Tuesday 9 October 2012

Discover the Pacific Northwest Passage On 'Safari Legacy'

American Safari Cruises has released its "Legacy of Discovery" small-ship travel experience in the U.S.A.'s Pacific Northwest interior aboard the 88 passenger vessel, Safari Legacy in conjunction with Australia’s premier small ship specialist, The Small Ship Adventure Co.

The perfect adventure getaway for couples and families, the 8 day / 7 night, small-ship adventure cruise journeys along the rugged Snake and Columbia Rivers in Oregon and Washington, bringing together panoramic scenery, wildlife encounters, historic landmarks, Washington's wine country and the natural history of the American West.

Departing from Portland, Oregon (return) aboard Safari Legacy, guests first explore the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Multnomah Falls in a kayak or skiff, past the forested and rocky riverbanks and towering pinnacles of basalt that once guided the explorers, Lewis and Clark on their epic journey. Beyond the rugged wilderness trails at the confluence of the Snake and Columbia Rivers, guests then enjoy the ultimate thrill aboard a jet boat to Hells Canyon, which slices through North America's deepest river gorge and past 7,000 year old Indian petroglyphs. Back on land there are treks along the Oregon Trail as well as a number of visits to region's historic pioneer forts including Fort Clatsop, Fort Walla Walla and the Whitman Mission and Bonneville Dam, an engineering feat which helped tame the mighty Columbia River.

Complementing the Pacific Northwest experience is a private tour to a Washington winery along with a visit Columbia Gorge Discovery Centre, Maryhill Museum and the Columbia Maritime Museum in enchanting Astoria, one of the region's quaintest cities brimming with grand Victorian bed and breakfast establishments, antique stores, cafes and maritime heritage.

For details, contact Ultimate Cruising www.ultimatecruising.com on 1300 662 943

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