Journey through the Clouds Explorer
Discover why the Journey Through the Clouds Explorer has been one ot the more popular holidays for more than a decade; all the must-see sights of the Canadian Rockies are included in this eight-day itinerary.
SilverLeaf Service: From $3,829* per person, twin share
GoldLeaf Service: From $5,439* per person, twin share
• 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches
• 7 nights hotel accommodation
• Vancouver Lookout
• Jasper Highlights Tour
• Icefields Parkway Tour, including Ice Explorer, Jasper to Lake Louise
• Yoho Park Tour, Lake Louise to Banff
• Banff to Calgary Tour, including Banff Gondola
• Panoramic Helicopter Tour
• Calgary Tower
• Rail station transfers in Vancouver, Kamloops and Jasper
• Luggage handling
• National Park Pass
Receive $800* per couple in added value credit
Helloworld Exclusive Offer: Receive 1 free dinner at your hotel# (Vancouver, Calgary, Banff, Jasper or Lake Louise)
03 May - 11 Oct 2018 (on selected Mondays & Thursdays)
27 Oct 17,
unless sold out prior. Availability is limited.
Day 1: Vancouver
Arrive in Vancouver and spend time exploring this scenic city on your own. Overnight: Vancouver
Day 2: Vancouver - Kamloops
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 (B, L)
Day 3: Kamloops - Jasper
Your journey continues north and east to the mighty Canadian Rockies and the province of Alberta. Once again you will be surrounded by dramatic scenery as you follow the banks of the North Thompson River through the Monashee and Cariboo Mountains, climbing ever nearer to the high peaks of the Continental Divide. Today’s highlights include Mount Robson, at 3,954 metres (12,972 feet) the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, Pyramid Falls, and the climb over the Yellowhead Pass into Jasper National Park. Your rail journey ends this evening on arrival in the resort town of Jasper.
Overnight: Jasper (B, L)
Day 4: Jasper
Jasper National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Canadian Rockies’ largest national park. Today you will enjoy a scenic half-day tour of some of the park’s natural attractions and rugged peaks, and perhaps catch a glimpse of the wildlife that calls this region home. The remainder of the day is free for you to explore more of Jasper independently. Overnight: Jasper
Day 5: Jasper - Lake Louise
Travel to Lake Louise via one of the most scenic highways in the world, the Icefields Parkway. A stop will be made at Athabasca Falls before arriving at the Columbia Icefield. Here you will ride on an Ice Explorer to the middle of the Athabasca Glacier to learn more about its geological features. Your driver/guide will explain how glaciers are formed and point out some interesting geological features. Time will be available for lunch (not included). Afterwards, a brief stop will be made at Bow Lake before arriving in Lake Louise this afternoon.
Overnight: Lake Louise
Day 6: Lake Louise - Banff
This morning you are free to explore beautiful Lake Louise on your own. After lunch, a half-day tour takes you into Yoho National Park to view some of its natural wonders. Among the attractions are the Spiral Tunnels, Emerald Lake and a natural rock bridge that spans the Kicking Horse River. At the end of the tour you will be transferred to Banff.
Please note: While departure from The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise will be approximately 2:00 p.m., scheduled checkout time is normally 12:00 p.m. Your luggage will be stored upon checkout and you are free to enjoy the amenities of the hotel before the tour departs.
Day 7: Banff - Calgary
Today you will enjoy a full-day tour concluding in Calgary. Begin the morning with a sightseeing tour of Banff. Among the points of interest are Bow Falls, Lake Minnewanka, Surprise Corner and the Hoodoos. Banff Gondola included. Continue on to Kananaskis for the highlight of today’s adventure, a 12-minute Summit Helicopter Tour over the remarkable landscape of the Rockies. Overnight: Calgary
Day 8: Calgary
Your vacation ends upon checkout from your Calgary hotel.
*Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 23 Aug 2017 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Agents may charge service fees, rates vary. Payments by credit card will incur a surcharge. Airfare not included unless otherwise stated. All savings are included in the advertised price. Advertised prices are based on travel 03-24 May 18, surcharges will apply for alternate departure dates. Offer valid on new 2018 Rocky Mountaineer packages of seven or more nights between April and October on select dates. Credit must be requested at time of booking and can only be used towards buying additional services. Credit cannot be used to upgrade rail service or accommodation of the core package or be deferred to a later trip. A deposit of $165 per person plus 20% of the total package cost is required at time of booking. Full payment of the balance must be made by 19 Jan 2018. #Dinner cannot be used towards dinner in Kamloops and must be taken at the accommodation where the guests are staying during their stay at Vancouver, Calgary, Banff, Jasper or Lake Louise. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers except Journey's Club discounts. Please check all prices, availability and other information before booking. Qantas Holidays, Rocky Mountaineer and Helloworld Travel booking terms and conditions apply, see in store for details.