A Trio of Exotic Locations
S&S Tours, based in Arizona, specializes in small group tours to Latin American Destinations, providing in-depth interpretations of each area’s culture and natural history. Owner Sue Stilwell spotlights three of them: Costa Rica, the Galapagos Islands, and Peru.
One third of Costa Rica is in reserves or national parks, and Stilwell says any visit should include an expert naturalist guide. “This Central American country is the most ecologically diverse Eden in the hemisphere – full of volcanoes, tropical forests, coffee farms, butterfly gardens, waterfall gardens, hanging bridges and beach parks- all with wonderful wildlife everywhere you go.” One of Stilwell’s favorite places is the Arenal Volcano area. “The volcano eruptions, seen from your hotel at night, are dramatic, ” she says. “And the next day you can enjoy zip lining through a forest, a boat ride on the Rio Frio River or touring a small organic coffee farm.”
Discovering Mexico’s Copper Canyon
Adventure, comfort and defying fear in Mexico’s Sierra Madre
by Betsy Sanz
Small Groups and Individuals Year Round
All aboard for your Copper Canyon tour by rail. You are in for a rare treat on one of our most popular travel tours and our destination specialty. Experience the “most dramatic train ride in the western hemisphere” (according to the Readers’ Digest) on your journey through the Canyon system.
Villahermosa-Palenque-Campeche/Edzna-Merida-Chichen-Itza-Merida. Re-live ancient history at the classic period Maya centers of Chichen-Itza and Uxmal. Visit colonial cities, archeological jewels and marvelous natural wonders in the Yucatan Penninsula. 2019 Dates TBA $2495 p/person USD
From Lima to Cusco to Machu Picchu to Lake Titicaca this is one big guided adventure. Ascend by narrow gauge railroad to Machu Picchu and explore this sacred mountaintop of the Incas.
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For those of you who prefer to travel by bus in a group, we now have that option available. Because this is a remote area, and it is difficult to access it by plane, S & S Tours is offering 10-day monthly group bus tours between Phoenix, AZ and Mexico’s Copper Canyon for a special package rate starting at $1395.
Monarch Butterflies & Folk Art
Morelia and Patzcuaro
Host myriads of Monarch alighting on your hair, your arms, and your shoulders in their winter sanctuaries in the wildly beautiful state of Michoacán, Mexico.
March 1-7, 2018 – $2195 p/person USD Read More
The Islands are declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO underlining its universal value for mankind. Famous for a variety of unusual creatures from marine iguanas to blue-footed boobies, you’ll get closer to the wildlife than you would in the zoo! Dates & Prices TBA Read More
Folk Art, Archeology and Cuisine
Oaxaca is the traditional heart of Mexico. Observe the artists craft the unique black pottery, the hand-woven wool rugs and the famous wooden alberijes in their workshops.
January 2019 Dates TBA, $2195 p/person USD
Guanajuato, San Miguel de Allende and Queretaro
Wander the cobblestone streets and appreciate the French architecture of theses wonderful picturesque colonial towns. This Latin America trip will delight lovers of history, pottery and art! March 8-15, 2018-$2195 p/person (USD)
Experience the most ecologically diverse Eden in the hemisphere. Visit the premier national parks of Arenal and Poas Volcano Parks, Montverde and Santa Elena Cloud Forests, Cano Negro Reserve and Manual Antonio.
May 31-June 9, 2018, $3495 Read More