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    $6620 p/p in USD
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    Oct, Nov
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Destinations

Destinations

Canada,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Luxury, Mid Range

Tour Overview

A fantastic polar bear experience, this small group adventure includes two full days and an evening excursion onto the Arctic tundra. Look for polar bears and other wildlife including Arctic hare, Arctic fox and snowy owls as well as the aurora borealis. The group is just 16 passengers to ensure unobstructed views of the tundra. Stay in Churchill, a frontier settlement which you’ll learn more about on a guided tour of the town and its surroundings together with informative evening presentations  about the local wildlife. The wilderness of the far north contrasts with the modern city of Winnipeg, where you should have some free time available to explore.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Polar Bear Safari
  • You will visit:
    Churchill
  • Getting around:
    Transfer Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Winnipeg

Highlights

  • See the world’s greatest concentration of polar bears in the intimacy of a small group
  • Travel on board the specially-designed Polar Rover for optimal viewing opportunities
  • Chance to see the northern lights during an evening on the tundra

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • All meals
  • Dog sledding excursion
  • Return flight from Winnipeg to Churchill

The Polar Rover

Permitted to travel right into the protected Churchill Wildlife Management Area, the fully heated Polar Rover is a specially designed vehicle offering unique steel mesh-floored viewing platforms, an elite suspension system and on-board flush toilet facilities. With a capacity of 35 passengers, this trip is limited to just 16 to ensure maximum comfort and a guaranteed window seat for all guests. All emissions from this package are 100% carbon-offset.

RATES – PER PERSON GBP

From £5,543  5 nights  13, 19, 20 Oct 2019
From £5,928  6 nights  16, 17, 19, 21, 22 Oct 2019
From £6,235  6 nights  23, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30 Oct 2019
From £5,851  5 nights  24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31 Oct 2019
From £5,851  5 nights  01, 02, 03, 05, 07 Nov 2019
From £6,235  6 nights  02, 05, 06, 08 Nov 2019
From £5,543  5 nights  09, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15 Nov 2019
From £5,928  6 nights  09, 10, 13 Nov 2019

Group Size

Minimum group size: 1
Maximum group size: 16

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom: 2 nights in Winnipeg, 3/4 nights in Churchill
  • All meals
  • Dog sledding excursion
  • Services of a professional expedition leader
  • Evening wildlife and cultural presentations
  • Loan of cold-weather gear including parka and boots
  • Permits and entrance fees
  • Return flight from Winnipeg to Churchill
  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Northern Lights Bradt Guide Book
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee

What's Excluded

  • International flights – Airfares start from around £550 per person and are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline/airport.

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Discover The World
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  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Discover The World‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

Arrive in Winnipeg, once a fur-trading post and boomtown for the Canadian Pacific Railway, today Manitoba’s cultural and commercial capital at the eastern edge of Canada’s vast prairies. Transfer to the historic Fort Garry Hotel, one of the city’s most prestigious landmarks. Meet your Expedition Leader at an orientation dinner this evening.

Fly to Churchill on a private charter flight. Originally a fur-trading post, Churchill is home to just under a thousand people where every autumn hundreds of polar bears congregate at the edge of Hudson Bay. After dinner enjoy an evening presentation on the Arctic’s wildlife and landscapes.

Spend two full days on the Arctic tundra, in search of the polar bears that gather here as they wait for the ice to solidify on Hudson Bay. You may see mothers with cubs, young males play-fighting, or a lone bear ambling over the tundra in solitary majesty. Your knowledgeable Expedition Leader will offer interpretation along the way, explaining the bears’ behavior and how they thrive in such a harsh environment. Each evening travel back to town for dinner and presentations on the wildlife or cultural aspects of life in the North.

Tour historic Churchill with your Expedition Leader, perhaps visiting local sled dogs en route to Cape Merry, where Arctic fox and Arctic hare are often spotted. Later, head out to the tundra for an evening of bear viewing, with dinner aboard the Polar Rover. If the skies are clear this nighttime tundra excursion might reveal another of nature’s most amazing sights – the aurora borealis.

A highlight this morning is an authentic dog sled ride. Meet a local musher and his team and spend time with the lively and affectionate dogs before taking turns riding behind them on an exhilarating trot through the boreal forest. If time permits, you may be able to pick up last-minute locally made handicrafts, relax over a hot chocolate in a local cafe, or even take an optional helicopter tour over the tundra before you fly back to Winnipeg.

Transfer to the airport after breakfast.

Classic Polar Bear Safari
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