VIP 5 Day/4 Night Stay in Baluchon Eco Resort and Native American Community in Matakan (With Seaplane Flights) – Departing from Saint-Paulin

Highlights

  • Meeting the Native American Atikamekw community in the village of Matakan

  • The relaxing and enjoyable activities in the Baluchon Eco Resort

  • Staying in a tipi and in a hotel in the heart of nature

  • Travelling by seaplane over magnificent scenery

Essential info*

Duration 5 days

Languages
  • English

Departure point/location

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Description

Make the most of your stay in Quebec by exploring Native American culture and Canadian nature!

  • Day 1 – Arrival at Baluchon Eco Resort

Start your stay gently with a relaxing day at the Baluchon Eco Resort. Located in a dreamlike setting, this 25km resort offers the comfort of a 4-star hotel.

It’s up to you whether you go for a walk or a bike ride, do some yoga or meditate on the water’s edge or even make the most of the pool, sauna or jacuzzi.

 Your day will end with a dinner prepared by a renowned herbalist chef.

  • Day 2 – Activities in Baluchon Eco Resort and seaplane flight to Native American village of Matakan

Spend the morning at the Eco Resort, where you can try your hand at archery or even geocaching.

After breakfast, you will head to the Saint-Étienne-des-Grès seaplane base. There, you will board a seaplane to go to the Atikamekw community on Matakan Island. End your day with a dinner by the fire and spend the night in a tipi.

  • Day 3 – Rowing boat ride and learning about Native American customs

On the third day, you will explore the banks of the Kempt River in a canoe. After lunch, your guides will take you on a hike around the island. Then, explore the village of Matakan.

Later on, you can take part in workshops to make local artisan products and to learn some Atikamekw language. After a traditional dinner around a campfire, you will set off in a canoe to gaze at the stars from the middle of the lake.

  • Day 4 – Return by seaplane and relaxing at Baluchon Eco Resort

After a final morning among the Atikamekw community, you will head back south in a seaplane.

You will then arrive back at the Baluchon Eco Village. After a relaxing 45-minute massage, you can take advantage of the health centre and Nordic spa. Then, end your day with a 3-course dinner based on local bistro fare.

  • Day 5 – End of stay

Your trip will come to an end after breakfast in the Baluchon Eco Resort.

Options

This activity is booked by room, not by person. For this activity, we request that you book the number of rooms required. 

Example: by booking one “Double room(s) for 2 adults + activities”, 2 adults (12 years +) can take part in the activities and will share a room. If you would like to add an 8-year-old child, for example, simply select ADDITIONAL [1 X Child (4–12 years)].

Notes: The price per person will decrease according to the number of participants. The price advertised is the price per person based on a booking for a room for 4 people.

Good to know

  • Availability: Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday from mid-May to mid-October (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Duration: 5 days/4 nights
  • Languages: French
  • Times: arrival at time of your choice in the afternoon
  • Departure point: Baluchon Eco Resort (located 1 hr. 30 mins by car from Montreal, 2 hours from Quebec and 45 mins from Trois-Rivières approx.)

 

  • It is obligatory to have a car to get to the departure point and to travel between Baluchon and the seaplane base
  • Horse riding is available at Baluchon for a supplementary fee
  • Certain Matakan activities may be offered upon request (learning to fish, etc.) 
  • You will stay in rooms in the Baluchon Eco Resort and in tipis in the Native American village

Price includes

  • 2 nights in a classic room in Baluchon
  • 2 nights in a tipi in the village of Matakan
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners in Baluchon
  • 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners on Matakan Island
  • 2 seaplane flights
  • Activities in Baluchon
  • Cultural activities, guides, necessary equipment for your stay on the Matakan site
  • Massage and access to the Nordic spa
  • The services of a native guide for 2 days

Not included

  • Transport to Baluchon Eco Resort
  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras

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