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Highlights
  • Enjoy a warm Canadian welcome with a special ceremony
  • Wake up to magnificent lakeside views at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
  • Receive a lesson in nature and landscape photography from a professional photographer at scenic Moraine Lake, one of the most picturesque in the Canadian Rockies
  • Hike Emerald Lake with one of the country's best naturalist guides.
  • Savor a barbecue picnic lunch and enjoy a lecture by an expert park naturalist with Sunwapta Falls in the background

Hike Emerald Lake with a naturalist guide, enjoy a lesson in nature photography, ride across the Athabasca glacier, enjoy a barbecue lunch near Sunwapta Falls and float down the Bow River in Banff.

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Abercrombie & Kent Travel Reviews & Ratings
88% Recommend

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Value
4.3 Guide
4.5 Activities
4.5 Lodging
4.5 Transportation
4.5 Meals
4.3
North America: Canadian Rockies

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HS

Recommends

The perfect way to experience African wildlife. January 2017

5.0
  • Value 3.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 3.0
This is a luxury small group safari. 12 people, two land rovers. We spent the arrival night in a hotel in Arusha, two of the nights during the safari in hotels, and the rest of the nights in the luxury camp. The hotels were all good. The food was good, not great. The luxury camp is a two room canvas tent containing a queen size bed or two doubles. then there is a dressing area leading to the "bathroom" which is a toilet seat on a box over a hole in the ground. There is a shower stall in which they fill a canvas bag with hot water from the fire. They will not begrudge you a refill if you want to take your time. The day starts early in the dining tent with breakfast. then it is off to the land rovers to begin the safari. The guides from all the different safari's communicate to share where the most sought after animals are to be found. You will absolutely be up close and personal with lions, elephants, giraffes, monkeys, wildebeest, ostrich, zebra, hyrax, and the bird life. You will also see Water buffallo and hippos, but is best not to get close to them. and you will see plenty of Cheetah and some Rhinos, but usually from afar.

Lunch is usually conducted picnic style in the park. Our A&K picnics were the envy of every other group. Then it is touring until sunset.

When you get back to camp there is a camp fire going and the head guide will present a lecture, while everyone enjoys some much needed libations, of which there is great variety and unlimited quantity. Then dinner in the dining tent, and after dinner back to the campfire for more libations, and usually to review everyone's pictures from that day.

The guides are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. You will actually miss them on your last day. I had a great time and heartily recommend this safari and A&K.

The best part is being inside the game park all day and night. You really dont want to be going back to a hotel, but to stay out in nature.

Some tips: There is a generator in the camp so you may recharge your electrical items every day. They can also launder your clothes. Things to bring: plenty of strong repellent to deter the horse flies, do not skimp on memory cards for your camera, be sure to have a telescopic lens for your camera, a good pair of binoculars with good magnification, a flashlight, a device to view your photos on, a device to copy your photos onto. Dont forget a sweater, its cold at Ngorongoro Crater. For your digestive happiness, I had good results taking probiotic and charcoal capsules every day. You can see my pictures at https://flic.kr/s/aHsiUJWDur
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J

Recommends

An excellent trip June 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We took a trip to Jordan and Oman planned through our travel councillor and A&K. We chose this upmarket company and certainly had an upmarket holiday. Everything was top notch from beginning to end. We saw all the amazing sights, were given excellent tour guides and the accommodation was 5 star all the way. They included a couple of unusual accommodation choices too such as a rather posh tent in the desert and an Eco tent at the turtle reserve in Oman.
Would fully recommend this whole tour and A&K.
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GD

Does Not Recommend

Abercrombie and Kent June 2016

1.0
  • Value 1.0
  • Guide 1.0
  • Activities 1.0
  • Lodging 1.0
  • Transportation 1.0
  • Meals 1.0
Recently had a holiday booked with Abercrombie and Kent which was so disappointing we left 5 days early and the rest of the family left 3 days early. The way that A&K dealt with the situation and with us as guests was unprofessional and the property manager we dealt with on site was rude and antagonising. We have had numerous holidays with A&K before and never have we had an experience like this. It has been constant excuses and no apologies. We will never travel with them again and have advised our extended family, friends and industry contacts to do the same.
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Recommends

Abercrombie & Kent June 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Nothing could be more seamless or well planned than trips with A&K, however many times one changes one mind, they always manage it. Wouldn't travel to Egypt without them

Operator Abercrombie & Kent

A

Recommends

Stunning holiday October 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Right from the very outset, I realised that I was in the hands of a professional and that was to be reflected and realised in our stunning holiday

Operator Abercrombie & Kent

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive In Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Meals: Dinner

Accommodation: Fairmont Palliser  

Arrive in Calgary, where you are met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, gather with your fellow guests for a cocktail reception and welcome dinner.

Day 2: Lake Louise / Pristine Waters

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise  

Drive through the Bow Valley to Johnston Canyon, with its sheer walls, waterfalls, tunnels and pools. Stroll the interpretive walkway before heading to glacially-fed Moraine Lake in Banff National Park. Later, get a hands-on lesson in the art of wildlife and landscape photography from a professional photographer. Try your skills on one of the most picturesque lakes in the Canadian Rockies. Finish your day at your luxury hotel on Lake Louise (5,700 feet).

Day 3: Lake Louise / Flora and Fauna

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise  

Travel through serene Yoho National Park to Emerald Lake, which owes its vibrant color to the glacial sediment in its waters. Meet with your expert guide, who reveals the geological and natural forces behind this scenic lake, and describes the breathtaking natural surroundings and habits of the endangered local grizzly bear. After lunch, weather permitting, pause at Takakkaw Falls, Spiral Tunnel and Kicking Horse Natural Bridge. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore Lake Louise at your own pace.

Day 4: Jasper / Through the Icefields

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge  

Travel the scenic Icefields Parkway, along the backbone of the Canadian Rockies. Named after the sprawling ice fields in the area, this is one of the world’s great drives, with roadside wildlife a common sight and vistas of verdant forests and soaring peaks all around. Stop at the massive Athabasca Glacier (7,200 feet) for a thrilling ride across its surface on a specially designed vehicle. You also visit lovely Sunwapta Falls, enjoying a barbecue lunch and lecture by a local park naturalist in this beautiful, remote setting. After lunch, continue to magnificent Jasper National Park, via Crowfoot Glacier.

Day 5: Jasper / Canyon Skyscrapers

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge  

Cruise along the mile-high Maligne Lake to the famous Spirit Island, a tiny islet surrounded by the towering snow-capped Rockies. You may opt to join your fellow guests for a guided hike through the Maligne Canyon, with its impressive 200-foot-tall limestone walls. Later, return to your lodge, where the remainder of the day is at your leisure to enjoy its natural surroundings and amenities.

Day 6: Banff / Canada’s Stunning First National Park

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Fairmont Banff Springs  

This morning, visit glacier-fed Peyto Lake and Mount Rundle view point before you continue to Banff National Park — a UNESCO World Heritage Site established in 1885 as Canada’s first national park. Arrive at your extraordinary hotel, which is styled after Scottish Baronial castles and is often called the “Castle in the Rockies.”

Day 7: Banff / Nestled in Nature

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Fairmont Banff Springs  

Bordered on all sides by wilderness, Banff is a national park resort community surrounded by spectacular nature, home to roaming deer, elk and other wildlife. Begin with a relaxing and memorable float trip down the majestic Bow River. The rest of your day is at leisure to enjoy Banff at your own pace, perhaps exploring the community’s restaurants, galleries and unique shops. This evening, gather with fellow guests to attend a special farewell dinner.

Day 8: Depart / Banff

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Depart for the airport and your return flight home.

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 4,995

Price Per Day:

$ 624 per day
 
  • Single Supplement (Single Occupancy): $ 948

Journey Details

  • This journey will have some active elements.
  • Minimum age is 10 years.
  • First group event: welcome reception at 6:30 p.m. on Day 1.
  • Last group event: Calgary International Airport arrival at 12:00 p.m. on Day 8.
  • Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.
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.
Details
Trip Includes
  • All accommodations
  • Meals and fully guided sightseeing (including park and entrance fees) as noted in the itinerary
  • Airport transfers to/from hotel/ship in the first/last published city regardless of day of arrival and departure (on Expedition Cruises, transfers may be included on start and end dates only)
  • Services of A&K Tour Director or appropriate Guide on extensions
  • Local bottled water during sightseeing
  • Porterage of two (2) pieces of baggage
  • Complimentary Internet access (where available on land; excluded on all cruises and Connections River Cruise Journeys; service levels are not guaranteed)
  • Hotel taxes and gratuities throughout, except to the Tour Director
Trip Excludes
  • International and internal airfares
  • Costs associated with obtaining passports or entry visas
  • Reciprocity and other border fees
  • Airport departure taxe
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Gratuities to the A&K Tour Director
  • Meals other than those specified in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing not included in the published itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as laundry
Meals Included:

7 Breakfast, 4 Lunch, 6Dinner

Flights & Transport
Only ground transport
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 24
Limited to 24 guests.
Start City
Calgary
End City
Banff
Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation Charges

Cancellations must be received in writing and will become effective on the date of receipt, fax or email. Cancellations received by A&K are subject to the following:

Cancellation Fees Per Person

Luxury Small Group Journeys, Marco Polo Journeys, Connections Land Journeys, and related Group Pre/Post Tour Extensions

91 days prior to departure or more: $500

90-61 days prior to departure: 20% of program price

60-31 days prior to departure: 50% of program price

30 days prior to departure or less: 100% of program price

Age Notes

Min. Age: 10

Additional Information:

Guaranteed Departures

All group journeys excluding Connections European River Cruise, Expedition Cruise, Private Jet, Wings Over the World and Inspiring Expeditions by Geoffrey Kent are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of two (2) persons. Guaranteed departures will operate except only in cases of force majeure, which could include any major world event adversely affecting international travel patterns or other circumstances beyond A&K's control.

A&K Price Assurance

The A&K Price Assurance applies to all group journeys available through A&K excluding Expedition Cruises, Private Jet, international and internal air and extra services. The A&K Price Assurance applies only to 2016 advertised rates on abercrombiekent.com for the same program, travel date and accommodation classification. A&K reserves the right to modify or cancel the A&K Price Assurance for future bookings without prior notice.

Passports & Visas

It is the guest's sole responsibility to obtain and have available when necessary the appropriate valid travel documents. All guests are advised to check with the appropriate government authority to determine the necessary documents. A valid passport is required for U.S. citizens travelling to all international destinations. Passports must be valid for six (6) months after the return of your journey and should also have sufficient blank pages for visas and immigration stamps. Many destinations also require a visa for U.S. citizens; this will be indicated in your Pre-Travel Documentation. Non-U.S. citizens should contact the appropriate consular office for entry requirements pertaining to their journey. You may be refused boarding or disembarked from a vessel without liability for refund, payment, compensation, or credit of any kind if you do not have proper documentation, and you will be subject to any fine or other costs incurred by A&K which result from improper documentation or noncompliance with applicable regulations.

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