A Voyage From Auckland To Milford Sound
New Zealand's exquisite coast is home to diverse wildlife, splendid landscapes, and a cultural heritage that blends the traditions of the indigenous Maori and the Europeans settlers. Aboard the National Geographic Orion, trace the eastern flanks of the North and South Islands, exploring little-known islands and inlets and breathtaking Fiordlands National Park. Along the way, get to know Maori culture; explore the lively cities of Auckland and Dunedin; go birding and whale watching; and experience incredible Milford Sound.
This is a prize for Early Bird Drawing 2: Winner's choice between a BMW X5, a Vacation to New Zealand (16 days/ 15 nights), or $50,000 cash.
Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Luxor and the Nile
Venture to the land of the pharaohs and discover some of the greatest treasures of the ancient world with a private guide, from the Pyramids of Giza to King Tutankhamun’s legendary tomb. Trace the dramatic feats of Egyptian rulers—and the powerful deities they worshipped - as you wander the soaring temple of Karnak, or gaze upon the colossal statues of Ramses II at Abu Simbel. Couple your archaeological odyssey with a cruise down the Nile, the age-old lifeline of this fabled desert realm.
This is the 2nd prize of the Grand Prize Drawing: Winner's choice between the vacation or $10,000 cash.
Ancient Souks to the Sahara
Discover the magic of Morocco on a journey that takes you from bustling markets to soaring desert dunes. Meet enchanting musicians and storytellers steeped in Amazigh (also known as Berber) heritage, and try your hand at cooking up colourful local dishes. Hike past stunning rock formations, climb windswept sands, and uncover ancient secrets in green oases and grand palaces.
This is the 3rd prize of the Grand Prize Drawing: Winner's choice between the vacation or $5,000 cash.
Machu Picchu to the Amazon
Introduce your family to the wonders of Peru, from the mysteries of the Inca to the amazing creatures of the Amazon. Venture into the colorful swirl of village markets and experience Andean traditions firsthand. Ride a train high into the mountains to explore the “lost” city of Machu Picchu, investigating its ancient ruins. Cap off the trip with a wild Amazon adventure, spying monkeys, sloths, butterflies, and toucans while staying at an eco-lodge nestled in the rainforest.
This is the 4th prize of the Grand Prize Drawing: Winner's choice between the vacation or $5,000 cash.
Kubah and Gunung Mulu National Park, Bidayuh Village
Discover the astounding landscapes and unusual wildlife of Borneo, the world’s third largest island, on a journey through the Malaysian states of Sarawak and Sabah. Experience the otherworldly limestone cliffs of Gunung Mulu National Park, witnessing its famed bat exodus; and encounter rescued orangutans at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Set off on a cruise along the Kinabatangan River in search of elusive pygmy elephants, and learn about the customs and traditions of indigenous Bornean tribes.
This is the 5th prize of the Grand Prize Drawing: Winner's choice between the vacation or $5,000 cash.
Toledo, Madrid, Córdoba, Granada and Seville
Andalucia exudes history and romance, from its grand plazas and iconic architecture to soulful traditions and evocative alleyways. Experience the spirit of southern Spain on a captivating voyage through five alluring cities. Explore Madrid’s famed museums, join a local historian along the cobblestoned streets of El Greco’s Toledo, and take a flamenco lesson in Granada. Along the way, glimpse the region’s Moorish legacy amid a string of spectacular UNESCO World Heritage sites.
This is the 6th prize of the Grand Prize Drawing: Winner's choice between the vacation or $5,000 cash.
Lisbon, Sintra, Évora, Coimbra and Porto
On the western edge of mainland Europe, Portugal packs an alluring punch for curious travellers. Embark on an exploration rich in scenic beauty, fascinating history, and vibrant cultural traditions. Venturing from ancient streets and meandering rivers to an array of UNESCO World Heritage sites, encounter the multilayered legacies of Portuguese royalty and Romantics, the Knights Templar and Franciscan monks—and meet port wine makers, cork farmers, and fado folk singers along the way.
This is the 7th prize of the Grand Prize Drawing: Winner's choice between the vacation or $5,000 cash.
Colombo, Wilpattu National Park, Negombo, and more
Sri Lanka was known by early Arab traders as “Serendib,” a name which gave rise to the English word “serendipity.” Set out on an adventure through this serendipitous Indian Ocean isle, exploring stunning palaces, ancient cities, and intricately decorated Buddhist temples. Take a stroll through fragrant spice gardens and lush tea plantations, tasting world-renowned Ceylon tea right at the source, and look out for elephants and leopards on safari in two celebrated national parks.
This is the 8th prize of the Grand Prize Drawing: Winner's choice between the vacation or $5,000 cash.
Sea Turtle Conservancy, Monteverde Institute, and more
With a quarter of its land covered in national parks and wildlife refuges, Costa Rica is a dream for the nature lover and adventure buff. On this unforgettable journey, discover the country’s diverse and breathtaking landscapes, from the Caribbean coast to the Pacific. Explore the lush waterways of Tortuguero National Park, where thousands of sea turtles come to nest every year; assist in a tree-planting program in the cloud forests of Monteverde; and cap off your journey on Manuel Antonio’s pristine beaches, experiencing the true meaning of “Pura Vida”—the Costa Rican way of life.
This is the 9th prize of the Grand Prize Drawing: Winner's choice between the vacation or $5,000 cash.
Mont-Saint-Michel, Normandy, Rouen, and Honfleur
Connect with the rich history and culture of France, journeying from evocative gardens at Giverny to hallowed battlegrounds in Normandy. Marvel at the medieval cities of Bayeux and Rouen, touch World War II uniforms and other D-Day relics, and discover the gravity-defying monastery of Mont-Saint-Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Cap off your adventure exploring the sights and sounds of Paris.
This is the 10th prize of the Grand Prize Drawing: Winner's choice between the vacation or $5,000 cash.
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