The Hidden Treasures of Haida Gwaii With Fiona Anderson – July 14 -19, 2018 | Niche Travel

The Hidden Treasures of Haida Gwaii With Fiona Anderson – July 14 -19, 2018

$3,150per person

Tour Dates

based on 2 sharing

Haida Gwaii, formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, is a remote archipelago steeped in culture and history. The traditional territory of the Haida First Nation, the Islands isolated location and unique climate make it a special destination for visitors interested in exploring nature and engagement with the Haida people. Meet a local 'Haida Watchman' and learn about his ancient village, shop for local arts and crafts and meet the artisans who make them, explore the old growth forests and beaches and experience a traditional Haida Feast! Join Fiona for this fascinating exploration of Haida Gwaii’s history, arts, and culture. 


Your package includes:

- Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
- Group Arrival and Departure Transfers
- Sightseeing as per itinerary
- Entrance fees to museums and sites mentioned in itinerary
- Expert services of a Local Tour Guide

Price per person land only $3,150.00 plus GST based on two sharing and a minimum of 10 passengers (Limited to a maximum of 12). Not included: personal expenses, airfare and taxes, meals not specified, gratuities. Single supplement $399.00 plus GST. *Private transfers are available at an additional cost for those not arriving at the same time as the group. Hold your space with a $500 non-refundable deposit.

 

To book contact:

Phone: (250)480-0008 or Toll free: 866-544-0008

Email: info@nichetravel.ca    1889 Oak Bay Ave Victoria BC V89R 1C6 BC Reg. 63139

Itinerary:

Day 1                    Arrive Haida Gwaii                                                                                                             

Welcome to Haida Gwaii! On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your local accommodation. The remainder of the evening is at your leisure.

Overnight: Sea Raven or Similar (D)

 Day 2                    Skedans day trip                                                                                                    

Your first full day in Haida Gwaii will be a truly memorable one as you travel by zodiac boat to Skedans. Greeted by a local ‘Haida Watchman’ you will learn about the ancient V illage of K’uuna Llnagaay through a mix of cultural and natural history.

Overnight: Sea Raven or Similar  (B/L/D)

 Day 3                   Old Massett and Tlell Artist Studios                                                                   

You travel North today and visit Old Massett (Haida Indian Reserve) with time for shopping at the local stores featuring silver, gold and argillite carvings, prints and paintings. After lunch, we travel to Tlell’s artisan row to meet the artists and learn about their craft. This evening we return to Queen Charlotte City.

Overnight: Sea Raven or Similar (B/L/D)

 Day 4                    Port Clements and  Naikoon Provincial Park                                               

Travelling back to the North end of the island we visit Port Clements en route to Naikoon Provincial Park. Explore the history of the town at the Port Clements museum, a historic church, and enjoy a short walk along Golden Sapling Trail to the famous Golden Sapling. Enjoy a picnic lunch at North Beach before embarking on a leisurely hike to Tow Hill blowhole and later Agate beach before travelling back to Queen Charlotte City early this evening.

Overnight: Sea Raven or similar (B/L/D)

 Day 5                    Haida Heritage                                                                                                      

Today immerse yourself in local traditions as we are met by a local guide and embark on an excursion to learn about traditional Haida Cedar Bark Stripping. Later today you arrive at the Haida Heritage Centre, featuring a series of long houses fronted by six traditional totem poles representing each of the 14 clans and is a celebration of the living culture of the Haida people.  After a guided tour of the Haida Heritage centre we join a local for a traditional Haida Feast.     

Overnight: Sea Raven or similar  (B/L/D)      

Day 6                    Depart Haida Gwaii                                                                                                       

Following Breakfast this morning, bid farewell to Haida Gwaii as you transfer to Sandspit for your flight home! (B)

 

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