A very special expedition, with outstanding photographic opportunities, to one of the least explored wildernesses on Earth! This 14-night expedition cruise travels along the Chukotka Peninsula, across the Bering Strait (which separates Russia from the United States), crosses the Arctic Circle, continues west along the wild coastline of Siberia, and then 140km further north to one of the most remote wildlife hotspots in the world: Wrangel Island.
It boasts an astonishing abundance of wildlife, including the largest polar bear denning ground in the world and is home to Pacific walruses, wolverines, muskoxen, vast seabird colonies, and much, much more. We will enjoy lots of Zodiac cruises, and plenty of landings. Add mammoth tusks, hundreds of tundra plant species, phenomenal geological formations, and you can begin to understand why this High Arctic island is so special.
• This once-in-a-lifetime, extremely special journey takes you as far east on the Eurasian continent as it is possible to go, where you can enjoy one of the remotest regions on Earth.
• Wrangel boasts an astonishing abundance of wildlife. The island hosts the largest polar bear denning ground in the world and is home to Pacific walruses, wolverines, muskoxen, reindeer, snowy owls, snow geese, king eiders, ivory, Ross’s and Sabine’s gulls, vast seabird colonies, and much, much more.
• Lots of Zodiac cruises, and plenty of landings, and will be watching for all sorts of wildlife from the ship.
• The surrounding seas are great for whale watching: humpback, fin and bowhead whales, killer whales and belugas all occur here, as well as grey whales, which migrate all the way from their winter breeding lagoons along the coast of Baja California, Mexico, to feed.
• Mammoth tusks, too ... (Wrangel is believed to be the last place on Earth where woolly mammoths lived),
• Hundreds of tundra plant species in full bloom, phenomenally dramatic geological formations, and much more.
Date 25 Jul-8 Aug 2022
Group size 44 people
Cost per person From £9,195 (excluding flights)
Availability Places still available
Organised by Wildlife Worldwide T: +44 (0) 1962 302 086
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