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Sonora and Clayoquot Wilderness Resort & Vancouver

11-day tailor-made journey from £9,865 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

Encounter abundant wildlife, remote landscapes and urban city delights with this luxurious 11-day tour of British Colombia

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Highlights

  • Explore the delights of Vancouver, often crowned the world's 'most liveable city'
  • Relax in the luxurious surrounds of the Relais & Chateaux Sonora Resort
  • Indulge your wild side with 4 nights luxury glamping in British Columbia's pristine wilderness at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

In Brief

  • 2 Nights Vancouver
  • 3 Nights Sonora Island
  • 4 Nights Clayoquot

Itinerary

Recommended for:
Activity adventure | Honeymoon | Natural world | Relaxation | Wildlife

During this 11-day tour, you'll stay in two of British Colombia's finest resort hotels: Sonora and Clayoquot Wilderness Resort. Both are ideal for wildlife watching, whilst maintaining the highest standard of accommodation – Sonora is part of Relais & Châteaux and Clayoquot is a luxury glamping resort. Each wilderness resort also offers a wealth of activities and excursions, from a guided grizzly bear tour to salmon fishing.

The activities on this tour come highly recommended and Destination Canada marks out Clayoquot Wilderness Resort's walk on the 'Wild Side' as signature Canadian experiences.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
London to Vancouver

Fly to Vancouver from London and check-in to the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, one of Vancouver's most elegant and lauded hotels. Originally built in 1929 the property underwent a multi-million dollar refurbishment and re-opened in 2011 with a style and ambiance which harks back to the Georgian era yet still offers every creature comfort. There are just 156 rooms and suites ensuring a true boutique feel. For gourmet lovers there is an exceptional restaurant, unusually for a city hotel the property also boasts a lovely pool area and outside terrace.

Stay: Rosewood Hotel Georgia (Deluxe)

Day 2
Vancouver

Spend the day at your leisure in Vancouver. Explore Vancouver on your own or join in for an optional excursion such as the Granville Island Market Tour, Capilano suspension bridge, Vancouver foodie tour or even a day trip to Victoria for whale watching. Speak to our specialists for excursion options.

Stay: Rosewood Hotel Georgia (Deluxe)

Day 3
Vancouver to Sonora Resort

Start your luxury lodge hopping with a helicopter ride or floatplane to Sonora Resort on the beautiful Sonora Island. The island is a jewel among the wild beauty and pristine waters of British Colombia's West Coast. After your arrival, get settled and explore the resort before you enjoy a delicious Pacific Northwest gourmet dinner.

The resort also allows guests full access to the stocked fly-fishing pond, with all equipment; fitness amenities; the complimentary use of 6 mountain bikes; and supervised archery lessons.

Stay: Sonora Resort (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Days 4-5
Sonora Resort

Sonora Resort is a Relais & Chateau luxury resort with a stunning setting among towering trees, postcard views, and the background music of waves lapping the shoreline, which really allows you to reconnect with nature. Take a guided eco boat tour, see grizzly bears, kayak, go rafting, hike the coastal rainforest or try heli-hiking.

One of the key experiences at the resort is fishing, with heli-fly-fishing, river fly-fishing, and salmon fishing all available. Experience the five-star accommodation, an extraordinarily high level of attention and service and breathtaking outdoor adventures. Why not finish the day by enjoying your catch for dinner, prepared just the way you like it.

Other optional activities offered by the Sonora Resort are a guided grizzly bear tour; a guided zodiac nature tour; Philips River ecological & cultural tour, and guided salmon fishing.

Stay: Sonora Resort (Deluxe)

Meals: B L D

Day 6
Sonora Resort – Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

Depart Sonora Resort on your privately chartered floatplane for a scenic 30-minute flight over Vancouver Island to Clayoquot Wilderness Resort on Bedwell River. The 28 luxurious dining, sleeping, lounge and massage tents, appointed with top amenities will accommodate you on your extraordinary wilderness experience.

In the evening, after you've settled in and explored the resort, sit with your hosts to design your personal adventure for the next day. This means there'll be no 'signing up' for particular activities in advance, as you can decide what you would like to do each day.


Stay: Clayoquot Wilderness Resort (Ultra)

Meals: B L D

Days 7-9
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

Continue your outdoor adventure! Embrace the area's ancient forests with 1,000-year-old cedars, miles of walking and riding trails, pristine lakes, a majestic coastline ad a breath-taking river sanctuary surrounded with abundant wildlife including whales and black bears.

The resort specialises in remote wildlife experiences, meaning you can choose to tour a secluded beach to learn to surf, have a First Nations guide escort you on a day-long 'hike on the wild side' interpretive trail and Flores Island, kayak rushing rivers or private inlets. The resort's signature experience is horsemanship, with horses available for beginner or expert riders.


Stay: Clayoquot Wilderness Resort (Ultra)

Meals: B L D

Day 10
Depart for the UK

After breakfast it's time to say goodbye to British Colombia's coastal wilderness and take the floatplane back to Vancouver, before boarding your flight back to London. 

Meals: B

Day 11
Arrive UK

Arrive back in London on day 11 and continue your onward journey home. 

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Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Deluxe

11-day tailor-made journey from £9,865 incl. flights

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