Classic: National Parks of the Northwest US (NUSS)
Countries Visited: United States Great value, reasonable prices, quality experiences Comfortable and varied tourist-class accommodations chosen for location and character Mix of public and private transport for the best overall experience All the top highlights included, plus plenty of time to explore on your own
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 14, avg 12
Meals Included: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Get inspired by wilderness in the Rockies, watch geysers erupt in Yellowstone, indulge in craft beer in laid-back Oregon, get a taste for the Northwests majestic national parks, visit quirky towns and funky cities.
Imagine a two-week breath of fresh air and youve summed up this 15-day tour of some of the greatest American national parks. With big city fun in buzzing Seattle and funky Portland, unique and quirky small towns like Wallace and Jackson, and all the stunning western grandeur your eyes can soak in, this trip has it all. Combining hiking in parks big and small, savouring artisanal donuts, and relaxing in cowboy bars, this whirlwind trip is the answer for anyone looking for a true adventure away from home.
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|Offer valid through 6/30/2018|
|Day 1||Seattle||Day 1 Seattle|
Theres a lot to see and do in Seattle, and we recommend spending extra time here if youd like to explore the city. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Mount Rainier National Park||Day 2 Seattle/Mount Rainier National Park|
Drive to nearby Mt Rainier National Park. Explore the park on one of the many hiking trails, including the Skyline, Nisqually Vista, or Bench/Snow Lake Trail. Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
|Day 3||Wallace||Day 3 Mount Rainier National Park/Wallace|
Continue east through the state of Washington. Check out scenic Coeur dAlene, Idaho, en route to the quirky, small town of Wallace. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours)
|Day 4||Glacier National Park||Day 4 Wallace/Glacier National Park (1D)|
Enjoy the drive into Montana, and head to Glacier National Park for the first night of camping in Big Sky Country. Included Activities: Glacier National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (3.50-4.50 hours)
|Day 5||Glacier National Park||Day 5 Glacier National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
With over 20 glaciers and 200 lakes and streams, Glacier National Park is a must see. Choose from 730 miles of hiking trails to really enjoy this majestic park. Included Activities: Glacier National Park Visit
|Day 6||Bozeman||Day 6 Glacier National Park/Bozeman (1B, 1L)|
Drive south to the university town of Bozeman, Montana. Enjoy a hotel night before carrying on to Yellowstone. Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00-5.00 hours)
|Day 7||Yellowstone National Park||Day 7 Bozeman/Yellowstone National Park (1L, 1D)|
Spend the day driving through the northern section of Yellowstone National Park. The ride can be slow-going due to all the stopping for bears, elk and bison that may cozy up to the road. Soak in the scenery before camping just outside the park. Included Activities: Yellowstone Northern Loop Excursion Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours)
|Day 8||Yellowstone National Park||Day 8 Yellowstone National Park (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Continue exploring more sections of the park, home to the most wild animals in the US. Check out waterfalls, take short hikes and lay eyes on Old Faithful. Included Activities: Yellowstone NP Visit
|Day 9||Jackson||Day 9 Yellowstone National Park/Jackson (1B)|
Cross the Continental Divide, and enjoy the view of more than 12 peaks that make up this beautiful drive. Stop at Grand Teton National Park and take in the tranquil surroundings. In the late afternoon, reach Jackson and marvel at the town square's elk antler arches. In the evening, enjoy a night out with a true wild western atmosphere at the One Million Dollar Bar. Included Activities: Grand Teton National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours)
|Day 10||Boise||Day 10 Jackson/Boise|
Start heading west to Boise, Idaho, stopping at Craters of the Moon National Monument en route. Included Activities: Craters of the Moon National Monument Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours)
|Day 11||Bend||Day 11 Boise/Bend|
Continue on to Bend, Oregon, consistently voted one of the best places to live in the US. Arrive in time to explore a bit of the town. Transport: Private Vehicle (5.00-6.00 hours)
|Day 12||Eugene||Day 12 Bend/Eugene|
Leave early to spend a few hours at gorgeous Crater Lake National Park. Enjoy a short hike in the area before continuing on to the university town of Eugene. Included Activities: Crater Lake National Park Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50-2.00 hours) Private Vehicle (3.00-4.00 hours)
|Day 13||Portland||Day 13 Eugene/Portland|
Drive north to the city of Portland. One of the most popular cities to visit north of California on the West Coast, Portland is artsy, funky and full of great eating and drinking options. Spend the afternoon getting to know this charming city. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00-3.00 hours)
|Day 14||Seattle||Day 14 Portland/Seattle|
Enjoy the morning in Portland before travelling back to Seattle. Opt to go for a final dinner with the group. Transport: Private Vehicle (2.50-3.50 hours, 280km)
|Day 15||Seattle||Day 15 Seattle|
With so much to see and do here, opt to extend your stay and see more. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: N/A
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Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.