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Clayoquot Wilderness Resort and Heli-Hiking Experience

  • Banff
  • Golden
  • Vancouver
  • Tofino
  • 13 nights from
  • £12,339 per person
  • Trip Code: 1333

    • Book by 29th February and save £200 per person
    • Receive a free case of wine

Holiday Overview

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort and Heli-Hiking Experience - A true Canadian Wilderness Adventure!

Explore the Rocky Mountains in the town of Banff enjoy a early morning visit to Moraine Lake and Lake Louise to watch the spectacular sun rise as well as a gondola ride to the top of Sulpur Mountain offering panoramic views of fantastic scenery.  Continue your adventure to Bobbie Burns Lodge with a helicopter transfer here you can enjoy exploring endless alpine and mountain terrain as you heli-hike through the Cascade Mountains. After time in the mountains, it’s over to Vancouver to enjoy some time exploring the city on a guided tour allowing you to visit Stanley Park’s Totem Poles, Gastown and Granville Market.

Escape to wilderness as you visit Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge, a remote lodge in the Clayoquot Sound. Staying in either a waterfront or rainforest luxury tent allowing you the opportunity to spot wildlife up close. During your stay enjoy activities including horse riding and kayaking or take some time to relax at the Healing Grounds Spa.

 

All our holidays are tailormade, departure dates for heli-hiking may adjust your itinerary.

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort and Heli-Hiking Experience includes:

  • Return Flights from the UK
  • Internal Flight from Calgary to Vancouver
  • 7 Night's Superior Hotel Accommodation
  • 3 Night's Accommodation at Bobbie Burns Lodge
  • 3 Night's Accommodation at Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge
  • Watch the sun rise over Moriane Lake & Lake Louise on a gudied tour
  • Admission to the Banff Gondola & Hot Springs
  • Vancouver City Highlights Tour
  • Select transfers and meals as listed in itinerary
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Day 1 - UK to Calgary

Fly into Calgary, for your transfer to Banff.

Featured accommodation

The Fairmont Banff Springs

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Day 2 - Moraine Lake & Lake Louise

This morning enjoy a early start to watch the sunrise over Moraine Lake. On this small group experience, you'll have exclusive access to Moraine Lake, now closed to public vehicle access, where your expert local guide will show you to the best locations to watch the sunrise hit the glaciers above The Valley of the Ten Peaks and the stunning Moraine Lake. Sip on a hot chocolate, coffee or tea as you eagerly await the sunrise under a blanket (all complimentary) and utilize your expert local guides' photography skills & knowledge to fine-tune your camera settings for an amazing sunrise photoshoot. Then, explore the trails of Moraine Lake before all the big buses arrive. Travel through backroads where bears, moose, and elk can often be seen starting their day, on the way to Lake Louise Village where a delicious hot café breakfast awaits. After fuelling up for the day, you'll make your way to Lake Louise, well before the buses arrive to enjoy what remains of the early tranquillity and witness the lake at its calmest, resulting in perfect mirror images of Victoria Glacier and the Rockies reflecting back at you across the neon blue waters.

Spending the rest of the day at your leisure.

Featured accommodation

The Fairmont Banff Springs

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Day 3 - Banff Gondola & Hot Springs

Enjoy exploring Banff at your own pace, we have included admission to the Banff Gondola and Hot Springs.

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The Fairmont Banff Springs

Unmissable Experiences

Banff Experiences

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Day 4 - Banff to Bobbie Burns Lodge

An early start this morning for your coach transfer from Banff to the helipad for your helicopter ride to Bobbie Burns Lodge. Upon arrival to the lodge you will have time to get settled in before a gourmet lunch. After lunch you will have a brief safety lesson before your first helicopter ride to the to enjoy your first hike. Returning in the early evening allowing you to relax at in the hot tub or at the spa before enjoying your gourmet lunch.

Featured accommodation

Bobbie Burns Lodge

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Day 5 - Bobbie Burns Lodge

Wake up this morning for your dynamic warm up class before your hearty breakfast to set you up for a full day of hiking. Take to the ski in the helicopter which will drop you off at field to begin your hike, there is a variety of trails suitable for all fitness levels ask your local guide for recommendations on routes to take. At lunch time enjoy your pre-packed lunch you are provided at breakfast before your afternoon hike or return to the lodge to enjoy the facilities. In the evening enjoy swapping stories of your adventures over a delicious gourmet prepared meal.

Featured accommodation

Bobbie Burns Lodge

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Day 6 - Bobbie Burns Lodge

Today is the same as day 5, ask your local guide for alternative hikes you can explore today!

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Bobbie Burns Lodge

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Day 7 - Bobbie Burns Lodge to Vancouver

After breakfast you will be transferred back in the helicopter to the helipad for your coach transfer to Calgary Airport for your flight to Vancouver. Spending the evening in Vancouver at leisure.  

Featured accommodation

The Fairmont Vancouver

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Day 8 - Vancouver City Highlights Tour

This morning enjoy a city tour of Vancouver. Prepare to experience the unique history and unfolding splendour as you tour through the modern streets of Vancouver. Drive by the most renowned sights and learn how Vancouver became the city it is today. Situated on the edge of the Pacific Ocean and framed by British Columbia’s imposing mountains, it’s easy to fall in love with this astonishing city. Drive through historic neighbourhoods such as Gastown, Chinatown, scenic English Bay and the picturesque Vancouver Harbour. Stops in Stanley Park feature Indigenous Peoples’ Totem Poles, spectacular views of the mountains and the Lions Gate Bridge. Also includes the opportunity to wander through the charming farmer’s market at Granville Island.

Enjoy the afternoon at leisure to explore Vancouver.

Featured accommodation

The Fairmont Vancouver

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Day 9 - Vancouver to Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge

Enjoy scenic views of the Strait of Georgia and Vancouver Island on the 45-minute floatplane ride from YVR South River Terminal. Deplane and climb into a horse-drawn wagon for a ride along the estuary to the Outpost. Upon arrival, enjoy champagne and hors d’oeuvres awaiting at the Cookhouse. After a brief orientation, you’ll be given a private tour of the resort and escorted to your guest tent. Enjoy time to unpack, relax, go for a stroll, meet with our activities coordinators, or take in a pre-dinner spa treatment if time allows.

Featured accommodation

Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge

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Day 10 - Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge

The lodge offers a series of extraordinary nature-based adventures and a personalized itinerary for each guest. Some possible activities may include Horseback Riding: Explore the scenic trails on horseback, guided by experienced wranglers who will lead you through the picturesque landscapes surrounding the resort. Kayaking and Canoeing: Take to the water and paddle through pristine lakes or gentle rivers, allowing you to appreciate the natural beauty and wildlife of the area. Hiking and Nature Walks: Embark on guided hikes or nature walks, led by knowledgeable guides who will share information about the local flora, fauna, and the rich cultural history of the region. Wildlife Viewing: Clayoquot Sound is home to diverse wildlife, including bears, eagles, whales, and sea lions. Guests may have opportunities to observe these incredible creatures in their natural habitats. Fishing: Experience the thrill of angling in the resort’s surrounding waters, with opportunities to catch a variety of fish species. Spa and Wellness: After an active day, indulge in relaxation and rejuvenation at the resort’s spa, offering a range of treatments to pamper and revitalize the body and mind.

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Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge

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Day 11 - Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge

Another full day to enjoy the facilities and activities available at the lodge. 

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Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge

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Day 12 - Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge to Vancouver

Before getting ready to depart, join one last morning meditation or yoga class or a trail run along the Bedwell River. After breakfast is served, you will have one last activity. Take part in horseback riding or a paintball challenge. One last lunch will be served at the lodge before guests luggage is picked up and guests are transferred to the floatplane dock for the flight back to Vancouver.

Upon arrival in Vancouver making your own way to your downtown hotel.

Featured accommodation

The Fairmont Vancouver

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Day 13 - Explore Vancouver

A free day to explore Vancouver. 

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The Fairmont Vancouver

Unmissable Experiences

Vancouver Experiences

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Day 14 - Vancouver to UK

Today check out of your Vancouver hotel for your onward flight to the UK.

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