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RANGIROA

Quest for Paradise

PERMIT NO. 5260


U.S. POSTAGE

SEATTLE, WA
Quest for Paradise

PRSRT STD
Tahiti to E a ster Isl and

PAID
Tahiti to E a ster Isl and

192 Nickerson Street #200 Seattle, WA 98109 USA


DEAR ADVENTURER
fax: (206) 285-5037 • e-mail: info@zeco.com
tel: (800) 628-8747 or (206) 285-4000

For many, Polynesia is the very definition of paradise; evoking classic images of palm-fanned
beaches, azure lagoons, and exotic, flower-bedecked islanders. Our tour of these idyllic islands
begins in bustling Papeete, Tahiti’s colorful capital city. Aboard the 110-passenger Clipper
web: www.zeco.com

Odyssey we then head eastward to explore the exquisite Marquesas with their sky-piercing
volcanoes, lushly-carpeted canyons, chiseled bays, and kaleidoscopic coral walls that reach
deep into the sapphire waters. The low-lying Tuamotu Archipelago, whose remote atolls—
mere rings of coral dotted by tiny islets and enclosing aquamarine lagoons—offer some of
the world’s most dazzling snorkeling and diving, in waters often exceeding 100 feet in clarity.
Throughout our voyage we are welcomed ashore with exuberant friendliness, from the
traditional blowing of the conch shell to the energetic drummers adorned in tapa cloth and
fragrant flower leis.

On tiny Pitcairn Island, we have the opportunity to meet the residents of Adamstown,
most are direct descendents of the Bounty crew. Henderson and Ducie Islands are a virtual
showcase of rare and endemic bird species, from Murphy’s and Phoenix petrels and red-tailed
tropicbirds to the Henderson Island crake and Stephen’s lorikeet.

A fitting grand finale is remote and enigmatic Easter Island—Rapa Nui to the Polynesians.
staffed by a registered physician and a telecommunications system permitting Internet access
cruising. She carries a fleet of Zodiacs, which allows us to land anywhere nature or curiosity
The Clipper Odyssey is a 110-passenger luxury expedition vessel, ideally suited for expedition

dictates, and a glass-bottom boat, giving us a topside-look at the undersea world. All cabins

on the Global Positioning System broadcast in each cabin. Beds can be configured for twin
music system, and sitting area with sofa. Passengers can track the progress of their voyage

shop. An elevator services all passenger cabin decks. The Clipper Odyssey has an infirmary
library and gym, outdoor pool, massage room, Internet café with wireless access, and gift
The Clipper Odyssey maintains a gourmet kitchen, providing American and international

Here, hundreds of giant volcanic stone statues, or moai, face out to sea from a wildly beautiful
or queen-size sleeping arrangements. All cabins have an en suite bathroom with shower.
have an ocean view, safe, minibar, individually controlled heat/air conditioner, in-room

specialties. Facilities on board the Clipper Odyssey include a dining room, lounge, small

landscape; their original purpose, lost through the millennia, is one of the world’s great
archaeological mysteries.
and telephone and fax communication from many locations around the world.

I hope you will join us and our expert team of leaders and lecturers on our Quest for Paradise
as we explore these fascinating, hospitable, naturally diverse, and culturally rich islands of the
ABOARD CLIPPER ODYSSEY

South Pacific.

Warm regards,
Cover photos: Clownfish © Sergey Frolov; little girl © Rodica Woodbury; beach © Giovana Fasanelli

Aboard THE clipper odyssey | October 3 – 20, 2010

Jack Grove & Jonathan Rossouw


Zegrahm Cofounder & Directors

A 2009 winner of the National Geographic Traveler –


50 Tours of a Lifetime
Ship registry: Bahamas.

When choosing tours they selected “small-group, thoughtfully crafted


experiences that are eco- and culturally sensitive, provide uncommon
access, and foster interaction with locals. It’s the perfect antidote for
these tumultuous times, as we reexamine what is important and look
PRESENTED BY ZEGRAHM EXPEDITIONS for trips that are meaningful and restorative.”
RANGIROA

Quest for Paradise

PERMIT NO. 5260


U.S. POSTAGE

SEATTLE, WA
Quest for Paradise

PRSRT STD
Tahiti to E a ster Isl and

PAID
Tahiti to E a ster Isl and

192 Nickerson Street #200 Seattle, WA 98109 USA


DEAR ADVENTURER
fax: (206) 285-5037 • e-mail: info@zeco.com
tel: (800) 628-8747 or (206) 285-4000

For many, Polynesia is the very definition of paradise; evoking classic images of palm-fanned
beaches, azure lagoons, and exotic, flower-bedecked islanders. Our tour of these idyllic islands
begins in bustling Papeete, Tahiti’s colorful capital city. Aboard the 110-passenger Clipper
web: www.zeco.com

Odyssey we then head eastward to explore the exquisite Marquesas with their sky-piercing
volcanoes, lushly-carpeted canyons, chiseled bays, and kaleidoscopic coral walls that reach
deep into the sapphire waters. The low-lying Tuamotu Archipelago, whose remote atolls—
mere rings of coral dotted by tiny islets and enclosing aquamarine lagoons—offer some of
the world’s most dazzling snorkeling and diving, in waters often exceeding 100 feet in clarity.
Throughout our voyage we are welcomed ashore with exuberant friendliness, from the
traditional blowing of the conch shell to the energetic drummers adorned in tapa cloth and
fragrant flower leis.

On tiny Pitcairn Island, we have the opportunity to meet the residents of Adamstown,
most are direct descendents of the Bounty crew. Henderson and Ducie Islands are a virtual
showcase of rare and endemic bird species, from Murphy’s and Phoenix petrels and red-tailed
tropicbirds to the Henderson Island crake and Stephen’s lorikeet.

A fitting grand finale is remote and enigmatic Easter Island—Rapa Nui to the Polynesians.
staffed by a registered physician and a telecommunications system permitting Internet access
cruising. She carries a fleet of Zodiacs, which allows us to land anywhere nature or curiosity
The Clipper Odyssey is a 110-passenger luxury expedition vessel, ideally suited for expedition

dictates, and a glass-bottom boat, giving us a topside-look at the undersea world. All cabins

on the Global Positioning System broadcast in each cabin. Beds can be configured for twin
music system, and sitting area with sofa. Passengers can track the progress of their voyage

shop. An elevator services all passenger cabin decks. The Clipper Odyssey has an infirmary
library and gym, outdoor pool, massage room, Internet café with wireless access, and gift
The Clipper Odyssey maintains a gourmet kitchen, providing American and international

Here, hundreds of giant volcanic stone statues, or moai, face out to sea from a wildly beautiful
or queen-size sleeping arrangements. All cabins have an en suite bathroom with shower.
have an ocean view, safe, minibar, individually controlled heat/air conditioner, in-room

specialties. Facilities on board the Clipper Odyssey include a dining room, lounge, small

landscape; their original purpose, lost through the millennia, is one of the world’s great
archaeological mysteries.
and telephone and fax communication from many locations around the world.

I hope you will join us and our expert team of leaders and lecturers on our Quest for Paradise
as we explore these fascinating, hospitable, naturally diverse, and culturally rich islands of the
ABOARD CLIPPER ODYSSEY

South Pacific.

Warm regards,
Cover photos: Clownfish © Sergey Frolov; little girl © Rodica Woodbury; beach © Giovana Fasanelli

Aboard THE clipper odyssey | October 3 – 20, 2010

Jack Grove & Jonathan Rossouw


Zegrahm Cofounder & Directors

A 2009 winner of the National Geographic Traveler –


50 Tours of a Lifetime
Ship registry: Bahamas.

When choosing tours they selected “small-group, thoughtfully crafted


experiences that are eco- and culturally sensitive, provide uncommon
access, and foster interaction with locals. It’s the perfect antidote for
these tumultuous times, as we reexamine what is important and look
PRESENTED BY ZEGRAHM EXPEDITIONS for trips that are meaningful and restorative.”
MARQUESAS

DECK PLAN & rates


Clipper Odyssey

MARQU ESAS ISLANDS 426 425


424 423
422 421
420
418
Nuku Hiva 416 415 516 515 BRIDGE
INFIRMARY
414 413 514 513
311 412 411 512 511
310 309 410 409 510 509 SUITE
308 307 408 407 508 507 608 607
306 305 406 405 506 505 606 605
304 303 404 403 504 503 604 603
© Natalia Baechtold
Fatu Hiva 302 301 402 401 502 501 602 601

RECEPTION
ELEVATOR ELEVATOR ELEVATOR ELEVATOR

PROMENADE

PROMENADE
SHOP
GYM
DINING MAIN LIDO
LOUNGE 652 653
ROOM LOUNGE
650 651
Rangiroa
Puka Puka LIDO
BAR

LIBRARY
& BAR
SOCIETY ISLA N DS
© Philipe Bacchet
POOL

A-Deck Main Deck Lido Deck Bridge Deck

Puka Rua
Papeete, Tahiti

TUAMOTU ISLAN DS Expedition Stop


CATEGORY 1 CATEGORY 2 CATEGORY 3 CATEGORY 4
© B. David
Main Lounge 5
CATEGORY CATEGORY 6 Cabin SUITE Dining Room

CATEGORY RATE CATEGORY RATE


Henderson Category 1 $12,880 Category 6 $16,380
Category 2 $13,580 Suite $19,180
RED-FOOTED BOOBY
Category 3 $14,280 Single/Cat 2 $21,780
Ducie Category 4 $14,980 Single/Cat 3 $22,880
Pitcairn
Category 5 $15,680
to Santiag
o
PITCAIRN ISLANDS Easter Island Limited singles available at the quoted single rate above. Additional singles may be available at 1.7 times
(Rapa Nui) the share rate (suite not applicable).
INCLUDED: Accommodation in our hotel and on board Clipper Odyssey as outlined in the itinerary; all
onboard meals; all group meals on land; group transfers; services of the expedition staff, including lectures,
briefings, slide/film shows; all group activities and excursions; landing and port fees; all gratuities.
NOT INCLUDED: All air transportation; excess baggage charges; airport arrival and departure taxes;
transfers for independent arrivals and departures; passport and/or visa fees; travel insurance; items of a
MAP NOT TO SCALE
personal nature such as laundry, bar charges, alcoholic beverages, e-mail/Internet/fax/telephone charges;
PAPEETE scuba diving fees and equipment where required.
AIR FARE: A tentative flight schedule is available upon request. Zegrahm Expeditions will contact you
approximately 180 days prior to the departure of this program to finalize your flight plans. As of August
2009, the approximate economy air fare as listed in the itinerary is $1,920 for Los Angeles/Papeete –
Easter Island/Santiago/Los Angeles. Additional fares from other cities will be quoted as needed.
AREA OF DETAIL All rates are per person, quoted in U.S. dollars, and must be paid in U.S. dollars. Rates and itineraries are
subject to change.
Combination Voyage: You will receive a $500 savings, per person, if you combine your expedition with
our Hidden Gems of the South Pacific voyage, immediately preceding this voyage. Please contact our office
to receive a brochure.
© JD Massyn © Rodica Woodbury
© Jack S. Grove
MARQUESAS

DECK PLAN & rates


Clipper Odyssey

MARQU ESAS ISLANDS 426 425


424 423
422 421
420
418
Nuku Hiva 416 415 516 515 BRIDGE
INFIRMARY
414 413 514 513
311 412 411 512 511
310 309 410 409 510 509 SUITE
308 307 408 407 508 507 608 607
306 305 406 405 506 505 606 605
304 303 404 403 504 503 604 603
© Natalia Baechtold
Fatu Hiva 302 301 402 401 502 501 602 601

RECEPTION
ELEVATOR ELEVATOR ELEVATOR ELEVATOR

PROMENADE

PROMENADE
SHOP
GYM
DINING MAIN LIDO
LOUNGE 652 653
ROOM LOUNGE
650 651
Rangiroa
Puka Puka LIDO
BAR

LIBRARY
& BAR
SOCIETY ISLA N DS
© Philipe Bacchet
POOL

A-Deck Main Deck Lido Deck Bridge Deck

Puka Rua
Papeete, Tahiti

TUAMOTU ISLAN DS Expedition Stop


CATEGORY 1 CATEGORY 2 CATEGORY 3 CATEGORY 4
© B. David
Main Lounge 5
CATEGORY CATEGORY 6 Cabin SUITE Dining Room

CATEGORY RATE CATEGORY RATE


Henderson Category 1 $12,880 Category 6 $16,380
Category 2 $13,580 Suite $19,180
RED-FOOTED BOOBY
Category 3 $14,280 Single/Cat 2 $21,780
Ducie Category 4 $14,980 Single/Cat 3 $22,880
Pitcairn
Category 5 $15,680
to Santiag
o
PITCAIRN ISLANDS Easter Island Limited singles available at the quoted single rate above. Additional singles may be available at 1.7 times
(Rapa Nui) the share rate (suite not applicable).
INCLUDED: Accommodation in our hotel and on board Clipper Odyssey as outlined in the itinerary; all
onboard meals; all group meals on land; group transfers; services of the expedition staff, including lectures,
briefings, slide/film shows; all group activities and excursions; landing and port fees; all gratuities.
NOT INCLUDED: All air transportation; excess baggage charges; airport arrival and departure taxes;
transfers for independent arrivals and departures; passport and/or visa fees; travel insurance; items of a
MAP NOT TO SCALE
personal nature such as laundry, bar charges, alcoholic beverages, e-mail/Internet/fax/telephone charges;
PAPEETE scuba diving fees and equipment where required.
AIR FARE: A tentative flight schedule is available upon request. Zegrahm Expeditions will contact you
approximately 180 days prior to the departure of this program to finalize your flight plans. As of August
2009, the approximate economy air fare as listed in the itinerary is $1,920 for Los Angeles/Papeete –
Easter Island/Santiago/Los Angeles. Additional fares from other cities will be quoted as needed.
AREA OF DETAIL All rates are per person, quoted in U.S. dollars, and must be paid in U.S. dollars. Rates and itineraries are
subject to change.
Combination Voyage: You will receive a $500 savings, per person, if you combine your expedition with
our Hidden Gems of the South Pacific voyage, immediately preceding this voyage. Please contact our office
to receive a brochure.
© JD Massyn © Rodica Woodbury
© Jack S. Grove
Quest For Paradise
October 3 – 20, 2010 | 18 Days | Aboard the Clipper Odyssey

Sunday, October 3, 2010 Tuesday, October 12


USA / Papeete, Tahiti Sailing the South Pacific Ocean
Monday, October 4 Wednesday, October 13
Papeete / Embark Clipper Odyssey Pitcairn, Pitcairn Islands
Tuesday, October 5 Thursday, October 14
Rangiroa, Tuamotu Islands Henderson
Wednesday, October 6 Friday, October 15
Sailing the Pacific Ocean Ducie
Thursday, October 7 Saturday & Sunday, October 16 & 17
Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands At Sea
Friday, October 8 Monday, October 18
Fatu Hiva Easter Island
Saturday, October 9 Tuesday, October 19
Puka Puka, Tuamotu Islands Easter Island / Disembark the
Sunday, October 10 Clipper Odyssey / Santiago, Chile
Puka Rua Wednesday, October 20
Monday, October 11 Santiago / USA
Expedition Stop

EASTER ISLAND FACTS, FIGURES & MYSTERIES


• The 63-square-mile island is considered the • 250 ahu , massive stone platforms, were
most remote inhabited island in the world. constructed around the entire perimeter of
the island at nearly half-mile intervals.
• It is widely accepted that the original
inhabitants were Polynesians, arriving as • 288 moai once stood on these ahu, facing
early as A.D. 318. the sea, and on other parts of the island. Nearly
400 were carved but never made it out of the
• 887 moai, stone statues, have been located
“production center” at the Rano Raraku quarry.
throughout the island. Though there are many
theories, the exact purpose of the statues • The average moai was 14 feet high and
remains a mystery. weighed an average of nearly 14 tons.

• They were carved from tough volcanic stone • Original eyes on the moai were crafted from
and used as early as A.D. 700; most were coral, but only one survives and is on display
carved between 1000 – 1650. in the anthropological museum.

EASTER ISLAND
FATU HIVA

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY


Sunday, October 3, 2010 largest atoll chain. Of all the islands in the
USA / Papeete, Tahiti South Pacific, few have the physical “low
Depart on your independent flight to profile” of the Tuamotus. These venerable
Papeete. Check into our hotel in the late coral constructions rise just high enough
evening for our overnight. above the water to be called land and if it
weren’t for their waving coconut palms,
Monday, October 4 they might be entirely invisible from any
Papeete / Embark Clipper Odyssey distance. If joined together, the 76 islands
Today we have a morning at leisure before would form only 154 square miles of actual
enjoying a tour of Papeete, the capital of land mass. Nine thousand people, known
French Polynesia’s largest island. Among its as Paumotu, inhabit just 46 islands.
most illustrious temporary residents were
Herman Melville, who was imprisoned here; We spend the afternoon on Rangiroa, whose
Robert Louis Stevenson; and Paul Gauguin, name translates into “far sky.” More than
whose love for the island is reflected in a 240 motu—low-lying islands that top off
sublime legacy of artwork depicting the at an elevation of three feet—make up the
people and daily life of Polynesia. We pass by ring of coral through which flow at least
orchards of papaya and gardenia nurseries as 100 channels. The lagoon, a dazzling color
we drive along the stunning coast. During palette of blues and greens, is hailed as one
our visit to the renowned Gauguin Museum of the world’s greatest dive destinations.
we learn about the life of the artist in the This is our first opportunity to get in the
islands and view his paintings. Late in the water and whether snorkeling, diving, or by
afternoon we embark the Clipper Odyssey. glass-bottom boat, unparalleled underwater
vistas are a rich reward. Birders watch for the
Tuesday, October 5 blue lorikeet, red-footed boobies, and great
Rangiroa, Tuamotu Islands frigatebirds, while beach walkers relax and
Though remote and sparsely populated, meet the friendly locals of Tiputa village who
the far-flung Tuamotus comprise the world’s demonstrate energetic Tuamotuan dances.

PAPEETE

© Gary Moogk © Michele Westmorland © Kirklandphotos.com


RANGIROA
CEREMONIAL DANCERS

© Kirklandphotos.com © Ralph Prince

Wednesday, October 6 Marquesas swiftlet. Divers and snorkelers


Sailing the Pacific Ocean enjoy coral-encrusted rock walls and a
Our lecture series begins and we enjoy a day staggering variety of fish.
of relaxation as the Clipper Odyssey cruises Friday, October 8
toward the legendary Marquesas Islands. Fatu Hiva
Thursday, October 7 Zodiacs whisk us ashore where we are greeted
Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands by dancers and drummers adorned in leis
Considered one of the most beautiful island and tapa cloth. During shore walks, we may
groups in the South Pacific, the Marquesas see petroglyphs or tiki figures—representing
lie farther from a continental coast than deified ancestors—flanked by banyan trees,
any other islands in the world—3,400 miles fragrant plumeria, blooming orchids, and
from the west coast of South America, and silvery waterfalls. Birders hope to spot the
far removed from the traditional marine critically endangered Fatu Hiva monarch, and
highways used by the 16th- and 17th-century the colorful, endemic white-capped fruit dove.
European explorers. Unlike other Polynesian Saturday, October 9
islands, the Marquesas have no surrounding Puka Puka, Tuamotu Islands
reefs or placid lagoons. Its wide deep bays Delightful music and dancing welcome us to
are the havens for vessels such as ours. this idyllic island—the first land sighted in
Nuku Hiva’s breathtaking vertical peaks the Pacific by Europeans. We visit the small
reach into the clouds, while carpets of lush village whose residents raise taro, bananas,
and coconut palms for copra (dried coconut.)
tropical vegetation drape cliffs and canyons
Birders search for Pacific golden plover while
that descend to sea-sculpted bays. Open-air
snorkelers and divers watch for unicornfish.
craft markets display local handicrafts such
as baskets, woven purses, shell jewelry, rock Sunday, October 10
tools, and wooden carvings. Watch for wild Puka Rua
horses on the upland plateaus as we search Coconut palms and breadfruit trees cover
for the endemic Nuku Hiva pigeon and the beautiful islets that surround Puka Rua’s

NUKU HIVA PIGEONS MANTA RAY

© Peter Harrison

© Lionel Pozzoli
© Peter Harrison © Michele Westmorland

lagoon. Garland-bedecked dancers greet us in The anchor of the Bounty rests beside the
the tiny village whose 150 hospitable inhab- courthouse and the ship’s Bible resides in
itants earn a living selling copra. We witness the church. After our island visit, the warm
the process of coconut drying, enjoy a local and inviting waters are perfect for a swim,
crafts market, or stroll along the lagoon shores snorkel, or dive.
watching crested terns circling overhead.
Thursday, October 14
Monday, October 11 Henderson
Expedition Stop Sheer limestone cliffs surround this elevated
Today, conditions permitting, we explore one coralline island, a World Heritage Site, pock-
of the many uninhabited Tuamotu Islands marked by caves and blowholes. Henderson’s
and enjoy swimming, snorkeling, or diving. astounding natural selection is undisturbed
by introduced species. Ten endemic flowering
Tuesday, October 12 plants and four endemic species of land birds,
Sailing the South Pacific Ocean including the Henderson Island crake and
Enjoy the trade breezes and sapphire expanses Stephen’s lorikeet, are found here. We snorkel
of the South Pacific as we head for the Pitcairn or dive in the marine life-rich waters.
Islands. Our lecture series continues, enhanc-
Friday, October 15
ing our understanding of the amazing cultural
Ducie
and natural richness of this tropical world.
This small, uninhabited, and rarely visited
Wednesday, October 13 atoll is rimmed in white sand beaches that
Pitcairn, Pitcairn Islands in turn surround a crystalline lagoon. As
Remote, enchanting, and tiny at six miles we walk along the shores, we witness a vast
around, volcano-crowned Pitcairn was the variety of seabirds—tens of thousands nest
fabled hideout of the HMS Bounty mutineers here, including Murphy’s and Phoenix petrels,
in 1790. We step ashore and visit with the 50 masked boobies, frigatebirds, and red-tailed
hospitable inhabitants of Adamstown who are tropicbirds. Underwater forays bring us
the direct descendants of Fletcher Christian, face-to-face with legions of rainbow-hued
the eight mutineers, and the Polynesians. fish in the warm, clear waters.

ANGELFISH TUAMOTUS

© Rodica Woodbury
EASTER ISLAND

© Tony Berg

Saturday & Sunday, October 16 & 17 Huki and Ahu Nau Nau. Here five standing
At Sea statues sport huge red topknots, pukao,
Enjoy our ongoing lecture series and the carved from the naturally red volcanic scoria
Clipper Odyssey’s many amenities as we cruise quarried nearby.
toward Easter Island, a World Heritage Site
The Rano Kau volcano sits at the south-
and one of the most remote and mysterious
western tip of Easter Island and we drive
places on earth.
up to the giant caldera, its sprawling floor
Monday, October 18 dotted with lakes. The edge of the crater
Easter Island drops more than 1,000 feet into the sea
Our full-day tour begins with a visit to the below and the 360-degree views are breath-
ceremonial center of Ahu Vinapu where taking. The ceremonial village of Orongo,
the monolithic stonework is reminiscent dedicated to the fascinating “birdman” cult
of the Inca civilization in Peru, contributing was built on the rim of this crater and we
to the theory of contact between the islanders explore the old houses and rock walls carved
and South America. We continue to Tahai with hundreds of petroglyphs.
where we have our first look at the intriguing
Tuesday, October 19
stone heads, moai, built on massive stone
Easter Island / Disembark the
platforms known as ahu. At the spectacular
Clipper Odyssey / Santiago, Chile
Rano Raraku volcanic tuff quarries we view
After breakfast we disembark the Clipper
nearly 400 monolithic statues in various
Odyssey and enjoy a short tour before
states of completion. The site was abandoned
heading to the airport for your afternoon
in the mid-17th century. At Ahu Tongariki
flight to Santiago; connecting with flights
we visit the largest ceremonial site in
to the USA.
Polynesia—a five-year archaeological restora-
tion project was completed in 1996. Anakena Wednesday, October 20
Beach, hailed as the loveliest cove on the Santiago / USA
island, is the setting for our barbecue lunch Arrive in the USA in the morning and connect
followed by a visit to the sites of Ahu Ature with your flights homeward.

PITCAIRN

© Natalia Baechtold © Rodica Woodbury


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completed and signed Reservation Form, will reserve a place for or currency fluctuations. Therefore, as fuel-cost increases may
you on this Zegrahm Holdings LLC, d/b/a Zegrahm Expeditions occur and currencies do fluctuate around the world, it may
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9. Itinerary Changes & Trip Delay: Itineraries are based on
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jeopardize either the individual involved or the group. There will
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Water certified scuba divers who complete provided forms;
due dates strictly enforced. Must have completed two open water Certain ship owners require use of preprinted ticket forms that
dives within the 12 months prior to trip departure. limit the ship owner’s and operator’s liability. When such tickets
are used, you are generally bound by the terms of these tickets
7. Luggage Restrictions: Luggage size and weight limitations with respect to your legal relationship to the owner and operators
for both checked and carry-on luggage, imposed by the airlines of the ship, their agent (ZE), and the ship’s crew.
or as an operational requirement due to type of aircraft, will
apply for flights to/from/within this program. Specifications will On advancement of deposit to ZE, the depositor acknowledges
be provided with pre-departure materials. that he/she has read and understands the above recited terms
and conditions, and agrees to be bound by them.
8. Fuel Cost Increases and Currency Fluctuation:
In order to keep rates as low as possible, we do not build into the California Seller of Travel Program Registration # 2031043-40

WHAT TO EXPECT
For most activities a moderate level of exertion is required. During this expedition you will have
opportunities to snorkel and/or dive over some of the world’s most colorful reefs, as well as hike
along remote beaches and amidst lush island forests. You will need to climb into and out of
Zodiacs and tenders for diving and snorkeling activities and excursions ashore (there will be staff
and crew members on hand to assist.) Ashore, you must be able to walk moderate distances over
beaches and sometimes rough terrain.
As on all Zegrahm voyages, you will travel in the company of experienced leaders and a renowned
lecture team of naturalists and historians who add insight to both the cultural and natural wonders
we encounter along the way. Average daily temperatures will range from the low to upper 80s°F
throughout our itinerary, with nighttime temperatures in the low to mid-70s. We will mail a complete
list of recommended clothing and a suggested reading list to you approximately five months prior to
departure. Participants will most enjoy the remarkable opportunities this expedition offers if they
travel with a spirit of adventure.
© Rodica Woodbury

EXPEDITION LEADERS
Our team of expert leaders and lecturers serves to bring a comprehensive educational component
to your adventure through lectures, guided excursions, and daily recaps.

John Yersin (Expedition Leader) – John’s love of travel and life on the sea evolved during his
33 years as an industrial microbiologist in Britain, Europe, the Middle East, and Far East. After
graduating from Exeter University in England, John conducted marine, freshwater, and terrestrial
surveys; the tools of his trade—diving, hovercraft piloting, and powerboat driving—became
foundations for his present work in the travel industry as a lecturer, Zodiac driver, and expedition
leader. Since 1998 he has been working on small cruise ships from the Arctic to the Antarctic.

Jack Grove – A marine biologist, professional naturalist, and cofounder of Zegrahm Expeditions,
Jack is a leading authority on the fishes and marine environments of the eastern tropical Pacific.
In 1997 Stanford University Press published his comprehensive volume, The Fishes of the Galápagos
Islands, and he received his Ph.D. from Pacific Western University. An avid scuba diver, certified
dive master, and Fellow of The Explorers Club, Jack has led numerous expeditions to the remote
corners of the world.

Jonathan Rossouw – Jonathan is a medical doctor by profession; however, his lifelong interest
in wildlife has resulted in extensive travels throughout the world. He is the author of the acclaimed
Where to Watch Birds in Uganda and birding site guides to Southern Africa and Madagascar. He is
equally enthusiastic about mammals and coral reef fishes as he is with his specialties, birds and
reptiles. Jonathan is a director of Zegrahm & Eco Expeditions; he leads travelers on expeditions
to all seven continents and scouts new destinations for Eco-Expeditions.

Edmundo Edwards – Edmundo is extremely knowledgeable about the peoples, customs, living
patterns, and legends of the South Pacific, and is considered one of the major experts on Easter Island
and Eastern Polynesian history and culture. Until recently, he was chief archeologist in charge of the
archeological survey of French Polynesia under the auspices of the Human Sciences Research Center
and the Department of Archaeology of French Polynesia. Edmundo now resides on Easter Island
and, besides lecturing to various groups, he is dedicated to writing up his recent archeological work
in the Marquesas, Society, and Tuamotu group of islands.

Giovanna Fasanelli – As a young girl growing up in South Africa, Giovanna spent holidays
wading through the tidal pools off the eastern coast. Watching the cult classic movie, The Big Blue,
clinched her love of all things marine and after moving to Australia, pursued a B.S. in Marine Biology.
As a dive master she has traveled extensively with experience in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New
Guinea, Tonga, Vanuatu, Fiji, and Palau, and has been involved in numerous documentary projects
on the Great Barrier Reef, including satellite tagging of tiger sharks and green turtles in the Coral Sea.

Rick Price – Rick began his career as a marine biologist in 1978, working for the British Antarctic
Survey. In 1988, he was awarded the Polar Medal by Her Majesty the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
Life as a marine biologist sparked an interest in underwater photography that evolved into a career as
a freelance wildlife cameraman. Since the early 1990s, Rick has filmed for the BBC Natural History
Unit and The Discovery Channel—both on land and underwater—and he has worked on David
Attenborough’s documentary series, Life of Birds and Life in the Freezer.

Peter Zika – Peter is a field biologist from Seattle, involved in investigating and describing new
species of plants from western North America. His interests in ecology have led him across the tropics
and into polar regions for the last 20 years. In addition to teaching wetland plant identification, he
serves as a ship’s naturalist on all oceans and continents. Peter has published more than 90 scientific
notes, articles, and books, as well as occasional photographs, cards, and reviews in the popular press.
© Natalia Baechtold

RESERVATION FORM
Quest for Paradise Tahiti to Easter Island
October 3 – 20, 2010

Name #1 (as it appears on passport)

(preferred name)

Name #2 (as it appears on passport)

(preferred name)

Address

City State ZIP Country

Phone (Home) (Office)

E-mail Fax
CABIN CATEGORY: o 1 o2 o3 o4 o5 o6 o Suite
Accommodations: o Twin o Share (roommate to be assigned) o Single
I am/We are: o Nonsmokers o Smokers
Scuba Diving: Limited to 16 Advanced Open Water (AOW) or equivalent certified scuba divers.
You must complete two open water dives within the 12 months prior to the trip’s departure.
I am/will be an AOW certified scuba diver and I intend to dive on this program.
(Name)

I am/will be an AOW certified scuba diver and I intend to dive on this program.
(Name)
Deposit Information:
o Enclosed is a deposit check for $ (25% per person of the program fare)
o Charge 25% deposit per person to: o VISA o MasterCard o American Express

Card Number Expires

Authorized Cardholder Signature Date


Note: Credit cards accepted for deposit only.

I/We have read and understand the enclosed Terms & Conditions for this program, and agree
to abide by them.
Signature Date

Signature Date
Please complete and return this Reservation Form with your deposit of 25% per person of the program fare to:

ze gr a hm e x pe di t ions
192 Nickerson Street #200 Seattle, WA 98109 USA • tel: (206) 285-4000 or (800) 628-8747
fax: (206) 285-5037 • e-mail: info@zeco.com • web site: www.zeco.com
Reservation requests may also be made online at www.zeco.com.
POLY1002
MARQUESAS

DECK PLAN & rates


Clipper Odyssey

MARQU ESAS ISLANDS 426 425


424 423
422 421
420
418
Nuku Hiva 416 415 516 515 BRIDGE
INFIRMARY
414 413 514 513
311 412 411 512 511
310 309 410 409 510 509 SUITE
308 307 408 407 508 507 608 607
306 305 406 405 506 505 606 605
304 303 404 403 504 503 604 603
© Natalia Baechtold
Fatu Hiva 302 301 402 401 502 501 602 601

RECEPTION
ELEVATOR ELEVATOR ELEVATOR ELEVATOR

PROMENADE

PROMENADE
SHOP
GYM
DINING MAIN LIDO
LOUNGE 652 653
ROOM LOUNGE
650 651
Rangiroa
Puka Puka LIDO
BAR

LIBRARY
& BAR
SOCIETY ISLA N DS
© Philipe Bacchet
POOL

A-Deck Main Deck Lido Deck Bridge Deck

Puka Rua
Papeete, Tahiti

TUAMOTU ISLAN DS Expedition Stop


CATEGORY 1 CATEGORY 2 CATEGORY 3 CATEGORY 4
© B. David
Main Lounge 5
CATEGORY CATEGORY 6 Cabin SUITE Dining Room

CATEGORY RATE CATEGORY RATE


Henderson Category 1 $12,880 Category 6 $16,380
Category 2 $13,580 Suite $19,180
RED-FOOTED BOOBY
Category 3 $14,280 Single/Cat 2 $21,780
Ducie Category 4 $14,980 Single/Cat 3 $22,880
Pitcairn
Category 5 $15,680
to Santiag
o
PITCAIRN ISLANDS Easter Island Limited singles available at the quoted single rate above. Additional singles may be available at 1.7 times
(Rapa Nui) the share rate (suite not applicable).
INCLUDED: Accommodation in our hotel and on board Clipper Odyssey as outlined in the itinerary; all
onboard meals; all group meals on land; group transfers; services of the expedition staff, including lectures,
briefings, slide/film shows; all group activities and excursions; landing and port fees; all gratuities.
NOT INCLUDED: All air transportation; excess baggage charges; airport arrival and departure taxes;
transfers for independent arrivals and departures; passport and/or visa fees; travel insurance; items of a
MAP NOT TO SCALE
personal nature such as laundry, bar charges, alcoholic beverages, e-mail/Internet/fax/telephone charges;
PAPEETE scuba diving fees and equipment where required.
AIR FARE: A tentative flight schedule is available upon request. Zegrahm Expeditions will contact you
approximately 180 days prior to the departure of this program to finalize your flight plans. As of August
2009, the approximate economy air fare as listed in the itinerary is $1,920 for Los Angeles/Papeete –
Easter Island/Santiago/Los Angeles. Additional fares from other cities will be quoted as needed.
AREA OF DETAIL All rates are per person, quoted in U.S. dollars, and must be paid in U.S. dollars. Rates and itineraries are
subject to change.
Combination Voyage: You will receive a $500 savings, per person, if you combine your expedition with
our Hidden Gems of the South Pacific voyage, immediately preceding this voyage. Please contact our office
to receive a brochure.
© JD Massyn © Rodica Woodbury
© Jack S. Grove
RANGIROA

Quest for Paradise

PERMIT NO. 5260


U.S. POSTAGE

SEATTLE, WA
Quest for Paradise

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Tahiti to E a ster Isl and

PAID
Tahiti to E a ster Isl and

192 Nickerson Street #200 Seattle, WA 98109 USA


DEAR ADVENTURER
fax: (206) 285-5037 • e-mail: info@zeco.com
tel: (800) 628-8747 or (206) 285-4000

For many, Polynesia is the very definition of paradise; evoking classic images of palm-fanned
beaches, azure lagoons, and exotic, flower-bedecked islanders. Our tour of these idyllic islands
begins in bustling Papeete, Tahiti’s colorful capital city. Aboard the 110-passenger Clipper
web: www.zeco.com

Odyssey we then head eastward to explore the exquisite Marquesas with their sky-piercing
volcanoes, lushly-carpeted canyons, chiseled bays, and kaleidoscopic coral walls that reach
deep into the sapphire waters. The low-lying Tuamotu Archipelago, whose remote atolls—
mere rings of coral dotted by tiny islets and enclosing aquamarine lagoons—offer some of
the world’s most dazzling snorkeling and diving, in waters often exceeding 100 feet in clarity.
Throughout our voyage we are welcomed ashore with exuberant friendliness, from the
traditional blowing of the conch shell to the energetic drummers adorned in tapa cloth and
fragrant flower leis.

On tiny Pitcairn Island, we have the opportunity to meet the residents of Adamstown,
most are direct descendents of the Bounty crew. Henderson and Ducie Islands are a virtual
showcase of rare and endemic bird species, from Murphy’s and Phoenix petrels and red-tailed
tropicbirds to the Henderson Island crake and Stephen’s lorikeet.

A fitting grand finale is remote and enigmatic Easter Island—Rapa Nui to the Polynesians.
staffed by a registered physician and a telecommunications system permitting Internet access
cruising. She carries a fleet of Zodiacs, which allows us to land anywhere nature or curiosity
The Clipper Odyssey is a 110-passenger luxury expedition vessel, ideally suited for expedition

dictates, and a glass-bottom boat, giving us a topside-look at the undersea world. All cabins

on the Global Positioning System broadcast in each cabin. Beds can be configured for twin
music system, and sitting area with sofa. Passengers can track the progress of their voyage

shop. An elevator services all passenger cabin decks. The Clipper Odyssey has an infirmary
library and gym, outdoor pool, massage room, Internet café with wireless access, and gift
The Clipper Odyssey maintains a gourmet kitchen, providing American and international

Here, hundreds of giant volcanic stone statues, or moai, face out to sea from a wildly beautiful
or queen-size sleeping arrangements. All cabins have an en suite bathroom with shower.
have an ocean view, safe, minibar, individually controlled heat/air conditioner, in-room

specialties. Facilities on board the Clipper Odyssey include a dining room, lounge, small

landscape; their original purpose, lost through the millennia, is one of the world’s great
archaeological mysteries.
and telephone and fax communication from many locations around the world.

I hope you will join us and our expert team of leaders and lecturers on our Quest for Paradise
as we explore these fascinating, hospitable, naturally diverse, and culturally rich islands of the
ABOARD CLIPPER ODYSSEY

South Pacific.

Warm regards,
Cover photos: Clownfish © Sergey Frolov; little girl © Rodica Woodbury; beach © Giovana Fasanelli

Aboard THE clipper odyssey | October 3 – 20, 2010

Jack Grove & Jonathan Rossouw


Zegrahm Cofounder & Directors

A 2009 winner of the National Geographic Traveler –


50 Tours of a Lifetime
Ship registry: Bahamas.

When choosing tours they selected “small-group, thoughtfully crafted


experiences that are eco- and culturally sensitive, provide uncommon
access, and foster interaction with locals. It’s the perfect antidote for
these tumultuous times, as we reexamine what is important and look
PRESENTED BY ZEGRAHM EXPEDITIONS for trips that are meaningful and restorative.”