CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF NEWFOUNDLAND - ElderTreks by wangnianwu

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									         Circumnavigation of Newfoundland
     Detailed Itinerary                                                                                                    24/05/12




     What better way to see a place so shaped by sea than by         Facts & Highlights
     ship? Come circumnavigate Newfoundland and discover             • 11 days • Start in and finish in St. John’s • All
                                                                     meals on board included • Travel aboard the Clipper
     the warmth, wit and hospitality of her people, the soul stir-   Adventurer • Easternmost city in Canada and the
     ring music and the rough beauty of her shores. Encounter        capital of Newfoundland & Labrador, St. John’s
                                                                     • One of the world’s most southerly expanses of
     rich colours, imposing skies and majestic cliffs aboard our     sub-Arctic tundra at the Cape St. Mary’s Ecological
     ship, the Clipper Adventurer. Expedition cruising is a won-     Reserve • Experience the history of the former
                                                                     bustling fishing community, Battle Harbour • The
     derful way to experience remote regions in an informal and      earliest known European settlement in the New
     relaxed atmosphere. Zodiacs take us to areas rich in wildlife   World at L’Anse aux Meadows • The remains of
                                                                     a Basque whaling station at Red Bay • Visit the
     or for shore exploration. Sail along coastlines steeped         ‘Galapagos’ of geology hiking the tablelands in Gros
     in history, past massive colonies of puffins and gannets        Morne National Park • Visit to France at the island
                                                                     of St. Pierre • Follow in the steps of Captain James
     and archeological sites. We always keep our eyes open for       Cook during our visit to Ramea • Experience a piece
     marine life while examining the island’s unique culture and     of the Miawpukek culture during our community
                                                                     visit in Conne River
     rich heritage.
                                                                     Departure Dates & Price
     We begin in North America’s oldest port, Fogo Town,
                                                                     Oct 01 – Oct 11, 12 from $4395
     named one of the four corners of the earth by the Flat
                                                                     see page 2 for complete rates per cabin class.
     Earth Society. Across the Strait of Belle Isle in Labrador,     Activity Level: 1
     explore the abandoned community of Battle Harbour. Visit        Comfort Level:
     the impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site at L’Anse aux         Seas can be rough. Wet and dry zodiac landings required.
     Meadows, a 1000 year old Viking settlement.                     Accommodations
     View the breathtaking glimpses of the earth’s mantle in         All travel aboard the M/S Clipper Adventure.




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Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
                                                                       labrador
Witness spectacular examples of ancient glacial action on                 l’anse
                                                                          amour         l’anse aux meadows
some of the oldest rocks in the world. Enjoy great birding
opportunity in the Bay of Islands. We sail Newfoundland’s                                conche
south coast, where we visit two remote outport communities,
accessible only by air and sea. Our passage continues to the
                                                                                       newfoundland
French-owned islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon. We com-                              gros morne NP
                                                                                                         st. john’s
plete our circumnavigation with a sunset Zodiac excursion                    bay of        conne river
                                                                            islands
to the beautiful cliffs of Cape St. Mary’s (home to the world’s                           francois
                                                                                       ramea
southernmost colony of northern gannets), before saying
                                                                                                    st. pierre &
farewell in St. John’s. Joining us on board will be a remarkable                        garia bay    miquelon
team of naturalists, historians, photographers, musicians and
local guides, who will impart their knowledge and experience
of the natural world and local culture and give life to times
past. Come and discover Newfoundland for the first time, the
way it was meant to be seen - by sea.


  2012 Prices
   Triple Cabin                - $4395
   Junior Double               - $4995
   Double                      - $5495
   Main Double                 - $6395
   Double Deluxe               - $6995
   Superior Double             - $7895
   Junior Suite                - $8495
   Suite                       - $8895
   Owner’s Suite               - $9295

  rates do not include Discovery Fund Fee of $250USD pp.




DAy 1 St. JoHN’S, NewFouNDlAND
We meet in St. John’s, Newfoundland’s historic,
vibrant capital. Picturesque and welcoming, it has
been continuously fished since 1498, allowing it
to boast the designation of North America’s oldest
European settlement. We will join the M/S Clipper
Adventure here.




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DAy 2 BoNAvIStA                                               stone and bone spearpoints and knives, a walrus
We will explore Bonavista Bay by first discovering            tusk, a harpoon head, an ivory carving and a bone
Canada’s easternmost national park. Terra Nova                whistle. The importance of L’Anse Amour Burial was
National Park was established in 1957, and provides           recognized in 1978, when it was made a National
400 square kilometers of pristine natural habitat to          Historic Site.
salmon, bear, moose, lynx and bald eagles. Rolling
hills and sheltered inlets have supported human               DAy 5 GRoS MoRNe NAtIoNAl PARk
existence since the days of the Beothuk and early             It has been said, “Gros Morne is to geology what
European settlers. Today, the park’s rugged coastlines        the Galapagos are to biology.” Spectacular scenery
and densely forested hills attract visitors from all          including Precambrian cliffs, deep inland fjords
over the world.                                               and volcanic “pillow” rocks formed as lava cooled
                                                              underwater- is just one of the reasons we stop here
DAy 3 l’ANSe Aux MeADowS                                      year after year. Highlights on this day include time
                                                              spent exploring the Tablelands, a 600m (1900 ft)
L’Anse aux Meadows, a UNESCO World Heritage Site,
                                                              high plateau that forms one of the world’s best
is the only authenticated Viking settlement in North
                                                              examples of ancient rock exposed from the earth’s
America. Located at the tip of Newfoundland’s Great
                                                              interior, and exploring the fjord by ship.
Northern Peninsula, it is widely regarded as one of
the most important archaeological sites globally.
                                                              DAy 6 CAPe St. GeoRGe
                                                              The small, picturesque community of Cape St.
DAy 4 ReD BAy AND l’ANSe AMouR
                                                              George is located at the westernmost tip of the Port
Red Bay is a fishing village and former site of several
                                                              au Port Peninsula and serves as an unspoiuled slice
Basque whaling stations occupied between 1550 and
                                                              of Newfoundland life surrounded by mountains and
the early 1600s when they hunted right and bowhead
                                                              ocean.
whales. The remains of three Basque whaling
galleons and four small chalupas haunt the depths
of the waters in this area, making it an important            DAyS 7-8 tHe SoutH CoASt: GARIA
archaeological site and earning it a UNESCO                   BAy, FRANCoIS & RAMeA
nomination.                                                   The last of the true outport communities are found
L’Anse Amour is an important archaeological site,             here, and we will visit two of them. First, we visit
located on the Strait of Belle Isle coast was occupied        the tiny village of Francois. Dramatic rock strewn
between at least 5500 and 2000 BC by the Maritime             cliffs surround the village, a delicate waterfall runs
Archaic people who used the area for fishing and              through the centre of town and there is a short hike
hunting harp seals and walrus. The site contains              to a picturesque pond overlooking the community.
the oldest burial mound found in North America to             Thirty miles away by ship is the neighbouring
this day at about 7500 years old. The skeleton of an          community of Ramea. Though fewer in number
adolescent child was found underneath, his body was           now than at the peak of the cod fishery, the friendly
covered with red ochre and accompanied by several             residents of Ramea are no less hospitable. Tonight


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we are treated to music by the local band at an                 this island and its couterpart to the south, the island of
authentic Newfoundland ‘Kitchen Party.’                         Langlade. The 8 mile sand dune between the two islands
                                                                is peppered with over 500 shipwrecks.

DAy 9 ARRAN Cove AND CoNNe RIveR /
MIAwPukek                                                       DAy 11 St. JoHN’S, NewFouNDlAND
A visit to Miawpukek (Conne River) will reveal a                Discover one of the oldest cities in North America,
First Nation’s community that has the mandate                   a city unlike any other. Cradled in a harbour carved
of turning the community into an economically                   from 500 million year old rock and surrounded by
self-sufficient community guided by traditional                 hills running down to the ocean, St. John’s is the
values. Miawpukek became a permanent community                  most easterly point in North America. St. John’s has
sometime around 1822. Before 1822 it was one of                 been vitally important for centuries to explorers,
many semi-permanent camping sites used by the                   adventurers, merchants, soldiers, pirates, and all
Mi’kmaw people who were at the time still nomadic               manner of seafarers, who provided the foundation for
and travelling throughout the east coast.                       this thriving modern day city. It is a lively metropolis
                                                                with a vibrant art community and is home to many
DAy 10 MIqueloN, FRANCe                                         galleries, theatres and museums. The colorful streets
On the northern side of the larger island, the village of       and attractive waterfront, brimming with cafes,
Miquelon is inhabited by 600 people, mostly of Basque           restaurants and boutiques, do not disappoint.
and Acadian ancestry. Wildlife is most abundant on




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The M/S CLipper ADvenTurer DeTAiLS:




                                                            Library aboard the M/S Clipper Adventurer.
Maximum: 122 passengers, Registry: Bahamas,
Tonnage (GRT): 4364 tons
The M/S Clipper Adventurer is a
122-passenger vessel specifically constructed
for expedition voyages. Its ice-strengthened hull
permits the ship to glide easily and safely through
ice-strewn waters that are not accessible to
conventional cruise vessels.
All cabins aboard the ship are outside cabins
                                                            Standard Cabin aboard the M/S Clipper Adventurer.
with private bathrooms. The ship has advanced
communications and navigation equipment, and
newly installed, state-of-the-art Sperry Gyrofin
stabilizers.



 Triple Lower Deck - 1 upper 2 lower berths, porthole
 Junior Double - 2 lower berths, porthole
 Double - 2 lower berths, porthole
 Main Double - two lower berths, porthole
 Deluxe Double - two lower berths, porthole
 Superior - 2 lower berths, windows
 Deluxe - 2 lower berths, windows
 Junior Suite - 2 lower berths, windows
 Suite - 2 lower beds, sitting area, window
 Owner’s Suite — 2 lower berths, private bathrooms
 with a bathtub, windows




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questions & Answers                                             have charitable status and thus do not have the ability
                                                                to issue tax receipts. If it is essential for you to obtain
1. How big are the groups?
                                                                a tax receipt for your donation, the local supplier will
The M/S Clipper Adventurer is a 118 passenger
                                                                send your portion to an organization which has this
vessel. On board you will also have between 10 to 15
                                                                capability.
resource staff.
                                                                5. Are these “educational” tours?
2.what is included in the tour price?
From day 1 to disembarkation meals, entrance fees,              Yes, in the broadest sense of the word, “educational”.
and accommodations are included.                                We visit museums and local villages. We also have
                                                                talks and discussions on many aspects of the history
3.what is not included in the tour price?
                                                                and culture Newfoundland, but this is only one
International & charter flights, tips, Discovery Fund           aspect of what we do. We believe that it is equally
fee of ($250USD). Personal expenses like alcoholic              educational to meet new people on a non- commercial
beverages, telephone calls, internet & laundry are not          basis. Sometimes the most “educational” moments
included and put onto their ship board account which            are spent having a cold drink with the locals .
is payable in USD the night prior to disembarkation.
                                                                6. How do we travel during the tour?
Ships crew gratuities are not included, we suggest
                                                                We cruise on our vessel and often use zodiac’s for our
between $10-$14 per day per passenger.This goes
                                                                adventure excursions.
into a lump sum and distributed to the entire crew
equally.                                                        7.what are our accommodations like?

4.what is the Discovery Fund?                                   All cabins aboard the ship are outside cabins
                                                                with private bathrooms. The ship has advanced
The Discovery Fund is the result of committed
                                                                communications and navigation equipment, and
passengers longing for a way to give back to the
                                                                newly installed, state-of-the-art Sperry Gyrofin
regions they have visited during their expeditions.
                                                                stabilizers.
Our local supplier has made a point to support
local organizations and groups focusing on the                  8.what about the weather?
environmental, cultural and educational needs of each           We travel to Newfoundland during their fall
                                                                season. In general, Newfoundland can experience
region you will visit. Our local supplier, in cooperation
                                                                temperatures between 35-55 F (1-12 C).
with their friends in the North, assess where the
demand is the greatest and supports each cause                  9. when is payment due?
through monetary donations. Each passenger who                  A non-refundable deposit of $1000USD or £800 GBP
travels with our local supplier donates an additional           (plus insurance if you desire it) is due as soon as you
$250 USD to ensure the longevity and success of                 decide to go and will reserve your place on the tour.
the initiatives in these regions. Throughout the                The balance of the land payment is due 100 days
voyage you will see some of the projects that we have           before departure. Cancellation charges are applicable
funded over the years. Your donation goes a long                and these are outlined in the “Terms & Conditions”
way and helps ensure that many of these important               section of our brochure.
organizations, many at the grassroots level, are able
to carry on. Most of these local initiatives do not

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10. Is medical insurance required?                            13. can you arrange my flights?
Insurance coverage is not included in the cost of your        We would be happy to take care of your air
trip. Please note that medical insurance is required          arrangements. ElderTreks offers personalized flight
for this adventure with a minimum of $75,000                  itineraries, not group flights. Stop over enroute,
coverage for evacuation insurance, including air              come in a few days early, or extend your stay. Call us
ambulance. We strongly recommend cancellation                 for a customized itinerary.
and interruption insurance as well! ElderTreks offers         14. what if I would like more information?
comprehensive travel insurance and we are happy to
                                                              If you have any further questions about the
provide you with a quote if you call our office. If you
                                                              adventure, please call our office for more details.
are purchasing insurance elsewhere, please ensure
                                                              A Trip Specialist will be happy to answer your
you provide the details to ElderTreks as soon as
                                                              questions. A Trip Kit containing further details on
possible.
                                                              the destination will be sent to you once you have
11. what meals are included?                                  booked the trip.
All meals are included, starting with dinner on day 1
and finishing with breakfast on departure day.
12.what should I take on the tour?
There is a detailed “What to Take” list in our Trip
Kit, which we will send to you after you have booked
the trip.




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