Travel 2 Touring 18/19

CANADA

Churchill

2

Manitoba

LAND AIR RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

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LAND NIGHTS STAYED

Riding Mountain National Park

1

SMALL GROUP TOUR

2

Winnipeg

3

LAND AIR NIGHTS STAYED

PRICES FROM £4929pp

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INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Experience the spectacular wildlife of Manitoba LAND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1

8 day Canadian Big Five Safari Winnipeg • Riding Mountain National Park • Churchill

• Search for moose, black bears and bison on wildlife safaris in Riding Mountain National Park • Get up close and personal with beluga whales as they feed in the Churchill River • Enjoy a dog cart ride with a local dog musher and learn all about dog sledding • Take a full-day Tundra Buggy excursion in search of polar bears and a multitude of birds and other wildlife • Keep your eye out for the aurora borealis on a clear night LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1

Day 1: Arrive Winnipeg On arrival into Winnipeg, transfer independently to your hotel. The rest of the day is free. A visit to Assinibone Park Zoo is highly recommended as it is a brilliant introduction to the wildlife of the province. This evening there is a meet and greet with the rest of the group and guide to go over the details of the week’s schedule. Four Points by Sheraton, Winnipeg Airport Day 2: Winnipeg - Riding Mountain National Park After an early breakfast depart Winnipeg for Riding Mountain National Park across beautiful prairies to the rolling hills of the Manitoba Escarpment. After a brief introduction to the park, check into your quaint B&B and head out on an evening safari in search of wildlife including moose and black bears. (BLD) Honeycomb B&B (2 nights) Day 3: Riding Mountain National Park Bison Enclosure Head back into Riding Mountain National Park in search of black bears, moose and bison. Join a Parks Canada guide inside the bison enclosure to learn more about the park and its magnificent animals. After a private tour of the Parks Canada Visitor Centre, enjoy some free time before dinner. Later, you will head out on another wildlife safari at dusk when many animals are at their most active. (BLD) Day 4: Riding Mountain National Park – Winnipeg After a final wildlife safari, you will return to Winnipeg in preparation for the next portion of the tour – polar bears and belugas in Churchill. (BLD) Four Points by Sheraton, Winnipeg Airport Day 5: Winnipeg – Churchill Catch an early flight to Churchill in the far north of the province of Manitoba. Embark on a beluga whale and Prince of Wales Fort tour on the Churchill River estuary where hundreds of beluga whales feed on small fish. After a couple of hours whale watching stop at the Prince of Wales Fort, the oldest most northerly stone fort in Canada. Lunch at a local restaurant, then spend time at the Itsanitaq Museum and the Parks Canada Visitor Centre to learn more about the wildlife, history and culture of the area. After dark, if the night sky is clear, there is a chance you may glimpse the aurora borealis. (BLD) Churchill Hotel (2 nights)

Day 6: Beluga Zodiac Excursion After breakfast head out on your second beluga excursion, this time on a Zodiac. Marvel as dozens of whales surface just metres away so close you could almost touch them. In the afternoon enjoy a dog carting session with a local dog musher, take part in a mile-long dog cart (on wheels) through the boreal forest and learn about the history and importance of dog sledding to northern communities. (BLD) Day 7: Tundra Buggy ® Excursion After an early start head out on a 6-hour excursion on a Tundra Buggy in search of wildlife. Your interpretive guide will explain the unique geological and natural history of the tundra. Enjoy the vast expanse of colourful landscape and an abundance of birds and other wildlife – if you are lucky there is a chance to catch a polar bear cooling off in the waters of Hudson Bay. Return to Churchill late afternoon and fly back to Winnipeg. (BLD) Four Points by Sheraton, Winnipeg Airport Day 8: Depart Winnipeg Your tour concludes today after checking out of your hotel.

TOUR DETAILS

£4929 per person

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PRICES INCLUDE • 7 nights’ accommodation • Meals as specified: 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners • Services of an expert Frontiers North guide and local guides • Sightseeing, internal flights and transfers as per itinerary

DEPARTURES Jul 23, 30; Aug 12, 18

TOUR STYLE: Small Group

GROUP SIZE: 18 max

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 2 - 3 stars

Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.

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