Trafalgar has launched its 2018 South America programme online, featuring 16 trips designed to connect travellers with the destination’s sights, sounds and flavours.
The operator reported a 15% growth in its South America product sales over the past year and as a result has responded with enhanced itineraries, new Be My Guest experiences and new accommodation in the 2018 programme.
“Central and South America has been a huge success story for Trafalgar and continues to be a big sales driver for agents. We have enhanced our 2018 programme in South America to ensure that agents can continue driving this fantastic growth and confidentially convert sales,” said Ruth Hilton, sales & business development director, Trafalgar UK.
The 11 day Wonders of Patagonia has an extended stay in Buenos Aires next year for the first two days of the trip. An authentic accommodation experience at Remota Patagonia Lodge is also a new addition to the itinerary in Chile. This package is priced from £4,234 per person.
“Throughout this collection of holidays, we took special care to select experiences that would enable guests to be part of the energy and vibrancy of South America, rather than just spectators,” says Hilton. “The result is a programme packed with local experiences helmed by individuals who personify each destination’s essence, such as passionate chef Ignacio, who shares his love for Peruvian cooking on a gastronomic excursion in Lima.”
Trafalgar’s signature Be My Guest experiences are a selling point for agents. A visit to Hacienda Sarapampa in Cusco is new in 2018 and another example of the authentic and local experiences on offer. Guests are invited to see a working farm in action, learn about Cusco’s Giant White Corn, eat a Peruvian style farm-to-table lunch and watch a Marinera performance that showcases traditional dance alongside Peruvian Paso horse showmanship.