Published on October 23rd, 2014 | by Mark Chesnut
TRAVEL DEALS: New Year’s Eve in Rio, 10K Bonus Points from Wyndham
For this week’s round of Latin America travel deals, I found a big bonus point giveaway from Wyndham Rewards, a cool-sounding Machu Picchu package, and New Year’s Eve tours in Rio de Janeiro and Costa Rica. Read on for the details.
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Wyndham Hotel Group
The Deal: To celebrate 2015, Wyndham Hotel Group is offering members of Wyndham Rewards to win more than 10,000 bonus points. Members can win 2,015 bonus points as of their second stay, by registering with the program “Celebre con 2015 punts de bonificación using the link below. The promotion allows guests to accrue up to five times the points they’d usually receive, with a limit of 10,075 points.
Valid for Travel: Through January 30, 2015.
Info & Registration: www.wyndhamrewards.es/2015
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JW Marriott El Convento Cusco
The Deal: More than Machu Picchu package
What Makes It Cool: From sacred cathedrals to archeological ruins, cross more than Machu Picchu off your bucket list while staying at the history-rich JW Marriott El Convento Cusco in Peru. With the hotel’s “More Than Machu Picchu” package, guests enjoy daily breakfast at Pirqa restaurant, home to a bountiful buffet with more than 20 varieties of homemade breads and Peruvian delicacies like lomo saltado (sautéed beef) and native potatoes. Excursions through the city of Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas put travelers in close contact with llamas and alpacas, ruins housing thousands of years of history, and artisanal handicraft markets. Rates start at $375/night.
Valid for Travel: Through Dec. 31, 2014.
Info & Reservations: www.jwmarriottcusco.com with promo code ZJL.
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Consolid Latin America
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Deal: New Year in Rio
What Makes It Cool: This six-day New Year’s Eve package in Brazil includes transfers, a free day for shopping and optional excursions, a half-day tour of Christ the Redeemer and Floresta da Tijuca, a Sugar Loaf and city tour and buffet breakfast at Hotel Augustos Copacabana. Prices start at $1,132 per person, double occupancy.
Valid for Travel: The week of New Year’s Eve.
Info & Reservations: www.consolidlatinamerica.com
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The Deal: New Years Adventure for Gay Travelers, in Manuel Antonio
What Makes It Cool: This gay tour operator is offering a New Year’s Eve package that includes hikes, zip line and visits to San Jose, Monteverde and the Pacific Coast area called Manuel Antonio. Price $3,398.00.
Valid for Travel: December 30, 2014 to January 7, 2015.
Info & Reservations: www.hetravel.com