Luxury Gold has released three new itineraries for 2020, to Colombia, Ecuador, Canada, and the U.S.
The journeys are part of the luxury travel company’s 2020 America’s brochure, with 12 trips across North and South America. This year, Luxury Gold is also offering recently enhanced journeys and six itineraries with notable Chairman’s Collection VIP experiences on select departures.
Here are the new 2020 journeys:
On the 10-day “Art, Culture and Cuisine of Colombia,” guests will enjoy a private, before-hours guided tour of the Gold Museum (“Museo del Oro”) in Bogotá; and an after-hours guided visit to the Zipaquirá Salt Cathedral, a Roman Catholic church built 721 feet underground within the tunnels of a salt mine. Interactions with locals include a Comuna 13 survivor in Medellin, the niece of literary great Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Cartagena, and the owner of a coffee plantation in paisa country. On select departures, there will be a Chairman’s Collection VIP experience of meeting the acclaimed author, Juan Gabriel Vasquez. Dining options include Bandeja paisa and dishes prepared by one of the top 50 chefs in Latin America in Medellin.
Guests can choose to extend their “Treasures of the Incas” journey to Peru with a five-day visit to the Amazon, through the “Ecuador ME to WE Extension.” Travelers explore Ecuador’s lush landscapes and vibrant culture while staying at the Minga Lodge. Luxury Gold has partnered with social enterprise ME to WE, connecting guests with indigenous communities and facilitating participation in a sustainable international development project. An expedition through the jungle leads guests to the nearby community, where they will help build local infrastructure as part of a WE Village's development project. Another option is to help a farmer by planting seeds, fetching water from the river and harvesting crops.
On the “Vibrant Eastern Canada & the USA,” travelers will see stunning scenery across 10 days, from Montreal, along Kancamagus Highway, and towards Manhattan. A special stop at Confiturerie Tigidou in l’Île d'Orléans offers an opportunity to meet the locals who make the region’s famous jam. In Quebec, among the Eastern Townships and Le Vignoble Le Cep d’Argent, there will be a class on how to differentiate champagne from sparkling wine. Guests journey on to New Hampshire and take in the best views of fall foliage and enjoy staying in 5-star hotels, including the luxurious Essex House in New York City, with its Art Deco-inspired decor located adjacent to Central Park.
Guests can book early and take advantage of the Early Payment Discount, offering savings of 10% if they book and pay in full by Dec. 18, 2019.