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Scenic Tours takes Getaway star Shane Crawford to explore the Amazon and the Galápagos Islands

April 28, 2014 Tour Operator No Comments Email Email

Scenic Tours has continued their sponsorship of Getaway, Australia’s longest-running and most popular lifestyle and travel program.

Shane Crawford piranha fishing in the AmazonThis year Scenic Tours has taken Getaway with special host, AFL legend Shane Crawford to the Amazon and the Galápagos Islands and is excited to announce that the Nine Network will be screening two full half hour episodes of these special South American journeys on Saturday 26 April and Saturday 3 May respectively.

On a four night journey on board the 5-star luxury charter cruise, the Aria Amazon, Shane travels through the World Heritage listed wilderness of the Amazon jungle. This majestic journey takes him to the remote Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve in Peru, where Shane visits residents of local villages, successfully indulges in a spot of piranha fishing and gets up close and personal with the wealth of native birds and wildlife on board motorised skiffs. Whilst on board this luxury vessel, Shane enjoys the Amazonian inspired menu that uses locally grown ingredients including traditional Peruvian ceviche and the potent Pisco punch.

Shane Crawford with Galapgos giant tortoiseLying off the coast of Ecuador, the Galápagos Islands are one of the natural world’s last frontiers. Shane experiences these intriguing islands on board the luxury expedition yacht La Pinta and discovers the unique ecosystem that is home to a vast array of endemic species. Watch him snorkel in the waters of this famous biological marine reserve and see his special encounter with the endangered Gálapagos giant tortoise.

Tune in over the next two weeks to enjoy the incredible sights, experiences and excitement of these magnificent journeys. Getaway: Channel 9 and WIN, 5:30pm; and NBN, 5:00pm (AEST) and repeated on GEM on Sunday – check your local guide for more information.

Scenic Tours is running a competition for viewers, with a prize worth over $13,000 – a six day all-inclusive Scenic Tours 5-star Amazon cruise. Kicking off in the Peruvian capital of Lima the lucky winner will spend four nights on board the luxurious MV Aqua visiting Amazonian villages and enjoying the abundant wildlife of the area. Also included is return economy airfares from Australia, excursions, activities and many meals.

Watch a preview for the Amazon episode here: http://youtu.be/WPCf5IgBZ_g 

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