Specialist tour operator Journey Latin America is delighted to unveil their 2018 Group Journeys: Escorted Small Group Holidays brochure. The new brochure is the company’s 38th annual edition and includes 33 comprehensive tours covering all of Central and South America.
Four exciting new tours have been introduced; a classic highlights of Colombia and three off-the-beaten-track journeys in Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands, Costa Rica and Bolivia.
Chachalaca: Colombia’s colonial and coffee culture starts in cosmopolitan Bogotá followed by a visit to colonial Villa de Leyva before reaching the coffee region where visitors will get the opportunity to learn all about the coffee-growing process. The tour then continues to Medellín one of Colombia’s liveliest and most creative cities and ends in the colonial gem of Cartagena.
Paloma: Andean Ecuador and land based Galápagos begins in dynamic Quito before travelling through the Avenue of the Volcanoes to the tropical port city of Guayaquil. Travellers will then fly to the Galápagos Islands for the final stretch of the trip where they will stay on Santa Cruz Island. This land based option offers the flexibility and freedom to discover a wide variety of islands and wildlife at a leisurely pace.
Tanager: Flora and fauna of Costa Rica combines the highlights with some up and coming regions. Explore Tortuguero Jungle Reserve – a protected tropical rainforest with a huge range of endemic wildlife and Sarapiquí – a popular white-water rafting and bird-watching spot. Head to lesser known Tirimbina Rainforest Reserve and Bijagua for a few varied days of wildlife-spotting, suspension bridges and canopy walkways. The tour finishes in the Carara National Park famous for its bright scarlet macaws and giant crocodiles.
Zampullin: Vistas of Bolivia is Journey Latin America’s first Bolivia only group tour. Travellers will follow the Che Trail to Samaipata, Vallegrande and La Higuera where Che Guevara was killed. This October marks 50 years since his death. Then head into the high plains for some of the country’s most dramatic scenery and highlights; Potosí, Uyuni salt flats, La Paz and Lake Titicaca.
Group sizes are small with a maximum number of 20 and all tours are led by passionate, expert tour leaders.
Jim Ashworth, Group Tours Manager, comments “Although we’ve been selling group tours to Latin America for 37 years, every year new possibilities open up. Whether these are new flight routes, better transport links or the emergence of new up and coming regions, it offers us the chance to launch new tours and make improvements to old favourites. We now offer 33 individually crafted tours, with over 180 departures, visiting 21 fascinating countries, so we’re sure there is something for everyone.”
For more information on Journey Latin America visit www.journeylatinamerica.co.uk