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Spring Polar Bears & Icebergs of Baffin Safari

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Discover Nunavut in the spring, the most magnificent location in the High Arctic for viewing polar bears and cubs on Baffin Island's icebergs. This adventurous 9-day polar bear photo safari takes you to the heart of the Arctic in early spring, a region rarely visited by tourists. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and soaring icebergs, witness polar bears in their natural habitat, venturing onto the sea ice and climbing spectacular icebergs. Capture once-in-a-lifetime memories with probable glimpses of mother and cubs, icebergs, and the magnificent Northern Lights. This safari is ideal for professional and enthusiastic amateur photographers seeking unique wildlife photography chances, the opportunity to picture polar bears on icebergs, and a real Arctic adventure. 
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Highlights
  • Experience the exclusivity of true Arctic and mother polar bears and cubs in early spring.
  • Capture unique and stunning photographs of polar bears.
  • Enjoy vast landscapes and panoramic views of Arctic
  • Marvel the Northern Lights at night in all its glory in the high Arctic
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Arrive in Qikiqtarjuaq

  • 1 Dinner
Depart Ottawa International Airport for Qikiqtarjuaq. Transfer to local hotel for a hot dinner.

Day 2: Your adventure begins

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After breakfast travel to camp by snowmobile and qamutik (traditional Inuit sled). Get your first glimpse of deep glacial carved fiords, icebergs frozen into the ice forming towering pillars, and chances of spotting wildlife on the way to camp. Arrive in camp before dinner to get settled in and enjoy a tour of the facilities to get you comfortable right away.

Day 3-7: In Camp

  • 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
A photographer’s paradise! Enjoy full-day explorations of the majestic High Arctic wilderness by snowmobile and qamutik, as Inuit guides use traditional expertise to locate and help you safely view polar bears, close-up. Weather and snow conditions determine the exact route. Enjoy hot lunches served on the land and gourmet comfort food dinners at camp. Schedules are determined by wildlife and our guests. Enjoy the Northern Lights and great company at night.

Day 8: Depart from Camp

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After a hot breakfast, capture a few last memories and photographs. Return to Qikiqtarjuaq and fly to Iqaluit. Enjoy dinner and overnight at a local hotel.

Day 9: Return Home

  • 1 Breakfast
Transfer to the Iqaluit airport for your flight to Ottawa.

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Included
  • 8 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 8 Dinners
  • 8 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Services of Inuit guides and expedition staff
  • Gear Rental: Snorkeling (drysuit, mask, fins, hood, gloves) & Kayaking Gear
  • Transfers in Arctic Bay to airport
Excluded
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • All participants will be required to provide proof of medical insurance while traveling in Canada. Each participant is responsible for any medical expenses and must be covered by their own sickness, accident, and evacuation insurance.
  • Gratuities at your discretion. A typical gratuity is $100 per Inuit/guide/chef and expedition leader per week.
  • Gratuities
  • International Flights
  • Accommodation in Ottawa
  • Travel, medical and evacuation insurance coverage
  • Additional costs associated with weather and/or layovers in Pond Inlet, Iqaluit or Ottawa
  • Round-trip flight to Arctic Bay from Ottawa
  • Polar Clothing Rental Package strongly encouraged
  • Flight Taxes - USD 660.00 for 2017 / CAD 600.60 for 2018

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Typically not offered during this period because of weather conditions.

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