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Premium Email Subscriber Oct 10, 2015 at 06:28 PM

Any one else on the Nov 20 trip taking the extension at the end of the trip to Lake Titicaca? Holbrook set it up for us. We just skip the final flight to Lima. It sounds amazing!

Premium Email Subscriber Oct 10, 2015 at 06:26 PM

We're going on the November 20, 2015 trip and wondering about snorkeling. We've snorkeled once or twice but want to try it iagain on the trip. Have others found snorkeling easy even as beginners? Are there people who will help? Excited about the trip and anxious to meet our fellow travelers. Gerri and Jim from MN

Debra Barsotti Sep 08, 2015 at 08:10 PM

We are going on the Oct 31st 2015 trip. Excited to meet our travel companions! It is getting close now!

JOHN SAMAS Sep 01, 2015 at 11:33 AM

I am traveling on the October 31 2015 trip. Whatis suggested for foot wear for the Wet Landings?
Sandra Kurlander Sep 01, 2015 at 11:53 AM

I had Teva river sandals and orange Speedo water sneakers. I think both were bought at REI
Yvonne Sippel Sep 01, 2015 at 06:44 PM

I wore Keens for the wet landings. They were perfect!

Ray Mehler Aug 22, 2015 at 11:25 AM

We are on Discovering Mahu Picchu and Galapagos #20974 Sept19. Anyone know if need voltage converter for 110V US? See LaPinta has 110-220V.
Sandra Kurlander Sep 01, 2015 at 11:54 AM

I used one. Didn't know if I had to.
Yvonne Sippel Sep 01, 2015 at 06:47 PM

We did not use one at either location. Check your chargers. If they say 110/220, you can plug in directly. Products like hair dryers, curling irons, etc. should be dual voltage or you'd need a converter.

melinda kough Apr 26, 2015 at 10:49 PM

when and why was the ship changed from the national geographic endeavour to the la pinta?
Walt Barry Apr 27, 2015 at 08:20 AM

I've heard nothing specific but am guessing it had to do with cost and expense. The Linblad cruises appear to be at least a couple of thousand dollars
Walt Barry Apr 27, 2015 at 08:22 AM

...more than the comparable Road Scholar trip. We may have been on the last iteration of that combine between Road Scholar and Linblad and were very happy campers!

Robin Cantrell Apr 11, 2015 at 09:45 AM

On the La Pinta cruise is there snorkeling almost every day? Robin
Yvonne Sippel Apr 11, 2015 at 10:09 AM

The first two days are devoted to island visits. After that, water activities are offered almost everyday. Snorkeling equipment is issued (one time only) the first or second day.

Yvonne Sippel Dec 03, 2014 at 10:44 AM

We are going on the March 21-April4, 2015 tour; our vessel is La Pinta. Can anyone tell me if there is Wi-Fi aboard? Thanks.
Eswar Prasad Somayajula Dec 20, 2014 at 09:01 AM

The yatch lists fee based services. Satellite Internet connection (three stations) and wireless in designated areas: Bar Lounge, Natural Histoy Library and Solarium (at additional cost). Based on my experience on similar trips in the Arctic an d Antarctica, you will be able to send text based messages. It is also best to set up a separate accont to receive the mail on the yatch. It will be difficult to send pictures (plus high cost). Eswar.
Yvonne Sippel Dec 20, 2014 at 09:57 AM

Thank you!

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35 meals: 12 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 11 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips
2 Flights during the program


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