Legends of the South Pacific: Tahiti to Easter Island Expedition & Wilderness Medical Conference, 10 CME.
03 December 2014 to 22 December 2014
Dr Freer is the Medical Director of Yellowstone National Park, ex President of the Wilderness Medical Society and subject of the documentary ‘Everest ER’which features her work running the field hospital at Everest Base Camp. You will also travel with an Expedition Leader, a team of naturalists, an undersea specialist, divemasters, a National Geographic photographer and a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor, who are amazing experts in their own right, and consequently offer a superb environment from which to explore this incredible region.
Aboard the luxurious, 102-guest National Geographic Orion
- Dive or snorkel the stunning reefs of Fakarava, part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and the Pitcairn Islands, one of National Geographic Explorer‐in‐Residence Enric Sala’s Pristine Seas preservation areas.
- Trace the legend of the ill‐fated H.M.S. Bounty from Tahiti to Pitcairn Island, where descendants of its mutineers still live today.
- Explore the unusual geology and wildlife of Henderson Island, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and look for some of its endemic bird species. •
- Delve into the intriguing lost culture of Easter Island, and examine ancient burial sites and towering moai with an archaeologist. Laced with wispy islands and coral atolls, the tropical seas that stretch from French Polynesia to Easter Island have seen missionaries and mutineers, intrepid explorers and enigmatic cultures pass their way.
Traveling aboard the new National Geographic Orion, encounter spectacular volcanic landscapes in Bora Bora and uplifted atolls of Makatea and Henderson Island. Snorkel and dive some of the most remote and pristine reef systems in the world. Hear the tales of the Mutiny of the Bounty and the Kon‐Tiki, and experience the lively culture of the islands. End the voyage among the evocative statues of Easter Island.
You will be booking your trip directly with Lindblad Expeditions but doing sounder our conference name in order to gain access to our special lecture program. The conference content is CME accredited for 10 hours by the Wilderness Medical Society and will include the following topic headings:
- Altitude Illness
- Cold Weather Injuries
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Wilderness Environments
- Wilderness Medical Kits
- Interpersonal Features of Group Travel
- Psychological Issues in Expedition Travel
The cost of the conference is based on two people sharing a standard cabin but if you want to upgrade your cabin, travel singly or book separate travel arrangements then Lindblad Expeditions will be more than happy to make these arrangements for you. Most meals, landings and activities are included in the price but the arrangements will be governed by Lindblad Expedition’s terms and conditions.
How to book: Please email Liz Estes for a reservation form. Should you require further information regarding the itinerary, flights and travel arrangements or specific requirements regarding your stay on the National Geographic Orion, your point of contact is Liz at 888-773-9007, if ringing from outside the US on 001-212-261-9000 or email [email protected] We recommend you make your flight arrangements through Lindblad especially if travelling from the US to tie in with local ground arrangements.