Travel Note from Ramelle






January, 2015

Dear Friends,

As we settle into the new year, let’s take the time to dream of explorations – and make commitments to…GO!

Yes, it is the time to sign up for the March High Sierra Tour of Gardens and Trails in these beautiful mountain regions of Ecuador! We travel March 9 – 19: it will be a small group trip designed for artists, gardeners, flower arrangers, photographers, writers, and their friends! While I will accompany the tour, local guides will bring new views to you offering local perspectives and enriched experiences. An itinerary and reservation form are available:

We take pride in offering trips with flexibility to accommodate your interests and activity levels – each day. Join us for part of the trip-we will prorate your payment accordingly.
Single traveler? Please don’t hesitate to sign on! (Single supplement will apply.)
Reservation deadline for is extended to Wednesday, January 14!
(Hacienda San Augustin has only a few rooms, so we need to know your intentions now)

Our next tour is planned for September 2015 – thanks to artist friends in the region who have advised me on details for a fascinating exploration of the caves where the first artists created masterpieces of prehistory. Consider Castles and Caves from September 8 – 19. The focus is on the art as well as the architecture and lifestyle of the earliest artists and builders in S. France & N. Spain.

Your Reservation is appreciated as soon as possible as this is a popular time of year and we will pre purchase all tickets to avoid lines. Our guide in Les Eyzies is the author of Stepping Stones. Catherine Desdemaines Hugon is a respected leader, guide and authority on the region of the Dordogne valley. With a guide and private driver, we continue our travels driving by van to cross the Basque region and the Pyrenees mountains into northern Spain!

We are going! So just let us know if you might be able to join us. Find all the details in the pdf attached!

January 2016 will be a return to Patagonia, Chile. Several of you have expressed interest. This is a spectacular part of the planet. Be sure to add your name to the list now so we will design an experience tailored to your preferences! Early details will be ready in the next week!

As I am staying warm in the chilly Berkshires, I am also wishing you and yours many
Happy Trails!



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