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Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge

8 ou 10 dias

Arctic Watch Lodge: Aventura canadense e vida selvagem a 74°N

Passe uma semana neste exclusivo lodge canadense, um dos melhores lugares do mundo para observar baleias belugas (baleias brancas). Situado a 500 quilômetros ao norte do Círculo Polar Ártico, o lodge oferece caminhadas e passeios de caiaque com guia, cruzeiros de botes Zodiac e trilhas de quadriciclos (ATVs) pela tundra ártica. Veja bois-almiscarados, ursos polares e mais animais em seu habitat, além de curtir acomodações confortáveis e excelentes refeições, tudo isso a apenas um voo curto de Yellowknife, Territórios do Noroeste, à Ilha Somerset, Nunavute, no Canadá.

Day-by-Day Expedition in Brief

  • A icônica vida selvagem ártica, raramente avistada: baleia beluga, urso polar, boi-almiscarado, foca-anelada e muito mais
  • Estuário do rio Cunningham, lar de centenas de baleias beluga
  • Inclui passeios de quadriciclos (ATVs), Unimog Mercedes, caiaque, rafting e outros
  • Visite os sítios Thule de Cape Anne com suas antigas casas de pedra e osso

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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Adventure Options Add an Extra Rush of Adrenaline to Your Expedition

Arctic Watch oferece uma variedade de experiências únicas de viagem de aventura . Tudo o que você imaginou e muito mais, os hóspedes podem experimentar safaris ártico, jangada do rio Cunningham, kayak de mar com centenas de baleias beluga , caminhar a tundra, detectar os ursos polares vagueiam a Passagem do Noroeste , investigar a misteriosa Thule ruínas trabalhada a partir de ossos de baleia gigantes, peixes para arctic char e muito mais.

All-terrain vehicle

Quadriciclo

Atividade Incluída

Uma excelente forma de explorar a Ilha Somerset é com quadriciclos. Os turistas recebem orientações sobre como conduzi-los, pois é simples e divertido. Capacetes são fornecidos.

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.