Rockies Heli-Hiking Adventure

from £3796
excluding flights *
6 nights Jun-Aug

Overview

Experience the magnificent Canadian Rockies on an incredible seven-day adventure, using helicopters to reach areas few get to visit. Witness some of the world’s most glorious mountain scenery on guided hiking and walking excursions.

Highlights

  • Hop in a helicopter for incredible hiking in the Canadian Rockies
  • Heli-hiking excursions tailored to your interests and ability
  • Choose from walks, hikes or adventure trails (glacier treks, via ferrata etc)
  • Enjoy the home comforts of Bugaboo Lodge
  • Tour Banff and ride the Sulphur Mountain Gondola
  • Explore Lake Louise, Jewel of the Rockies

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Heli-assisted hiking with equipment
  • Helicopter transfer to Bugaboo Lodge
  • Coach transfers
  • Private sightseeing tour from Lake Louise to Banff
  • Sulphur Mountain Gondola Ride

Full description

Starting in Calgary this itinerary includes an overnight stop in Lake Louise where you will have some time to explore the 'Jewel of the Rockies'. With two nights in Banff take a tour of the town and ride the Sulphur Mountain gondola for spectacular views of Banff and the Rocky Mountains.

You'll then travel by helicopter to Bugaboo Lodge, nestled in the shadows of the Bugaboos mountain range. Fully equipped with all the modern amenities, this casual, yet refined lodge provides the ultimate home base for relaxation and exploration. Staffed with a dedicated team of guides, hosts and culinary talent, Bugaboo Lodge is equipped with a variety of offerings to enhance your experience, from hot tubs and massage, to fine dining and a full-service bar.

Through guided hiking and walking excursions, you'll experience varied and breathtaking scenery from alpine meadows and ancient glaciers to lush forested valleys and mountain ridge walks. Each heli hiking trip is tailored to your ability and interest, so there's something for everyone, whether you're looking for a refreshing mountain hike or a trek across a glacier.

This holiday is suitable for all guests; families, couples, friends, solo travellers, mountaineers, hikers, trekkers, walkers or amblers. It is also the perfect introduction to those who have never experienced heli hiking before.

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Prices & Dates *

Airfares start from around £550 per person and are quoted separately to the holiday price. When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.

From prices per person based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom

Departure Duration Twin Price (pp)
27 Jun - 23 Aug 2019 6 nights £3,796

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Return helicopter transfers to Bugaboo Lodge
  • Private transfers Calgary - Lake Louise
  • Coach transfers Banff - Heli Base
  • Coach transfer Heli Base - Calgary airport
  • 2.5 days of helicopter assisted hiking with certified mountain guides
  • Private sightseeing tour from Lake Louise to Banff
  • Sulphur Mountain Gondola Ride
  • Use of top-quality hiking equipment
  • Travel documentation including detailed itinerary and vouchers
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1 Calgary - Lake Louise

Leave the Stampede City of Calgary on a private transfer to the “Jewel of the Rockies” Lake Louise. The rest of your day is free to explore the sights.
Overnight: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Day 2 Lake Louise – Banff

This morning is free to explore Lake Louise. Take a short transfer to Banff and enjoy an afternoon tour through the town and its surrounding area. Highlights include visits to the Hoodoos, shaped by centuries of wind, Surprise Corner, Sulphur Mountain Gondola Ride and Tunnel Mountain Drive, which overlooks the splendour of Bow Valley.
Overnight: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Day 3 Banff

Today is free to explore Banff at your leisure. In town you’ll find lots of excitement - shopping, cafés, nightlife and museums. Optional activities include nearby hiking trails, horseback riding, golf at the Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course, renowned for its panoramic beauty, or floating on the magnificent Bow River.
Overnight: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Day 4 Banff – Bugaboo Provincial Park

Depart Banff this morning for the two hour coach transfer to heli pad base. Light breakfast snacks are provided. You will travel through Banff and Kootenay National Parks enroute to your destination. On arrival at the helipad prepare for the quick flight to Bugaboo Lodge. Meet the Lodge Manager who will assign you your room and direct you to the equipment room where you are outfitted with all the necessary gear for the next few days. You will then have lunch in the lodge. Following a helicopter safety talk, fly up for an afternoon of hiking in some of the world’s most stunning mountains. Return back to the lodge later in the day for après-hiking appetizers and relaxation. Dinner is served family style.
Overnight: Bugaboo Lodge

Day 5-6 Bugaboo Provincial Park

After an optional stretch class make your way up to the dining room for a delicious and hearty breakfast. Then pack your lunch for the day from the selection of sandwiches, beverages, fruit, cookies and other tasty treats. You’ll be divided into groups according to the activity level and adventure you’ve chosen. After breakfast each day, set out by helicopter with your guide to spend the day exploring the immense variety of landscapes. Choose classic hiking, walking or one of our adventure trails such as the Skyladder Via Ferrata and the Bugaboo Spires Glacier Trek. After a memorable day, fly back to the lodge for snacks and beverages; have a massage, enjoy a sauna or outdoor hot tub before dinnertime.
Overnight: Bugaboo Lodge

Day 7 Bugaboo Provincial Park - Calgary

Shortly after breakfast, prepare for your departure. Retrace your journey through Kootenay and Banff National Park to Calgary. Arrive at Calgary airport where your journey ends.

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