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A Rocky Mountain Adventure: Canada

12 Days, 11 Nights

£ 2,098.00

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12 Days, 11 Nights

£ 2,098.00

Per Person
All Tour Prices Are Discounted When Booking with 2 Or More Registered GoKo Travellers!

About the tour

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, join the 1% that canyon down Jaspers rocky formations and white-water raft across the epic Kicking Horse River before enjoying a cold beer by the water edge.
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?

Tour Summary: The Need-To-Knows


Starting Location: Calgary
Finishing Location: Calgary
12 Days Accommodation
11 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 6 Dinners Meals Included
All Transport Included
Tour suitable for - 18+ (age range)
Physical rating = 7/10
Best suited for - The Adventurer
Starting Location: Calgary
Finishing Location: Calgary
12 Days Accommodation
11 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 6 Dinners Meals Included
All Transport Included
Tour suitable for - 18+ (age range)
Physical rating = 7/10
Best suited for - The Adventurer
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Tour Itinerary


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.
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.
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 off 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.
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.
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.
Today may just be the highlight of the trip - join the 1% and 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.
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
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 at Lake Louise campground, 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
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.
HELL YEAH!! Today is a big one - so strap on in!

It is time to tackle the 24km Kicking Horse River as we undertake a stunning (yet wet) adventure through Yoho national park. Starting at 8:45am this trip combines the beauty of the upper section (along with its warm-up rapids and wave sections) with the BIG whitewater found downstream.

The trip kicks off with the crashing waves of ‘Alarm Clock’, just to make sure everyone is awake! After stunning scenery and more warm-up rapids, it will be time for the action-packed, continuous whitewater section for which the Kicking Horse River is most famous for.

BUT IT GET BETTER! After all that excitement, we will enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch back at the RiverBase and hopefully a cold beer too.

Once satisfied, we will return back to Lake Louise for our very last night under the stars.


Included:
B/L/D (including BBQ at raft river base)
Rafting trip (5 hours)
Lake Louise Campground
Yoho NP entrance fee
Today we can either enjoy our last hike or just spend some free time exploring Banff or Canmore village.

In the afternoon, we will leave the mountains and head back to the city of Calgary.

Tonight is the last evening in Canada - so we will come together for a farewell dinner and an evening on the town.

Included:
B/L/D
Hotel
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

Inclusions & Exclusions

INCLUSIONS
  • Accommodation in hotel and camping as mentioned
  • 11 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 6 Dinners
  • Private English Speaking guide
  • Private mini-bus and personal driver
  • All Hikes
  • Canyoning
  • White Water Rafting
  • All National Park entrance fee
  • Airport transfers
EXCLUSIONS
  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses - including drinks, meals and snacks not mentioned in itinerary.
  • Tips for guide and driver
Tour Details
Essential tour information

COVID-19

BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE -You can be sure that with our booking flexibility and complete financial security, you are in safe hands if you need to change your plans due to international restrictions. 

REFUND GUARANTEE - We will refund you if we have to cancel the trip for any COVID-19 related issues.

30 DAY NO-FEE FLEXIBILITY - Transfer your trip date free of charge up to 30 days before departure.

COMPLETE FINANCIAL PROTECTION -Your trip is protected though our PTS & ATOL membership.

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BOOKING TERMS

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

1. You will be able to change dates at no addtional cost to you (flexibility up to 3 years)

2.  Full refund will be given.

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IMPORTANT NOTES:

This trip will begin with you arriving in Calgary Airport.

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ESSENTAILS:

Documents:

>Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)

> Insurance info (required) (With photocopies)

> Passport (required) (With photocopies)

> Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies)

> Vouchers and pre-departure information (required)

Cash:

The Canadian Dollar (CAD) is the official currency in Canada. The most convenient and cheapest way to obtain local currency is via ATMs which are available in most towns, airports, major train stations and cities, but be sure to bring some extra emergency cash in a major currency that can be exchanged if the ATMs are not functioning. Check with your bank in advance concerning the suitability of your account / card overseas and any international fees that will be applied.

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Itinerary Changes:

While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary, therefore, on occasions there may be some alternations. While we operate successful trips in this region throughout the year, some changes may occur in our itineraries due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities in each location may also vary from time to time.

WEATHER:

Given the unpredictable nature of weather and travel, we are sometimes forced to make late itinerary changes due to unexpected heavy rain and/or storms and road closures. In the event of this occurring, itinerary changes may need to be implemented after commencement of you trip. In this event, your Tour guides have full authority to change the itinerary and/or order of activities and substitute alternative destinations and activities as necessary. No refunds are available due to itinerary changes and missed activities caused by extreme weather conditions and/or road closures.

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ARRIVAL COMPLICATIONS:

We don't expect any problems, and nor should you, but if for any reason you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled, as soon as possible please contact GoKo Travels or your Tour leader on the numbers provided in the contact selection of this document (bottom).

If you are unable to get in touch with your with us via the details given on our website, please refer to our emergency contact details.

You do not need to pre-booked an airport transfer, as your tour leader will collect you from outside the airport and will take you to your Starting Point hotel.

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PASSPORTS & VISAS:

Passports and Visas are the responsibility of the individual traveller. All countries require a valid passport (with a minimum 6 months validity) and entry requirements can change at any time, so it's important that you check for the latest information. Please visit the relevant consular website of the country or countries you’re visiting for detailed and up-to-date visa information specific to your nationality.

Contact your local embassy or consulate for the most up-to-date visa requirements, or see your travel agent. It is your responsibility to have the correct travel documentation. While we provide the following information in good faith, it is vital that you check yourself and understand that you are fully responsible for your own visa requirements.

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. 

Please check with the relevant visa office before departure to make sure there has been no change: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

** Note: Please ensure the name on your passport matches the name on your booking and airline tickets. Your passport details are required to complete your booking. Take a copy of the main passport pages and other important documents with you, and leave another copy at home with family or friends.

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FLIGHTS & TRAVEL INSURANCE

Flights:

GoKo Travels doesn't currently have the facilities to book your external/international flights. Therefore, you will have to prearrange your own flights to the required destination. We are always looking to improve our services, therefore, are planning to implement this solution as soon as possible.  

Travel Insurance:

Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on 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. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.

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MONEY:

When it comes to spending money on the trip, every traveller is a little different. Some prefer to spend all their money on alcohol, whille other prefer souvenirs. You know your spending habits better than we do, so please budget a sensible amount for things like meals not included, drinks, shopping, optional activities and laundry. It's always better to bring a little more than you think you'll need. Also make sure you've read your trip details thoroughly so you know what's included in the trip price and what isn't. This should make budgeting a little easier.

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Money Exchange:

The currency of Canada is the Canadia Dollar (CAD).For the latest exchange rate refer to https://www.xe.com but you are better office exchanging money either at the airport or withdrawing cash from ATMS. If you wish to change your money while you are there, you can exchange your foreign currency and /or traveler checks in banks and money exchanges in all cities.

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Contingency Funds:

Make sure you've read your trip details thoroughly so you know what's included in the trip price and what isn't.

We try to plan for every eventuality, but there are still some things beyond our control. Please make sure you have access to an extra GBP£300 for emergencies (e.g. severe weather, natural disasters, civil unrest) or other events that result in unavoidable changes to the itinerary (e.g. transport strikes or cancellations, airport closures). Sometimes these things necessitate last-minute changes to enable our trips to continue to run, and as a result, there may be some extra costs involved.

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Tipping:

Gratuity for driver guide: it is customary to give $6 per person per day in the case of a driver-guide.

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ACCOMMODATION, FOOD & TRANSPORT 

Accommodation:

2x Accommodation in hotel in Calgary

10x night in camping ground (Lake Louise Campground, Whistler Campground and Tunnel Mountain campground)

Transport:

All transport is included within this trip - including airport shuttles.

Meals:

Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with GoKo Travels you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Meals are not included in the trip price, however, it is still your responsibly to let us know if you have any food allergies at time of booking. If you do not inform us before departure date, it may be difficult to source special dietary requests if and when necessary.

You may be asked to pay for any additional food if you have not advised us of any special dietary requirements beforehand.

The below dietary can be easily catered for:. 

Vegetarian

Gluten Free

Dairy Free (soy available )

Pork Free

Vegan

Please bring your own staples (nuts, bars, snacks) if you require a diet differing from the above.

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ALCOHOL:

You will need to purchase any alcohol and other drinks separately unless otherwise highlighted in the itinerary.

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SAFTEY:

As you may well know, adventures always carry an element of danger. Our GoKo trips are not just package holidays, they are immersive experiences that go off the beaten path and push can you beyond your comfort zone. That’s what makes them awesome, and that’s why we take safety very seriously.

Different countries have their own infrastructures, laws, regulations, transport systems, cultures, political situations, climates and ecosystems so the nature of an adventure means it carries genuine risks. With this is mind, we are dedicated to ensuring all reasonable precautions are made to provide trips that are safe.

We closely monitor all the countries we travel to, keeping in regular contact with our operators and suppliers for their local knowledge and expertise.

If you have any concerns about travelling to a particular country, most governments provide their own travel advice. Here are some useful links regarding foreign travel: UK citizensUS citizensCanadian citizensAustralian citizens; New Zealand citizens. If you are not from one of the follow countries, please visit your official government advice page.

Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safekeeping of your passport, air tickets, travellers' cheques, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling.

Water based activities have an element of danger and excitement built into them. We recommend only participating in water based activities when accompanied by a guide(s). We make every reasonable effort to ensure the fun and adventurous element of any water based activities, have a balanced approach to safety. It is our policy not to allow our guides to make arrangements on your behalf for water based activities that are not accompanied by guide(s).

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MEDICAL & HEALTH

All GoKo travellers need to be in good physical health in order to participate fully on this trip. When selecting your trip please make sure you have read through the itinerary carefully and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Please note that if in the opinion of our tour leader / local guide, any traveller is unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group, GoKo Travel reserves the right to exclude them from all or part of a trip without refund.

Please note inoculations may be required for the country visited. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure. Information should be gathered round necessary vaccinations and anti-malarial requirements before departure.

We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit and hand sanitizers / antibacterial wipes as well as any personal medical requirements.

For legal reasons, our leaders and guides are prohibited from administering any type of drugs including headache tablets and antibiotics. Please ensure that you are adequately prepared.

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EMERGENCY CONTACT:

While we always endeavour to provide the best possible holiday experience, due to the nature of travel and the areas we visit sometimes things can and do go wrong. Should any issue occur while you are on your trip, it is imperative that you discuss this with your group guides or local representatives straight away so that they can do their best to rectify the problem and save any potential negative impact on the rest of your trip.

We recognise that there may be times when your group leader/ local partner may not be able to resolve a situation to your satisfaction - if this is the case, please ask the leader to speak to their direct manager.

You may also choose to provide details in your online feedback, which we ask you to complete within 30 days of the end of your trip. But we do ask you to be aware that it is very difficult for us to provide any practical help after the trip is complete.

If for whatever reasons, you wish to contact GoKo directly regarding changes to your scheduled trip or make a complaint while you are already on your trip, or need to contact us in cases of an emergency, please use the following  details below:

Email: info@gokotravels.com

Emergency Contact Number: +44 7305027666

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EQUIPMENT
  • Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
  • Cash
  • Credit and debit cards
  • Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights)
  • Ear plugs
  • Swimwear
  • Flashlight/torch
  • Locks for bags
  • Outlet adapter
  • Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.)
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Small travel towel
  • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable)
  • Waterproof backpack cover
  • Windproof rain jacket
  • Down jacket
  • Hiking boots (worn in)
  • Hiking socks
  • Thermals
  • First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)

Available Dates

TOUR DATE
26 Jun 2021
AVAILABILITY
8
PRICE PER PERSON
£2,098.00
OPTIONAL SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
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PAY IN FULL
DEPOSIT PAYMENT FULL
TOUR DATE
24 Jul 2021
AVAILABILITY
8
PRICE PER PERSON
£2,098.00
OPTIONAL SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
-
PAY IN FULL
DEPOSIT PAYMENT FULL
TOUR DATE
07 Aug 2021
AVAILABILITY
8
PRICE PER PERSON
£2,098.00
OPTIONAL SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
-
PAY IN FULL
DEPOSIT PAYMENT FULL
TOUR DATE
28 Aug 2021
AVAILABILITY
8
PRICE PER PERSON
£2,098.00
OPTIONAL SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
-
PAY IN FULL
DEPOSIT PAYMENT FULL

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