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Program #18484RJ
17 Days | 16 Nights
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Paul Kastner Oct 01, 2014 at 11:39 PM

Hello Todd, Ellen, and Andrea,
My wife and I will be on the Oct. 9th trip. We're getting in a day early to the Antara Hotel so we can look around Lima a little. See you in a few days

Paul & Phyllis
Paul Kastner Oct 02, 2014 at 05:21 PM

Oops! Ny wife pointed out to me that there is one tour leaving on the 8th and ours leaves on the 9th. So it looks like we won't be with you after all. Anyway, have a great trip.

Todd Betterton Sep 25, 2014 at 12:36 AM

Has anybody that has been on the Tip Top III recall if they have hairdryers in the bathrooms?

Dee -1 Sep 18, 2014 at 06:35 PM

Program #18484RJ ...Hi everyone!
I am in this program...leaves Mar 20/15...
I understand there are 15 people registered already...I believe I am the 16th...Anyone else?

Dianne :)

Todd Betterton Sep 16, 2014 at 04:21 PM

Did anyone have much problem with mosquitoes on this it worth packing some insect repellent? Leave 3 weeks from today...WOOHOO!
Ellen Marks Sep 16, 2014 at 05:02 PM

Todd, don't know the answer, but all the background I've been reading says to bring it. See you in Miami--I am on the 5:00 flight with your Reno group!
Todd Betterton Sep 21, 2014 at 09:41 PM

Ellen are you still looking for a female to room with? I have someone interested...
Ellen Marks Sep 22, 2014 at 08:20 AM

sure! can they get into the program this late?
Todd Betterton Sep 22, 2014 at 10:21 AM

I will check...sent her the link to this program last night, told her I would check with you, and found flights from Reno to Florida, so we shall see
Todd Betterton Sep 24, 2014 at 07:25 PM

Hi Ellen...Looks like you have a roomie! Our friend Jan got signed up today! She is very excited to be joining us!
Ellen Marks Sep 24, 2014 at 07:31 PM

cool! looking forward to meeting her!

Wanda Stephens Sep 10, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Terri, thank you for your information. Luckily I've already had the Hepatitis A&B vaccines. Thank you again for the information.

Ellen Marks Sep 10, 2014 at 08:18 AM

Who is on the Oct 8 2014 trip? Kindly respond! I am a beach gal from SC traveling w/o my DH this time, and have signed up for a roommate. Reading as much as I can about Galapagos/MP/Ecuador/Peru before the trip!
Todd Betterton Sep 10, 2014 at 09:22 AM

Hello...Group of 8 from Reno NV...Counting the days...Leaving from Miami at about 5 PM on the 8th
Ellen Marks Sep 10, 2014 at 09:46 AM

ok, so we are now at 9--who are the other 7? if you guys are out there, let us know!
Todd Betterton Sep 10, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Andrea from the Toronto area had said previously that they were joining us, so that would make 11...a month from today we will be in Galapagos...Woo Hoo!!

Wanda Stephens Sep 10, 2014 at 02:33 AM

I was wondering if the recommended vaccines on the CDC site are necessary, ie typhoid and yellow fever?
Todd Betterton Sep 10, 2014 at 09:17 AM

My doctor says no...
Road Scholar Sep 10, 2014 at 11:12 AM

No vaccines or inoculations are required to attend the program. However, based on your personal medical history, some participants may be at higher risk than others so you should certainly consult you own primary care physician who is aware of your medical records.
Terri Rappaport Sep 10, 2014 at 11:14 AM

A couple we met on this trip last year contracted Hepatitis A (fortunately mild cases) likely when in South America. After speaking with my physician, I decided to get the vaccine as I plan on future trips to South America. While Hep A is rare in the US, it is found in less developed regions, including South America. Our guides were great about advising us what not to eat or drink, including raw vegetables and fruit likely washed in local water. However, this is a discussion with your doctor. Mine said she hadn't considered Hep A in our pre-trip discussions on vaccines, but now will keep it in mind for future patients who travel to regions that are known for Hep A. The CDC website has info on Hepatitis A outside the US.

Jennifer Galovich Aug 25, 2014 at 02:13 PM

We receieved an email from Natalie at Holbrook travel some weeks before the trip with sizes and pricing etc. Then we picked them up on the boat.

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