Eco-Culture Experience™ PLUS— A 7 Day Adventure

Our classic 7 Day Eco-Culutre Experience trip with all the extras. New for 2015.


  • 7 Days from St. John's to Bonavista. Self-guided
  • Daily Departures May through October
  • 3 nights in St. John's, 3 Nights in Bonavista
  • Exclusive use of  three private CapeRace coastal homes
  • 2 unique coastal meals
  • Day & Night tour of Old St. John's
  • Trip to the Abandoned Communities by boat
  • Scientific Whale Watching
  • Unlimited km full-size vehicle
  • One copy of the "Traveller's Diary" Custom Guidebook
  • Trips initiated at St. John's and concluded at Bonavista
  • $3690 CDN per person-- Multi-family rates available.   CLICK to Request  Quote>>
  • Under 21 years of age- $300 CDN per person  
  • Payments accepted by VISA, Mastercard or certified cheque; taxes extra

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Jonathan Tourtellot,  Fellow, National Geographic Center for Sustainable Destinations: "...Things you (CapeRace) have done involving people are truly trailblazing. I don't know of anyone, anywhere that has figured out such a great way to get tourists in contact with local people..."  


Robert Reid, US Travel Editor, Lonely Planet, after a stay with CapeRace:  "...Newfoundland, there is no other. It's a gift to travelers, willing to look. In St John's, you experience Newfoundland first, city second -- the culture and kindness is found everywhere. Catching a real-live kitchen party in Heart's Delight was the definitive experience. Newfoundland is a special place..."   

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It's about Exploration-- 7 Days of Spontaneous Events & Unique Discoveries- New for 2015

Based on our orignal award-wining Eco-Culture Experience trip- with all the extras included. You determine your own pace for exploring Newfoundland's Avalon and Bonavista Peninuslas. We set you up with the keys to your own vehicle and exclusive access to two incredible coastal homes located in St. John's and Bonavista—all under three hours apart. In St. John's you'll have our colurful guide that will take you behind the scenes of some of St. John's hidden gems; hear the unscripted stories of the local fishermen at private twine lofts and explore the back streets and lanes of old St. John's.  He'll help become a true Newfoundlander at the lively pubs that only locals know. You'll enjoy great meals in two coastal establishments that you won't forget. Climb aboard a small boat that will take you to the unknown abandoned communities and hear the shocking stories of the 1960's outport resettlement from our favorite humourous and sometimes edgy pilot. No trip to Newfoundland is complete without a whale watching expereince-one that is different. On your small boat you will be accompanied by a biologist that will teach you about these magnificaent creatures that make their way to the Rock every summer.

This trip is based on the adventure that National Geographic experienced and reported on>>.

Unscripted Experiences--Adventure through People 

We'll also give you a customized bookstore-quality guidebook written and demand-printed specifically for your trip—the self-directing Traveller's Diary.  This book is your key to connecting with the people and adventures that make Newfoundland’s coast unique.  We are the only travel company that transparently initiates real connections with the local community in a self-guided travel format. The Traveller's Diary sends you to the places and people that we know are the heart of Newfoundland.  

The flexible self-driving, self-guiding, self-catering circuit-tour gives you the opportunity to experience cultural and ecological discovery at your own pace, on your own terms and on your own time. The award-winning Eco-Culture Experience™ is a great match for adventurous spirits and is the perfect way to a TRUE Newfoundland visit.  It's a real distinctive travel experience--a way to satisfy curiosity and spontaneity through nature, culture and chance.

Trip Highlights

Where to start? With a self-guided package you determine your specific day to day itinerary so it's hard to predict what will be a highlight for you--however-- provincial entry surveys indicate most people come to Newfoundland for the wildlife and seascapes, and the exit surveys indicate their highlight was interaction with local people. Our best effort at predicting your highlights can be found here>>.  Be sure to browse the entire Activities secition to get a feel for the trip.  

Trip Itinerary

Trip Itinerary

Day 1-St. John's: Arrive in St. John's, sometimes described as where "San Franciso meets Dublin". Spend two nights at Hare's Ears Cottage, a newly-restored coastal home located in one of the oldest neighbourhoods in St. John's-- The Battery. Hare's Ears shares the property line with Signal Hill National Historic Park. Take a daily hike to Signal Hill via the North Head Trail, located literally on your doorstep. For 3 days explore North America's oldest city, England's first colony. Sample the rich Celtic music scene, dine on local cuisine, and hike/walk the extensive coastal trail system located within city limits.

Day 4-Bonavista: Arrive at Bonavista, a bustling town located on the Discovery Trail. Spend three nights at the historic The Thomas Mouland House, a newly restored oceanfront located in the central Mockbeggar neighbourhood, one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the town. For 3-4 days explore the Discovery Trail visiting outport communities of Trinity, Kings Cove and Maberly. Take in local theatre, walk and hike coastal trails, visit abandoned communities by boat.

Day 7: Depart Bonavista for St. John's Airport.

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All tours and activities taken outside of the CapeRace Cultural Adventures Inc. tour are undertaken at the risk and expense of the traveller. The tour is a cultural adventure that will take you to remote areas which may not offer all of the conveniences/services found at home. Personal insurance is mandatory—and not included.  Be sure to ask lots of questions if you have critical needs or certain services that are generally available in urban centers.  Not suitable for any type of Recreational Vehicle (RV) travel.  See our 2012 Terms & Conditions & Cancellation Policy

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