Friday, May 29, 2009

Galapagos cruise with Peru for free!

We are currently offering a very special promotion: Book a 7-night Galapagos cruise aboard the M/Y La Pinta and get a trip extension to Peru ...for free!

Highlights include: 8 day/7 night Galapagos cruise aboard the Motor Yacht La Pinta, Cuzco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu.

2009 departure dates:June 26th & July 3rd

Call us at 800-999-0558 for a detailed itinerary and pricing.

Honduras resumes normal operations

Honduras Tourism Industry Resumes Normal Operations

After Early Morning Earthquake on Thursday hotels and attractions in tourist areas, including Roatán, are up-and-running

Tegucigalpa, Honduras (May 28, 2009 at 5:30 p.m.) – Following a 7.1 magnitude earthquake at 2:24 a.m. local time (4:24 a.m. EDT) on May 28, the Honduras tourism industry is operating as normal. The epicenter of the earthquake was 39 miles northeast of the island of Roatán - part of the country’s Bay Islands in the Caribbean Sea. The earthquake had a shallow depth of 6.2 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The effects of this earthquake could be felt across the country, including in the coastal towns of La Ceiba and Tela, and in the large cities of San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa. A tsunami alert for Honduras, Guatemala and Belize was immediately issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, but was lifted within an hour.

“We are saddened for our fellow Hondurans that seven casualties have been reported at this time; however our tourism infrastructure remains intact and is operating as usual,” said Ricardo Martinez, Minister of Tourism for Honduras. “From a tourism infrastructure standpoint, we are fortunate that our initial assessments indicate we experienced minimal damages from the earthquake. For this reason, hotels and attractions are open for business.”

International and domestic air service is operating as scheduled. While no cruise lines were scheduled to arrive in Roatán today, those with port calls beginning Friday will operate as scheduled.

Honduras is located in the heart of Central America, encompassing over 43,000 square miles, making it about the size of Tennessee. It is only a short flight from the U.S.: two hours from Miami or less than three hours from Houston or Atlanta. Honduras features a 500-mile Caribbean coastline on its north and a 100-mile Pacific coastline on its south. It borders on the west with Guatemala, the southwest with El Salvador, and on the east with Nicaragua.

For more information, travelers can call 1-800-410-9608 or visit

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Galapagos - 7 Nights for the price of 5!

2009 marks the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth, the 150th anniversary of the Publication of "The Origin of Species" and is also the 50th anniversary of the founding of both the Galapagos National Park and the Charles Darwin Foundation.

Book now and get 7 nights for the price of 5 on our July 04th and July 18th departures!

A seven night cruise on the M/V ECLIPSE takes passengers to the most iconic sites in Galapagos and ensures maximum interaction with the extraordinary flora and fauna that the Islands have to offer.

For all upcoming summer family departures between June 13th and August 22nd guests benefit from:
Ø 50% children discount when travelling with children up to 16 years
Ø Free air tickets and park fees for couples or single travellers

On the special October 24th sailing passengers will enjoy unparalleled behind-the-scenes access to the Charles Darwin Research Station.  Given this extraordinary coincidence of so many landmark dates, we have tapped none other than Randal Keynes, Darwin's great, great grandson, to join us as a guest on board this special cruise.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Costa Rica travel deal

Take advantage of the unprecedented low travel prices!
For only $765 per person (double occupancy) visit the highlands and tropical rainforest coast of Costa Rica for 7 days. (Offer valid from May 1 to November 14, 2009)

Day 1: Arrival transfer 1 nt San Jose Hotel.
Day 2 & 3: 2 nt Tortuguero package.
Day 4 & 5: 2 nts Arenal Volcano area.
Day 6: 1 nt San Jose Hotel.
Day 7: Departure

§ Arrival meet & greet service
§ 6 nts lodging at selected Hotels
§ 7 Breakfasts, 3 Lunch, 2 Dinners
§ Boat transfers in and out of Tortuguero
§ Boat tours & entrance fee Tortuguero
National Park
§ Guided tour Arenal hanging bridges
§ All in country land transportation to selected areas

Friday, May 15, 2009

10% Off Patagonia Travel

Cruise the edge of South America on the Mare or Via Australis, at a 10% discount. Four night, itineraries depart from Punta Arena in Chile and three night, itineraries from Ushuaia in Argentina. The M/V Australis works perfectly for those looking to explore Patagonia. Tierra and Torres is a classic example of a comprehensive Patagonia Itinerary.
Look for the new boat M/V Stella from Australis planning to sail in the 2010-11 season.
Act quickly if you are planning to travel before the 22nd of December, 2009 as there are a limited number of allotments.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Honduras Haven

By far the best resort in Hondouras is in Roatan at Anthony's Key. Providing an additional incentive to visit, now is the time to "buy one [passenger] and get the second half off". This includes their dive, snorkel and leisure packages for seven nights. Book travel throughout 2009 by the 26th of June.

For as low as $442 per person be treated to
  • hotel accommodations
  • a dolphin beach encounter
  • tropical picnic at May Key otherwise known as Fins and Flippers
  • horseback riding
  • island fiesta
  • kayaking
  • entrance to the Roatan Museum
  • dolphin show presentation
  • welcome cocktail
  • and airport transfers
Dive and snorkel packages includes 3 meals daily as well as 2 or 3 dives or snorkels per day! 16% hotel tax is not included.

At Dolphin University kids from 5 - 14 may participate in "summer camp" which gives opportunities for interaction with dolphins, horseback riding, picnics, a visit to a bird park and so much more.

Contact Lost World for more info on travel to Honduras and Anthony's Key.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Belize island specials just in time for summer travel

Turneffe Island Resort is starting the summer off with a big splash. Not only have they been swimming with Whale Sharks they have also been fishing for $50,000. ESPN just recently completed filming on the island, for an upcoming show. They added a spa this year and it has been a huge hit. Now, even more relaxation in paradise.

Below are a list of current specials and dates that they are available at Turneffe Island Resort.

Turneffe Island Resort Summer Promotions – See Promotion Dates*

1. Family Pack Diving – Buy 3 - 7 Night dive packages and receive a free PADI course for your child. Child must be between 10 and 18 years old. PADI course offered is the Open Water Referral.
2. Buy 1 - 7 Night Dive package at regular price plus tax, receive 1 – 7 Night Dive Package for $300.00 plus tax.
3. Single Diving – We will waive the single supplement

1. Escape Pack - Buy 1 - 7 Night resort package at regular price plus tax, receive 1 – 7 Night Resort Package for $300.00 plus tax.
2. Single Resort – We will waive the single supplement.

1. Buy 1 - 7 Night fishing package at regular price plus tax, receive 1 – 7 Night Resort Package for $300.00 plus tax.
2. Single Anglers – We will waive the single supplement.

*Promotional rates are valid on the following weeks and are based on availability of space:

May 09, 2009 - May 16, 2009 - May 23, 2003 - May 30, 2009 – June 06, 2009 – June 13, 2009 – June 20, 2009 – June 27, 2009 – July 4, 2009 – July 11, 2009 – July 18, 2009 - August 01, 2009 – August 08, 2009 – August 15, 2009 – August 22, 2009 and September 05, 2009. Rates are not valid on previous booked reservations and bookings must be made before June 30, 2009.

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