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🌸Wonders of South America🌸 Rio de Janeiro ● Iguazú Falls ● Lima ● Machu Picchu ● Cusco | NOVEMBER 18 - 29, 2020

Latin America "Wonders of the World"

Rio de Janeiro ● Iguazú Falls ● Lima ● Machu Picchu ● Cusco

Get Ready to experience a journey to "the most exciting continent on the planet" - South America. Our adventurous Peru, Argentina, Brazil vacation will introduce us to four exciting "Wonders of the World" and immerse us in the diverse cultures of Latin America at the perfect time of year. #Bienvenido

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4 "Wonders of the World"

  • World's Widest WaterfallsIguazú Falls ● 7 Wonders of the Natural World
  • Largest Bay in the WorldThe Harbor (Guanabara Bay) ● 7 Wonders of the Natural World
  • The World’s Third Largest Jesus Statue Christ the Redeemer ● 7 Wonders of the Modern World
  • Iconic hilltop ruins in the Andes MountainsMachu Picchu ● 7 Wonders of the Modern World
Tantalize your senses and fulfill your travel ambitions with the ultimate Latin American getaway. Our 12-day journey gives you the best of South American cities and attractions including 4 "Wonders of the World" in 3 different countries taking in the world's widest waterfalls, the world's biggest bay, the continent's most famous beaches and one of the most mysterious ancient ruins...all in one amazing vacation.

If checking off the "Wonders of the World" is on your bucket list, this is your "MUST GO" vacation trip!!

Seeing is Believing!

Amazing Wonders of the World: Christ the Redeemer; The Harbor (Guanabara Bay), Iguazu Falls, Machu Picchu

Seeing is Believing!

What's Included:

Easy Monthly Payments 🌸 RoomShare Match Available

Attractions🌸Highlights🌸Tours

  • Experience the four (4) new Seven Wonders of the World in South America in one trip - Christ the Redeemer, Iguazú Falls, The Harbor (Guanabara Bay) and Machu Picchu, one of the “must see” archaeological sites in the world.
  • Visit PERU cities of Lima, Machu Picchu, Cusco City, ARGENTINA town of Puerto Iguazú and BRAZIL cities of Rio de Janeiro and Foz do Iguaçu.
  • Enjoy a train journey through Peru's amazing landscapes on the way to Machu Picchu.
  • Enjoy sightseeing along the Urubamba River and Intihuatana and explore the history and mystery of sacred Inca citadel on a guided tour of Machu Picchu.
  • Discover the beauty of the capital of the Incan Empire during Cusco City Tour including the Cathedral.
  • Admire the spectacular views of the "Smoke That Thunders", Iguazú Falls from every possible angle on both the Argentine & Brazilian side, including by boat.
  • Explore the stunning subtropical forest flora and fauna surrounding Iguazú Falls.
  • Ride the cable cars to admire the impressive views of Guanabara Bay, Corcovado Hill, Fort Santa Cruz, and Copacabana Beach.
  • Enjoy touring Christ the Redeemer statue, waterfalls at Tijuca National Park, famous pyramid shaped Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral, Selarón Stairs, Mosteiro de São Bento, and Sugarloaf Mountain.
  • Visit Rio's City Center to view famous sights of the Metropolitan Cathedral, Cinelandia Plaza, and Sambadrome, the stadium designed to host the annual Rio Carnival.
  • Enjoy lunch in Rio in the gastronomy area.

✈ Flights 🌸 Transportation

  • PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ Customized Vacation with Local Guides & Professional Driver(s)
  • Round Trip Economy International Air Seat >> Miami > Lima | Rio de Janeiro > Miami
  • Round Trip Economy Intra-Flight Air Seat >> Lima > Cusco > Lima
  • Round Trip Economy Intra-Flight Air Seat >> Rio de Janeiro > Foz do Iguaçú Airport > Rio de Janeiro
  • Private Round Trip Group Transfer from Airport to Hotels in South America
  • Private Passenger Vehicle w/Driver & English-speaking Guide
  • Transportation services per itinerary: plane, private vehicle, train, boat, hiking and walking
  • Inflight Information, Communications & Entertainment - Channels of movies, TV shows, music and on-demand

Accommodations

  • PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ Customized Private Guided Group Vacation
  • 12 Days / 10 Nights of amazing nonstop adventure, discovery and indulgence
  • 2 Nights Lima Double Occupancy Room, - 5Marriott brand or similar
  • 1 Night Cusco Double Occupancy Room, 5⭐ Marriott brand similar
  • 2 Nights Iguazú Double Occupancy Room,- 4Iguazu Grand Resort, Hotel Melia Iguazú or similar
  • 4 Nights Rio de Janeiro Double Occupancy Room,- 5Marriott brand or similar
  • Hotel Baggage Handling where available
  • Hotel Public / In-Room Basic WiFi connection (rewards membership number may be required)

🍴Meals

  • Daily Breakfast Buffet Meals
  • 2 Group Lunches
  • 3 Group Dinners / Socials
  • Daily Bottled Drinking Water on Passenger Vehicle
  • PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ Welcome Sip & Social
  • PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ Farewell Trip Social
  • In-Flight Meals & Snacks

Services 🌸 Fees

  • Professional Services of Local Tour Guides & Professional Driver(s)
  • Tours, Sightseeing, Cultural Activities & Admission Fees per itinerary
  • Hotel Public / In-Room WiFi (rewards membership # may be required)
  • Daily Bottled Drinking Water on Passenger Vehicle
  • Airport Arrival Meet & Greet Assistance
  • Pre-Trip Preparation and Q & A Video Conference Calls
  • Monthly Payments Plans & Room Share Match Available
  • PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ Roommate Match Service
  • PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ Travel Package
  • PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ Trip Manager
  • Online Album of Group Trip Photos

Deposit 🌸 Dates 🌸 Trip Package Price

Bring-A-Friend Early Bird Special. Save $200 your trip credit and your friend receives $100 trip credit when you both deposit by June 10, 2019. Traveling Alone? Receive a $100 Trip Credit when you deposit by June 10, 2019.

$3,679 pp ($400 deposit)

  • 🌸TRIP DATES: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18 - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2020
  • 🌸DESTINATIONS: PERU: Machu Picchu, Lima, Cusco; ARGENTINA: Puerto Iguazú; BRAZIL: Rio de Janeiro, Foz do Iguaçu
  • 🌸TRIP DURATION: 12 Days
  • 🌸GROUP SIZE:  20 or Less
  • 🌸 DEPOSIT: $400 with payment plan (multiple payment options available below)
  • 🌸TRIP PRICE: $3,679 USD p/p, Double Occupancy | 12 Day Land / Air Package
  • 🌸TRIP PRICE: $2,793 USD p/p, Double Occupancy | 10 Day Land Only Package
  • 🌸 SINGLE OCCUPANCY SUPPLEMENT: $800
  • 🌸 PAYMENT DEADLINE DATE: OCTOBER 1, 2020
  • 🌸 TRIP CREDITS: $100 Refer-A-Friend, $100 Frequent Traveler
  • 🌸5% Off One Time Payment In Full Discount
Got Questions? Dial Us Today - (888) 367-9543; eMail Us: support@pumpsandpassports.com

Payment Options

  • 🌸 One Payment in Full & Receive 5% Off Trip Package Price
  • 🌸 30% Down and Remaining Balance Due on Payment Deadline Date - OCTOBER 1, 2020
  • 🌸 Monthly Payments Plan Defined below:

NOTE: Price listed is per person, based on double occupancy. Availability and rates are subject to change and may not be available. Prices are not guaranteed until the deposit and full payment has been made on your reservation. Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the traveler member. Space is not guaranteed until initial deposit is received. Pumps & Passports reserves the right to make modifications to the itinerary when needed.

🌸Wonders of the South America🌸

DAY 1 | WEDNESDAY ● Miami Int'l Airport International Departure
  • Our holiday in South America will begin today with our international departure. Make your way to Miami International Airport three hours before departure to board our outbound flight to South America. Let the vacation begin!
DAY 2 | THURSDAY ● Welcome to Peru
  • After we arrive at Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima, a local English-speaking guide will greet us and assist with our transfer to the hotel for check-in. Depending on arrival time, you can enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure, enjoy a nice group meal at a local restaurant or if your energy is high, you can head out for a walk around the city to lovely Kennedy Park.
  • Hotel: 5⭐ Marriott brand or similar
DAY 3 | FRIDAY ● Flight to Cusco, Peru
  • This morning, we will board a short flight with direct service to Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport in Cusco, the former capital of the Incas and the oldest inhabited city in the hemisphere at an elevation of 11,152 feet above sea level. During a private transfer, we will see examples of Spanish colonial architecture of ancient Inca palaces and temples before check-in at our centrally-located hotel. We will have the afternoon to settle in and acclimate to the high altitude. In the evening, we will enjoy a group social around Cusco's main square of Plaza de Armas.
  • Hotel: 5⭐ Marriott brand or similar
  • Meals: Breakfast, Group Sip & Social
DAY 4 | SATURDAY ● Tour of Machu Picchu
  • Today, we will set off early morning with a box breakfast to the Train Station to take a scenic train ride thru the valley of Urubamba along the Vilcanota River through gorges and mountainsides with views of the Andean landscape to Machu Picchu to explore the breaktaking lost Inca city and hidden Inca citadel. Perched 8,200 feet above the valley, the "Lost City of the Incas" was virtually unknown to the western world until Hiram Bingham's rediscovery in 1911. Upon arrival, we will transfer onto a shuttle for a 30 minute ride up the steep mountain to the ruin town. Our English-speaking guide will accompany us through one of the world's most impressive heritage sites, allowing us views of the Sacred Plaza, the Intihuatana (Sun Stone), the House of the Priest, the imposing Temple of the Sun, and the Room of 3 Windows. There are more than 200 buildings including baths, temples, altars and houses, all intact, except for the straw roofs, and all connected by endless stairways carved out of solid rock. This is one experience sure to remain with you forever.
  • In the afternoon, after a great lunch in the area, we will enjoy a smooth train ride back to Cusco.
  • Hotel: 5⭐ Marriott brand or similar
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 5 | SUNDAY ● Cusco Morning Walking Tour
  • After breakfast, we will explore the city on a guided walking tour of Cusco, strolling through the ancient Inca streets on to a scenic bus ride to Inca site of Sacsayhuaman, around the altars of Qengo, the impressive Temple of the Water fountains and the famous cathedrals. Finish our day by sampling street food or bargaining for goods to take back home.
  • In the late afternoon, we will board a plane for an overnight flight to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, connecting through Lima.
  • Hotel: 5⭐ Marriott brand or similar
  • Meals: Breakfast
DAY 6 | MONDAY ● Welcome to Brazil!
  • With an early morning arrival, we will meet our private driver in the Arrivals hall for a transfer to our hotel with an early morning check-in.
  • Today is yours to discover on your own, as we spend the day at leisure with time to relax from our overnight flight and acclimate to our new surroundings. Explore the city, take a stroll along the Copacabana beach, shop for local art or hang out at the waterfront café and people-watch.
  • Hotel: 5⭐ Marriott brand or similar
  • Meals:
DAY 7 | TUESDAY ● Rio City Tour
  • Enjoy your morning at leisure. Around midday,we start our Rio de Janeiro tour with a visit to the most iconic spot in the city: the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Mountain. We’ll head through Tijuca National Park to the mountaintop, where you’ll experience the most amazing views of Rio.
  • Next, we’ll make our way back down the hillside and towards the historic, artistic, and bohemian district of Santa Teresa, the first wealthy area in Rio de Janeiro which houses some of the most interesting shops in town. We’ll stop at a few places to shop for locally made items and fulfill souvenir shopping needs.
  • Our next stop is at the modern Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral, designed by architect Edgar de Oliveira da Fonseca and inspired by the Mayan pyramids. The stained-glass windows are a gorgeous work, reaching out all the way up to the ceiling.
  • The Lapa area, famous for its nightlife, bars, and tambourine sounds that play throughout the night ‘til dawn is next. And of course, it’s impossible to visit Lapa and miss the Aqueduct, the main gate of the neighborhood that is now used as a bridge for the Santa Teresa Tram. Before we leave the district, we’ll stop by the colorful world-famous Selaron Staircase, a colorful mosaic in Brazilian colors and featuring tiles sent in by tourists from over 150 different cities around the world.
  • Last, we will hop in a cable car and ascend to the top of Urca Hill as a superb panorama unfolds right before your eyes. At Urca, enter a second cable car for the ride to the summit. We will be welcomed to the top by an unsurpassed view. From this location, the entire area is within view, including Rio, the bridge, the bay, the age-old majestic mountain range, and Niteroi, a city on the other side of the bay.
  • Afterwards, we return to the hotel to enjoy the evening at leisure.
  • Hotel: 5⭐ Marriott brand or similar
  • Meals: Breakfast
DAY 8 | WEDNESDAY ● Catamaran Cruise on Guanabara Bay w/Lunch
  • After breakfast, we're off to discover Rio and Brazil by water.
  • Today, we cast off with our bearing set on Guanabara Bay to get a glimpse of the historical buildings and forts that protected Guanabara Bay, the world's largest bay by water volume. As we cruise along the bay, we will view the beautiful landscape of Rio from a special angle, including the neighborhoods of Botafogo, Flamengo, and Urca, Governor's Island, as well as Sugarloaf, Fort São Joao, Flagstone Island, Santa Cruz Fortress, and Rio-Niterói Bridge, Fundão and Snakes Island and the municipal district of Niterói. Each new isle of Guanabara Bay has a wealth of natural beauty to fill our soul with the joy of just being alive to witness all the splendor around us. Later, we will enjoy a seafood lunch in Ipanema.
  • We will return to the hotel in the afternoon with the remainder of the day to explore Rio.
  • Hotel: 5⭐ Marriott brand or similar
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 9 | THURSDAY ● Full Day in Rio
  • Today is at leisure to discover all of the delights of Rio on your own. Relax in Copacabana for a stroll along the beach, shop for local art or hang out at the waterfront café to people-watch. We will meet up to enjoy a group dinner outing at a local Rio restaurant.
  • Hotel: 5 Marriott brand or similar
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 10 | FRIDAY ● Iguazú Falls, Brazilian Side
  • There are waterfalls and there are the Iguazú Falls. Today, we depart Rio on a flight to the subtropical paradise of Iguazú National Park, site of the thundering Iguazú Falls with our naturalist guide. We will meet with our private driver who will transfer us to our hotel accommodations for check-in.
  • Taller and four times the width of Niagara Falls, the Iguazú Falls, the result of a volcanic eruption which left yet another large crack in the earth, will take your breath away with its spectacular beauty and awesome power. This day, we will walk along the winding forested pathways on the Brazilian side of the awe-inspiring Iguazú Falls, one of the world's greatest natural wonders which span of two and one-half miles, wider than Victoria Falls and higher than Niagara Falls. Take your time to enjoy it and feel it.
  • Hotel: 4⭐4⭐ Iguazu Grand Resort, Hotel Melia Iguazú or similar
  • Meals: Breakfast
DAY 11 | SATURDAY ● Iguazú Falls & Boat Ride, Argentine Side
  • Today after breakfast, we will cross the border into Argentina for our second visit to Iguazú Falls, where we will have upclose experiences in the middle of the waterfalls, allowing us to feel the power of the waterfalls all around us. Starting at the Visitor Center. we will leave by train with stops for access to the upper and lower circuits with the ultimate goal of reaching "Devil's Throat". We will follow the lower path to the misty base of the falls and walk along the upper path for amazing photo opportunities. We will even experience a drenching ride on a rubber boat to take in the thundering spectacle.
  • This experience is sure to trump even the amazing views of yesterday. We will enjoy a Farewell Social today to celebrate a winning vacation in Brazil/South America.
  • Hotel: 4⭐ 4⭐ Iguazu Grand Resort, Hotel Melia Iguazú or similar
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 12 | SUNDAY ● Farewell to South America
  • Today, our vacation in South America will sadly come to an end. We will transfer early morning to make sure our trip ends perfectly by getting to the airport with plenty of time to catch our departure flight home. Our vacation will have delivered deeper perspectives and lifted our soul with the pleasures of four illustrious Latin American "Wonders of the World" in one trip.

Pumps & Passports reserves the right to change tour days or modify the itinerary as needed.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Travel Insurance - Trip Interruption/Cancellation, Lost Luggage & Out-of-Country Medical
  • Round-trip Transportation to U.S. departure point in Miami
  • Round-trip International airfare, taxes and surcharges from U.S. (for Land Only travelers)
  • Airport to Hotel Transfers (for Land Only travelers)
  • Increases in Hospitality or VAT tax; may be paid locally at the hotel
  • Fees for tourist entry visas, vaccinations, passport
  • International currency exchange fees
  • Optional or Add-on Activities not included otherwise
  • Any excess baggage charges levied by airlines or operating providers
  • Beverages & Alcohol with included meals
  • Hotel Incidentals/Charges such as phone calls, mini bar, spa services, room service, laundry, etc.
  • Increases in US $ or airfare / taxes / routing charges by the airlines for airfare
  • Items of a Personal Nature or Anything not mentioned as part of the trip itinerary
  • Gratuities for Guides, Drivers & Coordinators
  • Anything not mentioned as part of the trip itinerary

Pumps & Passports reserves the right to change tour days or modify the itinerary as needed.

DESTINATION INFORMATION

Passport / Vaccination / Visa Required

ABOUT PERU - Travel through history as you embark on this bucket-list journey to the Incan cities of Cusco, Machu Picchu and Lima. Nothing says, "Welcome to South America," like the vast lands of Peru. It is the site of many ancient Andean civilizations with the most famous landmark being Machu Picchu, an Incan citadel nestled high up in the mountains. In addition to vast rural life, the capital city of Lima is buzzing with activity. Looking over the Pacific Ocean, Lima has beaches, a mixture of colonial architecture, parks and many museums.

REPUBLIC OF ARGENTINA - Argentina is a unique blend of European and South American culture. This vast nation has a rich offering of cinema, theater, European architecture, literary bars, and most famously, the dance of the tango, just to name a few. Argentina is also known for its wine production and has vineyards all over the country to explore, with Mendoza being the capital of Malbec wine. This majestic natural marvel is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and though the weather can be harsh, the photos and memories you come out with will be legendary.

FEDERATIVE REPUBLIC OF BRAZIL - The beating heart of Latin America and home to the Amazon, Iguazu Falls and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is the 5th largest country in the world and is a melting pot of cultures. Brazil is the only South American country to derive its official language from Portugal and is the largest Portuguese-speaking nation in the Americas. Brazil can be divided geographically with the Amazon river basin in the north and the Brazilian Highlands in the south. Rio de Janeiro is the home of samba dance, Ipanema and Copacabana beaches and above all the Cariocan natives of the city. And if the sounds are nature are preferable, then you should make sure to visit Brazil's beautiful beaches or vast swaths of rain forest. The nature here is unrivaled, and is home to a large percentage of the entire planet's biodiversity.

  • ACTIVITY LEVEL - This vacation is rated as MODERATE. You must be in Strong Physical Condition to participate in this trip, as there will be trekking distances on varied terrain and temperatures and days with lots of walking.
  • VACCINATIONS - No vaccines are required for your travel; however, kindly consult your personal physician, local health department, travel clinic, or immunization center about any vaccinations you may need to update for your travels, or others that may be personally recommended for you based on your age, health, and past vaccination history. www.cdc.gov
  • While the CDC recommends yellow fever vaccination for travel to some areas of Brazil, U.S. travelers entering Brazil are not required to have a yellow fever vaccination. The CDC also recommends the following vaccines:
  • VISA - A valid tourist visa is required for U.S. citizens for entry into BRAZIL. A new e-visa program allows US citizens to obtain a Brazilian tourist Visa through an online application portal issued 60 days prior to departure in advance from the Brazilian Embassy or Consulate nearest to your place of residence in the United States. The entry into PERU for U.S. citizens does not require a tourist visa. The entry into ARGENTINA for U.S. citizens does not require a tourist visa.
  • PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS: You will need your original, signed passport valid for 6 months (MAY 2021) beyond your intended return date and proof of return travel.
  • WEATHER AND CLOTHING - November is a warm spring month in South America, with the average high temperature of low 80s °F with humidity and the average low temperature is 71 °F. There is rain and cloud cover in November, with about 6 hours average daily sunshine.
  • ATTIRE IN SOUTH AMERICA - Loose fitting cotton and natural fibers are appropriate for dress. Wear plenty of sunscreen, sunglasses and a sunhat. Wear flat, comfortable shoes for our wonderful explorations in South America, which has lots of uneven surfaces.
  • FOOD AND WATER - Drinking water in South America is cool and readily available everywhere, however, to be on the safe side, it is recommended that you stick to bottled or filtered water during your travels.
  • TRAVEL CONDITIONS -Staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water and avoid sunburn by wearing sunscreen with a high SPF is extremely important. Our vacation is a combination of sightseeing and adventure activities, where we actively participate, as opposed to merely traveling as passive observers. PUMPS & PASSPORTS organizes vacations all over the world for women who want to experience an active vacation and meet new friends. On this trip, we may travel to geographic areas where, amongst other things, the standard of accommodation, transport, safety, hygiene, cleanliness, medical facilities, telecommunications and infrastructure development may not be of the standard you are accustomed to at home. Additionally, you will be exposed to insects. You accept these risks and fully assume the risks of travel.
  • ELECTRICITY, PHONE & INTERNET - Standard voltage in Greece is 220V. Phone - Roaming charges vary depending on carrier. Consult with your provider prior to departure for rates and international package options. It is also possible to purchase a SIM card locally to avoid international charges. Complimentary wifi is available in public areas of hotel.
  • CURRENCY - The currency in Brazil is the Brazilian Real (R$). The currency in Argentina is the Argentine Peso ($) and Peru is the Nuevo sol; however, it is common to use US dollars when traveling in these two countries. Keep a combination of small bills of 5’s, 10’s and 20’s. Small denominations on hand are always recommended for tips and expenses. Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted, and your bank card will work in most places.
  • RECOMMENDED FIRST AID KIT - Prescription medicines currently taking, mosquito repellent bracelet band, oral re-hydration salts, painkillers and anti-inflammatory pills (aspirin, Tylenol), malaria medication, prescription antibiotics, anti-diarrhea medication, iodine tablets, antihistamines, antibacterial medicine, sunblock, aloe gel, thermometer, decongestant, throat lozenges, cough medicines, anti-fungal creams, bandages, safety pins, Q-tips, adhesive tapes, tweezers and sunglasses, a sun hat and sunblock.
  • PASSENGER AIR INFORMATION - Your Airline Passenger Name should match EXACTLY the full name(s) listed in your passport, including middle name(s) or initial(s). Any discrepancy may result in airline cancellation, airline change fees, new and higher airfare and even denial of services.

Pumps & Passports reserves the right to change tour days or modify the itinerary as needed.

GROUP TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • AGE - You must be at least 39 years of age to participate in this vacation.
  • MEETUP.com PROFILE - A PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ Meetup.com profile is required to travel with the group. Simply download the app or visit Meetup.com, search for a PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ group nearest you and click the “Join Us” button to create your profile. Your Meetup.com profile must display your front-facing profile photo and your real name for membership approval.
  • RESEARCH THE TRIP FOR YOURSELF & KNOW THE TRIP ITINERARYYou are responsible to read and fully understand this trip itinerary and the full Guidelines, Policies, Terms & Conditions to know the trip requirements, style of trip, view the accommodations, distance to popular landmarks, travel reservations and schedule, modes of transportation, trip routes, meals and excursions included, visa and vaccinations required, payment amounts, cancellation policy and deadlines, etc. PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ will not be responsible for any travelers’ failure to read the information nor for their assumption of what is or is not contained within the trip.
  • READ, READ, READ – All communication shared regarding the trip is important, whether sent by email, text or Group.me. PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ attempts to go above and beyond to ensure you remain informed of all details pertaining to your trip. Please help ensure there is no breakdown in communication and read all communication that comes to you. Most inquiries received are answered in the trip brochure or previously shared in your Group.me communication.
VOLUNTARY TRIP CANCELLATIONS
  • In an effort to offer the group the best contracted group rates, our vacation packages and retreats are NON-REFUNDABLE. Any cancellation will result in a loss of payments made after day five, as funds are disbursed to travel suppliers who require deposits to secure their inventory. Therefore, the purchase of TRAVEL PROTECTION IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. This trip IS TRANSFERABLE UPON APPROVAL of the member. It is recommended that you do not purchase airline tickets until trip minimum has been met.
  • Please note that if you cancel your reservation and have not purchased Travel Protection, you will lose ALL monies placed on the reservation, even if your reservation is paid in full. Travel insurance is a separate, third-party purchase from your vacation/trip package. Get your travel protection quote for your vacation here: TRAVEL INSURANCE QUOTE.

Read this trip's GUIDELINES, POLICIES, TERMS & CONDITIONS OF TRAVEL before signing up.

DEPOSITS | PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

Pumps & Passports reserves the right to change tour days or modify the itinerary as needed.

Payment & Member Reward Programs

  • MONTHLY PAYMENT - PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ provides a convenient and affordable way to reserve your vacation with a low deposit. You pay the balance in MONTHLY installment payments. We accept payments through an Online Account Payment system by credit card, debit card, e-check, transfer & ACH. No cash, check or money order is ever accepted.
  • 5% OFF ONE TIME PAYMENT IN FULL DISCOUNT - We all like to save money...and especially when we're saving on vacation. Take advantage of the payment in full discount to receive a 5% reduction in your trip package pricing when your balance is Paid In Full within seven (7) days of making your initial deposit. (Cannot be combined with any other discounts.)
  • REFER-A-FRIEND PROGRAM, Receive a $100 Referral Credit - Because we do appreciate your word-of-mouth referrals to the Social Group, we offer a Refer-A-Friend Program. When someone you refer joins you on the same trip and lists your name as the referral on their online reservation form, you receive a $100 referral credit after your referral and you pay the trip balance in full by the payment deadline date, minus your referral credit amount. Your $100 referral credit will be applied on the payment deadline date, after you have paid the remaining balance on time. Limit three (3) referrals per traveler.
  • FREQUENT TRAVELER Credit - Traveled with our Social Group previously? As a Travel Member with PUMPS & PASSPORTS™, you will earn a travel credit after you complete your first international destination with the group. Receive a $100 travel credit on your second PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ international trip when you pay that trip's balance by the payment deadline. This $100 travel credit applies to your second through sixth trip. After your 6th trip, you receive a $200 travel credit to all future trips you book. (Must have completed paying for previous trips to receive the travel credit. Travel credit is not valid for trips in the U.S., Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean. Travel credit holds no monetary value. Travel credit is applied to the final $100 balance on your trip only.)

FAQs

Is this an escorted tour? Yes, partially. This trip will include a tour guide on locations, who will take care of us throughout our vacation. We will travel by foot, plane, boat and motor coach to pre-selected sites, landmarks and destinations during our trip. That also means that morning departures will normally begin by 9:00AM on tour days, but occasionally there could be an early morning departure.

I want to relax on vacation. Can I do that on this tour? This group tour is a mix between sightseeing, cruising and being outdoors. So, if you love being active, meeting new people and seeing new things, then this will be a great trip for you. You will be able to enjoy relaxing "ME" time in the evenings when you return to the hotel, if you skip evening socializing activities with the group. If you want to relax on the beach in a resort-style vacation, there is definitely "down time" to relax on the beach for a few days at the end of our trip so you return home rejuvenated and refreshed, instead of being exhausted.

Can I do my own thing before and after the tour? Absolutely, you can! Our Social Group organizes travel for the group of women but it is by no means a 'must' to be with the group the entire trip. It is your vacation and you can choose to spend it as you like, as long as it does not inconvenience any of the other travel members. Our sisterhood of members travel together as friends, and we encourage you to be as free and independent as possible on your vacation. In the evenings, some of us may go out as a group for dinner, but if you have had enough 'group time' for the day, you can enjoy personal "Me" time to yourself. This is especially needed for people who are introverts and it is completely understood. You may even choose to sit out on parts of the group tour and link up again later if you like. Please note that you are liable for the cost of any alternative activities you choose to undertake during your leave and you will not receive a refund for any unused services or food.

How do I make a reservation? You may lock your spot 24/7 by clicking the link below to complete your reservation form online, on the phone, or in person at one of our Meetup.com Socials.

Are prices based on double occupancy? Yes, PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ vacation packages and retreats are always based on double occupancy; however, we do offer a Single Occupancy Supplement rate if you prefer a room to yourself. We do not offer triple or quad room accommodations.

Can you help me secure a roommate if I cannot find one? Yes, many women who sign up for our vacation packages and retreats come alone. PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ is happy to arrange a RoomShare Match upon request, but cannot guarantee one will always be available; neither does PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ guarantee compatibility.

I enjoy my personal space. Can I have a room to myself? Yes, the trip package rate is higher for a single occupancy room; however, it can be organized in most instances. Please look for the additional single supplement rate above in the trip package price area.

How do I pay for the trip and what form of payment do you accept? We have various payment options available including credit card, debit card, e-check, bank-to-bank money transfer and ACH; however, no cash, check or money order is ever accepted. An invoice will be emailed to you to pay your initial deposit and subsequent monthly payments. You will receive an updated Account Statement after each payment.

Should I insure my trip and how much does it cost? Proof of out-of-country medical insurance is required to travel with PUMPS & PASSPORTS™. Travel protection coverage is short term insurance intended to protect against “unexpected” travel-related expenses and emergencies, such as cancellation, interruption, medical expenses, evacuation, loss or delay. Travel insurance is highly recommended. You may receive a travel protection quote for your trip here: Travel Protection Quote

Who travels with PUMPS & PASSPORTS™? Women from across the U.S., 40 and older with professional jobs and careers and varied interests and backgrounds travel with the group. Travel Members are doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, nurses, H.R. practitioners, accountants, real estate agents, financial services, mortgage banking, education and healthcare professionals, just to name a few. Members are married and single traveling alone, empty nesters ready to live life again, grandmothers and friends traveling together. Many are new to travel; others are experienced, and a rapidly growing number are repeat travelers.

What is the personality of the group? PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ strongly promotes positivity among women who desire to connect, engage, travel and explore the world with us. Faithful monthly members of our social group love to connect. Additionally, we attract friendly women who have positive regard and respect for others who are not members but open to making new friends. Our policy is very clear regarding Zero Tolerance for negative attitudes, rudeness, drunkenness, griping, cattiness, profanity, self-centeredness, smoking, etc.

With that being stated, some personalities simply will not fit in comfortably in a group travel environment. If you cannot display positive regard toward others, are unwilling to follow instruction from others or obey the customs of another country or if you enjoy an independent travel experience without restriction of having to be in a certain place at a certain time, our trips will not be a good fit for you. Please do not sign up.

***PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ reserves the right to accept, decline or decline to retain any Travel Member based on character, temperament, an uncooperative nature, health, physical readiness, suitability for the adventure, and non-compliance with the trip’s Group Guidelines, Policies, Terms & Conditions.

Can I arrive a day early or extend my stay? Yes, you are welcome to extend your stay; however, it will may not be able to be included as part of this trip's package.

If I have additional questions before I complete my online reservation, can I speak with someone? Yes, we courage you to read the trip's Group Guidelines, Policies, Terms & Conditions thoroughly also, since the majority of questions are answered there. Alternatively, we have support staff who are happy to oblige your inquiries at any time leading up to your trip. Dial our business line: (888) 367-9543 or the contact number contained within the Welcome email you receive regarding your trip.

DEPOSITS | PAYMENTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

ABOUT US

PUMPS & PASSPORTS™, a national women's Meetup group, supports and empowers women over 40 who desire to connect, engage, travel and explore the world.

Started in 2014, PUMPS & PASSPORTS™ was founded to answer the call of women around the country with a growing impulse for connection, as empty nesters realize that life does not end after the kids leave home. Women who join our Social Group are intent on making time for themselves to celebrate and live life to the fullest. Our Social Group's aim is to help women forge genuine friendships and unite in our desire and love to travel. What has developed is an opportunity to see the world in a community of sisterhood.

🌸 Pumps & Passports Society 🌸

5016 Centennial Blvd, Suite 200

Nashville, TN 37209

1-888-367-9543

Support@PumpsAndPassports.com

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