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The Polar Bear Photo Safari

6 Night Tour from £7,029 per Person Including Flights

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Overview

Wildly rugged and remote - this tundra coastal Lodge provides the discerning photographer the ability to dedicate long days in the field getting up close and personal with Arctic wildlife. Ground level photo opportunities are offered for Arctic wildlife, including polar bears, in a pristine untrammelled wilderness setting in the heart of polar bear country. Polar bears, caribou, and Arctic fox in a backdrop of stunning sea and landscapes. The Lodge's shoreline location is ideal for photographing bears on ice and snow.

Seal River Heritage Lodge features:

  • Unlimited photography time, best light
  • Ground level photo opportunities for Arctic wildlife including polar bears
  • Exceptional number of clear nights for northern light photography
  • Highest number of sunshine days on the coast, best morning and evening light opportunities
  • Savoury meals with an Arctic flavour. Mealtimes will be adjusted or delayed as required to ensure maximum photo opportunities
  • Select departures are professionally led instructional photo safaris

Your journey of exploration and adventure will take place at our Seal River Heritage Lodge. The Lodges are the first remote Eco-Lodges on the Hudson Bay coast, in the heart of polar bear country.

Details

Day 1

Fly to Winnipeg. Arrive in Winnipeg where you will enjoy a relaxing stay at our choice hotel - the Four Points Sheraton at the Winnipeg Airport. At 7:00 p.m. a dinner will be held at the hotel where you will meet your group and your adventure specialist. You'll need your rest tonight for your early morning departure to Churchill.

Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2 AN ARCTIC ARRIVAL AND AERIAL TOUR

Arrive in Churchill by air where one of our expert staff will meet you at the airport and will provide you with instructions of the morning transfer. You will also pick up winter gear if you are renting. You will then be transferred by fixed wing aircraft to our Seal River Heritage Lodge. This exciting flight takes you out over the historic Churchill River, and then northwest up the rugged Hudson Bay coast to Canada's most exclusive Polar Bear viewing properties. Keep a sharp eye en route for caribou, seals, wolves and of course the "Great Ice Bears". Upon your arrival, your hosts will provide a tour of the Lodge and get you settled into your room. A thorough orientation on travelling in polar bear country will be provided prior to any outings. Then it's time to assemble all those priceless cameras, hard drives, and tripods and start burning some serious gigabytes!

Meals Included: Lunch,Dinner

Day 3-5 TUNDRA TREKKING, POLAR BEARS, AND PRICELESS PHOTOGRAPHY!

Our Seal River Heritage Lodge is a wildly rugged and remote location catering to the dedicated wildlife photographer willing to spend long hours in the field getting up close and personal with the Arctic wildlife. Ground level photo opportunities are offered for arctic wildlife including polar bears in a pristine wilderness setting. We ARE in the heart of polar bear country! Your photos will have stunning backdrops with the sea and or landscapes surrounding the Lodge. Its shoreline location is ideal for photographing bears on snow and ice.

Furthermore we have an exceptional number of clear nights for northern lights photography.

As mentioned above our meal service times will be adjusted to accommodate photo opportunities which are the priority so expect many a meal to be interrupted. Generally breakfast is served at 8:00 a.m., lunch as required; with appetizers at 6:00 p.m. followed by a veritable feast for the palate at 7:00 p.m. Evenings are spent near the fireplace downloading images, sharing the day's adventures, or taking in an informative lecture or slide show. Bedtime is at your leisure. The entire Lodge area is patrolled for polar bears all night by one of our night watchmen so be prepared to have your sleep cut short by a nocturnal visit by one of the Great Ice Bears (or by one of our dazzling displays of northern lights!).

Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 6 SAY GOODBYE TO THE LODGE!

After another hearty breakfast and it’s time to pack for the flight back to Churchill, say good-byes and snap a few more pictures. After another exciting aerial tour, 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 & dine in this frontier community at your leisure. 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. Dog sledding and helicopter charters fit nicely into this afternoon if you're so inclined. If you are interested in a dog sledding tour please book through us so we can ensure you arrive in Churchill in time for your tour departure. We work with Blue Sky Mushing and you can visit their website at www.blueskymush.com. For aerial tours you can contact Hudson Bay Helicopters at info@hudsonbayheli.com or by phone at 204-675-2576. You will be provided with a $30.00 meal voucher. You will need to plan an early dinner. The participating restaurants will be outlined on the voucher. After dinner you will meet up with our expeditor and you will be transferred to the airport in preparation for your flight back to Winnipeg. Upon your arrival into Winnipeg you will check back into the Four Points Sheraton at the Winnipeg Airport for the night.

Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 7

After a restful sleep you will pack your bags in preparation for your flight home. You will also enjoy a breakfast at your hotel before your trip back to reality. Fly back home from Winnipeg.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 8

Arrival back home

What's Included

  • Transatlantic flights to Winnipeg
  • Return flights from Winnipeg to Churchill
  • 1 night pre-tour accommodation in Winnipeg
  • 4 nights on the Seal River Lodge Photo Safari
  • 1 night post-tour accommodation in Winnipeg
  • Meals and inclusions as shown in itinerary above

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.

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