All Trips are Multi-Activity
We choose destinations that are especially scenic AND offer an array of fun ways to explore the outdoors. For example, our Canadian Rockies trip includes the following activities: canoeing, riding a gondola , three hikes, walking a glacier, boating on a scenic lake, soaking in hot pools and white water rafting. These are not hiking trips with a white water rafting day included nor are they sea-kayaking trips with "photography" listed as an activity! Each trip is a true multi-activity vacation.
The last thing anyone on a guided trip wants to think about is paying for something extra. Canyon Calling trips include all meals, all accommodation, all land and sea transport, all activities, all guide services and tipping and all entrance fees to museums, attractions and national parks.
One Fitness Rating
All our trips are designed for moderately-fit women. If you're 30 pounds over or under weight then you may struggle with some of our activities. If you have depth perception problems, you may find our hikes challenging as they are sometimes over rocky ground. In general, if you are reasonably active in your life then you'll do just fine on our trips. This means you should be able to hike 5-8 miles over undulating terrain in one day. We choose a hiking pace that is comfortable for all and we take the time to soak in the views, smell the flowers and photograph the wildlife. We select rafting trips where the rapids are rated 3's with the odd 4 thrown in - 5's are out of the question. We choose kayaking trips where the wind is usually at our backs on the way home and on horseback rides we always go slowly downhill.
Photos of You!
Our guides take photos of you and give you a CD to go home with so that after each trip so you can choose the prints you want. On vacation, you're usually busy photographing the scenery. We make sure that you have photos of you and your companions and we know all the best places and ideal opportunities to get those shots. We also have a Tour Book in which we include all the trips in a calendar year. We invite you to record your thoughts in this book at the end of the trip and afterwards we place the best photos of the trip alongside your comments. These books are poured over by first time and repeat customers alike and are enjoyed by all.