Offering 11 guided vacations and travellers can save up to $2296 per coupleToronto â July 16, 2015 â South America is one of the fastest growing travel destinations for Canadians and Trafalgar (www.
trafalgar.com), the Insider of guided vacations offers 11 expertly-planned itineraries and four optional extensions including Easter Island and the Peruvian and Brazilian Amazon that allow that allow for maximum flexibility. Six diverse countries are explored on our South America trips and guests will enjoy real insights that take them deeper into the culture of each destination. With an abundance of Insider Experiences including Cultural Insights, Be My Guest dining experiences and Authentic Accommodations, guests will experience the destination come to life.âSouth America is a continent of dizzying natural splendor and home to the world's biggest rainforest, largest river and tallest waterfall and the multitude of Insider Experiences is truly appealing for multi-generational guests,â says Wolf Paunic, president of Trafalgar Canada. âAll internal air is also included on our South America itineraries making travel with Trafalgar a hassle-free experience.âGuests can save up to 10 per cent across Trafalgar's 2016 The Americas program with Early Payment Discounts of up to $2296 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 Ecuador Ecuador's colours and contrasts are featured on this 9-day Secrets of Ecuador Hidden Journeys trip including the iconic train journey aboard the Devil's Nose Train. In intimate groups of up to 26, Trafalgar's Hidden Journey trip style will take guests deeper into the culture of the destination so they can experience it in a way that's richer and more personal. This guided vacation is filled with Cultural Insights where unexpected stories and Hidden Treasures offer a deeper, more unusual view of local culture. From flute making with a local family in Otavalo to visiting a candy shop to watch a third generation candy-maker create a traditional Ecuadorian candy called colaciones in Quito to eating at a local restaurant and trying canelazo, a delicious spiced cinnamon rum drink to visiting an arts and crafts village in Cuenca to see experience the ancient weaving process of Panama hats, these hand-picked Insider Experiences allow guests to partake in local traditions and meet local people. A truly memorable experience will be the Be My Guest lunch at the Hacienda La Compania, a beautiful home and rose plantation. Guests will tour the grounds filled with 3,000 roses in the Jarrin family's hacienda and indulge in a delicious meal of Ecuadorian specialties. Guests can choose to continue their adventure with an optional 5-day Galapagos Islands Cruise. Conquistadors, Sacred Valleys and Inca MysteriesOn this exciting 8-day Family Experience guided vacation to Peru, guests will experience the history of the Sacred Valley, the Vistadome train journey to Macchu Picchu and âCity of Kings.' They will see the vibrant cultures and unique traditions that make Peru such a fascinating region. In Lima, families will be treated to a special experience where they will meet Ignacio Barrios, a young chef who will take them to a local market and then his cooking school where they will see a demonstration of how to prepare some of Peru's most popular foods. Guests will then enjoy a Be My Guest lunch of typical Peruvian dishes created by Ignacio and his sous chefs. The Cultural Insights on this guided vacation are abundant as families meet a Shaman, visit an animal sanctuary, view Andean weaving and sip the Peruvian drink chichi.Patagonian Grand Adventure For the ultimate explorer, the 11-day Patagonian Grand Adventure will prove to be the trip of a lifetime. Starting in Santiago and departing in Buenos Aires, the trip takes guests on a whirlwind adventure through Argentina and Chile, stopping off at the region's most breathtaking national parks and scenic landscapes. After a few days enjoying Santiago, guests head to Puerto Arenas where they will enjoy magnificent views of the permanently snow-covered Pinto Mountain Range and Riesco Island. The adventure begins as guests meet up with a Local Specialist to journey to the Serrano Glacier for a hike and exploration. Next up is Torres del Paine National Park, one of the region's most picturesque environments, where a Local Specialist shows guests cascading waterfalls, roaring creeks, shimmering lakes and spires of mountains. At UNESCO World Heritage Site, Los Glaciares National Park, travellers set off to discover the awe-inspiring landscape of almost 50 glaciers and one of the world's largest ice caps.To find out more information, contact your local travel agent 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. 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