The King of the Arctic: Pricing & Terms
To reserve your spot, please contact WWF's Jen Reutershan at 202-495-4745 or [email protected]
Cost: $5,595 per person, based on double occupancy; single supplement: $835.
Group size: Limited to 15 participants.
Included: Roundtrip flights between Winnipeg and Churchill, accommodations, all meals (except lunch on your final day in Churchill), cold-weather gear including a parka and boots during your trip, services of Expedition Leaders and staff, some gratuities, all activities/entrance fees, evening presentations, comprehensive pre-departure materials, all taxes and service charges.
Not included: Travel to and from Winnipeg, lunch on your final day in Churchill, alcoholic beverages, some gratuities, travel insurance, items of a personal nature (telephone calls, laundry, etc.); anything else not specified as included.
Payments: A deposit of $500 confirms your space. Payments are accepted by credit card or by check made out to Natural Habitat Adventures. A completed waiver of liability form and participant questionnaire are then due within 14 days.
Cancellations & refunds: Cancellations must be received in writing at WWF by U.S. mail, email or fax. At the time WWF receives your written cancellation, the following per person penalties apply: On or before August 15, 2014: Full refund minus $100. August 16 to September 30: Forfeit 50% of tour cost. On or after October 1: No refund.
Travel insurance: Trip insurance is highly recommended but not required. A quote will be provided at the time of booking.
What to expect: This expedition is at an easy and gentle pace. Very little walking or physical exertion is involved. Expect bumpy rides in the polar rovers. Getting there & getting home: In case of weather delays, we recommend arriving a day early and either participate in our Extra Day in Winnipeg program or stay on your own. The tour begins with a 7 p.m. welcome dinner on Day 1. You are free to depart any time on the final day.
Booking flights: Our tour operator, Natural Habitat Adventures, has a full-service air department that can book your flights between your hometown and Winnipeg. A small service fee applies.
Accommodations: In downtown Winnipeg, we will stay at the historic, chateau-style Fort Garry Hotel, considered the top hotel in the city. Churchill’s small hotels are concentrated in the center of town and are basic, clean and comfortable. Every guest room has its own private bathroom with a shower. Lodging in Churchill is clean and comfortable but not luxurious.
EXTRA DAY IN WINNIPEG
In the event of flight or weather delays, we suggest arriving in Winnipeg a day early. You may opt to spend the time on your own or join us for a daylong program in the city. The “Extra Day in Winnipeg” extension on November 14 includes:
- A guided visit to the acclaimed Manitoba Museum
- Seminar “Inuit: People of the North,” which provides an understanding of the history and traditional lifestyles of the indigenous group
- A bus tour of the city
- Live planetarium presentation on the aurora borealis (northern lights) and constellations in the skies above Winnipeg and Churchill.
- Accommodations, breakfast and lunch
- Cost: $260 per person, based on double occupancy; single supplement: $55.
If you plan to participate in this Extra Day in Winnipeg program, please arrive in Winnipeg anytime on November 13. The November 14 program begins with breakfast and concludes in time for the 7 p.m. welcome dinner.
ABOUT WWF & NATURAL HABITAT ADVENTURES
This journey is being arranged by Natural Habitat Adventures of Boulder, Colorado. For more than a decade, WWF has partnered with Nat Hab to take travelers to view nature’s greatest sights. WWF selected Natural Habitat as its partner because of its long-standing commitment to conservation and the exceptional quality of its adventures.
NHA has donated nearly $2 million to WWF and will continue to give 1% of gross sales plus $100,000 annually through 2018 in support of WWF’s mission.