Experience two spectacular Newfoundland treasures in one amazing trip as you set off to explore the province’s western edge on this bespoke 7-day adventure. Start your getaway in Gros Morne National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the only places in the world that showcases the Earth’s mantle. See the area through the eyes of her first inhabitants on a private and immersive Indigenous tour. Hike part of the Big Lookout Hike, venture into Winterhouse Brook Canyon for panoramic views and visit a traditional fishing village along the coast of the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
Get an aerial view of the mountainous coast as you fly by private helicopter to remote Fogo Island. You’ll feel like you’ve landed on the edge of the world as you explore the natural wonders and delightful culture of Fogo Island, all while staying at the award-winning Fogo Island Inn – ranked one of the top 5 hotels in the world. A personal, local guide will be your community ambassador.
Day 1: Gros Morne
Arrive at Deer Lake International airport with transfer to Gros Mrone National Park. A short walk on the fabled Big Lookout Hike completes this UNESCO Heritage Site with adventure options of a 4km guided walk on the Tablelands trail. Venture into Winterhouse Brook Canyon to get panoramic views of the special slopes.
Day 2: Exploring Gros Morne
You will experience, Discover Mekapisk, which is Gros Morne’s 1st Indigenous Tour. This is a private journey back in time where we look at Gros Morne National Park through the eyes of her first inhabitants, while in search of marine life and picture-perfect views.
Your group exclusively joins a local indigenous guide in a sea-going zodiac to an isolated cove in Bonne Bay where we’ll explore what attracted successive Indigenous groups to this area. To understand how the First Peoples lived, we’ll look at the land from their perspective, look to the sea with their needs in mind, and hold the raw materials of their tools in our hands.
Enjoy a short walk on a game trail and explore the plants and animals that sustained early human life here. Check out the views from a headland, looking for the marine life that was so important to First Peoples in this area. Try your hand at making fire using stone age tools, cooking bannock and roasting capelin over an open fire. Gather around the fire for tales of the triumphs and tragedies of our ancestors. A gourment picnic lunch with stop at a remote beach for an unforgettable lunch with views of the Tablelands.
After lunch, cruise to the historic waterfront town of Woody Point. Visit the Parks Canada Discovery Centre to get stunning views of the park’s south side and beyond before you brush up your knowledge on the area’s geological anomalies.
Finish the adventure with a Visit the traditional fishing village of Trout River along the coast of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Try some seafood hors d’oeuvres at the award-winning Seaside Restaurant paired with a pint of Quidi Vidi’s Brewery’s famous Iceberg Beer. Neddie’s Harbour Inn’s luxurious accommodations and comfortable beds is a great way to enjoy your nights in the national park.
Day 3: Journey to Fogo Island
Enjoy an unforgettable morning helicopter ride with spectacular aerial coastal views and inland fjord fly-overs on your way to Fogo Island. The afternoon includes local entertainment with a walk around Joe Batt’s Arm, a scenic fishing village. Here you can meander along many coastal trails offering rugged views.
Then you can make your way to a classic Newfoundland kitchen party, complete with local fiddlers playing traditional jigs and reels. It’s a quintessential Newfoundland experience that offers a glimpse into life on the island before confederation with Canada.
After an epic day of scenic touring, island hopping, foot-stomping music, guests will enjoy a relaxing night at the renowned Fogo Island Inn, named one of the top hotels in the world by the New York Times.
Day 4-6: Exploring Fogo Island
As a guest of the Fogo Island Inn, you can choose from a myriad of expertly curated activities, including active adventures, culture connections, nature and wildlife, cuisine, community immersion and many more. End the day with a gourmet dinner in the inn’s elegant dining room overlooking the sea. Based on locally sourced ingredients such as hearty berries, edible plants, root vegetables, North Atlantic seafood, and sumptuous wild game, every dish reflects one of Fogo’s seven seasons and tells a story about the unique culture and heritage of
Day 7: Departure
Take one final trip via helicopter over the scenic interior landscape of Newfoundland to transport you to Gander International Airport for your return flight home.