Australia: Tasmania Module: Tour Pricing

2021 Pricing: $3,250 AUD ($2,310 USD or £1,790 GBP*) for 6 Days and 5 Nights

(if book more than one Australia birding module/tour,

you can save 400 AUD*)

 

*Best Deal on Australia Birding:  We recommend every birder start their Australia tour with both Southeast Queensland (from Brisbane) and North Queensland (from Cairns).  Combined these tours make up 15 days and 14 nights.  With tour discounts (400 AUD for second leg of the tour), this is two weeks of birding for 5,080 AUD (3,620 USD, 2,800 GBP).

  • With tour discounts (400 AUD for third leg of the tour and in Tasmania), you can add this Tasmania module (6 days and 5 nights) for 2850 AUD (just over 2,000 USD at 2030 USD or 1,570 GBP).

Inclusions: 

  • Tour package includes (as priced) all lodging, and access fees to reserves, parks and other birding sites.

  • Premier Bird Guide: All of our tours use the services of excellent local bird guides, often a well-recognized expert on birding in this area. 

  • Top-Rated Preparation ServicesWe support your preparation on the trip. We provide information on the birds you will see and all the travel details, including all logistic details (arrival plans, trip itinerary, lodging details and more), information on entry into Australia and information on travel health issues, packing information and more. Most of our clients comment that our Trip Participation Guide is the best they have ever seen. These custom birding tour modules for Australia require additional support for scheduling and planning and building group concensus, and these services are built into the tour price.

  • Transport and Airport Transfers

    • Local ground transport is included. This includes a large transport van for most of the trip and jeeps in some locations.

    • We support airport transfers (whether from an international flight or domestic flight).   No matter your transfer plans, we arrange the best way to get you to and from the airport to your first hotel.

    • Flight cost for international and internal (to Australia) flights are not included. We book internal flights at cost, and charge you the true cost of the flight.

  • Acre for Bird Conservation: As part of our efforts to support bird conservation, we purchase in the name of customers (for each booking) at least one acre (but averaging between three and four acres) of wilderness to support bird conservation. As our trip prices are often 20% (and often even a better deal) less than our competition, this does not really cost you more and it is a great way to support bird conservation around the world.

  • Small Group Pricing: All the prices mentioned above are for tour groups of six to eight participants. We are happy to provide pricing for groups with fewer than six participants, and for larger groups as well. We do find the best value tours are for four to eight participants, with most tours running as groups of five to eight.

 

Additions to Basic Trip Pricing:

  • Most of our Australia groups start their tour in Brisbane; and, most tour participants fly from their home country to Brisbane to start the tour. The Tasmania module starts and ends in Hobart.

  • Most clients continue from Brisbane to Cairns, Darwin and/or Hobart for additional Australia birding. Most internal flights cost about 120 to 200 AUD, with most tour participants averaging about 150 AUD for each leg of their internal (to Australia) flights. We prefer to book these flights (so the group is on the same flight), and we book these flights at cost for you.

 

*Pricing Notes and More Details:

  • Main Trip Price Fixed in Australian Dollars: Trip price is fixed in Australian Dollars (AUD). Final invoice will be based upon exchange rates charged by our banks about 100 days before the start of the trip.

  • US Dollar Pricing: The prices presented are based upon an exchange rate of 0.71 USD to 1 Australian Dollar (the actual exchange rate on October 15, 2020).  We always charge our clients the actual exchange rates we pay from banks (often the banks charge less than 1% on USD to AUD exchange).

  • Pricing in British Pounds: The prices presented are based upon an exchange rate of 0.55 GBP to 1 Australian Dollar (the actual exchange rate on October 15, 2020).  We always charge our clients the actual exchange rates we pay from banks (often the banks charge less than 1% on USD to AUD exchange).

  • Note on Meal Costs: (1) Meals costs for trip participants are not included. The guide for this tour budgets about 60 AUD (45 USD or 35 GBP) per day for meals, and these amounts are adequate for most trip participants. You are free to spend more or less as meets your needs. (2) Most trip participant buy the 4 day and 12 meal 200 AUD meal package.  This comes out to 50 AUD per day for 4 days.

  • Note on Beverage Inclusion: We provide water during the birding day, and the guide keeps the cooler well supplied.

 

Optional Costs for Booking the Trip:

 

Single Room Supplement: $640 AUD ($455 USD*or £355 GBP*). The single supplement includes sharing cabins at Chambers (for two nights), and you may decide to spend more to get a private cabin (but they are large), and lodging at Chambers is limited.  If you want a single room, please let us know. We are often able to find a roommate for those wanting to share a room with a person of the same sex.

 

Tipping for Meals/Lodging: Gratuities for hotel staff and restaurant staff are included in pricing for this tour. However, this does not include your trip leader/bird guide/driver.

 

Notes on Other Tour Costs: Exclusions: 

  • You will need to pay for any flight costs involved in this trip. 

  • The tour fee does not include taxes/fees for entering or exiting the country, telephone calls, laundry and other items of a personal nature.

  • Tips for birding guides are not included in the tour price.

 

Want More Tour Information or Have Questions about Pricing?

 

Please call Charles (in the USA at 720-320-1974 in Colorado or toll free at 888-203-7464, ext. 912) or Jennifer (in the UK at +44 755 214 2976, in Suffolk), and/or email info@pibird.com.

 

We are happy to answer any question you may have and/or provide you trip reports (reports of birds and other wildlife actually seen on our trips) or more details on trip logistics (from vehicles used to lodging details).

 

Like to Book these Trips?

 

Booking by Phone in the USA: Call Charles at the Partnership for International Birding toll free at 888-203-7464, ext. 912. Charles can also be reached on his cell phone at 720-320-1974.

 

Booking by Phone in the UK: Call Jennifer at the Partnership for International Birding’s UK office at 44 755 214-2976, in Suffolk)

 

Tour Pricing Update Note: These tour prices were updated October 15, 2020 for all 2021 tour dates.

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More details about this Trip:

Contact in the USA: Charles:

Forms and payments should be mailed to:

Charles Thornton-Kolbe (in Denver, Colorado)

Toll Free: (from USA or Canada): 

888-203-7464

Telephone: 720-320-1974

Email: charles@pibird.com

Address:

2443 South University

Suit 199

Denver, CO 80210

 

Partnership For International Birding

Address:

PO Box 219

Olyphant, PA 18447

Contact in the UK: Jennifer De Souza:

Jennifer De Souza (in Suffolk, England) 

Telephone: +44 755 214 2976

Address:

The Roost, Leiston Road

Middleton

Saxmundham

Suffolk

IP17 3NS

UK