Small Group Safari

Tundra Lodge Polar Bear Photo Tour

Specialist-led polar bear photo tour based from the unique polar bear Tundra Lodge.

Duration 7 Days
Price From $10,426
When Nov 2019
Destination Arctic Canada

Safari Overview

We are excited to offer you an extraordinary polar bear adventure – a stay at the Great White Bear Tundra Lodge, situated outside Churchill on the Arctic tundra itself. On this one-of-a-kind polar bear tour, you remain in the polar bear’s natural habitat to experience surprising comfort, incredible wildlife viewing and sunsets across the snow and ice. This “train” of connected bedrooms, dining room and lounge car is on wheels, allowing it to be stationed for optimal bear viewing each season. There’s no more thorough immersion in the world of the polar bear than on this most unique polar bear to the north.

What makes this trip extraordinary?

  • Stay on the Arctic tundra itself, in the domain of the polar bear.
  • Possibility to see polar bears mothers with cubs, and young adult males play-fighting.
  • Fantastic wildlife spotting opportunities including caribou, Arctic fox, Arctic hare, ptarmigan, and snowy owls.
  • Optional dog-sled excursions and helicopter flights over the tundra.

A photographic safari staying at the very unique Tundra Lodge, in the best place to see Churchill’s polar bears.

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Day by day

Day 1

Arrive Winnipeg

Arrive in Winnipeg and transfer to the historic Fort Garry Hotel, then meet for an orientation dinner this evening.

Overnight: Fort Garry Hotel D

Day 2

Winnipeg - Tundra Lodge

You may see caribou, Arctic fox, Arctic hares, ptarmigan and snowy owls as well as the undisputed Kings of the Arctic, the polar bears. Your expert photo tour leaders, intimately acquainted with polar behaviour, interpret all you see during your excursion. At the lodge, discuss Arctic photography and listen to your guides share their extensive experience in these environs.

Overnight: Tundra Lodge B, L, D

Days 3-5

Churchill Tundra

Inquisitive bears often approach the lodge at close range, which features rows of windows and fenced observation decks to accommodate our own curiosity. Spend hours watching them interact, capturing their antics and rugged beauty. You may see mothers with cubs and young adult males play-fighting. Your unique location, combined with half day excursions in all-terrain tundra vehicles, affords the best possible wildlife experience in the Churchill area. At the end of each exhilarating day, retire to your cosy accommodation for dinner and presentations. If you are fortunate to have a clear night, you may get to experience the wonder of the Northern Lights. Once darkness descends, the lights often begin as a faint white glow, then intensifies as they ripple across the sky in shimmering curtains of colour.

Overnight: Tundra Lodge B, L, D

Day 6

Churchill - Winnipeg

This morning, it’s time to reluctantly leave the tundra and head back into Churchill for your flight to Winnipeg. Depending on flight schedules, you may have time for some last minute exploration of this frontier town, originally a Northwest Company fur trading post, with a chance to pick up native handcrafts at the Arctic Trading Company. Enjoy a farewell lunch in Churchill or dinner together in Winnipeg.

Overnight: Fort Garry Hotel B, L

Day 7

Depart Winnipeg

After breakfast, say goodbye to Arctic Canada and take your transfer to the airport for your flights home.

Trip Details

Dates and Prices

This is a specialist-led safari departing on a single set date in 2019.

2019 Departure Price
Nov 7 - 13 From £8,595 per person
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