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The Mahikan Dog Sledding Adventure Winter Holiday in Quebec

7 nights

Mahikan: the wolf who fears nothing, neither other beasts, nor distance, nor cold; not even the isolation of his territory.

Journey across frozen lakes in complete silence will evoke in you the greatest feelings: those of freedom and sobriety. Come and discover the snow partridge, the fox, the lynx, and the mahikan along the trail and immerse yourself in tranquillity, beauty and the grandeur of the Quebecois forest. Travel around Quebec's splendid Saguenay region as your dogs guide you over frozen lakes and rivers and through snowy forests. Accommodation is in a variety of hotels, inns and arctic tents.

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Day 1

Montreal

Arrive in Montreal and transfer from the airport to your hotel  The guide will then giv...

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Day 2

Montreal to Saguenay

In the morning, you must go to the bus or the train station for the transfer to the Saguenay regi...

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Day 3

Saguenay

The morning is spent getting the sleds (gear, provisions, etc) and dogs ready for the journey. Th...

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Day 4

Saguenay

Load the sleds, put the dogs back into harness and set off for the first shelter. As customa...

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Day 5

Saguenay

Some quick preparations and you are ready for a new day, exploring the magnificent white cou...

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Day 6-7

Saguenay

Two more superb days on your dogsled, allowing you to sample the pleasures of the Quebec great ou...

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Day 8

Saguenay to Montreal

Early departure in the morning to Montreal. You should stay in Montreal tonight as you will not g...

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Day 1

Montreal

Arrive in Montreal and transfer from the airport to your hotel  The guide will then give you your travelling literature.

1 night in Montreal.

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Day 2

Montreal to Saguenay

In the morning, you must go to the bus or the train station for the transfer to the Saguenay region.  You will arrive in the afternoon and meet the guides for an instruction session. (B and D).

Overnight in a log-made chalet.

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Day 3

Saguenay

The morning is spent getting the sleds (gear, provisions, etc) and dogs ready for the journey. The musher-guides explain how the trip will proceed, and pass on some of their immense store of knowledge about how to drive a dog sled, as well as the safety rules that must be respected. Once everybody is ready, take hold of the reins and set off on the beautiful Saguenay forest trails. Return to the chalets at around 3 PM. (B, L, D)

Overnight in a log-made chalet.

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Day 4

Saguenay

Load the sleds, put the dogs back into harness and set off for the first shelter. As customary, the hearty lunches are served outside. You will end your day with dinner and a good night's sleep in a rustic camp. (B, L, D).

Overnight camping.

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Day 5

Saguenay

Some quick preparations and you are ready for a new day, exploring the magnificent white countryside. Spend the evening among good company, warmed by the tales of both guides and clients. (B, L, D).

Overnight camping.

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Day 6-7

Saguenay

Two more superb days on your dogsled, allowing you to sample the pleasures of the Quebec great outdoors. You will have spent nearly a week without telephones, radio, TV or traffic jams! (B, L, D)

Overnight camping in rustic camp on day 6 and in a log-made chalet on day 7.

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Day 8

Saguenay to Montreal

Early departure in the morning to Montreal. You should stay in Montreal tonight as you will not get back until around 8.15 p.m. NB  It is also possible to fly between Montreal and Saguenay. (B)

1 night in Montreal.

 

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Price Includes:

 

Transfer from the airport as well as between activity sites, meet and greet at Montreal airport and Saguenay train station, services of a certified musher-guide, 1 dog-sled per person for 5 days, 'Extreme cold' clothing: snow-suit, boots and gloves,

expedition grade sleeping bag, spa and sauna access during nights at the log-made chalets, 7 nights accommodation, 18 meals (see abbreviations) - vegeterian meals available with a surcharge, applicable taxes.

 

Please note:

 

Some of these lodges and outfitters are located in wild and remote areas. Therefore, accommodation is basic and private bathrooms are not available!

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