Discover the Canadian Rockies: Banff to Jasper

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Get ready for mountains, lakes and glaciers, Canadian style! Explore some of the grandest scenery in North America and take advantage of the hiking and adventure activities available on this lodging tour. Starting in the picturesque town of Banff, encounter stunning waterfalls and aquamarine lakes, spot wildlife in wilderness parks and enjoy the spectacularly...
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Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate

Highlights

    • Drive the Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic drives in the world
    • Visit iconic lakes including Lake Louise and Moraine Lake
    • Enjoy wildlife-viewing opportunities in Jasper National Park
    • Enjoy three nights each in Banff and Jasper

What's this trip about?

    Get ready for mountains, lakes and glaciers, Canadian style! Explore some of the grandest scenery in North America and take advantage of the hiking and adventure activities available on this lodging tour. Starting in the picturesque town of Banff, encounter stunning waterfalls and aquamarine lakes, spot wildlife in wilderness parks and enjoy the spectacularly scenic Icefields Parkway. Add on as much adventure as you want, from zip lining to mountain biking, and white-water rafting to canoeing. See Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, then return to city life in Calgary. This 10-day Canadian Rockies tour is one great big adventure, so what are you waiting for?See the best of the Rockies on this captivating tour through Western Canada

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - max of 13 people
Age range16 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityBanff
End CityCalgary

Travel Themes

  • Nature & Wildlife

Destinations

  • North America
  • Canada

Attractions

  • Banff
  • Calgary
  • Canadian Rockies
  • Jasper

Activities

  • Nature

Trip includes

    • All accommodation
    • All transport and listed activities
    • Three breakfasts
    • Tour leader throughout
    • Arrival and departure transfers are available

Itinerary

Day 1 Start Banff

Located within the vast and beautiful Banff National Park, the charming town of Banff is surrounded by snow-capped peaks including Mount Rundle and Mount Cascade. It has a charming alpine atmosphere and is the perfect base from which to begin our exploration of the Ca...

Day 2 Choice of hikes in Banff National Park

In the heart of the Canadian Rockies, Banff National Park was established in 1885 and is the oldest national park in Canada. Its mountainous terrain encompasses coniferous forests, alpine meadows, icefields and glaciers. This morning, our leader will guide us on a hi...

Day 3 Optional activities in Banff National Park

The morning is free to explore Banff and perhaps enjoy one of the many optional activities available. Take a gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain or opt to view the scenic grandeur from a helicopter. Outstanding hikes are available and, with an abundance of wil...

Day 4 Lake Louise and Moraine Lake

Cameras at the ready as we head to two of the most photographed locations in the Rockies. With snow-capped peaks, ancient pine forests and aquamarine waters, Lake Louise is known as the Gem of the Canadian Rockies, while Moraine Lake lies in the Valley of the Ten Peak...

Day 5 Yoho National Park

Yoho National Park is considered the hidden treasure of the Canadian national park system and you have a full day to explore. It's a photographer's dream with several hiking opportunities that showcase the mountains, lakes and waterfalls of this pristine alpine landsc...

Day 6 Icefields Parkway

The Icefields Parkway, cutting through the heart of the Rockies, is recognised as being one of the most scenic drives in the world, travelling 140mi (230km) past hanging glaciers, sheer rock walls and broad sweeping valleys. You have a chance to traverse a portion of ...

Day 7 Jasper National Park

Today we begin our discovery of Jasper National Park. There are several options on offer in Jasper, including the SkyTram cable car to Whistler's Peak for a bird's-eye view of this splendid park. There's also ample opportunity for hiking or mountain biking amid glorio...

Day 8 Maligne Canyon hike

Waterfalls, fossils, underground streams, nests of ravens and rare black swifts, unexpectedly lush plant life and the startling effects of frost: these are just some of the wonders of Maligne Canyon. Swirling, churning water has worn the canyon, only two metres across...

Day 9 Return to Calgary along the Icefields Parkway

We begin the drive back to Calgary (approximately 5 hours, not including stops). Part of our journey will be back along the spectacular Icefields Parkway, so there will be time to appreciate views in the opposite direction to those we previously saw. We'll make a few ...

Day 10 End Calgary

The adventure ends this morning and we make our return journeys home. Land-only clients may join the group transfer to the airport if timings coincide. Speak to your sales representative if you'd like to join this transfer or, alternatively, extend your stay in Calgary.

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Dates & Availability

Price From $4,710
Price per day$471
Last Updated: 2/23/2024
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Check Current Availability, prices, specials with Exodus Travels.

The total tour cost includes the tour price (regular or promotional) and the compulsory local payment. The promotional price is subject to change. Check directly with the operator for the latest price offer. The tour operator requires you to pay only the tour price to purchase your travel. The compulsory local payment will be paid when you join the trip. All prices are based on double, twin or triple share occupancy. Solo passengers will be accommodated in a double, twin or triple room according to availability with a passenger(s) of the same gender. Single supplement only needs to be paid if the passenger does not want to share and requests their own room. Discounts can only be applied at the time of booking and cannot be added at a later date, regardless of any changes made to the original booking.

Prices may vary due to local taxes and trip seasonality. Click "Request Info" to inquire directly with the tour operator for the final trip price.

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It is all about adventure. That is what Exodus was founded upon and what the company is still all about. Discovering countries, cultures, environments, cities, mountain ranges, deserts, coasts and jungles; exploring this amazing planet we all live on.

At Exodus, we know what makes you tick when it comes to holidays. It’s a desire shared by so many others. A yearning to visit new places and come home with a real sense of what they’re all about. This means delving into local traditions, cultures, cuisine, lifestyles – anything that contributes to its unique identity. At the same time, we always remember that we are only guests. So we travel courteously and respectfully, in smaller groups to minimise our impact, to ensure that every Exodus holiday is a beneficial experience for everyone involved.

This is a philosophy we take with us around the world, helping you reach some incredible destinations on 500 itineraries across over 90 separate countries. We also strive to provide as much flexibility and choice as we possibly can, making it simple for you to experience a very different holiday.

Exodus started life on 4 February 1974 when two friends got together to provide an overland truck to travel to the Minaret of Jam, deep in the heart of the Hindu Kush, the most inaccessible of the world’s great monuments.

All our office staff have a passion for travel and adventure, and between us we’ve notched up experience that spans 171 different countries. That’s not all. In their former lives, our team members have been professional archaeologists, wildlife guides, overland drivers, mountain leaders, diving and ski specialists and mountain bike gurus – so no-one is better placed to create tours that appeal to a wide range of specialist interests.

Their care in putting all the details in place really shines through too. Extensive planning, research, fact-finding and training are a sign of our commitment to providing a holiday where your enjoyment, value for money and safety come first. It’s a telling reason why we remain one of the leading worldwide adventure tour companies. It is no exaggeration to say that our tour leaders can make a world of difference to the enjoyment of your holiday – so we choose them carefully. The result is that, in 2013, 93% of our clients stated that their leader exceeded their expectations. Where possible, we train and employ local leaders because they can provide invaluable insights that enrich the trip. What’s more, this investment in local staff really helps us benefit both them and their community.

Why we love this operator
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Logistics

What's excluded

    • Flights
    • Travel insurance
    • Single accommodation (available on request)
    • Visas or vaccinations
    • Meals not mentioned
    • Optional activities

Accommodation

,We stay in clean, comfortable hotels and lodges, chosen for their friendly atmosphere and proximity to the highlights of the region. You are roomed with a fellow passenger of the same sex on a twin-share basis (two people per room) unless you are travelling as a couple. In remote locations, we have chosen the best accommodation available, but they may be of a slightly lower standard than you are used to. There are no compulsory single supplements on our tours; however, if you’d like your own space, you can request a single room for an additional fee.
Cancellation policy

The cancellation policies of this trip when booked through Travelstride are determined by the stated policies of the tour operator - Exodus Travels.

If you or any other member of your party decides to cancel a confirmed booking you must notify Travelstride in writing. Your notice of cancellation will only take effect when it is received in writing by Travelstride and will be effective from the date on which we receive it.

If You Cancel Your Holiday
You, or any member of your party, may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. Written notification from the lead name or your travel agent must be received at our offices. 

Since we incur costs in canceling your travel arrangements, you will have to pay cancellation charges as follows (see also the exceptions below): 

  • More than 42 days - No cancellation fee. Deposit can be transferred to a new booking departing within 2 years of date of travel of original booking. Any remaining balance will be refundedThis excludes all non-refundable costs as set out in clause 4 above (for example international and domestic flights and local services).
  • Between 41 and 21 days (inclusive) - No cancellation fee. Balance and deposit can be transferred to a new booking departing within 2 years of date of travel of original bookingThis excludes all non-refundable costs as further explained in clause 4 above (for example international and domestic flights and local services).
  • Between 20 and 15 days (inclusive) - 80% of the holiday cost
  • 14 days or less; or failure to join the holiday (inclusive) - 100% of the holiday cost

Certain trips may involve different cancellation charges; you will be advised if this is applicable to your holiday during the booking process.For Polar holidays, the following cancellation charges will be made for all Polar holidays. Period before departure in which you notify us: 

Cancelation charge

  • More than 133 days - Deposit only
  • 133 days or less (or failure to join the holiday) (inclusive) - 100% of the holiday cost

Notes (i) Your deposit is non-refundable, even if the cancellation charge calculated is lower than the deposit amount paid; (ii) If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges; (iii) certain travel arrangements may be subject to higher cancellation charges and could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements from the moment the booking is confirmed.

If You Change Your Booking

If, after our Booking Confirmation has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, for example your chosen departure date or accommodation, we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to be made must be in writing from the lead name or your travel agent. You will be asked to pay an administration charge of $60, and any further cost we incur in making this alteration (including those charged by third party suppliers who provide the component parts of your booking).  You should be aware that these costs could increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made and you should contact us as soon as possible. Note: Certain travel arrangements may not be changeable after a reservation has been made and any alteration request could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements.

You can transfer your booking to another person, who satisfies all the conditions that apply to this booking, by giving us notice in writing at least 7 days before departure provided that the new lead passenger accepts the transfer and these Terms and Conditions. Both you and the new traveler are responsible for paying all costs we incur in making the transfer. Please bear in mind that certain airlines and other transport providers treat changes as a cancellation and charge accordingly, up to 100% of the cost for that part of the arrangement. Where applicable these charges will be passed on to you.

If We Cancel Your Booking

Exodus reserves the right to cancel an itinerary before departure for any reason whatsoever, including too few participants ,logistical problems, a Force Majeure Event (as defined in Section 8), or any other circumstances that may make operation of the trip inadvisable. All trip payments received will be promptly refunded, and this refund will be the limit of Exodus’s liability without any further obligation on Exodus’s part. Exodus is not responsible for any expenses incurred by trip members in preparing for the trip, including non-refundable or penalty-carrying airline tickets, special clothing, visa or passport fees, or other trip-related expenses.

If We Change Your Booking

  1. Changes to the price. We can change your holiday price after you’ve booked, only in certain circumstances. Changes in the price of the carriage of passengers resulting from changes to the cost of fuel or other power sources, the level of taxes or fees imposed by third parties including tourist taxes, landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airports, or exchange rates mean that the price of your travel arrangements may change after you have booked.

  2. Changes other than the price. It is a term of your booking that we are able to make changes to any aspect of your booking. If the change is insignificant, we will ensure that you are notified about it. Examples of insignificant changes include alteration of your accommodation to another of the same or higher standard. If we are forced by circumstances beyond our control to alter significantly any of the main characteristics of the travel services that make up your package you will have the rights set out below.

    2.1 - We will contact you and you will have the choice of accepting the change or having a refund of all monies paid. You can also accept an alternative holiday, where we offer one (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value). We will tell you the procedure for making your choice. Please read any notification of changes carefully and respond promptly as if you do not respond to us within the timescale given your booking may be canceled.

    2.2 - If you choose to accept a refund then that is the only liability we have and we will not be liable for any further sums, compensation or otherwise and you are advised to adequately insure yourselves against cancellation for any reason

Please note that insurance premiums and amendments charges are not refundable in any circumstances. 

Once you have put down a deposit for a tour, you are unable to cancel and re-book within a promotional period and we reserve the right to amend the pricing on any new booking you make within that time. If you cancel a tour and book the same tour under a promotional code, we reserve the right to decline the booking.

Important Note: Certain arrangements may not be amended after they have been confirmed and any alteration or cancellation could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements in addition to the charge above.

If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges.

Where possible, we will deduct the cancellation charge(s) from any monies you have already paid to us.

For more additional details, see the booking conditions of TruTravels at the following web address: https://www.exodustravels.com/us/about-exodus/exodus-booking-conditions.

Travel Insurance
We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance alongside your travel package to safeguard against unforeseen circumstances such as medical expenses, trip cancellations, and other contingencies. It offers you peace of mind and ensures you are prepared for unexpected events that may occur before or during your journey
Visa requirements
Visa requirements vary depending on your country of origin and your country of destination. It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with the relevant requirements. For a handy tool that can help you quickly find the requirements, please visit this link .
Meals Included
There are three breakfasts included on this tour. We usually eat out in local restaurants recommended by the tour leader. To help you budget, meals cost on average: Hotel breakfasts: 15-20 Canadian dollars (US$11-US$15) Lunches: 20-25 dollars (US$15-US$19) Dinners: 30-50 dollars (US$23-US$38), this does not include alcoholic beverages Drinks cost on average: Wine: 15-20 dollars (US$11-15) per glass Beer: 8-12 dollars (US$6-US$9) per bottle A tip of approximately 17%-20% is added to group meals in Canadian restaurants. Applicable taxes will also be added to all listed menu prices. Your tour leader may offer your group the option to operate a lunch-only food kitty, this has proven a popular alternative to three daily restaurant meals. Leaders will explain this option while on tour, and the whole group has to agree for this system to run. Please tell us of any special meal requirements before travelling. We do all we can to accommodate various dietary requirements but certain food types can be limited in certain parts of North America.
Age Requirements
16 years and up
Additional Information
Travel by private minibus Variety of daywalks to suit all abilities Group normally 4 to 13, plus leader. Minimum age: 16 Nine nights in hotels or lodges
Trip ID
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