Polar Bear Adventure in Churchill

November 12, 2025 thru November 18, 2025

Embark on a thrilling journey to the heart of Manitoba, where the cityscape of Winnipeg gives way to the untamed wilderness of Churchill. Begin with an enriching cultural welcome, then fly to the rugged landscapes of Churchill, renowned for its close encounters with majestic polar bears. Traverse the tundra in a Tundra Buggy®, meet indigenous communities, and explore historical sites!


Air

Roundtrip air transportation from Tucson

Transportation

Deluxe Motorcoach

Duration

7 days, 6 nights

Activity Level 4

Active

Meals

17 meals (6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners)

Availability

Available

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Pickup/Dropoff

Roundtrip door-to-door livery service

Gratuities

Tour Director, Driver & Local Guide tips included

Documents Required

Passport


Tour Highlights

  • Churchill Tour with Manitoba Conservation Management Area and Tundra Buggy
  • Indigenous Presentation
  • Interpretive Program & Dog Sled Excursion
  • Itsanitaq Museum
  • Polar Bears International House
  • Canadian Signature Experience: Journey to Churchill

Inclusions

  • Roundtrip air transportation from Tucson
  • Transfers & motorcoach transportation
  • Roundtrip door-to-door livery service
  • 6 nights’ hotel lodging
  • 17 meals (6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners)
  • Baggage handling
  • Admission to all listed attractions
  • Your Professional Pleasurebent Tours Tour Escort (with 15 or more travelers)
  • Taxes & gratuities for included items


Day 1 - Arrive in Winnipeg

Arrive in Winnipeg and check into the Grand Hotel. This modern hotel offers comfortable accommodations, ensuring a relaxing start to your adventure.

In the evening, join your Frontiers North Interpretive Guide for a welcome dinner. This is an excellent opportunity to meet fellow travelers and review the trip itinerary in detail. Enjoy a meal and learn about the exciting experiences awaiting you in the days ahead.

Meals included: (D)

Day 2 - Polar Bear Capital of the World

After breakfast, transfer to the charter hangar for an early morning flight to Churchill, Manitoba. This remote northern town is known as the “Polar Bear Capital of the World.”.

Upon arrival, enjoy a Churchill and area tour, visiting local and historical points of interest such as Manitoba Conservation’s Polar Bear Holding Facility and the Inukshuk at town beach, weather permitting. After dinner at a local restaurant, spend the evening exploring Churchill’s authentic shops, enjoying a beverage at the local pub, or simply soaking in the unique atmosphere of this northern community.

Meals included: (B, L, D)

Day 3 - Churchill Adventure

Depart for your first full-day Tundra Buggy® adventure, exploring the Churchill Wildlife Management Area on a network of established trails. Keep your eyes peeled for polar bears, arctic foxes, ptarmigans, and other sub-arctic wildlife. Lunch and refreshments will be served on board.

In the evening, gather at a local restaurant for dinner, followed by a cultural presentation hosted by a local indigenous resident. Enjoy hearing stories of growing up in the North, gaining a deeper understanding of the region’s rich cultural heritage.

Meals included: (B, L, D)

Day 4 - Cultural Exploration

Transfer beyond the town limits to Churchill’s boreal forest for an interpretive program paired with a thrilling dog sled excursion. Hosted by a local Churchill resident and dog sledding expert, you’ll learn about the rich history of dog sledding and enjoy a mile-long ride on a custom-built sled behind a strong team of huskies.

After returning to town for lunch, visit the Parks Canada Visitor Centre located in Churchill’s historic train station. Step back in time during this interpretive program and learn about Churchill’s human and natural history. Next, visit the Itsanitaq Museum, home to one of the most extensive collections of Inuit art in the world. After dinner at a local restaurant, visit the Polar Bears International (PBI) House to learn about polar bears, their conservation, and ongoing research. Overnight at a Churchill hotel.

Meals included: (B, L, D)

Day 5 - Explore the Tundra

Head back out onto the tundra for your final full-day Tundra Buggy® adventure. Today, you will be accompanied by a Polar Bears International species expert who will join you on board for an in-depth discussion about polar bears and their habitat, enriching your experience with expert knowledge.

After a day of exploring the tundra, you will be transferred directly to the Churchill Airport for an evening flight back to Winnipeg. Upon arrival, check in for the night at Inn at the Forks Hotel, located in downtown Winnipeg.

Meals included: (B, L, D)

Day 6 - Canadian Signature Experience

This morning, enjoy a ‘Canadian Signature Experience: Journey to Churchill’ tour. This interactive and educational experience will immerse you in one of the world’s best Arctic zoo exhibits. Learn about Manitoba’s majestic north and the crucial polar bear research happening right at the Zoo.

After the tour, you’ll have some free time to explore The Forks’ shops, galleries, and marketplace at your own pace. Conclude your adventure with a farewell dinner, reflecting on the memorable experiences of the past days.

Meals included: (B, L, D)

Day 7 - Return Home

After breakfast, return to the airport and journey home.

Meals included: (B)

Itinerary subject to change. **Passport Required!**


Package Pricing

Call for Pricing per person

Double occupancy

Deposit: $250 at Booking

Call for Pricing per person

Single occupancy

Deposit: $250 at Booking

Final Payment:

July 15, 2025

Deposit: N/A

Price Includes

• Roundtrip air transportation from Tucson
• Transfers & motorcoach transportation
• Roundtrip door-to-door livery service
• 6 nights' hotel lodging
• 17 meals (6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners)
• Baggage handling
• Admission to all listed attractions
• Your Professional Pleasurebent Tours Tour Escort (with 15 or more travelers)
• Taxes & gratuities for included items


Booking Policy

**Passport Required!**

Final Payment Due: July 15, 2025

Cancellation Fees:

  • None: Through July 15, 2025
  • $250: July 16 – August 14, 2025
  • $5,900: August 15 – September 11, 2025
  • 100%: After September 11, 2025

We pride ourselves on great service and an enjoyable experience for all and will go over our booking policies after you make your request for booking. If you’d like to learn more about our booking policies before your trip, give us a call at (520) 325-8839, or visit our Booking Policies page. Click here for more information on our booking policies.

Travel Insurance

In today’s changing travel environment, it’s important to help protect your travel investment so you can relax and enjoy your trip. Unforeseen events such as flight delays, baggage loss or even a sudden sickness or injury could impact your travel plans. For your convenience, we offer a Travelex Insurance Services protection plan to help protect you and your travel investment against the unexpected.

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AIRLINE TICKETS

You will be issued your boarding pass the morning of our departure, after your arrival at the Tucson International Airport. If you have a frequent flyer number, or a Global Entry or TSA number, please call our office at least 3 days prior to the tour to ensure we can note these in your reservation.

If you are joining the tour from locations other than Tucson, we make other arrangements for you to join the tour. Please call our office for more details.

AIRPORT SECURITY

Do not forget to bring your passport to show at the airport. If you do not have the proper ID, the airline will turn you away. Tanzanian Tourist Visa required prior to departure. No vaccines or immunizations are currently required for travel into Tanzania. Check with your physician or call Passport Health at 505-881-8785 for complete information about any vaccinations and health concerns.

BAGGAGE

We have arranged for handling for one piece of luggage per person regarding the skycaps (where available) and hotels. If you check through luggage note that the maximum weight for the checked piece of luggage is 50 pounds and maximum size is 62 inches (length + width + height). If your bag weighs over 50 pounds the airlines will levy an extra fee that you will be responsible to pay. If you feel the need to lock your checked through luggage and your bag is searched, your lock could be damaged in the process. You can purchase a TSA (Transportation Security Administration) accepted and recognized lock at any luggage store. Make sure you ask for a TSA approved lock. These locks are the kind that TSA screeners can open by using a special tool without breaking. Passengers can carry-on 1 bag (dimensions are limited to 10x16x24 inches), plus a personal type bag, like a purse. We advise that you pack your carry-on lightly. There are restrictions regarding your carry-on baggage and contents due to enhanced security measures. If you have further concerns, please visit the TSA's Web-site at www.tsa.gov. Space on the Land Cruisers for carry-ons will be limited; plan on a small purse or hand-held bag.

CHECKED BAGGAGE FEES

On our scheduled airline for this tour, you will be assessed a fee for checked baggage, upon arrival by the airlines.

ITINERARY

For your reference, we send to you a detailed itinerary approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the scheduled tour departure. This has day-by-day times and events, hotel information where you can be reached in case of an emergency, and airline information.

The times listed on the itinerary are all approximate. We cannot be held responsible for schedule changes due to unforeseen circumstances with the weather, transportation agents, highway conditions, hotels or contracting agents.

ACTIVITY LEVEL RATING

Level 4: Active

Expectations: The tour includes well-paced walking tours with regular breaks. Up to 2-3 hours of walking each day. To fully take advantage of all this tour has to offer, guests need to be able to walk longer distances, climb several flights of stairs and navigate steps and uneven terrain walking for extended periods of time over more difficult terrain (e.g. cobblestones, city hills, stairs without handrails, limited or no access to elevators). Your itinerary can include significant changes in temperature and altitude and may require a higher number of longer travel days with morning and/or evening activities. Most trips will feature long touring days, many full-day excursions and a full and active itinerary with a faster pace and longer distances. Excursions require standing and walking to city centers where coaches are prohibited.

Appropriate for: Travelers who are physically fit, expect a vigorous pace and enjoy participating in two to three hours of physical activity per day.

Visit our Activity Level Ratings page for full information on the ratings system.

EMERGENCY CONTACT

It is always a good idea to carry on your person a list of medications that you are taking and an emergency contact phone number while you are traveling. And we suggest making a copy of the itinerary and provide it to a friend or family member.

GRATUITIES/ITEMS INCLUDED IN PRICE

The traditional end-of-tour gratuity to your tour director is included on this tour. All hotel porterage and airport skycap (when available) fees are included. We also include the gratuities for the coach/livery drivers. Hotel housekeeping tips are not included.

LIVERY

For your convenience, we have a (round-tour) door-to-door pickup service with each multi-day tour. (This service is not available to all clients depending on your location.) Approximately 2 to 3 days prior to the departure date you will receive a call from our office and we will tell you your assigned pickup time. (These times can vary up to 15 minutes depending on traffic.)

LODGING REQUESTS

If you would like to request special accommodations at the hotel(s) where we are lodging, please call us as soon as possible and we will forward these requests for you. The phone numbers of the hotel(s) where we are staying are listed on the itinerary.

There is no smoking in the lodges and tents. A "reconditioning fee" of $300 or more that is levied upon a guest that smokes in a non-smoking room. If this occurs during our tour you will be responsible for paying this fee to the hotel prior to check-out.

TRAVEL REQUESTS

We pay close attention to your requests but please realize that these are merely requests and cannot be guaranteed.

RESPONSIBILITY

Pleasurebent Tours acts solely as an agent in arranging hotels, transportation, sightseeing, baggage-handling, and other services and does not assume any liability for injury, damage, loss or delay due to any act or default of any company or person. We, along with our subcontractors, reserve the right to make changes to an itinerary if it is necessary for the proper handling of a tour.

WEATHER AND CLOTHING/MISC. SUGGESTIONS

In November, Churchill, Manitoba experiences very cold weather with average high temperatures around -9°C (16°F) and lows about -16°C (3°F). The wind chill can make it feel significantly colder. Snowfall is common, with about 36 mm of precipitation over 16 days. Daylight is limited to around 7.9 hours per day. Dress warmly with layers, including thermal wear, a winter coat, gloves, and a hat​

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