For Immediate Release
November 21, 2008
Warm up the holidays in the Galapagos, Panama, Baja, Mexico,
Costa Ricaor the South Pacific with AdventureSmith Explorations
Tahoe City, CA > It’s not too late to hop on a plane and head to warmer climates for the holidays, so why not try something new? Instead of schlepping through the snow to fight the holiday crowds, spend this season relaxing and soaking in the sun on one of these cool cruise vacations from AdventureSmith Explorations.
AdventureSmith Explorations’ exclusive Galapagos holiday cruise combines relaxation aboard a 16-passenger expedition yacht, exploring the wildlife-rich Galapagos Islands, with fun and adventurous activities such as hiking, swimming and snorkeling. $3,995 per person, based on double occupancy.
Discover Panama up close and in style from the m/v Discovery, a 24-passenger catamaran outfitted for adventure. Guests will transit the Panama Canal by small ship and explore tropical waters and jungle-rivers by sea kayak and Zodiac inflatable craft, while in the company of expert naturalist guides. $3,950 per person, based on double occupancy.
Cruise aboard the 100-passenger Pacific Explorer, transit the Panama Canal, visit a remote village in the Darien Jungle, and explore Costa Rica’s Corcovado National Park, Isla de Colba, the Golfo Dulce and the famous Manuel Antonio National Park. This cruise is perfect for families, because kids cruise for 50% when sharing a cabin with an adult! Rates start at $3,799 per adult, based on double occupancy; kids under 18 are 50% off.
Cruise among some of the most remote and spectacular island chains in the Western Pacific aboard the all-suite, 114-passenger Spirit of Oceanus. Visit traditional villages and historical World War II sites with ample time for swimming, snorkeling and relaxation in this island paradise. Rates start at $7,249 per person, based on double occupancy.
This wildlife packed adventure cruise features whale watching, snorkeling with sea lions, viewing 400+ species of birds and exploring the islands of the Sea of Cortez aboard the 102-passenger Spirit of Endeavor. Throw a bit of kayaking in there, and you have an adventure cruise fit for the whole family. Rates start at $2,599, based on double occupancy.
This naturally active 9-day itinerary combines the diverse rainforest habitats of Corcovado National Park and the remote Chirripo cloud forest with two days of rafting and camping on the scenic Pacuare River. Ideal for families, rates are $1,738 per adult and $1,379 per child.
This is AdventureSmith’s premier Costa Rican itinerary, highlighting the country’s diverse wildlife and unique culture by combining the cloud forests of Monteverde and the active Arenal Volcano with the verdant lowland tropical forests of Tortuguero. Rates start at $1,908, based on double occupancy.
December is an ideal time for nature and wildlife viewing in Baja, Mexico, particularly when exploring up close aboard the 70-passenger Sea Bird or Sea Lion among the uninhabited islands of the Sea of Cortez. Receive a complimentary hotel overnight in La Paz, Baja’s capital city, before embarking on this 8-day adventure cruise. Rates start at $3,560, based on double occupancy.
Explore Baja’s Sea of Cortez in comfort and elegance aboard the 21-passenger, luxury yacht Safari Queen. Cruise, snorkel and kayak among waters home to whales, sea lions and colorful fish. Enjoy guided desert hikes then relax onboard with gourmet meals, fine wines and luxury staterooms. Rates start at $5,495, based on double occupancy.
For reservations or more information, visit www.AdventureSmithExplorations.com, call
1-800-728-2875 or email Travel@AdventureSmithExplorations.com.
About AdventureSmith Explorations
AdventureSmith Explorations specializes in small ship cruise expeditions and wilderness tours. Company founder Todd Smith pioneered the concept of wilderness cruising – combining the comforts of a small cruise ship with the adventure of sea kayaking and exploring ashore in remote wilderness areas. Founded in 2003, AdventureSmith Explorations strives to create connections with the world's exotic natural environments and native cultures through travel, combining fun and exciting activities such as sea kayaking, hiking, small ship cruising and rafting in places not found on more conventional itineraries; extraordinary, off-the-beaten-path places in such destinations as Alaska, the Caribbean, Costa Rica, Belize, Ecuador and the Galapagos, Guatemala, the Arctic, Antarctica and New Zealand.
In addition to the company’s Carbon Free Cruising campaign, it is AdventureSmith’s mission to give something back to the individuals, communities and environments encountered on every trip through connecting travelers with a network of grassroots and global nonprofit partners worldwide including the Alaska Natural History Association, Neotropica Foundation, and Galapagos Conservancy, among others.
For reservations or more information, visit www.AdventureSmithExplorations.com, call 1-800-728-2875 or email Travel@AdventureSmithExplorations.com.
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