Canada’s Remote Arctic: Northwest Passage to Ellesmere and Axel Heiberg Islands

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Cruise
  • age requirement 8-99 yrs
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-29842
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English, French
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  • Starts Calgary, Canada
  • Ends Calgary, Canada
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Search for iconic Arctic wildlife, such as polar bears, walrus and muskoxen
  • Learn about indigenous culture from Inuit guides onboard and ashore
  • Enjoy unforgettable flightseeing and heli-landings aboard Ultramarine’s two helicopters
  • Zodiac along the face of an active glacier
  • Channel your inner explorer as we set out to reach Canada’s most northerly islands: Axel Heiberg and Ellesmere Island
You will set out and end in Calgary. With the cruise trip "Canada’s Remote Arctic: Northwest Passage To Ellesmere And Axel Heiberg Islands" you will be sailing through Resolute, Toronto and Calgary in Canada. The trip "Canada’s Remote Arctic: Northwest Passage To Ellesmere And Axel Heiberg Islands" takes 12 days and includes cabin accommodation onboard the ship and other things, per the package includes section.

Here, at the top of the world, nature has created unique wonders in astonishing variety. Our game-changing new expedition vessel Ultramarine, equipped with two twin-engine helicopters and 20 quick-launching Zodiacs, enables you to explore this breathtaking environment from brand new perspectives. You’ll experience the same sense of wonder felt by early explorers as they navigated the region’s formidable bays, inlets and channels.On this exciting itinerary, we follow the natural guides of sea and ice to showcase the region’s cultural, historic and geographic treasures, aiming to approach the farthest stretches of this rugged, rarely visited landscape. Ultramarine’s unprecedented range of adventure options, including activities such as helicopter flightseeing, gives you an unrivalled polar experience. You’ll be able to view the magnificent wildlife that make their home in this forbidding region: sea mammals, polar bears, muskox, and possibly even the elusive arctic wolf. From soaring cliffs to mummified forests, spectacular glacial formations to stunning alpine vistas, expansive waterways to sheltered shores, Canada’s Remote Arctic provides the definitive experience of a mysterious, magical region few ever get to see.
ITINERARY Expand All
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  • Overview
  • Day 1 : Arrive in Calgary, Canada
  • Day 2 : Fly to Resolute and Embark
  • Days 3 to 10 : Exploring Canada’s High Arctic
  • Day 11 : Disembark in Resolute, Canada and Fly to Calgary
  • Day 12 : Depart Calgary
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Meals
  • Beer and house wine during dinner
  • Coffee, tea and cocoa available around the clock
Accommodation
  • Shipboard accommodation with daily housekeeping
  • All shore landings per the daily program
Guide
  • Leadership throughout the voyage by our experienced Expedition Leader
Others
  • All Zodiac transfers and cruising per the daily program
  • Formal and informal presentations by our Expedition Team and special guests as scheduled
  • Photographic journal documenting the expedition
  • Waterproof expedition boots on loan for shore landings
  • Official Quark Expeditions® parka to keep
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle
  • Hair dryer and bathrobe in every cabin
  • Comprehensive onboard materials, including a map and an informative Arctic/Antarctic Reader
  • All miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the program
  • All luggage handling aboard the ship
  • Emergency evacuation insurance to a maximum benefit of US$500,000 per person
  • Mandatory price included
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • International airfare
  • Passport and visa expenses
  • Government arrival and departure taxes not mentioned above
  • Meals ashore unless otherwise specified
  • Baggage, cancellation, interruption and medical travel insurance—strongly recommended
  • Excess-baggage fees on international flights
  • Mandatory waterproof pants for Zodiac cruising, or any other gear not mentioned
  • Laundry, bar, beverage and other personal charges unless specified
  • Phone and Internet charges
  • Voluntary gratuity at the end of the voyage for shipboard staff and crew
  • Additional overnight accommodation
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Canada’s Remote Arctic: Northwest Passage to Ellesmere and Axel Heiberg Islands tour. You can cancel the tour up to 125 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 124 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 21 November 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 21 November 2024, a deposit of 20% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 124 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Canada’s Remote Arctic: Northwest Passage to Ellesmere and Axel Heiberg Islands tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this Canada’s Remote Arctic: Northwest Passage to Ellesmere and Axel Heiberg Islands 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:

  • Clean and healthy vessels that meet international certifications for infection prevention is ensured.
  • For the duration of the expedition, you will be only interacting with your fellow pre-screened passengers and Quark Expeditions staff.
  • This tour requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before your departure day.
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