National Geographic Explorer, Lindblad Expeditions
November 1 - November 15, 2008

 
ITINERARY
·  Callao, Peru
·  Paracas, Pisco, Peru: Tambo
·  Colorado

·  Nazca, Peru
·  Matarina/Mollendo, Peru
·  Arica, Chile
·  At Sea
·  Isla Pan de Azucar, Chile
·  Coquimbo (La Serena), Chile
·  At Sea
·  Robinson Crusoe Island, Juan
·  Fernandez Archipelago, Chile

·  Alejandro Selkirk Island, Juan
· 
Fernandez Archipelago, Chile

·  Ancud, Chiloé Island, Chile
·  Chaiten, Chile
·  Puerto Montt, Chile (Monte Verde
· 
archaeological site)
 
 
LECTURES
·  Pre-Inca Andean Civilizations
·  How The Andes Mountains Were
· 
Formed
·  Andean People in The Modern World
·  The Rise and Fall of The Inca Empire
·  The Mystery of Early Man in
· 
Patagonia
 
LINKS
·  Linblad Expeditions
·  Trip Specific Photos
 
 
   
Map
   
  This itinerary was probably the most fascinating series of destinations I have ever experienced. I have travelled the West coast of South America at least 9 times before, but always on a large ship. On this set of two back to back expeditions, we covered a number of ports, islands, wildlife sanctuaries, cemeteries, and cultural centers, which one would never find on any single voyage. It was a superb mix of nature and culture and interestingly enough, those of us who were more culture oriented, such as myself, came to appreciate the wildlife as never before. On the other hand, those who were hard core birders and wildlife aficionados began to join the excursions to villages, archaeological sites, and in the end, a number even went to the ancient pilgrimage site of Pachacamac outside Lima. What a journey it was!  
     

WEST AFRICA - ACCRA TO DAKAR

WEST AFRICA - CAPE TOWN TO ACCRA

RAIN FORESTS AND REEFS

BALTIC

TRACING THE WEST COAST OF AFRICA

LOST ISLANDS LOST WORLDS - HAVANA TO ANTIGUA

LOST ISLANDS LOST WORLDS - PUERTO LIMON TO HAVANA

LOST ISLANDS LOST WORLDS - BRIDGETOWN TO PUERTO LIMON

LEGENDARY CULTURES

BALTIC ODYSSEY

EXPLORER'S AFRICA, CAPE TOWN TO DAKAR

CHILE TO TAHITI VIA EASTER AND PITCAIRN ISLANDS

AROUND SOUTH AMERICA THROUGH THE STRAIT OF MAGELLAN

EXPLORING THE BALTIC'S HISTORIC WATERWAYS 2010

VINTAGE EUROPE - LISBON TO PORTSMOUTH

ISLAND DAYS AND ARABIAN NIGHTS - TENERIFE TO LISBON

CHRISTMAS IN THE CARIBBEAN

EXPLORING THE BALTIC'S HISTORIC WATERWAYS 2009

TROPICAL WILDLIFE & WONDERS CRUISE

ANCIENT POLYNESIA, CIVILIZATIONS PROGRAM

CAPE TO CAPE

CALLAO, PERU TO PUERTO MONTT, CHILE

CULTURE & NATURE, PANAMA CANAL TO LIMA, PERU

EXPLORING THE BALTIC'S HISTORIC WATERWAYS 2008