Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Last Minute Holiday Space

The Underwater Room at the Manta Resort is unlike any other hotel room
in the world

Procrastination isn't often rewarded, but we've managed to put together a list of last-minute holiday space for Africa and Latin America that should feel like the ultimate seasonal gift for your heel-dragging clients. Read on to see their opportunities for exploration and relaxation...

Todos Santos Eco Adventures: If your clients find themselves disappointed that holiday commercials have already hit the air, suggest a commercial-free visit to the delightfully unplugged Camp Cecil on Isla Espiritu Santo in Baja, Mexico. They'll be surrounded by magnificent towering cliffs, spectacular sandy bays and amazing lava rock formations. Instead of reindeer, they might spot an endemic ring-tailed cat. Water sports, wonderful meals, hiking and starry nights on the beach are perfect ways to celebrate the season! Contact Bryan at Todos Santos Eco Adventures now, as the remaining space is sure to go quickly!

Visitors to Ka'ana can visit a number of Mayan ruins in
Belize and Guatemala
Maya Trails: The holiday season is near the winter solstice - meaning short days, long nights and cold weather for us in North America. It's the perfect time to escape somewhere warm and sunny and Maya Trails suggests Ka'ana resort in the Cayo District of beautiful Belize. Space is available over the holidays, and their 'Four Perfect Days' itinerary gives travelers a smorgasbord of experiences. Jungle hikes, Mayan ruins, yoga, spa treatments, ziplining, cooking and more - it's a fun and immersive adventure. Email Adriana for availability.

Albatros Travel: Albatros Travel has a holiday treat for your travelers! A bush escape with an optional beach add on is available as of this writing in either Kenya (Dec 20, 24 or 30th departures) or Tanzania (Dec 18, 22, 26 and 30th departures). Guests will have the chance to visit each country's flagship parks while staying in beautiful properties. Clients can add 7 nights at Pemba's Manta Resort - including a night in their amazing underwater room - for just $2995 pp rack (includes return domestic flights from Zanzibar to Pemba with transfers). Contact Jennie for availability as it changes constantly. 

Your clients can ring in the new year Zimbabwe-style
Imvelo Safari Lodges: We've spent the holidays in Zimbabwe before and can attest to the soundness of the idea. Imvelo Safari Lodges still has space for holiday travelers at Gorges Lodge in Vic Falls and Bomani and Nehimba in Hwange. And with the Bomani/Gorges stay 3/pay 2 green season special valid over the holidays, travelers can enjoy a holiday safari with leftover 'green' for gifts! What better way to spend the season than with the majesty of the Bakota Gorge as a backdrop or with elephants rumbling an African lullaby outside your tent? Contact Sjaan for availability.

Ultimate Safaris: Demand for off-the-beaten-track destinations combined with a weak rand means Namibia is seeing its best occupancy in years. As a result, Ultimate Safaris reports almost no last-minute holiday availability, but they have one opening for 2 travelers on their Nov 15 Ultimate Namibia departure. Contact Colleen immediately to book. It's a good reminder that it's not too early to reserve for 2017! Ultimate Namibia set departures in Oct - Dec 2017 currently have space, so if you have clients on the fence about 2017 festive season travel, encourage them to book now!

Hiking in Cotopaxi's wilderness makes for a perfect
alpine holiday
Tropic Ecuador: Tropic Ecuador has added new dates to their land-based Galapagos departure during this holiday season after the opening of their new ecolodge, Magic Galapagos. There are still a few openings for lucky travelers that are quick to book. Tropic has also announced holiday departures for their lodge-to-lodge treks in the Otavalo and Cotopaxi regions. If you have interested travelers and can act quickly, you can combine all 3 programs (Otavalo + Cotopaxi + Galapagos) for a fantastic Ecuador holiday vacation. Visit our blog for dates or email Cristina to book!

Classic Africa Safaris: Uganda is ready to welcome your holiday season travelers with open arms. Many of Classic Africa Safaris' preferred properties have space. Classic can help you craft an itinerary touching on Uganda's highlights, including both chimpanzee and gorilla trekking (permits are still available!), as well as big game viewing in Queen Elizabeth NP and Murchison Falls NP. If you have clients interested in traveling in November, don't forget permits are discounted! Gorilla permits are $450 ($150 savings) and chimp permits are $100 ($50 savings). Contact Hilda to book.

Pafuri's gorgeous scenery may make it the most beautiful
area in Kruger
New Frontiers: South Africa continues to be in demand by the North American market, and this holiday season is no exception. New Frontiers is pleased to report that Pafuri Camp in Northern Kruger still has room. The 19 tent family-friendly Pafuri is best for experienced Africa travelers not fixated on seeing the Big 5. Another option is the new, exclusive use, 4 bedroom Boulders Beach Villa, a perfect family retreat with its own nesting penguins right on its doorstep. Located on the Cape Peninsula, the villa is just 40km from Cape Town and is a great base for exploring nearby seaside villages and the incredible natural surroundings. New Frontiers may also be able to find space in Cape Town and other safari reserves if travelers are flexible, as first or second choices aren't guaranteed.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

New Zambia flights, Africa's 'most intriguing' new destination and 2017 rates‏

Leopard posing in a tree just off the road to Ishasha sector of
Queen Elizabeth NP, Uganda

What's happening this week in the Kusini Collection:

New Frontiers: New Frontiers has great news from Zambia - Proflight will be operating direct flights between South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi Jun 15 - Oct 31, 2017! Also resurrected are Lusaka-Lower Zambezi flights timed to provide direct connections to Emirates' flights. These schedule enhancements, along with a new international terminal opening in Lusaka in August, means more time on safari! It will also encourage exploration of more remote regions like Liuwa Plain NP. Read Sally's trip report to learn more about Liuwa, home of Africa's second largest wildebeest migration!

Tracking desert-adapted elephants is a highlight of the
Ultimate Namibia safari
Ultimate Safaris: In news that should surprise no one, Ultimate Safaris' Ultimate Namibia set departure is starting to sell out for 2017! While most of the 22 departures still have several seats available, departures in Oct - Dec offer the most space, though it will go quickly. Now is the time to start promoting Namibia, especially with Qatar's new direct Doha - Windhoek flight and with the continued weakness of the rand, visits to Namibia continue to be an amazing value. Visit Ultimate's new Agent Zone for live availability and much more!

Tropic Ecuador: Tropic Ecuador's new ecolodge in Galapagos is a game changer. Magic Galapagos is situated in the Santa Cruz highlands, far from the bustle of Puerto Ayora, though close enough for quick access to water activities...assuming guests want to leave the stunning and peaceful property. Home to a giant tortoise sanctuary, guests might find one of the iconic animals walking outside of their tent upon waking. Stays are exclusive to Tropic's clients, and there is new, limited (and very rare!) holiday departure space available. Contact Cristina for dates and to book.

Lake Tana's peaceful waters make for a relaxing journey
between sites
Travel Ethiopia: The Wall Street Journal says forget safari - they have named Ethiopia as Africa's most intriguing new destination. Reporter Ginanne Brownell Mitic was particularly smitten with Lake Tana, one of UNESCO's more recently designated Biosphere Reserves. The lake is home to ancient island churches and monasteries (and the beautiful artwork you would expect to find in them), and is also the source of the Blue Nile. Travel Ethiopia can help you craft unique and thoughtful journeys throughout Ethiopia for your clients.

Albatros Travel: 2017 is rapidly approaching and we know you're seeing lots of new travel inquiries. East Africa remains in high demand as a premier destination, and Albatros Travel has released their rates for next year after meticulously working through the new VAT introduction for Tanzania. Albatros' tariff includes weekly group departures in TZ/KE along with a variety of sample FIT itineraries which can be booked as is or customized. Albatros is particularly excited about their new products showcasing the variety available in East Africa. Contact Jennie with any questions.

A double room at Rwanda's wallet-friendly Five Volcanoes
Boutique Hotel
Classic Africa Safaris: Classic Africa Safaris has also been busy putting together their 2017 Rwanda rates and packages. The great news is that most properties have held their 2016 rates and Classic has also managed to secure better discounts on their services which they are pleased to pass along to agents. And while Wilderness Safaris' forthcoming Bisate Lodge is getting all the attention, CAS is very pleased with the excellent feedback on Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel, a new option just 10 minutes from the Volcanoes NP HQ. In Kigali, the Marriott is also now open and rates are forthcoming.

Imvelo Safari Lodges: Fantastic 2017 specials are available at Imvelo Safari Lodges! Camelthorn, Zambezi Sands and Nehimba Lodges each have a Stay 3/Pay 2 special for the Green Season OR pair two or more and they are valid for any dates in 2017! Combine all three for a Stay 9/Pay 6 special and the Ultimate Imvelo Zimbabwe safari from $3,886pp RACK. If you have guests on a real budget, take advantage of the Green Season Stay 3/Pay 2 specials at Bomani and Gorges (valid Dec 2016 - Feb 2017) - 6 nights from $1778pp!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Family Travel Roundup

Kids living it up on Todos Santos Eco Adventures' Baja
Fabulous Family Fun Adventure

Now that the kids are back in school it's time for families to start planning for those precious days off when everyone can be together for fun! This week's Kusini enews brings you inspiring ideas and fantastic offers for family travel to help you motivate your clients to get the next holiday on the books. 

Ultimate Safaris: Ultimate Safaris loves the Namib Desert for families. Benign critters of all sorts abound, there are no lions, beaches complete with incredible shipwrecks are within reach - discovery is everywhere! Sossusvlei Desert Lodge keeps families enchanted with desert activities and stargazing in their observatory with resident astronomer. Kids rates range from FOC (0-5 years) to 50% off (6-16 years) when sharing with an adult. For those sticking to the coast, the Strand Hotel offers kids age 0-6 sharing with parents FOC and a 50% off rate for kids 7-15 sharing with adults.  

Tropic's newest Galapagos ecolodge is also a giant
tortoise sanctuary!
Tropic Ecuador: A family vacation to the Galapagos is unforgettable, and what better time to go than the holidays? Travelers can take the season's pressure off by taking the kids (and grandparents) on an amazing adventure! It's extremely rare to find space during the holidays this late, however Tropic Ecuador has a few spots remaining on their recently announced December 17th, 22nd, 24th, and 31st land-based departures that visit 3 different islands. Travelers will enjoy water sports, land and water-based wildlife viewing, local culture immersion and more, and it's an amazing value at just $2,475pp rack for holiday departures. Contact Cristina ASAP to book as the space will sell out!

TOSEA: Todos Santos Eco Adventures has the perfect escape for families - their Baja Fabulous Family Fun Adventure Week. This special trip has something fun for everyone - surfing, horseback riding, cooking lessons, lots of different water sports, hiking, glamping and more! Every age from kiddos to grandparents will have an unforgettable experience. Todos Santos is pleased to offer 10% discount for families booking travel in April, May, June or July 2017. View the full itinerary here and contact Bryan for availability and to book.

A visit to nearby Sedibani Village is a fun activity for families
New Frontiers: Planning a family trip to Botswana can feel like an intimidating fiscal exercise, so New Frontiers is excited to share a fantastic special family offer. Children 16 and under stay for free at Delta Camp (Footsteps in Africa) when sharing a room with two parents through December 2017. The offer is valid for either 1 or 2 children depending on family chalet availability. The camp has a light footprint (bucket showers and flush loos) and is perfect for families seeking adventure. Activities take place in Moremi GR and include mokoro excursions (seasonal) and cultural visits.

Albatros Travel: While families love Tanzania's Northern Circuit, Albatros Travel has something new up their sleeve. Their Azura Selous and Park Hyatt Zanzibar special takes family travelers off the beaten track. Remote and exclusive Azura Selous is a true wilderness retreat, and a visit to Zanzibar will open kids' eyes to a new and colorful culture. Great rates are available for kids between 6 and 16 when sharing with parents, and an optional upgrade includes a private vehicle and villa room at Azura, plus a deluxe ocean view room in Zanzibar for just $285pp.

Everyone loves getting their hands dirty at the
peanut butter workshop offered by Maya Trails
Maya Trails: Guatemala is an amazing destination for families. Easily accessible from the US, it's a refreshing change of scenery and culture. Families on Maya Trails' Guatemala Family Getaway have the chance to try lots of new things together - from hiking and horseback riding to exploring Mayan ruins and zip lining high above Lake Atitlan's shores. Bonus - kids 12 and under are gratis when sharing with their parents at Antigua properties El Convento, Casa Santo Domingo and Meson de Maria - ask Adriana for details.

Classic Africa Safaris: Don't rule out a family safari to Uganda! Kids as young as 12 can trek to see chimps depending on location, and can trek gorillas at 15. If parents want to trek without the kids, there are fun options to keep them entertained, including school or community visits, or playing with local kids, all under the supervision of their Classic Africa Safaris guide. Uganda is a great family value, as most accommodations offer 50% off for children under 12 sharing with parents, and scheduled charter flights are 30% off for under 12's. Email Phil for specifics.

Imvelo's 'look up' blind is a great way for young kids to view
wildlife in a safe space
Imvelo Safari Lodges: Taking kids on safari is magic, and Imvelo Safari Lodges really knows how to accommodate families. Everyone loves riding on the Elephant Express train through Hwange (parents love its elevated game viewing platform and space to stretch out). The 'look up' blind is another secure viewing space for younger kids (and amazing for photographers). And for quiet times, kids receive a Junior Safari companion book with games and information on Hwange's wildlife. 12 and unders are 50% off when sharing with an adult, making a family safari an incredible value!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Fall Travel Shows 2016‏

Learn more about Tropic Ecuador's new Magic Galapagos Tented Camp and
Tortoise  Reserve at TMLA in Brazil and ATWS in Alaska! Check out which
Kusini clients are at which travel shows this Fall in the roundup below.
As the days are getting shorter, the calendar is filling up with autumn travel shows. This week we share details on where to find Kusini and our partners in the coming months. We hope to see you on the road!

Pure - Marrakesh, Morocco

 As we go to press, Sonya is busy at Pure at the Palais des Congres in Marrakesh. She is representing Tropic Ecuador at the annual conference where the global travel community gathers for a week of ideas, inspiration and innovation. Contact her for a last minute appointment if you're attending.

TMLA - Iguassu Falls, Brazil

Today marks the kickoff for Travel Mart Latin America. It will be a busy four days for Jimmy Rogers of Maya Trails (booth #1617) and Jascivan Carvalho of Tropic Ecuador (booth #1815)! If you are attending, contact them directly to request a meeting.

ATWS - Anchorage, Alaska

This year's Adventure Travel World Summit takes place from September 19 - 22 in Anchorage, Alaska. Craig Smith from New Frontiers, Tristan Cowley from Ultimate Safaris and Jascivan Carvalho from Tropic Ecuador will be attending along with our very own Tad Bradley. Contact Tad for appointments.

WTM - London

World Travel Market London will be held from November 7 - 9, 2016. Kusini Collection participants include New Frontiers, Albatros Travel and Maya Trails.

  • Craig, Faith and Paula from New Frontiers will be at stand AF260, booth 13.
  • Jimmy Rogers from Maya Trails will be at the Guatemala stand, LA350.
  • Jennie Camm from Albatros will be attending. Please contact her in advance of the conference to arrange an appointment.

Adventure Next - San Luis Potosí, Mexico

ATTA's Adventure Next takes place from November 20th - December 2nd. Jimmy Rogers from Maya Trails and Sergio Jauregui from Todos Santos Eco Adventures will be attending. Contact them to arrange a meeting during the conference.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Greater Kruger trip report, Ecuador photography tour and wild dogs in Hwange‏

Sunset magic at the Nehimba Seeps near Imvelo Safari Lodges' 
Nehimba Lodge in Hwange NP. Photo: Mark Butcher
Paul Bertner is a professional wildlife photographer, explorer and biologist. His macro portraits of reptiles, amphibians and insects have found a global audience in the BBC, the Discovery channel, Scientific American and many other international news outlets. He will be joining Tropic Ecuador's Galapagos set departure to Floreana and Isabela islands October 23, and will also be available for various daily photo workshops taking place throughout the country. Check the blog for dates and more information, and email Andrea for availability.

The Maya Trails team at the worry doll workshop in
San Lorenzo el Cubo
Maya Trails is always looking for new ways to immerse travelers into local culture, thus their new San Lorenzo el Cubo Tour! Travelers will visit a family where they will see a carpentry workshop, as well as learn how to make their own traditional Guatemalan worry doll. Many women in the village earn income by selling the dolls. Guests then tour a school (which benefits from the visit) to learn how educational programs work to break the cycle of poverty. Learn more on the blog.

Join Bryan and Sergio - owners of Todos Santos Eco Adventures - on an amazing journey aboard the MV Westward as they explore the coast of Baja Sur between La Paz and Loreto, April 13-21, 2017. Sergio will be leading the adventures, Bryan will be manning the margaritas, and Captain Bill Bailey will be at the helm of the beautiful MV Westward, built in 1924. Swim with whale sharks, kayak under rugged cliffs and into mangrove-lined lagoons, snorkel in impossibly clear water, and gather to enjoy gourmet meals prepared by Chef Tracie Triolo. Read more about all you'll see and do here.

Kwita Izina celebrates Rwanda's mountain gorillas
Last Friday marked the annual Kwita Izina ceremony in Rwanda. This is the 12th year of the event that brings the country's endangered mountain gorilla population into the conservation spotlight. The ceremony is held to bestow names on all mountain gorillas born in the past year and echoes the Rwandan tradition of naming babies soon after they are born. It is open to the public, and would make a special addition to a gorilla trekking adventure. Contact Phil at Classic Africa Safaris to inquire about next year's event.

We're looking forward to the opening of a new 'treetop walkway' in Tanzania's Lake Manyara NP. Albatros Travel says that the 500m walk starts on a short boardwalk leading to a gradual climb onto the aerial walkway. Guests navigate a series of hanging bridges with thick netting on the sides, and reach a height of 18m into the canopy. Each of the 9 hanging bridges end on a viewing deck that is stabilized around tree trunks, giving travelers a stunning birds-eye view of the park.

Tad, Sonya and Lynn in a rare moment of relaxation in
South Africa
Tad and Sonya, along with Lynn from New Frontiers, put on their road warrior boots last May to self-drive through South Africa's Sabi Sands, Thornybush and Timbavati game reserves. They did 14 site inspections in 5 days (whew!), but hey - somebody has to do the heavy lifting! There's a full trip report up on the Kusini blog including everything from camp evaluations and sightings to dining notes so that you can suss out what might be right for your clients or your next group trip. Contact Sonya with any questions.

We never tire of the wonderful wildlife stories coming from Imvelo Safari Lodges. We are over the moon to hear that Cusp, the alpha female of the Ngamo pack of African wild dog, was recently photographed with 12 healthy puppies. Guests at Bomani and Camelthorn Lodges in Hwange have been treated to daily sightings of the dogs roaming and hunting across the Bomani concession. Cusp is becoming a celebrity dog among wildlife enthusiasts. Learn more about Cusp's story and see photos of the pups here, and keep your eye on Kusini's Facebook and Instagram for daily photo updates direct from Tad's adventures in Zimbabwe!

Ultimate Safaris' Huab Under Canvas has a gorgeous palette
of sundowner color
Ultimate Safaris' new Huab Under Canvas experience is already proving to be a guest favorite, and extremely good luck on the game viewing front only adds to the love. Every guest thus far has seen the rare desert-adapted rhino, and other sightings have ranged from nocturnal sightings like camp-resident genet, African wildcat and porcupine, to abundant plains game sightings. Sundowner views are expansive and peaceful, while night skies have to be seen to be believed. A stop at Huab is a must for your more intrepid clients.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Worry doll workshop

Maya Trails is always looking for new ways to immerse travelers into local culture, thus their new San Lorenzo el Cubo Tour was born!

The Maya Trails team with their worry dolls from the
visit to San Lorenzo el Cubo
Travelers will transfer from Antigua to San Lorenzo el Cubo, discussing the dynamics of this small community en route. Upon arrival, they will walk to a family’s home whose children attend the school. When visiting the home, guests will see the father’s carpentry workshop and then sit down with his wife, Rosa, who will give lessons on how to make a traditional worry doll (Quitapena). Many women in this village earn income by selling the dolls. The tour finishes at the El Porvernir school, where guests learn how Niños de Guatemala educational programs work to break the cycle of poverty.

Niños de Guatemala is an NGO that focuses on making a better future for Guatemalan kids.

In January 2012, they opened the "El Porvenir" school in San Lorenzo el Cubo. Their schools provide quality education to children from poor families who have no chance of sending their children to public schools. Some children are the first in their families to attend school. In order to raise funds for the school, this NGO developed tours with the members of each community. So each Maya Trails tour visiting the school and the community helps support the school.

Contact Adriana for additional details, or to make this excursion part of your clients' Guatemala holiday.

La Paz to Loreto Cruise on the MV Westward - A Special Program with Sergio Jáuregui

The MV Westward
A very exclusive opportunity awaits with Todos Santos Eco Adventures next April. This is a special invitation to join us on the MV Westward as we cruise from La Paz to Loreto, April 13-21, 2017.
Sergio will be leading the adventures, Bryan will be manning the margaritas, and Captain Bill Bailey will be at the helm of the Westward, built in 1924 and still powered by her original Atlas Imperial Diesel Engine. The Westward has only 4 cabins so it will be an intimate and wonderful small group trip.

Bryan and Sergio – the owners of Todos Santos Eco Adventures - are leading this amazing journey aboard the MV Westward as they explore the coast of Baja Sur between La Paz and Loreto.

The Ship:

The Westward was designed by the renowned northwest naval architect L.E. “Ted” Geary and built at the J.A. Martinolich Shipyard in Dockton, Washington. The Westward was modeled after a salmon cannery tender and constructed around a 1923 Atlas Imperial Diesel Engine. She was launched in 1924 as the flagship of the Alaska Coast Hunting and Cruising Co. and pioneered hunting, fishing, and adventure travel in the remote regions of Washington, British Columbia and Alaska.

During WW II, Westward served as a patrol boat off the California coast before returning to the Pacific Northwest where she operated another twenty years, as both private yacht and charter vessel, for two different owners. Now owned by Captain Bill Bailey, the Westward is listed with the US National Register of Historic Places. Our itinerary for the trip is listed below. It is dependent on the weather and the tides and may change at the captain’s discretion.

The Experience: 

We'll start the trip in La Paz, swimming with the largest fish in the world, the whale shark. We'll then board the Westward and spend the rest of the days cruising through the scattered islands between La Paz and Loreto. Along the way we will kayak under rugged cliffs and into quiet mangrove-lined lagoons, snorkel in impossibly clear water while cataloging myriad fish that seem to fly beneath us, and gather to enjoy truly gourmet meals prepared by Chef Tracie Triolo. 

The Itinerary: 

April 13: One of our crew will meet you at the door as you exit the customs and immigration check at the Los Cabos Airport. You will be escorted to our van, which will transport you to La Paz. Our van will be leaving the airport at 14:00 (2:00 PM) for the drive to La Paz, so please plan your arrival time accordingly. Upon your arrival at our boutique hotel in La Paz, you will have time for a stroll along the bay-side malecon before we gather for dinner at a restaurant near the hotel.

April 14: Following breakfast around the hotel’s pool, you will be outfitted with snorkeling equipment for your swim with whale sharks. A van will provide transport to the panga landing where you will board your small, open launch, that will take you into the whale shark viewing area. There are strict regulations in place to protect these magnificent animals, including time limits within the viewing area. Once your time is up, you will be returned to the hotel, where you can shower and pack before meeting our crew for the walk to the marina, where the Westward will be moored.

Getting underway after a short safety and shipboard systems orientation, we will set
a course to our first night’s anchorage. Lunch will be served underway.

April 15-20: We will spend these six days cruising through the scattered islands between La Paz and Loreto. Along the way we will kayak along rugged cliffs and into quiet mangrove-lined lagoons, snorkel in impossibly clear water while cataloging myriad fish that seem to fly beneath us, and gather to enjoy truly gourmet meals. Weather and sea conditions play a huge part in how we select our routes and anchorages, but with thousands of miles of experience in and among these islands, we will show our guests the very best of what is available during the duration of our time together.

In these waters we have seen blue, humpback, sperm and fin whales, orcas, common and bottle nose dolphins, pilot whales, and acres of leaping manta and mobula rays. We have had striped marlin swim right next to our boat, and taken so
many sunrise and sunset pictures that we have struggled to choose our favorites.

April 21: Raising our anchor after breakfast and perhaps a final kayak paddle, we will make the short transit from our night’s anchorage to Puerto Escondido, located on the peninsula shore. Our van will meet us at 10:30 for the twenty minute drive to Loreto’s International Airport. Our crew will accompany you to the airport for final goodbyes and to provide help if it is needed.

Price and Reservation Policies:
  • US$5,250/person
  • Please note that pricing is based on double-occupancy. There is a 50% supplement for single-occupancy and a 50% discount for the third person in a cabin.
  • Deposit due to confirm reservation: 15% (50% refundable if cancellation is more than 150 days prior to trip; non-refundable if cancellation is less than 150 days prior to trip)
  • Balance due 90 days prior to departure (non-refundable if cancellation is less than 90 days prior to trip)
  • Cancellations may be called in, but need to be confirmed in writing.
  • We strongly recommend that you obtain travel insurance.

Cabins and Amenities:
  • All cabins on the MV Westward have a double and a single bunk, settee, sink, toilet and shower.
Note: A valid passport is required for this trip.

Space is extremely limited so contact Bryan with interest today!