Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced a remarkable program of voyages for 2019 that will venture into the Russian Arctic, one of the most rugged and wildlife-rich regions on the planet. The three itineraries will give a different glimpse into life in the remote Russian Far East & Bering Sea, where spectacular wildlife, an intriguing native culture, arresting mysteries, and world-class exploration history abound.
The human element is one of the richest aspects of visiting the Arctic, and this region is no exception. Communities of Siberian Yup’ik people still follow traditional methods of hunting seals and whales, while the coastal Koryak and Chukchi people of Russia have developed into incredible reindeer herders living off the land – and are a part of why few travelers leave this place unchanged.
Several of Lindblad’s exemplary expedition team have spent time in the region, and were integral to the development of the expeditions. “I have visited the region since 2004 and immediately fell in love with its landscape, abundant wildlife, and charming people of many cultures. Over several years of travel there, the wildlife never became commonplace for me – it was spectacular every time, “stated Jen Martin, Director of Field Staff and Expedition Development.
- Across the Bering Sea: From Katmai to Kamchatka:
- Life & Legend on the Bering Sea: Life & Legend on the Bering Sea:
- Exploring Russia’s Far East & Wrangel Island:
The voyages are set aboard the 102-guest National Geographic Orion, a state-of-the-art expedition ship, designed to safely explore the remote regions of the planet. A modern, elegant ship, her stylish setting features a dramatic, window-lined main lounge and library where the expedition community gathers for cocktails and Recap, and expansive outdoor spaces. Everywhere you turn as you cruise, you’ll find panoramic windows that connect you with the wild world you’re exploring. She is equipped with a full complement of cool tools to explore the environment, including kayaks, Zodiacs, and Remotely Operated Vehicle to explore the undersea.
For reservations or additional information on Lindblad Expeditions voyages to some of the most beautiful and fascinating places on Earth, visit www.expeditions.com, call 1-800-EXPEDITION (1-800-397-3348) or contact your travel advisor.