VANCOUVER ISLAND WILDLIFE MINI

4 days from

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DEPARTS VANCOUVER to VANCOUVER
Trek Code:
XVI
Destination:
Canada
Departs:
Jul-Aug
Accommodation:
Camping
Age Range:
18+
Best of Trek:
  • > Ferry crossing to Vancouver Island
  • > Bear watching & wildlife cruise
  • > Discover the old world charm of Victoria
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Tour Overview

If you've got a taste for Canada but time is in short supply then our 4 day mini adventure from Vancouver is just the ticket. Venture into the wild with this snapshot tour of Western Canada's most famous residents. Train your binoculars on Black Bears and whales, and watch the spectacular scenery unfold before your eyes. This is nature at its best.

Included Highlights
  • Return ferry to Vancouver Island
  • Explore stunning Tofino with its sea speckled islands
  • Bear viewing cruise
  • Wildlife viewing opportunities
  • See Victoria's blend of old and new world charm
  • Vancouver sightseeing tour
  • 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches & 3 dinners
Plus you get...
  • Services of a professional tour leader
  • Private transportation with free Wi-Fi
  • All accommodation - 3 camping nights.
  • All camping equipment (except sleeping bag)
Who travels with TrekAmerica?
Who travels with TrekAmerica

Our tours are aimed at young international travellers from around the world, aged 18 to 38, all with a sense of fun and a keen desire to explore. If you're travelling alone, don't worry... over 70% of our passengers are solo travellers and you'll soon be surrounded with like-minded people of a similar age who will quickly become your new best mates. Plus there are no single supplements.

Our tour price includes your own tour leader plus all transport and accommodation, so all you have to pay for are food, drinks and optional activities. Take a moment to add up all the costs of doing it yourself, and it soon becomes clear that a TrekAmerica trip offers fantastic value for money!

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Flexible Itinerary

Our routes have been carefully chosen to include the best night stops, highlights, and included experiences, but with lots of optional activities to choose from, stops at some of your leaders favourite places and occasional changes in local conditions no two Trek trips are ever the same so come ready for a unique adventure.

Optional Activities (paid locally)

There are loads of exciting optional activities for you to choose from during your trip giving you the flexibility to do the things you want to and leave out the things you don't. Below are the main optional activities for this trip, these can be arranged once you are on tour via your Tour Leader and are paid for locally.

  • > Zodiac whale watching adventure US$95-$125
  • > Hiking at Tofino US$free
  • > Swimming US$free
  • > Victoria Museums and Art Galleries US$10-$20
Tour Itinerary

As this tour departs at 0730 we recommend that you book pre-tour accommodation. Please request hotel details at the time of booking.

Itinerary Note

This tour is run with our trusted sister company and is open to travellers of all ages.

  • Day 1: Vancouver & Tofino

    Departing Vancouver early our two hour ferry crossing to Vancouver Island is the perfect way to enjoy Canada's rugged and beautiful scenery en route to Tofino. Our home for the next two nights, enjoy free time this afternoon to explore the surrounding trails and coastline.
    Accommodation: Camping included | Meals: Lunch & dinner included

  • Day 2: Tofino

    Rise early today for your bear watching excursion which sees you strike out across the ocean to witness these incredible mammals in their natural habitat from the vantage of the water. These Canadian icons roam the shores in search of their favourite delicacy, the Rock Crab. Also expect to see eagles, seals and other wildlife as you cruise along the shoreline. Keep your eyes peeled for whales which frequent these waters to hunt from March until October, plus there's time to go on a dedicated whale watching cruise or explore the trails on dry land.
    Accommodation: Camping included | Meals: All included

  • Day 3: Tofino & Victoria

    After our second morning at Tofino we head to Victoria, Vancouver Island's largest city, located on the southern tip and popular with boaters with its beautiful and rugged shorelines and beaches. Known as the "City of Gardens", Victoria is an attractive city whereby following a walking tour the rest of the evening is at your leisure to explore.
    Accommodation: Camping included | Meals: All included

  • Day 4: Victoria & Vancouver

    The morning is free to explore Victoria's New England feel and stroll around the inner harbour, museums, art galleries and much more. In the afternoon we head back to Vancouver for a sightseeing tour beginning with a scenic drive through Stanley Park, a 4,000-hectare green wonderland. See the authentic totem poles erected in the 1920s and buy some moreish maple sugar candies. Stop by Prospect Point, a scenic lookout where you gaze out at spectacular views of Lion's Gate Bridge, North Vancouver and West Vancouver.
    Meals: Breakfast & lunch included

    This tour ends at our gateway hotel at approximately 17:00 hrs. If you are planning to fly tonight, please do not book a flight that departs before 21:00 hrs.

This tour is run with our trusted sister company and is open to travellers of all ages.

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  • > You only need to pay a 10% deposit or (whichever is greatest)
  • > Full payment is due 8 weeks before the tour departure
  • > We're members of ABTA and fully financially bonded so your money is 100% safe at all times
  • > If you prefer to book by telephone please contact our UK sales office
  • > Prices below are land only. Call us on 0333 999 7951 for a flight inclusive quote

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Private Departures

For 8 or more travellers, we can organise a totally private departure just for you and your group. We can offer you a departure date of your choice on any of our published itineraries enabling friends, families or organizations to enjoy our classic 'Trek' style of travel. Can't find a trip that suits your needs exactly? Let us tailor one of our traditional trips, or even create a bespoke itinerary. We will work with you to plan your adventure and with the benefit of our in depth knowledge we can build you a unique experience within your budgets and bucket lists!

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Tour Extras

We've offer a whole range of travel extras with everything from city sightseeing, additional hotel nights, insurance and more so you can organise everything you'll need for your trip in one easy place.

Hotels Before and After your tour

Tours begin and end at designated hotels in the departure and arrival cities, starting at 7.30am (check your tour voucher for exact details) and finishing at around 5pm, so it's a great idea to book a room for the night before and after your tour. You can book hotels either online when you book your tour or by call our sales team.

Hampton Inn Vancouver Airport

VANCOUVER - HAMPTON INN
This hotel is located in the tourist and commercial area of Richmond, close to the airport and 10 to 15 minutes from downtown Vancouver.

  • Twin share: per person per night
      Matched with another traveller of the same sex.
       
    Full room: per room per night
      Single or double room for travellers on the same booking.

 

Book Flights

TrekAmerica's specialist flights department can offer UK customers a great airline fare to all of our Trek destinations.

Book Flights

We have preferred contracts with many international carriers and have secured some of the most competitive prices in the industry. We are also ATOL protected and IATA licensed.

Special offers are regularly available, so call us now on 0208 682 8920 or click below to request a flight quote by email.

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Travel Insurance

Before you join your tour you must be covered by adequate travel insurance.

Travel insurance

TrekAmerica can offer you comprehensive travel insurance which is completely tailored for your trip and is specially designed to include all the activities listed we do.

See our insurance page or download our insurance tips pdf for more information.


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