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Old November 15th, 2000, 07:17 AM
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Can anyone give me information about shore excursions on Isla margarita.
We will be on the Dawn Princess. and will have my 82 year old inlaws with
us. Does princess offer Coach (bus) tours we need as soft a trip as possible.
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Hi Bob,
We did a stop there while on Ocean Princess and yes there were tour busses there for excersions. Here is the list of shore excersions we were offered earlier this year:

Historic Margarita & Porlamar
Tacuantar Villaage & Tropical Gardens
Eco-Cruise to La Restinga Lagoon
Manacao Beach four-wheel-drive Safari
Margarita Sea Fiesta

Also remember that you have to tender there, so allow for the time in that. We ended up just hanging out at the beach area there right at the pier, was really nice, very shallow water. Enjoy your cruise on Dawn Princess :-)

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Hi Bob,

Just sailed on the Dawn to Isla Margarita. It was a wonderful surprise, as the island is rich in history and culture. When we were there (2 weeks ago) the Dawn docked at the pier in El Guamache (a good distance from Porlamar). We walked right off the ship to awaiting buses for our "Historic Margarita & Porlamar Excursion", which is very well done. It is a half day bus tour with little walking involved, you will visit the beautiful pink church of the Virgin of the Valley and walk through the home of Santiago Marino in El Valle. The next stop is the capital of La Asuncion where you can stroll the main square. The most walking will involve only a few steps up the Fort of Santa Rosa which offers wonderful views of the valley and surrounding mountains. There will be a brief shopping and bathroom stop - beware of the Coco Loco - a fresh coconut and rum drink which must be an acquired taste!! We had no idea of what to expect from this port and it turned out to be one of our favorites.
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Old November 16th, 2000, 06:52 AM
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Thanks to both of you, Donna and Ms. Diva
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Bob,

I was on the same cruise as Donna last March, and I honestly don't remember tenders there either -- but we did land on the opposite side of the island from most of the attractions. Anyway there are several choices of bus tours (most of which involve a relatively limited amount of walking to go into buildings, etc.).

Do have a great time!

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Old November 20th, 2000, 11:02 PM
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We were on the Ocean in Feb.at Isla Margarita and went on a beach tour which was lovely.It was not in cruise info. but announced on ship.
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