Trip reference number: 103853

Trip Operator: Wexas Travel

Birds, Bears And Belugas - Arctic Summer Safari

From: £8835.00

Holiday overview

The Arctic wilderness surrounding the remote town of Churchill, Manitoba is breathtaking in both its scale and beauty. Staying at Seal River Heritage Lodge on the shores of the Hudson Bay, you'll be brought right into the heart of polar bear country for up-close encounters in the company of expert guides. There's also the chance to see beluga whales on Zodiac cruises and a host of other wildlife from caribou and Arctic fox to wolf and moose as you head out across the tundra. In the evenings, you'll relax at Seal River Heritage Lodge, enjoying the warmth of an open fire and the wonderful food and wine featured in the best selling Blueberries & Polar Bears cookbooks, created by renowned Canadian chefs Helen Webber and Marie Woolsey.

Holiday itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Winnipeg

Begin your trip in style with included airport lounge access before your day flight to Winnipeg. Then, on arrival, make your way to your hotel in the heart of the city. before heading out to dinner in the company of your fellow adventurers.

Stay: The Grand by Lakeview (Standard)

Days 2-6: Seal River Heritage Lodge

Board an early morning flight from Winnipeg to Churchill where you’ll be met for a connecting flight to Seal River Heritage Lodge on the wild shores of Hudson Bay. The following three days will be packed full of extraordinary adventures as, depending on conditions, you’ll view pods of beluga whales on Zodiac boat trips. Then, climb aboard a Tundra Buggy or head out on a wilderness walk, in the company of your expert guide, of course, for close-up encounters with polar bears. Along the way, you might be lucky enough to spot wolf, Arctic fox and herds of caribou while in autumn, as darkness descends, it's not uncommon to see the swirls of the Northern Lights overhead. Then, in the evening, return to the lodge for lectures and presentations followed by gourmet dining and drinks around an roaring fire. 

Day 7: Return to Winnipeg

Return to Winnipeg, where you’ll spend a final night. A far cry from the rugged nature of the previous few days, your stay here will introduce you to one of Canada’s most captivating cities. Wander its historic neighbourhoods and visit its world-class museums before boarding your overnight flight to the uk arriving home on day nine.

Stay: The Grand by Lakeview (Standard)

Days 8-9: Depart for the UK

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the airport in time for your onward flight, arriving home on day nine.

Holiday pricing

Valid for travel

Selected dates July and August


  • Complimentary UK airport departure lounge access
  • Return flights between London and Winnipeg via Toronto
  • Return flights between Winnipeg and Seal River Heritage Lodge
  • 2 nights in Winnipeg
  • 5 nights at Seal River Heritage Lodge, meals, transfers and activities as indicated

This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website

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