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Spring Polar Bears & Glaciers of Baffin Photo Safari

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Join this 9-day trip to get up close to unique wildlife and scenery found in this part of Canada’s high Arctic. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and soaring icebergs, experience polar bears close-up in undisturbed splendor as they venture on to the sea ice and climb majestic icebergs. Capture memories of a lifetime with possible sightings of mother and cubs after they have emerged from dens. As a final highlight, witness the incredible northern lights in the evening.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Ottawa to Iqaluit | Qikiqtarjuaq
Days 2-7 : Base Camp
Day 8 : Iqaluit
Day 9 : Iqaluit to Ottawa

Highlights

  • Enjoy full-day explorations of the Arctic's majestic wilderness
  • Travel by snowmobile and qamutik (traditional sled)
  • Locate and photograph polar bears in the company of Inuit guides
  • Witness the spectacular northern lights at night

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Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Group

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Polar bear yawn Ice as far as I can see... Polar bear and cub Twin bergs Stunning Northern Lights

Day 1 Ottawa to Iqaluit | Qikiqtarjuaq

Depart Ottawa for Iqaluit in the morning. From Iqaluit, fly by private charter landing near Qikiqtarjuaq, NU. Upon arrival, met your Expedition team and transfer to your camp by snowmobile. Settle in your camp, and enjoy a hot orientation dinner with your travel companions and Expedition Team.

Day 2-7 Base Camp

  • Hotel
  • 6 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners
Travel by snowmobile and qamutik (traditional sled) across the sea ice and pressure ridges that rise up to 3 meters (10 feet) into the air. Enjoy six days of full exploration of the majestic wilderness as Inuit guides bring you out on the ice to locate and view polar bears and photograph icebergs. Weather conditions determine the exact route. Observe icebergs calved off of glaciers and enjoy listening to the beat of the wings of seabirds from hundreds of meters away. Enjoy hot lunches served on the land and gourmet dinners at camp. At night witness the spectacular northern lights.

Day 8 Iqaluit

After a hot breakfast, spend the morning capturing a few more memories. After lunch, return to Iqaluit by charter. Check into your Iqaluit hotel and join fellow adventurers for dinner.

Day 9 Iqaluit to Ottawa

  • 1 Breakfast
Enjoy a free morning in Iqaluit. Transfer to Iqaluit airport for your flight home.

Iqaluit

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$12,280

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Please add 5% sales tax from Qikiqtarjuaq

Please Note: 2018 Fares are based off of current exchange rates from the Canadian Dollar. Contact us for current rates.

Included

  • 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 8 Dinners
  • 8 Nights Accommodations
    • 1 Night Hotel
    • 7 Nights Camping
  • Expedition leader and local guides

Excluded

  • Internal Flights
    • $3,063 Ottawa - Qikiqtarjuaq - Ottawa * 2017 Departures (Please note that prices are in USD)
    • $3,040 Ottawa - Qikiqtarjuaq - Ottawa * 2018 Departures (Please note that prices are based on the current exchange rate with the CAD)
    • Flight cost is subject to change
  • International Flights
  • Round-trip flight to basecamp, near Qikiqtarjuaq. Air package sold separately
  • Accommodation in Ottawa
  • Tips, gratuities, personal expenses
  • Travel, medical and evacuation insurance
  • Additional costs associated with weather and/or layovers in Iqaluit, Qikiqtarjuaq or Ottawa
  • Polar Clothing Rental Package rental strongly encouraged
  • Flight Taxes
    • USD 398.19 for 2017 / CAD 517.53 for 2018
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This was my first experience with Adventure Life - and I couldn't have been more pleased with the trip. The guides and local staff in both Buenos Aires and Uruguay were terrific - extremely helpful and accommodating. I really enjoyed meeting the friendly staff in Buenos Aires in person (I left my bags with them for the afternoon).
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Typically not offered during this period because of weather conditions.

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