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Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua

Guided Horse Trekking from Rotorua

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Explore the New Zealand countryside on horseback on this 1-hour horse trekking tour from Rotorua. Climb onto your horse and head into the foothills of Mt Ngongotaha with a guide. Follow winding trails over working farmland and through native bush, and admire beautiful views over Lake Rotorua. Stop along the way to capture the views on camera, then descend back through the green paddocks to base. This horse trek is suitable for beginners and experienced riders alike, with horses and ponies to match all riding abilities.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.64
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$47.64

Mt Tarawera Volcanic Guided Hike Experience

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Mt Tarawera Volcanic Guided Hike Experience

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Experience the majesty of Mt Tarawera and gain insight into New Zealand’s rich geology on this 4-hour hike from Rotorua. Travel by off-road 4x4 vehicle into the North Island wilderness with a guide. Follow winding hiking trails from the base of Mt Tarawera up to the crater’s edge, and learn all about the mighty volcano’s 1886 eruption. From your vantage point near the crater, admire panoramic views over the geothermal valley of Waimangu. This exciting hiking tour is suited to adventurers of all ages.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$98.71
$125.02
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$125.02
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Ziplining Forest Experience - The Ultimate Canopy Tour Rotorua

Ziplining Forest Experience - The Ultimate Canopy Tour Rotorua

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Experience the vibrant New Zealand bush on this unique, thrilling zipline adventure. Get right up into the otherwise-inaccessible canopy of the Bay of Plenty forest, where native birds like tui, robins and plump kereru make their homes, and zip through the native trees to the forest floor. This small-group adventure is a great way to experience New Zealand’s native forests without working up a sweat or waiting in line forever.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$142.21
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$142.21

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Volcanic Valley Self Guided Walking and Hiking at Waimangu

Volcanic Valley Self Guided Walking and Hiking at Waimangu

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Explore the geothermal landscape of Rotorua at your own pace on this self-guided Waimangu hiking tour. Follow winding hiking trails through Waimangu — the world’s youngest geothermal system — and marvel at the scenery you find. Admire unique geothermal features including Frying Pan Lake, Inferno Crater Lake and Lake Rotomahana, and enjoy breathtaking views over hot springs and steam vents throughout the forest and grasslands. Along the way, gain insight into the geothermal activity from your guide sheet and watch for the native plant and animal life for which Waimangu is famous. Enjoy a much needed rest and take advantage of the shuttle bus to return you to the start at the end of your hike.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.01
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$30.01

Hike New Zealand's finest forest - Whirinaki forest

Hike New Zealand's finest forest - Whirinaki forest

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Explore one of New Zealand’s finest forest trails on this 7-hour hiking tour in the Whirinaki Forest from Rotorua. Travel from your accommodation in Rotorua into the Whirinaki Forest, widely considered among the world’s greatest rainforests. Follow your guide along hiking trails beneath the leafy canopy and marvel at mighty native trees such as ‘kahikatea’, ‘matai’, ‘miro’, ‘rimu’ and ‘totara’. Along the way, discover rich flora and fauna for which the forest is famous, and hear birdsong from the many different species of birds flying among the branches above.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$249.40
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$249.40

Te Puia Day Pass - Geysers, Mud Pools, Kiwi, Culture, History & more

Te Puia Day Pass - Geysers, Mud Pools, Kiwi, Culture, History & more

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Gain entry to the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute at Te Puia on a guided tour of this geothermal hot spot. Take a walking path up to steaming vents, boiling mud pools and erupting Pohutu Geyser at Te Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley; observe the emblematic kiwi bird; and discover Maori traditions at the cultural center. Upgrade to include a cultural performance of Maori song and dance, including the warlike ‘haka.’ Showtimes are available several times a day during admittance.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.16
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Rotorua full-day tour, Wai O Tapu, Waimangu, Buried Village, Whakarewarewa

Rotorua full-day tour, Wai O Tapu, Waimangu, Buried Village, Whakarewarewa

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Tour Wai-O-Tapu with a naturalist guide and discover the bubbling mud pools and hot springs of Rotorua’s most popular geothermal park. This full-day tour with a small group delivers you to the shores of several volcanic lakes and includes a bush walk to a waterfall and the Lake Tarawera lookout. Learn about Maori history, volcanology and New Zealand’s native flora and fauna along the way. Numbers are limited to a maximum 12 people to ensure an intimate experience.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$225.11
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Rotorua Small Group Morning Tour Waimangu and Wai O Tapu

Rotorua Small Group Morning Tour Waimangu and Wai O Tapu

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See the awe-inspiring Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland on a half-day tour, led by a knowledgeable guide. Follow a well-marked path alongside bubbling hot springs and volcanic craters at Rotorua’s most comprehensive geothermal site. Hear a morning presentation about the Lady Knox Geyser and observe the daily eruption before a short drive through the Waimangu Volcanic Valley. Numbers are limited to 12 people, providing a more personalized experience with a small group.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.91
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Ziplining Forest Adventure - The Original Canopy Tour Rotorua

Ziplining Forest Adventure - The Original Canopy Tour Rotorua

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This Rotorua zipline tour takes you soaring through a centuries-old forest canopy as you switch between the six zipline cables suspended 72 feet (22 meters) above the ground. Get a bird’s-eye view as two expert guides suit you up with safety equipment and teach you about the forest environment. Bonus: you can later download photos taken of you during your treetops adventure. Round-trip hotel transport is included on this small-group tour, limited to 10 people.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$106.48
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Tarawera and Rotorua Lakes Eco Tour by Boat with Guide

Tarawera and Rotorua Lakes Eco Tour by Boat with Guide

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Explore the Rotorua lakes district and learn about its history on a 2-hour tour duck boat cruise from Rotorua. Travel on land and by water in the amphibious World War II vehicle, visiting four lakes including Lake Tarawera, located at the foot of Mt Tarawera. Hear about the devastating 1886 eruption of Mt Tarawera and other aspects of local history on this family-friendly tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$67.89
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$67.89
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Rotorua Day Tour Te Puia - Geysers - Maori Performance - Redwoods & Kiwi Bird

Rotorua Day Tour Te Puia - Geysers - Maori Performance - Redwoods & Kiwi Bird

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Deluxe small group tour from Rotorua with your personal driver guide for the day! Discover and experience, Rotorua's most popular & unique visitor attraction Te Puia with highlights stops along the way. Walk through a landscape, where steam rises all around you, the water boils and geysers erupt high into the air. The mud pools bubble and jump and the earth is heated from geothermal activity under foot. Be in awe as you catch a rare sighting of the Kiwi bird in its nocturnal enclosure. This is the homeland of the Maori people! Listen and learn the history and stories on a fully guided tour, then take your seat to experience and expressive, meaningful cultural show with songs and dance including the world famous Haka. Explore Rotorua's top highlights including The Redwood Forest, Lake Rotorua, the Government Garden, Blue Baths, Rachels spring, Klamath rose gardens, the Museum and Kairua park. A perfect tour for everyone, which offers so much to see and do in just one day.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$204.29
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Half-Day Small-Group Lake Tour in Rotorua

Half-Day Small-Group Lake Tour in Rotorua

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Rotorua’s volcanic history has created a landscape of lakes. See some of the most spectacular ones on this half day tour, traveling in a small group with a knowledgeable guide. Exercise your legs with a bushwalk, watch springs bubble, and learn about the natural processes which have shaped this land of fire and water.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.79
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Rotorua Duck Boat Guided City and Lakes Tour

Rotorua Duck Boat Guided City and Lakes Tour

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Discover Rotorua on a 1.5-hour duck tour. This sightseeing adventure takes you aboard a World War II amphibious vehicle — able to travel on land and water. Start with a city tour past Government Gardens, the Blue Baths and more before splashing down into Lake Tikitapu (Blue Lake) and Lake Okareka. Enjoy family fun along the way with a provided duck caller, and listen to live commentary about Rotorua’s history and local landmarks.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.60
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$53.60

The Hell's Gate Experience

The Hell's Gate Experience

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Spend a few hours experiencing the wonders of Rotorua’s most unique geothermal reserve at Hell’s Gate. Take part in the guided or self-guided interactive geothermal walk, before trying your hand at Maori carving in the interactive carving house. Then indulge in our geothermal mud and sulphur waters, experiencing the healing properties local Maori have been using for centuries. It’s a Rotorua experience you’ll never forget. Complimentary guided tours depart daily, please see Hell's Gate website for latest departure times.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.75
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$70.75

Taupo Day Trip with Waiotapu or Orakei Korako from Rotorua

Taupo Day Trip with Waiotapu or Orakei Korako from Rotorua

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Discover New Zealand’s geothermal hotspots on a day trip from Rotorua to Lake Taupo, stopping to explore one of two remarkable destinations. Select Orakei Korako to see terraced pools of steaming water, or opt for Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland’s otherworldly colors. Limited to 11 people for more personal service, this day trip includes pickup and drop-off at centrally-located hotels, as well as entrance fees at the geothermal site.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$179.13
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$179.13
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One Day Birding Adventure

One Day Birding Adventure

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Go deep into Whirinaki Forest on a bird-watching tour that explores birding sites around the Bay of Plenty. Using the provided binoculars and a spotting scope will maximize your odds of spotting some of New Zealand’s rare birds in their natural habitat, and with help from a conservationist guide, you'll have the chance to identify everything from miromiro to yellow-crowned karkariri.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$249.40
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$249.40
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Mt. Tarawera Volcano Scenic Floatplane Tour from Rotorua

Mt. Tarawera Volcano Scenic Floatplane Tour from Rotorua

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Soar above the otherworldly volcanic landscapes of Mt. Tarawera on seaplane flight from Rotorua. The expert pilot-guide navigates over the Steaming Cliffs and the Waimangu Volcanic Valley, then returns via the Blue and Green Lakes and the bubbling geysers of Whakarewarewa Thermal Reserve. Experience the thrill of a water take-off and landing on Rotorua Lake, with a convenient hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$202.00
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$202.00
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Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance

Rotorua Maori Hangi Dinner and Performance

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While in Rotorua, see a cultural performance and take part in a traditional Maori ‘hangi’ feast at Tamaki Maori Village. A local guide escorts you by coach to the ‘marae’ (Maori village) for an immersive evening that begins with a welcome ceremony by New Zealand's indigenous people. Learn about local customs and watch a powerful display of song and dance before a hangi dinner.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$96.47
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Hobbiton: Te Puia: Redwood Forest, Rotorua Highlights, Small Group Day Tour

Hobbiton: Te Puia: Redwood Forest, Rotorua Highlights, Small Group Day Tour

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Discover Rotorua’s geothermal sites and Maori traditions on a full-day tour to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland and Te Puia, where you’ll see geysers, mud pools, kiwi birds, and Maori crafts. Combining the two destinations adds a fascinating cultural twist to exploring Rotorua's simmering volcanic landscape, and free time at lunch means you’ll have the flexibility to bring a picnic or choose a restaurant that suits you.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$270.61
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$270.61
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Hell's Gate Geothermal Walk

Hell's Gate Geothermal Walk

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Enter a world of bubbling mud and powerful geysers with admission to Hells Gate, a geothermal park in Rotorua. Once you’re in the Hells Gate park, you can follow a self-guided walkway through New Zealand’s most active geothermal field, pausing to explore interactive exhibits along the way. After the geothermal walk, take time to visit Hells Gate's native forest on a bush walk, listening for the sound of tropical birdcalls as you pass silver ferns and thick foliage.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$27.87
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$27.87

Mt Tarawera Helicopter Tour with Volcano Landing

Mt Tarawera Helicopter Tour with Volcano Landing

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Hover above Mt Tarawera on a helicopter tour with a landing that includes a short, guided exploration of the volcanic terrain on foot. View the geothermal landscape of crater lakes and domes from the air, then get up close to the volcanic scenery as you learn about its geologic history from your guide. Soar above the Northern Lakes district as you take off from Rotorua.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$354.45
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Kayak Glowworm Tour

Kayak Glowworm Tour

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Adventurous travelers will love this glowworm-spotting tour with a difference. As the sun gets lower in the sky, paddle in a kayak on Lake Karapiro and along the Pokaiwhenua Stream. You’ll see beautiful native plants and bird life, and rock formations that have been naturally carved over centuries. Once the light disappears, you’ll see thousands of glowworms lighting your way. This tour is a fun way to experience some of New Zealand’s best natural attractions.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.89
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$77.89

4WD Bush Safari at Off Road NZ

4WD Bush Safari at Off Road NZ

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Get out of your comfort zone on this challenging Bush Safari from Rotorua. This self-drive experience by 4-passenger 4WD vehicle takes you over steep climbs and descents, with guided instruction via two-way radio as you navigate waterfalls, lunges and tunnels. Upgrade to include a 4x4 Monster Thrill Ride or Raceline Karting, or do all three. Safety briefing and equipment are provided.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$78.61
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$78.61
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Maori Hangi and Cultural Performance with 4WD Buggy Adventure in Rotorua

Maori Hangi and Cultural Performance with 4WD Buggy Adventure in Rotorua

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This action-packed Rotorua tour will give you access to incredible outdoor beauty, teach you about Maori culture, and allow you to taste a delicious Hangi feast too. By going on a guided 4WD tour—you’ll be able to visit remote places you wouldn’t discover alone and spot native wildlife. Conveniently, all entrance tickets are included, and you’ll enjoy Maori performances at Maori Village. When you’ve worked up an appetite, you’ll be treated to a delicious Hangi feast served from a buffet.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.60
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