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Big Five Safari

From £3785pp

Exclusive Departure – 2nd August 2017.  Just add flights from your nearest airport by calling our Canada Specialists today!

Our latest adventure encompasses exactly what our guests have come to expect. Unforgettable experiences in Canada’s north. The Big Five Safari is a nod to the incredible array of mega-fauna that populate the rivers, forests and tundra of the beautiful province of Manitoba. Join us and discover Manitoba’s own Big Five: moose, black bear, bison, beluga whale and polar bear.

This tour is the first of its kind in Manitoba and the only one that offers an opportunity to see all of this wildlife in a single adventure.

The journey begins in Winnipeg, the geographic centre of North America. From there you travel over-land to Riding Mountain National Park. This rich wilderness in the midst of Manitoba’s prairie landscape covers 3,000 km2 (1158 sq. miles) of rolling hills and valleys. Bold boreal forest, expanses of meadows and lakes, lofty heights and deep gorges of the Manitoba Escarpment is home to moose, black bears, and a captive bison herd, not to mention hundreds of bird species, wolves and elk.

After enjoying the serene landscape of Manitoba’s southern plains travel north to Churchill where the boreal forest gives way to the rugged and barren tundra and where we will set out in search of the Lords of the Arctic, the mighty polar bear, and the canaries of the sea, beluga whales.

Well-paced day-to-day activities, comfortable accommodations, distinctive cuisine, and the opportunity to see a wide array of wildlife make this adventure a wildlife enthusiasts dream!

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Day 1 - Arrive in Winnipeg

You arrive in Winnipeg and transfer (independently) to your overnight  Hotel. The tour begins when you meet your Interpretive Guide for a meet and greet in the evening. Overnight: Winnipeg Meals: None

Day 2 - Wildlife Safari

Morning bus transfer to Riding Mountain National Park (RMNP). Activities: Introduction to Riding Mountain National Park; evening wildlife safari. Overnight: Riding Mountain National Park. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Riding Mountain National Park - Bison Enclosure

Activities: morning wildlife drive; Interpretive bison enclosure presentation by Parks Canada; free time to explore the town of Wasagaming; guided tour of Parks Canada Visitor Centre. Overnight: Riding Mountain National Park. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Final Riding Mountain National Park safari

Activities: early morning wildlife drive before breakfast. Return by bus to Winnipeg. Overnight: Winnipeg.  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Churchill adventure begins

Early morning flight to Churchill. Activities: Churchill Town & Area Tour; Afternoon dog carting program.  Overnight: Churchill. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Tundra Buggy Adventure

Activities: Morning Beluga Boat Tour with a stop at the historical Fort Prince of Wales. Six-hour Tundra Buggy excursion into the Churchill Wildlife Management Area. Overnight: Churchill. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 -Beluga Zodiac Tour

Activities: Three-hour Beluga Zodiac Tour; Evening flight to Winnipeg. Overnight; Winnipeg.  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Day - Winnipeg

Today you amazing adventure ends.        

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8 Nights from £3,785 pp
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Whats Included
  • 2 nights accommodation in Winnipeg
  • 3 nights accommodation in Churchill
  • 2 nights accommodation in Riding Mountain Park
  • Return flights Winnipeg - Churchill
  • 1 day trip on Tundra Buggy®
  • Churchill & area tour
  • Boat tour including Fort Prince of Wales
  • Zodiac to view the Belugas
  • Naturalist driver/guide on-board the Tundra Buggy®
  • Parks Canada Interpretive Tour
Tailor-Make Your Holiday

You can swap out any part of this itinerary, add activities, tours or extend your stay and even upgrade your accommodation to build your dream holiday.

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