Any time a country or region imposes any sort of visa stipulation - even if it’s a waiver - the travel industry sighs a collective groan, knowing the obstacles and headaches to come.
TORONTO — The Globus family of brands has released its 156-page Latin America brochure.
There are 41 options in all, ranging from four to 20 days and encompassing Mexico, Central America and South America. Escorted and independent tours as well as cruises are also included.
Available year-round, the programs are operated by Globus as well as value-brand sister company Cosmos, plus Monograms, offering packaged holidays for the independent traveller, and Avalon Waterways with cruises to the Amazon and to the Galapagos Islands.
There is one Globus tour to Mexico – best-seller ‘Wonders of Mexico’s Yucatan’ – and, in Central America, escorted tours to Costa Rica offered by both Globus and Cosmos.
Monograms’ independent tours to Central America are offered to Costa Rica, Guatemala and Panama. Within South America clients can tour several countries on one Globus, Cosmos or Monograms tour, or concentrate on just one such as with Globus’ Peru Splendors or Monograms’ Brazil Highlights.
Urban travellers will gravitate to Monograms’ three independent Getaway tours to Rio, Buenos Aires or Santiago. Each four-day package includes hotel with breakfast, a half-day sightseeing tour and the services of a Monograms Local Host to assist with sightseeing, shopping and dining suggestions.
When clients book air through Monograms on any of their itineraries, they’ll also receive free private transfers between the airport and their hotel.
New to Cosmos is a 14-day Norwegian Cruise Line cruise from Buenos Aires to Santiago with including a stop in the Falkland Islands. Including pre- and post-stays in Buenos Aires and Santiago and with an optional extension to the Easter Islands, this trip ranges from 19 to 23 days.
Avalon Waterways’ cruises onboard the five-star Delfin III (built 2015) includes immersion learning from expert naturalists. The three-day cruises are combined with visits to Lima, Machu Picchu and Cusco. In the Galapagos, Avalon has chartered the 16-passenger yacht Treasure of Galapagos, which was completely refurbished in 2017.
For more information see agentlingo.ca.