Polar Bear Mothers and Cubs

from £5898
excluding flights *
6 nights Aug-Sep

Overview

In the heart of polar bear denning territory, this small group expedition provides guests unrivalled access to polar bear mothers and cubs, black bears, wolves, moose, caribou, a myriad of migratory birds and northern lights to enrich your adventure.

Highlights

  • Enjoy excellent opportunities for aerial photography during the flight to and from Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge
  • Stay in the heart of polar bear denning territory, where the boreal forest ends and the Subarctic begins
  • Wildlife sightings include polar bears, black bears, wolves, moose and a remarkable diversity of bird species
  • On a clear night you may also have a chance to view the spectacular aurora borealis

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Internal flights

Full description

The remote location of Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge provides you with exclusive access to one of the most pristine wilderness areas in the world. It is also perfectly located within very close proximity to significant polar bear denning activity.

Facilities include a new dining and lounge area – designed to provide a relaxing space from which to share the excitement of the day's wildlife encounters with your fellow travellers. Ponder the pristine beauty of the Canadian Arctic and the majestic polar bear inhabitants through the large picture windows in the warm and cozy lounge overlooking the magnificent Hudson Bay.

On your daily excursions you have the opportunity to explore the Cape Tatnam Wildlife Management Area surrounding the lodge. This is where the boreal forest ends and the Subarctic begins. This unique meeting of eco-systems, nourished by the Hudson Bay coastal waters, is home to an impressive variety of flora and fauna. It is here that you can find wolves, black bears and polar bears, co-existing as they have for thousands of years.

Nanuk is also home to a remarkable diversity of some 130 bird species. The lodge enjoys a unique location on the renowned migration fly-way, and this safari takes place at the start of the fall migration of Arctic nesters. The massive flocks filling the air can be awe inspiring as they begin their earnest quest towards their winter homes.

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Prices & Dates *

Airfares start from around £550 per person and are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

From prices per person based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom

Departure Duration Twin Price (pp)
11 Aug 2018 6 nights £5,898
15 Aug 2018 6 nights £5,898
27 Aug 2018 6 nights £5,898
31 Aug 2018 6 nights £5,898
09 Sep 2018 6 nights £5,898
13 Sep 2018 6 nights £5,898
17 Sep 2018 6 nights £5,898
21 Sep 2018 6 nights £5,898
11 Aug 2019 6 nights £6,788
15 Aug 2019 6 nights £6,788
31 Aug 2019 6 nights £6,788
04 Sep 2019 6 nights £6,788
08 Sep 2019 6 nights £6,788
12 Sep 2019 6 nights £6,788
16 Sep 2019 6 nights £6,788

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom: 2 nights in Winnipeg, 4 nights at Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge
  • 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Internal flights between Winnipeg, Gillam and Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee

Group Size:
Minimum group size: 1
Maximum group size: 16

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: Winnipeg

Arrive in Winnipeg where you will enjoy a relaxing stay in the heart of the city. This evening you will meet your fellow travel companions and adventure specialist. You will need your rest for your early morning departure to Churchill.

Day 2: Winnipeg - Churchill - Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge

You will depart Winnipeg for Churchill early in the morning and upon arrival in Churchill you will transfer to a private charter for your one hour flight to Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge. You may have some excellent opportunities for aerial photography during the flight so make sure you have your camera ready. Upon arrival at the lodge your hosts will provide a tour and show you to your room. Lunch is served shortly after your arrival and you will then be given an orientation regarding your stay in polar bear country. Your first day includes an interpretive walk on the inland Palsa Bogs and Tundra Ponds adjacent to the Taiga Forest and the Hudson Bay coastline. After dinner there will be an informative lecture or slide show presentation narrated by one of the knowledgeable guides. If it is a clear night you may also have a chance to view one of the spectacular aurora borealis displays common at this latitude.

Days 3-5: Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge

Breakfast will generally be served at around 8am and activities will commence shortly after. If there are bears near the lodge your tour may be delayed to take advantage of the photo and observation opportunities. The option is also always available for anyone to stay behind to take photos of the wildlife around the lodge and relax.

Daily outings may vary depending on the weather and ground conditions but are likely to include a morning and afternoon excursion with lunch served at the lodge or out on the trail. There will be opportunities to explore the tidal flats and Hudson Bay shoreline and photograph polar bears and other abundant wildlife, on these days lunch is served around campfire. During the evenings there will be informative lectures and slide show presentations. Staff will also monitor the Aurora Borealis after dark and if conditions are optimal they will provide a gentle wake up call to ensure you don't miss any opportunities to witness and photograph this spectacular Arctic phenomenon.

Day 6: Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge - Churchill - Winnipeg

After another hearty lodge breakfast we will begin air transfers back to Churchill. Have your cameras ready for the return flight as it affords excellent opportunities for great aerial shots. Today is your last day in Churchill. You'll arrive in Churchill where your bags will be stored for you until your flight back to Winnipeg later in the day. You are then free to explore and wine and dine in this frontier community at your leisure (note: a hot chocolate and a pastry in the Gypsy Bakery is a must). We recommend local places such as Cape Merry, the Port of Churchill, the Eskimo Museum, as well as the Parks Canada exhibit which are all of great interest. Later you will be transferred to the airport in preparation for your flight back to Winnipeg. Upon your arrival into Winnipeg, collect your bags and take your shuttle transfer to your hotel.

Day 7: depart Winnipeg

After a restful sleep you fly home, marking the end of your Arctic adventure.

Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge, Hudson Bay

Canada

Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

This lodge provides exclusive access to one of the most pristine wilderness areas in the world in comfortable rustic cabins.

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