On the picturesque coastline of Hudson Bay in northern Manitoba, the once-prosperous trading post of Churchill is regarded as one of the best places on earth to see polar bears. On this tour, you'll venture out on special Tundra Buggies, 4x4 jeeps adapted for life in the Arctic and converted to maximise your bear-viewing experience. In the company of expert local guides, you'll follow the annual polar bear migration, returning each night to cosy, log-cabin accommodation complete with roaring fires, gourmet food and, with luck, views of the Northern Lights. There's even the chance to try dog sledding and, weather permitting, enjoy a helicopter flight.
Day 1: UK/Winnipeg
Begin your holiday in relaxing style with included airport lounge access before your daytime flight to Canada. Upon arrival in Manitoba’s capital city, transfer to your airport hotel where you'll meet your fellow explorers and a welcome dinner.
Stay: Sheraton Four Points, Winnipeg
Days 2-4: Polar bear viewing by Tundra Buggy
Rise early to board your flight north to Churchill and transfer to your downtown hotel. Then, join a guided tour of this remote town in the heart of Manitoba’s polar bear country. The next couple of days are given over entirely to exploring the region in purposely built Tundra Buggies, designed to cover huge areas of this starkly beautiful region while following the annual polar bear migration. Keep your eyes peeled as you might also spot Arctic fox, caribou and hares amid the endless white. Weather permitting, you might also catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights while optional dog-sledding excursions, guided wilderness walks and helicopter flights provide further fun.
Stay: Tundra Inn, Churchill (or similar)
Day 5: Return to Winnipeg
After a leisurely breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight south to Winnipeg and a transfer back to your city-centre hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore this cultured and captivating city, home to a deliciously diverse dining scene and several excellent museums.
Days 6-7: Depart for UK
Depart Winnipeg for your onward flight, arriving in the UK the next day.
Valid for travel: Various departures between 01 Oct - 19 Nov 2019
B = Breakfast • L = Lunch • D = Dinner
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website