WWF Escape to the Andes

We visited the Andean school which was built by World Expeditions and presented the children with books, pens, pencils etc which some of us had brought from Australia. The extra weight was worthwhile when we saw the expressions on the children’s faces. I could never imagine children in Australia smiling so broadly at being given an exercise book and pen!

Jean Hampson | Queensland, Australia
 
 

Russia's Ring of Fire

This expedition explores one of the most geologically active and biologically rich parts of the planet. Thelarge number of live volcanoes on the Kamchatka Peninsula and along the Kuril Islands, has earned thisregion the reputation of the Pacific’s ‘Ring of Fire’. This is a land of stunning bays and snow-cappedvolcanoes, whose alpine meadows and lowland forests support a great diversity of wildlife. The seas washing these isolated coasts are equally rich in life; they are among the most productive in the world, teeming with birds and marine mammals. Huge bird colonies dot the cliffs, and large seal rookeries are scattered along the coast. The volcanic Kuril Islands chain comprises 32 islands, stretching across the Bering Sea between Russia and Japan. On this voyage we focus on the extraordinary biodiversity of the area, and get to know the people that call this wild outpost home.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Sakhalin Island, board the Spirit of Enderby
DAY 2 Kunashir Islands
DAY 3 Itirup Island
DAY 4 Urup and Chirpoy Islands
DAY 5 Simushir and Yankicha Islands
DAY 6 Toporkovy and Matua Islands
DAY 7 Onekotan Island and Atlasova
DAY 8 Bukhta Russkaya
DAY 9 Zhupanova River, Kamchatka
DAYS 10/11 Commander Islands
DAY 12 At sea
DAY 13 Disembark ship in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy

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Duration:  13 days
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Next Trip:  30 May 2017
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price: USD$7300 Main Deck Triple public
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Mandatory Landing Fees US $ 500
K Kayaking Option US $1025

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