Birds, Bears and Belugas

Manitoba

From NZD $25100 in low season
From NZD $25100 in high season

based on 6 nights & daily experiences

per person, based on two people sharing.

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At a Glance

  • July and August are the best time to visit, when the Beluga whales are migrating into the Hudson Bay  

  • Enjoy switching off at the remote wilderness lodge, located in the heart of polar bear country  

  • Marvel at the Northern Lights, the Earth’s greatest light show 

  • The small group size allows intimate experiences to get up and close to Arctic wildlife  

  • Hearty meals provided at the lodge mean you will be fully prepared for a day's excursions 

  • The lodge provides appropriate gear to ensure you are prepared for the Arctic climate

  • Learn from expert guides about the wilderness you are surrounded in 

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Manitoba has a typically dry climate with very distinct seasons that have sharp temperature changes. During the winter months, temperatures can be as low as -40 degrees celsius, and in the summer months, temperatures of 38 degrees celsius are not uncommon. The snow is deeper than 1cm for over 130 days of the year, so the region is known for its long winter and snowy conditions. Despite the coldness, skies are often completely clear and due to very low levels of pollution, stargazing and northern lights viewing are excellent nighttime activities.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 09 887 3617 to start planning your holiday.

Itinerary

A trip of a lifetime where you will encounter some of the most unique arctic wildlife; kayak the Hudson Bay with the inquisitive beluga whales and hike with the polar bears along the coastline whilst they wait for the sea ice to return. This adventure is full of wildlife, spot Arctic fox, migratory birds and moose all from the comfort of your wilderness lodge perfectly situated in the heart of polar bear territory and on the shores of the Hudson Bay.

  1. Days 1-2: Manitoba

    Arrive into Winnipeg, the capital of Manitoba where you will spend the night with your fellow passengers and meet your adventure specialist. You will spend the evening relaxing and getting to know your group before you travel to Churchill early the following day. 

    Accommodation: The Grand Winnipeg Airport Hotel (1 night)

  2. Days 2-6: Manitoba

    Journey further north to Churchill, here you will take your final air transfer to the wilderness lodge; keep an eye out for pods of whales, caribou and of course the polar bear. On arrival get settled in and enjoy an orientation of polar bear country.  
    Over the next few days you will be able to enjoy several different wildlife and wilderness experiences. Tides allowing, board a marine tour out onto the Hudson Bay where you can hope to see the beluga whale who migrate to these waters. This marine animal is known for its inquisitive nature and often ventures close by.  
    Cover extensive ground in a Tundra Buggy and follow the coastline. These vehicles are specifically designed for the Arctic tundra and enable close encounters of polar bears in their natural habitat.  
    Daily treks are a great way to experience the vast landscape and see the Arctic’s flora and fauna. From short walks to a full days’ hike, excursions can focus on photography and wildlife viewing. You can expect to see nesting birds, fox dens, wildflowers and sight polar bears. Wildlife viewing, birdwatching and photography are a real highlight of this itinerary, with expert guides and experienced photographers on hand, you will be able to locate and identify a variety of species. The highly specialised team can assist with capturing the perfect shot and encompass the vast extreme of the arctic wilderness. 
    Should conditions permit, watch the night skies dance with the Aurora Borealis, the greatest light show on earth, this remote landscape makes the ideal viewing platform for this natural wonder.  
    During downtime at the lodge you will have the opportunity to attend lectures and presentations, relax in front of an open fire and enjoy hearty meals, all provided by the

    Accommodation: Seal River Heritage Lodge (4 nights)

  3. Days 6-7: Manitoba

    Not before enjoying a hearty breakfast at your remote wilderness lodge, you will transfer by plane back to Churchill, the journey will provide the last opportunity to capture the Churchill region. You will have a short amount of free time to explore the town before taking a short flight back to Winnipeg. Here you will enjoy your final night and reflect on the adventure of a lifetime before taking your flight home.  

    Accommodation: The Grand Winnipeg Airport Hotel (1 night)

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 09 887 3617 to start planning your holiday.

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