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The Great Ice Bear Adventure

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Day 1

Start your holiday with a transatlantic flight to Winnipeg, Manitoba where we will spend the first night in a quality hotel near the airport
Hotel Sandman or similar

Day 2

The next morning after an early flight from Winnipeg we arrive in Churchill where one of our expert staff will meet you and provide an orientation to the tour.
Your adventure begins with your transfer by helicopter or fixed wing aircraft to the Polar Bear Lodge. Your exciting flight takes you out over the historic Churchill River, northwest up the rugged Hudson Bay coast to Canada’s most exclusive Polar Bear Lodge, accessible to only the most intrepid of travelers..
This day includes a guided hike on our 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
Lunch and Dinner included
3 nights at Dymond Lake Lodge

Day 3-4

Spend two full days experiencing the polar bears’ Hudson Bay home. The walks are comfortably paced, geared towards plenty of viewing and photo opportunities, and are guided by our professional and knowledgeable tour leaders. 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 saunter by our Lodge on a regular basis so you can often view them from the warmth and comfort of one of our lounges through the huge “picture windows”. Weather permitting; lunches will be taken out in the field on as many of these days as possible
Evenings are spent in the Lodge around the fireplace and feature informative and exciting lectures and slide presentations by our tour leaders
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Day 5

Experience another exciting aerial tour en route to Churchill from the lodge. Upon arrival you will be escorted to your overnight accommodations to check in. After lunch, there is a brief tour and orientation of Churchill. The afternoon is then free to visit the shops of Churchill, as well as the world-renowned Eskimo Museum, the Parks Canada Center
Dinner will be an authentic gourmet northern meal in the home of Helen Webber, co-author of the internationally acclaimed cookbook series “Blueberries and Polar Bears”
1 night at Churchill Hotel
Breakfast and Dinner included

Day 6

Today you will travel across the tundra in the world famous Tundra Buggies ® for more polar bear viewing. Because of Churchill’s popularity come fall, there will be numerous other buggies full of bear watchers in the area, however it remains a great way to get up close to these wonderful creatures. Lunch "with the bears", as prepared by Helen, is also included on the tour.
In the late afternoon a flight will return us to Winnipeg for the night.
Breakfast and Lunch included

Day 7

Spend the morning exploring Winnipeg before boarding your transatlantic return flight
 

Day 8

Arrive back in Ireland

The buggies are large rubber tired coach-like vehicles with large windows and a rear deck for viewing, and are positioned 10 feet from the ground
The buggy tour takes you out to the area where the bears congregate before the ice forms

During the lodge portion of the tour the chances of seeing a bear are extremely high during any of the walks or from the window of the lodge
The Lodge’s beautifully decorated viewing lounges are complimented by well-appointed bedrooms with private bathrooms

What's Included

  • Transatlantic flights on scheduled airlines
  • 6 nights accommodation in lodges and hotels as described above
  • Services of professional Tour Leaders from Day 2 to 6
  • All airport transfers as per itinerary
  • Flights aerial tours on Day 2 and Day 5 from Dymond Lake Lodge from Churchill and return
  • Polar Bear expeditions on Day 2, 3 and 4
  • Aerial tour on Day 4
  • Tundra Buggy adventure on Day 5
  • All sights and visits as described above
  • 4 Breakfasts; 5 Luncheons and 3 Dinners
  • 16 October - Ladies Only Special departure also includes:
  • Gourmet Northern Cooking Workshops
  • Unlimited services of a Spa Professional Practitioner at Lodge

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

TODAY -2ºC
WED -8ºC
THU -14ºC
FRI -18ºC
SAT -20ºC
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-19ºC
-13ºC
-4ºC
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11ºC
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-8ºC
-17ºC
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Average Temperature (Celsius) Average Rainfall (Inches)

Jan
-21ºC
1
Feb
-19ºC
1
Mar
-13ºC
1
Apr
-4ºC
1
May
4ºC
2
Jun
14ºC
1
Jul
20ºC
2
Aug
18ºC
3
Sep
11ºC
3
Oct
3ºC
3
Nov
-8ºC
2
Dec
-17ºC
1

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