Apr 24, 2014

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

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.

Lying 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 on Saturday 26 April and Saturday 3 May  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.