The image of soaring Mount Bowman and the surrounding scented jack pine forests reflected in a pristine wilderness lake is disturbed only by the thrash of a rainbow trout on the end of your fishing line.
Discover the pleasures of coastal Vancouver as you stroll the charming 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. Follow the aptly-named ‘Sea-to-Sky Highway’ past 7,000-foot mountains, soaring waterfalls and lush forest, en route to the exclusive ski resort of Whistler where you’ll have ample time to explore the sophisticated alpine village. Step aboard a first-class private plane for a short flight to Kamloops in the British Columbia wilderness where you’ll find your luxury ranch resort. Here, you’ll partake in a range of activities including spectacular horse-riding excursions through scented jack pine forests; scenic hikes up the slopes of Mount Bowman and down into Fraser Canyon; and fishing trips into lake country where you’ll cast a line for rainbow trout.
Not only will your experienced team of local guides and private drivers reveal the best of Vancouver and Whistler, your colorful Echo Valley ranchers will give you an authentic taste of life on a real British Columbia ranch while leading you on thrilling expeditions through the pristine surrounding wilderness. Your accommodation in Vancouver is luxury all the way, and your lodgings at Echo Valley combine understated elegance with a draw-dropping wilderness location.
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Enjoy a private airport transfer with professional driver.
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).
Enjoy a full day (12 hr) private tour to discover the great mountain village of Whistler and Shannon Falls. After being picked up at your hotel, travel along the majestic Howe Sound via the spectacular Sea-to-Sky Highway. There will be a brief stop at Horseshoe Bay, B.C. ferries terminal before continuing onwards. Then view the picture perfect Shannon Falls - At over 1,000 feet it is one of the tallest waterfalls in Canada. At Squamish there will be some time at leisure for you to have a coffee at leisure (not included). Upon arrival at Whistler, enjoy some time shopping in the village or take the gondola lift to the top of Whistler or Blackcomb mountains. (Olympic ski mountains!!) (time permitting and additional cost). On the return trip we'll visit the West Coast Railway Heritage Park (additional cost), before dropping you off at your hotel at days end.
Enjoy a private flight charter from Vancouver to Kamloops by Beechcraft King Air 100 aircraft that is designed for passenger comfort. It accommodates 8 passengers in executive style leather seating. Pressurized and well insulated to reduce engine noise, this is definitely an exclusive options for people looking to experience luxury service.
Upon arrival to the ranch, adults will be provided with a welcome glass of champagne, and a special treat will be offered for the kids.
Children will enjoy a gentle horseback ride in the ranch's own riding ring. 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 also 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.
Bring the kids out to learn how to lasso and throw horseshoes, with instruction provided by ranch staff. You'll even be able to help tend to the farm animals and play with the ranch’s 8 border collies. Scavenger hunts with prizes will also amaze, while arts & crafts, and indoor games competitions including shuffleboard, charades and board games will provide plenty of family entertainment during your stay.
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.
Adults will be treated to one signature 90-minute spa treatment. 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.
Adults will join a horseback riding excursion, with a rancher and riding guide, leading a group out through the spectacular wilderness, amidst forests of scented jack pine. If riding is not your thing, you'll have the option to join a guided hike instead, along one of several routes, 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
With provided equipment and instruction, you'll be able to set out on one of the ranch's own stocked ponds and try your hand at fishing for rainbow trout.Later on, the whole family can set out on an hour-long guided family nature walk to identify native species of birds, mammals and flora.
Enjoy a private flight charter from Kamloops to Vancouver by Beechcraft King Air 100 aircraft that is designed for passenger comfort. It accommodates 8 passengers in executive style leather seating. Pressurized and well insulated to reduce engine noise, this is definitely an exclusive options for people looking to experience luxury service.
At the hub of this international centre of commerce, culture and natural beauty is the cosmopolitan Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver (4*), rising above the Pacific centre's 100 fine shops and featuring the award winning YEW restaurant and bar. The hotel has recently undergone an extensive renovation and reflects the comfortable, elegant style of this quietly sophisticated urban centre with 373 classic, residential guest rooms, including 66 suites, all featuring large windows overlooking the city's stunning scenery and landmarks. The high level of service that you would expect at a Four Season's property is in evidence and the extensive facilities include an indoor-outdoor pool, state of the art gym and garden.
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.
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