Dymond Lake Lodge
Dymond Lake Lodge is a short flight from Churchill, ideal for tundra walks, northern lights and wildlife encounters.
|7 Days||£7795||Oct - Nov 2019 & 2020||Arctic Canada||Small Group Safari|
This safari puts you in the right place at the right time for polar bear viewing at Dymond Lake Lodge.
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.
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 in Arctic Canda Polar Region (D)
Upon your arrival at the lodge your hosts will provide a tour of the facilities and you’ll have chance to get settled into your room. A thorough orientation about polar bear safety and the surrounding areas will be provided prior to any outings. Today includes a guided hike around the rugged and starkly beautiful coastline, an interpretive slide show featuring the wildlife of Hudson Bay and hopefully a clear night for viewing the Aurora Borealis! All this will be topped off with a gourmet lunch and dinner where your hosts and guides will regale you with tales of life and adventures in Canada's Arctic.
Overnight: Dymond Lake Lodge (B, L, D)
Obviously we cannot allow the bears to approach too closely and your guides are expert in keeping bears at a safe distance without sacrificing exciting viewing. Polar bears are known to pass the lodge on a regular basis so you can often view them through the massive picture windows from the warmth and comfort of one of the lounges
Lunches are served at the lodge and we are generally back at there by 4:00pm for hot or cold drinks and appetizers. Your dinners are served at 7:00pm after which, you can relax by the roaring fire. Your guide team will give informative lectures and beautiful slide presentations as well as initiating discussions about the activities for the following day. The entire lodge area is patrolled for polar bears all night by one of our night watchmen so be prepared to have your sleep cut short by a nocturnal visit by one of the Great Ice Bears (or by a dazzling display of the Northern Lights!).
Overnight: Dymond Lake Lodge (B, L, D)
We recommend local places such as Cape Merry, the Port of Churchill, the Eskimo Museum, the Polar Bear Holding Compound (otherwise known as the Polar Bear Jail), as well as the Parks Canada Visitor Centre which are all of great interest. Dog sledding and helicopter charters also fit nicely into this afternoon if you’re so inclined. You will have a choice of Churchill restaurants for dinner and will be provided with a $30.00 voucher with a list of participating restaurants. Then it will be back to your hotel or B&B so you can rest up for your sixth and final day with the bears.
Overnight: Churchill in Arctic Canda Polar Region (B, L, D)
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.
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.
This is a specialist-led set departure with a limited group size of 15 like-minded travellers, departing on specified dates.
Dog Sledding from £85 per person.
Winter Clothing Package from £375 per person.
|Trip date||Prices from|
|Oct 23 - Oct 29 2020||£7795|
|Oct 26 - Nov 01 2020||£7795|
|Oct 29 - Nov 04 2020||£7795|
|Nov 01 - Nov 07 2020||£7795|
|Nov 04 - Nov 10 2020||£7795|
|Nov 10 - Nov 16 2020||£7795|
Churchill was the trip of a lifetime! The guide, Terry, was amazing! His compassion and understanding for the polar bears and his knowledge of the land was so much more than I could ever imagine. I only wished I could have stayed out there for the season. When looking into the eyes of the bears we encountered, I felt such a deep appreciation and love... These creatures are powerful, mysterious and lovely. Observing them in their environment was an awesome adventure. If you've trekked with the Virunga mountain gorillas in Rwanda, this trip is a must!
Fantastic in every way. Perfect!
It was everything we had hoped for and more. From the first time I contacted Gemma until we returned, everything went exactly as planned. There were so many moving parts to deal with, and the very minor "glitches" were easily dealt with. The accommodations at the lodge were great, the food had to be seen to be believed, and the staff were helpful, patient, kind and protective. The bears were unbelievable... We saw them constantly, some from afar and some very close (less than a few metres away)… Wow!
It was absolutely sensational! You definitely recommended the trip for us. We saw so many bears and at such close quarters it was almost too good to be true. We lost count! All things considered, it will be a difficult wildlife experience to match and we're missing our tundra dream like mad. It's great to be still talking about the bears a week on when reality has well and truly begun to take over again! The whole thing was an absolute dream (and we've never said that about any of our trips before).
It was awesome! We saw more bears than I thought possible and I even saw baby cubs and an Arctic fox. The accommodation was just perfect for the trip we were on.
Talk to one of our specialists for further details on our Arctic Canada safaris.