British Columbia's Ranch and Vineyards

British Columbia's Ranch and Vineyards

10 Days / 9 Nights Roundtrip Vancouver

Price from$22,136

After a few days exploring Vancouver transfer by float plane to Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort. Here wildlife thrives amid an untamed landscape; rolling grasslands, old-growth forests, secluded lakes, and river canyons. It is the perfect setting for wilderness adventures and legendary horse riding. After, a helicopter transfers you to Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon. This world-renowned wellness and spa destination incorporates beautiful Swarovski Crystals into every aspect of its design. A highlight will be a spectacular helicopter wine tour.

Day 1: Vancouver Upon arrival in Vancouver transfer by private car to the Rosewood Hotel Georgia. This fully restored Georgian Revival property has returned to its former grandeur with additional elegance afforded by extensive amenities and the impeccable service of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts. From the painstaking restoration of Old World craftsmanship to the addition of the most luxurious furnishings and latest technology, Rosewood Hotel Georgia offers an unmatched combination of legacy and luxury. Located on the corner of Howe and West Georgia you could not find a more central city hotel. The remainder of your day is at leisure to explore Vancouver on your own. Canada's third-largest metropolitan centre, Vancouver is a busy port city with a thriving multi-cultural ambiance. The city is located in a spectacular setting with the Coast Mountains across Burrard Inlet to the north, and the waters of the Strait of Georgia to the west. Restaurants, shopping, nightlife, a mild climate and a cosmopolitan atmosphere makes Vancouver a favourite tourist destination.

Overnight at: Rosewood Hotel Georgia - Deluxe King Room

Day 2: Vancouver Explore the green coastal city of Vancouver and its surrounding mountains with a Vancouver Mountain Adventure day tour. You'll visit some of Vancouver's top attractions in the downtown core and then venture to the temperate rainforest of Vancouver's North Shore visiting Capilano Suspension Bridge and Grouse Mountain for breath-taking views over the Lower Mainland and Coast Mountain Range. Your private driver/guide will then conclude the tour with transfer back to your hotel or a recommended location of your choice.

Overnight at: Rosewood Hotel Georgia - Deluxe King Room

Day 3 - 6: Vancouver >Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort Private charter by float plane from downtown Vancouver to Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort. The ranch is surrounded by 80,000 acres of pristine British Columbia wilderness. Wildlife thrives among natural grasslands, forests, lakes, and rivers. This remarkable, eco-friendly setting provides a refreshing oasis of wilderness solitude, filled with enriching moments for adventurous people who seek the finer things in life. Riding horses is the highlight of a ranch holiday and the ranch has a well-loved and responsive herd available to suit your experience, whether you're trying horseback riding for the first time or are a seasoned horseman or woman. You will be treated to your own horse for the duration of your stay, with extra care taken in giving you a mount that matches your abilities and personality.

Spend the first day, one-on-one with the ranch owners and hosts, learning the lay of the land and natural western horsemanship. Wilderness tips will be on the agenda, too. After this orientation process, and a few fabulous discovery rides continue riding as little or as much as you like for the rest of your stay - on miles of trails that meander out from the ranch through 80,000 acres of pristine range land. The all-inclusive program gives you the freedom to participate in a wide array of authentic wilderness and ranch activities, including the award winning horse program, under the personal care of a private guide. The assortment of daily wilderness activities are highly personalized and crafted for each guest's experience level, willingness and desires; you decide what you want to do each day.

Enjoy sophisticated dining in the wilderness; meals are created with great attention to detail, using foods grown on site or foraged from the nearby meadows and forests. The ranch's nationally acclaimed executive chef, Derek Bendig, has a passion for farm-fresh cuisine, preparing what can best be described as a Canadian mosaic of global flavours.

Overnight at: Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort - Canvas Cabin or Ranch House Suite

Day 7: Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort to Sparkling Hill Resort This afternoon transfer by helicopter to Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon. With beautiful Swarovski Crystals incorporated into every aspect of its design, Sparkling Hill is a truly unique experience. Set on the edge of Ellison Provincial Park, this upscale European-style BC resort spa and world-renowned wellness destination is located in the northern Okanagan-Valley amongst rugged pines and granite outcrops, the resort and its premier KurSpa, overlook the legendary Lake Okanagan. This unique resort is the first in North America to incorporate Swarovski crystal elements into every aspect of its design, including fireplaces, furniture and overhead lighting - creating an iridescent ambience.

Overnight at: Sparkling Hill Resort - Deluxe Lakeview Room

Day 8: Sparkling Hill Resort > Heli-Wine Tour Today enjoy a day of spectacular helicopter wine touring. Your helicopter wine tour begins at Sparkling Hill Resort where we will fly out over Lake Okanagan, then the William R. Bennett floating bridge and downtown Kelowna; continuing on over the green expanse of orchards and vineyards before landing at Okanagan Villa Estate. There you will be met with a glass of their fabulous pink bubbles and given a private tour of the stunning villa and award winning gardens. After a short stroll down the villa's drive you will arrive at The Vibrant Vine to experience the award winning wine and fantastic 3D art work this exceptional winery has to offer. You will then be flown up Myra Canyon to see the magnificent wooden and metal structures of the Myra Canyon Trestles, and on to Summerhill Pyramid Winery where you will have a private tour of the winery and impressive pyramid cellar, taste their organic and bio dynamic wines. You will then be seated in the Sunset Organic Bistro for a three course wine paired lunch. Once you have been fully indulged your private helicopter will return to pick you up and fly you along the shoreline of Lake Okanagan, over the William R. Bennett bridge, downtown Kelowna and her stunning waterfront before descending back to Sparkling Hill Resort.

Overnight at: Sparkling Hill Resort - Deluxe Lakeview Room

Day 9 Sparkling Hill Resort Today, enjoy the wellness spa and facilities at Sparkling Hill Resort, including seven aromatherapy and steam/sauna rooms, an Indoor pool with underwater music and starry crystal sky, Hot pool with access to outdoor infinity pool, Fitness studio and of course the KurSpa, focusing on whole body wellness, offering over 100 different treatments and therapies. Sparkling Hill Resort is the neighbour of Predator Ridge Golf Resort permitting guests to indulge in wellness, relaxation and championship golf during their stay.

Overnight at: Sparkling Hill Resort - Deluxe Lakeview Room

Day 10 Sparkling Hill Resort > Vancouver Your itinerary finishes today with a helicopter transfer to Vancouver Airport, or the nearby Kelowna Airport, for your onward flight arrangements.

• 9 nights' accommodation including taxes • Private transfer Vancouver Airport to Hotel • Personalised full day tour in Vancouver including Admission to Capilano Suspension Bridge and Admission to Grouse Mountain • Private charter by float plane from downtown Vancouver to Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort • Siwash is all-inclusive of accommodation, meals, beverages, alcohol, guests' choice of daily adventures with a world-class, private guide, and full use of the facilities for self-guided activities (self-guided activities are canoeing, kayaking, swimming, paddle boarding on Siwash Lake). • Private Helicopter Charter between Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort and Sparkling Hill Resort • Full day scenic heli-wine tour in the Okanagan Wine Region, with picnic lunch • Private Helicopter transfer to either Kelowna or Vancouver Airport • Breakfast at Rosewood Hotel • All meals and beverages from dinner on day of arrival to lunch on day of departure at Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort • Breakfast at Sparkling Hill Resort

Pricing (per person) $NZD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2017

1 Sep - 25 Sep

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$22,136

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$44,015

Departs

2017 Daily
30 May - 25 Sep