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Rockies East Mini-Safari: Leg 1

8 days  ·  Vancouver, B.C. → Banff, AB.  ·  Easy

From Vancouver, this Rocky Mountain soft adventure tour sets out to explore small towns, the Okanagan, Manning Park, and the national parks of Mt. Revelstoke, Glacier, Yoho, Banff, Kootenay and Waterton Lakes.

Tour Summary

We also refer to Leg 1 as our “Parks a Plenty Trip”. This Rocky Mountain holiday explores the parks and rural areas of the southern Rockies of BC and Alberta. We visit five parks including  the national parks of Mt. Revelstoke, Glacier, Yoho, Banff, Kootenay and Waterton Lakes. During our explorations, your guide will illustrate unique aspects of each park, including its wildlife, geography and natural history.

In between the parks, we head for small towns and villages - as you'll come to discover every town has it's own unique history. We stay at small scale properties and dine at local restaurants. During the day we often stop for picnic lunches, the ingredients of which we purchase from local fruit and vegetable stands. Led by your guide, our walks are easy, fascinating forays into front country wilderness. Wilderness at your doorstep, swapping stories will like-minded travellers ... a time when you can rejuvinate and relax.

Duration
8 days, 7 nights
Departs
Vancouver, B.C.
Arrives
Banff, AB.
Activity Level
Easy
Max Group Size
8
Accommodation
The properties we stay at include inns, cabins and small hotels. At a minimum you will have one queen bed and a private bathroom. Our properties all underscore our philosophy to utilize small-scale accommodation that offer character and cleanliness, pursue sound environmental practices and support other local operators.
Transport
Air conditioned 15 pasenger van.
Meals
7 breakfasts, 1 lunches, 2 dinners
Activity Notes
This tour enables guests to get out and explore the front country of the six parks we visit. Escorted hikes and walks vary in length from 20 minutes to one hour.

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Included

This Rocky Mountain Adventure Tour includes:

  • Fully escorted with one driver/guide for an average of 8 people per departure
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Tours of local villages
  • Escorted walks and hikes
  • Shuttle bus fees at Mt Revlestoke Park
  • All entrance fees to provincial, national parks and protected areas
  • Wine tasting in Okanagan estate wineries
  • Entrance fees to Radium Hot Springs
  • Two hour boat cruise in Waterton-Glacier National Park

Not Included

  • Meals where not indicated
  • Optional activities
  • Travel, cancellation and baggage insurance
  • Driver/guide gratuities
  • Porterage
  • 5% GST

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