Tundra Lodge Adventure

008849B-25

Stay at the unique Tundra Lodge, designed for polar bear observation, on this small group adventure!

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Highlights
  • Stay at the Tundra Lodge, surrounded by nature (and polar bears)
  • Day excursions in specially designed all-terrain tundra vehicles
  • Arctic wildlife including polar bears, arctic foxes and hares, ptarmigan and snowy owls
  • Small group at the lodge, allowing for travellers to get to know one another
  • Interpretive guide presentations and talks during the tundra excursions
Details

2018 Departures:
October: 21, 28
November: 08, 16

2018 Pricing:
US$8,295 – twin
US$8,495 – single

Prices shown are in US$, per person based on two people sharing a twin room and one person in a single room for hotel nights.  Lodge accommodation is in single cabins with shared bathroom facilities. The lodge is basic, but clean, comfortable and welcoming!

Tour Code:
008849B-25

Itinerary
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Day 1: Winnipeg, Manitoba

Arrive in Winnipeg and transfer to the historic Fort Garry Hotel. Meet for an orientation dinner with our Expedition Leader this evening.

Day 2: Winnipeg to Churchill / Tundra Lodge

Fly to Churchill and transfer to the Tundra Lodge by tundra vehicle, watching for Arctic wildlife against the vast white landscape along the way. A presentation on polar bears by one of our Expedition Leaders provides an enlightening introduction to our Far North adventure. Dinner is served at the Tundra Lodge, where we may see polar bears wandering outside our windows.

Days 3 & 4: Tundra Lodge

The Tundra Lodge is strategically positioned at the beginning of each season in the best area for bear viewing. Inquisitive bears often approach the lodge, which features rows of windows and fenced observation decks to accommodate our own curiosity. We spend hours watching them interact, delighted by their antics and rugged beauty. We may see mothers with cubs, and young adult males play-fighting. Our unique location, combined with half-day excursions in special all-terrain tundra vehicles, affords the best possible wildlife experience in the Churchill area. In addition to polar bears, we may see caribou, Arctic fox, Arctic hare, ptarmigan, and snowy owls. At the end of each exhilarating day, we retire to our cozy accommodations for dinner and presentations. In the light cast by our lodge across the frozen tundra, we look for the illuminated eyes of animals. And if we are fortunate to have a clear night, the north’s spectacular natural light show may appear as darkness descends. Churchill has some of the world’s most concentrated aurora borealis activity.

Day 5: Churchill / Winnipeg

This morning, we reluctantly leave the tundra and head back into Churchill for our flight to Winnipeg. Depending on flight schedules, we may have time for some last-minute exploration of this frontier town, originally a Northwest Company fur trading post, with a chance to pick up native handcrafts at the Arctic Trading Company. There is also an opportunity for optional dog-sled excursions and helicopter flights over the tundra. We enjoy a farewell lunch in Churchill or dinner together in Winnipeg.

Day 6: Winnipeg / Home

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for flights home.

Included
  • Return flight from Winnipeg to Churchill
  • Accommodations throughout
  • All meals (except either lunch or dinner on your final day in Churchill)
  • Services of professional Expedition Leaders and assistants
  • All activities/entrance fees, evening wildlife and cultural presentations
  • Taxes and service charges
Not Included
  • Airfare to Winnipeg
  • Meals other than indicated
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
Tour Notes

An important feature of this polar bear adventure is the limited group size. Nature and wildlife are always best experienced in smaller group. The Tundra Lodge holds 32 guests but the group size for this tour is limited to approximately 29 guests. On the tundra wildlife drives, generally 16 guests are accommodated on each Polar Rover, which leaves plenty of room to move about the vehicle as you are viewing and photographing the bears.

Have a bit more time? This program is also offered as a 7 day/6 nights tour with one extra day spent out on the tundra at the lodge. Dates and prices for the 7 day program are as follows:

Dates: 2018
October:  17, 24, 31
November: 04

Prices: 2018
US$9,495 – twin
US$9,695 – single

Prices shown are in US$, per person based on two people sharing a twin room and one person in a single room for hotel nights. Lodge accommodation is in single cabins with shared bathroom facilities. The lodge is basic, but clean, comfortable and welcoming!

Disclaimer: We do our utmost to ensure that information posted on our website is correct at the time of publication, however trip details are subject to change without notice by the suppliers and operators involved. We update the information as soon as possible when changes are advised to us, however, we cannot assume responsibility for such changes made by the suppliers and operators.

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