Monday 13 January 2014

Zegrahm Expeditions 2015 expedition lineup


Australian-flagged Oceanic Discoverer forms part of the Zegrahm 2015 line-up
Zegrahm Expeditions announced its 2015 expedition lineup, which includes 39 unique adventures. The iteneraries will span all seven continents with 19 overland adventures and 20 small-ship cruises aboard eight vessels – Caledonian Sky, Isabela II, Island Sky, La Estrella Amazonica, Oceanic Discoverer, Sea Adventurer, Sea Spirit, and Variety Voyager.

By small ship, Zegrahm is offering several new itineraries, beginning with Insider’s New Zealand: Milford Sound to Auckland, February 4-20. This voyage showcases the natural history and culture of both the North and South Islands, plus visits off-the-beaten-path Tiritiri Matangi Island and Waiheke Island. From February 7-27, the company’s Philippines expedition will visit destinations within this 6,000-plus-island archipelago. Travelers will cruise up a subterranean river in St. Paul National Park; snorkel or dive in the region’s waters; and search for over 600 species of birds, among other highlights. Then, from March 11-28, Zegrahm will trace nearly 3,000 miles of Coastal Brazil with Buenos Aires & Montevideo. This 18-day journey offers snorkeling at the Abrolhos Marine National Park and the Ilhabela Islands, visiting a small seaside artist community and exploring Buenos Aires and Montevideo.

Zegrahm is offering a number of overland adventures. Veteran expedition leader, Mark Brazil, reveals Wild Southern India’s wildlife from January 1-17. In the company of Zegrahm co-founder, Jack Grove, travelers will have the unique opportunity to explore Cuba on an 11-day adventure from January 15-25. Guests will enjoy the country’s Zapata Wetlands, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve that is home to 171 species of birds. And, on the March 19 to April 3 Oman: Jewel of the Arabian Gulf expedition, travelers can view the landscapes and architecture of the country.

These new expeditions will be complemented by a number of signature voyages from Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands, Ultimate Galápagos, and Circumnavigation of the Black Sea to Snow Monkeys and Cranes of Japan, Classic Botswana, and Iran: Wonders of Persia.

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