Sorry for the slow reply. I keep forgetting to come on and check.
We just found out about the upgrades through word of mouth. I think its something we might have to discuss with the tour leader but I have emailed top deck again to ask cause our agent didnt know either. I think we will be happy to rough it (probably appreciate our creature comforts just that little bit more when we get home) but we’ll still ask. I also would like to stay with the group and experience the whole tour rather than split off if no one else decides to upgrade.
I am also asking about the hot air ballooning. A friend of mine did a similar tour with gecko, and they were given the optional extra. She said it is not to be missed at all, and I really want to do it, so hopefully a few others do as well and we can work it into the tour somehow!
We fly in mid afternoon I think, on the day of the tour.
(I will try remember to check the forum more often for replies.)