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Soar to Costa Rica and Panama With Trafalgar on Avianca Airlines

ANAHEIM, CALIF., Aug. 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Discover a different pace of life ripe for exploring and relaxing in Panama, or be fascinated by Costa Rica's nearly half-million wildlife species making their home in one of the world's most biodiverse countries on a hassle-free vacation with Trafalgar. A brag-worthy trip is now even more affordable with savings of up to $350 per couple* on air-inclusive Costa Rica and Panama vacations with flights on Avianca Airlines -- combinable with Early Payment savings of up to $944 per couple.‡

Overwhelmingly beautiful and packed with exotic wildlife, Costa Rica has long been a pioneer in ecotourism and a prime destination for nature lovers. The country is known for its progressive environmental policies and has the highest proportion of protected areas in the world. Not only will guests see its array of multicolored wildlife, meet family-oriented, intelligent people all set within a diverse landscape of mountains, volcanoes, tropical forests and idyllic black and white sanded beaches.

The ideal climate and altitude of Panama offers hats, cigars and more.The world-famous canal, a widely acclaimed variety of coffee, and a rainforest explored from within and from above are just a few of the local highlights travelers will delight in.

Every Trafalgar trip is designed to harness the power of travel, enriching lives through vacations that both relax and expand the mind. Globally-renowned Travel Directors serve as instant friends, guiding guests with their passion for adventure and local cultural knowledge to unearth an authentic journey that truly reveals the destination.

Delivering life-changing vacations, Trafalgar handcrafts simply the best experiences for new and returning guests with concierge-style service that includes the right sights, inclusions and hotels. Every guided itinerary includes exclusive insider moments guests would not find on their own, hand-picked hotels, luxury transportation, VIP entry to major sights, baggage handling, gratuities and taxes.

Choose from five perfectly-planned itineraries:

1. Costa Rica Eco Adventure - 8-day Country Explorer from $1,526^
Costa Rica's iconic experiences combine on this eco-adventure from Tortuguero National Park to Monteverde Cloud Forest. 100% Guest review rating†

2. Natural Wonders of Costa Rica - 9-day Hidden Journeys from $2,395^
Meet the Quintanas at their eco-hacienda and discover the secrets to their sustainable way of living, explore the gardens and share delicious homemade dishes and local wine together. 100% Guest review rating†

3. Secrets of Panama & Costa Rica [NEW for 2016] - 16-day Hidden Journeys from $4,592^
The culture, contrasts and epic landscapes of Panama and Costa Rica are revealed on this trip venturing from capital to coast.

4. Panama, the Canal and Beyond - 8-day Hidden Journeys from $2,175^
Discover the secrets of the area's award-winning coffee blend and learn how to make fried plantains with the villagers of Gamboa Rainforest. Explore this famous and dynamic capital with an unforgettable canal cruise and the sands of Playa Bonita. 91% Guest review rating†

5. Monkeys, Jungles and Volcanoes - 8-day Family Experience from $1,616^
The sights and sounds of the jungle are joined by the calm of thermal mineral pools, volcanic walks and white sandy beaches on this family adventure. 93% Guest review rating†

Backed by almost 70 years of experience, Trafalgar is the only guided vacations company to share live, unedited guest reviews on their website by independent review company, Feefo, with an overall guest satisfaction rating of 97%. By bringing guest experience to the forefront, travelers can use over 12,000 independent reviews to get inspired.

About Trafalgar

Trafalgar is a member of the family-owned The Travel Corporation (TTC), renowned and trusted for its outstanding quality, service, value, reliability and financial stability. The world's most award-winning guided vacation company, Trafalgar offers over 250 exceptional quality and value itineraries across a diverse range of travel styles in Europe and Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Central and South America, USA and Canada. With nearly 70 years of experience and unrivaled local expertise, Trafalgar's perfectly-planned, hassle-free itineraries each feature a unique collection of authentic Insider Experiences, revealing the real side of each destination. Join the Insider conversation at: Trafalgar.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

About The TreadRight Foundation

Trafalgar is a proud supporter of the TreadRight Foundation. Created as a joint initiative between TTC's family of brands, the TreadRight Foundation is a not-for-profit working to ensure the environment and communities we visit remain vibrant for generations to come. To date, TreadRight has helped support more than 35 sustainable tourism projects worldwide. The foundation's guiding principle is to encourage sustainable tourism development through conservation, leadership and support for communities.

TreadRight's past project partners include World Wildlife Fund, Conservation International and The National Trust in the UK. Current initiatives include sponsoring the National Geographic Society's inaugural "World Legacy Awards," helping to combat wildlife crime with WildAid, and empowering individuals with the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise.

To learn more about our past and current work at TreadRight, please visit us at treadright.org.

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Terms and conditions:

*Save $350 per couple on air-inclusive Costa Rica and Panama guided vacations booked and deposited (land and airfare) between 08/17/15 and 09/18/15 with flights (booked through Trafalgar) on Avianca Airlines for travel departing between 09/01/15 and 07/31/16 (code: 15CPAVA175). Valid only on Natural Wonders of Costa Rica; Panama, the Canal & Beyond; Secrets of Panama & Costa Rica; Costa Rica Eco Adventure; and Monkeys, Jungles & Volcanoes vacations. Valid on any class of service and on select USA gateways only: Chicago (ORD); Dallas (DFW); Houston (IAH); Los Angeles(LAX); Miami (MIA); New York (JFK); Orlando (MCO); San Francisco (SFO); and Washington DC (IAD). Flights are non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable. Credit is not combinable with any other airfare promotion, but is combinable with brochure discounts including Early Payment savings. ‡Save up to $944 per couple with 10% Early Payment Discount (EPD) (land only) on new 2016 Panama and Costa Rica vacations when booked and paid in full by 11/19/15. Sample savings based on Secrets of Panama and Costa Rica departing 4/1/16. Savings vary by itinerary, are not valid on all vacations/departure dates and are subject to availability. ^Prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy, vary by departure date, reflect applicable EPD savings and are subject to availability. †Guest ratings from independent review site Feefo as shown on Trafalgar.com as of 8/5/15.

CONTACT: Lisa Tran McKee Trafalgar Lisa.McKee@TrafalgarTours.com 714-937-4946

Source: Trafalgar