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					                                  Mona shores high school choir

                                           Brazil concert tour 2012

                                                   June 17-29, 2012

                                             Proposed itinerary


January 4, 2011
Tour Directors: Shawn Lawton and Mike D’Oyly
Total Number of Participants: 100 Persons
Coach Company:
Total Coach Miles:
Escorts: Ilse Roderick

                  ORIGIN/
DATE              DESTINATION               TIME           EVENT

   June 17              Muskegon/                          Assemble at (tba) in Muskegon.
   Sunday            Chicago or Detroit/                   Board the coach and depart Muskegon.
                          Miami                            Arrive in Chicago or Detroit.
                        (By Coach)                         Transfer to the International Airport.
                          Miami/                           Check in flight #.
                          Manaus,                          Board the plane and depart Chicago or Detroit.
                    State of Amazonas                      Aircraft:
                          BRAZIL                           Air miles:
                          (By Plane)                       Actual flight time:
                                                           Meal(s): None
                                                           Arrive in Miami.
    Please note…                                           Connect with TAM Brazilian Airlines #.
    American Airlines and TAM                              Board the plane and depart Miami.
    Brazilian Airlines” flights are                        Aircraft:
    not confirmed, therefore                               Air miles:
    routing subject to change.                             Actual flight time:
                                                           Meal(s): Dinner and breakfast.
                                                           Breakfast on board the plane.
                                             11:59/23:59   Arrive in Manaus.
                                                           Claim luggage. Clear Brazilian Customs.
                                                           Board the coach and transfer to the Tropical Hotel.
                                                           Overnight at:
                                                           Hotel Tropical
                                                           Estrada da Ponta Negra, s/n
                                                           69037-000 Manaus, AM
                                                           Phone #:
                                                           Fax #:
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    June 18              Manaus                                  Sleep in late.
    Monday                                                       Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
                                                                 Morning at leisure. Explore your hotel or vicinity.
                                                                 Go swimming in one of the 2 swimming pools the hotel has to offer.
                                                                 Independent lunch at the hotel.
                                                                 Afternoon at leisure for independent activities.
                                                                 Dinner at hotel or nearby restaurant.
                                                                 Possibility of indigenous show tonight providing one is available.
                                                                 Evening sat leisure.
                                                                 Overnight at the hotel.

   June 19              Manaus/                                  Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
   Tuesday            Amazon River                               Assemble at the hotel lobby.
                       (By Boat)                                 Walk to the pier.
                                                                 Walk to your respective boats.
  About the Amazon. . .          For both                        Board the boats and depart.
  outsiders and inhabitants of the                               Paid lunch on board the boats.
  Amazon, there is a mystical attraction                         Afternoon indigenous program (tba).
  to this legendary region and its two                           Visit the Xingu Indian tribe and be part of the welcoming ceremony
  great constants, the river and the                             they will do in you honor.
  jungle. A flight over the jungle is an                         Time to shop for indigenous crafts made by the villagers.
  unforgettable experience; the jungle                           Dinner on board the boat or dinner at the floating restaurant rainha da
  curves contours of the area’s 1,000                            Selva.
  rivers and is broken only occasionally                         Evening indigenous program on the canoes such as crocodile hunting,
  by a clearing. From the sky, it is easy                        etc.
  to believe that the Brazilian Amazon is                        Overnight on the boat(s). The boat(s) will be moving stream upwards
  the largest tropical rainforest in the                         during parts of the night.
  world, larger than all of Western
  Europe and accounting for 60% of the            About the Boats. . .
  nation’s total territory. Despite its           Each boat has its own cook, waiters and complies with all necessary safety rules
  girth, the Amazon Region has only 16            and standards to host an overnight. Watch the flora and fauna from the upstairs
  million inhabitants, similar to the             deck as its rich history unfolds throughout the course of the trip. There will even
  population of metropolitan New York.            be an opportunity or two to disembark and mingle with the locals, to observe
  In some spots the Amazon is so wide             their traditions and customs up close. Befriend them and they may show you
  that neither bank is visible, giving the        some of their exotic pets.
  impression of traversing an inland sea.

  About Brazil. . .Nowhere in South America is the catch phrase “land of contrasts” more appropriate than in Brazil. From one
  end to the other of this continent-size nation, you will go from tropical rain forest to urban jungle, from primitive native culture
  to modern high rises, from distressing poverty to embarrassing wealth. With the largest continuous coastline of any nation in the
  Americas (4,600 miles), Brazil differs itself from the rest of South America in that it is the only country to have been colonized
  by the Portuguese, therefore, the language spoken is Portuguese, not Spanish. To understand Brazil as a country, it is necessary
  to always keep in mind its awesome size. It ranks fifth worldwide: bigger than the continental United States, twice the size of
  India, and four times as large as Mexico but has only 176 million inhabitants.
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   June 20             Amazon River/                            Very early wake up call.
  Wednesday              Manaus                                 Board canoes and start a 2 hour canoe trip taking you to some of the
                        (By Boat)                               most remote tributaries, and witness the awakening of the fauna and
                                                                flora (yes, even the plants “wake up” and unfold) of the Amazon
                                                                Region.
                                                                Return to the boat(s).
                                                                Freshly cooked buffet breakfast on board the boats.
                                                                Time to swim this morning.
                                                                Arrive at the encontro das aguas, the birthplace of the second largest
                                                                river in the world. The two rivers Solimoes and Negro will flow into
                                                                one, and that is how the Amazon is formed and born.
                                                                Paid lunch on board the boats.
                                                                Walk from the pier to the hotel, check in the hotel.
                                                                Just pick up your key at the special desk set up for Mona Shores and
                                                                go to your room, your suitcase will be there waiting for you….
                                                                Board the coach and transfer to the theater of Manaus where
                                                                Mona Shores will give a full concert.
                                                                Rehearsal begins.
                                                                Rehearsal ends.
                                                                Concert begins.
                                                                Concert ends.
                                                                Board the coach and transfer to the hotel.
                                                                Dinner at the hotel or walk to the restaurant nearby, just outside the
                                                                gates.
                                                                Walk back to the hotel.
                                                                Evening at leisure for independent activities.
                                                                Overnight at:
                                                                Hotel Tropical
                                                                Estrada da Ponta Negra, s/n
                                                                69037-000 Manaus, AM
                                                                Phone #:
                                                                Fax #:




  About the Northern Region of Brazil. . .
  The Northern region occupies 45% of Brazil’s total area. It is comprised of ten million residents in seven states: Acre, Amapa,
  Amazonas, Para, Rondonia, Roraima and Tocantins. However, contrary to popular belief, Amazonas is not the only
  geographical area to make up the rainforest. The Amazon Rainforest stretches past Brazil’s borders into Bolivia, Peru,
  Colombia, Venezuela, Surinam and French Guiana; it even stretches past bordering countries into Ecuador. Due to the
  rainforest’s latitudinal location, directly on the equator, the overall climate is hot and humid with many lush species of plants
  and animals that cannot survive in Temperate or Mountainous climates.
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    June 21                 Manaus/           Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
   Thursday                 *Brasilia         Morning at leisure for independent activities.
                        Belo Horizonte/       Independent lunch at the hotel or airport. Depends on the flight
                          (By Plane)          schedule.
                           Ouro Preto         Board the coach and transfer to the airport.
                       (100kms/62miles)       Check in TAM Brazilian Airlines flight .
                          (By Coach)          Board the plane and depart Manaus.
                                              Aircraft:
                                              Air miles:
                                              Actual flight time:
                                              Meal(s):
    * still to early to confirm the flight,
                                              Arrive in (tba).
    but it will be most likely through
                                              Connect with TAM Brazilian flight JJ.
    Brasilia.
                                              Board the plane and depart.
                                              Aircraft:
                                              Air miles:
                                              Actual flight time:
                                              Meal(s):
                                              Arrive in Belo Horizonte.
    About the Theater of                      Board the coach and depart Belo Horizonte.
    Manaus. . .                               Arrive in Ouro Preto.
     The rubber boom ended abruptly in        Meet with host families. Minimum of 2 per family.
    the 1920’s with the emergence of a        85 STUDENTS:
    competitive Malaysian rubber              Students will go home with families.
    market. The Teatro Amazonas was           Dinner with families.
    completed in 1896 to illustrate the       Overnight with families.
    opulence of the era, and still            15 ADULTS:
    remains standing in the city of           Board the coach and transfer to the hotel.
    Manaus. The grandiose theater was         Check into the hotel.
    restored to its former splendor           Dinner at hotel.
    through three major renovations,          Evening at leisure for independent activities.
    marking its culmination in 1990.          Overnight at:
    Marble doorways from Italy,               SESC
    wrought-iron banisters from               Street:
    England, and French crystal               Ouro Preto, MG
    chandeliers encapsulate the Italian       Phone #:
    Renaissance-style interior. Striking      Fax #:
    French tiles and Italian frescoes
    depict Amazon legends and provide
    a clear idea of the wealth and
    ostentation that marked the Amazon
    rubber boom. Caruso sang there, as
    did Carreras, Domingo and
    Pavarotti.
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    June 22              Ouro Preto          85 STUDENTS-
     Friday                                  Breakfast with host families.
                                             Host families will bring you to the school D. Veloso.
  About Ouro Preto. . .Ouro Preto is         15 ADULTS-
  the best known historical city in Brazil   Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
  and is preserved as a national             Board the coach and transfer to school D. Veloso.
  monument and World Heritage Site.          GROUP IS NOW UNITED- 100 PERSONS
  The former gold rush capital is            The Mona Shores High School Choir will be welcomed by the
  situated just south of Belo Horizonte,     students, teachers and everyone in between.
  and its 3,200 ft elevation make Ouro       This morning the Mona Shores Hi8gh School Choir will give a
  Preto a city of narrow cobblestone         full concert at the D. Veloso school. The students will be your
  alleys built on steep hills. The true      audience.
  treasures of the city, however, are its    Concert begins.
  13 colonial churches representing the      Concert ends.
  supreme achievement of Mineiro–            Stay for a while and visit with your new Brazilian friends. Exchange
  Baroque architecture.                      E-mail addresses, phone numbers and addresses and don’t be
                                             surprised if the Brazilian students will ask you for your autograph.
                                             Board the coach and transferr to (rod
  About Minas Gerais. . . Brazil’s           Independent lunch.
  mountainous central region is              Afternoon at leisure for independent activities.
  dominated by the state of Minas            Ouro Preto is a great town for shopping. The best prices can be
  Gerais, which means “general mines”        obtained at the Mercado de Ouro Preto, a place where all the local
  in Portuguese. The name refers to its      crafts are sold at extremely cheap prices. Don’t forget to bargain, they
  great mineral wealth, typified by its      expect it…..
  once vast reserves of gold, diamond        85 STUDENTS-
  and semiprecious stones. Exploration       Will go home with the host families to get ready for tonight’s concert.
  of Minas Gerais began in the 17th          15 ADULTS-Board the coach and transfer to the hotel.
  century, when bands of adventurers         Time to rest and get ready for tonight’s concert.
  from coastal areas came in search of       Time to rest or get ready for tonight’s concert.
  Indian slaves and gold. The explorers      Board the coach and transfer to the Rodoviaria.
  found a black stone near the town of       Walk to the oldest theater of all 3 Americas. The walk is about 10
  Vila Rica that was later verified to be    minutes.
  pure gold (the black coloring was the      Rehearsal time begins.
  result of iron oxide in the soil.) Vila    Rehearsal time ends.
  Rica thus came to be called Ouro           Concert begins.
  Preto (black gold), and the 18th           Concert ends.
  century provoked a gold rush that for a    85 STUDENTS-
  time made Ouro Preto the de facto          Will go home with host families.
  capital of the Portuguese colony. The      Dinner with host families.
  legacy of this period is preserved in      Overnight with host families.
  allegedly historical sites scattered       15 ADULTS-
  throughout the mountains,                  Walk to the restaurant Casas dos Contos.
  commemorating Brazil’s first gold          Dinner.
  rush with an abundance of Baroque          Board the coach and return to the hotel.
  churches and art work.                     Overnight at the hotel.
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   June 23             Ouro Preto/                    85 STUDENTS-
   Saturday          Belo Horizonte/                  Breakfast with host families.
                       Ouro Preto                     Host families will bring you to the Rodoviaria, where students will
                   (200kms/ 124miles)                 board the coach and transfer to the hotel.
                                                      Check into the hotel.
                                                      15 ADULTS-
  About Capoeira …is an Afro-                         Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
  Brazilian art form that combines                    GROUP IS NOW UNITED- 100 PERSONS
  elements of martial arts, music, and                Walk down to where the swimming pool is situated (not heated).
  dance. It was created in Brazil by                  Our coaches will bring some Brazilian high school students to the
                                                      hotel grounds and begin to play volleyball, Brazil’s favorite ballgame
  African slaves by mixing the many
                                                      except for soccer.
  fighting styles from many of their                  After the volleyball game, there will be a capoeira dance/show (more
  tribes, sometime after the sixteenth                details please read left box).
  century. It was developed in the                    Brazilian students will be brought to the Rodoviaria.
  region of Quilombo dos Palmares,                    Independent lunch at the hotel for the Mona Shores group.
                                                      Board the coach and depart Ouro Preto.
  located in the Brazilian state of
                                                      Arrive in Belo Horizonte, the capital city of the State of Minas
  Alagoas, which was the state of                     Gerais.
  Pernambuco before                                   Transfer to the concert venue, the church Cura D’Ars.
  dismemberment, and has had great                    Rehearsal begins.
  influence on Afro-Brazilian                         Rehearsal ends.
                                                      Concert begins.
  generations, with strong presence in
                                                      Concert ends.
  the states of Bahia. Participants                   Board the coach and depart Belo Horizonte.
  form a roda or circle, and take turns               Arrive in Ouro Preto. Transfer to the restaurant Casas dos Contos.
  either playing musical instruments                  Dinner in OUro Preto or if concert ends to late, dinner in Belo
  (such as the Berimbau), singing, or                 Horizonte before returning to Ouro Preto.
                                                      Board the coach and return to hotel.
  ritually sparring in pairs in the
                                                      Overnight at the hotel.
  center of the circle. The sparring is
  marked by fluid acrobatic play,
  feints, takedowns, and with             About Belo Horizonte. . .Belo Horizonte is Brazil’s third largest city with a
  extensive use of leg sweeps and         population of 2.5 million. It is also the state capital of Minas Gerais, a state
                                          known for its conservative traditions as well as its gold, gemstones, and iron
  kicks. Its origins and purpose are a    ore. In terms of family values and politics, the Mineiros are often considered
  matter of debate, with theories         the most conservative of all Brazilians. This modernized city lacks the
  ranging from views of Capoeira as       historical value that nearby Ouro Preto offers, as it was founded in 1897, and
  a uniquely Brazilian folk dance         is still considered to be a very young city. Ironically, the surrounding historical
  with improvised fighting                sites first entice the tourists’ visit, but its examples of modern Brazilian
                                          architecture make Belo Horizonte’s Pampulha neighborhood most
  movements to claims that it is a        unforgettable. One of the most famous modern structures is the Chapel of St.
  battle-ready fighting form directly     Francis, Capela de São Francisco, which was completed in 1943 by famed
  descended from ancient African          Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, designer the country’s capital Brasilia.
  techniques.
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    June 24              Ouro Preto/                 Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
    Sunday              Rio de Janeiro               Board the coach and depart Ouro Preto.
                      (428kms/264miles)              Paid lunch at restaurant half-way between Ouro Preto and Rio.
                         (By Coach)                  Late afternoon arrival in Rio de Janeiro.
                                                     Transfer to the Candelaria church, where the Mona Shores High
                                                     School Choir will give a full concert.
About Rio de Janeiro. . .                            Rehearsal begins.
The world-renowned city of Rio is a                  Rehearsal ends.
former national capital and an                       Concert begins.
important Latin American Cultural                    Concert ends.
Center. Tourists flock to the mountain               Board the coach and transfer to Churrascaria Caretao for dinner.
resorts and stunning beaches lying                   Dinner.
between the Guanabara Bay and the                    Board the coach and return to hotel for check in.
rolling hills. With one of the strongest             Overnight at:
hotels systems in the country, Rio                   Othon Palace Copacabana
unites the two principal forms of                    Street
leisure sought by the tourist: sunny                 Rio de Janeiro, RJ
beaches and tropical evenings.                       Phone #:
                                                     Fax #:

   June 25              Rio de Janeiro/              Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
   Monday                                            Morning visit to the Corcovado (see left box for more details).
                                                     If the weather is great, we suggest spending some time at the
                                                     Copacabana Beach.
                                                     Or, take a stroll along Avenida Atlantica, and soak in the ambiance.
                                                     The natural beauty around the avenue is breathtaking.
  About the Corcovado. . .Visible night and          Independent lunch.
  day from most of Rio’s neighborhoods, the          Afternoon at leisure for independent activities.
  powerful image of Christ with open arms            Dinner at hotel or nearby restaurant within walking distance.
  crowns the summit of Corcovado Mountain.           (maximum 23 blocks).
  Standing 2,300 ft in height, the Corcovado         Overnight at the hotel.
  Mountain is nearly twice as high as
  neighboring Sugarloaf Mountain, Pão de
  Açúcar. These mountains spur an eternal
  argument among Brazilians and tourists: which
  offers a better view? Whatever your pleasure,
  don’t leave Rio without making the trip up to
  the top of Corcovado – or “hunchback” in
  Portuguese, referring to the mountain’s shape.
  The statue of Christ the Redeemer has been a
  landmark of Rio de Janeiro since its
  inauguration in 1931 and stands 100 ft tall atop
  a 20 ft pedestal wired with powerful lighting to
  enhance the forceful presence of this unique
  image.
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   June 26           Rio de Janeiro/   Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
   Tuesday             Sao Paulo/      Board the coach and transfer to the airport.
                        Iguassu        Check in TAM Brazilian Airlines flight JJ#.
                      (By Plane)       Board the plane and depart Rio de Janeiro.
                                       Aircraft:
                                       Air miles:
                                       Actual flight time:
                                       Meal(s):
                                       Arrive in Sao Paulo.
                                       Connect with TAM Brazilian Airlines flight JJ#>
                                       Board the coach and depart Sao Paulo.
                                       Aircraft:
                                       Air miles:
                                       Actual flight time:
                                       Meal(s):
                                       Arrive in Iguassu.
                                       Board the coach and transfer to the hotel (tba).
                                       Check into the hotel.
                                       Dinner at the hotel or nearby restaurant.
                                       Overnight at:
                                       Hotel:
                                       Street:
                                       Iguassu Falls
                                       Phone #:
                                       Fax #:




  About Iguassu Falls…
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   June 27            Iguassu Falls    Breakfast at the hotel.
  Wednesday                            Morning visit to the Iguassu National Park.
                                       Dingy boat trip to the Garganta do diabo (Devil’s throat), included in
                                       the tour price.
                                       Independent lunch.
                                       Afternoon at leisure.
                                       Dinner/show.
                                       Overnight at the hotel.




About the Iguassu National Park…




    June 28            Iguassu/        Breakfast at the hotel.
   Thursday           Sao Paulo        Transfer to airport.
                    Overnight flight   Check in TAM Brazilian airline flight JJ#.
                                       Board the plane and depart Iguassu.
                                       Aircraft:
                                       Air miles:
                                       Actual flight time:
                                       Meal(s):
                                       Arrive in Sao Paulo.
                                       Connect with TAM Brazilian Airlines flight JJ#>
                                       Board the plane and depart.
                                       Aircraft:
                                       Air miles:
                                       Actual flight time:
                                       Meal(s):
                                       Overnight on board the plane.
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    June 29                 Miami/                               Breakfast on board the plane.
     Friday           Chicago or Detroit/                        Arrive in Miami.
                          (By Plane)                             Claim luggage, clear US Customs.
                          Muskegon                               Check in flight #.
                         (By Coach)                              Board the plane and depart Miami.
                                                                 Aircraft:
                                                                 Air miles:
                                                                 Actual flight time:
                                                                 Meal(s):
                                                                 Arrive in Chicago or Detroit.
                                                                 Meal(s):
                                                                 Arrive in Chicago or Detroit.
                                                                 Board the coach and depart Chicago.
                                                                 Arrive in Muskegon.




Please note: All times listed are approximate and subject to change pending airline schedule, road conditions, etc. Times are based
on average traveling speeds and are listed in the local time zone.
Each participant is limited to one suitcase per person not to exceed 62 dimensional inches (length+width+height) and not to exceed 50
lbs. Any charge levied by the airline and/or coach company due to excess baggage must be borne by the tour participant(s).
All hotels, concert venues and activities are tentative, subject to approval. Specific venues are to be confirmed after review, approval
and commitment to the Contract, Tour Proposal and Proposed Itinerary. In the event proposed hotels and/or concert venues are not
available, a suitable replacement will be offered.

The above Itinerary is the sole property of Key Travel and cannot be copied, revised, or used in any other form with out the
express written consent of Key Travel.

				
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