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Featuring the best of BC’s Interior

One of our newest itineraries, this might just be one of our best trips of the year! It certainly takes “off-the-beaten-track” to new limits! Just north of Vancouver you will find the Cariboo Chilcotin Mountains; sparsely populated by humans and vibrant with wildlife. Nestled within these mountains is the Echo Valley Ranch and Spa. A working ranch and resort, Echo Valley is a tranquil space of beauty. Take a couple of days to enjoy the beauty of the valley and explore the history of this region with its surprisingly strong connection to Sacramento.

  • Spend 2 nights in comfort and luxury surrounded by the beauty of the Chilcotin Mountains at the Echo Valley Ranch
  • Step into the Gold Rush at Barkerville Historic Town and Park, with living history characters, and storytellers. Ride the stagecoach, visit with craftsmen, and enjoy the show.
  • Participate in a cooking demonstration, ride horseback through the wilderness, relax with a Thai massage at the Echo Valley Ranch
  • Visit a First Nation site – Xats’ull Heritage Village; and a Gold Rush-era site – Hat Creek
  • Dine next to the Fraser River, doze next to the South Thompson River
  • Roundtrip airfare to Vancouver/from Kamloops in addition to air between Vancouver and Prince George

Please note: Because of the remote nature of some of the places visited, it is recommended travelers are in stable health with good mobility as we will often be walking over rough gravel paths.

This vacation requires a valid passport!

  • Day 1

    An early morning flight to Vancouver provides time for some fun in the city before departing for the more remote areas of British Columbia. Explore Vancouver by SkyTrain, water taxi and foot. Stroll through Yaletown and ride the water taxi along False Creek to Granville Island Market. Pick up something in the marketplace for dinner, find a seat along the waterfront and enjoy the view. Fairmont Airport Hotel

  • Day 2

    This morning catch a short flight to Prince George. Lunch will be waiting at the Northern Lights Winery, located on the banks of the Fraser River. Walk through this unique “vineyard” featuring raspberries, blackberries, goji berries and other fruits used in the locally produced wines. Travel south along the Cariboo Waggon Road, following the Fraser River, this afternoon to Quesnel. Sandman Hotel – 2 nights (L)

  • Day 3

    Immerse yourself into the history of the area as you travel back in time to 1862 in Barkerville. Walk the unique streetscape of 100+ heritage buildings and even pan for some gold of your own. Most importantly, learn about a few Sacramento men and their role in the “settling” of Barkerville. (D)

  • Day 4

    Continue along the Waggon Road with stops at the Sugar Shack for a beavertail treat, a visit with an elder at Xats’ull Heritage Village, and a cup of proper English Tea before a journey into the mountains. Yes, we leave the pavement behind and travel an hour on a dirt road into Echo Valley. Once at the ranch, you will be greeted by the official welcome committee…the ranch dogs! Surrounded by the Southern Chilcotin Mountains, your companions for the next two days will be the ranch animals, along with the exceptional staff: a world-class chef, Thai massage therapists, and yes, even ranch wranglers. You will find that the comfortable rooms, warm hospitality, and tranquil beauty make it easy for you to settle in each night. Echo Valley Ranch – 2 nights (L,D)

  • Day 5

    Echo Valley Ranch is a unique blend of three cultures: Canadian Western, Thai, and First Nations. Everything at the ranch, activities, food and furnishings, honors these traditions. On this full day at the resort choose from a massage, cooking demonstration, horseback riding, nature walk, or maybe just sitting on the porch. Sorry folks, no shopping experiences here; just Mother Nature at her best! (FB,L,D)

  • Day 6

    Return to the Waggon Road and a further taste of the Cariboo Gold Rush with a brief stop at the historic Hat Creek Ranch before arriving into Kamloops. South Thompson Inn and Guest Ranch (FB,L,D)

  • Day 7

    Stroll along the river this morning, or take in an optional visit to the Wildlife Park (as time allows), before your mid-morning flight. Return with a fresh view of British Columbia’s back roads, wildlife, rivers and mountains in your memory. This is a fantastic journey into the heart of the province. (FB)


A Day Out in San Francisco

Enjoy a ride to The City for a day of shopping, lunch or just looking around! The coach will drop you at Pier 39/ Fishermens Wharf and Union Square.


A Magical Luncheon

First presented as a mystery daytrip last summer with three departures, this “Magical Luncheon” received rave reviews! Host Gerry Griffin welcomes you to his house of fun and illusion for the afternoon. A very tasty pre-set menu is served with tableside magic and humor. Then sit back and enjoy the show that is filled with laughter and illusion. You will come away mystified.


A Port, A President and The Pageant of the Masters

Art comes to life at one of the world’s most unique festivals

7 Days · 11 Meals

Your trip includes all accommodations, airfare from Sacramento*, all listed activities and the services of a Sports Leisure Tour Director

*If applicable. Not traveling from Sacramento? Not a problem, just give us a call.

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