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8–9 hours
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8–10 hours
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$475.84
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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$372.44
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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$377.92
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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$247.47
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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$317.27
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Full-day Tours
8–10 hours
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$574.63
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Bus Tours
6 hours
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  • philip s
    Monsey, New York6 contributions
    This is the first tour to do when you get to Banff. Richard and son are pleasant and knowledgeable. Comfortable ride without being too crowded. We got to see all the highlights with enough stopovers to get a feel for where to return to. I highly recommend this tour.
    Written 1 July 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Aamandaah
    2 contributions
    We had Manny as our driver and he was amazing!!! He was able to take us to 3 lakes and be able to explore Banff. He was very knowledgeable of all the areas he took us like what trailheads are nearby and activities that are available. He was very generous with the time we can stay in each area to explore. It was such an amazing day and I could not recommend Manny and this company enough!
    Written 2 July 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • natasha967
    2 contributions
    Loved the journey was able to stop off at alot of cool places for photo opportunities. The guides Brad and Marnie were fantastic and funny! Loved the glacier walk with Evan (who should have a lake named after him imo). Bonus we saw horned sheep and a black bear 🐻 on our journey!
    Written 26 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • ZHONGYIN Z
    1 contribution
    Great experience. The sights are very natural and the guide is very responsible. It was a very nice trip for my vacation. Thank you.
    Written 4 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Carolina H
    1 contribution
    This was the perfect day tour. Our tour guide,Samuel, was great! He knew a lot about the area and kept the group engaged the full day. It was obvious he loves his job and he made it enjoyable for everyone.
    There aren’t many food options in the area. They do stop for lunch and give you enough time to pick up something. I would recommend bringing snacks. There are also a couple restroom breaks, but some are mountain wash rooms (think porta potty).
    Written 20 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Guy H
    2 contributions
    Akcinya and Gery did a wonderful job getting us to all our adventure and giving us insight to the surroundings and history of the area. It was amazing going out on the ice field and the skywalk was a little scary but loved it in the end
    Written 3 July 2022
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  • Lynn C
    Saugatuck, MI39 contributions
    We spent a great day with a dedicated, knowledgeable guide who had endless great stories about the area in all seasons: history, geography, flora and fauna, outdoor activities, even a little bit of literature and the arts. The drive was comfortable and we were able to hit all of the highlights. Really great way to spend a day and let someone else do the planning and driving to the "must see" natural wonders.
    Written 28 June 2022
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  • Martha Y
    Lake Louise, Canada1 contribution
    Andrew and Sid did a wonderful job. Saw 4 bears, mountain goats, 3 lakes and a waterfall, which involved backing up the switchback. Highly recommend.
    Written 30 June 2022
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  • Hansi
    Gold Canyon, AZ1,420 contributions
    It’s one of the Dreams of thousands .People come from all over the world to travel on this road. It’s like travelling along Glacier Alley but a serious word of warning, these Glaciers are endangered, seriously endangered. They are melting down at an ever increasing speed. Global warming is visible every Kilometer you drive. We know this road intimately, we have travelled it many, many times. I have taken dozen’s of photos and COMPARED.
    SO GET OUT AND TRAVEL THIS ROAD, IT IS IN GREAT CONDITION, RARELY WILL SOMEONE SPEED, What for ?
    Take your time, there are many places to stop and enjoy nature at its very finest. You will NEVER regret it, honestly.
    Written 30 June 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Graham B
    Stoke-on-Trent, UK2 contributions
    This trip was nothing short of amazing. Tyler, our guide made the trip for us. He is very knowledgeable and gave loads of Information and facts about the area and wildlife. The drive from Banff to Golden was very interesting, Tyler actually spotted a Grizzly and was able to pull into a turnout safely so we could photograph from a safe distance. We also spotted 2 black bears, one right at the roadside. Again, Information and story's recounted en route to Kicking horse was very interesting. The ride in the open chair lift to see Boo is well organised and the talk from the guides is informative, especially the escape stories. Lunch was at Double Black which was OK then the Gondola ride to the top of the mountain was breathtaking. The views from the summit are impossible to describe and must be seen to be appreciated. On the return down the mountain we saw and were able to photograph Boo in his enclosure playing in water. The journey back to Banff was via a short stop at emerald lake, again a beautiful experience and chance for photos. Tyler recounted several encounters with bears on the return journey along with more facts about the parks. This trip is a must do if visiting Banff, we will certainly be re-booking on our next visit.
    Written 5 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Sherry L
    Raleigh, NC2 contributions
    Banff was brought life by Excellent Tour Guide, Stormm Ravenda, High Camp Banff Tours
    We did 2 different tours: #1 In search of Canadian Wildlife (3 hrs.), #2 Beauty of the Lakes & Mountains (1/2 day) - Personalized tours through Banff National Forest.
    Tour was never rushed, personable & professional. Stormm added great fun facts @ every stop.
    Exceeded expectations on every level!
    Written 30 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Aamandaah
    2 contributions
    Manny was our tour guide and he was amazing!!! He was able to take us to so many locations and was able to give us more than enough time so explore and do activities. We had such an amazing day and would definitely book with them again the next time we come back!!!
    Written 2 July 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Michelle C
    1 contribution
    I couldn't have asked for a better trip to see Banff. Kevin went above and beyond to ensure we had the best experience. If you're wanting to get the most out of a day trip, this is 100% the way to go! Thank you Kevin!
    Written 27 June 2022
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  • Sara186
    Atlanta, GA76 contributions
    Visited Banff with a friend to celebrate our birthdays and choose the Banff, Lake Louise & Moraine Lake Full Day Adventure Tour (small group). It was very well priced compared to the other tours and was a full 8 hour day of seeing Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Two Jacks, Lake Minewaka, Johnston Canyon, and Norquay. Our guide Sean was fantastic! He was friendly and knowledgeable. We visited in early/mid May and the snow was starting to melt so there was no ice skating (which was fine with us) and we got glimpses of that beautiful blue lakes you see on postcards. Sean provided us hiking sticks and cleats when needed. The time allotted was great and really felt we saw the best and most of Banff with this tour. Highly recommend!!
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • Ravi
    Sellersville, PA7 contributions
    Would highly recommend the Lake Louise and Moraine Lake Private Tour for breathtaking views of the lakes with the Rockies in the background and scenic spots along the majestic Bow River. We saw some wildlife including a black bear foraging on Mount Norquay. Our guide, Storm, had a wealth of knowledge on the history, flora and fauna of the area and is a great conversationalist. His professionalism and hospitality made this trip very memorable for us.
    Written 20 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.