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Inca Trail Family Holiday

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8
Product ID 
86 700
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Monday, December 1, 2014 - 14:35
14
Style 
FNP
Rating: Culture Shock 
 
 
 
 
 
Group Size Min 
2
Group Size Max 
16
11
Age Max 
0
Meal Count Breakfast 
13
Meal Count Lunch 
5
Meal Count Dinner 
3
CO2 Offset 
663
Transport 
Accommodation 
Included Activities 
Archaeological Museum
Location Start 
Lima
Location End 
Cusco
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Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Inca Empire as you trek the famous Inca Trail. Explore ancient ruins and walk through cloudforests before arriving at the mysterious citadel of Machu Picchu. Discover agricultural villages and ruins of the Sacred Valley on a mountain biking adventure. Marvel at Inca terracing, the salt flats of Maras and the fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Explore colourful Pisac Market, full of local handicrafts and souvenirs, before staying with a family to experience local culture first hand. Time spent at the ancient capital of Cuzco is the perfect contrast to the tranquility of the Andean mountains.
Location End (Country) 
Peru
Location Start (Country) 
Peru
Primary Country 
Peru
Countries 
Peru
Trip Validity 
Thursday, January 1, 2015 to Thursday, December 31, 2015
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Price: Per Day 
USD $192.50
CAD $198.57
AUD $194.64
EUR €133.93
GBP £112.50
NZD $217.14
ZAR R1,948.57
CHF FR162.14
USD $2,695.00
CAD $2,780.00
AUD $2,725.00
EUR €1,875.00
GBP £1,575.00
NZD $3,040.00
ZAR R27,280.00
CHF FR2,270.00
Price: Actual Price (twin share) 
Price: Extras 
Price: Kitty 
Price: Total (single rate) 
USD $2,695.00
CAD $2,780.00
AUD $2,725.00
EUR €1,875.00
GBP £1,575.00
NZD $3,040.00
ZAR R27,280.00
CHF FR2,270.00
Price: Total (twin share) 
Price: Deposit 
USD $250.00
CAD $250.00
AUD $250.00
EUR €250.00
GBP £250.00
NZD $250.00
ZAR R250.00
CHF FR250.00
Inca Trail Family Holiday trip map
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Trip Notes 

<div class="clearfix" id="TripNotePreviewTitleBar"><div id="TripNoteIntrepidLogo"></div><div id="TripNotePreviewLogo"></div></div><div id="TripNoteLastModified">Last Modified: 17 Dec 2014</div><div id="TripNoteTripTitle">Inca Trail Family Holiday</div><div id="TripNoteProductCode">Trip code: FNP</div><div id="TripNoteValidity">Validity: 01 Jan 2015 to 31 Dec 2015</div><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Table of Contents</div><table id="TripNoteTableOfContents"><tr><td><a href="#Style">Style</a></td><td><a href="#Importantnotes">Important notes</a></td><td><a href="#Visas">Visas</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Themes">Themes</a></td><td><a href="#Groupsize">Group size</a></td><td><a href="#Issuesonyourtrip">Issues on your trip</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Map">Map</a></td><td><a href="#Yourfellowtravellers">Your fellow travellers</a></td><td><a href="#Whattotake">What to take</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerary">Itinerary</a></td><td><a href="#Singletravellers">Single travellers</a></td><td><a href="#Health">Health</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Alsoavailabletopurchase">Also available to purchase</a></td><td><a href="#Accommodation">Accommodation</a></td><td><a href="#Safety">Safety</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerarydisclaimer">Itinerary disclaimer</a></td><td><a href="#Meals">Meals</a></td><td><a href="#Travelinsurance">Travel insurance</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Includedactivities">Included activities</a></td><td><a href="#Transport">Transport</a></td><td><a href="#ResponsibleTravel">Responsible Travel</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Optionalactivities">Optional activities</a></td><td><a href="#Joiningpoint">Joining point </a></td><td><a href="#Acoupleofrules">A couple of rules</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#MoneyExchange">Money Exchange</a></td><td><a href="#Arrivalcomplications">Arrival complications</a></td><td><a href="#TheIntrepidFoundation">The Intrepid Foundation</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Spendingmoney">Spending money</a></td><td><a href="#Finishpoint">Finish point </a></td><td><a href="#ResponsibleTravelprojects">Responsible Travel projects</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Tipping">Tipping</a></td><td><a href="#Emergencycontact">Emergency contact</a></td><td><a href="#Carbonoffset">Carbon offset</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Departuretax">Departure tax</a></td><td><a href="#Emergencyfunds">Emergency funds</a></td><td><a href="#Feedback">Feedback</a></td></tr></table><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div id="Introductiontocountry/location" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">With colonial charm, ancient Inca history and llamas around every corner, Peru is a destination with a difference. Explore the Andes one day, then hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu or dive into the Amazon the next. Peru has rewards to bestow on every type of traveller.</div></div><div id="Style" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Style</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Exodus</div></div><div id="Themes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Themes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Mixed-activity, Culture &amp; Discovery, Trek: point-to-point, Family group, Accom: hotel/lodge, Accom: camping</div></div><div id="Themesdescriptions" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div></div><div id="Map" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Map</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">[DoxHandler=96754]<br /></div></div><div id="Itinerary" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary</div></div><div id="Day1StartLima." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeadingFirstItem">Day 1 Start Lima.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Complimentary airport arrival transfer</li></ul></div></div></div><div id="Day2LimacitytourincludingtheCatacombsandArchaeologicalMuseum;flytoCuzco(3400m)." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 2 Lima city tour including the Catacombs and Archaeological Museum; fly to Cuzco (3400m).</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Archaeological Museum</li></ul></div></div></div><div id="Day3MorninghalfdayCuzcocitytourincludingthefortressofSacsayhuaman." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 3 Morning half day Cuzco city tour including the fortress of Sacsayhuaman.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day4FreedayCuzco." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 4 Free day Cuzco.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day5DiscovertheSacredValleyincludingPisacMarket." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 5 Discover the Sacred Valley including Pisac Market.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day6TrektoChinchero(3760m);overnighthomestayinanAndeanVillage." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 6 Trek to Chinchero (3760m); overnight homestay in an Andean Village.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day7MountainbikinginSacredValley,visitingtheSaltFlatsofMaras;continuetoOllantaytambo,thegatewaytotheIncaTrail." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 7 Mountain biking in Sacred Valley, visiting the Salt Flats of Maras; continue to Ollantaytambo, the gateway to the Inca Trail.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day8StarttheIncaTrailtrek." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 8 Start the Inca Trail trek.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day9SeconddayofIncaTrailtrek." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 9 Second day of Inca Trail trek.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day10ThirddayofIncaTrailtrek." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 10 Third day of Inca Trail trek.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day11FinaldayofIncaTrail;trektoIntiPunku(SunGate)forthefirstsightofMachuPicchu;transfertoAguasCalientes." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 11 Final day of Inca Trail; trek to Inti Punku (Sun Gate) for the first sight of Machu Picchu; transfer to Aguas Calientes.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Machu Picchu guided tour</li></ul></div></div></div><div id="Day12MorningfreeforfurtherexplorationofMachuPicchu;returntoCuzcobytrain." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 12 Morning free for further exploration of Machu Picchu; return to Cuzco by train.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day13FreedayCuzco." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 13 Free day Cuzco.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day14EndCuzco." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 14 End Cuzco.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchase" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Also available to purchase</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">For many of our trips we have other services or experiences that are also available to purchase to extend your trip or to make your holiday a little easier. Below is a list of other travel products you can purchase in conjunction with this trip. </div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchaselist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Inca Trail Family Holiday - Single supplement (FNP)</li></ul></div></div><div id="Wealsorecommendlist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul></ul></div></div><div id="Itinerarydisclaimer" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary disclaimer</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">We've allowed plenty of room for freedom and flexibility in our trips. In fact, flexibility is one of the ingredients that makes each of our trips so exciting. This style of travel offers us some unexpected circumstances at times, for example, bad weather and road conditions, technical defects of transportation, inconveniences caused by local operators and authorities, and other circumstances beyond our control. Changes in the program may be required to make the best of the unique situations that we encounter.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Overnight stops and driving distances each day may vary to best suit the needs of the group. Our described itineraries are to be used as a general guide only.</div></div><div id="Includedactivities" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Included activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Included activities are listed in the day-to-day itinerary, all other activities are optional and at your own expense. If you choose not to participate in the included activities on this itinerary, the cost will not be refunded.</div></div><div id="Optionalactivities" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Optional activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">A selection of optional activities are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only and are subject to availabilities. For our families we have priced an all inclusive package including entrance fees, transport and local guide where relevant to assist you with budgeting the exact amount required on tour. It may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination. The optional activities listed in your itinerary are activities that are available to you as a guideline and have been checked locally.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>The decision to partake in any activity not listed above is entirely at your own discretion and risk. If you do have any complaint about or problem with, any such optional activity your claim should be directed to the activity provider and not to us.</div></div><div id="MoneyExchange" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Money Exchange</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">The official currency of Peru is the Peruvian Nuevo Sol (PEN).<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Peruvian banks are allowed to reject dollar bills which are old, torn (more than one centimetre) and which have too many stamps on them. Please make sure you don't accept bills in such conditions as you may not be able to use them. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">MONEY EXCHANGE - LATIN AMERICA</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">With ATMs being widely available in major towns and cities, credit and debit cards are the best way to access money in Latin America (note though that charges are made for each transaction). Please check with your bank before departure that your card is accepted in the countries you are travelling to. Also ensure your bank is aware of your travel plans as - suspecting fraud - they may cancel your cards after the first few international transactions.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Be aware that your withdrawing limit may vary from country to country (regardless of your withdrawing limit in your home country) and it can be as low as the equivalent to US$100 per day.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>It's also advisable to carry some cash in small denominations bills, for those times when ATMs may not be available. US$ dollars is the most readily changeable currency.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>VERY IMPORTANT:<br />US$100 bills with serial number CB or BE and any other US$ bills that are old, torn, written or stamped on will not be accepted by local banks.</div></div><div id="Spendingmoney" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Spending money</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping, participating in optional activities, and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip. </div></div><div id="Tipping" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Tipping</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">If you are happy with the services provided a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid destinations. We recommend that any tips are given to the intended recipient by a member of your group, rather than collected and passed on by the group leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Restaurants: Tipping is not expected in local markets and basic restaurants. However if you wish to tip, round your bill up to the nearest 5%. In more up-market restaurants we suggest up to 10%-12% of your bill. Some restaurants already include tipping on the final amount, which should be shown on the bill as: propina, servicio or cubiertos.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Porters (if applicable): While on the Inca Trail or Community Trek, we suggest PEN80-120 for all porters, assistants and cook.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Your crew: Tipping is entirely voluntary. The crew may be travelling with you for many weeks and usually they become good friends with most members of the group. It is sometimes easy to forget that they do work hard to ensure that you do have a great trip. If you feel you would like to tip them, they certainly would appreciate it. On a number of our trips, we also use a local guide as well as our own crew. These guides live and travel with you through their home country and it is usual to tip them when they leave. We recommend USD10 to USD15 per person </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">LATIN AMERICA</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">If you're happy with the services provided a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it's of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid destinations.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>The following amounts are per person suggestions based on local considerations and feedback from our past travellers:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Restaurants: Local markets and basic restaurants - round your bill up to the nearest S/5. More up-market restaurants we suggest 10% to 15% of your bill.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Local guides: Throughout your trip you may at times have a local guide in addition to your tour leader. We suggest S/10 per passenger per day.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Drivers: You may have a range of drivers on your trip. Some may be with you for a short journey while others may be with you for several days. We suggest S./3 to S/6 per day for drivers.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Your Tour Leader: You may also consider tipping your tour leader for outstanding service throughout your trip. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline US$2-US$4 per person, per day can be used. Of course you are free to tip more or less as you see fit, depending on your perception of service quality and the length of your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>In total, we recommend you budget approx US$5-US$10 per day of your trip to cover tipping.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Over the years we have found that many of our travellers find the need for tipping to be both tiresome and embarrassing, especially if they don't have the correct small change. To overcome this, we have established a tipping kitty system. At your group meeting, your tour leader may discuss the idea of running a group tipping kitty, whereby everybody contributes an equal amount and then your tour leader pays the tips while keeping a running record of all monies spent (except restaurant tips). The record can be checked at any time and any money remaining at the end of the tour returned to group members.</div></div><div id="Departuretax" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Departure tax</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Please allow approximately US$4 for each domestic departure tax and US$31 for international departure tax from Peru.</div></div><div id="Importantnotes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Important notes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">DEMONSTRATIONS AND PROTESTS:<br />Demonstrations and protests, often in response to local labour or social issues, occur regularly throughout Peru. National strikes can be called at short notice and can cause disruption to road networks leading to inevitable itinerary changes. Intrepid does everything possible for these changes to be at little or no extra cost; however in such circumstances we find that travellers need to access part of, or the entire, emergency fund. Please read below for more information on this trip's emergency fund.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">INCA TREK DETAILS<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>There are 2 main trekking routes that we take. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>1. Classic Inca Trail<br />If you wish to trek the Classic Inca Trail, you must book it well in advance of travelling. As currently no more than 500 people (including support staff) per day are allowed on the Inca Trail obtaining Classic Inca Trail permits can be very hard. As soon as you decide that you want to do the Classic Inca Trail please contact us.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>In order to confirm a Classic Inca Trail permit, we require a deposit and the following passport information of the passport you will travel on:<br />- Full name (exactly as it appears on the passport)<br />- Date of birth<br />- Passport number<br />- Nationality<br />- Date of passport expiry &amp; place of issue<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Inconsistencies and/or changes between passport details provided at the time of booking and the passport you travel with will most likely result in you not being granted access to the Inca Trail. If for reasons outside your control you must change your passport (your passport gets stolen) after your Inca Trail permit has been purchased, please contact your booking agent immediately to attempt arrange an alternative permit (fees may apply)<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>2. The Moonstone Trek <br />When the Inca Trail permits are sold out, you can opt to hike the Moonstone Trail - with spectacular and diverse scenery this trek is an exceptional alternative to the very busy Inca Trail. Alternatively, travel by train through the picturesque Urubamba Valley to Aguas Calientes and enjoy some free time before joining the group at Machu Pivchu . Both options include a visit to Machu Picchu! Please contact us to arrange the one that suits you best!<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Also, as the Classic Inca Trail is closed during the month of February for its cleaning and maintenance, the Moonstone Trail will be hiked on all trips in which the hiking starts on or after the 01st of February to and including the 28th of February.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Upon receiving a request for a booking including the Classic Inca Trail, Intrepid will attempt to purchase the respective permit. If permits are not available then we will automatically put you on the Moonstone Trek. Please note that as Classic Inca Trail permits are non refundable and non transferable, any date change of a confirmed trip which includes the Classic Inca Trail will incur cancellation penalties. The rules and regulations controlling the Classic Inca Trail and Machu Picchu are continually changing and it is important to be aware of the issues detailed in this document before bookings and embarking on your adventure to Peru.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>3. Non-hike option<br />If you do not want to trek at all but want to take part in the Sacred Valley tour and guided tour of Machu Picchu, this can be organised. You will receive a refund from kitty for the unused part of the excursion. However if this is your preferred option, in order to obtain a refund you MUST inform Intrepid at the time of booking.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">The Inca trail closes in February to allow cleaning and restoration works. If the trek portion of your trip starts in February you will be automatically booked to hike the Intrepid alternative trek. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">MINIMUM AGE:<br />Age restrictions apply to this trip: minimum age 11.</div></div><div id="Groupsize" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group size</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Maximum of 16 travellers per group.</div></div><div id="Yourfellowtravellers" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Your fellow travellers</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">As you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travellers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group - patience with your fellow travellers is sometimes required for the benefit of everyone's travel experience. Remember too that you have responsibilities to the group. If you are requested to be at a place at a certain time, ensure that you don't keep the rest of the group waiting. We have found time and time again that the very best trips we operate are those where the dynamics within the group work well - this takes just a little effort on your part.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Due to privacy reasons we are unable to provide you with contact details and any personal information about your fellow travellers booked on your trip prior to departure. However you can download Intrepid's FREE Meet Up app to chat with your fellow travellers before your trip. Meet up, discuss your upcoming trip and share the excitement of planning for your adventure. For more information visit: www.intrepidtravel.com/meetup</div></div><div id="Singletravellers" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Single travellers</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and don't involve a compulsory single supplement. On our Family Adventures, single relatives or friends are welcome to travel along with a family. These single travellers share with people of the same gender for the duration of the trip and in accommodation ranging from twin to multishare. Please note that some of our itineraries have accommodation booked on a mixed gender share basis and where applicable this will be specified in our Trip Notes. On a selection of our Comfort and Original style trips, you have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure that you have your own room (where available). Please note that this only applies to accommodation during the tour - pre-trip and post-trip accommodation will be booked on a single room basis.</div></div><div id="Accommodation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nts)</div></div><div id="Accommodationdescription" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Due to energy supply and timing provisions being limited in some places, please be prepared for some cold showers. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">The style of accommodation indicated in the day-to-day itinerary is a guideline. On rare occasions, alternative arrangements may need to be made due to the lack of availability of rooms in your selected accommodation. A similar standard of accommodation will be used in these instances. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">GENERAL ROOMING CONFIGURATIONS:<br />Family of two - All family groupings of two will be put into a twin room.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Family of three - Wherever possible we will put you in a triple room. Please be aware that in some places triple rooms are in short supply. This means that, in practice, a triple room will often simply be a twin room with a mattress on the floor or a further bed squashed in. Where it is impossible to provide a triple room, you will have to decide which of your party takes the single room.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Family of four or more - You will most likely stay in two twin rooms. If and wherever possible we will aim put you in a quadruple room. Whilst we will do our very best to ensure that families are roomed close together (in some cases, we can arrange adjoining rooms), we can’t guarantee this. Most family holidays occur during peak season and we sometimes have little to no control over where you will be put. You need to come prepared for this.</div></div><div id="Meals" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">13 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 3 Dinners</div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Budget for meals not included:</div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded-auto" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">USD 400.00</div></div><div id="Mealdescription" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Breakfasts are often simple (bread, butter, jam, coffee / tea and juice would be most common).</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Meals on the Inca Trail are prepared by the trek cook.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">All meals while camping are included.</div></div><div id="Transport" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Transport</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Minibus, Plane, Train</div></div><div id="Joiningpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Joining point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Antigua Miraflores Htl</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Avenida Grau 350 </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Miraflores</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Lima</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">PERU</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Phone: +511 2012060</div></div><div id="Arrivalcomplications" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Arrival complications</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">We don't expect any problems (and nor should you) but if for any reason you are unable to commence your group trip as scheduled, please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your group leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Please also make sure have a copy of the local operator's emergency phone numbers from our Emergency Contact section of these trip notes.</div></div><div id="Finishpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Finish point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Garcilaso Htl</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Cl. Garcilaso 233, Cusco </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Cusco</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">PERU</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div></div><div id="Emergencycontact" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Emergency contact</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">In the case of a genuine crisis or emergency, Intrepid's Peru Operations Office can be reached on:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Outside Peru: +51 99605 5559 or +51 97009 4823<br />From within Peru: 996 055 559 or 970 094 823<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>For all other enquiries please contact our Reservations department which is open 24 hours, 6 days per week. For further contact details please use the following page: </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/contact/">www.intrepidtravel.com/... /></div></div><div id="Emergencyfunds" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Emergency funds</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Please also make sure you have access to an additional US$400, to be used when unforeseen incidents or circumstances outside our control (eg. a natural disaster, civil unrest or an outbreak of bird flu) necessitate a change to our planned route.</div></div><div id="Visas" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Visas</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. The visa requirements for your trip vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. As a general rule most countries expect that you will have at least 6 months' validity on your passport. On arrival visitors may be asked to present return tickets and evidence of means to cover your intended stay. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>We keep the following information up to date as much as possible, but rules do change - it's important that you check for yourself. Residents from other countries must consult the relevant embassies or your travel agent.</div></div><div id="Visaspecifics" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">PERU TOURIST VISA<br />Australia: Not required<br />Belgium: Not required<br />Canada: Not required<br />Germany: Not required<br />Ireland: Not required<br />Netherlands: Not required<br />New Zealand: Not required<br />South Africa: Not required<br />Switzerland: Not required<br />United Kingdom: Not required<br />United States: Not required</div></div><div id="Issuesonyourtrip" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Issues on your trip</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or our local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>We recognise that there may be times when your group leader/local partner may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the leader to speak to their direct manager.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. But we do ask you to be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is complete.</div></div><div id="Whattotake" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">What to take</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">CLIMATE &amp; CLOTHING:<br />Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night. Please pack accordingly.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">CAMPING EQUIPMENT:<br />Sleeping Bag - Check the expected climate en route. Nights in desert and mountain regions can be very cold in winter months. One that zips down all one side is useful for warm nights and a sleeping bag liner for cold nights.<br />Mattress or compressed foam - Compressed foams are the lightest, most convenient but probably the least comfortable. Self inflating mattresses are convenient, comfortable, light and small when rolled up; they are more expensive and do puncture so bring a suitable repair kit.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">WATER BOTTLE:<br />Consider bringing your own water bottle to refill along the way. We recommend at least a 1.5litre capacity. The sale of bottled water contributes to an enormous environmental problem around the world. In addition to the water in bottles, the production of a 1 litre plastic bottle takes 2 litres of water and 200ml of oil. A large proportion end up in limited landfill or discarded in waterways and natural environments.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">VALUABLES:<br />Please try to avoid bringing unnecessary valuables, and use your hotel safe and the safe on the overland truck to store the bulk of your money, passport, and airline tickets. It’s also a good idea to purchase a money belt or pouch that is easily hidden.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>We strongly recommend that you photocopy all important documents e.g. air tickets, passport, vaccination certificate, etc. and keep the copies separate from the originals. While not valid, a photocopy makes it very much easier to obtain replacements if necessary. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">While trekking, boiled or safe water is available for drinking. However, you should also carry a water purification method. Options include:<br />- purification tablets available from camping stores or pharmacies eg. Micropur.<br />- 2% tincture of iodine, available from pharmacies, used at 4 drops per litre of water and left for at least 20 minutes - longer in very cold weather.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">HIKING IN PERU.<br />The evening before you start your trek, you will be given a small duffle bag to pack your clothes for the next four days. Your weight allowance is 6 kg max. While you hike, the bulk of your luggage will be stored at your hotel in Cuzco. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Your team of porters will carry your duffle bag for you, together with the food and camping gear. It's important to be aware that you will not have access to your items in the duffle bag until the end of each day, as the porters will always be ahead of the group.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>For during the trek, you need a day pack big enough to carry personal belongings such as a warm jacket, a rain jacket, your camera, sun cream, snacks, water, etc. Usually a 30 to 50 litres capacity back pack is big enough.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Sleeping bags can be hired locally for approximately US$18. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Hiking poles can be hired locally for approximately US$14<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Rain ponchos can be purchased in Cuzco for a couple of dollars.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">FOOTWEAR FOR TREKKING<br />A full day trek is included on this tour. Please ensure you pack comfortable shoes (preferably not brand new, as this can lead to blisters) that are fully enclosed and are comfortable for you to walk in for an entire day. Please note sneakers or runners should be fine, as long as they are comfortable.</div></div><div id="Health" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Health</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">All Intrepid travellers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Please note that if, in the opinion of our group leader or local guide, any traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, Intrepid reserves the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations and anti-malarial requirements before departure. We recommend that you carry a first aid kit as well as any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses) as they may not easily be obtained at the locations on this trip. For legal reasons our leaders and guides are prohibited from administering any type of drugs including headache tablets and antibiotics. Please ensure that you are adequately prepared.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">DRINKING WATER: <br />As a rule we recommend you don't drink tap water, even in hotels, as it contains much higher levels of different minerals than the water you may have at home. For local people this is not a problem as their bodies are used to this and can cope, but for visitors drinking the tap water can result in illness. Generally this isn't serious, an upset stomach being the only symptom, but it's enough to spoil a day or two of your holiday. Bottled water is widely available and your leader can recommend safe alternatives when available. Water consumption should be about 3 litres a day. Rehydration salts, motion sickness tablets, and diarrhoea blockers are available from many pharmacies.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">ALTITUDE SICKNESS: <br />Parts of your trip go above 2800 metres / 9200 feet where it is common for travellers to experience some adverse health effects due to the altitude - regardless of your age, gender and fitness. It even happened to Sir Edmund Hillary!<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Before your trip:<br />Some pre-existing medical conditions are known to severely worsen at high altitude and be difficult to adequately treat on the ground, leading to more serious consequences. It is imperative that you discuss your pre-existing medical condition/s with your doctor. We understand certain medications are reported to aid acclimatizing to high altitude. Please discuss these options with your doctor.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>During your trip. <br />While our leaders have basic first aid training and are aware of the closest medical facilities, it is very important that you are aware of the cause and effects of travelling at altitude, monitor your health and seek assistance accordingly.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Please read the following document carefully and, during your trip, utilise the table on the back daily to record your own perspective of your general health and any symptoms you may experience:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>http://d3oxn90f3yphmd.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/file_attach/527... id="Safety" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Safety</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">HIKING THE INCA TRAIL OR MOONSTONE TRAIL:<br />In accordance with local laws governing tourism in Peru, trekking groups of up to and including 8 trekkers will be led by one local guide. The evacuation of an injured traveller in normal conditions may take more than 8 hours. For your own safety, it's crucial that you adhere to the local guide's safety instructions, particularly in regard to how to prevent trekkers getting separated or lost. Your leader will also conduct a brief safety discussion before our trekking activity.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>On the Moonstone Trail, a horse is available to aid the evacuation of an injured traveller (horses are not allowed on the Inca Trail). This resource is not part of the activity itself, may be up to an hours walk away and should not be expected to assist travellers simply wanting a rest from trekking. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. Please refer to our website's safety page for links to major travel advisories and updates on safety issues affecting our trip.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe-keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of our hotels have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Your leader will accompany you on all included activities, however during your trip you'll have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your group leader will assist you with the available options in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your Intrepid itinerary, and Intrepid makes no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgement when selecting an activity in your free time. Please also note that your group leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it's deemed necessary due to safety concerns.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>For more details on the type of conditions and safety standards you can expect on your trip, please refer to Intrepid's operational safety policy on our website. We recommend that you take a moment to read through this information before travelling, and would appreciate any feedback on how well it's being implemented in the field:</div></div><div id="Travelinsurance" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Travel insurance</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>When travelling on a group trip, you won't be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and the insurance company's 24 hour emergency contact number has been seen by your leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>If you have credit card insurance your group leader will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Please go to our website for links to various travel insurance providers:</div></div><div id="ResponsibleTravel" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Responsible Travel</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">We believe strongly in low impact or rather positive impact tourism. Broadly speaking this means that we try to minimise the negative aspects of tourism on the local cultures and environments that we visit and highlight the positive aspects. Please visit our website for further details and suggestions on how you can be a responsible traveller:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Latin Americans can be very conscious of appearance so try to be casual but conservative in your dress. Outside of beach areas halter tops and very short shorts should not be worn. When visiting churches or religious sites shoulders and knees should be covered.</div></div><div id="Acoupleofrules" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">A couple of rules</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on our trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land, but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for Intrepid travellers. Intrepid's philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular, the local people who make our destinations such special places. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our group leader has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.</div></div><div id="TheIntrepidFoundation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">The Intrepid Foundation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Since Intrepid Travel commenced operating in 1989 we've been committed to giving something back to the communities we visit. One way has been through our support for local humanitarian, development and conservation projects. Many of our travellers want to contribute something too. Whilst it is often tempting to give hand-outs to those less fortunate, this has the potential to promote a culture of begging and dependency. Handouts are not a sustainable way for individuals or communities to live. That’s why we established The Intrepid Foundation – to make it easier for travellers wishing to give back to communities in an effective and meaningful way. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>The Intrepid Foundation is a not-for-profit fund offering a selection of excellent grassroots organisations which you can contribute to. All donations to The Intrepid Foundation will be matched by Intrepid Travel dollar for dollar (up to AU$5,000 per donor and a total of AU$400,000 for all donors in each financial year). And every cent gets there as Intrepid Travel pays for all the administration costs. Donating is simple and secure. Please ask your group leader for information on the projects we support through The Intrepid Foundation or go to our website:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.theintrepidfoundation.org/">www.theintrepidfoundation.org</a><br /></div></div><div id="ResponsibleTravelprojects" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Responsible Travel projects</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Organisations and projects currently supported by The Intrepid Foundation in Peru include:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>* Living Heart focuses on improving the education, nutrition and health of disadvantaged Andean women and children near Cusco. Currently they provide free breakfasts, assist local schools with educational supplies and organise visits by doctors and nurses. They are also raising funds to build homes for orphaned children and abused women and children. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>*Project Peru aims to break the circle of poverty, offering opportunities through education, independence through responsibility, and dignity through employment. Up to fifty children between the ages of 3 -18 are housed in the refuge located in Zapallal, a desert shanty town of Lima. These children come from extreme poverty or great moral risk.</div></div><div id="Carbonoffset" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Carbon offset</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Carbon Offset C02-e 663.00 kgs per pax.</div></div><div id="Feedback" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Feedback</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">After your travels, we want to hear from you! We rely on your feedback. We read it carefully. Feedback helps us understand what we are doing well and what we could be doing better. It allows us to make improvements for future travellers. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Remember that once you’ve left your feedback you’ll automatically be entered into our monthly draw for a US$500 (or equivalent in your local currency) travel voucher. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/feedback/">Leave your feedback here - www.intrepidtravel.com/feedback</a><br /></div></div>

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  • 8 nights comfortable hotels, 3 nights camping, 1 night homestay and 1 night basic hotel. All hotels have en suite facilities, most are centrally located and have colonial charm. While camping there will be a toilet tent and separate dining tent but no hot running water. The homestay has basic shared facilities.
  • Transport: minibus, boat, train, 1 internal flight, bicycle and on foot
  • Good level of fitness required
  • Time spent at altitude
  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners.
  • All accommodation (see below)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Sleeping mat for Inca Trail duration
  • All mountain biking equipment
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
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  • Most of the trip takes place in the highlands: late December to March to is the wet season, and May to September is generally dry, the other months are transitional. Andean weather, particularly in this area, is notoriously fickle at any time of year: on good days the sky is bright and clear with strong sunshine in the mornings, sometimes clouding over as the day progresses. At any time of year cloud may come rolling up from the Amazon basin, obscuring the view or bringing rain, snow or rapid changes. Nights can be very cold, but rarely below freezing.

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Trek Peru's famous Inca Trail to the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu

All breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners are included. All meals are provided during the Inca Trail Trek and whilst at the village homestay, and breakfast is included throughout the tour (on all days). Hotel breakfasts are normally simple (bread, butter, jam / tea and juice are most common). During the Inca Trail trek your guides and porters will erect a dining tent and will prepare simple hearty meals for you. Vegetarians can usually be catered for throughout, as can most special diets, but you should advise us in advance if you have any special dietary requirements.
This tour is operated in partnership with our sister company The Family Adventure Company (TFAC), as such the group may be a mixture of Exodus and TFAC clients. This trip is booked through Exodus and you will receive the same award winning customer service that you are used to. TFAC operate with the same core principles used by Exodus and champion the benefits of small group travel. We consider the Inca Trail as 'moderate/challenging' and this tour is designed for families with older (teenage) children in mind. Although you may walk for up to seven hours a day and the route involves considerable ascent and descent, it can be done by anyone in reasonable health and with the will to witness the splendid sight of Machu Picchu. This trip spends time at altitude which although well-paced, can cause shortness of breath, headaches and sleeplessness; Please refer to the Altitude Warning in the trip notes for further details. Heat, altitude and rough roads can also be tiring. There is one day of mountain biking in the Sacred Valley for which all equipment is provided. The pace and route will be adjusted to suit the ages and abilities of the group but usually covers approximately 30-35km. Biking terrain will range from relatively flat gravel/dirt roads to single track pathways and the occasional more challenging short climb and off-road downhill section. There will be a support vehicle throughout, and anyone not wishing to cycle can ride in the vehicle. Although we accept children aged 11 or over on this trip, it is very important that you know your child's limitations and are confident that they are able to manage all of the activities on the itinerary, including the hike to Machu Picchu which involves long days walking (5-7 hours each day) and steep climbs in parts. Although not anticipated, occasionally your leader may have to adapt the itinerary to allow for weather or protest/strike action and road blocks, which are not uncommon in Peru.
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<div class="clearfix" id="TripNotePreviewTitleBar"><div id="TripNoteIntrepidLogo"></div><div id="TripNotePreviewLogo"></div></div><div id="TripNoteLastModified">Last Modified: 17 Dec 2014</div><div id="TripNoteTripTitle">Inca Trail Family Holiday</div><div id="TripNoteProductCode">Trip code: FNP</div><div id="TripNoteValidity">Validity: 01 Jan 2015 to 31 Dec 2015</div><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Table of Contents</div><table id="TripNoteTableOfContents"><tr><td><a href="#Style">Style</a></td><td><a href="#Importantnotes">Important notes</a></td><td><a href="#Visas">Visas</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Themes">Themes</a></td><td><a href="#Groupsize">Group size</a></td><td><a href="#Issuesonyourtrip">Issues on your trip</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Map">Map</a></td><td><a href="#Yourfellowtravellers">Your fellow travellers</a></td><td><a href="#Whattotake">What to take</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerary">Itinerary</a></td><td><a href="#Singletravellers">Single travellers</a></td><td><a href="#Health">Health</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Alsoavailabletopurchase">Also available to purchase</a></td><td><a href="#Accommodation">Accommodation</a></td><td><a href="#Safety">Safety</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerarydisclaimer">Itinerary disclaimer</a></td><td><a href="#Meals">Meals</a></td><td><a href="#Travelinsurance">Travel insurance</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Includedactivities">Included activities</a></td><td><a href="#Transport">Transport</a></td><td><a href="#ResponsibleTravel">Responsible Travel</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Optionalactivities">Optional activities</a></td><td><a href="#AlternateJoiningpoint">Alternate Joining point </a></td><td><a href="#Acoupleofrules">A couple of rules</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#MoneyExchange">Money Exchange</a></td><td><a href="#Arrivalcomplications">Arrival complications</a></td><td><a href="#TheIntrepidFoundation">The Intrepid Foundation</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Spendingmoney">Spending money</a></td><td><a href="#AlternateFinishpoint">Alternate Finish point </a></td><td><a href="#ResponsibleTravelprojects">Responsible Travel projects</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Tipping">Tipping</a></td><td><a href="#Emergencycontact">Emergency contact</a></td><td><a href="#Carbonoffset">Carbon offset</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Departuretax">Departure tax</a></td><td><a href="#Emergencyfunds">Emergency funds</a></td><td><a href="#Feedback">Feedback</a></td></tr></table><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div id="Introductiontocountry/location" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >With colonial charm, ancient Inca history and llamas around every corner, Peru is a destination with a difference. Explore the Andes one day, then hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu or dive into the Amazon the next. Peru has rewards to bestow on every type of traveller.</div></div><div id="Style" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Style</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Exodus</div></div><div id="Themes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Themes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Mixed-activity, Culture &amp; Discovery, Trek: point-to-point, Family group, Accom: hotel/lodge, Accom: camping</div></div><div id="Themesdescriptions" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div></div><div id="Map" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Map</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >[DoxHandler=96754]<br /></div></div><div id="Itinerary" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary</div></div><div id="Day1PreDay1Title" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeadingFirstItem">Day 1 Pre Day 1 Title</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day1FlytoLima." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 1 Fly to Lima.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day2LimacitytourincludingtheCatacombsandArchaeologicalMuseum;flytoCuzco(3400m)." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 2 Lima city tour including the Catacombs and Archaeological Museum; fly to Cuzco (3400m).</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Archaeological Museum</li></ul></div></div></div><div id="Day3MorninghalfdayCuzcocitytourincludingthefortressofSacsayhuaman." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 3 Morning half day Cuzco city tour including the fortress of Sacsayhuaman.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day4FreedayCuzco." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 4 Free day Cuzco.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day5DiscovertheSacredValleyincludingPisacMarket." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 5 Discover the Sacred Valley including Pisac Market.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day6TrektoChinchero(3760m);overnighthomestayinanAndeanVillage." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 6 Trek to Chinchero (3760m); overnight homestay in an Andean Village.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day7MountainbikinginSacredValley,visitingtheSaltFlatsofMaras;continuetoOllantaytambo,thegatewaytotheIncaTrail." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 7 Mountain biking in Sacred Valley, visiting the Salt Flats of Maras; continue to Ollantaytambo, the gateway to the Inca Trail.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day8StarttheIncaTrailtrek." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 8 Start the Inca Trail trek.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day9SeconddayofIncaTrailtrek." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 9 Second day of Inca Trail trek.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day10ThirddayofIncaTrailtrek." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 10 Third day of Inca Trail trek.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day11FinaldayofIncaTrail;trektoIntiPunku(SunGate)forthefirstsightofMachuPicchu;transfertoAguasCalientes." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 11 Final day of Inca Trail; trek to Inti Punku (Sun Gate) for the first sight of Machu Picchu; transfer to Aguas Calientes.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Machu Picchu guided tour</li></ul></div></div></div><div id="Day12MorningfreeforfurtherexplorationofMachuPicchu;returntoCuzcobytrain." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 12 Morning free for further exploration of Machu Picchu; return to Cuzco by train.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day13FreedayCuzco." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 13 Free day Cuzco.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day14DepartCuzco." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 14 Depart Cuzco.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day15ArriveLondon." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 15 Arrive London.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchase" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Also available to purchase</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >For many of our trips we have other services or experiences that are also available to purchase to extend your trip or to make your holiday a little easier. Below is a list of other travel products you can purchase in conjunction with this trip. </div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchaselist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Inca Trail Family Holiday - Single supplement (FNP)</li></ul></div></div><div id="Wealsorecommendlist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul></ul></div></div><div id="Itinerarydisclaimer" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary disclaimer</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >We've allowed plenty of room for freedom and flexibility in our trips. In fact, flexibility is one of the ingredients that makes each of our trips so exciting. This style of travel offers us some unexpected circumstances at times, for example, bad weather and road conditions, technical defects of transportation, inconveniences caused by local operators and authorities, and other circumstances beyond our control. Changes in the program may be required to make the best of the unique situations that we encounter.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Overnight stops and driving distances each day may vary to best suit the needs of the group. Our described itineraries are to be used as a general guide only.</div></div><div id="Includedactivities" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Included activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Included activities are listed in the day-to-day itinerary, all other activities are optional and at your own expense. If you choose not to participate in the included activities on this itinerary, the cost will not be refunded.</div></div><div id="Optionalactivities" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Optional activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >A selection of optional activities are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only and are subject to availabilities. For our families we have priced an all inclusive package including entrance fees, transport and local guide where relevant to assist you with budgeting the exact amount required on tour. It may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination. The optional activities listed in your itinerary are activities that are available to you as a guideline and have been checked locally.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>The decision to partake in any activity not listed above is entirely at your own discretion and risk. If you do have any complaint about or problem with, any such optional activity your claim should be directed to the activity provider and not to us.</div></div><div id="MoneyExchange" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Money Exchange</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >The official currency of Peru is the Peruvian Nuevo Sol (PEN).<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Peruvian banks are allowed to reject dollar bills which are old, torn (more than one centimetre) and which have too many stamps on them. Please make sure you don't accept bills in such conditions as you may not be able to use them. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >MONEY EXCHANGE - LATIN AMERICA</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >With ATMs being widely available in major towns and cities, credit and debit cards are the best way to access money in Latin America (note though that charges are made for each transaction). Please check with your bank before departure that your card is accepted in the countries you are travelling to. Also ensure your bank is aware of your travel plans as - suspecting fraud - they may cancel your cards after the first few international transactions.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Be aware that your withdrawing limit may vary from country to country (regardless of your withdrawing limit in your home country) and it can be as low as the equivalent to US$100 per day.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>It's also advisable to carry some cash in small denominations bills, for those times when ATMs may not be available. US$ dollars is the most readily changeable currency.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>VERY IMPORTANT:<BR/>US$100 bills with serial number CB or BE and any other US$ bills that are old, torn, written or stamped on will not be accepted by local banks.</div></div><div id="Spendingmoney" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Spending money</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping, participating in optional activities, and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip. </div></div><div id="Tipping" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Tipping</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >If you are happy with the services provided a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid destinations. We recommend that any tips are given to the intended recipient by a member of your group, rather than collected and passed on by the group leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Restaurants: Tipping is not expected in local markets and basic restaurants. However if you wish to tip, round your bill up to the nearest 5%. In more up-market restaurants we suggest up to 10%-12% of your bill. Some restaurants already include tipping on the final amount, which should be shown on the bill as: propina, servicio or cubiertos.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Porters (if applicable): While on the Inca Trail or Community Trek, we suggest PEN80-120 for all porters, assistants and cook.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Your crew: Tipping is entirely voluntary. The crew may be travelling with you for many weeks and usually they become good friends with most members of the group. It is sometimes easy to forget that they do work hard to ensure that you do have a great trip. If you feel you would like to tip them, they certainly would appreciate it. On a number of our trips, we also use a local guide as well as our own crew. These guides live and travel with you through their home country and it is usual to tip them when they leave. We recommend USD10 to USD15 per person </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >LATIN AMERICA</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >If you're happy with the services provided a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it's of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid destinations.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>The following amounts are per person suggestions based on local considerations and feedback from our past travellers:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Restaurants: Local markets and basic restaurants - round your bill up to the nearest S/5. More up-market restaurants we suggest 10% to 15% of your bill.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Local guides: Throughout your trip you may at times have a local guide in addition to your tour leader. We suggest S/10 per passenger per day.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Drivers: You may have a range of drivers on your trip. Some may be with you for a short journey while others may be with you for several days. We suggest S./3 to S/6 per day for drivers.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Your Tour Leader: You may also consider tipping your tour leader for outstanding service throughout your trip. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline US$2-US$4 per person, per day can be used. Of course you are free to tip more or less as you see fit, depending on your perception of service quality and the length of your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>In total, we recommend you budget approx US$5-US$10 per day of your trip to cover tipping.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Over the years we have found that many of our travellers find the need for tipping to be both tiresome and embarrassing, especially if they don't have the correct small change. To overcome this, we have established a tipping kitty system. At your group meeting, your tour leader may discuss the idea of running a group tipping kitty, whereby everybody contributes an equal amount and then your tour leader pays the tips while keeping a running record of all monies spent (except restaurant tips). The record can be checked at any time and any money remaining at the end of the tour returned to group members.</div></div><div id="Departuretax" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Departure tax</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Please allow approximately US$4 for each domestic departure tax and US$31 for international departure tax from Peru.</div></div><div id="Importantnotes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Important notes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >DEMONSTRATIONS AND PROTESTS:<BR/>Demonstrations and protests, often in response to local labour or social issues, occur regularly throughout Peru. National strikes can be called at short notice and can cause disruption to road networks leading to inevitable itinerary changes. Intrepid does everything possible for these changes to be at little or no extra cost; however in such circumstances we find that travellers need to access part of, or the entire, emergency fund. Please read below for more information on this trip's emergency fund.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >INCA TREK DETAILS<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>There are 2 main trekking routes that we take. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>1. Classic Inca Trail<BR/>If you wish to trek the Classic Inca Trail, you must book it well in advance of travelling. As currently no more than 500 people (including support staff) per day are allowed on the Inca Trail obtaining Classic Inca Trail permits can be very hard. As soon as you decide that you want to do the Classic Inca Trail please contact us.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>In order to confirm a Classic Inca Trail permit, we require a deposit and the following passport information of the passport you will travel on:<BR/>- Full name (exactly as it appears on the passport)<BR/>- Date of birth<BR/>- Passport number<BR/>- Nationality<BR/>- Date of passport expiry &amp; place of issue<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Inconsistencies and/or changes between passport details provided at the time of booking and the passport you travel with will most likely result in you not being granted access to the Inca Trail. If for reasons outside your control you must change your passport (your passport gets stolen) after your Inca Trail permit has been purchased, please contact your booking agent immediately to attempt arrange an alternative permit (fees may apply)<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>2. The Moonstone Trek <BR/>When the Inca Trail permits are sold out, you can opt to hike the Moonstone Trail - with spectacular and diverse scenery this trek is an exceptional alternative to the very busy Inca Trail. Alternatively, travel by train through the picturesque Urubamba Valley to Aguas Calientes and enjoy some free time before joining the group at Machu Pivchu . Both options include a visit to Machu Picchu! Please contact us to arrange the one that suits you best!<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Also, as the Classic Inca Trail is closed during the month of February for its cleaning and maintenance, the Moonstone Trail will be hiked on all trips in which the hiking starts on or after the 01st of February to and including the 28th of February.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Upon receiving a request for a booking including the Classic Inca Trail, Intrepid will attempt to purchase the respective permit. If permits are not available then we will automatically put you on the Moonstone Trek. Please note that as Classic Inca Trail permits are non refundable and non transferable, any date change of a confirmed trip which includes the Classic Inca Trail will incur cancellation penalties. The rules and regulations controlling the Classic Inca Trail and Machu Picchu are continually changing and it is important to be aware of the issues detailed in this document before bookings and embarking on your adventure to Peru.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>3. Non-hike option<BR/>If you do not want to trek at all but want to take part in the Sacred Valley tour and guided tour of Machu Picchu, this can be organised. You will receive a refund from kitty for the unused part of the excursion. However if this is your preferred option, in order to obtain a refund you MUST inform Intrepid at the time of booking.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >The Inca trail closes in February to allow cleaning and restoration works. If the trek portion of your trip starts in February you will be automatically booked to hike the Intrepid alternative trek. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >MINIMUM AGE:<BR/>Age restrictions apply to this trip: minimum age 11.</div></div><div id="Groupsize" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group size</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Maximum of 16 travellers per group.</div></div><div id="Yourfellowtravellers" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Your fellow travellers</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >As you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travellers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group - patience with your fellow travellers is sometimes required for the benefit of everyone's travel experience. Remember too that you have responsibilities to the group. If you are requested to be at a place at a certain time, ensure that you don't keep the rest of the group waiting. We have found time and time again that the very best trips we operate are those where the dynamics within the group work well - this takes just a little effort on your part.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Due to privacy reasons we are unable to provide you with contact details and any personal information about your fellow travellers booked on your trip prior to departure. However you can download Intrepid's FREE Meet Up app to chat with your fellow travellers before your trip. Meet up, discuss your upcoming trip and share the excitement of planning for your adventure. For more information visit: www.intrepidtravel.com/meetup</div></div><div id="Singletravellers" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Single travellers</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and don't involve a compulsory single supplement. On our Family Adventures, single relatives or friends are welcome to travel along with a family. These single travellers share with people of the same gender for the duration of the trip and in accommodation ranging from twin to multishare. Please note that some of our itineraries have accommodation booked on a mixed gender share basis and where applicable this will be specified in our Trip Notes. On a selection of our Comfort and Original style trips, you have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure that you have your own room (where available). Please note that this only applies to accommodation during the tour - pre-trip and post-trip accommodation will be booked on a single room basis.</div></div><div id="Accommodation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nts)</div></div><div id="Accommodationdescription" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Due to energy supply and timing provisions being limited in some places, please be prepared for some cold showers. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >The style of accommodation indicated in the day-to-day itinerary is a guideline. On rare occasions, alternative arrangements may need to be made due to the lack of availability of rooms in your selected accommodation. A similar standard of accommodation will be used in these instances. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >GENERAL ROOMING CONFIGURATIONS:<BR/>Family of two - All family groupings of two will be put into a twin room.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Family of three - Wherever possible we will put you in a triple room. Please be aware that in some places triple rooms are in short supply. This means that, in practice, a triple room will often simply be a twin room with a mattress on the floor or a further bed squashed in. Where it is impossible to provide a triple room, you will have to decide which of your party takes the single room.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Family of four or more - You will most likely stay in two twin rooms. If and wherever possible we will aim put you in a quadruple room. Whilst we will do our very best to ensure that families are roomed close together (in some cases, we can arrange adjoining rooms), we can’t guarantee this. Most family holidays occur during peak season and we sometimes have little to no control over where you will be put. You need to come prepared for this.</div></div><div id="Meals" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >13 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 3 Dinners</div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Budget for meals not included:</div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded-auto" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >USD 400.00</div></div><div id="Mealdescription" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Breakfasts are often simple (bread, butter, jam, coffee / tea and juice would be most common).</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Meals on the Inca Trail are prepared by the trek cook.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >All meals while camping are included.</div></div><div id="Transport" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Transport</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Minibus, Plane, Train</div></div><div id="AlternateJoiningpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Alternate Joining point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >For trips departing on the following dates, use this joining point. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >04 Apr 2015 (FNP150404), 11 Apr 2015 (FNP150411), 13 Jun 2015 (FNP150613), 27 Jun 2015 (FNP150627), 04 Jul 2015 (FNP150704), 18 Jul 2015 (FNP150718), 25 Jul 2015 (FNP150725), 01 Aug 2015 (FNP150801), 08 Aug 2015 (FNP150808), 26 Mar 2016 (FNP160326), 02 Apr 2016 (FNP160402), 11 Jun 2016 (FNP160611), 25 Jun 2016 (FNP160625), 02 Jul 2016 (FNP160702), 16 Jul 2016 (FNP160716), 23 Jul 2016 (FNP160723), 30 Jul 2016 (FNP160730), 06 Aug 2016 (FNP160806), 13 Aug 2016 (FNP160813)</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London, All Airports</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" > </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >UNITED KINGDOM</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div></div><div id="Arrivalcomplications" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Arrival complications</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >We don't expect any problems (and nor should you) but if for any reason you are unable to commence your group trip as scheduled, please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your group leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Please also make sure have a copy of the local operator's emergency phone numbers from our Emergency Contact section of these trip notes.</div></div><div id="AlternateFinishpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Alternate Finish point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >For trips departing on the following dates, use this finish point. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >04 Apr 2015 (FNP150404), 11 Apr 2015 (FNP150411), 13 Jun 2015 (FNP150613), 27 Jun 2015 (FNP150627), 04 Jul 2015 (FNP150704), 18 Jul 2015 (FNP150718), 25 Jul 2015 (FNP150725), 01 Aug 2015 (FNP150801), 08 Aug 2015 (FNP150808), 26 Mar 2016 (FNP160326), 02 Apr 2016 (FNP160402), 11 Jun 2016 (FNP160611), 25 Jun 2016 (FNP160625), 02 Jul 2016 (FNP160702), 16 Jul 2016 (FNP160716), 23 Jul 2016 (FNP160723), 30 Jul 2016 (FNP160730), 06 Aug 2016 (FNP160806), 13 Aug 2016 (FNP160813)</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London, All Airports</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" > </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >UNITED KINGDOM</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div></div><div id="Emergencycontact" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Emergency contact</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >In the case of a genuine crisis or emergency, Intrepid's Peru Operations Office can be reached on:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Outside Peru: +51 99605 5559 or +51 97009 4823<BR/>From within Peru: 996 055 559 or 970 094 823<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>For all other enquiries please contact our Reservations department which is open 24 hours, 6 days per week. For further contact details please use the following page: </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/contact/">www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/contact/</a><br /></div></div><div id="Emergencyfunds" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Emergency funds</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Please also make sure you have access to an additional US$400, to be used when unforeseen incidents or circumstances outside our control (eg. a natural disaster, civil unrest or an outbreak of bird flu) necessitate a change to our planned route.</div></div><div id="Visas" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Visas</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. The visa requirements for your trip vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. As a general rule most countries expect that you will have at least 6 months' validity on your passport. On arrival visitors may be asked to present return tickets and evidence of means to cover your intended stay. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>We keep the following information up to date as much as possible, but rules do change - it's important that you check for yourself. Residents from other countries must consult the relevant embassies or your travel agent.</div></div><div id="Visaspecifics" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >PERU TOURIST VISA<BR/>Australia: Not required<BR/>Belgium: Not required<BR/>Canada: Not required<BR/>Germany: Not required<BR/>Ireland: Not required<BR/>Netherlands: Not required<BR/>New Zealand: Not required<BR/>South Africa: Not required<BR/>Switzerland: Not required<BR/>United Kingdom: Not required<BR/>United States: Not required</div></div><div id="Issuesonyourtrip" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Issues on your trip</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or our local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>We recognise that there may be times when your group leader/local partner may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the leader to speak to their direct manager.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. But we do ask you to be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is complete.</div></div><div id="Whattotake" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">What to take</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >CLIMATE &amp; CLOTHING:<BR/>Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night. Please pack accordingly.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >CAMPING EQUIPMENT:<BR/>Sleeping Bag - Check the expected climate en route. Nights in desert and mountain regions can be very cold in winter months. One that zips down all one side is useful for warm nights and a sleeping bag liner for cold nights.<BR/>Mattress or compressed foam - Compressed foams are the lightest, most convenient but probably the least comfortable. Self inflating mattresses are convenient, comfortable, light and small when rolled up; they are more expensive and do puncture so bring a suitable repair kit.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >WATER BOTTLE:<BR/>Consider bringing your own water bottle to refill along the way. We recommend at least a 1.5litre capacity. The sale of bottled water contributes to an enormous environmental problem around the world. In addition to the water in bottles, the production of a 1 litre plastic bottle takes 2 litres of water and 200ml of oil. A large proportion end up in limited landfill or discarded in waterways and natural environments.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >VALUABLES:<BR/>Please try to avoid bringing unnecessary valuables, and use your hotel safe and the safe on the overland truck to store the bulk of your money, passport, and airline tickets. It’s also a good idea to purchase a money belt or pouch that is easily hidden.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>We strongly recommend that you photocopy all important documents e.g. air tickets, passport, vaccination certificate, etc. and keep the copies separate from the originals. While not valid, a photocopy makes it very much easier to obtain replacements if necessary. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >While trekking, boiled or safe water is available for drinking. However, you should also carry a water purification method. Options include:<BR/>- purification tablets available from camping stores or pharmacies eg. Micropur.<BR/>- 2% tincture of iodine, available from pharmacies, used at 4 drops per litre of water and left for at least 20 minutes - longer in very cold weather.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >HIKING IN PERU.<BR/>The evening before you start your trek, you will be given a small duffle bag to pack your clothes for the next four days. Your weight allowance is 6 kg max. While you hike, the bulk of your luggage will be stored at your hotel in Cuzco. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Your team of porters will carry your duffle bag for you, together with the food and camping gear. It's important to be aware that you will not have access to your items in the duffle bag until the end of each day, as the porters will always be ahead of the group.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>For during the trek, you need a day pack big enough to carry personal belongings such as a warm jacket, a rain jacket, your camera, sun cream, snacks, water, etc. Usually a 30 to 50 litres capacity back pack is big enough.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Sleeping bags can be hired locally for approximately US$18. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Hiking poles can be hired locally for approximately US$14<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Rain ponchos can be purchased in Cuzco for a couple of dollars.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >FOOTWEAR FOR TREKKING<BR/>A full day trek is included on this tour. Please ensure you pack comfortable shoes (preferably not brand new, as this can lead to blisters) that are fully enclosed and are comfortable for you to walk in for an entire day. Please note sneakers or runners should be fine, as long as they are comfortable.</div></div><div id="Health" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Health</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >All Intrepid travellers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Please note that if, in the opinion of our group leader or local guide, any traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, Intrepid reserves the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations and anti-malarial requirements before departure. We recommend that you carry a first aid kit as well as any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses) as they may not easily be obtained at the locations on this trip. For legal reasons our leaders and guides are prohibited from administering any type of drugs including headache tablets and antibiotics. Please ensure that you are adequately prepared.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >DRINKING WATER: <BR/>As a rule we recommend you don't drink tap water, even in hotels, as it contains much higher levels of different minerals than the water you may have at home. For local people this is not a problem as their bodies are used to this and can cope, but for visitors drinking the tap water can result in illness. Generally this isn't serious, an upset stomach being the only symptom, but it's enough to spoil a day or two of your holiday. Bottled water is widely available and your leader can recommend safe alternatives when available. Water consumption should be about 3 litres a day. Rehydration salts, motion sickness tablets, and diarrhoea blockers are available from many pharmacies.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >ALTITUDE SICKNESS: <BR/>Parts of your trip go above 2800 metres / 9200 feet where it is common for travellers to experience some adverse health effects due to the altitude - regardless of your age, gender and fitness. It even happened to Sir Edmund Hillary!<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Before your trip:<BR/>Some pre-existing medical conditions are known to severely worsen at high altitude and be difficult to adequately treat on the ground, leading to more serious consequences. It is imperative that you discuss your pre-existing medical condition/s with your doctor. We understand certain medications are reported to aid acclimatizing to high altitude. Please discuss these options with your doctor.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>During your trip. <BR/>While our leaders have basic first aid training and are aware of the closest medical facilities, it is very important that you are aware of the cause and effects of travelling at altitude, monitor your health and seek assistance accordingly.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Please read the following document carefully and, during your trip, utilise the table on the back daily to record your own perspective of your general health and any symptoms you may experience:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>http://d3oxn90f3yphmd.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/file_attach/52735_product_altitude-sickness.pdf</div></div><div id="Safety" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Safety</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >HIKING THE INCA TRAIL OR MOONSTONE TRAIL:<BR/>In accordance with local laws governing tourism in Peru, trekking groups of up to and including 8 trekkers will be led by one local guide. The evacuation of an injured traveller in normal conditions may take more than 8 hours. For your own safety, it's crucial that you adhere to the local guide's safety instructions, particularly in regard to how to prevent trekkers getting separated or lost. Your leader will also conduct a brief safety discussion before our trekking activity.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>On the Moonstone Trail, a horse is available to aid the evacuation of an injured traveller (horses are not allowed on the Inca Trail). This resource is not part of the activity itself, may be up to an hours walk away and should not be expected to assist travellers simply wanting a rest from trekking. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. Please refer to our website's safety page for links to major travel advisories and updates on safety issues affecting our trip.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe-keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of our hotels have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Your leader will accompany you on all included activities, however during your trip you'll have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your group leader will assist you with the available options in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your Intrepid itinerary, and Intrepid makes no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgement when selecting an activity in your free time. Please also note that your group leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it's deemed necessary due to safety concerns.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>For more details on the type of conditions and safety standards you can expect on your trip, please refer to Intrepid's operational safety policy on our website. We recommend that you take a moment to read through this information before travelling, and would appreciate any feedback on how well it's being implemented in the field:</div></div><div id="Travelinsurance" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Travel insurance</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>When travelling on a group trip, you won't be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and the insurance company's 24 hour emergency contact number has been seen by your leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>If you have credit card insurance your group leader will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Please go to our website for links to various travel insurance providers:</div></div><div id="ResponsibleTravel" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Responsible Travel</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >We believe strongly in low impact or rather positive impact tourism. Broadly speaking this means that we try to minimise the negative aspects of tourism on the local cultures and environments that we visit and highlight the positive aspects. Please visit our website for further details and suggestions on how you can be a responsible traveller:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Latin Americans can be very conscious of appearance so try to be casual but conservative in your dress. Outside of beach areas halter tops and very short shorts should not be worn. When visiting churches or religious sites shoulders and knees should be covered.</div></div><div id="Acoupleofrules" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">A couple of rules</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on our trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land, but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for Intrepid travellers. Intrepid's philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular, the local people who make our destinations such special places. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our group leader has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.</div></div><div id="TheIntrepidFoundation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">The Intrepid Foundation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Since Intrepid Travel commenced operating in 1989 we've been committed to giving something back to the communities we visit. One way has been through our support for local humanitarian, development and conservation projects. Many of our travellers want to contribute something too. Whilst it is often tempting to give hand-outs to those less fortunate, this has the potential to promote a culture of begging and dependency. Handouts are not a sustainable way for individuals or communities to live. That’s why we established The Intrepid Foundation – to make it easier for travellers wishing to give back to communities in an effective and meaningful way. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>The Intrepid Foundation is a not-for-profit fund offering a selection of excellent grassroots organisations which you can contribute to. All donations to The Intrepid Foundation will be matched by Intrepid Travel dollar for dollar (up to AU$5,000 per donor and a total of AU$400,000 for all donors in each financial year). And every cent gets there as Intrepid Travel pays for all the administration costs. Donating is simple and secure. Please ask your group leader for information on the projects we support through The Intrepid Foundation or go to our website:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><a href="http://www.theintrepidfoundation.org/">www.theintrepidfoundation.org</a><br /></div></div><div id="ResponsibleTravelprojects" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Responsible Travel projects</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Organisations and projects currently supported by The Intrepid Foundation in Peru include:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>* Living Heart focuses on improving the education, nutrition and health of disadvantaged Andean women and children near Cusco. Currently they provide free breakfasts, assist local schools with educational supplies and organise visits by doctors and nurses. They are also raising funds to build homes for orphaned children and abused women and children. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>*Project Peru aims to break the circle of poverty, offering opportunities through education, independence through responsibility, and dignity through employment. Up to fifty children between the ages of 3 -18 are housed in the refuge located in Zapallal, a desert shanty town of Lima. These children come from extreme poverty or great moral risk.</div></div><div id="Carbonoffset" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Carbon offset</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Carbon Offset C02-e 663.00 kgs per pax.</div></div><div id="Feedback" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Feedback</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >After your travels, we want to hear from you! We rely on your feedback. We read it carefully. Feedback helps us understand what we are doing well and what we could be doing better. It allows us to make improvements for future travellers. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Remember that once you’ve left your feedback you’ll automatically be entered into our monthly draw for a US$500 (or equivalent in your local currency) travel voucher. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/feedback/">Leave your feedback here - www.intrepidtravel.com/feedback</a><br /></div></div>
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CAD $2,780.00
AUD $2,725.00
EUR €1,875.00
GBP £1,575.00
NZD $3,040.00
ZAR R27,280.00
CHF FR2,270.00
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CAD $198.57
AUD $194.64
EUR €133.93
GBP £112.50
NZD $217.14
ZAR R1,948.57
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CAD $250.00
AUD $250.00
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ZAR R250.00
CHF FR250.00
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GBP £2,589.00
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GBP £250.00
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GBP £2,330.00
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Hotels, Camping & Homestay
We spend 8 nights in comfortable hotels, 3 nights full-service camping on the Inca Trail, 1 night in an Andean village homestay and 1 night in a basic hotel. During the Inca trail trek camping is on a full-service basis, which means that you need only carry your daypack. Any luggage not required during the trek can be left at the hotel in Cuzco. Our experienced team of camp staff and porters will carry all other equipment, erect and dismantle the tents, and take care of camping chores including cooking and washing up. You camp in spacious tents and there will be a dining tent and at least one toilet tent but there is no hot running water. Single rooms may be available for parts of the trip (excluding the Inca Trail trek and the village stay) for a supplement; please enquire at the time of booking for prices and availability. We endeavour to provide twin or triple rooms for all family clients – for trip specific details please download the Trip Notes.
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  • Travel Insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Sleeping bag hire for the Inca Trail
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Hike the Inca Trail to the ruins of Machu Picchu
  • Mountain bike and explore Inca fortresses in the Sacred Valley
  • Relax in Cuzco, capital of the Inca Empire
  • Spend a night in a local Andean mountain village
  • Shop for handicrafts and souvenirs in Pisac

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The classic Inca Trail trek to the incredible ruins of Machu Picchu
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Borneo Family Adventure

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86 695
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1
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16
5
Age Max 
99
Meal Count Breakfast 
10
Meal Count Lunch 
2
Meal Count Dinner 
3
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299
Accommodation 
Included Activities 
Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary
Mt Kinabalu - Guided walk around lower trails
Poring Hot Springs
Poring Hot Springs - Canopy Walk
Sepilok - Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
Snorkelling
Location Start 
Kota Kinabalu
Location End 
Kota Kinabalu
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Borneo is an amazing tropical paradise. Get up close to Borneo's 'wild-men' at Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Project and to big-nosed Proboscis monkeys at Labuk Bay Sanctuary. Enjoy an idyllic island getaway and snorkel among colourful fish and sea turtles. From our jungle camp we’ll head out by longboat and on foot in search of wild macaques and crocodiles. There’s time too, for exploring the trails in Kinabalu National Park, and for relaxing in the thermal pools of Poring Hot Springs.
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Malaysia
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Malaysia
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Malaysia
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Malaysia
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Thursday, January 1, 2015 to Thursday, December 31, 2015
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USD $160.00
CAD $165.00
AUD $162.27
EUR €111.36
GBP £92.73
NZD $180.45
ZAR R1,620.45
CHF FR135.00
USD $1,760.00
CAD $1,815.00
AUD $1,785.00
EUR €1,225.00
GBP £1,020.00
NZD $1,985.00
ZAR R17,825.00
CHF FR1,485.00
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USD $1,760.00
CAD $1,815.00
AUD $1,785.00
EUR €1,225.00
GBP £1,020.00
NZD $1,985.00
ZAR R17,825.00
CHF FR1,485.00
Price: Total (twin share) 
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CAD $250.00
AUD $250.00
EUR €250.00
GBP £250.00
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Trip Notes 

<div class="clearfix" id="TripNotePreviewTitleBar"><div id="TripNoteIntrepidLogo"></div><div id="TripNotePreviewLogo"></div></div><div id="TripNoteLastModified">Last Modified: 18 Dec 2014</div><div id="TripNoteTripTitle">Borneo Family Adventure</div><div id="TripNoteProductCode">Trip code: FIB</div><div id="TripNoteValidity">Validity: 01 Jan 2015 to 31 Dec 2015</div><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Take the kids on a magical journey to explore the natural wonders of tropical Sabah. Learn how orphaned orangutans are rehabilitated back into the wild, swim among colourful fish and spot wildlife in steamy jungles. Along the way make friends with local villagers, try delicious cuisine, and enjoy plenty of time to kick back and relax. Round up the family and jump on board this excellent adventure into the heart of Borneo.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">This trip is operated by our trusted local partners, The Adventure Company.</div><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Table of Contents</div><table id="TripNoteTableOfContents"><tr><td><a href="#Style">Style</a></td><td><a href="#Groupsize">Group size</a></td><td><a href="#Emergencyfunds">Emergency funds</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Themes">Themes</a></td><td><a href="#Yourfellowtravellers">Your fellow travellers</a></td><td><a href="#Visas">Visas</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Map">Map</a></td><td><a href="#Singletravellers">Single travellers</a></td><td><a href="#Issuesonyourtrip">Issues on your trip</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerary">Itinerary</a></td><td><a href="#Accommodation">Accommodation</a></td><td><a href="#Whattotake">What to take</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Alsoavailabletopurchase">Also available to purchase</a></td><td><a href="#Mealsintroduction">Meals introduction</a></td><td><a href="#Health">Health</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerarydisclaimer">Itinerary disclaimer</a></td><td><a href="#Meals">Meals</a></td><td><a href="#Safety">Safety</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Includedactivities">Included activities</a></td><td><a href="#Transport">Transport</a></td><td><a href="#Travelinsurance">Travel insurance</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Optionalactivities">Optional activities</a></td><td><a href="#Groupleader">Group leader</a></td><td><a href="#ResponsibleTravel">Responsible Travel</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#MoneyExchange">Money Exchange</a></td><td><a href="#Joiningpoint">Joining point </a></td><td><a href="#Acoupleofrules">A couple of rules</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Spendingmoney">Spending money</a></td><td><a href="#Arrivalcomplications">Arrival complications</a></td><td><a href="#TheIntrepidFoundation">The Intrepid Foundation</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Tipping">Tipping</a></td><td><a href="#Finishpoint">Finish point </a></td><td><a href="#ResponsibleTravelprojects">Responsible Travel projects</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Departuretax">Departure tax</a></td><td><a href="#AlternateFinishpoint">Alternate Finish point </a></td><td><a href="#Carbonoffset">Carbon offset</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Importantnotes">Important notes</a></td><td><a href="#Emergencycontact">Emergency contact</a></td><td><a href="#Feedback">Feedback</a></td></tr></table><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div id="Style" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Style</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Exodus</div></div><div id="Themes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Themes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Wildlife, Culture &amp; Discovery, Family group, Go local</div></div><div id="Themesdescriptions" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div></div><div id="Map" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Map</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">[DoxHandler=97788]<br /></div></div><div id="Itinerary" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary</div></div><div id="Day1StartKotaKinabalu;therestoftodayisfreetoexplorethelocalmarketsortakeaboattothenearbyislandsoftheTunkuAbdulRahmenN.P." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeadingFirstItem">Day 1 Start Kota Kinabalu; the rest of today is free to explore the local markets or take a boat to the nearby islands of the Tunku Abdul Rahmen N.P.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Tunku Abdul National Marine Park - Snorkeling Trip - MYR120</li><li>Kota Kinabalu - Sabah Museum - MYR15</li><li>Kota Kinabalu - Monosopiad Cultural Village - MYR155</li></ul></div></div></div><div id="Day2ToKinabaluN.P.;afternoonfreetoexplore." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 2 To Kinabalu N.P.; afternoon free to explore.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Mt Kinabalu - Guided walk around lower trails</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Jungle Lodge (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day3KinabaluNationalParkandPoringHotSprings." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 3 Kinabalu National Park and Poring Hot Springs.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Poring Hot Springs</li><li>Poring Hot Springs - Canopy Walk</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Poring Hot Springs - Orchid Conservation Centre - MYR10</li><li>Kundasang - War Memorial - MYR10</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Jungle Lodge (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day4TraveltoKinabatanganjunglecamp;sunsetwildlifecruiseandguidednight-walk." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 4 Travel to Kinabatangan jungle camp; sunset wildlife cruise and guided night-walk.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Jungle Lodge (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day5JunglewalktoexploreBatuTulugburialcaves;cookingclassandvillagehomestay." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 5 Jungle walk to explore Batu Tulug burial caves; cooking class and village homestay.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Kinabatangan - Sunset wildlife boat trip</li><li>Kinabatangan - Night jungle walk</li><li>Morning jungle walk</li><li>Kinabatangan - Cooking class</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Camera fee - MYR5</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Homestay (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day6DrivetoSepilok;visitProboscisMonkeySanctuary." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 6 Drive to Sepilok; visit Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Camera fee - Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary - MYR10</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Sepilok Jungle Resort (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day7VisitSepilokOrang-utanRehabilitationCentrewhereorphanedorang-utansarecaredforbeforebeingreleasedbackintothewild;optionalvisittotheSunBearConservationCenter." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 7 Visit Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre where orphaned orang-utans are cared for before being released back into the wild; optional visit to the Sun Bear Conservation Center.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Sepilok - Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Camera fee - Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre - MYR10</li><li>Sepilok - Rainforest Discovery Centre - MYR15</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Meals Included</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">2 Breakfasts</div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Sepilok Jungle Resort (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day8FlytoKotaKinabaluandtransferto'SurvivorIsland'inPulauTigaN.P.;optionalhiketobubblingmudvolcanos." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 8 Fly to Kota Kinabalu and transfer to 'Survivor Island' in Pulau Tiga N.P.; optional hike to bubbling mud volcanos.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Pulau Tiga National Park</li><li>Boat trip to Snake &amp; Sand islands</li><li>Snorkelling</li><li>Guided walk to Mud Volcano</li></ul></div></div></div><div id="Day9Fulldayon'SurvivorIsland'." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 9 Full day on 'Survivor Island'.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day10SpeedboattoKotaKinabalu;afternoonfreeforalastbitofshopping." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 10 Speedboat to Kota Kinabalu; afternoon free for a last bit of shopping.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day11EndKotaKinabalu." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 11 End Kota Kinabalu.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchase" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Also available to purchase</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">For many of our trips we have other services or experiences that are also available to purchase to extend your trip or to make your holiday a little easier. Below is a list of other travel products you can purchase in conjunction with this trip. </div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchaselist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Borneo Family Adventure - Single supplement (FIB)</li></ul></div></div><div id="Wealsorecommendlist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul></ul></div></div><div id="Itinerarydisclaimer" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary disclaimer</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Occasionally our itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers' comments and our own research. The information given in this itinerary may be slightly different to that in the brochure. It's very important that you print and review a final copy of your Trip Notes a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans. For the latest updated Trip Notes please visit our website: www.intrepidtravel.com<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Please note that while we operate successful trips in this region throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route.</div></div><div id="Includedactivities" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Included activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Included activities are listed in the day-to-day itinerary, all other activities are optional and at your own expense. If you choose not to participate in the included activities on this itinerary, the cost will not be refunded.</div></div><div id="Optionalactivities" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Optional activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">A selection of optional activities are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only. Prices are approximate and are for entrance only and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability and it may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. This means that it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, however we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Activities not listed above have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with booking these activities. The decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk. </div></div><div id="MoneyExchange" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Money Exchange</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">The official currency of Malaysia is the Ringgit (MYR). <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>The most convenient and cheapest way to obtain local currency in is via an Automated Teller Machine (ATM). ATM's are now readily available and visa cash advances are available in major banks. Foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded can be very difficult to exchange, clean bills in small denominations are most useful. Traveller's cheques can be difficult to change.</div></div><div id="Spendingmoney" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Spending money</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping, participating in optional activities, and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip. </div></div><div id="Tipping" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Tipping</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">If you're happy with the services provided a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it's of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid destinations. Although can be difficult to source we advise you to carry small notes of local currency each day to make tipping easier. Please note we recommend that any tips are given directly to the intended recipient by a member of your group as our group leaders are prohibited from collecting cash for tips.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>The following amounts are per person suggestions based on local considerations and feedback from our past travellers:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Restaurants: Local markets and basic restaurants - round your bill up to the nearest US$1. More up-market restaurants we suggest 10% to 15% of your bill.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Local guides: Throughout your trip you may at times have a local guide in addition to your tour leader. We suggest US$2-US$3 per day for local guides.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Drivers: You may have a range of drivers on your trip. Some may be with you for a short journey while others may be with you for several days. We would suggest a higher tip for those more involved with the group, however we suggest US$1-US$2 per day for drivers.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Your Tour Leader: You may also consider tipping your tour leader for outstanding service throughout your trip. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline US$2-US$4 per person, per day can be used. Of course you are free to tip more or less as you see fit, depending on your perception of service quality and the length of your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>In total, we recommend you budget approx US$5-US$10 per day of your trip to cover tipping.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>At your group meeting on Day 1, your tour leader will discuss with you the idea of running a group tipping kitty, whereby everybody contributes an equal amount and then your group leader pays the tips while keeping a running record of all monies spent (except restaurant tips). The record can be checked at any time and any money remaining at the end of the tour returned to group members. This is often the easiest way to avoid the hassles of needing small change and knowing when and what is an appropriate amount to tip.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Please don't tip with coins, very small denomination notes, or dirty and ripped notes. This is regarded culturally as an insult.</div></div><div id="Departuretax" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Departure tax</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">All departure taxes should be included in your international flight ticket.</div></div><div id="Importantnotes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Important notes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">GOVERNMENT TRAVEL WARNINGS FOR EASTERN SABAH<br />For travellers of nationalities other than Australian, in particular UK, IRISH, NZ and US please note the government travel warning from these governments has recently been upgraded for travel to parts of Eastern Sabah. Please familiarise yourself with the warning from your government as this may affect your travel insurance. Travel insurance is compulsory on all of our tours and your insurance must cover you for all activities and areas visited as part of this tour. If required, please contact Intrepid for further clarification on this.<br /></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">RAMADAN:<br />The month-long Ramadan Festival will be in progress from the 17th June 2015. This is a festival of sacrifice where the devout refrain from eating or drinking during daylight hours. During Ramadan business hours are shortened, including opening hours at all popular tourist attractions. Alcohol is not permitted during daylight hours and many restaurants will be closed. While you definitely need to expect some delays and inconveniences during this period, the month of Ramadan is a fantastic month to travel in Muslim countries as it offers a chance to witness this fascinating Islamic event and the nightly celebrations when the sun sets and the fast is broken.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">CHINESE NEW YEAR:<br />An important 15-day festival for the Malaysian Chinese, based on the lunar calendar in January or February. In 2015,the Year of the Sheep is scheduled to be held from 19 February. This can be a busy time and some transport delays, shop closures and reduced opening hours at some sites may be expected, but there are also many fabulous festivals and rituals to observe during this time, so it's a great time to travel. Although we make all reasonable efforts to avoid disruption a flexible approach from the traveller is appreciated. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">LOCAL PARTNER:<br />This trip is operated by our experienced local partner, The Adventure Company.</div></div><div id="Groupsize" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group size</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Maximum of 16 travellers per group.</div></div><div id="Yourfellowtravellers" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Your fellow travellers</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">As you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travellers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group - patience with your fellow travellers is sometimes required for the benefit of everyone's travel experience. Remember too that you have responsibilities to the group. If you are requested to be at a place at a certain time, ensure that you don't keep the rest of the group waiting. We have found time and time again that the very best trips we operate are those where the dynamics within the group work well - this takes just a little effort on your part.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Due to privacy reasons we are unable to provide you with contact details and any personal information about your fellow travellers booked on your trip prior to departure. However you can download Intrepid's FREE Meet Up app to chat with your fellow travellers before your trip. Meet up, discuss your upcoming trip and share the excitement of planning for your adventure. For more information visit: www.intrepidtravel.com/meetup</div></div><div id="Singletravellers" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Single travellers</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and don't involve a compulsory single supplement. On our Family Adventures, single relatives or friends are welcome to travel along with a family. These single travellers share with people of the same gender for the duration of the trip and in accommodation ranging from twin to multishare. Please note that some of our itineraries have accommodation booked on a mixed gender share basis and where applicable this will be specified in our Trip Notes. On a selection of our Comfort and Original style trips, you have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure that you have your own room (where available). Please note that this only applies to accommodation during the tour - pre-trip and post-trip accommodation will be booked on a single room basis.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">A single supplement is available on this trip, please ask your booking agent for more information. Please note that on the following nights the supplement is not available:<br />Day 2-3 Kinabalu National Park<br />Days 4-5 Kinabatangan Jungle Camp/Homestay <br />Day 8 Pulau Tiga National Park<br /></div></div><div id="Accommodation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Jungle Lodge (3 nts), Sepilok Jungle Resort (2 nts), Homestay (1 nt)</div></div><div id="Accommodationdescription" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">GENERAL ROOMING CONFIGURATIONS:<br />Family of two - All family groupings of two will be put into a twin room.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Family of three - Wherever possible we will put you in a triple room. Please be aware that in some places triple rooms are in short supply. This means that, in practice, a triple room will often simply be a twin room with a mattress on the floor or a further bed squashed in. Where it is impossible to provide a triple room, you will have to decide which of your party takes the single room.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Family of four or more - You will most likely stay in two twin rooms. If and wherever possible we will aim put you in a quadruple room. Whilst we will do our very best to ensure that families are roomed close together (in some cases, we can arrange adjoining rooms), we can’t guarantee this. Most family holidays occur during peak season and we sometimes have little to no control over where you will be put. You need to come prepared for this.</div></div><div id="Mealsintroduction" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals introduction</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">While travelling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. Your group leader will be able to suggest restaurants to try during your trip. On our camping trips we often cook the region's specialities so you don't miss out. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility. As a rule our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There's no obligation to do this though.</div></div><div id="Meals" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">10 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners</div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Budget for meals not included:</div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded-auto" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">USD 150.00</div></div><div id="Transport" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Transport</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Minibus, Boat, Longtail boat, Plane, Bus, Van</div></div><div id="Transportdescription" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">LONG TRAVEL DAYS<br />There are some long travel days and some of the transport can be quite cramped and without air-conditioning.</div></div><div id="Groupleader" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group leader</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">All Intrepid Family trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to assist your family take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. Your leader will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for fun things to do and see- for both kids and parents, recommend great local eating venues that will even get the kids trying new things, and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Our leaders are not babysitters on this trip - we leave that to you (the experts), but they will make sure that group members of all ages are able to explore their destination safely and with as much fun as possible. Our group leaders are not responsible for looking after children at any time and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times throughout this itinerary. </div></div><div id="Joiningpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Joining point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Dreamtel Hotel - Kota Kinabalu</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">5 Jalan Padang </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Kota Kinabalu</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Sabah</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">88000</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">MALAYSIA</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Phone: +(60) 88240333</div></div><div id="Arrivalcomplications" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Arrival complications</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">We don't expect any problems (and nor should you) but if for any reason you are unable to commence your group trip as scheduled, please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your group leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Please also make sure have a copy of the local operator's emergency phone numbers from our Emergency Contact section of these trip notes.</div></div><div id="Finishpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Finish point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Langkah Syabas</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Km20, Papar Hwy, Kampung Laut Kinarut</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Papar</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Kota Kinabalu</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Sabah</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">88200</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">MALAYSIA</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div></div><div id="AlternateFinishpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Alternate Finish point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">For trips departing on the following dates, use this finish point. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">03 Jan 2016 (FIB160103), 10 Jan 2016 (FIB160110), 03 Apr 2016 (FIB160403), 10 Apr 2016 (FIB160410), 26 Jun 2016 (FIB160626), 03 Jul 2016 (FIB160703), 17 Jul 2016 (FIB160717), 24 Jul 2016 (FIB160724), 31 Jul 2016 (FIB160731), 07 Aug 2016 (FIB160807), 14 Aug 2016 (FIB160814), 18 Sep 2016 (FIB160918), 25 Sep 2016 (FIB160925), 11 Dec 2016 (FIB161211), 18 Dec 2016 (FIB161218), 27 Dec 2016 (FIB161227)</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Beringgis Beach Resort</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Km 26, Jalan Papar </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Kampung Beringgis, Kinarut,</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Kota Kinabalu</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Sabah</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">89600</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">MALAYSIA</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div></div><div id="Emergencycontact" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Emergency contact</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">In the case of a genuine crisis or emergency, Intrepid's Thailand Office can be reached on Tel: +66 898 103 722 (Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Borneo, Indonesia, Burma &amp; Phillipines) and Tel: +855 92 555 969 (Cambodia). For all other enquiries please contact our Reservations department which is open 24 hours, 6 days per week (excluding Sunday). For further contact details please refer to:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/contact/">www.intrepidtravel.com/... /></div></div><div id="Emergencyfunds" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Emergency funds</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Please also make sure you have access to an additional US$400, to be used when unforeseen incidents or circumstances outside our control (eg. a natural disaster, civil unrest or an outbreak of bird flu) necessitate a change to our planned route.</div></div><div id="Visas" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Visas</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. The visa requirements for your trip vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. As a general rule most countries expect that you will have at least 6 months' validity on your passport. On arrival visitors may be asked to present return tickets and evidence of means to cover your intended stay. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>We keep the following information up to date as much as possible, but rules do change - it's important that you check for yourself. Residents from other countries must consult the relevant embassies or your travel agent.</div></div><div id="Visaspecifics" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">MALAYSIA: <br />Australia: No - not required<br />Belgium: No - not required<br />Canada: No - not required<br />Germany No - not required<br />Ireland: No - not required<br />Netherlands: No - not required<br />New Zealand: No - not required<br />South Africa: No - not required<br />Switzerland: No - not required<br />United Kingdom: No - not required<br />USA: No - not required<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>The above nationalities do not need visas to visit Malaysia as a tourist for up to three months. Other nationalities should check with their Malaysian embassy or consulate.</div></div><div id="Issuesonyourtrip" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Issues on your trip</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or our local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>We recognise that there may be times when your group leader/local partner may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the leader to speak to their direct manager.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. But we do ask you to be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is complete.</div></div><div id="Whattotake" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">What to take</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, the countries you are visiting and when you are travelling. Generally speaking you should pack as lightly as possible. On the vast majority of our trips you are expected to carry your own luggage, although you won't be required to walk long distances with it (max 30 minutes).<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps. You'll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>You can find Intrepid's Ultimate Packing List on our website. It should be used as a guide only and isn't intended to be a complete packing list.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/pdf/trips/packinglist.pdf">Go to Intrepid's Ultimate Packing List</a><br /></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">LUGGAGE REQUIREMENTS:<br />You need to bring your main piece of luggage as well as a small to medium backpack for overnight trips (30-35 litres/8-9 gallons), such as the jungle camp and homestay. In this you'll need to carry a change of clothes, torch/flashlight, toiletries, warm clothes and any other essentials.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>The maximum luggage allowance for the flight from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu is 15kg maximum. Intrepid will not cover the cost of luggage that exceeds this weight.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>We don't allow the use of video cameras when staying in the villages as it can be perceived by the local people as highly obtrusive.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">WATER BOTTLE:<br />Consider bringing your own water bottle to refill along the way. We recommend at least a 1.5litre capacity. The sale of bottled water contributes to an enormous environmental problem around the world. In addition to the water in bottles, the production of a 1 litre plastic bottle takes 2 litres of water and 200ml of oil. A large proportion end up in limited landfill or discarded in waterways and natural environments.</div></div><div id="Health" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Health</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">All Intrepid travellers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Please note that if, in the opinion of our group leader or local guide, any traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, Intrepid reserves the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations and anti-malarial requirements before departure. We recommend that you carry a first aid kit as well as any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses) as they may not easily be obtained at the locations on this trip. For legal reasons our leaders and guides are prohibited from administering any type of drugs including headache tablets and antibiotics. Please ensure that you are adequately prepared.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Kids bellies are delicate and standards of hygiene you may experience while travelling in this region can be less than what you are accustomed to at home. There are a few simple precautions you can take that will keep the family travelling in good health.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>DRINKING WATER: <br />Make sure you always travel with plenty of water so you do not risk dehydration.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>FOOD: <br />With all the exotic tastes available it would be a shame to avoid the great experience of trying new foods for the first time - both kids and parents! In most cases food is fresh and tasty and perfectly fine to eat, however it can contain ingredients that you are not used to. Any change in diet (no matter where in the world you travel) can result in an upset stomach. Usually this is the only side-effect and it can last a few days. We don´t want you to miss out savouring new flavours, but be wary of what you choose to eat - especially what your kids eat.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>HYGIENE: <br />Keep your hands clean - and the kids'. It is important to remember to do this before eating especially if you will be eating with your hands as may be the custom. Antiseptic wipes or antiseptic hand gel (which you can use without water) are fabulous inventions - made with travelling families in mind.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>CONTACT WITH ANIMALS:<br />In new and exciting destinations we often come across different animals such as monkeys, fish, and orangutans. There are also a lot of stray cats and dogs in some destinations. Keep an eye on children in these situations as aggravated animals can bite and may transmit diseases including rabies. </div></div><div id="Safety" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Safety</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. Please refer to our website's safety page for links to major travel advisories and updates on safety issues affecting our trip.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe-keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of our hotels have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Your leader will accompany you on all included activities, however during your trip you'll have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your group leader will assist you with the available options in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your Intrepid itinerary, and Intrepid makes no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgement when selecting an activity in your free time. Please also note that your group leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it's deemed necessary due to safety concerns.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>For more details on the type of conditions and safety standards you can expect on your trip, please refer to Intrepid's operational safety policy on our website. We recommend that you take a moment to read through this information before travelling, and would appreciate any feedback on how well it's being implemented in the field:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/safety">www.intrepidtravel.com/safety</a><br /></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">TRAFFIC AND DRIVING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD:<br />Depending on where you come from please note that drivers in this part of the world may drive on the opposite side of the road from what you are used to. Look both ways before crossing any road. Traffic can be a little more chaotic than you might be used to at home. Be aware! </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">PETTY THEFT AND PERSONAL SAFETY:<br />While travelling there is always the risk of pick-pocketing and petty theft, particularly in the more touristy cities. We recommend that you exercise caution when walking alone at night and encourage you to walk together and only on main, well-lit thoroughfares. Be particularly vigilant on public transport. Simple measures like carrying your day pack on your front, not hanging your bag over the back of your chair and wearing a money belt will reduce any chance that your valuables should go missing. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">LIFE JACKETS: <br />While life jackets are generally available on water craft, there may be occasions where they are not provided and child size life jackets are not always readily available. If travelling with children and this safety issue concerns you we will be able to advise alternative methods of transport (where available) for you to travel to the next destination. You can choose to travel independently for this leg of the journey. This would be at your own expense.</div></div><div id="Travelinsurance" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Travel insurance</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>When travelling on a group trip, you won't be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and the insurance company's 24 hour emergency contact number has been seen by your leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>If you have credit card insurance your group leader will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Please go to our website for links to various travel insurance providers:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/insurance.php">www.intrepidtravel.com/insu... /></div></div><div id="ResponsibleTravel" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Responsible Travel</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">We believe strongly in low impact or rather positive impact tourism. Broadly speaking this means that we try to minimise the negative aspects of tourism on the local cultures and environments that we visit and highlight the positive aspects. Please visit our website for further details and suggestions on how you can be a responsible traveller:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/rt/responsibletraveller">www.intr... /></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">LOCAL DRESS:<br />Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees by wearing sleeves and long trousers. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in areas of predominantly hot climate. In many rural areas women will need to wear modest clothing even to swim. Singlets, tank tops and topless sun bathing are all unacceptable. When visiting religious sites men often need to wear long trousers and women a long skirt or sarong. </div></div><div id="Acoupleofrules" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">A couple of rules</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on our trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land, but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for Intrepid travellers. Intrepid's philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular, the local people who make our destinations such special places. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our group leader has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.</div></div><div id="TheIntrepidFoundation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">The Intrepid Foundation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Since Intrepid Travel commenced operating in 1989 we've been committed to giving something back to the communities we visit. One way has been through our support for local humanitarian, development and conservation projects. Many of our travellers want to contribute something too. Whilst it is often tempting to give hand-outs to those less fortunate, this has the potential to promote a culture of begging and dependency. Handouts are not a sustainable way for individuals or communities to live. That’s why we established The Intrepid Foundation – to make it easier for travellers wishing to give back to communities in an effective and meaningful way. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>The Intrepid Foundation is a not-for-profit fund offering a selection of excellent grassroots organisations which you can contribute to. All donations to The Intrepid Foundation will be matched by Intrepid Travel dollar for dollar (up to AU$5,000 per donor and a total of AU$400,000 for all donors in each financial year). And every cent gets there as Intrepid Travel pays for all the administration costs. Donating is simple and secure. Please ask your group leader for information on the projects we support through The Intrepid Foundation or go to our website:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.theintrepidfoundation.org/">www.theintrepidfoundation.org</a><br /></div></div><div id="ResponsibleTravelprojects" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Responsible Travel projects</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Organisations and projects currently supported by The Intrepid Foundation in Malaysia-Borneo include:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>* HUTAN - Kinabatangan Orangutan Conservation Program - studying the lives of orangutans and developing innovative solutions to preserve them. Support through The Intrepid Foundation will help HUTAN support the team of 12 research assistants and help ensure the future of these magnificent apes on our planet.</div></div><div id="Carbonoffset" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Carbon offset</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Carbon Offset C02-e 299.00 kgs per pax.</div></div><div id="Feedback" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Feedback</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">After your travels, we want to hear from you! We rely on your feedback. We read it carefully. Feedback helps us understand what we are doing well and what we could be doing better. It allows us to make improvements for future travellers. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Remember that once you’ve left your feedback you’ll automatically be entered into our monthly draw for a US$500 (or equivalent in your local currency) travel voucher. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/feedback/">Leave your feedback here - www.intrepidtravel.com/feedback</a><br /></div></div>

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  • 8 nights hotels/guesthouses (3 nights en suite), 1 night jungle camp (shared facilities), 1 night homestay (shared facilities) Some accommodation is basic and occasionally dormitory style
  • Transport: minibus, speedboat, longboat, local bus and 1 domestic flight
  • Children should ideally be able to swim
  • All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners
  • All accommodation (see below)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
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  • Borneo has an equatorial monsoon climate, with the weather remaining similar throughout the year. It is hot and humid; temperatures range from 23-33degC during the day and rarely drop below 20degC at night. The rainy season is from November to January/February and the dry season is from May to September, though really it can rain at any time. A Borneo rain shower is quite an event!

Weather & seasonality

Experience the jungles, wildlife, activities and beaches of Malaysian Borneo

All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners are included in the price of the tour. Malaysia is renowned for its culinary excellence, however food can often be relatively unexciting and limited in the lodges and for hotel breakfasts. Meals will be more varied for everyone in cities and seafood is widely available on the coast. Vegetarians can be catered for but will find the food choice limited. Please inform us before departure of any special dietary requests. Please note that in Borneo the availability of certain products is minimal or non-existent, for example wheat or dairy-free, please be prepared for this; you may need to bring these from home.
This tour is operated in partnership with our sister company’s Intrepid and The Family Adventure Company (TFAC), as such you may find international travellers in your group. This trip is booked through Exodus and you will receive the same award winning customer service that you are used to. Intrepid/TFAC operate with the same core principles used by Exodus and champion the benefits of small group travel. This holiday is designed so that you can see the best parts of Borneo using a mixture of private buses, boats and flights. Anyone in good health should be able to go on this trip as there is no real physical difficulty involved, although you will be doing a fair amount of walking in some places and heat and humidity can be tiring. Travel time is kept to a minimum wherever possible, although there are some long travel days and as we use some local transport at times, it may sometimes be quite cramped and without air conditioning. On some long travel days we depart early in the morning to ensure we optimise our time at our next destination. Triple share accommodation is rare in Borneo, so in these instances fold out beds are commonly used. Some of the accommodation along the way is very basic, staying in local guesthouses and homestays with limited facilities. Some facilities are shared and some accommodation has cold water only. Borneo has an equatorial monsoon climate with the weather remaining similar throughout the year. Only in the mountains does it get cooler. Locals and other Asian tourists may want to take photos of themselves with your children particularly if they are young, blond and have blue eyes, you should be prepared for them to do this without asking permission first. Minimum age: 5 years old.
Weather chart, Kota Kinabalu, Borneo, Malaysia
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Up close with a Proboscis Monkey, Malaysian Borneo
Tropical Island, Malaysian Borneo
Orangutan in the forest, Malaysian Borneo
Local fisherman casting his net, Malaysia
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<div class="clearfix" id="TripNotePreviewTitleBar"><div id="TripNoteIntrepidLogo"></div><div id="TripNotePreviewLogo"></div></div><div id="TripNoteLastModified">Last Modified: 18 Dec 2014</div><div id="TripNoteTripTitle">Borneo Family Adventure</div><div id="TripNoteProductCode">Trip code: FIB</div><div id="TripNoteValidity">Validity: 01 Jan 2015 to 31 Dec 2015</div><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Take the kids on a magical journey to explore the natural wonders of tropical Sabah. Learn how orphaned orangutans are rehabilitated back into the wild, swim among colourful fish and spot wildlife in steamy jungles. Along the way make friends with local villagers, try delicious cuisine, and enjoy plenty of time to kick back and relax. Round up the family and jump on board this excellent adventure into the heart of Borneo.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >This trip is operated by our trusted local partners, The Adventure Company.</div><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Table of Contents</div><table id="TripNoteTableOfContents"><tr><td><a href="#Style">Style</a></td><td><a href="#Groupsize">Group size</a></td><td><a href="#Visas">Visas</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Themes">Themes</a></td><td><a href="#Yourfellowtravellers">Your fellow travellers</a></td><td><a href="#Issuesonyourtrip">Issues on your trip</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Map">Map</a></td><td><a href="#Singletravellers">Single travellers</a></td><td><a href="#Whattotake">What to take</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerary">Itinerary</a></td><td><a href="#Accommodation">Accommodation</a></td><td><a href="#Health">Health</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Alsoavailabletopurchase">Also available to purchase</a></td><td><a href="#Mealsintroduction">Meals introduction</a></td><td><a href="#Safety">Safety</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerarydisclaimer">Itinerary disclaimer</a></td><td><a href="#Meals">Meals</a></td><td><a href="#Travelinsurance">Travel insurance</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Includedactivities">Included activities</a></td><td><a href="#Transport">Transport</a></td><td><a href="#ResponsibleTravel">Responsible Travel</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Optionalactivities">Optional activities</a></td><td><a href="#Groupleader">Group leader</a></td><td><a href="#Acoupleofrules">A couple of rules</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#MoneyExchange">Money Exchange</a></td><td><a href="#AlternateJoiningpoint">Alternate Joining point </a></td><td><a href="#TheIntrepidFoundation">The Intrepid Foundation</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Spendingmoney">Spending money</a></td><td><a href="#Arrivalcomplications">Arrival complications</a></td><td><a href="#ResponsibleTravelprojects">Responsible Travel projects</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Tipping">Tipping</a></td><td><a href="#AlternateFinishpoint">Alternate Finish point </a></td><td><a href="#Carbonoffset">Carbon offset</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Departuretax">Departure tax</a></td><td><a href="#Emergencycontact">Emergency contact</a></td><td><a href="#Feedback">Feedback</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Importantnotes">Important notes</a></td><td><a href="#Emergencyfunds">Emergency funds</a></td></tr></table><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div id="Style" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Style</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Exodus</div></div><div id="Themes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Themes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Wildlife, Culture &amp; Discovery, Family group, Go local</div></div><div id="Themesdescriptions" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div></div><div id="Map" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Map</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >[DoxHandler=97788]<br /></div></div><div id="Itinerary" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary</div></div><div id="Day1DepartLondon." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeadingFirstItem">Day 1 Depart London.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day2" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 2 </div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day3ToKinabaluN.P.;afternoonfreetoexplore." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 3 To Kinabalu N.P.; afternoon free to explore.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Mt Kinabalu - Guided walk around lower trails</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Jungle Lodge (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day4KinabaluNationalParkandPoringHotSprings." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 4 Kinabalu National Park and Poring Hot Springs.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Poring Hot Springs</li><li>Poring Hot Springs - Canopy Walk</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Poring Hot Springs - Orchid Conservation Centre - MYR10</li><li>Kundasang - War Memorial - MYR10</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Jungle Lodge (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day5TraveltoKinabatanganjunglecamp;sunsetwildlifecruiseandguidednight-walk." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 5 Travel to Kinabatangan jungle camp; sunset wildlife cruise and guided night-walk.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Jungle Lodge (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day6JunglewalktoexploreBatuTulugburialcaves;cookingclassandvillagehomestay." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 6 Jungle walk to explore Batu Tulug burial caves; cooking class and village homestay.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Kinabatangan - Sunset wildlife boat trip</li><li>Kinabatangan - Night jungle walk</li><li>Morning jungle walk</li><li>Kinabatangan - Cooking class</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Camera fee - MYR5</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Homestay (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day7DrivetoSepilok;visitProboscisMonkeySanctuary." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 7 Drive to Sepilok; visit Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Camera fee - Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary - MYR10</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Sepilok Jungle Resort (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day8VisitSepilokOrang-utanRehabilitationCentrewhereorphanedorang-utansarecaredforbeforebeingreleasedbackintothewild;optionalvisittotheSunBearConservationCenter." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 8 Visit Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre where orphaned orang-utans are cared for before being released back into the wild; optional visit to the Sun Bear Conservation Center.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Sepilok - Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Camera fee - Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre - MYR10</li><li>Sepilok - Rainforest Discovery Centre - MYR15</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Meals Included</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >2 Breakfasts</div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Sepilok Jungle Resort (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day9FlytoKotaKinabaluandtransferto'SurvivorIsland'inPulauTigaN.P.;optionalhiketobubblingmudvolcanos." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 9 Fly to Kota Kinabalu and transfer to 'Survivor Island' in Pulau Tiga N.P.; optional hike to bubbling mud volcanos.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Pulau Tiga National Park</li><li>Boat trip to Snake &amp; Sand islands</li><li>Snorkelling</li><li>Guided walk to Mud Volcano</li></ul></div></div></div><div id="Day10Fulldayon'SurvivorIsland'." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 10 Full day on 'Survivor Island'.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day11SpeedboattoKotaKinabalu;afternoonfreeforalastbitofshopping." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 11 Speedboat to Kota Kinabalu; afternoon free for a last bit of shopping.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day12FlytoLondon." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 12 Fly to London.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day13PostTripExtraDayTitle" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 13 Post Trip Extra Day Title</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchase" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Also available to purchase</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >For many of our trips we have other services or experiences that are also available to purchase to extend your trip or to make your holiday a little easier. Below is a list of other travel products you can purchase in conjunction with this trip. </div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchaselist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Borneo Family Adventure - Single supplement (FIB)</li></ul></div></div><div id="Wealsorecommendlist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul></ul></div></div><div id="Itinerarydisclaimer" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary disclaimer</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Occasionally our itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers' comments and our own research. The information given in this itinerary may be slightly different to that in the brochure. It's very important that you print and review a final copy of your Trip Notes a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans. For the latest updated Trip Notes please visit our website: www.intrepidtravel.com<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Please note that while we operate successful trips in this region throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route.</div></div><div id="Includedactivities" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Included activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Included activities are listed in the day-to-day itinerary, all other activities are optional and at your own expense. If you choose not to participate in the included activities on this itinerary, the cost will not be refunded.</div></div><div id="Optionalactivities" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Optional activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >A selection of optional activities are listed in the day-to-day itinerary. This isn't an exhaustive list and should be used as a guide only. Prices are approximate and are for entrance only and don’t include transport to and from the sites or local guides unless indicated. All activities are subject to availability and it may not be possible to do all the activities listed in the time available at each destination. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Where activities are considered medium or high risk, we work with operators whose safety and credentials we have sighted and assessed. This means that it is possible that you may find the same activity cheaper with another operator on the ground, however we cannot vouch for the safety or quality of that operator. Activities not listed above have not been assessed by us and as such our staff and leaders are unable to assist you with booking these activities. The decision to partake in any activity not listed is at your own discretion and risk. </div></div><div id="MoneyExchange" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Money Exchange</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >The official currency of Malaysia is the Ringgit (MYR). <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>The most convenient and cheapest way to obtain local currency in is via an Automated Teller Machine (ATM). ATM's are now readily available and visa cash advances are available in major banks. Foreign currency notes that are old, torn or faded can be very difficult to exchange, clean bills in small denominations are most useful. Traveller's cheques can be difficult to change.</div></div><div id="Spendingmoney" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Spending money</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping, participating in optional activities, and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip. </div></div><div id="Tipping" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Tipping</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >If you're happy with the services provided a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it's of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid destinations. Although can be difficult to source we advise you to carry small notes of local currency each day to make tipping easier. Please note we recommend that any tips are given directly to the intended recipient by a member of your group as our group leaders are prohibited from collecting cash for tips.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>The following amounts are per person suggestions based on local considerations and feedback from our past travellers:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Restaurants: Local markets and basic restaurants - round your bill up to the nearest US$1. More up-market restaurants we suggest 10% to 15% of your bill.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Local guides: Throughout your trip you may at times have a local guide in addition to your tour leader. We suggest US$2-US$3 per day for local guides.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Drivers: You may have a range of drivers on your trip. Some may be with you for a short journey while others may be with you for several days. We would suggest a higher tip for those more involved with the group, however we suggest US$1-US$2 per day for drivers.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Your Tour Leader: You may also consider tipping your tour leader for outstanding service throughout your trip. The amount is entirely a personal preference, however as a guideline US$2-US$4 per person, per day can be used. Of course you are free to tip more or less as you see fit, depending on your perception of service quality and the length of your trip. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>In total, we recommend you budget approx US$5-US$10 per day of your trip to cover tipping.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>At your group meeting on Day 1, your tour leader will discuss with you the idea of running a group tipping kitty, whereby everybody contributes an equal amount and then your group leader pays the tips while keeping a running record of all monies spent (except restaurant tips). The record can be checked at any time and any money remaining at the end of the tour returned to group members. This is often the easiest way to avoid the hassles of needing small change and knowing when and what is an appropriate amount to tip.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Please don't tip with coins, very small denomination notes, or dirty and ripped notes. This is regarded culturally as an insult.</div></div><div id="Departuretax" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Departure tax</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >All departure taxes should be included in your international flight ticket.</div></div><div id="Importantnotes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Important notes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >GOVERNMENT TRAVEL WARNINGS FOR EASTERN SABAH<BR/>For travellers of nationalities other than Australian, in particular UK, IRISH, NZ and US please note the government travel warning from these governments has recently been upgraded for travel to parts of Eastern Sabah. Please familiarise yourself with the warning from your government as this may affect your travel insurance. Travel insurance is compulsory on all of our tours and your insurance must cover you for all activities and areas visited as part of this tour. If required, please contact Intrepid for further clarification on this.<BR/></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >RAMADAN:<BR/>The month-long Ramadan Festival will be in progress from the 17th June 2015. This is a festival of sacrifice where the devout refrain from eating or drinking during daylight hours. During Ramadan business hours are shortened, including opening hours at all popular tourist attractions. Alcohol is not permitted during daylight hours and many restaurants will be closed. While you definitely need to expect some delays and inconveniences during this period, the month of Ramadan is a fantastic month to travel in Muslim countries as it offers a chance to witness this fascinating Islamic event and the nightly celebrations when the sun sets and the fast is broken.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >CHINESE NEW YEAR:<BR/>An important 15-day festival for the Malaysian Chinese, based on the lunar calendar in January or February. In 2015,the Year of the Sheep is scheduled to be held from 19 February. This can be a busy time and some transport delays, shop closures and reduced opening hours at some sites may be expected, but there are also many fabulous festivals and rituals to observe during this time, so it's a great time to travel. Although we make all reasonable efforts to avoid disruption a flexible approach from the traveller is appreciated. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >LOCAL PARTNER:<BR/>This trip is operated by our experienced local partner, The Adventure Company.</div></div><div id="Groupsize" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group size</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Maximum of 16 travellers per group.</div></div><div id="Yourfellowtravellers" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Your fellow travellers</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >As you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travellers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group - patience with your fellow travellers is sometimes required for the benefit of everyone's travel experience. Remember too that you have responsibilities to the group. If you are requested to be at a place at a certain time, ensure that you don't keep the rest of the group waiting. We have found time and time again that the very best trips we operate are those where the dynamics within the group work well - this takes just a little effort on your part.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Due to privacy reasons we are unable to provide you with contact details and any personal information about your fellow travellers booked on your trip prior to departure. However you can download Intrepid's FREE Meet Up app to chat with your fellow travellers before your trip. Meet up, discuss your upcoming trip and share the excitement of planning for your adventure. For more information visit: www.intrepidtravel.com/meetup</div></div><div id="Singletravellers" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Single travellers</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and don't involve a compulsory single supplement. On our Family Adventures, single relatives or friends are welcome to travel along with a family. These single travellers share with people of the same gender for the duration of the trip and in accommodation ranging from twin to multishare. Please note that some of our itineraries have accommodation booked on a mixed gender share basis and where applicable this will be specified in our Trip Notes. On a selection of our Comfort and Original style trips, you have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure that you have your own room (where available). Please note that this only applies to accommodation during the tour - pre-trip and post-trip accommodation will be booked on a single room basis.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >A single supplement is available on this trip, please ask your booking agent for more information. Please note that on the following nights the supplement is not available:<BR/>Day 2-3 Kinabalu National Park<BR/>Days 4-5 Kinabatangan Jungle Camp/Homestay <BR/>Day 8 Pulau Tiga National Park<BR/></div></div><div id="Accommodation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Jungle Lodge (3 nts), Sepilok Jungle Resort (2 nts), Homestay (1 nt)</div></div><div id="Accommodationdescription" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >GENERAL ROOMING CONFIGURATIONS:<BR/>Family of two - All family groupings of two will be put into a twin room.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Family of three - Wherever possible we will put you in a triple room. Please be aware that in some places triple rooms are in short supply. This means that, in practice, a triple room will often simply be a twin room with a mattress on the floor or a further bed squashed in. Where it is impossible to provide a triple room, you will have to decide which of your party takes the single room.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Family of four or more - You will most likely stay in two twin rooms. If and wherever possible we will aim put you in a quadruple room. Whilst we will do our very best to ensure that families are roomed close together (in some cases, we can arrange adjoining rooms), we can’t guarantee this. Most family holidays occur during peak season and we sometimes have little to no control over where you will be put. You need to come prepared for this.</div></div><div id="Mealsintroduction" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals introduction</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >While travelling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. Your group leader will be able to suggest restaurants to try during your trip. On our camping trips we often cook the region's specialities so you don't miss out. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility. As a rule our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There's no obligation to do this though.</div></div><div id="Meals" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >10 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners</div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Budget for meals not included:</div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded-auto" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >USD 150.00</div></div><div id="Transport" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Transport</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Minibus, Boat, Longtail boat, Plane, Bus, Van</div></div><div id="Transportdescription" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >LONG TRAVEL DAYS<BR/>There are some long travel days and some of the transport can be quite cramped and without air-conditioning.</div></div><div id="Groupleader" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group leader</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >All Intrepid Family trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to assist your family take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. Your leader will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for fun things to do and see- for both kids and parents, recommend great local eating venues that will even get the kids trying new things, and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Our leaders are not babysitters on this trip - we leave that to you (the experts), but they will make sure that group members of all ages are able to explore their destination safely and with as much fun as possible. Our group leaders are not responsible for looking after children at any time and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times throughout this itinerary. </div></div><div id="AlternateJoiningpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Alternate Joining point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >For trips departing on the following dates, use this joining point. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >04 Jan 2015 (FIB150104), 05 Apr 2015 (FIB150405), 12 Apr 2015 (FIB150412), 28 Jun 2015 (FIB150628), 05 Jul 2015 (FIB150705), 19 Jul 2015 (FIB150719), 26 Jul 2015 (FIB150726), 02 Aug 2015 (FIB150802), 09 Aug 2015 (FIB150809), 16 Aug 2015 (FIB150816), 20 Sep 2015 (FIB150920), 27 Sep 2015 (FIB150927), 13 Dec 2015 (FIB151213), 20 Dec 2015 (FIB151220), 27 Dec 2015 (FIB151227), 03 Jan 2016 (FIB160103), 10 Jan 2016 (FIB160110), 03 Apr 2016 (FIB160403), 10 Apr 2016 (FIB160410), 26 Jun 2016 (FIB160626), 03 Jul 2016 (FIB160703), 17 Jul 2016 (FIB160717), 24 Jul 2016 (FIB160724), 31 Jul 2016 (FIB160731), 07 Aug 2016 (FIB160807), 14 Aug 2016 (FIB160814), 18 Sep 2016 (FIB160918), 25 Sep 2016 (FIB160925), 11 Dec 2016 (FIB161211), 18 Dec 2016 (FIB161218), 27 Dec 2016 (FIB161227)</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London, All Airports</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" > </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >UNITED KINGDOM</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div></div><div id="Arrivalcomplications" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Arrival complications</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >We don't expect any problems (and nor should you) but if for any reason you are unable to commence your group trip as scheduled, please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your group leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Please also make sure have a copy of the local operator's emergency phone numbers from our Emergency Contact section of these trip notes.</div></div><div id="AlternateFinishpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Alternate Finish point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >For trips departing on the following dates, use this finish point. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >04 Jan 2015 (FIB150104), 05 Apr 2015 (FIB150405), 12 Apr 2015 (FIB150412), 28 Jun 2015 (FIB150628), 05 Jul 2015 (FIB150705), 19 Jul 2015 (FIB150719), 26 Jul 2015 (FIB150726), 02 Aug 2015 (FIB150802), 09 Aug 2015 (FIB150809), 16 Aug 2015 (FIB150816), 20 Sep 2015 (FIB150920), 27 Sep 2015 (FIB150927), 13 Dec 2015 (FIB151213), 20 Dec 2015 (FIB151220), 27 Dec 2015 (FIB151227), 03 Jan 2016 (FIB160103), 10 Jan 2016 (FIB160110), 03 Apr 2016 (FIB160403), 10 Apr 2016 (FIB160410), 26 Jun 2016 (FIB160626), 03 Jul 2016 (FIB160703), 17 Jul 2016 (FIB160717), 24 Jul 2016 (FIB160724), 31 Jul 2016 (FIB160731), 07 Aug 2016 (FIB160807), 14 Aug 2016 (FIB160814), 18 Sep 2016 (FIB160918), 25 Sep 2016 (FIB160925), 11 Dec 2016 (FIB161211), 18 Dec 2016 (FIB161218), 27 Dec 2016 (FIB161227)</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London, All Airports</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" > </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >UNITED KINGDOM</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div></div><div id="Emergencycontact" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Emergency contact</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >In the case of a genuine crisis or emergency, Intrepid's Thailand Office can be reached on Tel: +66 898 103 722 (Thailand, Laos, Malaysia, Borneo, Indonesia, Burma &amp; Phillipines) and Tel: +855 92 555 969 (Cambodia). For all other enquiries please contact our Reservations department which is open 24 hours, 6 days per week (excluding Sunday). For further contact details please refer to:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/contact/">www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/contact/</a><br /></div></div><div id="Emergencyfunds" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Emergency funds</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Please also make sure you have access to an additional US$400, to be used when unforeseen incidents or circumstances outside our control (eg. a natural disaster, civil unrest or an outbreak of bird flu) necessitate a change to our planned route.</div></div><div id="Visas" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Visas</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. The visa requirements for your trip vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. As a general rule most countries expect that you will have at least 6 months' validity on your passport. On arrival visitors may be asked to present return tickets and evidence of means to cover your intended stay. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>We keep the following information up to date as much as possible, but rules do change - it's important that you check for yourself. Residents from other countries must consult the relevant embassies or your travel agent.</div></div><div id="Visaspecifics" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >MALAYSIA: <BR/>Australia: No - not required<BR/>Belgium: No - not required<BR/>Canada: No - not required<BR/>Germany No - not required<BR/>Ireland: No - not required<BR/>Netherlands: No - not required<BR/>New Zealand: No - not required<BR/>South Africa: No - not required<BR/>Switzerland: No - not required<BR/>United Kingdom: No - not required<BR/>USA: No - not required<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>The above nationalities do not need visas to visit Malaysia as a tourist for up to three months. Other nationalities should check with their Malaysian embassy or consulate.</div></div><div id="Issuesonyourtrip" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Issues on your trip</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or our local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>We recognise that there may be times when your group leader/local partner may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the leader to speak to their direct manager.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. But we do ask you to be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is complete.</div></div><div id="Whattotake" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">What to take</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, the countries you are visiting and when you are travelling. Generally speaking you should pack as lightly as possible. On the vast majority of our trips you are expected to carry your own luggage, although you won't be required to walk long distances with it (max 30 minutes).<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps. You'll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>You can find Intrepid's Ultimate Packing List on our website. It should be used as a guide only and isn't intended to be a complete packing list.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/pdf/trips/packinglist.pdf">Go to Intrepid's Ultimate Packing List</a><br /></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >LUGGAGE REQUIREMENTS:<BR/>You need to bring your main piece of luggage as well as a small to medium backpack for overnight trips (30-35 litres/8-9 gallons), such as the jungle camp and homestay. In this you'll need to carry a change of clothes, torch/flashlight, toiletries, warm clothes and any other essentials.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>The maximum luggage allowance for the flight from Sandakan to Kota Kinabalu is 15kg maximum. Intrepid will not cover the cost of luggage that exceeds this weight.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>We don't allow the use of video cameras when staying in the villages as it can be perceived by the local people as highly obtrusive.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >WATER BOTTLE:<BR/>Consider bringing your own water bottle to refill along the way. We recommend at least a 1.5litre capacity. The sale of bottled water contributes to an enormous environmental problem around the world. In addition to the water in bottles, the production of a 1 litre plastic bottle takes 2 litres of water and 200ml of oil. A large proportion end up in limited landfill or discarded in waterways and natural environments.</div></div><div id="Health" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Health</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >All Intrepid travellers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Please note that if, in the opinion of our group leader or local guide, any traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, Intrepid reserves the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations and anti-malarial requirements before departure. We recommend that you carry a first aid kit as well as any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses) as they may not easily be obtained at the locations on this trip. For legal reasons our leaders and guides are prohibited from administering any type of drugs including headache tablets and antibiotics. Please ensure that you are adequately prepared.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Kids bellies are delicate and standards of hygiene you may experience while travelling in this region can be less than what you are accustomed to at home. There are a few simple precautions you can take that will keep the family travelling in good health.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>DRINKING WATER: <BR/>Make sure you always travel with plenty of water so you do not risk dehydration.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>FOOD: <BR/>With all the exotic tastes available it would be a shame to avoid the great experience of trying new foods for the first time - both kids and parents! In most cases food is fresh and tasty and perfectly fine to eat, however it can contain ingredients that you are not used to. Any change in diet (no matter where in the world you travel) can result in an upset stomach. Usually this is the only side-effect and it can last a few days. We don&#180;t want you to miss out savouring new flavours, but be wary of what you choose to eat - especially what your kids eat.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>HYGIENE: <BR/>Keep your hands clean - and the kids'. It is important to remember to do this before eating especially if you will be eating with your hands as may be the custom. Antiseptic wipes or antiseptic hand gel (which you can use without water) are fabulous inventions - made with travelling families in mind.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>CONTACT WITH ANIMALS:<BR/>In new and exciting destinations we often come across different animals such as monkeys, fish, and orangutans. There are also a lot of stray cats and dogs in some destinations. Keep an eye on children in these situations as aggravated animals can bite and may transmit diseases including rabies. </div></div><div id="Safety" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Safety</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. Please refer to our website's safety page for links to major travel advisories and updates on safety issues affecting our trip.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe-keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of our hotels have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Your leader will accompany you on all included activities, however during your trip you'll have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your group leader will assist you with the available options in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your Intrepid itinerary, and Intrepid makes no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgement when selecting an activity in your free time. Please also note that your group leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it's deemed necessary due to safety concerns.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>For more details on the type of conditions and safety standards you can expect on your trip, please refer to Intrepid's operational safety policy on our website. We recommend that you take a moment to read through this information before travelling, and would appreciate any feedback on how well it's being implemented in the field:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/safety">www.intrepidtravel.com/safety</a><br /></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >TRAFFIC AND DRIVING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD:<BR/>Depending on where you come from please note that drivers in this part of the world may drive on the opposite side of the road from what you are used to. Look both ways before crossing any road. Traffic can be a little more chaotic than you might be used to at home. Be aware! </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >PETTY THEFT AND PERSONAL SAFETY:<BR/>While travelling there is always the risk of pick-pocketing and petty theft, particularly in the more touristy cities. We recommend that you exercise caution when walking alone at night and encourage you to walk together and only on main, well-lit thoroughfares. Be particularly vigilant on public transport. Simple measures like carrying your day pack on your front, not hanging your bag over the back of your chair and wearing a money belt will reduce any chance that your valuables should go missing. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >LIFE JACKETS: <BR/>While life jackets are generally available on water craft, there may be occasions where they are not provided and child size life jackets are not always readily available. If travelling with children and this safety issue concerns you we will be able to advise alternative methods of transport (where available) for you to travel to the next destination. You can choose to travel independently for this leg of the journey. This would be at your own expense.</div></div><div id="Travelinsurance" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Travel insurance</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>When travelling on a group trip, you won't be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and the insurance company's 24 hour emergency contact number has been seen by your leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>If you have credit card insurance your group leader will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div>Please go to our website for links to various travel insurance providers:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/insurance.php">www.intrepidtravel.com/insurance</a><br /></div></div><div id="ResponsibleTravel" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Responsible Travel</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >We believe strongly in low impact or rather positive impact tourism. Broadly speaking this means that we try to minimise the negative aspects of tourism on the local cultures and environments that we visit and highlight the positive aspects. Please visit our website for further details and suggestions on how you can be a responsible traveller:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/rt/responsibletraveller">www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/rt/responsibletraveller</a><br /></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >LOCAL DRESS:<BR/>Dress standards are conservative throughout Asia, especially outside major cities. To respect this and for your own comfort, we strongly recommend modest clothing. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees by wearing sleeves and long trousers. Loose, lightweight, long clothing is both respectful and cool in areas of predominantly hot climate. In many rural areas women will need to wear modest clothing even to swim. Singlets, tank tops and topless sun bathing are all unacceptable. When visiting religious sites men often need to wear long trousers and women a long skirt or sarong. </div></div><div id="Acoupleofrules" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">A couple of rules</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on our trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land, but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for Intrepid travellers. Intrepid's philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular, the local people who make our destinations such special places. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our group leader has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.</div></div><div id="TheIntrepidFoundation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">The Intrepid Foundation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Since Intrepid Travel commenced operating in 1989 we've been committed to giving something back to the communities we visit. One way has been through our support for local humanitarian, development and conservation projects. Many of our travellers want to contribute something too. Whilst it is often tempting to give hand-outs to those less fortunate, this has the potential to promote a culture of begging and dependency. Handouts are not a sustainable way for individuals or communities to live. 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8 nights hotels/guesthouses (3 nights en suite), 1 night jungle camp, 1 night homestay. There is one family per homestay, the jungle camp is twin-share, and in both cases facilities are shared. Some accommodation is basic and occasionally dormitory style (please refer to the trip notes for further details). Single rooms are not available on this tour. Although we endeavour to provide triple rooms for family clients where necessary, triple share accommodation is rare in Borneo, so in these instances fold out beds are commonly used - for trip specific details please download the Trip Notes.
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  • Stay at a Kinabatangan jungle camp - jungle walks and wildlife river cruises
  • Visit Kota Kinabalu National Park - trekking and bathing in hotsprings
  • See orang-utans of Sepilok and Proboscis monkeys of Labuk Bay
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The Simien Mountains Trek

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The dramatic skyline of peaks and jagged volcanic plugs which tower over the highland plateaux of the Simien Mountains compete with rugged gorges and deep gullies to form what is, arguably, the most awe-inspiring landscape in Africa. As we trek through this distant mountain range we pass small hamlets where villagers eke out an existence from the limited arable land. We may come across large troops of Gelada baboons foraging on the escarpment; and, with luck, spot Walia ibex and Ethiopian wolves.
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<div class="clearfix" id="TripNotePreviewTitleBar"><div id="TripNoteIntrepidLogo"></div><div id="TripNotePreviewLogo"></div></div><div id="TripNoteLastModified">Last Modified: 28 Nov 2014</div><div id="TripNoteTripTitle">The Simien Mountains Trek</div><div id="TripNoteProductCode">Trip code: TYE</div><div id="TripNoteValidity">Validity: 01 Jan 2015 to 31 Dec 2017</div><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Table of Contents</div><table id="TripNoteTableOfContents"><tr><td><a href="#Style">Style</a></td><td><a href="#Groupsize">Group size</a></td><td><a href="#Joiningpoint">Joining point </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Themes">Themes</a></td><td><a href="#Accommodation">Accommodation</a></td><td><a href="#Finishpoint">Finish point </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Map">Map</a></td><td><a href="#Meals">Meals</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerary">Itinerary</a></td><td><a href="#Transport">Transport</a></td></tr></table><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div id="Style" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Style</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Exodus</div></div><div id="Themes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Themes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Walking &amp; Trekking, Adult Group, Wilderness, Culture &amp; Discovery, Trek: point-to-point, Trek: summits, Accom: hotel/lodge, Accom: camping</div></div><div id="Themesdescriptions" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div></div><div id="Map" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Map</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">[DoxHandler=74337]<br /></div></div><div id="Itinerary" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary</div></div><div id="Day1StartAddisAbaba;half-daycitytour." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeadingFirstItem">Day 1 Start Addis Ababa; half-day city tour.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Addis Ababa - Guided tour</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Hotel (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day2FlytoGondar;citytour." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 2 Fly to Gondar; city tour.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Optional Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Castle Complex and Fasilidas' Bath - Free</li><li>Church of Debre Berhan Sellassie - Free</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Hotel (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day3DrivetoDebark;starttrekkingtoBuyitRasCamp." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 3 Drive to Debark; start trekking to Buyit Ras Camp.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day4TrektoGeechviaJinbarWaterfall." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 4 Trek to Geech via Jinbar Waterfall.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day5DaywalktoImetgogo." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 5 Day walk to Imetgogo.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day6TrektoChennekviaEnatyieEscarpment." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 6 Trek to Chennek via Enatyie Escarpment.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day7TrektoAmbikowithascentofBwuhit." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 7 Trek to Ambiko with ascent of Bwuhit.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day8AscentofRasDashen." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 8 Ascent of Ras Dashen.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day9TrektoSonaviaArkwasiye." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 9 Trek to Sona via Arkwasiye.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day10DescendtoAnsiyaWenzRiverandontoLamoCamp." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 10 Descend to Ansiya Wenz River and on to Lamo Camp.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day11ContinuetoMulitCamp." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 11 Continue to Mulit Camp.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day12ShortwalktoAdiArkaywherethetrekfinishes;drivetoGondar." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 12 Short walk to Adi Arkay where the trek finishes; drive to Gondar.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Hotel (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day13FlytoAddis;tripends." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 13 Fly to Addis; trip ends.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchaselist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Single supplement (TYE)</li><li>Harar Extension Single supplement (compulsory) (XTNHARAR)</li><li>Harar Extension Single traveller supplement (compulsory) (XTNHARAR)</li><li>Lalibela Ext. 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Single room suppl (with TYE) (XTNLALIBTYE)</li><li>17 days worldwide single trip insurance (17WST)</li></ul></div></div><div id="Wealsorecommendlist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Kit Bag - Complimentary (KB)</li></ul></div></div><div id="Groupsize" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group size</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Maximum of 18 travellers per group.</div></div><div id="Accommodation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Camping (with basic facilities) (9 nts), Hotel (3 nts)</div></div><div id="Meals" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">12 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 9 Dinners</div></div><div id="Transport" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Transport</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">4x4, Minibus, Plane</div></div><div id="Joiningpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Joining point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Ghion Hotel</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Ras Desta Damtew St Stadium around Meskel Square</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Addis Ababa</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">1643</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">ETHIOPIA</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Phone: +251 115 513 222</div></div><div id="Finishpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Finish point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Ghion Hotel</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Ras Desta Damtew St Stadium around Meskel Square</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Addis Ababa</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">1643</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">ETHIOPIA</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Phone: +251 115 513 222</div></div>

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  • 9 nights wild camping, 4 nights standard hotels with en suite facilities
  • 10 days point-to-point walking with full porterage
  • Good physical condition required
  • Altitude maximum 4543m, average 3300m
  • All breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners
  • All accommodation (see below)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
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  • It is likely to be sunny most of the time on all departures. Most of Ethiopia is high, so although the sun is powerful, the temperature is usually very pleasant. There is, however, the risk of sunburn at high altitude, so it is essential you ensure you are adequately protected. Nights are generally cool to cold, depending on altitude and frosts are possible overnight in the mountains, when the night temperature could drop to 0degC and exceptionally to -5degC. Daytime temperatures seldom rise above 25degC except at lower altitudes. It can be very hot in the lowlands in December, January and February. The main rains come between June and late September, and while November is one of the coolest months of the year it is also generally one of the clearest. January and February will be hotter and much drier. The landscape is likely to be more arid than in October and November, which can still be quite lush after the rains. Please note that there is a possibility of rain on all departures (especially October).

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Trek through Ethiopia's dramatic Simien Mountains.

All breakfasts, 9 lunches, 9 dinners Hotel meals are generally good although they can lack variety. Local dishes tend to be very good if you like hot, spicy food although milder versions can be requested. Local food is traditionally eaten with the hands. The sour bread known as injera is used as a scoop for the casserole dishes known as wat. All food on trek is cooked for you and, although local produce can be a bit limited in the mountains, it is usually of a high standard. Vegetarians can be catered for, though you may find the diet somewhat limited. Clients who have specialist dietary requirements must contact us to discuss if they can be accommodated. Ethiopia is a poor country and they are not familiar with gluten or lactose free diets. Please note that you should not drink the tap water in Ethiopia. We also suggest that clients bring snack food as this can be difficult to obtain outside of Addis Ababa.
This is a strenuous trek with several days spent close to or above 4,000 metres. There are a number of long days including the optional ascent of Ras Dashen, at 4,543m the highest mountain in Ethiopia; this involves 1,300m of ascent and descent in one day. There is also a lot of ascent and descent on many of the other days, and some fairly exposed rough trails. We do not suggest that you attempt this trek unless you are confident of your ability. The total cumulative amount of ascent is 6,500m, and the descent is 7,650m. There are 10 days walking with full porterage, and the trip is graded C (this is at the tougher end of the grade C scale though). On the October departures there is the possibility of some river crossings. The trails in the Simien Mountains are generally well marked and the landmarks are distinctive. We will be walking for about 6-7 hours a day (although on 4 days as much as 10-12 hours) and the terrain can be quite tough in places. Much of the trek is in remote areas. If you suffer from vertigo, you may want to carefully consider this trip before booking. There are steep drops in the Simien Mountains, which is what makes the scenery so spectacular. There is never an occasion when you need walk close to the edge of the cliffs so if you are happy to stand back you should not be discomforted in any way.
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start trekking to Buyit Ras Camp.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day5TrektoGeechviaJinbarWaterfall." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 5 Trek to Geech via Jinbar Waterfall.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day6DaywalktoImetgogo." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 6 Day walk to Imetgogo.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day7TrektoChennekviaEnatyieEscarpment." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 7 Trek to Chennek via Enatyie Escarpment.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day8TrektoAmbikowithascentofBwuhit." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 8 Trek to Ambiko with ascent of Bwuhit.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day9AscentofRasDashen." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 9 Ascent of Ras Dashen.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day10TrektoSonaviaArkwasiye." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 10 Trek to Sona via Arkwasiye.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day11DescendtoAnsiyaWenzRiverandontoLamoCamp." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 11 Descend to Ansiya Wenz River and on to Lamo Camp.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day12ContinuetoMulitCamp." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 12 Continue to Mulit Camp.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Camping (with basic facilities) (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day13ShortwalktoAdiArkaywherethetrekfinishes;drivetoGondar." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 13 Short walk to Adi Arkay where the trek finishes; drive to Gondar.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Hotel (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day14DepartAddis" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 14 Depart Addis</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Day15ArriveLondon" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 15 Arrive London</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchaselist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Single supplement (TYE)</li><li>Harar Extension Single supplement (compulsory) (XTNHARAR)</li><li>Harar Extension Single traveller supplement (compulsory) (XTNHARAR)</li><li>Lalibela Ext. Single traveller suppl. (with TYE) (XTNLALIBTYE)</li><li>Lalibela Ext. Single room suppl (with TYE) (XTNLALIBTYE)</li><li>17 days worldwide single trip insurance (17WST)</li></ul></div></div><div id="Wealsorecommendlist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ><ul><li>Kit Bag - Complimentary (KB)</li></ul></div></div><div id="Groupsize" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group size</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Maximum of 18 travellers per group.</div></div><div id="Accommodation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >Camping (with basic facilities) (9 nts), Hotel (3 nts)</div></div><div id="Meals" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >12 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 9 Dinners</div></div><div id="Transport" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Transport</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >4x4, Minibus, Plane</div></div><div id="AlternateJoiningpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Alternate Joining point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >For trips departing on the following dates, use this joining point. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >12 Jan 2015 (TYE150112), 16 Feb 2015 (TYE150216), 02 Mar 2015 (TYE150302), 05 Oct 2015 (TYE151005), 19 Oct 2015 (TYE151019), 02 Nov 2015 (TYE151102), 16 Nov 2015 (TYE151116), 30 Nov 2015 (TYE151130), 11 Jan 2016 (TYE160111), 15 Feb 2016 (TYE160215), 29 Feb 2016 (TYE160229), 03 Oct 2016 (TYE161003), 17 Oct 2016 (TYE161017), 31 Oct 2016 (TYE161031), 14 Nov 2016 (TYE161114), 28 Nov 2016 (TYE161128), 09 Jan 2017 (TYE170109), 13 Feb 2017 (TYE170213)</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London, All Airports</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" > </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >UNITED KINGDOM</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div></div><div id="AlternateFinishpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Alternate Finish point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >For trips departing on the following dates, use this finish point. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >12 Jan 2015 (TYE150112), 16 Feb 2015 (TYE150216), 02 Mar 2015 (TYE150302), 05 Oct 2015 (TYE151005), 19 Oct 2015 (TYE151019), 02 Nov 2015 (TYE151102), 16 Nov 2015 (TYE151116), 30 Nov 2015 (TYE151130), 11 Jan 2016 (TYE160111), 15 Feb 2016 (TYE160215), 29 Feb 2016 (TYE160229), 03 Oct 2016 (TYE161003), 17 Oct 2016 (TYE161017), 31 Oct 2016 (TYE161031), 14 Nov 2016 (TYE161114), 28 Nov 2016 (TYE161128), 09 Jan 2017 (TYE170109), 13 Feb 2017 (TYE170213)</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London, All Airports</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" > </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >London</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" >UNITED KINGDOM</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock" ></div></div>
USD $3,230.00
Price: Total Price (LO) 
USD $3,230.00
CAD $3,230.00
AUD $3,230.00
EUR €2,295.00
GBP £1,699.00
NZD $3,735.00
ZAR R30,580.00
CHF FR2,750.00
Price: Cost Per Day (LO) 
USD $248.46
CAD $248.46
AUD $248.46
EUR €176.54
GBP £130.69
NZD $287.31
ZAR R2,352.31
CHF FR211.54
Price: Deposit Required (LO) 
USD $250.00
CAD $250.00
AUD $250.00
EUR €250.00
GBP £250.00
NZD $250.00
ZAR R250.00
CHF FR250.00
Price: Total Price (FI Adult) 
GBP £2,299.00
Price: Cost Per Day (FI Adult) 
GBP £176.85
Price: Deposit Required (FI Adult) 
GBP £250.00
Price: Actual Price (FI Child) 
Price: Total Price (FI Child) 
Price: Cost Per Day (FI Child) 
Price: Deposit Required (FI Child) 
Wild Camping & Hotels
You will spend 9 nights wild camping and 4 nights in standard hotels. Tents will be erected by local staff members, who will also cook and wash up. Limited single accommodation is available and we can arrange extra accommodation before or after the trip. Single supplement available from GBP200
Campsite, Ethiopia
Number of Days Activity 
10
Pace 
Approximately 2.5-12 hours walking per day
Terrain 
High altitude; including steep, rocky terrain
Price: Actual Price (LO twin share) 
Price: Actual Price (FI Adult twin share) 
Price: Total Price (LO twin share) 
Price: Total Price (FI Adult twin share) 
Price: Total Price (FI Child twin share) 
Price: Actual Price (FI Child twin share) 
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
  • Trek through spectacular natural beauty
  • Visit remote mountain villages
  • Spot fantastic endemic wildlife

Adult Group

15
Trek through the Chess pieces of the Gods
Peak Activity Type 

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Glimpse of Galapagos - Central Islands

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8
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81 647
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Friday, April 11, 2014 - 12:50
6
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WAN
Rating: Culture Shock 
 
 
 
 
 
Group Size Min 
1
Group Size Max 
16
15
Age Max 
99
Meal Count Breakfast 
5
Meal Count Lunch 
3
Meal Count Dinner 
3
CO2 Offset 
0
Transport 
Accommodation 
Included Activities 
Bartolome Island Visit
Isla Mosquera Beach Trip
Plaza Sur
Santa Cruz Highlands
Santa Fe Island
Sombrero Chino Visit
Location Start 
Quito
Location End 
Quito
Web Marketing H2 
Web Marketing Overview Meta 
Location End (Country) 
Ecuador
Location Start (Country) 
Ecuador
Primary Country 
Ecuador
Countries 
Ecuador
Trip Validity 
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 to Thursday, December 31, 2015
Marketing Rating 
1.00
Is Kitty Variable? 
Unpaid Extras 
Galapagos National Park Fee (Paid locally)
Price: Per Day 
USD $445.00
CAD $451.29
AUD $467.05
EUR €326.47
GBP £281.25
NZD $554.59
ZAR R4,251.32
CHF FR402.06
USD $2,560.00
CAD $2,595.00
AUD $2,695.00
EUR €1,875.00
GBP £1,615.00
NZD $3,195.00
ZAR R24,530.00
CHF FR2,310.00
Price: Actual Price (twin share) 
Price: Extras 
USD $110.00 Galapagos National Park Fee (Paid locally)
Price: Kitty 
Price: Total (single rate) 
USD $2,670.00*
CAD $2,707.73*
AUD $2,802.28*
EUR €1,958.83*
GBP £1,687.49*
NZD $3,327.56*
ZAR R25,507.89*
CHF FR2,412.38*
Price: Total (twin share) 
Price: Deposit 
USD $250.00
CAD $250.00
AUD $250.00
EUR €250.00
GBP £250.00
NZD $250.00
ZAR R250.00
CHF FR250.00
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Trip Notes 

<div class="clearfix" id="TripNotePreviewTitleBar"><div id="TripNoteIntrepidLogo"></div><div id="TripNotePreviewLogo"></div></div><div id="TripNoteLastModified">Last Modified: 17 Apr 2014</div><div id="TripNoteTripTitle">Glimpse of Galapagos - Central Islands</div><div id="TripNoteProductCode">Trip code: WAN</div><div id="TripNoteValidity">Validity: 01 Jan 2014 to 31 Dec 2015</div><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Table of Contents</div><table id="TripNoteTableOfContents"><tr><td><a href="#Style">Style</a></td><td><a href="#Groupsize">Group size</a></td><td><a href="#Visas">Visas</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Map">Map</a></td><td><a href="#Yourfellowtravellers">Your fellow travellers</a></td><td><a href="#Issuesonyourtrip">Issues on your trip</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerary">Itinerary</a></td><td><a href="#Singletravellers">Single travellers</a></td><td><a href="#Whattotake">What to take</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Alsoavailabletopurchase">Also available to purchase</a></td><td><a href="#Accommodation">Accommodation</a></td><td><a href="#Health">Health</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerarydisclaimer">Itinerary disclaimer</a></td><td><a href="#Meals">Meals</a></td><td><a href="#Safety">Safety</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Physicalpreparation">Physical preparation</a></td><td><a href="#Transport">Transport</a></td><td><a href="#Travelinsurance">Travel insurance</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Includedactivities">Included activities</a></td><td><a href="#Groupleader">Group leader</a></td><td><a href="#ResponsibleTravel">Responsible Travel</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#MoneyExchange">Money Exchange</a></td><td><a href="#Joiningpoint">Joining point </a></td><td><a href="#Acoupleofrules">A couple of rules</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Spendingmoney">Spending money</a></td><td><a href="#Arrivalcomplications">Arrival complications</a></td><td><a href="#TheIntrepidFoundation">The Intrepid Foundation</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Tipping">Tipping</a></td><td><a href="#Finishpoint">Finish point </a></td><td><a href="#ResponsibleTravelprojects">Responsible Travel projects</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Departuretax">Departure tax</a></td><td><a href="#Emergencycontact">Emergency contact</a></td><td><a href="#Feedback">Feedback</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Importantnotes">Important notes</a></td><td><a href="#Emergencyfunds">Emergency funds</a></td></tr></table><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div id="Style" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Style</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Exodus</div></div><div id="Themesdescriptions" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div></div><div id="Map" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Map</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">[DoxHandler=61161]<br /></div></div><div id="Itinerary" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary</div></div><div id="Day1Quito" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeadingFirstItem">Day 1 Quito</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Bienvenidos! Welcome to Ecuador.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting in the evening of Day 1.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>You can arrive at any time during the day as there are no activities planned until this important meeting; please check with the hotel reception where and when it will take place, or check the reception notice boards. If you can't arrange a flight that will have you arrive at the hotel by early evening, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please ensure you have all these details to provide to your leader. </div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Hotel (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day2IslaSantaCruz" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 2 Isla Santa Cruz</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">This morning we transfer to Quito Airport for our early morning flight to the Galapagos Islands. Be prepared for an early start as this could mean leaving the hotel as early as 4am. A US$10 per person transit card is payable on departure at Quito Airport and a US$100 per person national park entry fee is payable on arrival. Please have cash on hand for these transactions as using credit cards can be time consuming.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">On arrival in the Galapagos we are met in the arrivals hall and then transferred to our boat, the Nemo III, anchored a short distance away. Once on board we'll be assigned our cabins, meet the crew members and get to know our naturalist guide and fellow travellers over a delicious lunch.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"> We head to the Highlands of Santa Cruz for a total change of scenery. Beginning at the coast we travel across Santa Cruz through the agricultural region and into the misty forests where we can see the Unique Scalesia cloud forest, dome shaped giant tortoises in the wild, different species of Darwin finches and possibly the world famous woodpecker and warbler finches as well as vermillion flycatchers. </div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Santa Cruz Highlands</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day3SouthPlaza/SantaFe" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 3 South Plaza/Santa Fe</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">A small island, Plaza Sur or South Plaza is nonetheless a place of great beauty, where we get close to sea lions and onto trails past one of the Galapagos’ largest land iguana populations, resting amid cacti and volcanic landscapes coloured bright red and green by sea-purslanes. The island’s rugged southern cliffs are an excellent place to spot tropicbirds and swallow-tailed gulls, as well as ‘the gentlemen’s club’, a gathering of male sea lions either too young or too old to be ‘beach masters’!</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Santa Fe is home to more sea lions, and these ones are very eager for swimming partners! It’s a lovely place to take a dip, offers a dense concentration of wildlife, and is a fantastic place to see many of the stars of the Galapagos in one relatively small area. Expect to see the Galapagos hawk, land Iguanas, a variety of finches and the Galapagos mockingbird, sea lions, marine turtles, frigatebirds, Galapagos doves and lava lizards. It’s a naturally beautiful island as well, with one of the most attractive coves in the archipelago, the waters jade green and wonderful for snorkelling. . Our trail follows the coast into the Opuntia Forest Santa Fe's trees are the largest in the Galapagos. Hiking into the island you can see a forest of giant cacti and palo santo trees. Once back at the beach we have free time to snorkel in the jade green water. Playful sea lion pups and fluorescent fish make for fascinating company.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Plaza Sur</li><li>Santa Fe Island</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day4IslaBartolome/SombreroChino" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 4 Isla Bartolome/Sombrero Chino</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Bartolome Island is one of the most spectacular volcanic landscapes in the Galapagos, full of parasitic spatter cones, lava flows, Galapagos penguins and lava lizards. Bartolomé is a relatively new island in the archipelago and walking shoes are required as we will climb over 360 wooden steps to the summit where the scenery is spectacular and we have a great view of Pinnacle Rock - one of the most photographed sites in the Galapagos, it is an abrupt jag of rock protruding from the earth like a tooth, while nearby two golden bays back onto each other. Here we can hike to the top of a once-active volcano and enjoy superb views across to Sullivan Bay, on nearby Santiago Island . If we are in luck we might catch a glance of the Galapagos Hawk here. We will also have the opportunity to go snorkelling with plenty of tropical fish, sea stars and hopefully with penguins, white tipped reef sharks and rays. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">We approach Sombrero Chino via a beautiful crescent-shaped, sandy beach that is home to sea lions and Sally Lightfoot crabs. The island is a miniature volcano, shaped like a Chinese hat (hence its name), and along its trails we explore the island’s volcanic origin with its fascinating lava tubes. Opposite Sombrero Chino, on the rocky shoreline of nearby Santiago, Galapagos penguins are often seen. We follow a trail that circles the cove and passes through a sea lion colony and innumerable marine iguanas. The cove also offers some great snorkelling opportunities, hopefully with Penguins and Sharks</div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Bartolome Island Visit</li><li>Sombrero Chino Visit</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day5IslaMosquera/Quito" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 5 Isla Mosquera/Quito</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">We sail to Isla Mosquera, an Islet situated between Baltra and North Seymour. This stretch of water is rich in sea life and is a popular spot for both sea lions and marine birds. Watch out for the boobies making their spectacularly quick headlong dives into the water. Isla Mosquera is a relaxing and picturesque spot with its uplifted coral reef with long stretches of white sand and rock pools. Along the rocks and in the tide pool, Sally Lightfoot crabs (red lava crabs) scamper back and forth, skipping across small pools of water in search of food. These crabs with their bright red shell tops and blue under shells are stunning against the black lava. The island also has a very large colony of sea lions as well as a sizeable resident brown pelican population. We also have the chance to go snorkelling.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Sadly all good things must come to an end and this is our final excursion. We say farewell to The Galapagos Islands and head to the airport for our flight back to Quito for the last night of the tour. Upon arrival in Quito Airport we are transferred back to our hotel for an overnight stay.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Isla Mosquera Beach Trip</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Hotel (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day6Quito" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 6 Quito</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">There are no activities planned for the final day so we are able to depart the accommodation at any time. There are many fascinating things to do in and around Quito so please speak to our customer service representative about any optional activities that might be of interest. Please check the 'Finishing Point Hotel' section for checkout times and luggage storage possibilities.</div></div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchase" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Also available to purchase</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">For many of our trips we have other services or experiences that are also available to purchase to extend your trip or to make your holiday a little easier. Below is a list of other travel products you can purchase in conjunction with this trip. </div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchaselist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul></ul></div></div><div id="Wealsorecommendlist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul></ul></div></div><div id="Itinerarydisclaimer" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary disclaimer</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Occasionally our itineraries are updated during the year to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers' comments and our own research. The information given in this itinerary may be slightly different to that in the brochure. It's very important that you print and review a final copy of your Trip Notes a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans. For the latest updated Trip Notes please visit our website: www.intrepidtravel.com<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Please note that while we operate successful trips in this region throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route.</div></div><div id="Physicalpreparation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Physical preparation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">We recommend that you undertake regular aerobic exercise in the weeks before you travel, particularly if you are not in the habit of regular exercise. Walking, jogging, swimming or riding a bike are all good ways to increase your aerobic fitness, which will allow you to enjoy the trip to its fullest.</div></div><div id="Includedactivities" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Included activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Included activities are listed in the day-to-day itinerary, all other activities are optional and at your own expense. If you choose not to participate in the included activities on this itinerary, the cost will not be refunded.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Snorkelling equipment and wetsuits are available on board the boat at no additional charge</div></div><div id="MoneyExchange" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Money Exchange</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">The official currency of Ecuador is the US dollar (USD).<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Please note that in Ecuador automatic money machines often limit the amount you can withdraw. This can be $100 or $200 per day depending on your card. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">With ATMs being widely available in major towns and cities, credit and debit cards are the best way to access money in Latin America (note though that charges are made for each transaction). Please check with your bank before departure that your card is accepted in the countries you are travelling to. Also ensure your bank is aware of your travel plans as - suspecting fraud - they may cancel your cards after the first few international transactions.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Be aware that your withdrawing limit may vary from country to country (regardless of your withdrawing limit in your home country) and it can be as low as the equivalent to US$100 per day.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>It's also advisable to carry some cash in small denominations bills, for those times when ATMs may not be available. US$ dollars is the most readily changeable currency.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>VERY IMPORTANT:<br />US$100 bills with serial number CB or BE and any other US$ bills that are old, torn, written or stamped on will not be accepted by local banks.</div></div><div id="Spendingmoney" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Spending money</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping, participating in optional activities, and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip. </div></div><div id="Tipping" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Tipping</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">BOAT CREW NEMO III:<br />If you have enjoyed the services provided by your guide and crew, a tip would be very much appreciated by them. As a guideline we recommend each passenger consider US$12-14 per day for the crew and US$8-10 per day for your guide. You can leave tips in envelopes that are placed in your cabin on the last day of your journey. </div></div><div id="Departuretax" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Departure tax</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">All departure taxes should be included in your international flight ticket.</div></div><div id="Importantnotes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Important notes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">GALAPAGOS PARK AND TRANSIT CARD FEES:<br />The Galapagos park fee (US$100) and transit card fee (US$10) are payable upon arrival to the islands (cash only)..This amount is in additional to your trip payment.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>When booking, please ensure that your details are correct, and double check them on your documents prior to departure. If your passport does not match your booking details, you may be refused entrance to Galapagos National Park. Please make sure that your name is spelt correctly, and that you book using the name in your passport (particularly if you are recently married). If you are issued a new passport with a different number between the time that you book and the time you travel, please take both the old and new passports with you.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">CHANGES TO ITINERARY:<br />This maritime component of this trip is operated by a fully licensed Ecuadorian shipping operator. The Captain of the vessel will do all that is possible to adhere to the outlined itinerary however it may be changed without previous notice due to such reasons as weather conditions or changes to the Galapagos National Park's regulations. We ask you for your patience and understanding with any changes outside our control.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">DIETARY REQUIREMENTS: <br />Should you have a special diet requirement (for example vegetarian, celiac, vegan, severe food allergies) it's essential that you inform Intrepid of the specific details at least 10 days prior to departure, in order to make sure the chef on board the boat or on the island can request the necessary food supplies. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">MINIMUM AGE:<br />The minimum age on this trip is 15. Please note that triple cabins are not available. If travelling with a child, the child will need to share with one of the adults, and the other adult will share with another adult passenger, or pay a single supplement.</div></div><div id="Groupsize" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group size</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Maximum of 16 travellers per group.</div></div><div id="Yourfellowtravellers" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Your fellow travellers</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">As you travel on a group trip you will be exposed to all the pleasures and maybe some of the frustrations of travelling in a group. Your fellow travellers will probably come from all corners of the world and likely a range of age groups too. We ask you to be understanding of the various needs and preferences of your group - patience with your fellow travellers is sometimes required for the benefit of everyone's travel experience. Remember too that you have responsibilities to the group. If you are requested to be at a place at a certain time, ensure that you don't keep the rest of the group waiting. We have found time and time again that the very best trips we operate are those where the dynamics within the group work well - this takes just a little effort on your part.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Due to privacy reasons we are unable to provide you with contact details and any personal information about your fellow travellers booked on your trip prior to departure. However you can download Intrepid's FREE Meet Up app to chat with your fellow travellers before your trip. Meet up, discuss your upcoming trip and share the excitement of planning for your adventure. For more information visit: www.intrepidtravel.com/meetup</div></div><div id="Singletravellers" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Single travellers</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and don't involve a compulsory single supplement. Single travellers share with people of the same gender in accommodation ranging from twin to multishare. Some of our itineraries have accommodation booked on a mixed gender share basis and where applicable this will be specified in our Trip Notes. On a selection of our trips, you have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure that you have your own accommodation (where available). Please note that this only applies to accommodation during the tour - pre-trip and post-trip accommodation will be booked on a single room basis.</div></div><div id="Accommodation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (3 nts), Hotel (2 nts)</div></div><div id="Accommodationdescription" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">The Nemo III is a twin hull sailing catamaran. There are 8 double cabins all with private bathrooms and air-conditioning. Single supplements are available on request should you require a cabin to yourself; however, be warned, they are expensive.</div></div><div id="Meals" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">5 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners</div></div><div id="Mealdescription" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">All meals are included whilst on the Nemo III. There is a chef on board who cooks up local and international cuisine daily, including a buffet breakfast.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">DIETARY REQUIREMENTS: Should you have a special diet requirement (for example vegetarian, celiac, vegan, severe food allergies) it's essential that you inform Intrepid of the specific details at least 10 days prior to departure, in order to make sure the chef on board the boat or on the island can request the necessary food supplies. </div></div><div id="Transport" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Transport</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Plane, Minibus, Boat</div></div><div id="Groupleader" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group leader</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">On this trip you'll be met by a local representative in Quito on Day 1 and on return to Quito on the second last day, and a Naturalist guide will accompany you on the Galapagos Islands.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">For our Galapagos trips we have a highly experienced shipboard staff and crew. Our guides are registered and trained in conservation and natural sciences by the Charles Darwin Foundation and licensed by the Galapagos National Park Service.</div></div><div id="Joiningpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Joining point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Hotel Cafe Cultura</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Robles &amp; Reina Victoria Esquina, Robles 513 </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Quito</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">ECUADOR</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Phone: 593 22558858</div></div><div id="Arrivalcomplications" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Arrival complications</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">We don't expect any problems (and nor should you) but if for any reason you are unable to commence your group trip as scheduled, please contact your starting point hotel, requesting that you speak to or leave a message for your group leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Please also make sure have a copy of the local operators Emergency phone numbers from our Emergency Contact section of these trip notes.</div></div><div id="Finishpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Finish point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Hotel Cafe Cultura</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Robles &amp; Reina Victoria Esquina, Robles 513 </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Quito</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">ECUADOR</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Phone: 593 22558858</div></div><div id="Emergencycontact" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Emergency contact</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">In the case of a genuine crisis or emergency, Intrepid's Ecuador Operations Office can be reached on:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Outside Ecuador: +593 9 94014877<br />From within Ecuador: 09 94014877<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>For all other enquiries please contact our Reservations department which is open 24 hours, 6 days per week. For further contact details please use the following page: </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/contact/">www.intrepidtravel.com/... /></div></div><div id="Emergencyfunds" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Emergency funds</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Please also make sure you have access to an additional US$400, to be used when unforeseen incidents or circumstances outside our control (eg. a natural disaster, civil unrest or an outbreak of bird flu) necessitate a change to our planned route.</div></div><div id="Visas" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Visas</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. The visa requirements for your trip vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. As a general rule most countries expect that you will have at least 6 months' validity on your passport. On arrival visitors may be asked to present return tickets and evidence of means to cover your intended stay. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>We keep the following information up to date as much as possible, but rules do change - it's important that you check for yourself. Residents from other countries must consult the relevant embassies or your travel agent.</div></div><div id="Visaspecifics" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">ECUADOR TOURIST VISA<br />Australia: Not required<br />Belgium: Not required<br />Canada: Not required<br />Germany: Not required<br />Ireland: Not required<br />Netherlands: Not required<br />New Zealand: Not required<br />South Africa: Not required<br />Switzerland: Not required<br />United Kingdom: Not required<br />United States: Not required</div></div><div id="Issuesonyourtrip" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Issues on your trip</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or our local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>We recognise that there may be times when your group leader/local partner may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the leader to speak to their direct manager.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. But we do ask you to be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is complete.</div></div><div id="Whattotake" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">What to take</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, the countries you are visiting and when you are travelling. Generally speaking you should pack as lightly as possible. On the vast majority of our trips you are expected to carry your own luggage and although you won't be required to walk long distances with your luggage (max 30 minutes), we recommend keeping the weight under 10kg / 22lb.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps. You'll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>You can find Intrepid's Ultimate Packing List on our website. It should be used as a guide only and isn't intended to be a complete packing list.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/pdf/trips/packinglist.pdf">Go to Intrepid's Ultimate Packing List</a><br /></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">There is not a lot of extra space on the boat in the Galapagos, so our general advice is to pack as lightly as possible. Life aboard the yacht is pretty informal, so casual comfortable clothing is best.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">WATER BOTTLE:<br />Please bring your own water bottle to refill along the way. The sale of bottled water contributes to an enormous environmental problem around the world. In addition to the water in bottles, the production of a 1 litre plastic bottle takes 2 litres of water and 200ml of oil. A large proportion end up in limited landfill or discarded in waterways and natural environments. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">SNORKELLING<br />There are many opportunities for snorkelling during your Galapagos voyage. Diving masks, snorkels, fins and some wetsuits are provided onboard the vessel and are for use by all passengers. Some passengers choose to bring their own, however this is a personal choice. Beach towels are also provided.<br />An underwater disposable camera is also recommended.<br /></div></div><div id="Health" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Health</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">All Intrepid travellers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Please note that if, in the opinion of our group leader or local guide, any traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, Intrepid reserves the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information or for any necessary vaccinations and anti-malarial requirements before departure. We recommend that you carry a first aid kit as well as any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses) as they may not easily be obtained at the locations on this trip. For legal reasons our leaders and guides are prohibited from administering any type of drugs including headache tablets and antibiotics. Please ensure that you are adequately prepared.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">YELLOW FEVER:<br />A valid international certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever is required in many countries. You may need to present this on arrival at the airport or border crossing. Some countries will refuse entry if you are unable to present your certificate. It's also quite common for your home country to request a Yellow Fever certificate on your arrival back home.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>It is your responsibility to check with your doctor well in advance of leaving home about the Yellow Fever requirements for the countries you'll be visiting.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">ALTITUDE SICKNESS: <br />Parts of your trip go above 2800 metres / 9200 feet where it is common for travellers to experience some adverse health effects due to the altitude - regardless of your age, gender and fitness. It even happened to Sir Edmund Hillary!<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Before your trip. <br />Some pre-existing medical conditions are known to severely worsen at high altitude and be difficult to adequately treat on the ground, leading to more serious consequences. It is imperative that you discuss your pre-existing medical condition/s with your doctor<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>We understand certain medications are reported to aid acclimatizing to high altitude. Please discuss these options with your doctor.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>During your trip. <br />While our leaders have basic first aid training and are aware of the closest medical facilities, it is very important that you are aware of the cause and effects of travelling at altitude, monitor your health and seek assistance accordingly.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Please read the following document carefully and, during your trip, utilise the table on the back daily to record your own perspective of your general health and any symptoms you may experience:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>http://d3oxn90f3yphmd.cloudfront.net/sites/default/files/file_attach/527... id="Safety" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Safety</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. Please refer to our website's safety page for links to major travel advisories and updates on safety issues affecting our trip.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe-keeping of your passport, air tickets, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of our hotels have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Your leader will accompany you on all included activities, however during your trip you'll have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your group leader will assist you with the available options in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your Intrepid itinerary, and Intrepid makes no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgement when selecting an activity in your free time. Please also note that your group leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it's deemed necessary due to safety concerns.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>For more details on the type of conditions and safety standards you can expect on your trip, please refer to Intrepid's operational safety policy on our website. We recommend that you take a moment to read through this information before travelling, and would appreciate any feedback on how well it's being implemented in the field:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/safety">www.intrepidtravel.com/safety</a><br /></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">AIRPORT TAXIS: <br />If you are taking a taxi from the airport by yourself, agree on the price beforehand and tell the driver to bring you straight to your hotel and that you ALREADY have a reservation. Both the tourist information booths at the airport as well as the independent taxi drivers receive commissions to persuade you to go elsewhere by using any type of argument.</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">WATER SAFETY:<br />Please take care when taking part in any activities in the ocean, river or open water, where waves and currents can be unpredictable. It's expected that anyone taking part in water activities is able to swim and have experience in open water. All swimmers should seek local advice before entering the water.</div></div><div id="Travelinsurance" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Travel insurance</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>When travelling on a group trip, you won't be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and the insurance company's 24 hour emergency contact number has been seen by your leader.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>If you have credit card insurance your group leader will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country.<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Please go to our website for links to various travel insurance providers:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/insurance.php">www.intrepidtravel.com/insu... /></div></div><div id="ResponsibleTravel" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Responsible Travel</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">We believe strongly in low impact or rather positive impact tourism. Broadly speaking this means that we try to minimise the negative aspects of tourism on the local cultures and environments that we visit and highlight the positive aspects. Please visit our website for further details and suggestions on how you can be a responsible traveller:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/rt/responsibletraveller">www.intr... /></div></div><div id="Acoupleofrules" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">A couple of rules</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on our trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land, but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for Intrepid travellers. Intrepid's philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter and in particular, the local people who make our destinations such special places. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our group leader has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.</div></div><div id="TheIntrepidFoundation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">The Intrepid Foundation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Since Intrepid Travel commenced operating in 1989 we've been committed to giving something back to the communities we visit. One way has been through our support for local humanitarian, development and conservation projects. Many of our travellers want to contribute something too. Whilst it is often tempting to give hand-outs to those less fortunate, this has the potential to promote a culture of begging and dependency. Handouts are not a sustainable way for individuals or communities to live. That’s why we established The Intrepid Foundation – to make it easier for travellers wishing to give back to communities in an effective and meaningful way. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>The Intrepid Foundation is a not-for-profit fund offering a selection of excellent grassroots organisations which you can contribute to. All donations to The Intrepid Foundation will be matched by Intrepid Travel dollar for dollar (up to AU$5,000 per donor and a total of AU$400,000 for all donors in each financial year). And every cent gets there as Intrepid Travel pays for all the administration costs. Donating is simple and secure. Please ask your group leader for information on the projects we support through The Intrepid Foundation or go to our website:</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.theintrepidfoundation.org/">www.theintrepidfoundation.org</a><br /></div></div><div id="ResponsibleTravelprojects" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Responsible Travel projects</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Organisations and projects currently supported by The Intrepid Foundation in Ecuador include:<div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>* The Charles Darwin Foundation protects species in the Galapagos that are on the borderline of extinction. Focusing on the island of Floreana, they hope to re-introduce several locally extinct and critically endangered keystone species that are integral to the ongoing balance and sustainability of the marine and terrestrial ecosystems.</div></div><div id="Feedback" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Feedback</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">After your travels, we want to hear from you! We rely on your feedback. We read it carefully. Feedback helps us understand what we are doing well and what we could be doing better. It allows us to make improvements for future travellers. <div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div>Remember that once you’ve left your feedback you’ll automatically be entered into our monthly draw for a US$500 (or equivalent in your local currency) travel voucher. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><a href="http://www.intrepidtravel.com/feedback/">Leave your feedback here - www.intrepidtravel.com/feedback</a><br /></div></div>

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<div class="clearfix" id="TripNotePreviewTitleBar"><div id="TripNoteIntrepidLogo"></div><div id="TripNotePreviewLogo"></div></div><div id="TripNoteLastModified">Last Modified: 01 Oct 2014</div><div id="TripNoteTripTitle">Classic Galapagos - Itinerary A</div><div id="TripNoteProductCode">Trip code: WGQ</div><div id="TripNoteValidity">Validity: 01 Jan 2014 to 31 Dec 2014</div><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Table of Contents</div><table id="TripNoteTableOfContents"><tr><td><a href="#Style">Style</a></td><td><a href="#Groupsize">Group size</a></td><td><a href="#AlternateJoiningpoint">Alternate Joining point </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Themes">Themes</a></td><td><a href="#Accommodation">Accommodation</a></td><td><a href="#Finishpoint">Finish point </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Map">Map</a></td><td><a href="#Meals">Meals</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerary">Itinerary</a></td><td><a href="#Transport">Transport</a></td></tr></table><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div id="Style" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Style</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Exodus</div></div><div id="Themes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Themes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Adult Group, Photography, Accom: premium, Wilderness, Wildlife, Water-based</div></div><div id="Themesdescriptions" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div></div><div id="Map" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Map</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">[DoxHandler=59088]<br /></div></div><div id="Itinerary" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary</div></div><div id="Day1SpendarelaxingdayinQuito." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeadingFirstItem">Day 1 Spend a relaxing day in Quito.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Hotel (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day2FlytotheGalapagosIslands;boardMCQueenBeatriz." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 2 Fly to the Galapagos Islands; board MC Queen Beatriz.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Snorkelling Punta Carrion</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day3SeconddayoftheGalapagoscruise." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 3 Second day of the Galapagos cruise. </div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Arnoldo Tupiza Tortoise breeding center</li><li>Las Tintoreras visit</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day4ThirddayoftheGalapagoscruise." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 4 Third day of the Galapagos cruise. </div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Post Office Bay</li><li>Punta Cormorant and Devil's Crown</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day5FourthdayoftheGalapagoscruise." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 5 Fourth day of the Galapagos cruise.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Charles Darwin Research Centre</li><li>Santa Cruz Highlands</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day6FifthdayoftheGalapagoscruise." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 6 Fifth day of the Galapagos cruise. </div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Plaza Sur</li><li>Isla Santa Fe</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day7SixthdayofGalapagoscruise." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 7 Sixth day of Galapagos cruise. </div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Bahia Gardner</li><li>Punta Suarez</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day8SeventhdayofGalapagoscruise." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 8 Seventh day of Galapagos cruise. </div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Isla Lobos</li><li>Punta Pitt</li><li>Kicker Rock - Snorkelling</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day9DisembarkQueenBeatriz;returntoQuito." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 9 Disembark Queen Beatriz; return to Quito. </div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>San Cristobal Interpretation Center</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Hotel (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day10EndQuito." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 10 End Quito. </div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchaselist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>17 days worldwide single trip insurance (17WST)</li></ul></div></div><div id="Wealsorecommendlist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul></ul></div></div><div id="Groupsize" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group size</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Maximum of 16 travellers per group.</div></div><div id="Accommodation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (7 nts), Hotel (2 nts)</div></div><div id="Meals" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">9 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 7 Dinners</div></div><div id="Transport" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Transport</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Plane, Motorised catamaran</div></div><div id="AlternateJoiningpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Alternate Joining point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">For trips departing on the following dates, use this joining point. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">29 Nov 2014 (WGQ1411294), 13 Dec 2014 (WGQ1412134), 27 Dec 2014 (WGQ1412274)</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Hotel Le Parc</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">República de El Salvador N34-349 e Irlanda </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Quito</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">ECUADOR</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div></div><div id="Finishpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Finish point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Hotel Le Parc</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">República de El Salvador N34-349 e Irlanda </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Quito</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">ECUADOR</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div></div>

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  • 7 nights on board the Queen Beatriz, 3 nights hotel
  • Travel by internal flight, motor catamaran and minibus
  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • All accommodation (see below)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
  • Snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel and fins) available free of charge on board
Comma Seperated Trip Codes 
WAG, WGR, WGS
  • In Quito and the highlands it should be warm by day and generally dry. Maximum daytime temperatures are almost constant throughout the year at 20degC, nights 8degC. Some rain can be expected in February to May and October to November but storms, though heavy, are generally short, and Quito is considered to have quite a pleasant climate.
  • It is possible to visit the Galapagos at any time of year, though the weather patterns are complicated and cannot be reduced to easy formulas. The weather is controlled by the two main ocean currents of the region, the Humboldt, bringing cold water from the Antarctic, and El Nino, which brings tropical water from the Gulf of Panama. How close to Galapagos they converge (which varies from year to year) is the key to the weather.
  • 'Dry season'
  • Generally speaking, late May to early December is the cooler 'dry' season. In this period it is not necessarily dry, as there is a persistent light mist (garua) and often light drizzle, and the higher mountain slopes are covered in cloud and fog or rain. At this time the winds are in the southeast and are higher than at other times, so seas can sometimes be choppy and anyone worried about seasickness might be better advised to avoid it. Daytime maximum temperatures lie between 27 and 31degC, the cooler months being July to November. In July and August the fairly strong winds introduce a chill factor, and it can feel quite cold at nights, though throughout the year the official night temperatures vary between 19 and 24degC.
  • 'Wet season'
  • Depending on how close the convergence of the two currents comes to Galapagos, there may or may not be a wet season from January to April or May. approx. every seven years the El Nino current actually hits the islands and there will be heavy rains in these months. In other years there will be more or less rain, usually falling sporadically from otherwise clear skies. The ocean temperatures are higher, with generally calm seas and strong sunshine: pleasant, but potentially very hot. Apart from an El Nino year, the weather is usually better from December/January to April/May than at other times even if there is some rain, and most people would regard these months as the best time to go.

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A Luxury Class 7 night cruise in the enchanted Galapagos Islands aboard the Queen Beatriz, a modern catamaran

All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners included. On board the Queen Beatriz meals are plentiful with a wide choice of international and local cuisine. Breakfasts will usually consist of cheese, meats, eggs, cereal, toasts, yoghurts and fruits. Snacks are provided mid-morning and mid-afternoon, and for lunches and dinner soup usually precedes the main course. Alcoholic drinks are available to be purchased from the bar. Drinking water, tea, coffee and juice is freely available at no additional charge. The chef can prepare meals for vegetarians and those with other dietary requirements provided advance notice is given - please inform us at the time of booking.
This trip has been graded 1 (Leisurely) with a Safari Rating of 5, and will be operated in partnership with our sister company, Peregrine Adventures. As such the departures are not exclusive to Exodus and groups may be a mixture of Exodus, Peregrine and other clients. Occasionally some of these may be younger than Exodus' minimum age for this trip. This trip is booked through Exodus and you will receive the same award winning customer service that you are used to. Peregrine operate with the same core principles used by Exodus and champion the benefits of small group travel. This trip is great for wildlife enthusiasts, photographers and those with an interest in history or geology. Though you do not need to be particularly fit, you should note that due to the volcanic nature of the Galapagos islands there will be some walking on rough ground and sharp volcanic rocks. The ability to withstand high temperatures and swim will maximize your enjoyment. Due to local regulations in the Galapagos we have specific time slots for making our landings and site visits. There is usually very little disruption to the schedule, but this can mean little room for deviation in the event of poor weather or other circumstances. In the Galapagos, each day will feature a mixture of walking, snorkelling and exploring the islands by boat. To get closer to the designated landing sites on each of the islands we disembark the Queen Beatriz into small pangas (motorised dinghys). Landings on the islands are divided into two types - wet and dry. For dry landings, the panga will take you right up to a landing stage or rocky outcrop where you can disembark without getting wet. However in some places where there is no landing stage the panga will stop close to a beach and you will be expected to walk through shallow water (generally no more than ankle-deep) to the shore. The leader will always advise conditions prior to leaving the boat and it is possible to skip any particular excursion if you would rather relax on board. There are plenty of opportunities for snorkelling in the Galapagos and this is one of the best ways to experience the marine life. A mask and snorkel will reveal an exciting underwater world with sea lions, rays, turtles, marine iguanas and a colourful array of fish. On most days of the itinerary there will be time set aside for snorkelling.
Weather Chart, Puerto Vilami,GalapagosWeather chart, Quito, Ecuador
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Sleeping sea lions, Galapagos Islands
Blue-footed booby, Galapagos Islands
Cactus covering the Galapagos landscape
Sally Lightfoot crab, Galapagos Islands
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USD $5,135.00
Price: Total Price (LO) 
USD $5,355.00
CAD $5,520.46
AUD $5,409.56
EUR €3,742.66
GBP £3,144.98
NZD $6,050.12
ZAR R53,955.78
CHF FR4,529.77
Price: Cost Per Day (LO) 
USD $535.50
CAD $552.05
AUD $540.96
EUR €374.27
GBP £314.50
NZD $605.01
ZAR R5,395.58
CHF FR452.98
Price: Deposit Required (LO) 
USD $250.00
CAD $250.00
AUD $250.00
EUR €250.00
GBP £250.00
NZD $250.00
ZAR R250.00
CHF FR250.00
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Hotels & Motor Catamaran
7 nights on board the Queen Beatriz in en suite, air-conditioned rooms, 3 nights hotel with en suite rooms. A luxury modern Catamaran, the Queen Beatriz has a comfortable lounge and dining area, on-board Jacuzzi and a sun deck for wildlife viewing. She has eight well-appointed, air-conditioned cabins from standard to suite with a mix of twins and double beds. Specifications Category: Luxury Class Length: 30.2 metres Speed: 12 knots Optional single supplement: Please ask your Sales consultant for details.
Exterior of the MC Queen Beatriz Deluxe double cabin of the MC Queen Beatriz Lounge area of the MC Queen Beatriz
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  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (please ask for details)
  • Compulsory Galapagos taxes USD110 (approx. GBP70), paid locally
  • 7 memorable nights in the Galapagos on a Luxury Class Modern Catamaran
  • Snorkel in beautiful idyllic bays and coves - turtles, sea lions and marine iguanas also inhabit the water
  • Fantastic wildlife observation and great photo opportunities!

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A Luxury Class 7 night cruise in the enchanted Galapagos Islands
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Classic Galapagos - Itinerary B

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9
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7
Meal Count Dinner 
7
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0
Accommodation 
Included Activities 
Bachas Beach Visit
Black Turtle Cove Visit
Cerro Dragon
Charles Darwin Research Centre
Espumilla Beach and Buccaneer’s Cove
Isla Bartolome
Isla Mosquera Beach
Isla North Seymour Walk and Snorkel
Isla Rabida Snorkelling
Puerto Egas
San Cristobal Highlands
Santa Cruz Highlands
Sombrero Chino
Sullivan Bay
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Quito
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Quito
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The Queen Beatriz is Exodus’ most luxurious boat, but not overly-ornate: just a small and stylish vessel, ideal as a smart base for exploring these enchanted islands. This trip features a 7 night cruise following itinerary B (San Cristóbal, Bartolomé, Santiago, Santa Cruz, North Seymour, Rabida and Baltra). This cruise is also available as 'Classic Galapagos - Itinerary A'.
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Ecuador
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Ecuador
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Ecuador
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Ecuador
Trip Validity 
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 to Wednesday, December 31, 2014
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Galapagos National Park Fee (Paid locally)
Price: Per Day 
USD $535.50
CAD $552.05
AUD $540.96
EUR €374.27
GBP £314.50
NZD $605.01
ZAR R5,395.58
CHF FR452.98
USD $5,135.00
CAD $5,295.00
AUD $5,195.00
EUR €3,575.00
GBP £3,000.00
NZD $5,785.00
ZAR R52,000.00
CHF FR4,325.00
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USD $110.00 Galapagos National Park Fee (Paid locally)
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USD $5,355.00*
CAD $5,520.46*
AUD $5,409.56*
EUR €3,742.66*
GBP £3,144.98*
NZD $6,050.12*
ZAR R53,955.78*
CHF FR4,529.77*
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Price: Deposit 
USD $250.00
CAD $250.00
AUD $250.00
EUR €250.00
GBP £250.00
NZD $250.00
ZAR R250.00
CHF FR250.00
Classic Galapagos - Central Eastern Islands trip map
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Trip Notes 

<div class="clearfix" id="TripNotePreviewTitleBar"><div id="TripNoteIntrepidLogo"></div><div id="TripNotePreviewLogo"></div></div><div id="TripNoteLastModified">Last Modified: 07 Nov 2014</div><div id="TripNoteTripTitle">Classic Galapagos - Itinerary B</div><div id="TripNoteProductCode">Trip code: WGQ</div><div id="TripNoteValidity">Validity: 01 Jan 2014 to 31 Dec 2014</div><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Table of Contents</div><table id="TripNoteTableOfContents"><tr><td><a href="#Style">Style</a></td><td><a href="#Groupsize">Group size</a></td><td><a href="#AlternateJoiningpoint">Alternate Joining point </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Themes">Themes</a></td><td><a href="#Accommodation">Accommodation</a></td><td><a href="#Finishpoint">Finish point </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Map">Map</a></td><td><a href="#Meals">Meals</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerary">Itinerary</a></td><td><a href="#Transport">Transport</a></td></tr></table><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div id="Style" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Style</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Exodus</div></div><div id="Themes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Themes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Adult Group, Photography, Accom: premium, Wilderness, Wildlife, Water-based</div></div><div id="Themesdescriptions" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div></div><div id="Map" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Map</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">[DoxHandler=59087]<br /></div></div><div id="Itinerary" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary</div></div><div id="Day1SpendarelaxingdayinQuito." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeadingFirstItem">Day 1 Spend a relaxing day in Quito.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Hotel (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day2FlytotheGalapagosIslands;boardMCQueenBeatriz." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 2 Fly to the Galapagos Islands; board MC Queen Beatriz.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>San Cristobal Highlands</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day3SeconddayoftheGalapagoscruise." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 3 Second day of the Galapagos cruise. </div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Isla Bartolome</li><li>Sullivan Bay</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day4ThirddayoftheGalapagoscruise." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 4 Third day of the Galapagos cruise. </div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Espumilla Beach and Buccaneer’s Cove</li><li>Puerto Egas</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day5FourthdayoftheGalapagoscruise." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 5 Fourth day of the Galapagos cruise.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Charles Darwin Research Centre</li><li>Santa Cruz Highlands</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day6FifthdayoftheGalapagoscruise." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 6 Fifth day of the Galapagos cruise. </div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Isla Mosquera Beach</li><li>Isla North Seymour Walk and Snorkel</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day7SixthdayofGalapagoscruise." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 7 Sixth day of Galapagos cruise. </div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Black Turtle Cove Visit</li><li>Cerro Dragon</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day8SeventhdayofGalapagoscruise." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 8 Seventh day of Galapagos cruise. </div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Isla Rabida Snorkelling</li><li>Sombrero Chino</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day9DisembarkQueenBeatriz;returntoQuito." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 9 Disembark Queen Beatriz; return to Quito. </div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Bachas Beach Visit</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Hotel (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day10EndQuito." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 10 End Quito. </div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchaselist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>17 days worldwide single trip insurance (17WST)</li></ul></div></div><div id="Wealsorecommendlist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul></ul></div></div><div id="Groupsize" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group size</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Maximum of 16 travellers per group.</div></div><div id="Accommodation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (7 nts), Hotel (2 nts)</div></div><div id="Meals" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">9 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 7 Dinners</div></div><div id="Transport" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Transport</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Plane, Motorised catamaran</div></div><div id="AlternateJoiningpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Alternate Joining point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">For trips departing on the following dates, use this joining point. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">06 Dec 2014 (WGQ1412064), 20 Dec 2014 (WGQ1412204)</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Hotel Le Parc</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">República de El Salvador N34-349 e Irlanda </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Quito</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">ECUADOR</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div></div><div id="Finishpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Finish point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Hotel Le Parc</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">República de El Salvador N34-349 e Irlanda </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Quito</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">ECUADOR</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div></div>

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  • 7 nights on board the Queen Beatriz, 3 nights hotel
  • Travel by internal flight, motor catamaran and minibus
  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • All accommodation (see below)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
  • Snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel and fins) available free of charge on board
Comma Seperated Trip Codes 
WGT ,WAG,WAW
  • In Quito and the highlands it should be warm by day and generally dry. Maximum daytime temperatures are almost constant throughout the year at 20degC, nights 8degC. Some rain can be expected in February to May and October to November but storms, though heavy, are generally short, and Quito is considered to have quite a pleasant climate.
  • It is possible to visit the Galapagos at any time of year, though the weather patterns are complicated and cannot be reduced to easy formulas. The weather is controlled by the two main ocean currents of the region, the Humboldt, bringing cold water from the Antarctic, and El Nino, which brings tropical water from the Gulf of Panama. How close to Galapagos they converge (which varies from year to year) is the key to the weather.
  • 'Dry season'
  • Generally speaking, late May to early December is the cooler 'dry' season. In this period it is not necessarily dry, as there is a persistent light mist (garua) and often light drizzle, and the higher mountain slopes are covered in cloud and fog or rain. At this time the winds are in the southeast and are higher than at other times, so seas can sometimes be choppy and anyone worried about seasickness might be better advised to avoid it. Daytime maximum temperatures lie between 27 and 31degC, the cooler months being July to November. In July and August the fairly strong winds introduce a chill factor, and it can feel quite cold at nights, though throughout the year the official night temperatures vary between 19 and 24degC.
  • 'Wet season'
  • Depending on how close the convergence of the two currents comes to Galapagos, there may or may not be a wet season from January to April or May. approx. every seven years the El Nino current actually hits the islands and there will be heavy rains in these months. In other years there will be more or less rain, usually falling sporadically from otherwise clear skies. The ocean temperatures are higher, with generally calm seas and strong sunshine: pleasant, but potentially very hot. Apart from an El Nino year, the weather is usually better from December/January to April/May than at other times even if there is some rain, and most people would regard these months as the best time to go.

Weather & seasonality

A Luxury Class 7 night cruise in the enchanted Galapagos Islands aboard the Queen Beatriz, a modern catamaran

All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners included. On board the Queen Beatriz meals are plentiful with a wide choice of international and local cuisine. Breakfasts will usually consist of cheese, meats, eggs, cereal, toasts, yoghurts and fruits. Snacks are provided mid-morning and mid-afternoon, and for lunches and dinner soup usually precedes the main course. Alcoholic drinks are available to be purchased from the bar. Drinking water, tea, coffee and juice is freely available at no additional charge. The chef can prepare meals for vegetarians and those with other dietary requirements provided advance notice is given - please inform us at the time of booking.
This tour is operated in partnership with our sister company, Peregrine Adventures. As such the departures are not exclusive to Exodus and groups may be a mixture of Exodus, Peregrine and other clients. Occasionally some of these may be younger than Exodus' minimum age for this trip. This trip is booked through Exodus and you will receive the same award winning customer service that you are used to. Peregrine operate with the same core principles used by Exodus and champion the benefits of small group travel. The trip is great for wildlife enthusiasts and for those with an interest in history or geology, but you should note that due to the volcanic nature of the islands there will be some walking on rough ground and sharp volcanic rocks. Landings on the islands are divided into two types - wet and dry. For dry landings, a panga will take you right up to a landing stage or rocky outcrop, where you can disembark without getting wet. However in some places where there is no landing stage the panga will stop close to a beach and you will be expected to walk through shallow water (generally no more than ankle-deep) to the shore. There are plenty of opportunities for snorkelling in the Galapagos and this is one of the best ways to experience the marine life. A mask and snorkel will reveal an exciting underwater world with sea lions, rays, turtles, marine iguanas and a colourful array of fish. On most days of the itinerary there will be time set aside for snorkelling.
Weather chart, Quito, Ecuador
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Sleeping sea lions, Galapagos Islands
Spotted eagle rays underwater, Galapagos Islands
Blue footed boobies
Blue-footed booby, Galapagos Islands
Sally Lightfoot crab, Galapagos Islands
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USD $5,135.00
Price: Total Price (LO) 
USD $5,355.00
CAD $5,520.46
AUD $5,409.56
EUR €3,742.66
GBP £3,144.98
NZD $6,050.12
ZAR R53,955.78
CHF FR4,529.77
Price: Cost Per Day (LO) 
USD $535.50
CAD $552.05
AUD $540.96
EUR €374.27
GBP £314.50
NZD $605.01
ZAR R5,395.58
CHF FR452.98
Price: Deposit Required (LO) 
USD $250.00
CAD $250.00
AUD $250.00
EUR €250.00
GBP £250.00
NZD $250.00
ZAR R250.00
CHF FR250.00
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Hotels & Motor Catamaran
7 nights on board the Queen Beatriz in en suite, air-conditioned rooms, 3 nights hotel with en suite rooms. A luxury modern Catamaran, the Queen Beatriz has a comfortable lounge and dining area, on-board Jacuzzi and a sun deck for wildlife viewing. She has eight well-appointed, air-conditioned cabins from standard to suite with a mix of twins and double beds. Specifications Category: Luxury Class Length: 30.2 metres Speed: 12 knots Optional single supplement: Please ask your Sales consultant for details.
Exterior of the MC Queen Beatriz Deluxe double cabin of the MC Queen Beatriz Lounge area of the MC Queen Beatriz
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  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (please ask for details)
  • Compulsory Galapagos taxes USD110 (approx. GBP70), paid locally
  • 7 memorable nights in the Galapagos on a Luxury Class Modern Catamaran
  • Snorkel in beautiful idyllic bays and coves - turtles, sea lions and marine iguanas also inhabit the water
  • Fantastic wildlife observation and great photo opportunities!

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A Luxury Class 7 night cruise in the enchanted Galapagos Islands
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Galapagos Explorer - Itinerary B

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8
Product ID 
77 283
Last Starship Publish 
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7
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WGS
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1
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16
15
Age Max 
99
Meal Count Breakfast 
6
Meal Count Lunch 
4
Meal Count Dinner 
4
CO2 Offset 
0
Accommodation 
Included Activities 
Bachas Beach Visit
Black Turtle Cove Visit
Cerro Dragon
Charles Darwin Research Centre
Isla Mosquera Beach
Isla North Seymour Walk and Snorkel
Isla Rabida Snorkelling
Sombrero Chino
Location Start 
Quito
Location End 
Quito
Web Marketing H2 
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The Queen Beatriz is Exodus’ most luxurious boat, but not overly-ornate: just a small and stylish vessel, ideal as a smart base for exploring these enchanted islands. This trip features a 4 night cruise following itinerary B (Santa Cruz, North Seymour, Rabida, Santiago and Baltra). This cruise is also available as 'Galapagos Explorer - Itinerary A'.
Location End (Country) 
Ecuador
Location Start (Country) 
Ecuador
Primary Country 
Ecuador
Countries 
Ecuador
Trip Validity 
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 to Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Marketing Rating 
5.00
Is Kitty Variable? 
Unpaid Extras 
Galapagos National Park Fee (Paid locally)
Price: Per Day 
USD $509.29
CAD $525.39
AUD $514.61
EUR €355.55
GBP £298.93
NZD $574.65
ZAR R5,137.56
CHF FR430.34
USD $3,455.00
CAD $3,565.00
AUD $3,495.00
EUR €2,405.00
GBP £2,020.00
NZD $3,890.00
ZAR R34,985.00
CHF FR2,910.00
Price: Actual Price (twin share) 
Price: Extras 
USD $110.00 Galapagos National Park Fee (Paid locally)
Price: Kitty 
Price: Total (single rate) 
USD $3,565.00*
CAD $3,677.73*
AUD $3,602.28*
EUR €2,488.83*
GBP £2,092.49*
NZD $4,022.56*
ZAR R35,962.89*
CHF FR3,012.38*
Price: Total (twin share) 
Price: Deposit 
USD $250.00
CAD $250.00
AUD $250.00
EUR €250.00
GBP £250.00
NZD $250.00
ZAR R250.00
CHF FR250.00
Galapagos Explorer
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Trip Notes 

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Board MC Queen Beatriz.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Charles Darwin Research Centre</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day3SeconddayofGalapagoscruise." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 3 Second day of Galapagos cruise. </div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Isla Mosquera Beach</li><li>Isla North Seymour Walk and Snorkel</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day4ThirddayofGalapagoscruise." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 4 Third day of Galapagos cruise. </div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Black Turtle Cove Visit</li><li>Cerro Dragon</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day5FourthdayofGalapagoscruise" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 5 Fourth day of Galapagos cruise</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Isla Rabida Snorkelling</li><li>Sombrero Chino</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day6FifthdayofGalapagoscruise." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 6 Fifth day of Galapagos cruise.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Bachas Beach Visit</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Hotel (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day7EndQuito." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 7 End Quito. </div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchaselist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>8 days worldwide single trip insurance (8WST)</li></ul></div></div><div id="Wealsorecommendlist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul></ul></div></div><div id="Groupsize" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group size</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Maximum of 16 travellers per group.</div></div><div id="Accommodation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (4 nts), Hotel (2 nts)</div></div><div id="Meals" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">6 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners</div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded-auto" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">USD 50.00</div></div><div id="Transport" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Transport</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Plane, Motorised catamaran</div></div><div id="AlternateJoiningpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Alternate Joining point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">For trips departing on the following dates, use this joining point. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">25 Nov 2014 (WGS1411254), 09 Dec 2014 (WGS1412094), 23 Dec 2014 (WGS1412234)</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Hotel Le Parc</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">República de El Salvador N34-349 e Irlanda </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Quito</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">ECUADOR</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div></div><div id="Finishpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Finish point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Hotel Le Parc</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">República de El Salvador N34-349 e Irlanda </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Quito</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">ECUADOR</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div></div>

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  • 4 nights on board the Queen Beatriz, 3 nights hotel
  • Travel by internal flight, motor catamaran and minibus
  • All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners included.
  • All accommodation (see below)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
  • Snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel and fins) available free of charge on board
Comma Seperated Trip Codes 
WGR, WGQ, WAG
  • In Quito and the highlands it should be warm by day and generally dry. Maximum daytime temperatures are almost constant throughout the year at 20degC, nights 8degC. Some rain can be expected in February to May and October to November but storms, though heavy, are generally short, and Quito is considered to have quite a pleasant climate.
  • It is possible to visit the Galapagos at any time of year, though the weather patterns are complicated and cannot be reduced to easy formulas. The weather is controlled by the two main ocean currents of the region, the Humboldt, bringing cold water from the Antarctic, and El Nino, which brings tropical water from the Gulf of Panama. How close to Galapagos they converge (which varies from year to year) is the key to the weather.
  • 'Dry season'
  • Generally speaking, late May to early December is the cooler 'dry' season. In this period it is not necessarily dry, as there is a persistent light mist (garua) and often light drizzle, and the higher mountain slopes are covered in cloud and fog or rain. At this time the winds are in the southeast and are higher than at other times, so seas can sometimes be choppy and anyone worried about seasickness might be better advised to avoid it. Daytime maximum temperatures lie between 27 and 31degC, the cooler months being July to November. In July and August the fairly strong winds introduce a chill factor, and it can feel quite cold at nights, though throughout the year the official night temperatures vary between 19 and 24degC.
  • 'Wet season'
  • Depending on how close the convergence of the two currents comes to Galapagos, there may or may not be a wet season from January to April or May. approx. every seven years the El Nino current actually hits the islands and there will be heavy rains in these months. In other years there will be more or less rain, usually falling sporadically from otherwise clear skies. The ocean temperatures are higher, with generally calm seas and strong sunshine: pleasant, but potentially very hot. Apart from an El Nino year, the weather is usually better from December/January to April/May than at other times even if there is some rain, and most people would regard these months as the best time to go.

Weather & seasonality

A Luxury Class 4 night cruise in the enchanted Galapagos Islands aboard the Queen Beatriz, a modern catamaran

All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners included. On board the Queen Beatriz meals are plentiful with a wide choice of international and local cuisine. Breakfasts will usually consist of cheese, meats, eggs, cereal, toasts, yoghurts and fruits. Snacks are provided mid-morning and mid-afternoon, and for lunches and dinner soup usually precedes the main course. Alcoholic drinks are available to be purchased from the bar. Drinking water, tea, coffee and juice is freely available at no additional charge. The chef can prepare meals for vegetarians and those with other dietary requirements provided advance notice is given - please inform us at the time of booking.
This tour is operated in partnership with our sister company, Peregrine Adventures. As such the departures are not exclusive to Exodus and groups may be a mixture of Exodus, Peregrine and other clients. Occasionally some of these may be younger than Exodus' minimum age for this trip. This trip is booked through Exodus and you will receive the same award winning customer service that you are used to. Peregrine operate with the same core principles used by Exodus and champion the benefits of small group travel. The trip is great for wildlife enthusiasts and for those with an interest in history or geology, but you should note that due to the volcanic nature of the islands there will be some walking on rough ground and sharp volcanic rocks. Landings on the islands are divided into two types - wet and dry. For dry landings, a panga will take you right up to a landing stage or rocky outcrop, where you can disembark without getting wet. However in some places where there is no landing stage the panga will stop close to a beach and you will be expected to walk through shallow water (generally no more than ankle-deep) to the shore. There are plenty of opportunities for snorkelling in the Galapagos and this is one of the best ways to experience the marine life. A mask and snorkel will reveal an exciting underwater world with sea lions, rays, turtles, marine iguanas and a colourful array of fish. On most days of the itinerary there will be time set aside for snorkelling.
Weather Chart, Quito, Ecuador
Trip Image Primary 
Blue-footed booby, Galapagos Islands
Curious sea lion underwater, Galapagos Islands
Cactus covering the Galapagos landscape
Galapagos Tortoise eating grass
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USD $3,455.00
Price: Total Price (LO) 
USD $3,565.00
CAD $3,677.73
AUD $3,602.28
EUR €2,488.83
GBP £2,092.49
NZD $4,022.56
ZAR R35,962.89
CHF FR3,012.38
Price: Cost Per Day (LO) 
USD $509.29
CAD $525.39
AUD $514.61
EUR €355.55
GBP £298.93
NZD $574.65
ZAR R5,137.56
CHF FR430.34
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USD $250.00
CAD $250.00
AUD $250.00
EUR €250.00
GBP £250.00
NZD $250.00
ZAR R250.00
CHF FR250.00
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Price: Deposit Required (FI Adult) 
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Hotels & Motor Catamaran
4 nights on board the Queen Beatriz in en suite, air-conditioned rooms, 3 nights hotel with en suite rooms. A luxury modern Catamaran, the Queen Beatriz has a comfortable lounge and dining area, on-board Jacuzzi and a sun deck for wildlife viewing. She has eight well-appointed, air-conditioned cabins from standard to suite with a mix of twins and double beds. Specifications Category: Luxury Class Length: 30.2 metres Speed: 12 knots Optional single supplement: Please ask your Sales consultant for details.
Exterior of the MC Queen BeatrizDeluxe double cabin of the MC Queen BeatrizLounge area of the MC Queen Beatriz
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  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (please ask for details)
  • Compulsory Galapagos taxes USD110 (approx. GBP70), paid locally
  • Spend 4 memorable nights in the Galapagos on a Luxury Class Modern Catamaran
  • Snorkel in beautiful idyllic bays and coves - turtles, sea lions and marine iguanas also inhabit the water
  • Fantastic wildlife observation and great photo opportunities!

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A Luxury Class 4 night cruise in the enchanted Galapagos Islands
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Galapagos Explorer - Itinerary A

Brand ID 
8
Product ID 
77 279
Last Starship Publish 
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 12:36
7
Style 
WGS
Rating: Culture Shock 
 
 
 
 
 
Group Size Min 
1
Group Size Max 
16
15
Age Max 
99
Meal Count Breakfast 
6
Meal Count Lunch 
4
Meal Count Dinner 
4
CO2 Offset 
0
Accommodation 
Included Activities 
Bahia Gardner
Charles Darwin Research Centre
Isla Lobos
Isla Santa Fe
Kicker Rock - Snorkelling
Plaza Sur
Punta Pitt
Punta Suarez
San Cristobal Interpretation Center
Location Start 
Quito
Location End 
Quito
Web Marketing H2 
Web Marketing Overview Meta 
The Queen Beatriz is Exodus’ most luxurious boat, but not overly-ornate: just a small and stylish vessel, ideal as a smart base for exploring these enchanted islands. This trip features a 4 night cruise following itinerary A (Baltra, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, South Plaza, Española and San Cristóbal). This cruise is also available as 'Galapagos Explorer - Itinerary B'.
Location End (Country) 
Ecuador
Location Start (Country) 
Ecuador
Primary Country 
Ecuador
Countries 
Ecuador
Trip Validity 
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 to Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Marketing Rating 
5.00
Is Kitty Variable? 
Unpaid Extras 
Galapagos National Park Fee (Paid locally)
Price: Per Day 
USD $488.57
CAD $496.10
AUD $513.18
EUR €355.55
GBP £298.93
NZD $574.65
ZAR R5,137.56
CHF FR430.34
USD $3,310.00
CAD $3,360.00
AUD $3,485.00
EUR €2,405.00
GBP £2,020.00
NZD $3,890.00
ZAR R34,985.00
CHF FR2,910.00
Price: Actual Price (twin share) 
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USD $110.00 Galapagos National Park Fee (Paid locally)
Price: Kitty 
Price: Total (single rate) 
USD $3,420.00*
CAD $3,472.73*
AUD $3,592.28*
EUR €2,488.83*
GBP £2,092.49*
NZD $4,022.56*
ZAR R35,962.89*
CHF FR3,012.38*
Price: Total (twin share) 
Price: Deposit 
USD $250.00
CAD $250.00
AUD $250.00
EUR €250.00
GBP £250.00
NZD $250.00
ZAR R250.00
CHF FR250.00
Galapagos Explorer
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<div class="clearfix" id="TripNotePreviewTitleBar"><div id="TripNoteIntrepidLogo"></div><div id="TripNotePreviewLogo"></div></div><div id="TripNoteLastModified">Last Modified: 07 Nov 2014</div><div id="TripNoteTripTitle">Galapagos Explorer - Itinerary A</div><div id="TripNoteProductCode">Trip code: WGS</div><div id="TripNoteValidity">Validity: 01 Jan 2014 to 31 Dec 2014</div><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Table of Contents</div><table id="TripNoteTableOfContents"><tr><td><a href="#Style">Style</a></td><td><a href="#Groupsize">Group size</a></td><td><a href="#AlternateJoiningpoint">Alternate Joining point </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Themes">Themes</a></td><td><a href="#Accommodation">Accommodation</a></td><td><a href="#Finishpoint">Finish point </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Map">Map</a></td><td><a href="#Meals">Meals</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerary">Itinerary</a></td><td><a href="#Transport">Transport</a></td></tr></table><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div id="Style" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Style</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Exodus</div></div><div id="Themes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Themes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Adult Group, Photography, Accom: premium, Wilderness, Wildlife, Water-based</div></div><div id="Themesdescriptions" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div></div><div id="Map" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Map</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">[DoxHandler=61087]<br /></div></div><div id="Itinerary" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary</div></div><div id="Day1SpendarelaxingdayexploringQuito." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeadingFirstItem">Day 1 Spend a relaxing day exploring Quito. </div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Hotel (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day2FlytoGalapagos.BoardMCQueenBeatriz." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 2 Fly to Galapagos. Board MC Queen Beatriz.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Charles Darwin Research Centre</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day3SeconddayofGalapagoscruise." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 3 Second day of Galapagos cruise. </div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Plaza Sur</li><li>Isla Santa Fe</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day4ThirddayofGalapagoscruise." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 4 Third day of Galapagos cruise. </div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Bahia Gardner</li><li>Punta Suarez</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day5FourthdayofGalapagoscruise" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 5 Fourth day of Galapagos cruise</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Isla Lobos</li><li>Punta Pitt</li><li>Kicker Rock - Snorkelling</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day6FifthdayofGalapagoscruise." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 6 Fifth day of Galapagos cruise.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>San Cristobal Interpretation Center</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Hotel (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day7EndQuito." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 7 End Quito. </div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchaselist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>8 days worldwide single trip insurance (8WST)</li></ul></div></div><div id="Wealsorecommendlist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul></ul></div></div><div id="Groupsize" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group size</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Maximum of 16 travellers per group.</div></div><div id="Accommodation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (4 nts), Hotel (2 nts)</div></div><div id="Meals" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">6 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners</div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded-auto" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">USD 50.00</div></div><div id="Transport" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Transport</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Plane, Motorised catamaran</div></div><div id="AlternateJoiningpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Alternate Joining point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">For trips departing on the following dates, use this joining point. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">02 Dec 2014 (WGS1412024), 16 Dec 2014 (WGS1412164), 30 Dec 2014 (WGS1412304)</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Hotel Le Parc</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">República de El Salvador N34-349 e Irlanda </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Quito</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">ECUADOR</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div></div><div id="Finishpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Finish point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Hotel Le Parc</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">República de El Salvador N34-349 e Irlanda </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Quito</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">ECUADOR</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div></div>

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  • 4 nights on board the Queen Beatriz, 3 nights hotel
  • Travel by internal flight, motor catamaran and minibus
  • All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners included.
  • All accommodation (see below)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
  • Snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel and fins) available free of charge on board
Comma Seperated Trip Codes 
WGR, WGQ, WAG
  • In Quito and the highlands it should be warm by day and generally dry. Maximum daytime temperatures are almost constant throughout the year at 20degC, nights 8degC. Some rain can be expected in February to May and October to November but storms, though heavy, are generally short, and Quito is considered to have quite a pleasant climate.
  • It is possible to visit the Galapagos at any time of year, though the weather patterns are complicated and cannot be reduced to easy formulas. The weather is controlled by the two main ocean currents of the region, the Humboldt, bringing cold water from the Antarctic, and El Nino, which brings tropical water from the Gulf of Panama. How close to Galapagos they converge (which varies from year to year) is the key to the weather.
  • 'Dry season'
  • Generally speaking, late May to early December is the cooler 'dry' season. In this period it is not necessarily dry, as there is a persistent light mist (garua) and often light drizzle, and the higher mountain slopes are covered in cloud and fog or rain. At this time the winds are in the southeast and are higher than at other times, so seas can sometimes be choppy and anyone worried about seasickness might be better advised to avoid it. Daytime maximum temperatures lie between 27 and 31degC, the cooler months being July to November. In July and August the fairly strong winds introduce a chill factor, and it can feel quite cold at nights, though throughout the year the official night temperatures vary between 19 and 24degC.
  • 'Wet season'
  • Depending on how close the convergence of the two currents comes to Galapagos, there may or may not be a wet season from January to April or May. approx. every seven years the El Nino current actually hits the islands and there will be heavy rains in these months. In other years there will be more or less rain, usually falling sporadically from otherwise clear skies. The ocean temperatures are higher, with generally calm seas and strong sunshine: pleasant, but potentially very hot. Apart from an El Nino year, the weather is usually better from December/January to April/May than at other times even if there is some rain, and most people would regard these months as the best time to go.

Weather & seasonality

A Luxury Class 4 night cruise in the enchanted Galapagos Islands aboard the Queen Beatriz, a modern catamaran

All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners included. On board the Queen Beatriz meals are plentiful with a wide choice of international and local cuisine. Breakfasts will usually consist of cheese, meats, eggs, cereal, toasts, yoghurts and fruits. Snacks are provided mid-morning and mid-afternoon, and for lunches and dinner soup usually precedes the main course. Alcoholic drinks are available to be purchased from the bar. Drinking water, tea, coffee and juice is freely available at no additional charge. The chef can prepare meals for vegetarians and those with other dietary requirements provided advance notice is given - please inform us at the time of booking.
This trip has been graded 1 (Leisurely) with a Safari Rating of 5, and will be operated in partnership with our sister company, Peregrine Adventures. As such the departures are not exclusive to Exodus and groups may be a mixture of Exodus, Peregrine and other clients. Occasionally some of these may be younger than Exodus' minimum age for this trip. This trip is booked through Exodus and you will receive the same award winning customer service that you are used to. Peregrine operate with the same core principles used by Exodus and champion the benefits of small group travel. This trip is great for wildlife enthusiasts, photographers and those with an interest in history or geology. Though you do not need to be particularly fit, you should note that due to the volcanic nature of the Galapagos islands there will be some walking on rough ground and sharp volcanic rocks. The ability to withstand high temperatures and swim will maximize your enjoyment. Due to local regulations in the Galapagos we have specific time slots for making our landings and site visits. There is usually very little disruption to the schedule, but this can mean little room for deviation in the event of poor weather or other circumstances. In the Galapagos, each day will feature a mixture of walking, snorkelling and exploring the islands by boat. To get closer to the designated landing sites on each of the islands we disembark the Queen Beatriz into small pangas (motorised dinghys). Landings on the islands are divided into two types - wet and dry. For dry landings, the panga will take you right up to a landing stage or rocky outcrop where you can disembark without getting wet. However in some places where there is no landing stage the panga will stop close to a beach and you will be expected to walk through shallow water (generally no more than ankle-deep) to the shore. The leader will always advise conditions prior to leaving the boat and it is possible to skip any particular excursion if you would rather relax on board. There are plenty of opportunities for snorkelling in the Galapagos and this is one of the best ways to experience the marine life. A mask and snorkel will reveal an exciting underwater world with sea lions, rays, turtles, marine iguanas and a colourful array of fish. On most days of the itinerary there will be time set aside for snorkelling.
Weather Chart, Quito, Ecuador
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Sea lions resting on the beach, Galapagos
Blue-footed booby, Galapagos Islands
Curious sea lion underwater, Galapagos Islands
Sally Lightfoot crabs on volcanic rocks
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USD $3,310.00
Price: Total Price (LO) 
USD $3,420.00
CAD $3,472.73
AUD $3,592.28
EUR €2,488.83
GBP £2,092.49
NZD $4,022.56
ZAR R35,962.89
CHF FR3,012.38
Price: Cost Per Day (LO) 
USD $488.57
CAD $496.10
AUD $513.18
EUR €355.55
GBP £298.93
NZD $574.65
ZAR R5,137.56
CHF FR430.34
Price: Deposit Required (LO) 
USD $250.00
CAD $250.00
AUD $250.00
EUR €250.00
GBP £250.00
NZD $250.00
ZAR R250.00
CHF FR250.00
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Hotels & Motor Catamaran
4 nights on board the Queen Beatriz in en suite, air-conditioned rooms, 3 nights hotel with en suite rooms. A luxury modern Catamaran, the Queen Beatriz has a comfortable lounge and dining area, on-board Jacuzzi and a sun deck for wildlife viewing. She has eight well-appointed, air-conditioned cabins from standard to suite with a mix of twins and double beds. Specifications Category: Luxury Class Length: 30.2 metres Speed: 12 knots Optional single supplement: Please ask your Sales consultant for details.
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  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (please ask for details)
  • Compulsory Galapagos taxes USD110 (approx. GBP70), paid locally
  • Spend 4 memorable nights in the Galapagos on a Luxury Class Modern Catamaran
  • Snorkel in beautiful idyllic bays and coves - turtles, sea lions and marine iguanas also inhabit the water
  • Fantastic wildlife observation and great photo opportunities!

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A Luxury Class 4 night cruise in the enchanted Galapagos Islands
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*The price marked with an asterisk includes Galapagos taxes (US$100) which have to be paid by you on arrival.  The price without the asterisk is the price you pay now.

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Galapagos Encounter - Itinerary B

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Espumilla Beach and Buccaneer’s Cove
Isla Bartolome
Puerto Egas
San Cristobal Highlands
Sullivan Bay
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Quito
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Quito
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The Queen Beatriz is Exodus’ most luxurious boat, but not overly-ornate: just a small and stylish vessel, ideal as a smart base for exploring these enchanted islands. This trip features a 3 night cruise following itinerary B (San Cristóbal, Bartolomé, Santiago and Santa Cruz). This cruise is also available as 'Galapagos Encounter - Itinerary A'.
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Wednesday, January 1, 2014 to Wednesday, December 31, 2014
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Galapagos National Park Fee (Paid locally)
Price: Per Day 
USD $332.75
CAD $339.04
AUD $350.38
EUR €245.56
GBP £209.83
NZD $416.43
ZAR R3,189.32
CHF FR302.31
USD $1,886.50
CAD $1,921.50
AUD $1,995.00
EUR €1,389.50
GBP £1,186.50
NZD $2,366.00
ZAR R18,158.00
CHF FR1,711.50
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USD $1,996.50*
CAD $2,034.23*
AUD $2,102.28*
EUR €1,473.33*
GBP £1,258.99*
NZD $2,498.56*
ZAR R19,135.89*
CHF FR1,813.88*
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USD $250.00
CAD $250.00
AUD $250.00
EUR €250.00
GBP £250.00
NZD $250.00
ZAR R250.00
CHF FR250.00
Galapagos Encounter
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Trip Notes 

<div class="clearfix" id="TripNotePreviewTitleBar"><div id="TripNoteIntrepidLogo"></div><div id="TripNotePreviewLogo"></div></div><div id="TripNoteLastModified">Last Modified: 07 Nov 2014</div><div id="TripNoteTripTitle">Galapagos Encounter - Itinerary B</div><div id="TripNoteProductCode">Trip code: WGR</div><div id="TripNoteValidity">Validity: 01 Jan 2014 to 31 Dec 2014</div><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Table of Contents</div><table id="TripNoteTableOfContents"><tr><td><a href="#Style">Style</a></td><td><a href="#Groupsize">Group size</a></td><td><a href="#AlternateJoiningpoint">Alternate Joining point </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Themes">Themes</a></td><td><a href="#Accommodation">Accommodation</a></td><td><a href="#Finishpoint">Finish point </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Map">Map</a></td><td><a href="#Meals">Meals</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerary">Itinerary</a></td><td><a href="#Transport">Transport</a></td></tr></table><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div id="Style" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Style</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Exodus</div></div><div id="Themes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Themes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Adult Group, Photography, Accom: premium, Wilderness, Wildlife, Water-based</div></div><div id="Themesdescriptions" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div></div><div id="Map" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Map</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">[DoxHandler=61083]<br /></div></div><div id="Itinerary" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary</div></div><div id="Day1SpendarelaxingdayexploringQuito." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeadingFirstItem">Day 1 Spend a relaxing day exploring Quito. </div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Hotel (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day2FlytoGalapagos.BoardMCQueenBeatriz." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 2 Fly to Galapagos. Board MC Queen Beatriz.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>San Cristobal Highlands</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day3SeconddayofGalapagoscruise." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 3 Second day of Galapagos cruise. </div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Isla Bartolome</li><li>Sullivan Bay</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day4ThirddayofGalapagoscruise." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 4 Third day of Galapagos cruise.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Espumilla Beach and Buccaneer’s Cove</li><li>Puerto Egas</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day5FourthdayofGalapagoscruise." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 5 Fourth day of Galapagos cruise. </div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Hotel (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day6EndQuito." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 6 End Quito. </div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchaselist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>8 days worldwide single trip insurance (8WST)</li></ul></div></div><div id="Wealsorecommendlist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul></ul></div></div><div id="Groupsize" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group size</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Maximum of 16 travellers per group.</div></div><div id="Accommodation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (3 nts), Hotel (2 nts)</div></div><div id="Meals" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">5 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners</div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded-auto" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">USD 50.00</div></div><div id="Transport" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Transport</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Plane, Motorised catamaran</div></div><div id="AlternateJoiningpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Alternate Joining point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">For trips departing on the following dates, use this joining point. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">06 Dec 2014 (WGR1412064), 20 Dec 2014 (WGR1412204), 03 Jan 2015 (WGR1501034)</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Hotel Le Parc</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">República de El Salvador N34-349 e Irlanda </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Quito</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">ECUADOR</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div></div><div id="Finishpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Finish point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Hotel Le Parc</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">República de El Salvador N34-349 e Irlanda </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Quito</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">ECUADOR</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div></div>

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  • 3 nights on board the Queen Beatriz, 3 nights hotel
  • Travel by internal flight, motor catamaran and minibus
  • All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners included.
  • All accommodation (see below)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
  • Snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel and fins) available free of charge on board
Comma Seperated Trip Codes 
wgs, wgq, wag
  • In Quito and the highlands it should be warm by day and generally dry. Maximum daytime temperatures are almost constant throughout the year at 20degC, nights 8degC. Some rain can be expected in February to May and October to November but storms, though heavy, are generally short, and Quito is considered to have quite a pleasant climate.
  • It is possible to visit the Galapagos at any time of year, though the weather patterns are complicated and cannot be reduced to easy formulas. The weather is controlled by the two main ocean currents of the region, the Humboldt, bringing cold water from the Antarctic, and El Nino, which brings tropical water from the Gulf of Panama. How close to Galapagos they converge (which varies from year to year) is the key to the weather.
  • 'Dry season'
  • Generally speaking, late May to early December is the cooler 'dry' season. In this period it is not necessarily dry, as there is a persistent light mist (garua) and often light drizzle, and the higher mountain slopes are covered in cloud and fog or rain. At this time the winds are in the southeast and are higher than at other times, so seas can sometimes be choppy and anyone worried about seasickness might be better advised to avoid it. Daytime maximum temperatures lie between 27 and 31degC, the cooler months being July to November. In July and August the fairly strong winds introduce a chill factor, and it can feel quite cold at nights, though throughout the year the official night temperatures vary between 19 and 24degC.
  • 'Wet season'
  • Depending on how close the convergence of the two currents comes to Galapagos, there may or may not be a wet season from January to April or May. approx. every seven years the El Nino current actually hits the islands and there will be heavy rains in these months. In other years there will be more or less rain, usually falling sporadically from otherwise clear skies. The ocean temperatures are higher, with generally calm seas and strong sunshine: pleasant, but potentially very hot. Apart from an El Nino year, the weather is usually better from December/January to April/May than at other times even if there is some rain, and most people would regard these months as the best time to go.

Weather & seasonality

A Luxury Class 3 night cruise in the enchanted Galapagos Islands aboard the Queen Beatriz, a modern catamaran

All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners included. On board the Queen Beatriz meals are plentiful with a wide choice of international and local cuisine. Breakfasts will usually consist of cheese, meats, eggs, cereal, toasts, yoghurts and fruits. Snacks are provided mid-morning and mid-afternoon, and for lunches and dinner soup usually precedes the main course. Alcoholic drinks are available to be purchased from the bar. Drinking water, tea, coffee and juice is freely available at no additional charge. The chef can prepare meals for vegetarians and those with other dietary requirements provided advance notice is given - please inform us at the time of booking.
This tour is operated in partnership with our sister company, Peregrine Adventures. As such the departures are not exclusive to Exodus and groups may be a mixture of Exodus, Peregrine and other clients. Occasionally some of these may be younger than Exodus' minimum age for this trip. This trip is booked through Exodus and you will receive the same award winning customer service that you are used to. Peregrine operate with the same core principles used by Exodus and champion the benefits of small group travel. The trip is great for wildlife enthusiasts and for those with an interest in history or geology, but you should note that due to the volcanic nature of the islands there will be some walking on rough ground and sharp volcanic rocks. Landings on the islands are divided into two types - wet and dry. For dry landings, a panga will take you right up to a landing stage or rocky outcrop, where you can disembark without getting wet. However in some places where there is no landing stage the panga will stop close to a beach and you will be expected to walk through shallow water (generally no more than ankle-deep) to the shore. There are plenty of opportunities for snorkelling in the Galapagos and this is one of the best ways to experience the marine life. A mask and snorkel will reveal an exciting underwater world with sea lions, rays, turtles, marine iguanas and a colourful array of fish. On most days of the itinerary there will be time set aside for snorkelling.
Weather chart, Quito, Ecuador
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Galapagos Tortoise eating grass
Marine iguanas, Galapagos Islands
Feet of a Blue-footed booby, Galapagos
Galapagos sea lions
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USD $1,886.50
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USD $1,996.50
CAD $2,034.23
AUD $2,102.28
EUR €1,473.33
GBP £1,258.99
NZD $2,498.56
ZAR R19,135.89
CHF FR1,813.88
Price: Cost Per Day (LO) 
USD $332.75
CAD $339.04
AUD $350.38
EUR €245.56
GBP £209.83
NZD $416.43
ZAR R3,189.32
CHF FR302.31
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USD $250.00
CAD $250.00
AUD $250.00
EUR €250.00
GBP £250.00
NZD $250.00
ZAR R250.00
CHF FR250.00
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Hotels & Motor Catamaran
3 nights on board the Queen Beatriz in en suite, air-conditioned rooms, 3 nights hotel with en suite rooms. A luxury modern Catamaran, the Queen Beatriz has a comfortable lounge and dining area, on-board Jacuzzi and a sun deck for wildlife viewing. She has eight well-appointed, air-conditioned cabins from standard to suite with a mix of twins and double beds. Specifications Category: Luxury Class Length: 30.2 metres Speed: 12 knots Optional single supplement: Please ask your Sales consultant for details.
Exterior of the MC Queen Beatriz Deluxe double cabin of the MC Queen Beatriz Lounge area of the MC Queen Beatriz
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  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (please ask for details)
  • Compulsory Galapagos taxes USD110 (approx. GBP70), paid locally
  • 3 memorable nights in the Galapagos on a Luxury Class Modern Catamaran
  • Snorkel in beautiful idyllic bays and coves - turtles, sea lions and marine iguanas also inhabit the water
  • Fantastic wildlife observation and great photo opportunities!

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A Luxury Class 3 night cruise in the enchanted Galapagos Islands
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Galapagos Encounter - Itinerary A

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1
Group Size Max 
16
15
Age Max 
99
Meal Count Breakfast 
5
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3
Meal Count Dinner 
3
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0
Accommodation 
Included Activities 
Arnoldo Tupiza Tortoise breeding center
Charles Darwin Research Centre
Las Tintoreras visit
Post Office Bay
Punta Cormorant and Devil's Crown
Snorkelling Punta Carrion
Location Start 
Quito
Location End 
Quito
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The Queen Beatriz is Exodus’ most luxurious boat, but not overly-ornate: just a small and stylish vessel, ideal as a smart base for exploring these enchanted islands. This trip features a 3 night cruise following itinerary A (Baltra, Isabela, Floreana and Santa Cruz). This cruise is also available as 'Galapagos Encounter - Itinerary B'.
Location End (Country) 
Ecuador
Location Start (Country) 
Ecuador
Primary Country 
Ecuador
Countries 
Ecuador
Trip Validity 
Wednesday, January 1, 2014 to Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Marketing Rating 
6.00
Is Kitty Variable? 
Unpaid Extras 
Galapagos National Park Fee (Paid locally)
Price: Per Day 
USD $494.17
CAD $503.79
AUD $521.21
EUR €364.81
GBP £310.42
NZD $596.26
ZAR R5,326.32
CHF FR447.06
USD $2,855.00
CAD $2,910.00
AUD $3,020.00
EUR €2,105.00
GBP £1,790.00
NZD $3,445.00
ZAR R30,980.00
CHF FR2,580.00
Price: Actual Price (twin share) 
Price: Extras 
USD $110.00 Galapagos National Park Fee (Paid locally)
Price: Kitty 
Price: Total (single rate) 
USD $2,965.00*
CAD $3,022.73*
AUD $3,127.28*
EUR €2,188.83*
GBP £1,862.49*
NZD $3,577.56*
ZAR R31,957.89*
CHF FR2,682.38*
Price: Total (twin share) 
Price: Deposit 
USD $250.00
CAD $250.00
AUD $250.00
EUR €250.00
GBP £250.00
NZD $250.00
ZAR R250.00
CHF FR250.00
Galapagos Encounter
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<div class="clearfix" id="TripNotePreviewTitleBar"><div id="TripNoteIntrepidLogo"></div><div id="TripNotePreviewLogo"></div></div><div id="TripNoteLastModified">Last Modified: 07 Nov 2014</div><div id="TripNoteTripTitle">Galapagos Encounter - Itinerary A</div><div id="TripNoteProductCode">Trip code: WGR</div><div id="TripNoteValidity">Validity: 01 Jan 2014 to 31 Dec 2014</div><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Table of Contents</div><table id="TripNoteTableOfContents"><tr><td><a href="#Style">Style</a></td><td><a href="#Groupsize">Group size</a></td><td><a href="#AlternateJoiningpoint">Alternate Joining point </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Themes">Themes</a></td><td><a href="#Accommodation">Accommodation</a></td><td><a href="#Finishpoint">Finish point </a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Map">Map</a></td><td><a href="#Meals">Meals</a></td></tr><tr><td><a href="#Itinerary">Itinerary</a></td><td><a href="#Transport">Transport</a></td></tr></table><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div id="Style" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Style</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Exodus</div></div><div id="Themes" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Themes</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Adult Group, Photography, Accom: premium, Wilderness, Wildlife, Water-based</div></div><div id="Themesdescriptions" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div></div><div id="Map" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Map</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">[DoxHandler=61084]<br /></div></div><div id="Itinerary" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Itinerary</div></div><div id="Day1SpendarelaxingdayexploringQuito." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeadingFirstItem">Day 1 Spend a relaxing day exploring Quito. </div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Hotel (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day2FlytoGalapagos.BoardMCQueenBeatriz." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 2 Fly to Galapagos. Board MC Queen Beatriz.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Snorkelling Punta Carrion</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day3SeconddayofGalapagoscruise." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 3 Second day of Galapagos cruise. </div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Arnoldo Tupiza Tortoise breeding center</li><li>Las Tintoreras visit</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day4ThirddayofGalapagoscruise." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 4 Third day of Galapagos cruise.</div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Post Office Bay</li><li>Punta Cormorant and Devil's Crown</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day5FourthdayofGalapagoscruise." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 5 Fourth day of Galapagos cruise. </div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Included Activities</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>Charles Darwin Research Centre</li></ul></div><div class="TripNoteSubSectionSubHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Hotel (1 nt)</div></div></div><div id="Day6EndQuito." class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSubSectionHeading">Day 6 End Quito. </div><div class="TripNoteSubSection"></div></div><div id="Alsoavailabletopurchaselist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul><li>8 days worldwide single trip insurance (8WST)</li></ul></div></div><div id="Wealsorecommendlist" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"><ul></ul></div></div><div id="Groupsize" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Group size</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Maximum of 16 travellers per group.</div></div><div id="Accommodation" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Accommodation</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Motorised yacht (3 nts), Hotel (2 nts)</div></div><div id="Meals" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Meals</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">5 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners</div></div><div id="Budgetformealsnotincluded-auto" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionSeparator"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">USD 50.00</div></div><div id="Transport" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Transport</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Plane, Motorised catamaran</div></div><div id="AlternateJoiningpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Alternate Joining point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">For trips departing on the following dates, use this joining point. </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">29 Nov 2014 (WGR1411294), 13 Dec 2014 (WGR1412134), 27 Dec 2014 (WGR1412274)</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Hotel Le Parc</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">República de El Salvador N34-349 e Irlanda </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Quito</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">ECUADOR</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div></div><div id="Finishpoint" class="clear"><div class="TripNoteSectionHeading">Finish point </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Hotel Le Parc</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">República de El Salvador N34-349 e Irlanda </div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">Quito</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock">ECUADOR</div><div class="TripNoteDataBlock"></div></div>

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  • 3 nights on board the Queen Beatriz, 3 nights hotel
  • Travel by internal flight, motor catamaran and minibus
  • All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners included.
  • All accommodation (see below)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
  • Snorkel equipment (mask, snorkel and fins) available free of charge on board
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WGS,WGQ,WAG
  • In Quito and the highlands it should be warm by day and generally dry. Maximum daytime temperatures are almost constant throughout the year at 20degC, nights 8degC. Some rain can be expected in February to May and October to November but storms, though heavy, are generally short, and Quito is considered to have quite a pleasant climate.
  • It is possible to visit the Galapagos at any time of year, though the weather patterns are complicated and cannot be reduced to easy formulas. The weather is controlled by the two main ocean currents of the region, the Humboldt, bringing cold water from the Antarctic, and El Nino, which brings tropical water from the Gulf of Panama. How close to Galapagos they converge (which varies from year to year) is the key to the weather.
  • 'Dry season'
  • Generally speaking, late May to early December is the cooler 'dry' season. In this period it is not necessarily dry, as there is a persistent light mist (garua) and often light drizzle, and the higher mountain slopes are covered in cloud and fog or rain. At this time the winds are in the southeast and are higher than at other times, so seas can sometimes be choppy and anyone worried about seasickness might be better advised to avoid it. Daytime maximum temperatures lie between 27 and 31degC, the cooler months being July to November. In July and August the fairly strong winds introduce a chill factor, and it can feel quite cold at nights, though throughout the year the official night temperatures vary between 19 and 24degC.
  • 'Wet season'
  • Depending on how close the convergence of the two currents comes to Galapagos, there may or may not be a wet season from January to April or May. approx. every seven years the El Nino current actually hits the islands and there will be heavy rains in these months. In other years there will be more or less rain, usually falling sporadically from otherwise clear skies. The ocean temperatures are higher, with generally calm seas and strong sunshine: pleasant, but potentially very hot. Apart from an El Nino year, the weather is usually better from December/January to April/May than at other times even if there is some rain, and most people would regard these months as the best time to go.

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A Luxury Class 3 night cruise in the enchanted Galapagos Islands aboard the Queen Beatriz, a modern catamaran

All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 3 dinners included. On board the Queen Beatriz meals are plentiful with a wide choice of international and local cuisine. Breakfasts will usually consist of cheese, meats, eggs, cereal, toasts, yoghurts and fruits. Snacks are provided mid-morning and mid-afternoon, and for lunches and dinner soup usually precedes the main course. Alcoholic drinks are available to be purchased from the bar. Drinking water, tea, coffee and juice is freely available at no additional charge. The chef can prepare meals for vegetarians and those with other dietary requirements provided advance notice is given - please inform us at the time of booking.
This tour is operated in partnership with our sister company, Peregrine Adventures. As such the departures are not exclusive to Exodus and groups may be a mixture of Exodus, Peregrine and other clients. Occasionally some of these may be younger than Exodus' minimum age for this trip. This trip is booked through Exodus and you will receive the same award winning customer service that you are used to. Peregrine operate with the same core principles used by Exodus and champion the benefits of small group travel. The trip is great for wildlife enthusiasts and for those with an interest in history or geology, but you should note that due to the volcanic nature of the islands there will be some walking on rough ground and sharp volcanic rocks. Landings on the islands are divided into two types - wet and dry. For dry landings, a panga will take you right up to a landing stage or rocky outcrop, where you can disembark without getting wet. However in some places where there is no landing stage the panga will stop close to a beach and you will be expected to walk through shallow water (generally no more than ankle-deep) to the shore. There are plenty of opportunities for snorkelling in the Galapagos and this is one of the best ways to experience the marine life. A mask and snorkel will reveal an exciting underwater world with sea lions, rays, turtles, marine iguanas and a colourful array of fish. On most days of the itinerary there will be time set aside for snorkelling.
Weather chart, Quito, Ecuador
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USD $2,855.00
Price: Total Price (LO) 
USD $2,965.00
CAD $3,022.73
AUD $3,127.28
EUR €2,188.83
GBP £1,862.49
NZD $3,577.56
ZAR R31,957.89
CHF FR2,682.38
Price: Cost Per Day (LO) 
USD $494.17
CAD $503.79
AUD $521.21
EUR €364.81
GBP £310.42
NZD $596.26
ZAR R5,326.32
CHF FR447.06
Price: Deposit Required (LO) 
USD $250.00
CAD $250.00
AUD $250.00
EUR €250.00
GBP £250.00
NZD $250.00
ZAR R250.00
CHF FR250.00
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Price: Deposit Required (FI Adult) 
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Hotels & Motor Catamaran
3 nights on board the Queen Beatriz in en suite, air-conditioned rooms, 3 nights hotel with en suite rooms. A luxury modern Catamaran, the Queen Beatriz has a comfortable lounge and dining area, on-board Jacuzzi and a sun deck for wildlife viewing. She has eight well-appointed, air-conditioned cabins from standard to suite with a mix of twins and double beds. Specifications Category: Luxury Class Length: 30.2 metres Speed: 12 knots Optional single supplement: Please ask your Sales consultant for details.
Exterior of the MC Queen Beatriz Deluxe double cabin of the MC Queen Beatriz Lounge area of the MC Queen Beatriz
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Price: Total Price (LO twin share) 
Price: Total Price (FI Adult twin share) 
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Price: Actual Price (FI Child twin share) 
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (please ask for details)
  • Compulsory Galapagos taxes USD110 (approx. GBP70), paid locally
  • 3 memorable nights in the Galapagos on a Luxury Class Modern Catamaran
  • Snorkel in beautiful idyllic bays and coves - turtles, sea lions and marine iguanas also inhabit the water
  • Fantastic wildlife observation and great photo opportunities!

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A Luxury Class 3 night cruise in the enchanted Galapagos Islands
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