Collette Vacations Launches New South America Tour08/04/2011 - Tour features a journey down the famed “Avenue of Volcanoes”.
Collette Vacations introduces the latest itinerary to its expanding line up of South America tours that will have guests crossing the Equator on the Pathway of the Sun. The new Avenue of the Volcanoes tour is ready to book with departures beginning in May 2012. Unique tour features include overnight stays in centuries’ old Andean haciendas and the food and drink of Ecuadorian hosts. As clients’ demand for added flexibility in this region continues, the tour offers an optional 4-night Ecuador Amazon pre-tour extension and a 5-night Galapagos Islands cruise post-tour extension.
“In charming Ecuador, you find a necklace of snow-capped volcanoes running through the Andes Mountains; gorgeous peaks, dotted with villages, fertile farmland and timeless cultures, rich in indigenous traditions,” says Collette Product Manager Allison Flint. “Adventure, culture, culinary delights, antiquities, natural wonders … this tour really does have it all, and is an amazingly affordable destination.”
The Avenue of the Volcanoes tour highlights a journey down the famed “Avenue of Volcanoes,” exploring the towns of Cuenca, Riobamba, and Baños. Tours of rose, banana, and cacao plantations are included as is a cruise of Cuicocha Crater Lake and visits to local communities and colorful markets. Tour a Panama hat factory in Cuenca; journey through Cotopaxi National Park for views of one of the highest active volcanoes in the world; take a train ride through the Andes viewing fertile valleys of fruit and sugar plantations; see incredible waterfalls in Baños, at the foot of the active Tungurahua volcano and the gateway to the Amazon; visit the Ingapirca archaeological site, Ecuador’s “little Machu Picchu”; opt for a homestay with a Karanki indigenous family and savor a home-cooked dinner .
Avenue of Volcanoes is 11 days and includes 21 meals with a starting at price of $2099 per person, double, land only. For information on these tours, visit www.collettevacations.com\agents or call 800-340-5158.
Collette Vacations is a family-owned business headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. For over 90 years, Collette’s team of travel enthusiasts has fulfilled millions of vacation dreams - offering 125 programs to destinations on all 7 continents. Tours range from small group tours, family vacations, educational travel, train journeys, river cruises and vacations that feature a Collette Foundation site visit. With knowledgeable, professional tour managers, an industry-leading cancellation waiver, and complimentary roundtrip home to airport sedan service on all air-inclusive tours, Collette Vacations makes seeing the world simple and hassle-free.