Whether you are looking for a bonding experience with family during the holidays or a rewarding gift, Travcoa is offering three luxury Escorted Journeys this December that will bring out the holiday cheer. Special hotel offers in South America and a small-ship cruise expedition around New Zealand make these warm, southern-hemisphere locations the hot spots this holiday season.
Guests who book Travcoa’s “Alluring South America” or “Galapagos and Machu Picchu” Escorted Journeys, embarking on Dec. 16, receive a free luxury hotel night prior to departure in Rio de Janeiro or Quito respectively, or up to $400 per person off the journey price.
“Alluring South America” explores Brazil, Argentina and Chile for 16 days, taking guests on a helicopter ride over Iguacu Falls, an excursion through Patagonia’s Lake District, tango dancing in Buenos Aires and private wine tasting at a renowned Chilean winery. Prices begin at $9,595.
On the “Galapagos and Machu Picchu” Escorted Journey, nature lovers and extended families will particularly enjoy the learning opportunities afforded by a visit to the islands made famous by Charles Darwin and a scenic train excursion to the ancient Inca citadel. The 14-day journey includes active, hands-on experiences, such as naturalist-led hikes, snorkeling with sea lions and penguins, a visit with local school children and special trips to craft markets and art collections. Prices begin at $9,995.
Travcoa teamed up with sister company, Zegrahm Expeditions, to offer an 18-day “New Zealand for the Holidays” cruise adventure around the North Island and South Island from Dec. 19 through Jan. 5. The 110-passenger Clipper Odyssey makes calls in Milford Sound, Christchurch and Wellington, among other destinations. Led by an expedition team that includes one of New Zealand’s longest-serving protectors of the environment and a former New Zealand parks and wildlife ranger, travelers can take Zodiacs to secluded coves, tour a kiwi wildlife reserve and watch for whales and blue penguins from the deck of the ship. Prices begin at $9,480.
Long synonymous with personalized attention, exclusive access to exceptional venues and all-inclusive luxury, Travcoa has been leading in-depth explorations of the world’s most exotic destinations since 1954. For more information, visit www.travcoa.com or call (800) 992-2005.