Snow and Sand Escape

Canada
Beach Holiday
Partially Guided
Snow and Sand Escape

Snow and Sand Escape

Prices

From $3,525USD

Difficulty

Partially-Guided

Hotels

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Highlights

Have a winter adventure in the Quebec wilderness and then warm up on sunny beaches

Surround yourself in a winter wonderland at a log cabin in the Outaouais wilderness.

Enjoy a snowmobile excursion, a dog sled adventure, and other winter activities in nature.

Discover the dynamic city of Miami, where you can enjoy great food, nightlife, and beautiful beaches.

Relax on the pristine white beaches of Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas and learn to live the island life.

Sometimes it’s hard to decide if you want to spend your vacation enjoying your favourite winter sports or visiting someplace warm for some much-needed vitamin D. The Snow and Sand Escape itinerary was designed so that you don’t have to choose! Take a winter wilderness getaway and then unwind in the sun on this unforgettable trip.

Start your holiday with three days in Duhamel at a cozy log cabin retreat. Take advantage of all the winter activities available from the lodge and go on a snowmobiling and dog sledding excursion for a quintessential Canadian wilderness experience. Then you’ll trade Quebec’s snow for Miami’s sun and spend some time at a beachfront Miami Beach hotel. After all your activity up north and the energy at Miami Beach, you’ll move one more time to discover the tranquillity of the Bahamas, where impossible blue water and pure white sand beaches welcome you. This tour combines three countries, two climates, and endless experiences to create a holiday you’ll never forget!

Snow and Sand Escape Itinerary

Day 1 Travel to Your Wilderness Retreat

When you arrive in Montreal, you’ll meet your transfer and journey to Duhamel. Here you’ll find your welcoming log cabin accommodations in beautiful Outaouais. Enjoy dinner at the lodge and explore your wild new surroundings!

Overnight Location
Wilderness Lodge in Duhamel
Meals
Dinner

Day 2 Snowmobiling Adventure

Start your day with an exhilarating snowmobile ride through the snowy wilderness. You’ll get a taste of this popular Canadian pastime on a half-day ride around Duhamel.

Spend the afternoon enjoying any of the complementary activities at the lodge or relax and watch the snow fall with a hot beverage.

Overnight Location
Wilderness Lodge in Duhamel
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Day 3 Dog Sled Expedition

Today your travels through the Duhamel woods will be very different than yesterday’s! The sled dog guide will introduce you to the team of adorable dogs who will be powering today’s adventure. After an introductory lesson, you’ll climb aboard a dog sled and let your team pull you across the trails.

Overnight Location
Wilderness Lodge in Duhamel
Meals
Breakfast, dinner

Day 4 Return to the City

You’ll have time to get outside this morning or visit the nearby spa before you’ll take your transfer to Montreal. Enjoy a walk through the charming snow-covered streets of Old Montreal and have dinner in one of the many fantastic local restaurants.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Montreal
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Say Goodbye to the Snow

This morning you’ll pack your winter clothes away and get ready to say goodbye to the snow. A private transfer will bring you to the airport so you can catch your flight to Miami. The warm Florida air will greet you in Miami, and when you land you can pick up your rental car and head to your Miami Beach hotel.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Miami Beach
Meals
None

Day 6 Explore Miami

During your stay in Miami, your itinerary is completely flexible, and you have full use of your rental car to explore this lively destination. Visit downtown to discover the unique Miami architecture, food, and culture. Or, find a spot on the beach and plunk yourself down for some rays. If you’re feeling adventurous, snorkelling and scuba diving are available.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Miami Beach
Meals
None

Day 7 Enjoy the Miami Sun and Sand

If you spend yesterday sightseeing, today would be a great day to spend on the beach. Take advantage of the miles of magnificent beach and for a stroll or just bask in the sun. When you’re taking a refreshing dip in the ocean it will be hard to imagine that it was only a few days ago that you were dog sledding through the snow!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Miami Beach
Meals
None

Day 8 Jet to the Islands

After a few days at the lively Miami beaches, it’s time for a change of pace! Drop your car rental off at the airport and take your flight to Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas. You have the next four days to enjoy the Bahamian sunshine from your beachfront hotel.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Great Abaco Island
Meals
None

Day 9 Free Day in Abaco

This morning you’ll wake up and find yourself on an island paradise. The Bahamas are well known for turquoise water and white sandy beaches that are all yours to explore. Relax in the sun or take advantage of any of the hotel’s activities.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Great Abaco Island
Meals
None

Day 10 Free Day in Abaco

The Abaco Islands are known as the boating capital of the Bahamas. Book a boat excursion to discover all the secret coves and secluded beaches that are only accessible by water. You can also take it easy and watch the waves lap at the beach while you enjoy a cold drink from your lounge chair!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Great Abaco Island
Meals
None

Day 11 Free Day in Abaco

The crystal waters of the islands are perfect for snorkelling and diving if you’re in the mood for an underwater adventure. Visit one of the many local restaurants for a fresh seafood dinner, and make sure to try the Bahamian specialty of conch salad!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Great Abaco Island
Meals
None

Day 12 Final Day in the Bahamas

Today your tour ends and it’s time to return to the airport to catch your flight home. Bon voyage!

Overnight Location
None
Meals
None

Snow and Sand Escape Price and Dates

This partially-guided tour of Quebec, Miami, and the Bahamas is run as private tour for your group only, and the price per person depends on how many people are in your group.

Prices below are per person:

  • Groups of 2+: $3,525USD per person
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Accommodation on the Snow and Sand Escape

This tour is based in hotels. Hotels on this trip are 3 and 4-star in unbeatable locations. You’ll enjoy a log cabin retreat in the wilderness and then seaside locations in Miami and the Bahamas.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. Single rooms, including those for solo travellers, are by request only and may incur an additional fee.

Night 1-3

Log Cabin in Duhamel

Escape to the wilderness and explore Duhamel from your cozy log cabin accommodations.

Night 4

Hotel in Montreal

Stay in a standard 3-star hotel in a great location. Walk around downtown, Old Montreal, Mile End, and Plateau Mont-Royal to peek into city life in different areas.

Night 5-7

Hotel in Miami

Your Miami hotel is perfectly situated on gorgeous Miami Beach for relaxing days in the sun.

Night 8-11

Hotel in Great Abaco Island

Watch the sunset over the sparkling seas from your hotel after you’ve spent the day in Bahamian paradise.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Snow and Sand Escape?

Meals

3 breakfasts and 3 dinners are included during your stay in Duhamel.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 11 nights are included. Accommodations before the tour in Montreal and after the tour in Great Abaco or Nassau are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Round trip transportation is provided from Montreal to Duhamel. No other airport transfers are included. Class B vehicle rental in Miami is included too.

Also Included

  • Half-day snowmobiling excursions (self-guided)
  • Half-day dog sledding excursion (guided)
  • Standard car rental with basic insurance in Miami
  • Canadian taxes
  • US taxes
  • Class B vehicle rental in Miami

Not included

  • Flights to and from Montreal
  • Flights from Montreal to Miami
  • Flights from Miami to Great Abaco Island
  • Flights from Great Abaco Island
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Visas if required
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activities
  • Entrance fees to parks
  • Gratuities for tour guides or other staff if desired
  • Fuel

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Single occupancy
  • Optional activities or excursions:
    • Snowshoe tour (3 hours)
    • ½ Ice Fishing excursion

Frequenty Asked Questions about Snow and Sand Escape

How hard is the Snow and Sand Escape?

We rate this tour as a 1/5. This tour has a flexible itinerary that allows you to choose your winter activities so that you can tailor them to your fitness level.

Is my driver’s licence valid in the USA?

Most standard driver’s licences are valid in the United States; however, International Drivers Permit might be required, or some exemptions might apply. Please check this source about driving with foreign license in the United States.

Is the vehicle insurance included?

Yes, this tour package includes basic vehicle insurance. However, deductible and terms and conditions apply, and if you want to be covered fully, you should contact us to find out about additional insurances available for an extra charge.

Do I need a visa to travel to Canada, the USA, or the Bahamas?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Snow and Sand Escape?

3 breakfasts and 3 dinners are included during your stay in Duhamel.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover all included activities. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Montreal to start this tour?

Fly into Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. Your transfer from Montreal to Duhamel is included.

Is the Snow and Sand Escape in English?

This is a self-guided tour, and the route guide, maps, and programs will be supplied in English.

Where does the Snow and Sand Escape end?

This tour ends in Great Abaco Island. Your flight from Marsh Harbour International Airport (MHH) will connect in Nassau before you fly home.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Canada, the USA, or the Bahamas?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Canada, the USA, or the Bahamas?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Canada for this tour?

The best time to travel for this tour is between December and March when there is sufficient snow in Quebec for dog sledding and snowmobiling. The weather in Florida and the Bahamas tends to be pleasant any time of year.

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We rate this tour as a 1/5. This tour has a flexible itinerary that allows you to choose your winter activities so that you can tailor them to your fitness level.


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