Travel by private helicopter with Newfoundland's ultimate ‘local’ Stan Cook, spending two nights in Gros Morne National Park and four nights at Fogo Island Inn.
As a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society, Stan has access to guest lecturers who expertly shed light on the rich history, culture, culinary traditions and nature of Newfoundland in the informative, humorous and conversational manner the locals are known for.
He also offers behind the scenes insights and opens doors to places otherwise difficult to gain entry.
Limited to only 8 guests, this small group adventure is an intimate introduction to everything Newfoundland.
Itinerary at a Glance
Deer Lake International Airport | Arrival
Gros Morne National Park
Gander International Airport | Departure
Day 1 Deer Lake International Airport | ArrivalArrive at Deer Lake International airport with transfer to Gros Morne National Park. A short walk on the fabled Big Lookout Hike completes this UNESCO Heritage Site adventure. Opt for a 4km guided walk on the Tablelands trail, then venture into Winterhouse Brook Canyon to get panoramic views of the peridotite slopes, half a billion years in the making. Neddie’s Harbour Inn’s luxurious accommodations and comfortable beds is a great way to enjoy your nights in the national park.
Day 2 Gros Morne National ParkDiscover Mekapisk, Gros Morne’s 1st Indigenous tour. This is a private journey back in time where we look at Gros Morne through the eyes of her first inhabitants, while in search of marine life and picture-perfect views. Try your hand at making fire using stone age tools, cooking bannock and roasting capelin over an open fire, then enjoy a gourmet picnic 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, then finish the adventure with a visit to the traditional fishing village of Trout River, where you can 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.
Day 3-6 Fogo IslandPrivate helicopter transfer to Fogo Island. This aerial trip cuts 8 or more hours of ferry travel and driving and affords spectacular coastal views and inland fjord flyovers on your way from the mountains of the national park to the ocean surrounded Fogo Island. The multi-awarded Fogo Island Inn, consistently ranked in the top 5 Hotels in the world, is our location for the next 4 days.
Choices of active adventures (including hiking, water tour, bird watching, tide-pooling, yoga, meditation, berry picking), cultural connections, nature & wildlife or community immersion abound and ensure that time at Fogo Island Inn is time well spent. Every one of the Inn’s 29 one-of-a-kind guest rooms and suites has dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows that open onto the wildest and most powerful ocean on the planet. The Inn is built on the principles of sustainability and respect for nature and culture. The Inn is a community asset, and 100% of operating surpluses are reinvested into the community to help secure a sustainable and resilient future for Fogo Island.
Day 7 Gander International Airport | Departure Helicopter flight from Fogo Island to Gander International Airport for departure flight. Arrangements end upon arrival at the airport.