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Yet_rivers_bg Passage of Lewis and Clark

Dates: August 13 - August 21, 2017

Total Duration: 9 days

Cost: From $3,999 per person, double occupancy (not including airfare)

Deposit (per participant): $1,000

Activity level: Moderately Active

David Evans
Geology and Geophysics

Vehicle: American Empress

Tour Operator: Go Next

Region: North America And Caribbean


Discover the pristine glory of the Pacific Northwest––a region of unparalleled natural bounty and spellbinding beauty––where majestic waterfalls plunge down mossy cliffs, and powerful rivers flow through deep, awe-inspiring gorges edged by steep canyon walls, rugged high desert, and mountains swathed in dense emerald forests. From Clarkston to Portland, follow Lewis and Clark's epic passage along the Columbia and Snake Rivers aboard the American Empress, the largest and most elegant riverboat west of the Mississippi. Your adventure begins with a hotel stay in Spokane, Washington's second-largest city. Then board the grand American Empress at Clarkston, where rich Native American culture springs to life at the nearby Nez Perce National Historical Park. Explore Sacajawea State Park, the site of Lewis and Clark's 1805 campsite, and admire the lovely scenery and small-town charm of The Dalles, the end of the Oregon Trail. Head ashore at Stevenson, Washington, your gateway to the famed Bonneville Dam and Columbia Gorge Interpretive Center Museum. Before concluding your journey in Portland, the "City of Roses," visit the oldest city west of the Rockies, Astoria, blending splendid Victorian homes and maritime relics with delightful cafés and shops. From the cascading majesty of Multnomah Falls, a 611-foot-tall natural treasure, to fascinating Lewis and Clark sites such as Middle Village and Station Camp, Cape Disappointment, and Fort Clatsop, this seven-night voyage highlights the region's compelling history and scenic wonders.

Optional post-trip extensions: Historic Portland & Oregon's Willamette Valley

David Evans

David Evans '92, Professor of Geology and Geophysics at Yale, is an expert on the past motions of continents and the forces that build and... more>>