Traversing the rockies
DO you want to see rolling hills of green? Snow- capped peaks? How about a sprinkling of pine forests and desert hills, too? What if you can see all that and more on a Rocky Mountaineer rail package? Not only do you get to view these natural beauties of Western Canada, but see them all in the lap of luxury.
Nature has never looked better:
The 8D7N Western Explorer itinerary is a great introduction to the vast Western Canadian wilderness. Your journey begins in Vancouver, with a day to explore the city’s sights such as the Vancouver Lookout Tower for a bird’s- eye view of the city. The next day, a change of scenery awaits you as you board the star of your journey, the Rocky Mountaineer train. Pass by the green hills of Fraser Valley, the tall peaks of the Coast Mountains, and the raging waters of Hells Gate. Getting closer eastwards, the scenery opens up to sprawling pine forests and dusty desert hills before you arrive at Kamloops.
The next day, continue further eastwards to Jasper on the Rocky Mountaineer train, but not before passing by some serenely surreal natural landmarks – among them are the Thompson River along the walls of the Fraser Canyon, Pyramid Falls and Albreda Icefields. Jasper is an outdoorsy haven – the Jasper National Park is home to an array of wildlife such as elk, caribou and grizzly bears.
Before arriving at the turquoise- tinged waters of Lake Louise, a coach transfer will bring you to the Columbia Icefields and Athabasca Falls for an exploration of glaciers.
Revel in the beauty of Yoho National Park, which houses the Spiral Tunnels and Emerald Lake.
Next on your journey is Banff National Park, Canada’s first Unesco- protected park.
The highlights of this day are the gondola ride up to Sulphur Mountain and the helicopter summit over the majestic Canadian Rockies. The trip ends in the quaint prairie city of Calgary,
known for its cowboy legacy.
Top of the class travel:
Although experiencing the Canadian Rockies can be done via coach, nothing rivals the unparalleled experience of viewing the Rockies on the Rocky Mountaineer.
This multiple award winning rail service has been regarded as “one of the world’s greatest trips”.
With fully domed glass windows for panoramic views, gourmet meals sourced from the freshest local ingredients prepared by award- winning chefs, top- notch service, and entertaining and engaging commentary from hosts – they all make for a luxurious journey unlike any other.
This MATTA Fair, receive savings of up to RM2,400 per couple when you book a Rocky Mountaineer package for 2016.
There’s a special summer departure of the 8D7N Western Explorer package on June 16 valued at RM12,520 whereby you get savings of up to RM3,800 per couple.
Sedunia Travel is the General Sales Agent for Rocky Mountaineer.
Visit Sedunia Travel at Hall 2 Booth No. 2154- 2183 to enquire about a Rocky Mountaineer package. For details, call 03- 2142 0222 ( open Saturday and Sunday) or visit www. seduniatravel. com/ matta- fair.
Icefield Pathway from Lake Louise to Jasper – one of the most scenic driveways in the world.
This rocky Mountaineer package includes an overnight stay in Fairmont chateau, Lake Louise.