Trip of a Lifetime: Solar Eclipse

27 April 2012

Elevate Destinations Honored by National Geographic

Elevate Destinations is delighted to announce that our "Australian Outback Solar Eclipse" trip has been selected as one of National Geographic Traveler magazine’s 2012 “50 Tours of a Lifetime” and will be featured in the May/June 2012 issue!

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Our Australian eclipse tour runs from November 9-15, 2012 and benefits the Green Corridor Project, a long-term initiative aimed at restoring the health of the Barron River, through revegetation along riverbanks. Guests of Elevate Destinations to this ancient land not only have the once in a lifetime chance to view the solar eclipse on November 14, but they will also roll up their sleeves alongside new-found “mates,” working together on a community conservation project. The rate of $5,500 per person includes transfers, accommodations, some meals, guides, tours, and the eclipse celebration.

Eclipse viewing will be in the highlands above Cairns, adjacent to the World Heritage Rainforest on the northeastern coast of Queensland -- one of the most remarkable bioregions of the world. Guests will see the eclipse near its easternmost point and for its maximum time period, in excess of two minutes. Noted American astronomer, educator, and author, Professor Stephan Martin, will accompany the tour as a guest host.

Learn more about this featured tour here.

Sign up before the end of April and receive a free signed copy of Stephan Martin's book Cosmic Conversations, which explores interdisciplinary perspectives on the universe through interviews with scientists, spiritual leaders, indigenous elders, and cultural creatives. In addition, families and couples that sign up early will enjoy the privilege of a private stargazing experience hosted by Stephan Martin himself.