PATAGONIA (SOUTH AMERICA) • FEBRUARY 20th – MARCH 5th, 2013
February 12 – 20, 2013 ($4,999 pp*)
Enter an unearthly natural world in an eight-day pre-cruise excursion to the Galapagos Islands. “See the world in a grain of sand” and hone your knowledge of evolution with your observations in the Galapagos, a self-contained natural history laboratory. We’ll tour Santiago, Chile, and straddle the Equator at the “Middle of the World” complex in Quito, Ecuador. Then off to the Galapagos for a four-night/five-day expedition on the mv Galapagos Legend. Accompanied by certified naturalists see the incredibly diverse flora and fauna up close. You’ll have the opportunity to swim and snorkel, and photograph legendary wildlife and wild landscapes. The package price includes all transportation, 4-night hotel accommodations in Chile and Ecuador, a 4-night Galapagos cruise, nearly all meals (19 in all), guides, escort, gratuities, and tours.
February 16 – 20, 2013 ($2,249 pp*)
The moai of Easter Island linger in many a mind’s eye, monumental statues gazing inland, away from the South Pacific. Join Bright Horizons on a four-day pre-cruise excursion to explore the mysteries of Rapa Nui. Visit archaeological sites, learn about the complex cultural and natural history of the island, and absorb the ambiance of one of the most remote communities on Earth. Come along on an adventure where archaeology and environment create memories and food for thought. (We’ll be staying in the Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa.)
February 15–20, 2013 ($4,499 pp*)
Scale the Andes and absorb Machu Picchu’s aura. Visit this legendary site of the Inca World, draped over the Eastern slopes of the Peruvian Andes, wrapped in mystery. Whether it was an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti or a site for astronomical calculations, it captures the imagination. Visit Machu Picchu, and see for yourself the massive polished dry-stone structures, the Intihuatana (“Hitching Post of the Sun”), the Temple of the Sun, and the Room of the Three Windows. Iconic ruins, rich flora and fauna, and incomparable views await your eye (and your lens).
*NOTE: Costs are per person, based on double occupancy.
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USHUAIA, ARGENTINA — Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The southernmost town in the world, where dominating peaks loom on three sides; the fourth opens to the Beagle Channel, where sea lions bellow and king crab rules.
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BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA — Tuesday, March 5, 2013
In the “Paris of South America,” find ten million portenos passionate about futbol, tango, and theater at midnight. A short flight away, Iguazu Falls roars in the jungle.
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SANTIAGO, CHILE — Wednesday, February 20, 2013
A lush, irresistible tangle of serpentine streets, steep hills and 15 ascensores — ingenious antique trams. Nearby is the seaside resort of Vina del Mar.
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PUERTO CHACABUCO, CHILE — Saturday, February 23, 2013
Here in the heart of the Chilean archipelago, discover stunning scenery: dense rain forests, bright-blue lakes and snow-covered mountain peaks.
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Cruise prices vary from $1,599 for an Interior Stateroom to $5,599 for a Deluxe Suite, per person. (Cruise pricing is subject to change. Insight Cruises will generally match the cruise pricing offered at the Holland America website at the time of booking.) For those attending our SEMINARS, there is a $959 fee. Taxes, Port Charges, and an Insight Cruises’ fee are $336 per person. All prices and fees are detailed on the BOOK NOW page.
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The conference fee is $959 and includes all 16 seminars below. You may take every class — i.e., there will be no overlap as only one class will be going on at any one time. Classes only take place when we’re at sea, between 8:30am and 7:30pm.
IGUAZU FALLS and BUENOS AIRES
March 5 – 8, 2013 ($1,999 pp)
Surround yourself with 260 degrees of 240 foot-high walls of water at Iguazu Falls. Straddling the Argentinian-Brazilian border, Iguazu Falls is split into about 270 discrete falls and at peak flow has a surface area of 1.3 million square feet. (By comparison, Niagara Falls has a surface area of under 600,000 square feet.) Iguazu is famous for its panoramic views and breath-taking vistas of huge sprays of water, lush rainforest, and diverse wildlife.
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