An Intimate Grizzly Bear Encounter

A private safari with expert guide to see the grizzlies of Taku River exclusively whilst staying at T'a Ish Adventures Lodge.

Itinerary Summary

Duration
5 Days
Price
£4895
When
Jul - Aug
Destination
Canada
Type
Tailor-Made
Duration Price When Destination Type
5 Days £4895 Jul - Aug Canada Tailor-Made
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About this trip

A spectacular, private itinerary with up to just 8 guests at a time. Phil Timpany will be your highly trained and knowledgeable guide as you explore the pristine wilderness and wonderful wildlife surrounding the Taku River, near the Yukon border in British Columbia. Within this area of 4 million acres there are no roads to distract you as you scour for grizzly bears whilst they fatten up for the cold winter months on spawning salmon. 

 

What makes this trip extraordinary

  • Witness huge grizzlies fishing for salmon along the Nakina River.
  • Co-exist with the bears and other wildlife as you camp out in the wild.
  • Opportunity to really learn about the bears, experience their social structure and day to day life.
  • Enjoy a spectacular helicopter flight over Atlin – considered to be ‘the most beautiful place on earth’

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An intimate 5 day private camping experience in Taku River

from $6,297 per person, excluding international flights

Day by day

Day by day

Day 1

Whitehorse - Nakina River

From Whitehorse there is a scenic 2 hour transfer to Atlin where you will be met by helicopter and flown to base camp. After a safety briefing and orientation, you will begin your quest in the largest pristine watershed of the Western Hemisphere. The grizzlies are usually found fishing for salmon as they return to the place they were born up the Nakina River, this is where the true adventure begins…

Overnight: T'a Ish Adventures Lodge (D)

Days 2-4

Nakina River

Throughout these three days you will co-exist with the grizzly bears, watch them as the sun rises over breakfast, hunting for salmon up and down the river as eagles swoop above you hoping for a catch of their own. Learn all about the bears, their social behaviour, the seasons of the river, the adaptations that make them so good at what they do. Bears are common in close range to the camp, but if they’re not there they won’t be too far off…

Overnight: T'a Ish Adventures Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 5

Nakina River

Today you will bid farewell to Nakina River and will catch a helicopter flight, after breakfast, back to Atlin. From here you will be transferred to the Whitehorse Airport for your onward flight.

TRIP DETAILS

TRIP INFORMATION

This is a tailor-made safari and can be tailored to your ideal dates and time of travel. Accommodation is in T'a Ish Adventures Lodge cabins with private facilities and a spacious communal dining area. 

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