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Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge - 10 days

Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge - 10 days - Quark Expeditions
Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge - 10 days - Quark Expeditions
Starts
Yellowknife
+2 Destinations
Arctic / North Pole
Ends
Yellowknife
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Highlights

Start and end in Yellowknife! With the polar tour Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge - 10 days, you have a 10 day tour package taking you through Yellowknife, Canada and 2 other destinations in Canada. Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge - 10 days includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, transport.
Age range
18 to 99 year olds
Max Group Size
26
Travel style
Polar, Arctic, Wildlife
Operator
Quark Expeditions

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Enjoy an included night in Yellowknife and meeting your fellow travellers.
  2. Day 2: We’ll meet early in the morning to board our private chartered plane to fly the 1,000 miles (1,500 km) to the Arctic Watch Lodge.
  3. Day 3: A typical first morning at the lodge may include receiving a hands-on introduction to driving all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) . Later, we may take a short hike to the Cunningham River estuary to watch Beluga whales frolic in the shallow water.
  4. Day 4: Today we travel by ATV, crossing the Cunningham River delta, and driving along the Muskox Ridge Trail, which provides a scenic overview of the entire area. It’s very likely that we’ll see Musk ox and pass by an impressive Arctic fox den.
  5. Day 5: Today we may attempt to kayak in Cunningham Inlet. All equipment and basic instructions are provided. Paddle among icebergs, looking out for Ring and Bearded seals as well as Beluga whales.
  6. Day 6: Today we’ll depart for a trip to Flatrock Falls, crossing the Cunningham River delta. There, you’ll have the option of hiking or travelling by Mercedes Unimog. We’ll visit the Somerset Island canyons, formed as the result of shifting fault lines.
  7. Day 7: Today we’ll set out on ATVs to Cape Anne where we’ll visit five Thule sites all along the coast and look for Polar bears. The ride includes scenic vistas, icebergs, ancient Inuit campsites and giant prehistoric whale bones.
  8. Day 8: Today we travel to the Arctic Watch raft and kayak launch on the Cunningham River, searching for muskox, Snow geese, Arctic foxes, sandpipers and Rough-legged hawks. Returning to the lodge, you’ll have the choice of kayaking or travelling by raft.
  9. Day 9: Today, you’ll bid a fond farewell to the lodge team and the High Arctic. In the late afternoon, the plane will arrive for the return flight back to Yellowknife.
  10. Day 10: Today you can make your way home at your leisure or spend some more time in the Yellowknife area.

What's included

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  • Transport

  • Alison Lomax's review about another Quark Expeditions tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    A fanatstic trip. The expedition staff were without exception, excellent. We sailed North into the pack ice and were rewarded with stunning scenery, many polar bear sightings and awesome glaciers.<br /><br /><strong>What was the most inspirational moment of... Read more

  • David Ord's review about another Quark Expeditions tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    We joined this trip because we wanted to see a Polar Bear in the wild. We weren't disappointed - multiple bears on multiple occasions. The trip offered much more than that of course, everything else being a bonus.<br /><br /><strong>What was the most... Read more

  • Matt Mckean's review about another Quark Expeditions tour
    5.0 - Excellent

    My polar addiction started back in 2009 when i headed out to the Arctic with Paul, Ian Stirling and the elite of polar ships the Vavilov. We had incredible weather but lacked Bear sightings.. After exploring Georgia and Antarctica some 18 months later, i... Read more

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Location
Start and end in Yellowknife.
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For any tour departing before 21 October 2019 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 21 October 2019, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Quark Expeditions. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 60 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 2,937 km.
  • Yellowknife (Canada)
  • 852 km
  • Cambridge Bay (Canada)
  • 616 km
  • Somerset Island (Canada)
  • 1,468 km
  • Yellowknife (Canada)

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