6 Days from$7,160 p/p in USD
Guided, Small Group
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.
Safari types:Polar Bear Safari
You will visit:Churchill, Winnipeg
Wildlife:Polar Bear, Arctic Hare, Arctic Fox
Activities:Game Viewing, Dog Sled
Getting around:4x4 Vehicle
Start/end:Start/end in Winnipeg
- 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
- Experience life in the remote, frontier town of 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.
This tour is operated by Natural Habitat. Since 2007 all Natural Habitat’s trips and office operations have been completely carbon-neutral, making them the world’s first 100% carbon-neutral travel company. In 2019 Natural Habitat started offsetting all guests’ flights to and from the starting point of their adventures.
From the beginning of January 2007 through the end of 2018, Natural Habitat have offset 17,272 tons of carbon dioxide. According to the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) this is equivalent to 3,648 cars not on the road for a year; 2,551 homes not using electricity for one year or 447,624 tree seedlings grown for 10 years.
Price Per Person – GBP
From £5,851 per person
Minimum group size: 1
Maximum group size: 16
- Return flight from Winnipeg to Churchill
- Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
- 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
- All airport/hotel transfers
- 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
- No surcharge guarantee
- Full financial protection
- 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.
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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.