Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
Enjoy an extraordinary sense of seclusion and a unique experience at this all-inclusive small wilderness resort. Spend your days wildlife viewing, whale watching, pampered in the decadent spa or simply relax in your luxury tent complete with antique dressers and tea tables, opulent rugs, oil lamps and heirloom china.
Thousands of pristine acres, hundreds of miles of abandoned roads, old-growth forest trails, volcanic beach-scapes, alpine valleys, lush fern gardens, and intertidal waterways attract all manner of untamed marine wildlife. Bears, martens, eagles, whales, seals, sea lions, puffins, porpoises and several endangered species of birds call the sound their home.
An enclave of great white canvas guest and suite tents, plus dining tents, spa tents, and lounge tents offers visitors a taste of how the fortunate spent their summers 'roughing it' some one hundred years ago. Outpost guest tents, like the lounge and spa tents, are roomy, great white canvas prospector-style quarters built on discreetly-situated raised wooden platforms, connected by cedar boardwalks. All, under canopy of the rainforest and along the water's edge. Guest quarters are 20 roomy prospector style white canvas tents on raised wooden platforms and offer a choice of one queen or two single Adirondack-style beds with luxuriant down duvets. Five-star food and beverage service, world-class amenities, sumptuous interiors, and super natural adventure, leave nothing wanting, no detail undone.
Day 1: Vancouver > Clayoquot Wilderness Resort Depart Vancouver mid afternoon by float-plane for a thrilling 55 minute sea-plane flight across Strathcona Provincial park to a very special retreat - Clayoquot Wilderness Resort.
Upon arrival you will be shown to your luxurious and spacious safari style tented accommodation. These luxury tents have an en-suite bathroom with flush lavatory and shower. By design there is no in-room television or telephone, but the resort's wireless and high-speed satellite internet and cellular phone systems keep guests in touch. The excellence of the meals is hard to describe, except to say that all meals, which feature only local produce and natural ingredients, are memorable in their own right.
During the evening you will have a chance for an in depth conversation with your hosts about just what activities, adventures and spa treatments you would like to experience during your stay. This is an absolutely personalised service where you write your own agenda with expert guides and tuition on hand, whether you wish to go trail riding on horses, mountain biking in the wilderness, kayaking, bear and whale watching, fly or deep sea fishing or even snorkelling with the salmon.
Days 2-4: Clayoquot Wilderness Resort Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve is a fragile and breathtaking temperate rainforest surrounded by calming rivers and wild coastal beaches
The resort spa provides a variety of relaxing services, including hot stone massages and outdoor hot tubs that overlook the pristine wilderness.
Daily wilderness activities are highly personalized and customized based on each guest's experience level, willingness and desires. This means no "signing up" for particular activities in advance and the ability to choose what you want to do each day. Every evening the Activities Directors will sit with you personally and design your adventures for the next day, depending on weather, tidal charts, wildlife sightings and your willingness to go wild! As Clayoquot specializes in remote experiences, guests may choose to be taken to a pristine and secluded beach to learn how to surf, have a First Nations guide escort them on a day long hike to the "Wild Side" interpretive trail and Flores Island, be taken on a mountain fed, rushing river in a kayak, or experience a gentler ocean kayak cruise to private inlets and hidden coves.
Horsemanship and riding are signatures of the resort, with a range of talented horses for the beginner to the expert rider. You can also go clay pigeon or target shooting. Wildlife viewing is also part of daily life, whether guests go in search of black bears and whales or see the wildlife on the outskirts of camp, kept there by a team of well trained and well loved dogs.
Day 5: Clayoquot Wilderness Resort > Vancouver After another full day at the Resort it is time to say good-bye with a 4.30 pm departure flight by floatplane back to Vancouver.
• 4 nights' accommodation in selected category, evening turndown service and room amenities • All beverages including house wine and beer • Gratuities • All gourmet meals and snacks • All beverages (house bar, wine and beer) • Return seaplane flights Vancouver/Outpost Guided and unguided activities include: • Hiking • Kayaking • Horseback Riding • Mountain Biking • Surfing • Wildlife Viewing (whales, sea otters, eagles, bears) • Canopy Viewing Platform & Zipline • Walk the Wild Side Tour • Archery • Rocky Climbing • Paint Ball • 1/2 Day Salt and Fresh Water Fishing (minimum 2 guests per boat) • One hour Massage
Pricing (per person) $AUD
24 May - 16 Sep
Booking conditions • 50% deposit required at time of booking
• Full payment required 90 days prior to departure
• Ask your Travel Agent or World Journeys for 4 or 8 day packages
• 50% deposit required at time of booking • Full payment required 90 days prior to departure • Ask your Travel Agent or World Journeys for 4 or 8 day packages