|Group size: 16 pax
||Accomodation: 4/5 Star
||Duration: 12 days
Day 01: Arrive in Vancouver
Welcome to Vancouver. Your Hotel choice puts you in the heart of the city, close to shops, museums and restaurants. Overnight – Vancouver
Day 02: via Rail Vancouver to Jasper
You have most of the day at leisure to explore and enjoy Vancouver. Your train departs at 5:30. The doorman will assist you with getting a taxi to the rail station. Nothing shows you Canada like a trip on the train. Your bedroom is VIA Rail’s “top of the line” accommodation. Your sitting room by day converts to upper and lower berths at night. Once aboard the train, the staff will see you settled into your room. As a Silver and Blue Service passenger, your fare includes all meals, use of any of the lounges and access to the skyline car for spectacular viewing. Overnight - Spent aboard VIA Rail.
Day 03: Enroute to Jasper
You will wake this morning to the beauty of the Canadian Rockies, as you continue your rail journey to Jasper. Morning coffee and a full Canadian breakfast are offered prior to your arrival in Jasper. We have arranged for you to be met at the station and taken to your hotel. This afternoon, consider a visit to Mt. Edith Cavil, or the Jasper Tramway, the longest aerial tramway in Canada. At the top of Whistlers Mountain, you can dine at their mountaintop restaurant. Overnight –Jasper.
Day 04: Jasper to Lake Louise
Your transfer to Lake Louise leaves at 12:50PM. The drive to Lake Louise is beautiful. Your arrival at the Chateau gives you time to view the lake and enjoy the grounds before dinner. The beauty of Lake Louise and the Chateau is unique. Only when you see the view from the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise can you understand why people say, “you must see it to believe it.”Overnight - Lake Louise.
Day 05: Lake Louise to Banff
After the beauty of Lake Louise, you will be surprised to find that Banff offers a different perspective. This active alpine village is just about the best place to be in summer. Towering mountains and the sweeping Bow Valley offer stunning contracts. Elk roam about, totally unconcerned with the flow of visitors passing them by. While visiting Banff’s fun places, don’t miss a gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain or a dip in the sulfur pool. Overnight - Banff
Day 06: Banff
You are never at a loss for things to do in Banff. The village is filled with delightful shops and boutiques. Be sure to spend some time at the Fairmont Banff Springs as it is a village in and of itself. If you enjoy outdoor activities, you can golf, bike or hike.Overnight - Banff.
Day 07: Banff to Jasper
If during your travels to Banff you saw places and longed to stop, your full day sightseeing excursion will take you to many of them. As you travel to Jasper along the Icefield’s parkway, you will pass some of the most beautiful vistas found anyplace on the globe. A stop at the awesome Athabasca Glacier for a Ice Explorer ride on this prehistoric river of endless ice is included in your day. Emerald Lakes, towering waterfalls and mountain peaks make this a day to remember. Your full day sightseeing excursion will bring you into Jasper late this afternoon where overnight arrangements have been confirmed.Overnight – Jasper.
Day 08, 09: ViaRail Jasper to Toronto
Your morning is at leisure. Your train departs early this afternoon and arrangements have been made with the hotel for your transfer to the rail station. Once aboard the train, the staff will see you settled into your bedroom. As a Silver and Blue Service passenger, your fare includes all meals, use of any of the lounges and access to the skyline car for spectacular viewing. As you continue your rail journey from Vancouver to Toronto, you will have travel through five of Canada's Provinces. The mountain scenery between Vancouver and Jasper is hard to beat, but as you travel through the prairie lands of Alberta and Saskatchewan, you come to realize that they have a beauty that is all their own. In Manitoba, you enter a land of forest and lakes. This wealth of forest and water made Winnipeg, located at the junction of the Red, Assiniboine and Seine Rivers the capital of Canada's fur trade. You also see what a lifeline the train is for people who live where roads are few but lakes, rivers and waterways abound. OverNights - Spent aboard VIA Rail.
Day 10: Arrive Toronto
Yet another day of rail travel is yours to enjoy. You are scheduled to arrive into Toronto this evening. Overnight arrangements have been confirmed at the Fairmont Royal York, located just across the street from the rail station.Overnight – Toronto.
Day 11: Toronto/Home
Toronto is a beautiful city with a lovely waterfront, wonderful shops and interesting sightseeing attractions, if time allows, explore this lovely city. Transfer to the airport for your departing international flight.
|Group size: 18 pax
||Accomodation: 4/5 Star
||Duration: 10 days
Day 01: Santiago de Chile
Arrival at the international airport in Santiago.Transfer to the nice and charming hotel Torremayor in Santiago center. After a break we will enjoy our welcome drink in the hotel before we will head of to the typical Mercado Central to enjoy Chilean cuisine and Chilean wine. In the afternoon a City tour including outlook point Cerro San Cristobal.
Day 02: Maipo Valley
Our first destination is the Maipo Valley counting Chiles most important winerie, for touring and tasting including an exclusive lunch in one of the most important chilean estates.
Day 03: Colchagua Valley
We head south today, starting with a tasting of the exceptional wines at Viña Casa Silva. After our check-in in the new and modern four star hotel in Santa Cruz, which is situated in the heart of the Colchagua Valley. We’ll end the day in Viña Casa Lapostolle, one of the most famous estates in Chile. Dinner tonight is in the exclusive hotel restaurant.
Day 04: Colchagua Valley
During this day we will visit three well selected wineries in the Colchagua area with an exclusive lunch at a winery. In the afternoon a visit to the historical museum of Santa Cruz.
Day 05: Casablanca Valley
Early start to move via Viña del Mar on the pacific ocean. On our way we will have an "exotic chocolate tasting in harmony with wine". The afternoon is at your leisure and our nice hotel Montecarlo is situated on the ocean and close to the beach. Dinner tonight is at a nearby restaurant on the ocean front.
Day 06: Valparaiso - Quilpue
Morning visit to Valparaiso including museum of Pablo Neruda (nobel prize winner 1972), trip by cable car; exclusive lunch with view of the ocean and port. In the afternoon a visit to a typical chilean winery producing wines in old fashioned method.
Day 07: Casablanca Valley
After breakfast we move on via Casablanca Valley and visit Viña Veramonte where we will have our final tasting of the tour. We’ll celebrate that last night in a nearby restaurant with a fine dinner.
Day 08: Santiago - Transfer Airport
After breakfast transfer to the International airport.
|Group size: 15 pax||Accomodation: 5 Star||Duration: 5 days|
Day 01: Punta Cana
Have a leisurely breakfast at Cuatro restaurant in The Level, part of the Leve One Meliá Caribe Tropical, located on Bavaro Beach in Punta Cana. The Level is an adults-only area with its own private beach, built in the shape of a horseshoe, which can be used exclusively by groups. In the late morning, head for a pirate-themed afternoon of sailing with Ocean Adventure, which can be tailored for groups. The trip includes a chance to snorkel and swim with sharks and interact with stingrays at Shark Island. Participants can enjoy lunch and drinks on board during the return journey to the hotel. Alternatively there is also the option of an evening excursion with a pirate-themed dinner on board the ship.
Day 02: Santo Domingo
After an early breakfast, leave the hotel for an all-day tour of capital Santo Domingo, the first City of the Americas with transfers by private coach from locations across the island, including Punta Cana. The tour includes a stroll through the colonial zone, visiting the capital's monuments and museums. These include the Museo de las Casas Reales, which showcases colonial-era objects; and the Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, the first Cathedral of the Americas, dating back to 1512. After lunch, participants can tour more buildings in the city including the Fine Arts Palace, the National Theatre and the Presidential Palace, as well as stopping at Columbus Lighthouse, built in 1992 to celebrate the 500-year anniversary of Columbus' landing in the Americas. Stay at the five-star, 526-room Paradisus Palma Real Golf & Spa resort in Punta Cana, which offers guests a Royal Service option with personalized butler.
Day 03: Saona Island
After breakfast, travel by coach for an hour to the south-east tip of the island, with a stop at a local market for some souvenir shopping. Upon arrival, participants will take a speedboat and make a stop at the 'piscina natural', a shallow sandbank, to view starfish, before heading to Saona Island, part of the Parque Nacional del Este. On the island, they can learn merengue, a style of Dominican music and dance, enjoy beachside massages and have an al-fresco barbecue lunch on the white sandy beach surrounded by coconut palms. The return journey will be made via catamaran, with music and dancing on board. On the final night, enjoy entertainment into the early hours with a show and disco at Coco Bongo in downtown Punta Cana, where we will enjoy a reserve a VIP area.
Day 04: Golfing, Spa
Choose from a range of spa and golf options at the Paradisus Palma Real during the day. The Cocotal Golf Course & Country Club, designed by famous golf architect Jose Pepe Gancedo, is integrated into the surrounding countryside and offers 27 holes. Treatments at the 2,200m2 Yhi Spa include reflexology and herbal facials, and guests can also make use of a hydrotherapy area. In the early evening, depart for the airport to catch an overnight night flight to GER with CONDOR.
|Group size: 9 pax||Accomodation: 5 Star||Duration: 8 days|
Day 01: San José
Arrival at the international airport in San Jose and continue by domestic flight to Liberia. Arrival in Liberia. Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to your 5* hotel. Welcome Gala Dinner.
Day 02: Arenal
After breakfast, you will depart to La Fortuna, the closest town to the Arenal Volcano area. Balance of the day at leisure to rest or to enjoy the facilities of the 5* hotel.
Day 3: Arenal
Free day for optional activities such as tour to Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge, horseback riding, a visit to Arenal Volcano or a relaxed dip at the Hot Springs. The Arenal Volcano, is definitively the main attraction in this area.
Day 04: Sarapiqui
Today morning departure to Sarapiqui. Afternoon at your leisure or to enjoy a rafting tour.
Day 05: Tortuguero National Park
Early in the morning, you will travel to the Caribbean lowlands. Once there, you will board the boat and continue along the canals that run parallel to the Caribbean Coast. Tortuguero National Park will be your final destination. During the afternoon visit to the Turtle Museum and the picturesque Tortuguero village.
Day 06: Tortuguero Canals
After breakfast travel along the Tortuguero Canals which are ideal to spot the wildlife of the area. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the private trails of the lodge, ride a boat through the canals or just relax by the swimming pool.
Day 07: San José
After breakfast, you will return by boat to the pier, from where you will be transferred by land to San José. Rest of the afternoon at leisure. Farewell Dinner.
Day 08: San José - Transfer Airport
After breakfast transfer to the International airport.