Annapurna and Tilicho Lake

What a fantastic trip! Really really great, what an adventure and what a fantastic team we had looking after us! There was never any doubt that we were save and more than well cared for. I was absolutely amazed at how easy and little fuss was made over my dietary requirements. They were reconfirmed at the beginning and that was the last I heard of it, it was all sorted. I have stayed in 5 star hotels in the past where ensuring my food was wheat and dairy free was a big hassle, yet your team managed to make it entirely easy and hassle free despite being in the back of beyond - I honestly can not praise them high enough.

Friederike Welter | United Kingdom
 
 

Spitsbergen Odyssey

With its rugged mountains, sweeping tundra, ice caps and glaciers, Svalbard is a true High Arctic archipelago, and only 600 miles from the North Pole. Usually known as Spitsbergen, the main islands cover an area almost as big as the Republic of Ireland, and is home to a population of 3,500 in five settlements. Virtually all of the islands are still an unspoilt wilderness. Its abundant wildlife was once a huge draw for whalers and trappers but now discerning visitors are discovering the attractions of huge Arctic seabird colonies and the chance to enjoy and photograph species like walrus, reindeer, Arctic Fox and of course, Polar Bear. During the endless summer days well north of the Arctic Circle we have ample time to explore the islands on foot and in zodiacs at a leisurely pace in the company of like minded people and highly experienced naturalists.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive in Longyearbyen and embark
DAYS 2/3 Cruising the coast of Spitsbergen
DAYS 4/6 Round Spitsbergen's northwest coast into the Arctic Ocean. If Ice conditions allow, we attempt to cross latitude 80 degrees north
DAYS 7/8 Cruise along the east coast of Spitsbergen
DAYS 9/10 Round Spitsbergen's South Cape (pack ice allowing) and journey north
DAY 11 Disembark Longyearbyen and transfer to airport for onward flight.

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Trip Code: SPU
Trip Grading:
Duration:  11 days
Activities:  Cruising Kayaking
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Next Trip:  06 July 2017
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price: USD$5700 triple public berth
No local payments required
Options & Supplements*
Twin Public US $ 6800
Twin Private US $ 8200
Mini Suite US $ 8600
Suite US $ 9800
K Kayaking - price subject to confirmation US $950
O Polar Snorkelling - price subject to confirmation US $975
D Polar Diving - price subject to confirmation US $975

*Prices listed are per person

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