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Essence of the Country Tours

Handpicked tours from local travel experts

A Bit of Everything

Every nation hosts a diverse mosaic of cultural and natural wonders waiting for you to explore them. Discover the taste of a country by venturing further to the unique and colorful destinations that reflect an essential part of its identity. From snowy peaks to sweltering deserts, or from beach resorts to bustling metropolis, unearth the secrets and history of a nation traveling north to south, east to west. Discover the natural wealth of Argentina from the gargantuan Iguazu falls in the north, to the stunning Perito Moreno glacier in the south. Cross Egypt as you follow the Nile from hectic Cairo and the imposing monuments of Giza to the impressive Abu Simbel temples. Or loop around Thailand making stops at the lush jungles in the north, the idyllic tropical beaches of the south, and the temple heaven of Bangkok and its surroundings. Get the big picture and unveil the soul of a country.

Standard
from
$1905
14
days
sri lanka

Sri Lanka North to South

Embark on this epic adventure all around Sri Lanka, take in the heritage sites of the center of the island, relax on the blissful beaches of the south, and discover the cultural melting pot of the northern region. 

itinerary: Colombo - Negombo - Mannar - Jaffna - Mihintale - Sigiriya - Minneriya - Polonnaruwa - Dambana - Ella - Yala - Mirissa - Colombo
Comfort
from
$1572
9
days
costa rica

Discover Costa Rica

Taste the best of Costa Rica visiting the largest turtle nesting site in the Americas, the awe-inspiring Arenal Volcano, and the wealth of nature and wildlife in the paradise reserve of Manuel Antonio. 

itinerary: San Jose - Tortuguero - Arenal Volcano - Manuel Antonio - San Jose
Standard
from
$1285
10
days
peru

Best of South Peru

Admire the Andean landscapes in all its splendor: get dazzled by the legendary Machu Picchu, wander the cobbled streets of Cusco, visit the indigenous communities in the Titicaca Lake, and contemplate condors soar above the mountains in Colca Canyon.  

itinerary: Lima - Arequipa - Colca Canyon - Puno - Lake Titicaca - Cusco - Machu Picchu - Cusco - Lima
Luxury
from
$4781
12
days
ecuador

Best of Ecuador

Let the beauty of Ecuador seduce you. Explore its colonial cities and indigenous markets, hike the volcanic lakes of the Andes Range, and sail to the Galapagos Islands on a luxury cruise. 

itinerary: Quito - Otavalo - Cotopaxi - Baños - Galapagos Islands - Quito
Standard
from
$1472
10
days
namibia

Highlights of Namibia

Add the iconic deserts of Sossusvlei to the best route of Northern Namibia. This adventure takes the rich wildlife safaris of Etosha National Park, the Himba roots of Damaraland and the stunning marine views of Swakopmund before closing with the scenic landscapes of the Namib Desert. 

itinerary: Windhoek - Etosha - Grootberg - Twyfelfontein - Swakopmund - Sossusvlei - Windhoek
Comfort
from
$6004
12
days
argentina, uruguay

Vineyards of Uruguay

This trip takes you from Buenos Aires to the must-sees of Uruguay as you feast on sublime food and sample the country's finest wines. Explore Colonia, Rocha, Montevideo, Garzón and finish in Punta del Este. 

itinerary: Buenos Aires - Colonia - Carmelo - Montevideo - Rocha - Cabo Polonio - Punta Del Este - Garzón - Montevideo
Comfort
from
$2579
14
days
vietnam

Classic Vietnam

Sample the treasures of Vietnam visiting breathtaking karst sceneries, misty peaks covered with rice terraces, charming ancient towns and bustling metropolis.

itinerary: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Lao Cai - Sapa - Hoi An - Saigon - Mekong Delta - Saigon
Standard
from
$1061
7
days
namibia

North Namibia Discovery

Tour the top destinations of Northern Namibia. Get up close to Africa's iconic wildlife on a safari in Etosha National Park, immerse in the tribal cultures and arid landscapes of Damaraland then kick back in the quiet coasts of Swakopmund.

itinerary: Windhoek - Etosha - Grootberg - Twyfelfontein - Swakopmund - Windhoek
Luxury
from
$840
6
days
nepal

Cultural and Wildlife Safari

This 6 days luxury Nepal trip is designed with wildlife safari tour in Chitwan National Park, sunrise view tour in Nagarkot and heritage sites tour in Kathmandu. Start with jungle activities in Chitwan National Park such as elephant back safari, bird watching, jeep safari and canoe ride. Followed by visiting Nagarkot via a sightseeing tour at medieval city Bhaktapur. Early morning sunrise view over Eastern Himalayas of Nepal is the most fascination and mesmerising view in Nagarkot. Finally sightseeing tour at three UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu: Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Hindu temple and Patan Durbar Square.

itinerary: Kathmandu - Chitwan - Nagarkot - Kathmandu
Standard
from
$1390
10
days
vietnam

Essential Vietnam

Cross Vietnam north to south and cover the destinations you just cannot miss: colorful and busy metropolis, charming old towns, glorious imperial monuments, and breathtaking natural wonders.

itinerary: Saigon - Mekong Delta - Hue - Hoi An - Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Saigon
Luxury
from
$2111
9
days
mongolia

Dunes of the Gobi Desert

Let us take you straight to the heart of Mongolia as you visit the historical capital of Karakorum, the striking sand dunes of the Gobi Desert, the epic scenery of Eagle Valley, and stay at authentic ger camps. 

itinerary: Ulaanbaatar - Khustai - Karakorum - Ongi - Bayanzag - Khongor - Eagle Valley - Ulaanbaatar
Comfort
from
$1751
10
days
sri lanka

Soul of South Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka in a nutshell. Explore the cultural hub of Kandy, make village visits in Dambana, take scenic train rides over tea plantations, relax at idyllic beaches, and discover its rich wildlife at national parks like Udawalawe, Horton Plains and Sinharaja. 

itinerary: Colombo - Kandy - Dambana - Nuwara Eliya - Horton Plains - Ella - Udawalawe - Sinharaja - Unawatuna - Colombo
Comfort
from
$1049
9
days
nepal

Highlights of Nepal

This 9 days highlights tour package comprising the four must visit places of Nepal: the cultural and heritage sites visit in Kathmandu, Himalayan adventure gateways and paradise city Pokhara, wildlife safari in Chitwan National Park and the short hike to Nagarkot and Sarangkot, view point for the sunrise and sunset view over Himalayas.

itinerary: Kathmandu - Pokhara - Chitwan - Nagarkot - Kathmandu
Comfort
from
$3197
12
days
colombia

Colonial Treasures of Colombia

Discover the romantic side of Colombia exploring the colonial towns of Villa de Leyva and Barichara, make a visit to García Márquez birthplace, the lively Cartagena, and close with some days of sun and sand in Rosario Islands. 

itinerary: Bogotá - Zipaquirá - Villa de Leyva - San Gil - Barichara - Guane - Chicamocha Canyon - Rosario Islands - Cartagena
Comfort
from
$1818
11
days
sri lanka

Best of Sri Lanka

Travel to ancient cities, temples, beautiful landscapes, mountains, waterfalls, safari and beaches makes this tour the very best of Sri Lanka. From ancient cities Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Sigiriya, Kandy to mountain city Nuwara Eliya as well as Horton Plains National Park, Yala National Park and Bentota beach.

itinerary: Colombo - Anuradhapura - Mihintale - Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa - Dambulla - Kandy - Nuwara Eliya - Horton Plains - Yala - Bentota - Colombo
Comfort
from
$3737
15
days
ethiopia

Omo Valley Tribes & North Ethiopia

This memorable journey combines the rich heritage of northern Ethiopia, with the untouched culture of the southern tribes. Explore monasteries, churches, castles, villages and indigenous markets. 

itinerary: Addis Ababa - Bahir Dar - Blue Nile Falls - Gondar - Simien Mountains - Axum - Lalibela - Arba Minch - Jinka - Turmi - Konso - Addis Ababa
Standard
from
$432
5
days
moldova

Discover Moldova

Travel to Moldova to discover its cultures, winery and beautiful landscapes. From Milestii Mici Winery to 40,000 years old natural amphitheatre in Orheiul vechi.

itinerary: Chisinau - Cricova - Orheiul Vechi - Capriana - Raciula - Chisinau
Comfort
from
$3908
11
days
peru

Essential Peru

Welcome to Peru's ultimate landscape adventure. Admire the mythical Machu Picchu, soak in the indigenous essence of Cusco, contemplate the snowy peaks over Lake Titicaca, and lose tour breath with the imposing flight of condors in the Colca Valley. 

itinerary: Lima - Arequipa - Colca Canyon - Puno - Lake Titicaca - Cusco - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Lima
Comfort
from
$6644
22
days
vietnam

Vietnam In Depth

This is a comprehensive tour of the country’s best highlights. From the fast-paced yet graceful city of Hanoi to the historical landmarks of Saigon and Cu Chi. Drift on emerald waters amongst the picturesque peaks of Halong Bay and enjoy the old world ambiance of delightful Hoi An and Hue. In this journey you will also meet the enigmatic locals and hill tribe with their warm smiles and welcoming nature. In 22 days you will definitely appreciate the country’s unique culture and stunning scenery as it unfolds before your eyes.

itinerary: Hanoi - Lao Cai - Sa Pa - Ha Long - Dong Hoi - Hue - Hoi An - Nha Trang - Da Lat - Vinh Long - Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh
Comfort
from
$1690
12
days
argentina

Classic North Argentina

Fall in love with the birthplace of Tango visiting Buenos Aires, the impressive Iguazu Falls, the geological wonders of Salta, and sample the finest Malbec wines in Mendoza.

itinerary: Buenos Aires - Mendoza - Salta - Cafayate - Humahuaca - Purmamarca - Iguazu - Buenos Aires
Comfort
from
$1799
10
days
laos

Laos North to South

Stand in awe at the golden temples of Luang Prabang and Vientane, make a visit to the enigmatic Plain of Jars, sail the Mekong along the 4,000 Islands region, and take a dip at the superb waterfalls of the Bolaven Plateau. 

itinerary: Luang Prabang - Plain of Jars - Vientiane - Si Phan Don - Pakse
Luxury
from
$3477
16
days
mongolia

Great Conquerors of Mongolia

The ideal all-around tour in Mongolia: explore the Gobi Desert on a Bactrian camel, ride Mongolian horses on vast scenic plains, stay in nomadic ger tents, and visit its wealth mountains and glaciers. 

itinerary: Ulaanbaatar - Amarbayasgalant - Uran Togoo Volcano - Khuvsgul Lake - Murun - Khorgo - Tsenkher - Karakorum - Ongi - Bayanzag - Khongor - Eagle Valley - Ulaanbaatar
Comfort
from
$1196
8
days
argentina

North Argentina at Glance

Visit the three must-see destination in northern Argentina. Experience the vibrant Buenos Aires, soak in Mendoza, the country's wine capital, and let the impressive Iguazu Falls blow your mind. 

itinerary: Buenos Aires - Mendoza - Iguazú - Buenos Aires
Comfort
from
$2734
12
days
namibia

Essence of Namibia

The tour begins traveling across the strip of beautiful desert landscapes that cover Hardap region with a visit to the magical Namib Desert and its famous dunes of Sossusvlei, following North through the Naukluft and ever-changing desert landscapes to reach the town of Swakopmund. Here you can visit the beautiful Walvis Bay with its bay full of flamingos before moving northward parallel to the Skeleton Coast to visit Cape Cross, home to one of the largest colonies of seals in southern Africa.

You will then step into Damaraland, the land of Bushmen who have left their mark throughout centuries with petroglyphs on rocks and visit a Himba village in the South of Etosha National Park. Having exciting moments of safari through the park, we will continue until Bushmaland where you can spend a day with members of the tribe. Then enter the Khaudum National Park, one of the most remote and least explored area of the country. Back to Windhoek, spend the last night in Otjiwa Lodge, an excellent private wildlife reserve which is famous for its rhino population and the rare Sable antelope.

itinerary: Windhoek - Namib Desert - Swakopmund - Twyfelfontein - Etosha - Bushmaland - Otjiwarongo - Windhoek
Comfort
from
$4317
13
days
vietnam

Vietnam Discovery

This 13-day tour will let you experience the totality of Vietnam: the land, the people, the culture, and the history. Start with the colonial charm of Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi. Travel to the mystical Ha Long Bay and meet the warm and generous hill tribes of Hoa Binh. Visit the ancient capital Hue and bask on the islands dotted turquoise waters of Nha Trang. Navigate the numerous leafy island waterways of Mekong River and explore the bright lights and urban bustle of Saigon. Embark on this journey to discover the dynamic and diverse backgrounds of this beautiful country and immerse yourself in its rich culture and elegant landscapes.

itinerary: Hanoi - Hoa Lu - Ha Long - Hoa Binh - Hue - Hoi An - Nha Trang - My Tho - Ho Chi Minh
Luxury
from
$2182
12
days
thailand

Thai Massage and Detox

Soothe your body with heavenly Thai massages, detox treatments, scrubs and exfoliation therapies as you explore Bangkok, Chiang Mai and the beaches of Krabi.

itinerary: Bangkok - Chiang Mai - Krabi
Comfort
from
$4650
15
days
iran

Persian Deserts

Tour the mosques of Isfahan, the gardens of Shiraz and the mazeways of Yazd, adding the mud citadels and sand castles of Kerman.

itinerary: Tehran - Shiraz - Kerman - Zeinoddin - Yazd - Isfahan - Abyaneh - Kashan - Persepolis
Standard
from
$1804
9
days
laos

Laos Treasures & Meditation

Get in touch with Lao culture and traditions in a unique way. Explore the Khmer ruins of Champasak, enjoy the idyllic landscapes of Si Phan Don, and admire the stunning temples of Savannakhet, Luang Prabang and Vientiane. 

itinerary: Pakse - Bolaven Plateau - Champasak - Si Phan Don - Savannakhet - Vientiane - Luang Prabang
Luxury
from
$1603
8
days
moldova

Vineyards and Monasteries

Discover in depth the two most precious treasures of Moldova: monasteries and wine estates. Sample the best wines at the underground cellars of four wineries and visit countless charming towns around Chisinau. 

itinerary: Chisinau - Bender - Tiraspol - Orhei - Curchi - Soroca - Pocrovca - Milestii Mici - Capriana - Clisova Noua - Northern Villages - Purcari - Chisinau
Luxury
from
$3402
14
days
mexico

Mayan Heartlands

Visit the colonial city of San Cristobal, explore the mayan ruins of Palenque, Yaxchilán, Chichén Itzá and Uxmal, then relax at the beaches of the Mayan Riviera. 

itinerary: Mexico City - Sumidero Canyon - San Cristóbal de las Casas - El Chiflon Falls - Montebello Lakes - Agua Azul Falls - Palenque - Yaxchilán - Campeche - Uxmal - Mérida - Chichén Itzá - Playa del Carmen - Tulum - Cancún
Comfort
from
$3870
14
days
namibia

All Around Namibia

The undisputed highlights of Namibia with the best selection of comfort lodges. Discover the top destinations in the north and south of the country including wildlife reserves, magnificent desert landscapes, photogenic colonial towns and remote tribal cultures. 

itinerary: Windhoek - Kalahari - Keetmanshoop - Fish River Canyon - Luderitz - Kolmanskop - Sesriem - Sossusvlei - Mount Etjo - Etosha - Hobatere - Twyfelfontein - Swakopmund - Windhoek
Comfort
from
$2358
16
days
costa rica

Caribbean to Pacific

Discover the most spectacular beaches and national parks of Costa Rica. Cross hanging bridges, get up close and personal with an active volcano, and spot monkeys, colorful reptiles and majestic birds. 

itinerary: San Jose - Tortuguero - Puerto Viejo - Sarapiqui - Arenal Volcano - Monteverde - Manuel Antonio - San Jose
Comfort
from
$1312
13
days
india

South India Highlights

The most iconic temple towns of Tamil Nadu plus a taste of Kerala. Explore the massive temples in Madurai, Trichy, Thanjavur, Chidambaram and Mahabalipuram. Then crown your adventure enjoying the nature and culture of Kerala's hotspots. 

itinerary: Mahabalipuram - Kanchipuram - Chidambaram - Thanjavur - Tirchy - Chettinad - Madurai - Periyar - Kumarakom - Cochin
Comfort
from
$1365
7
days
bolivia

Uyuni Salt Flats & Lake Titicaca

Discover two of the top sights of Bolivia in just one week. Explore the surreal landscape of Salar de Uyuni on a 4x4, then navigate the quaint waters of Lake Titicaca walking among ancient inca villages and ruins. 

itinerary: La Paz - Copacabana - Isla Del Sol - Laguna Hedionda - San Pedro de Quemez - Uyuni Salt Flats - Colchani - La Paz
Comfort
from
$3491
15
days
peru

Inca Highlights & the Amazon

Enjoy the majestic and mystical culture of Peru with this complete packaged tour, from the top of the Peruvian Andes to the lush greens of the Amazon River. Feast your eyes at the incredible sights of the geoglyphs as you take flight in the most breathtaking landscape of Nazca.

itinerary: Lima - Cusco - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Puno - Titicaca - Paracas - Nazca - Iquitos - Lima
Standard
from
$852
12
days
india

Discover Rajasthan

From the stunning Taj Mahal to the breathtaking sunsets of the Thar desert, experience the magic of North India Rajasthan region. Mighty forts, camels, desert dunes, colorful saris, turbans and moustaches - come and discover the quintessential Indian romance. 

itinerary: Delhi - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Ranakpur - Udaipur
Luxury
from
$1165
11
days
egypt

Luxury Nile Cruise and Red Sea Resort

Discover the land of Pharaohs and its mystery on this 11 days tour of Egypt. From the amazing sights of the Great Pyramids in Giza, Rameses temples carved in a small hill of Abu Simbel, cruise along the Nile river through Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu and Luxor to witness the ancient Egyptian legend and end your tour relaxing on the beach of Hurghada in Red Sea.

itinerary: Cairo - Aswan - Abu Simbel - Kom Ombo - Edfu - Luxor - Red Sea - Hurghada
Comfort
from
$2312
17
days
vietnam

Vietnam Family Vacations

Immerse in Vietnamese culture with all your family. Explore its world-class beaches, vibrant cities, and pleasant villages, as you visit traditional workshops and attend performing arts displays.

itinerary: Hanoi - Ha Long - Hue - Hoi An - Nha Trang - Mekong Delta - Saigon
Standard
from
$445
5
days
moldova

Nature, Culture and Winery

Relaxing hiking tour to discover the cultures of Moldova with their traditional food and wine. Enjoy hiking around Hirjauca, Orheiul Vechi and Tipova.

itinerary: Chisinau - Hirjauca - Raciula - Orheiul Vechi - Tipova - Chisinau
Comfort
from
$1028
7
days
cambodia

Cambodia Express

Discover the vibrant capital of Cambodia as you take a look at the country's infamous past, explore its quaint countryside looking for temples hidden in the jungle, and finish at the massive city of Angkor. 

itinerary: Phnom Penh - Krong Kampong Cham - Kampong Thom - Siem Reap
Comfort
from
$1127
8
days
cambodia

Cambodia in One Week

Devise spectacular Khmer temples covered in thick jungle in Angkor, learn of the fatal past of Phnom Penh, and unwind at the beach enclave of Sihanoukville. 

itinerary: Siem Reap - Phnom Penh - Sihanoukville - Phnom Penh
Comfort
from
$2982
14
days
bolivia

Complete Bolivia

Don't miss any of Bolivia's highlights, from the indigenous cultures of Lake Titicaca and the surreal landscapes of Uyuni, to the colonial charm and traditions of La Paz and the mining town of Potosi. 

itinerary: La Paz - Tiwanaku - Lake Titicaca - Uyuni - San Cristóbal - Laguna Colorada - Sol de Mañana Geysers - Laguna Verde - Árbol de Piedra - Laguna Hedionda - San Pedro de Quemes - Uyuni Salt Flats - Potosi - Sucre - La Paz
Comfort
from
$3071
20
days
indonesia

Best of Bali, Java & Lombok

Take in the most breathtaking destinations in Java, Bali and Lombok. Explore its massive temples, witness sunrise from a stunning volcano, then soothe your body and mind at the blissful beaches of Bali. 

itinerary: Jakarta - Bandung - Jogjakarta - Borobudur - Surabaya - Mount Bromo - Ijen Crater - Lovina - Candidasa - Gili Trawangan - Senggigi - Kuta - Legian - Uluwatu
Comfort
from
$1677
10
days
sri lanka

Sri Lanka Island Experience

Experience the beautiful landscapes, beaches, waterfalls, wildlife along with ancient cities and temples of Sri Lanka. See the Rock Fortress of Sigiriya, enjoy the beautiful Landscape of Horton Plains, experience a safari adventure in Yala National National Park and soak in the sand of Bentota beach.

itinerary: Colombo - Dambulla - Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa - Kandy - Kitulgala - Nuwara Eliya - Horton Plains - Ella - Yala - Galle - Bentota - Colombo
Comfort
from
$1776
8
days
ethiopia

Highlights of North Ethiopia

Discover the inspiring landscapes and elaborate architecture of Ethiopia. Contemplate the frescoes of its immaculate churches and monasteries, and lose your breath at its evoking mountains. 

itinerary: Addis Ababa - Bahir Dar - Blue Nile Falls - Gondar - Simien Mountains - Axum - Lalibela - Addis Ababa
Comfort
from
$2219
13
days
myanmar

Best of Myanmar in Two Weeks

Journey into the very heart of Myanmar to its ancient temples, pagodas, massive Buddhist monuments, beautiful landscapes and the mesmerizing Inle Lake. 

Guaranteed departures on every Monday with a minimum of 2 persons.

itinerary: Mandalay - Pyin Oo Lwin - Kyaukme - Monywa - Myinmu - Bagan - Mount Popa - Kalaw - Taunggyi - Kekku - Inle Lake - Yangon
Standard
from
$2186
14
days
namibia

Complete Namibia Adventure

Explore Namibia in-depth from north to south: the iconic deserts of Sossusvlei, the abundant wildlife in Etosha, the vast landscapes of the Kalahari, the photogenic ghost town of Kolmanskop, the breathtaking views of the Fish River Canyon and the fascinating culture of the Himba tribe. 

itinerary: Windhoek - Kalahari - Keetmanshoop - Fish River Canyon - Luderitz - Kolmanskop - Aus - Sesriem - Sossusvlei - Okonjima - Etosha - Grootberg - Twyfelfontein - Swakopmund - Windhoek
Comfort
from
$1337
9
days
sri lanka

Highlights of Sri Lanka

These 9 Days Sri Lanka tour will show you the diversity of Sri Lanka and have a taste of its culture, wildlife, beautiful tea plantation and amazing tropical beach. First part of the tour focus on the rich culture of Sri Lanka in the central area through ruins of ancient capital Polonnaruwa, 5th century Sigiriya rock and UNESCO World Heritage city Kandy. Then, visit famous tea plantation in hill country Nuwara Eliya and have a little adventure jeep safari in Udawalawe National Park which is famous for elephants. End your holidays relaxing on the tropical beaches of Tangalle and Bentota.

itinerary: Colombo - Polonnaruwa - Sigiriya - Kandy - Pinnawala - Nuwara Eliya - Udawalawe - Tangalle - Bentota - Colombo
Comfort
from
$1901
7
days
namibia

Etosha Safari & Himba Cultures

Explore Northern Namibia staying in luxury camps and cozy desert lodges. Spot iconic African species at Etosha, relax at the quaint towns of the Skeleton Coast then immerse yourself in the landscapes and tribal cultures of Damaraland.

itinerary: Windhoek - Mount Etjo - Etosha - Hobatere - Twyfelfontein - Swakopmund - Windhoek
Comfort
from
$1286
8
days
egypt

Sea, Desert and Adventure

Live out your Egyptian dreams come true with this 8 days scenic tour by visiting the famous Giza Pyramids in Cairo, retracing the footsteps of Moses in Mt.Sinai, hiking through the magnificent Sinai Coloured Desert Canyon in Nuweiba, diving around the sunken shipwrecks with the colourful coral reefs of Sharm El Sheikh.

itinerary: Cairo - St Catherine - Sharm El-Sheikh - Nuweibaa - Cairo

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