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Churchill Canada polar bears - polar bear tours

Tundra Buggy Lodge Photo Specialist

8

days

starting fromUS $7,530per person

  • Choose your own activities and experiences to make the most of your trip.
  • Have all the details of your trip organized and arranged for you.

Take Photos Of Polar Bears Up Close

Specially produced with serious photographers and naturalists in mind, these all-inclusive packages feature roundtrip air, all meals and tons of Tundra Buggy time. Your guide is either a professional photographer or naturalist, guaranteeing that you make the most of your time. The focus of these trips is on polar bear viewing and spending your nights at the Tundra Buggy Lodge means that you are around the polar bears as much as possible!

Trip Outline

8 Days / 7 Nights

Arrive Winnipeg Churchill Tundra Buggy Tours & activities Departs Winnipeg

Tundra Buggy Lodge Photo Specialist - Map

Availability

Nov

Places Visited

WinnipegChurchill

Accommodation Style

Lodge

Activity Level

Easy

What you'll love about this trip

  • Close-up polar bear encounters

  • A 20 person maximum on the Tundra Buggy

  • Exciting day activities

  • Spectacular photo opportunities

  • This trip is popular – book early!

Common Questions

  • Is this an escorted tour?

    Our vacations are not typically 'escorted.' We combine the best of both worlds – the reassurance of seamless connections, customer service support, and scheduled activities, plus the freedom of 'independent' travel. You are not tied into a specific group, or a rigid daily itinerary. This allows us to personalize your trip to suit your occasion, interests, and timeframe.

  • Can this trip be made shorter or longer?

    Absolutely! We personalize all our clients' trips to fit their exact tastes and needs. You can add days at locations that you'd like to explore and spend more time at. Or leave out certain areas that don't interest you as much. Discuss your travel goals with our Canadian Insiders who make sure that your trip fits your needs and budget.

  • Can I customize this trip?

    Your trip can be as rich as you'd like, and completely arranged around your interests and needs. The greatest benefit of working with us is our local knowledge. You can get your FREE personalized trip plan and decide what you'd like to see and do.

    If your trip is a special occasion, we'll make sure it is unforgettable. Or if you're traveling with a group, we'll take care of the logistics so you can share time together stress-free.

  • Where am I staying on this trip?

    You'll be staying at various local three to five star hotels or lodges along your route, some of which are very iconic properties with great locations, views and history. All our accommodations are carefully selected by our Canadian Insiders. We'll make sure that wherever you stay, you get the best value and comfort based on the seasonal availability.

  • How much does my trip cost?

    All our trips are personalized to fit our clients' schedule and budget. The price of your trip generally depends on the travel season, train service, accommodations, and the sightseeing tours you take. Please request your personalized quote which will provide you with the detailed information you need.

  • What is included in the price?

    Typically we include and pre-book all your main trip components so you don't have to worry about your connections, places to stay, or activities on your trip. You'll receive your detailed digital travel documents, and our Canadian Insiders remain at your disposal throughout your trip to answer any questions.

  • What are the best ways to travel around Canada?

    Canada has a network of spectacular roadways, train routes, ferry crossings, and float planes. We can arrange for you to travel by car or to sit back and relax.

  • When is the best time to see wildlife?

    That depends on the destination and type. As a rule, the main feeding and migration seasons are best for wildlife experiences. Tell us which animals interest you and we'll make your trip coincide with the best viewing season.

This Trip in Pictures

On this safari, you'll learn more about the scientific research being done on the bears.

On this safari, you'll learn more about the scientific research being done on the bears.

How is climate change impacting these magnificent creatures- and what can you do?

How is climate change impacting these magnificent creatures- and what can you do?

Natural History experts will explain in depth what you are seeing.

Natural History experts will explain in depth what you are seeing.

And you'll live and socialise with fellow enthusiasts on the The Tundra Buggy Lodge.

And you'll live and socialise with fellow enthusiasts on the The Tundra Buggy Lodge.

And, of course, we'll help you try for that illusive perfect photograph…

And, of course, we'll help you try for that illusive perfect photograph…

A beautiful portrait to hang on your wall and tell your friends about.

A beautiful portrait to hang on your wall and tell your friends about.

Recommended Itinerary

Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. Our experienced Canadian Insiders will create a personalized trip plan for you that matches your travel style, schedule and budget.

Day 1 – Arrive in Winnipeg
Welcome to Winnipeg! If you arrive with extra time, consider visiting the Manitoba Museum, which has nine galleries displaying historical artifacts, or the Royal Canadian Mint to learn about Canadian coins, or strolling down to the Forks, a funky market which is one of the city’s most popular gathering places. Meet with your guide and fellow travelers for dinner this evening and take the time to get to know your group before your adventure begins.

Overnight in Winnipeg.

Day 2 – Winnipeg to Churchill
Fly from Winnipeg to Churchill this morning. After a short Town Orientation, enjoy a free afternoon exploring the unique town of Churchill. In the afternoon, transfer to the Tundra Buggy launch and climb aboard a specially designed vehicle and begin your exciting trip to the Tundra Buggy Lodge. Keep your eyes peeled for polar bear sightings as you cross the tundra on the way to the lodge.

To ensure you are comfortable in Churchill’s cold temperatures, ask us about winter clothing rentals. We highly recommend you do this early, as availability is limited!

Overnight at the Tundra Buggy Lodge.

Day 3 to 6 – Polar Bear Viewing
Use the Lodge as a base for your wildlife observation and take advantage of the Tundra Buggy for full day wildlife watching excursions. Your guide provides expert commentary and photo tips to make sure you take perfect photos of your memories. Evening presentations and social time round out your nights at the lodge.

Overnight at the Tundra Buggy Lodge.

Day 7 – Churchill to Winnipeg
Enjoy a full day Tundra Buggy adventure today. In the late afternoon, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Winnipeg.

Overnight in Winnipeg.

Day 8 – Departure
Your Polar Bear package comes to an end with check-out from your hotel.

Start Dates

2020 Trip Start Dates
November 4, 12

Pricing

Prices of this trip vary by departure date, hotel class and the choice of activities. Request your quote to check availability or to book this trip.

  • Accommodations

    Accommodations

    Below are examples of the places you can stay on this trip. Please get in touch to discuss your options and to check availability.

    Four Points By Sheraton Winnipeg

    Four Points By Sheraton Winnipeg

    Conveniently located adjacent to the Winnipeg International Airport, Four Points by Sheraton offers a number of complimentary amenities that will make your stay as comfortable as home. Enjoy free coffee and bottled water, high speed internet and a 24 hour fitness center.

    Tundra Buggy Lodge

    Tundra Buggy Lodge

    The Tundra Buggy Lodge is a truly unique experience where guests can wake up to the site of polar bears wandering past their window. Climb aboard and immerse yourself in the arctic wildlife on your doorstep, all the while enjoying warm, comfortable accommodation and delicious home cooked meals.

  • What's Included

    What's Included

    These are the places and experiences to look forward to on this trip.

    Accommodations:
    • 2 nights in Winnipeg
    • Accommodation at the Tundra Buggy Lodge for 5 nights

    Churchill Experiences:
    • 5 Tundra Buggy bear viewing day tours, including lunch
    • Churchill and Area Tour
    • Photo Specialist guide for duration of tour

    Meal Inclusions
    • All meals at the Tundra Buggy Lodge

    Transfer Inclusions:
    • Round-trip air transportation between Winnipeg and Churchill; light meal provided onboard

    Other Inclusions:
    • Digital Travel Documents
    • Fresh Tracks Canada customer service – from the time you book, you are assigned your own personal Vacation Coordinator whom you can reach out to with any questions or requests.


    Not Included

    • Meals, other than those mentioned
    • Gratuities
    • 8.5% Taxes (5% GST and 3.5% PST)
    • Airfare to and from Winnipeg (but don’t hesitate to ask for help)
    • Travel & medical insurance, trip cancellation insurance
    • Winter clothing rental (can be arranged, please don’t hesitate to ask)

    Ideas to customize your trip

    Think of this itinerary as just a starting point. These are some of the experiences you can add-on to personalize your trip.

    • Enjoy extra nights in Winnipeg before or after your polar bear tour
    • Make this a truly epic bear tour, and combine your polar bear trip with a grizzly Bear viewing tour
    • Take the train from Toronto or Vancouver, to Winnipeg

Get your personalized trip plan organized and arranged for you

Get your personalized itinerary
  • Get a trip that covers everything you want to see.
  • Know which places to go and which areas are best during certain times of the year.
  • Have someone local who knows the area to suggest trains, hotels, dining, sightseeing, etc.
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