National Geographic Explorer, Lindblad Expeditions
October 19 - October 31, 2008

 
ITINERARY
·  Colón, Panama
·  Gatun Lake, Panama
·  Canal Zone, Panama
·  Portobelo, Panama
·  Darien, Panama, Embera Village
·  Coiba Marine National Park,
· 
Panama

·  At Sea
·  Coco island Ecological Refuge,
·  Costa Rica

·  At Sea
·  Puerto Lopez, Ecuador (Agua Blanca
· 
Archaeological zone)

·  Puerto Paita, Peru: Catacaos
·  Isla Lobos de la Tierra, Peru
·  Trujillo, Peru: Chan Chan
·  Trujillo, Peru: Huaca de la Luna
·  Trujillo, Peru: Puerto Huanchaco
·  Lima, Peru: Pachacamac
 
 
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 was a wonderful journey that combined both nature and culture in an unusual and unique itinerary. We got to a number of pristine protected natural parks, small islands with lots of birds and wildlife, and we also got to see the classic sites such as Chan Chan, Huaca de la Luna, and Pachacamac. In between we visited several wonderful high altitude valleys in the Andes, where the air is thin and walking was hard for us, considering that we came from sea level. From the mechanics of the great Panama canal, to the native villages of the Embera, to the fishing villages of coastal Ecuador, jungles, deserts, mountains, islands, fur seal, Blue Footed Boobies… and finally to the magnificent cold landscapes of southern Patagonia this was a journey of great contrasts, exceptional highs, and striking contrasts.  
     

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