Monday, November 16, 2015

Explore the Road less Travelled with Trafalgar’s 2016 Hidden Journeys Program


Featuring five new Hidden Journeys guided vacations including Costa Rica and Myanmar 
– Trafalgar’s (, new 2016 Hidden Journeys brochure offers guided vacations to hard-to-reach and less-visited destinations in groups of no more than 26 guests. Offering 16 fascinating itineraries to Europe, North, South and Central America and Asia, guests will enjoy more unusual and authentic experience off the beaten track. The program offers travellers numerous value-added inclusions including daily breakfast, an average of 50 per cent of evening meals, VIP access and front-of-of the line access at major sites, free WiFi on their luxury air-conditioned motor coaches and free airport transfers on the start and end of most vacations.
“If you’ve already travelled to a destination, but want to get to a place that’s a little harder to reach, our Hidden Journeys guided vacations are what you’re looking for,” says Wolf Paunic, president of Trafalgar Canada. “Guests travelling on a Hidden Journey’s trip will still enjoy Trafalgar’s Insider Experiences, an expert Travel Director and hand-picked 4 or 5-star accommodations, all in groups of no more than 26.”
New in 2016 are five guided vacations to USA, Canada, Costa Rica and Myanmar.
Secrets and Winter Wonders of YellowstoneDiscover the secrets of Montana and Wyoming, on a wintry exploration that roams from Jackson to Bozeman via Mammoth Hot Springs, Old Faithful and Grand Teton National Park. This new 8-day guided vacation will show guests a truly memorable window into the early days of Western tourism at the 320 Guest Ranch in Gallatin, Montana. Guests will stay in this 1898 Authentic Accommodation nestled on the lush hills of Big Sky, Montana and brought to life by the state’s first female doctor.
Secrets of Rockies and Glacier National Park with Calgary Stampede OptionThe glaciers, national parks and laid-back cities of western Canada are just some of the highlights on this 10-day adventure into places like Calgary, Lake Louise, Whistler, Jasper and Banff. The Be My Guest farewell dinner is a sure highlight for guests as they hop-on a horse drawn hayride and set out on one of the scenic trails surrounding the Guinn family ranch. Guests will enjoy pristine views, flowered alpine meadows and abundant wildlife before sitting down to a delicious meal of Alberta Beef with all the trimmings.
Natural Wonders of Costa RicaThe urban highlights and natural wonders of Costa Rica are revealed on this 9-day in-depth adventure that visits San Jose, Sarapiqui, Arenal National Park, Rio Perdido, Carrillio Beach and the Los Angeles Cloud Forest. Guests will enjoy the “pura vida” way of living like the locals and will love meeting the Quintanas as their eco-hacienda, where guests will discover the secrets to their sustainable way of living, explore the gardens and share delicious home-made dishes and make local wine together. Trafalgar will be the first guided vacation operator to visit Carrillo Beach and guests will stay at the new art eco retreat Nammbú – Beachfront Bungalows.
Secrets of Panama and Costa RicaThe cultures, contrasts and epic landscapes of Panama and Costa Rica are revealed on this 16-day trip, which ventures from capital to coast via Gamboa, Rio Perdido and Carrillo Beach. Highlights on this guided vacation start with a fascinating partial Panama Canal Cruise that includes lunch, a visit to the quaint streets of Casco Antiguo – a UNESCO World Heritage Site- in Panama’s Historic District and an exclusive Be My Guest lunch at a thoroughbred breeding farm situated in Cerro Punta Valley, where guests can explore the farm and learn how they breed these magnificent horses.
Secrets of MyanmarOn this 11-day guided vacation, guests will visit Yangon, Bagan, Monywa and Mandalay and will have the option to extend their trip to see the un-missable sights in Bangkok. Trip highlights include taking part in the Oil Lamp Ceremony at the Shwedagon Temple in Yangon at sunset, meeting the family at the be My Guest dining experience in Bagan and travelling around on the Inle Lake by long boat and seeing the Intha Fisherman. 
Travellers can save up to 10 per cent across Trafalgar’s 2016 Hidden Journeys program with Early Payment Discounts of up to $1,576 per couple* if you book and pay in full by November 19, 2015.
Past passenger discounts of 5 per cent per person (land only) are also available for travellers who have previously travelled with The Travel Corporation’s family of brands.
To find out more information, contact your local travel agent or visit and follow us on Twitter at @TrafalgarCanada and Facebook

Terms and Conditions*Save with 10% Early Payment Discount (EPD) (land only) on 2016 Hidden Journeys vacation bookings made and paid in full by 11/19/15. Sample savings of $1,576 per couple is based on Splendors of Japan departing 03/13/2016. Savings vary by itinerary, are not valid on all vacations/departure dates and are subject to availability.
About TrafalgarWith 70 years of expertise, we infuse every Trafalgar trip with the best moments, like our exclusive Insider experiences, VIP treatment and relaxing free time. We’re committed to doing everything to giving our guests the best vacation. And that means, they’re guaranteed the best memories.
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