FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Delta Vacations introduced its first
vacation packages to Central and South America. The program
features Costa Rica, Panama, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru and
As a sales incentive to agents, Delta Vacations is paying a 12%
commission on all independent, escorted and adventure-travel
programs. In addition, Delta Vacations is offering 2,500 bonus
Delta SkyMiles for bookings of air-inclusive packages for travel
completed by March l.
Central and South America programs feature hiking and snorkeling
in the Galapagos Islands, bird- and butterfly- watching in Costa
Rica, cruising down the Amazon River in Brazil or jungle camping
near the tallest waterfall on Earth, Angel Falls.
A sample of the natural wonders category offered by Delta
Vacations is the nine-day Jungle Wildlife of Peru escorted package,
which starts at $1,709 per person with air from Atlanta.
After a two-day stay in Lima, tour members fly to Puerto
Maldonado to start a canoe trip along the Tambopata River to the
1.7 million-acre Tambopata National Park. Accommodations for three
nights are at the park's Research Center.
During the jungle stay, there is ample time to view the abundant
wildlife: macaws, capuchin monkeys, cormorants, storks and caimans
are spotted easily. For travelers seeking adventure vacations, the
program offers biking, white-water river rafting, horseback riding
through the rain forest, mountain hiking and camping.
For example, the two-week Coast to Coast Across Costa Rica
package -- priced at $2,099 per person, double, with air from
Atlanta -- challenges travelers to journey across the country from
the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea without using motorized
Instead, travelers hike up mountains and walk through the rain
forest and along beautiful valleys. Mountain biking up and over the
Continental Divide and white-water rafting are also part of the
In addition, a six-night Best Buy Costa Rica package offering
optional adventure-themed excursions is available from $849 per
person, with air from Atlanta. Under programs that feature cultural
attractions, Delta Vacations offers an 11-night Cultures of Brazil
The program includes an evening tour and folklore show in
Salvador de Bahia plus visits to two Unesco World Heritage sites,
Ouro Preto and Paraty. The tour spends three nights in Rio, where
the itinerary includes a city tour, a Sepetiba Bay cruise and a
The tour price starts at $2,899 per person, double occupancy,
with air from Atlanta.
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