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Eco-Friendly Vacations

Planning to travel this summer? An eco-friendly vacation will have you enjoying the outdoors while simultaneously preserving the environment. Better yet, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of how your environmental contribution positively impacts local culture, wildlife, flora, and more.

Help to preserve your favorite destination for years to come by booking the eco-friendly vacation of your choice. And remember, going green starts with you.

Barceló Hotels & Resorts

Various Green initiatives at Barceló Hotels & Resorts include:

  • Gold Certification from Green Globe
  • Established beach clean-up programs
  • Education stations available for guests to learn about care of local ecosystems and wildlife
  • Reusing towels and sheets to conserve water and energy
  • Automatic light control in public areas and eco-friendly light bulbs
  • On-site nursery that produces 60% of the plants used in local reforestation
  • Nesting areas on the beach during turtle season to protect baby turtles

Couples Resorts

Various Green initiatives at Couples Resorts include:

  • Environmentally-friendly cleaning products
  • Energy efficient air conditioners
  • 85% of menu items prepared with products from local farmers and growers
  • Use of electronic hand dryers instead of paper towels

Dreams Resorts & Spas

Various Green initiatives at Dreams Resorts & Spas include:

  • Rainforest Alliance Verification
  • Distintivo “S”
  • Beach clean-up programs
  • Participation in the Amigos de Sian Ka’an Program, which promotes community and environmental development
  • Actively involved in Planet Hour and Earth Day
  • Plant and wildlife preservation
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products

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Save $200 NZD at Otahuna Lodge in New Zealand

At the head of a secluded valley on New Zealand’s South Island is a place of replenishment and refinement. It is a place where prestigious luxury accommodation meets exemplary service and cuisine in the context of an elegant, historic country estate. A place where guests receive the warmest welcome and indulge wholeheartedly in the sense of occasion presented by lavish surroundings.

This is Otahuna Lodge. This is New Zealand at its finest.

Guests booking 2 nights or more for stays between 1 October and 30 April, 2013 are entitled to a $200 NZD+tax savings per night if they confirm and pay prior to 1 October, 2012.

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VERY Brief Overview of Peru

Heir to ancient cultures and a rich colonial tradition, Perú is a magical spot which involves one of the richest biodiversities of Earth, and is a melting pot of different cultures who together are forging the promise of a better future.

On another great note, Conde Nast Traveler Magazine, September 2012 printed issue has chosen PERU as one of the 32 best trips in the world.

Also, Conde Nast has chosen Peru’s AQUA EXPEDITIONS (M/V Aria and M/V Aqua)  as Best Cruise Lines winner in the World Savers Awards 2012 for its help to protect endangered wild life and supporting many local communities in so many ways.

Lima Tours is dedicated to the promotion of Peru’s cultural and natural heritages, and are committed to their conservation. We guarantee personalized customer care, by designing innovative products and services, tailor-made for each client, with state-of-the-art technology. They are a well-trained, highly motivated team, fully identified with the company’s values.

Important hotel infrastructure

7.646 lodgings offering 131.624 rooms and 229.886 beds..

26 five-star hotels, 26 four-star hotels, 487 three-star hotels.

927 two star-hotels, 411 one star-hotels and 42 logdes. .

Accessibility by air and land

14 airports equipped to receive commercial flights and 10 ready for international flights: Lima, Arequipa, Chiclayo, Pisco, Pucallpa, Iquitos, Cusco, Trujillo, Tacna and Juliaca.

17 airlines operating international flights.

7 airline companies offering domestic flights.

More than 78,000 kilometers of highways, 8,084.26 of which are asphalted.

Archaeological heritage

Ten thousand years of history are lived through 180 museums and historical places. While Peru inevitably evokes images of Machu Picchu and the Inca empire, the country is also riddled with archaeological sites which are a legacy of even more ancient times, when great civilizations bequeathed a legacy of their art, customs and rituals, their wisdom and skills.

Nature and Landscapes

As home to 84 of the 104 life zones that exist on our plant makes Peru a privileged destination for nature lovers.

Close to 20% of the worlds birds and 10% of the world’s reptiles live here.

Peru has converted 13% of its territory into Protected Natural Areas.

Festivities and Traditions

Peru is a country that sings and dances in joy and sadness with color and a great deal of paraphernalia. Peruvians celebrate some 3,000 festivals all over the country.

Incomparable cuisine

Over 40,000 restaurants across the country reflect the diversity of a nation that has mixed its native traditions with the cuisines of Europe, Arabia, China, Africa and Japan. The result: unique flavours that make Peruvian cuisine one of the best and most varied in the world.

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Tea in the Sahara with Heritage Tours Private Travel

 

9 Nights – Tea in the Sahara!

With a hand-picked expert guide, you will begin your journey in seaside Casablanca. From there you will move on to historic Fes, where you’ll explore Moroccan cuisine with a culinary expert. Venture through the Middle Atlas Mountains to the Sahara desert and explore the legendary dunes in a 4×4 and on camelback. Conclude your Heritage Tours Private Travel trip with an excursion to the High Atlas Mountains and an in-depth tour of Marrakech.

Whats Included:

  • Expert Heritage Tours Private Travel guide throughout
  • Explore Fes with an expert in Moroccan gastronomy
  • 4X4 adventure in the Sahara Desert and sunrise camel ride
  • Private Excursion to the High Atlas Mountains with lunch

Traveline guests receive VIP airport service upon arrival and departure.

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Nomadic Expeditions Founder’s Journey to Mongolia

03 Oct, 2012 – 14 Oct, 2012
Length : 12 days
Begin : Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
End : Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Tour Type : Multi-day Tour | Escorted | Group

 

To celebrate Mongolia – a country that many veteran travelers consider the last true unspoiled wilderness in Asia – home to the largest unfenced grasslands in the world and a thriving nomadic Buddhist culture, it is our great pleasure to invite you to join this one time Founder’s Journey to celebrate thier 20th anniversary. You will explore Mongolia from the Golden Eagle Festival in the remote western mountains to the vast Gobi Desert. Some truly remarkable individuals will join us: Mr. Peter Matthiessen, acclaimed writer and a two-time National Book award winner; Mr. Victor Emanuel, a well-known naturalist, birder and founder of Victor Emanuel Nature Tours and Mr. Costas Christ, editor and columnist for National Geographic Traveler and one of the world’s leading experts on ecotourism. In addition to meeting rural nomadic headers, you will also meet Mongolia’s leading politicians, businessmen, Buddhist monks and social activists for a diverse perspective on Mongolia’s past, present and future. We look forward to traveling with you to this unique and wonderful country!

Itinerary at a glance:

Day 1 – Arrival

Day 2 – Explore the bustling capital Ulaanbaatar and enjoy welcome dinner

Day 3 – Fly to Ulgii and meet local golden eagle hunters

Day 4 – Enjoy the opening ceremony of the annual Golden Eagle Festival

Day 5 – Attend the competition and awards ceremony

Day 6 – Fly to Ulaanbaatar

Day 7 – Drive to Hustain Nuruu National Park

Day 8 – Fly to the Gobi and hike at the Yol Valley

Day 9 – Explore Tugrugiin Shiree and visit Bulgan village

Day 10 – Sample camelback riding at Moltsog Els sand dunes and enjoy sunset at the Flaming Cliffs

Day 11 – Fly to Ulaanbaatar

Day 12 – Departure

What’s Included:

All accommodations based on double or twin occupancy (hotel rooms and gers);

• All in-country flights;

• Transportation in Mongolia as described in the itinerary;

• All Transfers on arrival and departure;

• All Meals as noted in itinerary;

• All excursions, entrance fees, and exclusive visits and arrangements as described in itinerary;

• Extensive pre-departure Travel Guide, reading list, important information about your trip, and luggage tags;

• Nomadic Expeditions guide services throughout your stay;

• All photography and video fees

• All gratuities to expedition support staff, guides and drivers.
What’s Not Included:
International airfare; passport and visa fees; medical and trip insurance; evacuation costs; airport taxes; excess baggage charges; items of a personal nature, including alcoholic beverages, laundry and telephone calls; other items not specifically mentioned as included.

 

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Terms & Conditions:
Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Nomadic Expeditions. Cancellation charges are based on the number of days from the date we receive the written cancellation notice until the main trip departure date.

Cancellation charges:

90 days or more $500

89-60 days 25% of land

59-30 days 50% of land

29-0 days No refund

After trip departs No refund

In addition, any unrecoverable charges or fees imposed by suppliers or vendors on advance payments will be assessed. Airfares are refundable in accordance with the policy of the airline carrier being used, subject to a $50 handling charge.

If full payment is not received 90 days prior to departure, Nomadic Expeditions reserves the right to consider this a cancellation. A Late Payment Fee will apply to all payments made less than 90 days prior to departure.

Nomadic Expeditions reserves the right to cancel or postpone any travel services prior to departure for any reason, including insufficient number of participants. In the event that a trip cannot depart on the dates specified due to unforeseeable events that render the itinerary inoperable or inadvisable, Nomadic Expeditions reserves the right to postpone services until such time as it is deemed appropriate by Nomadic Expeditions. Trip payments will be held by Nomadic Expeditions, and subject to the same conditions as for the original scheduled trip.

Nomadic Expeditions is not responsible for any unrecoverable expenses incurred by trip participants due to trip cancellation or postponement, including non-refundable airline tickets, medical expenses and visa fees, or additional arrangements, made either through Nomadic Expeditions or another provider, purchased to coincide with this scheduled departure.

This trip is subject to the cancellation, refund, and other policies set forth on our Departure Guide. We urge you to read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions.