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
 
 

Into the Northwest Passage

Commencing with a monumental cruise along one of Greenland's longest fjords, this voyage of discovery delves into the heart of the Northwest Passage. Sailing out to Davis Strait we cross into the Arctic Circle and head north, stopping along the Sisimiut Coast, where we encounter colourful houses set on the treeless tundra, and meet the friendly locals to share in their culture. In Ilulissat, we marvel at vast icefields and visit the vibrant fishing community there. Crossing from Greenland to the Canadian Arctic, we will continue our journey as conditions permit, exploring legendary locations swathed in ice and bathed in northern light, among them: Baffin Island, Peel Sound and Parry Channel along with Queen Maud and Coronation Gulf. Beechey Island holds the graves of the ill-fated Franklin expedition. Our trip concludes in the Canadian town of Kugluktuk.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Embark ship in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
DAY 2 Sisimiut Coast
DAYS 3/4 Ilulissat
DAYS 5/6 West Greenland Coast
DAY 7 Qikiqtarjuaq
DAY 8 East Baffin
DAY 9 Northeast Baffin
DAY 10 Devon Island
DAY 11 Beechey Island
DAYS 12 /13 Peel Sound and Parry Channel
DAY 14 Usqsuqtuuq (Gja Haven)
DAY 15 Queen Maud Gulf
DAY 16 Coronation Gulf
DAY 17 Disembark ship in Kugluktuk (Coppermine), Canada

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Trip Code: CNE
Trip Grading:
Duration:  17 days
Activities:  Cruising Adventure Touring Day Walking
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Next Trip:  17 August 2018
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price: USD$9295 Quadruple private
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Triple US $ 10895
Interior Twin US $ 12595
Exterior Twin US $ 14095
Main Twin US $ 15595
Comfort Twin US $ 17095
Select Twin US $ 18595
Superior Twin US $ 20095
Junior Suite US $ 21595
Suite US $ 23095
Optional Charter Flights US $ 2495

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