- Polar expeditions and cruise
- duration 20 days
- tour type Group
- age requirement 18+ yrs
- max group size 199
- guiding method Fully guided
- Footprint carbonneutralCO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
- Change dates It is free to change your tour start date prior to 30 days of departure.
- Choose a different tour You can select a new tour run by the same operator up to 30 days before departure.
- Search for iconic Arctic wildlife, such as Polar bears, Musk ox, walrus and whales
- Explore Canadian wildlife sanctuaries and the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Visit traditional settlements and meet Inuit and Greenlandic locals
- Travel in a small expedition vessel
- Accompanied by extremely qualified Expedition Staff
Explore the northerly shores of Canada’s Baffin Island and the western coast of Greenland, searching for the wildlife and visiting the communities that call this mysterious realm home. Zodiac cruising gives you an awe-inspiring perspective of impressive icebergs, glaciers and fjords, while visits to communities immerse you in their traditional and modern way of life. The rugged beauty of these pristine places will have you marvelling at the soaring cliffs of Sam Ford Fjord and the dazzling icebergs dotting the Ilulissat Icefjord. In this remote, wildlife-rich region, you may spot whales in their natural surroundings or get a glimpse of one of the Arctic’s most iconic animals: the Polar bear.
Day 1: Arrive in Toronto, Canada
Day 2: Embarkation day in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland
Day 3: At Sea
Day 4-6: Exploring Baffin Bay Island, Canada
Day 7: At Sea
Day 8-11: Lancaster Sound
Day 12: Smith Sound
Day 13-14: Exploring Northwest Greenland
Day 15: At Sea
Day 16-18: Exploring West Greenland
Day 19: Disembark in Kangerlussuaq and fly to Toronto
Day 20: Depart Toronto, Canada
- All accommodation
- Beer and house wine during dinner
- All transport and listed activities
- Mandatory transfer package (including return charter flights Toronto to Kangerlussuaq) We can include flights from the UK. Please contact us for a quote.
- Tour leader throughout and qualified Expedition Staff
- All meals while on the ship
- Travel insurance
- Single accommodation (available on request)
- Visas or vaccinations
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Best of the Western Arctic: Canada and Greenland tour. You can cancel the tour up to 133 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 132 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 02 October 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 02 October 2022, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 132 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
Best of the Western Arctic: Canada and Greenland tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this Best of the Western Arctic: Canada and Greenland tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.COVID-19 Safety Measures
This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:
- This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
- Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
- Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
- Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
- All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
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