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Canadian Arctic - Northwest Passage

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 12 day(s)
Group Size: 12 - 25 people
Destination(s): Arctic  
Specialty Categories: Birdwatching   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: August
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 6820 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 8000 US Dollar (USD)

Our Canadian Arctic Northwest Passage birding and wildlife cruise traverses one of the world’s most historic and elusive sea routes, linking the vast Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through Canada’s High Arctic area. Join us as we sail in comfort through the same regions first explored by the intrepid Barrow, Parry and Franklin almost a century ago. Herds of Walrus, rafts of seals, pods of whales, pre-historic looking Musk Ox and the mighty Polar Bear are all targets on this fantastic historical and wildlife extravaganza. The Canadian Arctic is also host to numerous special birds, including the immaculate Ivory Gull, lovely King Eider, Gyrfalcon, Snowy Owl and Snow Bunting, to name just a few, while the scenery is simply spectacular!

Please note: these prices are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations.

Tour Dates: 14th to 25th August (12 days)
Tour Price:
From US$6,820 * £4,390 * €5,480 * ZAR55,700 per person sharing (see below)
US$1,850 approx. cost of charter flights
(Tour price fixed in US$, other rates subject to exchange rate fluctuations)
Tour Size: Depending on ship capacity

The Itinerary

14th August Arrival in Sondre Stromfjord & board vessel
15th August Sisimiut
16th August Jacobshavn Icefjord
17th & 18th August Baffin Bay
19th August Fjords of Northeast Baffin Island
20th August Pond Inlet
21st August Lancaster Sound and Devon Island
22nd August Beechey Island and Prince Leopold Island
23rd August Fort Ross and Bellot Strait
24th August Victory Point, King William Island
25th August Cambridge Bay, Nunavut to Edmonton, Alberta & depart

Please note: This itinerary is a guideline only and that the programme is dependent upon weather and
ice conditions as well as wildlife.

FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS:
The fee for the Canadian Arctic - Northwest Passage expedition is:
Triple Share: US$6,820 * £4,390 * €5,480 * ZAR55,700 per person sharing;
Twin semi-private: US$8,380 * £5,390 * €6,740 * ZAR68,470 per person sharing;
Twin Private: US$9,840 * £6,330 * €7,915 * ZAR80,400 per person sharing;
Superior: US$11,010 * £7,080 * €8,860 * ZAR89,960 per person sharing;
Shackelton suite: US$12,180 * £7,840 * €9,800 * ZAR99,510 per person sharing;
One Ocean suite: US$13,350 * £8,590 * €10,740 * ZAR109,070 per person sharing.
(Please note: These prices do NOT include the charter flights from Ottawa and to Edmonton as
mentioned in the itinerary. As a general guideline, we suggest you budget +/- US$1,850 per person.
We can book these flights on your behalf at no extra charge.)

This tour includes:
All meals, coffee and tea throughout the voyage aboard the ship;
All lodgings, all miscellaneous service taxes and port charges throughout the programme;
Shore excursions and activities, by Zodiac, as stated in the itinerary;
Lectures by noted naturalists; and
All guiding services (including expedition staff and tour leaders).

The tour fee does not include:
ANY airfares, including the charter flights from Ottawa and to Edmonton as mentioned in the
itinerary (see above);
Visa fees;
Arrival and departure taxes;
All meals ashore;
Any drinks;
Tips for ship staff and other gratuities;
Telephone calls; and
Laundry and other items of a personal nature.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
a) Due to constantly fluctuating exchange rates, we now quote our tours in 4 currencies. The tour
price is however fixed only in the currency printed in bold (US$), and the actual cost in the other
currencies listed will be adjusted according to prevailing exchange rates at the time of final
invoicing (usually 3 months before the tour.) Approximate domestic flight (where applicable) and
single supplement rates have been converted to US$ but are also subject to exchange rate
movements.
b) Please also note that a leader may not accompany the expedition unless a minimum of 10 participants are signed up through M17026. In the case that a leader is not on board, the professional expedition staff will take care of all participants signed up through M17026.
c) Furthermore, these costs are subject to unforeseen increases in tour related costs and may have to be adjusted as a result.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE DETAILS:
This tour does not include ANY airfares (see above). The tour will depart from Sondre Stromfjord
after our charter flight from Ottawa, Canada, on day 1. Further meeting details in this regard will be
forwarded to you in due course. The tour will conclude at Edmonton International Airport after our
charter flight from Cambridge Bay on day 13. If you wish to arrive early and/or depart late and would
like assistance in this regard, kindly contact the office.

FLIGHTS:
Ottawa / Macdonald-Cartier International Airport and Edmonton International Airport in Canada are
the main ports of entry and exit for this tour and are well serviced by many of the world’s airlines. We
have the capacity to advise you on the best route according to your preferences, but your local travel
agent will best be able to book these flights for you. However, please DO NOT book your international flights until you have consulted the office for confirmation on the
status of the tour.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Tour Dates: 14th to 25th August (12 days)
Tour Price: From US$6,820 * £4,390 * €5,480 * ZAR55,700 per person sharing (see below)
US$1,850 approx. cost of charter flights
(Tour price fixed in US$, other rates subject to exchange rate fluctuations)
Tour Size: Depending on ship capacity

Supplier Information
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At M17026 we have been delivering unbeatable birding and wildlife holidays since 1998. Our birding tours are professionally guided, fun and educational. They follow expertly planned itineraries and represent exceptional value for money. If you have not yet experienced the joys of world birding with us, we would be...

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