Climb atop your trusty steed and live the life of a Canadian rancher as you gallop fearlessly across rolling cattle pastures and deep into the untouched wilderness of majestic British Columbia.
Vancouver is a picturesque harbor city that takes full advantage of its idyllic position on the Pacific coast. Soak up the charm of the city as you stroll the streets of historic Gastown; relax in beautiful Stanley Park; and cross Lions Gate Bridge to the North Shore where you’ll board the Grouse Mountain Skyride for a panoramic view of the city. A private plane will whisk you away to remote Kamloops in the British Columbia wilderness where you’ll find your luxury ranch resort. Here, take an introductory horse riding lesson in preparation for a breath-taking trail ride across rolling cattle pastures, through scented jack pine forests and to pristine, reflective lakes. If you prefer to keep two feet on the ground, you can also take a series of scenic hikes up the slopes of Mount Bowman, down into Fraser Canyon, and into lake country where you can fish for Canada’s iconic rainbow trout.
From the cosmopolitan sights of downtown Vancouver to thrilling adventures in the remote wilderness of British Columbia, your experienced team of local guides, private drivers, and expedition leaders will help you build an authentic connection with Canada that transcends travel-brochure holidays. You’ll enjoy the sophistication of a world-class hotel in Vancouver, and your luxury wilderness lodge is unmatched for location and elegance.
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Enjoy a private airport transfer with professional driver.
The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver (4*) is nestled between the majestic coastal mountains of British Columbia and the tides of the Pacific Ocean in Vancouver, one of Canada’s most cosmopolitan metropolises. Sumptuously styled and fully equipped rooms are what await you at this spectacular hotel, designed to provide all the elegance and charm of an English castle. Among their commodities you will find first-class accommodations but also, amazing facilities and amenities. Griffins Restaurant is the most popular bistro in the city of Vancouver, with an extensive and plentiful buffet and dramatic décor, highlighted by arched windows which overlook the Vancouver Art Gallery. 900 West Lounge is Vancouver’s hottest address of the moment, with award-winning cocktails and sultry sounds of live jazz music. For your leisure moments, the hotel also provides a lovely indoor pool and the luxurious Absolute Spa, the perfect place to pamper yourself with some well deserved rest and relaxation.
Enjoy a half day (6hr) private city tour of Vancouver as well as the North Shore in the company of a knowledgeable, Driver-Guide. Throughout the tour you will have the chance to visit B.C. Place, G.M. Place, Science World (Olympic Sites), Gastown - Historical area of Vancouver, Canada Place, Alaska Cruise ship terminal and home of the new convention centre as well as visiting Grouse Mountain Skyride in an enclosed gondola (admission included) and Cross Lion's Gate Bridge. At the end of the tour, you will be brought back to your hotel. (Hotel pick up is also included).
Take a flight from Vancouver to Kamloops.
Transfer between Kamloops and Jesmond, to the Echo Valley Ranch & Spa. The transfer should take approximately 2 hours 40 minutes.
Enjoy an introductory equestrian lesson or horsemanship lesson in the ranch's riding ring. Join today's half-day guided horseback riding outing, as you're lead out on one of the many horses kept at the ranch corral, to explore the trails and surrounds within reach of the Echo Valley Ranch, rekindling your passion for nature. Your ride can lead you through forests of desert pines, stands of whispering aspens, across pasturelands, mountains, meadows, and to the edge of a glacial canyon.Your ranch experience package includes a daily half-day guided horseback ride, or a daily $60 spa credit. The choice is yours.
There’s an intangible quality about Echo Valley Ranch and Spa that you’ll feel the moment you arrive that is different from other guest ranches. It’s a one-of-a-kind energy that infuses your being with heartfelt serenity as stress dissolves. Worries evaporate. And the imagination of dreams starts to breathe again. After all, few places in the world have such an extraordinary location. This unique Canadian ranch is set amidst four distinct geographic landscapes, the forces of Echo Valley’s natural surrounds connect you with a magical wisdom that will rekindle your passion for life. The fusion of Western and Eastern influences is Echo Valley's most distinguishing feature, and nowhere is this better experienced than in the spa at the luxury resort.
Your Echo Valley experience package includes a guided hiking program (full and half day hikes scheduled weekly). Set out with a guide and some other active wilderness seekers, and be lead on one of various hikes, including:-ascending Mount Bowman (climb of approx 7,460 feet)-walking down the side of the Fraser Canyon (boreal forest to desert conditions, descent approx 3,500 feet)-crossing through lake country (birdwatching, etc)-hiking through to beautiful stands of Aspen and fir, to rolling cattle pastures and up to Gang Ranch
Daily Thai yoga stretching classes (Ruesri dat ton) are included in your stay at the ranch. Take some time to refresh your body and mind after your morning hike.
Today you can opt for a $60 credit toward the Echo Valley Spa, rather than horseback riding. Echo Valley guests can experience a destination spa resort that offers an unparalleled concept of holistic well-being from detoxifying body wraps and scrubs to manicures and hair styling, with authentic Thai therapies that are based on traditional Thai medicine. Many of these, such as Thai massage, are widely practised in Thailand as a primary form of health care.
Join another daily horseback riding excursion, with your rancher and riding guide leading a group out through the spectacular wilderness, amidst forests of scented jack pine. Echo Valley Ranch & Spa has more than 30 horses; many are Tennessee Walkers, which are famous for their smooth gait and gentle nature. They are excellent horses for riders of all ages and of all ability levels, especially novices who want to experience the thrill of a Canadian horseback riding vacation.
Transfer between Jesmond and Kamloops, to the Echo Valley Ranch & Spa. The transfer should take approximately 2 hours 40 minutes.
The Morrisons ,
December 19, 2011
"The trip was fantastic - a real learning experience! Our hotel was excellent and our guide extremely knowledgable and bubbly. Thank you so much for organizing everything so perfectly!"
Ms. Waddell ,
December 19, 2011
"Thank you so much for organizing everything so perfectly!"
April 24, 2012
"We had a great time on our Master's trip a few weeks ago. It was a thrill to see the final round at Augusta, and what an exciting finish! "
catalina Brau ,
May 31, 2011
"I would travel with your Co. again without hesitation, all the arrengement were done in a very professional manner. Thank you very much."
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