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 aMa zO N rIVer e xPeDITIO N
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F r O M T H e H a r Va r D S M I T H S O N I a N C e N T e r F O r a S T r O P H yS I C S

                         2011 | FEBRUARY 18 - 27
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                                          AMAZON RIVER EXPEDITION
                                          ON THE jEwELS OF THE AMAZON
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                                          FEB 18 - 27, 2011 • 8 NIGHTS / 10 DAYS
                                          SHIP SIZE: 15 CABINS • ACTIVITY LEVEL: ACTIVE




                                          ExPERiENCE	tHE	uNfoRGEttAbLE	AmAzoN	
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                                          AboARD	oNE	of	tHE	fiNESt	ExPEDitioN	SHiPS	iN	
                                          tHiS	PARt	of	tHE	woRLD.	tHE	JEwELS	of
                                          tHe a mazon riverboats evoke the 19th century’s great age of
                                          discovery while providing 21st-century comforts and amenities
                                          such as passenger-controlled air conditioning in every cabin.
                                          In an enchanting atmosphere of exploration, voyage beyond the
                                          confluence of the río ucayali and río Marañón—the legendary
                                          inception of the amazon river—along black-water tributaries
                                          where the primeval calls of birds and wildlife echo across the
                                          rainforest, and where ribereños continue their tradition of
                                          river life. In the company of David aguilar from the Harvard
                                          Smithsonian Center for astrophysics and highly trained guides
“The river was                            and naturalists, you will cruise far beyond civilization to the
 exceptional.                             Pacaya-Samiria Wetlands Preserve, the largest wetlands refuge in
                                          the world, and navigate to black-water rivers and remote forests
absolutely wonderful.”
                                          where the number of butterfly species climbs into the thousands,
                             G. Post,
       2010 Haa amazon trip participant   and other species have yet to be classified or discovered.


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                                          about this complex ecosystem.         search of exotic wildlife such as
                                          Watch for a three-toed sloth          iguanas and black eagles.
                                          moving between trees, while               This afternoon, visit a small
                                          hawks, kites and turkey vultures      village to experience the daily life
                                          glide overhead and jabiru storks      of ribereños, river people, who
                                          search for food in nearby shallows.   have lived on the shores of the
                                          Trek under a vast canopy of           amazon for generations. (b,L,D)
                                          soaring ceiba trees and through
                                          a profusion of palms, orchids         February 23
                                          and tropical plants that flourish     Pacaya-Samiria National reserve
                                          at ground level. From a canopy            arrive at the Pacaya-Samiria
                                          walkway, observe the wonders of       National reserve, the largest
                                          the jungle from a bird’s-eye view.    wetlands preserve in the world.
                                          Try to spot howler monkeys,           This vessel is among the select
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                                          colorful macaws and the rare          few to cruise this narrow length
u.S./Lima, Peru                           electric-blue morpho butterfly.       of the amazon river, where
   Depart for Lima. Spend one             Take a canoe ride across              white-necked heron and wattled
night in the Casa andina Private          one of the park’s enchanting          jacana dip into the shallow waters
ColleCtion .

February 19
Lima/Iquitos
    In Lima’s historic colonial center,
stroll through the Plaza de armas,
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                                          black-water lakes into a riveting
                                          world of rare animals like the
                                          endearing capybara, a large
                                          semi-aquatic rodent native only to
                                          South america.
                                             This evening, meet a local
                                                                                and monk saki and red howler
                                                                                monkeys scamper in the branches
                                                                                overhead. Have a picnic breakfast
                                                                                aboard an excursion boat cruising
                                                                                through the remote Pucate basin.
                                                                                Look for toucans and saddleback
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a uNeSCO World Heritage                   shaman, or medicine man, who          tamarind monkeys. Later, your
site, and visit La Catedral and           performs traditional rituals of       naturalists lead a leisurely hike
the 17th-century Moorish and              purification and explains how         through a vareza, a seasonally
baroque Convent and Church of             the ribereños have used               flooded forest.
San Francisco. Visit the Casa aliaga      indigenous plants and herbs              This evening, take a special
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for a private lunch. built in 1535        for centuries to cure medical         night excursion in search of
by one of Francisco Pizarro’s             ailments, from the common cold        mysterious nocturnal creatures
conquistadores, this 66-room              to snakebites. (b,L,D)                such as caiman and bats. (b,L,D)
mansion has been inhabited by the
aliaga family for 17 generations
                                          February 22                           February 24
and is still decorated with               río ucayali/río Tapiche               río Tapiche/río ucayali
16th-century art and some of its             Cruise up the río Tapiche,            See the giant lupuna tree,
original furniture.                       where intriguing pink and gray        famous for its long vines and
    This afternoon, fly to Iquitos        freshwater river dolphins often       one of the tallest species in
and spend one night in the                swim alongside the ship. enjoy an     the amazon. Watch for oriole
el dorado Plaza Hotel. (b,L,D)            excursion into the rainforest in

February 20
Iquitos/Nauta/río amazonas
   Visit a typical Indian market in
Iquitos before embarking the ship
in Nauta. (b,L,D)

February 21
río Marañón
   Cruise in an excursion boat up
small tributaries, where the ship’s
naturalists share their expertise
                                                                       DeTaILS
                                                                       SHIP SIZE: 15 Cabins
blackbirds, purple gallinules and                                      PRICING: Per person double occupancy
egrets. after lunch, join a piranha-                                   CAT B $5,945
fishing expedition.                                                    CAT A $6,245
    back onboard, the chef
demonstrates the preparation of                                        SINGLE PRICING:
                                                                       CAT B $7,445
juanes, a regional dish of chicken
                                                                       CAT A $7,745
and rice wrapped in banana
leaves. (b,L,D)

February 25
río ucayali/río amazonas
     enter a virtually uninhabited
portion of the amazon where
the river narrows and the dense




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rainforest along the banks teems
with wildlife. Marvel at giant water
lilies and interact with villagers,     HIGHLIGHTS
learning more about their special
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                                        ::		 earn	more	about	the	Amazon’s	ecosystem,	natural		
relationship with this remarkable
environment. (b,L,D)

February 26
río amazonas/Nauta/Iquitos/Lima
                                        O  history	and	the	challenges	facing	its	environment	during		
                                           a	specially	arranged	series	of	lectures	and	presentations		
                                           by	Harvard	Study	Leader	David	Aguilar	and	the	ship’s	team	
                                           of	expert	naturalists.
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                                        ::		 ruise	the	far	reaches	of	the	Amazon	River	aboard	one	
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    arrive in Nauta. after breakfast,
disembark the ship, transfer to            of	the	impeccably	crafted	Jewels of the AmAzon,	vessels	
Iquitos and fly to Lima. Check into        designed	specifically	to	navigate	the	Amazon’s	remote	
the Casa andina Private ColleCtion         tributaries	in	an	elegant	atmosphere	that	recalls	the		
for an afternoon at leisure.               19th	century’s	Great	Age	of	Exploration.
    Following a farewell dinner
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                                        ::		 ourney	to	the	vast	Pacaya-Samiria	National	Reserve,		
in the rosa Nautica restaurant,
                                           the	largest	wetlands	preserve	in	the	world,	in	search		
transfer to the airport for your
                                           of	exotic	wildlife,	such	as	howler	monkeys,	caimans		
return flight to the u.S. (b,D).
                                           and	macaws.
February 27                                A
                                        ::		 ttend	an	exclusive	meeting	with	a	traditional	Amazonian	
u.S.                                       shaman,	who	will	perform	ancient	spiritual	rituals.
arrive back in the u.S.

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February 26 to March 4
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This six-night post-tour features
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Machu Picchu, the historic Inca
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capital of Cuzco, the beautiful
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                                                         YEAR CONSTRUCTION: 1997                                                 MAXIMUM PASSENGERS: 30
                                                         OVERALL LENGTH: 108 feet                                                FLAG: Peru

                                                         AMENITIES                                                               each vessel features a specially
                                                         each cabin has private bathroom                                         designed observation deck and
                                                         facilities, air conditioning and                                        a full bar and is equipped with
                                                         two twin beds or one double                                             excursion boats for shore visits in
                                                         bed and the dining salon has                                            the most remote reaches of the
                                                         floor-to-ceiling windows.                                               upper amazon.



 JeWeLS OF THe aMazON
                   CATEGORY A, $6,245                                                                        Category B                Category A
                   Outside cabin, two twin beds
                   or one double bed (limited
                   availability), window, private
                   bathroom facilities and air
                                                                                                           106             104          102
                   conditioning. Second Deck.                                    108
                                                                       Kitchen
                                                                                                                                                    101
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                   Single Pricing: $7,745
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                   CATEGORY B, $5,945
                   Outside cabin, two twin beds                    First Deck
                                                                   First Deck
                   or one double bed (limited
                   availability), window, private
                   bathroom facilities and air
                   conditioning. First Deck.
                   Single Pricing: $7,445
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                                                                    Lounge                           Bar         Observation Deck       Observation Deck   Observation Point




                                                                   Observation Deck
                                                                   Third Deck

 GENERAL INFORMATION                                                                    fee from the time of booking through 121 days prior to departure; from 95
                                                                                        through 120 days prior to departure, $1,000 per person; from 45 through 94
 TOUR COST INCLUSIONS Port taxes; all transfers and luggage handling                    days prior to departure, 55% of the published full regular tariff; from 22 through
 abroad for all participants whose arrival(s)/departure(s) coincide with the            44 days prior to departure, 70% of the published full regular tariff; cancellations
 scheduled group transfer(s); round-trip air transportation between Lima and            21 days or less prior to departure, a no-show, or early return from the trip will
 Iquitos; all activities, excursions, entrance fees, accommodation, and meals per       result in forfeiture of 100% of the published full regular tariff. In addition, any
 detailed itinerary; gratuities to local guides and drivers in Lima; tour manager       applicable airline cancellation fees and administrative fees will be assessed.
 throughout; $50,000 emergency medical evacuation insurance.                            CHANGES IN ITINERARY AND COSTS The itinerary is subject to change
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THe HOlY lAND: VIeWs         JamES yannaTOS
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                             fEB 2-13, 2011
THAIlAND AND lAOs
                             miChaEl mCElrOy
dEC 30-Jan 13, 2011
miChaEl hErzfEld             gARDeNs OF THe               CITY / sTATe / ZIP OR POsTAl CODe
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keNYA AND TANZANIA           mar 14-26, 2011
marCh 2011                   E. rOGEr OWEn
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mar 11-19, 2011              MeDITeRRANeAN COAsT ON
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mar 14-28, 2011
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aPr 2-14, 2011
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                             THe RIVIeRA UNDeR sAIl:
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                             JOURNeY OF ODYsseUs ON
                             coRinthian ii
                             Jun 8-19, 2011
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                                                          CITY / sTATe / ZIP OR POsTAl CODe



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gORIllA sAFARI               ICelAND ON le boReal
Jun 15-24, 2011              Jul 9-17, 2011               MeTHOD OF DePOsIT
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BHUTAN: lAND OF THe          coRinthian ii
THUNDeR DRAgON               auG 12-23, 2011
may 28 - Jun 10, 2011
lEOnard van dEr KuiJP        RIVeR & lAkes                CARD NUMBeR

MONgOlIA: lAND OF THe        WATeRWAYs OF THe TsARs
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BlUe skY                     ON volGa dReaM               eXPIRATION DATe                             3-DIg. seCURITY CODe
may 29 - Jun 11, 2011        Jul 29- auG 11, 2010
                             marShall GOldman
RAIl JOURNeYs                AMAZON RIVeR JOURNeY         NAMe As IT APPeARs ON CARD
FAll FOlIAge IN THe          fEB 18-27, 2011
CANADIAN ROCkIes:            david aGuilar
FeATURINg THe Rocky          THe ReD seA, NIle VAlleY,       I/We CONFIRM THAT We HAVe ReAD AND ACCePT THe
MountaineeR                  AND THe HOlY lAND ON            geNeRAl INFORMATION FOR THIs TOUR, INClUDINg ReFUNDs
SEP 2-8, 2010                HARMONY V                       AND CANCellATIONs AND THe ResPONsIBIlITY ClAUse
marK van BaalEn              aPr 2-14, 2011
                                                             AT POsT.HARVARD.eDU/TRAVels.
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sPORTs PROgRAMs              FleMIsH ART AND gARDeNs
lA BellA PUglIA: CYClINg     aPr 7-17, 2011
IN ITAlY                                                  sIgNATURe
                             RUssIAN WATeRWAYs ON
OCT 8 - 15, 2010             volGa dReaM AND Golden
                             eaGle                        ACCOMMODATIONs
OCeAN CRUIses                Jul 13-24, 2011
BAlTIC’s AMBeR COAsT ON
sea cloud ii                 FAMIlY ADVeNTURes            CATegORY PReFeReNCe
Jul 5-13, 2010               gAlAPAgOs IslANDs WITH
r. niChOlaS BurnS            MACHU PICCHU eXTeNsION          DOUBle ROOM          sINgle ROOM         sHARe A ROOM WITH:
CRUIsINg THe ADRIATIC seA:   dEC 26, 2010 – Jan 6, 2011
THe DAlMATIAN COAsT AND      daniEl liEBErman
VeNICe ON PeGasus                                         ROOMMATe NAMe YOU WIsH TO sHARe A DOUBle ROOM WITH
                             egYPT FAMIlY ADVeNTURe
auG 19 – 29, 2010            dEC 26, 2010 - Jan 6, 2011
SuE WEavEr SChOPf            TarEK SWElim                 eXTeNsION PROgRAM
WORlD leADeRs                VOYAge TO THe lANDs
sYMPOsIUM: BlACk seA ON      OF gODs AND HeROes ON           I WOUlD lIke TO RegIsTeR FOR THe MACHU PICCHU eXTeNsION
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AND	HiStoRiCAL	CoNtExt	of		
                                        and illustrator of National Geographic’s
youR	JouRNEy.                           PLANETS, STARS, AND GALAXIES: A Visual
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                                        of Our Solar System and SUPER STARS –
                                        The 15 Most Extreme Stars in the Milky Way,
                                        which was due out in summer 2009. In 2009,
                                        asteroid Da2000 was named in honor of his
                                        recognized leadership in science education.




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