2022 Tanzania Luxury Travel Tour

Tanzania Luxury Tour

DURATION:

10 Days

DATES:

November 3-12, 2022

FROM:

$4995.00 PP* Double Occupancy
Single Supplement, extra $430.00

ALL-INCLUSIVE* LUXURY TRAVEL EXPERIENCE TO TANZANIA

Join us on this luxury travel experience as we visit Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa.  Explore the foothills of Kilimanjaro, and spend a day in the life of the Massai tribe.  Explore the Chaaga caves in Moshik and trek with the Hadzabe bushmen at Lake Eyasi. We will go on safari in the Ngorongoro crater, home of the big five (elephant, leopard, lion, water buffalo, and rhino).  We will end our trip with a day to relax with beautiful spa treatments.

Tour Features:

  • Roundtrip international flight from New York (JFK) to and from Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.
  • Hotel Accommodations
    - Ameg Luxury Lodge in Moshi
    - Rivertrees Luxury Lodge in Arusha
    - SOPA Luxury Lodge in Ngorongoro
  • Ground Transportation in safari land-cruiser
  • All meals included daily
  • Entry Fees to tour attractions
  • English speaking Tour Guide Services 

Not Included: 

  • Foreign nationals may apply for a visa online in advance of travel. Applicants may complete the e-visa application form and make payment online with a credit card or bank transfer at www.immigration.go.tz
  • U.S. citizens must also obtain a tourist visa upon arrival at the airport in Tanzania. The cost is $100 USD.
  • Travel Insurance (optional)
  • Beverages/drinks at meals
  • Tips to guides, drivers and other service providersItems of personal nature such as telephone calls, laundry, room service, etc

NOTE: Vaccinations required and recommended 

  • Hepatitis A (recommended)

COVID TESTING REQUIREMENT

  • Travelers are required to present a negative COVID-19 test certificate upon arrival. The test must be a Real Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) test or Nucleic Acid Amplification Test (NAAT) collected at a nationally accredited/approved laboratory, with the sample collected within 96 hours of departure to Tanzania.

*Prices based on double occupancy, with departures from New York (JFK), and subject to change prior to confirmation of the final group of travelers.

  • Payment Schedule

  • Terms & Conditions

  • Testimonials

-Deposit: $500.00 per person Double Occupancy
-Full Payment: from $4995.00 Double Occupancy

 

Flexible Payment Plans Available. Email us or call 614-855-4428.

Deposit: $500.00 ($250.00 Nonrefundable)

Payment Schedule:

25%:  $1,200.00 due February 28, 2022

25%:  $1,200.00 due April 30, 2022

Final Payment:  $2,095.00 due July 30, 2022

IZANIA TRAVEL SERVICES TERMS AND CONDITIONS
 
PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE SERVICES OF IZANIA TRAVEL SERVICES.

If you access and use the iZania Travel Services web site and/or book any travel arrangements with iZania Travel Services, you accept and agree to be bound by and comply with the following terms and conditions. Your use of services is expressly conditioned on your acceptance of the following terms and conditions.  By using the services offered, you signify your assent to these terms and conditions. If you do not agree with any part of the following terms and conditions, you must not use the services offered.

RESERVATIONS: Please visit www.izania.com or call 614-855-4428.

LAST MINUTE: All payments made within 30 days of departure must be in the form of a US Dollar certified check, money order, or credit or debit card; certified checks and money orders should be delivered to iZania LLC no later than 3 days following the reservation. All reservations must be made no later than 15 days prior to departure. If requested services cannot be confirmed, deposit and booking fee will be refunded. If services are confirmed, final payment is due within 24 hours and all applicable cancellation penalties will apply.

PRICES: Prices are per person based upon shared twin room occupancy. All prices are based on current exchange rates and are subject to change without notice. If the US Dollar devalues by 5% or more, iZania LLC reserves the right to increase prices accordingly. Prices do not include items of a personal nature such as laundry, wines, water, beverages, food other than stated in the itinerary, passport and visa fees, insurance, and foreign port taxes unless specifically indicated in the package inclusions. Prices are correct at time of publication; however, as airfares continually fluctuate and classes of service may have limited capacity, tour package prices and availability may change accordingly. In case of human or computer error, iZania LLC reserves the right to re-invoice for the correct price or service. A full refund will be made to passengers who choose not to pay an increase, provided iZania LLC receives a written cancellation within five days of the price increase notification.

PAYMENT & CANCELLATION

Deposit: A deposit of $500.00 is due at the time of reservation. *

*$250.00 is nonrefundable

Full Payment: Full payment is due 60days prior to departure.

Late Payment: If there is any outstanding balance by the Final Payment Due date listed on your invoice, all travel services will be subject to automatic cancellation. A service reinstatement fee of $50 will be added to your invoice and must be paid in advance in order to apply for reconfirmation of services.

Form of Payment: US Dollar check, bank check, money order, wire transfer, major credit cards or debit cards. Credit card charges will be accepted by phone or online to fulfill non-refundable deposit requirement.  All payments made within 30 days of departure must be in the form of a certified check, money order, or credit or debit card; certified checks and money orders should be delivered to iZania LLC no later than 3 days following the reservation. There is a $50 fee for returned checks.

Cancellation: Once a partial or full payment has been made, cancellations will only be accepted in writing. Email your cancellation to rmadison@izania.com including your reservation number, full name and date of travel. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within 48 hours, call 614-855-4428 to ensure your information was received. Cancellation terms will be applied based on the date that the written cancellation is received and based on the following dates prior to departure.

Cancellation penalties apply to packages and/or services as indicated below. Package penalties include airfare. Deposit is fully refundable within 7 days only if iZania LLC requests and receives a verbal passenger consent to the potential for post-purchase price increase(s) due to fuel surcharges or increases in government taxes. This does not apply once the online and/or written Passenger Agreement has been completed.

— Cancellation Penalties:

Reservations with iZania Travel Services:

  • — Up to 90 days prior to departure: 20% of Land accommodations, no penalty on USA air fare.
  • — 89 to 61 days prior to departure: 25% of the value of the total package.
  • — 60 to 31 days prior to departure: 50% of the value of the total package. 
  • — 30 days  to 15 days prior to departure: 75% of cost of total package; total cost of USA airfare nonrefundable after issuance of tickets. 
  • — 14 days or less prior to departure: 100% of value of total package.

Airline tickets from the USA:

  • — Up to 121 days prior to departure: No Penalty
  • — 120 to 90 days prior to departure: Penalty of $100USD per cancelled seat.
  • — From 89 days prior to departure: Penalty of 100% of the fare

Reservation Changes: Changes to an existing reservation, whatever the cause, will incur $50 per person plus any additional supplier fees. This includes name changes* and removal of any services such as optional tours and transfers.

*Please note that name changes to airline reservations are subject to full cancellation and rebooking. See Airline Name Changes section for specific information. Changes or additions after departure are subject to local rates at the time of amendment and must be paid directly by the passenger to the service provider. There are no refunds for unused services.

Airline Tickets: Once full payment is received, tickets will be issued 30 days prior to departure and are fully non-refundable. Should airline tickets require to be issued earlier than the Final Payment Due date, you may be required to pay a larger non-refundable deposit and/or complete full payment. 

Airline Taxes & Fuel Surcharges: If you purchased airfare, airline taxes and fuel surcharges are included. However, prior to completion of full payment there is a potential for a price increase(s) due to fuel surcharges as well as potential for increases in government-levied taxes and fees. To avoid potential increases, you may choose to accelerate your final payment in order that your tickets may be issued. Once issued, airline tickets are no longer subject to potential increases but are fully non-refundable.

Contact Information: Pursuant to TSA Secure Flight requirements, passengers are responsible to provide iZania LLC with their name as it appears on their passport (or other government-issued I.D. when traveling), date of birth, gender, address, phone number, email and fax data for all passengers. Passengers must ensure that names are correctly listed on their invoice. iZania LLC will not be responsible for passengers who do not receive an invoice or documents or are denied boarding due to inaccurate information.

Passports and Visas: Passengers are responsible for ensuring that they have the proper travel documents and MUST CHECK with the respective consulate(s) or visa agency to determine whether any visas or passports are required. Passports are required to be valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel. Visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Tanzania.html for more information. Any information provided pertains to US citizens only. Non-US citizens should check with the respective consulate of the country(s) to be visited for current entry requirements.

Travel Protection (Insurance): Missing a vacation is bad enough. Losing the money you paid for your vacation is even worse. Trip insurance is therefore highly recommended by iZania LLC.  Travel Protection varies with the type of policy purchased, and should be purchased as early as possible prior to departure. Visit http://www.travelinsurance.com/ for more information and to compare plans and prices from top insurers.

Travelers with Disabilities: In order to fully enjoy your iZania LLC travel tour, we recommend that you select a trip that is suitable to your physical capabilities. Tour participants requiring any form of assistance are required to notify iZania LLC in writing prior to reservation for review and our agreement. Additionally the tour participant, must be accompanied by an individual responsible for providing those services. Tour managers, guides, drivers or other tour, hotel, ship personnel are not able to provide such assistance. Escorted tours are fast-paced, often requiring lengthy walks over uneven terrain. Clients with special needs may be better served independently.  In order to participate in escorted tours, passengers must be able to understand and follow instructions given by the Tour Director at all times. Passengers may not interfere actively or passively with the successful operation of the tour, including but not limited to emergency situations.

Airline Seat Assignments: As a courtesy service, airline seat assignments are requested on your behalf and reflect the best available seats at the time of booking. Some airlines and/or fare types do not allow for pre-seating and require this be done at airport check-in only. Seats are subject to change by your airline(s) including, for example, when there is a schedule change or equipment change after your initial booking; this may cause seat assignments to be changed or even cancelled. At the time that iZania LLC travel documents are issued, the currently assigned seats will be listed based on the assignments stored in your airline reservation at that time. Even when seats are pre-assigned, we recommend that you contact your airline directly to reconfirm your seats approximately 72 hours prior to departure. Should you have questions regarding your assignments, please email to admin@izania.com .

Airline Frequent Flier Programs: Passengers are responsible to contact their airline directly regarding mileage eligibility and accrual. Airline frequent flier programs determine whether to award miles in part or total based on their own rules which are updated frequently. Some discounted or promotional airfares as well as some code-share flights are not eligible for mileage accrual. Airline schedule changes may result in flights which were originally eligible for mileage accrual no longer being eligible. We highly recommend passengers to provide their frequent flier account information whenever checking in online and/or at the airport check-in desk. After travel has commenced, it is often not possible to apply for frequent mileage credit. Passengers are also responsible to determine whether previously earned mileage may be applied to flights to secure upgrades.

Airline Name Changes: Any name change including minor spelling corrections may require airline reservations to be canceled and rebooked. Reservations are subject to current availability and pricing at the time of rebooking. Once airline tickets are issued, subsequent name corrections will be subject to an airline rebooking fee which may be as much as the full value of the airline ticket plus a $50 revision fee per change. iZania LLC will not be held responsible for the denial of services by a carrier due to any name discrepancy. Name changes must be advised in writing and forwarded to the attention of iZania Administration, admin@izania.com .

Airport Taxes & Fees: Airport taxes & fees are included in our Air & Land prices. These taxes and fees may vary prior to airline tickets being issued. We reserve the right to amend the airport taxes & fees to reflect any changes prior to full payment and ticketing. Certain overseas domestic flights are subject to air taxes which can only be paid locally; in these cases, the specific flights and amounts of those taxes are indicated in our package presentation and pre-departure documentation.

Reconfirming Flights & Schedule Changes: Passengers are recommended to reconfirm their flights 72 hours prior to departure, and to reconfirm seat assignments, special meal requests and frequent flier numbers, as applicable. In the event of an airline schedule change, iZania LLC will make every effort to inform passengers of the schedule change and new flight schedule prior to departure. iZania LLC is not responsible for schedule changes including, when applicable, changes in routing and/or the number of stops in the itinerary. iZania LLC is unable to provide compensation for schedule changes or cancellations implemented by an airline. In the event of any change in flight itinerary made directly between passengers and their airline, it is the passengers' responsibility to advise iZania LLC of amended flight details in writing to admin@izania.com. iZania LLC cannot be held responsible for land services, including arrival and/or departure transfers, if flights are changed without its knowledge.

Hotel Accommodations: All rooms are standard twin-bedded (two single beds) rooms with private facilities, unless you have specifically requested and paid for an upgraded room category. Special requests such as bed types, smoking preference and connecting rooms are subject to availability. Room selection in all cases, unless otherwise reserved, is strictly at the discretion of the hotel's management on a run-of-house basis. Triple rooms consist of standard twin beds or one double bed plus a sofa/folding bed or cot for third person except in the U.S. and Canada, where triple rooms often consist of two double/queen beds for three persons; a fee may be charged by the hotel for the addition of a cot/rollaway. The number of persons accommodated does not dictate the room size. Although available at most 4 and 5 star hotels, use of air-conditioning abroad differs greatly from the United States. Air-conditioning is often shut down at night and from the end until the start of the summer months. All hotel rates are based on Bono Tours & Safaris' agreements with its suppliers and are not negotiable. Hotel check-in time is generally not before 4:00 p.m. and check-out time is prior to noon. Please be sure that adequate arrangements for accommodations have been taken into consideration when a late night flight is being used. If a day room is included in the itinerary, check-out will normally be 6:00 p.m. We reserve the right to make substitutions with hotels of equal standard. There will be no refunds for any difference in the cost of those accommodations.

Meals: As specified in each itinerary. Meals are based on the hotel's or restaurant's buffet or set menu. In general, beverages are not included, unless specifically stated. Although iZania LLC cannot make guarantees, every effort will be made to honor special dietary requests submitted in writing at least 72 hours prior to departure to admin@izania.com .

Transfers: Transfers are provided as indicated for each tour by car, minibus, or motor coach provided airfare is purchased from iZania LLC. If you purchase a land-only tour, or if you deviate from the arrival and/or departure dates as stated in the itinerary, you will have the option to add transfer services to your reservation. Your arrival transfer is guaranteed for up to one hour from your scheduled arrival time in order to compensate for minor delays. iZania LLC or the transfer company will not be responsible for flight delays, for any reason, beyond one hour from your originally scheduled arrival time. In case of a delay, whether due to flight delay, immigration and customs, or time spent reporting baggage damage or loss, it will be your responsibility to make other transfer arrangements such as a taxi. Transfer costs are not refundable and any additional expenses will be your responsibility. The cost of a transfer is more expensive than hiring a taxi, as an iZania LLC transfer necessarily includes round trip service, or 'dead-leg', meaning that our driver must come to the airport, hotel or pier only to pick you up and necessarily loses a one-way fare. Often the places of call (airports, seaports, hotels) demand entrance and parking fees, where drivers may have to wait for up to an hour. They ensure that you receive a full welcome service, transfer you to the correct location and are prepared to answer your questions along your ride.

Sightseeing & Itinerary: Tours will be operated by motor-vehicle, its size dictated by the number of participants. Times listed in itineraries are approximate and meant only as guidelines. Some itineraries may have early morning start times for sightseeing in order to complete the touring during daylight hours or avoid afternoon heat in tropical and desert climates. It is your responsibility to arrive on time for all scheduled flights, cruises, and package components. Arriving late may be considered a "no-show", in which case you will not be eligible for refund for the unused service(s). We cannot guarantee the number of passengers who will be on any given tour. You may find that you are traveling with a sizeable group or only with your own companions. Services, however, will remain constant no matter the number of tour participants. Persons requiring any assistance or who have any form of disability should refer to section "Travelers With Disabilities". On dates including, but not limited to religious holidays and national celebrations, some monuments and sites may be closed. On these occasions, touring itineraries may be amended to reflect these closures. Occasionally, during holidays and certain periods, and/or due to unforeseen circumstances including weather conditions there may be last-minute changes, sometimes after arrival, in affecting the sequence of the tour, locations visited and/or hotels. Therefore, we reserve the right to adjust the sequence and/or substitute any hotels with others of similar category. In such cases there will be no cost adjustment. National monuments and tourist sites regularly undergo renovations, which can obscure the monument's view. Our Tour Operator will decide based on the conditions whether to amend an itinerary. Itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time. These suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently and with due consideration. iZania LLC is not responsible for any activities not expressly included in its programs.

Cancellation or Substitution by Us: We will make commercially reasonable efforts to keep the Itinerary as it has been published; however, the final Itinerary may vary due to availability and factors beyond our control. We may in our sole discretion substitute services such as hotels or goods of similar quality for any service or good stated in the Itinerary. We reserve the right to cancel any Tour because of inadequate enrollment that makes the trip economically infeasible to operate or because of our concerns with respect to the safety, health or welfare of our travelers or staff. If we cancel a Tour, our liability is limited to a full refund of your payments to us and we will not be liable for any other costs, damages or refunds of any kind for any loss, delay, inconvenience, disappointment or expense whatsoever in such circumstances. If a Tour in progress must be interrupted or canceled, our liability shall be strictly limited to refund of the recoverable cost of any unused portion of the Tour.

Alterations to Tour Itinerary: Travel arrangements are planned and secured in advance and so Itinerary changes may be necessary or desirable. These changes may be due to circumstances amounting to “force majeure” or any reasons beyond iZania Travel’s control. They could include but are not limited to; delay in departure due to flight disruption, closure of a hotel, strikes, riots, natural occurrences, decisions by State Governments or Tourist Organizations that cause forced alterations to a planned Itinerary, its duration, time spent in a city or requiring the need to remove a city, a country or region or a part thereof from the Itinerary caused by a local occurrence or situation. If any of the circumstances listed above occur during the course of a Journey, we reserve the right to alter the scheduled Itinerary accordingly and compensation cannot be paid. We will make commercially reasonable efforts to provide the booked arrangements, but changes may occur. If changes are significant, we shall where possible, inform you before your departure.

Suppliers Acts or Omissions: iZania Travel Services acts only as an independent contractor to supply or arrange for the travel services named in your Itinerary or otherwise to procure services or goods from third parties such as airlines, hotels and other lodging providers, local hosts, guides, bus lines, car rental companies, driving services, restaurants and providers of entertainment (the “Suppliers”). iZania Travel Services assumes no responsibility for any personal injury, property damage or other loss, accident, delay, inconvenience or irregularity which may be occasioned by reason of any act or omission of any of the Suppliers.

Emergency Hotline Contact:
In the event of an emergency, please contact the 24 Hour Service Center: 
- From domestic destinations in the USA – 614-855-4428
- From international destinations -- 01 614-855-4428

LEGAL NOTICES AND DISCLAIMERS 
The information and data contained in this website (www.iZania.com) was obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but accuracy is not guaranteed.

The information and data contained on this website is provided for general informational purposes, as a useful convenience for the clients of iZania Travel Services. The informational materials are not a substitute for procuring professional guidance from iZania Travel Services. Contact iZania Travel Services for thorough and up to date information.

iZania Travel Services specifically disclaims any liability, whether based in contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise, for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or special damages arising out of or in any way connected with access to or use of the website or travel connected with arrangements made by iZania Travel Services, including liability in connection with mistakes or omissions in, or delays in transmission of, information to or from the user, including interruptions in communications.

Our past travelers have said kind things about our tours. Below are just a few testimonials for you to hear what people think about traveling to South Africa with iZania Travel Services.

 

AWESOME experience! I DEFINITELY feel I received my money's worth and MUCH more! I have no words strong enough to express the gratitude to iZania (Roger & Joyce Madison) and Bono Tours (Robert) for providing such a wonderful experience!! THANK YOU!! I look forward to traveling with you again...soon!

Jennifer B. - Atlanta, GA

South Africa is so much more than what I thought it was. I could not fathom how beautiful this place is.

Lenora W. - Shreveport, LA

This is a dream come true. If I am dreaming, please don't wake me! I will highly recommend this tour to everyone I know! Thanks for hosting the trip of a lifetime!

Jackie S. - Kathleen, GA

OMG! YOU ARE THE BEST!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH...I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU!!! You are a Class Act! Your professionalism and customer services is remarkable!
Thanks Again!

Layla A. - Los Angeles, CA

What a great trip. What a great time. I appreciate what you and wife have put together.

Andrew W. - Shreveport, LA

Excellent tour. I would recommend it to my friends.

Val W. - Virginia Beach, VA

This is my dream trip. I am having a wonderful time.

Pat F. - Columbus, OH

ITINERARY:

DAY 1: Overnight in Moshi

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Enjoy an early morning breakfast at your hotel in Moshi before you embark upon your tours.

You'll have the option of visiting a coffee farm, blacksmiths, Chaga Live Museum, historical Chaga caves, and a waterfall. At the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Ndoro Waterfall is one of the most popular and largest waterfalls in the area. A one-hour hike, descending through the stunning green landscapes of Chaga land (the 3rd largest tribe in Tanzania) will bring you to this huge waterfall, here you will have the opportunity to stand underneath the waterfall, take photos and have a well-deserved break for lunch in the beautiful valley. The word “Marangu” means a place with too many water streams. This is one of the most popular places in Tanzania.

DAY 2: A Taste of Kili

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Get ready for a day of Kilimanjaro hiking bliss and overnight in Arusha at River Trees Inn.

Mt Kilimanjaro is the tallest mountain in Africa and the tallest free-standing mountain in the world. Climbing the mountain takes a week. But you can still enjoy a variety of animals and birdlife. With the help of your guide, you may spot colobus monkeys, crested turacos, and more.

Your day tour begins with your hotel pick up after breakfast, drive to the Marangu Gate, where you will register with the Kilimanjaro National Park authorities, and begin hiking the Marangu Route, We will be attempting to reach the Mandara Hut and will only trek through the lower altitudes, taking a picnic lunch on the way to the Mandara Hut. Once we reach the hut, we will stop for a rest for 30 mins and then descend slowly back to Marangu Gate. Our vehicle will be waiting to pick you up and take you to your hotel in Arusha, You'll arrive there in the evening. The total time for the Kili hike varies but will be 3+ hours or more.

DAY 3: Overnight at Rivertrees

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After breakfast, enjoy a town tour which includes shopping, cultural tours, and a few opportunities to try some culinary delights. Your tour of Arusha town will take you through the town center at Clock Tower where you will visit the Cultural Heritage Museum, The Tanzanite Experience, The Massai Market for souvenir shopping, and a camel ride at Mesarani Snake Park where you will hear the history of the Maasai people. Afterward, you will go to the Maasai Boma and live like the Maasai for an hour or so. You will have lunch and snacks during your town tours. Be sure that you are packed and ready for your early morning drive for a safari.

DAY 4: Ngorongoro Conservation Area - Home of the Big 5

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Leave at 6 am for your early morning drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Enjoy a full-day Game Drive where you will have a picnic lunch with a scenic view of the landscape You will overnight at a luxury hotel (SOPA Lodge or Serena Wildlife Lodge) and enjoy a savory hot meal and drinks prepared specially for you by chefs.

DAY 5: Lake Eyasi Bushmen Tour

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The main attraction of Lake Eyasi is the Hadzabe bushmen, the indigenous inhabitants, and the last community of hunters and gatherers in Africa. Observing an early morning hunting display, gathering honey, and traditional dance performances are all part of the experience. It is a cultural experience not to be missed, and it all happens against the backdrop of Lake Eyasi.

DAY 6: Rivertrees Country Inn

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Enjoy breakfast at Rivertrees and the day is yours to enjoy and relax at your leisure. But the evening is for fun.

Enjoy a special dinner with champagne and cocktails. Cultural dancers and performers will round out the evening filled with laughter and good food.

For an additional cost, you have the option of adding a live band performance so that guests can dance the night away.

DAY 7: Wellness Retreat

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Now it's time for a reset. Our whole team is about leading a well-balanced and healthy lifestyle. That includes travel for adventure and health & wellness.

This is your retreat day.

Enjoy yoga, acupuncture for stress relief, and massage. You can also take part in a live cooking demonstration where organic foods and indigenous herbs are used to prepare succulent dishes for your culinary delight.

This will be the perfect close to an adventure-packed week.