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Anticipated itinerary; actual route may vary.

Day 1: arrive cuiaba

Welcome to Brazil!Welcome to Brazil!

Welcome to Brazil! After your arrival in Cuiaba, you'll be met and transferred to your hotel, where you can rest up for the adventure ahead.

Meals
Dinner
Lodging
Hotel Gran Odara (or similar)

Day 2: chapada dos guimaraes

See the towering Veu de Noiva waterfallSee the towering Veu de Noiva waterfall

After breakfast, check out and get on the road for the one-hour drive to Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park. (Chapada is a Brazilian word that means a region of steep cliffs, usually at the edge of a plateau.) With its average altitude of 2500' above sea level, it's the main source of the water that flows into the Pantanal Lowland. Its numerous waterfalls, crystal clear rivers, exotic fauna, savannah vegetation, and intriguing rock formations are a feast for the eyes.

Upon arrival, visit a highlight of the park, Veu de Noiva. Translated to "bridal veil," the waterfall, at 200 feet high, is thought to resemble a long wedding veil as the water slides down the rock.

If time allows (depending on your flight schedule), also visit the Geodesic Center of South America. After, check into your lodge to get settled for the next few nights.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Park Ecolodge (or similar)

Days 3-4: chapada dos guimaraes national park

Look for howler monkeysLook for howler monkeys

Continue exploring the beauty of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park. Enjoy wonderful guided walks to view numerous waterfalls, rivers, and rock formations, all within easy hiking distance from the lodge. On the trail, keep an eye out for jaguars, pampas deer, howler monkeys, tapirs, giant anteaters, giant armadillos, maned wolf, emus and seriemas. Plus, parrots, swifts, and red macaws nest in the sandstone cliffs.

In the evenings, savor a traditional meal at a local restaurant overlooking the huge canyon, and watch the sunset from the top of the unique observation tower.

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Park Ecolodge (or similar)

Day 5: return to cuiaba

Enjoy breakfast and a leisurely morning at the hotel, or join your guide for an optional hike near the lodge. Then, after lunch, return to Cuiaba. Upon arrival, spend some free time in your hotel or exploring the town on your own, and enjoy dinner at your hotel. 

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Hotel Deville (or similar)

Day 6: drive to the pantanal

Welcome to the PantanalWelcome to the Pantanal

It's time to head to the Pantanal! Get ready for a gorgeous five-hour drive from Cuiaba to Porto Jofre, a settlement within the diverse Pantanal region, adjacent to wetlands with marsh habitat rich in waterfowl, migratory birds, and other wildlife. 

On the way, explore one of Pantanal’s most popular attractions: Transpantaneira Highway. It is a 145km long road with 125 wooden bridges, and is one of the best wildlife viewing areas in the world. Here you can admire the flora and fauna of the Brazilian Pantanal, search for caimans, capybaras, giant anteaters, anacondas, jabiru storks, macaws, and much, much more.

Arrive at your hotel in time for lunch, then head out for an afternoon boat trip along the Cuiaba River and its channels to search for jaguars.

About the Pantanal

The Pantanal area of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul States is the largest continuous wetland in the world. It has an area of 140,000 square kilometers of floodplain in Brazil, and it also spreads through Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina. It was formed between two and five million years ago as a large sedimentary basin, and now it’s an isolated flatland surrounded by several mountainous areas. It is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Pantanal has diverse aquatic animal life; hundreds of different fish guarantee a rich bird population (more than 600 species live in the area). There is also a huge population of reptiles and mammals such as: caimans, capybaras, monkeys, jaguars, armadillos, coatis and anteaters. The Pantanal has four dramatically different seasons: the flood season (January to March); the post-rain season, known as “Vazante,” when the water level recedes (April to June); the dry season (July to October); and the early rainy season, known as "Enchente," when the water levels begin rising (November to December).

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lodging
Hotel Pantanal Norte (or similar)

Days 7-8: search for jaguars

It's time to see some jaguarsIt's time to see some jaguars

Spend two full days exploring the Cuiaba River and nearby channels to search for jaguars. The region has the highest-density jaguar population in the Pantanal, and during your time here you'll have a near-certain chance of seeing jaguars, especially from mid-June to mid-November.

Both days, enjoy breakfast at your hotel, then head out on a morning boat trip. Depending on weather, you'll either return to the hotel for lunch or have lunch on the boat, then tour further in the afternoon. 

Meals
Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners
Lodging
Hotel Pantanal Norte (or similar)

Day 9: fly to rio de janeiro

Soak in the sunrise before departingSoak in the sunrise before departing

Today you say good-bye to the Pantanal—but first, enjoy a sunrise walk before an early breakfast.

After you eat, board the 7:00am transfer back to Cuiaba's airport, then hop on your plane for the flight to Rio de Janeiro. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

Meals
Breakfast
Lodging
Hotel Porto Bay Copacabana (or similar)

Days 10-11: rio de janeiro

Explore bustling and diverse RioExplore bustling and diverse Rio

For your final two days in Brazil, you'll get to know Rio de Janeiro (or "River of January"), a huge seaside city famed for its Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, the 125-foot Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mount Corcovado, and Sugarloaf Mountain, a granite peak with cable cars to its summit. The city is also known for its sprawling favelas (shanty towns). 

Activities over the next two days include:

  • Visit Corcovado Mountain to see the famous Christ the Redeemer monument, the most important symbol of Rio de Janeiro and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. From here you have a panoramic view of the city.
     
  • Stroll through the charming Santa Tereza neighborhood, located in an old section of Rio de Janeiro, where lots of local artists live and exhibit their creations.
     
  • Experience the Morrinho Project, a visit to an expansive model of a favela that engages visitors in activities that develop deeper comprehension of favela life. Located near Pereira da Silva favela in the Southern Zone of Rio de Janeiro, the project aims to show that favela life is multi-dimensional, and communicates this message through film, plastic arts, theater, and music. (Getting to the project including walking up and down several steps, sometimes on uneven ground. Note that the tour is only available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.)
     
  • Explore the Botanical Garden, one of the greatest tropical gardens in the world. It houses some of the rarest species of plants from the flora of Brazil and other countries, and many species of tropical birds, fish and mammals. The garden is located at the foot of Corcovado Mountain and occupies about 350 acres. It is part of the Floresta da Tijuca, home to hundreds of species of plants and wildlife endemic to the Atlantic Rainforest.
     
  • Have lunch at the historical building at Confeitaria Colombo, then visit Olympic Boulevard and Tomorrow's Museum.
     
  • Ascend Sugar Loaf Mountain by cable car. The first portion of the ride will show you the entire Guanabara Bay, Corcovado, and Rio-Niteroi Bridge. On the second part of the ride you can see Copacabana Beach, Santa Cruz Fortress, and Niterói.

On the second day in Rio, after a full day seeing the sights, conclude the day with a farewell dinner.

Meals
Breakfasts, Dinners
Lodging
Hotel Porto Bay Copacabana (or similar)

Day 12: depart

Say good-bye as the sun sets on BrazilSay good-bye as the sun sets on Brazil

After breakfast, the morning is yours to relax at your hotel or explore Rio on your own. When it's time, you will be transferred from the hotel to the airport for your flight home.

Meals
Breakfast

Price and Date Details

Land Cost:
$7,140
- $8,150
12 people: $7140 10-11 people: $7740 8-9 people: $8150 The cost quoted is the Land Cost and is subject to change. This covers accommodations, transfers, activities, touring, guide services and meals as described in Journeys' Trip Notes. The quoted Land Cost will apply when group size falls in the specified range and when travel is on the indicated dates.
Single Supplement:
$1,980
The single supplement is applicable if a roommate is not available or if single accommodation is specifically requested. While single accommodation is not available on all trips, we will try and honor this request whenever possible.
Custom & private on your dates
Jul 27-Aug 7, 2018

Need to Know

Duration:
12 days
The number of days, or duration, in a destination corresponds with the itinerary as published. This is the time period covered by the land cost.
Comfort Level:
●●●○○
(see full descriptions)
Activity Level:
●●○○○
(see full descriptions)
Group Size:
8-12
The stated range indicates minimum required for guaranteed departure and maximum accepted on the scheduled dates. Exceptions can often be made for private departures.
Terms & Conditions: 

Brazil Wildlife Wonders

Please note that this trip operates under different payment and cancellation policies than those described in our complete Terms & Conditions as noted on our website and elsewhere. Please review the complete Terms & Conditions prior to submitting a deposit. 

Expenses covered

Normally, our stated land costs include the cost of all guides, leaders, permits obtained after arrival, lodging accommodations, food and entry fees as specified, and all surface transportation associated with the planned itinerary. We do our best to avoid increasing prices after receipt of your deposit, but, rarely, factors beyond our control might require us to change our prices without prior notice, even after you have signed up. 

Expenses not covered

Costs not included in the price may include: meals not indicated as included in itineraries; meals prior to arrival in starting cities; transfers, if not arriving or departing on the scheduled group flights; soft drinks, bottled water, and alcoholic beverages; medical expenses, costs of hospitalization, or evacuation from remote areas; laundry; airport departure taxes not included on your airline ticket; accommodations en route to starting cities; visas; airfares; gratuities; and insurance. 

Payment and Deposit Schedule​

A 40% deposit per person per trip or the applicable amount based on the trip and the proximity of the departure date.  Final payment for land arrangements is due 60 days prior to departure. Airlines require full payment when tickets are issued. The deposit may be made by Visa, Master Card, American Express, or check, and the Reservation Form may be submitted via our website. Full payment schedule and cancellation penalties are described in our Terms and Conditions as noted in on our website, and elsewhere. Please request these if you do not have them before advancing a deposit.

Airfare
We can help you secure air travel arrangements to correspond with land travel booked through Journeys International. We work with an airfare consolidator to assist in booking the flights that suit your needs. If you decide to make your own flight arrangements, you must provide Journeys International with a complete copy of your itinerary showing departure and arrival flights and times. You should plan to arrange your own air travel if you are using mileage credit or originating outside North America, but please be in touch with our office before you finalize ticketing so that we can help you to coordinate the correct arrival and departure dates and times.

Insurance

When you make your reservation, we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations. Please contact us for a recommended policy.

Itinerary Change Fee

There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

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See the elegant jaguars in the Pantanal
See the elegant jaguars in the Pantanal (Photo: Marc Faucher)
Towering Veu de Noiva waterfall
Towering Veu de Noiva waterfall
Your taste buds will thank you for the scrumptious cuisine
Your taste buds will thank you for the scrumptious cuisine
Capybara are abundant in the Pantanal
Capybara are abundant in the Pantanal
Keep an eye out for colorful birds throughout Brazil
Keep an eye out for colorful birds throughout Brazil
There is beauty in Brazil everywhere you look
There is beauty in Brazil everywhere you look
Float on the waters in search of jaguar
Float on the waters in search of jaguar
See a wide variety of wildlife during your adventure
See a wide variety of wildlife during your adventure
Brazil is an excellent destination for birders
Brazil is an excellent destination for birders
Enjoy the view of Rio from Sugarloaf Mountain
Enjoy the view of Rio from Sugarloaf Mountain
Beautiful red macaws dot the forest landscape
Beautiful red macaws dot the forest landscape

Jaguar Jungles and Beyond

Pantanal wetlands, Savannah grasslands, and Rio de Janeiro

overview

From the savannah grasslands to the Pantanal wetlands to the colorful city of Rio de Janeiro, this exploration of Brazil incorporates some of its finest natural beauty—including two full days in the Pantanal searching for jaguars!—plus time to experience the energy and buzz of the big city. 

Begin your adventure with a few days in Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park, where you'll see spectacular sandstone cliffs and savannah grasslands. From your ecolodge, you can hike to scenic viewpoints, numerous waterfalls, and crystal clear rivers that are the main source of the water for the Pantanal lowland.

From there, head to Porto Jofre, a settlement in the Pantanal, and get ready for multiple days of searching for jaguars. These elusive and majestic creatures are a sight to behold, and our guides know just where to find them. 

End your adventure in Rio de Janeiro where you will plunge into the cultural experience of its beaches, vistas, and surprising natural environments along with the cuisine, music and dance that reflect its Afro-Portuguese-European melting pot heritage.

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overview

From the savannah grasslands to the Pantanal wetlands to the colorful city of Rio de Janeiro, this exploration of Brazil incorporates some of its finest natural beauty—including two full days in the Pantanal searching for jaguars!—plus time to experience the energy and buzz of the big city. 

Begin your adventure with a few days in Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park, where you'll see spectacular sandstone cliffs and savannah grasslands. From your ecolodge, you can hike to scenic viewpoints, numerous waterfalls, and crystal clear rivers that are the main source of the water for the Pantanal lowland.

From there, head to Porto Jofre, a settlement in the Pantanal, and get ready for multiple days of searching for jaguars. These elusive and majestic creatures are a sight to behold, and our guides know just where to find them. 

End your adventure in Rio de Janeiro where you will plunge into the cultural experience of its beaches, vistas, and surprising natural environments along with the cuisine, music and dance that reflect its Afro-Portuguese-European melting pot heritage.

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Anticipated itinerary; actual route may vary.
  • Day 1: arrive cuiaba
    Welcome to Brazil!Welcome to Brazil!

    Welcome to Brazil! After your arrival in Cuiaba, you'll be met and transferred to your hotel, where you can rest up for the adventure ahead.

    Meals
    Dinner
    Lodging
    Hotel Gran Odara (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Day 2: chapada dos guimaraes
    See the towering Veu de Noiva waterfallSee the towering Veu de Noiva waterfall

    After breakfast, check out and get on the road for the one-hour drive to Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park. (Chapada is a Brazilian word that means a region of steep cliffs, usually at the edge of a plateau.) With its average altitude of 2500' above sea level, it's the main source of the water that flows into the Pantanal Lowland. Its numerous waterfalls, crystal clear rivers, exotic fauna, savannah vegetation, and intriguing rock formations are a feast for the eyes.

    Upon arrival, visit a highlight of the park, Veu de Noiva. Translated to "bridal veil," the waterfall, at 200 feet high, is thought to resemble a long wedding veil as the water slides down the rock.

    If time allows (depending on your flight schedule), also visit the Geodesic Center of South America. After, check into your lodge to get settled for the next few nights.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Park Ecolodge (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Days 3-4: chapada dos guimaraes national park
    Look for howler monkeysLook for howler monkeys

    Continue exploring the beauty of Chapada dos Guimaraes National Park. Enjoy wonderful guided walks to view numerous waterfalls, rivers, and rock formations, all within easy hiking distance from the lodge. On the trail, keep an eye out for jaguars, pampas deer, howler monkeys, tapirs, giant anteaters, giant armadillos, maned wolf, emus and seriemas. Plus, parrots, swifts, and red macaws nest in the sandstone cliffs.

    In the evenings, savor a traditional meal at a local restaurant overlooking the huge canyon, and watch the sunset from the top of the unique observation tower.

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Park Ecolodge (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Day 5: return to cuiaba

    Enjoy breakfast and a leisurely morning at the hotel, or join your guide for an optional hike near the lodge. Then, after lunch, return to Cuiaba. Upon arrival, spend some free time in your hotel or exploring the town on your own, and enjoy dinner at your hotel. 

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Hotel Deville (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Day 6: drive to the pantanal
    Welcome to the PantanalWelcome to the Pantanal

    It's time to head to the Pantanal! Get ready for a gorgeous five-hour drive from Cuiaba to Porto Jofre, a settlement within the diverse Pantanal region, adjacent to wetlands with marsh habitat rich in waterfowl, migratory birds, and other wildlife. 

    On the way, explore one of Pantanal’s most popular attractions: Transpantaneira Highway. It is a 145km long road with 125 wooden bridges, and is one of the best wildlife viewing areas in the world. Here you can admire the flora and fauna of the Brazilian Pantanal, search for caimans, capybaras, giant anteaters, anacondas, jabiru storks, macaws, and much, much more.

    Arrive at your hotel in time for lunch, then head out for an afternoon boat trip along the Cuiaba River and its channels to search for jaguars.

    About the Pantanal

    The Pantanal area of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul States is the largest continuous wetland in the world. It has an area of 140,000 square kilometers of floodplain in Brazil, and it also spreads through Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina. It was formed between two and five million years ago as a large sedimentary basin, and now it’s an isolated flatland surrounded by several mountainous areas. It is considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    The Pantanal has diverse aquatic animal life; hundreds of different fish guarantee a rich bird population (more than 600 species live in the area). There is also a huge population of reptiles and mammals such as: caimans, capybaras, monkeys, jaguars, armadillos, coatis and anteaters. The Pantanal has four dramatically different seasons: the flood season (January to March); the post-rain season, known as “Vazante,” when the water level recedes (April to June); the dry season (July to October); and the early rainy season, known as "Enchente," when the water levels begin rising (November to December).

    Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Lodging
    Hotel Pantanal Norte (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Days 7-8: search for jaguars
    It's time to see some jaguarsIt's time to see some jaguars (Photo: Marc Faucher)

    Spend two full days exploring the Cuiaba River and nearby channels to search for jaguars. The region has the highest-density jaguar population in the Pantanal, and during your time here you'll have a near-certain chance of seeing jaguars, especially from mid-June to mid-November.

    Both days, enjoy breakfast at your hotel, then head out on a morning boat trip. Depending on weather, you'll either return to the hotel for lunch or have lunch on the boat, then tour further in the afternoon. 

    Meals
    Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners
    Lodging
    Hotel Pantanal Norte (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Day 9: fly to rio de janeiro
    Soak in the sunrise before departingSoak in the sunrise before departing (Photo: Haroldo Palo Jr)

    Today you say good-bye to the Pantanal—but first, enjoy a sunrise walk before an early breakfast.

    After you eat, board the 7:00am transfer back to Cuiaba's airport, then hop on your plane for the flight to Rio de Janeiro. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Lodging
    Hotel Porto Bay Copacabana (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Days 10-11: rio de janeiro
    Explore bustling and diverse RioExplore bustling and diverse Rio

    For your final two days in Brazil, you'll get to know Rio de Janeiro (or "River of January"), a huge seaside city famed for its Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, the 125-foot Christ the Redeemer statue atop Mount Corcovado, and Sugarloaf Mountain, a granite peak with cable cars to its summit. The city is also known for its sprawling favelas (shanty towns). 

    Activities over the next two days include:

    • Visit Corcovado Mountain to see the famous Christ the Redeemer monument, the most important symbol of Rio de Janeiro and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. From here you have a panoramic view of the city.
       
    • Stroll through the charming Santa Tereza neighborhood, located in an old section of Rio de Janeiro, where lots of local artists live and exhibit their creations.
       
    • Experience the Morrinho Project, a visit to an expansive model of a favela that engages visitors in activities that develop deeper comprehension of favela life. Located near Pereira da Silva favela in the Southern Zone of Rio de Janeiro, the project aims to show that favela life is multi-dimensional, and communicates this message through film, plastic arts, theater, and music. (Getting to the project including walking up and down several steps, sometimes on uneven ground. Note that the tour is only available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.)
       
    • Explore the Botanical Garden, one of the greatest tropical gardens in the world. It houses some of the rarest species of plants from the flora of Brazil and other countries, and many species of tropical birds, fish and mammals. The garden is located at the foot of Corcovado Mountain and occupies about 350 acres. It is part of the Floresta da Tijuca, home to hundreds of species of plants and wildlife endemic to the Atlantic Rainforest.
       
    • Have lunch at the historical building at Confeitaria Colombo, then visit Olympic Boulevard and Tomorrow's Museum.
       
    • Ascend Sugar Loaf Mountain by cable car. The first portion of the ride will show you the entire Guanabara Bay, Corcovado, and Rio-Niteroi Bridge. On the second part of the ride you can see Copacabana Beach, Santa Cruz Fortress, and Niterói.

    On the second day in Rio, after a full day seeing the sights, conclude the day with a farewell dinner.

    Meals
    Breakfasts, Dinners
    Lodging
    Hotel Porto Bay Copacabana (or similar)
    Show on a map
  • Day 12: depart
    Say good-bye as the sun sets on BrazilSay good-bye as the sun sets on Brazil

    After breakfast, the morning is yours to relax at your hotel or explore Rio on your own. When it's time, you will be transferred from the hotel to the airport for your flight home.

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Show on a map

Price and Date Details

Land Cost:
$7,140
- $8,150
12 people: $7140 10-11 people: $7740 8-9 people: $8150 The cost quoted is the Land Cost and is subject to change. This covers accommodations, transfers, activities, touring, guide services and meals as described in Journeys' Trip Notes. The quoted Land Cost will apply when group size falls in the specified range and when travel is on the indicated dates.
Single Supplement:
$1,980
The single supplement is applicable if a roommate is not available or if single accommodation is specifically requested. While single accommodation is not available on all trips, we will try and honor this request whenever possible.
Custom & private on your dates
Jul 27-Aug 7, 2018

Need to Know

Duration:
12 days
The number of days, or duration, in a destination corresponds with the itinerary as published. This is the time period covered by the land cost.
Comfort Level:
●●●○○
(see full descriptions)
Activity Level:
●●○○○
(see full descriptions)
Group Size:
8-12
The stated range indicates minimum required for guaranteed departure and maximum accepted on the scheduled dates. Exceptions can often be made for private departures.
Terms & Conditions: 

Brazil Wildlife Wonders

Please note that this trip operates under different payment and cancellation policies than those described in our complete Terms & Conditions as noted on our website and elsewhere. Please review the complete Terms & Conditions prior to submitting a deposit. 

Expenses covered

Normally, our stated land costs include the cost of all guides, leaders, permits obtained after arrival, lodging accommodations, food and entry fees as specified, and all surface transportation associated with the planned itinerary. We do our best to avoid increasing prices after receipt of your deposit, but, rarely, factors beyond our control might require us to change our prices without prior notice, even after you have signed up. 

Expenses not covered

Costs not included in the price may include: meals not indicated as included in itineraries; meals prior to arrival in starting cities; transfers, if not arriving or departing on the scheduled group flights; soft drinks, bottled water, and alcoholic beverages; medical expenses, costs of hospitalization, or evacuation from remote areas; laundry; airport departure taxes not included on your airline ticket; accommodations en route to starting cities; visas; airfares; gratuities; and insurance. 

Payment and Deposit Schedule​

A 40% deposit per person per trip or the applicable amount based on the trip and the proximity of the departure date.  Final payment for land arrangements is due 60 days prior to departure. Airlines require full payment when tickets are issued. The deposit may be made by Visa, Master Card, American Express, or check, and the Reservation Form may be submitted via our website. Full payment schedule and cancellation penalties are described in our Terms and Conditions as noted in on our website, and elsewhere. Please request these if you do not have them before advancing a deposit.

Airfare
We can help you secure air travel arrangements to correspond with land travel booked through Journeys International. We work with an airfare consolidator to assist in booking the flights that suit your needs. If you decide to make your own flight arrangements, you must provide Journeys International with a complete copy of your itinerary showing departure and arrival flights and times. You should plan to arrange your own air travel if you are using mileage credit or originating outside North America, but please be in touch with our office before you finalize ticketing so that we can help you to coordinate the correct arrival and departure dates and times.

Insurance

When you make your reservation, we strongly recommend the purchase of comprehensive travel insurance in case of emergency situations. Please contact us for a recommended policy.

Itinerary Change Fee

There will be a $40 fee for changes once an itinerary has been confirmed and approved. Additional cancellation penalties or change fees may apply as per our terms and conditions. The passenger is responsible for such fees.

Trip Extensions

There are currently no suggested extensions for this itinerary. Please ask the Destination Specialist if you'd like to customize one.

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