Thursday, December 22, 2011

Gunnison and Crested Butte, Colorado

Beautiful view of Mt. Crested Butte

Gunnison and Crested Butte have it all. Great skiing, Dog Sledding, Snowmobiling, Ice Skating!
Accommodations in Cabins, Condos, Hotels, Bed and Breakfasts, and Full-Service Resorts
Unique Shops, Boutiques and Galleries
An array of restaurants in Crested Butte and Gunnison to enhance your visit with culinary excellence!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Book 4 Nights and Receive $400 Resort Credit

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The ultimate luxury in All-Inclusive Live Aqua Cancun ~ Adults Only. With endless privileges that will enhance your vacation pleasures to the maximum. Including deluxe accommodations with private balconies and upscale amenities, fine dining, open bar, activities Linkand authentic service that go well beyond the expected.


Book 4 Nights and Receive $400 Resort Credit

Confirm by Jan 31 for travel through April 5, 2012

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Take the guess work and hassle out of vacation planning.

Watch the short video and let us create a stree-free vacation for you!

Monday, December 12, 2011


Great pricing for 2012!

Classic Vacations

Palace Resorts

With five-star all-inclusive ocean front resorts in beautiful and exotic locations throughout Mexico and the Dominican Republic, Palace Resorts offers unparalleled service and signature amenities that set the stage for an exceptional all-inclusive vacation.

Le Blanc Spa Resort
(Adults Only)

Mexico | CancĂșn

Royale Deluxe Room

$1500 Resort Credit

Haute cuisine

Premium drinks (brand name spirits and wine)

Butler service on every floor

AAA Five Diamond Award

Lavish Spa

5 nights from $1469 per person

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana
Caribbean | Dominican Republic

Hard Rock Caribbean Suite

$1500 Resort Credit

Sensational daily and nightly entertainment

All Inclusive, Fine Dining: All meals & drinks

Delicious snacks, Top shelf drinks

24 hour room service

Wireless internet

5 nights from $1009 per person

Sun Palace
(Couples Only)

Mexico | CancĂșn

Deluxe Room Resort View

$1500 Resort Credit

3 infinity pools, swim up bar, spa facilities

4 restaurants / 3 bars

Daily activities

5 nights from $909 per person

Aventura Cove Palace
Mexico | Riviera Maya

Deluxe Room Resort View

$1500 Resort Credit

All Inclusive

Fine Dining: All meals and drinks

24 hour room service

5 nights from $909 per person

BOOK NOW - 4/30/12 FOR TRAVEL 1/4/12 - 12/23/12


Offers are subject to availability at time of booking and may change or be discontinued at any time without notice. All prices were current at the time this e-mail was published. For details view our terms & conditions.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


American Cruise Lines

Alaska Bear
Alaska Inside Passage Cruises
June-September 2012
All Shore Tours Included!

American Cruise Lines combines one of the most spectacular destinations in America with the newest and best small cruise ships in the industry to create an unforgettable experience. Every mile offers a breathtaking site, from a pod of orcas surfacing alongside the ship to Tlingit totem poles that point to the skies. Wilderness, wildlife, history, and native culture all meet in an immense wonderland of national parks and natural wonders.
Cruise in Comfort American Spirit

Your clients will experience majestic views while cruising in comfort onboard
American Cruise Lines' ship, American Spirit, the newest small ship to grace Alaska's waters.

The American Spirit's onboard amenities ensure for a pampered adventure not found on other ships:
  • Elevator to all decks of the ship
  • Numerous glass-enclosed lounges
  • Largest staterooms in the industry
  • Private balconies in most staterooms
  • Extra-large opening picture windows to maximize views of the scenery
  • No more than 100 passengers on each cruise

For more information about the Ameican Spirit or to see a detailed deck plan, click here.

Get Closer to Nature

Your clients will discover the world as nature intended it to be, with mile after mile of stunning vistas, wide open spaces, and the serenity of mountain, meadow, and rippling steams. Our small ships allow us to take your clients to the remote places of Alaska's Inside Passage that are inaccessible to the larger ships, providing them with an up an close and intimate adventure.

All Shore Tours Included!

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Call Travel For You 314-660-3039


Itinerary Highlight:

Glacier Bay
Alaska Glacier
American Cruise Lines has been awarded a contract to operate in the famed Glacier Bay National Park.

The marine wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve is like no place else on earth. The park includes magnificent glaciers, towering snow-capped mountatins, abundant wildlife, and miles of pristine coastline.

During your client's time in Glacier Bay, American Cruise Lines will take them face to face with towering glaciers and through deep fjords, allowing for an intimate experience.

Click here to discover more exciting itinerary highlights!

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Saturday, December 3, 2011


Panama Canal Cruise, Rainforests & Beaches

Dear Vacation Traveler, Welcome to a great vacation at an affordable price. Your Panama Canal tour is all inclusive with all meals, all activities, all hotels, a great itinerary, all airport transfers, all transportation and excursions. A professional Tour Director accompanies you for the entire Panama Canal vacation. Our travel packages also offer purified water at meals and on the motor coach. Join the smart shoppers and experienced travelers who have chosen Caravan Tours since 1952.
Happy Travels!

Notice: the following is the 2012 itinerary

Panama Tour Map
Begins and Ends: Panama City, Panama


Day 1 – Panama City, Panama
Welcome to fun, vibrant Panama, home to the Panama Canal, the most important waterway in the world. Take two daytime cruises on the Panama Canal: one through the canal locks and another cruise on Gatun Lake. The Isthmus of Panama links North and South America. See both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. With Caravan you explore rainforests and sandy beaches. Meet friendly native Indians living in the jungle. Caravan provides transfers from Panama’s Tocumen Airport to your hotel for a two night stay. Rooms are available for check in after 4:00 p.m. Join Caravan for an 8:00 p.m. welcome briefing. Dinner is at your hotel. D

Day 2 – Casco Viejo, Miraflores Locks
Morning drive by the ruins of Panama Viejo (Old Panama), the city founded by the Spanish in 1519, as a gateway for gold from the Inca Empire. Next, drive into Casco Viejo for a visit to San Jose Church. See the famous Gold Altar, saved from the pirate, Henry Morgan. Stroll the Main Plaza. Both Panama Viejo and Casco Viejo are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Lunch overlooking the Panama Canal Locks. Visit Miraflores Locks and the Canal Museum. Learn about the Canal construction and operation. From Pre-Columbian times to the present day, Panama had a prominent role as the major transit route between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Drive along Panama City’s bay front. See the statue of Vasco Balboa, the first European explorer to cross the Isthmus and view the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy dinner. BLD

Day 3 – Panama Canal Cruise - Gatun Lake
This morning cross the Isthmus to Colon, the Caribbean port at the north end of the Panama Canal. Your short drive of Colon goes by the Free Trade Zone, the largest in the Americas and the Panama Canal Railway Station. Visit Gatun Locks. Gatun is the Atlantic entrance to the Panama Canal. At the visitor center you will learn about the three adjoining locks which raise ships 87 feet above the Caribbean Sea on to the Panama Canal. Lunch. This afternoon enjoy a boat ride on Gatun Lake, the artificial lake which forms part of the Panama Canal. See the lush jungle watershed region of the Panama Canal. Cruise through jungle canals and by hilltop islands, home to a variety of wildlife. See Monkey Island. Enjoy a relaxing two night stay at your resort located in the rainforest. Dinner. BLD

Day 4 – Panama Canal Cruise - Locks Transit
Today an unforgettable adventure as you cruise another portion of the Panama Canal. Cruise by the Bridge of the Americas, pass through Miraflores and Pedro Miguel Locks, cross the Continental Divide. Then wind through the Gaillard Cut to the town of Gamboa. Your small passenger vessel allows for close-up views of the opening and closing of the huge six foot thick steel gates of both the Miraflores and Pedro Miguel Locks. See, at eye-level, how transiting vessels are guided by tugboats and pulled by small trains. (Please note: route may be reversed.) Next, drive by the Smithsonian's Tropical Research Institute plant growing laboratories. Return to your resort. This afternoon enjoy a short rainforest hike to visit a butterfly garden. Dinner. BLD

Day 5 – Embera Indians, Playa Blanca
This morning, cruise on the Chagres River to visit an Embera Indian village. The Embera inhabit the rainforests of Panama. Look for exotic Embera handicrafts, such as tightly woven palm fiber baskets and carvings made form tagua nuts and the cocobolo tree. Next, cross over the Panama Canal on the Centenario Bridge en route to Playa Blanca. Lunch. Then, a relaxing two night stay on the Pacific Coast. Dinner. BLD

Day 6 – Playa Blanca, El Valle
Morning visit to picturesque El Valle, a town situated in the crater of an immense dormant volcano. Scenic drive of the village’s charming homes. Next, visit a tropical zoo, home to a variety of exotic birds and wildlife. including Panama’s golden frog. Then stop at the local artisan marketplace. Return to your resort for lunch. Afternoon at leisure, enjoy the resort’s sandy beach and swimming pools. Dinner. BLD

Day 7 – Handicrafts, Panama City
This morning return to Panama City via the Bridge of the Americas. Visit a Kuna Indian marketplace. Shop for colorful Kuna mola embroidery depicting rainforest animals and marine life. Next, drive the spectacular Amador Causeway which connects Perico, Naos and Flamenco Islands. Lunch. Enjoy views of Casco Viejo and the stunningly modern Panama City skyline. Panama City is a combination of Manhattan, Miami, and Las Vegas blended with Latin American flavor and style. This afternoon visit a museum devoted to Panama's beautiful national dress, the Pollera. Enjoy a farewell dinner. BLD

Day 8 – Panama City
Your tour ends after breakfast this morning at your hotel. Breakfast begins at 7:00 a.m. Caravan provides transfers to Panama’s Tocumen airport, arriving at 5:30 a.m., 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Thanks for vacationing with Caravan. ¡Hasta la vista! B

Two Daytime Cruises on the Panama Canal
With Caravan, you enjoy two daytime cruises on the Panama Canal. Your Panama Canal Gatun Lake Cruise is one hour by small watercraft. Your Panama Canal Locks Transit Cruise is usually three hours, depending on canal schedules. This is a public vessel so you may be joined by other tourists. The smaller size of the ship allows for unique close-up views of the opening and closing of the six foot thick steel gates of both the Miraflores and Pedro Miguel Locks.

2012 Departure Dates

Jan 3*, 5*, 7*, 9*, 11*, 13*, 15*, 17*, 19*, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31
Feb 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
Mar 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31
Apr 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30
May 5, 12, 19, 26
Jun 9, 16, 23
Jul 7, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28
Aug 4, 11, 18
Sep 8, 15, 22, 29
Oct 6, 13, 20, 27
Nov 2, 3, 9, 10, 17, 24
Dec 1, 8, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31

*indicates Super Value date

Call For Latest Availability

2012 Price Per Person - $U.S.

Room Type Super Value Great Value
Double $ 1,095 $ 1,195
Triple 1,075 1,175
Single 1,495 1,595

Plus Taxes and Fees:
Double $239; Triple $229; Single $279

How to Reserve Space

Call TRAVEL FOR YOU. You can reserve space free for up to 3 days, then a $300 deposit per person is due. Full payment due 60 days prior to departure.

In Latin America, Caravan transfers you between the airport and hotel on the starting and ending dates of your tour.

Airfare is not included or sold by Caravan.

All Meals Included
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Hotels - listed by day

1, 2, 7

Panama City
Marriott Courtyard

3, 4

Radisson Rainforest Summit

5, 6

Playa Blanca
Playa Blanca Resort

Friday, December 2, 2011


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Last Minute Values using non-stop charter flights

Super Mexico Specials using scheduled air

The Beach within Reach - Cancun/Riviera Maya and Costa Rica - using non-stop charter flights

The Beach within Reach - Punta Cana and Jamaica - using non-stop charter flights

Super Caribbean Specials using scheduled air



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Oceanfront Jacuzzi Jr Suites
These suites are just steps away from the beach, have superb views of the Caribbean and allow you to step out and enjoy the white sandy beach and warm waters of the Caribbean right in front of you. Then easily step back in to soak in your in-suite Jacuzzi. Relax. Here, everything is just where you need it to be.

599 sq. ft.
Sleeps two