LODGE RIDING VACATION
Explore the Chilko Valley by horseback on an exciting and fun one week riding vacation, while staying at the comforts of the Tsylos Lodge.
SEASON DATESJune 16 –Oct 13th Sunday to Sunday
Seven Night Lodge Horseback Riding Vacation Package Sunday to Sunday US$ 3395.00 per person plus GST tax.
- Prices based on double occupancy.
- 25% single supplement for private single room (limited availability)
- Flight Vancouver to Tsylos return ( charter aircraft)
- 7 nights' accommodations based on dbl occupancy.
- Six days Horse Riding
- One Day Lake trip by boat for hiking, sightseeing,
- Horse, tack, and saddle bags
- Xeni Gwet'in User fee
- Use of canoes and kayaks
NOT INCLUDED IN PACKAGE
- GST Tax 2.5% non-Canadians ( 5% Canadians)
- Beverages from the bar
- Fishing or fishing licenses
PLEASE NOTE:The lodge riding is suitable for intermediate to advanced riders.
Rides are from 10-25 km longs and are from 4 -6 hours in duration.
Weight Limits for horse riders is 200 lbs. Please check as we may have a suitable horse for your weight, height, and riding experience.
All riders must be physically fit, able to mount and dismount both sides of a horse, walk, trot, canter, and saddle up.
The single supplement will include a private room, but it may have a shared bathroom with the same gender. ( Limited availability)
There are normally 8 riders per guide depending on rider skills and conditions.
Ride schedules change daily based on weather and best conditions.
Riding helmet is recommended for all riders, but mandatory for riders under the age of 16. We don’t have a supply of riding helmets at the lodge.
RESERVATIONSTo reserve the space a 50% deposit of the total trip price is due at the time of reservation. The balance is due 60 days in advance of the trip. The deposit can be made by Visa, MasterCard, or US Wire Transfer.
TRAVEL AND TRIP CANCELLATION P0LICYWe highly recommend trip cancellation insurance. As both the deposit and final balance are non-refundable if you have to cancel the trip for whatever reason.
FLIGHT INFORMATIONADDRESS: Signature Building, 5360 Airport Road South, Richmond BC VANCOUVER TO TSYLOS CHECK IN: 8:50 AM, plane starts loading at 9:00 am, DEPARTURE: 9:30 AM TSYLOS TO VANCOUVER DEPARTS LODGE 8:30 AM arrives in Vancouver by 1:00 pm. Please do not make connecting flights out of Vancouver to home until after 3:30 pm. This allows for delays due to weather conditions as well as enough time to transfer between airports and clear customs.
LUGGAGE RESTRICTIONS:The amount of luggage deviates depending on temperatures and the airport that we use. Normally passengers can have 35-40 lbs. maximum luggage per person in soft luggage. No hard case suitcases, please.
VEHICLE TRANSFERS BETWEEN AIRPORT AND LODGEWe use three different airports to transport guests from Vancouver to Tsylos. In the off season when passenger numbers are lower, we can use the small Chilko airport with a six passenger charter plane. In the peak season we are using an 18 passenger beech 1900. This aircraft requires a larger strip such as Anaheim Lake airport or Puntzi Airport. These airports are a 1.5-2 hour drive from the lodge. We pick you up at the airport and drive to the lodge in time for lunch.
ITEMS TO BRING FOR YOUR HORSE RIDING VACATIONOur weather can be hot, cold, or wet, appropriate attire suitable to the great outdoors and changing weather conditions is a must. Dressing in layers that you can add on or take off is best. So here are a few items to help ensure you have a great trip.
AROUND THE LODGECamera, batteries, flashlight, sun screen, bug juice, swim suit for Jacuzzi, comfortable clothing and footwear for around the lodge, fleece jacket or sweater for cool to cold evenings, shorts, toiletries, and special medications.
LODGE RIDINGRiding gloves, riding boots with heel, wide brimmed hat or helmet, bandana, riding chaps, and water bottle. Comfortable riding pants, rain gear, warm jacket, riding socks.