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Exclusive Winter Wildlife Safaris: A Luxury Guide to Polar Bear and Penguin Encounters

Winter Wildlife Safaris

So, you’ve swapped sandals for wool socks drawn by the allure of polar wonders. Now torn between the Arctic and the Antarctic, the choice is yours. The Arctic, an ocean ringed by continents, offers elusive wildlife like polar bears, whales, and walruses. Explore tundra, North Pole, and historic sites. On the flip side, the Antarctic, a continent circled by the ocean, promises diverse penguins, whales, seals, and unrivaled iceberg and glacier spectacles. Whether the Arctic’s vivid tundra or the Antarctic’s breathtaking Peninsula, South Georgia, Falklands, or the rare Snow Hill Island, each region unveils its unique marvels, promising a life-changing winter safari into the heart of unparalleled wildlife encounters. Here’s your luxury guide to penguin and polar bear encounters at the poles.

Natural Habitat Adventures, Churchill, Canada

Explore polar bears up close in Churchill, Canada, known as the “Polar Bear Capital of the World.”. Join Natural Habitat Adventures and Travel comfortably in Polar Rovers, helicopters, and dog sleds. Enjoy exclusive permits for prime bear viewing, heated Aurora Domes for Northern Lights, and small groups for an intimate experience. 

Benefit from expert naturalist guides, private flights, and a carbon-neutral journey. Thanda Island in Churchill offers a luxurious guide to polar bear encounters, promising a comprehensive Arctic adventure filled with wildlife, culture, and history.

White Desert’s “Emperors & South Pole” Trip, Antarctica 

Discover the magic of Antarctica on an eight-night journey with White Desert’s “Emperors & South Pole” trip. Immerse yourself in the heart of this frozen world as you witness the incredible Emperor Penguins. The unique Whichaway camp serves as your base, offering six heated sleeping pods designed for two, with added privacy if needed. 

The adventure begins with a 2-hour flight along the coast to an Emperor Penguin colony, home to over 6,000 breeding pairs and their adorable chicks. The journey also includes a flight to the Geographic South Pole, making it an extraordinary experience. With a maximum of 12 guests, no specific fitness requirements, and the comfort of state-of-the-art facilities, this expedition promises an unforgettable Antarctic adventure.

Quark Expeditions, Arctic and Antarctic

Quark Expeditions, the leaders in Polar Adventures, bring you a unique exploration of the Arctic and Antarctic. With the most experienced polar experts, your journey goes beyond typical travel. In the Arctic, discover unexplored territories like the Canadian High Arctic, Greenland, Svalbard, and the North Pole, encountering polar bears as white as the snow. Experience the untouched polar wilderness from a helicopter 1,000 feet above. 

In Antarctica, embrace the rugged beauty and diverse wildlife, from whales to Emperor penguins on Snow Hill Island. Sub-Antarctic wonders await in the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. Quark Expeditions offers more than a vacation; it’s a transformative expedition into the heart of unparalleled polar encounters.

Abercrombie & Kent’s Luxury Expedition Cruises, Antarctica

If you’re a penguin fan and on a fancy cruise to Antarctica, you’re in for something special. As you sail through the Southern Ocean, you’ll come across various types of penguins. There’s the big emperor penguin and the small rockhopper penguin, each with unique traits and behaviors. You’ll get to know these fascinating penguin species that make Antarctica their home. 

Explore the wonders of Abercrombie & Kent’s Luxury Expedition Cruises in Antarctica. With over 30 years of experience, A&K sets the standard high. From expertly designed cruises to a renowned Expedition Team, including scientists and cultural experts, passion and knowledge shape the voyage. Join A&K for the Antarctic Cruise Adventure in 2023, departing on December 10 for 13 days, with savings and special offers. There are more in the upcoming months.

Arctic Kingdom, Canadian Arctic

The epic Arctic adventure with Arctic Kingdom’s tours is designed with insider tips from local Inuit guides. You will find yourself in Polar Bear Cabins, safely surrounded by a high-tech electric fence, getting a front-row seat to the polar bear migration show. Be ready to hop on a private 50-minute flight over the tundra for Insta-worthy shots of polar bears from above.

There are stylish private guest cabins with ensuite bathrooms, private showers, and gourmet meals whipped up by a personal chef. It’s not your average polar bear tour; it’s a rare chance to snap rare pictures of these fantastic creatures during their annual migration to Hudson Bay. The cabins are strategically placed in “polar bear alley” to let you safely capture ground-level shots of polar bears behind a high-tech electric fence.

Silversea Expeditions, Antarctica and the Arctic

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Join the Silversea Expedition for an extraordinary journey to the earth’s two poles. In Antarctica, marvel at stunning icebergs, explore historic explorer sites, and spot whales, seabirds, and penguins. In the Arctic, traverse pack ice, trek across tundra, and seek polar bears, walruses, reindeer, and more. The cruise assures a personal butler, free WiFi, an open bar, complimentary excursions, and keepsake parkas. There are ample opportunities to learn from expedition specialists, sharing insights, and guiding excursions.

A Silversea expedition is a unique travel experience, thrilling, awe-inspiring, and humbling. You can explore remote regions intimately, a soul-satiating experience for curious travelers. So whether you want to observe the penguin colonies in Antarctica or the polar bears in the Arctic Circle, Silversea ensures you find them all.

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