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Columbia & Snake Rivers Journey

Harvests, History & Landscapes

Date: Thu, October 22, 2020 - Thu, October 29, 2020

Trip Status: Waiting for the brochure

Price: From $5,440

Activity Level: Moderate

Region: North America

Arrangements: Lindblad Expeditions

Discover the history, geology, excellent food and wine, and the sheer beauty of the Pacific Northwest. The powerful Columbia and Snake Rivers flow through a beautiful land and offer access to fantastic wineries, places to kayak and hike, and extraordinary scenery—you’ll experience it all. Hike to a towering waterfall. Taste local fruit at a local orchard and enjoy views of Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams. Visit sites used by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark while they made their way to the Pacific Coast and learn about their explorations. 

Travel through the region as early explorers, settlers, and natives did—by the waterways that stretch far inland from the Pacific Ocean. The NEW 50-cabin National Geographic Venture will enable you to:

  • Sail in the wake of Lewis & Clark and their legendary Corps of Discovery expedition

  • Spend a day cruising through the spectacular Columbia River Gorge, taking in the views from the bow and perfecting your landscape photography skills

  • Taste the bounty of the region through their harvests and fresh, local, and delectable cuisine

  • Experience the region up-close on water-level Zodiac and kayak forays, or by hiking monumental Beacon Rock or Palouse Falls

  • Transit a series of eight locks that lift the ship 700 feet, 10 times the elevation of the Panama Canal

 

Every day is educational and engaging, and options abound with guided tours of museums, historic sites, and either an orchard or winery. Walk, hike, kayak, or Zodiac cruise. Or, if you’d prefer to take an afternoon off, grab a good book and relax on the ship’s sundeck. 

Itinerary

Day 1: Portland, Oregon / Embark Ship
Day 2: Astoria
Day 3: Columbia River Gorge / Hood River
Day 4: Cruising the rivers
Day 5: Exploring the Palouse River
Day 6: Clarkston, Washington
Day 7: Clarkston, Washington / Disembark

Reservations and Information

To reserve, complete a registration form in the brochure and fax it to (919) 660-0148 or call (919) 684-2988 to reserve conveniently over the phone.

To learn more about our travel program or any of our upcoming trips, please contact us at travel@daa.duke.edu or 919-684-2988

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Mode of Travel

River Cruise