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These are in no particular order, price range or other category and there are no rules to qualify. They are travel products or destinations that made me feel like my time had really been well spent.
Galasam Tours - Galapagos Islands cruise on the Antartida
The Galapagos is not a cheap destination to visit. A one week
cruise will set you back at least US$1000. The Galasam Antartida
cruise I recommend cost me about US$1500 in 1994. The staff were
helpful, the guide knowledgable and in my opinion the boat was
just the right size 10 passengers. I think that bigger
boats with lot's of passengers make you miss that feeling of
being in such a special isolated location. But if you want to
take part in a costume ball dressed as an iguana or a sea lion,
then you had better stick to the big boats.
O'Reilley's Rainfoest Guesthouse, SE Queensland.
This is the luxury end of the Eco-lodge market. Fine food and wine at night, early morning rainforest walks, bird watching and relaxing are all on the menu. The lodge also hosts special interest weeks at times through the year.
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Day tours around San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
La Joya de Bolivia (The Jewel of Bolivia)
If you don't mind kipping in a sleeping bag in bunkhouses
for a few nights then have I got a deal for you. Get yourself
down to Uyuni in southern Bolivia and get set for some of the
most spectacular landscapes on the planet. They are so surreal
that at times I felt as though I was on a tour on Mars. If you
are cast in the Catriona Rowntree mould, forget it. The nearest
shopping mall or 5 star hotel is many days travel from this unforgettable
part of the world . US$70 for 4 days including all food and some
drinks. I recommend bringing extra drinking water and a liberal
supply of Singani.