Vice President's Adventure - Polar Bears & Northern Lights
There’s a tiny town in Manitoba, Canada on the remote shores of Hudson Bay. You can’t get there by road, only by train or plane. The town’s most famous resident just happens to be the largest land carnivore in the world. This town is the location of my Vice President’s Tour. In 2018, we’re going to Churchill, Manitoba…“The polar bear capital of the world!” And get this, in the fall there are actually more polar bears in the area than actual residents.
If the only thing you got from this tour was coming within feet of a living, breathing polar bear, it would be worth it. But there’s more! Churchill is one of the top three places on the planet to see the aurora borealis, or northern lights. In fact, Churchill lies right underneath the auroral oval, resulting in 300 nights of northern lights activity a year. BUT…this is weather and when it comes to weather, I will guarantee nothing!
Put your travel worries aside as all of the details have been carefully planned and I will be with you from start to finish to ensure your experience is second to none. Plus we’ll have expert guides and in-field lectures by Polar Bears International during our polar bear viewing adventures.
Per Person Double Occupancy
Single Supplement: $2099
October 23-28, 2018
6 Days / 5 Nights
Limited to Just 28 Participants!
Arrive in Winnipeg and check in for the evening at the Inn at The Forks hotel. Tonight, our interpretive guide will join the group for a welcome dinner to review the details of the trip itinerary. Overnight in Winnipeg. (D)
After breakfast we’ll depart on an early morning flight from Winnipeg to Churchill. Upon arrival set out for a Churchill area tour to local and historical points of interest such as Cape Merry, the Inukshuk at Town Beach and Manitoba Conservation’s Polar Bear Holding Facility (weather permitting). After lunch, visit the Parks Canada Interpretive Centre for an educational presentation about the history of the Churchill area. Later tonight, partake in an evening northern lights viewing excursion to see these majestic and mysterious lights dance across the sky (weather permitting). Overnight in Churchill. (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we depart for a full-day Tundra Buggy Adventure exploring the tundra in search of polar bears and other arctic wildlife. A picnic-style lunch will be served directly on the Tundra Buggy. A Polar Bears International representative will join guests on board for an in-depth discussion on polar bears and their habitat. Overnight in Churchill. (B, L, D)
Our morning begins with an exhilarating dogsled excursion hosted by a local resident and dog sledding expert. Learn about the historical significance of dog sledding in the north and enjoy an unforgettable ride behind a strong team of dogs on a custom-made sled. After lunch, enjoy an afternoon to explore the Churchill Itsanitaq Museum which houses one of Canada’s best collections of Inuit artifacts. Overnight in Churchill. (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we’ll depart for a full-day Tundra Buggy Adventure in the Churchill Wildlife Management Area to continue our search for sights and signs of wildlife including arctic fox, ptarmigan and others, meandering slowly along the way. We will then be transferred to the Churchill airport for an evening flight back to Winnipeg (a light dinner served aloft). Overnight in Winnipeg. (B, L, D)
After breakfast, fly back home reflecting on your unforgettable Polar Bear & Northern Lights adventure.
- International airfare from Chicago
- Charter flights in Canada
- Ground transportation in Canada
- Two full days of polar bear viewing via Tundra Buggy
- In-field lecture by Polar Bears International
- Northern Lights viewing session (weather permitting)
- All other activities as described in itinerary
- All meals
- Baggage handling
- Expert guides
- Complete services of Cruise & Tour
- Taxes & fees of $394 (subject to change regardless of payment status)
- Gratuities to drivers & guides
- Items of a personal nature
- Checked baggage fees (if applicable)
DEPOSITS AND PAYMENT: A $1000 per person deposit is required with your reservation. A second deposit in the amount of $2500 per person is due 4/26/2018. Final payment is due 6/8/2018. All payments can be made by credit card, check or cash. Please be advised that there is a 2.5% discount for making all payments by check or cash.
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