Wildlife photography trip and floatplane nature tour

Wildlife photography trip and floatplane nature tour

Quebec-Labrador Peninsula, the big loop - between Ungava Bay and the Labrador Sea

Highlights:

  • Explore the entire Quebec-Labrador Arctic peninsula, from the George River to the Labrador fjords, from the Torngats Mountains to the northeastern tip of North America: it's planned!
  • Polar bears, caribou, whales, walruses, fjords, icebergs, waterfalls, mountains, coastal islands; large-format arctic nature: it’s planned!
  • Hike on the beaches of Labrador, walk in the mountains, fly over the Hudson Strait (Arctic Ocean) and bivouac under the tent: it's planned!

With this itinerant trip by floatplane, you will venture to the most beautiful emblematic sites of the Golden Peninsula, fly over the most scenic places and make frequent stops to observe wildlife and photograph the most beautiful landscapes of the Arctic Cordillera.

Create your tailor-made trip

We can offer tailor-made trips with preliminary itineraries that are flexible. You can add iconic sites and optional activities that are close to your heart and according to your budget.

We are happy to make these adjustments for your convenience. Our tailor-made traveling trips are designed for single people, families and small groups of friends. Departure guaranteed from 7 participants, (maximum).

Season 2024: 26/08-02/09 - 7 people

The Grand Tour of the Golden Peninsula

8-day tour, including 6 days by floatplane to tour the Golden Peninsula of Quebec-Labrador Arctic with the must-see places and the end of the North American continent

Make the most of your trip to Arctic Quebec-Labrador with this tailor-made 8-day / 7-night tour. Through this unique adventure, you will discover the must-sees of the Golden Peninsula but also the most secret sites off the beaten track. An adventure in the Arctic region by traveling with a caravan of floatplanes and setting up the bivouac in the wildest places.

This all-inclusive stay allows you to live a unique experience in complete immersion in the heart of the great Canadian north.

The floatplane is not only a means of transport, it is also an integral part of the pleasure. The route is designed to fly over the most spectacular panoramas and the pilot will be happy to tilt the floatplane to allow you to take a photo, or to make an additional loop above a remarkable point. You just have to ask, since throughout the trip the floatplane and the pilot are exclusively dedicated to you!

Aboard the floatplane, you will travel along the coasts of Ungava and Labrador, photograph exceptional emblematic sites and for having traveled so far north, why not take the opportunity to take a trip to the end of the North American continent at through incredible arctic landscapes.

The adventure does not lack comfort, during your first and last day of the trip, you will stay in quality accommodations with breakfast included. During your photographic journey by floatplane on the Golden Peninsula, accompanied by your travel guide, you will set up the bivouac in paradisiacal places to be ready to see the movement of the fauna and the most beautiful landscapes at daybreak.

With this photographic journey under the direction of professional wildlife photographer, Fabrice Simon, you will benefit from sound advice that will help you capture the exceptional behaviors of wildlife and the natural beauty that this region has to offer.

Expect 6 days full of adventures and amazing nature discoveries. To guarantee you a complete experience, the excursions are always carried out in small groups of 7 people (maximum) and with a professional wildlife photographer private guide and his team who take care of helping you discover the best places and live the most beautiful experiences. Once your package is booked, we prepare your trip and then send you your travel documents by email.

Trip Options

In the travel options, you can add iconic sites and activities to your route, for even more adventures. Our expert guides from the Golden Peninsula will be happy to advise you and set up your tailor-made itinerary according to your travel tastes and your budget.

Thus, on the Golden Peninsula, you can pack raft on a lake, a river, a fjord, or fat bike on the tundra to discover even more magnificent arctic landscapes and unpredictable fauna. You can also add to your trip a visit to the Secret Garden of Monoliths, or even a hike on an esker, at the top of a panoramic mountain, or by the sea, to try to see polar bears or icebergs. Discover even more breathtaking sites that you can select when creating your fantastic Arctic Quebec-Labrador trip!

Take inspiration from this program to co-construct with our travel designers and personalize your trip, according to your desires.

Information

Price :

$14 550

AvailableAvailable :

August 26 to September 02, 2024

DurationDuration :

8 days / 7 nights

ActivitiesActivities :

Photographic excursion, encounter with wildlife, nature discovery, floatplane trip, hike on the arctic tundra and bivouac under tent.

DifficultyDifficulty :

Easy

DifficultyLanguages :

French and English

SupervisionSupervision :

A pilot-guide experienced in guiding safaris and traveling in the Far North, as well as the renowned wildlife photographer Fabrice Simon, will accompany you during your stay.

HighlightsHighlights :

  • Observation of the fishing polar bear in its natural habitat
  • Encounter with animal life that has never crossed paths with man
  • The grandiose landscapes of the Arctic Cordillera
  • Five (5) days of complete immersion in the Far North of Quebec and Arctic Labrador
  • Floatplane trips to the emblematic sites of the Golden Peninsula

DepertureDeparture information :

Guaranteed departure from 7 participants

DepertureGroup departures :

We suggest you join one of the group departures below if you are alone or several. The groups are of 7 people, maximum.

Only 7 guests guarantee better wildlife encounters. In 2024 we are traveling with a maximum of 7 participants. Traveling in small groups means we move more discreetly, get closer to animals, have better photographic opportunities, and the experience of the trip is enriched by personalized interpretation from our expedition leaders.

If you would like to join a group, but the dates proposed above do not suit you, do not hesitate to contact us to suggest a new group departure date.

Get closer to wildlife from an “Itinerant Bivouac Safari” camp

The traveling bivouac safari trip is the ultimate way to encounter animal life! While the floatplane quickly reaches the most remote places where the fauna is not disturbed, the bivouac under the tent allows you to stay on the observation sites from daybreak when the animals are most active.

As you travel by floatplane, everyone has their own private tent. Mutual aid and the full cooperation of everyone makes it possible to set up the bivouac quickly.

Good to know :

You benefit from an exceptional reduction on daily activities by booking them at the same time as your stay.

During the transfer days, different accommodation arrangements will be offered to single people, couples and groups of more than 3 people (maximum of 7). If these arrangements do not meet your needs, please let us know.

Payment of the trip possible in two instalments. For this, please send us an email.

Inclusions

Includes :

Inclusion

Round-trip flight between Montreal and Kuujjuaq

Inclusion

6 days / 5 nights with guides, travel by floatplane and bivouac under tent

Inclusion

2 days / 2 nights at Wedge Hills Lodge on transfer days

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Small group guarantee (7 max.)

Inclusion

Professional wildlife photographer guide Fabrice Simon

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Professional chief pilot-guide Alain Lagacé

Inclusion

Welcome cocktail

Inclusion

The group information meeting with the trip leaders

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Full board from dinner on the 1st day to breakfast on the last day

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Our remarkable “Golden Peninsula Style” appetizers

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Snacks and drinks between meals

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Optional activities and additional iconic sites (can be added during booking) depending on your budget. We are happy to make these adjustments for your convenience.

OPTIONS of iconic sites:
Torngat National Park, Iceberg Alley, Moraine Desert, Secret Garden of the Monoliths, Hebron Fjord, Merewether Crater, Kettle Lakes, Islands of the Kaumajet Mountains, Dome Mountains and Esker Lake.

Activities:
Pack raft and fat bike excursions.

Inclusion

Limited Wi-Fi access on transfer days

Does not include :

Exclusion

International flights

Exclusion

Meals and accommodations in Montreal

Exclusion

Alcoholic beverages

Exclusion

Gratuities

Exclusion

Travel insurance

Exclusion

Great weather guaranteed

Exclusion

GST and QST taxes 14.975%

To take with you :

Exclusion

Warm and waterproof clothing

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Waterproof hiking boots

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Waterproof backpack for your camera gear, clothes and lunch

Exclusion

Pair of binoculars

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Water bottle

Exclusion

Photographic equipment

Your Daily Itinerary

Flight Montreal – Kuujjuaq – Wedge Hills Lodge

Flight Montreal – Kuujjuaq – Wedge Hills Lodge

Flight from Montreal to Kuujjuaq airport. Upon arrival in Kuujjuaq, picked up by the Air Inuit coordinator for the charter flight to Wedge Hills Lodge. Upon arrival at the Lodge, welcome by the manager-owner and meeting with your wildlife photographer guide and the chief pilot-tour guide. Welcome cocktail and presentation of the program for the days to come.

Night in a chalet, functional and comfortable, located in front of the George River surrounded by the landscapes of the arctic tundra. The location is ideal to start your journey on the great Golden Peninsula and to enjoy a magnificent dinner in the company of your guides.

Overnight at the lodge.

To see, to do near the lodge – climb to the summit of Wedge Hills to discover the environment of post-glacial landscapes, the famous George River and the amazing arctic flora. Visit Sorrel Waterfall where peregrine falcons can be seen on inaccessible rock faces and black bears on the mountainside. You can also simply relax in a hot water spa, stroll, walk on the banks of the river, bike on the barren plateaus of the tundra, take a pack raft trip on the George River or perhaps observe the aurora borealis if the conditions are favorable. A few steps from your room you will find the longe. It is the ideal place to meet friends, to share your excursions of the day, to look at photos, videos and why not taste some “Golden Peninsula Style” appetizers.

Additional information

Our routes are plotted to fly over the most spectacular scenic areas and your pilot will be pleased to maneuver the aircraft in order for you to take pictures, or to make an additional loop over a remarkable point. All you need to do is ask, since for the entire trip, the aircraft and pilot are exclusively dedicated to you. Our experienced pilots have extensive knowledge of the Quebec-Labrador Peninsula. If during your trip we must cancel outings by floatplane due to adverse weather conditions, the unused fuel of the aircraft will be refunded. The Northern Lights and wildlife observation are unpredictable observations cannot be guaranteed.

Price detail:

Depending on your desires, availability, and the period in which you book your trip, the price of your trip varies significantly. We have chosen to show you a price range, which more accurately frames the cost of a tailor-made trip. The fair price will be established with your travel designer at the time of your quote.

DISCUSS WITH AN EXPERT ADVISOR

Good to know:

Our expedition leaders have in-depth and personalized guiding expertise. Our very own Golden Peninsula Tours Expedition Leader oversees every aspect of your adventure.

Our wildlife photographer guide and chief pilot-guide are expert naturalists, knowledgeable in the geology, geography, botany, history and culture of Quebec and Labrador, who also look after you in a very personal way.

Traveling with two guides, we can split into groups for excursions at different levels of physical ability.

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