CANADA

Rockies Heli-Hiking Adventure

Bugaboo Heli-hiking
from £3905 6 nights | Jul - Aug Exc. flights See price details
  • Departs:
  • Jul - Aug

Overview

Invigorate your senses on this 7-day heli-hiking adventure where you will witness some of the world’s most glorious mountain terrain on guided hiking and walking excursions through areas rarely visited by humans.

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.

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.

Accommodation Options

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

  • Grade: Deluxe
  • Type: Hotel

Located within Banff National Park on the shores of beau…

Fairmont Banff Springs

  • Grade: Deluxe
  • Type: Hotel

Few hotels in the world rival the majesty, hospitality a…

Bugaboo Lodge, Bugaboo Provincial Park

  • Grade: Superior Full board
  • Type: Luxury Lodge

Nestled in the shadows of the Bugaboos mountain range in…

Accommodation

The above is a selection of accommodation available for this holiday. Please contact us for further details.

Excursions

Excursions

A number of excursions are included in this itinerary, some of which are listed in more detail below. Your Travel Specialist will be able to advise on additional or upgraded excursion options to suit your interests .

Sulphur Mountain Gondola Ride, Banff

Enjoy a breathtaking ascent to the top of Sulphur Mountain …

Prices & Dates

Price from £3,905 per person, based on twin share deluxe accommodation

Departs daily, between 10 Jul - 30 Aug 2018

Price Includes
6 nights hotel accommodation as specified in your itinerary • Total of 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners • Private transfers between Calgary and Lake Louise • Private sightseeing tour from Lake Louise to Banff • Sulphur Mountain Gondola Ride • Coach transfers between Banff and Heli Base • Helicopter transfers to and from Bugaboo Lodge • 2.5 days of helicopter assisted hiking and / or walking with professionally certified mountain guides • Use of top-quality hiking equipment: boots, jackets, daypacks, rain pants, walking poles and water bottles • Coach transfer between Heli Base and Calgary airport • Exclusive travel documentation including itinerary details, vouchers, maps, driving directions and a Lonely Planet guidebook.

Price Excludes
Flights ● Meals and additional excursions not specified above ● Personal travel insurance (Discover the World offers a comprehensive policy - please contact our team for details) ● Additional airline or airport taxes or security charges, that are payable locally ● Gratuities & items of a personal nature

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