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					2011–2012 EDITION
AFRICA
ASIA
EUROPE
LATIN AMERICA
Introducing Transat Discoveries, a member of the Transat family      PROMOTIONS                   2↗3      PRACTICAL INFORMATION       6↗7
and the Quebec tour operator formerly known as Rêvatours.            SERVICES                     4        TERMS & CONDITIONS         48 ↗ 49
Transat Discoveries now offers a wide range of coach tours and       GENERAL INFORMATION          5
packages around the world for the Ontario market to experience.
Centred on authenticity and flexibility, our team continues to
evolve but our mission remains the same: to allow travellers to
enjoy memorable moments in all four corners of the planet and
                                                                     ASIA                         8↗9      AFRICA                     26 ↗ 27
explore the contrasting elements of tradition and modernity.         THAILAND & LAOS                       — KENYA & TANZANIA:
                                                                     — THAILAND COMPLETE         10 ↗ 11     THE CALL OF THE WILD     28 ↗ 29
We present to you the first ever Transat Discoveries brochure and
our suggested programs for 2011-2012, including coach tours,         — à LA CARTE bEACH HOTELS   14 ↗ 15   — SOUTH AFRICAN DREAMS     30 ↗ 31
mini tours and extensions, as well as tailor-made itineraries upon   — MINI TOURS                17        — MINI TOURS               32 ↗ 33
request. Change your view on the world and turn dreams into                                                EGYPT
reality, after all it’s your journey...                              VIETNAM & CAMbODIA
                                                                     — PURELY VIETNAM            12 ↗ 13   — CLASSIC EGYPT
The adventure begins here!                                                                                   & THE RED SEA            34 ↗ 35
                                                                     — MINI TOURS                16
The Transat Discoveries Team                                                                               — UPPER EGYPT & THE NILE   36 ↗ 37
                                                                     LATIN AMERICA               18 ↗ 19   MOROCCO & TUNISIA
                                                                     ECUADOR                               — MAGICAL MOROCCO          38 ↗ 39
                                                                     — ECUADOR EXPOSED           20 ↗ 21   — TUNISIAN HIGHLIGHTS      40 ↗ 41
                                                                                                           — SAHARAN EXPLORER         42 ↗ 43
                                                                     PERU
                                                                     — MYSTERIES OF PERU         22 ↗ 23   EUROPE                     44 ↗ 45
                                                                     bRAZIL                                EASTERN EUROPE
                                                                     — PASSIONS OF bRAZIL        24 ↗ 25   — CITY EXPLORERS           46 ↗ 47
    MORE ADVANTAGES                                                                                                                    SuPER SAVINGS
                                                                                                                                       Keep saving with
                                                                                                                                       transat Discoveries!

                                                                                                                                                             EaRlY bOOkING pROmOtION
      cOmpEtItIVE pRIcING
      The BEST PRICE column indicates the best possible cost of your trip. Simply book 60 to                                                     90 DaYS aND +                                    60 DaYS aND +
      90 days or more in advance and pay cash to take advantage of this fabulous offer.

                                                                                                                                                        SaVE                                              SaVE
    ExamplE :
                                                         EARLY BOOKING PRICE                           CASH        BEST      REPEAT
                                                                                                                                          up to    $400 per couple!                         up to   $200 per couple!
    DEPARTURE             REGULAR PRICE
                                                    90 DAYS AND +   60 DAYS AND +                    PAYMENT       PRICE   TRAVELLER     Book your tour 90 dayS or more                   Book your tour 60 dayS or more
    February 1                  $2999                   -$200           -$100                           - $60      $2739     - $60
                                                                                                                                         before the departure date and save               before the departure date and save
    BEST PRICE = Early Booking promotion (90 days and more*) or (60 days and more*) + Cash Payment promotion.                            up to $200 per person!                           $100 per person!
    * prior to departure


                                                                                                                                       The Early Booking promotions (90 days and + / 60 days and +) are not combinable and only apply
      DESIGNED FOR YOU                                                                                                                 when so indicated on the price grid. For single occupation, savings are equal to those mentioned
      We want to make it easier for you to find the program among our wide selection of                                                above; for children, they are reduced by 50%.
      products that best corresponds to your traveller profile. Our extensive experience and
      desire to offer excellence and quality have enabled us to create a legend to use when
      selecting the pace that’s right for you.


                                                                                                                                                 caSh paYmENt                                 REpEat tRaVEllER
      SLOW Slow-paced coach tours target                                         MODERATE Moderate-paced coach
      those who prefer exploring at a relaxed                                    tours are complete, allow travellers to
      pace. Several days at leisure are on the
      agenda so that travellers can enjoy the
                                                                                 visit the best of the destination and are
                                                                                 suitable for those seeking more supervi-
                                                                                                                                                        SaVE                                              SaVE
      destination to the fullest and sightsee on
      their own time. There are few hotel chan-
                                                                                 sion and fewer hotel changes. Certain
                                                                                 coach tours may require plenty of travel
                                                                                                                                               $120 per couple!                                  $120 per couple!
      ges and less time is spent on the road.                                    time between destinations.                              Save an additional $60 per person                Clients who have travelled with
                     PACE                                                                       PACE                                     when paying cash or by cheque.                   Transat Holidays in the past are
         SlOW      mODERatE      FaSt                                               SlOW      mODERatE      FaSt                                                                          given an additional $60 rebate per
                                                                                                                                                                                          person on all coach tours!


      FAST Fast-paced coach tours offer dy-                                      IMPORTANT Take the tour group and                     Coach tour must be paid in full (deposit and
      namic itineraries for experienced tra-                                     your well-being into consideration: eva-              final payment) by cash or cheque.
      vellers who can handle early-morning                                       luate the intensity and duration of the
      wake-ups and want to visit the most                                        program to determine whether or not
      possible highlights. Travel time may be                                    the tour is right for you and your family.
      long, and hotel changes, frequent.                                         Be sure to ask your travel agent if age res-
                                                                                 trictions apply to any of our coach tours.
                     PACE
         SlOW      mODERatE       FaSt




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                            TRANSAT DISCOVERIES                                                                                                                     THE TRIP
                            AT YOUR SERVICE                                                                                                                         YOU IMAGINED
                            OUR PROMISE:                                                                                                                            YOUR TIME OFF IS PRECIOUS,
                            QUALITY SERVICE &                                                                                                                       AND WE HAVE JUST THE RIGHT ANSWER
                            CUSTOMER SATISFACTION.                                                                                                                  TO YOUR NEEDS AND PRIORITIES.

PICTOGRAmS
                            REPRESENTATIVES, GUIDES &                                           ACCOMMODATION                                                       GUIDED TOURS                                                           HOLIDAYS & EXTENSIONS
GUARANTEED                  RANGER/DRIVERS                                                      The hotel properties mentioned in each itinerary should be
                                                                                                used solely as an indication. If a confirmed hotel is no longer
                                                                                                                                                                    Travelling for the first time? Want to learn more about a particular   Transat Discoveries offers a selection of hotels and holiday
DEPARTURES                                                                                                                                                          destination? We suggest a guided English-speaking coach tour on        packages in Europe, Tunisia, Morocco and Asia. Take your pick!
Departures are
                            There is an English-speaking representative at each destination.    available, accommodation will be substituted by a comparable        an air-conditioned motor coach.
guaranteed provided         Our team of local representatives are there to assist and advise    alternative.                                                                                                                               Whether you’d like to extend your vacation before or after a tour,
flights are available       you, and ensure that you have everything you need for an                                                                                Our coach tours are designed for you to discover countries, cultures   or just enjoy a few weeks of rest and relaxation, our HOLIDAY and
                            enjoyable trip.                                                     Keep in mind that different countries have different hotel          and stunning landscapes as part of a structured program, with          EXTENSION packages are worth considering. We offer various
                                                                                                standards. In order to properly classify the quality of accom-      carefully planned itineraries adapted to the Ontario market.           options and durations to give you freedom and flexibility. Ask your
                                                                                                modation, our experienced team bases their ratings on the                                                                                  travel agent for more information on the endless possibilities.
                                                                                                following criteria:                                                 All coach tours include roundtrip flights, transfers and commuter
Private motor coach                                                                                                                                                 flights between the different cities or countries to visit.
exclusive to Transat
Discoveries tour groups     EXCLUSIVE COACH TOURS                                               > Classification given to each property by the country’s
                                                                                                  competent authorities                                             ITINERARIES
                            Coach tours are often available aboard private motor coaches
                            exclusive to Transat Discoveries tour groups. Check out the
                            motor coach pictograms in the left-hand column of each
                                                                                                > Evaluation of services, amenities and facilities at each
                                                                                                  property compared to other hotels in the country
                                                                                                                                                                    The most possible visits and excursions are scheduled in your
                                                                                                                                                                    coach tour without rendering the program exhausting or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           MINI TOURS
Motor coach shared by       itinerary to identify which tours are exclusive.                                                                                        unaffordable. Several stops have been carefully planned for            Transat Discoveries can customize your trip with mini tours to
Transat Discoveries tour                                                                        3H: Comfort with a reasonable selection of services, amenities      optimum comfort.                                                       complement your basic program or add a few days of discovery
groups and other English-                                                                           and facilities                                                                                                                         to your holiday. Keep an eye out for the MINI TOURS mention to
speaking travellers from                                                                                                                                                                                                                   learn more about this program.
different countries                                                                             4H: A wider variety of services, amenities and facilities           FOR YOUR WELL-BEING
                            BAGGAGE                                                             5H: Various high-quality services                                   The majority of tours feature at least one night of rest before the    Mini tour packages also allow you to personalize your itinerary.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Why not combine several in Asia, for instance, by adding a few
                                                                                                                                                                    program’s start, as well as one or several nights after its finish,
                            Verify the baggage allowance of the airline you are travelling      Plus + (superior): Between two categories                                                                                                  nights to your holiday package? Our mini tours provide a glimpse
                                                                                                                                                                    to allow you to enjoy the hotel facilities or some last-minute
                            with, and keep in mind that only one luggage per person is                                                                                                                                                     of what Transat Discoveries has to offer.
4x4                                                                                             Charming Hotels and Riads : Normally found in a historic            shopping.
                            permitted on the motor coach, minibus, 4x4 and cruise vessel.
                                                                                                renovated home, offering distinct comfort, ambience and
                                                                                                refinement. A great way to experience local culture!
                                                                                                Central Hotels: After a full day of sightseeing, nothing beats
Minibus
                            WHAT’S INCLUDED                                                     a pleasant stroll through the cities and villages! Transat          CONNECTIONS
                                                                                                Discoveries offers hotels ideally located in the city centre or
                            Coach Tours and Extensions (unless otherwise indicated) :           near points of interest so that you can sightsee at your leisure.   Take off from Ottawa!
Cruise vessel               > Roundtrip flight;                                                                                                                     Certain airlines offer great deals on connections from other
                                                                                                Bivouacs: Traditional, open-air nomadic homes for an                Canadian cities to Toronto or Montreal. If you require airfare
                            > Accommodation as indicated;

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              CUSTOMIZED TRIPS
                                                                                                authentic yet comfortable experience.                               from another Canadian city, please request it with one of our
                            > Transfers;
                            > Meals specified as part of the package;                           Boat-Hotels: Comfortable accommodation                aboard   a    reservation specialists.
Train
                                                                                                traditional boat. A unique experience!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                – À LA CARTE
                                                                                                                                                                    Prices and details upon request.
                            > Tours, admission fees, services of a guide, excursions and                                                                            Only available from certain destinations, please inquire.
                              cruises specified in the itinerary;                               Lodges: Comfortable, eco-friendly accommodation with a
                                                                                                typical ambiance in the heart of nature.
                            Not Included (unless otherwise indicated) : gratuities; mandatory
                            visa fees for certain countries; drinks during meals (packages);
                            meals not included in the program; optional excursions and          TRIPLE OCCUPANCY                                                                                                                               Be creative and plan your dream vacation!
                            personal expenses.                                                  Although most hotels accept reservations for three, triple                                                                                            Combine different packages
                                                                                                occupancy is not recommended as hoteliers simply add a third
                            meal Legend:
                                                                                                bed (often a cot) to a double room in most cases.                                                                                                (coach tours, holidays, extensions and
                            B : Breakfast L : Lunch     D : Dinner           Example : B/L/D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                mini tours) and choose from a multitude
                                                                                                AIR-CONDITIONING & HEATING
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      of à la carte accommodation.
                                                                                                In certain countries, air-conditioning and heating are not
                                                                                                necessarily a standard hotel inclusion. Regardless of the
                                                                                                classification, air-conditioners and heaters may not be available                                                                                        Have something in mind?
                                                                                                at some hotels or might only work during certain times of the                                                                                          Personalize your itinerary with
                                                                                                day or year.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the help
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           of your travel agent!




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    cLiMaTe                                                                                                                                                                                        pracTicaL iNForMaTioN



                                                                                                                                                                                                   europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             eQuIVALent                                                                                        eStImAteD         tIme
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Country                         CurrenCy                                     PASSPort VALIDIty                   VISA & SPeCIFICAtIonS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             to $1 CAD                                                                                         CoSt oF VISA :    DIFFerenCe

                                                                                                                                                                                                   Poland                          Polish zloty              3.01 zlotys        3 months following return           n/a                                        n/a               +6h
                                                                                                                                                                                                   hungary                      hungarian forint             207.11 forints     3 months following return           n/a                                        n/a               +6h
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Austria                             euro                  0.73 euro          3 months following return           n/a                                        n/a               +6h
                                                                                                                                                                                                   germany                             euro                  0.73 euro          3 months following return           n/a                                        n/a               +6h
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Czech republic                Czech koruna                18.67 koruna       3 months following return           n/a                                        n/a               +6h




                                                                                                                                                                                                   aFrica
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             eQuIVALent                                                                                        eStImAteD         tIme
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Country                         CurrenCy                                     PASSPort VALIDIty                   VISA & SPeCIFICAtIonS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             to $1 CAD                                                                                         CoSt oF VISA :    DIFFerenCe

                                                                                                                                                                                                   egypt                        egyptian pound               5.41 pounds        6 months following return           tourist visa and 1 passport-style photo    $26 CAD           +7h
                                                                                                                                                                                                   tunisia                       tunisian dinar              1.39 dinars        3 months following return           n/a                                        n/a               +6h
                                                                                                                                                                                                   morocco                     moroccan dirham               8.17 dirhams       6 months following return           n/a                                        n/a               +5h
    aFrica                                                           europe                                                        asia                                                            South Africa               South African rand             7.20 rands         at least 30 days following return   2 passport-style photos and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    2 consecutive blank pages                  $79 CAD           +7h

                                                                                                                                                                                                   zimbabwe                   zimbabwean dollar              343.69 dollars     6 months following return           tourist visa and 2 passport-style photos   $100 CAD          +7h
    month           J F m A m J             J A S o n D              month           J F m A m J            J A S o n D            month           J F m A m J             J A S o n D
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Kenya                         Kenyan shilling             77.25 shillings    6 months following return           tourist visa                               $52 CAD           +8h
    egyPt (CAIro)                                                    PoLAnD (WArSAW)                                               VIetnAm (hAnoI)
                                                                                                                                                                                                   tanzania                    tanzanian shilling            1.42 shillings     6 months following return           tourist visa and 1 passport-style photo    $75 CAD           +8h
    max. temp. ºC   18 21 24 28 33 35 36 35 32 30 26 20              max. temp. ºC   0   1   6 13 19 22 23 23 18 13 6         1    max. temp. ºC   20 21 23 28 32 33 33 32 31 29 28 22
                                                                                                                                                                                                   botswana                      botswana pula               6.64 pulas         6 months following return                                                                        +7h
    min. temp. ºC   8   9   11 14 17 20 21 22 20 18 14 10            min. temp. ºC   -5 -4 -1    3   8   11 13 12 9   5   1   -2   min. temp. ºC   13 14 17 21 23 26 26 26 24 22 18 16
                                                                                                                                                                                                   namibia                      namibian dollar              7.34 dollars       6 months following return                                                                        +5h
    mm rain/month 5     5   5   3   3   0   0   0   0   0   3   5    mm rain/month 22 21 26 33 58 71 69 62 43 37 41 32             mm rain/month 20 26 45 90 189 240 288 318 265 130 43 24

    tunISIA (tunIS)                                                  hungAry (buDAPeSt)                                            LAoS (LuAng PrAbAng)
    max. temp. ºC   16 17 18 21 25 29 33 33 30 25 21 17              max. temp. ºC   1   5 10 16 21 24 27 26 22 16 8          3    max. temp. ºC   27 31 33 34 34 32 32 32 32 31 29 26
    min. temp. ºC   7   7   8 10 14 17 20 21 19 16 11           8    min. temp. ºC   -3 -1   2   6   11 14 15 15 12 7     2   -1   min. temp. ºC   14 15 18 21 24 25 24 24 23 21 18 14             LaTiN aMerica
    mm rain/month 59 57 47 38 23 10 3           7 33 66 56 67        mm rain/month 32 31 29 38 55 63 52 51 40 33 52 40             mm rain/month 15 19 30 108 147 258 228 289 173 126 40 10                                                                  eQuIVALent                                                                                        eStImAteD         tIme
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Country                         CurrenCy                                     PASSPort VALIDIty                   VISA & SPeCIFICAtIonS
    moroCCo (mArrAKeCh)                                                                                                            CAmboDIA (SIem reAP)                                                                                                      to $1 CAD                                                                                         CoSt oF VISA :    DIFFerenCe
                                                                     AuStrIA (VIennA)
    max. temp. ºC   17 25 26 24 28 36 38 37 33 26 22 21              max. temp. ºC   10 12 20 24 27 30 32 32 28 22 16 11           max. temp. ºC   32 33 35 36 35 34 33 32 32 31 31 31             Peru                        Peruvian nuevo sol            2.68 nuevo soles   6 months following return           n/a                                        n/a               none
    min. temp. ºC   5   9 12 11 15 19 20 21 19 13 10 8               min. temp. ºC   -9 -7 -4 0      4   8 10 10 6    0 -3 -8      min. temp. ºC   20 21 26 25 25 25 25 25 25 24 22 20             ecuador                           uS dollar               1.01 dollars       6 months following return           n/a                                        n/a               -1h
    mm rain/month 16 0      0 29 16 0       0   0   7 12 7 33        mm rain/month 38 42 41 51 61 74 63 58 45 41 50 43             mm rain/month 0     4 28 61 176 221 237 151 276 248 82 10       galapagos Islands                 uS dollar               1.01 dollars       6 months following return           n/a                                        n/a               -2h
    South AFrICA (the CAPe)                                          germAny (berLIn)                                              thAILAnD (bAngKoK)                                              brazil                         brazilian real             1.63 reales        trip duration                       tourist visa and 1 passport-style photo    $82 CAD           +1h
    max. temp. ºC   34 34 33 32 29 26 25 27 28 31 32 33              max. temp. ºC   2   4   8 13 19 22 23 23 19 13 7         3    max. temp. ºC   32 33 34 34 34 33 32 33 32 32 31 31
    min. temp. ºC   10 10 8     6   3   1   1   1   2   4   7 10     min. temp. ºC   -2 -1   1   4   8   11 13 12 9   6   2   0    min. temp. ºC   21 23 25 26 26 25 25 25 25 24 23 20
    mm rain/month 14 16 21 41 68 93 83 77 41            3   1   17                                                                 mm rain/month 9 30 29 25 220 149 155 197 344 242 48 10

    zImbAbWe (VICtorIA FALLS)
                                                                     mm rain/month 43 37 38 42 55 71 53 65 46 36 50 55
                                                                                                                                                                                                   asia
                                                                     CzeCh rePubLIC (PrAgue)
    max. temp. ºC   30 29 30 29 27 25 25 28 32 33 32 30                                                                                                                                                                                                      eQuIVALent                                                                                        eStImAteD         tIme
                                                                     max. temp. ºC   0   3   8 13 18 21 23 23 19 13 6         2                                                                    Country                         CurrenCy                                     PASSPort VALIDIty                   VISA & SPeCIFICAtIonS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             to $1 CAD                                                                                         CoSt oF VISA :    DIFFerenCe
    min. temp. ºC   18 18 17 14 10 6        6   8 13 17 18 18        min. temp. ºC   -4 -3 0     2   7 10 12 12 9     4   0 -2     LaTiN aMerica
    mm rain/month 168 126 70 24 3       1   0   0   2 27 64 174                                                                                                                                    Vietnam                     Vietnamese dong               18.135 dongs       1 month following return            tourist visa and 1 passport-style photo    $93 CAD           + 12 h
                                                                     mm rain/month 24 23 28 38 77 73 66 70 40 31 32 25
                                                                                                                                   month           J F m A m J             J A S o n D             Laos                            Laotian kip               7,817 kips         6 month following return            tourist visa and 3 passport-style photos   $57 CAD           + 12 h
    KenyA (mombASA)
    max. temp. ºC   33 34 34 33 31 29 29 29 30 31 32 33                                                                            Peru (LImA)                                                     Cambodge                      Cambodian riel              4,037 riels        6 month following return            tourist visa and 2 passport-style photos   $25 uSD locally   + 12 h

    min. temp. ºC   22 23 23 23 22 20 19 19 20 21 22 22                                                                            max. temp. ºC   26 27 26 25 22 20 19 19 19 20 22 24             thailand                         thai baht                30.61 bahts        6 month following return            n/a                                        n/a               + 12 h

    mm rain/month 34 14 56 154 236 88 72 68 67 103 105 76                                                                          min. temp. ºC   19 20 20 18 16 16 15 15 15 16 17 18
    tAnzAnIA (DAr eS SALAm)                                                                                                        mm rain/month 1     0   0   0   0   1   1   2   1   0   0   0
    max. temp. ºC   30 31 30 29 28 28 27 27 28 30 30 30                                                                            eCuADor (QuIto) AnD the gALAPAgoS ISLAnDS
    min. temp. ºC   25 24 23 23 22 20 19 19 19 21 22 24                                                                            max. temp. ºC   22 21 21 21 22 22 22 23 23 22 22 22
    mm rain/month 70 60 120 260 180 30 20 20 20 40 80 90                                                                           min. temp. ºC   8   8   8   8   8   8   7   7   7   8   8   8
    botSWAnA (gAborone)                                                                                                            mm rain/month 74 114 127 149 98 37 26 32 79 115 79 83
    max. temp. ºC   30 30 28 26 23 20 20 24 27 27 30 30                                                                            brAzIL (brASILIA)
    min. temp. ºC   22 21 19 16 11      7   7 10 15 18 20 21                                                                       max. temp. ºC   29 29 29 29 28 27 27 29 31 31 28 28
    mm rain/month 90 80 70 40 10 0          0   0 10 40 60 80                                                                      min. temp. ºC   19 19 19 17 15 12 12 13 17 18 18 19
    nAmIbIA (WInDhoeK)                                                                                                             mm rain/month 241 215 189 124 39 9      12 13 52 172 238 249
    max. temp. ºC   30 28 27 26 23 20 20 23 29 29 30 30
    min. temp. ºC   17 16 15 13 9       7   6   9   11 15 15 16
    mm rain/month 77 73 81 38 6         1   1   0   1   12 33 47




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thailand & laos
— thailand complete         10 ↗ 11
— à la carte beach hotels   14 ↗ 15
— mini toUrs                     17
vietnam & cambodia
— pUrely vietnam            12 ↗ 13
— mini toUrs                     16
                                                                                                                                                                                   Chiang Rai
                                   PaCe                GUaRanTeed
                           slow   moderate   fast
                                                       dePaRTURes                                                                                              Angkhang                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               FROM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2999*
                                                                                                                                                                                   Lampang
                                                       February 13, October 29                                                                                Chiang Mai                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      $
                                                                                                                                                                                   Sukhothai
                         16 days                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Option 1, Jan. 9, 2012. Price is per person, based on
                                                                                                                                                           MYANMAR                   THAILAND                                                                                                                                                                                                     double occupancy (taxes and fees to be added: $410).
                         33 meals
                                                                                                                                                               Uthai Thani             Korat                                                                                                                                                                                                    moRe valUe wITh
                                                                                                                                                                      Ayuthaya         Saraburi                                                                                                                                                                                                 TRansaT dIsCoveRIes
                                                       THAILAND                                                                                                      Bang Pa In
                                                                                                                                                                                      Bangkok                                                                                                                                                                                                   > Tour operates with a maximum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  of 25 participants

                                                       COMPLETE                                                                                                           Cha Am
                                                                                                                                                                                                  CAMBODIA                                                                                                                                                                                      > Small tour group with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  English-speaking guides
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                > Isan region and its Khmer sites
                                                       Journey from palaces to glistening temples and mountains to luxuriant
                                                       valleys dotted with orchids. Visit a minority village before heading                                                          Gulf o f                                                                                                                                                                                                   > Ayuthaya and Sukhothai
                                                       to Thailand’s magical beaches during this balanced tour that blends                                                          Tha ila n d                                                                                                                                                                                                 > Stop at Doi Angkhang, in the heart
                                                       authenticity with unusual encounters!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      of the mountains
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                > 3 nights in Cha Am on the Gulf of Siam
                                                                                                                                                                Phuket                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ToUR hIGhlIGhTs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                > Bangkok: dugout canoe ride along the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  canals, Wat Arun, Wat Pho and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  temple of the Reclining Buddha, Grand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Palace, temple of the Emerald Buddha,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chinatown, Wat Traimit and typical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  open-air Thai dinner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                > Summer Palace and tropical gardens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  of Bang Pa In
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                > Relics of the ancient capital of Siam
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                > The “Switzerland of Thailand”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                > Khmer points of interest: Phanom Rung
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and Muang Tham monasteries, temple
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  in Phimai and village of Dan Kwian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                > Temple of the Buddha’s Footprint
                                                                                                                                                                                    Rice Fields, Chiang Mai   Bangkok by Night                                                                                                                                                                  > Dinner cruise on the Sakae Krang River
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                > Temple of Thasung and its crystal hall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                > Jinaraj Buddha
                         Good To Know                  OPTION 1 :                                       then tour the Temple of Thasung and its day 13: Bangkok – Cha am                                                                                                                                                                                                                        > Sukhothai: Wat Si Chum and the
                         Since we support fair trade                                                    crystal hall. Overnight at the hotel. B/L/D Transfer to the resort town of Cha Am in the                                                                                                                                                                                                  Sitting Buddha
                                                       day 1: Toronto – Bangkok
                         and sustainable tourism,                                                                                                   Gulf of Siam for relaxation on the beach. B                                                                                                                                                                                                 > Lampang: city tour on a horse-drawn
                                                       Depart Toronto early in the morning for day 8: sukhothai – lampang
                         we have chosen to stay at     Bangkok via Hong Kong (check-in and Discover the Jinaraj Buddha. Visit                             days 14 & 15: Cha am                                                                                                                                                                                                                    carriage, visit to a traditional Thai home
                         the Doi Angkhang Nature                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and wooden temple of Lampang Luang
                         Resort, where, in 1969, the   boarding formalities on the night before).      Sukhothai, the 8th century capital of the first    At leisure. B
                         King of Thailand initiated                                                    Thai kingdom, where the temple reflections                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               > Pineapple sampling at a plantation
                                                       day 2: Bangkok                                                                                     day 16: Cha am – Bangkok – Toronto
                         a project, which enabled                                                      can be seen in the lotus ponds. Stop at Wat                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              > Wat Rong Khun
                         the mountain minorities       Upon arrival, you will be greeted and trans-                                                       Morning transfer to the Bangkok airport for
                                                                                                       Si Chum to see the 15-metre high sitting           your return flight via Hong Kong. B
                         to start cultivating fruits   ferred to your hotel.
                                                                                                       Buddha. Tour the city of Lampang on a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    > Dugout canoe ride on Kok River
                         and flowers instead of
                         poppy plants.                 day 3: Bangkok                                  horse-drawn carriage and visit a traditional       OPTION 2  & 3:                                                                                                                                                                                                                        > Visit a Karen hill tribe village
                                                       Enjoy a morning at leisure and have lunch Thai home. Overnight at the lodge. B/L/D                 19-day program including a 5-night stay in                                                                                                                                                                                            > Opium Museum in Chiang Saen
                                                       on the coast of the Chao Phraya River. Take                                                        the seaside resort town of Phuket, at the All
                                                                                                       day 9: lampang – Chiang Rai                        Season Naiharn 4★ or Cape Panwa 4★                                                                                                                                                                                                    > Golden Triangle
                                                       a dugout canoe along the Khlong, Bangkok’s
                                                                                                       Visit the wooden temple of Lampang Luang.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                > Doi Angkang estate: royal farm,
                                                       famous network of canals, and visit the                                                            OPTION 4 :
                                                       Temple of the Aurora (Wat Arun). B/L/D          Continue towards Phayao Lake and stop                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      orchards and greenhouses
                                                                                                       at a pineapple field to taste the fruit. Visit     19-day program including a 5-night stay in
                                                                                                                                                          the seaside resort town of Krabi, at the La                                                                                                                                                                                           > Chiang Mai: elephant bath and ride on
                                                       day 4: Bangkok                                  the contemporary unconventional temple
                                                                                                                                                          Playa Resort 4★                                                                                                                                                                                                                         an elephant’s back,
                                                       Tour Wat Pho, also known as the Temple of of Wat Rong Khun. Overnight at the hotel.
                                                       the Reclining Buddha. Visit the stunning B/L/D                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           > Doi Suthep: golden stupa, offerings
                                                                                                                                                          OPTION 5 :                                                                                                                                                                                                                              to the gods, traditional massage
                                                       Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald                                                             19-day program including a 5-night stay in
                                                       Buddha. Stroll through Chinatown to see the day 10: Chiang Rai – Golden Triangle –                 the seaside resort town of Koh Samui, at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (60 minutes)
                                                       5.5-tonne Golden Buddha at Wat Traimit, angkhang                                                   Amari Palm Reef 4★
                                                       followed by a traditional Thai dinner out- Take a dugout canoe along Kok River and stop                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  oPTIonal aCTIvITy
                                                       doors. B/L/D                                    at a village inhabited by the Karen hill tribe.
                                                                                                       Visit the Opium Museum in Chiang Saen and          Hotel descriptions on pages 14 and 15.                                                                                                                                                                                                > Introductory Thai cooking lesson
                                                       day 5: Bangkok – Bang Pa In – ayuthaya –        have lunch on the coast of the Mekong. Travel
                                                       Korat                                           to the mountainous northern region and stop        Prices and details of Options 2, 3, 4 and 5 upon                                                                                                                                                                                      aCCommodaTIon OR SIMILAR
                                                       Tour the Summer Palace and its tropical at the Golden Triangle, bordering Laos and                 request.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3 nights in Bangkok
                                                       gardens in Bang Pa In. Continue towards Myanmar. Overnight at the lodge. B/L/D                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Novotel Silom 4★
                                                       Ayuthaya and visit the ruins of the ancient                                                        Extend your stay with a mini ecotour of River
                                                       capital of Siam. Travel through the day 11: angkhang – Chiang mai                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 nights in Korat
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                                                                                                                                                          Kwai or a mini tour of Laos. See page 17 for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sima Thani 3★
                                                       “Switzerland of Thailand” to the embank- Visit the Doi Angkhang estate, including                  details.
                                                       ment dam on the Lam Takhong River. its royal farm, orchards and greenhouses                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 night in Sukhothai
                                                       Arrive in Korat and have dinner near the surrounded by spectacular scenery. Travel                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Legendha Sukhothai 4★
                                                       night market. Overnight at the hotel. B/L/D to Chiang Mai and spend the afternoon                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1 night in Lampang
                                                                                                       at leisure, or take part in an optional Thai
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Lampang River Lodge 3★
                                                       day 6: Korat (Phanom Rung & Phimai)             cooking lesson (approx. 1,100 baht per
                                                       Enjoy a full-day tour of the region’s Khmer person, minimum number of participants                                                                     Buddha                                                                                                                   Imperial Costume                                         1 night in Chiang Rai
                                                       sites. Visit the Phanom Rung and Muang required, must be paid locally). Enjoy din-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Wiang Inn 3★
                                                       Tham monasteries, as well as an important ner at leisure and experience the city’s                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       1 night in Angkhang
                                                       Angkor Wat-style temple in Phimai, one of vibrant nightlife. B/L                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Doï Angkang Nature Resort Lodge 3★
                                                       Thailand’s most beautiful Khmer structures.                                                                                                                                                                                      EARLY BookiNg PRicE                                                                     REPEAT          1 night in Chiang Mai
                                                       Stop in the village of Dan Kwian, known for its day 12: Chiang mai – Bangkok
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                                                       terracotta factories. Overnight in Korat. B/L/D Help bathe the elephants before riding on an                                                           Dec. 19                                              $4029                  -            -$100        -$60                                           $3869        -$60
                                                                                                       elephant’s back through the forest. Visit Doi                                                          Jan. 9, 30, Feb. 13, Mar. 12, 26                     $3319                -$200          -$100        -$60                                           $3059        -$60            1 night in Bangkok
                                                       day 7: Korat – saraburi – Uthai Thani –         Suthep, famous for its elegant golden stupa.                                                           Apr. 9, May 14                                       $3389                -$200          -$100        -$60                                           $3129        -$60            Novotel Silom Chaophya Park 4★
                                                       sukhothai                                       Participate in an offering to the gods, followed                                                       July 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 3                             $3679                -$200          -$100        -$60                                           $3419        -$60            3 nights in Cha Am
                                                       Visit Saraburi and the Buddha’s Footprint. by a traditional 60-minute massage. Transfer                                                                Oct. 1, 29                                           $3389                -$200          -$100        -$60                                           $3129        -$60            Veranda Resort available with:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Also & Spa 4★
                                                       Depart for Uthai Thani and ride on a former to the airport for your flight to Bangkok,                                                                 Prices include: Roundtrip flight aboard Cathay Pacific Airlines in Class L (subject to change without notice). Taxes and fees to be added: $410.
                                                       rice barge through floating villages along the then transfer to your hotel in Bangkok for                                                              Prices are per person, based on double occupancy for Option 1.
                                                       Sakae Krang River. Enjoy lunch on board, dinner and an overnight stay. B/L/D                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Please inquire about itinerary and prices.


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                                                      February 23, October 25
                                                                                                                                                                     Ninh Binh
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                         16 days                                                                                                                                            Vinh                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Jan. 5, 2012. Price is per person, based on double
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        occupancy (taxes and fees to be added: $420).
                         37 meals
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    > Tour operates with a maximum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      of 25 participants
                                                      From north to south, discover Vietnam in all its authenticity. A night on                                                                         Sea                                                                                                                                                                                                         > Small group with
                                                      a floating hotel in Halong Bay, unique excursions and various stops at                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          English-speaking guides
                                                      Vietnam’s points of interest will allow you to experience the daily life                                             CAMBODIA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 > Cruise and overnight aboard a
                                                      and local customs of this charming country without feeling rushed!                                                           Ho Chi                                                                                                                                                                                                                             boat-hotel in Halong Bay
                                                                                                                                                                                  Minh City                                                                                                                                                                                                                         > 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
                                                                                                                                                               Gulf of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              > Unique experiences including an
                                                                                                                                                              Tha iland                       Mekong                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ecotour, Tai Chi and calligraphy
                                                                                                                                                                             Can Tho           Delta                                                                                                                                                                                                                  demonstrations, and a Vietnamese
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      cooking lesson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    > Extend your stay with a mini tour to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Laos, Cambodia or a seaside getaway
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      in Phan Thiet (optional)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tour HigHligHTs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    > Hanoi city tour: colonial area, temple,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Museum of Ethnography, Ho Chi Minh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mausoleum and One Pillar Pagoda
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    > Rice fields of the Red River Delta
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    > Boat to Thunh Nang
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    > Sacred caves and temples of Bich Dong
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    > Sino-Vietnamese cathedral
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    > Phong Nha caves
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    > Vinh Moc Tunnels
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Halong Bay   Temple, Hue                                                                                                                                                                                         > Bridge of the 17th Parallel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    > Hue: Imperial Palace, rickshaw ride,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dong Ba market, imperial dinner with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      traditional costumes, dragon boat on
                         good To kNow                 day 1: Toronto – Hanoi                             War, and stop at the bridge of the 17th Parallel.   ride and stop in an orchard to taste exotic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Perfume River, tombs and mausoleum
                                                      Depart from Toronto early in the morning           Tour the Imperial Palace, inspired by the           fruits. Return to Ho Chi Minh City. Night at
                         Benefit from the services    for Hanoi via Hong Kong and the United             Forbidden City of Peking, and ride a rickshaw       leisure in the market. B/L/D                                                                                                                                                                                                                             of Emperor Minh Mang, Khai Dinh and
                         of different guides during                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Tud Duc and water puppetry
                         your tours of the North      States (check-in and boarding formalities on       to the Dong Ba market, whose vendors
                                                      the night before).                                                                                     day 14: Can Tho – Ho Chi minh City                                                                                                                                                                                                                     > Ocean Cloud Pass
                         and South regions. Flight                                                       wear conical hats. Enjoy an imperial dinner
                         is not accompanied by                                                           (costumes provided) and spend the next two    Enjoy breakfast aboard the “Mystic” on the
                                                      day 2: Hanoi                                                                                     way to the amazing floating market of Cai                                                                                                                                                                                                                    > Non Nuoc stone carving village
                         a guide.                                                                        nights in Hue. B/L/D
                                                      Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a local                                                     Rang. See how rice cakes are prepared and                                                                                                                                                                                                                    > Hoi An: Fujian shrine, Fuqing Temple,
                         Bring one piece of           representative and transferred to your hotel.      day 9: Hue                                    visit a factory in Nuoc Mam. Depart for Ho                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Japanese bridge, ancient dwelling,
                         overnight hand luggage                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       silkworm farm and a traditional
                         with you on board the                                                           Hue was the imperial capital from 1802 to Chi Minh City and tour the markets and
                                                      day 3: Hanoi                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    45-minute massage
                         boat-hotel in Halong bay                                                        1945. Take a dragon boat on the Perfume temples of Cholon’s Chinatown. B/L/D
                                                      Morning at leisure. Lunch, followed by an
                         and leave your bulky                                                            River to the Thien Mu Pagoda. Visit the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    > My Son ruins
                                                      afternoon tour of the city’s colonial area, Lake
                         baggage on the bus.                                                             impressive tombs of Emperors Minh day 15: Ho Chi minh City
                                                      of the Returned Sword, Temple of Literature,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  > Mekong Delta excursion: Cao Dai
                         The itinerary for the                                                           Mang and Khai Dinh. Observe Tai Chi and Visit a factory where lacquer objects are                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Temple, Vinh Trang Pagoda, boat ride,
                                                      Museum of Ethnography, Ba Dinh Square
                         Halong Bay cruise may                                                           calligraphy demonstrations at a Vietnamese produced, followed by a tour of Ho Chi                                                                                                                                                                                                                            local specialty for lunch (elephant ear
                                                      (home to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum),
                         change, depending on                                                            martial arts centre, and stop at the “incense Minh City and its “Art Nouveau” town hall,                                                                                                                                                                                                                     fish), horse-drawn carriage ride and
                                                      Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts, the former
                         the weather.                                                                    and conical hat village”. See the royal tomb the cathedral and the post office, whose                                                                                                                                                                                                                        exotic fruits tasting
                                                      presidential palace of Indochina’s Governor
                         The Ocean Cloud Pass                                                            of Emperor Tu Duc and watch a water metallic arched windows were designed by
                                                      General and the One Pillar Pagoda. B/L/D                                                         Gustave Eiffel. The afternoon is at leisure. B                                                                                                                                                                                                               > Cai Rang floating market
                         may be replaced because                                                         puppet show. B/L/D
                         of poor weather.             day 4: Hanoi – Halong Bay                                                                              day 16: Ho Chi minh City – Toronto                                                                                                                                                                                                                     > Ho Chi Minh City tour: market and
                                                                                                         day 10: Hue – danang – Hoi an
                                                      Depart for Halong Bay and stop at ceramic                                                              Transfer to the airport for your return flight                                                                                                                                                                                                           temples of Cholon’s Chinatown
                                                                                                         Travel through the Ocean Cloud Pass (weather
                                                      factories in Dong Trieu. Embark on the                                                                 to Toronto via Hong Kong.
                                                                                                         permitting) and the Non Nuoc stone carving
                                                      Halong Sails boat-hotel and cruise Halong
                                                                                                         village to Hoi An, where you will spend the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                aCCommodaTioN OR SIMILAR
                                                      Bay. Enjoy beautiful scenery and a tasty
                                                                                                         next three nights. Visit the historical city of     Extend your stay with a mini tour of Cambodia                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 nights in Hanoi
                                                      seafood lunch on board, accompanied by
                                                      a glass of white wine. The afternoon will be
                                                                                                         Hoi An and its Fujian shrine, Fuqing Temple,        or a seaside getaway in Phan Thiet.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Muong-Thanh 4★
                                                                                                         Japanese bridge, an ancient dwelling and a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 1 night in Halong Bay
                                                      spent visiting islands and caves around the                                                            See page 16 for details.
                                                                                                         silkworm farm, followed by a traditional                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Jonque Hotel Bai-Tho
                                                      bay. Overnight on board. B/L/D
                                                                                                         45-minute massage. B/L/D
                                                      day 5: Halong Bay – Ninh Binh                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 1 night in Ninh Binh
                                                                                                         day 11: Hoi an                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Legend 4★
                                                      In the morning, admire the rocky surround-
                                                                                                  Begin the day with an eco boat ride along                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         1 night in Vinh
                                                      ings as you navigate Halong Bay. Disembark
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                                                                                                  the river: meet local fishermen, cast fish-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Muong-Thanh 4★
                                                      the boat-hotel and travel through the rice
                                                                                                  ing nets and explore the mangrove. Then
                                                      fields of the Red River Delta. B/L/D                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 night in Dong Hoi
                                                                                                  visit a vegetable and flower plantation. Stroll
                                                      day 6: Ninh Binh – Vinh                     through the market and then take an intro-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sun Spa Resort 4★
                                                      The day begins with ox-wagon and boat ductory Vietnamese cooking lesson. B/L/D                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2 nights in Hue
                                                      rides to Thunh Nang to admire the beautiful                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Green 4★
                                                                                                  day 12: Hoi an                                                                                                Flower Merchant                                                                                                            Incense
                                                      scenery offered by terrestrial Halong Bay.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3 nights in Hoi An
                                                                                                  In the morning explore the ruins at My Son,
                                                      Visit the caves and temples of Bich Dong                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sunrise Hoi An Resort 4★
                                                                                                  ancient capital of the kingdom of Champa.
                                                      and transfer to Phat Diem to see a stunning
                                                                                                  The afternoon is at leisure for walking, shop-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 night in Can Tho
                                                      Sino-Vietnamese cathedral. Head to Vinh.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ninh Kieu 4★
                                                                                                  ping or a day at the Hoi An beach. B/L/D                                                                                                                                                  EARLy Booking PRicE
                                                      B/L/D                                                                                                                                                      DEPARTURES DATES                              REgULAR PRicE                                        cASh PAymEnT                                     BEST PRicE                REPEAT
                                                                                                         day 13: Hoi an – danang – Ho Chi minh City –                                                                                                                                   90 DAyS AnD + 60 DAyS AnD +                                                                          TRAvELLER              1 night in Ho Chi Minh City
                                                      day 7: Vinh – dong Hoi                                                                                                                                    Dec. 18                                               $4439                   -            -$100        -$60                                              -                        -$60             Star City 4★
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                                                                                                 Transfer to the Danang airport for your flight
                                                      Phong Nha Cave by boat and on foot. Hotel                                                                                                                 Apr. 12, May 17                                       $4279                 -$200          -$100        -$60                                            $4019                      -$60
                                                      check-in. B/L/D                            to Ho Chi Minh City. Depart for the Mekong
                                                                                                                                                                                                                June 14, July 12                                      $4549                 -$200          -$100        -$60                                            $4289                      -$60
                                                                                                 Delta and visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sept. 6, Oct. 11, 25                                  $4279                 -$200          -$100        -$60                                            $4019                      -$60
                                                      day 8: dong Hoi – Hue                      Cao Dai Temple in My Tho. Take a boat ride
                                                      Visit the Vinh Moc Tunnels, dug out by the on the river, eat elephant ear fish for lunch                                                                  Prices include: Roundtrip flight aboard Cathay Pacific Airlines in Class L (subject to change without notice). Taxes and fees to be added: $420. Not included: Visa for Vietnam (approx. $93 CAN)
                                                      resistant Vietnamese during the Vietnam on an island, enjoy a horse-drawn carriage                                                                        to be obtained prior to departure. Prices are per person, based on double occupancy.


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                         descriptions are for             aMarI PaLM reeF KoH saMuI 4★                                                           La PLaya resort 4★                                                                           Veranda resort & sPa 4★                                              aLL seasons naIHarn 4★                                            CaPe PanWa 4★                                                     descriptions are for
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                                                          Nestled in a secluded corner of Samui’s most popular beach the                         The resort is located only 150 metres from the beautiful Ao Nang                             Just 20 minutes from Hua Hin and 200 km                              Just South of Phuket at the foot of a                             Built on a hill overlooking the Andaman
                         Package prices are               resort offers a relaxing beachside atmosphere within walking                           and Nopparat Thara beaches and is walking distance to restau-                                from Bangkok, this beachfront hotel per-                             hill lined with coconut palms is the                              Sea at the south easternmost point of the                         Package prices are
                         available upon request.          distance of the amenities Chaweng beach has to offer. A true                           rants and local shops. Surrounded by two acres of exquisitely                                fectly defines Thai elegance and refine-                             All Seasons Naiharn, nestled in a lush                            island, in Nai Man Bay, this unique prop-                         available upon request.
                         Other hotels and seaside         island oasis!                                                                          manicured gardens, a unique swimming pool and an interior                                    ment. The Veranda Resort & Spa features                              garden overlooking the Bay of Nai Man.                            erty is perfect for those seeking a peace-                        Other hotels and seaside
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                         request.                         • 200 modern rooms including air-conditioning • balcony or                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   request.
                                                          terrace • mini-bar • in-room safe • telephone • in-room WiFi •                         • 79 modern rooms including air-conditioning • balcony or                                    pool or ocean view.                                                  from the Phuket airport, 30 minutes from                          45 minutes from the Phuket airport,
                                                          satellite TV                                                                           terrace • in-room safe • satellite TV • hairdryer                                            • 118 rooms boast a contemporary Thai                                Patong Beach and 10 minutes from Kata.                            20 minutes from Phuket city and 45 min-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              design and include air-conditioning • full                           • 154 rooms are of a modern Thai design                           utes from Patong.
                                                          services : 2 restaurants, 2 bars, 2 pools, whirlpool, spa, laundry                     services : 1 restaurant, 1 bar, 1 pool, whirlpool, spa, gym, games
                                                          service, shuttle, exchange office, daily programs and diving centre                    room, sports centre, laundry service and daily programs                                      bathroom • hairdryer • TV • telephone                                and include air-conditioning • full bath-                         • 158 rooms feature a modern Thai de-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • mini-bar • in-room safe • balcony                                  room with shower • hairdryer • TV • tele-                         sign and include air-conditioning • full
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              services : 2 restaurants, lobby bar, Veranda
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   phone • mini-bar • in-room safe • terrace                         bathroom with bathtub and shower •
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Spa, boutique, activities and water sports,                          services : 1 main restaurant whose terrace
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     hairdryer • TV • DVD player • telephone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Internet, transportation to Hua Hin and                              faces the ocean, 2 bars including a swim-up                       • mini-bar • in-room safe • coffee/tea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              room service                                                         bar, spa, beauty salon, gym, games room,                          maker • balcony
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2 pools including children’s area, sandy                          services : 4 restaurants, 3 bars including a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   beach across the street, activities and water                     piano bar, 2 outdoor pools, games room,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   sports, Internet and room service                                 gym, Cap Spa, Internet, tennis, activities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     and water sports
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                                                       MINI TOURS                                                                                                                                             THAILAND                                                       C hina
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              S ea                             MINI TOURS                                                                                                                                           River Kwai

                                                       & BEACh STAY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            IN thAIlAND
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Siem Reap                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 CAMBODIA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           VIETNAM


                                                       IN CAMBODIA & vIetNAM                                                                                                                                                  CAMBODIA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Ho Chi Minh City
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               & lAOs                                                                                                                                                                         Gulf of
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mui Ne / Phan Thiet
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                                                                                                           $1151*                                                                                                                      $619*                                                                                                                      $771*                                                                                                                      $669*
                                                                                         Price is per person, based on double occupancy.                                                                             Price is per person, based on double occupancy.                                                                            Price is per person, based on double occupancy.                                                                             Price is per person, based on double occupancy.
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                          gOOD TO KNOW                    departure from ho chi minh citY                                                                                             departure from ho chi minh citY                                                                                             departure from banGKoK                                                                                                     departure from banGKoK                                                                                              gOOD TO KNOW
                          Minimum number of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Minimum number of
                          participants required.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 participants required.
                                                          CAMBODIA MINI TOUR                                                                                                          SEASIDE STAY IN PhAN ThIET - MUI NE                                                                                         LAOS MINI TOUR                                                                                                             RIVER KWAI MINI TOUR
                          For Phan Thiet
                          Activities and services         4 DAYS / 10 MEALS                                                                                                           5 DAYS / 7 MEALS                                                                                                            5 DAYS / 10 MEALS                                                                                                          5 DAYS / 10 MEALS
                          mentioned are for infor-
                          mation purposes only.           Optional extension to the Purely Vietnam tour                                                                               Optional extension to the Purely Vietnam tour                                                                               Optional extension to the Thailand Complete tour                                                                           Optional extension to the Thailand Complete tour
                          Certains services are
                                                          Prolong your stay with a mini tour in Cambodia, also known as                                                               Prolong your stay with a seaside getaway in Phan Thiet - Mui Ne.                                                            Luang Prabang, capital of the ancient kingdom, is a stunning                                                               Prolong your stay with a short eco tour along the River Kwai for
                          available at an additional      the Country of Smiles. Tour the legendary site of Angkor Wat and                                                                                                                                                                                        architectural blend of traditional and urban structures.                                                                   an up close and personal encounter with nature.
                          charge.                         take in a spectacular sunset at the temple. Travel by small boat                                                            ORIENTAL PEARL RESORT & SPA 4★
                                                          and explore the many floating villages that dot Tonlé Sap Lake.                                                                                                                                                                                         DAY 1: Bangkok – Luang Prabang                                                                                             DAY 1: Bangkok – River Kwai
                                                                                                                                                                                      SUPERIOR GARDEN VIEW ROOM                                                                                                   Depart for Luang Prabang. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by                                                             Depart for the River Kwai. Stop at the war cemetery and visit the
                                                          DAY 1: ho Chi Minh City – Siem Reap                                                                                                                                                                                                                     your guide and transferred to your hotel. Afternoon visit to Wat                                                           Thailand-Burma Railway Museum. Have dinner at the foot of a
                                                          After the Ho Chi Minh City tour scheduled in the Purely Vietnam                                                             The seaside resort area of Mui Ne features coconut groves,                                                                  Xieng Thong and the Monastery of the Golden City, the most                                                                 famous bridge and ride a train across the River Kwai on Death
                                                          tour, transfer to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap. Upon ar-                                                        traditional villages, cafés, trendy restaurants, boutiques and                                                              impressive group of sacred structures in Luang Prabang. Travel                                                             Railway, named for over 100,000 labourers and prisoners who
                                                          rival, you will be greeted by your guide and transferred to your                                                            hotels. Designed to provide the ultimate in relaxation, the                                                                 up Mount Phu Si, offering a spectacular view of Luang Prapang’s                                                            died in its construction during World War 2. Journey through the
                                                          hotel for your overnight stay. Visit the night market. D                                                                    Oriental Pearl’s tropical gardens lead directly to the beach, and                                                           principal buildings. L/D                                                                                                   forest en route to your campsite and spend the next two nights
                                                                                                                                                                                      pastel coloured buildings surround the pools and whirlpools.                                                                                                                                                                                           under safari tents. B/D
                                                          DAY 2: Siem Reap                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        DAY 2: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves – Luang Prabang
                                                          Tour Banteay Srei, a 10th century Hindu temple delicately sculp-                                                            • 95 air-conditioned or heated rooms • furnished terrace or                                                                 Spend the morning on a traditional boat touring the Pak Ou Caves,                                                          DAY 2: River Kwai
                                                          ted from rose-coloured sandstone, and visit the sanctuary of                                                                balcony • full bathroom • hairdryer • TV • telephone • coffee/tea-                                                          home to hundreds of Buddha statues. Visit the village of Ban Xang                                                          Morning at leisure to enjoy your natural surroundings.
                                                                                                                                                                                      maker • mini-bar
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                                                          Banteay Samré. Travel deep into the jungle to the mysterious                                                                                                                                                                                            Hai which produces rice alcohol, the most popular drink in Laos.                                                           Participate in a variety of optional activities, such as swimming
                                                          temples of Ta-Prohm and Praeh-Khan. See the temples of Neak                                                                 Services : restaurant (buffet breakfast, table service for lunch and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Navigate to Ban Xang Khong, where paper is produced the old-                                                               in a natural spring water basin, riding in an all-terrain vehicle
                                                          Pean, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevada. Enjoy a dinner show                                                                    dinner, when possible) • poolside bar • tea house • 2 pools with                                                            fashioned way using blackberry root bark. B/L/D                                                                            and canoeing down-river. B/L/D
                                                          featuring the famous Dance of the Aspara Divinities. B/L/D




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                                                                                                                                                                                      children’s area • 5 whirlpools • tennis • mini-golf                                                                         DAY 3: Luang Prabang – Kuang Si - Luang Prabang                                                                            DAY 3: River Kwai
                                                          DAY 3: Siem Reap                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Depart for the fascinating Kuang Si Falls and enjoy swimming in                                                            Attend an early-morning offering to the monks (optional). Take
                                                          Enjoy a boat ride on Tonlé Sap Lake and stop at several artisan                                                             INCLUDES:                                                                                                                   its turquoise waters. The neighbouring village is home to conven-                                                          a motorized dugout canoe to the River Kwai Jungle Raft for a stay
                                                          workshops. Visit the famous temple of Angkor Wat, the most                                                                  > 3 nights in phan thiet/mui ne                                                                                             tional mills used to husk rice. Explore the traditional villages of                                                        in the heart of the jungle aboard charming floating bungalows.
                                                          immense and impressive of the site, where you can admire re-                                                                  at the orient pearl resort & spa,                                                                                         Lao Loum, Bax Xom and Ban Thapene. B/L/D                                                                                   Stroll through a village inhabited by the Mon tribal minority
                                                          markable bas-reliefs. Have lunch at the riverside Bopha Angkor                                                                including 2 meals daily                                                                                                                                                                                                                              people and attend a dance show. B/L/D
                                                          restaurant. B/L/D                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       DAY 4: Luang Prabang – Bangkok
                                                                                                                                                                                      > 1 night in ho chi minh city at the star city,                                                                             Attend a Buddhist alms collection ceremony this morning. Tour                                                              DAY 4: River Kwai – Bangkok
                                                          DAY 4: Siem Reap – ho Chi Minh City                                                                                           including breakfast                                                                                                       the National Museum (closed on Tuesdays), where royal objects                                                              Float down-river to reach your vehicle before your transferring to
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                                                          Visit the ruins of Angkor Thom and the Victory Gate, the Bayon,                                                             > all land transfers                                                                                                        dating back to the first kingdom are on display. Then visit the ex-                                                        your hotel. B
                                                          the royal Baphuon Temple, Baksei Chamkrong, Terrace of the                                                                                                                                                                                              tensive Na Vieng Kham morning market. Transfer to the airport
                                                          Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King. Transfer to the Siem                                                                                                                                                                                           for your flight to Bangkok and on to your hotel. B                                                                         DAY 5: Bangkok
                                                          Reap airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City and on to your                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Morning transfer to the Bangkok airport. B




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                                                          hotel. B/L                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              DAY 5: Bangkok
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Morning transfer to the Bangkok airport. B                                                                                 ACCOMMODATION OR SIMILAR
                                                          DAY 5: ho Chi Minh City
                                                          Morning transfer to the Ho Chi Minh City airport. B                                                                                                                                                                                                     ACCOMMODATION OR SIMILAR                                                                                                   2 nights in Kanchanaburi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Hintok River Camp 3★
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3 nights in Luang Prabang
                                                          ACCOMMODATION OR SIMILAR                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Grand Luang Prabang 4★                                                                                                     1 night in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Jungle Raft 2★
                                                          Siem Reap                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               1 night in Bangkok
                                                          Angkor Riviera 4★                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Novotel Silom 4★                                                                                                           1 night in Bangkok
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Novotel Silom Chaophya Park 4★
                                                          * Cambodia Mini Tour is also available as an extension to the                                                                                                                                                                                           * Laos Mini Tour is also available as an extension to the Purely
                                                            Thailand Complete tour, departing from Thailand, prices and                                                                                                                                                                                             Vietnam tour, departing from Vietnam, prices and itinerary
                                                            itinerary upon request.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 upon request.


                                                       *Cambodia Mini Tour: includes land portion and roundtrip flight between Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap. Not included: visa for Cambodia (approx. $25 USD paid locally in cash), visa for Vietnam (approx. $93 CAD to be obtained prior to departure).   *Laos Mini Tour: includes land portion and roundtrip flight between Bangkok and Luang Prabang. Not included: visa for Laos (approx. $57 CAD to be obtained prior to departure). River Kwai Mini Tour: includes land portion only. Accommodation                            17
                          16                           Minimum number of participants required. Seaside Stay in Phan Thiet-Mui Ne: includes land portion only. Accommodation mentioned in itinerary is subject to change. For information on our services and inclusions, see pages 4 and 5.                   mentioned in itinerary is subject to change. For information on our services and inclusions, see pages 4 and 5.
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peru
— mysteries of peru    22 ↗ 23
brazil
— passion of brazil    24 ↗ 25
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           2259*
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                         11 days                                                                                                                                               Cotacachi                                                                                                                                                                                                      Option 1, Jan. 22, 2012. Price is per person, based on
                                                                                                                                                                   Calderón                                                                                                                                                                                                                  double occupancy (taxes and fees to be added: $455).
                         25 meals                                                                                                                                               Otavalo
                                                                                                                                                                     Quito          ECUADOR                                                                                                                                                                                                 mORe ValUe wITH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TRaNsaT dIsCOVeRIes
                                                      ECUADOR EXPOSED                                                                                         Pailon del Diablo
                                                                                                                                                                      Baños       Puyo
                                                                                                                                                                                      Ahuano
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            > Pan-American Highway and the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              lake region
                                                      Discover this magnificent country, from the Pacific to the Amazon. Cruise                                               Riobamba                                                                                                                                                                                                      > Full day in the Amazon Rainforest
                                                      the famous Pan-American Highway to the Andean volcanoes, with visits                               Guayaquil           Ingapirca                                                                                                                                                                                                      > 2 nights in the village of Cuenca,
                                                      to colourful markets, Incan ruins of Ingapirca, charming colonial baroque             Pa c i fi c                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        designated a UNESCO Cultural
                                                      towns and the Amazon Rainforest.                                                      O ce a n                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Heritage Site
                                                                                                                                                                     Cuenca
                                                      Explore the country from north to south, with an optional trip to the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 > Incan ruins of Ingapirca
                                                                                                                                                                                           PERU                                                                                                                                                                                             > Optional post-tour of the Galapagos
                                                      Galapagos Islands at the end of your journey. Let your nature guide lead
                                                      the way as you retrace Darwin’s footsteps.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Islands with an English-speaking
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              nature guide

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            TOUR HIGHlIGHTs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            > Quito and its historic monuments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            > Middle of the World monument
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and the Equator
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            > Village of Calderon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            > San Pablo Lake, at the foot
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              of Imbabura Volcano
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            > Otavalo open-air market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            > Village of Cotacahi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            > Cuicocha crater lake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            > Eastern and Western Andes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            > Village of Puyo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            > Pailon del Diablo waterfall
                                                                                                                                                                                        Otavalo Market    Pailon del Diablo waterfall on Pastaza River in Ecuador.                                                                                                                          > Village of Baños, at the foot
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              of Tungurahua Volcano
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            > Train from Alausi or rail bus down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Devil’s Nose
                         GOOd TO kNOw                 OPTION 1 :                                        day 5: ahuano – The amazon: Old- and             the flower market, Plaza Calderon, the old       OPTION 2:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            > Cuenca: flower market, Plaza Calderón,
                                                                                                        New-Growth Forest – ahuano                       and new Cathedral, the plaza and market of       EXTENSION IN GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
                         Train and rail bus service   day 1: Toronto – Quito                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  old and new Cathedral, Plaza and
                         depends on public
                                                                                                          Enjoy a full day in the Amazon Rainforest.     San Francisco, and Museum of Aboriginal
                                                      Depart Toronto for Quito via the United Discover the flora and Amazon ecosystem                                                                     Extend your stay with a guided post-tour                                                                                                                                            market of San Francisco, Museum of
                         authorities, the railway’s                                                                                                      Cultures. Admire the view of Cuenca from
                                                      States. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and with the help of your guide. Early-morning                                                            of the Galapagos Islands for an exceptional                                                                                                                                         Aboriginal Cultures
                         condition and climate,                                                                                                          Turi Hill and visit a straw hat factory. Straw
                                                      transferred to your hotel.                          departure for the Misicocha region via the                                                      experience aboard a quality ship.                                                                                                                                                 > Straw hat factory
                         and may modify or                                                                                                               hats are known as toquillas or panamas and
                         cancel all or part of        day 2: Quito                                        Napo River by canoe, for swimming or other     are typically Ecuadorian; they are produced      days 1-9: Program identical to that of days
                         the planned itinerary.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             > El Cajas National Park and
                                                      Tour of northern Quito, including the modern activities (tour of Misicocha, visit to a local       in the small village of Montecristi. B/L/D       1-9 in Option 1                                                                                                                                                                     La Toreadora Lake
                                                      city and historic centre: Independence Plaza home, balsa excursion), depending on the                                                               day 10: Guayaquil-Baltra-North seymour
                                                                                                                                                         day 9: Cuenca – Guayaquil                                                                                                                                                                                                          > Guayaquil: Malecón, Seminario Park,
                                                      surrounded by the Government Palace, the group’s preferences. Stop for a picnic along                                                               day 11: Genovesa: el Barranco and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Cathedral, Government Palace, city
                                                                                                                                                         Depart for Guayaquil. Enjoy lunch at a typical
                                                      archbishop’s palace, city hall and the Cathedral. the way or have lunch at the lodge. Take a                                                        darwin Bay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              hall, La Rotonda historical monument,
                                                                                                                                                         restaurant or stop for a picnic. Pass through
                                                      Continue to the Church of the Society of different route back to the lodge, followed                                                                day 12: sullivan-Rabida                                                                                                                                                             neighbourhood of Las Peñas, cemetery
                                                                                                                                                         El Cajas Park and La Toreadora Lake. Travel
                                                      Jesus, one of the most remarkable in Latin by a canoe ride. B/L/D                                                                                   day 13: Puerto ayora:
                                                                                                                                                         west via the Andes towards the coastal plain
                                                      America, and the Church of San Francisco, day 6: ahuano – Puyo – Pailon del diablo –                                                                Charles Darwin (Santa Cruz)-Guayaquil,
                                                      the oldest in the city. Visit El Panecillo Hill and Baños – Riobamba
                                                                                                                                                         and observe the changes in altitude. Pass
                                                                                                                                                                                                          followed by your return flight to Toronto via                                                                                                                                     aCCOmmOdaTION OR SIMILAR
                                                                                                                                                         banana, rice, sugarcane, coffee, cocoa and
                                                      the Virgin of Quito statue atop it, from which Depart for Puyo and stop at a handicraft work-
                                                                                                                                                         other plantations along the coast. Arrive in
                                                                                                                                                                                                          the United States.                                                                                                                                                                2 nights in Quito
                                                      you can admire wonderful views over the city. shop specializing in balsa wood products.                                                             day 14: Early-afternoon arrival in Toronto.                                                                                                                                       Grand Hotel Mercure 4★
                                                                                                                                                         Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city and most
                                                      Afternoon trip to the monument marking the Follow the cascades to Pailon del Diablo                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1 night in Otavalo
                                                                                                                                                         important port. Discover the Malecón,            Price and detailed itinerary available upon
                                                      Equator or latitude 0°, whose ethnographic waterfall and go hiking (weather permitting).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Pinsaqui 3★
                                                                                                                                                         Seminario Park of friendly iguanas, the          request.
                                                      museum presents the country’s indigenous Continue toward Baños, a tiny mountain
                                                                                                                                                         Cathedral, Government Palace, city hall                                                                                                                                                                                            2 nights in Ahuano
                                                      diversity. Homes housing souvenir shops and village at the foot of the 5,100-metre
                                                      small museums with Ecuadorian artifacts are Tungurahua Volcano. Visit the Dominican
                                                                                                                                                         and monument to La Rotonda. Pass the                                                                                                                                                                                               Casa del Suizo 3★
                                                                                                                                                         neighbourhood of Las Peñas and the                                                                                                                                                                                                 1 night in Riobamba
                                                      located near the monument. Return to Quito church, taste melcocha (sugarcane-based
                                                                                                                                                         cemetery. B/L/D                                                                                                                                                                                                                    La Andaluza 3★
                                                      for dinner at a local restaurant offering spec- caramel), go shopping and stop at a fruit and
                                                      tacular scenery. B/L/D                              vegetable market. Pass Ecuador’s highest       day 10: Guayaquil                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 nights in Cuenca
                                                      day 3: Quito – Calderón – Otavalo market –        volcano, the 6,310-metre Chimborazo, on Enjoy a day at leisure or participate in                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hosteria Duran 4★ or
                                                      Cotacachi – Otavalo                               the way to Riobamba. B/L/D                       several optional excursions (must be booked                                                                                                                                                                                        Hotel Victoria 3★
                                                                                                                                                         and paid for locally, minimum number of                                                                                                                                                                                            1 night in Guyaquil
                                                      Head north on the Pan-American Highway            day 7: Riobamba – Train/Rail Bus – Ingapirca participants required). Transfer to the air-
                                                      towards the lake region. Tour the small village                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Continental 4★
                                                                                                        Incan Ruins – Cuenca                             port for your return flight to Toronto via the
                                                      of Calderón, known for its marzipan figurines.
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                                                                                                        Catch your train from Alausí or take the United States. B
                                                      Pass San Pablo Lake along the way, located at     rail bus in the morning. Travel through
                                                      the foot of Imbabura Volcano. Visit the colour-   magnificent Andean landscapes and observe day 11: Toronto
                                                      ful Otavalo market, with its wide variety of      life in Ecuador (agriculture, farming, clothing, Early-afternoon arrival in Toronto.
                                                      handicrafts; the village of Cotacachi, known      etc). Begin your journey in Alausí from
                                                      for its leather craft; and the Cuicocha crater    Devil’s Nose, where the train zigzags down
                                                      lake, located in an active 3,064-metre crater     a 1,000-metre chasm. Private transfer to                                                                                                                                                        Galapagos
                                                      and part of the Cotacachi-Cayapos ecological      Ingapirca, Ecuador’s most remarkable Incan
                                                      reserve. B/L/D                                    ruins, passing colourful Andean landscapes
                                                      day 4: Otavalo – amazon Rainforest –              along the way. Visit the Temple of the Sun.
                                                      ahuano                                            Overnight in Cuenca. B/L/D                                                                                                                                                  EARLY BookiNg PRicE
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                                                      Head east to the Amazonian plain via the          day 8: Cuenca                                                                                                                                                           90 DAYS AND + 60 DAYS AND +                                                           TRAvELLER
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                                                      Andes and observe the impressive change           Morning tour of Cuenca, declared a Cultural                                                       Nov. 20                                             $2569                   -              -          -$60                                  -                    -$60
                                                      of scenery along the way. Continue towards        Heritage Site by UNESCO. Discover its                                                             Jan. 22, Feb. 19                                    $2579                 -$200          -$100        -$60                                $2319                  -$60
                                                      Punta Ahuano. Arrive at the lodge and get         Spanish colonial architecture and admire                                                          Mar. 18                                             $2649                 -$200          -$100        -$60                                $2389                  -$60
                                                      ready for hiking in the Amazon Rainforest,        the homes, balconies and narrow roads built                                                       Apr. 15, May 13                                     $2689                 -$200          -$100        -$60                                $2429                  -$60
                                                      or visit a small nearby village. B/L/D            over the ancient ruins of Tomebamba. Visit                                                        June 10, Aug. 19                                    $2599                 -$200          -$100        -$60                                $2339                  -$60
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Oct. 21, Nov. 4                                     $2689                 -$200          -$100        -$60                                $2429                  -$60
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Prices include: Roundtrip flight aboard Lan Airlines in Class N (subject to change without notice). Taxes and fees to be added: $455.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Prices are per person, based on double occupancy for Option 1.

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                                   PaCe               GUaRaNTeed
                           slow   moderate   fast
                                                      dePaRTURes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           FROM
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                         13 days                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Option 1, Jan. 18, 2012. Price is per person, based on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      double occupancy (taxes and fees to be added: $495).
                         29 meals
                                                                                                                                                                           PERU                                                                                                                                                                                                                      mORe ValUe wITh
                                                                                                                                                                                     Ollantaytambo                                                                                                                                                                                                   TRaNsaT dIsCOVeRIes
                                                      MYSTERIES OF PERU                                                                                         Lima
                                                                                                                                                                                Machu
                                                                                                                                                                                Picchu
                                                                                                                                                                                         Urubamba
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     > No more than 20 participants per group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     > Courtesy room in Lima at the beginning
                                                      Peru is a fascinating country rich in history, nature and hospitality.                                                                Pisaq                                                                                                                                                                                                      and end of the program
                                                      Discover spectacular scenery, ancient civilizations and a modern people                                Pa c i fi c
                                                                                                                                                             O ce a n                      Cuzco                                                                                                                                                                                                     > Full-day boat excursion on Lake Titicaca
                                                      whose traditions are still very much alive.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    > Roundtrip airfare from Lima to
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Lake
                                                      This balanced tour will allow you to discover the country’s highlights                                                                     Titicaca                                                                                                                                                                                              Arequipa and Cuzco
                                                      while respecting a progressive altitude, for improved comfort.                                                                 Chivay                                                                                                                                                                                                          > Traditional lunch in Taquile, dinner show
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Puno                                                                                                                                                                                               in Cuzco and lunch in Lima overlooking
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the ocean
                                                                                                                                                                                    Arequipa          BOLIVIA
                                                                                                                                                                                                   CHILE                                                                                                                                                                                             TOUR hIGhlIGhTs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     > National Museum of Archaeology,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Anthropology and History of Peru
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     > Arequipa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     > Santa Catalina Monastery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     > Colca Canyon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     > Vicuna reserve of Pampa Canahuas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     > La Calera thermal baths
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     > Cruz del Condor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     > Village of Pinchollo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     > Antahuilique lookout point
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     > Choquetico
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     > Pre-Incan cemetery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     > Floating islands of Uros and Taquile
                                                                                                                                                                                            Machu Picchu        Sacred Valley of the Incas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     > Sillustani archaeological complex
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     > Raqchi and temple
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     > Andahuaylillas and Sistine Chapel
                         GOOd TO kNOw                 OPTION 1 :                                        day 8: Puno – Cuzco                                OPTION 2 : PARACAS & NAZCA PRE-TOUR                  OPTION 5 : ExTENSION TO bOlIvIA
                                                                                                     Depart for Cuzco and stop at several sites                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      > Local native market and ruins in Pisaq
                         Throughout the journey,      day 1: Toronto – lima                                                                                day 1: Toronto – lima:                               days 1 to 7: Program identical to Option 1
                         you will experience
                                                                                                     along the way, including the ruins of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           > Ollantayambo Fortress
                                                      Depart Toronto for Lima via the United States. Sillustani, Raqchi and its famous temple,             Depart Toronto for Lima via the United States.
                         changes in altitude and                                                                                                                                                                day 8: Puno - Copacabana – Island of the sun                                                                                                                                         > Machu Picchu
                         varying temperatures         day 2: lima                                    and Andahuaylillas and its Sistine Chapel             day 2: lima                                          – Copacabana – strait of Tiquina – la Paz
                         due to the rugged terrain.   Early-morning arrival in Lima. You will be of Latin America. Overnight at hotel in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             > Cuzco: Plaza de Armas,
                         Be sure to pack                                                             Cuzco. B/L/D                                          day 3: lima – Paracas                                day 9: la Paz – sucre                                                                                                                                                                  Cuzco Cathedral and Temple of the Sun
                                                      transferred to your hotel.
                         appropriate clothing.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       > Sacsayhuaman Fortress
                         It will take a half-day                                                        day 9: Cuzco – sacred Valley of the Incas          day 4: Paracas: Ballestas Islands – Ica – Nazca      day 10: sucre – Potosi – Uyuni
                                                      day 3: lima – arequipa
                         to adapt to the high         Morning visit to the National Museum of           (Pisaq – Urubamba – Ollantaytambo)                 day 5: Nazca – arequipa                              day 11: Uyuni/salar:                                                                                                                                                                 > Q’enqo Labyrinth
                         altitude. During the                                                           Tour the local market of Pisaq and the ruins.
                         first few days, drink
                                                      Archaeology, Anthropology and History of                                                                                                                  Incahuasi Island – Tunupa Volcano – Uyuni –                                                                                                                                          > Puka Pukara
                         lots of water and eat        Peru. Transfer to the airport in the afternoon    Afternoon visit to Ollantaytambo and its Optional: Fly over the Nazca Lines (Excur-                     Oruro (overnight aboard a first class train)                                                                                                                                         > Tambomachay
                                                      for your flight to Arequipa, then transfer to     fortress. Overnight at hotel. B/L/D            sion must be booked and paid for prior to
                         light meals.
                                                      the hotel for your one-night stay. At leisure.                                                   departure. $99 CAD per person + airfield                 day 12: Oruro – la Paz                                                                                                                                                               > Lima: historic centre and modern
                                                                                                        day 10: sacred Valley – machu Picchu –         taxes for flight over Nazca Lines of approx.                                                                                                                                                                                                    neighbourhoods
                                                      B/L/D                                                                                                                                                     day 13: la Paz – Tiwanuku – desguadero –
                                                                                                        sacred Valley – Cuzco                          $9 USD per person, paid for locally).
                                                      day 4: arequipa                                   Morning transfer to the Ollantaytambo train                                                             Puno
                                                                                                        station for your train ride (2 class) to Aguas OPTION 3 : AMAZON FOREST POST-TOUR
                                                                                                                                      nd                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             aCCOmmOdaTION OR SIMILAR
                                                      Begin the morning with a guided tour of                                                                                                                   Prices and itineraries for Options 2 to 5 upon
                                                      the charming colonial town of Arequipa,           Calientes. Take a motor coach, to Machu days 6-13: Program identical to that of days                    request.                                                                                                                                                                             1 night in Lima
                                                      a UNESCO World Heritage Site located at           Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas and a 4-11 in Option 1.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Casa Andina Private Collection
                                                      the foot of El Misti Volcano. Visit the Santa     UNESCO World Heritage Site composed of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Miraflores 5★
                                                      Catalina Monastery, a small town in the           temples, palaces and steep stair-like roads. day 14: Cuzco – Puerto maldonado – madre de                                                                                                                                                                                                     or Thunderbird Miraflores 5★
                                                      heart of the city reminiscent of Andalusia.       Return to Cuzco by train via the Sacred Valley dios – monkey Island                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2 nights in Arequipa
                                                      Afternoon at leisure. B/L/D                       in the afternoon. B/L/D                        day 15: madre de dios – lost lagoon                                                                                                                                                                                                           Casa Andina Private Collection
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Arequipa 4★ or Cabildo 4★
                                                      day 5: arequipa – Chivay (Colca Canyon)           day 11: Cuzco                                      day 16: madre de dios – Gamitana River
                                                      Depart for the Colca Canyon, at the heart         Morning city tour including the Plaza de                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1 night in Chivay
                                                      of the Peruvian Andes. Cross the Pampa            Armas, Cuzco Cathedral and Temple of the           day 17: madre de dios – Puerto maldonado –                                                                                                                                                                                                Casa Andina Colca 3★
                                                      Canahuas and a vicuna (Peruvian camelid)          Sun. Visit four archaeological sites near Cuzco:   lima                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2 nights in Puno
                                                      reserve, then continue to Chivay. Enjoy an        the walled complex of Sacsayhuaman,                day 18: lima                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Casa Andina Private Collection
                                                      afternoon at leisure or transfer to La Calera     the Q’enqo Labyrinth, Puka Pukara and              City tour and return flight via the United                                                                                                                                                                                                Puno 4★ or Posada del Inca Puno 4★
                                                      thermal baths for swimming in the hot, sul-       Tambomachay. Afternoon at leisure, followed        States.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   3 nights in Cuzco
                                                      phurous waters (admission included). B/L/D        by a dinner show at a local restaurant. B/L/D                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Casa Andina Private Collection
                                                                                                                                                           day 19: Early-afternoon arrival in Toronto.                                                                                                                                                                                               Cusco 4★ or Picoaga 4★ or
                                                      day 6: Chivay – Puno                              day 12: Cuzco – lima – Toronto
                                                      Begin the morning with a scenic ride along        Transfer to the airport for your flight to         OPTION 4 : PARACAS & NAZCA PRE-TOUR AND                                                                                                                                                                                                   José Antonio 4★
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                                                      Colca River to the Cruz del Condor over-          Lima. Visit the historic centre and its modern     AMAZON FOREST POST-TOUR                                                                                                                            Andahuaylillas Church between Cuzco and Puno, Peru                                     1 night in the Sacred Valley
                                                      look to watch condors soar across the sky.        neighbourhoods following your arrival. The                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   of the Incas
                                                                                                                                                           day 1: Toronto – lima:                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Casa Andina Private Collection
                                                      Return to Chivay, passing the village of          rest of the afternoon is at leisure. At night,
                                                                                                        enjoy a farewell dinner at a restaurant over-      Depart Toronto for Lima via the United States.                                                                                                                                                                                            Yanahuara 4★ or Posada del
                                                      Pinchollo, the Antahuilque lookout point,
                                                      Choquetico, a pre-Incan cemetery and the          looking the ocean. Transfer to the airport         days 2-5: Program identical to that of days                                                                                                                                                                                               Inca Yucay 4★
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          eARLY Booking PRice                                                                        RePeAT
                                                      towns of Maca, Achoma and Yanque along            for your return flight to Toronto via the          2-5 in Option 2.                                      weDnesDAY DePARTURes                         RegULAR PRice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      90 DAYs AnD + 60 DAYs AnD +
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  cAsh PAYmenT                              BesT PRice             TRAveLLeR
                                                      the way. Depart for Puno. B/L/D                   United States. B/L                                                                                      Jan. 18, Feb. 8, Mar. 7                             $3079                 -$200          -$100        -$60                                     $2819                    -$60
                                                                                                                                                           days 6-13: Program identical to that of days
                                                      day 7: Puno – lake Titicaca – Puno                day 13: Toronto                                    4-11 in Option 1.                                    Apr. 11                                             $3219                 -$200          -$100        -$60                                     $2959                    -$60
                                                      A full-day boat excursion on Lake Titicaca, Afternoon arrival in Toronto.                                                                                 May 9                                               $3 1 1 9              -$200          -$100        -$60                                     $2859                    -$60
                                                                                                                                                           days 14-19: Program identical to that of             July 4                                              $3449                 -$200          -$100        -$60                                     $3189                    -$60
                                                      the world’s highest navigable lake (3,809
                                                      metres above sea level). Visit the floating                                                          days 12-17 in Option 3.                              Aug. 1                                              $3539                 -$200          -$100        -$60                                     $3279                    -$60
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sept. 5                                             $3219                 -$200          -$100        -$60                                     $2959                    -$60
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                                                      islands of Uros and Taquile, whose 1,500
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Oct. 3                                              $3119                 -$200          -$100        -$60                                     $2859                    -$60
                                                      native inhabitants keep their ancient trad-                                                                                                               Oct. 31                                             $3219                 -$200          -$100        -$60                                     $2959                    -$60
                                                      itions alive. Lunch at a local restaurant in
                                                      Taquile and return to Puno. B/L/D                                                                                                                         Prices include: roundtrip flight aboard Lan Airlines in Class Q (subject to change without notice). Taxes and fees to be added: $495.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Prices are per person, based on double occupancy for Option 1.

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                           slow   moderate   fast
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                                                                                                                                                                                                    de Bahia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           4259*
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          $
                         10 DayS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Option 1, Mar. 23, 2012. Price is per person, based on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             double occupancy (taxes and fees to be added: $400).
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                                                     Passions of Brazil                                                                                         PARAGUAY
                                                                                                                                                                           Sao Paulo          Rio de Janeiro
                                                                                                                                                                                           Paraty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            > Stop in the unique town of Paraty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and stay in a Pousada
                                                     Brazil is not only the country of samba, soccer and Copacabana -                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       > Combined discovery of Rio
                                                     it’s a journey to the heart of a land populated by turquoise butterflies                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and Salvador de Bahia
                                                     and philodendrons! Succumb to the colonial charm of colourful Salvador                                 ARGENTINA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       > Take a schooner to the tropical islands
                                                     and Paraty, and the joie de vivre of Rio’s Cariocas.                                                                                     Pacific Ocean                                                                                                                                                                                                  > Half-day at leisure to explore Rio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              at your own pace
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            > Optional post-trip to Iguaçu Falls
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              or the Amazon

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tour hiGhliGhTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            > Salvador de Bahia: panoramic city tour,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Church of Nosso Senhor do Bonfim
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and Mercado Modelo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            > Bahia’s historic centre and Pelourinho
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              neighbourhood, with its baroque
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              churches, colourful homes, Church
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              of Sao Francisco and basilica
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            > Day at leisure in Salvador de Bahia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              with a selection of optional excursions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            > Rio de Janeiro: Sugarloaf Mountain,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              the Corcovado and view, colonial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              downtown and Candelaria Church and a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              panoramic city tour passing Flamengo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Park, the Sambadrome and mythical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Maracana soccer stadium (exterior view)
                                                                                                                                                                                            Rio de Janeiro     Iguaçu Falls                                                                                                                                                                                 > Paraty: discover the historic centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              on foot and enjoy a day at sea aboard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              a traditional schooner

                         GooD To know                OPTION 1 :                                       of this marvellous city, located between ocean     Day 9: Paraty - rio de Janeiro - Toronto                                                                                                                                                                                                           oPTional acTiviTieS
                                                                                                      and mountains in the world’s most beautiful        Depart for Rio de Janeiro and stop for lunch
                         Different tour guides       Day 1: Toronto – Sao Paulo – Salvador de Bahia
                                                                                                                                                         along the way. Transfer to the airport for your                                                                                                                                                                                                    > A day in Cachoeira
                         in Rio, Salvador de Bahia   Depart Toronto for Salvador via Sao Paulo.       bay. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a
                         and Paraty.                                                                  representative and transferred to the city.        flight to Toronto via Sao Paulo. B                                                                                                                                                                                                                 > A day in Praia do Forte
                                                     Day 2: Sao Paulo – Salvador de Bahia             Take a cable car up the famous Sugarloaf
                         Depending on availability                                                                                                       Day 10: Toronto
                         in Paraty, travellers may
                                                     Take a commuter flight from Sao Paulo to         Mountain, a symbol of protection that              Arrival in Toronto.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                accoMMoDaTion OR SIMILAR
                         be lodged in different      Salvador. Upon arrival, you will be greeted      watches over Guanabara Bay. The mountain
                                                     by a representative. Salvador was the first                                                         OPTION 2: POsT-TOur TO Iguaçu Falls
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            3 nights in Salvador de Bahia
                         Pousadas.                                                                    rises 395 metres above Rio de Janeiro, offering                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Villa Galé Salvador 4★
                                                     colonial capital of Brazil and was the largest   a stunning view over the city: coastline and       Extend your stay with a post-tour at Iguaçu
                         Commuter flights are not                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           2 nights in Rio de Janeiro
                         accompanied by a guide.     Portuguese speaking city after Lisbon. Today     Copacabana’s curving beaches on one end,           Falls, one of the world’s most important and
                                                     it is the fourth most populous Brazilian city    and the Flamengo city centre on the other.         most famous waterfalls, located on the bor-                                                                                                                                                                                                        Leme Othon Palace 4★
                                                     with more African presence than any other        B/L/D                                              der of Brazil and Argentina. Don’t miss out on                                                                                                                                                                                                     2 nights in Paraty
                                                     place in the country. Enjoy a panoramic city                                                        the chance to discover Brazil and Argentina’s                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pousada Porto Imperial
                                                     tour with admission to the baroque church of     Day 6: rio de Janeiro                              beautiful coasts!
                                                     Nosso Senhor Do Bonfim, followed by a visit      Travel by train on the Corcovado Railway
                                                                                                      or drive through the forest to the 710-metre       DayS 1-9: Program identical to that of option 1,
                                                     to Mercado Modelo, the largest handicraft
                                                     market in northeast Brazil. Late-afternoon       Corcovado Mountain that dominates Rio.             with a night in Rio de Janeiro.
                                                     check-in at hotel. D                             The giant statue of Jesus is located atop          Day 10: rio de Janeiro – iguaçu Falls
                                                                                                      its peak, from which you can see the city’s
                                                     Day 3: SalvaDor De Bahia                         layout and admire one of the best views of         Day 11: iguaçu Falls
                                                     Spend the day in Bahia, Brazil’s Capital of      Rio. Explore the city’s colonial downtown
                                                     Happiness, known for its unique ambience,                                                           Day 12: iguaçu Falls - rio de Janeiro - Toronto
                                                                                                      area, Candelaria Church, lively little streets     Return flight via Sao Paulo.
                                                     architectural treasures and baroque splen-       and ancient colonial dwellings dating back
                                                     dour. Tour the historic centre and Pelourinho                                                       Day 13: arrival in Toronto.
                                                                                                      to the 18th and 19th centuries. Then take a
                                                     neighbourhood, a UNESCo World Heritage
                                                     Site whose baroque churches and brightly         panoramic city tour passing Flamengo Park,         OPTION 3: POsT-TOur IN The amazON
                                                     painted homes make it a true work of colonial    the Sambadrome and mythical Maracana               Extend your stay with a post-tour in the
                                                     art. Visit the Church of Sao Francisco and       (exterior view), the world’s largest soccer        Amazon to discover the jungle and Brazilian
                                                     a basilica, followed by a lunch of local fare    stadium. B/L                                       coast, in all its splendour and authenticity.
                                                     and time at leisure in this charming city that Day 7: rio De Janeiro - ParaTy                       DayS 1-9: Program identical to that of option 1,
                                                     throbs to the beat of local music, day and Morning and lunch at leisure. Depart for Paraty,         with a night in Rio de Janeiro.
                                                     night. B/L/D                                    a UNESCo World Heritage Site since 1966
                                                                                                                                                         Day 10: rio de Janeiro – Manaus
                                                                                                     with colonial architecture against a moun-
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                                                     Day 4: SalvaDor De Bahia
                                                     Day at leisure or participation in optional tainous backdrop. Isolated and neglected                Day 11: amazon
                                                     excursions, such as a full-day tour of the for over 50 years, Paraty remains the best               Day 12: amazon
                                                     picturesque village of Cachoeira, located past preserved of Brazil’s 17 and 18 century
                                                                                                                                th        th

                                                     sugarcane, cocoa and tobacco plantations cities. Stroll through the historic centre                 Day 13: Manaus – rio de Janeiro
                                                     (lunch included, excursion must be booked and admire its stone paved back-alleys,                   Day 14: rio de Janeiro - Toronto
                                                     and paid for prior to departure, minimum house façades decorated with earthenware,                  Return flight via Sao Paulo.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Corcovado, Rio de Janeiro
                                                     2 participants required, $180 CAD per person) and vibrantly coloured shutters and doors.
                                                     or a full-day tour of Praia Do Forte, where This small town is surrounded by verdant                Day 15: arrival in Toronto.
                                                     the region’s most beautiful beaches are hills plunging into the sea. overnight in a                 Prices and itineraries for Options 2 and
                                                     found (lunch included, excursion must Pousada. B                                                    3 upon request.                                                                                                                EARLY BookIng PRIcE                                                                            REPEAT
                                                     be booked and paid for prior to departure, Day 8: ParaTy                                                                                                   FRIDAY DEPARTURES                           REgULAR PRIcE                                       cASh PAYmEnT                                  BEST PRIcE             TRAvELLER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    90 DAYS AnD + 60 DAYS AnD +
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                                                     minimum 2 participants required, $180 CAD Embark on a traditional schooner for a day                                                                      Mar. 23                                             $4579                -$200          -$100        -$60                                         $4319                     -$60
                                                     per person). B/D                                                                                                                                          May 18                                              $4649                -$200          -$100        -$60                                         $4389                     -$60
                                                                                                     at sea in an archipelago of emerald-green
                                                                                                                                                                                                               Sept. 14, Oct. 19                                   $4649                -$200          -$100        -$60                                         $4389                     -$60
                                                     Day 5: Salvador de Bahia - rio de Janeiro       waters and tiny tropical islands. Stop at several
                                                     Transfer to the airport for your commuter remote islands for swimming and have lunch                                                                      Prices include: Roundtrip flight aboard Air Canada in Class W (subject to change without notice). Taxes and fees to be added: $400. Not included: Visa for Brazil (approx. $82 CAD), to be
                                                     flight to Rio de Janeiro and discover the charm on board. Mid-afternoon return to Paraty. B/L                                                             obtained prior to departure. Prices are per person, based on double occupancy Option 1.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                subject to change. For information on our services and inclusions, see pages 4 and 5.
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  ThE cAll of ThE wIld           28 ↗ 29
— souTh AfrIcAN drEAms           30 ↗ 31
— mINI Tours                     32 ↗ 33
EGYPT
— clAssIc EGYPT & ThE rEd sEA    34 ↗ 35
— uPPEr EGYPT & ThE NIlE         36 ↗ 37
m0rocco & TuNIsIA
— mAGIcAl morocco                38 ↗ 39
— TuNIsIAN hIGhlIGhTs            40 ↗ 41
— sAhArAN ExPlorEr               42 ↗ 43
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                            slow   moderate   fast
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3999*
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                          12 DAYS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Option 1, Apr. 18, 2012. Price is per person, based on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        double occupancy (taxes and fees to be added: $595).
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       > 6-passenger minibus in Kenya and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         6-passenger 4x4 in Tanzania for
                                                       THE CALL OF THE WILD                                                                                Serengeti
                                                                                                                                                                         Nairobi                                                                                                                                                                                                                         added comfort
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       > Kenya: Amboseli set against the
                                                       Travel to Kenya and Tanzania and experience the real Africa, as you explore some                                              Amboseli                                                                                                                                                                                                            backdrop of Kilimanjaro
                                                       of the world’s most spectacular reserves. Admire wild animals and discover magnificent        N’Gorongoro                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       > Tanzania and 2 UNESCO World
                                                       landscapes. Tanzania welcomes fewer visitors than its neighbour, so this grand safari                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Heritage Sites: N’Gorongoro Crater
                                                       provides an authentic view of this fascinating continent. If you only plan to travel once                                 Arusha                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and the Serengeti plains
                                                       to Africa, this safari is the perfect choice!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   > Accommodation in a tree-top hotel
                                                                                                                                                                 Tarangire                                                                                                                                                                                                                               at the foot of Mount Kenya (UNESCO
                                                                                                                                                                               TANZANIA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         World Heritage Site)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       > 2 nights in N’Gorongoro in a full-day
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         safari in this unique park
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       > Quality accommodation chosen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         for their location. For your comfort,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         you will spend 2 consecutive nights
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         in some of the lodges.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Tour hiGhliGhTS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       > Safari around the lake in Naruku
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       > Animal observation in Mount Kenya
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       > Nairobi: orientation tour and lunch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         at “Carnivore Restaurant”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       > Amboseli: 2 safaris
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       > Tarangire: 2 safaris
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Amboseli   Masai                                                                                                                                                                                     > Serengeti: 3 safaris
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       > Museum of Olduvai Gorge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       > Arusha: panoramic tour, Tanzanian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Culture and History Museum
                          GooD To KNow                 option 1 :                                         DAY 7 : Tarangire – Serengeti                    DAY 12 : Toronto
                                                                                                          Enjoy tea or coffee before setting out on a      Arrival in Toronto.
                          Vehicles and rangers         DAY 1 : Toronto - Nairobi                          safari along the river to an area with a high                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                AccoMMoDATioN OR SIMILAR
                          cannot cross the border      Depart Toronto for Nairobi, via Amsterdam.
                          separating both countries,                                                      concentration of impalas, giraffes, water-       option 2 : extension in zanzibar                                                                                                                                                                                                            1 night in Nairobi
                          so you must change           DAY 2 : Nairobi                                    bucks, elks, rhinoceroses and elephants.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Hilton 4★
                          vehicles at the border                                                                                                           DAYS 1 - 10 : Program identical to that of days
                                                       Upon arrival at the end of the day, you’ll be      Buffet breakfast. Enjoy a second safari among                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 night in Nakuru
                          crossing.                                                                                                                        1-10 in Option 1.
                                                       greeted by your ranger/driver. Transfer to         the baobabs and acacias, on the look out for                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Nakuru Lodge
                          Border crossing into         your hotel and settle in. D                        more animals. Packed lunch on the way to         DAY 11 : N'Gorongoro - Arusha - Zanzibar                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 night in Mount Kenya
                          Tanzania: Presentation                                                          Serengeti, Tanzania’s largest park. You’ll be
                          of yellow fever              DAY 3 : Nairobi – Nakuru                                                                            DAYS 12 - 14 : Zanzibar                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Mountain Lodge 3★
                          vaccination record
                                                                                                          amazed by the vast vistas and large herds of
                                                       Depart for Nakuru, renowned for its salt-          herbivores, closely followed by their natural                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1 night in Amboseli
                          and entry visa required.                                                                                                         DAY 15 : Zanzibar - Arusha - Toronto                                                                                                                                                                                                        Serena Amboseli Lodge 5★
                                                       water lake and abundance of pink flamingos.        predators, that cross the savannah. Arrival
                          The major roads in                                                                                                               Return flight via Amsterdam.
                                                       B/L/D
                                                                                                          at the lodge. B/L/D                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1 night in Tarangire
                          Tanzania are better than                                                                                                         DAY 16 : Toronto                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Tarangire Sopa Lodge 4★
                          those in Kenya, but park     DAY 4 : Nakuru – Mount Kenya                       DAY 8 : Serengeti
                          trails are less gradient.    Set out on a safari amongst the deep forests                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 night in Serengeti
                          Even well-maintained                                                            Early morning wake-up with time for tea or Prices and itinerary upon request.                                                                                                                                                                                                                Serengeti Sopa Lodge 4★
                                                       of gigantic trees surrounding the lake. The        coffee before setting out on a safari at day-
                          trails can sometimes
                          become challenging.          park is well-known for its rhinoceros popu-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     2 nights in N’Gorongoro
                                                                                                          break. Buffet breakfast at the lodge. Spend the
                                                       lation, which although difficult to spot, are                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   N’Gorongoro Sopa Lodge 4★
                          Depending on where           a common sight in Nakuru. Its vast colonies        morning on a safari in Serengeti’s immense
                          your accommodation or        of pink flamingos number in the thousands          savannahs, home to almost every animal
                          the animals are located,                                                        under the sun, including the big cats. Lunch,
                          two safaris may be           during certain periods. Have lunch at the
                                                       lodge and drive to Mount Kenya, a UNESCO           followed by another safari. Lovers of wide-
                          combined into one.
                                                                                                          open spaces will be in seventh heaven. Re-
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                          Some of the itineraries      World Heritage Site. Once you arrive at the
                          may be reversed due          timbered tree lodge, you’ll have some time         turn to the lodge at sunset. B/L/D
                          to trail conditions.         to observe the animals that frequent the           DAY 9 : Serengeti – N’Gorongoro
                          Children under 7 years       watering hole at the foot of the lodge. B/L/D  Travel to Olduvai Gorge, considered the
                          of age are not admitted
                          to the Mountain-Lodge        DAY 5 : Mount Kenya – Nairobi – Amboseli       cradle of humanity. Visit a small museum
                          in Mount Kenya.              Depart for Nairobi after observing the that depicts the beginnings of mankind on
                                                       animals around the lodge one last time. Orien- earth. Continue to N’Gorongoro. B/L/D
                                                       tation tour of Nairobi. Lunch at "Carnivore
                                                                                                      DAY 10 : N’Gorongoro
                                                       Restaurant." Continue to Amboseli, the
                                                                                                      Full-day safari in the N’Gorongoro Crater,
                                                       famous reserve located at the foot of Kili-
                                                       manjaro. Settle in at the lodge, and then an extinct volcano with a thriving animal                                                                   N'Gorongoro Crater, Tanzania
                                                       leave on safari to observe the reserve’s rich population. You will be amazed by the spec-
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                                                       wildlife in picture-perfect surroundings. tacle unfolding before your eyes during the
                                                       The park is well-known for its herds of descent. Thousands of animals live in the
                                                       elephants, giraffes, zebras, antelopes and big reserve, and it is even common to run across                                                                                                                                    eARLY Booking PRice                                                                            RePeAT
                                                       cats (lions and cheetahs). Return to the lodge rhinoceroses, which are notoriously difficult                                                           weDnesDAY DePARTURes                        RegULAR PRice
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                                                       at sunset. B/L/D                               to spot. Picnic-style lunch. Return to the                                                             Nov. 23                                            $4779                    -             -          - $60                                          -                      - $60
                                                                                                      lodge in the late afternoon. B/L/D                                                                     Dec. 7                                             $4779                    -          - $100        - $60                                        $4619                    - $60
                                                       DAY 6 : Amboseli – Tarangire                                                                                                                          Jan. 11, 25, Feb. 15                               $5049                 - $200        - $100        - $60                                        $4789                    - $60
                                                       You’ll have time for tea or coffee before em-      DAY 11 : N’Gorongoro – Arusha – Toronto
                                                                                                                                                                                                             Mar. 14                                            $4879                 - $200        - $100        - $60                                        $4619                    - $60
                                                       barking on a safari at daybreak to admire ele-     Depart for Arusha for a quick panoramic                                                            Apr. 18                                            $4319                 - $200        - $100        - $60                                        $4059                    - $60
                                                       phants, giraffes, zebras, antelopes, lions and     tour of the second largest city in Tanzania.                                                       July 4, 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 5                       $5779                 - $200        - $100        - $60                                        $5519                    - $60
                                                       cheetahs against a backdrop of snowy peaks.        Then, visit the Culture and History Museum                                                         Sept. 19, Oct. 10                                  $5129                 - $200        - $100        - $60                                        $4869                    - $60
                                                       Return to the lodge for a buffet breakfast.        before a short drive through Arusha with                                                           Oct. 24                                            $5029                 - $200        - $100        - $60                                        $4769                    - $60
                                                       Depart for the border crossing at Namanga          your guide/driver. Transfer to the airport for                                                     Prices include: Roundtrip flight aboard KLM in Class Q (subject to change without notice). Taxes and fees to be added: $595. Not included: Visa for Tanzania (approx. $75 CAD) and Visa
                                                       before continuing on to Arusha. Travel to          your return flight to Toronto via Amsterdam.                                                       for Kenya (approx. $52 CAD) to be obtained prior to departure. Prices are per person, based on double occupancy for Option 1.
                                                       Tarangire and arrive at the lodge. B/L/D           B/L


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                          17 days                                                                                                                                    Pilgrim’s Rest        Kapama                                                                                                                                                                                                Jan. 20, 2012. Price is per person, based on double
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  occupancy (taxes and fees to be added: $560).
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                                                                                                                                                   SOUTH                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      > Complete tour of South Africa
                                                                                                                                                                                             Hluhluwe -
                                                                                                                                                   AFRICA                                    St. Lucia                                                                                                                                                                                        > Four safaris, including one on foot

                                                      DREAMS
                                                                                                                                                                          LESOTHO                                                                                                                                                                                                               and one at night
                                                                                                                                                                                Durban
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TOuR HiGHliGHTs
                                                      Embark on an exciting journey through South Africa and take in the
                                                      beauty, contrasts and history this immense multicultural country has to                                                             Indian                                                                                                                                                                                              > Cape Town: Table Mountain, Bo-Kaap,
                                                                                                                                                              Little Karoo                Ocean                                                                                                                                                                                                 the Kirstenbosch botanical gardens and
                                                      offer. Discover the renowned Vineyard Valley with its Cape Dutch-style                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    the Cape Peninsula
                                                      houses, spectacular panoramas of Little Karoo, the famed Garden Route           Worcester              Oudtshoorn
                                                      and the abundant African fauna on various safaris in private nature         Cape Town                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   > The Wine Route: Stellenbosch and
                                                                                                                                                        Knysna          Port Elizabeth                                                                                                                                                                                                          Franschhoek
                                                      reserves and national parks.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              > Wine tasting and lunch at a vineyard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              > Little Karoo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              > Ostrich breeding farm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              > Cango Caves
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              > Excursion on a 4x4 in the private
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                natural reserve of Featherbed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              > The Garden Route
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              > Durban
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              > Zululand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              > Safari on a 4x4 in the Hluhluwe and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Kapama Reserves and Kruger Park
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              > Cruise along the St. Lucia estuary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              > Zulu Croc sanctuary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              > Boma dinner and Zulu dance
                                                                                                                                                                                             Cape Town      Blyde River Canyon                                                                                                                                                                  performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              > The Kingdom of Swaziland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              > On foot safari in the Mlilwane Reserve
                          GOOd TO KnOW                day 1: Toronto – Cape Town                      day 7: Oudtshoorn – Knysna                         of Swaziland, a verdant hilly region known         alongside the Steenkampberg mountain                                                                                                                                              > Swazi village
                                                      Depart Toronto for Cape Town via the United Morning departure for Knysna, known for                as the Switzerland of Africa. Head to the          range, whose highest peak towers over the                                                                                                                                         > Blyde River Canyon
                          The on-foot safari groups   States and Johannesburg.                        its precious wood. Visit the private natural
                          will each be accompanied                                                                                                       Mlilwane Reserve, the oldest national Swazi        Mpumalanga region. Stop at Corn & Cob
                                                                                                      reserve of Featherbed, accessible only by boat,    park, located near Ezulwini and Malkerns.          for lunch on a farm, where you will discover                                                                                                                                      > The museum city of Pilgrim’s Rest
                          by two armed rangers,       day 2: Cape Town
                          who are familiar with                                                       and cross the Knysna lagoon. Hop on a 4x4          Guides will greet you for your on-foot safari.     typical houses and Ndebele art. Enjoy a                                                                                                                                           > Misty Mountain
                          the surroundings and        Evening arrival and transfer to your hotel.     for an ecological adventure and guided tour        Follow the animal tracks and your guide’s          delicious dinner at Carnivore Restaurant.
                          accustomed to animal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              > Dinner at Carnivore Restaurant
                                                      day 3: Cape Town                                through the forests to explore the cliffsides,     instructions. B/L/D                                B/L/D
                          behaviour.
                                                      Morning at leisure to settle into your sur- caves and rocky coastline. Take an afternoon                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                > The city of Pretoria and its Voortrekker
                                                                                                                                                         day 12: swaziland – swazi Village –                day 16: Johannesburg – Pretoria –                                                                                                                                                   monument
                                                      roundings. Then take a cable-car up Table ferry ride to the Knysna waterfront and enjoy            White River                                        Johannesburg - Toronto
                                                      Mountain to view one of the world’s most some leisure time. B/L/D                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       > Panoramic tour of Soweto
                                                                                                                                                         Start the day with a visit to the Swazi vil-       Visit Pretoria and its Church Square, Union
                                                      spectacular panoramas. Enjoy an after- day 8: Knysna – Port elizabeth – durban                     lage of Matsamo, followed by a traditional         Buildings, government headquarters, mag-
                                                      noon city tour of the many neighbourhoods Journey along the Garden Route and cross                 African lunch and sampling of local dishes.        nificent gardens and monument to the                                                                                                                                              aCCOmmOdaTiOn OR SIMILAR
                                                      and sites around Cape Town including the South Africa’s Garden of Eden, a combina-                 Tour the area and discover Swazi customs           Voortrekkers, witness to Afrikaner history.                                                                                                                                       3 nights in Cape Town
                                                      Malay neighbourhood of Bo-Kaap and the tion of deserted beaches, peaceful lagoons,                 and language, which possess a strong Sotho         Depart for Soweto and enjoy local specialties
                                                      Kirstenbosch botanical gardens. B/D                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Garden Court Eastern Boulevard 3★
                                                                                                      tropical forests and majestic mountains.           influence. Return to South Africa (clear           at a shebeen (traditional pub that originated
                                                                                                      The thousand-year-old Big Tree can be              customs at the Swaziland-South African             in the apartheid era) for lunch. End your                                                                                                                                         1 night in Worcester
                                                      day 4: The Cape Peninsula
                                                      Enjoy a full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula. spotted between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.           borders). B/L/D                                    adventure with a panoramic tour of Soweto                                                                                                                                         Protea Cumberland 4★
                                                      Take a boat to the seal inhabited Duiker Transfer to the Port Elizabeth airport for your                                                              and transfer to the Johannesburg airport for                                                                                                                                      1 night in Oudtshoorn
                                                                                                                                                         day 13: White River – Kruger Park – Kapama
                                                      Island, followed by a visit to Simon’s Town and flight to Durban. B/L                                                                                 your return flight via the United States. B/L
                                                                                                                                                         Private Reserve                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Queens 4★
                                                      Boulders Beach, home to its own penguin day 9: durban – Hluhluwe                                   Depart early in the morning for a safari on a      day 17: Toronto
                                                      colony. After a seafood lunch, pass through Take a guided morning tour of the exotic                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 night in Knysna
                                                                                                                                                         4x4 to Kruger Park, home to Africa’s greatest      Arrival in Toronto.
                                                      the Cape of Good Hope reserve. Return to town of Durban, a cosmopolitan melting pot                variety of animals. There will be time to settle                                                                                                                                                                                     Knysna Hollow 4★
                                                      Cape Town for supper at leisure on the of English, Indian and African influences.                                                                     Prolong your stay with mini tours of Victoria
                                                                                                                                                         in at the lodge before taking another 4x4 for                                                                                                                                                                                        1 night in Durban
                                                      Waterfront and experience the city’s night- Stroll along the Golden Mile’s seaside                 a late-afternoon safari in the Kapama Private      Waterfalls, Sun City, Namibia or Botswana.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Holiday Inn Express Umhlanga 4★
                                                      life at your own pace. B/L                      promenade before departing for Zululand,           Reserve. Stop to admire the sunset, scenery        Details on pages 32 and 33.
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                                                      day 5: Cape Town – Wine Route – Worcester located between the Transkei border to the
                                                                                                                                                         and wildlife. Discover nocturnal wildlife on a
                                                                                                                                                         night safari and return to the lodge for a Boma    Prices upon request.                                                                                                                                                              Hotel Hluhluwe 3★
                                                      Take the wine route to South Africa’s well- south and that of Swaziland to the north.
                                                                                                                                                         dinner under the starry night sky. B/L/D
                                                      known vineyards. Visit the important wine- The Zulu territory is vast and rich in history                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               1 night in Swaziland
                                                      producing town of Stellenbosch, dotted and culture. B/D                                            day 14: Kapama Private Reserve – Blyde                                                                                                                                                                                               Lugogo Sun 4★
                                                      with Dutch-style houses. Enjoy wine tasting day 10: Hluhluwe Reserve – st. lucia –                 River Canyon – Pilgrim’s Rest – misty                                                                                                                                                                                                1 night in White River
                                                      and lunch in the wine production centre. Hluhluwe Reserve                                          mountain
                                                      From here, continue on to the French Embark on a 4x4 for your safari to the                        Enjoy one last 4x4 safari in the Kapama Private                                                                                                                                                                                      The Winkler 4★
                                                      quarter of Franschhoek, followed by a city Hluhluwe Reserve, known for its large popula-           Reserve before breakfast at the lodge, Then                                                                                                                                                                                          1 night in the Kapama
                                                      tour and visit to the Huguenot museum. tion of white rhinoceros. Numerous species                  visit the magnificent region of Drakensberg,                                                                                                                                                                                         Private reserve
                                                      Overnight in Worcester. B/L                     abound in the region’s ecologically diverse        brimming with natural treasures. Travel                                                                                                                                                                                              Kapama River Lodge 4★
                                                                                                      vegetation. Return to the lodge for break-         through the mountains and stop at numerous
                                                      day 6: Worcester – little Karoo –                                                                  points of interest including God’s Window,                                                                                                                                                                                           1 night in Misty Mountain
                                                                                                      fast and continue to the St. Lucia estuary,
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                                                      Oudtshoorn                                                                                         which offers stunning views. Travel to one of                                                                                                                                                                                        Misty Mountain 3★
                                                      Depart for Little Karoo and admire the surrounded by forests, mangroves and sand                   the most spectacular points along the route,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Safari
                                                      spectacular scenery along Route 62. Cross dunes. Spot groups of hippopotamuses,                    the impressive Blyde River Canyon, which is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 night in Johannesburg
                                                      the Breede River Valley and pass Robertson crocodiles, birds, fish and other animals as            dominated by three peaks and is a spectacle                                                                                                                                                                                          Misty Hills 4★
                                                      and Ashton on the way to Montagu, where you cruise the estuary. Enjoy a light lunch                of striking beauty. Tour the historical city of
                                                      fruit crops and wineries abound. Head for on board, visit the Zulu Croc reptile park               Pilgrim’s Rest at the end of the day. B/D                                                                                     EARLY BookIng PRIcE                                                                   REPEAT
                                                                                                      and return to the Hluhluwe Reserve. Enjoy                                                              FRIDAY DEPARTURES                            REgULAR PRIcE                                        cASh PAYmEnT                                   BEST PRIcE
                                                      Oudtshoorn, where we will visit an ostrich-                                                                                                                                                                                  90 DAYS AnD + 60 DAYS AnD +                                                             TRAvELLER
                                                                                                      a traditional Boma dinner and Zulu dance           day 15: misty mountain – Johannesburg
                                                      breeding farm and learn about the history                                                                                                             Jan. 20, Feb. 24, Mar. 30                            $5319                 - $200        - $100        - $60                                        $5059        - $60
                                                                                                      performance (time permitting). B/L/D               Depart for the region of Kwandebele, whose
                                                      of the ostrich feather industry. After lunch                                                                                                          May 18                                               $5819                 - $200        - $100        - $60                                        $5559        - $60
                                                      we will visit the Cango Caves and take day 11: Hluhluwe Reserve – mlilwane Park –                  Ndebele population is known for their              Sept. 14, Oct. 19                                    $5399                 - $200        - $100        - $60                                        $5139        - $60
                                                      a guided walk through the magnificent swaziland                                                    colourful geometric houses. Cross the prairies     Prices include: roundtrip flight aboard South African Airlines in Class L (subject to change without notice). Taxes and fees to be added: $560.
                                                      stalagmite formations. B/L                      Depart for the small independent kingdom                                                              Prices are per person, based on double occupancy.

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                                   gOOD TO kNOW                dEpARTURE FROM JOHANNESBURG                                                                                             dEpARTURE FROM JOHANNESBURG                                                                                                 dEpARTURE FROM JOHANNESBURG                                                                                                dEpARTURE FROM JOHANNESBURG                                                                                         gOOD TO kNOW
                                   Minimum number of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Minimum number of
                                   participants required.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         participants required.
                                                               NAMIBIA MINI TOUR                                                                                                       SUN CITY MINI TOUR                                                                                                          VICTORIA FALLS MINI TOUR                                                                                                   BOTSWANA MINI TOUR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  For Botswana Mini Tour 
                                                               6 DAYS / 15 MEALS                                                                                                       4 DAYS / 4 MEALS                                                                                                            4 DAYS / 6 MEALS                                                                                                           5 DAYS / 11 MEALS                                                                                                   Commuter flight: guests
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  are limited to flexible
                                                               OpTIONAL ExTENSION TO ThE SOUTh AFRICAN DREAMS TOUR                                                                     OpTIONAL ExTENSION TO ThE SOUTh AFRICAN DREAMS TOUR                                                                         OpTIONAL ExTENSION TO ThE SOUTh AFRICAN DREAMS TOUR                                                                        OpTIONAL ExTENSION TO ThE SOUTh AFRICAN DREAMS TOUR                                                                 luggage weighing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  no more than 20 kg
                                                               DAY 1: Johannesburg                                                                                                     Prolong your stay with a mini tour of Sun City, an impressive                                                               Prolong your stay with a short trip to the magnificent Victoria                                                            This short tour will allow you to discover Botswana during two                                                      (including carry-on
                                                               Transfer to the hotel for your overnight stay. D                                                                        resort with a variety of hotels, amusement parks and casinos.                                                               Falls, the world’s largest and most beautiful waterfall.                                                                   different camping trips, on land and on water. Experience one of                                                    baggage).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Africa’s most beautiful reserves, famous for its abundant fauna.
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                                                               DAY 2: Johannesburg – Windhoek – Swakopmund – Walvis Bay                                                                DAY 1: Johannesburg                                                                                                         DAY 1 : Johannesburg
                                                               Transfer to the airport for your flight to Windhoek. After checking-                                                    Transfer to the hotel for your overnight stay. D                                                                            Transfer to your hotel for your overnight stay. D                                                                          DAY 1 : Johannesburg
                                                               in at the hotel, depart for Swakopmund and visit the oldest seaside                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Transfer to the hotel for your overnight stay. D
                                                                                                                                                                                       DAY 2: Johannesburg – Sun City                                                                                              DAY 2 : Johannesburg – Victoria Falls
                                                               resort, lined with palm trees. Today a popular vacation spot,                                                                                                                                                                                       Transfer to the airport for your flight to Victoria Falls. Upon                                                            DAY 2 : Johannesburg – Camp Okavango
                                                               thanks to the temperate climate, charm and relaxing ambience.                                                           Depart for Sun City and check in to your hotel upon arrival. B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a dinner                                                             Transfer to the Johannesburg airport for your flight to Maun.
                                                               Depart for Walvis Bay and a 2-night stay at your hotel. B/L/D                                                           DAY 3: Sun City                                                                                                             cruise at sunset on the Zambezi River and spot hippopota-                                                                  Take a commuter flight to Camp Okavango (on water) on
                                                               DAY 3: Walvis Bay
                                                                                                                                                                                       At leisure. B                                                                                                               muses, crocodiles and elephants. Overnight at hotel. B/D                                                                   Nxaragha Island, whose eleven tents sit on raised teak platforms.
                                                               Explore the port by boat. Discover Bird Island, a refuge for                                                            DAY 4: Sun City – Johannesburg                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Get settled and have lunch, then take off on your first safari in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   DAY 3 : Victoria Falls
                                                               hundreds of the Cape’s cormorants, and Pelican Point, with its                                                          Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to the Johannesburg                                                                                                                                                                                             the afternoon. Explore the Okavango via mokoro or motorboat,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Discover the falls in the morning. Enjoy time at leisure or                                                                observe hundreds of bird species on a guided nature walk or opt
                                                               sea lion and pink flamingo colonies. Oysters and champagne                                                              airport. B                                                                                                                  participate in a variety of optional excursions: fly over the falls
                                                               will be served during the excursion. Enjoy a picnic lunch on                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   for fishing. Return to the lodge. B/L/D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   on a helicopter, ride an elephant, interact with lions, visit an
                                                               the desert dunes. Cross the dunes on a 4x4 until you reach
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   African village or enjoy a canoe ride (must be paid locally,                                                               DAY 3 : Camp Okavango – Camp Moremi
                                                               Sandwich Harbour, a lagoon surrounded by the dunes of the                                                                                                                                                                                           minimum number of participants required). B/D                                                                              Take a commuter flight to Camp Moremi (on land). Settle into
                                                               Namib Desert and the Atlantic Ocean. B/L/D                                                                              Johannesburg
                                                                                                                                                                                       Garden Court Milpark 3★                                                                                                                                                                                                                                one of eleven elegant tents and depart on a mid-afternoon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   DAY 4 : Victoria Falls – Johannesburg
                                                               DAY 4: Walvis Bay – Sossusvlei                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 safari by 4x4. Return to the lodge. B/L/D
                                                                                                                                                                                       Sun City                                                                                                                    Transfer to the airport for your flight to Johannesburg. B
                                                               Discover the famous Welvitchia Mirabilis, a peculiar plant                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     DAY 4: Camp Moremi
                                                               found exclusively in the foggy zones of the Namibian desert. See                                                        Sun City Main 4★
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ACCOMMODATION oR SIMILAR                                                                                                   Embark on a morning safari by 4x4 through Okavango, where
                                                               the Naukluft Mountains and Kuiseb Canyon before reaching the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   prides of lions are often sighted. Have lunch, relax and embark
                                                               Namib Desert. Check in to the lodge for your 2-night stay. B/L/D                                                                                                                                                                                    Johannesburg                                                                                                               on a 4x4 for your second safari. Return to the lodge. B/L/D
                                                               DAY 5: Sossusvlei
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Garden Court Milpark 3★
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              DAY 5: Camp Moremi – Johannesburg
                                                               Morning departure for the Sossusvlei national park and visit to                                                                                                                                                                                     Victoria Falls
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Kingdom 4★                                                                                                                 Enjoy the last sunrise before your departure, followed by a tour
                                                               one of the world’s highest dunes. Ride a 4x4 to Deadvlei, one of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               of the region and breakfast at the lodge. Take a commuter flight
                                                               Sossusvlei’s most peculiar sites, and discover its uniqueness dur-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             to Maun and fly to Johannesburg. B
                                                               ing a pleasant 1-hour hiking tour. Continue toward the Sesriem
                                                               Canyon, beautifully sculpted by the Tsauchab River. B/L/D
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              ACCOMMODATION oR SIMILAR
                                                               DAY 6: Sossusvlei - Windhoek
                                                               Morning departure for Windhoek. Stop for lunch along the way                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Johannesburg
                                                               and transfer to the Windhoek airport. B/L                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Garden Court Milpark 3★
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Botswana
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Camp okavango & Camp Moremi
                                                               ACCOMMODATION oR SIMILAR
                                                               Johannesburg
                                                               Garden Court Milpark 3★
                                                               Walvis Bay
                                                               Protea Pelican Bay 3★+
                                                               Sossusvlei
                                                               Sossusvlei Lodge 4★+

                                                            *Namibia Mini Tour: includes land portion and roundtrip flight between Johannesburg and Windhoek. Sun City Mini Tour: includes land portion only. Accommodation mentioned in itineraries are subject to change. For information on our              *Victoria Falls Mini Tour: includes land portion and roundtrip flight between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls. Not included: visa for Zimbabwe (approx. $100 CAD) to be obtained prior to departure. Botswana Mini Tour: includes land portion,
                                   32                       services and inclusions, se pages 4 and 5.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     33
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                roundtrip flight between Johannesburg and Maun, flight from Maun to Camp Okavango and flight from Camp Okavango to Camp Moremi. Accommodation mentioned in itineraries are subject to change. For information on our services and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                inclusions, se pages 4 and 5.
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                                                                                                                                                                         Hurghada
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     > Hotel in Cairo chosen for its comfort
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and central location

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     > In addition to the must-sees, visit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       unique sites like the Temple of Medinet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Habu or the Valley of the Nobles
                                                       Discover the bustling city of Cairo and the main tourist attractions along                                               Edfu                                                                                                                                                                                                                 > 3 days of relaxation by the sea
                                                       the Nile at Aswan and Luxor. End your tour with a beach getaway in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              in Hurghada
                                                       Hurghada, a famous seaside resort on the Red Sea.
                                                                                                                                                                         Aswan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Tour HiGHliGHTs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     > Egyptian Museum and tomb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       of Tutankhamen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     > Giza Plateau, Sphinx and the pyramids
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     > Hanging Church
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     > Ben Ezra Synagogue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     > Souk of Khan el-Khalili
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     > Aswan Dam and the Temple of Philæ
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     > Unfinished obelisk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     > Felucca ride along the Nile
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     > Temple of Kom Ombo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     > Horse-drawn carriage ride to Edfu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and the Temple of Horus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     > Esna Lock
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     > Traditional dinner and galabia-themed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       party
                                                                                                                                                                                    Medinet Habu Temple   " Sound & Light " show at Abu Simbel temple                                                                                                                                                > City of the Dead
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     > Valley of the Kings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     > Temple of Medinet Habu
                         Good To Know                  day 1: Toronto – Cairo                              day 6: luxor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              > Valley of the Nobles
                                                       Depart Toronto for Cairo via Paris.                 Discover the west bank of the Nile and City                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               > Colossi of Memnon
                         It may be difficult for                                                           of the Dead. Visit the Valley of the Kings,
                         people with reduced mo-       day 2: Cairo                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  > City of the Living
                         bility to access the cruise                                                       Temple of Medinet Habu and Valley of the
                                                       Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by a local   Nobles, and admire the Colossi of Memnon
                         vessels and sites.            representative and transferred to your hotel.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 > Temples of Luxor and Karnak
                                                                                                           on the boat ride back. In the afternoon,
                                                       day 3: Cairo                                        explore the east bank of the Nile and City of
                                                                                                           the Living. Tour the Temples of Luxor and
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                                                       The morning begins with a tour of the Egyp-
                                                       tian Museum, home to 120,000 ancient                Karnak, formerly connected by a sphinx-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   3 nights in Cairo
                                                       Egyptian antiquities including the treasure         lined approach. B/L/D                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Ramses Hilton 5★
                                                       room of Tutankhamen’s tomb. Visit the Giza          day 7: luxor – Hurghada
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     3-night cruise on the Nile
                                                       Plateau, including the wondrous Pyramid of          Disembark the cruise vessel and transfer to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               M/S Monaco 5★ or M/S Mojito 5★
                                                       Khufu, the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the       your hotel in Hurghada for a 3-night stay by                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              3 nights in Hurghada
                                                       Ancient World, and the mighty Sphinx. Conti-        the sea. B/D                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Marriott Hurghada 5★
                                                       nue to Old Cairo to the Moallaka Church
                                                       (Hanging Church) and Ben Ezra Synagogue.            days 8 & 9: Hurghada
                                                       Enjoy time at leisure for afternoon shopping        Hurghada is a beautiful seaside resort and
                                                       in the popular souk of Khan el-Khalili. B/L/D       one of the top diving sites in the world. Why
                                                                                                           not try snorkelling or scuba diving during
                                                       day 4: Cairo – aswan
                                                                                                           your two-day stay? Explore the city’s historical
                                                       Transfer to the airport for your flight to          sites and shop at the bazaar. Satisfy your
                                                       Aswan. Upon arrival visit Aswan’s surroun-          palate and feast on seafood in a traditional                                                   Red Sea
                                                       dings, including an overview of Aswan’s             or European-style restaurants or simply relax
                                                       High Dam and the unfinished obelisk at the          on the beach. B/D
                                                       ancient granite quarries. Continue to the
                                                       Temple of Philæ, dedicated to the goddess           day 10: Hurghada – Cairo
                                                       Isis, wife of Osiris and mother of Horus. The       Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo.                                                                                                                       EARLY BookING PRICE                                                                              REPEAT
                                                                                                                                                                                                           SUNDAY DEPARTURES                           REGULAR PRICE                                                           CASh PAYmENT               BEST PRICE              TRAVELLER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               90 DAYS AND + 60 DAYS AND +
                                                       entire temple was almost lost under water           Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13, 20                            $2999                    -             -                                  - $60                   -                       - $60
                                                       during construction of the High Dam. In a           hotel for time at leisure. Dinner and overnight
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Nov. 27                                            $2889                    -             -                                  - $60                   -                       - $60
                                                       major engineering feat the temple was moved         at the hotel. B/D
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dec. 4                                             $2879                    -          - $100                                - $60                 $2719                     - $60
                                                       to a new location and reconstructed to match
                                                                                                           day 11: Cairo – Toronto                                                                        Dec. 11                                            $3079                    -          - $100                                - $60                 $2919                     - $60
                                                       the original, hence preserving one of Egypt’s
                                                       most impressive temples. Embark on a                Transfer to the airport for your return flight                                                 Dec. 18                                            $3289                    -          - $100                                - $60                 $3129                     - $60
                                                                                                           to Toronto via Paris. B                                                                        Dec. 25                                            $3179                    -          - $100                                - $60                 $3019                     - $60
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                                                       felucca, a traditional Egyptian sailboat, and                                                                                                      Jan. 1                                             $2939                 - $200        - $100                                - $60                 $2679                     - $60
                                                       enjoy the view of Kitchener Island’s botanical                                                                                                     Jan. 8, 15, 22                                     $2839                 - $200        - $100                                - $60                 $2579                     - $60
                                                       gardens. In the late afternoon, embark on           ADDITIONAL NIGHTS AVAILABLE
                                                                                                           Prices upon request.                                                                           Jan. 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19                            $2919                 - $200        - $100                                - $60                 $2659                     - $60
                                                       your cruise vessel for a 3-night cruise. B/L/D                                                                                                     Feb. 26, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25                        $2979                 - $200        - $100                                - $60                 $2719                     - $60
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Apr. 1, 8                                          $3099                 - $200        - $100                                - $60                 $2839                     - $60
                                                       day 5: aswan – edfu – esna – luxor
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Apr. 15, 22                                        $2949                 - $200        - $100                                - $60                 $2689                     - $60
                                                       The cruise vessel will dock in the morning for
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Apr. 29, May 6                                     $2839                 - $200        - $100                                - $60                 $2579                     - $60
                                                       a visit to the Temple of Kom Ombo, whose                                                                                                           May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10, 17                     $2999                 - $200        - $100                                - $60                 $2739                     - $60
                                                       unique double design houses, courts, halls,                                                                                                        June 24, July 1, 8                                 $3399                 - $200        - $100                                - $60                 $3139                     - $60
                                                       sanctuaries and rooms were duplicated for                                                                                                          July 15, 22                                        $3479                 - $200        - $100                                - $60                 $3219                     - $60
                                                       the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god                                                                                                         July 29, Aug. 5, 12, 19                            $3529                 - $200        - $100                                - $60                 $3269                     - $60
                                                       Haroeris. Depart for Edfu where we will take                                                                                                       Aug. 26, Sept. 2, 9                                $3479                 - $200        - $100                                - $60                 $3219                     - $60
                                                       a horse-drawn carriage to the Temple of Edfu,                                                                                                      Sept. 16, 23                                       $3089                 - $200        - $100                                - $60                 $2829                     - $60
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                                                       dedicated to the god Horus and one of the                                                                                                          Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 14                               $3199                 - $200        - $100                                - $60                 $2939                     - $60
                                                       best-preserved temples in Egypt. Pass the                                                                                                          Oct. 21, 28                                        $3029                 - $200        - $100                                - $60                 $2769                     - $60
                                                       Esna Lock en route to Luxor in the afternoon.                                                                                                      Prices include: Roundtrip flight aboard Air France in Class Q (subject to change without notice). Taxes and fees to be added: $475. Not included: Visa for Egypt (approx. $26 CAD) to be
                                                       Enjoy a traditional dinner and attend a galabia                                                                                                    obtained prior to departure or $15 USD paid locally upon arrival. Prices are per person, based on double occupancy.
                                                       -themed party at night. B/L/D

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    > Tour of Egypt, from Cairo to Abu Simbel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    > Discover Egypt’s highlights in comfort

                                                     & THE NILE                                                                                                       Luxor
                                                                                                                                                                     Esna Edfu
                                                                                                                                                                                      S ea                                                                                                                                                                                                            aboard two cruise vessels, without
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      having to change hotels each day
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    > Attend two of the most spectacular
                                                     Combine two classic cruises on Lake Nasser and the Nile River for a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              sound and light shows in Egypt
                                                     unique cultural and historical discovery. A one-of-a-kind experience                                                        Kom Ombo
                                                                                                                                                                   Aswan                                                                                                                                                                                                                            > In-depth tour of Aswan: governor
                                                     awaits you at the sound and light shows of Abu Simbel and the Temple                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             tombs, Nubian Museum and more
                                                     of Philæ, not to mention the historical sites of the Upper Nile.                                      Wadi es-Sebua          Lake
                                                                                                                                                                                 Nasser
                                                                                                                                                                              Abu Simbel                                                                                                                                                                                                            TOur hiGhliGhTs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    >   Memphis and Saqqara
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    >   Giza Plateau, Sphinx and the pyramids
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    >   Papyrus Institute
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    >   Felucca ride along the Nile
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    >   Lord Kitchener’s botanical gardens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    >   Temples of Ramses II and Nefertari
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    >   Spectacular light and sound show at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Abu Simbel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    >   Qasr Ibrim
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    >   Temples of Amada and Deir,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and Tomb of Peinout
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    >   Wadi es-Sebua
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    >   Temple of Dakka
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    >   Temple of Meharakka
                                                                                                                                                                                           Lake Nasser   Kom Ombo                                                                                                                                                                                   >   Temple of Kalabsha
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    >   Temples of Ramses II at Beit el-Wali
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    >   Nubian Museum
                         GOOd TO KnOW                day 1: Toronto – Cairo                          day 8: aswan                                      day 13: Cairo – Toronto
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    >   Tombs of Elephantine governors
                                                     Depart Toronto for Cairo via Paris.        Cross the Nile to discover the tombs of the            Transfer to the airport for your return flight                                                                                                                                                                                                   and dignitaries
                         Day 4 consists of a full                                               Elephantine governors and dignitaries. After           to Toronto via Paris. B
                         day of travelling and       day 2: Cairo                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   >   Spice souk
                         sightseeing due to a very                                              noon at leisure to explore the colourful
                                                     Upon your arrival, you will be greeted and spice souk. At night, enjoy the light and              ADDITIONAL NIGHTS AVAILABLE
                         early-morning departure     transferred to your hotel.                                                                        Prices upon request.                                                                                                                                                                                                                         >   Romantic light and sound show
                         and a late finish to the                                               sound show at the Temple of Philæ. B/L/D                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                at the Temple of Philæ
                         day. However, the visits    day 3: Cairo
                         and highlights that you                                                     day 9: aswan – Kom Ombo – edfu                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 >   Aswan Dam and the Temple of Philæ
                         will experience are well
                                                     Full-day tour of Memphis, Saqqara and           Visit Aswan’s surroundings, including
                                                     the Giza Plateau including the wondrous                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        >   Temple of Kom Ombo
                         worth the commute.                                                          the overview of Aswan’s High Dam. Then
                                                     Pyramid of Khufu, the oldest of the seven                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      >   Horse-drawn carriage ride to Edfu
                         It may be difficult for                                                     tour the Temple of Philæ, dedicated to the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and the Temple of Horus
                                                     wonders of the Ancient World, and the mi-       goddess Isis, wife of Osiris and mother of
                         people with reduced
                         mobility to access the      ghty Sphinx. Stop at the Papyrus Institute on   Horus. Embark on your cruise vessel in the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     >   Esna Lock
                         cruise vessels and sites.   the way back. B/L/D                             afternoon for travel to Kom Ombo. Visit the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    >   Traditional dinner and galabia-
                                                     day 4: Cairo – aswan – abu simbel               Temple of Kom Ombo, whose unique double-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           themed party
                                                     Transfer to the airport for your flight to      design houses, courts, halls, sanctuaries                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      >   City of the Dead
                                                     Aswan. Take a felucca along the Nile around     and rooms were duplicated for the crocodile
                                                     Elephantine Island and visit the botanical      god Sobek and the falcon god Haroeris.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         >   Valley of the Kings
                                                     gardens on Kitchener’s Island. Late-morning     Afterwards depart for Edfu. B/L/D                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              >   Temple of Medinet Habu
                                                     departure for Abu Simbel by motor coach.        day 10: edfu – esna – luxor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    >   Colossi of Memnon
                                                     Embark on the cruise vessel and have lunch      In the morning, take a horse-drawn carriage                                                         Colossi of Memnon                                                                                                       Temple of Philae
                                                     while cruising Lake Nasser. Afternoon visit                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    >   City of the Living
                                                                                                     to one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 >   Temples of Luxor and Karnak
                                                     to the temples of Abu Simbel, Ramses II         the Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the god
                                                     and Nefertari, followed by a sound and          Horus. Pass the Esna Lock en route to Luxor.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   >   Egyptian Museum in Cairo
                                                     light show in the evening. Welcome cocktail     Enjoy a traditional meal and attend a galabia-                                                                                                                                EARLY Booking PRicE                                                                                              >   Islamic Cairo
                                                     and overnight on board. B/L/D                   themed party. B/L/D                                                                                  TUESDAY DEPARTURES                          REgULAR PRicE                                        cASh PAYmEnT                                  BEST PRicE                REPEAT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               90 DAYS AnD + 60 DAYS AnD +                                                                       TRAvELLER          >   Souk of Khan el-Khalili
                                                     day 5: abu simbel – Wadi es-sebua                                                                                                                   Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22                                   $3659                   -              -          -$60                                            -                      -$60
                                                                                                     day 11: luxor
                                                     Navigate to Wadi es-Sebua and admire the                                                                                                            Nov. 29                                             $3489                   -              -          -$60                                            -                      -$60
                                                                                               Discover the west bank of the Nile and City
                                                     ruins of Qasr Ibrim along the way. Afternoon                                                                                                        Dec. 6                                              $3479                   -            -$100        -$60                                          $3319                    -$60
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                                                                                               of the Dead. Visit the Valley of the Kings and
                                                     visit to the Temple of Amada, Temple of   Temple of Medinet Habu, and admire the                                                                    Dec. 13                                             $3779                   -            -$100        -$60                                          $3619                    -$60          3 nights in Cairo
                                                     Deir and Tomb of Peinout. At night, the   Colossi of Memnon on the boat ride back. In
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Dec. 20                                             $4259                   -            -$100        -$60                                          $4099                    -$60          Ramses Hilton 5★
                                                     temples at Wadi es-Sebua are illuminated for
                                                                                               the afternoon, explore the east bank of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Dec. 27                                             $3819                   -            -$100        -$60                                          $3659                    -$60
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    3-night cruise on Nasser Lake
                                                     approximately one hour. B/L/D                                                                                                                       Jan. 3                                              $3549                 -$200          -$100        -$60                                          $3289                    -$60
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                                                                                               Nile and City of the Living. Tour the Temples                                                             Jan. 10, 17                                         $3459                 -$200          -$100        -$60                                          $3199                    -$60
                                                     day 6: Wadi es-sebua – aswan              of Luxor and Karnak, formerly bound by a                                                                  Jan. 24, 31, Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28                     $3629                 -$200          -$100        -$60                                          $3369                    -$60          2 nights in Aswan
                                                     Tour Wadi es-Sebua, also known as the sphinx-lined approach. B/L/D                                                                                  Mar. 6, 13, 20                                      $3629                 -$200          -$100        -$60                                          $3369                    -$60          Basma 4★
                                                     Valley of the Lions. Visit the Temple of day 12: luxor – Cairo                                                                                      Mar. 27, Apr. 3                                     $3739                 -$200          -$100        -$60                                          $3479                    -$59          3-night cruise on the Nile
                                                     Dakka, dedicated to Thoth, and the Greco- Disembark the cruise vessel and transfer                                                                  Apr. 10, 17                                         $3659                 -$200          -$100        -$60                                          $3399                    -$60          M/S Monaco 5★+ or M/S Mojito 5★+
                                                     Roman temple of Meharakka en route to to the airport for your flight to Cairo. Tour                                                                 Apr. 24                                             $3499                 -$200          -$100        -$60                                          $3239                    -$60
                                                     Aswan. B/L/D                              the Egyptian Museum, home to 120,000 an-                                                                  May 1                                               $3219                 -$200          -$100        -$60                                          $2959                    -$60
                                                                                                                                                                                                         May 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12                       $3419                 -$200          -$100        -$60                                          $3159                    -$60
                                                     day 7: aswan                                    cient Egyptian antiquities, including the                                                           June 19, 26, July 3                                 $3859                 -$200          -$100        -$60                                          $3599                    -$60
                                                     Tour Kalabsha, temple dedicated to the          treasure room of Tutankhamen’s tomb. After                                                          July 10, 17, 24, 31                                 $3929                 -$200          -$100        -$60                                          $3669                    -$60
                                                     Nubian sun god Mandulis. This is the second     noon tour of Islamic Cairo, the Saladin Citadel                                                     Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28, Sept. 4                         $3939                 -$200          -$100        -$60                                          $3679                    -$60
                                                     most important sanctuary after the Temple       and Mosque of Mohamed Ali, followed by                                                              Sept. 11, 18                                        $3499                 -$200          -$100        -$60                                          $3239                    -$60
                                                     of Abu Simbel. Visit the Temple of Ramses       leisure time to shop in the popular souk of                                                         Sept. 25, Oct. 2, 9                                 $3829                 -$200          -$100        -$60                                          $3569                    -$60
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                                                     II at Beit el-Wali and the Kiosk of Qertassi.   Khan el-Khalili. Transfer to hotel. B/L/D                                                           Oct. 16, 23                                         $3659                 -$200          -$100        -$60                                          $3399                    -$60
                                                     Disembark the cruise vessel for hotel check-                                                                                                        Oct. 30                                             $3729                 -$200          -$100        -$60                                          $3469                    -$60
                                                     in before noon. Afternoon visit to the Nubian                                                                                                       Prices include: Roundtrip flight aboard Air France in Class Q (subject to change without notice). Taxes and fees to be added: $475. Not included: Visa for Egypt (approx. $26 CAD) to be
                                                     Museum. B/L/D                                                                                                                                       obtained prior to departure or $15 USD paid locally upon arrival. Prices are per person based on double occupancy.


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                                                                                                                                                                                                          is subject to change. For information on our services and inclusions, see pages 4 and 5.
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                         12 days                                                                                                                                                   MOROCCO                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jan. 14, 2012. Price is per person, based on double

                         20 meals                                                                                                                               Rabat           Fez                                                                                                                                                                                                              occupancy (taxes and fees to be added: $465).


                                                                                                                                                 Casablanca                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  mORe valUe wiTh
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                                                      MAGICAL MOROCCO                                                                                                                Midelt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             > Tour operates with a maximum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               of 25 participants
                                                      Our comprehensive program will allow you to discover Morocco in all its                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                > Optional overnight in a traditional
                                                      various aspects, from the Atlantic coast to the Atlas Mountains. Discover                 Marrakech                              Erfoud                                                                                                                                                                                                  encampment to experience the
                                                      historic cities, a culturally rich people and breathtaking landscapes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Moroccan sunset
                                                      This package includes all the key sites but also allows for sightseeing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                > Tea ceremony with a local family
                                                      on a more personal level. Enjoy an evening tour of Marrakech on a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      > Evening tour of Marrakech by
                                                      horse-drawn carriage or drink tea and learn about local customs with                                   Ouarzazate Zagora                                                                                                                                                                                                                 horse-drawn carriage
                                                      a Moroccan family.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             TOUR hiGhliGhTs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             > Sightseeing in Rabat including the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Royal Palace, Oudaya Kasbah and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mohamed V Museum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             > Walled city of Meknes including
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Bab Mansour, the Royal Stable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and the Jewish Quarter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             > Holy city of Moulay Idriss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             > Roman city of Volubilis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             > Fez: Fez Medina, Karouine Mosque,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Islamic school and Merinids Tombs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             > Drive through the Atlas Mountains
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             > Cedar forests near Ifrane
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             > Palm trees of the Ziz Valley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             > Red sand dunes of Merzouga
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             > Pre-Saharan region of Tafilalet
                                                                                                                                                            Djemaa el-Fna Square, Marrakech             Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             > Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Sharif
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             > Traditional villages and oases
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               of the Draa Valley
                         GOOd TO kNOw                 day 1: Toronto - Casablanca                   ment in the heart of the red sand dunes of        Bahia Palace, Saadian Tombs and Koutoubia                                                                                                                                                                                              > Zagora, the Door of the Desert
                                                      Depart Toronto for Casablanca via Paris.      Merzouga, where the sunset is out of this         Mosque. Visit the famous Djemaa El Fna
                         This small group itinerary                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          > Tamegroute oasis
                         is led by a local English-                                                 world (must be booked and paid for prior to       square with its surrounding souks and handi-
                                                      day 2: Casablanca
                                                                                                                                                      craft centres in the afternoon. This evening                                                                                                                                                                                           > Black mountain slopes of Tizi N’Tinififft
                         speaking guide and           Upon arrival you will be greeted by our departure, minimum 2 participants required.
                                                                                                                                                      we will tour the city by horse and carriage
                         is exclusive to clients
                         travelling from Canada       local representative and transferred to your $134 CAD per person). B/D                          while the Moroccan sunset paints the land-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             > Ait Ben Haddou, Tifoultout and
                                                      hotel. D                                      day 6: erfoud - Zagora                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Tamegroute kasbahs
                         with Transat Discoveries.                                                                                                    scape. B/D
                                                                                                    There is an early morning optional excur-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                > Traditional tea ceremony with a
                         Be sure to pack warm         day 3: Casablanca - Rabat - meknes - Fez
                                                                                                                                                      day 10: marrakech                                                                                                                                                                                                                        local family
                         clothing at certain times    This morning we depart for Rabat, the white sion to the sand dunes of Merzouga to see the       Marrakech is a flourishing art centre.
                         of the year if you are       imperial city and administrative capital sunrise for those who spent the night at the           There will be an optional morning visit to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             > Drive through the Tichka Pass
                         planning on booking the
                         optional overnight in the
                                                      of the kingdom. Sightseeing includes the hotel (must be booked and paid for prior to            the Majorelles Botanical Gardens with an                                                                                                                                                                                               > Marrakech: Menra Gardens, Bahia
                         Merzouga encampment.         Mechouar (ramparts and walls surrounding departure, minimum 2 participants required.            opportunity to see native flora and fauna                                                                                                                                                                                                Palace, Saadian Tombs, Koutoubia
                                                      the Royal Palace), the Oudaya Kasbah, the $76 CAD per person). After breakfast discover         set amongst an artist’s landscape (must                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mosque and Djemaa el-Fna Square
                                                      splendid Mohamed V mausoleum and the the pre-Saharan region of Tafilalet and                    be booked and paid for prior to departure,                                                                                                                                                                                             > Casablanca: central market, Habous
                                                      Hassan Tower. We will have a chance to stop the vast palm grove. External visit of the          minimum 2 participants required. $18 CAD                                                                                                                                                                                                 District, Royal Palace, Mohamed V
                                                      for photos in front of Necropolis Chellah Mausoleum Moulay Ali Sharif, founder of               per person). There will also be an optional                                                                                                                                                                                              Square and Hassan II Mosque
                                                      and a stroll in the garden. Continue to the the Alawite dynasty at Rissani. Continue            excursion to the Photo Museum of Marrakech
                                                      Meknes to visit the Ismalian capital, famous through the rocky plateau towards Tazzarine
                                                      for its 40 km long walls, with a visit of the and Nekob. Drive to the Door of the Desert,
                                                                                                                                                      (must be booked and paid for locally, approx.                                                                                                                                                                                          OPTiONal aCTiviTies
                                                                                                                                                      50 dirhams per person). The afternoon is at
                                                      Bab Mansour, the royal stables and the Zagora in the afternoon, via Tansikht and                leisure to explore, shop for local handicrafts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             > Dinner and overnight in a
                                                      Jewish quarter. In the afternoon, continue the Draa Valley, past traditional villages and       or simply relax and soak up the sights and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Bedoin encampment
                                                      to the holy city of Moulay Idriss and stop oases. B/D                                           sounds. There is also an optional highlight                                                                                                                                                                                            > Sunrise at Merzouga
                                                      at the ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis, day 7: Zagora - Ouarzazate                         dinner and show at night. B/D                                                                                                                                                                                                          > Majorelles gardens and palmeraie
                                                      after which we depart to Fez. B/D             Discover the Tamegroute Oasis and the first
                                                                                                    pre-Saharan dunes in the morning, after           day 11: marrakech - Casablanca                                                                                                                                                                                                         > Fantasia Show
                                                      day 4: Fez                                                                                      Depart for Casablanca where upon arrival,
                                                      Our entire day will be devoted to visiting which we depart to Ouarzazate along the Wadi                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                > Photo Museum of Marrakech
                                                                                                                                                      we will visit the highlights including the
                                                      Fez, the spiritual capital of Morocco and Draa (or Draa River), a landscape dotted with         central market, Habous District, Royal Palace,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             > Hassan II Mosque
                                                      certainly the most beautiful of the imperial palm groves, kasbahs and ksars. The road will      Mohamed V Square, residential area of Anfa
                                                      cities. Discover the Medina or “Fez el-Bali” twist through the foothills of the eastern Anti-   and external walls of the Hassan II Mosque                                                                                                                                                                                             aCCOmmOdaTiON OR SIMILAR
                                                      and its historical monuments: visit Medersa, Atlas, reaching the black mountain slopes of
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                                                                                                                                                      (optional internal visit of the mosque must be                                                                                                                                                                                         2 nights in Casablanca
                                                      the Nejarine fountain and external walls of the Tizi N’Tinififft. On arrival at Ouarzazate      paid locally, approx. 130 dirhams per person).                                                                                                                                                                                         Idou Anfa 4★
                                                      the Karaouine Mosque, the first university in we will visit the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a        B/D
                                                      the world. In the morning, visit an Islamic UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2 nights in Fez
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Colourful Moroccan Tajines                                                                                              Marrakech                                                    Ramada 4★
                                                      school and see a traditional community many international film productions. You will            day 12: Casablanca - Toronto
                                                      bread oven. Stop on the esplanade of the also be invited to a tea ceremony with a local         Transfer to the airport for your return flight                                                                                                                                                                                         1 night in Erfoud
                                                      royal palace in the afternoon to photograph family. End the day with a visit to the histor-     to Toronto via Paris. B                                                                                                                                                                                                                Xaluca 4★
                                                      the golden door and discover the Merinids ical Taourirt Kasbah. B/D                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 night in Zagora
                                                      Tombs which also offer panoramic views day 8: Ouarzazate - marrakech                                                                               saturDaY DEParturEs                          rEgular PricE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  EarlY Booking PricE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          cash PaYmEnt                              BEst PricE               rEPEat          Reda 4★
                                                      over the city. B/D                                                                                                                                                                                                      90 DaYs anD + 60 DaYs anD +                                                                  travEllEr
                                                                                                    This morning we visit the Kasbah of Tifoultout                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           1 night in Ouarzazate
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Dec. 10                                             $2379                    -          - $100        - $60                                    $2219                    - $60
                                                      day 5: Fez - midelt - erfoud                  and Tamegroute, the most spectacular fort-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Mercure 4★
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Jan. 14, Feb. 4                                     $2379                 - $200        - $100        - $60                                    $2119                    - $60
                                                      Depart for Erfoud in the morning via Midelt ress in the south of Morocco which served                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  3 nights in Marrakech
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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mar. 17, Apr. 21                                    $2529                 - $200        - $100        - $60                                    $2269                    - $60
                                                      through the Atlas mountains and past as decor for many films such as “Lawrence                                                                    May 19                                              $2699                 - $200        - $100        - $60                                    $2439                    - $60        Kenzi Farah 4★
                                                      Ifrane, a charming ski resort surrounded by of Arabia”. We then depart for the Red City                                                           June 16                                             $2599                 - $200        - $100        - $60                                    $2339                    - $60
                                                      cedar forests, as well as Azrou, an important of Marrakech via the Tichka Pass through an                                                         Jul. 7                                              $2799                 - $200        - $100        - $60                                    $2539                    - $60
                                                      handicraft centre. We will drive to Erfoud impressive landscape in the heart of the Atlas                                                         Sept. 15                                            $2699                 - $200        - $100        - $60                                    $2439                    - $60
                                                      in the afternoon via Errachidia and the Ziz Mountains. B/D                                                                                        Oct. 6                                              $2759                 - $200        - $100        - $60                                    $2499                    - $60
                                                      Valley dotted with palm trees, the source for day 9: marrakech                                                                                    Oct. 20                                             $2579                 - $200        - $100        - $60                                    $2319                    - $60
                                                      the yearly date festival in Erfoud. Optional The morning is devoted to visiting the major                                                         Prices include: Roundtrip flight aboard Air France in Class Q (subject to change without notice). Taxes and fees to be added: $465.
                                                      overnight at a traditional Bedouin encamp- sights of Marrakech: the Menara gardens,                                                               Prices are per person, based on double occupancy.

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                                                    May 11, September 7
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                         13 days                                                                                                                                                           Nabeul                                                                                                                                                                                              Option 1, Jan. 20, 2012. Price is per person, based on
                                                                                                                                                                               Tunis     Hammamet                                                                                                                                                                                             double occupancy (taxes and fees to be added: $510).
                         22 meals
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                                                    HIGHLIGHTS                                                                                          Tamerza / Mides
                                                                                                                                                             Chebika
                                                                                                                                                                           Gafsa
                                                                                                                                                                                    Gabès
                                                                                                                                                                                            Djerba
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            > 2 nights in Djerba
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            > 4x4 excursion and possible overnight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              stay in a Bedouin encampment
                                                    Tunisia is an ideal holiday destination for first time visitors to North                                              Kébili
                                                    Africa. This tour features all the highlights including visits to historical                          Tozeur / Nefta      Matmata                                                                                                                                                                                                       > 2 nights in Tozeur
                                                    sites, desert discoveries, cultural experiences and relaxation by the sea.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              > Excursion in the mountain oases of
                                                    You’ll find this package is very well balanced, allowing you to discover                                           Douz                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Chebika, Tamerza and Mides
                                                                                                                                                                              Chenini   Tataouine
                                                    all the main attractions at a comfortable pace.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ToUR HiGHliGHTs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            > Tunis: the Medina and Bardo National
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Museum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            > Carthage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            > Mint tea in Sidi Bou Saïd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            > El Jem Roman amphitheatre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            > El Jara de Gabès market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            > Djerba Island: complete tour, leisure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              time and El Ghriba Synagogue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            > Tataouine and spice market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            > Berber village of Chenini
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            > Ksar Hadada: the Star Wars set
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            > Troglodyte dwelling in Matmata
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            > Chott El Jerid salt lake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            > Dar Cheraït Museum
                                                                                                                                                               Spice Market                               Douz Desert
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            > Kairouan’s Arab-Muslim monuments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and Aghlabides’ Basins
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            > Leisure time at the beach with choice of
                         Good To KNow               day 1: Toronto – Tunis                               rock desert. Discover the modern village of      ADDITIONAL NIGHTS AVAILABLE                                                                                                                                                                                                         seaside resort and accommodation
                                                    Depart Toronto for Tunis via Paris.                  Zaafrane on a camel’s back (must be booked       Prices upon request.
                         The accommodation
                         in Tatouine is the best                                                         and paid for locally, approx. 20 dinars per                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        oPTioNal aCTiviTies
                                                    day 2: Tunis – Hammamet                                                                               OPTION 1 :
                         category available in                                                           person). Return to the hotel in Douz or
                                                    Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a local                                                          Accommodation during your seaside                                                                                                                                                                                                 > One night under a tent at the Mehari
                         this stunning region.                                                           take a 4x4 to a desert encampment for an
                                                    representative and transferred to your hotel                                                          vacation in Nabeul.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Zaafrane encampment
                                                                                                         optional overnight stay, where you can watch
                         When camping in the        in Hammamet. D                                                                                        Possible stay in Hammamet.
                         Zaafrane region, bring                                                          the sun set over the sand dunes, have dinner                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       > Camel ride
                                                                                                         and spend the night under a Bedouin tent.        Various hotel choices.
                         warm clothing and an       day 3: Hammamet – Tunis – Carthage – sidi                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               > Horse-drawn carriage ride in the oasis
                                                                                                         (Excursion must be booked and paid for           Prices and details upon request.
                         overnight bag.             Bou saïd – Hammamet                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       of Tozeur
                                                    Spend the day exploring the capital city             prior to departure. $139 CAD per person,         OPTION 2 :
                                                    of Tunis and its surroundings. Tour the              minimum of 4 participants required). B/D                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           > Folklore night in Tozeur
                                                                                                                                              Accommodation during your seaside
                                                    Medina and Bardo National Museum, fol-                                                    vacation in Port el-Kantaoui or Sousse.                                                                                                                                                                                                       > Lézard Rouge train ride
                                                                                                         day 8: douz – Kébili – Tozeur
                                                    lowed by a visit to the archaeological site
                                                                                                  Travel to Tozeur via Kébili to the immense Various hotel choices.
                                                    of Carthage and Antonin’s thermal baths in
                                                                                                  Chott El Jerid salt lake and admire its Prices and details upon request.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  aCCommodaTioN OR SIMILAR
                                                    the afternoon. Depart for the blue and white
                                                                                                  incredible mirages. Visit Tozeur and Dar                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 nights in Hammamet
                                                    village of Sidi Bou Saïd. Admire the scenery                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Miramar 4★
                                                                                                  Cheraït Museum. Enjoy an afternoon at
                                                    from a local café overlooking the Bay of
                                                                                                  leisure, optional horse-drawn carriage ride                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2 nights in Djerba
                                                    Tunis and try mint tea before returning to
                                                                                                  in the oasis of Tozeur (must be booked and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Miramar Djerba Palace 4★
                                                    Hammamet. B/D
                                                                                                  paid locally, approx. 20 dinars per person)
                                                    day 4: Hammamet – el Jem – sfax – Gabès       or night of folklore including dinner (must                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               1 night in Tataouine
                                                                                                  be booked and paid for locally, approx. 35                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sangho Tataouine 3★
                                                    – djerba
                                                    Spend the day exploring El Jem and its Roman dinars per person). B/D                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1 night in Douz
                                                    amphitheatre, one of the best preserved.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                El Mouradi Douz 4★
                                                                                                  day 9: Tozeur – Chebika – Tamerza – mides –
                                                    Continue to the city of Sfax and El Jara de                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             2 nights in Tozeur
                                                                                                  Nefta – Tozeur
                                                    Gabès market. Overnight in Djerba. B/D
                                                                                                  Morning at leisure or optional ride aboard                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Golden Yasmine Ras el Ain 4★
                                                    day 5: djerba                                 the Lézard Rouge train (must be booked and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                3 nights in Nabeul or Hammamet
                                                    Enjoy a full day of discovery including an paid locally, approx. 30 dinars per person).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 or Port el-Kantaoui or Sousse
                                                    island tour of Djerba: photo-op on the Spend the afternoon on a 4x4 exploring
                                                    Roman road, followed by a tour of Sédwikche the Chebika mountain oasis and its village
                                                    and visit to the Berber market. Stop in the of stone, followed by tours of Tamerza and
                                                    village of Guellala and visit a pottery work- Mides. Return to Tozeur. B/D
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                                                    shop. Then continue to El Ghriba Synagogue                                                                                                            Guellala Village, Djerba                                                                                                 Tunis
                                                                                                  day 10: Tozeur – Gafsa – Kairouan – Nabeul
                                                    and enter the prayer room. Depart for the
                                                                                                  or Hammamet or Port el-Kantaoui or sousse
                                                    island capital of Houmt Souk, visit the fish-
                                                                                                  Depart for Kairouan via Gafsa. Visit
                                                    ing harbour and enjoy free time. Return to
                                                                                                  Aghlabides’ Basins, the mausoleum of Sidi
                                                    the hotel for an afternoon at leisure. B/D
                                                                                                  Sahbi, the Oqba Mosque and an Oriental                                                                                                                                            EArlY Booking PricE                                                                  rEPEAT
                                                                                                                                                                                                           friDAY DEPArTUrES                            rEgUlAr PricE                                       cASh PAYmEnT                        BEST PricE
                                                    day 6: djerba – Tataouine – Chenini –         rug factory. Transfer to the hotel of your                                                                                                                                    90 DAYS AnD + 60 DAYS AnD +                                                            TrAvEllEr
                                                    Tataouine                                     choice for your seaside getaway. B/D                                                                    Nov. 25                                             $1989                   -              -          -$60                                  -                    -$60
                                                    Depart for Tataouine to tour the city and                                                                                                             Dec. 9                                              $1989                   -            -$100        -$60                                $1829                  -$60
                                                                                                  days 11 & 12: Nabeul or Hammamet or
                                                    markets. Cross the mountain to the Berber                                                                                                             Jan. 20, Feb. 24, Mar. 23                           $1989                 -$200          -$100        -$60                                $1729                  -$60
                                                                                                  Port el-Kantaoui or sousse                                                                                                                                  $2129                                                                                 $1869
                                                    village of Chenini and visit a typical ksar.                                                                                                          Apr. 20                                                                   -$200          -$100        -$60                                                       -$60
                                                                                                  Seaside getaway. B/D                                                                                    May 11, June 8                                      $2249                 -$200          -$100        -$60                                $1989                  -$60
                                                    Overnight in Tataouine. B/D
                                                                                                                                                                                                          July 6                                              $2679                 -$200          -$100        -$60                                $2419                  -$60
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                                                                                                         day 13: Nabeul or Hammamet or
                                                    day 7: Tataouine – matmata – douz                                                                                                                     Sept. 7                                             $2589                 -$200          -$100        -$60                                $2329                  -$60
                                                                                                         Port el-Kantaoui or sousse – Tunis – Toronto
                                                    Visit the famed Ksar Haddada, where Star                                                                                                              Sept. 21                                            $2399                 -$200          -$100        -$60                                $2139                  -$60
                                                                                                  Transfer to the airport for your return flight
                                                    Wars was filmed, followed by a tour of                                                                                                                Oct. 5                                              $2299                 -$200          -$100        -$60                                $2039                  -$60
                                                                                                  to Toronto via Paris. B
                                                    Matmata and a troglodyte dwelling. Travel                                                                                                             Oct. 19                                             $2199                 -$200          -$100        -$60                                $1939                  -$60
                                                    to Douz, “the gateway to the Sahara”, via the                                                                                                         Prices include: Roundtrip flight aboard Air France in Class Q (subject to change without notice). Taxes and fees to be added: $510.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Prices are per person, based on double occupancy for Option 1.

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                                   PaCe              GUaRaNTeed
                           slow   moderate   fast
                                                     dePaRTURes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       FROM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1599*
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               $
                                                     May 11, September 7

                                                                                                                                                                           Carthage
                         10 days                                                                                                                                              Sidi Bou Saïd                                                                                                                                                                                                       Option 1, Jan. 20, 2012. Price is per person, based on
                                                                                                                                                                     Tunis       Nabeul                                                                                                                                                                                                          double occupancy (taxes and fees to be added: $510).
                         16 meals                                                                                                                                              Hammamet
                                                                                                                                                                                Port el-Kantaoui                                                                                                                                                                                             moRe valUe wiTH
                                                                                                                                                                 TUNISIA          Sousse                                                                                                                                                                                                     TRaNsaT disCoveRies
                                                     SAHARAN                                                                                      ALGERIA
                                                                                                                                                                 Kairouan             El Jem                                                                                                                                                                                                 > Tour operates with a maximum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               of 24 participants

                                                     EXPLORER                                                                                          Tamerza
                                                                                                                                                        Midès
                                                                                                                                                  Chebika
                                                                                                                                                                   Gafsa               Med iterraneen
                                                                                                                                                                                             S ea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             > Improved comfort with a limit of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               4 passengers per vehicle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             > One night under a Bedouin tent at the
                                                     Journey to the heart of South Tunisia and enjoy a one-of-a-kind                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           famous Relais Pansea encampment
                                                     overnight experience surrounded by red sand dunes at the Relais                                Tozeur
                                                                                                                                                                    Matmata                                                                                                                                                                                                                  > Tour of the mountain oases of Chebika,
                                                     Pansea encampment in Ksar Ghilane. This small group journey is the                         Chott el-Jérid                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Tamerza and Mides
                                                                                                                                                                              Médenine
                                                     ideal trip for friends or family to share unforgettable moments.
                                                                                                                                                           Nouiel     Ksar   Tataouine                                                                                                                                                                                                       > Discovery of South Tunisia and its
                                                                                                                                                              Douz Ghilane Ksar Haddada                                                                                                                                                                                                        3 types of desert

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ToUR HiGHliGHTs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             > El Jem
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             > El Jara de Gabès market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             > Medenine and the Ksour region
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             > Berber village of Chenini
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             > Tataouine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             > Ksar Hadada: the Star Wars set
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             > Troglodyte dwellings in Matmata
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             > Douz, the “gateway to the Sahara”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             > Village of Nouiel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             > Chott El Jerid salt lake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             > Kairouan’s Arab-Muslim monuments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               and Aghlabides’ Basins
                                                                                                                                                                           Camel ride through the desert   Desert Rose                                                                                                                                                                       > Leisure time at the beach with choice of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               seaside resort and accommodation

                         Good To KNow                day 1: Toronto – Tunis                           day 7: Tozeur – Chebika – Tamerza – mides        ADDITIONAL NIGHTS AVAILABLE                                                                                                                                                                                                           oPTioNal aCTiviTies
                                                     Depart Canada for Tunis via Paris.               – Tozeur                                         Prices upon request.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  > Tour of Tunis, Carthage and
                         One-vehicle tour will                                                        The morning is at leisure with an optional
                         be accompanied by an        day 2: Tunis – Hammamet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Sidi Bou Saïd
                                                                                                      ride aboard the Lézard Rouge train (must be      OPTION 1:
                         English-speaking guide.     Upon arrival you will be greeted by a local                                                       Accommodation during your seaside                                                                                                                                                                                                     > Camel ride
                         For larger groups in                                                         paid locally, approx. 30 dinars per person,
                         several vehicles, tours
                                                     representative and transferred to your hotel     minimum number of participants required)         vacation in Nabeul.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   > Lézard Rouge train ride
                         will be accompanied by      in Hammamet. D                                   or optional horse-drawn carriage ride at         Possible stay in Hammamet.
                         a driver in each vehicle.                                                    the oasis of Tozeur (must be paid locally,       Various hotel choices.                                                                                                                                                                                                                aCCommodaTioN OR SIMILAR
                                                     day 3: Hammamet – Tunis – Carthage – sidi
                         There is only one guide                                                                                                       Prices and details upon request.
                         per tour group, usually     Bou saïd – Hammamet                              approx. 15 dinars per person, minimum                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 nights in Hammamet
                         in the first vehicle,       Choose between a morning at leisure or an        number of participants required). Spend the      OPTION 2:                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Miramar 4★
                         who provides relevant       excursion to Tunis, Carthage and Sidi Bou        afternoon exploring the mountain oases at    Accommodation during your seaside
                         information and answers     Saïd (must be paid locally approx. 70 di-        Chebika, Tamerza and Mides on a 4x4.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1 night in Tataouine
                                                                                                                                                   vacation in Port el-Kantaoui or Sousse.                                                                                                                                                                                                   Sangho Tataouine 3★
                         questions at each stop.     nars per person, minimum number of               Return to your hotel. B/D                    Various hotel choices.
                                                     participants required). The excursion in-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               1 night in Ksar Ghilane
                         Lightweight, flexible                                                        day 8: Tozeur – Gafsa – Kairouan – Nabeul or Prices and details upon request.                                                                                                                                                                                                          Relais Pansea
                         luggage is preferable       cludes a visit to the Medina of Tunis dating
                         to heavy luggage.                                                            Hammamet or Port el-Kantaoui or sousse
                                                     back to the 8th century, a great opportunity     Spend the day travelling through Gafsa and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             2 nights in Tozeur
                         Be sure to pack warm        to explore colourful souks and the Bardo         Kairouan, North Africa’s oldest holy city, on                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          La Palmeraie 4★
                         clothing for your stay      National Museum. Visit the archaeologic-         your way to the resort area of the north-
                         at the Ksar Ghilane         al site of Carthage and Antonin’s thermal
                         encampment.                                                                  east coast. Visit Arab-Muslim monuments
                                                     baths in the afternoon. Depart for the blue      and stop at Aghlabides’ Basins, built by the
                         This program is based on    and white village of Sidi Bou Saïd and taste     Romans in the 9th century. Hotel check-
                         4 passengers per vehicle.   mint tea at a local café before returning to
                         A supplement is charged                                                      in. B/D
                                                     Hammamet. B/D
                         when there are less than                                                     day 9: Nabeul or Hammamet or
                         4 passengers per vehicle.   day 4: Hammamet – el Jem – medenine –
                                                                                                      Port el-Kantaoui or sousse
                         The accommodation           Tataouine
                                                                                                      At leisure to enjoy your hotel’s amenities
                         in Tatouine is the best     After breakfast depart for El Jem to visit the   or do some last-minute shopping for local
                         category available in       Roman amphitheatre. Head for Medenine,           handicrafts. Overnight at resort. B/D
                         this stunning region.       then toward Chenini for a visit of this Berber
                                                     village. Continue towards Tataouine for a        day 10: Nabeul or Hammamet or Port el-
                                                     tour of the city and markets. B/D                Kantaoui or sousse – Tunis – Toronto
                                                                                                      Transfer to the airport for your return flight
                                                     day 5: Tataouine – Ksar Hadada – matmata –
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                                                                                                      via Paris. B
                                                     Ksar Ghilane
                                                     Visit the famed Ksar Haddada, where Star                                                                                                              Tozeur Oasis                                                                                                             Relais Pansea Encampment, Ksar Ghilane
                                                     Wars was filmed, followed by a tour of Matmata
                                                     and a troglodyte dwelling. Then continue to
                                                     Ksar Ghilane and take an optional camel ride
                                                     (must be paid locally, approx. 20 dinars per
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     EArlY Booking PricE                                                                  rEPEAT
                                                     person). Overnight at the encampment. B/D                                                                                                              friDAY DEPArTUrES                            rEgUlAr PricE
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 90 DAYS AnD + 60 DAYS AnD +
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             cASh PAYmEnT                         BEST PricE            TrAvEllEr
                                                     day 6: Ksar Ghilane – douz – Chott el Jerid                                                                                                           Nov. 25                                              $1919                   -             -           -60                                  -                     -60
                                                     – Tozeur                                                                                                                                              Dec. 9                                               $1919                   -           -100          -60                                $1759                   -60
                                                     Depart for Douz, also known as the “gateway                                                                                                           Jan. 20, Feb. 24, Mar. 23                            $1919                 -200          -100          -60                                $1659                   -60
                                                     to the Sahara”, once an important stop on                                                                                                             Apr. 20                                              $1989                 -200          -100          -60                                $1729                   -60
                                                                                                                                                                                                           May 11, June 8                                       $2099                 -200          -100          -60                                $1839                   -60
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                                                     the trans-Saharan caravan routes. You will
                                                     then visit the village of Nouiel, set amongst                                                                                                         July 6, Sept. 7                                      $2449                 -200          -100          -60                                $2189                   -60
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Sept. 21                                             $2229                 -200          -100          -60                                $1969                   -60
                                                     gigantic sand dunes, and continue towards
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Oct. 5                                               $2159                 -200          -100          -60                                $1899                   -60
                                                     the immense Chott El Jerid salt lake and salt
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Oct. 19                                              $2059                 -200          -100          -60                                $1799                   -60
                                                     desert. Arrival in Tozeur. B/D
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Prices include: Roundtrip flight aboard Air France in Class Q (subject to change without notice). Taxes and fees to be added: $510.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Prices are per person, based on double occupancy for Option 1.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            is subject to change. For information on our services and inclusions, see pages 4 and 5.
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              package D (8 days)
                                                                 package a (11 days)                                                             package B (11 days)                                                             package c (14 days)                                                          > 3 nights in Budapest                                                          package e (9 days)                                                              package F (13 days)
                                                                 > 3 nights in Vienna                                                            > 3 nights in Budapest                                                          > 3 nights in Budapest                                                       > Train from Budapest to Vienna (2nd class)                                     > 3 nights in Vienna                                                            > 2 nights in Warsaw
                                                                 > Train from Vienna to Salzburg (2nd class)                                     > Train from Budapest to Vienna (2nd class)                                     > Train from Budapest to Vienna (2nd class)                                  > 3 nights in Vienna                                                            > Train from Vienna to Salzburg (2nd class)                                     > Train from Warsaw to Krakow (2nd class)
                                                                 > 2 nights in Salzburg                                                          > 3 nights in Vienna                                                            > 3 nights in Vienna                                                         > Buffet breakfast                                                              > 2 nights in Salzburg                                                          > 3 nights in Krakow
                                                                 > Train from Salzburg to Prague (2nd class)                                     > Train from Vienna to Prague (2nd class)                                       > Train from Vienna to Prague (2nd class)                                    > Budapest-Vienna City Pass (72 hours)                                          > Train from Salzburg to Munich (2nd class)                                     > Train from Krakow to Prague (2nd class)
                                                                 > 4 nights in Prague                                                            > 3 nights in Prague                                                            > 3 nights in Prague                                                                                                                                         > 2 nights in Munich                                                            > 3 nights in Prague
                                                                                                                                                 > Buffet breakfast                                                              > Train from Prague to Berlin (2nd class)                                    concerts: optional 2-concert                                                    > Buffet breakfast                                                              > Train from Prague to Berlin (2nd class)
                                                                 > Buffet breakfast                                                                                                                                                                                                                           package (must be booked and paid for
                                                                 > Vienna-Prague City Pass (72 hours)                                            > Budapest-Vienna-Prague City Pass                                              > 3 nights in Berlin                                                         prior to departure, approx. $118 CAD                                            > Vienna City Pass (72 hours)                                                   > 3 nights in Berlin
                                                                                                                                                   (72 hours)                                                                    > Buffet breakfast                                                           per person)                                                                     > Munich City Pass (48 hours)                                                   > Buffet breakfast
                                                                 concerts: optional 3-concert                                                                                                                                    > Budapest-Vienna-Prague City Pass                                           > 1 classical concert ticket in Budapest                                                                                                                        > Warsaw-Krakow-Prague City Pass
                                                                 package (must be booked and paid for                                            concerts: optional 3-concert                                                      (72 hours)                                                                                                                                                 concerts: optional 2-concert                                                      (72 hours)
                                                                                                                                                 package (must be booked and paid for                                                                                                                         > 1 Kursalon concert ticket or similar in
                                                                 prior to departure, approx. $221 CAD                                                                                                                            > Berlin City Pass (48 hours)                                                  Vienna (cat. C)                                                               package (must be booked and paid for                                            > Berlin City Pass (48 hours)
                                                                 per person)                                                                     prior to departure, approx. $219 CAD                                                                                                                                                                                                         prior to departure, approx. $120 CAD
                                                                                                                                                 per person)                                                                                                                                                  OPTION 1 :                                                                      per person)
                                                                 > 1 Kursalon concert ticket or similar
                                                                                                                                                 > 1 classical concert ticket in Budapest                                        concerts: optional 3-concert                                                 3H hotel accommodation                                                                                                                                          concerts: optional 3-concert
                                                                   in Vienna (cat. C)                                                                                                                                            package (must be booked and paid for                                                                                                                         > 1 Kursalon concert ticket or similar in                                       package (must be booked and paid for
                                                                 > 1 Mozart concert ticket in Salzburg                                           > 1 Kursalon concert ticket or similar in                                       prior to departure, approx. $219 CAD                                         OPTION 2 :                                                                        Vienna (cat. C)                                                               prior to departure, approx. $230 CAD
                                                                   (cat. II)                                                                       Vienna (cat. C)                                                               per person)                                                                  4H hotel accommodation                                                          > 1 Mozart concert ticket in Salzburg                                           per person)
                                                                 > 1 opera and ballet ticket in Prague                                           > 1 opera and ballet ticket in Prague                                           > 1 classical concert ticket in Budapest                                                                                                                       (cat. II)                                                                     > concert ticket in Warsaw
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              YoUr accoMMoDatIon or similar
                                                                                                                                                 OPTION 1 :                                                                      > 1 Kursalon concert ticket or similar in                                                                                                                    OPTION 1 :                                                                      > 1 concert ticket in Krakow
                                                                 OPTION 1 :                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Budapest
                                                                 3H hotel accommodation                                                          3H hotel accommodation                                                            Vienna (cat. C)                                                                                                                                            3H hotel accommodation                                                          > 1 opera and ballet ticket in Prague
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Star Inn Centrum 3H or NH 4H
                                                                                                                                                 OPTION 2 :                                                                      > 1 opera and ballet ticket in Prague                                                                                                                        OPTION 2 :
                                                                 OPTION 2 :                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Vienna                                                                                                                                                          OPTION 1 :
                                                                                                                                                 4H hotel accommodation                                                                                                                                                                                                                       4H hotel accommodation
                                                                 4H hotel accommodation                                                                                                                                          OPTION 1 :                                                                   Graf Stadion 3H or Stefanie 4H                                                                                                                                  3H hotel accommodation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 3H hotel accommodation
                                                                                                                                                 YoUr accoMMoDatIon or similar                                                                                                                                                                                                                YoUr accoMMoDatIon or similar                                                   OPTION 2 :
                                                                 YoUr accoMMoDatIon or similar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 OPTION 2 :                                                                                                                                                   Vienna                                                                          4H hotel accommodation
                                                                 Vienna                                                                          Budapest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 4H hotel accommodation                                                                                                                                       Graf Stadion 3H or Stefanie 4H
                                                                 Graf Stadion 3H or Stefanie 4H                                                  Star Inn Centrum 3H or NH 4H                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 YoUr accoMMoDatIon or similar
                                                                 Salzburg                                                                        Vienna                                                                          YoUr accoMMoDatIon or similar                                                                                                                                Salzburg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Astoria 3H or NH Salzburg City 4H                                               Warsaw
                                                                 Astoria 3H or NH Salzburg City 4H                                               Graf Stadion 3H or Stefanie 4H                                                  Budapest                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Metropol 3H or Polonia 4H
                                                                 Prague                                                                          Prague                                                                          Star Inn Centrum 3H or NH 4H                                                                                                                                 Munich
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Kings Center 3H or King’s First Class 4H                                        Krakow
                                                                 Ibis Old Town 3H or Century Old Town 4H                                         Ibis Old Town 3H or Century Old Town 4H                                         Vienna                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Senacki 3H or Kossak 4H
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Graf Stadion 3H or Stefanie 4H                                                                                                                                                                                                               Prague
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Prague                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Ibis Old Town 3H or Century Old Town 4H
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Ibis Old Town 3H or Century Old Town 4H                                                                                                                                                                                                      Berlin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Berlin                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Grand City Berlin Zentrum 3H or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Grand City Berlin Zentrum 3H or                                                                                                                                                                                                              Ivbergs Premium Berlin 4H
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Ivbergs Premium Berlin 4H




                                                          46     *Price includes the $120 rebate (Cash Payment promotion: $60; Repeat Traveller promotion: $50). Prices include: Roundtrip flight aboard Air France in Class L from Toronto (subject to change without notice). Not included: all transfers   *Price includes the $120 rebate (Cash Payment promotion: $60; Repeat Traveller promotion: $50). Prices include: Roundtrip flight aboard Air France in Class L from Toronto (subject to change without notice). Not included: all transfers   47
                                                                 and gratuities. Also available: upgrade to 1st class for train transfers, prices upon request. Accommodation mentioned in the itinerary is subject to change. For information on our services and inclusions, see pages 4 and 5.             and gratuities. Also available: upgrade to 1st class for train transfers, prices upon request. Accommodation mentioned in the itinerary is subject to change. For information on our services and inclusions, see pages 4 and 5.
     TERMS & CONDITIONS
     The purchase of packages, cruises, hotels or motorcoach tours (hereinafter referred to as the “Services”) offered by TRANSAT DISCOVERIES constitutes a contractual
     agreement between TRANSAT DISCOVERIES and the customer and implies your acceptance of TRANSAT DISCOVERIES’ Terms and Conditions described
     hereinafter in the sections “Things To Know Before You Go” and “Other Terms and Conditions”. Please ensure you read carefully and understand these Terms and
     Conditions prior to booking.

     THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO                                             this section of the Terms and Conditions. Airline tickets and other       the cause: Packages (trip + tax)                                           may also be refused even if the required information and travel         advised to make their selection according to price, location and           foreseen, anticipated or predicted, whether actual, threatened or
                                                                              travel documents will only be delivered to the travel agent once          • 47 days or more than 46 days prior to departure: deposit amount          documents are complete. No refund or replacement will be given          services offered. Decor and furnishings may vary from room to              reported, which may interfere with the operations of TRANSAT
     Prices include : Portions related to Services reserved, such as          TRANSAT DISCOVERIES has received payment in full.                         • 46 to 22 days prior to departure: 50% of the total cost of the           for lost or stolen travel documents.                                    room or from cabin to cabin, in accordance with the individual             DISCOVERIES or of its service providers.
     described in the pages of this brochure and hereinafter in the                                                                                       package per person                                                                                                                               location on the hotel premises or on the ship.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   TRANSAT DISCOVERIES shall not be liable for any aid or                                                                                            19. EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY
     sections “Prices Include” and “More Value”.                              CHARGES FOR CHANGES                                                       • 21 days or less prior to departure: 100% of the total cost of the        information given by its employees or the travel agent in               15. CUSTOMERS REQUIRING CARE AND ASSISTANCE WHILE                         TRANSAT DISCOVERIES makes arrangements with air carriers,
                                                                              Prior to departure, refer to “Cancellation Charges”.                        package*                                                                 connection with obtaining any necessary travel documents
     To be added to your base price pre-paid to TRANSAT                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    TRAVELLING                                                                hotels, transfer operators, cruise line and other independent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   or complying with any laws, whether given orally, in writing or         All customers requiring special care, assistance, attention or            parties to provide customers with the Travel Services they
     DISCOVERIES : For services including a flight: navigation fees, other    Change in room occupancy:                                                 *Reimbursement of airport taxes upon reception of claim for                otherwise, or for the consequences suffered by any customer             treatment must advise TRANSAT DISCOVERIES and the air                     purchase. Although TRANSAT DISCOVERIES takes great care in
     related taxes and fees, airport improvement fees (AIF), Canadian         If any change made by one or more customers alters the basis              unused portion of tickets                                                  resulting from his/ her failure to obtain such documents or to          carrier of any and all specific needs at the time of booking, in          selecting its service providers, it does not have any control over
     Air Traveller’s Security Charge, airline insurance fee, Harmonized       of room occupancy, rates will be adjusted to reflect true room
                                                                                                                                                        Note that days correspond to workdays, and the departure                   comply with such laws.                                                  order to arrange air transportation, hotel, cruise and coach tour         them and cannot be held responsible for their omissions, fault or
     Sales Tax (HST) where applicable.                                        occupancy status.
                                                                                                                                                        date is excluded as one of the days leading up to charges for              11. CUSTOMER ADVISORY                                                   accommodations. It is the full responsibility of customers to ensure      negligence, or that of their employees, nor for any loss or damages
     Prices do not include : If reserved with a travel agent in the           Change in customer’s name:                                                changes and cancellations. No refunds will be made by TRANSAT              Some events are part of normal unpleasant occurrences which             that they are fit to travel. Certain coach tours can be strenuous,        suffered as a result thereof. Travel Services provided are subject to
     province of Quebec, the contribution of $3.50 per $1,000 of              Customers are solely responsible for providing their full name as         DISCOVERIES for Services either cancelled or unused subsequent             can happen when travelling abroad. The customer realizes                please inquire.                                                           the conditions imposed by the service providers and their liability
     purchased Services representing the customer’s contribution to           indicated on their passport at the time of booking. Changes to a          to departure. All cancellation fees must be calculated based               this, solely assumes the consequences thereof and agrees that                                                                                     is limited by their tariffs, conditions of carriage, tickets, vouchers,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           16. CHANGES TO TRAVEL SERVICES                                            international conventions and agreements.
     the Fonds d’indemnisation des clients des agents de voyages              customer’s name will be treated as a cancellation and cancellation        on the total amount of the products and Services purchased                 TRANSAT DISCOVERIES cannot be held responsible for any                  If confirmed Travel Services are no longer available prior to
     (Indemnity Fund). Personal expenses, telephone and data port             fees will apply.                                                          including HST.                                                             damages owing to such occurrences.                                      the departure date or subsequent to arrival at destination,               20. ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES NOT INCLUDED
     charges, meals, drinks and wine, unless otherwise specified,                                                                                                                                                                  Living Standards: Customers are asked to bear in mind and               TRANSAT DISCOVERIES reserves the right to substitute them                 TRANSAT DISCOVERIES shall not be liable for the quality or safety
     optional excursions, some admission fees, some local taxes,              Changes made subsequent to departure date:                                All cancellations must be confirmed in writing to TRANSAT                  accept that living standards, religion, local practices and the         for comparable alternate Travel Services, or, alternatively, to           of activities and/or services (such as excursions, optional tours,
     mandatory visa fees.                                                     Customers are solely responsible for changes subsequent to the            DISCOVERIES, and the travel documents received at the time                 political system at the destination, and the conditions there with      cancel them. If the substituted Travel Services are of lesser             activities, little extras and others) available at destination that
                                                                              departure date, and will be charged the applicable fees. No refunds       of cancellation must be returned to TRANSAT DISCOVERIES in                 respect to the provision of utilities, services and accommodation,      value, the liability of TRANSAT DISCOVERIES shall be limited to           customers may wish to participate in and which are not included
     DEPOSIT                                                                  will be made by TRANSAT DISCOVERIES for Services either                   order to be reimbursed, if applicable.                                     may differ from those found in Canada.                                  the sole difference in cost. If the substituted Travel Services are       in the package, nor for any other representation made by the
     At the time of booking, customers must provide the travel agent          cancelled or unused subsequent to departure.                                                                                                                                                                                 of greater value, the customer will be required to disburse an            operator of any such activities and/or services. Any written or oral
     with a deposit of $500 per person for all brochure programs.                                                                                       Partial Cancellation : In the event of a cancellation of a double          Service disruptions : Some services including water, electricity,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   air-conditioning, security, sanitary conditions, pools, beverages       amount equal to the difference between the price of the Travel            contract for all such activities and/or services shall be deemed to
                                                                              It is incumbent upon customers to research the political, social          room, a supplement shall be charged for a single room.                                                                                             Services purchased and that of the substituted Travel Services.           be made between customers and the operator of such activities
     FINAL PAYMENT                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and other services or benefits may be suspended or interrupted
                                                                              and economic situation of the destination they are planning to                                                                                                                                                               The customer will be entitled to refuse such substitutions. In such       and/or services and shall be undertaken at the customers’ own
     Unless otherwise indicated, final payment must be received by                                                                                                                                                                 partially or completely during the customer’s stay. Likewise,
                                                                              visit, and evaluate the potential risks before booking Services.                                                                                                                                                             a case, and in the event of a cancellation, the liability of TRANSAT      risk of loss, damage or injury. TRANSAT DISCOVERIES shall not
     TRANSAT DISCOVERIES at least forty-five (45) days prior to the                                                                                                                                                                depending on the occupancy rate of hotels, à la carte dining may
                                                                              Charges for changes and cancellations mentioned above apply                                                                                                                                                                  DISCOVERIES shall be limited to the reimbursement of the price            be liable in any manner for any complaints or claims that may
     date of departure. Reservations made less than forty-five (45)                                                                                                                                                                be replaced by buffet or vice-versa.
                                                                              at all times regardless of the cause, including without limitation                                                                                                                                                           of Travel Services paid by the customer.                                  arise as a result of participation in any such activities and/or
     days prior to the date of departure must be accompanied by                                                                                                                                                                    Food, water and beverages: The food, water and beverages may                                                                                      services which are offered by third parties over whom TRANSAT
                                                                              a war or war threat, insurrection, armed conflict, terrorism or act                                                                                                                                                          Changes to itineraries or cruise itinerary: Itineraries and timings
     payment in full. If final payment is not received within the required                                                                                                                                                         not be up to North American standards. Accordingly, customers                                                                                     DISCOVERIES has no control.
                                                                              of terrorism.                                                                                                                                                                                                                described in this brochure should be used solely as an indication
     period, TRANSAT DISCOVERIES reserves the right to cancel any                                                                                                                                                                  assume sole responsibility for any illness suffered while abroad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   or upon return owing to the quality of the food, water and              and are subject to change. Cities, stopovers or ports of call in          21. CONFIDENTIALITY
     such reservations without prior notice, without right of recovery        CANCELLATION CHARGES                                                                                                                                                                                                         the cruising or coach tour content, individually or combined,
     for the client and levy applicable cancellation fees as indicated in     The following charges will apply to any cancellation, regardless of                                                                                  beverages.                                                                                                                                        TRANSAT DISCOVERIES strictly complies with principles of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           should not influence decisions at the time of booking. The vessel,        confidentiality with respect to customers’ personal information
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Social and sports activities: Some social and sports activities         itinerary, tour, accommodation or means of transportation are             in accordance with the applicable laws.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   and sports equipment, as well as entertainment organized by             subject to change. The local tour operator and guide reserve the
     OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS                                               the travel agent becomes responsible for payment and must keep            present himself/herself for an outbound flight (no show), safety           participating hotels or cruises and included in packages, are offered   right to alter or substitute alternative itineraries with or without      22. COMMENTS AND CLAIMS
                                                                              a signed copy of the customer’s authorization on file. In the event       reasons to prevent the violation of any applicable laws of any             free of charge and, as such, do not impact the cost of the packages.    prior notice to the passenger.                                            At destination, customers must contact the TRANSAT
     1. BROCHURE DESCRIPTIONS                                                 that credit card charges are contested, a copy of this authorization      country or to prevent any hazard or risk to such passenger, to any         These added benefits vary and are subject to change or cancellation                                                                               DISCOVERIES representative to get his/her assistance to remedy
     TRANSAT DISCOVERIES has put forth all necessary efforts to ensure        must be sent to TRANSAT DISCOVERIES before any decision can               other person or property, or to the flight.                                at any time during the customer’s stay.                                 17. CUSTOMER RESPONSIBILITY                                               any problem without delay. When the travel arrangements do not
     that, at time of publication, all descriptions in the present brochure   be made.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Statement to the Travel Agent: Customers are responsible for              include the service of a TRANSAT DISCOVERIES representative, the
     are accurate. For several reasons beyond the control of TRANSAT                                                                                    6. VALIDITY OF TICKETS                                                     Insects: Insect life thrives in certain climates and makes no
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   distinction between budget, intermediate or higher-priced hotel         advising their travel agent of their intentions, expectations and         client must contact either the local representative, the tour guide,
     DISCOVERIES, modifications can take place during the season              5. FLIGHTS AND CARRIERS                                                   Tickets are made out in the name of the customer and are not                                                                                       needs, as they relate to the proposed travel, before the reservation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   accommodations.                                                                                                                                   the hotel manager or the onboard purser. If a problem cannot
     which may affect brochure descriptions. These modifications will         Note that this section also applies to water and ground                   transferable. Tickets are valid only on the dates and flights                                                                                      is completed.                                                             be resolved or dealt with immediately, customers are requested
     be noted and TRANSAT DISCOVERIES’ computer reservation link              transportation (ferries or others).                                       indicated. Unused portions of tickets may not be used for travel           Construction: To maintain the quality of services, hotel complexes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Health: Customers whose physical condition so requires must               to forward the specifics of the incident in writing to their agent
     will be updated accordingly. For cruises, ask your travel agent at the   Customers acknowledge and accept the following:                           on other flights and are not subject to refund at any time.                must regularly undergo maintenance, improvement and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ensure that they have a sufficient quantity of any required               within thirty (30) days of their return date, in order to facilitate the
     time of booking to verify if any modifications have been made. It        Changes: Flights offered by TRANSAT DISCOVERIES are                                                                                                  renovation work and, in some instances, consider expansion.
                                                                                                                                                        7. MINORS                                                                                                                                          medication with them, and that they must carry such medication            processing of your claim as adequately as possible.
     is the travel agent’s responsibility to advise the customer of these     conducted in accordance with the applicable tariff of the air carrier                                                                                Whenever construction or renovation work that is likely to
                                                                                                                                                        Air navigation orders adopted by the Ministry of Transport allow                                                                                   in their hand baggage at all times. Customers must also consult
     modifications. No representative of TRANSAT DISCOVERIES is               and pursuant to regulations set out by the Canadian Transportation                                                                                   interfere with the use and enjoyment of any accommodation                                                                                         23. LAWS
                                                                                                                                                        infants under two (2) years of age (at date of completion of                                                                                       competent medical authorities prior to departure about                    This agreement is governed by the laws of the province in which
     authorized to alter or ignore any of the provisions hereof.              Agency. All such flights and rates are also subject to approval by                                                                                   is brought to the attention of TRANSAT DISCOVERIES, every
                                                                                                                                                        travel) to travel free of charge, provided they do not occupy a                                                                                    preventive medical measures to be taken as regards to the                 the Canadian gateway city is located. The voiding of one or
                                                                              the relevant government authorities. Consolidations and changes                                                                                      reasonable effort will be deployed to promptly notify customers,
     2. PRICES INDICATED                                                                                                                                seat (flight reservation must be made) and no meal service is                                                                                      countries to be visited.                                                  other of the clauses hereto shall neither annul nor invalidate this
                                                                              in the published schedule, aircraft type, days of operation, air                                                                                     however, it cannot be held accountable for any inconvenience
     Prices are quoted in Canadian dollars (CAN$), unless otherwise                                                                                     provided.                                                                  caused to the client.                                                   Pregnancy: The cruise lines will not accept passengers who will           agreement which is known as the “Terms and Conditions”.
     indicated, and are based upon the prices of service providers,           carrier providing air transportation, and flight itinerary may be                                                                                                                                                            have entered their twenty-fourth (24th) week of pregnancy by the
                                                                              undertaken at any time and without prior notice, in accordance            8. BAGGAGE                                                                 Holidays, school breaks, elections and conventions: Customers
     the exchange rate, the cost of fuel, taxes and other fees in force                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    time their travel concludes. A medical certificate establishing the
                                                                              with the air carrier’s tariff.                                            Limits: Air carriers have individual rules and regulations with            may be subject to certain inconveniences, such as cancellation
     at time of preparation of the present brochure. All prices are                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        due date and fitness to travel is required.
                                                                              Schedule Check and Connecting Flights: Flight schedules are               respect to baggage weight, size and number. Customers must                 or unavailability of some services, when travelling during
     subject to change without notice. Price reductions are applicable                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     The air carrier may refuse pregnant passengers for whom air
                                                                              subject to change without notice. All customers having purchased          consult with their travel agent for applicable restrictions.               periods designated as school breaks, other holidays, elections or
     to new bookings only. Prices are quoted in Canadian dollars                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           travel may involve a risk to themselves or their unborn children. A
                                                                              a package or air only with TRANSAT DISCOVERIES are entirely               Liability: The provisions of the Montreal Convention, or the               conventions. Because these periods vary according to country
     (CAN$), unless otherwise indicated, and are based upon the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            medical certificate establishing the due date and fitness to travel
                                                                              responsible for verifying the flight schedule with the airline and/or     Warsaw Convention, as the case may be, the applicable tariffs of           and relevant authorities, it is practically impossible for TRANSAT
     prices of service providers, the exchange rate, the cost of fuel,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     may be required prior to departure. Please ask your travel agent
                                                                              TRANSAT DISCOVERIES’ representative during the 24-hour period             the air carrier, as well as the notice appearing on the passenger          DISCOVERIES to provide any indication of such dates. Customers
     taxes and other fees in force at time of preparation of the present                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   for the air carrier’s policy in this regard.
                                                                              immediately prior to the departure and the return date. Customers         ticket and baggage check, govern the loss of and damage to                 acknowledge and solely assume the possible consequences of
     brochure. All prices are subject to change without notice. Price                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sports and activities: Descriptions of sports and other activities
                                                                              having purchased air only must reconfirm their return flight within       baggage and establish the limits of the air carrier’s liability.           travelling during these periods.
     reductions are applicable to new bookings only.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       contained in this brochure are provided for information purposes
                                                                              24 to 72 hours prior to the scheduled take-off time. TRANSAT              Baggage lost or damaged while boarding or disembarking a                   Accommodation in packages/coach tours : Hotels appearing in
     For Travel Services booked through a travel agent licensed in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         only and are not meant to incite the customer in any way.
                                                                              DISCOVERIES undertakes to notify customers reasonably in advance          ship must be reported to the Purser’s office prior to the ship’s           this brochure should be used solely as an indication. The final list
     Quebec, prices may be increased in the event of the imposition of                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     TRANSAT DISCOVERIES cannot be held responsible for any
                                                                              through means it deems appropriate of any schedule changes                departure from port or prior to leaving the local customs area.            of hotel names will be communicated to customers approximately
     a surcharge on fuel by the carrier or an increase in the exchange                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     accident or mishap occurring at the destination during the
                                                                              resulting in the advancement or delay of the flight departure times       Passengers’ baggage and property are transported, stored and               three (3) weeks prior to departure. If Services become unavailable,
     rate, insofar as the exchange rate applicable 45 days before the                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      practice of any sport and/or activity in which the customers
                                                                              or in case of cancellation of a flight. Whenever customers book           handled at owner’s risk at all times and TRANSAT DISCOVERIES               TRANSAT DISCOVERIES and its agents reserve the right
     date on which the services are provided has increase by more                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          participate of their own free will and initiative.
                                                                              connecting flights, they have the responsibility to allow themselves      shall not be liable for any loss or theft of baggage.                      to substitute them for comparable alternate Services. If the
     than 5% since the date of the reservation. If the increased,
                                                                              sufficient time to make the connection. No control can be exercised                                                                                  substituted room/cabin is of lesser value, the liability of TRANSAT     18. FORCE MAJEURE
     without taking into account any increase in the Quebec sales                                                                                       9. TRAVEL INSURANCE
                                                                              over air carriers to guarantee flight schedules, which may be altered                                                                                DISCOVERIES shall be limited to the sole difference in cost.            TRANSAT DISCOVERIES shall not be liable for failure in the
     tax or Canada’s goods and services tax, is equal to or greater                                                                                     TRANSAT DISCOVERIES highly recommends the purchase of
     than 7% of the price of the services, the customer may choose            or affected by various circumstances. TRANSAT DISCOVERIES will                                                                                                                                                               performance of any of its obligations, including without limitation,
                                                                                                                                                        travel insurance covering occurrences that can happen when                 12. ROOM AND CABIN ALLOCATION
     between full and immediate reimbursement of the services or              not be liable for any change of schedule or a missed flight connection,                                                                                                                                                      for any loss or damage resulting from any delay, cancellation,
                                                                                                                                                        travelling abroad, especially medical and hospital expenses, trip          Hoteliers and cruise lines are solely responsible for room/
     the provision of similar services of the same price, otherwise           including any additional fees incurred and special, incidental or                                                                                                                                                            adverse weather conditions, loss of personal belongings, illness,
                                                                                                                                                        cancellation or baggage loss. Consult with your travel agent for           cabin allocation, in accordance with the category reserved by
     the difference in price shall be assumed by the client; no price         consequential damages (including the carriage of baggage) arising                                                                                                                                                            bodily injury, accident, death, deterioration of Travel Services,
                                                                                                                                                        more information.                                                          customers. Should customers choose to alter their room/cabin
     increase may occur within 30 days preceding the date on which            from the foregoing, whether or not it had the knowledge that such                                                                                                                                                            inconvenience, loss of enjoyment, disappointment or frustration,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   category upon arrival at destination (upon availability), they must
     the services must be provided.                                           additional fees or damages might be incurred.                             10. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS                                                                                                                               either mental or physical, due to: 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   make their own arrangements with the hotelier or cruise line
     For Travel Services booked through a travel agent registered             Airport check-in: It is recommended that customers arrive at the          A valid Canadian passport is the only reliable and universally             and assume all additional fees levied by them. Special requests         • An Act of God or Force Majeure or third party wrongdoing;
                                                                              airport check-in counter at least three (3) hours prior to depar-         accepted evidence of Canadian citizenship. Except as otherwise             concerning bed types, room/ cabin amenities and location can be         • A war, revolution, insurrection, riot, blockage, terrorism or act
     in Ontario, except if paid in full, the total price of the Travel
                                                                              ture, failing which their reservation may be cancelled and their          provided, the Canadian passport is required to travel outside of           forwarded to the hotelier or cruise line, but they do not constitute      of terrorism, or anyother unlawful act against public order or
     Services may be increased. If the cumulative increase, except
                                                                              seats assigned to other customers, with no right of recourse.             Canada everywhere and at any time.                                         on any account a confirmation.                                            authority;
     any increase resulting from an increase in retail sales tax or
     federal goods and services tax, is more than seven per cent              Seat assignment: Note that seat selection is not included in the          Certain countries require that the passport be valid for six               For logistic reasons and depending on the director of the vessel,       • Fire, flood, explosion, earthquake, volcanic eruption, epidemics,
     (7%), the customer has the right to cancel the contract and              tariff of the air carrier. TRANSAT DISCOVERIES can, however,              (6) months beyond the date of return to Canada. It is the full             some passengers may be upgraded to a superior cabin. TRANSAT              pandemic, quarantine, public health emergency, storm, lightning,
     obtain a full refund or opt for comparable alternate Travel              communicate the customer’s preference to the airline. Medical             responsibility of customers to obtain at their own expense all             DISCOVERIES does not have control over cabin allocation and               hurricane, tornado or tropical storm;
     Services acceptable to the customer, as long as the price of             certificates concerning seat requests can be forwarded to                 necessary travel documents required by all relevant government             customers who disbursed a supplement at the time of booking             • Accident to or failure of an aircraft or equipment used in connection
     the product corresponds to the price of the original product,            TRANSAT DISCOVERIES at the time of booking, but they do not               authorities, including all ports of call, and to comply with the laws      shall not be refunded.                                                    therewith, loss of or hijacking of an aircraft, or any shortage of or
     otherwise the difference in price shall be assumed by the                constitute on any account a confirmation.                                 thereof. Canadian citizens born in certain countries may require a                                                                                   inability to provide labour, fuel or facilities;
     client.                                                                  Other applicable conditions: Air transportation is subject to             visa in addition to a valid passport. Cruise itineraries require a visa.   13. CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT CONDITIONS                                   • Any strike, lock-out, labour dispute or other industrial disturbance
                                                                              all applicable government regulations and is governed by the              Under applicable laws, all guests must complete the advance cruise         Customers acknowledge and accept that hoteliers, in accordance            whether involving TRANSAT DISCOVERIES’ employees, the
     3. RESERVATION AND CONFIRMATION                                          Montreal Convention, or the Warsaw Convention, as the case may            guest registration form prior to leaving the country. Failure to do        with international standards, request that occupants check in             employees of its service providers or others upon whom TRANSAT
     Reservations are strictly personal and must be accompanied               be, the applicable tariffs of the air carrier as well as the conditions   so can result in denied boarding at the pier. A permanent resident         between noon and 3 PM and check out by noon on the scheduled              DISCOVERIES relies;
     by a deposit or payment in full before they can be considered            of contract appearing on the airline ticket. Once filed with and          card will be required for permanent residents/landed immigrants            day of departure or by noon on the day immediately preceding            • Any government order, regulation, action or inaction or any
     confirmed. Unless otherwise indicated in these Terms and                 approved by federal regulatory authorities, any amendments                who are not Canadian citizens. One (1) parent travelling with a child      an early night departure. The hotel will advise the customer of           failure to obtain the approval of a government authority having
     Conditions, all amounts are per person..                                 or changes to the applicable air carrier’s general terms and              under age eighteen (18) may have to obtain a notarized letter of           the check-out time when he/she checks in at the hotel. Whenever           jurisdiction in the circumstances as may be required to the             Printed in Canada, September 2011
                                                                              conditions of carriage are not subject to additional public notice        consent signed by the parent not travelling.                               meals and/or drinks are included in the package, customers are            conduct of operations hereunder or any government or legal
     4. PAYMENT BY CREDIT CARD                                                                                                                                                                                                     eligible for meal and drink services from the time they check in to                                                                               TRANSAT DISCOVERIES is a division of Transat Tours
     Verbal authorization given by the customers to the travel agent          and are legally binding.                                                  Customers are responsible for checking which documents are                                                                                           restraint upon such operation;                                          Canada Inc. TRANSAT DISCOVERIES is registered with a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   the time they check out.
     for the use of a credit card confirms the reservation, whether or        Refusal to transport – Removal of passengers: TRANSAT                     required, and then making certain that they have the necessary                                                                                     • Others upon whom TRANSAT DISCOVERIES relies for the                     general travel agent licence in Quebec (Reg. no. 754241)
     not the draft is signed. However, upon request by the travel agent,      DISCOVERIES shall not be liable for neither refusal by itself or          documents in hand prior to departure. Customers failing to                 14. PHOTOGRAPHS OR PICTURES                                               performance of the whole or any part of any Travel Services             with offices at: Place du Parc, 300 Léo-Pariseau, Suite 2410,
     customers must stipulate in writing that the credit card may be          the air carrier to transport a passenger nor for the cancellation         provide the required documents may be denied boarding                      Photographs or pictures appearing in the TRANSAT DISCOVERIES              hereunder;                                                              Montreal, Quebec H2X 4C2 • and as a travel wholesaler in
     used without their signature. Once a credit card number has been         of a reserved space or removal of a passenger from an outbound            privileges by the carrier or relevant authorities, without further         brochure should be used solely as an indication and shall not be        • Any other causes beyond the reasonable control of TRANSAT               Ontario (TICO No. 50009486) with offices at: 191 The West
     forwarded to TRANSAT DISCOVERIES to guarantee a reservation,             flight and/or return flight due to, but not limited to, failure to        recourse or the possibility of a refund. Entry to another country          construed as part of these Terms and Conditions. Customers are            DISCOVERIES and any other event not reasonably to be                    Mall, Suite 800, Etobicoke, Ontario M9C 5K8

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