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BEGINS IN: YELLOWKNIFE, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES,

Once in a Lifetime: An Unforgettable Wilderness Adventure in the Remote High Arctic

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Program #21426RJ
11 Days | 10 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
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From the gateway of Yellowknife, journey by private charter aircraft 500 miles north of the Arctic Circle and more than 50 miles from the nearest town on an adventure into the high Arctic. You needn't be an experienced explorer to take on this landscape of muskox, polar bears, beluga whales and more: Arctic Watch Lodge provides hotel-level accommodations and the comforts of home while you embark on an expert-led, weeklong safari amid the beauty of the Arctic. Cross the wilderness by ATV while observing Arctic wildlife, catch and release Arctic char, go sea kayaking among icebergs and seals in search of polar bears and much, much more. Your adventure is hosted by groundbreaking scientists and other experts on this wondrous part of the world, as well as Arctic Watch’s co-owner and celebrated Arctic explorer Richard Weber.


Highlights

• Aboard a private aircraft, fly from Yellowknife over the tree line, barrens and Diavik mine to a private airstrip, then walk over the tundra and raft across the Cunningham River to Arctic Watch.
• Journey to Cape Anne in search of polar bears and visit the archaeological remains of 15 stone-and-bone houses constructed by the Thule, ancestors of the Inuit who hunted the bowhead whale.
• Meet Arctic experts and hear about research conducted at this world-class observation site, where muskoxen rut, belgua whales return to open waters, and polar bears wait for ice floes in and around the Cunningham River.

Program Notes

An instructor:guest ratio of 1:2 enables Arctic Watch to tailor activities and terrain to all levels of ability and fitness. Typically two to three excursions a day are offered at Arctic Watch, matching the abilities and interests of each guest. Click here to see more detailed information on Arctic Watch.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Yellowknife, 2 nights; private charter aircraft to Somerset Island, Nunavut, 7 nights; private charter aircraft to Yellowknife, Northwest Territory, 1 night; departure.

Date Notes
8/6/2014
Due to very limited inventory on this program, room mate matching is now available only on a waitlist/request basis.

Currently selected:Prices Starting At:
Aug 6 — Aug 16, 2014 waitlist only  
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Special Offer: For most programs in Canada, when you purchase your airfare from us you’ll receive free round-trip airport transfers to get you to and from your program! This offer is only available if you travel on the scheduled start and end date of your program. To take advantage of this new service, mention you need airfare when you call to enroll. If you enroll online, select the “Travel—Custom Arrangements” option, and Road Scholar Travel Services will contact you to make the arrangements.

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Included
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10 nights of accommodations
28 meals: 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 10 dinners
4 Expert-led lectures
14 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences
2 Flights during the program

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