Experiences of Adventure!

Things to do in Tahiti – Our excursions in Tahiti

Into the wild, deep into the blue or up in the air, there you go… here is our selection of the best tours and excursions of Tahiti.

If you are willing to add a little more spice to your package, you are in the right place. However, if you are just looking for an excursion, Contact Sharon@TravelPlanners.net or call #215-256-4128

Papenoo Valley 4WD Safari

This guided tour will take you to the heart of the Papenoo Valley, at the center of the crater of Tahiti , to discover lush vegetation, beautiful waterfalls, breathtaking views and the famous Vaihiria Lake. Do not forget your swimsuit for an invigorating swim in the river!

This tour is also available in half day.

USD $85.00 per person

Lunch not included.
Included: Transfers, bottle of water, towel

Duration : Full day

Circle Island Tour

Go around the island of Tahiti and explore its must-see sites. Start off your half day adventure with the East Coast and see the Venus Point, the Faarumai Waterfalls, the Blower Hole and the Taharaa Viewpoint. Continue your tour to the West Coast and discover the Marae Arahurahu.

USD $59.00 per person

Lunch not included

Duration : 4:00 hrs

Lagoon Discovery

From the Papeete marina to Sapinus, enjoy a boat ride to discover the beauty of Tahiti’s lagoon! On the program: stingray, shark and dolphin sites, surf spots, swimming with turtles and wrecks.

USD $100.00 per person

Included : Water, beer, homemade local punch, fruit juice, fruit platter

Duration : 3:30 hrs


Fly underwater! Thanks to an articulated board towed by a boat, observe the seabed and play underwater!

USD $70.00 per person

Included : Water, fruit juice

Duration : 2:00 hrs

Sailing to Tetiaroa on a catamaran

Sail to Tetiaroa, Marlon Brando’s legendary atoll, aboard one of the largest and fastest catamarans in French Polynesia. After about 3 hours of sailing, you will explore the many wonders of the island accompanied by your guide and enjoy swimming in its crystal clear waters. An adventure worthy of the name, in an exceptional setting!

Excursion of 1 night and 2 days in Tetiaroa also available.

USD $178.00 per person

Included : Breakfast, lunch, fruits, snorkeling equipement

Duration : Full day

Offshore ride aboard a traditional outrigger canoe

Go off in search of adventure during an introduction to windsurfing at sea ! Discover the island of Tahiti from the ocean, get to know its history, its legends and myths and learn how to navigate like a real maohi during an unforgettable nautical excursion.

Choose both departure and arrival sites and explore the marine fauna and flora during a snorkeling break.

USD $152.00 per person

Included : Cultural discovery, drinks and snacks, snorkeling gear

Duration : Half day

Ride over the Lagoon aboard a Donut Boat

Sail over the Tahitian lagoon aboard this surprising tiny boat, which turns out to be both fun and comfortable. Enjoy a great barbecue at sea with your friends and family, let yourself be carried away, plough the ocean waves, stop by the oceanarium or the wrecks in order to observe the underwater fauna. It happens to be a great alternative for anyone willing to spend a nice moment in the middle of the lagoon as a select group.

USD $127.00 per person

Included : Barbecue set, cool box
Optional: Tableware, bluetooth speaker, snorkeling kit

Duration : 2h

Traditional outrigger canoe discovery

Embark in a traditional outrigger canoe and get to discover the Polynesian culture and the navigation method our ancestors used during a sporty and fun nautical excursion.
Hoist the sails and explore the littoral! Choose both departure and arrival sites and seize the opportunity to jump into the water and discover the lagoon.

USD $122.00 per pers

Included: Cultural discovery, drinks and snacks, snorkeling gear

Duration: Half day

La Plage – Sapinus Bay Restaurant

Nestled within the famous Sapinus Bay, La Plage offers an incredible setting and a brand new concept. Restaurant, beach bar and barbecue at the same time, the site enables you to access the ocean directly and to contemplate the whales when the season comes. Whether you choose to stay on the terrace, the air conditionned room or on the deck, no doubt you will be thrilled by the local and refined atmosphere.
On the menu: fresh products from the fenua, some “grignotages”, bowls, fruit salads, fish and even prime ribs and crayfish according to arrival. Do not leave the place without having given a try at the chef’s tasty desserts…

USD $76.00 the formula per pers

Formula: Welcome drink + 2 courses + water + coffee
Other options available

Papeete Express

Yearning for a last dinner before heading back home ? Since we know that waiting for your check-out in your hotel room can be gloomy, we offer to come and pick you up and drop you off downtown, in Papeete, so that you can indulge yourself, discover the key places of the city and appreciate your last moments in Paradise.

Whether it is an intimate dinner or a family gathering at the famous « roulottes », we will keep your luggage safe so that you can enjoy your experience to the fullest. All you will have to do is jump in the shuttle, which will take you to the airport.

USD $27.00 per pers


Whether you are a beginner, a fan of Sunday family walks or an accomplished sportsman, you will be offered a great range of hikings, for all levels. Get to discover the most beautiful landscapes of Tahiti, penetrate the Fautaua Valley or climb to the top of the Aorai Mount.

The boldest ones will have the opportunity to extend their excursion with one night in a tent or in a shelter.

USD $62.00 per person

Included : Transportation, a bottle of water, refreshments at the end of the excursion.

Duration : Full day

Aquatic Hiking

You are not afraid to get wet and you have an adventurous mind? Lucky you.. we happen to have exactly what you need ! Jump into your best looking wetsuit and explore the « lavatubes » or Vainavenave : exceptional settings, breathtaking sights and unforgettable memories at stake.

USD $103.00 per person

Included : Transportation, a bottle of water, equipment, shoes, refreshments at the end of the excursion.

Duration : Full day


Are you a thrill seeker ? We offer to introduce you to canyoning. Move along creeks, hurtle down torrents and explore tahitian canyons ; nature brims with waterfalls, rivers and mind-blowing ponds.
Whether you are trudging, swimming , jumping, sliding or even rappelling down, our team will always keep an eye on you and keep you safe.

To-do list : Mahateao, Vapurau or even the famous « lavatubes ». Everything was intended to create long-lasting memories, let’s enjoy the ride !

USD $145.00 per person

Included : Transportation, a bottle of water, wetsuit, shoes, equipment, refreshments at the end of the excursion.

Duration : Full day

Introductory dive

Discover scuba diving and dive with your instructor in the shallow waters of Tahiti.

USD $127.00 per person

Included : Equipment

Duration : 2:00 hrs

Exploration dive

Discover the wonderful scuba diving sites of French Polynesia and dive into the depths of Tahiti. The island’s beautiful marine life awaits you.

Trainings and inter-island packages of 6, 10 or 20 dives are also available.

USD $185.00 per person

Included : Equipment

Duration : 2:00 hrs

Jet ski guided tour

From its lush green mountains to its invigorating blue lagoon, Tahiti holds its share of treasures.

Enjoy this guided tour to discover the lagoon of Tahiti and to appreciate its beauty. Water sports enthusiasts will be delighted.

On your program: approach the most popular surf spots, play with dolphins, and admire the coral reef and the white sandbanks.

30-minute and 2-hour tours are also available

USD $189.00 for 2 pers on 1 Jet ski

Duration : 1 hour

Private boat tour with driver

How about escaping on the lagoon of Tahiti aboard a fast and comfortable scarab 195 ?

You will get to admire Tahiti from the sea and discover the most beautiful places on the west and east coast of the island.

Enjoy this special moment with friends or family (up to 6 people)

3-hour tours are also available

USD $315.00 for 1 or 2 pers

Included : Snorkeling gear, beach towel, drinks

Duration : 2 hours

Car rental

Rent a class B manual car and explore the island as you please.

Many other categories of cars and rental durations are available.

USD $106.00 per vehicle

Duration : 1 day

Activities and excursions in Tahiti

Tahiti does not need an introduction. This famous Pacific Island coveted by all appears on the “wish list” of many… Its reputation is well established by now and has been built over time, thanks to the intrinsic beauty of the island, but also through the various activities that can be enjoyed there. Let’s take a look at the different possibilities offered.

What can you do during your stay in Tahiti?

Scuba diving: Tahiti is known for its rich biodiversity; its translucent waters make it possible to observe the marine fauna and flora. Whether you are a diving aficionado or an amateur, a team of professionals will be there to supervise and guide you.

Exploring the island: However, if the lagoon is filled with treasures, it is in the heart of Tahiti that you can find most endemic species. The mountains are home to priceless jewels concealed by lush vegetation. You can choose to discover them on your own as you embark on land with a rental car or opt for one of many existing tour packages. In this case, a guide will be happy to assist you and share his knowledge.

Fishing: The waters of Tahiti are full of fishes, and it is essential to know how to get them … Embark on a fishing boat and listen to the advice of local professionals… the Pacific will have no secrets for you!

What type of excursions can you do in Tahiti?

Hiking: Hiking seems tedious and boring? Leave your preconceptions behind to rediscover this trendy and fun activity! Appreciate the moment and enjoy the simple pleasures of life by contemplating nature and discovering breathtaking views. Marked trails with steep reliefs, Tahiti offers plenty of sites to explore with your guide.

Canyoning: Are you a thrill seeker looking to cool down under this hot sun? If you are not afraid to get wet, canyoning is for you. Paddle, jump, swim, avoid obstacles and have fun during an exciting day!

Papenoo’s valley exploration: Papenoo’s valley is located in the middle of a crater. You can find there many species, which is an opportunity to take a short course of botany and ancestral remedies. You can take a dip in the famous Lake Vaihiria, relax to the sound of waterfalls and commune with nature during an exhilarating day.

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  • Private transportation to and from the airport
  • 2 nights in Arenal Volcano area at Hotel Mountain Paradise
  • Sloth & Birds Tour (regular basis)
  • Lake Crossing from Arenal to Monteverde (regular basis)
  • 2 nights in Monteverde area at Hotel Poco a Poco
  • Hanging Bridges tour (regular basis)
  • Shuttle transportation from Monteverde to the Pacific Coast
  • 4 nights in Tamarindo Beach at Hotel Tamarindo Diria
  • Lodges and sales taxes
  • Meals: 8 Breakfasts


STARTING AT $1305 PER PERSON based on Double Occupancy 

Traveling window:   Dec. 20, 2019 to Jan. 5, 2020     Book by:  June 12 – August 31, 2019

*Not included: Mandatory Dinner on Christmas night, International Airfare and Travel Insurance

For other destinations in Costa Rica, contact: Sharon@TravelPlanners Call: 215-256-4128

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Italian Gastronomy & Culture

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Italian Gastronomy & Culture
13-Day / 12-Night Northern Italy Connoisseur Package
This gastronomy and culture package to Northern Italy is fit for connoisseurs. Originally designed for a gourmet group, it’s been modified for individual travel. The package price was deliberately left off as the package can be; shortened, flexed up or down with accommodations, modified for the mode of transportation, and so on.  This is a wonderful, comprehensive itinerary with lots of great ideas and hidden gems. Check it out.
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Itinerary Summary
DAY 1 Milan Early Morning Arrival, (2 nights)

  • Airport meet & greet with assistance. Transfer to city center.
  • Light lunch at restaurant near the Duomo, MAIO restaurant or similar
  • Entrance to Duomo, visit with the audio guides.
  • Entrance to Last Supper
DAY 2 Milan Discovery

DAY 3 Lake Maggiore / Turin, (2 nights)

  • Full day excursion to Isola Madre, Isola Bella and Isola dei Pescatori via private transfer and boat.
  • Entrance to palaces in Borromean islands (Bella + Madre).
  • Arrival on Isola Bella and meet the official guide of the palace and take a guided tour of the Baroque palace, which takes approx. 45 minutes.
  • Fish lunch at Isola Pescatori on own
  • Guided tour of the Isola Madre Palace, which takes approx. 45 minutes.
DAY 4 Turin

  • Sightseeing tour of Turin walk through the historical Turin: with the Balon Market and time permitting: Piazza Castello, the Baroque Palazzo Madama and the Royal Palace, the Duomo, Piazza San Carlo.
  • Free time for lunch.
  • By 5PM enjoy a food tour in Turin with local guide, visiting a bakery, a butchery, a wine shop, and ending at the chocolate atelier “Gobino” (This activity will replace the dinner).
DAY 5 Sacra di S. Michele / Alba (2 nights)

  • Morning excursion to Sacra di S. Michele (1 hour by car) for a visit of the complex. Attention: The Sacra di San Michele may not be visited in case of adverse weather conditions. This was built between 983 and 987 on the top of a little mount, 40 km from Turin. From there you can admire Turin and a breathtaking view of the Susa valley. Entrance & internal guide to Sacra di San Michele.
  • Free time for lunch.
  • Afternoon continue to Alba (1 Hour 30 min by car). Enjoy a walk in Alba, known as the town of a hundred medieval towers, the old center is a beautifully preserved town, with a great atmosphere. Strolling the streets and squares of Alba is very pleasant. Time for food shopping
DAY 6 Langhe          

  • Full day guided tour of the Langhe (Bra, Grinzane Cavour…) with two vineyard visits/tasting etc. (the first tasting will be a light lunch) Wine tasting in Langhe region.
  • Free time for dinner
DAY 7 Parma, (1 night)

  • Route to the “Food Valley” as Parma region is called. By late morning arrive at a farm producing Parmesan cheese, learn about the making of and enjoy a tasting (snack as light lunch).
  • Afternoon proceed Langhirano, home of the best uncooked ham “Prosciutto Crudo”, visit and discover how the best Italian ham is produced, a brunch will follow.
DAY 8 Sabbioneta / Mantova, (2 nights)

  • Transfer to Sabbioneta, meet your guide for a tour of this 16th C. town created by Vespasiano Gonzaga.
  • Visit the Teatro Olimpico, Palazzo del Giardino and the Palazzo Ducale.
  • Free time for lunch.
  • Next, arrive in Mantova and visit Palazzo Te before reaching your hotel.
  • Entrance to Palazzo Te with skip the line.
DAY 9 Mantova

  • Morning guided tour with Mantova downtown.
  • Entrance to Palazzo Ducale in Mantova
  • Lunch on own with rest of afternoon at leisure
  • Optional tour by boat in the Mincio river or visit the amazing village of Valeggio Sul Mincio/Borghetto, where the best Italian Tortellini are produced
DAY 10 Sirmione / Verona (1 night)

  • Depart to Sirmione (1.5 hour), the most representative town on Garda lake, with its privileged position at the extremity of the isthmus that extends into the southern part of the lake. Dominated by the imposing silhouette of the Scala Castle. Continue to Lazise or Bardolino, visit of a winery with wine tasting & light lunch.
  • In the afternoon arrive in Verona.
  • Walking guided tour of Verona, where layers after layers, buildings and monuments of various ages accumulated through the centuries: Romanesque churches, Gothic towers and castle, Renaissance palaces with their beautiful frescoed facades, squares and elegant courtyards.
  • You will see the famous house of Romeo and the house of Juliet (outside), the Signori square, Erbe square and the Arena (outside).
  • Visit also San Zeno Church (entrance included).
DAY 11 Vicenza & Venice, Hotel Casanova (2 nights)

  • Departure to Vicenza (1 hour), meet the guide for the tour of Vicenza, worldwide known as “Palladio city”, where the famous architect realized magnificent masterpieces, transforming the town in an open-air architecture museum.
  • Palladio’s Basilica in the central Piazza dei Signori, the Olympic Theatre, Palazzo Chiericati, Palazzo del Capitanio, Villa Capra, are only some of the works left in Vicenza by Palladio. Entrance to Olympic Theatre in Vicenza.
  • Free time for lunch.
  • Afternoon arrive in Padova, with its ancient university and the famous Scrovegni Chapel painted by Giotto. Visit the Scrovegni Chapel
  • Continue to Venice island via private water taxi from mainland Tronchetto parking garage to the hotel in Venice island.
  • For dinner we propose a street food tour: discover with your private guide the typical “wine-bars” of Venice, called “Bacari”. Stop in 3 of them having a local glass of wine together with the “cicchetti“, the Venetian tapas
DAY 12
  • Meet your guide for two-hour walking tour of unusual Venice:
  • Rialto district, (*** fish market possible only in the morning from Monday to Saturday***)
  • Bovolo steps; end the tour with a “spritz”, the famous local aperitif
  • Free time for lunch.
  • Afternoon meet your guide for two-hour walking tour of the classic Venice:
  • St. Mark’s Square and its most important monuments. Fabulously cared for marble, buildings with delicate stone lacework, a profusion of gold and mosaics, the most beautiful palaces and churches are in the quarter of St. Mark’s. It is a veritable museum of the grandeur, nature and glory of the Republic of Venice.
  • Entrance to Doge Palace in Venice. Visit the halls of power, immersing yourself in medieval Europe among the stuccoed halls and hundreds of masterpieces. You will be amazed by the richness of detail of the Golden Staircase, reliving the anguish of prisoners crossing the famous.
  • Bridge of Sighs and entering the Venetian prison in which you will see how the prisoners of the Most Serene Republic lived. A tour that will forever live in your memories!
DAY 13 Venice Departure

  • Transfer by private water taxi from the hotel to Venice airport
(*) Land Only Package – Price per person is based on double occupancy and subject to availability. Price quotes for land arrangements are subject to increase without notice. However, once we have received your deposit, land prices are locked and guaranteed in USD.   We also provide you with air flight booking services from any US departure city.    TravelPlanners.net sells Trip Insurance coverage for your peace of mind.

Contact me: Sharon McMonigle, #215-256-4128, Sharon@TravelPlanners.net and let me design your next itinerary and simplify your life with one contact and free quotes.    Our prices are guaranteed in USD and we have on-site staff to expedite and service any request.

For reservations or information contact Sharon@TravelPlanners.net
PHONE: 215-256-4128
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Bermuda sister properties: Fall Sale

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Bermuda and Nevis are offering special packages for the Fall and I have the DEALS!  I package air, hotel and arrival and departure transportation, and offer Meal Plans as well.   Let me know when you are ready to try these Hidden Gems in the Caribbean!  #SharonMcTravel   Contact me at: 215-256-4128 or email: Sharon@TravelPlanners.net

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Tim Thuell (Nisbet Plantation GM), David Dodwell,
Sr., and David Dodwell, Jr. (The Reefs GM)

Dear Sharon,

The two Dodwell family-owned beach resorts are known for treating guests like family. Our goal is to make you feel perfectly at ease whether you stay at The Reefs in Bermuda or Nisbet Plantation Beach Club on Nevis.

Picturesque settings and heartfelt personal service by long-term staff has earned both hotels recognition as among the top hotels in the world.

The Reefs overlooks a secluded pink sand beach with stunning ocean views. Every room faces west so you enjoy breathtaking sunsets. Intimate and relaxing, Nisbet Plantation is the Caribbean’s only historic plantation inn located on the beach.

Each month you will hear from either The Reefs or Nisbet Plantation through our Island Vacation Update. We promise this joint e-newsletter will only provide resort and island news and share current specials.

Yours in hospitality,

David Dodwell, Sr.

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Enjoy mid-week savings this fall! Get 35% off when you stay Sunday through Wednesday or 20% off Thursday through Saturday. Valid for travel August 24 through December 21, 2019.



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Join in the 30th anniversary celebration of David Dodwell owning Nisbet Plantation! Stay with us now through December 19, 2019, and receive your 5th night for only $30!

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SMALL SHIP CRUISING: Unveiled Wonders—Costa Rica & Panamá Canal



• One-night pre-cruise hotel stay in San José
• Panamá Canal night transit; visit Agua Clara Locks Visitor Center
• Visit a national park, two wildlife refuges, and a conservation area
• Search for untamed wildlife—scarlet macaws, howler monkeys, sloths, white-faced capuchins
• Snorkel and beachcomb at Panamá’s Granito de Oro
• Stroll a private butterfly- and flower-rich tropical preserve
• Hike, snorkel, kayak, paddle board, and explore by skiff
• Off-the-beaten path exploration
DAY 1 San José, Costa Rica
Welcome to the land of pura vida! On arrival in the capital city of San José, you’ll be warmly greeted at the airport and
transferred to the InterContinental Hotel (Feb-May) or DoubleTree Hotel (Nov-Dec) for your overnight stay. Relax and
unwind, enjoying the hotel’s amenities or nearby attractions. (B)
DAY 2 San José, Costa Rica – Embarkation
The morning is yours to enjoy at leisure or set out to explore nearby sites and cafes. This afternoon, join your fellow
adventurers at our hospitality area in the hotel. After everyone has gathered, travel to Caldera Port on the Pacific
Ocean, where you’ll board the Safari Voyager and meet your enthusiastic crew. (BLD)
DAY 3 Curú National Wildlife Refuge
At the southeastern tip of Nicoya Peninsula—in the tangled mangroves of Curú—the cycle of life is everywhere. Local
“residents” include everything from exotic birds and deer to army ants, snake-eating frogs, and hungry crocodiles.
Step carefully as you cross the swinging bridge, you don’t want to land on the menu! Land crabs shift in and out of
their burrows with such force it’s enough to make the earth move. A hike on the Finca de Monos trail is prime monkey
viewing. They are everywhere. Off shore, the vibrant, turquoise waters near Isla Tortuga offer inviting opportunities to
snorkel, kayak, and paddle board. (BLD)
DAY 4 Osa Conservation Area
Adventure lies around every bend in the isolated, wild Osa Conservation Area, home to the country’s largest national
park, Corcovado. The area is known for its diverse plant and animal species—a whopping 2.5% of the entire planet’s
biodiversity is found here—including all four of Costa Rica’s monkeys, tree frogs, caimans, anteaters, scarlet macaws,
coatis, and 16 different species of hummingbird. Explore this vast area putting feet to trail on an invigorating hike
through the jungle. At the end of the day, enjoy the sunset with a tropical beverage in-hand during cocktail hour and
retell stories of the day with your travel-mates. (BLD)

DAY 5 Golfo Dulce
A birder’s paradise, explore a tropical botanical reserve exploding with vibrant color. From bromeliads, ginger plants,
and heliconias, to toucans, hummingbirds, mischievous monkeys, and fluttering butterflies—there’s a mesmerizing
kaleidoscope of sights, sounds, and tastes in every tree and bush you pass on your walking tour. In Golfo Dulce, which
separates Osa Peninsula from the mainland, explore the rare flora and fauna of mangroves by kayak and skiff. (BLD)
DAY 6 Granito de Oro, Coiba National Park, Panamá
Sail through the islands of Coiba National Park, making a stop at the postcard-perfect Granito de Oro islet. Offering a
little bit of everything despite its small size, volcanic outcroppings at either end of this tiny landmass and a dense, minijungle
in the center connect with a dreamy white sand beach. Named one of the world’s top 10 diving sites, your day of
play features snorkeling among abundant marine life, kayaking around rocky outcroppings, and lounging on the warm
sand. Hop to the park’s main island for a stretch of the legs on a trail through untouched tropical jungle. Mantled howler
monkeys, crested eagles, and four turtle species call Isla Coiba home. (BLD)
DAY 7 Coiba National Park
Ah, another day in paradise. Start with fresh-brewed coffee and a little limbering up with guided stretches. As always, the
hardest part is picking the “what.” Your guides know the trails and help you spot monkeys, hummingbirds, and towering
balsa trees. Or, slip into the drink for a kayak or snorkel. The water is crystal-clear, and the fish and turtles are swimming! Find
balance to your invigorating morning—then it’s cruising time. Settle into a comfy lounge chair and take in the views. (BLD)
DAY 8 Marine Life Search / Panamá Canal
The diverse islands and islets in the Gulf of Panamá are all unique, and on your last day, its captain’s choice as you
cruise among them. Hosting hundreds of avian species, you may enjoy superb bird watching on a skiff exploration. And
watch for mobula rays flying across the water. Later, transit from ocean to ocean along the 48-mile Panamá Canal (time
varies depending on when the lock authority gives the final go ahead for your evening transit). Join your shipmates on
deck for a toast as the canal lights up and the temperature subsides. A story of engineering and human tenacity, it took
over 75,000 workers to build it. Celebrate this unforgettable voyage with a special farewell dinner, and then join your
expedition team for a slideshow highlighting the week’s adventures. (BLD)
DAY 9 Panamá City, Panamá – Disembarkation
After an early breakfast, bid adiós to your crew. Make a stop at the
Agua Clara Visitor Center. Take in the views of Lake Gatun and the newly
expanded locks. Then your transfer continues, taking you to the airport for
your flight home or to begin you optional UnCruise hotel stay. (B)

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
Itineraries are guidelines; variations in itinerary and the order
of days may occur to maximize your experience.
Passport required on this itinerary

CONTACT:  Sharon@TravelPlanners.net #215-256-4128

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NEW Italy Tours for 2019

New Tour: 13 DAY South & Sicily 2019

13 Days / 11 NightsStarting at $3250 PP (Land Rate)

There’s no place on earth like Sicily. A true melting pot of cultures, you’ll see Greek and Asian influences in the exotic architecture, unique cuisine and faces of her people. If you happen to be of Sicilian heritage, you’ll be surprised by how the “old country” has very much joined the 21st century while retaining its special charm. You’ll also be able to enjoy the beautiful cities of Naples, Bari & Lecce.

Departure dates starting April 8 through Oct 21, 2019

Email me for a brochure:

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New Tour: Taste of Italy 2019



11 Day Taste of Italy 2019 

11 Days / 9 NightsStarting at $2795 PP (Land Rate)

Bologna (3 nights) Florence (2) Perugia (2) Rome (2)Also Visiting: Siena, Spoleto, Assisi

Our new tour – a culinary, cultural delight! Enjoy wine tastings, cooking classes & a trip to Fico in Bologna – the largest agri-food park in the world!

Departure dates starting:   March 26 through Oct 29, 2019

Email me for a brochure:

Arrivederci Bella Sicilia!                         Your Local Rep: Sharon McMonigle  #215-256-4128

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• Taste of Ireland (Tour C) 5 Days / 4 Nights – Small Group Departures Available

  • 2019 – 5 Day Taste Of Ireland – Tour C
    4 Star Vacation – 4 Nights /8 Meals
    Small Group Departures Available
FromUS$1015 Land Only

Save Time and Money-Book Air & Land together Call us: #215-256-4128 Travel Planners


  • Full daily breakfast (except Day 1)
  • All on-tour transportation including shuttles and ferries
  • Welcome get-together drink with your group
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches so you can stay connected along the way
  • Documents wallet and backpack to keep you organized
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & handling of one suitcase per person
  • 3 dinners (D)including a night at the Merry Ploughboy Pub for dinner and a traditional show, and a medieval castle banquet
  • 1 lunch (L).

  • Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge | Dublin (1 night)
  • Killarney Towers Hotel | Killarney (2 nights)
  • Bunratty Castle Hotel | Bunratty (1 night)



  • Day 1: Dublin & Merry Ploughboy Pub
    Your tour starts at 2:00 PM from the hotel lobby when all participants join a local guide for a tour of ancient and modern Dublin. Drive through the main streets to see historic buildings such as Trinity College ; rows of Georgian houses with colorfully painted doorways; and the new buildings around the Financial Centre beside the River Liffey. Take a guided tour through parts of Dublin Castle, which was the seat of power and government for many centuries and today plays a leading role in European Union activities. Return to your hotel for a get-together with your tour group and a welcome drink. In the evening head to the Merry Ploughboy Pub for a great dinner of Irish specialties and a lively show with popular Irish songs and intricate step-dancing.

    Day 2: Blarney Castle & Killarney
    Depart Dublin and travel through the midlands of Ireland, which has many mixed farms. Stop for photos of the stately ruins on the Rock of Cashel, rising high above the surrounding plain. Continue your drive south and, just a few miles outside Cork, visit Blarney Castle to kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence.” Visit the Blarney Woollen Mills where you can find quality Irish made goods of all types, conveniently displayed under one roof. Drive through Macroom, built around a fine castle, and into County Kerry where the scenery becomes more mountainous. Arrive in Killarney, picturesquely set beside lakes with Ireland’s highest mountains, the Macgillycuddy’s Reeks, forming a backdrop. Check in to your hotel and relax before dinner.
    (B, D)

    Day 3: Ring of Kerry & Skellig Experience
    Today embark on Ireland’s most popular scenic drive of 100 miles – the Ring of Kerry. This winding route reveals breathtaking views of Macgillycuddy’s Reeks as well as the scenic coast of beaches and cliffs. As you travel along, there will be plenty of stops for photos at the best vantage points. After a casual lunch in a cozy restaurant you’ll continue your scenic drive. Cross to Valentia Island by bridge where you’ll visit the Skellig Experience. Learn about the off-shore island of Skellig Michael where early Christian monks lived in austere conditions and how it was used as one of the locations for the film “Star Wars VII.” Pause for a stroll around Sneem, with its brightly painted houses, and again at Moll’s Gap for panoramic views of Ireland’s highest mountains and deep valleys. Get a taste of farm life with a sheepdog demonstration of herding flocks, and see different breeds of sheep. Return to Killarney and enjoy a free evening for independent dining or exploring the many pubs in the town.
    (B, L)

    Day 4: Cliffs of Moher & Medieval Castle Banquet
    Leave Killarney and drive north to Tarbert for a 20-minute ferry ride across the wide River Shannon Estuary. Your tour continues along the coast of County Clare to the Cliffs of Moher, a spectacular wall of sandstone that reaches almost 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean. Drive past Lahinch Golf Course, one of Ireland’s most famous, and through the marketing town of Ennis to Bunratty. Check into Bunratty Castle Hotel, which is located close to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. In the evening head to Bunratty or Knappogue Castle for a memorable experience in a wonderful historic setting with good food and entertainment. Take your place in the Great Hall for a medieval-style feast of excellent dishes and plenty of wine. During and after the meal the lords and ladies will serenade you with song and harp music evocative of the Middle Ages. (Please note that Jauary departures may offer a different dining experience.)
    (B, D)

    Day 5: Tour Ends in Shannon
    Your tour ends after breakfast today.

    B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

    All components of this tour (hotels, visits and attractions) for 2019 itineraries are subject to change until finalized in September 2018.

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Galapagos Island Cruises


Save $1000 per couple on 2019  Galapagos Island cruises.*  Book with us-we have some deals left for 2018:

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*Book a 2019 Galapagos Island  vacation (WBG, WBGE, WGG, WGGE, WAME, WAMY) to receive $500 off per person on the cruise/land price. Booking must be made, under deposit, and discount applied between February 7 and April 24, 2018 for travel in 2019. Offer reliant on space availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Only combinable with Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit. Applies to new 2019 bookings only, and will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Not Applicable on Suites. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply. Offer available from participating GFOB offices only. PRMW0623   For Details and direct connect with an agent: Sharon@TravelPlanners.net  or Call #410-349-3000





  • Jacuzzi
  • Sun Deck
  • Non-smoking staterooms & ship interior
  • Air-conditioned throughout
  • Reading Room & Natural History Library
  • Expert crew and multilingual Naturalist
  • Free use of snorkeling equipment
  • Expedition lectures on board
  • Indoor lounge & bar
  • Elegantly appointed common areas
  • Shaded outdoor lounge & bar with premium lounge chairs
  • Observation area for whale and dolphin watching
  • 24-hour complimentary water, tea, and coffee


  • Menus that feature the very best international cuisine and celebrated Ecuadorian dishes
  • Spacious, open-seating dining room
  • One sitting at mealtimes
  • Free flow house wine with dinner
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Panorama Lounge & Bar with premium spirits, cozy seating, panoramic windows & dance floor

Vacation Highlights

Day 1 Arrive Quito, Ecuador: welcome to Quito

Day 2 Quito: walking tour, visit San Francisco Monastery, La Compania Church, La Ronda Street, a Chocolate factory, and the Equatorial Monument; welcome dinner

Day 3 Quito–Baltra–Galápagos Islands (Embarkation)–Santa Cruz Island: fly to the Galápagos Islands; embark Treasure of Galápagos; visit Charles Darwin Research Station on Santa Cruz Island

Day 4 Galápagos Islands Cruising: Santiago & Bartolomé Islands: Naturalist-guided walks on each island; snorkeling

Day 5 Galápagos Islands Cruising: North Seymour Island & Mosquera Islet: Naturalist-guided walks on each island; snorkeling

Day 6 Galápagos Islands Cruising: South Plaza & San Cristobal Islands: Naturalist-guided walks on each island; snorkeling

Day 7 Galápagos Islands (Disembarkation)–San Cristobal Island–Quito: disembark Treasure of Galápagos; visit San Cristobal Interpretation Center; fly to Quito

Day 8 Quito: your vacation ends this morning

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Black Friday Blowout TravelPlanners.net

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2018 Vacation Deals to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and Hawaii

With our Black Friday Blowout, you can kick off the holiday season right and save up to 60% off select hotels, plus enjoy a savings of up to $200* for a family of four with code:   BLACKFRIDAY17!

Escapes to the beach have never been priced so low! Plan your tropical vacation to some of our favorite resorts throughout Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and Hawaii today! Book by November 30, 2017.

Participating Hotels:

Riu Palace Antillas
Riu Palace Aruba
Divi Aruba All Inclusive
Barceló Aruba
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Divi Village All Inclusive Villas

Fairmont Southampton

Cancun/Riviera Maya
Riu Caribe
Riu Dunamar
Riu Lupita
Riu Palace Las Americas
Riu Palace Mexico
Riu Palace Peninsula
Riu Palace Riviera Maya
Riu Playacar
Riu Tequila
Riu Yucatán
Riu Cancun
Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa
IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Paraiso
IBEROSTAR Paraiso Lindo
IBEROSTAR Paraiso Maya
Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun
Secrets The Vine Cancun
Now Jade Riviera Cancun
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Grand Bahia Principe Coba
Secrets Capri Riviera Cancun
Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun
Dreams Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa
Dreams Sands Cancun Resort & Spa
Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun
Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort
Azul Beach Resort Riviera Maya, by Karisma
Azul Beach Resort Sensatori Mexico, by Karisma
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GR Solaris Cancun
Royal Solaris Cancun
Grand Oasis Cancun
Grand Oasis Palm
Grand Oasis Sens
Grand Oasis Tulum
Oasis Cancun Lite
Oasis Palm
Oasis Smart
Oasis Tulum Lite
The Pyramid at Grand Oasis Cancun
Hard Rock Hotel Cancun
Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya
Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya – Heaven Section
UNICO 20˚87˚

Sunscape Curaçao Resort, Spa & Casino

Secrets Aura Cozumel
Sunscape Sabor Cozumel

Cartagena de Indias
Holiday Inn Cartagena Morros
Intercontinental Cartagena de India

Costa Rica
Riu Palace Costa Rica
Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica
Riu Guanacaste
Riu Palace Costa Rica

Grand Cayman
Margaritaville Beach Resort Grand Cayman
Wyndham Reef Resort Grand Cayman

Hawaii – Kauai
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

Hawaii – Maui
Ka’anapali Beach Hotel
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa

Hawaii – Oahu
Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach
Prince Waikiki

Hawaii – Island of Hawaii
Mauna Kea Beach Hotel

Dreams Huatulco Resort & Spa
Secrets Huatulco Resort & Spa

Barceló Ixtapa
Las Brisas Ixtapa

IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Rose Hall
IBEROSTAR Rose Hall Beach
IBEROSTAR Rose Hall Suites

  Jamaica (continued)
Zoëtry Montego Bay Jamaica
Riu Ocho Rios
Grand Bahia Principe Jamaica
Riu Montego Bay
Couples Negril
Couples Sans Souci
Couples Tower Isle
Couples Swept Away
Riu Negril
Riu Palace Jamaica
Riu Palace Tropical Bay
Riu Reggae
Holiday Inn Resort, Montego Bay, Jamaica
Royalton Blue Waters
Royalton White Sands
Royalton Negril
Hideaway at Royalton Negril
Meliá Braco Village
Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort & Spa, a Curio Collection by Hilton
Jewel Dunn’s River Beach Resort & Spa, a Curio Collection by Hilton
Jewel Runaway Bay Beach & Golf Resort

La Romana
Dreams La Romana Resort & Spa
Dreams Dominicus La Romana
Grand Bahia Principe La Romana
Luxury Bahia Principe Bouganville Don Pablo Collection
IBEROSTAR Hacienda Dominicus
Catalonia Gran Dominicus

Los Cabos
Royal Solaris Los Cabos All Inclusive Resort & Spa
Riu Santa Fe
Riu Palace Cabo San Lucas
Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort
Paradisus Los Cabos

Riu Emerald Bay

Nassau/Paradise Island
Riu Palace Paradise Island
Breezes Resort Bahamas
Meliá Nassau Beach All Inclusive

Riu Playa Blanca
Dreams Delight Playa Bonita Panama

Puerto Plata
Riu Bachata
Riu Merengue
Sunscape Puerto Plata Dominican Republic
Grand Bahia Principe San Juan

Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit
Now Amber Puerto Vallarta
Sunscape Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
Riu Jalisco
Secrets Vallarta Bay Puerto Vallarta
Riu Palace Pacifico
Riu Vallarta
Hard Rock Hotel Vallarta

Punta Cana
Riu Bambu
Riu Naiboa
Riu Palace Bavaro
Riu Palace Macao
Riu Palace Punta Cana
Riu Republica
Sunscape Bavaro Beach Punta Cana
Grand Bahia Principe Turquesa
IBEROSTAR Dominicana
IBEROSTAR Bavaro Suites
IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Bavaro
Grand Bahia Principe Punta Cana
Luxury Bahia Principe Esmeralda Don Pablo Collection
Luxury Bahia Principe Fantasia Don Pablo Collection
Dreams Punta Cana Resort & Spa
Dreams Palm Beach Punta Cana
Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Blue Don Pablo Collection
Luxury Bahia Principe Ambar Green Don Pablo Collection
Grand Bahia Principe Bavaro
Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Punta Cana
Majestic Colonial Punta Cana
Majestic Elegance Punta Cana
Majestic Mirage
Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana
Catalonia Bavaro Beach, Golf & Casino Resort
Catalonia Royal Bavaro
Memories Splash Punta Cana
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana

Saint Martin/Sint Maarten
Divi Little Bay Beach Resort

Grand Bahia Principe El Portillo
Grand Bahia Principe Cayacoa
Luxury Bahia Principe Cayo Levantado Don Pablo Collection
Luxury Bahia Principe Samana Don Pablo Collection

*One discount can be applied per person. Offer not valid on group bookings, cancelled or expired bookings. Promo code must be applied at the time of booking. Adjustments to past bookings or future bookings cannot be made. Changes to the booking outside the promotional period will result in the promotional code being invalid. Promo code not valid on square deal, group bookings, ski vacations and Cuba vacations.

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All About Hawaii 48 hr Sale Oct 10 & 11


CALL Sharon #215-256-4128 or EMAIL:  Sharon@TravelPlanners.net


48 Hour Sale: October 10-11


Hale Mahina Beach Resort Maui



Napili Point Resort Maui

 Courtyard at Coconut Beach Kauai  Courtyard King Kamehameha Kona Beach
Hale Mahina Beach Resort
(Maui)from $996* ppdoIncludes:
– Alamo Full Size car
– 7 nights 1 BDR Beachfront accommodations
– Quiet Condo Property

Valid 10/10/17-12/19/17

Napili Point Resort
(Maui)from $813* ppdoIncludes:
– Alamo Mid Size car
– 7 nt 1 BDR Ocean View
– 7th Night FREE
– Free Upgrade to Alamo
Full Size Car

Valid 10/10/17-12/19/17

Courtyard by Marriott Kauai
at Coconut Beach (Kauai)from $528* ppdoIncludes:
– Alamo Mid Size car
– 5 nts accommodations
– FREE upgrade from
STD View to OCN View

Valid 10/10/17-12/16/17

Courtyard King
Kamehameha’s Kona Beach
(The Big Island)from $324* ppdoIncludes:
– Alamo Mid Size car
– 3 nts

w/FREE upgrade
from STD to POV View
Valid 10/10/17-12/19/17

 Beach Villas at KoOlina Oahu
Beach Villas at KoOlina
by Ola Properties (Oahu)from $714* (quad occ)Includes:
– Alamo Full Size car
– 7 nights 2 BDR

Valid 10/10/17-12/19/17

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*Valid for bookings taken 10/10/17-10/11/17. Price are USD, land only, per person double occupancy (except where noted) and includes all applicable taxes.  Inquire about air-inclusive packages on United, Delta, Hawaiian, Alaska and other airlines.  Rates vary with travel dates and are subject to availability at time of booking; subject to change without notice.  Restrictions and blackout dates may apply.  Travel must be completed within time period listed.
Flyer #48hrssale Printed 10/10/17.  CST #2011557-50.


For more information contact: Sharon McMonigle #215-256-4128

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