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Classic Polar Bear Adventure

Dates, Prices & Info

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Departure Return Notes
10/14/2019 10/20/2019 7-Day Trip | Special Expedition: Polar Bears in a Changing Climate
10/17/2019 10/22/2019 6-Day Trip
10/18/2019 10/23/2019 6-Day Trip
10/18/2019 10/24/2019 7-Day Trip
10/19/2019 10/24/2019 6-Day Trip
10/19/2019 10/25/2019 7-Day Trip
10/20/2019 10/26/2019 7-Day Trip
10/21/2019 10/26/2019 6-Day Trip
10/22/2019 10/27/2019 6-Day Trip
10/23/2019 10/29/2019 7-Day Trip
10/24/2019 10/29/2019 6-Day Trip
10/24/2019 10/30/2019 7-Day Trip
10/25/2019 10/31/2019 7-Day Trip
10/25/2019 10/30/2019 6-Day Trip
10/26/2019 11/01/2019 7-Day Trip
10/27/2019 11/01/2019 6-Day Trip
10/27/2019 11/02/2019 7-Day Trip
10/28/2019 11/02/2019 6-Day Trip
10/29/2019 11/04/2019 7-Day Trip
10/30/2019 11/04/2019 6-Day Trip
10/31/2019 11/05/2019 6-Day Trip
11/01/2019 11/07/2019 7-Day Trip
11/02/2019 11/07/2019 6-Day Trip
11/02/2019 11/08/2019 7-Day Trip
11/03/2019 11/08/2019 6-Day Trip
11/04/2019 11/10/2019 7-Day Trip
11/05/2019 11/10/2019 6-Day Trip
11/05/2019 11/11/2019 7-Day Trip
11/06/2019 11/12/2019 7-Day Trip
11/08/2019 11/14/2019 7-Day Trip
11/09/2019 11/15/2019 7-Day Trip
11/10/2019 11/16/2019 7-Day Trip
11/11/2019 11/17/2019 7-Day Trip
11/12/2019 11/18/2019 7-Day Trip
11/13/2019 11/18/2019 6-Day Trip
11/13/2019 11/19/2019 7-Day Trip
11/14/2019 11/19/2019 6-Day Trip
The Polar Bear Season: Click here to learn more about the ebbs and flows of the Polar Bear season.

Extend your stay in Canada! Click here to see trip extension options.
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10/14/2020 10/20/2020 7-Day Trip | Climate Change Departure
10/17/2020 10/22/2020 6-Day Trip
10/18/2020 10/23/2020 6-Day Trip
10/18/2020 10/24/2020 7-Day Trip
10/19/2020 10/24/2020 6-Day Trip
10/19/2020 10/25/2020 7-Day Trip
10/20/2020 10/26/2020 7-Day Trip
10/21/2020 10/26/2020 6-Day Trip
10/22/2020 10/27/2020 6-Day Trip
10/23/2020 10/29/2020 7-Day Trip
10/24/2020 10/29/2020 6-Day Trip
10/24/2020 10/30/2020 7-Day Trip
10/25/2020 10/30/2020 6-Day Trip
10/25/2020 10/30/2020 7-Day Trip
10/26/2020 11/01/2020 7-Day Trip
10/27/2020 11/01/2020 6-Day Trip
10/27/2020 11/02/2020 7-Day Trip
10/28/2020 11/02/2020 6-Day Trip
10/29/2020 11/04/2020 7-Day Trip
10/30/2020 11/04/2020 6-Day Trip
10/31/2020 11/05/2020 6-Day Trip
11/01/2020 11/07/2020 7-Day Trip
11/02/2020 11/07/2020 6-Day Trip
11/02/2020 11/08/2020 7-Day Trip
11/03/2020 11/08/2020 6-Day Trip
11/04/2020 11/10/2020 7-Day Trip
11/05/2020 11/10/2020 6-Day Trip
11/05/2020 11/11/2020 7-Day Trip
11/06/2020 11/12/2020 7-Day Trip
11/08/2020 11/14/2020 7-Day Trip
11/09/2020 11/15/2020 7-Day Trip
11/10/2020 11/16/2020 7-Day Trip
11/11/2020 11/17/2020 7-Day Trip
11/12/2020 11/18/2020 7-Day Trip
11/13/2020 11/18/2020 6-Day Trip
11/13/2020 11/19/2020 7-Day Trip
11/14/2020 11/19/2020 6-Day Trip
Dates for 2020 are tentative and will be allocated to guests on a first-come, first-served basis.

Climate Change Departure: Oct 14
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  • Trip Price (+internal air)
    6-Day Itinerary: $6795
    7-Day Itinerary: $7295

    Internal Air Cost:
    $795 per person
    Single Occupancy: For a single room add $895 on 6-day trips or $995 on 7-day trips. Click here to learn how you can avoid the single supplement.
    Deposit: $500 per person


Other Notes:
Trip prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in U.S. dollars.

Please read our Payment & Refund Policy here.
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  • Trip Price (+internal air)
    6-Day Itinerary: $6995
    7-Day Itinerary: $7495

Internal Air Cost: $895 per person
Single Occupancy: For a single room add $895 on 6-day trips or $995 on 7-day trips. Click here to learn how you can avoid the single supplement.
Deposit: $500 per person

Other Notes: Trip prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in U.S. dollars.

Please read our Payment & Refund Policy here.
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Group Size
Limited to 16 Travelers
An important feature of our Churchill polar bear expeditions is the limited group size. Nature is always best experienced in smaller groups, and it is particularly important on this expedition to ensure that our guests have plenty of room on board the tundra vehicles, for comfort and easy access for photos.
Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Our Private Leaders
Included
  • Trip price includes: Accommodations, services of Nat Hab's professional Expedition Leader(s) and assistants, Polar Rover excursions, dog sledding excursion, evening wildlife and cultural presentations, all meals from dinner on Day 1 through breakfast on final day, cold-weather gear including a parka and boots during your trip, most gratuities, airport transfers on Day 1 and final day, all activities and entrance fees, all taxes, permits and service fees.
  • Internal air cost includes: Round-trip private charter flights from Winnipeg to Churchill.
Not Included
Travel to and from the start and end point of your trip, alcoholic beverages, some gratuities, passport and visa fees (if any), optional activities, items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry and internet, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes (if any), optional travel protection and medical evacuation insurance.
Physical Requirements
Easy
A polar bear tour 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 tour has been our most popular adventure for more than two decades. Its longstanding success is due to the outstanding bear viewing opportunities Churchill offers, as well as the appeal of our subarctic environs and broad introduction to the natural and cultural history of the Hudson Bay region and daily life in the Canadian North that this trip provides. Two Polar Rover day trips and a night excursion are complemented by time spent exploring the frontier outpost town of Churchill, with expert interpretation from our naturalist Expedition Leaders.

Regarding polar bears: They are typically in the Churchill area 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. But bear viewing is never predictable. 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 sometimes occur, hastening their departure to the ice. Please be aware that conditions vary, and polar bears here live wild and free: we can never guarantee that you will see them, or promise exactly what your experience will be.

Meals
Please understand that the meals in Churchill are specially planned and prepared for well in advance. With ample notice, dietary requirements due to serious medical conditions or strict personal restrictions can be met, but must be adhered to while on the adventure. If you have a very restricted diet, we recommend bringing some of your preferred snacks along with the appreciation that certain foods are limited in this part of the world.
Mandatory Insurance
Since the areas you will travel to on this trip are remote and wild (that's why we go there!), we require medical evacuation insurance for this program. If you decline the medical evacuation insurance coverage offered by Natural Habitat Adventures, we require that you send us documentation of the independent coverage you have selected. We recommend that your chosen independent insurance plan includes at least $250,000 in medical evacuation coverage. Please note that we will add the cost of Natural Habitat Adventures' medical evacuation policy (currently $48 per person) to your tour invoice until you provide our office with proof of coverage including your insurance company's name, phone number and your individual policy number. Thank you for understanding that our policy exists exclusively in the interest of our guests' safety.

To protect your investment and to provide peace of mind while you travel, we also strongly recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance. Plans may cover everything from medical treatment to trip cancellations and delays and lost luggage. Please contact our office if you would like more information about the medical evacuation and comprehensive travel insurance policies we offer by calling 800-543-8917.
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. Please schedule your flights to arrive by 5 pm in order to attend a 7 pm orientation dinner on Day 1 of your program. You are free to depart at any time on the final day.
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