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Program #20974RJ
15 Days | 14 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Marilyn from Haddon Heights, NJ Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 11/02/14 - 11/16/14
Best trip I have ever been on - hands down. Not only were we taken care of by Victor C. every step of the way with the details to help make the program run smoothly, but he also shared his love for his country with us. In addition, our tour guide, Miluska, in Peru had the ability to make Inca history come alive. The trip on the National Geographic Endeavor was so informative with the naturalists that took the time to share the life of the islands with us - no question was left unanswered. The ship's programs and day-to-day activities were fantastic. Victor C. continued to make the Road Scholar participants be a "family" group while allowing us to branch off interacting with the National Geographic participants to make this trip well worth it! I will certainly entertain going again with Road Scholar.

Marilyn from Los Angeles, CA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 10/05/14
I was thrilled at how well we were taken care of every step of the way through 2 countries and the Galapagos, which has their own restrictions. Everyone - from the tour guide, the bus drivers, the hotel personnel, the ship staff, to the naturalists and local guides - were wonderful to us, helping us in every way needed. Traveling as a single, I felt secure and safe, as well as part of a well organized tour group. Kudos to Road Scholar for designing the trip and providing the right people to guide us! I have no qualms about traveling to other far flung destinations with Road Scholar.

Sandra from Scottsdale, AZ Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 10/05/14
Five enthusiastic stars. The program was better than I ever thought. The Galapagos part exceeded even my expectations and I would recommend it to anyone thinking of going there. The ship was perfect. Beautiful ship, beautiful and helpful staff and beautiful equipment to study the environment. I was totally satisfied.

Judith from Chesterfield, MI Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 01/12/14 - 01/26/14
This was a thoroughly exciting adventure that we would highly encourage everyone to try. We learned so much and saw so many new things. We love Road Scholar trips for the great educational value we get every time.

Valerie from Cochrane, AB Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 12/01/13 - 12/15/13
This turned out to be the most incredible trip I had ever been on. I knew I wanted to go to both Machu Picchu and the Galapagos before I died, and I was ecstatic to see both offered on this Road Scholar tour. I was a single lady travelling on my own and was a bit worried about that, but as it turned out, there were six of us single ladies on this tour. Everyone on the tour was friendly and inclusive. The tour guides were wonderful and knowledgeable. The sites I saw in Peru were breathtaking and I won't forget the closeness of the wildlife in the Galapagos. Seven days on the National Geographic Endeavour was an experience I will never forget - great staff, great food, great ambiance.

Susan from Highlands Ranch, CO Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 12/01/13 - 12/15/13
Everything and more, absolutely wonderful. I can't say enough good thins about Oscar our Road Scholar rep, he was perfect, anticipated every need. Trip was perfect and worth every penny

Terry from Richardson, TX Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 12/01/13 - 12/15/13
It was a wonderful trip, not one to take if you wish to relax. You are on the go constantly even on the cruise portion. The animals in the Galapagos were so fascinating. The Inca ruins were interesting.

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


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