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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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Anantara Resort Golden Triangle Discovery Package



Elephants and Elegance! There are vacations, and there are adventures. A trip to Anantara Golden Triangle Resort & Spa is clearly the latter. Here, your day might begin with a sunrise elephant drive or a trek through bamboo groves. Later, you might choose to visit the Opium Museum, take a cooking class, indulge in a spa treatment, or embark on a three-country tour of Thailand, Myanmar and Laos.

Arrive and depart in style as we take care of your return airport transfers. Select your favourite beverage or snack from the mini bar with our compliments, and toast three country views as you relax on the in-built sofa of your private balcony. Savor sumptuous full board meals at our authentic Thai and Italian restaurants, or wonderful international cuisine at our colonial lounge. Internet included invites you to tell the world about your amazing adventures. Visit the Opium Museum, located opposite the resort, and delve into the region’s infamous past. Enjoy a daily choice of true destination journeys, deciding between an indulgent spa treatment, elephant activity, cooking class or three country tour. Stay for three nights or more and receive our most generous resort credit, which can be spent on any experience you desire.

Distance from Chiang Rai Airport (CEI): 40 mi/64 km

What’s included:

Accommodation in a Deluxe 3 Country View Room, Anantara Suite or Anantara 3 Country View Suite
Upgrade to next room category (subject to availability)
Resort credit (4000 THB per 1 night stay, 5000 THB per 2 night stay, 6000 THB for 3 night stay) per room
Daily buffet breakfast at Sala Mae Nam restaurant
Dinner for every night stayed
Lunch for every night stayed
Beverages (select range of non-alcoholic drinks, house wine, beer and spirits)
Early check in subject to availability
Late check out subject to availability
In-room mini bar
Internet access
One time visit to the Opium Museum
Roundtrip transfers from and to Chiang Rai Airport
One activity for every night stayed from a choice of: Spa Treatment, Elephant Camp Experience, Three Country Tour or Cooking Class



Be sure to request the special arrival transfer, starting by private car, then long tail boat and finally elephant-back —an experience like no other!

Package available from August 16, 2012 to November 30, 2012

Terms & Conditions: All rates are in THB and are subject to 10% service charge and 7% applicable government tax. The rates quoted are per night, subject to seasonal variations and change without notice. The resort credit cannot be exchanged for room rates or cash. A deposit of 50% of the full stay is required at the time of booking. The remaining amount is to be paid upon check-out. In case of no shows or early departure, a 100% charge of the total stay applies. Extra child policy (2-16 years of age): Additional charge of THB 6,200 per child per night when sharing a room with parents. Children receive the all-inclusive benefits listed above with the exception of spa treatments. Extra adult policy (17 years old and above): Each additional adult is charged at THB 14,750 per person per night. Fares, schedules, Virtuoso exclusives, events and amenities are subject to availability and blackout dates and may change without notice. Unless otherwise stated, prices are in U.S. dollars, per person and based on double occupancy. Restrictions may apply. See your Virtuoso travel advisor for more details and applicable restrictions. Virtuoso is not responsible for any errors in pricing. The trademarks VIRTUOSO, the Globe Swirl Logo, SPECIALISTS IN THE ART OF TRAVEL and ORCHESTRATE DREAMS are registered trademarks of Virtuoso, Ltd. Virtuoso, Ltd. has a U.S. copyright registration for the Globe Swirl Logo, ©2000. All rights reserved. Virtuoso CST#2069091-50 351228 08/12

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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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Florida EcoSafaris to Unveil Four New EcoPark Attractions

By Kerry Medina
March 13, 2012 10:27 PM

Florida EcoSafaris at Forever Florida is introducing an entirely new category of theme park to Orlando visitors, the EcoPark. Launching April 6, 2012, the new EcoPark Admission Ticket at the popular Central Florida ecotourism attraction will allow for a full day of adventures. The single admission will gain visitors access to six different adventures including the new Zipline Safari, Cypress Canopy Cycle and four new adventures also opening on April 6, 2012. The EcoPark opening will mark the completion of a year-long, $1.5 million reinvention of the attraction located at the 4,700-acre Forever Florida Wildlife Conservation Area.

Most notable among the four new adventures is The Rattlesnake, the first zip-line roller coaster in the U.S. This cutting-edge new experience represents the next generation of zip-lining. Riders launch from a height of 65 feet, gliding along a rigid rail system that winds through the treetops of the Pine Flatwoods. The ride takes visitors through the trees, swinging, swooping, jumping and dipping through 1,000 feet of thrilling adventure.

Also opening is Peregrine Plunge, the longest single straightaway zip-line in Florida. Measuring 1,300 feet in length, this adventure has breathtaking thrills and views. Shooting out over the conservation lands, riders will feel just like a native Peregrine falcon diving into the distance after its prey.

Rounding out the four new adventures are Panther Pounce and the Swooping Crane, both sure to generate a full adrenaline rush. Panther Pounce is a 68-foot-high challenge tower that beckons the brave at heart to step off into a safely controlled rapid descent to the ground below. The Swooping Crane is an extreme swing where guests release from a height of 55 feet into a freefall before swooping back and forth between the trees and over the brush.

The new EcoPark Admission Ticket also includes the all new Zipline Safari, which opened in September of last year.


Save on Select Eastern Costa Rica Adventures by Disney Departures

For a limited time, you can receive $250* off per person when you book select departures of the Adventures by Disney® Eastern Costa Rica itinerary. From zip lining above the rainforest canopy to touring ancient forests filled with exotic creatures, this ultimate eco-adventure allows Guests to explore the natural wonders and wildlife of the country’s vibrant forests.

Booking Window:
Jan. 10 – March 15, 2012

Travel Window:
June 30 – December 29, 2012

Additional Details:

  • Valid for U.S. residents only.
  • This offer cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion.

Book select departures of the Adventures by Disney Eastern Costa Rica itinerary before March 15, 2012 for travel between June 30, 2012 and December 29, 2012 and receive $250 off* per person.

*Offer applies to the purchase of select departures of the Adventures by Disney Eastern Costa Rica itinerary at the non-discounted Regular Rate made between 1/10/12 and 3/15/12. Offer applies to the following departure dates ONLY: 6/30/12, 7/7/12, 7/21/12, 8/11/12, 12/22/12 and 12/29/12. Regular Rates vary depending on departure date and time of booking and are subject to change. Lead guest of the booking party must travel on the land package booked. Valid on new bookings only. Bookings must be made through Adventures by Disney Travel Services, Inc. You must advise Vacationista of this offer at time of booking. Not applicable toward deposit amount. Land packages are subject to availability. Offer not transferable or redeemable for cash in whole or in part. Cannot be sold or transferred for commercial use. Void where prohibited. Subject to conditions, restrictions and change without notice. Cannot be combined with any offers or promotions. Offer valid for U.S. residents only.