Panama Canal & Rain Forest Experience

This tour package features a daylong trip through the Panama Canal starting at the Pacific and ending in the Atlantic. You will be accompanied by an expert guide who will explain in detail the Canal’s fascinating history – from the French’s attempts to build a sea level canal, through the final days of the U.S. project.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Panama City

Today at the appropriate time a representative will meet you at the Tocumen Airport to assist and transfer you to your hotel in Panama City. Furthermore you will receive an information kit.

Day 2: Panama City

During the morning you will visit the ruins of Old Panama, climb up the Cathedral tower, visit the Old Panama Museum and continue to Casco Viejo (the old city compound), which dates from the late 1600’s. A bilingual guide will describe the events in history leading up to the eventual movement of the capital city to its present location. Casco Viejo is home to monuments of Ferdinand de Lesseps and other Frenchmen instrumental in the ill-fated attempt of the French to construct a canal through Panama. The full day tour continues with a visit to the Miraflores Locks at the Panama Canal where large ships can be seen transiting the canal. Enjoy a presentation by the Panama Canal Authority on the history of the Panama Canal and marvel at the workings of this feat of human engineering. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. The tour continues to the Panama Canal area, including the town of Balboa, formerly part of the Panama Canal Zone. You will stop at the folk art market at the old YMCA building. In the late afternoon you will return to your hotel in Panama City.

Day 3: Panama City – Soberania National Park

Depart from the hotel and cross the Isthmus of Panama via the Trans-Isthmian highway. Stop at Gatún to explore the locks and the lake. Afterwards, cross the Panama Canal by drawbridge and keep going till Fort San Lorenzo. Constructed by the Spaniards in the 16th century, San Lorenzo was occupied by British pirates over the years due to its strategic location on the Chagres River. Captain Henry Morgan’s buccaneers took San Lorenzo after a bloody battle; eventually this set the stage for the most formidable pirate attack on the Spanish Main, the sack of Panama City in 1671. Kayaking the Panama Canal The ultimate in tranquility! Join us kayaking on the Gatún Lake starting from Gamboa, near the Soberania National Park, where you will pass through the Tropical Rainforest at a smooth pace, following the stream and possibly coming across some unique jungle birds, monkeys, sloths, and other tropical species of flora and fauna.

Day 4: Soberania National Park

The Panama Canal Tour starts with an early morning pick-up at your hotel for a short transfer to Flamenco Island, at the Causeway of Amador on the Pacific side of the Canal. You will first sail under the bridge of the Americas, which raises over 100 meters above sea level and reunites the land divided during construction of the canal forming another link in the Pan-American Highway. Lunch is served in buffet style. The Panama Canal is 80 kilometers long existing of deep waters in the Pacific Ocean to deep waters in the Caribbean Sea. It was cut through the lowest and one of the narrowest saddles of the long mountainous Isthmus that joins North and South America. The original elevation was 95 meters above sea level where it crosses the Continental Divide. You will cross the two locks at the Pacific side: Miraflores and Pedro Miguel locks.

Day 5: Soberania National Park

Free day for optional tours (not included) or relaxation at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort:

Choose from different options as:

  • El Valle Mountain Hiking Tour or Hiking the Soberania National Park
  • Boat tour Gatun Lake and wildlife observation
  • The Chagres National Park and visit to the Embera community
  • Canopy Adventure – Zip Line
  • Golf Tours
Day 6: Soberania National Park – Panama City – Miraflores Locks

Transfer back to the city with a stop at Miraflores Locks where you can admire the full operation of the Panama Canal.

Day 7: Depart Panama City

At the appropriate time, transfer to international airport for departure.

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Departs Daily from Panama City :Price on ApplicationPrice on Application

Inclusions 
Meals:6 breakfasts, 3 lunches
Transport:Airport Transfers & air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation:6 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Costa Rica & Nicaragua

Venture to the heart of Central America starting to discover Costa Rica & Nicaragua. Start the experience in the Manuel Antonio National Park with its beautiful beaches and wildlife. head north along the Pacific Coast to Monteverde Cloud Forest with its hanging bridges for flora and fauna observation. Continue north west to Rincon de la Vieja National Park to explore its wildlife, the mud pools and hotsprings. Then cross the border into Nicaragua to the beautiful Ometepe Island, located inside Lake Nicaragua. continue by car to colonial Granada, the Masaya Volcano and then onto Leon, another colonial jewel of Nicaragua. The tour concludes in Managua.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive San Jose

Welcome! Upon your arrival at San José International Airport our English-speaking representative will greet you and assist you on arrival. At this time you will be provided a short briefing and an informative travel handout.

Hotel: Fleur De Lys Hotel

Day 2: San Jose – Manuel Antonio National Park

A transfer will take you down to the Pacific Coast. Short time before you left the capital the close Pacific Ocean as well as the Nicoya Peninusla with some small islands can already be seen. Between Jacó and Manuel Antonio you may observe the large Palm Tree plantations ‘la palma africana’ which is an important source to produce cooking oil. Your hotel lies on a slope around 140m above the Ocean allowing breathtaking views. There is a free shuttle to the beach at fixed times.

Hotel: Playa Espadilla Hotel, 2 nights

Day 3: Manuel Antonio National Park

Visit the smallest National Park of our country. A local guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel in company with other guests. Many animals can be seen such as sloths, birds, kongos and of course the mono-titis. The morning hours are the best to observe nature! Do not miss the twilight tour at the hotel’s own Reserve (entrance to be paid on the spot).

Day 4: Manuel Antonio National Park – Monteverde

After breakfast a transfer takes you back north and after about 2 ½ hours start to climb up the mountains to get to the cloud forest region of Monteverde. The climate on 1500m above sea level is very pleasant, a bit chilly at night. The hotel garden’s invite for a walk. The village itself is located less than 2km from the hotel. Nevertheless there are several bars and restaurants in walking distance.

Hotel: Arco Iris Lodge, 2 nights

Day 5: Monteverde

The best way to explore and take advantage of this superb region is to hike across the famous suspension bridges. A transfer will pick you up and drives you to the entrance of the bridges. Amazing views across the tree tops and even down onto the Pacific Ocean await you. The afternoon is at your leisure, why not visiting the frog or snake museum? Or a humming bird and butterfly garden? There is also one at Selvatura. (Optional).

Day 6: Monteverde – Rincon de la Vieja

In the morning a shuttle bus (shared transfer) picks you up at the hotel. Your journey continues down towards the Panamerican Highway, towards the north. 30min north of Liberia, the road winds up the hill of the impressive Rincón de la Vieja Volcano. As the climate in this region is influenced by the dry winds from the north-west, the country side in some parts can be compared to the wild-west.

Hotel: Hacienda Guachipelin Volcano Ranch Hotel & Hot Springs, 2 nights

-Day 7: Rincon de la Vieja

<p style=”text-align: justify;”>A great day awaits you: horses can be seen everywhere in this area. Today explore it on the back of a horse, accompanied by a local guide and possibly other guests on a tour towards a nice waterfall. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure to relax and walk across the wide property where also bubbling mud holes can be observed as well as Sulphur Rivers.

Day 8: Rincon de la Vieja – Penas Blancas (Nicaragua Border) – Ometepe island

An early transfer picks you up at the hotel by 8am. Drive towards the border to Nicaragua where you arrive at around 10.30am. Private Transfer from Peñas Blancas border to San Jorge’s port, located at Rivas. Upon arrival at San Jorge , you will board a one hour ride ferry that will take you to the breast of Ometepelt (Ometepe). A local transportation will be waiting for us and will take us on an approximately 1 hour transfer to San Juan de la Isla Hotel. From the moment you arrive to Ometepe you realize that you are in a different world, unique in its kind. The presence of the Volcanoes is constant as life circles around these two colossuses of nature. The Concepción is a dormant volcano and the Maderas is extinct volcano covered by a deep cloud forest and a lagoon on the top of the crater. The Island was a ceremonial place for ancient Indian culture; because of this many petroglyphs and stone idols are found in different archaeological sites and in the Altagracia town. Ometepe is a soft adventure place. In the hotel you will have the lunch & dinner.

Hotel: San Juan de la Isla, 3 nights

Day 9: Ometepe Island

Breakfast at the hotel. Then you will do a Maderas Volcano Hike. It is a hard tour 6-8 hours walk on a muddy road and pike. Your reward will be a very unique forest vegetation, where you can see monkeys, birds, and butterflies. And of course the lagoon in the crater of Volcano Maderas. Includes transportation Hotel – Villa Magdalena – Hotel, one lunchpacket per person (sandwich, water, fruits), Spanish and English speaking guide, entrance to Volcan Maderas. For this tour you need: health, fitness and mood.
The tour included: Transportation, guide, sandwich, fruits and water.

Day 10: Ometepe Island

Breakfast at hotel San Juan de la Isla, followed by a full day biking tour to Ometepe Island. This is a fantastic opportunity to see the most interesting places of the island, you will visit the town called Altagracia with its charming little church, the museum ,the stone statues , the mysterious Charco Verde & Numismatic Museum. Lunch in Hotel Villa Paraíso included on the tour.

Day 11: Ometepe Island – Granada

Breakfast at hotel San Juan de la Isla, followed the Private guided transfer from Ometepe to Granada colonial city. Rest of the afternoon at leisure to rest or to know the town on your own.

Hotel: Hotel Colonial Granada, 2 nights

Day 12: Granada

Full Day tour to Granada City and the White Towns. The colonial city of Granada was founded by Captain Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba in the year 1524. It was built next to the Mombacho volcano and the great lake of Nicaragua. Named after the city of Granada in Spain, this city has plenty of colonial churches, narrow streets and large homes with beautiful indoor patios, tiled roofs and pretty colonial colors. Upon arrival, we will have a sightseeing tour and later arrive at the main plaza for our walking tour of the surrounding area. We will see the famous “Casa de Los Tres Mundos” and the San Francisco convent. Here, we will have the opportunity to see and take pictures of mysterious idols made by our ancestors. This is an impressive collection of genuine pre-Columbian sculptures in human and animal shapes. During the tour we will learn about the history of the city, and the adventures of filibuster William Walker, who invaded the city in the year 1855. We will learn about the civil wars that basically destroyed the city in the past. At the same time, we will witness the current restoration process which only makes the city even more attractive. Due to the historical and cultural value of the city, it is in the process of being declared a heritage of mankind by UNESCO. Then, we will continue to Lake Nicaragua for a relaxing boat ride around some of the islands formed by the impressive Mombacho volcano. See the volcanic evidence and influence of the area. Enjoy great landscape views and wildlife and of course have a chance to take pictures. Then they will take the lunch in a local restaurant in Granada. In the afternoon we will go to the small twons, were given their name in the early colonial period because the Spaniards decided to paint their homes in white. Nowadays “white towns” is a part of Nicaraguan folklore. The interesting fact is that each town has its own specialty when it comes to art, food and tradition. In the past, these towns were known as “witch doctor’s towns”, since a lot of the people were shamans and did that for a living. Nowadays, there are not many witch doctors left, but some people suspect that certain individuals in the towns are still devoted to these practices. There is a good balance between the rainy and dry seasons and this combines to make this a beautiful area full of fruits and trees. The landscape is very attractive and people are humble and friendly. We take today’s tour through these towns making strategic stops in the most interesting places. We learn how people make bamboo baskets and furniture and we go by Somoza and Sandino’s native towns. We’ll do shopping in San Juan de Oriente and Catarina (pottery). Here you find beautiful arts and crafts and nurseries with beautiful flowers. We will also see the view from Catarina of the surrounding water and volcano landscape and get to know the Nicaraguan’s character, personality and way of life.

Day 13: Granada – Leon

Breakfast at Hotel Colonial. Then We will go to Masaya Volcano and then continue to León. Masaya Volcno is the first national park in the country was established in 1979. The park includes a beautiful volcanic lake known as the “Masaya lagoon”. Upon arrival, we will witness all the influence that volcanic activities have had in the shaping of the zone. Only ten minutes from the entrance we will be able to visit the environmental center, a museum where we can see a model of the park and also see paintings of Nicaraguan artists relating to the history of the volcano. We’ll Learn about the tectonic plates and volcanic regions of the planet and get to know about the flora and fauna of this wildlife refuge. We will continue our trip to the summit of the volcano, where we will get out of our vehicle and walk the few steps to see the Santiago crater, active since 1946. We will also have time to explore the surrounding area and see more volcanic formations, learn about the Aratinga Strenua (amazing birds living in the toxic crater walls) as well as the history of the Spanish priests who explored the volcano and the superstitious beliefs held by the natives who inhabited the area. Then We will continue to León City and take the lunch in a local restaurant.

Hotel: Convento Hotel, 2 nights

Day 14: Leon

The colonial city of Leon was founded by Francisco Hernandez de Cordoba in the year 1524 next to Lake Xolotlan and the active Momotombo volcano. There were important indigenous towns in the area. The city was actually built next to the town known as Imabite but in the year 1610 it was moved to its current location after being destroyed by a series of eruptions from the Momotombo volcano and the city was basically buried. That is why the city is called the Central American Pompey. We will begin with the city of Leon to see the main churches including the monumental cathedral, the largest in Central America, located at the main square. We will also see the birdhouse of Ruben Dario, the “Ortiz Gurdian” art gallery and the “El Convento” hotel and its colonial architecture. During the walking tour get to know the historic murals of the city and understand the role played by Leon in the social, economic and political development of Nicaragua. Rest of the afternoon at leisure to rest or to know the town on your own.

Day 15: Leon – Managua

The morning at leisure to walk in the town. At the afternoon they will have a private guided transfer from León to Hotel Los Robles in Managua.

Hotel: Los Robles Hotel

Day 16: Depart Managua

At convenient time, we will pick you up in a private guided transfer from the hotel to the international airport.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from San Jose:Price on ApplicationPrice on Application

Inclusions 
Meals:15 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & Air-conditioned Private Car or Shuttle vehicle
Ferry:Ferry Ticket: San Jorge - Ometepelt island
Accommodation:15 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary
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Colonial Jewels

Walk the fairy tale-like cobblestone streets in one of Mexico best preserved colonial towns filled with beautiful archways, flower-filled courtyards and authentic Spanish style architecture, all set in the natural beauty of Mexico’s picturesque highlands.

Starting in Mexico City, travel to nearby Morelia, a city of charming plazas and fountains before continuing to the pretty yet quaint town of Paztcuaro. Explore San Miguel de Allende to see beautiful architecture where the windows and balconies are decorated with flower plots and the streets are landmarks of its rich history.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Mexico City – Taxco

Pick up from your hotel and visit to Cuernavaca, a charming city known as the ‘City of Eternal Spring’. Continue to beautiful Taxco a cobblestone colonial town famous for its silver works.

Day 2: Taxco – Morelia

Morning visit to Patzcuaro, built in 1534,the former capital of the Purepechan Kingdom. Visits include the Lady of Health, the House of the 11 patios, and the Vasco de Quiroga Square. Continue to Morelia.

Day 3: Morelia – San Miguel De Allende

Morning tour of Morelia, including Governor’s Palace, the Arms Square and the Aqueducts. Visit the market and continue to San Miguel Allende.

Day 4: San Miguel De Allende

Morning city tour including the sights of Casa Allende and Royal Convent of the Conception.

Day 5: San Miguel De Allende

Full day visit to Guanajuato to visit the sights of Alhondiga, The Markez and the Juarez Theatre. Afernoon visit to Atotonilco and its World Heritage listed church.

Day 6: San Miguel De Allende – Mexico City 

Visit the archaelogical sites of Tula and the town of Tepotzotlan before returning to Mexico City.

2018 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Mexico City:$2,163.00$4,248.00

Inclusions 
Meals:5 breakfasts
Transport:Airport Transfers & Air-conditioned Vehicle
Accommodation:5 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Cuba & Mexico

This combined adventure offers you the opportunity to explore two fascinating tourist destinations in a varied and exciting trip: Cuba & Mexico. The Caribbean total round trip takes you to the major attractions of both countries; visit to the beautiful tobacco plantations in Cuba’s Vinales Valley and discover cities such as Trinidad and Cienfuegos, which are infused with colonial charm, before you dive into the world of the Maya at Chichen Itza and Tulum, which offer a fascinating glimpse into the past of Mexican civilization. Between city tours and excursions there will also be plenty of time to relax on the glorious, sprawling beaches that characterise this part of the world.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Havana

Today you will arrive at Havana’s international airport. Meet and assist at the and transfer from the airport to the hotel for you. Spend the rest of the day exploring the picturesque old town of Havana or enjoying a cocktail in one of Havana’s typical Cuban bars.

Hotel: Habana Libre Hotel, 2 nights

Day 2: Havana

Today you will have a guided walking tour through Havana’s Old Town. The Old Town of Havana was declared a UNESCO world cultural heritage site in 1982. While strolling through the vibrant streets of the Cuban capital you can reminisce about days gone by. Look forward to visiting the Havana Club Rum Museum and driving through the “modern” part of Havana in the back of a classic car.

Day 3: Havana – Vinales

After breakfast you will head westward. You will stop and visit a “Casa del Veguero” (house of a tobacco farmer) surrounded by lush tobacco fields in the famous Vinales Valley. You will also visit the “Cueva del Indio”. Vinales is a small town situated between green tobacco fields and monumental limestone formations called ‘Mogotes’.

Hotel: Hotel Rancho San Vicente

Day 4: Vinales – Cienfuegos

Today you will head to sunny Cienfuegos. Cienfuegos is one of the liveliest and most beautiful cities in Cuba. On your way, you will stop at the Bay of Pigs where you will go on a boat tour of the Laguna del Tresoro. This so-called ‘Treasure Lake’ is located amid numerous canals, mangrove forests and palm trees. Once you have arrived in Cienfuegos you can spend the rest of the day as you wish.

Hotel: Jagua Hotel

Day 5: Cienfuegos – Trinidad

Today’s journey will bring you to Trinidad. A colonial city which was founded in 1514 and declared world heritage site by the UNESCO. On your way to Trinidad you will go on an enjoyable excursion to El Cubano Park, which is located in the National Park of Topes de Collantes. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant.

Hotel: Hotel Las Cuevas, 2 nights

Day 6: Trinidad

Start your day with a guided walking tour of exciting Trinidad. There is lots to see in the colonial old town of Trinidad, including the Palacio Brunet, one of the most beautiful palaces of the city. Today, the Palacio Brunet is home of the Museo Romantico. In the afternoon you will go on an excursion to the beach where you can enjoy the Caribbean Sea and relax under palm trees.

Day 7: Trinidad – Havana

In the morning you will head back to Havana. On the way, you will stop in Santa Clara, where you will visit the Che Guevara Mausoleum. Here rest the remains of the famous revolutionist, which were only found a few years ago. Enjoy your last evening in Havana as you see fit.

Hotel: Habana Libre Hotel

Day 8: Havana – Cancun – Chichen Itzaa

It’s time to bid farewell to beautiful Cuba. You will be driven to the airport where you will board your flight to Cancun. Somebody will be waiting for you at Cancun airport and when you arrive he/she will bring you to Chichen Itza. Unwind after your flight as you go on a sightseeing tour.

Hotel: Hotel Dolores Alba Chichen Itza

Day 9: Chichen Itza – Izamal – Mérida

Today you will get to experience an informative tour of the amazing archaeological site of Chichen Itza. After touring this remarkable ancient Mayan city you will continue to Izamal, a colonial city, which was declared “Pueblo Mágico“ (magical place). This is in honour of the city’s authenticity and beauty. Once you have arrived in Mérida you will discover the city.

Hotel: Hotel Dolores Alba Mérida, 2 nights

Day 10: Mérida

Spend the day as you wish. There’s lots to do, but we recommended visiting the Uxmal ruins, one of the most visited Maya heritage sites, exploring the famous Cuzuma Cenotes, or going on an excursion to the Celestun national park.

Day 11: Mérida – Valladolid

Today you will drive to Valladolid, a colonial city, which is also classified as a “Pueblo Mágico“. During a guided city tour of this extraordinary city you will be shown the most important highlights. Valladolid is sure to enchant you.

Hotel: Maria de la Luz

Day 12: Valladolid – Tulum

Today you will go to the beautiful Cliffside Maya city of Tulum. There is a spectacular view of the ocean from this archaeological site. Take this opportunity to relax and enjoy the idyllic Caribbean coast.

Hotel: Wish Tulum

Day 13: Tulum – Playa del Carmen

Today’s destination is called Playa del Carmen. Spend the whole day at the beach if you like, swimming or relaxing in the shade. You can enjoy the evening in one of the town’s various bars and enjoy a typical Mexican drink.

Hotel: Playa del Carmen by H&A, 2 nights

Day 14: Playa del Carmen

Spend your last day entirely as you wish. Relax at the beach, go shopping or pick up some final souvenirs for friends and family at home. In the evening you will enjoy a delicious Mexican dinner and one of the town’s many delicious restaurants.

Day 15: Depart Playa del Carmen

Today your Cuba – Mexico Round-trip tour ends. Spend the morning at your leisure before heading to the international airport of Cancun.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Havana:Price on ApplicationPrice on Application

Inclusions 
Meals:14 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & Air-conditioned Private Car or Van
Flights:Flight Ticket: Havana / Cancun
Accommodation:14 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary
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Havana Stopover

Havana is the largest city in the Caribbean and also the political, cultural and economic hub of Cuba. Founded in 1519, Havana was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. The city has an eclectic mixture of architecture styles, from neo-classical, art noveau to colonial and art deco. Offering all kinds of attractions, hotels, restaurant, universities, modern hospitals, theatres, cinemas, zoo, aquarium, botanical gardens, museums and an incredible nightlife.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Havana

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your selected hotel.

Hotel Options:

  • Homestay – Hostal Mayari, 3 nights
  • Santa Brigada, 3 nights
  • Conde de Villanueva, 3 nights
  • Hotel Florida, 3 nights
  • Iberostar Parque Central, 3 nights
  • Saratoga, 3 nights
  • Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski, 3 nights
Day 2: Havana

Enjoy a panoramic city tour through modern Havana in a vintage car. Travel through neighbourhoods such as Central Havana, Vedado and Miramar. You will ride past the Capitol Building, Revolution Square, Hotel Nacional and the University of Havana among others. Entrance to one Museum is included as well as a complimentary drink in one of the private restaurants at the suburbs.

Day 3: Havana

After breakfast enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 4: Havana

Transfer to the airport for your flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin Share FromSolo Traveller From
Departs daily from Havana:
Homestay – Hostal Mayari$579.00$1,111.00
Santa Brigada
$634.00$981.00
Conde de Villanueva$711.00$1,180.00
Hotel Florida
$745.00$1,213.00
Iberostar Parque Central$1,080.00$1,614.00
Saratoga$1,746.00$3,414.00
Gran Hotel Manzana Kempinski$1,776.00$3,270.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 3 breakfasts
Transport: Airport Transfers & Havana city tour with vintage cars
Accommodation:13 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Hidden Gems of the Dominican Republic

See the real Hidden Gems of the Dominican Republic! Enjoy a unique adventure exploring its many hidden beaches, local restaurants, tour a working rum distillery or see cigars being made. For eight days and seven nights experience a journey where you can live its unique history, its nature, and diversity.

With 500 years of history, beautiful water cascades, river rapids and spectacular virgin beaches, the Dominican Republic is best discovered by this means.

Learn how the locals live by visiting small villages and enjoy their typical costumes and food. Stay in tourist class hotels and travel in comfortable transportation specially arranged for you. Upgrade of hotels options available.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Santo Domingo

Meet and assist at the airport and transfer to your selected hotel 3*. El Conuco means “the countryside,” and diners have no problem transporting themselves from the city and into the eatery’s mosaic of hammocks, plants, and woven blankets. The restaurant even looks like a thatched-roof bungalow. The menu keeps up the theme with a selection of the area’s most authentic Dominican dishes. Try “La Bandera” (beef simmered with rice, kidney beans, and fried bananas) or something a little less exotic, like chicken cooked in onions and red wine. Each item embraces true “country-style” dining, making the place a great choice for sampling local cuisine.

Day 2: Santo Domingo – Arabacoa – Puerto Plata

After breakfast, transfer to Rancho Baiguate in the Jarabacoa region. Maximum adventure and fun for everyone. Hop on a raft and enjoy the cool waters of the Yaque del Norte River, the longest in the Caribbean. In the company of professional guides, you will go through canyons and rapids to the feel of an adrenaline rush. You will discover places unknown to most. Action, nature, a once-in-a lifetime adventure. Lunch at the ranch. In the late afternoon, continue to your trip for another 3 hours to your hotel in Puerto Plata.

Day 3: Puerto Plata

Day tour to Damajagua Waterfalls. Nestled in the rolling hills of the Northern Corridor mountain range and behind the long stalks of sugar cane lays a treasure you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Mother Nature has crafted twenty-seven awe-inspiring pools, etched out of limestone, for your enjoyment. Come discover the best kept secret of the Dominican Republic!! Lunch and drinks included. Late afternoon return to your hotel in Puerto Plata.

Day 4: Puerto Plata – Las Galeras

Morning, bike tour in Puerto Plata area. You will have the opportunity to view dynamic scenery of Puerto Plata and Playa Dorada Complex, an abundant forest, sugar cane fields, mountain streams, along with a dramatic coastline which can be photographed from the trail. You will visit Dominican and Haitian villages, rural schools allowing you the opportunity to learn about Dominican customs, native plants and animals. Early afternoon transfer to Las Galeras Beach in the Samana Peninsula, unspoiled white-sandy beaches, coconut-covered mountains, clear mountain streams winding through lush, tropical rain forests, vibrant coral reefs, internationally known whale-watching and many other attractions, a vacation of adventure is awaiting your discovery. 6:30 pm Arrival to Samana.

Day 5: Samana Peninsula

Day tour to Los Haitises National Park. Los Haitises is one of the most distinctive of the national reserves, comprising nearly 160 kilometers of mangroves, estuaries, coves, and bays that together embrace the southwestern curve of the Bahía de Samaná. Over 700 species of flora (17 are endemic to the area) thrive in the subhumid tropical forest due to its great amount of annual rainfall. Roughly 110 species of birds nest here. The extensive limestone cave system is a major attraction for its examples of stalactites, stalagmites, and Taíno pictographs and petroglyphs depicting animals, rituals, faces, and divine beings. Continue to cayo Levantado. This jewel of a tiny island lies just off the Samaná Peninsula and is our destination for a day of pure escapism. The sand is white and powdery, the turquoise waters are crystal clear and perfect for snorkeling or gentle swimming. Time to relax at the beach, return to your hotel.

Day 6: Las Galeras – Santo Domingo

Morning free to relax at the beach. Mid afternoon transfer back to Santo Domingo. Four houses hugging the palm trees, whitest sand, the fishermen boats scattered in the clear waters, the small key in the middle of the bay, the “chiringitos” where the freshest of fish are cooked, and a sea with all the tonalities of blue and green. Las Galeras has it all. 8:00 pm Farewell dinner at El Meson de la Cava, a restaurant situated in a natural lime stone cave. Created Millions of years ago by the “Waves Action” when the coast line hugged this cliff. Dine in a natural cave situated on the edge of Santo Domingo’s most beautiful city Park. We are proud of our 40 year history serving fine food, world class wine, and unparallel service.

Day 7: Santo Domingo

Discover the oldest city in the New World. You, first of all, will stop at “Los Tres Ojos”, a natural fresh water spring , set like crystal jewels in an underground fern-covered cave. The coach tour will include the first palace, “El Alcazar”, the Cathedral of Santa Maria la Menor, the “Atarazana”, a lovely, picturesque street, one of the first in the city and all the most important churches, buildings and parks of the colonial city. Of the modern city you will see the Presidential Palace and the Cultural Plaza. There you will find our National Theater, the Museum of Moderm Art, the Museum of the Dominican Man, among others. After the stop for lunch (not included), there will be time for shopping in the Santo Domingo Jewerly Shop and last but no least we will visit the Aquarium. 2:00 pm Lunch at Restaurant Atarazana.

Day 8: Depart Santo Domingo

At a convenient time, transfer to the airport for your flight out.

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Departs daily from Santo Domingo:Price on ApplicationPrice on Application

Inclusions 
Meals:7 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 1 Dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & Air-conditioned Private Car or Van
Accommodation:7 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

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* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Basic Guatemala

In this short tour you will visit the spectacular sights that Guatemala has to offer. Guatemala City is the perfect description of old and new, located in the heart of the country. World Heritage Area Antigua is set in the beautiful scenery of three volcanoes and mountainside with colourful colonial buildings make up much of its architecture. Walk the cobblestone streets of Chichicastenango to find Latin America’s largest colourful open air market.

Planning your holiday is easy, tact Us and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Guatemala City

Arrival in Guatemala City and transfer to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is free at leisure.

Day 2: Guatemala City – Antigua – Chichicastenango

Depart for Antigua, the former Spanish-colonial capital, for brief sightseeing of this charming town. After lunch continue to Chichicastenango for overnight.

Day 3: Chichicastenango – Guatemala City

Visit the colourful open-air-market and Church of Santo Tomas. Afternoon return to Guatemala City via Lake Atilan for a bfrief stop at the lakeside village of Panajachel.

Day 4: Guatemala City

Transfer to airport where your 4 Day Basic Guatemala Tour concludes.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Tuesday & Friday from Guatemala City:
Tourist Class Hotels:$466.00$722.00
First Class Hotels:$570.00$916.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 3 Breakfasts
Transport: Airport Transfers & Seat In Coach Air-conditioned Vehicle
Accommodation:3 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

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* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Taste of Guatemala

This tour will take you around the highlights of colourful Guatemala visiting areas reflecting the diverse cultures and colonial and Hispanic influences evident it their culture, architecture and food.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Flores

Arrive in Flores. Transfer to Flores or Tikal for accommodation.

Day 2: Flores – Guatemala City 

Tour to Tikal ruins located in the heart of the Guatemalan jungle and its unique temples. Afternoon flight to Guatemala City

Day 3: Guatemala City – Chichicastenango

Full day tour to Chichicastenango market, considered the largest and most colourful Indian Market in Latin America.

Day 4: Chichicastenango – Lake Atitlan

Boat ride across Lake Atitlan ringed by small Mayan viallges and imposing mountain scenery.

Day 5: Lake Atitlan – Antigua – Guatemala City

Guided tour of Antigua to visit the main square, the palace and cathedral. Afternoon transfer to Guatemala City.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Tuesday from Flores:
Tourist Class Hotels:$914.00$1,220.00
First Class Hotels:$916.00$1,440.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 4 breakfasts
Transport: Airport Transfers & Seat In Coach Air-conditioned Vehicle
Flight: Air Ticket: Flores / Guatemala City
Accommodation:4 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Cuba Libre

Experience the authentic the Cuban way of life beginning your journey in Havana – a city where time has stood still evident in the architecture and the vintage cars. You will taste traditional cuisines and feel the rhythm of Cuban salsa in your bones. In Santiago de Cuba you’ll see how they make the world famous Cuban cigar and how they make sugar cane into the country’s most popular spirit, Rum. In Cayo Coco you will be able to enjoy white sandy beaches and the calm waters of the Caribbean sea before heading to the strong colonial heritage town of Trinidad.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Havana

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Old Havana.

Day 2: Havana

Morning tour of old Havana before stopping for lunch at a local restaurant. Enjoy a night of salsa dancing in a typical Cuban bar.

Day 3: Havana

Morning tour to learn about Cuba’s many religions and traditions. Sights visited include the farmers market & Babalao house. Visit to a local musician’s house to learn about the origins of Cuban music.

Day 4: Havana – Santiago De Cuba

Transfer to airport for your flight to Santiago de Cuba. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 5: Santiago De Cuba

Conquer the streets of Santiago in a vintage car before venturing into the Rum museum and factory. City tour including Moncada barracks, Revolution Square, baseball stadium and Manduley Avenue in the historic quarter.

Day 6: Santiago De Cuba – Holguin

Morning bus journey Holguin. Afternoon city tour including a fascinating museum in an old colonial barrack.

Day 7: Holguin – Camaguey – Cayo Coco

Morning transfer to Camaguey. Discover the diverse architecture of this UNESCO World Heritage City. Afternoon transfer to Cayo Coco island.

Day 8: Cayo Coco

Day at leisure to enjoy the world famous white-sand beaches.

Day 9: Cayo Coco – Trinidad

Transfer to Trinidad. Nightlife tour with a local guide including dinner and dancing.

Day 10: Trinidad

Full day tour including morning city tour of Trinidad followed by Topes de Collante Mountains.

Day 11: Trinidad – Santa Clara – Havana

Transfer to Santa Clara via Sancti Spiritus. Afternoon city tour including Che Mausoleum before your coach back to Havana.

Day 12: Depart Havana

Transfer to the airport.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin Share FromSolo Traveller From
Tourist Class Hotel:$3,498.00$5,737.00
First Class Hotel:$3,867.00$6,450.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 10 3 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 3 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & private transportation except buses from Santiago - Holguin / Santa Clara = Havana
Flight: Flight Ticket: Havana - Santiago de Cuba
Accommodation:10 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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La Bella Cuba

Spend a whole week exploring Cuba at its finest. Touch upon the rich history in Old Havana and Trinidad, meet the friendly locals and learn some salsa dancing, visit the enchanting Cienfuegos, Che Guevara’s Memorial in the beautiful Santa Clara, and take in some breathtaking scenery in Viñales Valley.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Havana

On arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel in the heart of Old Havana and only minutes from the Plaza Vieja (Old Square) with its eclectic colonial architecture from the 17th and 18th century.

Day 2: Havana

Morning walking tour of Old Havana. Be immersed in its history and charm as you wander though the labyrinth of streets that lead to the beautiful Plaza Vieja. This afternoon enjoy a unique experience on a panoramic city tour in a vintage car.

Day 3: Havana & Viñales

Discover the scenic beauty of Vinales and learn more about Cuba’s tobacco industry, during your visit to a small tobacco plantation and a local cigar factory before returning to Havana.

Day 4: Havana – Cienfuegos – Trinidad

Overland transfer to Trinidad visiting en route Cienfuegos. Unveil the secrets of this beautiful colonial city founded by French settlers known as the ‘The Pearl of the South’ due to its elegance and stunning natural bay

Day 5: Trinidad

Half day tour of Trinidad. This tour takes you on a fantastic journey this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wader though the historic centre, rich with stunning colonial architecture, vibrant atmosphere and friendly people.

Day 6: Trinidad

Hiking tour in Topes de Collantes Nature Reserve. Explore the Escambray mountain range recognisable by its steep peaks, deep valleys and exuberant vegetation. Visit the picturesque 60-metre waterfall of Caburni followed by a refreshing cocktail lunch.

Day 7: Trinidad – Santa Clara – Havana

Overland transfer to Havana via Santa Clara. Morning tour of the history-rich Santa Clara town, including a visit to Che Guevara Mausoleum. Enjoy some typical Cuban food before continuing to Havana

Day 8: Depart Havana

After breakfast, have the rest of day at leisure until your transfer out to the airport

2020 Dates & PricesTwin Share FromSolo Traveller From
Tourist Class Hotel:$1,847.00$2,871.00
First Class Hotel:$1,995.00$3,180.00
Deluxe Class Hotel:$3,400.00$5,384.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches
Transport: Airport Transfers, Overland Transfers between cities on tourist bus, air-conditioned vehicles
Accommodation:7 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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