Small Group Safari

The Great Ice Bear

This safari puts you in the right place at the right time for polar bear viewing at Dymond Lake Lodge.

Duration 7 days
Price From $9,743
When Oct - Nov 2019 & 2020
Destination Arctic Canada

Safari Overview

Accessed from the remote outpost town of Churchill via helicopter or light aircraft, Dymond Lake Lodge offers a truly remote wilderness experience in the realm of the polar bear. Settle in to your home for the next three or four days and make the most of the activities on offer from viewing polar bears and the Northern Lights to tundra walks and cosy nights back at the lodge by the warming fire.

What makes this trip extraordinary?

  • Great polar bear viewing.
  • Chance to see the Northern Lights.
  • Tundra walks and nature trails to explore.
  • Exciting flight over Churchill River.

Explore the Arctic, see wild polar bears and watch for the northern lights.

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Day by day

Day 1

Arrive Winnipeg

Arrive in Winnipeg where you will enjoy a relaxing pre-safari stay. Meet your group and adventure specialist at dinner which will be about 6pm, then get a good night’s rest for an early start tomorrow.

Overnight: Churchill D

Day 2

Winnipeg - Dymond Lake Lodge

Arrive in Churchill by air or train, where you will be met by expert staff and taken through orientation as well as a clothing check. From here you will be taken by helicopter or fixed-wing aircraft on an exciting flight over the historic Churchill River, then northwest over Hudson Bay to Dymond Lake Lodge. Watch for the local wildlife including caribou, moose, seals, wolves and polar bears for an incredible aerial view.

Overnight: Dymond Lake Lodge B, L, D

Days 3-4

Dymond Lake Lodge

In the coming days, your gourmet breakfast will be served at 8:00am and the first walking tour generally leaves at 9:30am, motorised vehicles are kept to a strict minimum to ease environmental impact. Should there be a polar bear in camp (which is quite often) walks are delayed for some photo opportunities. The walks are comfortably paced as they are geared towards plenty of viewing and photo opportunities. They are guided by our professional and knowledgeable tour leaders and so you’ll learn lots along the way.

Overnight: Dymond Lake Lodge B, L, D

Day 5

Dymond Lake Lodge - Churchill

After another hearty breakfast it is time to pack for the flight back to Churchill, say your goodbyes and snap a few more pictures (although you will be departing the lodge but not the bears)! After another exciting aerial tour, you’ll arrive in Churchill where your bags will be stored for you until you can check into your hotel later in the day. You are then free to explore and dine in this frontier community at your leisure.

Overnight: Churchill B, L, D

Day 6

Churchill - Winnipeg

Today you will travel across the tundra in the world famous Tundra Buggies for more polar bear viewing! Transportation by bus to and from the Tundra Buggies is provided at 8:00am and 5:00pm respectively, make sure you grab some breakfast before you go. Lunch "with the bears" will be prepared and served to you on the tour. Tundra Buggies are chartered so there are fewer guests for better views and a higher level of comfort. After your last day with the bears, you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to Winnipeg.

Day 7

Depart Winnipeg

Today you will catch your flight home, or, if you haven’t had enough of the bears yet, please contact us about the many options that can be added on.

Trip Details

Dates and Prices

This is a specialist-led set departure with a limited group size of 15 like-minded travellers, departing on specified dates.

2019 Departures 2020 Departures
Oct 23 - 29 Oct 23 - 29
Oct 26 - Nov 1 Oct 26 - Nov 1
Oct 29 - Nov 4 Oct 29 - Nov 4*
Nov 1 - 7 Nov 1 - 7*
Nov 4 - 10* Nov 4 - 10*
Nov 7 - 13* Nov 7 - 13*
Nov 10 - 16 Nov 10 - 16

*With photo leader Robert Postma.

Additional Charges

Dog Sledding from £85 per person.

Winter Clothing Package from £375 per person.

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