Trafalgar Releases New U.S./Canada Brochure for 2013
By David Cogswell
June 14, 2012 10:19 PM
Trafalgar released its U.S. and Canada brochure for 2013 with 51 itineraries and 10 new trips. The brochure covers trips across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama. To promote the launch of the 2013 programs, Trafalgar is offering $150 savings per person on of the land cost of 2013 North America vacations booked by July 19.
The brochure includes a new eight-day trip to Panama called Panama, The Canal and Beyond. It includes a visit to the highlands of the Chiriqui province for a private Be My Guest lunch, hosted by the Eleta Almarans, one of Panama’s wealthiest and most respected political families, on their estate. The lunch is preceded by a tour of the estate, which is also home to some thoroughbred horses and 200 other animals.
In Boquete (also known as The Valley of Flowers), clients will stay at the Valle Escondido Golf and Spa Resort, visit a coffee plantation and meet with the Ngobe-Bugle, a local indigenous tribe. The tour also includes a Highlight Dinner in Panama City that includes a show of traditional folklore songs and dances. Guests stay two nights at the five-star InterContinental, fronting Panama Bay, and two nights at the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. The last stop is at the new Westin Playa Bonita on the beach of the Pacific.
Also new in Trafalgar’s Family Experiences collection is a nine-day journey through the Hawaiian Islands. The trip includes exclusive Trafalgar Local Specialties like a gourmet chocolate workshop in Oahu and lessons on how to make traditional leis and craft a ukulele. A Be My Guest dining experience will take place at an organic farm in Maui, harvesting fresh food and then having an al fresco lunch with bicoastal views of the island. Kids will get the opportunity to make their own pizza using the farm’s own pizza ovens, as well as to plant a tree as part of Hawaii’s reforestation using local vegetation. In Honolulu, clients will have a Marine-guided visit of the battleship USS Missouri, the “Mighty Mo.”
Trafalgar offers guided vacations in Europe, Britain and Eastern Mediterranean, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, China, Mexico, Central and South America, the U.S. and Canada.