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Tundra Lodge Adventure

Stay Among the Bears at the Northland's Most Remarkable Lodge – On the Tundra Itself!

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Departure Return Notes
10/17/2014 10/17/2014 10/23/2014  
10/21/2014 10/21/2014 10/27/2014  
10/25/2014 10/25/2014 10/31/2014  
10/29/2014 10/29/2014 11/04/2014  
11/02/2014 11/02/2014 11/08/2014  
11/11/2014 11/11/2014 11/17/2014  
11/20/2014 11/20/2014 11/26/2014 Tundra Lodge & Helicopter Adventure
10/12/2015 10/12/2015 10/18/2015  
10/16/2015 10/16/2015 10/22/2015  
10/24/2015 10/24/2015 10/30/2015  
10/28/2015 10/28/2015 11/03/2015  
11/01/2015 11/01/2015 11/07/2015  
11/05/2015 11/05/2015 11/11/2015  
11/09/2015 11/09/2015 11/15/2015  
11/17/2015 11/17/2015 11/23/2015 Tundra Lodge & Helicopter Adventure
Click here to learn more about the ebbs and flows of the Polar Bear season

2014 Fees
$6,995
$7,995 (Tundra Lodge & Helicopter Adventure)
Single Supp: $275
Deposit: $500

Prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in US Dollars. 2014 and 2015 dates may change slightly.

Special Tundra Lodge & Helicopter Adventure
Our Tundra Lodge & Helicopter Adventure takes place as the final lodge trip of the season and includes all the regular elements of our Tundra Lodge Adventure plus a helicopter journey to the female bears’ denning area where we may have the remarkable opportunity to climb inside an unoccupied polar bear den! While we have historically enjoyed some of the best bear viewing of the season during this time (with many bears waiting nearby the lodge for the Bay to freeze and often lots of snow which makes for exciting photography opportunities) there is also a chance that many of the bears will have already headed out onto the ice. Although we would find it somewhat unlikely, there is even a chance that we will see no bears at all at or nearby the lodge, and we ask guests to apply for this adventure knowing this. With two Polar Rovers stationed at the lodge during this adventure we will have opportunities for full-day tundra exploration which, when combined with a stay on the tundra itself and the exclusive helicopter expedition to the denning area, makes for a spectacular and unique northern adventure.
Location of Adventure
Churchill, Manitoba, Canada
Group Size Limit
Approximately 29 Travelers
A very important feature of this polar bear adventure is the limited group size. Nature is always best experienced in smaller groups, and it is particularly important on this trip so that our guests have plenty of room on board the tundra vehicles. Our Tundra Lodge holds 32 guests plus staff, but we limit the group to approximately 29 guests. On our Arctic tundra drives we generally accommodate 15 guests per Polar Rover, which leaves plenty of room to move about the vehicles as we are viewing and photographing bears.
Our Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
 
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Included
R/T flight from Winnipeg to Churchill, accommodations, all meals (except either lunch or dinner on your final day in Churchill), 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, lunch or dinner on your final day in Churchill, alcoholic beverages, some gratuities, travel insurance, items of a personal nature (telephone calls, laundry, etc.).
Physical Requirements
Easy
A polar bear expedition with Natural Habitat Adventures requires very little to no walking. Polar Rovers can sometimes offer a bumpy ride.
Important Information About This Trip
A stay at our exclusive Tundra Lodge offers guests the true feel of the Far North, with polar bears ambling across the tundra right outside the windows. Despite its isolation, the facility is remarkably comfortable, with private bedrooms and a common living room. The onboard kitchen prepares delectable meals served in the spacious dining room. The specialized Polar Rover vehicle located on site provides transportation for half-day excursions over the tundra. Each Tundra Lodge guest will travel on the Polar Rover for one half-day excursion each day; the second half of each day is spent viewing the bears from the comfort of the Tundra Lodge. As the bears approach us, we are able to observe their interactions in the natural environment surrounding the lodge. An important feature of our polar bear trips is the limited group size. Nature is always best experienced in smaller groups, a particularly important element of this trip. The Tundra Lodge holds 32 guests plus staff, but we limit our group to 29 guests or fewer. Tundra drives in the Polar Rover generally accommodate no more than 15 guests, ensuring a window seat for everyone and plenty of room for moving about the vehicle.

Regarding polar bears in general: Polar bears are typically found in the Churchill area year-round. The highest concentration occurs in October and November as the bears mass in anticipation for the freeze-up of Hudson Bay. Sometimes the best bear viewing is in the beginning of the season, sometimes the middle and sometimes at the end—we never know for sure. Once Hudson Bay freezes, many of them depart for the ice. Historically this happens in early December, but an unusually early cold spell can occur, hastening their departure. Check out more details on the ebbs and flows of the Churchill polar bear viewing season.
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 expedition begins with a 7:00pm welcome dinner on Day 1. You are free to depart at any time on the final day.

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