Journey through the Clouds Mountain Adventure

Journey through the Clouds Mountain Adventure

10 Days/9 Nights Vancouver to Calgary

Price fromCAD$7,487

Take your journey to new heights with this mountain adventure package that pairs Canadian Mountain Holidays (CMH) with your Rocky Mountaineer rail experience. With rugged peaks as far as the eye can see, the Cariboo Mountains are stunning in every season. Your days will be spent flying to rarely visited high-country terrain, where your guided group will hike and explore a landscape that few others have seen. Colossal glacier views, ridge walks, and canyons await. Don't be intimidated - we tailor your trip to your ability and interest and have the contingencies covered. CMH's highly trained guides know the terrain, are equipped with all the gear, and make sure every adventure is on this side of your comfort level.

Nestled in the stunning BC wilderness, Cariboos lodge is a cozy home away from home that will make you feel instantly welcome, with 28 rooms, a games room, swimming pond, music room, massage therapy, sauna, a plush lounge, and outdoor hot tubs. Fully equipped with all the modern amenities, Cariboos lodge is casual yet refined and staffed with a dedicated team of guides, hosts, and culinary talent. Meals are served family style, and your guides will join you and the other guests to swap stories each night.

This itinerary can be done in reverse commencing from Calgary. Ask your travel agent or World Journeys for departure dates.

Journey through the Clouds Mountain Adventure map

2019 ITINERARY

Day 1: Vancouver Arrival Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own.

Overnight at: SilverLeaf Service + Hotel: Georgian Court Hotel, Downtown Vancouver - Deluxe Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf: Service + Hotel Upgrade: Fairmont Waterfront - Signature Harbour View Room

Day 2: Vancouver > Kamloops (B,L) Travel on board the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia's interior. On today's journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC Interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops.

Depart Vancouver: 7:30 am Arrive Kamloops: 5:40 pm

Overnight Kamloops

Day 3: Kamloops > Jasper (B,L) Your rail adventure continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park.

Depart Kamloops: 7:45 am Arrive Jasper: 6:30 pm

Overnight at: SilverLeaf Service + Hotel: The Marmot Lodge - Standard Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Deluxe Room

Day 4: Jasper > CMH Cariboos (D) This morning your shuttle will pick you up from your hotel and will transport you to the CMH helipad where you will be flown to the Cariboos Lodge. Upon arrival you will have time to settle into your room, receive a quick lodge orientation and a mandatory helicopter safety briefing. Guides will speak to each member of the group and split as necessary to make sure everyone is within their comfort level. You will be outfitted with boots, jackets, daypacks, rain-pants, walking poles and a water bottle. For the rest of the afternoon you will have time to relax in the spa area, get a massage or enjoy a drink and tea goodie by the bar before dinner.

Overnight at CMH Cariboos Lodge

Day 5 - 6: CMH Cariboos (B,L,D) Morning offers choices: join the morning stretch or sleep a little longer. Breakfast is served at 8:00 am and the first helicopter leaves at 9:00 am.

Each group, with its own guide, at their own pace, spends the day roaming and hiking in the mountains. Over the course of the day, the helicopter may move each group to three or four different areas giving you a chance to experience a variety of settings. Lunch is picnic-style with food that you pack from a great selection set out at the lodge each morning.

In the late afternoon, you fly back to the lodge for tea, goodies and relaxation prior to a spectacular dinner and an evening of story-swapping. Just as our groups vary, our mileage varies from approximately one kilometre (1/2 mile) to 15 kilometres (9 miles) - guests hike as much or as little as they desire. Overnight at CMH Cariboos Lodge.

Overnight at CMH Cariboos Lodge

Day 7: CMH > Banff (B,L) After breakfast you will head to the helipad for your final hike! In the early afternoon, you will fly back to the lodge for lunch and have some time to pack your bags before heading to the helipad to be transferred to your ground transportation to Banff.

You will depart at 3:15 pm and you will enjoy the incredible drive down the Icefields Parkway. View glaciers, cascading waterfalls, rock spires and beautiful lakes. You will arrive in Banff later in the evening. Overnight in Banff.

Overnight at: SilverLeaf Service + Hotel: Banff Park Lodge - Standard Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel: Rimrock Resort - Premium Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade: Fairmont Banff Springs - Deluxe Room

Day 8: Banff Spend the entire day exploring Banff National Park on your own.

Overnight at: SilverLeaf Service + Hotel: Banff Park Lodge - Standard Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel: Rimrock Resort - Premium Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade: Fairmont Banff Springs - Deluxe Room

Day 9: Banff > Calgary with Panoramic Helicopter Tour Begin the morning with a motorcoach sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner, and the Hoodoos. A trip on the Banff Gondola is included. Continue on to Kananaskis for a 12 minute Panoramic Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies before you transfer to Calgary. Enjoy admission to the Calgary Tower.

Overnight at: SilverLeaf Service + Hotel: Delta Calgary Downtown - Standard Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel: Hyatt Regency - Standard Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade: Fairmont Palliser - Junior Suite

Day 10: Calgary Departure Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Calgary hotel.

2020 ITINERARY

Day 1: Vancouver Arrival Arrive and spend time exploring scenic Vancouver on your own. Included is admission to the Vancouver Lookout.

Overnight at: SilverLeaf Service + Hotel: Georgian Court Hotel, Downtown Vancouver - Deluxe Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf: Service + Hotel Upgrade: Fairmont Waterfront - Signature Harbour View Room

Day 2: Vancouver > Kamloops (B,L) Travel onboard the Rocky Mountaineer from the coastal city of Vancouver to Kamloops, in the heart of British Columbia's interior. On today's journey you will see dramatic changes in scenery, from the lush green fields of the Fraser Valley, through forests and winding river canyons surrounded by the peaks of the Coast and Cascade Mountains, to the desert-like environment of the BC interior. Highlights include the rushing waters of Hell's Gate in the Fraser Canyon and the steep slopes and rock sheds along the Thompson River. Your day concludes as the Rocky Mountaineer travels along the shores of Kamloops Lake into Kamloops.

Overnight Kamloops

Day 3: Kamloops > Jasper (B,L) Your rail adventure continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Highlights include Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park.

Overnight at: SilverLeaf Service + Hotel: The Marmot Lodge - Standard Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Fairmont Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge - Deluxe Room

Day 4: Jasper > Banff (L) Travel to Banff via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. Among the highlights are Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield, Glacier Skywalk and Athabasca Falls. The Columbia Icefield is one of the largest accumulations of ice south of the Arctic Circle and one of the most accessible icefields in North America. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Lunch is included at the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre. Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving at Banff via Lake Louise late this afternoon.

Overnight at: SilverLeaf Service + Hotel: Banff Park Lodge - Standard Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel: Rimrock Resort - Premium Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade: Fairmont Banff Springs - Deluxe Room

Day 5: Banff > CMH Bobbie Burns (L,D) Journey through the Rockies to the CMH helipad by motorcoach for your helicopter flight to Bobbie Burns Lodge. After arrival, orientation and a mandatory safety briefing, guides will assess each guests' interest and ability and split as necessary to make sure everyone is within their comfort level. You will be outfitted with gear. You will have time to relax in the spa area, get a massage or enjoy a drink and tea goodie by the bar before dinner.

Overnight CMH Bobbie Burns Lodge

Day 6 "“ 7: CMH Bobbie Burns (B,L,D) Join the morning stretch or sleep in. Each group, with guide will spend the day roaming and hiking in the mountains. Guests hike as much or as little as they desire Lunch is picnic-style with food that you pack from a selection at the lodge each morning. Following each day's hiking, enjoy in the lounge, take a dip in the swimming pond, or relax in the sauna or outdoor hot tub.

Overnight CMH Bobbie Burns

Day 8: CMH > Banff (B) After breakfast you will head to the helipad to be transferred via helicopter to your ground transportation to Banff. You will have the remainder of the day to explorer Banff on your own.

Overnight at: SilverLeaf Service + Hotel: Banff Park Lodge - Standard Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel: Rimrock Resort - Premium Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade: Fairmont Banff Springs - Deluxe Room

Day 9: Banff > Calgary with Panoramic Helicopter Tour After checking out from your Banff hotel, transfer by motorcoach to downtown Calgary. Enjoy admission to the Calgary Tower.

Overnight at: SilverLeaf Service + Hotel: Delta Calgary Downtown - Standard Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel: Hyatt Regency - Standard Room GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade: Fairmont Palliser - Junior Suite

Day 10: Calgary Departure Your journey ends upon checkout from your Calgary hotel.

Rocky Mountaineer Train Service

SilverLeaf Service • A single-level dome coach with panoramic views through oversized windows • A refreshing welcome aboard toast • A selection of delicious hot gourmet breakfast and lunch options, as well as tasty snack options, served by a culinary team member at your seat • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and gourmet snacks available throughout the journey • A dedicated culinary team member and two on board Hosts in each SilverLeaf Service coach • Interactive and captivating storytelling and historical trivia told by Rocky Mountaineer Hosts • Complimentary baggage delivery to your overnight hotel accommodation in Kamloops • Complimentary transfers to and from the train during your vacation package

GoldLeaf Service • Fully domed windows that give you unparalleled panoramic views from your seat in the upper-level of our custom-designed bi-level dome coach • A refreshing welcome aboard toast • Hot gourmet breakfasts and lunches from an a la carte menu, served in the lower-level dining room of your dome coach • An exclusive outdoor vestibule in the lower-level of your dome coach • Complimentary alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and gourmet snacks available throughout the journey • Interactive and captivating storytelling and historical trivia told by Rocky Mountaineer Hosts • A full culinary team and three or four on board Hosts in each GoldLeaf Service coach • Complimentary baggage delivery to your overnight hotel accommodation in Kamloops • Complimentary transfers to and from the train during your vacation package

Please note: • All accommodations in Kamloops, while charming, are of moderate standard and cannot be upgraded. • Please be sure to carry any medication with you as you will not have access to your checked luggage on board the train

2019 Departures • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service • 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners - 2019 departures • 9 nights hotel accommodation • Calgary Tower • Banff to Calgary Tour, including Banff Gondola • 2 1/2 days of guided hiking • Panoramic Helicopter Tour • Vancouver Lookout • Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Jasper • Luggage handling and National Park Pass

2020 Departures • 2 days Rocky Mountaineer GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service • 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners • 9 nights hotel accommodation • Vancouver Lookout • Icefields Parkway Tour including Ice Explorer, Jasper to Banff • Motorcoach transfers between Banff and CMH Helipad • Helicopter transfer to/from CMH Bobbie Burns Lodge • 2 1/2 days of guided hiking • Banff to Calgary motorcoach transfer • Calgary Tower • Luggage handling and rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Jasper • National Parks Pass

Pricing (per person) $CAD

Type TWIN SINGLE

2019 Departures

Vancouver to Calgary

SilverLeaf Service + Hotel

15 Jul - 8 Aug

GoldLeaf Service + Hotel

15 Jul - 8 Aug

GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade

15 Jul - 8 Aug

-

-

-

$7,487

-

$8,822

-

$9,714

-

-

-

$9,221

-

$11,127

-

$12,960

2020 Departures

Vancouver to Calgary

SilverLeaf Service + Hotel

6 Jul

9 Jul

12 Jul - 27 Jul

30 Jul

2 Aug

GoldLeaf Service + Hotel

6 Jul - 27 Jul

30 Jul

2 Aug

GoldLeaf Service + Hotel Upgrade

6 Jul - 27 Jul

30 Jul

2 Aug

-

-

-

$7,540

$7,454

$7,540

$7,480

$7,592

-

$8,783

$8,825

$8,866

-

$9,539

$9,581

$9,622

-

-

-

$9,252

$9,079

$9,252

$9,105

$9,304

-

$11,086

$11,128

$11,169

-

$12,569

$12,611

$12,652

Departs

2019 Departures Jul 15, 18
Aug 5, 8 2020 Departures Jul 6, 9, 12, 27, 30
Aug 2

Booking conditions

• Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars(CAD), and include the Canadian GST • Please contact World Journeys for the updated CAD exchange rate • 2020 Prices are subject to change until booked and confirmed • Please note all accommodation in Kamloops is of a moderate standard • This itinerary can be done in reverse commencing from Calgary. Ask your travel agent or World Journeys for departure dates.

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Not included

• Transportation from Vancouver airport • Transportation to Calgary airport • Meals, other than specified • Activities, other than specified • Gratuities for rail, hotel and transfer staff • Fuel surcharges • Hotel early check in/late check out

Free hotel night in Seattle, Vancouver or Calgary

Until August 2, 2019 book a qualifying 2019 Rocky Mountaineer package of 5 days or more and receive a FREE hotel night in Seattle, Vancouver, or Calgary. Make your journey through the Canadian Rocky Mountains even more unforgettable with a complimentary night's stay in one of these world-class cities.

Offer applies only to new 2019 bookings made by August 2, 2019 for qualifying Rocky Mountaineer packages booked in GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service for travel during the 2019 Rocky Mountaineer season on selected dates. Further terms and conditions apply, please contact World Journeys for more information.

Book by 31 August for added perks in 2020!

Book a qualifying 2020 Rocky Mountaineer package of 8 days or more, and pay your deposit by 31 August 2019 to receive 4 free perks worth up to CAD$1,000 per booking: two additional hotel nights pre or post-package in Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria, Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise or Seattle; one airport transfer in Vancouver, Calgary or Seattle; one set-menu dinner at a hotel in the destination of choice. Offer applies to new bookings only, in GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf Service for travel on selected dates in 2020. Contact us for further terms and conditions.