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The One Ocean Navigator Relax by the fire in the lounge. Bar & Lounge on the Ioffe Reception area on the Ioffe Stay fit on your trip by using the fitness center. Enjoy a delicious meal on the BBQ deck Relax in the ship's hot tub Two humpback whales passing by the ship
Kayak quiet waters as you sail to remote coves of Antarctica
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Antarctic Peninsula Adventure

11 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
  • Attend Antarctic presentations
  • Observe a colony of penguins
  • Search for humpback & minke whales
  • Explore the polar landscape
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore the wildlife-rich shores and waters of remote Antarctica on this 11-day small ship cruise on the Akademik Ioffe! Your journey takes you to Petermann Island and Pleneau Island, where you encounter colossal icebergs and, of course, the ice landscapes that stretch as far as the eye can see. …
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Skiing down the the unique snowy slopes.
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Antarctica - Off the Beaten Path

13 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
  • Attend educational presentations
  • Observe large penguin colonies
  • Kayak in the Antarctic waters
  • Cross the infamous Drake Passage
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Skiing, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Begin this 13-day expedition in Ushuaia and chart a course through the Drake Passage, potentially making landfall in the South Shetland Islands prior to reaching the Antarctic Peninsula. Your journey may take you south of the Lemaire Channel to the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, or …
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Crabeater seal
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Antarctica and South Georgia

17 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
  • Navigate through icy waterways
  • Enjoy daily off-ship excursions
  • Explore the South Shetland Islands
  • Discover South Georgia's wildlife
Activities: Adventure Options, Fly Cruise, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Experience this 17-day voyage to Antarctica and South Georgia at the height of the summer. Enjoy extended daylight hours, busy wildlife colonies, and a range of landing sites to explore as the sea ice continues to break up. Arrive in Antarctica to celebrate the New Year, and sail north towards the …
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An Arctic fox gazes across the lanscape
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Baffin Island - Jewel of the High Arctic

12 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
  • Zodiac cruise looking for walrus
  • Visit the Pangniqtuuq village
  • Cruise across the Arctic Circle
  • Interact with Inuit families
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Board the Akademik Ioffe for a 12-day exploration of Baffin Island, one of Canada's jewels, a land of deep fjords, soaring mountains and immense glacial systems.As you cruise among the fjords and glaciers watch for bird and marine wildlife, visit Inuit villages, and glimpse the culture and …
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A beautiful arctic glacier.
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Baffin Island & West Greenland

11 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
  • Hike, paddle, and cruise to explore
  • Cross the Arctic Circle
  • Walk on Greenland's ice cap
  • Visit remote Inuit communities
Activities: Adventure Options, Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Trekking & Hiking, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
The Arctic has an allure that grips many adventurers - whether it's the Inuit culture of the Canadian North, the incredible wildlife along the ice fringe, or the riveting history of exploration. Over the course of this 11-day voyage, cross the Arctic Circle as you explore, search for polar …
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Sable Island wild horses
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Canada's East Coast - Fins and Fiddles

11 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
  • Visit the ponies on Sable Island
  • Celebrate Canada's 150 anniversary
  • Watch for a variety of wildlife
  • Kayak, hike, paddle board and cycle
Activities: Adventure Options, Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Stand Up Paddle Board, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore the islands of Canada's Atlantic Maritime Provinces, starting and ending in the historical town of Louisburg, on Cape Breton Island. A rich and diverse culture is found in the small fishing communities and remote out ports, in an area well-known for its Celtic traditions, music, and …
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Canadian Golf Course
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Canada's East Coast Golf Expedition

8 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
  • See unique fishing communities
  • Explore several golfing locations
  • Meet the largest gray seal colony
  • Enjoy a range of shore activities
Activities: Biking, Hiking, Kayaking, Stand Up Paddle Board, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
On this unique and pioneer 8-day voyage, you can enjoy a blend of a unique cruise experience, full of wildlife encounters, visits to colourful fishing villages plus exciting off-ship excursions, while providing easy access to several of Canada’s most spectacular golfing locations. While …
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Penguins at Christmas
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Christmas in Antarctica

11 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
  • Sail south joined by petrels
  • Discover the Antarctic Peninsula
  • Watch feeding whales
  • Zodiac cruise among the icy waters
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Fly Cruise, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Experience the ultimate ‘White Christmas’ on a memorable 11-day voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula. Towering glaciers, amazing wildlife encounters, snow-covered landscapes, massive icebergs and the option to choose your favorite activities make this voyage the perfect introduction to the …
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Take a zodiac tour around glaciers.
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Classic Northwest Passage

13 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
  • Sight polar bears in Conningham Bay
  • Discover the culture of Pond Inlet
  • Navigate through massive iceburgs
  • Hear stories of Franklin's voyage
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This iconic voyage explores the remote Northwest Passage and stunning fjords of the Baffin Island coastline. Follow in the footsteps of the early Arctic explorers such as Franklin, Amundsen and Larsen, exploring the archipelago of islands and channels that create Canada’s high Arctic region. …
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A group of walrus rest on the sand.
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Classic Northwest Passage and Baffin Island 2018

13 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
  • Visit a polar bears' hot spot
  • Cruise through a wildlife \"highway
  • Observe a display of Inuit crafts
  • Enter the stunning Gibbs Fjord
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Board the ice-ratedAkademik Ioffe in Cambridge Bay,a remote outpost above the Arctic Circle, and begin a 13-day expedition through the remarkable Northwest Passage and stunning fjords of the Baffin Island coastline. Explore thearchipelago of islands and channels that create Canada’s high …
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Emperor penguins and chicks
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Epic Antarctica

22 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
  • Meet penguins on King George Island
  • Sail south of the Antarctic Circle
  • Hike around Neko Harbour
  • Navigate through tabular icebergs
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Fly Cruise, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Over this 22-day Antarctica expedition visitwildlife colonies,historic sites, science basesandspend plenty oftime ashoreenjoyingextended walks, manyupto stunning viewpoints. Cruiseamong the icefloes in inflatable Zodiac boats, searching forwhales and seals, oradmiring andphotographing the deep blue …
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A Chukchi child holds a pup
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High Arctic Explorer

10 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
  • Venture as high as Ellsemere Island
  • Look for polar bears and harp seals
  • Zodiac cruise along bird cliffs
  • Visit isolated Inuit communities
Activities: Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join a 10-day journey into the remote heart of the Canadian Arctic and immerse into the wilderness of this stunning region from the comfort of your spacious expedition vessel, theAkademik Ioffe. During this voyage visitnumerous Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) outposts such as Grise Fjord, …
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Take a zodiac tour to see polar bears.
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Labrador and Torngat Explorer

11 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
  • Discover the Arherton Tablelands
  • See reconstructed Norse ruins
  • Explore the remote Battle Harbor
  • Admire the walls of Nachvak Fjord
Activities: Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
On this 11-day expedition navigate northwards from the temperate climates of Louisbourg into the higher Arctic latitudes of Iqaluit, Nunavut.This voyage links several fascinating historic locations on Canada’s east coast, including a Viking settlement, a French-built fortress, and isolated …
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Zodiac tour to see glacier and the arctic landscape.
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Pathways to Franklin

10 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
  • Cross the Arctic's \"super highway\
  • Stop at a Migratory Bird Sanctuary
  • Explore a polar bears' hotspot
  • Visit numerous historic locations
Activities: Archaeological Sites, Fly Cruise, Hiking, Kayaking, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This outstanding 10-day expedition showcases the breathtaking wilderness of Canada's High Arctic. Wildlife is a major draw card of your adventure, and throughout the voyage you can visit one of the largest migratory bird sanctuaries in Canada and a number of locations where encounters with …
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The penguins line up as you cruise by
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Quest for the Antarctic Circle

11 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
  • Visit King George Island
  • Navigate into the Bransfield Strait
  • Sail south of the Antarctic Circle
  • Explore the Antarctic Peninsula
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Fly Cruise, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Enjoy 11 days cruising among ice floes and visiting a large number of landing sites aboard theAkademik Ioffe. Explore the Falkland Islands, King George Island, the Antarctic Peninsula coastline, Petermann Island, Pleneau Island, Paradise and Neko Harbour, and the Lemaire Channelbefore reaching the …
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Polar bears lounge in the sun
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Spitsbergen Encounter

10 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
  • Watch for beluga whales
  • Zodiac or kayak near glaciers
  • Learn about whaling in Svalbard
  • Encounter polar bears
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Explore Spitsbergen and the Svalbard Archipelago - regions rich in wildlife and birdlife, glaciology, and history on this 10-day Arctic cruise aboard the Akademik Ioffe. Beginning in the capital city of this Norwegian Territory, from the moment the ship's lines are thrown, enter into the land …
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Travelers walking around the arctic landscape.
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Spitsbergen Encounter - Photographic Symposium 2017

10 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
  • Hone your photography skills
  • Kayak and zodiac among glaciers
  • Encounter polar bears
  • Learn about whaling in Svalbard
Activities: Adventure Options, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Spitsbergen and the Svalbard archipelago offer a tremendous wildlife and birdlife experience, as well as a fascinating lesson in glaciology. This voyage focuses on the western and northern coast of Spitsbergen, and as far north as the permanent pack ice.

Onboard Photographic Symposium:

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A mother polar bear and her two cubs
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Spitsbergen Explorer

12 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
  • Enjoy almost 24 hours of daylight
  • Look for belugas at Bourbonhamna
  • Sail along glacier-filled bays
  • Hope to cross the 80ยบ N pararell
Activities: Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Board the Akadamik Ioffe and spend 12 days cruising through Spistbergen and the Svalbard archipelago, breeding grounds for many seabirds, along with marine mammals and the elusive polar bear. Commence your expedition in Longyearbyen, the principal community of this frosty Norwegian territory. Head …
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Walk acoss the pristine Antarctic landscape
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The Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica

18 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
  • Meet three species of penguins
  • Explore South Georgia's deep bays
  • Sail through large icebergs
  • Look for leopard seals
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Fly Cruise, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Spend your days exploring on shore in the company of expert guides, cruising in inflatable Zodiac boats, enjoying long hikes, or kayaking in Antarctica's icy waterways.This 18-day voyage startsin South America, with aflight fromPunta Arenas, Chile,to the FalklandIslands, saving a full day of …
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A huge colony of king penguins.
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The Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctic Peninsula

19 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
  • Zodiac cruise through South Georgia
  • See South Georgia's historic sites
  • Look for large icebergs & glaciers
  • Discover the Peninsula's wildlife
Activities: Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Photography Seminars, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
On this 19-day voyage on the Akademik Ioffe, visit the sub-Antarctic Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctica. The Falkland Islands and the island of South Georgia are home to a proliferation of unique wildlife and birdlife. Both locations feature a fascinating history and stunning scenery. …
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Kayaking the polar waters
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The Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctic Peninsula

20 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
  • Explore the West Falklands
  • Zodiac cruise through South Georgia
  • Cross the Scotia Sea
  • Observe the Peninsula's wildlife
Activities: Adventure Options, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This 20-day exploration of the Falklands, South Georgia, and the Antarctic Peninsula offers you the incedible opoortunity to discover the unique landscapes of the White Continent. Encounter a spectacular proliferation of unique wildlife and birdlife, including penguin rookeries with more than …
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King Penguins on South Georgia
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Ultimate Antarctica - Weddell Sea and the Falkland Islands

12 Day Itinerary aboard Akademik Ioffe
  • Explore the Gerlache coastline
  • Discover penguin rookeries
  • Navigate through tabular icebergs
  • Visit the fabled Point Wild
Activities: Adventure Options, Camping, Fly Cruise, Hiking, Kayaking, Small Ship Cruise, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This exciting expedition provides great diversity for those seeking a truly comprehensive Antarctic experience. It includes visits to the South Shetland Islands, the western and northern sections of the Antarctic Peninsula, the stunning Weddell Sea region, and the historic location of Elephant …
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2017
EmbarksDays 
Jun 0810Spitsbergen Encounter
Jun 1710Spitsbergen Encounter - Photographic Symposium 2017
Jun 2612Spitsbergen Explorer
Jul 2111Canada's East Coast - Fins and Fiddles
Aug 0211Baffin Island & West Greenland
Aug 2413Classic Northwest Passage
Oct 1820The Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctic Peninsula
Nov 0613Antarctica - Off the Beaten Path
Nov 3019The Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and Antarctic Peninsula
Dec 1811Christmas in Antarctica
Dec 2817Antarctica and South Georgia
2018
EmbarksDays 
Jan 1311Quest for the Antarctic Circle
Jan 1322Epic Antarctica
Jan 2312Ultimate Antarctica - Weddell Sea and the Falkland Islands
Feb 0318The Falkland Islands, South Georgia and Antarctica
Feb 2011Antarctic Peninsula Adventure
Mar 0211Antarctic Peninsula Adventure
Mar 2211Antarctic Peninsula Adventure
Jun 248Canada's East Coast Golf Expedition
Jul 0411Canada's East Coast - Fins and Fiddles
Jul 1411Canada's East Coast - Fins and Fiddles
Jul 2411Labrador and Torngat Explorer
Aug 0312Baffin Island - Jewel of the High Arctic
Aug 1410High Arctic Explorer
Aug 2310Pathways to Franklin
Sep 0113Classic Northwest Passage and Baffin Island 2018
Passengers: 96
Ship Type: Research Ship

The ice-strengthened Akademik Ioffe combines safety and comfort aboard a modern polar research vessel. The ship is well outfitted with various social spaces, including a bar & lounge, a library, and a dining room. The library features a variety of movies and documentaries about the Antarctic region, and the culinary team prepares delicious meals that will recharge your batteries after a long day of adventure, featuring a buffet breakfast and plated lunches and dinners. If you want a great spot to view wildlife or interesting perspectives from the captain and crew, the bridge and map room are open to the public 24-hours a day.

Comfort and Stability
Although it was built in Finland as a scientific research vessel, you will find that this boat balances stability and comfort, and has been recently refurbished to make it more expedition-friendly. The noise onboard is well managed by keeping the engines and machines away from the cabins and social areas.

Cabin Accommodations
There are several different cabins to choose from, including private or semi-private bathrooms and either double or bunk beds. All cabins face out to provide you with the best view of the fascinating Antarctic waters. Additionally, guests find that there is plenty of storace space and even a desk and chair. The gift basket upon arrival will make you feel spoiled.

Other facilities include the theatre style presentation room, gift-shop, fitness room, massage room, hot water spa, sauna and plunge pool. There’s also a dedicated expedition ‘mud-room’ where you prepare for your off-ship excursions.

Technical Information
Launched: 1989 — at Hollming Shipyards, Rauma, Finland
Length: 117 metres
Beam: 18.2 metres
Draught: 6 metres
Gross Tonnage: 6230
Speed (Max): 14.5 knots
Cruise Speed: 13.5 knots
Passengers: 96
Staff & Crew: 65
Zodiac Boats: 10 Zodiacs onboard
Electrical Supply: 220 Volts/European Pin
Hull Classification: Ice Strengthened
Ice Class: Lloyds 1A
Vessel Stability: Internal 450t water ballasted stabilizer system
Bow Thrust: Bow thrusters + multi-directional stern thruster
Main Deck Triple Cabins
Main Deck Triple
Deck 3. Two lower berths (one which can be converted to a sofa during the day) and one upper berth. Shared facilities, in cabin washbasin, writing desk/chair, ample storage, and two portholes.
Twin Semi Private Cabins
Twin Semi-Private
Deck 4. Two lower berths (one which can be converted to a sofa during the day), a writing desk/chair, bookshelf and tall wardrobes with internal shelving for storage. Facilities are semi-private (one bathroom between two cabins) and all cabins have a window that can be opened.
Twin Private Cabins
Twin Private
Deck 4 and 5. Two lower berths (one which can be converted to a sofa during the day), a writing desk/chair, bookshelf and ample storage. Facilities are private and all cabins have a window that can be opened.
Superior Cabins
Superior
Deck 6. Two lower berths, a sofa, a writing desk/chair and ample storage. Facilities are private and all cabins have a window that can be opened.
Shackleton Suites
Shackleton Suite
Deck 4 & 5. One double bed, one sofa bed, separate sleeping quarters, up-graded bedding, a writing desk/chair, IPod alarm clock, mini stereo, capsule coffee maker, mini bar. Private facilities. Large window that can be opened.
One Ocean Suite
One Ocean Suite
Deck 5. One double bed, one sofa bed & separate sleeping quarters, up-graded bedding, a writing desk/chair, IPod alarm clock, mini stereo, capsule coffee maker, mini bar. Private facilities with tub. Windows overlooking the bow.
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This was our first trip to South America and we were a little nervous. But Adventure Life made things so easy! All our questions were answered before we left, and our guide, Vidal, was amazing! He gave us enough space to explore without rushing us along. He also knew where the best picture taking opportunities were, which was great.
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