Glacier National Park: A Natural Treasure
A Small-Group Guided Journey Through the Scenic Splendor and Wild Wonders of Glacier
When naturalist John Muir visited Glacier, he wrote in 1901, “Get off the tracks at Belton Station [now West Glacier] and in a few minutes you will find yourself in the midst of what you are sure to say is the best care-killing scenery on the continent.” Muir’s words are still valid today in this beguiling landscape of peaks, meadows, wildflowers and meltwater lakes fed by rills tumbling down off the park’s namesake ice shelves. A foray into Glacier’s wild bounty will refresh and energize contemporary spirits just as it did a century ago.
- Scout for bears and other wildlife with expert guides on a small-group nature adventure in one of America's most stunning national parks
- Traverse the alpine heights of the Continental Divide on the famed Going-to-the-Sun Road, and explore out-of-the-way reaches where visitors are few
- Relax lakeside at the park’s grand historic lodges, replete with Old West atmosphere, each a national park icon in its own right
Why Choose Our Guided Small-Group Adventure?
Glacier National Park is one of America’s iconic vacation destinations. Its soaring granite peaks and classic U-shaped valleys are home to wildflowers and wildlife, not least its famous grizzly bears. Most travelers try to see Glacier on their own or on a bus tour, settling for a quick drive across the park surrounded by hordes of other people crowding into touristy visitor centers. As a result, they miss out on the park’s many hidden treasures. Glacier is a gem, and you deserve to experience it the way that only we can show it to you! Here's why our Glacier National Park tour is better:
- Thinking of Doing it Yourself? We Take the Hassle Out!
You know what’s involved in planning your own trip: endless hours of research, questions, competing to get scarce reservations, then driving around trying to figure out where to go and what to do. In the process, you lose time and deal with a lot of headaches. Not only do we take the legwork and guesswork out, when you travel with us, you’ll know you are getting an experience that far surpasses what you could arrange on your own.
- Considering a Guided Trip? Why Ours is Better
Imagine trying to experience the beauty and wonder of Glacier from a bus with 45 other passengers. Now picture yourself in our small group, with just 7 guests. It’s basically your own privately guided remote adventure! And it’s a far more intimate (and vastly superior) way to experience nature. We have the flexibility to quickly move to areas where wildlife has recently been spotted and to access roads and areas that motorcoaches and small buses cannot reach.
- A Custom Itinerary That Highlights Nature & Avoids Crowds
Our own staff Expedition Leaders have carefully crafted this itinerary to reveal out-of-the-way corners of Glacier’s diverse landscapes that big tour groups and most independent visitors miss. Our in-depth knowledge of the Glacier region allows us to take you to lesser-known areas where wildlife viewing is better and crowds are few. And you’ll see scenic vistas that are usually reserved only for hardy backcountry hikers!
- A Window Seat for Every Guest
Our spacious Mercedes-built van is a real contrast to big, noisy motorcoaches. It's tall, with large windows and plenty of head room. It seats 10, but we because we take just 7 guests, not only does everyone get a window seat for easy photography and wildlife viewing even while we're driving, but there's plenty of room to spread out, including a large cargo area at the back for all your gear. You won't travel more comfortably!
- Expert Naturalist Guides Create a Matchless Experience
Our Expedition Leaders are professional naturalists with in-depth insight into the habitats we explore, the behavioral patterns of the wildlife we encounter, and the know-how to be in the right place at the right time to see animals and avoid crowds of other tourists. Staff Naturalist Melissa Scott guides our Glacier trip. With 25 years of experience, she intimately knows every trail and include lots of special stops and surprises that the casual tourist would miss, as well as a wealth of information about everything from wildlife and biology to geology, natural history and native culture. Many people see our national parks on their own, but when you travel with our naturalist guides, you'll see, do and learn so much more. See Expedition Leader bios with traveler comments regarding the quality of our leaders.
- Our Quality Guarantee Ensures Your Glacier Park Adventure
With Natural Habitat Adventures, you receive our exclusive guarantee, stating clearly that we will meet the lofty expectations we set forth in our promotional materials. We think this is the most ambitious guarantee made by any adventure travel company. Read our important promise.
- Feel Good About the Way You Travel
We all care about the planet, and you can embark upon this adventure knowing that the emissions from your trip are 100% carbon-offset – Natural Habitat Adventures is the world’s first carbon-neutral travel company.
- Natural Habitat Adventures is WWF's Travel Partner
Because of our commitment to environmentally friendly travel, as well as the exceptional quality of our adventures, World Wildlife Fund – the world's leading environmental conservation organization – has named Natural Habitat as its worldwide travel partner, a designation that makes us exceedingly proud!
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