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HIGHLIGHTS OF ECUADOR & PERU - small group tour -- See the Highlights of Ecuador and Peru on this unforgettable 13-day adventure.  Tour the historical cities of Guayaquil, Quito and Cusco and see the incredible array of wildlife on Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands as you explore the islands on foot and in small boats.  In Peru the Inca Rail train will take you to the world famous archaeological site of Machu Picchu.  This adventure is perfect for those who want to learn more about the history of this breathtaking region and to see some of Latin America’s most spectacular wildlife. 

Departure dates:   Jul 11, 2018 •Aug 08, 2018 •Aug 29, 2018 •Sep 12, 2018 •Sep 26, 2018 •Oct 10, 2018 •Nov 14, 2018 •Nov 28, 2018

Tour Package Includes      

Sonesta Posada El Olivar, Lima   •Discover the world famous Galapagos islands and see animals not found anywhere else on earth   •Tour Ecuador’s capital city of Quito with an expert guide •Visit ancient Incan ruins in Peru’s magical Sacred Valley •See the unforgettable UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu •Explore the ancient Incan capital of Cusco, a beautiful and visitor-friendly city      Sonesta Posada Yucay, Sacred Valley   

•Accommodation at listed hotels or similar  •International return air from Miami  •Return domestic flights to the Galapagos Islands •Reginal Quito – Lima flight •Domestic airfare Lima – Cusco – Lima •Private airport transfers •12 Breakfasts, 05 Lunches and 03 Dinners  •Transportation and sightseeing as per the itinerary  

•Services of English speaking guides •All bus tickets, train tickets and entrance fees as per the itinerary 

•Excursion to Machu Picchu aboard the Inca Rail train

On sale for $4199 (down from $5499) per person, based on double occupancy, including flights from Miami.   Based on availability upon booking.



Explore the wilds of #Kenya on this journey to several conservancies in the country. Heading from #Nairobi to Ol Pejeta Conservancy to #Masai Mara National Reserve, you’ll stay in luxury safari camps as you enjoy game drives into the bush to see flamingos, lions, and the wonders of the Great Migration.

Small group #safari -- maximum 6 per vehicle, includes amazing wildlife experiences -- lion tracking, visit to the rhino centre, chimp sanctuary and Morani Centre.


September 22, 2018

November 14, 2018

November 24, 2018


-Roundtrip airport transfers

-8 nights accommodation based on full-board while on safari and bed & breakfast in Nairobi

-All games drives and park entrance fees as per itinerary

-Hippo Pool breakfast at Mara Serena Lodge

-Masai Village visit

-Transport in 4x4 vehicle

-Services of a qualified English-speaking guide

-Emergency medical evacuation insurance

This 9-day Kenyan safari takes you to several nature conservancies throughout the country.Your Kenya vacation begins in the capital, Nairobi. You might be a little overwhelmed when you first step foot in Nairobi, taken aback by the jungle of concrete high-rises and heavy traffic, but it won’t take you long to attune to the city’s vibrant energy. During your day in the city, take advantage of the incredible food scene in some of the many local restaurants and learn about the country’s history at the Nairobi National Museum.Leave Nairobi and head to your first nature conservancy, Ol Pejeta Conservancy. Ol Pejeta Conservancy is famous for its conservation programs for white and black rhinos (it was home to the world’s last northern white rhino, Sudan, who died March 2018). It’s also the only conservancy in Kenya with a chimpanzee sanctuary. During your time at Ol Pejeta, you’ll stay at Sweetwaters Serena Camp, a 5-star luxury camp that has 39 premium tents with private verandas overlooking the central waterhole where wild animals come to wash and bathe each evening. Spend your time in the conservancy heading on game drives and visiting the chimpanzee sanctuary as well as the rhino centre, where you’ll learn about the efforts to revive extinct rhino species.

Continue your Kenyan safari by heading to Soysambu Wildlife Conservancy, located in the Great Rift Valley. You’ll stay at Lake Elementaita Luxury Camp, a 5-star camp that captures the romance of the past on the banks of Lake Elementaita. Spend a full day heading on a game drive to Lake Nakuru National Park, where you’ll see thousands of flamingos drawn to the alkaline in the lake. On the drive back to the lodge, you’ll also see Rothschild giraffes, rhinos, and leopards heading throughout the bush.Close out your trip to Kenya in Masai Mara National Reserve, the most famous game reserve in Kenya. Staying in one of the spacious rooms at Mara Serena Safari Lodge, you’ll head on game drives throughout the park to see the Big Five. If you visit during the dry season, you’ll also get front-row seats to the Great Migration, that incredible movement of over one million wildebeest and zebras. During your time in the park, you’ll also visit a Masai village to meet the traditional inhabitants of the region and learn about their distinct cultural traditions. You’ll then return to Nairobi for your flight home.

From $4,065* CAD/person

* Prices are based on twin share and current exchange rate.  All packages and prices are subject to availability.  Please inquire about single supplements, extensions, or upgrades.


This 14-day Australia vacation takes you from Sydney to the Great Barrier Reef and finally to trendy Melbourne.Your Australia vacation begins in Sydney. You’ll find few cities as naturally appealing as Australia’s largest urban centre. Blessed with a massive natural harbour and home to a diverse array of go-getters, Sydney is gorgeous and vibrant and one of the world’s true urban highlights. There are a lot of ways to spend your time while in Sydney, so follow your fancy and take advantage of the city’s multifaceted appeal. Be sure to visit the harbour to see the iconic Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. If you want to take advantage of the sun, head to Bondi Beach and bond with the surfers who turn to Sydney when northerly countries grow cold. To say “G’day” to marsupials like kangaroos, koalas, and wombats, head to Taronga Zoo, or go for a full-day hike in the gorgeous Blue Mountains to get a taste of Australia’s famous wilderness. Sydney will also treat you well if you have an appetite for culture; with plenty of museums, world-class restaurants, and thumping nightclubs, you’ll find a lot to keep you occupied.From Sydney, head north to tropical Cairns, the nation’s gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Cairns may be small, but it boasts an incredible tropical atmosphere. Be sure to shop the Promenade and take a dip in the massive saltwater lagoon before heading on an excursion onto the Great Barrier Reef. As the world’s largest living structure and home to over 1,500 species of fish, the Great Barrier Reef is a marvel. You’ll enjoy snorkelling in the Low Isles, glass bottom boat coral viewing, where you  journey through elaborate coral gardens, take a guided beach walk or just relax on the beach. After you return to Cairns, you can explore the wonders of the mainland by heading to the Daintree Rainforest, the mystical home of the “dreamtime” that has been a significant part of indigenous Australian culture for thousands of years.Continue along to Melbourne on your Australia vacation. Sydney may have been blessed with nature’s bounty, but Melbourne is the country’s cultural capital and the world’s most livable city according to The Economist. It also keeps getting cooler. You won’t find a more vibrant mix of arts and culture and high living standards in the country. Ground zero for the trendy scene is Federation Square, where you’ll find the laneway and rooftop bars and restaurants that lead the city’s culinary innovation. For more traditional sites, head to St. Kilda’s to visit the famous amusement park, Luna Park, or enjoy a pint and talk football, cricket, or Formula One with the sports-crazed locals of bohemian Fitzroy.While in Melbourne, you can take advantage of the nearby highlights. Head to Philip Island to see the Little Penguin parade where, every night, as the sun goes down, up to a hundred Little Penguins (pint-sized birds less than a foot tall) waddle onto land and head to their nests. It’s an enchanting experience and unfathomably adorable. You can also head to the Yarra Valley to enjoy some of Australia’s best wines, surf the breaks at Geelong, or drive the Great Ocean Road to the see the Twelve Apostles and other natural icons of Australia.This Australia vacation showcases the natural and urban highlights of this incredible nation.

Prices from $2829

Pricing in CAD departing from Vancouver, starting at:

22 Jun - 30 Sep '18 Economy Hotel=$2,829;  Moderate Hotel=$2,999

1 Oct - 10 Dec '18 Economy Hotel=$3,159; Moderate Hotel=$3,429

11 Dec '18 - 31 Jan '19 Economy hotel=$4,259; Moderate Hotel=$4,469

For departures from Toronto add $250 pp. Please enquire about airfares from any other Canadian city.

Destinations:Melbourne, Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef

Highlights:  Fly Virgin Australia from North America to Australia and start your vacation in the beautiful harbour city of Sydney. Explore the Reef and relax before heading south to Melbourne.

PRICE INCLUDES:Round trip airfares with Virgin Australia from Vancouver (CAD) to Melbourne, Cairns and Sydney

Accommodation for 3 nights in Melbourne at Travelodge Southbank Hotel (Economy) or Vibe Savoy Hotel (Moderate)

iVenture Multi City Attraction Pass – includes entry to 5 top attractions in Melbourne and SydneyAccommodation for 4 nights in Sydney at the Travelodge Hotel Sydney (Economy) or Travelodge Wynyardl Sydney (Moderate)Accommodation for 4 nights in Cairns at the Cairns Colonial Club Hotel (Economy)  or The Hotel Cairns (Moderate)

Wavedancer Low Isles Cruise with lunch


Travel insurance

Items of a personal nature


Airport – hotel transfers

*Limited seats, subject to availability*

Price is per person based on twin/double, subject to availability.  Pricing reflects discount.  Savings listed are the total savings based on two people (twin/double). 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:All prices are per person, based on twin share accommodation. For departures from other cities, and for single pricing, please inquire. All prices include all taxes and fees. Limited seats and subject to availability. Includes international airfares from Vancouver (CAD) on Virgin Australia  (and partner airlines to/from Virgin Australia cities). Add on airfares are available your home city – please inquire. Package is based on Transpacific flights on Mondays/Tuesdays/ Wednesdays/Thursdays. If flying on a Friday/Saturday/Sunday a surcharge will apply.Hotels in Australia do have selected dates where special rates may not be available. If your travel falls over any dates listed below or crosses a seasonality a surcharge may be applicable or Goway may need to look at an alternate hotel for you.

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Explore the magical island of Ireland on this 15-day luxury coach tour of Ireland. Relax with our two and three night stays in first class hotels, enjoy a hearty full Irish breakfast daily, as well as 10 evening meals. Discover the traditional yet cosmopolitan cites of Dublin, Cork, Belfast. Be inspired by the magical landscapes, quaint fishing villages. You will truly enjoy the best of Ireland on the delightful FULLY INCLUSIVE tour.

Dublin, Boyne Valley & Cooley Peninsula, Belfast City Hall & Titanic Quarter, Giant's Causeway & Derry, Ben Bulben & Clew Bay, Connemara, Galway City & Cliffs of Moher, Limerick & Adare, Dingle Peninsula, Ring of Kerry, Blarney & Tipperary, Waterford & Kilkenny, Curragh of Kildare, & back to Dublin's fair city.

Available departures:

July 28, August 18, August 21, and September 25


based on double occupancy

September  27 $3599.00/person

based on double occupancy

October 6 & October 13  $3499.00/person, 

based on double occupancy

SINGLE occupancy prices available upon request.

Prices are land-only per person in Canadian dollars.   Arrival & departure transfers included for those who plan to have air booked in conjunction with tour.


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Unique Vacations

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Great Escapes by Christine

(204) 885-7261 / (204) 806-6335


Summer Hours:  

Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Saturday: By appointment  

Sunday: Closed     

Regular Hours:  

Monday - Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Saturday:  By appointment  

Sunday:  Closed