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Tour The Galapagos With NGC

NGC Tour and Environmental Studies Refresher Oct 30 - Nov 8, 2015


NGC Tour and Environmental Studies Refresher with Optional Extension to Machu Picchu October 30- November 8, 2015

NGC members, families, and friends will have the opportunity to experience the fascinating Galapagos Islands aboard the National Geographic Endeavour, an expedition ship equipped to give you the most engaging experience possible. You will have numerous options for viewing the endemic wildlife of the Galapagos with naturalists. There will be opportunities each day to tour the shoreline in a zodiac or kayak, take a gentle short walk or long hike with a guide, snorkel, or enjoy an undersea experience on the National Geographic Endeavour's glass bottom boat.

The weeklong optional extension will be an exploration of an extraordinary melting pot of Peruvian history and culture. You will see the architectural achievements of the Incan empire including Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo, and the vast Sacsayhuamán Fortress. And you'll experience the decorative arts: pottery, textiles, jewelry, and sculpture that reveal the sophistication of their artisans. You'll discover firsthand how the past echoes through contemporary life. Expert guides will introduce you to the art, music, and cuisine of this remarkable country. And each night your active days end at a succession of gracious and elegant hotels.

NGC members participating in the optional post-voyage extension will be eligible to receive refresher credit for Gardening Studies School and/or Landscape Design School.

The price for Galapagos aboard the National Geographic Endeavour ranges from $6290 to $10,280, depending upon cabin category. The optional Peru extension is priced at $4990 double occupancy.

Click here for the tour brochure with full description.

For more information, contact:
Mary Ann Bryant, NGC Tours Chairman