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Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge

8 o 10 días

Pase una semana en este alojamiento único en las tierras vírgenes del ártico canadiense, punto de observación de primera categoría de la ballena beluga. Situado a 800 km al norte del Círculo polar ártico, ofrece actividades guiadas de senderismo, kayakismo, trayectos en botes inflables y exploraciones de la tundra ártica en cuatriciclos.

Observe bueyes almizcleros, osos polares y otro tipo de fauna en su hábitat natural y disfrute de un cómodo alojamiento y de comida de excelente calidad, todo ello tras un breve vuelo desde Yellowknife en Territorios del Noroeste hasta la isla de Somerset en Nunavut (Canadá).

Day-by-Day Expedition in Brief

  • Resumen de la expedición - Animales salvajes emblemáticos del Ártico que se ven con poca frecuencia: belugas, osos polares, bueyes almizcleros y focas oceladas entre otros
  • Cuatriciclos incluidos, Mercedes Unimog, kayakismo y rafting entre otros
  • Estuario del río Cunningham, donde habitan cientos de belugas
  • Visitará los enclaves thule de Cabo Anne con antiguas casas de piedra y hueso

Day 1 — Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Enjoy an included night in Yellowknife and meeting your fellow travelers at a welcome briefing.

Day 2 — Yellowknife and Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge

Board our private chartered plane to fly the 1,000 miles (1,500 km) to the Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge. During the four-and-a-half-hour flight, you’ll pass over the treeline as you cross the Arctic Circle. Following a refueling stop in the community of Cambridge Bay, you’ll circle above Cunningham Inlet. Enjoy aerial views of the lodge below, before landing on the private airstrip on Somerset Island.

Day 3 — Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge, Somerset Island, Nunavut

After a hot breakfast, a typical first morning at the lodge may include receiving a hands-on introduction to driving all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), which are easy and fun to operate. Later, you may take a short hike to the Cunningham River estuary to spot beluga whales frolicking in the shallow water only a few yards offshore.

Day 4 — Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge

One of today’s activities may be kayaking in Cunningham Inlet. Paddle among icebergs, looking out for beluga whales as well as ring and bearded seals. Sightings of seabirds, including arctic terns and eider ducks, can be expected. After a lunch served along the shoreline, you’ll take a short hike to explore a local canyon aptly named Kayak Falls. From there, you’ll enjoy stunning views of the Northwest Passage and the opportunity to see polar bears.

Day 5 — Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge

Following breakfast, you’ll depart for a trip to Flatrock Falls, crossing the Cunningham River delta. There, you’ll have the option of hiking or traveling by Mercedes Unimog (a multipurpose four-wheel-drive truck). You’ll visit the Somerset Island canyons, formed as the result of shifting fault lines. Their steep walls vary from 200 to 1,000 feet (61 to 305 meters).

Day 6 — Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge

Today’s full-day rafting adventure will begin after breakfast with a Mercedes Unimog truck ride to the Arctic Watch raft launch on the Cunningham River, 12.5 miles (20 km) from the lodge. Opt to hike the final four miles (6 km) through the Badlands, passing the skeletal remains of two bowhead whales that date back 8,000 years. On the way to the launch you may encounter muskoxen, snow geese, jaegers, arctic fox, sandpipers and rough-legged hawks.

Day 7 — Depart Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge

Today you’ll bid a fond goodbye to the lodge team and the High Arctic. You may have time to take advantage of one last activity before you depart. In the late afternoon you’ll return to Yellowknife. Upon arrival in Yellowknife you will be transferred to your included hotel.

Day 8 — Depart Yellowknife

After breakfast and boot return you can make your way home at your leisure or spend some more time in the Yellowknife area.
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Opciones de Aventura Add an Extra Rush of Adrenaline to Your Expedition

Arctic Watch offers a range of unique adventure travel experiences. Everything you imagined and more, guests can experience arctic safaris, raft the Cunningham River, sea kayak with hundreds of beluga whales, hike the tundra, spot polar bears roaming the Northwest Passage, investigate the mysterious Thule ruins crafted from giant whale bones, fish for arctic char and more.

All-terrain vehicle

Vehículos todoterreno

Cuatriciclo

Actividad incluida

Una manera magnífica de explorar el terreno de la isla de Somerset es en cuatriciclo. Los viajeros reciben una introducción práctica para conducir cuatriciclos, que es fácil y divertido. Proporcionaremos los cascos.

Expedition Facts

The most northerly fly-in lodge in the world

Constructed and opened in 1992, the Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge is located in Cunningham Inlet, on Somerset island, in Nunavut, Canada’s largest and newest territory, which formally came into being in 1999.

Photography Adventure at Arctic Watch

Internationally recognized as one of the top Arctic wildlife locations on earth, Arctic Watch offers photographic programs for both amateur and professional photographers.