Costa Rica Traverse

The trip was an amazing experience. As expected it was physically tough but worth every drop of sweat and mud (no blood fortunately). For me personally, I found the heat hard to adjust to. I expected us to benefit from the shade of the rainforest more than we did and I guess going from a Scottish winter to an equatorial country didn't help. Having said that it didn't detract from my enjoyment, just made it harder work. We were also lucky because all 13 of us got on very well and it was a good mix of people. A special mention has to go to the guides and Danny in particular. I remember when we did the Cycling in the Andes that the guides were good but Danny was excellent. As well as being extraordinarily fit and knowledgeable about adventure stuff he was passionate about Costa Rica, it's environment and future. He had a great sense of humour and as if all that weren't enough he and his team were superb cooks. Although this wasn't everyone's idea of a relaxing holiday I came home envigorated and motivated with stacks of energy - apart from having to negotiate Terminal 5 on it's second day of chaos! I've already been on your website looking for the next potential challenge, if only work didn't get in the way.


J Dunthorne | UK
 
 

Across the Circle

Since Captain Cook first crossed the Antarctic Circle in 1773, it has held a deep fascination for adventurers and explorers alike. On this voyage we attempt to venture towards the line, and discover a whole new world of rarely explored bays and coves; a treasure trove of exciting and remote new places, where only a few are fortunate to visit. This is a journey filled with wonderful discoveries and the joy of exploration in an untouched wonderland. With regular landings on our zodiacs, we walk among the multitude of penguin rookeries and seal colonies in the vicinity of Deception Island, Gerlache Strait, Paradise Bay and the Lemaire Channel. Throughout the voyage there are ample opportunities to enjoy our wildlife encounters, or to kayak, snorkel or dive the cool waters of this pristine environment.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Punta Arenas and overnight at hotel
DAYS 2 Fly to King George Island and embark ship
DAYS 3/8 Explore western side of the Antarctic Peninsula as far south as the Antarctic Circle, following a flexible itinerary with possible visits to Hannah Point, Livingston Island, Half Moon Island, Deception Island, Paradise Bay and Lemaire Channel, together with a host of other islands and scientific bases
DAYS 9/10 Cross Drake Passage
DAY 11 Disembark in Puerto William and fly to Punta Arenas where trip concludes

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Trip Code: AAC
Trip Grading:
Duration:  11 days
Activities:  Cruising Kayaking Diving Multi Activity
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Next Trip:  07 February 2018
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price: USD$9500 Triple Public
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Options & Supplements*
Twin Public US $ 11200
Twin Private US $ 13500
Mini Suite US $ 14500
Captains Suite US $ 15900
K Kayaking Option US $1050
D Diving Option US $975
O Polar Snorkelling Option US $600

*Prices listed are per person

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