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High Arctic Explorer - Greenland to Canada (Ocean Endeavour)

13 Days | Escape to the edge of the world

Polar
Wildlife
From
ZAR  199,600
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Wild, unbridled, and truly tremendous – a trip to the Arctic will make it hard to believe you’re still on earth. Spend 13 incredible days on board the Ocean Endeavour, cruising the complex waterways and untamed coastline of Greenland and Northern Canada. Break the ice with a group of curious fellow travellers and passionate expedition team while learning about the fascinating geography, history and cultural heritage of the region. Zodiac cruises will get you up and close and personal with unbelievable wildlife, and expedition landings to modest communities nestled into ostentatious landscapes will leave you in awe.

Trip overview

Map of High Arctic Explorer - Greenland To Canada (Ocean Endeavour) including Canada and Greenland
Start
Toronto, Canada
Finish
Ottawa, Canada
Theme
Polar, Wildlife
Destinations
Canada, Greenland
Physical rating
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 2
Group size
Min 1 - Max 198
Trip code
SBKG
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Why you'll love this trip
  • On board the Ocean Endeavour, your adventures will be guided by a team of experts, with in-depth workshops and presentations to enrich your understanding of this complex corner of the world.
  • Prepare for a day to remember in Greenland’s Ilulissat, where colourful rows of houses are dwarfed by an awe-inspiring icefjord of towering icebergs.
  • Experience the culture of Canada’s Inuit people in the stunning Arctic community of Mittimatalik, where you’ll watch a traditional performance including drum dancing, throat singing and storytelling.
  • Spent four incredible days exploring the Tallurutiup Imanga National Marine Conservation Area in search of narwhal, beluga, and bowhead whales.
  • Discover Devon Island, the world’s largest uninhabited island, learn about the landscape’s unique topography and the Inuit people and their ancestors who once lived here.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Believe it or not, temperatures in the Arctic can be freezing. And yet it can get surprisingly warm when the sun comes out, for instance, or with increased physical activity. It’s best to dress in layers when you journey outside and we’ll provide you with waterproof boots that are sturdy, warm and highly fashionable (in the arctic, at least). Please see the trip notes for information about what to bring.
  • Polar bears are one of the most incredible and appealing animals on the planet, but they are also powerful predators with little fear of humans. Therefore it’s necessary to be aware of the guidelines surrounding any contact with Polar bears. Follow your leader’s instructions and do not stray from your group – your leader carries equipment to protect you. We may need to adjust our plans to visit alternate arctic landing sites.
  • Weather and sea ice play a pivotal part in this adventure and although there’s an itinerary in place, there are no guarantees that you’ll be able to do everything that is planned for. A level of flexibility and openness to embracing the unexpected are important in expedition travel, especially to such a remote area.

Boats

Ocean Endeavour - Arctic
Ocean Endeavour - Arctic
BOAT TYPE: Expedition PASSENGERS: 200
The Ocean Endeavour - Arctic is a comfortable and spacious ship with a gym, library and wide range of cabin types.
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Itinerary

Map of High Arctic Explorer - Greenland To Canada (Ocean Endeavour) including Canada and Greenland

Inclusions

Meals

12 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 12 dinners

Transport

Expedition cruise ship, zodiac

Accommodation

Expedition cruise ship (12 nights)

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Important notes

In 2024 this trip will be one day longer - trip duration is 13 days

This trip includes an early morning charter flight from Toronto, ON, Canada to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland on day one of the trip. We recommend you book one nights hotel accommodation in Toronto prior to starting the trip.

This trip includes a charter flight from Resolute, NU, Canada to Ottawa, ON, Canada on the last day of the trip. We recommend you book one nights hotel accommodation in Ottawa on the last day of the trip as the charter flight arrives into Ottawa in the evening.

SPECIAL BOOKING CONDITIONS
This trip is operated by our partner Adventure Canada on board the Ocean Endeavour ship.

You are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of AUD3000, USD2000, EUR1800, NZD3200, GBP1700, CAD2800, CHF2000 or ZAR34,900 per person per trip for your booking to be confirmed.

Final payment is due 120 days before your trip departure date.

If a booking is cancelled up to 120 days before departure, 50% of the non refundable deposit per person per cruise will be held as a future Travel credit.
If a booking is cancelled from 91 days to 120 days before departure, a 65% cancellation fee will apply.
If a booking is cancelled at 90 days or less before departure, a 100% cancellation fee will apply.

Please refer to our "Booking terms and conditions" page on our website for all Adventure Canada terms and conditions.

COVID 19 VACCINATION
All customers must be fully vaccinated against covid19 to join this trip. Adventure Canada also strongly recommends all customers to keep up to date with their booster shots to maximise your own personal safety.

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High Arctic Explorer - Greenland to Canada (Ocean Endeavour)
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ZAR  199,600