Featuring seven itineraries and savings of up to $2,296 per coupleToronto â July 23, 2015 â From Mexico's Copper Canyon to Costa Rica's Monteverde Cloud Forest and the Panama Canal, Central America and Mexico offer guests unforgettable experiences with exotic wildlife, fascinating landscapes and interactions with exuberant local people.
Trafalgar's Insider Experiences will help travellers uncover the cultures and secrets of each destination. âCentral America and Mexico are such diverse and dynamic countries which will appeal to multi-generational Canadians with our six different trip styles,â says Wolf Paunic, president of Trafalgar Canada. âAs part of The Americas program, travelling to these destinations with Trafalgar is all about discovery and we help guests uncover the adventure, nature and culture with our seven outstanding itineraries.â Guests can save up to 10 per cent across Trafalgar's 2016 The Americas program with Early Payment Discounts* of up to $2,296 per couple available when they book and pay in full before November 19, 2015. Past passenger discounts of 5 per cent per person (land only) are also available for travellers who have previously travelled with The Travel Corporation's family of brands. Secrets of Panama and Costa RicaTrip style: Hidden JourneysThe culture, contrasts and epic landscape of Panama and Costa Rica are revealed on this NEW 16-day trip. As a Hidden Journeys trip style, guests on this trip will travel in intimate groups of up to 26. The Insider Experiences on this trip are abundant with many Cultural Insights including tasting delicious patacones (fried plantains) in the Embera' Drua and enjoying a typical Costa Rican lunch accompanied with an entertaining dance by children from a local school in Arenal. Guests on this trip will also be treated to two Be My Guest dining experiences. The first is an exclusive lunch at a thoroughbred-breeding farm situated in Cerro Punta Valley where guests will explore the farm and learn how the owners breed magnificent horses. Then in Sarapiqui, guests will be welcomed by Don Alberto and Dona Ana Quintana at their beautiful Hacienda Pozo Azul where they will enjoy a tour of the plantation before sitting down for a delicious and convivial luncheon with their hosts.Costa Rica Eco AdventureTrip Style: Country ExplorerTrafalgar's 8-day Costa Rica Eco Adventure is where all the iconic experiences come together from visiting Tortugero National Park to seeing Arenal Volcano to walking through the treetops at Monteverde Cloud Forest. Spending two nights in Monteverde Cloud Forest, guests will meet a native Quaker and Local Specialist who will share stories of Old Town Monteverde and also enjoy an excursion through the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve which will offer a bird's-eye view of the forest on the Sky Walk. Mexico's Copper CannonTrip Style: Cruise Rail and Combos Four times bigger than the Grand Canyon, Mexico's spectacular Copper Canyon is the backdrop for part of this extraordinary 10-day trip. Beginning in Phoenix and travelling south, guests will board a private boat for a scenic cruise in San Carlos on the Sea of Cortez to lookout for dolphins, seals and exotic seabirds. They will also learn all about the Cultural Insight of pearl oyster farming, grading and quality selection. The highlight of this trip is boarding a rail car to travel from sea level 2,285 metres in less than 240 kilometres, passing through tunnels and soaring over bridges. In the small town of Guerrero, restaurant owners Alma Casavantes and her husband Paco Cabrera welcome guests for a Be My Guest lunch where they serve an exquisite meal of traditional foods and share stories of the history of their family. To find out more information, contact your Sales Manager or visit www.trafalgar.com and follow us on Twitter at @TrafalgarCanada and Facebook. -ENDS-Terms and Conditions*Early Payment Discounts: Book and pay in full by November 19 2015 to save 10%, by January 28 2016 to save 7.5% and by April 28 2016 to save 5%. Discounts are applied at the time of booking, apply to the LAND-only portion of vacations featuring the âEarly Payment Discountâ in the price panel, and require full payment by the applicable discount deadline dates (see Great Savings section), but no later than 45/80 days (see Summary Information) prior to departure for land-only vacations. 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 vacation. Normal cancellation penalties apply. This offer is subject to availability, applies to new bookings only and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.About TrafalgarWith almost 70 years of expertise and insider knowledge, we're the most globally awarded guided vacation company. We reveal the must-see sights, but we also take guests deeper into the real culture of each destination. Created with our network of local connections, our hand-picked Insider Experiences reveal the unique people, places and traditions in every location - whether it's dining with a local family at their vineyard, on an exclusive Be My Guest, or discovering history on a stay at an Authentic Accommodation. We offer more choice of destinations and trip styles than any other guided vacation company. And we take care of all the little details, so our guests enjoy an unforgettable holiday every time. About The TreadRight FoundationCreated as a joint initiative between The Travel Corporation's family of brands, the TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit working to ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has supported more than 35 sustainable tourism projects worldwide. The Foundation's guiding principle is to encourage sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership and support for communities. Foundation priorities are set by the Steering Committee, which includes sustainability leaders like CĂ©line Cousteau and Costas Christ.TreadRight's past project partners include WWF, Conservation International and The National Trust in the UK. Current initiatives include sponsoring the National Geographic Society's inaugural âWorld Legacy Awards,â WildAid and inspiring wildlife advocates like Terri Irwin.To learn more about our past and current work at TreadRight, please visit us at treadright.org.Media Contacts: Katherine ChinPR & Digital Media SpecialistThe Travel Corporation, Canada33 Kern Road, Toronto, ON M3B 1S9T 416-322-8468 ext. 7536E firstname.lastname@example.orgMarie Anne MacRaeGlobal VP, Strategic Partnerships The Travel Corporation33 Kern Road, Toronto, ON M3B 1S9T 416-915-7016E email@example.com