Just Got Back: Panama City

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With whom would you recommend staying at The Waldorf Astoria and The Trump International Hotel? The Waldorf is very upscale and classic, and would suit more of a refined crowd. It’s very centrally located, however, within walking distance to many restaurants and bars. The Trump hotel is a bit trendier, with a happening pool scene and bar.Read More

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Just Got Back: Costa Rica

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Jackie Kos, Manager, Altour

Where did you Just Get Back from? Costa Rica

When were you on the cruise ship? May 2016

Words to describe what you felt when you first arrived: When I first arrived in Costa Rica, and for the majority of the time thereafter I was simply astonished by the beautiful wilderness and diverse wildlife that surrounded me.

Where did you stay?

  • San Jose – Real Intercontinental – Great for an overnight to rest! Really beautiful.
  • Arenal Kiora Hotel – 5 Star hotel facing the volcano. One of the nicest places I have ever stayed, and a must-see if you are going to Costa Rica.
  • El Establo Hotel (Monteverde) – The nicest hotel in Monteverde… it’s like a great park lodge. Perfect for all, with an unbeatable view!
  • The Mangroove (Guanacaste) – Perfect location and 5 star service. Simply amazing.

With whom would you recommend staying on this cruise? All are perfect for families, but I think the Mangroove seemed better for adults.

Tempt us- Name the most special place you discovered on this trip:  Nature was my best discovery. Using a great vendor like Albee Adventures was the key.  Albee picked the perfect guide for us.  He was amazing and adapted well to an all woman group, which was a first for him.  His passion for the excursions and the country was contagious and we all left this country so happy!

What’s the best time of year to go in your opinion? Fall through Spring. Summer can be a little too rainy.

If you’re interested in traveling to Costa Rica, contact Jackie at jackie.kos@altour.com.

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Source Link: Just Got Back: Costa Rica

Destination Spotlight: Best Vacations for Wine Lovers

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Thinking about taking a romantic get away or simply a wine enthusiast looking for great vacation ideas?  Altour has got you covered.  Check out this article to see where wine experts give their suggestions on some of the best lesser known wine tasting experiences in the world.  All of these experiences offer more than just wine – with many offering exceptional food and breathtaking scenery too.

Please contact contactus@altour.com to set up your next vacation, wherever it takes you!

Source Link: Destination Spotlight: Best Vacations for Wine Lovers

Just Got Back: Bahamas

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Erica Neher, Leisure Travel

Where did you Just Get Back from? The Bahamas

When were you in the Bahamas? June 2016

Words to describe what you felt when you first arrived: Upon first arrival in the Bahamas, there was a real charming colonial feel with a refreshing modern beach-chic vibe.

Where did you stay? One & Only Ocean Club

With whom would you recommend staying at this hotel? I believe that this hotel really has something for everyone here – it would be a great place for couples, families and even multi-generational families to get together and enjoy the best of what the Bahamas have to offer.

Tempt us- Name the most special place you discovered on this trip: The Cloister at One & Only; this garden of French ruins and statues was gifted to Mr. Hartford, disassembled in France and rebuilt on the grounds of the Ocean Club. Tucked away behind the adult’s pool… almost as a surprise when you arrive. Stunning! Great area for a wedding or event on the property!

What’s the best time of year to go in your opinion? In my opinion, the best time to visit here is May through July when the water is warm and before it gets too humid.

If you’re interested in traveling to Bahamas,then book your trip with Altour – Travel Agency Los Angeles.For booking contact Erica at Erica.Neher@ALTOUR.com

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 Source Link: Just Got Back: Bahamas