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Duration

7 Days 6 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

English, French

About this tour

🏔️ Embark on an unforgettable adventure starting in Calgary, where you’ll grab the keys to your rental car for a week-long escapade through the majestic Canadian Rockies! 🚗 Drive to Banff and settle in for a two-night stay in this charming alpine town. Delight in the chance to be guided by local experts, spot wildlife in their natural habitat (think black bears, elk, and coyotes!), cruise the serene waters of Lake Minnewanka, ascend Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola, or opt for a scenic horseback ride along the Bow River.

🌲 From Banff, venture into Yoho National Park for a breathtaking retreat at the picturesque Emerald Lake Lodge. Then, embark on an awe-inspiring journey along the renowned Icefields Parkway to Jasper. ⛰️ In Jasper, take your pick from a variety of activities including a cruise on Maligne Lake with a glimpse of the iconic Spirit Island, a leisurely rafting trip, or an informative guided nature walk.

🌊 Your scenic drive continues to Lake Louise, famed for its glacial beauty, before concluding your week-long self-drive odyssey back in Calgary, the lively Stampede city. Get ready for a week filled with natural wonders, adventure, and unforgettable memories! 🌟

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For Enquiry of this Tour, please contact Direct Flights
Kindly send us your email to: bookings@directflights.com.au

Package expires at on 30th, September 2024

Highlights

  • 🏔️ Drive from Calgary to Banff
  • 🐻 Wildlife spotting in Banff
  • 🚠 Banff Gondola ride up Sulphur Mountain
  • 🛶 Cruise on Lake Minnewanka
  • 🌲 Stay at Emerald Lake Lodge in Yoho National Park
  • 🛣️ Scenic drive along the Icefields Parkway to Jasper
  • 🚤 Cruise on Maligne Lake to Spirit Island
  • 🏞️ Explore Lake Louise
  • 🚗 Conclude your adventure back in Calgary

Included/Excluded

  • 2 nights in Banff at Elk + Avenue Hotel
  • 1 night in Emerald Lake at Emerald Lake Lodge
  • 2 nights in Jasper at Crimson Jasper Hotel
  • 1 night in Lake Louise at Lake Louise Inn
  • 8 days Intermediate car rental including GPS
  • Ice Explorer ride onto Athabasca Glacier + Glacier Skywalk
  • Freedom of Choice Days
  • International airfares and taxes
  • Domestic airfares and taxes, unless otherwise specified in our holiday package
  • Visa expenses, processing and issuance fees
  • Meals other than as specified in our holiday package
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (mini-bar, phone call, laundry, etc.),
  • Tips or gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, hotel, restaurant or boat staff, etc.
  • Or any other travel expense that has not been included in our holiday package
  • Fuel, road tolls, parking fees, as well as any extra charges associated with car rental.

Itinerary

Leave the Stampede City of Calgary for the short drive to Banff, a resort town renowned for its scenic natural beauty and stunning wildlife. Overnight in Banff at Elk + Avenue Hotel.

Today you can personalize your day by choosing one from four freedom of choice activities below. Overnight in Banff at Elk + Avenue Hotel. Freedom of Choice Options

  • Banff Gondola:Maximize your views of Banff National Park with minimal exertion on a round-trip gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain.

OR

  • Lake Minnewanka Cruise:Admire views of the Canadian Rockies by boat as you cruise across the turquoise-hued Lake Minnewanka and over to Devil’s Gap.

OR

  • River Explorer Canoe Tour:Enjoy the serenity of the Bow River and marvel at the surroundings. A fun & interactive way with your guide to explore the waterways of Banff National Park. Perfect for families. No paddling experience necessary.

OR

  • Bow River Horseback Adventure:Saddle up for a journey through the celebrated landscape of Banff National Park on this guided horseback riding adventure.

Enjoy the leisurely drive from Banff. Choose the Bow Valley Parkway, beside the Bow River, with an option for you to take a stop at Johnston Canyon and walk along the paved footpath to either the lower or upper waterfalls before continuing to into Yoho National Park and Emerald Lake Lodge. The word Yoho is the Cree word expressing awe. This 1313 sq. km national park is filled with gem coloured glacial lakes and waterfalls, snow-covered peaks and dense forests of western red cedar and western hemlock. Historic railroads, spiral tunnels within mountain sides and steep rock faces where mountain goats roam are just some of the sights to be seen.

Overnight in Emerald Lake at Emerald Lake Lodge.

Today, travel through the spine of the Canadian Rockies along the amazing Icefields Parkway and encompass the ultimate glacier exploration. From walking on ancient ice with the Ice Explorer ride, to standing on a glass platform almost one thousand feet in the air at the Glacier Skywalk (included), today’s experiences will leave you with a special appreciation for this treasured region of the Rockies.

Overnight in Jasper at Crimson Jasper Hotel.

Today you can personalize your day by choosing one from three freedom of choice activities below.

Overnight in Jasper at Crimson Jasper Hotel.


Freedom of Choice Options

  • Maligne Lake Cruise:

    Cruise Maligne Lake, where you can marvel at the magnificent shoreline and Spirit Island.

OR

  • Jasper River Float:

    Enjoy a gentle rafting tour on the Athabasca River for a unique perspective of Jasper National Park.

OR

  • Jasper Nature Walk:

    A guided nature walk featuring a spectacular array of rolling hills, jagged peaks, forests, meadows, marshes, streams, and stunning glacial lakes.

Depart Jasper today and travel once more along the scenic Icefields Parkway to the “Jewel of the Rockies,” Lake Louise. Lake Louise is the most famous glacial lake in the Canadian Rockies, and one of the most beautiful in the Western Hemisphere. The lake, named for Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, daughter of Queen Victoria, is 1730 metres above sea level. You may wish to enjoy a hike on one of the numerous trails or paddle a canoe on the lake.

Overnight in Lake Louise at Lake Louise Inn.

Departing Lake Louise, travel through the foothills of the Rockies to the city of Calgary. Your tour concludes with the return of your rental vehicle, either to Calgary International Airport or a downtown location.

Durations

7 Days 6 Nights

Languages

English
French

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Elk + Avenue Hotel

Banff
Just a few steps from the quaint streets and ample restaurants, shopping and nightlife of downtown Banff, Elk + Avenue Hotel brings an upscale twist to the classic mountain escape. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing night away from it all or an action-packed getaway filled with adventure, our modern spaces effortlessly blend style and comfort to make you feel right at home as you explore the best of Banff.

Emerald Lake Lodge

Emerald Lake
Set on a 13-acre peninsula on Yoho National Park’s Emerald Lake, this upscale lodge is 13.4 km from the Canadian Rocky Mountains Parks World Heritage Site and 14.8 km from Mount Field. The posh rooms feature private balconies with lake views, wood-burning fireplaces and coffeemakers, plus sitting areas. A refined restaurant serves regional cuisine, and there's a seasonal bistro. A stately lounge features a stone fireplace, plus an oak bar from an 1890s saloon. 

The Crimson Jasper Hotel

Jasper
At the heart of town lies Jasper's newest hotel - The Crimson Jasper. Just one block and an easy walk to the downtown shops and restaurants, The Crimson Jasper offers a comfortable and relaxing vantage point to enjoy the splendour of Jasper.

Lake Louise Inn

Lake Louise
Surrounded by the mountains of Banff National Park, this lodge-style hotel is 4 km from Lake Louise Ski Resort and 9 km from Lake Agnes. There's a traditional restaurant, a pizza and pasta cafe, and a lounge/bar with pub-style food. Other amenities include a heated indoor pool and a whirlpool tub. 

DF/ETG-12324

  • 01 May 24 - 10 Oct 24

  • AUD$2026 Per Person

Tour's Location

Calgary, AB, Canada
From: $2026

Owner

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Member Since 2023

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