Avanti Unveils 2012 Discovery Vacations

Avanti Destinations has unveiled its 2012 travel programs for Latin America, which includes favorites and a host of new, cultural and soft-adventure Discovery Vacations.

For diving, snorkeling and other watersports enthusiasts, Avanti’s new 4-day Turneffe Islands package has special appeal. These islands provide the most biologically diverse coral atoll in the western hemisphere with deep turquoise waters and white sand beaches. Guests stay at the 3-star Blackbird Caye resort, one of Belize’s premier dive, snorkel and kayak resorts nestled within an island forest with a 2-mile private beach.  Included are boat transfers from Belize City. Rates start at $565 pp.

Avanti’s new 3-day Coffee Triangle itinerary, meanwhile, features accommodations in the Colombian highlands with full-day tours to coffee plantations in the region.  Located just an hour flight from Bogota, it provides coffee lovers the opportunity to learn about the nuances of production with behind-the-scenes visits to places where the beans are grown. Priced at $999 pp, the package includes accommodations at a traditional colonial hacienda, roundtrip airport transfers, two coffee plantation tours, a private botanical garden tour and more.

For more information, call (800) 422-5053 or visit avantidestinations.com.