Classic Polar Bear Adventure
2018 – 2019

Overview:

Looking out onto the snowy tundra, spy them, white on white. Alternately regal and whimsical and always awe-inspiring, polar bears in the wild offer a natural encounter charged with drama and magic. In custom Polar Rover vehicles, it’s possible to approach at close range without disturbing them, offering a chance for an incredibly moving wildlife experience. From heated confines – or standing on the outdoor platform – you may see mothers with cubs, young males play-fighting, or a huge, solitary male ambling over the tundra. There’s no better time than now to see the King of the Arctic! Choose to explore in a 6-day or 7-day program.

Brief Itinerary:
Day 1: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Day 2: Winnipeg / Churchill
Day 3-4: Polar Bear Viewing
Day 5: Explore Around Churchill / Evening on the Tundra
Day 6: Churchill / Winnipeg
Day 7: Winnipeg / Home

Interested in more information? Please contact Expedition Easy by telephone at 1-800-617-2319 or e-mail info@expeditioneasy.com.

Classic Polar Bear Adventure
2018 – 2019

Day-By-Day Itinerary:

Day 1: Winnipeg, Manitoba
The Churchill polar bear tour begins in Winnipeg, once a fur-trading post and boomtown for the Canadian Pacific Railway, today Manitoba’s cultural and commercial capital at the eastern edge of Canada’s vast prairies. Transfer to the historic Fort Garry Hotel, grande dame of Winnipeg hospitality and one of the city’s most prestigious landmarks. Meet your Expedition Leader at an orientation dinner this evening.

Day 2: Winnipeg / Churchill
Fly to Churchill this morning. This hospitable outpost town, originally a fur-trading post, is our base for adventure. On the 6-day trip, head to the tundra this evening for a first glimpse of the bears, though they are often seen from the bus as you leave the airport, even before boarding the Polar Rover. The 7-day trip opens with an evening presentation on polar bears and the northern environs by professional staff of naturalists and scientists.

Day 3-4: Polar Bear Viewing
Uniquely designed Polar Rovers are your mobile means for spending time among the bears. Though they are built to accommodate up to 35 passengers, there is a maximum of just 16, ensuring everyone a window seat. The Expedition Leaders know the best places to see polar bears, which congregate in the region each fall as they wait for Hudson Bay to freeze, signaling the start of the winter seal-hunting season. As you watch them interact, their antics and rugged beauty are a delight. From the warmth of your vehicle, see mothers with cubs, young males play-fighting, or a lone bear ambling over the tundra in solitary majesty. The knowledgeable Expedition Leader offers interpretation along the way, explaining the bears’ behavior and how they thrive in such a harsh environment. In the evenings, meet for dinner followed by presentations on wildlife or local cultures.

Day 5: Explore Around Churchill / Evening on the Tundra
On the 7-day trip, tour historic Churchill, then head out to the tundra for evening bear viewing and dinner aboard the vehicle. During the day, you may visit local sled dogs en route to Cape Merry, where Arctic fox and Arctic hare are often seen. If the skies are clear, the nighttime tundra excursion might reveal one of nature’s most exhilarating experiences – a chance to view the northern lights away from the glare of town. Though they are never predictable, the auroral display often starts as a white glow in the northern sky, then begins to flicker and dance in shimmering curtains of color. On the 6-day trip (your nighttime tundra journey takes place on Day 2), there’s free time in Churchill or an opportunity for an optional helicopter excursion over the frozen tundra before boarding our flight back to Winnipeg.

Day 6: Churchill / Winnipeg
Return flights are scheduled to depart in the mid- to late afternoon, to offer as much time as possible for exploring Churchill today. Pick up last-minute native handicrafts and souvenirs or, if time permits, take an optional helicopter tour over the tundra or an authentic dog sled excursion. Enjoy a farewell lunch in Churchill before flying back to Winnipeg, where there will be a final reception before the adventure concludes.

Day 7: Winnipeg / Home
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for flights home.

On the 6-day trip, return to Winnipeg on Day 5 with flights home scheduled for Day 6. Occasionally on the 7-day trip, the schedule for the night tundra trip alternates between Day 4 and Day 5. Itineraries may vary slightly, but inclusions are the same.

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Classic Polar Bear Adventure
2018 – 2019

Rates:

2018
6-Day Expedition: From $6,695 per person, based on double occupancy
Single Supplement: From $840
7-Day Expedition: From approx. $7,195 per person, based on double occupancy
Single Supplement: From $950

2019
6-Day Expedition: From $6,395 – $6,795 per person, based on double occupancy
Single Supplement: From $840
7-Day Expedition: From $7,295 – $6,895 per person, based on double occupancy
Single Supplement: From $950

*Select set departures in October and November 2018 and in October and November 2019. Contact us for detailed rates and travel details for your preferred dates.

Rates are approximate until the time of booking. Please note rates are subject to change without prior notice due to circumstances beyond our control; i.e. fuel increases, currency fluctuations, etc.

Included:

– R/T flight from Winnipeg to Churchill, accommodations, all meals, cold-weather gear including a parka and boots during your trip, services of professional Expedition Leaders and assistants, some gratuities, all activities/entrance fees, evening wildlife and cultural presentations, all taxes and service charges.

Not Included:

– Travel to and from Winnipeg, alcoholic beverages, some gratuities, travel insurance, items of a personal nature (telephone calls, laundry, etc.).

Deposit & Payments

This itinerary is subject to the availability of all services at the time of making a reservation. No space is being held at this time. Please contact Expedition Easy for the full terms and conditions that apply. We are happy to answer questions and discuss your trip.

Reservations

To reserve space on a trip on the Expedition Easy website, please contact Expedition Easy by telephone at 1-800-617-2319 or e-mail info@expeditioneasy.com.

Select departures in October & November 2018 and October & November 2019
Contact us with for your preferred dates.