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Hello Fellow Travelers!
Greece, the first of our three Europe trips is coming up in just 2 weeks time. I'll be staying in Europe afterward to run both the South of France trip and the Portugal and Azores trip. All 3 trips have over 40 people! All the planning is in place and we've got many repeat travelers so let the adventures begin!
Machu Picchu
We're coming up to the 120 day mark on two of our South America trips - Chile with Easter Island and Peru with Iguazu Falls. Both of these trips need a few more participants to make them happen so if you're thinking about joining us please sign up this week. The people who are currently signed up are very excited knowing they will certainly be epic trips. We hope you'll decide to join us. See more information below.

We had a fair response to our trips survey we sent out so make sure you scroll down to the bottom of this email where we announce our spring and summer trips for 2024 with Spain and Mallorca, Sicily and Malta, Prague, Vienna and Budapest, Thailand and Bali.

We hope you'll consider one of these upcoming trips. We work hard to make ours the most memorable vacations you will ever take. Read on and start figuring out your travel plans for 2023 and 2024!

Ed Reder
August 23rd - September 2nd
You will hit 4 countries
on this 7-night world wind tour!

2-days in Iguazu Falls
3-days in Cusco
2-days in Machu Picchu

We'll start off with Iguazu Falls. Nothing in the world compares to, or is as impressive as, the natural spectacle provided by the stunning group of 275 waterfalls that make up the Iguazu Waterfalls. Witness the mighty roar and jaw-dropping-spectacle of South America's grandest natural attraction - Iguazu Falls which have been recently declared as one of the New Seven Natural Wonders, making them a must see destination for any traveler.
Lower and upper walkways permit up close and personal experiences with this magnificent spectacle of nature. Trails through the 210 square mile reserve provide visitors with various views of the Falls, especially the largest one, Devil's Throat. Then our guide will take you into another marvelous adventure, the “Aventura Nautica”, in which the Iguazu boat trip takes you right up to the base of the Falls.
We will be staying at the 4-star Falls Iguazu Resort and Spa (see more info below). We will also have time for your choice of optional tours - either the Jungle Fly tour with zip lines, jungle walk, hanging bridges and Adseiling, or the Bird Park featuring exotic Atlantic Rainforest birds with 100 macaws and over 300 parakeets.

After 2 full days in the park, visiting both the Argentine and Brazillian side of the falls we'll fly to Cusco. We'll tour the city and ruins including the OllantaytamboTemple of the Sacred Water and Saqsayhuman. We will also have an option to mountain bike in the sacred valley and to visit the town of Pisac. After 3-nights we will then take the Inca Express train through the unforgettable Urubamba Gorge for our 2-night visit to Machu Picchu where we can take the optional trek through the final stretch of the Inca Trail.

There are really no words to describe Machu Picchu adequately except to say it is majestic and magical. With surreal clouds that hang from the surrounding mountains it appears as if these sacred ruins are leaping out from a fantasy. It is one of my favorite places destinations on earth. For those who are up for the approximate 5-6 hour and very steep hike to the Sun Gate, you will exit the train at mile marker 104 and begin your journey. It's a challenge but as long as you are reasonably fit you will make it. Otherwise you will stay on the train with our guide and can visit the next day. You will also have the option to take the smaller hike to Huaynapicchu mountain that offers an incredible view of Machu Picchu 

  • Round trip international air from LAX and all other air required for this trip.
  • 7-nights accommodations (double occ.)
  • All ground transportation
  • Guide service in Cusco and Machu Picchu
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Train from Cusco to Machu Picchu
  • 2 lunches
  • Welcome dinner including a Folklore show.
  • Tour of Ollaytatambo
  • All entrance fees
  • Boat ride and tour in Iguazu Falls
  • Option of mountain biking or tour of Pisac

September 6th - 17th
5-days in Santiago
4-days on Easter Island

Great tours in Santiago and an amazing 4 days on the mysterious Easter Island

We start off with 4-nights in Santiago where we will enjoy a diverse choice of optional tours ranging from taking walks along the Paseo Ahumada, wine tasting, hiking the mountains of Patagonia to a natural mineral hot spring, bicycling and more. Click here to see the tours
We’ll offer a wine tasting tour that was one of the highlights of our last trip with a beautiful setting. There are also many excellent beaches about an hour and a half bus ride away. 
On the 11th we will fly to Easter Island, the mysterious island that has had researchers baffled for years. We a nice variety of day tours set up and they are included in the cost:


We'll start our tour of the island by driving along the southern coast. Our first stop are at Ahus Vaihu and Akahanga. Ahu, which means "sacred place," refers to the rectangular stone platform on which the famous Moai (enormous, 100-ton basalt statues) were often erected. Next we'll head to the volcanic crater of Rano Raraku. This might be the most impressive site on the island. Seventy standing sentinels, embedded up to their shoulders in grass on the south slope of the volcanic crater Rano Raraku, lead the way to the quarry or "nursery" inside of the impressive crater rim. This is where the Moai were cut from volcanic tuff, and some 150 figures remain here in all stages of completion. They are mute witnesses to the mystery that suddenly stopped all work. You visit the Ahu of some of the nearby Moai, and check out the holes in the crater rim that were used to maneuver the statues. We'll drive to Ahu Te Pito Kura on the northern coast and visit the Anakena beach, the legendary landing place of the island's founder Hota Matua. After swimming and relaxing in this piece of South Pacific paradise, return to the hotel for the evening.
Drive to Rano Kau Volcano, the biggest on the island, whose enormous crater is now a fresh water lake with floating green fields of totora reeds. This site offers an exceptional view of three tiny and craggy off-shore islands: Nui, Motu and Kao-Kao. Perched 400 meters above the lake on the crater wall is the ceremonial village of Orongo, where the bizarre "bird man" ritual took place. The partially restored village has 48 oval buildings built out of overlapping stone slabs. Over the cliffs you can see an amazing string of "bird man" petroglyphs.
The Ana Kai Tangata cave sits at the end of a beautiful little bay. A rocky trail leads you to the cave entrance, and venturing inside you see a few paintings relating to the birdman culture. Once you've explored the cave, return to your hotel and have the afternoon free.

At the ceremonial center of Ahu Akivi there are seven standing Moais who, unlike most others, look out at the sea. It is said they represent the sons of a Maori sorcerer sent to search for Rapa Nui, the home for King Hotu Matua. However, Georgia Lee states "their function was to look out over the ceremonial area... the ocean just happens to be out there in the distance." Approximately a week after the spring equinox, the seven statues all look directly at the setting sun. This inland ahu was restored in 1960, and all around the site are volcanic caves which you are free to explore. The most impressive caves are called "Two Windows" and the "Cave of the Banana." Before returning to your base, visit Ahu Tepeu and the quarry Puna Pau, where topknots - hats or hairpieces for the Moai, in essence - were carved from the soft volcanic scoria.

After our 4-nights on Easter Island we fly back to Santiago and spend one more night. We felt it was best to break up our flights and not try to return home in one day. We will have another full day on the 16th before heading to the airport for our 11pm flight that gets us back to LA on the 17th.
This will certainly be another epic trip that you will love. We're also very happy with the price we've been able to bring this in at which includes not just the air but the tours on Easter Island!

  • Round trip international air from LAX
  • Round trip air to Easter Island
  • 9-nights accommodations (double occ.)
  • Tours on Easter Island
  • All ground transportation
  • Guide service in Santiago
  • Daily Breakfast

  • Optional tours in Santiago
Trip Updates
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Greece Island Hopping Vacation
April 17th - 30th, 2023

2-nights in Athens
3-nights in Crete
3-nights in Mykonos
4-nights in Santorini

Our 12th Greece trip!
South of France
May 2nd- 13th, 2023

Our 3rd trip to this part of the world
Great hotels and awesome tours!
3-nights in Santa Margherita, Italy
4-nights in Nice and 3-nights in Aix en Provence

Portugal and the Azores
May 16th - 28th, 2023

4-nights in Lisbon
3-nights in Terceira
4-nights in Sao Miguel
Our second trip to the Azores
Tahiti I
June 13th - 25th

11-night dream trip with 5-nights on Bora Bora, 5-nights on Moorea and 1-night on Tahiti

Includes domestic air, daily breakfast and a BBQ dance show!

So popular we have a 2nd Tahiti trip!

View from our ocean view rooms in Bora Bora
Tahiti II
June 27th - July 9th

This trip will be run in reverse with Moorea for 5-nights, then Bora Bora for 5-nights and finally 1-night on Tahiti

Includes domestic air, daily breakfast and 2 BBQ dance shows and one extra dinner!
machu picchu
Peru with Cusco, Machu Picchu and Iguazu Falls!
August 23rd - September 2nd
18 people currently signed up
Machu Picchu has now re-opened!

This will be our 6th Peru trip with Machu Picchu and Cusco and our 3rd time to Iguazu Falls.
Chile with Easter Island
September 6th - 17th
17 people now signed up
5-nights in Santiago

4-nights on Easter Island

Terrific group air and wonderful tours
Argentina with Patagonia
September 17th - October 1st
Epic 2-week trip offering the best of Argentina
29 now signed up!
  • 3-days in Buenos Aires
  • 2-days in Iguazu Falls
  • 3-days in Ushuaia
  • 4-days in El Calafate
Classic Costa Rica
January 3rd - 14th, 2024
15 people now signed up
5-nights in La Fortuna - Arenal

5-nights in Quepos - Manuel Antonio

Terrific group air

Exciting adventure tours

Vietnam and Cambodia
February 11th - 24th, 2024
16 people already signed up!
4-star hotels, all tours included
and most meals
Ho Chi Minh– Cu Chi – Hoian – Hue – Halong – Angkor Wat - Siem Reap - Phnom Pehn
Survey said.....

Thank you for those who replied to our trips survey for 2024. Here are the winners:
April 17th - 28th, 2024
It's been 10 years since we ran this trip which came up on the top 3 of our survey. We're going to keep this one as another 10-night trip without Portugal since we'll be in Lisbon next month. So it will include Barcelona, Mallorca and Seville. We will be working on the exact details as the dates get a bit closer. In the mean time you are welcome to see what we did in 2013.

Spain Group
May 1st - 12th, 2024
Here's the number one destination on our survey. This will be our 3rd trip to Sicily and Malta and we are likely to repeat everything about the last one. You will absolutely love this trip.

Here's a link to the trip back in 2018. I'm sure the cost will go up but as always we try to keep it as reasonable as possible.

May 15th - 26th, 2024
This one came in as the number 2 choice for spring. We've run this trip 2 times and it's certainly a winner. 3-nights in Budapest, 3-nights in Vienna and 4-nights in Prague. We'll offer the same tours that we did on our last trip which provides a complete tour.

Here's a link to the last trip where you can read more.

June 19th - 30th, 2024
Now we're looking at our two summer trips. First one - Thailand.

This will be a 10-night trip with 3-nights in Bangkok and 7 in Krabi.

We've been to Thailand several times now and expect to repeat what we've had because it really couldn't get any better.

Give us some time to finalize the details.

July 2nd - 13th
Here's a very popular trip that many people are asking for.

This is a 9-night trip with just one amazing hotel so it's an easier trip with less movement. We organize some great adventure tours with mountain biking, snorkeling, island hopping, visits to temples and scuba diving.

Give us some time to finalize the details.

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We know you will love any of these awesome vacations. We have group air from LAX on most of these trips and typically from the east coast, or you can deduct our air from the cost of the trip or request air from your gateway.

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