Polar Bears & Northern Lights in Churchill, Manitoba

with Lazy Bear Lodge

November 2 – 7, 2024

SOLD OUT  $7599 per person, double occupancy

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Due to some key geographical features (it’s the first place that the sea ice freezes every year), Churchill, Manitoba has the highest concentration of polar bears in the world.  The bears congregate here before they head out onto the sea ice for the winter to hunt seals.  Join us for an epic adventure with Lazy Bear Expeditions to come face to face with wild polar bears!

Itinerary

November 2 – Arrive in Winnipeg and overnight at Inn at the Forks

November 3 – Morning flight to Churchill

Afternoon orientation and leisure time, checking in at Lazy Bear Lodge.  Enjoy a 2-3 hour Churchill Heritage tour, including outside tour of the Polar Bear Jail as well as Historic Cape Merry.

November 4 & 5 – Polar Bear Safari in your Tundra Buggy

After a hearty breakfast, head out onto the Arctic Tundra in search of the elusive polar bear, in your rough & rugged (and heated) Tundra Buggy with your guides from Lazy Bear Expeditions.  Keep your eyes peeled as the bears can appear at any momentt!  It is not uncommon for the bears to come right up to the vehicle, where you can step out onto your elevated patio for an eye-level view of these majestic animals.  Lunch and snacks will be served onboard.

Mush! Enjoy our included dog-sledding adventure and learn all about the lives and culture of the amazing sled-dog teams

Gaze!  Spend your evenings searching for the Northern Lights, a common sight in Churchill.  If skies are clear, it’s almost a certainty!

November 6 – afternoon flight to Winnipeg and stay overnight at the Grand Hotel at airport

November 7 – fly home from Winnipeg

SOLD OUT

$7599 per person double occupancy

$9049 per person single occupancy (1 available)

Triples not allowed

Price Includes:

  • 3 nights accommodation at Lazy Bear Lodge
  • 2 nights in Winnipeg
  • Round Trip Airfare between DFW & Winnipeg (estimated – cost could increase)
  • Round Trip Airfare between Winnipeg and Churchill
  • 2 days on the tundra in the Wildlife Management Area (including lunches)
  • 2-3 hour Churchill Heritage tour, includes outside tour of the Polar Bear Jail as well as Historic Cape Merry
  • Dog mushing (includes 1 mile experiential ride)
  • A hearty breakfast is served each morning of your stay
  • Lunch included each day at or provided by the Lazy Bear Cafe
  • Dinner included each day at or provided by the Lazy Bear Café
  • Guide Services in Churchill
  • Courtesy shuttle service in Churchill between the airport and Lodge upon arrival and departure

Price Excludes:

  • Items of a personal nature

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Flight schedules are TBD, since we are more than a year away from travel the schedules are not yet available.  Flights between Winnipeg and Churchill are included as part of your package.  We have estimated the cost for flights between Dallas & Winnipeg based on 2023 fares, and included that in the cost as well.  When schedules are released in December, if there is a significant difference in the fare, we will adjust the package price accordingly – up or down.

Complete legal names must be given as stated on passports.

Flight times are subject to change.  Airlines are increasingly less accommodating for seat selections, often preferred seat assignments are an additional charge.  Airlines can and do change or revoke seat assignments without notice.  We will do our absolute best, but we cannot be held responsible if we are unable to secure your preferred seating.

 

Lazy Bear Lodge

At Lazy Bear Lodge, the thrill of the arctic doesn’t end when you return to the Lodge. That’s because the Lodge itself is an authentic northern wonder!

This is no regular log cabin. The timber was reclaimed from a fire in the boreal forest. Using hand tools, the logs fit together so well as to appear as if they were melted into each other. The windows were recycled from an 1800’s Hudson Bay Trading Post, and if you look closely, you’ll see the characteristic wave of the old glass.

Come inside and feel the warmth of the massive stone fireplace, crafted from a 20,000 pound block of stone and mortar. Even the floor came from recycled Douglas Fir from the Canadian National Railway warehouse built in the early 1920’s.

The stay at the Lazy Bear Lodge is as unique an adventure as the expeditions you choose.

A deposit of $2300 per person, is due at time of reservation.  A 2nd deposit of $2000 per person is due on March 1, 2024. The balance is due on July 1, 2024.  The advertised price represents a 5% discount for payments made by cash or check.  The price is 5% higher for a credit card payment and requires an authorized signature.  We accept MC, VISA, and AX.  This trip is non refundable and travel insurance is highly recommended.

Cancellation: All payments are non-refundable

TRAVEL INSURANCE: Please note that travel insurers are not offering Coronavirus/COVID-19 protection against destination closure.  However, covid illness is covered and Cancellation Insurance is highly recommended and must be booked within 15 days of your initial deposit in order for pre-existing conditions to be covered.  “Cancel at Any Time” insurance is available but must be booked at the same time as deposit (same day) and typically only covers 80%.  

Covid protocols can & do change.  We will keep you informed the best we can, but we cannot guarantee that covid protocols and restrictions will be the same when you travel as they are today.  We recommend that you track covid restrictions via SherpaCLICK HERE

RESPONSIBILITY: SHARON CARR TRAVEL is not the source or supplier of the travel services included in this package and they act solely as an agent for the actual suppliers of such services and assume no liability for injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, cancellations, vendor bankruptcy, war, insurrection, revolt or other civil uprising, other military actions, strikes or any Act of God occurring in either the country of origin, destination or through passage, pandemics, or for any reason whatsoever. The suppliers whose names appear in the information supplied are those who are actually responsible for providing the travel services purchased. The suppliers reserve the right to make minor adjustments to the itinerary. SHARON CARR TRAVEL will not be held responsible should any of these suppliers fail to provide the travel services purchased, whether through default or any other cause. SHARON CARR TRAVEL will not accept any responsibility for losses or additional expenses due to delay or changes in air schedules or other causes. All such losses or expenses will be the responsibility of the member of the tour. SHARON CARR TRAVEL will not be held responsible for any loss or damage to luggage during the tour. Also, SHARON CARR TRAVEL will not be liable regarding the provision of medical care or the adequacy of any care that may be rendered. Acceptance of the Tour Contract will serve as a Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Agreement. This agreement is binding on your heirs, legal representatives and assigns. If, for some reason, a trip must be rescheduled due to any of the above reasons, participants are bound by the new dates of travel, and can only obtain a refund if insurance has been purchased and insurer is contractually bound. SHARON CARR TRAVEL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR WEATHER RELATED OR MECHANICAL DELAYS.

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