Experience Gems Of Rockies Tour
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Transfer from Calgary International Airport to Banff via Airport Shuttle. Overnight in Banff at a hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel this morning. Then, go on a 4-hour tour of the stunning natural terrain around Banff, which is the ideal introduction to this well-known Canadian resort town and Banff National Park. Begin your trip with hotel pickup, then travel down Tunnel Mountain Drive to see views of the town, Mount Rundle, Cascade Mountain, and Bow Falls. Along the trip, you'll be able to see the hoodoos, which are a collection of unique rock pillars formed by countless years of wind and water. From there, take the Banff Gondola to the summit of Sulphur Mountain, which carries passengers to the mountain's 7,486-foot (2,281-meter) peak. Take a few shots before returning down the mountain to your lodging. Overnight in Banff at a hotel. (B)
Today, after lunch, take a 10-hour one-way excursion from Banff to Jasper in western Alberta. Travel through the harsh wilderness of Banff and Jasper national parks with your guide. Visit Bow Lake, the Crowfoot Glacier, Athabasca Falls, Lake Louise, and the Weeping Wall, among other major area attractions. Hike to the Athabasca Glacier or take the Glacier Skywalk across Sunwapta Valley in the Columbia Icefield. At the Columbia Icefield Centre, you may learn about the geology of the area or take a guided walk to a picturesque viewpoint. Then return to Jasper to complete your adventure. Spend the day amid the magnificence of Canada's two most famous national parks, Banff and Jasper, after being picked up in Banff. Lake Louise, Crowfoot Glacier, Bow Lake, the Columbia Icefield, the Weeping Wall, and Athabasca Falls are among the sights to view along this scenic drive. Take the Ice Explorer excursion to the Athabasca Glacier and/or experience the Glacier Skywalk overlooking Sunwapta Valley while visiting the Columbia Icefield. In any case, you'll have around 4 hours to have lunch and examine the interpretive exhibits at the Columbia Icefield Centre, or you may take a brief guided tour. Admission to Ice Explorer and Glacier Skywalk is included in the tour price. Overnight in Jasper at a hotel. (B)
After breakfast, go on to the Jasper tour. Discover everything Jasper has to offer on this 4-hour tour of the greatest natural sights in the area. During your journey, you'll hike through the towering limestone walls of Maligne Canyon to see the waterfalls below, as well as staring out at the stunning alpine waters of Maligne Lake and Medicine Lake. Begin your outdoor adventure with a pick-up from various Jasper hotels at 8:30 a.m., then continue by coach for your sightseeing tour. Head to Maligne Canyon, a stunning valley where you can stroll along the edge and cross two bridges with spectacular views of the waterfalls below. Continue on to Medicine Lake, a tiny pool of water supplied by adjacent glaciers. Then continue to magnificent Maligne Lake, where you'll be able to take in even more breathtaking views of the three adjacent glaciers and the much-photographed Spirit Island. The region is also home to osprey, eagles, and a group of wolves. Your journey concludes with a drop-off at your Jasper hotel. Overnight in Jasper at a hotel.
Today, after breakfast, transfer from your accommodation to Edmonton International Airport (YEG). Pickup begins between the hours of 6 and 7 a.m. You'll arrive at Edmonton Airport (YEG) at 2 p.m.