January 11, 2006 - Penguins. Polar bears. Howler monkeys. Dramatic landscapes. Majestic glaciers. Take the journey of a lifetime with G Adventures, Canada’s largest adventure travel company, aboard the legendary ship, the M/S Explorer. Spot unique wildlife, check out breathtaking scenery, and enjoy visits with local communities while travelling to some of the most exceptional destinations in the world: Spitsbergen, Greenland, Antarctica and the Amazon.
The M/S Explorer carries just 108 passengers and her compact size, shallow draft and ice strengthened double hull were specifically designed for the rigours of expedition and exploratory travel – it’s a go anywhere ship for the go anywhere traveller. While itineraries are well planned, we always seize opportunities for adventure before they pass - anything from interrupting dinner to watch a pod of breaching whales accompanying the ship, or jumping aboard Explorer's fleet of Zodiacs for a bracing shore-bound ride.
Some of our exciting expeditions in 2006 include:
Journey from the largest town in northern Norway to the community of Longyearbyen, on this 13-day voyage of discovery. Expect some fantastic encounters with polar bears, seals, walruses, seabirds, and perhaps the unique Svalbord reindeer. When not keeping an eye out for wildlife, the scenic fjords and glaciers are sure to capture your imagination. Prices start at $2,245 CAD. Departures: June 9, 2006, June 9, 2007.
Realm of the Polar Bear
From close-up encounters with huge icebergs and glaciers, to the variety of unique wildlife, this is a 10-day voyage of non-stop highlights. Roaming polar bears, lounging seals, grazing reindeer and colonies of birds all co-exist in this harsh land we dare only to explore a couple of months a year. Prices start at $3,500 CAD. Departures: June 21, 2006, June 30, 2006, July 9, 2006
Amazon Heartland – Iquitos to Manaus
A unique 10-day voyage on the mighty Amazon river. We explore the world’s most diverse ecosystem, with its fascinating wildlife and stunning scenery. From the roar of howler monkeys to meeting remote indigenous Amazon tribes, this is true expedition. Prices start at $2,445 CAD. Departures: April 18, 2006, April 19, 2007.
Circumnavigate Newfoundland (NEW!)
What better way to see a place so shaped by the sea than by ship? The warmth wit and hospitality of the people, the soul stirring music and the rough beauty of the shores draw us here with new surprises and delights to greet us along the way. Highlights include St. John’s, Bonavista Bay, Fogo Island, The Great Northern Peninsula, Gros Morne National Park, St. Pierre et Miquelon, and the Avalon Peninsula. Prices start at $2695 CAD. Departures: September 17, 2006, September 17, 2007.
Explorers Voyage to Antarctica (NEW!)
Experience vast penguin rookeries and seal colonies on this grand voyage to Antarctica. This 21-day trip visits historical sites of past explorers, and the wildlife rich island of South Georgia. Antarctica is beyond comprehension and sure to amaze any traveller seeking a true adventure to the world’s most remote wilderness. Prices start at $8090 CAD. Departures: Nov 9, 2006, Nov 9, 2007.
Our 10-day Antarctica Classic expedition focuses on the South Shetland Islands and Antarctic Peninsula, home to some of the planet’s most impressive wildlife and dramatic landscapes. Experience a voyage of a lifetime to a land where penguins rub shoulders with seals and Orcas and whales are often seen plying the icy waters. Prices start at $3,570 CAD. Departures: March 1, 2006, March 10, 2006
*Prices do not include international airfare, local payment and fuel surcharge payment.
About G Adventures
G Adventures is Canada’s largest adventure travel company and a world leader in the adventure industry. We offer unique small group adventures, safaris and expeditions on all seven continents with a focus on culture, nature and active travel to more than 40,000 travellers annually. Our unique and varied styles of award-winning trips are ideal for people with a sense of adventure - who want to travel off the beaten path, immerse themselves in the local culture and environment and experience the real world in a sustainable manner. G Adventures is also the proud owner of the legendary polar expedition ship the M/S Explorer. Through G Adventures’ commitment to responsible tourism, we have developed the Planeterra Foundation as a way for us and our travellers to give back to the communities we visit on our trips. Please visit us online at www.gadventures.com.
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