Up Close and In Depth

By Marilyn GreenHolland America Line 2010 Grand World Voyage guests will have a number of Overland Adventures to extend the cruise experience, including an unique eight day train tour from Mumbai to Port Kelang, India. The Palace on Wheels Overland

By: By Marilyn Green

 

Holland America Line 2010 Grand World Voyage guests will have a number of Overland Adventures to extend the cruise experience, including an unique eight-day train tour from Mumbai to Port Kelang, India. The Palace on Wheels Overland Adventure stops in Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Sawai Madhopur, Chittaurgarh, Udaipur, Bharatpur and Delhi, followed by a flight to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The adventure also includes a sunset camel ride through the Great Indian Desert and a four-wheel drive in the Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary, known for its tigers and leopards.

Other Overland Adventures trips in Africa and the Far East include: the Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls Overland Adventure, a five-day tour from Cape Town to Durban; the Cambodia and Angkor Wat Overland Adventure, a three-day tour from Singapore to Sihanoukville, Cambodia; the Terra-Cotta Warriors, Great Wall and Beijing Overland Adventure, a four-day tour from Shanghai to Xingang, China; and the Kyoto and the Shinkansen Bullet Train Overnight Tour, a two-day adventure from Kobe to Yokohama, Japan.

On the other side of the world, guests sailing South America in 2010 can choose the four-day Galapagos Island Cruise Overland Adventure, traveling by motorcoach to Guayaquil, Ecuador, to fly to the easternmost Galapagos Islands. From there they will board the 100-passenger Galapagos Explorer II to visit the islands with their unique life above and below the sea. An experienced naturalist will guide shore expeditions to search for wildlife such as blue-footed boobies, brown pelicans, whimbrels and sanderlings, Darwin’s finches and yellow warblers.

In Argentina the Mendoza, the Land of Wine trip takes wine connoisseurs to Argentine wine country. A flight from Buenos Aires to Mendoza, Argentina, brings guests to this wine region for a city tour and a visit to a vineyard to sample acclaimed local wines before returning to comfort of the ship.

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