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9 Day Arctic Safari Tour

Country: Canada
City: Winnipeg
Duration: 9 Day(s) - 8 Night(s)
Tour Category: Seasonal Events Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

9 Day Arctic Safari

Day 1: Arrive In Winnipeg

Arrive in Winnipeg where you will enjoy a relaxing stay at our choice hotel, THE GRAND Winnipeg Airport Hotel by Lakeview. At 7:00 pm a dinner will be held at the hotel, where you will meet your group and your adventure specialist. You will need your rest for your early morning departure to Churchill.

Includes: Dinner

Day 2: The Adventure Begins!

Arrive in Churchill by air, where one of our expert staff will meet you at the airport and provide you with instructions regarding your morning transfers. Your flight will take you northwest along the rugged Hudson Bay coastline to the finest polar bear viewing eco-lodge on the planet, Seal River Lodge.

There will be endless visuals en route, so keep those eyes open for polar bears, caribou, and other wildlife. Arrive at the Lodge, meet your hosts, check into your private room. Depending on your trip dates, you’ll either receive a safety briefing and head out for your first hike or pack an overnight bag and continue to Schmok Lake Tundra Camp where your orientation will be delivered.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3-7: Tundra Trekking, Hudson Bay Coastline, Tidal Flats, Arctic Ocean

The location of Seal River Heritage Lodge on the coast of Hudson Bay puts it directly in the path of polar bears who wander the shoreline as they await freeze-up. Your wildlife excursions will target the on-the-ground viewing of these iconic animals.

During your stay, you may also encounter colored and Arctic fox, sik-siks (Arctic ground squirrels), and Arctic hare. Due to the timing of your trip, there is also the potential to see a myriad of Hudson Bay migratory and shorebirds. At Schmok Lake Tundra Camp you’ll enjoy two unforgettable days of glamping in the Barren Lands, walking in the ancient migratory path of the Qaminurjuaq caribou herd, and learning about Arctic flora and fauna.

The remoteness and logistical considerations of this site make this an experience that only a handful of guests have the chance to partake in each year. Our expert naturalist guides are extremely knowledgeable about the land and the wildlife so be prepared to learn all about the ecosystems of the Hudson Plains and the Taiga Shield. At both sites, days will start with breakfast served at 8:00 a.m. followed by a morning excursion.

Lunches are typically held at the Lodge before you head back out onto the tundra for more exploration. After a long and rewarding day, enjoy cocktails and appetizers before a full-course dinner is served around 7:00 p.m. Meals may sometimes be delayed in favor of wildlife viewing and/or photographic opportunities.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Say Goodbye To The Lodge

Air transfers back to Churchill are scheduled to begin after breakfast. Once there, our representative will store your luggage. The balance of the day is then free for browsing the shops and exhibits of Churchill. Local places such as Cape Merry, the Port of Churchill, the Itsantiq Museum, the Polar Bear Holding Facility (otherwise known as the Polar Bear Jail), as well as the Parks Canada exhibit are all of the great interest.

Your flight south to Winnipeg will take place this evening. Upon arrival, you will collect your bags, head out of the arrivals doors, and back to The Grand Hotel.

Includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 9: Back To Reality

After a restful sleep, you will pack your bags in preparation for your flight home.

Churchill Wild reserves the right to make changes to the Arctic Safari Itinerary due to weather and logistical complications that can arise from traveling in the north and to remote locations.

Package Includes:

2 nights in Winnipeg, 4 nights at Seal River Heritage Lodge, 2 nights at Tundra Camp, as well as round-trip airfare between Winnipeg, Churchill, and Churchill Wild Lodges, sightseeing, and attractions as listed below.

Highlights:

7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners
5-morning excursions
Glamping in the Barren Lands
Services of an Adventure Specialist

Pricing is per person (does not include applicable taxes)

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