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Classic Polar Bear Photo Adventure

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10/28/2019 11/03/2019
10/30/2019 11/05/2019
11/03/2019 11/09/2019
11/05/2019 11/11/2019
11/06/2019 11/12/2019
11/10/2019 11/16/2019
11/12/2019 11/18/2019
11/13/2019 11/19/2019
The Polar Bear Season: Click here to learn more about the ebbs and flows of the Polar Bear season.
 
Other Departures: Click here for non-photo tour departures.
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10/28/2020 11/03/2020
10/30/2020 11/05/2020
11/03/2020 11/09/2020
11/05/2020 11/11/2020
11/06/2020 11/12/2020
11/10/2020 11/16/2020
11/12/2020 11/18/2020
11/13/2020 11/19/2020
Dates for 2020 are tentative and will be allocated to guests on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Trip Pricing
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  • Trip Price (+internal air)
    $7995

Single Occupancy: For a single room add $995
Internal Air Cost: $795
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)
    $8195

Single Occupancy: For a single room add $995
Internal Air Cost: $895
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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2021 prices are not yet confirmed. Dates for 2021 will be similar to 2020 and will be allocated to guests on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests who reserve their 2021 space prior to final pricing confirmation will receive the lowest rate within the range offered for that date.
Group Size
Approximately 16 Travelers
Nature and wildlife are best encountered in smaller groups, and this is especially true for our photography adventures. With only 16 travelers, our experience is quieter and more authentic, and you’re assured plenty of space and personalized attention when you need it. With a small group, we maintain the flexibility to adapt to changing conditions in a way that maximizes our photo opportunities—we'll depart early in the morning to chase the best light, remain at a site of specific photographic interest to fully explore the potential, or move to a new destination when desired. Our Expedition Leader, who is both an expert naturalist and accomplished photographer, is always available to answer your questions, provide tips and techniques, and to help you better understand and photograph this captivating region of the world and its wild inhabitants.
Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Our Private Leaders
Included
  • Trip price includes: Accommodations, services of Nat Hab's professional Photography 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 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
Our Classic Photo Adventure is based in the town of Churchill, giving us access not only to polar bears nearby but also to the culture, people and history of Churchill. During the three full days we spend on the tundra and our evenings in town, our photography guides will share their knowledge of the tundra ecosystem, its wildlife, and how to best capture these elements in photographs.

Regarding polar bears in general: Polar bears are typically in the Churchill area year-round. The highest concentration occurs in October and November as the bears congregate awaiting the freeze-up of Hudson Bay and the start of their winter seal-hunting season. Sometimes, the best viewing happens at the beginning of the season, sometimes it's in the middle, and sometimes, not till the end—we can never know for sure. Once the ice freezes, many of the bears depart. Historically, this typically occurs in early December, but an unusually early cold spell may occur, hastening their departure.

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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