Bugaboos Adventure: Featuring Heli-Exploring

Helicopters provide the transportation, giving wing to travelers who once only imagined the extraordinary sights in the majestic mountains. Join us for one of our guests' favorite alpine adventures in the Canadian Rocky Mountains... spend three nights at a premier wilderness lodge in the Bugaboos Mountains, exploring varied landscapes and vistas by helicopter each day, bookended by stays at two Fairmont resorts in majestic Banff National Park.

Ready to see what the eagles do? Fly aboard a private helicopter that soars over some of the most beautiful scenery on Earth, landing in an alpine wilderness that defies description. Join us at the top of the world for one of our guests' favorite alpine adventures in the Canadian Rocky Mountains... Spend your days in scenic splendor, walking, hiking or relishing pristine places that astound with panoramic views, naturally inspiring. At night, gather round a crackling fire, indulging in warm camaraderie and welcome bliss. Your three-night stay at a comfort-rich mountain lodge is bookended by overnight stays at Fairmont resorts renowned for showcasing the luxuries of the Canadian wilderness. An unforgettable experience for travelers of all ages and abilities, the only challenging part of this trip is leaving the Bugaboos behind!

Ready to see what the eagles do? Fly aboard a private helicopter that soars over some of the most beautiful scenery on Earth, landing in an alpine wilderness that defies description. Join us at the top of the world for one of our guests' favorite alpine adventures in the Canadian Rocky Mountains... Spend your days in scenic splendor, walking, hiking or relishing pristine places that astound with panoramic views, naturally inspiring. At night, gather round a crackling fire, indulging in warm camaraderie and welcome bliss. Your three-night stay at a comfort-rich mountain lodge is bookended by overnight stays at Fairmont resorts renowned for showcasing the luxuries of the Canadian wilderness. An unforgettable experience for travelers of all ages and abilities, the only challenging part of this trip is leaving the Bugaboos behind!

Traveling Well Includes:
  • Helicopter rides on guided mountain hikes in the Bugaboos Range of the Purcell Mountains
  • Use of gear, including appropriate footwear, parkas and rain pants, along with personalized climbing instruction and guidance
  • Personalized hiking instruction and guidance by expert certified mountain guides
  • Two nights in lake-view rooms at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise with a naturalist guide hike along Lake Louise

  • Call (641) 842-5322 for more information or to book today! Mention code 14710249

    Tour Operator
    Tauck Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 3/31/2020
    Duration
    7 Days
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1CalgaryArrive Calgary

    Tour begins: 2:00 PM, Calgary International Airport. A transfer from Calgary International Airport to Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada, is included upon arrival. The evening begins with a welcome reception and dinner at your historic Fairmont resort, ideally located on the shores of beautiful Lake Louise deep in the wilderness of Banff National Park.



    Lodging: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

    Meals: D
    Day 2Banff National Park and BanffWilderness Wonders of Banff National Park

    Wake up for an easy morning walk around Lake Louise with a naturalist guide, pausing to picture yourself in alpine settings that will take your breath away as you learn about the history and environmental influences at play here. From the turquoise tinted lake to the forest greens, the colors alone will have you searching for words that adequately describe the beauty that surrounds you. Spend the remainder of the day as you wish; your resort offers canoeing, horseback riding, river rafting, a health club, and a spa (additional costs may apply). Dine at your leisure tonight.

    Lodging: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

    Meals: B, D
    Day 3BugaboosTravel by helicopter to the CMH Bugaboos Lodge

    Drive to Spillimacheen for your first head-turning helicopter ride* - whirring up into the high country of the Bugaboos in the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia for a three-night stay at the CMH Bugaboos Lodge. The sweeping views from the helicopter are jaw-dropping everywhere you look - rocky ridges, snow fields, evergreen forests - the world as the mighty eagle sees it. When you land at your lodge, you're surrounded by peaceful mountain landscapes. This is a unique place filled with nothing but the sounds of nature and the uplifting beauty of the wilderness. Enjoy lunch at the lodge before finding your footing on a mountain walk. Your expert mountain guides will explain the activities that are available to you, fitting you with the appropriate gear and seeing what your comfort level is. Up here, anything goes, from just savoring the scenery at the lodge to hikes that match your ability and interest. Your first dinner tonight will be a memorable one as you dine family style on some of the best home-cooking anywhere! A photography presentation after dessert entices with eye-opening pictures of the places you can choose to explore during your stay here.

    Lodging: CMH Bugaboos Lodge

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 4BugaboosHiking or Not: Doing the Bugaboos Your Way

    Imagine a day to do as much or as little as you like in a natural paradise untouched by crowds and accessible only by helicopter; the feeling of being one with nature is palpable. See wildflowers blanketing mountain valleys in Technicolor carpets. Catch sight of the locals, marmots, white tailed deer and woodpeckers among them, and take in the pure mountain air as you stretch and breathe without a care in the world. Expert mountain guides and helicopters stand ready to take you to places where you feel comfortable going; all levels of hiking and mountain climbing can be accommodated to meet your interests and ability. Choose your gear and go where your guide takes you. Today's adventure is yours for the making. After free time and dinner at the lodge, enjoy a mountaineering presentation that will make you want to do it all over again tomorrow.

    Lodging: CMH Bugaboos Lodge

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 5BugaboosMountain Bliss and Natural Highs

    Switch it up today as you like, lifting off by helicopter for a hike on trails less traveled along a marble-specked ridge, a gentle walk in a flower-filled meadow dotted with Indian Paintbrush, wild roses, buttercups and fairy bells, or a rocky climb above the clouds on terrain that challenges your inner alpine mountaineer. Each heli adventure is paced to your liking and level, without having to leave anyone behind. Of course, simply savoring the views from the lodge is always an inviting way to spend the day. Enjoy your last night at the lodge, feasting on freshly prepared fare, putting your feet up by the fire, playing chess and checkers, sharing stories and making memories of your adventure at the top of the world. A dip in the hot tub under an impossibly starry night sky is a great way to cap off the day.

    Lodging: CMH Bugaboos Lodge

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 6Banff National Park and BanffOn to Banff National Park

    After spending three nights up in a heavenly lodge, it's only fitting that you stay at a castle when your helicopter brings your back down to Earth. A scenic drive through the mountains brings you to the chic little town of Banff, where you'll have free time for exploring before checking into Fairmont Banff Springs. Modeled after a Scottish castle and regal in every way, the resort was built in the 19th century as one of Canadian Pacific's grand railway hotels. Join us this evening for our farewell reception and dinner at a restaurant overlooking your hotel's golf course.

    Lodging: Fairmont Banff Springs

    Meals: B, D
    Day 7CalgaryJourney home

    Tour ends: Calgary International Airport. Drive back to Calgary this morning for your flight home. A group transfer is included from Fairmont Banff Springs to Calgary International Airport, approximately 80 miles. Flights should be scheduled after 12 noon. Allow a minimum of two hours for flight check in. Direct flights to the US will clear customs in Calgary.

    Lodging:

    Meals: B
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    07/23/2020$6,790.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
    08/04/2020$6,790.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
    08/16/2020$6,790.00* (USD) / AVAILABLEQuote
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    * All prices are per person in U.S. dollars, based on double occupancy.

    Itinerary Changes - Although not expected, Tauck reserves the right to alter the sequence of ports or omit or substitute scheduled ports or attractions at any time without prior notice.

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