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This was a fantastic trip! I’ve been thinking about seeing polar bears for years and imagined traveling in tundra buggies outside of Churchill looking for bears. Thank goodness I reached out to Marc Telio and his team for their help!

Marc suggested a walking safari at a remote camp. He also helped determine the optimal time and best experience based on our interests. It was amazing! The tour is 6 days—4 days at the camp and one day on either end in Winnipeg. We were surprised by a small gift (cookbook, ornament, candle) in our rooms from Marc’s office. The camp is 60 km north of Churchill, we flew in on an 8-passenger plane and saw a polar bear from the air!  The entire time we were at the lodge there were 3 bears around the camp. We had so many opportunities to see them from the lodge, from the viewing decks outside, and walking on the tundra. Equipment was provided and very much appreciated for protecting us from the Arctic winds. We were also lucky enough to see an amazing show of the northern lights.

As we were preparing for our trip, our questions were quickly and accurately answered by Kate on Marc’s team. We appreciated their recommendations and support. We are so thankful to have experienced polar bears in the wild with a small group on foot.

My husband and I traveled with another couple to a remote river lodge, a short plane ride north of Churchill, Manitoba from October 21-27. Marc’s office did a wonderful job. Marc was wonderful in helping us plan the trip and Kate was very helpful in answering every question we had as we prepared to leave. It was a trip of a lifetime! Everything went perfectly. Our two biggest wishes were to see polar bear and the northern lights. We were not disappointed. We had seen the trips that involved the elevated buses and knew we didn’t want that experience. What Marc’s team provided was so much more. We viewed polar bears continuously for four days. The photos we took were incredible. We weren’t promised anything, but what we received was so much more than what we expected. Thank you for an amazing experience!

Our trip to the Canadian Rockies was wonderful. The first thing that Marc Telio did was gives us a call to discuss what we wanted to get out of our trip, what type of travelers we are, and to then offer suggestions that were spot-on. We were met at the airport by (Mina?) who was just lovely. She gave us a copy of our updated itinerary, our Park passes, and walked us to our rental car! In addition, she turned us on to the “Gypsy Guide.” A wonderful app that is connected to GPS so that our “guide” could tell us everything about where we were traveling through. We did a forest walk with an indigenous person who taught us about the First Nation peoples in the area, and the medicinal properties of many of the trees and plants we passed. Just wonderful. The Eat the Castle tour at the Banff Springs Hotel was both delicious and fascinating. Fiona, our “boots on the ground” person, couldn’t have been more attentive.

The places and people in Alberta were just wonderful. Everywhere felt very Covid safe and we wouldn’t have changed a thing.

PANDEMIC TRAVEL  My friends and I were absolutely thrilled with the service provided by Marc Telio!! He and his team made it easy to plan a complex trip for 7 people, ranging in age from 13 to 78. We travel together a lot, and we all felt that this trip went far more smoothly due to Marc’s help. He and his team had really thought of everything! More importantly, though, they helped us when one of our party had an accident that required medical attention just a couple of hours before we were supposed to go to our next destination. Their help allowed us to focus on helping our friend while Marc’s team worked to get us hotel rooms for the evening and adjust the rest of our itinerary. When we return to Canada or go to Alaska, we definitely will work with Marc again!

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