Vacation Values in Tough Times


It was once said that the ultimate optimist is an adventure traveler. Never knowing what might be around the bend of a trail, over that forested hill, through the next river canyon or down a dimly-lit cobblestone alley, the adventure spirit keeps us forging on, ready to be amazed and thrilled. No trip is really a bad trip and there’s no time better than the present to start planning and booking the next escape. At Trusted Adventures we know that times are tough, that’s why we’ve put together these great travel values to help you save some money and fuel that inextinguishable wanderlust!

Take the Family to Costa Rica with Wildland Adventures 
Home to an astonishing abundance of tropical flora and fauna, the jungles, volcanoes and pristine beaches of Costa Rica have long been a Mecca for active, budget-minded families. With Wildland Adventures you can experience the thundering Arenal Volcano from hanging bridges, fly through the cloud forest canopy on a zip line, seek out nocturnal critters on night walks through the jungle, raft the Reventazon River, and finish the week on a tropical beach with a kayak tour through rain forest teeming with wildlife.

Value Promise: 
“Until you get to the end of this fun-filled family adventure with some relaxed family time at the beach, this all-inclusive, guided Costa Rica family vacation is packed full of fun activities, concluding each day at one the best family accommodations in Costa Rica. We’ve even negotiated special discounted rates for children sharing a room.” – Kurt Kutay, President and Founder

Costa Rica Family Vacation – Click Here for more information

Prices:
All inclusive from $1,995 per adult and $1,295 for kids under 10
2009 9 Day/8 Night Trip Dates:
Multiple departures each month, year-round with special scheduling during holiday weeks and summer break


This Combo Adventure from Western River Expeditions Has It All!
Carving its way through stunning sandstone walls, lush river beaches and a legacy of outlaw and Native American history, Green River rafting provides a playful and a true wilderness adventure without extreme whitewater. Begin with two nights at cozy Red Cliffs Lodge on the Colorado River exploring Utah’s off-road beauty on horseback and 4x4. Then take a scenic flight to the river put-in and embark on a 4 or 5 day raft trip through one of the world’s most scenic canyons. This multisport escape from Western River Expeditions really stretches your vacation dollar!

Value Promise: 
“This popular trip packs in the perfect menu of activities; a deluxe ranch stay with backcountry excursions, plus an all-inclusive rafting trip creating a package of incredible value.  All you have to do is show up with a single duffle bag and we’ll take care of the rest!” – Brandon Lake, Director

Utah: Green River Saddles & Paddles Trip – Click Here for more information

Prices:
All inclusive from $1,455 to $1,595 per adult and $1,195 to $1,295 for youth 8-15 
2009 6 Day/5 Night Trip Departures:
June 6, 10, 18, 24, 26
2009 7 Day/6 Night Departures:
July 3, 9, 12, 20, 28


Affordable Luxury on this Arizona Adventure from Austin-Lehman
>From Sedona to one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Arizona’s scenery is nothing short of spectacular. 
Austin-Lehman Adventures and climb Red Butte for 360-degree views of Grand Canyon National Park; trek deep into the canyon, descending through 40 million years of geological time; marvel at the rock art of the Wupatki ruins and stop for shopping in Sedona’s Tlaquepaque village.  By night, savor festive Southwestern cuisine before slipping off to dreamland in the comfort of your deluxe lodge or luxury campsite. 

Value Promise: 
“On this special itinerary you’ll enjoy all the action, surprising luxury, expert care and over-the-top service that we’ve built our reputation upon - at an unprecedented price! By utilizing a deluxe camp near the rim of the Grand Canyon for three nights before moving to a sumptuous lodge high above Sedona for the last two, we’ve created one of our most value-packed offerings yet.” – Dan Austin, Co-Founder and Director

Arizona: Grand Canyon & Sedona High Desert Country Adventure – Click Here for more information

Prices:
All inclusive at $1,798 per adult ($250 single supplement) 
2009 6 Day/5 Night Trip Dates:
March 29-April 3, April 26-May 1, October 18-23, October 25-30


Peru: Enjoy Machu Picchu at Your Own Pace with Myths and Mountains 
Here’s an unforgettable getaway to Cusco, Machu Picchu, and the Sacred Valley that allows you to experience all of the amazing sights for a reasonable price. Visit one of the world’s most fascinating adventure destinations, using Myths and Mountains’ local staff, expert guides, and hotels that fit your level of comfort and budget. Select from three versions based on level of nightly luxury: Budget (comfortable 3-star hotels), upgrade to Classic (upscale hotels with even more amenities), or the most luxurious option, Connoisseur (hotels that cater to the most discerning traveler).

Value Promise: 
“Starting at just $2,095 per person, including round-trip airfare between Lima and Cuzco and comprehensive travel insurance, this short escape to Machu Picchu offers jam-packed value when you want to go.” – Allie Almario, Vice President 

Peru: The Magic of Machu Picchu - Click Here for more information

Per Person, Double Occupancy Prices:
Starting at $2,095 (Budget), $3,145 (Classic), and $4,615 (Connoisseur) 
7 Day/6 Night Trip Scheduling:
2009 Custom dates available year-round starting on Saturdays, Mondays or Thursdays


Longing for Something New? Join The Wayfarers in Ancient Greece!
Co-founder and kindred spirit, The Wayfarers’ Chris Hague leads a new nine-day walk through the unspoiled Peloponnese area of Greece – and YOU are invited to join him!  Highlights include a visit to a 2000-year-old Mycenaean tomb accessible only with an ancient key.  As you tromp from arid mountains and lush green citrus orchards to sparkling blue seascapes, this incomparable Walk will immerse you in the country’s striking natural beauty, rich Mediterranean culture and unforgettable history.


Value Promise: 

“For the first time in four years the dollar is gaining strength across Europe and the UK. This is good news for the world of The Wayfarers! Although our trips are completely inclusive, many guests like to explore before and after their time with us and finally the dollar increase matched with lowering airfares will help their budget tremendously.” – Judy Allpress, U.S. Director and Partner

Greece: Sparta & the Peloponnese – Click Here for more information

Prices:
All inclusive in US Dollars: $4,595 per person (single supplement $525) 
2009 9 Day/8 Night Trip Dates:
May 24-June 1 and September 27-October 5


Create Cherished Moments Together on an Idaho Family Raft Trip
“Family Magic” Salmon River Rafting journeys from ROW Adventures are worry and hassle-free vacations that fit nicely into tight family budgets. Children five and up are welcome participants on these five-day intermediate whitewater trips that depart twice weekly, all summer long. Let the pros at ROW handle everything as you enjoy the stunning scenery, warm water, great rapids and the most beautiful white sand beaches of any river in the West.

Value Promise: 
“In celebration of our 30th anniversary, we’ve rolled back prices on our Family Magic rafting trips on which everything but your clothes and personal items are included. On this all-inclusive vacation, the ultimate value is that we guarantee you’ll create family memories that you’ll take with you throughout life and come home happier and with a stronger sense of family togetherness!” – Peter Grubb, Founder and Director

Idaho: Family Magic Salmon River Rafting – Click Here for more information

Prices:
All inclusive from $1,295 per adult and $995 for kids 17 and under
2009 Trip Departures:
Every Sunday and Tuesday July 5 to August 25


Open Scheduling Creates the Perfect Alaskan Family Vacation
The North Country’s leading vacation company, Great Alaska International Adventures has created the perfect blend of wildlife viewing, outdoor adventure and world class sport fishing for the family that wants to experience the very best of Alaska. You’ll have the ultimate flexibility to plan your visit according to your own schedule with space available, “any day of the week” 7 day packages. Pick-up is complimentary at one of three Anchorage hotels.



Value Promise: 

“As a whole family experience it doesn’t get much better than this. Hiking, a marine mammal cruise, sport fishing, scenic rafting, bear viewing and lots more round out an active week. Plus we’ve kept our prices the same as last season to offer one of the best deals you’ll find anywhere!” – Kent John, Owner and Lead Guide

Alaskan Family Adventure – Click Here for more information

Prices: 
All inclusive at $2,995 per adult with each child under 13 (with a full paying adult) receiving a 25% discount
2009 7 Day/6 Night Trip Scheduling:
Any Day of the Week packages available June to September on a space available basis

 

 

About Trusted Adventures
Recognized leaders in responsible travel, Trusted Adventures was established in 2005 and is made up of seven distinguished members: Austin-Lehman Adventures, Wildland Adventures, Western River Expeditions, Myths and Mountains, The Wayfarers, ROW Adventures and Great Alaska International Adventure Vacations. The alliance helps match active individuals, families and groups with nature and cultural adventures, walking, rafting, cycling and trekking vacations throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. The company’s website offers fast and dependable one-stop shopping for over 350 unique trips to over 85 destinations worldwide. Visit us online atwww.trustedadventures.com/.

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