Deposits & Cancellations
LAN AIRLINES TOUR PROGRAMS TO SOUTH AMERICA
THE NEW BOGOTA 5 days visiting the new great capital of Colombia "Bogota"
THE MACHU PICCHU EXPRESS 6 days visiting one of the Wonders of the World
EASTER ISLAND 9 days -exploring among 45 square miles of mind-boggling mystery...
TARA'S GALAPAGOS 8 days - following the steps of Charles Darwin...
THE ARGENTINA EXPRESS 8 days visiting the Paris of South America and the great falls of Iguassu
On the southeast side of the immense Pacific Ocean, surrounded by immeasurable distance of the sea, hides the most distant and remote inhabited island on earth. Here, 2,400 miles west of Chile, is one of the world’s great travel experiences. Get ready to explore Easter Island, 45 square miles of mind-boggling mystery that has defied explanation for centuries. In "Rapa Nui" Eye of the God- as it is known to natives, you will see great "towering stone-faced statues that stare out in eerie silence at the eternal sea. It was named Easter Island by its Dutch discoverer who found It on Easter Day in 1722.
9 days/ 7 night
Day 01 - Thu. U.S.A- Santiago
Depart Miami, New York or Los Angeles for Santiago, Capital of Chile. (Add-ons available from other USA cities, please see below)
Day 02 - Fri. Santiago
Arrive in Santiago and transfer to hotel selected. Afternoon sightseeing tour of this beautiful city visiting La Moneda Presidential Palace and Civic Center, O’Higgins Park, University of Chile, Santa Lucia Hill, Fine Arts Museum and San Cristobal Hill for a panoramic view of the city and majestic Andes. (AB)
Day 03 - Sat. Santiago: At leisure to explore Santiago on your own, visit Vina & Valparaiso or take an optional excursion to Concha y Toro vineyards. (BB)
Day 04 - Sun. Santiago-Easter Island:
Meeting and transfer to your hotel for overnight. (B)
Note. Maximun weight allow by the airline on this flight...20 kilos or 44 pounds.
Day 05 - Mon. Easter Island
A morning tour will begin with a visit to the archaeological zone of Tahai. There you will see the famous gigantic statues. From there, you will go to the local museum started by Father Sebastian Englert. The tour will proceed to Ahu Vinapu with its incredible stone walls similar to those built by the ancient Incas. The architecture of these walls is sometimes used as an argument to support the theory that the early islanders came from South America. In the afternoon, you will visit the archeological sites of Rano Kao, Orongo and Vinapu. Return to your hotel for overnight.(B)
Day 06 - Tue. Easter Island
Our full day tour will start with a visit to the ruins of Vaihu. From there, the tour will proceed to the Ranu Raraku volcano’s quarry which is the classical symbol of the island and original factory of the moai. The statues can be admired in the different stages of production, from carving in the rock to upright position and lying face down on their intended road to the platforms. Then you will continue to Ahu Tongariki, formerly the biggest platform on the island, which was destroyed by a tidal wave in 1960, and from there past La Perouse Bay to the beautiful archaeological zone of Anakena Beach where you will be served your pic-nic lunch next to the beach and near to Ahu Nau Nau. Retun to your Hotel via Vaitea Road (B).
Day 07 - Wed. Easter Island
Day at leisure to explore more sights on your own or take an optional excursion. (B).
Day 08 - Thu. Easter Island-Santiago
Transfer to the airport for flight to Santiago. Arrive and transfer to hotel selected. (B)
Day 09 - Fri. Santiago- U.S.A :
Transfer to the airport for flight to Miami, N.York or L Angeles (see add-ons from other USA cities)
INCLUDING: Breakfast daily, tours as mentioned, hotel for 7 nights with room taxes & services charges, English speaking tour guides, all transfers and airfare via Lan Airlines from Miami (see add-ons fro New York and Los Angeles.Airport departure taxes when leaving USA /security /fuel surcharges/ taxes -from USA and CHile US$250 (subject to change)
NOT INCLUDED: Tips to tour guides and drivers. Insurance. US$130 first time entrance to Chile to be pay in cash by the passenger upon arrival at Santiago airport. Any other service not specifically mentioned in itinerary.
**2017 AIR/LAND TOUR RATES PER PERSON SHARING DOUBLE (Includes air via Lan Airlines)
For 5 Star hotels add: DBL $420; TRP $403; SGL SUPP $781.
Rates subject to air availability.
35% percent of the total cost per person at the time of booking.
Final payment is due 60 days before departure.
Please take note airline tickets are not refundable.
4 stars: Fundador or Novotel in Santiago & Otai, Taha Tai or Iorana Superior rooms in Easter Island.
5 Stars: Marriot or Intercontinental in Santiago and Altiplanico Rapa Nui in Easter Island.
Valid all year...except from Jun.18 to Aug.15 add $100 pp. From Dec.12 to 31 add $280 to all rates.
ADD-ONS TO THE MIAMI RATE:
From Zone 1 & 2 add $230; Zone 3 $280; Zone 4, 5 & 6 $330
CITY ZONES FOR LAN CHILE AIRLINES:
ZONE 1: ATL, JAX, ORL, TPA, EYW, FMY, JAX, TPA (via Miami)
ZONE 2: LIT, AUS, ABQ, DFW, ELP, HOU, MSY, OKC, SAT, TUL, ABI, ACT, FSM, FYV, GGG, LAW, SJT, SPS (via Miami)
ZONE 3: BOS, BWI, WAS, BGR, PHL, GSP (via NYC); BDL, BOS, BWI, PHL, RDU, WAS, ALB, BDL, BUF, CAE, CHS, CLT, GSO, MHT, ORF, PIT, PVD, RDU, RIC, ROC, SYR, PHL, (Via MIAMI)
ZONE 4: AZO, BNA, CLE, DTT, GRB, GRR, IND, LAN, MBS, MEM, MKC, MSN, MSP, OMA, SDF, CHI, CID, DSM, DTT, GRR, MKE, CHI, CID, CLE, DSM, DTT, GRR, ICT, MKE, MKC, MSP, OMA, STL, COS, TUS, PIA, BNA, CHA, CLE, CVG, IND, MKE, SDF, TYS, BHM, CMH, DAY (Via MIAMI) and
PHX (via LAX)
ZONE 5: DEN LAS RNO SAN SFO SCJ FAT MRY OAK SNA; BOI DEN EUG GEG LAS RNO SAN SFO SJC SLC OAK; DEN; BOI EUG GEG SFO; LAS, PHX (Via L.ANGELES)
COS, MSO (Via MIAMI)
ZONE 6: PDX,SEA,ANC (Via L.ANGELES)
5 to10 day programs
All rates per person
Not Included :
US$ 100 Entrance fee to Galapagos National Park (must be paid in cash upon
arrival) and US$10 Immigration card.
AIRFARE: APROXIMATE COST INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE VIA LAN from Miami US$500-600, New York 700-900,
6 day program
DAY 1 SUN. ARRIVE GUAYAQUIL
Arrive and transfer to hotel HAMPTON INN.
DAY 2 MON. GUAYAQUIL-BALTRA-GALAPAGOS (M/V Legend)
Transfer to airport for flight to Galapagos. Arrive in Baltra and transfer to the M/V Legend.
PM Bachas Beach (Santa Cruz) The sand at Bachas beach is made of decomposed coral, which makes it white and soft, and a favorite site for nesting sea turtles. The Sally Lightfoot crabs are abundant on the lava rocks along the water's edge. On this hike, you will see flamingos, Sally Lightfoot crabs, hermit crabs, black necked stilts, and whimbrels. (B,L,D)
DAY 3 TUE. GALAPAGOS
AM South Plaza (South Plaza Island) This island is full of life. There are colonies of sea lions and land iguanas. On the steep banks it is possible to see a great number of birds such as nesting tropic birds, boobies and fork-tailed seagulls, but most of all, enjoying the beautiful view from atop the steep banks or strolling along the base of the cliff is an extremely pleasurable experience. The Opuntia cacti grow here too and the vegetation changes color according to the season of the year.
PM Santa Fe
It is one of the oldest Islands in Galapagos, ages of its lavas range from 750,000 to nearly 3 million years.
ts maximum elevation is only about 200 m.. Among the unique species that can be seen there are the Santa Fe land iguana and Galapagos snake (whose bite is mildly poisonous). Also, opportunity to see Frigate birds, Galapagos hawks, sea turtles and sea lions. (B,L,D)
DAY 4 WED. GALAPAGOS
AM Pitt Point (San Cristobal)
Wet landing followed by a high intensity hike on rocky terrain. The trail includes an olivine beach of 90 meters long and a path that climbs to the top of a volcanic tuff, through several magnificent viewpoints. This is probably the only site where the three booby species of the Galapagos can be seen together: Nazca, Blue-footed, and Red-footed; as well as two species of frigatebirds and a sea lion colony; it is also excellent for dinghy rides and snorkeling, where a good range of sea birds can be observed.
PM – Cerro Brujo (San Cristóbal)
Wet landing. Cerro Brujo is an eroding tuff cone that at several locations is composed of AA lava formations, and a beautiful white sand beach, great for snorkeling and sunbathing. We visit a lagoon where migratory bird species can be seen: Black-necked Stilts, Ruddy Turnstones, Whimbrels, other sandpiper species and White-cheeked Pintails. Cerro Brujo offers beautiful views of Kicker Rock, the southern part of San Cristobal and the adjacent coast.(B,L,D)
DAY 5 THU. GALAPAGOS-GUAYAQUIL
AM Cerro Colorado Dry landing in Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Passengers visit the San Cristóbal giant tortoise Breeding Center to learn about the National Park’s conservation programs. Passengers will also have the opportunity to visit the port village, have a drink or shop for arts and crafts and other souvenirs. Then transfer to the airport for flight to GUAYAQUIL with transfer to hotel HAMPTON INN. (B)
DAY 6 FRI GUAYAQUIL-DEPART
Transfer to the airport. (B)
25% percent of the total cost per person at the time of booking. Final payment is due 60 days before departure.
Through Insure America, cost for this program starts at US$US$407-445. Please see information: Insurance
TERMS & CONDITIONS
DEPOSITS, FINAL PAYMENTS & CANCELLATIONS
Rates: All rates and fares are based on USA Dollars and are subject to change at any time.
Accommodations: Based on sharing twin or double bedded room. All taxes and service charges are included. Single room occupancy available at the supplement shown. Operator reserves the right to substitute other hotels of similar qualities -if hotel stated is not available.
Meals: As specifically indicated in each program.
Sightseeing: Tours will be in seated car basis, or by motor coach with English speaking tour guides.
Transfers: Round trip transfers between airport and hotels including tips and the handling of two normal sized pieces of luggage are included on all tours.
Air transportation: All arrangements for air transportation are made with any IATA carrier that may be used, such companies are not to be held responsible for any act or omission or event during the time the passengers are not on board their planes or conveyances. The passenger contract in use by the airline concerned, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between the airline and the passenger.
Reservations & Deposits: Reservation will be accepted upon receipt of US$150.00 deposit per person, due within 7 days (some other programs require different deposits...see NOTE below) . Full payment is due 60 days before departure. For reservations made 16 days or less prior to departure, there will be a charge of US$35.00 for rush handling plus any mail charges -such as overnight mail-. Payments made 21 days before departure must be in the form of cashier’s check or credit card.
NOTE: Some deposits may vary due to the nature of the trip. For example Galapagos cruises, Amazon cruises or Patagonia cruises have a requirement of $300 to $600 deposit per person at the time of booking. Also, certain dates required full payment...Christmas, New Years, Carnival, Holy Week or certain holidays...PLEASE -contact your TRAVEL AGENT or call our booking agents to find more out about this dates.
Cancellations Land Portion: Cancellations must be in writing and received by Tara Tours Inc. Penalties are as follows prior to departure date: 45 days or more full refund less US$150.00 administrative fee per person (plus any cancellation fees from the airlines, hotels or cruises) . 44 to 30 days a charge of US$200 per person (plus any cancellation fees from the airlines, hotels or cruises). 29 to 20 days will be subject to a charge of 60% plus any cancellation fees from the airlines, hotels or cruises 19 days or less NO REFUNDS. Galapagos, Amazon & Patagonia programs have special cancellations..see below. NO REFUNDS FOR CHRISTMAS, NEW YEARS, HOLY WEEK, CARNIVAL FOR ANY PROGRAM.
(PLEASE TAKE NOTE -MOST AIRLINES HAVE $100 or FULL CANCELLATION PENALTIES....AT ANY TIME....PLEASE VERIFY THIS INFORMATION WITH YOUR AGENT OR TARA TOURS)
Cancellations must be in writing and received by Tara Tours Inc.
Penalties are as follows prior to departure date: Some boats have different policies)
121 days or more...$100 per person
120-61 days $250 penalty per passenger service charge. (Santa Cruz, La Pinta, Isabella 60 days or less or less no refunds)
60-31 days 50% penalty
30 or less -no refunds
Not Included in tour prices: Passport, tourist card, vaccination certificates. Alcoholic or other beverages, meals (unless you booked an all inclusive property) . Excess baggage charges, personal and baggage insurance. health insurance, gratuity to the tour escort, local guides, local airport taxes, services not mentioned in the tour programs and any other items of personal nature.
Airport departure taxes: Must be paid at the airport at the time of departure. Check the amount upon arrival and save that amount in US dollars.
Passport-Visas-Tourist cards: It is the sole responsibility of the traveler to obtain necessary entry documents-last minute cancellations due to incorrect entry documents will carry substantial cancellation fees.
Responsibilities: TARA TOURS Inc. of Miami, Florida and their affiliates act only as agents for the passenger with respect to services provided by others, including but not limited to hotels, restaurants, sightseeing and transportation (such as railroad, aircraft, boat, motor coach, automobile or other conveyance). TARA TOURS, INC. and its agents shall not be liable for any injury, loss, damage, delay or inconvenience arising out of or in connection with any defect in any vehicle, train, airplane, helicopters, ships, boats, any act of God, dangerous incidents of the sea, rivers, lakes, fire, breakdown in equipment, acts of governments, assaults, civil disturbances, strikes, riots, thefts, epidemic, quarantines, delays, sickness, omission, neglect, accident, error, or default of any company or person engaged in providing such hotel, restaurant, sightseeing, transportation or other tour services.
Insurance: TARA TOURS, INC. is not responsible or liable for loss, damage, theft or luggage and/or personal belongings or for personal injury, accidents and/or illness.
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