> Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered)
> Comfort hotel/lodges (11 nts).
> Meals Included: 11 breakfasts, 1 dinner.
> All park fees in Jasper and Banff National Parks.
> Vancouver and Calgary orientation tours.
> Scenic ferry to Vancouver Island. Victoria,
> Whistler and Banff orientation walks.
> Stops at Joffre Lake and Marbel Canyon. River Safari tour through Grizzly Bear Valley.
> Visit Mount Robson visitor centre.
> Admission to Miette hot springs.
> Excursion to the Columbia Icefields and ice walk on the Athabasca Glacier.
> All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
> DAY 1 VANCOUVER
Arrive at our joining hotel at any time. Welcome meeting in the evening.
If you are interested in exploring the city and its nearby attractions, it is recommended you book additional pre-trip accommodation nights.Vancouver is the city that has it all: natural beauty and cosmopolitan flair. Set between the Pacific Ocean and the coastal mountains, it has a harmonious blend of nature and urban living. Gardens, parks, and beaches are as common here as heritage buildings, restaurants, and theaters. While maintaining the laid-back attitude of North America's West Coast, Vancouver has managed to build an international spirit. As the third largest city in Canada, it shares an ethnic diversity and multicultural flavor with the rest of the country. It's young, lively, and the jumping-off point for many spectacular outdoor activities. (None (Meals on your own))
> DAY 2 VICTORIA
Discover the Vancouver highlights of Stanley Park and Gastown then board the scenic ferry to Victoria, where we take an orientation walk with our CEO.
Travel to the Capital City of British Columbia, Victoria by a scenic ferry. It has a well-earned reputation for its myriad of beautiful flower gardens, lush green shrubbery and wide variety of fantastic trees of every kind, size and shape. Canada's 'Garden City' is surrounded by sparkling ocean and splendid mountain views and from May to September the downtown streets are brightened by the over-flowing baskets of flowers hanging from classic antique lampposts.
�Day 2 Approximate Distance: 70 km
Estimated Travel Time: 8 hrs (with stops, including ferry ride and orientation walk in Victoria)
Take a stroll around the city with your CEO to get familiar with your surroundings before you can enjoy the evening on your own. (Breakfast)
> DAY 3 VICTORIA
Today's day is free for optionals including a zodiac whale watching cruise, visit museums and Butchart gardens or have high tea at an historic hotel.
You have time to visit one of the many museums of Victoria: the Royal BC Museum, the Royal London Wax Museum, and the Miniature Museum, or visit the famous National Historic Site of Canada of The Butchart Gardens with stunning floral show gardens or take a zodiac whale watching cruise. (Breakfast)
> DAY 4 WHISTLER
Catch the ferry back to the mainland and drive the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway to the village of Whistler, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Approximate Distance: 190 km
Estimated Travel Time: 10 hrs (with stops, includes ferry and an orientation walk in Whistler) (Breakfast)
>DAY 5 WHISTLER
Today's day is at your leisure, take a walk through the village with options to ride the gondola up the mountain, hike or go ziplining.
Whistler and its surrounding provincial parks are places you must discover. It is also a great place to try one of the many optional mountain activities: from rafting to Zipline & Treetop Adventures, Whistler offers activities for everyone. Try the Peak to Peak Gondola for a scenic view of the surrounding mountains. (Breakfast)
> DAY 6 BLUE RIVER
Pass through Coastal Mountains into the Caribou Mountains, enjoy stops at the emerald coloured Joffre Lake and Marbel Canyon before arriving in the small town of Blue River.
Following this extraordinary route, once marked by the gold prospectors, we leave the Coastal Mountain Range and set foot into the arid and dry land of the Thompson Okanagan region. Aboriginal peoples led a semi-nomadic life moving between hunting and fishing grounds in the summer and settling into pit houses for the winter. Europeans came at first for fur trading and later on to establish cattle ranches, farms and mining operations. The scenery changes dramatically and could even make you feel as if you were in a western movie. We make some stops on our way at Joffre Lakes, emerald and pristine lakes nested in the middle of the Coastal Mountains, and Marble Canyon, a limestone canyon popular for birders.
Day 5 Approximate Distance: 540 kmEstimated Travel Time: 10 hrs (with stops in Joffre Lake, Marble Canyon ) (Breakfast)
> DAY 7 JASPER NATIONAL PARK
Enjoy a river safari tour through Grizzly Bear Valley and the world's only inland temperate rainforest. Search out wildlife which can include grizzly bears, moose and eagles. Head to Jasper National Park, crossing the Rockies and view the highest peak - Mount Robson - with a stop at the visitor centre.
Hop on a River Safari tour for an unforgettable one hour adventure through Grizzly Bear Valley, right in the heart of the world's only inland temperate rainforest. On top of glimpsing grizzly bears in their natural habitat, we can observe moose, eagles, and many others wild animals. After the boat ride, we head out for Mount Robson, the Rockies' highest peak. In fact early settlers, gold diggers and fur traders frequently used these routes as well as those neighboring Yellowhead Mountain and Yellowhead Pass. We make a stop at the visitor center and if you are lucky and it's a clear day, see the top of the Mount Robson. We push ahead to Jasper National Park and arrive in the early evening.
Day 7 Approximate Distance: 230 kmEstimated Travel Time: 5 hrs (with stops including Mount Robson) (Breakfast)
> DAY 8 JASPER NATIONAL PARK
This evening we have an included visit to Miette hot springs.
The morning is at leisure with the option to hike at Maligne Canyon, boat cruise or whitewater rafting.
Jasper's friendly mountain hospitality, peaceful atmosphere, and the promise of real adventure make any visit unforgettable. Option to walk along the Maligne Canyon, one of Jasper's most spectacular landmarks. Eroded by the fast-flowing Maligne River for thousands of years, it is only one meter (three feet) across in some places, but over 60 meters (200 feet) deep. Take a self-guided interpretive trail with several bridges, which follows the canyon as it courses towards the Athabasca River. Choose from a scenic cruise on Maligne Lake up to Spirit Island, or a rafting/float trip on the Athabasca River, a historic river used by explorers and fur traders. An exciting day ahead! Whatever you choose you know the scenery and excitement of these optional activities will make this day a perfect one to remember. (Breakfast)
> DAY 9 ICEFIELDS PARKWAY/LAKE LOUISE
Considered one of the most scenic drives in the world, we travel the Icefields Parkway to Peyto Lake with a stop at the Columbia Icefield. Here we enjoy a glacier walk with an expert guide on the lower Athabasca Glacier to explore and understand the life of this active glacier. We will provide you with all the tools you need: ice axes, crampons and safety lines, making sure you are very safe as you walk. No previous experience is required, and you will receive a full briefing on using the equipment. Continue to Lake Louise to view its emerald blue waters and Victoria Glacier. Travel along the celebrated Icefield Parkway to Jasper. Along the 300 km ride, a spectacle unfolds before our eyes: lush coniferous forests, immense mountains, turquoise lakes, high-falling cascades and humbling glaciers. Numerous stops will be planned along the way for photos, observation and wildlife encounters. At the Columbia Icefields, we enjoy a glacier walk with an expert guide on the lower Athabasca Glacier to explore and understand the life of this active glacier. Walking on this glacially carved landscape is an experience you won't soon forget. Our last stop of the day is in Lake Louise, where we take time to savour the emerald blue waters and breathtaking scenery of Victoria Glacier. Walk along the lake or take a tea at the famous Chateau Lake Louise Hotel.
Day 9 Approximate Distance: 290 km
Estimated Travel Time: 10 hrs (including stops and Icefield Parkway) (Breakfast)
> DAY 10 BANFF NATIONAL PARK
Continue to Banff where we take an orientation walk in this historic mountain town.
Banff is always home to a good time and there is something for everyone either in its museums, shops and bars, along one of the hiking trails, or by choosing one of the many activities this park has to offer. One of these is Sulphur Mountain, which you quickly ascend by aerial tram. At its summit, you find an unobstructed view of the whole range and the village below. If you prefer an adventurous activity, the Kicking Horse River is the ultimate white-water rafting destination in the Rocky Mountains, guaranteed to provide the thrill of a lifetime. Or rent a canoe and enjoy the scenery from a calm section of the Bow River.
Morning in Lake Louise with option to hike to the Tea House.
> DAY 11 CALGARY
Drive to Calgary for a short tour with the option to visit museums, cowboy bars and Olympic Park.
Famed for its entrepreneurial spirit and youthful population, the Calgary prides itself on being the heart of the new west while honoring its cowboy heritage.
Approximate Distance: 130 kmEstimated Travel Time: 8 hrs (with stops) (Breakfast)
> DAY 12 CALGARY
Depart at any time. (Breakfast)
> MEAL BASIS
As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals
> We recommend you to have a meal budget of CAD300-400 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
> This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 12 passengers, at an average there are 10 passengers travelling on this tour.
> TRAVEL DAYS: In order to cover the vast distance in North America to be able to visit several different parks and cities along our trip, we will have a couple of long driving days.
>HIKES AND WALKS: All walks and hikes proposed by our CEO will be easy to moderate level. You may choose to participate or not, but exploring our national parks on foot is part of our way of travelling. It's a healthy way to discover North America's beauty and landscape.
> LEGAL DRINKING AGE: Please note that the legal drinking age in the United States is 21 and in Canada, 19 (with Alberta and Quebec at 18). Many bars and clubs will ask for ID at the door, therefore listening to live music in certain bars or spending a night out in Las Vegas or New Orleans is not possible when you are under the legal age, even if you don't plan on consuming alcohol. Drinking laws in both countries are strictly enforced and our CEOs are unable to help those under age obtain alcohol of any kind.
>While this should not stop those under legal drinking age from booking a tour, it is important to note that if a traveller is under-age there are certain optional nighttime activities that they may not legally be able to participate in. When trying to book the right trip, we recommend that travellers under legal drinking age take this into consideration when booking a tour that visits several big cities.
> Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.
> There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.
At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.
Request for early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.