Meaningful tour operator Rickshaw Travel has launched a brand new destination, Canada. Now offering both ready-made self-drive itineraries and a number of bite-sized trips in the destination, Rickshaw Travel allows customers to design their own holiday by piecing together their bite-sized trips and, with the freedom of self-drive, to discover the country at their own pace.
For Rickshaw, a Canada holiday is all about taking some well-earned time out and getting back to nature. With the team’s specialist knowledge, travellers can look forward to unique experiences that discover the hidden side of this vast country. Whether it’s observing orcas, spotting wild black bears in their natural habitat, camping amongst the towering trees of national parks, or hiking through breath-taking mountain scenery, Rickshaw Travel offers something for everyone.
See below for a selection of the brand new experiences available or visit www.rickshawtravel.co.uk.
Ready-made self-drive Itineraries:
Spend two weeks on the road exploring the native wildlife, epic road trips and stunning vistas of West Canada. From spotting whales and black bears on Vancouver Island to riding the Whistler Gondola over the tree tops enjoying 360 degree mountain views – the West boasts something for every traveller’s needs.
*Book a 15 day/14 night trip from £1,998 per person. Itinerary includes: Vancouver, Victoria, Tofino, Whistler, Wells Gray, Jasper, Banff/Canmore
Start off your three-week holiday touring the epic Rocky Mountains, wine tasting in the Okanagan Valley, and pit-stopping in a traditional Tipi next to Thompson River. To finish, you can spend your time wildlife spotting before immersing yourself in the hustle and bustle of Vancouver city.
*Book a 17 day/16 night trip from £2,228 per person. Itinerary includes: Canmore/Banff, Jasper, Wells Gray/Clearwater, Thompson River Okanagan Valley, Telegraph Cove, Tofino, and Vancouver.
Canada is the perfect option for an adventure-filled family holiday, with plenty of family-friendly accommodation, and outdoor experiences that will keep the children entertained. So if you are longing for an adventure to share with the kids, this itinerary is for you.
From zip lining past the peaks of Whistler to cycling through the meadows of Sun Peaks and staying in a traditional Tipi next to Thompson River; the whole family is certain to have an adventure of a lifetime.
*Book a 15 day/14 night trip from £2,485 per adult and £1,425 per child. Itinerary includes: Vancouver, Whistler, Thompson River, Sun Peaks, Wells Gray/Clearwater, Jasper, Banff/Canmore and Calgary.
Rickshaw’s top picks of bite-sized trips in Canada
Set sail on a whale watching excursion of a lifetime on Vancouver Island. Your vessel, a large rubber dingy, will ensure you get a breath-taking glimpse of these magnificent creatures but at a responsible distance; cameras at the ready! Finish your trip by exploring Victoria City on foot, seeing first-hand the hustle and bustle of this atmospheric city. For those looking for a different view, there is the option to enjoy the breath-taking scenery from above on a seaplane.
*Add a 3 day/2 night bite-sized trip in Victoria to your itinerary from £258 per person. Additional seaplane excursion from £98 per person. Please note, a minimum of three bite-sized trips is needed to complete your itinerary.
Experience the ruggedness of Vancouver by Kayak on this five day trip. The trip will take you off the beaten path and into the wilderness for a couple of nights camping in the forest. Kayak through the fjords and keep an eye out for Orcas, make pit stops for short hikes, and immerse yourself in the majestic nature of this lesser explored area.
*Add a 5 day/4 night bite-sized trip at the Orca Base Camp, Port McNeill to your itinerary from £765 per person. Friday departure only. Please note, a minimum of three bite-sized trips is needed to complete your itinerary.
Pacific Rim National Park in Tofino is one of the best places in Canada to spot wild black bears in their natural habitat. Jump aboard a rubber dinghy and spot these glorious creatures in the water as theysearch for food. Afterwards, you can enjoy hiking routes through the wooden walkways, rocky paths and empty sandy beaches.
*Add a 3 day/2 night trip in Tofino to your itinerary from £265 per person. Please note, a minimum of three bite-sized trips is needed to complete your itinerary.
About Rickshaw Travel:
Rickshaw Travel is an independent tour operator based in Brighton. They are committed to providing enriching, immersive travel experiences that take holidaymakers off the beaten path and into the heart of local communities.
Meaningful travel – or travelling in a way that everybody benefits from – is the core ethos of Rickshaw: the traveller benefits from enriching experiences where they learn something new (about the destination, culture, a skill or about themselves) and at the same time the local people, animals and/or environment benefit too.
Rickshaw Travel’s individual approach to independent exploration enables adventurous holidaymakers to visit the heart of a destination and experience the real spirit of a local culture. Rickshaw specialises in offering small-scale, authentic accommodation that truly reflects the character of each destination.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Rickshaw Travel is proud to have built up a team of passionate Travel Specialists who each have extensive travel experience in their own dedicated destinations. They pride themselves on being open and honest about the places they have visited and are on hand to inspire and support travellers. The company’s style of travel is unique – Rickshaw’s dedicated Product Team has worked alongside the company’s in-destination partners to create a choice of carefully selected bite-size trips, typically 2-4 days long, which can be combined to create the perfect itinerary. Rickshaw’s bite-size trips include a range of local excursions, charming authentic accommodation and some transfers to ensure a hassle-free holiday. A minimum of three bite-sized trips must be combined to create a full itinerary.
Protecting nature and wildlife – and encouraging travellers to do the same – is also key for the Rickshaw team. They have recently partnered with Brighton-based organisation, ANIMONDIAL, to develop an animal welfare policy, as well as providing a ‘toolkit’ to help other small travel companies become more responsible. Rickshaw Travel has also committed to supporting the end of elephant riding by signing World Animal Protection’s elephant-friendly pledge and is in the process of auditing trips involving any type of wild animal interaction.
Rickshaw Travel now offers trips in 24 destinations across Asia, Central, South and North America, including Cuba, Vietnam, Myanmar, Thailand, India, Costa Rica, Peru, Borneo, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Chile, Brazil and Japan.
For more information, visit https://www.rickshawtravel.co.uk/, https://www.facebook.com/rickshawtravel/, https://twitter.com/Rickshaw_Travel or https://www.instagram.com/rickshaw_travel/ or call 01273 934 823.