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CULTURAL & SCENIC JOURNEYS

gastr_imgMedieval towns, royal castles, gastronomy, UNESCO world heritage sites, river cruises…they are all part of MAPA’s Cultural Immersion. Small groups are customized to address interests like wine tasting, art galleries in San Gimignano, or a balloon ride above Teotihuacan’s pyramids, along with a chat with a Mayan shaman. Stops are specially designed to maximize breathtaking scenery and to mingle with the locals.

Groups range from six to fifteen in size, comprised of travelers who have done the usual big cruise itineraries and world known capitals. They now want to further the local flavor and people-to- people contact, perhaps getting away from city centers. Visits to the India’s Golden Triangle, Croatia, the Cinque Terre or southern France are all discovery-paced, first-class, and FUN. At discounted prices that make it affordable.

PRAGUE & BUDAPEST

7 days
$960

Immerse in medieval history, imperial splendor, UNESCO world heritage sites, castles and incredible scenery. Includes Bratislava, Slovekia..

Code: DCCE1608

VENICE TO ROME DISCOVERY

8 days
$1,135

The splendor of Venice, Florence and Rome combined with Tuscan region, Pisa and religious sites like Assisi, Siena and Padua. Incl. 10 meals.

Code: DCM618

ROME, TUSCAN WINERIES & ARTS

9 days
$1,915

Roundtrip Rome. Includes Tuscany’s Chianti wine region, Florence, religious history sites like Assisi and Siena, Pisa and the San Gimignano arts scene.

Code: DCM630

ENCHANTMENT OF NORTHERN ITALY

8 days
ALL INCLUSIVE
$1,925

Roundtrip Milan. Visit Italian Lakes Region, Venice, Modena, Ferrara, Bolonia, and Padua, including St. Anthony’s Shrine.

Code: DCIT1641

ROME, SOUTHERN ITALY & THE AMALFI COAST

9 days
ALL INCLUSIVE
$2,235

Roundtrip Rome. Experience the awe of the Amalfi coast with stops in Sorrento, Salerno and coastline towns; Capri’s scenic beauty; historic Naples and Pompeii; and Rome in all its glory, artistic and religious landscape.

CODE: DCM640

NORTHERN ITALY, RIVIERA & CINQUE TERRE

10 days
$2,700

Roundtrip Milan. Experience northern Italy’s splendor, gastronomy, the Italian Riviera, Milan’s splendor, Modena’s balsamic vinegar, and Parmesan cheese tasting in Parma. Walk medieval Lucca and take a boat ride to CINQUE TERRE (UNESCO World Heritage).

Code: G2017

NORMANDY, BRITANY & PARIS

8 days
ALL INCLUSIVE
$1,520

Roundtrip Paris. Discover France’s northern cities, historic towns in Normandy -including Landing Beaches- the Britany region, Mount St. Michel, and Paris.

Code: DFRA1605

NORTHERN FRANCE WITH CHATEAUX COUNTRY

9 days
$2,200

After experiencing Paris’ rich heritage, drive to northern France and visit Normandy Beaches (historic landing sites), Britany, mystical Mont St. Michel, Gulf of Morhigan (home to 40 isles), onboard degustation menu, Chantilly with an equestrian show, Loire Valley fairytale castles, wine cellars and local cuisine before moving on to Chartres and Paris.

Code: DFRA1605

FROM PARIS TO MONTECARLO

8 days
$2,915

Roundtrip Paris. Includes Avignon, Provence towns, Nice, and Monte Carlo after historic and artistic sites, fine restaurants, and wine tastings in Paris.

Code: G2017

IRISH SPLENDOR & LANDSCAPES

8 Days
ALL INCLUSIVE
$1,685

Roundtrip Dublin. Kerry, Killarney, Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Belfast and towns.

Code: CGB1611

ENGLAND & WALES: History & Mysticism

9 days
ALL INCLUSIVE
$1,900

Roundtrip London. Explores the capital plus Wales lakes region, mystic Stonehenge, and key English cities and towns.

Code: DCGB1616

ROMANTIC GERMANY

9 days
ALL INCLUSIVE
$1,505

From Munich to Berlin. In-depth discovery of Bavaria’s heritage and cuisine, Black Forest castles, historic and cosmopolitan Berlin.

Code: DDEN1605

BERLIN & PRAGUE

8 days
$1,625

Incredible discount on 2 gems filled with arts, history, folklore, music and UNESCO world heritage sites. From medieval to contemporary.

Code: DCCE1604

CLASSIC GERMANY & BERLIN

10 days
ALL INCLUSIVE
$1,915

Spans major cities, the Black Forest, castles, scenic Rhine Cruise, cosmopolitan cities and medieval towns.

Code: DDEN1602

CROATIA, SLOVENIA & BOSNIA (Incl. Medugorge)

8 days
ALL INCLUSIVE
$1,700

Visits UNESCO world heritage sites, Dalmatian Coast, medieval walled cities and fortresses, breathtaking waterfalls and ancient caves. Includes a boat ride through Croatia’s majestic fjords, Slavic cuisine and music. Rare opportunity of a visit to the Bosnian countryside for a spirituality experience in Medugorge, regarded by many as a miraculous site.

Code: DCCV1600

SANCTUARIES, SHRINES & MIRACULOUS SITES

Call us for 2017 dates & price

Includes Spain, Portugal, France, Italy

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INDIA’S GOLDEN TRIANGLE

7 or 13 days
$1,550 or $1,635

Royal splendor, scenic and mystic routes explored in-depth: Delhi, Jaipur, Amber with most important ancient sites and towns on the way. Or option to extend to exotic Kathmandu, Jhansi, Orcha, Varanasi, Patan and tiny ancient towns.

Code: PcatA

THAILAND: MEKONG, GOLDEN TRIANGLE & ANIMAL KINGDOM

8 days
$1,895

A combined, brief, cultural, mystic, and animal kingdom enrichment journey. After full exploration in Bangkok, fly to Chiang Rai plus northernest city Mae Sai, and Chiang Mai with its thermal waters. Visit an elephant camp and watch them in their daily works. Then ride them into next towns, meet tribal people, and visit the Tiger Kingdom, where you can join them in photos. Ride through the Golden Triangle zone on the Mekong River -where frontiers of Laos, Birmania and Thailand meet.

Code: Px27

THAILAND & CAMBODIA

11 days
$2,475

Majestic Bangkok, Siem Reap via plane, boat rides through canals for people-to- people interaction, Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Siam Reap, ancient temple towns and Ankor Wat in Cambodia. Breathtaking sunset at major temple. Most meals.

Code: PxCatA

VIETNAM & CAMBODIA

10-11 days
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$1,925

CHINA’S PARADISE CITIES

11 or 13 days
$2,485 or $3,175

China’s major cities and historic sites via plane and high speed trains. Includes Beijing in-depth; ian and Terracotta Warriors; Guilin -including boat ride on the Li River; Hangzou, one of the most beautiful cities; Suzhou, “the Venice of the Orient”.

CODE: Px2017

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SANTA FE & TAOS – Native & Artistic Enrichment

5-6 days
From $875

Customized journey focusing on native culture and the artistic scene.

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GREAT RESORTS OF THE CANADIAN ROCKIES

7 days
from $1,915

Customized, small group, 5 star lodges and hotels amidst mountain scenery, castles and lakes, where you also learn about Canada’s rich heritage. Includes Calgary, Lake Louise, Jasper, British Columbia Icefield, Yoho National Park and Banff.

Can include less resorts for less.

MAJESTIC ROCKIES / ROCKY MOUNTAINEER TRAIN

11 days
from $2,825

From Vancouver to Calvary, this journey includes Victoria Island, breathtaking Whistler, immersion in fauna and tribal people, Shannon Falls, Sun Peaks, Jasper, Lake Louise and Banff. The luxury, Rocky Mountaineer is a once in a lifetime, scenic experience. This is a customized, small group vacation.

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MEXICO CITY, PYRAMIDS, & COLONIAL VALLARTA 6-7 days

6-7 days
from $1,385

Customized and private excursions with certifies historical guide and a chance to tour Teotihuacan’s Pyramids by balloon ride. Puerto Vallarta includes colonial history as well as leisure time in an all-inclusive five-star resort.

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LIMA, CUSCO & MACHU PICHU

7 Nights
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from $1,790

RIO, IGUASSU & BUENOS AIRES

(New Year’s & 2017)
8 days
from $1,785

Rio is exuberant for New Year’s. Marvel in Iguassu. Immerse in Argentinian culture, gastronomy, and tango. Ample free time in Buenos Aires!

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ANDES & PATAGONIA

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Customized journeys as per small group’s interests. Include Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Beatle Channel, Bariloche, El Calafate and Perito Moreno glacier, UNESCO Natl. Parks.

CUBA FOR A PURPOSE: People-to- People

5-8 days
from $1,125

These, customized first-class journeys are strictly purpose-driven, with a focus on cultural, professional and academic exchanges as well as spirituality-based mission trips. Projects include Hemingway’s path, colonial architecture, and island faith congregations that service children, teens at risk, and single mothers looking for economic empowerment. Our focus also includes interaction with independent visual artists and jazz performers and Catholic pilgrimages to the Our Lady of Charity Sanctuary in El Cobre. All planned to create a meaningful experience of build bridging, service and cultural immersion.

Mapa Travel Group is developing the Arts for Bridges program, which mirrors a long-term sustainability project that was implemented in Haiti, leading local artists to sell in the global marketplace and to get into a productive life as small entrepreneurs.

INFO: 305-630- 9860; mariviprado.323@gmail.com