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Trip Connoisseurs’ women-only Peru, Indochina trips offer EBB for November bookings

Thursday, November 17, 2016

TORONTO — Trip Connoisseurs’ new ‘Discover the World Through the Eyes of Our Women’ program features trips to Indochina, and also Peru, specifically for women travellers only.

Both trips come with added incentives for travellers who book by Nov. 30, making the tours ideal to give as Christmas gifts, says Mary Surbek, Director Sales & Marketing, Trip Connoisseurs.

‘Indochina – Through the Eyes of our Women’ departs Jan. 16, 2017 for a 13-day journey exploring the Mekong onboard the Aqua Mekong, including Angkor Wat, Luang Prabang and Hanoi. The land only price is US$5,995 per person and airfare is available starting from $612 plus taxes.

There’s also ‘Peru – Through the Eyes of Our Women’, a 12-day trip including treks through the Peruvian Andes to Machu Picchu, cooking classes, market shopping and more. The land only price is US$6,495 per person and airfare is available starting from $1,100 plus taxes.

Clients who book the Indochina trip by Nov. 30 get one 60-minute complimentary massage on Aqua Mekong, an evening performance in Siem Reap and a water puppet show in Hanoi. Clients who book the Peru trip by Nov. 30 get one 60-minute complimentary massage on Aria Amazon, a two-hour workshop at the ChocoMuseo in Cusco and a Peruvian cookbook.

Trip Connoisseurs is a new tour operator that specializes in upscale custom travel. “Our vision is to offer remarkable travel experiences that respond to a variety of tastes among discerning visitors while showcasing the world’s incredible heritage that prevails to this day,” says Trip Connoisseurs’ Managing Director, Chris Wang Achieving this vision relies on our ability to provide trips that truly open a traveller’s heart, mind and soul to the real cultures and natural wonders of our world,” said Wang.

Trip Connoisseurs’ 2016/2017 68-page brochure is now available, featuring product in Asia/Pacific, Africa, Middle East, Europe, the Americas and the North and South Poles. See tripconnoisseurs.com.

The world’s most luxurious train journeys

– By John Malathronas, for CNN

Canada - Rocky with TrainThere once was a time when train travel was an adventure.

For many travelers, the constant change of scenery was preferable to the monotony of a lengthy boat passage.

After World War II, cheap flights replaced long-haul train journeys.

Many routes disappeared and the ones that remained were the domains of the hardy backpacker: uncomfortable, inconvenient and rough.

But in recent decades rail travel has come full circle and luxury trains have returned with a vengeance.

Never have there been so many contenders promising to pamper you through landscapes remote and exotic.

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Why small tour groups are better

Large groups only benefit the tour operator or travel agent who make more money. Of course there are rare instances where traveling in a large group is necessary but more often a small group is a far better value for your dollar.

Group3The large group must travel in a large bus which limits the roads and areas the group can visit. Due to the group size larger hotels are required and their restaurants used for group meals. A lot of time is wasted waiting for group members to assemble for a days activity, loading the bus etc.

With a small group tour we often travel in a regular van, we can take back roads to out of the way places, eat at small local cafes, mingle with the people.

A smaller group can stay in quaint, family-run guest houses and local hotels. We can walk around town putting us in closer touch with the history and culture. Instead of being insulated on a bus you can experience and participate in the regions you are visiting.Smaller groups also have less impact on areas we visit Imagine in your own city if you traveled only by freeway and major highways how much of your beloved city would you miss?

For travel in Asia, South America or Africa there is no better way than with a small group and an experienced tour operator like Trip Connoisseurs.

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