Travel 2 Touring 18/19

CANADA RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1

LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

Alberta

1

British Columbia

Jasper

3

1

Columbia Icefield

LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

Lake Louise

Kamloops

1

2 Panoramic Helicopter Tour Banff

1

1

Vancouver

Calgary

1

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • 2 days onboard Rocky

Mountaineer in Silverleaf Service • See the breathtaking Banff and Jasper National Parks • Picture perfect Lake Louise and the mighty Columbia Icefield • 3 nights full board at Cariboo Mountain Holiday Lodge • Mountain explorations tailored to suit all abilities with expert guides

INDEPENDENT RAIL TOUR PRICES FROM £4599pp

10 day Journey Through the Clouds Mountain Adventures

Calgary • Banff • Lake Louise • Jasper National Park • The Cariboo Mountain Range • Kamloops • Vancouver • Featured Route: Journey Through the Clouds

Day 1: Arrive Calgary On arrival into Calgary transfer independently to your hotel, the rest of the day sightseeing in “The Heart of the New West”. Day 2: Calgary – Panoramic Helicopter Tour – Banff Depart Calgary this morning for a full-day tour concluding in Banff. Included is a 12-minute Panoramic Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies and the Banff Gondola as well as stops at Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Day 3: Icefields Parkway Tour Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff and Jasper National Parks via Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway concluding in Jassper. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield, Glacier Skywalk and Athabasca Falls. At the Columbia Icefield you have the chance to ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Lunch is included at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. (L) Day 4: Jasper – CMH Cariboos Lodge This morning, your shuttle will pick you up from your hotel and will transport you to the CMH helipad where you will be flown to the Cariboos Lodge. After introductory and safety briefings, you will be outfitted with boots, jackets, daypacks, rain-pants, walking poles and a water bottle for your explorations that follow.. For the rest of the afternoon you will have time to relax in the spa area, get a massage or enjoy a drink and tea goodie by the bar before dinner. (D) Days 5 & 6: CMH Cariboos The next 2 days are spent roaming and hiking in the mountains. Over the course of the day, the helicopter may move each group to 3 or 4 different areas giving you a chance to experience a variety of settings. Lunch is picnic-style with food that you pack from a great selection set out at the lodge each morning. In the late afternoon, you fly back to the lodge for tea, goodies and relaxation prior to a spectacular dinner and an evening of story-swapping. Just as our groups vary, our mileage varies from half mile walks to more

challenging 9 mile hikes with everything in between – guests can hike as much or as little as they desire. (BLD) Day 7: CMH Cariboos - Jasper After breakfast you will head to the helipad for your final hike! In the early afternoon, you will fly back to the lodge for lunch and have some time to pack your bags before heading to the helipad to be transferred to your ground transportation to Jasper. (BL) Day 8: Jasper - Kamloops Travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer from Jasper in the Canadian Rockies to Kamloops, in the heart of the British Columbia Interior. As you journey west and south you will be surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Continental Divide and by the river valleys of the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, Pyramid Falls, the climb over Yellowhead Pass, and the journey along the North Thompson River as you approach Kamloops. (BL) Day 9: Kamloops – Vancouver Your journey continues west towards the Pacific Ocean and the coastal city of Vancouver. On today’s journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the desert-like environment of the Interior, through winding river canyons and pristine forests, to the Coast and Cascade Mountains and the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley. Highlights include the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River and the rushing waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon. Your rail journey ends on arrival in Vancouver this evening. (BL) Day 10: Depart Vancouver Your tour concludes on day 10 after checkout of your hotel.

TOUR DETAILS

£4599 per person

PRICES FROM:

PRICES INCLUDE • 9 nights’ hotel accommodation including 3 nights full board at CMH Cariboos Mountain Lodge • 2 days onboard Rocky Mountaineer train in SilverLeaf Service • Meals as specified: 2 delicious hot gourmet breakfast and lunch options served at your seat. Complimentary alcoholic, non- alcoholic beverages and gourmet snacks throughout the journey • Interactive and captivating storytelling by onboard Hosts • 2 full-days of own pace guided back country mountain heli-hiking excursions including scenic helicopter transfers • Sightseeing tours and station transfers as detailed in the itinerary DEPARTURES 2019: Jul 18, 21; Aug 8, 11. Also available in reverse

TOUR STYLE: Independent Rail

GROUP SIZE: 1+

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

Optional Pre/Post Stay Add-on nights are available in Calgary and Vancouver. Please call for details.

ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 3 - 5 stars Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.

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