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Living Dunes Experience from Swakopmund

Living Dunes Experience from Swakopmund

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Venture outside of Swakopmund's city limits and into the coastal dune belt that lies just beyond its borders on this incredible living desert tour from one of Namibia's most-popular tourist destinations. Your guide points out wildlife and natural highlights of this scenic landscape as your travel past towering sand dunes that are home to Palmato Geckos, lizards and other small animals. This nature tour includes a thrilling dune drive and is ideal for first-time visitors and families.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$56.42
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US$56.42

Welwitschia Tour from Swakopmund

Welwitschia Tour from Swakopmund

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Driving through the rugged terrain of Namibia’s Moon Landscape can be intimidating on your own. This guided tour makes it easy by providing all transportation from your hotel in a sturdy 4x4 vehicle, plus insight into the area from a guide. National park fees are already included in the tour price, making this a great value option.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$55.39
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US$55.39

3-Hour Quad Biking and Sand-Boarding Combo from Swakopmund

3-Hour Quad Biking and Sand-Boarding Combo from Swakopmund

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Head into the unforgiving landscapes of Namibia with this three-hour quad biking and sand-boarding experience from Swakopmund. Take the ride of your live over stunning dunes and get an up close look at the rare plants and wildlife that call the Namib Desert home. Once you've cruised the dunes aboard a quad bike, ride the sandy waves on an exhilarating dune board. This popular tour allows travelers to see places that are inaccessible by car and to get an up close look at the breathtaking landscapes that make Namibia one of the most beautiful nations in Africa. 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$86.00
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US$86.00

Full Day Namib Desert

Full Day Namib Desert

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The guests will vist the Guano Platform between Walvis Bay and Swakopmund. After they will visit the lagoon where many Flamingos can be viewed. After they will visit the Salt Water Mine in Walvis bay. The guests will climb Dune 7 as a fun activity. Finally the guest will cool down at Moon Valley Resort and Spa with a nice swim.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$188.43
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US$188.43

Scenic Desert Tour by Bike

Scenic Desert Tour by Bike

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Explore the stunning Namibian desert by bicycle, covering more sights in less time on two wheels. Enjoy a scenic and eco-friendly adventure, pedaling your way up and down rolling sand dunes surrounding Swakopmund. Tours are suitable for people with moderate fitness levels, and include personalized attention from a hands-on group guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$30.77
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US$30.77

Coastal Highlights Shore Excursion

Coastal Highlights Shore Excursion

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We have developed this specialised tour especially for cruise ship passengers that have a limited amount of time but would like to see as much as possible in a round trip, including all the main highlights the Namibian Coast has to offer.
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  • 4 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$115.96
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US$115.96

Moon Landscape And Welwitschia Half Day/Full Day Tour

Moon Landscape And Welwitschia Half Day/Full Day Tour

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What better way to spend your time while on Holiday. This trip takes you all along the 'Swakop River' to two iconic destinations which is hidden in the desolate Namib Desert. The moon landscape offers some of the best views in Namibia and not to mention the chance to see a true fossil, the "Welwitschia Mirabilis", in its glory and found only in the Namib Desert and Southern Angola. This trip is ideal for photographers, small groups, large groups, young and old. All trips are done by air-conditioned 4x4 vehicles and can be done either in the morning or afternoon. Private tours to be booked in advance.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$67.64
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US$67.64

Private Half-Day Tour Sandwich Harbour with Pick Up

Private Half-Day Tour Sandwich Harbour with Pick Up

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Join us in this private guided tour towards part of the Namib Naukluft Park. You will get to experience a spectacular dune driving and see wildlife sightings. Last, but not least, watch the desert meet the ocean in the famous Sandwish Harbour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$106.78
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US$106.78

Sandwich Harbour 4x4 Dunes Adventure

Sandwich Harbour 4x4 Dunes Adventure

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Allow us to show you the natural splendor of Sandwich Harbour where the dunes meet the ocean! Only accessible by 4x4, our experienced guides will take you on an exhilarating ride through the dunes and show you the wonders of the Namib Desert. The tour will take you south along the Namibian coastline starting at the Walvis Bay lagoon, a Ramsar site, which boasts a diverse bird life including masses of flamingos. From there we depart into the Namib Naukluft Park, the largest game park in Africa and the 4th largest in the world where you will enter the dunes of Sandwich Harbour. Your guide will make numerous strategic stops for you to enjoy the scenery and provide plenty of opportunities for spectacular photographs. You will also enjoy a refreshment break where you will be served with drinks and hearty snacks, surrounded by the beauty of sand and sea.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$106.30
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US$106.30

Full Day 4x4 Sandwich Harbour Tour

Full Day 4x4 Sandwich Harbour Tour

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You will be picked up at your guesthouse in Swakopmund/Walvis Bay. We then depart for Sandwich Harbour, about 50 km south of Walvis Bay where the Namib Desert meets the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy an exciting day filled with adventure and exploring the beautiful sites of Sandwich Harbour. En-Route we will also stop at the Walvis Bay Lagoon, pass by the Walvis Bay Salt Refinery and many popular spots for the avid birder. A yummy light lunch and cool drinks will be served at a beautiful spot in the dunes for your refreshment. Enjoy a little bit of dune belt driving upon return with the chance to spot Ostrich, Springbuck or Jackal. End this day with a story to tell and memories to take back home.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$128.84
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US$128.84

Kayaking Adventure at Bird Rock

Kayaking Adventure at Bird Rock

We acknowledge that our guests are actually on holiday. We will allow our guests to sleep in a little and have a leisurely breakfast, holiday style. Pick up is only at 9h00 in Swakopmund. Transfer time is just about 20 minutes to get to the launch site at the historic landmark known as "Bird Rock". Sheltered by the big bay, we paddle in calm waters, enjoy wonderful bird life, see seals playing and dolphins swimming. Pelicans, cormorants and flamingos are among the many birds to be seen on the beach, the water and the air. Get ready to a 3 hours fun and peaceful trip. We paddle for about 1 hour, before we enjoy some hot beverages on the beach. Our kayaks can be paddles solo or double, and they can even accommodate a little child together with mom and dad. Fun for the whole family.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$50.00
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US$50.00

Full Day Drive to Cape Cross

Full Day Drive to Cape Cross

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Cape cross is a small headland in the South Atlantic in Skeleton Coast, western Namibia, on the C34 highway some 60 kilometres north of Hentiesbaai and 120 km north of Swakopmund on the west coast of Namibia.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$219.90
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US$219.90

Sandboarding Swakopmund Namibia

Sandboarding Swakopmund Namibia

While in the dunes we always have water with us. we have beginners and pro's we have diffrent slopes: For the beginner3/4 different heels/slopes/ bingenerss and advance heels/slopes, we gonna started smalll just for get the feels and build our confince before we excel or say progress to different heel. For the pro's we have longer and steeper slopes. After the hard work, we offer the guests a light lunch/snack and cold drinks, that they get back their energy. After 2/3 hours in dunes and we are all satisfied we bring our guests back to their accommodatiion - Morning (9.30am) and afternoon (2.30pm) sessions , we are flexible as anytime that suits works with us as well. - Light lunch/Snacks and drinks included - Pick up at their accommodation - Stand up and lie down - No experiences needed - Beautiful view over the sea and the Namib desert - Fun and easy to learn/no experience - All ages welcome
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$60.00
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US$60.00

Classic Sandwich Harbour Tour

Classic Sandwich Harbour Tour

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Absolutely stunning and unique Dune & Sea Views harsh and desolate area constantly changing,and see the amazing wild life in it,see how animals and plants have adapted to hot harsh desert conditions, exciting dune drives with talented drivers and knowledgeable guides view the Middle five:Seals, Jackals, Springbuck ,Ostriches Oryx's and how they survive Thousands of pink Flamingos, Pelicans, Avocets and Plovers, some endemic species, cute little Sanderlings amazing numbers of birds in the Ramsar Walvisbay Wetlands one of the biggest evaporation pond Salt mines in Africa with its pink salt waters get to Taste and Feel the Desert, the quietness, the ambience, amazing....
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$106.30
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US$106.30

Moon Land Vally and Welwitschia Plains Namib Desert Swakopmund

Moon Land Vally and Welwitschia Plains Namib Desert Swakopmund

A guided tour from Swakopmund to Namibia’s popular “Moon Landscape” is made easy on a guided tour. Private transportation brings you directly from your hotel to the famous dunes, where a guide highlights the area’s history—distinct from anywhere else in the world. Inclusions such as lunch and national park fees make for a hassle-free outing.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$200.00
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US$200.00

Desert and Dunes 4x4 Tour Swakopmund

Desert and Dunes 4x4 Tour Swakopmund

Guests who would like to enjoy some 4x4 fun, coupled with breathtaking views and unique topography will find that this tour is just what they need. The tour is perfect for individuals who have some time to spare or who require an adrenaline filled experience in the Namib Desert without having to spend to much money. Great for the morning or afternoon. Can also be customised to include some additional activities such as dune boarding or enjoining a sun-downer. There are a variety of choices.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$54.76
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US$54.76

Sandwich Adventure: Seals and Sandwich harbour dune drive

Sandwich Adventure: Seals and Sandwich harbour dune drive

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Viewing the extensive bird life in the Ramsar Convention Walvisbay Wetlands where up 250000 birds can be seen from time to time, to the many Seals in the seal colony including huge Bulls and Pups, to the magnificent views Sandwich Harbor, where Sea meets Dunes, and the surrounding Dunes have to offer, together with the adrenaline evoking skillful dune driving by the guide, the pure passion and enthusiasm the guide portrays of this beautiful scenic but harsh area. Knowledgeable and passionate guides make this tour exceptional. an exceptionally unique experience few get the see creating unforgettably fond memories
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$144.95
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US$144.95

Quad Bike Tour (2 hours)

Quad Bike Tour (2 hours)

Desert Explorers is considered the number one adventure hub along Namibia's coast. We pride ourselves in providing excellent and friendly service by professional guides. We also prioritize the conservation of our desert by only taking set-out routes and ensuring our desert stays clean. Desert Explorers will be sure to give you an unforgettable experience in Namibia. Our tours are mostly private; however, if we are fully booked during peak season we may group smaller groups together. We generally provide one guide for every six guests. Note that youth who ride their own quad bike pay the adult price.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$43.65
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US$43.65
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Walwitschia Plan Moonlandscape &Namib Desert Explorer Day Tour

Walwitschia Plan Moonlandscape &Namib Desert Explorer Day Tour

East from Swakopmund we finds one of the oldest plant species in the world. The Welwitschia Mirabilis which can grew to be Thousands of years old. The Moon landscape is truly one of Namibia's natural wonders with it majestic views and the result of thousands of years erosion,If you're on a quest to see weltwitschias, continue east along the Weltwitschia Drive to the Moon Landscape, a vista across eroded hills and valleys carved by the Swakop River. Here you may want to take a quick 12km return side-trip north to the farm and oasis of Goanikontes, which dates from 1848. It lies beside the Swakop River amid fabulous desert mountains, and serves as an excellent picnic site.Goanikontes is a stunning resort and camp situated in the lunar landscape of Namibia, amid the Namib Naukluft and Dorob National Parks. The natural surroundings are amazing and the rest camp is just 50 m away from the Swakopmund River. The beautiful moon landscapes strikes the oasis and even the famous
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$102.57
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US$102.57

Swakopmund & Walvisbay Flamingo Dune 7 Half Day Privat Tour

Swakopmund & Walvisbay Flamingo Dune 7 Half Day Privat Tour

Our Cultural Township Tours are all about the people. To truly experience the warmth, friendliness and humanity of township residents of Mondesa, you have to walk its streets. Hear the children at play, smell the sidewalk barbecues, taste locally brewed beer and not to forget the food, local mopane worms, learn to say “Uuharapo” and the Click language, experience what is meant by “Ubuntu”Explorer the Eco-friendly Cycling Township Tour with your private local Guide Explore different cultures in Mondesa and meet local people in the Community with your local, personal tour guide, get to know Namibia better, learn about the different tribes in Namibia from Ovambo, Damara, Herero and the Ovahimba people. Experience a local Traditional meal prepared at a family home in the Township / Lunch or Dinner End your tour with a live performance by a local choir from the Township
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  • 4 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$51.29
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US$51.29

Swakopmund Dune Sanboarding Day Tour

Swakopmund Dune Sanboarding Day Tour

Sandboarders will be collected from their accommodation in Swakopmund ± 09h30 and taken to the Namib desert, the oldest desert in the world, that houses some of the largest sand dunes on this planet. There is no better way to experience these wonders in an environmentally friendly way, than to zoom down them head first on a traditional Swakopmund sand board. Over the years, the equipment used to whiz down the dune slip-faces, has advanced from a simple piece of cardboard to snowboards, especially adapted for speeding down the sandy surface Lie down. - For the lying down style you use a specially polished board to slide headfirst down a dune. Speeds of up to 80km/h can be reached. (For that maximum adrenaline buzz! Stand-up - For the standing-up style, you use standard snowboarding equipment and you 'surf' your way down the dunes. It is advisable to have some snowboarding or surfing experience to get the most of the day, but it isn't necessary.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$95.00
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US$95.00

Sandwich harbour and Welwitschia Tour

Sandwich harbour and Welwitschia Tour

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Our Tour takes us onto the harsh gravel plains of the Namib Desert and learn how Plants and animals have adapted to this hostile condition. how plants and animals survive of the moisture of the Fog, to formation of the Moonlandscape and how the age old Welwitschia Plants grow.... then past Dune 7 into Walvisbay to the wetland and onto the beautiful and stunning Sandwich Harbour dunes.... This is a long day and lunch is served
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$148.17
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US$148.17

Quad Bike Tours

Quad Bike Tours

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Yes, quad biking is a fun activity, but what makes a quad biking experience with us so unique is that you will be riding your bike in the oldest desert in the world. Imagine a backdrop with magnificent sand dunes as far as the eye can see, it truly is an unforgettable scene. You'll also get a glimpse of the ocean on certain tours, take that epic picture with the Namib Desert on one side and the Atlantic on the other. We have been around for a very long time, and you'll be sure to be accompanied by an experienced and professional guide. Finally, we love the desert, and our tours are fashioned in a responsible way to ensure our desert maintains it's beauty and that we can continue our explorations for many years to come. No one travelling to Namibia should miss an opportunity to ride a quad in the desert. We have many visitors who have never been on a quad bike, and they walk away absolutely exhilarated! Let us help you make memories in Namibia.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$43.65
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US$43.65

Sandwich 4x4: Guided Self drive experience

Sandwich 4x4: Guided Self drive experience

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Its an absolutely awesome experience to learn how to drive your own car like a professional in these absolutely unique areas. An unforgettable experience. Competent and experienced Guides take you driving up and down these enormous dunes whilst experiencing the Classic Sandwich Harbour Tour. See the amazing pink waters of the Salt Mine, view the thousands of waders in the Ramsar Wetland, Flamingos, Pelicans and all the species, view Seals and Jackals whilst driving on the Beach and then onto the towering Dunes. Coaching and sharing experiences with the Guide. No chances are taken and driver compatible routes are chosen to optimize SAFETY, but you will surely take home the thrill and the stunning views in one of your most favourable memories.....guaranteed.... join us
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$161.05
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US$161.05
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