CULTURAL TOURS

Spotted Lake

Cultural Tour

Visit the protected ecological wonder of Spotted Lake with a local Syilx (Okanagan) guide. Learn about the area through traditional sylix history of the lake and surrounding area. After visiting the Spotted Lake you will be taken to the east bench of Osoyoos to the Anarchist Mountain Lookout to experience the breath taking beauty of the Osoyoos Lake in the Traditional land of the Osoyoos Indian Band. The last stop is at NK’MIP Desert Cultural Centre which includes both indoor and outdoor exhibits and trails. Experience the recreated examples of syilx architecture structures: a Tipi, Pit-house, and Sweat lodge. Go on a guided tour on to the trail system adjacent to a remnant of the desert.

 

Departures at 8:30am with Pickup at Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre

Duration: 6 hour

Price: $99/person

McIntyre Bluff Walking Cultural Tour

McIntyre bluff tour is a 6 hour day tour with a 2-4 hour hike showing traditional areas along the country side in the McIntyre Bluff area that will also include a visit to an organic farm. . McIntyre Bluff is not only a unique sight to see but is also rich in Syilx (Okanagan) First Nation history.  Learn about the area through syilx traditional stories and how the settlers cohabitated with the first nation people visiting a local family organic farm.

 

Departures at 8:30am with Pickups at your Osoyoos Hotel

Duration: 6 hour

Price: $120/person

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Terms and Conditions

 

Cancellation

To guarantee an exceptional experience, Sẁiẁs Spirit Tours makes every effort to personalize your tour and secure your requested date and times, including committing our vehicle and tour guide to your reservation. Advance requests and appointments may also be required at wineries depending on seasonality and guest requests, as many wineries only accept visitors by appointment. Upon reservation, Sẁiẁs Spirit Tours will request full payment to confirm your reservation. Guests have up to 14 days prior to the reservation date to cancel without penalty.  Canceling less than 14 days prior to the reservation date 100% of the reservation will be charged as the cancellation fee.  Should alternate dates be available, every effort will be made to accommodate your reservation at no penalty.

 

Meals

Lunch tours exclude the cost of lunch. Sẁiẁs Spirit Tours will make restaurant reservations for your group. We may adjust the restaurant location as per restaurant availability, group size, guest requests, and other factors. Guests order à la carte and pay the restaurant directly. Restaurant and dietary requests are welcome, but are not guaranteed. Swiws Spirit Tours is not responsible for communicating food allergies, dietary restrictions, et cetera, and guests should inform the restaurant of such upon arrival.

 

Pick-up

There is complimentary pick-up and drop-off for our wine tour guests, and we often pick-up guests at different locations for a tour. Please be considerate of other guests and be ready for pick-up at least 15 minutes prior to departure. Your tour guide will collect you at the front doors of your accommodations unless otherwise notified. Please contact us immediately if you foresee any complications.

 

Gratuities are not included.

 

Swiws Spirit Cultural Tours include:

    1.    Pick-up and drop-off at your accommodation

    2.    Bottled water

    3.    Air-conditioned vehicle

    4.    Professional tour guide driver

 

 

Our Covid-19 Code

I would like to start by thanking you for the continued support during this time and I trust you are well and safe. We want you to know we have implemented policies for health and safety practises to protect our guests and staff. For your protection physical distancing as well as sanitation protocols for all tours going out along with all common areas of bus (transport) are being cleaned regularly throughout the day. Each winery will have their own Covid – 19 protocols that everyone must follow.

 

Symptoms

Anyone who has symptoms of Covid – 19 in the last 10 days is unable to come on to the bus. Symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of smell and taste, muscle aches and headache.

 

Food or Drink

There is to be no food or drink consumed on the bus during the tour. We will provide you with a bottle of water that can be consumed while on the bus.

 

Seating Available on the Bus

To maintain social distancing during the Covid-19 outbreak each tour will have a maximum of 6 people allowed on the bus for each tour. There are three rows of seats and two people allowed per row. During the tour you must return to your seat after each winery and do not change to a different row.

 

Hand Sanitation

Sanitize your hands after leaving each winery before entering the bus and returning to your seat on the bus.

 

Social Distancing at Wineries

You and your party must always maintain 2-metre (6 feet) separation from anyone else at the wineries. Avoid unnecessary physical contact.

 

Be kind and supportive – Remember we are all in this together!

 

Irregularities

If you come across someone not in your group, please maintain the 2-metre (6 feet) social distancing requirement. If someone infringes on your 2-metre (6 feet) distance, kindly remind them of the 2-metre (6 feet) rule.

 

 

 

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Proprietor: Patty Bower

Phone: 250-689-1549

patty@swiwsspirittours.com

1000 Rancher Creek Rd, Suite 99

Osoyoos BC, Canada, V0H 1V6