of

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A Day 8 Buenos Aires Sightseeing and At Leisure Embark with a Local Specialist on a guided tour of the passionate city where the Tango was born. See the Casa Rosada, Metropolitan Cathedral and other government buildings; the colourful neighbourhood of La Boca; San Telmo and lovely Palermo, home to fashionable cafés and verdant parks. Stare in awe at the famous Teatro Colon, a landmark in Buenos Aires. Lastly, visit the Recoleta Cemetery, where Argentina’s former first lady, Eva Peron (Evita), is buried. This evening, do as the locals do and linger over a Regional Meal and a chance for an authentic taste of world-renowned Argentinian beef. Cap off the evening watching the best Tango dancers in Buenos Aires perform, a Cultural Insight, and experience the passion and power of the traditional Tango, the most representative and beloved music in Argentina. (FB, RM) A Day 9 Buenos Aires At Leisure

Relish a morning and afternoon at leisure to pursue your own interests in the ‘Paris of South America’. The possibilities are endless. Delve into one of the country’s finest museums at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, set in a lovely park in the Recoleta neighbourhood. Follow in the footsteps of Argentina’s most revered

writer, Jorge Luis Borges, as you browse the many bookstores and sip a coffee at the famed Cafe Tortoni. If you’d like to experience a different side of Argentina, choose an optional trip into the countryside to a traditional estancia (ranch); share a drink with the local gauchos (cowboys), learn about their lives and marvel at their consummate horsemanship during a lively equestrian show before sitting down to a traditional parrillada (barbecue) lunch. Tonight, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an exclusive Be My Guest Farewell Dinner experience in Palermo Soho. You will be welcomed by a local family who are long-time residents of this now-trendy neighbourhood. Be delighted, as they wine and dine you with homemade family recipes in the kitchen and discover the secrets of kneading country bread. Watch as your hosts demonstrate the art of typical Argentinian crafts. Spending time with this family will be an experience you won’t soon forget. (FB, BG)

Day 10 Depart Buenos Aires

Say hasta luego to Argentina today and transfer to the airport for your flight home. For your convenience, your rooms are reserved until 5 p.m. Or you may choose to extend your stay at the InterContinental Buenos Aires. (FB)

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More about your trip All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 66 for details. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, A$135 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 65. Land and Intra Air: prices include economy air and airrelated charges for flights between Rio de Janeiro-Iguassu and Iguassu-Buenos Aires and require purchase of roundtrip air travel on LATAM between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities (ticket number required). If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2016. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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Trip Style: At Leisure

Best of South America

Three wonderful cities on a laid-back holiday: Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and Santiago come together with the mighty Iguassu Falls, on this relaxed exploration into South America.

Iguassu Falls, Brazil

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Day 1 Arrive Rio de Janeiro (4 Nights)

Bemvindo ao Rio de Janeiro. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by a local host and taken to your lovely oceanfront hotel. Relax, get settled and enjoy your hotel’s superb location overlooking Copacabana Beach. Hotel: Windsor Atlantica

Day 2 Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing

Your included sights • City tour in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and Santiago • Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue, Sugarloaf Mountain, Corcovado, Recoleta Cemetery, Iguassu Falls and Valparaiso • See the Church of San Francisco, Copacabana and Devil’s Throat Falls

Your Insider Experiences • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. • Cultural Insight Learn about the Tango at a performance in Buenos Aires. Visit a Samba school and see how they prepare for Carnival. • Be My Guest Dine at the home of a local family in the Palermo Soho neighbourhood. • Local Specialist For sightseeing in Iguassu, Buenos Aires and Santiago. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… feeling the spray of the thundering Iguassu Falls is utterly unforgettable. The sheer force of the falls sends thrills through your body and takes your breath away.

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

Day 3 Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing

At Leisure Journey by cogwheel train to the summit of majestic Corcovado, site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Back down the mountain, see the song-inspiring Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. The rest of the day is at leisure. This evening, learn to mix the national cocktail, the caipirinha, and indulge in a traditional Regional Meal barbecue at a local churrascaria. (FB, RM)

Day 4 Rio de Janeiro At Leisure

Enjoy a full day to explore the wonders of Rio on your own. Optional activities include a tour into the nearby favelas, a sailboat cruise and a helicopter flight over Copacabana Beach. (FB)

A Day 5 Rio de Janeiro – Iguassu Falls (2 Nights) Relax and enjoy a free morning for independent activities. This afternoon, visit

a Samba school, a Cultural Insight, to see how the school operates and prepares for Carnival week. See Carnival props and should you desire, join a Samba dance lesson. Afterward, head to the airport for the short flight to Iguassu Falls. These 275 separate falls cover nearly two miles along the Iguassu River. This evening, enjoy a convivial dinner with your companions at the hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Wish Resort Foz do Iguassu

A Day 6 Iguassu Falls Sightseeing and At Leisure Enter Iguassu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and meet your Local Specialist to explore the Brazilian side of Iguassu, including a scenic walk through the rainforest to the base of the falls. After lunch at a restaurant overlooking the falls, return to your hotel for a leisurely afternoon at your resort. You may wish to join an optional activity such as a jetboat ride to the base of the falls or a helicopter flightseeing tour. (FB, L) A Day 7 Iguassu Falls – Buenos Aires (3 Nights) Cross the border into Argentina and board the open air ecological jungle train for a different perspective of the cascades. Walk along a scenic catwalk, with a Local Specialist, to see the thunderous Devil’s Throat Falls. Then fly to Buenos Aires, a city renowned for its boutiques, fine dining and museums. (FB) Hotel: InterContinental Buenos Aires

A Day 8 Buenos Aires Sightseeing and At Leisure Embark on an in-depth tour with a Local Specialist to see the Casa Rosada, Metropolitan Cathedral and other government buildings; the colourful neighbourhood of La Boca and San Telmo. Stare in awe at the famous Teatro Colon, a landmark in Buenos Aires. Lastly, visit the Recoleta Cemetery

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where Argentina’s former First Lady, Eva Peron (Evita), is buried. This evening, get ready for a festive Regional Meal and a chance to savour renowned Argentinian beef followed by a sensual Tango performance and Cultural Insight. (FB, RM)

A Day 9 Buenos Aires At Leisure

A full day at leisure to explore on your own or perhaps take an optional trip to a traditional estancia (ranch) and learn about the life of a gaucho (cowboy) while enjoying a barbecue lunch and equestrian show. This evening, enjoy an exclusive Be My Guest experience in Palermo Soho. You will be welcomed by a local family and long-time residents of this now-trendy neighbourhood. Be delighted, as they wine and dine you with homemade family recipes in the kitchen. Discover the secrets of kneading country bread and watch as they demonstrate the art of typical Argentinian crafts. Spending time with this lively family will be a memory you won’t soon forget. (FB, BG)

Day 10 Buenos Aires – Santiago

(2 Nights) Bid “Adios” to Buenos Aires and say “Hola” to Santiago as you fly west across the Andes to the Chilean capital. Meet your Local Specialist and embark on a

tour of this vibrant city, travelling by Club Hipico—the regal racetrack—and sprawling Parque O’Higgins. Drive along Alameda Avenue past the University of Chile on your way to the dynamic Plaza de Armas with its fountains and sculptures. Head up San Cristobal Hill for panoramic views of the city and the snowcapped Andes. Later, settle into your hotel, situated in the heart of one of Santiago’s most beautiful neighbourhoods, and a prime location close to charming boutiques, bars and restaurants. This evening is at leisure. (FB) Hotel: InterContinental Santiago

Day 11 Valparaiso and Winery Excursion Today, set out on a tour of Valparaiso city, formerly a major stopover for ships travelling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. This afternoon, visit a Chilean winery and sample a variety of wines from this now famous region before returning to Santiago. This evening, gather with your travel companions for a festive Farewell Dinner. (FB, FD)

Day 12 Depart Santiago

Say hasta luego to Chile and transfer to the airport for your onward travel arrangements. Choose to extend your stay at the InterContinental Santiago or with an exciting optional extension. (FB)

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Crossovers: These departures operate per the 2016 brochure. Hotels and inclusions may vary. Please inquire at time of booking.

BOOK & PAY EARLY

SAVE A$577 p.p. For details on Trafalgar’s great UP TO

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^ For your chance to save, book by:

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Past guest discount Multiple trip discount Other SAVE up to A$289 p.p. SAVE up to A$144 p.p. savings Young traveller discount A$570 Triple room discount A$275 p.p. ^ Limited availability by departure; check www. trafalgar.com

More about your trip All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 66 for details. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, A$165 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 65. Land and Intra Air: prices include economy air and airrelated charges for flights between Rio de Janeiro-Iguassu, Iguassu-Buenos Aires and Buenos Aires-Santiago and require purchase of round-trip air travel on LATAM between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities (ticket number required). If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2016. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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Trip Style: Discovery

South America Landscapes

A discovery across South America’s most influential and intoxicating countries, the icons of Chile, Argentina and Brazil and stunning Patagonia are brought to life by Insiders and unique experiences.

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Bariloche, Lake District, Argentina

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Your included sights • Orientation of Puerto Varas • Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue, Chile’s wine country, Sugarloaf Mountain and Corcovado • View Devil’s Throat Falls • Cruise in Chile’s Lake Region and on Lake Nahuel Huapi in Argentina

Your Insider Experiences • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. • Cultural Insight Meeting a winemaker in Santiago, tasting chocolate in Bariloche, visiting a Samba school and watching a Tango performance in Buenos Aires. • Be My Guest in Palermo Soho at the home of a local family. • Local Specialist For sightseeing in Santiago, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Iguassu Falls and Rio de Janeiro. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… seeing the famous balcony at the Casa Rosada, from which Eva Peron addressed the crowd, is like stepping back in time. You’ll find yourself drawn into international popular culture as you discover the deep bond between Evita and Buenos Aires.

Day 1 Arrive Santiago (2 Nights)

Welcome to Santiago, the fifth largest city in South America. You will be met by a local host upon arrival at the airport and taken to your luxury hotel in fashionable Las Condes. Hotel: InterContinental Santiago

A Day 2 Santiago Sightseeing

This morning, meet your Local Specialist for an exciting tour of the city and a visit to the Central Market. Then head for the Casablanca Valley, Chile’s wine-producing region known for its premium wines. Visit an exclusive winery where you will enjoy a gourmet Regional Meal lunch served alfresco on the beautiful grounds. After, meet the winemaker for a Cultural Insight and a personalised winery experience, from the vineyards to the bottling process. Then celebrate Chile’s proud wine-making traditions with a wine tasting. The evening is at leisure. Perhaps try a restaurant in the trendy Bellavista District. (FB, RM)

Day 3 Santiago – Puerto Montt –

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

Day 4 Puerto Varas – Lake Crossing – Bariloche (2 Nights) An exciting day awaits as you cross the Andes via land and water. Your first stop is the Petrohue River to see the burbling waterfalls cascade over black volcanic rock. Then cross Todos Los Santos Lake with the mighty Osorno Volcano looming in the background. Keep an eye out for the giant Andean condor gliding over the lake. Back on land, it’s time to sit back and relax

as you drive by breathtaking landscapes of snowcapped mountains, gloriously green forests and sapphire blue lakes. Stop for a lunch in pretty Peulla before crossing the border into Argentina and enjoying a cruise on majestic Lake Nahuel Huapi. Arrive in Bariloche this evening. (FB, L) Hotel: NH Edelweiss Bariloche

A Day 5 Bariloche Sightseeing and

Free Time Discover the natural wonders of one of Argentina’s prettiest areas, known as the “Switzerland of South America.” Meet your Local Specialist and travel along the “Circuito Chico” for spectacular views of forests, mountains and sparkling waters in Nahuel Huapi National Park. Visit lovely Playa Bonita, soak up the scenery from the hilltop of St. Edward’s Chapel on the Llao Llao Peninsula, and ride a chairlift to the top of Cerro Campanario for sweeping views of the high peaks of Catedral and Tronador. Then, learn about Bariloche’s chocolate connection with a visit to the Chocolate Museum and sample a delicious array of this Cultural Insight. The rest of the day is free in Bariloche. (FB)

A Day 6 Bariloche – Buenos Aires (3 Nights) Fly from the edge of Patagonia to the vibrant city of Buenos Aires. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an exclusive Be My Guest in Palermo Soho. You will be welcomed by a local family and residents of this trendy neighbourhood in the fashionable Palermo Viejo. Be delighted as they wine and dine you with homemade family recipes. Discover the secrets of kneading country bread and see members of the family dance the Tango. (FB, BG) Hotel: Emperador Buenos Aires

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Get acquainted with Argentina’s largest city and capital with a Local Specialist. See the Plaza de Mayo and the iconic pink Casa Rosada. View the colourful and fashionable neighbourhoods of La Boca and San Telmo. Stare in awe at the famous Teatro Colon, a landmark in Buenos Aires. Drive along the stately Avenida 9 de Julio, said to be the widest street in the world, to the elegant Recoleta, the cemetery where Eva Peron (Evita), Argentina’s former first lady, is buried. The afternoon is free before a Regional Meal with an authentic taste of world-renowned Argentinian beef. Cap off the evening by watching the best Tango dancers, a Cultural Insight, in Buenos Aires perform. (FB, RM)

Day 8 Buenos Aires Free Time

Relish a morning and afternoon to pursue your own interests where the possibilities are endless. Visit one of the country’s finest museums at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, visit a local market or for a different side of Argentina, perhaps take a trip into the countryside to spend the day at a traditional estancia (ranch) for the Fiesta del Gaucho (festival of the cowboy), with a lively equestrian show and a traditional parrillada (barbecue) lunch. (FB)

A Day 9 Buenos Aires – Iguassu Falls

Take a morning flight to Iguassu Falls, Argentina. Meet your Local Specialist for a visit to Iguassu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to one of the world’s largest waterfalls. Board an openair ecological jungle train and bask in the majesty of the falls. Along the way, take a walk on a catwalk to get an up-close view of the cascades and view the thundering Devil’s Throat Falls. Cross the border into Brazil for a relaxing evening and dinner at your resort. (CB, D) Hotel: Wish Resort Golf Foz de Iguassu

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the falls with a Local Specialist, including a scenic walk through the rainforest at the base of the falls. This afternoon, fly to Rio de Janeiro and transfer to your elegant hotel overlooking pristine Copacabana Beach. (FB) Hotel: Miramar by Windsor

A Day 11 Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing

and Free Time Meet your Rio Local Specialist and ascend Sugarloaf Mountain by cable car where you’ll see unforgettable city and bay views. The afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps take an optional cruise on Guanabara Bay viewing Rio’s picturesque city skyline and Sugarloaf Mountain. (FB)

A Day 12 Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing

Board a classic cogwheel train for the journey to the summit of majestic Corcovado, site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Then, accompanied by your Local Specialist, continue your exploration of the cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city) and its many contrasts from the 18th century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church to the 20th century opera house, Sambadromo, and city cathedral. Later this afternoon, head over to a Samba school where a representative of the school will give a Cultural Insight into how the school prepares for Carnival week. You’ll also be able to view Carnival costumes and for those that desire, participate in a dance lesson. This evening, visit a renowned churrascaria for a festive Farewell Dinner complete with a caipirinha mixing demonstration. (FB, FD)

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More about your trip All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 66 for details. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, A$186 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 65. Land and Intra Air prices include economy air and airrelated charges for flights between Santiago-Puerto Montt, Bariloche-Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires-Iguassu Falls and Iguassu Falls-Rio de Janeiro and require purchase of roundtrip air travel on LATAM between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities (ticket number required). If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2016. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Extend Your Holiday 4 Day Brazilian Amazon See page 61 for more information on this post-extension. 3 Day Easter Island See page 62 for more information on this post extension.

Day 13 Depart Rio de Janeiro

Your day is free until your transfer to the airport or choose to extend your stay at the Miramar by Windsor in Rio de Janeiro. (FB)

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Your included sights • City tour in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Lima and Cusco • See the Teatro Colon, Copacabana Beach and the Casa Rosada • Visit Sugarloaf Mountain, the Christ the Redeemer statue, Iguassu Falls, Awanakancha, Pisac, Ollantaytambo ruins, Machu Picchu, Sacsayhuaman and the Larco Museum • Scenic drive through the Sacred Valley • Iconic train journey between the Sacred Valley and Aguas Calientes aboard the Vistadome train

Your Insider Experiences • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. • Cultural Insight Visit a weaving centre. An animal sanctuary. Stop in at a chicheria. Visit a local Samba school. Watch a Tango performance. • Be My Guest Dine at the home of a local family in Buenos Aires. • Local Specialist in Iguassu, Buenos Aires, Lima and Machu Picchu. Learn about the Larco Museum. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… discovering the vast differences of South America, from the heights of Machu Picchu to the beaches of Rio de Janeiro, and basking in its immense beauty. In every destination you visit, you’ll unlock the character and secrets held within iconic scenery.

Day 1 Arrive Rio de Janeiro (4 Nights)

Bemvindo ao Rio de Janeiro. On arrival at the airport, you will be met by a local host and taken to your luxurious oceanfront hotel. Relax, get settled and enjoy your hotel’s superb location overlooking Copacabana Beach. Hotel: Windsor Atlantica

Day 2 Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and Free Time Enjoy a leisurely morning before joining your Travel Director for an exploration of the cidade maravilhosa (marvellous city) and its many contrasts, from the 18th century aqueduct and colonial Candelaria Church to the 20th century opera house, Sambodromo, and city cathedral. Ascend Sugarloaf Mountain via cable car for astounding bay and city views followed by a festive Welcome Reception with your Travel Director and fellow travellers. (FB, WR) Day 3 Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing and

Free Time Journey by cogwheel train to the summit of majestic Corcovado, site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Back down the mountain, see the song-inspiring Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. The rest of the day is at leisure. This evening, learn how to mix the perfect caipirinha, Brazil’s national cocktail, made with cachaça, and indulge in a traditional Brazilian barbecue Regional Meal at a local churrascaria. (FB, RM)

Day 4 Rio de Janeiro Free Time

Enjoy a full day to discover the wonders of Rio on your own. Choose to embark on an optional half-day journey by jeep into the lush Tijuca National Park—the world’s largest urban rainforest. Perhaps tour one of Rio’s favelas or take a sailboat cruise. Your Travel Director will be happy to help you plan your day. (FB)

A Day 5 Rio de Janeiro – Iguassu Falls (2 Nights) Relax and enjoy a free morning for independent activities. This afternoon, visit a Samba school, a Cultural Insight, sharing how the school operates and prepares for Carnival week. See Carnival props and should you desire, join a Samba dance lesson. Afterward, head to the airport for a short flight to Iguassu Falls. These 275 separate falls cover nearly two miles along the Iguassu River. This evening, enjoy a convivial dinner with your companions at the hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Wish Resort Golf Foz do Iguassu

A Day 6 Iguassu Falls Sightseeing and Free Time Enter Iguassu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and meet your Local Specialist to explore the Brazilian side of Iguassu, including a scenic walk through the rainforest to the base of the cascades. After lunch at a restaurant overlooking the falls, return to your hotel for a leisurely afternoon at your resort. You may wish to join an optional activity such as a jetboat ride under the falls, helicopter flight or a visit to a tropical bird reserve. (FB, L) A Day 7 Iguassu Falls – Buenos Aires (3 Nights) Cross the border into Argentina to see the falls from a different perspective. With a Local Specialist, board an open air ecological jungle train to view the mighty cascades before a guided walk along a scenic catwalk to see the thunderous Devil’s Throat Falls. Afterward, fly to Buenos Aires, Argentina’s exciting capital, renowned for its designer boutiques, fine restaurants, museums and theatres. (FB) Hotel: InterContinental Buenos Aires

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With a Local Specialist, embark on a guided tour of the passionate city where the Tango was born. See the Casa Rosada, Metropolitan Cathedral and other government buildings. Visit the colourful neighbourhoods of La Boca and San Telmo. Stare in awe at the famous Teatro Colon, a landmark in Buenos Aires. Lastly, visit the elegant Recoleta Cemetery where Eva Peron (Evita) is buried. This evening, linger over a Regional Meal and taste of world-renowned Argentinian beef. Cap off the evening by watching the best Tango dancers in Buenos Aires, a Cultural Insight, and experience the passion and power of Argentina’s traditional Tango music. (FB, RM)

A Day 9 Buenos Aires Free Time

Relish a morning and afternoon to pursue your own interests in the ‘Paris of South America’. The possibilities are endless. Visit one of the country’s finest museums at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes. And if you’d like to experience a different side of Argentina, take an optional trip into the countryside to spend the day at a traditional estancia (ranch), including a lively equestrian show and traditional parrillada (barbecue) lunch. Later, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for an exclusive Be My Guest experience in Palermo Soho. You will be welcomed by a local family and long-time residents of this now-trendy neighbourhood. Be delighted as they wine and dine you with homemade family recipes. Discover the secrets of kneading country bread and watch as your hosts demonstrate the art of making typical Argentinian crafts. Spending time with this lively family will create a longlasting memory. (FB, BG)

A Day 10 Buenos Aires – Lima

Bid “Adios” to Buenos Aires and “Hola” to Lima as you fly to Peru. On arrival late this morning, transfer to the hotel where your room is immediately available. After lunch, spend the afternoon exploring Peru’s capital with a Local Specialist. Visit Lima’s colonial sights, including the Plaza

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A Day 11 Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley

This morning, fly to Cusco and head for the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Stop at Awanakancha for a Cultural Insight, where you can see and interact with llamas, alpacas and vicuñas. Enjoy a box picnic lunch before visiting the vibrant market of Pisac, where the local Quechua people gather to sell their produce and handicrafts. Later this afternoon, arrive at your lovely hotel, a former 18th century monastery, in the heart of the Urubamba Valley. Learn about traditional Andean textiles, a Cultural Insight, as you see weavers at work. Enjoy dinner at the hotel. (CB, L, D) Hotel: Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay

A Day 12 Sacred Valley – Machu

Picchu After breakfast, head to Ollantaytambo to visit this famous Inca hilltop fortress built from immense blocks of stone. Then board the Vistadome train (light snack included) and view incredible scenery through panoramic windows as you follow the Rio Vilcanota to the town of Aguas Caliente. Upon arrival, transfer to the entrance gate and begin your exploration of one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Your Local Specialist leads you through the ruins of this once-great fortress, built in the 15th century and abandoned nearly 100 years later with the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors. See the highlights of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the great Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and the Intihuatana, an intricately carved rock most likely used as a sundial or calendar by the Incas. This evening, share your stories with your travelling companions over dinner at the hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: El Mapi by Inkaterra

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Return to Machu Picchu and continue discovering on your own. If you’re feeling adventurous, hike up to the Gate of the Sun for stunning views over the fortress and the valley below. Or view the incredible stonework and amazing feats of engineering required to transport the huge blocks of stone to the top of this isolated mountain. In the early afternoon, descend from your mountaintop aerie and board the train to the Sacred Valley. Then, head toward the great colonial city of Cusco via motorcoach. On the way, stop at a local chicheria for a sample of chicha, a Cultural Insight, and learn how this Peruvian corn beer is made by local women. (FB) Hotel: Novotel Cusco

Day 14 Cusco Sightseeing and Free Time

Take a morning tour of Cusco, the capital of the Incas during their reign. See the highlights of the city including the incredible baroque cathedral on the main Plaza de Armas. Visit the 17th century Church of Santo Domingo, which was built atop the foundations of the Inca Temple of the Sun often referred to as Korikancha. Just outside of town, explore the impressive ruins of the fortress

of Sacsayhuaman, perched on a hill overlooking Cusco. This evening, celebrate your travels through Latin America at a festive Regional Meal of delicious Cusquenian dishes served at a popular local restaurant with a demonstration of ancestral dances. (FB, RM)

Extend Your Holiday 4 Day Brazilian Amazon See page 61 for more information on this pre-extension.

A Day 15 Cusco – Lima

Fly back to Lima late this morning and enjoy an afternoon at leisure. Later meet a Local Specialist, and curator, from the Larco Museum, which houses the largest private collection of pre-Columbian art, and learn about the evolution and cultures of ancient Peruvian societies. Then gather with your travelling companions for a Farewell Dinner in the museum’s garden restaurant. (FB, FD) Hotel: Novotel Lima

Extend Your Holiday 3 Day Easter Island See page 62 for more information on this post-extension. 7 Day Quito and Galapagos Islands Cruise See page 63 for more information on this post-extension.

Day 16 Depart Lima

Say hasta luego to Lima and transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your stay in Lima. (FB) Please note: In some locations, you will be required to walk on uneven terrain and climb stairs without handrails. You should be in good health and be able to walk without assistance.

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Your included sights • Orientation of Puerto Varas • Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue, Pisac, Sacsayhuaman, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, Chile’s wine country, Sugarloaf Mountain and Corcovado • Cruise in Chile’s Lake Region • Scenic drive through the Sacred Valley • Iconic train journey aboard the Vistadome train

Your Insider Experiences • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. • Cultural Insight Visit a living museum in Awanakancha, meet local weavers, learn about chica, enjoy a wine tasting, sample chocolate in Bariloche, at a local Samba school and watching a Tango performance in Buenos Aires. • Be My Guest at Casa Diez Canseco and in Palermo Soho at the home of a local family. • Local Specialist in Lima, Machu Picchu, Cusco, at the Larco Museum, in Santiago, Bariloche, Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires and Rio. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… gliding across the crystal waters of Lake Todos Los Santos and gazing at snow-capped Osomo Volcano, which is almost 9,000 feet high. Natural beauty simply doesn’t get better.

Day 1 Arrive Lima (2 Nights)

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

A Day 2 Lima Free Time and

Sightseeing Kick back, relax and enjoy your morning at the hotel, or perhaps venture out to do some exploring on your own. At lunchtime, meet your Travel Director and head to Casa Diez Canseco, the private home of an illustrious Lima family, and meet the friendly owner for a Welcome Reception and Be My Guest lunch. Learn about the history of your hosts’ ancestors and tour his historic home before celebrating your arrival in Peru with a sumptuous home cooked meal of traditional Peruvian delicacies. After lunch, bid farewell and spend the afternoon exploring Peru’s capital with your Local Specialist. Immerse yourself in the colonial splendour of Lima’s Historic Centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the expansive Plaza de Armas with its impressive cathedral and the stately government palace. Then see the Church of San Francisco and discover its hidden catacombs and splendid architecture. The evening is yours—perhaps try one of Lima’s renowned seafood restaurants. (FB, BG)

A Day 3 Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley

Take a morning flight to Cusco and head for the Sacred Valley. Stop at Awanakancha, a living museum of the Peruvian Andes, and Cultural Insight, where you can see and interact with llamas, alpacas and vicuñas. Enjoy a picnic box lunch before visiting the vibrant market of Pisac where local Quechua people come to sell their

produce and handicrafts. Spend some time browsing the stalls, sip a cup of coca tea to help you acclimate to the altitude and keep your ears open for roving bands playing the traditional music of the Andes. Later this afternoon, arrive at your lovely hotel, a former 18th century colonial-style monastery, surrounded by beautiful gardens in the heart of the Sacred Valley. Learn about Peruvian weaving as you observe centuries-old methods of spinning, dyeing and weaving Andean traditional textiles. Discover this Cultural Insight with Nilda Callanaupa Alvarez, a Quechua scholar and recipient of a TreadRight Foundation grant. This evening, enjoy a convivial dinner with your travelling companions at the hotel. (CB, L, D) Hotel: Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay

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

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Return to Machu Picchu to continue exploring on your own. If you’re feeling adventurous, hike up to the Gate of the Sun for stunning views over the fortress and the valley below. Or view the incredible stonework and amazing feats of engineering required to transport the huge blocks of stone to the top of this isolated mountain. In the early afternoon, board the train to the Sacred Valley. Then head toward the great colonial city of Cusco by coach. On the way, stop at a local chicheria for a taste of chicha, a Cultural Insight, and learn how this Peruvian corn beer is made only by local women. (FB) Hotel: Novotel Cusco

A Day 6 Cusco Sightseeing and Free Time

This morning, embark on a tour of Cusco, the “Imperial City”, and the capital of the Incas during their reign. This lively city, rich in history, bears marks of both the Inca and Spanish who came after them. Enjoy an introduction to the highlights of the city with a Local Specialist, including the incredible baroque Cathedral on the main Plaza de Armas at the heart of the city. Delve deeper into the history of this ancient place at the 17th century Church of Santo Domingo, which was built atop the foundations of the Inca Temple of the Sun, often referred to as Korikancha. Just outside of town, visit the ruins of the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, perched on a hill overlooking Cusco, and see nearby warehouses where the Incas stored their grain. Spend the rest of the afternoon on your own. This evening, gather for a Regional Meal at a local restaurant, enjoying delicious Cusquenian dishes and ancestral dance performances. (FB, RM)

A Day 7 Cusco – Lima

Fly back to Lima late this morning and enjoy an afternoon on your own to do some more exploring, pick up souvenirs or just relax. Later, meet a Local Specialist and curator at the Larco Museum, which houses the largest private collection of pre-Columbian art in the world, and learn about the evolution and cultures of Ancient Peruvian societies. Then gather with your travelling companions for an alfresco dinner in the museum’s garden restaurant. (FB, DW) Hotel: Novotel Lima

Day 8 Lima – Santiago (2 Nights)

Today, fly from Peru to Chile. Welcome to Santiago, the fifth largest city in South America. On arrival in Peru, you will be taken to your

luxury hotel in fashionable Las Condes. (FB) Hotel: InterContinental Santiago

A Day 9 Santiago Sightseeing

This morning, meet your Local Specialist for an exciting tour of the city and a visit to the Central Market. Then head for the Casablanca Valley, Chile’s wine-producing region known for its premium wines. Visit an exclusive winery where you will enjoy a gourmet Regional Meal lunch served alfresco on the beautiful grounds. After, meet the winemaker for a Cultural Insight and a personalised winery experience, from the vineyards to the bottling process. Then celebrate Chile’s proud wine-making traditions with a wine tasting. The evening is at leisure. Perhaps try a restaurant in the trendy Bellavista District. (FB, RM)

Day 10 Santiago – Puerto Montt – Puerto Varas Fly south from the Chilean capital to Puerto Montt, one of Chile’s beautiful coastal ports. Then it’s on to Puerto Varas for a tour of the “City of Roses” on the way to your lakeside hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy before an included dinner in the evening. (FB, D) Hotel: Cabana del Lago

St. Edward’s Chapel on the Llao Llao Peninsula, and ride a chairlift to the top of Cerro Campanario for sweeping views of the high peaks of Catedral and Tronador. Then, learn about Bariloche’s chocolate connection with a visit to the Chocolate Museum. After a briefing on almost 2,000 years of chocolate history, view the production area and sample a delicious array of this Cultural Insight. The rest of the day is free in Bariloche. (FB)

A Day 13 Bariloche – Buenos Aires (3 Nights)

Fly from the edge of Patagonia to the vibrant city of Buenos Aires. Join your Travel Director and fellow travellers this evening for an exclusive Be My Guest in Palermo Soho. You will be welcomed by a local family and long-time residents of this nowtrendy neighbourhood in the fashionable Palermo Viejo. Be delighted as they wine and dine you with homemade family recipes. Discover the secrets of kneading country bread and watch as your hosts demonstrate the art of typical Tango. Spending time with this lively family will create a long-lasting memory. (FB, BG) Hotel: Emperador Buenos Aires

A Day 14 Buenos Aires Sightseeing

Bariloche (2 Nights) An exciting day awaits as you cross the Andes via land and water. Your first stop is the Petrohue River to see the burbling waterfalls cascade over black volcanic rock. Then cross Todos Los Santos Lake with the mighty Osorno Volcano looming in the background. Keep an eye out for the giant Andean condor gliding over the lake. Back on land, it’s time to sit back and relax as you drive by breathtaking landscapes of snowcapped mountains, gloriously green forests and sapphire blue lakes. Stop for a delicious lunch in pretty Peulla before crossing the border into Argentina and enjoying a cruise on majestic Lake Nahuel Huapi. Arrive in Bariloche this evening. (FB, L) Hotel: NH Edelweiss Bariloche

Get acquainted with Argentina’s largest city and capital with a Local Specialist. See the Plaza de Mayo and the iconic pink Casa Rosada. View the colourful and fashionable neighbourhoods of La Boca, San Telmo and Palermo. Stare in awe at the famous Teatro Colon, a landmark in Buenos Aires. Drive along the stately Avenida 9 de Julio, said to be the widest street in the world, to the elegant Recoleta, the impressive cemetery where Eva Peron (Evita), Argentina’s former first lady, is buried. The afternoon is free for you to relax or explore further. This evening, linger over a Regional Meal with an authentic taste of world-renowned Argentinian beef. Cap off the evening by watching the best Tango dancers in Buenos Aires perform, a Cultural Insight, and experience the passion and power of Argentina’s beloved traditional music. (FB, RM)

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A Day 16 Buenos Aires – Iguassu Falls Take a morning flight to Iguassu Falls, Argentina. Meet your Local Specialist for a visit to Iguassu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to one of the world’s largest waterfalls and to such endangered species as the giant otter and giant anteater. Board an open-air ecological jungle train and bask in the majesty of the many different views and perspectives of the falls. Along the way, take a walk on a protruding catwalk to get an up-close view of the cascades and view the thundering Devil’s Throat Falls. End your adventure by crossing the border into Brazil for a relaxing evening and dinner at your resort. (CB, D) Hotel: Wish Resort Golf Foz de Iguassu

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A Day 18 Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing

and Free Time Meet your Local Specialist and ascend Sugarloaf Mountain by cable car. From this vantage point, the views of the city and bay are unforgettable. The afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps take an optional cruise on Guanabara Bay viewing Rio’s picturesque city skyline and Sugarloaf Mountain from the water. (FB)

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Your day is free until your transfer to the airport or choose to extend your stay in Rio de Janeiro at the Miramar by Windsor. For your comfort, you room is reserved until 6 p.m. (FB) Please note: In some locations, you will be required to walk on uneven terrain and climb stairs without handrails. You should be in good health and be able to walk without assistance.

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More about your trip All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 66 for details. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, A$287 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 65. Treadright: See page 22 for details. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Land and Intra Air prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Lima-Cusco, Cusco-Lima, LimaSantiago, Santiago-Puerto Montt, Bariloche-Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires-Iguassu Falls and Iguassu Falls-Rio de Janeiro and require purchase of round-trip air travel on LATAM between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities (ticket number required). If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2016. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com. Note: On the train to Machu Picchu, only hand luggage (overnight bag) can be taken. Your suitcase will be securely stored and returned to you in Cusco. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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Day 1 Arrive Rio de Janeiro (4 Nights) Bemvindo ao Rio de Janeiro. On arrival at the airport, you’ll be met and taken to your lovely oceanfront hotel. Relax, get settled and enjoy your hotel’s superb location overlooking Copacabana Beach. Hotel: Windsor Atlantica

Day 2 Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing

Your included sights • City tour in Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Lima and Cusco • Visit the Christ the Redeemer statue, Iguassu Falls, Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires, Central Market, the Church of San Francisco, Machu Picchu, Sacsayhuaman Cathedral, the Temple of Korikancha, Lake Titicaca and the Larco Museum

Your Insider Experiences • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure. • Cultural Insight At a local Samba school, with a Tango performance, with a blessing from a Shaman, at an animal rescue sanctuary, learn about the natural techniques of local weavers and chica. • Be My Guest With a local family in Palermo Soho and Chef Ignacio in Lima. • Authentic Accommodation Experience the utmost in luxury at the Palacio del Inka. • Local Specialist In Iguassu Falls, Buenos Aires, Santiago, Lima, Machu Picchu, Cusco, the National Museum of Cusco, Temple of Korikancha, Juliaca, at Lake Titicaca and the Larco Museum. For more Insider Experiences, look for this symbol

You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… meeting a local family in Palermo Soho, in the heart of Buenos Aires. They’ll teach you how to make bread using a local recipe, and share their family stories over a tasty meal of regional dishes and local wine.

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

Day 3 Rio de Janeiro Sightseeing

and Free Time Journey by cogwheel train to the summit of majestic Corcovado, site of the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Back down the mountain, see the songinspiring Copacabana and Ipanema beaches. The rest of the day is at leisure. This evening, learn to mix the national cocktail, the caipirinha, and indulge in a traditional Regional Meal barbecue at a local churrascaria. (FB, RM)

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Enjoy a full day to explore the wonders of Rio on your own. Optional activities include a tour into the nearby favelas, a sailboat cruise and a helicopter flight over Copacabana Beach. (FB)

A Day 5 Rio de Janeiro – Iguassu Falls (2 Nights) Relax and enjoy a free morning for independent activities. This afternoon, visit

a Samba school, a Cultural Insight, to see how the school operates and prepares for Carnival week. See Carnival props and should you desire, join a Samba dance lesson. Afterward, head to the airport for the short flight to Iguassu Falls. These 275 separate falls cover nearly two miles along the Iguassu River. This evening, enjoy a convivial dinner with your companions at the hotel. (FB, D) Hotel: Iguassu Resort

A Day 6 Iguassu Falls Sightseeing and Free Time Enter Iguassu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and meet your Local Specialist to explore the Brazilian side of Iguassu, including a scenic walk through the rainforest to the base of the falls. After lunch at a restaurant overlooking the falls, return to your hotel for a leisurely afternoon at your resort. You may wish to join an optional activity such as a jetboat ride to the base of the falls or a helicopter flightseeing tour. (FB, L) A Day 7 Iguassu Falls – Buenos Aires

(3 Nights) Cross the border into Argentina and board an open-air ecological jungle train for a different perspective of the cascades with a Local Specialist and walk along a scenic catwalk to see the thunderous Devil’s Throat Falls. Then fly to Buenos Aires, a city renowned for its boutiques, fine dining and museums. (FB) Hotel: InterContinental Buenos Aires

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Free Time Embark on an in-depth tour with a Local Specialist to see the Casa Rosada, Metropolitan Cathedral and other government buildings; the colourful neighbourhood of La Boca, San Telmo and lovely Palermo. Lastly, visit the Recoleta Cemetery where Argentina’s former First Lady, Eva Peron (Evita), is buried. This

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A full day at leisure—explore on your own or perhaps take an optional trip to a traditional estancia (ranch) and learn about the life of a gaucho (cowboy) while enjoying a barbecue lunch and equestrian show. This evening, enjoy an exclusive Be My Guest experience in Palermo Soho. You will be welcomed by a local family, who are long-time residents of this nowtrendy neighbourhood. Be delighted, as they wine and dine you with homemade family recipes in the kitchen. Spending time with this lively family will be a memory you won’t soon forget. (FB, BG)

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Sightseeing (2 Nights) Bid “Adios” to Buenos Aires and say “Hola” to Santiago as you fly to the Chilean capital. Meet your Local Specialist for a tour of this vibrant city, travelling past Club Hipico—the regal racetrack—and sprawling Parque O’Higgins. Drive along Alameda Avenue past the University of Chile on your way to the dynamic Plaza de Armas with its fountains and sculptures. Head up San Cristobal Hill for panoramic views of the city and the snowcapped Andes. Later, settle into your hotel, situated in the heart of one of Santiago’s most beautiful neighbourhoods, and a prime location close to charming boutiques, bars and restaurants. This evening is at leisure. (FB) Hotel: InterContinental Santiago

Day 11 Valparaiso Sightseeing

Today, set out on a tour of Valparaiso city, formerly a major stopover for ships travelling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. This afternoon, visit a Chilean winery and sample a variety of local wines from the region before returning to Santiago. Later, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant with your fellow travellers. (FB, DW)

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This morning, fly from Santiago to Lima, dubbed the “City of Kings” by conquistador Francisco Pizarro in 1535. Take some time to relax and get settled in to your hotel in fashionable Miraflores. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Miraflores

A Day 13 Lima Free Time and Sightseeing Late this morning, a special experience is waiting to welcome you to beautiful Peru. Meet Ignacio Barrios, a young chef who has worked alongside many of Peru’s award-winning chefs. Visit a local market where Ignacio will explain how Peruvian fruits, vegetables, seafood and meat are the bases of diverse Peruvian cooking. Afterward, visit Ignacio’s cooking school where you will see a demonstration on how to prepare some of Peru’s most popular foods including quinoa and fruit salad. Then enjoy a Be My Guest Lunch of typical Peruvian dishes. After lunch, meet your Local Specialist and start your city tour of the highlights of Lima. Enjoy Lima’s ancient districts and visit the Church of San Francisco, the most notable group of colonial buildings in the city. Its unique wooden cupola of Moorish design covers the imperial staircase. Explore the impressive underground catacombs, a religious art museum and extensive library. This evening is yours to enjoy. (FB, BG) A Day 14 Lima – Cusco – Sacred

Valley Fly to Cusco this morning. On the drive to the Sacred Valley, stop to meet a Shaman who will perform a Pago a la Tierra (Payment to Mother Earth) ceremony, an ancient ritual of the Andean culture and Cultural Insight to welcome you to Cusco and bless your trip. Afterward, stop to visit an animal rescue sanctuary in Cochahuasi, another Cultural Insight, where animals are being protected and rehabilitated. Here you will also learn about the natural dyeing techniques used by native weavers, a Cultural Insight. ...continued on next page

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A Day 15 Sacred Valley – Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu Visit the Inca stronghold of Ollantaytambo. Then head toward Machu Picchu aboard the Vistadome train (light snack included). Panoramic views of the valley and mountains are sure to delight. Once you arrive at this UNESCO World Heritage Site, explore the stunning ruins of this once-great fortress with a Local Specialist. Visit the great Temple of the Sun, the House of the Priest, the Sacred Plaza and the intricately carved Intihuatana. Later, if you’re interested in participating, a cooking class will be offered by the hotel’s head chef where you will learn how to prepare Peruvian ceviche and mix the perfect pisco sour. Dinner is at the hotel this evening. (FB, D) Hotel: Sumaq Machu Picchu A Day 16 Machu Picchu – Cusco (2 Nights) Return to Machu Picchu and continue exploring on your own. Perhaps hike up to the Gate of the Sun for stunning views. This evening is free to explore Cusco or simply enjoy the amenities of your elegant five star hotel. (FB) Hotel: Palacio del Inka, a Starwood Luxury Collection Hotel Authentic Accommodation

A Day 17 Cusco Sightseeing and Free Time

Meet a Local Specialist and begin the day with a visit to Sacsayhuaman, an impressive site of ruins towering over Cusco and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then visit the Cathedral, a stunning example of colonial architecture that was completed in 1694 after over 100 years of construction. Also visit bohemian San Blas, a unique neighbourhood with artisan shops and craft workshops. Stroll the cobblestone streets and admire the Incan Walls. Learn more about the nearby 13th century Incan settlement of Qoriwayrachina with a Local Specialist like Peter Frost who found this hidden site back in 1999. The afternoon is free followed by a your choice dining experience, giving you the option to eat at one of several local restaurants. (FB, YC)

A Day 19 Lake Titicaca Excursion

Discover the floating Uros Islands on lovely Lake Titicaca aboard a cruise with a Local Specialist. The islands are constructed out of reeds by the native Uros Indians. Embark on a private tour of Taquile Island to meet the local Quechuaspeaking villagers, renowned for their knitting and weaving techniques. Learn more about the culture of the people living on the island and enjoy a Regional Meal before some free time this afternoon. Perhaps join an optional outing to a pre-Incan burial ground at sunset. Tonight, dinner is at a local restaurant in Puno. (FB, RM, D)

A Day 20 Puno – Juliaca – Lima

This morning, your journey continues with a flight to Lima. Take advantage of some free time this afternoon. Tonight, experience one of Lima’s most renowned museums after dark with a Local Specialist. Visit the Larco Museum, full of pre-Columbian artefacts such as jewelry, ceramics and pots that offer insight into the cultures of ancient Peru. You’ll then sit down to a gourmet Farewell Dinner of Peruvian cuisine, overlooking the museum’s beautiful gardens; a night of great food and culture celebrating your Peruvian holiday. (FB, FD) Hotel: Hilton Miraflores

Day 21 Depart Lima

Say hasta luego to Peru and transfer to the airport for your flight home, or if you like, extend your stay at the Hilton Miraflores. (FB)

Cultures and Contrasts of South America with Paracas and Nazca Lines Optional Extension (Ref: LCAP) Day 1 to Day 19

These days will operate as shown on the Cultures and Contrasts of South America itinerary, Days 1-19.

Day 20 Puno – Juliaca – Lima – Paracas

(2 Nights) Fly back to Lima this morning and travel south along the Pan American Highway to Paracas for a closer look at rural life in Peru (box lunch included). Dinner is at your hotel. (FB, L, D) Hotel: Aranwa Paracas Resort and Spa

A Day 21 Paracas – Nazca Lines Flight

Explore the Regional Museum of Ica with Paracas weavings and textiles, well-preserved mummies and a scale model of the Nazca Lines. Then take to the skies as you soar high over the coastal desert to see the enigmatic Nazca Lines, gigantic geometric designs created between 400 and 600 AD, viewable only from the air. Then visit Bodega El Catador to learn about and taste the finest Pisco, a Cultural Insight, in the countryside. The rest of the day is free. (FB, D)

A Day 22 Paracas – Ballestas Islands –

Lima Cruise the uninhabited Ballestas Islands, a “mini-Galapagos” teeming with wildlife including fur seals, sea lions, dolphins, penguins and birds, including the blue-footed booby. See another mysterious design in the earth—the majestic Candelabra. Back on dry land, travel back to Lima. Upon arrival, freshen up and visit the Larco Museum to learn about ancient Peruvian cultures with a Local Specialist, before enjoying a festive Farewell Dinner with wine in the garden restaurant of the museum. (FB, FD) Hotel: Hilton Miraflores

Day 23 Depart Lima

Say hasta luego to Peru and transfer to the airport for your flight home or extend your holiday in Lima at the Hilton Miraflores. (FB) From A$755 per person twin share, A$400 single supplement This is a locally hosted extension.

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Your included sights • City tour in Santiago and Ushuaia • Visit Bernardo O’Higgins National Park, Torres del Paine National Park, Los Glaciares National Park and Tierra del Fuego National Park • View the Serrano Glacier • Cruise through Patagonia’s glaciers • Scenic drive from Puerto Natales to Torres del Paine National Park and from Torres del Paine National Park to El Calafate

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You’ll enjoy Insider moments like… visiting Ushuaia, the “end of the world” and southernmost city in South America. It’s taking in the majestic scenery of glaciers and blue waters of Puerto Montt and Torres del Paine National Park.

Day 1 Arrive Santiago (2 Nights)

Bienvenido a Santiago. On arrival to the airport, you will be met by a local host and taken to your hotel. Get settled into your room or set out and explore the vibrant city of Santiago. This evening, join your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception. (WR) Hotel: InterContinental Santiago

A Day 2 Santiago Sightseeing

This morning, meet your Local Specialist for an exciting tour of the city and a visit to the Central Market. Later, savour a lively dinner in the trendy Bellavista district of Santiago. (FB, DW)

Day 3 Santiago – Punta Arenas

Enjoy a leisurely morning in the city before bidding farewell to Santiago and flying to Punta Arenas, the southern most region of South America. Relax and get settled in at your hotel. (FB) Hotel: Dreams del Estrecho

Day 4 Punta Arenas – Puerto Natales (2 Nights) This morning enjoy a tour of the city famous for its European charm. It is the southernmost continental town in South America, founded at the shores of the Magellan Strait in 1848. Visit the Museum Salesiano run by Salesian monks where two floors of photographs are exhibited to show Patagonia in earlier years. (FB) Hotel: Costaustralis Day 5 Balmaceda and Serrano

Glaciers Excursion Begin an adventurous trip via the Rio Serrano, passing the Southern Icefield (Campo de Hielo Sur) toward the Serrano Glacier. Upon arrival, explore the impressive glacier and afterward, hike a short 30 minutes through unspoiled, cool rainforest to Seno Ultima Esperanza (“Fjord of

the Last Hope”). See the incomparable landscape of Bernardo O’Higgins National Park, Chile’s largest nature reserve with majestic mountain scenery where you will enjoy lunch. Then continue through the fjord by boat with views of Balmaceda Glacier in the background. (FB, L)

A Day 6 Puerto Natales – Torres Del Paine National Park Today see one of the world’s most spectacular scenic regions—Torres del Paine National Park. It covers an area of 436 square miles (1,200 square kilometres) and was declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1978. Your Local Specialist shows you cascading waterfalls, roaring creeks, shimmering lakes and jagged spires of mountains, all of which are just a part of what the National Park offers. En route, visit the legendary and impressive Milodon Cave where a gigantic, prehistoric ground sloth fossil was discovered, and see a replica of it inside of the cave. Visit the viewpoints Los Cuernos and Lago Pehoe, the spectacular Salto Grande (“Big Waterfall”) and Lago Grey, which provide marvellous vistas of the Grey Glacier. Admire the park’s fauna including herds of guanacos, foxes, swans, and several other bird species. A box lunch is provided. Dinner is served at your hotel, offering superb views of Torres del Paine National Park. (FB, L, DW) Hotel: Rio Serrano Day 7 Torres del Paine National Park –

El Calafate (2 Nights) Enjoy another chance to revel in the stunning scenery and wildlife of the Patagonian steppe during the drive across the border into Argentina. After stopping at Cancha Carrera, continue your land journey to El Calafate, a charming lakeside town and the gateway to Los Glaciares National Park. For 65 million

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years, the land here evolved from chaotic volcanic eruptions and massive glaciers, creating a jagged landscape of interconnected fjords, channels and mountainside glacial lakes. The name El Calafate comes from the calafate bush which locals say when you eat its berries it ensures your return to this mystical region. (FB) Hotel: Kosten Aike

A Day 8 Los Glaciares National Park Excursion Embark upon a full-day excursion with a Local Specialist to Los Glaciares National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Los Glaciares is the second largest National Park in Argentina and comprises more than 1,600 square miles (4,400 square kilometres) and nearly 50 large glaciers. These glaciers are fed by a giant ice cap (the largest continental ice extension after Antarctica) that originates in the Andes and occupies over a third of the park’s total area. Discover the wondrous Perito Moreno Glacier, a pristine marvel towering nearly 200 feet (60 metres) above Lake Argentino. It is named after Francisco Moreno, a 19th century Argentinian explorer who helped resolve his country’s border dispute with neighbouring Chile. The constant, cyclical movement of Perito Moreno’s ice mass often forces the glacier to “calve”— an iceberg “birthing” process in which smaller chunks of ice fracture and break off from the glacier to thunderous noise. This spectacle can occur at any time, so keep your fingers crossed. However, ice isn’t the only thing

you’ll see today: just east of the ice fields are areas of southern beach forest and windswept steppe. This evening, enjoy some time on your own. (FB)

A Day 9 El Calafate – Ushuaia (2 Nights) Fly to Ushuaia and explore the world’s southernmost city with a Local Specialist. Visit the legendary Jail of Recidivists that has preserved its impressive architecture as well as its notorious history. You will also see the first settlers’ houses, visit the harbour and Paseo del Centenario—a great spot to take in the panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. Afterward, see the Bebán House, once considered the most prestigious in Ushuaia. Later, visit the central portion of the city and the restricted area of the Naval Base. Your evening is free. (FB) Hotel: Los Yamanas A Day 10 Tierra del Fuego National

Park Excursion Explore Tierra del Fuego National Park with a Local Specialist, stopping first at the End of the World Train Station. At the park, observe the most incredible native animals such as red foxes, woodpeckers, steamer ducks, condors, eagles and beavers cohabitating in a spectacular environment. Explore the park through a combination of touring and nature walks. Different from other parks, Tierra del Fuego National Park has it all, the ocean, forests and mountains. Inside the park, find the biological richness of Tierra del Fuego Island and its beautiful scenery, where its forest is made up of valleys of

peat and lichens. Ensenada Bay, Roca Lake and Lapataia Bay give colour to this unique place that still hold reminders of its ancestral inhabitants: the Yámanas. Back at your hotel, the afternoon is free to relax at the hotel spa or perhaps take an optional catamaran cruise on the Beagle Channel. This evening, join your Travel Director and new friends to enjoy a Farewell Dinner celebrating your experiences from this unforgettable trip. (FB, FD)

Day 11 Ushuaia – Depart Buenos Aires

Today, say goodbye as your Patagonian Grand Adventure comes to an end. Board your flight to Buenos Aires. Upon arrival at the domestic airport, you will be transferred to Ezeiza International Airport for your flight home, or the Emperador Hotel for those extending their stay in Buenos Aires. (FB) Please note: Final included flight from Ushuaia to Buenos Aires may change. Typical airport arrival into Buenos Aires is approximately 5:30 p.m., but please speak with reservations when booking your international flights.

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Day 11 Arrive Buenos Aires (2 Nights)

After your flight from Ushuaia, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in the heart of Buenos Aires. The evening is free for you to relax or take in the sights of the eclectic city around you. (FB) Hotel: Emperador Buenos Aires

Day 12 Buenos Aires Sightseeing and Free Time This morning, embark on an in-depth tour of the city. See the Casa Rosada, Metropolitan Cathedral and other government buildings. Pass through the

colourful neighborhood of La Boca, see San Telmo, and lovely Palermo. Stare in awe at the famous Teatro Colon, a landmark in Buenos Aires. Lastly, visit the Recoleta Cemetery where Argentina’s former first lady, Eva Peron (Evita) is buried. The evening is free for you to continue your exploration or try a local restaurant. (FB)

Day 13 Depart Buenos Aires

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More about your trip All prices are per person, twin share. WI-FI: see page 66 for details. Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. Gratuities: Option to pre-pay gratuities for Travel Director and Driver, A$162 per person. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 65. Cruise Connection: This trip starts or ends in a popular cruise port, so you can combine with a more in-depth guided holiday. Land and Intra Air: prices include economy air and airrelated charges for flights between Santiago-Punta Arenas, El Calafate-Ushuaia and Ushuaia-Buenos Aires and require purchase of round-trip air travel on LATAM between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities (ticket number required). If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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Peruvian Amazon

5 Days from A$1195

This locally hosted pre-itinerary extension is only available in conjunction with: Highlights of Peru (pages 36-37); In the Footsteps of the Incas (pages 38-39); Land of the Incas (pages 40-41) and Icons of South America (pages 51-53).

1 Sep Thu – 31 Dec Sat 17 Jan Tue – 31 Mar Fri

Ref: LPERU Twin Share 1195 1250

Triple Room Discount 50 50

Single Room Supplement 325 325

More about your trip Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 65. Land and Intra-Air: Above prices include economy air and air-related charges for the flights Lima-Puerto Maldonado and Puerto Maldonado-Lima, require purchase of Highlights of Peru; Land of the Incas; In the Footsteps of the Incas or Icons of South America and require purchase of round-trip air travel on LATAM between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities (ticket number required). If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2016. For up-to-date information, visit www. trafalgar.com.

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Day 1 Arrive Lima

Fly to Lima, Peru (not included in holiday price). Upon arrival in Lima, you’ll be met and escorted to your airport hotel where the rest of the day is free. Hotel: Ramada Costa del Sol Lima Airport

Day 2 Lima – Puerto Maldonado – Corto Maltes Amazonia (3 Nights) This morning, fly to remote Puerto Maldonado; then enjoy a journey on the Madre de Rios River to your jungle lodge. Get your first taste of the rainforest as your expert guide introduces you to the trees, medicinal plants, insects and animals that call the jungle home. Before dinner, take a short caiman-spotting expedition aboard a small boat. (FB, L, D) Hotel: Corto Maltes Amazonia Day 3 Amazon Exploration

Enjoy breakfast, then watch monkeys cavorting among the trees of Monkey Island. A short boat ride takes you into the Tambopata Candamo National Reserve. Disembark and hike through the jungle, marvelling at towering green walls of

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Enjoy the morning at leisure to stroll the grounds or take a dip in the pool. Then immerse yourself in local culture with members of the Ese’eja tribe and visit a local farm to learn about traditional Amazonian agriculture. Later, relish your last dinner in the rainforest and watch the stars twinkle in the great night sky. (FB, L, D)

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Maldonado – Lima This morning, enjoy a dawn excursion to a popular feeding area for multi-coloured parrots. Then after breakfast, bid farewell to the Amazon and head back to Puerto Maldonado for your flight to Lima, where you join your holiday on Day 1. (FB)

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Brazilian Amazon

4 Days from A$1775

This locally hosted pre and post-itinerary extension is only available in conjunction with: Impressions of South America (pages 42-43); Best of South America (pages 44-45); South America Landscapes (pages 46-47); South America Revealed (pages 48-50); Icons of South America (pages 51-53) and Cultures and Contrasts of South America (pages 54-56).

1 Jan Fri – 31 Dec Sat 17 Jan Tue – 31 Mar Fri

Ref: LBRAZ Twin Share 1775 1775

Triple Room Discount 25 25

Single Room Supplement 425 375

More about your trip Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 65. Land and Intra Air: Above prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Manaus-Rio de Janeiro (pre-extension) or Rio de Janeiro-Manaus (post-extension), and require purchase of the Impressions of South America, Best of South America, South America Revealed, South America Landscapes, Icons of South America or Cultures and Contrasts of South America holiday and require purchase of round-trip air travel on LATAM between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities (ticket number required). If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2016. For up-to-date information, visit www.trafalgar.com. Please note: When booking this as a pre-extension we recommend you purchase an extra night in Manaus on arrival if your flight arrives during the early morning hours to ensure your hotel room is available for immediate occupancy. WI-FI: see page 66 for details. All prices are per person, twin share. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

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Day 1 Arrive Manaus

Day 3 Amazon Exploration

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

Day 4 Amazon – Manaus – Rio de Janeiro Visit Monkey Forest, a rehabilitation centre and wildlife refuge, to watch the rescued monkeys eat and play. Then say goodbye to the Amazon as you return to Manaus Airport for your flight to Rio de Janeiro where you will join your holiday on Day 1. Guests joining from Icons of South America or South America Landscapes will end their holiday at Manaus Airport for their flight home. (FB) Airport arrival will be at 11 am, please be aware when booking flights.

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

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

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Easter Island

3 Days from A$1350

This locally hosted post-itinerary extension is available in conjunction with Highlights of Peru (pages 36-37); In the Footsteps of the Incas (pages 38-39; Land of the Incas (pages 40-41); Best of South America (pages 44-45); South America Revealed (pages 48-50); Cultures and Contrasts of South America (pages 54-56); or as a pre-itinerary extension with South American Landscapes (pages 46-47) and Patagonian Grand Adventure (pages 57-59).

1 Jan Sun – 31 Dec Sun

Ref: LEAST Twin Share 1350

Single Room Supplement 475

More about your trip Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 65. Please Note: Due to flight schedule, an additional overnight in Santiago for either pre or post extensions is required and is included in the cost of your trip. Hotel in Santiago will be the Holiday Inn Santiago Airport. On Best of South America and South America Landscapes, the Santiago hotel will be the InterContinental Santiago.

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Day 1 Arrive Easter Island (2 Nights)

Arrive on Easter Island, the cradle of an enigmatic culture that persists to this day. The language, music and traditions remain alive among the island’s inhabitants, while the enormous carved stone Moai tell of a more remote past. Be greeted by your local host and transferred to your hotel. After checking in, enjoy a private guided excursion to Ahu Akivi. Ahus signify the site of a sacred ceremony that has taken place on the island. The restored site of Ahu Akivi with its seven Moai statues represents the seven explorers who were sent to Rapa Nui by the king Hotu Matua. Continue on to ancient Ahu Hanga Poukura and visit the Puna Pau quarry with its red scoria stone. Hotel: Tahatai or Otai Rapanui

Day 2 Easter Island Sightseeing

Enjoy a privately guided excursion as you drive to the southern coast and witness the perfectly preserved Ahu Vaihu in the bay of Hanga Te’e. Proceed to Rano Raraku, a quarry of almost 900 stone statues—397 of them still located at the slopes of the Rano Kau volcano. Visit Ahu Tongariki, the largest ahu on

the island. Continue to the eastern coast and visit Ahu Te Pito Kura and the “Navel of the World”. Afterward, visit scenic Anakena beach where you have the opportunity to enjoy the splendour of the Pacific Ocean. (CB, L)

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Depart Easter Island This morning, another private excursion takes you up to the extinct Rano Kau volcano, as you take in the majestic views of the whole island along the way. Bear witness to its distinct geological features overlooking a crater lake. Afterward, drive to the ceremonial village of Orongo where you can see spectacular petroglyphs related to the local culture. Enjoy breathtaking views of the three islets of Motu Nui, Motu Iti and Motu Kao Kao on the opposite coast. Drive down to Ahu Vinapu for further evidence of the pre-Incan architectural influence in present-day Easter Island. Stop at the Ana Kai Tangata to view its ornate paintings from the outside. Return to your hotel before being transferred to the airport for your flight later this afternoon. (CB) Sightseeing ends at 12 p.m., please be aware when booking your flights.

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Prince Philip’s Steps

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Day 1 Lima – Quito (2 Nights)

Fly to Quito where you will be greeted at the airport and taken to your hotel. (FB) Hotel: Hilton Colon Quito

Day 2 Quito Sightseeing and Free Time

Visit the historical centre of Quito, which was the first place in the world to be designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and travel to the “Middle of the World” to stand on the Equator. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. (FB)

Day 3 Quito – Galapagos Cruise

(4 Nights) – Santa Cruz Island (This will be Day 1 of extension for guests joining from Secrets of Ecuador from Guayaquil). Fly to Baltra Island and transfer by ferry to Santa Cruz Island. Visit Las Bachas and its salt water lagoons. These lagoons are the feeding grounds for many different types of wading birds, from stilts to flamingos. Board your ship and enjoy a Welcome Drink before dinner. (FB, L, D) Accommodation: M/V Santa Cruz II

Day 4 Galapagos Cruise – Santiago Island Explore the coastline along the impressive cliffs of Buccaneer Cove. Enjoy fantastic natural formations such as the “Elephant Rock”, “The Bishop” and an impressive natural cave. Depart for Santiago Island and Puerto Egas where you might catch a glimpse of some marine birds amidst the landscape of tuff-stone layers and lava flows. (FB, L, D)

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SAN CRISTOBAL ISLAND Puerto Baquerizo Moreno & Tortoise Breeding Centre

Day 5 Galapagos Cruise – Rábida Island

- Bartolomé Island Land near a red-coloured beach on Rábida Island where sea lions and marine iguanas hang out on the rocks. Choose, with your choice sightseeing, from getting up close and personal with the vibrant undersea colonies with a snorkel excursion, or a glass bottom or panga boat ride. Visit Bartolomé Island with its breathtaking landscape. Hike to the summit for impressive views. The island is also home to the Galapagos Penguin, the only existing species of penguin that live near the Equator. (FB, L, D)

7 Days Land, Cruise and Intra Air from A$5875 1 Jan Sun – 31 Dec Sun Horizon Deck Expedition Deck

Twin Share 5875 6075

(Ref: LCRZ7) Single Room Supplement 4675 4895

Child <12 4875 5025

5 Days Land, Cruise and Intra Air (Ref: LCRZ5) from A$5650 1 Jan Sun – 31 Dec Sun Horizon Deck Expedition Deck

Twin Share 5650 5875

Single Room Supplement 4675 4895

SOUTH AMERICA

Galapagos Islands Cruise – M/V Santa Cruz II

Child <12 4650 4825

More about your trip Guaranteed Room Share is not available on this trip. For the best savings and to avoid disappointment book early. For extra nights’ accommodation see page 65. Land and Intra Air: Above prices include economy air and air-related charges for flights between Lima-Quito, Quito-Galapagos and Galapagos-Guayaquil (GuayaquilGalapagos, Galapagos-Guayaquil, Guayaquil-Baltra and San Cristobal-Guayaquil for Secrets of Ecuador), require purchase of Secrets of Ecuador, Highlights of Peru, Land of the Incas, or South America Revealed holiday and require purchase of round-trip air travel on LATAM between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities (ticket number required). If flying with another airline between your gateway city and the itinerary’s start and end gateway cities, the above prices will be higher. Prices are accurate as of 1 May 2016. For up-to-date information, visit www. trafalgar.com. Above prices include: Galapagos National Park Fee: US$100 per adult (US$50 per child under 11); Galapagos Transit Control Card: US$20 per person, all taxes and tips while on the cruise. Note: Cruise itinerary is subject to change without prior notice depending on weather and National Park conditions. 5 Day Extension option is for guests joining from the Secrets of Ecuador trip. Guests will join the listed itinerary on Day 3. Availability is limited; single and triple cabins are on a request basis only - book early! WI-FI: see page 66 for details. All prices are per person, twin share. Visit www.trafalgar.com for availability, up-to-date itineraries and Optional Experiences.

Day 6 Galapagos Cruise – Genovesa Island The morning begins with a climb to a flat rocky plateau. Along the way, you might have the chance to observe large colonies of Nazca and red footed boobies and great frigate birds. Or perhaps enjoy a panga boat ride along the cliffs (weather conditions permitting). In the afternoon, land at Darwin Bay to enjoy some swimming and/or snorkelling. Later, enjoy a leisurely stroll to observe more of the native wildlife. (FB, L, D) Day 7 Galapagos Cruise – San Cristobal

Island – Guayaquil Transfer to Guayaquil Airport for your flight home. Airport arrival will be at 4:30 pm. Please be aware when booking your flights. (FB) Please Note: For all dinners, gentleman are not permitted to wear shorts in the dining room.

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Airport Transfers

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

Per person price (A$) 64 32 No Charge 53 56 49 No Charge 81 115 41 No Charge 41 83 49 58 38

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

Hotel

Season

Buenos Aires Cancun

InterContinental* Presidente InterContinental*

Easter Island

Hotel Taha Tai*

Guanacaste

Tamarindo Diria Beach and Golf Resort*

Guayaquil Lima

Hotel Oro Verde* Hilton Miraflores* Hotel Novotel Lima* Ramada Costa del Sol Lima Airport Hotel Tropical Manaus* Hacienda Cusin* Le Meridien* Hilton Phoenix Airport

Manaus Otavalo Panama City Phoenix Playa Bonita Quito Rio de Janeiro San Jose

Santiago Tucson

Westin Playa Bonita* Hilton Colon* Windsor Miramar* Windsor Atlantica* Studio Hotel* InterContinental Costa Rica* - Monday to Friday InterContinental Costa Rica* - Saturday & Sunday InterContinental Santiago* Holiday Inn Santiago - Airport Terminal* Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa

Single

Twin

Triple

All All

360 426

180 213

177 192

1 Jan - 31 Mar,1 Oct - 31 Dec 1 Apr - 31 Sep 1 Jan - 8 Apr,17 Apr - 10 Dec 9 Apr - 16 Apr,11 Dec - 31 Dec All All All All All All All 1 Feb - 30 Apr 1 Sep - 30 Nov All All All All All All All All All All

448 407 397 479 315 336 254 399 282 229 276 240 196 284 266 587 548 196 303 219 460 322 231

224 203 198 241 168 168 127 199 141 135 138 120 98 142 151 293 274 98 152 110 230 161 116

202 184 183 221 166 168 120 185 136 123 128 95 80 129 148 277 259 95 143 105 186 124 99

*Rates include full breakfast. Note: Blackouts may apply. Rates are valid based on 2017 travel. 2018 dates are subject to price changes. Final details will be confirmed in the 2018 brochure.

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Passports and Visas

We’re committed to delivering exciting and seamless holidays, freeing you up to enjoy every special moment. We’ll cater to every little detail, from your hobbies and interests, to the vitals, such as dietary or medical requirements. By activating your registration, you enable us to deliver simply the best travel experience from the moment you arrive. Your details allow us to: •• Personalise your trip (art, gastronomy or architecture, for example) and accommodate dietary or rooming requirements; our Travel Directors will keep your preferences in mind throughout

Each guest is responsible for having a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the conclusion of their trip and all necessary visas and permits. Multiple-entry visas may be required as you will enter a country more than once on some of our holidays. Each guest must comply with entry, health and other requirements of the countries visited. Contact your Travel Agent, airline or relevant government authorities to obtain the necessary travel information.

•• S  treamline your holiday; we’ll make it hassle-free, from hotel check-ins to passport and security checks •• Log your emergency contact details, in the unlikely event they’re required. Activating your registration is easy, simply log on to www.trafalgar.com/registration

MyTrafalgar MyTrafalgar is our new, easy-to-use online portal which allows you to meet your Travel Director and companions prior to departure, enriching your experience before your holiday even begins. You’ll chat with your fellow travellers before you meet and stay connected while you travel. And of course you can document your journey, sharing photos and experiences, keeping your memories alive. Pre-trip, meet your Travel Director and connect with your travel companions, see your itinerary and receive pre-trip updates. While travelling, stay in the know with updates from your Travel Director, chat to your companions in real time, create a travel journal and share your pictures with friends and loved ones Back home, reminisce about your journey, stay in touch and get inspired for future trips www.trafalgar.com/mytrafalgar

The Operators and/or their employees and their agents are not responsible for passport, visa, entry, health and other requirements of the countries visited, or for any loss sustained by you for failing to comply with laws, regulations, orders and/or requirements of countries visited.

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

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Most guided holiday companies are interested in their guests only after they reach their destination. But with Trafalgar, you get a great deal even before you leave home with our Gold Seal Additional Protection plan for only A$99 per person (payable at the time of booking). Gold Seal Additional Protection includes:

Should you or your travel companion leave at any time during the guided holiday for personal sickness reasons or be required to return to Australia due to injury, illness or death, you and your companion will be refunded A$90 per person per day for the unused portion of the itinerary (note that in some cases hotels require a one-night cancellation fee). A doctor’s certificate is required.

Pre-paid Cancellation Option

Return Flight Security

Your deposit and/or payment to Trafalgar will be refunded should you cancel your guided holiday for any reason prior to departure from Australia. This cancellation option covers the land arrangements made by Trafalgar only. The Cancellation Option Fee is not refundable for any reason.

If you or a member of your direct family in Australia should fall sick* while you are on your Trafalgar holiday, we will take care of the additional cost of tickets for your earlier or later return home in the same booking class of air travel on the first available flight, provided you hold round-trip tickets on Trafalgar’s recommended airline(s) booked through Trafalgar from Australia. Please note that travel agent fees and cancellation fees may apply. * Medical certificates as proof of all illness claims must be supplied.

Booking Conditions and other Important Information Large print version is available at: www.trafalgar.com PAYMENT & CANCELLATION FEES SUMMARY INFORMATION Land Only Guided Holidays Deposit required Final Payment No of Days 45 days and over 44-22 days 21-8 days 7-1 days Departure Day/No Show

$200 45 days Penalty Deposit 25% 30% 50% 100%

Your guided holiday booking Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd is the ‘Sales Company’; Destination America Inc is the ‘Operator’; collectively these companies are referred to as ‘Trafalgar’. Your agreement is with Trafalgar and a contract is formed when you make a reservation with us that we accept. The invalidity of any provisions herein shall not affect the validity of any other provisions. The agreement shall be construed as though the invalid provision was not contained herein and was replaced with an enforceable provision as similar as possible to the original provision. Disclaimer Travel is personal and each individual’s goals and experiences may differ. Trafalgar will not be bound by, or liable for, any description, photograph, representation or warranty made by or provided by any independent third party sales representative, Travel Agent, or other person or entity relating to any holiday offered by Trafalgar. Departure Date The departure date is the date indicated on the Trafalgar confirmation. Security Security is a major concern to all of us and the situation globally is constantly changing. Events around the world, coupled with the “Travel Advisories” put out by various governments, may at times necessitate changes to the accommodations and itinerary or even trip cancellation. You must accept these risks involved in travel to any country that may experience security difficulties and accept responsibility for your own travel decisions. What’s included in the guided holiday price Inter-city Travel By private motorcoach, trains, cruises and ferries and scheduled air transportation when indicated in the price panels (see itineraries). Air Transportation Not included unless otherwise outlined in each itinerary page price panel. Guided Holiday By air-conditioned luxury motorcoaches. Please note that on some Regional holidays and Panama itineraries, motorcoaches without toilet facilities are used. If due to circumstances beyond our control coaches are used otherwise than as advertised a refund of $10 per person will be made. Toilets may be affected by higher altitude or extreme weather conditions such as freezing temperatures and for the comfort of those on board the motorcoach the toilets may have to be closed. In these circumstances additional rest breaks will be incorporated into the itinerary. Hotel Accommodation Prices are per person, based on two persons sharing a room with private bath or shower. Triple rooms may be available on selected holidays in limited numbers. Triple rooms will often feature one foldaway bed plus one double bed. Three adults may find these rooms small and suitcase space slightly restricted. They are generally more suitable for two adults and one child. Quad occupancy is based on four people sharing one room with two beds. Quad rooms may be used only for two adults and two children, both aged 17 or younger. Quad rooms are not available for more than two adults. Rollaway beds are not included in either triple or quad prices. Every effort has been made to reserve two-bed rooms; however, on some occasions, rooms with one bed may be the only choice available. These rooms will be allocated to single

Guided Holidays including Cruises Deposit required Final Payment No of Days 80 days and over 79-65 days 64-46 days 45-1 days Departure Day/No Show

$400 80 days Penalty Deposit 25% 50% 100% 100%

Travellers and couples first; other rooms may feature a single bed and rollaway bed, murphy bed or sleeper sofa. Pre or post trip extension options including Galapagos only accommodate up to two guests in all cabin types. In this case triple or quad occupancy (quad available on Family Experiences only) would use two cabins to accommodate the guests. Guests who are members of Hotel Frequent Stay Programs are not entitled to points with any of the hotels featured on a Trafalgar guided holiday. Special room requests (adjacent, connecting or lowerfloor rooms, as examples) must be made at time of booking. Special room requests are not guaranteed and are based on availability at time of check-in. Many hotels are 100% smokefree, including all guest rooms, restaurants, lounges, meeting rooms and public spaces. Smoking in a non-smoking room may result in a fine. Substitute hotels may be used sometimes. We try to use hotels of similar standard. Note hotel room sizes, standards, facilities and services provided may vary from country to country and region to region and are often local in style. Cruises Per person prices are based on two persons sharing a cabin with two berths, private shower and toilet. Free WiFi Internet Service Complimentary WiFi service is available in many Trafalgar hotel guestrooms and/or the public areas of most hotels. In most countries complimentary WiFi is also provided on-board the motorcoaches except in Costa Rica, Panama and remote locations. The WiFi on the motorcoaches uses the mobile phone network and as a result the connection will be slower than standard broadband and at times may not be available. Audio and video streaming is not available using motorcoach WiFi. In some countries this service will not be available. Please note that it is not available in Central America, or when the main Trafalgar coach is not being used, such as on transfer coaches and other local services. For further information on which countries WiFi is offered in as well as daily data allowances please refer to the Trafalgar website www.trafalgar.com/wifi. Travel Director Guided holidays are conducted in English by a professional Travel Director. In the unlikely event that there are fifteen guests or less travelling on a departure, Trafalgar reserves the right to operate this departure on an individual basis with private transfers and individual arrangements. Please refer to the individual guided holiday. Itinerary extensions are operated on a locally hosted basis using regular English-speaking Local Host services. Meals Meals are included as detailed on itineraries. Sightseeing Experiences, entrance fees and an Englishspeaking Local Specialist (when required) are included as detailed in the itinerary pages. Transfers Between airports, hotels, railway stations and piers are included as indicated on each guided holiday itinerary. There will be no refund for missed or unused airport transfers. If you did not purchase your flights from Trafalgar, you will need to provide your arrival and departure flight information to Trafalgar at the time of booking. It is your responsibility to update Trafalgar with any changes to your flight schedule to ensure that you receive your transfers. Failure to do so may result in missing these services and no refund shall be due for missed arrival transfers resulting from missing or outdated flight information.

Porterage Baggage handling of one suitcase per person, at each guided holiday hotel and porter service at airports for intra-air inclusive guided holidays, is included in the guided holiday price. Due to limited motorcoach capacity, a single bag is allowed with dimensions not exceeding 30”x18”x10” (76x46x25cm) and weight not exceeding 50 lbs (23kg). Airlines may impose stricter weight and size limits for luggage and may also charge fees for checked baggage, including the first checked bag. Please check with your airline(s) directly for their most current baggage regulations and related fees. Trafalgar is not responsible for additional fees imposed by air carriers regarding baggage. A charge of US$6/CA$6 or local currency equivalent per travelling day will be collected by the Travel Director if a second piece of baggage is permitted to be carried, or if suitcase exceeds weight or size limits. This is not assurance that luggage in excess of limits on size, weight and number of pieces will be permitted on the motorcoach. Carry-on/hand luggage is restricted to one piece per person, not exceeding 12”x11”x6” (30x28x14 cm) to fit under your motorcoach seat or in the small overhead compartment. Carry-on/hand luggage handling is the responsibility of each guest and must be taken on and off the motorcoach by you each day of the guided holiday. Carry-ons with telescopic handles and wheels will not fit in the overhead compartments or under seats and, therefore, cannot be accepted as carry-on luggage. Trafalgar and Trafalgar’s affiliated entities shall not be liable for loss or damage to baggage or any guest’s belongings. Guests should immediately report lost items to the Travel Director who will assist in completing a lost property form that can be used for an insurance claim. Trafalgar cannot assist in locating lost items after the guest disembarks or completes the Trafalgar holiday. Tips/Gratuities Tips and gratuities are included for services on guided holiday, except to your Motorcoach Driver and Travel Director whose tips/gratuities should be extended on a voluntary, individual basis at the end of your holiday. Included tips/gratuities cover all services provided by dining-room waiters, housekeeping staff and porters at hotels. Cruise Line tips/gratuities to shipboard personnel are included under you total ‘Twin Share’ price. Optional Prepaid Gratuities If you have prepaid your gratuities to your Travel Director and Driver, this will be detailed within your holiday vouchers and holiday documentation. Please note that prepaid gratuities cover only the land portion of your holiday itinerary. We offer this option on the majority of our holiday itineraries. Please check the holiday price panels for the applicable holidays where this option is available. Optional prepaid gratuities do not include tips to your Local Host on any Optional Extension and should be extended on a voluntary, individual basis at the end of your Optional Extension. Not included in guided holiday price Any items and matters not referred to above, including, airfares to and from your destination, air-related taxes and fees (except where specified); additional fees charged by airlines such as checked and/or excess baggage, seat selections and any other services; passport and visa fees; insurances of all kinds; tips/gratuities to Travel Directors, Local Hosts, and Motorcoach Drivers; laundry; phone calls; minibar; beverages and meals not detailed in the itinerary; Optional Experiences; and all items of a personal nature. Additional taxes and surcharges may be collected by foreign governmental and non-governmental entities. The price does not cover costs and expenses, including your return home, if you leave the guided holiday whether of your own volition, our decision based on behaviour that disrupts the trip, due to illness, action by any government or other reason. This list is illustrative and not a complete list of every item not included. Reservations & Payments 1. Your guided holiday will be confirmed after receipt of a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit as detailed in the Summary Information table. We reserve the right to refuse a booking without giving any reason and shall in that event

return any deposit received. If not received within 7 calendar days of booking, the reservation will automatically be cancelled. On certain departures, deposits may be required at time of booking to hold seats. 2. Air-inclusive bookings may require an additional nonrefundable deposit or payment in full at the time of booking, see Air Arrangements section. 3. Final payment for your land reservation will be due prior to departure no later than as detailed in the Summary Information table. 4. Payment in full will be required at time of booking for reservations made less than 45/80 days (as detailed in the Summary Information table) prior to departure date. 5. Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel the reservation and impose cancellation charges if any payment is not received as detailed within the Summary Information table above. Trafalgar will not be responsible for lost land and/or air reservations. 6. Credit Card Bookings: Trafalgar should be advised of your credit card number when making your reservation directly with us. For security purposes, we are required to collect the guest’s credit card billing address, card expiration date and the customer verification code every time a payment is applied. A fee of 1% will be applied at the time of payment when paying by credit card. 7. Any special meal requirements, including allergies, must be provided at time of booking and are received on a REQUEST basis only. Trafalgar cannot assure special meal requests will be fulfilled and does not assume responsibility or liability if requests are not fulfilled. 8. Your Travel Agent shall hold all monies for each and every person named in the booking until the booking is confirmed at which time your Travel Agent shall provide those monies promptly to us. You consent to us depositing monies received by us as required by law. We will be entitled to keep interest earned on monies. You consent that all monies paid to us whether through your Travel Agent, by deposit or otherwise, may be disbursed by us as and when we see fit. 9. For guests travelling on cruises to the Galapagos Islands, the following will be required at least 80 days prior to departure: title (Mr., Mrs., Ms., Chd. (child)); first and last names per passport; nationality; passport number; date of birth (as shown in passports); and passport copies for children under 12 years old. For children and guests with physical disabilities or health problems, waiver of liability forms will be required at time of boarding. Book & Pay Early Discounts Discounts are applied at the time of booking, apply to the LAND-only portion of holidays featuring the “Book & Pay Early Discount” in the price panel, and require full payment by the applicable discount deadline dates (see Your Savings section), but no later than 45/80 days (as detailed in the Summary Information table) prior to departure for land-only holidays. If full payment is not received by the correct date - as stated on the invoice - the discount will be removed and the booking will be re-priced. These discounts are not valid on all itineraries or departure dates; do not apply to optional extensions, airfares, government taxes and fees, air flight supplements, extra nights’ accommodation, transfers or any cruise portion of a holiday. Normal cancellation penalties apply. This offer is subject to availability, applies to new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Travel Documents Provided full payment has been received travel documents will be sent in electronic format no later than 21 days prior to departure. You may opt to receive hard copy documents in which case these will be sent you approximately 21 days prior to the departure date. If final payment is not received when due, costs to courier documents will be the responsibility of the Travel Agent. If you are leaving home earlier, please ask your Travel Agent to request your travel documents well in advance. Please also make sure that you provide your Travel Agent with the flight details that are booked independently no less than 21 days prior to flight departure date. Passports, Visas and other Entry/Exit Requirements All guests including children must be in possession of a machine-readable passport valid for 6 months after their trip

return date along with applicable visas. Please refer to prepare for your trip section. Due to government imposed security/ immigration measures, passport and emergency contact information is required for all guests prior to the release of travel documents. It is the guest’s sole responsibility to secure and/or pay for any and all visas, reciprocity fees, affidavits, immunizations, etc. that are required to be permitted entry into each destination. In some Latin American countries you may be subject to entry (reciprocity) fees and/or departure taxes/ exit fees which will be collected at the airports upon entry/departure by local government authorities. At time of printing (see back cover): Brazil requires visa for US, Canadian and Australian Passport holders prior to departing. Please note that entry to any country may be refused even if the required information and travel documents are complete. For up-to-date detailed information on travel documents and visas, entry/exit taxes and further information on entry and exit requirements please check with your Travel Agent or local consular services. Obtaining and carrying these documents is your sole responsibility. Trafalgar bears no responsibility for such information and will not be responsible for advising and/or obtaining required travel documentation for any guest, or for any delays , damages, and/or losses including missed portions of your holiday related to improper documentation. Booking Changes, Cancellations & Refunds Booking Changes A fee of $35 or more per person, per change and any further cost we incur, will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed with payment unless the change increases the price of the booking. Costs and charges may increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made. We will try to make your requested change but it may not be possible. A change of guided holiday date or itinerary within 45/80 days (as detailed in the Summary Information table) of departure date will be treated as a cancellation. Cancellation fees will apply except when the change is to an earlier departure date and the guided holiday price is equivalent or greater, in which case a $35 (or more) per person amendment fee will be charged. Name changes or corrections will be treated as a cancellation and fees may apply. You must also pay any charges imposed by airlines for any changes, including name and date changes. This can be up to 100% of the value of the ticket. Cancellations and Cancellation Fees Travel arrangements for any member of the party may be cancelled at any time by written notice by the person who made the booking. Please note the following: • If notice of cancellation is received by Trafalgar more than 45/80 days (as detailed in the Summary Information table) prior to the guided holiday departure date, deposit will be retained. • If full payment is not received 45/80 days (as detailed in the Summary Information table) prior to departure date, Trafalgar has the right to cancel your reservation. Trafalgar will not be responsible for lost reservations. • Notice of cancellation must be made in writing directly to Trafalgar or through your Travel Agent. Please also refer to Trafalgar Gold Seal Additional Protection. • If a person in a party cancels and there is a room change caused by this cancellation (such as a Twin to Single, or Triple to Twin), charges for the new room type will be the responsibility of the remaining party. The charges detailed in the Summary Information table (includes GST), representing costs incurred by Trafalgar in cancelling your travel arrangements, will apply when notice of cancellation for Guided Holiday is given after the booking is confirmed. Please also refer to Trafalgar’s Gold Seal Additional Protection. • If a guest fails to join the guided holiday on the day of departure, cancellation fees will be 100% (unless the guest notifies us of the delay and joins the guided holiday later at their own expense).

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• Cancellation fees apply to additional accommodation and/ or chargeable transfers prior to and after the guided holiday or cruise reserved through Trafalgar and are additional to any cancellation fees or other charges that may be levied by your Travel Agent. • Additional hotel accommodation and/or chargeable transfers cancelled within 14 days of booked date will incur a 100% cancellation fee. For cancellation outside 14 days before the booked date the following fees will be charged: 46 days and over $35 per person 45-22 days 25% of price for the accommodation and/or chargeable transfers 21-15 days 30% of price for the accommodation and/or chargeable transfers • Travel Agent fees and cancellation charges may also apply. • After deposit has been received, any change incurs a $35 service fee per person PLUS any additional change/ cancellation fee imposed by the Airline. Some airfares including published fares booked by Trafalgar are nonchangeable and non-refundable. See Air Cancellation Section. • Trafalgar is not responsible for other travel arrangements that you or your party has made outside Trafalgar and which are affected by our cancellations. If the reason for your cancellation is covered under your insurance, you may be able to reclaim these charges from your insurer. You or your Travel Agent are responsible to make the claim to your insurer. Illness or Absence Early return expenses are the guest’s responsibility. There is no refund for absence or early departure from a guided holiday, including but not limited to missed hotels, transfers, meals or sightseeing. Trafalgar urges you to purchase travel insurance to cover such circumstances. Trafalgar makes no representation or guarantees concerning reimbursement, scope of coverage, or other aspects of any travel insurance policy or claim. AIR ARRANGEMENTS Reservations/Ticketing If an air reservation is made by Trafalgar payment in full may be required for your airfare at the time of booking your flights in relation to your Trafalgar holiday to get you to the starting point of your holiday and from the ending point of your holiday. On receipt of full air payment your airfare, taxes and fuel surcharges are final. This will be regardless of future price fluctuations up or down. When booking a guided holiday including flights, you will be required, at the time of booking, to provide us the full name as detailed on the passport, passport number, date and place of issue for each guest. Changes to flight itineraries and name changes and/or corrections may either not be allowed or may result in penalties charged by the airline. These are the guest’s responsibility. Airlines (and other travel providers including Trafalgar) change prices and routes from time to time. All air routings are in the sole control of the airline and are subject to change at any time. Air Cancellation Airlines may impose penalties up to 100% of the air ticket value. Airline Availability Seats are limited in our contracted class of service and may not be available on every flight. Trafalgar does not hold block space on any airline and does not assure seat availability for every single guided holiday departure date. Airline Seating Not all airlines offer pre-assigned seats. Some may charge for pre-assigned seats. Any additional charge imposed by airlines will be at guests’ expense. Where pre-assigned seats are not offered or different seats are desired, guests must contact airline(s) direct to arrange seating assignments. Seating is solely under the airline’s control, as are itinerary changes due to flight delays and schedule changes. Trafalgar reserves the right to offer alternative schedules for itineraries affected by airline schedule changes and equipment. Flight delays, flight cancellation and schedule changes are the responsibility of the airline. Trafalgar will not be responsible or liable for such delays or rescheduling. Airline Special Requests Seat assignment and special meal requests can be requested at time of booking. Trafalgar does not assure the request will be granted. Frequent Flyer miles can be accrued on most air carriers. Upgrades using mileage are not permitted. Many airlines do not automatically add frequent flyer numbers to records for flights booked and ticketed by Trafalgar. It is the guest’s responsibility to request frequent flyer credit from the airline. Trafalgar shall not be responsible for matters concerning frequent flyer miles. CRUISE ARRANGEMENTS Cruise Accommodations A limited number of single cabins are available at an extra cost. Triple rooms are not available. Gratuities to shipboard personnel are included in cruise prices. Cruise Line Requirements Galapagos Cruise guests are required to give complete names per passport, nationality, passport numbers, and dates of birth before flights and documents can be issued. General Information & Conditions Guided Holiday Prices Are based on costs, charges, tariffs, rates, prices, taxes, levies, exchange rates and other considerations as of the production date of this brochure (see back cover). All are subject to change. No surcharges regarding cost or currency fluctuations will be made to the LAND only price once the deposit is received. No refund will be made on account of reduction of any of the above. If the total guided holiday price increases by more than 10%, guests will have the option to cancel the guided holiday within 7 days of notification of the surcharge without penalty. All prices are in Australian Dollars unless specified. Other Fees and Taxes Taxes and fees are subject to change without notice and will be confirmed at time of booking. Any additional fees charged by the airlines such as baggage handling, seat selections, and/or any other services are the sole responsibility of the guest(s). Additional air-related restrictions apply. Guided Holiday Participation On all guided holidays children under 5 years of age are not eligible to travel. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult, who will be responsible for their welfare and supervision. Alcoholic beverages will not be served to guests under the legal age for alcohol consumption in the country being visited. Minors under age 18 travelling to certain foreign countries must be

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accompanied by both parents or have a notarized letter of consent signed by the parent(s) not travelling. Trafalgar is not responsible for any losses if you fail to have appropriate documentation. If the other parent is deceased or the child has only one legal parent, a notarized statement must be obtained as proof. Trafalgar seeks to provide a safe, enjoyable and memorable travel experience for all guests. Trafalgar welcomes guests with special needs or disabilities. Please note the following: - Guests must advise Trafalgar, at time of booking, of any physical, medical or other special needs that require accommodating. Trafalgar will make reasonable modifications to its policies, practices and procedures when necessary, unless doing so will fundamentally alter the nature of the services provided. - Guests must ensure they are medically and physically able to travel. - Trafalgar may impose safety requirements. Trafalgar may exclude an individual from participating in a guided holiday or an activity if the individual’s participation poses a threat to the health or safety of others. This decision, made solely by Trafalgar, to exclude an individual will be based on an individualized assessment based on reasonable judgment that relies on current medical evidence or on the best available objective evidence to determine the nature, duration and severity of the risk, the probability that potential injury will occur and whether reasonable modifications of policies, practices or procedures will mitigate the risk. No refunds will be given if the decision is made to exclude a guest. - Trafalgar does not provide personal devices (such as wheelchairs, hearing aids or prescription eye glasses) or services of a personal nature (such as eating, toileting or dressing). A Traveller who requires services of a personal nature (eating, toileting or dressing, as examples) should strongly consider bringing a companion to provide such assistance and must understand that other Travellers, Travel Directors and Trafalgar Staff will not be available for such purpose. - Regrettably, motorized scooters are not allowed on guided holidays. - Trafalgar does not employ medical personnel. Any necessary medical attention must be sought at a local facility, if available, at the guest’s expense. Trafalgar is not responsible or liable for losses or costs incurred due to unavailability of medical services, or medical services obtained while on holiday, or for the quality of the care or services received. Medical care in other countries is not always comparable to care that you may receive in your local area. You are encouraged to purchase medical insurance that will cover you while on holiday. Your regular health insurance benefits may not apply abroad. - In purchasing your holiday, you attest that you are physically fit for it. If you have concerns please request additional details about your journey from your Travel Agent or Trafalgar. - Some guided holidays include rough terrain, extensive walking over cobblestone streets, uneven pavement, steps and/or locations which may not be easily accessible or accessible by wheelchair. During the guided holiday, Trafalgar may make arrangements with carriers, hotels and other independent suppliers to provide travel services. These parties are independent entities which Trafalgar does not control. Trafalgar cannot guarantee disability access or accommodations for guests travelling on international guided holidays. Many Optional Experiences are operated by independent third party suppliers, not Trafalgar. These are not part of the holiday package provided by us. Your contract will be with the operator of the experience. We are not responsible for providing of the experience, or anything that happens during the experience. Some experiences involve outdoor activities and/or can be physically demanding. You must make your own decisions about experiences and participate only in activities that suit your physical ability: we suggest that you speak with your medical provider if you have questions about your abilities. We recommend you check whether any insurance you have also includes your participation in adventure activities you may undertake. Trafalgar may, in its sole discretion, decline booking any guest or remove any guest who cannot comply or refuses to comply with Trafalgar’s terms and conditions. If this occurs, you are responsible for the cost of travel back to your hometown and Trafalgar shall not be liable for your losses and no refund shall be provided. Behaviour We are here to provide the best services possible but in doing so we will not tolerate abusive or aggressive behaviour from our Guests. We will refuse to deal with and may terminate the holiday of guests who assault our Company Representatives or who are abusive or aggressive. When you make a booking, you accept responsibility for the proper conduct of all members of your party during your stay. We reserve the right at any time to terminate the travel arrangements and/or cease to deal with any party member(s) whose behaviour, in the reasonable opinion of us or our suppliers, may cause danger, upset, disruption or distress to anyone else or damage to property. Full cancellation charges will apply and no refund will be made. We shall have no obligation to pay compensation or meet any costs or expenses (including but not limited to alternative accommodation and return transportation arrangements) guest may incur as a result of the travel arrangements being terminated. If you damage the accommodation in which you are staying or any property, you must reimburse the accommodation provider or property owner concerned for the cost of the damage before the end of your stay if the cost has been established by then or as soon as it has been established if later. You must indemnify us for the full amount of any claim (also including legal costs) made against us. Criminal proceedings may be instigated. Trafalgar is not responsible for any costs incurred concerning a guest removed from a guided holiday or aircraft, ship or train. Guests agree not to hold Trafalgar or any of its related entities liable for any actions taken under these terms and conditions. Young Traveller Discount The Young Traveller must be under age 18 (11 or under on the Galapagos Cruise) on the departure date to be eligible for the discount, and must be accompanied by an adult, sharing a twin (triple or quad)

room. Only two Young Traveller Discounts per room are permitted, except on Family Experiences, where the limit is three Young Traveller Discounts per room when sharing with one adult. Please see ‘Your Savings’ for details. Quad rooms are only available on Family Experiences and are for a maximum of 4 persons to a room, with a limit of 3 adults in that room. Accommodation are typically based on two-bedded rooms with a private bath, rollaway beds are not included in either the triple or quad prices. Itinerary Variations Trafalgar strives to improve guided holiday itineraries, services and features. If improvements can be made, or if circumstances beyond our control make changes necessary, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and to substitute hotels. At certain peak periods multiple departures may operate, sometimes in reverse order; hotels may vary from those stated on the itinerary pages. On guided holidays which include cruises, the ship may be changed for operational reasons. Departures in early and late season are potentially operated in cool weather conditions. As a result, itinerary variations may occur. Certain activities may not be precisely as described or may not be available due to seasonality or weather conditions. We will try to notify you or your Travel Agent of changes. If your enjoyment may be diminished by such limitations, please check with us or your Travel Agent before making a reservation. Trafalgar’s ‘Be My Guest’ experiences are unique and take place in singular locations. In the unlikely event that our local hosts are unable to welcome Trafalgar guests, Trafalgar will attempt to find an alternate experience or a highlight meal will be provided in place of the ‘Be My Guest’ experience. Holidays & Changes During local or national holidays, certain facilities such as museums, sightseeing trips and shopping may be limited or unavailable. In such instances itinerary changes are made by Trafalgar seeking to reduce inconvenience to guests. Such changes are deemed not to be a major change to the itinerary, and no compensation will be payable to guests. Holidays, closing days and other circumstances may necessitate a change of the day of the week for scheduled highlight dinners, regional meals, sightseeing or other activities. If, you feel your enjoyment might be diminished by any of these circumstances please check with the respective national tourist office before selecting a specific departure date. Extended stays If you arranged with us to remain at a destination before or after your guided holiday, your stay will be at your sole expense as is the transfer to either the hotel or airport. Please see the ‘Extend Your Stay’ section for a list of pre- and post-guided holiday accommodation. Space is limited and if available is for up to three nights before and/ or after each guided holiday. Breakfast and luggage handling is not included unless otherwise noted. Trafalgar does not provide complimentary transfers for guests booking pre-and post-night accommodations. However, inexpensive airport transfers can be purchased from Trafalgar. If your extra night accommodation is not the hotel where your guided holiday begins or ends, you will be responsible for your transfer arrangements at your own expense. For your comfort Trafalgar operates a daily seat rotation system and enforces a strict no smoking (including e-cigarettes) and no alcohol policy on board motorcoaches. Regular comfort stops are made on travelling days. Many hotels, restaurants, trains, cruises and other venues are 100% smoke free. Guided Holiday Cancellation Trafalgar reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule any guided holiday departure in any circumstances, including in accordance with operating requirements or circumstances beyond its control. If cancellation is made by Trafalgar any time prior to departure date of the guided holiday except when you failed to pay the final balance on time, Trafalgar will either refund the amount received for the guided holiday booking, or offer a comparable holiday if available. Trafalgar will refund any difference in price if the alternative is of a lower price however, the Guest will be responsible for additional costs if the alternative is priced higher. Trafalgar is not responsible for other travel arrangements affected due to our cancellations and is not liable for any cancellation penalties incurred on other travel arrangements including air tickets. Travel Insurance Trafalgar recommends that all guests purchase comprehensive Travel Insurance. Certain countries have a requirement for foreign visitors to have valid medical insurance on entry. Trafalgar cannot be held responsible for denied entry if a guest is unable to provide details to authorities of insurance or denial of entry for any reason. Disclaimer of Warranties The Operator warrants only that the services shall be generally, though in view of the vagaries of travel, not necessarily precisely, as described, and subject to changes and the other terms and conditions herein. All other warranties, express and implied, including warranties of fitness for a specific purpose and merchantability are expressly excluded. There is no warranty that extends beyond the description of the face hereof. Responsibility Complete Agreement These booking conditions, together with the other terms incorporated into this contract referred to below, represent the entire agreement between the parties. Changes The Operator shall be responsible to the guest for supplying the services and accommodations described in this brochure, except where they cannot be supplied or the itinerary is changed due to delays or other causes of whatever kind or nature beyond the Operator’s control. In such circumstances, the Operator will seek to supply comparable services, accommodations and itineraries and there shall be no refund in these circumstances. Disclaimer of Liability Neither Trafalgar nor the Operator nor its agents or affiliated entities shall be responsible or liable for cancellations, acts of other service providers, diversions or substitution of equipment or any act, variation, postponement, omission or default by air carriers, land carriers, hoteliers or hotels, transportation companies, or any other persons providing services or accommodations to guests including any results thereof, such as changes in services, accommodations or facilities. Nor shall they be liable for loss or damage to baggage or property, or for injury, illness or death, or for any damages or claims whatsoever arising from loss, negligence or

delay from the act, error, omission default or negligence of any person not its direct employee or under its exclusive control, including any act, error, omission, default, or negligence of any country, government or governmental authority, officer or employee. Trafalgar shall not be liable for indirect, special or consequential damages. All baggage and personal effects are at all times and in all circumstances at the risk of the guided holiday participant. Trafalgar recommends that guest obtain baggage insurance. After return at the end of the guided holiday, if lost articles are found and returned to the owner, a service fee will be charged. The Travel Directors, carriers, hotels and other suppliers who provide services on guided holiday are independent contractors; they are not agents, employees or servants of the Operator or its associated companies. All certificates and other travel documents for services issued by the Operator are subject to the terms and conditions specified by the carriers and suppliers and to the laws of the countries in which the services are supplied. Carriage by sea is subject to the Carrier’s Conditions of Carriage which are expressly incorporated into this contract, copies of which are available upon request. The Operator is not responsible for any criminal or other conduct by third parties, whether criminal, intentional, grossly negligent, negligent or otherwise. Additional Risks Additional risks and dangers may arise including, but not limited to, hazards of travelling in undeveloped areas, hazards of travel by boat, train, automobile, aircraft and other means of conveyance, animal interactions, forces of nature, political unrest, other unrest, hazardous local customs and practices, differing levels of sanitation, differing standards of safety, risks associated with water, food, plants, insects and differing animal regulation, accident or illness in areas lacking means of rapid evacuation or medical facilities, and acts of national and local governments and unrest and acts of others against governments. These risks are not an exhaustive list but are examples of many kinds of risks. You are voluntarily participating in these activities with the knowledge that there are significant dangers involved, and you hereby agree to accept any and all risks. As lawful consideration for the agreement with Trafalgar to participate in such trips and activities you agree you will not make a claim against Trafalgar or its personnel or sue for bodily injury, emotional trauma, death, property loss or damage or other loss, cost or expense, however caused, as a result of or related to your contracting for, travelling to or from, or in any and every other way participating in the trip. You release Trafalgar, its related companies and its personnel from any and all claims, known or unknown, arising from contracting for, travelling to or from, and in any and every way participating in a trip. This release of liability and assumption of risk agreement is entered into on behalf of you and all members of your family and party, also including minors accompanying you. This agreement also binds your heirs, legal representatives and assigns. Safety Where the guest occupies a motorcoach seat fitted with a safety belt, neither Trafalgar nor the Operator nor its agents or co-operating organisations or service providers will be liable for any injury, illness or death or for any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of such an accident or incident. This exclusion and limitation of liability shall not be used to imply that the Operator or its agents or affiliated entities are liable in other circumstances. International Treaties Transportation companies, airlines etc. are not to be held responsible for any act, omission or event during the time guests are not on board planes, transportation or conveyances. We rely on international convention which may apply to the services provided by us, our suppliers or agents with respect to any claim of any nature brought by you against us as a result of the provision of those services. International conventions which apply may include: Warsaw Convention 1929, (as amended by Hague Protocol and Montreal Protocol) in relation to air travel, or Montreal Convention; the Berne Convention for rail travel; Athens Convention 1974 for carriage by sea; the Geneva Convention for carriage by road and the Paris Convention 1962 for Hotels. We are to be regarded as having all the benefits of these conventions on limiting our liability in relation to any claim for death, injury, loss, damage and delay to guests and luggage. Enrolment in and payment for a guided holiday shall constitute agreement and acceptance by the guest of the terms and conditions in this brochure. These cannot be varied except in writing by an officer of the Company. Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd Limited Role Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd is only responsible for the services of reservations and ticketing. It does not accept any responsibility or liability for any of the acts, omissions or defaults, whether negligent or otherwise, of any of the companies of the Trafalgar group of companies. All matters arising in relation to the services provided by Trafalgar Tours (Aust) Pty Ltd, but not in respect of other things, are subject to the law of the state of New South Wales. Errors and Omissions In the case of computer or human billing errors, we reserve the right to re-invoice participants with correct billing. Every effort is made to ensure brochure accuracy at the time of going to press; however Trafalgar cannot be held responsible for printing or typographical errors, or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. Moreover, photographs and descriptions of locations or attractions are merely representative of conditions that existed at time of brochure printing and conditions may not be the same at the time of your journey. The airline(s) featured or nominated in this brochure do not by virtue of their endorsement of this brochure commit or represent themselves either as contracting with any purchaser of a holiday from Trafalgar group or as having any other legal relationship with them. All bookings made with any provider of any transport, facilities, meals, other goods or of any services are subject to terms and conditions and exclusions and/or limitations of liability imposed by them in relation to matters not covered particularly and expressly by our agreement with Trafalgar. If you decide that you do not want to visit a country or part of a country you intended to visit because of any law, condition or requirement of any government or governmental authority, official, servant or agent, you are responsible for any costs, expenses, charges, fees, losses or damage incurred as a

consequence and any cancellation or amendment fees. None of the companies in the Trafalgar group of companies, or any of their servants or agents, accept any responsibility or liability for your acts, omissions, defaults, conduct, state of health, condition or circumstances. COMPLAINT PROCEDURES & CONSUMER PROTECTION Complaint Procedure If you have a problem during your holiday please inform Trafalgar’s Travel Director/Local Representative immediately, who will try to make things right. If the matter was not resolved locally, please write to Trafalgar’s Guest Relations Department at the address below within sixty (60) days of the end of the Trafalgar holiday, as it is important that you provide us the information quickly. Please quote your booking reference number and all relevant information. Failure to follow this procedure may delay or deny us the opportunity to investigate and rectify the problem, which may affect the way your complaint is dealt with and your rights under this contract. Data Protection To process your guided holiday booking, Trafalgar will need to use personal information for you and guests in your booking. Personal information may include each guest’s name, address, phone number, email address, passport number, and sensitive information such as health, medical, dietary, mobility, religious or other special requirements. This personal information may be passed on to other suppliers of your travel arrangements in addition to public authorities (such as customs and immigration), security and credit checking organisations, and otherwise as required by law. We may need to provide personal information to contractors who provide services to or for us (e.g. sending mail, providing marketing assistance, etc). This may involve sending personal information (including sensitive information) to other countries that may not afford the same level of protection of personal information. In making your booking, you consent to your personal data being passed to relevant third parties as set out above. We may also use the personal information you provide us to review and improve the guided holidays and services that we offer, and to contact you (by post, email and/or telephone) about other guided holidays and services offered by Trafalgar that you may be interested in. If you don’t want to receive this information, or if you want a copy of the personal information we hold about you, write to us at Trafalgar, Attn: TRAFALGAR TOURS (AUST) PTY LTD, TRAVEL HOUSE, LEVEL 6, 35 GRAFTON STREET, BONDI JUNCTION, NSW 2022. Trafalgar may charge a fee for supplying you with this information as permitted by law. OTHER CONDITIONS Each guest is required to comply with the terms, conditions, requirements, laws, rules and/or regulations of any service provider, or any country or governmental authority, and shall be liable for any such non-compliance. Booking Arrangements Your booking arrangements can be made through your Travel Agent or with us directly. When you make a booking you must be at least 18 years of age at the time of booking. You are guaranteeing that you understand and have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of yourself and all members of your party the terms of these booking conditions. We will deal only with the lead booking name in all subsequent correspondence and dealings. You are responsible for making all payments due, ensuring the accuracy of all personal details and other information supplied in respect of yourself and your party, notifying us of any changes or cancellations and for receiving correspondence and keeping your party informed. Additional Optional Experiences With Trafalgar, you will enjoy many famous highlights as included features on your guided holiday, at no extra cost. An exciting array of additional Optional Experiences and Activities may be made available to further enhance your experience. These Experiences and Activities are optional, and are offered at special preferential prices. They can be booked only after you start your guided holiday, as many of them are carefully programmed to coincide with highlights available at the time of your visit. A detailed list and cost of these will be included in your travel documentation as well as available on the Trafalgar website. You can book and pay for them through your Travel Director, by cash or credit card. Optional Experiences may vary due to seasonal conditions and require minimum guest participation. Prices are subject to change without notice. Please also see the relevant section of “Guided Holiday Participation” regarding limitation (exclusion) of our liability for Optional Experiences operated by independent third party suppliers. TRAFALGAR TOURS (AUST) PTY LTD (ABN 73 000 717 715) Travel House, Level 6, 35 Grafton Street, Bondi Junction, N.S.W. 2022 Telephone Numbers: SYD Metro area 9657 3333 All other areas 1 300 78 78 78 Fax: (02) 9657 3456 License No: 2TA00 1889 Tour Operators: Destination America Inc, 801 East Katella Avenue, Anaheim, California 92805 The Trafalgar group of companies has Marketing/Sales/ Administrative offices/agents in: Australia, Canada, China, Guernsey, Hong Kong, India, Israel, United Kingdom, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Thailand and the USA. For further information visit our website at: www.trafalgar.com This brochure supersedes any other prior brochure on the market. See back cover for brochure version and print date. 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