Big Five Safari in Canada's North

Big Five Safari in Canada's North

8 Days / 7 Nights Roundtrip Winnipeg

Price from$8,333

Experience the spectacular wildlife of Manitoba with an adventure from the dense forests of Riding Mountain National Park to the colourful tundra of Churchill. The Big Five Safari is a nod to the incredible array of megafauna that populate the forests, tundra and rivers of this beautiful province.

The journey begins in Winnipeg, the geographic centre of North America. Travel over-land to Riding Mountain National Park where the bold boreal forest, expanses of meadows and lakes, lofty heights and deep gorges of the Manitoba Escarpment are home to moose, black bears, a captive bison herd and more. From there adventure to Churchill where the boreal forest gives way to the rugged and barren tundra and set out in search of mighty polar bear and beluga whales.

Big Five Safari in Canada's North map

Day 1: Arrive Winnipeg Upon arrival into Winnipeg, please make your own way to your accommodation. Evening meet and greet hosted by your Interpretive Guide

Overnight at Four Points Sheraton Hotel

Day 2: Winnipeg > Riding Mountain National Park (B,L,D) After breakfast depart on a 3 1/2 hour bus ride to Riding Mountain National Park (RMNP). Upon arrival at the park, enjoy an evening safari, looking for moose, black bear and other wildlife.

Overnight at Honeycomb Bed & Breakfast

Day 3: Riding Mountain National Park (B,L,D) After breakfast head out on your morning safari in search of black bears, moose and bison. Later meeting up with a Parks Canada Interpreter at a look out point located inside the captive bison enclosure to learn about the history of the enclosure and its significance to the park.

After lunch stop at the Parks Canada Visitor Centre for a private tour then enjoy some free time to relax and explore the town of Wasagaming.

Overnight at Honeycomb Bed & Breakfast

Day 4: Riding Mountain National Park > Winnipeg (B,L,D) An early start today with a morning safari through Riding Mountain National Park before breakfast. Returning to Winnipeg after breakfast.

Overnight at Four Points Sheraton Hotel

Day 5: Winnipeg > Churchill (B,L,D) We will depart on an early morning flight to Churchill. Upon arrival, commence on a beluga whale and Prince of Wales Fort tour. The boat tour takes you into the Churchill River estuary where hundreds of beluga whales are gathering to feed on small fish. Continue onto the far side of the Churchill River for a guided tour of Prince of Wales Fort, the oldest most northerly stone fort in Canada. In the afternoon visit the Itsanitaq Museum and the Parks Canada Visitor Centre to learn more about the wildlife, history and culture of the area.

This evening depart on the Churchill and area tour driving past various points of interest and stopping at the Manitoba Conservation's Polar Bear Holding Facility.

Overnight Churchill

Day 6: Beluga Zodiac Tour (B,L,D) After breakfast head to the docs for your second beluga excursion on a three hour Zodiac tour.

After lunch head out to the outskirts of Churchill to enjoy a dog carting programme with an area dog musher. Take part on a mile long dog cart (on wheels) through the Boreal forest and learn about the history of dog sledding and the importance it holds in northern communities.

Overnight Churchill

Day 7: Churchill > Winnipeg (B,L,D) Today head out on a Tundra Buggy for a six hour excursion into the Churchill Wildlife Management Area. Your Tundra Buggy Driver and Interpretive Guide will talk about the geological and natural history of the tundra, while you enjoy the colourful landscapes and look out for dozens of species of birds and other wildlife. You may get to see a summer polar bear. At the end of the day, return to the town of Churchill for your flight back to Winnipeg.

Overnight at Four Points Sheraton Hotel

Day 8: Winnipeg Depart Winnipeg at leisure.

Adventure Type - Enthusiast

This is our most well-rounded level of departure, with a mixture of cultural and wildlife adventures with fewer people. Maximum 22 guests per Tundra Buggy. This level of tour is led by a professional Interpretive Guide and offers guests the ability to focus on their adventures.

• Interpretive guide • 3 nights Winnipeg • 2 nights Riding Mountain • 2 nights Churchill • 6 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Dinners • Flights Winnipeg > Churchill > Winnipeg • Wildlife Viewing in Riding Mountain National Park • Full-Day Tundra Buggy Adventure • Beluga Boat Tour and Zodiac Tour • Dog Carting • Activities and Entrance Fees

Pricing (per person) $NZD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2019

23 Jul - 18 Aug

Taxes

-

$8,475

$763

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$9,938

$895

2020

21 Jul - 18 Aug

Taxes

-

$8,333

$750

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$8,333

$750

Departs

2019 Departures Jul 23, 30
Aug 12,18 2020 Departures Jul 21
Aug 3, 11, 18

Booking conditions

• A 20% non refundable deposit is due at time of booking. • Final payment due 120 days prior to departure.

Single Supplement If you are travelling alone and would like a suitable roommate for your tour, our operator will make every effort to do so. If a roommate is not available, or you wish to have single accommodation (where available) a single supplement will be charged that reflects the additional cost incurred for a single occupied room.

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Not included

• Hotel early check in/late check out • Meals other than specified • Excess baggage • Gratuities/tipping • Items of a personal nature