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  • O UR 6 3 RD Y EAR 2010-2011 Latin America, Galapagos & Antarctica Small Group Escorted • Privately Guided • FreeStyle Touring SimplyA F F O R D A B L E AFFORDABLE Luxury Best price. Superior quality. Best value. Amazing experiences. Intimate touring with never more than 20 guests. We never cancel a departure.
  • 2010-2011 Exotic World Journeys Latin America Exotic World Journeys Chile Treasures of Nature in Costa Rica Fjords of Chile, 11 days 8 days from $2,299 The Heart of Patagonia, 3 or 5 days Highlights of Costa Rica Peru & Bolivia 8 days from $1,699 Inca Trail, 4 days Peruvian Splendor, 10 days Journey to the Galapagos 8 days from $3,2992 Mysteries of Machu Picchu & Amazon, 10 days Highlights of Bolivia, 7 days Machu Picchu & the Galapagos 14 days from $5,799 Short Stays & Excursions Five Days in Peru Costa Rica 5 days from $1,699 Arenal, Corcovado, Guanacaste, Jaco Beach, Manuel Grandeur of Peru Antonio, Monteverde, Nicoya, Pacuare River, Rincon 10 days for $3,899 de la Vieja, San José, Tortuguero, Sarapiqui Peru Explorer Belize 9 days for $2,399 Ambergris Caye, Belize City, Placencia, Across the Andes San Ignacio in Cayo, Tikal 12 days from $4,899 Ecuador South American Sampler Amazon Lodges, Chiva Express Train, Cuenca, 9 days for $2,799 Guayaquil, Otavalo, Quito Land of the Penguins Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras & Nicaragua 14 days from $6,799 Antigua, Chichicastenango, Copán, Guatemala City, Granada, Lake Atitlan, La Ceiba, Leon, Managua, FreeStyle Touring Roatan Island, San Pedro Sula, San Salvador, Costa Rica Tegucigalpa, Tela, Tikal Six Days Away, 6 days Panama Nature’s Classroom, 7 days Beach Resorts, Bocas del Toro, Chiriqui, Purely Natural: Costa Rica & Nicaragua, 8 days Gamboa Rainforest, Panama City, Pearl Islands, Belize San Blas Islands Belize Grand Discovery, 8 days Argentina & Uruguay Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras Andes Lakes Crossing, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, & Nicaragua Colonia del Sacramento, El Calafate, Iguassu Falls, Montevideo, Punta del Este, Mendoza, the Pampas, Maya Colors of Guatemala, 9 days Puerto Madryn, Salta, Ushuaia Ancient & Colonial Cities, 9 days Brazil Panama Amazon Lodges, Buzios, Iguassu Falls, The Panama Canal, 8 days Manaus, Pantanal, Salvador, Rio Argentina & Uruguay Chile South American Flavors, 8 days Atacama, Andes Lakes Crossing, Easter Island, Patagonia, Brazil Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas, Punta Arenas, Santiago, Three Jewels, 9 days Valparaiso, Vina del Mar, Vineyards Along the Amazon to Rio, 8 days Peru & Bolivia Amazon Lodges, Amazon River Cruises, Arequipa, Colca Valley, Cuzco, Lake Titicaca, Lima, Machu Picchu, Nazca, Sacred Valley O UR 6 3 RD Y EAR
  • Exotic World Journeys Our choices offer just the right style… Intimate Escorted Touring With only 20 guests or fewer, you’ll see and do so much more! Explore at a leisurely pace. Enjoy enriching interactions with our great guides and more authentic encounters in the places you visit. It’s the carefree experience of fully escorted touring… but without the rush and the crowd! Affordable Privately Guided Travel You’ll be amazed how economical our Privately Guided journeys are! Imagine having a personal car, driver and guide exclusively for your traveling party. Enjoy unhurried, expertly-guided sightseeing with the flexibility to pursue your passions and the freedom to explore at your own pace. Small Ship Cruising These all-inclusive cruise vacations promise surprising value – with shore excursions, fine dining and all port charges. Our collection of the world’s finest small ships includes new vessels for 2010, like the all-suites Star Goddess on the Nile or the MS Yangzi Explorer, the best luxury ship in China. Choose Your Price... We Promise Value SimplyA F F O R D A B L E You won’t find a better price for a vacation with all these great features… Carefully selected hotels, great meals, all on-tour transportation, internal flights, comprehensive sightseeing and uniquely planned Engaging Discoveries just for our guests. AFFORDABLE Luxury These extraordinarily affordable trips are designed to elevate every facet of the journey – except the price! Stay in some of the world’s finest hotels, dine in our favorite restaurants, explore in-depth with our unique sightseeing, and gain a fresh perspective on the world with our exclusive Engaging Discoveries! Our Unique FreeStyle Touring, Short Stays & Excursions We offer you more choice and flexibility than any other travel company! We invite you to peruse our extensive worldwide collection of privately guided trips and Short Stays… With so many choices, it’s easy to plan the vacation that’s just right for you… Extend your tour with any of these affordable options. Choose one for the trip of a lifetime, or mix and match several to create your own perfect itinerary!
  • Compare… and Save The most memorable vacation 2010 is the year to travel! Prices have experiences are sometimes those you don’t never been better, the world has never been plan. But when it comes to selecting the right more welcoming… and with the unmatched trip, it’s best not to leave things to chance. value of our Exotic World Journeys, you can So compare your options; you’ll be amazed by enjoy “more vacation” than you ever imagined! how much we offer for your vacation dollar! There’s No Need To Pay More Compare Our Experience… It can be difficult comparing one trip with another; We’ve been delighting the American traveler for it’s never “apples to apples.” But when you consider 63 years, providing extraordinary travel and superior the quality of our tours and all that we include, then value. Every trip reflects decades of expertise, a deep stack that up against similar upscale travel companies, knowledge of the world and long-nurtured relation- you’ll consistently find that we can save you money. ships with the finest hotels and partners worldwide. Save While You Travel Our Service… Our sightseeing is complete and in-depth, whether Our first-time guests and past travelers alike hail our it’s an intimate group of fewer than 16 guests or just attentive customer service. We can help you to select you and your traveling party. We include the must-see the right tour and customize your journey with care- sites and take you to the less-visited places for a more fully planned extensions. Our Concierge can even enriching experience. You’ll never have to reach for offer special assistance, like finding a travel roommate your wallet to pay for an optional tour. But if you or buying concert tickets. On-tour, our on-the-ground wish to explore a personal passion, our expert staff is team is always there to ensure a flawless journey. there to assist and recommend. Our Hotels… Explore our world with All of our hotels have been carefully selected for the unique and superior experiences they offer to our travelers. Delight in historic city-center landmarks, AND SAVE! charming boutique hotels, fabulous spa resorts and Enjoy the spirited camaraderie of traveling the the finest luxury brands worldwide. world with those you love! Save $50 per person when 3 travel together… $100 per person when Our Journeys… there are 4 in your party… and $150 per person We carefully plan every detail to promise you a with 5 or more family members and friends more enriching journey. Itineraries are unhurried, exploring the world together! our groups are smaller, sightseeing is more comprehensive, dining is superb, our guides are Save More At GeneralTours.com among the best in the world… and our exclusive Visit us online for expanded tour descriptions, deck Engaging Discoveries promise extraordinary plans, helpful pre-trip planning information, visa experiences you won’t find anywhere else. forms… and special savings throughout the year! We invite you to compare every element of our Exotic World Journeys… We don’t think you’ll find a better option. And once you book, we won’t disappoint you… We never cancel a departure. O UR 6 3 RD Y EAR
  • Exotic World Journeys Simply Affordable Escorted – 16 Guests or less Treasures of Nature in Costa Rica Travelers love our personal touch! With Amazing Experiences Every Day! never more than 16 guests and in the engaging Day 1 – San José Check in to the deluxe Real InterContinental Hotel and tour the charming capital. company of Ms. Uvi Jenkins, our expert natu- Meet Uvi Jenkins for an evening tour briefing and dine at Il Pomodoro. Meals D ralist guide, you’ll enjoy enriching, intimate and Day 2 – Through Braulio Carrillo National Park to the Caribbean unforgettable encounters with the animals and Travel through the lush Braulio Carrillo National Park rainforest to the pristine eco-systems that make Costa Rica so unique. Caribbean coast for a boat tour through the wildlife-rich Tortuguero Canals. Check in to the first class Mawamba Lodge and then explore Tortuguero village with your guide. This evening, gather for dinner and another enlightening naturalist’s briefing Engaging Discoveries with Uvi Jenkins. Meals B,L,D Day 3 – Explore Tortuguero National Park F O R O U R W O R L D T R AV E L E R S Often referred to as “The Amazon of Costa Rica,” Tortuguero is a tropical wetland filled with exotic flora and fauna waiting to be discovered. Traveling by boat, Step out in the elegant Escazú district and dine at you’ll explore the extensive network of canals and waterways that wind through Il Pomodoro, long popular with San José residents for the wildlife-rich vegetation. In the afternoon, enjoy a fascinating tour through the its inventive Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. Butterfly Farm. Meals B,L,D h Day 4 – A waterfall, a volcano and a hot spring This morning, Uvi will lead you on a rainforest walk through the Tirimbina Reserve. Experience more of Costa Rica’s natural wonders... Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to espy some of the indigenous wildlife, Enriching excursions and thrilling activities every day including colorful tropical birds, frogs and butterflies. Continue on to Tabaçon for a are expertly guided by our own Uvi Jenkins. restful overnight. Before you retire, relax in the soothing natural mineral pools and h waterfalls of the Tabaçon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, a distinguished member of The Leading Hotels of the World. Meals B,L,D Visit a coffee and sugar cane plantation and Day 5 – Explore through the forest canopy! observe the fascinating processes from coffee bean Thrilling adventure awaits this morning. High above the forest floor, the lush jungle to steaming mug and sugar cane to saca de guaro, canopy is alive with unique flora, exotic birds and other wildlife. Walking safely a popular local liqueur distilled from cane. along bridges suspended high in the tree tops, you’ll explore this hidden world. Then drive to Fortuna for lunch and shopping before returning to your resort. Meals B,L,D Tabacon Resort 8 ®
  • Managua Granada NICARAGUA L. Nicaragua Caribbean Morgan’s Rock Sea Arenal 2 Monteverde 2 2 Tortuguero GUANACASTE 1 San José Paci c C O S TA Day 6 – From cloud forest to coffee plantation Manuel Antonio RICA Gam Ocean Drive along the beautiful shores of Arenal Lake and enjoy lunch before Panama continuing on to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, a haven for bird Corcovado watchers. An afternoon visit to a coffee and sugar cane plantation reveals PA N A M A the many-step process that brings these high-mountain beans to your morning coffee cup. Then watch as sugar cane is distilled into saca de guaro Meet Your Guide, Uvi Jenkins! and sample this popular local liqueur. Enjoy a free evening at your tranquil Uvi Jenkins, a native Costa Rican, attended resort, the superior first class El Establo Mountain Hotel. Meals B,L,D high school in the U.S. and holds a degree Day 7 – Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve in Biological Sciences. With more than Explore the Cloud Forest as Uvi Jenkins enriches your appreciation and 15 years experience, she’s been delighting understanding of this complex ecosystem. Then accompany her on a visit our travelers with her warm nature and to the Hummingbird Gallery for an up-close look at these fascinating birds. tremendous knowledge. Meals B,L,D Day 8 – Back to the capital SimplyA F F O R D A B L E You’ll be escorted to San José where our tour services end. Meals B Deluxe and first class resorts and lodges, all meals, Our Handpicked Hideaways... comprehensive small group sightseeing with Uvi Jenkins, luggage handling, and all on-tour transportation. 8 days from $2,299 Plan with confidence. We never cancel a departure. Double 2010 San José – Real Intercontinental Tortuguero – Mawamba Lodge Jan 8; Feb 19; Mar 12; Apr 9 $2299 Sleek and sophisticated city resort First class comfort with a lovely Dec 24 2499 close to the shopping and dining of garden pool just steps from the 2011 San José’s vibrant Escazú district. beach and canals of Tortuguero. Jan 7; Feb 4; Mar 11; Apr 8 $2399 All prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. Explore our world with AND SAVE! Save $50 each when 3 guests travel together. Arenal – Tabaçon Grand Spa Monteverde – El Establo Save $100 each when 4 guests travel together. Thermal Resort Striking superior first class lodge, Save $150 each when 5 or more guests travel together. A true 5-star resort with geothermal surrounded by primary forest next pools and inviting cascades. to the Monteverde Reserve. Ask about our low international airfares on Enjoy More of Costa Rica JW Marriott Beach Resort Borinquen Resort & Spa 4 days in Guanacaste from $699 4 days from $829 Stunning beaches and a near- promises spectacular sunsets, Secluded on the pristine slopes views from your private deck, perfect climate on the northwest 4 great restaurants and complete of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano relax in the thermal mineral coast make Guanacaste the resort amenities from pool and in Guanacaste, our deluxe resort springs, take a mud bath or perfect place to unwind after spa to beach and golf. is the perfect place for adventure embark on a thrilling adventure your journey across Costa Rica! See page 29. or relaxation. Enjoy mountain in the surrounding forests. This stunning oceanfront hotel GeneralTours.com or see your Travel Professional 9
  • Exotic World Journeys Simply Affordable Privately Guided Highlights of Costa Rica Arenal Volcano Uncover the very best of Costa Rica on this family-friendly, hosted vacation filled with diverse An Enriching Journey from Coast to Coast! experiences. Personalize your trip with hotels that Day 1 – Welcome to San José are right for you. Then get set for thrilling discovery Check in to your choice of hotel. as you journey from the wildlife-rich waterways of Day 2 – Biological Diversity on the Caribbean Coast the Caribbean coast to an active volcano and the Journey to Tortuguero National Park, famed for its biological diversity, including pristine beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park! more than 300 species of birds, crocodiles, howler monkeys and manatees. Check in to your lodge where you can relax or explore the lush surroundings. Meals B,L,D Day 3 – Canal safari through Tortuguero Engaging Discoveries Tortuguero is a tropical wetland filled with exotic flora and fauna. Traveling by boat with an experienced naturalist guide, you’ll explore along the network of canals and F O R O U R W O R L D T R AV E L E R S waterways that wind through the wildlife-rich vegetation. Meals B,L,D Explore the “Amazon of Costa Rica”… A canal safari Day 4 – Journey to Arenal Hot Springs Voyage over water and land to Arenal, traveling at a comfortable pace with your through the waterways of Tortuguero reveals a own private car and driver. Arenal is an amazing place, filled with hot springs, lush stunning variety of tropical flora and fauna. gardens and natural mineral pools. Upon arrival, you’ll check in to your chosen h resort, with time to relax in your hotel’s private thermal spring pools. Meals B,L Day 5 – Personalize your stay in Arenal Personalize your Costa Rica vacation at Arenal with Tailor your vacation this morning with the included guided activity of your choice: the included guided excursion of your choice... from • La Fortuna: A 90-minute horseback ride and short hike bring you to this waterfall. easy and enriching to heart-pounding adventure! • Hike Arenal: Hike the base of the volcano along forested trails and lava flows. h • Hanging Bridges: Explore high in the canopy for an up-close look at rainforest flora and fauna and great views of Arenal Volcano. Experience the hidden geothermal power of the Earth • Canopy Tour: Adrenaline-rushing adventure! Gain a new perspective in a most pleasant way… relaxing in the soothing of the rainforest as you “fly” by zip-line through the trees. hot springs of your enchanting Arenal resort. Continue with your private car and driver to Manuel Antonio h National Park, famed for its beautiful Pacific beaches, rugged headlands and forests rich with wildlife. Settle in to your choice of Encounter flora and fauna in Manuel Antonio, hotel. Meals B crown jewel of Costa Rica’s national parks... Day 6 – Into Manuel Antonio National Park We include your park entry fee and an We make it easy to explore the crown jewel of Costa Rica’s expert naturalist to guide your way. national parks. With your entry fee included, and our expert naturalist leading the way, you’ll have a fascinating guided hike through this pristine coastal forest. Meals B Day 7 – Enjoy Manuel Antonio A full day free to enjoy at your own pace. Meals B Day 8 – Bid farewell to Manuel Antonio Your program with us finishes this morning. Meals B 10 ®
  • Travel any day you wish 8 days from $1,699 A choice of fine hotels, 12 meals, in-depth and flexible naturalist-guided excursions and all on-tour transportation. SimplyA F F O R D A B L E AFFORDABLE Luxury San José – Parque del Lago Tortuguero – Mawamba Lodge San José – Grano de Oro Tortuguero – Pachira Lodge First class comfort and a great A fine first class lodge close to the Award-winning luxury boutique Superior first class lodge set amidst location on Paseo Colon, one of beach and canals, with comfortable hotel set in a restored Victorian pristine waterways just 5 minutes the capital’s most vibrant streets. rooms and a lovely garden pool. mansion in the heart of the city. from the National Park entrance. Arenal – Paraiso Manuel Antonio – El Parador Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa Manuel Antonio – Si Como No Superior first class resort with 3 Perched high on a summit, this The finest luxury resort in Arenal. Striking architecture, award- inviting pools, lush tropical grounds first class spa resort offers breath- Guest suites feature two terraces winning luxury and an idyllic and impressive views of Arenal! taking views over the Pacific. with unparalleled volcano views. hilltop location await you. Double Child (up to age 10) Double Child (up to age 10) 2010 2010 Jan-Apr; Dec $1799 $999 Jan-Apr; Jul-Aug; Dec $1999 $1099 May-Nov 1699 999 May-Jun 1799 1099 2011 Sep-Nov 1899 1099 Jan-Apr $1799 $999 2011 Jan-Apr $1999 $1099 Managua Granada All prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. NICARAGUA L. Nicaragua Caribbean Morgan’s Rock Sea Explore our world with Arenal 1 2 Tortuguero AND SAVE! GUANACASTE 1 San José Save $50 each when 3 guests travel together. Save $100 each when 4 guests travel together. Paci c 3 C O S TA Ocean Manuel Antonio RICA Gamboa Save $150 each when 5 or more guests travel together. Panama City Corcovado Ask about our low international airfares on PA N A M A Pearl Islands Delight in More of Costa Rica More Time at Arenal! Monteverde Cloud Forest Nicoya Peninsula Panama City Add an extra night from $52 2 days from $249 4 days from $739 3 days from $299 Enjoy more time for adventure, This tranquil cloud forest is a The unspoiled Pacific beaches Discover the surprising diversity exploration and relaxation at birdwatcher’s paradise, home to and charming seaside villages of Panama City, from its vibrant Arenal. Add an extra night or the elusive quetzal! Choose from of this remote peninsula offer sea front promenade to the two and then continue on to our fine lodges with naturalist- the perfect getaway and a great charming cobblestone streets Manuel Antonio National Park. guided excursions. See page 29. complement to your travels in and Colonial architecture of Old Costa Rica. Town. See page 37. GeneralTours.com or see your Travel Professional 11
  • Exotic World Journeys Affordable Luxury Escorted – 16 Guests or less Journey to the Galapagos Discover Ecuador’s unforgettable diversity... from An Unforgettable Voyage Awaits! amazing wildlife and geology in the Galapagos to the Day 1 – Welcome to Quito c Colonial-era monuments of Quito. Tour the capital, Check in to the deluxe Swissotel, perfectly located in the heart of this Colonial gem. nestled in the high Andes, and then step aboard our Day 2 – Discover the Colonial monuments of the capital Today’s tour reveals Quito’s centuries-old architecture. Enjoy commanding city views deluxe all-suites vessel. You’ll voyage farther through from a mountain peak and dine tonight at El Ventanal, a stylish restaurant with a the archipelago to join our handpicked naturalists for dramatic hilltop location, once the site of the Temple of the Moon. Meals B,D amazing animal encounters on seven unique islands! Day 3 – Fly to the Galapagos Islands c and board the Explorer II Fly to Baltra Island to board your ship and visit Dragon Hill. Tonight’s naturalists’ Engaging Discoveries briefing is the first of nightly talks to preview the next day’s activities. Meals B,L,D Day 4 – Morning on Bartolomé Island, James Island in the afternoon F O R O U R W O R L D T R AV E L E R S Ascend to the summit of Bartolomé for great views. On James Island, a mile-long trail brings you to land iguanas, Sally Lightfoot crabs and fur seals. Meals B,L,D More time in Quito means you’ll discover all the Day 5 – To the edge of the archipelago... Fernandina & Isabela Islands! World Heritage monuments of the city. Hike across lava flows on Fernandina Island to a small peninsula, home to flightless h cormorants. On remote Isabela, accessed only by faster boats like the Explorer II, you’ll explore along coastal cliffs, home to masked boobies, penguins and fur seals. Dine at El Ventanal... Famed for creative Ecuadorian With good conditions, snorkeling here can be spectacular. Manta rays, sea turtles, sea fusion cuisine and dramatic views over Quito. lions and dolphins are often seen. Meals B,L,D h Day 6 – About North Seymour and Santa Cruz Islands See blue-footed boobies and frigate birds on North Seymour Island. On Santa Cruz, Encounter more creatures on more islands! you’ll have a chance to observe the rare giant tortoise. Meals B,L,D Built for speedy ocean cruising, our ship even takes Day 7 – An afternoon flight back to the capital you to remote Isabela Island, where nutrient-rich After a final naturalist-guided excursion this morning, fly to Quito where you’ll be ocean currents promise spectacular wildlife-viewing. met and escorted to the city-center Swissotel. Meals B,L,D Day 8 – Bid farewell to Quito Enjoy the view from the top of Bartolomé Island. 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites c Your program finishes today. Meals B [Note: You can visit the vibrant Pacific port of Guayaquil instead of Quito. Ask your travel agent or contact us for details.] 12 ®
  • Step Out In Old Town... GALAPAGOS ECUADOR Step Aboard Our Intimate All-suites Ship! Genovesa Is. PERU Machu Picchu James Is. Quito – Swissotel (Santiago Is.) Bartolomé Is. City-center luxury with easy North access to Old Town. Enjoy Seymour Is. Rabida Is. six excellent dining venues, Baltra Is. Fernandina Is. graciously appointed guestrooms Santa Cruz Is. and the inviting Amrita Spa. Santa Fé Is. San Cristóbal Is. Isabela Is. Floreana Is. MV Galapagos Explorer II Hood Is. (Española Is.) Our deluxe all-suites vessel offers light-filled staterooms We include two internal flights. and operates in full compliance with all Galapagos Park Superior, All-inclusive Value! environmental standards. Enjoy spacious and comfortable lounges, We feature a superior ship, a deluxe hotel, informative briefings, delicious excellent meals, wine with dinner and meals, wine with dinner and naturalist-guided excursions on 7 unique islands. We even include your national small-group, naturalist-guided park fee, transit control card and all shore excursions. internal flights! AFFORDABLE Luxury 5-star hotel and ship, 18 meals, wine with dinner, in-depth naturalist-guided shore excursions, port charges, national park fees, transit control card, and 2 internal flights. 8 days from $3,299 Plan with confidence. We never cancel a departure. Classic Suite Premium Suite Deluxe Balcony Suite Renaissance Suite 2010 Jan 7; May 27; Jun 10 $3399 $3599 $3899 $3999 Jan 14, 28; Feb 11, 18, 25; Mar 4, 11, 18; Apr 22; Jun 17, 24; Jul 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Aug 5, 12, 26; Oct 7, 14, 21, 28; Nov 11; Dec 23, 30 3599 3799 4099 4299 Jan 21; Feb 4; Apr 15, 29; Aug 19; Nov 4, 18, 25; Dec 2, 9 3499 3699 3999 4199 May 13, 20; Jun 3 3299 3499 3899 3999 2011 Jan 6 $3499 $3699 $4199 $4399 Jan 13, 20, 27; Feb 3, 10, 17, 24; Mar 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Apr 7, 14, 21 3699 3899 4199 4399 All prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. Children between the ages of 7 and 11 Explore our world with save from $400-$1040 per child. AND SAVE... up to $150 per person Call or see your Travel Professional. Ask about our low international airfares on Experience More of South America Discover more of the Galapagos with our 7-night cruise Lima, Cuzco & Machu Picchu 4 additional days from $850 Five Days in Peru from $1,699 Extend your cruise aboard the with added memories and a Discover the legacy of the the vibrant capital of Lima Explorer II and visit other unique deeper understanding and mighty Inca Empire and Peru’s and ancient Cuzco. A full-day islands. Discover the geology appreciation of this marvelous rich Spanish heritage. Private privately guided excursion and wildlife on Española, Rabida destination. Enjoy 3 additional touring with your own personal through the Sacred Valley to and Santa Cruz Islands and visit nights onboard the Explorer II, car, driver and guide promises Machu Picchu plumbs the the Charles Darwin Research daily breakfast, 3 lunches, 3 intimate, leisurely-paced mystery and majesty of the Station. You’ll leave the islands dinners and all shore excursions. sightseeing and unforgettable legendary Lost City! experiences as you explore See page 16. GeneralTours.com or see your Travel Professional 13
  • Exotic World Journeys Affordable Luxury Escorted – 16 Guests or less Machu Picchu & the Galapagos See Blue-footed Boobies. Marvel at some of the most captivating places in the world! Our expert guides reveal the natural beauty, ancient monuments and Colonial splendors New Discoveries Every Day! of Peru and Ecuador. Then step aboard the deluxe, all-suites Galapagos Explorer II for a thrilling voyage Day 1 – Arrive in Lima Check in to the deluxe, city-center Casa Andina Private Collection Hotel. Day 2 – Out and about with your expert guide in Limac filled with unforgettable, close-up wildlife encounters in the company of our handpicked naturalist guides! In-depth sightseeing includes the famed Larco Herrera Museum and Barranco. Meals B Day 3 – Fly into the high Andes... Cuzco awaits! Engaging Discoveries You’ll be met at the airport and escorted to the deluxe Libertador Hotel. Meals B Day 4 – A rail journey through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchuc F O R O U R W O R L D T R AV E L E R S Ride the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu and explore the ancient ruins. Overnight Delve into the many facets of Lima... treasures of at the unique and inviting Inkaterra El Pueblo Hotel. Meals B,L,D antiquity in the famed Larco Herrera Museum and Day 5 – Sunrise at Machu Picchu for early risers the lively Bohemian district of Barranco! A free morning to visit Machu Picchu on your own. With morning dew, paths and stones can be slippery, requiring caution. Return to your hotel in Cuzco. Meals B,L h Day 6 – In-depth sightseeing in Cuzcoc The city’s Colonial highlights, the Temple of the Sun and Sacsayhuaman. Meals B Experience the majesty of sunrise at Machu Picchu! A second early morning visit affords the luxury of Day 7 – Onward to Quitoc, Ecuador Tour the Colonial District and overnight at the deluxe Swissotel. Meals B,D unhurried exploration without the crowds. Day 8 – Through high-mountain valleys to Otavalo h Visit the charming highland town of Otavalo, famed for its lively market. Meals B,L Discover the Colonial majesty of Quito and dine with Day 9 – Fly to the Galapagosc and board the MV Galapagos Explorer II Board your ship and visit Santa Cruz Island. Meals B,L,D commanding city views atop Itchimbia Hill. Days 10 to 12 – Cruising the Galapagos h Built for speedy ocean crusing, the Explorer II will take you to seven unique islands, including the remote western edge of the archipelago. Every morning and afternoon, Come face-to-face with more wildlife on more our expert naturalists will lead excursions designed to reveal the stunning geology islands! Built for ocean cruising, the all-suites and wildlife of the Galapagos... Look for sharks off the shallow waters of Bartolomé, Explorer II goes farther faster! Explore 7 unique see colonies of iguanas and Sally Lightfoot crabs on James, hike the lava flows of islands on thrilling naturalist-guided Fernandina to a nesting site for flightless cormorants, snorkel with sea lions off excursions with never more than 16 guests. Isabela, observe blue-footed boobies on Seymour, spot the rare giant tortoise on Santa Cruz and more! Nightly briefings from your guides, superb meals, wine with 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites c dinner and festive entertainment enrich your three days at sea. Meals 3B,3L,3D Day 13 – Alight on San Cristobal Island and fly to Guayaquil After a morning excursion, fly to Guayaquil and the Hilton Hotel. Meals B,L Day 14 – Guayaquil Your tour with us finishes this morning. Meals B 14 ®
  • Extraordinary Days. Perfect Nights... 4 Quito 2 Lima – Casa Andina Private Collection ECUADOR The Galapagos This striking, contemporary, superior first Islands 1 Guayaquil class hotel in vibrant Miraflores features Peruvian art and antiques. PERU Cuzco – Libertador P a c i c Grand and historic, this renowned deluxe O c e a n hotel is set in an ancient Inca palace in the heart of Old Cuzco. Machu Picchu Machu Picchu – Inkaterra El Pueblo 2 1 Charming casita-style guestrooms nestled in Lima 3 Cuzco a pristine Andean cloud forest at the foot of Machu Picchu. B O We include five internal flights. Quito – Swissotel City-center luxury with six excellent dining MV Galapagos Explorer II venues, spacious guestrooms, and the Our all-suites vessel offers superb inviting Amrita Spa. dining, spacious lounges and a fantastic team of shipboard Guayaquil – Hilton Hotel naturalists. They conduct informative A prime location in this bustling port city nightly briefings and lead small-group CHILE with five restaurants, landscaped pool, and shore excursions of never more than fitness area. 16 guests. AFFORDABLE Luxury Superior first class and deluxe hotels, 5-star ship, 27 meals, wine with dinner, in-depth sightseeing, naturalist-guided shore excursions, port charges, national park fees, transit control card, all on-tour transportation and 5 internal flights. 14 days from $5,799 Plan with confidence. We never cancel a departure. 2010 Classic Suite Premium Suite Deluxe Balcony Suite Renaissance Suite Jan 1; Apr 23; May 7, 21; Jun 4 $5799 $5999 $6299 $6499 Jan 15, 29; Feb 12, 26; Mar 12; Apr 9; Jun 18, Jul 2, 16, 30; Aug 13; Oct 1, 15, 29; Nov 5; Dec 17, 31 5999 6199 6499 6699 Nov 19, Dec 3 5899 6099 6399 6599 2011 Jan 14, 28; Feb 11, 25; Mar 11, 25; Apr 8, 22 $5999 $6199 $6449 $6699 All prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. Explore our world with Children between the ages of 7 and 11 AND SAVE... up to $150 per person save from $400-$1040 per child. Call us or see your Travel Professional. Ask about our low international airfares on M o r e o f S o u t h A m e r i c a Awa i t s ! Extend Your Cruise The Hiram Bingham Train Discover More of Peru Explore More of Ecuador 3 more nights from $989 from $492 2 to 4 days from $389 2 to 4 days from $319 Extend your cruise on the Explorer Travel roundtrip from Cuzco Discover more of the history and We offer the most choice and II and visit Española, Rabida and to Machu Picchu aboard the landscapes of Peru, from the flexibility in Ecuador, from Santa Cruz Islands. Depart with luxurious Hiram Bingham Train, mysterious Nazca Lines to Lake colonial Cuenca and the famed added memories and a deeper featuring brunch en route to Titicaca. See pages 44 and 45. Chiva Express to the our award- appreciation of this awe-inspiring Machu Picchu, plus cocktails and winning lodge deep in the destination. dinner on the return to Cuzco. Amazon. See page 47. GeneralTours.com or see your Travel Professional 15
  • Exotic World Journeys Simply Affordable Privately Guided Five Days in Peru Experience the intimacy and flexibility of Unforgettable Experiences Every Day... our Privately Guided travel as you explore the many Day 1 – Welcome to Lima! natural wonders, Colonial splendors and ancient Inca Check in to your choice of city-center hotel. monuments of Peru. Engage more deeply... with our Day 2 – Into the Andes fantastic guides, the places you visit and the people Fly to Cuzcoc, ancient capital of the Inca Empire, and transfer to your choice of hotel. After time to rest and adjust to the altitude, join your private guide to you encounter. Experience travel at its most explore the city, including the Temple of the Sun. Continue by private car into enriching and rewarding. the mountains outside of town to the Inca site of Sacsayhuaman, known for its impressive masonry and great views over the city. You also visit a child care center Engaging Discoveries that provides food, clothing and shelter for young children. We encourage you to bring supplies and donations; this is your chance to truly make a difference. Meals B F O R O U R W O R L D T R AV E L E R S Day 3 – Through the Sacred Valley by rail to Machu Picchu A full-day visit to Machu Picchuc begins aboard the Vistadome train through the Investigate pre-Columbian antiquity at the Sacred Valley. As you journey along the Urubamba River, the scenery is spectacular. famed Larco Herrera Museum and then Explore Machu Picchu as your expert private guide illuminates the history and experience the modern face of Lima in the culture of the once-great Inca Empire. The paths and terrain of this ancient site can lively Bohemian district of Barranco. be slippery; unhurried exploration allows you to use appropriate caution. Return to Cuzco in the evening by train. Or, you can choose to spend the night at Machu h Picchu, affording the opportunity to visit the site early the following morning as the Leave no stone unturned... Your own personal sun rises over the mountain peaks (from $114). Meals B,L guide will lead you on a thorough exploration Day 4 – Back to the capital through the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu. Fly back to Limac where you’ll be met and escorted by private car to your choice of hotel. Your private tour of the city includes the splendid Colonial architecture of h Plaza Mayor and the Larco Herrera Museum, renowned for its extensive collection of Make this trip your own! An efficient and pre-Columbian artwork. Meals B affordable 5-day itinerary, myriad FreeStyle Touring Day 5 – Onward (or homeward!) from Lima options and our travel planning experts make it Your program with us finishes this morning. Or, you can explore more of the Continent with our many FreeStyle Touring options. Meals B so easy to customize a longer journey. 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites c By rail through the Inca’s Sacred Valley. 16 ®
  • BRAZIL PERU Make a Difference in Peru... Machu 2 Picchu With a comprehensive approach to helping Lima Sacred Andean families in need, this center in Cuzco Valley B O L provides shelter, food and clothing for young 2 Cuzco children, allowing many of their mothers to seek employment toward self-sufficiency. We Paci c Ocean invite you to bring practical supplies or make Lake donations. Many guests tell us that this visit Titicaca to engage with the local community is one of their most rewarding travel experiences ever. We include roundtrip flights from Lima to Cuzco. The Perfect End to Your Day... A choice of fine hotels, 5 meals, comprehensive privately guided sightseeing, luggage handling, all on-tour transportation and 2 internal flights. CHILE Travel any day you wish 5 days from $1,699 SimplyA F F O R D A B L E AFFORDABLE Luxury Lima & Cuzco – José Antonio Hotels Lima & Cuzco – Miraflores Park You’ll love the locations of our first Hotel & Monasterio class hotels! In Lima, Miraflores is a The Miraflores Park is a luxury A R G E N bustling ocean-side district. In Cuzco, boutique hotel set on a cliff in you’re close to the shops and cafes of the heart of Lima. Cuzco’s famed the Plaza de Armas. Monasterio offers the legendary Double luxury of Orient-Express Hotels in a Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $1699 restored 16th century monastery. Double Lima & Cuzco – Casa Andina Jan ‘10-Apr ’11 $2299 Private Collection Hotels Our city-center, superior first class Lima hotel features Peruvian art and Get more for your money this winter! antiques. In Cuzco, an 18th century Enjoy fine dining (two meals on us!) at the manor house has been restored in the Miraflores Park Hotel and a free extra night stay heart of town. at the Monasterio Hotel. Just book by 12/31/09 for Double travel January through March 2010. Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $1899 All prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. Explore our world with Ask about our low international airfare on AND SAVE... up to $150 per person Explore Farther Afield in Peru Add an Extra Night at Peruvian Amazon Lake Titicaca Nazca Lines Machu Picchu 3 days from $499 3 days from $479 2 days from $819 1 day from $114 Our comfortable rainforest Discover one of the highest lakes A flight-seeing excursion over the Return to Machu Picchu early lodges provide the perfect base in the world! We offer a choice arid plain reveals the enigmatic the next morning... a magical for exploring the flora and fauna of fine hotels with in-depth Nazca line drawings. Enjoy your opportunity to witness sunrise of the Amazon. All meals and sightseeing including the floating choice of hotel, daily breakfast, and explore without the crowds. naturalist guided activities are islands of the Uros Indians. sightseeing and private transfers included. See page 44. See page 44. from Lima. See page 45. GeneralTours.com or see your Travel Professional 17
  • Exotic World Journeys Affordable Luxury Escorted – 16 Guests or less Grandeur of Peru Experience the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu. Delight in the grandeur and majesty of Peru... from the splendid landscapes of the Sacred Valley and Lake Titicaca to the ancient treasures of Lima, Cuzco and Machu Picchu. We even take you off the beaten path to the less-visited sites, enriching your appreciation of the country’s natural beauty and the An Unforgettable Journey into Peru vibrant legacy of its Colonial and Incan history. Day 1 – Bienvenidos a Lima! Check in to the deluxe JW Marriott Hotel overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Day 2 – Explore Limac Engaging Discoveries See Lima’s Colonial architecture, explore thriving San Isidro and visit the famed F O R O U R W O R L D T R AV E L E R S Larco Herrera Museum. This evening, by special arrangement, you’ll dine at Huaca Pucllana, a recently excavated sacred pyramid of the 4th century. Meals B,D Visit newly-excavated Huaca Pucllana and dine Day 3 – Through the Sacred Valley overlooking this sacred, 4th century pyramid. Fly to Cuzco and journey into the Sacred Valley to visit the Ccochahuasi Animal Sanctuary, dedicated to the preservation of endangered Peruvian wildlife. Browse the h colorful Pisac market, stop by a traditional hacienda to dine with fine views over the Learn about conservation at the Ccochahuasi Animal valley, and then visit the imposing fortress ruins at Ollantaytambo. Enjoy a blissful Sanctuary, where heroic efforts are saving indigenous evening at the Tambo del Inka Luxury Collection Hotel & Resort. Meals B,L,D Andean species from illegal traffickers. Day 4 – The Legendary Lost City of the Inca An unforgettable rail journey along the scenic Urubamba River brings you to the h fabled Lost City of Machu Picchuc. Explore this mountaintop citadel with your Bargain for artisanal crafts in Pisac, touch the ancient guide and overnight at the charming Inkaterra El Pueblo Hotel. Meals B,L,D stones of Ollantaytambo and sit down to lunch on Day 5 – The Lost City at dawn... and back to Cuzco by train a historic hacienda. We promise a richer, more Enjoy an unplanned morning to explore Machu Picchu at your own pace in the soft morning light. With morning dew, the paths and stones can be slippery, requiring complete Sacred Valley experience! caution. Return to Cuzco and transfer to the historic Libertador Hotel. Meals B,L h Day 6 – Out and about in Cuzcoc An unforgettable overland journey from Cuzco to Enriching full-day sightseeing includes the Temple of the Sun, Sacsayhuaman Lake Titicaca affords off-the-beaten-path visits to overlooking the city, historic Old Town and less-visited Inca sites like Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay. Visit a local child care center, your chance to Make a Difference Andahuaylillas and the Inca ruins of Racchi. in the lives of young Peruvians in need of food, clothing and shelter. Tonight, enjoy fine cuisine, music and dance at Don Antonio. Meals B,D 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites c Day 7 – Onward to Puno on the shores of Lake Titicaca A breathtaking overland journey to Puno also visits the Inca ruins of Racchi and the Colonial church in Andahuaylillas. Overnight at the Libertador Hotel. Meals B,L,D 18 ®
  • Day 8 – Across Lake Titicaca BRAZIL A full-day excursion on the lake visits floating islands, home to Uros PERU communities, built on layers of totora reeds. Continue on to Taquile, where islanders speak Aymara, the language of the high Andean plateau, Machu and craft colorful handsome textiles using ancient techniques. Meals B,L Picchu 2 1 llllll Sacred Day 9 – On the Pan-American Highway to Paracas Lima 1 Valley Fly to Lima and journey overland on the famed Pan-American Highway southward to Paracas. Check in to the 5-star Hotel Paracas, a Luxury Paracas 1 2 Cuzco B O L I V I Collection Resort. Meals B,D Day 10 – Explore the Ballestas Islands and fly over Nazca Paci c Ocean This morning’s boat excursion offers up-close encounters with the sea Lake Titicaca birds, seals and other wildlife of this coastal sanctuary. Then take to the Puno 2 skies for an unforgettable bird’s-eye view of the Nazca Lines c. After lunch, return to the Lima airport for your onward flight. Meals B,L We include two internal flights. Delightful Days. Unforgettable Nights... Lima – JW Marriott Hotel A strikingly contemporary, deluxe hotel in the lively Miraflores district, with a AFFORDABLE L u x u CHILE ry dramatic cliff-top location overlooking Deluxe and luxury hotels, 21 meals, comprehensive the Pacific. small group sightseeing, luggage handling, all on-tour Paracas – Hotel Paracas, a Luxury transportation and 2 internal flights. Collection Resort The best and newest in Paracas, with 10 days for $3,899 gorgeous landscaped grounds on the bay across from the nature reserve. Plan with confidence. We never cancel a departure. A R G E N T I N Sacred Valley – Tambo del Inca Double Luxury Collection Hotel & Resort 2010 This brand new luxury resort artfully Jan 11; Feb 14; Apr 4; May 9; Jun 27; Jul 25; blends ancient Andean aesthetic with Aug 29; Sep 26; Oct 17; Nov 28; Dec 26 $3899 contemporary luxury and service. 2011 Machu Picchu – Inkaterra El Pueblo Jan 30; Feb 13; Apr 3 $3899 A charming resort of private casitas set All prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or in a tranquil cloud forest at the base of contact us. Machu Picchu, close to the cafes and Explore our world with shops of Aguas Calientes. Cuzco – Libertador Hotel Historic, 5-star landmark hotel in the AND SAVE! heart of the city, built atop ancient Inca Save $50 each when 3 guests travel together. foundations across from the Temple of Save $100 each when 4 guests travel together. the Sun. Save $150 each when 5 or more guests travel together. Lake Titicaca – Libertador Hotel A beautiful hotel, one of the best in Ask about our low international airfare on the region, situated on the pristine shores of this magical lake. M o r e S o u t h A m e r i c a n Wo n d e r s . . . Lodges of the Amazon Arequipa Quito, Ecuador Santiago, Chile 3 days from $499 3 days from $499 3 days for $519 3 days from $489 Choose from our distinctive Famed for its Colonial-era white The charming, high-mountain Choose from our fine city-center jungle lodges and explore stone buildings set against a capital of Ecuador is recognized hotels in this sophisticated, rainforest flora and fauna with mountain backdrop, this is one as a UNESCO World Heritage cosmopolitan capital and enjoy our expert naturalist guides. of the loveliest cities in South Site for its wealth of splendidly great sightseeing, superb dining See page 44. America. See page 45. preserved Colonial architecture. and unforgettable experiences. See page 47. See page 43. GeneralTours.com or see your Travel Professional 19
  • Exotic World Journeys Simply Affordable Escorted – 16 Guests or less Peru Explorer Unravel the complex tapestry of Peru’s thriving Discover the Land of the Inca indigenous cultures, rich Colonial heritage and the Day 1 – Welcome to Lima enigmatic legacy of the Inca. From dancers’ stage Check in to the first class, perfectly-located San Agustin Exclusive Hotel. and artisan’s studio to ancient sites and the well- Day 2 – Colonial treasures and pre-Columbian artifacts worn looms of skilled Andean weavers, our tour Join your guide to discover the fine Spanish Colonial mansions and churches of Limac, including the impressive San Francisco Church. Then visit the Larco plumbs the depths of this amazingly diverse and Herrera Museum, famed for its superb collection of pre-Columbian artifacts. Meals B wondrous land. Day 3 – Into the Sacred Valley of the Inca Fly to Cuzcoc where you’ll be greeted by Ana Maria, an expert on the ancient Inca Engaging Discoveries and contemporary Peruvian traditions. Journey with her into the Sacred Valley to visit the Ccochahuasi Animal Sanctuary, dedicated to the rescue of endangered F O R O U R W O R L D T R AV E L E R S Andean animals. At Awanacancha, learn about llamas, alpacas, and ancient weaving Learn about heroic efforts being made to preserve techniques still in use today. Explore the colorful market in Pisac and enjoy a lunch indigenous wildlife rescued from illegal traffickers. of Andean fare before checking in to the Pakaritampu Hotel. Tonight, witness a “Pago a la Tierra” – a Tribute to the Earth – performed by a local shaman. Meals B,L The Ccochahuasi Animal Sanctuary is home to Day 4 – Explore the Sacred Valley with Ana Maria condors, pumas, coatis, alpaca, llama, deer and more. Tour the imposing mountaintop fortress of Ollantaytambo with Ana Maria and stop h by a neighborhood chicheria (a Peruvian pub) to learn about chicha, an Andean beverage distilled from corn. Then visit the studio of Pablo and Marilu Seminario – Ancient traditions come to life in the Sacred Valley. renowned pottery artisans who draw on ancient techniques and designs. Meals B,L Visit the skilled weavers of Awanacancha and Day 5 – By rail to Machu Picchu famed pottery artisans Pablo and Marilu Seminario. A two-day visit to Machu Picchuc begins with a train ride through the scenic h Urubamba River Valley past snow-capped Andean peaks. Explore the mountaintop citadel as your expert guide illuminates the history, glory and amazing architectural Deepen your appreciation of Peru’s rich history at achievements of the ancient Inca Empire. Overnight at the Hatuchay Towers Hotel rarely-visited Inca and Colonial sites near Cuzco. in Aguas Calientes, nestled at the base of Machu Picchu. Meals B,L,D h Delight in the artistry of the musicians and dancers at our farewell dinner at the Don Antonio Restaurant. 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites c Explore Machu Picchu in the morning. 20 ®
  • Day 6 – Morning at Machu Picchu and back to Cuzco by train Quito BRAZIL Explore Machu Picchu at your own pace as the sun casts its first warming PERU rays across this ancient site. With morning dew, the paths and stones can be slippery, requiring caution. Return to Cuzco, stopping in Chincheros for Machu a demonstration of indigenous weaving techniques. Overnight at the José Picchu Antonio Hotel. Meals B,D 2 1 llllll Lima 2 Sacred Valley Day 7 – Explore the ancient capital of the Inca Empire Visit the hilltop Incan fortress of Sacsayhuaman, with spectacular views Nazca 3 B O L Cuzco of Cuzco, and then explore Barrio San Blas, a district of narrow ascending streets around a simple adobe church.Then visit the Temple of the Sun and Paci c Ocean the Colonial-era cathedral in the heart of town. Meals B,L We include roundtrip flights from Lima to Cuzco. Lake Day 8 – Out and around in Cuzco Titicaca Your understanding of the Inca is enriched today at Tipon, a rarely visited site with elaborate agricultural terraces that ascend the steep and narrow Meet Ana Maria... valley. Then visit San Pedro de Andahuaylillas, a simple adobe church Ana Maria has long been intrigued by the adorned with paintings and gilded carvings. Tonight’s farewell dinner at Don Inca and the rich traditions of the Andes. Antonio’s features lively Andean music and dance. Meals B,D After decades of study and research, her Day 9 – Return to the capital expertise and enthusiasm enhance your Fly to Lima where you’ll have a day-use room at the San Agustin Exclusive exploration of Cuzco and theCHILE Valley. Sacred Hotel. Our tour services end upon your late afternoon check out. Meals B From City Center to Mountain Valley... SimplyA F F O R D A B L E First class hotels and resorts, 15 meals, in-depth small group sightseeing, specially-arranged excursions, luggage handling, all on-tour transportation and 2 internal flights. A R G E N T 9 days for $2,399 Lima – San Agustin Exclusive Sacred Valley – Pakaritampu Plan with confidence. We never cancel a departure. Perfectly-located close to the Charming resort-style hotel in a Double boutiques and eateries of the peaceful valley near the ancient 2010 fashionable Miraflores district. walls of Ollantaytambo. Jan 17; Mar 7; Apr 18; Jun 13; Jul 11; Aug 15; Oct 3; Dec 19 $2399 2011 Jan 16; Mar 6; Apr 17 $2399 All prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. Explore our world with Machu Picchu – Cuzco – José Antonio Hatuchay Towers This warm and inviting first class AND SAVE! This comfortable hotel is set on the hotel is just minutes from Cuzco’s Save $50 each when 3 guests travel together. banks of the Urubamba River at the lively Plaza de Armas. Save $100 each when 4 guests travel together. base of Machu Picchu. Save $150 each when 5 or more guests travel together. Ask about our low international airfare on Explore the Diversity of South America Nazca Lines Lake Titicaca Lodges of the Amazon Quito, Ecuador 2 days from $819 3 days from $479 3 days from $499 3 days for $519 Our included flight-seeing tour Visit one of the highest lakes The Peruvian Amazon offers Colonial monuments and a reveals the grandeur and wonder in the world. Your in-depth the perfect complement to your vibrant 21st century attitude of these enigmatic lines in the sightseeing includes the floating exploration of the country’s make this UNESCO World desert! We even include private islands of the Uros Indians and history and culture. See page 44. Heritage city in Ecuador roundtrip transfers from Lima. the Inca terraces of Taquile. irresistible! See page 47. See page 45. See page 44. GeneralTours.com or see your Travel Professional 21
  • Exotic World Journeys Affordable Luxury Escorted – 16 Guests or less Across the Andes You stay at the Llao-Llao Resort in Nahuel Huapi National Park. Embark upon one of the great journeys of the world… made better by our intimate group size, wonderful hotels and unique experiences Across South America by Lake and Land! Day 1 – Welcome to Santiago that explore the beauty and wonders of South Check in to the luxury Ritz Carlton Santiago in the heart of the city. Afternoon America. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime trip highlighted sightseeing features the neoclassical La Moneda Palace, a drive through Forestal Park by a spectacular full-day journey through the and Bellavista, the bohemian quarter of Santiago. Ascend San Cristobal Hill for Andes across lake and land! unsurpassed views over the city and return to your hotel for dinner. Meals D Day 2 – Excursion to the wine country and a hands-on estate visit Journey by rail through the scenic Colchagua Valley to San Fernando. Visit the Engaging Discoveries Colchagua Museum, a private collection of pre-Columbian art. Then tour the historic Vina Mont Gras estate and work with a master vintner to craft your own F O R O U R W O R L D T R AV E L E R S wine from start to finish... blending three vintages, bottling, corking and labeling Journey by rail into Chile’s wine country, sample fine your finished product! Return to Santiago and the luxurious Ritz Carlton. Meals B,L vintages and blend your own with a master vintner! Day 3 – Fly into the Chilean Lake District Return to Santiago and board your flight for Puerto Montt. Visit Angelmó Cove, h set on a picturesque bay, and wander through the lively fish market with its wonderful family-run lunch stands. Journey along Llanquihue Lake to Puerto Varas Spend an entire unforgettable day crossing the Andes and check in to the inviting Cabañas del Lago, overlooking Llanquihue. Meals B through a spectacular profusion of emerald green Day 4 – By lake and land to the Llao Llao Resort lakes set at the base of snow-capped volcanoes. An unforgettable day unfolds as you journey into some of the most breathtaking h landscapes on the planet. Your dramatic crossing of the Andes from Chile to Argentina transports you through a stunning Retreat to the tranquil luxury of the landscape of emerald lakes and snow-capped award-winning Llao Llao Resort – set in volcanoes. You’ll voyage by motorcoach, boat and Nahuel Huapi National Park, the 2nd oldest catamaran – crossing lakes and land to arrive in national park in the world after Yellowstone! Puerto Pañuelo. Continue on and check in to the to the world-famous Llao-Llao Resort, an historic h lodge built in the tradition of the grand hotels of the North American Rockies. Meals B Feel the power of Iguassu Falls all around. Day 5 – Explore Nahuel Huapi Board our Great Aventura boat for a thrilling National Park journey under these mighty cascades! Journey along the southern lakeshore to Nahuel Huapi National Park. Its forested peninsulas and 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site c bays evoke comparison with Norway’s fjords. A cable car ascent affords commanding views over Experience these forests, mountains and lakes. Meals B Iguassu Falls 22 ® by boat!
  • o Rio Sa ia ua ag Lake Titicaca Ar Rio B R A Z I L From City Chic to Renowned Resorts... Santiago – Ritz Carlton a P a c i c r an Pa Rio O c e a n 2 Rio Unsurpassed luxury in one of the most prestigious Par Rio de Janeiro agu ay city-center neighborhoods in the capital. Rio Parana 1 Iguassu Falls Puerto Varas – Cabañas del Lago Enjoy a warm welcome and inviting guestrooms ay gu ru U Rio CHILE A t l a n t i c at our superior first class hotel overlooking the A R G E N T I N A O c e a n tranquil blue waters of Llanquihue Lake. 2 Santiago Bariloche – Llao Llao Resort Rio U R U G U A Y Par ana 3 Montevideo lllll lllll Colchagua Buenos Aires Built in the tradition of the grand hotels of the llll North American Rockies, this luxury resort is Puerto one of the finest on the continent. Varas Puerto 1 2 Bariloche Gulf of San Matias Buenos Aires – Sofitel Hotel Montt This city-center deluxe hotel promises French- inspired elegance in Recoleta, a district popular Gulf of with city residents for its dining and shopping. We include four internal flights. San Jorge Iguassu – Hotel Loi Suites An expansive and inviting garden resort with Day 6 – Fly to Buenos Aires spacious, air-conditioned guestrooms and 3 Fly to Buenos Aires and the deluxe Sofitel Hotel. Meals B swimming pools set amidst lush tropical jungle. Day 7 – Sophisticated, multi-cultural Buenos Aires Rio de Janeiro – Sofitel This morning’s sightseeing begins in historic Plaza de Mayo, the lively hub French-inspired 5-star elegance facing world- of the city, and continues along Avenida 9 de Julio, known as the world’s famous Copacabana Beach. Relax in your well- widest boulevard. Then explore La Boca, the charming riverfront enclave appointed guestroom with a private balcony. where the tango originated. Tonight, we’ll take you to one of our favorite nightclubs for dinner and a show of authentic Argentine tango. Meals B,D Day 8 – Buenos Aires at leisure AFFORDABLE Luxury Enjoy a full day to explore from your city-center hotel. Meals B Deluxe and luxury hotels and resorts, 14 meals, Day 9 – Over and under Iguassu Fallsc Fly to Iguassu, transfer to the deluxe Loi Suites and then join your guide to comprehensive small group sightseeing, luggage handling, explore these magnificent cascades. Visit all the best vantage points on the all on-tour transportation and 4 internal flights. Argentine side and then board a boat to see the falls from below! Meals B 12 days from $4,899 Day 10 – Fly to Rio! Upon arrival in lovely Rio, you’ll be escorted to the deluxe Sofitel. Meals B Plan with confidence. We never cancel a departure. Day 11 – Tailor your day in Rio de Janeiro! Double Your friendly guide awaits this morning to lead you on the included 2010 sightseeing excursion of your choice! Jan 6; Feb 17; Dec 15 $4999 • Sugarloaf Mountain: Ascend by cable car for a breathtaking view, with a Mar 10; Oct 13; Nov 3 4899 sparkling crescent of Atlantic beaches and the city spread before you! 2011 • Mt. Corcovado: Ascend by train to visit the iconic statue of Christ the Jan 5; Feb 2; Mar 9 4999 Redeemer, named one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. All prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or Rio is filled with so many exciting things to see and do, and your guide is contact us. available with expert recommendations for your free afternoon. Meals B Explore our world with Day 12 – Farewell to Rio Your program ends this morning after breakfast. Meals B AND SAVE... up to $150 per person Ask about our low international airfares on Five Days in P e r u Before Crossing the Continent A Privately Guided Journey to Lima, Cuzco & Machu Picchu • 5 days for $1,899 plus airfare to Santiago This in-depth Privately Guided Day 1 – Arrive Lima and check in Day 3 – Travel by rail through the and visit the famed Larco Herrera trip is a great pre-tour to your to the city-center Casa Andina Sacred Valley and explore Machu Museum. journey across South America. Private Collection Hotel. Picchu as your personal guide Day 5 – Fly to Santiago to begin Our friendly, experienced guides Day 2 – Fly to Cuzco and join illuminates the history of the Inca your journey Across the Andes. will show you Peru’s Colonial your guide for a private in-depth Empire. Return to Cuzco by train. splendors and Inca monuments! See page 16 for full details about tour. Overnight at the Casa Day 4 – Fly back to Lima and Five Days in Peru. Includes breakfasts and 1 lunch. Andina Private Collection Hotel. return to your hotel. Tour the city GeneralTours.com or see your Travel Professional 23
  • Exotic World Journeys Simply Affordable Escorted – 20 Guests or less South American Sampler Enjoy beautiful sunsets in Rio. A Trio of unforgettable destinations where so many wonderful travel experiences await you! Unforgettable Memories Await... Our terrific hotels with great locations promise unbeatable value. In-depth, carefully planned sight- Day 1 – Arrive in fabulous Rio de Janeiro! seeing excursions with friendly, experienced guides Check in to the Windsor Martinique Copa. at your side reveal all the excitement, beauty and Day 2 – Tailor your day in Rio majesty of South America. Customize your Rio stay with the included, expertly-guided sightseeing excursion of your choice: • City tour & Sugarloaf Mountain: Discover the city’s most celebrated districts and Engaging Discoveries then journey by cable car to the summit of Sugarloaf for unforgettable views over Rio’s skyline and beaches. F O R O U R W O R L D T R AV E L E R S • Mt. Corcovado & Christ the Redeemer: Ascend 2,400 feet by cogwheel train up the mountain to visit this landmark 100-foot tall statue, now the symbol of Rio; it’s Our signature flexibility in Rio offers your choice also one of the New 7 Wonders of the World! of included sightseeing. Ascend Sugarloaf Mountain Rio is filled with so many exciting things to see and do, and our knowledgeable guide or visit the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue! is available with recommendations for your free afternoon. Meals B h Day 3 – Enjoy Rio! An unplanned day to do as you please. Meals B Explore Iguassu Falls from all the best vantage Day 4 – Fly to mighty Iguassu Fallsc points on the Brazilian and Argentine sides... then Fly to Iguassu and transfer to the Recanto Park Hotel. Then join your private guide feel the power of the cascades all around on and venture down a series of walkways to great vantage points overlooking the a thrilling boat ride under the falls! thundering cascades. Meals B h Day 5 – Over and under Iguassu Falls Thrill to the awesome spectacle of Iguassu, hitting all the best vantage points Discover rich Colonial history and magnificent on both the Argentine and Brazilian sides of the falls. At the famed architecture in charming Colonia del Sacramento, Devil’s Throat, the cascading waters often create thousands of a World Heritage Site in Uruguay. rainbows suspended in mid-air. Then travel by jeep, deep into the tropical forest to river’s edge, where you step aboard motor h boats for an unforgettable journey under the falls. Meals B Enjoy an evening at El Viejo Almacen, the finest Day 6 – On to Buenos Aires dinner and tango show in Buenos Aires! Fly to Buenos Aires where you’ll be escorted to the Americas Tower Hotel. Meals B 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites c Day 7 – Sightseeing in BA! See Plaza de Mayo, the Casa Rosada (of Evita fame!), and the grand facade of the Colon Theater, one of the finest opera houses on the Continent. Drive through Palermo with its lovely parks and then visit La Boca, the colorful district where the tango originated. Tonight, enjoy dinner and a lively tango show at El Viejo Almacen, 24 famed for the artistry of its dancers and musicians. Meals B,D ®
  • B R A Z I L Day 8 – Discover Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay It’s a scenic boat ride to Colonia del Sacramentoc, a historic city with PARAGUAY a rich Portuguese and Spanish heritage. Stroll with your guide along the Rio de Janeiro 3 picturesque cobblestone streets, graced by Colonial homes and fountains, before returning to Buenos Aires in the late afternoon. Meals B,L Day 9 – Bid farewell to Buenos Aires Iguassu Falls Your program with us finishes this morning. Meals B 2 P a c i c A R G E N T I N A O c e a n A t l a n t i c Easy Access to Beach, Falls & the Best of B.A.! CHILE Rio de Janeiro – U R U G U A Y O c e a n Windsor Martinique Copa Hotel Buenos 3 Colonia del Sacramento Our modern, first class hotel offers air- Aires conditioned comfort within walking distance of world-famous Copacabana We include two internal flights. Beach, close to some of Rio’s best shopping, dining and entertainment. SimplyA F F O R D A B L E Iguassu Falls – Recanto Park Bariloche Gulf of San Matias Our superiordeGrande class, resort-style Isla first Chiloe Superior first class hotels, 10 meals, in-depth small group hotel offers a great location with fast sightseeing, luggage handling, all on-tour and easy access to the falls. Enjoy great amenities, including lush transportation and 2 internal flights. landscaped grounds and a crystalline 9 days for $2,799 swimming pool. Plan with confidence. We never cancel a departure. Buenos Aires – Americas Towers 2010 Double This superior first class hotel delivers Jan 15; Mar 12; Apr 16; Aug 20; outstanding service, comfortable Sep 17; Oct 15; Nov 19; Dec 17 $2799 guestrooms, and great dining options 2011 in the heart of the city – just a few Jan 14; Feb 18; Mar 18; Apr 15 $2799 minutes from Avenida 9 de Julio. All prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. Visas: A Brazilian visa is required for U.S. citizens. Explore our world with History Comes Alive... ...in Colonia del Sacramento! This historic AND SAVE! World Heritage City is graced with the Save $50 each when 3 guests travel together. impressive remains of a 17th century Save $100 each when 4 guests travel together. Portuguese fort, finely preserved Colonial Save $150 each when 5 or more guests travel together. architecture, the Moorish-style Plaza de Toros, and inviting cafes and tea houses. Ask about our low international airfares on Experience More of South America Mendoza’s Wine Roads Santiago Patagonia Peru 3 days from $539 3 days from $489 3 or 5 days from $1,399 3 days from $389 Discover this charming town The sophisticated capital of We offer privately guided land We offer an array of travel nestled in the foothills of the Chile is the perfect complement journeys and deluxe adventure options in Peru, from the Nazca Andes, the heart of Argentina’s to this trio of great places. cruising in Patagonia. Lines and Lake Titicaca to best wine-producing region. See page 43. See page 43. Machu Picchu and the Amazon. See page 39. See all our offerings starting on page 44. GeneralTours.com or see your Travel Professional 25
  • Exotic World Journeys Affordable Luxury Privately Guided Land of the Penquins Embark upon this amazing voyage to some Each Day Unfolds with a New Adventure of the most unforgettable places on the planet! Day 1 – Welcome to Buenos Aires Check in to the luxury, city-center Sofitel Hotel. Your privately guided tour includes Begin your journey with the sophisticated the impressive Plaza de Mayo and colorful La Boca, where the tango was born. charms of Buenos Aires and privately guided Day 2 – Buenos Aires... As you please exploration in spectacular Tierra del Fuego Step out from your city-center hotel and create your own magic in B.A. Meals B National Park. Then step aboard our uniquely Day 3 – To the end of the Continent! nimble polar exploration vessel for a cruise deep Fly to Ushuaia where you’ll be met and escorted to the deluxe Cauquenes Hotel, set on the Beagle Channel with fine views of the mountains and sea. Meals B into pristine and remote regions of Antarctica! Day 4 – Into Tierra del Fuego and on to your ship Explore magnificent Tierra del Fuego National Park this morning with your private Engaging Discoveries car, driver and guide. In the afternoon, you board the MV Ushuaia. Meet your expedition and naturalist staff as you set sail along the Beagle Channel. Meals B,L,D F O R O U R W O R L D T R AV E L E R S Days 5 & 6 – Crossing the Drake Passage Delight in the cosmopolitan, multicultural charms of As you sail the waters named for Sir Francis Drake, our naturalists are on deck to Buenos Aires... with a city-center luxury hotel and help identify the variety of seabirds who follow in our wake. The MV Ushuaia’s open touring with your own personal car, driver and guide. bridge policy allows you to join the officers to learn about navigation and watch for minke, orca and humpback whales at close range. Sightings of icebergs and snow- h capped peaks indicate that we have reached the South Shetland Islands. With good sea conditions, you’ll go ashore for your first wildlife encounter! Meals 2B,2L,2D Journey into pristine Tierra del Fuego National Park Days 7 to 11 – Explore the South Shetland Islands & Antarctic Peninsula on a Privately Guided tour… unhurried exploration in The South Shetlands are a haven for wildlife, including sea birds, penguins, an unforgettable land of mountains, water and sky. Antarctic fur seals and southern elephant seals. Sailing the narrow passage into the h flooded caldera of Deception Island, you may have a chance to swim in the hot springs of Pendulum Cove. King George, largest of the Shetland Islands, is home to Explore deeper in Antarctica. Our nimble colonies of Adélie and chinstrap penguins and numerous seabirds. We plan to make ice-strengthened polar vessel, superb naturalists two landings per day, possibly even on the Antarctic Continent proper. and full fleet of Zodiacs will transport you into All meals daily untouched regions where few travelers venture! Days 12 & 13 – Cruising northward across the Drake Passage Join your naturalists on deck, head up to the bridge with the officers, keep your h senses tuned for seabirds and whales, and enjoy our final lectures. Meals 2B,2L,2D Day 14 – Explore Ushuaia and return to the capital Observe more animals. Our ship’s unique open Disembark in Ushuaia for a private city tour before your included flight to Buenos bridge policy and expansive decks promise more Aires, where our program ends at the airport. Meals B chances to sight the abundant wildlife. MV Ushuaia 26 ®
  • The Very Best from City & Shore... to Sea! Rio Para U R U G U A Y 2 Buenos Aires na A R G E N T I N A Gulf of San Matias Isla Grande de Chiloe Buenos Aires – Sofitel Ushuaia – Cauquenes Hotel Gulf of San Jorge A t l a n t i c Luxury landmark with French flair Our deluxe hotel is the finest in O c e a n and Art Deco styling in the Recoleta town, beautifully built of Lenga district, popular with city residents wood and stone on the shores of for great dining and shopping. the Beagle Channel. C H I L E Strait of Magellan Tierra Del Fuego 1 Ushuaia Drake Passage 10 King George Island South Shetland Islands MV Ushuaia ANTARCTIC Our ice-strengthened polar vessel was built for USA government research PENINSULA and is nimble enough to sail where larger ships can’t go. Our top-notch We include roundtrip flights from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia. naturalists promise daily enrichment on shore and at sea. AFFORDABLE Luxury Deluxe hotels and ship, 33 meals, a welcome-aboard bottle of wine for each guest, in-depth private car sightseeing, naturalist-guided Zodiac shore excursions, onboard lectures, port charges, all on-tour transportation and 2 internal flights. Plan with confidence. We never cancel a departure. 14 days from $6,799 Begin Buenos Aires Lower Deck, C Cabin Middle Deck, B Cabin Upper Deck, A Cabin Upper Deck, Superior Cabin 2010 Jan 6, 16, 26; Feb 5, 15, 25 $7899 $9399 $10899 $11399 Mar 7, 17 7199 8099 9499 9899 Nov 19 6799 8099 9499 9999 2011 Jan 15; Feb 3 $7899 $9199 $10999 $11499 Mar 4, 14 6799 8099 9599 9999 Our new 9-night cruise Includes one less night cruising in Antarctica 13 days from $6,399 2010 Nov 10; Dec 9 $6399 $7499 8799 $9199 Dec 18 7399 8499 10099 10599 2011 Jan 6, 25; Feb 23 $7399 $8599 $10099 $10599 All prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional Ask about our low international airfares on or contact us. Explore More of South America Experience More of B.A. Iguassu Falls Classic Rio! Mendoza’s Wine Roads Extra Nights from $87 3 days from $489 4 days from $799 3 days from $629 Lively Buenos Aires offers terrific Discover the power and majesty After your Antarctic adventure, Discover charming Mendoza, sightseeing, dining, art, culture of Iguassu with privately guided unwind on the fabulous beaches nestled against the foothills of and shopping! Add extra nights sightseeing featuring all the of beautiful Rio. Choose from the Andes, and enjoy a privately at the luxurious Sofitel and best vantage points – including our excellent hotels and enjoy guided sightseeing tour including immerse in the charms of the Devil’s Throat. See page 41. the privately guided tour of your vineyard visits and wine tastings. city. See page 38. choice. See page 40. See page 39. GeneralTours.com or see your Travel Professional 27
  • F r e e S t y l e To u r i n g , S h o r t S t ay s & E x c u r s i o n s Costa Rica Rincon de la Vieja Arenal Liberia Sarapiqui Tortuguero Monteverde GUANACASTE San José Pacuare Jaco Beach Lodge Manuel Antonio C O S TA RICA Corcovado Arenal Jaco Beach Manuel Antonio Private sightseeing & transfers Transfers from San José Transfers from San José 3 days from $389 4 days from $349 4 days from $339 Private car transfers from San José promise With our convenient roundtrip transfers from the Discover the crown jewel of Costa Rica’s national carefree unhurried travel to your chosen resort, capital, it’s easy and affordable to complement parks, popular for its stunning palm-fringed Pacific all handpicked for the ideal Arenal experience. your trip with the great restaurants, art galleries beaches and rugged forested headlands filled with We also include your choice of guided adventure: and nightlife of beautiful Jaco Beach. If you want wildlife. Our included roundtrip transfers from San Hike over lava flows, explore the forest canopy, to add some adventure in the nearby rainforest, José promise a carefree and affordable experience. or enjoy dinner and a soak in the region’s famous our attentive Costa Rica service team is there with hot springs. helpful advice and expert assistance. SimplyA F F O R D A B L E Mimos Double Extra Nights SimplyA F F O R D A B L E SimplyA F F O R D A B L E Jan-Apr ‘10 $359 $46 Arenal Paraiso Double Extra Nights Arenal Pacifico Double Extra Nights May-Nov ‘10 339 39 Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $389 $52 Dec-Apr ‘11 359 46 Jan-Mar ‘10 $399 $67 Apr-Jun; Aug-Dec ‘10 349 50 Villas Lirio Double Extra Nights Volcano Lodge Double Extra Nights Jul ‘10 419 73 Jan-Apr; Jul-Aug 15 ‘10 $409 $65 Jan-Apr ‘10 $449 $75 Jan-Mar ‘11 399 67 May-Jun; Aug 16-Dec 15 ‘10 379 50 Dec 16 ‘10-Apr ‘11 409 65 Club del Mar Double Extra Nights AFFORDABLE L uxury Jan-Apr ‘10 $489 $102 Parador Resort and Spa Double Extra Nights Magic Mountain Double Extra Nights May 1-Jun 10; Aug 15-Oct ‘10 359 54 Jan-Apr ‘10 $429 $72 Jan-Apr; July-Aug ‘10 $579 $121 Jul 11-Aug 14; Nov-Dec ‘10 469 90 May-Nov ‘10 399 56 May-Jun; Sep-Dec ‘10 529 105 Jan-Apr ‘11 489 102 Dec ‘10-Apr ‘11 429 72 Jan-Apr ‘11 579 121 Si Como No Double Extra Nights AFFORDABLE Luxur y AFFORDABLE L u x u ry Jan-Apr; Jul-Aug ‘10 $619 $132 Tabacon Grand Spa Villas Caletas Double Extra Nights May-Jun; Sep-Dec ‘10 569 116 Thermal Resort Double Extra Nights Jan-Apr ‘11 619 132 Jan-Jul ‘10 $539 $119 Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $629 $180 Aug-Nov 14 ‘10 519 106 La Mariposa Double Extra Nights Arenal Kioro Double Extra Nights Nov 15 ‘10-Apr ‘11 559 119 Jan-Apr 15 ‘10 $629 $135 Jan-Apr ‘10 $739 $242 All prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Apr 16-Nov 15 ‘10 519 97 May-Nov ‘10 679 210 Travel Professional or contact us. Nov 16 ‘10-Apr ‘11 629 135 Dec ‘10-Apr ‘11 739 242 Arenas del Mar Double Extra Nights The Springs Double Extra Nights Want More Costa Rica? Jan-Apr ‘10 $869 $221 Jan 4-Apr; Jun 17-Aug 15 $839 $278 We Make It Easy & Affordable! May-Oct ‘10 Jan-Apr ‘11 779 869 187 221 May-Jun 16; Aug 16-Dec 799 258 Jan-Apr 839 278 Corcovado National Park, 4 days from $899 All prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. All prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. Nicoya Peninsula, 4 days from $739 Rincon de la Vieja, 3 days from $349 See your Travel Professional or contact us Sarapiqui, 3 days from $459 for special rates for Children and Triples. 28 ®
  • L at i n A m e r i c a Guanacaste Guanacaste San José Private transfers All-inclusive Resorts Private sightseeing & transfers 4 days from $479 Private transfers 3 days from $289 Our private car airport transfers make it easy for Our chauffeured transfers ease the way when you to enjoy the northwest Pacific beaches, blessed 4 days from $579 you arrive and depart! Enjoy one of our carefully with a sunny climate. It’s a wonderful complement Delight in the carefree experience of a leisurely stay selected hotels and tour the capital with your own to your adventures in Costa Rica. at one of our carefully selected all-inclusive resorts. private guide; it’s the perfect start or finish to an Enjoy terrific meals and a variety of beach and unforgettable Costa Rica vacation. SimplyA F F O R D A B L E sport activities. Flamingo Beach Double Extra Nights SimplyA F F O R D A B L E Jan 3-Apr 15 ‘10 $499 $91 SimplyA F F O R D A B L E Parque de Lago Double Extra Nights Apr 16-Jun 17; Aug 21-Dec ‘10 439 66 Barcelo Playa Langosta Double Extra Nights Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $289 $74 Jun 18-Aug 20 ‘10 489 84 Jan-Apr 4 ‘10 $749 $181 Jan-Apr ‘11 499 91 Apr 5-Jun; Aug-Dec ‘10 579 120 Crowne Plaza Corobici Double Extra Nights Ocotal Resort Double Extra Nights July ‘10 609 132 Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $309 $84 Jan-Apr 4 ‘11 749 181 Jan-Apr ‘10 $509 $105 Apr 5-30 ‘11 579 120 May-Dec ‘10 479 95 AFFORDABLE L uxury Jan-Apr ‘11 509 105 Grand Papagayo Double Extra Nights Grano d’Oro Double Extra Nights Tamarindo Diria Double Extra Nights Jan 4-23 ‘10 $819 $210 Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $309 $82 Jan 24-Apr 4 ‘10 949 252 Jan-Apr 4 ‘10 $539 $116 Apr 5-30; Jun 27-Aug ‘10 799 204 InterContinental Double Extra Nights Apr 5 -Jun; Sep-Dec ‘10 499 99 May -Jun 26; Nov-Dec ‘10 729 179 Jul-Aug ‘10 549 116 Jan-Mar ‘10 $419 $138 Sep-Oct ‘10 669 160 Apr-Nov ‘10 339 100 Jan-Apr 4 ‘11 539 116 Jan ‘11 819 210 Apr 5-30 ‘11 499 99 Dec ‘10-Apr ‘11 419 138 Feb-Apr 4 ‘11 949 252 All prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Hilton Papagayo Double Extra Nights Apr 5-30 ‘11 799 204 Travel Professional or contact us. Jan-Apr ‘10 $599 $137 May-Dec ‘10 569 125 AFFORDABLE L u x u ry Jan-Apr ‘11 599 137 Paradisus Playa Conchal Jan 2-Apr 4 ‘10* Double Extra Nights $979 $265 San José Hideaways AFFORDABLE Luxur y Apr 5-Aug; Nov ‘10* 789 199 Sep-Oct ‘10* 759 188 Private transfers JW Marriott Double Extra Nights Jan 4-Apr 30 ‘10* $799 $156 Dec ‘10-Apr 4 ‘11 Apr 5-30 ‘11 1239 979 354 265 3 days from $249 May 1-Oct ‘10 699 159 *Special rates require advance booking. Private airport transfers make it so convenient to Nov-Dec ‘10 839 206 All prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your enhance your Costa Rica vacation with one of Jan-Apr ‘11 1069 281 these tranquil retreats outside the capital. What a Travel Professional or contact us. *Special rate requires booking and deposit by Dec 28, 2009 wonderful way to begin or finish your holiday! Four Seasons Double Extra Nights SimplyA F F O R D A B L E Jan-Mar ‘10 $1619 $499 La Condesa Double Extra Nights Apr-May 22 ‘10 1499 456 May 23-Jul 22; Aug 15-Dec ‘10 1119 324 Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $249 $54 Jul 23-Aug 14 ‘10 1239 364 Villa Blanca Double Extra Nights Jan-Mar ‘11 1619 499 Jan-Apr ‘10 $449 $107 Apr ‘11 1499 456 May-Nov ‘10 429 97 All prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. Monteverde Jan-Apr ‘11 449 107 All prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Cloud Forest Travel Professional or contact us. Tortuguero Choice of sightseeing & Sightseeing & transfers transfers from San José Pacuare Lodge 3 days from $389 3 days from $359 Our included transfers from San José bring you into Transfers from San José & whitewater rafting Enjoy a scenic, carefully planned journey from San the cool tranquil cloud forest, where the incredible 2 days from $379 José over land and water to Tortuguero National biodiversity offers a haven for bird-watchers and Park. We include all lodge meals and naturalist- nature enthusiasts. Enjoy your choice of an included Thrilling Class II & III whitewater rafting brings guided sightseeing along pristine waterways guided excursion: a nature hike in the Reserve, the you to the award-winning Pacuare Lodge, where into jungles rich with tropical birds, crocodiles, Skywalk Bridges, or a thrilling zip-line canopy tour. your thatched-roof bungalow awaits. You’ll find a monkeys and marine turtles. [Note: $10 per person king-size canopy bed, teak floors, private terrace park entrance fee not included. Air transfers from SimplyA F F O R D A B L E with rainforest views and spacious en suite bath San José available for $100 per person each way]. Cloud Forest Lodge Double Extra Nights with burnished copper fixtures and al fresco Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $389 $51 shower. SimplyA F F O R D A B L E Sapo Dorado Double Extra Nights SimplyA F F O R D A B L E Mawamba Lodge Double Extra Nights Jan-Apr ‘10 $429 $69 Double Extra Nights Jan-Apr 15; Jul-Aug ‘10 $359 $141 May-Dec ‘10 409 60 Apr 16-Jun; Sep-Dec ‘10 309 127 Jan 1-Apr 30 ‘10 $439 $205 Jan-Apr ‘11 429 69 Jan-Apr ‘11 359 141 May 1-Jun 30; Aug 16-Dec 20 ‘10 379 178 Jul 1-Aug 15 ‘10 439 205 Pachira Lodge Double Extra Nights AFFORDABLE L u x u ry Dec 21 ‘10-Apr 30 ‘11 439 205 Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $349 $156 All prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your El Establo Double Extra Nights All prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $499 $106 Travel Professional or contact us. All prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. Choice & Flexibility Throughout the World 29
  • F r e e S t y l e To u r i n g , S h o r t S t ay s & E x c u r s i o n s Six Days Away P r i v a t e l y G u i d e d To u r i n g Engaging Discoveries Day 1 – Arenal Check in to the resort hotel of your choice. Terrific Resorts with the Best F O R O U R W O R L D T R AV E L E R S Day 2 – Tailor your stay in Arenal! Volcano and Beach Views! Customize your vacation with one of these A choice of fine resorts, 6 meals, Thrill to true adventure... Costa Rica style! thrilling, included adventures: With our wide range of included options, • Arenal Hanging Bridges: Explore the forest as your choice of Arenal adventure, river just pick the one that’s perfect for you. you venture across 15 hanging bridges. float trip, and all on-tour transportation with a private car and driver. h • Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge: Drive to Los Chiles and raft the Rio Frio with your naturalist Travel any day you wish Venture through the rainforest on our river guide – a great opportunity for birdwatching and float expedition... It’s a terrific way to wildlife viewing. Lunch and refreshments are 6 days from $1,399 observe the lush flora and tropical birds. included. Bring your camera and binoculars for possible sightings of howler and spider monkeys, h caimans, turtles and numerous species of birds. • Arenal Volcano Hike: You’ll have dramatic SimplyA F F O R D A B L E Explore the terrain from Arenal to Arenal – Magic Mountain Hotel views of one of the world’s most active volcanoes the Pacific coast as you wish... Our as your naturalist guide leads you through the Guanacaste – Flamingo Beach signature private car transfers offer All-inclusive Resort & Spa forest at the base of the volcano, over recent lava traveling at a pace that’s right for you! flows into the regenerating area destroyed in the Double Child Rate h eruption of 1968. • Canopy Tour: Adrenaline-rushing adventure Jan-Apr 15, Dec 1-19 Apr 16-Nov ‘10 Dec 20-31 ‘10 $1499 1399 1699 $899 899 999 Delight in Costa Rica’s finest beach awaits – with 12 platforms and over 1,000 feet of Jan-Apr ‘11 1499 899 resort in a style that’s right for you... cable strung through the tree tops. Gain a new Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your perspective of the rainforest as you “fly” along Travel Professional or contact us. Child rates are for children At our first class, all-inclusive hotel or up to and including age 10. at the luxury JW Marriott Resort. these zip-lines through the trees. • Horseback Riding to La Fortuna Waterfall: Ride along forest trails to La Fortuna Waterfall NICARAGUA and refresh with a swim in this cascade of water, AFFORDABLE L u xu ry Granada that tumbles 200 feet into this natural pool. Arenal – Arenal Kioro L. Nicaragua Meals B Guanacaste – JW Marriott Morgan’s Rock Liberia Days 3 to 5 – Arenal / Guanacaste Double Child Rate 2 Arenal Travel by private car to the Rio Corobici for a Jan-Apr ‘10 $2099 $999 Beaches of 3 Monteverde Caribbean Sea river float trip through a tropical forest alive May-Oct, Dec 1-20 ’10 1799 999 Guanacaste San José with birds. Continue to the beautiful Pacific Nov ‘10 1899 999 Dec 21-31 ‘10 2999 999 Manuel Antonio C O S TA coast beaches of Guanacaste, popular for a hot Jan-Apr ‘11 2099 999 RICA and sunny climate with little rainfall and an Paci c Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Ocean PANAMA abundance of water sports, including snorkeling, Travel Professional or contact us. Child rates are for children scuba diving, surfing and world class sportfishing. up to and including age 10. Check in to the resort of your choice. Your 3-night stay offers plenty of time to relax on the Explore our world with beach and take advantage of the wide array of available activities. Meals 3B,1L Experience More of Costa Rica AND SAVE! Day 6 – Guanacaste’s Beaches Borinquen Resort & Spa – call or click Your tour ends today after breakfast. Meals B Save up to $150 per person Monteverde Cloud Forest – see page 29 Ask about our low international airfare on Tortuguero National Park – see page 29 30 ®
  • L at i n A m e r i c a Nature’s Classroom P r i v a t e l y G u i d e d To u r i n g Engaging Discoveries Day 1 – Into the rainforest! Upon arrival at San José Airport, you’ll be met Our Cozy Retreats… F O R O U R W O R L D T R AV E L E R S for a scenic private car transfer to your resort in Perfect for Families! the lush Sarapiqui Rainforest. Dial up your own level of adventure Sarapiqui – Hacienda Pozo Azul Tent Suites Day 2 – Choose your adventure! Comfortable canvas tents with beds, en suite with our signature flexible sightseeing! Customize your stay here in Sarapiqui with the bathrooms and private furnished decks immerse you Pick 4 included excursions from our many included adventure of your choice... Thrilling in the color and sounds of the tropical forest. offerings… like gentle hikes and float trips whitewater rafting, a gentle river float trip, or a Arenal – Hotel Magic Mountain or thrilling Class III whitewater rafting. guided zip-line tour high in the forest canopy. At the base of Arenal Volcano, our lovely first class Meals B h Day 3 – More adventure & on to Arenal resort features handsomely furnished, volcano-view guestrooms and an inviting pool. Feel the geothermal power of the Earth Choose another included adventure this Rincon de la Vieja – Guachipelin Lodge with a relaxing soak in the natural hot springs morning! It might be horseback riding, Enjoy deluxe air-conditioned rooms at this charming, of Termales del Bosque. a naturalist-guided rainforest hike or an relaxed lodge set at the foot of the mighty Rincon de adrenaline-rushing rappel tour! Your private car la Vieja Volcano. h transfer affords travel at an unhurried pace, with a relaxing soak in natural hot springs en route Observe the diverse flora and fauna of to your resort in Arenal. Meals B,L,D SimplyA F F O R D A B L E the tropical forest on a river expedition down the peaceful Rio Corobici. Day 4 – Tailor your day in Arenal Discover the flora and fauna of Arenal with the Handpicked lodges & resorts, 9 meals, h included adventure that’s right for you: Hike the base of the volcano, explore the canopy, our signature flexible sightseeing, Explore the countryside at an unhurried pace... and all on-tour transportation with ride the forest trails on horseback to La Fortuna The flexibility of our signature Waterfall, or visit the Caño Negro Wildlife your own private car and driver. private car transfers is perfect for families! Refuge. The balance of the day is free to relax Travel any day you wish and enjoy the amenities of your resort. Meals B Day 5 – Floating on the Corobici… 7 days for $1,699 Granada NICARAGUA A gentle expedition down the Rio Corobici is a delightful way to encounter the lush vegetation, Double Child Rate L. Nicaragua Morgan’s Rock tropical wildlife and colorful birds of the forest. Jan-Apr ‘11 $1699 $1199 Rincon de la Vieja Arenal Continue on by private car to Rincon de la Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your 2 2 Sarapiqui Vieja, an eco-adventure paradise with dense, Travel Professional or contact us. Child rates are for 2 Tortuguero children up to and including age 10. GUANACASTE lush forests and four volcanoes! Check in to your Caribbean San José Sea inviting resort and enjoy the rest of your day at Manuel Antonio C O S TA leisure. Meals B,L Explore our world with RICA Day 6 – Customize your stay Paci c Corcovado PANAMA Another prepaid excursion is included today... Ocean AND SAVE! Just pick the one that’s right for you! Discover Save $50 each when 3 guests travel together. the forest canopy, rich with wildlife, or explore Save $100 each when 4 guests travel together. the natural treasures of the area… waterfalls, Save $150 each when 5 or more guests travel together. Experience More of Costa Rica mud pools and hot springs; you can venture out with your guide to these spots, either along the Ask about our low international airfare on Corcovado – see page 28 hiking trails or by horseback. Meals B Monteverde Cloud Forest – see page 29 Day 7 – Adios adventure! Tortuguero National Park – see page 29 Your private car and driver await this morning to transport you to the airport in nearby Liberia. Nicaragua – see page 35 Meals B GeneralTours.com has complete itineraries 31
  • F r e e S t y l e To u r i n g , S h o r t S t ay s & E x c u r s i o n s Purely Natural Costa Rica & Nicaragua E s c o r t e d To u r i n g – 1 6 g u e s t s o r l e s s Engaging Discoveries Day 1 – Let the excitement begin… Sleep... Surrounded by Nature You’ll be be met at the airport to begin your F O R O U R W O R L D T R AV E L E R S exploration, starting at the fanciful Topiary La Fortuna – Termales del Bosque Resort Air-conditioned comfort and natural hot springs Garden in Zacerro. Continue into the rainforest await at this inviting first class hotel. Encounter nature at its finest in to your resort, with time to relax in the natural hot springs before dinner. Meals D Arenal – Hotel Campo Verde two countries blessed with Air-conditioned bungalows have private terraces amazing biodiversity. Day 2 – Onward to mighty Arenal and views of the volcano and rainforest. h It’s a scenic drive to Arenal Volcano where your naturalist guide leads a hike along the forested Caño Negro – Natural Lodge Caño Negro Air-conditioned rooms on landscaped grounds. Learn about unique flora and fauna in lower slopes. Browse the markets in Fortuna and continue on to your hotel for dinner. Meals B,D El Castillo – Hotel Victoria Costa Rica’s Caño Negro Wetlands On the river, a charming Colonial-style hotel in the as you journey across water and land Day 3 – Discover Caño Negro shadow of the imposing El Morro fortress. with our naturalist guide. Visit the charming village of Los Chiles and Sarapiqui – Hacienda Pozo Azul explore the flora and fauna of Caño Negro, one h of the most important biological areas in Costa Rica. At the Butterfly Farm and the Turtle Spacious canvas tents have comfy beds, en suite bathroom and your own private furnished deck. Step into a simpler time and place… Project, you’ll learn about the vital work being El Castillo, Nicaragua is surrounded by done to preserve endangered native species. SimplyA F F O R D A B L E rainforest and accessible only by river.. Meals B,L,D h Day 4 – Boat Safari in Caño Negro Today’s boat excursion brings you deep into Carefully selected hotels & lodges, 16 meals, fascinating small group Explore the pristine Indio Maiz Biological the wetlands of Caño Negro. With our expert excursions, luggage handling and Reserve, home to diverse wildlife naturalist, this is a great chance to espy diverse all on-tour transportation. including tapir and monkeys. fauna, including more tha 350 bird species, iguanas, turtles and caiman. Meals B,L,D 8 days from $1,999 Day 5 – Into Nicaragua Plan with confidence. Journey over the border, traveling by boat to the We never cancel a departure. NICARAGUA L. Caribbean small town of El Castillo, founded in the 18th Nicaragua Los Chiles Sea century. Enjoy lunch at El Cofilito, a charming Double 2 El Castillo cafe with memorable views of the waterfront. 2010 Caño Negro 2 Indio Maiz Biological Reserve Tour the imposing fortress of El Morro and then Jan 16; Feb 13; Mar 20; Arenal 1 1 1 Sarapiqui relax at your hotel. Tonight’s Nocturnal River Apr 17; Sep 18; Oct 16 $1999 La Fortuna Safari reveals crocodiles, resting tropical birds Dec 24 2199 San José and other jungle wildlife. Meals B,L 2011 Paci c C O S TA Day 6 – Indio Maiz Biological Reserve Jan 15; Feb 12; Mar 19; Apr 16 $1999 Ocean RICA This rainforest is home to a healthy population Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel of wildlife including tapirs and monkeys. Explore Professional or contact us. PANAMA the Reserve with your naturalist guide, visit local plantations, and try your hand at traditional Explore our world with fishing techniques. Meals B,L Experience More of Costa Rica Day 7 – The Sarapiqui Lowlands AND SAVE! Guanacaste – see page 30 Drive back to Los Chiles in Costa Rica and Save $50 each when 3 guests travel together. continue on to Sarapiqui. A fascinating guided Save $100 each when 4 guests travel together. Manuel Antonio – see page 28 rainforest walk reveals the unique plant and Save $150 each when 5 or more guests travel together. animal life of this lowland habitat. Meals B,L Ask about our low international airfare on Day 8 – Farewell to Costa Rica Your program finishes this morning. Meals B 32 ®
  • L at i n A m e r i c a Belize City Transfers Ambergris 3 days from $249 BELIZE Caye It’s easy and affordable to design your own trip, starting with this Short Stay – and adding any of Belize City our other FreeStyle options. Airport transfers and our top-notch local staff promise carefree travel! San Ignacio SimplyA F F O R D A B L E CAYO DISTRICT Biltmore Plaza Hotel Double Extra Nights Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $249 $69 Jan-Apr ‘10 AFFORDABLE Radisson Fort George Luxur y Double Extra Nights $329 $109 Belize Grand Discovery May-Oct ‘10 Jan-Apr ‘11 299 329 97 109 H o s t e d To u r i n g Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. Engaging Discoveries into the Hol Chan Marine Reserve and Shark Ray Alley where nurse sharks and southern stingrays Ambergris Caye F O R O U R W O R L D T R AV E L E R S often congregate. Meals B Days 7 – Unwind on Ambergris Caye “Fly” through the lush forest canopy on Transfers & roundtrip air A full day free to enjoy as you wish. Meals B our zip-line adventure and then explore by 3 days from $449 headlamp along an underground river. Days 8 – Fly back to Belize City Explore spectacular beaches and the second longest We include your flight to the mainland. Meals B Great Barrier Reef in the world! h SimplyA F F O R D A B L E Encounter the ancient Maya world at Inviting Hotels & Resorts! Mata Rocks Resort Double Extra Nights the impressive ruins of Xunantunich. Belize City – Best Western Biltmore Plaza Jan-Apr ‘10 May-Dec ‘10 $449 399 $87 65 h Your deluxe room at this resort-style hotel offers air-conditioning, in-room coffee and a 25” TV. Jan-Apr ‘11 449 87 Embark on a jungle safari in the Peccary Hills, San Ignacio – San Ignacio Resort Hotel Ramon’s Village Resort Double Extra Nights natural habitat of the elusive jaguar. An air-conditioned balcony room and stunning Jan-Dec ‘10 Jan-Apr ‘11 $479 509 $128 142 h rainforest views await you at this enchanting first class resort. Snorkel through Shark Ray Alley, a unique Ambergris Caye – Ramon’s Village Resort AFFORDABLE Luxur y Your air-conditioned verandah room is set in a gathering spot for sharks and stingrays! Portofino Beach Resort Double Extra Nights thatched-roof cabana, surrounded by lush tropical Jan 6-Apr ‘10 $619 $171 gardens just steps from a pristine Caribbean beach. May-Dec ‘10 539 132 Jan-Apr ‘11 649 190 Day 1 – Welcome to Belize City! Banyan Bay, the Villas Double Extra Nights Check in to the Best Western Biltmore Plaza. Jan-Apr ‘10 $659 $195 Day 2 – Adventures above and underground! SimplyA F F O R D A B L E May-Dec ‘10 559 145 An unforgettable day unfolds in Caves Branch First class hotels and resorts, 10 meals, Jan-Apr ‘11 709 216 National Park with a zip-line adventure 70 feet Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel above the forest floor, a jungle hike, and an in-depth sightseeing and adventure Professional or contact us. inner tube voyage along an underground river. excursions, luggage handling, on-tour Check in to the San Ignacio Hotel. Meals B,L transportation and 2 internal flights. San Ignacio in Cayo Days 3 – Explore the Mayan world Travel any day you wish Cross the Mopan River aboard a 19th century Transfers from Belize City hand-cranked ferry and tour the celebrated ruins 8 days from $1,999 2 days from $479 of Xunantunich and impressive hilltop Maya Our roundtrip transfers from Belize City make it temples at Cahal Pech. Meals B,L Double easy to discover this lively river town and its nearby Days 4 – At leisure in San Ignacio Jan-Apr ‘10 $2099 waterfalls, caves, wildlife and archaeological ruins. Explore at your own pace or join an available May-Sep ‘10 1999 excursion to the vast ruins of Tikal. Meals B Oct-Dec ‘10 2099 SimplyA F F O R D A B L E Jan-Apr ‘11 2099 Days 5 – From rainforest to Ambergris Caye Windy Hills Cottages Double Extra Nights Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $479 $108 The rainforests of Peccary Hills National Park Professional or contact us. are home to endangered jaguar and we invite you AFFORDABLE Luxur y to assist in their habitat preservation by planting a mahogany tree. Explore the jungle in safari Explore our world with Ka’ana Boutique Resort Double Extra Nights Jan-Dec ‘10 $599 $168 vehicles and return to Belize City by riverboat, Jan-Apr ‘11 629 187 a great opportunity to espy indigenous species. AND SAVE! Fly to Ambergris Caye and transfer to the Save up to $150 per person The Lodge at Chaa Creek Double Extra Nights beachfront Ramon’s Village Resort. Meals B,L Jan-Apr ‘10 $669 $207 May-Oct ‘10 629 185 Days 6 – Snorkel in Shark Ray Alley! Nov ‘10-Apr ‘11 719 230 A guided snorkeling adventure brings you deep Ask about our low international airfare on Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. 33
  • F r e e S t y l e To u r i n g , S h o r t S t ay s & E x c u r s i o n s Tikal 1 BELIZE Chichicastenango 1 GUATEMALA Quetzaltenango 1 Guatemala City Lake Atitlan 1 3 1 Antigua Maya Colors of Guatemala NICARAGUA E s c o r t e d To u r i n g – 1 6 G u e s t s o r L e s s Antigua L. Nicaragua Private sightseeing & Engaging Discoveries Day 5 – From Atitlan to Antigua Cruise on the lake to Santiago Atitlan, where transfers from Guatemala City F O R O U R W O R L D T R AV E L E R S weavers create traditional textiles in brilliant 2 days from $299 colors. Drive to Antigua and the Casa Santo Stand before the Mayan God of the World, Our fine guides bring to life the rich history and Domingo, a first class boutique hotel on the culture of Antiguac, founded in 1543. a huge stone carving at Baul. garden grounds of a former monastery. Meals B SimplyA F F O R D A B L E h Day 6 – Tour Antigua and back to the capital Discover the splendid architecture of Antiguac, Casa Santo Domingo Double Extra Nights Immerse in the timeless rhythms of the founded in 1543. Return to Guatemala City and Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $299 $60 highlands as you travel to remote, the Westin Camino Real. Meals B Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel indigenous towns like Quetzaltenango. Professional or contact us. Day 7 – The Mayan Ruins of Tikal h Fly to Flores and visit Tikalc, including the Great Plaza, Palace of Nobles and Pyramid IV. Like the Mayans of yore, cross Guatemala City Lake Atitlan with its 3 towering volcanoes Overnight at the Camino Real Tikal, a first class resort in the Petan jungle. Meals B,L Private sightseeing & transfers h Day 8 – Return to the Westin Camino Real Continue your guided exploration of Tikal before 3 days from $299 Our unhurried, 2-day exploration through your return flight to Guatemala City. Meals B,L This is your gateway to the ancient Mayan ruins, Tikal promises a richer exploration of the Colonial-era towns and beautiful landscapes of largest Mayan site ever discovered. Day 9 – Depart Guatemala City Guatemala. Our terrific on-the-ground team here Your program finishes this morning. Meals B in the capital promises the perfect stay! 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites c SimplyA F F O R D A B L E SimplyA F F O R D A B L E Barcelo Guatemala Double Extra Nights Day 1 – Welcome to Guatemala City Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $299 $45 Check in to the Westin Camino Real, a First class and deluxe hotels, 10 meals, AFFORDABLE Luxur y stylish deluxe hotel in the center of town. in-depth small group sightseeing, Westin Camino Real Double Extra Nights Day 2 – Go to Chichicastenango luggage handling, all on-tour Jan-Dec ‘10 $329 $64 Tour the Mayan site of Baul, noted for a huge transportation and 2 internal flights. Jan-Apr ‘11 359 71 stone face depicting the “God of the World” Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel and visit La Democracia with numerous 9 days for $1,799 Professional or contact us. artifacts of the Olmec and Pipil civilizations. Plan with confidence. Continue to the first class Mayan Inn, a handsome Colonial-style hotel close to the We never cancel a departure. town’s lively marketplace. Meals B Tikal Day 3 – On to Quetzaltenango Departs Every Tuesday Jan-Apr ‘11 Double $1799 Private sightseeing, transfers & Explore the colorful open-air market and visit Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel the 400-year-old Church of Santo Tomas. Professional or contact us. roundtrip air from Guatemala City Drive to Quetzaltenango where you check in 2 days from $589 to Pension Bonifaz, a comfortable family-run Explore our world with We make it easy and affordable to explore Tikalc, inn with the best location in town. Meals B one of the world’s most significant archaeological Day 4 – Explore the Highlands AND SAVE! sites. Enjoy a full-day, privately guided tour through Discover San Francisco El Alto, a charming Save $50 each when 3 guests travel together. the largest Mayan complex discovered to date. and still un-touristed town. Explore the Save $100 each when 4 guests travel together. SimplyA F F O R D A B L E Almolonga market and visit San Andres Save $150 each when 5 or more guests travel together. Xecul. Journey on to Lake Atitlan, a lovely Camino Real – Tikal Double Extra Nights crater lake surrounded by three mighty Ask about our low international airfare on Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $589 $60 volcanic peaks. Enjoy a peaceful overnight Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. at the first class Porta del Lago, set on the shores of the lake. Meals B 34 ®
  • L at i n A m e r i c a Tikal 1 BELIZE GUATEMALA HONDURAS Guatemala City 2 1 Copán Antigua 2 NICARAGUA Managua 2 Granada Morgan’s Rock Ancient & Colonial Cities E s c o r t e d To u r i n g – 1 6 G u e s t s o r L e s s Copán Private sightseeing & Engaging Discoveries Day 6 – More of Tikal and Guatemala City See more of Tikal’s Mayan wonders, including transfers from San Pedro Sula F O R O U R W O R L D T R AV E L E R S immense step pyramids that tower above the 2 days from $529 forest canopy. In the afternoon, return to the Our engaging expert brings Mayan history and Thrill to this sweeping journey across Barcelo Hotel in Guatemala City. Meals B,L legend to life with unhurried, privately guided 3 Latin American countries, exploring their Day 7 – Discover Granada, Nicaragua exploration of this Mayan Kingdom of the Classic historic cities and greatest ancient sites. Era. See the great Acropolis, the famous ball court Fly to Managua and continue overland to Lake and numerous carved stelae – some of the finest examples of ancient Mesoamerican art. h Nicaragua and Granada, the oldest Colonial city in the Americas. Your tour of this historic Marvel at magnificently carved stelae in town includes the Cathedral, Casa de los Tres SimplyA F F O R D A B L E Copan, some of the finest examples of Mundos, and the San Francisco Convent. Marina Copán Double Extra Nights ancient Mesoamerican art. Enjoy a 2-night stay at the superior first class Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $529 $70 Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel h Plaza Colon Hotel, set in a restored Colonial mansion on Central Park. Meals B,L Professional or contact us. An unhurried 2-day visit to Tikal, the most Day 8 – Masaya National Park excursion extensive Mayan ruins ever discovered. Observe the volcanic activity of Santiago Crater, browse the Masaya market, and visit More of Central America 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites c San Juan de Oriente. Return to Granada for Easy and Affordable a boat excursion on Lake Nicaragua and a farewell dinner. Meals B,L,D El Salvador Day 1 – Welcome to Antigua, Guatemala Day 9 – Depart Granada San Salvador, 2 nights from $379 Check in to the Casa Santo Domingo, a Transfer to Managua Airport. Meals B charming boutique hotel on the secluded Guatemala grounds of a Colonial-era monastery. SimplyA F F O R D A B L E Copán, 2 days from $269 Day 2 – Sightseeing in Antiguac Chichicastenango, Antigua & Discover the opulent, Spanish New World First class and deluxe hotels, 13 meals, Baroque architecture of Antigua, one of in-depth small group sightseeing, Lake Atitlan, 2 days from $279 the most significant Colonial cities in the luggage handling, all on-tour Americas. Meals B Honduras transportation and 3 internal flights. Day 3 – On to Copán San Pedro Sula, 3 days from $449 Drive through the mountains to tour Copánc, 9 days for $2,399 La Ceiba, 3 days from $399 the site of a Mayan kingdom of the Classic Plan with confidence. Tela, 4 days from $599 Era. Overnight at the first class Marina Hotel, overlooking the town plaza. Meals B We never cancel a departure. Tegucigalpa, 3 days from $449 Day 4 – Ancient Quirigua to modern capital Double Roatan Island, 3 days from $799 Drive to Quirigua, a city that flourished until 2010 Jan 24; Feb 21; Apr 18; May 16; Nicaragua the 10th century. This site is noteworthy Jul 18; Oct 17; Dec 19 $2399 for 9 magnificent stelae, including one that 2011 Granada, Leon and Managua, stands more than 26 feet tall – the largest ever Jan 16; Feb 13; Apr 10 $2399 3 days from $999 discovered. Continue to Guatemala City and Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Morgan’s Rock, 3 days from $779 check in to the deluxe Barcelo Hotel. Meals B Professional or contact us. Day 5 – Magnificent Tikal Fly to Tikalc to explore the vast ruins of this Explore our world with once-wealthy city, the seat of power for the great Jaguar Clan lords. Overnight in a deluxe AND SAVE! thatched-roof bungalow at the charming Save $50 each when 3 guests travel together. Camino Real Hotel. Meals B,L Save $100 each when 4 guests travel together. Save $150 each when 5 or more guests travel together. GeneralTours.com has complete itineraries 35
  • F r e e S t y l e To u r i n g , S h o r t S t ay s & E x c u r s i o n s The Panama Canal E s c o r t e d To u r i n g – 1 6 G u e s t s o r L e s s Engaging Discoveries Day 1 – Welcome to Panama City Check in to the InterContinental Miramar. Splendid Overnights… F O R O U R W O R L D T R AV E L E R S Day 2 – Old and new in Panama City City, Rainforest and Beach! Marvel at the Miraflores Locks and watch ships Panama City – InterContinental Miramar Step into history in Casco Antiguo, transiting the Panama Canal as your guide shares You’ll love this contemporary high-rise landmark founded in 1673 and still graced with history and insight. Cross the bay into Casco on Panama Bay, with full resort-style amenities lovely Colonial-era architecture. Antiguoc, filled with cobblestone streets and like a landscaped pool, spa and fitness center. h 18th-century colonial architecture. Meals B Day 3 – Through the Panama Canal! Gamboa – Gamboa Rainforest Resort Our tropical resort is surrounded by the pristine Cross the Continent – TWICE! An unforgettable day unfolds as you journey rainforests of Soberania National Park, home to Travel from the Pacific to the Atlantic from the Pacific to the Atlantic on a full Canal exotic birds, monkeys and other wildlife. on a full Canal transit and return transit. Enter into the Miraflores Locks and Playa Bonita – InterContinental Playa Bonita on the historic Panama Railroad. through the Gaillard Cut to cross Gatun Lake. Nestled on a private beach and lushly Upon arrival in Cristobal, it’s a scenic drive to h the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. Meals B,L landscaped, our gracious Pacific resort is a beautiful blend of Mediterranean, Colonial and Feel the excitement of the Spanish Main as Day 4 – Gamboa Rainforest Resort Panamanian styles. And every room offers you explore ancient fortifications along the You have a full day at leisure to enjoy the an ocean-view balcony! now-tranquil Caribbean coast. fabulous amenities of your tropical resort. Relax poolside or join some of the available activities, like birdwatching, naturalist-guided wildlife tours 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites c SimplyA F F O R D A B L E and fishing on Gatun Lake. Meals B Day 5 – By rail from Portobelo to the Pacific Deluxe hotel and resorts, 10 meals, Explore the Caribbean town of Portobeloc, rich in-depth small group sightseeing, with history and impressive ruins of Colonial-era full Canal transit with return by rail fortifications. Visit the 17th century Custom Caribbean Gamboa Portobelo Rainforest Resort House and see the amazing Christo Negro statue, and all on-tour transportation. Sea which appeared mysteriously in Portobelo in Cristobal 2 the mid 1600s. Enjoy a seafood lunch and a 8 days from $2,199 lllll llll l 2 lively performance of Afro-Caribbean dance by Plan with confidence. ll l 3 Panama City Playa Bonita Congos, descendants of former slaves brought by We never cancel a departure. PANAMA Spanish Conquistadors. Then transfer to Colon Station for a transcontinental trip on the historic Double Paci c Panama Railroad, originally built in 1855. This 2010 Ocean journey follows alongside the Canal through the Jan 14; Feb 18; Mar 18; Apr 15 $2299 tropical rainforest with superb views of the Canal Jun 17; Jul 15; Aug 19; and ship traffic. Upon arrival at Corozal Station, Sep 16; Oct 14; Nov 18 2199 it’s a pleasant drive to the InterContinental Dec 16 2399 Playa Bonita Resort and Spa. Meals B,L 2011 Day 6 – Unwind at Playa Bonita Jan 13; Feb 17; Mar 17; Apr 14 $2399 Enjoy the pools and sports activities of your Discover More of Central America! resort. Take a nature walk in the adjacent Punta Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. Costa Rica – see pages 28-31 Bruja Nature Reserve, or join an available excursion – like golf, deep sea fishing or bird Explore our world with Nicaragua – see page 35 watching. Meals B Day 7 – Another day in paradise... AND SAVE! Enjoy another day at leisure before this evening’s Save $50 each when 3 guests travel together. farewell dinner at your resort. Meals B,D Save $100 each when 4 guests travel together. Save $150 each when 5 or more guests travel together. Day 8 – Adios Playa Bonita Your tour ends this morning. Meals B Ask about our low international airfare on 36 ®
  • L at i n A m e r i c a Panama Portobelo Cristobal Bocas del Toro Gamboa Rainforest Resort San Blas Islands Panama City Playa Bonita Resort Panama Beach Highlands of Chiriqui Royal Decameron Playa Blanca Resort Resorts PANAMA Pearl Islands Private transfers from Panama City 4 days from $529 Private car transfers from Panama City make it so easy to complement your vacation with one of our handpicked resorts! Royal Decameron and Playa Blanca are all-inclusive resorts with 3 meals daily. SimplyA F F O R D A B L E Royal Decameron Double Extra Nights Child Rate Jan-Mar ‘10 $699 $128 $129 Apr-Jun; Sep-Dec ‘10 589 93 99 Jul-Aug ‘10 639 108 109 Jan-Apr ‘11 699 128 129 Prices are per person, double. Child rates are for children ages 3 to 11. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. Playa Blanca Double Extra Nights Child Rate Gamboa Rainforest Jan-Mar ‘10 Apr-Jun; Sep-Dec ‘10 619 $739 $143 103 $279 229 Resort Panama City Jul-Aug ‘10 Jan-Mar ‘11 689 739 124 143 279 279 Apr ‘11 619 103 229 Private transfers Private sightseeing & transfers Prices are per person, double. Child rates are for children ages 3 to 11. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. 3 days from $409 3 days from $399 We chose this first class resort for its ideal location Our wonderful guides delight in showing our guests AFFORDABLE L uxury in the pristine rainforests of Soberania National the city they love. Your in-depth private city tour includes Old Townc and the Miraflores Locks. InterContinental Park, home to exotic birds, monkeys and other Playa Bonita Double Extra Nights Child Rate species. Join available activities like bird-watching, Jan-Apr 15 ‘10 $719 $173 $159 an aerial tram canopy tour, naturalist-guided hikes SimplyA F F O R D A B L E Apr 16-Dec ‘10 529 111 159 or fishing on Lake Gatun. Then unwind by the Holiday Inn at the Jan-Apr ‘11 719 173 159 Panama Canal Double Extra Nights Child Rate inviting pool or stroll the landscaped grounds. Prices are per person, double. Child rates are for children up to and Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $399 $85 $29 including age 11. For single rates, see your Travel Professional AFFORDABLE Luxur y Crowne Plaza Double Extra Nights Child Rate or contact us. Double Extra Nights Child Rate Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $459 $103 $29 Jan-Apr 15 Apr 16-Dec $439 409 $115 96 $159 159 AFFORDABLE L u x u ry Delight in More of Panama! Jan-Apr 439 121 159 InterContinental Bocas del Toro, 3 days from $709 Prices are per person, double. Child rates are for children up to and Miramar Double Extra Nights Child Rate including age 11. For single rates, see your Travel Professional Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $539 $147 $29 Highlands of Chiriqui, 3 days from $639 or contact us. Prices are per person, double. Child rates are for children up to and Pearl Islands, 3 days from $899 including age 12. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. San Blas Islands, 3 days from $659 Choice & Flexibility Throughout the World 37
  • F r e e S t y l e To u r i n g , S h o r t S t ay s & E x c u r s i o n s Bariloche Private sightseeing & transfers 3 days from $639 Classic Buenos Aires Enjoy our handpicked resorts and let our terrific guide show you the grandeur of Nahuel Huapi, the second oldest national park in the world. Your private tour includes the Campanario P r i v a t e l y G u i d e d To u r i n g Chairlift. Engaging Discoveries Day 1 – Welcome to Buenos Aires! Our handpicked properties offer warm SimplyA F F O R D A B L E Edelweiss Hotel Double Extra Nights F O R O U R W O R L D T R AV E L E R S service, charm and character and great Jan 1-Jul 2 ‘10 $639 $107 locations. Jul 3-Aug 31 ‘10 739 164 Delight in the city’s rich, multicultural heritage Aug 14 ‘10-Apr 30 ‘11 659 119 as you explore all the highlights including Day 2 – Delightful sightseeing in BA La Boca, a colorful and historic district Begin your sightseeing at the Plaza de Mayo, AFFORDABLE L uxury the lively hub of the city, laid out in 1580. It Llao Llao Resort Double Extra Nights near the waterfront. was here on the balcony of the Casa Rosada Jan 1-Feb 28; Jul 1-Aug 31 ‘10 $1069 $309 h where Eva Perón gave her impassioned speeches! Continue along the elegant Mar 1-Jun 30; Sep 1 ‘10-Jan 3 ‘11 Jan 1-Apr 30 ‘11 849 1069 181 309 Thrill to the grace and artistry of tango... boulevard, Avenida 9 de Julio, and see the Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel The dancers of El Viejo Almacen Teatro Colon, one of the world’s premier Professional or contact us. are among the best in town. opera houses. Meals B Day 3 – Buenos Aires at your leisure A full day free to explore at your own pace. Wonderful Days! Great Nights... Tonight, enjoy dinner and a tango show at Americas Towers the famed El Viejo Almacen. Meals B,D Our superior first class, city-center hotel promises Day 4 – Farewell, Buenos Aires well-appointed guestrooms and excellent dining. Your program with us finishes today. Meals B Moreno Hotel Art Deco styling and luxuriously appointed rooms await at our boutique hotel in the charming city- center district of San Telmo. Iguassu Falls Sofitel Private sightseeing & transfers Elegant 5-star hotel on prestigious Arroyo Street. Stylish guestrooms feature luxury appointments like 2 days from $429 Jean Marie Farina bath amenities. Our in-the-know guide will lead you on a private Alvear Palace tour to all the best vantage points, including the For more than 70 years, this luxury landmark has famed Devil’s Throat. welcomed guests in La Recoleta, a tranquil city-center SimplyA F F O R D A B L E enclave famed for its dining and shopping. Panoramic Hotel Double Extra Nights Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $429 $117 Travel any day you wish AFFORDABLE L uxury 4 days from $749 Loi Suites Hotel Double Extra Nights Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $449 $131 A choice of fine hotels, 4 meals and privately guided sightseeing. Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel SimplyA F F O R D A B L E Professional or contact us. AFFORDABLE L u x u ry Americas Towers Double Extra Nights Sofitel Double Extra Nights Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $749 $87 Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $999 $183 Moreno Hotel More of Argentina... Alvear Palace Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $799 $103 Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $1219 $265 El Calafate, 3 days from $809 All prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. Lakes Crossing, 1 day from $261 Legends of a Gaucho, 3 days from $639 Ask about our low international airfare on Puerto Madryn, 3 days from $779 38 ®
  • L at i n A m e r i c a Wine Roads of Mendoza Private sightseeing & transfers 3 days from $629 Nestled in the foothills of the Andes, Mendoza is the heart of Argentina’s world-renowned wine country. Delightful private car touring includes South American Flavors wine tasting on an historic vineyard estate! SimplyA F F O R D A B L E Huentala Hotel Boutique Double Extra Nights Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $629 $67 P r i v a t e l y G u i d e d To u r i n g Executive Hotel Double Extra Nights of your Andean journey and transfers you to the Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $659 $83 Engaging Discoveries luxurious Ritz Carlton. Meals B Diplomatic Hotel Double Extra Nights F O R O U R W O R L D T R AV E L E R S Day 7 – Exploring and cooking in Santiago! Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $739 $128 Stroll in colorful La Boca where the Experience the sights and flavors of Santiago on Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel our innovative tour with a local chef! Explore Professional or contact us. tango was born and feel the rhythms for the city, shop the farmer’s market, get expert yourself with our one-hour Tango lesson! culinary tips, sip fine Chilean wine, and sit down Salta h to your freshly prepared lunch. Meals B,L Day 8 – Adios, Santiago Live the “Gaucho Life” on an historic Private sightseeing & transfers Our tour finishes this morning. Meals B estancia in the Argentine pampas – 4 days from $609 Let our expert guide show you the fine Colonial complete with barbecue, wine and music. City-Center Fabulous! architecture, unforgettable mountain vistas and colorful desert landscapes of charm-filled Salta h Buenos Aires – Sofitel Hotel Blending French elegance and Art Deco flair, Travel the Wine Roads of Mendoza and and “The Beautiful Northwest.” our luxury hotel sits on a tree-lined street close sample fine wines on two vineyard estates. to some of the city’s finest shopping and dining. Almeria Hotel SimplyA F F O R D A B L E Double Extra Nights h Mendoza – Sheraton Mendoza The city’s newest 5-star hotel offers generously Jan-Apr ‘11 $609 $69 Join our chef to explore colorful highlights appointed guestrooms, a state-of-the-art health and markets in Santiago. Prepare a meal AFFORDABLE Luxur y club, indoor pool, and fine dining with 360° and toast your host with fine Chilean wine. views of the city and Andes Mountains. Sheraton Hotel Double Extra Nights Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $699 $107 Santiago – Ritz Carlton Day 1 – Welcome to Buenos Aires Luxurious guestrooms and Ritz Carlton’s Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. Check in to the stylish and luxurious Sofitel. signature warmth await you in El Golf, the Day 2 – Sightseeing in beautiful B.A. capital’s most prestigious neigbhorhood. Delight Discover the sophisticated charms of the capital, in fine dining, an indoor pool with Jacuzzi, and from bustling Plaza de Mayo and the handsome the Health & Fitness Center overlooking city facade of the Teatro Colon to colorful La Boca, and mountains. there the tango originated. Tonight’s tango lesson is followed by dinner and an electrifying AFFORDABLE L uxury professional tango show. Meals B,D Day 3 – Gaucho Fiesta! 5-star hotels, 11 meals, in-depth Travel into the pampas to a sprawling estate privately guided sightseeing, luggage for an authentic Argentine barbecue with fine handling, all on-tour transportation Ushuaia regional wines and entertainment. Meals B,L Day 4 – Argentine wine country and one internal flight. Travel any day you wish Private sightseeing & transfers Fly to Mendoza, nestled at the foot of the 3 days from $639 Andes, and check in to the deluxe Sheraton. 8 days for $2,999 Meals B Double Enjoy expertly-guided private touring in one of Day 5 – Mendoza, Malbec & Merlot... Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $2999 the southernmost cities in the world, set on the Nearly 500 years of history have graced the Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Beagle Channel against a mountain backdrop. city with many fine monuments. See the Professional or contact us. SimplyA F F O R D A B L E highlights and then journey along the scenic Wine Roads of Mendoza. You’ll tour two Explore our world with Los Yamanas Double Extra Nights Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $639 $113 vineyard estates with tastings of their finest vintages. Meals B,L AND SAVE! AFFORDABLE Luxur y Day 6 – Across the Andes to Santiago Save $50 each when 3 guests travel together. Los Cauquenes Hotel & Spa Double Extra Nights Today’s breathtaking overland motorcoach Save $100 each when 4 guests travel together. Save $150 each when 5 or more guests travel together. Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $689 $141 journey is an experience you will treasure for Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel a lifetime! Travel through the Andes into Professional or contact us. Chile, where your guide greets you at the end Ask about our low international airfare on Choice & Flexibility Throughout the World 39
  • F r e e S t y l e To u r i n g , S h o r t S t ay s & E x c u r s i o n s Three Jewels P r i v a t e l y G u i d e d To u r i n g – R i o , I g u a s s u & B u e n o s A i r e s Day 1 – Welcome to Rio! Mayo, Avenida 9 de Julio known as the world’s widest Travel any day you wish Check in to your choice of hotel. boulevard, and colorful La Boca – where the Days 2 & 3 – Customize your stay in Rio tango was born! Next, enjoy a free day to spend 9 days from $2,399 Tailor your Rio stay with the included as you wish. We’ve arranged dinner and a tango A choice of fine hotels, 9 meals, privately guided excursion of your choice: a city show at El Viejo Almacen. Meals 3B,D in-depth privately guided sightseeing, tour & Sugarloaf Mountain or Mt. Corcovado & Day 9 – Bid adieu to B.A. Christ the Redeemer. Meals 2B Your program with us finishes today. Meals B all on-tour transportation and 2 internal flights. Days 4 & 5– Mighty Iguassu Fallsc Fly to Iguassu and transfer to your choice of SimplyA F F O R D A B L E hotel. Privately guided exploration of the Terrific Hotels, Perfectly Located... Double Falls takes you to all the best vantage points Simply Affordable Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $2399 overlooking the main falls on both the Brazilian Rio – Windsor Martinique Copa Hotel and Argentine sides. A boat excursion is AFFORDABLE Lu x ury available for the more adventurous: Cruise to Iguassu Falls – Recanto Park Double San Martin Waterfall, the largest Iguassu cascade Buenos Aires – Americas Towers Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $2999 that can be safely approached by boat. Meals 2B Affordable Luxury Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. Days 6 - 8 – On to Buenos Aires Rio – Sofitel Explore our world with Fly to Buenos Aires and your choice of hotel. Iguassu Falls – Bourbon Cataratas Resort Your private car sightseeing includes Plaza de Buenos Aires – Sofitel AND SAVE...up to $150 per person Classic Rio P r i v a t e l y G u i d e d To u r i n g Travel any day you wish Day 1 – Welcome to Rio de Janeiro The Best of Rio at your Doorstep! 4 days from $799 You’ll be warmly greeted upon arrival and escorted by private car to your choice of hotel. Windsor Martinique Copa A choice of fine hotels, 3 meals, our Enjoy first class, air-conditioned comfort within signature, flexible sightseeing with Day 2 – Tailor your day in Rio walking distance of Copacabana Beach. Customize your vacation with the included your own guide and private transfers. Porto Bay Internacional sightseeing of your choice: Retreat to the rooftop pool of this superior first class SimplyA F F O R D A B L E • City Tour & Sugarloaf Mountain: Ascend by hotel for great views over Copacabana! Windsor cable car to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Martinique Copa Double Extra Nights for unforgettable views of city, sea and sky! Stylish, deluxe hotel across from Copacabana Beach Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $799 $75 • Mt. Corcovado & Christ the Redeemer: and just steps away from Ipanema! Porto Bay Internacional Double Extra Nights Journey by cogwheel train up the mountain to Copacabana Palace Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $899 $133 visit this landmark 100-foot tall statue. With elegant Mediterranean styling, this luxury The balance of your day is at leisure to explore and landmark overlooks Copacabana Beach. AFFORDABLE Lu x ury relax as you wish. Meals B Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Double Extra Nights Day 3 – Rio as you like it! Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $999 $154 A full day free to explore or relax as you wish! Copacabana Palace Double Extra Nights Our staff is available to assist with additional Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $1199 $245 sightseeing and suggestions. Meals B Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Day 4 – Bid farewell to Rio Professional or contact us. Your program with us finishes today. Meals B Ask about our low international airfare on 40
  • L at i n A m e r i c a Iguassu Falls Clipper Premium on R. Amaz 4 Manaus dei ra B R A Z I L jos Ma pa Rio Ta Private sightseeing & transfers Rio 3 days from $489 We promise you a richer Iguassu Experience! Your private guide will take you to all the best vantage points on both the Argentine and Brazilian sides. SimplyA F F O R D A B L E Recanto Park Hotel Double Extra Nights Rio de Janeiro 3 Jan-Dec ‘10 $489 $51 Bourbon Cataratas Resort Double Extra Nights Iguassu Falls Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $569 $97 AFFORDABLE Das Cataratas Luxur y Double Extra Nights Along the Amazon to Rio Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $709 $183 P r i v a t e l y G u i d e d To u r i n g Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. Engaging Discoveries Wonderful Hotels... Jungle Lodges F O R O U R W O R L D T R AV E L E R S Manaus – Tropical Manaus First class eco-resort on the Rio Negro. Naturalist-guided activities & transfers Cruise deep into the Amazon for amazing Rio – Porto Bay Internacional 3 days from $659 experiences with our expert naturalists in Inviting hotel overlooking Copacabana Beach! Our transfers from Manaus make it easy to enhance one of the world’s most remote regions! your journey with our Amazon adventure! Enjoy all lodge meals and great naturalist-guided excursions. h ...And Your Choice of Ship! Clipper Traditional Immerse in the frontier spirit of Manaus SimplyA F F O R D A B L E Comfortable expedition ship with 8 outside on a privately guided tour. Then tailor cabins featuring private baths and bunk berths. Amazon Ecopark Double Jan-Dec ‘10 $659 your stay in Rio with our signature flexible Clipper Premium Jan-Apr ‘11 699 sightseeing… Ascend Sugarloaf Mountain Small enough to dock in remote spots, large Ariau Jungle Towers Double or Mt. Corcovado with your private guide. enough to offer lower beds and public spaces. Jan 2-Dec 26 ‘10 $869 MV Iberostar Dec 27 ‘10-Apr ‘11 939 Day 1 – Welcome to Manaus Balcony cabins make this the perfect ship for Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Check in to the Tropical Manaus. those who want 5-star comfort and adventure. Professional or contact us. Day 2 – Your Amazon voyage begins! Enjoy a private city tour before stepping Depart any Tuesday or Wednesday Manaus aboard your choice of ship. Relax with a welcome drink during an onboard briefing as 8 days from $2,599 Private sightseeing & transfers your cruise gets underway. Meals B,D 12 meals, naturalist-guided 3 days from $469 Days 3 & 4 – Exploring along the Amazon shore excursions, port charges Deeply engaging, private car sightseeing with our Two unforgettable days unfold as you voyage deep into the Amazon. Chart a course through and internal flights. enthusiastic guide captures the frontier spirit of this unique town, surrounded by miles of jungle the 400 islands of Anavilhanas, the world’s in every direction. See the historic Amazon largest freshwater archipelago, and canoe on SimplyA F F O R D A B L E Theater. tranquil lakes. Join our expert naturalists for enthralling excursions off-ship including a Clipper Traditional Double SimplyA F F O R D A B L E twilight safari, guided rainforest hikes and Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $2599 Holiday Inn Double Extra Nights piranha fishing. Meals 2B,2L,2D Clipper Premium Double Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $469 $79 Day 5 – Off ship and on to Rio Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $2799 Cruise the remarkable “Meeting of the AFFORDABLE Luxur y Waters,” where the black currents of the Rio AFFORDABLE Lux ury Tropical Double Extra Nights Negro join the brown waters of the Amazon and flow together for miles without mixing! MV Iberostar Double Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $509 $102 Disembark and fly to Rio, you’ll be met and Jan-Apr ‘10 $2999 Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Jan-Apr ‘11 3099 Professional or contact us. escorted to the Porto Bay Internacional. Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Meals B Professional or contact us. Day 6 – Tailor your stay! More of Brazil… Enjoy an included privately guided sightseeing tour of your choice: Sugarloaf Mt. or Christ Explore our world with Buzios, 3 days from $869 the Redeemer. Meals B Pantanal, 3 days from $1079 Day 7 – Rio at leisure AND SAVE! Salvador, 3 days from $479 A day free to enjoy as you wish. Meals B Save $50 each when 3 guests travel together. Small Ships of the Amazon, Day 8 – Farewell, Rio Save $100 each when 4 guests travel together. Save $150 each when 5 or more guests travel together. 3 nights from $819 Your tour ends this morning. Meals B GeneralTours.com has complete itineraries 41
  • F r e e S t y l e To u r i n g , S h o r t S t ay s & E x c u r s i o n s 2 Santiago U R U G U A Y Maipo Valley A R G E N T I N A CHILE Puerto 2 Puerto Varas Gulf of San Matias Montt Osorno Volcano The Fjords of Chile Gulf of San Jorge P r i v a t e l y G u i d e d C r u i s e & To u r Puerto Edén Pio XI Glacier Engaging Discoveries Day 6 – Excursion to Torres del Paine Thrill to the breathtaking scenery of 6 Torres del Paine Puerto Natales F O R O U R W O R L D T R AV E L E R S Strait of Magellan Torres del Paine National Park. Meals B,L,D Puntas Arenas Meander through one of Chile’s most Day 7 – Cruising Antrim Fjord celebrated wine regions, sampling fine wines Sail through narrow channels and deep fjords, and delightful cuisine. a rugged and pristine landscape. Meals B,L,D h Day 8 – Pio XI Glacier / Puerto Eden Your ship navigates in front of Pio XI Glacier, Easter Island Immerse in some of the Continent’s most the largest in South America. Go ashore on Private sightseeing & transfers magnificent landscapes withfull-day Wellington Island to explore life in a remote 3 days from $569 ocean-locked village. Meals B,L,D excursions into the Lakes District and Colossal and enigmatic, the moia statues dot Torres del Paine National Park. Day 9 – Amalia and Calvo Fjords the windswept landscape. It’s one of the most Navigate two stunning fjords to view 4 glaciers, remote inhabited islands on the planet, but our Day 1 – Arrival & city tour in Santiago each distinct in hue, shape and size. Meals B,L,D hotels and guides promise a warm welcome and Check in to the luxurious Ritz Carlton Hotel. Day 10 – Montanas Fjord & Kirke Narrows enriching full-day sightseeing. Day 2 – Private car excursion to Maipo Valley Cruise Montanas Fjord and the spectacular Visit two historic vineyard estates, sample fine Avenue of the Glaciers. Meals B,L,D SimplyA F F O R D A B L E wines and enjoy a delightful lunch. Meals, B,L Day 11 – Disembark in Puerto Natales Taha Hotel Double Extra Nights Day 3 – Santiago / Puerto Varas Transfer to Punta Arenas. Meals B Jan 2 ‘10-Apr ‘11 $569 $110 Fly to the Lakes District for sightseeing and AFFORDABLE L uxury two nights at the first class Cabanas del Lago An Unforgettable Voyage Iorana Hotel Double Extra Nights Hotel overlooking Llanquihue Lake. Meals B Aboard the MN Skorpios III Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $659 $130 Day 4 – Full day Lakes District sightseeing Spacious outside cabins offer large windows for Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel See Osorno Volcano, Petrohue Falls, and panoramic views, your own well-stocked open Professional or contact us. beautiful Lake Todos los Santos. Meals B,L minibar, and a luxurious en suite bath. Enjoy Day 5 – Embark the MN Skorpios III great meals with friendly, attentive service and Fly to Punta Arenas and drive to Puerto Natales to board the MN Skorpios III. Meals B,D fine wine every evening. Puerto Montt & AFFORDABLE L ux u ry Puerto Varas Private sightseeing & transfers The excellent hotels and ship, 23 meals, privately guided sightseeing, naturalist-guided shore excursions, on-tour transportation and 2 internal flights. 3 days from $599 Discover Chile’s Lake Country with our engaging 11 days from $4,199 expert! Your private car tour includes charming Plan with confidence. We never cancel a departure. lakeside towns, Osorno Volcano, Petrohue Falls and an excursion on lovely Lake Todos los Santos. Begins Any Monday Athenas Deck Acropolis Deck Parthenon Deck Olympus Deck 2010 SimplyA F F O R D A B L E Jan-Feb 21 $4899 $5099 $5199 $5399 Cabanas del Lago Hotel Double Extra Nights Feb 22-Mar 28 4499 4699 4799 4899 Jan 2 ‘10-Apr ‘11 $599 $54 Mar 29-May 4199 4399 4499 4599 Holiday Inn Double Extra Nights Sep 1-26 4399 4499 4599 4799 Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $639 $75 Sep 27-Dec 12 4699 4799 4899 5099 Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Dec 13-31 4999 5299 5399 5599 Professional or contact us. 2011 Jan-Feb 20 $4999 $5299 $5399 $5599 Feb 21-Mar 27 4699 4799 4899 5099 Thrill to More of Chile… Mar 28-Apr 4399 4499 4599 4799 Atacama, 3 days from $969 Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. Lakes Crossing, 2 days from $280 Explore our world with Skorpios Cruises, 6 days from $1999 42 AND SAVE... up to $150 per person
  • L at i n A m e r i c a Punta Arenas Private sightseeing & transfers 3 days from $489 Our engaging local expert will show you the charm of this historic town overlooking the pristine Strait of Magellan. It’s the perfect gateway to Patagonia. AFFORDABLE L uxury Hotel Cabo de Hornos Double Extra Nights Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $489 $75 Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. The Heart of Patagonia Santiago Private sightseeing & transfers H o s t e d To u r i n g 3 days from $489 Engaging Discoveries Private car transfers smooth the way. Handpicked hotels put you in the heart of it all. And our F O R O U R W O R L D T R AV E L E R S expertly guided private sightseeing is delightful! Our leisurely stay amidst the towering peaks and pristine waters of SimplyA F F O R D A B L E Torres del Paine National Park promises an unforgettable experience. Plaza El Bosque Suites Double Extra Nights h Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 AFFORDABLE $489 L uxury $67 Stay at the Rio Serrano Hotel and venture over river and bay for magnificent glacier views… Or, experience the award-winning Explora Lodge, renowned for its Ritz Carlton Hotel Double Extra Nights Jan-Apr ‘10 $599 $133 expertly guided, small group excursions into the very heart of Patagonia! May-Sep ‘10 559 107 Oct ‘10-Apr ‘11 599 133 Travel any day you wish Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. A choice of fine lodges, meals as noted, thrilling guided excursions in the national park, luggage handling and all on-tour transportation. Valparaiso & 3 days for $1,399 5 days for $3,199 Vina del Mar SimplyA F F O R D A B L E AFFORDABLE L u x u ry Private sightseeing & transfers from Santiago Day 1 – Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales Day 1 – Welcome to Torres del Paine 3 days from $759 Arrive Punta Arenas and transfer to your Transfer from Punta Arenas to your luxury With a private car and our terrific guide leading hotel in Torres del Paine National Park. lodge deep in Torres del Paine National Park. the way, your full-day tour includes La Sebastiana Museum and a funicular ride to take in the sights. Day 2 – Exploring the Park Days 2 to 4 – Exploring the Park Full-day tour takes you to the Milodon The award-winning Explora Lodge is famed AFFORDABLE L uxury Cave, set amidst the magnificent lakes and not just for its casual elegance but also for Zero Hotel Double Extra Nights towering peaks of Torres del Paine. Meals B its wide array of included, expertly guided Jan 2 ‘10-Apr ‘11 $759 $181 Day 3 – Along the Serrano River excursions throughout the Park. Enjoy 3 full Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Thrilling Zodiac and boat excursions days of exploration, in small groups of never Professional or contact us. promise stunning views of the Serrano and more than 8 guests and an English-speaking Balmaceda Glaciers. Disembark in Puerto guide. Venture to the lakes and peaks on Natales and return to Punta Arenas airport. Meals B horseback or on foot – for a couple hours of gentle walking or more demanding full-day Vineyards of Chile hikes and picnic lunches. Meals 3B,3L,3D Private sightseeing & transfers from Santiago Rio Serrano Hotel Day 5 – Return to Punta Arenas Cozy, first class hotel of wood and stone 2 days from $609 Transfer to the Punta Arenas airport. Meals B surrounded by incredible natural beauty. Experience the tranquility of the Colchagua Valley Explora Lodge Patagonia with your own personal guide. In-depth touring Double The Park’s best lodge faces the Salto Chico includes the revered pre-Columbian collection of Jan-Apr ‘11 $1399 Waterfall and eponymous granite peaks. the Colchagua Museum and wine tasting on an Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your historic, century-old vineyard estate. Travel Professional or contact us. Explora Lodge Patagonia Double SimplyA F F O R D A B L E Jan-Apr ‘11 $3199 Hotel Santa Cruz Double Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $609 Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. Choice & Flexibility Throughout the World 43
  • F r e e S t y l e To u r i n g , S h o r t S t ay s & E x c u r s i o n s Iquitos Peru PERU Posada Amazonas & Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Lima Puerto Maldonado Machu Picchu Sacred Valley Cuzco Nazca Suasi Island Lake Colca Valley Titicaca Arequipa Puno Cuzco Jungle Lodges Lake Titicaca Private sightseeing & transfers of the Amazon Private sightseeing & transfers 3 days from $389 3 days from $479 In the private company of our impassioned Inca Transfers & naturalist-guided excursions With our local expert at your side, your in-depth expert, your in-depth tour includes our unique 3 days from $499 privately guided sightseeing features the floating Make A Difference visit to a child care center. Posada Amazonas offers spacious guestrooms open islands of the Uros Indians and a cruise across the SimplyA F F O R D A B L E to the forest with private bath and cold-water lake to Taquile Island to see the Incan terraces. A shower. Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica has fine lunch of Andean fare is included. José Antonio Double Extra Nights gracious open-air accommodations with canopy Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $389 $62 SimplyA F F O R D A B L E beds and a private bath with hot water shower. AFFORDABLE Luxur y Carefully selected by our well-traveled experts, Puno – José Antonio Double Extra Nights both lodges are ideal for your Amazon adventures Jan 2 ‘10-Apr ‘11 $479 $63 Libertador Double Extra Nights and include meals, naturalist-guided activities, and Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $559 $127 transfers from Puerto Maldonado. AFFORDABLE L uxury Puno – Libertador Double Extra Nights Monasterio Double Extra Nights SimplyA F F O R D A B L E Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $729 $100 Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $799 $253 Posada Amazonas Double Extra Nights Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $499 $100 Professional or contact us. Professional or contact us. Inkaterra Reserva Amazonica Double Extra Nights Machu Picchu Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $699 $180 Lima Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. Private sightseeing & transfers Private sightseeing & transfers from Cuzco 3 days from $459 2 days from $789 Travelers love our engaging guides! Let them show Inca Trail Travel on the Vistadome Train and explore Machu you the fine Colonial architecture of historic Lima. Picchu with our engaging Inca expert. Enjoy Privately guided trek with porters lunch and an overnight at your choice of hotel. SimplyA F F O R D A B L E 4 days for $1,269 After breakfast, there’s time for a sunrise visit to José Antonio Double Extra Nights One of the most rewarding hikes in the world the ancient citadel. With morning dew, rocks and Jan 2 ‘10-Apr ‘11 $459 $49 includes time to explore 4 lesser-known Inca sites. paths can be slippery, requiring caution. Casa Andina Private Collection Double Extra Nights We include tented accommodations, all meals, SimplyA F F O R D A B L E Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $519 $81 porters, guided visits to all Inca sites, and roundtrip Hatuchay Double Extra Nights transfers by train and bus from Cuzco. This trek Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $789 $111 AFFORDABLE Luxur y operates daily with a minimum of 2 passengers. JW Marriott Double Extra Nights Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel AFFORDABLE L uxury Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $639 $139 Professional or contact us. Inkaterra Double Extra Nights Miraflores Park Double Extra Nights Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $999 $324 Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $639 $153 Sanctuary Lodge Double Extra Nights Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $1179 $532 Professional or contact us. Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. 44 ®
  • Rio J urua Rio Pur us L at i n A m e r i c a PERU Machu Picchu 4 1 Lima Sacred Valley 4 Nazca Cuzco Lake Titicaca B O L I V I A P a c i c Peruvian Splendor O c e a n P r i v a t e l y G u i d e d To u r i n g Nazca Engaging Discoveries a leisurely lunch and conversation with our Private sightseeing & transfers from Lima F O R O U R W O R L D T R AV E L E R S historian, then tour the Temple of the Sun and the Colonial-era Cathedral. Meals B,L 2 days from $819 Savor the cuisine of chef Rafael Piqueras Day 5 – A day in the Sacred Valley Your exciting flight-seeing excursion over the arid Join your private guide to visit Sacsayhuaman, plain reveals the grandeur of the enigmatic Nazca and dine in Cuzco with our local expert, a respected Inca historian and lecturer. Chincheros and Awanacancha. Enjoy lunch at Lines. We also cruise to the Ballestas islands. the lovely Hacienda Huayoccari. Meals B,L SimplyA F F O R D A B L E h Day 6 – The Lost City of the Inca 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites c Las Hacienda, Paracas Double Board the luxurious Hiram Bingham Train and Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $819 travel through the Urubamba Valley to tour Machu Picchuc with your personal guide. AFFORDABLE Luxur y Day 1 – Welcome to Lima Overnight at your choice of hotel. Meals B,L Libertador Paracas Resort & Spa Double Check in to your choice of city-center hotel. Day 7 – Machu Picchu and back to Cuzco Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $909 Day 2 – Private car sightseeing in Limac Enjoy the luxury of a morning visit to the site. Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Your tour includes the Gold Museum and the The stones and paths can be slippery, requiring Professional or contact us. Colonial treasures of downtown. Tonight, caution. Board the elegant Hiram Bingham you’ll delight in the innovative cuisine of Train and enjoy cocktails and a gourmet dinner Rafael Piqueras at Fusion, one of Lima’s most as you travel back to Cuzco. Meals B,D Sacred Valley popular restaurants. Meals B,D Day 3 – Lima, old and new Day 8 – Cuzco at leisure A full day to explore at your own pace. Meals B Private sightseeing & transfers from Cuzco Explore pre-Incan ruins and the city’s lively Day 9 – Fly back to Lima 3 days from $519 Bohemian quarter, Barranco. Tour the Larco Join your guide for shopping or explore on your Our expert guides bring to life dramatic Incan Herrera Museum with a curator. Meals B,L own for the balance of the day. Meals B history and timeless Andean traditions. Let them Day 4 – Fly to Cuzcoc Day 10 – Adios, Lima! lead you into the Sacred Valley for in-depth Fly to Cuzco and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy Your tour finishes this morning. Meals B exploration including Ollantaytambo fortress. SimplyA F F O R D A B L E Travel any day you wish Sonesta Posada del Inca Jan 2 ‘10-Apr ‘11 Double $519 Extra Nights $69 10 days from $3,999 Casa Andina Private Collection Double Extra Nights A choice of fine hotels, 15 meals, in-depth sightseeing with a private guide, Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $539 $70 luggage handling, all on-tour transportation and 2 internal flights. AFFORDABLE Luxur y SimplyA F F O R D A B L E AFFORDABLE Luxury Libertador Tambo del Inca Double Extra Nights Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $539 $70 Lima – Casa Andina Private Collection Lima – Miraflores Park Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Deluxe hotel in the lively Miraflores district. Great boutique hotel in a perfect setting. Professional or contact us. Cuzco – Libertador Hotel Cuzco – Monasterio Hotel 5-star hotel near the Temple of the Sun. Legendary luxury near Plaza de Armas. Machu Picchu – Inkaterra Machu Picchu Machu Picchu – Sanctuary Lodge More of Peru awaits... Deluxe resort at the base of Machu Picchu. Luxury hotel adjacent to the ruins. Arequipa, 3 days from $499 Double Double Colca Valley, 3 days from $679 Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $3999 Jan-Apr ‘11 $4899 Delfin Amazon Cruise, 4 days from $1739 Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. Travel Professional or contact us. Suasi Island & Casa Andina Lodge, 2 days from $799 Explore our world with AND SAVE... up to $150 per person GeneralTours.com has complete itineraries 45
  • F r e e S t y l e To u r i n g , S h o r t S t ay s & E x c u r s i o n s Mysteries of Machu Picchu P r i v a t e l y G u i d e d To u r i n g Day 1 – Welcome to Limac Engaging Discoveries Check in to the José Antonio Hotel. your hotel. This afternoon, tour the splendid Spanish Colonial architecture of the Plaza Day 2 – Lima / Cuzcoc F O R O U R W O R L D T R AV E L E R S Mayor and visit the Gold Museum. Meals B Plumb the evocative power of ancient Fly to Cuzco where your private sightseeing Days 10 – Lima has been carefully planned to enrich, inform Your tour with us finishes this morning. Meals B Inca sites and the Amazon rainforest and inspire. Visit the Temple of the Sun, where with expert private guides, chosen the essence of Pachamama (Mother Nature) for their unique capacity to illuminate comes alive, and the enigmatic hilltop site of Peaceful Overnights Await at the deep, spiritual traditions of Peru. Sacsayhuaman. The day comes to a close at the Our Hotels, Lodges and Resorts h Temple of the Moon, where a shaman leads a purification ritual. Meals B Lima – José Antonio Hotel Our comfortable first class hotel is in the lively seaside Experience ancient Andean ceremonies Day 3 – Tailor your stay in the Sacred Valley district of Miraflores. that reflect the unique heritage of Peru… Drive to your Sacred Valley resort and enjoy the Cuzco – José Antonio Hotel a harmonious blending of Incan, included activity of your choice: First class comfort with easy access to the shops, cafes COLOMBIA indigenous and Spanish cultures. • Mountain biking and sights of the Plaza de Armas. • Walking tour to Moray h • The salt pools of Maras • Agricultural terraces and family visit Sacred Valley – Posada del Inca Hotel A lovely first class resort set on the landscaped Our unique, unhurried itinerary affords grounds of a Spanish Colonial monastery. ECUADOR • Inca ceremony: Tribute to the Earth deeper exploration... Witness sunrise Meals B Machu Picchu – Hatuchay Tower Our first class hotel overlooks the Sacred River of the Day 4 – By rail to Machu Picchuc at Machu Picchu and customize your stay in the Sacred Valley with our Inca at the base of Machu Picchu. Ride the Vistadome Train to Machu Picchu and Peruvian Amazon – Posada Amazonas signature flexible sightseeing. explore the citadel with our expert guide. An Our esteemed eco-lodge is co-owned and operated in Andean ceremony offers thanks to the Maker, partnership with the indigenous Ese’eja community. 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites c Mountain, and Mother Nature. Meals B,L,D Day 5 – Sunrise at Machu Picchu Witness the sun’s first light upon the ruins as you SimplyA F F O R D A B L E explore at your own pace. Paths and rocks are slippery, requiring caution. Board the train and First class hotels, resort & lodge, return to Cuzco in the afternoon. Meals B,L 16 meals, in-depth privately guided 2 Machu Sacred Posada Day 6 – Cuzco at your leisure sightseeing, all on-tour transportation Lima Picchu 1 Valley 2 Amazonas A free day to enjoy as you wish. Meals B 1 and 3 internal flights. 3 Day 7 – Deep into the Amazon! Nazca Cuzco Fly to Puerto Maldonado and journey up the Travel any day you wish BTambopata River to the Posada Amazonas PERU P a c i c Lake Titicaca O L I V I A Lodge. An ethno-botanical forest tour with your 10 days for $3,199 Ese’eja guide illuminates both everyday and Double O c e a n medicinal uses of these plants. Meals B,L,D Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $3199 Day 8 – Exploring the rainforest Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. A full and exciting day reveals the diverse eco-systems of the jungle. Visit a clay lick to see brilliantly-colored macaws and hike to Tres Explore our world with More of South America Beckons… Chimbadas Lake for a canoe trip in search of river otters and turtles. Pre-lunch meditation AND SAVE! Lake Titicaca – see page 44 strengthens mental, spiritual and physical Save $50 each when 3 guests travel together. Nazca Lines – see page 45 harmony. Then join your guide to find the giant Save $100 each when 4 guests travel together. Ceiba tree, endowed with mythical status by Save $150 each when 5 or more guests travel together. Ecuador – see page 47 many cultures. Meals B,L,D Ask about our low international airfare on Days 9 – Return to the capital Return downriver, fly to Lima, and transfer to 46 ®
  • L at i n A m e r i c a B R A Z I L P E R U Lake Titicaca 1 Arasha Resort & Spa Brasilia Puno 2 La Paz Private transfers Tiwanku 3 days for $979 We were among the first to introduce this new 2 Sucre Ecuadorian rainforest spa to our guests in 2009. Enjoy a junior suite bungalow, complimentary spa Potosi 1 treatments and a variety of fun and enriching forest B O L I V I A excursions. PARAGUAY AFFORDABLE L uxury Highlights of Bolivia Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 Double Extra Nights $979 $190 CHILE Sightseeing, transfers & internal flights Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. 7 days for $1799 Day 1 – Cruising from Puno to Sun Island Travel to Copacabana Sanctuary and board our catamaran to begin your voyage across Lake Titicaca. A variety of shore excursions reveals the ancient Inca traditions and modern daily life of Titicaca’s island villages. Overnight onboard in an outside cabin with private bath. Meals L,D Day 2 – Onward to La Paz Cruise to the southern shores of Titicaca to tour Tiwanakuc, center of a great pre-Inca civilization. Quito, Ecuador Continue to the comfortable Hotel Presidente in Private sightseeing & transfers La Paz. Meals B,L 3 days for $449 Day 3 – Travel to Sucre c and on to Potosi c Lovely 16th century Colonial architecture graces Montevideo, Uruguay Fly to Sucre. Tour the city and drive to the the Old Townc of this 21st century city with Coloso Hotel in Potosi. Meals B its share of gleaming skyscrapers, fine dining and Private sightseeing, transfers & Day 4 – Sightseeing and on to Sucre wonderful shopping. Our attentive and enthusiastic roundtrip hydrofoil from Buenos Aires Visit a working mine and the Colonial sites of guides promise a fun and enriching stay! 3 days from $819 Potosi before checking in to the Parador Santa Maria Hotel in Sucre. Meals B AFFORDABLE L u x u ry Across the river from Buenos Aires is the dynamic capital of Uruguay. Let our fine guides show you Day 5 – Discover the cultures of Bolivia Swissotel Double Extra Nights its highlights, including lovely city beaches, the Explore indigenous cultures in Tarabuco and Jatun Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $449 $96 Legislative Palace and Montevideo Hill for superb Yampara. Meals B Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel views over skyline and sea. Professional or contact us. Day 6 – From Sucre back to La Paz SimplyA F F O R D A B L E Fly to La Paz and return to the Hotel Presidente. 1 UNESCO World Heritage Site c Your city tour includes the Witch Doctor’s Market, Radisson Hotel Double Extra Nights San Francisco Church, and Plaza Murillo. Meals B Jan-Jun ‘10 $819 $103 Jul ‘10-Apr ‘11 829 109 Day 7 – Farewell to La Paz Transfer to the airport. Meals B So Much to See in South America! AFFORDABLE L uxury [Note: Saturday departures are available with a Ecuador Sheraton Double Extra Nights slightly modified itinerary. Call for details.] Jan-Feb ‘10 $879 $125 Chiva Express, 2 days from $1449 Mar ‘10-Apr ‘11 899 135 SimplyA F F O R D A B L E Cuenca, 3 days from $799 Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Departs Wednesdays and Saturdays Double Otavalo, 2 days from $579 Professional or contact us. Jan ‘10-Apr ‘11 $1799 Guayaquil, 3 days from $319 Prices are per person, double. For single rates, see your Travel Professional or contact us. Uruguay 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites c Colonia del Sacramento, 2 days from $459 Punta del Este, 3 days from $789 Choice & Flexibility Throughout the World 47
  • Important Things You Should Know World Traveler 2% Cash Discount All other programs Refunds If you make payment by check, money order or electronic Full payment is due 60 days prior to departure. Less All requests for refunds will be considered promptly, but cash withdrawal and pay-in-full your General Tours trip than 60 days prior to departure, full payment must be they must be in writing and received within 30 days of the within seven (7) days of making your reservation – we’ll guaranteed at the time of booking with a credit card. return date of the tour. discount the cost of your trip by 2% after any discount Changes to Reservations Contact for Deposits & Final Payments or Member Benefit. After any payment has been made a minimum $30 fee General Tours, 53 Summer Street will be charged per transaction for any changes made Keene, New Hampshire 03431 Your entire balance must be paid by check, money order to hotels, sightseeing or to ground or air transportation. 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Cruise ships have $1250 per person is due within 7 days of booking. A There is no refund for unused services or unused portions very limited handicapped facilities; almost all have stairs second deposit of $700 is due on December 31, 2009. of your trip. See General Tours Travel Protection Plan to rather than elevators. • For bookings on December 31 and later, a deposit of protect your travel investment. Guaranteed Departures $1950 per person is due within 7 days. Changes to our Programs All of the departures in this brochure are guaranteed All other programs General Tours will make every effort to operate at the time of printing. However, all cruise ships and A deposit of $250 per person is due within 7 days of all programs as disclosed in this book. However, trains reserve the right to charter a departure date after booking in order to secure your reservation. circumstances beyond our control may arise which would publication. 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Under no • Myanmar ...............91 • Vietnam................137 circumstances is the Operator to be construed as a carrier Upon Arrival under contract for safe carriage of the passenger or his • Bolivia ................$135 • Laos........................35 or her baggage and belongings. The Operator reserves • Cambodia ..............20 • Nepal......................30 the right to remove a client from a tour and provide a full • Egypt .....................15 • Tanzania ...............100 refund for unused services. O UR 6 3 RD Y EAR • Jordan ....................15 • Turkey ....................20 Any unresolved dispute or controversy arising under or in connection with the services provided by the Operator 53 Summer Street • Kenya ...................50 • Zambia ...................50 shall be settled exclusively by arbitration, conducted Keene, New Hampshire 03431 Visas secured upon arrival may require that you carry before the American Arbitration Association in Boston, 2 or more passport photos. Please consult your documents Massachusetts, in accordance with the rules of that body Email: info@generaltours.com before departure. then in effect. Please note that visa requirements and charges are The arbitrator shall not have the authority to add to, 800-221-2216 subject to change, and should be confirmed at the time detract from, or modify any provision hereof nor to award punitive damages to any injured party. A decision GeneralTours.com of booking. 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Schedule of coverageS MaxiMuM Benefit aMount If Your Egypt Sonesta cruises, Yangtze cruises and all All Other Cruises Trip Cost is: land programs except Africa, Oberammergau & Land Programs AccidentAl deAth & dismemberment ................................................................... $25,000 and Custom Travel medicAl expense/emergency AssistAnce ............................................................ $25,000 Plan # 390Q Plan # 428G trip cAncellAtion.............................................................................................trip cost Up To $1,500...............................$149...................................................$249 trip interruption ............................................................................................trip cost $1,501-$2,500..............................$229...................................................$249 missed connection .................................................................................................. $500 $2,501-$4,000..............................$279...................................................$349 trAvel delAy (mAximum of $100 per dAy).............................................................. $500 $4,001-$5,500..............................$349...................................................$549 Over $5,500......................8% of Trip Cost........................10% of Trip Cost bAggAge & personAl effects .............................................................................. $1,000 Oberammergau.....................................................10% of Trip Cost bAggAge delAy........................................................................................................ $100 Please Note: The rates shown are per-person and are subject to change, and include coverage for the air portion of your itinerary if General Tours is arranging your air Conditions & Limitations transportation. The Travel Protection Plan cannot be purchased after you have Certain exclusions and limitations apply and are detailed in the Travel Insurance Certificate. made your final payment for your Trip. The cost of your Travel Protection Plan is For example, coverage does not apply to: any Sickness or condition of you, a Traveling non-refundable. Companion or a Family Member traveling with you that existed during the 60 days prior to the effective date of the coverages (this exclusion is waived if payment for this plan is received within 7 days of the initial deposit/payment for your Trip), suicide, normal pregnancy, war or any act of war. Other Covered Reasons, as defined, includes the following events or their consequences: Cancellation or Interruption of your Trip due to: Inclement Weather, unannounced Strike, mechanical breakdown that causes complete cessation of services of Your Common Carrier for at least 12 consecutive hours; a documented traffic accident while enroute to departure; being hijacked or quarantined; jury duty; destruction of your home or destination by fire, flood, burglary or natural disaster; being called to the emergency service of government to provide aid or relief in the event of a natural disaster; a documented theft of passports or visas; a transfer of employment of 250 miles or more; or a Terrorist Incident which occurs in your departure city or in a city which is a scheduled destination for your Trip provided the Terrorist Incident occurs within 30 days prior to the Scheduled Departure Date for your Trip; or Revocation of military leave. This plan is underwritten by: United States Fire Insurance Company, Eatontown, NJ. Benefits are administered by: Trip Mate, Inc.*, 9225 Ward Parkway, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO, 64114, 1-800-888-7292 (*in CA, dba Trip Mate Insurance Agency). 131