TOURS, ETC. : TANZANIA TOUR TRAVELS BY PLANE, FOOT, JEEP.
Alaska Wilderness Journeys offers a 15-day tour to Tanzania, departing Feb. 8 and traveling by plane, by four-wheel-drive vehicle and by foot. The trip begins in Arusha and includes stops at Lake Duluti, the Ngorongoro Crater and Mount Kilimanjaro, staying in tent camps and lodges. Groups are limited to eight people. Cost starts at $2,950 per person; air fare to Tanzania is not included. Information: (800) 349-0064.
For paddlers: Mountain Travel Sobek sponsors a 17-day sea kayaking adventure to the Andaman/Nicobar Islands in the Indian Ocean, departing Nov. 18. The trip begins in Calcutta and ends in Madras. Cost starts at $3,300 per person; air fare to India is not included. Information: (800) 227-2384.
Travel and study: Participants can work in hospitals and community centers, tutor immigrants in English, sort and pack supplies for the Israel Defense Forces, plant gardens, paint murals or do carpentry as part of Hadassah's one- and two-month Israel volunteer study/travel programs. Afternoons are devoted to conversational Hebrew lessons and sightseeing. Trips are scheduled Dec. 2-31 and Jan. 5-March 3. Cost for the shorter trip is $2,999, double occupancy; the longer trip costs $4,149 per person, double occupancy. Information: (212) 303-8286.
Whodunit?: Radisson Seven Seas Cruises and Murder Mystery Inc. feature a four-night murder mystery party aboard the SSC Radisson Diamond, departing Nov. 20 from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Between calls in St. Thomas, St. Barts and St. Maarten, guests can try to solve ``The Monte Carlo Murders.'' Costs start at $997 per person, double occupancy; air fare to San Juan is not included. Information: (800) 333-3333.
Leaf peeping: Maupintour offers a seven-day motorcoach tour through Virginia and West Virginia to see the fall foliage in the Allegheny, Appalachian and Blue Ridge mountains. Included is a cruise aboard the sternwheeler P.A. Denny on the Kanawha River and a visit to the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine. Cost is $1,175 per person, double occupancy; air fare to Charleston, where the tour begins, is not included. Departures are Sept. 9 through Oct. 14. Information: (800) 255-4266.
Ocean express: Uncommon Journeys and Cunard plan a January trip that combines passage from California to Florida aboard a classic private Pullman train, a three-day visit to Orlando, and a three-day Panama Canal cruise aboard the Queen Elizabeth 2. The train departs from Los Angeles on Dec. 31; the cruise includes stops in Cozumel, Cartagena, Colombia and Acapulco before arriving in California. Cost is $2,695 per person, double occupancy. Information: (800) 323-5893.
Exotic trip: Travelers wanting to explore the tropical rain forests, coral reefs and wildlife of Costa Rica and Panama can participate in Special Expeditions' journeys departing Dec. 30, Jan. 6 and 9, March 3, 6, 14, 17, 24 and 27. Cost ranges from $2,750 to $4,800 per person, double occupancy; adding Costa Rica to the Panama trip adds another $1,300. Information: (800)762-0003.
Greek cruise: Costa Cruises offers a 12-night cruise of the eastern Mediterranean aboard the CostaClassica. The cruise departs Venice on Oct. 28 and visits Bari, Katakolon, Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes and Kithera before returning to Venice. Costs start at $2,979 per person, double occupancy, and include roundtrip air fare from New York City. For information, call a travel agent.
Brrrr: Quark Expeditions offers 10-, 12- and 19-day voyages between November and February, sailing roundtrip from Tierra del Fuego to the Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetlands, Falkland Islands and South Georgia aboard the 36-passenger Professor Khromov, the 84-passenger Akademik Vavilov or the 94-passenger Alla Tarasova. Costs range from $3,350 to $9,590 and include hotels, shore excursions, and an expedition log; air fare is not included. Information: (800) 356-5699.
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|Publication:||Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)|
|Date:||Sep 1, 1996|
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