HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?
DO YOUR PROGRAMS HAVE ANY SPECIAL DEPARTURE DATES?
Customizing your itinerary with our city packages means you can travel any time you like. If you opt to take one of our Tour Packages you may have to schedule your departure on a certain day of the week to coordinate with certain flights; please refer to each tour for details.
ARE YOUR PROGRAMS ESCORTED?
By their very nature, most of the ecological and adventure programs are escorted by special guides. However, the majority of our programs-- both City Packages and Tour Series-- are "Hosted". This means in each city you visit, a guide meets you at the airport, assists you at hotel check-in, gives you a tour of the city and is always available to help you during your time in that city. This way, independence and flexibility, but also have a "friend" in each city. And by the way, our guides are one of the best assets; a warm, caring guide can make all the difference on a trip, and we are proud to say that ours are among the best...letters from our clients prove it.
WHAT HOTELS DO YOU RECOMMEND??
A tough question, because it again depends on your tastes and budget. However, please ask about our "Craft Travel Select" partners, indicating our recommendations for the "best" options in each city, based on price, value and style.
DO YOUR PACKAGE PRICES INCLUDE AIRFARES?
Our city packages don't since your ultimate airfare will depend on the final itinerary you choose. Once you have filled out our "Trip Planning Sheet", we'll quote you the lowest discounted fare for your trip. On the other hand, our Air & Land packages already include specially negotiated airfares and represent an excellent value.
WHO TRAVELS WITH CRAFT TRAVEL GROUP?
Curious, discerning travelers of all ages and backgrounds! You will see from our client testimonials that our passengers are looking for interesting experiences, value, security and fun. And these are exactly the qualities our programs offer. South America and Craft Travel Group can provide something for everyone.
WHAT AIRLINES DO YOU WORK WITH?
We have contracts with all the major carriers to Brazil, and when quoting your itinerary we will use the routing and carrier that offers the best combination of schedule and low fare. If you have a preference, please be sure to let us know.
SHOULD I BUY TOURS IN ADVANCE OR UPON ARRIVAL?
If you're absolutely sure you want a specific tour, then by all means go ahead and purchase in advance. It will not cost you any more to do so. And a great advantage is that we have the best chance to book the very special guides we work with (they are excellent and very much in demand -- see our section on "People to Meet" to learn more about them!) However, if you are in doubt, you can wait until arrival in a city to book. In any case, the local guides who meet you at the airports during your travel (assuming you order airport transfers from us) are happy to orient you upon arrival in each city and discuss the tours and other options (not to mention restaurant, club and show recommendations).