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  • Montana encompasses six tourist regions, Glacier Country, Russell Country, Custer Country, Missouri River Country, Gold West Country and Yellowstone Country, each offering its own unique attractions and quirky characteristics.

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    • Bighorn Sheep

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    • Grizzly Bear in Glacier National Park

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    • Dogsledding

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    • Whitewater Rafting Gallatin River

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    • Middle Fork Flathead River

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    • Cowboy

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    Renowned for its outdoor adventure possibilities, rafting, hiking, horseback riding, rock climbing, skiing and mountain biking are just a few of the opportunities and with two beautiful national parks, Yellowstone and Glacier, the surroundings are guaranteed to be spectacular. Art galleries, ghost towns, hot springs, wildlife watching and cowboy ranches. Montana's diverse landscape is just waiting to be explored.

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    • Top Tip 1

      We would go as far as to rate Montana's Glacier National Park as a must-see. Its outstanding beauty will take your breath away.

    • Top Tip 2

      September is the perfect month to visit Montana. The fall colours are coming through, the wildlife reappears after the hot summer months, and of course it's much quieter as the summer holidays are over.

  • National Parks & Scenic Byways

    Begins in and ends in Jackson, Wyoming

    21 Days / 20 Nights

    Departures: May to September

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    Your fly drive includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurances and satellite navigation.
    • Accommodations as stated
    • Personalised Road Book

    Inclusions whilst at Ranch at Rock Creek

    • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner (3 course up to 7 course meals). Unlimited premium wine, beers, spirits, soft drinks and snacks.
    • All on-ranch guided activities, including lessons and a selection of gear for guest use.
    • Evening entertainment in the Silver Dollar Saloon (including 4-lane bowling alley, billiards, karaoke, private movie theatre, games).
    • Unlimited long-distance and international phone calls.

    Inclusions whilst at Triple Creek Ranch

    • Breakfast, lunch, snacks, gourmet dinners, house wines/spirits/beer
    • Many on-ranch activities.
    • Grand Teton National Park

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    • Horse Riding in the Tetons

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    • Grand Prismatic, Yellowstone National Park

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    • Rocky Mountains

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    • Grizzly Bear

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    • Beartooth Highway

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    • Swiftcurrent Lake, Glacier National Park

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    • Going to the Sun Road

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    Arrive Jackson

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Jackson. Upon arrival, collect your car and make the short journey to Teton Village which provides your base for the next two nights.

    Hotel: Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa

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    Teton Village

    Grand Teton National Park is often overshadowed by its larger neighbour Yellowstone National Park, however it is equally beautiful and provides greater opportunity to see Wyoming’s bear and moose population. Your hotel sits just a few minutes south of the park in Teton Village, which is a quaint town offering a selection of restaurants and shops.

    Hotel: Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa

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    Yellowstone National Park

    Today, you head north past Jenny Lake to majestic Yellowstone National Park. Although spanning across three US states, 96% of the park is located in Wyoming. Sitting on Yellowstone Plateau, the park has lakes and waterfalls, mountains and valleys, a petrified forest and of course the infamous geothermal geysers. There is so much to see and do, we have allowed two nights staying at a hotel within the park, overlooking tranquil Lake Yellowstone.

    Hotel: Lake Yellowstone Hotel

    96Mi/155Km

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    Philipsburg

    It is time to venture into Montana, and today's drive takes you through Gold West Country. You may decide to stop at the World Museum of Mining in Butte or at the Virginia and Nevada City Mines which are two preserved mining camps from the 1860’s gold rush era, before arrival at the luxurious Ranch at Rock Creek where excellent service, personalised activities and gourmet dining await. The concierge service will talk you through the activities available and plan your stay so you experience everything offered. Try fly fishing, archery, clay pigeon shooting, biking, hiking and of course the horseback riding to amazing view points across the Montana plains.

    Hotel: The Ranch at Rock Creek

    265Mi/427Km

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    Whitefish Lake / Glacier National Park

    Departing Gold West Country you head north and cross into Glacier Country, home to Flathead Indian Reservation. En route we suggest a stop at National Bison Range which protects one of the most important remaining herds of American Bison and at Flathead Lake, the largest natural freshwater lake in western USA at almost 200 square miles. Your hotel is located at Whitefish, overlooking the lake and offers a plethora of outdoor recreation. No stay in this region would be complete without visiting Glacier National Park. This natural haven has more than 700 miles of maintained trails, sparkling lakes, alpine glaciers and deep forests to explore.

    Hotel: Lodge at Whitefish Lake

    228Mi/367Km

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    Darby

    Returning south, your journey passes through the traditional large town of Missoula, and the small town of Hamilton which houses Daly Mansion, the historic home of 19th century industrialist Marcus Daly. Covering 46 lush acres it is filled with artefacts and exhibits from the era. Next it’s on to your second ranch experience. A member of the prestigious Relais and Chateau Collection, Triple Creek is a luxurious adult only ranch. Take to the water on a white water rafting or scenic river floating trip whilst back on land, hiking, biking, horseback riding and all-terrain vehicle tours beckon you to give them a try.

    Hotel: Triple Creek Ranch

    212Mi/341Km

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    McCall

    It is a short drive today into Idaho, but wonderfully scenic so keep your camera’s close by. We suggest you follow the Wild & Scenic River Corridor for the most beautiful views. This route includes the Northwest Passage Scenic Byway which hugs the Clearwater and Lochsa Rivers. En route visit Nez Perce National Historic Park and take a small detour to Hells Canyon National Recreation Area where you can see Hells Canyon Dam and drive the parks scenic byway. Your hotel for the next two nights sits on the shores of Payette Lake, offering an idyllic retreat with many recreational opportunities.

    Hotel: Shore Lodge

    90Mi/145Km

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    Sun Valley

    This morning’s delight is the Payette River Scenic Byway, which journeys alongside the wet and wild Payette River and grandiose Boise National Forest. Next, take the Wildlife Canyon Scenic Byway and make a stop at turbulent South Fork, where whitewater rafting is the top attraction. It’s a brief journey along the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway before finally taking the Sawtooth Scenic Byway to your destination of Sun Valley.

    Hotel: Sun Valley Lodge

    218Mi/351Km

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    Jackson

    Journey a portion of the Peaks to Glaciers Scenic Byway this morning and see Craters of the Moon National Monument and Lost River Valley, before crossing the state line back into Wyoming. This evening is yours to unwind at the amazing Amangani, one of the most luxurious hotels in Jackson Hole.

    Hotel: Amangani

    239Mi/385Km

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    Journey home

    You may decide to spend your last morning relaxing by the pool before making the short drive back to Jackson Airport, where you return your rental car and check-in for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £8509 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

    Real America Uncovered

    Begins in Rapid City, South Dakota and ends in Glacier National Park, Montana

    15 Days / 14 Nights

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    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Intermediate 4 door car hire, including insurance and satellite navigation
    • Accommodation as stated
    • Personalised Road Book
    • South Dakota

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    • Devils Tower

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    • Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody, Wyoming

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    • Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park

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    • Deadwood, South Dakota

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    • Mount Rushmore, South Dakota

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    • Bison in Badlands, North Dakota

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    • Whitefish Lake, Montana

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    Rapid City, South Dakota

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Rapid City. Upon arrival, transfer independently to The Rushmore Hotel.

    Hotel: The Rushmore Hotel, Rapid City, South Dakota

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    Rapid City & Badlands National Park, South Dakota

    Make your way east toward Badlands National Park - a maze of buttes, canyons and gullies formed by millions of years of erosion. On your way back to Rapid City, stop in at the small gateway town of Wall to visit Wall Drug. Rapid City is home to the Journey Museum and a newly-revamped downtown scene.

    Hotel: The Rushmore Hotel, Rapid City, South Dakota

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    The Black Hills of South Dakota

    Today you will visit the majestic Mount Rushmore National Memorial - a 60-foot-high mountain carving of U.S. Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln. You will also have chance to visit the Crazy Horse Memorial – a massive granite carving honoring the Native American warrior will stand 563 feet high and 641 feet long when complete. It's then on to Custer State Park, the second largest state park in the nation and home to 1,500 bison and granite outcroppings. Drive the 18 mile Wildlife Loop Road. Head to the Old West town of Deadwood where the legends of Wild Bill Hickock and Calamity Jane live on. Why not visit the Days of 76 Museum or try your luck at one of the town’s numerous gaming parlours.

    Hotel: The Lodge at Deadwood, South Dakota

    42Mi/68Km

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    Medora, North Dakota

    Head north to Medora, diverting slightly east en route to admire the Enchanted Highway, a 32-mile stretch of paved county highway that features spectacular giant concrete and metal sculptures. In Medora take in the nightly outdoor Medora Musical and Pitchfork Fondue dinner in the summer with the dynamic landscape of the North Dakotan Badlands as your backdrop.

    Hotel: The Rough Riders Hotel, Medora, North Dakota

    216Mi/348Km

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    Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

    Spend the day exploring Theodore Roosevelt National Park and North Dakota’s Badlands which have been shaped by millions of years of wind, rain, erosion, fire and the meandering Little Missouri River.

    Hotel: The Rough Riders Hotel, Medora, North Dakota

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    Billings, Montana

    Make your way into Montana, known as Big Sky Country, and Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument which serves as a symbol for both sides – the U.S. Cavalry and Native American Indians, who fought on the banks of the Little Bighorn River.

    Hotel: The Northern Hotel, Billings, Montana

    282Mi/454Km

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    Cody, Wyoming

    Explore downtown Billings before heading across state borders into Wyoming toward Buffalo Bill’s Cody. Lose yourself in the expansive Buffalo Bill Center of the West, a complex of five thematic museums, visit the Old Trail Town, view the live shootout performances in front of the Irma Hotel, and take in the daily Summer Cody Night Rodeo.

    Hotel: Best Western Premier Ivy Inn & Suites

    104Mi/168Km

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    Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

    An early start is required for the nation’s first national park, Yellowstone - best known for the geysers, hot springs and mud pots that make the park one of the most active geothermal areas on the planet. The awe-inspiring landscape covers 2,000,000 acres with over 10,000 thermal features and hundreds of animal species. Popular sites include Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone Lake, Old Faithful, Lamar and Hayden Valleys and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone with its inspirational view of Lower Falls.

    Hotel: Lake Yellowstone Hotel, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

    80Mi/129Km

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    Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

    Take a day trip south to Grand Teton National Park, dominated by the Tetons, a 40-mile mountain range that is part of the famed Rocky Mountains. Spend the day exploring the park – drive the 42-mile Scenic Loop, visit Grand Teton National Park Visitors Center, or take the Aerial Tram. Enjoy a hike or wildlife safari, take a boat trip on one of the lakes and visit the town of Jackson.

    Hotel: Lake Yellowstone Hotel, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

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    Butte & Anaconda, Montana

    Make your way north and back into Montana towards Bozeman. Visit the Museum of the Rockies, home to one of the largest collections of dinosaur fossils, as you pass through on your way to Butte. Explore the historical downtown of Butte before continuing to your hotel, which is located 15 miles away in the town of Anaconda.

    Hotel: Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, Anaconda, Montana

    148Mi/238Km

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    Whitefish, Montana

    Take the scenic route to Philipsburg, one of the ‘Prettiest Painted Places in America’ to mine for authentic Montana sapphires! As you head north stop in at the artsy town of Missoula to visit the Smoke Jumper Visitor Center which tells the story of how elite, highly trained firefighters fight forest fires in remote areas throughout the country, and admire the crystal clear waters of Flathead Lake.

    Hotel: The Lodge at Whitefish Lake, Whitefish, Montana

    241Mi/388Km

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    Glacier National Park, Montana

    Spend the day in the spectacular Glacier National Park, to explore glacial-scoured valleys, towering peaks, tumbling waterfalls, verdant forests and wildflower-strewn meadows. Keep an eye out for grizzly bears, elk, mountain goats and bighorn sheep. Drive the magnificent 85km Going-To-The-Sun-Road and hike some of the 1,126km of trails.

    Hotel: The Lodge at Whitefish Lake, Whitefish, Montana

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    Journey Home

    There may be time for some last minute sightseeing, before making the journey back to Glacier Park International Airport for your return flight to the UK.

    Prices

    From £2839 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    A one way drop off charge on the car hire of $300 is not included and payable locally.

  • Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park

    Begins and ends in Calgary, Alberta

    10 Days / 9 Nights

    Departures: June to September

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    Your escorted tour includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Accommodations as specified
    • 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 9 dinners
    • Air-conditioned motorcoach transportation
    • Services of a Tauck Tour Director
    • Classic tour
    • Rocky Mountain Wildflowers

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    • Lake Louise

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    • National Park Wildlife

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    • Snow Covered Mountains of Jasper National Park

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    • Lake Canoe Ride

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    Arrive Calgary

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Calgary. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. This evening, meet your Tauck Tour Director and travelling companions for a Wild West themed welcome reception and dinner. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Palliser (Dinner included)

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    Waterton Lakes & Glacier National Park

    Today you visit two national parks on the border of Canada and the USA, Waterton Lakes National Park and Glacier National Park with 50 glaciers, 200 lakes and 1,000 miles of streams. Although rustic, your accommodation for the next two nights are considered to be the best in the parks.

    Today you visit two national parks on the border of Canada and the USA, Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes National Park, where the prairie abruptly hits the mountains. En route, visit Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a prehistoric site, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit its interpretive centre before continue to Waterton Lakes, where you'll have lunch at the celebrated Prince of Wales Hotel. Then cross the border to Montana's Glacier National Park, which in 1932 was joined with Waterton Lakes to form the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve, where you might see grizzly or black bears. Your rustic accommodations in a historic lakeside hotel built in 1915 is situated within Glacier National Park.

    Hotel: Many Glacier Hotel (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    'Going-to-the Sun' Road

    After a morning cruise on the alpine lakes, you drive the narrow, curving and spectacular 'Going-to-the-Sun' road. Crossing the Continental Divide, you enjoy majestic peaks, graceful valleys, blue glaciers and alpine wildflowers. Nestled on the shores of the largest lake inside Glacier National Park, your Swiss chalet-style lodge accommodation offers magnificent views.

    Hotel: Lake McDonald Lodge (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Kootenay National Park

    Today you're heading into the heart of western Canada’s great timberlands, then continuing into lovely Kootenay National Park through Sinclair Canyon and Radium Hot Springs. Your final destination is Lake Louise, where Victoria Glacier glistens in the waters of the lake. Your hotel, located directly on the lake, offers a picture-postcard setting.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Moraine Lake & Lake Louise

    After a guided trip to Moraine Lake, which is one of the most photographed spots in all of Canada, it's back to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. Choose to relax in the hotel or hike, kayak or canoe on Lake Louise. Perhaps take one of the guided walks offered by the hotel, to learn about the areas flora and fauna.

    Hotel: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (Breakfast and dinner included)

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    Icefields Parkway & Jasper

    Breathtaking Icefields Parkway reveals spectacular scenes of peaks, canyons, waterfalls and glaciers, plus moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goats and bear. Resplendent Jasper Park is your home for the next two nights. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Breakfast and dinner included)

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    Jasper

    Enjoy a full day of leisure in the stunning mountain setting of Jasper. There’s hiking, riding, golfing, white-water rafting or simply lounging at the lakefront lodge. Share your stories with your new found friends tonight at dinner.

    Hotel: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Breakfast and dinner included)

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    Columbia Icefield

    Today you discover the incredible Columbia Icefield en route to Banff, where you take a ride in a special glacier vehicle on the surface of the Athabasca Glacier. This ice mass spawns a host of rivers that flow into the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans. 

    Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

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    Banff

    You have the entire day free to enjoy Banff National Park, including the many shops and museums. Nearby activities include canoeing, riding, hiking and golfing, so to be adventurous and head outdoors.

    Hotel: Fairmont Banff Springs (Breakfast and dinner included)

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    Journey Home

    After breakfast, your journey takes you from Banff to Calgary, where your tour ends at Calgary Airport in time for your return flight to the UK.

    Prices

    From £4443 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request.

    Yellowstone Winter Wildlife

    Begins and ends in Bozeman, Montana

    8 Days / 7 Nights

    Departs: January

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    Your escorted tour includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Accommodations as specified
    • 6 breakfasts and 3 dinners
    • Transportation in a custom-made vehicle
    • Tour leader and specialist guides
    • In-Depth tour
    • Bighorn Sheep, Yellowstone National Park

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    • Mammoth Hotsprings

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    • Cross Counrty Skiing

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    • Yellowstone's Wolves

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    • Winter Scenery, Yellowstone

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    • Geothermal Geysers in Winter

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    Arrive Bozeman

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Bozeman, Montana. Upon arrival, transfer independently to C'mon Inn Hotel and Suites and meet your fellow travelling companions at the welcome dinner this evening.

    Hotel: C'mon Inn Hotel and Suites (Dinner included)

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    Mammoth Hot Springs

    This morning, you'll drive to Mammoth Hot Springs to explore this bubbling and steaming geothermal area and take your first opportunity to witness Yellowstone under a blanket of snow. Follow the easily accessible boardwalks to explore and photograph this unique geothermal wasteland that surrounds you. The perfect place to warm up after a day on the trails is with a nice drink in front of the lodge’s fireplace, or whilst relaxing in the hot springs for the quintessential Montana experience.

    Hotel: Chico Hot Springs Resort (Breakfast and dinner included)

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    Lamar Valley

    Home to an incredible array of wildlife such as wolves, elk, bison and Bighorn Sheep, the Lamar Valley is often referred to as 'America's Serengeti'. For the first time in more than 70 years, wolves have recently been reintroduced to the park. Today you'll travel around Yellowstone tracking wildlife accompanied by a professional wildlife tracker who has dedicated their life to working with the park's wildlife, including wolves. This evening, soak in the lodge's hot springs or relax with a drink at the bar area. 

    Hotel: Chico Hot Springs Resort (Breakfast included )

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    Yellowstone National Park

    Yellowstone National Park is the oldest and grandest of the national parks in the USA. With magnificent mountain scenery, abundant wildlife and spectacular geothermal activity it draws people here from all over the world. Today, you'll experience a private guided snow-coach tour on the way to Old Faithful Snow Lodge, where you'll spend the next three nights. Along the way, you'll stop at various scenic points of interest and spot plenty of wildlife. Tonight watch Old Faithful erupt into the night sky, just moments from your accommodation.

     

    Hotel: Old Faithful Snow Lodge (Breakfast and dinner included )

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    Yellowstone National Park

    For the next few days, you'll be exploring from your excellently situated lodge in the epicentre of the park. Although the roads are covered with snow, you'll still be able to experience the trails which make Yellowstone so popular. Take a two-hour cross country skiing lesson before navigating your way through this winter wonderland, with your group or at your leisure, on a trail of your choice.

    Hotel: Old Faithful Snow Lodge and Cabins (Breakfast included)

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    Yellowstone National Park

    Today you'll have more time to wander the geothermal pools at leisure after a three-hour guided snowshoe tour to help you find your ‘snow legs’. Your guide will point out interesting facts about Yellowstone and the flora and fauna you encounter surrounding your lodge. This evening, take a walk along the boardwalk at the Upper Geyser Basin in your snowshoes, or enjoy some time with a warm drink around the lodge.

    Hotel: Old Faithful Snow Lodge and Cabins (Breakfast included )

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    Bozeman

    This morning, keep an eye out for wildlife on the scenic route back to Bozeman. Your guide will point out various points of interest along the way. You'll arrive at Mammoth Hot Springs in the early afternoon where you'll transfer independently back to Bozeman. Your tour with Grand American Adventures ends at 17:00.

    Hotel: C'mon Inn Hotel and Suites (Breakfast included )

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    Journey Home

    There'll be time for some last minute shopping or sightseeing before you transfer independently back to the airport for your flight home.

    Prices

    From £3399 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms in low season. Other prices available on request. 

    Yellowstone Wildlife Trails

    Begins in Seattle, Washington and ends in Salt Lake City, Utah

    14 days / 13 nights

    June 2019 to July 2020

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    Your escorted tour includes:

    • Round trip scheduled flights
    • Accommodations as specified
    • 4 breakfast
    • Transportation in a custom-made private vehicle
    • Tour leader and specialist guides
    • Dedicated wolf and wildlife tracking guides

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    • Bison in Yellowstone National Park

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    • Elks of Yellowstone

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    • Yellowstone Wildlife Trails

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    • Yellowstone National Park

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    • Grand Teton National Park

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    • Endless wildlife viewing opportunities

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    • Spectacular views

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    • Seattle Skyline

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    • Salt Lake City

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    Arrive Seattle

    Depart the UK on your chosen scheduled flight to Seattle. Upon arrival transfer to the Hyatt at Olive 8, for a night of relaxation before you set off on your Yellowstone Wildlife Trail.

    Hotel: Hyatt at Olive 8

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    Seattle

    The morning is free for you to explore this wonderful city before you independently transfer to your starting point and meet your fellow travelling companions for a welcome meeting. A great way to spend your afternoon ahead of your meeting is to visit Pike Place Market to try local specialties and enjoy a spot of people watching.

    Hotel: Clarion Hotel Seattle

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    Coeur d'Alene

    This morning you venture out across Washington State, to the lakeside city of Coeur d'Alene. Swimming, walking and enjoying the sunset with a glass of fizz are all perfect ways to complete your first day in Idaho. Don't forget to pack your swimwear, as the lake makes for a great place to cool off. Take a refreshing dip in secluded spots around the lake, but remember, it can be quite cold!

    Hotel: Days Inn Coeur D'Alene

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    Glacier National Park

    Continue through the mountains of Montana to the famed Glacier National Park where you'll spend the next three nights exploring this immense landscape. Keep your eyes peeled for deer and bears which frequent this area, as well as stunning scenery and glacial lakes.

    NB: The National Park Service regulates guided hikes in Glacier. Tomorrow you'll be led by a national park guide but on other days your tour leader is not permitted to walk with you on trails. They will, however, provide detailed briefings, directions, maps, and transportation.

    Hotel: Swiftcurrent Motor Inn

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    Glacier National Park

    Spend the day exploring the ins and outs of this superb park with a Glacier National Park wilderness guide. Your guide will help you try to spot some of the huge variety of animal species for which this park is renowned, including Grizzly Bears, wolverines and lynx. Big Horn Sheep, Mountain Goats, coyotes, and bears are also commonly sighted here. If conditions are suitable, your guide will take you on the Iceberg Lake or Hidden Lake Trail for dramatic mountain scenes, wildflowers and a glaciated lake that will take your breath away.

    Hotel: Swiftcurrent Motor Inn

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    Glacier National Park

    Today is one to be taken at your own pace - make use of the national park bus and choose the perfect trail to suit your preference. That may be an easy paced meander down to the lake, or a strenuous hike into the backcountry in search of bears. Your leader will provide you with a map, list of trails and any advice you need. You have the whole day at your own leisure, to tailor the park to your liking.

    Hotel: Swiftcurrent Motor Inn

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    Yellowstone National Park

    Today's drive reveals the wide open 'Big Sky' scenery that Montana is so famous for. Journey through the ever-changing landscape of forest and mountain backdrops, all the way to the Yellowstone area. Although today is very much a driving day, it is ideal for taking in the dramatic and changing scenery ahead of your Yellowstone experience in the world’s first national park.

    Hotel: Comfort Inn Yellowstone North

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    Yellowstone National Park

    Today you'll encounter Yellowstone's amazing array of geothermal features including mud pools, hot springs and steaming fumaroles. The park is famous for its volcanic history and there are estimated to be around 10,000 thermal features - nowhere else on earth can boast Yellowstone's concentration of geysers which are scattered amongst several distinct geyser basins. Benefit from the enthusiasm and knowledge of a local geologist who will no doubt enable you to learn more as you walk from one seismic hotspot to the next.

    Hotel: Comfort Inn Yellowstone North (breakfast included)

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    Yellowstone National Park

    Last night you may have heard the distant sounds of a howl far away in the mountains and today you'll get to learn all about the wolf packs that may have sung out such a nocturnal greeting. You'll spend a full day with a specialist wolf and wildlife tracking guide, venturing into the park's wilderness to learn about these extraordinary animals. Your guide will explain how wolves live and hunt together in Yellowstone and how the pack hierarchy works. It's important to note that you may not always be lucky enough to see wolves, but this is our aim and at the same time you're likely to see numerous other wildlife species.

    Hotel: Comfort Inn Yellowstone North (breakfast included)

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    Yellowstone National Park

    Even though this is your last day in Yellowstone there's still plenty of time to enjoy the wildlife, landscapes and geothermal activity away from the usual tourist sites. As you leave the crowds behind you'll be treated to a hike to the Upper and Lower Yellowstone Falls, the latter of which has the highest volume of water in the American Rockies and is almost twice as high as Niagara. You'll also visit the Mammoth Hot Springs which literally feels like being on another planet.

    Hotel: Comfort Inn Yellowstone North (breakfast included)

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    Grand Teton National Park - Jackson

    Today, you'll be leaving the borders of Yellowstone but there'll be no let-up with the incredible landscapes surrounding you. As you enter the realms of the mighty Tetons you'll no doubt be aware that you're in the presence of some quite formidable giants. The drama unfolds almost instantly after crossing the border into the Grand Teton National Park. An optional ferry journey across Jenny Lake takes you to the start of a climb to Inspiration Point, where you'll be able to catch your breath and take in some absolutely scintillating views. You have the option of following the river and continuing further on your hike in the hopes of spotting moose, commonly noted on this trail.

    Next stop is Jackson Hole, which is regarded as one of Wyoming's premier ski resorts as well as being a haven for walkers and lovers of the great outdoors. Take a short walk to Rock Springs Overlook and opt for an incredibly scenic aerial tram ride. This completes your first day in the Grand Tetons and as you settle down for the night you'll be pleased to know that there are plenty more adventures left in store for tomorrow.

    Hotel: Mountain Modern Motel (breakfast included)

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    Grand Teton National Park - Jackson

    Using all the knowledge and hiking expertise that you've garnered throughout your time away, you'll be able to undertake a self-guided hike to numerous scenic spots which your tour leader will explain to you. The park is perfect for seeing those all-important, breathtaking vistas and with excellent views of the Tetons as well as the chance to spot bison, moose, elk, and deer, this is one of the best areas to make the most of the great outdoors. As the sun goes down you'll no doubt be able to look back over the previous 11 days as some of the most worthwhile and fulfilling times that you've ever had.

    Hotel: Mountain Modern Motel

    Day
    13

    Jackson - Salt Lake City

    Enjoy some free time exploring Jackson this morning before transferring to the base of the Wasatch Mountains and the urban delights of the Mormon capital of Utah, Salt Lake City. The tour will end this afternoon at approximately 17:00 hrs. You will then independently transfer to the Little America hotel where your evening is free to explore Salt Lake City and do a spot of shopping before you head back to the UK.

    Hotel: Little America Hotel

    Day
    14

    Journey Home

    There may be time for some last minute shopping or sightseeing before you transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

    Prices

    From £4145 per person based on twin occupancy of Standard rooms/camping tents in low season. Other prices are available on request.

    Please note that due to the remote locations visited, some accommodation is below the standard that we would normally recommend.