Three ‘Ag-Venture’ Agricultural Tours to Remember

UNION, Ontario, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ — Join farmer/writer Bob Thomas on any one of three “ag-venture” agricultural tours:

— Downunder Australia: November 17 to December 4, 2005

Visit Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road, Adelaide, Barossa wine valley,
Bungaree Sheep Station, Murray River areas, Riverland & Sunraysia agri-
districts, Birchip Cropping Group, Dharnya Centre, Wagga Wagga
Stockyards, Burrumbuttock Land Management Practices, a farmstay, the
Kondinin Group, Canberra, Sydney, the Blue Mountains and much more.

— Argentina & Brazil: January 26 to February 15, 2006

Visit Buenos Aires state soy, cashcrop, potato and cattle farms, Gaucho
museum, tour Buenos Aires and see Sr. Tango show, visit huge Brazilian
soy, crop, sugarcane and other farms, Rio de Janeiro, the Paranagua
port. See Brazil Land Reform, Coopavel Show Rural farm show and Iguacu

— Chile / Peru (Machu Picchu) / Colombia: February 16 to March 4, 2006

Visit wine areas like Elqui Valley, avocado and citrus orchards,
organics, export packing plants, Vina del Mar and Santiago in Chile.
Tour the incredible Machu Picchu ruins, the former Inca capital of
Cuzco, and other Peruvian sites. Travel Andes highland beef and other
farms in Colombia.

Says Thomas, “I have been visiting South America for the past 15 years and writing about this unique part of the world in magazines like Successful Farming, Better Farming, Country Guide, Cattlemen and others. This year I am excited to be adding two new tours … to Australia, and to Chile / Peru / Colombia. Participants will meet many of my contacts who are commercial farmers and in agri-business, and you’ll learn ‘what is really happening in South America and Australia.’ You’ll also see many of the must-see tourist sites in South America and Australia. Add-On Tours are possible. Tour size is limited. Book early!”

Tours include:

— Accommodations at 3-star hotels or better, all breakfasts and some
other meals.

— Tours and admissions where indicated in the daily itineraries.

— All travel from departure cities and return including domestic flights
in South America. Shorter distances by air-conditioned bus.

— English-speaking guides: “Most of my contacts are actual farmers,
consultants or agri-businesspeople who are very familiar with
agriculture,” comments Thomas.

Pricing details (per person, double occupancy):

(Payments to Peerless Travel TICO #4274452)

— Downunder Australia: $6995 Cdn / $5675 US
— Argentina / Brazil: $4995 Cdn / $4060 US
— Chile / Peru / Colombia: $6450 Cdn / $5250 US

Single occupancy possible at added cost. Check with your tax advisor, as a portion of costs may be tax-deductible.

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