SOUTH - AMERICAN EXPRESS
Brazil, Argentina, Chile + Fabulous Palette of Patagonian Colors
True Mecca for lovers of astounding nature!
15 days / 14 nights
Small Group with English-speaking guides
Tour starts in Rio de Janeiro:
2018: FEBRUARY, 10 / DECEMBER, 01
In this tour:
- Rio de Janeiro - The "City of Wonders", the heart of Brazil. See Colonial Charm of Rio!
- Iguazu NationalPark - Miracle of Nature!Visit the Argentine & Brazilian sides of these awesome falls + Bird Park (Brazil)
- Buenos Aires - The most beautiful experiences in the city with an amazing culture and many other things...
- El Calafate, Los Glaciares National Park with Perito Moreno Glaciar (Argentina).
- Navigation Todo Glaciares: Upsala, Spegazzini and Perito Moreno Glaciares.
- Torres del Paine National Park (Chile) - One of the most spectacular mountain areas on earth. Fascinating natural wonder.
- Puerto Natales - Charming town onthe shore of the Ultima Esperanza Sound.
- Seno Otway - Observing penguins in their natural habitat.
- Trip on the well-known road "Fin del Mundo" (End of the World).
- Punta Arenas - A city located on a shore of the Strait of Magellan.
- Puerto Montt, Puerto Varas and Frutillar - enigmas of German settlements,gate to the Land District of Chile.
- Perez Rosales National Park - A true Mecca for lovers of astounding nature!Fabulous palette of nature: volcanoes, forest rivers, small lakes, waterfalls, multitude of rare plants and unusual lava masses.
- San Carlos de Bariloche - piece of Switzerland in Argentina, a town that adheres you with lightning speed, surrounded by fabulous lakes, myrtle forests and Andes.
Day 01. Rio de Janeiro -Sugar Loaf Mountain. Breakfast at a hotel. Departure for an observational excursion around the city of breathtaking beauty and diversity in all meanings of life. Rio de Janeiro-"city of wonders", the heart of Brazil, sprawled out among miles of beaches and mountain hills, surrounding one of the most beautiful bays on Earth. Today your excursion goal is "Sugar Head". Driving through the center of Rio with its magnificent skyscrapers of banks and architectural buildings of a colonial era, we arrive at the foot of the Sugar Head Mountain, which got its name for its resemblance and is one of the most recognizable landmarks of the mouth of Guanabara Bay. You will go up to one of the best observation decks in the city, which gives you the best view of Rio in all its glory: a wonderful view of Copacabana, Guanabara Bay, the mountains, islands in the ocean, Niteroi bridge, and a statue of Christ the Redeemer. Further - lunch-churrascaria in one of the typical restaurants in the city. Upon the ending of the lunch, you will be dropped off at the hotel. Accommodation for 1 night. (Breakfast and lunch included)
Day 02. Corcovado Mountain - Charming Colonial Rio -The Iguazu Falls (Brazil). Breakfast at a hotel. We are continuing our acquainting with Rio. Today you will go on an adventure in a mini-train to the tropical forest Tijuca, to the foot of the highest mountain in Rio - the Corcovado Mountain for breathtaking views of one of the world's most beautiful cities. Corcovado Mountain topped with the gigantic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Spreading his arms open wide, Christ the Redeemer almost hovers over the city, blessing and protecting it. This symbol is considered to be the identification card of the city and the whole country of Brazil. Then, you will go to Santa Teresa neighborhood - one of the most ancient districts of Rio de Janeiro. To this day, the district of Santa Teresa looks like a European city of an XVII-XVIII century: small antique houses and narrow cobblestone streets. Here you can meet a nun in a white and black habit, hurrying with her business - the ancient monastery is still functioning. From the beginning of XVIII century and until the modern times, this is a favorite place of city bohemia-artists, poets, musicians. Exquisite Brazilian, European and Asian food, the best coffee in the world, and wonderful lively samba music and its originator chorinho will give you unforgettable moments.People from Santa Teresa are very open-minded and always in mood for having small talk with you, even if you don't know a single word of Portuguese. Here you will feel the true spirit of this marvelous city- a unique experience sometimes missing in the touristic districts and hotels of Copacabana and Ipanema.Then, transfer to the airport. Flight to the Iguazu Waterfalls, Brazilian side. Upon arrival Iguazu, meeting and transfer to your hotel. Accommodation for 1 night. (Breakfast and lunch included)
Day 03. The Iguazu Falls (Brazil) - Exotic Bird Park (Brazil) -Argentina. Breakfast at a hotel. Transfer to the National Park Iguacu. Viewing of the waterfalls from the Brazilian territory. Iguacu waterfalls-one of the biggest nature preserves of flora and fauna in the country, where you can lose yourself wandering through the hidden paths and enjoy the views of magnificent panorama of the waterfalls. The route of the excursion goes through a special road in the National park, which has conveniently located viewing platforms. Here you can make truly impressive shots of the waterfalls. The wrap up of the excursion involves going up in a glass elevator, which opens to panoramic views of the waterfalls from above. Next-a visit to a Bird Park-a unique park of exotic birds, which live in their natural habitats. Ecosystems of the park represent flora and fauna of Pantanal and Amazonia-bright colors of various parrots, multitudes of various types of handsome toucans and other often-rare types of birds, reptiles, and exotic butterflies. Besides that, in the Park you can also encounter many wild birds, flamingoes, herons, cormorants and other feathered ones from every corner of the world. Crocodiles, pythons and lemurs are very effective additions to this wild nature park. Following, a transfer to the territory of Argentina. Visit to a unique place- crossroads of three nations: Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, marked by a stone obelisk. The natural border between the countries is marked by the rivers Iguassu and Parana. Arrival to Argentina. Accommodation for 1 night. (Breakfast included)
Day 04. The Iguazu Waterfalls (Argentina)-Buenos Aires. Breakfast at a hotel.Departure for the National Iguazu Park and viewing of the waterfalls from the Argentinian side. Describing the beauty of waterfalls in words is akin to trying to describe any of the masterpieces of Beethoven in words. It is a sight to see as well as to hear (to hear because you can hear the roar of the waterfalls from around 2.5miles away). Iguassu means "great water" in a native language of a local Indian tribe Guarani, which has been living on this territory even before the arrival of the conquerors to this land. Before us the Iguazu Rivercrashes down from the height of 270feet, creating 19 major and a countless amount of smaller waterfalls about 2 miles wide. The border between the two countries lays through the most impressive one of them all, called "The Devil's Throat". You follow to the viewing platform on the Devil's Throat, where one can become a witness to one of the most grandiose sights on Earth. The viewing of the waterfall is accessible from both sides, although the most incredible view of the waterfall occurs on the Argentinian viewing platform. You will stand next to the waterfall Bozetti-the largest one on the Argentinian side. Little bridges will take you above the waterfalls, where you can watch the water come down, or observe the rainbows and admire this natural wonder, which cannot compare with anything in the world in its beauty. After this excursionfollows alunch. Following is a transfer to the airport. Departure to Buenos-Aires. Arrival to Buenos Aires, meet in the airport, transfer to the hotel. Accommodation for 2 nights. (Breakfast and lunch included)
Day 05. Buenos Aires-The most interesting quarters of the city. Breakfast in the hotel. Departure for the familiarizing excursion to the most famous quarters of Buenos Aires. This excursion includes a viewing of a presidential palace Casa Rosada on a Plaza de Mayo square: the famous speech of a first lady - noted Eva Peron, or Evita - was spoken from the balcony of this mansion. Also, of Cabildo-a colonial building-museum, Cathedral church, an Obelisk-monument, dedicated to development of the city and serving as a symbol of Buenos Aires, of a 9 of July Prospect-a widest street in the world. There will be a visit to a café Tortoni, famous for performances of various legendary artists. Here you will have a chance to have a cup of coffee at the table of the great Carlos Gardel or Hillary Clinton. Buenos Aires is nicknamed South-American Paris, and quite deservingly so. This city really reminds of Paris with its architecture, but with much taller buildings and a much wider river. There are impressive green prospects and boulevards, well maintained parks, exquisite culture of cafes and bars, a diverse cultural life and a very unique bohemian atmosphere in a local Montmartre -a center of an artistic life-one and only San Telmo. A special charm to this city is given by a life style of its citizens (called porteños in Spanish) with their traditions of late night rendezvous' with friends in cafes and bars. You will visit a neighborhood of Italian immigrants La Boca, in which, as many people assert, Tango was created. You will stroll down its famous Caminito Street, where any person will have a chance to feel the real rhythm of tango, since this dance is being performed right in the street. You will walk down a beautiful square called Plaza del Congreso-a place of sessions for both chambers of Congress, and witness a monumental fountain Los Dos Congresos. After that you will follow to the most wealthy and elegant quarters Palermo and La Recoleta and view a famous Recoleta cemetery, which houses the graves of the most prominent historical figures, among which we will see a grave-monument of legendary Eva Peron. Afterwards, you will visit Puerto Madero-the most stylish neighborhood in a central part of the city. In the end of the excursion, you will transfer to the hotel. (Breakfast and lunch included)
Day 06. Buenos Aires-El Calafate- Los Glaciares National Park. Breakfast-box-lunch. Early transfer to the airport. Departure to El Calafate at 6:20 AM. Arrival to El Calafate at 9:40 AM. Meet and greet at the airport and a direct transfer to the Los Glaciares National Park, which is located 50 miles from the city El Calafate. During this trip, you will have the opportunity to observe the vegetation of a Patagonian forest. Today you will go on a unique adventure to the Blue Pearl of Patagonia, where blue glaciers slide down from the mountaintops into the Argentino Lake. Turquoise waters of this lake, wild mountains and a blue sky complete a unique nature of this place that is like no other. Along with many "dry" glaciers, which haven' reached the water, in this park there are three biggest and most beautiful glaciers: Perito Moreno, Upsala and Spegazzini. However, the most famous of all glaciersisPerito Moreno, named after a famous researcher of these places Francisco Moreno (the word "perito" means "expert, specialist, master of his trade" in Spanish). Today you are observing this glacier, which height above the surface of the lake reaches 200 ft. and length of 2.5 miles. It practically intersects the whole lake. This natural wonder was declared the world heritage of humanity by UNESCO. Perito Moreno is very unique-it is the only glacier in the world which not moves away but the other way around-it approaches, with a very high for a glacier speed,- around 300 ft.a year. After the visit to the National Park, you will transfer to the hotel. The afternoon is at leisure to explore the town or walk down to Lake Argentino to watch the water birds. Accommodation for 2 nights. (Breakfast included)
Day 07. El Calafate-Todo Glaciares Boat Tour. Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion for the whole day starts at 7:00 AM. From El Calafate you will depart to Port Banderas (30miles away), where you will meet a speedboat which will take you down the northern side of the ArgentinoLake to reach the Upsala Canal, where you'll find a spectacular Iceberg Barrier. From there you will have a panoramic view of the most powerful of all glaciers - Upsala, whose area reaches 325 square miles. Afterwards you will cruise through the Spegazzini Canal, where you will observe the Seco Glacier to reach the front of Spegazzini Glacier, the highest in the Los Glaciares National Park.A unique beauty of Patagonia, glacier Spegazzini, await you!Spegazzini glacier is the tallest and most impressive one. It is formed from convergence of three ice flows. Above it, reaching into the sky looms black "Devil Head"-an unapproachable cliff, on top of which there are two sharp "wolf ears." There are always swirling clouds of thick fog, and occasionally the black Devil's Head appears from among it,and then disappears again. Accompanied by rolls of thunder, created during the formation of cracks inside the glacier, it is a magnificent sight to witness. Equally impressive is a height of a wall of this glacier-up to 445ft. When the sun appears in the sky, the cracks of the glacier emanate blue light so it looks like there is a cold blue flame flickering inside. Then you will cruise through the Canal of the Icebergs up to the wall of the Perito Moreno Glacier Rupture, your last point of visit.At the end of the excursion and after debarkation, you will be delivered back to the hotel. (Breakfast included).
Day 08. El Calafate (Argentina) - Torres del Paine National Park (Chile). Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Torres del Paine National Park, located on a Chilean territory. Torres del Paine is on the list of worldwide heritage by UNESCO with its massive granite cliffs and a unique ecosystem of a circumpolar pampa. In approximately 4 hours of travel, you will arrive to Cerro Castillo - the border point between Argentina and Chile. You go through all the border formalities. After crossing the border with Chile, we will have lunch at one of the local Chilean restaurants. After that, you will continue your trip to Torres del Paine National Park. The landscape is getting more and more impressive with the mountains of Torres coming closer and closer and the steppe starting next to the road. Lago Sarmiento was the first lake with its turquois colored water and the Torres del Paine in the background. Really fantastic scenery! On the way there you will observe a heard of grazing guanacos, nandu ostriches, and hovering condors. It is also interesting to observe a local variety of black-faced ibis calledbandurreas. Torres del Paine is one of the most beautiful corners of Chile. The territory of the park occupies 181414 hectares and it is unique first of all because of the fact that here, among the mountains, tens of rivers and lakes you can see practically all views of Patagonia-bushy steppes, humid forests, Magellan's tundra and highland desert, not to mention glaciers, waterfalls, rainbows and other aspects of beauty. Today you will see a majestic Del Toro Lake, Paine River and Paine Waterfalls, Sarmiento Lake, Nordenskjold Lake in a background of the Almirante Nieto Mount, Laguna Amarga andamazing Pehoe Lake. You will pass several lagoons until we get to Mirador Nordenskjold, where you can see the Massif from up close and the turquoise waters of this lake.Later-accommodation at a hotel for 2 nights. The views of the "Horns" of Paine from your hotel are unique and outstanding! (Breakfast included).
Day 09. Torres del Paine-Native Forest - The Grey Glacier and Lake. Breakfast at the hotel. You will continue your acquaintance with Torres del Paine National Park. This one of a kind wonder of nature was created by slowly shifting away glaciers of Southern Patagonia Ice Field, which exposed vertical cliffs of almost half a kilometer in height, towering over lakes and hills, which are homes to multitudes of guanacos and nandu ostriches. Visit Mirador Condor and Salto Grande Waterfalls. After that, you will go to Lago Grey, which exists thanks to melting of a giant glacier by the same name, which broke off during the prehistoric times of Southern Patagonia Ice Field. Your view will be introduced to magnificent landscapes, which attract science specialists from around the world. You pass through the most beautiful viewpoints of the National Park until you reach the Grey Entrance. From here, you walk in the Pingo valley on a gently sloping path that follows the bed of the Pingo River. This is one of the greenest areas of the park where it is also possible to see interesting geographical formations. You will visit picturesque Grey Lake where icebergs float on the water from the Grey Glacier, which can be seen in the distance. Walk along the shoreline of Lago Grey on a narrow and winding walkway with ice and icebergs on one side and a green dense native forest on the other side. Enjoy a unique compound of the Grey Glacier, floral landscape, lush greenery and imposing mountains.Return to the hotel. (Breakfast included)
Day 10. Torres del Paine - Puerto Natales - preserve Seno Otway-Punta Arenas. Breakfast at the hotel. Depart to Puerto Natales - a quaint town onthe shore of the Ultima Esperanza Sound.The Spanish sailor Juan Ladrilleros, who was seeking the Strait of Magellan in the year 1557, named the province where Puerto Natales is located Ultima Esperanza (Last Hope). It was his "last hope" to find the Strait after exploring the maze of channels between the waters of the Pacific and the mainland. A short walk through the center of Puerto Natales: you will be pleasantly surprised. Then you follow to Seno Otway - a private preserve, where from October to March one of the most numerous colonies of Magellan penguins gathers for nesting and hatching eggs. Observing the penguins in their natural habitat.You will travel through signaled trails to enjoy the view of these birds in or outside their nests, or from the lookup located some meters away from the beach. All of this in a landscape full of flocks of wild geese, rheas and other sea birds. Your wonderful day continuesto head down the well-known road "Fin del Mundo" (End of the World) to Punta Arenas- a city located on a shore of the Strait of Magellan, and the only city in a continental Chile, where the sun rises above the sea and sets behind the hills. Patagonian Cordillera here curves around, forming a graceful, resembling a coma "tail" of a southern cone and softly sets into the ocean via Brunswick peninsula, which goes deep down into Strait of Magellan. Evening arrival to Punta Arenas. Accommodations for 1 night. (Breakfast included)
Day 11. Punta Arenas-Puerto Montt-Puerto Varas (Chile). Breakfast at the hotel. Walking tour around the Historical Center of Punta Arenas - meeting with the surprising and unexpected.Punta Arenas is history and every corner evokes the adventures and experiences of its pioneers, who founded this city on December 1848 as an incipient colony, and which in the years was turned into the major cultural, industrial, commercial and livestock center of the region.You will see the breathtaking panoramic views of the city and the Strait of Magellan.Transfer to the airport. Departure to Puerto Montt-gate to the Land District of Chile, the land of amazing combination of rivers, snowcap covered volcanoes, green valleys, impassable forests and clear lakes. This is a true Mecca for lovers of astounding nature, which reminds of lakes in Karelia and Finland, with a single difference-mountain peaks towering like an impenetrable wall. Meet and greet at the airport Puerto Montt and move to Puerto Varas-satellite of Puerto Montt, a little town located on a coast of a second largest lake in Latin America-Llanquihue and across from a staggering Osorno Volcano. Puerto Varas is also called "city of roses" for its multitude of types of fragrant flowers. If weather conditions allow, you will enjoy an incredibly beautiful view of snow-covered peaks of towering above the lake volcanoes-Osorno and Calbuco. Puerto Varas, like many other cities and settlements in this region, has a very typical German architecture and aesthetic against a background of almost central European landscapes-multiple generations of German immigrants were developing these cold and rainy lands. After the war, numerous Nazis fled here, a fact, which in no way reflects the mood of majority of ethnic Germans in this country. These are areas of very peculiar mixes and interactions of the cultures of Indians from the South - Mapuche and descendants of Germans from Germany. Accommodation for 1 night at a hotel, located on a picturesque hill with a panoramic view of Llanquihue Lake and Osorno Volcano. If you desire to try your luck, so you can spend this evening and even all night at a local casino, located just 5 minutes from your hotel. (Breakfast included)
Day 12. Puerto Montt - Vicente Perez Rosales National Park - Frutillar - Osorno. Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will follow to Puerto Montt, city developed in the end of XIX century by German settlers.To this day descendants of German immigrants brew wonderful beer following original antique recipes. The outward appearance of this city is more characteristic of the German architecture - "girder" houses have pointy tiled roofs crowned by distinctive weathervanes, decorative balconies with forged lattices are covered with twisting ivy and other greenery.You will go down to the Puerto Montt embankment to the monument of the first settlers and walk across the central square, which houses a cathedral church built from a red Alerce tree. Then you will go to the Caleta de Angelmo fish market, where the locals traditionally come to taste various seafood dishes. We recommend getting a meal at this market-unbeatable prices and amazing variety. Visit to colorful handicraft market, where you can purchase artwork done by local artisans. After that, you will visit fantastic Vicente Perez Rosales National Park with almost unreal color of Petrohue River, lagoon at the bottom of footpath, beautiful Petrohue waterfalls and volcanic fields. Osorno, Calbuco and Puntiagudo volcanoes, surrounding this area, create unforgettable scenery. The vegetation of the Park corresponds to the famous Valdivian rain forests in its mountain variant. Enjoy climb down to the lake along the canyon, through which the melting glacier water from the volcano fills the lake. Your day continues down the shore of the lake Llanquihue in a town of Frutillar where, started in XIX century, there is a large German settlement, which largely influenced architecture, culture and gastronomic preferences of local populace. Here you will see beautiful parks and gardens, cozy restaurants and a unique lakeside theatre Del Lago - theatre floating on the lake. Transfer to Osorno, evening arrival and accommodation for 1 night. (Breakfast included)
Day 13. Osorno (Chile) - San Carlos de Bariloche (Argentina). Breakfast at the hotel. Depart to Argentina by public comfortable bus. Portion of the route passes in the most beautiful region in Patagonia's Lakes District of the Chile and Argentina. You will pass through the territory of the Puyehue National Park of Chile, whose territory is covered with evergreen rainy forests, active volcanoes and unbelievably beautiful lakes. In addition, marvelous town Villa La Angostura located on the northwestern shore of Lake Nahuel Huapi, in the eponymous national park in Argentina. Colorful landscapes will delight you!The unforgettable landscape reminds that of Swiss Alps, but at a much larger scale. Arrival to Argentinian town of San Carlos de Bariloche. Transfer to a hotel. Accommodation for 2 nights. Bariloche offers all conditions for a lifestyle both of a large city and at the same time of a quaint village. Offered here are multiple unique local products - from beer to cosmetics created on a base of a mountain sweetbrier and lavender, souvenir candles, articles made of metal and leather, woodcarvings, and knitted items. Multitude of pubs, snack bars, restaurants and night clubs. You will have time to enjoy this little pleasant corner of Argentina. Enjoy your free time! (Breakfast included).
Day 14. San Carlos de Bariloche - Cerro Otto - Cerro Campanario -Circuito Chico (Little Loop). Breakfast at the hotel. Guided tour to explore this charming Alpine-style town and the surroundings of San Carlos de Bariloche. Today, you have to journey into the colorful, an utterly unimaginable cubbyhole - Bariloche, fascinating for its picturesque panoramic views of the majestic Andes, numerous islands and bays. Cerro Otto-an unforgettable scenery, reminiscent of alpine landscapes, but in a much more charming version. It offers amazing views of San Carlos de Bariloche, glacial Lake Nahuel Huapi of intense blue color and countless islands with typical Alpine huts of stone and wood. You will be amazed at the views of the mountains surrounding the lake, delta gliders soaring and sparkling snow on the mountain tops. While you are here, you feel like a bird flying over the lake, skirting the bowl of the green islands. You will be taken to Cerro Otto by a cable car, which was donated to the city by the once famous Argentine industrialist Boris Furman, born and grown up in the suburbs of Buenos Aires and known for his rich history of philanthropy. The documents depicting a life story of this unusual person are presented in a small Museum of Cerro Otto, where you can learn the history of the early settlers and founders of Bariloche. In addition, you will be able to taste Argentinean dishes and drinks in the restaurant with a rotating floor. So, during your meal you can enjoy all the scenery without getting up from the table. After the visit to Cerro Otto, we follow along the route, which runs along the most beautiful places of the Huapi Nahuel Lake, stopping for breathtaking viewing platforms, boasting magnificent views of the lagoon Trebol, San Pedro peninsula, Cerro Lopez and Tronador mountain peaks and the Moreno and Nahuel Huapi Lakes with an Alpine-style mansions, Llao Llao hotel, Victoria Island, and the Huemu Island.. Then continue to travel across the bridge,connecting lakes Moreno and Nahuel Huapi, take a wonderful stroll through scenic woods to the lake, enjoy the natural beauty, you will never forget. Follow to the peninsula Llao Llao and within the Pañuelo port. Upon marvelous walks up on the chairs-lifts on the Cerro Campanario will perform a panoramic tour of the entire aerial view of Bariloche, just uncompromising, "must see" in Bariloche!Return to the hotel. (Breakfast included)
Day 15. San Carlos de Bariloche - Buenos Aires. Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport. Flight to Buenos Aires. Now here is the big decision: Go home... or stay on? If you must return home, meeting and transfer from Aeroparque Airport to Ezeiza International Airport for your international departure flight. (Breakfast included)
However, if you decide to stay on, that is great; there is a lot to choose from. Tell us what YOU want and we do the legwork. You will transfer to your hotel.Your hotel is close to the pedestrian Florida street, which means diverse varieties of shopping, restaurants and cafes, and great examples of European architecture of the XIX-th century. At a crossing of Florida with Cordova Prospect, there is a Pacifico Gallery-Shopping-a historical building taking up entire quarter of the street, which was built in the end of the XIX century in the image and style of a French department store Bon Marche. Pay attention to the charming ceiling frescas of the store, contrasting with modern brands, located directly below them. Time to explore Buenos Aires at your own pace.
|Rates per person in USD***|
|Double occupancy DBL||$6279|
|Single occupancy SGL||$7268|
***If the travel company creates and pays the group of 21, 22 place is available free of charge in double occupancy. In this case, you will need to pay only intercontinental flights and what is not included in the tour price according to the program.
The price includes:
- Hotel accommodations 4* (14 nights) with hotel taxes and daily breakfast.
- 5 flights according to the program: Rio de Janeiro - Iguazu (Brazil) / Iguazu (Argentina) - Buenos Aires / Buenos Aires - El Calafate / Punta Arenas - Puerto Montt / San Carlos de Bariloche - Buenos Aires.
- 4 lunches according to the program.
- Excursions, visits and navigation according to the program.
- All entrance tickets according to the program.
- Surface and overland travel as indicated.
- Comfortable transport.
- English-speaking guides throughout the whole route.
- Luggage handling at airports.
- Hotel bellboys.
The price does not include:
- Intercontinental flights.
- Trip insurance. We offer an excellent insurance for an additional fee.
- Tourist visas fees.
- Tips for the guides and drivers.
- Meals not specifically indicated as included.
- Foreign airport departure taxes.
- A full payment of a group tour is required 90 days before the beginning of the tour.Failure to make full payment on time may result in automatic cancellation of reservation.
- Tour payments are only accepted in bank transfers to the bank account of Milavia International, Ltd, in a bank in the USA. Credit cards are not accepted as a method of payment.
- The payment for the tour should only occur after the Buyer is provided with a final invoice.The Tour Operator provides a Buyer with a final invoice, which indicates the deadline for the payment. The Buyer is required to comply with the deadlines for the payment, or his/her order is automatically terminated. The fee for the reinstating of the order is US$250.
Cancellation policies of the tour and return of the monetary funds:
- Cancellation of a ground part of the tour program 89-50 days before its start: full monetary refund with the exception of the expenses spent on refund registration and banking operations.
- Cancellation of a ground part of the tour program 49-31 days before its start: 50% monetary refund with the exception of the expenses spent on refund registration and banking operations.
- Cancellation of a ground part of the tour program 30 days before its start and a NO SHOW: no monetary refund would be offered.
- Flight cancellations: Milavia International is not responsible for monetary refunds for unused airline tickets and does not refund the payments for cancelled domestic flights. The Buyer has the right to use the purchased tickets within one year. If the ticket cost for new dates during the year increases, the Buyer must pay the difference in the ticket cost.Air schedules are subject to change and Milavia International cannot be held responsible for any damage caused by such changes and delays.
- Milavia International strongly recommends purchasing the tour insurance and offers it for an additional fee.
- Tour cancellation due to force-majeure: no monetary refund would be offered.
- The Buyer of the tour has the right to choose any insurance company.
- The Buyer is fully responsible for tour insurance purchasing or refusal of thereof.
- Any claim must be made in writing within 15 days after the tour.
- Vouchers for the paid service are sent out electronically 10 days before the start of the tour.
- If the passenger has health problems or physical limitations of any kind, it is essential to let Milavia International, Ltd know at the time of booking.
- Passengers with ortopaedic problems are not recommended to this tour.
- Milavia International, Ltd reserves the right to remove any individual at any time during the tour if she/he is physically incapable to participate in the planned activities.
- Milavia International, Ltd. assumes no responsibility for special arrangements.
Passports and Visas:
- Passengers must be in possession of a passport valid for at least 6 months after date of travel.
- Additionally, all passengers are required to hold a valid visa wherever required. It is the passenger's responsibility to check with the appropriate consulates as to the visa requirements and obtain proper travel documents before the trip. Visa fees are not included.