Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort & Sonora Resort

Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort & Sonora Resort

8 Days/7 Nights Roundtrip Vancouver

Price from$10,180

Visit the private and exclusive Canadian Siwash Lake guest ranch and family owned working ranch ~ an intimate adventure hideaway in the heart of British Columbia's cowboy country for horseback riding for a maximum of 32 guests.
The ranch is surrounded by 80,000 acres of pristine British Columbia wilderness. Wildlife thrives here among our natural grasslands, forests, lakes, and rivers. This remarkable, eco-friendly setting provides a refreshing oasis of wilderness solitude, filled with enriching moments for adventurous people who seek the finer things in life. Riding horses is the highlight of a ranch holiday and the ranch has a well-loved and responsive herd available to suit your experience, where you're trying horseback riding for the first time or are a seasoned horseman or woman. You will be treated to your own horse for the duration of your stay, with extra care taken in giving you a mount that matches your abilities and personality.
Then stay at the exclusive Sonora Resort. 5 Star accommodation, an extraordinary level of attention and service, and breathtaking outdoor adventure without compromise. Sonora is an absolute jewel amid the wild beauty and pristine waters of B.C.'s West Coast. All this and more awaits you at this one of a kind Resort, the ultimate all-inclusive Super Natural paradise whether you're into sport fishing or just taking in the best of British Columbia.
Whether you want action-packed adventure or a decadent luxury BC spa and wellness getaway, you'll find it at Sonora Resort. Fish world famous salmon-filled waters with expert guides. Explore remote glaciers by helicopter. Brave ocean rapids in comfort and safety for close-up views of grizzly bears, orcas, sea lions and dolphins. Luxury and privacy are the hallmarks of the superb accommodations. Each of the uniquely themed lodges offers spacious rooms with incredibly comfortable queen or king sized beds, top quality linens and cosy goosedown duvets. Tasteful furnishings, sumptuous private baths, modern amenities, and spectacular ocean views complete the picture. Sonora's eight different lodge accommodation layouts, featuring a total of 117 beds, offer a convenient selection for groups large and small, including a variety of attractive fire places, and blissful hot tubs to soak your cares away.
Each lodge also has a common area where guests can socialise. From the tranquillity wall, a waterfall flowing down a natural rock surface, to the view from the spa lounge overlooking the ocean, the luxurious Spa & Wellness Centre calms and rejuvenates. With worldclass services designed to soothe and pamper you from head to toe, this spa experience will relax and rejuvenate both your body and spirit. Spoil yourself with a massage, body wrap and facial, or a soothing soak in hot mineral pools overlooking the Pacific Ocean - the perfect way to relax. Enjoy the yoga and pilates studio, gym, massage rooms, all weather tennis courts, outdoor pool and more.
Experience the state of the art therapeutic new Hydrotherapy tub with 252 programmable jets, proven to ease back pain, improve mobility and relax stressed muscles.

Day 1. Vancouver > Siwash Lake Guest Ranch Depart Vancouver by scheduled airline to Williams Lake and transfer to the Ranch. Welcome to a private an exclusive Canadian guest ranch and family owned working ranch - an intimate adventure hideaway in the heart of British Columbia's cowboy country for horseback riding for a maximum of 32 guests.

Days 2-4: Siwash Lake Guest Ranch The ranch is surrounded by 80,000 acres of pristine British Columbia wilderness. Wildlife thrives here among our natural grasslands, forests, lakes, and rivers. This remarkable, eco-friendly setting provides a refreshing oasis of wilderness solitude, filled with enriching moments for adventurous people who seek the finer things in life. Riding horses is the highlight of a ranch holiday and the ranch has a well-loved and responsive herd available to suit your experience, where you're trying horseback riding for the first time or are a seasoned horseman or woman. You will be treated to your own horse for the duration of your stay, with extra care taken in giving you a mount that matches your abilities and personality.

Spend the first day, one-on-one with the ranch owners and hosts, learning the lay of the land and natural western horsemanship. Wilderness tips will be on the agenda, too. After this orientation process, and a few fabulous rides continue riding as little or as much s you like for the rest of your stay - on miles of trails that meander out from the ranch through 80,00 acres of pristine ranch land.

Day 5: Siwash Lake Guest Ranch > Vancouver Its time to say goodbye to British Columbia's interior with a transfer to Williams Lake and scheduled flight back to Vancouver. Upon arrival in Vancouver a transfer is included to your downtown hotel.

Day 6: Vancouver > Sonora Resort This afternoon transfer by helicopter or floatplane to Sonora Resort on beautiful Sonora Island. The island is an absolute jewel amidst the wild beauty and pristine waters of British Columbia's West Coast. After your arrival, get settled and explore the resort before you enjoy a delicious Pacific Northwestern gourmet dinner.

Day 7: Sonora Resort Sonora Resort is not only a Relais & Chateaux luxury resort, with it stunning setting amongst towering trees, postcard views and the background music of waves lapping the shoreline, it also 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. Fishing is one of the key experiences at the reosrt with heli-fly-fishing, river fly-fishing and salmon fishing available. You'll experience five star accommodations, an extraordinary level of attention and service, and breathtaking outdoor adventures. At the end of the day why not have your catch prepared the way you like it?

Day 8: Sonora Resort > Vancouver It's time to say good-bye to British Columbia's coastal wilderness and take the floatplane or helicopter back to Vancouver.

Sonora Resort offer the following Optional Outdoor Adventure Activities:

• Guided Grizzly Tours (15 Aug - 15 Oct) Includes 30 minute return Eco tour boat transportation and viewing from three Grizzly Stations (5 hours) - AU$647 (Minimum Child age 8 years)

• Guided Zodiac Nature Tour (1 May - 15 Oct) Guided tour viewing wildlife, marine and world famous waterways (1 hour)- AU$111

• Phillips River Ecological and Cultural Tour(5 hours)(1 May - 15 Oct) AU$523

• Guided Salmon Fishing (1 May - 15 Oct) In 22 - 25' Cruiser Boats including all fishing equipment (4 hours) - AU$835 (Per boat 1 to 3 people)

Prices are per person (except for fishing which is per boat)

• Scheduled flight from Vancouver to Williams Lake • Transfer from Williams Lake Airport to Siwash Lake Guest Ranch • 4 nights' luxury tent accommodation at Siwash Lake Guest Ranch • Gourmet meals and snacks • Beverages including premium wine, spirits and beer • Signature horse program, daily horseback riding (10am-5pm) with your own horse assigned for duration of stay • All other guided activities including: fly-fishing, skeet shooting, wilderness survival (learn outdoors skills) and hiking, yoga/pilates classses • Self guided activities including: swimming, canoeing and mountain biking (guides and lessons available if requested) • Transfer to Williams Lake Airport • Scheduled flight from Williams Lake to Vancouver • Private transfer from Vancouver (South Terminal) Airport to hotel • 1 night at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver • Private transfer from hotel to Vancouver (South Terminal) Airport • Transfer by helicopter or floatplane from Vancouver to Sonora Resort • 2 nights' accommodation at Sonora Resort • Gourmet meals and snacks • Complimentary wireless internet • Complimentary phone calls anywhere in the world • All beverages (liquor, house wine, domestic beer, soft drinks, juices & water) • Use of all amenities at the resort - including outdoor heated pool, hot tubs, steam rooms, sauna, fitness room, tennis court, games room with billiards, shuffle board, foosball, virtual golf course, state of the art movie theatre. • Floatplane or helicopter from Sonora Resort to Vancouver Airport (South Terminal)

Pricing (per person) $AUD

Type TWIN SINGLE EXTRAS

2016

2 Jun - 23 Jun

28 Jun - 30 Aug

1 Sep - 22 Sep

-

$10,180

$11,522

$10,444

-

$17,101

$19,725

$17,569

Child

$8,119

$8,400

N/A

Departs

2016
Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday
Jun 2, 5, 7, 9 12, 14, 16, 19, 21,23, 26, 28, 30
Jul 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28, 31
Aug 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30
Sep 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 25

Transfers included by floatplane or helicopter directly to Sonora Resort - 60 minutes each way
Grizzly Bear prime time viewing is Sep/Oct
Salmon Fishing prime time is in Jul

Booking conditions

Deposit requirement 50% upon booking.

Extra rate is for Children ages 2-12yrs when sharing accommodation with two adults.

Please refer to World Journeys terms & conditions.

Not included

Gratuities

Gratuity

Suggested gratuities of CAD$45 per day per guest for Sonora Resort staff, and CAD$40 per guest for fishing guides is not included.

Siwash Lake Guest Ranch gratuities at your discretion.