Newfoundland Adventure: Eastbound

Trip Code: SESR

Why we love it

Take in superb coastal views as you enjoy a delicious picnic lunch followed by a walk along the Skerwink Trail, one of the North America’s best trails., Marvel at Western Brook Pond, the spectacular glacier-carved landlocked fjord, during a scenic boat tour that gets you closer to nature., Cruise through pristine waters surrounding twillingate, keeping an eye out for whales, seabirds and more., Watch puffins at Elliston’s renowned viewing site which offers one of the closest land views of these birds in North America., Wander the ancient landscape at UNESCO World Heritage listed Gros Morne National Park and marvel at tumbling waterfalls and towering cliffs.

Is this trip right for me?

There are a few opportunities for easy hikes so sturdy footwear is recommended.

Itinerary also runs in reverse, from St. John's to Deer Lake. Enter trip code SESN on our website for details.

Important information

1. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 10 am. Please make your own way to the Joining Point Hotel listed in the Essential Trip Information for this itinerary. After the welcome meeting, the group will depart from Deer Lake for Gros Morne National Park.
2. Your adventure ends on Day 7 after breakfast. There are no activities included on that day.
3. A single supplement is available for this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

What to bring/pack

What you need to bring will vary according to the trip style you have chosen, the places you are visiting and when you are travelling. We recommend you pack as lightly as possible and make sure that you can carry and lift your own luggage and walk with it for short distances or up or down a flight of stairs. Our travellers usually find the smaller their luggage is, the more they enjoy the trip not having to worry about carrying heavy bags! Aim to keep your main luggage under 15kg.

All luggage is carried in trailers or inside the vehicle so please don't bring more than one medium sized bag, backpack or suitcase per person. Your luggage may get some rough handling, so make sure it's a tough one. You'll also need a daypack to carry water, camera, jacket, etc when you’re exploring during the day.

Below we have listed the essentials for this trip:, https://www.intrepidtravel.com/packing-list, WATER BOTTLE
Please bring your own water bottle to refill along the way. Although it can be difficult to avoid bottled water when travelling, please use the water dispensers which are provided on some of our vehicles and at some of our accommodation. Your leader will advise whether tap water is safe to drink in your destination, if it is you can simply refill with tap water. When unable to avoid bottled water it is better to buy the largest available and distribute into your smaller bottle for the day.

Physical rating

 
2

Joining your group

Holiday Inn Express Deer Lake, 38 Bennett Avenue, Deer Lake, Deer Lake, Newfoundland, A8A 1A9, CANADA, Phone: 709 6353232

Welcome to the Holiday Inn Express Deer Lake, a hotel located near Deer Lake Regional Airport YDF with free hot breakfast and an indoor pool with an 80 foot waterslide. Enjoy our great services like free high-speed internet access and fitness center. Our spacious rooms feature queen or king beds and 37 inch flat screen TVs, fridges and microwaves.

Joining instructions

Our hotel is located 6.3km/3.9 miles from Deer Lake Regional Airport (YDF).

Star Taxi is the primary ground transportation service provider at the airport. They provide taxi services to all areas of the region and also operate a shuttle service to nearby Corner Brook.

We recommend contacting Star Taxi 24 to 48 hours prior to arrival. There is a kiosk in the terminal and direct line that you can also use to arrange ground transportation. Star Taxi Phone: 709-634-4343

Finishing your trip

ALT Hotel St. John's, 125 Water St, St. John's, A1C 5X4, CANADA, Phone: +1 7093832125

Alt Hotel St. John's overlooks the St. John's Harbour, offering spectacular views of the Narrows; it’s the perfect location, no matter your plans. In a city with so much to explore outdoors, you’ll be torn between staying out late and tucking in early to take advantage of the hotel’s signature comfort and exhilarating design.

Meals & dietary information

Breakfasts included: 6

Lunches included: 3

Dinners included: 1

While travelling with us you'll experience the vast array of wonderful food available in the world. Your group leader will be able to suggest restaurants to try during your trip. To give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat, generally not all meals are included in the trip price. This also gives you more budgeting flexibility. As a rule our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. If you have dietary requirements and/or food allergies, please let your booking agent know prior to departure.

Climate & seasonal information

WEATHER IN NORTH AMERICA
Due to the size and topography of the US and Canada, there's a huge amount of variation in the climate. We recommend you consider both the season and the part of North America you intend to visit, so that you can best pack for your adventure.

CANADIAN NATIONAL HOLIDAYS
The following national holidays are observed in Canada, which can affect our itinerary as traffic can be extreme, and shops, restaurants and attractions can be closed:

New Year's Day (01 January)
Good Friday (date varies)
Victoria Day (Monday before 25 May)
Canada Day (01 July)
Labour Day (first Monday in September)
Thanksgiving Day (second Monday in October)
Christmas Day (25 December)

In case of emergency

While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group leader or our local representative straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.

We recognise that there may be times when your group leader/local partner may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the leader to speak to their direct manager.

You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. Please do be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is completed, so informing us while still travelling will give us the opportunity to resolve the issue in real-time.

For general contact details please use the following page: http://www.intrepidtravel.com/ourtrips/contact/

In case of a genuine crisis or emergency, you can reach our local office on the number below:

Intrepid’s Local Operator: +1 514 948 4145

Accommodations

The style of accommodation indicated in the day-to-day itinerary is a guideline only and may change. On some occasions, alternative arrangements may need to be made due to the lack of availability of rooms in our preferred accommodation. In these cases, we will use a similar standard of accommodation.

Throughout the trip, we request that our properties prepare rooms in time for our arrival, especially if we're arriving prior to normal check-in time. However, this isn't always possible which means we won't be able to check-in immediately on arrival at some hotels. Instead, we can store our luggage and explore our new destination or on some trips, have use of shared day rooms until all rooms are available.

Transportation

NORTH AMERICA VEHICLES
Our large fleet of vans are fully equipped with dual air-conditioning system, V8 engines and any camping or cooking equipment needed for your trip. Most have cloth-upholstered seats and carpeted interior with radio/tape or CD players. Your luggage is transported in a trailer which is towed behind the van.

The vans are regularly serviced in our own maintenance facility and continuously checked and serviced by a well-established network of maintenance and service facilities throughout the continent. However, unforeseen maintenance problems can still occur while on the road and we appreciate the patience of our travellers as we make necessary repairs as quickly as possible.

While your group will have a van for all included activities on the trip, the services of the van and the driver may not be available for your use during free time, or after you have arrived for the day. If you need a special trip into town you may need to arrange transport or a taxi.


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