Travel into the heart of polar bear country on this small group tour that stays in an authentic wilderness lodge 60km from civilisation. Each day you will be taken out into the wild to see the Arctic landscapes and wildlife. The surrounding waters are also home to thousands of beluga whales at this time of year.
Arrive in Winnipeg and make your own way to the The Grand Winnipeg Airport Hotel by Lakeview for 1 night. This evening join your adventure specialist and the rest of the group for dinner. (D)
Fly to Churchill and board a chartered flight to Seal River Heritage Lodge*, where you will stay for 5 nights. This lodge is located in the heart of polar bear country, 60km north of Churchill. The comfortable rooms have limited facilities but its location on the Hudson Bay provides the perfect base for wildlife viewing. Settle into your accommodation and take your first trip to explore Hudson Bay’s coastline. (L, D)
Embark on a number of daily excursions, including at least two expeditions by Zodiac to view seals, polar bears, birds and whales. During the summer, hundreds of belugas gather in the frigid waters of Hudson Bay to feed. There will be an opportunity to swim with these marine mammals in the wild (a dry suit is provided) and listen to the whale song using a hydrophone. Over 150 species of birds are known to visit this area over the summer months and the excursions are designed to provide the best chance to experience the varied flora and fauna of the Arctic. Other trips include shoreline excursions in a custom-built vehicle and daily walks on the Arctic tundra. At the end of each day, informative lectures will be given about the wildlife, landscape and people. Sea kayaks are available to take out onto the open waters and during the summer it is possible to witness the luminous patterns of the aurora borealis filling the night sky. (B, L, D)
After breakfast, fly back to Churchill. There will be time to visit some of the shops and exhibits before the flight back to Winnipeg. Stay overnight at The Grand Winnipeg Airport Hotel by Lakeview. (B)
Make your own way to the airport and fly home, or continue your holiday in Canada. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
Facilities are limited at Seal River Heritage Lodge.
International flights are not included with this itinerary. Transfers in Winnipeg are also not included as taxis are easy, reliable and affordable in Canada. For flight and transfer options and prices, please speak to your Cox & Kings tour consultant.
This tour is based in 3- and 4-star accommodation.
can be taken privately on a date that suits
you, for which guideline prices are shown.
Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact
requirements. Please call 020 3930 5094 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
Seal River Heritage Lodge is located in the heart of polar bear country, 60km north of Churchill, and can be reached in just 30 minutes by small aircraft. This comfortable lodge has limited facilities; however, its location on the Hudson Bay coast near Seal River estuary provides an excellent base for wildlife viewing with thousands of beluga whales coming to the nearby waters in the summer and polar bears regularly seen.
Features: 8 rooms, lounge with fireplace, dining room, small library, viewing tower, satellite telephone, panoramic windows.
Room amenities: En suite bathroom,...
Located at the International airport in Winnipeg, The Grand Winnipeg Airport Hotel by Lakeview is a modern property with the world's first Starbuck's auto-barista onsite. Accommodation is provided in stylish rooms each providing an ipod loaded with custom applications to make your stay more enjoyable.
Features: 101 rooms, restaurant, café, fitness centre, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, safe, hairdryer, coffee/tea maker, ipad, air...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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YBI2018: 7 Nights