Avanti Destinations recently announced new itineraries in Latin America that can be fully customized, including the five-day “Peru Short & Sweet,” which starts from $995. Included are two days in Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley with visits to Pisac Market, and Cuzco with a city tour and a visit to local ruins. Hotel stays are in the Sonesta Posada Yucay Hotel in the Sacred Valley, Hatuchay Tower Hotel in Aguas Caliente and the Novotel Cuzco.
Avanti’s new sample itinerary, “Costa Rica: Rainforest, Volcano and Beach” is a nine-day program. It combines Costa Rica’s most famous natural attractions: Tortuguero National Park, Arenal Volcano and Guanacaste Beach. Tortuguero is an important wildlife habitat, and Arenal offers vistas of the active volcano with relaxation in the waters of Tabacòn Hot Springs. Pricing starts from $865.
“Group travel to South and Central America is growing, and our extensive FIT experience in the area gives us a distinct advantage in customizing itineraries,” said Harry Dalgaard, president of Avanti Destinations. Avanti offers programs in Costa Rica, Peru, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Ecuador/Galapagos, Belize, Panama and Guatemala. Pricing is net, providing travel agencies with the flexibility to fit the group’s budget while maximizing agency profit. All group itineraries include the private services of a local English-speaking guide.