Immerse yourself in International style and old world charm in Puerto Vallarta, tucked within the sparkling Banderas Bay, embraced by the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains. Once in Old Town, follow the sound of the bells to The Lady of Guadalupe Church; they ring every 15 minutes. Admire the carved interior and exceptional architecture. Stroll along cobblestone streets to the park-like setting of the Rio Cuale. Outdoor vendors line the river with colorful wares. Look for fine silver jewelry, designer clothing, leather goods and hand made pottery. Enjoy the flavors of Mexico from fresh seafood, grilled meats, café de olla, and tempting sweets.

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  • Executive Collection Half Day Car

    PRICE is per vehicle

    This exclusive arrangement is designed to allow you the chance to customize your time ashore and discover the most interesting sights in the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle. With your private car and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore according to your own interests and sightsee at your own pace. See the most famous sights or go beyond to create your own intimate connections and unique cultural encounters.

    The Executive Collection is recommended for the single/solo traveler, couples, family, friends, and special interest groups traveling together. It can also be an excellent choice for physically challenged guests.

    Capacity: 2 guests

    PLEASE NOTE: Private cars/vans/minibuses are ordered per vehicle (not per person), and only one person in the party need order the vehicle. The price shown is the total cost for the vehicle, driver and English-speaking guide. Kindly note, however, that in certain ports only a driver/guide will be assigned (one person), due to limited availability. Entrance fees are not included in this price, in order to provide you with the most flexibility. In many ports, the number of vehicles available is extremely limited; therefore guests are encouraged to make their reservation as early as possible.

    Half-day private tours must depart between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 am, or after 1:00 p.m.

    Upon embarkation, please consult the Destination Manager onboard to personally discuss your itinerary requirements and set your departure time.

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  • Signature Dolphin Swim

    This excursion takes dolphin encounters to a whole new level via an intimate journey into the intriguing world of the dolphin through an amazing face-to-face experience in which you can touch, feed, play, learn and swim with dolphins.

    Your day adventure begins with a 30-minute transfer to the Dolphin Center where you will begin your incredible experience of discovery that will transport you to a place where people and dolphins make lifelong connections, and dreams of playing and swimming with these magnificent beauties of the ocean come true. All of this accomplished in an environment that mixes fun with education, and evokes emotions that touch the hearts and minds of those who are fortunate enough to have this opportunity of a lifetime.

    Your Signature Dolphin Swim begins with an interactive presentation on dolphin characteristics and includes how to use hand signals and positive reinforcement to communicate with the dolphins. Following this, you will proceed in groups of no more than 6 people per dolphin, down to the Dolphin Lagoons for a 40-minute in-water experience with the dolphins. This incredible time with the dolphins includes an exciting belly ride, flipper shake, dancing with the dolphins, singing, kisses, hugs and lots of free-time swimming with them. Interacting with these remarkable dolphins in this highly personalized manner leaves a lasting impression on everyone who takes part in this tour which is both exhilarating and enlightening.

    Following your dolphin swim, you will be treated to a buffet lunch at the Center and have some free time to shop for souvenirs or purchase photos of your time with the dolphin before it's time to return to the pier.

    Please note: This tour is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair, guests with mobility concerns or pregnant women. The minimum age to participate is 10 years old and the minimum height is 4 ft. 5 in. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Swimsuits worn under your clothing; towel; comfortable flat shoes; sun cap and sunglasses are suggested. Guests will have to rinse off any lotions, perfumes or oils before being allowed to enter the pool as well as remove any rings, watches or other items that may scratch the dolphins.

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  • Town, Country & Tequilla

    This delightful half-day excursion combines the charm of both old and new Mexico. You'll board your coach at the pier and start with a scenic drive through the Marina Vallarta area, making a photo stop at the small village's local church.

    Continuing on, you will travel to Hacienda Doña Engracia, one of the finest tequila factories in the area where you will get a first-hand look at the process of manufacturing tequila along with being treated to a tasting of the tequila produced here. Your visit also includes some free time to explore the grounds of this working hacienda.

    Rejoining your coach, you'll travel back toward the city, making another stop at one of Vallarta's traditional shopping plazas before ending up back in the center of Puerto Vallarta. During your time here, you can walk along the popular Malecon, visit the Cathedral of our Lady of Guadalupe and see Old Town City Hall, all while taking in fantastic views of the waterfront and the charm of the cobblestone streets. Guests may choose to transfer back to the ship on the coach, or stay in town and return on their own to the ship. Those who elect to stay in town will be responsible for making their own way back to the pier at their own expense.

    Please note: This tour includes minimal walking over mostly even surfaces and mainly at the guest's discretion. The tour is available to guests who utilize a wheelchair who are able to both make their way on and off the coach and who are accompanied by a companion who can assist them. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Light weight clothing; comfortable, flat walking shoes; sun caps; sunglasses and sunscreen are suggested. Short pants are not permitted in the Cathedral. Tequila samples will only be given to guests over 21 years of age. The order of the sites visited or viewed may vary.

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  • Dolphin Encounter

    This highly popular tour with its unique interactive program, allows non-swimmers to learn more about Pacific bottlenose dolphins while standing in waist-deep water on a submerged platform.

    A 30-minute transfer from the pier brings you to the Dolphin Center where upon arrival, you will be greeted by your hosts and given an informative introduction by the dolphin trainers. Learn all about the dolphins' anatomy, physiology, natural history and fascinating underwater communications during this highly interesting briefing.

    Following your briefing, you will enter the specially designed educational pool and have the opportunity to examine the dolphin's physical characteristics up-close while rubbing and petting the dolphin's smooth skin. After you learn some training signals and how to feed them, the dolphin will shake your hand and even give you a friendly kiss! Contact time in the water with the dolphin is approximately 15 minutes.

    After your dolphin encounter, you will be treated to a buffet lunch at the Center and have some free time to shop for souvenirs or purchase photos of your time with the dolphin before it's time to return to the pier.

    Please note: This tour is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair or pregnant women and the tour may not be suitable for those guests with mobility concerns. The minimum height to participate is 4 ft. 5 in. and children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Swimsuits worn under your clothing; towel; comfortable flat shoes; sun cap and sunglasses are suggested. Guests will have to rinse off any lotions, perfumes or oils before being allowed to enter the pool as well as remove any rings, watches or other items that may scratch the dolphins.

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  • Tropical Jungle & River Walking

    It's a jungle out there and it's your turn to explore it! Boarding your coach at the pier, you'll drive along the scenic coastal highway to Mismaloya and into the foothills of the mountains. In one of the most exciting jungle locations in the area, you will be given the opportunity to take in brightly colored plants and flowers as you travel through the exotic tropical forest. Because of the dense vegetation and absolute primal nature of this area, it has served as the filming location for several movies, such as 'The Predator'.

    Surrounded by the lush green foliage, you will feel as if you have stepped back in time to an uninhabited land. Here in your jungle paradise, you'll have plenty of time to explore the surroundings, go for a swim in the natural pools formed by the river or take a guided walking tour. There is a venue here for those who would like to purchase a meal (at your own expense).

    After your jungle visit, you will re-board your coach and head back to town. A stop will be made in town for you to enjoy some free time for shopping. You may choose to return to the ship or stay in town and make your own way back. Guests may choose to transfer back to the ship on the coach at the appointed time, or stay in town and return on their own to the ship. Those who elect to stay in town will be responsible for making their own way back to the pier at their own expense.

    Please note: This tour includes moderate walking, at times over uneven surfaces and natural terrain. However, walking is mainly at the guest's discretion. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Light weight clothing; comfortable, flat walking shoes; sun caps; sunglasses and sunscreen are suggested. Guests who wish to swim should bring a swimsuit and towel. Tour participants taking part in any water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility.

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  • Luxury Sailing Adventure

    What a fabulous way to spend the day in Puerto Vallarta! Leaving the ship, you will be tendered to a private marina where your luxury Beneteau Sailing Yacht awaits you.

    The Bay of Banderas is a wonderful place to sail, with protected waters, moderate consistent winds, beautiful secluded coves and an abundance of sea life. Boarding the yacht, your experienced sailboat crew will greet you with fruit, sweet rolls and juice as you listen to a short safety briefing and explanation regarding your luxury Beneteau Sailing Yacht. They will also tell you about the marine life you may encounter, such as dolphins, sea turtles and whales (seasonal).

    Once you are ready to go, you will commence your sail in the direction the wind is blowing. Your itinerary will take you on the best course depending on the conditions of the day. Sit back, relax, feel the breeze, and enjoy the sailing! After approximately 2 hours of sailing, your Captain will drop anchor and you will have time to swim or snorkel in these azure waters. On board the yacht, a deli-lunch will be served with complementary drinks from the open bar.

    After a fun afternoon swimming in the refreshing waters or basking in the sun on the deck of your yacht, the crew will raise the anchor and you will once again set sail. This time, your course willl slowly bring you back to the marina where you will be tendered back to the ship, filled with fond memories of a fantastic day of pure relaxation and fun.

    Please note: This tour includes minimal walking, mainly at the guest's discretion aboard the yacht. This tour is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair and the tour may not be suitable for those guests with mobility concerns or those who are subject to motion sickness. The minimum age to participate is 10 years old and children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Light weight clothing; swimsuit; towel; comfortable flat shoes; sun cap; sunglasses and sunscreen are suggested. A restroom is available on the yacht. Tour participants taking part in any water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility.

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  • Puerto Vallarta City Highlights

    This mainly panoramic tour allows you to experience Puerto Vallarta in all its glory. Starting off from the pier, you will first travel along the main highway to Old Town. Making your way along the city's cobblestone streets, you will make a photo stop at City Hall and at the Cathedral of the Lady of Guadalupe. You will also see the main plaza, seahorse statue and the seafront area. Then you will head to Mismaloya where another photo stop is made overlooking Los Arcos Water Park. Your tour also takes you past the elegant area of Conchas Chinas.

    A refreshment stop will be made at a charming local restaurant where you can quench your thirst with either a bottle of water, a soft drink or a beer before heading back to Old Town for some shopping. You will be dropped off for some free time in which you can further explore the town on your own or pick up some souvenirs. Your guide will advise you of the time to rejoin your coach for the return transfer to the ship; however, you may choose to stay in town if you like and return on your own to the ship. Those who elect to stay in town will be responsible for making their own way back to the pier at their own expense.

    Please note: This tour includes minimal walking over mostly even surfaces and mainly at the guest's discretion. The tour is available to guests who utilize a wheelchair who are able to both make their way on and off the coach and who are accompanied by a companion who can assist them. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Light weight clothing; comfortable, flat walking shoes; sun caps; sunglasses and sunscreen are suggested. Short pants are not permitted in the Cathedral. The order of the sites visited or viewed may vary.

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  • Sea Lion Encounter

    This tour is nothing less than pure fun. As you will discover, these lovable rascals are comical, mischievous, playful and very friendly! Fast, agile and adorable, sea lions are fascinating to watch, and play with. It is certain that their inclination to engage in play and include humans in their games, is what makes sea lion encounters so exhilarating.

    Start off from the pier for the 30-minute drive to the Sea Lion Center where your hosts will greet you and give you an informative overview about these affectionate mammals you are about to meet and interact with.

    Following your briefing, you will head down to the pool where you will enjoy a 25-minute experience getting acquainted with these wonderful creatures. Take the opportunity to play, pet, shake a flipper or two and possibly receive a big fishy kiss from your new friends. No doubt you will be left with lasting memories of this utterly unique excursion.

    Before heading back to the pier, you will be treated to a buffet lunch at the Center and have some free time to shop for souvenirs or purchase photos of your time with the sea lions before it's time to return to the pier.

    Please note: This tour is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair, guests with mobility concerns or pregnant women. The minimum age to participate is 10 years old and the minimum height is 4 ft. 5 in. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Swimsuits worn under your clothing; towel; comfortable flat shoes; sun cap and sunglasses are suggested. Guests will have to rinse off any lotions, perfumes or oils before being allowed to enter the pool as well as remove any rings, watches or other items that may scratch the sea lions. The tour is not recommended for pregnant women or those who may suspect they are pregnant.

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  • Jeep Safari & Beach Adventure

    This exciting half-day excursion begins with a short 5-minute walk to where you will find your jeep waiting. After receiving an orientation on your four-person, manual transmission, open-air jeep, you will depart caravan-style to explore the scenic countryside of Puerto Vallarta.

    Leaving the city behind, your experienced guide will lead you up into the Sierra Madre Mountains, passing through typical Mexican villages along the way. Your route takes you to the area's only tequila factory, Hacienda Doña Engracia, where you will make a stop and receive a short briefing on the process of making tequila. Continue your adventure by crossing a river and passing fruit and tobacco plantations, all the while taking in the spectacular natural beauty of the area.

    After your adventurous ride discovering the less-traveled areas that surround Puerto Vallarta, you will stop to enjoy a complimentary snack and drink at a beautiful beach setting. Here, you'll have time to swim, bask in the sun, play volleyball or simply relax before it's time to climb back aboard your jeep and make the drive back to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes minimal walking, mainly at the guest's discretion. This tour is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair, those with mobility concerns, heart problems, asthma, epilepsy, recent back or neck injuries, or pregnant women. No one under the influence of alcohol or drugs may participate. The vehicles will carry 4 guests each and the minimum age to participate is 12 years old. The driver must be at least 25 years of age and provide both a valid driver's license and credit card. All vehicles must remain with the group throughout the tour. Light weight, appropriate clothing (clothing may get dusty or wet); comfortable walking shoes; sun caps; sunglasses and sunscreen are suggested. Guests who wish to swim should bring a swimsuit and towel. Tour participants taking part in any water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility. Any additional food or drinks ordered aside from the complimentary snack provided will be at the guest's expense. Tour participants may be asked to sign a release form before being allowed to take part in the tour.

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  • Sierra Madre Trekking

    This exciting expedition through the Sierra Madre Mountains has you trekking through the hills that encircle Puerto Vallarta and is geared for the physically fit and those who enjoy hiking adventures.

    Begin with a short transfer from the pier to Hacienda Doña Engracia where your hike begins. Within minutes of starting out, you will be amazed by the diversity of scenery as you find yourself immersed in a tropical deciduous forest that is alive with color and abundant with wildlife. A knowledgeable eco-guide who is well-versed in the flora and fauna of the region accompanies you and will point out the highlights along your way and answer any questions you may have. Along your route, you will make a stop at a volcanic hot water spring where you can take a quick dip and enjoy the wonderful views. After your relaxing respite at the hot spring, it's time to start heading back to the Hacienda where your approximately 2-hour hike will conclude.

    Before transferring back to the pier, you'll have some free time at the Hacienda to stroll about or do a bit of shopping.

    Please note: This active tour includes strenuous hiking, mainly over uneven terrain, natural surfaces and trails. The tour is only available to those in top physical condition and participants must be at least 12 years of age. Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Shorts and sturdy closed-toe shoes are recommended along with sun caps; sunglasses, sunscreen and insect repellant. Participants should wear a swimsuit under their clothes as depending on the season and local conditions, you may have to cross a river in waist-deep water. Tour participants may be asked to sign a release form before being allowed to take part in the tour.

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  • ATV Adventure & Village Tour

    For those looking for an exhilarating adventure, this is the tour for you. Your excursion begins with a short transfer from the pier to the Base Camp where your ATV awaits. Upon arrival, you will receive a detailed safety orientation and instructions on how to operate your ATV. When everyone is ready, you will climb aboard your ATV and follow your guide in convoy-style, on a drive through the villages of Puerto Vallarta on your way to the off-roads.

    There is no better way to explore Mexico`s countryside than on your own semi-automatic, four-wheeled ATV. Your route has you skirting the edges of the Valley Bay of Banderas, crossing some water and riding into the beautiful yet dusty foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains.

    After spending approximately 2 hours traversing the back roads and off-road trails that surround Puerto Vallarta, you'll head back to the Base Camp where you will have some free time to explore the grounds and do a bit of shopping before it's time to head back to the ship.

    Please note: This tour includes minimal walking, mainly at the guest's discretion; however, the tour travels over rough and bumpy trails. The tour is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair, those with mobility concerns, heart problems, asthma, epilepsy, recent back or neck injuries, or pregnant women. No one under the influence of alcohol or drugs may participate. The maximum weight per vehicle is 350 lbs. Participants must be at least 18 years of age and provide a valid driver's license (Each guest will operate their own ATV). All vehicles must remain with the group throughout the tour. Long pants and sturdy, closed-toe shoes are mandatory as is a helmet and goggles which are provided. Sun caps and sunscreen are suggested. Tour participants may be asked to sign a release form before being allowed to take part in the tour.

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  • Countryside Horseback Ride

    Discover the Mexican countryside from the unique vantage point of seeing it on horseback. Departing the pier, you'll have a short transfer to Hacienda Dona Engracia where upon arrival, your guide will greet you and conduct a short orientation. Following your orientation, you will be carefully matched with a horse that suits your ability.

    Setting off from the Hacienda, you will ride along the Mascota River, passing through quaint little villages and viewing the local scenery as you journey on a picturesque trek through this river canyon. At the mid-way point of your ride, a stop will be made for you to relax a bit. Be sure to wear a swimsuit under your riding clothes because if conditions permit, you may be able to enjoy a swim on horseback or take a dip at the hot springs.

    After your stop, you will remount your horse and head back to the Hacienda. Upon arrival, you will say farewell to your horse and be treated to a complimentary drink and a tour of the tequila process before being transferred back to the pier.

    Please note: This tour includes minimal walking, mainly at the guest's discretion; however much of it is over uneven terrain and natural surfaces. This tour is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair, those with mobility concerns, heart problems, asthma, epilepsy, recent back or neck injuries, or pregnant women. Participants should be in good physical condition, be able to ride the horse on their own, be at least 12 years of age and weigh no more than 220 lbs. Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Long pants (clothing may get dusty or wet); closed-toe shoes (mandatory); sun caps; sunglasses and sunscreen are suggested. Those wishing to go in the water should wear a swimsuit under their riding clothes. During certain times of the year, the river level rises and forces the tour to follow the mountain trail, canceling all swimming. Tour participants may be asked to sign a release form before being allowed to take part in the tour.

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  • Sierra Madre 4x4 Adventure

    Calling all adventure lovers! This exhilarating off-road voyage of discovery will take you through mountain streams, past forgotten villages and over bumpy terrain, on a mission to reach the heart of the Sierra Madre. This off-road voyage of discovery will take you through mountain streams, past forgotten villages, and over bumpy terrain, on a mission to reach the heart of the Sierra.

    It's a short transfer from the pier to where you will find your Mercedes all-terrain Unimog vehicle waiting to take you off the beaten track on a journey that will offer you an insight into the Mexican outback that few know exists. After a brief orientation, you will load up and head off on your expedition.

    Your first stop is at a traditional Mexican town where you will have a short walking tour and comfort stop. Re-boarding your Unimog, you will continue on an off-road trek that includes crossing rivers and following forest tracks. Here, in the depths of the forest, knowledgeable, ecologically trained guides will take you on an amazing 45-minute educational nature walk, encouraging you to discover and explore the extraordinary flora and fauna hidden away under the canopy of the jungle. Following your hike, you will once again climb back aboard your vehicle and do some additional off-roading that takes you through plantations and rural areas. A stop will be made at one of the local farms to see their fruit orchards and then it's on to see a traditional 19th century town.

    Your last stop of the day is at a spectacular, secluded beach where you will be treated to a barbecue lunch buffet and have time to take a dip in the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean. After enjoying a relaxing 1-hour stop at the beach, you will re-board your Unimog and head back to town where your tour concludes.

    Please note: This tour includes a significant amount of walking/hiking over uneven terrain and the vehicle travels over rough and bumpy trails. The tour is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair, those with mobility concerns, heart problems, asthma, epilepsy, recent back or neck injuries, or pregnant women. Participants should be in good physical condition. The minimum age to participate is 10 years old and children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes; sun caps; sunglasses; sunscreen and insect repellent are suggested. Those who wish to swim should bring a swimsuit and towel. Tour participants taking part in any water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility and may be asked to sign a release form before being allowed to take part in the tour.

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  • Canopy Adventure

    Geared for thrill-seekers and nature lovers alike, this fast, fun and exhilarating canopy adventure brings your wildest dreams of swinging from treetop to treetop in a tropical forest to life.

    Take a short transfer from the pier to the Unimog Center where you will climb aboard one of these Mercedes all-terrain vehicles for your one-hour trek to the private canopy reserve that is set high in the remote and verdant wilderness of the Sierra Madre Mountains. It is here, in this dense tropical setting, that your zip line adventure will begin.

    Safety is top priority and your guide has been extensively trained and the equipment is the best to be found (Petzl), with not one, but two safety cables for your security (The site has been certified by the ACCT). After receiving a complete safety briefing and being fitted with your harness and safety equipment, you will take off on the ride of a lifetime. Feel the rush of adrenaline pump through your veins as you whoosh from platform to platform, 90 feet above the rainforest floor. A series of 8 thrilling zip lines gives you maximum opportunity to marvel at the stunning, lush setting as you effortlessly traverse above huge tropical trees, wild orchids and a diversity of native birds and reptiles. Adding to the experience, a hanging bridge built into the treetops is reminiscent of Tarzan and there is even a gorilla swing for you to try! An incredible rappel descent to solid ground completes your breathtaking adventure.

    Returning to base camp, you will be treated to a light snack and have an opportunity to purchase souvenirs or photos of your zip-line experience (cash only). Following your rest time, you will re-board your Unimog and make your way back to Puerto Vallarta and your waiting ship.

    Please note: This is a high adrenaline tour and the Unimog travels over rough and bumpy trails to reach base camp. The tour is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair, those with mobility concerns, heart problems, balance issues, asthma, epilepsy, recent back or neck injuries, or pregnant women. Participants should be in good physical condition. The minimum height to participate is 4 ft.-1 inch, and the minimum age to participate is 10 years old. Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The maximum allowable weight is 250 lbs. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes; sun caps; sunglasses; sunscreen and insect repellent are suggested. For safety reason, cameras are not permitted on the zip line, but lockers are provided free of charge. Participants may be asked to sign a release form before being allowed to take part in the tour.

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