Wednesday, December 30, 2009
It's a great pleasure for us to inform you about the improvements made to the vessel M/V Galapagos Legend:
Beds are larger and more comfortable with new linens.
New decoration of the main bar, Neptune Bar.
Window cabins with UV protection.
Maintenance of propeller machines.
General maintenance of outer and inner areas.
Maintenance of fire detector and extinguishing system, hot and cold water.
Upgrading the air conditioning system in Neptune bar and on Balcony cabins with manual controller per cabin.
Upgrading the audio system.
General maintenance of furnishings.
Maintenance of sailing and communication equipment.
Maintenance of hull, propellers, shafts and the ship's steering.
General maintenance of the dinghies and outboards.
Easter Island is one of those wonderful places where you can enjoy amazing culture with a breathtaking landscape - a triangle-shaped island with a volcano in each corner. Here you can find Polynesian charm combined with a Latin taste. Come and live a millenarian culture that keeps its traditions alive with sculpture, food, costumes and celebrations. You will be able to experience their lifestyle in person.
A five-hour flight from Santiago, Chile will take you to this paradise full of legends and mysteries for you to discover. Easter Island, known as Rapa Nui by the locals, receives many visitors during February when the celebration of Tapati is held. Tapati is a 2-week celebration during which competitors and more than 50 events take place to decide the winning clan of the island.
Robinson Crusoe Island is one of the three islands of the Juan Fernandez Archipelago. A two-hour flight from Santiago, Robinson Crusoe is an exclusive and off-the-beaten-path destination that was declared a National Park in 1935. A unique ecosystem where flowers, birds and insects found an untouched land, including hummingbirds that can only be found in this part of the world. Out of 146 native species of plants, 101 are endemic. Robinson Crusoe Island is so amazing and unique that UNESCO declared it a World Biosphere Reserve.
Lost World Adventures can arrange your trip to Easter Island and/or Robinson Crusoe Island.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Tegucigalpa, Honduras (October 30, 2009) – Four months after President Manuel Zelaya was relieved of power on June 28, the interim Roberto Micheletti government and Zelaya officials have come to a resolution to end the ongoing political situation in Honduras.
On the evening of October 29, in a U.S.-brokered deal, both sides agreed to a resolution that asks the Honduran Congress, with prior authorization by the Honduran Supreme Court, to approve Zelaya’s return to the presidency until the end of his term. Under the agreement, the candidate elected in the November 29 elections will take office as planned in January 2010. The international community has praised both Micheletti and Zelaya for their willingness to come to a consensus, and end four months of uncertainty in the country.
As a result of this resolution, the World Bank will resume all projects committed to prior to June 28, and the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa will begin issuing Visas to Hondurans within the next week. The Honduran consulates in the U.S. and throughout the world will also resume their diplomatic positions within the next week.
Meanwhile, the Honduras tourism sector continues to welcome visitors to its many tourist areas. Wholesalers, tour operators and hotels in areas such as Roatán, Utila, La Ceiba, Tela and Copán Ruinas are offering special promotions to visitors for the remainder of 2009 and continuing into the 2010 high season. With this resolution and its widespread acceptance in the international community, the travel alerts issued by many countries are expected to be lifted in the forthcoming weeks.
“The committal to this resolution is excellent news for the Honduras tourism industry,” stated Ana Abarca, Minister of Tourism for Honduras. “With this, travelers from around the globe should have no hesitation in taking advantage of everything Honduras has to offer. We very excited to welcome visitors back to our beautiful country.”
Honduras is located in the heart of Central America, encompassing over 43,000 square miles, making it about the size of Tennessee. It is only a short flight from the U.S.: two hours from Miami or less than three hours from Houston or Atlanta. Honduras features a 500-mile Caribbean coastline on its north and a 100-mile Pacific coastline on its south. Travelers can tour Maya ruins in the western highlands, explore an underwater paradise in the Bay Islands, engage in eco-tourism in the La Moskitia region, immerse themselves in the Garifuna or Lenca culture, and much more. Honduras borders on the west with Guatemala, the southwest with El Salvador, and on the east with Nicaragua.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Suites only grace the 100 passenger Explorer II. Be assured that you'll receive the same level of services as on a smaller boat, with the luxury that a larger boat can offer.
Premium Suites are $1275 for 4 days, $1703 for 5 days, $2790 for 8 days. *
Arrival at Pto. Baquerizo Moreno airportTransfer to the Galapagos Explorer IIPM: Cerro Brujo, San Cristobal Island
AM: Punta Suárez, Española IslandPM: Gardner Bay, Española Island
AM: Charles Darwin station and Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz Island PM: Rabida Island
AM.: Playa Bachas, Santa Cruz islandTransfer to Baltra airport to take the flight back to the continent.
4 day/ 3 night itinerary departing the 14th and 21st of Nov, 5th and 12th of Dec.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Significant repairs to machinery and equipment and general maintenance of the ship’s hull and structures
Change of shafts and complete overhaul of engines
Assembly of new rudder and steering mechanisms
Installation of two brand new generators that use state of the art technology and match environmental efficiency according to international standards.
A new sprinkler system was installed throughout the vessel to upgrade and monitor more closely its safety standards
General maintenance of the kitchen with new flooring, refrigeration systems and air conditioning.
Complete maintenance and overhaul of kitchen equipment
Bar Lounge furniture received new leather tapestry and new upholstery.
Replacement of all dining room chairs upholstery.
New carpeting in: bar lounge, reception area, reading room, dining-room, stairs and hallway.
Jacuzzi: maintenance and overhaul of all systems, including pumps, filters and coating.
New upholstery was installed in the furniture of the guest cabins, as well as new wallpaper.
Engine room staff had their cabin redone and properly equipped
Public restroom facilities, including showers, were thoroughly upgraded
Additionally, the ISABELA II now has a brand new Glass-bottom boat to discover the underwater realm of the Galápagos Marine Reserve, the second largest in the World.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Now one of Unesco's biospheres, the Orinoco Delta has been recognized for its biological importance. The countless waterways are peppered with colorful birds, wonderful mammals, reptiles, fish and plants of great beauty. This rich ecosystem is where the largest river in Venezuela, the Orinoco (The Father of Our Land in the Warao language), meets the Atlantic Ocean along a 231 miles coastline.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Why not let the jungles of Belize and her warm Caribbean waters offer a special stimulus package just for you? Maybe it's time to replace the constant barrage of news with an orchestra of bird song, and winter's hue with bright tropical flora. How about waking up to snorkeling in crystal clear turquoise waters, horseback riding to Maya Temples, or just lazing about in the hammock? Want to energize your senses, have the sun warm your spirit, and a colorful array of friendly people talk to your heart? Then drop out of Main Street and dive into an adventure where nature calls to your soul and excites your passion for a new beginning.
Your choice of 3 and/or 4 night stays at either resort
Package includes lodging in the Cottage Collection at Chaa Creek and Deluxe Oceanview Suites at Chabil Mar Villas, all meals, transfers from Belize International Airport to Chaa Creek and from Chaa Creek to Chabil Mar with a stop at Xunantunich Maya Temple; guided snorkeling trip, horseback riding and nature tours, unlimited use of canoes and sea sport equipment, swimming pools in both locations, and your own golf cart for exploring Placencia.
$2,297.00 per person
Valid until Dec 15, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Valid June to November 2009
Private airport-hotel transfers
3 nights in Antigua at the Palacio Dona Leonor, breakfast included
3 night at Lake Atitlan at the Laguna Lodge - Eco Boutique Lodge, breakfast included
Antigua Walking Tour
Private car and boat transfers between Antigua and Lake Atitlan
Round-trip transfers to Chichicastenango Market
Private full-day Lake Atitlan and village tour with lunch
Call Lost World Adventures for full itinerary details and possible trip extensions to Tikal.
3, 4 and 7-night packages include airport transfers on the islands, accommodations, meals and daily guided excursions to other islands.
The recently renovated hotel now offers four new comfortable guestrooms with an area that is double the size of the current rooms, all with an ample private terrace with ocean view.
Guests of the beachfront Finch Bay Eco Hotel can choose to have a relaxing stay or take day tours aboard our Sea Finch Yacht to visit the smaller islands that are not accessible to larger vessels, hike to beautiful Tortuga Bay and Las Grietas, or try our very popular DSD (Discover Scuba Diving) which includes complete equipment, theory and practice plus one immersion in open water with the possibility to see sea lions, turtles, rays and sharks!
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Packages include private airport transfers, accommodations with breakfast, full day tour to Corcovado and Sugarloaf with lunch at a typical Brazilian barbeque restaurant.
Excelsior Copacabana - $1490
Plaza Copacabana - $1160
Prices are per person, based on double occupancy
Trip extensions can be booked to Iguassu Falls, Manaus, Salvador (Bahia), the Pantanal, or Argentina, Chile and Peru!
Friday, May 29, 2009
We are currently offering a very special promotion: Book a 7-night Galapagos cruise aboard the M/Y La Pinta and get a trip extension to Peru ...for free!
Highlights include: 8 day/7 night Galapagos cruise aboard the Motor Yacht La Pinta, Cuzco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu.
2009 departure dates:June 26th & July 3rd
Call us at 800-999-0558 for a detailed itinerary and pricing.
After Early Morning Earthquake on Thursday hotels and attractions in tourist areas, including Roatán, are up-and-running
Tegucigalpa, Honduras (May 28, 2009 at 5:30 p.m.) – Following a 7.1 magnitude earthquake at 2:24 a.m. local time (4:24 a.m. EDT) on May 28, the Honduras tourism industry is operating as normal. The epicenter of the earthquake was 39 miles northeast of the island of Roatán - part of the country’s Bay Islands in the Caribbean Sea. The earthquake had a shallow depth of 6.2 miles, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The effects of this earthquake could be felt across the country, including in the coastal towns of La Ceiba and Tela, and in the large cities of San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa. A tsunami alert for Honduras, Guatemala and Belize was immediately issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, but was lifted within an hour.
“We are saddened for our fellow Hondurans that seven casualties have been reported at this time; however our tourism infrastructure remains intact and is operating as usual,” said Ricardo Martinez, Minister of Tourism for Honduras. “From a tourism infrastructure standpoint, we are fortunate that our initial assessments indicate we experienced minimal damages from the earthquake. For this reason, hotels and attractions are open for business.”
International and domestic air service is operating as scheduled. While no cruise lines were scheduled to arrive in Roatán today, those with port calls beginning Friday will operate as scheduled.
Honduras is located in the heart of Central America, encompassing over 43,000 square miles, making it about the size of Tennessee. It is only a short flight from the U.S.: two hours from Miami or less than three hours from Houston or Atlanta. Honduras features a 500-mile Caribbean coastline on its north and a 100-mile Pacific coastline on its south. It borders on the west with Guatemala, the southwest with El Salvador, and on the east with Nicaragua.
For more information, travelers can call 1-800-410-9608 or visit www.letsgohonduras.com.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Book now and get 7 nights for the price of 5 on our July 04th and July 18th departures!
A seven night cruise on the M/V ECLIPSE takes passengers to the most iconic sites in Galapagos and ensures maximum interaction with the extraordinary flora and fauna that the Islands have to offer.
For all upcoming summer family departures between June 13th and August 22nd guests benefit from:
Ø 50% children discount when travelling with children up to 16 years
Ø Free air tickets and park fees for couples or single travellers
On the special October 24th sailing passengers will enjoy unparalleled behind-the-scenes access to the Charles Darwin Research Station. Given this extraordinary coincidence of so many landmark dates, we have tapped none other than Randal Keynes, Darwin's great, great grandson, to join us as a guest on board this special cruise.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Take advantage of the unprecedented low travel prices!
For only $765 per person (double occupancy) visit the highlands and tropical rainforest coast of Costa Rica for 7 days. (Offer valid from May 1 to November 14, 2009)
Day 1: Arrival transfer 1 nt San Jose Hotel.
Day 2 & 3: 2 nt Tortuguero package.
Day 4 & 5: 2 nts Arenal Volcano area.
Day 6: 1 nt San Jose Hotel.
Day 7: Departure
§ Arrival meet & greet service
§ 6 nts lodging at selected Hotels
§ 7 Breakfasts, 3 Lunch, 2 Dinners
§ Boat transfers in and out of Tortuguero
§ Boat tours & entrance fee Tortuguero
§ Guided tour Arenal hanging bridges
§ All in country land transportation to selected areas
Friday, May 15, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
- hotel accommodations
- a dolphin beach encounter
- tropical picnic at May Key otherwise known as Fins and Flippers
- horseback riding
- island fiesta
- entrance to the Roatan Museum
- dolphin show presentation
- welcome cocktail
- and airport transfers
At Dolphin University kids from 5 - 14 may participate in "summer camp" which gives opportunities for interaction with dolphins, horseback riding, picnics, a visit to a bird park and so much more.
Contact Lost World for more info on travel to Honduras and Anthony's Key.
Monday, May 4, 2009
Below are a list of current specials and dates that they are available at Turneffe Island Resort.
Turneffe Island Resort Summer Promotions – See Promotion Dates*
1. Family Pack Diving – Buy 3 - 7 Night dive packages and receive a free PADI course for your child. Child must be between 10 and 18 years old. PADI course offered is the Open Water Referral.
2. Buy 1 - 7 Night Dive package at regular price plus tax, receive 1 – 7 Night Dive Package for $300.00 plus tax.
3. Single Diving – We will waive the single supplement
1. Escape Pack - Buy 1 - 7 Night resort package at regular price plus tax, receive 1 – 7 Night Resort Package for $300.00 plus tax.
2. Single Resort – We will waive the single supplement.
1. Buy 1 - 7 Night fishing package at regular price plus tax, receive 1 – 7 Night Resort Package for $300.00 plus tax.
2. Single Anglers – We will waive the single supplement.
*Promotional rates are valid on the following weeks and are based on availability of space:
May 09, 2009 - May 16, 2009 - May 23, 2003 - May 30, 2009 – June 06, 2009 – June 13, 2009 – June 20, 2009 – June 27, 2009 – July 4, 2009 – July 11, 2009 – July 18, 2009 - August 01, 2009 – August 08, 2009 – August 15, 2009 – August 22, 2009 and September 05, 2009. Rates are not valid on previous booked reservations and bookings must be made before June 30, 2009.