Tour time : 8 hours
$850 per person - 4/5 people
You will drive to Tuk and then fly back or do the reverse.
Here is what you can expect:
You will travel on the ITH highway (Inuvik Tuktoyaktuk Highway):
On this drive you will learn a lot about this unique highway and the landscape that you will be driving through. There will be photo stops along the way. The drive is about 3 hours. Flying tour: The flight will give you a bird’s eye perspective of the Arctic landscape. On this 30-45-minute flight you will see the coastal area, the tundra and the spectacular Mackenzie River Delta . Flying is truly the most amazing way to see the Mackenzie River Delta!
Village Tuk Tour:
On this tour you will see North America's largest Pingo, Ibyuk, the Pingo Canadian Landmark. This tour includes visiting a replica of an authentic sod house, seeing the old mission boat, the little picturesque churches near the shore, the Trans-Canada sign and the Arctic Ocean sign where you can get your picture taken. The highlight will be dipping your toe, feet or whole body into the Arctic Ocean for which you get a very nice certificate. Bring along a towel and flip flops or other water shoes!
Add on Option: Cultural Home Visit
For $150-$225 extra per person you can add on a visit to the home of an Inuit elder and his wife living in Tuk who will provide a traditional lunch for you followed by a demonstration of fur clothing that they and past generations have worn. Your host will also talk about their Inuit native culture and history in the area and will be happy to answer your questions.
Important notice regarding the flying portion:
If your flight is cancelled due to bad weather or mechanical issues with the plane, you will drive both ways. There will be a small price adjustment to your package.
Tour time : 4 hours
Minimum 4 people
$500 per person : 4-5 people or 8-10 people. If you have a group of 8-10 people we will use two small Cessna Airplanes that seat 4-5 passengers.
ADD ON: Cultural Home Visit:
For $150-225 per person you can add on a visit to the home of an Inuit elder and his wife living in Tuk who will provide a traditional lunch for you followed by a demonstration of fur clothing that he and past generations have worn in the past. Your host will also talk about their native culture and history.
Please note : Your time on the ground in Tuk could be reduced due to weather changes. Price will remain the same.
Scenic Delta Flight
Tour time : 1-2 hours
$450 pp one or two people on a scheduled flight
$375 pp 3 - 5people for a chartered airplane
Take a short flight in a small Cessna airplane over the amazing Mackenzie River water systems and see this spectacular Delta. You will see what really makes up this river system which is the 5th largest delta in the world! This tour is definitely better than the view from a boat. The plane will land in Aklavik and hold for up to one hour giving you some time to walk around the town a bit before flying back to Inuvik. If we have less than 3 people for the flight that day we will put you on the scheduled flight to Aklavik and you will get 15-30 minutes on the ground before flying back to Inuvik. Either way you will get a bird's eye view of the beautiful Mackenzie Delta. Airport shuttles from Arctic Chalet are included if you do not have your own car. Morning and evening flights are usually available, but we can book to suit your schedule if more than 3 people are in your party. Try to book 3-4 days ahead.
Flying tours may be delayed or cancelled due to weather, mechanical issues etc.
Remember, weather rules in the Arctic! You will not pay for the flight if the pilots cancel your flight because of weather etc., unless your tour is part of one of our tour packages. In this case, no refund will be given, but we will try to substitute this tour for another activity.
The time that your tour starts may change so please be flexible. You will pay for the flight if your plane takes off with the intention of being able to land at its destination even if it can’t land due to unexpected weather or mechanical issues arising along the way (this is rare). Pilots always check the weather before a flight so they can get there and back under safe flying conditions, but weather can change even during the flight.
Your ground tour in Tuk may be cut short due to approaching weather systems or other problems that may arise which are out of our control. In this case refunds will not be given as our costs also remain the same.
Try to plan a little extra time into your schedule while traveling in the far north. We suggest that you plan for an extra day in Inuvik to compensate for the possibility of bad flying weather on the day of your tour. Your flight might be rescheduled for the next day.
We ask you to please call us or stop by the Arctic Chalet the evening before your tour so we can discuss flight details. The time of departure may change at the last minute. Make sure we can contact you regarding changes in scheduling. Tour prices do not include GST (5%). The price that you agreed to pay will remain the same even if we add more people to your tour at the last minute. There may be changes to your tour route or to the type of aircraft used or to the flying time. Remember that we are doing everything we can to give you the best tour possible.
Please be patient, flexible and understanding of varying northern conditions. We hope that you enjoy your adventure in the north above the Arctic Circle!