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Unique and Diverse South Island

Your Basecamp for Exploration

Tour Cost:

Based on Twin/Triple sharing

USD $1,960 – 3★ Hotels

– minimum of 2 pax

USD $2,170 – 4★ Hotels

– minimum of 2 pax

*AIRFARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST*

September 2020

INCLUSIONS

  • Hotel accommodation
  • All airport transfers with land tour transportation as per itinerary
  • Driver-Guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • New Zealand Good & Service Tax
  • Half board Meals (as specified)
  • Ephesus Travel Kit

EXCLUSIONS

  • New Zealand Visa
  • Roundtrip Airfare and Taxes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals not specified
  • Drinks ordered during meals
  • All airport taxes
  • Gratuities for drivers / guides / porters. (Min. of NZ$ 6.00 per person per day depending on the level of satisfactions on the services rendered.)
  • Other personal expenses such telephone, laundry, tip for guide and driver

PAYMENT & CANCELLATION

  • A nonrefundable deposit of USD$500.00 upon reservation.
  • Full payment must be paid upon visa release or one month prior departure.
  • Payable in USD Dollars or equivalent in peso using tour operator’s rate with photocopy of passport.
  • Cancellation charge of fifty percent (50%) of tour cost will be imposed if cancellation is done one (1) month before departure date
  • Full tour cost will be forfeited if cancellation is done less than one (1) month from, departure
  • Unused portion of the tour is non-refundable.

CONDITIONS / RESPONSIBILITIES

  • TOUR COST DOES NOT INCLUDE anything that are not mentioned in the inclusions such as visa fees and documentation expenses, medical and hospitalization expenses, tours and transportation expenses during free periods, drinks and meals not specified in the itinerary, private mass donation, and such other personal nature like telephone calls, fax, laundry, room service and expenses not mentioned in the itinerary terms and conditions.
  • EPHESUS TRAVEL AND TOURS has arranged for the various tour services to be performed under the responsibility of various operators. Our company or its subagent’s therefore only acts as agents for the operators providing the various services described in this tour and assume no responsibility or liability that may occur out of or in connection with losses or unexpected expenses due to delays, overbooking, and defaults. The tour itineraries and prices are subject to change without prior notice. Should the number of participants fall below the required number, we reserve the right to increase the tour cost or cancel/reschedule the tour. The payment for a reservation fee on the tour shall constitute acceptance and consent to all provisions in the tour conditions/responsibility published in this tour.

Rates are subject to change without prior notice and upon room and flight availability

ITINERARY

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN CHRISTCHURCH (D)

Arrive at Christchurch International Airport. Meet & greet on arrival and airport seat-in-coach transfer to your hotel for check in. Free time at own pax account. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 2:  CHRISTCHURCH / WEST COAST GLACIER   (B)

After Breakfast, check-out at the hotel. Transfer to the train station and board the famed Tranz Alpine train across the Alps to Greymouth. Snake across rich farmland and along the shore of the mighty snow fed Waimakariri River, you climb slowly into the spine of the Southern Alps. Cross numerous viaducts high across river ravines to Arthur’s Pass township. Plunge into Otira Tunnel to emerge on the western side of the mountains. Pass small farming hamlets and beautiful Lake Brunner to arrive at Greymouth. Connect the InterCity bus and continue to glacier township arriving late afternoon. After the tour transfer to hotel for check-in. Free time and dinner at own pax account. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 3:  WESTCOAST GLACIER / QUEENSTOWN  (B )

Wake up to the sound of bird chirps and refreshing quiet atmosphere of this township as you have your breakfast. Marvel at the massive bush clad mountains rising steeply just beyond the highway. Free time at own pax account. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 4:  WESTCOAST GLACIER / QUEENSTOWN (B)

After Breakfast, get ready for your check out. Board Newmans’ bus and travel along the narrow strip of land border by theTasman Sea and high mountains to Haast Pass, the southernmost pass between the South Island’s two coasts. After tour transfer to hotel for check-in. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 5:  MILFORD SOUND(B)

After Breakfast, Take an unforgettable journey into the heart of Milford Sound, New Zealand’s most famous tourist destination. Leaving Queenstown, travel in comfort along the shores of Lake Wakatipu and into southern farmland to Lake Te Anau. Enter the picturesque Eglinton Valley, a place of ancient alpine forest and gushing waterfalls and one of only a few road-accessible glacier valleys. Your glass-roof coach will provide amazing views of the dramatic skyline as you cross the Main Divide of the Southern Alps. At Milford Sound, board your 1 hour 45 minute cruise and set off to explore the region that Rudyard Kipling called the ‘eighth wonder of the world’. Lush native forest clings to steep cliffs, while wildlife including seals, penguins and dolphins are regular visitors to the icy waters. After the tour transfer to hotel and check-in. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 6:  WALTERPEAK / QUEENSTOWN (B / L / D)

After Breakfast, pick-up at the hotel. Board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw for the 40 minutes cruise across Lake Wakatipu from Queenstown, disembarking at Walter Peak High Country Farm for a BBQ lunch. Afternoon, enjoy the brief Sightseeing Tour including Arrowtown, Bungy site. Skyline dinner is included. After tour transfer back to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 7:  QUEENSTOWN / MT. COOK / CHRISTCHURCH  (B / L)

After Breakfast, check-out at the hotel. Travel to the foothills of New Zealand’s highest mountain, Aoraki / Mount Cook, on a full-day sightseeing tour from Queenstown to Christchurch. We enter the amazing Aoraki / Mt Cook National Park. During your stop at Mount Cook Village, choose to enjoy a delicious lunch at the famous Hermitage Hotel. In the afternoon, travel past Lake Pukaki to Lake Tekapo, where you can view the solitary Church of the Good Shepherd against the backdrop of this vivid blue glacier-fed lake. We then continue through the diverse farmland of the Canterbury Plains to Christchurch, the Garden City, where your tour concludes. After tour transfer to hotel for check-in. Dinner at own pax account. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 8:  CHRISTCHURCH / DEPARTURE  (B)

After breakfast, pick-up at the hotel. This morning enjoy a brief Christchurch city sightseeing tour. A half day sightseeing tour covers the highlights including Canterbury University, Riccarton House and Bush, Hagley Park, Museum and Botanical Gardens.Your journey comes to an end. Transfer to Christchurch International Airport, taking with you the unforgettable and fond memories of a wonderful of New Zealand. Home sweet home!

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