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Our team hunted down the Web's ten wildest action clips. See our picks and nominate your favorites.
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3. 25 Best Trips for 2007

4. 100 Greatest Adventure Books

5. Great National Parks


Private Jet Trips: Around the Globe in 23 Days

National Geographic Adventure picks the 25 best new outfitted trips.
Text by Bonnie Tsui   Photograph courtesy of the  World Wildlife Fund

Photo: Chile's Easter Island

SAVING FACE: The mysterious sculptures on Chile's Easter Island

PICTURE THIS: A World Wildlife Fund-assembled faculty of experts on Earth's
natural and cultural treasures waits aboard a private Boeing 757—think white-tablecloth meal service, a gourmet chef. You're right there with them, in business-class seating, on the tarmac in Orlando, Florida. Then, as the plane speeds down the runway, cue a three-week-long montage of the world's greatest destinations. First it's Peru for three days of exploring Lima, Cusco, and the sacred altars, temples, and terraced gardens of Machu Picchu. Next you're on Easter Island (pictured), in Chile, examining the treeless landscape's enigmatic moai, or head sculptures. In the following two weeks, you partake in a kava ceremony in Samoa; snorkel Australia's Great Barrier Reef; observe artisans carving elaborate dugout canoes in Papua New Guinea; and visit Cambodia's legendary Angkor Wat complex. You also visit the Taj Mahal, watch falconry demonstrations in Dubai, witness a wildebeest migration on the Serengeti, and finally, haggle for keepsakes in the busy souks of Marrakech—all before returning home. Take a deep breath. Now consider the cost of funding each of these trips separately: Seeing it all at once suddenly seems worth saving for.

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Outfitter: World Wildlife Fund (www.worldwildlifefund.org/travel)

Length: 23 days

Price: $42,950 per person

Difficulty: Easy

Departs: February


Cover: Adventure magazine

Our November 2006 issue features the best new adventure travel trips; an exclusive look inside Iran; a Greenland global warming report; backcountry spas; digital cameras; travel Web sites; weekend getaways; and more.

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