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Newton, MA, November 12, 2007 - Odysseys Unlimited, the leader in
affordable small group travel named three years running as one of Travel &
Leisure's "World's Best Tour Operators," is offering a singular journey
combining Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands. The tour is featured in
Odysseys Unlimited's First Announcement 2008 tour collection, a free full-
color brochure available by calling 1-888-370-6765.
With just 12 to 20 guests, the 15-day "Machu Picchu to the Galapagos"
travels nimbly through Peru's enigmatic ruins and lost worlds of ancient Incan
sites, including Machu Picchu and Sacsayhuaman. The tour also encounters
the colonial heritage of Lima and Cuzco, as well as indigenous villages of the
The privileges of small group travel define the experience with local
enrichment such as a native Offering to the Earth ceremony and lunch in the
home of a Cuzco family. The grandest small group perk of them all is a stay
at the 32-room Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, the only hotel located at the
ruins. When the day visitors leave, Odysseys Unlimited's guests have the
mystical site virtually to themselves. The itinerary includes a guided tour of
Machu Picchu the first day and a special guided visit the next morning before
the gates open and the day-trippers arrive.
For wonderment of another kind, Odysseys Unlimited next travels to
Darwin's "living laboratory" for a four-night cruise of the Galapagos Islands
aboard the M/Y Coral II, an eco-friendly privately chartered 20-passenger
yacht built specifically for Galapagos cruising. The ports of call include Santa
Cruz Island, Rabida and Santiago Islands, Fernandina and Isabelle Islands and
Bartolomé. The wildlife delights as blue-footed boobies engage in their
choreographed mating dance, sea lions frolic alongside swimmers, and
flightless cormorants walk around sharing in our earthbound reality. Guided
nature walks, swimming, and snorkeling are included.
Odysseys Unlimited's 15-day Machu Picchu to the Galapagos is priced from
$5,395 from Miami - air, land, and cruise inclusive. The first departure is
January 22, 2008, with 16 departures in total offered year-round. The small
group tour includes international round-trip air from most U.S. cities, all flights
within the itinerary, 13 nights' accommodation (including Deluxe and Superior
First Class hotels), most meals, comprehensive sightseeing, and all entrance
fees including the $100 fee for the Galapagos National Park. Guests also
enjoy the services of an Odysseys Unlimited tour director and experienced
naturalists in the Galapagos, luggage handling and most gratuities. Travelers
wanting an additional South American adventure can sign on for a 5-day/4-
night pre-tour of the Amazon Rainforest priced at $995.
The leader in affordable small group travel, Odysseys Unlimited offers fully
escorted small group tours and small ship cruises in Europe, Asia & the Far
East, Antarctica, the Americas, Africa, and Australia & the South Pacific.
The company offers guaranteed pricing and fully refundable deposits.
To learn more about Odysseys Unlimited or to receive a free copy of the
company's 2008 brochure, please call toll-free (888) 370-6765, ext. 700, or
visit Odysseys Unlimited at http://odysseys-unlimited.com
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