Tour#: 3128
Depart: August 10, 2016
Return: August 23, 2016
Destination: Brazil


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Program Description

This 3 Credit Course provides an introduction to the ecology and biodiversity of the Neotropics. Following a short on-campus introduction, the entire course is held on-site in the Brazilian Amazon. The course is primarily conducted on board an Amazon river boat, with canoe excursions into Várzea and Igapó forests (flooded forests) as well as travel by foot into terra firme (highland forest). Several of these excursions involve night time trips, and may include overnight stays in the forest. Small, isolated, caboclo (riverside) communities are also visited.
Program open to Non-Students and for Audit
This Summer trip will be the 18th offering of the course
SUNY Ulster biologist Dr. Ralph Ibe is the instructor.

For further information on Academics, please contact:
Dr. Ralph Ibe at 845 687 5165

Instructor Valens Jason at 845 702 0707


Wednesday August 10, 2016           Departure
Departure from La Guardia Airport at 11:00am with American Airlines# 1082 non stop flight to Miami International Airport and
connecting with American Airlines# 1265, to Manaos, Brazil.
You’ll arrive Manaos at 08:48pm same day local time.

Tuesday August 22, 2016          Return 

You’ll leave Manaos  with American Airlines flight# 964 at 11:00pm non stop flight to Miami International Airport
and connect with American Airlines# 2493.
You’ll arrive New York JFK International Airport August 23, 2016 at 09:59am  local time.

Price Per Passenger:  $1,196.00

Fare and form of payment are based on a minimum of 10 passengers traveling together.

This Price Includes
Round trip air transportation with American Airlines La Guardia Airport/ Manaos / JFK
“Air tax and surcharges subject to change until tickets are issued”

This Price Does Not Include
Brazilian Visa
Vaccination fees
Cost of personal items such as laundry, phone calls, etc
Travel Insurance
Any other service than the above mentioned

Note: Land package is not operated by Total Tours International


All payments due dates are related to contracts with airlines, hotels and/or other suppliers. 
The policies below must be enforced as they are related to these contracts.
We can’t guarantee the group price and/or flight reservation to participants without payment by due dates.

Payment Schedule
Deposit: $500.00 by or before February 26, 2016
Balance: $696.00 by or before April 21, 2016
Note: Should the airline increase tax and/or surcharges at time of issuing the tickets, we will advise you via email

Form of Payment
We accept check, money orders, and credit cards

Check &/or Money Order Payments
Make your Check or Money Order payable to Total Tours International
Send it to:
Total Tours International
300 Constitution Ave #412
Bayonne, NJ 07002

Credit Cards Payments
We accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover.
CC payments will incur a non refundable merchant account service charge.
Below the amount you will charged if you pay by VI – MC – DI
Deposit: $520.00 by or before February 26, 2016
Balance: $724.00 by or before April 21, 2016

It is mandatory that the cardholder fills up and signs the credit card authorization form.
If you are paying by credit card, Please send an e-mail to
requesting the Credit Card Authorization Form


Payments are no-refundable
We strongly recommend that you avail yourself of aTravel Insurance Program as a protection against these penalties.

Important Airlines Rules

Incorrect spelling and/or differences in names on your ticket and passport
Can result in prevention of travelling by airport security and monetary consequences as the need of purchasing a new ticket.
Failure to present valid passport and/or visas
You will be denied boarding, your airline reservation will be cancelled and you will have to purchase a new ticket at the fare available at the time you have your documents in order. Most airlines will not give you any credit – refund for your original ticket.
No show at the airport
Automatically cancels your whole reservation and invalidates your ticket. You will have to purchase a new ticket at the fare available at the time you re-schedule your trip. Most airlines will not give you any credit – refund for your original ticket.
Missing any flight for any reason
Automatically cancels the rest of the reservation, invalidates your ticket and you will have to purchase a one way ticket for the rest of your itinerary. Airlines will not give you any credit for the unused portion of your ticket.
Unused portion (s) of your ticket
Are non refundable

Airlines policies must strictly apply

Documents To Enter A Foreign Country

Possession of documentation is the responsibility of each passenger.
Failure to provide it, may result in denied boarding with no right to refund.

Valid passport
Travellers going abroad need a valid passport.
Some countries require that your U.S. passport be valid for at least six months after your return trip
other countries may require a longer validity.
If your passport expires before the required validity then you will have to apply for a new one.
Please check with the Consulate(s) of the country(s) that you plan to visit for further details on requirements.
American citizens can get passport information from the U.S. Depatment of State website at:
Non‑American citizens should check with their respective Consulate(s).
You will need proper documents to re‑enter the United States.

A visa is a stamp that is added to your passport by a country’s Consulate.
Some countries require a visa in order to enter while others let American citizens
enter the country without a visa for a short period of time.
Visa requirements are subject to change without notice.
You must check the entry requirements well in advance of your travel with the Consular officials
of the country or countries to be visited.