02. Unique Adventures_Alaska & Manitoba

Alaska & Manitoba

Alaska & Manitoba

People must feel that the natural world is important and valuable and beautiful and wonderful and an amazement and a pleasure.

- David Attenborough -

Dreams of flying over the spectacular arctic tundra or through the mountains of Alaska to the most remote and beautiful lodges, then walking in the open air in to view polar bears or exploring glaciers, and returning to your lodge to unwind by a fireplace before dining on delicious gourmet dinner - so, this adventure is made for you.

 

With a backdrop of Manitoba’s tundra alive with flora and fauna, this astonishing adventure combines the thrill of seeing and hearing beluga whales and the adrenaline rush of polar bear viewing. The spectacle of hundreds of bird species blanketing the summer sky provides a serene reminder that you cannot get any closer to nature than this. Manitoba’s boundless and entrancing beluga whales calve in the protection of the Hudson Bay each summer. When coupled with the polar bears and the wide range of other wildlife in the area, this adventure becomes one of the most adventure-rich experiences offered anywhere in the world.

 

Strategically and beautifully located deep in Alaska onto an isolated Nunatak Mountain at 1830 meters, the Chalet blends perfectly into the scenery, an oasis amongst the peaks of the Alaska range and a luxurious base from which to discover these pristine wilds in style. Your world becomes the frozen expanse of the glacier and the mountain peaks beyond. Head out onto the Ruth Glacier with a mountaineering guide and trek across the ice, be hypnotised by the dancing lights of the Aurora Borealis or explore the Nunatak. unwind in the sauna before sitting down to a drink around the firepit, followed by yet more gourmet delicacies as you join fellow guests for dinner.

 

There can be few more unique, intriguing accommodations than this architectural gem atop a glacial Nunatak. Combine this with a luxuriously welcoming interior, world-class cuisine and otherworldly landscapes of Sheldon Chalet to become a truly unique adventure.

Best Time to Go
September
& October
Duration
12 Days
11 Nights
Price
From
€ 28 800

Itinerary

Day 1 (Arrival):

Upon arrival at the airport in Montreal you will be awaited by your personal driver to take you to the hotel. Use the rest of the day to your leisure.

 

Day 2 (Winnipeg):

Arrive in Winnipeg where you will enjoy a relaxing stay. During a marvellous dinner hosted by your V&J representative, you will discuss the last planning details for your journey.

 

Day 3 (Churchill):

Your adventure begins with an aerial flight over the winding Hudson Bay coast on route to your home for the next days. Go through orientation tips in polar bear country prior to any trips. After a tundra-inspired lunch, you will experience the coast for the first time. Ensure your camera batteries are charged.

 

Day 4 to 7 (Explore Polar Bear Territory):

Head out for a marine tour, follow your guide on an ATV excursion through the beautiful tundra further down the coast to look for whales, beluga whales and polar bears. The lodge area is monitored 24/7 so be prepared to have your sleep cut short for very good reasons, such as a nocturnal visit from one of the great ice bears or by one of our dazzling displays of northern lights.

 

Day 8 (Back to Churchill):

After one last hearty lodge breakfast, we will begin air transfers back to Churchill.  Have your cameras ready for the return flight as it affords excellent opportunities for great aerial shots. Spend the day with your guide to explore the surrounding area, learning about its rich history as a seaport and ex-military base.

 

Day 9 (Make your way to Alaska):

After a restful sleep and marvellous breakfast you will have a video call with your travel concierge and prepare for your air travel. You will travel to Denali National Park in Alaska.

 

Day 10 & 11 (Denali National Park):

If you are lucky, your stay features the majestically aurora borealis as the night skies bid farewell to the midnight sun. Discover the Denali National Park on unique excursions guided by our V&J specialist, hike an ice climb through the glaciers, explore snow caves and beautiful blue coloured Crevasses. Savour your aperitive on the observation deck while watching world class stargazing that is enhanced by the cosy fire and satisfying beverages custom crafted by your inhouse chef.

 

Day 12 (Back Home):

After your breakfast and your cup of coffee on the observation deck to take in the extraordinary scenery, it’s time to prepare your bags and travel back home.

Notes:

(1) Price per person based on double occupancy

(2) Detailed itinerary to be shared after first interactions with your Personal Travel Advisor