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UK travel agent for self-drive visit to Canada

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My wife and I are thinking of a trip lasting about six weeks Edmonton to Edmonton via Saskatchewan, south Alberta, Kootenay, Jasper, Peace River. We are having some difficulty in finding an agent that understands that we want a genuinely tailor-made trip, not a modified version of a standard itinerary.

We are coming to see the country, its history and way of life. We are not into tourist 'attractions', gracious dining, white-water rafting, spas or whatever.

We want to drive ourselves and spend 1-3 nights at a series of locations, some a bit off the normal foreign tourist beat. We want to be able, wherever possible, to make our own breakfast and dinner, have access to washing machine and so on.

We had envisaged stopping at motel or similar type of accommodation which would be flexible and practical with some sort of simple cooking facilities such as hob and pans (and, of course, be clean, safe and comfortable).

We are finding it difficult to find a travel agent who actually understands what we want and does not try to just shove us into the usual places they book which tend to be full-service hotels.

Please does anyone know of an agent in UK who could help?

Also are our expectations realistic or is that type of trip impossible in Canada? I know in UK it would be difficult, unless hostels were used, but we just had a very good trip round New Zealand in the style I described.

Thanks for getting this far.

Michael

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