Stay in British Columbia’s interior on an authentic western dude ranch, where you can enjoy a sunny dry climate with panoramic views of the Coast mountain range and forests. Horse riding is available for all levels including bare back riding lessons for the more adventurous. Other ranch activities include wildlife viewing, target shooting, archery and guided mountain biking. Stay in Vancouver before your ranch stay, where you can start your adventure in the Capilano Suspension Bridge park and finish your stay in the alpine village of Whistler.
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Arrive into Vancouver and make your own way to the Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver for 2 nights. (N)
Today take an excursion to see Grouse Mountain and the Capilano Suspension Bridge where you can test your nerves by walking high above the Capilano river. Afterwards, take the Skyride to the peak of Grouse Mountain to visit the wildlife refuge and see the interesting chainsaw sculptures. (N)
Early morning take the scenic drive along the Sea to Sky Highway or the Fraser Canyon to the Chilcotin Holidays Guest Ranch (approximately 5 hours), where you will stay for 3 nights. This afternoon, go horse riding along the trail to Gun Creek. Return to the ranch for dinner and learn about the local trails and surrounding area. (D)
Morning horse ride through the majestic mountain landscapes and tranquil, undisturbed valleys. Return to the ranch for lunch. This afternoon, try your hand at some rancher skills and activities such as target shooting or archery before dinner followed by roasting marshmallows around the fire. (B, L, D)
Full day of mountain exploration on horseback, stopping for lunch in the fresh mountain air. After lunch, ride along quiet trails weaving through the soaring evergreens and passing icy blue rivers. Return to the ranch for a well-earned dinner. After dinner, relax under the dazzling display of the starry night skies, unpolluted by the city lights. (B, L, D)
After breakfast, take part in a bareback horse riding lesson and practise your marksmanship
skills with some target practise. Farewell lunch before departing for Vancouver, arriving in the early evening. Stay for 1 night at the Metropolitan Hotel Vancouver. (B, L)
Travel to Whistler along the Sea to Sky Highway passing mountain lakes, glaciers and rivers along the way. Stay at the Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel for 2 nights. We recommend taking a walk around this alpine village in the evening to soak up the atmosphere. (N)
This morning, embark on a 4x4 adventure to discover Blackcomb Mountain with its changing mountain colours and wildlife. Travel past glacierfed rivers on the way to Horstman glacier and enjoy spectacular views of Whistler Village and the Coast mountain range. Return to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. (N)
Travel back along the Sea to Sky Highway to Vancouver for your onward journey. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour departs on Saturdays and Tuesdays only.
International flights are not included with this itinerary. For flight options and prices, please call your Cox & Kings tour consultant.
Excursions at Chilcotin Holidays Guest Ranch are subject to unpredictable weather and terrain conditions that come with a mountainous environment. This is part of any true wilderness experience and the staff are well equipped to adapt the excursions to changing conditions.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
For a price quote including flights, transfers or alternative accommodation standards, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3930 5094 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
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YCO2018: 8 Nights
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