This exciting 8-day tour is action packed full of wildlife searching and picturesque scenery around Vancouver Island. You will embark on a once in a lifetime experience, capturing glimpses of wild bears and whales in their natural habitats, and speeding across the ocean by ocean cruiser and Zodiac.
• International flights with Air Transat based on London Gatwick in economy class
• Includes seat selection
• 7 nights accommodation
• Coach/ferry transfers from Vancouver to Victoria
• 3 hour whale watching in Victoria by Zodiac (covered boat available on request)
• 2 hour bear watching tour in Tofino
• Scheduled coach transfer to Tofino and Tofino hotel to airport
• Internal flights from Tofino to Vancouver
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Day 1 Fly to Vancouver
Transfer independently to your Vancouver hotel. The rest of the day is yours to discover the oceanside city of Vancouver. Overnight in Vancouver.
Day 2 Vancouver
This bustling metropolis may be western Canada’s largest city, but it retains a pedestrian-friendly charm and embraces a love of nature. Spend the day walking the sea wall of the mainland, or perhaps rent a bike and explore the vast network of trails throughout the city, one of the most memorable being the expansive Stanley Park. Trails criss-cross the park through forests and open grass fields that interconnect to a city-wide trail system. The park’s aquarium features orcas and other large marine mammals as well as daily shows. Overnight in Vancouver.
Day 3 Vancouver to Victoria
Today you will be transferred by coach and ferry across the Strait of Georgia to Vancouver Island, passing the rugged coastline and tranquil beaches of the Gulf Islands. Make your way to Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, with its maritime heritage and colonial charm. Overnight in Victoria.
Day 4 Victoria
Today you will embark on an exciting whale watching tour. This coastal excursion is an exhilarating round trip of 50 to 80 kilometres in search of whales. You will ride aboard a custom built Zodiac boat that offers high speed with extraordinary stability giving you an exhilarating, safe and intimate whale watching experience. Overnight in Victoria.
Day 5 Victoria to Tofino
Transfer by coach to Tofino, across Vancouver Island to the Pacific Coast winding through ancient rainforests and provincial parks. You are venturing into true wildlife territory here: Pacific Rim National Park is a marvel of ecological and geographical diversity. Overnight in Tofino.
Day 6 Tofino
Today you are taking part in a thrilling bear watching expedition. At low tide, board the Stellar Sea, a 14 metre panoramic cruiser, and speed along the lush coastline to the bears’ feeding grounds. Back on dry land, you’re free to explore the rugged coastline along the network of hiking trails or to walk the shoreline of long Beach in search of shells and driftwood. Overnight in Tofino.
Day 7 Tofino - Vancouver Airport
Depart Tofino by air this morning, enjoying a scenic flight across the wilds of Vancouver Island and the waters of the strait before landing at Vancouver International Airport’s South Terminal. Overnight at Vancouver Airport Hotel.
Please note the luggage allowance for the Tofino to Vancouver flight is 2 pieces including carry on and maximum weight of 13.5 kg. Anything over this weight is at an additional charge per kg.
Day 8 – Fly Home
It's time to leave Vancouver behind with your head full of memories! Head to the airport for your flight back homeWant to alter anything?
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Selected departure dates between May and Oct 2018 and May to October 2019
Price based on London Gatwick departure airport, please call for other departure airports
Please note prices and availability are subject to change