Costa Rica Traverse

I have postponed sending this letter until now so as to be uninfluenced by post-trip emotions, as it were. But even 9 months on, I still cannot help but praise this expedition. It was a wonderful mixture of guides & people. The grade was enough to focus you on the task in hand, and to get a real feeling & respect for the land. The kindness & generosity displayed by ALL of the WE representatives on the trip all complimented the experience, turning it away from a regular organised expedition and into something more - something that has fed and quickened soul - and for adventure. Thank you.

Simon Stuart | Gloucester
 
 

Northwest Passage East to West

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. A hike through the tundra at Karrat Fjord provides opportunities for grand vistas and encounters with the local wildlife. 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: Smith Sound, the Beaufort Sea, Prince of Wales Strait, Amundsen Gulf and Melville Island. Lancaster Sound is famous for its beluga whales and other marine mammals. 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
DAY 3 Ilulissat
DAY 4 Karrat Fjord
DAY 5 Upernavik
DAY 6 Kap York
DAY 7 Smith Sound
DAY 8 Aujuittuq (Grise Fiord)
DAY 9 Coburg Island
DAY 10 Dundas Harbour & Devon Island
DAY 11 Beechey Island
DAY 12 Bathurst Island
DAY 13 Melville island
DAY 14 Banks Island
DAY 15 Prince of Wales Strait
DAY 16 Ulukhaktok (Holman)
DAY 17 Disembark ship in Kugluktuk (Coppermine), Canada

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Trip Code: CNP
Trip Grading:
Duration:  17 days
Activities:  Cruising Adventure Touring Day Walking
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Next Trip:  20 August 2015
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price: USD$8995 Quadruple private
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Mandatory Discovery Fund Fee US $ 250
Triple US $ 10195
Interior Twin US $ 11895
Exterior Twin US $ 13395
Main Twin US $ 14895
Comfort Twin US $ 16395
Select Twin US $ 17895
Superior Twin US $ 19395
Junior Suite US $ 20895
Suite US $ 22395
Optional Charter Flights US $ 2395

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