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Manitoba Polar Bear Adventure

Code: Tauck-VM2018

A 6-Day Tauck Tours tour starting from $6,690.00

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Start Date End Date Brochure Price Action
10/24/2018 10/29/2018 6,690.00 Get A Quote Best Value  
10/27/2018 11/01/2018 6,690.00 Get A Quote Best Value  
10/30/2018 11/04/2018 6,690.00 Get A Quote Best Value  
11/02/2018 11/07/2018 6,690.00 Get A Quote Best Value  
11/05/2018 11/10/2018 6,690.00 Get A Quote Best Value  
11/08/2018 11/13/2018 6,690.00 Get A Quote Best Value  
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All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-800-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

Escorted Tour Highlights

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Sightseeing Highlights

Earth Journeys, crafted by Tauck and BBC Earth... spend 3 nights in Manitoba's arctic wonderland for 2 full days watching the endangered polar bears plus 2 nights in Winnipeg; private charter flights

Overview

Travel to Manitoba in "Polar Bear Season" on Earth Journeys, created by Tauck and BBC Earth... Get up close to astonishing Arctic life in Churchill, from polar bears to snowy owls, white foxes, or sled dogs. Immerse in the Earth Journeys experience, featuring custom-made BBC Earth on-tour film vignettes.

Travel to Manitoba in "Polar Bear Season" on Earth Journeys, created by Tauck and BBC Earth, when these great white carnivores lumber across the plains toward Hudson Bay to prepare for winter. Get up close to astonishing Arctic life in Churchill: snowy owls, white foxes, a cavorting cub, Inuit sculpture, the beauty of a fire-killed log, and the amazing sled dogs. One of our most popular trips immerses you in the Earth Journeys experience, featuring custom-made BBC Earth on-tour film vignettes and when the opportunity arises, the use of field equipment. Late October and November is polar bear season in Churchill, Manitoba, the start of the long-awaited migration of these great white creatures. Over icy rivers and across the subarctic plains, they make their way towards the coast and the seal-rich waters of the Hudson Bay to fulfill their need for food for the winter ahead. Normally elusive, these bears are plentiful in this remote location of northern Canada at this time of the year, giving travelers seeking an up-close look at arctic life an exciting glimpse into their world. You'll stay in a cozy lodge where family-style meals, warm camaraderie and two-footed locals share stories about Hudson Bay history, past and present, in front of a crackling fire. You'll also learn more about Manitoba and early fur-trading history during a special private evening with the Hudson's Bay Company of Adventurers at the Manitoba Museum... at a dog sledding demonstration... on a dog sled ride and much more. Embrace your inner explorer on an adventurous Manitoba vacation!


Year Round Offers

  • Special Savings for Single Travelers
  • Seasonal Price Savings for specific dates
  • Special Savings for Groups of 8, 10++

Manitoba Polar Bear Adventure Day 1: Arrive Winnipeg
Tour begins: 2:00 PM at Inn at the Forks. Transfers are included from Winnipeg International Airport to the Inn at the Forks. Your adventure begins with an orientation tour that introduces you to the "Gateway of the West." Join us this evening for a Tauck Exclusive - a private, after-hours cocktail reception and dinner at the Manitoba Museum, housing artifacts donated by the famous Hudson's Bay Company, one of the oldest commercial enterprises in the world and deeply intertwined with the history of Manitoba. The highlight of the museum is the historic ship the Nonsuch, a replica of the 17th-century vessel responsible for the founding of the Hudson's Bay Company in 1670. You'll get an introduction to cultural traditions of the First Nations at a dance performance this evening.
Overnight: Inn at the Forks
Meals Included: D

Day 2: Private charter flight to Churchill
Everyone's up early today for a private charter flight to Churchill, "Polar Bear Capital of the World," accessible only by boat, plane or train - population approximately 950+! A guided tour upon arrival includes the village of Churchill - isolated in its remote location in northern Canada but thriving with Arctic wildlife, from waterfowl, beluga whales, seals and polar bears to vestiges of its position as a grain exporting town. It is along the shores of Hudson Bay, situated at the mouth of the Churchill River, at the juncture of two eco-regions - the boreal forest to the south and the Arctic tundra to the north. Your accommodations for the next three nights are at the Lazy Bear Lodge, the largest log building in Manitoba. It is built in a style reminiscent of the fur trading era, handcrafted from fire-killed logs. This afternoon, enjoy a presentation by a First Nations speaker who shares his culture with you. Dinner tonight is in the lodge.
Overnight: Lazy Bear Lodge
Meals Included: B, L, D

Day 3: The Polar Bears of Churchill
Climb aboard a specially designed tundra vehicle for a full-day excursion into the heart of bear country in search of the magnificent "Polar Bears of Churchill." Each autumn, small groups of polar bears migrate from frigid inland locations to Churchill, the staging area for their winter food-hunting season; today you'll see them in their natural habitat. From the safety of your vehicle, you'll have unrestricted views of the bears as they go about their daily business, so keep your camera at the ready. Your expert naturalist guide shares insights about the conservation efforts under way to protect these beautiful animals from environmental and other issues that threaten their survival. You'll never forget what you see and what you learn today...
Overnight: Lazy Bear Lodge
Meals Included: B, L, D

Day 4: A day in the Arctic wonderland outside of Churchill
First up - visit the Eskimo Museum to view one of Canada's oldest, and most comprehensive, collection of Inuit artifacts and sculpture. Indigenous peoples have lived out here for centuries, and the museum displays one of Canada's finest collections of Inuit art and artifacts, revealing insights about their hearty lifestyle. You're back out on the subarctic tundra plains in your heated vehicle today, looking for signs of wildlife sharing the landscapes with the giant white carnivores. White snowy owls with a four- to five-foot wing span perch on high, falcons cruise over bushes, white arctic foxes trot across the flats, all looking for unsuspecting prey like lemmings, who happen to be the lowest creature on the food chain out here. Warm up by a roaring fire back at your lodge tonight.
Overnight: Lazy Bear Lodge
Meals Included: B, L, D

Day 5: Dogs, sledding & a private charter flight back to Winnipeg
Today you'll get a closer look at the sport of dog sledding, a popular local diversion out here in the Manitoba wilderness. See a demonstration by dog trainers, then climb aboard a sled yourself for a ride with your canine drivers - another amazing day on the tundra. A private charter flight brings you back to Winnipeg this afternoon for a final overnight stay and farewell reception and dinner at the Inn at the Forks.
Overnight: Inn at the Forks
Meals Included: B, L, D

Day 6: Journey home
Tour ends: Winnipeg. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from the Inn at the Forks to Winnipeg International Airport. Allow a minimum of 3 hours for flight check-in.
Overnight:
Meals Included: B

All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-800-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

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•   On-tour film vignettes custom-made for Tauck by BBC Earth natural history experts


All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 1-800-942-3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

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