A Rocky Mountain Adventure: Canada (EXTENDED)

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Camping under the stars each night, you will experience adventure at its core. Hike through the countries most iconic national parks, canyon down Jaspers rocky formations and spend 3 nights white-water rafting down the Kootenay River.

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Embrace the spirit of the Great Outdoors in this authentic and wild Canadian experience!

Camping under the stars each night, you will experience adventure at its core. Hike through the countries most iconic national parks, canyon down Jaspers rocky formations and spend 3 nights white-water rafting down the Kootenay River.

This 3-day rafting extension captures the essence of what Canada is really about! As you crash through the waves of Kooteney, experience massive waterfalls pouring into the river, fly past deep canyons and open valleys and feast your eyes on some of the worlds most iconic wildlife. In the afternoon, you can stroll along the river, hike to one of the many waterfalls, fish for your dinner, read a book or just relax by the fire while your guides get camp set, open a nice bottle of red and start dinner.

This Rocky Mountain experience is the ultimate ADVENTURE.

Starting and ending in Calgary, you'll snake your way through Banff, Jasper and Yoho national parks and experience a journey of a lifetime!

Are you ready for the challenge?

Please note: A minimum of 6 bookings are needed before this trip can go ahead! Please see essential trip information below for more...

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival into Calgary:

WELCOME TO CANADA.

Upon your arrival into Calgary, you will meet your guides before jumping onto the free airport shuttle that will take you directly to your hotel for the night.

Now it is time to relax after your long journey. Have a beer in the hotel bar or jump into one of the two rooftop hot tubs that overlook the city. This will be the first time you get to meet your fellow travellers in the flesh.

Once acquainted, your guide will take you to your welcome dinner (not included).

No meals included today.

Day 2

Banff National Park:

After breakfast at the hotel (2 eggs scrambled, toast, bacon, fruit, hash browns, small orange juice with coffee & tea), we will jump onto our private mini-bus and be transferred to the epic Banff National Park.

Here we will embark on our first hike in the Canadian Rockies, as we tackle the winding trails to the beautiful Minnewanka Lake.

Once complete, we will set up camp at Tunnel Mountain campground in Banff national Park and enjoy our first camp dinner around a roaring fire.

Included:

  • All meals (B/L/D) included.
  • Tunnel Mountain campground
  • Banff NP entrance fee.

Day 3

Banff National Park:

Ready for a challenge?

Today we hike the incredibly famous Hike Cory Pass. Hiking around 14,3 km, we will gain 1075 m elevation within a 6 to 8 hours walk.

This incredible hike through Edith and Cory Passes is the most varied hike close to Banff, circuiting through a number of different micro ecosystems – from a steep and dry ridge, to an arid pass, back through a lush forest.

Big day today, so we will enjoy a heartily meal at a good restaurant before heading back to our campsite to sing songs and tell stories around the fire.

Included:

  • B/L
  • Tunnel Mountain campground
  • Banff NP entrance fee.

Excluded:

  • Meal at restaurant.

Day 4

Jasper National Park:

I hope you've charged your camera batteries, because today we drive through arguably the most scenic road in the world - The Ice-field Parkway!!

We will stop as many times as you like, so you can jump out and take photos. We will also stop along the routes major points of interest - with the possibly of a mini hike that takes you to a better vantage point!

This afternoon we will check in Whistler Campground, and once again, we will have dinner around the camp fire.

Included:

  • B/L/D
  • Whistler Campground
  • Jasper NP entrance fee.

Day 5

Jasper National Park:

Today, it is time to get your hiking boots back on as we tackle another epic mountain trail.

This morning we will set our sights on Bald Hills, which rewards us with panoramic view of Maligne Lake. We will hike around 10.4 km return and gain about 500 m in elevation. Total walking time is about 4-6 hours depending on group fitness.

In the afternoon, you will have time to relax in the campground and soak up the scenery.

Included:

  • B/L/D
  • Whistler Campground
  • Jasper NP entrance fee.

Day 6

Jasper National Park (Canyoning):

Today may just be the highlight of the trip as you canyon down jaspers pool and dried up waterfalls!!

Morro Canyon is a 5 hours mountainous adventure that takes you into a wilderness area few people have the opportunity to see. While being primarily a dry canyon, Morro does feature multiple pools of water that you will wade through. You are going to get your feet wet, but that is about it.

The trip features a moderate-difficult approach hike of approximately 2 hours with an elevation gain of about 480m - this requires a good level of physical fitness. Once you reach the canyon, there are eight rappels and many more supported manoeuvres with the longest rappel being approximately 20 meters.

In the evening, after we have had a strong feed in a nearby restaurant, we will return for our final night in Whistlers Campground.

Included:

  • B/L
  • Canyoning Morro Canyon (5 hours)
  • Whistler Campground
  • Jasper NP entrance fee.

Excluded:

  • Meal at restaurant.

Day 7

Lake Louise:

Today is your first and last day of doing....NOTHING!

In the morning, we will be transferred to Lake Louise where you can chill out for the rest of the day!

Honestly - the day is yours!! Read a book, do a small hike, go for a swim, jump on a paddle board, pop into town or simply take in the surroundings.

Included:

  • B/L/D
  • Lake Louise Campground
  • Yoho NP entrance fee

Day 8

Lake Louise:

This morning, we will wake up early and be transferred to the stunning Yoho National Park.

From here, we will hike the iconic Iceline trail and use the Celeste Lake loop to circle back to Lake Louise. Today is long (6-8 hours) as we embark on a 20.2 km hike, with an elevation gain of around 894 m.

The trek will end in Yoho Nation Park, before being transferred back to Lake Louise where you can enjoy a nice warm shower before we head out for dinner in town.

Included:

  • B/L/D (including meal in town)
  • Lake Louise Campground
  • Yoho NP entrance fee

Day 9

Lake Louise:

Rise and shine - today we embark on another adventure and it is absolutely stunning.

In the morning we will connect the Lake Agnes and Plain of Six Glaciers trails (via the Highline trail) to form one big 5 hour (14.6km) loop.

Beyond Lake Louise you’ll discover a high mountain treasure chest; a collection of impressive peaks, lakes and glaciers. Here, you will also get the chance to enjoy the view while munching down a slice of cake and hot pot of tea in one of the 2 teahouses that sits at the top of the hill (tea and cake not included)

Once again, we will pop into town for dinner tonight. Dinner isn't included so the town is yours for the taking!

Included:

  • B/L
  • Lake Louise Campground
  • Yoho NP entrance fee

Excluded:

  • Meal at restaurant.

Day 10

Kootenay River (THE ULTIMATE 3-DAY WHITE-WATER RAFTING EXPERIENCE)

Early in the morning, we will meet our raft guides in Kootenay National Park for a 70 km of adrenaline. The Kootenay River is a “must do” Canadian classic and will undoubtably be the highlight of the trip!

This 3 day rafting extension captures the essence of what Canada is really about! As you crash through the waves of Kooteney, experience massive waterfalls pouring into the river, fly past deep canyons and open valleys and feast your eyes on some of the worlds most iconic wildlife. In the afternoon, you can stroll along the river, hike to one of the many waterfalls, fish for your dinner, read a book or just relax by the fire while your guides get camp set, open a nice bottle of red and start dinner.

Included:

  • B/L/D

Day 11

Kootenay River (THE ULTIMATE 3-DAY WHITE-WATER RAFTING EXPERIENCE)

After breakfast, we will pack up and jump back into our raft for day 2 of this epic adventure!

Today you will get the chance to see wildlife such as bears, moose, bighorn sheep, wolves and eagles as we float past amazing riverside waterfalls and hoodoos.

After an adrenaline-filled morning, a riverside lunch is in order. Lunch will be a healthy spread of meats and cheeses with a variety of wraps or pitas stuffed with veggies and hummus.

Once camp is set up, your afternoon is yours to explore. At dinner, our chef's cooking skills truly shine—sizzling steaks, chicken, calamari and delicious pasta dishes are all part of his repertoire. Dinner generally includes a salad, and desserts are frequent. Oh, and there are always a variety of cheeses, meats crackers and wine before dinner!

Included:

  • B/L/D

Day 12

Kootenay River (THE ULTIMATE 3-DAY WHITE-WATER RAFTING EXPERIENCE):

After breakfast, we will pack up and jump back into our raft for our last day on the water!!

After a final lunch by the river, we will be picked up and transferred back to Calgary for our last night together as a tribe!

Once we have freshened up, we will head into town for our farewell meal!!

Included:

  • B/L

Excluded:

  • Farewell meal at restaurant.

Day 13

Departure:

After breakfast, you will have a free day to relax in the rooftop hot tubs before we transfer you to airport. Its been emotional!

Included:

  • Breakfast
  • Free airport Shuttle

Accommodation

Included

  • Accommodation in hotel and camping as mentioned in Itinerary
  • 12 Breakfast, 11 Lunch, 7 Dinner
  • Private English Speaking guide and personal driver
  • 3-day white-water rafting experience
  • All Hikes
  • Canyoning
  • All National Park entrance fee
  • Airport transfers

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses - including drinks, meals and snacks not mentioned in itinerary.
  • Tips for guide

Essential Information

How Fit Do I Need To Be & Do I Need To Train?

The short answer is: a basic level of fitness and good health is needed and training is highly recommended. However, you do not need to be a professional athlete or a marathon runner. What is going to get you to the end of your challenge is a mental and emotional commitment to the cause. As long as you set time aside to prepare for the challenge ahead, success will be on your side!

Check out our full fitness breakdown here

Visa:

If you are a UK or EU citizen, you MAY not need a visa to enter Canada. However, you will still need to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). You may also need to show your return ticket upon arrival and / or complete a landing card upon arrival. At the point of entry, the immigration officer decides how long you can stay, usually up to 180 days. However, these policies may change due to new COVID-19 restrictions. Therefore, we highly recommend that you check the latest country entry requirements with your national foreign travel office. If you are a UK citizens please click here

Travel Insurance:

Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate in any of our trips. When travelling on a group trip, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance has been sighted by your Tour leader/ local representative, who will take note of your insurance details and emergency contact number. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability of luggage, cancellation, curtailment and loss and personal effects, alongside covid-19 cover.

If you would like to obtain cover for your trip please feel free to contact specialist Insurance Brokers, Campbell Irvine Direct for a quote. GoKo Travels is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Campbell Irvine Ltd who are Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority .

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Covid-19:

Please click here to learn more about what we do to keep you safe while on a GoKo run tour.

For more up to date information regarding the current travel restrictions within Canada, please click here

Additionally, you can email: info@gokotravels.com and a GoKo Travel Manager will get back to you as soon possible with all the relevant information.

Travel With Confidence:

Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, the safety and wellbeing of all of our travellers, leaders, suppliers and staff remains our top priority. Not only have we updated our booking policies so you can flexibly amend booking arrangements before departure and get the most out of your holidays while away, we have also introduced new measures and safety guidelines so you can travel with GoKo Travels safely and securely.

What does this new booking policy mean for me?:

Fully Flexible bookings for peace of mind - We understand that sometimes plans change. That’s why GoKo Travels have updated our booking policies, so you now have full flexibility to change your travel plans if needed.

Our flexible booking policy includes:

(a) Free date changes up to 45days prior to departure - with no interest or added fees

(b) Full refund giving if you have to cancel the trip due to any COVID-19 related issues or international restrictions.

(c) You can now lock in your trip with a small refundable deposit and then pay the rest in instalments whenever you like, with no interest or fees.

Booking Terms:

Please note: This trip must receive a minimum of three reservations forty-five days prior to the departure date. In the unlikely event that we do not receive three or more bookings for each departure, you will have two options:

  • You will be able to change dates at no additional cost to you (flexibility up to 3 years)

  • Full refund will be given.

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Giving Back

As part of our commitment to preserving planet earth, we donate 3% of our profits to GoKo Travel's registered non-for-profit, "The GoKo Earth Preservation".

The GoKo Earth Preservation has been set up to protect and preserve the natural habitats of our planet and to conserve and enhance the biodiversity of threatened environments and endangered species around the globe. This is achieved through rewilding, reforestation and marine conservation projects, alongside local community support.

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Securing A Rainforest Reserve

Support the purchase of our very own GoKo Rainforest reserve - preserving biodiversity and protecting endangered species in the world's most important habitat.

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Assisting Marine Conservation

With your help, we can buy boats to support marine conservation; securing the future for our fragile oceans and the wonderful beings that inhabit them.

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Creating New National Parks

By helping with the creation of new parks, we can support local economies, empower native communities and put healthy landscapes into permanent protection.

Carbon Offsetting as Standard

Although all of our GoKo holidays promise to warm your hearts, we don’t want it to contribute to warming the planet.

For every trip booked with us, we support a 3-step carbon offset scheme to calculate and neutralise your holiday footprint, allowing you to travel conscious free. This covers every step of the journey where you travel with us, from international flights to hotel heating, transport, food and more.

The GoKo Carbon Offsetting scheme does not focus on just planting trees, but rather the purchasing, persevering and protecting standing forests from deforestation and degradation - helping revive forests back to full health and avoiding the release of stored carbon. This also enables the regeneration of degraded habitats, which gradually re-absorb atmospheric CO2.

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