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【4-Day】Calgary to Vancouver - Banff, Jasper, Icefield Canadian Rockies Summer Tour (with Airport Transfers) - Tour Code: 16066

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Start City: Calgary End City: Vancouver

Duration: 4 Day(s) Language: Chinese&English Airport Pickup: Yes

Highlights

☆ Exclusive one night stay at hotel in Columbia Icefield

☆ Explore two famous national parks of Canadian Rockies

☆ Hotel Upgrade option to Sunshine Mountain Lodge

☆ Discover Banff & Jasper Town

Itinerary

Day 1: Calgary - Town of Banff - Gondola - Bow Falls

Summary of The Day

Depart for the Rocky Mountains. Head to Bow Falls, known for its featuring in 1953 Marilyn Monroe starred film River of No Return.

Explore Town of Banff at your own pace.  

Hotel Upgrade

You could choose to upgrade your hotel at your own expense to Banff Springs today.

Airport Pick-up Info

Upon arrival at Calgary Airport, guests need to assemble at the Baggage Claim #8 of domestitc flights (information center) at 2:15 pm.

Meet our guide at hotel lobby around 4:30pm

Optional Meal Package

All meal packages and Rockies meal package includes dinner for tonight.

Sightseeing
Bow Falls

Bow Falls

Bow Falls is a major waterfall on the Bow River, Alberta just before the junction of it and the Spray River. The falls are located near the Banff Springs Hotel and golf course on the left-hand side of River Road. The falls are within walking distance of both Banff and the Banff Springs Hotel so they are visited by a large number of tourists despite their relatively small size.

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Banff Town

Banff Town

Banff is a resort town and one of Canada's most popular tourist destinations. Known for its mountainous surroundings and hot springs, it is a destination for outdoor sports and features extensive hiking, biking, scrambling and skiing destinations within the area. Sunshine Village, Ski Norquay and Lake Louise Mountain Resort are the three nearby ski resorts located within the national park. You could join evening free activities: Stroll the Bow River, so that travel slow in the flow of daily life; or go to Banff on the hot spring (per capita about 10 $) bubble a bath, with a song of time to calm the heart of nature in the green Mountains and waters.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Inns of Banff Mount Royal Hotel , OR Similar

Day 2: Banff Town – Banff National Park – Japser National Park – Glacier View Inn

Summary of The Day

Today, we will ride the Gondola to the summit of the Sulphur Mountain and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the majestic Rocky Mountains.

Afterwards, we will head to Moraine Lake (subject to road condition and availability) for a fantastic view of the Ten Peaks.

Then, Stroll along the “Jewel of the Rockies”, the Lake Louise.

Next, we will pass by Bow Lake to Peyto Lake.

Then, travel through the Icefield Parkway and arrive at the Jasper National Park, where you will have a chance to run into some wildlife and also can take the VIP snow-coach "Ice Explorer" across the surface of Athabasca Glacier.

Tonight, we will stay overnight at the only hotel in the Columbia Icefield!

Optional Meal Package

*For lunch and dinner, you can choose optional meal package in the Rockies. (You will enjoy the western lunch at Chateau Lake Louise and dinner at Glacier View Inn)

Sightseeing
Moraine Lake

Banff National Park: Lake Louis, Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake - This glacial lake in Banff National Park's Valley of the Ten Peaks has a brilliant bright blue color due to the refraction of light off the rock flour deposited in the lake on a continual basis. This beautifully famous lake has appeared in advertisements all over the world and is a beloved attraction for tourists to visit.

Lake Louise - It is a hamlet in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies. The lake is known for its vibrant turquoise coloration, glacier-fed lake ringed by high peaks and is overlooked by a stately chateau. Gorgeous hiking trails wind up to the Lake Agnes Tea House for bird's eye views. There's a canoe dock in summer, and a skating rink on the frozen lake in winter, making it a rare beautiful sight year-round.

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Columbia Icefield

Japser National Park: Columbia Icefield

The Columbia Icefield is the largest Icefield in the Rocky Mountains of North America. This incredible Icefield feeds eight major glaciers in the area, including Athabasca Glacier and Dome Glacier.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Glacier View Lodge , OR Similar

Day 3: Icefield - Optional Activities - Jasper Town - Maligne Canyon - Valemount

Summary of The Day

We start our morning adventure at Glacier Skywalk, where glass is all that separates you from birds soaring below.

After visiting the Athabasca Falls, you can choose to capture the most magnificent view of the Rockies by River Rafting (optional) or enjoy leisure time at the alpine town of Jasper.

Then we visit Maligne Canyon, formed 365 million years ago with lots of waterfalls, fossils, underground stream outlets and potholes. Capture a precious moment with the highest point in the Canadian Rockies- Mt. Robson.

Tonight, we will stay overnight at Valemount.

Optional Meal Package

The complimentary breakfast for today is subject to hotel availability

Optional Meal package includes dinner for today.

Sightseeing
The Glacier Skywalk

Jasper National Park

Jasper National Park - It is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, spanning 10,878 km2 (4,200 sq mi). It is located in the province of Alberta, north of Banff National Park and west of Edmonton. The park includes the glaciers of the Columbia Icefield, hot springs, lakes, waterfalls, and mountains.

Maligne Canyon - It is a natural feature located in the Jasper National Park near Jasper, Alberta, Canada. Eroded out of the Palliser Formation, the canyon measures over 50 metres deep. Popular for sightseeing and exploration, the area contains waterfalls, stream outlets, birds and plant life.

Mount Robson - It is the most prominent mountain in North America's Rocky Mountain range.It is also the highest point in the Canadian Rockies.

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Athabasca Falls

The Athabasca Glacier

The Athabasca Glacier is the most-visited glacier in North America. It is one of the eight major glaciers of the Columbia Icefield. The Icefield Interpretive Centre is next to the glacier, where visitors can arrange tours.

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Jasper Town

Jasper Town: free time or optional activities available

When you arrive at the Town of Jasper where could capture the magnificent view of the Rockies by River Rafting (optional) or Horseback Riding(optional).

Also, we could personally see lots of waterfalls, fossils, underground stream outlets and potholes formed 365 million years ago.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Canadas Best Value Inn Valemount , OR Similar

Day 4: Valemount - Clearwater - Kamloops - Ginseng Factory - Hope - Vancouver

Summary of The Day

Passing by Clearwater along the Thompson River, we first head to Kamloops, a famous historical and cultural city.

Then we come to visit the only GMP certified ginseng factory to reveal the healing power of ginseng.

A brief stop at Hope before returning to Vancouver by dusk.

Meals

The complimentary breakfast for today is subject to hotel availability

Optional Meal package includes lunch for today.

Drop-off Info

Please schedule flights departing from Vancouver airport after 9:30pm.

Sightseeing
Kamloops

Kamloops

The Sunmore Ginseng Factory and Spa in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada is the only ginseng manufacturer in North America and was founded in 1991 by Chinese doctor Zhang Shunmei. Visitors can enjoy the relaxing ginseng spa.

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Meals
Pricing
Inclusions

    1. Hotel accommodations for 3 nights

    2. English-speaking tour guide

    3. Transportation via air-conditioned coach

    4. 5% HST tax

    5. Airport transfers

Exclusions

    1. Meals (Vegan food available)

    2. All personal expenses, such as laundry, phone, and travel insurance

    3. Mandatory Tips/Service Fee (Min. $10/person/day for tour guide and driver; $5/person for Vancouver night tour; $2/person for Vancouver airport drop-off) Please pay in cash to the tour guide while on the bus. Any child/Infant reserving a seat will have to pay the service fees as well.

    4. Mandatory Tour (Prices are only for reference and subject to change without prior notice. Please select at the time of booking.)

      * Admission (Gondola + Ice Explorer + Skywalk + National parks) - Adult C$151, Children (6-11) C$ 79/ (12-15) C$79

    5. Optional Tour (Prices are only for reference and subject to change without prior notice. Please select at the time of booking.)

      * Meal Package at Rocky Mountains (2 lunch + 3 dinner, including 1 lunch at Chateau Lake Louise) - Adult C$210, Children (2-11) C$175

      * First 3 rows of Rockies tour coach - C$95 per person

    6. Hotel Upgrade (Prices are only for reference and subject to change without prior notice. Please select and pay at the time of booking.)

      * Hotel Upgrade (July to Sep 21) to Sunshine Mountain Lodge

    Tips:

    * The seats in first 3 rows of Rockies are subject to availability. The fee will be refundable if seats are not available.

    * For the meal package, please book before departure. If you want to book upon arrival, it will be subject to availability.

Booking Info
Reminder

    1. Globerouter cooperates with top local tour operators and ensures the best quality of services to all travelers.

    2. The sequence of itineraries is subject to change without prior notice according to departure date, weather, traffic, etc.

    3. Please ensure safety of your luggage always, especially in public areas. The tour operator or the tour guide cannot be held responsible for any loss of personal belongings.

    4. National Park Pass / City Pass / Entry Tickets / Annual or Season Passes / Senior Pass (or) any admission tickets to attractions purchased on your own are not allowed on this tour. All mandatory / optional tour services, have to be purchased as instructed in the exclusions section.

    5. Tour is not wheel chair accessible.

    6. According to BC Government's law, the infants under 2 years old must be served a seat and you should bring safety seat by yourselves.

    7. For the sake of fairness, the tour guide will arrange the seats every day.

    8. Luggage allowance: each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage will be charged additional $35 per baggage.

    9. Guests are not allowed to smoke in hotels, otherwise they will be fined at least $350.

    10. Guests who depart from U.S. need to bring American passport or Green Card, or bring valid American and Canadian visas.

    11. Two full-sized beds per room. No additional bed for children, 3rd or 4th travelers.

    12. Since March 15, 2016, New Canada entry requirements have been changed. Please note at the time of booking.

      eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization) has been launched since March 15, 2016:  

      - U.S. permanent residents (with the green card) who enter Canada by flight need to hold eTA. If you enter Canada by land or sea, eTA is unnecessary.

      - Students and temporary workers (from the countries where eTA is necessary): If you got a Student Visa or Work Visa before 15th March 2016, getting eTA is necessary before entering and departing from Canada by air.

      How to apply for eTA to Canada?   

      - Applying for eTA online, and you need to prepare your passport, credit card, and e-mail address. The application fee is CAD$7. eTA can be valid for 5 years.

Cancellation / Modification and Refund Policy

1. Cancel or change an order

The following terms apply to the refund policy when canceling or changing an order

1) Reducing the number of travelers

2) Canceling the entire order

3) Change to a different tour

Possible only 32 days prior to the tour departure date.

Modification service fee will be applicable over & above the cancellation charges.

4) Rescheduling tour departure date

This request will not be accepted if the travel date is within 15 days or lesser.

Subject to availability of seats

Modification service fee will be applicable over & above the cancellation charges.

 

Cancellation Made Within Refund Policy
32 Days (or) more prior to tour departure date 90% of tour cost paid will be refunded
24-31 Days prior to tour departure date 70% of tour cost paid will be refunded
16-23 Days prior to tour departure date 50% of tour cost paid will be refunded
15 Days (or) lesser prior to tour departure date The entire tour cost will be forfeited & No-Refund

**If the upgraded hotel has been confirmed, the fee for upgrading the hotel will not be refundable.

2. Modify an order

Charges to modify an order apply for the following:

1) For requests to add more number of travelers

Subject to availability of seats.

2) For requests to change to a different tour

Possible only 32 days prior to the tour departure date.

Cancellation charges as above will be applicable over & above the modification service fee.

3) For requests to reschedule tour departure date

This request will not be accepted if the travel date is within 14 days or lesser.

Subject to availability of seats.

Cancellation charges as above will be applicable over & above the modification service fee.

4) For requests to change the name of passengers

This request will be accepted until 03 days prior to the travel date, however same service fee as below will be applicable.

Modification Notice Period Service Charge
Requests made from the date of booking until 15 days prior to the tour departure date US $ 30 will be charged for each order
Requests made 15 days (or) lesser from the date of tour departure No requests will be accepted & No Refund

3. Notes

1) We recommend all our passengers to avail "Travel Insurance" to protect themselves against personal / natural / manmade exigencies of all kind (including medical & family emergencies, accidents, flight delays, traffic delays, theft or personal- acts of terrorism, natural calamities etc.) that may affect you from participating in our tours (OR) arise while on tour.

2) Globerouter will take no responsibility for matters as stated above under personnel / natural / manmade exigencies.

3) No part / full refund / compensation will be offered to passengers who miss taking our tours (OR) for any un-utilized services, as per the date / time scheduled on the E-Voucher because all services are reconfirmed and prepaid for Charges as mentioned in our "Cancellation / Modification and Refund Policy" would be applicable.

4) All cancellation & tour modification requests should be emailed to info@globerouter.com.

5) We will not accept any cancellation / modification requests made through local tour provider / tour guide (OR) verbal requests made over the phone to our customer support staff / by voice mail

6) Cancellation request emails will not be accepted unless they have a complete, signed and attached "Globerouter Cancellation Request Form".

Cancellation and Refund Policy

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