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Wines and Cultures of South America: Chile, Argentina, Uruguay & Brazil - 2023

Santiago • Santa Cruz • Montevideo • Colonia del Sacramento • Buenos Aires • Iguassu Falls • Rio de Janeiro
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Before You Go

From money matters to packing tips, we’ve got all the information you need to prepare for your upcoming Vantage journey. Just click on an item below to read more about it.

Passports & Visas

Planning your trip

Your trip will be here before you know it! Here's some information specific to the destinations you'll be visiting to help you prepare for your journey.

Travel Documentation

A passport is required for this trip. Your passport must be valid for at least six months after the scheduled return date of your vacation. Bring with you a photocopy of the pages of your passport that contain your personal information and extra passport photographs. These are useful in the event of loss.

Passport and Visa

The following information applies to U.S. citizens only. Those traveling on other than a U.S. passport must contact the embassies or consulates of the countries to be visited for further information and special requirements.
Country Passport Visa
Argentina Y N
Brazil Y N
Chile Y N
Uruguay Y N
Peru Y N

NOTE: Non-U.S. citizens or passport holders, it is your responsibility to contact their local embassy or Consulate for requirements which will vary from above.

NOTE: Due to heightened security measures, passengers arriving in Brazil may go through intensive security checks that include the taking of photographs and/or fingerprints. U.S. citizens can expect long delays when entering Brazil either by air or land.

U.S. Customs Information

If you are traveling internationally, it is important to understand U.S. Customs regulations including required documents that are valid at least six months following your departure date, rules for bringing back items, and duty-free exemption. Please click the link below to visit the U.S. Customs website and read their helpful info, "Know Before You Go."

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We realize that tipping can be confusing on a group tour, so we've included the following recommended guidelines for gratuities:

  • Gratuities for local guides & drivers now included!
  • Included Meals: Gratuities are included
  • Outside Dining: Varies according to local customs; your Adventure Leader will advise
  • Vantage Adventure Leader (base program): $10-12 per person, per day
  • Vantage Adventure Leader or City Host (extensions:) $10-12 per person, per day
  • Porterage: Included except in Customs areas

Ship to Shore: The Vantage Safe Travel Initiative

We’ve planned our journeys around memorable destinations and experiences with your health, safety, and security always in mind. Following guidance from the World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control, local foreign governments, and our partners from around the world, we’re taking it to the next level. We've implemented vital health & safety assurances on all our journeys. Learn more about Vantage's Safe Travel Initiative.


All travelers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 — including a booster shot — at least 14 days prior to the departure of their journey. Travelers will be required to show proof of vaccination displaying their name, date of doses, and vaccine type to embark. Travelers who cannot produce proof of vaccination will have to return home at their own expense.

Specific entry requirements for your chosen destination

To ensure that you have a smooth travel experience, you will need to know the requirements for both your specific airline carrier and the country you’ll arrive in prior to your departure. We’ve listed some considerations below to help you plan.

  • For country-specific information about entry requirements and COVID-19 status, visit the U.S. Department’s COVID-19 Country Specific Information page
  • The use of face masks is no longer mandatory on our tours, unless required by local regulations
  • Vantage will facilitate onsite tests for border crossings if required. Travelers will be responsible for the cost of testing.
  • We encourage our travelers to complete a self-test before flying to the destination and to wear a mask during travel time (on flights and in airports)
  • We highly recommend that you contact your air carrier prior to departure to confirm what their requirements are for take-off and landing
  • Please note: Negative COVID-19 tests are no longer required for return travel back into the U.S.

The Brazilian Ministry of Health is advising that all travelers going to regions of risk of yellow fever take the yellow fever vaccine. It is not required, but it is recommended (this applies to Iguassu, Brasilia and Manaus).
  • The vaccine should be taken 10 days prior to entering the infected region
  • It is suggested that the vaccine be taken by those people over 6 months of age and those who do not suffer from a weakened immune system
  • The Ministry of Health is producing informational materials to be posted at all airports, bus stations, tourism agencies and common tourist points in Brazil
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At this time, further vaccinations are not mandatory for this tour. However, it is strongly recommended that you check with your personal physician to verify your particular needs. For more information on health-related issues while travelling overseas, contact the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by logging onto or by calling toll-free 1 (800) 232-4636.

Should these requirements change, you will be notified in the mailing approximately 100 days prior to departure. All entry requirements and fees are subject to change without advance notification by action of the government and port authorities. Vantage is not responsible for any additional charges resulting from such changes.

Climate/Time Zone

Time Differences

Country Time Difference
Argentina +2 hours
Brazil +2 hours
Chile +1 hours
Uruguay +2 hours
Note: The above times are based on Eastern Standard Time.

Use the chart below to get an overview of the average temperatures at your destination.

Average High/Low Temperature (Farenheit)

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Santiago H 85 84 80 72 64 58 57 61 65 71 77 82
L 54 53 49 45 41 38 37 39 42 45 48 51
Santa Cruz H 86 88 86 83 80 78 78 79 78 79 82 84
L 74 75 74 71 67 64 64 65 66 69 71 73
Montevideo H 83 82 79 71 64 59 58 59 63 68 74 79
L 62 61 59 53 48 43 43 43 46 49 54 59
Buenos Aires H 85 82 79 72 65 59 58 62 85 85 85 85
L 64 63 59 53 47 42 41 43 46 51 55 61
Iguassu Falls H 88 88 86 80 74 69 71 73 76 81 84 86
L 71 71 68 63 58 53 55 56 58 63 65 69
Rio de Janeiro H 91 92 90 87 83 81 81 82 81 84 87 89
L 74 75 74 71 67 65 64 65 66 68 71 72
Sacred Valley H 91 92 90 87 83 81 81 82 81 84 87 89
L 74 75 74 71 67 65 64 65 66 68 71 72
Machu Picchu H 91 92 90 87 83 81 81 82 81 84 87 89
L 74 75 74 71 67 65 64 65 66 68 71 72
Cusco H 91 92 90 87 83 81 81 82 81 84 87 89
L 74 75 74 71 67 65 64 65 66 68 71 72

Money Matters

Country Unit of Currency  
Argentina Argentine peso Get Exchange Rate
Brazil Brazilian real Get Exchange Rate
Chile Chilean peso Get Exchange Rate
Uruguay Uruguayan peso Get Exchange Rate
Peru Peruvian Sol Get Exchange Rate

ATMs in Argentina will accept international debit systems like Plus or Cirrus (there might be a bank fee for using the ATM). Credit cards are fairly widely accepted. Travelers’ checks are not recommended as they cannot be easily cashed. We recommend you bring small bills (5s ,10s ,20s) since U.S. cash is widely accepted and at a better exchange rate. Be sure the bills are not torn or dirty; bills in poor condition won’t be accepted.

The Brazilian currency is the real (R$). In Brazil, exchange rates are lower for travelers’ checks and credit cards than for cash. Travelers’ checks are difficult to exchange and the commission is very high. We suggest you bring small bills. Personal checks are generally NOT accepted overseas. Credit cards are widely accepted virtually everywhere.

Travelers’ checks are not recommended in Peru, as they are difficult to exchange. Visa is the most widely accepted credit card, but credit cards attract an 8% commission unless you are using it for cash withdrawal (in Peruvian currency) from a bank. ATMs (Visa and Plus international debit systems are most widely recognized) and are the best way to extract money in Peru. We suggest you bring small bills. Be sure the bills are not torn or dirty; bills in poor condition won’t be accepted.

Argentina's Currency & Exchange Rate:

The unit of currency in Argentina is the peso, divided into 100 centavos. Banknote and coin denominations are as follows:

  • Banknotes: 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 pesos
  • Coins: 1, 5, 10, 25, and 50 centavos, 1 peso

    Brazil's Currency & Exchange Rate:

    In Brazil, exchange rates are lower for travelers’ checks and credit cards than for cash. It is best to convert enough money for your needs each day at your hotel, as exchange rates fluctuate every day. Travelers’ checks are difficult to exchange and the commission is approximately 15%. We suggest you bring small bills. We recommend that you start with exchanging $100 per person at the airport or at your bank at home. Most stores and taxi drivers accept U.S. dollars. Personal checks are generally NOT accepted overseas. Credit cards are widely accepted virtually everywhere.

    The unit of currency in Brazil is the real, divided into 100 centavos. Banknote and coin denominations are as follows:

    • Banknotes: 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 reais
    • Coins: 5, 10, 25, and 50 centavos; 1 real

    Chile's Currency & Exchange Rate:

    Only ATMs in larger cities will accept international debit systems like Plus or Cirrus. Credit cards are fairly widely accepted. Travelers’ checks can be cashed in large cities, but usually with very high commissions.

    The unit of currency in Chile is the peso. Banknote and coin denominations are as follows:

    • Banknotes: 1000, 2000, 5000, 10,000, and 20,000 pesos
    • Coins: 1, 5, 10, 50, 100, and 500 pesos

    Uruguay's Currency & Exchange Rate

    The unit of currency in Uruguay is the peso, divided into 100 centesimos. Banknotes and coin denominations are as follows:

    • Banknotes: 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1,000 and 2,000
    • Coins: 1, 2, 5, and 10

    Packing Guidelines

    What to Pack

    You may find the packing information below helpful as you begin to prepare for your upcoming journey.

    Electronic devices

    Bring your iPad, Kindles, and/or smart phones. This way you will have access to city guides, the post-trip survey and trip information while on tour. This will also allow you to take pictures and communicate with friends and family (and share your love of travel) easier.

    Luggage Restrictions

    To help make your travel experience as smooth and simple as possible, Vantage recommends you limit your luggage to one large suitcase and one small carry-on bag per person. Most airlines now charge a fee for more than one suitcase. Domestic and international carriers currently restrict weight limitations to 50 pounds.


    Travel Light [top]

    Most travelers pack much more than they really need. We recommend that you start packing a few days before your trip, so you have time to remember everything that you need — and to decide what is essential and what is not. And don't forget to leave room for souvenirs and gifts you may purchase during your trip.

    Besides the basic necessities and the items covered below, you'll want to pack sunglasses, a hat or visor, and sunscreen for daytime use. You might also want to bring a small alarm clock, pocket tissues, a travel pack of soap powder, needle, thread, safety pins, and a personal face cloth. In many countries, your washcloth is considered to be of intimate usage and is not provided by hotels.

    Depending on your destination, you may also want to bring insect repellent (we recommend repellent with a high "deet" content). Binoculars are also handy when traveling to areas where flora and fauna may be observed.


    Casual Dress [top]

    Dress on tour is generally casual and smart-casual. Gentlemen may wish to bring a sport jacket. Formal clothing is not necessary, unless you are traveling on an ocean cruise that has formal nights, or on one of our popular President's trips. If you are traveling on an ocean cruise, please refer to the attire information for your particular cruise line. Your travel wardrobe should be planned according to the climate of the areas you will be visiting and the length of your stay. Average high and low temperatures for the destinations visited on each Vantage Tour are listed under "Climate". A HELPFUL HINT — plan to avail yourself of the laundry and valet services available at an additional fee.


    Warm Clothes [top]

    Weather is never predictable. so be sure to be prepared for just about anything. You'll want to take along a sweater or jacket for cool evenings. It's a good idea to dress in layers, which will allow you to adjust to changes in temperature.


    Rain Gear [top]

    We suggest a practical raincoat or waterproof shell with a hood, and/or a fold-up umbrella. The shell could also be worn with other layers in lower temperatures.


    Good Walking Shoes [top]

    One of the most important items you'll need for any vacation is, of course, comfortable walking shoes for touring. We suggest you refrain from purchasing new walking shoes just prior to departure — it's best to wear a broken-in pair that you know are comfortable.

    Pool and Sauna Apparel [top]

    On many programs, some accommodations will feature pools. So if you plan to use them, bring along a swimsuit and pool slippers.


    Cameras and Film [top]

    Be sure to test the working order of your camera before you leave home, and to insure your equipment against loss and damage. It is also important to take along an ample supply of film. Film can be expensive and specific kinds of film may not be available in certain areas. Some airport x-ray equipment may harm valuable film. For utmost protection, film should be packed separately in hand luggage. Also, be sure to bring at least one extra battery for your camera.

    If you are using a digital camera, check on how many images you can take on your memory card at the resolution you are using. You may wish to bring along an extra memory card so you will not run out of memory half way through the trip. Bring along the battery charger, but remember you may need a voltage converter. The alternative is to carry a spare charged battery with you.



    Please remember that it is not wise to bring valuables with you when you travel. If you decide to do so, please carry them on your person when flying. Make sure to use hotel or ship safe deposit boxes or safes to ensure the safety of possessions that you may want to have with you.


    What to Leave Behind [top]

    Do not pack aerosol cans; they tend to leak during air travel. Also avoid packing glass bottles; use plastic containers instead. Leave at home any credit cards and checkbooks that you don't anticipate using on your trip; valuable jewelry; brand-new shoes (instead pack your most comfortable walking shoes); and, in general, anything that you would hate to lose.


    Electric Current [top]

    If you wish to take along an electric iron, razor, or hair dryer, be sure they are adaptable to different currents, volts, and cycles. Most appliances will require an adapter plug and/or an electrical converter/transformer which are available for purchase at most department stores or luggage shops. These kits are available for electrical settings in countries outside the United States. Electric irons are not allowed on Vantage riverboats.

    Flight Information

    Flight Information

    When planning your flights, Vantage considers each airline's reputation for quality, service, and routing options to the destination. Vantage selects flights that both serve our groups' needs and ensure the best balance of quality and cost. Our flight team members will do their utmost to select flights that will get you to your destination as quickly and easily as possible. 

    First and Business Class Airfare Upgrades
    Many of our programs offer first and/or Business Class upgrades, for more information, please visit our FlightChoice page.

    Vantage encourages you to check current airport security regulations well in advance of travel, as rules may have changed since your last trip. For the latest information on airline security guidelines and boarding procedures, please visit the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) web site.

    While on Tour

    While on Tour

    The information below applies in general to Vantage escorted land tours. To learn more about our full line of escorted land tours, click here.

    Briefing sessions

    At the beginning of your tour, a Vantage Adventure Leader will conduct an informative briefing concerning the daily schedule, local customs, and the included features of your tour. It is strongly advised that you attend this briefing.

    Extending Your Trip

    Vantage offers specially arranged pre- and post-extensions on many of our escorted land tours. See specific tours for details. In some cases, your Adventure Leader that will be on your base trip will be there also on the extension, but not always. On some pre- and post-extensions, there will be a Vantage representative to assist you.

    Additionally, if you would like to do some exploring on your own, either before or after your tour, Vantage can help you arrange the details. In most cases, your flights can be adjusted for either an earlier arrival date or a later return date. A non-refundable administrative fee will be assessed, plus any additional costs that may apply to the air ticket and hotel. Transfers to and from your hotel are not included when traveling independent of a Vantage group. Please ask a Vantage Sales Representative for additional details. Note also that some airline contracts may exclude changes to routing.

    NOTE: Should you wish to make any changes to your plans to extend your trip, please do so no later than 60 days prior to your scheduled date of departure. Change or cancellation penalties may apply to tickets once they have been issued.

    Your Health & Comfort

    Vantage wants you to have a safe, healthy, and happy journey. Our tours are planned to combine just the right amount of activity and leisure. For personal medical attention while on tour, your Vantage Adventure Leader can refer you to reliable physicians in the cities on your tour.

    Please note that Medicare and U.S health insurance are generally not accepted in foreign destinations. If you have an insurance claim, it should be made upon your return to the USA and filed through your health insurance provider or through the Vantage Travel Protection Plan if you have purchased it. Keep relevant receipts and doctors' reports for processing your claim.

    Jet Lag Precautions

    When you cross several time zones to reach your destination, you often lose many hours of regular sleep. Upon arrival your body must quickly adjust to new sleeping and eating patterns. The result is jet lag. Its symptoms may include fatigue, irritability, and vague disorientation. You cannot completely avoid jet lag but you can minimize it. Here's how:

    • Try to sleep on overnight flights
    • Avoid heavy eating and drinking caffeine or alcoholic beverages right before - and during - your flight
    • Drink plenty of water and/or fruit juice while flying
    • Try to stay awake your first day until after dinner

    Pace of the Tour

    Vantage Tours are planned to provide a well-balanced mix of activities and free time. Certain tours, however, may prove to be more challenging than others, particularly for passengers with physical limitations.

    Passengers with physical difficulties or concerns about the pace of the tour should contact their Vantage Customer Relations Representative for tips on which tours best suit their individual needs and abilities. See also Medical Issues, below.

    Your Personal Safety

    Please keep in mind that in any tourist destination, you need to be aware of your surroundings. We recommend that you use a money protector that can be worn around your neck. Flashy jewelry should be left at home. Never place your camera or purse down, or hang it on the back of your chair. Although incidents of theft and pickpocketing while on tour are rare, it is important to be cautious and aware.

    Medical Issues

    Click here to read important information about travelers with a physical, emotional, or mental condition that may require professional attention or the use of special equipment. "Medical Issues" information also appears in the "Tour Participation Agreement - Terms and Conditions" bound into Vantage catalogs and printed on the back of your invoice.


    Vantage makes every effort to reserve only hotels that offer well-appointed rooms and a central location. We remind you that quality of accommodations may vary from destination to destination. Vantage strives to provide the best hotels available that meet our standards of quality. You can check descriptions of the hotels for your chosen trip under Accommodations on the website for that trip.

    How We Rate Our Hotels

    While some tour companies devise their own ratings systems (based on their particular standards), Vantage ranks hotels based on the industry-accepted classifications published by theHotel & Travel Index - the travel industry standard.

    Deluxe/Moderate Deluxe ***** Outstanding accommodations in every way, offering superior service, facilities, and location.

    Superior First-Class ****+ Above average accommodations, with many special amenities, including more restaurants, shops, and usually a fitness center.

    First-Class/Moderate First-Class **** Comfortable, well-equipped standard rooms with private bath, attractive public areas, and amenities.

    Please Note: In some areas where the hotels aren't rated, it's often due to the fact that the hotel may be too new, too remote, or too small. However, the hotel where you stay has been inspected and approved by Vantage personnel.

    Religious Services

    At Vantage, we count individuals from all walks of life and all religious denominations among our customers. Although we do not offer religious services on our travel programs, services may be available in the cities and towns you visit while on tour. Your Vantage Adventure Leader can advise you when religious services are available. Please keep in mind that not all religious denominations have a presence in every travel destination. We cannot guarantee the availability of religious services.


    Shopping for local merchandise is always a part of the travel experience. We are aware that local guides do recommend shops on their tours. Always keep in mind that a purchase is between the buyer and the seller. Always keep receipts and credit card copies. Shipping should always include insurance in the event of breakage. Iit is best to check with your credit card issuer for any insurance that may be included when you use your card.

    Sightseeing & Cultural Connections

    Vantage offers a variety of included sightseeing tours and special cultural events to enrich your travel experience and bring you "closer to the world." Our tours are specially designed for Vantage travelers. They let you feel the atmosphere, gain a cultural understanding, and become a part of the area you are visiting. They include all transportation and the services of expert local guides.

    Optional Excursions

    Vantage makes every effort to provide the right balance of both included activities and time for exploring on your own. We've found, however, that many of our passengers prefer an additional guided activity in lieu of free time. For that reason, some of our tours may include a limited number of optional tours and activities, which you may choose to take at a moderate fee. In no case do we replace an included sightseeing tour with an optional tour.


    All hotel taxes and hotel service charges are included in the tour price. If airport arrival and departure taxes apply, they are payable in cash at the airports and are not included.


    All transfers between airport and hotel/pier are included in conjunction with Vantage air and tour packages and will be via private transportation. Travelers purchasing their own airline tickets will be responsible for their own transfers to and from the airport/hotel/pier based on the itinerary.

    Travel Itinerary

    Each Vantage Escorted Land Tour is planned with two criteria in mind: It must be to an interesting destination and the tour must offer good quality at an exceptional value.

    Although everything is planned well in advance of your departure, our ultimate goal is to ensure that each departure is enjoyable, interesting, and safe. Therefore, the day-by-day itinerary provided for each travel destination is subject to change depending upon local conditions. If any significant changes occur in advance of your departure, Vantage will notify you by phone or by mail. If changes occur while on tour, your Vantage Adventure Leader or local representative will notify you.

    Your Vantage Adventure Leader/Local Representative

    During your tour you'll be accompanied on tour by an experienced Vantage Adventure Leader. You will also benefit from the insights of expert Local Representatives and tour guides. Both your Adventure Leader and Local Representative can provide suggestions on the best restaurants, shops, and local sights; will help coordinate optional tours and excursions; and assist in any manner possible.

    Vantage Hospitality Desk

    For your convenience, a Vantage Hospitality Desk will be available daily during scheduled hours at many of the hotels on your itinerary (staffed by an experienced team of local travel professionals or by your Vantage Adventure Leader). The desk hours vary, depending on your daily scheduling. Tour members will be advised of the desk hours during the briefing held upon arrival at most hotels.


    We include tipping for all meals that are included in your package, all porterage and tips for local guides and drivers. Tips are not included for your Vantage Adventure Leader, your driver if he does the entire trip or any maids or other personnel in hotels, ships or trains.

    Payment Information

    What does my Reservation Deposit Guarantee?
    Payment of your initial deposit holds your spot on your journey. However, it does not guarantee the price of your trip. Participation in our Smart Pay Discount Plan can save you up to 10% on your Vantage trip AND it ensures that the land, cruise, and international airfare portions of your trip will not increase. This includes 100% guaranteed protection against most additional taxes (does not include entry fees or arrival taxes), fuel surcharges, and currency fluctuations, from the moment you pay in full under the terms of Vantage's SmartPay Discount Plan. If you do not participate in our SmartPay Discount Plan, all prices are subject to change.
    When is my Final Payment due?
    Final payments are due 90-120 days prior to departure, depending upon the program.
    Can I extend my final payment due date?
    Unfortunately, we are unable to extend any final payment due dates because of our vendor contractual obligations.
    What is an E-Check?
    ECheck is a commonly used term to refer to an online payment method via electronic check from your bank account.
    What are the benefits of paying via E-Check?
    Paying by E-Check is fast, easy and 100% secure – and there is no fee involved. Plus, paying by E-Check with our SmartPay Discount Program, you can realize hundreds of dollars in savings right away. When you compare those savings to the frequent flyer miles you might earn when you pay by credit card, you come out on top for two reasons: first, you enjoy your savings right away, whereas frequent flyer miles need to be accumulated over time before you cash them in; second, frequent flyer miles have restrictions of usage.
    How do I make payments via an E-Check?
    It's easy to set up E-Checking on My Account. Have your checkbook handy and simply go to the Make a Payment screen and follow the instructions provided. Please note that E-Check payments appear on your invoice immediately but take 2-3 business days for your bank to process.
    What is the SmartPay Discount Plan?
    The SmartPay Discount PlanSM allows our travelers to receive a discount by paying for their trip in full before their final payment due date. The further in advance of the final payment date you pay, the greater the discount. Just as important, you’ll guarantee your price against price increases resulting from currency fluctuations, fuel costs, and other unanticipated occurrences.
    How can I take advantage of your SmartPay Discount Plan?
    You can only take advantage of our SmartPay Discount PlanSM when paying by E-Check. Paying by E-Check is fast, easy and 100% secure – and there is no fee involved. All you need is your checking account number and bank routing number, both of which are printed on your checks. 50% of your trip’s total cost must be paid by check. Payments made inside of 60 days prior to departure will not qualify.
    Can I pay by credit card and still take advantage of your SmartPay Discount Plan?
    While we do accept credit card payments, you can only take advantage of our SmartPay Discount PlanSM when paying by E-Check, unless part of your payment is made by credit card and at least 50% of your total payment is paid by E-Check.
    How do I redeem my Vantage Credit Voucher?
    Vantage credit vouchers should be mailed once you receive your first invoice. Any overpayment that results from the credit voucher will be refunded to you, if applicable.
    How do I cancel my trip and how long will it take for me to receive a refund?

    If you must cancel your trip, you should contact our Customer Concierge Staff department. Refund requests must be made in writing – indicating the reason for cancellation – and received by the respective final payment due date to avoid additional cancellation charges.

    Vantage realizes that most people who cancel their reservations do so out of real necessity. Nevertheless, there is a non-refundable administrative fee of $300 per person for each program you cancel. This low fee covers only our costs of reservation maintenance or cancellation.

    Payments made to your credit card will be refunded as a credit to that card. Payments made by check will be refunded by check. Payments paid by electronic check will be refunded electronically. Please allow 35 days for refunds to be manually verified and processed by our accounting department. Please refer to the Tour Participation Agreement for your program's cancellation fee schedule.

    Why does it take just one day to charge my credit card at the time of booking but 30 days to refund it in the event of cancellation?
    After you book a trip with us, we process charges within 24 hours in order to hold and confirm your reservation quickly for you. Because refunds are processed manually by our accounting department, we require a 30-day processing period to assure utmost accuracy.
    I was just reviewing my invoice online and noticed a discrepancy. What should I do?
    Please contact us and we will attempt to resolve the situation as soon as possible. To help expedite matters, you should print out your invoice and have it handy when you contact us.

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