Northern Peru Treasures

Just north of Lima, around the northern coast of Peru lies an area of great interest. Discover fascinating remains from the pre-Inca civilisations and explore elegant colonial cities like Trujillo and former Indian settlements like Chiclayo. This rarely visited area offers you an off the beaten track journey, away from the crowds.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Trujillo

On arrival at Trujillo, transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: Trujillo

Enjoy a morning tour of the city and the Pyramid of the Sun and Moon. In the afternoon visit the ancient Chimu Capital of Chan Chan.

Day 3: Trujillo – Chiclayo

Transfer by coach to Chiclayo. Visit Tucume, an imposing site consisting of 26 mud brick pyramids, and the Tumbas Reales Museum.

Day 4: Depart Chiclayo

Morning visit to the tomb of the Lord of Sipan, which, when discovered in 1987, revealed a wealth of information about the little-known Moche civilisation. Transfer to the airport for your afternoon flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs Trujillo daily:$1,145.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch
Transport:Airport transfers & Modern air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation: 3 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

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* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Discover Valparaiso

Visit the home of Chile’s Nobel Prize-winning poet, Pablo Neruda and take in the views of the town as you take the funicular down through the labyrinthine hills; sample the flavours of Chile and visit a local bakery for delicious empanadas, and enjoy the vibrant, colourful murals as you explore the streets of the UNESCO historic town.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Santiago – Valparaiso

Travel to the city of Valparaiso. Enjoy a walking tour to explore the hills of Valparaiso. The city is a historic port and university town, famous for its labyrinth of hills, which are covered in quaint, colourful old houses and accessible only by a steep climb or by the city’s unique system of funicular railways. Stop at a local bakery to taste traditional Chilean empanadas. Spend the night at one of the various boutique hotels located in the stunning hills of Valparaiso.

Day 1: Valparaiso – Santiago 

Today continue exploring the city. Visit Plaza de la Victoria, the famous Turri Clock and the Naval Academy. A highlight of this tour is visiting the home of Chile’s Nobel Prizewinning poet, Pablo Neruda. Visit a local artisan workshop before taking the funicular down. Drive up the coast to Vina del Mar, a sophisticated beachside resort town. Return to Santiago in the late afternoon.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Santiago:$659.00Price on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: 1 breakfasts
Transport: Air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation: 1 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Explora En Rapa Nui

The award winning architeture of Explora Rapa Nui blends the island’s unique geography and heritage with its vibrant present. On foot, bicycle or boat, there are 30 explorations unveiling the island’s unique history and charm. The hotel has 30 guest rooms, a swimming pool, open air jacuzzis and daily explorations to reveal the secrets and beauty of the island.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Easter Island

Upon arrival on Easter Island, you will be met and transferred to Explora En Rapa Nui.

Day 2 & 3: Easter Island

Explora Rapa Nui offers over 20 explorations at different levels. In general, all have strong cultural and archaeological overtones, and are led by an expert bilingual local guide.

All of the guides speak fluent Spanish and English, are very knowledgeable of their surroundings, and also have Wilderness First Responder (WFR) certification, allowing them to provide expert aid to people in remote locations.

Every evening in the hotel bar, the guides meet up with guests to program the next day’s activities. The explorations are carried out in groups of no more than 8 people.

You can choose from explorations such as a trip to the Archaeological site Ahu Akahanga, Ara O Te Moai The moai quarry or Terevaka volcano, the highest point of the island.

Day 4: Depart Easter Island

Transfer to the hotel for your onward flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Santiago:$3,465.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: All meals & beverages
Transport:Airport Transfers & Modern air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation: 3 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Splendours of San Pedro

Located in the magic splendor of the archeologically capital, San Pedro de Atacama desert area in the northern Chile, Hotel La Casa de Don Tomas offers its guests the best in comfort and ambiance. Spacious rooms with private baths are complimented by the best in service. Here the earth colors of the world´s driest desert appear like a shimmering mosaic.

The shining green of the valley cuts trough the arid landscape, leading to the mountainous terrain, the deep blue sky and an infinity of stars. The hotel is decorated with rustic furniture made of willow trees, and features both rooms and cabanas. The patio and swimming pool offer an incredible view to the surrounding mountains and the imposing Licancabur volcano.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Calama – San Pedro De Atacama

Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.

Hotel: La Casa de Don Tomas, 3 nights

Day 2: San Pedro De Atacama

Full day touring to the Moon Valley, Ojos de Salar and Tebenquinche lagoon.

Day 3: San Pedro De Atacama

Half day tour to El Tatio Geyser.

Day 4: San Pedro De Atacama – Calama

Transfer to Calama airport.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Calama:$1,448.00$2,720.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 3 breakfasts
Transport: Transfers & Air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation: 3 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Santiago Winery Experience

Ideally suited for wine connoisseurs or simply for lovers of wine, this program highlights Santiago and Matetic Winery.

Enjoy the many activities offered by La Casona at Matetic, including horse riding, cycling or wine tasting, before travelling to the cosmopolitan city of Santiago.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: San Antonio or Valparaiso – Matetic Winery

On arrival you will be met and transferred to Matetic Winery for your wine experience. Enjoy the many activities offered or simply relax in the beautiful surroundings.

Day 2: Matetic Winery – Santiago

Enjoy a scrumptious lunch with wine pairing before heading to Santiago.

Day 3: Santiago

Morning city tour of Santiago, set at the foot of the Andes Mountains.

Day 4: Santiago

Transfer to the airport.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from San Antonio or Valparaiso:$1,666.00$3,026.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
Transport: Airport Transfers & Air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation: 3 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Wonders of Chile

Journey the entire length of Chile and venture into a land of extremes. From the driest place on Earth, the lunar-like Atacama Desert, to the fertile vineyards of the Casablanca Valley and from the bustling capital Santiago to the soul-stirring wilderness of Patagonia. In between lie a series of islands famous for their beauty, folklore, legend and handicraft traditions. Perfectly positioned between the ocean and the Andes, this long narrow strip of land packs an unforgettable punch.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Santiago

Welcome to Santiago, one of the world’s most spectacularly located cities with the snow-covered Andean peaks as the city’s backdrop. Upon arrival you will be met by your A&K representative who will accompany you on your private transfer to your luxury accommodation. The capital of Chile is a modern cosmopolitan city with many landscaped parks to wander through. Ease into your adventure with a stroll around your neighbourhood and time to discover some of the many cafés and restaurants in this city full of surprises.

Hotel: Ritz-Carlton Santiago, 2 nights

Day 2: Santiago

Today is a day at leisure for you to explore Santiago your way. Perhaps step inside the treasure-filled La Chascona, built by Chilean poet Pablo Neruda for his mistress. Take the funicular railway to San Cristôbal Hill to soak up the spectacular views. And ride the cable car to eclectic Providencia. End at the top of the Sky Costanera, the tallest building in South America at 300 metres with an impressive 360-degree view of the metropolis.  Alternatively, leave the city and journey to the heart of Chile’s famous Casablanca Valley, home to a generation of pioneering winemakers. Head to Viña Matetic and learn the artistry of organic and bio-dynamic winemaking. Sample an extraordinary medley of wines before lunch overlooking the vast expanse of plains and valleys. Later, enjoy a tasting and blending experience led by the winemaker and make your very own wine.

Day 3: Santiago – Calama – San Pedro de Atacama

Private transfer to the airport for your flight north to Calama, a mining town with Chuquicamata, the largest open cast mine in the world in the hills behind. On arrival meet your local hotel driver and journey through parched lunar landscapes to the oasis town of San Pedro de Atacama, situated at a height of 2,500 metres and your boutique accommodation. Following time to refresh, meet your excursion leader who will discuss the menu of included shared activities available to you during your stay. Choose from active, moderate or easy; travel by vehicle, bike or on foot – with something to suit all interests and fitness levels.

Hotel: Tierra Atacama, 3 nights

Days 4 & 5: San Pedro de Atacama

Atacama Desert is a perfect destination for those who love nature, adventure and extraordinary landscapes, and has something for all tastes and abilities. Bounded by the Pacific Ocean and the Andes mountains, the 35,000 square kilometre desert is part of a series of arid landscapes that include salt flats, sandy deserts, rocky peaks and active volcanoes. Head out by 4WD, go trekking, ride on mountain bike or horseback and discover steaming geysers, indigenous villages, high altitude lakes and sharply eroded mountains. Spend time at the otherworldly Moon Valley; spot flamingos at the Salar de Atacama salt flats; or be mesmerised by the geysers at El Tatio. Night time brings another opportunity for adventure and the ultimate stargazing experience. The Atacama has one of the clearest night skies on Earth and several top-level observatories have set up home here.

Day 6: San Pedro de Atacama – Calama – Santiago

Leave the desert behind and return to Calama for your flight back to Santiago. On arrival your A&K representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. Drop your bags and begin your private walking tour. Start at the grand La Moneda Palace and step back in time in the nearby Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino. Watch chess players in the Plaza de Armas and soak up the vibrant artistic life of Lastarria. Return to your hotel for an evening at leisure.

Hotel: Ritz-Carlton Santiago

Day 7: Santiago – Castro – Chiloé

Begin with an early morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Castro in Chiloé. Chile’s second-largest island is overflowing with timeless traditions, ethereal beauty and surprising wildlife for you to discover. Accompanied by your driver, proceed to your exclusive accommodation and discuss with the team of guides your activities for tailored half-day and full day outings.

Hotel: Tierra Chiloé, 3 nights

Days 8 & 9: Chiloé

Enjoy two whole days immersed in the magic of Chiloé and partake in an amazing range of excursions with fellow guests, which include horse riding, trekking, kayaking and cultural visits to the island’s towns.  Sail around picturesque coves. Seek out the antique wooden churches so architecturally unique that UNESCO declared them World Heritage Monuments. Glimpse curlews, Chilean flamingos and cormorants. And step inside the island’s peculiar stilted homes. You can also enjoy local walks or use the hotel’s bikes to explore the rolling coastal landscape by yourself. On your final evening, enjoy an exclusive chef-prepared dinner on board “La Williche” as you cruise Chiloe’s inland waters.

Day 10: Chiloé – Punta Montt – Punta Arenas

Today is a long travel day but the scenic journey is part of the adventure. Begin with a transfer to Puerto Montt airport, about three hours journey, including a short ferry ride. Your flight south brings you to Punta Arenas, the Patagonian city with the richest history. On arrival your A&K representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. Step out on your own and discover the heart of this historic town or find yourself a cosy corner and soak in the marvellous views of the Straits of Magellan.

Hotel: Hotel Cabo de Hornos

Day 11: Punta Arenas – Torres del Paine

Leave the bustling vibe of Punta Arenas behind this morning as you are transferred by road to the extraordinary Torres del Paine, a vast landscape of lakes, glaciers, granite peaks and big sky tracks. Settle in to your luxurious accommodation, which beautifully integrates its architecture with the landscape and prepare to explore this spectacular wilderness on foot, by boat, or horse, by bicycle or in a van, the choice is yours. Meet with one of the qualified guides and let them discuss with you what excursions would suit your level of fitness and interest.

Hotel: Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa, 4 nights

Days 12, 13 & 14: Torres del Paine

Spend three whole days exploring soul-stirring wilderness, your way. Trek forest trails and drink in panoramic views of geographic formations that are millions of years old. Spy a variety of animals, including guanaco, condors, foxes and flamingos. Seek out ancient cave paintings and hidden waterfalls. And watch icebergs from the Grey Glacier. Alternatively, relax in the stunning infinity pool with a Torres view, indulge in a sumptuous spa and outdoor hot tub, or follow one of the walking routes to explore the lakeside setting.

Day 15: Torres del Paine – Punta Arenas – Depart Santiago

Your journey the entire length of Chile comes to an end this morning when you transfer back to the airport and your flight back to Santiago where your adventure ends. Alternatively, cross into El Calafate in Argentina and discover more of Patagonia.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Santiago:$17,865.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 14 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & Modern air-conditioned vehicle
Flights:Flight Ticket: Santiago – Calama – Santiago – Castro – Punta Arenas – Santiago
Accommodation: 14 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Discover Chile

From top to bottom Chile will enchant and inspire with its spectacular breathtaking natural landscapes. It is a country where you can delight your palate with diverse flavours and sample local wines, or experience lost civilisations in a land time that time forgot. From the stark other-worldly beauty of the soaring mountain peaks to the most arid desert on earth, the contrasts of Chile are beguiling.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Santiago

Upon arrival into Santiago, you will be transferred to your hotel. This afternoon enjoy a walking excursion.

Day 2: Santiago

Spend the day discovering Santiago.

Day 3: Santiago – Valparaiso – Santiago 

Enjoy a full day discovering two of Chile’s beachside cities, Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. Be amazed by the colourful port city of Valparaiso. Famous for its stacked hills and winding stairs, this UNESCO World Heritage city takes you back in time yet has a modern feel. As you climb the winding stone stairs or head up in one of the famous funiculars, you’ll be met with incredible views of the bay. There will be a short break at a local cafe to taste traditional “empanadas”. After lunch head up the coast to Vina del Mar.

Day 4: Santiago – Calama – San Pedro de Atacama

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Calama. In the heart of the Atacama, Calama is the gateway to the geological wonders of the central desert. The town of San Pedro de Atacama sits in the driest desert in the world and is the main base for exploring the area. This afternoon visit Moon Valley, an ideal set up for a welcome into the Atacama landscape accompanied by a cocktail during sunset.

Day 5: San Pedro de Atacama

This morning after breakfast, you will visit the Atacama Salar and the Altiplanic towns of Toconao and Socaire. Continue with a visit to the altiplanic lagoons of Miscanti-Meniques. Lunch will be included in Socaire with local and typical products.

Day 6: San Pedro de Atacama

After breakfast at the hotel depart to the Geysers del Tatio. Enjoy sightseeing on the geothermal field where plumes of steam at boiling point will cover the scenery during a gentle walk through the natural surroundings with breathtaking beauty. On the way back, visit the altiplanic town of San Santiago de Machuca. In the afternoon, visit the archaeological sites of Quitor, Tulor and the complete Archaeological Museum Padre le Paige.

Day 7: San Pedro de Atacama – Calama – Santiago 

This morning you will transfer back to the airport in Calama for your flight back to Santiago. Arrive in Santiago and transfer to your hotel

Day 8: Santiago – Puerto Montt – Puerto Varas

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight to Puerto Montt, gateway to the Chilean Lake District. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel located in Puerto Varas. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Day 9: Puerto Varas – Frutillar – Puerto Varas 

This afternoon, visit Frutillar. This beautiful village recalls old Bavaria, from where the first settlers came from. Walk around its beautiful old houses, admiring the gardens and the volcanoes Osorno and Puntiagudo. Continue to the Salzburg brewery, where you will learn the process of beer-making and taste the delicious local beer.

Day 10: Lakes District

Today embark on a journey of natural beauty to Peulla. Board your catamaran to sail across the beautiful lake Todos Los Santos to reach the town of Peulla. Enjoy lunch before returning to Puerto Varas.

Day 11: Puerto Varas – Puerto Montt – Punta Arenas

This morning you will be transferred to Puerto Montt airport for your flight to Punta Arenas. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 12: Punta Arenas – Torres del Paine National Park

Travel by road to your hotel located in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park, your home for the next three nights.

Day 13 & 14: Torres del Paine National Park

Spend your days in Torres del Paine National Park which boasts the world’s most stunning array of mountains, glaciers, lakes and forests and a wide variety of animal species. Choose from an array of excursions includng trekking, horseback riding and guided vehicle excursions.

Day 15: Torres del Paine National Park – Punta Arenas 

Transfer to the airport where your journey ends.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Santiago:$8,289.00Price on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: 14 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & Modern air-conditioned vehicle
Flights:Air Ticket: Santiago - Calama - Santiago - Puerto Montt - Punta Arenas
Accommodation: 14 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Uncover Chiloe Island

Visit the mythical island of Chiloe. The beauty of this destination is as much in the landscape as its locals. Enjoy cultural trips, boating, horseback riding, biking, trekking and nature observation on the mythical island of Chiloe.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Chiloe Island

On arrival transfer to Tierra Chiloe.

Hotel: Tierra Chiloé Hotel & Spa, 3 nights

Day 2 & 3: Chiloe Island

Tierra Chiloe’s sustainable architecture reflects traditional local houses built on stilts over the water. The all-inclusive programs mean that you can enjoy farm fresh food, meet local artisans, discover remote islands on their private boat and explore historic Jesuit wooden churches, which are World Heritage Sites. With only 24 guest rooms, the property continues in the footsteps of its sister properties in Atacama and Patagonia by offering exceptional experiences and personalised service to its guests.

Day 4: Depart Chiloe Island

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Chiloe Island:$3,265.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners, house beverages
Transport:Airport Transfers & Modern air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation: 3 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Colchagua Wine Valley

From Santiago, travel to the stunning Colchagua wine region of the Central Valley and discover why this area is famous for its fine red wines.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Santiago

Upon arrival at Santiago Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Santiago – Colchagua Valley

Depart this morning from Santiago to the renowned Colchagua wine region of the Central Valley and discover why this area is famous for its fine red wines. On the way to your hotel, stop at one of the wineries located in the Colchagua region for a tasting. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Day 3: Colchagua Valley

A morning visit to Colchagua Museum, home to one of the most important private collections of pre-Hispanic and colonial period artefacts. This afternoon visit the exclusive Lapostolle winery, which is one of the most well-known premium wineries in Chile, for some wine tasting.

Day 4: Colchagua Valley – Santiago

Enjoy the morning at leisure. This afternoon visit a recognised winery in the Colchagua Valley for wine tasting. Return to Santiago, arriving in the evening.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Santiago:$1,749.00Price on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 3 breakfasts
Transport:Airport Transfers & Modern air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation: 3 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Experience Santiago

See the very best of Santiago on a comprehensive tour of Chile’s capital city. Explore the neoclassical Moneda Palace, the Plaza de Armas, Cathedral and Museum of National History. Continue to the bohemian area of Bellavista and climb Saint Lucia hill for a panoramic view of Santiago with the Andes mountains in the background.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Santiago 

Arrive at Santiago Airport and transfer to your chosen hotel.

Day 2: Santiago 

See the very best of Santiago on a comprehensive tour of Chile’s capital city. Highlights include the neoclassical Moneda Palace, built in the 18th century and current seat of Government, the Plaza de Armas, or Main Square, with its cathedral, the Museum of Natural History and the Central Post Office. Continue to the bohemian area of Bellavista and climb Saint Lucia hill for a panoramic view of Santiago with the Andes mountains in the background.

Day 3: Depart Santiago

Transfer to Santiago Airport for your onward flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Santiago:$465.00Price on Application
Inclusions 
Meals: 2 breakfasts
Transport:Airport Transfers & Modern air-conditioned vehicle
Accommodation: 2 nights accommodation
Guide: Local English Speaking guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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