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Brown Bears in Finland

This perfect short-haul break takes you to a wonderful spot for sighting brown bears in the Finnish wilderness. Staying at Martinselkonen Wilderness Lodge, enjoy overnight bear watching from hides located deep in the forest, allowing close-up encounters with these fascinating animals and their cubs.

  • Destination: Finland
  • When to go: May-Aug
  • Duration inc. flights: 4 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,145 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Classic Polar Bears

Seeing polar bears in the wild is awe-inspiring - an intense and unforgettable wildlife encounter. Accompanied by expert enthusiastic local guides, day and night excursions from a specially designed Polar Rover provide opportunities to get close to these magnificent creatures.

  • Destination: Canada
  • When to go: Oct-Nov
  • Duration inc. flights: 7 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,995 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

Brown Bear Explorer

Long evenings and early dawns allow incomparable opportunities to watch and photograph the wildlife of the forest on this small group trip in Finland. Staying at purpose built hides, night vigils with a naturalist guide reward you with close-ups of brown bears, wolverines and occasionally wolves.

  • Destination: Finland
  • When to go: May-Jul
  • Duration inc. flights: 8 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,845 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

Yukon’s Ice Bears

Each autumn grizzly bears arrive en masse at Bear Cave Mountain, where thermal springs percolate through the limestone, warming the river so it flows all year. The result is an incredible spectacle as up to 50 brown bears gather to feast on salmon making their way up river.

  • Destination: Canada
  • When to go: Sep-Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 15 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £10,595 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Bears & Orcas Up Close

See pods of orcas and other whales as they glide through the Salish Sea off Vancouver Island, before you fly north to the Yukon. A helicopter trip to a bear camp deep in the forest on the Taku River gives close sightings of grizzly bears going about their business in the wild, and bald eagles on the wing.

  • Destination: Canada
  • When to go: Jul-Aug
  • Duration inc. flights: 14 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £8,195 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Alaska Bear Odyssey

Combine two prime locations for seeing grizzly bears, in areas of phenomenal natural beauty. The world’s largest brown bears can be found on Kodiak Island, whilst Katmai National Park offers great opportunities to view them fishing for salmon, and here you will also find the wild volcanoes of the Valley of 10,000 Smokes.

  • Destination: Alaska
  • When to go: Jun-Sep
  • Duration inc. flights: 12 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £7,795 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

The Bear Essentials

Focus on seeing British Columbia’s largest carnivore - the brown or grizzly bear. Fly by floatplane to your wilderness lodge of choice, and enjoy daily bear watching trips, either by boat, kayak or from hides, affording some remarkably close up encounters and an unforgettable experience.

  • Destination: Canada
  • When to go: May-Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 8 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,345 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Grizzly Bears on the Taku River

Enjoy watching and photographing brown bears at close quarters on British Columbia’s remote Taku River, where the grizzlies are habituated and completely relaxed. Led by award winning photographer Nick Garbutt, this tour offers thrilling and exhilarating encounters with these magnificent carnivores.

  • Destination: Canada
  • When to go: Jul-Aug
  • Duration inc. flights: 12 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £8,895 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

Great Bear Rainforest

A small ship adventure to search for the legendary all-white spirit bear, and humpback whales deep in the Great Bear Rainforest. A maze of islands and waterways, the area is also home to black bears and grizzlies, and there are daily sea kayak excursions to view wildlife and visit traditional communities.

  • Destination: Canada
  • When to go: Jun-Sep
  • Duration inc. flights: 12 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,495 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

Boreal Predators Photography

Join us on this remarkable photography tour and capture Finland’s finest predators – brown bear, Eurasian wolf and wolverine – in the boreal forest. Accompanied by wildlife photographer Bret Charman, and using dedicated hides, this week makes the most of the late light from the long summer evenings.

  • Destination: Finland
  • When to go: Jun-Aug
  • Duration inc. flights: 6 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £2,395 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

Brown Bears of Kodiak

View the grizzlies of Kodiak Island (the largest in the world) gorge on salmon that swim up the rivers to spawn. Also spending time in Katmai National Park, this trip includes time on board a private vessel to reach remote spots, and great bear encounters as they feed along the shoreline.

  • Destination: Alaska
  • When to go: Jun-Sep
  • Duration exc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £9,945 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

Festival of Bears

In 2018 our annual Festival of Bears returns to one of our favourite locations for bear watching – Knight Inlet in Glendale Cove. Renowned conservationist Mark Carwardine and Wildlife Worldwide founder Chris Breen accompany a special visit to the Great Bear Rainforest to see grizzlies at prime time.

  • Destination: Canada
  • When to go: Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 9 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £6,495 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

Spirit Bear Quest

Join acclaimed wildlife photographer Nick Garbutt on a stunning journey into the Great Bear Rainforest in search of the elusive spirit bear. Our week on a specially chartered vessel, followed by a stay in a remote floating lodge, offers exceptional viewing and photographic opportunities of grizzly, black and spirit bears.

  • Destination: Canada
  • When to go: Sep-Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 16 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £8,795 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

Grizzlies of Khutzeymateen

Experience the grizzly bears of Khutzeymateen Inlet aboard the Island Roamer, on a large carnivore themed expedition. Around 50 coastal brown bears are known to be protected in this conservation area, and other wildlife includes includes humpbacks, orcas, sealions and dolphins.

  • Destination: Canada
  • When to go: Jun
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,495 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

Polar Bear Mothers & Cubs

This small group trip travels to a remote yet comfortable lodge near the tidal flats and plains of Hudson Bay, feeding grounds of polar bears during the summer. This is a wonderful time to view and photograph the intimacy between mother and cub, and their playful approach to life.

  • Destination: Canada
  • When to go: Aug-Sep
  • Duration inc. flights: 8 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £8,145 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

Tundra Lodge Adventure

Embark on this extraordinary adventure into the realm of the polar bear. Accompanied by expert guides, and based in a specially designed mobile tundra lodge positioned in an area of high polar bear density, this trip offers unparalleled opportunities to watch these inquisitive creatures.

  • Destination: Canada
  • When to go: Oct-Nov
  • Duration inc. flights: 7 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £7,295 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

Kayaking with Whales & Grizzlies

Seeing a humpback whale lunging through a school of bait fish, or a pod of killer whales surfacing in unison, are often considered to be once in a lifetime experiences, yet they are both possible on this water-based tour, along with the other star of British Columbia’s extraordinary wildlife – the grizzly bear.

  • Destination: Canada
  • When to go: Jul-Sep
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,345 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Bears in the Carpathian Mountains

This short trip over a long weekend offers the possibility of spotting brown bears and other animals in Piatra Craiului National Park, in the Carpathian Mountains. More than one third of all Europe's wolves, bears and lynx roam through the unspoilt forests of this spectacular range.

  • Destination: Romania
  • When to go: Apr-Oct
  • Duration inc. flights: 4 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,195 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Wilderness Adventure

Embark this outstanding ‘Access All Areas’ itinerary to visit Alaska’s national parks, by car, boat, plane, train and bus. Search for wolves and bears in the shadow of Mount McKinley at Denali National Park, be amazed at towering glaciers and icebergs in the Kenai Fjords, before photographing grizzlies at Brook Falls.

  • Destination: Alaska
  • When to go: Jun-Sep
  • Duration inc. flights: 15 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,895 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Canada’s Big Five

Take this unique safari which is a showcase for the wildlife that populates the rivers and forests of Manitoba in central Canada. Combine the vast serene expanse of Riding Mountain National Park, home to moose, black bear, elk and wolf, with the rugged barren tundra of Churchill, realm of the polar bear.

  • Destination: Canada
  • When to go: Aug
  • Duration inc. flights: 9 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,795 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

Beluga Whales & Polar Bears

Explore the Seal River estuary along the Hudson Bay by boat, on foot and from a traditional tundra tracker to view polar bears and beluga whales which congregate over the summer months. Travelling as part of a small group, experience the northern lights and beautiful scenery - a journey to remember.

  • Destination: Canada
  • When to go: Jul-Aug
  • Duration inc. flights: 9 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £8,895 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

Walking with Sloth Bears

A gentle and rewarding walking safari in the land of sloth bears and wild dogs, surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of Pachmarhi Biosphere Reserve. For tiger fans, a visit to Pench at the end of the trip is a highlight, with almost guaranteed sightings from your safari vehicle.

  • Destination: India
  • When to go: Oct-Apr
  • Duration inc. flights: 11 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,095 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Caribou Migration & Great Bear Adventure

An unmissable journey over a vast area of Arctic wilderness, home to wolf, caribou and moose. Staying in one of the finest Arctic eco lodges close to black and polar bears, this incredible adventure also takes you to the remote Schmok Lake to witness the migration of the Canadian caribou.

  • Destination: Canada
  • When to go: Sep
  • Duration inc. flights: 10 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £10,645 pp
  • Trip type: Group tour

Wilderness Quebec

This self-drive family adventure, staying in hotels, cabins and comfortable Huttopia tents with all facilities, is designed to reveal the best of outdoor Québec. Driving at your own pace, there’s a chance to see all the region’s iconic mammals – whales, black bear, moose and caribou.

  • Destination: Canada
  • When to go: Jun-Sep
  • Duration inc. flights: 15 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,095 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea