Safe Journey – Group Tours
KEEPING OUR CUSTOMERS, STAFF AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES SAFE
Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the safety and security of our customers has been our number one priority at Journey Latin America. The team continues to work hard, with our partners in Central and South America, to make sure that Covid-safety is considered throughout your holiday experience.
GLOBAL ADVICE, LOCAL INTELLIGENCE
Our Covid-safety planning is informed by recommendations of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), whilst also taking on board local policies and advice from our wide range of contacts and experts on the ground. While the situation continues to evolve, we are here to help you have a safe and enjoyable travel experience through every step of your journey.
BEFORE YOU DEPART:
We constantly monitor the situation on the ground, using both our network of tour leaders, ground suppliers and local contacts, and follow government advice, including both the UK FCDO and the relevant Latin American authorities. If we don’t think your trip can be run safely or enjoyed to the fullest, we will offer you the option to cancel or postpone it.
Our Escorted Group Tours have always been small – never more than 20, and often around 8-10 passengers. However, for your peace of mind, for all departures until the end of 2022, we will be limiting numbers to a maximum of 12.
If you would prefer to travel in a bubble with family and friends, then let us know. We can run exclusive departures, with a minimum of 4 passengers, for a modest supplement. For parties of 6 or more, there is no additional charge. You’ll enjoy all the same benefits of our normal tours, including your own tour leader, but with added peace of mind.
Our tours run the length and breadth of Latin America. If you wish to avoid certain cities or countries, where possible we will find an alternative option for you. Our Escorted Group Tours have always been flexible, so you are free to join a tour late or leave one early as required.
We carefully follow the advice and regulations of each country you visit, making sure your tour is run entirely within the guidelines for safe travel and always adhering to any local rules.
Our award-winning tour leaders are with you 24/7 and will make sure that all local protocols are followed - not only by us, but by all your hotels, transporters and restaurants. They’ll also be ready with a bottle of hand sanitizer and a spare face covering, should you need one.
We strongly recommend that all passengers are vaccinated against Covid-19. Proof of vaccination may be a requirement for entry to the destination and to access places of interest, accommodations and restaurants. We ask anyone unable to be vaccinated to speak to us before considering travel, as we may not be able to offer the tour as shown. Your tour leader will always be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
Our Classic Tours use only private vehicles, so you will only ever travel with your own group on any road journeys. Discovery Tours use a mixture of private and public transport. Where shared transport is used, including planes, trains and buses, we will work with companies that comply strictly with local safety guidelines
We continue to offer single travellers the option of a willing-share, but will always ensure that you share with the same person for the entire tour.
Joining in with evening meals is always optional, but rest assured that your tour leaders know the best restaurants in every place you visit – something the guidebook can’t tell you.
Our tours are operated entirely by Journey Latin America and are led by our fully-trained tour leaders. We are well prepared to react quickly to changing circumstances- if that means a detour, a reroute or even bringing you home, you are in safe and experienced hands.
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