FROM 8 695 $ CAD
Departures on August 1, 6, 11, 16, 21, 2016
Guaranteed departure from 4 participants
Valid until 21/08/2016
Privately guided 6-day/5-night trip – (custom package available)
Activity: Heli-hike, heli-photo, heli-safari
You are dreaming of a trip to the Canadian Far North where you will have the opportunity to photograph polar bears, icebergs, and vertiginous falls and to set foot at the end of the world ? This 6 day heli-photo-safari tour gathers the inescapable natural wonders of the south ecozone of the Arctic Cordillera. To cap off your experience of the Far North, we added heli-hikes and picnics in the overhang of the fjords where you will discover breathtaking landscape.
Added Features of Rapid Lake Lodge
– Guaranteed departures with four (4) participants.
– Fantastic outing and excellent photo opportunities.
– Early booking discount on some dates (please check with us).
Price per person, double occupancy from 8 695 $ CAD (plus tax).
Our Price Includes:
- >Round trip jet flight travels between Montreal and Kuujjuaq
- >Round trip air travel between Kuujjuaq and Barnoin Camp
- >Group information meeting with your tour guide, from Day 1 to Day 7
- >Guided safari by helicopter and on foot with a pilot-guide who speaks French and English
- >Accommodations in cosy private cabins with access to hot showers and running water
- >Full board, including dinner on the first day through breakfast on the last day
- >Snacks and beverages between meals
- >Free access to Wi-Fi
Optional activities – can be added on request, personal gear, alcoholic drinks, taxes, tipping at your discretion (international standard 5-10$US/day/person)
Further detailed tax info is available in the “Rates” section. http://www.rapidlake.com/en/francais-tarifs/
Legend: ■ Complete ■ Guaranteed departure ■ In progress
The states of booking fluctuate according to the options, the cancellations and the inscriptions.
These legends are not contractual but communicated for information purposes.
DATES 2016: August, 1-6, 6-11, 11-16, 16-21
FLIGHT TIME: about 3 hours
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 4 max
TOUR GUIDE: experienced pilot-guide who speaks French and English
TRIP INTO THE WILDERNESS
-The lunar landscapes of the Land’s End
– Heli-hikes and picnics on the mountains summits
– The coastal landscapes of oceans, glaciers, fjords and icebergs
– The observation of polar bears
Day 1: Montreal – Kuujjuaq – Barnoin Camp. Upon arrival at Barnoin, the manager-owner will welcome you with a cocktail and an overview of your upcoming itinerary. In the afternoon you are free to make a hike on the bare summits of the tundra, to visit the highest waterfall of Nunavik or simply to relax comfortably. Dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge.
Day 2: The Land’s End. After breakfast, we fly out to the northeast tip of North America. Here you will discover a remarkable diversity of wildlife: polar bears, seals, whales, caribous and birds nesting sites. We will stop on Killineq Island, where we make a short exploratory walk across dramatic lunar landscapes. Overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 3: Arctic Cordillera. Depart in the morning for an air safari in the heart of the south ecozone of the Arctic Cordillera. We fly between the fjords sheer walls where we stop to discover natural sites of an exceptional beauty. We pursue our road by following the Labrador coast where we fly over magnificent icebergs and stop in different places to observe polar bears and caribous. At night if the shy in clear watch the Auroras borealis. Overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 4: Abluviaq Fjord – Mount Jacques-Rousseau. After breakfast, we fly out for an Heli-hike on the bare summits of the Arctic Cordillera. We make a stop on top of Mount Jacques-Rousseau at 4138 ft. / 1261 M. to discover amazing glacial cirques and snow covered peaks which dominate the inside region of the Quebec and Labrador Peninsula. Free lunchtime. In the afternoon we explore a glaciated U-shaped valley to discover an Arctic oasis which shelters a wide variety of Arctic native plants and wildlife. Overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 5: Hebron Ghost Town: This morning we are heading to the southeast where we fly over the famous Torngats Mountains and the Labrador plateau. The first stopover is a photo opportunity at the amazing Hebron Canyon. You are free to walk along the canyon to admire the power of the tumbling waterfalls into magnificent granitic potholes. Free lunch. After lunch we fly to the mysterious ghost town of Hebron. A guided tour around Hebron will make you discover a mysterious church of Gothic style, hundred-year-old houses, and dozens of open graves, with a fantastic view over the Labrador Sea. Overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 6: Return trip. Breakfast at the lodge.
Keep in Mind
The itinerary is flexible based on local conditions and may occasionally occur in reverse order. Bushland flights are often subject to last-minute change depending on weather conditions, in which case the itinerary will be adapted to the best possible alternative. 2% discount for payment by cheque.
The Barnoin River Camp is situated in Arctic Quebec “Nunavik” 1,500 km north of Montreal and 165 km east of Kuujjuaq. Ungava Bay is located less than 40 km north of the camp. Three (3) km east of Barnoin you’ll find Kuururjuaq Park and 50 km further to the East the Torngat Mountain National Park of Canada.