Join us on this nature inspired journey through the Glacier National Park in Montana. A natural showcase of melting glaciers, alpine meadows, carved valleys, and scenic lakes. With over 700 miles of trails, Glacier is a paradise for adventurous travelers seeking wilderness and natures artwork. Relive the days of old historic lodges, and the famous Going-to-the-Sun Road drive. Hike some of the most beautiful and scenic around. With views of Glaciers, mountains and clear lakes along the way. Enjoy some time on the water with a boat trip and white-water rafting. Montana is a state filled with natural beauty and Glacier National Park is the best way to experience this.
Come enjoy nature at its best in the great outdoors as we travel through this rugged yet awe inspiring natural beauty.
Day 1: August 14, 2023. Arrive into Kalispel, Montana (FCA) Airport
Upon arrival transfer to our hotel just outside the town of Whitefish. Enjoy some leisure time to enjoy this quaint town and then a welcome dinner tonight to meet the group.
Grouse Mountain Lodge for 1 night (D)
Day 2: August 15. Transfer to Glacier National Park
Enjoy your first view of this magnificent mountainous area. Our first stop will be the Going the Sun Road drive. This scenic drive provides spectacular views over the mountains and across the valleys. We will enjoy or first hikes here at Avalanche Lake, Sun Point Native trail with waterfalls or the St. Mary and Virginia falls hike. After all this great outdoor adventure we head to our lodge and relax a bit. Dinner will be in town tonight at your leisure.
Great Bear Lodge for 3 nights. (B, L)
Day 3: August 16. Hiking the park - White water rafting.
Today our hike is from Logan Pass hiking the Hidden Lake Trail in the morning.
Hidden Lake - The trail begins as a paved surface, but soon turns into a raised boardwalk after only a short distance. At this elevation snow tends to linger well into the summer. The boardwalk helps to keep hikers above the snow. The Hanging Gardens becomes an incredibly beautiful carpet of wildflowers. The hike continues to Clements-Mountain ss you proceed upwards during the early portions of the hike, 8760-foot Clements Mountain will dominate the view directly in front of you.
We will enjoy lunch before our next adventure.
Next stop is on the water to cool down a bit. We will enjoy a whitewater trip first with a float down the middle fork of the Flathead River. The first portion of the trip is a scenic float through the glacially carved flats, winding along the southern edge of Glacier National Park. Then you enter a beautiful canyon with small rapids and deep pools in the crystal-clear waters. End your trip with a delicious river-side steak dinner prepared by your guides. (B, D)
Day 4: August 17. Boat tour/Hike/ Bigfork Town
We start our day with a scenic boat trip as we relax and enjoy all this “secret” valley offers, take in the scenery while learning about the rich Blackfeet tribal history surrounding the Two Medicine area. Upon docking at the head of the lake we will take a guided hike to Twin Falls then after our hike we boat back across the lake.
Well have lunch at the Many Glacier hotel with views of the lake.
This evening head to Bigfork town for some shopping, local crafts and dinner. Bigfork is an exceptionally lovely, upscale, year-round resort village that is brimming with art galleries, fine restaurants, and high-end boutiques. (B, L)
Day 5: August 18. Hike Iceberg Lake
This hike is very scenic and offers the chance to see floating icebergs in the summer. You’ll also get a partial view of Ptarmigan Falls; the trail wraps around to the top of the falls where you’ll cross a bridge from the stream that feeds Ptarmigan Falls. The lake turquoise in color offers for a refreshing swim after this long hike if you choose. Please note today's hike is approx. 10 miles. There are rest stops along the way and a picnic lunch.
Next we drive back to Whitefish and spend the night. Farewell dinner tonight. Hotel Hampton Inn and Suites (B,D)
Day 6: August 19 - Departure Day.
Transfer to Kalispel for your return flight home. (FCA) Airport. (B)
Cost: $2450.00 based on Double Occupancy (roommates can be provided)
Single Supplement: $905.00
SAVE 3% on the tour cost if you pay via check or ACH Transfer
Booking/final payment deadline is 30 days prior to departure.
- 5 nights’ hotel with taxes
- Daily Breakfast
- 3 Dinners
- 2 Lunches
- Entrance fees to all sites/parks visited as per itinerary
- Private transfers to all included sites and cities visited
- Arrival/departure transfer from/to the Kalispell airport if traveling on tour days and required times
- Welcome Gift
- Tour Leader
- Professional tour planning services
- Fees for all included tours/activities
- White water rafting
- Boat tour
- Airfare into Kalispell, MT
- Meals not listed in the itinerary
- Tips for guides/tour leader
- Room charges such as calls, mini bar, laundry, room service.
- All personal expenses
- Travel insurance. REQUIRED
- Airport transfers if arriving at different times or different days
Entry Requirements: Visitors from Canada and other countries need a valid passport. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the date you intend to leave your country. Make sure you check your passport expiry date at least 2 months prior to travel. Before traveling abroad it's a good idea to make two photocopies of your passport, driver's license and credit cards. Leave one copy at home with a friend or family member and another bring with you.
Time Zone: Montana is in the Mountain Time Zone. They are 2 hours behind NYC.
Weather: Montana has mild weather with low humidity. Nature lovers relish summer weather. The temperatures, ranging from the mid-50s at night to the low 80s, for day making for ideal hiking weather.
Currency: The US currency is the dollar.
Electricity: US Standard Voltage is the 120 V. Most hotels provide hairdryers.
Activity level: Medium to Strong - During this Tour, we will travel by private van sometimes for a few hours at a time with comfort stops along the way. To be able to fully enjoy the tour and participate in scheduled activities, you need to be able to walk/hike at a leisurely pace, up to 3 or 10 miles on some days, many times this is on dirt or uneven surfaces. You should be able to stand unassisted for up to 30 minutes at times during the tours. This trip does have many hikes, and most are moderate hikes with rest stops along the way. This trip is pretty easy for the average person however if you can't or choose not to participate in certain activities this is at your own discretion. However, it cannot affect the groups participation nor can any tours or activities or refunds be offered or changed due to an individual not being able or not wanting to participate in any activities. Please be prepared to hike for several hours each day. While there are some stops along the way you need to be prepared for this level of activity.