Polar Bear Fly-In Migration Safari

Spend five days on this thrilling safari based from the perfectly located Arviat Polar Bear Cabins in the middle of Polar Bear Alley.

Itinerary Summary

Duration
8 Days
Price
£6545
When
Oct - Nov 2020
Destination
Arctic Canada
Type
Small Group Safari
Duration Price When Destination Type
8 Days £6545 Oct - Nov 2020 Arctic Canada Small Group Safari
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About this trip

Arriving into Churchill from Winnipeg you then connect with a waiting private charter flight to take you a further 40 minutes into the wilderness and to the warmth of the Arviat Polar Bear Cabins. This perfect spot for your wildlife experience as the polar bears move through Polar Bear Alley right outside your lodge. Aside from polar bear encounters on foot you also have a great chance of spotting the Northern Lights.

What makes this trip extraordinary?

  • Stay in ‘Polar Bear Alley’ for incredible close encounters.
  • Good chance of seeing the Northern Lights.
  • Track polar bears on foot with an Inuit guide.

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An 8-day specialist-led set departure polar bear migration safari

from $8,476 per person sharing, excluding international flights

Day by day

Day by day

Day 1

Arrive Winnipeg

Today you will fly into Winnipeg, where you will spend the night in a hotel by the airport, ready for your flight to Churchill the next day.

Day 2

Winnipeg - Arviat Polar Cabins

On arrival in Churchill from Winnipeg, transfer to a waiting private charter aircraft for a 40 min flight to the Arviat Polar Bear Cabins. Situated halfway between Churchill and Arviat on the Hudson Bay Coast, the cabins are only a couple of miles south of the mighty Gellini River. Cabins have been strategically placed in ‘Polar Bear Alley’ for reliable polar bear encounters and amazing photography opportunities. During October and November the river is still flowing so polar bears can no longer travel north due to the river’s 5km width. You live with them, observe them and photograph them as they patiently wait for the Hudson Bay Coast and the river to freeze up.

Overnight: Arviat Polar Bear Cabins (D)

Days 3-6

Arviat Polar Bear Cabins

Knowing that your guides will keep you safe, you’ll be able to approach polar bears from the ground for up-close photographic opportunities. In many instances, the polar bears are friendly, in good spirits and will not approach. At times there will be a curious polar bear who will come towards you but your expert guides will keep you at a safe distance at all times.   Churchill is situated directly in the prime Northern Lights viewing band where the most intense and reliable sightings occur. Eagerly await sunset each evening looking out for the first hints of the Northern Lights to appear in the darkening night sky.

Overnight: Arviat Polar Bear Cabins (B, L, D)

Day 7

Arviat Polar Cabins - Winnipeg

Knowing that your guides will keep you safe, you’ll be able to approach polar bears from the ground for up-close photographic opportunities. In many instances, the polar bears are friendly, in good spirits and will not approach. At times there will be a curious polar bear who will come towards you but your expert guides will keep you at a safe distance at all times.   Churchill is situated directly in the prime Northern Lights viewing band where the most intense and reliable sightings occur. Eagerly await sunset each evening looking out for the first hints of the Northern Lights to appear in the darkening night sky.

Overnight: Arviat Polar Bear Cabins (B, L, D)

Day 8

Depart Winnipeg

This morning, transfer to the airport for your international flight home.

TRIP DETAILS

DATES AND PRICES

This is a small group safari departing on set dates. Charter flights from £1,295 per person. Charter flights are mandatory. 

Trip date
Oct 12 - Oct 19 2020 Oct 17 - Oct 24 2020 Oct 22 - Oct 29 2020 Oct 27 - Nov 03 2020 Nov 01 - Nov 08 2020 Nov 06 - Nov 13 2020
Nov 11 - Nov 18 2020

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