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National Geographic Traveler Rates BikeHike Adventures’ Viva Venezuela 2010 Tour of a Lifetime

BikeHike Adventures’ Viva Venezuela tour has been selected as one of National Geographic Traveler’s Top 50 Tours of a Lifetime for 2010

Vancouver BC — Each year, the Editorial Team at National Geographic Traveler magazine scours the globe “for the most authentic, most innovative, most immersive, best-guided, and most sustainable tours” says Senior Editor Norie Quintos. BikeHike Adventures’ 9-day Viva Venezuela tour has been selected by the team as one of the Top 50 Tours of a Lifetime for 2010. The complete Top 50 list can be found in the May / June 2010 issue of National Geographic Traveler magazine on newsstands now, or online at http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/tours/.

“The outfitters we selected have responded to travelers looking for more meaning and context,” notes Quintos. “And beyond guiding you to the destination, they’ve also found novel ways to give back.” BikeHike Adventures’ Viva Venezuela trip combines a multitude of sport activities with unforgettable cultural experiences in rural Venezuelan communities far removed from the beaten path. The company is dedicated to preserving these communities using sustainable tourism practices as outlined in the BikeHike Commitment to Sustainability which can be found online at http://www.bikehike.com/sustainable_tourism.html.

Venezuela – Viva Venezuela (9 days)
Activities: Mountain Biking, Hiking, Rafting and Horseback Riding
Cost: $2,199 USD land only;
Accommodation: Shared twin; no single supplement fee for solo travelers
2010 Trip Departure Dates: May 15 – May 23, Jun 19 – Jun 27, Jul 17 – Jul 25, Aug 28 – Sep 5, Sep 25 – Oct 3, Nov 13 – Nov 21, Dec 11 – Dec 19

Trip Highlights:
Mountain biking across the dramatic backdrop of the Andean Mountains
Wildlife viewing at Los Llanos Wildlife Reserve – scarlett ibis, giant capybaras and crocodiles
Hiking to the San Jose de Mucuños Ruins along a network of back-country roads
Blasting through class III rapids on the Acequia River
Detailed Itinerary: http://www.bikehike.com/venezuela/venezuela_trip01.html

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