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Home Polar Bear Tours Classic Polar Bear Adventure Dates, Prices & Inclusions

Classic Polar Bear Adventure

The World’s Most Coveted Small-Group Polar Bear Expedition!
Mouse over the departure dates to see trip prices.
Departure Return Notes
10/13/2016 10/13/2016 10/18/2016 6-Day Trip
10/16/2016 10/16/2016 10/21/2016 6-Day Trip
10/16/2016 10/16/2016 10/22/2016 7-Day Trip
10/17/2016 10/17/2016 10/23/2016 7-Day Trip
10/19/2016 10/19/2016 10/24/2016 6-Day Trip
10/19/2016 10/19/2016 10/25/2016 7-Day Trip
10/20/2016 10/20/2016 10/25/2016 6-Day trip
10/21/2016 10/21/2016 10/26/2016 6-Day Trip
10/22/2016 10/22/2016 10/27/2016 6-Day Trip
10/23/2016 10/23/2016 10/29/2016 7-Day Trip
10/24/2016 10/24/2016 10/30/2016 7-Day Trip
10/25/2016 10/25/2016 10/31/2016 7-Day Trip
10/27/2016 10/27/2016 11/01/2016 6-Day Trip
10/27/2016 10/27/2016 11/02/2016 7-Day Trip
10/28/2016 10/28/2016 11/03/2016 7-Day Trip
10/29/2016 10/29/2016 11/03/2016 6-Day Trip
10/30/2016 10/30/2016 11/05/2016 7-Day Trip
10/31/2016 10/31/2016 11/06/2016 7-Day Trip
11/01/2016 11/01/2016 11/07/2016 7-Day Trip
11/03/2016 11/03/2016 11/08/2016 6-Day Trip
11/04/2016 11/04/2016 11/10/2016 7-Day Trip
11/05/2016 11/05/2016 11/11/2016 7-Day Trip
11/06/2016 11/06/2016 11/12/2016 7-Day Trip
11/08/2016 11/08/2016 11/14/2016 7-Day Trip
11/09/2016 11/09/2016 11/14/2016 6-Day Trip
11/09/2016 11/09/2016 11/15/2016 7-Day Trip
11/10/2016 11/10/2016 11/15/2016 6 -Day Trip
11/11/2016 11/11/2016 11/16/2016 6-Day Trip
11/12/2016 11/12/2016 11/17/2016 6-Day Trip
11/12/2016 11/12/2016 11/18/2016 7-Day Trip
11/15/2016 11/15/2016 11/20/2016 6-Day Trip
10/13/2017 10/13/2017 10/18/2017 6- Day trip 
10/16/2017 10/16/2017 10/21/2017 6-Day Trip
10/16/2017 10/16/2017 10/22/2017 7-Day Trip
10/17/2017 10/17/2017 10/23/2017 7-Day Trip
10/19/2017 10/19/2017 10/24/2017 6-Day Trip
10/19/2017 10/19/2017 10/25/2017 7-Day Trip
10/20/2017 10/20/2017 10/25/2017 6-Day Trip
10/21/2017 10/21/2017 10/26/2017 6-Day Trip
10/22/2017 10/22/2017 10/27/2017 6-Day Trip
10/23/2017 10/23/2017 10/29/2017 7-Day Trip
10/24/2017 10/24/2017 10/30/2017 7-Day Trip
10/25/2017 10/25/2017 10/31/2017 7-Day Trip
10/27/2017 10/27/2017 11/02/2017 7-Day Trip
10/27/2017 10/27/2017 11/01/2017 6-Day Trip
10/28/2017 10/28/2017 11/03/2017 7-Day Trip
10/29/2017 10/29/2017 11/03/2017 6-Day Trip
10/30/2017 10/30/2017 11/05/2017 7-Day Trip
10/31/2017 10/31/2017 11/06/2017 7-Day Trip
11/01/2017 11/01/2017 11/07/2017 7-Day Trip
11/03/2017 11/03/2017 11/08/2017 6-Day Trip
11/04/2017 11/04/2017 11/10/2017 7-Day Trip
11/05/2017 11/05/2017 11/11/2017 7-Day Trip
11/06/2017 11/06/2017 11/12/2017 7-Day Trip
11/08/2017 11/08/2017 11/14/2017 7-Day Trip
11/09/2017 11/09/2017 11/15/2017 7-Day Trip
11/09/2017 11/09/2017 11/14/2017 6-Day Trip
11/10/2017 11/10/2017 11/15/2017 6-Day Trip
11/11/2017 11/11/2017 11/16/2017 6-Day Trip
11/12/2017 11/12/2017 11/17/2017 6-Day Trip
11/12/2017 11/12/2017 11/18/2017 7-Day Trip
11/15/2017 11/15/2017 11/20/2017 6-Day Trip
The Polar Bear Season: Click here to learn more about the ebbs and flows of the Polar Bear season.
2016 Fees 
6-Day Expedition: $5895 - $6095
Single Supp.: $840
7-Day Expedition: $6295 - $6495
Single Supp.: $950
Deposit: $500

2017 Fees
6-Day Expedition: $6195 - $6395
Single Supp.: $840
7-Day Expedition: $6695 - $6895
Single Supp.: $950
Deposit: $500

Dates & Pricing Notes
Prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in U.S. dollars. Dates for 2017 are tentative and will be allocated to guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests who reserve their space prior to final pricing confirmation will receive the lowest rate within the range offered.

Please click here to read our Payment & Refund Policy.
Location of Adventure
Manitoba, Canada
Group Size Limit
Approximately 16 Travelers
A very important feature of our polar bear expeditions is the limited group size. Nature is always best experienced in smaller groups and it is particularly important on this expedition so that our guests have plenty of room on board the tundra vehicles.
Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Our Private Leaders
R/T flight from Winnipeg to Churchill, accommodations, all meals, cold-weather gear including a parka and boots during your trip, services of NHA's professional Expedition Leaders and assistants, some gratuities, all activities/entrance fees, evening wildlife and cultural presentations, all taxes and service charges.
Not Included
Travel to and from Winnipeg, alcoholic beverages, some gratuities, travel insurance, items of a personal nature (telephone calls, laundry, etc.).
Physical Requirements
A polar bear expedition with Natural Habitat Adventures requires very little walking. Travelers must be able to walk up/down stairs. Our Polar Rover vehicles, designed to travel over the tundra for polar bear observation, can sometimes offer a bumpy ride. Travelers must be prepared for below-freezing temperatures and slippery surfaces.
Important Information About This Trip
This flagship polar bear expedition has been our most popular adventure for more than two decades. Its longstanding success is due to the extraordinary polar bear viewing opportunities our guests enjoy, as well as the broad introduction to the natural history and daily life in the Canadian North the trip provides. Two Polar Rover day trips and a night trip are complemented by time spent exploring the subarctic outpost of Churchill, all in the company of our professional and seasoned Expedition Leaders.

Regarding polar bears in general: Polar bears are typically in the Churchill area all year round. The highest concentration occurs in October and November as the bears gather to await freeze-up on Hudson Bay and the beginning of their winter hunting season. Sometimes the best viewing happens at the beginning of the season, sometimes it occurs in the middle, and sometimes it's at the end—we never know for sure. Once the bay freezes, many of them depart. Historically, this has happened in early December, but an unusually early cold spell can somtimes occur, hastening their departure. Check out more details on the ebbs and flows of the Churchill polar bear viewing season.
Mandatory Insurance
Getting There & Getting Home
In case of flight or weather delays, we recommend that you arrive a day early and either participate in our Extra Day in Winnipeg program or stay on your own. Our small group tour begins with a 7 pm welcome dinner on Day 1. You are free to depart at any time on the final day.

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