Polar Bears and Whales of Cumberland Sound

Polar Bears and Whales of Cumberland Sound

7 Days/6 Nights Roundtrip Ottawa

Price from$10,970

Discover the majesty of the Arctic while boating through iconic Cumberland Sound. Encounter polar bears, walrus, beluga and bowhead whales amongst spectacular, pristine landscapes under the Midnight Sun and hike through Auyuittuq National Park. Seldom visited, this area is one of the richest and most captivating polar environments, bursting with diverse wildlife, dramatic mountains and fiords. Exploring by boat and land, enjoy boundless adventure and incredible wonders to see at every angle.

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Day 1: Ottawa > Iqaluit > Pangnirtung This safari begins in Pangnirtung, Nunavut. Depart Ottawa for Iqaluit, the capital of Nunavut, and connect to your flight to Pangnirtung. Step off the plane and take in awe-inspiring mountain ranges and rolling tundra. Participate in an orientation from Parks Canada before transferring to camp.

Days 2 - Day 5: Pangnirtung Spend these days observing and capturing stunning photographs of wildlife including bowhead whales, beluga, seals, polar bears and walrus. Enjoy daily boat rides and take in the awe-inspiring scenery of Auyuittuq National Park, Kekerten Territorial Park, and other stunning destinations in the area.

Explore Kingniat Fiord in search of bowhead whales. Visit Pangnirtung Fiord, the southern entrance to Akshayuk Pass and gateway to Mt. Asgard and Thor Peak. Excursion destinations and activities will vary depending on conditions.

**Day 6: Pangnirtung Transfer to Pangnirtung and settle in to the hotel. This artistic community is famous for the quality of its woven tapestries and lithographic prints. Take in local culture on a community tour on your final night.

Day 7: Pangnirtung > Iqaluit > Ottawa After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Ottawa and onward to home.

Please note: The above itinerary is intended to be representative only as weather and wildlife conditions play a large role in dictating our daily movements and activities. It is important to have a spirit of flexibility when travelling to any Arctic location.

Tented Safari Camp on land

While they may appear like a tented camp from the outside, our Tented Safari Camp continues to surprise and delight our guests with its roomy and warm interior. Inspired by African safaris, our large and spacious sleep tents are warm, and tall enough to stand with ample space for all your cameras and luggage.

Features: • 2 m (6'9") tall with an interior of 8 m2 (90 sq feet). • All sleep tents have two beds • Central dining/lounge area to dine and relax in • Shared washroom with hot water sinks and showers. Note: these are eco-style, as you will be located in the wilderness.

• Services of Inuit guides and expedition staff • Meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches and snacks, 6 dinners • Accommodations: 6 nights in Tented Safari Camp • 1 nights accommodation Pangnirtung • All day trips by land or boat • Return transfers in Pangnirtung

Pricing (per person) $NZD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2019

Tour Price

Taxes

Return flights from Ottawa to Pangnirtung

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$10,970

$549

$2,591

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$19,746

$988

$2,591

Departs

2019 Departures Jul 26
Aug 2, 9

Booking conditions

• Maximum 8 people • A non-refundable deposit of 30% is required prior to booking. • Full payment is due 150 days prior to departure.

Single Traveler • If you are a single traveler who requests at time of booking to share accommodations with a fellow traveler of the same gender, we will try to match you. If no match becomes available, a single supplement will not be charged. • Single accommodation may not always be available on all trips and is not guaranteed.

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Not included

• Return flights Ottawa > Pangnirtung • Fuel surcharges • Pre/post tour accommodation Ottawa • Tips, gratuities, personal expenses • Travel, medical and evacuation insurance • Additional costs associated with weather and/or layovers in Pangnirtung, Iqaluit or Ottawa • Polar Clothing Rental Package