Location of Adventure
Glacier National Park, Montana, United States. Select departures also visit Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada
Group Size Limit
12 Travelers Divided into Two Vehicles with Two Expedition Leaders
A very important feature of our Glacier National Park tour is the limited group size, as fewer travelers make for more intimate and authentic nature and wildlife encounters.
Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Our Private Leaders
Accommodations, services of Nat Hab's professional Expedition Leader(s) and local staff, transportation in Nat Hab's North American Safari Trucks and other vehicles, all meals from dinner on Day 1 through breakfast on final day, most gratuities, airport transfers on Day 1 and final day, all activities and entrance fees, all taxes, permits and service fees.
Travel to and from the start and end point of your trip, alcoholic beverages, some gratuities, passport and visa fees (if any), optional activities, items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry and internet, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes (if any), optional travel protection and medical evacuation insurance.
This adventure does not require a particularly high degree of physical fitness, and included hikes are easy to moderate in terms of physical exertion. However, please be aware that hiking is the main activity on this trip, with two or three excursions per day taking place at an altitude of 4,000-5,000 feet above sea level. In order to participate, travelers should be able to walk unassisted for at least three miles over rough terrain and inclines, with some gain in altitude (no more than 500 feet) required in certain locations. Our days generally start quite early and are very full with activities, including a few long drives. Note that all hikes/activities are completely optional, and travelers should only participate in those activities in which they feel comfortable. While travelers are not required to participate in all activities, should you opt out of the day’s scheduled activities, we cannot always guarantee that alternatives will be available. Those travelers who would like to take longer or more strenuous hikes may have opportunities to do so at their leisure.
Difficult (for Glacier Special Active Walking Departures only)
This walking adventure requires a higher degree of physical fitness compared to other Nat Hab departures, and included hikes are moderate to difficult in terms of physical exertion. Please be aware that hiking is the main activity on this trip, with two or three excursions per day taking place at an altitude of 4,000-6,000 feet above sea level, with some gain in altitude required in certain locations. In order to participate, travelers should be able to walk unassisted for at least 6+ miles over rough terrain and inclines. Some hikes may last three or more hours. Our days generally start quite early and are very full with activities, including a few long drives. While travelers are not required to participate in all activities, should you opt out of the day's scheduled activities, we cannot always guarantee that alternatives will be available.
Important Information About This Trip
This exhilarating adventure explores one of North America’s most magnificent natural areas, exploring readily accessible parts of Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes that are nonetheless often missed by the casual tourist—with views that are typically enjoyed only by hardy backcountry hikers! It sometimes happens that we cannot book specific dates with the national park hotels until August, for the following year. Trip dates listed are thus likely to change slightly and will be confirmed at that time. Depending upon availability, itineraries may run in a different order.
Since the areas we travel to are remote and wild (that's why we go there!), we strongly recommend that all guests have, at minimum, medical evacuation insurance for this program. While this is not required, we make this strong suggestion in the interest of our guests' safety. We recommend that your chosen independent insurance plan includes at least $250,000 in medical evacuation coverage.
To protect your investment and to provide peace of mind while you travel, we also strongly recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance. Plans may cover everything from medical treatment to trip cancellations and delays and lost luggage. Please contact our office if you would like more information about the medical evacuation and comprehensive travel insurance policies we offer by calling 800-543-8917.
Getting There & Getting Home
We recommend that you arrive in Kalispell by 5 pm on Day 1 in order to join your group orientation at the hotel at 6 pm. You are free to depart any time after 12 pm on the final day. We can best serve you if our Natural Habitat Adventures Travel Desk makes your reservations, as our staff is intimately familiar with the special requirements of this program and can arrange the most efficient travel. Please call us at 800-543-8917. Note that while we offer you the best possible rates available to us on airfare and additional nights' accommodations, you may find special web rates or better fares online.