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【4-Day】Banff (overnights), Yoho and Jasper National Parks In-depth Tour from Calgary (with Airport Transfers) - Tour Code: 5833

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Start City: Calgary End City: Calgary

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

Highlights

☆ Save Time! Explore 3 famous National Parks, Banff, Yoho and Jasper in Canada within 4 days

☆ Visit attractions as Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Peyto lake, Maligne Canyon and Columbia Icefield etc.

☆ Explore Banff town on your own pace and stay overnights in Canadian Rockies areas.

☆ Optional Meal Package available

Itinerary

Day 1: Home - Calgary

Summary of The Day

Welcome to Calgary and you will start your wonderful trip!

Airport Pick-up Info

Free airport pick-up service provided,please provide the flight information at least 7 days prior to departure and choose A or B airport transfer to the hotel:

Meeting Place: outside of door 1, Calgary Airport Arrival level Area A

A: Pickup

Available pickup time as followed: 10:00/12:00/14:00/16:00/18:00/20:00/22:00. For other time slots please see B.

B: Shuttle

The shuttle is available from 6:30 AM to 23:30 PM, per shift every hour, and depart from airport at half-hourly. Reservation is required.

Note

Optional City Tour/Outlets shopping tour is for guests arriving before 11:30 a.m.

Sightseeing
Calgary

Option 1: City Tour A ( CBD walking tour + Landmarks + The Core shopping)

Fee: C$25/person, service fee C$5/person and admission to Calgary tower C$18 NOT included

Duration: 4.5 HRS

Note: minimum 2 passengers enrolled. Confirmation is required after booking.

*Due to repair work on the elevators,the Calgary Tower is closed until further notice. During this period, it will be non-available to book [Calgary Tower Tickets] as the option tour [City Tour A].

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Heritage Park Historical Village

Option 2: City Tour B ( CBD walking tour +Heritage park+ Chinook Shopping )

Fee: C$70/person, service fee C$5/person and admission to Calgary tower C$18 NOT included

Duration: 6.5 HRS, available from May 18th

Note: minimum 2 passengers enrolled. Confirmation is required after booking.

Heritage Park - lets go back to the pioneering era hundreds years ago in Western Canada,riding on the steamer engine train and special boat with paddles. The four-theme community and one exhibition museum show you the Canadian humanity and history form different points;

Chinook Centre - Shopping in the fashionable mall, meet the most popular brand: such as Tory Burch, Canada Goose, Victory Secret,Apple

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CrossIron Mills Outlet

Option 3: Outlets shopping tour in Crossiron mills outlets (Return traffic included, minimum 2 people)

Fee: C$37/person, service fee C$5/person NOT included.

With the name of shopping heaven, the shopper can enjoy experience in Alberta paying the lowest tax. Assembled 17 large outlet stores and more than 200 famous brands in the huge outlets mall, your all kinds of demand can be satisfied easily.

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Meals
Hotel (included)
Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre , OR Similar

Day 2: Calgary - Cave and Basin National Historic Site - Banff National Park - Banff Town

Summary of The Day

Driving on the #1HWY, we are heading to the Canadian Rockies, one the best tourism Countries by ”The Lonely Planet” in 2017.

After around 100-min drive, we will arrive at the Banff National park. Our first stop is Sulphur Mountain, where guests can take the Gondola ride (optional,) to

enjoy the panoramic view of the splendid Rocky Mountains.

Then, we wonder around at Cave and Basin National Historic Site (admission for free, before 15 May, it will be replaced by HOODOOS) to know about the history of this National Park.

After Lunch, we go to the Bow Falls, Surprise Corner, followed by Johnston Canyon.

In the evening, we will drive to Banff Town and and you can choose to enjoy a bath at Banff Uper Hot Spring( approx. C$10 per person) or leisure activities before bed time.

Optional Meal Package

Meal package includes breakfast at hotel and lunch at Fairmont Spring Hotel for today.

Sightseeing
Banff National Park

Banff National Park

Banff National Park is Canada's oldest national park and was established in 1885. Located in the Rocky Mountains, 110–180 kilometres west of Calgary in the province of Alberta, Banff encompasses 6,641 square kilometres of mountainous terrain, with numerous glaciers and ice fields, dense coniferous forest, and alpine landscapes. The Icefields Parkway extends from Lake Louise, connecting to Jasper National Park in the north. Provincial forests and Yoho National Park are neighbours to the west, while Kootenay National Park is located to the south and Kananaskis Country to the southeast. The main commercial centre of the park is the town of Banff, in the Bow River valley.

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Sulphur Mountain

Banff National Park: Sulphur Mountain (approx. 80 mins)

Sulphur Mountain is a mountain in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rocky Mountains overlooking the town of Banff, Alberta, Canada. The mountain was named in 1916 for the hot springs on its lower slopes. George Dawson had referred to this landform as Terrace Mountain on his 1886 map of the area. Sanson's Peak was named in 1948 for Norman Bethune Sanson who diligently attended the observatory recording equipment atop Sulphur Mountain for nearly 30 years.

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Cave And Basin National Historic Site

Cave And Basin National Historic Site

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Lunch Time

Fairmont Lunch (optional) - approx. 1 hr, blend the feelings of Banff into the gourmet. Lunch is served in the Fairmont Hotel, the finest ingredients, exquisite products, each of the small details of the unique style.

Fairmont Banff Spring Hotel (approx. 30 mins)- As # World Cultural Heritage #, followed the Scottish castle style, with its unique wealth and recluse, as a major symbol of the Rocky Mountains. After lunch, step into the hotel's time hall, open the door of heritage travel, let the time shuttle back to 1888, a hint of the story of Banff in the past life, years flowing, settling feelings.

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Bow Falls

Banff National Park: Bow Falls & Surprise Corner (approx. 30 mins)

Bow Falls (approx. 15 mins) - 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.

Surprise Corner (approx. 15 mins) - This scenic viewpoint in Banff National Park, though unmarked, is locally known as the best place to get views of the famous Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel and the beautiful scenery that surrounds it.

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Johnston Canyon

Banff National Park: Johnston Canyon (approx. 60 mins)

Johnston Canyon - the gurgling flow of the next, in the gentle show green or blue color, hiking in the mountains and water between the natural oxygen bar, quiet and peaceful.

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Banff Town

Banff Town

We will reach Banff Town around 16:00 PM.

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)
Voyager Inn , OR Similar

Day 3: Banff Town - Jasper National Park - Banff

Summary of The Day

Departing from Hotel, passing by Crowfoot Mt., we will have a short stop at "Bow Lake", the "Num-ti-jah Inn", which tells the story of the Rocky Mountain Legend Guide Gimmi Thompson family.

Then, we will drive along the Icefields Parkway.

At noon, we will dine at Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre (buffet lunch is at your own expense)

In the afternoon, we start our the adventure at Jasper National Park: you’ll travel on a massive Ice Explorer (snowcoach) to a place where you can walk on, feel and drink from the Athabasca Glacier. Then, take a jaw-dropping walk along the glass-floored Glacier Skywalk and step high above Sunwapta Valley.

Afterwards, we go to the Peyto Lake .(seasonal, if it is closed, Vermilion Lake Observatory will be replaced)

Tonight, we stay overnight at Banff.

Optional Meal Package

Meal package includes breakfast at hotel and lunch at Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre buffet.

Note

You cannot get to Athabasca Glacier without taking the Ice Explorer. Glacier Adventure (Ice Explorer + Skywalk) need reservation and prepaid. Please select at the time of booking.

Sightseeing
Bow Lake

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Columbia Icefield

Lunch Time/Free Time

Dining in the unique ice-field center cafeteria is undoubtedly a rare travel commemoration. After lunch, on the terrace you can watch the five ancient glaciers, the delightful scenery of the glacier, the breeze of the wind mingled with the taste of the glaciers for ten thousand years will touch your heart in an instant.

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Columbia Icefield

Japser National Park: Columbia Icefield

Jasper National Park is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, spanning 10,878 km. 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.

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.

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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Vermilion Lakes

Jasper National Park

The Vermilion Lakes are a series of lakes located immediately west of Banff, just outside of the town of Banff. These lakes offer spectacular views of the iconic Mt. Rundle and is a popular place to watch the sunrise and sunset.The reflection of Mount Rundle ripples on the surface of the lake, its steep aspects and dramatic shape illuminated in the setting sun. The bustle of the day is easing into the tranquility of twilight. The lake is still and cool, and you are undisturbed apart from a couple other onlookers also savoring the serenity. As the sun sets, the sky fades from the brilliant azure of day to brushed strokes of pink, orange, and yellow. Read more
Meals
Hotel (included)
Voyager Inn , OR Similar

Day 4: Banff Town - Banff National Park - Yoho National Park - Calgary

Summary of The Day

Departing from the Hotel at about 9:30 AM, we will head west, passing Castle Mountain, to Lake Louise (approx. 90-min stay). Against the Victoria Glacier and the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Lake Louise is the most popular sight among the tourists.

At noon, we could enjoy the wonderful Alberta Steak Meal (at your own expense)

After lunch, we arrive at the Moraine Lake (seasonal opening/replacement: Two Jack Lake and Lake Minnewanka ). Set in the rugged Valley of the Ten Peaks, Moraine Lake is surrounded by mountains, waterfalls, and rock piles.

Then, passing through Spiral tunnel, we will see the Emerald Lake and Natural Bridge.


We will be back to Calgary around 6:30PM-7:00PM (subject to traffic and weather conditions).

Optional Meal Package

Meal package includes breakfast at hotel and Alberta steak lunch for today.

NOTE

* Please schedule your flight departing after 9:30 PM from Calgary after the tour ends.

* If you choose to leave Calgary the next day, you could contact us to book the post-accommodation service.

* Guests can choose to get off the bus at Banff: Canalta Lodge, add: 545 Banff AvenueT1L 1B5, Banff, AB T1L 1B5. Please leave a note at additional comments at the time of your booking.

Sightseeing
Lake Louise

Banff National Park: Lake Louise, Moraine Lake

Banff National Park is Canada's oldest national park, established in 1885 in the Rocky Mountains. The park, located 110–180 kilometres (68–112 mi) west of Calgary in the province of Alberta, encompasses 6,641 square kilometres (2,564 sq mi) of mountainous terrain, with numerous glaciers and ice fields, dense coniferous forest, and alpine landscapes. The main commercial centre of the park is the town of Banff, in the Bow River valley.

Lake Louise (approx. 90 mins)- Lake Louise is a glacial lake in Alberta, Canada's Banff National Park. The lake is known for its vibrant blue-green coloration, which comes from rock flour carried into the lake by the water of the nearby melting glaciers.

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Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake (approx. 60mins) - 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.

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Emerald Lake

Yoho National Park: Emerald Lake (approx. 30mins)

Yoho National Park - is located in the Canadian Rocky Mountains along the western slope of the Continental Divide of the Americas in southeastern British Columbia. Yoho NP is bordered by Kootenay National Park on the southern side and Banff National Park on the eastern side in Alberta. The name Yoho comes from the Cree word for awe and wonder.

Emerald Lake - is located in Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada. It is the largest of Yoho's 61 lakes and ponds, as well as one of the park's premier tourist attractions. Emerald Lake Lodge, a high-end lodge perched on the edge of the lake, provides local accommodation. A 5.2 km (3.2 mi) hiking trail circuits the lake, the first half of which is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. During the summer months, canoe rentals are available; in the winter, the lake is a popular cross country skiing destination.

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Meals
Pricing
Inclusions

    1. Hotel accommodations for 3 night

    2. Transportation via air-conditioned coach/mini bus, subject to the no. of travelers on the day

    3. Bilingual Tour Guide (English and Chinese)

    4. Insurance: Transportation accident during travel

    5. 5% Canadian HST

    6. Admission for National Park

    7. Pick-up: pick-up service in the designated time

Exclusions

    1. Meals (Vegan food options available)

    2. Mandatory Tips/Service Fee (Min. CAD$10/person/day for tour guide and driver, C$4/person for airport pick up service) 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.

    3. All Personal Expenses such as laundry, phone & travel insurance

    4. Optional Tours (Please select and pay at the time of booking.)

      * Banff Gondola - Adult C$66, Child (6-15) C$33

      * Glacier Explorer + Skywalk - Adult C$105, Child (6-15) C$53

      * Admission Ticket Package: Gondola + Glacier Explorer + Skywalk- Adult C$172, Child (6-15) C$87

      * Meal Package (6 meals including 3 west style breakfast /1Fairmont Hotel French Lunch /1 buffet while enjoy icefield scenery/1Asia meal ) - Adult C$198, Child (6-15) C$166

    5. Hotel Upgrade (Please selected at the time of booking)

      * Hotel Upgrade B: B/W Premier or Similar + Voyager Inn/Inns of Banff or similar+ Canalta Lodge/Inns of Banff (Superior Room Limited View) or Similar 


    * It is strongly recommended that you book the tour events tickets and meal when you make reservation, because any adding services 7 days prior to departure and during the travel are not available due to the tight resources.

    * Meal booking will be proceeded as per room group.

Booking Info
Reminder

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

    2.Please bring your valid tourist visa. You are suggested to apply for eTA in advance according to the type of your passport.

    3.In case of booking error, please provide correct and complete information (Name, Gender, Mobile, Adult or Child, etc) at the time of booking You will be responsible for the mistake because of missing information.

    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.Hotel standard check -in time is 4:00PM

    6.Free airport pick up service is available. Please provide your flight information/contact number at least 7 days prior to the departure date or you will need to arrange your own transfer to the hotel.

    7.During 2019/12/16-2020/01/04, 2020/02/12-02/16, the hotel surcharge may apply. Please refer to the final confirmed price.

    8.Children under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

    9.Child rate is applicable for a kid aged 11 years old & under, who share a room with more than 1 adult (no additional bed offered for the child)

    10.The sequence of itineraries is subject to change without prior notice according to departure date, weather, traffic, etc. The vehicle will be different due to the number of travelers.

    11.For some hotels, you are required to put a deposit when check-in.

    12.You may check in different hotels. The tour guide- driver will arrange the transfer service for you according to actual situation.

    13.During the itinerary, if you want to leave the tour, please tell the tour guide and sign the confirmation for leaving. Please advise at least 7 days before departure if there is any specific requirements (such as vegan food, child seat, etc). We will try our best to meet your requirements but can not guarantee.

    14. All the times listed are for your reference only, please confirm with your guide-driver.

    15.Please book the optional tours at the time of booking. You can not buy the tickets upon arrival.

    16.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.

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

    17.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?   

    1.   - 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 46 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 31 days or lesser.

Subject to availability of seats

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

 

Cancellation Made Within

Refund Policy

46 Days (or) more prior to tour departure date

70% of tour cost paid will be refunded

32-45 Days prior to tour departure date

50% of tour cost paid will be refunded

31 Days (or) lesser prior to tour departure date

The entire tour cost will be forfeited & No-Refund

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 46 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 31 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 name of passengers

This request will not be accepted if the travel date is within 07 days or lesser.

Modification Notice Period Service Charge
Requests made from the date of booking until 31 day prior to the tour departure date US $ 50 will be charged for each order
Requests made 31 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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? Q&A Ask Us

Please check the Frequently Asked Questions for more information.

Q
What kind of meal will be offered for the lunch in Jasper?
A

We will arrange the "Standard Tour Lunch" for the lunch in Jasper Town, which maybe "Chinese-style round table lunch" or "Korean Hot Pot" or "Italian Pasta Meal".

Q
In what language the tour is conducted
A

The tour will be conducted in Chinese and English. Most of our tours will be guided by bilingual tour guide.

Q
What is the standard hotel check-in time in Calgary?
A

Hotel check-in time is 4:00 pm, and check-out at 12:00pm. We will not guarantee early check-in is available for
morning arrival.

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