Small Group Safari

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.

Duration 8 days
Price From $8,181
When Oct - Nov 2019
Destination Arctic Canada

Safari Overview

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.

A rare chance to see polar bears and the northern lights on one safari.

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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

There is deliberately no perimeter fence installed to provide a more natural interaction experience with polar bears. Your Inuit guides know these polar bears intimately; they understand their behaviour after years of living amongst them. With your guides, you will go on day hikes outside of the Arviat Polar Bear Cabin complex.

Overnight: Arviat Polar Bear Cabins B, L, D

Day 7

Arviat Polar Cabins - Winnipeg

The local Quamirjuaq Caribou herd, consisting of about 400,000, at times comes within a few miles of the Arviat Polar Bear Cabin complex. On the return flight back to Churchill, we will check the up to date co-ordinates of the herd and attempt to search and locate them. Transfer to the late evening scheduled flight back to Winnipeg from Churchill.

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. 

2019 Departures  Prices 
Oct 14 - 21  From £6,545 per person
Oct 19 - 26  From £6,545 per person
Oct 24 - 31 From £6,545 per person
Oct 29 - Nov 5 From £6,545 per person
Nov 3 - 10 From £6,545 per person
Nov 8 - 15 From £6,545 per person
Nov 13 - 20 From £6,545 per person

Prices exclude international flights.

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